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Want to fix policing? Start with a better 911 system.

Want to fix policing? Start with a better 911 system.

Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Black child, was playing with a toy pellet gun in a Cleveland park when a police car arrived on the scene. Within moments of exiting his squad car, officer Timothy Loehmann shot and killed Rice. The surveillance video of the November 2014 shooting garnered worldwide attention, and Rice remains a symbol…
Get A Head Start On Memorial Day Deals With These Major Fashion Sales

Get A Head Start On Memorial Day Deals With These Major Fashion Sales

When we say big, we really mean big, as shoppers can expect even deeper discounts than usual this year as retailers both big and small hope to keep consumers spending despite the current coronavirus pandemic and its disastrous impact on the economy. It can be tricky to keep track of all the deals as they…
Facebook will start nudging users who have “liked” coronavirus hoaxes

Facebook will start nudging users who have “liked” coronavirus hoaxes

Facebook just announced another step in trying to set the record straight about misleading information about the novel coronavirus on its platform. In the coming weeks, the company will start directing people who have previously “liked,” reacted, or commented on “harmful misinformation” about Covid-19 to information from more authoritative sources, such as a myth-busters website…
Exactly How To Start Running, According To An Expert

Exactly How To Start Running, According To An Expert

The mental recovery is key. Running, at first, is hard! It's tough to find a sustainable pace, and you can feel achy, off-rhythm, and out of breath. All of that will get easier over time — but only if you don't quit entirely. Knowing you only have to keep up a job for a finite number…
Start Preparing: Here’s When Mercury Will Be In Retrograde In 2020

Start Preparing: Here’s When Mercury Will Be In Retrograde In 2020

“Retrogrades are a time for the three Rs: Review, Reflect, and Reassess, while Mercury governs your attitudes, communication and friendships,” astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo, author of Astrology For Real Relationships, previously told Refinery29. “We are meant to internally clarify our thoughts at this time, and even if it's annoying, it's a useful event.” 
The Last New Moon Of The Decade Is Here, & It’s Time To Start Fresh

The Last New Moon Of The Decade Is Here, & It’s Time To Start...

Capricorn isn’t exactly known for being a people-pleaser, so be mindful of how you speak to others. “You may not want to express your emotions, due to the moon in Capricorn — but Jupiter’s  presence may make it hard for you not to,” Stardust explains. “As always, be kind and gentle with yourself and others. Embrace…
8 Small Business Owners On What It’s Really Like To Start Your Own Company

8 Small Business Owners On What It’s Really Like To Start Your Own Company

Amy Seder, Co-Founder of Away Lands What is your business? Away Lands is a film and photography production company I founded with my now-fiancé. We focus on travel and lifestyle imagery on a wide variety of scales — from working with brands, hotels, and tourism boards directly with just the two us, to large full-production…
John Bolton left because Trump wouldn’t let him start a war

John Bolton left because Trump wouldn’t let him start a war

John Bolton’s ouster as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser reveals something important: Even the deepest Washington insider and pro-war advocate can fail to push this commander in chief to start a major conflict. When Bolton joined the administration in April 2018, the worry was that the arch nationalist hawk would convince the war-averse Trump…
This Celeb-Loved Indie Brand Just Landed At Nordstrom — But Got Its Start On Instagram

This Celeb-Loved Indie Brand Just Landed At Nordstrom — But Got Its Start On...

In 2015, the Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Adina Kamkhatchi was just like a lot of other people using Instagram to document their lives. In her case, it was posting photos of the accessories that she was assembling by hand in her parents' kitchen in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Using a combination of YouTube tutorials and a knack for…
Teen TV needs more stories about boys of color. David Makes Man is a good start.

Teen TV needs more stories about boys of color. David Makes Man is a...

In Watch This, Vox critic at large Emily VanDerWerff tells you what she’s watching on TV — and why you should watch it too. Read the archives here. This week: the brand new OWN drama David Makes Man, whose first season airs Wednesdays at 10 pm Eastern. You can watch the show’s first episode for…

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