Amor Young

22 Flips | 7 Magazines | 23 Likes | 2 Following | @AmorYoung2016 | Keep up with Amor Young on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Amor Young”

8 Nonfiction Books You Need To Read This Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month, and this year it's more important than ever to make sure that your reading list is diverse and intersectional. In …

The 10 Traits of Mentally Tough People

And four things they do to make themselves even tougher.<p><i>"How do I become mentally strong?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong, entrepreneur and writer on DeanYeong.com, on</b> …

A tale of two countries: Thanks to President Trump, America is now engaged in a civil war of sorts

<b>President-elect Donald Trump listens to a question as he speaks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP)</b><p>We’re now in a battle over the very concepts of reason and fact that the Enlightenment brought forth<p>Neal Gabler<p>January 30, 2017 1:00pm …

Donald Trump

Human rights now face their gravest threat – Trumpism | Natalie Nougayrède

With a populist in the White House, only resistance can protect rights the world struggled to enshrine<p>Remember the 1990s? Anyone who cares about human rights must now recall the era with a knot in their stomach. Compared with what’s happening today, that decade feels like a lost era of …

The 100 best nonfiction books: the story so far

At the halfway point in his series, our columnist reflects on what constitutes a classic, the selection process and the omissions he regrets<p>As this <i>Guardian</i>-<i>Observer</i> list reaches its halfway mark with a gay Englishman and a polemical African American social scientist (Lytton Strachey and WEB Du …

7 Brutal Lessons that Ultimately Make Life Beautiful

The reason for our suffering, in all walks of life, is our resistance to the truth.Sometimes it’s brutally hard to accept life’s greatest lessons. …

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Barack Obama

Eye makeup looks inspired by famous paintings will blow your mind

LONDON — Some works of art are so impressive, the very idea of trying to emulate them is intimidating.<p>But a London-based aspiring makeup artist has …

Want to Break a Bad Habit? Science Says Do These 4 Things

There's a science to changing bad behaviors, and you can master it.<p>It's 3 p.m., and you're knee-deep in an afternoon energy slump.<p>You head towards the office kitchen to grab a glass of water where you're encountered by a box of treats that seems to be calling your name. "Just one," you swear. But …

“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 …

Civil Rights

Don’t make New Year’s resolutions this year. Redesign your life instead, Stanford professor says.

By Neda Semnani<p>Throughout our lives, there will be moments when we’ll find ourselves stuck or worried that we’ve fallen short of our potential and greatest ambitions. We might find ourselves fantasizing over a different career or another partner, wondering if it is too late to change.<p>In their new …

Prototypes

If Dylann Roof’s murder conviction was a win for racial justice, we need higher standards

The soft bigotry of low expectations for the legal system.<p>Dylann Roof, the 22-year-old white supremacist who killed nine people at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015, has been found guilty. He confessed to the crime, saying, “I went to that church in Charleston, and I did it,” …

Dylann Roof

Is income inequality always a bad thing?

Income inequality is on the rise. Many economists and analysts take it as given that inequality does economic harm. But for something that has become conventional wisdom, there is surprisingly little evidence to make a definitive case that income inequality is bad for the economy.<p>First, the facts: …

When The New York Times Defended Putting a Black Man in the Bronx Zoo

Just as the late Stephen Jay Gould updated Charles Darwin by arguing that humans evolved through fits and starts—“punctuated equilibrium”—social …

Civil Rights

The 10 most important books of 2016

Books are slow food. It generally takes two years, two hardworking years, to cook up a book from idea to publication. Some writers can go faster — those who publish a book a year (or more) are working at top speed — while others write much more slowly, ruminating and reworking and false-starting …

75 quotes to inspire, motivate, and move you

<b>"I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself." Marlene Dietrich</b><p>Quotes, quotations, words of wisdom, pearls of wisdom...we all have our favorites. We call on them when we need motivation, …

50+ Highly Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For 2017

Life is filled with highs and lows —peaks and valleys that will test your resilience and integrity, push you to overcome challenges and leave you …

A new law protects US shoppers’ sacrosanct right to leave angry reviews on Yelp and Amazon

US customers, sleep easy: Your 800-word Yelp rage is now protected by law.<p>As of this week, the business practice of hiding “non-disparagement” clauses in terms and services is illegal. President Obama signed the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016, outlawing contracts with these clauses, on Dec. …