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Is silence the next wellness luxury?

Back in the day, when your mom banned you from watching television and told you to go to your room to sit quietly in silence, it definitely wasn’t …

10 Mistakes Smart People Never Make Twice

Emotionally intelligent people embrace mistakes for what they are—great opportunities to learn.<p>Everybody makes mistakes—that’s a given—but we don’t always learn from them. Sometimes we make the same mistakes over and over again, fail to make any real progress, and can’t figure out why.<p><b>“Mistakes are</b> …

Drugs have long been used to scapegoat black and Latino people. With Jeff Sessions doing Trump’s bidding as Attorney General, things will only get worse<p>When I first read the Washington Post story that the US attorney general, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, wants to “bring back” the “war on …

Donald Trump

Top 10 Must-Read Mindfulness Books Of All Time

You’ve probably heard before that a book can change your life. This phrase couldn’t more relevant than to a book about mindfulness. Practising this …

Racism and White Privilege: There Is Always More to Learn

It is important In order to best serve all of our students, to wake up to the nuance of racism and how it plays out in our words and actions.

David Grann’s New Book Explores a Time When Killing Native Americans Wasn’t Murder

In an interview, the author of ‘The Lost City of Z’ looks at his new book examining the casual and systematic murder of Osage Indians in Oklahoma by …

Viet Thanh Nguyen: In praise of doubt and uselessness

Almost exactly 20 years ago, I arrived in Los Angeles in the month of June. I had received my doctorate from UC Berkeley in May and had turned 26 in February. That summer, I found a small apartment in Silver Lake and began preparing for a new career as a professor at USC. I look back on myself with …

Humanities

Writer lands seven figure deal for ‘Black Lives Matter-inspired’ fantasy novel

A young black writer has landed a seven figure book and movie deal for her first novel.<p>Tomi Adeyemi’s debut book ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ has …

Books

Lisa McInerney: ‘I’ve known people who’ve done appalling things’

Lisa McInerney is an Irish novelist and short story writer. Her debut novel, <i>The Glorious Heresies</i>, won the Baileys prize for fiction and the Desmond Elliott prize. Her new novel, <i>The Blood Miracles</i>, revisits the characters from her debut in a story that is vivid, compelling and moving.<p><b>Your</b> …

Books

A Psychologist Reveals 5 Mindfulness Techniques That Literally Strengthen Your Mind

Do you practice mindfulness? Ever wondered how you’re actually improving mind?<p>The truth is, it can take weeks or months before you experience any of …

7 Powerful Questions To Get Clear On Your Purpose

”What do you want to do when you grow up”?This question was often answered with a shrug of the shoulders when I was a Lad. Quite frankly, I didn’t …

The Easter Sunday massacre in Colfax, Louisiana, and the awful Supreme Court decision that followed

In The Root article, Gates referred to the fact that the Massacre is still dubbed a “riot,” as this historical marker in Colfax confirms. The racism …

Rights & Freedoms

The Number One Quote From the Dalai Lama That Will Inspire You to Take on Your Mission

Here is a brilliant quote from the Dalai Lama that will inspire you take action and achieve your goals:<p><i>“Human potential is the same for all. Your</i> …

Yes, You Can Measure White Privilege

Whenever anyone slips the words “white privilege” into a conversation, it immediately builds an impenetrable wall. For some white people, the words …

How Alaska fixed Obamacare

Last year, Alaska’s Obamacare marketplaces seemed on the verge of implosion. Premiums for individual health insurance plans were set to rise 42 percent. State officials worried that they were on the verge of a “death spiral,” where only the sickest people buy coverage and cause rates to skyrocket …

Health Care

The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself When at a Crossroads | Inc.com

A close colleague is wrestling with the fact that his business partnership is literally sucking the life out of him. He launched his company several years ago with a friend, with no real plan or path for growth, and now they have a highly profitable, $20 million dollar business.<p>The problem is, they …

Profit

Scientists Say Only 10 Years Left to Save the Planet

The planet, as we know it, has been given a deadline: 10 years. According to the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, if humans …

Kids Notice Things Adults Completely Miss, New Research Says

Sometimes kids' "weakness" is actually a strength, according to recently published studies.<p>We usually assume that, as adults, we know more and can handle far more advanced cognitive tasks than our kids, but new research shows that our L.O.s may actually have the upper hand in <i>some</i> ways.<p>Two new …

Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold wins Pulitzer Prize for dogged reporting of Trump’s philanthropy

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold remembers being struck by Donald Trump’s pledge to donate $6 million, including $1 million of his personal funds, to veterans groups during a televised fundraiser before the Iowa caucuses early last year. Did Trump follow through? he wondered. So, weeks …

New Mathematical Equation Shows How Fast Humans Are Wrecking Earth

By Robin Scher<p>It is impossible to predict the future. What we can do is extrapolate a vision from our current body of scientific knowledge, mixed …

Climate Change

Your Brain Doesn't Want to Change: 5 Ways to Make It

Change is always awkward at first, but it gets easier with practice.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Take a moment and cross your arms. Now, cross them in the opposite direction. Which way was more awkward?<p>If you thought crossing them the second time required more …

Donald Trump, Jews and the myth of race: How Jews gradually became “white,” and how that changed America

Until the 1940s, Jews in America were considered a separate race. Their journey to whiteness has important lessons<p>Earlier this year, President Trump denounced the desecration of Jewish cemeteries. But he has said almost nothing about the murder of a black New Yorker last month by a racist military …

10 Brutal Truths About Life That Are Difficult To Accept But You'll Benefit a Lot If You Do

Every single one of us have our own struggles to deal with. We worry, we procrastinate, we don’t feel good enough, we wish we had more money…the list …

Congress Just Made It Officially Legal To Kill Hibernating Bears

Is it technically hunting if your prey is sleeping?<p>Hunters in Alaska can now track and kill hibernating bears thanks to a U.S. House and Senate resolution rolling back Obama-era regulations against the practice.<p>President Donald Trump signed the bill into law on Monday, which rolled back Alaska’s …

The 6 Things I Stopped Doing This Year

And how I'm already seeing the difference.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A third of 2017 is already, but how much closer are you to achieving your annual goals? What have you done so far? More importantly, what have you <i>not</i> done?<p>I've stopped doing six things so far this …

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

Many of life’s essential truths need repeating.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often because you’ve lost …

The One Minute Mindfulness Trick That Can Help You Overcome Laziness

When I was younger, I was often lazy. Too often actually. I watched netflix and read Wikipedia all day long.<p>And that I meant I didn’t:<p>Do well in …

Racism in America: It’s so pervasive that white people pay less for car insurance

Black people pay more than white people for car insurance, even when the risk is lower<p>It’s expensive to be black in America. From cradle to grave, for everything from starter home loans to burial insurance, African Americans are confronted with a paywall that demands they fork over more than …

Think you want to retire early? Ask yourself these 10 questions first

Achieving early retirement is a pretty awesome feat. My husband and I are on the verge of it later this year, at the ages of 41 and 38, respectively. …

Retirement

Marmite may boost brain and help stave off dementia

Marmite may boost brain power and could even help stave off dementia, research suggests.<p>A study has shown that those who ate just a teaspoon of the yeast extract each day saw changes in the electrical activity of their brain.<p>Researchers from York University said the high concentration of Vitamin …