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Kadir Nelson’s “The Queen of Soul”

Aretha Franklin, a pillar of postwar American music, passed away Thursday morning, at seventy-six. A few hours later, the artist Kadir Nelson sent a sketch to <i>The</i> <i>New Yorker</i>. “I wanted to draw her in a choir,” he said. “She was a preacher’s daughter, and so much of what she gave us came from the …

Aretha Franklin

Angelina Jolie’s child support claim against Brad Pitt slammed as ‘publicity stunt’

The divorce battle between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie wages on.<p>NBC News reported that Jolie claims Pitt hasn’t paid any “meaningful” child support …

Angelina Jolie

Be the Hero at the Picnic: Here's What to Bring

Few things punctuate summer like a good old-fashioned picnic. Except in today’s world, we’ve elevated the al fresco experience to an art form. What’s the temperature going to be this weekend? <i>Hold please.</i> What to drink? <i>I’ve got Chablis or a rosé from the Douro region.</i> How to prep? Let me count the …

Food Trucks

Past the "Alfvén Point," the Parker Solar Probe Officially Touches the Sun

Thank heavens the Parker Solar Probe isn’t made of wax, because its about to fly closer to the sun than even Icarus dared. On August 11, NASA is …

Astronomy

Slow Cooker Roast Beef Recipe

"Excellent roast beef with plenty of juices which can be thickened for gravy."<p>Ingredients<p>1/3 cup soy sauce<p>1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix<p>3 …

Cooking

AI Vs. God: Who Stays And Who Leaves?

Intolerance, crusades, national differences, terrorism and interpersonal disagreements – all those to some extent resulted from conflicting religious views.<p>What about the lack of a religious belief? A major emergent trend of the last century came not from religious teachings but from the Scientific …

Artificial Intelligence

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

• Their focus shifts from <i>why</i> they’re writing music to <i>what</i> their music has brought them. Consequently, they are either satisfied with their results and no longer have the drive to write more. Or, they desire to make more music but the fire (their “why”) is gone, and thus, they can’t create the same …

Success

The Stock Market Is Shrinking. That’s a Problem for Everyone.

The American stock market has been shrinking. It’s been happening in slow motion — so slow you may not even have noticed. But by now the change is unmistakable: The market is half the size of its mid-1990s peak, and 25 percent smaller than it was in 1976.<p>“This is troubling for the economy, for …

Stock Markets

A New Study Says These Are the Best Vegetables for Preventing Cancer

“Eat your greens.” We’ve known this adage all too well, from the time we were rebellious vegetable-hating kids to our current state as more …

Nutrition

21 Breakfast Tacos So Good You’ll Make Them for Lunch and Dinner

We’re probably stating the obvious here, but there’s never a bad time to eat a taco. Soft tortillas or hard shells, chicken or carnitas, they’re …

Cooking

How To: Flood Your ISP with Random, Noisy Data to Protect Your Privacy on the Internet

Net neutrality is dead and your internet service providers can collect all the data they want. While VPNs are a great way to protect some of that …

White Hat

40 of Our Best Fall Recipes

Our best fall recipes showcase the homey, hearty comfort food you’ll want to cozy up to this season.<p>Stuffed Pepper Soup<p>Some of the cooks at the …

Cooking

Life doesn’t reward you for what you know, but for what you do

Most people have adapted to consuming low-level information on the internet. This is the equivalent of filling your car with water or eating …

Self-improvement

Indian Recipes

• Recipes<br>• Cuisine• <b><br>Indian</b><p>Sort:<p>Most Popular<p>latest<p>Indian Indian Village Chicken Curry<p>Indian Channa MasalaOur version of this spicy, aromatic chickpea dish may not be just like Grandma's, but it sure is tasty.<p>Indian Anda Bhurji (Spicy Indian Scrambled Eggs)<p>Indian Paratha (Flaky South Asian Flatbread)How to …

Indian Recipes

To My Children: I Should Have Told You This Sooner

As I wait for the phone to ring, I need to tell you something.<p>I should have done it sooner. Not because a regular scan and then a specialized scan …

Parenting

5 things you can do today that will make you happier, according to a life coach

Nothing feels better than happiness, whether you find it in seeing that super cute cat meme or simply by spending time with your friends. But if …

Happiness

This Is the Ultimate Move For Sculpting Arms and Abs — Try These 30 Variations

The ultimate bodyweight move, the plank is one of the best total-body moves you can add to your routine, especially if strong abs and arms are one of your goals. Add these effective variations to challenge your muscles even more.<p>Balance on your hands and toes with your body in one straight line, …

Workouts

30 Dinners to Make for Your Preacher

There are special guests whose company is not to be missed, not even for a minute to check the chicken or toss the salad! These dinner recipes are …

Cooking

Bad habits you must immediately break to improve your life in the next 100 days

Habits define us. And nothing sabotages your creativity and productive life quite like bad habits. In the words of <b>Samuel Johnson</b> “The chains of habit …

Self-improvement

5 Bean Recipes To Add To Your Meal-Prep Rotation ASAP

We're huge proponents of dedicating one night a week to meal prep (to avoid all those $14 lunch salads or last-minute food deliveries at the end of a …

Healthy Eating

5 Smart and Effective Ways to Discipline your Child

Mighty Mommy shares five smart approaches to discipline that will help redirect naughty behaviors and get your child to think twice before making a …

Parenting

13 Things Highly Successful People Do Not Waste Their Mental Energy On

Highly successful people (regardless of the variety of ways one could define being “successful”) all seem to understand a few core principles. Chief among them is that it is not your time, but your energy, that is limited each day and therefore, needs to be carefully managed.<p>This is why you hear …

Self-improvement

23 Cleaning Hacks Literally Everyone Needs To Know

It’s time to clean house with these time and money-saving cleaning hacks that make the chores I abhor the most, an easy check off my to-do list. …

Cool Stuff

Palantir has secretly been using New Orleans to test its predictive policing technology

Palantir deployed a predictive policing system in New Orleans that even city council members don’t know about<p>In May and June 2013, when New Orleans’ murder rate was the sixth-highest in the United States, the Orleans Parish district attorney handed down two landmark racketeering indictments against …

‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in …

Steve Bannon

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color in the U.S. and abroad. Here’s what he found.<p>It is November 2, 1930, and <i>National Geographic</i> has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of …

Dangerous, growing, yet unnoticed: the rise of America's white gangs

White gangs are less covered by the media, and less punished – even though 53% of gang members in Mississippi are white<p>When he was 13, three white teenage boys beat Benny Ivey. They aimed for his chest as his back pressed against the wall of his friend’s house in Florence, Mississippi. The skinny …

Benny

“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades

A recording salvaged from three miles deep tells the story of the doomed “El Faro,” a cargo ship engulfed by a hurricane.<p>I. “The Clock Is Ticking”<p>In the darkness before dawn on Thursday, October 1, 2015, an American merchant captain named Michael Davidson sailed a 790-foot U.S.-flagged cargo ship,</i> …

The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma

I never got any help, any kind of therapy. I never told anyone.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>X⁠—<p>Last week I returned to Amherst. It’s been years since I was there, the time we met. I was hoping that you’d show up again; I even …

Mind

Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here's how that could change.

<i>Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series entitled Map to the Middle Class, which is being jointly published by NBCNews.com and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The series will examine how schools can</i> …

College & University