Reginald Nash

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How to be Gratefully Ambitious

Seeking success over settling<p>We hurry through life at a pace that is unsustainable. I admit it. On occasion, I rush through jobs, relationships, and …

Reality TV Finally Got Real

Heavily scripted shows are more sensationalized life situations than they are representations of what most folks would consider normal. We know the …

Experiencing TV Through Colored Lenses

This past weekend I watched Seven Seconds. It’s a mini-series from Netflix starring Regina King, Russell Hornsby, and Clare-Hope Ashitey. It’s a damn …

After Annihilation: 10 strange sci-fi books that should be on screen

With Netflix's adaptation of Richard Morgan’s body-hopping cyberpunk novel Altered Carbon, Alex Garland directing the adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s weird and symbolist novel Annihilation and The Expanse’s third season set for release on Syfy this year, any number of SF and fantasy novels that …

Science Fiction

See You Beyond Your Job

I stood there thinking I can’t believe things turned out this way. I am that guy, you know the one who takes great pride in getting it right the …

Why it’s Hard to Mind Your Business

Even when you really try.<p>Have you overheard a conversation you wish you didn’t? The really personal kind, so personal and dramatic that you want to …

The Diversity Squad Fails at Black History Inclusion

The morning news<p>Someone, please save the workplace diversity squad. With my sincerest effort, I aim to be positive because they give it their all. …

The Importance of Feeling Nothing

My Apology To You, Three Years Too Late<p>Sometimes I forget how easy it is to feel nothing. To train myself to look no further than the next step, the …

To those who want your fat family member to lose weight.

I had just walked in the door when you sidled up next to me.<p>“Can I show you something?”<p>You showed me your iPad, face lit up with eager excitement. …

The 10 Best Movies Awards Season Forgot

Just because they weren't Best Picture-worthy, that doesn't mean they're not worth your time.<p>The Golden Globes are behind us and the Oscars are ahead of us, which means it’s that time of year when we all get to vent about snubs, bicker about why so-and-so deserves it over other-so-and-so, and …

Grammys Preview: In With the New, Finally?

With rap and R&B vaulting to the U.S.’s most popular genre and online voting allowed, Sunday’s ceremony will honor an unusually diverse slate.<p>When the sound of popular music shifts, it takes a while for the supposed scorekeepers of popular music to notice. In 1991, Nielsen and <i>Billboard</i> switched to …

Music

Why it’s Hard to Mind Your Business

Have you overheard a conversation you wish you didn’t? The really personal kind, so personal and dramatic that you want to walk away but your thirst …

Relationships

The 9 Words Parents Should Never Say to Their Kids

The rhyme says ‘words will never hurt me,’ but when used on children these 9 epithets could cause damage.<p>The fight over the efficacy and cultural …

The 25 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Right Now

<b>Last Updated: July 11th</b><p>Amazon Prime is way more than just a way to get your electronics and books in two days or less. There’s a wide breadth of good movies and TV shows out there to choose from if you know what you’re looking for.<p>To help you out, we’ve put together the 25 best movies on Amazon …

It Only Took This Instagram Co-Founder 1 Sentence to Provide the Perfect Cure for Procrastination

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom uses this simple trick to avoid putting things off. And so can you.<p>Everyone at least occasionally puts things off. Everyone at least occasionally avoids doing things they need to do. Everyone, at some point, procrastinates.<p>And everyone who procrastinates <i>hates</i> the …

How to Figure Out What Your Side Hustle Should Be

A staggering 55 million people — more than 35% of the U.S. workforce — are now freelancers or contractors, and that number is projected to rise to 43% by 2020. About 44 million people report having some kind of side hustle, and of those who do, 36% say they earn more than $500 a month from it. …

The 10 Worst Sex Scenes Of All Time

We spend a lot of time talking about the steamiest scenes hidden in our favorite shows and movies, both as general consumers of pop culture and here …

Streaming

The U.S. Wanted to Discuss Iran. Russia Brought Up Black Lives Matter.

UNITED NATIONS — Efforts by the Trump administration to marshal a muscular international response to Iran’s crackdown on anti-government protesters appeared to backfire on Friday, as members of the United Nations Security Council instead used a special session called by the United States to lecture …

UN Security Council

All the science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that everyone will be talking about in 2018

Bookshelf goals<p>With a new year comes the promise of new books hitting bookstores. 2018 is shaping up to have plenty of adventures to delve into — taking readers to distant planets, fantastical realms, and beyond. We’ll meet some authors publishing their first-ever novels, and we’ll become …

It’s Always Easier to Be Honest

Honesty<p>Today, lying is as plentiful as oxygen. But trying to find honesty, however, often requires a team of archaeologists. Wondering whats behind …

Psychology

5 answers you need before you leave your job

<i>Another year has come and gone, and like millions of others, I too have returned to the daily grind. I remember how I promised to continue to make</i> …

The Road That Brought Goodbye

I have learned so far…<p>It happened unexpectedly. Standing in a room with people who I recognize as relatives, but have on occasion felt no connection …

Ask Anything: Millennials who will not move out

Welcome back folks! The QOTD (question of the day) comes from our nosy friend Robyn. Robyn listens to the complaints of her co-workers. She has …

Rags and Pieces Magazine

How to Beat Broken: Jin Has More Than a Job

Here we are again<p>When we last met, Jin had run into an old acquaintance. Please join Jin for his first day of work.<p>‘Jin, is that you?<p>It was the last …

Critical Thinking is More than Figuring Out How to Get What You Want

Hello, Good morning, Good afternoon, and Goodnight<p>It’s time to wake up your brain and jumpstart your efforts. Get focused on critical thinking. If …

You Didn’t Come to Help, So Why Are You Here?

<b>Look at me!!</b><p>Today and every day for the last 100 or so years, the lips of the activist and shit-stirrers alike have flapped religiously to the same …

How to Beat Broken: Lauren

Welcome home<p>Lauren Selma Burke was a 55-year-old woman with a medium complexion, short-cropped hair that denied anyone the privilege of guessing her …

Selma