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Snail Mail – “Madonna”

Snail Mail is releasing her sophomore album, Valentine, next week. We’ve heard two songs from it, the title track and “Ben Franklin,” both of which made our best songs of the week lists, and today Lindsey Jordan is back with a third and final single, “Madonna.” It’s slinking and sensual and rife with religious language used to sort through a breakup. “Body and blood/ Lover’s curse/ Divine intervention was too much work,” Jordan sings in the chorus. “I don’t need absolution/ No, it just hurts/ We...
Tags: Music, Ben Franklin, Madonna, Jordan, Valentine, New Music, Snail Mail, Lindsey Jordan

In Praise of The Old Farmer’s Almanac

While shopping at a grocery store a few months ago, my 10-year-old son, Gus, bought a copy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac with his allowance. Since then, the kid has read it almost every night. His copy is now well-worn and tattered. He’s been taking it over to his grandparents’ house to read it with his grandpa too. Jaju has reported that he’s been enjoying these Old Farmer’s Almanac sessions with Gus. “It’s such a fun magazine to read,” he told me. When Gus isn’t paging through it, I’ll filch it...
Tags: Living, Life, America, Reading, United States, Ben Franklin, Oklahoma, Richard, New England, Thomas, Baby Boomer, George Washington, Phil, Gus, Yankee, Texas Oklahoma

Tom Morey, inventor of the Boogie Board and the Ben Franklin of surfing, dies at 86

Tom Morey, the creator of the Boogie Board and an influential figure in the surfing world, has died due to complications from a stroke, according to his family. He was 86.
Tags: Cnn, Ben Franklin, Boogie Board, Tom Morey

Snail Mail – “Ben Franklin”

Snail Mail released her triumphant new single “Valentine” just a few short weeks ago — it landed on top of our best songs of the week list — and there’s just a few long weeks to go until Valentine, the album, is released in full. Today, Lindsey Jordan is sharing Valentine‘s second single, “Ben Franklin,” which boasts some crackling synths and a cheekily melodramatic hook: “Sucker for the pain huh, honey?/ But you said you’d die!/ You wanna leave a stain forever/ But you said you would’ve died fo...
Tags: Music, Ben Franklin, Valentine, New Music, Snail Mail, Lindsey Jordan, Josh Coll

14 Sequels That Truly Didn't Need To Happen

As Benjamin Franklin might have said, if he had witnessed the rise and continued growth of modern cinema, "Nothing is certain but death and taxes. And that most movies, if they make a reasonable profit, will get sequels whether they need one or not."Anachronistic Ben Franklin has it spot on. Hefty profits can magically transform the most standalone and self-contained movies into a trilogy, tetralogy, or worse. We have proof. Some of the films on this list are completely unnecessary -- they were ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Massachusetts, Africa, Tim Burton, Earth, Ben Franklin, John Goodman, Cameron Diaz, Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, Batgirl, Michael Caine, Skynet, George Clooney, Bruce Wayne

Other Ryan Reynolds Movies You Should Watch After Free Guy

2021 is the year of deja vu. It has conquered our airwaves; it has twisted our headlines; and it has massively entrenched itself in multiplexes, where last year's movies are current entertainment. A relief? Sure. Numbing? That too. It's hard to shake the sense that we've already seen everything that theaters have to offer, given that we got our first glimpses of "Black Widow" and "F9" more than a year a half ago. So, in this strange season, what does it take to renew a moviegoer's excitement? Ho...
Tags: Movies, Mississippi, Robert Downey Jr, Washington, Robin Williams, Wikipedia, Tim Burton, Tom Hanks, Ben Franklin, House, Broadway, Hugh Jackman, Pokemon, Leonardo Dicaprio, Jim Carrey, Trinity

Parenting Pointers: Overcoming Parent Guilt

Original post here If Ben Franklin were alive today, he probably would have changed one of his more famous quotes to say, “Nothing is certain except death, taxes, and mom guilt.”Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Reflecting on our great U.S. Constitution

  America today marks the 234th anniversary of when those hallowed halls in Philadelphia unleashed the Constitution onto the world.   Celebrating our Declaration of Independence is important, but it was the Constitution that gave form to the republican form of government that endures to this day. While it may not be at the heart of the political debate, the Constitution remains in our hearts and, especially, on our minds as we contemplate the challenges facing California and America. As such, we...
Tags: Opinion, Editorials

10 Things in Politics: These 13 experts fix DC's biggest crises

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:13 of the best crisis experts in politics and businessThe Education Department could launch civil-rights investigations into states banning mask mandatesRachel Maddow is staying at MSNBCWith Phil Rosen. Clockwise from left are, Judy Smith, founder of Smith & Company; Lanny Davis, cofounder of Davis Goldberg ...
Tags: Florida, National Weather Service, Rachel Maddow, Education, Congress, Washington Post, Cbs News, Politico, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Getty Images, Fbi

Three Ways to Identify Ethical Issues at Your Company

Ethics and values have to move across your organization. Today, all employees are considered Ethical Marketers, not just your marketing and PR professionals. They all have a responsibility to uphold ethics and values when they communicate on behalf of your company.   Ethics and values are not not just words on a plaque that hang on a company wall. Of course, once you’ve identified those ethics and values, it’s time to...
Tags: Media, Book, Social Media, Public Relations, Pr, Ethics, Ben Franklin, PR 2.0, FEEL Model, Ethical Conduct, Ethical Role Models, Ethical Marketers

Beat Yesterday

During what I call my “corporate period” I ran service and distribution centers for the North American part of a multinational. Every week, I tried to get out of my office and “carry the kit” for one of our salespeople. Chuck was my favorite. Chuck wasn’t just a great salesperson. He thought about his work and how he could do better. Chuck showed me the first “Beat Yesterday” book I ever saw. Chuck kept track of the things he wanted to improve. Every day, he decided what his challenge would be t...
Tags: Chuck, Leadership, Development, Ben Franklin, Productive, Sam, Reflection, Strength, Wal Mart, Marcus Aurelius, Sam Walton, Leadership Development, Weaknesses, Frederick the Great, Beat Yesterday, Practice Reflection

Walking (and Driving) Through History with Ben Franklin and Ryan Reynolds

This afternoon I fly home from Boston after a vacation in New England that was like a live Ken Burns documentary. Much of the time I listened to David McCullough’s audio book 1776. If I would have taken this trip at 16 (and paid attention) I would have done much better in my high school […]
Tags: Boston, Filmmaking, Ben Franklin, Ken Burns, Ryan Reynolds, New England, David McCullough, Screenwriting

America’s birthday was no picnic in the park

On July 4th, 1776 the Second Continental Congress took the radical step of declaring thirteen of King George III’s colonies independent of the mother country; from then on there was no going back. As Benjamin Franklin said, “We shall all hang together or we shall most certainly hang separately.” The story of American independence is so remarkable it still seems more fable than fact. Yet, while the actual history is complex, contradictory and often confusing, it still has the power to inspire and...
Tags: Opinion, Washington, Uncategorized, America, Sport, Soccer, Ben Franklin, New Jersey, Benjamin Franklin, Richard, Great Britain, Doug Mcintyre, George Washington, Capitol, Franklin, Epstein

‘America: The Motion Picture’ Red Band Trailer: The Wholly True and Certainly Not Inaccurate Story of the USA

We’re just a few days away from the Fourth of July, and what better way to celebrate the United States of America’s birthday than with a completely accurate almost documentary-like film that recreates, in painful detail, exactly how our founding fathers created this country? There’s a new red-band trailer and an opening day video for the new Netflix movie America: The Motion Picture, which feature those old familiar yarns that we all learned countless times in elementary school. You know, like ...
Tags: Usa, Comedy, Movies, America, Netflix, Ben Franklin, Archer, Paul Verhoeven, Thomas Edison, George Washington, United States of America, Abraham Lincoln, Ben, Paul Bunyan, Matt Thompson, Sam Adams

The Geek in Review Ep. 116 – Jennifer Leonard of Penn Law’s Future of the Profession Initiative

This week’s guest is Jennifer Leonard, Chief Innovation Officer at The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and the Executive Director of the Future of the Profession Initiative (FPI) at Penn Law. Jennifer joins us to talk about her work with FPI, the record $125M donation to Penn Law from the W.P. Carey Foundation, and the amazing Board of Advisors and people behind FPI. The multidisciplinary approach that FPI takes toward shaping the future of the practice brings together the wealth of ...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Podcast, UK, New York, Law, Washington, India, Softbank, Israel, Uncategorized, US, Bloomberg, Ben Franklin, New York Times, New Zealand

Vancouver Maritime Museum – Executive Director

For more than 60 years Vancouver Maritime Museum (VMM) has been sharing stories about maritime heritage in British Columbia and the Canadian Arctic that reflect a diverse range of voices. OrganizationFor more than 60 years Vancouver Maritime Museum (VMM) has been sharing stories about maritime heritage in British Columbia and the Canadian Arctic that reflect a diverse range of voices. Its mission is to be a centre for dialogue, research, expression, and experience regarding the maritime herit...
Tags: Art, Asia, Japan, Cook, Jobs, Toronto, Nasa, First Nations, Canada, Ben Franklin, Broadway, Finland, Football League, Vancouver, North America, Archives

Can skepticism and curiosity get along? Benjamin Franklin shows they can coexist

No matter the contemporary crisis trending on Twitter, from climate change to the US Senate filibuster, people who follow the news have little trouble finding a congenial source of reporting. The writers who worry about polarization, folks like Ezra Klein and Michael Lind, commonly observe the high levels of tribalism that attends journalism and consumption of it. The feat of being skeptical of the other side’s position while turning the same doubts on your own team is apparently in short supply...
Tags: Books, London, Featured, Religion, America, History, Ben Franklin, US Senate, Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin, Ezra Klein, Whitefield, Market Street, Franklin, George Whitefield, Court House

Why Schools Should Be the Center of a Green New Deal

One of the main things Terriq Thompson remembers about Benjamin Franklin High School, where he graduated in 2019, is that it was hot. In particular, he remembers his first day of his senior year. It was an unusually warm September, and that day, it was 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32.2 degrees Celsius) out. But inside, he…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Education, Time, Articles, Ben Franklin, Biden, Asbestos, Thompson, Earth Day, Sustainable Building, Franklin, Lawrence Brown, Green Retrofit, Baltimore City Public Schools, Benjamin Franklin High School

‘National Treasure’ TV Series Officially Happening at Disney+ With Director Mira Nair

Last year, producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed that a National Treasure TV series was in the works at Disney+. Now, we have word that it’s officially happening and that Mira Nair (Queen of Katwe) is set to direct. The series is not going to feature the continued adventures of Nicolas Cage’s Benjamin Franklin Gates, though. Instead, the series will follow “a twenty-year-old DREAMer” who goes on an adventure to uncover her mysterious family history while recovering treasure.  Deadline broke the...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Ben Franklin, Bruckheimer, Nicolas Cage, Marianne, Jerry-Bruckheimer, National Treasure, Katwe, Mira-Nair, Film to TV, Disney NOW, Benjamin Franklin Gates, Cormac Wibberley, Jess Morales

Stop Invoking 'The Founding Fathers' in Political Debates

Debates concerning contentious social and political issues are often supported by an annoying crutch, stemming back to the 18th century: invoking the Founding Fathers. It’s especially common when it comes to the intractable partisanship that now defines Congress.Read more...
Tags: Racism, United States, Ben Franklin, Lifehacks, Discrimination, Hatred, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin, Mike Rounds, Congress Read, Will Wilkinson, Constitution Of The United States, Noah Shusterman, Second Amendment To The United States Constitution, Nonwhites, 51st State

Check Out These Podcasts for Kids, Curated by Apple and Common Sense Media

Stumbling upon a new favorite podcast is like striking gold; it has to be the right combination of content that interests you, ads that aren’t too intrusive, and hosts who feel like friends. It’s nice when someone does the vetting for you, offering up ideas that align with your particular interests, and that’s what…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Podcast, Articles, Ted, Ben Franklin, Podcasting, Lifehacks, Conferences, Digital Audio, Mic Drop, Franklin, Sarah Perez, Common Sense Media, Entertainment Culture, Web Syndication, Appleco

The Man Book: Creating a Reservoir of Timeless Wisdom

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Friday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in June 2019. Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Dan Hickey.  Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. —Einstein In May of 2011, while scanning the Long Island Sound on the top deck of the Port Jefferson ferry, I had an epiphany. At ...
Tags: Google, Featured, Robin Williams, Life, Reagan, Ireland, Ben Franklin, Athletics, Bob, Jack, Frost, Einstein, Journaling, Craig, Aristotle, Thomas Jefferson

SCOTT GALLOWAY: I started buying stocks at age 13. More than 40 years later, I finally understand what investment really means.

Scott Galloway. Scott Galloway Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a 2018 blog post that he recently re-ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." It has been republished here with permission. In it, Galloway shares the story of how he started buying stocks at age 13 and the men who taught him how. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As the news keeps thrusting the CEO of Robinhood in my face, I have two thought...
Tags: Facebook, California, Oregon, America, Trends, Ben Franklin, Monaco, Berkeley, Morgan Stanley, Pacific, Mom, Reno, Dad, Ucla, Nyu, Ensenada

“Next Saturday night, we’re sending you back to the future”: A mise en scene analysis of a still from Back to the Future

In Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future (1985), one of the more iconic moments of the movie takes place about an hour into it when both Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doctor Brown (Christopher Lloyd) figure out how to “harness” the power of lightning to send Marty “back to the future.” Doc Brown says these last thrilling words in his living room one evening as he suddenly points directly at the camera, as if the audience in the movie are looking on from the future itself (as in a sense they a...
Tags: Movies, California, Ben Franklin, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Sherlock Holmes, Robert Zemeckis, Einstein, Eureka, Levi, Newton, Marty Mcfly, Tiffany, Marty, Fritz Lang, Doc

What Rhymes with Hamilton?

I can't begin to tell you how much I miss making musicals. It's like someone cut a leg off.The only way I can keep my sanity during the Great Pandemic is to write about musical theatre. If I can't direct musicals for awhile, at least I can still do research and lots of pondering. I spent last year creating some really fun musical theatre novelty books -- a horror anthology, a Christmas carol collection, a children's book (that's not just for kids), and a "civilian's guide." And it was only last...
Tags: New York, Washington, France, Theatre, America, Rap, Harvard, Britain, Hip-hop, Ben Franklin, Broadway, Jackson, Madison, Hamilton, Lin-manuel Miranda, Thomas Jefferson

The Capitol riot and its aftermath makes the case for tech regulation more urgent, but no simpler

Last week and throughout the weekend, technology companies took the historic step of deplatforming the president of the United States in the wake of a riot in which the US Capitol was stormed by a collection of white nationalists, QAnon supporters, and right wing activists. The decision to remove Donald Trump, his fundraising and moneymaking apparatus, and a large portion of his supporters from their digital homes because of their incitements to violence in the nation’s Capitol on January 6th an...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Europe, Congress, US, America, Tech, Eu, United States, Ben Franklin, Commission, Bloomberg Businessweek, Prince, Biden, Cloudflare

Warren Buffett advised graduates to read, polish their communication skills, and find a job they love in a virtual address. Here are the 11 best quotes.

Warren Buffett University of Nebraska-Lincoln Warren Buffett advises young people to read extensively, work on their communication skills, and strive for a job they will be excited to do each day.The investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO offered the guidance as part of a virtual commencement address on Saturday to students graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln - his alma mater.Here are the 11 best quotes.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Warren Buffett's advice t...
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Warren Buffett advised graduates to read, learn to express themselves, and find a job they love in a virtual address on Saturday. Here are the 11 best quotes.

Warren Buffett University of Nebraska-Lincoln Warren Buffett advises young people to read extensively, work on their communication skills, and strive for a job they will be excited to do each day.The investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO offered the guidance as part of a virtual commencement address on Saturday to students graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln - his alma mater.Here are the 11 best quotes.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Warren Buffett's advice t...
Tags: Trends, United States, Ben Franklin, Nebraska, Warren Buffett, Buffett, Don, Howard, University of Nebraska Lincoln, University of Nebraska, Leila, Berkshire Hathaway CEO, Barbara Ann Bernard, Theron Mohamed, Brian Barish

How We Travel with a Cat in Our Tiny 17′ Casita Travel Trailer

Everyone told us we were crazy to try to travel with a cat in our tiny, 17′ Casita travel trailer. Dogs? Dogs are easy. But, cats are a different animal altogether — literally. (There’s a reason I put together an entire guide to traveling with a cat in a car long-distance.) Of all the things we had to learn with our new RV, figuring out how to safely travel with Lizzi the Travel Cat was the most stressful. After an eight-week, break-in road trip from Oklahoma to New England and back again, we...
Tags: Features, Ben Franklin, Oklahoma, New England, Petsmart, Don, Kelsey, Culligan, Casita, Amazon Last, RV travel, Amazon Product Advertising API, Lizzi, Casita Travel Trailer, Casita Cat, IRIS USA Medium Top Entry Cat Litter Box

Mayor’s Statement on Shooting in ‘Gun-Free’ Mall the Definition of Insanity

Mayor’s Statement on Shooting in ‘Gun-Free’ Mall the Definition of Insanity, iStock-490657417 U.S.A. – -( “Guns have no place in shopping malls or other places in which crowds of people gather. Mayfair has a strict no-gun policy,” Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis R. McBride declared Saturday in a statement about Friday’s Mayfair Mall shootings when eight people were injured. “If the shooter had complied with that policy, no one would have been hurt yesterday.” If only violent criminals w...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Guns, Virginia, Alabama, Ben Franklin, Brookfield, Mayfair, Resistance, McBride, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wauwatosa, David Codrea, James Sensenbrenner, Riverchase Galleria, Gun Rights News