Margaret Henry

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Nine Things That Make You Unlikable

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likable is under your control, …

Emotional Intelligence

How Obama Ruined Race Relations

One of my favorite true-life parables is the story of Hungarian Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis. In the mid-1800s, Semmelweis worked in a maternity clinic where …

Drake and his glorious robe had a great weekend

How about these views?<p>Drake — and apparently a personal photographer — enjoyed a nice weekend in the Dominican Republic. No shirts were invited, but …

Black Girls Deserve Protection From Police, Too

"She should have listened to her teacher." True -- but irrelevant.<p>When I first saw the video of Ben Fields hooking an arm around a black girl's neck, flipping her over in her seat, dragging and throwing her across the room and then handcuffing her, never once did I wonder what she might have done …

Feminism

Why Calling Slaves 'Workers' Is More Than An Editing Error

Coby Burren was reading his textbook, sitting in geography class at Pearland High School near Houston, when he noticed a troubling caption. The 15-year-old quickly took a picture with his phone and sent it to his mother.<p>Next to a map of the United States describing "patterns of immigration," it …

School Administration

Ageism in U.S. workplace: a persistent problem unlikely to go away | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Leslye Evans-Lane left her teaching job in New Mexico at the age of 58 to move to Oregon with her husband, she never imagined that it would be difficult to find work.<p>A man and woman enter a job fair at the Phoenix Workforce Connection in Phoenix, Arizona August 30, 2011. …

Demographics

PTSD: It's Not Just for Veterans

When Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is in the news, it is mostly because of the number of veterans suffering as a result of combat-related trauma. Victims of other kinds of trauma can also suffer from PTSD, though, and often do without realizing it. PTSD mirrors other mental illnesses such as …

Cosby Show Dreams and African American Financial Realities

The upcoming piece in Ebony magazine's November issue, "Can 'The Cosby Show' Survive? Should It?" has set black America on fire with a much-needed discussion on the impact of the Cosby show, and the recent allegations of rape against Bill Cosby. The core analysis is a critique of the man Bill Cosby …

Not Just a 'Black' Girl

I'm often approached by people who are curious to know what I am. If I were to use sarcasm, as I'm apt to do, I would reply "I'm human," but I know that's not what people mean when they inquire about my pedigree. Throughout the years, I've experienced my share of negative encounters because of the …

'Scandal' Exposed The Terrifying Abuse Women Face Online

"The only way these men on the Internet know how to express themselves is by threatening rape."<p>In one two-minute clip, "Scandal" exposed the levels of intense online abuse women in the public eye face. And in true Shonda Rhimes fashion, the show nailed it. As Amanda Hess wrote for Pacific Standard …

Feminism

The Science of Addiction and Recovery

'Scandal' Nailed The Degrading Way Women Of Color Are Discussed

"Lucky, sassy, ambitious, well-spoken, shrill, calculating, urban."<p>Even as a badass professional fixer and Washington, D.C. power-broker, Olivia Pope still experiences the subtle sexism so many women of color face.<p>Thursday night's episode of "Scandal" focused on the biased, slut-shamey media …

Feminism

13 badass black female travelers from history

1. Madame CJ Walker<p>You may already know that Madame CJ Walker invented a line of African-American hair care products in 1905 that became so popular …

Black History

Where is the moral line on income inequality?

<b>To the editor:</b> In professor Harry G. Frankfurt's Op-Ed article asserting that it is mistaken — even detrimental — to see income equality as a moral ideal, he seems to even question the morality of fairness. ("Morals and the income gap," Opinion, Oct. 11) For "people to care about how much money …

Income Inequality

LinkedIn Wants To Shut Down An App That Reveals Your Age

Age-Insights estimates people's age based on their LinkedIn profile. Update: the creator has decided to shut it down.<p>The extension works by analyzing data points on the public profile, such as the year you graduated college and the dates of your work experience, and gives an estimated age range. …

LinkedIn

The Ben Carson Enigma: 'American Exceptionalism' or Double Racism?

Many Republicans continue to express an aversive response to President Barack Obama. Whether in the form of their denial of his American citizenship, or denying his Christian religion, the stench of racism remains as a fundamental motivator. Additionally, the president's reticence, or even his …

16 Quotes From Successful People About Self-Improvement

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6 Things Working Women Should Never Write in Email

By now, you’ve likely heard about the essay Jennifer Lawrence wrote for the <i>Lenny</i> newsletter discussing the gender pay gap earlier this week. If not, here’s a quick synopsis: JLaw explained that after the Sony hack—which leaked emails showing she took home a lot less money than her <i>American Hustle</i> …

Feminism

How to Gain Clarity in Your Life

Henry David Thoreau famously wrote that most people (‘the mass of men’) live lives of quiet desperation. Most of us probably wouldn’t describe our …

Meditation

How screwed is America's middle class, anyway?

If viewers took away anything from Tuesday night’s Democratic primary debate, it was the idea that the middle class is getting the short end of the …

If You've Been Doing These 4 Things, You're Not Far Away From Success

Success is a tricky thing. It is defined differently by every person. Whether you are the richest person on the Forbes list or you are a broke …

Motivation

4 Signs That Your Workplace Millennials Are Turning You Into a Helicopter Boss

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you have millennial-age children, watch out. They may be turning you into a helicopter boss at home. But, watch out for another reason: How you are at home spills over to how you are at work.<p>If you are “helicoptering” at home -- and …

10 Wise Choices Today That Will Lead to a Successful Future | Inc.com

When life gives us an opportunity to choose, remember to make the choices that your future self would thank you for today.<p>Business decisions, options to weigh, leadership principles to stand by--in every case, you want to be able to look back and say "I chose well."<p>Start today by making decisions …

Self-improvement

The important career decision most people get wrong

My neighbor is an eye doctor. She sees patients every day. The vast majority of her patients suffer from a handful of common conditions, many a natural byproduct of old age. She helps people every day in a very tangible way. She loves it.<p>One of the most common sources of turnover at Taproot when I …

Texas city abruptly cancels meeting on police tasing and arrest of councilman

A special City Council meeting to address the tasing and arrest of an African American councilman in the same Texas city where Sandra Bland was arrested has been canceled — but some outraged residents plan to meet anyway.<p>Councilman Jonathan Miller was tased late last Thursday after he attempted to …

Justice

This school won't charge women programmers for tuition until after they land jobs

Now a New York school that teaches amateur coders the skills to land high-paying professional jobs is trying an interesting solution.<p>Fullstack Academy won't charge tuition at all for its brand new all-women school until <i>after</i> the woman lands a job.<p>This isn't a wholly original idea. Other bootcamps …

All LinkedIn Groups Go Private: 3 Things You Need To Know

LinkedIn is making substantial changes to how it’s customer base interacts and uses the “Groups” feature. In an effort to reduce the spam and …

Social Media

Editor's Note

We Need to Train Mental Health Professionals to Treat Maternal Mental Health Disorders

<i>By Christiane Manzella, PhD, FT, clinical director of the Seleni Institute, a nonprofit mental health and wellness center for women and mothers in New York City.</i><p>Up to 20 percent of childbearing women will experience a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder (PMAD), such as postpartum depression. A …

Being black can be bad for your health: Race, medicine and the cruelest unfairness of all

“It’s more common in blacks than whites” was the endless medical school refrain. Does it have to be this way?<p>On a spring morning in 1997, Jim Harper, a young man from Durham, North Carolina, woke up in his two-bedroom apartment with no clue that he would soon become gravely ill.<p>The first signs of …