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History of the Underground Railroad: Sydney Howard Gay's Record of Fugitives.

Due to the danger inherent in working with fugitives from slavery, many people who assisted runaways in their escapes either didn't keep records or …

Black History

Why I Facebook Stalk Dead Black Teenagers

The social media feeds of young people of color are auto-obituaries — and a corrective to the news narratives of black lives.<p>All we need now is a name. Nobody waits for a mugshot or allows media outlets to choose a photo of the slain anymore. The name of the victim — so often black, so often …

25 comic books for nerdy newbies to read first

Every comic book nerd has an origin story, and it starts with opening that first book.<p>There are so many titles with so much history, so it's natural …

The Ultimate Guide To Note-Taking [Infographic]

Do you find it difficult to recall what you have learned in lectures or meetings? Why not develop the habit of note-taking?<p>According to the …

9 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive

Spruce up your home decor without draining your wallet<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without …

Interior Design

​The Hidden Language of Hospital Nurses

Passing a blunt doesn't mean what you think it does, and you should be worried if a nurse talks to you about "pillow therapy."<p><i>In</i> The Hidden Language<i>, Nat Towsen interviews an insider of a particular subculture in order to examine the terms and phrases created by that subculture to serve its own</i> …

Missouri Executes Inmate for 1998 Killing Over Child Support

A Missouri inmate was executed Tuesday night for killing a man in a fit of rage over child support payments 16 years ago.<p>Andre Cole, 52, became the third convicted killer put to death this year in Missouri. His fate was sealed after the U.S. Supreme Court turned down several appeals, including one …

Obama backs ban on 'conversion' therapy for gay, transgender youth

President Barack Obama is calling for an end to psychiatric therapy treatments aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay, lesbian and transgender youth.<p>The move comes in response to an online petition posted on the White House website following the death of 17-year-old …

13 Reasons To Have Sex With Your Spouse Every Night

When life gets busy, one of the first things to go in a relationship is sex. Couples are too tired, too full, too stressed, too distracted. Simply put: not in the mood.<p>We get it -- there are a million and one legitimate reasons not to have sex tonight, tomorrow or the day after that. But there are …

Southern Wedding Traditions

There are certain rituals you've come to expect at weddings — the white dress, a tiered cake, and heartfelt vows. But if you head to the South, you may also encounter a few of these beloved Southern wedding traditions.<p><b>Bury the Bourbon Bottle</b><p>If you spot a soon-to-be bride and groom sneaking up to …

This Car That Splits Into Two Motorcycles Is A Great Terrible Idea

Plenty of people have terrible ideas, but few people are bold enough to come up with a great terrible idea. I think Mark Wilson's …

Auto Shows

9 Reasons Guys Love Giving You Oral

One man wants to set the record straight about giving back in bed<p>It has come to my attention that there is a terrible rumor going around about men: that we're selfish in bed. Hey, I'll admit, there's not a man I know who will decline oral sex from a woman he fancies. I mean, it's a blowjob! It's …

HTC One M9 and Galaxy S6 pre-orders kick off: which are you buying?

The time has come for many smartphone fans around the world to choose which device they’ll pick up next – the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the HTC One M9. Both devices are now up for pre-order on most U.S. carriers, so tell us, which one will you choose?<p><b>Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge</b><p>Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and …