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DIY Animated Loading Message Birthday Card

Now that it’s been 20 years since Windows 95 came out, make your longtime PC-loving friend a birthday card that illustrates their advanced age by referencing that ancient operating system with this diabolically clever DIY animated loading message birthday card tutorial by Instructables member …

10 Super Smart Makeup Storage Solutions

It takes some work (and some products) to get us looking as gorgeous as we do every morning. Whether you’re a mascara/moisturizer-and-go kind of gal or if you plan out your eye shadow colors the night before, we’re willing to bet you’re going to need a place to store it all. So here are 10 easy DIY …

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Personalized Coffee Mugs

Drink your morning coffee in style with this pretty paint-pounced mug craft.

10 Ways to Actually Keep Your 2015 Fitness Goals

From the editors of ELLE.com, this year will be different, right? Right!<p>For the past few weeks, we've been laying around the house munching on sweets with our families by day and <i>over-indulging</i> with our friends by night—hey, it's just that time of year. Now, it's time to regain our collective focus. …

How To Make Deli Flowers Look Expensive

Here's a fun game: Find a florist, only give her $100, and tell her to go to the closest bodega and create three super expensive-looking floral …

Fitspo: The Most Exotic Places to Workout In the World

Tired of the same 'ol treadmill running scene? Good news: working out doesn't have to be so mundane after all. Perhaps you just need a little …

#HowToWearIt: Robe Coats

<i>In this weekly feature,</i> InStyle<i>’s Senior Market Editor/Digital Correspondent Dana Avidan-Cohn shares tips and tricks on how to tackle the latest</i> …

Leonardo DiCaprio Celebrated New Year's the Only Way He Knows How

Photo: Splash News<p>Fresh from his (alleged) breakup with his Victoria's Secret model girlfriend Toni Garrn, Leonard DiCaprio spent his New Year Day the best way he knew how: Watching Netflix on the couch while binging on Ben & Jerry's and softly weeping into his dog's comforting, hypoallergenic …

Ty Dolla $ign Says He, Kanye West, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney Are Dropping A Song Together

Ty Dolla $ign has announced in an interview with <i>Billboard</i> that he, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, and Rihanna have teamed up for a "crazy" song that will reportedly be "dropping soon".<p>Over the course of two days last September, Ty Dolla $ign and West recorded roughly nine songs together, including …

[BLACK POP DAILY] D'Angelo Engineer Talks ‘Black Messiah’

<b>D’Angelo’s Engineer Says Black Messiah Shied Away From Jam Sessions</b><p><b>D’Angelo</b>’s long-awaited comeback album has barely been out a week and soul stans …

Rihanna Named Creative Director of Puma

<b>Arguably, the sexiest</b> (and coolest) girl on the planet? CHECK. Platinum-selling recording artist? CHECK. Global fashion icon? CHECK.<p><i>What can’t RiRi</i> …

Life on Purpose with Cynthia Bailey Part 1. Fitness

When you live life on purpose, you are able to achieve a higher level of forward thinking and innovation. Easier said than done? Or is it?<p>Ebony has …

17 Natural Hair Bloggers You Should Know!

<b>Mahogany Curls</b> Catered to women with natural curly textured hair, this hair maven is giving you a different way to embrace your mane.<p><b>Afrobella (Photo</b> …

How Critics Got the New 'Annie' Wrong

It is strange to expect a wish-fulfillment story like Annie (no matter which version) to offer trenchant commentary on anything, and especially unsettling when a critic born in the Jim Crow era decrees that actors of color must still deliver some specific "black angle" in 2014.<p>This weekend saw the …

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Kwanzaa 2014: Dates, Facts, And History Of The Celebration Of Unity, Faith, And African Roots

Though many Americans don't know much about Kwanzaa, it is a holiday that all can share in.<p><b>Dates</b><p>Kwanzaa is celebrated from December 26 through January 1st.<p><b>History</b><p>Established by Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is a holiday that honors African heritage and celebrates family, community and culture. …

the most stylish daily fashion finds

My Outfits<p>0<p>My Style<p>Off Shoulder Windowpane Jumpsuit<p>By SP on August 31, 2018<p>Hello lovelies, This item as sold out since the launch last Thursday, …

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The Music Video For 'Harlem Hopscotch,' From Maya Angelou's Posthumous Hip-Hop Album, Is Here (VIDEO)

Before Maya Angelou died in May at the age of 86, she had been working on a rather unique project that blended her beautiful poetry with contemporary hip-hop music. For the project, Dr. Angelou recited her own poems, while producers Shawn Rivera and RoccStarr focused on original beats and …

'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay Thanks Christmas Day Viewers

Following weeks of advanced hype and some of the year's best reviews, "Selma" debuted in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Atlanta on Christmas Day. (A nationwide bow follows on Jan. 9.) To celebrate the release, director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo (who plays Martin Luther King in …

Black Hair: The Top Hairstyle Trends

01<p>of 17<p>Top Black Hairstyle Trends<p>Black hair trends this year include short hair, long hair, natural hair, locs, waves and weaves.<p>Your Face Shape …

Even Baby Blue Ivy Couldn't Escape the Obsession with Black Hair

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Nothing unites black woman of all ages, sizes, and shades like the obsession with black hair. This …

6 BLACK HAIR ICONS

From big Afros, sleek cuts and beautiful braids, we share our best black hair looks over the decades.<p><b>Angela Davis</b><p>Prominent political activist and …

Afro Hair Is Not a Joke, It's A Powerful Mode of Self-Expression

And the black barbershop is where it all takes shape.<p>Like many forms of black self-expression, black afro hair is largely an unknown quantity, only garnering mainstream conversation when something has gone awry.<p>In recent times Chris Rock's <i>Good Hair</i> ​documentary attempted to introduce to a wider …

Tracee Ellis Ross drops real wisdom on why it's important to see black women's natural hair on TV

TV is having a very necessary black hair moment. Tracee Ellis Ross, who plays Rainbow on ABC’s <i>Black-ish</i>, loves it. You should too.<p>From Ross’s curly …

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Breeze Breathalyzer

Having a few drinks with friends is nearly always a good time. Trying to get home if you've overindulged, not so much. The Breeze Breathalyzer is …

HP Chromebook 14 G3 arrives with Touchscreen, Tegra K1

Chromebooks aren’t exactly known for their high-end features and more for their “straight to Chrome” experience and budget friendly prices. This …

Up Your NYE Game With DIY Party Headbands

New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without party dresses, bubbly cocktails and of course, party hats and hair accessories. Yes, ’tis the season to wear ridiculous party headbands and take selfies with your friends, savoring every last moment of 2014. To make those iPhone snaps extra …

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