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Inmates who learn trades are often blocked from jobs. Now something's being done.

Mike Grennan, a former convict who's getting by piecing together small construction gigs in Port Huron, Michigan, says he's paid his debt to society — but, when it comes to getting an occupational license to be a home-building contractor, he just can't outrun his criminal past.<p>That's because …

Home Building

Why African and Caribbean sounds are dominating British music right now

About five years ago, the British media sent itself into a frenzy when it was announced that Cockney – a derided but traditional London dialect – was entering its final days, to be replaced by Multicultural London English (MLE). Today, MLE is the sound of the city’s youth, a vocal mix of the …

West Africa

Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake Recipe

"I work at a coffee shop and my favorite coffee drink is a caramel macchiato so I created a caramel macchiato cheesecake that has become my favorite …

Dessert

Trump takes steps to ease firing of federal workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a trio of executive orders to overhaul the federal bureaucracy by making it easier to fire federal workers for poor performance and misconduct, requiring that departments and agencies negotiate better union contracts and limiting the amount …

Donald Trump

Effective debt management: How to increase savings and get rid of that debt load

Debt is high, and savings are low.<p>Indeed, total household debt rose to an all-time high of $13.15 trillion at year-end 2017, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Center for Microeconomic Data.<p>And, as of year-end 2017, some 4.7% of outstanding debt was in some stage of delinquency. Of …

Personal Finance

Hilton debuts a smartphone app that can control room temperature, TV and lighting

In the latest move to make hotels appeal to young, tech-savvy travelers, one of the world's biggest hotel companies is launching a smartphone app that can control the television, air conditioner, lighting and curtains in the hotel rooms.<p>Hilton has begun testing its app on 500 rooms in four hotels …

Hospitality

4 Anti-Inflammatory Proteins That Will Help You Get Flat Abs Fast, According To Nutritionists

No one wants to feel like they’ve been restricted to eating only “diet food. It sounds unappealing. But there is real science behind cutting down on …

The Best "Healthy" Snacks from Tasty to Addictive

The Definitive Ranking of the Best "Healthy" Snacks from Tasty to Addictive<p>Because when you eat these "healthy" snacks, I promise your mouth will …

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer in ‘Big Moment for Hip-Hop’

In late January, the Compton, Calif., rapper Kendrick Lamar lost the Grammy Award for album of the year to Bruno Mars. “DAMN.,” Mr. Lamar’s fourth LP, was his third straight to be nominated but ultimately fall short of the trophy, considered by most to be the top prize in popular music.<p>But perhaps …

Music

Consistently Beating Market Over 50+ Years

In an article entitled "Beating the Market in All But 3 Years This Century", I showed that the combination of Pure Value (RPV) and Low Volatility …

Investing

Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA.<p><b>Accra, Ghana -</b> They have come from the big cities of San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Thousands of them. And many refuse to return.<p>A new wave of African Americans is escaping the …

The world’s 500 wealthiest people got $1 trillion richer in 2017

The world's richest people got a whopping $1 trillion richer in 2017, according to a new report from Bloomberg News. That's about four times the gains they made last year.<p>That data comes courtesy of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which tracks and ranks the world’s 500 richest people. It …

Economics

5 Common Chronic Pain Triggers And How To Avoid Them

Chronic pain affects a massive number of people. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, it affects more Americans than …

AP Explains: What is bitcoin? A look at the digital currency

LONDON (AP) — The price of a single bitcoin has pierced the $10,000 level and some experts say it could rise further. The world's most popular …

Bitcoin

5 Reasons Why You Must Have a Side Hustle (Unless You're Happy Living Paycheck to Paycheck)

You're employer doesn't love you. If you want a more interesting and financially secure life, you'll have to build it after work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tony Robbins is famous for saying, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” …

Got Bad Credit? Don't Apply for a Loan Before You Ask a Few Hard Questions.

Your credit score is a major factor, but it's not the only reason potential lenders might give you bad news.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you have bad credit, your financing options may be limited and expensive. If you hope to start or a grow a business, you'll …

Black Nova Scotians may finally get title to their land

<b>Canadian descendants of so-called Black Loyalists have long lived without title to the land they were given centuries ago. Now Nova Scotia is righting that historical injustice.</b><p>Violet Downey, 70, and her husband have lived on their land for 50 years. It's been in her husband's family for much, much …

Don't Let Money Be an Obstacle to Starting a Business -- 5 Reasons Why

If money is your only holdup for realizing your dream, do some research -- you might find more opportunities than you'd expect.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've found that a surprising number of professionals -- the majority, in fact -- have dreamed about, or at …

15 weight-loss tips and biggest mistakes to avoid

Losing weight can be tricky business: Even if you’re armed with an arsenal of weight-loss tips, when you’re insanely busy it can be tough to focus on …

Using DNA to paint a face: Research seeks to unlock the identity secrets of our genes

Are there specific genes for a big nose, high cheekbones or full lips? What — or who's — to blame for a widow's peak or wobbly jowl?<p>It's a question …

White supremacists are discovering through DNA tests that they aren’t 100% white

<b>A growing number of white supremacists who are using DNA testing to prove their ‘racial purity’ are discovering they are not fully white.</b><p>Many of the …

Is Your Medication Helping or Hurting? DNA Tests May Be a Guide

Eight years ago, Karen Daggett nearly died while on a Valentine’s date with her husband when her prescription medications built up to a toxic level in her body. She felt dizzy and almost blacked out.<p>Daggett, now 71, was taking several prescriptions for an irregular heartbeat, but neither she nor …

Molecular Biology

The opioid crisis changed how doctors think about pain - Vox

WILLIAMSON, West Virginia — This town on the eastern border of Kentucky has 3,150 residents, one hotel, one gas station, one fire station — and about 50 opiate overdoses each month.<p>On the first weekend of each month, when public benefits like disability get paid out, the local fire chief estimates …

11 things people think are terrible for your diet that actually aren't

I'm used to the shaming look I get from my peers when I crack open a can of sugar-free Red Bull. The questions — and judgement — never end. "That …

Three Theories Explaining What Parallel Universes Are and How They Can Be Real

The idea that things exist in a particular, well-defined state at all times where their properties can be determined so long as you can measure them …

Cure For HIV, AIDS Found? Scientists Discover 'Holy Grail' Biomarker Capable Of Eliminating Virus Reservoirs

A medical research breakthrough at the Institut de Génétique Humaine in France may have brought the international scientific community one step …

Conservative Legislators Are Trying to Pass a State-Sanctioned Discrimination Act

Legislators are trying to brand the act as protection against discriminating religious people.<p>The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America prohibits states from making or enforcing any law that would abridge the privileges of <i>any</i> U.S. citizen. Because that apparently wasn't …

How to download Netflix shows and movies on Android or iOS

After years of users begging for offline access to Netflix shows and movies, the company has given in. Plus, Android owners can store downloads on their SD cards.<p>Netflix now lets you download shows and movies using the Netflix app. So, you can watch movies and shows when you're on a plane, or …

Televisions

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 …

Falling In Love With Your Spouse All Over Again - OLBlog

<i>I have no way of knowing whether or not you married the wrong person. But I do know that if you treat the wrong person like the right person, you</i> …