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Cheap and easy DIY garden projects

Your garden is ripe for a little more development but don't panic if you consider yourself an amateur gardener or DIYer, as we've found some amazing …

Landscaping

These dirty chai energy balls are the most delicious way to beat the afternoon slump

<i>Each week we spotlight a healthy-delish recipe that’s truly genius (and easy to make) from someone who’s wowed us in the food world. We’re talking</i> …

Obama wants you to read this book on making smarter decisions

The book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow," by Daniel Kahneman, features insights into the pitfalls of human rationality that might just transform how you think about intelligence.<p>Obama's recommendation comes alongside nine other books on the president's list of required reading in the November issue of …

Critical Thinking

Exquisite cross-stitch street art adds colorful blooms to Spain’s city streets

Cross-stitching is not just for grandmothers—Madrid artist Raquel Rodrigo of Arquicostura is taking the decorative embroidery to the next level with …

‘Transparent’ Creator Jill Soloway on Caitlyn Jenner, Lena Dunham, and Mark Ruffalo’s Trans Casting Controversy

In a candid talk, Transparent creator Jill Soloway calls out Hollywood’s cis male privilege and reconsiders her decision to cast a cis actor as the …

Feminism

The 14 worst cases of outright racism the Justice Department saw in Baltimore police

In an investigation that lasted more than a year, the US Department of Justice found systemic racial bias at the Baltimore Police Department — in which police stopped, arrested, and used force on black residents far more often than white ones.<p>But perhaps even more damningly, the Justice Department …

Justice

How Vector Space Mathematics Reveals the Hidden Sexism in Language - MIT Technology Review

Back in 2013, a handful of researchers at Google set loose a neural network on a corpus of three million words taken from Google News texts. The …

Machine Learning

'Vintage Hoarder' Djuna Bel Can't Wait to Wear Her Furs

Djuna Bel has worked in just about every faction of the fashion industry. The stylist got her start at age 17 as a model; then, when she moved to New York, she opened a vintage store named Fox & Fawn on the Lower East Side — it still exists, though under different ownership, and has since moved to …

Top 10 Nutrition And Workout Tips For Women Who Want To Lose 50 Pounds In 4 Months

Although the statistics claim that men and women suffer weight issues alike, the women folk will agree it's a tougher battle for them. Men have it …

How Diversity Police Halt Progress

It used to be plain old racism. Now it’s fear of saying something offensive to the black guy—and being caught on social media.<p>A few years ago I was …

11 authors' strategies for overcoming writer's block

Writer's block — an author's worst nightmare.<p>The dreaded lack of creative ideas and inability to produce new work has writers across the world …

At Missouri, 'right now, we are facing the backlash'

<i>Editor's Note: Cristina Mislán has been a professor at the University of Missouri for two years.</i><p>Since the resignation of President Tim Wolfe, several events have happened at the University of Missouri, Columbia that have distracted us from the real issue.<p>The video that shows Dr. Melissa Click and a …

Baltimore Police Outraged Over Activist Kendal Fenwick's Killing

Baltimore's top cop expressed outrage Tuesday over the killing of a young father of three "doing all the right things," calling his murder an execution.<p>Community activist and truck driver Kendal Fenwick, 24, was shot dead shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Monday while retrieving something from his car, …

Justice

Score for new wave of activism is student athletes: 1, universities: 0

College athletes have more power than ever before, almost everyone can agree on that. What is up for debate is whether that will lead to overdue …

Dear Millennials: Please Keep Fighting

<i>The following is bad news for racists, misogynists, bigots, and other status-quo perpetuators heavily invested in our current oppressive systems.</i> …

Even famous women economists get no respect. This online quiz shows why.

"Men’s voices tend to dominate economic debate, although perhaps this is shaped by how we talk about the contributions of female economists," Justin Wolfers argues in an excellent New York Times piece.<p>Wolfers points out several recent examples of how journalists have treated highly accomplished …

Federal Reserve

Meet the Women Who Say There's a Better Feminist in the Race Than Hillary Clinton

In 2008, Jetta Darrow cast her vote for Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary. She worried that Barack Obama wasn’t experienced …

Middle-class

Grimes isn’t a novelty act: Maybe we’ll see more female producers when we stop treating them like kooky freaks

Too often, female producers and songwriters are seen as outliers rather than legitimate artists<p>Last week, the Canadian artist Claire Boucher (aka Grimes) released her first new album in three years, "Art Angels." The wait was worth it: The 14-song collection is a meticulous blend of genres and …

Feminism

Kembra Pfahler: You Will Lose Friends for Your Art

<i>The following conversation first appeared on BOMB.</i><p><i>Kembra Pfahler in The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black. Photo by Ricardo Nelson.</i><p>Kembra Pfahler is a downtown legend: a punk rocker, screen goddess, curator, and performance artist who moved from Los Angeles to the East Village in the early 1980s. …

Art

Meet the Spider Species Whose Males Irreversibly Mutilate the Genitals of Their Mates

He breaks off something called her "scapus" to keep competing sperm from getting in.<p>If you didn't receive your November issue of Current Biology yet, you're missing out on a big, horrible story about sexual violence in spiders. Researchers at the University of Greifswald in Germany have discovered …

Zoology

White Republicans are revolting: They keep winning elections, and keep getting angrier

Want to understand the roots of modern GOP anger? Look no further than white, male, religious insecurity and fear<p>When John Boehner stepped down, he became just the second speaker since the beginning of the 20th century to resign mid-session, and the only one to do so without an ethics investigation …

Republicans

Colorado’s sexting scandal has drawn attention to ‘ghost apps’ that can hide nude pics

"Ghost apps, hidden apps, they're everywhere and kids know about them," Mike Harris, Jefferson County District Attorney investigator, told NBC Nightly News.<p>So what exactly are these "ghost apps"?<p>A quick Google search for vault apps gives you a number of different options that have similar …

Apps

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says Science

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says ScienceStaff Photo by Derek Davis: Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. Vitamin D Capsules. (Photo by Derek …

Vitamin D

The Best Anti-Aging Ingredients And Skincare Techniques By Age

TAGS:<p>It’s all about timing: especially when it comes to the delicate balance of moisturizing, line-filling, and bacteria-zapping, your skin’s age is …

Skin Care

Sympathy is for white people: The “60 Minutes” segment that highlights America’s startling double standard on addiction

The CBS newsmagazine highlighted the nation’s growing heroin crisis. What was conspicuously missing? Context<p>America’s rural and suburban communities are experiencing epidemic levels of heroin use. Estimates suggest that 90 percent of new heroin users during the last decade are white. Sunday …

Race & Ethnicity

The Slut-Shaming of Halle Berry

In the wake of her divorce from actor Olivier Martinez, two of Berry’s former flames have emerged from obscurity to accuse her of being a callous ex. …

Why I Decided To Date Twenty-Somethings Again (Or How Porn Turned Millennial Boys Into Men)

After 14 years of monogamy and 10 years of marriage, I found myself a single mother in her late 30s dating in Los Angeles.<p>While well-meaning friends, dating sites and prospective lovers were all quick to ask me what I was looking for, I didn’t really have an answer other than I knew I didn’t want …

Relationships

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

Self-improvement