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Love in Action: 50 Cent

50 Cent. The name brings to mind an image of one of the most famous American rappers of the last decade. Hearing the name 50 Cent brings to mind heavy handed lyrics about his life, his come-back from the brink of death, and, of course, your birthday. Show More Summary

How Clever Lighting and Graphics Can Give New Life to Outdated Buildings 

4 hours agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The design world is full of stories about buzzy new architectural builds and gut renovations of dated structures. But the American landscape is still populated with dull or otherwise tired-looking buildings. Because it isn’t feasible...Show More Summary

Mexican Americans confront high disability rates in later life

Life expectancy for Hispanics in the US currently outpaces other ethnic groups, yet a new study finds that Mexican Americans -- especially women who were born in Mexico -- are spending a high proportion of their later years with some form of disability, a fact that suggests a growing need for community assistance and long-term care in the future.

Pro-life vid of day: American Idol contestant chooses life

by Kelli The Daily Mail shares the story of American Idol “reject” Kimberly Henderson, a mother of four who nearly aborted her little girl, Vaida Everly: In a Facebook post, Henderson, who works as a full time nurse, explains that two...Show More Summary

The truth about Spanx — a woman's dirty little secret when dressing up

The BI Life team gives us a crash course on Spanx. Spanx  is an American  hosiery  company founded in 2000 by Sara Blakely. The company mainly manufactures pantyhose and other undergarments for women and, since 2010, produces male garments. Show More Summary

Young Women, Old Music

How does adopting anachronistic styles serve an artist in her early 20s, in a day when the life span of now seems ever shorter? Three albums led by young American women out this month—Angel Olsen’s Burn Your Fire for No Witness,Show More Summary

Spirit Guides

Excerpted from Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and The Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz. Out Aug. 19, from Free Press. If you want a good education, you need to have good teachers. It seems ridiculous...Show More Summary

“My Most Offended Readers Are Ivy-Bound 18-Year-Olds”

In his introduction to Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, former Yale professor William Deresiewicz describes today’s Ivy League as a highly competent zombie factory, one thatShow More Summary

9 Things Many Americans Just Don’t Grasp (Compared to the Rest of the World)

Americans' lack of worldliness clouds their views on everything from economics to sex to religion. To hear the far-right ideologues of Fox News and AM talk radio tell it, life in Europe is hell on Earth. Taxes are high, sexual promiscuity...Show More Summary

The Glaring, Brazen Hypocrisy at the Heart of American Right-Wing Christianity

For a faith that professes to value "life" many right-wing Christians seems strangely blasé about children's rights and lives. Why do the same people who fight against abortion argue that parents should have the right to beat their children...Show More Summary

Princess Fiona, Bulldog Puppy, Saved From Euthanasia Over A Cleft Palate

14 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

A bulldog puppy is getting a second chance at life after her owner, a breeder, asked a vet to have her killed. The reason: she's not "show quality." The purebred American bulldog was born seven weeks ago in Sonoma County, California, via a C-section, according to the Sonoma Humane Society. Show More Summary

Supreme Court sides with UPS worker who alleged discrimination over pregnancy

The decision ‘is a victory for pregnant women who put the needs of their unborn children first in the workplace,’ says Americans United for Life President Charmaine Yoest.

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper: Can Work Marriages Work?

The on-screen chemistry shared by actors Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper is so true to life, it is hard to believe it isn't real. The two can be seen everywhere from Silver Linings Playbook to American Hustle to their upcoming project Serena. Show More Summary

Splash It Up! Angela Simmons Gets Her Cakes Wet In Miami

Angela Simmons Wears American Flag Bikini In Miami Angela Simmons sure is lovin’ life in Miami. The celebrity socialite was snapped on her way to the beach rockin’ this bohemian get up, complete with Birkenstocks. You likey? Angela and a

A Whale of a Tale: Karole Armitage's On the Nature of Things

My first thought as I sat in in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History when dancer Medumi Eda appeared under the scale model of a female blue whale was simply: we are so small. We are relatively small creatures, of course, as the museum space's large displays continually remind us. Show More Summary

The Root Hosts manCODE Event in NYC

180 African American men came together in New York City Thursday night to network, share insights and engage with a multi-generational panel of black men from all walks of life. The Root annual event called manCODE, sponsored by Prudential, was meant to provide a ‘safe’ space where men could speak openly about issues of family, business and social justice.

21 Reasons I Can Taste Vanilla In My Chop’t Salad

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Black Americans' quality of life starkly inequal: study

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

The state of black America is one of crisis, according to a detailed new report from the National Urban League.

In Little Italy, an Eviction Fight With a Curious Twist

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

Adele Sarno was born in the Italian enclave and has spent her whole life there. Now 85, she is being forced from her home by the Italian American Museum.

AmEx CEO sees life after Costco

American Express Co., the lender that's ending partnerships with Costco Wholesale Corp. and JetBlue Airways Corp., can still attain long-term revenue and profit forecasts, Chief Executive Officer... To view the full story, click the title link.

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