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3 Types of Burnout, According to Psychologists (and Signs You're Headed For Trouble)

Be aware of the signs so that you can catch them early.<p>You're working hard and hustling to build a career you love. But you're also tired, stressed, and feeling cynical about the future.<p>Could you be burned out?<p>Burnout refers to a collection of different physical, emotional, and mental reactions …

Burnout

Tina Knowles Worried Coachella Wouldn’t ‘Get’ Beyoncé’s Set

This weekend, Beyoncé treated the citizens of Earth to a performance that, like the Big Bang before it, expanded and reshaped the entire universe. …

MHP Roundtable: How Beyoncé's Coachella Performance Changed the Game Forever

What are brown girl dreams made of? What visions fill the mind of a black woman at rest—not tossing fitfully after a day of poorly paid labor, exhausted from unrequited love and unacknowledged contributions as she anticipates waking to another day of giving too much and receiving too little? How …

How to Stay Mentally Strong When You're Dealing With a Psychopath at Work

Working alongside a toxic person will take a toll on your psychological well-being. These strategies can reduce the damage.<p>When people think of a psychopath, they often conjure up images of serial killers. And while most serial killers likely are psychopaths, many more psychopaths aren't murderers. …

Psychology

It's official: The Obamas have their first fellows. They're impressive, to say the least.

Michelle and Barack Obama have always been dedicated to public service and diversity, and their foundation's new fellowship program is indicative of …

Please Stop Saying These 7 Seriously Overused Words and Phrases All Day

Word? Really? These words and phrases need to be sent into permanent retirement<p>What we say in the office matters. In conversations during a meeting, talking to clients--there's always a balance between sounding like you know what you're talking about, picking up on trendy words, and avoiding the …

U.S. Congress

Anti-Abortion Leader Emerges As White Nationalist

The Dallas Morning News and anti-abortion groups are distancing themselves from Kristen Hatten.<p>Anti-abortion groups are distancing themselves from a prominent writer, activist and thought leader in the movement who has leaned into white nationalism since Donald Trump’s election.<p>Kristen Walker …

How Do You Know If A Headache Is Serious? This Is What To Look For

There are headaches and, as any migraine sufferer will tell you, there are <i>headaches.</i> But headaches seem so common that, even if they're painful, most …

Can’t Tell Whether It’s Anxiety Or Depression? Ask Yourself These 7 Questions

It's VERY important to understand the difference.<p>Sleeplessness, irritability, d-r-a-m-a with your moods, and a Debbie Downer view of the future: These are all things that could be symptoms of either anxiety or depression.<p>Which begs the question: How are you even supposed to know which one is …

Black Mothers Share the Devastating Impact of Racism in Maternal Health Care

In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, four Black women share their pregnancy and childbirth experiences to highlight the lasting impact of the racism and trauma Black women too often face when entering motherhood.<p>When advocates and the media talk about Black maternal health, they often go …

Pregnancy

I Don’t Trust White People in ‘Black’ Spaces. I Don’t Call the Cops on Them, but Perhaps I Should

Back when I was a high school English teacher, I had a white female colleague (“Katie”) who not only dated black men but was also one of those white …

Beyoncé knew Coachella’s white audience wouldn’t understand her set. That’s why she did it.

Tina Knowles-Lawson: Beyoncé wants to do “what’s best for the world and not what is most popular.”<p>As Beyoncé herself reminded the crowd during her historic Coachella performance last Saturday, she is the first black woman to headline the music festival. (“Ain’t that about a bitch?” she added, with …

Why Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Books

Jhene Aiko Skin Routine Revealed | Essence.com

When confronted with picture-perfect selfies of Jhené Aiko’s poreless, glowing skin on Instagram, it’s hard to believe that the R&B songbird is …

Skin Care

Chanel Iman And New York Giants Star Sterling Shepard Are Married

Chanel Iman is a married woman!<p>On the eve of the 90th annual Academy Awards, the gorgeous supermodel and New York Giants wide receiver Sterling …

yorkgiants

Danai Gurira's Gorgeous 2018 Oscars Hairstyle Was Inspired By African Ancestral Tribal Art

When it comes to bold beauty actress Danai Gurira is known for her buzz cut hairstyle; which she often rocks with a beautifully-detailed design cut …

Red Carpet

Michelle Obama Meeting The Little Girl Who Couldn’t Stop Looking At Her Portrait Will Move You To Tears

We already knew our forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama was amazing, but her latest social media share is giving us all the feels.<p>Last week, an image of a …

Michelle Obama

Video Recap: Here's An Exclusive Look At The 11th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards Red Carpet

The 2018 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards was a non-stop lovefest in honor of all the extraordinary ladies who continue to represent …

Red Carpet

EXCLUSIVE: Chloe And Halle's Characters Face The Realities Of Dating In New 'Grown-ish' Clip

Dating and colorism collide in the upcoming episode of <i>Grown-ish</i>, "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp.''<p>Chloe and Halle's Jazz and Sky Forster are having a …

Women of Color

5 Beauty Secrets You Can Steal From ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

<i>RuPaul’s Drag Race</i> is, arguably, one of the best reality shows on TV. Drama? Check. Fierce sashays down the catwalk? Double Check. Snatched makeup, …

RuPaul's Drag Race

The Secret To Poppin’ Curls Is A Spice You Can Find In Your Kitchen

On your journey to embracing your natural hair, you know that to achieve the perfect twist-out, stretched afro and well-defined curls requires using …

Hair Care

Zazie Beetz Is Adjusting To Fame As 'Atlanta' Season 2 Returns

Zazie Beetz's anonymity is a wrap.<p>Ever since folks fell in love with the FX comedy <i>Atlanta,</i> on which she co-stars as the beloved character Van, she …

Donald Glover

Solange Named Harvard's Artist Of The Year

Solange Knowles has been named Harvard's Artist of the Year.<p>The singer's year had a great start with Solange taking home the Grammy for Best R&B …

Music

Destiny's Child Released Their First Album 20 Years Ago

Before Beyonce became one of the most influential artists of her era, she was the lead vocalist of a four-person girl group called Destiny’s Child. …

Music

Amazon Just Launched A New Beauty Shop For All Your Natural Hair Care Needs

<i>Textures & Hues</i>, Amazon’s latest curated shop recently launched on the commerce platform and we couldn't be more excited. If you're not familiar,</i> …

Hair Care

5 Reasons 'Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story Of Black Colleges And Universities' Is A Must See

The rich legacy of the nation's more than 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) —one that began before slavery ended— is being …

Black History

Everyone loves Shuri: The history and importance of Marvel’s teenage tech genius

<i>This story contains spoilers for “Black Panther.”</i><p>Growing up, I loved comics and read plenty of them – but I didn’t learn about Shuri, T’Challa’s …

How Christian Slaveholders Used the Bible to Justify Slavery

<i>During the period of American slavery, how did slaveholders manage to balance their religious beliefs with the cruel facts of the “peculiar</i> …

Black History

A Toddler Adorably Recited the Names of Influential Black Leaders, and We've Melted

Two-year-old Serenity may look like your average toddler, but she's about to school you in the cutest way. The little girl, who has memorized the names of influential black leaders and figures — such as Rosa Parks and Thurgood Marshall — with the help of her mom, Miriam Moore, got in front of the …

Black History