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Artists and the Human Body
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope

The human body has been of interest to artists ever since we started making art. Some artists explore the beautiful and the sensual, while others delve into death, disease, and dark emotions, but the theme of expressing our experiences with our bodies resonates with everyone. We’ve compiled a list of... Read More...

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What Are the Odds? Newborn Shares New Year's Birthday with Parents
Comments (0) UR Renewal

The chances of a New Year's Day baby being born on the same day as both of her parents are one in 48 million. Despite those odds, baby Autumn Rain Stover was born on January 1—the same birthday as her mother, Qiana Stover, and father, Raheen Stover. Autumn wasn't supposed to... Read More...

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Excuse Me Sir, You Dropped Your Halo
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I grew up watching Fat Albert on Saturday mornings. I didn’t think much about Bill Cosby again until he appeared in the popular The Cosby Show. I, along with the rest of America, watched and laughed from 1984 until 1992. Each week, Dr. Huxtable doled out lessons to live by along... Read More...

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Will Idris Elba Pull Off This James Bond Thing?
Comments (1) UR Kaleidoscope, UR Men

The idea of British actor Idris Elba playing James Bond has been on the minds of his fans for some time now. Elba's roles on popular shows like The Wire and Luther have more than proven that he can handle the suave-and-dangerous, man-of-mystery type. Until a recent email hacking at Sony Pictures Entertainment,... Read More...

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Chris Rock Files for Divorce After 19 Years of Marriage
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Comedian Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife of 19 years, Malaak Compton-Rock. Rock's attorney confirmed the news in a statement to People: “Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak. This is a personal matter and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process... Read More...

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Ring in the New Year With a Perfect Manicure
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I firmly believe that bringing in a new year with fresh nails (and hair for that matter) has a positive effect on the days to come. Even if it doesn't, there's no sense in bringing in a new year with ravaged cuticles and chipped nail polish. Just because I am very... Read More...

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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Welcome Second Son
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Alicia Keys gave birth to baby number two on Saturday morning. The Grammy winner and her husband, super-producer Swizz Beatz, welcomed Genesis Ali Dean into the world at 1:52 AM and shared the news with the world via Instagram. The image also details that the baby weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces. The... Read More...

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Unicorn Spotting: The Mystique of the Childless Woman
Comments (0) UR Renewal

I don’t have long, flowing white hair or a horn protruding from my forehead, but I do seem to have something in common with the woodland creature known to represent purity: the unicorn. You see, I’m a single woman in my early 40s who has never been married (that’s not... Read More...

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Nicki Minaj Releases 'The Pinkprint Movie'
Comments (1) UR Kaleidoscope

Nicki Minaj just released her much-anticipated The Pinkprint album and the release comes with some extras, including autograph photos and a calendar. But The Pinkprint fun doesn't stop there. Minaj has also released a The Pinkprint Movie. In a 16-minute clip that debuted on Revolt, Nicki takes us on a journey of relationship drama (most likely... Read More...

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Azealia Banks Goes In on Iggy Azalea, T.I., and Media Attempts to Erase Black Culture
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope

If you don't know Azealia Banks for her music, you may know her as the shit-talking chick with the purple hair who lives to drag T.I. and Iggy Azalea over the Twitter coals. In a Hot 97 interview, Banks gave it straight with no chaser. Banks has been very vocal about... Read More...

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What to Wear: New Year's Eve
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Whether it's a night in with friends or a turn-up scene in your city's hot spot, you'll want to bring in the new year looking your best. Here are a few looks to inspire you to be on point as you count down to 2015...   If you plan on spending New... Read More...

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UR Holiday: $10 Gifts for Folks on the Peripheral
Comments (0) UR Renewal

Coworkers, hair stylists, teachers... What gifts work for these folks? This holiday season, we are doing better than last. Job numbers are up, but people still feel the need to be cautious with their spending. Everyone I know is scaling back in some way, which means being very selective when it... Read More...

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Nicki Minaj x Roberto Cavalli
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope, UR Style

Nicki Minaj is bringing 2014 to a nice close. Her latest album The Pinkprint received positive reviews from critics and fans and now the rapstress has solidified her spot in the fashion world as the new face of Roberto Cavalli. Minaj gives high-fashion fierceness in a photo shoot for the Spring/Summer 2015 collection... Read More...

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Oprah Winfrey Sells Harpo Studios
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Oprah Winfrey has sold Harpo Studios in Chicago. Winfrey will remain on the property for another two years, but the media mogul has agreed to sell off the four-building campus that once housed Harpo Inc. to Sterling Bay Cos. “We have entered into a purchasing agreement with Sterling Bay for the... Read More...

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'Black Messiah': D'Angelo Drops First New Album in Almost 15 Years
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Soul singer D'Angelo pulled a Beyoncé move and dropped an unexpected new album titled Black Messiah.   This third studio album from D'Angelo is the "Brown Sugar" singer's first since 2000's critically acclaimed Voodoo. Black Messiah is the kind of album one hopes to get from a favored artist who's taken a music-industry lifetime to release... Read More...

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Christian Louboutin & Dita Von Teese to Launch Lingerie Line
Comments (0) UR Beauty, UR Style

The man responsible for some of the world's sexiest foot candy is trying his hand at lingerie. Shoe designer Christian Louboutin is teaming up with burlesque diva Dita Von Teese on a seven-piece lingerie capsule collection. The line, called "XXXtian", will be sold exclusively through lingerie e-tailer Glamuse.com, and will include... Read More...

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5 Holiday Date Ideas That Won't Kill Your Budget
Comments (0) UR Men, UR Romance

There’s a lot of pressure in relationships around the holidays—especially if it’s your first season together—to create memories of the Hallmark variety and exchange amazing gifts that make the couple in O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi” look like amateurs. But life is full of opportunities for stress, so why... Read More...

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UR Holiday: An Uber-Easy Guide to Guys' Gifts
Comments (0) UR Men, UR Style

We all know that gender binary stereotypes are to be taken with a grain of salt, but the adage that “guys are hard to shop for” is one that often proves true—especially when it comes to someone you’re dating. Mass marketing focuses heavily on gifts for women, so we’re left... Read More...

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Co-Founder of Miss Jessie's Dead from Apparent Suicide
Comments (0) UR Beauty, UR Kaleidoscope

Titi Branch, co-founder of the natural hair care line Miss Jessie's, died on December 4 of an apparent suicide. Though the cause of death has not been officially confirmed, a family friend confirmed to the Washington Post that Branch, 45, had indeed passed away. Branch started the Miss Jessie's hair care... Read More...

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UR Shopping Bag: Must-Have Holiday Gift Sets
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The holiday is here and this year's beauty gift sets offer a plethora of products and fail-proof ways to look (and smell) your best—all at a great value! Treat your fave makeup lover, or yourself, with one of the following recommendations...     Make Up For Ever Studio Case $60 Boasting more pigment than... Read More...

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Dear Naysayers: The Gluten Struggle is Real
Comments (1) UR Renewal

Nothing is more annoying than hearing people quip about the anti-gluten movement being a fad. For people who suffer from gluten allergies or gluten-related illnesses, it is far from a fad and certainly not a game. Something Ain't Right It was about seven years ago when I began to notice that I... Read More...

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Winter White: The Best White Wines for Cold Weather
Comments (1) UR Home

White clothes aren’t the only thing that’s now permissible after Labor Day: the rule against drinking white wine in the winter is officially obsolete. The key to drinking winter whites is all about choosing the right ones to face up to the dramatic weather of the season. Check out these... Read More...

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Spice it Up: Herbs and Spices that Do Your Body Good
Comments (0) UR Home, UR Renewal

If you like it spicy or are just looking for an excuse to play around with recipes, you’ll be glad to know that many herbs and spices do more than make food more interesting—they can also do good things for your body. Work these ingredients into your holiday (or everyday)... Read More...

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Guess Who's NOT Coming to Dinner: Relationship Compromise on Thanksgiving
Comments (0) UR Men, UR Renewal

As someone who has been in a committed relationship for a few years, I have decided to give Thanksgiving’s mandatory holiday coupleness the big F U. That’s not to say that I haven’t on more than one occasion had that yearly battle with my guy about Thanksgiving. You know, the... Read More...

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