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Why Your Workplace Is Shaming You Out of Being Happy

You may actually love what you do, just not where and who you are doing it for.<p>Happiness can often feel elusive, especially at work.<p>I was able to see first hand what it is like to work for a large corporation with poor workplace culture before setting out on my journey as an entrepreneur.<p>I was …

The Workplace

Archaeologists have uncovered genetic evidence that rewrites a fundamental aspect of American history

Turns out that last bit might be wrong.<p>According to a new study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, the first people to reach the Americas most likely never even saw this route.<p>Instead, they took an alternative, more westward path along the Pacific coastline across lands that are now …

Anthropology

Obama cuts sentences for 214 inmates in historic batch of commutations

• Sentence reduction is the largest batch on a single day in more than a century<br>• Most offenders were charged with possession and intent to distribute cocaine<p>President Obama on Wednesday cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences, in what the White House called the …

Man convicted of Birmingham church bombing denied parole

Alabama's parole board decided Wednesday against freeing a onetime Ku Klux Klansman convicted in a church bombing that killed four black girls more than 50 years ago.<p>The decision to keep Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr., 78, imprisoned was met with applause. Relatives of three of the slain girls spoke …

Supreme Court Won't Weigh What Makes A U.S. Citizen

On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to decide who becomes a U.S. citizen at birth.<p>The case was brought up by a group of American Samoans who filed …

The Dos and Don'ts of Wearing Athleisure

Pinterest<p>We're calling it: Athleisure is the sport-inspired (read: comfy) fashion trend you're going to want to live in <i>all</i> summer. Even better, getting the look is super easy as far as fashion things go. Simply mix sporty basics like bombers, track pants, hoodies, tees, and sneakers into your …

Clothing

When Martin Luther King Jr's assassin fled to London

<b>The shooting of Martin Luther King Jr is one of the most infamous murders in American history. For two months, the FBI scoured America to find their prime suspect - the small-time criminal James Earl Ray. Yet when he was arrested on 8 June 1968 it wasn't in the US but thousands of miles away in</b> …

Slavery Scars A Trans-Atlantic Family Tree In 'Homegoing'

Yaa Gyasi's highly anticipated debut novel, <i>Homegoing</i>, follows two branches of a family tree as it grows over three centuries. Half-sisters Effia and Esi were born in different villages in 18th-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman (though the British soldiers call their local women …

7 Super Healthy Foods High in Magnesium

Magnesium is an extremely important mineral. It’s involved in hundreds of chemical reactions in your body and helps you maintain good health. …

5 Superfoods You're Probably Not Eating, But Should Be

By some estimates, the state of American health looks pretty grim. And much of it is directly tied to poor diets.<p>Based on current trends, one in …

57 Ricotta Recipes That Prove It's the Most Underrated Spreadable Cheese

Sure, ricotta is great on its own, but its full-throttle potential comes through best when it's a supporting actor in one of these 57 recipes for dishes, dips, and desserts.<p>An underrated cheese if ever there was one, ricotta is basically the Muenster or Monterey Jack of spreadable cheese: Sure, …

17 Ways to Eat More Vegetables Right Now

Eat more veggies. We all should be doing it, but let's face it — sometimes it's easier said than done. But there are plenty of recipes you can make …

Healthy Eating

Is Bernie Sanders doing any better than he was when voting began?

By Philip Bump<p>, National correspondent<p>One of the questions at the heart of the Democratic presidential contest is whether the race has shifted in favor of Sen. Bernie Sanders over the past few months. There's no question that Sanders has improved against Hillary Clinton over the course of the past …

Cinco de Mayo & Afro-Mexican History, 5 Things You May Not Know

Despite its popularity here in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexican Independence Day (that’s September 16). Instead, the date marks Mexico’s victory …

A Sneak Peek at ‘Dirty Little Secrets,’ the Panama Papers Documentary

It’s the Wikileaks of the financial world: Nearly 12 million unearthed documents from one Panamanian law firm show how offshore shell companies keep …

No More Colonialism Disguised as Financial Assistance: The US Must Relinquish Puerto Rico

This year, 2016, marks a new era in Caribbean colonialism.<p>The US Congress is preparing a “Financial Control Authority,” which will supervise the …

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Until White America looks at Tamir Rice and sees their own children, there will be no racial justice in the U.S.

<b>This undated photo provided by the family's attorney shows Tamir Rice. (AP Photo/Courtesy Richardson & Kucharski Co., L.P.A.)</b><p>He was 12, playing with a toy gun, in a locale with open-carry laws. Tamir Rice was executed for being a black boy<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>December 29, 2015 3:18pm (UTC)<p>In South …

America's First Slavery Museum Shifts the Focus from Masters to Slaves

Unlike many plantation tours, which lionize wealthy white slaveowners, the Whitney Plantation in Louisiana tells the violent history of slavery from the perspective of the people who were chained, maimed, and molested.<p>When you arrive at Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana, you're given an …

9 Books To Inspire You To Create The Happiness You Deserve

Struggling to find the courage to leave that snuggly comfort zone? Maybe you have a goal you’ve wanted to tick off your bucket list for a while, but …

16 Tasty Toast Toppings for an Easy Breakfast Upgrade

Some people may think toast is boring, but we know it’s all about how you top it. Toast is one of the most versatile foods, since you can munch on it for breakfast, lunch, dinner <i>and</i> dessert. Next time you need some carb-y, comfort food goodness, take a look at these 16 new ways to top your toast …

11 Books From The Past 5 Years That Are Worth Reading For Every Woman

Thousands of books are published every year. You enter a bookstore and you can surely get lost in all this variety. If you love to read, I bet you …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

How ‘Beasts Of No Nation’ Perpetuates Hollywood’s Skewed View Of Africa

It’s a beautiful film, but there's more to Africa than stories of misery and pain.<p>Netflix might be making history with its first feature film, "Beasts of No Nation."<p>The Cary Fukunaga-directed drama about a young West African boy who finds himself a child soldier in a war, has been making the rounds …

31 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Vitamins

Dietitians Emily Haller and Keri Gans on the dead giveaways that you need to step up your nutrient intake.<p>Back in 2004, nutritionists everywhere were screaming at movie theater screens, threatening to boycott <i>Mean Girls</i> when Regina George "innocently" (you never know with Queen Plastic) asked how …

11 Documentaries You Need to Watch on Netflix Right Now

If you're not already addicted to the incredible, eye-opening documentaries on Netflix, let us be the first to tell you: you're seriously missing out. Don't worry, we've got you covered. We've put together our favorite documentaries streaming on Netflix right now, from deep dives into the lives of …

How To: Develop 5 Positive Traits for Happiness

Your happiness is, above all other things, your most important asset. Truly happy people are more successful in their career pursuits, have better …

Happiness

What to Do With Your Mind During Meditation

<i>By Lodro Rinzler</i><p>I have been teaching peaceful-abiding meditation for 14 years now, and over that time I have realized that there are many misconceptions about what to do with your mind during meditation. If you have ever sat down in a cross-legged posture, began focusing on your breath, and …

Meditation

The most successful slave rebellion in history created an independent Haiti and secured the Louisiana Purchase and the expansion of North American Slavery.

<i>This article supplements Episode 5 of The History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy. Please join Slate’s Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca</i> …

Best Toothbrushes: Our Annual Guide

For something you use several times a day, most of us don't give much thought to which toothbrush we buy. Let me tell you, there's a whole world of …