An embarrassing incident happened in my hometown last week, involving a stolen mannequin. The details about the incident are further below if you're curious. But what struck me about the odd incident was not about how strange and crazy the man seemed. I was more curious about his state of emotional suffering. What would lead a man to such as bizarre action? What makes … [Read more...]
4 Relationship Things You Need To Stop Faking for Facebook!
“Don’t believe the likes!” I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like when it comes to dating and in relationships, we put more effort to make ourselves look happy than we put into actually being happy. I get it; there is a certain level of gratification that comes with the public recognition. But at the end of the day, we have to get from behind the computer screen and … [Read more...]
4 Ways to Stop Social Media From Ruining Your Relationship
I have a love-hate relationship with social media. I can’t avoid it because of the work I do, so it’s a very necessary part of my life, but some days I could do without it. I entered the world of social media with resistance, but here I am, along with so many of you. Once we are in it, our job is to manage it well. I was one of the last people in my group of friends to get a … [Read more...]
Going Nowhere with Internet Dating? The Next New Dating App is Here
At first, the idea of online dating seemed scary. But a new study suggests more Americans are warming up to the concept of finding love online. So much so, the online dating and matchmaking industry has become a huge success. With more potential mates online, there should be more opportunities to find someone. Right? Yet, the caveat is social media is still a bit impersonal … [Read more...]
4 Social Media No-No’s. This Study Will Better Your Chances with Online Dating
Despite your mother’s constant warnings, the Internet is actually a valid place to meet new people and a potential romantic partner. According to the Pew Research Center, 59 percent of Americans now consider online dating a “good way to meet people.” And over the last three years, the number of people using online dating tools has increased in nearly every age group. So … [Read more...]
Are You Guilty of Letting Technology Raise Your Kids? You’ll Want to Read This
Let’s be real. What parent hasn’t left their children to entertain themselves down an endless rabbit hole of YouTube videos. I’m not proud to admit it, but even as I write this, my child is visiting with Auntie Siri, her favorite babysitter. “Mommy just needs to finish working real quick, so go back to the Disney app, and no more watching WorldStar fights, okay, … [Read more...]
Singles: 3 Actions that Will Guarantee More Positive and Loving Relationships in 2016
If you’re like me, you’ve seen more than your fair share of social media posts and statements about what people plan to do more or less in 2016. One of the posts that stood out to me from among the norm was: “Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.” Disrespecting each other on the daily in media and real life, taking large strides away from the relationship we … [Read more...]
Can Social Media Cost You a Job?
When you’re searching for a new job or even prepping for college, your online presence is just as important as your physical appearance. More and more companies use social networking sites as part of their recruitment process and Google taps into not only Facebook, but also into your activity on Twitter, Google Plus and personal online blogs. So what does your cyber presence … [Read more...]
An Open Letter to Humanity in 2015
We are all often reminded to give thanks and be grateful for the many blessings we have. God’s most important gifts of life, love, health, family, and friendship are often overlooked until something tragic happens that reminds us that they are in fact blessings that we should give thanks for on a daily basis. What’s really funny to me is, that when we do remember to give … [Read more...]
8 Things You Shouldn’t Share on Social Media
Social media is great. When used properly, social networks allow us to stay connected with family and friends or re-connect with those who we’ve lost contact with. As business owners it allows us to expand our client base and reach people we otherwise wouldn’t be able to. However, when used improperly, social media can be an outlet for bullying, addiction, affairs, and can even … [Read more...]
Why You Should End Your Facebook Affair Immediately!
“You’re looking good these days! You know I used to have a thing for you back in the day…” That’s an example of one of the messages you can see pop up in your Facebook messenger, coming from that old college or high school classmate. It feels good to have someone complimenting and admiring you again, so you play along. “Thank you, you aren’t looking too bad yourself and I … [Read more...]
Who Is Tired Of Natural Hair Jokes that are Directed at Kids?
It's so tiring to hear grown people attack children and young people on social networks regarding their hair and wearing it the way it grows out of their head. Yes, I am talking about the recent BET incident where one of the hosts of 106 and Park makes unnecessary and what I consider to be mean comments about a baby's hair. Yes, that baby just happened to be the child of … [Read more...]
First Lady Encourages Students to #ReachHigher With Social Media Campaign
On a mission to encourage students to attend college, First Lady Michelle Obama has started a social media campaign called #ReachHigher and she is determined to make a difference. FLOTUS has asked college students and graduates to post picks on various social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, using the hashtag #ReachHigher. The initiative is also going to … [Read more...]
15-Year-Old Cancer Patient Gets Huge Surprise From Her Favorite Rapper
Kennedy Brown, a 15-year-old brain cancer patient, recently had a big dream of hers come true. Thanks to a social media campaign sparked by her friends and taken to the next level by Houston’s ABC 13 Eyewitness News, Rapper, Drake, came to Houston, TX just to visit the young lady and make her dream come true. The young lady’s friends told ABC News about a surprise they … [Read more...]
The Power of Social Media; How It’s Changed My Life
You may have a strong desire to forge ahead in launching that dream business or project. Have you considered the power of social media networking to launch and fulfill your dreams? I started with MySpace several years ago at the suggestion of a friend. I was very skeptical because of the negative press I had heard about it. After some persuasion I thought I would give it a … [Read more...]