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I’m a black man who moved to the Deep South. Here’s what it’s teaching me about race.

The South represents slavery and bigotry. Living here has emboldened me like nowhere else I've been before.<p>I almost swerved off the road the first time I saw cotton in full bloom.<p>I had seen the dull green cotton plants crawling toward the sky through the summer months. Then, practically overnight, …

Why Deeply Intelligent People Don't Try to Think Themselves Out of Unhappiness | Inc.com

Even the smartest and most successful people are unhappy. Take one of my clients, I'll call him George, for example.<p>George is a key player in a large tech firm. He's not only a driven team leader always aiming to improve performance, he's also intelligent, wealthy, and--you guessed it--unhappy.<p>He's …

Happiness

Trump goes rogue, even by his standards

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Even by the hyperactive standards of Donald Trump, it was a wild weekend.<p>While most of the country settled in for a Columbus Day holiday break, Trump orchestrated a cacophony of threats, offered dark warnings of military action and waged bitter political feuds on multiple …

Donald Trump

Avoiding War with North Korea

A war would be a losing proposition for everyone. It would be suicide for Kim Jong-un given the overwhelming power of the combined U.S.-ROK forces. It would be a deadly affair for South Korea, given the North Korean heavy artillery stationed along the border that can target Seoul. Japan would also …

North Korea

There Is No Health Without Mental Health: Dr. Murli Doraiswamy

In a closed session on the third day of the World Economic Forum Dr. Murali<p>Doraiswamy, renowned Neuroscientist and Psychiatrist from Duke University …

The five steps a society needs to take to banish sexual harassment for good

Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein appears to be the ultimate cliché. The 65-year-old Hollywood producer faces three decades’ worth of sexual harassment allegations from former colleagues, employees, and acquaintances, a New York Times investigation (paywall) reported this week. Even more women …

Truth is catching up to Tesla - WSJ

There is a fine line between setting goals and misleading investors, writes Charley Grant in the <i>WSJ</i>, and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is inching closer to …

Trump Is Filling Court Seats With Anti-LGBTQ, Anti-Abortion Judges

"Trump’s speed in nominating judges has been perhaps the most successful aspect of his presidency."<p>WASHINGTON ― Thursday was a good day for Amy Coney Barrett. A Senate committee voted to advance her nomination to be a federal judge.<p>It wasn’t a pretty vote. Every Democrat on the Judiciary Committee …

Trump to late-night comedians: Your jokes about me are “unfunny”

President Donald Trump — teller of jokes, master of impressions — roasted “unfunny” comedy writers Saturday morning, tweeting that “more and more …

Widow Slams Two-Year Sentence For Illegal Immigrant Who Killed Husband, Two Children

A widow whose husband and two youngest children were killed by an illegal immigrant is fighting to see stricter punishment for the killer, who got only two years in prison.<p>Courtney Hacking's husband Peter, 4-year-old daughter Ellie and 22-month-old son Grayson died instantly when an illegal …

The FBI Is Trying to Make Up a New Kind of Black Terrorist

Despite a lack of evidence and a surge in white nationalist violence.<p>The mass shooting in Las Vegas reheated a long-fought public debate: what constitutes terrorism? And, specifically, when do we use that word to describe violence from white people? It's an important question to ask as far-right …

Dove "Missed the Mark" When It Released Racist Facebook Ad

Skincare brand Dove released an undeniably racist Facebook ad on Saturday, showing a black woman turning white after using the company's lotion.<p>And …

Women of Color

Ta-Nehisi Coates: the laureate of black lives

Ta-Nehisi Coates is short on sleep. He did five interviews yesterday to promote his new book, <i>We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy</i>. Today there was another at 7am, then surgery “to get a little thing removed” from his neck. As his tall frame appears in the doorway of an office at his …

Donald Trump

Republicans Angry at Economists for Finding Their Tax Cuts Go to the Rich

Friday, the Tax Policy Center published an analysis of the Republican tax-cut plan, finding that nearly 80 percent of its benefits would accrue to …

Elderly woman dragged away by riot police amid Catalonian referendum violence

An elderly woman protesting outside a polling station was dragged away by Spanish police amid violent scenes during the Catalonian referendum.<p>Pro-independence supporters clashed with riot police outside a polling station in Sant Julia de Ramis, Girona.<p>Catalan protesters were gathered outside a …

Polling

The Military Was Ready in Texas and Florida. What Went Wrong in Puerto Rico?

When Hurricane Maria struck, the U.S. military called off the huge resources it had mustered for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.<p>Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria’s landfall, the Trump administration’s military aid to Puerto Rico may not be too late if it can save lives and ease the suffering of …

Supreme Court opens term with fight over worker rights

Court appears to lean toward firms that block joint legal action by employees.<p>The Supreme Court kicked off its new term Monday with a spirited battle over worker rights: whether employers can block employees from joining together to pursue legal action related to their jobs.<p>The justices wrestled …

Ernst & Young

First Travel Ban Order Left Officials Confused, Documents Show

It took nearly two hours from when President Trump signed his first attempt at a travel ban for the head of United States Customs and Border Protection to get an official version of the president’s executive order.<p>In the hours that followed, officials scrambled to figure out how to enforce the …

Why Puerto Rico will be without power for months

In the wake of hurricanes Maria and Irma, 95 percent of Puerto Rico’s electric grid is down. A public health crisis is underway, and the 3.4 million US citizens living on the island need federal assistance. But the road to recovery is long, due in part to the unique relationship the territory has …

A Surge of Anti-Trump Volunteers Floods Governors Campaigns

VERNON, N.J. — Lisa Anderson joined the New Jersey chapter of Action Together the day it formed — Nov. 7, 2016 — with a plan to celebrate Hillary Clinton’s election the next day. At 52, she had never joined a political group before. More than 2,000 others also signed up that day.<p>But, Ms. Anderson …

Candidate admits US rep's campaign paid him for leaving race

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A onetime challenger to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady pleaded guilty Monday to hiding a $90,000 payment from the powerful Philadelphia …

CNN showers Trump with praise, declares him ‘presidential’ in wake of Las Vegas shooting

The bar can't get any lower.<p>Before President Donald Trump even spoke, CNN declared that his response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 50 …

The Latest: Democrats denounce federal response to hurricane

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico (all times local):<p>6:30 p.m.<p>Two Democratic senators say the Trump …

Rand Paul: "This is a GOP tax plan?"

Sen. Rand Paul tweeted a shot across the bow to Congressional Republicans over the GOP tax plan this afternoon: Why it matters: Republicans can only …

Republicans

Zinke under investigation for charter flights

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is now under investigation by his department's inspector general over his use of government-owned jets, per Politico, …

Tom Price

Sanders Chokes Up During White House's Las Vegas Statement

Oracle executive denounces Trump immigration policies

Oracle Corp Co-Chief Executive Mark Hurd on Monday said he does not understand Trump administration immigration policies that make it difficult for foreigners to work in the United States after earning an education here.<p>“I don’t understand how we let somebody into this country go to our schools, …

Immigration

Study: News Coverage Of Trump More Negative Than For Other Presidents

Compared to other recent presidents, news reports about President Trump have been more focused on his personality than his policy, and are more likely to carry negative assessments of his actions, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Journalism Project.<p>Researchers studied news …