Soma Umeozulu

25 Flips | 11 Magazines | 28 Likes | 9 Following | 1 Follower | @somaumeozulu | Keep up with Soma Umeozulu on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Soma Umeozulu”

Robert Reich: 7 hard truths Democrats must acknowledge if they want a better future

<b>(Star Shooter/mediapunch/ipx AP/Matt Rourke)</b><p>If Dems don’t understand these truths and fail to do what’s needed, a third party will emerge to fill the void<p>Robert Reich<p>January 22, 2017 2:59pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>The ongoing contest between the Hillary Clinton and …

Where Even Nightmares Are Classified: Psychiatric Care at Guantánamo

Every day when Lt. Cmdr. Shay Rosecrans crossed into the military detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, she tucked her medical school class ring into her bra, covered the name on her uniform with tape and hid her necklace under her T-shirt, especially if she was wearing a cross.<p>She tried to …

Team Trump is already filled with Washington insiders

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> To shape his administration, President-elect Donald Trump is drawing squarely from the "swamp" he has pledged to drain.<p>Trump's transition team is staffed with long-time Washington experts and lobbyists from K Street, think tanks and political offices.<p>It's a far cry from Trump's …

Donald Trump

The seven books that won’t be in your high school English curriculum, but you should definitely read

I sometimes wonder if the worst possible way to raise a lifelong reader is to expose them to high school English classes. It’s not that these …

Books

20 Amazing Books To Read For The Rest Of 2016

It's been a great summer, right? Full of things to do and see and places to be and explore. And you've probably spent your long days reading your fill of amazing books (beach-oriented or otherwise), all of which we're guessing were a lot less disappointing than this summer's movie duds. (What's …

Penguin Random House

Song of the Summer 2016: Industry Insiders Pick Their Favorites

For EW’s new Summer Must List—the one with Nick Jonas on the cover, on newsstands now—we asked industry insiders and top artists to peer into their …

25 Bad Words That Make Other People Feel Inferior

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know that in every language, there are more negative words than positive ones? It seems we need lots of words to describe our negative feelings, but we're content with a handful of positive ones.<p>For instance, researchers have …

Five weak words you should avoid—and what to use instead

When I first began writing, I was unsure of myself. My sentences were filled with meaningless words and fillers. What I didn’t realize is that by using them I was sabotaging myself and my writing.<p>Weak words can sneak into our writing anywhere, anytime—and when they do, they destroy the power of our …

The Fascinating Origin Stories of 7 Famous Novels

These days, everyone knows what an origin story is thanks to superhero movies and comic books. We’ve now seen multiple iterations of the origin story …

Literature

Teen Girls And Social Media: A Story Of 'Secret Lives' And Misogyny

Social media and dating apps are putting unprecedented pressures on America's teen girls, author Nancy Jo Sales says. Her new book, <i>American Girls,</i> opens with a story about one 13-year-old who received an Instagram request for "noodz" [nude photos] from a boy she didn't know very well.<p>"When I was a …

Oregon standoff? Call it a 'Y'all Qaeda' attack, say Internet users

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dozens of heavily armed white people have taken over a federal government building in Oregon, so why aren't they being called — you know, terrorists?<p>That's the question Internet users are asking after anti-government protesters, some armed with semi-automatic weapons, seized control over a …

National Guard

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it? Chances are, you’ve been asked a similar question at some point in your life, and believe the concept of different “learning styles” is perfectly valid. But, as …

U.S. Health Care Is Failing My Patients

When I was called to the Emergency Room to admit a patient from a nursing home, I was surprised to learn that the patient was only in her 30s.<p>Reading …

Mental Health

The hidden medical epidemic few women have been willing to talk about, until now

When Carmel Price's mother had an operation six years ago, Price helped her in the hospital but never really knew what the procedure was for. "I heard that she was having 'reconstructive surgery,' like that her organs had moved around and they were putting them back where they belonged," said …

Goldie Taylor—Cop Used Whiteness as His Weapon to Rape Black Women

“Is this the first time you sucked a white cock?” Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw asked as he bent over his victim. “You’re gonna have …

Justice

Why Critiques of the Campus Rape Documentary The Hunting Ground Only Prove its Point

Critics of the hit documentary <i>The Hunting Ground</i> - which illuminates in damning detail the prevalence of sexual violence at American universities - are ramping up their attacks just in time for <i>The Hunting Ground</i>'s prime time debut on CNN this Sunday, November 22. And if they aren't careful, their …

Dogs look like their owners – it’s a scientific fact

The canine “mini-me” reveals a narcissistic tendency within us all – a trait that may also be shaping your love life, says David Robson. (Photography by Gerrard Gethings.)<p>Go to any park, and you will see the strange phenomenon of the canine mini-me. Maybe it’s a bearded hipster, accompanied by a …

Pets

What I Learned Teaching Black Students

When I graduated from college I knew two things, my husband and I were moving to Atlanta, and I was going to work in the inner city. I had taken my mandatory multi-cultural education class, and taken an elective intercultural communication class. I prided myself on how much I thought I knew about …

Teaching

The St. Paul’s rape trial was horrific—and exactly what American women should have expected

The St. Paul’s School rape trial was sickening for so many reasons, but it was far from unusual. The treatment of the victim, the gender-skewed jury, and the paltry one-year jail sentence were all par for the course.<p>In fact, New Hampshire is better than elsewhere in the US, as it at least legally …

Porn is manipulating the lives of teen girls. It has to stop

Online pornography has now become so normal that you can follow its stars on Instagram and watch it during breaks at work. But at what cost, asks Radhika Sanghani<p>In 2015, admitting that you watch porn is not going to elicit much of a reaction. Unless you’re the Pope, no one really cares if you’ve …

27 Art Destinations Around The World To Visit Before You Die

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

Art

12 Harry Potter-inspired school supplies for wizards and muggles alike

Whether you’re heading back to Hogwarts, Beauxbatons, Durmstrang, the Salem Witches Institute or a school for *shudder* Muggles, you’re going to need …