Chisa O'Quinn

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One World Trade Center: how New York tried to rebuild its soul

You see it when you whip over the Brooklyn Bridge, or look downtown crossing Sixth Avenue: eight isosceles triangles of blue glass, taller than anything else on the skyline. One World Trade Center, finally approaching completion after 13 years of trauma and backbiting, has become a familiar, serene …

Negative Emotions Are Key to Well-Being

A client sits before me, seeking help untangling his relationship problems. As a psychotherapist, I strive to be warm, nonjudgmental and encouraging. …

50 Heavyweight Leadership Quotes

Some say leadership is an art. Some say leadership is a science. There were a lot of books written on the topic and a lot of approaches discussed. But there are also simple, yet powerful quotes that pack a punch and make us think about the true meaning of leadership. Here are some that resonated …

Zaha Hadid’s Sleek New Sports Stadium in Tokyo

With her trademark modern style, smooth lines, and bright white open layout, it's no surprise that UK firm Zaha Hadid beat out 10 other finalists to win a contract to design and build a new national stadium for Japan. The 80,000-seat stadium is a key part of Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympic …

A Teen Wrestler's Act Of Kindness Brought A Crowd To Tears

It's not often that a wrestling match ends in tears. But last week, at the Class 3A state high school wrestling championship in St. Paul, Minn., that's exactly what happened.<p>In his weight class' final match, Mitchell McKee, a sophomore from St. Michael Albertville High School, successfully pinned …

9 Ridiculously Simple Things All Women Should Be Doing For Their Health

Like many people, I dread going to the dentist, not because of the threat of pain, or the oddly intimate experience of someone handling the backsides of my teeth. It's the flossing conversation. Invariably I'm asked, "You floss, right?" And invariably, I go pink and stammer some nonsense about …

When Vanilla Was Brown And How We Came To See It As White

Say you know someone, maybe a friend of a friend, who's perfectly pleasant but just sort of lacks any sort of <i>oomph</i>. You don't want to be mean (because, <i>you</i>, unkind? <i>Never</i>), but if you had to describe that person in a really, really honest way, how would you do it?<p>Call the FOF boring? Bland?</i> …

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31 Ways to Have More Fun With Your Boobs Every Day

Your breasts called, and they gave us this itinerary<p>Let’s take a second to appreciate the wonder that is your chest. Seriously. Big or small or in between, your boobs are sexy, functional, and make you look pretty damn great in a bikini. So instead of just coexisting with your girls, why not get to …

WhatsApp 'turned down Google in favour of Facebook'

Google CEO Larry Page reportedly offered to buy WhatsApp in a last-ditch attempt for more than $19 billion, but was turned down<p>Google is reported to have offered to buy WhatsApp in a last-ditch attempt for more than $19 billion, but was refused by the WhatsApp co-founders.<p>Jan Koum and Brian Acton …

Soledad O'Brien On 'Black In America' & Documentarian Steve Crump's Series On 1963

<b>Part One: Soledad O'Brien on 'Black in America.'</b> Soledad O'Brien is an award-winning journalist, documentarian and author. You may remember her as an …

Civil Rights

U.S. bobsled team looks to future

@ SOCHI OLYMPICS<p>KRASNAYA POLYANA , Russia -- After the two-women bobsled competition ended Wednesday and all the places were determined, a wildly …

Bobsled

States Want Kids To Learn A Lot — Maybe Too Much

Jean Leising admits she's no expert on brain development, but she still hopes to do something about the way kids learn.<p>Leising serves in the Indiana state Senate. Last month, she convinced her Senate colleagues to pass a bill that would restore instruction of cursive writing to the state's …

To the (Probably White) Person Who Says It Shouldn’t Be About Race

So, in light of the Michael Dunn verdicts — several guilty counts of attempted murder, but a hung jury on the count of murder in the first degree — …

Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

<b>Note</b>: This dish can be made up to two days ahead. Store the potatoes, meat and sauce separately and reheat before serving. It can all also be frozen, if you prefer. Be sure to thaw everything in the refrigerator before trying to reheat anything, though.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Balsamic-Brown Sugar</b> …

Macy's Salutes Black Style in Celebration of Black History Month

Fashion editor Constance White will appear for Macy’s Black History Month celebrations<p>New York—It’s been a busy few week for Macy’s. There was the …

Black History

America's 55 Best Bourbon Bars - The Bourbon Review

Here at The Bourbon Review, we get asked all the time, “What’s your favorite Bourbon?” It seems our answers never really satisfy folks – mainly …

Tia Norfleet, NASCAR’s First African-American Female Driver

Make room <b>Danica Patrick,</b> there’s a new girl in town<b>. Tia Norfleet</b> was recently licensed as Nascar’s first African-American female driver. She made …

Roseanne Barr

On the Necessity of Giving Your Gift, and Living Your Truth

What brings you the most joy and satisfaction? What do you do that gives you the most pleasure? What is your heart moved to give? What are your hands compelled to produce?<p>I believe that everyone has a unique gift, but I don't mean it in the bestowed-from-on-high sense of the term "gift." God …

Loving Yourself Well

I'm Starting With The Man InThe MirrorI'm Asking Him To ChangeHis WaysAnd No Message Could HaveBeen Any ClearerIf You Wanna Make The WorldA Better PlaceTake A Look At Yourself,And Then Make A Change-- Michael Jackson<p><b>Loving Yourself Well</b><p>Throughout my first book, <i>You Are Not Your Illness</i>, I …

How to Get Yourself Back

One day I was out for a smoothie date with a friend. She's a mom to two young boys, and the youngest wasn't in school yet, which meant she had to be in mom mode all day long. This particular friend was very passionate about many things, loved life and adventure, and enjoyed getting out for some …

Feeling Uncertain Doesn't Make You Weak, Weird or Unqualified

I have two stories to tell you.<p><b>Story Number One</b><p>I was in a bar in New York City, and I was trying to convince a stranger to fly to Buenos Aires. I had never been there, but I knew it was the right place for him.<p>This man told me that his dream was to run a soccer camp for kids in South America. After …

A Missed Diagnosis, A Movement, and a Critical Moment for Women's Health

The patient was 35 years old, African-American and exhibiting all of the symptoms of a heart attack except one. She wasn't a man. Women, to the eyes of this then young cardiology resident, didn't have heart disease. Men -- older men -- did. So I completely missed the diagnosis. The next day she was …

How LED lighting changes the way cities look on film

As major cities like New York and Los Angeles make the switch over to LED lighting, the change is having a somewhat unexpected impact — changing the way these cities look in movies. As Dave Kendricken explains in <i>No Film School</i>, nighttime LA looks completely different under LED lights than it does …

Rose

The Real Faces of HIV/AIDS

To commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day we reached out to those diagnosed with the disease and asked them one question: What has living …

Baton Rouge

A Much More Honest Version Of Those Facebook Anniversary Videos

This week, to coincide with Facebook's 10th anniversary, Facebook made all billion of its users a personalized look-back video. Using its sorta creepy algorithms, Facebook picked out 15 images and moments from each user's Facebook history to feature and set them to music. You can see your own by …