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NAACP wants Confederate carving removed from Georgia's Stone Mountain

The famous outdoor relief sculpture depicting Confederate leaders on Stone Mountain in Georgia has come under attack from the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP. The chapter's leader is calling for the removal of the Confederate Memorial Carving that depicts Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall …

White Southern hate, stripped bare for all to see

As a nation finally confronts the truth about the Confederate flag, we join together to tear a hateful symbol down<p>The fight over the Confederate battle flag may change the course of a generation of American politics. The flag is not simply about race. It is about the nature of the American …

Rights & Freedoms

One Phone Call Showed Me How People Dismiss Black Humanity When They Defend Police

WASHINGTON -- Interviewing a source can be an eye-opening and harrowing experience, especially when speaking to someone who has been victimized -- or someone who feels her people have been wronged.<p>The Huffington Post published a story last week giving an account of the now-famous McKinney, Texas, …

The Advice Everyone Should Follow From This 60-Year-Old CrossFit Superstar

Sandy Hill is one seriously fit and inspiring woman. After spending 18 months training for the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games, Sandy took eighth place in the Masters Qualifier Round, sending her straight to the games. Did we mention that Sandy is 60 years old?!<p>Never one to fall for a fitness fad, Sandy …

7 Weight Plate Strength Exercises That Work Wonders

Jack up your strength training with a full-body workout utilizing one of the most underrated pieces of gym equipment<p>1. Pushups with Weight …

8 Ways to Get a Killer Workout Without Machines

1 of 9<p>Hold the Machines<p>Impressive is the backyard mechanic who, with nothing but spare parts and rusty wrenches, takes a car that has seen better …

Roadsters

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Social Media Management and Marketing Certification Program - Michelle Hummel, Social Media Trainer and Speaker

<b>Social Media Management and Marketing Certification Training Program<br>Virtual Training on Thurs June 25th 9am – 5pm EST</b><p><b>Get hands on training with</b> …

Public Relations

5 Ways To Be Stronger Today

1 of 6<p>Pack On The Strength<p>These five simple tips, former bodybuilder Gunter Schlierkamp says, will help you lift more weight for more reps—not …

Nutrition

The 4 Most Effective Ways To Burn Fat

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Alex Savva <b><br>Education:</b> B.S. Physical and Health Education, University of Toronto <b><br>Occupation:</b> Founder of CircuitFIT, Co-founder of …

Exercise

14 Tiny Texas Towns That Are Totally Worth The Trip

The Lone Star State is a haven for the small and quaint. Make sure the journey is as fun as your destination. Born of sports car heritage, the new Porsche Macan is almost too much fun to drive. Key word: almost.

Open now: Highland Park gets its own version of Katy Trail Ice House

If you haven't been to Katy Trail Ice House, here's the best explanation: It's Uptown's most popular backyard patio.<p>The Uptown original spawned a …

The Broke Man’s Guide to Fitness Equipment

1 of 8<p>Get Fit With Low Funds<p>Here at M&F we regularly test the latest fitness equipment on the market but we never let anything cloud our distilled …

5 Daily Practices Of Healthy & Happy People

“It’s more than good genes, though that certainly helps,” my friend said, smiling as she casually sipped a hot green tea. In her early 40s, she …

6 Steps to Building the Perfect Workout

How to Design Your Own Training Program<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Determine your primary goal and a secondary goal that will complement it.<br>• Every …

Exercise

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

<i>By Dan Buettner</i><p>For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity -- regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live to 100 and beyond. They are the Greek island of Ikaria; the highlands of Sardinia; the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica; Okinawa, …

Nutrition

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

UC Berkeley

Duke University Professor Stands By Racist Comments

Jerry Hough has seen a lot in his 40 years as a professor at Duke University -- including that “the blacks” in his classes just don’t have the same desire to integrate into American society as “the Asians” do.<p>Hough expressed this takeaway in a response to a May 9 New York Times editorial titled …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The cheapest countries in the world to visit

Travelers on a budget who don't mind going off the beaten path and taking some risks can find plenty of bargains, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum.<p>In its 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report, the group ranked 141 nations from cheapest to most expensive based on the …

Flying

Guess What Happened When JPMorgan's CEO Visited Elizabeth Warren's Office

WASHINGTON -- A meeting between Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jamie Dimon deteriorated almost immediately after the JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO visited the recently elected senator and consumer advocate at her Capitol Hill office in 2013.<p>In a new afterword for the release of the paperback …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Crazy Cheap Deal: Fly to 10 Countries in 30 Days for Just $160

By: Chloe Pantazi<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>If you want to travel a lot for not a lot of money, Southeast Asia is your destination. And besides being cheap, the region offers some of the world's best party countries, like Thailand and Singapore. And right now, there's a country-hopping deal you simply …

South-east Asia

Hate Crunches? 6 Better Core Exercises for Beginners

Shares 50.3K<p>Photo: Pond5<p>So maybe you aren’t in good enough shape to get down and give us 50 crunches. But we know you’re not looking to ignore your …

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Social Media

Be selective<p>Your early foray into social media might seem a bit daunting and it can indeed quickly overwhelm you if you try too much, too soon. Don’t make this mistake. There’s no need to dive headlong into a long list of networks, or even the top four, right out of the gate.<p>Pick just one or two. …

20 Apps You Won't Be Able to Live Without

Photo: Getty Images<p><b>1. KillSwitch:</b> This app discretely removes all traces of your ex from your Facebook profile.<p><b>2. Sleep Cycle:</b> This alarm clock analyzes your sleep patterns and wakes you when you are in the lightest sleep phase so you feel refreshed instead of groggy.<p><b>3. CardMunch:</b> This app quickly …

Americans Eat More Than Half of Their Meals Alone

Here’s some good news for your self esteem: It turns out you aren’t really alone when you’re, well, eating alone.<p>A new report from the market …

Nutrition

The States People Want To Get The Hell Out Of [Infographic]

Survey says: people want to leave Illinois.<p>Gallup is out with a new poll and accompanying map measuring responses to this question: "Regardless of whether you <i>will</i> move, if you had the opportunity, would you <i>like</i> to move to another state, or would you rather remain in your current state?"<p>Big insights …

Artist Gives Celebs the 'Natural' Look

One artist has decided to combat the plague of Photoshopped celebrity looks by going in the oppose direction—depicting our favorite stars as if they …