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2 Stories That Will Make You Stop and Rethink Your Life | Inc.com

A young man once approached Socrates and asked the philosopher how he could acquire wisdom and knowledge.<p>"Follow me," Socrates said in response, as he led the young man down to the sea. The young man followed as Socrates began wading through the water, first at ankle, then knee, then waist, and …

Self-improvement

Albert Einstein Explains How Slavery Has Crippled Everyone’s Ability to Think Clearly About Racism

“Should we allow celebrities to discuss politics?” goes one variation on an evergreen headline and supposedly legitimate public debate. No amount of …

17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful

Successful people don’t become that way overnight. What most people see at a glance—happiness, wealth, a great career, purpose—is the result of hard …

Motivation

The unexpected answer to the biggest mystery of the American Revolution

In the grade-school version of American history, the Revolutionary War seems like a righteous inevitability. The typical narrative conflates taxes with tyranny, casting the rebellion as a break from British greed and oppression. “King George III didn’t seem to care what the colonists thought,” one …

Tea Party

Root Beer Chicken Wings - Grilled

Ingredients<p>50 Chicken wings<br>• ¼ cup - Olive Oil<br>• ½ tbsp - Grated ginger<br>• 1 tbsp - Grated orange zest<br>• Juice from one orange<br>• 1 tbsp - Salt<br>• 1 tbsp - Ground black …

11 insights that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives without improving their methods.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Self-confidence

How to Say What You Mean without Sounding Like You're Mean

Opinions fly high during the political season, and as a result, you may find yourself in situations where you’ve been asked to provide yours. …

Psychology

'America First,' Invoked By Trump, Has A Complicated History

The phrase, "America First" was invoked a few times at this week's Republican convention. That slogan comes with a lot of echoes, and you might wonder how much the people who chant it now really know about its history.<p>The America First Committee was founded in 1940 by a group of Yale students, many …

Frank Lloyd Wright

21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and professional, say researchers. It makes communities more productive and …

Learning

How Ancient Religion Got You High

Religion and drugs wouldn’t seem to mix well, but history tells us otherwise.<p>Earlier this year a small group of self-designated nuns in California …

Mississippi RV park owner evicts interracial couple

CLOSE<p>Mississippi landlord evicts couple from RV park after learning they were an interracial couple.<p><b>UPDATE: Couple receives support, criticism</b><p>TUPELO …

GOP senator's son slams critics of ad featuring interracial family

<b>(CNN) —</b> Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain's son, Jack, is pushing back against critics of an Old Navy ad who took issue with the spot posted Friday that features an interracial couple.<p>Jack McCain who is married to Air Force Officer Renee Swift McCain, a black woman, joined a drove of Twitter …

Pew Research Center

Mississippi Interracial Couple Evicted For Being In An Interracial Marriage

* <i>The following is an opinion column by R Muse</i> *<p>There have been a rash of so-called “<i>religious liberty</i>” laws passed in mostly Southern Republican-led …

Interracial marriage: Who is ‘marrying out’?

Today marks the 48th anniversary of the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision <i>Loving v. Virginia</i>, which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining …

Demographics

How liberals invented segregation: The real history of race, equality and our Founding Fathers

Even for reform-minded Founding Fathers, “separate but equal” was more important than “all men are created equal”<p>Edward Coles had a lot on his mind. In July 1814 he was private secretary to James Madison and spent his days managing the president’s business at a time of war. The United States had …

Black History

How the Republican Party’s Founders Defeated Xenophobia

In 1854, America’s political party system — which pitted Democrats against their Whig rivals — was in a state of crisis. Early in that year, …

Political Science

This is how the GOP imploded: The real story behind the conservative crack-up, and the creation of Donald Trump

Donald Trump used right-wing rhetoric to steal the conservative base. But this crack-up has been a long time coming<p>Today’s civil war in the GOP has observers scrambling to make sense of the struggle among the current Republican presidential candidates. Pundits are trying to find the roots of the …

Political Science

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …

Codes of Conduct