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Ex-ESPN Reporter Ed Werder Cries the Whitest Male Tears Over Sports Illustrated Job Posting

Ex-ESPN reporter Ed Werder is a white man. As both a sports reporter and a white man, Werder, and all those like him, make up some 90 percent of …

Sports Media

Don't Buy This: You Don't Need Drano, Windex or Other Brand Name Cleaning Products

Making your own cleaners is cheap, easy, and better for the environment.<p>Cleaning your place is no fun, but even worse is knowing you're getting ripped off for the products you use to make the bathroom mirror sparkle and the kitchen sink shine. The average person drops around $500 on cleaning …

Nonprofits

Civil Rights Historians tell little known story of WWII vet

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hours after leaving military service behind in 1946, a decorated African-American World War II veteran still wearing his uniform was removed from a Greyhound bus while heading home, beaten by a white South Carolina police chief and left permanently blind.<p>Sgt. Isaac Woodard's …

Black History

You Can Watch 99 Hours of Free Online Photography Classes from the School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Here’s something photo-related you can do over the long Memorial Day weekend coming up. The School of Visual Arts in New York City has 99 hours of …

Photography

All the live TV streaming services compared: Which has the best channel lineup?

With the runaway popularity of on-demand streaming video services like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video and Hulu, more people are deciding to stop paying for cable TV. But just because you cut the cord doesn't mean you have to give up live TV.<p>Right now five major services offer live TV steamed over …

Sling TV

This Is the Secret to the Best Shrimp Boil Ever

The easy, fun, one-pot feast known as a Shrimp Boil would benefit from a more precise and descriptive name. Sure, it features fresh shrimp, but the …

Seafood

These 50 Keto Recipes Will Have You Wondering Why You Didn't Start Your Diet Sooner

By now you've probably heard all about the high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet. Transitioning to a full-time keto diet may be difficult for the first few weeks as your body becomes acclimated to using fat instead of glucose as its main energy source. We know transitioning to any diet can be …

Healthy Eating

Ten Things To Remove From Your Resume -- Immediately

Dear Liz,<p>I was contacted two weeks ago by a headhunter, “Adam.” He wanted to talk to me about a job opening he’s working on with a well-known employer in our town.<p>I talked to Adam by phone and then I sent him my resume. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out. Adam told me a few days later that the …

I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>6 min read<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t know how I was going to pay the rent, let alone eat. …

Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

"In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery," write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), "the nation needs an intervention."<p>This new report, titled <i>Teaching Hard History: American Slavery</i>, is meant to be that intervention: a resource …

Black History

5 Strong Stocks to Buy for an American Infrastructure Boom

If the federal government can pass something as rancorous and partisan as the Republicans’ tax law, then a bill that can garner bipartisan support …

Types Of Work That Will Not Qualify For 20% Deduction - Some Devilish Details

The 20% deduction for those of us with qualified trade or business income (Section 199A) is, in my neck of the woods, the most exciting provision of what was called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (I think I will stick with TCJA since “Act to provided for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of …

darktable Brings Its Free, Open Source Lightroom Alternative to Windows

If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Lightroom for managing and processing your raw photos, there’s some good news: the free and open …

Watch Out for These Cryptocurrency Scams

Before you take the plunge into buying Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, know the risks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you've probably heard a little something about a digital currency called Bitcoin. The …

Trump careens off script on Russia after Putin meeting

After a week of delicate diplomacy in Asia, the president again dismissed Russian election meddling and lashed out at critics on Twitter.<p>DANANG, Vietnam — President Donald Trump stayed on script for more than a week as he crisscrossed Asia — and then Russian President Vladimir Putin showed up.<p>After …

Donald Trump

Yale study discovers how very low calorie diets could reverse type 2 diabetes

For some time there have been claims that not only can type 2 diabetes be controlled by diet, but it can also be reversed, effectively curing the …

Stranger Things: The heartbreaking detail you probably missed in season 2

By now, you've most likely finished the second season of <i>Stranger Things</i> which was unveiled on Netflix last month<p>While the nine-episode follow-up to …

TV

Peruvian Grilled Chicken: A Spicy, Succulent Delight

Spit-grilled chicken (pollo a la brasa) is popular all over Latin America. But it’s the Peruvian version that’s best known here in the United States, buoyed by the many restaurants that serve the bird in all its burnished, garlic-scented, drippings-slicked glory. Usually, they serve a spicy, creamy …

Recipes

In China, an e-commerce giant builds the world's biggest delivery drone

JD.com's robot can carry 1 ton of cargo by air.<p>JD.com, also called Jingdong, is China's largest online retailer, with a national distribution network matching the coverage of Amazon in the United States. It'll soon have something its American counterparts doesn't: super-sized delivery …

Gregg Popovich’s speech about white privilege felt like a personal rebuke

But now I’m starting to understand what it means<p><b>White Privilege</b>: (noun). <i>The fact of people with white skin having advantages in society that other</i> …

Ravens anthem singer explains resignation, defends NFL protests

<b>(CNN) —</b> Baltimore Ravens anthem singer and National Guard veteran Joey Odoms resigned this week following the protests and displays of unity staged by NFL players around the country.<p>Odoms, 28, does not feel the players were attempting to disrespect the military or country. Quite the opposite.<p>He …

After a killing driven by hate, family wonders 'How many red flags does it take?'

<b>Tulsa, Oklahoma (CNN) —</b> The family raised so many alerts about their neighbor. Why was nothing done to stop him?<p>They told police about the barrage of racist taunts coming from next door, but the hate persisted. They got a protective order to keep him away, but nothing changed. They complained he …

The best speaker booster apps for iOS and Android

There are plenty of tricks and tips online to increase the volume on your phone without downloading an extra app, but what if those tricks aren’t …

To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now

ROCHESTER — Gail Evans and Marta Ramos have one thing in common: They have each cleaned offices for one of the most innovative, profitable and all-around successful companies in the United States.<p>For Ms. Evans, that meant being a janitor in Building 326 at Eastman Kodak’s campus in Rochester in the …

Tim Cook

Thanks to Defenders, Daredevil's Next Season Will Be Based on This Classic Comic Story

Matthew Murdock is in a strange place by the end of <i>The Defenders</i>, but the final moments of the show—and even actor Charlie Cox—indicate that …

Comics

A China destination of some note: 'Piano Island'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Off the coast of Xiamen in Fujian province, Kulangsu (also known as Gulangyu) is not exactly your average village in southeastern China .<p>First of all, the tiny island, with just 4,000 households, is completely free of cars and bikes, aside from the occasional tourist trolley.<p>Then there's …

Trump appears to back away from cybersecurity effort with Putin

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump appeared to back away Sunday night from an earlier tweet about "forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit" with Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>Sunday morning, Trump, who met for over two hours Friday with Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in …

A proposed new military branch would send US troops to guard the galaxy

<b>(CNN) —</b> The year: 2019. The mission: Send combat forces into space to save the world from potential Star Wars.<p>The crew to get the job done: the United States Space Corps.<p>A Congressional committee is proposing that the US armed forces add a new military branch that would, quite literally, send …

Military

This Animation is a Simple Lesson on Aperture in Photography

If you’re just starting out in photography (or know someone who is), here’s a simple 5-minute animation that provides a crash course on the subject …

Photography