Sep
08
Last Man Standing

Eureka Lewis |3RY Magazine Editor-at-large


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Sep
07
The Black girl’s guide to SPF

By Ama Kwarteng via Cosmopolitan


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No matter your skin tone, you still need sun protection every single day. It’s always gone without saying – at least, for me – that BLACK LIVES MATTER. It’s also clear that some folks need to be reminded of this, as they did when the world came together over a year ago to protest against police brutality and racism.

While a story on SPF might seem minor in the fight for equality, it’s important to see self-care as a pretty revolutionary act of self-preservation that shouldn’t be taken lightly. I also know a lot of you are probably thinking, “Do Black people really need SPF?” Absolutely, 100% yes, we do. Let me br...


Sep
07
BABY GIRL

By Julian Kimble via Essence


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In her brief seven years as a recording artist, Aaliyah left a lasting legacy.


Twenty years after her tragic death, fans and celebs still look to the singer for inspiration

Aaliyah emerged as a star in 1994 at the age of 14. But her second album, 1996’s One in a Million, made it clear that she was in a class of her own. Whether clad in leather while lying atop a vintage convertible, reclining on the iron throne of some subterranean hideaway or slinking along to Timbaland’s hypnotic syncopation in an all-white room, Aaliyah had an incomparable allure. She became an icon by daring to push past the norm, and in the 20 years since her tragic death, the si...


Sep
07
A year out of jail, former Michigan State star Malik McDowell makes Cleveland Browns roster Nate Atkins Lansing State Journal

By Nate Atkins via Lansing State Journal

Malik McDowell was a productive but disappointing player at Michigan State before off-the-field issues wrecked his NFL career. But now he's back on an NFL roster with the Cleveland Browns.


Malik McDowell was once a five-star recruit, a dominant force along the Michigan State defensive line and a second-round pick in the NFL draft. Lasting until the second round was considered a fall for a player who overpowered guards and blew up backfields at 6 feet, 6 inches and nearly 300 pounds.

Then came the real issues: An ATV accident. A release from the Seattle Seahawks. A string of arrests, two of them with video going viral on social media, and one of them landing him in a jail for close to a year.

But now, he's back in the NFL.

McDowell has made the Cleveland Browns' 53-man roster ahead of the season opener. NFL teams had to trim rosters for the ...


Sep
03
Oviva grabs $80M for app-delivered healthy eating programs

By Natasha Lomas via Tech Crunch


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U.K. startup Oviva, which sells a digital support offering, including for Type 2 diabetes treatment, dispensing personalized diet and lifestyle advice via apps to allow more people to be able to access support, has closed $80 million in Series C funding -- bringing its total raised to date to $115 million.
The raise, which Oviva says will be used to scale up after a "fantastic year" of growth for the health tech business, is co-led by Sofina and Temasek, alongside existing investors AlbionVC, Earlybird, Eight Roads Ventures, F-Prime Capital, MTIP, plus several angels.

Underpinning that growth is the fact wealthy Western nations continue to see rising rates of o...


Sep
01
So you want to… do a 20-minute workout?

via Cosmopolitan


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Exercise needn’t take ages, says Ryan Baronet, head of strength at Psycle London

► Can you really work out in 20 minutes? In short, yes.“If you’re time-poor, incorporating big, compound exercises alongside short bursts of HIIT training with minimal rest will spike your heart rate and work multiple muscle groups, so your whole body gets a workout.” Think burpees, jump squats, kettlebell swings, sprints and push-ups.

► If I’m exercising for 20 minutes, how often should I do it? “Depending on your fitness experience, I would advise doing between three and five workouts per week,” says Baronet.

► What should I eat before and after a short bu...


Sep
01
How to leave a job without burning bridges

via Cosmopolitan


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It’s a normal part of working life, but quitting graciously is an art form

You’ve been offered a great new job that you’re absolutely going to accept, but in order to take it, you’re going to have to resign from your current role. There’s no getting away from it, but you don’t want to royally annoy your current boss either (after all, former colleagues are an important part of your network, and you’ll never know when you might want to call on them again). But don’t worry – it is possible to leave your job and still have your former boss think you’re ace. Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and author of ...


Sep
01
Facebook Quietly Makes a Big Admission

By Gilad Edelman via Wired


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PHOTOGRAPH: MICHAEL MACOR/SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE/GETTY IMAGES



The company’s new approach to political content acknowledges that engagement isn’t always the best way to measure what users value.

Back in February, Facebook announced a little experiment. It would reduce the amount of political content shown to a subset of users in a few countries, including the US, and then ask them about the experience. “Our goal is to preserve the ability for people to find and interact with political content on Facebook, while respecting each person’s appetite for it at the top of their News Feed,” Aastha Gupta, a product management director, explained i...


Sep
01
HOROSCOPE

via Essence


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Labor Day offers a brilliant new moon in Virgo, inspiring us to think logically and pay closer attention to details that may bring success to our lives. Maybe you can be of service to elders or help create a community garden. Whatever ideas may surface, many will benefit from your plan. Sharing is the ultimate gift of the heart!

VIRGO
LIVE IT UP
August 23 to September 21
Happy solar return, sweet Virgo! There’s a possibility a significant other or a business partner is sending you mixed messages on how they want to proceed with something that’s near and dear to your heart. You’re looking for answers, but they aim to remain nebulous at this time. Steer clear of all t...


Sep
01
Why So Many Millennials Are Obsessed With Dogs

By Amanda Mull via The Atlantic


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JASON FULFORD AND TAMARA SHOPSIN




The only thing getting me through my 30s is a cranky, agoraphobic chihuahua named Midge.

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, I have asked one question more than any other. It’s come up time and again, day and night, as frequently in my post-vaccination spring and summer as it did in the dark moments of the pandemic’s first wave: Are you my booboo?

The question is never answered by Midge, my agoraphobic chihuahua, but the answer is obvious. She’s been my booboo since 2018, when I brought her home from a cat shelter, where she had been stashed by a Long Island dog rescue after her foster family gave her...


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