Relationships

Orgasms Part I: What is it?

Orgasm is the stage of human sexual response which is often marked by a release of tension and heightened sexual pleasure. Orgasms usually involve involuntary muscle spasms, blood flow to the genitals, heightened sensitivity, increased heart rates and hormone release. They may also include ejaculation in both men and women, a visible sex flush and a subsequent state of deep relaxation. Though…
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Nutrition

Avocado: The Perfect Fruit

By Sabrena Salahudeen The health community considers avocados to be the perfect food. Although native to Central and South America since the 17th century, the avocado is cultivated worldwide in tropical and subtropical countries. This creamy rich fruit has the perfect ratio of proteins, good carbohydrates and good fats.  Healthy Benefits Oleic acid found in avocados help lower LDL cholesterol and…
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Style|Culture

Queen Sugar

Queen Sugar, if you haven’t seen the new show on Bravo (Canada) and OWN, you are missing out. I have not read the book Queen Sugar so I don’t know how it compares to the television adaptation. It is a contemporary story, but not so much – the more things change the more they stay the same. The story is about a Louisiana family, three estranged siblings, Charley, Ralph Angel and Nova…
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Style|Culture

False Lashes Add to Evening Glam

By Samantha Fayman Whenever you want to add a little glam or drama to your look there is no better way than a set of falsies – they widen and enlarge the appearance of the eye and create a focal point for your face.  The challenge with false lashes is applying them.  Most people just aren’t comfortable doing that on themselves.  And don’t fret; this is a challenge even for…
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Style|Culture

Make-up Clean Out

There is no better time than the beginning of the year to de-clutter and get rid of the old and bring in the new especially when it comes to your makeup.  Makeup and toiletries can be very expensive so it is understandable that it can be hard to throw away. However they do go bad and most companies are not required to post expiration dates, therefore you must be diligent in ensuring that your…
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Nutrition

Alfalfa: The Great Equalizer

By Sabrena Salahudeen Alfalfa is the great equalizer, for holistic and hormonal balance. Touted as a “super food”, this highly prized mineral food contains a large amount of chlorophyll, which acts as an internal deodorizer and body cleaner. With grass roots stretching over 100 ft. into the earth, alfalfa absorbs all minerals, rare trace elements, eight essential amino acids and all known…
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Relationships

The Marriage Dilemma

By Nikki Shewmaker The ceremony, the celebration, and the dress – they are all a part of a beautiful wedding, and even more importantly, something most girls have been planning since they were young.  A wedding, and of course, the ensuing marriage were just a part of the plan; it was the threshold to the next chapter of a young woman’s life.  If a marriage did not happen, the woman could be…
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Relationships

How To Talk Dirty

Clients often ask about ways to spice up their sex lives in long-term relationships and I regularly suggest introducing new repertoire into their bedroom (or better yet – laundry room) routine as a great way to keep things hot and lively. Talking dirty during sex play is one fun, easy and no-cost add-on to your coupled sex life. I’ll start by highlighting that “dirty” talk is not actually…
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Relationships

Believe it or Not: Girlfriends/BFF’s are Good for Your Health

By Nikki Shewmaker There may be no relationship more complex than the friendship between two women. There is love and hate, anger and jealousy, compassion and caring. For many young women, their friends become their family, and in doing so, those friendships face all the trials and tribulations that an actual family encounters. It is a fact often glossed over, but friendship can affect women both…
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