An Insane Amount of Models: Fyrestock, More Real Than Fyre Fest

One of the biggest scandals of 2017 was the Instagram-fueled, millennial-funded scam known as the Fyre Fest, a planned music festival on Exuma island in the Bahamas. Noted for its slick marketing that many relied upon Instagram influencers to push a “vision” of a festival that was nowhere near expectations, Fyre Fest was an utter disaster for attendees who found no music acts, few accommodations, and a lot of hard realizations that they were scammed out of thousands of dollars. Image via Ibrahi...
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Burning Man nixes 'Fyre Festival-style' camp that charged up to $100,000

Burning Man, the annual weeklong arts and culture event in the Black Rock desert of Nevada, prides itself on the principle of "radical inclusion." But that may no longer apply to exclusive camps for wealthy attendees that offer luxury amenities while fouling up the environment. In a blog post this weekend titled "Cultural Course Correcting," Burning Man CEO Marian Goodell revealed a number of changes to ticket sales and camp placement for Burning Man 2019, to be held in August, that were widely ...
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E-commerce startup Zilingo raises $226M to digitize Asia’s fashion supply chain

If you’re looking for the next unicorn in Southeast Asia, Zilingo might just be it. The 3.5-year-old e-commerce company announced today that it has raised a Series D round worth $226 million to go after the opportunity to digitize Asia’s fashion supply chain. This new round takes Zilingo to $308 million from investors since its 2015 launch. The Series D is provided by existing investors Sequoia India, Singapore sovereign fund Temasek, Germany’s Burda and Sofina, a European backer of Flipka...
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Chris Pratt Responds to Ellen Page Saying His Church Is ‘Anti-LGBTQ’

After Ellen Page called his church “infamously anti-LGBTQ” in a tweet last week, Chris Pratt has responded by saying “nothing could be further from the truth.” Pratt posted a response on his Instagram story on Monday, defending the Hillsong Church, which he attends, by saying it was supportive of him during his divorce from Anna […]
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Who Needs a Gender-Reveal Cake When You Can Have Elaborate Gender-Reveal Nails?

Going all out for gender reveals has become the norm, and people are constantly trying to find ways to get creative. We've seen a whole lot of cakes, but not once have we seen a candle-topped cake as part of a manicure - until now. A viral video of these gender-reveal nails is making the rounds on Instagram after a nail artist named Marsha from Trend Setters Hair Studio in Cincinnati posted her eye-catching handiwork. "My coworker Sherice is expecting her second child. She wanted me to do some ...
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Chris Pratt Slams Ellen Pages Claim That His Church Is Anti-LGBTQ

Chris Pratt is setting the record straight on his beliefs. The Guardians of the Galaxy actor took to Instagram on Monday, February 11, to defend his church after Ellen Page claimed it is against the LGBTQ community. Celebrity Feuds: The Biggest Ever! “It has recently been suggested that i belong to a church which ‘hates people’ and is ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ,’” Pratt, 39, wrote in a lengthy Instagram Story post. “Nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a church that opens the...
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T.I. Calls for 3 Month Boycott of GUCCI After Blackface Backlash…

Clifford ‘T.I.’ Harris is NOT happy about Gucci’s recent blackface controversy and the subsequent apology that followed. [READ: WTF?!? Gucci Issues Public Apology for ‘Blackface’ Sweater…] The popular European fashion house was quick to remove the controversial sweater from shelves and apologized publicly for their blackface-esque blunder, but many are not so quick to forgive and forget and T.I, Soulja Boy and more wants to make sure they feel it in their bottom line. Details below… (more…) ...
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Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings

I went to the Getty on the closing day of the exhibition Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, which I had been meaning to see since it opened. That I waited until the last possible moment to see something I had wanted to see for months says something about where I am right now.I became aware of Sally Mann through Immediate Family (1992), the photographs of her children that first shone a spotlight on Mann and her work. Soon after, I happened upon the documentary What Remains: The Life and Work of S...
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Facebook and Twitter are following in Apple’s footsteps by hiding some of their most important numbers. Here’s why investors should be concerned (AAPL, TWTR, FB)

Apple, Facebook, and Twitter each announced recently that they would stop disclosing some important data to investors. Each said other figures better depict the health of their business. But when companies cease reporting certain figures, it's often a sign those particular results are starting to deteriorate. Apple is a case in point; immediately after it announced it would no longer report the number of iPhones it sells, its smartphone sales started to drop. It's usually not a good sign when...
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Manny Machado riles up Internet with now-deleted Instagram post with White Sox baby shoes

Manny Machado riles up Internet with now-deleted Instagram post with White Sox baby shoes originally appeared on The waiting game continues for the two biggest names on MLB's free agent market. And just like Bryce Harper trying to foreshadow his future team, Manny Machado sent the internet into a frenzy with a post to his Instagram story. The image was grabbed by @Cut4 before the photo was deleted less than two hours after posting.
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The WPA's horseback librarians

During the 1930s, the WPA sponsored horseback librarians -- all women -- to visit rural Americans, bringing them books; the librarians were only allowed to make deliveries in counties that had existing libraries, so schools and other institutions donated materials to establish libraries that would make their counties eligible. The program ran until 1943, and, as with many WPA programs, it was lavishly documented by talented photographers, as a reminder to all of us in their future that Amer...
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Nordic Nation: The Finding Your Voice Episode with Sweden’s Sebastian Samuelsson

Putting yourself in another’s shoes – or ski-boots —  is an age-old tenant. But it would be truly hard to imagine being twenty-one years old and thrust into the biathlon world spotlight. At least year’s Olympics in PyeongChang, Swedish biathlete Sabastian Samuelsson literally arrived on the scene in his canary yellow race suit — he won a silver in the pursuit and gold as a member of Sweden’s men’s relay team. During his post-race press conferences, his condor was appreciated as was his down ...
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Justin Theroux Wishes Fierce Ex Jennifer Aniston a Happy 50th Birthday

Nothing but love! Justin Theroux didn’t miss the opportunity to honor his ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston, in a heartfelt Instagram post for her 50th birthday on Monday, February 11. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux: The Way They Were Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. Mark Davis/Getty Images The Leftovers actor, 47, took to Instagram to pen a sweet message to his former love alongside a picture of the Friends alum showing off her buff arms. “Happy Birthday to this fierce Wom...
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Bethenny Frankel Shows Off Valentine’s Gift: ‘Love Is in the Air’

Valentine’s Day came early for Bethenny Frankel and daughter Bryn. The Real Housewives of New York City star posted an Instagram photo and a video of the rose bouquets she and her 8-year-old received for Valentine’s Day, writing, “Love is in the air.” Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2019 “Peanut!” Frankel, 48, says in an Instagram Stories video, which also shows envelopes addressed to “B” and to Bryn. “Those are the most beautiful flowers I’ve ever seen!” Bethenny Frankel posts her Val...
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13 Valentine's Day Nail-Art Ideas That Are Chic, Not Cheesy

As one of the breakout nail trends of 2019, tiny red or pink hearts make for a fun manicure any time of year, not just around the second week of February. But if you're wearing hearts from January to December, how are you going to make your mani feel different for Valentine's Day? Well, we've got a few ideas.Our favorite manicures of the moment are loosely inspired by Cupid, flowers, and all things love. But just like your favorite poppy-red crewneck sweater, these nail looks are timeless and a...
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Aaron Ramsey posts emotional message to Arsenal fans following confirmation of Juventus move

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has this evening taken to Instagram to post a message to the Gunners’ faithful, following news of his move to Italian champions Juventus at the end of the season being made official. Arsenal exit confirmed Welsh international Ramsey has been on the books of Arsenal for over a decade now, having made the move to North London from Cardiff in 2008. And the 28-year-old has since gone on to rack up over 250 appearances in the Gunners’ colours, establishing himself as...
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Ariana Grande Trolls Herself Over Tattoo Fails, Hockey Puck Mishaps

Back before Ariana Grande was boycotting the Grammys and messing up tattoos, it was her propensity for being hit by hockey pucks that made headlines. Celebrities’ Craziest Tattoos On Sunday, February 10, the 25-year-old shared a scan of a 1998 South Florida Insider article about her via Instagram. “Boca kid gets a puck and ice: 5-year-old fine after being struck second time,” the newspaper read. “Started from the bottom now we here,” a self-deprecating Grande captioned the Instagram ...
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David Foster Says He Won the Lottery With Katharine McPhee Ahead of Wedding

Courtesy David Foster/Instagram Bursting with love! David Foster and Katharine McPhee gushed over one another while spending the weekend apart. Katharine McPhee and David Foster’s Cutest Quotes About Their Relationship The American Idol alum, 34, shared a sweet selfie showing off her diamond engagement ring. “Far away from each other but still can’t wait to marry you @davidfoster,” she wrote on her Instagram Story on Sunday, February 10. The feeling was clearly mutual, with the ...
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iPhone Anomaly

Look what Ned Bunnell found...very interesting. I won't give away the game because you should look at the first picture and see what you notice. Ned explains everything in the post at Instagram. After wrestling with film and darkroom work for decades, I always had a strange affection for anomalies. I'd notice things that were often invisible to other people, like signs of bromide drag in exhibited prints. And like Ansel with his "black sun," I actually made a few pictures that featured technical...
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The Light!

There was just incredible light on Sunday. I think Winter can have the best light of the year. A look at Ile de la Cité from the Post des Arts. Look at the blue sky! I love this little park and especially the benches shaped like open books. The fabulous Institute de France. A closer look at its dome. After crossing the Seine, we were in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum with its famous pyramid. My favorite view of the pyramid which I’ve taken a photo of...
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Social Ad Spending Report – What You Need to Know

Whether you are still finalizing your social media strategy or hitting the ground running with execution this year, we’ve compiled the following few social media ad spending trends to help guide and inform your social advertising spending in 2019. Social Media Ad Spending Predicted to Grow By 19% in 2019 According to eMarketer’s US Social Trends for 2019, Social Ad Spending is predicted to increase by 19% in 2019, an estimated total of $37B in ad spend. To put this into perspective, eMarket...
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Seattle’s under a snowy mantle on Monday

Seattle is now in its snowiest February on record, and more is in the forecast.
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I picked up this up from a local vintage store: the annual publication by Baltimore’s Left Bank Jazz Society, covering the years 1975-76. The Society was formed in the mid-1960s to promote jazz culture and events in the city and best as I can tell, they published a yearbook through most of their first 15 years. What I’ve included for you all to check out is a PDF of some of the pages within: photos, articles and my personal favorite: the ads.
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One photographer’s quest to photograph the rarest cat in Africa – the Black Panther

The black panther has been one of the most iconic creatures the world has ever known. They have such beauty and power, yet are extremely rare to find in the natural world. There had been rumours that at least one was living in the Laikipia region of Kenya, but without any high-quality footage or photographs, […] The post One photographer’s quest to photograph the rarest cat in Africa – the Black Panther appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Writing Update 2019 week 6

So much happened this past week! I doubled-down on FB ads, finished first-draft editing the Ruin War series, reworked the book 1 blurb with lots of peer input, calculated readthrough for the Last Mayor series and polled my fans with 120 detailed responses now and counting. All that plus I networked twice – at First Monday Crime and my Indie Marketing group. Phew! Here are links to the key developments: Success with Facebook ads? (new versions yet to debut) Mr. Ruin reworked blurb. (new version a...
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How to Make Small Talk, Manage Your Business Finances, Drive Retail Growth and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

20 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Using Content Intelligence Marketers are increasingly turning to content intelligence (CI) to help them create  better content marketing strategies, predicting audience behavior, and more. According to Spiralytics, CI is “Essentially, anything that helps content marketers automate processes and optimize data from releasing content falls under content intelligence. The framework is possible with the right tools that aid in conte...
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Free 8×10 Photo Print From CVS Stores

Free 8×10 Photo Print From CVS Stores The link may not work on mobile browsers unless you click “request desktop site” in your mobile browser’s menu. Create or login to your account, upload a photo, and use the following code to make an 8×10 glossy print free: VALENTINE You can pick it up in any […]
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How a blind veteran has found consolation in landscape photography

Photography can help you make it through difficult periods of your life. And in his series Focus on Mental Health, photographer David Dixon meets photographers who have inspiring and encouraging stories to tell. One of them is Chris Nowell, the only registered blind landscape photographer in the Peak District, U.K. And in this video, Chris […] The post How a blind veteran has found consolation in landscape photography appeared first on DIY Photography.
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My Video & Lighting Setup for 2019

In this video, I answer a subscribers question about my video and lighting setup. Here you will be able to see the equipment I’m using to film and light my YouTube videos as of 2019. Subscribe Transcription was done by which means it’s an AI generated transcript. The transcript may contain spelling, grammar , and other errors, and is not a substitute for watching the video. If you’re wondering how I get the light to look like this in my videos, then you’re watching the right...
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