Stella Damasus

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Content Creation Checklist: 7 Steps to Get You Started

Content development is an art.<p>Content development is an art. It's a lot more than starting with a topic, writing down some words and hitting publish. When writers start out developing a new piece of content, it's a process.<p>In order to help you to create your own digital content, we've written out …

Digital Marketing

You've never heard of these 5 classes — but their areas of study will boost your pay in the future

If you want the excitement of working in a growing industry, like renewable energy or artificial intelligence, you could try to strike out on your …

Machine Learning

Bo Kaap - Cape Town, South Africa - Quiet Corner

Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, Bo Kaap is a colorfully-painted township located in the “Mother City” of South Africa.<p>In the 16th and 17th …

Melanin Madness! Black Panther Trailer Drops and Folks Lose Their Minds

Everybody in the world was already watching Game 4 of the NBA Finals, and when the trailer for Ryan Coogler’s <i>Black Panther</i> dropped during a …

Black Power

Mayim Bialik says 'getting naked is not the only way to feel empowered' in passionate video

Mayim Bialik has a message for girls and young women about taking off their clothes for the camera.<p>"Getting naked is not the only way to feel empowered as a beautiful person," the 41-year-old actress says in her new YouTube video she shared on Thursday.<p>"Anyone else having issues with celebs …

Feminism

Police Training Should Start With a History Lesson on Slavery Laws

A recent study on police interactions shows what black Americans already know: Police interact in a less respectful manner toward them than they do …

Racism

The mindset that makes many women stay in toxic relationships

The other day, I got a bill from an ambulance service addressed to my ex. My guess is that he had another overdose; the code said they’d had to perform advanced life support.<p>I hadn’t spoken to Mark in ages. But for six years, I supported him financially and emotionally while he made and broke …

Relationships

11 Brilliant Resume Tricks That Worked

A mildly terrifying, but true, reality: A hiring manager spends 15 to 30 seconds, maximum, looking at your resume before deciding whether it belongs …

Employment

How to write the perfect cover letter, according to experts

Cover letters might seem quaint in an era when you're almost always applying for jobs online — and the first reader of your application may be a …

Employment

The Human Race Actually Started Much Earlier Than Believed | International Business Times

According to the textbooks, all humans living today descended from a population that lived in east Africa around 200,000 years ago. This is based on …

Humanity

Women Can Go Topless At This Maryland Beach... For Now

But Ocean City's mayor is vowing to fight back.<p>Chests out, everyone. It’s time for another legal battle over gender issues and toplessness and it’s about to get heated at Maryland’s Ocean City beach.<p>Local “bare-chested” activist Chelsea Covington has long argued that ordering women to cover up is …

Feminism

If You Want to Be More Attractive, Get More Sleep

Last night I was up until midnight watching old episodes of The Office. I’m now regretting that decision, not because I thought Dwight shouldn’t have …

Sleep

Like to make music? Turn your tunes into an income stream

Meet the stock music composers who can make up to £30,000 a year by writing and selling the soundtracks to our digital lives<p>Most people know you can earn money from posting videos and images on the likes of YouTube and Instagram. But few are probably aware that there is a hidden army of “gig …

Music

The Workout You Need to Do If You Sit All Day

It’s no surprise that sitting all day does some undesirable things to our bodies. Research has linked excessive sitting with an elevated risk for …

Yoga

What is beauty to you? - Episode 11

She rewrote her daughter's school worksheet and working moms everywhere cheered

Lynne Polvino was smack dab in the middle of school night stress: it was her turn to pick her children up from school, and her husband, Jesse, was still on his way to their home in Queens, New York, from work.<p>Like so many parents, she found herself simultaneously cooking dinner, helping her …

Parenting

Gina Rodriguez Opens Up About Her Anxiety on Instagram

Last week, <i>Jane The Virgin</i> star Gina Rodriguez posted a video to Instagram of herself smiling while wearing no makeup for 10 seconds as part of a series of video portraits by photographer Anton Soggiu. For Rodriguez, the video was about more than showing off her makeup-free complexion; it was a …

Anxiety

Deported Veterans Protest on Memorial Day in Mexico

They protested on Memorial Day in Ciudad Juarez.<p>A group of Mexican men who served in the United States military in order to gain citizenship, but were denied and deported, protested in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Memorial Day.<p>A picture of the protest, taken by photojournalist Herika Martinez and …

Immigration

A school that meets students where they are – it’s becoming a reality in LA

RISE High wants to make learning more accessible for young people in Los Angeles.<p>Kari Croft noticed a trend early on in her career teaching high school in Los Angeles. Students kept disappearing.<p>“My students were facing pretty significant challenges outside of the classroom,” Croft said. “They …

Education

Black Doll Found Hanging by a Noose Outside Wakefield High School in NC

It’s the Tuesday after a long weekend, and some idiots apparently decided to use their time to hang a black doll by a noose from a building at …

Racism

Blink Twice and You'll Mistake These Dubai Bloggers For Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner

The Kardashian and Jenner girls have some of the most recognizable faces in the world, and Sonia and Fyza Ali can most definitely attest to that. The Dubai-based blogger sisters are constantly stopped and asked for photos because of their striking resemblance to Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, and …

Makeup

Ailing African Presidents Leave Nations in Leadership Limbo - Bloomberg

Nigeria, Angola and Zimbabwe are being left in leadership limbo as their ailing rulers spend weeks abroad seeking medical attention.<p>The presidents of …

Deportation Fears Silence Some Domestic Violence Victims

Since President Trump took office, the hotlines of the Tahirih Justice Center in Houston, which advocates for victims of sexual and domestic …

Immigration

AUDITIONS AND MONOLOGUES VLOG!!

Hey There, <br>So I recently viewed a couple of audition videos and decided that I NEEDED to do a VLOG immediately! <br>I had done a similar topic before but …

Movies

The terrifying side effect of not getting enough sleep

When you feel particularly exhausted, it can definitely feel like you are also lacking in brain capacity. Now, a new study has suggested this could …

Sleep

This Is The Part Of Your Resume That Recruiters Look At First

If you don’t have their attention in the first 10 lines, you probably never will.<p>If you want to land job interviews, your entire resume needs to be great, but only one part of it has to be <i>really</i> great. Think of it this way: recruiters and hiring managers are most likely to encounter your resume as …

Employment

Everyone is talking about this random skin care trend

One QVC reviewer says, <i>"I love this. I don't want to be without it. This does in one session what would take a week for my Carisonic to do. Dramatic,</i> <i>non-irritating</i><i>,</i> <i>non-drying</i><i>, mega great stuff!"</i><p>Amazon reviewer Juanita says, <i>"I heard many good things about this product and quite frankly I did not</i> …

Skin Care

Meet the 23-Year-Old Innovating The Nail Industry With Static Nails

Alexis Irene is the 23-year-old founder of Static Nails, a manicure company she created out of her college dorm room. Static Nails is an at-home nail kit, featuring reusable nail appliqués which are applied using their non-damaging glue and can be worn up to 18 days, or reapplied up to 6 times. …

Beauty

So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists

How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann<p>“Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody,” said Rainer Maria Rilke in <i>Letters to a Young Poet</i> …

Authors