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Showcasing personal interviews with famed faces, everyday women who make a difference in our society or tough topics that need addressing.

Is Dressing Modestly Really Anti-Feminist?

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There has been a lot of talk in the news recently about women who dress modestly because of their religion. Feminists groups have taken it upon themselves to campaign against the oppression of these women. Saying that hijabs and the suchlike are against feminism. Restricting women and their rights. However, is dressing modestly really anti-feminist?…

Are You Too Nice? 13 Questions To Ask Yourself Now

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As a Chicago-based psychotherapist and social worker, I’ve had the opportunity to counsel many women who self-sacrifice too much. These women are kind, nice, loving people, who unknowingly sacrifice important parts of themselves for the benefit of others, and usually to their own detriment. Women—quite naturally, and most times without even noticing it—frequently give up…

Now Residing in Miami

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Vacheron Constantin recently celebrated the opening of its Miami Design District new boutique with an exclusive preview of a limited-edition timepiece and a series of private events at the prestigious Pérez Art Museum Miami. Vincent Brun, president of Vacheron Constantin North America, says,” Miami’s Design District is centered in Miami’s historic and thriving arts community.…

What Are The Best Secrets To An Amazing Military Marriage?

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When you dreamt of finding your prince charming, you probably didn’t imagine him to be a military man. You probably never pictured yourself as the military wife, sitting at home awaiting your husband’s return. But love has its humor… It might not be the life you dreamed of, but there are many perks to being…

Raul Peñaranda: He’s Showing the World Who He Is

Declared by Forbes as “one of the fastest growing fashion entrepreneurs,” Raul Peñaranda is making his mark in the premier fashion arena season after season. Peñaranda’s collection is replete with lavish fabrics and simple cuts, which are the hallmark of the Peñaranda brand. His designs range from edgy to elegant, espouse a refined sophistication, and…

Staying Well-Dressed Through Life’s Tests

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Eight years ago, Terry Howell left an abusive relationship with her eight-month-old daughter in tow. She didn’t just leave her relationship—she left behind her home, her belongings, her job, and her friends. At first, Howell and her daughter sought refuge at a homeless shelter while she rebuilt her life. With years of experience in the legal…

Unraveling Curses, Choosing Action

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Murder and gun violence have been going on in Black and Latino communities for decades. Taking herself from analysis to action, Petra E. Lewis has concluded that two things are driving urban gun violence in African Americans: low self-esteem and economics. The Sons and Daughters of Ham, Book I: A Requiem, is the first book…

Just Haves Has Our Attention

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Multimedia lifestyle expert Justine Santaniello shares her tips and top product suggestions—otherwise known as her ‘Just Haves’—regularly on The Wendy Williams Show, Good Day New York, CBS’s The Couch, Yahoo!, New York Live, FOX Business, PIX Morning News, BetterTV, and more. As the founder and creative director of JustHaves.com, Santaniello with her vast experience as segment…