The ROI to Living Your Best Life

Before making investments, choosing campaign ideas, or making big business decisions – a term that will always stick out to me is ROI or Return on Investment. To make it less complicated, it simply means tracking inputs to determine if your marketing programs are working or if you need to catch up because you’re missing…

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First Hand Look At Mempho Fest 2018

Since its announcement, MNB has been gearing up to attend the 2nd annual Mempho Fest! Though the diverse line up is what drew me in attendance, I wanted to experience the art installments and a taste of unique food vendors. Y’all know I love nostalgic-like content -so, disposable camera pictures it is! Shelby Farms isn’t…

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Boost Your Productivity With These Apps

It’s getting harder and harder each day to beat procrastination. Trust me I know. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in your phone and tell yourself that you’ll only be on Instagram or Twitter for “5 minutes”. Soon those 5 minutes turn into 5 hours and you’ve added other apps into the mix to…

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Make Money On The Side With These Three Ways

In this day and age, it seems as though the bills keep on piling up and sucking your extra money dry. The days of going to the movies with your friends, going to the bar or just hanging out with the people that you like are long gone. They were replaced by financial responsibilities that…

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You Should Probably Reconcile.

After a show from The Carter’s OTRII tour, Beyoncé’ recently reunited with -the original members of Destiny’s Child. First with Letoya Luckett and yesterday with LaTavia Roberson – and as a true fan of the 90’s and early 2000’s these pictures were epic to see. I never believed that this would not happen, but I…

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Meditation Apps To Try

Welcome to the continuation of the previous article “Why You Should Start Meditating”. As mentioned in the above, there are various tools that you can use to guide you through your meditations. You can do them by yourself, with the help of youtube videos or with the help of apps. Speaking of apps, there are…

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Why You Should Start Meditating

Meditation, like anything else in the world, is widely misunderstood. When you picture someone meditating you probably see a person sitting cross-legged with their arms and hands resting across their knees doing an “ohm” sound repeatedly right? Unfortunately, that is a misconception that often leads people to stray away from practicing this tool of achieving…

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The Best Romantic Comedy of the Summer

*Warning: this post may contain spoilers. One of the many activities I did in my spare time this four day weekend was read, “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan. One of the many activities I did in my spare time this four day weekend was read, “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan. Now, everyone has…

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Read Your Way To Improvement

How are you trying to improve yourself and reach your full potential? Are you binge-watching youtube videos with the idea that something just might click and you will suddenly be a better version of yourself? Or perhaps you are doing the same, except with articles telling you what you need to do. Now don’t be…

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Labor Day Weekdend- What are your plans?

Please wake me up when September ends because I’m ready for fall to begin. Summer ending is like different feeling this year, but maybe because I worked every day, I just feel exhausted. So, it’s finally September, Labor Day weekend is coming up. I got four days off to get some work done on my…

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6 Things You Want in a Relationship, But Too Afraid to Say

Whatever you don’t want me doing, don’t do it. Now this goes without saying, but to break it down some more -I find that sometimes people aren’t aware of what they do. For me, usually, in order for my significant other to understand how I feel about something, I’d simply change the perspective of the issue.…

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Life Is A Movie

  There are various components that are intricately entwined when it comes to the creation of a film. There are the actors whose purpose is to portray vibrant characters who interact with one another. There are crew members whose purpose is to make sure that the set is in perfect condition. There are cameras that…

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Instagram Poets You Need to Check Out

(Featured Image made using Adobe Spark App) Social Media creates multiple platforms for indecent artists, writers, and business to promote their work. An old, but new on the rise social media platform for poets to use is Instagram. This social media app is known for their users to take pictures, crop, and design, and share…

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“Why Are You So Quiet”- Misconceptions of My Introversion

“Why are you so quiet?”, “Oh, I didn’t see you there.”,  or “Are you shy or something?”. Questions I get all the time because you see me before you hear me. In a world filled with “overly friendly people”,  I often feel misunderstood, discriminated, and ostracized for being introverted. One of the downsides of this kind…

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Why Cancel Culture Can be Restricting

It seems like every week there is another celebrity being dragged on social media for on offensive or ignorant tweet. In an attempt to be woke, people love to pull out memes and start #IsOverParty, and canceling people has quickly become part of our new normal. I can’t pretend that I have never found some…

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5 Eco-Friendly Companies Trying to Save the World

Last Monday, Starbucks announced that it will replace all plastic straws with strawless lids or biodegradable paper straws for frappuccinos. Their decision comes after Seattle, the company’s home city, banned single-use plastic straws and utensils in an attempt to reduce plastic pollution. The corporation revealed that it will eliminate more than one billion straws a…

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Winner Takes All or Lonely at the Top? |Battle Royale and the Meaning it Holds

Battle Royale, Hunger Games, PUBG, and Fortnite have had an impact upon the world that has been truly epic. Each of these titles has one thing in common; there can only be one winner. I have looked at each of these experiences and came to one conclusion. Read at your own risk! If we start…

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What Everyone Can Learn From Demi Lovato’s Journey to Sobriety

Singer, Demi Lovato has always been vocal about her struggles with drugs and alcohol and her battle with an eating disorder. In her YouTube documentary, “Simply Complicated,” Lovato reveals that she began using cocaine and abusing alcohol towards the end of her Disney channel career. On June 21, 2018, Lovato confessed in her emotional song,…

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Four Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Suicide

The tragic deaths of fashion icon, Kate Spade and celebrity chef and host of “Parts Unknown,” Anthony Bourdain placed suicide and mental illness back into the spotlight. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and each year, about 44,965 people commit suicide. The most common method used in a suicide…

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The War is Over?! | The End of the Console War Could Mean a Decrease to the Gaming Community

At the beginning of June, there is an event that takes place every year, E3. It brings together all the video game companies and developers, giving them a chance to flex on the gaming community and each other. This year before the start of E3 Ubisoft a triple-A game studio suggested that the next generation…

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Son of a Murderer |What God of War Showed Me about Fatherhood

God of War has always been about vengeance and victory, but this most recent entry into the series was about fatherhood. The video game God of War has been around since 2005. Within the games you play as Kratos a Spartan that wanted to achieve victory in battle, so he pledged his allegiance to Aries…

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Happy Juneteenth: This is Our History 

Juneteenth is a day of independence for African Americans to celebrate the remaining slaves gaining freedom. Recently, I read an article about Juneteenth and I want to acknowledge this important day for everyone to learn about another piece of Black History. Nowadays in the black culture, we are constantly tearing each other down and the…

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10 Celebrity Memoirs Worth Reading

Although reading non-fiction books may appear boring, memoirs can give you an interesting look into someone else’s life, and what better item to bring along a plan ride or beach trip than a good book. While reading the autobiography, you are able to learn from their mistakes, become more empathetic and get a better understanding…

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Romance and the Bible | How the Story of Ruth Could Change Your Dating Life

  The story of Boaz and Ruth is a go to in the bible for dating advice, but why? Ruth is the 8th book in the Bible and tells the story of a widow who journeys with her daughter in law back to Bethlehem. Upon returning to Bethlehem, Ruth meets a wealthy relative of Naomi…

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Why You Need To Know Who Mari Copeny Is

The public was first introduced to 10 year old, Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny back in 2016 when she wrote a letter to Barack Obama asking to meet with him while she was in Washington D.C. Her letter gained national attention and highlighted the struggles the people of Flint still deal with til this day. Although President…

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Esther | Courage to Stand Even if it Means Death

In our present age, there has been an outcry from women and for women. Monsters like Weinstein, Nassar and even Cosby are the faces of sexual assault. I struggled to write this post because I don’t want to miss speak. With these current events, I can’t help but think of Esther from the bible and…

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Five Ways To Be a Good Ally During Pride Month

If you didn’t know, June is Pride Month which means celebrating the members of the LGBTQ= community and continuing the fight for equality. Straight individuals are not banned from joining in on the celebration, but there are things we have to remember if we want to be good allies for out LGBTQ+ friends. Listed are…

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My Experience at Blavity’s Summit 21 Conference|Brief Recap

by Nisey Once a year, Blavity holds a 2-day conference for women of color who want to enhance their lives by providing them with engaging fireside chats and masterclasses. I attended this year’s conference which was held in Atlanta, Georgia over the weekend -at the Atlanta Convention Center at Americas.          …

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Six Ways To Stay Committed To Your Summer Workout Routine

As we enter into the bright season of summer, many people are finally remembering the new year’s resolution they set in the beginning of the year and have decided to recommit themselves to working out. But it is much easier to tell yourself you are going to exercise than it is to actually do the…

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