Power Women: Five Ways to Sneak in Your Fitness While at Work Here is how to get up, get out, and wo

Making the time to get up, get out and get into your daily fitness can be hard when trying to balance a busy work-life schedule, but fitness is not an area you want to neglect when striving to maintain optimal health and happiness. Making time to get up and move is a must, even if it means sneaking your fitness in while at work. It may seem unconventional to workout in the workplace, but with stress levels high in office, a good workout may be just what you need to bounce back and deliver that killer presentation in your next meeting. According to a recent study conducted by Lantern, a Web-based therapy company, stress is thought to affect more women than men, especially when it pertains to

Four Funding Sources for Women Going back to school or starting a business may be more realistic tha

The average cost of a college education and starting a business is $30,000, according to College Data and theEwing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Going back to school or fulfilling your entrepreneurial dreams may appear unrealistic if you don’t have access to that kind of cash. But all hope is not lost. If you’re looking to higher your education or jumpstart your business but lack the resources to do so, there are programs in place specifically designed to assist women in their pursuits. Check out these four funding sources for women. Huggies Mom Inspired Grant The Huggies MomInspired Grant program encourages mothers to use their creative juices to make parenthood a little easier. The diaper br

3 Easy-To-Make Homemade Deep Conditioners for Natural Hair

For some of us, going natural did not stop with our hair. It continued with a move towards mixing our own “natural” products. While numerous recipes exist on the internet, few are actually both simple AND effective in meeting the needs of our natural hair. If you are new to making your own products or are a current mixtress searching for an easy-to-make recipe that actually works, you can start with these homemade conditioners, which are my three favorites: 1. For Manageability – Bananas, olive oil, glycerin, and honey This homemade conditioner improves the manageability of my hair for post-rinse styling. The secret is in the banana, which has a way of minimizing shrinkage and softening t

The Difference Between Sisterlocks and Traditional Locs Do you know which method is best for you and

Deciding to lock your hair is a huge decision, not to mention permanent one. But did you know that there are two different types of locking techniques that you can choose from should you decide to rock the locs? In additional to the traditional locking method, many naturals opt for Sisterlocks. To give you the quick rundown: the traditional locking method has a rich history dating centuries back to the Rastafarian culture. Sisterlocks, on the other hand, were created a little over 20 years ago by Dr. JoAnne Cornwell and are a smaller, modern twist on the traditional style. Here's a quick breakdown so that you can figure out which style is best for your hair (and wallet). What is the primary


Many people wonder exactly what is the difference between traditional locs and Sisterlocks. "Sisterlocks are thin locs that are about half the size of traditional locs. They are created using a trademarked locing technique that does not require the use of any hair care products," says Sisterlocks consultant and salon owner Wariesi Flores. If you're considering Sisterlocks, you should first find a certified consultant who can guide you through the process to ensure optimal results. "Certified Sisterlocks consultants have been approved officially by the creator of the technique, Dr. Joan Cornwell herself," says Flores. Since Sisterlocks are so thin, improper installation can lead to severe ha

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