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Boeing just unveiled its newest airliner

Boeing just rolled out the first completed 737 Max 8 airliner at its assembly facility in Renton, Washington. The company's next-generation single-aisle airliner was presented at a ceremony in front of several thousand Boeing employees.<p>Over the years, the 737 family has become the bestselling …

Aviation

10 major differences between rich and poor people

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>I've been rich and I've been poor. I know both sides very well.<p>Growing up poor, I knew that I wanted to be rich. I …

Self-improvement

The 5 Resolutions You Need To Make If You Ever Want To Retire

If 2016 brings you a little closer to sticking your toe in the retirement waters, we have some suggested resolutions for you that may even beat starting this year's resolution list with that perennial favorite: Go on a diet.<p><b>1. Actually, you should probably start with the diet anyway.</b><p>The best …

Retirement

Why You'll Be Happy If You Choose to Be Happy

<i>by Mimi O'Connor</i><p>Our efforts to adopt lifestyle practices that change our lives for the better can also trigger feelings of overwhelm. Like the mythological Sisyphus endlessly pushing that boulder up the mountain, we can also find ourselves becoming fatigued and disspirited. Add a dose of the harsh …

Happiness

How To Make Small Talk Less Painful

Read these chit-chat techniques before going to your holiday party or networking event.<p>As the holidays approach, we find our calendars full of social events where we’re forced to engage in dreaded “small talk.” “Small talk is the appetizer for any relationship,” says Debra Fine, author of <i>The Fine</i> …

Small Business

The Civil War Almost Didn't End Slavery

On the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, we should reflect on the arduous battle to rid the nation once and for all of the …

Revealed: How Britons welcomed black soldiers during WWII, and fought alongside them against racist GIs

Black American GIs billeted in the UK during WWII found warm welcome from British families, in contrast to vicious racist abuse meted out by their fellow countrymen<p>This was no ordinary Saturday night punch-up outside a pub.<p>At the height of World War Two, with the country gripped in a life or death …

French army officers deny aiding Rwanda genocide

French army officers have denied allegations by rights groups that the country's peacekeeping force knowingly failed to prevent the killing of hundreds of Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994.<p>Three groups, including the International Human Rights Federation, last week called for two French officers to be …

Africa

How I Choose Happiness

For the longest, I didn't see the light. I only saw the dark, the shadows. I was lost in the forest.<p>I struggled with chronic headaches, depression, self-hate, chronic muscle pains, eating disorders, trauma from being abused growing up, and so on. I desperately wanted to heal. I just wanted to be …

Mental Health

13 Outdoor Christmas Decorations To Inspire Your Own Winter Wonderland

You'll be glad you skipped the inflatable Santa for these ideas (sorry, Santa).<p>Outdoor Christmas decorations can sometimes be a hassle, but the end results are totally worth it. From beautiful big wreaths to snowman to mailbox swag, It is important that your outdoor Christmas decorations really …

This is the real “Ferguson effect”: Black death, white “safety” & the growing hopelessness among young people of color

The right claims that America is becoming less safe for white people, but the truth of the matter is far different<p>Early this semester, one of my young Black male students shared with our class that each time he hears the story of an unarmed Black teenager being killed by police, he believes he …

Race & Ethnicity

Call it What it Is - White Supremacy, Not 'American Terrorism'

Every month, it seems like there's some breaking news story about a massive shooting in America done by a "troubled" white male.<p>This week, it was the tragedy at a Colorado Planned Parenthood that left our country gripping over gun control and sexism.<p>But we have had similar conversations already; …

Gun Control

White killers go to Burger King: Race, Planned Parenthood and our diseased white privilege

White shooters live and maybe get a Whopper on the way to jail. Black suspects don’t get the same royal treatment<p>Privilege consists of unearned advantages. Privilege is a system of power relationships. And privilege consists of all of the inconveniences, challenges and opportunities denied that a …

Planned Parenthood

CNN’s ugly, racial victim blaming: A sad low in Freddie Gray coverage

CNN calls Freddie Gray “the son of an illiterate heroin addict,” in latest example of media double standards<p>When black Americans are killed by police, the media has a long history of digging for any dirt it can find on the victims. In doing so, the media often implies that the victim bares some …

Justice

Crocodile v crocodile: Reptile slam-dunks rival before devouring it

Amazing photographs capture the moment a cannibal crocodile attacked and devoured a smaller rival<p>Here’s a gentle reminder as to why you should never mess with a crocodile.<p>These incredible photos show the moment a hungry crocodile slammed a reptilian rival down on a river bank in Australia before …

Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy

In less than 10 years the country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Delegates at the Paris summit can learn much from its success<p>Read this article in Spanish<p>As the world gathers in Paris for the daunting task of switching from fossil fuels …

Renewable Energy

India pushes rich countries to boost their climate pledges at Paris

Prime minister Narendra Modi announces $30m solar investment, but also pins historical blame on rich countries asking them to do more on emissions and aid<p>India has emerged as a pivotal player in the climate talks, championing developing country demands that the rich take the lead in cutting …

Climate

Amazon unveils hybrid drone prototype to make deliveries within 30 minutes

Retail company’s UAV can fly vertically, like a helicopter, and horizontally like a plane but may still face regulatory obstacles in US, despite safety features<p>Amazon has unveiled a new hybrid delivery drone that can fly both vertically, as a helicopter capable of landing in customers’ backyards, …

Drones

Pulse is a Camera Add-On That Gives You Full Control from a Smartphone

Pulse is a new camera accessory that allows you to control things wirelessly using a smartphone. It plugs into your DSLR or mirrorless camera’s USB …

Gear & Gadgets

Sex Stereotypes of African Americans Have Long History

Herbert Samuels, a sex educator and professor at LaGuardia Community College in New York, and Mireille Miller-Young, a womens studies professor at UC Santa Barbara, talk to Farai Chideya about the role black men and women have played in the American sexual imagination.<p>Transcript<p>FARAI CHIDEYA, …

Women of Color

Beijing air pollution reaches hazardous levels

BEIJING (AP) — Schools in the Chinese capital kept students indoors and parents brought their kids to hospitals with breathing ailments Tuesday as Beijing grappled with extremely severe air pollution for the fifth straight day.<p>The heavy smog erased the capital's skylines with a monotonous gray and …

Pollution

The Story of the First Black Marine

Howard P. Perry was the face of a long overdue change in how our nation fought its wars.<p>The black-and-white photograph looks like one in sixteen …