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Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.

Racism

How to Drink Mindfully

A few years ago, I noticed a trend among the people I socialize with. Instead of suggesting we meet for coffee, it was, “Let’s get drinks!” Maybe …

Alcohol

From Cobbler to Mofongo: A Recipe For Every Day of Black History Month

My family was their most affectionate around the dinner table. It was the most consistently positive emotional exchange that I remember, which might be the source of my passion for cooking for others. How could you not want to shower love on one another while eating soulful dishes like crispy fried …

Preserving Our History Through Storytelling

For more than a decade, StoryCorps and the 9/11 Memorial Museum have worked together on the September 11th Initiative, which aims to record one oral …

Museum of Broken Relationships: Love found and lost

From a toaster to an ax, each of the seemingly ordinary items on display comes with an emotionally charged story of love – found, cherished and …

Positive Thinking

Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) | Costume Design Formed of Swags of Gold Beads Draped from Silver Headdress to Ankles for "L'Or," Ziegfield Follies | The Met

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Forget Toddlers in Tiaras. Dad Pageants Are In.

One small Wisconsin town has expanded their yearly pageant to include the upstanding men of Midwest America.<p>The village of Frederic isn’t big enough …

Walmart

Why Are There No New Major Religions?

The story of one imprisoned prophet illustrates the difficulties of getting a “baby religion” off the ground.<p>Cipinang prison stands like a huge fortress in East Jakarta, its massive walls and guard towers separating the city’s bustling traffic from the criminals held within its gates. I visited in …

Religion

25 Things That Should Never Have Gone Out of Style

Do you still have any of your recipe cards?<p>Sure, we're happy we don't have to curtsey when we meet someone or wear white gloves to tea, but there are some retro customs and fashions that might be worth reviving.

Mother-of-the-groom slammed for upstaging bride with sparkly floor-length dress

When it comes to attending a wedding there's one cardinal rule – never, ever upstage the bride.<p>But, that’s exactly what one mother has been accused …

Weddings

The Best U.S. Cities for a Summer Staycation

How can you have an amazing vacation without paying for airfare or spending hours in transit? Just stay put—if, that is, you're lucky enough to live …

Andy Warhol

As the rich move away from disaster zones, the poor are left behind

Every year, major earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes occur. These natural disasters disrupt daily life and, in the worst cases, cause devastation. …

Hollywood Celebrities on Being Child-Free by Choice

Some of us want kids; some of us don't—and either of those two options is 100 percent OK. Statistically, the most recent numbers show that more and more American women are having...

The ups and downs of being the black sheep in the family

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Jo Scott Cannon knew early on that she was the black sheep of her family, and ironically, …

University of Iowa

The ‘overscheduled’ child: Is being busy really so bad?

Tennis, soccer and track. Piano and band. Throw in the additional commitment of weekly Sunday school, and it sounds like a lot, especially to anyone who was raised to just go outside and play. But here’s what I’ve found: Even with aftercare until at least 6 p.m. every weekday, the demands of …

Parenting

Bish-bash-bosh: how Phyllida Barlow conquered the art world at 73

After overlooking her for decades, the art world has woken up to Phyllida Barlow’s audacious, gargantuan sculptures. Now she is representing Britain at the Venice Biennale – but why did it take so long for her to be “discovered”?<p>The story of Phyllida Barlow’s precipitous rise to art-world fame is …

Jessica B. Harris Is Telling Her Own Story Now

<i>All hail the 100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time, Epicurious' pantheon of inventors, improvisers, entertainers, and home economists who changed the</i> …

7 Easy Steps to Make Small Talk (When You'd Rather Be Doing Anything Else)

I had a very awkward encounter at a party recently.<p>I was chatting in a small circle, and a woman was lurking behind me, solo. It was kind of …

Self-help

Sheryl Sandberg Researched How to Raise Resilient Kids. Here's What She Found | Inc.com

No kid should have to go through what Sandberg's two school-aged kids faced when their father died suddenly of a cardiac arrhythmia. But at least a few good things came out of the horrifying loss experienced by the Sandberg family.<p>First, Sandberg teamed up with Wharton psychologist Adam Grant to …

Sheryl Sandberg

Are you a leader who “lights fires”?

<b>What does it take to be a remarkable leader</b>; one who stands apart from the rest; who attracts attention and admiration for not just what they achieve …

Communication Skills

A-tisket, a-tasket, a hit song in her basket: Ella's rise to fame

"They're swingin' everything else—why not nursery rhymes?" stated Ella Fitzgerald while dancing around the room showcasing some new dance moves. This …

Smithsonian

Containers reveal Americans thinking outside the box about philanthropy

I don't like to dodge questions, but that's what I did when someone asked me which object is my favorite in the museum's new exhibition on the …

Can Bridesmaids Ever Look Cool? Quite Possibly Thanks To & Other Stories

Sticking to their signature Scandi aesthetic the collection features a range of dresses in flowly fabrics and playful silhouettes, think …

Weddings

A Say Yes To The Dress Bride Walked Into Kleinfeld's With Her Fiancé's Wife

A bride just went wedding dress shopping alongside her fiancé's wife — and nope, that's <i>not</i> the opening scene of an episode of <i>Sister Wives</i>. Instead, …

Weddings

The very best notebooks for getting yourself organized

Journals to write home about.<p>Whether you want to get more done every day—have you heard of bullet journaling?—or are trying to be more organized at work, school, or home, a notebook you cherish can be the difference between a happy hum of productivity and, well, watching another episode <i>Boston Legal.</i><p>…

Shopping

If you want to finally break your bad habits, try this simple technique

You probably already know that your bad habits are a common cause of unhappiness in your life…<p>The question is, how can you break your bad habits once …

Crayola's newest crayon color is a shade of blue that was just discovered

A brilliant blue color, discovered accidentally by Oregon State University chemists, will soon be the newest addition to Crayola’s box.<p>The crayon color, inspired by the blue pigment known as “YInMn” blue," is the replacement for the recently retired Dandelion crayon. The vibrant blue was discovered …

Innovation

The making of His Holiness Pope Francis's TED Talk

In a video, His Holiness Pope Francis speaks at TED2017, April 25, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED<p>On Tuesday night, we published …

Pope Francis

25 Quotes From a Famous Buddhist Master That Will Make You Rethink Life, Love and Happiness

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If not, he is one of the most famous Buddhist masters living today.<p>Coming from Vietnam, he has inspired countless …

How a Mindful Technique Called "Open Focus" Can Reduce Your Stress and Quieten Your Mind

It’s easy to get distracted in today’s world. There are a million things always going on at once and we’re always struggling to focus on them all …