No One Cares About Your Horoscope (A Tough Love Joint)

I found this half-written post in my Notes app from 2013 that has been collecting dust like that ring finger you’ve been making 11:11 wishes on since the second Obama inauguration. After muting every zodiac sign from my Twitter feed back then, I remember setting this piece to the side, thinking, “Nah, this won’t be…

College Girl Rush Hour (A Tough Love Joint)

I can’t stand girls in packed bars pushing through crowds as a chain gang, holding hands like it’s their first field trip. Since it would be in poor taste to roundhouse kick or verbally assault someone outside of their “safe space,” I figure this will do. Please take this under consideration if this applies. THIS…

Help an Artist Live Out His Dreams

One of the very first posts on this website is an introduction to one of the most talented people I know, who happens to be a long-time friend. Cisco Brown is an artist. Since sharing his work on this site three years ago, Cisco has ferverously studied and honed his craft (which is self-taught) and now has…

1st Annual Quad Cities River Bowl Sponsors

Cultivated Influence is a proud sponsor of the 1st Annual Quad Cities River Bowl, raising money to purchase school supplies for local students. We would like to share with you the other sponsors that made this event the success that it was. Thank you to the following sponsors: MoJo Kicks by Jordan Young is a sneaker…

Trouble Sleeping? Try ASMR

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a euphoric experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine, precipitating relaxation. The video below is a traditional, binaural ASMR video, which the gentleman in the video creates a variety…

Snowden (Official Trailer)

Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the…

Jennifer Lopez Does “Carpool Karaoke” with James Corden

J to the L-O and all of her glory comes to ‘The Late Late Show’ with James Corden for one of my favorite bits in late night ‘Carpool Karaoke’. She dispels rumors that she insured her butt and James sends a text message to Leonardo DiCaprio.