Robert LaRue

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A Single Migration From Africa Populated the World, Studies Find

Modern humans evolved in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago. But how did our species go on to populate the rest of the globe?<p>The question, one of the biggest in studies of human evolution, has intrigued scientists for decades. In a series of extraordinary genetic analyses published on Wednesday, …

Hong Kong Makes History With First Pro-Independence Rally

The first pro-independence rally in Hong Kong history took place Friday in the shadow of the city’s main government complex, with thousands braving …

Goodbye ‘Looking’: How HBO's LGBT Drama Was Lost, and Finally Found

The HBO gay drama series faced its share of critics at the outset—including the author. But a beautifully written and directed film formed the …

San Francisco

20 Surreal Places to Travel In America Even The Locals May Not Have Explored

Most people think you need to leave the country in order to see all the beautiful places in life. However, that couldn’t be more untrue. You don’t …

'Zimerican' Playwright Danai Gurira Brings African Stories To American Stages

Danai Gurira often calls herself a "Zimerican." The actress and playwright — who you may know best as Michonne, the samurai sword-wielding zombie slayer on <i>The Walking Dead --</i> was born in Iowa, to Zimbabwean parents, and the family moved back to Harare when she was just five. She returned to the …

The Walking Dead

Yelp Employee Fired After Writing Open Letter to CEO

A Yelp employee who wrote a blistering post online about her low pay was fired, and has even got her ex-CEO responding on Twitter.<p>A customer-service …

The 12 best-looking dress shoes you can buy for under $500

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>We've covered dress shoes available for under $200 and under $350 before, but if you have the money and are willing to pay a little …

China's hip-hop stars feel the heat of Xi Jinping's battle to control culture

Chen Haoran knew he was not liked by the authorities.<p>As a founding member of China’s most banned band – the hip-hop group In3 – he had come to expect the prying eyes of the country’s police and intelligence services.<p>I want you to understand the sense of fear that Chinese people feel every day | …

China

How Climate Change Unfairly Burdens Poorer Countries

Wealthy countries that have contributed the most to climate change tend to be most immune to its effects, according to new research, a finding that …

N.W.A: American Gangstas

Dr. Dre rubs his mountainous right deltoid through a snug black T-shirt, not quite allowing himself to wince. His shoulder hurts. He has an online …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Why is China's stock market falling and how might it affect the global economy?

What has happened in China?<p>China’s stock market has fallen sharply over recent weeks despite measures by officials in Beijing aimed at calming investors’ jitters and shoring up global confidence in the country’s slowing economy.<p>Shares in China had soared 150% in the 12 months to mid-June as …

Stock Markets

Is Post-Katrina Gentrification Saving New Orleans Or Ruining It?

In the decade since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, an influx of billions of dollars and thousands of new residents has helped revitalize portions of the city. However, for some longtime residents like local MC and activist Domonique Meyers, the Crescent City is at risk of losing something much …

Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?

Since 1945, the United States has experienced little except military stalemate and loss—precisely because it’s a superpower in a more peaceful world.<p>At 9:44 p.m. on July 27, 1953, Harold Smith had just 16 more minutes of the Korean War to survive before a ceasefire came into effect at 10:00 p.m. …

Korean War

The Great Pot Experiment

Photo-illustration by Brobel Design for TIME. Mouse: Getty, Lighter, Joint, Smoke: iStockphoto

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

How Your Attachment Style Defines Your Love Life

When someone gets close to you romantically, do you feel suffocated and try to push the person away? If so, you may have an avoidant attachment style.<p>Or perhaps when you start developing feelings for someone, you experience major anxiety when that person is not around. Not hearing from the apple of …

Pilots Explain When to Actually Worry During a Flight

Scared of flying? Read this before getting on your next plane, and calm down<p>When our Southwest flight smacked into heavy turbulence last week, my four-year-old daughter grabbed my right hand.<p>“Don’t worry, Daddy,” she said. “It’s gonna be OK. It’s just a little bumpy.”<p>I withdrew my hand and …

Airlines

Four Basic Writing Principles You Can Use in Everyday Life

Writing starts way before you put letters to a page. It involves processes like critical thinking, communication, and creativity. Even if writing …

Creative Writing

Why 3 Supreme Court Justices Didn't Attend the State of the Union

The wording in the Constitution is simple and straightforward: the President “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State …

The Poverty Line - Photographs and text by Stefen Chow | LensCulture

<b>WHAT IS POVERTY?</b><p>Poverty is hard to define, even though it is a term that we use very often.<p>The Poverty Line project is an attempt to show what it means to be poor, by taking photos of daily amounts of food you can buy if your income lies at the poverty line.The Poverty Line explores a simple …

The Week in Review: Billions Cast Their Ballots

Inside Flipboard / May 2, 2014<p>This week saw the close of the most democratic month in human history. For India’s 815 million eligible voters, the …

18 Reasons Your Startup Failed, Visualized

What determines whether your startup sinks or swims? To help you avoid startup doom, designer Mark Vital has visualized 18 mistakes that kill startups. The infographic is adapted from an essay by programmer and investor Paul Graham, co-founder of Y Combinator, an incubator that has funded more than …

What Muslim scholars have to say about the Charlie Hebdo attack

Muslim scholars responded quickly to the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo which killed 12 and injured 10. Slamming the incident as un-Islamic, scholars express anger towards the perpetrators who “betrayed and tainted” Islam rather than defended it. In addition to vehemently …

Being Gay And Black On TV Will Never Be The Same

Director Lee Daniels "holds up the mirror to us as human beings," said Jussie Smollett, who plays a young black gay character on the new Fox series Empire.<p>One of the most gripping scenes in the first episode of Fox's new series <i>Empire</i> is a flashback in which a younger version of Jamal Lyon — played …

TV

Here’s how a real teenager uses, and doesn’t use, social media

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: 1000 Words/Shutterstock<p>There’s a whole category of social-science fallacy that revolves around extrapolating from one …

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the New Year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …