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Black Wall Street: The African American Haven That Burned and Then Rose From the Ashes

“Don’t you realize that Greenwood was Wakanda before Wakanda?”<p>It’s a sweltering May evening in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a local poet named …

Black History

6 reasons you should never date a Puerto Rican girl

1. There’ll be lots of dancing.<p>It won’t matter to her if you have two left feet, Puerto Ricans love dancing. Anything and everything, including …

Could Cosby case be dismissed?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Might Bill Cosby's criminal case be dismissed before it even begins?<p>Here's what we know so far: The February 2 court date will not be a preliminary hearing in his criminal case. Instead, the court is first going to hear arguments on the defendant's habeas petition to dismiss the case, and …

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi review – thoughtful and poignant

A dying surgeon contemplates his mortality and his vocation in this moving, astute farewell<p>Paul Kalanithi became a neurosurgeon because he felt compelled by neurosurgery and “its unforgiving call to perfection… it seemed to present the most challenging and direct confrontation with meaning, …

Books

Best Cloud Storage: Picking The Right Service For You

• Cloud Storage vs Online Backup<br>• Why We Use Cloud Storage<br>• The Best Cloud Storage Picks By Category<br>• Best File Sharing Cloud Storage Picks<br>• Best Integrated …

How to get rich in tech, guaranteed

<i>Startup L. Jackson is an anonymous blogger who writes about startups and Silicon Valley. This post originally appeared on his blog and is republished here with permission.</i><p>This week's NYT article on how employees sometimes lose out is a great read. Employees who like that might also like [Homebrew …

Startups

The 9 startups that secretly run the Internet

But they can't be everywhere. And there are plenty of startups that help the web run smoothly, behind the scenes, in ways you don't even realize.<p>Here are the nine startups that keep the web running smoothly — and they're doing such a good job you don't even realize you're using them.

Startups

Watch Muhammad Ali's Perfect Response To 'Not All White People Are Racist' -- In 1971

Saying not everyone is racist doesn't make racism go away.<p>So often reaction to people of color who call out racism, be it police brutality or job discrimination, is the "not all white people" argument. Like "not all men," this defense is used to derail conversations about racism by reminding people …

Boxing

Marco Rubio And The GOP's Dangerous Misconception On When Life Begins

<i>“Science has decided it is human life,” rebutted Rubio.</i><p><i>“Not at conception!” exclaimed Cuomo.</i><p><i>“Absolutely it has,” said Rubio. “What else can it be? It cannot turn into an animal; it cannot turn into a donkey, the only thing that that can become is a human being. It’s a human life; it cannot be</i> …

What the $18.5 Million Dollar Discover Student Loan Fiasco Means for Your Student Loans

Earlier this month, Discover Bank and affiliates was ordered to refund $16 million dollars to customers and fined $2.5 million dollars by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a federal agency dedicated to protecting consumers. The reasons for the ruling was illegal private student loan …

9 simple cooking hacks that will make you feel like an expert chef

A quality knife stays sharper longer, cuts better, and helps you save you money because it lasts forever. It's considered an investment for a reason.<p>But if you're stuck with a dull knife, simply stroke the blade against the exposed, unpolished ceramic bottom and voilà, your knife is ready for …

Hacking

The Real Student-Debt Crisis

If you’re reading this, “college” may connote a very expensive, four-year residential institution where one comes of age, acquires what one hopes will become an impressive lifelong credential and a network of useful friends, and learns at least something of the liberal arts. But this version of …

Higher Education

America’s real founding moment: Why we get Independence Day all wrong

<b>Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the March on Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1963. (AP)</b><p>The black fight for freedom is the key American narrative — and the U.S. as we know it is younger than you think<p>Elias Isquith<p>July 4, 2015 10:30am (UTC)<p>It’s been a little more than two weeks since nine human beings, all …

Johnny Depp Plays a Terrifying Whitey Bulger in Black Mass

Watch the first official trailer for what looks like the next great mafia movie.<p>We're long overdue for a Johnny Depp comeback, and <i>Black Mass</i> may finally be the movie that does it. Today, we got our first glimpse of Depp as notorious Boston mobster Whitey Bulger. He's terrifying. Those piercing …

25 Things You Need to Know About Money Before You Turn 25

As someone who recently entered her mid-twenties , I can promise we don’t believe we know everything. Most everything? Maybe. But not …

5 Words to Avoid Using to Describe Yourself in an Interview

Hiring managers all have their favorite interview questions, but they’re typically some variation of the common ones. For example, you might get, …

10 Tips for Mastering LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the social network for the professional crowd. It can be a fantastic resource for networking, hiring or finding a job, gathering sales leads, staying up-to-date on industry news and participating in the conversation.<p>But for entrepreneurs who are just starting up, or perhaps less …

Infographics

Are we sliding into an accidental currency war?

Six and a half years after the global financial crisis, central banks in emerging and developed economies alike are continuing to pursue …

The Coolest College Startups of 2015 and 11 Other Articles You Missed Last Week

Dave Kerpen shares his favorite articles from last week.<p>Last week, Ananya Bhattacharya published an article which explored 16 of the coolest college startups across the country. If you're thinking about launching your own startup company, you might be interested in How to Get to the Top on Your Own …

10 Motivating Quotes to Help You Spring Into Action

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>March signals the end of the first quarter and the start of spring. It’s a great time to take stock of goals and plans for 2015 to see what kind of progress you’ve made so far and to tweak and adjust as necessary.<p>If you’re looking for …

Motivation

Opinion: How to actually invest in small-cap quality stocks

If you’re an investor, I’ve got some good news, some bad news, and two more batches of good news. Which do you want first?<p>Let’s start with the first …

12 best American road trips

Slide 1 of 14<p>Whether you’re retired or just adventurous, you probably love a good road trip. You don’t have to drive far to find a great road in the …

15 Smart Ways to Invest $10,000 (in 2018)

Do you remember the first time you wrote a check for $100?<p>The first $100 check I wrote was for my cell phone <i>waaayyy</i> back in 1997. Whoa….that brings …

These are the top industries that will benefit from the 'Internet of Things'

In a report from BI Intelligence, we examine the industries currently driving growth in the enterprise Internet of Things and how various sectors of the economy will embrace IoT innovations.<p>Almost every industry can benefit from investing in the IoT, which means adding data-collecting sensors to …

Internet of Things

Should parents apologize for their kids?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The recent controversy over a video showing University of Oklahoma students, who also were members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, reciting a racist chant revealed a key difference in approaches to parenting.<p>The university said Levi Pettit and Parker Rice encouraged their brothers to …

There's hope, America! Smart, successful people are finally talking about what's wrong with our country

The richest 10% of Americans — and especially the richest 1% and 0.1% of Americans — are now capturing <i>all</i> of the income growth in the country, while the rest of America, some 300 million people, are treading water or losing ground.<p>That's obviously not good for the 300 million Americans who are …

Income Inequality

Cavaliers clinch first berth in five years

CLEVELAND -- When the Cleveland Cavaliers hired coach David Blatt, drafted Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick and then signed Kyrie Irving to …