How to turn small talk into smart conversation

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Originally posted on ideas.ted.com:
Tips from a comedian and a journalist on the art of going from small talk to big ideas — all summer long. Imagine almost any situation where two…

Charlie Sheen Just Ruined The Ice Bucket Challenge For Everyone

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Originally posted on UPROXX:
As annoying as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenges littering up everyone’s Facebook feeds are right now, they actually have done a lot of good — creating a 1,000% spike…

@ArianaGrande Breaks FREE from the confines of traditional pop and creates hilarious #BreakFree video

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Sexy, yet innocent. Fantastical and over-the-top, but still somewhat tasteful. Ariana Grande‘s video for “Break Free” shows an Ariana who just has no more cares to give. See for yourself: The beginning 25… Continue reading

The (Kill)-Joys of #Suicide and Living with a #MentalIllness #RIPRobinWilliams #MentalHealth

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“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”  – Robin Williams, July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014. Today, as I was having dinner with my mom, I received… Continue reading

Why Movies Rely on Science to Get to Spirituality

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Originally posted on TIME:
In 1985, the famous “Afghan Girl” photograph appeared on the cover of National Geographic. Her eyes captivated the world, but even the photographer, Steve McCurry, didn’t know her name.…

Why has nobody heard of India’s Facebook?

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Amazing.

Dear White Gays: Stop Stealing Black Female Culture

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Originally posted on TIME:
I need some of you to cut it the hell out. Maybe, for some of you, it’s a presumed mutual appreciation for Beyoncé and weaves that has you thinking…

Going on hiatus… Until Aug. 10

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Okay readers, I wanted to first apologize. I haven’t had the time to post here and it kills me every time I open my browser. I was hoping to have more time this… Continue reading

Kim Jong Un Swears ‘Merciless’ Retaliation if New Seth Rogen Film Released

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Originally posted on TIME:
The government of North Korea is not pleased with Seth Rogen’s upcoming film The Interview, calling it a “wanton act of terror.” The movie—slated for release later this year—stars…

#FaultInOurStars: worth the read, but that’s about it #FIOS

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Like the MANY high schoolers and their parent chaperones, I, too, trekked to the movie theatre to see the phenomenal cancer-teen-angst novel “The Fault In Our Stars” be portrayed on the big screen… Continue reading

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