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How Apple Cider Vinegar May Help With Weight Loss

But you’re better off with another type of vinegar.<p>Apple cider vinegar—or “ACV,” as it’s called among enthusiasts—is having its superfood moment. …

5 Practices to Help You Live a Happier, More Present Life

<b>“There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that?” ~</b> …

Freddie Gray, 1 year later: What has changed in Baltimore?

BALTIMORE (AP) — When Freddie Gray died April 19, 2015, and riots erupted, Baltimore and its residents were forced to confront issues that had …

ISIS releases 270 civilians after weekend kidnapping, rights group says

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS has released more than half of the people it kidnapped over the weekend in Syria, freeing 270 of the 400 people taken in the city of Deir Ezzor, a Syrian rights group said.<p>Among the released were women, children under the age of 14 and men over the age of 55, said Rami Abdurrahman, …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Black Days of Ukraine - Photographs and text by Valery Melnikov | LensCulture

<i>The first image of this striking set of photojournalistic pictures was selected as a Single Image Winner in the Magnum Photography Awards 2016.</i> <i>Discover more inspiring work from all 44 of the winners, finalists, jurors’ picks and student spotlights.</i><p>I arrived in the Ukrainian city of Luhansk in the …

What happens when you survive a police shooting in Baltimore?

On 7 June 2015, Baltimore was still reeling from the unrest that had put thousands of citizens at odds with battalions of police dressed in riot gear in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray. May had been the city’s most violent month since the 1970s. More than 40 people had been murdered in …

Justice

Incensed by police brutality in the US, Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe, Prince and A$AP Rocky focused the anger, pain and politics of the Black Lives Matter movement, and made the world hear it<p>The sound of Kendrick Lamar’s Alright rang out like a clarion call this year, from clubs, cars and house …

Rap & Hip-Hop

World's Best Hikes: New Trails for a New Year

Ready for a real New Year’s resolution? Why not commit to setting your feet on a brand-new long-distance hiking trail? Trail advocacy groups and volunteers across the globe have been busy over the past few years conceiving of and building new pathways that take hikers on a tour of their locations' …

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How #BlackLivesMatter Changed Hip-Hop and R&B in 2015

Amiri Baraka has a poem where he elaborates on the two constants in African-American life since the slave-trading 1600s: singing and fighting. By the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

15 healthy ways to manage stress during especially stressful times

Whether it's a family member or a pesky in-law who always manages to make a situation uncomfortable, from now through December, there's almost no way to escape at least one stress-filled scenario.<p>To help you cope, here are 15 science-backed tips to keep your stress level down this holiday season.

21 Simple Health Hacks You Can Use Every Day

Need to wake up? Just sniff an orange.

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Grand jury decides against indictments in Sandra Bland's death

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Texas grand jury has decided not to indict anyone relating to the death of Sandra Bland, a case that raised questions of excessive police force and the role of race after she was found dead in a jail cell last summer.<p>The grand jury, however, will reconvene in January to consider whether …

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

Airplane Dumps Human Waste On Girl’s Outdoor Sweet 16 Party - INFORMATION NIGERIA

A teenager in Pennsylvania, is distraught after a plane dumped feces on her sweet 16 party, which was held outdoors. The sweet 16 party of Jacinda, …

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