Rachel Jefferson

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7 Vegan Meals to Satisfy Everyone | MyRecipes

The recently released investigative documentary <i>What the Health</i> tackles what "the nation's leading health organizations" don't want us to know about …

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

Practicing mindfulness does a lot more than simply calm you down

“Remember then: there is only one time that is important—Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.”<p>This quote is from Leo Tolstoy’s <i>What Men Live By, and Other Tales</i>, and it serves as a fitting prompt for us all to direct our attention to what is actually …

Mindfulness

Dangerous idiots: how the liberal media elite failed working-class Americans

Trump supporters are not the caricatures journalists depict – and native Kansan Sarah Smarsh sets out to correct what newsrooms get wrong<p>Last March, my 71-year-old grandmother, Betty, waited in line for three hours to caucus for Bernie Sanders. The wait to be able to cast her first-ever vote in a …

Society

The Weaponization Of Hip-Hop Needs To Be Reactivated Now!

<i>Words written by Hip-Hop Chess Federation founder, Adisa Banjoko.</i><i>Weap·on·ize</i>, v. — To convert or to use an item as a weapon.When <i>Straight Outta …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The NYPD’s Anti-Hip-Hop Stance Isn’t New: A Timeline

On May 25, New York hip-hop suffered a tragedy when a shooting at T.I.’s Irving Plaza concert killed rapper Troy Ave’s bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter. …

Quindaro, Kansas | Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict, 1854-1865

Notable Events:<p>Groundbreaking (January 1, 1857)• <i><br>Quindaro Chindowan</i> newspaper published, co-edited by Clarina Nichols (May 13, 1857)<br>• Location of the …

The Surprising Tricks for Having "Presence," That Thing All Confident Women Have

Courtesy of Harvard professor and viral TED speaker Amy Cuddy's must-read new book.<p>The morning of my interview with social psychologist Amy Cuddy, I stand in one of the bathroom stalls at <i>Marie Claire</i> and do power poses. First I plant my legs wide and put my hands on my hips, Wonder Woman style, and …

Talib Kweli releases surprise collection featuring Kanye West, Common and Killer Mike

With no warning, Talib Kweli released a 10-track collection of rarities and B-sides featuring huge names like Kanye West, Common, Mos Def and Killer …

9 Made-in-the-USA Fashion Brands That Will Make You Proud to Be an American

In response to fast-paced, trend-churning fashion, some brands here in the United States have shifted their focus toward a revival of more …

The world’s most incredible underwater restaurants

Key Largo

Your Creative Calendar: 91 Things To Do, See, And Hear This June

Wherever there’s a flock of velociraptors, you’ll be there. Whenever women bond in jail, you’ll bond too. Our entertainment picks for June.<p>It used to be that summer TV was a fallow garden of reruns and unwatchable eye-garbage, leaving movies to reign supreme over the season. Not anymore! Now, even …

TV

5 Ways to Make Your Armpits Pretty

'Cause its almost summer and that means sleeveless everything.<p>Now, before we begin let's start off with the disclaimer that armpits are armpits are armpits and they can only get <i>so</i> pretty. But, if you're rethinking your decision to wear that super cute strapless dress for fear of armpit …

10 Banned Foods Americans Should Stop Eating – Infographic

Embed this infographic on your website:<p>Are you eating <b>food that's already banned</b> in other countries but is still allowed to poison and kill Americans? …

Cabbage Soup Diet - Lose Weight in 7 Days

Have you heard of the cabbage soup diet? Well, it is the most recent fad diet and it helps you to lose 10 pounds in just a matter of seven days. This …

HBO Is Reportedly Going After Anybody Who Shared Those Leaked ‘Game Of Thrones’ Episodes

If you downloaded and shared those leaked <i>Game of Thrones</i> episodes last week, you might be on HBO’s list. The pay cable network is sending out notices to nearly anybody that took a whiff of the four leaked season five episodes, even those who used VPN and aren’t actually receiving said messages. …

21 Fierce Plus-Size Swimsuits to Rock Poolside

You might not be headed for the coast this spring, but with summer just around the corner, there’s no better time to start scoping out some fabulous swimwear. So grab your beach towel, these 21 suits will have you ready to hit the beach in style on opening day at your favorite seaside escape or …

Healthy Snacks For Weight Loss

Discovering the top healthy snacks for weight loss can help you overcome one of the biggest hurdles in anyone who wants to keep their body healthy …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

We polled some of those insiders—people who know the business and work daily to evict pesticides, genetically modified organisms, animal cruelty, social injustice, and unhealthy foods from the food supply—to find out what they know about the dark side of "convenience" foods. Take note so you can …

This 10-Step Korean Beauty Routine Is One You Can Actually Try

No need for international shipping!<p>While a perfect complexion doesn't always come naturally, Korean women seem to have the regimen for flawless skin on lock. Taking cues from SokoGlam's popular 10-step Korean skincare routine, here's the exact same regimen using products you can get right here in …

8 Super Sneaky Ways to Avoid the Dry Cleaners

Beyond that Febreeze spritz you perfected in college.<p>You shouldn't be opting out of those amazing-but-dry-clean-only clothes because you're worried about the expensive upkeep. Here, find our most sneaky tricks of the laundry trade. Your dry cleaner will be all like, "Where'd you go?"

The Right (And Wrong!) Way to Remove Your Makeup

Long story short—start with a bottle of Simple Micellar Cleansing Water.<p>Long story short, start with a bottle of Simple Micellar Cleansing Water. Here's <i>exactly</i> how to use it to rid your skin of foundation, lipstick—and everything in between.

Skin Care

Celebrities' Favorite Beauty Products: An Official Guide

Because you're worth Rihanna's $$$ face cream.<p>Haven't you ever been on one of those bathroom confessional websites like, "I get that I'm supposed to store my brushes in a candle holder now, but what would be <i>really</i> helpful would be a place where I don't have to read so much to find out what beauty …

Distractify

8 Skin Secrets Experts Swear By For Glowing Complexions

We all want clear and glowing skin, but beauty regimes that work for your best friend will not necessarily work for you.<p>Because we are all such very different creatures, we wanted to learn the best general tips from the very people who see different complexions every day. Here are the eight secrets …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Books