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First female Asian-American director to helm Harley Quinn film

Anti-hero comic book character Harley Quinn -- and popular Suicide Squad film character played by Margot Robbie -- will finally get her own movie alongside other notable women in the DC Comics universe.<p>Not only is this great news for fans of the complex character, but it looks like DC Entertainment …

How I Went From a Newbie To Making Over $1,000/mo Freelance Writing

I’m a Freelance Web Content Writer, who writes unique and engaging content for various websites and businesses.<p>With a cup of iced coffee and my …

I Don’t Trust White People in ‘Black’ Spaces. I Don’t Call the Cops on Them, but Perhaps I Should

Back when I was a high school English teacher, I had a white female colleague (“Katie”) who not only dated black men but was also one of those white …

The Difference Between Soul Food and Southern Cuisine, Explained

I was recently alerted to a troubling trend in the food industry by someone who contacted me to voice their outrage. The concerned citizen explained …

Now That I'm 50, Here's What I've Learned About Achieving Success That Escaped Me at 25

Hitting the big fifty requires reflection almost as a duty. So I focused mine on what I've learned about success since being half my current age.<p>I like writing about timeless lessons for success or key behaviors that lead to success. I've even written about famous failures that will inspire you to …

The dying art of storytelling in the classroom

Storytelling may be as old as the hills but it remains one of the most effective tools for teaching and learning. A good story can make a child (or …

What “Capitalism” Is and How It Affects People

Capitalism is defined as an economic system in which a country’s trade, industry, and profits are controlled by private companies, instead of by the people whose time and labor powers those companies. The United States and many other nations around the world are capitalist countries, but capitalism …

Words like “slutty” mean something different in the US and the UK

Janus words are the worst. Named after the two-faced Roman god, these words look in two directions, meaning opposite things: <i>temper,</i> meaning ‘to harden’ (metal) and ‘to soften’ (a criticism); or <i>dust,</i> meaning ‘remove dust from’ or ‘apply dust to.’<p>Those Janus words give little trouble because we know …

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Standards of Critical Thinking

What is critical thinking? According to my favorite critical thinking text, it is <i>disciplined thinking that is governed by clear intellectual</i> …

Why Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Extreme frugality allowed me to retire at 32 – and regain control of my life

As I write this, I’m sitting on the back porch of the rural Vermont homestead I share with my husband and our daughter, gazing out on the 66 acres of forest, fruit trees, gardens, ponds, and streams that we feel incredibly lucky to call our own.<p>Just a few years ago, this seemed like an impossible …

Why You Need to Get Familiar With Emotional Hygiene Now

Why you (and your team) need to be emotionally healthy to grow.<p>Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as the saying goes, but not all of us are naturally inclined towards hygiene. Regardless, we learn certain standards of personal physical hygiene, hygiene related to our homes, and even fiscal hygiene …

Want To Be a Better Listener? Avoid Doing These 3 Embarrassing Things

Effective listening is a practice (and an art).<p>Listening is a lost art and an underappreciated practice. Most people prefer to talk. And living in a world full of mindless chatter makes everyone feel unheard.<p>The reason most people don't feel appreciated is due to poor communication. More …

3 Ways to Study Smart and Absorb More Information.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Odds are you’ve heard that it is better to ‘study smart’ than ‘study hard’ – and that much is certainly …

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Kids Don’t Have Parents Anymore—They Have ‘Sharents’

Who and what is a “sharent” exactly? If you have both a child and a smartphone, it’s probably you.<p>Sharenting, a term to describe parents who actively …

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Something is wrong on the internet

<i>I’m</i> <i>James Bridle</i><i>. I’m a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture. I usually write on my own blog, but frankly I don’t want what I’m</i> …

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Teaching Topic Sentences Using Models

Crafting Good Topic Sentences that Focus the Reader<p>Topic sentences can be likened to miniature thesis statements for individual paragraphs. The topic …

This Third-Grader's Feminist Poem Is A Must-Read

A beautiful poem about women's oppression and liberation has gone viral on Twitter, and if you read it it, you'll see why. What you wouldn't guess …

I'm a black woman. He's a white guy with a pickup truck. Here's what happened

"That guy over <i>there</i>."<p>I was talking to my friend, Kim, as we sipped cocktails at a bar in Hollywood. She followed my gaze. "The … bald … white guy?" she asked, her face scrunched up in disbelief. I nodded. She raised an eyebrow and slurped on her vodka cranberry.<p>Some background might be helpful …

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How to Analyze a Story Like a Master Writer

As writers, there is no replacement for reading as a practice to become a better writer, but studying film or television can be just as instructive. …

How Emotionally Intelligent People Give Negative Feedback

Telling people what they did wrong is one of the toughest things there is.<p>It's a moment you always dread. Someone--your employee, your partner, your child, or even a vendor--has failed to fulfill a commitment to you, or delivered a poor performance. Now you have to give that person negative …

Americans Have Given Up on Public Schools. That’s a Mistake.

The current debate over public education underestimates its value—and forgets its purpose.<p>Public schools have always occupied prime space in the excitable American imagination. For decades, if not centuries, politicians have made hay of their supposed failures and extortions. In 2004, Rod Paige, …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

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Paul Ryan Debated a Nun and the Nun Won

House Speaker Paul Ryan does not hold traditional town-hall meetings. The Wisconsin Republican is so frightened by his constituents that he now opts …

Nobody Knows Where Brainwaves Come From

Electric waves at the heart of neuroscience have no identifiable source.<p>W<i>ub-wub-wub-wub.</i> Brainwaves are electromagnetic proof that we are alive. …

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Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model

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Trump’s Phony Populism Rests on One Big Lie

Most Republicans have voted against their own economic interests for the past 40 years, and the health care battle is but the latest …

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