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Top 10 Queer and Feminist Books of 2016

2016 has given us all a ton of new queer and/or feminist books to read! Here are some of the best.<p>The Top 10 Best Queer and Feminist Books of …

Liberals risk becoming a permanent minority in America

Faced with an existential threat, here are the things they must do to reinvent themselves<p>What will liberalism do in the new, terrifying world the 2016 election has inaugurated? More than any other presidential election in a century, its outcome turned not on issues but on resentment and alienation. …

Political Science

5 of the greatest oceanside road trips on Earth | Adventure Sports Network

These iconic road trips will have your lungs filled with fresh salt air and your heart soaring. From 7-mile thrills to 1,000-mile life-changing …

5 Mind-Blowingly Easy Brain Hacks To Boost Your Motivation Every Day According To Science

<i>Oh, self-motivation: the golden ticket to the magical land of ‘reached GOALS’.</i> <i>While self-motivation is key to reaching a goal, for many of us it’s</i> …

Motivation

Murder and Policing in Chicago

As cops retreat under political pressure, homicides rise 57%.<p>President Obama plans a farewell speech next week in Chicago, and perhaps he’ll notice that while he’s been in Washington his hometown has become the nation’s murder capital and largest gang war zone. Worth reflecting on is the city’s …

Crime

The five African elections to watch out for in 2017

Last year, a public survey of elections by the Pan-African research network Afrobarometer showed Africans distrusted national electoral commissions and the quality of their elections. Just over 40% of Africans in 36 countries believed that the last elections in their country were free and fair; 25% …

Africa

“I Don’t Think We’re Free in America” – An Interview with Bryan Stevenson

Although the United States has just elected a new president whose promise to make America great “again” evoked an unspecified, presumably more …

Black History

10 ways to get to better sleep: 28-day Sleep Revolution Challenge | NOLA.com

In 2017, I resolved get more sleep - at least seven hours a night. I want you to join me on this journey with the NOLA.com 28-day Sleep Revolution …

6 Smart Ways to Give Your Finances a Boost Right Now

Early bird gets the biggest bang for his buck.<p>Procrastinators, listen up.<p>By checking certain financial tasks off your to-do list now instead of …

6 habits highly organized people have in common

People often lament that despite their best efforts, they just cannot seem to get, and stay, organized. Even though they’ve been working at it diligently and have tried many strategies, nothing seems to stick. So how do organized people stay organized? Over the years, I’ve noticed they have six …

Minimalism

Is There A Link Between Depression And Creativity?

<b>Depression and creativity are almost collocated words</b><p>Creativity has often been linked to depression or mood disorders. When I wrote a short post some …

What happens when a price drops on, say, a hotel, an airfare or a rental car that you've already paid for? Here's how you might recoup some money

Nobody wants to overpay for flights, hotels or rental cars, because saving money usually means you'll have more avenues for enriching your travel experience.<p>Here are six sites that can help in your hunt for bargains. Knowing you're protected makes it easier to commit to a flight, a room or a car …

Flying

Why back-handed benevolence is the most dangerous brand of sexism

No matter how hard people push for gender equality, women are still paid 80 cents for every dollar earned by a man, less likely to move up in the …

Feminism

Why More Convicts Are Studying Criminology

Two professors are trying to revolutionize the study of crime by bringing their own experiences behind bars to bear. And they’re finding a following …

Crime