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How America Convinced the World to Demonize Drugs

Much of the world used to treat drug addiction as a health issue, not a criminal one. And then America got its way.<p>In Baltimore, a young black man is sent to prison for felony cannabis possession. In Glasgow, Scotland, an apartment door is kicked in by the drugs squad. In Afghanistan, a field of …

Foreign Aid

No Marketing Strategy Is Complete Without These 4 Content Formats

If you're looking to differentiate your content, these formats are something to consider<p>How can you make sure your marketing stands out in the age of content shock? How can you provide more value to your audience, and get them to pay attention to your messaging, in an over-saturated market?<p>One of …

LISTEN: 11 podcasts that dive into human history

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>From Malcolm Gladwell to “The History Chicks,” these shows explore an eternal question: “How did we get here?”<p>Ma'ayan Plaut<p>July 15, 2017 1:30pm (UTC)<p>To understand where humanity is heading next, it helps to understand where we've been. There's nothing dry or dusty about the 11 history …

Contrary to Popular Belief, the Blues Were Not Born on the Mississippi Delta

Historians Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff debunk myths about the origins of blues music, locating them not in the Mississippi Delta but in southern …

Rock Music

The Free Social Media Tools You Should Already Be Using

If you want to learn more about a situation or get to the bottom of something important, you’ve probably been told to “follow the money.” You can apply this advice to business and leadership, too.<p>If you want to keep a pulse on industry trends and stay ahead of the curve, one of the first things you …

Social Media

What 60 Straight Months of Selling on LinkedIn Taught Me

Here are the most effective and efficient ways to sell your products and services over on LinkedIn.<p>Having spent the past 60 months testing, tweaking and refining various approaches on how to sell B2B products and services over on LinkedIn, I've found that the world's largest social network for …

7 Tips for Attracting a Following on Social Media

Unless you're famous, attracting a pile of fans to your feed may be a challenge. Here's how regular people can do it.<p>If you use social media and click around on the profiles of random individuals, you'll notice that the vast majority of users do not have thousands of people following their …

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events—rather than the events themselves—that determines …

The Best Podcasts of 2016: A Tribute

Grab your headphones and carve out time in the new year for some instant audio classics.<p>More than any other art form, podcasts are intrinsically …

Podcasting

People Have Been Using MDMA to Treat PTSD for Decades

Last month, the FDA granted researchers permission to move forward with clinical trials studying the effects of MDMA on treating PTSD. Though the development may seem surprising, the so-called "party drug" was used in therapy years before it was banned...<p>Roslyn Talusan, a freelance writer in …

Tupac Shakur to join Rock Hall of Fame, Janet Jackson rejected

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Slain rapper Tupac Shakur will join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, organizers said on Tuesday, reflecting the strength of his influence 25 years after his death and the growing acceptance of hip hop as a force in mainstream music.<p>Folksinger Joan Baez, British progressive rock …

5 Surprising Tips to Enhance Learning in the Classroom

14 November 2016<p>Engaging students in the classroom is one of the biggest challenges for teachers. They’re often working with a strict curriculum that …

The Man And The Mistakes That 'Invented Rock 'n' Roll'

Sam Phillips, founder of the label Sun Records, didn't care much about making flawless recordings. Instead, the man who discovered Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Howlin' Wolf, Charlie Rich, Roy Orbison and a host of others rejected perfection in favor of spontaneity and …

23 Best Social Media Marketing Tools for Smart Automation (2018)

Are you ready to uplevel your social media campaigns? If you want your social media marketing to be effective, you will need to invest in the right …

Social Media

A short history of strange deaths in rock

Early rock star deaths from drug and alcohol abuse aren’t exactly out of the ordinary. But these unfortunate musos suffered an early exit in far more …

This Illustrated Guide Shows You When to Wear Different Dress Shoes

You might not need to wear dress shoes that often. When you do, you need to know which ones are appropriate for your outfit. This handy illustrated …

The 7 Deadly Synth Sounds (and How to Recreate Them!)

<b>In this feature we assemble a list looking back at the best synth sounds from the 70’s and 80’s and how to get those sounds yourself…</b> <br>Here we’ve …

Synthesizers

The History Of Rush By Geddy Lee Alex Lifeson: From Rebirth To Retirement

In the early 90s, Rush were the biggest cult band in the world. The rise of grunge and then nu-metal had no impact on them. With such a huge and …

The Sex Pistols Play in Dallas’ Longhorn Ballroom; Next Show Is Merle Haggard (1978)

“Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious were both punched in the face by girl fans as the Sex Pistols performed today deep in the heart of Texas.” That was …

Ten Signs Your Future Boss Is A Weak Manager

Not every manager deserves you, and when you find yourself working under someone who doesn’t get your personality or value your talents, you’ll know it right away. The wrong manager can diminish your confidence and cause you to doubt yourself.<p>He or she can damage your precious mojo supply in a big …

How to ask for a higher salary (guilt-free)

<i>Mashable's</i> latest #BizChats Twitter chat discussed how to negotiate your way to the salary you deserve.<p>Over the course of an hour, @MashBusiness …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

To Diagnose Mental Illness, Read the Brain

Although scientists have learned a lot about the brain in the last few decades, approaches to treating mental illnesses have not kept up. As …

How Apple Music Exclusives, Like Chance The Rapper's, Are Impacting The Billboard Charts

Apple Music’s gamble on Chance The Rapper has clearly paid off.<p><i>Coloring Book</i>, the third mixtape from this increasingly popular Chicago-based hip-hop artist, came following months of fan anticipation and features a wide range of guest appearances by artists including Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, and …

A Sneak Peek Into Snapchat's Advertising Revolution

When it comes to social media marketing and advertising, the top channels have long been Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Before this trifecta became cemented as the foundational pillars of social media marketing, the field was barely a thought for most companies. Now, new major players are …

Social Media

So you want to be a social media star? How much do they make?

Using Patreon, the Hillywood Show, which creates parody videos, receives more than $7,000 per month. To some degree, the amount of money creators …

27 gripping documentaries that are all essential viewing

<b>SeaWorld announced changes this week to the treatment of orcas at their theme parks, a move influenced by the 2013 documentary Blackfish which</b> …

Repressed: How Independent Artists and Labels Are Getting Squeezed Out by the “Vinyl Revival”

Record sales have risen 900 percent over the last decade. So why is that bad?<p><i>Illustration by Joe Frontirre</i><p>Universal Music Group is set to release a 20th anniversary vinyl edition of the motion picture soundtrack to the 1995 Alicia Silverstone comedy <i>Clueless</i>. This is a pretty strange move …

Vinyl Records

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