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If your house needs an extreme deep clean, pay close attention to these 9 tips

No matter how often you clean your house, there are always areas that end up neglected. Some are too out of the way and easy to forget whereas others …

Demonstration

The Best (and Worst) Countries to Be a Woman

The World Economic Forum has just come out with their latest data on global gender equality, and the short version could well be this old Beatles lyric: ”I’ve got to admit it’s getting better. A little better, all the time. (It can’t get more worse.)”<p>I talked with Saadia Zahidi, a Senior Director …

BILL GROSS: The economy is 'a Monopoly board,' and everybody is losing

In his latest investment outlook on Wednesday, Gross said credit creation had reached its limits and there was nothing central banks could do about it. This means the global economy, which Gross said is based on credit creation, in turn is slowly grinding to a halt.<p>To illustrate his point, Gross …

Economics

28 Days of #BlackLit!

For each day of Black History Month, I counted down (on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) 28 books that I believe are essential reading, particularly …

I Told My Trump-Supporting Mom I'm Having A Biracial Baby. Here's What Happened.

In the volatile era of Donald Trump and the transparency created by the digital age, a lot of us find ourselves on different sides of social and political issues than some of the people we love.<p>I grew up in eastern North Carolina among conservative farmers, but as a filmmaker, most of my colleagues …

Sex, jealousy and gender: Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca 80 years on

Du Maurier’s bestselling novel reveals much about the author’s fluid sexuality – her ‘Venetian tendencies’ – and about being a boy stuck in the wrong body, writes Olivia Laing<p>In 1937, a young army wife sat at her typewriter in a rented house in Alexandria, Egypt. She wasn’t happy. Despite coming …

Literature

What is Loyola basketball's 'Wall of Culture'? It's a guide to team's remarkable season

In the middle of the Loyola basketball locker room, Aher Uguak sat quietly dressing for practice until his coach put the player on the spot. …

The many enablers of Larry Nassar

Nassar will never be a free man again. But this story is far from over.<p>Larry Nassar — who used his position as an elite doctor with USA Gymnastics …

We Are Our Own Typos

Everyone seems to be writing about the recently announced effort by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Chase to attack their employee health …

Super Bowl LII Destruction in Philadelphia Was a White Riot

Cars were flipped, property was destroyed.<p><i>In this op-ed, Jenn M. Jackson, a writer, activist, and Ph.D. candidate in American Politics at the University of Chicago, explains why destruction that occurred in Philadelphia following Super Bowl LII was actually white rioting.</i><p>On February 4, the …

28 Days, 28 Films for Black History Month

Our chief film critics have chosen essential movies from the 20th century that convey the larger history of black Americans in cinema.

Black History

T-Mobile customers are now seeing voicemail transcripts in Google Phone app

The Google Phone app already has a dedicated visual voicemail tab that allows users to listen to and delete voicemails quickly. It's a huge …

American Masters - A series examining the lives, works, and creative processes of outstanding artists.

White People Understand Exactly How Racism Works

Don’t be fooled, the defiant ignorance on the right and the left is necessary for the perpetuation of white supremacy and privilege.<p>Facebook Twitter …

Roy Moore

Seal Implicates Oprah As 'Part of The Problem for Decades'

Keeping in mind that low-res photos posted on the internet out of context with ALL CAPS meme overlays are generally unreliable sources of news or …

Harvey Weinstein

Trump administration opens door to states imposing Medicaid work requirements

The Trump administration issued guidance to states on Thursday that will allow them to compel people to work or prepare for jobs in order to receive Medicaid for the first time in the half-­century history of this fundamental piece of the nation's social safety net.<p>The letter to state Medicaid …

Health Care
Health Care

I was invited to give a TEDWomen talk — then asked to “cut Black Lives Matter” from it

On Sept 27th, 2017 I received an email from TEDWomen inviting me to share my poetry at their upcoming conference. The conference was themed ‘Bridges’ …

Black Lives Matter

'Roman J. Israel, Esq.' is one of the most confounding misfires of 2017

<b>This post discusses the plot of “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” in broad terms but avoids the details of the film’s twist.</b><p>Most of the time, I’d rather watch a movie with a lot of ambition even if it turns into a colossal failure than sit through a couple of hours of something that feels conservatively …

Long Haul

Make your home smell good forever. Here are 5 natural ways to freshen any room

Keeping your home smelling fresh is an ongoing battle. We are all constantly dealing with musty basements and bathrooms, living rooms overrun with …

32 of the Absolute Best Freebies We’ve Ever Found Online

Disclosure:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

The Rainbo Building's History, 4812-4836 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois.

<b>An In-Depth Look at the History of the Rainbo Building Starting from 1894.</b> <br>The Rainbo building (yes, 'Rainbo' is the correct spelling) on Clark …

Water Management boss says he's changed culture that fostered racism

Water Management Commissioner Randy Conner claimed Friday to have “changed the culture” of the department at the center of an email scandal, even as …

Michelle Obama

How to get Android 8.0 Oreo on your Galaxy S8 right now

Just like it did last year with Android 7.0 Nougat, Samsung is launching a beta program for Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners to get a taste of Android 8.0 …

How Black Americans See Discrimination

One of the paradoxes of racial discrimination is the way it can remain obscured even to the people to whom it's happening. Here's an example: In an ambitious, novel study conducted by the Urban Institute a few years ago, researchers sent actors with similar financial credentials to the same real …

Demographics

How To Get Away With Murder star Alfred Enoch writes emotional letter to his younger self about growing up mixed-race

exclusive<p><i>Alfred Enoch writes a powerful letter to his younger self about growing up mixed-race in Britain and seeing racism in a different</i> …

Insults, Lawsuits And Broken Rules: How Trump Built A California Golf Course

<i>Editor's Note: This story includes language that may be offensive to some readers.</i><p>When Donald Trump arrived in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., in 2002, he was welcomed as a "white knight," says former City Councilman Tom Long.<p>Trump bought a golf course there that had gone bankrupt after the 18th hole …

Donald Trump

Ibram Kendi, one of the nation’s leading scholars of racism, says education and love are not the answer

Founder of new anti-racism center at American University sees impact of policy, culture on black athletes<p>It’s a Wednesday night at a bookstore in a …

Black History