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The future is African — and the United States is not prepared

<i>Salih Booker is the executive director of the Center for International Policy. Ari Rickman is a research fellow at the Center.</i><p>Beginning in 2035, the number of young people reaching working age in Africa will exceed that of the rest of the world combined, and will continue every year for the rest of …

Geopolitics

De Blasio Proposes Changes to New York’s Elite High Schools

In the face of growing pressure to tackle New York City’s widespread school segregation, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Saturday a proposal that would change how students are admitted to eight of the city’s specialized high schools, a group of highly sought-after institutions where students gain …

Education

Drugmaker to Roseanne Barr: 'Racism is not a known side effect' of Ambien

Roseanne Barr blamed sleeping pills for the racist tweet that got her ABC show canned. But after the drugmaker fired back with a snarky reply Wednesday, the comic may soon be looking to treat a burn.<p>A day after the network pulled the plug on the hit “Roseanne” reboot in response to her tweet about …

Donald Trump

Macron is making another big play for Africa, this time for its startups

Paris<p>France has had a long centuries-long relationship with Africa—in particular with the countries it colonized until the early 1960s. Those countries, mainly in West and Central Africa and also in North Africa, are home to more than 120 million people.<p>Unlike Britain, the other major colonizer of …

Africa

South African rugby star shines spotlight on the sport's racist past

When an indignant South African rugby pundit Ashwin Willemse recently walked off a live television broadcast he not only became the news – he also …

South Africa

How to avoid the 'midlife slump' and make your 40s a much happier decade

After struggling to understand myself in my 20s and to establish myself in my 30s, I finally hit my stride in my 40s. My health was vibrant and I had a successful career in journalism, plenty of money, wonderful friends and a loving, stable relationship.<p>It was the unhappiest decade of my life.<p>Today …

Middle Age

A Timeline of Trump Associates Asking for Dirt on Clinton

A new report that Roger Stone sought damaging information on Clinton from Julian Assange is the latest in an increasingly complicated chronology.<p>On Thursday, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported that longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone tried to solicit information about Hillary Clinton from …

Donald Trump

Why Kanye West really is the world's No 1 rock star

It says something about the kind of year Kanye West's had that his claim to be "the World's No 1 Rock Star" was relatively easy to miss. What price a bit of self-aggrandisment no different from the claims of dozens of hopeless Britpoppers to be "the best band in the world", when set next to the …

15 Central Park West is NYC’s best-selling condo

The building came on top in terms of average price per square foot on its sold units<p>The Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed wealth magnet, 15 Central Park West, has emerged as the best selling condo building in New York City in the last 12 months, based on average price per square foot of …

Real Estate

15 new developments set to transform Tribeca, mapped - Curbed NY

For a while now, Tribeca has reigned supreme as New York City’s priciest neighborhood, with artists’ lofts-turned-condos and celeb-approved buildings boosting the once-industrial area’s cachet. And with a spate of high-end new developments in the works, that’s unlikely to change anytime soon.<p>Robert …

Skyscrapers

The Do Over: A Look Back at the Top Five Games Urban Meyer and The Buckeyes Wish They Could Replay

Losses have been few and far between since Urban Meyer arrived at Ohio State. With him at the helm, the Buckeyes have lost no more than two games in …

10 Ways to Deal with a Child's Defiance and Non-Compliance

At one point or another, almost every child has likely looked at his parents and said, "No!" when he's been told to do something. As frustrating as …

'Elitist den of hate': Silicon Valley pastor decries hypocrisy of area's rich liberals

A Silicon Valley pastor has resigned from his church after calling the city of Palo Alto an “elitist shit den of hate” and criticizing the hypocrisy of “social justice” activism in the region.<p>Gregory Stevens confirmed on Monday that he had stepped down from the First Baptist church of Palo Alto, an …

Silicon Valley

15 Divorced People Reveal The Subtle Red Flags They Ignored When They Got Married

Getting married is pretty much the biggest commitment you can make to anyone throughout your entire life. Needless to say, a decision to do something …

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

A 'confidence code' for girls: 5 ways to build up our daughters

<b>(CNN) —</b> If there's one quality I want my girls to have more than any other, it is confidence.<p>I've seen how important it is in the workplace and in life: Confident people get what they want. They take risks. They are not afraid of failure.<p>Growing up as a perfectionist, somewhat fearful of both …

Middle School

When Is Insurance Not Really Insurance? When You Need Pricey Dental Care.

I’m 61 years old and a San Francisco homeowner with an academic position at the University of California-Berkeley, which provides me with …

Health Care

Feeling stuck in life? How to take your life from stuck to awesome

It sucks to feel stuck.<p>You’re in a rut, and you can’t get unstuck.<p>You’re convinced that something must change, whether in your work or personal life. …

Stress Can Change Your Body From Head To Toe, But Here's Why It Can Be A Good Thing

To state the obvious, stress isn't good for you mind, your body, or really any part of your well-being. But if "high-alert" and "anxious" are …

7 Antiperspirants That Will Keep You Dry Without Staining Your Precious Shirts

In recent years, droves of men newly-enlightened to the ways of self care have abandoned aluminum-packed products in favor of the all-natural underarm stuff. But I've got a confession: I’ve always been—and continue to be—a huge fan of antiperspirant. Now, I’m not a doctor or a scientist, but I do …

Kerry James Marshall is now the most expensive living African-American artist

A painting by Kerry James Marshall was sold last week for $21.1 million, the most ever paid for a work by a living African-American artist. Marshall’s gallerist ended a day of suspense following the sale of “Past Times,” by revealing to the New York Times (paywall) that the hip-hop producer and …

The County That Closed Its Public Schools Rather Than Desegregate After Brown v. Board of Education

When judicial nominee Wendi Vitter made headlines last month for evading a question at her confirmation hearing about whether or not she agreed with …

How I Saved My Marriage From the Brink of Divorce

Some years ago, my wife and I were separated and heading for divorce. With patience and hard work, we were able to bring it back from the brink.<p>Some …

I asked my exes how to be a better partner and it showed me we should all be listening more

Warner Bros. Television<p><b>Though a large percentage of people have said they remain friends with their exes, I've never really been a part of that</b> …

Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data.

Google has far more data about us than Facebook. Yet unlike Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking empire, which has been under fire for improperly leaking user data, Google has sidestepped controversy.<p>You may wonder: Why is that? After all, we turn to Google for not only our internet searches but …

Google

The Least Stressful Way to Get Rid of Stress

One man's quest to stop being so damn stressed out.<p>All this health and wellness is stressing me the fuck out.<p>Here are the promises of the multi-trillion dollar global wellness economy: You can be stress-free. You can have great skin. You can be flexible and touch your hands behind your back in that …

Wellness

Device goes up the nose to permanently improve breathing

If you have chronic nasal congestion, it could be due to an obstruction caused by the shape of your internal nasal valve. A new device is designed to …

People were asked to share what they wish they knew before they married. It got very real.

Weddings are the coolest. An entire day is dedicated to all things you and your soulmate. But once the fanfare dies down and there’s no longer …

When Both Parents Work Outside of The Home, Finding Time For Your Spouse Feels Impossible

My husband and I both work. Full time. Our kids are in daycare, preschool, and elementary school. They do before-school care and after-school care, …

Your kids’ expensive hobbies could ruin your family: study

Too many after-school clubs and expensive hobbies for children can damage families, a study claims.<p>Cramming in extracurricular sports, music lessons …