How to Get the Summer Booty and Legs We All Want

Are you guilty of over-complicating your workout? With the prevalence of social media, it is easy to feel that your current workout will not work unless you incorporate more intricate exercises.  Instagram has all kinds of gismos you simply must use and elaborate routines you should do for the ultimate ‘glute activation’. All the resistance bands in the world won’t help you achieve your #bootygoals if you haven’t mastered the basics. So before you get all fancy, get comfortable with lunges, squats, deadlifts and hip thrusts.

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Curvy, Curly, Conscious: The Melanin Wellness Queen Shelah Marie

When you discover who Shelah Marie is you can’t help but gravitate towards the mystique of this melanin queen. From her gorgeous tresses, natural curves, humor, and holistic spiritualistic vibe, it is quite apparent that Shelah is not your average “rapper’s girlfriend.” Known as Ace Hood's better half in the entertainment world, yet affectionately known as "The Shelah Marie" for melanin women on social media seeking self-care inspiration.

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The Rhythm Method: Mindful, Hormone-Free Birth Control

Birth control can be complicated, costly and uncomfortable. With all of the birth control options available to us, it can be overwhelming to choose between an IUD, implant, or pill. Ideally, most women in monogamous relationships deciding to not use condoms, would prefer a hormone-free, implant-free, and surgery-free method to prevent pregnancy. Of course any birth control method omitting condoms does not protect against the risk of STIs. This article is not intended to avoid the use of safe sexual behavior. Before proceeding to read this article be sure that you and your partner have been tested.

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4 Natural Spring Detox Remedies

Spring is the perfect time to cleanse your home, purge your closets, and even do a cleanse of your body. Too often we spend so much time cleaning our homes, closets, and even social media but we forget our own bodies.Cleansing your body is so much more than your typical detox tea or juice cleanse. It’s about stimulating the pathways that help your body get rid of toxins and all of the junk that we are exposed to on a daily basis.

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Practicing Self-Awareness When You Are Emotionally Drained

According to, PsychCentral, stress, hormonal imbalances, lack of sleep, poor eating habits, and depression, are just a few contributing factors. Emotional melt downs happen. Science tells us why. So what now? Bury yourself deep into your bedroom covers, eat 5 pounds of chocolate, and call your best-friend to complain about how miserable life is? NOPE. Next time you’re feeling an emotional hot-mess try practicing self-awareness by asking yourself these candid, yet, solution-oriented questions.

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The Memoir of a Daddy's Girl: Continuing The Bernie Mac Legacy

Known as the daughter of the late-great comedian and actor, Bernie Mac, this Chicago native, divorcee and mother-of-one has struggled for years to maintain control of her life. Following the death of her famed father, Je’Niece experienced uphill battles that centered around family drama, depression and suicidal thoughts. Fighting to put the pieces of her life back together, Je’Niece learned lessons on faith, victory and self-love. 

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Gratitude the Major Key to Happiness

Practicing daily gratitude is a positive psychological intervention you can work towards incorporating in your daily lifestyle. It requires very little commitment, just simply a shift in your attitude and deliberate mindfulness. It begins with looking at all situations whether good or bad from a positive perspective. Will you begin to look at the glass as half full or half empty?

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The Pink Sistah: Diagnosed at 26

To my sisters who have been diagnosed with anything terminal, please remember that it is okay to put YOU first.  Sometimes you must remove the cape from your back and cater to yourself. Be assured that a diagnosis of any terminal illness is not a death sentence, but a battle you win every day that you wake up with your mind made up to fight! So FIGHT sisters, because you are already victorious.

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Janie Lacy Interview: Relationship Expert + Psychotherapist

Known for working with individuals and couples involved in difficult, toxic and sometimes destructive relationships, Janie Lacy, has successfully used her passion for counseling and professional experiences to heal the lives of people everywhere. This notable relationship coach and psychotherapist enjoys educating and advising others on dating, addictions, mental health, anger management, parenting and more. 

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Ms. Do It All

God has equipped each and every one of us with gifts. He never intended for us to try and do everything ourselves. God values each unique aspect of who you are and appreciates what each of us brings to the table. What God has equipped me to do may be different than what God wants you to do. We have to learn to work in our distinct areas in order to accomplish God’s mission and keep our sanity.

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ENDOMETRIOSIS: THE PAINFUL REALITY OF MY UTERUS AND JOURNEY TO TREATMENT

The advice I would give to another women suffering with this disease, is that it is not just a disease of “painful periods.” You HAVE to educate yourself. This is not a disease where you can take a back seat and allow your doctor to make the best decisions for you. You have to be your own advocate, and you have to continue to fight even when you’re not taken seriously. 

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I AM STRONGER THAN LUPUS

If you’re dealing with any form of lupus, know that you are STRONG. No matter how weak this disease makes you feel, you’re dealing with something that most people couldn’t bear to deal with on a daily basis. Regularly, we’re forced to face the idea of our own mortality, never knowing if an unexpected health decline health is awaiting us around the corner. But you, YOU, were built for this butterfly. 

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