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Migos x Young Thug “MigoThuggin” Release Date & Cover Art

Migos’ Quavo posted on Instagram yesterday (October 17) that the <i>MigoThuggin</i> collaborative project between his Migos group and Young Thug will be …

Deerhunter Add Mysterious Clock to Website

Deerhunter have added a mysterious countdown clock to their website, Stereogum reports. The clock counts down to this Sunday, August 16, at 11 p.m. Clicking through from the front page leads to another page called "Faulkner", with a gif of a smiling face-painted person who turns into a …

Music Festivals

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Kim Davis Is Not a Patriot

The martyr business in America is booming. It’s a growth industry, like yoga pants, prisons and celebrity nip-slip sites. Caterers, cake-makers, …

Rights & Freedoms

Here's what you need to earn to be in the top 1% in 13 major US cities

The top 1% alone owns a shockingly large portion of the country's wealth: about 40%.<p>To see how you stack up against the wealthiest of the wealthy, The New York Times created an interactive tool that allows you to enter your household income and compare your earnings across 344 zones throughout the …

San Francisco

Father And Son Become Billionaires With Tanium, The Hottest Cybersecurity Startup

Fathers and sons everywhere can learn a lesson from David and Orion Hindawi.<p>Working together, the duo cofounded Tanium, a cybersecurity startup that helps protect governments and many of the world’s largest companies (including Amazon, Target, Visa, and Verizon). It’s a technological breakthrough …

Startups

How a Marketing Agency Broke All the Rules to Become a Lifestyle Brand Beloved by Stars

You may have noticed celebrities such as Jay Z, Beyoncé, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and UFC champ Ronda Rousey wearing apparel emblazoned with the …

Advertising Industry

Gmail messages can now self-destruct

Gmail just went all Snapchat on us.<p>Dmail, a new Google (GOOG) Chrome plugin, gives you complete control over how long your recipient can view your email.<p>This can prove a great asset for more secure communications or when discussing personal information.<p>The Chrome extension adds a "Send with Dmail" …

Apps

CrossFit’s extremely lucrative business plan is also deceptively simple

“I don’t understand CrossFit’s business plan,” my middle-aged friend said, looking up from the floor where he lay next to a barbell, panting in a pool of his own sweat. Like many of the former athletes, weekend warriors, and get-in-shape hopefuls who have flooded to this cult-like fitness program, …

Social Media

The Kanye West talk white people couldn't handle

The audience had sat through a symposium on the rapper – but when I asked whether white people deserved Kanye, they headed for the exits<p>When you’re black, you experience random acts so extremely ignorant or blatantly racist that you simply have to laugh; for instance, when people assume you ordered …

Rap & Hip-Hop

These Emails Show Just How 'Post-Racial' America Really Is

You know, not everything is about race. We have a black president, and black people can go to the same places as white people. And at least 50 percent of Americans believe our great nation has moved beyond its dark, racist past.<p>If you don’t believe it, check out these examples of the equitable, …

Right To Vote

Meet The Bushwick Twins That Design Sunglasses For Beyonce

Corianna and Brianna Dotson are the creators of sunglass line Coco & Breezy. | Photo via Coco & Breezy Instagram<p>What were you doing at the age of 24? …

Uber to be valued at $50 billion in new funding round, say reports

The round could make the ride-hailing company the most valuable venture-funded startup ever.<p>Car-hailing company Uber could soon become the most highly valued venture-backed startup in history.<p>That's according to The Wall Street Journal, which reported Friday night that Uber is planning to raise …

Startups

Hey Guys, the Sun Is Out! These Are the Best Stylish Shades to Protect Your Eyes

With summer in sight, it's no surprise that we're tending to spend more and more of our free time outdoors, doing any number of our favorite warm-weather activities -- hanging out on cool cafe terraces, backyard barbecues, casual biking in the city and spontaneous weekends out of town.<p>Thankfully, …

Men's Fashion

Why Amazon paid for 2,000 employees to take classes in things like airplane mechanics and nursing

But Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos takes a pretty unique approach in providing career help to its employees at the company's fulfillment centers, where Amazon's orders get packaged and shipped.<p>Since 2012, Amazon has offered a program called "Career Choice," where the company pays 95% of tuition for its …

Employment

Simplilearn Raises $15M For Professional Training And Certification

Simplilearn, a company helping customers get certified in areas like PMP (project management) and Android development, has raised $15 million in Series C funding.<p>The company offers courses both online and in classroom workshops and says there are more than 200 courses and 40 accreditations. Since …

Project Management

I've gone from being homeless to making deals worth millions, and I think there's only one secret to creating wealth in real estate

The income dried up just as quickly as my debt grew. I started to cut out everything I could and even sold my car, books and anything else I could think of just to pay my tax bill. Eventually there was nothing left to sell …<p>And then someone invested in me.<p>To close my business would have cost around …

Real Estate

Boxer Danny Garcia Has Six Toes on His Right Foot

Remember back in 2013 when everybody made a huge deal about <b>LeBron James</b>' toes? Well, that story was <i>nothing</i> compared to this one.<p><i>TMZ Sports</i> just …

Sneaker of the Week: Nike Lunar Huarache Light SP

The Nike Air Huarache Light may be the younger brother of Tinker Hatfield’s 1991 Air Huarache masterpiece, but it still packs a fair dose of sneaker nostalgia. Now, the folks at the swoosh have updated the Huarache Light with Lunar sole technology, which makes the sneaker not only cushier, but …

Shoes

Meet the man who wants to turn you into your own emoji

Bitstrips originally started out as an easy way for people to create their own comics featuring their likeness to share on social media sites like Facebook. It's since expanded into its own Facebook and mobile app, but after emojis exploded onto the scene, Blackstock and the Bitstrips team wanted …

Apps

Study Reveals Sad Link Between Poverty And Children's Brain Development

We've long known that children from affluent families get a head start that can translate into a long-lasting advantage, especially when it comes to academic achievement. Now, scientists have found what may be part of the explanation: Children who grow up in higher-income families appear to have …

The Brain

11 Tips For A Happy Vagina

Vaginas need and enjoy attention; and knowing how to keep your vagina happy is very important -- because if your vagina isn't happy, nobody's happy! If you're a midlife woman, you might have noticed that your vagina and her needs are changing. Vaginas experience climate change! They actually have …

Women's Health

This 27-year-old failed on Shark Tank — now she’s part of Silicon Valley’s hottest startup farm

Lumi was a 3-year old startup selling photo printing kits online. It would allow users to print any type of logos or graphics — using natural sunlight — on things like a t-shirt, a wall, or even a car. It only had about $1 million in annual sales, but Genet valued her company at $5 million.<p>The …

Startups

One Woman's Topless Cooking Videos are Setting YouTube On Fire

You’ve heard of “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen,” right? It has never rung truer than when you’re watching “A Fuego …

Here's why Thomas Piketty doesn't think Republicans are 'really serious' about income inequality

Piketty, whose recent book "Capital in the 21st Century" extensively discussed the issue, explained why he believes the GOP isn't "really serious" about addressing income inequality.<p>"There's a lot of hypocrisy in this conservative rhetoric about the skill gap and education gap," Piketty said. "If …

Income Inequality

The gunmakers have been going gangbusters

So far, the big winners to come of lawmakers' attempts to rein in gun violence are the makers of guns, themselves.<p>Have a look at this chart that Washington Post editor Chris Cillizza tweeted out Wednesday:<p>It suggests that the gun industry has benefited to the tune of $9 billion since President …

Guns