Claire Cunningham

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Want To Address Teachers' Biases? First, Talk About Race

As Ayana Coles gazes at the 20 teachers gathered in her classroom, she knows the conversation could get uncomfortable. And she's prepared.<p>"We are going to experience discomfort — well, we may or may not experience it — but if we have it that's OK," says Coles, a third-grade teacher at Eagle Creek …

Teaching

After Damning Assessment Of Police, Baltimore Mayor Says 'Long Journey Ahead'

After a Justice Department investigation excoriated the Baltimore Police Department for discriminatory practices and systemic failures, the city's mayor says there is "a very long journey ahead."<p>At a press conference Wednesday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the report — which described …

How Mental Illness Can Lead to Overspending and Poverty

A "frictionless" cash system is creating the perfect shitstorm for people with money trouble. It's making people ill—and it's making ill people poorer.<p>Illustration by Marta Parszeniew<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>It's never been easier to spend money. You may never touch hard cash before …

Mental Health

The Learning Hack That Lets Me Read 50-Plus Books a Year

Read 50 books per year with this simple reading hack.<p>The world has become a noisy place. While there are advantages to always being connected, there are also lots of negatives. This new way of life has made us spend more time on reactive tasks and less time on tasks that are important but lacking …

learningprocess

One of Trump's Top Advisers Wants Him to Stop All the Name Calling

The Trump campaign needs more policy and less ‘Crooked Hillary.’<p>That’s according to Tom Barrack, an advisor to Donald Trump who was named last week …

Reading These 4 Books Will Make You A Better Writer

These books feature great writing, and will help you hone your writing skills too.<p>Even if you don't define yourself as a writer, entrepreneurs are creating written materials every day: sales proposals, marketing emails, business plans, and countless other things. If you can't tell your story in a …

Writing

Trump’s Latest Conspiracy Theory Earns Him Instant Mockery

The billionaire is being criticized for blaming Clinton for the death of an Iranian scientist.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> is once again earning opprobrium, and no small amount of ridicule, after he tweeted a new conspiracy theory about <b>Hillary Clinton</b>: that the former secretary of state is partially responsible …

New York City's Surprising Role Funding Slavery and Profiting Off the Civil War

I talked to author John Strausbaugh about his new book, which details how "New York was arguably the most pro-South, pro-slavery city in the North," during the Civil War.<p>New York City has a reputation of being a liberal place, but the history of New York is much more convoluted and conservative …

The Feminist Who Used Sexism to Defend Bill Clinton

She was one of the earliest in a long list of Clinton loyalists, and despite her work as a feminist Betsey Wright is best remembered by what she …

It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are

A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us. We not only lose our words, but …

4 ways to love your body without obsessing about weight

We all reserve the right to look and feel our best, regardless of our weight. While keeping a scale in your home <i>can</i> be helpful to track your progress, focusing solely on the number can be hugely detrimental to your mental and emotional self.<p>Obsessing over your weight will not lead to change; it …

Fitness

How The Runaways Changed The Lives Of 13 Women Rockers

On the anniversary of the band’s formation<p>Few bands are remembered both for their music and how they changed the course of history, but The Runaways (members through the years included Sandy West, Joan Jett, Micki Steele, Cherie Currie, Lita Ford, Peggy Foster, Victory Tischler-Blue, Laurie …

Rock Music

Hillary Clinton to journalists of color: “I want you to hold me accountable”

Hillary Clinton

What YOU should eat on your period

What YOU should eat on your period: Study shows syncing food to your menstrual cycle helps women stay in shape - and here's your meal plan<p><b>Appetites</b> …

Photograph of Jefferson Davis in Women’s Clothing

On May 10, 1865, Jefferson Davis, the former President of the Confederacy, was captured by Union troops near Irwinville, Georgia. Davis’s capture, …

James Cameron

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This Yogurt Lemon Lavender Cocktail Will Make You Feel Fancy AF

After a long work week, there’s nothing like relaxing with your BFFs, sipping on a few cocktails while you catch up. While you could get a six pack at your local convenience store or sip on your go-to healthy cocktail concoction, it’s time to get fancy when it comes to hanging out with your leading …

President Barack Obama on Feminism, Michelle, and His Daughters

There are a lot of tough aspects to being President. But there are some perks too. Meeting extraordinary people across the country. Holding an office where you get to make a difference in the life of our nation. Air Force One.<p>But perhaps the greatest unexpected gift of this job has been living …

Pope Francis: Capitalism is 'Terrorism Against All of Humanity'

Pope Francis surprised reporters on a flight from Krakow to the Vatican late Sunday when he blamed the "god of money" for extremist violence in …

Pope Francis

Nine non-threatening leadership strategies for women

<i>This post originally appeared at TheCooperReview.com.</i><p>In this fast-paced business world, female leaders need to make sure they’re not perceived as pushy, aggressive or competent. One way to do that is to alter your leadership style to account for the (sometimes) fragile male ego.<p>Should men accept …

Feminism

Why the gap between old and new black civil rights activists is widening

As waves of protesters gathered in Atlanta night after night to condemn the fatal police shootings of African American men, civil rights veteran Andrew Young stepped in to provide some encouragement – not to activists, but to police officers.<p>"Those are some unlovable little brats out there," the …

Civil Rights

Depression, Isolation and Drug Addiction: When DJing Becomes a Mental Health Issue

From Avicii to Carl Cox, DJs are beginning to talk about the risks of the job.<p>The life of a touring artist seems like the dream: you get flown to new and exotic places, paid to perform your life's work onstage and be admired, and people line up to tell you how great you are and shower you with all …

Obama on feminism and other lessons from the first United State of Women summit

There are more people fighting for gender equality than ever before. We need to harness this power while there’s still time<p>“Wow, that’s a lot of women.” Those were the first words my taxi driver uttered since we left my Washington DC hotel and embarked on our journey to the White House-convened …

At 150, KKK sees opportunities in US political trends

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. Membership dwindled, a unified group fractured, and one-time members went to prison for a string of murderous …

Rights & Freedoms

10 Rules That Explain Everything You Need to Know About Writing--and Reading--Email

These tips will clear up a lot of problems we all have over email.<p>I've been critical of email in the past, partly because I'm inundated with so many messages. I'm hoping someone invents a hybrid that replaces email and yet isn't just a closed messaging system like Convo. Until then, we're stuck …

Productivity

The sauce that can transform a simple summer meal

Romesco is a flavorful sauce of roasted red peppers, almonds, tomatoes and garlic that hails from the coast of Spain. It has a savory richness without being heavy, and it’s an ideal and healthful accompaniment for just about anything you might be grilling, including seafood, vegetables, poultry and …

$99 Flights to Europe Just Became a Reality for New Yorkers

Newark is suddenly a magnet for low-fare airlines.<p>WOW Air, the Iceland-based upstart carrier that launched super cheap flights to Europe from a …

Flying

How Georgia O'Keeffe left her cheating husband for a mountain: 'God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it'

<b>A new exhibition of paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe will shine a light on an odd, obsessive artist</b><p>In 1929, aged 41, Georgia O’Keeffe took a trip to New Mexico. By then, with the help of her husband, Alfred Stieglitz – an influential photographer and manager of the first modern art gallery in the …

The Difference Between Being Happy and Being High

Breaking down how we decide which kinds of pleasure are acceptable and which ones are not OK.<p>Many people think of drug use, or other potentially addictive experiences like gambling, as more profane than sacred. Chemical or virtual highs, a lot of us believe, are cheap substitutes for genuine …