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Basketball Legend God Shammgod Talks: Crossover Move, Russell Westbrook, the Dallas Mavericks and Becoming a Vegan

Karim Orange | Posted 01.04.2017 | Sports
Karim Orange

Allow me to introduce one of the greatest ball handlers of all time. His name is God. God Shammgod (say it in your James Bond voice). Shammgod grew up...

Connecting Holistically Hip City Living To The Earth

Karim Orange | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Karim Orange

I'm a New Yorker, attempting to be a holistically hip girl while living in a very un-holistic world! So what exactly is the definition of holistically...

Tips to Help Honest People Navigate Online Dating

Karim Orange | Posted 03.19.2017 | Style
Karim Orange

If you're over a certain age, you're usually between old school and new school when it comes to online dating.

How I TRI'D: Tough Mudder CEO Will Dean Talks Team Challenges and Life Metaphors

Karim Orange | Posted 02.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Karim Orange

Welcome to How I TRI'D. This is an ongoing series about a very typical in and out of shape 40-year-old woman repurposing, reevaluating and recharging ...

Sarcastic Last-Minute Gifts for People Who Annoy You

Karim Orange | Posted 12.22.2016 | Taste
Karim Orange

Since we are already in the midst of the gift-giving season, I won't bore you with a guide for the 'sexy man' or your 'pregnant sister'. I'm sure you've gotten those gifts already, and I commend you for being an early shopper. If your anything, like me, you still have people on your list that need gifts.

How I TRI'D: 6 Life Lessons Learned While Preparing for a Competitive Race

Karim Orange | Posted 12.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Karim Orange

Welcome to How I Tri'd. This is an ongoing series about a very typical in and out of shape 40-year-old woman repurposing, reevaluating and recharging ...

Let's Misbehave: A NYC Celebration of the 82nd Anniversity of Prohibiton Repeal

Karim Orange | Posted 12.08.2016 | New York
Karim Orange

photo: Michael Blase Last Saturday marked the 82nd anniversary of prohibition repeal in the United Stated. New York City celebrated in style at the ...

Buttology: The Do's and Don'ts of Butt Augmentations

Karim Orange | Posted 08.18.2016 | Style
Karim Orange

Women are so obsessed with achieving booty nirvana, they are going to extremes to achieve it. We've all seen the horrific stories of women dying after butt injections gone horribly wrong after administered by non-medical professionals.

Traveling Naturally: Tips to Keep Your Trip Balanced

Karim Orange | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Karim Orange

With Summer finally here, for many of us it means taking a vacation. If you're like most Americans, you have traveled at some time in your life. Whether you live out of a suitcase for work purposes or you take a trip once a year personally, staying balanced while traveling makes the journey smooth.

The Faces of Makeup

Karim Orange | Posted 05.12.2016 | Style
Karim Orange

The Makeup Show is the Met Gala of makeup artistry. This is the event where makeup artists come once a year to see who and what's hot. The following slide show is a collaboration between Karim Orange and Jazz Girard, (mother and daughter blog team). We hope you enjoy!

Connecting the Dots Between Green Beauty and Mother Earth: Tips From Rona Berg

Karim Orange | Posted 05.01.2016 | Green
Karim Orange

The term "green beauty" is not only about what the ingredients your personal care products do to you, it's also about the effects it has on the environment (before and after you use them).

How to Be a Fashionista on a Budget This Holiday

Karim Orange | Posted 02.15.2015 | Money
Karim Orange

f you're anything like me this holiday season, you attend a lot of parties. I also like to use these special occasions to shop for fancy clothing and accessories.

Fashion Icon Eileen Fisher Talks About Creating Sustainable Fashion

Karim Orange | Posted 02.11.2015 | Style
Karim Orange

Who knew that 30 years ago, this small-framed woman from Des Plaines, Illinois would not only revolutionize women's fashion, but would also be a pioneer at saving the earth?

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Collaborates With Terence Blanchard to Celebrate 20 Years

Karim Orange | Posted 01.24.2015 | Arts
Karim Orange

This program consists of repertory favorites and three premieres. Included in the lineup, are appearances featuring special guest artists, including co-founder Desmond Richardson and American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland.

Money Therapy and 5 Steps to Starting a Home Business

Karim Orange | Posted 01.19.2015 | Small Business
Karim Orange

In 2007, I opened a makeup studio in New York City. By 2009, because of a failed economy I had to close my doors. Since then I've been doing a variety of activities to generate income such as writing, consulting, social media marketing and other newly developed skills.

Exclusive Interview: J Dilla's Mom Discusses Smithsonian Induction

Karim Orange | Posted 10.13.2014 | Arts
Karim Orange

J Dilla was a musical genius. His contribution both as a producer and rapper pioneered the musical platform that so many current artists have built on.

Why Cosmetic Enhancements are Considered the New Fountain of Youth

Karim Orange | Posted 10.11.2014 | Style
Karim Orange

Now I know some of you are thinking, I would never get cosmetic work done, and then there are others that are thinking I might secretly get work dome ...

The Rock Steady Crew Celebrates 37 Years with M.O.P, Das EFX and Other Hip-Hop Game Changers

Karim Orange | Posted 09.27.2014 | New York
Karim Orange

Now in its 37th year, this legendary event has featured scores of famous hip-hop artists. I had a chance to have a conversation with some of the featured artists and their contributions to the hip-hop game.

New York City's SummerStage ​Performing Arts Festival ​Celebrates ​5​0 Years of FANIA Records at a Park Near You

Karim Orange | Posted 09.14.2014 | New York
Karim Orange

With ​the ​rising costs of living in New York City, it's not always affordable to attend arts ​events​, but each year City Parks Foundation...

Former Journalist John Johnson's Art Collection, In the Spectrum opens in N.Y.C.

Karim Orange | Posted 07.19.2014 | Arts
Karim Orange

Opening reception for the John Johnson art exhibition In the Spectrum was held this past Thursday at the Walter Wickiser Gallery in New York City.

Reminiscing With MC Sha-Rock: Beginning of Women in Hip-Hop Culture

Karim Orange | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices
Karim Orange

When we played superheroes and the other girls wanted to be Wonder Woman or The Bionic Woman, I always wanted to be MC Sha-Rock or Pam Grier. Sha-Rock made me feel like I had a voice, and I could and would be heard.

Afrika Bambaataa: The History of The Universal Zulu Nation, Hip-Hop, Culture and Electro Funk

Karim Orange | Posted 11.06.2013 | New York
Karim Orange

November is officially Hip-Hop history month! It's also the 40th anniversary of The Universal Zulu Nation, and the 39th anniversary of Hip Hop. Let's take a trip to the South Bronx of the 70s, which was a melting pot for both music and people...

Hip-Hop Dance History: 10 Reasons You Should Check Out the Rock Steady Crew

Karim Orange | Posted 09.07.2013 | New York
Karim Orange

The group was initially formed in the Bronx, New York City in 1977 by b-boys Jimmy D and Jimmy Lee. The Manhattan branch was created by Crazy Legs. Crazy Legs is currently the president of the Rock Steady Crew.

Becoming Diana Ross: Valisia LeKae in Motown the Musical

Karim Orange | Posted 08.25.2013 | Arts
Karim Orange

I had the amazing opportunity of seeing Motown: The Musical on Broadway. The play pays homage to music mogul Berry Gordy and the history of Motown.

A Truly Transforming Thanksgiving From the Eyes of a Skeptic

Karim Orange | Posted 01.30.2013 | New York
Karim Orange

Thanksgiving has always been my least favorite holiday. For the past 20 years I have chosen, for the most part, to boycott this holiday in camaraderie with my Native American brothers and sisters.