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20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

The FBI's War on Black-Owned Bookstores

At the height of the Black Power movement, the Bureau focused on the unlikeliest of public enemies: black independent booksellers.<p>In the spring of 1968, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover announced to his agents that COINTELPRO, the counter-intelligence program established in 1956 to combat communists, …

Civil Rights

Space is the Place: The architecture of Afrofuturism

Why Black Panther—and science fiction seen through a black cultural lens—has a lot to say about architecture, urbanism, and cities<p>Birmingham, Alabama-born jazz musician Herman Sonny Blount stood out quite a bit from the other Southern, African-American musicians who immigrated to Chicago in the …

Billion-Dollar Legacy: Reginald F. Lewis’ Incredible Life Story Comes to Film

Reginald Lewis may not be well-known to millennials, and that’s a shame because his life and work is black excellence personified. His rich legacy of …

Anaesthesia remains a mysterious and inexact science – and thousands of patients still wake up on the operating table every year. By Kate Cole-Adams<p>When Rachel Benmayor was admitted to hospital, eight and a half months pregnant, in 1990, her blood pressure had been alarmingly high and her doctor …

Anesthesia

10 Popular Cauliflower Recipes to Make Right Now

One of the coolest things about being an adult (I use that term loosely) is to see foods that used to take a backseat to other showstoppers finally …

I Made A DSLR Camera Settings Cheat Sheet

I know so many photographers who find photography confusing, so I made a camera cheat sheet to help simplify and understand your camera …

How to teach Siri to pronounce a name

Siri is great for setting reminders and timers, but in recent times Apple’s AI assistant has gotten a lot better at other things, too. For instance, sending iMessages to folks via your EarPods or AirPods, with your iPhone still in your pocket, works well enough that you can use it reliably all the …

Tech Trends

What the future holds for fitness technology

<b>(CNN) —</b> Swarms of drones follow you while you run, recording video of your workout. Sensors hidden in your T-shirt track your heart rate and how many calories you're burning. Your sunglasses log your miles and respond when you ask, "How's my pace?"<p>No, you and those sci-fi gadgets aren't starring in …

Physiotherapy

T La Rock, the Man Who Forgot He Was a Rap Legend | GQ

T La Rock was one of the pioneers of hip-hop, an old-school legend sampled by Public Enemy and Nas. But after a brutal attack put him in a nursing home, he had to fight to recover his identity, starting with the fact that he’d ever been a rapper at all.<p><i>This story is a collaboration between</i> GQ <i>and</i> …

Conversation Is a Skill. Here's How to Be Better At It | Heleo

“I consider questions to be the most powerful tool you have at your disposal.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>How a single black man inspired 200 KKK members to</i> …

Ditch the Monthly Gym Fees — Get Fit With These 5 YouTube Channels

It’s Monday night, and the siren song of your comfy couch and that “Game of Thrones” you recorded has you skipping the gym. Again. What’s it been now …

9 cool AR apps you should download to try out iOS 11’s ARKit

Since it was first announced at WWDC, Apple’s ARKit has been open to developers to get a feel for the new platform. Now that iOS 11 is finally here, ARKit is available for anyone with an iPhone 6S or later, the iPad Pro, and the latest 9.7-inch iPad. In the time between the announcement and its …

A Strongman's Guide to Shoulder Health

5 Steps to Bulletproof Delts<p>Tuck your elbows in tight to your body as you lower the bar.<p>Touch the bar on your lower chest.<p>Press the bar in a straight …

How to Become Rich in Your Photography

Dear friend,<p>One of my dreams when I started off in photography was to somehow make a living with my photography.<p>I grew up pretty poor, so I knew that …

Eating Toward Immortality

Diet culture is just another way of dealing with the fear of death.<p>Knowing a thing means you don’t need to believe in it. Whatever can be known, or proven by logic or evidence, doesn’t need to be taken on faith. Certain details of nutrition and the physiology of eating are known and knowable: the …

Heroism

Stream of the Crop: 9 New Albums for Heavy Rotation 2/4

New records from Sampha, Elbow, and Iron Reagan top this week's list of essential records.<p>Sampha - <i>Process</i><p>In a way, <i>Process</i> is an out of body experience. As a narrative, it's like something from Gaspar Noé's <i>Enter the Void</i>, a psychedelic film shot from the aerial perspective of a young man …

Trying to One-Up Obama, Trump Will Sign Executive Order Supporting HBCUs: Report

Perhaps after the now infamous Frederick Douglass debacle kicking off Black History Month, President Donald Trump wants to make it right with the …

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Incredible images from DJI's SkyPixel 2016 aerial photography competition

Incredible images from SkyPixel 2016 competition<p><i>SkyPixel, DJI's online aerial photo sharing platform, has shared the winners of its 2016 photo</i> …

New Bob Marley and the Wailers recordings found rotting in hotel basement

He was reggae’s first global superstar, admired by music fans around the world and revered in his Jamaican homeland as a national hero.<p>With dozens of greatest hits and collected works albums released since his death from cancer in 1981, at the age of 36, it was thought that Bob Marley’s back …

Runkeeper: The best Apple Watch running app sent the Garmin Fenix 3 to a drawer

With the addition of GPS in the Apple Watch, the potential to leave the phone behind on a run was offered. It wasn't until this latest Runkeeper …

Smartwatches

10 Things I Learned From Prepping All My Meals on a Sunday

Save both money and time<p>I’m someone who really enjoys eating out. I love trying new restaurants. And I’ve realized that’s where all my money goes. …

3 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

How can you get rich? There are plenty of paths to wealth.<p>You could win the lottery. A long-lost uncle could pass away and leave you his stash of bitcoins. Of course, there are plenty of other methods to getting rich as well. One way to seriously consider is to buy stocks that are poised to benefit …

The surgeon giving his patients VR instead of sedatives

In Mexico’s most violent state, a surgeon is using virtual reality to relieve the pain and stress of operations when sedatives are not possible. Jo Marchant watched him as he works.<p>Ana Maria has never been to Machu Picchu. The 61-year-oldalways wanted to visit the mountain ruins but she suffers …

The 7 most incredible train trips to take in Europe

If you care more about the journey than the destination, take the scenic route on a luxe European train tour. Get sweeping views of the mountians and hills while you travel in style on these breathtaking train routes.

Trains

How to sync and play music from Apple Watch without iPhone

Any Apple Watch can play music without iPhone which is especially useful for outdoor workouts, but you have to decide what music and how you’ll listen ahead of time. It’s fairly simple if you follow the right steps, however, there are a few tricks to make syncing music to Apple Watch easier.<p>For …

Try these 15 free educational apps for your kids

I filled an iPad with hundreds of learning apps for my students. Here are 15 of my favorites, plus some creative ideas for how to use them.<p>January …

13th and the Invisibleness of Black Women

Acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s documentary <i>13th</i> was released on Netflix last week. Masterfully produced and directed by DuVernay, it is a poignant …

How to create your first mobile app?

Setting a Goal<p>Before starting the development process, one of the most important steps that are overlooked is to set a realistic goal. The app that …

Apps