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Museums make you happier and less lonely, studies find
Photo by neiljs on Flickr One of the greatest things about freelancing is that although we’re often very busy, we can choose to be “off” during 9-5 hours. This means that we can visit uncrowded museums and attend other midday events, which are often hellish on the weekends. Here are 6 reasons you should take a long lunch tomorrow and head off to your local museum: 1. Museums make you less anxious: A study out of the Norweigan University for Science and Technology found that an appreciation of culture and the arts can lower your risk of anxiety and depression. (The study actually ...
By Freelancers Union
animenewsnetwork.com
When Marnie Was There Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi: Next Project Might Be Ghibli Work

“When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty director Hiromasa Yonebayashi said in an interview with The Associated Press that his next project might be a Studio Ghibli work. However, he declined to share any details on what this project might be.

Yonebayashi left the staff of Studio Ghibli at the end of 2014. He stated that he would like to continue to make works, and he would like his next film to be the ‘opposite’ of Marnie.

When asked about what he’s learned about animation from Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, Yonebayashi answered, 'It’s everything. Movement, the way to think when drawing a picture, how to draw a line, everything. They all became part of me.'”

vox.com
Donald Trump's ridiculous Twitter beef with a Saudi prince, explained
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal gets some good burns in.
By Zack Beauchamp

Thursday afternoon, Alwaleed shot back, seemingly peeved that Trump was involving the Saudis in his feud with Fox:

“Trump: You base your statements on photoshopped pics?I bailed you out twice;a 3rd time,maybe?” https://t.co/Raco0mvusphttps://t.co/jStBl7Ghia

It appears that Alwaleed really has bailed Trump out twice, by purchasing Trump assets. In 1991, Trump had racked up $900 million in debts. He ceded his yacht — a former James Bond prop known as the Trump Princess — to creditors. Alwaleed then purchased it for $281 million, effectively paying Trump’s creditors for him.

As part of the same bankruptcy, Trump was forced to sell the ritzy Plaza Hotel in New York. In 1995, the banks that took it from Trump sold it to Alwaleed and a group of Singaporean investors.

Trump told the New York Times that Alwaleed “paid too much for the hotel. He wanted that hotel so badly, and I put him through the wringer and made a great deal.”

“Of course,” the Times notes, “it cost the Saudi-Singapore partnership $75 million less than Mr. Trump had spent for the same building seven years earlier.”

This is all just so classically Trump, I mean….