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Retirement is Easier Said Than Done: Here’s Why Taking Break From Music Benefits

When Kobe Bryant retired from basketball, it was father time for him, that’s what we “blame” for snatching away the speed, talent and tenacity of someone who once appeared more than just a mere mortal on the court. For athletes,

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6 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes So Good You Won’t Miss the Turkey

There are worse things in life than not being able to eat the Thanksgiving turkey or take a bite out of Aunt Clarise’s famous pumpkin pie. But when the whole country is happily gathered around the holiday table, it can

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Doin’ It Well: Scented Candles to Boost Your Mood and Productivity

There’s more to fragrance than scent: It’s a gateway to memories, experiences, and emotions. A walk past a florist can evoke a fleeting memory, while a whiff of coffee can cue your mind to focus at the start of the

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#KicksOfTheDay: Chuck Taylor All Star Get a Badass Makeover

Converse is shaping up its Holiday 2017 collection to be an edgy one. The Chuck Taylor All Star is given a “Velvet with Studs” and “Fur” makeover. Both packs are yin and yang to each other with the studded iteration available in

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#FitnessFriday: Boxing as Therapy

We all have stresses in our lives, and we’re all looking to take them out in a healthy way. I might be the president of “let’s find a healthy stress outlet via exercise” club. Sometimes a heart-pounding run through the park

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5 Vegan Halloween Treat Recipes That Are So Delicious, It’s Scary

Aside from spooky décor and creative costumes, Halloween revolves around sweets. Lots of them. But when your diet does not include animal products, making vegan Halloween treats is probably on your list of things to do this fall. This type of activity is

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The Pink Ribbon Turns 25: The Estée Lauder’s Breast Cancer Campaign

Breast cancer is more common than some of us think – according to statistics, around one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetimes. The Estée Lauder Companies honors the 25th Anniversary of

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Prada Unveils New Futuristic Cloudbust Sneaker

Sneakers are getting a whole new look thanks to Prada‘s new Cloudbust’s Mesh Trainer – part girl-next-door and part 2030 moods – inflected with a retro and futuristic vibe. It initially debuted in Resort 2018 show and the low-top is built with

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#SolaceSunday: Adult coloring books for your inner child

Life is but a series of trials and tribulations all bent on reclaiming our childhood sense of awe, wonder, and imagination. Jadedness comes with adulthood and learning how to combat it is essential. Some turn to yoga and meditation as a

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Cheap Therapy: Ceramics Can Help Escape your Everyday Worries

If you’ve ever pushed your hands into a piece of wet clay, you’ll probably have a sense of the therapeutic properties of the material. In the past couple of years, increasing attention has been given to the restorative and meditative

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#WellnessWednesday: How to Overcome Creative Blocks

The creative process is something very delicate. It varies from person to person, from creative to creative. It’s something different for everyone, yet there’s a common denominator that these people share: creative blocks. Creative blocks are one of the most intrusive

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5 Women Redefining The Wellness Landscape

Within the world of wellness, there is one flagrant detail that can’t be ignored: how lacking it is in diversity. Not only in terms of ethnicity, sexuality or religious belief, but also in terms of how wellness itself is interpreted

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#KicksOfTheDay: Vans Dips in a Rose Gold Trophy

Vans has covered the iconic Sk8-Hi in a gleaming rose gold. To accent the metallic cover, “Mahogany Rose” hits are placed along the side stripe and toe cap. The two-tone upper is also detailed with white laces and a matching midsole.

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Mariah Carey x M.A.C. Line Dropping This Month

M.A.C.’s holiday collections tend to have us all scuttling through our wallets. 2017’s collection in partnership with Mariah Carey is called “M.A.C. Snow Ball” and the name couldn’t be more adequate for the amount of glow the brand is sprinkling

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Why You Don’t Need Expensive Equipment To Take Great Photographs

Let’s face it, we all love a great photo. Many of us spend a little too much time on Instagram sifting through beautiful photographs instead of doing our work and we suddenly realize we’ve spent most of the day on

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Peep Amber Rose’s New Fuzzy Reebok Sneakers

Reebok is no stranger to a powerful collaborative shoe, but the newest one on its roster includes teaming up with Amber Rose, the sports brand has created a daring sneaker that’s perfect for bold women. Dubbed the “Muva Fuka,” this modified Freestyle Hi is

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“Paris Is for Lovers” Captures the Life and Work of Photographer Viktor Vauthier

Berlin-based filmmaking studio MODEST DEPARTMENT’s latest project, Paris Is for Lovers, is a personal fashion documentary centered around the French photographer and artist Viktor Vauthier, who has worked with some major brand names throughout his career, including the likes of adidas, Nike and Apple. Directed by Philipp Groth, the

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Paris: 5 Cool Concept Bars to Check Out

You’re in Paris for fashion week. Picture the scene: you’ll wander down Avenue Montaigne in your dancing shoes, listening to your Paris playlist, and swing into a rooftop bar for a cocktail (or four) served by a charming bartender. With

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Playlist: Paris Fashion Week

As Vashtie gets ready to head to Paris, here are some French sounds that will take you across the pond with her. With a mix of some renowned names like Booba and La Fouine, as well as some more up-and-coming

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#MotivationMonday: Finishing 2017 Off Strong

Pumpkin spice lattes are back in Starbucks. It’s official: summer is over and the year is winding down. But before it does, you might be looking back on your year thus far only to realize that you haven’t accomplished as

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adidas Originals Superstar Silhouette Gets a Subtle Pop of Color

The classic adidas Originals Superstar iconic model is getting two new colorways, a bright “Tactile Orange” as well as a light “Ice Pink.” The white sneaker features the pop of color on the iconic Three Stripes placed on the side. Classic gold foil

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MS.RPRSNTD: Putting Women at the Wheel

What started as a photography exhibition, featuring skateboard decks adorned with portraits of women of color, turned into a movement – an intersectional response to exclusion. Ever since the inception of the subculture, skating has by large been for and by

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Afraid Of Being ‘Found Out?’ How To Overcome Impostor Syndrome

It is going to be discovered that I am an imposter and that my Twitter bio is a lie, that I am not, in fact, an artist manager, but rather a fraud. The fictional artist management police will knock down

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Playlist: English Breakfast – London Fashion Week

The memories from NYFW are starting to fade, which means we can make room for memories of London Fashion week kicking off this weekend. As Vashtie gets ready to head to London, here are some U.K. sounds that will take

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Size Matters: Must Have Short Form Books

On a regular morning as you’re on the train or bus ride to work, there’s nothing better than a good story to distract yourself during your commute. And although you might be inclined to dig into a dense novel first

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Get Your Glitter Fix With New Axel Arigato Kicks

There’s no such thing as too much glitter, and it’s definitely never a bad time for glitter. These luxury Axel Arigato sneakers in “Taupe Leather” will make you shine bright any day. The leather sneaker is equipped with a cushioned sole for

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Review: Whose Streets?

Almost fifty years after the Civil Rights Movement, a new propagation of activists is picking up the torch of Michael Brown. Directors Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis‘s Whose Streets? (2017) documents the origination of the Black Lives Matter movement from the point

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Syd Unravels “Always Never Home” EP

In February, Syd released her debut album Fin and now she follows it up, albeit very quickly, with her three song EP Always Never Home.  This short project includes the August release of “Bad Dream/No Looking Back” as well as two new

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Rihanna’s Cleated Creeper is About to Hit Shelves

The Cleated Creeper from Rihanna‘s latest Fenty x Puma collection will be available to buy next week from Puma. The classic Puma look features a higher than usual height to the Creeper silhouette thanks to an additional cleated outsole while Fall 2017-ready

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Judine Saint Gerard Gives Tips On Staying Summer Snatched Year-Round!

We all love to romanticize the summer and that summer body. Warm weather, skimpier clothing, and the prospect of wearing a bathing suit are often enough motivation to help get you into shape for the summer. But now that summer

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#KicksOfTheDay: The Vans Old Skool “Mono Leather” Pack Gets A Pastel Treatment

Vans rolls out two new iterations of their iconic Old Skool collection, giving us a special monotone rendition for the upcoming season. The latest delivery, named the “Mono Leather” Pack ($65), reworks the classic skate model by treating it to a soft

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Kith and Coca-Cola Partner with Converse for a Special Chuck Taylor All Star ’70

Kith and Coca-Cola continues their summer collaboration by bringing Converse into the equation to work on a special rendition of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star ’70. The model is executed in a vintage white denim makeup and features an

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Bahi Cosmetics: A Black Woman-owned beauty brand you need in your collection

Danielle Bahi was tired of seeing Black women placed in a specific category by so many beauty brands, so she created her own line that caters to everyone. Bahi Cosmetics launched during summer 2016 and is black woman owned. Bahi,

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