‘Touching my dreams’: Designer turns ideas into surreal images

April 24, 2017

… of my Instagram followers that when they looked at the picture, they wept. When do you decide that a work is complete? If the visual I work on reflects the state I created in my mind — in terms of everything: colors, lights, all the details. If I then look at it and can get ‘into it,’ and really feel it, I say, “Okay, that’s it.” This interview has been edited for length and clarity. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsThe Power Of …

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This is what protest sounds like

April 21, 2017

(CNN)Black Lives Matter activist Zellie Imani remembers the moment civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson came to Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown’s 2014 death. Crowds had gathered to protest the fatal shooting of unarmed, 18-year-old Brown by a white police officer, and Imani remembers Jackson joining the demonstrators as they marched toward a church. But Jackson, it seems, had missed a crucial memo. “I think he tried to have us sing ‘We Shall …

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Snapchat is helping advertisers by sharing where you snap

April 14, 2017

… ad tech like this,” Brandon Rhoten, Wendys head of advertising, digital/social and media, said in a statement. Snap is releasing a dashboard for advertisers that shows the number of Snapchat users who saw the ad campaign and the number of Snapchat users who visited the desired location. Snap also breaks down the data by gender, age, state and what product they used (lens or geofilter). Image: snap inc. In the future, Snap plans to bucket these users into more categories for …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… fist-shaking battles waged between institutions of higher learning have to do with economics, photon theory or just plain snob appeal, we present the Iron Bowl, the Thanksgiving weekend football game between neighboring universities in the U.S. South The annual, in-state grudge match between Auburn University’s Tigers and the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide dates to 1893 and “basically forces people in this state to take sides the second they’re born,” notes …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Northern Africa and Northern Europe. In the nation of Egypt Sunday, bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed at least 43 people. The first blast took place during a service at St. George’s Church in the city of Tanta. Egypt’s state TV said a bomb was placed under a seat in the main prayer hall. And afterward, outside Mr. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in the city of Alexandria, a suicide bomber set off explosives after police reportedly stopped the attack from …

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5 children hurt when bounce houses go airborne in South Carolina

April 9, 2017

(CNN)Five children were injured when a strong wind picked up two bounce houses at a church carnival in South Carolina on Saturday, sending one of the inflatables into a tree and the other into a power line, authorities said. The children were taken to a hospital but their condition was not known Saturday night. Sgt. Jimmy Bolt with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened about 2 p.m. at Springwell Church in Taylors, in the northwest part of the state. …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… in Syria because it helps connect the crisis to Americans memories of oustingsecular dictators, like Saddam Hussein or Muammar Qaddafi, only to leave space for horrific groups like the so-called Islamic state. Defenders of Assads rule use the secular label to argue that he is better than any alternative in Syria, despite well-organized homegrown resistance to the dictator and differences between the situation in Syria and those in Iraq and Libya.Kucinich, a two-time Democratic presidential …

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When pranked, State Department proves as humorless as Rex Tillerson’s face

April 7, 2017

U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson stares into the blank abyss of his future.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Rex Tillerson’s state Department is a cold and humorless vacuum, in which laughter suffocates, and smiles are forbidden. And we know this how? Because there was an April Fool’s joke, that the state Department did not like. Like all April Fool’s joke, it was innocuous and silly. Unlike all April Fool’s jokes, however, it was subject to the cold, calloused …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… this majority or the next majority, Democrat or Republican, from instituting it on legislative matters? And at that point, the Senate fully becomes the House. (END VIDEOTAPE) (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ (voice-over): Ten-second trivia: What nation sees more tornadoes than any other country on Earth? Is it China, Russia, Saudi Arabia or the United states? The U.S. is far and away the world leader in tornadoes. They’ve been recorded at some point in every state. (END VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ: But …

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Amid tension, cultural exchange and appreciation at the Russian embassy

April 6, 2017

… Homestead Spartan Alliance Marching Band, hailing from Vice President Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana, were in the audience for musical performances from American, Russian and Ukrainian artists as part of the Embassy Series, a recurring concert program that strives to unite people “through musical diplomacy.” 2 more times Trump associates met with Russians “This. Is. So. Cool,” one student said. “Honestly, it’s …

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Why malign him? People ask of India’s ‘anti-Romeo squads’

March 30, 2017

Police run an anti-Romeo operation at a mall in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.Image: Getty Images What’s in a name? Shakespeare said. But there could well be something in it after all. India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, has set up “anti-Romeo squads,” which they say will ensure women’s safety on streets. However, many cry foul and see this as moral policing. More importantly, they are upset that their beloved Shakespearean hero is being maligned for no …

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Why sports betting is starting to look a lot more like Wall Street

March 20, 2017

South Dakota state Jackrabbits take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs, because college basketball is the best.Image: Getty Images Your March Madness office pool is like the Charles Schwab of sports betting. Beyond those hastily chosen brackets, theres an entire cottage industry of sports betting thats increasingly resembling Wall Street. In 2016, total sports wagers in Nevada were $4.5 billion, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. With that much at stake, gamblers are turning to more …

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When To Start Potty Training Boys And Girls

March 20, 2017

Potty training is a subject that keeps many parents awake at night, browsing forums and sites in search of tips, advice, and proven techniques. But how do you know which potty-training tips will work for your child and which wont? Surely, there is no “one size fits all” solution that applies to both boys and girls at different ages. The truth is that potty-training readiness is related to the physical, emotional, and mental state of your child. Or in simple terms, you cant expect to …

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8 Steps You Must Take Immediately If You Suspect There Are Bedbugs In Your Home

March 19, 2017

… Credit: Flickr / NY state IPM Program #1: Identify That You Have Them Laura Caseley for LittleThings Bedbugs are opportunists: they do their best in places that have large numbers of people passing through regularly. Hotels and airplanes are havens for bedbugs, so be very careful when you travel. It’s easy to bring them home from a vacation or business trip,so develop the habit of leaving all luggage outdoors or in the bathtub when you get home from a trip, and …

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The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

March 18, 2017

… a Dutch mayor hed given special forces the go ahead to open fire on the Turkish crowd in Rotterdam if they found it necessary and the protests in Istanbul where someone the Dutch flag at the consulate with the Turkish one, I was initially reminded of the protest culture in my homeland or rather its violent suppression by the Turkish state. This was, after all, precisely the kind of the Turkish police force had towards protesters at Gezi Park in Istanbul during 2013s environmentalist …

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Why I bought my daughter heroin – BBC News

March 10, 2017

… place to drug place. She had lost her driving licence for drug-driving so she went from being independent, having a car, having a career, to having nothing essentially. At one point one of the houses that she was staying in burned to the ground – luckily, when she was not in it – so she lost all her possessions as well, literally everything she owned. Each time we saw her, a lot would depend on her state of mind, and on where we were in terms of our ability to accept her for what she …

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