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Be careful how far you push me away, I may end up liking it there. Yep I actually do like it here, best thing that ever happened for my own …

Vegetable Rice Cutlet

A great way to use up any leftover rice, this cutlet made with vegetables and rice is a delicious variation and make a tasty evening snack or an …

Spices

20 Cannes Films to Watch For

From Kristen Stewart’s fashion ghost to Shia LaBeouf’s road trip, these are the titles on the Croisette that already have our attention.<p>Despite a heavy police presence amid fears of terrorism and a forecast of many rainy days, the 2016 Cannes Film Festival gets underway on May 11, with an …

Mad Max

University Expels 2, Suspends 1 Accused of Lying About 'Racial Attack'

Two New York college students were expelled and a third was suspended for two years after they allegedly lied about a supposed racially motivated incident aboard an Albany bus, the university’s president said Thursday.<p>The expulsions and suspension comes one day after State University of New York at …

Codes of Conduct

SAG Awards 2016 Red Carpet: See the Best Hair and Makeup Looks Up Close

And we're back! Awards season is officially in full swing—and tonight we've got a look at the best hair and makeup moments from the 2016 SAG Awards (a.k.a. the Screen Actors Guild Awards).<p>Now, if you're not an entertainment junkie or part of the film industry, you might not be totally plugged in to …

Why The House Lawsuit Over Cost Sharing Reductions Might Win But Won't Kill Obamacare

Perhaps the most serious remaining legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act is the lawsuit brought by the House of Representatives challenging the use of money from the federal treasury to pay for “cost sharing reductions.” The suit, captioned <i>House v. Burwell</i>, is now pending in the United States …

Health Care

An analyst figured out how to get around the biggest problem with online dating — and meet the dates she actually wanted

On one date, the guy ordered the most expensive menu items at a restaurant then left her with the bill, Webb describes in her book, "Data: A Love Story." Webb also talks about her experiences in a TED talk.<p>One of the problems Webb found with online dating was that she and her matches weren't …

Shaq Surprises Florida Cop for Pickup Game With Kids After Viral Hoops Video

A Florida cop's heartwarming response to a noise complaint about kids playing basketball proved to be a slam dunk with someone who knows a thing or two about the game.<p>NBA all-star Shaquille O'Neal was among more than 14 million people who viewed video of Gainesville Police Officer Bobby White …

Viral

Shocking Number of Pregnant Women Prescribed Opioids, Babies Born with NAS

A new report links the amount of women prescribed opioids during pregnancy to the rise in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).<p>There's been an increase in prescribed opioid use among women during pregnancy, and it's probably contributed to the rise in neonatal abstinence syndrome, according to a new …

Cleveland police officer under investigation for Facebook post attacking Tamir Rice’s mother

A Cleveland school police officer has been placed on administrative leave after he posted a series of inflammatory statements on Facebook that referred to Tamir Rice’s mother as a “stupid b**ch.”<p>Matthew Cicero, who has worked as a Cleveland Metropolitan School District resource officer for five …

Special Education

Las Vegas police fatally shoot suspect holding a cellphone mistaken for a gun

A man who was fatally shot by Las Vegas police while holding a cellphone that was mistaken for a gun had recently been convicted of multiple crimes in Arizona, his attorney said on Saturday.<p>Brad Reinhart last had contact with his client, Keith Childress Jr, 23, last month when a jury was set to …

Crime

These Black Women Died In Police Encounters, And May Never Get Justice

This is why we must say their names.<p>In all likelihood, Sandra Bland would still be alive today if she’d been a white woman.<p>Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said this himself in 2015, shortly after it was announced there would be no indictments regarding Bland’s death in a Texas jail …

Black women are already superheroes

So while all women in games are subject to staid metrics of desirability, black women have their blackness negotiated in a way that assumes blackness …

28 Pieces From 2015 That Should Be Required Reading For Women

Add these to your list, stat.<p>If eyes are a window into the soul, writing is a window into an author's mind. And very often, that mind is dizzyingly interesting and contains insights about our world that we didn't quite know how to articulate on our own.<p>In a media landscape filled with tweets and …

Why women are smarter than men

Trying to compare intelligence and gender doesn't typically yield much in the way of productive discussion, but sometimes research comes along that's worth opening this particular can of worms.<p>Decades of research show unequivocally that men and women are equal in general intelligence (IQ), but that …

Emotional Intelligence

Tinashe: Racism Holds Back Black Women in Entertainment Industry

Observations like Tinashe’s most recent in an xoNecole profile are so categorically obvious that it’s frustrating that they must be said time and …

Five Ways to Tame your Anger

“Anger is the wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.” ~ Bodie Thoene We’ve all experienced moments of intense anger against someone or a …

Spirituality

11 Tips For Managing Anger- Dealing And Coping With Anger

<b>You're only hurting yourself</b><p>The thing with anger is, although you can temporary hurt or upset other people's feelings in the long term if you're …

4 Actual Excuses For Racism So Dumb That Nobody Is Buying Them

It's all fun and racism until you get caught.<p>It used to be, you could hang up your Confederate flag and noose on the garage and you'd only get the neighbors talking.<p>Nowadays, the whole Internet knows. And when you go viral, you're faced with a decision: Own up to your egregious racism, or come up …

Rights & Freedoms

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Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

Top 10

My Goals Are More Important Than My Fears: A Message to Women Entrepreneurs

Dear women entrepreneurs,<p>Once I finally realized that my goals were more important than my fears, everything changed.<p>I'd spent so long people pleasing, so long wearing the persona of introversion and staunch professionalism, and so long playing safe to avoid judgement, that I had been crippling my …

61-Year-Old Pastor Marries 19-Year-Old Pregnant Girlfriend With His Wife’s Blessing

“I live in a polygamous relationship and I’m very happy. I think my husband taking a second wife is a huge blessing to our family,” says Belinda, whose 61-year-old husband, Thom, recently “spiritually” married and is expecting a child with 19-year-old, Reba. “I told Thom that I was OK with it and …

Police send Christmas cards to wives and girlfriends of suspected criminals

The cards are hoped to shock them into action, so they hand over crucial evidence to the force<p>A police force is sending Christmas cards to the wives and girlfriends of men suspected of gun crime.<p>It is hoped that these cards will spur them on to hand over crucial evidence to the police.<p>The …

6 Surprising Foods and Drinks You Should Never Eat Together

Some foods play really well together. Take these 13 health-boosting food combos, for example. Their chemical compounds merge to create a turbo-charged nutritional symbiosis. It's a beautiful and tasty thing. Other foods, however, don't play so nice together—we're talking combos that leave you …

Jacksonville, Florida, Police Shoot Black Teen Carrying Airsoft Gun

A black teen carrying an Airsoft gun was shot by police in Jacksonville, Florida, on Friday night after an officer mistook the 14-year-old's BB gun for a real weapon. The boy suffered a non-life-threatening injury to the leg.<p>Officers were called to a Jacksonville woman's house just after 11 p.m. …

Guns

Mississippi man charged with murdering two policemen found dead in jail | Reuters

(Reuters) - A Mississippi man charged with shooting and killing two police officers in May was found unresponsive in his jail cell and later was pronounced dead, a sheriff’s office official said on Saturday.<p>Marvin Banks, 29, is shown in this undated police handout photo provided by the Hattiesburg …

Crime

Oklahoma Ex-Cop Convicted Of Serial Rape

Daniel Holtzclaw faces a possible sentence of life imprisonment.<p>Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer who was accused of sexually assaulting 13 black women while on duty, was found guilty of rape and sexual battery on Thursday.<p>An all-white jury that deliberated for more than 45 …

Justice