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A Sociologist Examines the “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism

In more than twenty years of running diversity-training and cultural-competency workshops for American companies, the academic and educator Robin DiAngelo has noticed that white people are sensationally, histrionically bad at discussing racism. Like waves on sand, their reactions form predictable …

Race & Ethnicity

The best kids' books, age-by-age

Head to your local library and check out some of our favorite kid titles. These mom-tested books are guaranteed to please your budding bookworm!<p><b>Baby</b><i><br>The Going-To-Bed Book</i> by Sandra Boynton<i><br>Good Night Moon</i> by Margaret Wise Brown<i><br>Dear Zoo</i> by Rod Campbell<i><br>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i> by Eric</i> …

Kids

17 Packable Lunch Ideas That'll Actually Fill You Up

From pasta salads, to above-average sandwiches, to Buddha bowls.

Beware the ‘mother of all credit bubbles’

Let’s recall those heady days of 2006 when home prices were rising 10, 15, even 20 percent a year, allowing millions of homeowners to refinance mortgages and collectively take out more than $300 billion in cash from the increased value of their properties. Some spent the money on furniture, …

Credit Card Debt

A real life 'House of Cards': a fast-tracked reporter, her source and their illicit romance

Reporter Ali Watkins, age 22, made an immediate imprint on Washington journalism in 2014, helping McClatchy News win Pulitzer honors for an insider …

How The Bond Market Reliably Signals Recessions

The bond market is about double the size of the stock market, with a far greater trading volume, and can have some predictive power for stocks. This is because government bonds are typically in tune with the broader economy and interest rates. Currently, the bond market is sending some negative …

Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change right now

On the Internet, the devil’s in the defaults.<p>You’re not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably haven’t even looked for your privacy settings. And that’s exactly what Facebook, Google and other tech giants are counting on.<p>They tout we’re “in control” of our …

Apps

‘The End of the World Will Start Here in Manbij’

About six miles north of the Syrian city Manbij is a town near the Turkish border called Dadat, which has been ruled by multiple occupiers since 2012. Atop one hill, the armed fighters of the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces, or S.D.F., crouch within bunkers and behind earthen walls. …

18 bedding products with a cult following—and why they're worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>I have a secret to …

Shopping

How Putin's Russia Became Mafia Heaven

Inside the long, strange story of organized crime taking over the former Soviet Union—and how Russia tamed it only to unleash it on the West.<p>Mark Galeotti has been interested in all things Russia as far back as he can remember. The British-born author and expert on international crime, who writes …

The Mysterious Tale of a Powerful American Businessman, Three Sanctioned Iranians and an Imprisonment in Tehran

On May 13, 2012, Afsaneh Azadeh, an Iranian-American living in Dubai, touched down at Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran. Azadeh, who had returned to Iran to help her elderly mother convalesce from cataract surgery, tried to visit Tehran frequently, despite a punishing work schedule. At …

New book offers hilarious and poignant take on motherhood

"Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words" (Harper Perennial), by Kimberly Harrington<p>Motherhood is nothing if not a roller coaster of emotions, and a new book on the topic captures the wild ride perfectly.<p>"Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words" by Kimberly Harrington careens …

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

The Mexican Mafia and the Conspiracy Behind the Tati Torrez Prison Murder

A rookie FBI agent spent a decade investigating the conspiracy around the murder of Manuel “Tati” Torrez, a high-ranking member of the notorious …

One way to get retirement income for the rest of your life

<i>I often hear people who want monthly payments in retirement refer to immediate annuities. Can you tell me what an immediate annuity is and how it works? -- Susan</i><p>Winston Churchill once described Russia as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." Well, many people feel the same is true of …

Retirement

Top Sunday roasts in London

Choose from many delicious options, from a traditional meat-filled roast dinner, to a mouth-watering vegetarian Sunday lunch.<p>Best for traditional …

The peak-end rule: Why you make terrible life choices

It’s New Year’s Eve. There I am on the dance floor – it’s teeming with people and there’s hardly space to breathe. Loud thumping music pierces my …

Rescue on the Killer Mountain

It was already late—just one hour before sunset on January 25, 2018—and they had yet to reach the summit. The shadows of the high Himalayan peaks were growing longer every second, covering the surrounding valleys with a dark veil and turning the air so cold that every breath became painful. …

4 steps to getting anything you want in life

“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more …

Self-improvement

How Syria Came to This

A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering<p>Seven years of horrific twists and turns in the Syrian Civil War make it hard to remember that it all started with a little graffiti.<p>In March 2011, four children in the southern city of Der’a …

What I Learned About Working Parenthood After My Kids Grew Up

There are so many articles about the challenges and stresses of being a working parent. But this is an article about joy.<p>Let me just, for a moment, shine a light on the pleasures that await you once your kids have grown up and left home – it comes faster than you think.<p>You’ve probably heard of the …

Parenting

These 'miracle' 2-ingredient bagels are surprisingly delicious

Starting a diet often means forgoing some of your favorite foods, like salty snacks, sweets and foods high in carbohydrates.<p>But does that really mean saying bye bye to all bread? Not necessarily. Whole grains like rye are known for being highly nutritious but, depending on the diet, there are other …

This Healthy Kung Pao Chicken Comes Together in 20 Minutes

Looking for an easy dinner that really packs a punch? Kung pao chicken is your best bet. But before you place an order at your local takeout joint, …

Food & Dining

Paris is a city that a lot of tourists do wrong—here’s how to get it right

There is perhaps no city more idealized, and more written about, than Paris. And yet, for tourists and travelers embarking on their first visit, there is also no city that’s easier to get wrong.<p>The Louvre, Ladurée, Champ de Mars, the Eiffel Tower—newcomers are often torn between all the sights to …

Christopher Steele's Other Report: A Murder In Washington

The author of the famous Trump dossier provided a secret report to the FBI asserting that RT founder Mikhail Lesin was bludgeoned to death by thugs hired by an oligarch close to Putin. Three other sources independently told the FBI the same basic story, contradicting the government’s finding that …

40 Questions To Ask A Mentor

Imagine you approached someone you admired, and boldly asked that person to mentor you. And the answer was “Yes!” But a year into the relationship, those monthly mentoring sessions might not invigorate you like they used to, and aren’t quite as energizing for the mentor, either.<p>Have conversations …

Project Management

£2bn bond fund manager: 'Our economics degrees have been totally useless'

Bond investors have enjoyed share-like returns with less risk over the past decade. But interest rate rises in Britain and America pose a threat to bond prices as cash becomes a more attractive alternative.<p>In anticipation, many bond fund managers are focusing on “short-duration” bonds, which are …

Don’t deny the link between poverty and single parenthood

By Robert J. Samuelson<p>Columnist<p>Anyone who has raised children knows that it’s a messy, trial-and-error process, with an emphasis on “error.” It’s hard enough to do well with two parents, a reasonably stable and sane marriage and a reliable income. When there’s only one parent with a meager income, …

Swamp thing

The vice president’s trusted chief of staff is young, handsome, talented and rich. He’s also got some skeletons.<p>1. ‘I Am Not a Liar’<p>THE CHAOS IN THE WHITE HOUSE was threatening Mike Pence’s chances of ever becoming president, and that was unacceptable. It was the spring of 2017. Special counsel …

Donald Trump