Nike Shows Its Support for the LGBT Community With the “Be True” Sock Dart

Inspired by the signature rainbow flag that is used to support the LGBT community, Nike has designed a coinciding colorway of the Sock Dart, dubbed “Be True.” The ever-popular silhouette features a lightweight black build, with the midfoot strap showcasing the multicolored detailing. The insoles also bear a rainbow design, while the white midsole then accounts for offset underneath.

As for now, no release date has been revealed for the “Be True” Sock Dart, but keep it locked to Highsnobiety for more details.

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Target Plans to Offer Apple Pay After Chip-and-PIN Card Upgrade

targetTarget CEO Brian Cornell spoke at Re/code‘s Code Conference in Palos Verdes, California today, where he confirmed that the company plans to offer in-store support for Apple Pay in the future. According to Cornell, while he’d love to have Apple Pay available “right now,” support will not be coming until Target upgrades its system to support integrated circuit credit cards to comply with new standards.

Integrated circuit cards (or chip-and-PIN cards) replace the magnetic stripe on a credit card or debit card with an embedded microchip. The microchip communicates with a supported point-of-sale system and transactions are authenticated through a PIN instead of a signature.

Chip-and-PIN cards are already used in many countries around the world because they’re believed to be more secure than traditional credit cards. In the United States, retailers are being encouraged to adopt point-of-sale systems that support chip-and-PIN cards by the end of 2015. As of October 2015, the four major credit card companies in the U.S. are introducing policies that will cause retailers who don’t support chip-and-PIN transactions to be responsible for any fraudulent charges made with chip-and-PIN cards.

Target is especially eager to move to a more secure transaction system following a major data breach in late 2013 that saw hackers obtaining payment information for approximately 40 million of its customers. The move is a major transition for Target, and Cornell says he doesn’t want to “distract the team” with work on other payment systems.

“Our focus is on getting chip-and-PIN in place in time for the holidays,” Cornell said at the second annual Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. “Down the line we want to accept all the types of payments that our guests want. But this decision was all about focus. … It is a major undertaking to convert to chip-and-PIN, and I decided that we can’t distract the team.”

Cornell says he has met with Apple CEO Tim Cook, and once the chip-and-PIN transition is completed, Target will be “open-minded” about supporting additional payment systems like Apple Pay. Target already supports Apple Pay in its iOS app.

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Rae Sremmurd Releases a “This Could Be Us” Meme Generator


On the heels of their world wind music video for their latest single, “This Could Be Us,” Rae Sremmurd have unveiled a way to keep the fun going in the form of a meme generator. And in 2015, who doesn’t love memes?

Like the song title implies, the copy of the meme reads “This could be us” and allows the user to put in any photo they want to illustrate the line. Desgiend by Ryder Ripps, the meme generator lives on the duo’s website and allows for easy sharing on social networks.

You may remember in the music video Rae Sremmurd dropped earlier this month to their single “This Could Be Us” the guys travel to South Africa while their girls were forced to cope with their lifestyle from back at home.

The visual for their fourth single off January’s SremmLife has already surpassed 3 million YouTube views and counting. If that’s any indication of future success, the duo might have another summer hit on their hands to rival last year’s “No Flex Zone” as they head out on tour in support of Nicki Minaj.

You can make your own “This Could Be Us” meme on Rae Sremmurd’s website. The two brothers from Tupelo, Miss. were featured in the Spring 2015 issue of XXL Magazine. Check out that piece here.

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Did The Duggar Girls Hint At Josh’s Molestation In Their 2014 Book? You Read And Decide!

Back in 2014, the eldest Duggar daughters — Jana, Jill, Jessa and Jinger — released an advice book.

Growing Up Duggar gave tips on all sorts of relationships, including ones with friends, parents, and even siblings.

Given the recent disclosure that eldest Duggar child Josh Duggar molested his sisters twelve years ago, it’s safe to assume at least one (and potentially all) of the book’s authors was his victims (as most of the other Duggar daughters weren’t even born at that time).

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In a story you’ll see on first, there’s a whole chapter entitled “Your Relationship With Your Siblings” devoted to the topic, including brother-sister relationships. Did the eldest daughters hint at the molestation in their book? Check out these excerpts and decide:

In the first part of the chapter, the sisters (who write collectively) talk about reacting to siblings who “misbehave” or “treat [them] unfairly.”

They write:

“Even though we may not feel like forgiving someone, we must choose to forgive every person who offends us and do it before they ask — and regardless if they ever do ask.”

They add:

“The choice to forgive doesn’t always free the other person from the consequences of his or her wrong actions, but it frees the forgiver of negative feelings towards the offender. And if we still have feelings of bitterness, the Bible says it’s not only to forgive the other person, but also to go a step further and look for ways to bless him or her.”

Those are pretty strong but unspecific words.
If the Duggars preach forgiveness frees the forgiver of negative feelings towards the offender — and to even bless offenders — it may explain why Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar refused to initially bring Josh in for police questioning after he admitted his despicable actions, and why Josh was sent to live with family friends instead of entering a rehabilitation program.

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A later passage in the chapter potentially provides even more insights.

The girls write about a “chain of command” in the family that follows birth order (with Josh being the eldest):

“The system is for when an older child encourages a younger child to do what is right or not do what is wrong, and the younger child is expected to listen … their older siblings are their elders and they should treat them as such … Josiah can ask James to stop whistling in the car, and he needs to stop.”

Given their patriarchal family structure and this “chain of command,” one can only speculate what the girls were thinking when their eldest brother was touching them. While Josh’s offenses took place in 2002-2003, the girls weren’t interviewed by police until December 2006, but charges were not filed because the three-year statute of limitation had run out.

None of the Duggar girls have publicly reacted to Josh’s admission, though Jim Bob and Michelle released a statement saying that “God’s kindness and goodness and forgiveness are extended to us.”

Their words seem to echo what their daughters wrote in Growing Up Duggar, with the emphasis on forgiveness instead of fault.

With the statutes of limitation expired and court documents set to be destroyed, Josh will unlike face any legal repercussions. It remains to be seen if his sisters will speak out, but they seem to be following their own advice to forgive … and to also not talk.

[Image via Simon & Schuster.]

Listen to Iamsu! Feat. Chinx, “FTB (Remix)”

Tuesday afternoon (May 26), friends and family celebrated the life of slain Coke Boy rapper Chinx at his funeral in New York City. Iamsu! decided to show his respects by releasing the remix to “FTB,” where Chinx hops on a new verse. The original version of the track is featured on Su’s Eyes on Me mixtape. Produced by P-Lo of The Invasion, “Free That B*tch” was already a catchy song, but Chinx adds a hint of New York swag with his bars. He takes his time on his verse, rapping about doing his thing with the ladies without ever getting too close.

The late New York rapper was shot and killed in his native borough in the early morning of May 17, in what police have called a drive-by shooting. He was 31.

Listen to “FTB (Remix)” above. RIP Chinx.

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New Release – The Cage

Today’s Featured New Release is The Cage ($9.99 Kindle), by Megan Shepherd [Balzer + Bray].

Book Description

The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld in this gripping new series about teens held captive in a human zoo by an otherworldly race. From Megan Shepherd, the acclaimed author of The Madman’s Daughter trilogy.

When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn’t know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments—tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle, and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures—all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn’t alone.

Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius, and an army brat who seems to know too much about Cora’s past. None of them have a clue as to what happened, and all of them have secrets. As the unlikely group struggles for leadership, they slowly start to trust each other. But when their mysterious jailer—a handsome young guard called Cassian—appears, they realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: Their captors aren’t from Earth. And they have taken the five teenagers for an otherworldly zoo—where the exhibits are humans.

As a forbidden attraction develops between Cora and Cassian, she realizes that her best chance of escape might be in the arms of her own jailer—though that would mean leaving the others behind. Can Cora manage to save herself and her companions? And if so . . . what world lies beyond the walls of their cage?

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Azealia Banks to Show off Her Acting Chops in RZA’s New Film

Whether she’s posing for Playboy, concocting experimental music videos, or perfecting the craft of internet trolling, Azealia Banks can now officially add acting to her curriculum vitae. Banks, who released her debut studio album Broke with Expensive Taste last year, is set to star in RZA’s forthcoming feature film Coco, alongside Common, Jill Scott, Lucien Laviscount and Hana Mae Lee. The film chronicles the story of an aspiring rapper (Banks) who struggles to pursue both her music career and fulfill her parents’ dream of finishing college after a record deal goes awry. Upon heading back to college, she enrolls in a poetry class to improve her emcee skills, but soon uncovers a newfound interest in slam poetry.

A release date has yet to be confirmed, but current rumors suggest that it may coincide with Azealia’s followup album, which is said to drop sometime in 2016. Stay tuned for updates and watch the CGI-loaded video for “Ice Princess.”

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2016 Chevy Volt orders start tomorrow

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For dealers in California, the first orders for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt can be made on May 28. A few other states can make reservations on August 27, and things finally roll out nationwide October 1.

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