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Slaves in their own words: Recordings of a lost world

The 13th amendment abolishing slavery was passed 150 years ago. Thanks to the Library of Congress, the voices of some of those who were emancipated can now be heard<p>Around four million slaves were freed at the end of the American Civil War in 1865. Over the generations their stories have been passed …

Dream Big: A Message for Writers Everywhere

<i>Intro by Jessica Strawser, Editor of Writer’s Digest</i> <i><br>And now, for something completely different.</i><i>I recently had the amazing opportunity to speak on a</i> …

Creative Writing

The Week in Review: NAACP Leader Sparks Conversations About Race

Rachel Dolezal resigned from her position as head of the Spokane, WA, NAACP chapter this week after she set off a media and cultural firestorm. Dolezal was born to Caucasian parents and spent much of her life identifying herself as a white woman. However, as her commitment to black causes and …

This Model Absolutely Nails What We Really Mean When We Post on Snapchat

"Cleavage game is strong here."<p>This is so absolutely perfect. An Irish model named Holly Carpenter got real about the kinds of things we send on Snapchat. Using side-by-side photos of what was captioned and what the real truth probably is, Holly had a bit of fun with the way we try to stage our …

Social Media

18-Year-Old Who Designed Her Own Prom Dress Is Now Creating Red Carpet Gowns for Celebs

After her first dress design went viral, Kyemah Mcentyre got the commission of a lifetime.<p>Like lots of us, Naturi Naughton first found out about Kyemah Mcentyre when the actress and singer saw the viral story of 18-year-old Mcentyre's prom dress.<p>Naughton, once a member of the R&B group 3LW and …

Literature

#ProfilesWeLove: How to Present Yourself on Flipboard

You’ve got the basics down. An awesome profile avatar, concise description and magazines with stunning covers. What could you possibly improve? There are more ways you can take your profile a step further.<p>Branding isn’t just for companies, but it can be a great way to market yourself. You don’t …

What Your Nails Reveal About Your Health

Before you slap on a fresh coat of paint, take a closer look at your digits to make they’re in tip-top condition. “Your nails can be a mirror to your …

Skin Care

Jonathan Galassi: ‘Writing is inherently scary’

Jonathan Galassi published his debut novel, <i>Muse</i>, last month. The former poetry editor of The Paris Review, Galassi is also the author of three collections of poetry: <i>Morning Run</i>, <i>North Street</i> and <i>Left-Handed.</i> When he's not busy writing, Galassi serves as president and publisher of Farrar, Straus and …

Writing

Why I read aloud with my teens

A few weeks ago, my son and I finished reading Stephen King’s “11/22/63: A Novel<i>.</i>” The unusual part is the fact my son will be 18 years old in less than a month.<p>I also read with his sister, who is 14.<p>I didn’t plan to read aloud with my kids for this long. It just happened. As a former adjunct …

Parenting

How These 23 Models Got Discovered

A look into the launching point of their now-famous careers.<p><b>1) Cara Delevingne</b><p>"I've been best-friends with Genevieve Garner, daughter of Sarah Doukas [CEO of Storm Model Management] since I was five. Sarah saw me when she came to our school and Gen introduced us. I had never thought about modeling …

Time

Photo by fsse8info<p>Time: eternal mystery<br>is wrapped around our souls;<br>it steals the bloom from rose-bud cheeks,<br>matures the lambs and foals.<p>It ages …

We Made This. {Love Poem}

We made this with blood,<br>sweat, guts and tears.<br>We made this with phone calls from<br>an ER at three in the morning.<br>We made this with snuggling on your …

Valentine | Short Poem By Satish_Verma

Photo by Mike Kniec<p>Your body in mud pack,<br>in line of fire<br>suddenly finds a lover.<br>I was watching with concern.<p>Cup of soul, lined with abrasive …

In praise of poets: Gwendolyn Brooks and Nikki Giovanni

Gwendolyn Brooks was a poet and a novelist. She became the first African American to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1950. She was born in Topeka, …

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X-Photographer’s Spotlight – Bert Stephani

By on May 19, 2015 • ( 6 Comments )<p>Tell us about yourself and what got you into photography? How did you develop your style in photography?<p>I’m from …

How 10 of the Biggest Hip-Hop Stars Got Their Rap Names

We take a look at how some of the world’s biggest hip-hop artists, both past and present, got their names.<p>What’s in a name? For rappers – whether …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Beyoncé: "I Have Struggled with Diets"

Bey finally opens up about the plan that really worked for her.<p>Bey has long since endorsed a vegan diet plan as her current detox method of choice, even teaming up with trainer Marco Borges for the 22 Days Nutrition Meal Plan, a plant-centric meal delivery service to accompany Borges' book by the …

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After Two Years Of Being Bullied For It, This Little Boy Donated His Long Hair To Cancer Patients

Totally worth it.

16 Things Preventing You From Having Perfect Skin

Your skin is basically an ill-tempered five-year-old: cranky, high-maintenance, and takes things personally. Every time you do something wrong, it fires back by going dull, breaking out, and showing signs of aging. Here are 16 things you might be doing that are holding you back from the glowing, …

Skin Care

Remember The Worst Final Round In ‘Family Feud’ History? Well, Here’s The Most Inappropriate Answer Ever

Earlier today, we brought you one of the most painful final rounds in <i>Family Feud</i> history. Now, let’s remember quite possibly the most inappropriate moment in <i>Family Feud</i> history a few months after it happened. The category was, “Name something you pull out.” Take it away, Vine…<p>And now the full clip …

Know your Wu-Tang Clan

Do you know RZA from GZA? Or that Method Man is a chess enthusiast? Ahead of their UK tour, here's the low-down on these cult New York rappers<p>Of the many opaque, powerful institutions that have sprung up during the course of Western globalisation, few are as mysterious as Wu-Tang Clan. This …

New Music: August Alsina - 'Planes (Remix)' - Rap-Up

Lift off. August Alsina takes flight with his seductive remix to Jeremih and J. Cole’s “Planes.” The New Orleans crooner puts his girl in the Mile …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Jacqueline Woodson named the new Young People's Poet Laureate

Jacqueline Woodson is the new "young people's poet laureate," the Poetry Foundation announced Wednesday. In 2014, Woodson won the National Book Award for young people's literature for her memoir-in-verse, "Brown Girl Dreaming."<p>As young people's poet laureate, Woodson will serve two years advising …

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You Deserve to Be Happy Now, Not After You Reach Your Goal

<b>“We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our heart of hearts we deserve to have.”</b> <b>~James R. Ball</b><p>I was a binge eater. At night. Every …