5 Questions All Single Men Should Ask When Dating!

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5 Questions Every Single Man Should Ask

Before you get too serious…

Is the new woman in your life a keeper or a player?

 Questions all single men should definitely consider asking any woman prior to making a commitment. Now we have read over a dozen books and articles that are giving the women tips on what to ask a man or what to look for in a man that she assumes will be a potential spouse. However we have not read up on too many novels dedicated to helping the men out.

 Single Men before you get too attached, lets pump those hormonal brakes and find out what she is really all about. You need to ask basic questions so that you can gain some understanding of where her head is, and if she will be a potential partner for the night or for the future.

 

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                           1. What are your short-term or long- term goals?

  This question is very important because you need to know exactly what she has going for herself. How can a Queen help out the King if she has no desires to do anything greater in life. You want a woman who will build with you and bring ideas to the table. You don’t want to marry a woman who has no plans for the future and just follows you around like a shadow while you make all the decisions. 

 

                       2. What are your views on Relationships or Marriage?

 This is a great question to ask because you need to find out if she believes in things that you oppose of in a relationship/marriage. You could be getting yourself involved with a woman who believes the opposite of you, and that can cause division and confusion along the way. There are so many women who are married or in a relationship, that live the lives of single women. Your goal is not to look for a woman who is perfect but for a woman who is a perfect fit for you. So many believe that opposites attract but honestly there must still be a common ground between the two of you to make it work.

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                                        3. What do you think about me?

 This may seem hilarious to ask but trust me, you need to know what a woman is thinking about you just as much as she wants to know what you think about her. When you ask this question, be quiet and observe. Observe for body language and look her in the eyes when she talks. The last thing you want to do is waste your time with a woman who is playing games with you and may only be interested in your finances more than she is into you. 

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                       4. What kind of relationship do you have with God?

 Many avoid asking these questions because they feel that someone’s beliefs should not affect you pursuing a relationship with them. However it is very important to know what type of person you are dealing with. She might seem to be the love of your life but she may be an atheist. She may worship Satan three times a day. So you need to know where her spiritual life resides. You need to be sure that again as stated before that you both share some common ground. 

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5. How well are you with managing money?

                                   Money makes the world go around right?

Then nothing can mess up your relationship than trying to build up your finances with a woman who loves to spend more than she loves to save. You will find yourself in some financial debt sooner or later. You can always take full control over the finances but eventually you will have a battle when she is complaining about wanting to purchase things while you both are trying to save for something greater. So be sure she can at least manage to keep a budget and not blow all of your money.

 These are simply just a few top questions to ask the women that you are pursuing with hopes of later becoming a potential partner for you. Every man needs a woman who will help to bring out the best in him as well as be his backbone. You need more than just a pretty face standing around you collecting dust and nagging about everything she feels you are not doing to make her happy. 

   Take some time to ask questions before you decide to have a future with anyone.

 

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How To Keep Your Man Happy!

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How To Keep Your Man Happy

So exactly how do you keep your man happy?

 How to keep a man happy? Well the average woman will probably have a million responses. I can hear some of you now saying there is no exact way to keep a man happy because all men are not the same. I hear you, but ladies what I want you to know is that there are some basic steps that you can follow. If you can manage to follow some of these basic guidelines, then you can keep your man happy!

Men, no matter how different they are, are pretty simple when it comes to just a few things. Women however tend to be a bit more complex when it comes to satisfying our wants. Of course not all women are the same but then again this article isn’t about the ladies right?! So we won’t go in depth on that topic.

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How To Keep Your Man Happy

Let me add that the tips that I am about to break down for you will only be beneficial for the guy who is for you. I’m sure every woman has learned over the years that you can be everything to the wrong man. It doesn’t mean that would you did was wrong. It just means you did it with the wrong guy. There are some men out there that you can hit back bends for and swing from a chandelier and he will still leave you. That’s part of life.

Yet if you have a really good man who loves you and all you do is create an uncomfortable living space for him, then Houston we have a problem!

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The first issue that every woman tends to do at one point or another is NAGG!

Now sure we all end up nagging for some reason or another but men don’t like it! You will find him escaping the roar of the dragon everyday if he has to. He’ll go hang out with his friends more, or just disappear to avoid all of the nagging. To be honest it may even remind him of being a child who is getting fussed at. He’s a grown man, so he will definitely get away from you to keep his man hood alive. There is a way to get your point across to your man without nagging. Men are simple but not dumb. If you tell him what the issue is then give him the space to fix the problem. When you nag daily about it, you might as well push him out the door of your life. Be his peace of mind!

 

The next issue that we as ladies don’t do enough of is SUPPORT HIM!

How often do we carry long conversations to him about all of our problems and the things we want?! We never take the time to see about his needs. We never ask him what is bothering him. Ladies you have to be concerned about your man. Find out how his day was and if he is dealing with anything. Be that pillow that he can lay his head on and vent to. There are times that we can be a bit selfish of his needs. You have to remember that he is still human. If he feels he can’t talk to you and get that support, he’ll find someone else to vent to.

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Lastly ladies, stop expecting him to be someone he is not. Stop comparing him to your past relations. Stop trying to CHANGE HIM!

Most of you listen to your friend girls and take all of the wrong advice on trying to train a man to be something he is not. Now by all means you should push your man to be the best he can be, but don’t try to do a make-over stunt. You all remember the woman from the movie, “Two Can Play That Game” who fixed Bobby Brown’s teeth right? He started tripping on her. Let that man be all that he inspires to be for you without you trying to follow some rule book. A good man who loves you, will change for you by himself. He has been living with himself all his life so if he knows he has flaws that could affect your relation, he will happily work on them. If he doesn’t change to better the relationship then honey he just isn’t the one for you.

 

These are just a few tips towards keeping your man happy. Of course I could have added so much more but that will be saved for another topic. Now go home today and work on these three things, and see if you can make 2017 better than your past years!

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Here Comes Harletson!

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Harletson Band

Get Ready To Fall In Love With Harletson!

A series of encounters through the open-mic night scene in Los Angeles, transpired into the formation of a band with each member sharing a mutual passion for ’60s and ’70s music. The chemistry was inevitable, and their musical styles complimented one another. This lead to a permanent collaboration known to the world as, Harletson! Known for their creative covers of songs in various genres, the band delivers a “sweetly soulful brand of pop. This display has been unheard of since the era of the Eagles & Crosby, and Stills & Nash,” which were popular folk rock bands in the late ’60s.

 Rising to stardom at a very fast pace, the trio’s melodic harmonies have graced even bigger stages across the country, performing their debut single “Say Our Goodbyes on the Hollywood Today Live show in the heart of Hollywood. With a unique passion for storytelling through their music, the group was able to merge their personal stories of the journey to L.A. through the single, while yet managing to send a deeper, inspirational message to their audience. “When you really look at it, the song’s an encouragement to keep fighting for whatever you’re passionate about“, band member Jackson Singleton said.

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Harletson Band

  The band’s name, Harletson, derived from each of their last names: Nathan Harrington, Jackson Singleton and Weston Wilson. It won’t be long until the group brings their musical experience to a city near you!

Harletson band, gives major insight to having grasped great inspiration from role models in the likes of, ‘The Beatles’, ‘Eagles’, ‘Crosby Stills Nash’, and ‘Fleetwood Mac’ states band member Weston. “As for current artists we love Ryan Adams, ‘The Lumineers’, & The 1975”, adds band member Nathan Harrington. Despite starting out with solo careers prior to Los Angeles, the band managed to naturally come together with their diverse backgrounds.

 “I think it was a collaborative effort. We all just loved the same music and it happened very naturally!” -Weston

 “We met in LA through a mutual friend who introduced me to Jack & Weston, we started jamming, & got excited about what we were doing together, so we decided to do this thing for real.” We came together & worked as a unit so fast. It felt so natural that we all knew we needed to form this band. “

-Nathan Harrington

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Harletson Band Performing Before Thousands

The coming together of this amazing band was destined for the ability to reach the world through their display of unique instrumental and vocal talents. As with any band, the goal is to inspire people all over the world through music. Harletson compares their inspiration of music to giving off more of an old school vibe instead of the new school. Weston states, “Although we love some new things, old school is the way to go!” Nathan Harrington went on to add, “I would say both. We definitely have old souls, but there does happen to be some great music happening right now.”

 

The band, which is currently on tour, plans to rub off some of that glorious mix of old school for fans abroad. Jackson states, “We want to leave people encouraged, and motivated to create something positive in this world. The kids who come to the shows are just like us in that a lot of them want to see change. We are just three voices in a sea of the coming generation that want to create Art that impacts people.” Upon completion of the tour, Jackson added that the band will definitely be delivering some new music for fans this year! So get ready to fall in love with Harletson!

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Yoga For Anxiety: 6 Poses To Reduce Stress And Support Mental Health

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Yoga can be the most efficient way to relieve the body and mind of stress. Studies show that roughly 40 million U.S. adults suffer from anxiety. That makes stress & anxiety one of the most common mental illnesses in the country. But even those who haven’t been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder aren’t immune to experiencing stress, tension and anxiety in their everyday lives.

Practicing yoga can not only be an effective stress reliever, but also a way to ease symptoms of anxiety and depression. Yoga helps by transferring the focus and attention to the body and  breath. 

“Yoga helps our entire system slow down,” ViraYoga founder Elena Brower tells the Huffington Post. “Our bodies are programmed to heal naturally, and what stops that healing are all the stressors of daily life. Yoga dissolves those stressors for the time during practice and usually the effects last for hours after.”

Below are Six Easy Yoga Poses that can help you relieve daily stress!

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Yoga Pose: Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)

 1. Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)

Forward bends are excellent for calming our nervous system, according to Brower. The posture provides a release of the upper body and soothes the mind through gentle inversion either when practiced on its own or between poses.

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Yoga Pose: Legs Up The Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)

 2. Legs Up The Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)

The Legs up the Wall pose is a simple but effective anxiety-busting posture for beginners that can help you to escape the “thinking mind.”

You don’t have to be so flexible or so strong, and yet it’s very relaxing and very calming for the nervous system.

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3. Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)

To quiet the mind and cultivate focused awareness, try the Half Moon Pose, a balancing posture with one leg raised 90 degrees and one hand on the floor or on a block.

“Balancing poses take our attention off of the mind and into the body,” Brower says.

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Yoga: Tree Pose (Vrksasana)

 

  1. Tree Pose (Vrksasana)

Before moving on to the Eagle and Half Moon balancing poses, beginners should start with Tree Pose, a basic standing balance to help calm a racing mind and induce concentration.

 Balancing poses force you to be honest about where you are currently, and they force you to pay attention to where you are. If you’re in a tree pose and your mind is wandering, you’ll know it because you’ll fall over.

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Yoga Pose: Child’s Pose (Balasana)

 5. Child’s Pose (Balasana)

 This is one of the best resting poses of any yoga practice. Child’s Pose basically involves sitting on the knees and bending forward with arms forward or by your side. It can be very comforting and self-soothing. This is one of my favorite poses because we all just need to slump over and relax at times.

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Yoga Pose: Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

 6. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

Is useful at relieving discomfort in the muscles of the back, neck and abdomen. Furthermore, a little time spent in cobra pose can go a long way towards alleviating stress, anxiety and even depression.

                                     Benefits of Cobra Pose:

 Stretches muscles in the shoulders, chest and abdominal

Decreases stiffness of the lower back

Strengthens the arms and shoulders

Increases flexibility

Improves menstrual irregularities

Elevates mood

Firms and tones the buttocks

Invigorates the heart

Stimulates organs in the abdomen, like the kidneys

Relieves stress and fatigue

Opens the chest and helps to clear the passages of the heart and lungs

Improves circulation of blood and oxygen, especially throughout the spinal and pelvic regions

Improves digestion

Strengthens the spine

Soothes sciatica

Helps to ease symptoms of asthma

Make Yoga part of your daily routine even if that means getting up a few hours early in the morning before work. Your mind and body will thank you!

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Jaden Smith Announced He Has Failed His Dad!

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Jaden Smith

What is going on with Jaden Smith?

Jaden Smith is obviously going through something massive.  Whatever the issue is, must be pretty major for him to announce that he feels he has failed his father.

Jaden went on a rant Wednesday, to Instagram Live to pour out his thoughts on following your dreams!

But, that was only after he felt the need to confess that he’s moving out of Los Angeles and that he failed his father Will Smith!

Now I for one along with many would love to know exactly what it is he is engaged in that will be a letdown to his father. We all know that the Smith family seems to be pretty open to allowing the children to be very diverse in expressing themselves.

Yet something is clearly not being fully said in this little confession. I mean come on out and spill the tea for us Jaden because the world is a bit eager to know what exactly you are saying.

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Jaden Smith & Father Will Smith

 

While sitting in the parking lot of the DMV, the actor and artist shared:

“It’s going to be so funny to tell my dad that I’ve failed straight up. Everybody follow your heart, you know what I’m saying? Do exactly what you want to do, be who you want to be. I’m about to move out of LA. There’s a lot of bad things here. Create the life that you want for yourself. Don’t try to be somebody else. It’s hard these days to really create the life you want for yourself because there’s nobody really here that’s like supporting the youth or the youth’s creativity.”

He implies he’s not being supported creatively, but made no mention of why exactly he feels like he’s letting his dad down!

I honestly believe that it has nothing to do with getting some support on his creativity. This issue goes a bit deeper than the surface and that could very well be why he feels the need to get out of the LA spotlight for a while.

Yet being the son of a very popular set of parents, can put a large amount of stress on any young adult.

The 18 year old simply wants to be free to be who he is.

We’re sure more will surface on this topic later this year but for now, you can’t help but understand his desire to get away from the big lights!

 

                             Watch his rant (below) to see if you can figure it out!

 

Remy Boy Monty Takes Pelle Pelle to His Hood!

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Remy Boy Monty: Pelle Pelle

Pelle Pelle has become one with the Urban Community and continues to be a mainstay in Pop Culture!

Pelle Pelle was born from a dream on the streets of Detroit. Its mastermind Marc Buchanan, launched his vision into a global phenomenon that rocked the world hand in hand with the explosion of Hip Hop! The line features cutting edge designs, bold colors, in your face compositions, and top of the line quality; which catapulted Pelle to the forefront of street wear fashion. The recognition can be seen everywhere; Music videos, movies, television shows, and countless other high profile events. Celebrities, athletes, and musicians embrace Pelle as a must-have in their wardrobe. Pelle Pelle has become one with the urban community and continues to be a mainstay in pop culture. Launched in 1978, Pelle Pelle is an urban fashion brand which started off as a leather outerwear company.

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Pelle Pelle Urban Clothing

Pelle Pelle sprouted into various other designs like outerwear, boots, and handbags. The brand was also the first brand to launch the designer baggy pants. It has been sported by celebrities such as Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Cam’ron, Martin Lawrence, and more. Pelle Pelle is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

As Pelle Pelle continues to embrace its Hip Hop culture and heritage, they are linking up with various influencers to see what they have in season for the winter months.

Recently they were able to link up with well-known Remy Boy Monty for their latest installment!

 

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Remy Boy Monty took Pelle Pelle to the streets of Paterson, NJ. From the whip to the chicken spot, he showed them his stomping grounds and revealed #WhatsInSeason for him.

 Check Out the Video below as Monty takes them on a tour of where he grew up at!

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Be sure to head over to Pelle Pelle & make an impression this season!

Reasons Hidden Figures Should Be #1 Again!

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HIDDEN FIGURES, blew expectations with movie goers, making the film #1 opening weekend, beating ROGUE ONE at the box office and bringing in $22.8 million!

Hidden Figures is a film for the entire family to experience! The true story of how three amazing women helped pave the way in areas of race and segregation, showcasing the epitome of #BlackGirlMagic!

 If you have not been to the theaters to check out this film then you are truly missing out!

Here are four reasons why the film is a MUST SEE!

The film may have taken place in the early sixties but couldn’t be timelier; especially with awards season. The film and cast members have been nominated for awards such as:  Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics’ Choice Movie, BAFTA Award and NAACP.

Celebrities such as Common, Nas, Jamie Foxx, Debbie Allen and many more praised the film on social media.

Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer played the roles of the three Black female mathematicians who began working for NASA in the 1950s and helped launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Did you know that all of the characters they play are members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.?

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Hidden Figures Cast

Lastly, let’s not forget about the men in the film. From Luke Cage to Straight Outta Compton,  Mahershala Ali and Aldis Hodge, play the roles of  Jim Johnson and Levi Jackson; supportive husbands to Katherine Johnson and Mary Winston Jackson during the Civil Rights.

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This film is very meaningful as we embark into the celebration of Black History month. These women did something amazing during a time when women did not have many rights. Let’s add that this was a very racial era for black people.

When you take your family to see this movie, you are allowing them to experience the historical growth of black intellects through the years. You enable them to open their minds to the many possibilities of what they are capable to do if they believe. This film also shows that intellect mattered to NASA at the time more than the color of these three women’s skin.

So don’t wait until this movie comes out on DVD to experience the historical act of these three women. Make plans to go this week and support the film that has everyone talking!

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HIDDEN FIGURES

 HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world.  The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

 

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