How to Truly Love Yourself


Self-love is the only effective and worthwhile ‘self-help’ practice.

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How I Got Pregnant



This time last year I was hella pregnant with baby #2.

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Celebrating Black Women's Firsts in 2017

Emmy Winner Lena Waithe

 By Winnie Gaturu 

You’d imagine that having a first for a black woman would be rare in 2017 but it’s not. There are black women breaking barriers everyday all around us. Whether it's in school, work, politics or in seemingly normal activities, there are firsts happening everywhere. Since it is human nature to admire people you can identify with, it is crucial for black women, especially young girls, to see black women making major achievements in life. Each first opens a new door we never thought of opening. It motivates black women and shows us that we can all be firsts. Right now, we celebrate some of the women who've paved the way for us in many different ways. Here are 10 black women’s firsts in 2017! 

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Travel Truths: The Realities of Living Abroad


Anquanette Gaspard in Plaza de Espana in Seville via onshegoes.com 

By Anquanette Gaspard 
 It was 8:30 a.m. and I was standing at a bus stop in Valencia, Spain, trying to figure out why Autob├║s 41 wasn’t running that day. With signage in a foreign language and Google Translate failing on me due to shoddy cellular service, it took every ounce of my being to fight the urge to go home to watch old episodes of Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix rather than figure out how to get to my intended destination. The observance of a Spanish holiday changed the regular bus schedule, and my language school didn’t inform students of this holiday since it didn’t affect the school’s schedule. However, it did affect almost everything else, like operating hours at government offices, the post office, and shops around the city. Once I realized that the bus wasn’t coming, I was forced to decide if I should take the 30-minute walk to school to face four grueling hours of Spanish lessons or call it quits on a day that had barely started.

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How to Wash Braided Hair, the Right Way



By Mary Wolff

When it comes to hairstyles that make life easier, braids are a top choice. They look great, last for weeks, and protect strands from damage. When it comes to care, some curlies are confused about washing braided hair. Let’s break down the basic and put your mind at ease.

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