Zakia Carter

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You're A Brand: Dressing With Confidence

Confidence-It is among the most important things that we must master in life. It can mean the difference between you and everything you want out of life. It takes confidence to step out of your house in the morning; it takes confidence to look in the mirror and like what you see; it takes …

25 ways to relax when you've only got 5 minutes

Time to slow your roll, folks. I feel like I haven't had a chance to catch my breath! You, too? Hashtag: blogger problems (but, seriously, do we ever …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

The Essentials: Fall Denim Every Woman Should Own

9 essential styles to take you into fall.<p>Is there anything that feels more autumnal than a crisp new pair of jeans? With so much to choose in terms of styles, washes and rises, it's easy to get overwhelmed. So, we looked to the women who wear it best, and narrowed fall's options down to 9 essential …

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8 Fashion "Rules" To Break Now

Debunking the 8 most common styling myths.<p>While trends are constantly evolving and changing, there is one thing we can be sure of when it comes to fashion—rules were meant to be broken. Come to think of it, we're not even sure who even made these rules, so it's time to debunk the 8 most common …

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10 Vacations To Take With Your BFF

BAZAAR's edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p>Courtesy

The 28 Coolest New Businesses In New York City

From key-making kiosks to a boozy bakery and a hand-blended parfumerie, we rounded up 28 of the coolest small businesses in the five boroughs.<p>For this list we focused on businesses that opened within the past five years or so.<p>Know a cool business we missed? Let us know in the comments.

See Angelina Jolie's Incredibly Personal Wedding Dress

Photo: People Magazine<p>Well, that didn't take long. Just a week after news broke of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's wedding (the couple finally, officially tied the knot at their French estate in Correns), <i>People</i> and <i>Hello!</i>, in a joint world exclusive, are publishing photos of the intimate 20-person …

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Summer-to-Fall Street Style: Celebrity Edition

Whether we like it or not sundress season is almost over.<p>Whether we like it or not, <b>sundress season</b> is almost over and we are already thinking about <b>our fall wardrobe</b>. Here, the masters of that tricky transition from summer to fall, to get you started (and inspired) for next season.

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10 Surprising Benefits Of Earl Grey Tea You Never Knew

I love Earl Grey tea. I enjoy it so much that I even wrote an article on the history of Earl Grey for my blog. I discovered Earl Grey doesn’t just …

8 Reasons Why You Need To Start Meditating (And Stick To It)

Meditation is becoming increasingly popular in the western world as we begin to wake up to the many benefits that is has to offer.<p>I have meditated …

31 Days to Waking Up Happy for Life

1. Catch Some Zzz's—the Right Way<p>Turkish researchers found that people who tend to sleep on their right side have mellower dreams, with themes of …

10 Personal Prayers That Will Get You Through Anything

5 Signs You're Settling for Less Than You Deserve

Some years ago, I was shopping and came upon a beautiful red dress. The color, style and length were perfect. But the store didn't have it in my …

Oprah on the Power of Living in the Moment

Self-Help Advice That Works

We sifted through recent life-improvement books and found the can-do strategies to help you become more successful, calmer, happier, more focused and …

How to Get French Style at Home

Would you like your home to look a little more à la mode? Erin Swift, author of French Accents: At Home with Parisian Objects and Details shares …

This Woman Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Fitness Goals

<i>Here, an object lesson in how every journey is taken one step at a time.</i><p><b>October 2010</b> I signed up for a half marathon to raise money for the Leukemia …

5 Things the Dying Want Us to Know

<b>1. The 72-hour mark is when it begins.</b><p>After losing my sister and father within nine weeks, I spent five years investigating what happens when we die. …

Breast Cancer

4 Mysteries That Shape Every Thinking Woman's Life

The great thing about unanswerable questions is that, being unanswerable, there are no right or wrong ways to respond to them. How each of us chooses …

3 Spending Habits to Unlearn Now

1. Deciding to Buy a New Sundress While Wondering, "Is It Hot in Here?"<p>Stores can be pretty sneaky about getting you to spend money, whether it's …

13 Things We Suspect Every Fashion Girl Has on Her Fall Shopping List

<i>Below is an excerpt from "13 Things We Suspect Every Fashion Girl Has on Her Fall Shopping List</i>” <i>which originally appeared on POPSUGAR FASHION. Read</i> …

Take Your Summer Wardrobe Into Fall With My 3 Easy Steps

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the sun is setting on summer.<p>The good news is, while those hot summer days may be coming to a close, your wardrobe doesn't have to cower in the cold. You can savor the remnants of summer while dressing for the impending temperature plummet without an entire …

Why Heathrow is Ramping Up its Personal Shopping Service

London’s Heathrow airport debuted a number of retail firsts when its revamped Terminal 2 opened in early July, with both UK department store John …

If You Buy One Book About Personal Style, Make It This One

A hefty new book, Women in Clothes, puts the purpose and meaning of style under the microscope. But do modern women really still need permission to care about fashion?<p>"Genius is of small use to a woman who does not know how to do her hair," wrote Edith Wharton in 1900. The social expectations for …

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