Michael Jordan Keeps Hornets-Themed Air Jordans in His Suite

The Time Warner Cable Arena, where the Charlotte Hornets work and play, is like a second home to the players, staff and higher level executives. Michael Jordan, of course, is among those individuals. And considering he spends a good amount of time at the arena that seats roughly 20,000, he keeps a few personal effects […]

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The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

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Your education shouldn’t stop when you leave the classroom.

Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it’s easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.

A good place to start is with this year’s most popular Coursera courses from top universities. They range from an introduction to the programming language Python to mastering the art of negotiating. All are free, but some have paid versions that offer more extensive experiences.

Read on to see this year’s top 10, courtesy of Coursera.

10. Introduction to Financial Accounting — University of Pennsylvania


Wharton professor Brian J. Bushee teaches the basics of accounting in this course. By the end, you’ll know how to confidently read an income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows.

It’s one of four courses in Wharton’s business foundation Coursera package, which costs you $595 for the classes and a capstone project, all graded. If you don’t care about a certificate or being part of a cohort that can interact with each other and the professors, you can work through each course for free.

Next session: December 28 — February 1

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9. Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills — University of Michigan

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Ross School of Business professor George Siedel has taught negotiation classes around the world and says his research-based class is useful whether you’re trying to secure a million-dollar investment in your business or to lower the cost of your cable bill.

Next session: Always available

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8. An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 1) — Rice University


Python is one of the world’s top five programming languages and is used at organizations like Google, Yahoo, and NASA. It’s a high-level language, but a novice can learn the basics relatively easily.

Rice professors Joe Warren, Scott Rixner, John Greiner, and Stephen Wong keep the course interesting by having students use Python to build simple games like Pong and Asteroids.  

Next session: January 9 — February 2

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Nike’s KD 8 Gets the “Blackout” Treatment

With this year’s NBA Season in full swing, it’s a plus for fans of the game and especially for those in Oklahoma City that their former MVP Kevin Durant remains active. As one of Nike’s frontrunners of its basketball division, Durant is currently on his eighth signature shoe and now a brand new all-black colorway is on the horizon. The upcoming "Blackout" edition is self explanatory, as its Flyweave upper is covered in a black base with hints of Dark Gray and Cool Gray as well. This KD 8 also rest on top of a marble-like colored outsole to give it a little twist. The Nike KD 8 "Blackout" will release on December 16 for $180 USD.

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Breaking: Nick Young Officially Signs With Adidas

words // Nick DePaula: Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young has officially joined the adidas family, becoming the newest member of the brand’s growing endorsement roster of NBA players. Young, a longtime Kicks On Court staple known for wearing a variety of iconic sneakers in games, had worn Nike in college at USC and since he […]

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Nike Air Trainer Huarache Low “Escape”

One of Nike’s most iconic ’90s colorways makes its way to the Nike Air Trainer Huarache this season. According to Sneaker News, the "Escape" colorway originally released in 1991 as a blend of Bisque, Storm and Rope hues and hasn’t hit shelves since 2003. A light cream neoprene slip-on upper with perforated toe box features light sand and cream suede and leather overlays is complemented by a baby blue tongue and embroidered Swoosh logo.  Black accents and a clean white midsole finish off the look.
Purchase these Nike Air Huaraches in "Escape" at size? for £92.00 GBP (approximately $140 USD).

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Nick Young Officially Signs with adidas After Nike Fails to Match the Deal

Los Angeles Laker star Nick Young has officially signed with adidas. Nice Kicks creative director Nick DePaula broke the news via his Twitter, also revealing that the 30-year-old basketball player was caught in a tug of war between sportswear giants adidas and Nike, which the latter eventually declined to agree to the deal’s terms. Swaggy P is all celebration about the new contract, and appeared wearing the adidas Yeezy 750 Boost to his first game as a Three Stripes signee against the Houston Rockets. Young joins adidas’ roster of athletes that includes James Harden, Sidney Crosby, Jeremy Lin and more.

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A Detailed Look at the adidas Originals Triple-Black Yeezy Boost 750s

As has been the case for every single Kanye West release following his collaborative partnership with adidas Originals, rumors regarding the Triple-Black Yeezy Boost 750s have been in circulation for some time now following Instagram images from the likes of Kim Kardashian and Travis Scott. Referencing the design cues we have come to expect from the silhouette, the latest Yeezy Boost 750 retains the design’s rich suede upper and elasticated midfoot banding with the inclusion of a monochromatic Tubular tooling system. Very little is known regarding the exact time the shoes will release, but following various reports it is almost sure it will be dropping on December 19. Stay tuned for more information on suppliers and release specifications.

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New Balance 998 “Emerald”

After dropping a collaborative take on the 998 with J.Crew, New Balance is back with arguably the nicest colorway we’ve seen on the retro silhouette for some time. Featuring a premium suede construction and mesh panelling, the sneaker dons an impressive emerald green along the upper with touches of mint and white throughout. The wintery design is finished off with a cream TPU heel counter and a contrasting midsole. Pick up a pair at select accounts including Bodega for $180 USD now.

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The Nike Kobe 11 Will Be Unveiled in a Few Days

Nike has taken to Twitter to announce that the Tinker Hatfield-designed Kobe 11 will be making its debut next week. On Monday, December 14, to be exact, and all done over live-streaming app Periscope. It was previously speculated that Kobe’s poor condition would move up the release of the shoe, and this seems to confirm that. As the basketball legend just announced his retirement, we definitely have high hopes for what might be his last pair of signature sneakers from the Swoosh. However this isn’t the first time Nike’s taken to the live-streaming app for announcements, as they previously unveiled the LeBron 13’s this way as well. Stay tuned as we will keep you updated on the new pair of Black Mamba-approved kicks.
The legend of @KobeBryant continues. #KOBE11 Tune in on 12.14. http://pic.twitter.com/6JdMAIJHt2
— Nike Basketball (@nikebasketball) December 11, 2015
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Nike Has a Secret Sneaker Launch Taking Place in Paris Next Week

Nike, all about seclusion and hush-hush dealings when it comes to keeping their new products under wraps, has a super secret sneaker launch happening in Paris next week. On December 15 at an undisclosed location, Nike is said to unveil three new models  alleged under their NSW moniker. Rumor has it 100 pairs will be […]

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adidas Unveils its Christmas Day Kicks for 2015

This Christmas Day, adidas’ signature athletes will be rocking mint and rose gold on the court as adidas presents brand new takes on the D Rose 6, Crazy 8 and Crazylight Boost 2015 for the holidays. Originally teased with the introduction of the corresponding uniforms, the Xmas pack offers up all three silhouettes in the aforementioned color combo, throwing in details like white accents, a crystalized frost motif, faceted eyelets and icy outsoles.
Look for the kicks to hit the hardwood December 25 and drop on adidas.com and at select adidas retailers December 18.

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The North Face’s “HypeAir GTX” Is the Brand’s Most Breathable Jacket Ever

According to the outerwear experts at The North Face, the HypeAir GTX is the most breathable jacket that they’ve made to date. Created in celebration of the brand’s 50th birthday, the jacket is made from a GORE-TEX active material that blocks out wind and rain without compromising on breathability. It’s extremely lightweight and the jacket’s permanent beading […]

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