The trade-off: Freedom and authority

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The Bangkok Post

Freedom is a funny thing. In excess, it leads to complacency and devaluation. In scarcity, it brings about urgency and desperation. Put this way, nowhere is freedom more taxed and toyed with than in the United States of America, a country that has so much going for it and yet is so conflicted within. When the most powerful nation on earth cannot make the most of so much freedom, its rival and the second-strongest state in the World — namely China — stands to gain by offering less freedom and more authority with order and stability. The current case in point between the US and China’s contrasti… Read More “The trade-off: Freedom and authority”

Interview: Being in Hong Kong inspires me creatively, says singer-songwriter-producer Cehryl

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Hong Kong Free Press

Multi-talented singer-songwriter-producer Cehryl is set to appear with a full band at Clockenflap’s day-long mini-festival in the heart of the city this Saturday. The Hong Kong-born singer holds a unique place in the local music scene with her dreamy, reflective, genre-bending beats. The 25-year-old moved back home in 2019 after studying music and performing in the US. Following the recent release of her album Time Machine, HKFP catches up with Cehryl about performing in the Covid era, and whether Hong Kong is still a hospitable place for young creatives. Your tours were halted due to Covid – … Read More “Interview: Being in Hong Kong inspires me creatively, says singer-songwriter-producer Cehryl”

Model Elsa Hosk Reported For Sharing ‘Child Pornography,’ New Mom Defends Posting Nude Photo With Baby Girl

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Radar Online

Elsa Hosk has just come out in fierce defense of herself and a photo she posted of her baby girl that one Instagram user reported for what they felt was “child pornography.” On Tuesday, the 32-year-old Swedish model – a former Victoria’s Secret Angel who’s worked with Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Guess, and more – shared three pictures of her and her infant, both nude. In the first image, Hosk was seen standing at a large window inside a hotel room, facing a beautiful cityscape while holding 7-month-old Tuulikki Joan Daly in her left arm. The next image showed the mother-daughter duo sitting on the … Read More “Model Elsa Hosk Reported For Sharing ‘Child Pornography,’ New Mom Defends Posting Nude Photo With Baby Girl”

The Break Presents – Monaleo

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XXL Mag

There’s a positive side to releasing music to the internet on a whim. That first wave of support can start a surging career, as is the case for Houston rapper Monaleo. The 20-year-old artist kicked in hip-hop’s door with the viral song “Beating Down Yo Block” earlier this year. “I don’t fuck with bitches, we not friends and we not pals/Beating down yo’ block, taking niggas from they gals,” she raps. Monaleo didn’t set out to be a rapper; she grew up singing at church and in her school choir, but dropped her first verse at the urging of her younger brother, a rapper named Yung Rampage. She took… Read More “The Break Presents – Monaleo”

Study: Men Fart More on a Plant-Based Diet

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InsideHook

By Tanner Garrity According to a new study published in the journal Nutrients, men fart an average of seven more times per day while observing a plant-based diet. On the surface, the report seems like a rare demerit for the voguish diet, which has received consistent praise from nutritionists and researchers. “Going plant-based,” after all, has been linked to a reduced risk of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and heart disease, as well as trimmer waistlines, a boost in athletic performance, sharpened day-to-day focus, better sleep and even increased libido. Those who decry the lifestyle (usually … Read More “Study: Men Fart More on a Plant-Based Diet”

Remote work goes ‘luxury’, but many may be left out

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AFP

Washington (AFP) – Virtual reality meetings, $7,000 all-in-one kits and digital hot desking: Big Tech is rolling out premium tools as the work-from-home era looks set to last well beyond the pandemic. But experts warn that while top-of-the-line features may benefit privileged Americans, millions of others can barely access remote work tools already available. Facebook has unveiled online “workrooms” for users of its Oculus virtual reality gear, and Google showed off interactive conferencing displays, declaring the “hybrid” mix of in-person and remote work is here to stay. Yet outside of Silico… Read More “Remote work goes ‘luxury’, but many may be left out”

‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian Norm Macdonald dead at 61 after battle with cancer

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New York Daily News

Norm Macdonald, the longtime “Saturday Night Live” funnyman known best as the host of “Weekend Update,” died Tuesday. He was 61. Macdonald succumbed to a nine-year cancer battle that he kept private, his management team told Deadline. “He was most proud of his comedy,” producing partner Lori Jo Hoekstra told the outlet. “He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.’ He certainly never pandered. Norm will be missed terribly.” Macdonald sta… Read More “‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian Norm Macdonald dead at 61 after battle with cancer”

The Hottest Way to Wear Your Baseball Cap? Backwards.

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InsideHook

By Logan Mahan If you ever want to know the menswear styles the general public is currently thirsting over, just consult TikTok. Similar to the5-inch inseam short craze that took over the video-sharing app in the summer of 2020, TikTok users are now getting all hot and bothered over men sporting another simple, unpretentious piece of garb: the backwards baseball cap. In a recent viral trend, users are sharing videos of their boyfriends and husbands in baseball caps backed by the popular TikTok sound called “I like you have a cupcakke,” which is used to share a user’s personal preferences. The … Read More “The Hottest Way to Wear Your Baseball Cap? Backwards.”

TEST YOURSELF: Reality check

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The Bangkok Post

Bangkokians weigh in on returning to ‘normal’ Test Yourself is where you can improve your reading skills. Whether it’s for tests like University Entrance Exams or IELTS and TOEFL, or even just for fun, these stories help you to read, understand and improve your English. You can download a PDF and audio for this story below. Read the following story by Eric E Surbano from Bangkok Post’s Guru Magazine. Then, answer the questions that follow. Bangkok’s malls are busy again. The streets are lined with traffic. There seems to be more people (and motorcycles) on the pavements. But is the reopening a… Read More “TEST YOURSELF: Reality check”

Prison for Nicki Minaj’s sex offender husband threatens her family dreams

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The Mercury News

Nicki Minaj, one of the most acclaimed and best-selling female rappers of all time, had a game plan for her life, and it involved having a husband and at least one baby, possibly two, by the time she released her fifth studio album. Minaj married the husband, Kenneth “Zoo” Petty, in 2019, after first dating him as a teenager. The “Super Bass” singer also had her first baby in October 2020, and this summer, she tweeted that she’s working on her fifth album. But Minaj, 38, might have to tear up her game plan now that Petty is facing up to 10 years in prison for his failure to register as a sex o… Read More “Prison for Nicki Minaj’s sex offender husband threatens her family dreams”