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#DoingItWell: Red Wine Is Good For You: Here Is A List Of The Best Red Wine’s For A Healthy Lifestyle

National wine day has passed, and we were lit over here at for a multiple of reasons. We love a great cocktail and a good time but we are even more obsessed with being healthy and treating our body

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Broccoli City’s 5k Race and Fitness Day is Key During BC Weekend

By now, you know that the Broccoli City team does more than just throw your favorite concerts. The non-profit organization is committed to educating and mobilizing millennials to build thriving urban communities. Through festivals, charity events, and educational movements, BC

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What A Vegetarian Lifestyle Is Like?

“Why don’t you just eat a salad?” “You going to eat rabbit food?” “When you going to eat real food again?” “You don’t miss meat?” “So you just eat soy and lots of beans?” These are just some of the


5 Foods You Should Stop Eating, According to Nipsey Hussle Approved Dr. Sebi

There was once a man who had asthma, diabetes, impotency and obesity, which was causing him to be depressed. He decided to seek out an herbalist in Mexico to help relieve his pain. He learned that a plant-based diet could

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Fitness Friday: Can A Hot Bath Burn As Many Calories as a 30-Minute Walk?

Finding ways to burn calories in between your daily routines can be a bit demanding, but there may be a glimmer of hope! Researchers are saying that relaxing in a hot bath and doing absolutely nothing may be just as

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#WellnessWednesday: 5 Ways to Avoid Travel Sickness and Jet lag

With all of the traveling currently going on, whether it be to your favorite music festival or Miami Beach for Spring Break, it is important to remain healthy. Traveling can be loads of fun, but also exhausting and take a toll

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#SelfCareSunday: A Spring Energy Cleanse for Your Home

This winter has teased us with some days closely mimicking Spring. But it won’t be official until March 20th. In preparation, some start packing up cold weather clothes and hanging up spring outfits in their place or may do some

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#SelfCareSunday: Can’t Beat the Stress? Try A Mind Cleanse

In the age of technology and with so much going on in the world, it can be difficult to put your mind at complete ease. Setting aside time to meditate each day can be extremely beneficial, but what do you

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#SelfCareSunday: Kehlani’s Flora app is the key to going green

Kehlani is one girl who is very vocal about her spirituality, health, and wellness journey. She has mentioned wanting to create her own sustainable garden and has always been an advocate for clean eating, mental health awareness, and just having

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#FitnessFriday 7 Podcasts To Listen To For Your Wellness Journey

Keep your mind, body, and soul at ease with these 7 wellness podcasts. Podcasts are the ‘It thing’ right now and there are so many to choose from. Whether you are a sports fan, a music lover or just like

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#FITNESSFRIDAY: It’s Getting Hot (Yoga) In Here

When I hear the word fitness my mind immediately starts playing that part in “Fergalicious,” “ My body stay vicious, I be up in the gym working on my fitness, he’s my witness” but truth be told I’m never in

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#WomanCrushinItWednesday Meghan Markle: Royal Fitness Guru

As Meghan Markle prepares for her royal wedding to Prince Harry, we can imagine the pressure that she will endure for her big day. As the daughter of a yoga instructor, Markle lives by the routine of a working hard

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#SelfLoveSunday: How To Naturally Deal With Insomnia

How many of you are that late night tweeter up until 3, 4, sometimes 5 in the morning when you know damn well you have responsibilities to handle the next day or technically the same day? Does it seem as

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The Importance Of Nature’s Gift Vitamin D & How To Make Sure You’re Getting The Proper Amount During The Winter Season

Summer isn’t around the corner and if you haven’t been feeling like yourself due to lack of energy, anxiety, or even sudden sadness know that you aren’t alone. During the winter we spend most of our time indoors because the

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#SelfCareSunday: Stepping Away From Social Media To Detox

As we finish the second week of 2018, our goals are still in the forefront of our minds. We’ve mapped out ways to conquer these goals, but social media continues to be a distraction of choice.  The average person spends

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Is Today’s Music a Reflection of Our Generation’s Mental Well Being?

Since the very beginning of time, music has served as a means of therapy for people all over the world. Whether it’s in relation to celebration, grievance, or plain ol’ partying, we all listen to music to enhance an experience

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New Year, New Me…Really?: 3 Ways to Actually Follow Through With Your New Years Resolutions

With 2018 just getting underway, I’m sure we have all witnessed someone (maybe even ourselves) proclaim “new year, new me!” Over the years, this self proclamation has not only become a meme, but a resented quote that is thought to

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#SelfCareSunday: My Favorite Facial Mask Costs $80 & the Importance of Wellness Routines

Around this time last week, I was preparing for my Black Friday splurge on what is now the most vital purchases in this current stage of my life – beauty, hair and skincare products. Although I am not a firm

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5 Winter Detox Soups to get you Through the Holiday Season

The holiday season can take a toll on what you eat and how you eat. From Thanksgiving to the various holidays in December, there is not much time in between for recovery from all the pot roast and happy hours

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#BeautyTipTuesday: Facial Serums 101 : What you need to know

As if formulating a skin care routine was not hard enough due to the wide range of choices of just a face wash, we are starting to see a rise in the (marketing) use of facial serums. And while facial

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Getting to and through your New Year’s Resolutions!

We’ve been at this moment before. Thanksgiving leftovers are finally done and you can’t seem to escape the sound of Mariah Carey bellowing that all she wants for Christmas is you. The atmosphere has a certain je ne sais quoi

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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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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


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


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


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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