Joan Bell-Haynes

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The Afro-Pessimist Temptation

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy<p>by Ta-Nehisi Coates<p>One World, 367 pp., $28.00<p>Not long ago in the locker room of my Harlem gym, I was …

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

This Is What a White Supremacist Department of Justice Looks Like

Jeff Sessions's tenure as attorney general shows how far to the right the Republican Party has swerved under Trump.<p><i>This article is part of a weeklong series looking back at the first year of Donald Trump's presidency.</i><p>To judge Donald Trump’s presidency, we should ask what he’s done that a generic …

Retire on the Cheap in These Cities

Looking for the cheapest places to retire in the US? We found 15 American cities to consider. With low housing and food costs along with affordable …

Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

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Your Brain Can Resurrect 'Forgotten’ Short-Term Memories

Working memories don’t have to be continuously active in the brain to be remembered.<p>Day-to-day living can be such a struggle for people with short-term memory loss. But scientists have now found that memories are rarely completely lost—instead they're just moved to the subconscious.<p>A functioning …

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result of deep-seated habits etched into our minds through years and years of repitious …

Motivation

We read all 20 National Book Award nominees for 2016. Here's what we thought.

Every year, the National Book Foundation nominates 20 books — five fiction, five nonfiction, five poetry, five young adult — for the National Book Award, which celebrates the best of American literature. And every year (okay, every year since 2014), we here at Vox read all 20 finalists to help you …

5 Powerful Habits That Make Your Mind Sharper and Stronger

Give yourself permission to grow.<p><i>How do I grow stronger mentally and change my perspective for good? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur</b> …

Google’s New App Can Help You Scan Old Family Photos

Our smartphones can store thousands of photos, making it possible to chronicle years of our lives on a single device. But what about photos captured …

Mr. Trump Goes to Washington: Pictures

An open letter to the “Ivanka voters” I grew up with: I hope you get what you want

<b>(Getty/Chip Somodevilla)</b><p>Dear white suburban women back home who voted for Donald Trump: Let us imagine the best outcome for everyone<p>Erin Keane<p>November 12, 2016 7:00pm (UTC)<p>It was after 3 in the morning on Wednesday when I finally left Salon's New York office after a long night of monitoring …

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77 Things To See And Do In New York City

To help weed through the the tourist traps and last-season spots, we've compiled a guide of the essential things to do, see, eat, and buy while you're visiting the Big Apple.<p>New York City may not actually be that large in scale, but with thousands of stores, restaurants, museums and attractions …

6 Habits That Will Turn You Into One of the Most Mentally Tough People on the Planet

Learn from the best.<p>Who are the most mentally tough people on the planet? Well, that's subjective--but one group without question would have to be Navy SEALs.<p>This incredible article breaks down what SEALs do to cultivate such mental strength and fortitude. But I figured I would add my own …

Words in your ears: the 10 best books podcasts

A bookseller and writer chooses his favourite audio options for those occasions when actually reading a book would be ill-advised<p>You can’t read books all the time; trust me, I’ve tried (and like I said to the officer, at least I wasn’t texting and driving). The next best thing is a good books …

Text Messaging

Scientists have detected colliding black holes for the 2nd time — and it’s going to revolutionize our perception of the universe

These gravitational waves were generated by two black holes — eight and 14 times the mass of the sun — merging together 1.4 billion light years away from Earth.<p>This produced a spinning black hole 21 times the mass of the sun. It also released enough energy to rival the mass of the Sun in the form …

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The Swiss have upgraded a hydroelectric dam to produce as much energy as a nuclear power plant

We need batteries that can power millions of homes, deliver excellent efficiency, and cost little to operate. It turns out we’ve had the technology since 1890. We just need to build a lot more of them.<p>They’re called pumped water storage, and the technology is the world’s largest energy storage …

Hydroelectric Power

Was Einstein right? Ripples in space-time may have been found

Are the rumors true? Whispers about a possible detection of actual ripples in space-time have been swirling for weeks, and on Thursday, the world may …

25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden

How many times have you seen posts on tech sites about “hidden iPhone features” and thought to yourself, <i>these tricks aren’t really hidden at all</i>. We’ve even had a few articles here on BGR with tips that were indeed unknown to most users, but the savvy iOS device owners out there were undoubtedly …

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

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The stunning cities you need to see in your lifetime

Here at The Active Times, we’re big proponents of off-the-beaten-path adventures and exploring wilderness around the globe, but that mentality occasionally means that cities are overlooked.<p>Urban centers offer their own form of adventure—and some even satisfy the most active outdoor enthusiasts—so …

The 20 best countries to visit in your lifetime

The awards are based on the ratings and feedback of more than 128,000 readers — the highest level of participation in the magazine's history.<p>Other Readers' Choice Awards include the world's best cruise lines, hotels, spas, and airlines, all of which you can check out here.<p>Keep scrolling to see a …

National Parks

30 CEOs Reveal the Daily Habits Responsible for Their Success

Getting to the top involves doing the right things, day after day.<p>Look at any CEO running a profitable company and you’ll find someone who has figured a few things out. One trait many of these leaders have in common: consistency. Check out these quotes from 30 successful CEOs regarding the daily …

Armed revolution and free breakfast: The extraordinary true story of “The Black Panthers” and how they shaped our era

<b>(Firelight Media/Jeffrey Blankfort)</b><p>America’s legendary black radicals faced covert ops, militarized cops and a proto-War on Terror — 45 years ago<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>September 2, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>It’s useless to inquire whether the organizers of Black Lives Matter have learned the lessons of the Black …

Black History

5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

Self-improvement

Amazon and Microsoft just scored a huge $100 million cloud deal that can't be making IBM too happy

Here's another case in point: The two of them just won a huge contract with the Federal Aviation Administration, led by IT consultant CSC. This contract will consolidate the FAA's data centers, moving data to Amazon's cloud Amazon Web Services and Microsoft's cloud, Azure.<p>CSC says the contract is …

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The enormous ISIS attack in Egypt is a game-changer

ISIS's Wilayat Sinai launched a wave of simultaneous attacks on July 1 targeting as many as 21 Egyptian military and police positions in North Sinai, focused primarily on the city of Sheikh Zuweid.<p>Nearly eight hours of clashes between the insurgents and Egyptian security forces left several dozen …

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