Karen Yaw

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Obama's legacy: Lorrie Moore, Richard Ford, Marilynne Robinson and others look back

His election was a historic moment, he campaigned on a platform of hope, but did President Obama deliver? Leading authors have their say<p>Brilliant and understated, urbane, witty, compassionate, composed, quietly fuelled by an idealism born of the legacy of civil rights America in conflict with the …

Civil Rights

Meet the Hippie, Weed-Smoking Young Obama

The impressive film Barry, premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, chronicles the early New York City years of future President Barack Obama.<p>In …

15 ways your child's name sets them up for success — or failure

A host of research shows just how much your name can affect your lifetime success, from your hireability to your spending habits.<p>So it comes as little surprise then that there is a growing trend among parents called "namer's remorse" — one in five mothers say they regret the name they chose for …

Self-improvement

Butt Cheeks, the new Cleavage

I spent three full days at Bottlerock, the music festival in Napa, California this past weekend. Music Festival Fashion is truly a microcosm of global trends. Here's the list of what's in for the summer (you better hit Soulcyle):<p>Butt cheeks are officially the new cleavage, tiny shorts with some …

Music Festivals

President Obama Singing Rihanna's "Work" Is Straight Fire

Something that you've never seen.<p>His second term may be coming to a close, but President Barack Obama is still work, work, work, work, working hard for the American people.<p>In YouTube channel baracksdubs' latest video, the commander in chief sings along to Rihanna's "Work" — and it's just as …

12 everyday stretches to stay flexible and fit at any age

To boil it down, we turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York University and the author of "Age Defying Fitness." She took us through the best basic stretches that work for practically everyone.<p>Use these illustrations as your guide and try some of the stretches that'll …

Pain

Review: 'God's Not Dead 2' Says The Evil ACLU Are Out To Get You

Outside of Tyler Perry’s Madea, who is something of a category unto herself, the faith-based film industry hasn’t had much luck with traditional theatrical franchises. This may be in part because of the nature of the stories being told – Christianity itself (as depicted in self-described Christian …

Sasha and Malia Obama's Style Evolution

The two just attended their first State Dinner.<p>Following their European tour with first lady Michelle Obama earlier this summer, the first daughters are bringing their chic sense of style to the streets of NYC for a father-daughter weekend with the president. Since moving into the White House seven …

My surreal 1980 interview with Michael Jackson: ‘Direct your questions to Janet; she’ll put them to Michael’

He was topping the charts with Off the Wall, and already being hailed as a genius – but even aged 21, the young musician was showing worrying signs of what was to come<p>In January 1980, the gates of 4641 Hayvenhurst Avenue in Encino, California, were open, unguarded. The record-company PR greeted me …

Michael Jackson

The GOP’s mosque mania: Obama’s bland speech on tolerance unleashes a torrent of hate—and almost makes Jeb look human

<b>President Barack Obama (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)</b><p>Irony alert! Through fearmongering and propaganda, the Republicans and ISIS are effectively pushing the same agenda<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>February 4, 2016 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Marco Rubio and Donald Trump — who, if you squint at them sideways while super high on …

Barack Obama

You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …

Dear President Obama: Create a Lasting Social Security Legacy in Your State of the Union Address

Dear President Obama:<p>On Tuesday, January 12, when you deliver your final State of the Union address, you will have a tremendous opportunity to establish a profound legacy regarding one of the nation's most important domestic programs -- Social Security. You simply have to pull together the strands …

Black Thugs, Muslim Terrorists and White Patriots: The Issue With Today's Media

<b>Picture this:</b> You live in one of the 45 states in America that allows the open carry of firearms. You are pulling into the parking lot of your local grocery store when you see an African American in a hoodie with a handgun. You walk inside the store and find a bearded Muslim man walking around with …

Justice

The real reason superrich people hate Obama

A lot of ink and pixels were spilled in 2012 wondering why billionaires hated Barack Obama so much when his administration had presided over emergency measures that prevented a banking crisis and laid the groundwork for a robust stock market recovery. Well, now the IRS has released data on how much …

Behind the scenes at the White House with Obama's photographer Pete Souza - Telegraph

Don't Miss the Best White House Photos of 2015

At the start of every new year since President Obama went into office, the White House photographer Pete Souza releases a set of the previous year's …

30 Books to Help Further Your Career

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21 reasons you're not rich

Everyone says they want to be rich, and there's certainly enough advice out there on how to acquire more money.<p>But what about the reasons you're <i>not</i> rich? What's really holding you back?<p>It's easy to tell someone how to do something, but chances are they aren't going to change until they recognize …

Obama Praises New House Speaker Paul Ryan on $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill: ‘Kudos to Him’

President Barack Obama had kind words for House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) over the negotiations of the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, which he signed Friday before departing for two weeks.<p>“I think that Speaker Ryan deserves a role in that, I will say in his interactions with me, he has been …

Norway Is Still the Best Country in the World, Says the U.N.

For the 12th year in a row. What do they have that we don't have?<p>As someone with Norwegian heritage, I grew up hearing about the country's greatness like it was a fabled realm: the fjords, the farming, the lutefisk and lefse. But it turns out it isn't just my crazy relatives: Norway actually <i>is</i> …

Paris attacks: What happened on the night

<b>The attacks in Paris on the night of Friday 13 November by gunmen and suicide bombers hit a concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and bars, almost simultaneously - and left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded.</b><p>The attacks were described by President Francois Hollande as an "act of war" …

France

This Small Town In Georgia Just Elected Its First Black Female Mayor

"Rosa Parks sat down 60 years ago today, so that I could stand up in this city."<p>WASHINGTON -- As 2015 comes to an end, another “first black (insert accomplishment here)” can be added to the list.<p>On Dec. 1, the small, formerly rural community of Douglasville, Georgia, about 20 miles outside of …

Georgia (U.S. State)

FLOTUS on the track: Michelle Obama makes rap video for college campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Striding out of the White House in slow motion, sporting oversized sunglasses, Michelle Obama lays down a rap track aimed at raising the star power of math majors and engineering students.<p>U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks as she presents the 2015 National Arts …

Michelle Obama

Is America ready to use the term “fascist” in our political discourse? Rachel Maddow explores how Donald Trump has mainstreamed extremism

<b>(MSNBC)</b><p>America is slowly coming to grips with Trump’s flirtation with fascism<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>December 9, 2015 2:36pm (UTC)<p>On her MSNBC show Tuesday evening, Rachel Maddow tackled the aftermath of Donald Trump's controversial proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States, indefinitely, …

Donald Trump

RANKED: The 12 best holiday movies ever made

Some of these movies, like the holidays themselves, are very warm. Others are darker than you might expect.<p>We've come up with a list of what to watch while you are spending the holidays with your family, from the classics to a few choice curveballs.<p>These are the 12 best holiday movies to catch up …

Entertainment

The New Outbreak of Reverse Victimization

I can't sleep. I have been thinking about the recent outbreak of what I call "reverse victimization." This is a recent phenomena whereby white, mostly Christian, privileged Americans feel that they are being put upon when minorities and other diverse groups are afforded either equal rights or other …

White House: Don't 'jump to conclusions' on motive

A tentative and muted President Obama reacted to the San Bernardino massacre this morning. CNN's Joe Johns reports.