Every New Year, most of us think conceptually about "bringing in the new and getting rid of the old," but when it comes to items that we use everyday, we often forget. Here are five often overlooked, common household items and when to throw them away, clean or replace them.
With all the fuss over Beyonce's post-baby body, I'd like to take a moment to talk about my wife's post-pregnancy body. I understand that women spend years of anguish fighting and cursing that baby weight, but that is not necessarily what's on the husband's mind.
In the midst of a cold, gray winter, with daylight ending before 5 o'clock, its no wonder that many of us feel tired and have little energy. However, if you find yourself thinking, I just don't feel like myself, then it's time for you to take action.
New year trends are picking up steam and what was deemed "so 2011" is moving further into the past. Honeysuckle pink, rainbow bookcases, those ubiquitous "Keep Calm And Carry On" signs, I get. But DIY? Dead?
Life is a sum of days. We each get a day and with that we each get a choice, sometimes two or three. What we do with those choices determines our life. And at one point in my life, I faced a crucial choice that changed everything.
The recent death of TV pioneer Don Cornelius underscores the growing problem of depression and suicide among our elderly population. Most people don't expect older adults to take their own lives, but this population has the highest suicide rate of any age group.
My wife and I recently celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary, a milestone which we are exceedingly grateful for, to God and one another. But, we didn't have the greatest of beginnings. For more reasons than I can fully articulate here, our wedding was a hot mess.
There are a ton of things I'll never forget about the first time I gave birth. What I most remember? That the hospital and workers where I had my first daughter sullied what should have been one of the most amazing days of my life.
My Great Uncle Joe was one of the first Tuskegee Airmen. This major piece of family and American history was something I often took for granted. I decided that it was my responsibility to learn much more before seeing Red Tails.
Whether you work 9-5 and have a side hustle or you are a full-blown entrepreneur, the following are tips that every self-employed person needs in order to keep themselves out of trouble with our dear old Uncle Sam.
I recently visited an art exhibit chronicling the legacy of art in Black Los Angeles. The show is called "Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, " and I sat down to speak with the curator of the exhibit, Kellie Jones. Here's the second part of that conversation.
In honor of his first born, Jay-Z readily recorded and released a masterful song, "Glory." I readily identify with such creative inspiration and the immediate need for expression. As my wife and I await the birth of our third child, I am confident that sermonic inspiration will find me.
When I tell people about Prince Edward County, Virginia, which closed its public schools for five years rather than desegregate them, the usual reaction is visible disdain but lack of suprise at southern racism. But when they learn of similar struggles here in New York, they are stunned.
My trip to Ethiopia helped to open my eyes to a world very different from my own as I connected with men, women and children who are directly benefiting from the work that we are doing in their village.
Every New Year all of us reflect upon our lives. We attempt to grow, learn and become inspired to improve ourselves. We begin the year with an ardency that could light monuments. Is this all reality? Or are we setting ourselves up repeatedly to fail?
Not even 24 hours after touching down in Santiago, Chile, I was on the road again. Destination? The Chilean desert.
I wonder what my life would have been like had Teen Mom been popular when I had my son at age fourteen. I wonder if the stares would have lasted as long or if the shame would have moved inside of my heart where it lived for years.
I wasn't always a floral designer. Yes, I love what I do and I can't imagine doing anything else but not very long ago, I was an event planner. I guess technically, I still am.
Lately, I've become overly aware of little black girls between the ages of six to eleven years old. Mostly they seem shocked that someone has even acknowledged them, much less dared to call them beautiful!
Jan Parr and the Editors of Chicago Homes and Garden Magazine take their rightful place at center stage with their first ever book appropriately entitled Chicago Spaces: Inspiring Interiors.