No Love Lost: Navigating Valentine’s Day in the middle of a busy work week

At my house, Valentine’s Day means something.

Unfortunately, that “something” is usually wrapped in a shroud of chaos: “Where are the Valentines we just bought?” “How many kids are in your class now, anyway?” ”You have to bring what to school on Thursday?” “Wait, you are 12. You aren’t old enough to have a girlfriend!”

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Octavia Spencer to Star in ‘Madam C.J. Walker’ on Netflix

Octavia Spencer’s next project is a literal rags-to-riches story. The Oscar winner will executive produce and star in “Madam C.J. Walker,” a limited series on Netflix that tells the true story of the woman who went from washing clothes to becoming one of the very few African-American female millionaires of the early 20th century. Continue reading Octavia Spencer to Star in ‘Madam C.J. Walker’ on Netflix

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Kids and Screen Time

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), in 1970 children didn’t start regularly watching TV until they were four years old. Today, they report that children begin interacting with digital media at four months old. One look around and it’s easy to see that many children have their own cell phone, tablet, television, or other type of screen that is occupying a lot of their time and attention. Continue reading What Every Parent Needs to Know About Kids and Screen Time

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This Latina Started A Studio With Her Family And Became One Of NYC’s Top Trainers In The Process

Samantha Ortiz started a business before even realizing she started a business. A couple of times a week, her sister and her sister’s best friend would find themselves in the Ortiz family living room getting ready to be led in a workout by Samantha. Thanks to social media and personal referrals,what started with just the three of them slowly grew into more structured classes — and this was the beginning of Triple Threat Bootcamp, or the Ortiz family business. Continue reading This Latina Started A Studio With Her Family And Became One Of NYC’s Top Trainers In The Process

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