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The 5 Health Benefits of Waking Up Early

I would be lying to you if I said that every New Year, I make the resolution to myself and the promise that I will be get more sleep. Then the year actually begins and I am thrown into work

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6 Steps to Maintaining Natural Hair in the Winter

Maintaining the appearance and health of naturally curly hair can be a task. Knowing when to moisturize, how often, washing it enough or washing it too little, all can be less than ideal. Especially in the winter, where the weather

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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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Fitness Friday : Pass on the Gym & Join a Class

The gym is not for everyone. There’s the intimidation factor, the time it takes to get there, the real life fact that you may not even know what your doing. But that doesn’t mean you have to pass on stepping

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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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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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Vertical Farming is the future for Agricultural Advancement

As living a healthier lifestyle is becoming more popular, different ways to produce more organic foods are being created. One in particular is the idea of vertical farming. Vertical farming is the practice of producing food and medicine in vertically

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How To Incorporate Turmeric Into Your Everyday Routine

It seems as though turmeric has become the latest rage in wellness, but it is with good reason. A part of the ginger family (which also has really great health benefits), turmeric is native to the Southeast region of Asia, where

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Seasonal Depression: Is it That Time of Year?

It’s that time of year again. Your seasonal depression is creeping in on you making things that you once enjoyed like working out and hanging with friends completely unbearable. Luckily, you’re not alone in this. Our girl Vashtie suffers from

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Best Vegan Restaurants to Visit in Paris

While our Downtown’s Sweetheart is visiting Paris for fashion week, we can only imagine how busy her schedule is. From attending fittings to fashion shows and working on personal projects, it may be hard to keep healthy while on the

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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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5 TED Talks for When You’re in a Slump

With every good day, there might be a couple horrible ones. We all go through periods where we feel that life is acting specifically against us – and end up in bottomless pit of anxiety, sadness, and sometimes even hopelessness.

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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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The Benefits Yoga has on Mental Health

By definition yoga is a hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Itss being used across the globe by

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Reset Your System For Fall With a Nutritional Detox!

We’ve talked about detoxing from the internet, now on to the body. No, this isn’t about teas. Every once in a while it’s good to give your system a reboot, especially if you consume a lot of animal-based proteins. What

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Doin’ It Well: Finding And Building Your Inner Chi

I know what you are probably thinking. What is a Chi (Qi), and how do I find it? Well, according to the Merriam-Webster definition, your Chi is a; “vital energy that is held to animate the body internally.” In layman

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Fitness Friday: Tips for Staying Motivated During “gym season”

For some of us, gym is life. Vashtie has made it apparent to work out and stay healthy as apart of her lifestyle. Keeping up with wellness all year makes it easier for your body to get accustomed to a

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KeVita introduces New Flavors of their Probiotic and Kombucha Beverages

With the emergence of more health documentaries, more and more people are eating healthier. This has led to companies creating more vegan friendly environments meaning more vegan snacks. Among those happens to be the release of a new flavors in

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#BeautyTipTuesday: How to Switch Up your Skincare routine and make it WORK!

Most of us have a skincare routine that we stick to out of habit— it’s all about a repetition of steps you have to do day in and day out. But what if you are you repeating the wrong steps? Even

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Internet Detoxing: Why It Is Important For Your Mental Health

After a 2.5 week long Digital Detox, Boss lady Vashtie came back to us and shared why she made the conscious decision to step away. “In 2014, I had a bit of a breakdown and took my first ever vacation. I

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Why You Should Add Breakfast Salads To Your Daily Meal Plan

They say a balanced breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Whether it’s hot cereal, cold cereal or even a quick granola bar out the door, skipping out on breakfast can have us feeling sluggish, tired and even moody.

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Fitness Friday: Skip the Gym & Workout At Home

The gym in most recent times has been depicted as a sanctuary of good health – a sea of toned legs and defined abs. It’s the go to place for any one with the best of the best bodies in

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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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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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3 facts about waist trainers that will make you think twice

Waist trainers. We have all seen them and some of us even swears by them, with the hopes to attain a small, slim and sexy waistline. Celebrities who have the classic feminine “hourglass” shape such as, Kim Kardashian-West, Nicki Minaj

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Cleansing Wipes May Not Be What You Thought They Were

Hygiene is vital for the everyday life and when it comes to skincare, you should never miss a beat. Behind every beat face is a beautiful blank canvas that should be treated as such. My question is, are you treating

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Embracing Your Inner Yogi: 4 Yoga Styles To Try

  If you are anything like myself, you’ve probably watched a few yoga tutorials on YouTube and thought, “This is something I could get down with…” However, when it comes down to actually attending a class, your nerves starts to

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Pump Up The Beet (Juice): 5 Popular Juice Recipes To Try Out

Juicing is a dietary process that extracts juice from fruits and vegetables of your choice. Between Juice Press, Jamba Juice and other organic vegan-supported juice bars, vegetable juices like cucumber and beet-root juice are packed with the magnesium, fiber and

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How To Fix Inflammation Symptoms For Good

Inflammation occurs in many different forms. Period cramps, acne, and skin conditions like eczema are all common cases of inflammation. Typically, when we notice inflammation, we take medication to fix the symptom rather than the root cause, but unfortunately, it may be

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#VASHTIEVITALS: IS CELERY JUICE A MAGIC MEDICINAL CURE-ALL? I’M ABOUT TO SEE!

So, as I have been on my wellness and holistic journey since the age of 12 – I like to share all the gems of wisdom I am learning along the way. I recently started following the work and teachings

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#SolaceSunday Practice Mindfulness With These How-To Books

As humans there are certain mundane and routine acts that we perform so innately, we may not even think about them! We learn to walk, for example, at such a young age and continue to walk our entire lives until we

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Beauty Tip Tuesday: How To Get A Natural Summer Glow

Summer is in full effect in New York City and we wanted to give you a couple pointers on how to achieve a natural glow, while staying safe in the sun from head to toe. *Cues “Glow” by Drake ft. Kanye

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How to Stay Healthy During Summer BBQ Season!

It’s that time again! Summer calls for laying in the sun, enjoying warmer and longer days. The prime component of summer is usually all the social gatherings that it entails – brunches, happy hours, and the best part, barbecues! Unfortunately,

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Ben Stiller Reunites ‘Dodgeball’ Cast For Charity Fundraiser

The early 2000’s gave us many comedy classics, perhaps one of our favorites was Dodgeball. So shout out to Ben Stiller for reuniting the cast of his 2004 film, not only for laughs but for charity. Stiller is back as

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Solace Sunday: Tips and Tools To Help You Combat Stress & Relax

Stress is common amongst everyone and yet is rarely talked about as a concerning issue. For starters, it is important to know that it is in fact a disorder and influences disease. For that reason alone, it is vital that

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Your Guide To Getting Summer Time Fine

Summer is right around the corner. This is the time where people generally rev up their physical activity in order to shed a couple extra pounds for the summer. Luckily, if you haven’t followed the “summer bodies are made in

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5 Easy Ways to Help Meditate From The Palm Of Your Hand

Whether your needs are stress relief, you’re dealing with anxiety and depression or learning to better control your thoughts- meditation is always highly suggested as a helpful aid in relation, if not an entire solution. And it is with good

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FITNESS FRIDAY: Cardio For The Anti-Runner

For most of us, even just the thought of running sucks. Hearing someone say, “I’m going on a 5-mile run,” is as confusing to us as hearing someone declare the sky is green. Of course, cardio is essential in order

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DOIN’ IT WELL: Chakra Healing

Chakras are energy centers that affect different parts of who you are: your emotional state, how you view life, and your overall health. If you recently went through a big change in your life and are experiencing some side effects,

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SOLACE SUNDAY: The Importance of Minimalism

Minimalism is on the rise. The movement, characterized by living with intention rather than buying things to buy them, has steadily gained traction over the past few years. On the surface it may seem like a crazy idea – living in

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