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Women in Latin music are poised for a breakthrough. Is their industry ready for them?

Colombian singer Karol G is a rare force in Latin urban music. While the 27-year-old is as sleek and glossy as a beauty queen, she wields an unapologetic toughness that comes out when she’s sparring against reggaeton’s most ruthless male artists.<p>But 10 years ago, Karol G was just Carolina Giraldo, …

Feminism

When And How You Should Ask For A Raise: The Dos And Don'ts

It can be the most daunting of all discussions, even if you have a great relationship with your boss. For some reason, you don’t have a problem standing your ground when it comes to your opinions about a project. You don’t have a problem setting boundaries. But, when it comes to asking for a raise, …

Employment

A transformative practice in Mongolia is helping people die with grace and dignity

What comes to mind when you think of Mongolia? My answer, probably like many people’s, was vast empty space, those signature round white tents (which Mongolians call <i>gers</i>, not ‘yurts’ – a word brought in during the country’s period under Russian and Soviet influence) and Genghis Khan.<p>One thing you …

4 Holistic Practices That Dissolve My Anxiety (Even When Nothing Else Works)

I was diagnosed with social anxiety in third grade. Our family doctor wrote a prescription for a therapy pet and offered medication, and then a …

Inside the Hunt for Russia's Most Notorious Hacker | WIRED

Inside the Hunt<p>for Russia’s Most<p>Notorious Hacker<p>Inside the Hunt for Russia’s Most Notorious Hacker<p>by Garrett M. Graff | illustrations by Chad …

25 Alan Watts Quotes That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

Ex-CIA director Hayden says millennials leak secrets because they are ‘culturally’ different

The latest massive leak of government secrets — a trove of apparent CIA documents posted online this week by WikiLeaks, an anti-secrecy organization — is still so new that federal officials say they are only in the early stages of investigating the breach.<p>Still, the former head of the CIA has a …

Surveillance

California Girds To Battle Feds To Save The Environment

California officials aim to guard some of the toughest environmental standards in the nation against the Trump administration’s plan to cut clean air and water regulations.<p>But it’s probably not going to be easy.<p>California has set the standard in many areas of environmental protections, including …

Thousands of Native Americans march on White House to protest pipelines

Native American groups have rallied in Washington to protest President Donald Trump's support of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines. They …

Environment

16 Stories That Will Expand Your Mind On International Women’s Day

From the women displaced by Colombia's drug war to the "Avon ladies" who sell contraception door-to-door in Pakistan, these are some of the women we're praising today.

Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

According to a report by <i>The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't pick...just...one).<p>It's <i>autonomy</i>.<p>The report defines autonomy as: "the feeling that your life, …

Employee Engagement

Incredible colorized photographs show the immigrants who passed through Ellis Island 100 years ago

One amateur photographer by the name of Augustus Sherman, who served as Ellis Island's chief registry clerk sometime between 1906 and 1917, photographed a handful of immigrants who passed through. According to the New York Public Library, his subjects were most likely asked to wear their best …

New York Public Library

10 Ways to Take Your Small Business Website to the Next Level - Small Business Trends

For small businesses, having an effective website is no longer optional. But there’s a lot that goes into making your website really work for your …

Welcome to the Dark Net, a Wilderness Where Invisible World Wars Are Fought and Hackers Roam Free

Through the eyes of a master hacker turned security expert, William Langewiesche chronicles the rise of the Dark Net—where weapons, drugs, and information are bought, sold, and hacked—and learns how high the stakes have really become.<p>I. The Back Door<p>His name is not Opsec, but I will call him that …

Security

Snowden Designs a Device to Warn if Your iPhone’s Radios Are Snitching

Author: Andy Greenberg. Andy Greenberg Security<p>Date of Publication: 07.21.16.<p>Time of Publication: 9:01 am. 9:01 am<p>When Edward Snowden met with …

The Civil War that Could Doom the N.R.A.

As the tragic pattern of gun violence continues, federal gun laws remain unchanged, thanks to the hardball tactics of the National Rifle Association. But despite the organization’s $310 million in revenues, political clout, and five-million-plus membership, the N.R.A. does face a genuine threat to …

Guns

"The American Neo-Nazi Movement Today," by Elinor Langer | Ku Klux Klan | Southern Poverty Law Center

10 Sources of Loans for Minority Owned Businesses and How to Apply - Small Business Trends

For years, entrepreneurs belonging to minority communities have played a prominent role in driving the U.S. economy forward. When considering …

Small Business
Caribbean

The Koch Brothers' Dirty War on Solar Power

All over the country, the Kochs and utilities have been blocking solar initiatives — but nowhere more so than in Florida<p>After decades of false …

Bernie Sanders Is the Realist We Should Elect

As the Iowa caucuses near, Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) have released TV ads that together echo a popular theme in the …

Bernie Sanders

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into …

Wi-Fi

The Most Overlooked Movies of the Year

With a ridiculously crowded marketplace, and in a year when the silly ‘Jurassic World’ made over $1.6 billion worldwide, many cinematic gems failed …

Asghar Farhadi

The Planet-Saving, Capitalism-Subverting, Surprisingly Lucrative Investment Secrets of Al Gore

The former vice president has led his firm to financial success. But what he really wants to do is create a whole new version of capitalism.<p>“When i left the White House in 2001, I really didn’t know what I was going to do with my life,” Al Gore told me this summer, at his office in the Green Hills …

São Paulo

3 Easy Solutions For Hiding Your Public IP Address

Ever Thought About Hiding Your IP Address?<p>The internet can be a fantastic tool, but with an option as powerful as it has become comes some great …

How to Graph Home Router Metrics

Introduction: How to Graph Home Router Metrics<p>Isn't the tech-world wonderful? All these great services and free softwares popping up everywhere. I …

Linux

Cuphead Artist Shares Hand-Drawn Animations

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the mermaid boss and Jelly.<p>Over the past month, Cuphead artist Jake Clark has shared a collection of hand-drawn …

Cuphead