Drag queens pose on covered bridges. Puppies learn to swim. Metal heads cuddle with kittens. Polish witches wave incense sticks. advertisement advertisement This is just a sampling of scenes from the best photo essays of 2014. It was hard to choose only 24–runners-up included shots of New York’s extremely well-dressed dogs and very hip, very bearded Sikhs. These photographs are eye candy, but also so much more: They give you an intimate look at characters you might never otherwise encounter (the biker chicks of Marrakesh), and reveal lifestyles you might not otherwise have known existed (and may wish to remain ignorant of, in the case of the Purity Ball movement in America’s Bible Belt). Some illustrate contemporary social and political issues, while a few just put original spins on the Internet’s bread and butter–cute animal photos. What these photo essays have in common, and what makes them so powerful, is that they all tell stories. None are … [Read more...] about The 24 Best Photo Essays Of 2014
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Even though recreational marijuana is now legal in multiple U.S. states, starting a dispensary is incredibly difficult. Most banks still won’t work with marijuana-related businesses, and the paperwork required to start a shop is onerous, to say the least. advertisement advertisement Now a company called Medbox is making a business of dealing with the bureaucratic and design work required to start a dispensary–and then partnering with others to open them. Medbox is, in other words, something of a marijuana dispensary factory, churning out custom-made storefronts for anyone interested in getting in on the weed revolution (and with retail cannabis sales expected to rise from at least $2.2 in 2014 to up to $8.2 billion in 2018, it really is a revolution). The company’s latest dispensary: Stem, a 3,000-square-foot storefront in Portland, Oregon, where recreational marijuana is newly legal. Medbox, which is now led by Guy Marsala, a former Army captain who has … [Read more...] about Attention, Marijuana Entrepreneurs: This Company Will Launch Your Dispensary For You
Mutual fund schemes witnessed a steady inflow in August even as the broader market sentiment remained sombre amid concerns over the macro-environment and earnings revival.Total assets under management (AUM) of the mutual fund industry increased by 3.8 percent month-on-month (MoM) to Rs25,50,000 crore, mainly led by inflows in liquid and equity-oriented schemes.Inflows in equity schemes, including ELSS and arbitrage, went up from Rs 14,000 crore in July to Rs 15,100 crore in August, the highest since February 2018, led by a decline in redemptions (down 26 percent MoM at Rs 12,000 crore), even as gross sales were down 10 percent MoM to Rs 27,100 crore, said a recent report from Motilal Oswal FinancialServices.Close Highest net buying on MoM basis was witnessed in Eicher Motors, followed by Yes Bank, Adani Ports, UltraTech Cement and Reliance Industries, in that order. related news Brokerages bullish on ICICI Bank, see 20% further upside despite rallying 44% in last 9 months … [Read more...] about Top 17 Nifty stocks in which MF schemes have over 2% exposure; should you buy?
Eva Orner didn’t set out to make a #MeToo movie. But by the time she finished shooting Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator, which comes out on Netflix today, that’s what it had become. advertisement advertisement “I already thought it was a very timely, interesting, relevant story that people would want to watch,” the Oscar- and Emmy-winning director says, over the phone. “And then after #MeToo broke, right in the middle of production, it was like, ‘Whoa, this has now become a different beast.’ It was the same story and I didn’t change the way we told it. But to me, it’s now a cautionary tale of how men got away with it.” Bikram is a harrowing look at the man who introduced the eponymous, wildly popular style of yoga. Contrary to the appearance of the bendy discipline as a soothing balm of self-care, the film depicts how founder Bikram Choudhury created a hostile environment in his studios, rife with sexual abuse, and … [Read more...] about Netflix’s documentary ‘Bikram’ sheds light on how #MeToo men get away with it
Oxford Dictionaries defines its official Word of the Year, post-truth, as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” This month, we will briefly highlight each day a major moment from 2016 that most exemplifies the concept of post-truth. Many of these moments will, inevitably, pertain to our president-elect. advertisement As 48.2% of the electorate spent the month of November mourning the prospects for the environment, their right to free speech, and their ability to express their beliefs without fear of violence from official state actors following the election of Donald Trump, the “water protectors” at Standing Rock who gathered to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline were already engaged in a struggle based around all of those things in the administration of his predecessor. The protests at Standing Rock, which began in April, took on an … [Read more...] about The Year In Post-Truth, Day Four: Conflicting Stories at Standing Rock