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8 Lessons I’ve Learned During Marathon Training

8 Lessons I’ve Learned During Marathon Training

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 6.41.14 PMIn March, I signed up for a 5k called Bacon Chase that took place in June (the lure being that you got unlimited bacon at the end). I figured by the time it rolled around, I’d be ready for it. So, of course, I proceeded to not prepare at all and then run it anyway to get my money’s worth — and I did OK! I managed not to stop running the whole time, and I ran at my normal 12:00 pace.

What happened…

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Kerry Washington Sheds Light on Rarely Discussed Aspect of Domestic Abuse

Kerry Washington Sheds Light on Rarely Discussed Aspect of Domestic Abuse

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Among the lists of celebrities who can do no wrong, Kerry Washington tops the chart. Known to speak out on issues plaguing women, Washington used her star power and passion for fashion to speak out on domestic violence as well as financial abuse.

Prior to the video of Ray Rice assaulting his then fiancée surfacing, Washington filmed a PSA examining a rare aspect of domestic violence—financial…

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Tavis Smiley: ‘Black People Lost Ground’ During Obama’s Presidency

Tavis Smiley: ‘Black People Lost Ground’ During Obama’s Presidency

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Tavis Smiley is probably one of President Barack Obama’s most vocal critics. In a recent interview with HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill, Smiley insist he is only holding the nation’s leader accountable.

During the interview, which aired Sept. 11, the New York Timesbestselling author joined Hill to discuss the year leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. After addressing his book…

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Watch ‘Django Unchained’ Actress Daniele Watts Explain Why She Did Not Hand Over Her ID

Watch ‘Django Unchained’ Actress Daniele Watts Explain Why She Did Not Hand Over Her ID

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Clutch previously reported Daniele Watts, an Actress cast in “Django Unchained,” was racially profiled over the weekend. On Monday, Watts sat down with anchors from CNN’s “News Day” and gave a detailed account of what happened.

Prior to Watts’ account, the conversation that transpired between the actress and the police officer was aired.

When asked if she felt differently watching the incident…

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A Web-Based Training Program May Help Reduce Sexual Violence on College Campuses

A Web-Based Training Program May Help Reduce Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 1.09.51 PMIn light of domestic violence resurfacing at the forefront of many of our conversations, researchers at Georgia State University (GSU) has created an intervention program in hopes to lower the rates of sexual violence on college campuses.

As stated in the study led by Laura F Salazar, PhD, associate professor of Health Promotion and Behavior at GSU, “recent research has shown that 80 percent of…

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Photoshopped Image of Bruised Eye NFL CoverGirl Goes Viral

Photoshopped Image of Bruised Eye NFL CoverGirl Goes Viral

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CoverGirl, one of the world’s leading cosmetic giants, is an official partner of the NFL and consumers are not quite happy about that.

After the cosmetic company released an ad campaign encouraging women to get their “game face on,” one particular photo went viral over the weekend suggesting the NFL turns a blind eye to domestic violence.

While the original photo displayed a female model face…

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​5 DIY Solutions for Dry, Brittle and Thirsty Hair

​5 DIY Solutions for Dry, Brittle and Thirsty Hair

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Soooo, you have dry hair? Is it thirsty, brittle, breaking off or thinning? Are your ends splitting and brittle? That sucks more than a cotton sheet can suck the moisture out of your tresses. There are few things worse than dryness for your hair and ignoring it is not the solution. Doing something about it.

There are several causes or reasons for dry, brittle hair. Some can be helped while…

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How to Be an Even Better BFF

How to Be an Even Better BFF

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Never sleep with her man. Never blab her secrets. Pick up the phone, even if it’s 4a.m. and her emergency is “black dress, or jeans and pumps for my date tomorrow?” These are some of the most fundamental Do’s and Don’ts of being a BFF. If you nail these than you’ve passed How-To Be a Good Home Girl 101, but what about the not so obvious? Like ending your night early to drive your drunken bestie…

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