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Urban Mixology: Breakfast, Lunch, And Evening Punch
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Here are three delicious cocktails (even an alcohol-free one) for you to enjoy any time of day, guaranteed to make your summer a little more fun. Happy sipping! Breakfast Just because it's summer, my desire for coffee doesn’t wane. There’s nothing like a cup of cool, refreshing iced coffee on a hot... Read More...

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UR Style: The Men of True Blood
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June is a big month here at Urban Romance. Not only are we celebrating the Urban Man, but we are also ringing in a new season of HBO’s True Blood. The stars of the hit series gathered on June 11th at the ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Hollywood for the... Read More...

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Who's Your Daddy: Famously Cool Dads
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We know there's no dad cooler than your own (yes, even in his dad jeans and tucked-in sweat shirt), but there are some men who have taken the coolness factor to another level, bridging fatherhood and swag effortlessly. Here are some of our favorite famous dads...

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UR Man: Manscaping Beauty
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A few weeks ago, after a five-mile race, I was relaxing with a beer, a dog, and the guy I’m dating (these are not listed in order of importance to me, by the way). We watched a few older men finish the race; one man looked like he was wearing... Read More...

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Urban Megaphone: One Affair Allowed
Comments (1) Life & Romance, UR Men

I'm a fairly blunt and honest guy, perhaps to a fault. A few months before I married my second (and current) wife, she found out just how blunt I can be. One day I casually told her, "You get one affair, you know." She thought I was joking and chuckled something... Read More...

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UR Traveler: Beauty Tips For Your Next Trip
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As your vacation gets closer, you'll need to get your beauty packing squared away. We have a few tips to help you stay gorgeous on your next trip without fuss... 1. Opt for powder foundation instead of liquid. Since liquid foundations come in glass bottles prone to breakage, consider purchasing the same shade... Read More...

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UR Traveler: Traveling For $500 or Less
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We all want to live a jet-set lifestyle and see the world. Who says that you have to break the bank in order to have a good time? If you search for the best deals and plan accordingly, you can travel and keep the lights on at home. Transportation Whether you’re booking a... Read More...

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UR Traveler: Chicago
Comments (2) Arts & Culture, UR Traveler

My husband and I began our road trip to Chicago on the last Wednesday afternoon in March with a six-hour drive to Pittsburgh, where we stayed with our CouchSurfing hosts who had also hosted us during our visit back in November. After a night out that featured typical Pittsburgh fare,... Read More...

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Who’s To Blame? The Racist Backlash After Boston
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Mere hours after the Boston bombing occurred, as I was already researching what was certain to be a difficult subject to write about, I came across a blog post about the attacks. The blogger did not delve into speculation as to who the suspects were, what their motive was, or... Read More...

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UR Traveler: Your Palace Away From Home
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If the free WiFi and continental breakfast at some random inn just aren’t your thing, we get it. It’s time to upgrade. According to CNN, the following are the top five most expensive hotel rooms in the world. Grab a few of your most fabulous friends, flash that credit card,... Read More...

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Work It Out: Fitness for Those Who Hate To Exercise
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Most people dread starting a workout plan and, whether we want to admit it or not, exercising just isn’t fun. Some people start and quit or just turn to fad diets that eventually fail. The hardest part of starting a routine, is starting a routine. To help you get motivated,... Read More...

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Urban Astrology: Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Comments (2) Life & Romance

In Roman mythology, Aries was known as Mars, the ancient God of war. Number one in the zodiac, Arians certainly steal the show because they are full of courage and adventure. Nobody tells them what to do because they’re all about calling the shots and being exciting and vibrant while... Read More...

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Would You Take A Pill To Prevent Gray Hair?
Comments (1) UR Men

I'm really not a fan of taking pills. If I am experiencing discomfort in a joint, limb, or extremity, I generally let it heal on its own. I figure that masking the pain will only trick me into forgetting what's wrong with me and I don't want that. I need... Read More...

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Use What You've Got: Beat Face Honey Chats With UR!
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She conquered YouTube with her makeup tutorials and stole Brandy's heart via Twitter before scoring a job with the Grammy Award-winning artist with the help of her loyal Instagram following. Now, Tatiana Ward of Beat Face Honey shares her makeup tips, products, and radiant personality with Urban Romance Beauty Editor,... Read More...

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UR Mixology: Irish Sluts & Leprechaun Nuts
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Irish Slut Do you know anyone who’s Irish? Do you know any sluts? Do you know any Irish sluts? No? Well, you will after a couple of these shots. ¾ ounce Irish Whiskey ¼ ounce Amaretto Splash of Cranberry Juice Punch a Leprechaun in the Nuts This recipe came from a friend of mine who modified... Read More...

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Why We Still Need the Voting Rights Act
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More than just an idealistic-sounding term, the Voting Rights Act is a crucial component of the ongoing fight against racial discrimination. This legislation was introduced in 1965 to prevent states from making laws that could hinder the voting rights of people of color. Now, a section of the Voting Rights... Read More...

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Urban Astrology: Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Comments (0) Life & Romance

Pisces, the 12th sign of the zodiac, encompasses one characteristic from each of the other signs before it. It is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions tied together by a chord because, often times, Pisceans are pulled in two different directions: embracing the materialistic world  or listening to... Read More...

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Urban Icons: Photography
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This Black History Month, we celebrate the lives and accomplishments of those African Americans who paved a way for up-and-comers in publishing, politics, the arts, and the fashion and beauty industries. Did You Know...     Jules Lion was the first African American photographer. He opened a daguerreotype studio in New Orleans in 1840,... Read More...

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Urban Megaphone: These Kids Today
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Before I start, I feel it’s important to tell you my age. On second thought, numbers really aren’t that important. I grew up in the 1970s, a time when it still took a village to raise a child. If a neighbor, teacher, or anyone old enough to have a job told... Read More...

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UR Mixology: Sweetheart’s Chocolate Martini
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Get your sweetheart in the mood this Valentine's Day with this sexy libation... ½ Ounce vanilla vodka 1 ounce Crème de Cacao 1 ounce Crème de Menthe ½ cup chocolate milk 1 small bottle chocolate syrup (for drizzle) Girl Scout Thin Mints or your favorite chocolate cookie In a small Ziploc bag, crush 3 Thin Mints (or... Read More...

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Urban Icons: Publishing & Literature
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This Black History Month, we celebrate the lives and accomplishments of those African Americans who paved a way for up-and-comers in publishing, politics, the arts, and the fashion and beauty industries.   Publishing and Literature John H. Johnson The first issue of Ebony magazine was published on November 1, 1965 by John H. Johnson... Read More...

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Urban Astrology: Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Comments (0) Life & Romance

Aquarians are the thinkers of the zodiac; often described as analytical, independent, original, progressive, and aloof. Their ruling planet is Uranus which, in Greek mythology, is the planet of change, invention, and the unexpected. Human lives fascinate Aquarians because they seek answers into their very own. Secretly, Aquarians are very... Read More...

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UR Oscar Predictions: And The Winner Is...
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This Oscar season showcased powerhouse acting performances, stunning special effects, and movies we could really sink our teeth into. While there are some favorites (cough... Daniel Day-Lewis), other categories seem wide open and the top prizes are up for grabs. The following are our Oscar predictions. Let us know if... Read More...

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