Christina McDade

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Donald Trump may be the best thing that ever happened to George W. Bush

George W. Bush received three standing ovations last week, the first for the mere mention of his name.<p>Bush was in town for the Atlantic Council’s annual fundraiser, where he received the Distinguished International Leadership Award from the influential think tank. More than 800 guests from 70 …

15 Stylish Houseplants That Actually Thrive In Low Light

Hard to kill, easy on the eyes.<p>(Be cautious if you have pets, though — some of these can be toxic.)

Deleting Facebook Won’t Protect Your Information, But Doing This Will

This week, news broke that the data analytics company Cambridge Analytica (which worked with the Trump campaign) had illegally mined data from 50 million Facebook users to spread disinformation. As a result, many internet users are decrying the platform, and the hashtag #DeleteFacebook is trending …

Social Media

National Geographic is finally reckoning with its “racist” coverage of people of color

After 130 years of publication, <i>National Geographic</i> magazine is reckoning with its past, saying its coverage of people of color both and in and outside the United States was for generations “racist.”<p>In an article published by editor Susan Goldberg, the magazine said its examination of its past …

Race & Ethnicity

11 of the best Google Chrome extensions to make your life easier

Chrome's web store is full of little digital gadgets to help make your web browsing simpler, more productive, and more enjoyable. Here are our top …

These were Obama's 22 favorite songs in 2017

Former President Barack Obama has made no secret of his love for hip-hop, soul, and all kinds of popular music throughout his eight years in office.<p>He released his Spotify summer playlists last year, and reportedly used Eminem's "Lose Yourself" to get hyped before his 2016 speech at the Democratic …

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

Young or old, Saudi women live under male relatives' control

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — First she's in the hands of her father, then she moves to her husband. Often, she ends up under the power of her …

#findourgirls #tearswecannotstop https://t.co/teoXCqyAWW

18 Underrated TV Shows You Should Be Watching

You'll thank us later.<p>To find out where these shows are available in your region check out JustWatch.

12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a convenient way to stay on top of all kinds of topics. As a result, the field is becoming steadily more crowded--a recent check of iTunes showed more than 100 podcasts with the word <i>leadership</i> in their title. Some are focused on special interests like …

Self-improvement

Persian Perspective: Best Books to Understand Iran

The Paradox of Modern Iran<p>Hooman Majd<p>As the grandson of an Ayatollah and the son of Iranian diplomat, journalist Hooman Majd is uniquely situated to comment on the state of modern Iran. In <i>The Ayatollah Begs to Differ</i>, Majd presents a portrait of a complex and misunderstood culture seen through the …

Books

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…

Mission Impossible

Barack Obama Ranked 12th Best U.S. President Ever in Major Survey of Historians

Barack Obama has been whisked to a very good table at the club of former presidents, according to a C-SPAN survey of 91 presidential historians …

Riding Along With Milwaukee's Counselors For Traumatized Youths

In Milwaukee, and cities across the country, mental health workers partner with cops to heal those left in the wake of violence through a science-driven police reform that may be immune to Trump-era politics.<p><b>Tai Hooper, 34,</b> and Hendriel Anderson, 40, roll into the parking lot of a Northwest …

Red State, Blue City

The United States is coming to resemble two countries, one rural and one urban. What happens when they go to war?<p>The United States now has its most metropolitan president in recent memory: a Queens-bred, skyscraper-building, apartment-dwelling Manhattanite. Yet it was rural America that carried …

Urban Design

Solange - Interview Magazine

It’s difficult to keep in mind the effort, the control required to make music that feels as graceful and cool as Solange’s <i>A Seat at the …

What The People Who Read Your College Application Really Think

Time to get together the transcripts and the test scores and put the final touches on those personal essays. It's college application season, again.<p>To a lot of students, the process seems wrapped in a shroud of mystery. What exactly happens when you send your application out into the unknown only …

20 One-week Vacations to Take Between Jobs

The best way to get ready for a new job? Take a vacation!<p>Getting a new full-time gig is thrilling, and the very best way to start a new position is …

The Glare Varies for Two Actors on Hollywood’s Awards Trail

LOS ANGELES — This was supposed to be the awards season when Hollywood, having been scorched by consecutive #OscarsSoWhite years, avoided tumult over race.<p>Not so.<p>In heated conversations in Hollywood in recent weeks, prompted by articles on websites like The Daily Beast, Mic and ThinkProgress, …

The Wrong Eating Habits Can Hurt Your Brain, Not Just Your Waistline

Being overweight can raise your blood pressure, cholesterol and risk for developing diabetes. It could be bad for your brain, too.<p>A diet high in saturated fats and sugars, the so-called Western diet, actually affects the parts of the brain that are important to memory and make people more likely to …

Diabetes

How Indiana’s school voucher program soared, and what it says about education in the Trump era

Indiana lawmakers originally promoted the state’s school voucher program as a way to make good on America’s promise of equal opportunity, offering children from poor and lower-middle-class families an escape from public schools that failed to meet their needs.<p>But five years after the program was …

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

The 25 Best Returning Shows of 2016 – Variety

My other two lists this year — an overall Best Shows of 2016 and my Best New Shows roster — have 20 shows each on them, but this one has to be a bit …

TV

Why as a Black Muslim Woman I Feel I Can’t Be a Feminist

The movement has consistently alienated women like me.<p>I'm a 25-year-old grown-ass woman who is not a feminist. Before you roll your eyes and lump me in with the Kim Kardashian/Shailene Woodley brand of deep-thinkers who don't know what feminism is, listen to what I have to say. When you think …

The American Dream, Quantified at Last

The phrase “American dream” was invented during the Great Depression. It comes from a popular 1931 book by the historian James Truslow Adams, who defined it as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone.”<p>In the decades that followed, the dream became a …

Demographics

How can I help Syrian refugees? 5 charities and organizations that are fighting the crisis

The Syrian civil war has ravaged the people and country for five years now and there appears to be no end in sight. Involvement of international …

Is College Worth It? Recent Grads Share Their Experiences

When young adults set out to pick a college back in 2010 and 2011, they were making a decision of a lifetime amid big financial obstacles: soaring tuition and the great recession.<p>And as they progressed through their college careers, a debate over the value of college grew louder.<p>A long held mantra …