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If you’re thinking of retiring in Ecuador …

<b>Just four years ago, taking an early retirement on a Pacific beach in South America was not part of my plan. Yet here I am, 58 years old, retired and</b> …

South America

Colin Kaepernick will not be silent: He's a black man first

When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick brought light to the issue of police brutality by kneeling in protest during the national …

Salma Hayek turns 50 and has never looked better

Salma Hayek is having a milestone birthday this month when she turns 50 on September 2.<p>It’s hard to believe the Mexican actress is pushing 50, but Hayek‘s got a beauty secret that’s helped preserve her million-dollar look — drinking bone broth.<p>“It’s very good for all your health and it’s full of …

Salma Hayek

Gender Studies

<i>Audio:</i> Curtis Sittenfeld reads.<p>Nell and Henry always said that they would wait until marriage was legal for everyone in America, and now this is the case—it’s August, 2015—but earlier in the week Henry eloped with his graduate student Bridget. Bridget is twenty-three, moderately but not …

Relationships

Eight Foods to Eat During Your Menstrual Cycle

This is for the ladies- the best foods to eat during your menstrual cycle. During this time we need extra self-care, self-love and nourishment as our …

17 Genius Cooking Tricks That Professional Chefs Want You To Know

Steal their secrets and everything you make will get a little bit more delicious.

Was the US health industry under a concerted attack, and we missed it in the noise?

News first hit media outlets on Monday, June 27, 2016 that a U.S. healthcare database had been breached and half a million patient records had been stolen and posted for sale on the Dark Web. Later reports suggested even more records had been stolen when the hacker advertised another 9.3 million …

The Laziest Lie Of Donald Trump's Entire Campaign (So Far)

Remember back in 2008 when people were attributing Barack Obama's election to how great he was at social media, and it seemed like the internet and …

'Undeclared Civil War:' Black Youths Under Threat of 'Genocide' in Brazil, 1 Killed Every 23 Minutes Per Report

Afro-Brazilians have led many social rebellions over the course of their history in the South American country. From the indomitable quilombo …

Brazil

How To Stop Hating Exercise, From 13 Women Who Managed To Do It

We'd all like to be that lucky lady calmly smiling to herself while trotting along on the treadmill, but the reality of most people's relationship to exercise is probably a little (OK, a lot) more grim. Much like making the time for 8 hours of sleep a night, we all know we <i>should</i> commit to an …

6 Tricks Food Companies Use To Make You Eat Fake, Toxic Food

Shares 64<p>Just when you think you’re on the right track to healthy eating, you find out that your food is hiding something. The food industry has …

International Beer Day: the world's best beers to try before you die

5 Tech Trends to Watch at SxSW 2016

Here's what everyone will be talking about this weekend at the annual conference in Austin.<p>With apologies to the people behind CES, my favorite conference starts tomorrow in Austin. SxSW is a bastion of innovative new product demos, incredible apps (last year, Meerkat was the talk of the show--it …

Virtual Reality

9 Dynamic Poems You Need To Hear This Black History Month

These poems are bound to keep you "woke" well beyond Black History Month.<p>With a little over a week left in Black History Month, there are some raw details about our history in America that everyone should hear. What better way to convey these necessary details than through poetry and spoken …

The Only 7 Gym Machines Worth Using

Despite the fact that kettlebells and bodyweight workouts might win the gym popularity contest right now, fitness pros agree: Not only are exercise …

Workouts

Tracing Slaves to Their African Homelands

From Caribbean sugar plantations to the South Atlantic island of St. Helena, researchers are unlocking the long-kept secrets of enslaved peoples.<p>More than twelve million people crossed from Africa to the New World as slaves. Historians know a good deal about the African ports where they embarked, …

The Birth of a Nation: Nate Parker's slave drama gets standing ovation at Sundance Film Festival, early Oscar buzz

This year’s <i>Sundance Film Festival</i> has already screened some quite remarkable projects, but none have had the same impact as Nate Parker’s <i>The Birth of</i> …

Winter storm brings near-record snow to eastern US as 19 deaths reported

• Estimated 80m people across 20 states face warnings over weather<br>• Coast faces flooding and hundreds of people are stranded along highways<p>A powerful, sprawling winter storm buried the eastern US in near-record snow on Saturday, leaving in its wake accidents, injuries and deaths from the deep south to …