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The Making of a Fashion Icon- LaQuan Smith

Myrlaun Walker | Posted 10.08.2015 | Style
Myrlaun Walker

As the 27-year-old embarks into a new realm of 'name and likeness' he talks humbly about the beginning and feels confident about where he and his brand are going.

Facts Are Facts -- Robby Is on the Rise

Myrlaun Walker | Posted 10.06.2015 | Entertainment
Myrlaun Walker

Last September, the interweb was introduced to new heartthrob, Robby Blackwell, by popular producer DJ Marley Waters on a track called "Afterparty" featuring Christina Milian where the new swoon brought with him a remarkably strong, soulful, yet, seductive voice.

Henning Mankell: Theatre Resembles Life

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Since the very beginning of his career, Henning Mankell (born 1948) has taken an immense interest in theatre. As long ago as in the 1970s, he worked with Swedish theaters, writing and staging plays.

From Psychopathic Yawns to a Shark's Sixth Sense

Justin Kitch | Posted 10.05.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered psychopathic yawning tendencies, hot women at the office, and terrifying news about sharks.

Speaking Freely of Guns

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

For now, we have an endless litany of tragedies to which we react with collective pathos and impotence, knowing for certain that we await the next. We have a bizarre double-standard, in which the First Amendment is spared the tortured literalism imposed upon the Second by those with ulterior motives.

Shame On Us: Another Week, Another School Shooting

Jim Moret | Posted 10.03.2015 | Crime
Jim Moret

The victims and heroes and families should serve as a reminder of the very real, lasting human cost of these shootings. I have never lost a loved one to gun violence but perhaps it's time all of us start acting as if we had. Maybe then we'd do something about it.

Dear Matt Damon,

Harry Cook | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Harry Cook

Perhaps instead of a world where actors need to keep quiet about who they love, we could start a movement where people just accept that everyone is different and that's ok.

Facebook Down

Nathan S. Sanders | Posted 09.30.2015 | Comedy
Nathan S. Sanders

Facebook recently crept over 1.23 billion monthly active users, while over the past few days the social media giant's site has crashed, leading to multiple catastrophes across this great land.

Millennials Are Consuming More News Than You Might Think

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

Millennials are often pegged as the generation least likely to keep up with news and current events, but a new study by the Media Insight Project&nbs...

From Unchivalrous Doors to Graffiti Warfare: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 09.25.2015 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the unchivalrous intention behind revolving doors, Manhattan's war on graffiti, and the time Julius Caesar was kidnapped by pirates.

How to Write News

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Jeremy Bamidele

Many writers struggle with producing a document aimed at garnering publicity or being printed in the news. They often miss one or more of the criteria of a news document: public relevance, timeliness, proper formatting or usefulness.

It's a Very Personal Fight

Shana Thornton | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Shana Thornton

"It's as personal as it can get. There are good days and bad ones, but it's a very personal fight worth staying in the long run for. He's my grandson...

From Crumbling Skyscrapers to Gluten-Free Fradulence: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered gluten-free fraudulence, a nearly crumbling Manhattan skyscraper, and the very first space-grown salad.

Pope-worthy Places to Visit in Philly

trivago | Posted 09.23.2015 | Travel

Whether your plan is to embrace your spiritual side, or simply to try Philly's near-divine food scene, has put together an insider's guide for every kind of Philadelphia pilgrim.

The Value of Family Presence in the Hospital Room

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

I often reflect back on my time in ICU as a team effort, between myself and my care team, and also with my parents, family, and friends. Having my parents there with me in the hospital meant everything to me. Growing up, they were my role models, my friends, my supporters -- and in the hospital, my guardian angels.

Why This Pope Is Better for Women Than Republicans

Em & Lo | Posted 09.14.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Let's begin with a qualifier: Us saying the Pope is better for women than Republicans does not mean we think the Pope is some new progressive superhero. He's got 2000 years of dogmatic baggage to contend with.

A Note to Fellow Millennials During Political Season

Elnaz Moghangard | Posted 09.14.2015 | Impact
Elnaz Moghangard

As a young individual observing all of this and thinking of the future of our society, I worry that the many voices of reason -- the many voices encouraging unity, diplomacy and peace -- struggle to be heard in all the hysteria. Controversy, after all, sells. I get it.

From the World's Largest Ball Pit to Target's Crime Lab: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 09.14.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last month NASA released an animated GIF of the moon passing in front of Earth. It looks like a badly faked video, but the photos are real, taken from from a spacecraft a million miles from Earth.

From the perils of flip-flops to life-saving silly string: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 09.08.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Every day of the year, CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learner...

Because the Time Should Be Now

Shana Thornton | Posted 09.03.2015 | Media
Shana Thornton

Domestic violence is still a major concern in our society. Change has to start with all of us. I hope you don't wait until the month of October to have this conversation with a loved one. The time is now- well, it should be now.

Lessons From the News Desk -- Carl Quintanilla

Joe De Sena | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

Carl Quintanilla is a nice guy. And he is far from last. Quintanilla of NBC Nightly News and CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" has learned a lot during the course of his career.

Amazing Footage of NYC Newspaper Strike

Tom Falco | Posted 09.01.2015 | New York
Tom Falco

I came across this three-part YouTube film about the New York City newspapers strike of 1945. It was a 17-day event. It's quite interesting to see how people coped, or didn't cope. There were eight daily newspapers in New York at that time and people devoured them.

From Killer Fans to Jettisoning Jet Lag: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 08.28.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the new law making Times Square illegal, legendary killer fans in Korea, and an innovative cure for jet lag.

This Centenarian Couple Celebrated Their 75th Wedding Anniversary

BRIDES | Posted 08.27.2015 | Weddings

Walter and Leslie Kimmel, who are both 100 years old, celebrated their wedding on August 18, 1940. The two met when they were just 22 years old at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Baltimore.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2015

Jeff Sullivan | Posted 08.26.2015 | Science
Jeff Sullivan

Comet Swift-Tuttle only passes the earth and circles the sun once every 133 years, but the earth passes through its trail of dust every year.  ...