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FEATURE

Exploring China’s Past Through Her Eyes

Meet Fengxian Chu, a pioneer of perseverance By Laurianna Cull & Njeri Dean   Ninety-two-year-old Fengxian (FUNG-SYEN) Chu’s life story began with her growing up in a wealthy tea trading family in communist China in the early 20th century. Although her family was fairly well off, she still faced the societal hardships and inequality of [...]

FEATURE

Inside the Business of Matchmaking

How to make a lasting connection instead of swiping right By Njeri Dean   In a world filled with countless dating websites and apps where people simply swipe right for a hook up rather than a meaningful connection, Sameera Sullivan, matchmaker and CEO of Lasting Connections, gave her insight on how matchmaking is a much [...]

FEATURE

Mother’s Day Special: Timeless Celebrity Parenting Advice

Celebrity moms share insightful words of wisdom Here is advice from celebrity mothers who have a lot to say about their journey in motherhood: Model, Chrissy Teigen uses words of encouragement for mothers struggling with postpartum depression saying, “Of course, you have your good and bad days. I just had a bad day a couple [...]

FEATURE

How To Make a Lasting Connection Instead of Swiping Right

In a world filled with countless dating websites and apps where people simply swipe right for a hook up rather than a meaningful connection, Sameera Sullivan, matchmaker and CEO of Lasting Connections, gave her insight on how matchmaking is a much better option when it comes to finding love. First, Sullivan wanted to clarify the [...]

HER HEART

Clean Out Your Relationship Gutter This Spring

Tips to help you get rid of problems with your loved one By: Jennifer Keitt One way you can begin to live your best life this season is by spring cleaning your relationships. For people who are married, dating, single, or anything in between, these are some tips to clean out any problems you may [...]

Entertainment

Summer TV Shows and Movies

Vida Premiering on Sunday, May 6, is Vida, starring Mishel Prada and Melissa Barrera as twin Mexican-American sisters whose mother unsuspectingly passes away-leaving them with a messy estate situation to handle as well as a bar to run in East L.A.. After their mother’s death, the twin sisters realize there was more to their mother [...]

Family

Talking To Your Child About Sexual Assault

A Study By Krav Mags Worldwide     According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, 93% of children that have been sexually assaulted know their perpetrator, and the recent scandal involving Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor, has reiterated how even “trusted” adults can manipulate a situation and do [...]

HER HEART

Solvejp Pillow Designs

By: Cottage and Bungalow Channel  the  artist  within  with  these  custom  art  designs  by  artist,  Solvejg.   Solvejg’s  is  an  artist  who  gave  up  her  architecture  career  to  pursue  her  passion  of  designing  fabrics. Often  her  designs  start  as  small  sketches  on  napkins  or  the  back  of  a  receipt  before  making  their  way onto  beautiful  pillows.  Drawing  inspiration  from  [...]

Food

Recipes to Reset and Flatten Your Core

Don’t starve yourself to get that flat tummy, try these easy recipes instead! By: Ilana Muhlstein   Recipes to Reset and Flatten Your Core    Don’t starve yourself to get that flat tummy, try these easy recipes instead!     By Ilana Muhlstein      Tiramisu Shakeology  (Makes 1 serving)    Total Time: 10 min.  Prep [...]

Fashion

Summer Breeze, Summer Looks

Catch the summer breeze with these stylish looks.          

Fashion

Leave Them Speechless

Line that includes runway style gowns for teens Founded in 2001, Speechless has created a line specifically targeted for teenage girls. Based in Los Angeles, this the company has worked to create a brand that aims to give every teenage girl their own personalized look. The variety of dresses display styles based off of trend-driven [...]

Fashion

Balinese Culture is Woven Right In

This New Line of Bali-Inspired Handbags are Perfect for the Beach While there have been countless handbag trends and designs throughout the years, the vast majority of these designs have originated from the same places, such New York, London, France and Italy, which many believe to be the fashion capitals of the world. However, when [...]

Beauty

Summer Beauty Trends for 2018

How to be the Hottest Thing Around This Summer By: Sylvia Russell   Sephora Collection: Rouge Lip Tint $12.00  This summer, makeup will not be taking a back seat to the sun…Women are in love with their perfectly sculpted faces and matte lips. So, instead of doing away with their favorite things, in lieu of [...]

Beauty

Keeping Your Makeup Brushes Clean

The world’s first smart brush sanitizer is here By: Candace Jackson   At the end of a long hard day’s work, looking in the mirror to see that you have a full face of makeup that must be cleansed can seem like a daunting task. However, the job must be done because going to sleep [...]

Fitness

Keeping Crazy Fit During Pregnancy

How working out will help your pregnancy, not hurt it By: MyProtein   Gone are the days of not lifting a finger, eating everything in sight, gaining mass amounts of weight and losing who we are all in the name of pregnancy. Women everywhere are embracing the pregnancy workout and loving it.   From pole dancing, [...]

HER LESSONS

What’s On Your Happy List?

Incorporate these tips in your routine for a happier life By: Ava Miles   Happiness is the proverbial Holy Grail for many of us. The media constantly bombards us with images, commercials, TV shows and movies decked out with happy people. You know the ones I’m talking about: the friends dancing around all footloose and [...]

HER LESSONS

Losing a Good Job Can Teach You 5 Invaluable Lessons

The End of a Job Doesn’t Have to be the End By: Shundalyn Allen     You lost your job, and you feel like a complete failure. Whether it was your fault or it happened because of reasons beyond your control, it stings. Stop torturing yourself wondering what you could have done differently. And before [...]

By Example

Tanya Acker Heats the Bench & Warms Your Heart

TV judge by day, women’s advocate by night. She does it all!    Lawyer, and now T.V. Judge on the show, “Hot Bench,” Tanya Acker has become a fan favorite due to her background in fighting for women and minorities as well as her genuine personality and sharp but fair tone on the show.   Making [...]

HER WORK

Teaching Your Daughters About Money

Experts share 4 financial lessons to teach your daughters By: Kris Miller and Tia Ross     Did you know that the way parents talk with their sons about money is often different than what they teach their daughters about the same topic? It’s 2018 and women are empowered, strong, and educated, yet there is [...]

Business

Five Tips to Set Yourself Apart During the Job Hunt

Here’s how to stand out from the crowd By Holly Caplan   Statistics showed that in 2017, 34.6% of women graduated with a 4-year degree vs. 33.7% of men. This gap has been narrowing for years, and women finally surpassed men for the first time in 2014. More women are making their mark and creating [...]

Business

4 Tips to Help Brush Up Your Resume

Land that dream job in no time, with these timeless tips By: Venus Hurst     Your resume is one of the first things a potential employer notices about you. Your resume is your advertisement/marketing tool to reach your goal. So how can you ensure that your resume reflects you in the most professional and [...]

Gadgets

Spring Workout Essentials

Spring is here, so get your workout geared up! By: Bethany Krupicka   SABRE Pepper Gel – $12.99  Sabre has designed a compact, user-friendly pepper gel bottle that easily fits in your hand or pocket to carry wherever your run takes you. The handy strap eliminates the need to worry about having protection close at [...]

Gadgets

Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts For New Moms

Get her something she’ll actually use If your wife is a new mom, ditch the traditional flowers and chocolates this Mother’s Day, and try getting her something she’ll actually use. These gifts will help soothe her discomforts while also helping her get back to her old self quickly and naturally.   UpSpring: Shrinkx Belly Bamboo Charcoal [...]

HER PLAY

Summer Vacay Planning Without Wrecking Your Finances

Enjoy vacation and return home with some money too  By Alexander Joyce   It won’t be long until summer, and many are looking forward eagerly to that annual summer vacation. For some, it’s worth waiting for, but for others, it’s not worth overspending. And the fact is that many Americans do go way over budget [...]

Food

Cooking for Mom on Mother’s Day

Return the favor and try this sweet recipe on her special day .   Taking mom out for brunch or dinner is a traditional way to celebrate her on Mother’s Day. But there’s another way to honor Mom that incorporates food as well as fun for the whole family that may lead to a new [...]

HER PLAY

7 Steps to Discover and Live Your Passion as a Mother

Being a Mother Shouldn’t Mean You Lose Yourself By: Saskia Roell   Motherhood doesn’t mean sacrificing your dream. When I became a mom, I lost myself in motherhood. Over the years, I had to discover how to balance being a mom while nurturing my five children and my dreams at the same time. I was [...]

Entertainment

New Spring Music Alert!

Channel your boss lady vibes with these new spring releases      March 20 signaled the first day of Spring which means the weather has been heating up, and the new music will be even hotter. Check out these new music releases from some fierce female performers. These songs will be sure to have you [...]

Entertainment

Women on TV Network

Creating their own channels of success through television   By: Candace Jackson    Formerly known as WBTVN, Women On TV is the first of its kind online network with original content created for women by women. With a reach of over 30 million views through Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Play and other streaming platforms, viewers can [...]

Entertainment

Broadway Goes Under The Sea

 Broadway Goes Under the Sea    Something to see on stage while in the Big City    Taking a trip to New York anytime soon? If so, you might want to check out this kid-friendly Broadway show: “Not Just a Simple Sponge: SpongeBob Squarepants the Musical.” It’s playing in the Palace Theater through May 2018.   The [...]

Career Astrology

Heriscopes

What’s your career horoscope for this summer?    Happy birthday, Taurus and Gemini!  Taurus  April 20-May 20  Strengths: Sophisticated, grounded, loyal, intelligent  Weaknesses: Stubborn, predictable, materialistic  Taurus, your perfectionist tendencies mean you often don’t attempt things unless you’re certain you’ll be good on the first try. But Mercury went in retrograde for your sign in [...]

FEATURE

Leave it To Katie

Second-Generation Fitness Guru Succeeds Mom, Denise Austin       Katie Austin, 24, fits right in with many other fitness and wellness experts, save for two things. One, on her website and social media, typical fitness language like “Lose 10 Pounds Fast!” is conspicuously absent in favor of body positivity and pics of Austin eating ice [...]

FEATURE

Letter From the Editor

Being a mother is one of the most special callings. However, being a mother doesn’t always involve actually giving birth, for in its essence, mothering is something we do for those we love. We mother our biological children, our adopted children, our students, our relatives, or anyone we feel needs this special nurturing. In that [...]

HER HEART

What Does “Dating Like a Dude” Mean and Should You Do It?

Divorce lawyer creates her own new relationship playbook       How do you know if you’ve found true love? One would think a couple who has been married more than 20 years has not only found mutual adoration, they have also uncovered the key to lasting relationships. With just the opposite motivation, Michelle Afont’s parents [...]

HER HEART

Wine Glasses: A Guide for the Perplexed

Why different wines call for different types of glassware – and why you don’t need them all    That awkward moment when the server brings an extra-tall wine glass for you, a tulip-shaped one for your dining partner, and narrow ones to the next table. It makes you wonder if you’ve been doing it wrong [...]

Hair

The Gym Doesn’t Have to Blow Your Blowout: Luxury Hair Protection

No more avoiding the gym, see what product may be saving your hair.       We’ve all done it: Used a fresh blowout as an excuse to skip that spin class or boot camp. If you really want to get that sweat sesh in without wasting the trip to the salon, we have a solution [...]

Hair

Back to the Basics: Hair Care Products with An Old School Twist

The Grandpa Soap Company is out with new, in with the old      Established in 1878 at the stove of Jess Hoffman, The Grandpa Soap Company has created all types of beauty and skincare products.  The originator of pine tar soaps has now launched a new hair care collection targeted for all hair types.   [...]

HER HEALTH

Mercier Therapy: A Natural Treatment for Infertility

Mercier Therapy: A Natural Treatment for Infertility  Mercier provides natural hope for women seeking motherhood  By Janayé Brown     According to the CDC, about 6 percent of married women aged 15 to 44 years in the United States are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying. Twelve percent of women aged 15 to [...]

Fitness

Overcoming Weight Plateaus and Slow Metabolism

It’s Mind Over Metabolism      Metabolism, we hear the word thrown around a lot, but what is it really? In layman’s terms, it’s simply the rate at which we breakdown food.  Many people feel it plays a major role in determining our ability to lose or even gain weight. Registered dietician & nutritionist Dr. [...]

Fitness

Biana Van Damme: Continuing the Family Legacy

Jean Claude Van Damme’s Daughter Proves Her Fitness Genes      Children inherit many qualities and traits from their parents. Some parents will encourage or even force the development and interests of those family qualities that they want to see manifest in their children. To that influence, some children embrace it while some reject it [...]

Faith/Spirituality

Spiritual and Broke: How to Stop Struggling with Money and Live Your Purpose

  “Have you ever had a moment in your life that was so shocking, so horrible, and yet appeared so absurdly random that you were compelled to wonder, ‘How the f*ck did I end up here?!’” said, Taylor.   For Jennifer Noel Taylor this exact thought, which she calls her “aha moment,” is when she truly [...]

Entertainment

Gabrielle Union in New Film ‘Breaking In”

Hollywood actress breaks into untapped markets this Spring.       Movie Synopsis: A single mother Shaun Russell (Gabrielle Union) takes her two children, Jasmine and Glover on a weekend getaway to her late father’s secluded, high-tech estate in the countryside. She soon finds herself in a desperate fight to save all of their lives when [...]

Entertainment

Keeping Up with Rainbow

Keeping Up with Rainbow The ‘black-ish’ Muse for Motherhood Shares Real Drama in Her New Book   By Annette Johnson    “Mission Impossible” is the first chapter into Rainbow Johnson’s life. There, she begins with a tale of shopping with two of her children, baby Junior and 3-year-old Zoey, who were acting like “world-class meth addicts” [...]

Entertainment

Review: ‘She Caused a Riot’

To clear this up right off the bat, not every woman featured in “She Caused a Riot” actually caused a riot. At least, not in the traditional sense of mass hysteria in the streets, though there is some of that. Rather, this book is 100 chapters where “Nevertheless, she [women] persisted.”  There are only two [...]