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UR Holiday: The History of Consumerist Christmas
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Much as everyone still loves Christmas, it’s hard to deny that the holiday season has become a time of questionable traditions. Black Friday fights and tramplings, an endless barrage of advertising, and big-box stores that value profits over the well-being of employees are all evidence of a holiday that seems... Read More...

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Urban Beauty Of The Week: Beyoncé
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Beyoncé's lip color in her "No Angel" vid is one of the many makeup highlights of her visual album, Beyoncé. This fuchsia-plum hybrid comes just in time to highlight Radiant Orchid, the Pantone Color of the year. It's so inspiring to see what a new year in trendy tones will bring.... Read More...

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UR Shopping Bag: Gifts for Guys
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Still looking for a cool gift for the Urban gent in your life? We've got you covered. Whether it's for a brother, dad, or a boo—from the practical to the novel—one of these man-friendly gifts is sure to work for your special guy.   Couples Massage This relaxing gift works for you... Read More...

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Year Of Very Visible Self-Righteous B.S.: Response to Rashida Jones
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It was after an exhausting week of trying to explain the complexities of feminism to my boyfriend that I came across an article about Rashida Jones slamming Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, and other pop stars for what she considers a gratuitous display of their sexuality. In an essay for... Read More...

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UR Shopping Bag: 2013 Holiday Gift Sets
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Holiday is one of the best times to drop a little cash on beauty items packaged in sets. Gift sets not only look extra cute boxed up and tied with a pretty bow, they also reflect beauty brands feeling extra generous, as they will usually give you more product for... Read More...

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UR Style File: The Chic of the Week
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These famous folks caught our fashion eye this week and earned a coveted spot on our Chic of the Week list...    Brooklyn Nets player, Deron Williams, looked quite dapper at the Winter Autism Ball.   Naomi Campbell stunned in a lace Dolce & Gabbana gown at Foxtel Music Channel's Summer Launch.   Allison Williams was... Read More...

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Urban Beauty Of The Week: Joan Smalls
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Edgy, bold and simple. Make a statement with blue eyeliner and black lipstick. Joan Smalls went goth-chic this week with a bold eye and lip choice. Get the look by lining your eyelid, along the lash line, with Lancôme Artliner 24H in Sapphire—a gorge electric blue. Chaos by Urban Decay is another... Read More...

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UR Style File: Le Chic of the Week
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Even on a holiday week, these celebs kept the chic level turned up... Jessie J is the definition of grown-and-sexy in Sarli Couture at the Royal Variety Performance at London Palladium.   Laura Govan won in all black Maria Lucia Hohan skirt and bra top, Christian Louboutin pumps and Giles & Brother jewelry... Read More...

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UR Shopping Bag: Nikki’s Magic Wand *Gift Idea*
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Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for yourself or the makeup lover in your life? Nikki’s Magic Wand is the perfect gift. We’ve all been there. You’re nearing the end of your favorite lip gloss and that always-too-short application wand won’t catch the last bits of product trapped in the bottom... Read More...

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UR Recipes: Beer Poix
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You may not have heard of mirepoix, but you’ve almost certainly had it. The mixture of chopped carrots, onions, and celery is used by chefs as a flavor base for countless dishes. It’s from a play on this word that the name of Beer Poix, a new web series that... Read More...

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Why You Should Date A Guy With A Superiority Complex
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The Internet abounds with useful advice for guys trying to find the right girl. Recent words of wisdom from intelligent, well-adjusted men include “5 Reasons To Date A Girl With An Eating Disorder” and “The Case Against Female Self-Esteem”. These articles are indispensible to men searching for a perfectly insecure... Read More...

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Wear It UR Way: Animal Print Three Ways
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We might act as if we’re sad about summer being over, but everyone knows fall/winter is the season of the true fashionista. Cooler temps bring out the best of the animal kingdom. Whether it’s cheetah, leopard, or python, exotic animal prints are a must!     Leopard pumps are the perfect addition to... Read More...

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UR Style File: The Chic of the Week
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Unapologetically Glam seemed to be the theme for this week's picks for Chic of the Week. These stars gave us old Hollywood with just the right amount of modern edge for looks that made them red carpet stand-outs...   Miranda Kerr wore this black and white Michael Kors cut-out dress to celebrate... Read More...

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UR Recipes: Get Cooking, Sexy!
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The cold months have arrived, and as we retreat indoors to hibernate with our significant others, there are some foods you'll want to keep mind to give your “indoor sports” a great kickstart. When preparing for a good go-at-it, it’s important to ready your mind and body with vital nutrients... Read More...

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Urban Beauty Of The Week: Naomie Harris
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Naomie Harris delivers fresh and pretty on the red carpet for the AFI Fest premiere screening of her new film, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom   Get the look with neutrals: Use MAC Patina and Mulch shadows on your lids. Complete your eyes with black eyeliner and mascara. Blush your cheeks with Gilda by... Read More...

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UR Recipes: Beer And Cheese For Beginners
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Wine and cheese? Been there, done that. If you really want to impress your friends or your date, it’s time to break out the pint glasses and throw a hip beer-and-cheese party. Or hell, just pair some great beer with delicious cheese for your next solo Netflix marathon. We won’t... Read More...

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Veterans Day: Honoring Those Who Served
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A number of businesses are offering discounts and special services to the men and women who have served or are currently serving in the military. Check out the complete list of Veterans Day discounts and freebies.

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We Are One: Sustainable Volunteering in Haiti
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What It Means to Help On my first trip to Haiti, in 2012, I was relaxing on the porch with my host family one afternoon when a big white truck rattled through the village. “Now that’s how you help people!” shouted a young American hanging out of the back of the... Read More...

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When Food Isn’t Fun: The Food Stamp Crisis In America
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As a young millennial whose peers are saddled with college debt and struggling to find jobs, I know a long list of people who’ve been on food stamps at some point. Around this time last year, when my live-in boyfriend was out of a job, he applied for food stamps... Read More...

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Wine And Men: From Light To Full-Bodied, What’s in Your Glass And Your Bed?
Comments (0) Life & Romance

Ladies, we’ve all been there. We start the night off drinking choice wines—the ones made from the finest grapes of Napa Valley and the Bordeaux region of France. Our taste buds vibrate from the bold notes of chocolate, oak and berries. Our nose delights in the deliciously seductive bouquet rising... Read More...

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UR Rant: Fad Diets That Work My Nerves
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I'm all for watching what you eat and being conscious of what's in your food, but some people really take it too far. Of course certain foods are crazy-bad for you, especially over time, but moderation is a great practice for most temptations. Yet dieting has been an occult practice... Read More...

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UR Obsession: Salad Jars
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Salad jars have become a meal-time obsession. Being more health-conscious nowadays, I'm always striving for at least five veggies a day, which isn't always easy when I'm on the go. The fact that essentially no cooking is involved made this recent find a winner for me, so allow me to share... Read More...

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UR Style File: Campus Cool
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Whether it's to get to the next level of your career or keep Sallie Mae off your ass for a while, the decision to go back to school can be life-altering, especially if you're working or taking care of a family between classes. The days of rolling out of bed... Read More...

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Urban Beauty Of The Week: Keke Palmer
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Keke Palmer gave ultra pretty on the Black Girls Rock red carpet with fresh, glowing skin and rosy cheeks. In my beauty editor opinion, the best blushers tend to be the high-end ones. If you're new to the world of blush, here are some favorites that are sure to give you... Read More...

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