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Beyonce and Adele show future of feminism

<b>(CNN) —</b> Upon accepting the award for album of the year at the 2017 Grammy Awards on Sunday night, Adele did the right thing: She said that she couldn't accept it because she knew that it was Beyoncé's "Lemonade," and not her own album, that truly deserved to win. Her speech was gracious and …

Vermont’s Black Leaders: We Were ‘Invisible’ to Bernie Sanders

He’s paying attention to the concerns of black America now, as a presidential candidate. Back when he represented Vermont? Not so much, local …

Middle-class

21 Insane Gadgets To Make Your iPhone Even Cooler

Because carrying a handheld computer isn't high-tech enough.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

10 things the college admissions office won’t tell you

<b>1. Not all grades are created equal</b><p>For the more than two million high school seniors who intend to go to college next year, the stomach-churning slog …

11 Totally Binge-Worthy Shows From 2015

It's binge-watching time!

The Daily Show Has Some 'Facts' About The GOP Candidates That You Should Know

Find out each candidate's Christmas wish.<p>On Tuesday night in Las Vegas, the Republican presidential candidates faced off in another debate.<p>It has been a month since the last debate, so "The Daily Show" provided viewers with some "candidate refreshers" to get re-acquainted with each of the …

Now they care about Europe: The dizzying hypocrisy of the right’s new Obama attack

Republicans blame the president for Paris, but they were curiously mum when al-Qaeda hit Madrid, London under Bush<p>On the morning of March 11, 2004, one year after American-led forces invaded Iraq, ten bombs located on four different commuter trains exploded in Spain's capital of Madrid, killing …

Why ISIS Is Waging a Pop Culture War

The sooner we understand that, the better we can fight.<p>After the attacks on Paris, the response of the Western World has been depressingly predictable. Initial shock and sadness gave way to inchoate rage and an overwhelming desire to hit out. The French President's first remark was that the attacks …

Winner of the 2nd Democratic debate: John Dickerson

In a tough debate season for TV questioners, the CBS moderator was almost perfect.<p>The debate season hasn’t been entirely kind to TV moderators and their often-ignored panels of questioners. <br>From boos for “gotcha” questions and angry complaints directly from the candidates — sometimes right on stage …

Sympathy is for white people: The “60 Minutes” segment that highlights America’s startling double standard on addiction

The CBS newsmagazine highlighted the nation’s growing heroin crisis. What was conspicuously missing? Context<p>America’s rural and suburban communities are experiencing epidemic levels of heroin use. Estimates suggest that 90 percent of new heroin users during the last decade are white. Sunday …

How superdonors are gutting America: Here’s the research that helps explain a political system’s rightward lurch

There’s been some debate over the role of the largest donors on the political process. Research tells the tale<p>How has the rise of big donors affected our policies? Conventional wisdom suggests that it's pushing our politics to the right. However, in a recent post over at Vox, political scientist …

It’s easy to look at terror done in the names of different gods and think, look at these foolish religious folk. But we’re in no position to cast the first stone<p>There are many different ways in which people come to atheism. Many come to it in their early adult years, after a childhood in the …

Religion

The problem isn't student loans - it's the entire higher education system

The high cost of housing and meeting regulations to launch businesses add additional burdens, but the weight of $1.3 trillion in debt right out of the starting gate is crushing.<p>The "solution" being pursued by the federal government is obvious: take over most of the student debt and then eventually …

This is the biggest surprise about America I've heard from foreign visitors

I've always been fascinated with how non-Americans perceive the United States. Yes, it's true that Americans are already the global leaders in national narcissism without my indulging it any further. Still, I've found that the US really is a topic of relatively frequent discussion abroad, and not …

Humanities scholars are making strides in sectors from sustainability to robotics – why are so few people aware of their work?<p>Deep in the corridors of Stanford University’s English department, graduate student Jodie Archer developed a computer model that can predict New York Times bestsellers. Her …

Humanities

Bernie’s Socialist Dreamland Is BS

Sanders’s beloved Denmark is a fantastic country—but only because they’d never elect a guy like him to run the place.<p>During the first Democratic …

The DNC screwed Hillary — now get ready for a Bernie Sanders earthquake

Limiting debates did her no favors. Now she’s barely leading a 74-year-old socialist. This debate is pivotal<p>With so many people thinking the system is rigged and that politics has devolved into mere vulgar entertainment, the Democratic Party’s choice of a Las Vegas casino as the venue for its first …

Mass Killings in the US: Masculinity, Masculinity, Masculinity

Schools in Philadelphia are currently on high alert because of a threat of violence made against "a university near Philadelphia." The threat was posted on 4chan, an anonymous message board, on Friday, the day after a murder-suicide that left 10 people dead in yet another campus shooting. Today's …

The hardest college to get into in every state

What's the hardest school to get into in the country? Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, tops Niche's list.William B. Plowman/Getty Images<p>With an acceptance rate of just 5.8% and typical SAT scores between 2120 and 2390, Harvard University is America's hardest college to get into, …

21 ways rich people think differently than the average person

That's what Napoleon Hill preached in his bestselling 1937 book "Think and Grow Rich," the culmination of his intensive study of more than 500 self-made millionaires.<p>Self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has interviewed 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people during the past three decades, …

Raising a Biracial Child as a Mother of Color

A mother's reflection on her own childhood and that of her biracial child—and the inevitable differences of the two.<p>A few months ago, I was walking home from the bus stop with my eldest daughter during the last week of kindergarten. She was lagging behind as usual, picking up sticks and shiny …

Parenting

Homework: A New User's Guide

If you made it past the headline, you're likely a student, concerned parent, teacher or, like me, a nerd nostalgist who enjoys basking in the distant glow of Homework Triumphs Past (second-grade report on Custer's Last Stand, nailed it!).<p>Whoever you are, you're surely hoping for some clarity in the …

Teaching

Bernie Sanders: A Moment of Truth for Democrats

The politicians, plutocrats and pundits of the Democratic Party establishment have no answer to Bernie Sanders' blistering critique of their failure to defend the interests of the voters who have kept them in power. Neither have they a substantive case against his policy agenda, which would shift …

17 (More) Really Surprising Things About 'Shark Tank' and Success | Inc.com

You're here on Inc.com, so I'll assume that probably means you're interested in entrepreneurship. And if you watch a little television now and then, I'll bet you probably have an opinion about <i>Shark Tank</i>.<p>It's the show I'm most likely to get sucked into (sometimes one episode after another). About a …

White Millennials Explain What It Means To Be White In America, And You Should Listen

"We’ve never had to internalize what white people have done in here in America."<p>In 1955 James Baldwin traveled to Leukerbad, Switzerland, a tiny village nestled in the heart of the Alps. The inhabitants, who had not encountered too many black people, marveled, and often gaped, at his dark skin and …

The American Century is over: How our country went down in a blaze of shame

We face a triple crisis in foreign policy, economics and democracy. Here’s how it all went to hell<p>In 1914, the American Century began. This year the American Century ended. America’s foreign policy is in a state of collapse, America’s economy doesn’t work well, and American democracy is broken. The …

It’s time to broaden what is considered important to teach our students so that the default history of America isn’t a white, male one<p>I spent many years as a history teacher in New York City hearing questions like: <i>Did black immigrants come through Ellis Island?</i> <i>Were there black cowboys?</i> <i>Where did the</i> …

Black History

Why 'Gay Marriage' Is Dead but the Battle Just Became Much Bigger

"Gay marriage," as a term, is dead, and we should all stop using it. Ditto for "same-sex marriage." As of Friday, June 26, with the majority decision in <i>Obergefell v. Hodges</i>, the Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a right for all Americans and there aren't two different kinds. Generations will …