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Sandra Bland Was Murdered

So news broke yesterday that authorities in Waller County, Texas, have "full faith" that Sandra Bland committed suicide. They said there was "no …

Meet the black woman raised to believe she was white

Growing up, Lacey Schwartz always felt different. It wasn't until her late teens that she discovered the truth about her parentage - and her race<p>“Throughout my life, people have asked me why I look the way I do,” says Lacey Schwartz. “I would tell them that my parents were white, which was true. I …

Are Your Speech Patterns Sabotaging Your Success?

“It’s been impossible for me to get a job,” the woman told me, having just been introduced by a mutual acquaintance at business breakfast. “There’s just nothing out there. Absolutely nothing.”<p>While I had no way to validate her situation, my strong sense was that it was not “impossible” and that …

Self-help

The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial

People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.<p>A few months ago, the news went viral that the American Psychiatric Association had classified “taking selfies” as a sign of a mental disorder. It lit …

When the FBI told MLK to kill himself (who are they targeting now?)

We've known for years that the FBI spied on Martin Luther King's personal life and sent him an anonymous letter in 1964 threatening to out him for …

Time management tips for successful job hunting

Benjamin Franklin once said: "You may delay, but time will not." This applies to job hunting. It could be your mobile phone, too many tea breaks, or social media that takes away your most valuable resource - time.<p>"Organised" tends to be a word that crops up in every job criteria, yet when job …