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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Music Review: Tha Carter IV

“Tha Carter IV” has arrived with gargantuan expectations that Lil Wayne cannot match. How could he? The last installment in the New Orleans rapper’s “Carter” series, “Tha Carter III,” w...
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Should Google Censor A Dogfighting Game?

If you believe violent video games should be censored because they dehumanize people, you’ve got your work cut out for you. For starters, the Supreme Court is decidedly not on your side; see, for example, the decisions in...
by Socialtik Mag
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How to Compromise at Work

Is comprise a bad word these days? If you’ve paid attention to Washington over the last few weeks, you might think so. In fact, watching the dysfunctional reality show on Capitol Hill is a classic example of what happens when...
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VMA Wrap-Up

The hostless MTV Video Music Awards just wrapped up and, guys, Beyoncé is pregnant. As befits an award show that could bring us such joyous news, these VMAs were pretty much a hoot. Sure, there were (as always at the VMAs) s...
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What The Stars Wore On The VMA’s Red Carpet

This years MTV’s Video Choice Awards were filled with many great performances and surprises. Each year music and fashion fans tune in to see who ultimately had the hottest songs and who was the best dressed on the red car...
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How to use Coupons for Big Savings

Do you see people in line at the supermarket handing over a wad of coupons and saving a ton of cash at the register? Does a little twinge of envy and wonder well up in your chest? Well, there’s no need to be jealous. You, too...
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The Blackbelt: Vexed over Sex and an Ex

Dear Blackbelt, My ex boyfriend and I were together for two years.  We had normal relationship issues, but for the most part, things were great.  We even talked about our wedding.  Admittedly, I may have pushed the topic, bu...
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Making Facebook Work For Your Business

The craze in social media networking is a race between Facebook and Twitter, but how can this help your business? As a new entrepreneur, you have to find ways to relate to your consumers, and 9 times out of 10, they are on Face...
by DeAndra Harrison
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Beyonce Glistens + Rihanna Cheers

She may not know much about algebra, but when it comes to music videos, Beyoncé’s expertise is unmatched. Queen B premiered the video for her power ballad “1+1″ on E!, just days before her performance at MTV&...
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TV is Killing You

Jersey Shore is killing you—and not just by destroying your will to live. A new British Journal of Sports Medicine study found that—on average—your life expectancy decreases nearly 22 minutes with every hour of television...
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AT&T to Simplify Texting Plans

AT&T confirmed today that it will slim down its text-messaging service plans, offering customers either unlimited messages for a flat monthly fee, or a pay-per-text service. The company is eliminating its middle-of-the-road...
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