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These Little-Known Amazon Skincare Products Have Huge Followings

If we're being honest, Amazon is much more than an e-commerce giant; it's a community. Many consumers are repeat shoppers (with Prime, how can you …

Skin Care

Chief Justice Roberts delivers tone deaf speech at the opening of the African American museum

Seriously, what was he doing there?<p>Twenty-five years from now, it is likely that the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & …

NYC Travel: The Library Hotel

<i>The Library Hotel, Madison Avenue and 41st Street (photos:Library Hotel)</i><p>The elegant boutique Library Hotel is housed in the landmark 1921 Hill & Stout building at 41st street on the corner of Madison Avenue, two blocks from the Public Library. A great example of Neo-Gothic architecture from the …

Is It Easy to Visit Cuba? Travel Experts Weigh In

Now that American travelers are able to do something that has been prohibited for over 50 years — take commercial flights from the United States to Cuba — we asked experts in the travel industry to add their thoughts to our ongoing coverage of Cuba and its steadily increasing accessibility.<p><b>The Rules</b><p>…

This App Can Tell You If Your iPhone Has Been Secretly Hacked

If your iPhone has been jailbroken without your knowledge, something fishy is probably going on. The only problem is, it can be impossible to tell …

Kratom Advocates Speak Out Against Proposed Government Ban

Kratom is made from the leaves of a tree native to Southeast Asia that is a relative of the coffee plant. According to David Kroll, a pharmacologist and medical writer, farmers and indigenous people have used it for hundreds of years as both a stimulant to increase work output and also at the end …

“I am looking forward to my downfall”: Herman Koch on life as a bestselling author

<b>Herman Koch (Mark Kohn)</b><p>Salon talks to Herman Koch about writing his new novel “Dear Mr. M,” tolerance and why “humor is the salt” in books<p>Claire Cameron<p>September 6, 2016 6:30pm (UTC)<p>What does it feel like to write a bestselling novel? While reaching a clearly defined goal might be satisfying for …

Books

'The Star-Spangled Banner' and Slavery

An old controversy concerning the meaning of “The Star-Spangled Banner” re-erupted in August 2016 after NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick explained …

Obama's health secretary wants to make patients healthier by transforming how doctors and hospitals get paid

As President Obama closes in on his final months in office, few parts of his legacy loom larger than the Affordable Care Act, the landmark healthcare overhaul he signed in 2010 that helped extend health coverage to more than 20 million previously uninsured Americans.<p>But largely out of the …

Health Care

Why I Run My Household Like a Business (and You Should Too)

It may sound complicated, but in the end it saves you money and time.<p>Before I started up my blog, I spent my free time as a dedicated volunteer for …

Personal Finance

A Woman-Child in Jamaica

At 10 years old I was called into the living room by my mother and my grandmother. <i>“Hurry up an’ sit, chile,”</i> my grandmother said, her command like a hand pressed against my back, shoving me forward onto the plastic-covered sofa. After a moment of silence, my mother spoke. She told me she never …

Mat’s Fat-to-fit Notes

I’m a forty-five year old man who’s been overweight for a good deal of my life.<p>Last summer, I looked like this. I weighed over 90 kilos. Although …

100 Days of Overthinking: An Illustrated Diary of Mental Meanderings

A visual serenade to presence and a lamentation of how we continually eject ourselves from it.<p><i>“My experience is what I agree to attend to,”</i> William James wrote in his timeless treatise on attention and multitasking, and yet at any given moment we notice only a fraction of what is actually going on …

How-To: Understand the Wireless Diagnostics app on your Mac to analyze and improve your Wi-Fi network

Apple ships a little-known utility app that helps you analyze and diagnose your Wi-Fi connection, called Wireless Diagnostics. Open the app by option-clicking on the Wi-Fi indicator in the menu bar and select ‘Open Wireless Diagnostics …’. Although the app contains a lot of useful information, it …

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

9 ways to automate tasks on iOS

It may be a little daunting, but Workflow is one of the most useful applications you can install on an iPhone. With simple automations, it reduces multi-step processes to a single tap and makes some actions that weren't previously possible on iOS, such as downloading and extracting ZIP files, quite …

An Italian baby raised on a vegan diet is hospitalized for severe malnutrition and removed from parents

When an Italian baby was taken to hospital in Milan earlier this month by his grandparents, doctors there were shocked by the baby’s condition. At 14 months old, he weighed only slightly more than a 3-month-old, according to the Local Italy.<p>Upon further examination, a more harrowing picture began …

Is the Supreme Court Behind the Times on Race?

In 1968, Lewis Steel argued that one justice’s vote did not matter much. Five decades of close decisions by the court have persuaded him to rethink …

After Dallas, conservatives rebel against the Drudge Report

<b>"BLACK LIVES KILL."</b><p>Those were the three words that blared across the Drudge Report early Friday morning after five Dallas police officers were killed in a horrific ambush attack.<p>And immediately upon seeing the race-baiting headline, conservatives rebelled against a once reliable ally who has become …

Black Lives Matter: The Racist Reflexes of Police Officers Who Draw Their Guns

Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot to death by police officers this week. Both were calm. Both were compliant. Both were African American. …

Confessions Of Someone Who Isn't Black

​The news these days is pretty grim. It seems that every week or so, we see the broadcasts that yet another unarmed black American has been killed by the police. Men, woman, children -- It doesn't seem to matter. In the last week, we've seen two more individuals killed. It is almost as if we are …

Alain de Botton on Love, Vulnerability, and the Psychological Paradox of the Sulk

“If we are not regularly deeply embarrassed by who we are, the journey to self-knowledge hasn’t begun.”<p><i>“Nothing awakens us to the reality of life so much as a true love,”</i> Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother. <i>“Why is love rich beyond all other possible human experiences and a sweet burden to those</i> …

Challenging Culture's Whiteness by Default

As the art and entertainment industries begin to look increasingly unlike America, how can people in power better expand their pipeline for talent?<p>In 2015, Marlon James’s <i>A Brief History of Seven Killings</i> won the Man Booker Prize for fiction, an honor that enshrined it as one of the finest novels …

Marvel’s new Iron Man is a 15-year-old black girl

Tony Stark is hanging up his Iron Man suit, but it will be quickly donned by a new hero, a 15-year-old black girl named Riri Williams. And that’s …

How the 'Black Tax' Destroyed African-American Homeownership in Chicago

Predatory (yet perfectly legal) tax-lien sales were perfected in the city in the 1970s. The crisis continues today.<p>The best time to steal someone’s home is at Christmas.<p>That’s when folks find their budgets stretched the tightest by the gift-giving season. People put off their bills to focus on …

Race Row on Mount Everest: Sherpas Square Off Against Racist Western Climbers

The documentary ‘Sherpa’ captures an intense battle between Sherpas and entitled Western climbers—including one very racist American.<p>When disaster …

America's First Slavery Museum Shifts the Focus from Masters to Slaves

Unlike many plantation tours, which lionize wealthy white slaveowners, the Whitney Plantation in Louisiana tells the violent history of slavery from the perspective of the people who were chained, maimed, and molested.<p>When you arrive at Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana, you're given an …