Brenna Kutch

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I wore a 'Caucasians' shirt to expose the hypocrisy of racist logos

My hope is that people with privilege and the power to make change begin to truly assess who they are, what they support and what they stand (or kneel) for.<p>In an effort to turn a mirror back on people privileged enough to not have their respect challenged daily, I decided to wear a shirt that …

Washington Redskins

Judge rules that Judaism is not a race but Jewish people can be targeted for racism. Here's why that matters.

Judaism is not a race. But Jewish people can be targeted for racism.<p>That may seem like a contradiction. But a recent ruling by U.S. Magistrate Mark Hornsby of Louisiana updated anti-discrimination laws in the state. In doing so, Hornsby has potentially helped to clarify the distinction between race …

Rights & Freedoms

13 embarrassing self-help books that actually worked for us

As a diehard literary snob who once had to shut a book club down because it got too popular, this doesn’t come easily to me: I like the occasional …

Books

11 Instances Of Everyday Sexism Women Experience Without Realizing It

While it’s no secret that inequality still pervades in women’s daily lives, it can be hard to pinpoint exactly how and where inequality becomes an …

Feminism

A Sociologist Examines the “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism

In more than twenty years of running diversity-training and cultural-competency workshops for American companies, the academic and educator Robin DiAngelo has noticed that white people are sensationally, histrionically bad at discussing racism. Like waves on sand, their reactions form predictable …

Race & Ethnicity

13 Things Highly Successful People Do Not Waste Their Mental Energy On

Highly successful people (regardless of the variety of ways one could define being “successful”) all seem to understand a few core principles. Chief among them is that it is not your time, but your energy, that is limited each day and therefore, needs to be carefully managed.<p>This is why you hear …

Self-improvement

Raising Brilliant Kids — With Research To Back You Up

<i>An earlier version of this piece ran in 2016.</i><p>"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to …

Pedagogy

Here’s the final nail in the coffin of open plan offices

A new study from Harvard Business School finds that open plan offices don’t live up to the hype–in fact, the idea that they promote interaction is dead wrong.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> The Conversation<i>.</i><p>Open plan offices have taken off because of a desire to increase interaction and …

Employment

Spain to introduce ‘yes means yes’ sexual consent law

Spain’s socialist government is to introduce a law on consent aimed at removing ambiguity in rape cases.<p>Under the law, consent would have to be explicit. It states that “yes means yes” and anything else, including silence, means no. Sex without explicit consent would therefore be considered …

Europe

This Is What Happens When A Man Compliments A Woman -- And She Agrees

Ladies, I think we can all agree that chivalry culture is canceled<p>If you’re a woman who exists on Planet Earth, you’ve experienced chivalry culture. …

Feminism

‘Silence Is Common’: White Man Who Put Racist Restaurant Owner on Blast Says White People Need to Speak Up About Racism

For weeks, Don Merckle wondered what he might have done to make the owner of Main Street Public House confide in him about his racism.<p>Was it his …

Facts don’t change people’s minds. Here’s what does

If you had asked me this question – How do you change a mind? – two years ago, I would have given you a different answer.<p>As a former scientist, I …

Al Gore

From Chaos To Calm: A Life Changed By Ketamine

For six years now, life has been really good for James. He has a great job as the creative director of an advertising firm in New York City. He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.<p>And it has all been possible, he says, because for the past six years he has been taking a drug called ketamine.<p>…

Psychiatry

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.<p><i>Note: this article was updated on June 13 to clarify that apps like Facebook don't automatically have access to your data.</i><p>A couple years ago, something strange happened. A friend and I were sitting at a bar, iPhones in …

12 Research-Backed Practices for Enjoying Life Regardless of How Much You're Stressed at Work

Trust the science. You can stay unruffled despite all the hassles.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Research shows most of us are feeling more overwhelmed and stressed out than ever before. Stress affects us not only psychologically but also physically. Feeling stressed …

Mindfulness

This tech company has the most burned out workers

<b>30.</b> Netflix — 38.89% stressed <b><br>29.</b> PayPal — 41.82% stressed <b><br>28.</b> Twitter — 43.90% stressed <b><br>27.</b> Facebook 48.97% stressed <b><br>26.</b> Uber — 49.52% stressed <b><br>25.</b> …

A new PSA brilliantly captures the frustration of being a woman in the workplace

The stage-an-experiment-to-prove-a-point genre of public service announcements is long past its prime, but the odd one can still be surprising, even poignant.<p>Earlier this week, the Mayor of London’s office published one such video PSA, provocatively answering the question, “What does gender …

Black men arrested at Starbucks settle with the company

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the world's biggest coffee-shop chain Wednesday for an undisclosed sum and an offer of a free college education.<p>Separately, they reached a deal with the city for a symbolic $1 …

Entrepreneurship

The rare sight of women wearing glasses in Korea speaks to its unjust beauty norms

Lim Hyeon-ju wakes up at 2:40am to get ready to read the news on South Korean television at 6am. One day, she decided to break her routine—and ditch her contact lenses for glasses.<p>Her decision was borne out of convenience, but also the desire to make a bold statement—it shouldn’t be taboo for …

This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

For over 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups:<p>456 poor people in Boston from 1939 …

Happiness

People Voted for Trump Because They Were Anxious, Not Poor

A new study finds that Trump voters weren’t losing income or jobs. Instead, they were concerned about their place in the world.<p>For the past 18 months, many political scientists have been seized by one question: Less-educated whites were President Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters. But why, …

Donald Trump

White people abandon diverse neighborhoods for racial, not economic reasons

When people of color move into a community, white people tend to move out. This phenomenon—known as “white flight”—is well-established in sociological research. It has, however, been much harder to come to a definitive conclusion as to why this happens.<p>On one side of the debate, researchers say …

Race & Ethnicity

How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Leadership

Why girls can be boyish but boys can't be girlish

<b>(CNN) —</b> For his birthday this year, my 5-year-old son asked for a My Little Pony sweatshirt. He didn't know that it was categorized as girls' clothing, only that, like his beloved Rainbow Dash, it was polychromatic, glittery, winged and perfect.<p>He has spent his early years in Oakland, California, …

Feminism

Here’s The Creative Process That Lets Me Write 2–3 Articles Per Day.

There is only one way of predictably creating results in any type of creative endeavour. And that is to have a clearly defined creative process.<p>In …

Creative Writing

Finland has found the answer to homelessness. It couldn’t be simpler | Harry Quilter-Pinner

The number of rough sleepers in Britain is soaring, with deaths now a weekly occurrence. It’s time we got over our prejudices<p>“I was born in Liverpool and grew up on a council estate. I had a clean home, toys and nice meals as a kid. When I was nine years old, the sexual abuse started. My abusers …

Homelessness

Want to Avoid Hiring People You Can't Trust Later? Ask These 5 Powerful Interview Questions

Warren Buffett famously said that you should interview for intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they don't have the last one, don't bother.<p>Are you a hiring manager or a person who conducts interviews as part of your job? Well, if you're not employing the science of behavioral interviewing in …

The Backpage.com Shutdown is Making Life Hell for Sex Workers - them.

Grace* is a queer single mother raising a child with a chronic illness. On Friday morning, she found out that federal authorities just gutted her …

Stop Looking for the Perfect Candidate. Look for One Who's Failed

It takes a special kind of person to succeed in a startup environment -- particularly someone who's familiar with failure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every day, startups walk the line between genius and failure. So it takes a special type of person to succeed in …

Employment

How to achieve your goals the easy way (using the Kaizen approach)

In 2015, I set a New Year’s resolution to achieve the goal of waking up at 5 a.m. daily from January through to December.<p>During the first week of …