Summary of “Interview Magazine”

I’ll think of certain people when I’m writing certain types of jokes.
At the end of the day, the music isn’t for me; it’s for people who are going through their struggles and want to relate to someone who feels the same way they do.
The more people I meet, the more cultures I start to embrace, the more people I open myself up to-it’s a growing process I’m excited about.
The best thing I did was go back to the city of Compton, to touch the people who I grew up with and tell them the stories of the people I met around the world.
Mos is of the belief that a person with a platform has a responsibility to other people.
I think some people can make conscious records, and some people can make booty records, and other people can make whatever the fuck they want records.
You know what I’m saying? The more and more I get out and talk to different people, I realize they appreciate that-me being unapologetic in whatever views and approach I have.
There are so many people pulling at me at one time-some want the business, some want my love, some just want my support, just to be there or to acknowledge them the same way I used to.

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Summary of “Why using Airplane mode is an immensely powerful productivity hack that can level up your life”

Airplane mode is a feature that is baked into every device you have, designed to do nothing more than cut you off from the outside world, in the best possible way.
I want to talk about why you need to put your phone on Airplane mode at the right time, for the right reason, because if you can do that, you are going to level up the quality of your life in a major way.
Most of the time, we use Airplane mode out of respect to others.
We’ll put our phones on Airplane mode in meetings, at events, in a movie theatre etc.
We very rarely use Airplane mode out of respect to ourselves.
Start using Airplane mode to block yourself out from the distractions and news and endless, churning cycle of crap that our smartphones have us tuned into.
My phone stays on Airplane mode for that period, and I’m cut off from the endless stream of New Shit that comes down the pipeline constantly.
Airplane mode is a key to this, and I really, really want you to give it a shot.

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Summary of “How to Fit Two Weeks’ Worth of Clothes in a Carry-On and Other Travel Tips”

You can always avoid checking your carry-on, even on a full flight.
How to fit two weeks’ worth of clothing in a carry-on.
Using them I can usually get two weeks’ worth of clothes to fit in a carry-on bag.
A two-point plan for scoring the best flight deals every time.
If there’s a place I haven’t been, I allow them to dictate where I travel next-like when I went to Bali, because I found a ticket for $450 from L.A. And Chase Sapphire Reserve is the best thing that’s ever happened to me; it blows the American Express Platinum card out of the water for anyone who calls himself a real traveler.
The annual fee is $450 per year, but you get a $300 travel credit every year, so if you charge a flight from New York to L.A? Boom! You get a $300 credit, so now the annual fee is really only $150. Where to shop in Africa.
It’s a short flight from Malindi, where most tourists go, and like much of the East African coast, it’s largely Muslim.
How to chop onions without crying, wherever you are in the world.

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Summary of “The secrets of a hit summer song”

The warm-weather splendour also gives rise to a unique cultural phenomenon: The Summer Song.
Big, brash pop songs also fit the bill, with Rihanna’s Umbrella and Little Mix’s Black Magic both benefitting from a summer boost.
Summer blockbusters are the dumbest form of cinema; “Beach reads” are inevitably schlock romances and thrillers; and summer TV is epitomised by Big Brother and Love Island.
The best pop music holds up a mirror up to society; and the best summer songs reflect a time of year when we collectively take leave of our senses.
Songs with unique lyrics or arrangements often capture the carefree spirit of the summer.
Katy Perry scored her breakthrough hit with I Kissed A Girl in August 2008; while the whistled refrain of Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jagger resurrected their career in summer 2011.
While it’s possible for a late-breaking hit to elbow its way to the front of the pack, the song of the summer has usually been hanging around for a while before it takes over the world.
From Mungo Jerry’s lyrically-questionable In The Summertime in 1970 to Demi Lovato’s Cool For The Summer in 2015, releasing a song about the summer in the summer guarantees you a hit almost as quickly as putting the words “Featuring Justin Bieber” on the sleeve.

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Summary of “What football will look like in the future”

NINE: HUH. TEN: can communicate in real-time.
TEN: more if you need it … listen, Nine, are you going to keep doing this? Is cross-talk just your … deal? Want to shut up for even a second?
NINE: This is the only conversation I’ve ever had. NINE: Maybe I’m just not … good at it … self-doubt, self, self, shit.
NINE: What am I? TEN: How about you take a look? You’ve got a camera.
NINE: OK. JUICE: i am genuinely sorry for that introduction but i just could not let you go on that shit.
NINE: It’s OK. TEN: So you’ve got a hold on your camera?
NINE: Oh my God, I’ve been out here for … years.
NINE: You have to get me out of here! You have to get me off this thing! I’m not supposed to be here! I’m trapped on uh, hold on, I’ll get the coordinates, I’m at.

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Summary of “Natalie Morales would like you to know nothing about her, except for one thing”

I know some may say that’s a silly pursuit considering what I do for a living, but I am nowhere near interested in fame.
I know some people get into this business for fame, but I try to keep what I do and that shitty side effect separate.
I really just like acting and filmmaking, and while I’d like to be well-known among my peers as someone fun to work with who does good stuff, I definitely do not want your Aunt Belinda to know any details about me or my dating life.
We hung out a lot as the school year started, during lunch, during our shared acting class, after school.
I know in a lot of places, things are different these days.
That is what I am attracted to; that is what I want to know, want to love, want to defend, want to take care of.
I think it’s important that I tell you that this familiar face you see on your TV is the Q part of LGBTQ, so that if you didn’t know someone who was queer before, you do now.
So while I’ll still insist on privacy, and I still don’t want you to know who I’m dating, you should know that it could be anyone.

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Summary of “The Eternal Sunshine Of Lil Yachty”

Did Martha Stewart realize what she just said to Lil Yachty, out loud, in front of an entire studio audience? Yachty had just come on stage as a guest on the weed-and-euphemism-filled circus that is Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, a VH1 show that often makes SNL’s “What’s Up With That?” sketch look like Catholic mass.
In a very loud, swear-filled finger wag, Snoop appropriately referred to Yachty’s album cover as “This nigga’s shit.” So Martha, sitting at a table with her co-host, Yachty, comedian Gary Owen, and actress Laverne Cox, leaned over – while wearing a sari for their Indian food-themed episode – and, both maternally and ignorantly, said, “Yachty, does it upset you when Snoop says ‘nigga shit?'”.
When Martha had her record scratch moment Yachty came alive.
The taping of the show lasted so long, Yachty missed his next engagement, a meeting at the Grammy offices to become a member.
Pulling up to the Hollywood locale we were early, a fact that puzzled Yachty almost to the point of embarrassment: “Wait, so y’all got me, the rapper, here first?”.
“Ooh, that’s me,” he said, finishing a pack of M&Ms. Yachty was alive, yet again.
Yachty seemed a bit nervous, not knowing if this was real or not, but Coach reassured him that it was nothing.
“It makes things pretty one-sided sometimes,” Yachty said of Coach.

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Summary of “Instagram Food Is a Sad, Sparkly Lie”

That’s not only because Instagram is a widely used and intensely visual medium, but also because its emergent aesthetic tropes are as essential to the zeitgeist as baby tees and brown lipstick were to the 90s. Food thrives on social networks because of its easy, graphic appeal and pan-demographic interest – we all have to eat, right? But while Facebook has become a repository of time-lapse recipe videos for quick weeknight dinners that often prominently feature, for some reason, canned biscuit in dough, and Pinterest traffics largely in mason jars, do-it-yourself projects and the protein-packed simplicity of an egg baked inside half an avocado, Instagram has thrown its lot in with spectacle.
Over-the-top, intensely trend-driven, and visually arresting, Instagram food is almost always something to be obtained, rather than cooked or created.
In the most successful of Instagram food operations, the posting of a particular item signals both affluence and leisure.
Instagram food has almost nothing to do with consumption as a gastronomic endeavor; instead, consuming Instagram food means acquiring it, and sharing proof of your acquisition.
As far as I can tell, it’s nearly impossible be popular in the world of Instagram food maximalism if you actually look like a person who eats the things you post; otherwise, your probably fat hand might appear in a photo of an ice cream cone held out in front of a brick wall.
The easiest way to create context for an over-the-top food purchase is to show it next to a body that has not succumbed to fatness, the prospect of which is regarded with as much horror on influencer Instagram as it is in the rest of celebrity culture.
Iturregui told me she’s seen plenty of food thrown away at influencer-focused food events, a claim backed up by my friend Eric Mersmann, who has made the rounds as an ice cream Instagrammer in New York.
For the others, watching their timelines fill up with food feels more transparently performative, like a present-day version of Paris Hilton in the early 2000s, remaining impossibly thin and toned while regularly being photographed acquiring fast food.

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Summary of “10 Uncomfortable Things You Should Do if You Want to Be Happy and Successful”

The reality is, you’ll only succeed once you force yourself to do things that you don’t necessarily want to.
“Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”- Jules RenardToo often, people don’t achieve the success they want simply because they are not willing to ask for it.
Unless you’re just naturally a morning person, setting the alarm clock for earlier than usual is a sure shot way to take you out of your comfort zone.
When you learn to say no when necessary, you’ll free up your time and energy for the things that matter most in your life.
If you work hard on something, why dismiss any positive feedback that deservingly comes your way? When you learn to accept compliments you’ll gain the chance to see yourself as your peers do, and odds are you’re confidence will soar.
To really master small talk, learn to become fascinated by it and the person wielding it.
Write out the things you’re “Going to do tomorrow”, create a schedule for these tasks, keep yourself accountable and imagine how great you’ll feel once they’re accomplished.
“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?”- T.S. EliotAs we start to invest in ourselves and grow, we become more aware of the people and things that were previously holding us back.

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Summary of “How to be a World-Class Negotiator”

A few nights ago, I attended a talk given by Christopher Voss, former international FBI hostage negotiator for 24 years, in which he described several of his kidnapping stories and how his entire mission in life was to help people and save lives.
Right off the bat, he had an air about him that just showed his gravitas and how he could keep his cool during intense high-stakes situations.
Understanding how people work is just the beginning.
In his book Thinking Fast and Slow, psychologist Daniel Kahneman talks about how we think and how there are profound cognitive biases that influence our decision making on a moment to moment basis.
Interestingly he touched on how if people concentrate on money instead of focusing on where their time goes and what they’re doing with their time, then they’ll ultimately be less successful in both their personal and professional lives, let alone a high-stakes negotiation.
You call on the phone to help and the first thing he says to you is:You’re in Washington DC? How are YOU going to help me?The challenge here is to figure out what you’re going to say because he just challenged you on the phone.
During the entire course of that kidnapping, he never asked me how long I’d been a FBI agent, how long I’d been a hostage negotiator, how many kidnappers I’d done, how many times I’d been to Haiti, how many languages I’d spoke.
It’s incredible how crucial a role our skills in the art of negotiation can play.

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