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New Photo Series Celebrates Black Women Who Are 'Beyond Classically Beautiful'

A few months ago, in the wake of Alessandra Stanley's tone-deaf and racist <i>New York Times</i> review of Shonda Rhimes' <i>How to Get Away With Murder</i>, journalist and fashion blogger Abi Ishola posted a photo of herself to Twitter with the trending hashtag #lessclassicallybeautiful—a reclamation of how …

Women of Color

What Black Women Wish We Didn't Have in Common With Serena Williams

I love Serena Williams.<p>She's bold.<p>She's beautiful.<p>And she's pretty much the best in the world at what she does.<p>But like most Black women, being the best doesn't mean she's paid like it.<p>Last year, Maria Sharapova, someone Serena has beaten 17 times in a row, someone who in fact, hasn't won a match …

HANNAH: A Magazine Celebrating Black Women

Qimmah Saafir founded her magazine HANNAH (now funding on Kickstarter) not purely from passion, but also necessity. Saafir believes that, while a narrative around black women exists, it's not diverse, wholly inclusive or voiced by the women themselves. Pragmatically and thoughtfully, she has taken …

'Essence' magazine launches beauty subscription box for black women

The list of beauty and fashion subscriptions boxes available may appear endless. From Birchbox to Glossybox to Ipsy, you can order beauty samples and …

Fight the Power: 10 Black Women Activists in the Diaspora You Need to Know

<b>by Jaimee A. Swift</b><p>Irrespective of time, space, age or locale, Black women in the African Diaspora are actively advocating for and discussing the …

Africa

How to Identify Your Strengths

How often have you gotten a compliment on your creativity or your patience or your resilience, only to wave it off, assuming that these strengths …

Cupcakes

20 Questions That Could Change Your Life

Finding the answers starts with posing the right questions—and Martha Beck has 20 to get you started.

Raspberry Iced Tea Recipe

Recipes

Pema Chödrön: Do You Secretly Feel Like a Failure?

There is a lot of emphasis on succeeding. And whether we buy the hype or not, we all want to succeed, especially if you consider success to mean, "it …

How to Go On—Even When You're Really, <i>Really</i> Sad

Elizabeth Swados describes her journey into darkness—and back to life—in this excerpt from her tender, funny, heartbreaking graphic novel My …

Illustration

What to Do When You Feel Invisible

When you find yourself in any situation where you feel invisible, ask yourself what has happened, and what you are <i>really</i> feeling: left out at social …

The Easiest Way to Find Out Who You Are, Were and Someday Want to Be

The most revealing story I've written is also the shortest. Here is "Memoir" in full: "Just once in my life—oh, when have I ever wanted anything just …

Kale, Chickpea and Tomato Stew Recipe

<b>Serves 4</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>4 Tbsp. olive oil, divided<p>1 medium onion, cut into eighths<p>1 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, divided<p>6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced<p>1/4 tsp. …

Recipes

Whole Roasted Red Snapper

Ingredient List<p>2 teaspoons fennel seeds<br>• 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 1 fennel bulb (3/4 pound), very thinly sliced<br>• 1 small white onion, diced (1 …

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10 Beautiful Images of the Khoisan People of Southern Africa, From Whom All Modern Humans Descended

The Khoisan people are an indigenous hunter-gatherer people of Southern Africa whose roots are literally ancient. Khoisan are one of the 14 people …

3 Key Things to Consider Before Dyeing Natural Hair

<i>by Kelsey (pictured above) of Lifewithcoco2</i><p>If you’re anything like me, then you loveeee hair color! Ive changed my hair color 7 times since Ive been …

The 15 Best Places for Open Mic in New York City

1. Sidewalk Bar & Restaurant<p>7.8<p>94 Avenue A (at E 6th St), New York, NY<p>Café · Alphabet City · 155 tips and reviews<p>Open Mic Nights are great!<p>Their …

6 Ways to Make the Furniture in Your Rental Look More "Built-In"

As a renter, sometimes you're fortunate enough to rent a place with built-in character. But in many cases, you're left with blank, rectangular boxes …

The Art of the Portrait: My Journey to 100 Portraits in 100 Days

As a junior in high school in 1997, when I was deciding which path I wanted to go down, fine arts or photography, things were pretty simple. Did I …

18 Gorgeous Beach Camping Spots You Can't Miss

Photo by Karyna Wilkerson, an Explorer for The Outbound<p>You can't beat a day at the beach in the summertime. Actually, you can. Spend the night at one of these beautiful beaches, wake up to sound of crashing waves, and you'll know exactly what we mean.<p>1. Assateague Island<p>Maryland | Car Camping | …

7 Common Travel Questions -- Answered

<i>Dan DeLuca / Flickr</i><p>Traveling is stressful. Planning a vacation can be a cumbersome endeavor and overlooking some details is inevitable. But while you may be busy thinking about more exciting stuff like what to pack and what sights you'll see, you also have to consider the logistics for things like …

Going up? Space elevator could zoom astronauts into Earth's stratosphere

Canadian space firm granted US and UK patents for elevator designed to take astronauts 20km (12 miles) above Earth so they can then be propelled into space<p>A Canadian space firm is one step closer to revolutionizing space travel with a simple idea – instead of taking a rocket ship, why not take a …

Space Travel

Articles about these old houses 5 renovations blend old and new on Dwell.com - Dwell

Danish design impresario Jens Martin Skibsted works with architect Jürgen Mayer H to update a Norwegian-style, 19th-century home...<p>The Commodore Hotel in Astoria, Oregon (population 10,000) is not exactly conveniently located, tucked away near the ocean's edge...<p>One of the best parts of working at …

San Francisco

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

23 places you should visit in 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel this year.

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …