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Nigerian Woman and Children Were Kicked Off United Flight After White Passenger Complained of 'Pungent' Odor, Lawsuit Says

A new civil rights lawsuit says that a United Airlines crew ejected a Nigerian woman and her two children from a flight on the basis of race, after …

Should I grow my own weed at home? Here's what you need to know

The Canadian government, which is likely to legalize cannabis nationwide this summer, said it planned to allow home grows of up to four marijuana plants, which might yield 5lb in a year to an experienced grower, and is certainly consumable by an experienced smoker.<p>In response, the Canadian Real …

Cannabis

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Successful? Stop Telling Them 3 Things That Most Parents Say

Some advice you think will help your children can actually harm them instead.<p>We want our children to be successful as possible--maybe even more successful than we are ourselves. And so we push them to give them the motivation and self-discipline that we know is a key to getting ahead.<p>This may seem …

What Is CBD Oil And Why Are People So Into It? A Guide

Let’s break down the, um, highs — and the lows — of Cannabidiol.<p>That’s the promise of <b>CBD</b>, a cannabis compound that’s been found to alleviate pain and even clear common skin conditions. So just what does CBD promise? Does it actually work? And will it cause you to fail a drug test? Let’s break down …

A State Trooper Stopped To Question Black Sorority Sisters While They Were Performing Community Service

A group of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority sisters were performing community service along a Pennsylvania highway this past weekend when a questionable …

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

Linguistics

The Best Steak Marinade Recipe

"We use this marinade for rib steaks, but can be used for almost any cut of beef."<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup olive oil<p>1/4 cup balsamic vinegar<p>1/4 cup …

BBQ

9-year-old Instagram star Lil Tay’s ‘flexing’ got her mom fired — that’s only the beginning of her reign of terror

If you think this is a wake-up call for the preteen calling herself “the youngest flexer of the century,” you haven’t been paying attention<p>It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single, foul-mouthed young girl in possession of riches must be in want of viral fame.<p>At (allegedly) nine years …

Social Media

How Quitting Weed Changed My Life

Following reports that a third of weed smokers have tried and failed to quit, we spoke to four former stoners about how their lives improved when they did.<p>For many people, weed is a godsend. It can help them numb pain, manage mental health issues, inspire creativity or just aid them in their …

America is plagued by a chronic misunderstanding of slavery and white supremacy

A recent study from the Southern Poverty Law Center traces our ignorance to our schools, and provides a path to solving this problem.<p>Several years …

Woman who injected husband with lethal dose of heroin may have killed 9 others, served lover's remains at BBQ

An Indiana woman who injected her husband with a lethal dose of heroin before smothering him with a pillow may be responsible for nine other deaths -- and is suspected of serving her lover's remains to unsuspecting neighbors at a barbecue.<p>Kelly M. Cochran, 34, was sentenced to 65 years in prison …

Kendall Jenner Snaps A Nude Selfie While Sipping Wine In A Luxurious Bathroom & We’re Envious — Pic

Now, this is how you spend a Thursday afternoon! Kendall Jenner just shared a pic of herself sipping wine while naked in the bathroom! Take a peek …

Hawaii's Volcano Might Go Massively Explosive After All, Scientists Say

We weren't expecting this.<p>The ongoing surge in volcanic activity on Hawaii's Big Island soon could cause a massive explosion from a volcano's summit, …

This Cauliflower and Date Salad Is the Best Side Dish — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cauliflower

What everyone gets wrong about introverts — including why they are not antisocial or lazy

When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time alone, avoiding social situations.<p>But being an introvert isn't really anything to do with how much you like spending time with other people. In fact, introverts can have some …

Psychology

Manager Loudly Reads Store’s Theft Policy to Black Customers, Calls Security When Asked Why [Updated]

<b>Updated: Friday, May 11, 2018, 12:15 p.m. EDT:</b> The Root received the following statement from Christi Graybill, vice president of e-commerce …

Police Investigating After Video Shows Officer Choking Black Man In Prom Tux

The video shows a white police officer choking a young tuxedo-clad man who is African-American, pushing him against a storefront and then slamming him to the ground outside a North Carolina Waffle House.<p>The 27-second clip provides no context for the confrontation, but the image of the burly …

Crime

The 7 Ways Dads Change Their Kids (For Better and Worse)

Everything you do as a father will impact your children. Here are some of the highlights.<p>Dads matter. Children of involved fathers are less likely to …

19 Recipes That Prove "Eggs for Dinner" Should Be a Weekly Thing

At some point in the long history of… well, eating... it was determined that eggs would primarily be a breakfast food. And we’re not …

Cooking

One of Republicans’ top vote suppressors gets caught saying the quiet part out loud

Former GOP governor delivers racist rant against black political leaders.<p>Charlotte, North Carolina has a black mayor, a black police chief, a black …

The rent on this apartment in New York’s Greenwich Village was just $28.43 a month — in 2018

When Patricia O’Grady moved into the top floor of a Greenwich Village walk-up in 1955, she and her three roommates helped sweep the hallway in …

Greenwich Village

White student at Yale said she had “every right” to call the cops on a napping black student

It’s a case of sleeping while black.<p>Police repeatedly asked a black Yale University student to prove that she attended the university after a white student called the cops on her for napping in the common room of her dorm. Although university leadership called the incident “deeply troubling” in an …

Only 17% of people can correctly answer the world's shortest IQ test — see if you're one of them

The Cognitive Reflection Test (CRT) has been hailed as the world's shortest IQ test. Apparently, it only takes three questions to separate the Einsteins from the Homer Simpsons of this world.<p>The quiz, developed in Princeton in 2005 by psychologist Shane Frederick, is designed to test your ability …

Antidepressants found in fish brains in Great Lakes region

A rock bass. Researchers have detected build-ups of human antidepressants in the brains of this fish species, among others, in the Niagara River, …

#CookingOutWhileBlack: White Woman Calls Cops on Black People Cooking Out in Oakland, Calif., Park

This is getting exhausting. Need we remind you on a daily basis the asinine reasons that white people have called the cops on black people over the …

Myeshia Johnson, the Gold Star Widow Trump Called Last Week, Breaks Her Silence

Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, whom Donald Trump reportedly said in a call last week “knew what he signed up for,” has officially broken her silence. She confirmed Rep. Frederica Wilson’s version of the call, which has embroiled the congresswoman in one of Trump’s bouts of …

The great nutrient collapse

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.<p>Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. It was in 1998, and Loladze was studying for his Ph.D. at …

University of Washington