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,…Continue
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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…Continue
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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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…
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…
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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We are PUMPED for our event With natural hair maven Taren Guy and Qream liqueur at The Knitting Factory Brooklyn, June 24th! We've teamed up with…Continue
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"Since George Washington took his slave chef, Hercules, to the nation's first…Continue
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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…Continue
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We all have "scar stories" that have the potential to help us grow spiritually and emotionally. In Yas Mag's #ScarStory series, girls share their stories, "break their silence, stop the shame". Click here to read the testimony of EJ blogger La-vainna Seaton and what she calls her #FlyTakeAway from the difficult times.
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MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FESTIVUS and all the good December well wishes that come with this time of year! Hopefully you're chilling at your grandmother's house stuffing your face and not feeling guilty about that 3rd glass of eggnog, because that's the TRUE meaning of…Continue
Sure, punks gotta eat and LADIES is punks too! Some of the most boss eaters we know are chicks and some of the most rocking bands are of the chica variety, so let's do it. Check out this week's round up lady bands good enough to eat.…Continue
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Imagine being a fly on the wall at one of the most infamous feasts! A smorgasbord that would give the last supper a run for it's money. A feast that took place in a place that was reminiscent of the…Continue
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Is it lunch yet? We're in the mood for sushi, but only because we've been listening to Ava Luna and for WHATEVER REASON Ava Luna reminds us of sushi? Listen to some jams to get your appetite going. It's the next foodie edition of PUNKS GOTTA EAT, and our favorite bands compared…Continue
Off the heels of Halloween, we've been feeling a bit luxurious. Who doesn't love to adorn themselves in GOLD BABY! and feel a little rich? Because lord knows we're on a budget! How extravagant is it that people actually eat gold?! crazy. weird. And what if that extravagance was a…Continue
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What's your spirit animal? What's your patronus if you were a Harry Potter person? What songs describe you? if you were a sandwich what kind of sandwich would you be? Welcome to PUNKS GOTTA EAT where…Continue
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There's a thing where dog owners look like their dogs, and it's fucking weird. While slurping down a plate of spagetti we got to thinking how pasta is kind of like music-- everyone likes it, it's everywhere and it can be servered a thousand different ways.…Continue