UFC on Fox 15: Paige VanZant Makes the Most of Her Time in Prime Time

We said—and I include myself here—that she didn't deserve the things she was getting. We said she received too much, too soon. She landed an exclusive Reebok deal before the champion in her division. She was lauded by Dana White and promoted and put on Fox network television, the largest platform available to the UFC. She received all of this, we said, because of her looks. Because, as White said, she has "it." Perhaps that's true. Perhaps she was signed by Reebok and put on Fox and pushed Read more [...]

Video in South Carolina police shooting makes building a defense that much harder

Unlike other videos in the last year that have shown a law officer shooting an unarmed suspect, the shaky smartphone footage that went viral this week leaves little to the imagination. And that, legal experts say, will leave attorneys for Michael T. Slager to build their defense on what…
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Lady Gaga Makes Rounds in Manhattan

Making the most of her hometown visit, Lady Gaga stepped out onto the streets of New York City on Monday morning (February 16). Mother Monster wore a dark brown wig and a super-fuzzy purple winter coat as she braved the chilly conditions and waved to her loyal fans. Coming up this weekend, Gaga will be back on the West Coast to prepare for her big performance on the 2015 Oscars. Producer Craig Zadan declared, “Lady Gaga is a once-in-a-lifetime artist whose musical evolution keeps growing. We Read more [...]

Art makes kids smart

A big part of our work at the Honolulu Museum of Art revolves around the premise that art makes kids smart. Studies show that visits to art museums and participation in arts education programs help children develop critical thinking skills, greater empathy, and other tools they need to succeed in a fast-paced complex world. Students are more likely to become regular museum visitors when they take part in fun, memorable school tours that help them to question, problem-solve, and engage with the artwork Read more [...]

Retirement: 5 Ways Money Makes Money

Saving for retirement is hard work, especially starting out. It's no picnic to sock money away you might spend instead. But you have to do it, and the earlier the better. Getting started with retirement saving and investing is common sense, but the really important part is starting early. Why? Because time is money. [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Taylor Swift Makes Rounds in Manhattan

Rounding out the week with a few errands, Taylor Swift showed up outside her New York City apartment on Friday morning (December 19). The “I Knew You Were Trouble” hitmaker was snazzy in a maroon beret with a plaid jacket, grey trousers and ankle boots as she carried her designer handbag past the paparazzi. And while she certainly ruffled some feathers with her Spotify separation earlier this fall, Taylor told The Hollywood Reporter that many of her fellow artists were excited about the decision. Read more [...]

Epic Iron Bowl Makes Nick Saban’s Hire of Lane Kiffin Look Like Stroke of Genius

"Is this what we want football to be?" That question was posed by Alabama head coach Nick Saban in 2012, when he was asked about the rise in popularity of no-huddle offenses in college football according to Andrew Gribble of AL.com. Well, Nick, Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin sure does.  A lightning rod for controversy, Saban's decision to hire Kiffin established the duo as college football's odd couple. It wasn't just a shock to the college football world outside Read more [...]