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The Birth of a New Civil Rights Movement

2014 was an epochal year for social justice. 2015 could be even more dramatic.<p>The shattering events of 2014, beginning with Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, did more than touch off a national debate about police behavior, criminal justice and widening inequality in America. …

30 Questions to Help You Reflect and Get Excited for 2015

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i><p>Another year has almost gone by, but now is the perfect opportunity to reflect and build a plan for next year.<p>I've come up with a set of questions to help you reflect, focus and build a plan to make your 2015 a successful year that embraces …

10 Short Stories I Loved in 2014

<i>Below is a guest post from Pravesh Bhardwaj, a filmmaker based in Mumbai who has been posting his favorite short stories all year.</i><p><i>I started posting</i> …

Happy New Year, Here I Come...

"To heal our wounds, we first need the courage to face them." -- Paolo Coelho<p>I've never been afraid to face my demons in life, no matter what form they chose to take. Even as a child, any time that I have ever been afraid my first natural reaction was always to fight... just turn around and face …

11 Nuggets Of Wisdom From Teens To Inspire You In 2015

This year on HuffPost Teen, bloggers shared their personal stories of struggle, triumph and inspiration, while imparting some wise-beyond-their-years powerful pieces of knowledge with their peers.<p>We've rounded up the best real-life advice we've heard from our bloggers in 2014. Below, here are their …

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Said, 'I Love You'

Saying, "I love you," in the romantic sense puts a person in the most vulnerable, beautiful and frightening of situations. It is so petrifying …

Cooking Meal With Boyfriend, Add Excitement to a Relationship

I would say my boyfriend Blake and I are foodies, but that would be misleading. It's not that we know all about the newest superfood in the pipeline or have an innate sense of which restaurant is about to go from up-and-coming to a bona fide sensation. We just really enjoy eating! We've been …

How feminism conquered pop culture

Alice Vincent explains how 2014 was the year it became cool to use the F word<p>In 2014, culture became a feminist issue. On the red carpet, on stage, in our National Theatre and our Houses of Parliament, at the UN, on our bookshelves, Twitter feeds and on talk shows, prominent actresses, singers and …

Is Your Brain Trying To Sabotage Your Leadership?

If you’ve ever tried to lead a group of people—even a small group—you’ll know it can be a real challenge.<p>Everyone has their own personality and way of doing things, so no two situations are ever the same.<p>Now you can add another complicating factor into that leadership equation: <b>your brain</b>.<p><b>Know Your</b> …

“No civilization would tolerate what America has done”

Institutional racism. Rampant income inequality. A broken justice system. America may never be a great society<p>It seems police can get away with anything: choking men who have surrendered; shooting unarmed teens; knocking pregnant women to the ground. While the issues involving race, civil rights …

Idris Elba Let Everyone Know How He Feels About Being The Next James Bond

Idris Elba has long wanted to score the role of the next James Bond after Daniel Craig finally decides to toss away the keys to the Aston Martin. He seemingly has all the tools to fit right into 007’s shoes: he’s handsome, he’s cool as a cucumber, and he can act his ass off (in case you needed …

8 Reasons Living With Your Boyfriend Won’t Get You An Engagement Ring

I see a lot of single women in my office, women who—despite being smart, successful and attractive — complain that the dating world isn’t being kind …

2014 Notable Deaths: Amazing Women We Lost This Year

At the end of every year, there's a tendency to compile lists—the best and worst of this or that, the top whatever-you-call-its—that help sum up what the year was about. But it's also a time to remember the people we lost, and in 2014, the world said goodbye to many incredible women. Here are some …

What Millennials And Their Leaders Must Know To Succeed

“Career entitlement.” It’s a term I’ve only heard recently, but it’s a concept I’ve felt keenly over the past eight years as a first-time CEO. At first I thought it was just me. (In some part, it was. Millennial’s leaders share a fair portion of the blame for the angst.) Then I heard reactions from …

Khloé Kardashian Just Wants a Kuddle

Does she know about those people and their "FREE HUGS" signs?<p>Khloé Kardashian covers the new issue of British <i>Cosmopolitan</i>, and the magazine's cover lines promise she'll be discussing "Justin Bieber, sex, and doing the dishes." Presumably those are all separate topics (and she's actually just …

Salon’s What to Read Awards: Top critics choose the best books of 2014

To help sort through the year-end flood, we reached out to critics and tallied the totals for this definitive list<p>We know you’re inundated with year-end best books of the year lists--hence our annual tradition in which we reach out to top critics to try to come to some kind of consensus on the best …

Be Original And Flourish As A Leader in 2015

“The wise man lives off the fool, and the fool lives off his job.” This old Spanish proverb is timeless – yet many leaders in the workplace lack the wisdom to create enough impact to be both successful and significant in their work.<p>How often do you feel foolish because you allow others to dictate …

How Mindful Children React Differently to Challenges (Illustrated)

Growing up, I was a firecracker. I reacted quickly to situations and never hesitated to express my "passionate" opinions. This often led to hurt feelings. I remember once, after a heated discussion with my brother, he asked my parents to put a coffee filter over my mouth to "keep the yucky stuff …

24 “Dwayne Johnson” Motivational Picture Quotes

He has graced the covers of many bodybuilding and fitness magazines and won his way into our hearts through his charismatic and kick ass acting …

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These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Best Christmas present ever? Heartwarming moment app developer reveals to his parents he had paid off their mortgage

• <b>Joe Riquelme surprised his parents for Christmas by giving them envelope with bank documents and note saying their house had been paid off</b>• <b><br>Riquelme is</b> …

Want to Be a Better Leader? Kill the Attitude | Inc.com

I've read the books, surveyed the landscape, and interviewed the bright thinkers.<p>Over the past year, I've hyper-focused on this idea of what makes an excellent leader in business (and in life), and I've met with a few of them in person to pick their brain.<p>There's one clear trait that slowly …

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18 Life-Changing Hacks for Curly Hair

How to define your curls, eliminate dry ends, prevent frizz, and more.<p><b>1. Cover the sink with plastic wrap before detangling your hair.</b> Never clog the sink again.<p><b>2. When detangling your hair, use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush to prevent breakage and preserve the shape of your</b> …

Manage Your Day To Day

It’s time to stop blaming our surroundings and start taking responsibility. While no workplace is perfect, it turns out that our gravest challenges are a lot more primal and personal. Our individual practices ultimately determine what we do and how well we do it. Specifically, it’s our routine (or lack thereof), our capacity to work proactively rather than reactively, and our ability to systematically optimize our work habits over time that determine our ability to make ideas happen.

Eleven tips to de-stress your life

Have you ever wondered why after a stressful experience – like getting into a fight with your spouse or hearing that your office is announce massive layoffs, you have a physical reaction like a headache or stomach pain?<p>Being stressed isn't a fun experience. On top of the physical symptoms, stress …

“Selma”: A riveting, timely civil-rights drama brings Martin Luther King’s struggle back to life

David Oyelowo’s complex MLK portrayal anchors Ava DuVernay’s thrilling and eerily relevant drama of Alabama in 1965<p>Given the level of difficulty inherent in the material, “Selma” is a much better film than we had any reason to expect. If Hollywood was waiting, consciously or otherwise, for a black …

Pope Francis calls for 'more tenderness' and greater empathy in Christmas Eve mass

Pope Francis has urged people to have greater empathy towards family and friends with problems in his Christmas Eve mass, saying the world "needs …

Bereaved Parents Pay It Forward to Honor the Little Girl They Lost

Parents Carrie and Larry Carroll had a normal, happy family life with two children under the age of six and a third on the way.<p>Then, on April 4, …

Kelly Ripa's secret to successful marriage

What’s the secret to a long lasting marriage?<p>Kelly Ripa thinks sex — and lots of it — is key.<p>“I fundamentally believe that the more you do it, the more you do it, the less you do it, the less you do it,” the 44-year-old “Live! with Kelly and Michael” co-host, who’s married to Mark Consuelos, said …