Robert William Charles

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I Tried to Be a Morning Person for 30 Days. Here's What Worked (and What Didn't)

If you spend any time online, you'll inevitably come across an article (or 15) spelling out steps to reach the near-mythical status of becoming a …

Sleep

Spotify Founders Threaten Sweden With New York Expansion

The Swedish music steaming service Spotify plans to hire thousands in coming years, but Stockholm won’t get the new jobs unless it improves current …

Gooey Decadent Krispie Treat Fudge

This krispie treat fudge is for the krispie treat lover in your house. It's the answer to "what's for dessert?"<p>Today I pulled a fast one on my family. You see, they have a strict rule with me that I am no longer allowed to make Rice Krispie treats.<p>It’s not because I make them poorly, it’s because I …

Beam raises $5M for its smartphone-connected toothbrush

I brush everyday, but I’ve never learned to enjoy it. I also don’t do it right, as my dentist never fails to tell me.<p>Beam Technologies wants to make brushing more interesting and fun by connecting a smart toothbrush to a smartphone. Beam’s toothbrush measures how long and how often you brush. It …

Ryuichi Sakamoto Diagnosed With Cancer

Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, a member of electronic pioneers Yellow Magic Orchestra and frequent collaborator with Fennesz, has been diagnosed with cancer, as BrooklynVegan reports. Along with his various film and event scores, Sakamoto has collaborated with the likes of Laurie Anderson, …

Gerard Way Shares How Britpop-Inspired Solo Debut Differs From MCR

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way detailed the heavy British influences of his forthcoming solo debut in an interview with NME, saying …

Music

Interpol's Paul Banks Previews 'El Pintor': 'We're a New Band Again'

Interpol's fourth LP, 2010's self-titled, debuted after founding bassist Carlos Dengler left the band, and when promotion came to a close, the …

The end of the record collection?

Linda Yueh<p><b>The household record collection has changed shape a number of times over the decades. During the 1960s and 70s it was a cupboard full of vinyl discs. In the 80s and 90s, it was racks of cassettes and compact discs. And in the new millennium our collections went digital as the MP3 and</b> …

Rena Matsui’s “Kill La Kill Ryuko” Poster Becomes Hot Topic!

| 48Group | Posted<p>Sponsored Links<p>SKE48 and Nogizaka 46 member <b>Rena Matsui</b> disguises herself as <b>Ryuko Matoi</b> from the anime “<b>Kill La Kill</b>” in the poster …

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Behold The Greatest Campaign Logo Of All Time

His campaign materials feature a red-white-and-blue silhouette of his wondrous two-pronged facial hair topped by a cowboy hat (pictured above).<p>Agnew filed paperwork to run as a Republican in Tennessee's Senate race earlier this year. His candidacy is an uphill battle as the seat there is currently …

Storytelling Key to Burberry’s China Strategy, Says Christopher Bailey

With a theatrical, multimedia event and an immersive new flagship, Burberry underscores the importance of storytelling in the all-important China …

Kawaii ’14 (Vol. 3): Lena Fujii and the New Kawaii | Yone's Kawaii | Columns | MTV 81

“Kawaii” first started to be used by girls around the turn of the decade in 1990. It was a term used to by teens to counter a male, consumer-driven …

Sakura: Japan’s Favorite Flower, and Reason to Party | Specials | MTV 81

Photo: Getty Images<p>The winter is mostly over in Japan, and the changing of the season signals the arrival of one of the country’s most hotly …

5 Easy Ways to Get a Raise at Work

<b>1. Schedule regular meetings with your boss.</b><p>Understand that your boss is busy, but inviting her to coffee once a month to do a quick check in or just getting to know her a bit better helps to strengthen your relationship. Those who have worked for me know I am a firm believer in the importance of …

Networking

The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is older than the United States of America — 273 years old, to be exact. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its new owner anonymously donated the historic instrument to violinist Anne Akiko …

Gorgeous Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Skiing

As a devotee of winter sports, both as a lifelong practitioner and an Olympic spectator, and lover of vintage graphic design, especially mid-century travel posters, I was delighted to chance upon <b>The Art of Skiing: Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Winter Sport</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a remarkable …

The 50 Best Bags of Fall

Our favorite clutches, totes, backpacks, and more.<p>Bold clutches, modern backpacks, embellished totes: This season was all about a statement accessory. Here, all the best, busiest bags we want to grab onto. Plus, shop the best bags for the year AND the best fall bags available now.

Jokes

Vast waters hide clues in hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

The mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and the true identities of some of its passengers, are as deep as the southeast Asian waters where multinational search teams are searching for the jet.<p>Navies from two of Malaysia's neighbors were pursuing new leads as …

The Sudden Rise of a Global Atheist Church

Founded by comedians.<p><b>Wearing a navy suit and a striped Oxford,</b> his long red hair and full beard casting him as a hipster messiah, Sanderson Jones paces the carpeted basement floor of the Elephant & Castle bar in San Francisco. The crowd has begun filling the low-ceilinged room, and Jones—a gaunt, …

Personal Minimalist Luxury Showcased by Sascha Akkermann’s Houseboat

How can you live comfortably in a high density population area that benefits from the existence of large expanses of water? What might look like a …

Mark Twain's Argument Against Masturbation

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>We're going to get</b> to the point here. This, as pointed to by Brain Pickings, is part of a full speech given at a Parisian men's club in 1879, that was since long hidden. The subject, even then — in <i>Paris</i> — was considered improper conversation …

Powerfully Dramatic Landscapes by 23-Year-Old Shane Hawk

Whether we are watching or not, the sun rises every day and sets every evening. On a regular basis, 23-year-old photographer Shane Hawk turns his eye towards the sky to document the daily magic that takes place overhead. Based in California, Hawk began photographing with just an iPhone. He has …

Winter Fireworks Festival at Kawaguchiko

Barneys Is Counting on 17 Transgender Models for Its Spring Campaign

In a departure from its traditional spring marketing, luxury retailer Barneys is launching a campaign to raise awareness about transgender …