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The One Definition of Beauty EVERY Woman Must Know

The One Definition of Beauty EVERY Woman Must Know
How do YOU define BEAUTY? The iconic Mikki Taylor was ESSENCE Magazine’s groundbreaking Beauty & Cover Director for three decades and is now Editor-at-Large. We spoke with her at the Steve Harvey and Essence magazine’s Disney Dreamers Academy event in Orlando, Florida. Here, Mikki Taylor defines beauty, and it has nothing to do with your... Read more »

Why Your Ex Doesn't Belong in Your Bed

Why Your Ex Doesn't Belong in Your Bed
by Toni D. Bailey Please allow me to leave you with this food for thought. An ex of mine thinks that I won’t have sex with him because I’m still in love with my most recent ex. This ex can’t seem to grasp that my refusal to allow him to taint my sheets and body... Read more »

My Sneaky Weight Loss Tip

My Sneaky Weight Loss Tip
by Claire LeBlanc (new mom) Let me be clear, the post-baby weight struggle is REAL. I had no idea that wearing throwback sweats and an oversized tee shirt wasn’t helping my cause. Shante, my new trainer, told me to find performance gear to wear when I work out, that what I wear can positively influence... Read more »
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Why You Should NEVER Give Your Ex Another Shot

Why You Should NEVER Give Your Ex Another Shot
Why You Should NEVER Give Your Ex Another Shot By Jean Usen  I know you’re not going to like what I have to say, sis. I can see beads of sweat forming on your brow and the cuss words dripping from your lips. Before you slide out of your sandals and pop off your clip-ons,... Read more »

Being a Military Mom is NOT All Smiles and Roses

Being a Military Mom is NOT All Smiles and Roses
Note: Tinita Tennant submitted this blog and we love it; leave a comment and tell us what you think! The Truth about Being a Military Mom  By Tinita Tennant “When you enlisted, so did I”, were the words I said to my husband (then boyfriend) to assure him that he has my full support and... Read more »

Love & Sex: Use Your Sixth Sense

Love & Sex: Use Your Sixth Sense
Visual Selection By Kym B. How can a relationship survive off of good looks or attraction alone?  I am a big romantic and believe that an immediate attraction from one look is possible; however, it is simply “lust at first sight” – not love.  One of the most successful tips in business is called packaging. ... Read more »
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What Do YOU Want?

What Do YOU Want?
By A Comeaux In the past week I’ve had a few conversations and arguments alike all hovering around the debate of what people want. The expectations set on us by others, the secret desires that our fears keep us from pursuing and the dire need to ‘be accepted,’ all play vital roles in our lives.... Read more »

Our Birthday Giveaway! And Our Top 15 Moments

We're three years old today!
Three years ago ChicagoNow community manager Jimmy Greenfield gave us a blog. And the rest, as you know, is history. Here’s a look back at our years of community service, fab giveaways, and our favorite moments. ENTER TO WIN! Thank you for being here through our journey. And, enter to win our gift to you…Baggage... Read more »

The Day I Learned My Daughter Was Having Sex

The Day I Learned My Daughter Was Having Sex
THAT DREADFUL DAY By Kym B. I don’t know about you, but the day I found out my daughter was having sex with her boyfriend was devastating to me.  I was heartbroken.  And, I’m not sure why it affected me as much.  She was in her early 20s and in college.  Nevertheless the mixed emotions... Read more »
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Sorry Chicks, You Can't Reverse the One-Night-Stand

Sorry Chicks, You Can't Reverse the One-Night-Stand
By Lydia Katherine So you like the guy. He’s educated, motivated and highly anticipated for an appearance in your lustful, fictional, feature forecast. For his attention, you become an opportunist. For his affection, you are flirtatious. For his kisses, you are imaginative. When you are in the same room, you become shy, bashful at times.... Read more »