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UR Trends: Sexy Rings And Things
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 I firmly believe that gifts given to one's self are the best gifts, so if you don't have anyone to trick on you this Valentine's Day, you can still uphold the tradition of gift giving by treating yourself to a piece of sexy, ultra-feminine jewelry—a trend we’re present for...   Chain Reaction Thin, tiered necklaces are the... Read More...

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UR Recipes: Chocolate All Day
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Chocolate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? We're not here to judge. Whether you're in it for the Valentine's Day romance or you just love the sweet stuff, here's a chocolate fix for any time of day. Breakfast At home. Brew a cup of Guatemalan roast, which is easy to find at the grocery store. Since it is breakfast,... Read More...

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New Millennial Politics: The Agency of Fear, Part II
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The scale of the terrorist attacks in Paris last November reminded people that mass acts of terror in which hundreds of people are killed are possible. It is not exclusive to what we consider the East. Europe is vulnerable and by extension, so too is the United States. We fear what... Read More...

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Leaving Your Blanket Cave: Battling Seasonal Affective Disorder
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To give you an accurate picture of my life this winter, I signed up for a half marathon training session and almost skipped the kick-off group run on Saturday. You see, I've been having this warm love affair with someone I’ll call Mike. That’s short for microfiber blanket. He may look... Read More...

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Valentine's Day Antics: Celebrating Single In Style
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The hopeless romantic in me never cared much for Valentine’s Day. Granted, I haven’t spent Valentine’s Day alone in years, but any one of my exes can attest to me having never made a fuss about the holiday. I was good with a thoughtful card, some flowers, which I welcome... Read More...

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Formation: Beyoncé Drops Surprise New Single
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Beyoncé hadn't dropped a new single in over a year, which had many wondering why she was chosen to perform at this year's Super Bowl. Her contribution to Coldplay's "Hymn for the Weekend" is cool, but we don't live in a world where a Beyoncé performance is little more than singing background vocals for... Read More...

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UR Men: Nate Parker And A New
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I learned of a film called The Birth of a Nation while taking a course in college on the history of black people in the film industry. The professor introduced the 1915 film by D.W. Griffith as the first black film, though the film’s black characters were being played by... Read More...

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Style By The 'Gram: Bloggers Edition
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True fashionistas have a warm spot in our hearts for other women with impeccable style, having no problem giving credit when it’s due. Fashion bloggers are today's go-to style influencers, and this week, we’d like to show love to the women who have turned their personal style expertise into social media gold.   Currently on blog... Read More...

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UR Culture: Diversity Wins At The 2016 SAG Awards
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The Screen Actors Guild proved that mixing things up a little is not only possible when recognizing Hollywood achievement, it's a welcomed breath of fresh air. For all the criticism the Academy received for being "so white" with this year's Oscar nominations, the 2016 SAG Awards celebrated a night of inclusion that makes Oscar look even more... Read More...

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#WhosStaceyDash: Gabrielle Union Won The Internet
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In case you missed it, Gabrielle Union won the Internet on Tuesday, when she snatched every strand of hair off Stacey Dash's confused head with one simple question: Who's Stacey Dash? When a reporter at Sundance asked Gabrielle how she felt about Clueless actress Stacey Dash's latest rant about shutting down BET and... Read More...

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New Year, No Worries: There Doesn't Have To Be A 2.0 Version Of You
Comments (0) Life & Romance

As the New Year’s confetti falls from all of those resolutions, it’s a good time to consider your progress. Have you made it to SoulCycle class five times a week? Are you starting each day with a healthy blend of kale, Greek yogurt, and quinoa? How’s that Pinterest-inspired vision board... Read More...

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UR Recipes: Raw Kale With Romesco Sauce
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Wondering how to make all that raw kale you’re supposed to be eating taste better? This romesco sauce—a simple pepper-based dark sauce—is great with fish, but it’s also one of those rare things makes raw kale delicious, even for the non-kale-obsessed. Ingredients 1 slice of toasted sourdough 3 cloves garlic 3/4 cup almonds 1 medium red... Read More...

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#OscarsSoWhite: The Oscars And The Boycott
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I don’t watch a lot of movies. I’ve studied storytelling and I have a surprising number of friends who work with film, so I appreciate good cinema when I see it. That makes me pretty damn selective when it comes to what I watch. And that selectiveness makes it easy to... Read More...

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Style Staple: Daniel Wellington Time Piece
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We’ve seen watch styles go from oversized and masculine to lightweight, dainty timepieces that work with stacked bracelets to create the perfect arm party. This season, it's all about the classic timepiece and Daniel Wellington delivers the goods...   I am currently obsessed with watches that offer an oversized bezel, especially when I'm feeling a bit preppy and want to keep it... Read More...

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Style By The 'Gram: Khloe Kardashian
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In case you were under a rock this past week, let us enlighten you on the levels of pull-through that Khloe Kardashian bestowed upon us. We couldn’t log on to the ‘gram any day last week without wanting to throw heart-eyed emojis in the comments of her posts. Airport flow ✈️ I'm supposed... Read More...

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Michelle Obama: State Of The Union Style
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If you caught Barack Obama's final State of the Union address, you also caught the first lady's last SOTU look. For almost eight years, we've watched the FLOTUS consistently hold it down as the United States' most stylish first lady (no shade to Jackie O.). While Barack ran down his list of presidential... Read More...

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UR Style File: 2016 Golden Globe Awards
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Quite a few starlets showed up and showed out at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Lawrence pulled off the stellar red-carpet slayage we've come to expect from them, but there were a few new red carpet killers who came through this year (we see you Gina Rodriguez) and put their stylists' skills... Read More...

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Obama On Gun Control: What Happens Next?
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For all the times Obama has given me cause to raise my eyebrows (as most politicians will do to a skeptical young millennial), there have been just as many times he gave me cause to cheer. When he won his first election, when he won his second one, when Obamacare... Read More...

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A Terrorist By Any Other Name…
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This week, a group of men in Oregon enacted an armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge building. The “Oregon militia,” as it has been dubbed by the media, has been called everything from a “peaceful protest” to a group of “occupiers.” But the presence of armed men, ready to... Read More...

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UR Beauty Bag: New Year, New Haul
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With a new year just around the corner, it’s a great time to take inventory of your beauty stash and figure out what you need to grab during your next haul. Here are the dopest sets and products to keep your beat looking fresh for 2016. Peter Thomas Roth Just Mask It... Read More...

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Build Bridges: The Importance Of Friendship
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Friendships are important and essential to living healthy lives. It feels great to have people who are not necessarily related to you, yet still have your best interest in mind. Unfortunately, friendships often end prematurely over situations that could have been avoided or resolved. On the other hand, losing friendships, and... Read More...

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Urban Romance: Love Lost In L.A.
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On a returning flight to Los Angeles, I met a rapper from Dallas. A simple confusion with seating involving he and I broke the ice, and we hit it off immediately. I instantly intrigued him after he learned that I was from Philly, which after moving to Los Angeles four... Read More...

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UR Style File: The 2nd Annual Diamond Ball
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Hollywood had the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica going up on a Thursday for the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball, presented by the one-and-only bad gal, Rihanna. The event benefits Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation, named after the singer's grandparents. The foundation's mission is to provide a better quality of life in the areas... Read More...

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Being Real About The Faces Of Terrorism
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For those of us of sound mind paying attention to the unfortunate ongoings in this country, it's pretty obvious that domestic terrorism has become a growing trend. Most of this American breed of terrorism is not perpetrated by radical Islamists, but by your seemingly everyday “good ol’ boys” who may... Read More...

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