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12 Morning Routines That Top Entrepreneurs Execute Daily

Your morning routine needs work. Improve it by learning from these top entrepreneurs.<p>Greatness doesn't happen by accident. Industry leaders don't just roll out of bed, fix whatever they find in the cupboards for breakfast, and then head to the office to tackle whatever pops up in their inboxes.<p>They …

8 Best Fast-Food Sandwiches for Weight Loss

Well, it’s hit or miss, really. While some subs carry enough fat, calories and sodium to make you sink, a fair number of them are smart picks that …

Drake and Beyoncé Get Intimate on New Song “Can I”

It looks like Drake and Beyoncé have once again linked up together on a new track dropped from Drake’s upcoming album <i>Views From The 6</i>. The two …

Def Jam Executive No I.D. Is Behind Probably Half Your Favorite Rap Tracks

He simultaneously supplied Killer Mike, Nas and Vince Staples — the latter signed to his own imprint, Artium — with beats far too hard for radio. He …

Millennials Are More Racist Than They Think

Just look at the numbers.<p>There is reason for an even deeper worry: The possibility that the veneer of post-racial America will lead to more segregation. The post-racial narrative, when combined with deep structural racism, leads to what sociologist Eduardo Bonilla-Silva calls “racism without …

If the Internet named the new Drake mixtape

Eternal romantic Drake gave the best Valentine's Day gift of all time by dropping a surprise mixtape late Thursday night called <i>If You're Reading This</i> …

How To Fall In Love Again With Your Career

There are few things more depressing than being stuck in a job you no longer love. We have a holiday celebrating romantic love, but why not one celebrating career love? Especially considering that many of us spend upwards of 25 percent of our waking hours on the job.<p>Ten years ago I took the leap …

“Lean the f*** away from me”: Jessica Williams, “impostor syndrome” and the many ways we serially doubt women

<b>Jessica Williams (Comedy Central)</b><p>Williams had to defend herself against an offensive accusation that she was holding herself back. She’s not alone<p>Katie McDonough<p>February 18, 2015 10:15pm (UTC)<p>After a week of intense speculation about who would be taking over “The Daily Show,” Jessica Williams …

Feminism

10 Tips to Leverage Your Personal Assistant to Get More Done in Less Time

Here are 10 concrete tips to leverage your personal assistant to help you get your life back as you scale your company.<p>If you've ever found yourself saying, "<i>I am stretched so thin with all the projects on my plate and sometimes it feels like getting help from an assistant isn't a help, but rather</i> …

"The 10 Best Rap Performances In SNL History" List By Complex

<i>Saturday Night Live</i>‘s recent 40th anniversary special and Kanye West’s “provocative” performance during the broadcast, has inspired Complex to round …

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Unlock Her Legs is a program that teaches guys the secrets of getting women into bed. The creators of the program are dating experts Rob Judge and …

Book Reviews

3 Hair Makeovers You Have to See

Everyone (even us!) needs a little beauty refresh once in a while. For help, we called in reinforcements: the iconic color and styling duo (of 16 years!) Joel Warren and Edward...

Hair

How to Make a Thrifty Wardrobe Look Expensive

You brilliant shopper, you!<p>Everyone wants to look like a million bucks. But not everyone is able to drop a cool mill for the latest trends—so it’s a good idea to have a thriftier game plan. Buying lower-cost clothing at places like Forever 21, Target, and H&M can save you a considerable amount of …

Nas Revisits Feud With Jay Z in GQ Interview

Heroin addiction sent me to prison. White privilege got me out and to the Ivy League.

I was a senior at Cornell University when I was arrested for heroin possession. As an addict — a condition that began during a deep depression — I was muddling my way through classes and doing many things I would come to regret, including selling drugs to pay for my own habit. I even began dating a …

Seahawks' Richard Sherman: 'Nothing's going to happen' after Deflategate

Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman doesn't think it would've had much effect if the New England Patriots did, in fact, deflate footballs used in last week's AFC Championship Game win over the Indianapolis Colts.<p>Even if it did, Sherman said Wednesday he doesn't buy the notion any NFL discipline …

NFL

The woman unable to feel FEAR: Mother, 44, has been held at gunpoint, beaten and approached poisonous snakes - but is unfazed due to rare genetic condition

Most of us would tremble when faced with a venomous spider or a dangerously high cliff edge.<p>But one woman has a rare disease meaning she is …

University of Iowa

Obama's "Epiphany"

American politics has come to occupy a spectral plane of reality that bears little resemblance to the universe of fact and logic many of us are accustomed to. President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday -- and the widespread reaction to it -- is the ultimate confirmation that the …

Jay Leno Speaks Out Against Bill Cosby, Lack of Diversity in Late-Night | TV Guide

Jay Leno<p>He may no longer have his own late-night forum in which to express his views, but Jay Leno still has something to say about Bill Cosby.<p>The …

Comedy

See how black hairstyles have changed in the last 100 years

Last year, a video from Cut.com showed us in only one minute how hair and makeup has changed for women in the U.S. in the past 100 years.<p>Now the site has released a new version of their beauty history lesson, with black hair. The video, titled "100 Years of Beauty: Marshay," after the model …

Hip-Hop Suggestions for Pro Era Fan Malia Obama

Over the weekend, an alleged photo of <b>Malia Obama</b> wearing a T-shirt for Pro Era, the New York rap crew spearheaded by <b>Joey Bada$$,</b> hit the Internet. We’ve known that the eldest First Daughter was a rap fan since she was spotted checking out <b>Chance the Rapper</b> at Lollapalooza. What sixteen-year-old …

How Good Dads Can Change the World

As well as fighting for women’s equality, we should be lobbying for men to be equal partners at home. The financial and cultural benefits would …

Pittsburgh: The Coolest American City You Haven't Been To

Downtown Pittsburgh is infused with an authentic, indie-spirited vibrancy you don't see much in cities anymore In this era of homogenized cities, Pittsburgh is a breath of fresh air. It embraces its industrial past while simultaneously wrapping its strong arms around progressive green developments, …

Taraji P. Henson Takes To Twitter About Her Son And Racial Profiling, #BlackLivesMatter

On January 5, 2015, Taraji P. Henson spoke out via Twitter about her concerns dealing with racial profiling and her son. For those who may not know …

Police Shootings

The Rise Of The Black British Actor In America

Due to a lack of opportunity in their home countries, black British actors are finding success — and meatier roles — telling Black American stories, sometimes even iconic ones. For David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, this is one of those transformative moments.<p>In Britain, …