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Issa Rae On Why Cutting Off Her Hair Was The 'Most Freeing' Thing Ever

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.11.2016 | Black Voices

When a woman cuts all of her hair off, many people assume she’s going through some transformative life event. Or they may think she’s “edgy” a...

8 Reasons Why the Season Premiere of "Insecure" is SO YOU

Candace Peterson | Posted 10.10.2016 | Entertainment
Candace Peterson

My reasons for clearing out my schedule and throwing a viewing party for Issa Rae's first network series are simple; I'm a HUGE fan of Issa Rae. Like,...

How Issa Rae's 'Insecure' Validates, Expands On The Black Narrative

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.06.2016 | Black Voices

Issa Rae’s highly-anticipated HBO comedy revisits a black narrative she says she hasn’t seen on the small screen in a very long time. While progr...

'Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl': A Hilarious Memoir of an Awkward Life

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.06.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Tolani Osan | Off the Shelf I've spent much of my twenties trying to come to terms with my awkwardness, cringing months--years, even--after any gi...

Asking For What You Need In A Relationship Isn't Needy, It's Sexy

Kyle Benson | Posted 07.15.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

Far too often I work with guys that feel like they get walked on in their dating life. They're unsure if the person they like reciprocates those feelings back.

Issa Rae's 'Insecure' Teaser Trailer Finally Dropped, And It's Lit

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.24.2016 | Black Voices

When Issa Rae created the cult web series "Awkward Black Girl" back in 2011, there was the hope amongst fans across social media that her quirky and h...

Confidence Man?

Warren Holstein | Posted 03.07.2016 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Just how fragile is Donald Trump's ego? Here's a clip of him desperately trying to convince an audience at his Super Saturday Press Conference in West...

What If You Weren't?

Michael Neill | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

So I went to the party as an experiment, not in pretending to be confident, but rather in seeing what would happen if I stopped lending credence to my "I'm shy" theory. I had such a great time that my wife had to drag me away from the party (pretty much a first for us), and a whole host of new experiences became available to me.

Flying Solo

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

Many people hesitate to publicly embrace solitude due to a number of factors, mostly because of the negative judgment of others as well as fear. But here are some reasons why we should enjoy lone events...

Don't Call on Me, Please!

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

Whenever I catch myself reverting to a place of doubt, I latch onto certain markers like my therapist's feedback as a reminder that my thoughts do indeed have their rightful place and that somebody somewhere is interested in what I have to say.

Why Do I Always Feel Insecure with Friends?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 01.15.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Do you feel an excessive need to be liked in all of your relationships, including friendships?

New Mom Having a Hard Time Making New Friends

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 01.11.2012 | Parents
Dr. Irene S. Levine

When we're lonely, it's natural to think about reaching back into the past to resurrect relationships with old school chums -- but be cautious. You may realize that you have even less in common with these friends -- except for your shared history.

Handling an Insecure Friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 09.07.2011 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Dealing with an insecure friend requires a proper mix of sensitivity and boundaries.

5 Tips for Handling a Friend who Talks Too Much

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Have you ever sat down for lunch with a friend who talks non-stop---without giving you the slightest chance to get a word in edgewise? You begin to fe...

Could You Be a Toxic friend? 5 Sure Signs

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

If you're finding that you're having frequent conflicts, you have to consider whether there's something you are doing or saying that's sabotaging your own friendships.

Best Friends: No Way Out?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Dear Irene: I wish I had an escape but I'm still in high school and I live a street away from her and she knows almost everything about me, even that I may have an STD.