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This unheralded woman actually organized the Montgomery bus boycott

Jo Ann Robinson is unfortunately overlooked by history<p>Earlier this week, the nation celebrated the birthday of civil rights activist Martin Luther …

Black History

Watch Tupac Discuss Income Inequality and Donald Trump in This Unaired 1992 Interview Clip

"There's no way that these people should own planes and there are people that don't have houses."<p><i>Screenshot via MTV News</i><p>Income inequality. Giving people a level economic playing field. Donald Trump.<p>You'd be forgiven for assuming that someone bringing these topics up was talking about the 2016 …

Donald Trump

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Quora

How to Turn Off Your Weight Gain Hormones | Women's Health

Here's a mind-bender: Being overweight often has nothing to do with calories or exercise. For a huge number of us, the problem is misfiring hormones. Research is still catching up with this paradigm shift, which has yet to be comprehensively studied. But seeing how this revelation has helped my …

Edgar Allan Poe: the master of horror writing

<b>The Murders In The Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, considered to be the first modern detective story, was published in the USA on April 20, 1841. In this article, first published in January 2009, author Joanne Harris celebrates the psychological complexity of his Gothic tales.</b><p>I first became …

Why I explore rape culture in my new book for teens

As rock star Chrissie Hynde takes responsibility for being brutally assaulted decades ago, Louise O’Neill tells us why she wrote Asking For It<p>Read an interview with Louise O’Neill by site member Patrick, who met the author at the young adult literature convention earlier this summer<p>At a wedding …

Books

Elon Musk’s Tesla Model X launch was a marketing and PR disaster

Elon Musk is a genius. He’s a business icon. He’s a massive force for good on our planet, and he’s one of the most impressive people of this century, having founded PayPal, SpaceX, SolarCity, and, of course, played a leading role in building Tesla, perhaps the most innovative car company on the …

Inside the world’s scariest hotel

To get to Natura Vive’s three sky-high Skylodge Adventure suites near the city of Cusco, guests have to strap on some hiking boots, gloves and a …

Solar Panels

Former Olympian Opens Up About Her Time as a Vegas Escort and Her Battle With Mental Illness

Suzy Favor Hamilton hopes to reduce the stigma around bipolar disorder.<p>At her peak in the late '90s and early 2000s, nine-time NCAA champion and three-time Olympic runner Suzy Favor Hamilton was the one of the best female middle-distance runners in the country and among America's most celebrated …

The Ingenious Way the Kardashians Turned Themselves Into Celebrities | Inc.com

When it comes to business and people, there really isn't much of a difference between them. The only difference is that personal brands, on average, tend to last longer than companies do. Both parties embrace branding, marketing, and sales. They just do them in a slightly different way. But if you …

Business Strategy

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

Self-improvement

11 Tools for Productive Individuals

Choosing tools to help boost your productivity is hard. Here is a list of 11 tools perfect for productive individuals!

The 50 best private colleges in America

We then combined those results with each school's average SAT score from College Board and the median starting salary from PayScale to come up with the final ranking. You can read the full methodology here.<p>Here, we've narrowed down our results to look at the best private colleges in the country.

College & University

How to be a Badass in Every Aspect of Your Life: 10 Tips From Motivational Coach Jen Sincero

(Photo: Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)<p>Let’s be honest—self-help books can get annoyingly fluffy, often to the point where trying to decipher the …

5 Subtle Ways Advertisers Use Psychology (and What You Can Learn From Them) | Inc.com

Social proof, prices ending in 9 or 7, and happy, smiling people that we all want to be like. We think we know every advertising trick in the book right now.<p>But we are not even close.<p>Advertisers are masters of applied psychology, always on the look out for new ways to capture your interest and get …

Selling

How to start an interesting conversation with anyone

Stop making people think and start making them feel.Gvahim/Flickr<i>How can I start an interesting conversation?​ originally appeared as a question on Quora. Below we are republishing an answer from Julian Reisinger, founder of Love Life Solved.</i><p>The most interesting conversations aren't about news, or …

Horseback

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

Controlling parents and the damage they wreak on their children

I read with sad recognition the details of a new study, published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, which claims that children raised by …

Mental Health

Jack Kerouac’s Poetry & Prose Read/Performed by 20 Icons: Hunter S. Thompson, Patti Smith, William S. Burroughs, Johnny Depp & More

Last year, we featured a few readings and performances of the work of Jack Kerouac by musicians like Patti Smith, John Cale, Thurston Moore, and Joe …

Literature

12 Money Hacks You Must Learn Now Or Regret It In 20 Years

If you’re a young professional, the lifestyle of your 40s will be dictated by your choices in the coming years, and even in the coming months. They …

Personal Finance

The Changes One Trainer Made to Lose Weight After Years of Diet and Exercise | Women's Health

Dell Farrell/@becauseglutes<p>The Workouts<p>I started lifting heavy weights four days a week and giving my body extra time to recover. And when I wasn't strength training with my coach, I did cardio I actually enjoyed, like hiking or walking my dog.<p>I also started tracking every workout I did and changed …

Start Running Tips: 3 Ways to Become a Runner

According to the Women's National Runner Survey, which polled more than 5,500 women, 66 percent of female runners said their running habit relieves stress, keeps them healthy, and allows them to meet personal goals and overcome challenges. (It's hard to match that "runner's high" effect you feel …

9 Life-Changing Tricks to Make You A Better Runner

A soft breeze blowing through your ponytail. An epic tune lifting you up that epic hill. Feeling like you're going to die at the seventh mile, only to zip through the eighth. Some people could pen Shakespearean sonnets about the "runner's high." No wonder there are 21.8 million female runners in …

5 Books for Aspiring Writers

Good writers are readers; it’s a maxim for a reason. And that’s why reading books by experienced authors is important — even necessary — for the …

Writing

Why College-Educated Women Can't Find Love

If you’re a single, college-educated woman in Manhattan, the cards of love are stacked in favor of you remaining single.<p>You feel like you’re in …

How To Turn Your Hobby Into A Business And Quit Your Day Job

It’s probably something that most people have dreamed of at some stage, turning a hobby or leisure pursuit into a successful business.<p>A lot of people are doing it, although for most, the money they generate does little more than cover their costs. So how do you turn something you just get a kick …

Entrepreneurship

Imaginary books we'd really like to read

For some writers it isn't enough to think of just the one book to write. Inside their books they mention other titles that, sadly, will remain …

Louise O'Neill: "I wanted the reader to finish this book and be absolutely furious"

Image: Anna Groniecka<p>Image: Anna Groniecka<p>‘I wanted to reader to finish this book and be absolutely <b>furious</b>. <b>Furious</b> about what happened to Emma, …

10 Novels Written Under the Influence

Drugs, sex, and experimental writing in post-War America — it’s a wonder that Jack Kerouac’s <i>On the Road</i> found publication in 1957. Dubbed a “barbaric …

Literature