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10 Items From WXYZ Jewelry That Are Going On My Holiday Wish List

It turns out that that amazing white leather-and-gold crown Beyoncé wears in the “7/11″ video is WXYZ Jewelry, a boutique jewelry design site with pieces sold in just a few brick-and-mortar stores (Bergdorf Goodman and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, to give you a taste). Their geometric jewelry is insanely stylish and I WANT IT ALL! Here are just a few of their extraordinary pieces…

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How To Pick A Great Gift: A Guide For People Who Are Not So Good At Reading Others

You know that phrase, “It’s the thought that counts”? I feel like we’ve gotten away from it a little. It’s used ironically so often now — like, you got a bad gift, but hey, at least the person thought to give you a gift, right? Nah, nah, nah. Let’s stop that.

It really is the thought that counts. Giving a gift is a way of conveying to a person that you know them, you know what they’re passionate about, you know their priorities, you know how they want to present themselves to the world. It’s a way of facilitating their goals, and their self-expression. It’s a way of telling them that you value them, and what about them you value. Keep reading »

“Game Of Thrones” Hates Us And Is Toying With Us

What is this shit, guys. What. Is. This. Shit.

A ten-second trailer? Ten seconds? Keep reading »

Jian Ghomeshi Has Been Charged With Four Counts Of Sexual Assault

  • Jian Ghomeshi has been charged and arrested on four counts of sexual assault. [Huffington Post]
  • Mike Brown’s parents have called Darren Wilson’s testimony “crazy.” [Daily Dot]
  • Independent Black-owned businesses are supporting #BlackoutFriday, a campaign for Black Americans to not shop on Black Friday in order to exercise their economic power. [Afrobella] Keep reading »

Read And Watch DeRay McKesson’s Tweets And Vines To See How Police Are Treating Peaceful Protest In Saint Louis

Today, peaceful protesters — the protesters people have been calling for after a night of looting, burning, and destruction following the no-indictment decision for Darren Wilson on Monday — gathered in Saint Louis, Missouri to demonstrate in the city’s downtown area. DeRay McKesson, a Ferguson protester who has been particularly active on Twitter over the last three months, documented the demonstration.

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Of Course Cory Booker Is Going Vegan

Of course American Superhero Cory Booker is going vegan for the holidays. Cory Booker is out to save every life — human or otherwise — on the planet. I’m pretty sure that if you get a paper cut, all you have to do is tweet at Cory Booker and he’ll come out to put a Band-Aid on it for you. So the question isn’t, “Why is Cory Booker going vegan?” The question is, “Oh, Cory Booker wasn’t vegan already?”

I kid a little, but seriously, consider what he has to say about it, per The Daily Beast: Keep reading »

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