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Talent Is Overrated: Top 10 Habits Of Mentally Tough People

People with limitless determination always have enough talent to succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Regardless if you’re an entrepreneur, athlete, coach, artist or politician, we all must overcome hurdles and setbacks at some point in our lives. These challenges …

Self-improvement

German women battle for 'no means no' in rape law

In 2015, the state of California passed a law known as “yes means yes” - making affirmative, verbal consent to sex the legal standard on college …

Women May Soon Be Required to Register for the Draft | Women's Health

• The draft system hasn’t actually been activated since the 1970s.<br>• In 1982, the Supreme Court ruled that women did not have to register for the draft because they weren’t allowed to serve in combat roles. That changed last year when the Pentagon tossed the 65-year-old policy.<br>• The Army’s famously …

Oklahoma Says Drunk Girls Can’t Get Raped and the Other Worst Rape Laws in the U.S.

Bizarre loopholes and double standards in rape legislation aren’t just confined to Oklahoma.<p>On March 24, an Oklahoma appeals court unanimously ruled …

Carnal
Gender

Sara Pascoe Says Being 'Wiser Consumers' Will Beat Media Sexism And Kim Kardashian Is The Wrong Target

The comedian wants people to 'show dissent' by boycotting newspapers.<p>Chris Gorman, HuffPost UK<p>Sara Pascoe has written her first book after years of …

Feminism

Ted Cruz leans in to court female voters

<b>Indianapolis (CNN) —</b> Ted Cruz is aiming to take advantage of Donald Trump's controversies with women -- including his sparring with Hillary Clinton -- to capture the Indiana primary.<p>That messaging was front and center Wednesday as Cruz announced his selection of Carly Fiorina as his running mate, …

Government

Pushing back against sexism, this is a new era for women online

Claudia Cahalane Contributor<p>Claudia Cahalane is a freelance journalist, editor and copywriter.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Uncovering and counseling domestic violence victims through the My Plan app<br>• There’s an online soccer game used to fight gender based violence<p>At the end of 2014, Facebook, …

Feminism

Academia is quietly and systematically keeping its women from succeeding

Academia’s war on women is real. Even though women outnumber men both in college enrollment and graduation rates, colleges aren’t exactly bending over backwards to accommodate them. From skyrocketing costs resulting in women taking out more loans—and incurring more debt—than men to the complicity …

Higher Education

'Headless Women Of Hollywood' Project Calls Out Objectification Of Women In Film

'By decapitating the woman, she becomes an unquestionably passive object to the male gaze.'<p>Women in film are being objectified left, right and centre …

Feminism

Race roundtable: why all kinds of Americans are increasingly concerned about race relations

Race relations may still rank at the bottom of the list of Americans’ concerns, but a new Gallup poll shows that more Americans (35%) say they’re …

Identity-Crisis Poster Child Rachel Dolezal Is Writing a Book About Racial Identity

The controversial former N.A.A.C.P. chapter president attempts a second shot at relevance.<p>Once the head of a Spokane, Washington, N.A.A.C.P. chapter, <b>Rachel Dolezal</b> catapulted into the national spotlight last year when her parents “outed” her as white, though Dolezal had “identified” as a black …

Behavioral Sciences

Inequality Isn't Just About Money. It's Also About Sexism and Racism.

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have talked a lot about inequality, but they're both largely speaking to white men.<p>This election season, "inequality" is the word. It's got young people flocking to hear Bernie Sanders promise free college and breaking up the big banks, and disaffected older people …

Middle-class

Pushing Past Tokenism

This weekend I will be joining a group of LGBTQ people from around the country at a monastery-turned-retreat-center in Garrison, New York, for three …

The Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups is a guide to the history, culture, and distinctive characteristics of the more than 100 ethnic groups who live in the United States. The origins, history and present situation of the familiar as well as the virtually unknown are presented succinctly and objectively.

From Acadians to Zoroastrians-Asians, American Indians, East Indians, West Indians, Europeans, Latin Americans, Afro-Americans, and Mexican …

Harvard

New ‘Whiteness Project’ shows millennials struggling with identity

This election season there has been a lot of buzz about the so-called disaffected white voter, but not a lot of investigation into what actually …

How to Help Multiracial Kids Establish Their Identity

Multiracial children are shaking up the way Americans think about race. This is how you can help them grow up with pride, confidence, and a strong sense of self.<p>When Mexican-American mom Julia Rodriguez announced that she and her African-American partner were having a baby, her anxious parents …

Los Angeles

REPORT: Chicago Police Dept Has Long History of Racism

From the dashcam video that showed a police officer shoot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times to the youth-led activism that pushed out the state’s …

Show Boat director says British theatre falls short in tackling inequality

Daniel Evans says theatre has long way to go; proportion of minority workers in the arts fails to match ratio in overall population<p>British theatre has a long way to go to tackle inequality, according to the director of a new production that represents a watershed moment in black cultural …

Mississippi River

ICYMI: The Haunting Trailer for 'The Birth of a Nation'

From the opening note of Nina Simone singing “Strange Fruit,” it is clear that the first trailer for Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” is going …

New Singles

BuzzFeed Apologizes For '27 Questions Black People Have For Black People' Video

BuzzFeed faced a lot of criticism over their “27 Questions Black People Have for Black People” video last week. The media company tweeted an apology …

Inside the Psychological Care for Refugees in Germany

In 2015, close to 1 million refugees arrived in Germany. What felt like overnight, the global headlines spilled from the screens onto the European …

Mental Health

Japan is looking for ways to bring in more foreign workers without calling it an 'immigration policy'

Immigration is a touchy subject in a land where conservatives prize cultural homogeneity and politicians fear losing votes from workers worried about losing jobs.<p>But a tight labor market and ever-shrinking work force are making Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policy team and lawmakers consider the …

Japan