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Ron Diamond's Animation Show of Shows Coming to Comic-Con, Getting Ready for Nationwide Debut

Jim Hill | Posted 07.02.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

For the past 16 years, this veteran animation producer has circled the globe seeking out the very best new animated short films. Which sounds like it might be a fun way for a cinema fan to spend their time, but is actually a quite challenging task.

We Create Harmony: The Brand and Campaign That Kickstarts Careers

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 06.30.2015 | Style
Sara Lee Bentley

One of the toughest obstacles new designers face is how to successfully market their label so that it produces a sustainable profit, allowing them to survive in the saturated marketplace.

Now You Can Build Your Own Drone In Under 30 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology

This new Kickstarter project aims to turn regular people into drone-building, drone-coding experts -- no matter their skill level.

This Is The Cutest Way To Thank Another Driver On The Road

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology

There's enough road rage in the world; it's time to spread some smiles.

Handbag Companies Carry Change on Kickstarter

Elana Joelle Hendler | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Elana Joelle Hendler

Both Soul Carrier and the Camino Clutch are newly launched Kickstarter campaigns which have not yet reached their Kickstarter goals but have great promise.

The LeanChair Lets You Sit, Stand And Work At The Same Time

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Technology

There are standing desks, treadmill desks and "breathing" desks, and now there is a leaning desk. You know you want one.

New Web Series 'Paper Boys' Delivers Diversity, Charisma and a Magical Twist You Never Saw Coming

Wes Janisen | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Wes Janisen

The new web series Paper Boy highlights the unifying theme for every person in their 20's, regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation: That none of us really has a clue what we're doing.

Waterproof Classic Books Are The Perfect Beach (And Bath!) Reads

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.17.2015 | Arts

You've got your warm bath, your bubbles, your glass of cheap wine and your book club book. Was there ever a better recipe for relaxation? That is, unt...

Lyft Starter, the MagBelt and What I Learned in My First Week on KickStarter

Mike Sternoff | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Mike Sternoff

Last fall in Denver, Kyle, a friend of mine from college named grabbed a Lyft ride. Kyle, looked down at the app on his phone, his driver was a guy named Devin. Like most Lyft rides, the driver/passenger relationship is similar to the airplane friend experience.

13 Products That Didn't Need To Be Gendered

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women

Apparently lip balm is designed for women -- at least according to the dude who founded a chapstick for men. Behold, the "Dude Stick." The creator...

Feds Crack Down On Crowdfunding Projects That Don't Follow Through

Associated Press | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are going after people who raise money online through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe but don'...

B-Movie King Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment Crowdfunding for Finishing Funds for Latest Film

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

B-Movie King Lloyd Kaufman, President & CEO of Troma Entertainment, has been making indie films for 40 years, his experience spawning a line of books about making your own damn movie, including Produce Your Own Damn Movie!, which I co-authored with him in 2009.

Alexander Howard

Documentary Project On Black Women In Tech Smashes Kickstarter Goal

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology

"People do want to hear our story. It's given people something to believe, particularly women of color, who were starting to feel almost abused by the tech world."

3 African Entrepreneurs Raise $70K, 7 Things They Want You To Know About Crowdfunding

Mary Olushoga | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Mary Olushoga

Over the years, crowdfunding has become an effective alternative for entrepreneurs to raise funds for their business ideas. Crowdfunding allows entrepreneurs to raise capital without giving up too much equity.

Nightmare On Automation Street

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Illah Nourbakhsh

I have just such a story, and it serves as a cautionary tale for how automation can disempower entire communities of practice, in this case innovative new entrepreneurs.

Uncovering The True Cost of Fast Fashion With Livia Firth in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.03.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I discovered in Cannes the impact that a new business model of fast fashion produces; this 52-seasons a year retail frenzy that affects the poorer parts of our world in such a horrific way.

Parents Combat Gender Stereotypes With Futuristic Kids' Clothing Line

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents

Designer Tiffe Fermaint and her fiancé Keith Walker hope that their kids' clothing line will provide a cool alternative to the countless children's b...

Amanda Palmer and Patreon: All The Things, All The Time

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.02.2015 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

We're poised at an incredible moment in the world of art and commerce, because artists who have a robust fanbase actually do have a choice not to pimp themselves out for cars or shampoo. We're just taking baby steps so far into this new paradigm.

Women, Friendships, and the New Movie 'Kate & Lily' That Is All About Them

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

This film -- Kate & Lily -- is about two friends, Kate and Lily. It's about how women perceive one another and how we can be simultaneously so evil and so sweet.

An Incredible Photo Series Captures The Cambodians Who Remove Unexploded Bombs

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

A small group of Cambodians -- some of whom only recently learned to swim -- is doing zero-visibility dives to rid the country's waters of bombs. Phot...

I'm Admitting My Shame: I. Am. A. Crowdfunder.

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 05.19.2015 | Money
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

As a three-time crowdfunder let me tell you a little secret: almost no one gets rich. There are a few exceptions, those are celebrities and people pre-selling really cool gadgets.

Caring About The Caretakers Of Our Parents, Ourselves

Patricia S. Guthrie | Posted 05.15.2015 | Fifty
Patricia S. Guthrie

Currently, three million professional caregivers work in the home care field and an estimated 1.8 million more will be needed in the next decade. Trouble is, you can make more money walking your neighbor's dog than you can caring for your neighbor's father.

Imagining My World

Suzanne Brockmann | Posted 05.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Suzanne Brockmann

Equal marriage didn't just "come" to Florida. We dragged it here, not by saying it was never going to happen, but by getting together, by working together, and insisting that it would.

This Teeny Device Lets You Make -- And Play -- Your Own Games

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology

It's good fun AND good for your brain.

Young and Entrepreneurial: Scion Motivatour - Taking the Entrepreneurship Show on the Road

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

The Scion Motivatour event has been taking cities in the US by storm. With a goal of helping entrepreneurs take their business to the next level, Scion travelled around the US to support young and passionate entrepreneurs.