Author: NicoleMcGruder

The Secret to a Stress-Free Holiday

Shhh…I have a very, special gift for you- the secret to a stress-free holiday.  Actually, I want to share this secret with everyone because I think we all need it.  With all the hustle and bustle from the holidays, we have to spend sometime to just sit back and get back in tune with what’s really important- a calm, relaxed woman that can even deal with the holidays without breaking a sweat.  Use the following tips to keep this a stress-free holiday season. It’s time to find a way to get rid of all of that stress that comes...

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Channel Your Wonder Woman: The Magic of Power Posing

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt weak and didn’t feel in control of what was going on?   According to Harvard Business School psychologist, Amy Cudy, channeling your inner Wonder Woman can do the trick.  Yes, you hear me right.  Stand up.  Place your legs apart.  Place your hands on your hip and strike your power pose.   Feel anything? Well according to Cudy, this Wonder Woman power pose can change your life and your hormone levels.  Cuddy and her collaborators, Dana Carney and Andy Yap have reported that results from their study confirmed their...

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Popular MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry Storms Out

A contentious few weeks led to a series of events that caused the popular MSNBC host, Melissa Harris-Perry to quit her show, MHP.   Things started to come to a head on Friday when she refused to anchor a show called The Place for Politics.  It should be noted that this show has pre-empted her show for the past couple of weeks in her time slot.  She felt like the request to anchor was a half-hearted attempt to minimize the awkwardness of her absence on air over the past few weeks.   Today, her private email discussing her displeasure with the recent state of...

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Get the Most Kissable Lips in 5 Minutes

Coconut Kissalicious Lip Scrub With this super easy all-natural lip scrub,  you will have the smoothest, softest lips ever in five minutes flat.  Try it! Ingredients 1 part coconut sugar (regular granulated sugar would work too) 1 part honey 1 part olive oil Directions Mix all liquid ingredients together. Mix sugar into liquid mixture. Apply warm, damp cloth to lips for one minute. Apply a small amount of lips scrub to lips. Using your finger, rub gently in circular motion for one minute. Let it sit. Using your finger, rub gently in circular motion for one more minute. Gently wipe...

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8 All-Natural DIY Super Silky Body Scrubs for the Summer

Keeping that skin silky smooth for those skin-bearing outfits is a must for the summer.  Never fear!  Here are eight simply scrumptious DIY scrubs to have all heads turn as you sashay those beautifully buffed legs and shoulders  across the room.  Experiment a little, and find your perfect scrub, your new baby-smooth skin (and your partner) will thank you! Coconut Smoothie Scrub 2 parts granulated sugar (You can use up to 1/2 cup if you want your scrub to have a more coarse, sand-like texture.) 1 part coconut oil   Java Jolt Scrub 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup fresh...

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