Madelyn Storm Mayol

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Winter-proofing Brown Skin: Staying Bold in the Cold

I have a theory: mechanics and makeup artists are equally busy during the winter. Think about it: As meteorologists forecast snowfall and icy roads, …

5 Sure-Fire Ways To Correct Dry Hair Issues For Good

Got a Sahara Dessert on your hands? Whether you are relaxed or natural we have all had to deal with dry hair issues at some point in our hair …

Bye-Bye Brazilian Blowouts: The Next Big Brazilian Hair Trend is Beleza Natural

Brazilian blowouts are all the rage in the US, but the ladies down south are ditching the toxic treatment for “Natural Beauty” to the tune of 87,000 converts a month.<p>That’s how many clients Beleza Natural, Brazil’s first and only beauty salon dedicated to black hair, sees per month – and that’s …

SheaMoisture Hold & Shine Moisture Mist Refreshes Your Curls Without Adding Frizz

Getting reacquainted with the way my naturally curly hair grows from my scalp since I've stopped straightening it hasn't been easy. One of my biggest frustrations (besides detangling hair knots and people petting my Afro) has been dealing with frizz.<p>If I fail to properly cover my hair with a satin …

Millana Snow, Founder of Serene Social, On How Lemons Make You Beautiful From The Inside Out

With that hair (and those bright red lips), could you blame us for checking out Millana Snow? The Serene Social founder told us that her big curly hairdo was actually impromptu. "I had my hair straight until yesterday, but then decided to go natural," she said.<p>Snow recently discovered Every Strand …

Survive

Artwork by Leo Meiersdorff<p>(Album cover for <i>Consummation</i> - Thad Jones, Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra)<p>Used by permission.<p>Poverty kills. He is stealth. He snakes into your soul, a smooth night silhouette. When you are young, you never believe that it is you who is poor. It's always the other person. The …

New Year's Resolutions for the Modern Lady

<b>With Deirdre Devlin @deedevil22 Illustrations by Jim Dwyer</b><p>New Year's Day is here... and so is the time to make those 2014 resolutions.<p>While making resolutions can be productive, let's face it, women are way too hard on themselves. So, instead of lofty goals of losing hundreds of pounds, swearing …

The Healing Power of Attention

Antony Sammeroff, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>What is attention? If you’re interested in spirituality you may have heard it called consciousness or …

6 Simple Tips to Be More Mindful in Everyday Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As a psychiatrist and meditation practitioner, I work with many people who have heard of the benefits of meditation, and want to commit to a daily …

Mindfulness

Be Like the Trees: 3 Steps in the Art of Mindfulness

<b>Learning to Listen</b><br>Learning how to listen to your body and trust in the information coming to you through sensations is so important. Over the last …

11 Animals We May Allow To Go Extinct Because They're Not Cute And Fuzzy

In 2012, nearly $1 billion was donated in the name of environmental preservation to just three charities: The Conservation Fund, the World Wildlife Fund and The Nature Conservancy. Where does this money go?<p>Most, according to National Geographic, goes toward protecting a handful of our favorite …

Worms regrow their decapitated heads, along with the memories inside

Some memories just won't die — and some can even be transferred to a whole new brain. Researchers at Tufts University have determined that a small, yellow worm known as a planarian, which has long been studied for its regenerative properties, is able to grow back a lot more than just its body …

First meteor shower of 2014 on Friday — sun to steal US show

Early each January, the Quadrantid meteor shower provides one of the most intense annual celestial fireworks displays, with a brief, sharp peak lasting only a few hours. That peak occurs Friday (Jan. 3), but this year the sun will spoil the show for stargazers in North America.<p>The 2014 Quadrantid …

Astronomy

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6 Tips to Help You Free Yourself from Your Fearful Thoughts

<b>“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>Here I am, huddled up …

Mindfulness

This Little Boy From India Has A Message We Won't Be Forgetting Anytime Soon

Giving season is over. And it's easy to forget to do good once the holidays are behind us. But today we came across a wonderful video from India that reminded us that selflessness doesn't have to mean grand gestures.<p>Titled "Share.. Care.. Joy," the video was produced by the Naik Foundation, a …

5 Things Every ‘Nerdy’ Girl Should Know

1. You are not alone.<p>Those might sound like words of encouragement, and perhaps, to some, they are (if that’s the case then more power to you my …

The Twenty-Somethings Guide To Embracing Change, Running And The Quest Of Life. | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Some want to change their fitness because they want to look better. Some because they want to move better. Some because they want to feel better.<p>It …

Wedding Photography Workflow Tips

Running a successful photography business is a juggling act. There’s so much more to it than simply taking pictures. Without a solid business plan …

Wedding Photography