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New Music:
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We all know Pharrell loves the ladies and his new video for "Marilyn Monroe" off his latest album, G I R L, doesn't stray from his female-centric vision. There are hundreds of dancing women (of various skin tones for those who obsess about such things), "the hat", and an appearance by Kelly... Read More...

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Does France Work Smarter as America Works Harder?
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French workers enjoy 35-hour workweeks, plenty of vacation time, and now are looking at posing new limits on work-related emails and phone calls after the workday ends. Okay, show of hands: who wants to work in France? All of you? That’s what I thought. The new rule, pending approval by the... Read More...

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Lupita Nyong'o is People Magazine's Most Beautiful Person
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Lupita Nyong'o can now add being the most beautiful person in the world to her amazing year of greatness. The Oscar-winner was chosen as People Magazine's Most Beautiful Person of 2014, looking radiant on the magazine's "Most Beautiful" cover in natural makeup, her signature cropped hair, and a stunning diamond... Read More...

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Real Housewives Drama: Should Kenya Moore Leave
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If you're like us, you love a good mind-numbing hour or two of ridiculous reality TV and no one brings on the crazy like the ladies of the Real Housewives franchise. Unless you live under a rock (or think you're too good for a little ratchet TV), you've seen or... Read More...

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Kansas High School Students Don't Want the First Lady at Their Graduation
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Graduates and parents of Topeka, Kansas-area high schools are protesting First Lady Michelle Obama speaking at their graduation. According to protesters, Mrs. Obama's presence will not only limit the number of family and friends that can attend the graduation, but also take too much attention away from the graduates themselves. The... Read More...

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Get the Funk Out of Your Spring
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After the long winter has finally tapered off, you may be finding it hard to get back into the motion of fun things. If this winter had you in a chokehold of seasonal blues, cabin fever, binge eating, and drab clothing, it’s time to consider some ways to combat your... Read More...

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Happy 4/20: See Where Legalized Weed is Headed Next
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The legalization of marijuana on a national level seems inevitable for the United States. With Colorado and Washington leading the charge, and states like California not far behind them in the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, how long until the rest of the country can get high legally? Here's the... Read More...

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UR Style File: The Chic of the Week
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The stars were aligned... with style, that is. From the MTV Movie Awards red carpet to the Jimmy Choo CHOO.08° event to Jennifer Lopez, whose style has become an event in and of itself, here are the folks who brought the chic...   Jourdan Dunn kept it cute and casual at Coachella... Read More...

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Urban Man: How to Dress Dapper in the Modern Age
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Long gone are the days of the urban man's wardrobe being limited to jeans and tees. Men today want balance, and having balance means knowing when it's time to throw on a perfectly cut suit, a crisp collared shirt, and a good shoe. If you're a guy in need of a... Read More...

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Nas's Documentary 'Time is Illmatic’ Debuts at Tribeca Film Festival
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Rapper Nas is wearing a film producer hat these days. The Queens native released his documentary, Time is Illmatic, at the 13th Tribeca Film Festival earlier this week. The film, which recounts the rapper’s journey from his Queensbridge neighborhood to the debut of his classic album, Illmatic, premiered at New York’s... Read More...

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UR Home: Easy DIY Upcycling
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Whether you call it recycling, upcycling or repurposing, it’s very trendy right now to create household items from things that would otherwise become trash. Go ahead and open up that third bottle of Rosé (as long as you’re not driving). You can use the cork for any number of fun... Read More...

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Eat Up: Our Favorite (Quick and Easy) Spring Recipes
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Don't want to be stuck in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove during the warmer months, but can't afford to eat out every night? We've got you covered. Here are some of our favorite (easy!) spring recipes you'll want to try now... Cilantro Lime Shrimp Looking for a way to add... Read More...

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Should Sean
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Sean Combs, aka Puff Daddy, aka P. Diddy, aka Diddy, and back to Puff Daddy, will join the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton when he gives the commencement speech at Howard University this spring. Combs attended Howard, but left the HBCU before graduating to pursue his music career. Of... Read More...

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Are the Carters Going on Tour?
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According to The N.Y. Post's Page Six, Jay Z and Beyoncé will be heading to a stadium near you. The tour has yet to be confirmed or denied by anyone who matters, but if the rumors are true then this will be one more chance for Mr. and Mrs. Carter... Read More...

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UR Mixology: Freshen Up Your Spring Cocktails
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All weather is drinking weather, but spring has finally arrived and it's drinking-outside weather once more, thank god! Since relaxation time is at a premium in the busy life of a city-dweller, don’t spend it searching for specialty ingredients for a 10-step cocktail that requires shaking, stirring, blending, and a... Read More...

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UR Shopping Bag: Alexander Wang x H&M
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Designer Alexander Wang pulled a Beyoncé move. At midnight on April 13, Wang took to his label's official Instagram account to announce a collaboration between his signature label and fast fashion retailer H&M. The news also hit at this year's Coachella Music Festival where Wang and H&M hosted an event that included Iggy Azalea, Diplo, and Major Lazer. Alexander... Read More...

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UR Style File: The Chic of the Week
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Once again it's on! The week started slowly, but ended strong. This time around, two of our fave celebs were clocked in and ready to slay by hitting us with hot looks more than once... Oh, hey Olivia Munn! You looked so pretty in Reem Acra at the 2014 ACM Awards. Alesha... Read More...

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My Love Affair with Yoga: A Tale of Vulnerability
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I can remember when I first started practicing yoga; it was sloppy, difficult, and fucking frustrating. I would look around the class and see all these beautiful women and men transforming their bodies into gorgeously artistic shapes, while my clumsy figure stumbled about and struggled to keep up with the... Read More...

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UR Style File: Rihanna the Fashion Icon
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We've admired Rihanna's style for years, and now the CFDA will be honoring the style star with the Fashion Icon Award. The Grammy-winning recording artist, actress, fashion designer, and trendsetter will be acknowledged for her philanthropic achievements with the MAC AIDS Fund’s Viva Glam campaign and her contributions to the fashion industry... Read More...

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UR Beauty: Zoe Saldana Snagged by L'Oréal & Lupita Nyong'o is the New Face of Lancôme
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Without a doubt, Zoe Saldana and Lupita Nyong'o are two of the most beautiful women in the world. Now, the silver screen stars join a long list of Hollywood A-list beauties who have landed huge endorsement deals as spokespersons for two of the largest cosmetics brands in the world. Zoe Saldana... Read More...

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UR Style File: The Chic of the Week
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Chic of the Week is back! See which celebs made us want to sit in the front of the class and be present for their style... Somehow, someway our girl RiRi manages to pull off any look. Here she is in a cute sweatsuit and shady braids, making us all want... Read More...

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Pharrell Celebrates His 41st Birthday with SpongeBob-Themed Party
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Pharrell Williams has been the man on top for 2014 thus far. The 41-year-old renaissance man threw himself a SpongeBob SquarePants-themed birthday party on Friday night in New York City with many celebrities in attendance, including Q-Tip, Nicky Hilton, and Chanel Iman. Cipriani was transformed into Bikini Bottom—the famous cartoon character’s underwater home. Pharrell and his hat have become quite the item and, of course,... Read More...

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Jazmine Sullivan Returns to Music After Three-Year Hiatus
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Singer Jazmine Sullivan is back on stage after taking a three-year break from recording. The Philly native took stage at the KOKO Theater in London over the weekend, where she performed hit songs from her first album, Fearless, and a few tracks from her 2010 release, Love Me Back. Sullivan was... Read More...

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UR Style File: Runway Abuja
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"The beauty of a woman becomes useless if there is no one to admire it." – African Proverb As the models of Nigeria paraded down the runway, reflecting the hues of the various associated tribes, the lights and cameras, the African drum music beating throughout, and the audience's undivided attention gave... Read More...

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