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Lisa Nichols

Motivational Entrepreneur Lisa Nichols Talks How She Reclaims Her Power

Preparing for her appearance at the 2015 Women of Power Summit, motivation guru Lisa Nichols…

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S. Epatha Merkerson

Diabetes Tips from S. Epatha Merkerson

The actress encourages people to join America’s Diabetes Challenge

After the initial interview with Black Enterprise, S. Epatha Meckerson left us with some tips…

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UCSF Study: Sugared Soda Might Be Aging Your Cells

The sweet stuff might be killing you

Soda can cause harm beyond making you obese.

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Johnson & Johnson Commits $200 Million for Ebola Vaccine Research

The healthcare company fast tracks their efforts

Johnson & Johnson announced that they will make a commitment of up to $200 million…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Research Lacking for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Study shows more investigation needs to be done

Over the last 12 years, only 7.1% of breast cancer research has had a targeted…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Ten Facts About the Ebola Virus

Be informed of this deadly disease

With the news of the deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa reaching…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Q & A With Carolina Panthers’ DeAngelo Williams

The football player shares his efforts to spotlight metastatic breast cancer.

Black Enterprise spoke with the football player to learn more about his efforts to educate…

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Fitness Track: Dining Out the Healthy Way with Coworkers

A good time with coworkers usually involves lots of drinks and fatty foods. Here’s how…

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Find Your ‘Happy’ Place At These 9 Health and Wellness Inspired Resorts

Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul before you return to your business or office

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While pristine beaches, beautiful views, and coconut flavored cocktails tend to be my favorite…

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Actress S. Epatha Merkerson Talks Diabetes and Health Advocacy Program

'Type 2 diabetes is also a significant health concern in the African-American community'

Law and Order’s S. Epatha Meckerson brings awareness to focusing on your A1C levels and…

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12 Tips to Get a Better Night’s Rest

Boost your energy and productivity at work by taking heed

To maintain efficiency, we should be catching six to eight hours worth of Z’s. Many…

By Coach P.

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Comedian Sheryl Underwood Talks Health Challenge and Campaign for Advocacy

'The Talk' co-host details Depend endorsement and work advocating for others

Sheryl Underwood, co-host of ‘The Talk’ and Depend endorser talks overcoming health issues and becoming…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Three Ways to Avoid Office Gossips

Keep your productivity in check with these tips

Keep your productivity at a maximum with this strategy to avoid office chatterboxes.

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Five Black Celebrity Survivors and Their Stories

As the nation focuses on advocacy, check out leading men who continue the fight for a cure

September is recognized as the national month to raise awareness. Five black celebrities share their…

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Health First: 5 Culinary Herbs That Can Increase Focus and Productivity

Whether you consume these herbs in tea form or use them to spice up meals,…

By Coach P.

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How To Manage Emotions In The Workplace

Carrying too much emotional baggage could result in a total breakdown

Emotions are a touchy subject because we like to act like they don’t have an…

By Pervis Taylor, III

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‘Human Catastrophe’: $1 Billion Needed To Fight Ebola From Doubling

Heightened role of the U.S. will include new treatment facilities

President Obama, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations all plan on funding the…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Black Girls Run! Honored By Oprah And Toyota

Founders Tori Carey and Ashley Hicks recognized for commitment to combat obesity

Black Girls Run founders Tori Carey and Ashley Hicks receive $25,000 standing ovation award during…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How To Achieve Balance in a Hectic Life

Key tools on keep it all together and win

How does one satisfy both desires? Balance. Too often we are running around like chickens…

By Pervis Taylor, III

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New Survey Shows African Americans Possess More Inner Peace

Most Americans believe success is more about happiness than money and fame

Forty-one percent of African Americans describe themselves as possessing inner peace, according to new research.

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10 of the Best Celebrity ALS Ice Bucket Challenges

Celebrities have helped to raise more than $50 million

Helping to raise more than $50 million for ALS, we’ve rounded up the best ALS…

By Courtney Connley

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Motivation Monday: Create A Playlist To Help Alleviate Stress

Here's a great way to get the creative juices flowing

In a mental rut at work? No problem. Here’s a strategy to get the creative…

By Pervis Taylor, III

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McDonald's and NAACP Launch Project H.E.L.P.

NAACP and McDonald’s Launch Project H.E.L.P.

It's a healthy eating, lifestyle, and physical activity initiative

NAACP and McDonald’s join forces to launch health initiative, Project H.E.L.P.

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REGISTER TODAY: Relax, Rejuvenate and Restore at the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge

Spa at PGA National offers top-notch services that cater to every attendee

From relaxing mineral pools, to facials, massages, and more, find out how you can take…

By Courtney Connley

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HOW TO START AN EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM

Healthy Snack Options to Avoid Afternoon Slump

Try these options to get that mid-day boost

Foods that keep you energized throughout the day.

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U.S. Officials Monitoring Worst Ebola Outbreak In West Africa

Virus has claimed more than 600 lives, infected more than 1,000 people

Will Africa’s Ebola outbreak reach the United States? Officials are investigating.

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Health Empowerment: How I Manage Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Four tips for coping with the disease and winning

A woman shares her fearless story of extreme loss of weight and peace of mind.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Can 19-Year-Old Keven Stonewall Cure Colon Cancer?

High school senior from Chicago dedicated to becoming a scientist

Chicago’s own Keven Stonewall is breaking through in the world of science, as he is…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Dream Job, Dream Body: Bobette Gillette, BET’s Director of Corporate Relations

How this media executive balances fitness, career and motherhood

This BlackEnterprise.com series is to motivate business men and women to manage hectic professional and…

By Deanna Jefferson

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Conflict Management: How To Have Difficult Conversations

It is better to address issues as they arise sooner than later

Quick tips and insights on resolving conflicts and having difficult conversations.

By Pervis Taylor, III

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How to Apply Feng Shui to Your Office Space

Learn how a few simple changes to your space can positively alter your work experience.

Is there something that you would like to change at work but don’t know where…

By Yvelette Stines

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Report: McDonald’s America’s Least Favorite Fast Food Chain

The Golden Arches aren't liked that much by Americans

The Golden Arches aren’t really appreciated, as McDonald’s is voted America’s least favorite fast food…

By Kevin L. Clark

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How To Unclutter Your Mind

The more cluttered our minds are, the more cluttered and chaotic our lives will be.

The reality is this: The more cluttered our minds are, the more cluttered and chaotic…

By Pervis Taylor, III

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Four New Tech Items Revolutionizing Senior Living

It is our duty to take care of our elders.

Baby Boomers are now reaching their golden years, and as their offspring, we’re entrusted with…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Poland Leaks President Obama Workout Footage [VIDEO]

Witness the strongest Commander-in-Chief the world has ever seen.

Hotel residents in Warsaw witnessed President Barack Obama doing his part to support First Lady…

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Bring your own lunch and use recyclable containers. Making your own instead of ordering a $10 lunch can definitely save pennies, but also, when you make your own lunch in recyclable containers, you help to ensure that plastics won't end up polluting an ocean or river near you.

Share our Strength Uses Smartphones to Help Eliminate Child Hunger

Campaign uses smartphones to help feed kids in need

In response to kids missing meals when school is out, Share our Strength is using…

By Courtney Connley

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Detox Tips for the Busy Professional

Nutritional Expert Coach P Care clears up some myths about detoxing

Master Cleanse, green juice detox, yoga cleanse, lemon water. Huh? How do I cleanse when…

By Coach P.

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Michelle Obama Interviews Richard Sherman for Let’s Move Campaign

FLOTUS uses NFL star to help promote healthy eating

Michelle Obama and NFL superstar Richard Sherman team up to promote healthy eating in new…

By Courtney Connley

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Workplace Wellness: Employers Offer Fun, Healthy Office Perks

To boost morale, companies provide employee incentives, from scuba diving to bikes

These top companies look out not only for their bottom line but offer unusual wellness…

By Suncear Scretchen

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5 Healthy Habits to Increase Your Success

The more healthy you are, the more wealthy you can become

Healthy ways that entrepreneurs and professionals can increase their chances of success

By Jamila Payne

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Ways to Ease Anxiety at the Office

Easy habits to keep you from stressing over stress

Tips on how to keep stress at bay while keeping your cool

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Ways to Stay Healthy at the Office – from AM to PM

Life coach and Author Stacia Pierce, offers tips on staying on top of the health game during the workday

Sitting at a desk for hours on end each week for an extended number of…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Dr. Ian Helps Us Battle the Bulge on Twitter Chat

Celebrity Physician, Dr. Ian Smith joins in on the #WorkWellnessWed conversation

Celebrity Physician, Dr. Ian Smith joins in on the #WorkWellnessWed conversation

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Mama Glow Author and Entrepreneur, Latham Thomas Shares Secrets to Her Success

This Wellness Expert is all about spreading the Glow

Wellness entrepreneur, Latham Thomas defines the title of her book Mama Glow as a “certain…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Dr. Ian Challenges You to Get Healthier

The best-selling author believes there are no excuses to leading a healthier lifestyle

Dr. Ian sat down with BE for a quick chat on how folks can get…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Russell Simmons Makes Meditation Simple in New Book ‘Success Through Stillness’ [Review]

Learn how meditation can change not only your career, but your entire life

My first introduction to meditation was through a class at my church when I was…

By Sasha King

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Black Entrepreneurs Participate in NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

Entrepreneurs showcase their conscious living businesses

Last weekend the 4th annual NYC Vegetarian Food Festival was in full swing and BE…

By Suncear Scretchen

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P&G and Dr. Ian Want You to Tuck In and Turn Off

The celebrity physician and consumer good company team up to help you get a good night’s sleep

When asked about the effect lack of sleep has on the workforce, the doctor points…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Inside the Health and Fitness Regimen of BET’s 106 & Park, Free

In the second installment of the Dream Job, Dream Body Series, the radio personality shares her tips and challenges on staying fit while being busy

After BET, she has been a radio personality, speaking at colleges across the country and…

By Deanna Jefferson

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Dr.Ro Shares Nutrition Tips on BE’s #WorkWellnessWed Twitter Chat

America's Nutrition Coach dispenses advice on healthy topics from juicing to emotional eating.

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Plus Size Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week

Curvy fashion show educates and entertains

Designer: Mad Couture; Image: R Jones; Model Malinda "Yum Yum" Bell
It’s fashion week in…

By Suncear Scretchen

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5 Steps for Creating the Perfect Office Fitness Challenge

Get in shape while on the job with the help of your co-workers.

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The most arduous task of getting in shape is finding motivation to start and…

By Coach P.

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Get Right, Get Tight: 2014 Fitness Challenge

Made the resolution to get fit in 2014? The countdown is on to your fittest, healthiest year ever!

Black Enterprise partner, Hello Beautiful challenges you

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Yoga Poses for the Office- Infographic

De-stress while at the office by doing 6 easy yoga moves

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5 Ways to Boost Your Mood in the Workplace

Holistic Nutritional and Green Living Expert, Coach P shares ways to stay upbeat while at work

Before you panic and make yourself more anxious or sad try these mood-enhancing solutions

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Inside the Health and Fitness Regimen of President Barack Obama and The First Lady

The First Family's chef and personal trainer share tips on staying fit in this first installment of #DreamJobDreamBody

Here’s details on the health and fitness regimen of Barack and Michelle

By Deanna Jefferson

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Tap Into Your Inner Superhero

Author, Nutritionist and Strength Coach, Shawn Stevenson presents 5 steps to reaching your full potential

There are 5 unbreakable laws to discovering the potential inside of you

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Fitness Tips for the Busy Professional

Celebrity Trainer Deanna Jefferson offers tips on fitting in fitness.

In the fast-paced life of business-savvy go-getters, health and fitness can often be put on…

By Deanna Jefferson

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Why Your Bone Health Matters

Dr. Stephen Honig, director at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, sheds light on osteoporosis

Almost 44 million U.S. women and men age 50 and older suffer from osteoporosis and…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How to Tap Into Your Willpower

How healthy choices can help boost your energy and your productivity

How healthy choices can help boost your energy and your productivity

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Yogapreneur: Ava Taylor Helps Others Turn Passion Into Profit

This visionary took a leap of faith to start a one-of-a-kind business.

Ava Taylor’s believes in being an agent of change. Not only is being a “catalyst…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Yogapreneur: Maya Breuer is Leading a Yoga Revolution

Veteran Yogi is on a mission to bring more color to yoga.

Maya Breuer, Owner of Santosha School of Yoga
Yoga and activist are 2 words not commonly…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Yogapreneur: Rolf Gates Blends Savvy with Compassion to Create Successful Yoga Brand

The teacher and author shares how yoga brought him peace, love and happiness

Yogapreneur, Rolf Gates
Rolf Gates is the exemplar Yogapreneur. In addition to owning what was…

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Yogapreneur: Dana Smith is the Jane of All Holistic Trades

This Maryland Yogapreneur is making the world a healthier place - one client at a time.

Dana Smith, Owner of Spiritual Essence Yoga
Dana Smith refers to herself as a Yoga Diva…

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Yogapreneur: Pablo Imani Blends Traditional with Cutting Edge

The Uganda-based yogi invites us to reconnect to our source

Imani means faith in Swahili and it’s an apropos name for today’s Yogapreneur, Pablo Imani.…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Black Blogger Month: Savvy Brown, It’s Easy Being Green

Karama Horne is helping to make the world a healthier, greener place...on a budget

Green blogger Karama Horne is featured in BlackEnterprise.com’s 2013 Black Blogger Month series.

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Maximize Your Productivity by Maintaining Your Energy Balance

BKLYN Fitness Owner, Dennis Pierre explains how expending your energy and saving it can increase productivity

Some businessmen thrive under pressure, while others yield. In order to sustain high performance…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Souley Vegan Owner, Tamerra Dyson

The Vegan restaurant owner Tamerra Dyson, shares what it's like to open a Vegan business.

Interviewed by Runnett Grant
When Tamearra Dyson opened the doors to her Oakland restaurant Souley Vegan,…

By Suncear Scretchen

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5 Ways to Make Your Small Business More Sustainable

Green Lifestyle Expert Yoli Ouiya, provides advice on how to green your office.

Sustainability is not just a trending topic; It is the future of creating efficient…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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4 Ways to Improve Your Mental Fitness

BKLYN Fitness Owner, Dennis Pierre provides a few tips on the importance of mental fitness

Whether you are a high-level executive or an entrepreneur, business success comes from a…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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HOW TO START AN EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM

How to Start an Employee Wellness Program

How seriously is you company taking employee wellness?

Every $1 invested in employee wellness programs yields roughly $4 in savings through reduced sick…

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Tonya Lewis Lee Wants a Healthy You Now, Part 2

The multifaceted Health Advocate speaks candidly on the importance of exercise

In Part 2 of our video interview with Tonya Lewis Lee, the health advocate and…

By Suncear Scretchen

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7 Benefits of Sweatworking

Taking your client to the gym instead of the bar can be a better networking option.

We have all heard the dos and don’ts of networking, but lately, there’s a growing…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Too-Thin Yoga Pants Could Cost Company Over $20 Million

Lululemon’s $20 Million See-Through Yoga Pants Problem

A recall on Lululemon's Yoga pants that are not only popular, they're also transparent.

Canadian athletic company Lululemon’s faces their first brand crisis with a recall of 17% of…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Letting Workers Powernap Could Boost Performance & Creativity

Letting Workers “Powernap” Could Boost Performance and Creativity

Studies show a 20 minute nap boosts performance.

Why a new startup wants to help your workers naps

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Dr. Sampson Davis Discusses New Book ‘Living and Dying in Brick City”

The story of how one man went from surviving Newark's streets to teaching those in his community to survive by leading healthy lives

Sure, he’s a doctor and an award-winning author now but Davis’ childhood was riddled with…

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How Tech and Fitness Drives Innovative Choices Toward Health

SXSW panelists talk the ins and outs of digital health

Panelists Andia Winslow, founder of The Fit Cycle; Dionne Ross, wellness and fitness trainer; personal…

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Fasting at Work: Hard but Worth It

During Lent, check out these tips to help you stick to your fast

During Lent, take a look at a few tips to staying focused while fasting—even in…

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Eating clean may mean you have to stay away from soul food.

Tips for Eating Clean on a Budget

Buying healthy can be costly, use these tips to curb the expense

Eating clean can pay off large dividends in the long run.

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5 Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk

Our site partner, Frugivore shows how to stay fit without leaving the office.

It’s important to stay active even at work.

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It’s the middle of January and how many of you are ready to give up on your new year’s resolution of living a healthier lifestyle? Stats show that over 70% drop their resolutions by the 31st. The key to a healthier lifestyle transformation is to integrate small changes, which will make you feel better overall and will lead to more healthy habits. Many try to take on an entire lifestyle overhaul rather than integrating smaller and more attainable goals that will take them throughout the entire year. 

These five tips illustrate ways to help you stay on track to achieving your healthy resolution well into 2012.---Suncear Scretchen

5 Tips to Keep Your Healthy Living New Year’s Resolution

Solutions to help you stay on track to achieving your healthy living resolution well into 2012

Solutions to help you stay on track to achieving your healthy living resolution well into…

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5 Ways to Stay Well at Work

How to overcome the obstacles to good health that are presently affecting you at work

How to overcome the obstacles to good health that are presently affecting you at work.

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Co-Pay? No Way, Healthcare Changes Looming

Companies dropping co-payment for co-insurance

Could your industry be the next to be affected?

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Tonya Lewis Lee Wants a Healthy You Now

Best Selling Author and former Producer discusses her mission to help women of color maintain healthy lifestyles.

Tonya Lewis Lee is on a mission to make the word a healthier place. In…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Black Thought Goes GrassROOTS For Healthy Girls

The Roots' lead man takes initiative in the health of young girls and women

Tariq’s on a mission to help improve the health of women and young girls across…

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Yogapreneur: Nikki Myers Recharges Life with 12-Step Yoga Program

Entrepreneur motivates others in her journey to overcome addiction

Nikki Meyers overcame addiction and infused yoga into her recovery, creating a program to help…

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Yogapreneur: Yirser Ra Hotep Discusses His Unique Yoga Style

Yogapreneur Yirser Ra Hotep, explains why his Yoga business is much more than a career.

Yirser Ra Hotep considers himself to be a Yoga Practitioner who just happens to be…

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Yogapreneur: Faith Hunter Discusses Her D.C. Area Yoga Business

Washington DC Yoga Entrepreneur, Faith Hunter talks Yoga passion and why she was born to share the practice.

If you follow the Yoga world, it is likely you have seen Faith Hunter.  She’s…

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Yogapreneur: Dianne Bondy Turned Her True Love Into a Business

Canadian Yoga studio Owner, Dianne Bondy is changing the face of yoga one pose at a time.

What started as a way to achieve parental acceptance, has blossomed into yogapreneur, Dianne Bondy’s…

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Yogapreneur: Leslie Salmon-Jones Fuses Yoga and African Dance

Yogapreneur Leslie Salmon-Jones discusses her unique blend of African spirituality, yogic principals and the freedom of movement.

Leslie Salmon Jones is equal parts passion and Zen. That dichotomy is present not only…

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Juicy’s Flavor: Health and Wealth Through Hair Loss

La'Tila Abbott's alopecia diagnosis inspired her to start a business

La’Tila Abbott’s alopecia diagnosis inspired her to start a business

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Dr. Ian Smith’s New Book Reveals ‘The Truth About Men’

What did Dr. Ian Smith say is the biggest physical turn-off for men?

Dr. Ian Smith uses statistics, interviews and analysis to reveal the inner-workings of the male…

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Robin Roberts to Begin Medical Leave Friday

The “GMA” coanchor, who is fighting rare blood disorder MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome), will begin medical leave on Friday

Robin Roberts announced Monday she will begin her medical leave after Friday’s show.

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Exercise is a Great Way To Control Weight, Feel Good and Reach Goals

Consistent exercise can improve overall health and wellness

Losing weight can be a challenge, but regular exercise can make it much easier.

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Take breaks from the computer to avoid eyesight blurriness or migraines. "Try the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 mins, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds."

Submit Your Vote for the UnitedHealthcare Healthy Challenge

Have you voted yet?

For the past 2 months, Black Enterprise and UnitedHealthcare have been promoting the Healthy Challenge…

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6 Career Lessons From Your Workout Routine

Holistic Health Coach Suncear Scretchen applies fitness tips to help with career goals.

Holistic Health Coach Suncear Scretchen applies fitness tips to help with career goals.

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Motivational Monday: Live Your Life With Passion and Purpose

Do you have the courage to start living your life of passion right now?

People often assume everyone who is waiting, wanting or needing to make a major career…

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Fitocracy, free  

“We want our users to push themselves instead of just cheering on,” said Richard Wang, founder and owner of Fitocracy.  The online game and social network combines role-playing game (RPG) elements and fitness tracking to drive and motivate users to shed the pounds. The network helps you track your progress through the points system. Users who level up will gain numerous points, unlock achievements and quests, and, ultimately, lose weight.  Participants who do exceptionally well can be highlighted as a group leader among their fitness friends, and can opt-in to share their latest accomplishments with their Facebook and Twitter community. Available in the iTunes App Store, the app is compatible with various mobile devices: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad; requires iOS 4.0 or higher.

Forget a Personal Trainer, 7 Get-Fit Apps to Keep You Healthy

Don’t let calorie counting get the best of you! These apps have revolutionized healthy living—one exercise routine and meal at a time

With numerous health-related tech tools out on the market, BlackEnterprise.com tech columnist Hajj Flemings suggests…

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Motivational Monday: 5 Affordable, Creative Vacation Ideas

Realistic alternatives to traditional two-week vacations. Book it now!

Don’t let the summer pass without making time for a vacation

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Motivational Monday: Bartering for Balance

Life coach S. Tia Brown offers tips on how old-school bartering can make modern life easier

Life coach S. Tia Brown offers tips on how old school bartering can make modern…

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3 Tips for Spreading Your Health-Conscious Movement Online

Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks were able to leverage their presence on and offline, creating…

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Motivational Monday: Making Time for (Real Life) Friends

Life coach S. Tia Brown offers practical tips for busy professionals

Today’s Tip: Make Time to Connect with Friends
Is it just me, or did life look…

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Free!!! Books of The Week – Finding Balance

Focus on balancing your mental and physical life with this weeks book bundle choices.

There needs to be time to unwind and recharge. The book bundles offered this week…

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Charlice Noble-Jones of Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness franchise owner Charlice Noble-Jones speaks to BE.com about the finding her life's purpose through entrepreneurship and fitness

Snap Fitness franchise owner Charlice Noble-Jones speaks to BlackEnterprise.com about finding her life’s purpose through…

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Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks of Black Girls Run! Give the Skinny on Their Nationwide Movement

The founders of BGR! talk camaraderie among female runners, spreading the word via social media and why it’s important to observe National Running Day beyond June 6

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the Black Girls Run! founders at the 5th annual Blogging While…

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Black Blogger Month: Black Girls’ Guide to Weight Loss, From Fat to Fit

Erika Nicole Kendall shares her personal journey of weight loss with the world as a form of inspiration and motivation

With a Black Girls’ Guide to Weight Loss, Erika Nicole Kendall promotes healthy living for…

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Black Blogger Month: Yoli’s Green Living, The Queen of Green

With a mission to teach people how to live green without spending it, Yoli Ouiya puts the consciousness in health conscious

Eco-Living Stylist Yoli Ouiya looks to better the planet and be the queen of green…

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Celebrated Chef Marcus Samuelsson to Receive Spirit of Africa Award at Gala Event

Marcus Samuelsson Spreads Food Politics Through Digital Platforms

You’ve seen the chef/philanthropist on the Web and shows like "Top Chef Masters," catch him at the 2012 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

Marcus Samuelsson’s social media footprint is sizzling—his verified Twitter account boasts over 51,000 followers; Facebook…

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To Beat Prostate Cancer, I Faced the Real Killer—Fear

The most important words in Warren Buffett’s prostate cancer announcement are “early stage.” Black men, get screened early and often.

The ability of prostate cancer to kill you depends largely on whether you allow fear…

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FREE!! An Autographed Copy of ‘XL Life’ by Big Boy

Receive a free copy of An XL Life!

Delve into the life of popular radio host Big Boy in his book An XL…

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Is Acting Like ‘a Man’ Making Black Men Depressed?

No more strong, silent types. New Study shows black men who openly discuss struggles with racial discrimination less likely to suffer depression

No more strong, silent types. New Study shows black men who openly discuss racial discrimination…

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Homophobia and Homosexuality Linked in New Study

New study says link between homophobia among straight individuals may have to do with hidden homosexual tendencies

New study says link between homophobia among straight individuals may have to do with hidden…

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Hundreds of thousands of gamers flocked to Boston this past weekend to get a sneak peek at the latest in gaming technology. PAX East 2012 had a little something for every attendee, from freeplay areas where gamers played classic video games and tabletop games to sections where major video game publishers displayed the biggest soon-to-be-released titles; not to mention, there were tons of networking opportunities.  

On the second day, panelists at “Healthy Games: Lose Weight, Live Longer, and Level Up” discussed new-age technology that will help gamers (and non-gamers alike) get fit in a fun way. Put the weights aside and pick up your controller or mobile device. Here are four health-focused tech tools that will keep you fit in a point and click:--Tamika Moultrie

4 Health Tools That Place Fitness in the Palm of Your Hand

Developers discuss health-conscious products that allow gamers to enhance their gaming skills and health comprehension

PAX East 2012 attendees listened to “Healthy Games: Lose Weight, Live Longer, and Level Up”…

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Participate in the United Healthcare Healthy Challenge Contest

Black Enterprise magazine and United Healthcare are working together to promote and encourage healthy habits among BE readers.

Black Enterprise magazine and UnitedHealthcare are working together to promote and encourage healthy habits among…

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Form a partnership: Don’t allow your doctor to make you feel like a child. Some medical professionals approach their patients from a parent-child standpoint. Remember that you are partners on a journey toward finding the best treatment for your illness and staying healthy.

Recent Study Shows Cervical Cancer Is Harder to Clear in Black Women

Researchers at the University of South Carolina in Columbia released a study showing the health disparity between young black and white women

New research presented Sunday shows that black women are at a higher risk of contracting…

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Soldier’s War Within

The art of war is more mental than physical and few soldiers are trained on coping with their experiences after deployment

As US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan come to an end, many soliders are faced…

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Now that McDonald’s Has a Black CEO, Will This Mean Healthier Food for the Black Community?

CEO Don Thompson takes the helm of McDonald's on July 1. thegrio.com writer Dr. Terrance McGill asks if Mickey D's will now change how it markets to our community

CEO Don Thompson takes the helm of McDonald’s on July 1. thegrio.com writer Dr. Terrance…

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SXSW 2012: Feel Rich Discusses Health and Wellness in the Hip-Hop Community

At the 2012 SXSW Interactive Festival, Quincy Jones III and his Feel Rich team talk about the health-conscious enterprise and promoting healthy living in urban communities

Producer and digital mogul Quincy Jones III has found a way to combine healthy living…

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WATCH: How I Do It – SoulCycle Instructor Turns Fitness Passion into Career Success

How a surprise career in fitness led spin instructor Ayana Curtis to tap into her passion, her joy and her success

SoulCycle Master Instructor Ayana Curtis talks about her career in fitness and how tapping into…

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Kelly Keelo and Carl Foster, Owners of Juice Hugger.

Entrepreneurs of the Week: Juice Hugger

How two Brooklynites turned their passion for healthy food and drinks into a burgeoning business

How two Brooklynites turned their passion for healthy food and drinks into a burgeoning business

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The American landscape would not be nearly as rich, diverse and hip without pioneering forces such as Don Cornelius. As the creator of Soul Train, Cornelius did more than establish a profitable company/brand but also simultaneously uplifted people of color by giving them a platform to express their innate talents while reinforcing positive and inspiring messages through the creative disciplines of music, dance and fashion. Following news of Cornelius’ recent passing, BlackEnterprise.com spoke with Kenard Gibbs, current CEO/Partner of Soul Train Holdings and co-founder of Madvision Entertainment, to Decode how Cornelius went from investing $400 into the Soul Train pilot to forever changing American culture. —Souleo

Don Cornelius’ Death Sparks a Discussion on Suicide in the Black Community

In the wake of the Soul Train creator's death, questions arise about depression and mental health in our communities

Following Don Cornelius’ death and the start of the Rutgers suicide trial—where Tyler Clementi took…

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Radio Personality Big Boy Shares His Weight Loss Journey

The longtime radio jock explains how he transformed from fat to fit in new book

Struggling with weight loss all his life, radio personality Big Boy details his journey from…

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Kurt “Big Boy” Alexander has always been, well, a "big boy." For years the longtime radio personality played up his hefty size, even if it came at the expense of his health. After failed attempts at maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise, he eventually went under the knife in a quest to drop the pounds. However, complications from the surgery nearly cost him his life. Big Boy details his personal journey and lifelong struggles with weight in his new book, An XL Life: Staying Big at Half the Size (Cash Money Content). Now back on the right track, he shares personal before and after photos of his fluctuating weight throughout the years with BlackEnterprise.com. Afterwards click here to read Big Boy's interview with BlackEnterprise.com about how he triumphed over weight loss and gained a second chance at life.

Big Boy: Before & After the Weight Loss

Taking a visual look at the radio personality's amazing weight loss through the years

The radio personality shares personal photos of his before and after weight loss experience as…

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Squinting, eye strain, prescription changes and migraines. These are all common health issues among today's office professionals. 


With about 14 million people ages 12 and older having visual impairment, eye health is one factor that can't be ignored or dismissed. The economic impact of major vision problems alone is telling--- at more than $51 billion, according to the CDC's Vision Health Initiative---causing "a substantial social and economic toll for millions of people including significant suffering, disability, loss of productivity, and diminished quality of life."


Maintaining proper eye care can ensure everyday living --- from home to work --- is that much more manageable. BlackEnterprise.com caught up with entrepreneur and optician Utenzi Miller-Johnson, of New Jersey-based Elegant Eyes, on how to improve and maintain good visual health. ---Janell Hazelwood

Eye Sore: Three Quick Tips to Avoid Behind-the-Desk Strain

Three tips to ensure good eye health beyond the office

Entrepreneur and optician Utenzi Miller-Johnson offers these steps to improve and maintain your eyesight.

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Are Black Men More Susceptible to Kidney Disease?

An exploration into the high number of kidney-related incidents in the African American community

Nick Cannon’s recent kidney failure scare raises awareness about the high number of kidney disease…

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Well, it’s official. The new year is here. Like everything else in our rapid-fire world these days, with the flick of a switch (or drop of a big crystal ball in Times Square) all the anticipation, planning and counting down is suddenly over and then comes… the big let down. Because no matter how much we force feed it, bumper-sticker optimism and new resolutions, somehow, most new years just don’t feel all that new. In fact, chances are you dragged all your 2011 challenges into 2012. Doing more with less on the job? Check. Trying to still get a job? Check. Relationship stresses? Check. Wish you were in a relationship? Check. Owed too much money? Check. Feeling overwhelmed, underappreciated and out of whack? Check, check, and check! Let’s be real. Things don’t suddenly get better as one year changes into another anymore than they magically improve when a random tough Thursday becomes a freshly hatched Friday. Nothing becomes “new” unless we do. So, here are five surefire ways to make you feel, look and perform better, this new year. —Caroline Clarke

5 Things You Should Do to Better Yourself in the New Year

If resolutions aren't your thing here are some simple 2012 tasks

The start of a new year is the perfect time to make changes in your…

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Is a Woman Less of a Woman If She Decides Never to Have Kids?

Sportscaster Pam Oliver inspires a new book and asks the hard question many professional women face: Am I a failure if I don't have children?

Sonja Lewis’s new novel ‘The Barrenness’ inspired by sportscaster Pam Oliver who says who says…

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All I Want For Christmas is… Balance in My Life

The holidays bring out the best and worse in people but there is a middleground

Christmas is a time for family & friends but it can be a stressful period…

By Caroline Clarke

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Carmelita Jeter Talks About the 2012 Olympics and the Business of Track & Field

Next summer the world’s attention will be focused on London for 2012 Olympic Games and…

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Holiday Gift Guide: 8 Health-Conscious Tech Gifts

Don’t know what to purchase the health buff in your life? Check out these tech treats

These eight healthy gift picks will have folks talking about your gift well into the…

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Rapper Styles P’s Juice Bar Promotes Healthy Living in Black Community

From hip-hop to health guru, enterprising entertainer shines light on the juicing path to wellness

LOX member Styles P expresses his passion for healthy living with Juices for Life, his…

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WATCH: Boxer Teresa Scott Promotes Fitness & Self-Confidence in Women

After shedding 60 lbs, entrepreneur inspires women to find their self-confidence through boxing

Founded by Teresa Scott, Women’s World of Boxing provides women with a comfortable introduction to…

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Birthday Cards Can Hold More Weight than Business Cards

Even in the Facebook age people appreciate the sentiment of a hand written card

Sending a birthday card may seem obsolete but people remember genuine gestures longer than Facebook…

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Actress Tamala Jones Recounts Her Aneurysm Scare

A near-death experience inspired the skilled performer to be an advocate for healthy living

At the age of 23, actress Tamala Jones suffered a near-fatal incident that changed her…

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Coping With Depression When Money or Personal Problems Arise During the Holidays

Six tips on how to stay positive and enjoy (or endure) the holiday season

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox gives you six tips on how to handle depression, money and personal problems…

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The Problem With Black Women’s Health

Work can wait, your health should always be your first priority

Women’s health is a rarely discussed topic amongst African American women but with pulmonary disease…

By Caroline Clarke

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Ruben Studdard on Weight Loss, Vegetarianism, Music and Marathon

The former American Idol champ brings health awareness to his hometown with a weekend-long celebration

American Idol winner Ruben Studdard celebrates comeback with new look, album and healthy lifestyle at…

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VICTORIA ROWELL: Known for her role as Drucilla Winters on the Emmy award-winning The Young & Restless, Rowell had a childhood filled with many challenges, ultimately leading to her, along with her siblings, being surrendered to Child Services. Rowell was only 16 days old. She grew up in the foster care system, raised for 18 years by a varied network of women who she details in her memoir, The Women Who Raised Me (William Morrow; $26). A staunch advocate of support services, awareness, and rights of foster and adopted children, Rowell is founder of Rowell Foster Children's Positive Plan (RFCPP), a program that enriches foster children through art and athletics.

10 Successful Adoptees & Foster Kids Besides Steve Jobs

These notables overcame childhood challenges to blaze trails in their industries

Among Steve Jobs’ many challenges in life was dealing with being abandoned as a child…

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No More Excuses: Managing the Health Crisis

In the battle against obesity and diabetes, Dr. Reed Tuckson says we can win. He’s attacking from all sides

Dr. Reed Tuckson is passionate about diabetes for two reasons: the debilitating physical and financial…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Tony Wells, Chief Marketing Officer, 24 Hour Fitness

The Health Manager

What a 24-hour fitness lifestyle looks like

As a fitness enthusiast, Tony Wells knows what it takes to maintain an optimum workout…

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Taking a Stand Against Tobacco

22-year-old activist is determined to stop young people from smoking

Growing up in Durham, North Carolina, in the heart of tobacco country, Chad Bullock understood…

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Lalah Hathaway Discusses Breast Cancer Advocacy & Her Latest Project

The R&B artist sings the praises of her latest body of work and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Soul singer Lalah Hathaway has been a longtime advocate of breast cancer advocacy and her…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Earlier this week, a select group of online reporters were given the opportunity to sit down with First Lady Michelle Obama in the Old Family Dining Room in the East Wing of White House. Among those in attendance was iVillage’s Kelly Wallace, who spoke with Mrs. Obama about a wide range of topics, including her Let’s Move campaign against childhood obesity and creating a normal environment for her daughters Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, despite residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.   BlackEnterprise.com pulled a few parenting nuggets of wisdom from Michelle on keeping your kids grounded. —Anslem Samuel

Michelle Obama’s 6 Rules of Parenting

In addition to being the First Lady Michelle Obama is still a mother that knows best

A First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has a duty to uphold as…

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Fitness Factor! The Price of Success

Celebrity trainer Mark Jenkins wants to know what you're willing to invest in your health and, as a result, your career

Celebrity trainer Mark Jenkins wants to know what you’re willing to invest in your health…

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Effortless Training

One instructor makes the jump fun

When Mario Godiva Green hops into his Kangoo Jumps boots he might be heading out…

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Destination: Happiness

You have more control over getting there than you think

A diagnosis of cervical cancer at the age of 25 changed Tamika Felder’s perception of…

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Carmyn Robey Promotes Healthy Lifestyle

After making serious lifestyle changes about her weight, Carmyn Robey now helps others do the same

Severely overweight as a teen, entrepreneur Carmyn Robey dropped 140 pounds and turned her life…

By Brian Dawson

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September 11th Coverage Ignores Way Too Many

One widower says more than white firefighters and wealthy traders died on September 11th, but you couldn't tell from ten years of coverage

One widower says more than white firefighters and wealthy traders died on September 11th, but…

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Fearlessly Forward

World champion swimmer uses his journey past fear to motivate others

Sabir Muhammad understands the crippling effects of fear. At 3, he jumped into a lake…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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