Documentary traces the comic genius of Robin Williams

Robin Williams left behind a rich comic legacy when he died in August 2014 at the age of 63. The manic, lightning-quick standup comedian rocketed to stardom on the 1978 ABC sitcom “Mork & Mindy” and fashioned a remarkable career in standup, movies and on television including four Grammys, two Emmys and a 1997 Oscar…
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Strokes of genius: the beauty and calm of wild swimming

From tranquility in the Lake District and Brecon Beacons to lovely lochs in the Cairngorms, six enthusiasts reveal their top spots for a wild swim

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When I first moved to the Lake District I was a big walker but then I started swimming and realised all those feelings you get from climbing a mountain – the sense of peace, the satisfaction – you can get from swimming for five minutes in a lake. Swimming is a different way to appreciate the beauty of the area; it’s a view that you’re not sharing with anyone else because you’re on your own out there.

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Kanye West: The Self-Sabotaging, Marketing ‘Genius’

Kanye West’s recent inflammatory remarks implying that enslaved Africans remained in bondage by “choice” could end up costing his brand—big time. The so-called “free thinker” ignited a firestorm of outrage during a TMZ appearance on Tuesday when he said that 400 years of slavery “sounds like a choice,” denying the history of slave revolts and resistance.



 

TMZ producer Van Lathan fired back while scores of angry social media users mocked West’s claim in a series of snarky posts using the hashtag #IfSlaveryWasAChoice. West, however, doubled down on his remarks, tweeting that he was being “attacked for presenting new ideas” before later deleting the post.

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Radio personalities Shay Shay and BiGG of “The Morning Bounce” on 105.1 in Detroit took their anger a step further, announcing on Thursday a boycott of West’s music on their show. In addition, over 15,000 people are calling on Adidas to terminate their partnership with West, which manufactures his wildly popular Yeezy sneaker line.

“While Kanye can live safely in his multimillion-dollar castle, the rest of black America is continually marginalized and subject to unjust laws and treatment. Some even die because this behavior is so ingrained in our society,” reads a Care2 petition.

 

“Kanye West has a right to free speech, and he has the right to spout lies and misinformation and misplaced opinions—but we as consumers have the right to fight back against this type of dangerous propaganda.”

 

It adds: “Tell the world [Adidas does] not want anything to do with anyone who believes that millions of Africans chose to toil the fields in bondage.”

Yeezy Doesn’t Make or Break Adidas


Despite the petition and backlash, Adidas is standing behind the controversial rapper, who moved his pricey Yeezy brand under the umbrella of the sportswear giant in 2013. The success of the Adidas Yeezy Boost collaboration helped the athletic company steal market share from its biggest competitor, Nike Inc. Adidas also knocked Nike’s Jordan brand from the No. 2 spot in U.S. sports footwear in 2017. However, contrary to West’s claims that his sneaker line is the best thing to ever hit the market, Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted made it clear that the Yeezys are just “a small part” of the $ 25 billion company.

Rorsted also stressed Adidas’ recent growth and support for Ye during an interview with Bloomberg TV  Thursday.

“Kanye and the Yeezy is a very important part for our brand, from a revenue standpoint less though, but it’s a very important part of how we promote our products particularly in the U.S. and other parts of the world.”

 

He added that Adidas’ first-quarter sales rose 10% at constant exchange rates. “At the same time, the brand Adidas grew last quarter in the U.S. 23%…So while Kanye is a very important part of the Adidas brand, Adidas is a large global company with a very, very strong presence around the world and will continue to perform well.”

Is Kanye West Ruining His Brand or Building a New One?

Although it’s easy to argue that West is sabotaging his own brand by alienating a large chunk of the population, at the same time, he’s also—consciously or subconsciously—expanding into a new market of consumers. For the past two weeks, West’s professed love for President Donald Trump and conservative commentator Candace Owens has been a rallying cry for the right. West has also received newfound praise on Fox News. Plus, recognizing the value and power of Ye’s brand, the GOP used a photo of West bragging about his “Make America Great Again” hat signed by Trump to sell more MAGA hats. But will that translate into sales for Ye’s music and fashion lines or alienate Kanye loyalists who’ve supported the artist in the past?

On the other hand, things didn’t go well for other black musicians who’ve publicly supported Trump in the past. For instance, Chrisette Michele suffered a major career setback after she aligned herself with 45 last year and ignored fans warning her not to perform at his inauguration. But, unlike dozens of other black singers who rejected Trump’s offer, Michele chose to sing at one of his inauguration events for $ 250,000. The soul singer later admitted that this decision severely hurt her image and led to her being dropped from her label.

Meanwhile, Tina Campbell, who’s known for being one half of the gospel duo Mary Mary, was forced to postpone her solo tour due to low ticket sales not long after she admitted that she voted for Trump in the 2016 election during an appearance on The Real.

West, who has considerably more clout than Michele and Campbell, could be up next. Kanye’s brand will be put to the test this weekend when he launches his new Yeezy x 2XU collection on Saturday. West has partnered with sportswear company 2XU, a high-tech fabric fashion line, to release the Yeezy’s Season 6 and Season 7 collections. The Yeezy x 2XU collection includes $ 400 shorts and $ 450 tights. Representatives of 2XU said West would not make any personal appearances for the launch.

Like West rapped in 2004, And when it all falls down, who you gon’ call now?

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How AIDS Shaped ‘Beauty and the Beast’: The Tragedy of Disney Songwriting Genius Howard Ashman

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At the 1992 Academy Awards, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast claimed the trophy for Best Original Song, surprising no one. Three out of the category’s five nominees that year were Broadway-inspired ballads and showstoppers (“Belle,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Be Our Guest”) from the animated fairy tale, with music composed by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman.

Liza Minnelli, the award’s co-presenter, wore a red ribbon pinned to her breast as she congratulated Menken, who took to the stage alone. Little loops of red adorned many stars that night, silent reminders of the AIDS epidemic decimating the gay community. Menken wore one as he thanked Angela Lansbury, Celine Dion, and a handful more on Ashman’s behalf. On him, it bore extra weight: Complications from the disease had killed Ashman, his songwriting partner and friend, eight months before the film’s release.

It was then that Bill Lauch, Ashman’s surviving partner, appeared at Menken’s side and calmly said aloud what the ribbons could not: “This is the first Academy Award given to someone we’ve lost to AIDS.” He and Ashman, the prolific and brilliant lyricist behind The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Little Shop of Horrors, had shared a home and a life together, he explained. And Ashman had been lucky: He had lived his final months in an atmosphere of love and support, “something everyone facing AIDS not only needs, but deserves.”

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How AIDS Shaped ‘Beauty and the Beast’: The Tragedy of Disney Songwriting Genius Howard Ashman

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At the 1992 Academy Awards, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast claimed the trophy for Best Original Song, surprising no one. Three out of the category’s five nominees that year were Broadway-inspired ballads and showstoppers (“Belle,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Be Our Guest”) from the animated fairy tale, with music composed by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman.

Liza Minnelli, the award’s co-presenter, wore a red ribbon pinned to her breast as she congratulated Menken, who took to the stage alone. Little loops of red adorned many stars that night, silent reminders of the AIDS epidemic decimating the gay community. Menken wore one as he thanked Angela Lansbury, Celine Dion, and a handful more on Ashman’s behalf. On him, it bore extra weight: Complications from the disease had killed Ashman, his songwriting partner and friend, eight months before the film’s release.

It was then that Bill Lauch, Ashman’s surviving partner, appeared at Menken’s side and calmly said aloud what the ribbons could not: “This is the first Academy Award given to someone we’ve lost to AIDS.” He and Ashman, the prolific and brilliant lyricist behind The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Little Shop of Horrors, had shared a home and a life together, he explained. And Ashman had been lucky: He had lived his final months in an atmosphere of love and support, “something everyone facing AIDS not only needs, but deserves.”

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Masters of War: Pure Evil’s genius

The street artist’s latest screen prints make a striking political statement

Art isn’t always political – and it doesn’t have to be, either – but the links between the two arenas can be traced back a very long way – think everything from Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ and Jacob Epstein’s ‘Rock Drill’ right up to the majority of Banksy and Ai Wei Wei’s provocative artworks.

The collision of political outrage and commentary with creativity can also be seen in the latest series of screen prints by Pure Evil. Titled ‘Masters of War’, the series is inspired by President Trump’s regularly antagonistic tweets, directly referencing his access to the nuclear ‘Button’.

Masters of War - Gold by Pure Evil

The limited edition of 100, which are printed on Fedrigoni paper and signed and numbered by the artist, show a suited arm with a single finger hovering over a tantalising red button. Available in three different colour ways – silver, gold and royal blue – stylistically the four-colour print draws on the work produced by Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein who, like Pure Evil, enjoyed packing his images with a little Western cultural critique.

Masters of War by Pure Evil

If this little piece of contemporary history doesn’t quite push your buttons, but you’re a fan of Pure Evil’s own brand of Pop portraiture, why not check out the latest ‘Smiling Jackie’, which has been reworked in two fresh colour ways – red & black and soft blue.

Smiling Jackie by Pure Evil

You’ve also got a chance to get your hands on one of the limited edition Box Set 1s, featuring six prints of female icons, including Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and our very own Queen Elizabeth.

Box Set 1 by Pure Evil

Hang the entire series on your walls and, we’d say, that’s certainly one way to make an artistic (or political) statement of your own.

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Masters of War: Pure Evil’s genius

The street artist’s latest screen prints make a striking political statement

Art isn’t always political – and it doesn’t have to be, either – but the links between the two arenas can be traced back a very long way – think everything from Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ and Jacob Epstein’s ‘Rock Drill’ right up to the majority of Banksy and Ai Wei Wei’s provocative artworks.

The collision of political outrage and commentary with creativity can also be seen in the latest series of screen prints by Pure Evil. Titled ‘Masters of War’, the series is inspired by President Trump’s regularly antagonistic tweets, directly referencing his access to the nuclear ‘Button’.

Masters of War - Gold by Pure Evil

The limited edition of 100, which are printed on Fedrigoni paper and signed and numbered by the artist, show a suited arm with a single finger hovering over a tantalising red button. Available in three different colour ways – silver, gold and royal blue – stylistically the four-colour print draws on the work produced by Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein who, like Pure Evil, enjoyed packing his images with a little Western cultural critique.

Masters of War by Pure Evil

If this little piece of contemporary history doesn’t quite push your buttons, but you’re a fan of Pure Evil’s own brand of Pop portraiture, why not check out the latest ‘Smiling Jackie’, which has been reworked in two fresh colour ways – red & black and soft blue.

Smiling Jackie by Pure Evil

You’ve also got a chance to get your hands on one of the limited edition Box Set 1s, featuring six prints of female icons, including Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and our very own Queen Elizabeth.

Box Set 1 by Pure Evil

Hang the entire series on your walls and, we’d say, that’s certainly one way to make an artistic (or political) statement of your own.

View our current collection of Pure Evil prints, including these latest releases at our Brighton Gallery.

Call 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com.

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Masters of War: Pure Evil’s genius

The street artist’s latest screen prints make a striking political statement

Art isn’t always political – and it doesn’t have to be, either – but the links between the two arenas can be traced back a very long way – think everything from Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ and Jacob Epstein’s ‘Rock Drill’ right up to the majority of Banksy and Ai Wei Wei’s provocative artworks.

The collision of political outrage and commentary with creativity can also be seen in the latest series of screen prints by Pure Evil. Titled ‘Masters of War’, the series is inspired by President Trump’s regularly antagonistic tweets, directly referencing his access to the nuclear ‘Button’.

Masters of War - Gold by Pure Evil

The limited edition of 100, which are printed on Fedrigoni paper and signed and numbered by the artist, show a suited arm with a single finger hovering over a tantalising red button. Available in three different colour ways – silver, gold and royal blue – stylistically the four-colour print draws on the work produced by Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein who, like Pure Evil, enjoyed packing his images with a little Western cultural critique.

Masters of War by Pure Evil

If this little piece of contemporary history doesn’t quite push your buttons, but you’re a fan of Pure Evil’s own brand of Pop portraiture, why not check out the latest ‘Smiling Jackie’, which has been reworked in two fresh colour ways – red & black and soft blue.

Smiling Jackie by Pure Evil

You’ve also got a chance to get your hands on one of the limited edition Box Set 1s, featuring six prints of female icons, including Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and our very own Queen Elizabeth.

Box Set 1 by Pure Evil

Hang the entire series on your walls and, we’d say, that’s certainly one way to make an artistic (or political) statement of your own.

View our current collection of Pure Evil prints, including these latest releases at our Brighton Gallery.

Call 01273 724829 or email brighton@artrepublic.com.

For more news stories and events visit our Brighton Gallery page.

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“A Republic of imagination” is how Moncler described its new Moncler Genius project, which the company unveiled with a special event opening Milan Fashion Week on Tuesday.
To be sure, imagination and creativity stood out throughout the installation, which featured a building with seven cells, each of them housing one of the seven collections that Moncler will launch over the next few months with special drops. At the entrance of the space two imaginative museum bookshops displayed the lineup that was developed by Francesco Ragazzi, creative director of Palm Angels, and the eighth brand involved in the Genius project.
Lights were projected on the silver tarps covering the cells, featuring arch entrances giving access to the eight different microcosms. Reflecting the specific identity of each collection, the cells were all decorated with customized installations.
For example, Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli embellished his cell with works by artist Sidival Fila, which were deeply linked with the sense of purity infused in his Moncler Pierpaolo Piccioli collection. “I wanted to focus on authenticity and the essentials,” the designer said. “That’s the reason why I used the most basic nylon, which I crafted for the silhouettes I like, inspired by Piero della Francesca and Beato

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GENIUS 8: Moncler revealed on Wednesday the names of the designers and creative talents that are part of its new Genius Building project with the tagline “One House Different Voices.” They are: Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli; stylist Karl Templer who will curate Moncler 1952; Sandro Mandrino for Moncler Grenoble; Simone Rocha; Craig Green; Noir Kei Ninomiya; Hiroshi Fujiwara for Moncler Fragment, and Francesco Ragazzi for Moncler Palm Angels.
The collections for men’s and women’s will be presented together in Milan on Feb. 20, and will be launched as single monthly projects.
Moncler Genius Building will be available at the brand’s boutiques and in pop-up stores around the world.
As reported, Moncler has been teasing the new strategy on social media and billboards here ahead of its show.
Genius Building follows the 10-year run of the Moncler Gamme Bleu and Gamme Rouge lines, designed by Thom Browne and Giambattista Valli, respectively.
 

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We’re so addicted to our phones that we simply can’t fathom the idea of not being able to use it because it’s out of battery juice. That’s why we’re constantly charging our devices, making sure they have enough battery to get us through the day.

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10 Genius Small Bathroom Ideas That’ll Totally Transform Your Space

For a space so tiny, a whole lot has to happen in the bathroom. And don’t get us started on fitting all our makeup, haircare tools, medicine and more in a cramped vanity. These organizing solutions create new storage in spots you’ve probably never thought about before. That way, you can have your nail polish and flat iron, too.

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The Most Genius Home Hacks We Learned This Year

Improving one’s home is a never-ending cycle. That’s why people are constantly on the lookout for faster ways to wash dishes or smarter ways to fit more into their kitchen — and 2017 was no exception. These are the highlights of what we learned this year and will embrace for years to come.

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Trump: I’m a ‘very stable genius’

President Donald Trump slammed reports questioning his mental stability in a series of tweets Saturday morning, writing he’s a “very stable genius.”


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Trump rejects author’s accusations, calls self ‘stable genius’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday rejected an author’s accusations that he is mentally unfit for office and said his business career and election victory showed he is “a very stable genius.”


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The Madcap Genius Who Befriended Casanova, Mozart, & the Author of ‘The Night Before Christmas’

In December 1806, two men got into an argument in Riley’s bookstore on lower Broadway in New York City. The younger of the two, then in his late twenties, insisted that Italian literature’s glory days were a thing of the distant past. The older man, middle-aged but tall and handsome (he still had all his own hair, though none of his own teeth), insisted that, on the contrary, if they stood there for a month, he could not enumerate all the stars of Italian writing. And by the way, did the young man know of anyone who needed a teacher of Italian?

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McConnell: Bannon’s ‘Political Genius’ Helped Lose Alabama Race

During his final press conference of the year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took a shot at Steve Bannon, the former Trump strategist who has positioned himself as a kingmaker for Republican candidates running against the so-called “establishment.” Asked if he blamed Bannon for Democratic candidate Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama’s special U.S. Senate election, McConnell took the opportunity to mock the supposed strategizing of the Breitbart chief. “Well, let me just say this: the political genius on display throwing away a seat in the reddest state in America is hard to ignore,” McConnell said. The Senate majority leader shied away from publicly endorsing the Republican candidate Roy Moore, an accused pedophile, while Bannon and Trump openly endorsed him even after a litany of sexual-misconduct allegations emerged.

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This hack for smuggling snacks into a movie theater is pure genius

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If you’re planning on hitting up the theater as a family this holiday season, there’s plenty of opportunity to get in that movie fix. Whether it’s Coco, The Star or Wonder for the kiddos, or A Bad Moms Christmas for a girls’ night out, really, you can’t go wrong. And if you’re anything like me, that means skipping the overpriced popcorn and sneaking in your own snacks.

One woman has taken the concept of movie theater snack smuggling to the next level with a genius hack. Trust me, you’re definitely going to want to try it out yourself. “Thought of a new way to bring more snacks into the movies,” Jessica Ruiz Gonzalez wrote on Facebook on Nov. 14. “And if y’all try it I’d love to see videos or pictures.”

1) Find a JoAnn’s fabric and craft store.

2) Locate the styrofoam section and pick out the one that looks like a bowl.

3) Fill with tons of candy and other snacks. Heck, you could fit an entire meal in there if you wanted. (And keep it warm/cold!)

4) Carefully place everything under an oversized hoodie and viola — a pregnant woman. AKA, the perfect disguise for smuggling theater snacks. Looks pretty legit to me.

Ruiz Gonzalez’s post has attracted more than 12,000 likes and over 194,000 shares in just one week — so clearly, she’s onto something.

“The main idea occurred because I was doing some baby shower shopping with my sister and mom, and I saw the styrofoam bowl,” Ruiz Gonzalez told BabyCenter. “I put it on so I could take a picture to look like my sister and in that moment, my mom was like, ‘You do look pregnant.’ And magically I was like, ‘OMG,  I could totally fill this with food and get in anywhere, especially the movies.’ It was just all a joke, but eventually I posted it just for a laugh. But as you can tell, the majority of the people enjoyed this idea.”

My family tries to cut costs at every corner, and the movie theater is no exception. Although we sometimes spring for a small bag of popcorn to share, we always bring our own drinks and candy. (Those boxes of candy from the dollar store are the best.) I simply stuff it all my purse or in the diaper bag. That way, we don’t end up wasting an extra 30 bucks on overpriced theater junk.

Of course, if you’re actually pregnant, you’ll have to find another way to sneak in your snacks. But for the rest of us, this movie theater hack is just too perfect. I really want to hear from someone who has tried it!

What do you think of this snack hack? How do you sneak snacks into the movie theater?

Images by Michelle Stein, courtesy of Jessica Ruiz Gonzalez

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Photography’s Eccentric Genius: Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge was one of those grand eccentrics who crop up with surprising frequency in American art and particularly American photography. Like Dr. Harold Edgerton and O. Winston Link, he was a man in the grip of an obsession, but creative enough to transform the fruits of that obsession into indelible, timeless art.

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8 Genius Ways to Hide Your Spare Key So No One Will Find It

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Fyre Festival genius reportedly scammed himself by selling Kanye West, Hamliton tickets

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The business visionary behind the Fyre Festival reportedly bought up pricy concert and theater tickets to sell on members of his other business, racking up thousands of dollars in losses along the way, according to a report from Vice News.

Billy McFarland, the now-infamous cofounder of Fyre media, also once started a high-end membership brand called Magnises. Vice News got a look at internal documents from the companies that showed McFarland used Fyre Festival credit cards to buy tickets to a variety of major shows including Adele, Broadway hit Hamilton, and Kanye West’s Saint Pablo Tour. He’d then sell those tickets to Magnises members for less than he paid.  Read more…

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This Genius Pool Invention Is Saving Animals From Drowning

Your neighborhood critters will thank you.

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Man Reveals Genius Way To Beat Any Kid At Hide And Seek

This guy has got it all figured out when it comes to hide and seek.

In a new video, a man deploys the ultimate weapon while searching for a boy who’s hiding from him― a pretend fart sound.

After hearing the fake flatulence, the concealed youngster just can’t stop himself from laughing ― which gives up his hiding spot under a duvet.

YouTube user PeterADean shared the adorable clip online Friday, and it’s now going viral. Victory to the (fake) wind-breaker!

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Sidi Genius 5 Fit Carbon Mega Road Cycling Shoe – Men’s Size 51 Color White/Black/Red

Sidi Genius 5 Fit Carbon Mega Road Cycling Shoe – Men’s Size 51 Color White/Black/Red


Microfibra Microtech – Incorporates features of resistance, stability, lightness, transpirability, water-repellency and eco-friendliness. It is manufactured using the “Water-Tech” water treatment. Lower environmental impact, less noxious emissions into the air and into the work environment and the fact that not solvents, but water-based products were used, is beneficial to the environment as well as the final user. Soft Instep Closure System – Is a wide, anatomically curved strap combined with a soft, thermo-formed EVA pad that distributes pressure evenly over the instep area. The soft instep closure system is adjustable from both sides, to perfectly center the EVA pad over a high or low instep. The system eliminates the need for the High Instep Extender. The soft instep closure system is replaceable. Caliper Buckle – Micrometric closure that is adjustable by lifting the central buckle. In order to completely open, lift together both side buckles, or push the center button to slightly loosen one tooth at the time. The system is also adjustable during a race. High Security Velcro – Straps with integrated locking polymer teeth that engage onto each other when the strap is closed. This feature makes the closure more secure and the strap becomes unmovable. Millennium 4 Carbon Composite Sole – Features injected carbon fiber in a matrix of Nylon, providing more rigidity than a standard nylon sole. The Millennium 4 Carbon Composite Sole is also more durable, completely non water-absorbent and mechanically stable, meaning it’s less susceptible to changes in stiffness resulting from aging, prolonged usage, and changes in temperature or humidity. An anti-slip toe insert and replaceable polyurethane heel pad are incorporated into the Millennium 4 Carbon Composite Sole, for walkability. The Millennium 4 Carbon Composite Sole uses a standard 3-hole drilling pattern for compatibility with the best pedal systems available, and includes a printed 10 mm lateral and fore/aft cleat alignment scale on the sole as well as the Look Memory Eyelet for easy cleat alignment and replacement. Mega Last 4 mm wider across the ball of the foot More volume, a high instep and a wider heel cup Mega lasts are EE – EEE width The reinforced heel keeps the foot in an optimal position and avoids the shoe being deformed by extreme performance or prolonged pressure. For walkability, Sidi cycling shoes include a replaceable polyurethane heel pad. Size 51 Color White/Black/Red
List Price: $ 249.95
Price: $ 249.95

How To Avoid Talking To People, As Told In 2 Genius Comics

Engaging in small talk sends plenty of people ― and introverts especially ― into panic mode. For others, small talk just feels shallow and aimless, like so:

In the College Humor comics below, illustrator A.C. Stuart gives us a fail-proof defense against dreaded stop and chat:

Problem. Solved.

Head to Stuart’s Facebook page for more illustrations. 

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Sidi Genius 5 Fit Carbon Road Cycling Shoe – Women’s Size 40 Color White

Sidi Genius 5 Fit Carbon Road Cycling Shoe – Women’s Size 40 Color White


Microfibra TechPro – Is a microfiber PU Made in Italy. It is considered a highly technological and innovative, eco-friendly leather suitable for technical and sports products which require high performance levels. Performa TechPro incorporates features of resistance, stability, lightness, transpirability, water-repellency and eco-friendliness. Performa TechPro microfiber is Oeko-Tex certified, does not contain harmful substances and respects the limits of the law. Soft Instep Closure System – Is a wide, anatomically curved strap combined with a soft, thermo-formed EVA pad that distributes pressure evenly over the instep area. The Soft Instep Closure System is adjustable from both sides, to perfectly center the EVA pad over a high or low instep. The system eliminates the need for the High Instep Extender. The Soft Instep Closure System is replaceable. Caliper Buckle – Micrometric closure that is adjustable by lifting the central buckle. In order to completely open, lift together both side buckles, or push the center button to slightly loosen one tooth at the time. The system is also adjustable during a race. High Security Velcro – Straps with integrated locking polymer teeth that engage onto each other when the strap is closed. This feature makes the closure more secure and the strap becomes unmovable. Millennium 4 Carbon Composite Sole – Features injected carbon fiber in a matrix of Nylon, providing more rigidity than a standard nylon sole. The Millennium 4 Carbon Composite Sole is also more durable, completely non water-absorbent and mechanically stable, meaning it’s less susceptible to changes in stiffness resulting from aging, prolonged usage, and changes in temperature or humidity. An anti-slip to insert and replaceable polyurethane heel pad are incorporated into the Millennium 4 Carbon Composite Sole, for walkability. The Millennium 4 Carbon Composite Sole uses a standard 3-hole drilling pattern for compatibility with the best pedal systems available, and includes a printed 10 mm lateral and fore/aft cleat alignment scale on the sole as well as the Look Memory Eyelet for easy cleat alignment and replacement. Women’s Specific Tapered last mimics a women’s more tapered foot shape Narrower across the ball of the foot Less volume, on the instep area and a narrower heel cup The reinforced heel keeps the foot in an optimal position and avoids the shoe being deformed by extreme performance or prolonged pressure. For walkability, Sidi cycling shoes include a replaceable polyurethane heel pad. Size 40 Color White
List Price: $ 249.95
Price: $ 249.95

Sidi Genius Fit Carbon Road Cycling Shoe – Women’s Size 39 Color Black

Sidi Genius Fit Carbon Road Cycling Shoe – Women’s Size 39 Color Black


Caliper Buckle two-way ratchet for easy on-bike adjustment with incremental tightening and loosening Breathable, supple and durable vented Technomicro microfiber upper with cooling mesh panels Millennium 4 Carbon Composite Sole Last/foot-form and narrow SIDI Heel Cup for perfect fit Adjustable Soft Instep Closure System Padded tongue eliminate pressure points Women’s Specific Sizing – SIDI builds its women’s shoes on an anatomically correct woman-specific last: Tapered last mimics a woman’s more dramatically tapered foot shape*. Proportionately wider forefoot, but with lower volume. Narrower heel Please note that cleats are not included. Compatible cleats may be purchased separately here . * Women with consistently wide or narrow feet, from the heel to the forefoot-may experience better fit in Narrow widths. Size 39 Color Black
List Price: $ 239.99
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Your Genius Mind: Why You Don't Need To Be A College Graduate But You Do Need To Think Like One

Your Genius Mind: Why You Don't Need To Be A College Graduate But You Do Need To Think Like One


Don''t let the subtitle fool you. Your Genius Mind is a passionate and unapologetic appeal that serves as a clarion call for increasing the percentage of people in the U.S. and around the world, with a four-year degree. But in this frank, insightful and often humorous account, author K. Candis Best makes clear that a degree will be worthless to anyone who graduates without college level thinking skills. In this book readers will learn:

. Why everyone has a genius to share with the world;
. How a quality college education can help them to find it; and
. What anyone can do to grow their genius through higher education no matter what school they attend.

This is a must-read for anyone who is about to start college for the first time, considering a return to college to complete a degree or needs to be convinced about the true value of a college education.
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Your Genius Mind: Why You Don't Need To Be A College Graduate But You Do Need To Think Like One

Your Genius Mind: Why You Don't Need To Be A College Graduate But You Do Need To Think Like One


Don''t let the subtitle fool you. Your Genius Mind is a passionate and unapologetic appeal that serves as a clarion call for increasing the percentage of people in the U.S. and around the world, with a four-year degree. But in this frank, insightful and often humorous account, author K. Candis Best makes clear that a degree will be worthless to anyone who graduates without college level thinking skills. In this book readers will learn:

. Why everyone has a genius to share with the world;
. How a quality college education can help them to find it; and
. What anyone can do to grow their genius through higher education no matter what school they attend.

This is a must-read for anyone who is about to start college for the first time, considering a return to college to complete a degree or needs to be convinced about the true value of a college education.
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A Guy Secretly Recorded An Argument With His Parents In 1985; Some Genius Has Now Animated It

For 16 years, from the age of 12 to 28, Mike Cohen secretly recorded his interactions with his parents. Years later, Cohen’s friend, Rodd Perry, decided to take one of these vintage recordings and animate it.

The result is pure gold.

In the video above, which has racked up more than 230,000 views this week, watch the drama unfold when Cohen’s parents walk into his room and give him an earful. The audio in the clip is said to have been recorded in 1985, during one of Cohen’s visits home during college.

In a post on Reddit this week, Perry explained that the video was his “first attempt” at animation. He said he used both Photoshop and Final Cut to create the viral clip.

Watch the video above.
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Genius Makeup Artist Transforms Himself Into Kim Kardashian, Dakota Johnson, Other Female Celebs

Paolo Ballesteros, a 32-year-old Filipino actor, model and makeup artist, wowed the Internet last year with his jaw-dropping ability to transform himself into seemingly any female celebrity under the sun — with little more than some deftly-applied makeup.

Ballesteros is making waves yet again this month with several new transformations. He made himself up as Kylie Jenner and as the newly-blond Kim Kardashian, as well as Dakota Johnson, the star of “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

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Ballesteros, host of the Filipino variety show “Eat Bulaga,” told The Huffington Post in an email Tuesday that he started experimenting with celebrity makeup transformations after watching tutorials on YouTube. He made a few attempts, he said, and was “surprised” at how quickly he took to it.

Over the past few months, Ballesteros has transformed himself into several female celebrities. They include Cate Blanchett…

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Cher…

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Jennifer Lopez…

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Ariana Grande…

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…and Jennifer Lawrence.

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Ballesteros told HuffPost that the hardest part of his metamorphoses is getting the nose just right.

“My nose is smaller and shorter [than most celebrities],” he said. “It took me a while to figure out how to do it. By drawing new nostrils, it made my nose more pointy or bigger.”

For see more of Ballesteros’ celebrity makeup transformations, visit his Instagram page.

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Here’s How To Get Every Last Bit Of Peanut Butter Out Of The Jar (This Is Genius)

The worst, worst, worst, worst, worst thing about peanut butter is the construction of its jar. Nothing else is bad about peanut butter; it’s one of the world’s most divine edibles. It satisfies a salty craving, it makes for exquisite sandwiches and it can help keep you full for long periods of time.

But, when you reach the last licks of a jar (which is devastating on its own), the remnants of the nutty spread are near impossible to wrangle. No utensil is agile enough to scrape the remaining bits, and not even a toddler’s hand is slim enough to fit all the way through the jar. In most cases, this quandary results in tossing out the jar while there’s still some perfectly good peanut butter inside. It doesn’t feel right, but it seems there are no other options.

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Worst. Thing. Ever.
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But there are alternatives to discarding the jar while there’s still a bit of nutty goodness leftover. In fact, there are two tricks. We’ve already discussed overnight oats, which soak up the peanut butter into a mixture of oats, milk and other delectable toppings to craft a perfect breakfast. But overnight oats require patience and a bit of elbow grease. For instant gratification, saw the jar in half. Really!

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Hallelujah, right? It’s so simple, so obvious in hindsight. Just locate an X ACTO knife or a regular kitchen knife and carefully slice the jar in half on a cutting board. Be careful not to scrape your hands on the rough plastic edges. Of course, this trick won’t work with glass jars (sad). You could smash it against a wall, but then you’d be eating more glass shards than peanut butter, and from a medical perspective that just isn’t safe.

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More Proof That Olivia Palermo Is a Scarf-Tying Genius

Just when we thought we’ve figured out all of Olivia Palermo‘s savvy style moves, she pulls a fast one on us. RELATED: Of Course Olivia Palermo Found a New Way to Tie a Scarf  Over the weekend, the style star got into the holiday spirit, stopping by a fete at New York’s St. Regis in winter whites—an […]
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Sidi Genius Fit Carbon Mega Road Cycling Shoe Size 40.5 Color Black

Sidi Genius Fit Carbon Mega Road Cycling Shoe Size 40.5 Color Black


Caliper Buckle two-way ratchet for easy on-bike adjustment with incremental tightening and loosening Breathable, supple and durable vented Technomicro microfiber upper with cooling mesh panels Millennium 4 Carbon Composite Sole Adjustable Soft Instep Closure System Padded tongue eliminate pressure points High Security Velcro(R) won’t shift or slip Mega lasts are EE to EEE width*, 4 mm wider across the ball of the foot-with more volume, a high instep and wider heel cup. Please note that cleats are not included. Compatible cleats may be purchased separately here . Note : Some cyclists, who may not have exceptionally wide feet but use high-volume orthotics and/or have very high insteps, will be more comfortable in a Mega shoe. Size 40.5 Color Black
List Price: $ 239.99
Price: $ 239.99

The Boy Genius and the Mogul

The Boy Genius and the Mogul


The world remembers Edison, Ford, and the Wright Brothers. But what about Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of television, an innovation that did as much as any other to shape the twentieth century? That question lies at the heart of The Boy Genius and the Mogul, Daniel Stashower’s captivating chronicle of television’s true inventor, the battle he faced to capitalize on his breakthrough, and the powerful forces that resulted in the collapse of his dreams.The son of a Mormon farmer, Farnsworth was born in 1906 in a single-room log cabin on an isolated homestead in Utah. The Farnsworth family farm had no radio, no telephone, and no electricity. Yet, motivated by the stories of scientists and inventors he read about in the science magazines of the day, young Philo set his sights on becoming an inventor. By his early teens, Farnsworth had become an inveterate tinkerer, able to repair broken farm equipment when no one else could. It was inevitable that when he read an article about a new idea — for the transmission of pictures by radio waves–that he would want to attempt it himself. One day while he was walking through a hay field, Farnsworth took note of the straight, parallel lines of the furrows and envisioned a system of scanning a visual image line by line and transmitting it to a remote screen. He soon sketched a diagram for an early television camera tube. It was 1921 and Farnsworth was only fourteen years old.Farnsworth went on to college to pursue his studies of electrical engineering but was forced to quit after two years due to the death of his father. Even so, he soon managed to persuade a group of California investors to set him up in his own research lab where, in 1927, he produced the first all-electronic television image and later patented his invention. While Farnsworth’s invention was a landmark, it was also the beginning of a struggle against an immense corporate power that would consume much of his life. That corporate power was embodied by a legend

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Sidi Genius 5 Pro Carbon Mega (Wide) Road Shoe

Sidi Genius 5 Pro Carbon Mega (Wide) Road Shoe


New Millennium 3 Carbon Composite Sole Breathable, supple, durable Vented Lorica Microfiber Upper with cooling mesh inserts Ultra SL Buckle for easy on the bike fit adjustment Soft instep closure system and padded tongue eliminate pressure points High Security Velcro won’t shift or slip Mega lasts are EE to EEE width*, 4 mm wider across the ball of the foot–with more volume, a high instep and wider heel cup. Please note that cleats are not included. Compatible cleats may be purchased separately here . *Some cyclists, who may not have exceptionally wide feet but use high-volume orthotics and/or have very high insteps, will be more comfortable in a Mega shoe. Size 40 Color Black
List Price: $ 239.95
Price: $ 239.95

Sidi Genius 5 Pro Carbon Narrow Road Shoe

Sidi Genius 5 Pro Carbon Narrow Road Shoe


New Millennium 3 Carbon Composite Sole Breathable, supple, durable Vented Lorica Microfiber Upper with cooling mesh inserts Ultra SL Buckle for easy on the bike fit adjustment Soft instep closure system and padded tongue eliminate pressure points High Security Velcro won’t shift or slip Replaceable heel pad Narrow models are considered B to C width. Please note that cleats are not included. Compatible cleats may be purchased separately here . Size 40 Color Black
List Price: $ 239.95
Price: $ 239.95