Tamika Morrison

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The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016

While 2016 was a difficult year politically, it was a great year for motivational books.<p>During this month and next, I'm revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 16) the very best of the best.<p>This post contains the top seven books of the …

‘Good Girls Revolt’ Cast: ’60s-Era Male Journalists Did Not Know They Were Being “Dicks” To Female Staffers – TCA

Genevieve Angelson said she watched <i>Love Story</i> and <i>Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice</i> as research for her starring role in Amazon’s new <i>Good Girls Revolt</i>, …

WATCH: Netflix is Taking Us Back to the Rise of Hip-Hop in 'The Get Down'

It was the late '70s — the last days of disco were on their way and the rise of hip-hop was just beginning.<p><b>Netflix</b> is taking us back to this era where music was forever changed in their new series, <i>The Get Down</i>. Starring <b>Shameik Moore</b>, <b>Jimmy Smits</b>, <b>Skylan Brooks</b>, <b>Justice Smith</b>, <b>Herizen Guardiola</b>, <b>Jaden</b> …

10 Lies We Tell Ourselves That Keep Us From Living Happy And SMART

I do my best with my writing here and on my blog SMART Living 365 to stay away from politics. That's not because I don't have an opinion, but my intention is to instead inspire and encourage us all to think and form our own opinions from a space of awareness, compassion and personal responsibility. …

Happiness

Why I Stand with Black Lives Matter

I could have sat at my desk and just focused on the work piling up. I could have just posted a picture on Instagram. But something compelled me to go into the streets last week and join the movement. For a while now, I have been touched by Black Lives Matter. For three years, its members have taken …

How Our Country Fails Black Women and Girls

And why we need to talk about it.<p><i>The following was delivered before the Congressional Caucus for Black Women and Girls in April.</i><p>I hold a professorship named for one of the most extraordinary Americans to live in the 20th century. Born in 1928, Maya Angelou experienced childhood poverty and …

Why I Like To Sleep Alone, Even After Sex

One of my greatest pleasures is turning down the corner of my white duvet and sliding into bed. I love settling back against my pillows with my MacBook Pro cradled in my lap, reading and tappity-tap-typing away until drowsiness overtakes me. I push the computer to the empty spot where a lover would …

Sleep

Increase Synchronicities With Intuition

October 31, 2015<p>How to Increase Synchronicities With Your Intuition<p><b>By Lisa K.</b><p>Whenever you make a decision, by engaging your intuition you have an …

10 Important Reasons Entrepreneurs Need to Take Blogging Seriously

How the heck do they do it?<p>You know who I'm talking about. I'm talking about those successful entrepreneurs who get tons of business and engagement online.<p>Sure, they hustle just as much as you do. They attend the same networking events. But there's a difference.<p>They seem to have much more business …

Marketing

Obama Walks Fine Line On Race And Policing

President Obama is challenging Americans to have an honest and open-hearted conversation about race and law enforcement. But even as he sits down at the White House with police and civil rights activists, Obama is mindful of the limits of that approach.<p>"I've seen how inadequate words can be in …

'Black Lives Matter' cases: What happened after the protests?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The protests happen with such frequency, the images seem like deja vu: Demonstrators flooding city streets, demanding an end to excessive police force and chanting "black lives matter."<p>But each case that spurs "black lives matter" marches has different circumstances -- and different …

Feminism's Fourth Wave: Spirituality Rituals

Like poetry or jazz, women's spirituality is a wellspring of creative new forms of ritual expression. Here are several samples of what women are …

10 Timeless Habits That Will Change Your Life Right Now

Use these as a template for living an awesome life. The first step is to get intentional about one of them. Then the rest will follow.<p>I've had many low points in life, the lowest stemming from a divorce that led to months of recovery from depression and anxiety.<p>It was also the best thing that ever …

How To Get Into Yoga At Any Size

Yoga makes a lot of big promises. Get into the practice and you're sure to improve your flexibility, energy, and strength while stretching away your stress and emotional baggage. Heck, you can even lose weight. In fact, one study found that overweight yogis in their 50s who practiced at least once …

Prejudice you aren’t aware of (what to do about it)

Employment, education, healthcare, justice, housing. These are some of the central services in society because they help people live the best life …

5 Steps to Manifesting ANYTHING

By now, I’m sure you know all about the law of attraction. We manifest parking spaces and free coffee and are working on manifesting our millions. …

6 Ways To Access Higher Consciousness

by Gregg Prescott, M.S.<i><br>Editor, In5D.com</i><p>Would you like to access higher states of consciousness? The following are 6 ways you can do this!<p><b>1.</b> …

Becoming Intuitive, and the Power of Trusting Your Gut

Q<p>How did you know you had this ability?<p>A<p>When I was young, I would often have an inkling or gut feeling about something and it would come true. At …

'We are scared' _ Africans in India say racism is constant

NEW DELHI (AP) — Fear and anger. Those are the emotions that shadow Odole Emmanuel Opeyemi every time the Nigerian man steps out of his New Delhi apartment.<p>Every encounter with Indians is fraught with those feelings, whether he's taking an autorickshaw or the Metro, buying vegetables or trying to …

How racism came to be called a mental illness — and why that’s a problem

By W. Carson Byrd<p>James M. Thomas<p>In 1981, Anthony Simon, an elderly white man in Kansas, shot his Chinese American neighbor Steffen Wong as Wong was entering his own home. In his trial, Simon’s defense rested upon a claim of “anxiety neurosis”: Simon said he was afraid of “Orientals” and their …

These Images of the Black Experience Offer a Corrective to the Lily-White Photo World

The new issue of 'Aperture' highlights the joys, struggles, and beautiful complexities of life as a black person in America.<p>It doesn't take a large amount of research to see the dearth of black and POC faces within the world of photo-editing. From <i>TIME</i> to the <i>Fader</i>, to <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>, <i>National</i> …

8 Tiny Habits That Will Make You Happier

Sometimes the tiniest habits make the biggest difference.<p>Everything around us is changing at warp speed, it seems--but some things will always remain the same. That's why habits are so powerful. Some of the smallest of our daily habits have the power to always give us happiness and help steer us …

The 9 Skills That Successful People Practice Every Day

If you do these 9 things, you'll be successful.<p>Success comes in many different shapes and forms.<p>Success to one person might be failure to another, depending on their views and aspirations.<p>Regardless of your goal, there are nine core skills that distinguish those who achieve their goals from those …

How Visionary Entrepreneurs Are Creating Million-Dollar, One-Person Businesses

Daniel Faggella, 28, has turned his passion into a seven-figure business. His subscription-based e-commerce site, Science of Skill, sells online fitness and self defense curricula and products to students around the world. When it comes to working, the black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu says, ”I …

Entrepreneurship

Let’s wake up and have a parenting revolution

By Meghan Leahy<p>Stop struggling, parents. Here is the key to relaxing into your family and into your parenting. Here is your permission to stop controlling, cajoling, persuading and arguing your way to children who listen to you. Shefali Tsabary, a clinical psychologist and best selling author of …

How Meditation Will Transform The Way You Manage Your Time

Have you ever wondered what actually “time” is? We live in a society organized according to a linear vision of time, with a huge imprinted obsession …

5 psychological tips for reading people more accurately

Psychology

Robin Wright Reveals How She Fought—and Won—for Equal Pay on House of Cards

In a speech before the Rockefeller Foundation on Tuesday, actress Robin Wright detailed her fight—and ultimate victory—in securing equal pay for her starring role as Claire Underwood on Netflix's <i>House of Cards</i>.<p>"I was like, 'I want to be paid the same as Kevin [Spacey]’" Wright said. "It was the …

The Benefits and Simplicity of Meditation

I recently wrote a piece ranking the Top 20 Habits for Happiness, Health, Productivity, and Success. The list is subjective, based on my research, reading, learning from experts, and personal experimentation over the years.<p>Although the list has generally been well-received, readers pointed out one …

How to build a relationship with yourself to live the life you love

<i>Chandresh Bhardwaj Meditating - photo taken by Melly Lee</i><p>If you've been following me, you know that I emphasize the benefits of networking and cultivating authentic and strategic relationships with others. I know that every person we meet is an ocean of opportunities, knowledge and resources we can …