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Meet Angel Rich, the entrepreneur whose app tackles financial literacy for youth

She’s being called the black Steve Jobs despite the challenges of being a woman in the tech biz<p>Financial literacy among youth is a necessity in …

Michelle Obama

The Ugly Evolution of Cyberbullying

How we progressed from passive-aggressive Myspace bulletins to kids creating two Instagram profiles—one for their friends, another for their bullies.<p>Myspace bulletins were the original Facebook status: whiny letters that all your followers could read. When I was 14, I sent out a passive-aggressive …

Social Media

The Eclipse Hunters

Monday's total eclipse will be the first for many Americans. A hardcore group of enthusiasts, who structure their lives around the phenomenon, says: Welcome to the club.<p>On the morning of August 11, 1999, Kate Russo and her boyfriend were traveling on a bus from Belfast to Paris when they found …

Iceland's '5 Million Star Hotel' Lets You Sleep in a Bubble Under the Northern Lights

Why let a roof and walls get in the way?<p>Glimpsing the aurora borealis—better known as the Northern Lights—requires only geographical knowledge and a bit of luck, when it comes to the weather. Your options for viewing the once-in-a-lifetime wonder are many these days, but most require you to trek …

In The Wake Of Prince's Death

The cars were piled on top of each other and bleeding onto the curb of the highway as they inched west and north towards the Lake Ann Park parking lot, each blasting their favorite from the windows; families walked down the trail and under the tunnel beneath the highway they'd just come from, …

150+ Educational Websites For Lifelong Learners

This list keeps being updated with more online educational resources:<p>Take a look at EVERLEARNERS.COM<p>If you are anything like me, you have discovered …

Five big questions after Flynn's resignation

Anthony Zurcher @awzurcher on Twitter<p><b>The Michael Flynn controversy went from zero to resignation in the blink of an eye.</b><p>On Friday night, Donald Trump was asked about his national security advisor's pre-inauguration contact with a Russian ambassador and said he'd "look into" it.<p>"I don't know about …

9 books by black authors you need on your Black History Month reading list

Feb. 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month, a time devoted to honoring the history of black Americans as well as educating people about the …

Books

The Hermit Who Inadvertently Shaped Climate-Change Science

Billy Barr moved to the Rocky Mountains four decades ago, got bored one winter, and decided to keep a notebook that has become the stuff of legend.<p>It was a year into his life alone in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains when Billy Barr began his recordings. It started as a curiosity, a task to busy his mind …

Top 10 Books of 2016

Fiction<p>Commonwealth<p>By Ann Patchett<p>An illicit kiss at a christening wrecks two marriages in Los Angeles but blends the six children from different families. As we follow them over the next half century, their stories come into focus the way our own family legends cohere — from scraps of information …

Books

Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency

Inside a stunned White House, the President considers his legacy and America’s future.<p>The morning after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Barack Obama summoned staff members to the Oval Office. Some were fairly junior and had never been in the room before. They were sombre, …

One Month Without Food

Long-term fasting is hard. Is it also dangerous?<p>On the night of September 30, Hayley Ryczek and her husband went out to one of their favorite restaurants, where Ryczek sunk her teeth into a sizzling ribeye steak. When she came to the last bite, she savored it; it would be the last she would eat for …

The Best Gifts for Comic Book and Superhero Fans

Be a super friend.<p>Got a comic lover in your life? Friend or family, let our holiday guide to the best comic gifts help you on your path to …

The Roots of Route 66

America’s favorite highway usually evokes kitschy nostalgia. But for black Americans, the Mother Road’s lonely expanses were rife with danger.<p>No other road has captured the imagination and the essence of the American Dream quite like Route 66. The idea behind the “Mother Road” was to connect urban …

A Monster Comes out of Hiding

In 1955 amateur fossil hunter Francis Tully discovered an exceedingly odd specimen in Mazon Creek, a collecting hotspot near Chicago. Imprinted on …

Dinosaurs

#PuppyBelly is the best hashtag ever invented - and here are 19 pictures to prove it

Trust us, you're going to want to explore this wonderful hashtag of puppies and their adorable, warm bellies<p>The hashtag #PuppyBelly has been trending on Instagram - and it's not hard to see why.<p>Dog owners have been posting pictures of their puppies, or their now fully-grown dogs when they were …

Review: Inside Out Takes a Mind-Blowing Trip Inside the Brain

The most profound—as well as profoundly <i>good</i>—Pixar movies are the ones that seem the least plausible as story pitches. Consider <i>Up</i> (crushed by …

Animation

10 Video Games to Be Excited About at E3 2015

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, kicks off Tuesday in Los Angeles, where fans will see Master Chief, Chun Li and the Millennium Falcon in action.<p>There will be virtual reality demos from Oculus Rift, a "Wizard"-like Nintendo competition, and plenty of presentations about hotly …

3 cool technologies that could save the world's water

One company uses moss to clean water, while another purifies it by passing it through stone. A third promises a new technology that can cut the cost of turning sea water into drinking water by 70%.<p>All these firms are out of Minnesota, where talent from a longstanding group of industries is …

Business Development

5 Things You Should Know About Martin O'Malley

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday, with a speech at Baltimore's Federal Hill Park. His announcement was quintessentially Baltimore with a venue well-known to area residents and the addition of the local Kelly Bell Band …

Keyboard Shortcuts Resource List for Your Online Tools

In addition, there are a few regular shortcuts that can make browsing Facebook even faster.<p>j/k = scroll up/down between News Feed stories<p>l = like or unlike a story<p>c = comment on a story<p>s = share a story<p>p = post a new status update<p>/ = search<p>Typing a question mark will open the full list of Facebook …

America's Most Stunning Waterfalls

<i>By Zachary Laks</i><p>Mighty and majestic, waterfalls are one of nature's most incredible and dramatic features. Though they can easily be found in many locations across the country, the most awe-inspiring waterfalls have become destinations in their own right. From a surging water wall to an indoor …

Australia: where spiders rain down from the sky - video report

The Australian town of Goulburn, NSW, was recently covered by spiders raining from the sky, but how did it happen and why? Whilst this would probably cause mass panic in the US or UK, 'spider rain' is not uncommon across parts of Australia. Some species of spiders climb to the tops of plants and …

Australia

The only technique to learn something new

The other day I threw everything out. Everything. I threw out all my books (donated). I threw out all my clothes.<p>I threw out old computers. I threw …

A new biography shows how Saul Bellow electrified facts with the current of imagination

When <i>Herzog</i> came out in 1964, the poet John Berryman sent Saul Bellow, his friend, a note: "Nobody has ever sat down & wallowed to this extent in his own life, <i>with</i> full art," he wrote, and then added, "I mean novelists." As if to say: poets, sure, we do it all the time, we're the wallow kings, but …

'Star Wars' villains do their part for pets (pictures)

Pets

The Secret Life of Yo-Yos

The modern version of the toy is practically unrecognizable, an Object Lesson.<p>The man behind me in the queue was trying to be helpful: “It’s true, though, right? They are used as weapons in Asia. I go there a lot and I’ve seen them do it—they’re lethal.” He made a sudden gesture, like Spiderman …

Yoyo

Fitness And Health Gym To Weight Loss

There are messages everywhere today about the importance of diet and exercise for achieving and maintaining optimal health. Excess ...<p>So, you must be …