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18 Things You Need To Give Up To Become A High-Achieving Person

A secret about success is that it is just as much about what you give up as what you gain.<p>Are you willing to give up late nights out for late nights in working? Are you willing to turn a deaf ear to blind criticisms? Are you willing to listen to helpful ones? Are you going to be able to give up the …


7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …


This Chilling New Netflix Documentary Will Connect America's Prison System to Slavery

13th comes from Selma director Ava DuVernay.<p>As true crime takes hold of the entertainment industry, the American criminal justice system has been examined through dozens of cases, angles, and programs ranging from narrative historical fiction to investigative journalism. Given the simmering racial …


6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

Migrant Workers

An Inside Look at What’s Keeping Black Men out of the Executive Suite

<b>By Ellen McGirt</b><p>Photograph by Robyn Twomey for Fortune<p>January 22, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p><i>Why race and culture matter in the c-suite.</i><p>It was a dream job, the …

The Workplace

‘The Birth of a Nation’ Premieres at Sundance With Big Standing Ovation and Oscar Buzz

Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation,” a brutal, emotionally charged drama about Nat Turner, who led a slave rebellion in 1831, received the most …


Slavery, the Nazis and the KKK: We can’t face the past, and it’s poisoning our future

Faulkner’s maxim is truer than ever — and while the whole world struggles with history, America’s denial is toxic<p>No quotation from American literature, with the possible exception of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “boats against the current” passage, is repeated as often or carries as much resonance as …

Human Rights

What REALLY happens when you give up sugar and alcohol for just one month (hint: you lose weight, cholesterol levels drop and blood pressure goes down)

• <b>Lifehunters video documents Dutch man Sacha Harland's experiment</b>• <b><br>Eliminates added sugars and alcohol from his diet with surprising results</b>• <b><br>Loses 10lbs</b> …

Investing $100 a Month in Stocks for 30 Years | Investopedia

If you asked the average saver if it's safer to invest $100 in the stock market or to put $100 in a savings account, most would pick the savings …


How to Start Your Week Successfully

Nobody enjoys Monday. It’s officially been labeled as the, blunt reminder that your weekend of leisurely activities is now over and you must spend …

Time I

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.