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5 Affordable Graphic Design Programs to Make Your Creations Pop

You know how good cookies taste so much better when you’ve made them yourself? It’s just so satisfying–especially when other people like them too.<p>The …

The 5 basic types of logo and how to use them

Not sure where to start with your logo design? Maybe you should begin by deciding what style of logo it’s going to be.<p>Logo styles can be divided into …

Graphic Design

The Role Of Yoga In Healing Trauma

Missy Hart grew up in Redwood City, Calif. — in gangs, on the street, in the foster care system and in institutions.<p>"Where I'm from," the 26-year-old says, "you're constantly in alert mode, like fight or flight."<p>But at age 13, when she was incarcerated in juvenile hall for using marijuana, she …

Mental Health

Five Popular Infographic Templates (And Why They Work so Well)

Infographics, an effective form of content marketing, are everywhere on the Web, but it isn't always easy to come up with good designs when you want …

The Only North American Mountains That Blow Colorado Away

My parents were professional photographers, and not coincidentally I grew up in the shadow of the most gorgeous mountains in the hemisphere. Work …

Charisma is a skill, not a gift — a Stanford psychologist shares 6 ways to build it

In researching my book "The Happiness Track," however, I found that charisma is not so much a gift as a learnable skill you can master.<p>What presence has to do with it<p>If you meet someone at a cocktail party whose eyes are constantly flitting around the room, do they make a good impression? Do they …

Emotional Intelligence

French Police Say Officer Who Allegedly Raped Black Man With Baton Did It By Accident

A report released by the national police contends that the officer did not intend to sodomize the victim, identified as Theo.<p>The French police officer charged with anally raping a black man with his baton during an arrest on Feb. 2 did so accidentally, according to an investigation report prepared …

Fatally Shot Black Americans Twice as Likely as Whites to Be Unarmed: Study

African-Americans fatally shot by police were twice as likely as whites to be unarmed according to a new report on racial bias in policing.<p>The report, A Bird's Eye View of Civilians Killed by Police in 2015, published Wednesday by the American Society of Criminology, analyzed 2015 fatal police …

Sitting Too Much Ages You By 8 Years

Sitting too much during the day has been linked to a host of diseases, from obesity to heart problems and diabetes, as well as early death. It’s not …

Telomere

Fake news is old news to black Americans

<b>James Madison; Thomas Jefferson</b><p>Black people have been dealing with the fall-out from fake news since the time of the Founding Fathers<p>D. Watkins<p>December 18, 2016 6:00pm (UTC)<p>An idiot clicked on a number of bogus news stories floating around the Internet. That same idiot walks into a Washington, D.C. …

Fake News

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

23 Free Blogging Tools That Will Make You a Better Blogger

Whether you blog to share your experiences or to promote your business, blogging is the best way to connect with the outer world.<p>The work does not …

In D.C., White Families Are on Average 81 Times Richer Than Black Ones

Other major cities aren’t much better.<p>The wealth discrepancy between blacks and whites is one of the most stark examples of inequality in America. White American families have, on average, around $142,000 in savings and assets, minus debt. Black families’, meanwhile, amounted to only $11,000, …

Income Inequality

10 Types of Visual Content That Go Viral

It’s easier than ever to create and share content.<p>In fact, we all create and share content regularly for both personal or business reasons. This …

Infographics

Long-time VC reflects on the importance of acknowledging privilege

Sunday night my daughter was moaning and rocking back and forth in her chair wrestling with a question staring back at her on the computer screen. "What is the greatest challenge you've faced in your life?" the college application pointedly inquired. As her dad, I had some ideas. But her? She was …

25 roads that everyone should drive in their lifetime

Some provide incredible views and others are works of art in their own right.<p>From an oceanside cruise in Hawaii to treacherous hairpin turns in the Swiss Alps, these roads prove that sometimes the journey is much more captivating than the destination.<p><i>An earlier version of this post was written by</i> …

Hiking

Why is the NYPD's 'Warrant Squad' Still Raiding Homeless Shelters?

Homeless New Yorkers and their advocates want to know why the city is dealing with an unprecedented homelessness crisis in part by arresting people for next to nothing.<p>It happens before dawn.<p>Between the hours of 3 and 5 AM, a small force of officers from the New York Police Department arrive at …

Never Mind the Traditional. Here's How to Lead Like a Punk Rocker.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Face it: You will never be Jeff Bezos or Larry Page, and you shouldn’t try. You can’t blaze the same trail as those who came before you by adopting a like-minded vision, or mirroring their solutions with slightly new features.<p><b>Related: How</b> …

“You think the f*cking Tea Party determines public policy?”: Dick Gregory on racism, the 1 percent and why black Americans are angry at the wrong people

<b>(AP/Matt Sayles)</b><p>“White American racists were more vicious than Hitler,” activist and comedian Dick Gregory tells Salon<p>Arthur Chu<p>September 30, 2015 8:35pm (UTC)<p>Dick Gregory’s had a long, rich and strange life as an entertainer and activist. I hadn’t heard of him before I started talking with Andre …

Civil Rights

What do race and research have to do with our love of soda? | Opinion

Who cares about obesity, heart disease and diabetes? Health-care providers, guardians of the public's health, insurance companies that cover the …

Hummingbirds are beautiful, but their personalities are for the birds

The two of us, my husband and I, took our breakfast toast, melon and coffee out to the porch on a Sunday morning, with late summer hanging on by its teeth. It was early, so the neighbors’ ACs were still off and nobody was out yet. “It’s so quiet,” my husband said.<p>Traffic over on Charles Street in …

404 Page Not Found! | Merakey

• an out-of-date bookmark/favorite<br>• a search engine that has an out-of-date listing for this site<br>• a mistyped address<br>• you have no access to this page<br>• the …

Search Engines

You are not your brain or your body

When you say the word “me,” you probably feel pretty clear about what that means. It’s one of the things you’re clearest <i></i>on in the whole world—something you’ve understood since you were a year old. You might be working on the question, “Who am <i></i>I?” but what you’re figuring out is the <i>who am</i> part of the …

How to Share Your iTunes Library with Your iPhone or iPad

You can keep a lot of music and videos on your Mac because it likely has a larger storage capacity than your iPhone or iPad. Fortunately, you can …

How to Write Brilliant Blog Posts: 5 Tips from Psychology

<i>This is a guest contribution from Ellen Jackson of Potential Psychology.</i><p>Are you ready to rock a brilliant blog post? Do you want to write faster, …

10 Easy Ways You Can Practice Mindfulness

Have you ever wondered what it means to live in the present? Aren't we all here, now, in the present?<p>Technically, yes, but for so many of us, we are only 10 percent here.<p>We are really living in our minds. We exist from day-to-day in a dream-like state where we're not really connected to the world …

12 of Barack Obama's Sweetest Moments with First Lady Michelle Obama

When your job is to run the most powerful country in the world, it can't be easy to work in time for romance. And yet President Barack Obama managed …

Michelle Obama