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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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Breezy and RiRi Resparking Love via Twitter?

Twitter was in a tizzy this weekend when R&B croner Chris Brown favorited a tweet Rihanna posted featuring lyrics from her new single “We Found Love.” Brown later deleted the tweet that read: “Sometimes i...
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Artist On the Rise: Lauriana Mae

Let’s just cut to the chase: music needs Lauriana Mae. Name doesn’t ring a bell? Well, it’s time for you to get acquainted. To put it simply, this girl can blow. But don’t take my word for it. Check out the video be...
by Genel Ambrose
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Do You Have a Bright Idea at Your Fingertips?

The facts are sobering: the majority of small businesses fail within five years of starting up. While there are many reasons that businesses fail, including some that have nothing to do with an owner’s skills, it’s also...
by Socialtik Mag
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When too much work, bores you…

You’re sitting in your cubicle, bored out of your mind. As usual. You wonder whether you could ever feel satisfied and challenged at work. You wonder whether it’s normal to feel this restless. I mean, your job sounds good o...
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How Ugly Do We Look After Exercising?

Reaaaaaaaaal ugly. We all know we aren’t at our most attractive after working out. But how bad could we possibly look? I mean really? Bad. Extraordinarily bad. Like we-shouldn’t-go-out-in-public bad. Nick-Nolte-on-a-ben...
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So You Think You Can be a Designer?

Sometimes Fashion Designing sounds like a dream job, right? Unfortunately, it can also be one of the hardest professions to get into. However, with hard work, it can be done. There are many types of Fashion Designers. Some work...
by Socialtik Mag
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MLK Gets Home on National Mall

On the 48th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech, a towering memorial will honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as a man of peace among the many monuments to wars and presidents in the nation’s capital....
by Socialtik Mag
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Be Persistent or Revolve? The Keys to a Successful Startup

Every entrepreneur eventually faces an overriding challenge in developing a successful product: deciding when to pivot and when to persevere. A pivot is structured course correction designed to test a new fundamental hypothesis...
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Look Smarter; Work Faster

Businesses are really pushing efficiency of their work force, doing everything they can to get more out of their employees. More and more of our daily tasks are becoming computer-centric and many people, young professionals inc...
by DeAndra Harrison
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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...
by Socialtik Mag
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5 Steps to Getting Your Business Up and Running

If you’re reading this, it means you’re interested in starting a business. Now it’s time to focus your entrepreneurial spirit using the following five steps. 1. Look for that “aha” moment Sometimes...
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BET’s Senior Publicist Leaving at the Top of Her Game

What is most striking, is that at the top of her game, she has decided to take a leave of absence from her job and go back to school……in London!
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