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13 things to do during Labor Day weekend in Atlanta

Dress up at Dragon Con, ride a hot air balloon, and watch plenty of fireworks<p>Photograph courtesy of Dragon Con Photography (c) 2016 Dragon Con,</b> …

Labor Day

Characteristics of Critical Thinkers and How to Be One

Studies show that critical thinking leads to increased creativity, enhanced work performance, and a lowering of negative life experiences.1<p>And these …

The science of inequality: why people prefer unequal societies

In a thought-provoking new paper, three Yale scientists argue it’s not inequality in life that really bothers us, but unfairness<p>Anyone looking for evidence that people have a natural aversion to inequality will find numerous laboratory studies that seemingly confirm their view. Studies have found …

Income Inequality

Why Bother Studying History?

10 Best TED Talks To Help You Make Hard Decisions

From the moment we get out of bed, we have to constantly make decisions. Some decisions are smaller and some are bigger. The main reason why we …

Self-improvement

How Earning $30,000 a Year Can Turn You Into a Millionaire

How to Become a Millionaire Earning $30,000 a Year<p>By Investing Starting at age 25 You can Become a Millionaire<p>Updated January 01, 2018<p>It may sound …

Retirement

The Slave Trade in the U.S. and Brazil: Comparisons and Connections

Leonardo Marques— When faced with the numbers of the transatlantic slave trade, U.S. citizens are frequently surprised by the fact that less than …

Black History

The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, "Read 500 pages like this every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

Bill Gates

U.S. Sold $33 Billion in Weapons to Gulf Countries in the Last Year

If war is a nasty business, it’s also a lucrative one. New figures released by the State Department show that the United States has sold $33 billion …

Military

Story of cities #9: Kingston, Jamaica – a city born of 'wickedness' and disaster

When the devastating earthquake of 1692 ripped through Port Royal, aka the ‘richest and wickedest city in the world’, a very different Caribbean capital rose up in its place. But could Kingston’s rigid grid plan impose order after the chaos?<p>Read more articles in the series here<p>Downtown Kingston, …

Caribbean

The 7 Most Common Mistakes That Steal Your Happiness

Studies we’ve looked at before have made one thing clear:<p>Scheduling time for yourself, for the things you love, is crucial to finding happiness.<p>You …

See the stunning beauties of Eritrea ⋆ The Herald Nigeria Newspaper

Eritrea has been trending on social media after its government mandated that all men in the country must marry at least two wives.<p>According to the …

Africa

South Florida’s chasm between rich and poor among nation’s widest

Income inequality in Miami and the broader South Florida region is worse than most of the country’s other cities and urban areas, but the gap between …

11 Things to Remember When You’re Feeling Down and Hopeless

A friend of mine recently went through a breakup.And he seems depressed now.It just reminded me of the times I was feeling down, for whatever reason …

Happiness

Small debt is destroying black lives: Institutional racism and the wealth gap America still refuses to acknowledge

Decades-old discriminatory policies have made it tougher for black families to keep their lights and water on<p><i>This story was co-published with The New York Times’ Sunday Review.</i><p>If you are black, you’re far more likely to see your electricity cut, more likely to be sued over a debt, and more likely …

New Jersey

6 Surprising Reasons to Welcome Failure

Who likes to fail?That’s what I thought.For most of us failure’s shameful, embarrassing, and even scary. Maybe it means you don’t have what it takes. …

Motivation

14 insights about getting rich, from a 90-year-old book on wealth that's still relevant today

Nearly a century ago, George S. Clason boiled down what it takes to get rich in his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon." — and the steps are surprisingly simple.<p>He articulates the steps through a collection of amusing parables based in the wealthiest city of the ancient …

Personal Finance

10 Toxic People You Should Avoid at All Costs | Inc.com

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact they have on those around them, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons.<p>As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic people …

Self-help

10 Daily Habits of the Most Confident People | Inc.com

I'm not here to patronize you. We know if you walk with better posture, force a fake smile, or get a new haircut you can trick your brain and boost your self-confidence. Perhaps for 20 minutes you'll think you're the next Richard Branson.<p>I'm here to tell you there are proven ways to improve your …

Immune System

How Slaves Built American Capitalism | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Friday marks the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in America and contrary to popular belief, slavery is not a product of Western</i> …

American Schools Are STILL Racist, Government Report Finds

Public school students of color get more punishment and less access to veteran teachers than their white peers, according to surveys released Friday by the U.S. Education Department that include data from every U.S. school district.<p>Black students are suspended or expelled at triple the rate of …

In U.N. Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday he is setting up an investigation into the attacks on U.N. facilities during …

Union demands send Japanese firm, jobs packing from California town

The California city of Palmdale was ready to roll out the red carpet this summer when a Japanese company agreed to build a $60 million factory on a city-owned, vacant parcel on the southwest side of town -- but now the company is taking its project out of state and critics say union greed is to …

The Society of Fugitives

How does aggressive police surveillance transform an urban neighborhood? A sociologist reports from the inside.<p>One consequence of racism and segregation is that many American whites know little or nothing about the daily lives of African Americans. Black America’s least-understood communities are …

The Housing Bubble Also Left Our Neighborhoods More Segregated

The credit supply shock led white households in the U.S. to leave mixed neighborhoods at a faster rate than black households could move into them.<p>The collapse of the housing market in 2008 and the credit crunch that followed it continues to disproportionately affect minorities. Black homeowners in …

Why Do Americans Love to Blame Teachers So Much?

Healthcare has its critics, but few of them are calling for doctors to be replaced. Education is different—and as a new book reveals, it has been throughout U.S. history.<p>America hates teachers.<p>That's not exactly the thesis of Dana Goldstein's <i>The Teacher Wars</i>, but her account of 200 years of …

This $50 Box Will Cover Your Online Tracks—If You Don't Mind Waiting Around

The Safeplug box plugs into your router and reroutes its traffic through Tor, helping users escape detection. But be warned, it takes some time.<p><b>The way most of us surf the web now</b>, traffic takes a pretty direct route. The request you make for a website goes directly from your computer to a server …

Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It'll Soon Be Hard To Know

Here's a bit of news that might make you drop that chicken nugget midbite.<p>Just before the start of the long holiday weekend last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced that it was ending a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The kicker: These products can now be sold …