Nicholas Rey

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America isn’t coming apart.

A week that began with Americans celebrating their best qualities has ended with the country staring into the eyes of its worst self.<p>Jamelle Bouie is …

Law Enforcement

Dallas shootings: the latest chapter in a painful racial history

Bring the Dallas murderers to justice. And the killers of black people too | Gary Younge<p>Read more<p>A horrific week of violence in the US has cast into sharp relief the troubled relationship between black communities and law enforcement. This latest cycle of violence began with the police shooting …

Law Enforcement

Novel writing basics: 10 steps to an unputdownable book

Your grasp of novel writing basics such as plot and character needs to be good for readers to enjoy your novels. Here are 10 steps to make your book …

A modern day lynching: Why I will not watch the video of Alton Sterling being killed by Baton Rouge police

It’s psychologically and spiritually unhealthy for black Americans to watch endless imagery of attacks against them<p>Another person has been added to the Necropolis of Black Death in the Age of Obama. On Tuesday, Alton Sterling was killed by two Baton Rouge, Louisiana police officers. They used a …

Master Instagram-Worthy Yoga Poses Using the TRX

We're looking at you, headstand, handstand, backbend, and crow pose<p>1. Handstand<p>A<p>B<p>C<p>D<p><b>A.</b><p>With straps at mid-calf, stand facing towards the anchor point …

Workouts

How to Poach a Dozen Eggs at the Same Time

Poaching eggs can seem like a daunting task. How exactly do we make a "tornado" in barely simmering water? Plus, offering them to a crowd is always tricky.<p>Luckily, there's an easy way to poach a lot of eggs at the same time.<p><b>Awesome! What do I need?</b> In lieu of a saucepan, grab a non-stick muffin …

How Adults Can Encourage Kids To Be Original Thinkers

When I first read <i>Originals</i> I couldn't help but take notes. What I jotted down was essentially a to-do list for how I could be more creative, how I could think up and then communicate new ideas.<p>But the book — written by Adam Grant, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania …

Creativity

Vote for Hillary, be a sucker: It’s OK to reject the choice of a tyrannical liberal or a right-wing tyrant

<b>Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton (AP/Carlos Osorio/Reuters/Rainier Ehrhardt/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>“Vote for Hillary or be responsible for Trump” is slogan of someone maintaining — or being played — by the system<p>Steven Salaita<p>March 6, 2016 10:59am (UTC)<p>Nothing generates more insipid analysis than a …

Bernie Sanders

Ben Franklin's Secret to Becoming a Better Writer

When Benjamin Franklin was a boy, he yearned for a life at sea. This worried his father, so the two toured the various trades in 18th-century Boston …

Creative Writing

Call it David Brooks syndrome: Antonin Scalia, Marco Rubio and the media’s morally hazardous obsession with manners

Pundits universally scorn Donald Trump, but his views are no less repugnant than those of leading conservatives<p>Given how quickly the news cycle spins these days, Pope Francis’ extemporaneous criticism of candidates who would rather build walls than bridges, prompted by a reporter’s question about …

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Henry Giroux on State Terrorism and the Ideological Weapons of Neoliberalism

Public intellectual Henry Giroux discusses his new book, <i>America's Addiction to Terrorism</i>, and the terror that "is now such a central part of the …

9 of the best things to do in Iceland

1: Take a dip in a thermal pool<p>Icelandic folk have been bathing outdoors in thermal pools since Viking times. It would be remiss of you not to join …

European Travel

Bernie Sanders and David Brooks, both wrong: This year of Fox News and Donald Trump-fueled rage can’t be fixed by any candidate

<b>(AP/Nam Y. Huh/Reuters/Mark Kauzlarich/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>We are angry. We are afraid. We are exceptional. And the problem with America is that very combination<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>January 19, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p>Everything was going smoothly these holidays just past. Then, on the last day of the …

Foreign Policy

Martin Luther King, socialist: "capitalism has outlived its usefulness"

In the great tradition of political heroes, Martin Luther King's legacy has been sanitized and purged of its most radical and urgent notions, watered …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why No-Nonsense Classrooms Are Less Terrible Than Usual Ones

<i>"Children, would you please pick up your pencils and do Problems 1 through 8 in your workbooks?</i>” The grammar is that of a polite question, as if the …

5 Ways To Instantly Increase Your Leadership Presence

Leadership presence, that illusive but “we know it when we see it” quality, is a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that when combined, send all the right signals. It’s how you show up, how you make others feel, and how effectively you communicate both verbally and non-verbally. It’s the …

Body Language

Mediocrity is for white kids: Debates over Asians and the academic “ethnic divide” are about white entitlement, not oppressive immigrant parents

White parents want schools to ease standards—but Asian parents know their kids <em>have</em> to excel to get ahead<p>In the midst of a national debate about the effects of affirmative action, elections for the Harvard Board of Overseers have reinvigorated a discussion about the school's discriminatory …

BBC Arts - Get Creative - In 2016 I'll get creative by... writing

In 2016 I'll get creative by... writing<p>A room of one's own?<p>Anstey's top tips for starting to write<p>Get Creative has asked published author and founder of champion Writing Matters, Anstey Spraggan, to share her top five tips for getting going on creative writing. Anstey’s novel When Ali Met Honour, …

These are Google’s 4 best practices for fostering creativity and innovation

“How many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” This is the kind of question Google and its big tech brethren were once known for asking would-be employees. The reasoning behind the technique seemed intuitive. Ask people odd questions, see how original and well analyzed their thought process …

Creativity

6 Questions You Seriously Need To Ask Yourself

What is a good life? We spoke to philosopher Mark Rowlands to find out.<p>Life, eh. What it's all about? We might not have the right answers, but we do have some of the right questions.<p>BuzzFeed spoke to Mark Rowlands, a Welsh writer, philosopher, and professor of philosophy at the University of Miami, …

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My 5-Minute Yoga Routine in GIFs, by Lindsay Ellingson

Hey Byrdie babes! For the next three weeks I'm excited to share a few of my go-to workouts with you. First up—ready for some yoga on the go? I've …

The Yoga-Inspired Workout Moves Every Runner Needs to Try

Nike Master Trainer Traci Copeland shared with Health five go-to active recovery moves a that are essential for pavement-pounders.<p>When it comes to …

Yoga

Artist Creates Mind-blowing Body Paintings That Look Like Women Are Tearing Themselves Apart

Jeampiere Dinamarca Poque is a 29-year-old artist from Santiago de Chile who puts his artistic skills to seriously creepy but cool use creating …

Painting

Trickle-down’s middle-class massacre: Failure of conservative economics should discredit these bankrupt ideas forever

<b>(AP/Mary Altaffer/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Supply-side economics hollowed out the middle class. It’s time to stop listening to the architects of inequality<p>David Madland<p>June 13, 2015 10:30am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Hollowed Out: Why the Economy Doesn’t Work Without a Strong Middle Class”<p>On April 30, …

Income Inequality