Arvella Collins

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The Beginner's Guide to Index Funds

Everything you need to know to start investing in index funds.<p>In Warren Buffett's 2016 letter to <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> shareholders he wrote, "If a …

Investing

The Historian Behind Slavery Apologists Like Kanye West

A video of the rapper Kanye West discussing slavery is a sad reminder of America’s historical amnesia about the brutal realities of that institution. “When you hear about slavery for 400 years,” he said in the clip, which was widely circulated on Twitter, “that sounds like a choice.”<p>Mr. West seemed …

Black History

The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced

Roughly 60 years after the abolition of slavery, anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston made an incredible connection: She located the last surviving …

Black History

Loneliness isn't inevitable – a guide to making new friends as an adult

When you are a child in the playground it is pretty simple, but “Do you want to be my friend?” isn’t a line you hear from adults. Teenage years are filled with friendships easily made (and some easily forgotten), when you are feeling keen, sociable and energetic. Then there are engagements, …

Relationships

The science behind the perfect nap to boost productivity and creativity

During the early 1900s, surrealist painter, Salvador Dali, developed a napping hack for generating his new creative ideas and staying productive with …

Sleep

3 Tricks to Living Well While Spending Less

With some time and planning, you too can join the million-dollar club. Find out your best route to seven figures, then learn the moves to get you …

Personal Finance

This Trick Helped Me Finally Get Healthy and Lose Weight in My 50s

A couple of years ago, my doctor warned that my blood sugar levels had been consistently high for two consecutive years (one year is a possible anomaly, two years is a pattern). So high, she was worried that I was on the cusp of being prediabetic. I got the dreaded lecture, "You need to cut your …

Fitness

Passing the Torch: Denzel Washington and Michael B. Jordan

“It was a big highlight,” Michael B. Jordan said, then looked down shyly into his lap.<p>The actor was explaining what it meant to him when film critics wrote that his breakthrough performance in “Fruitvale Station,” five years ago, reminded them of a young Denzel Washington. Possibly complicating …

Michael B. Jordan

8 Zoloft Side Effects You Should Know About

The antidepressant is super-common—but it's not for everyone.<p>Remember the original Zoloft commercial? The one where a sad little blob rolled around on screen with a rain cloud hovering over its head?<p>That commercial first debuted back in 2001, and since then Zoloft, or Sertraline hydrochloride, has …

How to Deal With Someone Who Keeps Undermining You at Work

It is one of the most frustrating things to experience, but remember, you have nothing to prove.<p>Growing up, my parents told me to be humble.<p>"Don't go around telling everyone what you do and what you've achieved. Let them find out for themselves."<p>I've taken this advice my whole life, believing I …

Self-help

Hart Family, Before Driving Off Cliff, Hid Dark Home Life From View

After Jennifer Hart drunkenly drove a sport utility vehicle straight off a 100-foot cliff on the Northern California coast late last month, taking her life and those of her wife and their adopted children, at least two searches began.<p>One was for the missing bodies; another was for answers. How, …

Crime

Book World: Relationship of two flawed icons: Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy

The Promise and the Dream: The Untold Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy<p>By David Margolick<p>Rosetta. 400 pp. $30<p>'Thanks to their …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

What’s the Difference Between Cake Flour, Bread Flour, Pastry Flour, and All-Purpose Flour?

How is cake flour different from pastry flour? What makes bread flour and all-purpose flour distinct? Can you substitute one type of flour for …

Baking

How To Have Good Sex With Someone New If You’re Feeling Anxious

Having sex with someone new for the very first time can be super exciting. Since you don't really know what they're into yet, you can think of it as …

Self-help

Can You Lose Weight Simply by Walking? Here's Why Experts Say Yes

If you're starting a weight-loss plan from scratch, meaning you've never regularly exercised or you've been on hiatus for a good while, the thought of starting a new fitness routine can be more than a little daunting. But rest assured that you don't need to commit to running a marathon or even a 5K …

Weight Loss

C. S. Lewis on the Theology and Practice of Worship

C. S. Lewis may seem like an odd subject for study when it comes to the theology and practice of worship. He was neither a clergyman nor a …

Faith

Morning Breath: What is It & How to Manage It

Your daily routine starts the same way each day: turn off the alarm (or snooze for 10 more minutes), take a deep stretch and begin compiling a mental …

Dentistry

These Inexpensive Headphones Get A Comfortable Set of Earbuds Without Breaking The Bank

Good headphones don’t have to cost a ton of money, and shelling out the big bucks for something you’ll probably lose can feel like a fool’s errand. …

Consumer Tech

Send Handwritten Notes Like A Pro With These Simple Tips

Leverage the impact of handwritten notes without sacrificing the time and effort regularly associated with them.<p>Recently I received a handwritten Thank You note. It was odd because it was thanking me for a handwritten Thank You note I had sent a few weeks ago. Of course, I did what anyone in this …

Productivity

10 Spring Classics You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

Once spring rolls around, I'm happy to trade slow-cooking, ultra-hearty stews, chilis, and braises for lightened-up meals with fresher flavors and …

Cooking

Is Fear Stopping You From Achieving Your Goals? Overcome it by Understanding These 3 Principles

Fear can have a paralyzing effect on our lives. However, by understanding the cause of fear you can overcome blocks to progress and achieve your dreams.<p>At certain points in life, everyone experiences fear. But as a businessperson, you must learn how to understand and cope with your fear. Better …

Self-confidence

The Lipitor Symptoms Every Woman Should Know About

Achy muscles are a major red flag.<p>The late great Joan Rivers once joked about snorting Lipitor before hitting the stage. That should give you an idea of just how thoroughly this cholesterol medication has infiltrated the mainstream.<p>That's in no small part because heart disease tops the list of …

Diabetes

Why Chick-fil-A employees don't say 'You're welcome'

If you’ve ever been to Chick-fil-A, you probably noticed that when customers say “thank you,” employees say “my pleasure.” Since “you’re welcome” has always been <i>my</i> go-to response, I had to know more.<p>How it became store Chick-fil-A culture<p>Legend says the chain’s founder, Truett Cathy, got the idea …

Customer Service
Retirement

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you learn to recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week

I hate meetings. They sit subconsciously in my brain, taking up space. I prepare for them in my notebooks. I travel to them, and then back again, in the middle of my work days. And what do most meetings usually result in? You guessed it — more meetings.<p>When I worked as Director of Leadership …

9 Waze tips to get where you're going faster

Unlock the full power of the Waze navigation app.<p>Whether you are heading home for the holidays or getting as far away as possible, the Waze app can help you get there with the least amount of traffic and hassle. To get the most out of the community-powered, feature-packed navigation app, I present …

Apps

Here's everything you can do with a Bitmoji

You've probably seen a Bitmoji floating around on Snapchat, Facebook, or Instagram. You might even have the Bitmoji app. But what are these adorable …

'Recy Taylor's Rape Still Haunts Us'

Last week, Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes brought many in the audience to tears and to their feet. She was accepting an award for contributions to the world of entertainment, but the billionaire broadcaster and philanthropist decided to use her moment to tell the story of a far less …

Recy Taylor