Lifestyle, Society, & Fashion

Tips to Flip Furniture on a Back-to-College Budget

College is an exciting time. Whether your child is starting as a freshman or returning for senior year, new friends, new roommates and new places to call “home” await. Ease the transition and save money in the process by helping decorate their personal spaces using these DIY tricks. Instead of buying new, you can turn…

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5 Tips to keep Dark Skin Fashionably Flawless

Even toned, healthy-looking beautiful skin is always on trend but seasonal changes can affect how fabulous it looks.  Skin of color is especially sensitive to cooler temperatures becoming water-deficient and in cases of dry skin types, oil deficient.  It’s important to be attentive and listen to your skin. Increased breakouts, dark spots, dryness, and sensitivity…

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5 Things to Consider When Buying a Mattress

  When it comes to buying a mattress, individual needs and preferences vary across the board. Just like there is no “one size fits all” for jeans, there is not one mattress for everyone. What might be comfortable and supportive for one person may not be the best fit for someone else. Having a wide…

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NAACP, Airbnb Partner to Promote Travel, Offer New Economic Opportunities to Communities of Color

The NAACP, the country’s original and largest social justice organization and Airbnb, the world’s leading hospitality company, today launched a landmark partnership that will help spread the economic benefits of home sharing to more communities. Under the new partnership, Airbnb and the NAACP will conduct targeted outreach to communities of color to help more people…

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Tips to Bring Your Home from Bland to Bold this Summer

Feeling uninspired in your space? Bring the bright, cheerful feeling of summer into your home with these DIY décor tips that won’t break the bank. Make it Pop with Paint Add cheery pops of color with paint. An accent wall is an easy, inexpensive way to brighten home design. The first step is to select…

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2017 Charleston Natural Hair Expo Attracts Thousands to the Lowcountry 

By Natalie Prioleau Known as the “premier hair expo of the Carolinas,” the annual Charleston Natural Hair Expo continues to expand as a source for cultural, social and economic empowerment in the Lowcountry. The event brought some of the most relevant health and beauty bloggers/vloggers, entrepreneurs, vendors and brands to Charleston. Designed to “educate and…

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A Searing Exploration Into an Unlikely Obsession

A Woman’s Complicated Relationship with Her Hair Has Lasting Consequences Author Rhonda Eason’s critically-acclaimed debut memoir challenges the popular tune “I Am Not My Hair” by posing the question: If I am not my hair, then who am I? In To Hair and Back: My Journey Toward Self-love One Strand at a Time(July 4, 2017, eBook,…

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Andrea Davis Takes Consumers “Back to the Motherland”

By Natalie Prioleau Afro-centric and natural hairstyles, natural hair care and skin care have become mainstream and Charleston is definitely a part of the movement. With a niche market of natural product carriers and distributors such as Cora’s Healing Rose, Natural Image Salon and Day Spa and Salon Indigo, the Lowcountry is becoming a popular…

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Are You Still on Track to Achieve Your 2017 Resolutions?

With 2017 about halfway over, it’s an ideal time to evaluate your goals and objectives, and take action if necessary to get back on track. July 1 is “Second Half of the Year Day,” and a good opportunity to do some hard thinking about the aspects of your life that you might want to improve…

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