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Medicare isn't enough for retirees — here's how much extra coverage costs in every state, ranked

• <b>Medicare doesn't cover every health cost — retirees need to save for Medigap plans, extra health insurance policies that help pay for some of the</b> …

Retirement

The Racist Trope That Won’t Die

The comedian Roseanne Barr resurrected one of the oldest and most profoundly racist slanders in American history when she referred to Valerie Jarrett, an African-American woman who served as an adviser to President Barack Obama, as the offspring of an ape.<p>This depiction — promoted by slave traders, …

Valerie Jarrett

Mall Pretzels Recipe

"Big chewy pretzels like those sold in the mall! You may substitute garlic salt or cinnamon sugar for the coarse salt if you wish."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (.25 …

Recipes

'It's like a black and white thing': How some elite charter schools exclude minorities

<i>This story about school segregation was produced by the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, and the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, a newsroom for independent journalists, in partnership with NBC Nightly News</i> …

Education

How Much Will I Get From Social Security If I Make $100,000?

Social Security is the largest retirement program in the United States, but many pre-retirees don't have a thorough understanding of how Social …

Retirement

Bernice King responds to Steve Bannon's claim MLK would be 'proud' of Donald Trump

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said that Martin Luther King, Jr. would be “proud” of what President Donald Trump has done for …

Donald Trump

15 Unique, High-Protein, Recipes With White Beans! - One Green Planet

High-protein, high-flavor, and so fresh for spring; these recipes are light but so satisfying! Give white beans a chance with one of these unique, …

Healthy Eating

Stop Giving Free Loans: Why You Need To Review Your W-4

If you receive an employee paycheck from your company—physical or direct deposit—you might be wondering how your company magically knows how much tax to withhold. Here’s a secret—they are guessing (estimating, really), and you might need to double check to make sure they’re right.<p>It all goes back …

Personal Finance

The Tough Life Lesson I Learned from My Dad

He never followed his dreams and I almost did the same.<p>My father was a pianist. I grew up to the sound of him practicing increasingly difficult pieces, three to four hours a day, on a Steinway grand that dominated the living room.<p>He never played professionally, though, because his father drummed …

Living Rooms

Factors That Go Into the Decision: Should You Try Being Vegan?

Should You Try Being Vegan?<p>An unbiased look at the most popular plant-based lifestyle.<p>June 17, 2018<p>I am not vegan nor do I think I will ever try …

Green Living

Kymco’s new electric scooters could be the sign of a coming boom

Like with cars, established companies are following in the footsteps of startups<p>One of the most exciting product announcements to happen at the Consumer Electronics show over the past few years was the Gogoro electric scooter. It’s not just that it was slick-looking, or fast, or that the company …

Electric Vehicles

Daddy’s Girl: Words to Make the Men Who Raise Queens Feel Like Kings

Father’s Day is almost here. it’s time to let the love flow in both word and deed in celebration of real men. I’m talking about men who do the work …

Parenting

Birth triggered rare, deadly illness in mom until UT Southwestern geneticist solved the mystery

Four days after Jessica Hitt gave birth to her first child, Olivia, the new mother became delirious. She started walking into walls and talking …

Medicine

Study Finds This Coastal State Has Longest Life Expectancy

Life is better on the beach.<p>While all sand-and-surf lovers know this fact, new research is bolstering our case: A recent review published in the …

Demographics

How three Iowans formed an all-black volleyball team and won a national title, all with the hope of inspiring young girls

Haley Eckerman often played alone on Iowa high school volleyball courts.<p>As a young black athlete, she rarely had African American role models or …

Des Moines

Africa might leapfrog straight to cheap renewable electricity and minigrids

<i>The road to ubiquitous electricity</i><p>WHEN SATELLITES TRAIN their cameras onto Africa at night, it is almost as if they are peering back to an age before …

Renewable Energy

DC's public schools go from success story to cautionary tale

WASHINGTON (AP) — As recently as a year ago, the public school system in the nation's capital was being hailed as a shining example of successful urban education reform and a template for districts across the country.<p>Now the situation in the District of Columbia could not be more different. After a …

Education

Better Buy: Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF vs. SPDR S&P Dividend ETF

Does stock market volatility have you feeling low? Dividends can help make it better.<p>As stock market volatility persists, many investors are turning …

Investing

This Woman Taught Herself to Code — And Earned $137,000 in One Year

Coding might be a computer language, but it’s behind almost everything we do in the digital age. This woman taught herself to code at age 11 and …

Frugal Living

Before Loving, another interracial couple fought to marry - The Washington Post

June 12, 2018<p>Before Loving, another interracial couple fought to marry<p>The Kinneys married in Washington, D.C. in 1874. Then, they were arrested back home in Virginia for violating the state’s laws. They fought the ruling in higher and higher courts, but never won the right to stay married in their …

Black History

How this woman saved $40,000 in one year and lives rent-free in NYC thanks to dog-walking app Rover

For many people, moving to New York City might feel financially out of reach, with rent prices that seem to climb as high as its skyscrapers. But Jen …

New York City

Give Your Aging Skin Some Love with Vegetables, Not Sugar

Your mom probably told you more than once to eat your vegetables, right? If your mom was like mine, she chopped and served fresh when she could.<p>Our …

Vegetables

Low-income black fathers want to be good dads. The system won't let them

Four years ago the state of Illinois suspended the driver’s license of James (not his real name) for failing to fully meet his child support obligations, which he was not earning enough to pay. Now, unable to drive to work, he lost his full-time welding job. He found a lower-paid job he could reach …

Self-sufficiency

Black students disproportionately suspended in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - While Oklahoma City schools have significantly reduced the number of students it suspends each year, the disproportionate …

Education

Your credit history plays a role in setting your life insurance premiums

Your credit history reveals more than whether you’re likely to repay a loan. Insurers see a connection between how you handle credit and your risk of dying early, and some use credit information to help price life insurance.<p>“Credit data overall isn’t as important as family health history (or some …

Health Care

Do This to Your Grains Before Cooking

Many were the times I’ve started eating a bowl of oatmeal and craved more robust flavor. That is, until I started toasting oats before cooking them. …

Breakfast

Grilled Mustard-Rosemary Chicken

Preparation<p>Heat a gas grill to medium high.<br>• Remove the tenderloins from the chicken breasts for more even cooking; reserve for another use. Put the …

Recipes

Three Years After Dylan Roof, Neo-Confederates Are Back

Honestly, though, they never left us.<p>Three years ago today, a Confederate enthusiast murdered nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, …

Rights & Freedoms

How to give yourself a few thousand dollar ‘pay rise’ by doing one simple thing.

When your boss has run through all of the excuses about why he can’t boost your pay packet, what should you do? The government is promising tax cuts …

Personal Finance

25 Vegan Recipes That Won't Mess With Your Weight-Loss Goals

If you're vegan, you know that if you don't meal plan ahead of time, it's very easy to fall into the pasta-and-tomato-sauce trap. Once that happens, …

Food