How well you use words can make a lasting impression on people. Wield those words skillfully and people may perceive you in any number of positive lights--as intelligent, poised, persuasive, funny, to
For a long time, we've known about the insomniacs: The people who go bed and then toss and turn all night, unable to fall asleep. But there's another group of sleepless sufferers: Those who can't bring
As part of its cleanup for the World Cup, in 2008 the Brazilian government began a police crackdown to sweep criminals out of the urban slums known as "favelas." The government has boasted of its success
One of Jamaica's leading daily newspapers called for the elimination of the country's ban on marriage equality and its law criminalizing sodomy in an editorial published Thursday. The Jamaica Gleaner that
“Oh, it doesn’t matter what it’s in. It can be in whatever. It just shows you’re collegiate and quality. Here”–he handed me his card–”Let’s meet at the Southpoint Mall on Monday and we can start you up.
A growing achievement gap between Asian American students and their white classmates is due largely to greater work effort and cultural attitudes, not innate cognitive ability, researchers say. In a study
Mitt Romney, Grover Norquist (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton/Jonathan Ernst/Photo collage by Salon) Opponents of reparations argue that we’ve talked enough about race. But look at the way the GOP talks about
For Hire: Dedicated Young Man with Down Syndrome A father reflects on his son's search for employment Published on May 25, 2014 Jamie is my son. He is 22 years old. He is a bright, gregarious, effervescent
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will
Ask Americans to describe themselves, and chances are you'll get adjectives like "energetic," "friendly" or "hard-working." In Japan, the responses would likely be much different. "Dependent on others"
Drive on I-94 just outside Chicago between Gary and Michigan City, Ind., and you catch a glimpse of the massive sand dunes that make up the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Tucked between coal plants
And its rendering stretches almost all the way back to the Big Bang. It is, if you except the powers of human memory, the closest thing we have to a time machine. Scientists have created the first realistic
But then I got some bad news that made stretching my budget impossible. Two months ago, I started feeling ill. My doctor told me I needed to take a week off to have a series of medical tests. Every day
Business News A national food industry group says it will file suit in federal court within weeks challenging Vermont's new law that requires labels on genetically modified foods. The Grocery Manufacturers'
We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there. Today: These two dishes that might not the
Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011. "In my view, the American
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Three people were shot to death Sunday at two Jewish community facilities here after a man in his 70s opened fire, authorities said. The gunman was believed to be a longtime white
A major online security vulnerability dubbed "Heartbleed" could put your personal information at risk, including passwords, credit card information and e-mails. Heartbleed is a flaw in OpenSSL, an open-source