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Leona’s Love Quest Part XVIII-Happy Holidays from Leona!…

“I really hate this time of year- by which I mean, Thanksgiving to Valentine’s day.” is what one of my closest and most cynical friends posted as her Facebook status about a week ago. “I know,” I commented, “Let’s try to get through it together.”

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Fun With Your Foreign Boo’s Fam, Language Barrier Be Damned!…

I date men who are not American. Stands to reason–I’ve lived in 5 different European countries over the last 12 years, with an autumn-long stint in Nepal last year. Only the parents of 1 out of my last 3 boyfriends, spoke English. I didn’t speak their languages either. (Seriously, who speaks Serbian??) This, however, has never been cause for concern for me. Why? As much as 94% of all communication is nonverbal. Therein lies the key to cross cultural communication, especially in the face of a language barrier.

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Ten Beauty Must Haves for Fall/Winter 2012-13…

Boo Hoo!! This is our resident fashionista’s last post for a while.

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“Scandal” Spoilers, Updates and Commentary…HERE!…

The Official BB&W “Scandal” Discussion Thread!

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Anyone Nervous About Wearing Their Natural Hair to the…

I remember the first time I met The Hubster’s parents. I was more nervous than a swim suit model at a Taliban convention.

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Opinion: Can Americans Really Afford 4 More Years of Entitlements?…

(BB&W is fully aware that this post is bound to piss some people off. But we feel this is a good cataslyst to bring about some discussion on this topic as our government wrings it’s hands over the Fiscal Cliff situation.)

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The Superwoman Complex: Deepak Chopra Breaks Down the Dangers of a…

Innate social messaging systems tell Black women that they have to overcome, challenge, beat, and win every single thing they do. And, the Superwoman Complex is a leading indicator of stressful lifestyles for Black women. Do you cope with this or mask it?

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Five Tips to Get Red Carpet Ready This Holiday Season…

It’s the time again…

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Gifts for a Cause: World Vision Gifts Help the Neediest Among Us…

Ever regret giving someone a gift because they were a colossal ingrate? Well even when you do that this year, if you purchase it from World Vision, you’ll that someone will be grateful–the creators of those gifts.

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Duchess Kate is Pregnant! Do You Care?…

It’s official news across the pond. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby,” the prince’s office said in a statement Monday, adding that Queen Elizabeth and the royal family were delighted.

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Fighting Back Against Street Harassment (part two)…

“AY! AY! AY!”

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Commentary on the Crooked Room: Melissa Harris-Perry Reveals the…

You’ve heard about the “crooked room,” now meet the characters posted on the walls. First up, the Jezebel.

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Pics of the Day…Shameless Cuteness.…

I’m celebrating. It’ took me a year to do it, but last month I paid off my insanely expensive Canon T3i camera and…I’m still trying to figure out how the damn thing works. So I decided to experiment on the local color.

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Black Skin Aging Looks Different. How It Looks and How to…

As we age, the melanin in dark skin is our saving grace. The darker you are, the less risk your skin has of looking like a road map of wrinkles in your twilight years. But wrinkles aren’t the only giveaway to revealing your age.

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Can you really go from high school straight to medical school? Yes you…

Because blacks are underrepresented in health care, some schools offer programs designed to help minorities get into medical school.

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Chef Bob: Linguini in Tomato-Clam Sauce…

Here is a fresh twist on a classic pasta recipe. Canned clams and a pint of cherry tomatoes make this quick dinner ready in less than 30 minutes. This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe from The Two Guys from Italy Italian Restaurant. The fresh clams and herbs give this dish a lovely flavor. Very good served with a fresh green salad and some crusty bread

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Up For Discussion: Is There a War on Men?…

Here’s the conundrum: I love what the Sexual Revolution and Women’s Lib achieved *in general* but with every shift, there comes consequences. Are we ready for them?

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Mammy, The Mule and Equally Yoked: Black Women as Beasts of Burden…

Celebrating the myth of the Strong Black Woman has mistakenly become an aspiration and an inspiration to those in certain demographics of the Black Community. When things are down and out and a black woman is tired, or fed the fuck up, someone, somewhere will remind her that this disgusting and frustrating existence is merely a test of her ability to survive when life is clearly giving her signals that she should make changes.

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Roll Call: Who’s New? Time for an Intro. Come Out of Lurkdome,…

I see the numbers, so I know you’re out there. For two months straight, this blog gets an excess of 500,000 page views. That’s half a million pages being read by a ton of peeps, and this month and last month we reached 100,000+ unique visitors. “Unique,” as in, coming to these parts for the first time, ever. So…who are you? And why are you here? Come out of lurkdome. I’ve got a special holiday gift–a free autographed copy of SWIRLING–for one lucky lad or lady.

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Product Spotlight: Arquiste’s Boutonniere No° 7, a Gardenia…

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