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May 31, 2019

"YOU'RE OBVIOUSLY IN THE WRONG PLACE." — Virgil Abloh

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His neon sign* from a 2016 Off-White runway show is in his upcoming show, "Figures of Speech," opening June 10 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

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Above, Abloh on the museum's steps.

*A line Beverly Hills saleswomen used when Julia Roberts entered their store — in her stripper boots — in "Pretty Woman")

May 31, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Experts' Expert: Trish Hall on how to get every email returned

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Hall was the Op-Ed editor of the New York Times for nearly five years.

Below, five keys to hearing back from peeps you email, as detailed in her May 25, 2019 New York Times essay.

• Tell the truth

• Be quick about it

• Just ask

• Know your audience (that means listening)

• Banish jargon

Her book, "Writing to Persuade: How to Bring People Over to Your Side,"

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is forthcoming.

May 31, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Global Egyptian Museum

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From the website:

At a rough estimate, over 2 million objects from ancient Egypt are kept in about 850 public collections, dispersed over 69 countries around the world.

This website aims to collect them into a global virtual museum which can be visited at any time from any place.

The Global Egyptian Museum is a long-term project, carried out under the aegis of the International Committee for Egyptology (CIPEG).

The Basic Mode, currently showcasing 1340 highlights, is geared to the interested public.

glossary of more than 400 items explains Egyptian terms and themes.

Many objects are provided with audio comments and 3D movies.

The Advanced Mode, equipped with a powerful search and data entry engine, opens up the full database — presently 14975 objects — to professionals and amateurs.

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Fair warning: there goes the day.

May 31, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Average credit score in every state

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"Data from Experian shows the average VantageScore (range 300-850) in each state as of 2018."

[via the Huffington Post]

May 31, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Attn: Tam Donovan's daughter — this post is for you

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Last week Tam commented on my May 25, 2019 MagSafe post; she wrote:

I hate to be a skeptic killjoy.

It's an interesting idea, and I almost bought it, since my daughter smashed her new Mac to the ground last year, resulting in a $600 screen repair.

But looking closer at their graphic, the guy is tripping near the outlet.

I'm not convinced it would actually work if the fall happens closer to the computer.

A tug on the cord at a point closer to the computer might still cause it to pull off the bed.

I emailed Tam back: "Excellent point."

Well.

I knew I could do better: you expect nothing but my very best.

I had my Crack Research Team©® drop everything in order to find something that will prevent Tam's daughter from an encore performance.

After pulling a collective all-nighter, they greeted me the next morning with their findings, summarized below.

From SnapNator:

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Pictured up top are their solutions, which cost $29.99-$49.99.

Tam's daughter: I'm thinking one of them will work for you.

If not, let me know, and I'll send my CRT©® back down the rabbit hole to search anew.

May 31, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

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