Lifestyle

What To Do When You Aren’t Home For The Holidays

Whether you can’t afford it or you have to work, sometimes going home for the holidays isn’t an option. While it may be disappointing, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a fulfilling and fun time on your own.  1. Link Up With People Who Also Didn’t Go Home For The …

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Surviving Christmas With A Crackhead

– blogged by: @mranthonyb I’ll be the first to say that drug addiction, mental disorders, & family dysfunction are not laughing matters. However, if you don’t find some sort of humor in dealing with your insane kinfolk, eventually you’ll implode. We all know that the holidays are awkward enough for …

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Christmas On The Beach: When Mother Nature Doesn’t Like Traditions

In every Christmas story, every Christmas movie, every Christmas video, there’s always a beautiful, white, snowy setting with children making snowmen, couples ice skating, snow-covered mountains and families snuggled in front of fireplaces…the typical Christmas-y vibe.  But some parts of the country (and world), can’t relate to any of the …

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Who Can Say The “N” Word?

Have you seen the 2011 clip from the HBO special ”Talking Funny,” of Chris Rock sitting with Jerry Seinfeld, Ricky Gervais and Louis CK discussing the infamous “N” word? It seems like every year there’s a need to address this topic and while it’s been answered numerous times already, let’s …

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts

We are down to the last couple of shopping days before Christmas. Hopefully, you’re just about done, but if you haven’t even started yet, then you might want to have an idea of what to get before heading out into the crowds.  If shopping for small children, you can never …

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The Value Of The Black Dollar

Secure the bag has become a popular phrase in Black culture, but aside from getting money, do you know the true value of the dollars we amass as a community? While it’s no secret that African Americans are seemingly a minority in the total US population, consumers of color spend …

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Confessions of a Side Chick – Part 1

  In recent months I have been asked the same question multiple times in many different ways, “How do you know so much about being a side chick?” Well, the answer is simple, I have been one. (Shocking? Surely not) I highly doubt that this confession is shocking in the least, …

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The Social Media Effect

Are you old enough to remember life before social media? The days of long telephone cords and cordless phones. When you knew everyone’s number by heart and call waiting was the best thing in the world? When you actually went outside to enjoy life versus wasting hours scrolling to see …

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Some Mindsets You Need To Leave In 2018 (Part 1)

As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to start thinking about our new year resolutions. Now, I don’t usually make lists, however, as a Life Coach I inspire people to complete Vision Boards and other visual tools, but whatever works best for you is fine. This year, I …

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Cyber Monday Deals Continues

If you got money saved after racking up for Black Friday, then you can still catch some amazing steals at very low prices during Cyber Monday. The unofficial holiday sales are expected to set a record of $7.8 billion dollars which is nearly 18% up from last year, according to …

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