11. 12. 11. 01:54 pm

How (Not) To Ruin A Relationship Before It Even Begins

Dating is very hard. Its twice as hard when your in college. Between weeding out the losers from the winners , the dogs from the potential boyfriends. Its very tiring. But sometimes there is that one guy that you have your eye on! Here are a few ways not to ruin your potential relationship before it even starts.

Acting like this way RUIN all chances of a relationship:
Being too unavailable… or available
Be a tease.
Brag about yourself
Reveal your baggage too early
Trying to make him jealous
Saying words like “bra”. (Don’t act like a guy.)
Wearing overly revealing clothes
Drunk calling and/or texting

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11. 15. 11. 12:07 pm

New Jersey teacher could be fired for comments on Facebook

Jennifer O’Brien, a first-grade teacher in Paterson New Jersey who described her students as “future criminals” on Facebook could be fired following parent’s complaints.

Administrative Law Judge Ellen Bass ruled that the Paterson teacher, Jennifer O’Brien, “demonstrated a complete lack of sensitivity to the world in which her students live” and recommended that she lose her tenured position.

O’Brien, a teacher in Paterson since 1998, has been on administrative leave since March when she wrote on Facebook: “I’m not a teacher - I’m a warden for future criminals!” The post was originally intended for 333 of her facebook friends, but went viral and soon caught the attention of administrators and parents.

She testified that she wrote the comment after one of her first graders hit her and others stole money from her.

If O’Brien was black would she be facing the same scrutiny? Sound off in the comments!

11. 15. 11. 12:56 pm ♥ 1

Keeping It Curvy.Confident.Chic.: The ins-and-Outs of Plus Size Fashion

Marie Denee, respected blogger and creative director behind the popular plus size fashion blog, The Curvy Fashionista, she has written a fabulous new e-book titled Keeping It Curvy.Confident.Chic. The book introduces you to the ins-and-outs of plus size fashion and covers everything curvy women need to know about building the perfect wardrobe.

Once you come to terms with you and your beautiful curves, fashion will no longer be a hindrance but now a joy that you eagerly look forward to! Yes, there will be mental roadblocks, challenges in fit, quality, and fashion- but this is a universal issue across all sizes in fashion. In addition, the societal barriers (mainstream media, close-minded designers, hesitant retailers) will no longer stifle your inner Fashionista! Do not wait until you lose weight to celebrate your existence. Why suffer your curves to lackluster fashion when there are options? With massive plus size fashion resources, YOU have multiple outlets to find what you need for your fabulous size 14+ curves.


11. 15. 11. 02:29 pm

B.O.B. releases a new record featuring Big K.R.I.T. & Bun B called ‘5 On The Kush’.

B.o.B will be releasing a pre-album mixtape called EPIC (Every Play Is Crucial) and today, he sent us with the first leak featuring Big K.R.I.T. & Bun B called ‘5 On The Kush’.

Listen 5 On The Kush JF 4 Leak

11. 15. 11. 03:13 pm

How to Avoid and Cure a Hangover.

Let’s be real….as college students we are bound to drink. Its apart of the college life. So we all lnow what a hangover feels like and for the ones who have never had one well you are super lucky.

Tips to avoid a hangover:
~Eat before drinking! Food absorbs the alcohol. Boozing on an empty stomach spells disaster!
~Drink water in between each alcoholic drink.
~Drink in moderation. A big mixed drink with several shots of different liquor does not count as just one drink.

Tips to cure a hangover:
~Hydrate to start the day off right. That splitting headache and achy body mean you’re dehydrated.
~Take some ibuprofen
~Eat something.
~Drink more water.
~Sleep it off.

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11. 14. 11. 04:23 pm

Vintage Black Glamour: Pioneering cartoonist Zelda “Jackie” Ormes

Pioneering cartoonist Zelda “Jackie” Ormes. Born to a well-to-do family in Pittsburgh in 1911, Ormes created popular cartoon and comics series like Torchy Brown and Candy, that appeared in African American newspapers like the Pittsburgh Courier and the Chicago Defender from 1937 to 1956. Her cartoon Patty-Jo ‘n Ginger inspired the creation of the Patty-Jo doll, an upscale, brown-skinned doll that was a direct contrast to the black dolls of the day that depicted black children as raggedy “picaninnies.” Jackie Ormes herself said, “No more… Sambos… Just KIDS!“

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”250” caption=”Patty-Jo ‘n Ginger comic by Jackie Ormes. The caption reads: “Gosh—Thanks if you’re beggin’ for me—But how’s about getting our rich Uncle Sam to put good public schools all over so we can be trained fit for any college?” “][/caption]

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”250” caption=”“Patty-Jo ‘n Ginger,” a 1940s comic strip by Jackie Ormes, a rare female cartoonist of the day. The cartoon depicted middle class Patty Jo and her little sister Ginger in various slice-of-life situations - a sharp contrast to persistent negative images that often appeared in the media. “Patty-Jo ‘n Ginger” began appearing exclusively in the Pittsburgh Courier in 1946.”][/caption]

Pick up Nancy Goldstein’s wonderful book, Jackie Ormes: The First African-American Woman Cartoonist, to learn even more about Ms. Ormes. According to Ms. Goldstein, people who knew Jackie Ormes say that she modeled some of her characters after herself, beautifully dressed and outspoken about issues of the day. Ms. Ormes was one of many artists who were investigated by the House of Un-American activities during the McCarthy era. She also led a very full, interesting social life in Chicago and was friendly with celebrities like Eartha Kitt and Duke Ellington. She died in 1985.

via Vintage Black Glamour.

11. 15. 11. 12:44 pm

How to Avoid Razor Bumps

Guys and dolls, we all love a smooth, close shave—whether on a man’s face or a woman’s legs or under arms. Unfortunately for some of us, a close shave is the biggest cause of unsightly and painful razor bumps that sometimes causes scaring.

Where Do Razor Bumps Come From?

Closely shaven hair has a sharp edge that sometimes penetrates the skin and causes inflammation and swelling, just like when you get a splinter. Unfortunately for us technicolor folk (i.e. African-American, Hispanic) with curly hair tend to them more. Curly hair tturns back into the skin once it’s been shaved.

Back in the day, the only solution for razor bumps was simply to decrease the number of times a person shaved. That wouldn’t work for our mojo, not trying to look like Austin Powers under the arms or on our lady bits.

Nowadays there are products that contain cortisone,moisturizers and topical antibiotics to eliminate their razor bumps.

Check out these pointers to rid you of razor bumps:
1.  Never ever ever ever shave dry skin. In fact shaving in the shower is best. Make it the last thing you do in the shower. The steam will open your pores and allow you to get a closer shave.

2.  Prep your skin with a gentle exfoliation.  Always apply shaving product (a good one) to the skin before shaving and allow it to sit  for a couple of minutes before shaving to help it soften the skin and hair.

3. Never shave against the grain of your hair. And whatever you do, don’t shave the same area more than twice to get a closer shave. If you can avoid using those trendy 2, 3, and 4 blade razors. Those blades tend to lift and snap the hair back into place, giving you a closer shave and causing razor bumps.

4. Once out of the shower, use a local antiseptic or antimicrobial treatment.  Iodine, Tea Tree Oil, or any alcohol based aftershave will help prevent razor bumps.

5. Rinse your shaving razor with rubbing alcohol before and after every use, and change the blade at least once a week to get rid of razor bumps.

11. 15. 11. 01:34 pm ♥ 1

FutureMedia Fest 2011 at Georgia Tech

Interested in a career in media? Don’t miss  your chance to be inspired and challenged at FutureMedia Fest 2011. This  annual must-attend event explores media  power on people and business.  From November 15-17, 2011 on Georgia Tech’s midtown Atlanta campus, discover new possibilities through an interactive mash-up of talent, ideas, trends.

Backed by the technological expertise of Georgia Tech, a global top-ten university located in a growing media industry center, FutureMedia Fest 2011 will connect attendees, create a robust innovation environment, and drive the growth of a new media ecosystem. Be among the industry’s top executives and investors, innovators and entrepreneurs, academics and researchers. Don’t miss the chance to preview Georgia Tech’s FutureMedia Outlook 2012, outlining megatrends that we believe will shape the future of media, content, and information in the next five years, before its release.

Dynamic start-up and research demos will present the latest technologies from Georgia Tech students and leading practitioners in the media fields.

Topics include;

  • Media Revolutionizing Sports Entertainment
  • Civic Engagement through Social Media
  • Next Generation Emergency Response
  • How to Get Elected
  • Future Commerce
  • Media Molding Business Models
  • Entrepreneurship in a Noisy World
  • Future of Advertising and Marketing in a Hyperlocal World
  • Changing Platforms, Changing Players
  • Future of Television
  • Future of Learning
  • Game Changers in Health
  • Computational Journalism

See Schedule

11. 15. 11. 02:43 pm

Occupy Wall Street: Can Odinary People Change Corporate Policies?

Whether or not you protested with the people who occupied Wall Street, ordinary folks can still make a difference when it comes to corporate policies. Check out this list of recent victories;

  • Bank of America. Congress recently passed a law capping the fees that banks could charge merchants who accepted debit cards. To make up the lost revenue, Bank of America announced it would charge customers $5 per month to use their cards (several other banks proposed their own fees).

    People were outraged, and more than 300,000 signed a petition at Change.org. Result: last week Bank of America decided to drop the fee. A statement from co-chief operating officer David Darnell said, “We have listened to our customers very closely.”

  • Netflix. Remember when Netflix decided to separate its old DVD-by-mail service from its video-streaming service? Customers who wanted both services faced a 60% rate hike, and the hassle of managing two separate accounts. People howled.

    Netflix lost 800,000 subscribers in the third quarter. Its stock price tanked. Result: CEO Reed Hastings has kept the price increase (alas), but pulled the plug on two separate services, giving people back the convenience of a unified Netflix service.

via Daily Worth