Vanessa Hardison

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Black Panther is a joyous game changer for Marvel

The movie soars on the spirit of its heroes and its villain.<p>Black Panther has been an Avenger for the past 50 years, created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in 1966. What Kirby and Lee created, and what subsequent writers and artists have since refined, is one of the smartest and most powerful members …

Marvel Universe

How the Quietly Radical ‘Black Panther’ Took Over Hollywood

Marvel’s most prominent black superhero hasn’t always been one of its superstars. But the Afrofuturist, anti-imperialist worldview the series espouses makes it perfect for the moment.<p>If you’ve been to a movie theater at any point in the past 20 years, there is a steep statistical probability that …

Comics

What Tax Reform Means For Small Businesses & Pass-Through Entities

One of the most significant changes under tax reform is the tax treatment of businesses. Unlike changes to the individual tax scheme, which are temporary and somewhat piecemeal, the changes to the business tax scheme are permanent and fairly comprehensive. It would be impossible to address all of …

Retirement

Top 5 Ways to Get a Flatter Stomach

Sure, proper diet and exercise will help you get that damn belly fat off, but that’s oversimplified and there’s more to it than just that. Here we’ve …

Workouts

Top Immunity-Boosting Foods

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Amen to that. Keep your immune system strong to help your body more effectively fight off those …

Nutrition

7 DIY Body Scrub Recipes

To maintain beautiful, glowing skin it’s absolutely necessary to exfoliate all those icky dead cells blocking the baby soft layer of skin underneath. …

Skin Care

7 Daily Habits That Are Aging Your Skin

While researchers have yet to find the fountain of youth, there are things you can do now in your everyday life to stay youthful--injections, lifts …

Skin Care

Top 6 Affordable Ways to Reduce Cellulite’s Appearance

Why is it that dimples on your cheeks are adorable, but dimples on your thighs aren’t? Yep, we’re talking about cellulite. When fat presses against …

Skin Care

Incredible Health Benefits of 7 Types of Tea

While people love tea for its flavor, did you know that tea originated as a medicinal drink thousands of years ago? Check out the amazing healing …

Tea

9 Important Things to Know Before Your Next Manicure & Pedicure

We love a nice manicure and pedicure, but nail salons can be a jungle of bacteria, viruses and fungus all waiting to infiltrate your nails, hands and …

Skin Care

11 Crunch-Free Ab Workouts

Throw out those boring, stale crunches and mix up your ab routine with some of our experts’ favorite stomach tightening moves. Create your own …

Workouts

5 Habits of Naturally Slim People You Should Steal

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in 15+ years of private practice, it’s that weight management is about far more than calories in, calories out. In …

Nutrition

6 Ways to Lighten Armpits & the Bikini Area

If you’ve ever been shy about wearing a sleeveless shirt or bikini because of darkened areas of skin, you’re not alone. Hyperpigmentation near …

Skin Care

The Easy Way to Make Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breast

Chicken breasts are such a supper staple that it's often hard to think of them as anything special, but let me tell you this: Splitting chicken …

Account Suspended

6 Ways Embracing Mindfulness Helps You Thrive at Work

Many large companies have found that helping employees deal better with stress and being happier is a boon to the bottom line.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Following a near-death experience, Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, raised eyebrows by offering free yoga and …

Mindfulness

4 Signs That It’s Time to End Your Relationship

Ever want to break up with someone for a really long time and never have the guts to do it? Well…That was me one month before I started this blog. …

Relationships
Infographics

Flowers and Forgiveness for the One Who Broke My Heart

At the point of forgiveness is freedom. I know because I've been there. Three years ago, a perfect stranger called me and in the midst of heartbreak, …

Makeup
Happiness

How to Sabotage Your Relationship and Get Them to Break Up with You Instead

We know a lot about what makes relationships work—and fail. If you’re too much of a wuss to break up with someone yourself, here’s how to do the …

7 Certifications That Add Big $$ to Your Salary

A certification can strengthen your degree, and maybe even improve your income. Better still? It can do all this without you ever having to set foot …

Employment

9 Things Successful People Do Right Before Bed

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Success

15 Indulgent Desserts That Won't Kill Your Diet

It's often one of the first things to go when someone embarks on a diet, so it's no surprise that desserts have a bit of a bad rep when it comes to healthy eating.<p>But Cheat Day and dessert have become a bit synonymous, meaning it's only right to celebrate the best part of a meal. Even certified …

Dessert

Can Texting Sabotage Emotional Intimacy?

Texting is one of the modern miracles of our time but, despite its obvious advantages, it also has the power to damage intimate relationships. Frequent and instant texts and responses keep lovers in constant contact, but can they really communicate what true intimacy is all about? Words, emoticons, …

Relationships

The Importance of Emotional Energy

<i>by Mimi O' Connor</i><p>We work hard every day. We pour our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy into our home life, our work life, and our community. Not surprisingly, we often feel stretched, strained, and drained. Our lives may be full but our energy gas tanks seem to be running on fumes. …

Emotional Intelligence