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100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color

Just a few suggestions to start with.<p>As someone with very low tolerance for racist bullshit, I’ve managed to surround myself with white people who are cognizant of their privilege and strive to make the world a less terrifying and frustrating place for people of color. This means that I often deal …

Race & Ethnicity

99 Best Gifts For Women Under $25 On Amazon

Whether you're shopping for your mother, sister, best friend, or girlfriend, only the absolute best gifts for women will do. Personally, I'm of the …

Shopping

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

I Bring This Salsa to Every Party, Then Eat It Alone in a Corner

It's 157% better than the jarred stuff, and it's always a party sensation—when I share.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the homemade salsa recipe that BA.com senior editor Alex Beggs couldn’t live …

Cooking

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

30. Ron Miles<i><br>I Am a Man</i><p>The cornet, as Ron Miles plays it, is an instrument of warm color and rounded projection. There's no hint of stridency in his tone, and not much slash in his attack. But it would be a gross underestimation to file him away as an easy listen, or someone who'd trade urgency for …

New Albums

The New Measure of Relationship Health

Source: Eugenio Marongiu/Shutterstock<p>It may be psychological hair-splitting, but positive psychologists believe that there’s a difference between …

Happiness

5 Concrete Ways You Can Act Now To Start Fighting Trump’s Policies

Activism is like exercising: Start with easy activities and work toward more. Here’s where to start.<p>Post-election, as email inboxes filled with calls to action to resist Trump, the majority of Americans who voted against him responded en masse: So many people donated to the American Civil Liberties …

Blame the identity apostles – they led us down this path to populism

With its over-defensive advocacy of minorities, the left has jeopardised half a century of liberalism<p>I have no tribe. I have no comfort blanket, no default button that enables me to join the prevailing hysteria and cry in unison, “Of course, it’s all the fault of X.” Meanwhile we everywhere see the …

Society

Meditation helped me save $25,000 and get my financial act together

Eleven years ago, before I began meditating, I had so many good things in my life. I'd graduated with a master's degree from an Ivy League college, had a great job as a licensed clinical social worker and was celebrating one year of marriage to a wonderful man with whom I could travel the world.<p>But …

Meditation

7 Things You Can Do to Make Sure You and Your S.O. Grow Together—Not Apart

#1: Don't be afraid to get mushy.<p>Shutterstock<p>Sometimes relationships explode for obvious reasons, like cheating or constant fighting. But other times, twosomes fizzle out in a sneakier way: You simply grow apart. "People change with time and experience," says Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D., psychotherapist …

Haunted by a face, mother of slain toddler finds restorative justice 21 years later

That smirk.There was something disturbing about the way Paul Littlejohn, just a teenager, wore it at his sentencing, the way it radiated an attitude …

Empathy

Would LSD Make Bar Mitzvahs Great Again?

Human history is rife with precedent for using drugs to achieve spiritual and moral growth, and there's no scientific reason the modern Jew can't get in on the action.<p>My bar mitzvah was a lovely affair. I remember standing at the <i>bima</i><i>,</i> singing from the Torah in ancient Hebrew as my beaming parents …

Religion

9 Spiritual Reads That Never Fail To Boost My Good Vibes

Need to up the ante in the energy, positivity, and general spiritual goodness department? Here are my top reads for when life is getting you down and …

Here Are 20 Of The Best Spotify Playlists For Every Genre

<b>Last Updated: September 6th</b><p>Before the turn of the millennium, the way music enthusiasts enjoyed their beats was as archaic as the medieval practice of bloodletting. Okay, so that may be a bit hyperbolic, but prior to the inception of streaming services around the year 2010, selecting music was a …

Music Industry

The Best Tomato Recipes EVER

When it comes to summer produce — like zucchini, apricots and eggplant — we’re pretty gratuitous with our adoration. We’ve waxed poetic about peaches and have loudly sung our praises for the little blueberry. We may have even claimed at one point that each of these fruits and vegetables were our …

Cooking

Flying public close to 'breaking point' with TSA | CNN Travel

Atlanta (CNN) — Get ready, America, for a summer full of long security lines at major airports, missed flight connections and millions of grumpy passengers.<p>That's the warning from authorities at the nation's most congested and busiest airports and the Transportation Security Administration.<p>Airports …

Flying

Chloe’s Vegan Sweet Potato Mac ’n’ Cheese - The Washington Post

Here, the sweet potato provides color and texture, while garlic and fresh rosemary help balance the sweetness.<p>The recipe includes two optional toppings: the crunch of toasted and salted ground almonds, and crisped shiitake mushrooms.<p>Make Ahead: The almond Parmesan topping can be refrigerated in an …

Mashed

Does The 7 Minute Workout work?

Me doing The 7-Minute Workout in Business Insider's office.Business Insider/Erin Brodwin<p>When we first heard about The 7-Minute Workout, an app that promises to grant you the benefits of a sweaty bike ride and a trip to the gym in just a few minutes, we thought it was all hype.<p>But as it turns out, …

Exercise

Members of the Smiths, the Cranberries Form New Band D.A.R.K., Share "Curvy"

Andy Rourke (the Smiths' bassist) and Dolores O'Riordan (frontwoman of the Cranberries) have formed a new band with New York-based DJ Olé Koretsky, D.A.R.K. They will release their debut album, <i>Science Agrees</i>, on May 27 via Cooking Vinyl. That's the album artwork above. They've also shared the first …

Curvy

The 8 Most-Pinned Cake Recipes on Pinterest

We see a delicious slow-cooker dessert in your future.<p>If you're looking for a recipe that's sure to be a hit with the masses, the best place to find it is on Pinterest, obviously. Pinners far and wide have excellent taste when it comes to dessert, which is why we've rounded up these most-pinned …

20 Different (and So Delicious) Ways to Make Deviled Eggs

Forget everything you know about everyone's favorite hors d'oeuvre.<p>These are not your grandma's deviled eggs. We made an irresistible basic even better — times 20!

The Best BA Recipes of All Time, According to You

The greatest Bon Appétit recipes of all time—according to Bon Appétit readers!<p>We could never choose a favorite <i>Bon Appétit</i> recipe…which is why we asked you to. These are the best of the best, according to our readers.

Reykjavíkurdætur Are a 15 Strong Rap Crew from the Volcanic Climes of Iceland, and They Are on Fire

They've told the Icelandic Prime Minister to "suck my pussy" live on TV, written songs about anal sex, and performed on stage in nude underwear.<p><i>It’s a very interesting time for gender equality in music. Women’s voices have never been louder, but at the same time the forces working against them have</i> …

Feminism

Korean Braised Short Ribs Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Associate editor Christina Chaey finally learns the secret to the braised short ribs her grandma only makes her once a year.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Soysauce

Songs about sex that are better than the real thing

How did you spend this Valentine’s Day? Having mind-blowing sex with your significant other/a random person? Or watching <i>RuPaul’s Drag Race</i> re-runs with a 12-inch takeaway pizza? While you might expect that a lot of people would be getting up to the former, it turns out that only one fifth of …

14 MVP Recipes for Your Super Bowl Bash

Some go to Super Bowl parties for the game, others for the commercials -- but <i>everyone</i> looks forward to the food. From Tailgate Sliders and "Crack" Nuts to White Chicken Chili and Guacamole, these crowd-pleasing recipes will make you the MVP of the party.<p><b>1. Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders</b><p>These …

Cooking

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

1 of 12<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 12<p>February: Honolulu<p>3 of 12<p>March: Buenos Aires<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 12<p>April: Chicago<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 12<p>May: …

Buenos Aires

Alicia Keys is Eating Nothing But Greens for 40 Days

Could you eat only green for 40 days?<p>As Kermit the Frog told us, it’s not easy being green. But Alicia Keys is going for it anyway—at least for the …

Healthy Eating