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Michelle Obama: The Historic Legacy of the Nation's First Black First Lady

For the past two years, Michelle Obama has attended a ceremony in the East Room of White House honoring the country's school counselor of the year as part of her program encouraging students to pursue higher learning. On Friday, she will use the occasion to give her final remarks as first lady of …

Michelle Obama

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

5 Traits Older Generations Don't Understand About Millennials

Here's what you're not getting.<p>Millennials are a hot topic because they are the modern-day disrupters. They're the generation causing the most change. They're the ones redefining the way things get done--and they're the ones closest to the action. They are both the prized spending demographic as …

Employment

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Public Speaking

Clues to your personality appeared before you could talk

Long before you could express yourself with words, you were giving away the signs of your adult temperament. Christian Jarrett explains how.<p>Your personality has been sculpted by many hands. Your genes, your friends, the schools you attended, plus many other factors, will all have played a part in …

Psychology

Here's Where to Vacation This Labor Day, According to the Chicest Jet-Setters

We'd be lying if we said we didn't scour our favorite bloggers' Instagrams to plot our next getaway once in a while. From the beaches of Tulum to the …

9 Psychology Books Every Leader Should Read

Learning the secrets of the mind will make you a better professional.<p>At the base of it, business success is about people--making the right connections, understanding motivation, guessing what others will do next, and accurately evaluating those you meet. Which is why knowing some basic psychology …

Self-improvement

How breakfast became known as 'the most important meal of the day'

What you may not know is the origin of this ode to breakfast: a 1944 marketing campaign launched by Grape Nuts manufacturer General Foods to sell more cereal.<p>During the campaign, which marketers named "Eat a Good Breakfast—Do a Better Job", grocery stores handed out pamphlets that promoted the …

Breakfast

15 Credit Card Do's and Don'ts

Let this be your credit card user manual<p>A credit card is a tool, much like a hammer or Kanye West.<p>And yet, this useful financial instrument is …

Personal Finance

How to use Snapchat on Android - time to get snapping!

Everyone is talking about Snapchat, right? It’s one of the hippest messaging services around, but it’s as confusing as it is exciting. I know I had a hard time understanding it the first time I used it. We sure don’t want you to go through a similar experience! In this post we aim to teach you how …

Social Media

The Power Of Genes, And The Line Between Biology And Destiny

As researchers work to understand the human genome, many questions remain, including, perhaps, the most fundamental: Just how much of the human experience is determined before we are already born, by our genes, and how much is dependent upon external environmental factors?<p>Oncologist Siddhartha …

Genetics

16 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Traveling (and Eating) Around the World

If you’ll go anywhere for a memorable meal, you’ve gotta do it right.<p><i>Welcome to Eat Like a Local! From late-night burgers in Nashville to a life-changing date shake in Palm Springs, we traveled across the U.S. to find the spots that are really hitting home.</i><p>Like you, I believe the only thing as fun …

Coffee Grinders

5 new books not to be missed

Five new books people are talking about, from the editors of the National Book Review.<p>1."The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir" by Betsy Lerner (Harper Wave: 320 pp., $25.99) Bridge, the card game, proves to be an apt metaphor for connection in this memoir about five Jewish ladies who have been playing …

The Restaurant List That Ate the Food World

It's called The World's 50 Best Restaurants, and in recent years, it has become the most powerful, most anticipated ranking of its kind. (Sorry, Michelin.) Why does this list, above all others, generate such a zesty stew of lust, FOMO, envy, and imitation? Brett Martin digs in<p>Maybe the first thing …

7 Things Happy Couples Do Differently

<i>This article was originally published on February 9, 2016.</i><br>There’s no exact formula for a great relationship. In fact, all relationships are made of …

What I Learned Tindering My Way Across Europe

London<p><i>Jet lag and lukewarm offers.</i><p>I’d been counting on Paul, a scuzzy-but-still-sexy manager of a music club in Shoreditch, to meet up with me on my …

Relationships

Africa’s Sex and the City

The web TV series An African City follows the lives of independent young women in the Ghanaian capital Accra – and it has struck a chord with women around the world, writes Yepoka Yeebo.<p>The camera pans across a luxury restaurant. A group of elegant, well-dressed friends sip cocktails and argue …

Africa

The Millennial's Guide to the Fed Rate Hike

Here's what happened—and how it affects you<p>If you were born after the mid ’80s, something just took place that likely hasn’t happened in your adult …

Federal Reserve

5 Men Talk About Their Struggles With Body Image

Five men discuss their relationship with their body, how it's affected their lives, and how to move forward.<p><i>Few and far between are the honest conversations between men about their bodies, their insecurities, and their perceptions of how they look. This is an online conversation among five men that</i> …

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser | Inc.com

Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are 100 podcasts that …

Entrepreneurship

Meet America's Anti-Anti-Science Crusader

Anne Schuchat battles pandemics, anti-vaccers, and the flu<p>America's war on science is widespread and well documented: from climate-change deniers, to moon-landing doubters, to those who claim there is a link between vaccination and autism.<p>It's Anne Schuchat's job to take on this last group of …

Public Health

The Origin Story of Marie Kondo’s Decluttering Empire

“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” Marie Kondo’s mega-selling how-to of minimalism—a tidy blend of confessional autobiography, life philosophy, decluttering strategies, and clothes-folding tips—arrived in America in late 2014. Since then, it has inspired a will to discard, it seems, in a …

Books

How to Listen to Podcasts: A Guide That Still Has to Be Written in 2015

With lots of GIFs and pictures.<p>To<p>stealadapt a line from <b>Re/code’s</b> co-founder Walt Mossberg: Podcasts are just too hard to listen to, and it isn’t your fault.<p>And that’s a shame, both because it’s <i>almost 2016</i> and because podcasts are great (I may be a little biased). Plus, they’re free, which makes the …

Apps

3 Powerful Tips to Help You Read 100 Books This Year | Inc.com

What's the secret to thinking like a CEO? According to Jessica Mah, co-founder of InDinero, it's simple -- just read 100 books a year. She's not the only one insisting that, if you want to be super successful, you need to read more. Business greats like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have said much …

Books

The Rebel Virgins and Desert Mothers Who Have Been Written Out of Christianity’s Early History

The rebels of early Christianity, like Melania, Paula, Susan and that guy Jerome. (All Illustrations: Matt Lubchansky)<p>I. From Silk Robes to Hairshirts<p>…

A 7-day guide to the pursuit of happiness

It can take just minutes to break through a foul mood if you know the right tricks. Here are some scientifically tested methods to help you beat the blues.<p>In the drudgery of the everyday, it can be easy to become lost in boredom and self-pity. Yet some people seem remarkably resilient to life’s …

Happiness

Bill Cosby and His Enablers

Even victims of discrimination can look away from—and thereby enable—other forms of violence.<p>Long before the Black Lives Matter movement raised the problem of immoral police (and vigilante) violence, African Americans grappled with its reality and the seemingly impenetrable logic which undergirds …

Morality

Obama regrets not unifying America and 4 other State of the Union takeaways

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama issued a final passionate plea to voters on Tuesday to bridge the divide in American politics after he leaves office.<p>In his last State of the Union address delivered to a Congress that has often hobbled his ambitions, Obama expressed regret over his own role in …

Mitch McConnell

The Shade Room Is Coming For The Gossip Industry's Wig

How the celebrity gossip site The Shade Room — launched by 25-year-old Angie Nwandu, who grew up in foster care — is figuring things out faster than everyone else.<p><b>Last Saturday, Instagram</b> account @TheShadeRoom posted a screenshot of a comment left by the singer and actor Countess Vaughn on the …

Apple names the best iOS apps of 2015

Apple on Wednesday announced its choices for the best iOS apps of 2015. Taking top honors was Periscope, an app Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice …