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Hair Gone Wild! Recipes & Remedies for Natural Tresses (Herbs Gone Wild! Book 3) Kindle Edition

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> …

Hair Care

Carol's Daughter Debuts Video Series 'The Curl' For Natural Hair Website (VIDEO)

If you're a part of the growing number of black women who are embracing their natural hair or have already done so, you're going to love this.<p>The folks over at Carol's Daughter have launched an new video series called "The Curl" that will live on the brand's "Transitioning Movement" website. …

The weird world of the hair weave

A friend of mine is a fashion photographer who spends most of his time taking pictures of models. In his spare time, he takes less flattering photos …

FYI: What Makes Hair Curly?

And what really makes curly hair different than straight hair?<p>Why a strand of hair bends or falls the way it does may sound like a simple question, but the answer is rather convoluted. On one level, the texture of a person's hair derives from his or her genes. A 2009 study looked at the genetics of …

Black Women's Natural Hair Inspired Photographer Glenford Nunez To Shoot 'The Coiffure Project' (PHOTOS)

Every historic moment needs its recorder. The natural hair revolution now has the stunning photos of Glenford Nunez.<p>Nunez, the 25-year-old Baltimore-based founder of TYP Photography Studio, is the man behind "The Coiffure Project," a collection of portraits celebrating the beauty of black women and …

Why I Stopped Blogging About Natural Hair

It’s been so long since I’ve blogged about natural hair, sometimes I forget there are rules to this whole thing. Like Natural Hair Rule #157: If you’re of mixed race, and not a “fully black” woman, you’re not allowed to say you “big-chopped.”<p>I was reminded of this rule recently when the popular …

The Shampoos and Conditioners ELLE Editors Stock Up On

The secret to Sofia Vergara silkiness, protecting the impulsive dye job, and minimizing the frizz without compromising the curl.<p>ELLE.com editors weigh in on the secret to Sofia Vergara silkiness, protecting the impulsive dye job, and minimizing the frizz without compromising the curl.

Going Mobile: Does Your Business Need an App?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the ubiquity of smartphones, it's easy to get caught up in the app hype. But the question is, should you?<p>While there's no doubt that mobile applications can be great for keeping customers engaged with your brand, they aren't right …

4 Business-Naming Tips for Branding Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're just starting up, one of the first -- and most important -- decisions you'll make is what to name your business.<p>It sounds easy enough. Make up a funny name like Google or Yahoo, and you're in business. But nothing is ever that …

Beyond Smartphones: Mobile Innovation That Could Change the Way You Do Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Apple's iPhone and iPad were revolutionary mobile products that changed how people communicate and access information, entertainment and services. Since then, similar slab-style smartphones and tablets have become ubiquitous. This doesn't …

Why Future Entrepreneurs Should Invest in College

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Go to college or not go to college? As an aspiring entrepreneur, this is a particularly tricky question -- especially as the deadline for enrollment at many U.S. universities looms.<p>A college degree isn't necessarily required to be a …

10 Questions to Ask Before Naming Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What's in a name? When deciding what to call your company, the answer is plenty. A business name can be too broad--or too confining. It can be too quirky--or not memorable enough. The challenge is to pick a name that's catchy, but also …

I Screwed Up: How 3 Famed Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fran Tarkenton, the football-pro-turned-businessman, tasted failure straight out of the entrepreneurship gate. "When I was 27, a lawyer friend told me he could help me start a business, and he could run it, and I should use my money," …

How to Think Like a Confident Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, projecting the image of a confident leader to your investors employees, and customers is crucial. But, self-assurance doesn't come naturally for many. Learning to think like a confident person can help you find …

How to Protect Your Business From Personal Legal Trouble

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recently, I had a client get in a car accident that was clearly his fault. The other driver and passengers were seriously injured and the claims are going to be in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions. What makes the situation more …

3 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As if making the transition from student life to the working world wasn't hard enough.<p>In March, the unemployment rate among 18- to 29-year-olds was 11.7 percent, more than four percentage points higher than the national average of 7.6 …

10 Phrases You Should Never Say Out Loud

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>It's a good thing I'm not a jargon police officer. If I were, I'd send out arrest warrants, fines, citations -- anything I could to get people to ditch certain trite words and phrases.<p>As a business owner, try to steer clear of these buzzwords when speaking …

3 Lessons for Seasoned Entrepreneurs From CNBC's 'Crowd Rules'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're just starting out or have been in business for years, most entrepreneurs can improve their operations with the input of experts and peers. <i>Crowd Rules</i> is a new show on CNBC that offers helpful advice to small-business owners …

How to Make Sure There's a Market for Your Business Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've got a killer new product or a service that will have the world beating a path to your door. But is it really something people want? Or is it just something you think they want?<p>Having solid information about what your customers want …

Why Entrepreneurs Choose Freedom Over Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Show me the freedom" doesn’t have quite the same ring as "Show me the money," but it could be the tagline for a movie about entrepreneurs.<p>Despite reporting more day-to-day stress, lower earnings and more hours worked than people employed …

Asian Cabbage Slaw with Basil Ginger Dressing

May 1, 2013 by Laurie McNamara<p><i>This Asian Cabbage Slaw is a light and healthy, this slaw is like summer in a bowl! Fresh cabbage, carrots and peppers</i> …

Elote Fritters | Appetizer recipe

Elote Fritters <br>Makes 25-30<p>Ingredients: <br>3 ears corn, kernels removed and cobs discarded <br>2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil <br>2 1/2 teaspoons Tajin (or …

The Thousand-Dollar Mint Julep

Fill a glass or julep cup with crushed ice. Add bourbon and mint syrup; stir gently until the glass is thoroughly chilled. Garnish with mint …

Gluten-Free Cafeteria-Style Pizza

1 (¼-oz. packet) active dry yeast (included with pizza crust mix)<p>5 tbsp. olive oil, plus more to taste<p>1 tsp. sugar<p>1 egg<p>1 (18-oz.) package Cup 4 Cup …

Tomatoes

Grilled Cheese Tacos Recipe

Creamy grilling cheese gives these tacos their heft, while avocado and spicy pico de gallo provide a bright and fresh flavor.<p><b>Read more: Grilling: Grilled Cheese Tacos</b><p>Ingredients<b>For the Pico de Gallo</b>3/4 cup diced roma tomatoes (about 2 medium)1/3 cup finely diced white onion (about 1/2 a small …

Ginger-Miso Edamame Spread - Crumb: A Food Blog

It’s that time of the month again… the Secret Recipe Club is back!<p>This month, my assignment was none other than our fabulous Group A leader, Jane, …

Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts with Zebra Glaze

Whisk together flour, cocoa, starches, 1 tsp. salt, baking powder, soda, xanthan, and cinnamon in a bowl; set aside. Beat butter and sugar in the …

Lemon Bars - Easy Lemon Meringue Bars Recipe