I Witnessed the Future of Retail. I Didn’t Like What I Saw

I paid a visit to ComplexCon, a shoppable trade show of sneakers and hyped-up streetwear. It was a trip I’d like to forget.
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Major home care provider future ‘at risk’

Allied Healthcare delivers services to over 13,000 older and vulnerable people across the UK.
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Lowe’s crazy predictions: KD’s future, a new MVP and Finals picks

Here we go — 37 wild predictions for the next year in the NBA.
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‘Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future’ Review: Modernism’s Missing Link?

The Guggenheim Museum argues for the little-known Hilma af Klint as an early, overlooked pioneer of abstract art
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Jason Garrett’s future in Dallas on the line as patience wanes

Would Jerry Jones make an in-season move? What would the impact be on Dak Prescott? Questions mount as the Cowboys’ season lags.
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SEC’s Musk Suit Risks Tesla’s Future

The legal threat from securities regulators to ban Elon Musk from Tesla raises the specter of a once-unfathomable exit that would potentially have dire consequences for the electric-car company.
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SEC’s Musk Suit Risks Tesla’s Future

The legal threat from securities regulators to ban Elon Musk from Tesla raises the specter of a once-unfathomable exit that would potentially have dire consequences for the electric-car company.
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Daimler Changes CEO as It Focuses on an Electric Future

Daimler said its long-serving chief executive will step down and will be succeeded by its current research and development chief, who has been leading the car maker’s push into electric vehicles and self-driving cars.
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Niners’ future suddenly looks a lot murkier

The excitement in San Francisco about franchise quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has turned to fear and apprehension after his knee injury Sunday.

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Sources: Butler to talk Wolves future with Thibs

A meeting between Jimmy Butler and Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau is expected to set the tone for Butler’s final season under contract — and his impending free agency in July, league sources told ESPN.
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What Will the Future Be Like? These Objects Help Us Imagine

An exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London examines how technological and social change will alter the way we live.
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The Legacy of Veronica Mars: Rob Thomas’ Big Goal for a Future Revival

Veronica Mars, Kristen BellYou can’t keep a good private eye down, including Veronica Mars. Yep, the beloved series about the snarky sleuth is still poised to come back to life.
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Back in the Future: Cast reunite at fan convention

The cast of Back To The Future have reunited at a fan convention amid speculation there could be a fourth film.
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Prada to Host Second ‘Shaping a Future’ Conference

PRADA SHAPES: Prada Group said Wednesday it will host “Shaping a Sustainable Digital Future” in Milan on Nov. 20 at Fondazione Prada, in partnership with Yale School of Management and Politecnico di Milano School of Management. This will be the second edition of the Italian company’s cultural conversations under the “Shaping a Future” moniker, and it will explore the impact of digitalization on business and sustainability.
Ahead of the conference, the two schools of management each launched a student contest in which participants are asked to develop new concepts and ideas to contribute to the event.
Prada held its first conference on sustainability, called “Shaping a Creative Future,” in March last year. Focusing on the relation between sustainability and innovation, the conference, moderated by the two universities, comprised conversations, debates and discussions with leading international academic, creative and business figures such as Anna Zegna, president of the Zegna Foundation; Carlo Capasa, president of the Italian Camera della Moda; Sergio Rossi president Andrea Morante, and former Luxottica chief executive officer and current executive chairman of Eataly Andrea Guerra.
The discussions over the two days hinged on brand heritage and market value; design for sustainability through innovation and tradition; sustainability and value creation, and driving creative excellence.

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Shanel Campbell Plots Her Future

Shanel Campbell, a 26-year-old Bronx native, has taken a very traditional route in the pursuit of being a fashion designer.
She graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2016 and interned for Thakoon, Kith and Louise Goldin along the way. Her graduate collection, which drew from her father working his way through law school on a construction site, caught the attention of Solange Knowles, who wore pieces from the collection when she was honored at the Parsons Benefit this past May.
That endorsement led to Campbell dressing Issa Rae for the CFDA Awards in June, and most recently a cosign from Ciara, who donned Campbell’s tool bag trousers in her new video “Level Up.”
But how do you capitalize on these placements when you have neither investors nor a production and sales team? WWD spoke to Campbell about what she wants to do next and how she plans on getting there. This is the first story in a series that will follow Campbell as she develops her collection and builds a business.
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NFL execs, coaches evaluate future of 2018’s first-round QBs

History says that at least one of the five rookies will start Week 1. Who has the best shot? Here’s a rundown of their chances plus future outlook.
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Air Taxis and Self-Driving Aircraft: Aviation Industry Faces Its Future

The Farnborough International Airshow in England this past week highlighted technology of the near future, including autonomous aircraft and urban flying vehicles that don’t need an airport.
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NFL predictions into 2021: Bell’s future, new champs and more

Will Le’Veon Bell find a new home? When will the Cowboys return to Super Bowl glory? We’re forecasting the next three seasons.
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Asos Streamlines, Updates the Future

The Asos men’s wear presentation Monday night at Hotel Hugo was a legit scene. A surly lobby attendant seemed to derive more pleasure from confiscating guests’ drinks than a TSA agent. “Finish it or get rid of it,” he barked at an editor waiting on line for the cramped elevator. Anyone who failed for whatever reason to get their hand stamped was assumed to be sneaking into the venue by this deputy-in-training. “Nobody gets in without a stamp,” he said. “You gotta go back.”
When the elevator opened onto Bar Hugo, a copper-accented room with a view on the lower level of a bi-floor roof concept, the crowd was pulsing, aided by the freely flowing libations. A narrow staircase led to Azul on the actual rooftop, where tribes of enthusiasts of the brand were engaged in a more raucous dance.
Ten men wearing designs representing Asos’ spring 2019 collection, called “The Future Is Now,” stood or sat on a makeshift platform, the new-age fabrics of their garments shimmering in the sun against the silver towers of the New York skyline, which created a beautiful and serene backdrop for the rooftop event and a counterpoint to the frenetic scene at the bar.

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The NHL’s future in esports

After a successful inaugural NHL Gaming World Championship, the league’s next steps include getting all 31 teams involved. Here’s what comes next.
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Scouting Ayton vs. Bamba: Glimpses of future potential

In a matchup of two of the top bigs in the draft, Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton shined offensively, while Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba was active on defense.
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New ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ Roadmap Offers a Glimpse at the Game’s Future DLC

Developer DICE shared a glimpse into the future of DLC for “Star Wars Battlefront II.” Ben Walke, the game’s community manager, tweeted out a development roadmap on Friday, offering greater clarity on when we can expect certain updates in the coming months. EA teased a fair amount of content support during their June 9 press conference […]

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Suspension adds uncertainty to Winston’s future with Bucs

With his suspension now official, Tampa Bay’s QB enters a season that could decide the long-term outlook for himself and others with the franchise.
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Uber Goes to Court to Fight for Its Future in London

Uber has spent much of the past year repenting for a string of scandals. Now the company must prove it has changed—or risk being locked out of one of its largest markets.
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How this draft sets up future trades and free agency

Trades and free agency are around the corner. Kevin Pelton looks at the ways an eventful draft night will lead to more moves.
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What does the future hold for Barry Trotz?

The Cup-winning coach is without a contract for next season. Will he stay with the Caps? Join a new team? Take a gap year? We assess his options.
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Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Stakes Its Future on Europe

Smartphone maker Xiaomi shot to success selling stylish but low-cost models in emerging markets, including at home in China. But can that formula work in the affluent markets of Europe?
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Fiat Chrysler Expected to Outline Future Without CEO Marchionne

A decade after Chrysler filed for bankruptcy, a nearly debt-free Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is preparing to unveil a growth plan for the next five years at a test track outside Milan.
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In the future, you’ll mine cryptocurrency by dancing

Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have invented a way to mine cryptocurrency by playing classic arcade game Dance Dance Revolution.
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CBS Bosses on The Big Bang Theory’s Future, Plus Huge Monday Shakeup in New 2018 Fall TV Schedule

Big Bang Theory CastDon’t bet on CBS saying goodbye to Sheldon Cooper just yet. During a press call to announce the network’s new 2018-2019 TV schedule, CBS’s Kelly Kahl addressed the future of the…

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Kawhi Leonard Future: All-Star Forward Wants to Leave Spurs

Kawhi Leonard’s is reportedly determined to leave the San Antonio Spurs, as he feels his relationship with the team has been damaged beyond repair. Things between the 2014 NBA Finals MVP and the Spurs have been frosty since he reportedly told the team he was not comfortable playing while rehabbing from the quadriceps tendinopathy that forced him to miss the first 27 games of the season. Leonard made his season debut on December 12 against the Dallas Mavericks, but after playing nine of the following 17 games, on January 13 the Spurs opted to sideline him indefinitely—and he did not play another game during the season.

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Future Tense: Are My Friends Really My Friends?

The quantity of human interactions has increased, but the quality is arguably diminished.
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Microsoft's future is all about AI and the cloudHere's how Microsoft highlighted its AI and cloud initiatives during the first day of its Build developers conference.



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Why six teams believe they might have their future franchise QBs

They can’t all be franchise quarterbacks, but six teams hope they’ve found one. Here’s why they believe they’ve picked the right guy.
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Nonfiction: The State That Foreshadows America’s Future

Lawrence Wright’s “God Save Texas” is a loving and skeptical portrait of the place he calls home.
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Prince Louis Has the Most Stylish Uncle and Future Aunt: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle, Prince HarryWelcome to the world, Prince Louis!
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Back to the future: The revival of old tech

Every year, national Record Store Day brings with it the opportunity for music fans to get their hands on exclusive vinyl releases at independent stores across the country.
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Future of kickoff to be discussed at NFL summit

The future of the kickoff in the NFL will be discussed at a planned summit that is being finalized to discuss player safety.
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8 Things You *Don’t* Need To Have In Common With Your Future Spouse

Relationship experts say these differences don’t matter as much as you might think.
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Ellen Burstyn Predicts The Future: ‘We’ll Be The Dogs Of The Robots’

The 85-year-old Oscar winner has a lot to say about the singularity, dark energy and humanity’s place in the universe.
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As Wade contemplates future, Father Prime does it all to bring Heat home-court advantage

Dwyane Wade didn’t even play 20 minutes in Miami’s Game 1 loss. He had more than enough time to make up for it in Game 2, outscoring Philadelphia’s bench by himself.
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Huey Lewis cancels future shows after hearing loss

Singer Huey Lewis has cancelled his band’s future shows after losing most of his hearing.
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How Woolrich Built a Store for the Future

Woolrich, the American brand based in Pennsylvania that was founded in 1830, has been undergoing some internal changes over the past few years, which Andrea Cane, its creative director, outlined at the beginning of his talk.
In 2016, the company merged with WP Lavori in Corso, Italy, its longtime licensee partner, which controls Woolrich Europe, and after that merger they formed Woolrich International. Late last year, Woolrich sold a minority stake in its overall business to Goldwin Inc., a Tokyo-based manufacturer and seller of technical sportswear, to expand the label internationally. Goldwin has purchased shares from WP Lavori in Corso, Woolrich International’s majority shareholder, and has also committed a “dedicated capital increase,” Cane said.
Woolrich previously operated under three divisions: Woolrich Outdoor, a moderately priced outdoors line; Woolrich John Rich & Bros., the contemporary offering, and a collection of wool textiles and blankets that it creates at its mill in Woolrich, Pa. But now everything is marketed under the Woolrich name.
With Goldwin’s investment, Woolrich has focused on infusing technology into its outerwear and building stores to fit this new ethos.
Cane detailed the stores that have inspired him, which ranged from Supreme because of its consistency and exclusivity to L.L. Bean because of its dedication

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The next 11 players who could change the future of basketball

Who will change the game and basketball culture next? These current and future NBA stars could be the new trendsetters.
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Julius Randle is changing the narrative of his future

The Lakers’ big man has heard the loud chatter about how he represents salary-cap space this summer, but he’s quietly put in the hard work to make himself into the kind of player the Lakers might need to keep around.
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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to Add Inclusion Rider in All Future Producing Projects

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have revealed that they will support Inclusion Riders in all future projects.

The news comes from Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, Head of Strategic Outreach at their joint production company Pearl Street Films.

Cox DiGiovanni put out a statement on Twitter on behalf of the company, noting that Damon and Affleck would be supporting the movement.

ABG’s Jamie Salter Honored by Foreseeable Future Foundation

RECORD NIGHT: Jamie Salter, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Authentic Brands Group, was honored by the Foreseeable Future Foundation at its first Seeing Past Sight fund-raiser. The evening raised more than $ 250,000 to help visually impaired and blind people through sports. Griffin Pinkow founded the organization 11 years ago and other speakers at the event included Martha Ruether, a blind Paralympic swimmer; Lauren Lieberman, founder of Camp Abilities, and Jake Olson, blind USC football player.
“I hope this event inspires all of you to not only strive to achieve your own dreams, but also to get involved in others’,” Salter told the 250 guests. “Being part of a larger cause is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding things a human being can do.”
Salter founded ABG in 2010 and it owns brands such as Aéropostale, Frye, Neil Lane, Hickey Freeman, Tretorn, Hart Schaffner Marx, Juicy Couture, Spyder and Judith Leiber, as well as rights to use the names of Muhammed Ali, Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson.

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NHL experts predict: Playoff dark horses, Penguins vs. Flyers, Carter Hutton’s future

Our writers tackle some pressing questions for the stretch run. Could the Kings or Stars make a Predators-esque wild-card run to the Cup final? Will the Penguins or Flyers finish higher in the standings? And where will Carter Hutton play next season?
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Qualcomm’s Future, and the Jacobs Family Legacy, Goes to a Vote

Qualcomm Inc. Chairman Paul Jacobs is trying to repel an assault by Broadcom that threatens to rip from him control of the company he and his father have shepherded since its inception.
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Modern Love: A Future Without Him, Aided by Duct Tape

A month into widowhood, a young mother finds herself to be the sole protector of her children — and a trapped bird.
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Lowe’s 10 things: The future of the All-Star Game (and draft)

This week’s highlights include LeBron deciding to be unstoppable, a potent trick for sneaky guards, cranky Marc Gasol and more.
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Alexandra Shipp to Receive Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award

MILAN — Alexandra Shipp will be the 13th recipient of the annual Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award.
The actress will be honored at the 2018 Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards on June 13 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Shipp will meet Max Mara’s owners, the Maramotti family, and attend the brand’s fall 2018 show today.
Past recipients include Natalie Dormer, Kate Mara, Rose Byrne, Hailee Steinfeld, Chloë Grace Moretz, Katie Holmes, Zoë Saldana, Elizabeth Banks, Ginnifer Goodwin, Emily Blunt and Maria Bello.
Shipp is best known for her role as the iconic mohawked superheroine Storm in 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men: Apocalypse.” She is also set to appear in the next X-Men franchise, “Dark Phoenix,” due to be released on Nov. 2.
Aside from acting, Shipp is a Los Angeles-based songwriter, pianist and guitar player.
Founded in 1973, Women in Film is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women and encouraging creative projects by women.
Shipp is keeping busy. In March, the actress will be in theaters in Fox 2000’s coming-of-age story “Love, Simon,” based on the popular book “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.” She is working on New Line’s “Son of Shaft,” opposite Samuel L. Jackson.

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The Cavaliers face a record-smashing, $300 million future

If LeBron James stays in Cleveland and the Cavs keep the players they acquired at the deadline, owner Dan Gilbert’s team could be looking at an enormous payroll and tax bill next season.
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Body-powered tech gadgets could be the future

The gadgets of the future could be powered by the human body itself, according to scientists in the US and China.
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514-Lb. Woman Worries She Will Die Before Her 35th Birthday: ‘What Kind of Future Do I Have?’

At 514 lbs., Chrissy Dunham worries every day that she’s about to die.

The 30-year-old already struggles to walk, and doesn’t feel like she has much of a life.

“My weight has gotten so bad that everything hurts. My joints, my back, my shoulders, my feet and my legs,” Dunham says in this clip from Friday’s episode of The Doctors. “I’m not going to be able to maneuver for much longer.”

She says that her weight has “taken everything away” from her life.

“You want to be active and go out with your friends and do these things,” Dunham says, adding that instead, “you see your friends and family compromising to accommodate you, and you feel that burden.”

And with a body mass index of 80 — double what is considered morbidly obese — Dunham isn’t sure if she’ll make it to her 35th birthday.

“There’s so many nights that I lay there going, is this the night that I’m going to die?” she says. “There’s going to be a day when I’m just not there.”

Her mortality is why Dunham says she’s ready to make a change.

“I think the moment was, ‘Okay, I want to have a future,’ ” she says. “When your fear of getting better is just overwhelming, and where you can’t think that far in advance, because what kind of future do I have if I just keep going the way I’m going?”

With the help of Dr. Travis Stork and The Doctors, Dunham is ready for a weight loss intervention.

“I want to be a different person,” she says.

The Doctors airs weekdays nationwide. Check your local listings for times.


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Elton John to make statement on future

The star, whose Las Vegas residency ends in March, is due to announce what could be his final tour.
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The Church of England fears new pre-natal tests could lead to a rise in abortions of babies with Down’s.
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Takashi Murakami, Future and Miguel among Guests at Off-White

TEAM WORK: Among the familiar faces at Off-White’s show Wednesday morning was a surprise figure: Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Could his appearance –complete with Nike Air Force 1 sneakers with mismatched laces that made him fit right into the crowd – be the sign of a coming collaboration? “Maybe not,” said Murakami. “My friend G-Dragon wears this brand, I like it a lot.”
Otherwise the artist has museum exhibitions coming up later in the year in Paris, London, Vancouver and Fort Worth, he said.
Speaking of sneakers, streetwear designer Jerry Lorenzo does have a tie-up in the works. “We have a Nike collaboration coming up for back to school,” he said. Designs will be inspired by Lorenzo’s childhood on the West Coast, he revealed.
Sitting with other front-row guests including Future and Don Crawley, Miguel also had fashion in mind. “I’m doing a small collaboration with a brand called Rhude from Los Angeles, the creative director’s a good friend of mine,” said the artist, who will start touring in the U.S. next month following the release of his latest album in December.
The collaborative spirit of Off-White is what appeals to him about the label. “That’s absolutely why I’m here; Virgil is very warm,

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The Future of Veronica Mars: Kristen Bell, Rob Thomas on Current Revival Plans (That Almost Happened!)

Veronica Mars, Kristen BellIt’s been 13 years since Veronica Mars burst onto TV screens and introduced audiences to Kristen Bell. The show ran for three seasons across UPN and The CW until 2007, but cancellation…

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Inside the NBA Academy and what it means for the future of basketball

The NBA Academy Africa — one of six across the world that provides teenagers with NBA-level resources — took its first trip ever to Europe for a series of competitive games.
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How baby play is helping robots imagine the future

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have taught a robot to play.
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SiriusXM Unveils Its ‘Future Five’ for 2018 and ‘Class of 2017’

The music discovery and curation team at SiriusXM announced today its “Future Five” artists for 2018 and the “Class of 2017” — which, in case it isn’t obvious, means its picks for next year and the artists that the satellite radio giant got behind early in their careers and broke through in 2017. “2017 shaped up to be […]

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A Glimpse Into the Future, Without Net Neutrality

It’s hard to predict how the world might change now that the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality rules. WSJ’s Ryan Knutson travels into the future using a magic router to offer a few ideas.
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The Year in Style: Can Parents ‘Robot-Proof’ Their Child’s Job Future?

Robots may make half of today’s jobs obsolete in 20 years. What careers will be left when our children grow up?
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Alex Smith’s up-and-down past, uncertain future — and what’s next for the Chiefs

The Chiefs have lost five of six and calls for coach Andy Reid to give rookie QB Patrick Mahomes II a shot are getting louder.
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Home-field advantage, pride, the future: What all 32 NFL teams are playing for

Every team has something at stake over the final five weeks of the regular season. NFL Nation reporters break down each of their motivations.
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LeBron on Rose’s future: Want the best for him

LeBron James said he hoped this isn’t the end for Cavs teammate Derrick Rose, but if it is, he wants Rose to find peace in his decision.
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UK seeks future cyber-security stars

UK initiatives aim to get young people choosing a career in cyber-security to close a looming skills gap.
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Lindsay Arnold’s Dancing With the Stars Future in Question After Knee Injury

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold, DWTSThere’s a new twist in the race for the mirrorball on Dancing With the Stars. E! News has confirmed Lindsay Arnold injured her knee during rehearsal on Sunday, Nov. 12.
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Fear of God’s Jerry Lorenzo on the Future of Luxury Streetwear

As much as Jerry Lorenzo operates outside of the fashion industry — he doesn’t hold shows, doesn’t present in line with the seasonal calendar and has no formal training as a designer — he’s managed to infiltrate the system by producing special product he believes is missing from the market.
He’s also managed to create and profit from an aesthetic that works in luxury settings and more mass environments — see the merchandise he designed with Justin Bieber and his collaborations with PacSun and Vans.
In a conversation with WWD style director Alex Badia, Lorenzo spoke about why he thinks his line has been able to break through and what he thinks the future holds for the luxury streetwear category. Here, excerpts from the conversation.
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Peclers Paris to Host Future of Fashion Conference

PARIS — Fashion has lost its meaning. That’s the prognosis of Eric Duchamp, global chief executive officer of leading forecasting agency Peclers Paris, who on Thursday will host a conference geared at identifying — during stagnant times for the industry, and a banalization of offer — the crucial “strategic levers” brands need to activate to boost performance in the years to come.
Titled “La mode doit gagner la bataille du sens,” or in English, “Fashion Must Make Sense Again,” the Future of Fashion conference will take place at Paris restaurant Noto.
The Peclers Paris team will present future insights and some of the key macro trends that they believe will impact brands and consumers in the next five years, based on findings of a market study around brand perception conducted by Kantar TNS, as well as a range of “strategic levers” identified by the Peclers Paris team that brands need to activate to boost performance in the years to come.
Conducted online between May and June of this year, the study involved a panel of 2010 consumers aged from 16 to 60, with a 50-50 breakdown of men and women, and covered their perception of 25 brands for the women and 22 brands

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Haunting Sculpture Offers A Surreal Glimpse At The Future Of Climate Change

Those visiting the Venice this year may have noticed something unusual while passing the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel: two giant hands reaching out from the murky, aquamarine waters below.

The disorienting vision is a sculpture called “Support” by artist Lorenzo Quinn, meant to provide a daunting premonition of the potential damage caused by climate change.

“Venice is a floating art city that has inspired cultures for centuries,” the artist said, in a statement released by Halcyon Gallery. “But to continue to do so it needs the support of our generation and future ones, because it is threatened by climate change and time decay.”

The piece takes the shape of two childlike hands, magnified to the extreme, outstretched to buttress the towering hotel ― a Venice landmark. In part, Quinn was intrigued by the idea of creating hands because they are “considered the hardest and most technically challenging part of the human body,” also possessing “the power to love, to hate, to create, to destroy.”

Quinn constructed the massive hands in a studio off-site, then transported them via canal to the hotel. You can see parts of the lengthy construction process on Instagram. 

Two human hands forge a lasting imprint in the viewer’s mind, perfectly mimicking the potential the body parts possess in real life ― to support, to defend, to create change. The visceral image is intended to draw focus on the fragility of the environments we too often take for granted, emphasizing the power of humans to either salvage or seal their fates. 

The artist, as he explained on Instagram, “wants to speak to the people in a clear, simple and direct way through the innocent hands of a child and it evokes a powerful message which is that united we can make a stand to curb the climate change that affects us all. We must all collectively think of how we can protect our planet and by doing that we can protect our national heritage sites.”

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A$AP Bari on the Future of Vlone

“I’m not into stores,” said A$ AP Bari, a member of the A$ AP Mob who works with A$ AP Rocky and Edison Chen on Vlone, a highly sought-after streetwear line. “I don’t shop at them.”
Bari, who was in New York on the night of April 6 to celebrate the opening of the Tupac by Vlone pop-up on Ludlow Street, is into experiences — a buzzword that’s often thrown around by retailers but rarely realized. He currently has no interest in selling his pieces at stores, but he’s open to working with them.
“I would do collaborations with different stores, but for them to sell my clothes? No.”
Over the past year, Vlone has gained a following for its graphic product and pop-up retail concepts that are held in various locations — Miami for Art Basel, Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest and Harlem, because that’s where Bari and Rocky grew up. And Vlone has collaborated with brands including Off-White, No Vacancy, Fragment and Nike; a pair of Nike x Vlone Air Force Ones sold for $ 94,800 on eBay.
“I want to do things for the right reasons,” said Bari. “And most of my collaborations come out of friendships.”
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Rocket League Dev on Game’s Growth, Future Plans

One of the biggest challenges facing Rocket League developer Psyonix, according to the studio’s Vice President Jeremy Dunham, is keeping up with the pace of the game’s rapid growth.

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“It’s been both flattering and a whole bunch of work because every time we think we’ve hit some sort of plateau or maybe the game is settling down, our community shows us, no, it’s not even close yet,” he explained. According to Dunham, Rocket League set records for both the most games played and most players in a single month in December 2016. That most players in a month record was then broken in January — then again in February.

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Trucker Donald Trump Goes ‘Back To The Future’ In Hilarious Mashup

Great Scott!!!

President Donald Trump is transported to “Back to the Future” for a drag race with Marty McFly in this glorious mashup.

YouTube user Todd Dracula edited footage of Trump gleefully messing around in a giant truck at the White House on Thursday into a scene from the franchise’s third and final movie. It’s something to behold!

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Kids’ T-Shirt – Cute future big brother shirt. – This durable kids t-shirt is made for non-stop play. Perfect for the playground, the classroom or for doing chores around the house (if youre lucky), this tee is sure to keep up with any kid.100% preshrunk cotton Fabric Weight: 6.1 oz (heavyweight)Double-stitched, reinforced seams at shoulder, sleeve, collar and waistProduct may run small, please check size chartsImported; processed and printed in the U.S.A. + + + With hundreds of designs – Spreadshirt – is the online destination for your favorite tees. Many of our designs are available in mens, womens, youth, kids and baby sizes and come in a variety of different colors. Check our Rakuten store to see them all!

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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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What Back to the Future Got Right… and Wrong

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By Peter Diamandis

Twenty-six years ago, Marty McFly and Doc Brown climbed into their time-traveling flying DeLorean and set the controls to the distant future — October 21, 2015 — which happens to be today.

This is a fun blog about the predictions that Back to the Future got right, the predictions they got wrong, and the amazing technologies we have today that they just completely left out.

For a $ 40 million budget, it’s pretty amazing what they achieved. So as you read these correct predictions, think about how you might have profited from these areas if you took action on them 26 years ago.

PREDICTIONS THAT BACK TO THE FUTURE GOT RIGHT

Brain controlled / wireless video games

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“You have to use your hands? That’s like a baby’s toy!”

3D movies

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McFly being eaten by a holographic “Jaws.”

Handheld tablet computers

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McFly gets handed a tablet.

Videoconferencing

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McFly videoconferencing with a coworker.

Augmented & Virtual Reality wearable technology

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Marty Jr. viewing an incoming phone call in his glasses.

Wall mounted widescreen TVs with multiple TV channels

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Marty Jr. watching six TV channels simultaneously.

Hydroponics

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Marty Jr. reaching for fruit from the retractable garden in his kitchen.

Biometric Scanners (fingerprint scanners as locks)

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“Thumbing” to pay for the taxi fare.

PREDICTIONS THAT “BACK TO THE FUTURE” GOT WRONG

Here are the technologies that aren’t quite here (yet).

Flying cars: While there are a number of companies like Zee.aero, Terrafugia and AeroMobil hard at work, this still may need an XPRIZE to give us the flying car.

Power clothing (self-drying, self-tying shoelaces): While not released, Nike claims it will release a pair of self-tying laces this year (2015) in commemoration of the movie.

Ubiquitous fax machines: For whatever reason, fax machines were a big deal in Back to the Future. They are basically a relic of the past now.

Hoverboards: Though a few companies have rigged gigantic magnets to simulate real life hoverboards, we haven’t found a way to make a practical, scalable version yet…

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Mr. Fusion: While many teams are claiming to get close to net-positive energy fusion, no one has yet… and even when they do, it’s unlikely to fit in the back of my car.

Well… a time machine: Though I wish we could all drive DeLoreans rigged with time machines, unfortunately, the laws of physics still prevent us from jumping around the space-time continuum at will.

A FEW AMAZING THINGS WE HAVE TODAY THAT THEY MISSED

So what did Back to the Future (potentially) miss? At least, what amazing technology do we have today that they didn’t highlight?

Rapid, cheap whole genome sequencing and editing: We now have the ability to sequence a full human genome for under $ 1,000. The technology is developing at 3x the rate of Moore’s Law. We now have the ability to cheaply and precisely edit the genome with CRISPR/CAS 9. This will open up a new frontier of health and longevity that will have enormous implications on the future.

3D Printing: You can 3D print just about anything these days from 300 different materials (including plastics, metals, concrete, chocolate and human cells) Complexity is free and scalability is inherent.

Emergence of AI: We are in the early days of Artificial Intelligence. Tens of billions of capital are being poured into an AI “arms race” over the last decade. One fun recent example is Tesla’s “autopilot” software upgrade that just came out. It can drive you autonomously on the highway.

On-Demand Economy: Amazon is working on same-day delivery mechanisms (possibly using drones). Uber has become ubiquitous as the simplest, most reliable way to get around.

GPS: We really take for granted how good the GPS units in our phones really are. They receive up-to-the-second traffic data, route us to the shortest path, and even give us “street view” or satellite imagery to investigate what a place looks like before we get there.

Private Spaceflight and Hyperloop: While Back to the Future flaunted flying DeLoreans, I’m proud of where we are with private spaceflight and the start of Hyperloop.

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The Uncanny Predictions ‘Back To The Future II’ Made About 2015

The “Future” is here!

On Wednesday, October 21, Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled from 1985 to 2015 in “Back To The Future II” in order to stop McFly’s son from being imprisoned. The world they arrive in is vastly different from the one they left. “Jaws 19” is showing in movies, cars look like they’re from “The Jetsons,” and for some reason women have really bizarre hairstyles.

Here’s how the film’s version of 2015 stacks up to the one we live in today:

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Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies

Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies


From the bestselling and Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author of BARRY LOSER comes a hilarious and brand-new series for young readers! Move over Spidey, get back in your cave Batman, and keep your glasses on Clark Kent, there’s a new superhero in town. FUTURE RATBOY. When a bolt of lightning hits Colin Lampost (and his toy bird, Bird), he is zapped millions of years into the future! Life will never be the same again. Bird has been brought to life as Not Bird and Colin’s DNA is fused with a rat giving him superkeel powers. Future Ratboy is born! But the future is not a safe place to be and there are killer robot grannies on the rampage! Will the dynamic duo survive the attack and save the world? Join Future Ratboy and Not Bird on their first adventure to find out! Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the award-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series: I am not a Loser, I am still not a Loser, I am sort of a Loser, I am so over being a Loser, Barry Loser and the Holiday of Doom and Barry Loser and the Case of the Crumpled Carton. He lives in London. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake. Praise for the BARRY LOSER books: ‘Will make you laugh out loud, cringe and snigger, all at the same time’ – LoveReading4Kids ‘Very funny and cheeky’ – Booktictac, Guardian Online Review ‘Hugely enjoyable, surreal chaos’ – Guardian ‘The review of the eight year old boy in our house. “Can I keep it to give to a friend?” Best recommendation you can get’ – Observer ‘I laughed so much, I thought that I was going to burst!’ – Finbar, aged 9

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Steampunk Visions Postcard Book: A Delightful Assortment of 24 Postcards Depicting a Future That Never Was

Steampunk Visions Postcard Book: A Delightful Assortment of 24 Postcards Depicting a Future That Never Was


Fanciful vintage steampunk vision postcards, created in Paris in 1899, colorfully illustrate a future that never was. with airships, robots, and more Originally from a series entitled “En L’An 2000” (“In the Year 2000”) depicting the future’s imaginary scientific advances, the original cards were produced for the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris, most likely printed for enclosure in cigarette/cigar boxes to promote the World Exhibition. Little is known about the life and work of commercial artist Jean Marc Cote. He worked as an occasional illustrator for the small French toy company Armand Gervais, which produced the original cards.

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Original Penguin Mines Past, Eyes Future on 60th Anniversary

Just call him Pete — no last name needed.
That’s the moniker given to the waddling bird mascot of the Original Penguin brand, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The label, which has been owned by Perry Ellis International Inc. since 1996, will commemorate the milestone on Thursday with an event at its NoHo flagship in New York that will feature a performance by the indie rock band Life in Film.
Outside of the party, the brand is launching a special anniversary capsule for fall featuring pieces that have been core to the label since its inception, including polos, T-shirts, wovens, swim trunks and outerwear. And it has also developed an elevated assortment under the Blue Label name, a line that is being sold at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s.
“Original Penguin was the first acquisition we made,” said Oscar Feldenkreis, president and chief operating officer of PEI, in an interview at the company’s New York City offices. “We originally bought it for its strong golf business. But it’s been the fastest-growing brand for our company.”
Ironically, today the brand offers no golf apparel, opting instead to focus on sportswear for men and children. Original Penguin is carried in more than 1,250 stores across the U.S.,

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Original Penguin Mines Past, Eyes Future on 60th Anniversary

Just call him Pete — no last name needed.
That’s the moniker given to the waddling bird mascot of the Original Penguin brand, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The label, which has been owned by Perry Ellis International Inc. since 1996, will commemorate the milestone on Thursday with an event at its NoHo flagship in New York that will feature a performance by the indie rock band Life in Film.
Outside of the party, the brand is launching a special anniversary capsule for fall featuring pieces that have been core to the label since its inception, including polos, T-shirts, wovens, swim trunks and outerwear. And it has also developed an elevated assortment under the Blue Label name, a line that is being sold at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s.
“Original Penguin was the first acquisition we made,” said Oscar Feldenkreis, president and chief operating officer of PEI, in an interview at the company’s New York City offices. “We originally bought it for its strong golf business. But it’s been the fastest-growing brand for our company.”
Ironically, today the brand offers no golf apparel, opting instead to focus on sportswear for men and children. Original Penguin is carried in more than 1,250 stores across the U.S.,

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That Time ‘Gilmore Girls’ Predicted The Future Of Online News

“Gilmore Girls” was a groundbreaking show. It was celebrated for its portrayal of a nuanced relationship between a single mother and daughter, was written in a trademark style and has experienced a major resurgence in popularity in the past year, since coming to Netflix. 

We always knew the show was special, but we didn’t realize how extraordinarily prescient it could be at times. In fact, one of its main characters predicted the future of feel-good news (the kind of thing you’d see on Upworthy today) all the way back in 2005. 

In the show’s sixth season, Lorelai Gilmore expresses her frustration with all of the bad news being reported in the newspaper, then says she plans to start her own publication that’s only for “good” news. 

Sound familiar? It should. Positive-leaning sites like Upworthy, ViralNova and even The Huffington Post’s own Good News page have attracted huge followings in the past few years.

Research shows that exposure to inspirational news can significantly improve your mood – which might explain why these sites have become so popular.

Lorelai’s idea was a good one, and it was years ahead of its time. (Upworthy launched in 2012.) And to think we always considered Rory the smart one! 

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Trendy long sleeve babies grow with a detailed design on the front, just below the envelope style neck opening. The added 3 nickel free poppers at the bottom ensure comfortable fit and easy changing providing more flexibility in the baby grow. Ideal for when you want to find the balance between practicality and fashion, these can either be used as a funky under baby vest or a trendy outfit with leggings. Comes carefully gift wrapped in our exclusive Spoilt Rotten Milk Carton packaging. You wouldn?t put chemicals on your skin, so why have chemicals in your baby clothing? Spoilt Rotten have produced a range of baby clothes that are 100% Organic Cotton. No chemicals what so ever it used in our production process. NONE. Our Baby T-Shirts and Baby grows are made from a high quality 100% Organic cotton and abide by The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), The Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) and The Soil Association Why do we choose Organic Cotton at Spoilt Rotten? Did you know that traditional Cotton is the second most pesticide-laden crop in the world? Five of the top nine pesticides used on cotton in the U.S. (cyanide, dicofol, naled, propargite and trifluralin) are well known as dangerous chemicals. Organic Cotton on the other hand is grown in certified pesticide-free and herbicide-free soil using organic farming methods, covered in the Global Organic Textiles Standard. A babies skin is 5 times thinner than our own, allowing toxins to penetrate much more easily. With organic cotton you can be sure that during production no harmful chemicals were used which also makes it less likely to trigger allergies. Organic Cotton is also softer, for your babies skin, as the fibres have not been damaged by the chemicals. The print on the front of the garments are also non-harmful and no chemicals are used. They are all individually printed to order so you can be sure of a high quality standard.

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First Nighter: Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur Has a Dyspeptic Future

Fiction set in the future never seems to have nailed it right when the actual future rolls around. Maybe Jules Verne hit on a few things that came to pass, but how accurate is, say, something like the 1927 Metropolis or the Flash Gordon series or the Star Wars predictions or too many other movies (Blade Runner?), plays and books? Or are we still adopting a wait-and-see attitude?

One set of predictions we can rely on not eventuating — if only because they’re so ludicrous — pops up in Mercury Fur, the 2005 Philip Ridley scarer that played a couple London venues then and now, a decade later, shows up in a New Group production, directed muscularly by Scott Elliott, at the Pershing Square Signature Center, but not so muscularly that it overcomes its irritatingly preposterous suppositions.

Sometime in increasingly dumbed-down days to come — but in not so many days that smartphones have been superseded — brothers Elliot (Zane Pais as the clever, well-read one) and Darren (Jack DiFalco as the dimwitted one) break into an abandoned Manhattan apartment (phenomenally dingy set by Derek McLane) and go about sort of cleaning it up for a party that’s apparently been organized by a tough fellow called Spinx (Sea McHale), who has yet to appear.

Also attending the party either eagerly or under duress are Naz (Tony Revolori), who’s squatting down the hall and wants in on whatever action he thinks will occur, Elliot’s kinda cross-dressing boyfriend Lola (Paul iacono, in halter outfit by costumer Susan Hilferty), Duchess (Emily Cass McDonnell, in Hilferty’s tatty ball gown with white fur stole), who may have a curious relationship to the brothers by virtue of a few matching head wounds, Party Guest (Peter Mark Kendall), a Wall Streeter with a certain deviant hankering and Party Piece (Bradley Fong), a drugged kid.

If the monikers Party Guest and Party Piece are baffling, Ridley wants it that way. He’s after slowly revealing that the parties Spinx arranges and Elliot and Darren facilitate are snuff events — the one at hand unfolding under a short deadline that annoys the battling bros. At this one, Party Guest gets to assassinate Party Piece, who’ll be attired as a child Elvis Presley. Don’t ask. That’s already spoiler enough.

Anyway, throwing bashes for financiers with enough money to expend on this type of unnatural high is what the world has (will?) become in Ridley’s busy mind. And it’s what he and New Group artistic director Elliott are asking an audience — many of whom are seated on upholstered Goodwill-like chairs also decorating the adaptable Romulus Linney playing area — to watch. Presumably, we’ll find in it a horrifying warning of what’s will inevitably develop if we don’t straighten up and fly right.

The Mercury Fur promotional material terms Ridley’s view a “dystopian nightmare.” What’s actually dystopian about the work is how it’s written. It’s what’s being flaunted in the name of engaging, enraging theater. Before the final black-out on the guns partially hidden at the belt line of dirty jeans or in a drawer or on free-flowing blood or on the threat of various-sized conflagrations — not to mention constantly repeated epithets intended to sound like the way people talk now and still will then — the audience progresses from laughing at an occasional genuine joke to laughing at the entire ridiculous enterprise.

Speaking of genuine jokes, there is one witty sequence. Darren, far from the brightest bulb in the broken chandelier, takes it on himself to explain a bit of 20th century history to the even dimmer but attentive Naz. It concerns a President Kennedy and a consort named Marilyn Monroe as well as an orgy-like Dallas, Texas event. Throughout the monologue, Ridley may be getting at something close to the truth of how history is regarded in schoolrooms nowadays and how much worse it might get.

Another odd historical reference crops up. It’s to 1965 Oscar-winning movie The Sound of Music(!). Early on in an attempt to defuse Elliot’s abuse, Darren recalls a family viewing of the flick. Later, Duchess, who at least twice gets yuks by declaring “I feel a song coming on,” plunges haltingly into “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” before collapsing — but not this time soiling herself, which Spinx reports she often does.

By the way, why Ridley calls the play Mercury Fur beats me. I can only guess — unless I missed an explanation while tuning out on the rampantly perverse silliness — that the title refers to a type of butterfly. Over and over, butterflies come in for mentions. According to the history sketched in here, butterflies were wiped out for a time before resurfacing. When they did, they produced various emotions and sensations in anyone eating them. Darren ingests one and becomes giddy. Later, Elliot talks about a black one that causes suicides. I’m not sure, though, whether the butterflies are meant to be real or a dealer-dispensed confection. Does it matter? Probably not.

As actors almost always do when committed to questionable material, those here go at it as if they’re playing Hamlet or Volpone or Long Day’s Journey Into Night or Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? They flinch at none of the ignominies they’re required to undergo. Sitting or lying on furniture that’s been subjected to who knows what or doused in stage blood or, in the case of Fong, pushed and pulled around, they’re gallant in response. As Spinx, McHale is asked to swipe DiFalco upside the head again and again. McHale pulls no swipe, and DiFalco takes it like a trouper.

With Elliott cracking the whip — surely, not literally — they’re a rum ensemble. The enterprise, however, into which they, lighting designer Jeff Croiter, sound designer M.L. Dogg, special effects designer Jeremy Chernick, fight designer UnkleDave’s Fight-House and props supervisor Matthew Frew have poured their efforts is hardly worth it.

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2030 – The Future of Medicine: Avoiding a Medical Meltdown

2030 – The Future of Medicine: Avoiding a Medical Meltdown


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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The Future of Social Insurance

The Future of Social Insurance


In this new conference volume from the National Academy of Social Insurance, experts offer differing views on what changes will, and must, occur to ensure the continuing viability of Social Security, retirement benefits, unemployment insurance, Medicare, and health security programs. The book opens with a general overview of how economic and political forces will shape the future of social insurance. In the chapters that follow, contributors discuss and debate a full range of related topics, including future Social Security investment returns, the changing face of private retirement plans, insuring longevity risk in pensions and Social Security, issues in unemployment insurance, long-term financing, governance, and markets for Medicare, and health care for the underserved and uninsured. Contributors include William C. Dudley (Goldman Sachs), Richard Berner (Morgan Stanley Dean Witter), Kilolo Kijakazi (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities), Fay Lomax Cook (Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University), Lawrence Jacobs (University of Minnesota), Jack VanDerhei (Fox School of Business Management, Temple University) Craig Copeland (Employee Benefit Research Institute), Jeffery R. Brown (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard), Janet Norwood (1993-96 Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation), Marilyn Moon (Urban Institute), Sheila Burke (Smithsonian Institution and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard), Mark Schlesinger (Yale), Gerard Anderson (Johns Hopkins University), Lauren LeRoy (Grantmakers in Health), Ruth Riedel (Alliance Healthcare Foundation of San Diego), and Henrie M. Treadwell ( W.K. Kellog Foundation!/s Community Voices).

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In The Future, You Could Control Your Shoes’ Color With Your Phone

Black sneaker not really gelling with your outfit? Pop open an app on your smartphone and add a streak of yellow.

+rehabstudio, a company that makes innovative marketing campaigns, recently unveiled its concept for the “Shift Sneaker,” a shoe comprised of material that can communicate with your smartphone and shift colors on demand.


A look at how the Shift Sneaker would work. (Source: +rehabstudio)

“Shift Sneaker explores what might be possible in the near future based on various existing materials, which currently only have industrial applications, and forecasted materials like phase change fibres and meta-materials, which are still to be made,” Mike Veitch, Managing Partner at +rehabstudio, told The Huffington Post via email.

In theory, there are a lot of clever applications for a smart shoe that could change colors on a dime. +rehabstudio posted a few ideas on its website: You could take a selfie to automatically swap the color of your shoes to match your clothing; a “running pack” could make the sneakers glow different colors depending on whether or not you’re on pace; a “cycling pack” would keep folks safe at night with bright, glowing colors.

Don’t get too excited, though. The sneakers are still very much a theoretical concept. You won’t see them until phase-change fibers and meta-materials are actually manufacturable for consumer products, Veitch said. But when that happens, he imagines these high-tech kicks might cost about as much as an average shoe — and generate more money from color packs on your smartphone, of course.

For now, wearable technology like the Apple Watch or Android Wear smartwatches might represent the best opportunity for chameleonic fashion. The DressWatch app lets you snap a picture of your clothes and change your smartwatch’s face to match the color palette, for example.

And “adaptive” surfaces might soon crop up in the world around you. Veitch told HuffPost that +rehabstudio is currently making smart storefronts a reality, meaning you could get a personalized experience the moment you walk past a shop window. Neat!

H/T Tech Times

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Emilia Clarke Just Gave Us Major Hope for Jon Snow’s Future on Game of Thrones

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Dear Future Husband (Assuming You Exist): 16 Things You Need To Know

Originally published on Unwritten by Mallory Arnold.

If you know me like I imagine you one day will, you know that I’ll start this letter off awkwardly.

Um, hey.

A future husband is like some mythical creature… like the Lochness Monster or Bigfoot.

I know, I just compared you to Bigfoot — but I swear it gets better. Keep reading.

Point being, when we were little, creatures like unicorns and elves sounded amazing and we couldn’t wait to find one someday. Sadly, as we grew older, it seemed like it was less and less likely that we’d see anything of the sort. The closest that we’d get was the leprechaun on a Lucky Charms box, and don’t even get me started on the disappointment Santa Claus caused. Likewise, a husband – a future soul mate – seems too fantastical nowadays to be real. We once dreamed about a prince charming, and nowadays we’re accepting we might just have to crawl out of that tower and find him ourselves.

But I know you’re out there. Maybe you’re going through the same things I am. Are you working at some summer job you hate but secretly like? Do you feel that pit of anxious excitement about a future career? Or maybe not. Maybe you’re actually a professional bullfighter/puppy rescuer and we’re not doing anything similar right now – who knows.

Here are just a few things I’d like to tell you while you’re somewhere out there.

Be safe while driving. I’m assuming you’re jamming out to something on the radio — whether it be country, rock, classic, or rap (please don’t be screamo), don’t get wrapped up in scrolling through songs. If your good buddy Jim from the office (rodeo?) texts you, let him wait until you’re parked. It would be a shame if something happened to you before we could even meet. Be safe.

Collect extra T-shirts and hoodies. Just warning you ahead of time, because I’m a T-shirt bandit. Might as well be prepared.

We’re getting a dog. If you’re not a dog person, I’d suggest starting to become one, because dogs are life. If you already love canines, be ready to brainstorm names. Because our dog’s about to be awesome.

Don’t give up — ever. These are the days where life starts to get serious and sometimes when you fall, no one is there to pick you back up. I wish I could reach a hand out, but since I can’t, I want you to keep going. Never stop doing something you’re passionate about.

I can make a pretty mean bowl of spaghetti. Just thought you should know.

If you’re thinking about getting a tattoo… You get drunk when you’re out with your buddies, and now you’re romping around town with that swagger you have. Suddenly a batman tattoo stamped across your face seems like a pretty good idea, right? Please, think twice. I beg of you.

I’ve been hurt. I’m sorry to say, but you may be receiving me bruised and a little bent. While you were not present in my life, boys have wandered here and there. Some good, some bad. The bad ones I will gladly hand over their names so you may threaten to kick their butts.

I’m bad at taking compliments. More than likely, when you compliment me, I’ll respond with a frown or a gentle punch in the arm. Please don’t be discouraged, I’ll get better at it, I promise. Just don’t be surprised if I fall out of my chair or something.

I don’t like beer. So that beer in the fridge? Don’t worry about it disappearing. All yours.

I’m rooting for you. When it seems like everyone’s turned their backs against you, just know somewhere I’m out there cheering you on.

I’m horrible at making decisions. Ask me where I want to go for dinner? I won’t know. Ask me what movie I want to see? I can’t decide. I panic. A lot.

Spend good time with your family. They’re always gonna be your best friends no matter what, and I like them already.

Accept my arm wrestling challenges. I may lose every time, but never deny me the chance to try. And don’t let me win. I got this.

Prepare to own every Disney movie ever made. Preferably on VCR, if possible.

No, please don’t ask to see old pictures of me in braces. I know you love me now and all that jazz…but you don’t wanna know.

I can’t be more excited to fall in love with you.

To all the girls out there wondering if there is ever going to be someone for them — we can’t give up. It’s easy to say “Forever alone” and put yourself down all the time. But if you put yourself out there and do something you’re passionate about, you’ll find him. If you give up now, you’re letting him down. If you give up and wait in your tower, you’ll never get the list he’s writing you.

So right now, future husband, I guess you’re a mystery like Bigfoot or those darned unicorns we just can’t seem to track down.

But I know one day when we finally meet, you’ll be my best friend. And I can’t wait.

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Puma Future Cat M2 New Graphic Pack Aged Silver Black Dark Shadow Mens Lace Up Sneakers

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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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