It’s reading season and we ain’t talking about library books. With all the madness that we’ve been witnessing lately as highlighted here and here, we thought it about time to wear our words on our chests just in case anybody was confused. This is a style lesson on how to warn someone they are about to be read to filth. READ MORE

Whether you're a model and you need to take a photo with a cat or you're not a model and just want to take a few photographs with the family's adorable feline, here are my tricks for how to take a picture with a cat featuring my very own little rescue panther.
"I never wanted to be a celebrity. [...] I paint, draw, sew, design clothes, sculpt, build and raise children. Music is a great way to make money. But I don’t want to be a celebrity. I want to be able to go to the store and buy some milk."

There is a song with a hook that goes: “Kissing you is all that I’ve been thinking of…” That song is our grownup jam — our adult version of the playground lyrics that teased our elementary school crushes. Kissing is fun and sexy and essential for many of us but you’ve got to come to the table…or bed prepared to pucker up. In a week we will officially be into a new season and you know what that means. “More kissing!” you say? Actually it’s the start of dry, cracked and ashy lips season. A non-good look if there every was one. Some people notice a difference in their lips by the end of summer way before winter approaches so we’re cutting the flaky lip beast off at the ankles with these seven tips for how to get soft, smooth, kissable lips fast. READ MORE

This satchel is just so cool—and roomy enough to hold a weekend's worth of stuff. Wear it on your arm or slip on the detachable shoulder strap. Any way you carry it, this one is a winner (and will be for a long time to come).
There is something to be said about white privilege. Case in point, Vogue's recent article entitled, “We’re Officially in the Era of the Big Booty.” In my Tracee Ellis Ross voice, "Could somebody please tell my ass?" I thought we've been here all along.

Variety may be the spice of life but it can also be your undoing if you are handling the wrong comb. Honestly, girls with curls only need one or two to get the job done. Anything else you’re probably wasting space on our bathroom counter. Wondering what is the best comb for curly hair? There’s not just one but there are a couple that work better than others on all types of curls. Here is the what, when and why of your best combs so that you can make sure you’re not unnecessarily ripping your hair out. READ MORE

Where are all the girls rocking the rows? We think it’s about time we took it back to the days when you were reminded of just how beautiful cornrows are. Remember when you opened up your mom’s newest edition of Essence and Susan Taylor’s bright smile and cornrows laid to the gawds gleamed back at you? That’s what were talking about. READ MORE





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