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Interviews

How Parents Can Use Pinterest To Keep Kids Learning Over the Summer

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It’s summer time, kids are out of school, and parents are likely looking for ways to keep them busy. It would be nice if they were learning too, no? Well, Pinterest has drummed up some inspiration with a list of top education-related boards broken down by age appropriateness and subject – from science experiments to reading lists to outdoor crafts – that will keep kids learning during the summer.

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Follow Someone? Now You Can Get Their Style in a Box

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Quarterly Co curates packages based upon various contributors a person can choose to follow and once a quarter delivers a box of items a particular contributor likes to their subscribers. It’s like following someone on Twitter except getting to taste and smell what they like or use. Interestingly enough, you can even follow startups (like Wander) or a group of VCs like True Ventures — they even have Stanford’s Design School on board and boxes to help you get “uncluttered.”

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‘Epic Rap Battles’ Creators on YouTube Success: ‘We Know That it Comes From Real People’

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Peter Shukoff (a.k.a. Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (a.k.a. EpicLLOYD) test the boundaries of time with their YouTube series, “Epic Rap Battles of History,” in which the two comedians stage unlikely duets between historical figures and pop culture icons like Babe Ruth versus Captain Kirk. In the final installment of our three-part interview, Peter and Lloyd explain their creative process, what they’re working on for Season 3, and how they are able to make a living on YouTube.

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‘Epic Rap Battles’ Creators on Snoop: ‘He’s an Innovative Dude, That Dude’

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Peter Shukoff (aka Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (aka EpicLLOYD) are making friends with their YouTube series, “Epic Rap Battles of History,” in which Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) appeared as Moses in “Moses vs Santa Claus” in Season 2. With more than 1.2 billion video views and a fan base of 5.4 million YouTube subscribers, ERB has just released a compilation CD with all 18 episodes of its second season. (They’ll be signing these for fans all through June.) In part two of our three-part series, Peter and Lloyd talk about their CD and what it was like to work with Snoop.

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Interview: Why the ‘Epic Rap Battles of History’ Creators Have More Subscribers Than Justin Bieber

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Peter Shukoff (aka Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (aka EpicLLOYD) are setting records with their YouTube series, “Epic Rap Battles of History,” in which the two comedians parody historical figures and pop culture icons from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Bill Gates. In part one of our three-part interview, Peter and Lloyd explain their subscriber count, how fans influence their songs, and how to tell the two of them apart vocally. Here’s an edited version of that conversation.

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