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Try This 8-Minute Core Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Follow these directions for a quick core workout. Remember, you don’t have to spend a ton of time doing core work, but you must make the core work …

This Is the Coretta Scott King Letter That Elizabeth Warren Was Prevented From Reading in the Senate

Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced on Tuesday night during the Senate debate over the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General …

Emma Stone’s personal trainer tells us how to get super fit at home, no equipment required

Beloved by A-listers including Hilary Duff, Bradley Cooper, and Emma Stone, personal trainer Jason Walsh is a notorious ass-kicker who can whip …

Byaldi (Provençal Vegetable Casserole)

<b>Ingredients</b><p>4 medium yellow onions, peeled, quartered lengthwise and cut into thin slices<br>• 1/4 cup canola oil<br>• 1 tablespoon butter<br>• Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper<br>• 4 ripe Roma tomatoes, cored and sliced 1/8 inch thick<br>• 1 medium zucchini, cut 1/8 inch thick<br>• 1 medium yellow squash, cut 1/8 inch …

A white man asked a black C-SPAN guest how to fight his own racial prejudice. Her answer was great.

“What can I do to change? You know, to be a better American?”<p>When Heather McGhee, president of the public policygroup Demos, got a question from a caller during her appearance at C-SPAN, it was not about the progressive ideals her group is known for. The question, instead, was about a different …

The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they've failed to reckon with history. Fifty years after Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report “The Negro Family” tragically helped create this …

Criminology

6 Essential Stretches to Reduce Back Pain

Low back pain can have many causes, including tight or weak back, ab or core muscles, muscle sprains or strains, or a herniated disc. This stretching …

Yoga

25 Simple Interior Designer Tips To Renovate Your Home On A Budget

Whether you have just purchased new furniture or you are looking for something to give you a little pick-me-up, you can transform your home with …

Home Decorating

Practically Magic: DIY Projects Using Rot Resistant & Insect Repelling Cedar Wood

Cedar is known for its rot resistant properties, not to mention its ability to repel insects. It comes in a nice smelling package to boot! All this …

The Biggest Decor Trends the Year You Were Born

Some ideas were surprisingly ahead of their time, while others haven't exactly aged well.<p>Interior tastes evolve a bit slower than hairstyles or fashion, but you'd be surprised at how much can change from year to year. The frills of the '40s, the eclectic '70s, the pastel explosion of the '80s — …

Kim Kardashian And North West Rock Matching Dresses To Celebrate Kanye's Birthday

North really is her mum's mini-me.<p>Kim Kardashian stepped out to celebrate her husband Kanye West's birthday in a figure-hugging lace and satin slip …

Power Pause: How to Curb Your Shopping and Save Major Money

When it comes to shopping, the urge to buy something can easily supersede self-control. We've all talked ourselves into purchasing something that we …

Clothing

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to eat. Eating a Mediterranean diet can help your …

Healthy Eating

4 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Well-Connected People

The reality is that the more influencers you know, the better your chances of realizing greater success.<p>When we see an incredible success story, many of us entertain the notion of a lone entrepreneur, hustling day and night to bring his or her dream to life. But that rarely happens.<p>Mark Zuckerberg …

23 Brownies That Are Almost Too Powerful

"This is too much chocolate." —said no one, ever.

How Our Country Fails Black Women and Girls

And why we need to talk about it.<p><i>The following was delivered before the Congressional Caucus for Black Women and Girls earlier today.</i><p>I hold a professorship named for one of the most extraordinary Americans to live in the twentieth century. Born in 1928, Maya Angelou experienced childhood poverty …

How liberals invented segregation: The real history of race, equality and our Founding Fathers

Even for reform-minded Founding Fathers, “separate but equal” was more important than “all men are created equal”<p>Edward Coles had a lot on his mind. In July 1814 he was private secretary to James Madison and spent his days managing the president’s business at a time of war. The United States had …

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Effective Weight Loss

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been hailed as a superfood containing a huge variety of nutrients, and it also helps with various ailments, including …

Alternative Medicine

20 Quick Easy Dinner Ideas That Turn Meals Into Minutes

20 Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas That Make Meals in Minutes<p>Written by: Mike Matthews<p><b>If “what’s for dinner?” is the last thing you want to think about</b> …

A Homemade Stain Remover

Let's be honest — kids are dirty little creatures. They spill everything. Plus there are paint stains from the budding artist, and grass and dirt …

Account Suspended

Here's how to create the perfect household budget

Study your past bills and track all of your current spending to help keep it in check. Knowing your resources and limits will curb impulse buys.<p>Part …

Personal Finance

The Best 50 Colleges for African Americans

Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions black students will make in their lives. Here's our definitive list of the schools that …

8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to Be More Productive

When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie?<p>When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

Everything old is new again.<p>There's no shortage of online tutorials about painting furniture. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found issues with a lot of these tutorials — the paint chips, the finishes aren't smooth, the paint …

How to start a business with almost no money

You're willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal revenue for a while.<p>But there's one logistical hurdle stopping you: You don't have much money.<p><b>Related: 7 Myths About Starting a Business That I Used to Believe</b><p>On the surface, this seems like a major problem, …

Small Business