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8 Movies That Will Make You Wish You Were Back in School

As September winds down and summer turns into fall, it’s time to leave summer vacations behind and start getting back into the swing of things. For many, that includes being back in school. For those of us who are a few years removed from high school and college, the only time we really think about being […]

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Travel Guide: New Orleans

New Orleans is one of those cities that brings to mind one thing, but in reality is so much richer than its reputation. When most people think of New Orleans, they might think of Bourbon Street and partying, or the devastation left behind from Hurricane Katrina — both of those impressions are very much a […]

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Making Friends in a New City

When we were kids, all it took to make a new friend was sharing your snacks with the kid beside you on the playground and, fortunately, that kind of bond could last right up until everyone graduated high school and headed off to the college or university of their choice or, even longer, until everyone […]

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Tyler Perry’s New Leading Lady: Danielle Savre of TLC’s ‘Too Close To Home’

This year marks an election year in the United States, and the political scandals we know all too well are making their way onto the small screen. TLC brings Tyler Perry’s Too Close To Home to life, combining love, sex, and the political landscape for an emotional new series. We chatted with the series’ lead, Danielle […]

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10 Fashion Trends for Fall 2016

Fall is the season for turning over a new leaf. The art of revamping aspects of your life for a fresh start is best seen in fall style, when we welcome the colder months with brand new outfits. From classic to unconventional, and soft to the touch fabrics to experimental twists on denim, these ten fashion trends are looks you must consider adding […]

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4 Reasons Why You Need to Hire a Wedding Planner

If you’ve been thinking of tackling your wedding on your own, give it another thought. While it might seem like the more cost effective choice to make, there are many progressive parts involved in designing a wedding. From the venue to the cake, to the dress, invitations, and so much more — the last thing you need is […]

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Travel Guide: 24 Hours in Portland

After years of admiring from afar, I finally visited Portland for the first time last month. It’s got a reputation of being a unique place — the city motto is “Keep Portland Weird,” after all — and it did not disappoint despite this Jersey girl’s extremely high expectations of it. Like all cities, you could spend […]

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Letter from the Editor: The Power of Initiative

If there’s one thing we remember from the great Maya Angelou, it’s that if we don’t like something happening in our life, we need to change it. And if you can’t change it, you have to change the way you think about it. Whether it’s relationships, career or even maintaining social circles, taking initiative is essential if we want to succeed. When you show initiative, you do things without being told. You harness the strength of what you know and utilize it towards your advantage to keep things going when they get tough. Simply put, initiative is more action than reaction, and if you push yourself little by little each day, you can improve your circumstances.

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Win a Copy of “The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today” on DVD

Just in time for the season, Sony Home Video releases its latest chapter in The Swan Princess franchise series with an all-new original animated film and we want to give you and your family a copy of the film on DVD!

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5 Sweet Recipes to Celebrate the Beginning of the NFL Season

The NFL season kicks off today with a Super Bowl 50 rematch as the Carolina Panthers take on the defending champion Denver Broncos, and there’s no better way to celebrate football coming back than with some sweet treats. Kick off parties and tailgates are full of hot dogs, chips, and other savory foods, and desserts are […]

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How To Use Edible Flowers

It’s pretty rare that flowers are seen as more than beautiful objects or as decorations to keep around the house. They completely surround us inside and outside and yet little more is done with them other than staring at and, maybe, sniffing them. It might be time to change that though because flowers can be […]

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Artist Spotlight: Avalon Young

What’s in a name? For R&B singer/songwriter Avalon Young, the story behind her name foretold her future. Named after the song by Roxy Music, Avalon had her musical destiny initiated for her before she even sang her first note. Years later, she had the lyrics “Yes, the picture’s changing every moment. And your destination, you don’t know it” inked on […]

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Yours, Mine and Ours: Home Decorating Tips for Newlyweds

You’re finally married — yay! For many couples across the country, that means finally blending your lives as one and moving in together. But while you’ve already considered everything prior to the move, it’s time to take the ultimate plunge and decorate your home with the aid of your spouse. Now here comes the tricky […]

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How Do You Know If You’re Eating Too Much Sugar?

We add it to our coffee. It’s in our favorite, on-the-go breakfasts. We sprinkle it in baked goods and pastries. And it’s lurking deep within our favorite processed foods and drinks — like those delicious Frappuccinos! There’s no denying we really love sugar. But while sugar makes life sweeter and summer all the more enjoyable, this […]

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Remembering Gene Wilder

While I don’t remember exactly when I saw Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for the first time, I’m fairly certain I was of an age where the concept of time didn’t quite hold the meaning that it does in my adult life. I do remember that sitting down to watch it wasn’t a planned event. […]

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