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The law that created illegal immigration

Before 1965, the United States was 85% white. Today, racial and ethnic minorities make up one-third of the population. Before 1965, the immigrant stream was largely European. Today, most new arrivals to this country come from Mexico, China and India. The passage of the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration …

Immigration

The Problem With Teens Is That They're Just Too Rational

Teenagers get dissed for being irrational and making bad decisions, which can lead to very bad things, like drunken driving, risky sex and drug use.<p>But what if the problem is really that teens are just a little too rational?<p>That's the argument of Scott Huettel, a professor of psychology and …

Psychology

5 Desktop Apps for Better Productivity

Developers need to get the most out of their computers. After all, the computer is the primary tool that developers rely on each & every day.<p>Over …

Stress Is Your Brain Trying to Avoid Something

Stress exists in every workplace, and all of us have probably tried a few trendy stress-management approaches. But rather than trying the latest fad, it may be more effective to understand how stress works and where it comes from, so that you can create your own methods for dealing with it.<p>Stress …

What You Didn't Know About the Act of Reading Books

Finding time to read has never been an issue for me. I read different books at different levels — you don’t put the same effort into Harry Potter as …

The Power of Habit Stacking and 7 Daily Habits I Love

I enjoy experimenting with habits to learn what combination best fuels my body, brain, heart and soul. There isn’t one right set of habits for …

Cupcakes

Learn How to Write as you Read: Improve your Craft

What is the one most common piece of advice established authors give aspiring ones? It’s not ‘show, don’t tell’ or ‘kill your darlings’. It’s ‘read …

Creative Writing

9 Ways to Get Your Grammar Game On: A Playlist

At the end of nearly every school year, a few parents will ask me for recommendations for websites or apps to help their children review grammar over …

Infographics

The writer behind 'Seven' and 'Fight Club' reveals 5 secrets to excellent writing

But is it me, or does it seem like the quality of that writing has gotten <i>worse</i>?<p>However, this can be a <i>good</i> thing. These days, solid writing really stands out. It can be a competitive advantage in anything you do.<p>Want to know how to improve your writing?<p>Or have you ever thought about crafting the …

43 free career-advancing courses you can take (and actually finish) this summer

Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work …

Writing to genre stinks: Two debut novelists on the hard line between fantasy and realism — and why it doesn’t make sense

Two authors on using fairy-tale elements to explore trauma & memory, and why “Is this real” is a loaded question<p>In their debut novels, Rene Denfeld and Stephanie Feldman both use fairy-tale elements to explore trauma and memory. Here they discuss genre, gender and the politics of “realism.” Who …

R vs Python for Data Science: The Winner is …

<b>By Martijn Theuwissen, DataCamp.</b><p>At DataCamp, our students often ask us whether they should use R and/or Python for their day-to-day data analysis …

Data Science

Gambling addiction linked to brain reward system

<b>The 'high' or feeling of euphoria created by addictive behaviour is less obvious in the brains of problem gamblers, research suggests.</b><p>This could make them more prone to addiction as they search harder for an "endorphin rush".<p>Researchers from London and Cambridge scanned the brains of 30 people to …

US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study

A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal <i>Perspectives on Politics</i>, finds that the U.S. is no democracy, but instead an …

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

Bob Marley: The Stories Behind 17 Rare and Unseen Images

British photographer Dennis Morris was a high school student in London when he first met Bob Marley. "I was into Jamaican music, and I read that he …

Bob Marley

Men who work long hours 'less effective than women', says leading judge

President of supreme court says culture of long hours at City law firms militates against influence of 'balanced, sensible' women<p>"Obsessive, testosterone-driven" men who work 24/7 may not be as effective professionally as women with more balanced lives, the UK's most senior judge has …

Top 20 Best-Paying Jobs For Women 2014

Careers in business, tech, and healthcare continue to dominate Forbes’ annual ranking of the 20 Best-Paying Jobs For Women —but even roles in these powerhouse industries haven’t overcome the gender wage gap.<p>To find out which professions are paying women the most, Forbes analyzed data from the U.S. …

Helping women escape 'the life'

<b>St. Paul, Minnesota (CNN) —</b> As darkness falls, Joy Friedman hits the streets -- the same ones she used to troll for customers while working as a prostitute.<p>"My last trick was turned behind that storefront," she said, gesturing to a nearby building.<p>Now the survivor of sex trafficking cruises these …

Academics Anonymous: sexism is driving women out of science

I still hear comments like: ‘Sorry about all the women in this lab.’ Women scientists deserve respect not disdain<p>"There really should be a rule against women having children in science."<p>"Well I'm not hiring her, she was on maternity leave."<p>"Sorry about all the women in this laboratory, but at least …

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Yoga

The Mirror Lies: Beyond a World of Appearances

A friend of mine — let’s call him Huck — was walking to a tattoo parlor recently with the intention of getting some new ink, or as he might prefer to …

Consciousness

5 Popular Beliefs That Are Holding Humanity Back

Humans believe in a lot of stupid shit, and we do something stupid as a result of those beliefs about, oh, once every five seconds. And sure, most of …

A 4-year-old girl asked a lesbian if she's a boy. She responded the awesomest way possible.

If you want to see more smart and funny and profound things from Ash, you could totally Like her on Facebook. And you could tweet and share this. …

Weekend Challenge: Cycling Russian Twist

Try this killer core exercise for stronger abs<p><i>Join the</i> Women’s Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join them,</i> …

The Ultra-Effective Cardio Intervals Workout

The Fast-and-Furious Interval Routine<p>Get a full cardio workout in just 20 minutes with this interval routine<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>When you're short on time, your best bet for an efficient and effective workout is amping up the intensity of your slow-and-steady pace, which will burn more total calories …

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

Potato Soup

HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

Avocados are one of the wonderful fruits of summer. High in nutrition and flavor, nothing signals the start of summer like a zesty lime guacamole dip …

Plants