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White prosperity over racial equality: It’s (still) the American way

Donald Trump’s victory feels like an earthquake, but its roots run deep in America’s history and priorities<p>On November 8, 2016, individual voters confronted the imperfect legacy of the Founding Fathers. In this election, for the first time since the great rights revolutions of the 1960s, Americans …

Rights & Freedoms

The NHS has banned cigarettes and should ban meat too – both cause cancer

Patient menus offer a wide selection of meats every day, some of which are in the same carcinogenic category as asbestos, alcohol and arsenic<p>The World Health Organisation ranks bacon, ham and sausages alongside smoking as a cause of cancer, placing processed meats in the same carcinogenic category …

Plant-Based Diet

Here’s How A Month Of Exercise Affected My Brain

It’s been long known that physical activity produces mental benefits, but are all exercises equal when it comes to brain boosts?<p>Recently the <i>New York Times</i> reported on a Finnish study published in the <i>Journal of Physiology</i> that found, as long thought, that physical exercise could have a positive …

Exercise

How I Went From Living in My Car to Owning My Own Company

What I learned about success and overcoming adversity from living in my car.<p>When I was 18 years old, I moved into a Honda Civic. I didn't get along with my parents, didn't have money for an apartment, and was not attending college. I read a lot about the student debt crisis many young people face …

Success
Orrin Hatch

Comparing Black People to Monkeys has a Long, Dark Simian History

Wulf D. Hund, <i>University of Hamburg</i> and Charles W Mills, <i>Northwestern University</i><p><i>This article is a foundation essay. These are longer than usual and take a wider look at a key issue affecting society.</i><p>In the history of European cultures, the comparison of humans to apes and monkeys was disparaging from …

Michelle Obama

British lawmakers debate banning Donald Trump from UK for 'hate speech'

<b>London (CNN) —</b> For Donald Trump, in politics as in life, it seems the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.<p>But Monday, the Republican presidential candidate is entering unfamiliar territory, even by his larger-than-life standards, as members of the British Parliament …

Donald Trump

In a state still stinging from racial attack, Democrats reach out to black voters

Debating less than a block from where nine black parishioners were gunned down in a savage, racially motivated attack, Democratic presidential hopefuls on Sunday zeroed in like never before on a critical pool of support: black voters.<p>Race and the social ills faced by blacks — in particular black …

‘A key would not be missed’: A British detective answers our Making a Murderer questions

Netflix documentary Making a Murderer has kept viewers gripped with an unfurling tale of murder and the actions of American law enforcement.<p>But then more information came out: creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos hadn’t included more incriminating evidence about Avery. There were attempts for …

Crime

The message from Oregon is clear: black men with guns are thugs, while whites are patriots

The armed militia occupying federal land under Ammon Bundy are just as criminal as looters of Baltimore and Ferguson<p>How can the “armed militiamen” who occupied the federal government’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon be engaging in a “peaceful protest”? If they’re white men doing the …

LEBRON JAMES: How the king of the NBA spends his millions

Off the court, he's equally relentless. On Monday, James signed a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike— a move that was so big it is more like the merger of two corporations— becoming the first athlete in the company's 44-year history to do so.<p>As a result of his unwavering successes on and off the …

Basketball

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

Harvard Business School

5 Signs You're Sleeping All Wrong

<i>By: Marina Komarovsky</i><p><i>Credit: Shuttershock</i><p>When you've had a night of really bad sleep, or just too little sleep, you know it. But sometimes there are more subtle signs that you're not getting the high-quality shut-eye you need to function at your peak. These clues might mean you need to reevaluate …

Sleep

Microsoft is still driving some Windows 7 users crazy with nagging ads to upgrade

If you're running Windows 7 on a machine capable of using Windows 10, chances are you getting swamped with ads from Microsoft telling you to upgrade.<p>Last month, Microsoft said it accidentally tried to make Windows 7 and 8 machines automatically upgrade to Windows 10 and said it fixed its …

Microsoft Windows

A retired Navy SEAL commander explains 12 traits all effective leaders must have

In his new book, "Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win," cowritten with his former platoon commander, Leif Babin, he and Babin explain the lessons learned in combat that they've taught to corporate clients for the past four years in their leadership-consultancy firm, Echelon …

Fun-Da-Mental

How the clothes you wear affect your career

Years ago I worked on the shop floor of a manufacturing plant.<p>I had worked my way through college at another plant, so I definitely identified more with the hourly workers than the "suits." (Even though most of the guys referred to me as "college boy.")<p>One day the department manager stopped by. He …

Employment

'UFO' crashes onto road in West London

Officers were called by a member of the public complaining about an unknown item on fire near the median strip of a road in Kingston<p>A mystery object that appeared to have crashed into the middle of a road in West London, has left police baffled.<p>Officers were called by a member of the public …

Increase Your Mind Power with These 7 Techniques

Open your mind and realize all the possibilities that disclosed to you. There is no end to the debate about intelligence, cognition, and mental …

The Brain

A billionaire could build a mansion bigger than the White House in Los Angeles for $115 million

The opportunity to build a mansion on an 11-acre property at the intersection of three of Los Angeles' most exclusive neighborhoods — Bel Air, Beverly Hills, and Holmby Hills — is up for grabs for a whopping $115 million.<p>Dubbed "The Park Bel Air," the hilltop property will include three separate …

Real Estate

Pope delivers political message on immigration, tolerance to Congress

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Pope Francis challenged America Thursday to embrace millions of undocumented immigrants and join a global campaign against climate change and poverty, wading undaunted into the nation's volatile politics in a historic address to Congress.<p>Francis also called for a fairer world …

Christianity

This Is How Millionaires View Money — and Why It’s Successful

Doesn’t it seem like the rich keep getting richer while the middle class is stuck in the same old spot?<p>Economic inequality is a hot topic right now, …

Self-improvement

Scottie Pippen was the 2nd-best player of the '90s

Michael Jordan was unquestionably the best player of the 90s, but his teammate was right behind him.<p>Michael Jordan was the best player of the 1990s by a truly massive margin. He's the greatest player in NBA history by a smaller, but still substantial, margin. No one ever approached him as a rival …

Michael Jordan

Here’s the best way to guess correctly on a multiple choice test

Often, you’ll hear people say that you should “trust your instincts” when making decisions. But are first instincts always the best?<p>Psychological research has shown many times that no, they are often no better—and in many cases worse—than a revision or change. Despite enormous popular belief that …

Critical Thinking

One million Britons made this massive mistake when buying their homes

The Citizens Advice Bureau, which gives consumers free, confidential, and impartial advice over issues such as debts, welfare, housing, and consumer rights, warned that 934,000 UK home owners have no plan for how they would pay off their massive homeowner loans.<p>This means that when it comes to the …

Finance

A self-made millionaire studied 1,200 wealthy people and found they teach their kids something the rest of us don't

They continually self-educate; they avoid nostalgia, and they tend to embrace selfishness. Not surprisingly, they also have different opinions when it comes to parenting.<p>That's according to self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who interviewed over 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people and compiled …

Kids

38 Dumbbell Exercises That You’ve Probably Never Seen

These movements will ignite your metabolism<p>Have you seen one of these exercises? Okay, yes.<p>Two? Sure.<p>And 10? Maybe.<p>But what about 20? Or 25? For most people—that may not be you, oh experienced one!—we think it’s doubtful.<p><b>Related:</b> The Anarchy Workout—an Intense Fitness DVD from <i>Men’s Health</i> That …

Fitness

The solar-panel market is ready to heat up

The solar market hasn’t been doing so hot. But the market for solar panels could start heating up soon.<p>Falling prices for industrial commodities used …

Natural Gas

6 Amazing Body Changes When You Give Up Carbs

Simple carbs, such as those found in cookies, candy and chips, are <i>The Bachelorette</i> of the food world. They’ll give you a quick thrill — but you know …

Nutrition

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness | Inc.com

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move …

Self-help