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#BlackOctober Reading List: The Russian Revolution and the African Diaspora

The Black October reading list is an invitation to think about the centennial of the Russian Revolution through the rich and expansive entanglements …

Different Types Of Meditation Change Different Areas Of The Brain, Study Finds

There’s been a lot of discussion about what kinds of mental activities are actually capable of changing the brain. Some promises of bolstered IQ and enhanced brain function via specially-designed “brain games” have fizzled out. Meanwhile, meditation and mindfulness training have accumulated some …

Meditation

Trump Has Quietly Accomplished More Than It Appears

The chaos, legislative fumbling, and legal jeopardy should not obscure the ways that the administration is remaking federal policy in consequential ways.<p>Imagine, if you will, that there is a shadow government.<p>The actual government, the administration of Donald Trump, is coming off the worst week of …

Trump Administration

White flight from reality: Inside the racist panic that fueled Donald Trump’s victory

<b>Trump supporters at a campaign rally (Getty/Joe Raedle)</b><p>I live in a fly-over Indiana town. I assure you Donald Trump’s economic policies didn’t win him this election<p>David Masciotra<p>November 12, 2016 1:00pm (UTC)<p>The mask of white civility hides the face of a monster. In her 2016 book "White Rage: The …

Race & Ethnicity

‘Hillary Clinton didn’t fail us. We failed her’

Sarah Churchwell examines the myths, stories and misogyny surrounding American women and power<p>• ‘We are witnessing the politics of humiliation’ – Siri Hustvedt, Joyce Carol Oates and more on the US election<p>For 240 years, America has toyed with the idea of a woman becoming president. This year, for …

Blackface on College Campuses Isn't About Freedom of Speech; It's About White Supremacy

It’s Halloween, so put on your seat belts, brothers and sisters, and get ready for an onslaught of racist Halloween costumes coming from white …

The Best Documentaries On Netflix Streaming Right Now

<b>Last Updated: August 6th</b><p>Streaming video is the best thing that’s ever happened to documentaries. People who would never have paid for a ticket to a theatrical nonfiction film are now, thanks to Netflix’s robust selection, scarfing down the stuff by the barrel. But where to start among the masses? …

Making a Murderer

Here's how Philando Castile was described by the school district he worked for

In a statement released on Thursday afternoon, St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Valeria Silva described Castile as "one of our own."<p>"I am deeply sorry for his family and for their loss," the statement read. "He's worked in SPPS for many years and he graduated from our district, so he was one …

Justice

That’s not how racism works: Newscaster fired for racist remarks claims she’s the victim of racism

<b>Wendy Bell (WTAE)</b><p>A journalist lost her job over comments about “young black men”—now she’s filing a lawsuit<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>June 21, 2016 8:06pm (UTC)<p>Anybody can make idiotic remarks on social media. It's pretty much a rite of Internet passage. But it takes a very special person to make …

Civil Rights

The phone prison – how to stop people filming at gigs

Artists including Alicia Keys and Guns N’ Roses are asking punters to seal their phones in lockable bags in their pockets, which can only be opened after the show. Does this mean grainy concert footage on YouTube is doomed?<p>‘If you haven’t been to a phone-free show, you just don’t know what you’re …

Alicia Keys

Education Alone Will Not Solve Income Inequality

We often reference the “achievement gap” when discussing how certain student groups perform better than others. For instance, low-income students are graduating at a rate of 15 percentage points behind their more affluent peers, according to a recent GradNation report. Or that the graduation rate …

Memory loss in old age breakthrough offers dementia hope, say researchers

Breakthrough linking protein in blood to memory loss raises hopes for dementia treatment, and could be key to keeping people healthy for longer in old age<p>Researchers may have found a way to slow down or prevent memory problems that arise in old age and which can become devastating in patients with …

Dementia

Chris Rock, Isaiah Washington, and Racial Profiling: Why Black People Shouldn’t Have to ‘Adapt’

The comedian has been pulled over three times in seven weeks for, it seems, “driving while black.” Actor Isaiah Washington says Rock should “adapt” …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

The Brain

Dems’ scary electoral future: Why the progressive sales pitch is getting harder

<b>Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Jacquelyn Martin/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Economic data shows that left-leaning parties are better for the middle class—but voters have trouble seeing it<p>Sean McElwee<p>February 16, 2015 3:45pm (UTC)<p>In the run-up to the 2016 election, …

The Four Levels of Intuition

Simone Wright, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Learning to develop and trust our intuitive intelligence is more important now than it ever has been before. According …

The devious paradox of American inequality: How the rich get richer by staying hidden

<b>(romakoma via Shutterstock)</b><p>In the United States, visions of poverty are much more commonplace than extreme wealth. And that’s an issue<p>Henry Grabar<p>January 4, 2015 11:58am (UTC)<p>The southernmost road from Miami Beach to Miami is called the MacArthur Causeway. In good weather, it’s a blissful drive. …

The Best Meditation Retreats in the U.S.

You don’t have to journey to an exotic ashram in India a la <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> for an exclusive, life-changing meditation retreat. Whether you’re traveling solo, want to reconnect as a couple, or take an unforgettable trip with friends, some incredible resorts and getaways in the States are geared to …

21 Cocktails You Can Totally Pretend Are Healthy

Because drinking your vegetables still counts for something, right?

29 Meat-Free Meals You Can Make Without Your Stove

It's. Just. Too. Hot.

Black Raspberries and 11 Berry Good Ways to Use Them

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more. This post was brought to you by our friends at Evolution Fresh, who like fresh, flavorful ingredients as much as we do.</i><p><i>Today: A berry so dark, it’s empty inside.</i><p>Black raspberries are …

Strawberry Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Everyone in my family is in love with my Strawberry Snickerdoodles, probably because we’re all big strawberry fans and just can’t seem to get enough …

12 Recipes That Sound Difficult But Are Surprisingly Easy

Cooking an impressive meal doesn't have to be difficult. Sure you could take painstaking measures and spend days preparing a perfect Beef Wellington or Baked Alaska, but you can also get by doing a lot less.<p>Luckily, there are so many dishes out there that require very little work and experience but …

10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

This Just Might Be The Best Bacon, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich Ever

While America works itself into a tizzy over Taco Bell's wimpy little waffle tacos and Dunkin' Donuts' faux eggs benedict breakfast sandwich, we're going to sit back and let you have them all. Why? Because we've got THIS beauty to dream about:<p>The Bacon + Egg + Cheese is the creation of Marc …

23 Recipes for Mother's Day Brunch

Gallery23 Recipes for Mother's Day Brunch<p>When you were a kid, you probably tried making breakfast in bed for mom at least once. Sure, the pancakes were a little burnt and the coffee may have had some grounds floating around, but she showed her delight all the same. And after the meal was over and …

Keens' Steakhouse Prime Rib Hash

1 large russet potato, peeled and cut into 1⁄2" pieces<p>2 tbsp. unsalted butter<p>1⁄2 small white onion, finely chopped<p>1 stalk celery, finely chopped<p>10 …

Recipes

51 Mother's Day Breakfast & Brunch Recipes For an Easy Gift

From french toast to fail-proof frittatas and all the rosé spritzers in between, we've got you covered.<p><b>Everyone knows that Mother's Day is all about brunch</b>. Oh, right, and showing your mom you really appreciate everything she's done for you. Even after that thing last Thanksgiving. Our favorite way …