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Black Lives Matter has signed onto a platform in time for the presidential election. Here's what it says

Days after the close of the Republican and Democratic conventions, Black Lives Matter-related groups on Monday endorsed a wide-ranging platform intended to influence political candidates before the November election.<p>It marks the first time that Black Lives Matter, better known for its widespread …

Black Lives Matter

42 Brilliant Ideas To Make Your Home Really Freaking Organized

Inspiration for every room.

Meet the Speakers at the Democratic Convention Tuesday

Two former presidents, a former Speaker of the House, a former Attorney General, a New York Senator who served alongside Hillary Clinton and two …

Why a 23-year-old needs to start saving for retirement

Congrats! You're 23 years old and you have your first real job.<p>On the downside, you now work long hours, wear uncomfortable shoes all day and can't …

19 French Desserts You Need In Your Life

Because you should always eat dessert first.

Dessert

5 tiny off-grid pods that could replace your house

As energy and housing costs rise around the country, more and more people are opting for tiny houses and seeking ways to make their homes energy efficient, or even self-sufficient.<p>Small, off-grid pods allow residents to do both — they take up very little space, can often be easily moved or …

Report on Syria conflict finds 11.5% of population killed or injured

Exclusive Syrian Centre for Policy Research says 470,000 deaths is twice UN’s figure with ‘human development ruined’ after 45% of population is displaced<p>Syria’s national wealth, infrastructure and institutions have been “almost obliterated” by the “catastrophic impact” of nearly five years of …

Middle East

The 19 best books for someone just starting out in their career

Chances are, your college didn't offer classes on how to negotiate your salary, deal with a micromanaging boss, or confront annoying coworkers.<p>But there's still something you can do to prepare yourself for the tricky world of work: read.<p>Here are 19 books we think every young professional should …

The secret to getting the salary you deserve

Here's how to get that pay rise.<p>Sam Barnes was a consultant at a digital marketing agency for two years before he started to feel that he wasn’t making quite enough money.<p>“I wasn’t being badly paid, but I felt a little bit undervalued,” said Barnes, 26, who lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the …

Employment

Young, Broke And Adventurous? Here Are 20 Destinations To Travel To In Your 20s

When you are in your 20s the entire world is evolving around you. You are young, beautiful, strong and relatively carefree, which makes you the …

Travel

Olympic doping: Retests show 45 new failures from London and Beijing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Is there any chance that Rio will be a drug-free Olympics?<p>New analysis from the previous two Games has confirmed that 45 athletes tested positive for banned substances.<p>The International Olympic Committee made the announcement Friday after a second set of samples provided at the London and …

Athletics

Reading has been proven to help sharpen one extremely important emotion

"Fiction might be the mind's flight simulator," Keith Oatley wrote in a new review of the research on reading and mental health, published Tuesday in Trends in Cognitive Sciences.<p>Research into the psychological impact of literature suggests that when we read stories in which characters are rich and …

Psychology

Donald Trump, Peter Thiel and the death of democracy

The problem with traditional conservatives is that they’re too anti-government to fulfill Thiel’s vision. Fortunately for him, Trump is no traditional conservative<p>Tonight, tech billionaire Peter Thiel will speak at the Republican national convention and make his case for why Donald Trump should be …

Political Science

Six Ways to Encourage Good Saving and Spending Habits in Your Children

How often do you discuss money with your children? If your answer is "not often," you're not alone. A recent study from investment firm T. Rowe Price found that 72 percent of parents are at least somewhat reluctant to discuss financial matters with their children. Yet with a nationwide student loan …

5 Views on Rethinking How You Save for Retirement - Briefly - WSJ

1 Why the Conventional Wisdom About Retirement Spending Is Wrong Share on Twitter<p>DAVID BLANCHETT: Retirement is the most expensive purchase most people are going to make, so it makes sense to figure out what it’s actually going to cost. One common assumption among financial planners and retirement …

Retirement

The world economic order is collapsing and this time there seems no way out

Europe has seen nothing like this for 70 years – the visible expression of a world where order is collapsing. The millions of refugees fleeing from ceaseless Middle Eastern war and barbarism are voting with their feet, despairing of their futures. The catalyst for their despair – the shredding of …

European Central Bank

3 Strategies To Generate Wealth (Not To Be Confused With Income)

We all want to make more money – that’s why you’re reading this article. Yet while many of us went to college or started successful businesses, we still struggle with figuring out how to move past living paycheck to paycheck or generating enough income to move into being “wealthy.” After all, if …

Retirement

The Definitive Guide to Hair Highlights, from Balayage to Babylights

Step 1: Take this to your stylist.<p>If celebrity 'dos have taught us anything over the past few years, it's that highlights can drastically differ. From sun-kissed to cool contrasts, chunky to near-invisible, these stars prove that there are virtually <i>endless</i> options for brightening up your dull …

5 of the hottest hair color trends, defined

“Babylights,” “tortoise shell,” “opal”—what do they mean?<p>Photograph by Daryna Barykina<p>A few years ago, it was ombré. Then last year, it was “granny …

Is Your Brush the Reason You Have Damaged Hair?

It sits there on your bathroom counter, inanimate, harmless. The label on its handle is gently worn from use. Most mornings and evenings, it's basically an extension of you—well, your arm at least. But your reliable brush that's lulled you into a relationship of trust could actually be sabotaging …

How To Remove Foundation From Clothes Quickly

This surprising household product will come to the rescue.<p>Want to know how to remove makeup stains from clothes fast? read on.<p>Spilling it all over …

7 Must-Have Beauty Products to Stash At The Office

Shares 56<p>You know how it is. Your face is showing all the signs of a horrendous day at work and your beer buddy calls with news of a new happy hour …

The Under-$10 Products Celebs Absolutely Love (Seriously)

There's nothing more exciting for a beauty aficionado than discovering which makeup and skincare products the rich and famous use. From Snapchat to …

Beauty

The best summer-friendly refreshing moisturisers

There comes a point in the summer season when the weather gets a bit muggy and the thought of slathering on a rich face cream, followed by my morning make-up, is enough to make me want to break out the wet wipes. And that only happens in emergencies.<p>What the summer commands is a light lotion or …

The 10 Best Beauty Looks: Week of July 18, 2016

You have to hand it to the fashion set: The heat wave may have left everyone longing for a portable fan, but the best beauty looks expertly worked a steamy glow and breezy hair to their advantage.<p>Karlie Kloss showed off the supermodel’s guide to summertime chic by letting the elements ruffle her …

10 Tinted Moisturizers to Wear When It's Too Hot for Your Makeup to Handle

We’re officially half way through the summer. If you’ve made it through the season’s peak temperatures without your makeup running down your face, we …

The 7 Beauty Products Celebrities Use on Repeat

<b>Looking for more celebrity-approved offerings? Peep these eight little-known beauty products models swear by.</b>

Beauty

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Snapchatted Her Entire Skin Care Routine and We’re Hooked

Few things excite me more than asking someone with perfect skin what they use on it, so when supermodels like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley share how to …

Skin Care

8 High-Tech Beauty Tools That Deliver Real Results

1/8<p>The newer, smaller sister to the original Mia, this lightweight version is a must-have for traveling. We love that it stands alone (without a …