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18 Things to Do When Visiting Cape Town, South Africa

Adventure awaits in South Africa.<p>February 16, 2018<p>Cape Town, South Africa is vibrant, adventure-filled city that will definitely satisfy your …

South Africa

'As a black woman I'm always fetishised': racism in the bedroom

In a Bedfordshire nightclub, white couples queue to have sex with black men. Meanwhile, black women are routinely snubbed on dating sites. Why do racial stereotypes persist when it comes to sex?<p>It’s past midnight, November 2016, in Dunstable, a small town in Bedfordshire. My friend Miranda has …

The 5 Best-Selling Handguns of 2017

Even though sales across the industry are down, some models are still proving extra popular with gun buyers.<p>Despite gun sales declining in 2017 from …

Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why

On a melancholy Saturday this past February, Shalon Irving's "village" — the friends and family she had assembled to support her as a single mother — gathered at a funeral home in a prosperous black neighborhood in southwest Atlanta to say goodbye.<p>The afternoon light was gray but bright, flooding …

Unraveling Racial Hatred in ‘Mudbound’

The drama “Mudbound” debuted to a standing ovation and rave reviews earlier this year at Sundance, kicking off inevitable awards speculation, especially for its director, Dee Rees. If Ms. Rees were to land an Academy Award nomination for best director, she would be only the fifth woman, and the …

Mary J. Blige

To many Americans, being patriotic means being white

Vice President Pence portrayed his walk out of Sunday’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers as an of act patriotism.<p>Pence’s remarks followed President Trump’s lead in trying to make the NFL players’ national anthem protests of racial inequality in America about patriotism …

Political Science

The Rules You Need To Know When Airlines Lose Your Luggage

It's more than you might think.<p>When an airline loses your luggage, it’s never fun. But smart travelers can end up collecting major cash after such instances if they follow the correct protocol.<p>You should know that <b>on flights within the U.S., airlines are legally required to reimburse you up to</b> …

25 Profound Mindfulness Meditation Quotes That Will Help You Find the Real You

If you’ve read anything about mindfulness or Buddhism, you’ve probably at one point given meditation a go. And if you’re like most people, you found …

Meditation

Here's What The Lettuce In Your Salad Actually Does For Your Body

Are you choosing the right greens?<p>We all know that salads are great for us ― they aid in digestion (thanks to fiber) and they’re full of antioxidants ― but it’s a good idea to make sure you’re building that salad with the best greens.<p>There’s a reason kale salads have taken off in popularity; …

10 Must-have mindfulness and meditation apps that shouldn’t live without

Share60<p>Tweet<p>Share56<p>+12<p>Shares 118<p>For thousands of years, Eastern cultures have used meditation as an effective way to quiet the mind and focus on the …

Meditation

Improve Your Balance - A Simple New Year's Resolution

<i>Balancing in the New Year! Photo source pixabay.com</i><p>I wish I spent my New Year's Eve all dressed up, twirling with a partner around the dance floor (I'm a competitive ballroom dancer). Do you know how I actually spent it? Huddled at my desk, working on a major government contract (I'm also a …

An Illegitimate President

To repeat a hackneyed phrase, we are in unchartered territory.<p>We have a president-elect who has already demonstrated that he places himself above the interests of the country. In continually denying the importance of Russian interference, he is issuing an open invitation for Russia, and others, to …

7 Compelling Reasons to Have More Sex

Source: puhhha/Shutterstock<p>Everyone knows that, along with eating chocolate and drinking wine, having sex is one of the best things you can do for …

Physiology

6 exercises to reduce stress

<b>(CNN) —</b> Calming activities such as yoga and meditation can be very effective stress relievers, especially when integrated into daily life. However, sometimes stress, like steam trapped under the lid of a boiling pot, needs a more powerful release.<p>There's a common saying in sports for that type of …

CNN

What Great Listeners Actually Do

Chances are you think you’re a good listener. People’s appraisal of their listening ability is much like their assessment of their driving skills, in that the great bulk of adults think they’re above average.<p>In our experience, most people think good listening comes down to doing three things:<p>Not …

Top 10 novels about deranged killers

From Norman Bates to Hannibal Lecter, murderous bogeymen exercise an enduring grip on readers’ imaginations. These are some of the best, and most frightening<p>Nearly six decades after its original publication, Robert Bloch’s novel Psycho remains the progenitor and touchstone of all the deranged …

Building An Inside-Out Life - Part 2

<b>2. Practices That Build Your Inner Life</b><p>In Part I of this post I wrote that your inner life is usually neglected, in contrast to your outer life. I …

Mindfulness

Try These Two Mental Techniques To Feel Less Time Pressure

<i>Both techniques can reduce that anxious, rushed feeling on a daily basis, research finds.</i>> Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: …

Writing

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …