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North Carolina’s Democracy Ranked On Par With Cuba

North Carolina politics have been messy, to say the least. Capping off a year of power struggles, the narrow defeat of Gov. Pat McCrory (R) led to a legislative backlash that drew widespread criticism for undermining the democratic process itself.<p>In fact, a new report from the Electoral Integrity …

North Carolina

17 Easy Ways To Become A Happier And Calmer Person In 2017

These past 52 weeks weren’t the best when it came to mental health, between the very real development of election anxiety to the tragic events that happened regularly. How could a person <i>not</i> live in a perpetual state of stress?<p>If you’re still looking for a 2017 resolution, you could do a lot worse …

Happiness

Americans who voted against Trump are feeling unprecedented dread and despair

I have never seen anything quite like the grief being felt by the majority of American voters who did not vote for<p>Donald Trump.<p>Back in 1980, there was disappointment among<p>DemocratswhenRonald Reaganwon. In 2000, after the long Florida recount and the intrusion of the Supreme Court into the decision, …

Asia

Election officials focus on whether voter ID laws contributed to Hillary Clinton's defeat

Starting with John F. Kennedy's victory over Richard Nixon in 1960, Delia Anderson had voted in 14 straight presidential elections.<p>She had cast her ballot at the same polling place for years, never with a glitch. This year, however, a volunteer driving her to the polls mentioned that she would be …

Is Donald Trump a Threat to Democracy?

Donald J. Trump’s election has raised a question that few Americans ever imagined asking: Is our democracy in danger? With the possible exception of the Civil War, American democracy has never collapsed; indeed, no democracy as rich or as established as America’s ever has. Yet past stability is no …

Political Science

9 Daily Money Making Habits of Successful People

<i>This article originally appeared on Millennial magazine.</i><p>Every successful individual has a day-to-day routine that has brought them to where they are …

Success

The Best Meditation Apps You Should Have on your iPhone to find your Peace of Mind

Let’s admit it: we are always in a hurry. We get up early, leave for work, and when we are done with our daily dose of nine-to-five and have also …

Born of slavery, the Electoral College could stand against racism in 2016 — and stop Donald Trump

Part of the Electoral College’s original purpose was to protect slave-state power. Will it redeem its history now?<p>History often comes full circle. It can be darkly ironic as well. The Electoral College, an institution that helped to protect the white supremacist ignominy of black chattel slavery …

Black History

5 Easy Ways To Incorporate Conscious Sexuality Into Your Life

The SFW guide so you can get NSFW later<p>A couple months ago, I traveled to Dorset, England, to participate in a conscious sexuality festival. I had never heard of the term before going. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. All I knew was what I gleaned from the website, which mentioned …

Consciousness

5 Powerful Rituals to Become More Resilient

Every now and then, life punches below the belt. How can you be resilient when times get tough and you feel bad?<p>There are all kinds of strategies for …

Self-help

Trump slanders the CIA and tilts America toward Putin’s Russia

It's like the plot of a fantastical political thriller.<p>Russian hackers attempt to subvert the American<p>presidential election. TheCIAuncovers the malign meddling, but when the Russians’ favored candidate wins the presidency, that candidate dismisses the findings of the intelligence community as …

3 Mantras to Guide Your Personal Personal Growth Day-by-Day

Personal growth is the result of accumulating knowledge over years. It rarely strikes like lightning.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you offered me a chance to go back in time and change the path that led me to where I'm at today, I would politely decline. While far …

Self-improvement