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FEATURE: How I Beat Anxiety (At Least, For Now)

Are you currently having trouble trying to face your anxiety head on? Do you always feel this need to be perfect and think that just because you aren't perfectly tuned-up, you might not ever make it anywhere? I got a present for you. But first, I am going to explain the premise behind it. I'm sure I'm not the only musician or songwriter that hates hearing the imperfection in his vocals. Or when I write a song or an album, I have trouble figuring out the perfect way to begin. As…

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Added by Robust on September 29, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Switch your sweet treats for chia, and tame that 3pm craving

Over the past few years, refined sugar has emerged as public enemy number one for dieticians, nutritionists and celebrity bloggers alike. Charged as a key culprit for a host of health problems, sugar has been linked to diabetes, metabolic dysfunction, liver conditions, obesity and hormonal imbalances. Sugar is also highly addictive, triggering a release of dopamine in our brain which our body can form a dependency to. Like other addictive substances, sugar addiction can lead to…

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Added by Robust on August 4, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Why are people of color underrepresented in Yoga? A mixed yogini’s journey to the practice

I recently came across a post on this fine blog entitled 'Yoga IS for black women. We’re just not showing up', and I thought, “How very true!” As a practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga yoga, I am well aware of the underrepresentation of people of color in yoga. And much like Larissa Postell, the author of the post, I too, am familiar with being the only brown-skinned-afro-puffy-yogini…

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Added by Robust on July 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

CONTEST: Win a trip to Australia by getting to a #Healthierplace with Chia Pod

This just in from The Chia Co! You can win a trip to Australia by simply posting a picture or video on Instagram of you getting to your healthier place and tag @thechiaco and #healthierplace. Then tell your friends to "Like" your post to get the most "Likes".





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Added by Robust on July 16, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Chia – now, that’s a superfood! (5 good reasons to eat chia seeds)

Try Googling the term ‘superfood’ and you’ll get back a seemingly infinite list: from seeds and berries, to ancient grains, fruits and vegetables, each with their own unique claim to fame. It can be pretty tricky to know what’s real and what’s hype, and unfortunately the few foods that really deserve the term ‘super’ often get lost amongst the clutter. To cut through the noise, we’re breaking down the five key reasons why chia more than deserves the title of superfood, and why…

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Added by Robust on July 15, 2014 at 1:18pm — No Comments

"Wholefoods": Real Food, For Real People

The term ‘wholefoods’ gets thrown around a lot these days, but what does it really mean? And why should you try to include them in your diet?

‘Wholefoods’ are foods that are unprocessed and unrefined; think vegies and fruits that you eat exactly as nature presents them: skin, seeds, juice and all. Whole grains are the same thing – grains you consume in the whole state they grown in, unmilled and unrefined.

Wholefoods have been shown to provide pretty amazing benefits…

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Added by Robust on June 6, 2014 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Keep your hair and skin healthy with Chia

A healthy vibrant appearance starts from within. Along with a regular skin care routine, eating a balanced diet full of nutrient rich foods and keeping hydrated is essential for maintaining the vitality of your skin and hair.

Chia offers the richest combined source of fiber, omega-3 and protein, and also provides host of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which all play an important role in keeping your hair shiny and strong, and your skin glowing.




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Added by Robust on May 9, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

OP-ED: Emotional Health - Is So-Called Black "Resilience" Doing More Harm Than Good?

When is a person really, truly healthy? I am a physically fit, twenty-something with an abnormal fondness of dark green vegetables and exercising, but in spite of all this, I still don’t feel healthy. My blood pressure is far higher than it should be and I experience anxiety so strong that sometimes it makes me physically sick. As I delve deeper into the world that is my blackness, I’m finding truths connected to my stress I can never unlearn.

The tragic death of Brown…

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Added by Robust on May 2, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

OP-ED: 5 Things I’ve Learnt From My Family’s Mistakes

For most people, living away from home awakens a new appreciation for family and the efforts of our parent(s) when it comes to our upbringing. While I can write up a list as long as my arm of the ways that my family have fought to protect and nourish me while putting up with my crap at the same time, I couldn’t help but try and uncover what it was that made me so resentful and why these reasons took so long to manifest. As a 21-year-old adult looking back at my younger self and…

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Added by Robust on April 18, 2014 at 11:08am — 2 Comments

Sponsored Post: Fast Facts on Fat, An Essential Part of Our Diet

The low-fat food trend has been around for the past four decades, leading to an increase in highly processed foods, stripped of fat, but filled with sugar and other unnatural fillers. Despite the reduction in fat consumption, obesity has risen in the western world by 30% in this time. This suggests the low-fat food push seems to have negatively impacted diet related disease rates and that highly processed low-fat foods may actually be the cause of this epidemic. Governments,…

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Added by Robust on April 4, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Book - Treat Your Taste Buds With 'Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed'

I’m not going to lie; I’ve always thought that being a vegan was simply out of the question for me because it would be virtually impossible for me to go on in life without stuffing my face with delicious, meat-laden African dishes. However, after checking out some of the recipes in…

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Added by Robust on March 19, 2014 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Black Women and Mental Health

I realize it’s cliché to say this, but I never thought it would happen to me. Mainly because I’ve been out of high school for 16 years. I don’t socialize in petty social circles or report to a Queen Bee. I’m 33; if I don’t click with someone, I move on. My guard was down; therefore, being cyber-bullied was the last thing I ever expected.

I work with young adult addicts and if it’s true “you are the age you started using,” then I basically work with teenagers. I’ve been at…

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Added by Robust on February 10, 2014 at 10:44am — 3 Comments

AFROPUNK Feature: Chef KPE

Meet Chef KPE, one of the youngest executive chefs in NYC. 

by Khalid Livingston

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Added by Robust on January 1, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

"Selfies": Signs Of Pride Or "Cry for Help"?

AP Fam, what's your take on the whole "selfie" madness?

Some say they're empowering and a sign a pride. Some say they're a cry for help.

What's the deal? Pride or desperate narcissism? (i.e. "a devastatingly vulnerable…

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Added by Robust on November 29, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Getting T(r)ashed: Do You Have To Be Reckless To Live Your Youth To The Fullest?

When my mother was my age she was two years out of school and two years away from her first child. The only one out of four sisters who had managed to finish her education, she had come straight out of an all-girls boarding school and got a job as an air hostess where she met my father and started a family soon afterwards.

She was born and raised in the motherland so partying back then wasn’t as experimental or liberal as it was and has grown to become in the West. Even in…

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Added by Robust on November 4, 2013 at 8:29am — 3 Comments

Getting T(r)ashed: Hedonism or Self-Destruction?

Let me introduce myself (this feels like the beginning of an AA meeting!). My name’s Natasha. I came to a point in my life where I realized I was old enough to do what I want and young enough to get away with it, and so like most people, I took full advantage of this leeway. A good time was never a good time unless I was sipping something, sniffing something, passed out and trashed out, and really for a student that kind of lifestyle is to be expected.…



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Added by Robust on October 18, 2013 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

FESTIVAL FEATURE: GROLSCH x BITES AND BEATS at AFROPUNK FEST '13

Mexicue:
TWITTER: @Mexicue 
http://mexicueny.com

1) Grolsch and Espresso BBQ sauce. 
2) Summer Strawberry Grolsch BBQ sauce…
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Added by Robust on August 23, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments

"Black Chefs in the White House" in Denver

"Since George Washington took his slave chef, Hercules, to the nation's first…

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Added by Robust on May 29, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Tree of Na Raw Chocolates

We received a spritely letter from Tree Na the founder of a raw chocolate company who is passionate about the health benefits of chocolate. Check out her page and her insights on the health…

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Added by Robust on May 7, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments

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