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One Couple’s Journey From Debt to $1.5 Million in Savings

When Al and Lesia Riddick got married 16 years ago, they had about $150,000 in debt, including a student loan, a car loan and a mortgage.<p>Now they’re …

Personal Finance

'What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?' Frederick Douglass' 1852 speech still resonates in 2018

“Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak to-day?” Frederick Douglass asked a packed hall of fellow Americans in Rochester, New York on July 5, 1852, a full 10 years before Lincoln would sign an executive order freeing enslaved persons in southern and bordering states. Douglass, who …

Black History

The ‘world’s tiniest computer’ is smaller than a grain of rice. Much smaller.

Not to be outdone by the “world smallest computer” IBM revealed in March, a team at the University of Michigan is calling IBM’s bluff with an even …

University of Michigan

World's tiniest 'computer' makes a grain of rice seem massive

You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing 'computer' measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM's former record-setter. It's so small that one …

University of Michigan

I Tried the Keto Diet for 2 Weeks and Lost More Weight Than I Thought

Here's what happened when I committed to the high-fat, low-carb diet for two weeks.<p>I'm not usually a fan of prescribed "diets"—I live by more of the …

Fitness

The Effects of Marijuana on Your Body

Marijuana is made from the shredded and dried parts of the cannabis plant, including the flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems. It’s also known as pot, …

The Obamas Signed a Multi-Year Deal With Netflix, and Every Entrepreneur Should Learn This 1 Lesson From It

The people, brands, and companies that are embracing their role as a media company are increasing their platforms and winning new audiences.<p>Today Netflix announced a multi-year agreement with former President and First Lady, Barack and Michelle Obama. In a statement on Twitter, Netflix said the …

Michelle Obama

Miles Davis / John Coltrane: The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 Album Review

By 1960, modern jazz was in upheaval. This shift was thanks in no small part to the seismic, artistic advances that Miles Davis and his quintet had made the year prior when he released <i>Kind of Blue,</i> a still-astonishing document of restraint and free melodic expression that would go on to become one …

Albums

This Is What Happened to My Body After the First Week of the Keto Diet

So. Much. Butter.<p>In October of last year Michael Easter wrote a story for Tonic entitled: "The Ketogenic Diet Is Probably Not for You," to which my visceral response was: “Oh <i>yeah</i>?” I just reread it moments ago and realized that, through his reporting, Easter had given me all the research-backed …

A Black Passenger Saved My Flight From An Emergency Landing. Here's Why That Matters.

In the days leading up to Black History Month, I boarded a flight from Huntsville, Alabama, to Denver — a brief stop during a long month of layovers. It was my eleventh work flight of the month, and my first near-miss.<p>After sleeping through my 4 a.m. alarm, I raced down I-65, barely beating the …

Remembering the burning of Black Wall Street, because you probably didn't learn about this tragic massacre in your U.S. History class

<i>February is Black History Month.</i><p>As a young Black girl growing up in Detroit, my world was a constant celebration of Black culture. Life in a major …

Celebrate Black History Month With These 17 Shows and Movies on Netflix

Add all of these to your watchlist this February.<p>2018 is a banner year for black creatives and projects with black leads. Films like <i>Black Panther</i> and</i> …

Black History

How Louisiana Buried the History of the Nation’s First Black Lieutenant Governor

Back in 1976, when Brian Mitchell was eight years old, a teacher in his Louisiana school system asked if anyone in the class was related to a famous …

15 Keto Snacks That Take Care of Comfort Food Cravings

Is it just us, or is the ketogenic diet trending harder than berets and flare pants right now? High in fats, low in carbs, and 100-percent …

Healthy Eating

The challenges of being a black professional in a white corporate world

This Black History Month is different to me.<p>At this stage in my life and career, the historical black figure who intrigues me most isn’t Malcolm X, …

The Racially Fueled Gang Rape of Recy Taylor That Shamed a Nation

In 1944, a black woman named Recy Taylor was attacked by six white men. Justice was never served, but 'The Rape of Recy Taylor' helps ensure that she …

10 Easy Dinner Ideas for Last-Minute Meals

In my meal plan arsenal, there's a roster of reliable recipes I keep on standby for nights I need to throw dinner together in a pinch. Whether I'm …

This protein makes your heart fit without actually exercising it

No gym membership necessary.<p>It’s no secret that exercise makes your heart bigger in a healthy way, helping it to pump blood more efficiently and lessening the potential for heart failure. Figuring out a way to mimic the way exercise manages to do this could be an extremely beneficial way to treat …

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The interplay between nutrients in your diet can have a profound effect on your health. The relationship between potassium and the sodium in salt, for example, influences your overall cardiovascular well-being. If you are like most people in the U.S., your diet contains too much sodium compared to …

Nutrition

The window on Colin Kaepernick's NFL career may well be slamming shut

The fact that the talented and outspoken quarterback remains unsigned is the league’s greatest shame right now<p>A city as polarized as Baltimore, where last year the Department of Justice found a shocking system of racial profiling and abuse by police, could use a player who raises the questions …

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

CEO Mary Barra shakes up GM

DETROIT -- Mary Barra has only been chairman and CEO of General Motors for three years, but the company she leads today is vastly different from the one she inherited. She has tried to make it more decisive, focused, responsive and responsible.<p>Barra and a team that combines GM lifers and carefully …

Nephew Of Colonel Sanders Revealed The Secret Ingredients Of KFC's Fried Chicken

<i>By: Evan Jankens</i> <br>@kingofthekc<p>Whether it’s original or extra crispy, KFC is phenomenal. There are things in this world we may never know like how many …

This doctor's office charges $150 a month and doesn't take insurance — and it could be the future of medicine

Dr. Robin Berzin runs a boutique medical practice out of a WeWork coworking space in New York City. Every day, she runs into 20- and 30-somethings who are eager to share their concerns with her — like weight gain, sleep loss, and mood swings — in the communal kitchen.<p>At Parsley Health, Berzin and …

Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna

Make the vegetables: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Toss the squash with 1 tablespoon olive oil on a baking sheet; season with salt. Toss the …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

How the low-FODMAP diet helped me beat my bloat

If you're one of the 60 million Americans with a digestive disorder, you may be used to approaching each meal with a sense of dread.<p>Simply snacking on a piece of fruit can leave you gassy, bloated or in pain. In my case, a couple of pieces of cauliflower can puff up my stomach like a balloon.<p>I have …

Bread

A Poem About the Women's March by Johnetta Elzie | Teen Vogue

"Where were you?"<p><i>In this op-ed, we share a powerful poem written by civil rights activist and the co-founder of Campaign Zero, Johnetta Elzie.</i><p>Where were you when your ancestors set out to steal my ancestors from our homes?<br>When they raped African women then refused to acknowledge their own children, …

Feminism

100 Women 2016: I am a 'surrendered wife’

<b>Californian Kathy Murray says she saved her marriage by giving up trying to control her husband. Despite considering herself a feminist, she follows - and now teaches others - the approach of a controversial book called The Surrendered Wife, which tells women to stop nagging their partners and</b> …

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