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Sorry, Folks, Rich People Don't Create The Jobs

Hecto-millionaire Nick Hanauer is at it again.<p>One of the country's most successful entrepreneurs and investors, Hanauer is on a mission to teach his fellow 1%-ers how the economy actually works — how jobs are actually created, how a higher minimum wage would actually help, and how the crazy …

Income Inequality

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Productivity

US takes gay rights global, despite unsure welcome

Jean Leblanc Illustrations

Illustrations and various artworks by French illustrator Jean Leblanc.<p>Jean Leblanc aka Jeanti, is a French art director and illustrator who has …

Video: Documentary 'Skanks' tells the story of a drag musical in an unlikely place

Warning: <i>Skanks</i> is not your average behind the scenes film.<p>The one-of-a-kind documentary from director David McMahon follows a small community theater …

Matthew Rolston photos of ventriloquist dummies have much to say

Perhaps the only thing more creepy than a clown is a ventriloquist's dummy. Made in our image but distinctly not human, dummies have left the safe confines of the puppet stage for our space, yet remain apart, giving voice to sentiments we dare not speak ourselves.<p>At Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, …

Now Trending: Why Australian Women’s Weekly put burn survivor Turia Pitt on the cover

<b>MODEL CONFIDENCE</b><p>Turia Pitt is breaking restrictive fashion standards in the best possible way. The burn survivor, who has scars on her face and lost several fingers to the fire, is the newest cover model for Australian Women's Weekly.<p>The fashion industry is notorious for photoshopping models, but …

John Doyle: Inside the mind-boggling telenovela machine

It's a warm night in Rio. I'm sitting at a pleasant, cheery outdoor patio. Brazil has just tied 0-0 with Mexico and there's a strange air about the place. The grownups are a bit bewildered. Brazil, all sizzling style, has failed to beat Mexico. That's a worry.<p>But the teenagers and twentysomethings …

5 Things We Learned at the ‘Tammy’ NYC Premiere

One morning Ben Falcone woke up and immediately recounted to his wife — <i>Bridesmaids</i> actress and <i>Rolling Stone</i> cover star Melissa McCarthy — his dream …

Does It Make Sense for Artists to Advertise?

Investing in one's career is often touted as a sound business move, an act of confidence in the future, the cost of doing business, taking responsibility - that kind of talk. But, which career investments actually give you a return on that investment? For artists, most would agree that art school …

'The Jedi Doth Return' in the final Shakespearean adaptation of 'Star Wars'

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Narcissister Is The Topless Feminist Superhero New York Needs (NSFW)

Women are currently persecuted for baring their breasts in public in New York. On a global level, women who bare their chests often face more severe disciplinary measures. Whether or not you've ever personally felt the urge to shop for groceries sans shirt, the very existence of the prohibition -- …

Useful Two-Part Beginner Tutorial Will Help You Understand the Basics of Composition

Post-processing and lighting and camera tutorials are all good and well, but none of them are going to do anything for you if you don’t have a good …

Social Media Tips for Aspiring Fashion Photographers from Lindsay Adler

<i>This piece originally appeared in our guide Breaking into Fashion Photography– for the full article download the guide here.</i><p>Lindsay Adler, a New York …

Cosplay Pug Portraits Put an Adorable Spin on Game of Thrones

It’s Friday. And after some potentially unfortunate news, it might do to share something that will help you start the weekend off on a better note. …

Happy Camera Day!What Kind of Camera are YOU?

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 "What kind of camera am I?" It's a burning question we've all had in the back of our minds, and today it shall be …

5 Things You Will Discover on the Other Side of Your Fears

Fear is a powerful yet essential emotion. Without it, neither you nor I would be here. We would not have survived as a species.<p>Fear of the saber-toothed tiger, or of straying too close to the edge of a precipice, have served us well, keeping us safe since our time on Earth began.<p>If we look closely, …

Self-Acceptance

How to De-Stress in Just 10 Minutes

For all the times you need to cool down fast<p>We've all had intensely stressful moments in life where you find yourself wishing that wine came in those convenient six-packs of juice boxes with the pop-in straws. As genius as that may sound, getting sloshed before an important meeting or moment in …

How to Improve Your Memory, Instantly

Let me tell you something utterly amazing about your brain. Better yet, let me <i>show</i> you something you can do to increase your brain’s ability to …

The Brain

How to Keep the Dreamer In You Alive

<i>“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to</i> …

First Listen: OOIOO, 'Gamel'

Gamel<p><b>Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released.</b><p>You may be unfamiliar with OOIOO, but you've likely heard of the woman behind all those vowels: Yoshimi, drummer in the raucous Japanese band Boredoms and muse behind The Flaming Lips' famous <i>Yoshimi Battles the Pink</i> …

How Prada created Arte Povera

A V&A exhibition charts the stunning rise of Italian fashion since 1945 – but how to explain the dinginess of Arte Povera in the same period, asks Alastair Smart?<p>No, you haven’t picked up <b>Stella</b> magazine by mistake; and no, this isn’t now a Fashion column. But I like to think I know a good …

Art Movements

<i>Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world.</i><p>Governor Rick Snyder <b>signed the “grand bargain” bankruptcy</b> …