Katie Milliken

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These presidents all said they were going to change America. How’d that work out?

Twenty-four years ago, William Jefferson Clinton promised change.<p>“Thomas Jefferson believed that to preserve the very foundations of our nation, we would need dramatic change from time to time,” the 42nd president said in his first inaugural address. “Well, my fellow Americans, this is our time.”<p>He …

Barack Obama

Top 15 Most Powerful Women in History

A number of powerful women have shaped the course of history with their intelligence, strength, passion, and leadership qualities. They have …

19 famous movies that have been banned around the world

Whether it be for political reasons ("The Great Dictator," "Zoolander"), religious reasons ("The Last Temptation of Christ"), or just because of the use of specific colors ("The Simpsons Movie"), all kinds of movies have been blocked from being shown based on some perceived offense.<p><b>Here are 19</b> …

Stanley Kubrick

England’s Forgotten Muslim History

London — Britain is divided as never before. The country has turned its back on Europe, and its female ruler has her sights set on trade with the East. As much as this sounds like Britain today, it also describes the country in the 16th century, during the golden age of its most famous monarch, …

World History

5 Things I Didn't Know About Depression

I was just 16 years old when I was first diagnosed with depression. After months of feeling numb, sleeping and otherwise staying in bed for most …

Why I Talked About My Abortion on the DNC Stage

NARAL's Ilyse Hogue made convention history with this speech.<p>On Wednesday evening, two days after Planned Parenthood Action Fund president Cecile Richards made convention history by becoming the first speaker to use the word "abortion" in a convention speech, NARAL head Ilyse Hogue made history …

Feminism

These 14 People Will Be Executed By Indonesian Authorities Tonight

"There will not be a soap opera about it this time."<p>"This is the largest group of executions we've seen ordered by [Indonesian president Joko Widodo] in a group to date," Amnesty International Australia campaign coordinator Diana Sayed told BuzzFeed News.<p>"Amnesty International is calling on the …

Donald Trump: Sociopath?

Taking his biographer’s claim seriously<p>This week, the co-author of Donald Trump’s autobiography said in <i>The New Yorker</i> that if he were writing <i>The Art of the Deal</i> today, it would be a very different book with a very different title: <i>The Sociopath</i>.<p>To title a person’s life story with that label is a …

Psychology

50 Books Every Woman Should Read Before She Turns 40

Consider this your life's library.<p>This list celebrates female writers who wrote coming-of-age classics as well as modern page-turners. They've won awards, provoked discussion, and ultimately their work has become cherished favorites on the bookshelves of many.

Books

9 Desk Organizers to Declutter Your Workspace

So your favorite pen and other tools don't go missing<p>Many modern desks don't have drawers—and even if they do, some people might prefer to have …

People with Autism Can Read Emotions, Feel Empathy

There is a persistent stereotype that people with autism are individuals who lack empathy and cannot understand emotion. It’s true that many people …

Autism

41 Dollar-Store Hacks Every Parent Should Know About

If you've got a dollar, you can make your life easier.

Trump postpones expected unveiling of Mike Pence as VP after attack in Nice

GOP source confirmed governor of Indiana will be his running mate At least 60 people killed in France attack – follow live for updates<p>Donald Trump has postponed an event in which he was expected to unveil Mike Pence as his vice-presidential candidate after the tragedy in Nice, France, in which more …

How Our Country Fails Black Women and Girls

And why we need to talk about it.<p><i>The following was delivered before the Congressional Caucus for Black Women and Girls in April.</i><p>I hold a professorship named for one of the most extraordinary Americans to live in the 20th century. Born in 1928, Maya Angelou experienced childhood poverty and …

Maya Angelou

We Still Have No Idea How Many Shootings Actually Happen in America

It's just one of at least a dozen key facts about the US criminal justice system that remain murky at best.<p><i>This story was co-published with the Marshall Project.</i><p>A few weeks ago, the White House trumpeted the progress of its Police Data Initiative. The one-year-old project prods local cops to …

15 Essential Books That Will Help You Be More Successful

Do want you to be more successful in both your personal and professional lives?<p>Most of us would obviously answer yes to that question. But merely …

Self-improvement

Into the Mind of a Psychopath

Robert Hare steps out of the sunlight and into a West Vancouver pub. “Let me see your eyes,” says the 82-year old, piercing me with a cautious gaze …

Psychology

I have anxiety disorder — here's how it affects my daily life

<b>This is one writer’s story about her anxiety. We recognize that not everyone with anxiety has the same experience.</b><p>I’ve dealt with anxiety disorder …

A Gay Child Without a Face

Last week, the Jehovah's Witnesses released a video on their website to indoctrinate children with an intolerance of homosexuality. It's a very well produced cartoon that has received some unwanted attention and criticism, given that it is aimed at children. Its point is to insist that LGBT people …

12 Uncommon Symptoms Of Depression You May Be Overlooking

<i>What are some less common somatic symptoms of depression? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Mike Leary, psychotherapist in private practice, on Quora:</b><p>Many people know of depression from …

Creative Commons

15 Useful Things That Will Actually Organize Your Car

Zoom, zoom.

8. Adolf Hitler's 'Führer Globe'

"The Führer Globe" or "The Columbus Globe for State and Industry Leaders" was a globe specifically designed for Nazi leader Adolf Hitler - although …

Meet the Nine Women of the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List

When Brenda Berenice Delgado was added this week, she became the 506th person ever to be part of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list — and only the ninth woman in the 66 years since it was created.<p>Delgado, 33, has been a fugitive for more than six months, wanted on capital murder charges in …

Crime

Why Sleeping Through The Night May Not Be 'Natural'

It's undeniable that we need proper sleep not only to maintain our physical and mental health but also to function in our everyday lives. We consider eight uninterrupted hours of rest the marker of a healthy lifestyle -- but is that really all that constitutes "proper sleep"?<p>Some scientists and …

Arianna Huffington

The Strange Case of Anna Stubblefield

Anna didn’t want to keep her feelings secret. As far as she knew, neither did D.J. In recent weeks, their relationship had changed, and it wasn’t clear when or how to share the news. ‘‘It’s your call,’’ she said to him in the lead-up to a meeting with his mother and older brother. ‘‘It’s your …

Empathy

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

Cities lit up in tribute to Brussels victims - in pictures

Around the world cities organised illuminations in the colours of Belgian flag in tribute to victims of the terror attacks

Brussels airport and metro attacked: front pages around the world – in pictures

The terrorist attacks at an airport and a metro station in the capital of Belgium on Wednesday morning was front-page news around the world. Here are a selection of the front pages from major publications

Mexican president compares Trump rhetoric to Hitler and Mussolini

Peña Nieto warns that ‘strident’ words have led to ‘very ominous situations’ President says Mexico will not pay for proposed border wall<p>Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto has said that comments by US presidential candidate Donald Trump have damaged relationships between the two countries, and …