Stella Damasus

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How an Immoral Bet Created Africatown, Alabama

Robert Edward Battles Sr. lumbers along, his bad back hunched beneath his colorful dashiki — a traditional African garment — that flows down to his …

Black History

11 writing mistakes that can tank your online content

Everyone makes mistakes, but some can quickly kill your writing efforts.<p>ProWritingPartner created an infographic that outlines common errors …

Writing

Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water

After three years of unprecedented drought, the South African city of Cape Town has less than 90 days worth of water in its reservoirs, putting it on …

Mad Max

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time

<b>A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Writing is difficult to <i>teach</i>, if for no other reason than it is also …

Teaching

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is paying off Nigeria’s $76 million polio debt

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>As Nigeria’s battles on to become a polio-free country, Bill and Melinda Gates have taken an extraordinary step to give Africa’s largest economy a helping hand through their foundation.<p>The foundation will pay off a $76 million loan taken from Japan to aid the fight …

Philanthropy

Don't Hold Nose And Mouth Shut When Sneezing, Doctors Warn, After Man Ruptures Throat

With flu season in full swing, this is sage advice.<p>If you pinch your nose and clamp your mouth shut when sneezing, you might want to switch up your …

Medicine

Stella Damasus: HEY DAD

Prayer to me has always been something different from what a lot of people think it should be.<br>Others know how to use the big words and the Christian …

Parenting

EP 18 - AFRICA IN 2017

In This Episode:<p>Happy New Year and welcome to 2018!<p>Before we continue to take you on a journey through Africa and tell you about all her amazing …

George Weah

This Liquid Lipstick Will Last Through Anything — & It's Natural

Liquid lipsticks are a no-fail option for almost any occasion that doesn't involve sitting on the couch in your underwear. The intense color is like …

Makeup

This turmeric tonic is about to replace your morning orange juice

When Sarah Schneider, co-owner of NYC’s Egg Shop, realized that she and other staff members at the restaurant were <i>all</i> experimenting with turmeric at …

15 Best Documentary Series On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: December 12th</b><p>There’s nothing better than finding a good documentary on Netflix, but sometimes you’re craving a little more depth than the average two-hour film can give. Enter the documentary series, a slightly lesser known category that will help entertain and educate you through the …

Netflix

How to Make Over $1,000 a Month by Blogging

Monetize your content and add a new revenue stream.<p>Certified Financial Planner, Author and Blogger<p>Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose originally started blogging to improve his name recognition and drive more customers to his financial planning business. However, as he got to know some of the …

Entrepreneurship

Female facial hair: if so many women have it, why are we so deeply ashamed?

Female facial hair a series of contradictions – common yet considered abnormal – and the pressure to remove it represents the most basic rules of the patriarchy<p>Women like me have been keeping a secret. It’s a secret so shameful that it’s hidden from friends and lovers, so dark that vast amounts of …

This Essential Oil Stops Cancer In Its Tracks

Even scientists now recognize the power agents that exist within some essential oils which stops cancer spreading, and which induces cancerous cells …

Cancer

Stella Damasus: STRIPPING MYSELF NAKED

I wrote a blog a while ago called DATING MY ABUSER, and was shocked at the number of women who sent emails talking about the abuse they had faced. My …

The Weird Reason Why Some People Immediately Respect You (or Not), According to Science

What does your voice says about you? Follow these 3 steps, and you'll make a more authentic first impression.<p>Whether you realize it or not, your voice announces your positive or negative emotional state to the entire world. If you feel self-conscious, your listener hears that.<p>When you feel …

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

• <b>There's plenty of spare time in life that can be easily wasted — but using those moments to your advantage can help you become your best self.</b>• <b><br>Author John Gorman reveals how his modified Pomodoro Technique has helped him prioritize and become excellent at whatever he chooses to do.</b>• <b><br>All of the tasks</b> …

Anita Hill Responded to Joe Biden's Apology About Her Sexual Harassment Hearing

As more women come forward and the number of sexual assault allegations against powerful men grow, we can look back to 1991 and thank Anita Hill for opening the conversation on sexual harassment in the workplace. She appeared in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to assert that Clarence …

Feminism

Using This Splurge-Worthy Serum Every Morning Has Completely Transformed My Skin

This article originally appeared on Southern Living. For more stories like this, visit southernliving.com.<p>I’m not one to spend when it comes to the …

Skin Care

Cops release harrowing open letter in Twitter campaign to reach out to domestic abuse victims

Officers are using the hard-hitting tweets to try to encourage people who feel trapped by their abuser to come forward.<p>Police Scotland have released …

10 Shows To Watch With Your Kids That Won’t Make You Die of Boredom

One of my favorite parts of the day is sitting down at the end of it and watching something that doesn’t suck. I also like to spend some time with my …

These Natural Sleep Remedies Will Send You to Dreamland in No Time

If you've ever found yourself lying in bed not able to sleep, you'll know it's a pretty frustrating experience. The longer you lie awake, the more …

Sleep

EP 12 - INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE

In This Episode:<p>‘I always wondered why people looked at my fiancé and I funny when we walked down the street until I realized, they weren’t actually …

This Is How to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation, According to Science

Caroline Webb, author of How to Have a Good Day, uncovers the science behind owning the room in a social situation.<p>Caroline Webb, the renowned economist, leadership coach, and author of <i>How to Have a Good Day,</i> has helped hundreds of organizations be more effective through behavioral economics, …

Psychology

EP 9 - Cartoons & Pornography

In This Episode:<br>I found out something about a month ago that absolutely blew my mind. It is crazy what our kids could be exposed to.<p>Some sick …

Va. Middle Schoolers Simulate Sex Acts With Pinned-Down Black Students While Yelling Racial Slurs 

Many Breast Cancer Patients Receive More Radiation Therapy Than Needed

When Annie Dennison was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she readily followed advice from her medical team, agreeing to harsh treatments in the hope of curing her disease.<p>"You're terrified out of your mind" after a diagnosis of cancer, said Dennison, 55, a retired psychologist from Orange …

Cancer

What happened when my daughter saw me kiss my wife

The day my oldest daughter was born, I held her in my arms in the hospital and made two promises: "First, I promise I will never leave your mother; and second, I'll show up. I'll do everything I can to be at your recitals and ball games and dinner around the table."<p>My baby laid there in my arms …

Parenting

The Mysterious Death of a Tantric Sex Guru

Psalm Isadora escaped a Christian cult and grew to become a sex and healing guru to the masses. Then she was found dead. Many of her disciples aren’t …

Mendocino County

Man Shuts Down Anti-Abortion Argument By Asking One Question

Writer laid out the dishonesty of pro-life zealots on Twitter<p>The topic of abortion is one of those issues that, like gun control, or where you stand …