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The People Who Want to Be Americans

Amid the roar of the immigration debate, there are still those working quietly and diligently to become citizens.<p>On a brisk evening at the New York Historical Society in Manhattan on Tuesday, a handful of green-card holders were gathered to learn about the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The group …

Dominican Republic

Israel will pay civilians $9,000 to capture African migrants

Israel is hiring civilian “immigration inspectors” to crack down on “illegal aliens and their employers,” marking a turning point in the Middle Eastern nation’s relationship with migrants and refugees.<p>In an advertisement this month, the Population and Immigration Authority said it would pay up to …

How the 'diversity industry' silences people of colour

The notion of diversity promotion is used to subvert anti-racism activism and silence it.<p>This week Amena Khan became the latest woman of colour to be silenced in public. Just days after it was announced that Khan - a hijab-wearing Muslim beauty blogger - was to join French cosmetics company …

'America From The Bottom': Documenting Poverty Across The Country

For the past four years, Matt Black has tried to document poverty in the U.S. He's traveled to places where it's both very common and often overlooked, trying to make poverty more visible to America.<p>Black, who is an associate member of Magnum Photos, has been working on a project called The …

Demographics

The 4 Best Foundations for Acne-Prone Skin, According to Dermatologists

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Skin Care

Google is using 46 billion data points to predict the medical outcomes of hospital patients

Some of Google’s top AI researchers are trying to predict your medical outcome as soon as you’re admitted to the hospital.<p>A new research paper, published Jan. 24 with 34 co-authors and not peer-reviewed, claims better accuracy than existing software at predicting outcomes like whether a patient …

Peer-Reviewed

The Best Kind of Breakfast to Eat, According to Metabolism Experts

If there’s a discussion that we have often at <i>Cooking Light</i>, it’s about whether breakfast is really so important. Readers constantly ask: Will …

Nutrition

10 Makeup Products That'll Actually Last All Night

The thought of staying in and enjoying a good book and glass of wine while in the bath probably sounds like bliss, but there's only so many times you …

Makeup

8 Long-Lasting Foundations That You Won’t Have Reapply

You can’t be as stealth with reapplying foundation as you can with lipstick, a task you can complete in less than five seconds when your date runs to …

Makeup

One Bottle of This Anti-Aging Serum Is Sold Every Minute Around the World

Change is good, especially when it involves making a cult-classic, revolutionary anti-aging formula even more effective. That’s what just happened to …

Skin Care

Our Bodies Could Be Treating a Western Diet Like It Was a Dangerous Infection

Put that burger down.<p>The immune system responds to a fast food diet in much the same way as it does to a bacterial infection, according to a study on …

Immune System

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Self-improvement

The Best Rich Moisturizers to Get Your Skin Through Winter

Just like a denim jacket isn’t going to cut it during a bomb cyclone, sometimes you need to add a little weight to your facial moisturizer to in …

Skin Care

10 Drugstore Foundations as Good as the Expensive Stuff

In a dream world we'd all have the skin of an Insta filter. But until that genetic code is cracked and bottled into a serum, there's foundation. Obviously, this leads to some problems. We could use Dior and Giorgio Armani all day, but that cost isn't always feasible if you'd rather invest the money …

Makeup

There's No Way Out

Trump’s presidency may be a dysfunctional disaster, but there’s no apparent way to end it.<p>Last week, which brought the release of Michael Wolff’s <i>Fire and Fury</i>, was rough for the White House. But this week has been worse still, and the damage has been almost entirely inflicted by the president …

Donald Trump

This Is Exactly How to Have the Best Sex Ever, According to the Experts

While you don't always have days notice before having sex (what fun would that be?), if you are planning a romantic evening, there are a few things …

Why Nigeria produces Scrabble champions

IN THE hot, golden light of an Abuja afternoon two men spin a rotating Scrabble board, oblivious to the flies buzzing around them. The opening moves …

Best Books of 2017 : NPR

Use the filters below to explore more than 350 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. (You can also combine filters!) Want even more recommendations? Check out our favorite books from 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008<p>Filter by: ו <i></i><br>Clear filters<br>• Staff Picks<br>• Biography & …

Books

This $16 Oil Is an Acne "Miracle Worker," According to 5000 Amazon Reviewers

Thanks to Amazon's blatantly honest customer reviews, it's commonplace to stumble upon an absolute gem of a product while browsing the e-commerce …

Why Does Your Body Twitch As You're Falling Asleep?

If you’ve ever found yourself drifting off to sleep only to be woken by a vigorous, full-body twitch or jerk, then do not feel alarmed. You’re among …

Sleep

Black Friday 2017 Beauty Deals You Need to Know

Even if the phrase "Black Friday 2017 doorbuster" gives you visions of flash mobs and claustrophobia-induced hives, this is one bastion of commercialism that you'd be crazy to ignore completely. The Black Friday beauty sales and deals are just too good. As any bargain hunter knows, it can be a …

Shopping

Florida Church Apologizes For Accidental Innuendo On Its Sign

Oh, Lord.<p>A church in Edgewater, Florida, is begging for forgiveness after posting a message that some ― well, most ― people interpreted as being sexual in nature.<p>Last week, the Bella Vista Baptist Church posted a message on an outdoor sign that read, “Forgiveness is swallowing when you want to …

Baptist Church

B.C. doctor says Canadian-led heart valve surgery will ‘blow people’s minds’

A Vancouver cardiologist has presented details of a revolutionary heart valve surgery to thousands of doctors from around the world and says the minimally invasive procedure will "blow people's minds."<p>Dr. David Wood led a study involving 411 patients who underwent an operation called 3M …

Medicine

Here's how eating sugar affects your body and brain

In the late 1960s, a food industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation paid three Harvard researchers $6,500 (about $50,000 today) to discount research that increasingly showed links between sugar and heart disease and to point the blame at fat instead, according to an analysis of historical …

Diabetes

Suzanne DiBianca, Ellen Pao, and Ty Stiklorius On Why the Wage Gap Is Not Just a Woman's Problem, It's an Everyone Problem

"If you have an unfair pay system for gender, its probably even more unfair around race."<p>It's a commonly known (and a super frightening) fact that white women make 80 cents to the man's dollar. Black women make only 63 cents to the dollar. If you're Hispanic, that already low number drops to 54 …

20 Times Celebrities Got Totally Candid About Pubic Hair

They don't beat around the bush. (Or lack thereof).<p>With all the talk of women being shamed for their body hair, it's truly a gift when celebs actually get candid about their personal grooming rituals. Not just because we're unabashedly curious, but because we're baffled that the subject is still …

These 6 Brightening Products Get Rid of Acne Scars and Dark Marks *Fast*

See spot run…all the way to the drugstore aisle.<p>So you got rid of that patch of cystic acne on your chin, and you finally started wearing sunscreen on a daily basis—congrats! We, your beauty parents, are very proud of you. But because the world is very unfair and humans are never content for long, …

Skin Care

The fascinating sex life of Jonathan, the 185-year-old giant tortoise

Straight? Gay? Bisexual? He may be about 185 years old, but the years have clearly done little to quell the sexual appetite of Jonathan, the famous giant tortoise who resides on the remote South Atlantic island of St. Helena.<p>Jonathan, the world’s oldest living land animal, has been in the spotlight …

Zoology

Watch a Black Protestor Embrace a Neo-Nazi at a Richard Spencer Demonstration

On Thursday afternoon, three months after the violent "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia ended in chaos and the death of Heather Heyer, white supremacist leader Richard Spencer gave a speech at the University of Florida in Gainseville and was again met with widespread …

Rights & Freedoms

Many Breast Cancer Patients Receive More Radiation Therapy Than Needed

When Annie Dennison was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she readily followed advice from her medical team, agreeing to harsh treatments in the hope of curing her disease.<p>"You're terrified out of your mind" after a diagnosis of cancer, said Dennison, 55, a retired psychologist from Orange …

Cancer