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No Country For Brown Women

When I left India for America fourteen months ago, I'd assumed that freedom and safety would be part of the package. On November 9th, I learned that I'd been wrong — when you're not safe in your homeland, you're not safe anywhere.<p>The first signs of panic came around 9pm.<p>I could feel my palms …

Can a child who starts kindergarten with few reading or math skills catch up?

Giuliana Tapia was way behind her classmates.<p>She was just 5 years old, starting kindergarten at Telesis Academy of Science and Math in West Covina.<p>At a kindergarten screening two months before her first day, she happily chattered about her dog Toodles, her favorite color pink, her Santa Claus …

Middle School

Watch: The Japanese Art of Candy Sculpting

Japanese Art

Sea otter cuddles her pup to keep it dry and warm while it sleeps

When you live in the sea, it's hard to keep dry and warm during the night when you want a snooze.<p>Adult sea otters often hold hands to keep together when they sleep on their backs in the ocean, but this little pup wanted to stay warm, dry and safe during its nap.<p>So, its mother lay on her back and …

Donald Trump Sees Women as Either Mothers or Sex Objects

I'm a mother, but I'm a woman first, and I'm suspicious of anyone who seeks to undermine that solidarity.<p>A week or so ago, I got the most beautiful Trump family photo in the mail.<p>In the picture, Ivanka Trump plays on a pastel rug with her daughter, Arabella, and her first son, Joseph. She holds a …

A New Leaf: Artist Jenny Kiker’s Botanical Paintings

We’re obsessed with botanical artist Jenny Kiker’s beautifully detailed paintings of leaves and plants (which she sells individually as she paints …

12 Amazing Photos From the 2016 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' Awards

This year's theme was 'society's interactions with the natural world.'<p>With this year's theme being 'society's interactions with the natural world,' the winners of the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year have been revealed with Tim Lewan's four part documentation of Orangutan's in Borneo taking …

Video: Jonathan Quick loses his cool after Sharks goal

Bold proclamation: the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings aren’t especially fond of each other.<p>Wednesday provided the latest example, as Jonathan …

Hillary Clinton explains why she appears "cold" and it will break your heart

Hillary Clinton’s historic achievement — she is the first woman presidential nominee for a major political party in America — has represented …

Anton Yelchin, ‘Star Trek’ Actor, Dead at 27

<b>UPDATE:</b> The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee actor Anton Yelchin was driving at the time of his fatal accident was under recall, <i>The Associated Press</i> reports. …

Louis XIV Decor and Spring Roses: Inside the Restoration of an 18th-Century French Château

“In the cycle of seasons, spring takes its turn,” writes Karina Waters, the owner of the Château de Gudanes, an 18th-century property in the South of France her family has been thoughtfully restoring since 2013. She continues: “The Château gardens have sprung into all variegations of green, and …

State of the Los Angeles Kings

The Kings were back in the playoffs in 2016 but did they really improve from 2015? (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)<p>In the overall picture, at the …

Off-Season Game Plan: Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings were the league’s top possession team by a significant margin last season, yet lasted only five games in the playoffs before …

Howe left lasting legacy in San Jose

<b>SAN JOSE</b> -- Gordie Howe was one of the first people to wear a San Jose Sharks sweater.<p>It was one day in an epic life, but it's important to remember …

Ice Hockey

Logan Couture no longer overlooked after playoff performance

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Logan Couture is easily overlooked, even in San Jose.<p>What with the wacky Brent Burns, ageless Joe Thornton and gritty Joe …

Ice Hockey

Sharks' Burns equally as colorful as his suits

<b>SAN JOSE --</b> It's hard to completely describe Brent Burns and, yet, so incredibly easy. He is all the things you think he is, a larger-than-life …

Burns

Best 12 moments from the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Pittsburgh Penguins put a fork in the 2016 post-season with a Game 6 victory over the San Jose Sharks to capture the franchise’s fourth Stanley …

Ice Hockey

This year's Stanley Cup playoffs had it all. If only hockey fans had watched it

The anemic television ratings for this year’s compelling NHL post-season raise an important question: why don’t hockey fans like hockey?<p>The 2016 NHL playoffs are over, and perhaps not a moment too soon for broadcasters. We will wait to see how ratings for Game 6 – the season’s finale – which …

As The Number Of Homeless Students Soars, How Schools Can Serve Them Better

When Caitlin Cheney was living at a campground in Washington state with her mother and younger sister, she would do her homework by the light of the portable toilets, sitting on the concrete.<p>She maintained nearly straight A's even though she had to hitchhike to school, making it there an average of …

Poetic Fountain Sculptures Designed for Water to Creatively Cascade

These stunning wood and bronze sculptures radiate a sense of tranquillity that complements the endless flowing water pouring forth from their limbs, hair, waists, and clothes. Created by Malgorzata Chodakowska, each piece balances beautiful lines with an energetic tension that speaks to the …

Sculpture

A Massive, Ancient Platform Discovered in Petra Has Been 'Hidden in Plain Sight'

Archaeologists have used satellite imagery and drone photography to discover an enormous ceremonial platform near the center of the ancient city of …

Howard Hodgkin interview: 'The older I get, the more I am afraid of this great void coming up'

<i>This interview with Howard Hodgkin, who has died aged 84, was first published in June 2016 as part of our In The Studio series</i><p>The British artist Howard Hodgkin is a painter and printmaker. Born in London, in 1932, he was schooled at Eton and Camberwell College of Art. His abstract pieces, which …

Art

How to cultivate winning writing habits | Articles | Writing & Editing

As many professional writers will tell you, good habits are everything.<p>If procrastination or writer’s block sets in, the writer’s bank account might …

Writing

Where a Miscarriage Lands You in Jail

Maria Teresa Rivera was accused of self-inducing an abortion and sentenced to 40 years for suffering a miscarriage.<p>When Maria Teresa Rivera regained …

How to Respectfully Take Photos in Museums and Art Galleries

Museums are always a go-to haven for inspiration and knowledge, but there’s no denying that the size of visiting crowds can get overwhelming and in …

8 Things People With Spotless Bathrooms Do Every Day

Adopt these habits and your toilet, shower, and sink will always sparkle.<p>If the bathroom is your least favorite space in your entire home to clean, we hear you. It's messy, germy, and sometimes smelly. But what if we told you by adopting a few daily habits you can actually clean this room less …

22 Quotes From Salvador Dali That Creatively Inspire Success

For success today, you have to be creative or get passed by. Dali was an expert in thinking differently and teaches you his approach.<p>If you are simply doing business the same as everyone else you are destined for mediocrity. Whether you are a CEO building a company or trying to achieve top …

Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway …