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J. Cole’s Successful 2018 Proves That Hip-Hop Superstardom Can Still Come On An Artist’s Own Terms

In a world where seemingly everyone claims to live life on their own terms, J. Cole actually does. It’s not just his devotion to traditionalist hip-hop in a world of trendy, trap-based rap or his laissez visual aesthetic that make me feel that way, it’s also his unpredictable nature. There’s the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

What’s wrong with baby formula? It’s not even recommended in disasters

Humans are mammals. Therefore, they can breastfeed their offspring, and they should. There is no shortage of evidence of the tremendous health benefits that come with breastfeeding—for both the baby and the mother. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusively breastfeeding babies …

Breast Feeding

Having Big Lips Was a Choice for Kylie Jenner—but Not for Me

I was in fifth grade the first time it really sunk in that my full lips were viewed, to some, as undesirable. We were learning about minstrel shows in my performing arts class and the message of the visuals—white faces covered in black tarlike paint with exaggerated cherry red lips—were loud and …

Kylie Jenner

All 12 Boys And Their Coach Are Rescued From Thai Cave After 2 Weeks

<b>Updated at 11 a.m. ET</b><p>An elite team of Thai navy SEALs and foreign rescue divers brought out the final four boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave near the Thai-Myanmar border, extracting the team through a labyrinth of tight passages after they spent two weeks trapped in darkness.<p>The …

Thai Navy

LEED Platinum housing for the homeless takes over a formerly vacant L.A. lot

Los Angeles-based design practice Michael Maltzan Architecture has transformed a vacant suburban lot into the Crest Apartments, a LEED …

Architecture

The Yagalet Sports Car Can Hover On Water When You Run Out Of Road

It works as a traditional car, too.<p>The Russian startup Yagalet has a bizarre, new idea about how to make an amphibious car – turn it into a …

Sports Cars

Man Enough? Racing Star Lewis Hamilton Confronts His Biases on the Cover of British GQ

“I want to make amends,” reads the caption above Lewis Hamilton’s name on the cover of British GQ’s August issue. The race car driver is pictured …

Tommy Hilfiger

This Private Airline Club Promises Ridiculously Cheap First Class Flights

A new service is preparing to launch flights next year, with one-way tickets available starting at $280.<p>When AURA launches next year, it hopes to …

Air Travel

Cristiano Ronaldo makes over $108 million a year—here’s how he spends his millions

Cristiano Ronaldo is the third highest-paid athlete — and second highest-paid soccer player— on earth. According to Forbes' ranking of the 100 …

Soccer

Wilt Chamberlain's Revamped Bachelor Pad in Bel Air Is on the Market for $19M

One of the '70s most infamous homes is now on the market. Namely, the lavish bachelor pad built in 1971 for basketball Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain.<p>One of the '70s most infamous homes is now on the market. We're talking about the lavish bachelor pad built in 1971 for basketball Hall of Famer <b>Wilt</b> …

Real Estate

Celebrating Ghana’s Amazing Handpainted Barbershop Signs

These vibrant artworks advertised the freshest styles and sleekest cuts.<p>Next to the Suame police station in Kumasi, Ghana, just near the roundabout, …

Art

Senegal's team easily has the best dance moves of the World Cup

If you haven't yet landed on who to root for during the World Cup, you should seriously consider getting behind Senegal.<p>Sure, the men of the …

Dance

Mark Zuckerberg Gains $1.7 Billion After Instagram Announces New 'TV' App, 1 Billion Users

Mark Zuckerberg became $1.7 billion richer on Wednesday after Facebook stock rose 2.3% in regular trading on the news that Instagram is rolling out a new feature: Instagram television. The bump makes the Facebook founder and CEO the biggest winner over the past day of any billionaire. <i>Forbes</i> updates …

Social Media

Ty Dolla $ign Is Making Hits for Everybody This Summer

Sitting on the patio of 287 Gallery in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, Ty Dolla $ign has a bit of downtime before he makes an appearance at the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

MSNBC host breaks down while reporting breaking news on what’s happening with babies at US border

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow broke down Tuesday night while delivering breaking news about babies and toddlers who are at the center of the U.S. border crisis.<p>What happened?<p>Attempting to deliver a breaking news report from The Associated Press, Maddow broke down and began to tear up.<p>She got about a …

Donald Trump

Nation's first hip-hop themed pot shop opens in Portland

Local leaders joined a group celebrating the opening of a new marijuana dispensary in Northeast Portland.<p>The Green Hop Dispensary is the first …

Pistons’ Reggie Bullock to transgender community: ‘I see y’all as people that I love’

The NYC Pride March is still a week away, but Reggie Bullock already is nervous. He has yet to decide on an outfit; he will get to that. He knows he is bringing his 5-year-old son with him to ride atop the NBA’s annual float.<p>Will Reggie Jr. ask questions? Probably. It is the first time the boy will …

People’s egos get bigger after meditation and yoga, says a new study

According to Buddhist teaching, the self is an illusion. The religion preaches a fundamentally selfless worldview, encouraging followers to renounce individual desires and distance themselves from self-concern. To advance this perspective, millions of people around the world practice yoga and …

Meditation

Why West Coast home prices are surging

Housing markets out west are on fire.<p>Prices are rising, supply is tight and competition among buyers is fierce. That's all good news for homeowners. Not so much for buyers.<p>Home prices have risen faster than wages in many cities, creating an affordability issues for buyers — especially first …

Real Estate

Uruguay, 1st nation to legalize pot, struggles to keep up with demand

<b>MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay</b> -- Laura Andrade recently walked out of a pharmacy in Uruguay cursing loudly because she couldn't buy legal pot. The wine …

Cannabis

iPhone rumored to adopt USB-C ports next year, 2018 iPhone bundles USB-C charge cables

Apple is expected to transition its iOS devices to USB-C connectivity later this year, by shipping a Lightning -> USB-C cable and a new 18W charger, previously rendered here. This will move new iPhone buyers over to using USB-C for charging with a cable. It will also mean that customers can take …

Swizz Beatz & Timbaland Beat Battle Was So Good We're Hitting the Road!!!

<b>Swizz Beatz</b> wasn't kidding when he said his beat battle with <b>Timbaland</b> was "to be continued" -- the hip-hop icons are planning a tour.<p>The mega …

The 5 Best Boutique Hotels on Santorini

Santorini's luxury boutique hotels have a ringside seat to one of the most dramatic seascapes in the world.<p>The island is arguably the most photogenic …

20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

NYC ban on plastic foam food containers upheld

A judge has ruled in favor of New York City in its battle with the restaurant industry over plastic foam containers, paving the way for the city to …

The Mazu 52HT Is a Superyacht in Disguise

Mazu’s new 52HT looks navy-tough on the outside, but the interior is a yachting dream.<p>Mazu’s collection of cruisers and superyacht tenders carry a …

Boating

Lil Wayne wins huge settlement against Cash Money, Tha Carter V to finally be released

It’s over, and Weezy is the winner. The protracted legal dispute that pitted Lil Wayne and his Young Money imprint against his former mentor Birdman …

BlackBerry's new phone is one for the privacy conscious

The launch of a new BlackBerry handset is not so much the chance to show off new bells and whistles as an opportunity to remind the world why the brand was once such a dominant force.<p>So the new KEY2, launched in New York on Thursday, is notable for its physical qwerty keyboard, stand-out battery …

These Luxury Sleep Pods Will Be at Airports Around the World

Futuristic devices have been popping up at airports around the world recently to help travelers catch some decent relaxation before take-off. A …

Getting a Chick-fil-A franchise is harder than getting into Harvard

Three months into his new role as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt wanted to help his wife find a job, too. At Chick-fil-A.<p>And so, as The Washington Post reported Tuesday, Pruitt used his government position and the help of an agency aide to arrange a call, at first with …

Chick-fil-A