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We can’t forget how racist institutions shaped homeownership in America

Nowadays it is increasingly rare to encounter studies of residential segregation and racial inequality in the United States that do not reckon with the history of discrimination. Still in many scholarly settings and popular venues, our debates concerning urban change and opportunity are distorted …

Urban Design

7 Self-Defeating Psychological Habits That Stymie Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The last thing any of us want to do is get in our own way of succeeding. Yet, despite this great intention much of the way our psyches operate is from the unconscious. Whatever is unconscious can wreak havoc on our path to success. To …

Self-improvement

2 Important Facebook Tips for Teachers

July 21, 2015<br>Facebook is one of the most popular social networking platform among teens and students. From socializing to organizing study groups, …

15 Things Happy People Avoid At All Costs

Some people would rather be miserable.<p>Sure, if they had more time or money to do the things they enjoy <i>then</i> they’d be happy.<p>But that’s never gonna …

Happiness

Bean Dip Recipe

<b>Healthy 6-Layer Dip Recipe</b><br>Makes 10 servings<p>1 15-oz can of low-sodium refried black beans (look for a can with just two ingredients listed: black beans and salt)<br>Prepared taco seasoning with no artificial ingredients (recommended: Trader Joe's taco seasoning mix)<br>2 avocados<br>1 lime, halved<br>2 Tbsp chopped …

These Kids Let Their Dad Color their Drawings. This was the Result

Yesterday reddit user Tatsputin uploaded an album of drawings by his kids that he colored in while on business trips. Every month the father of two …

Easy Homemade Lunch

<b>Combine Textures and Flavors</b><br>The most satisfying salads contain a filling protein, something salty, something crunchy, something sweet, and something tangy (P.S. You're totally allowed to have one ingredient check off multiple categories). When we were at the event, we combined edamamae (a protein) …

Cartoon Kurt Cobain Talks About School, Punk, Sexuality in 1993 Interview

Nirvana fans have had a bounty of new-old content to feast on of late. There was, of course, the massive <i>In Utero</i> reissue and all of its multimedia …

Change-Your-Life Tips: 5 Little Things to Give Your Self-Esteem a Major Boost

Today marks the kickoff of the 4th annual Dove Self-Esteem Weekend program to help take care of something seen as a major problem: Six of 10 girls stop doing the things they love because they feel bad about their looks. That's why the hashtag this year is #girlsunstoppable—Dove wants girls and …

10 Modern Coloring Books That Aren’t Just for Kids

Who says you have to be a kid to love a good coloring book? Not us, that’s for sure! When we read about <i>Outside the Lines</i>, the latest cool coloring book on the art scene, we knew it was time to round up a whole bunch of modern coloring books for folks who can’t resist a good set of markers filling …

Coloring Book

Brené Brown: 3 Ways to Set Boundaries

In many ways, September feels like the busiest time of the year: The kids go back to school, work piles up after the summer's dog days and …

8 Great '90s Looks From Reality Bites That We Still Want to Rock 20 Years Later

Hey '90s lovers, here's the best news we've heard all week: <i>Reality Bites</i>, one of the most seminal movies of the decade—all about Generation X 20-somethings navigating post-collegiate life—is coming back, this time as an NBC series!<p>The film's director, Ben Stiller, and writer, Helen Childress, are …

A Saner Approach? New Ways of Treating Mental Illness

In 1999, when Jacks McNamara, a thoughtful, dark-haired artist from Oakland, was a 19-year-old junior at Brown University, she had a sudden …

5 Things Kid President Robby Novak Knows for Sure

1. Hug more, shout less.<p>That's all.<p>2. Dance already.<p>Get up and move! I have brittle bone disease, which basically means my bones are really …

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Todd Huffman<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out …

Protein Powder: Best Protein Powder

"I recommend Jay Robb's egg-white protein powder [$22.15, jayrobb.com]," says Avanti. "It's made with 100 percent natural ingredients and pure egg whites—a near perfect protein." For a good vegan alternative, Avanti suggests hemp protein powder.<p>In general, look for powders that have more grams of …

Harley Pasternak Blogs: Double-Duty Toning Exercises

Need a full-body toning routine but running short on time? Exercises that combine upper body and lower body moves in to one compound movement allow …

Vitamin B: FDA Issues Safety Alert for Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50

Sure enough, the people who filed complaints with the FDA said their symptoms ranged from fatigue, muscle pain, and missed periods to screwed-up liver and thyroid function.<p>If you've been taking Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50 and have experienced these symptoms—or any others—the FDA …

Wellness

Greatest Tampon Ad Ever. Here’s Why

Adolescence has always been a bipolar time. Girls and boys with the minds of children and the rapidly developing bodies of adults must try to …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Hiking

Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil | Shu Uemura Art of Hair®‎

Rated 5 out of 5 by Kittycat from Must Have! Pricey, but worth every penny! I had gotten a sample way back when and LOVED this! Just was able to …