Kerry Washington on why she’s not interested in getting her post-baby body ‘back’

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“Scandal” star Kerry Washington, 38, graces the September cover of Self magazine. In the pages of the lifestyle publication, the mother of 17-month-old daughter Isabelle breaks down her go-to workout… pilates and says she’s not interested in getting her post-baby body back anytime soon. “There are a lot of forms of exercise where you have… Read more »

Healthy juice recipes you can make at home

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Put down your jamba juice! There’s a more cost effective way to get you hands on your favorite, fancy juice drink, right at home. It seems like just yesterday this trend took off, but in all actuality, The Wall Street Journal first gushed about juicing several years ago saying “carrying a bottle of vegetable juice… Read more »

5 Foods that fight belly fat

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Apple Cider Vinegar contains a variety of vitamins, minerals and acetic acid that help curb the appetite and produce protein to help the body burn belly fat. Lemon Water can speed up your metabolism by aiding toxins flowing through your liver and out of your body. Fermented Foods like Greek yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut and sourdough… Read more »

Top 5 Homemade Exfoliators For Pretty Skin

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Homemade exfoliators are some of the best in the world! Whether you want to get rid of some breakouts you might be having or you’re trying to prevent the breakouts, homemade exfoliators can help! So ladies, I’ve got the top 5 homemade exfoliators that will make a huge difference in how your skin feels!  … Read more »

5 Must Follow Black Female Bloggers

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Among all the mindless blogs you run into in your daily internet perusing there are a few bloggers you should have saved to your homepage, especially for us women. With blogs made for everything and everyone it would be pretty hard to go through every blog and weed out the ones perfectly for you, so we… Read more »

The Chec-Mate Application: A New App to Check Your HIV Status

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It is so important to take control of your sexual health. That also goes for using protection during sexual encounters, another key element in staying healthy is knowing your status. While most people probably schedule their STI (sexually transmitted infections) tests with their primary doctor, some are too shy to broach the subject with their… Read more »

3 Exercises to Keep Your Calves in Shape

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Staying in shape is very important.  Here are 3 exercises to Keep Those Calves in Shape. SQUATS Want toned calves, legs, and booty? There’s nothing better than squats! Directions: Make a sitting motion, then come back up without bouncing. For balance, extend your arms out in front of you. Complete 2 sets of 12. SINGLE-LEG CALF… Read more »

The 411 on Dry Skin Brushing

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Exfoliating your skin is imperative to achieve a clear, glowing and healthy complexion. A technique called “dry skin brushing” should be introduced into your skin care routine. Dry skin brushing is a great way to maintain healthy skin, but also helps you maintain a healthy body. Start your morning off with some rejuvenation to jump-start… Read more »