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Kim Kardashian West Explores Mental Health and Social Media on New HLN Show

Executive Producer Kardashian West joined forces with the producers of Dr. Drew Pinsky’s HLN hit…

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Bounce But Don’t Break: How to Own and Overcome a Crisis

Renee Hornbuckle, CEO of Insight Development Strategists, shares her story and tips to triumph

Renee Hornbuckle CEO of Insight Development Strategists shares experiential wisdom in confronting, managing and overcoming…

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Career Fitness: Baby Weight Loss Equals Entrepreneurial Gain

Jonese Holloway, owner of Johnnie Boi Fitness, talks transition from stay-at-home mom to fitness trainer

Jonese Holloway, owner of Johnnie Boi Fitness, talks her career change and fitness boutique.

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Breast Cancer Cases to Increase by 50% by 2030

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening mammography

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute, recently reported breast cancer diagnoses in the U.S. will…

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Health is Wealth: 5 Deadly Health Issues for African Americans

Blacks face alarming differences compared to all other racial and ethnic groups

African Americans face-alarming differences in health issues compared to all other racial and ethnic groups.

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4 Books to Help Black Women Deal with Depression

Every day millions of people struggle silently with mental health

The myths that surround depression and other mental health issues within the African American community…

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Dionne Warwick and Daughter-in-Law Luana Elliott Launch Activewear Line

Get beach-ready in fitness gear from the icon and expert trainer duo

Dionne Warwick and daughter-in-law Luana Elliott merge fashion and fitness with Healthy Gal active wear.

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4 Awesome Health Apps Designed Exclusively for Women

These will help you take a top priority into your own hands, quickly and easily

Startups see no boundaries when it comes to designing apps, which address health issues…

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Five Black Health & Wellness Experts to Follow for World Health Day

Black health experts you can learn tips from

Top black health and wellness experts to follow on social media.

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Event Encourages Black Women to Seek Help for Mental Health Issues

Event offers a venue for women to support one another and build self esteem

A Woman’s Worth Conference & Celebration (AWWCon15) hosted by Shannon Baylor-Henderson offered a venue of…

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Kelly Rowland on Baby Weight Loss and 5 Affordable Foods that Burn Fat

Get the star's secret, and eat healthy without breaking the bank

Just four months ago, Kelly Rowland gave birth to her bundle of baby boy joy.…

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Report: Half of Atlanta Patients Testing for HIV Already Have AIDS

Know your status and get tested

Many residents in Atlanta don’t have access to routine HIV testing at their healthcare facilities,…

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Affordable Care Act’s 5th Anniversary: Where Are We Now?

Dept. of Health reports the largest change in the uninsured in four decades

On this day, five years ago, President Obama signed landmark legislation into law, affording healthcare…

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Weight Loss Inspiration: How Maria Gordon Reversed Diabetes and Lost 100 lbs

Health coach started a program to help others see boost in health and confidence

Health coach Maria Gordon lost 100 lbs and reversed type 2 diabetes with lifestyle changes.…

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A Working Mom Talks Job Struggle and Surviving Two Heart Attacks

This working woman and heart attack survivor confirms how awesome moms really are

After receiving her master’s degree, Julia Allen landed a job at Accenture and Bank of…

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How to Preserve Wealth Through Good Health

Amiya Alexander is helping to save her community from the costly disease of obesity

Amiya Alexander has been dancing since she was 2 years old, and got the idea…

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Robin Roberts Presents New Series about Medical Breakthroughs

Our favorite GMA host makes science fun in new series

If you’re a big Robin Roberts fan and can’t get enough of the radiant personality, you can…

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Healthy Heart Month: 4 Foods to Energize and Invigorate

Try these for boosting your lifestyle for work and play

These heart-healthy foods can help keep you energized and invigorated.

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10 Ways to Create Happiness in Your Life

Go inward and find the goodness within you that is waiting to come to light

Practicing these steps daily can help you ease stress and manage difficulties.

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How To Maintain Your Relationships

Relationships are for our growth

“If the purpose of a thing is not known, then abuse is inevitable.” -Dr. Myles…

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Know Our Status: HIV/AIDS Among Blacks and How to Decrease Numbers

Debra Fraser-Howze of OraSure Technologies talks minorities and prevention

Debra Fraser-Howze, founder of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, breaks down affect on…

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Four Delicious Greens to Add to Your Smoothie

Here is a list of ingredients and their health benefits

When it comes to eating healthy it is important to eat a variety of clean…

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Busy Pro on the Go? Save Time with Dinner Kits Delivered To Your Door

Gain convenience and a time-saving option for dining

For busy professionals and families’ on-the-go, there’s a new wave of online companies delivering ready…

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Five Ways to Get Your Health Goals Back on Track

Strategy to help you remain consistent throughout the new year

Get back on track with your health goals for the new year with this strategy.

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Hear From the Pros: Managing Work and Life on the Go

Tips on how balance fitness, work duties and parenthood

Need advice on managing your work and life on the go? These professionals provide advice…

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3 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

You can avoid cheating on her health plan with these tech tools

Before you attend a work-related dinner or holiday party, try these apps to stay on…

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Fit Men Cook Founder Kevin Curry on Turning Passion into Profit

Check out his journey

In 2012, Kevin Curry launched Fit Men Cook, a blog to share his healthy food…

By Kandia Johnson

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Sheryl Lee Ralph’s World AIDS Movement

Actress combines art and activism to raise awareness and fight for a cure

Using arts and activism, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph fights AIDS through her D.I.V.A Foundation and…

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‘Just Been Tested’ Website Promotes HIV/AIDS Testing And Awareness

Right on time for World AIDS Day

To commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day, we here at Black Enterprise are hoping to…

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World AIDS Day: 5 Facts That Everyone Should Know

Have you or your loved ones gone out to get tested?

Dec. 1, 2014 marks the annual celebration known around the globe as World AIDS Day.…

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Small businesses step up their support for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

World AIDS Day: ‘Growing Up Positive’ Talks Race and Living with the Disease

Two women tackle issues, challenges and triumphs in the film

Yasmin Shiraz and Still Eye Rise Media present “Growing Up Positive,” a film about living…

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Don’t Get Caught Up: 3 Signs of Holiday Stress

Nutrition expert Vanessa Cunningham talks how to manage through Thanksgiving and beyond

Lots of cooking, entertaining and oh, there’s always that difficult family member. Nutrition expert Vanessa…

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3 Signs You May Need To Seek Counseling

The negative stigma attached to therapy has been a topic of discussion for years.  The…

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10 Countries That Consume the Most Marijuana

United Nations provides a breakdown of annual drug use by nation

Mid-term election day wrapped Tuesday with a couple of big wins for marijuana. Alaska, Oregon,…

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Female Leaders Winning: B. Smith, Making Strides in Business

Battling her challenge to overcome Alzheimer’s, this food industry power woman is continuing legacy

In a special series, BlackEnterprise.com highlights female leaders in industries from media, to business, to…

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Death with Dignity: Are You Aware of the Options?

The debate continues on the choice to end one's life

None of us really know how much we can take until we’re faced with an…

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Smart Eats: 3 Fruits That Boost Your Brain Power

Getting a good helping of these can increase your mind mojo

These three fruits, when consumed frequently, can serve as great brain food.

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Relax, Relate, Release: 4 Calm Steps to Accomplish Any Goal

This approach can ensure you're effectively approaching issues with a clear head

This four-step approach will ensure you’re approaching issues effectively and with a clear head.

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Strategy: 3 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

Learn how to relieve and manage a common part of life with this process

Stress is a normal part of life, but how you manage it is key. Try…

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Motivational Entrepreneur Lisa Nichols Talks How She Reclaims Her Power

'I don’t want to live a life preparing for what’s next and missing what’s now'

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

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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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Comedienne 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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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Terry Crews Gives Fans Workout Tips to Use

Knowing the importance of staying fit and eating healthy, Terry Crews tells BE readers how he's kept his six pack for so many years.

Terry Crews shares the workout routine that continues landing him the Blockbuster roles.

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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…

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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

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

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Dana Smith, Owner of Spiritual Essence Yoga

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.…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 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…

By Tomika Anderson

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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…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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…

By Suncear Scretchen

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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…

By Suncear Scretchen

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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…

By Suncear Scretchen

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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…

By Suncear Scretchen

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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…

By Suncear Scretchen

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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…

By Starrene Rhett

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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…

By S. Tia Brown

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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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The Importance of Sleep

After a series of unexplained health scares—including loss of consciousness while driving, and breathing and…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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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…

By Suncear Scretchen

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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…

By Janel Martinez

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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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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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