Jessica Langley

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Why you should use Evernote to write your next book

Image: Matthew Loffhagen<p>Shares 113<p>The digital note-taking app Evernote is growing in popularity with authors, with more and more of them swearing by …

Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis for Black Women

It is a sad and unfortunate fact that the gun violence epidemic -- which kills tens of thousands of Americans every year -- has a disproportionate impact on the black community. This is true not only for men, but for black women as well.<p>I lead a gun violence prevention organization called the …

Responses to 'Black Men Don't Like Black Women'

I wrote a blog post, a personal reflection, if you will. I am a journalist, so by nature I am curious, always wanting to know other people's stories and always wanting to tell a story. This time I chose to share an opinion based on life through my eyes, conversations with friends both male and …

Why Black Women Are Less Likely To Survive Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the more survivable cancers, thanks in part to large strides in education, treatment and post-cancer care. An American woman diagnosed with breast cancer in 1975 had about a 75 percent chance of surviving for five years post-diagnosis. Today, that rate hovers around 90 …

Black Brazilian women are building up their power — and they're even showing it with their hairstyle

This year’s Black Consciousness Day festivities in Rio de Janeiro included rapping, debating, turban tying and fashion strutting at the first Miss Black Power Brazil.<p>Brazil’s Black Consciousness Day is celebrated every November 20 to highlight black pride and raise consciousness about the many …

Chris Rock's right, Hollywood's treatment of black actresses is all kinds of wrong

Chris Rock has been on a truth-telling streak lately, and we’re into it. First, he sat down for a long, interesting interview with Frank Rich and …

This 'Beyond Classically Beautiful' Photo Project Celebrates Black Women Of All Shades

I don't think any of us can forget when a New York Times writer referred to actress Viola Davis as "darker-skinned and less classically beautiful than" other black women in Hollywood like Kerry Washington and Halle Berry.<p>Those words definitely hit a nerve amongst black women -- and rightfully so. …

Demands for Justice Are Failing Black Women and Girls

When pundits and black leaders bemoaned the irony of a St. Louis County grand jury announcing its decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. on the same day that slain civil-rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael …

5 New Year's resolutions to find love in 2015

What are your New Year's resolutions for 2015? Join the gym? Save up for a flat? Find a partner?<p>If you've spend most of this year single are ready to …

Relationships

15 Subtle Ways Guys Say 'I Love You'

#Awwwwwww!<p><i>By Samantha Escobar for YourTango</i><p>Has your guy been fairly silent in the four-letter-word department, and you're trying to figure out how he feels? Hey, sometimes, it's hard for people. Not everyone is comfortable vocalizing their feelings—whether it's a fear of rejection or they're just …

Top 10 Dating

5 Predictions For The World In 2039

You will probably live to see a time when we can make backup copies of your brain.<p>Natalia Hatalska says there are two types of people in the world: those “who take one day at a time” and “those who have a vision, look far ahead [and] see its opportunities and threats.” She puts herself in the …

For Success at School, Personality May Beat Brains

When it comes to success in school, being smart isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Personality may have a lot more to do with academic success than …

Psychology

Scientists Devise a New, Cheaper Way to Travel to Mars Whenever They Want

Ballistic capture missions won't need to wait for a launch window.<p><i>The Mars MAVEN mission. Credit: NASA.</i><p>Future Mars expeditions may not need to worry about hitting a particular launch window to get to the Red Planet. Instead, they may fire a spacecraft into the planet's path, and then wait for Mars …

Go Home: The Business Case for Work-Life Balance

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Kim Peters, Great Place to Work. Kim Peters, Great Place to Work<p>The well-worn picture of the American Dream typically involves …

Rethinking Work-Life Balance

We all know that having a healthy work-life balance is critical for startup employees – and have read the cautionary tales of how dangerous it can be to have no work-life balance. It’s something we should all strive to achieve.<p>It’s also a worthless concept as it’s typically presented.<p>Everything …

13 Things You Should Have in Your Closet by 30

All of the touches you need to add warmth, style and creativity the most-used space in your home.<p><i>Courtesy of LA Closet Design</i><p>1. Something Cozy Underfoot<p>You know how you feel when you step into your favorite slippers?It's like that, but EVERY time you walk into your closet."I think that by the time …