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One Surefire Way to Spot Bedbugs in Your Hotel Room

<i>Bedbugs are the ultimate travel nightmare, and you might not know you've brought them home with you until it's too late. Spare yourself the mental and financial anguish of bedbugs by always doing this one thing as soon as you step into your hotel room.</i><p>It doesn't matter if you're staying in a …

Jeb Bush is erasing history: Why his comments about Black Americans are even worse than you thought | Salon.com

“You think the f*cking Tea Party determines public policy?”: Dick Gregory on racism, the 1 percent and why black Americans are angry at the wrong people

“White American racists were more vicious than Hitler,” activist and comedian Dick Gregory tells Salon<p>Dick Gregory’s had a long, rich and strange life as an entertainer and activist. I hadn’t heard of him before I started talking with Andre Gaines, a film producer and lifelong Dick Gregory fan who …

How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

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25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Hilary Duff’s three tips for success (and how not to become a celebrity train wreck)

The former Disney star is all grown up, back in the studio and ready to re-enter the music biz for the first time in seven years. Here, Hilary Duff shares some of the secrets to her success and why she decided to step away rather than end up another celebrity train wreck<p><b>To be original, be …

5 Steps to Self-Mastery for Success and Happiness

Wealth, prestige, and power constitute the world standard for success. For some these prizes have come through hard work, for others through luck or inheritance. Yet none guarantee happiness. As the greatest measure of true and lasting success, happiness requires more, and self-mastery is the …

'She's Funny That Way': EW review

We gave it a <b>C-</b><p><i>Funny</i> as in ha-ha? Sadly, no. <i>She</i>’s pretty much a turkey, actually, and even a stacked cast—Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Rhys Ifans, …

American Ultra

The problem about reviewing this mindless mindblower is spoiling the surprise by giving shit away. So I will tread carefully. <i>American Ultra</i> opens …

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Sinister 2 Review

Home movies from hell<p>If you’ve seen Sinister and plan on going to Sinister 2 because it looks scary, beware that Sinister 2 doesn’t reiterate the …

Chelsea Manning: Solitary Confinement for Books and Toothpaste

Aside from her 35-year prison sentence, <b>Chelsea Manning is now facing indefinite solitary confinement</b> to be determined in a closed hearing August …

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As Chelsea Manning Speaks Out on Trans and Prison Issues, Authorities Threaten Her with Solitary

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> We turn now to the latest on imprisoned Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Chelsea Manning is scheduled to go before a closed-door …

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How to set up a long-distance Netflix date so what you're both watching never gets out of sync

Trying to watch Netflix in tandem with a friend or significant other across the country always seems like a good idea, but it can be frustrating. Coordinating pressing play the first time is easy enough, but when you get up to get more popcorn, or you miss what someone was saying, it's annoying to …

Accusations of racism as Jersey City agency replaces black director with white man

JERSEY CITY -- A special meeting of the Jersey City Incinerator Authority ended in pandemonium tonight as supporters of the agency's executive …

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Teen Divine Tenn Told She Couldn't Work Any More Hours At McDonald's - Because She Is Black

A teenager who wanted to take on extra shifts at McDonald's to save for university says she was told by her boss she would not be able to because …

Dominicans of Haitian descent fear racism will fuel deportations

BATEY LIBERTAD, Dominican Republic — As Roberto Rafael remembers it, a Dominican soldier looked him up and down 15 years ago, decided his skin was too dark for a native Dominican, loaded him into a truck and dumped him in the pouring rain into Haiti, a country where he didn't know a soul.<p>Rafael, …

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The Critical Importance of Naming 21st Century Racism

<b></b><b><br>by Agunda Okeyo</b> <br>I am a huge admirer of Robert F. Kennedy. In learning American history as a youth, I was struck my RFK’s profound humanist …

Colorblind to Justice: The Enduring Legacy of Racism in The Progressive Era

A year before he was to make his first of five runs for The White House under the banner of the Socialist Party of America in 1904, Eugene V. Debs …

Mapping Brutality: How Last Year’s ‘Belle’ Perfectly Explains White America’s Response to Racism

Mapping Brutality: How Last Year’s 'Belle' Perfectly Explains White America's Response to Racism<p>Last year, Ava DuVernay’s film “Selma” was the …

95% of Prosecutors Are White and They Treat Blacks Worse

Black men are 65 percent more likely to be hit with ‘mandatory minimum’ sentences than the average defendant.<p><i>This is the second in an ongoing series</i> …

In Southern Missouri, A Social Media Campaign Proclaims The Racist Stereotype Is #NotMyOzarks

Rachel Luster wasn’t happy when news started showing up in her social media feeds that the Ku Klux Klan wanted to train “the first recruits… in a …

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24 Years Ago: Al Sharpton Led His First Anti-Semitic Pogrom In Crown Heights NY

Al Sharpton wasn't always an unrepentant MSNBC star, adviser to president Obama, and first-in-line to agitate a racial situation anywhere in the …

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The Long Sad Slide From Leading Civil Rights Organization to Anti-Black Lives Matter Group

The Congress of Racial Equality, or CORE, is best known for its pathbreaking role in organizing acts designed to confront and end apartheid in …

2015: The Year We Stopped Putting Up With Your Shit

Let's face it, 2015 has been a tough year so far for a certain group of people in American society. Racism, police brutality, legalized marijuana, Internet backlash, LGBT rights, the fight for equality -- these are just some of the tough issues they've had to put up with. Yes, it's definitely been …

Social Darwinism and the Favored Races Myth

by Harun Yahya<p>Though racism can be found throughout history, Darwin was the first to give it an alleged scientific validity. The subtitle of <i>The</i> …

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Winnipeg mayor calls summit as city tries to shake ‘most racist’ label

Winnipeg's mayor is calling a race relations summit for next month as the city tries to shake off being dubbed the most racist in Canada.<p>Mayor Brian Bowman said the race relations summit, to be held at the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, will continue a much-needed discussion about racism.<p>"We …

Opinion: Canada's long history of racism

<i>“Their blood is in there, and they can’t throw it out.”</i><p><b>— Yvonne Wilson</b><p>As a PhD student and black American living and raising my children in Quebec, I …