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Health

The Beauty Diet: It’s Not Just Aesthetics

“Diets? To think there is a general one that works for all is, to be frank, a true illusion. Because it’s ridiculous to think that each of us, with our own metabolisms, habits, and nutritional needs can adjust to a diet that adapts to all types of people, very different among them”. Professor Evelina Flachi, who teaches a Nutrition […]

Fashion

Pushing the Boundaries of Black Style

THE best posts on the style blog Street Etiquette find its principals, Travis Gumbs and Joshua Kissi, in motion. As opposed to the fascistically frozen street-style snaps of The Sartorialist and others, these pictures are styled and plotted fictions but also affecting ones, depicting a pair of young black men taking ownership not just of […]

Fashion

A Fashion Line’s Old-World Branding Evokes Bygone Glamour

Honor, a fashion line started by designer Giovanna Randall, is designed to look like a revival of an old couture Italian fashion house, complete with crests, gold-foil stamping, and stationery that Grace Kelly would have loved. For an industry that prides itself on its one-day-you’re-in-next-day-you’re-out ethos, fashion is nevertheless mindful of its own history, where […]

Entrepreneurs

Do You Really Have What it Takes to Run a Business?

Few people are suited to be their own bosses. Most people want a regular work routine. Their lives are based on forty-hour work weeks and steady paychecks. When people tell me they want to start their own business, I ask them whether they can really live without regular income. I tell them to talk to […]

Young Professionals

Social Media Tools For Your Job Search

Searching for your next career opportunity can be a frustrating and tiresome process. Thankfully, there are an unprecedented number of free tools and resources to alleviate some of the stress and ease the time commitment of trying to secure a new job. The key is identifying the tools that suit your needs and maximizing their […]

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Reverbnation Helping New Artists Rise

Many individuals looking for their big break in the entertainment industry, have began to use other online outlets to showcase their talent to the masses.
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Tyler Perry TV?

Word has it that Lionsgate and Tyler Perry  are teaming up to create the filmmaker’s own cable TV channel. The venture is to be called TylerTV, according to The NY Times who received the tip from an anonymous indust...
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Tricks to Avoid Impulse Buys

The Holiday season is upon us and you are mostly likely you are feeling the pressure to accommodate the demands that come with the season. Well this is the time to treat your wallet with respect so you wont have that “Wha...
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Let Go & Enjoy the Ride

Sitting back and actually taking in my accomplishments and life experiences is something that I seldom do. That sounds terrible, I know. But, earlier this week, I found myself between a rock and a hard place. Like many, I have ...
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Can You Count on Your Community Bank?

For  years, the conventional wisdom was that small, community-based banks were good places for entrepreneurs to do their banking. It was easier to build a relationship with a local loan officer who lived in — and cared a...
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Kick Ass In Business and Life

So you’ve made your mind up, you don’t want to work for anyone but yourself.
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TV

Who Wants to Work for Diddy?

I’m not sure about you, but I can promise you, there’s no way I would want to work for Diddy. Don’t get me wrong, I respect the man, but some of the tasks he has the cast of this season’s
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TV

Top 8 Reality Shows of 2010

The year is almost over, but before it ends, we decided to take a look at some of the reality shows that graced our screens throughout the year.
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ETC

The Power of Thinking INSIDE the Box

People often say, “Try to think outside of the box,” when you are in a complex situation or making a difficult decision. However, have you ever wondered what would happen if you did the opposite and thought inside the box t...
by DeAndra Harrison
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Picture Perfect: Tisha Brenee

Tisha Brenee’, was introduced to high fashion, glamor and gilts at a young age while growing up in Flint, Michigan. Living with a house full of models, actors and designers, she began to develop an eye for style and discovere...
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“TI & Tiny: Family Hustle” NYC Screening

Last night VH1 and Akoo Clothing hosted the premiere of TI’s new reality series – TI & Tiny: Family Hustle. Press, bloggers and celebrities, including Swizz Beats, were on hand at Yotel in NYC for the event. TI ...
by Genel Ambrose
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BET’s The Deal

Not since Ralph McDaniel’s Video music box or Tigger’s The Basement has Hip Hop had a show that commemorates both its spirit and tenacity.
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