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There should be a clear itinerary and well-marked signs so that guests always know where to go to eat/use the restroom/take photos/dance etc. Without these, your whole night could be thrown off. You might make your grand entrance to the dining hall and find that only half the guests are there.

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Mariah Parker was recently sworn in as the new Athens, Georgia county commissioner. And she did so in a very Black way.

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Boxing is a pretty great form of a workout, as it is a blend of everything and makes cardio anything but boring. That's why these stars can't get enough of it.

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Family, family dynamics, family problems, Slideshows -

Since you are around, and you ask for help often, you’ll also be asked for help. So you could find your Saturday plans to hit the beach are derailed by your mom’s request to help her re-paint her office.

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Health, Lifestyle, shopping advice, shopping tips, Slideshows, splurge -

If you’re still using a manual toothbrush, then it’s time to move up to the modern age. Electric toothbrushes can move so much faster than your hand ever possibly could. That results in removing more plaque, which results in fewer cavities, which means fewer (expensive) fillings.

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Family, genetics, having kids, illness, Love & Relationships, Slideshows -

But my friend’s in-laws can’t help but show their true feelings, which are that they’d be very sad not to see grandchildren. The thought of a grandchild with this disease, however, is also heartbreaking. It’s tough all around.

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After his meeting with Kim Kardashian, the White House announced that Donald Trump decided to free Alice Johnson. Twitter weighed in.

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That moment when you text each other to say, “Did you see the invitation for so-and-so’s birthday? It starts at 9pm?! Who starts a party that late! It’s rude, really.” And your friend completely agrees.

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gardening, Health & Nutrition, Lifestyle, nature, outdoor activities, Slideshows -

Sometimes, we forget that we didn’t just appear one day. Complicated and miraculous processes went into our creation. And, furthermore, our parents ate the types of plant you plant in a garden, to grow strong bodies, to grow strong babies with. It’s the cycle of life, and you grow an amazing appreciation for it when you are a part of it through gardening.

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With the last thing in mind, don’t feel bad about sleeping in. You don’t help your mom friend in any way by waking up with her at five am. In fact, she gets some much-needed alone time early in the morning. When you get up, she feels she needs to start entertaining you. She really doesn’t mind if you sleep in.

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The "Dear White People" star opened up about the work she has had to do to embrace what she considers a flaw.

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While some celebs are willing to ignore Kanye's recent remarks and political associations, there are a few notable folk who will not.

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buying a home, buying a house, Family, Home Savvy, homebuying, Lifestyle, Slideshows -

You rent an office space. You technically work from home but you don't have room for an office at home, but you do have the money for a very nice office you rent elsewhere.

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environment, environmental waste, environmentalism, Health & Nutrition, Lifestyle, Slideshows -

You don't need to use a new cup each time you get water. Keep track of your glass and re-use it throughout the day so you can wash fewer dishes.

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depression, Love & Relationships, Slideshows, surviving depression, tips for dating with depression, Well-Being -

Men are problem solvers. They're fixers. They are solution finders. They feel that being depressed isn't a solution to anything. Or, at least, that stating they are depressed doesn't bring them closer to healing their depression

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Fashion, Slideshows, wedding dress -

From Kelis's green gown to Dita Von Teese's purple look, get some inspo to go against convention.

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Fashion, Fashionable Looks, Roundup, Slideshows, VC Polo Classic, Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic -

There's a bit of church, a dash of brunch, and a whole lot of Black excellence.

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boyfriend material, Love & Relationships, Marriage/Dating, new relationship, new relationships, Slideshows -

Women have a way of opening their male partners up, and making them gradually more comfortable with being vulnerable and talking about their feelings. If you are a man’s first girlfriend, then opening him up emotionally, well…let’s just say being the first one to loosen the jar is never fun.

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LeBron James' decision to walk out of a post-game press conference is all of us when our time is being wasted and we've had enough.

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cocktails, Food, happy hour, low-calorie cocktails, Slideshows -

From vodka sodas to mojitos, MadameNoire has your go-to list for all your low-calorie cocktails as summer gets into full swing.

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getaway, relaxation, Slideshows, stress relief, Travel, Well-Being -

Many hotels will allow non-guests to use the pool for a small fee (typically $20 to $30). If you can find one with a truly isolated pool—some have them on the roof, or in the very center, indoors—you’ll experience a total escape.

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If you feel better by venting, then go for it. Call that boss or coworker or family member all the names you need to call them (just to your partner, in the privacy of your home). Sometimes you can’t move on with the night until you get to verbally rip the offender to shreds. Again, not to their face…that could cause problems.

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counseling, Love & Relationships, psychiatrist, Slideshows, therapy -

I’ve dated individuals at various stages of therapy—spanning from one person who told me, after we’d been together for about six months, that he felt he needed to go into therapy to a guy who, after we’d been dating a …

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GQ, gq comedy issue, homophobia, Jay Ellis, masculinity, masculinity so fragile, neil brown jr., News, sarunas jackson, Slideshows, wade allain marcus, y'lan noel -

After people criticized the men of "Insecure" for their spread in the GQ issue, Sarunas Jackson had a message for the Black community.

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female friendships, friendship, Love & Relationships, Slideshows, unreliable friends -

If you have plans with someone at noon, and you have things you’d like to do before those plans, then you just need to set an alarm, get up early, and finish those things by noon. What you can’t do is continue to push back those plans with your friend to 1, then 2, then 3, because you failed to manage your time properly.

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eyes, eyewear, Health, Slideshows, sunglasses -

If you have undergone LASIK, then you want to protect this costly investment. It’s important to wear quality sunglasses any time you go outdoors after corrective eye surgery.

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Love & Relationships, Sex & Romance, Slideshows, threesome, threesomes, tips for having a successful threesome -

So, you meet someone, and ask if they’re into threesomes. They say yes. You arrange a time and place to meet up. They thought you knew that they were in a relationship, and would be the couple. You thought they knew the same thing about you. And now you have four people.

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de'adre aziza, Entertainment, External Videos, netflix, News, raqueletta moss, she's gotta have it, Slideshows, spike lee -

De'Adre Aziza, who portrayed the character of Raqueletta Moss, has been promoted to a series regular on season 2 of "She's Gotta Have It."

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As a mom or dad, you just can't miss out on your kid's wedding -- unless you're one of the following star parents.

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