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Sunday
Oct112015

Labeling women as crazy

 

 

I hate when men call women crazy. I hate when women call other women crazy. First, if we were suffering from mental illnesses, the term “crazy” would be insensitive. As we’re not, it’s just wrong.

It’s a way of saying: You have emotions and that scares me. You’re acting in a way that I cannot control, which makes me uncomfortable, so I’m just going to dismiss you by calling you crazy.

Crazy is so convenient. When you break up with someone, you don’t have to go into the nuanced complexities of the relationship. Nah, just say she’s crazy.

In my conversations with men, they never call their current girlfriends or love interests crazy. It's always the woman who gets this title after things turn sour.

Sometimes women turn into complete lunatics when dealing with the wrong guy, and there was always a common denominator in all of their situations.

All we want is for men to actually listen when we talk and to make an effort to please us.

Women may talk a lot, but none of our words are fruitless. There is truly a message behind our madness.

"Crazy" is defined as senseless, impractical and completely unsound actions — and that does not describe our outbursts.

The Five Deadly Words

There are certain words that are applied to women specifically in order to manipulate them into compliance: “Slut”, “Bitch”, “Ugly/Fat” and of course, “Crazy”. These words encapsulate what society defines as the worst possible things a woman can be. Slut-shaming is used to coerce women into restricting their own sexuality into a pre-approved vision of feminine modesty and restraint. “Bitch” is used against women who might be seen as being too aggressive or assertive… acting, in other words, like a man might. “Ugly” or “Fat” are used – frequently interchangeably – to remind them that their core worth is based on a specific definition of beauty, and to deviate from it is to devalue not only oneself but to render her accomplishments or concerns as invalid.

“Crazy” may well be the most insidious one of the four because it encompasses so much. At its base, calling women “crazy” is a way of waving away any behavior that men might find undesirable while simultaneously absolving those same men from responsibility. Why did you break up with her? Well, she was crazy. Said something a woman might find offensive? Stop being so sensitive.

Women are not crazy. I'm not in denial or defending absurd actions. I just think there's a more accurate word.

"Annoyed" is fitting. "Peeved" is even better. Crazy, though? Absolutely not.

Monday
Oct052015

Brett Johnson Collection launched at Neiman Marcus stores

September’s New York Fashion Week is one of the biggest gatherings around the runway featuring new collections from household names and up-and-coming designers.  Brett Johnson is a rising designer in town to promote his new menswear clothing line.  Brett Johnson Collection hosted trunk shows in seven Neiman Marcus locations. and the designer appeared to unveiled his 2015/ Autumn Collection.  Johnson, 25 is the youngest male fashion designers to showcase his designs at Neiman Marcus.

 

Brett Johnson is the founder and creative director of the Brett Johnson Collection, a distinct brand of menswear which offers premium apparel that exudes style, sophistication, and edge for the global lifestyle. The Collection includes a variety of contemporary polos, t-shirts, shoes and elegantly tailored Italian outerwear. As a designer, Brett has always been passionate about fashion, sports, and entertainment. He has a keen sense of design and performance and credits international travel, music, and architecture as heavy influencers on the unique look and feel within the Brett Johnson Collection. 

Brett Johnson is the founder and creative director of the Brett Johnson Collection, a distinct brand of menswear which offers premium apparel that exudes style, sophistication, and edge for the global lifestyle.  He is the son of BET co-founders Robert L. Johnson, chairman of The RLJ Companies, and Shelia C. Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts and Chair of the Board of Governors of Parsons, the New School for Design in New York City.The Collection includes a variety of contemporary polos, t-shirts, shoes and elegantly tailored Italian outerwear. As a designer, Brett has always been passionate about fashion, sports, and entertainment.

 

 

 

 

Friday
Oct022015

Favorite Handbags to wear this Fall 2015- Luana Italy

 

Favorite Handbags to wear this Fall 2015- Luana

 

When you invest in a handbag, chances are you wear it to absolute death. Sometimes, after weeks (or months!) of toting your go-to crossbody or satchel, you don’know what style to choose. Beauty Within handbag style pick for Fall is the Luana collection.  It includes cross-bodies, satchels, and totes in beautiful hues and textures that translate to both the sophisticated uptown or cool downtown girl.  

 

 

 

 


Paley Mini Satchel in Tusk

Leather & Sherling $328

 


Theo Mini Bucket in Cherry Soda $328

 

Anais Shoulder Bag (Smudge) $298

 

Athena in Medium Tote in Ebony Croco- $458

Fall 2015 showcases vibrant colors including Ebony, Bianco, Biscotti, Limoncello, Verde and Smudge…  There is something to tempt every taste. The collection ranges from $250-$698

 

Thursday
Oct012015

Tidal Advertising week with Jidenna & Snoop Dog

Wednesday night, TIDAL threw a concert during Advertising Week 2015 AWXII at Webster Hall in New York City.

 

 

Snoop Dog performed various songs, drop it like it's hot, Gin & Juice, P.I.M.P,  Still a G thang and much more.

 

Suave singer Jidenna hit the stage singing "Classic Man" and other songs from his upcoming album.

Thursday
Oct012015

Michelle Obama launches #62girls campaign

 

First Lady Michelle Obama said getting girls educated is the key to solving many of the world’s ills, lamenting the 62 million girls worldwide who are unable to go to school.

“For me, this is personal. When I think about those 62 million girls that aren’t in school, I think about myself. I think about my daughters,” Obama said at an event at Harlem’s Apollo Theater Tuesday hosted by Glamour magazine. I see myself in these girls. I see my daughters in these girls. These girls are our girls, and I simply can't walk away from them. So for me, this is truly a moral issue.

“If we want to end global poverty, if we want to improve the plight of our country, educating girls is the key to all of that. It just is.”

 

And Obama offered plenty of personal advice for the audience of American high school girls on getting through the travails of being a teenager - focus on school, don’t sweat the small stuff, and don’t go for boys who are “too stupid” to appreciate a smart woman.

“There is no boy at this age that is cute enough or interesting enough to stop you from getting your education,” said Obama, who recounted commuting three hours a day by bus to go to a public magnet high school in her native Chicago.

“If I had worried about who liked me and who thought I was cute when I was your age, I wouldn’t be married to the President of the United States.”

 

 

 

Thursday
Oct012015

Unique & Fun ways to Keep Fit - Trampoline at Jumplife

JumpLife is the first known studio in the world that is dedicated solely to trampoline fitness classes. The studio offers a variety of classes, Jump Dance, Jump Gym, Jump Fusion and Jump Kids. Jump Life in New York City’s newest exercise trend with a top 40 soundtrack and flashing lights. 

The JumpLife JumpDance class is in the dark.

The mini-tramp has a stabilizing bar that you can grab for balance if you’re feeling wobbly. And if you’re going to wear anything – wear neon! The room is lit up by black lighting, disco balls and lasers.

The heart-pounding cardio classes burn an average of 500 calories.

 

Looking to party the night away without all the calories? Jump into Jumplife, the trampoline-centric workout that'll make you feel like you danced the night away..

 

http://jump-life.com/

Thursday
Aug062015

5 Techniques to get you prepared for the future of SEO

Techniques You Need to Know to Prepare you for the Future of Seo 



Change is inevitable and apart of our everyday evolution to become better, smarter individuals in our society.  The forever changing internet world is no different than the world in which we live and is subject to rules that will never change such as gravity, our need for oxygen, and water. Search Engines have been updated with new algorithms to safe guard spam and help people to find exactly what they are looking for online quicker and easier.  No one knows what the future is, but there are certain Techniques that will still apply in SEO that will reign supreme in the coming years over the outdated techniques that will become obsolete in the upcoming algorithm updates. 

After working with hundreds of customers, building their brand, social media presence, and optimizing their website content, our Tech contributor, Gerald Long II CEO of AdsManagerPro has created a list of 5 Techniques that he believes will still determine your rank in search engines in 10 years or more. 

1. Super Content 
    Its called Super Content cause its supposed to be high quality and stronger than normal content than most people post on similar subjects. You want to make sure you content is engaging and offers learning material for your readers so they can grow with your business and learn from you.  You’ll get more visitors and (CTR) click through rate will be higher with higher quality content. If running running ads on your website this will generate more revenue.

    The SEO reason for Super Content is you need it to rank higher in the search engines based on clicks, searches, shares, and overall engagement with your content. The more people who engage with your content the higher it will rank regardless of how many black hat seo tricks they use one spam sites you will over come them in the algorithm changes, and its best not to focus solely on getting to the number 1 search rank slot but for you to make sure your content is searchable and delivers high quality content to your customers to build loyal customer base. 





2. Keywords
    Without being descriptive enough about your content and what its about will lead Super Content to being overlooked by your customers. There are better descriptive words that can be used to drive more search traffic and return visitors to your website.  When your building your website make sure you use the best keyword to describe the url link so that search engines will display your website in searches.  The keywords used in the content can also have a great impact on your CTR and drive more traffic to your website.
Using the wrong keywords will do the opposite, and bury your website urls and blog posts under the spam sites where no one can find them in the searches.  If this happens you’ll waste more money trying to build your SEO and your website will become ineffective in searches. 
3. Optimize Website 
    Websites have the same principals as a textbook of information in which there are table of contents, foreword, chapters, sections, and appendix sections to help people find what they want to read in the book better. To optimize your website build it like a textbook, and create a sitemap (table of contents) which labels all the pages (chapters) links and contents (sections) for people to easily navigate the website. Search Engine crawlers is what search engines like Google use to find content and determine what’s on a website to optimize the search. It will read your website like a table of contents and rank it based on engagement and clicks/shares to determine if the information is important to its readers before the post search results.  Make sure your url are in order on a sitemap and organize your website so you can gain more visitors and traffic leading to sales. 

4. Social Media Presence 
    It should be obvious but if you don’t have a social media presence your not going to have anyway to share your Super Content to. Your website needs an audience, just like a movie release needs moviegoers. Try to research and learn more about which social media services will help your business the most before you build your social media platform, but optimize it by adding your website link (back linking) back to your website which will create social media traffic. Each followers or like you receive can see your future posts about your content and decide to click to learn more about your business. Services like AdsManagerPro can help you grow your social media presence so that your rank will rise based on CTR and engagement.  People tend to trust services with higher follower rates or at least social media platforms with high engagement. You don’t want to lose business, because your social media account looks brand new or unprofessional. 



5. Google Webmaster Tools and Analytics
    Google Offers Free tools to help businesses, brands, and individuals build better websites using keyword search, term search, and many more SEO tools.  Keyword Research will help you find the best words to use in your blog posts, or content used on your website which will build your search rank higher.  Using Google Analytics will help you with choosing demographics for who to target your SEM when you incorporate paid advertisements into your SEO strategy. If a lot of your traffic is coming from a different area then intended you can make adjustments with your social media campaign to grow customers in the areas you actually want business. Its also helpful in keeping up with the CTR and return visitor traffic and also how long they are visiting your pages for to learn ways to keep them engaged longer.

Conclusion 
    It’s a lot of work to keep your SEO rank high on search engines when algorithms change every few months. Utilizing these 5 Techniques will put you ahead of the spam killing updates and allow your site to benefit from the updates instead of suffer. If you have trouble with building your Social Media presence or SEO for your website reach out to AdsManagerPro.net to gain expert assistance and also check out their blog for tips on specific SEO topics that may help you in your DIY webmaster project.

-Abesi Manyando

Wednesday
Jul082015

Dreamworks' "Home" arrives just in time for the summer!

Packed with an hour of hit music and fun dancing, Home is now available on DVD, Digital HD and Blu-Ray.
The summer is always a time when most moms have to be extra creative to keep the kids entertained while they continue to learn during break. Incorporating your child's favorite movies or shows into fun assignments and projects is always a plus!  For all the kids that couldn't get enough of the blockbuster movie Home, Dreamworks/Fox has released a special deleted scene and a home party edition filled with exercises. The smart and funny animation (starring Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez)  is now available on DVD July 28 and Digital HD at http://www.foxdigitalhd.com/home.  There are loads of special features to keep the kids entertained and learning.  You can check out the trials and tribulations of the Boov on their journey across the galaxy. Oh's party planning tips helps you create a Boov bash of your own and Animator, Andy Erekson introduces you to the Home character  drawing tutorials that your creative child will enjoy. You can even create your own Home Q and A with flashcards. A color quiz such as: what color is Tips jacket or what two colors does the Boov wear in the film will keep your children's minds occupied during this hot summer. 
 
Here's a clip of a never before-seen VIDEO:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TITmSPZgF8k
Description: In this deleted scene from HOME, Oh (Jim Parsons) wants to run away from the problems that he created, but Tip (Rihanna) has a different idea.
www.foxdigitalhd.com/home
-written by Abesi Manyando
 
Wednesday
Jul082015

Coca-Cola removes logo to encourage people not to judge each other

Coke has removed the logos from its packaging in the Middle East to encourage people not to judge each other

 

Coke wants to encourage people not to judge one another based on their appearance.

 

coke labels writing


The group members are then asked to reach under their chairs, where they pull out the Coke cans and their "Labels for cans" messaging.

 

In a statement, Coca-Cola explains the thinking behind the campaign: "In a time when equality and abolishing prejudices is a hot topic for discussion around the world, how does one of the leading brands like Coca-Cola join in the conversation? In the Middle East, during the month of Ramadan, one of the world's most well-known labels has removed its own label, off its cans, in an effort to promote a world without labels and prejudices."

The Middle East campaign ties in with Coke's global "Let's take an extra second" push, which encourages people to forget stereotypes and take the time to get to know people better.






Monday
Jun082015

Eastside Boobie overcomes the struggle with "Had to"

Who says you can't get a second chance at life?  Hip Hop artist, Antonio Taylor who is better known as Eastside Boobie  is getting just that after experiencing all the hard knocks of growing up on the Eastside of Louisville.  Raised from the concrete of the Clarksdale Projects, Boobie always had a bigger dream than what Louisville could contain.  Despite the fact that he had a troublesome childhood he never lost sight of the bigger picture. After making a few wrong decisions that took him off his path, Boobie is now trying to show other young kids from the streets that they can rise despite their obstacles. "Im out here grinding and trying to make it cause I have to.  There is no other option or path for me, says Boobie  "Im really focused and learning from the mistakes that I've made being .  in the streets Ive lost friends in the game and I know what future I want and don't want.  I'm still affected by my friend Arlin White who got killed and I hope I can show people a different path.  Boobie's close friend, Whisper also got shot and is now permantely blind. "I've seen it all and I just want to be in a position to allow my music to take care of the people I love and care about. I want others to see there's more to life than the difficult times we experience." Boobie  is putting Louisville on the music map with his popular song "Had to"  featuring Ice WearVezzo.  "I was dealt with these cards for a reason and I'm going to make it anyway."     

Friday
Jun052015

SEO vs SEM? Which benefits your small business more.

So you have a small business but are not sure how to drive traffic to your website and business.  You probably aren't a techie and overlooked smart guys so you don't have someone you can call up to explain the difference between SEO vs. SEM but you need to know which benefits your business more. Well top SEO Specialist, Gerald Long ll is here to help and answer your question.

 

Which could Benefit your Small Business More? SEO or SEM?

SEO (search engine optimization) is similar to SEM (search engine marketing) in respect to how they help your business, but both have very different strategies in approach to how they are used to grow your business. 

In SEO we focus on driving organic traffic to your search results, whereas SEM is paid search result traffic from the search engines. Theres several debates on which is best for your business and I’ll explain a few differences and how they can differ in your marketing goals.

Both are good for attracting customers. SEO focuses on what the Search Engines are looking for to be inlined with their search results, Google and Bing focus on delivering results with TOP quality content with easy to navigate sites for quality search users.
SEM is more of a focus on quick paid advertisments and bidding on keywords in the search to help traffic find their way to your website.

When your business is utilizing both of these strategies simultaneously you find the best results, but there are still things to watch out for as a small business using either strategy.

TIP # 1 for SEO

The Google search engines and competitiors change their algorithms (which are the calculations that drive the engine) constantly causing SEO strategies not to perform as well. Throughout time you have to continuously adjust your strategy to make your page have high rank, and waiting too long to keep up with these changes, your page will fall 4-5 pages or more behind the competition.


TIP # 2  for SEM

The keyword Advertisements are constantly being sold to the highest bidder, and depending on current events certain days your bidding can be to low to gain traffic, or worse raise your lowest bids to a price non cost effective for your business costing you unexpected expenses which could damage your marketing budget. These price movements need to be monitored at all times to ensure your getting the best effective search results, and bidding price to keep your page in way of traffic.


SEO vs. SEM whichever you choose to use has to be balanced for the best results, and understanding how they both work will help in deciding which is best for the growth of your small business.

 

-Abesi

Monday
Jun012015

Girl band to watch out for - Haim

Haim is an American pop rock band from Los AngelesCalifornia. The band consists of sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim, and drummer Dash Hutton. The group's pop sound on their studio work stands in contrast to the more rock-based music of their live shows.

 

 

The sisters grew up in a musical family, and began playing instruments from an early age in cover bands with their parents. They began performing as Haim in 2007, but did not seriously consider a professional career for some years. 

Haim have been a staple of the local indie­-music circuit for years, sharing bills with California rockers like Jenny Lewis and Dawes; opening for Florence and the Machine and Mumford; collaborating with Major Lazer, Kid Cudi and Childish Gambino.

 

Haim video: Forever

The sisters, Este, danielle, and Alana are gorgeous.  Danielle actually leads a guitar to Julian Casablancas' band and she also does her own. acoustic folk type deal. These gals ought to be on your radar they're doing some cool stuff "beauty within".


Monday
Jun012015

Dr Neha Patha researched urine test for HPV works well

 

 

Dr Neha Pathak led a team of researchers who discovered that many strains of HPV (the Human Papillomavirus which has been prove to lead to cervical cancer) can be discovered through a simple urine test. Currently 900 women a year die in the UK from cervical cancer. Her breakthrough research means that more women will opt in to regular testing, reducing the mortality rate. She was the rightful winner of Cosmopolitans ‘Ultimate Game-changer’ at their Women’s Awards 2014. Her work has also helped encourage more women to pursue science as a career.

A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), which is linked to the risk of cervical cancer, a new analysis found.

"Our study shows that testing urine for HPV has good accuracy when compared to testing samples taken from the cervix for HPV," said lead researcher Dr. Neha Pathak. She is a resident in obstetrics and gynecology and research fellow at Queen Mary University of London, England.

The test could be done at home, and then interpreted by medical professionals, Pathak added.

Monday
Jun012015

Nicki Minaj wears Idan Cohen on the cover of Cosmo magazine

Nicki Minaj wears Idan Cohen on the cover of Cosmo magazine

 

 

Nicki Minaj wears a sparkling, embellished bodysuit by designer Idan Cohen for the cover of CosmopolitanMagazine's July issue, which was just releashed this past weekend. 



Designer Idan Cohen , based in Israel, showed his collection for the first time on a major runway at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week this past February, 2015 - presenting a Fall/Winter collection of high-end eveningwear in the Pavilion venue at Lincoln Center. The designer, known for his highly coveted Bridal and Eveningwear Boutique in Tel Aviv, is currently expanding internationally and putting a strong focus on the US market. 
 
Below is an image of the bodysuit originally shown at NYFW (photo credit: Randy Brooke):

 

Saturday
May232015

Sizzling Summer Tips from Silas the Stylist

Hello my Baby Boos it it's me your favorite celebrities favorite stylist, Silas the Stylist taking over Beauty Within TV New York's pages. Well lets get to it! Memorial day is here and it is that time again..summer time!  We all know that there is nothing wrong with being fashionably late, but with summer here you may want to consider being a little early.  This summer it is all about denim. Denim in all colors, textures distressed or not. (and who doesn't love a great piece of denim) 

 

Summer 2015 has really raised the bar in the fashion game  and if you wanna get a step up you may wanna grab yourself a pair of platforms. With a wide array of styles for men and women (yes men) you can’t go wrong . Ladies there are platform wedges and heels on the market awaiting  you, and fellas the platform sneakers are clearly eye catchers and not typically what you would think when you hear platform shoe from major designers like Versace, Prada and the popular “camper” sneaker the  hong kong inspired new school has been showing up and showing out. What better way to make a statement  this summer with a new look.

Be sure you have the essential pieces of 2015 to insure your summer wardrobe  is on point, heres a few tips to help you out so pay attention.

Floral patterns are the prints this year so ithere is nothing wrong with getting your miami vice on.

Fellas listen up!!!!! this year is all about the Cabana shirt also known as the Cuban Collar, the funky selection of prints and tones should make it easy to effortlessly look your best.  the color that you can never go wrong with is White White White…. be sure to stay stocked up on all tones and shades because you'll be needing them this summer

 2015 is a year of color extremes from subtle to bold. Some may prefer light hues and undertones of class and by bad chicas are going for the  bold color blocking as seen on Kerry Washington, Beyonce J lo and more.

Plus pay attention the old school is creeping its way back. 2015 fashion is all about the throwback looks so out with the new and in with the oldlight weight fabrics not only keep you cooler but it also keeps you comfortable and chic.  Since I am Silas the Sylist I cant leave my baby boos  without giving you some hair tips.  I know you're all trying to be fly for the memorial day shenanighans. Half of you are probably in Miami and the real bosses are probably chilling at home plotting their next takeover moves.  where ever you are, I have your last minute tips.

For the ladies dealing with a last minute hair crisis here are a few tips to help you make it through the upcoming heat and drastic hair conditions.

Short hair and pixie cuts are at an all time high and perfect for the woman looking for a new edgy doo

if you have longer tresses that you cant get under control use fabric softener sheets for static  stricken hair simply rub them through your hair and go

for  fly aways and dryness use a little amount of moroccan argan oil before styling

be sure to wrap your hair in a bonnet or silk scarf when in the gym or performing task that may cause heavy sweating , this prevents you from sweating out your style and preserving a fresh style

for the guys the the new age of fades are in full affect and for the get up an go guy try the sponge look ,  its becoming quite the trend.  Stay safe and cool. Thank you Abesi and Anissa for having me contribut- love the ever so fabulous...Silas the stylist.  Fins me on twitter and IG @silasthestylist

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