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17 Free Activities That Prove Chicago is a Prime Cultural Destination

Plenty of people head straight for shopping trip down the Magnificent Mile or to one of its many high-end restaurants when they visit Chicago, but …

Every job in America, mapped

Harvard PhD student Robert Manduca created this cool interactive map which breaks down every job in America by industry segment based on 2010 census data. One dot denotes one job. A red dot indicates a job in manufacturing and trade, a blue dot indicates a job in professional services, a green dot …

Bernie Sanders Rolls Out Racial Justice Plan

After facing protests from black activists, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders unveiled a comprehensive racial and criminal justice plan Monday.<p>Sanders, who has often spoken about running a police department as mayor of Burlington, promises to “reinvent how we police America” and …

Watch Emma Watson's Powerful Video on Gender Inequality in the Fashion Business

"I think there's a lot of racism. I think there's a lot of sexism."<p>It's been about a year since she founded the gender equality movement #HeForShe and Emma Watson is still talking about sexism and its impact on women's daily lives. In a new video, Emma speaks out about issues within the fashion …

Bernie Sanders Has a Secret

Vermont, his son and the hungry early years that made him the surging socialist he is today.<p>One morning last month in Burlington, Vermont, at the law office of John Franco, one of Bernie Sanders’ best friends since the 1970s, Franco talked to me at length about Sanders’ commitment and his …

Middle-class

Sanders says his 2016 message is 'resonating' everywhere

Sen. Bernie Sanders vowed on Sunday to campaign in conservative states and increase voter turnout, answering charges that he’s too liberal to win a general election or to deliver on his campaign promises if he did.<p>“I will be able to deliver in Washington; I will be able to win the election,” …

5 steps college grads can take to start making money

Here are five of the best financial moves you can make as a college grad to ensure a successful future.<p>One unique advantage that college grads have (as compared to older individuals) is the fact that time is on your side. The best time to start investing in your future is now because of the power …

My New Declaration of Independence

The original Declaration of Independence, declared 239 years ago, was a philippic against King George and his tyranny. I am no fan of King George. But the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution laid most of his tyranny to rest, and what remained was then laid to rest with him.<p>We need …

Argentina indigenous chieftain leads fight to reclaim ancestral land

Félix Díaz stands before a line of colourful plastic tents on one of the broad strips of land running down the centre of the Avenida 9 de Julio – one of the busiest thoroughfares in the Argentinian capital.<p>“We have many gods,” he says. “The god of nature, the god of water, the god of air, but we no …

Argentina

The Memorial Where Slavery Is Real

America has only one federally funded slave memorial—and it’s been falling apart.<p>Too often, Americans choose to venerate our Founding Fathers rather than remember the men, women and children they owned. And it’s the absence of physical reminders of this ugly history that makes the forgetting of it …

Anthony Kennedy’s awkward gay-marriage revolution: Why his SCOTUS opinion was imperfect — but also deeply profound

Justice Kennedy made history with an imperfect legal argument. But his central idea, “dignity,” is revolutionary<p>As everyone expected, the Supreme Court decided that same-sex couples have a right to marry by a 5-4 margin, with Anthony Kennedy writing a majority opinion full of vague talk about …

Local officials drag their feet on gay marriage despite supreme court ruling

The battle for marriage equality continues in at least seven states as local officials refuse to provide marriage licenses to same-sex couples, following a landmark decision by the US supreme court that struck down marriage bans in every state.<p>Though this decision means that same-sex marriage is …

LGBTQI

Stonewalls , an LGBTQI Civil Rights Anthem, Comes Out of the Closet

Sometimes things just come together in a rather uncanny way. In 1998 I performed <i>Stonewalls</i>, my original LGBTQI Civil Rights Anthem, for the first time as part of a concert I gave in Hollywood. At some point I wanted to record the song in a professional studio (which hasn't happened yet). Well, this …

Weight Training For Women - Workout To Lose Belly Fat - Weight Training Myths

Weight Training For Women - Increase Your Fat Loss<p>Weight training for women has become well-accepted as a workout to lose belly fat. Sadly, however, …

The fitness apps that gave me six-pack abs

I saw my six pack for the first time at the age of 40. Prior to that, my abs had been hidden behind a thick layer of fat that I’d built up over years of living a sedentary geek lifestyle. The only exercise I got was racing to be first in line at the Apple Store for a product launch.<p>Then one day, a …

Study: Lesbians Have More Orgasms Than Straight Women

According to a new study, lesbians have more orgasms than straight or bi women, but we're all still having less orgasms than men. Yet another glass …

Research

How to Sculpt Your 'Lady V' à la Kendall Jenner

It's the body part du jour...<p>With thigh-high dresses and side-slit skirts on the rise—just take a second look at Kendell Jenner's double-whammy in a revealing Fausto Puglisi dress—there's a new area to focus your workout on, the lady V. Stars such as Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Moore …

Workouts

Pelosi Statement on Senate Republicans' Failure to Pass USA Freedom Act

Pelosi Statement on Senate Republicans’ Failure to Pass USA Freedom Act<p><i>Washington, D.C. –</i> <i>Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following</i> …

10 Common Money Mistakes People Make In Their 20s

Do you want to be financially secure? Many young adults in their 20s make money mistakes through lack of knowledge, which can result in debt and …

12 Foods Personal Trainers Recommend

If you want to reach your goals, you not only have to train like a fitness pro, you’ve got to eat like one, too. To find out exactly what that …

Santorum: Supreme Court Doesn’t Get Final Say on Gay Marriage

Former senator <b>Rick Santorum</b> is known for using his conservative social stances as a prominent feature of his campaign platforms. On <i>Meet the Press</i>, …

This Is The Warning The DNC Is Presenting To Democrats About The Koch-Funded Latino Group

Democrats and liberal donors have been sounding the alarm about the LIBRE Initiative. BuzzFeed News obtained a copy of the presentation the DNC shared with Democrats over the weekend and again on Monday.

Smith College to accept transgender applicants who identify as female

Smith College, the largest of the all-female Seven Sisters schools, is changing its policy to accept transgender women.<p>The new policy, which takes effect for those applying this fall, followed a year of study. The women’s college had previously asked undergraduates to have consistently identified …

College & University

Biden: Court ruling for gay marriage as big as Brown v. Board

Vice President <b>Joe Biden</b> spoke at the OutGiving conference. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)<p>Vice President Joseph Biden said Saturday a ruling …

Top 10 Gay Cities in the World

New York<p>The Big Apple is the birthplace of gay life and of the gay pride movement. It's the home of Stonewall which led to all of the gay pride …

Roberts at center stage as Supreme Court approaches historic decisions

You can never be far from the center of any discussion of the “Roberts court” when your name is John G. Roberts Jr.<p>But as the Supreme Court last week ended a decade of oral arguments under the chief justice’s leadership, Roberts came in for special attention as not only the public face of the court …