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Spike Lee Wants BlacKkKlansman to Wake America Up

It’s a picture-perfect day on Martha’s Vineyard. Families stream by on a heavily foot-trafficked thoroughfare, while white men in cargo shorts dock …

BlacKkKlansman

I Embraced My Gray Hair — But No One Else Did

<i>Splitting Hairs is our monthlong exploration of hair based on a survey of women across America. It’s like you brought a photo to the salon — we’re</i> …

Hair

20 Minutes and Done: A Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Whether you're short on time or equipment, this bodyweight workout meets all of your needs. Fitness influencer and trainer Stefanie Williams posted a 20-minute sweat session on Instagram, featuring four moves that combine cardio and strength training and target the whole body. This set is great to …

Exercise

Using AI For Customer Experience At Allstate

Listen <i>to Allstate Senior Vice President Carla Zuniga</i> <i>on the Modern Customer Podcast.</i><p>Imagine having an expert mentor at your fingertips at all times. Someone who could answer questions, provide advice and move you in the right direction. For customer experience representatives at Allstate, that dream …

Customer Experience

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

Climate Change

Malcolm Gladwell: Americans spend too much on 'meaningless education'

The U.S. and Canada share more than just a border. There are strong cultural, economic and social ties that connect the two countries, but education …

High School

Has Martech Made Things Too Complicated?

The arrival of martech was heralded as the next stage of marketing. These platforms enabled marketers to gather endless reams of data so they could reconfigure their approach and boost their conversions. The theory was that the better businesses got to know their customers, the more appealing they …

Customers

How Technology Can Help Artists Make a Living Through Their Online Audiences

It’s been no secret that the music industry has been struggling over the past couple decades. After years of spiraling album sales, the industry hit a new low in 2016, with just over 100 million units sold — a nearly 14 percent decrease from the previous year, reflecting declines in both physical …

Music Industry

This could be the best exercise for people over 50

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of the Transforming Life As We Age Special Report.<p>Patricia Bethke Bing, 75, a …

Tai Chi

What Is Intermittent Fasting And Is It Actually Good For You?

Sustainable weight loss. Protection from diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Improved brain health. Enhanced physical fitness and strength. It seems …

Holistic Medicine

Secrets Of A Maya Supermom: What Parenting Books Don't Tell You

There's no other way to put it: Maria de los Angeles Tun Burgos is a supermom.<p>She's raising five children, does housework and chores — we're talking about fresh tortillas every day made from stone-ground corn — and she helps with the family's business in their small village about 2 1/2 hours west …

Parenting

This is how you can personalize marketing campaigns — without violating GDPR

GDPR — no other four letters are giving tech companies a bigger headache this year. So many articles have been written about it, you might wonder why you should read this one.<p>It’s simple, really, you shouldn’t unless you are one of the <i>92 percent of marketers</i> who according to a recent study by …

Marketing

No Teen Lifeguard On Duty: Summer Jobs Are No Longer An Attraction

Pedraam Faridjoo of Kensington, Md., is spending his summer volunteering and traveling. Ryan Abshire from Carmel, Ind., is using the time to be with his family. Meme Etheridge of St. Simons Island, Ga., is attending a music camp where she plays percussion.<p>What do they all have in common? They're …

Demographics

The Hottest Cookbooks of Summer 2018

When the warmth of the summer sun lingers late into the night, it can be tempting to avoid the kitchen. Air-conditioned restaurants and breezy patio tables may beckon — but it’d be a mistake to ignore the call of summer’s produce, the fruit, vegetables, leaves, herbs, and flowers that are just …

Cooking

12 No-Equipment Exercises Top Trainers Swear By

If you've ever skipped out on your workout because you were a) short on time, b) in a cramped space, or c) lacking your usual dumbbells or resistance …

Workouts

Python has brought computer programming to a vast new audience

IN DECEMBER 1989 Guido van Rossum, a Dutch computer scientist, set himself a Christmas project. Irked by shortcomings in other programming languages, …

Programming

15 Foods That Pack More Potassium Than a Banana

Potassium is a vital mineral and electrolyte for your body.<p>It helps maintain normal blood pressure, transports nutrients into your cells and supports …

Nutrition

Here’s Why You Should Ride for 10 Hours Every Week

This magic number can set you up for some seriously optimal aging<p>Want to double your odds of aging disease-free and fully functional? Get out and ride for 10 hours a week.<p>That’s the take-home message of a new study from the University of Sydney, which found that adults who got the most exercise—the …

World Health Organization

My Great-Grandfather, the Nigerian Slave-Trader

My parents’ home, in Umujieze, Nigeria, stands on a hilly plot that has been in our family for more than a hundred years. Traditionally, the Igbo people bury their dead among the living, and the ideal resting place for a man and his wives is on the premises of their home. My grandfather Erasmus, …

Black History

Think Abs Are Impossible After 40? Build ’Em With Just 5 Moves.

Carve out a harder core -- without doing situps -- using a routine that spares your lower back<p>For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower back. Some people got nice-looking abs doing this — and lots more ended up with back …

Workouts

Venmo: how the payment app exposes our private lives

Venmo is unusual because it combines social media with financial transaction. It’s hard to gauge expectations of privacy<p>Anyone can track a Venmo user’s purchase history and glean a detailed profile – including their drug deals, eating habits and arguments – because the payment app lacks default …

Venmo

LaCroix, Sparkling Ice, Bai and beyond: Are fruit-flavored waters good for you?

We break down what's really in these trendy, enhanced beverages.<p>There's no doubt that drinking lots of water is good for us. The many benefits of staying properly hydrated include glowing skin, enhanced mental function, a healthy immune system and the ability to recover faster after a good workout. …

Flavors

Microsoft Calls For Federal Regulation of Facial Recognition

Over the past year, Silicon Valley has been grappling with the way it handles our data, our elections, and our speech. Now it's got a new concern: …

Artificial Intelligence

How Chat Bots Can Help You Grow Your Business

How Chat Bots Can Help You Grow Your Business written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape MarketingMarketing Podcast with Andrew Warner <br>Podcast …

Bots

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sean Combs Slams Industry’s Lack of Investment in Black Enterprise, Previews Next Moves

Sitting in the living room of his European-style villa in Beverly Hills, Sean “Diddy” Combs is eager to speak about an entire galaxy of issues. He …

How to become a developer: A cheat sheet

If you are interested in pursuing a career in development and don't know where to start, here's your go-to guide to salaries, skills, and the best …

3 affordable types of videos to boost your marketing

Want to cut through the messaging clutter and reach potential customers? Use video.In a recent survey, 85 percent of consumers said they'd like to …

Tech companies just woke up to a big problem with their AI

Tech companies are beginning to accept that the artificial intelligence they’re building their futures on could be flawed. From studies showing that language-processing AI can be sexist to more recent research on facial recognition’s failures on darker skin tones, years of research have erupted …

Artificial Intelligence

The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

Workouts