Black Women, White Women, and Natural Hair

The burn of a relaxer on my tender scalp.The hiss of the hot comb against my untamed roots.The fear of moisture in all of its iterations: rain, sweat, ocean.The anguish of getting the most minor trim because length--not health--was paramount.These are the memories I carry of the never-ending battle to hide the state of my kinky hair. It's an experience belonging to sisters all over the globe, this fight to make our hair submit to societal standards of what is acceptable and proper....more
I don't understand why all the controversy. I've been natural for over 10 years. I did so beore ... more

Oil Pulling - The benefits and why you should start

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I oil pul too. I spit it in the toilet though. After the oil mixes with your saliva for a time, ... more

Can't Make It to BlogHer '13? Join BlogHer at Home!

We know there are a lot of you who can't make it to BlogHer '13, but we don't want you to miss out on everything! I look forward to connecting with you on Twitter, but there's more to BlogHer at Home -- like giveaways! ...more
Tweet: https://twitter.com/RadBrownBeauty/status/362033708993220608 more

Can't Make It to BlogHer '13? Join BlogHer at Home!

We know there are a lot of you who can't make it to BlogHer '13, but we don't want you to miss out on everything! I look forward to connecting with you on Twitter, but there's more to BlogHer at Home -- like giveaways! ...more
I was so sad to miss BlogHer13. BlogHer12 was my first. Unfortunately, my budget wouldn't allow ... more

Action Needed: WordPress Users Using Social Media Widget Plugin

If you use a plugin called Social Media Widget (social-media-widget) on your WordPress blog, you need to remove it, according to WordPress Plugin Social Media Widget Hiding Spam – Remove it now. The plugin is in use on about 900,000 websites. It was recently discovered to be injecting Pay Day Loan links and spam into websites. ...more
@Aimee Whetstine Hi, this is the one I was using too. I think this is it more

Action Needed: WordPress Users Using Social Media Widget Plugin

If you use a plugin called Social Media Widget (social-media-widget) on your WordPress blog, you need to remove it, according to WordPress Plugin Social Media Widget Hiding Spam – Remove it now. The plugin is in use on about 900,000 websites. It was recently discovered to be injecting Pay Day Loan links and spam into websites. ...more
Darn it was such a great plug in (minus the scam of course) more

Five New Year's Eve Style Inspirations

Please don’t tell me that you are planning to spend another New Year’s Eve wrapped up under your blankets with your furry friend Snookums by your side. Between the economy, divisive elections, and national tragedies, there is no denying that 2012 was a super difficult year (well, at least it was for me.)  But we made it! How about we end this year and start the new one off right by celebrating our successes, perseverance, and resilience by getting up, getting out, and doing something? ...more
I agree with the other ladies. I really love that last outfit! more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your August Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily August NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
I am beyond tired STILL. And my bedroom is a mess.....full of swag....BUT now i'm so overwhelmed ... more

Are You Suffering from a BlogHer Conference Hangover?

It's Monday morning, the first weekday after the end of the annual BlogHer conference.  You probably got home yesterday at some point, and the contents of your suitcase are in piles all over your bedroom floor (unless you're one of those people who already has your laundry done, and in that case, I just want to tell you how jealous I am right now of your housekeeping skills).  The business cards are in several piles at the bottom of your purse.  You've passed out the swag to the kids and crumpled up your marked-up copy of the conference schedule.  And that's when it hits you: You are suffering from a scorching case of Conference Hangover. ...more
 @wdolderer Hi, I'm a new yorker too and I was also overwhelmed. It was my first BlogHe but I do ... more

What’s Your BlogHer ’12 Follow Up Strategy?

After all the parties are over, you’ve traveled home, and recovered from re-entry into regular life, what’s next? What is your plan to follow-up on the connections you made and put what you learned into action? It’s all in the follow-up.  Whenever you attend a live event it is only a start to the work that will follow. You’ve made some new connections, deepened existing relationships, and learned a ton.  So what are you going to do with it? Here is a –4-part system for taking action without overwhelming the heck out of yourself. ...more
I am beyond exhausted. I woke up nauseous I was so tired! However, I started implementing some ... more