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Photographer Lauren Randolph Captured Smiles For World Kindness Day

LA-based portrait photographer Lauren Randolph recently toured Peru on an 11-day-journey with one goal in mind – to make people smile. Randolph partnered with Contiki — a tour company for millennials — to create content for The Travel Project. The initiative “seeks to show how travel has the ability to create better humans”, which is just the sort of thing we can get behind. Armed with her camera, Randolph traveled throughout Peru giving out compliments to strangers and capturing their responses.
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A New Website Hopes To Make 'Adulting' A Lot Easier For All Of Us

Between Google and my mama, there are still a lot of things I, as a full-grown adult, have not learned to do, or did not know I needed to know how to do. Sometimes adultier adults act like when we turn 18 we are handed a guidebook to teach us how to fill in a tax form, what a tax form even is, how to deal with the government, what to do if we get into trouble with the law, etc. That’s why I breathed a millennial sigh of relief when I learned about AllShitAdult.com.
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This Burger King Anti-Bullying PSA Will Truly Shift Your Perspective

Burger King released an anti-bullying ad Tuesday that will make you think twice before you let bullying slide. The short National Bullying Prevention Month PSA “Bullying Jr.” commercial pits a high school junior against a Whopper Jr. to see how many patrons would report their sandwich being “bullied,” or a little bit roughed up by one of the restaurant workers, yet ignore the plight of a real human who is experiencing similar treatment.
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This Brewery Hopes To Ruin Richard Spencer's Florida Event With Beer

Ticket become available this Saturday, October 14th and each person can get two with a valid ID. This is our town. This is our home. Let’s do this Gainesville. The realization that racism still runs rampant in our society is very sobering, and Alligator Brewing Co. is about to make sure that never changes. As if he were a hurricane, Florida has declared a state of emergency ahead of white nationalist Richard Spencer’s visit to the University of Florida. Florida Governer Rick Scott saw what hap
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A Visual Tour Of Esquire's Top Ten New Restaurants In The US

Esquire recently published its list of the top new restaurants in the U.S. and our mouths are watering. Literally, I’m trying not to take a bite out of my computer. Apparently bored with “gimmicks and concepts,” Food & Drinks Editor Jeff Gordiner came up with a list of places where you can actually, like eat — like, all the time. Not just on a first date or special occasion, and not just because you want to brag and convince your friends you’re one of the “cool kids” because you’ve been.
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The Rose McGowan Twitter Boycott Sparked An Important Race Conversatio

Rose McGowan found herself in Twitter jail Thursday, after calling out Ben Affleck for distancing himself from Harvey Weinstein now, while allegedly protecting him in the past. The actress/ activist tweeted that Affleck knew about the sexual assault allegations all along. After the suspension, the actress took to Instagram to tell her followers what had happened and asked them to “be her voice” until her account was restored.
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Burger King Is Waging A Wonderfully Petty Beef Over Some Spicy Chicken

This week we have witnessed the death of common decency in the fast food world. The murderer: Burger King. The crime: trying to introduce a beloved fast food item that has recently been taken off the menu by Wendy’s: The spicy chicken nugget. As if the sting of losing Wendy’s spicy chicken nugget isn’t still fresh, Burger King is coming right for the redhead’s throat by offering a 10-piece limited time run of their version of the nugget for $1.49. But the feast food war gets even more petty!...
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How To Support Others (And Yourself) On World Mental Health Day

October 10 is the 25th anniversary of World Mental Health Day. First celebrated by the World Federation for Mental Health, the day focuses on “advancing, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health.” So, it’s obviously a worthy cause. The focus for 2017 is Mental Health in the Workplace, an area that can often be overlooked or misunderstood...
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The 'My National Anthem Challenge' Gives A New Spin To The Controversy

“Eff yo’ anthem!” Whew…felt good to get that off my chest. Actually, I have no problem with the national anthem itself; my problem is with all the hoopla over whether or not someone stands, sits, kneels, or harlem shakes while the doggone thing plays before a game where grown men get paid to smash each other. So many people are infuriated over football players kneeling, while MOST of America sits on their duffs at home, drinking beer and trying to fast forward the Tivo. It makes zero sense.
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Finish Sickle Cell Awareness Month By Learning More About The Disease

I hear that all the time from friends and even some family members whenever I have to go to the hospital, or when I was at a function one night, but stay in the next. I’ve had friends think I was flaking on them. I’ve had employers not understand why I could go to that party last night but cannot make it to work today. I’ve had teachers look at me funny because they saw me in the hall earlier but I didn’t make it to their class at the end of the day. Sickle cell disease is like that...
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Hurricane Irma Could Cost You Big Bucks on Breakfast

Imagine living in a world where you’re spending nearly $7 for a gallon of orange juice. That could be the cold, hard reality soon, as Hurricane Irma’s decimation of the orange crop in Florida could cause orange juice prices to soar. The only solutions to the shortage will come if Brazil can save the day by increasing exports to the U.S., or if consumers switch up their orange juice purchases to other juices or juice blends...
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July Reminds Us Why We Love Houston | @traeabn @donke713 #HAW

Houston is a city like no other. The place we’d like to think of as one of the points in the Lone Star is known for a very desired culture, a very unique vernacular, a very specific code of ethics, and a very distinct personality that is both separate from the rest of the South, but also very wrapped up in its story. July 2017, as if to double down on the Houston holiday of June 27, was a month filled with events and celebrations to pay homage to the City of Syrup.
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Xavier Blk + Jeremy Avalon, Creative Community + Sweaty Dance Parties

When you ask a DJ for an interview, please don’t think you’re gonna do lunch. The element of the DJ is as such: If I gotta do an interview for a blog, imma make it look sexy. It was a clear and steamy night (9:30ish, to be exact-ish) when I went to Boondocks to interview Xavier Blk and Jeremy Avalon of WERC Crew before they spun for Blackout. What I got was the best description of what happens when creatives in a big city unite to swap ideas, skills, stories, and connections...
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Why Prodigy's Passing Should Make You Aware, But Not Afraid

What a sobering experience it is to have someone pass away from an illness from which you, a close friend, or a family member suffer! Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, one-half of legendary hip hop group Mobb Deep, reportedly passed away from complications of sickle cell Tuesday. I admittedly am not a huge Mobb Deep fan. The only thing I knew about it was one of the members, Prodigy, suffered from sickle cell anemia...
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Houston Artists Inspiring Houston Art: Donkee Boy and Chingo Bling

Houston art is not synonymous with graffiti. However, people often equate the two simply because of the ubiquity of quality graffiti in Houston. Donkee Boy breaks that mold by using more traditional paint, painting styles, and screenprinting. Donkee Boy’s latest contribution to the city’s landscape is a mural of Houston rapper Chingo Bling on the side of Raven Tower. The artist debuted the mural for Madness on Main, and I got to ask him a few questions about this piece, his other pieces, and how he contributes to Houston popular culture.
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