How Vegan Diet Changed Our Lives

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I’ve always thought that following a vegan diet meant being deprived of important nutrients. But, that’s not necessarily the case at all. I’ve always been a very picky eater. I rarely ate veggies and was usually the last one at the dinner table growing up. As I got older, my relationship with food grew complicated….

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5 Christmas Traditions I’ve Adopted

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Christmas traditions growing up was nothing like how we celebrate them today. Why? Because I grew up in a Jamaican household. When I tell people that my siblings and I didn’t write letters to Santa, hang Christmas stockings, or open up a ton of presents on Christmas morning, they look at me with sad eyes. For some reason…

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Double Dutch Braid Bun Updo Tutorial

Double Dutch Braid Bun Updo Tutorial curly hairstyle of the week

Bun hairstyles are my favorite when it comes to protective styles. We’ve come up with a double dutch braid bun updo that is pretty easy to do. It’s a great way to retain moisture, especially during cold seasons. But, it’s also a great hairstyle that can be worn for any occasion. If you have a little dancer…

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Don’t Call My Son a Girl, He’s a Boy!

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“He’s a Boy, Not a Girl!” I find myself repeating those words whenever someone refers to my son as my daughter. Honestly, I didn’t notice it at first. People would compliment my beautiful daughters and I’d say thank you. Then, my brain would do a mental remind and realize that they just called my son…

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Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

Why Do Leaves ChangeColor in the Fall-

Kids are naturally curious about the world around them. When my kids asked why do leaves change color in the fall, I thought the process would be best explained by conducting a science experiment. Why Do Leaves Change Color in the fall? Chlorophyll is the green pigment found in leaves. They become green as a…

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Mornings On 1: A Fresh Approach to Morning TV

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I’ve been in the news business for over 10 years and haven’t been this excited about any of my previous TV gigs (no disrespect to my past employers). But, you’ll probably agree with me when you see Mornings On 1 for yourself. Honestly, I assumed it would be like every other morning news program. Boy, was…

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What Should Kids be Taught about Christopher Columbus?

What Should Kids be Taught about Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus discovered America. That’s what we’re taught in school. My teachers didn’t go into details about how he enslaved Africans, natives of the West Indies, and forced non-Christians to convert to Christianity (among other horrific things). The Truth About Christopher Columbus I realized that lessons about the explorer is still very much the same when…

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