The iPhone’s OLED future seems all but certain

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In the months that preceded the iPhone X launch, numerous reports said that the major players in the display business are investing billions of dollars in OLED production lines, vying for Apple’s orders. Samsung, those stories said, would be the only OLED screen supplier for the iPhone X, which turned out to be true. Once the iPhone X became official, it was clear that Samsung is going to take home a lot of iPhone X cash. The iPhone X’s display accounts for about a third of the handset’s bill of materials.

But Samsung alone couldn’t have possibly met Apple’s demand, which is probably why Apple chose to launch its first OLED iPhone alongside LCD models. Next year, however, things may change. And OLED display stock may not be an issue anymore.

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Target’s newest store is a preview of the chain’s future

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Targets everywhere are about to get a radical makeover.

The retailer opened the first of a new model of store this week in the Houston suburb of Richmond, Texas, kicking off what the company claims will be its most ambitious redesign to date. 

Target has said it plans to pour billions of dollars into remodeling hundreds of its existing locations in the Richmond store’s image over the next few years.

As the chain faces more competition than ever from online retailers, the new blueprint puts customer convenience above all else.  Read more…

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NWA Champion Tim Storm on Working With Billy Corgan, Future of the Company

When Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan purchased the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) in May, its world heavyweight champion Tim Storm didn't know what his future in the company held or if he even had one in the wrestling business.

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Drake has been amassing Birkin bags for his future wife and people are disturbed

How thoughtful! Drake has been collecting Hermès Birkin bags for his future flame, per the Hollywood Reporter — and now, the rapper’s taking heat from Twitter critics for his unsolicited “thirst dowry.” A single Birkin bag can take days to create at the Hermès atelier in Paris and almost always includes a comma (or two)…
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In peak Drake fashion, Drake has been collecting Birkin bags to eventually give his future wife

In peak Drake fashion, Drake has been collecting Birkin bags to eventually give his future wife


In peak Drake fashion, Drake has been collecting Birkin bags to eventually give his future wife

Fans are learning something interesting about rapper Drake — whoever he marries is going to get the gift of a lifetime.

In an article with The Hollywood Reporter, rapper Drake opens up about his career plans, but the 31-year-old former Degrassi star also revealed that he has been collecting Birkin bags for years, as a gift for “the woman I end up with.”

Related article: Drake turned down the opportunity to work with Harvey Weinstein after getting “bad feedback”

But sorry ladies, he didn’t specify if he’s with anyone right now.

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According to THR, Drake was also eager to talk about his ambitious push into film and TV, which includes teaming with Netflix to revive the critically acclaimed but short-lived British crime series Top Boy (think an across-the-pond version of The Wire). Drake and Future along with James’ SpringHill Entertainment will executive produce the series, which will go into production early next year for a 2019 debut.

He’s also partnering with Steve Golin, who runs Anonymous Content for an untitled TV series and Apple, which has given him the go-ahead to produce whatever he chooses.

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Irish PM says future of $1 bln Apple data centre uncertain

DUBLIN, Nov 4 (Reuters) – A planned $ 1 billion Apple
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Movie News: Jeff Goldblum Teases Future Marvel Short

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Marvel Short: Jeff Goldblum, who makes an appearance in the forthcoming Thor: Ragnarok as the Marvel character The Grandmaster (above), may soon be seen playing the character again for director Taika Waititi. Goldblum says: "I shot a thing with Taika [Waititi], where there’s a roommate in Australia …  I take up residence in the little flat, as they say here. That’s what I do. And order things from the takeaway restaurant." What Goldblum describes sounds like it…

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The asteroid that came “damn close” to slamming into the Earth this week could cause utter devastation several decades down the road, and scientists can’t rule out an eventual collision. The rock, known as 2012 TC4, came within a cosmic hair of our planet just a couple of days ago, slipping by at a distance of just over 27,000 miles, but future safe passes are anything but certain.

TC4 came so close to Earth this time around that it was nearly within the orbit of many of our satellites, and just a fraction of the distance between Earth and the Moon. Based on current models forecasting its path, the rock will perform another near-miss in 2050, and we should be safe for that event, but its return in 2079 is giving scientists a reason to worry.

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New ‘Back to the Future’ Comic Book Answers Burning Questions

New 'Back to the Future' Comic Book Answers Burning Questions

Answers? Where the Back to the Future franchise is going, we don't need answers.

But we're getting them anyway! And they should be fun nonetheless. While fans will likely never see another sequel to the 1985 time-travel classic, there have been new comic book series depicting "untold stories and alternate timelines" and more. Another one will apparently be even more tied to the original trilogy. 

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RN/CEO on Journey to Recruit 100,000 Future Nurses

Mona Clayton is the CEO of Nurses Rock 2 Pub, a company providing workshops and mentorship to nursing students. She’s also a woman on a mission to recruit 100,000 youth and future nurses from underserved communities around the world.

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There are several reports that state nurses are understaffed, overworked, and underpaid, and that there’s a mindset shift that needs to occur across the country. “Nursing is a part of every culture. We are the backbone (the rock) of the medical profession, says Clayton. But sometimes nurses are thought of as mere bedpan handlers or someone that sits behind the counter, taking orders from doctors, and having romantic flings about the hospital. The truth is that nurses save lives. We catch medical orders [mistakes] from doctors that could be lethal. We are with patients most of the time and usually the first to notice emergency treatment needed for patients.”

Clayton, with a master’s degree in Nursing Education and 23 years of experience, also has plans to mentor others and share the 100 specialties available in nursing with nations around the world—from Africa, Asia, U.S., and the Philippines.

Tell us about the aha moment that inspired you to launch the Nurses Pub?

In 2008, while working for a major health organization, many of the receptionists, medical assistants, and even patients would ask me how did I “break” into the field of nursing. I was intrigued by their stories of feeling like math was too difficult or being a single parent was too time-consuming or being a minority growing up as a Hispanic or African American was a hindrance.

A friend suggested I write a book and tell my story. I started Nurses Roc 2 Publishing, now known as The Nurses Pub and published Surviving the Journey—As Painlessly as Possible.

What’s your plan for empowering 100,000 youth and future nurses from underserved communities?

  • Conduct global media outreach & speaking tour – Including media publications, talk shows, and schools such the Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy for Girls.
  • Start a fund for students interested in becoming nurses.
  • Provide workshops and seminars that include professional nurses who donate their time to panel discussions for future nurses. Our next seminar will be hosted in South Central Los Angeles.

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Young Thug ft. Future “Relationship,” Uncle Murda ft. 50 Cent & Jeremih “On & On” & More | Daily Visuals 9.28.17

Rappers gone wild!

Well, maybe not literally but in the visuals to Young Thug’s “Relationship,” he and Future take it back to the VHS era when home camcorders captured young women doing the most and recorded the kind of behavior that they’d have a hard time explaining to their future children.

We know lots of grown women today are glad VHS players are a thing of the past.

Back on the block Uncle Murda, 50 Cent and Jeremih give some attractive young women a taste of the good life and take them on a trip to La La Land in the clip to “On & On.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Dave East featuring Chris Brown, Curren$ y & Lex Luger, and more.

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CURREN$ Y & LEX LUGER – “PRESSURE”

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FORTEBOWIE – “NEVA BEEN”

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SKIPP WHITMAN FT. J.W.J – “COMFORTABLE”

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Lana Del Rey Goes Back to the Future in New “White Mustang” Video

Lana Del Rey’s fanciful ballad “White Mustang,” taken from her recently released Lust For Life album, has just received the official visual treatment. The somber, yet romantic video finds Lana co-starring with Icelandic actor Eðvarð Egilsson navigating through what appears to be a futuristic version of Los Angeles that’s surrounded by state-of-the-art technology and modernistic architecture.

Last week, the singer tweeted “There are still so many beautiful mysteries left to unravel in our lifetime” and as can be seen in this video, her message can be heard loud and clear. Press play to watch above and in case you haven’t already, stream her new acclaimed Lust For Life album here.

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Direct from a sold-out, critically-acclaimed London run, director Alexandra Spencer-Jones’s electrifying stage production of A Clockwork Orange, based on Anthony Burgess’ 1962 literary masterpiece, begins previews Saturday, September 2, 2017, with an opening night of Monday, September 25, 2017, for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through January 6, 2018. This production celebrates the centennial of Anthony Burgess’ birth, in 1917.
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Future of Sex: How Close Are Robotic Love Dolls?

Inside a nondescript office building in San Marcos, California, an experimental sex robot named Harmony springs to life. "I was created to please you," she says. Her jaw clacks unnervingly into a perfect underbite, swaying her hair with the jerky movements. But she's mesmerizingly beautiful, too, in that way of things that are so flawless, they almost lull you to sleep. By the end of the year,

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Elon Musk is predicting ridiculous Model 3 demand in the future

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For as popular as Tesla’s Model 3 already is, Tesla CEO Elon Musk believes that demand for the company’s mass market EV may increase dramatically in the near future. While speaking with investors during a conference call hosted by Goldman Sachs this week, Musk articulated that annual demand for the Model 3 could eventually surpass 700,000 units. As a point of reference, the cumulative number of Model 3 reservations currently checks in at more than 500,000, an impressive figure to say the least,

“We anti-sell the Model 3,” Musk said just two months ago. “But our net reservations continue to climb week after week. No advertising, anti-selling, nothing to test drive, still grows every week.”

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After Revealing Bisexuality, Aaron Carter Is ‘Looking Forward to the Future — with a Man or a Woman’

Just days after publicly revealing that he’s bisexual and splitting with his girlfriend, Aaron Carter says he’s “really looking forward to the future” – whether it “be with a man or a woman.”

In a new interview with nationally syndicated radio program The Bert Show – airing on Wednesday – Carter opens up about why it was finally the right time for him to share the truth about his sexuality.

“To be honest, I’ve been thinking about it for many years,” says Carter. “I just felt like it was something I needed to do… It was something that I just felt like was important and I needed to say. It was a part of a new chapter of turning 30, on Dec. 7 this year.”

Carter also admits that “turmoil” and “personal issues” in his relationship with ex Madison Parker further fueled his desire to speak out. He shares of the breakup – which happened last week but was only revealed on Sunday – “I had discussed it with my ex-girlfriend, and she didn’t really understand it and she didn’t want . And that was it! So we left it mutual and parted ways.”

Elaborating on revelations initially made in his public letter on Saturday, Carter tells The Bert Show that he knew he was bisexual as young as 12, but kept it a secret. “It wasn’t until I was about 17 until… there was somebody I had a small relationship with,” he says.

“The process is at your own pace and when you feel comfortable,” the singer says. “There might be a lot of people who don’t agree with it, but you might be surprised by the people who do. I was shocked — I was blown away. My fans know that I’m a heart on the sleeve kinda guy. That’s the way I am.”

Carter says that he’s currently “a single man,” adding, “And whether I chose to be with a woman or a man is my decision.”

He asserts, “I find men and women attractive and that’s never gonna change.”

During the interview, the star also opens up about his relationship with big brother Nick Carter, which came into the spotlight after he was arrested on DUI and marijuana charges in Georgia last month.

After Carter’s arrest, the Backstreet Boy wrote on Twitter, “To my brother: I love u no matter what & if u feel the need to reach for help, I am here and willing to help you get better. Family isn’t always easy, we’re all here for you.”

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In response, Carter slammed his brother, also taking to Twitter. He wrote, “If my own blood truly cared about my well-being, why wouldn’t he call me directly and have a conversation instead of making this about him through a very public forum?”

Now, however, Carter claims the feud is just “a lot of misconstrued behavior.”

“It’s hard to get along when you’re both doing the same thing,” he says. “I have my own fans, Nick has his own fans. We’re good. Nick and I are good. I love my brother, and we’re good. There’s a lot of love there — don’t get it twisted.”


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Four Ways to Build a Stronger, More Secure Financial Future

When it comes to making ends meet or enjoying good fortune, many Americans are struggling today, according to a new study from Lincoln Financial Group.

The Radnor, Pennsylvania-based financial services company just released its 2017 Financial Focus: Goals and Reflections of Today’s Consumer study.

 

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The analysis examines short- and long-term financial goals for Americans, strategies that can help them reach those targets, and forces hindering them from increasing wealth.

 

Heavy Debt Load Big Burden for Many Folks Trying to Make It

 

A momentous 24% of people—nearly 1 out of 4 Americans—report they are “barely getting by” or worse financially. A high level of debt is the driving factor hurting this group, with 42% saying debt is a major problem. And when thinking about their financial futures, 45% of these individuals are scared most by not being able to pay off debt. This compares to only 16% of the individuals who say they are “comfortable” or “well off” financially.

Simultaneously, the study offered some upbeat trends. Forty-eight percent with financial goals say they will be in a much better place financially in the next four years, versus a measly 12% of those with no goals. Those who make New Year’s resolutions also tend to see positive progress: a robust 72% of those who made resolutions this year report that they are progressing with those resolutions, which often include meeting their financial goals.

 

Most Satisfied Individuals Take Specific Actions to Build Finances

 

All told, the study findings show that people who apply specific actions to their finances for future growth are the most likely to feel financially confident and secure.

For instance, 52% of those making resolutions have a retirement plan, 45% own life insurance, and 44% have at least one investment account. And when money is scarce, 31% of these goal-setters recently passed up vacations. But this group doesn’t sacrifice their savings—nearly 60% reported they in fact have never sacrificed savings.

The study was based on an online survey of 2,500 adults 18 years of age or older in the United States. It includes responses from 331 African Americans.

“Those who are progressing toward their goals and resolutions are first and foremost working to ensure they have a solid foundation to build upon,” Dick Mucci, president of Group Benefits at Lincoln Financial, stated in a press release.

“Putting some extra money toward debt, savings, and insurance coverage certainly pays off in the long run—and those who have financial goals understand this,” he said.

 

Mixed Emotions Surface on Retirement and Providing for Families

 

Additionally, the study showed that many people feel both excitement and fear when it comes to saving for retirement and providing for their families.

Some 46% of Americans report they are excited about having enough money for retirement, but 35% are intimidated by saving for it. This number is highest for Gen X, where 47% say they fear saving for retirement. When it comes to providing for their families, 41% are eager about it. But the fear factor comes into play for 27% of the general population when it comes to that situation, with the number rising at 38% for young millennials. Unforeseen health or accident expenses are frightful for 42% of Americans.

“The things that excite and scare us in regards to money are the same for a reason—they impact one another and are critically connected,” said Mucci. “Without the right protections in place, an accident or illness can derail retirement savings. But if you focus on the outcomes you want and ensure you take the steps to get there, you’ll wind up in a good place.

An employer-sponsored retirement plan is a great way to build savings, and insurance coverages offered through the workplace can help protect against the financial challenges that could come with an unexpected injury or illness.”

People with financial goals are four times more likely than those with no goals to feel they will be in a much better place financially in the next four years.

The Four Tips to Intensify Your Financial Future

 

Take advantage of workplace benefits.

For instance, disability insurance protects your paycheck if you are unable to work due to an injury or illness. Accident insurance helps pay expenses not covered by medical insurance. Critical illness insurance provides funds to cover daily expenses while you recover from an illness.

Don’t sacrifice savings. 

Focus on paying debt, but leave some room to save for the future. Perhaps start with an employer retirement plan to benefit from the employer match.

Start an emergency fund.

It could help you pay for unexpected expenses and using a credit card to cover sudden calamities. Examine taking a second job  or doing a yard sale, both ways to make extra cash to help pay debts faster.

Open a savings account at a different bank or credit union, making it tougher to tap into your nest egg.

 

 

 

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Shelter Cats Playing On iPads Are A Glimpse Into Our Feline-Ruled Future

It turns out you can teach an old cat new technology.

Felines in the care of the Regina Humane Society in Saskatchewan, Canada, now enjoy playing interactive games on iPads — usually games that feature moving fish, mice or insects that the cats try to “catch” with their paws.

“Cats love to hunt and stalk things, and what these programs do is they give the cats the opportunity to do that on the iPads,” the humane society’s executive director, Lisa Koch, told the CBC.

The humane society started experimenting with the cat-oriented iPad games ― which he said they simply downloaded from the iTunes store ― in the fall. Shelter spokesman Bill Thorn said they incorporated the games as a formal part of the volunteer program in late 2016.

“It is geared toward our younger volunteers (as young as 12 years) as the technology aspect appeals to them,” Thorn told The Huffington Post in an email.

Thorn noted that the cats have other toys to play with, as well — including items hand made by volunteers — and the iPads are just one method the shelter uses to keep the cats happy and calm.

The most surprising thing about introducing the iPads, Thorn said, was how good the cats seem to be at sharing.

“We usually use the iPads in our communal areas where there are multiple cats roaming freely in one room,” he said. “They will gather around it and almost take turns playing with it by chasing the images on the screen. Often, this eventually leads to them playing with each other, which is a nice bonus in that they are not only playing the game, but increasing their socialization with each other too!”

While Thorn said he’d recommend people try out iPad games with their own cats at home, they’re not for every feline. Some cats at the shelter, he said, were unimpressed. 

“The key is to provide toys and activities that your pet likes and engages in – that could be an iPad or a simple ball or other toy,” he said.

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GANT x Future: Iconic Retailer Partners with Design Students

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GANT “Oxford Fitted Shirt” styled by Sophia Charles. Photographed by Danielle Rueda

Steve Jobs and Leo Tolstoy shared a surprising creative belief. The simplest things are the hardest to master. “You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make something simple,” said Jobs. This fall, in the heart of San Francisco, a Menswear Styling class has been working on a project unlike any other in the industry: reinventing the classic white button-down. Except this isn’t an ordinary school project but a collaboration between the iconic US retailer GANT and the Academy of Art University School of Fashion. This unique engagement marked the first time the brand has partnered with an educational institution. The one-of- a-kind incentive is having their work showcased at the GANT flagship store in San Francisco. What a great experience!

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GANT “Oxford Fitted Shirt” styled by Teresa Tran, modeled by Red Thompson, makeup by Sean Stahl. Photographed by Vince Aung

Eleven senior styling student were given a GANT shirt and the liberty to reinterpret it for a lookbook. The only direction was to focus on the versatility of the garment without having it resemble another line. Every step of the process was in the hands of the students. In an interview with Fashion School Daily, the Assistant Director of Styling in the School of Fashion, Flore Morton stated that she "wanted students to build full stories, investigate brands, and think like designers.” The students turned for inspiration to the brand’s stylish present and captivating heritage.

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GANT “Oxford Fitted Shirt” styled by Nhu Dao, modeled by Red Thomspon, makeup by Thu Conteras, Hair by Stuart Wong. Photographed by Gyuho Park

GANT was founded in 1949 in New Haven, Connecticut. It has since expanded globally beyond menswear into other market segments creating a name for itself as a premier lifestyle brand with aims to increase its reach by 2020 under the new direction of global CEO Patrik Nilsson. GANT has originally been associated with effortless Ivy League style and quality tailored shirts. In addition to the classic sportswear heritage GANT line they’ve also launched GANT Diamond G and GANT Rugger, contemporary lines reflecting diverse aesthetics.

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Customized GANT Rugger “Kick Ass Oxford Printed Block Shirt” styled by Hoilee Heung. Photographed by Mariya Stangl.

Back to the earlier simplicity discourse. Tolstoy argued that “the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.” Students had to start from clean slate. Fangdi Li opted to use the GANT Rugger Indigo denim shirt for her nocturnal vision: draping of the shirt on the body in a linear way over a black hoodie for a restructured silhouette. Teresa Tran kept the focus on layering possibilities. She infused vintage pieces with the GANT shirt that was accented with accessories influenced by the subcultures of the film “This is England”. Sophia Charles drew inspiration from the GANT Instagram account and the French film “La Haine” for her minimalist yet bold version with accessorized with electric red tape. Overall, the results showcased GANT adaptability and immense talent of the Academy students.

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GANT “Oxford Fitted Shirt” styled by Sophia Charles, modeled by Keoni Kai, hair and makeup by Jessica Katelynn Clark. Photographed by Gabriel Isak

The Academy is the only American school with an accredited styling program! It seems like a natural fit for the school and the brand, both of whom focus on quality, innovation and laying a foundation for a more fashionable future. For the creative director Christopher Bastin, it’s all about legacy, “having a legacy is something that sets you apart and gives you authenticity and credibility. And, most importantly, it gives you a platform and security as a brand.” This pioneering collaboration also benefited Fashion Journalism students who were assigned to follow the process closely and report on it via various outlets. Stephan Rabimov, director of Social Media Center and Fashion Journalism, commented: “Opportunities like this benefit all involved. Our students loved working with GANT. We salute the GANT team for their visionary leadership and look forward to providing more professional experiences that are not available at any other institution.”

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Styling processes of Fangdi Li (left), Nhu Dao (center) and Karina Widjaja (right).

The finalist looks from the GANT x Academy of Art collaborations will be presented at GANT’s San Francisco flagship store at 552 Hayes Street on January 19, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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2030 – The Future of Medicine: Avoiding a Medical Meltdown

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It is 2030. What are the new technologies that have advanced healthcare? What are the new or strengthened demands placed on the healthcare systems of the world? Is the future affordable, or do we see drastic rationing of care or the collapse of healthcare insurance?

This book tackles these questions, and provides some answers. It does not shrink from the uncomfortable challenges that lie ahead, as demand surges and new technologies add to the strain. It lays out ten levers that stand a fighting chance of closing the healthcare equation, of balancing supply and
demand. But these levers require radically new thinking on the part of politicians, health systems managers, professionals and patients alike. Thinking that needs to be urgently turned into action, whatever the barriers and vested interests.

Of all subjects, healthcare is intensely personal, so the future is illustrated with the health histories of members of a fictional family, the Carters. They could live in the US or the UK – or any number of countries that all face the challenge of affordable healthcare over the next 20
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Blue Note President Don Was on the Future of Jazz

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This interview first appeared in OffBeat Magazine.

Improvisation has always been at the core of jazz music.

Collective improvisation–a piano player riffing on a bass line thumping out of an upright following the whims of a drummer–has served the entire jazz industry well over the past century or so.

But, when you take a step back to get a wide-angle view of the landscape of the current music industry, the theory of improvisation can be applied in interesting new ways.

What if a jazz band now consists of one 17-year-old and her tricked out computer? What if randomized algorithms govern each sequential synthetic piano note? What if hip-hop beats become melded indelibly to jazz standards? What will jazz music sound like in five years?

Not all of these questions will be answered, and some new methods of producing music will never even gain traction, but it takes a certain kind of mindset to be open to the possibilities presented by the modern world.

Blue Note Records President Don Was has just such a mindset. Over his long and varied career, Was (born Donald Fagenson) has cultivated an outlook that allows him to be focused on preserving the past while remaining open to the limitless possibilities of the future.

The devoted music scholar got his start as a bass player in the band Was (Not Was), racking up several hits throughout the ’80s, including the still catchy “Walk the Dinosaur.”

Was–along with Keith Richards–produced Aaron Neville‘s Blue Note debut album My True Story. He has also paid serious tribute to New Orleans by producing the instantly legendary Dr. John tribute at the Saenger Theater.

Was artfully curated the musicians picked to participate in the show, carefully placing titans like Bruce Springsteen amid a bevy of contemporary New Orleans musicians. The mix paid off in a big way, and the show will go down as an epic New Orleans event.

In 2012, after producing albums for dozens of top artists from the Rolling Stones to Neil Diamond, Was settled in as the president of Blue Note, one of the last bastions of jazz in the increasingly fractious music industry.

Was is spending just as much time looking back through the legendary label’s history as he is looking forward to the future.

And Don Was has never been afraid of the future.

What is your take on the music industry as a whole right now?

Well, these are crazy times. If you’re a traditionalist in the music business–and I’m not even discussing musical taste, but just in how the business model works–everything you know has been turned upside down.

I feel fortunate that I’m fairly new to the hardcore business side. I still approach it like I did as a musician and like I do as a record producer.

If you put the artist and the music first, you figure that it’s the record company’s responsibility to get behind a select group of artists and make sure that they have the means to capture all of their ideas in the recording studio and get them out in front of people.

There are a million ways to enable that to happen.

What kind of an outlook does the music industry as a whole have for the future?

I am actually quite optimistic about the future of the music business and I’m a great believer that you just have to consider our responsibility to the musicians first.

If you approach from that point of view, everything falls into place.

Do you think your personal perspective has been formed by having worked your way up from being a musician yourself?

Yes, I really do. It’s a weird business. If you stay true to the music and the spirit of the music and the spirit of the musicians, the bread will follow. I absolutely believe that, and it’s totally been informed by my own experience, from my own days of being a struggling bass player in Detroit to now.

This isn’t some innovative idea of mine, you know? I kind of inherited the mantle of Bruce Lundvall, who is one of the great record men of all time. He ran the label for 30 years, and he enabled a whole lot of folks to make records. That’s really your gig, to enable people to keep making records.

Even when traditional records have been replaced by YouTube clips?

Well, yes. Personally, I believe that the days of selling tracks to consumers as a business model are gone.

To me, that doesn’t mean you stop making music, and that doesn’t mean you can stop generating the bread necessary to keep making records. It just means you’ve got to be able to be very creative about how you go about it.

It seems like the current business approach has musicians chasing fans and trying to make it personal for them instead of fans seeking out and finding new musicians.

I think they’re coming to fans in more overt ways. Really, to me, thinking back to my experiences as an artist in Was (Not Was), we made a great effort to come to people.

We were out there singing “Walk the Dinosaur” live on every Morning Zoo program on every radio station across the country and trying to be funny at 5:30 in the morning.

I think the interaction between musicians and fans is just a little more visible now. I think you have to make an effort to get music to people. Otherwise, you’re just making music and that’s it, and what’s the point in that?

If you look back at the history of the music industry and you look at a guy like Robert Johnson, he used to stand in front of the barbershop and play for free just to give a teaser to get people to pay to go see him at the roadhouse that night.

Then someone came along and said “if you let me record you, we can get you on the local radio station, and you can reach 100 times the amount of people you’ll reach standing in front of the barbershop,” and that was the bargain. There were no royalties or anything like that, and some guy would sell records out of the trunk of his car in front of appliance stores. It wasn’t this huge industry, but it made people aware of the music. I think we can still do that.

Right now, there seems to be more of a movement towards kids with laptops and iPads creating music rather than musicians spending years learning to play traditional instruments. How does that change your approach to recording jazz artists?

Jazz is a pretty broad term. A lot of folks don’t even like to use it anymore. I think that the definition is always supposed to be changing. If it encompasses people doing stuff on their iPads, it’s the spirit in which they do it that matters more than the technological developments.

If you play with a certain abandon and improvisational sense, you can swing like a motherfucker with your iPad.

How does that fit with the history of jazz masters recorded by Blue Note?

When you look back at Blue Note over 75 years, it endured and kept the aesthetic intact by constantly reinventing itself and constantly changing.

If you play improvisational music night after night, which I’ve done as a musician for 50 years, one of the rules is you should never play it the same twice. Every night when you come in to play, you should close your eyes, clear the slate, and approach the song with a beginner’s mind and start fresh and just play what appears.

I believe that reinvention and evolution are built into jazz on a cellular level. If you really follow the music that we created throughout the history of the company, we were always pushing the boundaries, and that’s something we will continue to do.

If you accept that the state of jazz is supposed to be one of constant evolution, these times are right in keeping with it. There’s a place for a kid with an iPad.

How does New Orleans fit into the contemporary jazz scene?

Off the top of my head, a leading exponent of New Orleans music is Jon Batiste, who I’d love to see end up on Blue Note Records. I think he’s really incorporated the musical spirit of the city to the extent that I, as someone who has never lived there, can be see it in what he does. You can’t see one of his shows and not recognize New Orleans.

Terence Blanchard is on the label, and he’s one of the dominant living forces of New Orleans music. He’s about to start a new album that’s totally different for him. He’s a guy who likes to keep things moving, I think, and yet he stays really rooted in the traditions.

I think it’s very much alive, New Orleans music. I think it resonates with people because so much influential music came out of New Orleans on every level–from blues to rock ‘n’ roll to jazz. New Orleans is embedded in the DNA code of music. That New Orleans feeling.

I have two kids who are drummers, and they don’t necessarily know Earl Palmer, but they do Earl Palmerisms all the time. It has just permeated the musical vocabulary on such a fundamental level.

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Wedding Announcements From The Not-Too-Distant Future

Millennials are growing up. Here is a preview of the wedding section of tomorrow. (Any resemblance to real people and real situations is, of course, a mere coincidence.)

Jenna Howard and Nitin Gill met during the “dad bod” craze of 2015, which briefly allowed Mr. Gill, a 5, a shot with Ms. Howard, a 7. Ms. Howard first approached Mr. Gill after noticing his smallish biceps and overall resemblance to a burrito wearing a belt. Mr. Gill’s surprise that Ms. Howard later texted him was further compounded by his surprise that a woman so attractive could use semicolons correctly. Things turned serious for the Arlington-based couple after they discovered they have many shared interests, including brunch, the football-team-formerly-known-as the-Redskins, and brunch.

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The Future of Fashion: Earth Day, Fash Rev, True Cost

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It feels like divine momentum that Earth Day and Fash Rev Day are only 24 hrs apart. A multitude of good can spring from even the most dire circumstances — so how can we best harness the energy of change?

By becoming it, Baby. As individuals, we can consciously decide what we allow into our space; we can vote with our $ , supporting what we value & want to see flourish; we can stand up for the beauty of both our planet & our very own; we can take charge of what is being produced because we demand what we desire. Take today as the bouncing-off place into a brighter present, and ask #WhoMadeMyClothes?

The future of fashion is in our hands (and hearts, hopefully). It’s beautiful to witness the change in culture that’s being created by conscious companies and individuals alike. Looking for organic materials? There’s a filter for that. Want vegan couture? There’s a badge for that. Love made in the USA? It’s right here for you. Fair-trade? Sustainable? Recycled? Artisan-crafted? All at your finger tips thanks to prescient people who know that sustainability in its manifold expressions is the currency of the future.

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On Earth Day, a panel of fashionable movers & shakers hosted by Amanda Cole discussed the state of the fashion industry. “Only in fashion is the idea that you get rid of it after three uses,” says David Dietz, founder of Modavanti. This wastefulness and disregard for oneself and the planet is at the core of the fashion catastrophe. “There are more slaves today than at any point in history,” states Ben Skinner of Tau Investment. “And guess what, we’re buying what they’re producing.” From the mud, beauty is emerging, though. What I had felt subconsciously for a while rang true when pronounced: New luxury is value-based. “Not everybody wants to be the next Valentino,” Sass Brown of EcoFashion Talk says. “There’s a shift in what people value in their lives.” And make no mistake, doing good and doing well can be a stylish pair.

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Since we get dressed (most) every day, every fresh sunrise presents the opportunity to feel good and make a choice. Personally, I find it funny that while all of my food choices and beauty care are organic, green, and glorious, my wardrobe isn’t. There’s a lag in the fashion industry regarding sustainability, style, and availability. We’re getting there, for sure, but it’ll take more than my desire to see organic cotton tees become part of the permanent collections at global chains. If you demand quality, you’ll create a bigger market for quality products. And wouldn’t you treasure one well-made piece way more than three throw-away things? (Your closet will thank you too).

During the panel on Earth Day I got to meet Andrew Morgan, the immensely kind and smart director of The True Cost. His documentary, which debuts in NYC on 5/28 and will be available globally the next day, highlights the blinding contrast between the tricky triangle of the glamorous fashion set, the reality of the garment workers, and the fashion clients who (for the most part) really are consumers at this point. The movie’s not a downer trying to induce pity and guilt; rather, The True Cost intends to draw attention to the current practices of the fashion industry so that we as creators and clients can bring about positive change. Executive-produced by Livia and Colin Firth and spear-headed by Andrew and his team, this clear-eyed documentary inspires us to take a closer look at what we wear. “Maybe the whole story line of clothing needs to be reinvented,” Morgan shares. “We have to take this story,” he continues, “and have to make it something that overwhelms the old story. A story so much more beautiful that it crushes the old story.” Find the movie trailer at the end of this post.

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What’s the true cost of the clothes produced thousands of miles away from us? What’s the true cost of skins we didn’t need to take, of crops that didn’t grow naturally, dyed with chemicals that poison our water, touched by hands whose lives are shadows of humanity? What’s the true cost of cheap, mass-market fashion? Also, what’s the true cost of designer fashion? The fact that it’s sold for a lot doesn’t mean it cost a lot to make.

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The True Cost has the potential to lead us full circle to Earth Day, every day. And the fashion industry could actually become a guardian of the environment, if we as clients vote for change with our dollars. Go watch the movie and let yourself be moved. Sometimes, it’s easier to create change as part of a group than shift patterns in the nitty-gritty of our personal lives. But you know how it goes: once one thing changes, everything changes. From macro to micro; from micro to macro. You have so much more power than you sometimes think. Go change and be part of the change. It’s good for your health, too (and makes you look hot).

Ten years from now, we’ll look back at who we were and what we wore, and we’ll be glad we made the decision to call all of our power back to us. We can take pleasure in fashion and love the earth and all her beings at the same time because true style is priceless.

Shift shopping from medication to mindfulness.
Conscious clients rule.
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24 Promises Every Man Should Make To His Future Wife

By Tom Miller for YourTango

I’ll be 36 by the time this gets published and I’m still not married. According to my mom, I should probably count on staying that way for a while because “all the good ones are taken.”

Little does she know that, sooner or later, I’ll likely marry someone younger or, gawd fahbid, some “poor” divorcee.

I’m not sure if I’m one of the “good ones” or not, but what I am sure about is that I want to have shared values with my future wife — and in return, I’ll promise her the world.

Or more realistically, I will commit to these 24 things:

I will never leave an empty toilet paper roll in the bathroom (or hang a fresh roll upside down like a monster).

  1. I will try to solve your problems instead of just listening and saying, “that sucks.”
  2. I will handle or (delegate handling) any pest problems.
  3. I will only say sh*tty things about your family when they do sh*tty things to you.
  4. I won’t steal your thunder and will always be your biggest cheerleader.
  5. I will eat anything you cook… unless it’s genuinely gross because life is just too short.
  6. I will respond incredibly well to the words “please” and “thank you.”
  7. I won’t get embarrassingly drunk at any event that’s important to you.
  8. I will surprise you with my depth of knowledge about completely unimportant topics regularly.
  9. I will bring home flowers for no reason, and no, I’m not feeling guilty about anything.
  10. I will not share all my passwords with you, nor will I ask for yours.
  11. I will sing the wrong words to songs… loudly.
  12. I will continue to despise reality TV, unless I marry a reality TV star.
  13. I will take athletic endeavors too seriously.
  14. I will make jokes at inappropriate times; you will generally laugh.
  15. I will refer to myself as a hero, not always ironically.
  16. I will lavish you with compliments, mostly sincerely.
  17. I will consult with you for most purchases over1,000 — adjusted for inflation to 2015 currency values — unless it’s a gift for you, or we’re just NASTY rich.
  18. I will cuddle you until I absolutely just need to sleep.
  19. I will not shoplift. This is probably not an issue, but I’m an 8th Commandment guy.
  20. I will not let disagreements with you color my opinion of you as a person.
  21. I will not go vegan.
  22. I will not start a band.
  23. I will help any of your friends move (provided they’re not complete jerks).
  24. I will not (completely) let myself go.

I know, you don’t have to say it: I’ll be a hero husband and all of your friends will be hella-jealous of how much I spoil you.

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Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future

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Hailed by Bruce Sterling as "a political activist, gizmo freak, junk collector, programmer, entrepreneur, and all-around Renaissance geek," the Internet’s favorite high-tech culture maven is celebrated with the first collection of his infamous articles, essays, and polemics. Irreverently championing free speech and universal access to information–even if it’s just a free download of the newest Britney Spears MP3–he leads off with a mutinous talk given at Microsoft on digital rights management, insisting that they stop treating their customers as criminals. Readers will discover how America chose Happy Meal toys over copyright, why Facebook is taking a faceplant, how the Internet is basically just a giant Xerox machine, why Wikipedia is a poor cousin of "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy," and how to enjoy free e-books. Practicing what he preaches, all of the author’s books, including this one, are simultaneously released in print and on the Internet under Creative Commons licenses that encourage their reuse and sharing. He argues persuasively that this practice has considerably increased his sales by enlisting readers to promote his work. Accessible to geeks and nontechies alike, this is a timely collection from an author who effortlessly surfs the zeitgeist while always generating his own wave.
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The Past, Present & Future Of The Yale University School Of Medicine And Affiliated Clinical Institutions Including The New

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The Past, Present & Future Of The Yale University School Of Medicine And Affiliated Clinical Institutions Including The New Haven Hospital, The New Haven Dispensary, The Connecticut Training School For Nurses
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The Future Is Always Here

Given the state of the world today it’d be totally understandable if you were dreading the new year and whatever might happen next, instead of feeling joyful and full of anticipation.

Yet a new year has a very special effect: It makes us feel like we have the chance to start over, to do things better this time, to make amends, even to right all the wrongs in the world.

So why does it take a new year to make us feel like this? Why is it that for 364 days we live with regret, doubt, holding on to what we did wrong and wishing we hadn’t, or dreaming of a future that doesn’t exist?

No matter how hard we want to, there’s one thing we can never do and that’s change the past. We can weep, beat our fists against the wall, eat bags of cookies to assuage the guilt, but none of this will make the slightest bit of difference and certainly won’t make us feel any better. The past is gone, over, no more.

Continuing to wish that our actions or words had been different means we’re really not here in the present, we’re living in what-could-have-been or what-might-have-been or if-only. And if the past is too painful or even too boring then we switch over to the future, that place of infinite potential that we want to believe could be real, like wishful thinking or a daydream. We live in what-might-be or what-could-be.

Of course we can learn from the past. Often the most painful experience turns out to be our best teacher; we can even feel gratitude for the experience as it taught us so much. And memories can be like comfortable old shoes we are reluctant to part with. We can certainly put them on now and then, but we don’t have to hang out there on a permanent basis.

Instead we can change our attitude. Fully accepting that the past is irreversible and the future doesn’t exist means we can actually be in the present moment. What a relief! Finally we can just be here and now. Wow! What a revelation!

Each day is unique. It has never happened before and it will never happen again. And we have no idea what will actually occur.

What a great day just to be here now! The perfect day to let the past rest where it is and let the future take care of itself. As is every day. To experience just this moment, to pay attention to the colors, sounds, smells and sensations; to pay attention to your feelings, to other people’s feelings. And to make this day, this week, this month, and this new year, one of beauty and tenderness.

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Future Scenarios on Dental Health Care: A Reconnaissance of the Period 1990-2020 – Scenario Report Commissioned by the Steering Co

Future Scenarios on Dental Health Care: A Reconnaissance of the Period 1990-2020 – Scenario Report Commissioned by the Steering Co


Which developments can be expected to take place in the dental health of the Dutch population in the decades to come, and what are the influential factors? What effects might the changing supply of dental professionals, the additional substitution of responsibilities from dentists to dental hygienists and the possible reforms in health care insurance have on the nation''s oral status? These are some of the central questions discussed in this report by the Scenario Committee and the research group. For this purpose, the Committee developed a computer simulation model of dental health care which was used to analyze future scenarios.
The future scenarios described in this report clearly show that a number of crucial decisions must be taken if dental health care is to remain accessible and available for all sections of the population in the future.
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Talking About the Future With Your Significant Other (Without Ruining Everything)

Let’s just get this out of the way: This post will not tell you how to talk about the future of your relationship without ruining everything. What it will do, however, is walk you through a few ways I have almost ruined everything and why I continue to insist on almost ruining everything when I talk about the future with my long-term boyfriend, Josh.

People go bonkers about this. Perfectly reasonable humans turn into walking rom-com tropes when it comes to the future of their relationships. The non-married, long-term couples I know tend to fall on a spectrum:

At one extreme, there are those who are obsessed with their future plans. They have timelines. They have rings and baby names and curtains and grave plots picked out. They have built their Tunnel of Love and they are just so excited to live in it forever you guys and tell you all about it… whether you like it or not.

At the other end of the spectrum are the couples that turn into mob witnesses when asked about their future plans. Are they thinking of getting married? They can’t recall. Do they want kids? No comment. They haven’t thought about it. They’re playing it by ear. They’re seeing where things go. They’re perfectly happy right now, and that’s good enough for them, alright, Mom and Dad?! Jesus…

And where does my relationship fall on this spectrum?

I live in a Tunnel of Love with a mob witness.

I’ve always been a planner. Or maybe it’s more accurate to say that I’ve always been a dreamer. My idle mind is constantly concocting elaborate fantasies about all the things I really want to — or even just think in passing it might be cool to — do with my life. I fantasize about having a beautiful apartment. I fantasize about winning a Tony. I fantasize about getting married and having kids. I fantasize about being on Chopped. I fantasize about traveling and working abroad. I fantasize about quitting jobs dramatically and telling off bosses and stupid coworkers. I am very rarely, if ever, thinking about tonight or tomorrow. Or even next month. I tend to be thinking one-three years in advance most of the time. That’s my default mind-wandering horizon.

My boyfriend Josh is the opposite. Concrete plans for the weekend elude him, let alone plans for going home for Christmas, getting our own place next year, the possibility of living anywhere other than New York or having a family ever. It’s not right now, so it’s not taking up space in his brain. Dinner? Yeah, we can talk about dinner.

I envy him in a lot of ways. This kind of ever-presence is a brand of Zen I am incapable of achieving. He can be Here and Now. That’s a powerful paradigm, and one that probably grants him a good deal more mental peace than I have. Because while I’m scheming and planning so far in the future that I cannot possibly anticipate the outcome, I am also worrying and stressing and gnashing-of-teething about all the uncertainty– the uncertainty I have created. In most cases, it’s not helpful. But it does modify how I conduct myself in the present.

For example, knowing we are both theater artists (read: chronically impoverished) in different capacities, I try to cultivate additional revenue streams outside of theater. I am acutely conscious of how much more money I’m making than the year before and how much I can save in anticipation of our next security deposit or to start a Roth IRA or to buy health insurance. Right now, we’re getting by, which means two things: Josh isn’t stressing because we’re actually getting by, and I am stressing because we’re only getting by! Same reality, different reactions.

Over the years, my attempts to engage Josh in conversations about our future have mostly been lessons of what not to do. Don’t assume we’re on the same page. Don’t assume we’re not on the same page. Don’t expect him to initiate a conversation, but give him a chance to have a conversation before jumping down his throat. I’ve gone into a tailspin more than a few times in my paranoia that we must not actually be as happy as we seem because we can’t have functional conversations about when we might (hypothetically) want to get married(?) someday. We’ve spent long, frustrating hours talking about how we talk about the future. I’ve learned a lot about how to talk to him to find out how he really feels, and he’s learned a lot about what I need to hear him share to avoid existential meltdown.

Knowing that he wasn’t building a little Tunnel of Love felt — and at times still feels — so personal. He couldn’t possibly be as serious about us as I am! Look at all the work I’ve (imagined I’ve) done! But over time, over late-night Skype sessions and meandering text threads and good, old fashioned hashing it out with the door closed, I came to an ah-ha moment: realizing (and reminding myself) that simply because we look at the future from different angles doesn’t mean that we aren’t looking at the same future.

Josh is serious — in a language that is hard for me to understand. Same reality, different reactions. I’ve had relationships tank as we’ve both been busily engaged in constructing an elaborate Tunnel of Love… only to find that our relationship couldn’t fill the vast space we’d carved out for our life together. We came up short of our blueprints. Having two architects does not automatically ensure success.

No, he doesn’t daydream on the subway the way I do. He doesn’t have many full-term ideas about what the future looks like. But he’s sure that it’s with me, and that’s the most important plan of all.
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Gays of Future Past

For anyone under 30, it may be difficult to imagine a time when the gay-rights movement wasn’t operating at a milestone-a-minute pace. From Michael Sam’s “kiss seen ’round the world” to states like Oregon, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin tripping over themselves to let same-sex couples walk down the aisle, change is occurring at such a remarkable pace that it is difficult to contextualize how far we’ve come. Just 45 years ago gays had little choice but to quietly rise above the separate-but-inherently-unequal pre-Stonewall era. And it was only a generation ago that HIV demonstrated just how M.I.A. government and society could be — as long as the plague was knocking on someone else’s door. People who lived during these times were warriors on the front lines of history, but today the pace of change threatens to wash away the past in the eyes of a new generation. Fortunately a wave of artistic and media projects has emerged to remind us of these heroes, to refocus us on the type of activism that helped elevate the LGBT movement and to inspire us to make that final push.

How to Survive a Plague is the best documentary you’ve never seen. David France’s 2013 Oscar-nominated film uses archival video footage to tell the tale of the early days of the HIV struggle, where everyday-Joes-turned-activists Peter Staley, Bob Rafsky and Mark Harrington refused to play victims, taught themselves how to read medical journals and brazenly led the national conversation on treatment and prevention. Plague demonstrates how perseverance and the sheer desire to live can mobilize even the most intractable members of society, save Ed Koch and Ronald Reagan.

Next, Ryan Murphy’s much-ballyhooed adaptation of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart provides a polished and effective complement to Plague‘s grainy documentary. That the story was even green-lit at all (it famously sat on Barbra Streisand’s desk untouched for 20 years) was due to Mr. Murphy’s sense of urgency and the foresight and finances of HBO, a company whose pioneering project development has done as much to expose the nation to the plight of the LGBT community as any non-for-profit or government entity. The Normal Heart, Kramer’s mostly autobiographical but fictionalized account of the early days of AIDS, conjures the ghosts of Fire Island past so that their struggles remain relevant and instructive.

Together these two films do more than share the story of AIDS with those who were either too young to understand or not yet born: They serve as a de facto master class in Activism 101. The AIDS epidemic rallied the gay community, bringing gay people out of the shadows with a vision, a voice and an in-your-face crusade that redefined the struggle for equality.

Of course, AIDS activists would never have had the tools to organize without following the playbook of those who had committed to the struggle before them. It is with this fact in mind that StoryCorps, the nation’s leading oral history project, created OutLoud, an LGBTQ project that aims to capture the stories of those who lived during the pre-Stonewall era. “What we are trying to do,” said Dave Issay, the founder and president of StoryCorps, “is to introduce the entire country to the lives, stories, struggles and victories of the LGBT community.” If exposure elicits change, then OutLoud is poised to become as much a vehicle for progress as it is a collection of stories. “The personal stories are the best way to move hearts and minds, much more so than statistics, and certainly hand-in-hand with the important litigation and advocacy work; it’s the human stories that in part have driven things forward.”

Fortunately StoryCorps will not be standing alone at the Stonewall tea dance. Openly gay German director Roland Emmerich, best known for popcorn blockbusters like Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow, is also set to put his imprimatur on LGBT liberation by tackling 1969’s “little protest that could” in the upcoming film Stonewall. Emmerich was 14 years old at the time of the Stonewall riots, an event that no doubt left an indelible impression on the filmmaker. With the understanding that our window into the Stonewall generation is closing fast, Emmerich is taking a break from blowing up the world to blow up some minds instead. His timing couldn’t be better.

Not every entry in the modern canon of LGBT media is transcendent. For all the hype surrounding Dallas Buyers Club, it was, at its core, the story of a straight bigot who only turns to the gay community out of desperation — and for profit. And if you base your knowledge of the history of marriage equality on Jo Becker’s Forcing the Spring, you might naively draw the conclusion that the movement started itself a few years ago. While victors indeed get to write history, social movements are not won by spiking the football at the 50-yard line.

People can still get fired in 29 states for their sexual orientation (and in 32 states for their gender identity), and same-sex couples cannot get married anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon line and, depending on their zip code, may have great difficulty raising a family. ENDA passed the U.S. Senate last November but — spoiler alert! — has hit a “dead ENDA” in the House of Representatives. Forty percent of all homeless youth in the United States are LGBTQ, and 400,000 children remain in foster care while many states make it difficult for gay couples to adopt. The last time I witnessed a victory this incomplete, President Bush was standing under a “Mission Accomplished” banner.

It is critical for young people today to understand how gay men and women of the 20th century were able to overcome the mightiest of obstacles, and these projects have made these experiences wonderfully accessible. Listen to the OutLoud interviews. Rent How to Survive a Plague. Unpeel the layers of The Normal Heart. The gays of future past have given us the rules of engagement, and now it’s up to us to see the mission through. So skip that next dinner out and volunteer with the Hetrick-Martin Institute, host of the Harvey Milk School. Volunteer for the Trevor Project and slow the tide of suicide in LGBTQ youth. Come to Provincetown for Family Equality Council‘s Family Week and watch how loving and inspirational gay families are. Get involved with Freedom to Marry, because Evan Wolfson is the godfather of marriage equality, and 19 states isn’t the end zone. Support the Treatment Action Group, and donate your old furniture to Housing Works, because there is still no cure for AIDS. Non-engagement is not an option, and President Obama can’t do it all for us.

In an age of ubiquitous techo-activism, some messages are just too important to deliver in 140 characters or less. With a dose of old-school engagement — and perhaps a few more HBO projects — someday soon the pride parade will take a page from St. Patrick and become an exercise in fabulous redundancy, transgender people will walk down the street without causing whiplash, and my children will be able to introduce their two daddies at school without the requisite reading of And Tango Makes Three. Until then, let’s keep the champagne on ice.
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One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future

One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future


The acclaimed brain surgeon and bestselling author’s plan for restoring America’s greatness Dr. Ben Carson made headlines with his keynote at the National Prayer Breakfast in February 2013. Standing just a few feet from President Obama, the neurosurgeon offered a common sense critique of liberal government, calling for a return to our historic culture of personal responsibility, free markets, and upward mobility. The speech instantly went viral; “The Wall Street Journal” even ran an editorial, “Ben Carson for President.” Now, in this sequel to their #1 “New York Times “bestseller “America the Beautiful,” Dr. and Mrs. Carson offer a bold plan to stop the country’s slide into fiscal and moral decay. Avoiding the political correctness of politicians and the animosity of Washington lawyers, Dr. Carson calls for respectful discussion and disagreement, with no subjects off limits. Applying the problem-solving skills he honed as a surgeon, he takes on tough issues such as education, health care, family values, race relations, taxes, charity, and the role of faith in public life. In his journey from poverty to the top of his field, Dr. Carson has lived the American dream. He shows how we can save that dream for our future generations, by restoring a moral, informed citizenry that will support “one nation, under God, indivisible.”

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Matthew Camp Discusses His Go-Go Past, His Fashion-Design Future and the Power of Smell (NSFW PHOTOS)

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It’s easy to prejudge Matthew Camp. He’s a beautiful former go-go dancer with an amazing body and a cherubic face. (Read: I kind of assumed he was going to be the kind of guy who skates by on his looks.) When he walked in the door for his interview, I complimented his overcoat. He blushed, shrugged, and said he made it himself. This interaction pretty much set the tone for my afternoon with Camp. Through our conversation I learned that he’s not at all what I’d assumed. He’s kind, independent, hardworking, and gifted, a smart, fascinating guy who lives and works by his own rules. Here’s a snippet of our conversation. Enjoy!

Phillip M. Miner: Most people know you from your dancing career and are probably surprised to find out about the clothing and fragrance design. How did you get into fashion?

Matthew Camp: I’ve been making clothes for such a long time. I started before I was 20. I would make clothes for my sister’s dolls when I was a kid. I took a few classes in a community college and thought, “Wow, this is really easy.” I took a pattern-making class and a sewing class, and that was all I needed. The really interesting thing about making clothing is you learn a process that you can apply to anything. I feel like I can make anything now because I’ve learned the process of making something from scratch.

Miner: Like cologne, for example?

Camp: Exactly! I take natural and synthetic oils and mix them together using different processes to cure them to create the particular scent I want. Not a lot of people do it; it’s kind of a lost art. When I create a scent, I don’t follow many of the rules that people use. There are lots of books about what you’re supposed to do and the scents you’re supposed to use; I don’t really follow that. For me, smell is connected to memory and emotion. If I smell something and it conjures some sort of memory for emotion, I’ll find another scent that brings up the same memory. After I play around with it, I end up with a fragrance that tells a story. My newest fragrance, “8.5,” is made of smells that reminds me of go-go dancing. I used to wear cocoa butter all the time to grease myself up, so that’s in there. Leather and cigarettes and a bunch of other things that reminded me of those nights also went into “8.5.” To me, it smells like going and being out at a big gay bar. I think that’s why it resonates with gay men.

Miner: I have to ask: Does “8.5” mean what we assume it means?

Camp: It is not referring to my genitalia. I’m a happy 7.5. [Laughs.] Clearly the name is meant to be suggestive, but I chose “8.5” because it suggested a few things. The Fellini film is one of my favorite films; it’s raw and sexual, and it reminds of the scent.

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Miner: Tell me a bit about your dancing.

Camp: I danced forever. I started at the club 20 VIP, which is a strip club with lap dances and everything. I learned so much at that job. I learned how to socially manipulate people into giving me money, which was very useful when I started go-go dancing — and the rest of my career too, I guess. [Laughs.] When I go-go danced, I actually danced. I miss performing. I don’t necessarily miss being in my underwear all the time, but I miss being on a stage. It’s not necessarily the attention I miss; it’s the performing. When I was dancing at Boy Box at G Lounge, I would do these striptease numbers. One night I had a diaper on that was filled with chocolate pudding. I danced around like a baby, took the diaper off, then had a friend lick the pudding out of my ass. They asked me not to do that performance again. I said, “Why not?! This shit is amazing!” [Laughs.] People had the best reactions. Stuff like that was really fun to do.

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Miner: I can see why you did so well at go-go dancing. Your body is ridiculous. There are a bunch of nasty things said and written about gay guys who go to the gym frequently. Do you have any comment?

Camp: I can’t speak for an entire group of people, but [going to the gym] keeps me sane. I like to work out because it makes me feel good. My body actually hurts if I go more than four days without working out. I need to go and work out. I’m addicted to the chemicals my body produces when I work out. So I guess I don’t fucking care what people think. [Laughs.] But seriously, it keeps me sane. I’m probably a little agoraphobic; I won’t leave my house for much, usually just work or the gym or grocery shopping. So for me, going to the gym gives me the opportunity to leave my house and do something that feels good. It gives me the opportunity to be social without drinking or stuff like that. I’m trying to streamline as much as I can so it works for me.

Miner: Do you bring the same streamlining philosophy to your work?

Camp: Definitely. I’ve had a few people tell me I should start mass-producing my stuff. I’m not against that, but right now that’s not how I measure success. [Mass production] would unnecessarily complicate my work, because I’d end up trying to fulfill too many people’s desires. The way I work now, I have full control. My designs are mine. I look at my leather pieces as one-of-a-kind pieces of art that I make for one person. My typical client is a collector and the type of person who wears a leather jacket all the time; it’s part of their lifestyle. We collaborate, and the end product is totally unique.

Miner: My job is to make sure we talk about gay stuff at some point. Do you think your need to control your leather pieces comes from being gay?

Camp: I don’t know. When I was reading Stitching a Revolution, I realized gay people used to be total outlaws. They were outsiders and forced to create their own community that included really-fucking-cool cultural phenomena like drag queens. You don’t see that as much now. A lot of gay culture is becoming homogenized and acceptable, which isn’t a good or a bad thing. (I don’t believe in the ideas of “good” or “bad.”) I see both sides. We’re losing that outlaw thing, but it does make it easier for people to come out and also maybe makes [winning] equality easier. I guess I’m trying to say: Fuck it! Just be yourself. Who cares if you’re gay or straight? You don’t need someone else’s approval to do what you want. Do what makes you happy and healthy. It’s about self-improvement.

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You’re Married. Now What? How to Say ‘I Do’ to a Solid Financial Future Together

“I do.”

Remember when you spoke those words at your wedding? Perhaps it was in front of family and friends. Or maybe it was just the two of you on a beach or in front of a justice of the peace.

Do you recall the tears streaming down your face as you looked into your partner’s eyes, knowing that this was the person you’d committed to spend the rest of your life with, until death you do part?

At that moment, you probably weren’t thinking about savings and checking accounts, stocks and other investments or credit scores. You were thinking, “This is the happiest day of my life.”

Well, not so fast.

While being married has put you in a state of bliss, you need to come down off of your cloud for a minute and have a conversation with your partner about finances. In fact, I’d love to help you and your partner secure a solid and happy financial future together, now and forever. Just follow these tips.

How to Say “I Do” to a Solid Financial Future Together

1. Review bank accounts, credit scores and credit card statements.

Gather your bank statements, credit scores and credit card statements and compare notes. How much money do the both of you have? What are your credit scores? What are your credit card balances? Review all of this information. And if one of you has a lower credit score than the other, it’s a good idea to create a plan to raise the credit score. How? First, stop using your credit cards! Second, double your monthly payments, if you can. It’s important that you and your partner are on the same page when it comes to finances.

2. Create a monthly budget, and stick to it.

Creating a budget is super easy. You can either grab a pen and paper or use a software program. You’ll want to include the following:

  • Rent/mortgage
  • Insurance: car, home and/or renters
  • Expenses: utilities (gas, electric and water and sewer) and phone
  • Car payment (if any)
  • Grocery
  • Child support (if any)
  • Child’s school (if any)
  • Adult education
  • Entertainment
  • Cable (or another provider)
  • Internet
  • Cell/mobile phone
  • Other

After you’ve created your budget, review it together and make necessary adjustments. See where you can cut back. If you can’t adjust the figures, make sure you stick to your monthly budget, no matter what.

3. Review investment portfolios monthly.

If you have investment portfolios, sit down with your financial advisor/manager and discuss how you can make changes to increase your investments and/or diversify. For example, if you’ve been playing it safe, you may want to look into more aggressive stocks. On the flip side, if you’ve been too aggressive, you may want to rethink your strategy and be more conservative. Your financial manager will help you choose the best investment options.

4. Compare salaries and know when to ask for a raise.

How much do you make? If you’ve been working your way up the company ladder and earn a healthy salary, congratulations! But if you’ve been working and haven’t received a raise or don’t think you’ve received a raise that is worthy of you and your work, you may want to approach your boss and ask for a raise. While this may scare you, it can be done — the right way. Do not be confrontational. Point out your contributions and market value. If your boss pushes back, gently remind him/her of your results. If the answer is “No,” either accept it or look for another job.

5. Choose a monthly amount to deposit into a separate savings account.

Now, more than ever, it is important to have an emergency fund. Why? Because you don’t know what could happen now or in the future. You or your partner could get laid off from work, permanently lose your job, need to take care of an aging parent or sick child, or experience another life-altering event. Establishing a monthly amount to be deposited into a savings account that is not to be touched is a must. You may not want to do it, but you need to do this, now.

6. Live within your means.

Your mom and dad may have told you to live within your means. Did you listen? If not, it’s time to start listening. Whenever you’re about to purchase something, ask, “Do I need or want this?” If you don’t need (fill in the blank), why do you want it? Make sure you have a good answer. If you don’t need (fill in the blank), don’t buy it. Why? Because you may have buyer’s remorse or you could find a better deal at another store or online; keep your options open.

7. Start investing.

If you don’t have an investment portfolio, you and your partner may want to hire a financial advisor. It’s never too late to invest. Here’s a tip: Go through your home and look at the products you bought. Find the company and/or brand name and conduct an online search to see if they’re on the NYSE or NASDAQ. Research, i.e. has the stock gone up or down? Ask your financial advisor about the fluidity (money flows, hardly any debt) of the companies. If the companies are solid, consider purchasing their stock. You may want to look into real estate investing. However, you must be ready and prepared to be a landlord. You may consider “fixing and flipping” homes, but this takes some skill. Plus, when you start tearing down walls, you may find problems like faulty electrical work that you didn’t anticipate. Consult a professional real estate investor before you buy an investment property. But whatever you do, start investing, now.

8. Get a side job or start a business.

Okay, so you and your partner work 40 or more hours per week and may not have time for a side job. However, you can earn extra money doing what you love. For example, do you like to bake? Consider opening an online cupcake business. You could specialize in gluten-free and vegan cupcakes or offer customers specific cupcakes, e.g. red velvet and chocolate. Maybe your partner is a fantastic artist. He/she could create paintings and sell them online. You may find that both you and your partner have a knack for running your own business. You could eventually quit your day jobs.

9. Sell your stuff.

Now that you’re married, go through all of your stuff and get rid of what you haven’t used in a year or more. Toss out anything that is worn out, but sell everything that is gently used. Why? Because you can earn extra money and deposit it into your emergency savings account; every little bit helps.

10. Keep the lines of communication open.

Most important is to keep communicating with one another. Do not shut down if your partner makes a mistake, i.e. charges a pair of $ 500 shoes. Sure, you may not be happy about it, but it’s not the end of the world. Calmly speak about the importance of creating a solid financial future together. If you need help, seek counseling from a marriage or financial counselor or both. Whatever you do, do not throw your marriage away at the first bump you have. It won’t be 100 percent perfect all of the time. And remember: Sometimes, marriage isn’t like a merry-go-round; it’s more like a roller coaster. And if you think about it, what’s more fun? A ride that goes around and around or one that’s filled with thrills and chills?

To secure a solid financial future, you and your partner need to be willing to be honest about finances and hopefully were on the same page before you got married.

If you save $ 100, a month that’s $ 1,200 a year plus some interest; multiply that by two years and that’s $ 2,400 with some interest. After a few years, you could take some of the money, invest it and triple, maybe even quadruple your investment. Your financial manager can assist you with this.

Having a solid financial future together is closer to possible than you think.


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