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‘Blind booking’ connects the most flexible travelers with rock-bottom airfares

Adventurous travelers have a trick to finding a cheap fare: Book a ticket to somewhere, just about anywhere. The airline picks your …

Chicago Travel Guide - Expert Picks for your Chicago Vacation | Fodor's

Chicago is a city with an appetite—for food, of course, but also for design, history, and culture. Come here to marvel at the cutting-edge …

17 Free Online Learning Sites that Provide High Quality Opportunities

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

Motivation

10 Ways to Go From Millennial to Millionaire

<i>By Stefanie O'Connell, Contributor</i><p>With record student loan balances and rampant underemployment, millennials have largely become known as the recession generation. Despite low levels of income and a median net worth below that of their predecessors, a 2014 report from The Shullman Research Center …

Why America’s prison problem is so much worse than Barack Obama wants to let on

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>The president has made an admirable push for prison reform. Unfortunately, it isn’t nearly enough<p>Matthew Pulver<p>July 19, 2015 3:59pm (UTC)<p>President Obama’s recent moves to address the United States’ singular problem with mass incarceration culminated Thursday when he became the first …

These Are America’s 20 Most Cultured Cities 2015

The winning city covers the arts so well—from the Met to MoMa, Lincoln Center and Broadway—that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. To soak up the culture …

“Racial self-help” or “blaming the victim”?: 50 years after its publication, the Moynihan Report still provokes debate about the causes and cures of African-American in­equality

Obama’s interpretation of the report has inspired outrage from Ta-Nehisi Coates. Here’s why the controversy endures<p><b>Crisis of Equality</b><br>In his 2006 bestseller <i>The Audacity of Hope</i>, Barack Obama praised the Moynihan Report, which famously predicted that female-headed families would impede African …

Engineer says Google managers denied her bonuses when she tried to expose salary inequality

Out of boredom, Baker and some coworkers made a spreadsheet that would list everybody's salaries as an experiment in radical transparency and shared it on Google's internal social network.<p>The idea caught fire through the company, and more and more Googlers started adding their salary data.<p>That data …

Atticus Finch's racism is no shock – many real-life white allies were hypocrites

The Atticus Finch of To Kill a Mockingbird is a civil-rights hero – a larger-than-life, heroic figure who fearlessly defended a black man falsely accused of raping a white girl. But the Atticus in Go Set a Watchman, the new book that Harper Lee actually wrote as an early Mockingbird draft, is a …

Civil Rights

12 Incredible American Mansions That Are Open to the Public

What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.<p>What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.

20th Century

Obama delivers eulogy for Charleston preacher, sings ‘Amazing Grace’

The first black president came to Charleston on Friday to speak to Americans about the worst crime motivated by racial hatred they have witnessed in recent memory.<p>He did not waste the opportunity.<p>Barack Obama delivered a powerful eulogy for a slain local preacher that had a mainly black audience …

Education Secretary Arne Duncan: These Are The Things Parents Should Demand From Schools

Certain educational rights should be universal, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Friday.<p>While speaking at the 2015 National Parent Teacher Association Convention and Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina, Duncan detailed a handful of rights he said all parents should be able to demand from …

Barack Obama is officially one of the most consequential presidents in American history

The utter failure of Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and Donald Trump to pass a bill rolling back the Affordable Care Act makes one thing perfectly clear: love him or hate him, Barack Obama is one of the most consequential presidents in American history — and that he will be a particularly towering …