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Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Fake it till you make it: meet the wolves of Instagram

Their hero is Jordan Belfort, their social media feeds display super-rich lifestyles. But what are these self-styled traders really selling? By Symeon Brown<p>The original Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, was a rogue trader convicted of fraudulently selling worthless penny stocks to naive …

Social Media

12 Odd Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

Sometimes, odd jobs can be high-paying jobs.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>If you're looking for a high-paying job, don't overlook some of the oddest ones. They're the jobs you aren't likely to hear mentioned at a dinner party when someone asks, "What do you do?" You meet bankers …

Employment

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Employment

Yes, bacon really is killing us

Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe? By Bee Wilson<p>There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a …

Sandwiches

The Real Difference Between Men Who Rape and Those Who Don’t

If we can’t talk about patriarchy, then let’s admit we’re giving up on the goal of a world without rape and harassment.

Activism

Childbirth is killing black women in the US, and here's why

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was her second time lying numb in a hospital bed in North Bergen, New Jersey, with blood streaming down her legs and fear creeping into her heart.<p>At that moment, Timoria McQueen Saba thought to herself, "there's no way in the world that I'm the only woman who had this happen," she …

Pregnancy

Easy Backpacking Trips for Beginners

You don't need to be an expert to enjoy these scenic trails.<p>Everyone who has read Cheryl Strayed's <i>Wild</i> has probably envisioned themselves heading out …

The Ultimate Travel Bucket List: 100 Things To Do Before You Die

<b>The world is full of wonder and if you’re anything like us, you want to go out and explore it. We’ve chosen ultimate travel bucket list – 100</b> …

Baroque-inspired portraits of black girls highlight the beauty of natural hair

Hair plays a huge role in any woman’s life.<p>But for many women of colour, what they do with their hair can define them.<p>The pressure to conform to …

If You Prioritize Your 2018 Goals This Way, You'll Reach Every Single One of Them

Goals only get achieved when you prioritize them the right way.<p>I am obsessive about the goals I set.<p>Each year, right around Thanksgiving, I start reflecting. I can't help it. Growing up in the Midwest, this is the time of year when the cold settles in, the trees turn colors, and then bare. The …

I'm a financial planner — here are the best 7 pieces of advice I can give you about money in your 30s

Life can get complicated when you hit 30. You might be in the middle of countless transitions, like moving up in your career, starting a business, buying a home, getting married, growing your family — and a whole lot more.<p>I help my clients with these transitions and other concerns on a daily basis, …

Personal Finance

How Long $1 Million Will Last in Retirement in Every State

Anywhere between 12 and 26 years, depending on the state.<p>10,000 people turn 65 in the U.S. every single day. The average American retirement age is …

12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Streaming Devices

With the emergence of streaming devices, getting your favorite content from the internet to your TV is getting easier every day. Although Roku, …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Yoga

A group of women are launching a fund that plans to only invest in other women

It may limit the deals they see, but the partners claim they’ll still fare all right.<p>Two women who come from themale-dominated industries of philanthropy and Hollywood are creating a venture capital fund that plans to only invest in other women.<p>This is not the first venture fund to restrict deals …

Michelle Alexander on the War on Drugs: The Color of Drug Users Got Whiter, the Nation Got Nicer [Retracted]

<b>RETRACTED (6/12/18):</b><p>This story has been removed because we have discovered it was in breach of our editorial standards. If you’d like to know more, …

What are the seven wonders of the world?

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World<p>The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were a collection of remarkable constructions listed by various Greek authors, including Antipater of Sidon and Philo of Byzantium. The classic list featured seven wonders located in the Eastern Mediterranean.<p>1. Great Pyramid …

Ancient History

Why We Need to Focus on How Black Women Are Harmed by Police Violence

Two years after Sandra Bland's death, the specific impacts of police brutality on women of color remain understudied and underreported. With her forthcoming book, "Invisible No More," Andrea J. Ritchie is working to change that.<p>Last month, Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old black mother, called 911 to …

5 Startups Changing How Americans Buy Their First Home

The antiquated mortgage process is getting a digital upgrade.<p>House-hunting starts online these days, with a visit to Google or Zillow. That initial search might lead to a FaceTime “open house” or uncover a 3D house tour. But put in an offer, and the process quickly turns analog. The hunt has gone …

Fears of a 'utility death spiral' could be slowly killing solar power

But solar's proliferation is slowing, partly due to a well-funded lobbying campaign by conventional utility giants. According to a recent New York Times report, several large US utility companies have been working with state politicians nationwide to reverse economic incentives for homeowners to …

Solar Power

This Site Helps You Plan a Spontaneous Trip Around Your Budget

If you’re looking to use some vacation days, but you’re not sure where you want to go, travel booking site <b></b>Wander lets you search based on your …

Meet The Black Woman Reclaiming the Narrative of the Civil War

RICHMOND, Va. — On a hot July morning, Christy Coleman recounts the tales of hundreds of slaves who worked at the Tredegar Iron Works, a foundry located along the James River and a national landmark where weapons of the Confederacy were made during the Civil War. As she describes the burning of …

Florida state attorney pulled over in traffic stop that goes nowhere fast

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Florida state attorney who was pulled over in a traffic stop said she hopes to use the incident as a teachable moment for the community.<p>Aramis Ayala is Florida's first and only black elected state attorney. She's been no stranger to controversy since taking office in 2016 as top …

7 ETFs to Keep You Invested After Retirement

Don't let quitting work mean quitting on your financial future. These funds can help you keep your money growing.<p>It's a mistake to think that once …

9 smart things to buy as an investment in your future

Making sure you have enough wealth through old age used to be simpler. The idea behind pensions was that your employer would guarantee you a set …

16 Teens Got REAL About Their Concerns Regarding Sexual Assault at College

It seems that most college-bound women are, from the first minutes of orientation, warned about the possibility of sexual assault. They are told where not to go, what not to drink, who not to be alone with, where not to walk, and what not to wear. However, many women have learned about the …

Feminism

Black girls are seen as 'less innocent' than white girls, study finds

Adults perceive black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than white ones, a new study found.<p>The Georgetown Law report, <i>Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood</i>, expands on a 2014 study on adult perceptions of black boys. But the new study differs in how it examines adults' …

Women of Color

13 Smart Survivalist Tricks That Actually Solve Everyday Problems

Disastrously smart.

26 Things For People Who Pretty Much Enjoy Eating More Than Any Other Activity On Earth

This is not a drill, people. The products in this post were updated in October 2017.