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Time to Make Your Next Big Move
Comments (0) UR Renewal

A city rich in culture, music, and food, Philadelphia has been a great place to live and grow up. Everyone I truly love is right here and I went to college just an hour and a half away. Philly is a budding hub for millennials and young professionals from all... Read More...

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Sarcasm: Orgasm for The Contemptuous
Comments (0) UR Renewal

It’s hard for someone like me—so adept at picking up and serving sarcasm—to think that there are people out there like TV character Sheldon Cooper, head geek on The Big Bang Theory, who don’t get or recognize sarcasm because they’re not in tune with social cues or skilled at the... Read More...

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The November Midterm Elections: What You Need to Know
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You may or may not have noticed, but there is an election coming up. Yes, an important one. The years in which the presidential position isn’t up for grabs often get ignored, but that doesn’t mean they don’t matter. Here’s what’s at stake this year and what it could mean... Read More...

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DIY With Francesca: How to Go Organic, Part 1
Comments (0) UR Home, UR Renewal

Toxic chemicals and GMOs, carcinogens and preservatives, killer ingredients on the loose in our food and our personal care products. The cat’s out of the bag, but what do we as consumers do with all this shit? Let’s break it down and get you started on the track to clean... Read More...

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Selfish Friends: When It's Time to Cut Them Off
Comments (2) UR Renewal, UR Romance

I was taught as a young woman that first impressions are everything. Now, as a grown-ass adult of sound mind, I’ve come to learn that “first impressions” are just that, first impressions. To really know someone is to be around them under a number of circumstances. And as the old... Read More...

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UR Opinion: Breast Cancer Awareness is Not About Breasts
Comments (0) UR Affairs, UR Renewal

Yes, you heard me right. Breast cancer awareness is not about breasts. It’s not about running marathons and stocking up on new accessories in garish pink. It’s not about “saving the ta-tas” or whatever other cutesy campaign takes over the dialogue every October. Breast cancer awareness is not about saving... Read More...

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Profession of Aggression: The NFL and Domestic Violence
Comments (0) UR Affairs, UR Kaleidoscope

Let's train them to be aggressive, put them in an arena against hungry and equally aggressive counterparts, and then expect them to play nice. No, I'm not talking about a Pit Bull. I'm talking about a professional football player. In the past several weeks the NFL has come under fire for... Read More...

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UR Beauty: 10 Life-Saving Beauty Hacks
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You can Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest all the beauty recipes you want, but let’s be real—not everyone has the time or patience to spend hours whipping up elaborate DIY concoctions. Fortunately, you don’t need lots of time or money to DIY with the best of them. Here are 10 indispensable... Read More...

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UR People Poll: Which Ethnic Identity Do You Use to Describe Yourself?
Comments (0) UR Affairs, UR Kaleidoscope

Raven-Symoné caused a stir when she appeared on Where Are They Now and said she was not interested in being labeled, specifically as "gay" or "African-American," preferring the term "American" over the latter. While plenty of people were supportive of Symoné's stance, many were upset with what seemed to be dismissal of... Read More...

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[Deep Sigh] Elle Magazine: Timbs Trend About to Explode
Comments (2) UR Style

Elle Magazine suffered a well-deserved Internet dragging when editor Danielle Prescod called Timberland boots the new fashion shoe for winter. In an obvious lapse in fashion judgment (or at the very least, a lack of research), Prescod wrote: "This season, I predict a similar ascent to fashion greatness for the classic... Read More...

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Raven-Symoné: I'm Tired of Being Labeled
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope

When former child star Raven-Symoné sat with Oprah Winfrey on Where Are They Now, she spoke openly about her career and what it was like growing up in the spotlight. She credited her parents for keeping her grounded no matter what, by letting her know that no matter what television show her... Read More...

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Shoe Game: Giuseppe Zanotti's Kim Kardashian-Inspired Shoe
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope, UR Style

Kim Kardashian West's influence on fashion seems to have no end in sight. Now, shoe king Giuseppe Zanotti has included shoes inspired by KKW in his latest capsule collection. The reality TV star is a certified muse, with top designers from Balmain's Olivier Rousteing to Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci eating out of... Read More...

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A Different Kind of Nude: Nubian Skin Gives Brown-Skin Women Real Options
Comments (0) UR Beauty, UR Style

If you're a brown girl who's ever tried to shop for something "nude," whether it's pumps, makeup or lingerie, you know it's not easy, as industry-standard nude tends to lean on the paler end of the complexion spectrum. Thankfully, lingerie brand Nubian Skin has come to the rescue and launched a... Read More...

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Bra Cam Puts Oglers on Blast for a Good Cause
Comments (0) UR Affairs, UR Renewal

If you're a woman who's blessed in the cleavage department you're probably used to your breasts getting a lot of attention, whether welcome or unwelcome. Those kinds of awkward stares or quick glances are exactly what Nestlé Fitness used to raise awareness for breast cancer. To drive home the importance of... Read More...

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UR Trends: Oversized Coats
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A perfectly tailored coat is a wardrobe staple, but this season is all about oversized outerwear. Remember back in the day when it was cool to wear everything five sizes larger than your actual size? Those days may be behind us, but one of the season's best styles in outerwear is... Read More...

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Michael Dunn Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder for Killing Jordan Davis
Comments (0) UR Affairs

A Jacksonville jury found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. Though it would seem that a case such as this would inevitably end in a guilty verdict, when it comes to black boys dying for no justifiable reason at the hands of white... Read More...

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Takeover: Black Women on Network TV’s Fall Lineup
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope

It seems the beautiful hues and aptitudes of black actresses are finally being recognized and celebrated, as ABC and Fox lead the charge in igniting racial diversity on network television by releasing a fall lineup shining with strong African-American talent. Welcome to ShondaLand Although Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes is routinely indisposed when interviews... Read More...

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UR Book Club: Books Every Fashion Lover Should Own
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope, UR Style

Loving fashion is not just about dressing well or shopping. It's also about being inspired by those who have broken barriers and moved us fashion junkies to aspire to be a part of that fantasy they've helped to create. It's a world that isn't always politically correct, inclusive or even safe,... Read More...

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UR Trends: White Nights
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Fashion lovers know the rule that says you can't wear white after Labor Day has been shattered. If you're still on the fence, it's probably because you aren't sure about the rules for wearing white beyond the warm-weather seasons. Fear not, Romantics, for white is the new nighttime power color—a great... Read More...

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Botched: When Does the Quest for Beauty Go Too Far?
Comments (0) UR Beauty, UR Renewal

Not feeling the face you were born with? Why not have it redone to look like your favorite celebrity? You may have seen this (ridiculous) trend highlighted on the E! television show Botched where plastic surgeons and Real Housewives husbands Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow talk potential patients through everything from Madonna's... Read More...

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KARIF: A New Beauty Service for Multicultural Women
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In an industry that can sometimes seem stagnant, beauty subscription service KARIF is changing the definition of beauty. We got to chat with founder Elsa Arauz about what makes her company different in a warm and friendly interview as she shared her insights on beauty, business ownership, and following your dreams.... Read More...

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Killer Cops: Who Polices the Police?
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"Who polices the police? No justice, just us," read the self-drawn poster of an angry Caucasian protester against Ezell Ford's shooting. It’s a sentiment that is shared by many, fueling protest, vigils, and public outrage across the country. Police and other branches of law enforcement are supposed to maintain order, clean... Read More...

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Olivia Pope Style: The Limited x Scandal
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope, UR Style

Fans of Scandal now have another way to jump into Olivia Pope's world. No, not with shady taste in men or a red wine diet, but with Olivia Pope's commanding fashion sense. The Limited has paired up with Scandal star Kerry Washington and the show's costume designer Lyn Paolo for a 78-piece collection of tailored... Read More...

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Changing My Wardrobe As I Change My Life
Comments (0) UR Renewal, UR Style

For most of my life, I was far from athletic. While most kids would endure the punishment of having their bikes taken from them when they misbehaved, I had to be forced to ride mine. My mind was more active than my body, so my dad had to make me... Read More...

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