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Why a Skinny Black Nerd Became the Coolest Man on the Planet

He tucks his T-shirt into his sweatpants. He taught law students the Constitution. And most importantly, argues Damon Young, President Obama helped chip away at the pernicious myth that black people don't value intellectual curiosity and academic achievement.<p>Although best known for his stint as the …

Samantha Bee

The High Cost of Closed Borders

Where immigrant populations live tells us a lot about how they improve the U.S. economy.<p>Despite what some pundits predicted, being elected President has not made Donald Trump fundamentally change his message on immigration:Just last week, the president-elect was pushing Congress to pay for his …

9 Perfect Places to Put Shelves in a Small Space

Storage is always at a premium, especially in a small space. And while you can't add closets, what you can add are shelves. If a little extra storage …

New wooden standing desk is Scandinavian-inspired and totally cute

It’s also 100% U.S.-manufactured and eco-friendly<p>Using standing desks is—in theory and in practice—a great way to incorporate a tad bit more activity into ones workaday life. Aesthetically speaking, however, the tall tables, typically clunky and industrial-looking—are less than pleasing to behold. …

Furniture

A surprising number of people experience a form of sensory cross wiring in which light flashes and visual movements are ‘heard’, research finds<p>One in five people is affected by a synaesthesia-like phenomenon in which visual movements or flashes of light are “heard” as faint sounds, according to …

The Brain

What Seasonal Affective Disorder Is, and How to Manage It

It's more common than you'd think.<p>Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, is a mood disorder related with changes in the seasons. And although it’s definitely possible to have a spring or summer version, most people associate it with winter.<p>Unfortunately, that winter association means many …

Depression

Study reveals for first time that cognitive-behavior therapy changes the brain's wiring

A new study from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behaviour …

A lifetime in the field

<b>Jane Goodall, pioneering chimpanzee expert, has studied man's closest relative for six decades. So why is she turning her attention to humans?</b><p><b>(CNN) —</b> In the not too distant past, scientists refused to believe humans shared behavioral traits with other species. Despite accepting the work of Darwin a …

Newly-discovered protein keeps your biological clock running

We're all familiar with the inescapable effects that the march of time has on our bodies, but the processes that drive aging are still offering up …

10 Diverse Books by YA Authors of Color to Read in 2017

It’s no secret that representation is a big topic in the bookish community. From hashtags like #WeNeedDiverseBooks, founded by Ellen Oh, to #OwnVoices, founded by Corinne Duyvis, writers, agents, and publishers alike have been spreading awareness of how important it is to not only see an accurate …

Books

Michelle Obama: Why Global Girls' Education Is So Personal for Me

So often when people talk about the issue of global girls' education, they dive right into the policy weeds.<p>They talk about the numbers — how 62 …

17 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes You Never Hear

While best known for his "I Have a Dream" speech, King's legacy included much more than that.<p>If any of you are around when I have to meet my day, I don't want a long funeral. And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy, tell them not to talk too long. Every now and then I wonder what I want them …