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2017 was a great year for T-Mobile, but things are only just getting started

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Last week, T-Mobile reported its results for the last quarter of 2017. Headlining the generally-excellent news was T-Mobile’s subscriber figures, which shows the company added 891,000 postpaid customers in Q4 2017, while keeping “churn” — the turnover of customers, where lower is better — to a Q4 record of just 1.18%.

With strong numbers like that, it’s easy to expect that 2018 will be a slightly flatter year for the company. In fact, T-Mobile’s own projections predict the company will add just 3 million new customers in 2018, down from 2017. But according to analysts’ notes seen by Fierce Wireless, the numbers don’t show T-Mobile slowing down any time soon.

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LP Pathfinders: top posts from December 2017

Skyline of Xinyi District in downtown Taipei, Taiwan © NH / Shutterstock

Could you cycle around Taiwan in 60 days? © NH / Shutterstock

Befitting the festive season, our Pathfinders gifted us a wealth of exciting and insightful blog posts to keep our wanderlust topped up throughout December. We’ve marvelled over mystical mud statues in Kolkata and salivated at the sight of Posta Negra in Colombia, with a quick sojourn to Syria for good measure.

Though it was tough to pick our favourites, here’s a selection of our top travel tales submitted by our globetrotting Pathfinders in December.

The mud statues of Kolkata – Crystal Egan

Well structured with strong accompanying imagery, Crystal’s profile on the mud statue workshops of Kolkata is an engaging read thanks to her decision to delve into a subject that may appear somewhat unsophisticated, but ultimately is steeped in fascinating traditions; for example, though many travellers may have seen the Durga mud statues, few would know that each one must contain soil from a ‘forbidden land’. The post serves as a timely reminder of how the country’s spiritual mysticism continues to permeate daily life in modern India.

Crystal’s travel blog focuses on ecotourism, cultural immersion and off-the-beaten-path destinations. Keep up with her travels at castawaywithcrystal.com

Around Taiwan in 60 days – Graham Bland

Sustainable and inexpensive, exploring destinations on two wheels is an increasingly popular mode of transport with travellers, but few of us would consider circumnavigating an entire country by bike. In this lighthearted but highly informative post, Graham gives a detailed breakdown on his epic 1600km ride around Taiwan. As well as including practical elements like maps and safety tips, Graham intertwines a number of personal anecdotes from his adventure that give readers a taste of the Beautiful Isle, tempting them to saddle up themselves.

Graham’s blog focuses largely on his wanderings on bicycle, including two-wheeled tours of India and Vietnam. Follow his adventures at awaywandering.blogspot.co.uk

Buddhism at the hanging rock – Aleksandra Tofil

Travellers don’t simply seek out offbeat sights to snap ostentatious Instagram photos; finding a sight less frequented by tourists can help kindle authentic experiences. Aleksandra’s article is a great example of this, as she recounts her experience of receiving a personal tour around Rakkhiththakanda cave temple in Sri Lanka by a local monk while being given a – somewhat mind-boggling – sermon on the principles of Buddhism. The result is an enjoyable offbeat travel yarn with a philosophical edge.

Ola and Andrzej are a blogging couple based in Singapore, providing travel tips for their adopted hometown and further afield. Check out more of their stories at singa-pura.com

The 20 dishes you can’t leave Colombia without trying – Reena Shukla

Shining a spotlight on one of South America’s overshadowed foodie destinations, Reena spices up the listicle format with personal insights and a strong knowledge to give a detailed overview of Colombia’s regional dishes and beverages. A post that’ll leave readers both surprised and salivating at the country’s culinary diversity, the article is also beautifully illustrated – an essential element of any engaging food blog.

Reena is a London-based blogger writing about her two favourite subjects: travel and food. Read more of her foodie forays at lifestyleenthusiast.co.uk

As tourist in Tartous & Arwad Island, Syria – Christian Lindgren

The FCO currently advises against all travel to this war-torn country, but inevitably a few tourists will still visit. In this post intrepid traveller Chris journeys to Arwad Island on the Mediterranean coast of Syria, far from the country’s primary conflict zones. The post’s appeal lies in its blending of the area’s grand history with general observations on the humble daily routine of the local people. The post showcases a side of Syria that is serene and hospitable, a perspective often overlooked in regular news broadcasts.

Christian is a Norwegian blogger who finds himself drawn to destinations few other travellers tend to visit. Follow his intrepid journeys at unusualtraveler.com

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LP Pathfinders: top Instagrams from December 2017

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Our snap-happy Pathfinders definitely went out with a bang in 2017, sharing beautiful frames of snow-dusted mountain tops, glistening lake shores and world-famous monuments to name just a few. Here’s the best of the bunch from December.

Brittany, France

‘A very iconic landmark and amazing photo spot. The zigzag path creates perfect leading lines. A storm was coming in, so the sea got very rough and wild, and the sky darker and darker.’ – Raphael, @raphael.fyi

Why we like it: Just as Raphael points out, the sweeping lines and angles of Phare du Petit Minou‘s walkway here draw the eye to the main event – the lighthouse itself, which is positioned perfectly in the centre of the frame. Backed by the gloomy horizon and choppy seas, this is one seriously atmospheric image. You can really feel that there’s a storm a-brewin’.  

Lake Garda, Italy

‘Visiting Lake Garda in it’s off-season was definitely the right thing to do. The weather is still warm, the Alps are snow-capped and there are hardly any crowds. That means plenty of peace to enjoy the beauty of this part of northern Italy. Whilst I was daydreaming on the shores of Lake Garda, this young swan approached me. That, combined with the Alps in the background and the saturated blue tone of the lake, caused this shot to become one of my favourite souvenirs from the trip.’ – Paulina, @paulina_on_the_road

Why we like it: Although Lake Garda’s unique beauty is more than well documented, its swan population simply doesn’t get the same amount of air time. The inquisitive fella in the foreground provides a great focal point for the rest of Paulina’s image, which also features some pretty impressive cloud formations, as well as the lake’s ever-picturesque shores.

Granada, Spain

‘We found inexpensive flights from Edinburgh down to Alicante, Spain, and drove down its southern coast, eventually landing in Granada. Whilst in Granada, we visited the Alhambra, an ancient palace complex in sitting in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains high above the new city. It has been on our travel list for a long time! Ancient irrigation systems feed the beautiful gardens and picturesque pools that ancient rulers would have enjoyed. From atop the battlements and beautiful palaces, you can also see down across the city and beyond.’ – George, @_georgesglobe.com_

Why we like it: The Alhambra is one of Spain’s greatest marvels, but rarely is it captured from the inside, looking out. George’s image showcases the rolling hills of the city, expertly framed by the intricate stonework of the Generalife, an Al-Andalus summer palace and an impressive example of Moorish architecture.

Larkya, Nepal

‘I am an advocate of ‘slow travelling’ (although unfortunately I do not always have the time for it), and I find that hiking is one of the best kinds. Last month I completed the Manaslu Circuit Trek, an amazing 15-day journey on foot through breathtaking Himalayan scenery. I took this photo whilst crossing the Larkya Pass at 5106m altitude, the view of the mountains framed by thousands of prayer flags flying in the wind was amazing.’ – @world_citizen_64

Why we like it: You can’t imagine a much more Nepalese scene than this panoramic frame, featuring the otherworldly mountainscapes of the Himalayas glinting in the sunlight, and framed by colourful prayer flags. What makes this shot special is its perspective, showcasing the hike’s dramatic vistas from a very personal viewpoint.

Lake Tahoe, USA

‘I took this shot in the early afternoon, before the crowds arrived. Lake Tahoe has some of the most pristine water we’ve ever seen and is the largest Alpine lake in North America. It’s also the second deepest at 1645ft — only Crater Lake in Oregon is deeper. The rest of this afternoon was spent on the sandy shores of the lake, swimming in the chilly water and jumping off big boulders that dotted the shoreline.’ – Ty, @tygovaars

Why we like it: An unusual take on Lake Tahoe’s natural charms, we love the composition of Ty’s drone image, with its perfect stripes of colour, and how the sprinklings of boulders in the shallows reflect the colourful umbrellas dotted along the water’s edge. This shot could easily be showcasing the turquoise sea and perfect sand of a Mediterranean beach paradise, rather than Tahoe’s icy depths.

For your chance to be featured in our next round up, sign up to Lonely Planet Pathfinders – our programme for travel-loving bloggers and social content creators. In the meantime, you can get more Instagram inspiration by following @lonelyplanet.

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A picture taken late on August 9, 2017 shows flames and smoke…

A picture taken late on August 9, 2017 shows flames and smoke rising
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southern Albania. Forest fires have spread all over Albania, often in
hardly accessible and remote areas, as the country has been engulfed by
an unusual heat wave.
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6 Styles of Boots Worth Owning

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In Review: Jomers Suits

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Jomers, the small New York based company that sells their wares just about as quickly as they can stock them, entered the suit market with a half-canvas Italian wool suit at an incredible price point. The only issue for our editor was the true-slim fit of the pants, doesn’t quite work for a guy with thick legs. Other than that, these suits are a solid deal.

 

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A sobering comparison of what the world of fashion offers for over a grand (like one polo), and all the stylish yet affordable items you could purchase for the same amount. Like a suit, blazer, watch, sunglasses, socks, shoes, and a pocket square. Or again, just the polo. We are weird animals.

 

In Review: Amazon’s Goodthreads Button Down Oxford Cloth Shirts

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In 2017 Amazon made a bigger push into the clothing market, although it seems they have yet to fully establish themselves as a destination for such. Early in the year Joe took their Goodthreads OCBD’s for a spin. For a $ 25 button down option, they weren’t bad. Nothing spectacular about them, but for a basic that graces many a guy’s closet, and these are a good bet for the money.


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LP Pathfinders: video of the month, December 2017

Mt Kilimanjaro and Acacia from Amboseli in Kenya.

Mt Kilimanjaro from Amboseli in Kenya © 1001slide / Getty Images

Every month, we curate the best blog posts and Instagrams from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders.

This month we’re featuring a video from Oksana and Max of Drink Tea & Travel who have encapsulated their challenging climb of Mount Kilimanjaro into a short but exciting four-minute video.

Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro was by far the biggest mental and physical challenge we have ever undertaken on our travels. This video allows you to get a glimpse into our journey to the Roof of Africa and inspire you to put this incredible experience on your own travel bucket list!’

Climbing Kilimanjaro — Drink Tea & Travel

Featuring awe-inspiring footage of the varied landscapes they encountered and portrait shots of the friendly faces they met along the way, Oksana and Max’s video has got us plotting our next mountain hike as we type. We also liked the clever use of time-lapse footage and the focus on smaller details which helps give the video a sense of time.

A big thanks to all the Pathfinders for their video submissions this month. We really enjoyed the great vlog submissions from Westfalia Digital Nomads who have been winding their way through France and onto Spain. We’re looking forward to seeing all the exciting adventures you’ve captured on film this month!

Keep your eyes peeled on our Thorn Tree forum where we’ll post the next submission call-out. Find out what else our Lonely Planet Pathfinders are up to (or sign up yourself!) by checking out the Pathfinders video playlist and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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The Best and Worst Décor Trends from 2017

Even though 2017 will forever be the year of millennial pink, there were plenty of other trends that made their way into (and out of!) our lives. We asked some of our go-to designers which trends they’re still into — and which ones they’re ready for everyone to let go of immediately.

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Best Affordable Style of 2017 – The Suit

The end of the year means it’s time to hand out some awards.  No, there’re no little statues to pass along, but over the next few days we’ll still highlight some of the best in affordable men’s style from this past year.  And it was a good one. Feel free to send in additional nominations to joe@dappered.com.

 

Spier & Mackay’s Slim or Contemporary Fit Suits – $ 275 – $ 358 USD

Spier & Mackay's Slim or Contemporary Fit Suits

Back to back years. And well deserved.

There are very, very few things not to like about Spier & Mackay’s entry level suits (they do fancy Italian wools too for an upcharge, but the base line is just fine). Half canvas, Australian merino wool, they come with easy to tailor non functioning sleeve buttons, the lapels are a timeless width, and the two cuts that they offer (slim, and the more generous yet not boxy “contemporary” fit) seem to fit the vast majority of the population.

And they run around $ 350 USD. Sometimes less? (Or MUCH less at two for $ 275 per?!)

Those attributes, and that price, more than make up for the fact that returns are only free on your first suit or sportcoat purchase. But that’s a small knock against them. Also, sometimes the more common sizes seem to sell out awfully fast. But they usually re-stock as the seasons change.

Bottom line: Solid quality, nice fabrics, and fine finishing (buttons, stitching, curved chest pocket, etc…) is a tough combo to find at the mid $ 300s or less. That’s cheap-ish fused suit territory. So a mighty appreciative (& suited) hat tip once again goes to our neighbors north of the border where they’re based. Full review of the Contemporary Fit can be found here.

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Also Receiving Votes: Suitsupply’s $ 399 Blue line. Jomers Half-Canvas Italian Wool line (if you can ever get your hands on one). J. Crew’s Ludlow and Crosby suits if you can snag em’ on sale. Black Lapel’s Custom Suits. Banana Republic’s (fused) Italian Wool Suit Separates


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Barack Obama just revealed his favourite songs and books from 2017

And now we can’t stop picturing him dancing to Harry Styles…

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He may have left the White House over a year ago, but Barack Obama is still guiding the way for us all.

To mark the New Year the 56-year-old took to his public Facebook page to share his top songs and books from 2017 – Rihanna, Camila Cabello and Harry Styles made the list – just FYI.

‘During my presidency, I started a tradition of sharing my reading lists and playlists,’ he announced in a Facebook post to his 55 million followers. ‘It was a nice way to reflect on the works that resonated with me and lift up authors and artists from around the world.’

He continued: ‘With some extra time on my hands this year to catch up, I wanted to share the books and music that I enjoyed most. From songs that got me moving to stories that inspired me, here’s my 2017 list – I hope you enjoy it and have a happy and healthy New Year.’

Obama then proceeded to list his top songs and books of 2017 and it’s everything. The thought of Obama dancing to Camila Cabello’s Havana is making us very happy.

The best books Obama read in 2017:

The Power by Naomi Alderman
Grant by Ron Chernow
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Five-Carat Soul by James McBride
Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
*Bonus for hoops fans: Coach Wooden and Me by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Basketball (and Other Things) by Shea Serrano

Obama’s favourite songs of 2017:

Mi Gente by J Balvin & Willy William
Havana by Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug)
Blessed by Daniel Caesar
The Joke by Brandi Carlile
First World Problems by Chance The Rapper (feat. Daniel Caesar)
Rise Up by Andra Day
Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)
Family Feud by Jay-Z (feat. Beyoncé)
Humble by Kendrick Lamar
La Dame et Ses Valises by Les Amazones d’Afrique (feat. Nneka)
Unforgettable by French Montana (feat. Swae Lee)
The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness by The National
Chanel by Frank Ocean
Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man
Butterfly Effect by Travis Scott
Matter of Time by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Little Bit by Mavis Staples
Millionaire by Chris Stapleton
Sign of the Times by Harry Styles
Broken Clocks by SZA
Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix) by U2
*Bonus: Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen (not out yet, but the blues version in his Broadway show is the best!)

We’re off to buy ALL of these.

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Top Posts of 2017

What were your favorite posts from our past year? We’ve rounded up our favorite suits for women, workwear recommendations, and otherwise done a year in review; today we’re closing it out with a look back at our top posts of 2017.  These were the top read (according to Google Analytics) and some of Kat’s favorites, but we’d love to hear yours as well! According to Google Analytics, these were our top 10 posts and pages of the year:

  1. My Review of One Two Cosmetics’ Magnetic Lashes
  2. Courtroom Attire for Women Lawyers
  3. The Best Tote Bags for Work, Interviews and More
  4. Work-Appropriate Nails: Length, Shape, Color and More!
  5. 6 Resume Rules for 2017 That You May Not Know About
  6. Wardrobe Essentials for Work
  7. When is a Dress Too Short for Work, What’s Modern, What Shoes Work, and How to Deal if You’re Tall or Short
  8. How to End Your Emails (And: Do You Think It Matters?)
  9. Workwear Inspiration from House of Cards: How to Get Claire Underwood’s Style
  10. Four Types of Comfortable Flats Every Professional Should Own — Even if You Hate Ballet Flats

Check out this page for our top posts of all time!

Of course, every year I have my own favorites, either because I thought they were great discussions, a story I hadn’t seen elsewhere/thought we did a good job with, or just because I really like them.  These are some of my darlings from the past year…

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The Three Highest-Grossing Movies of 2017 All Had One Awesome Thing in Common

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Two days into 2018, and we're still thinking about 2017. Looking back, there were some things to celebrate about the year at the movies. And they're the kinds of things that could carry on into the new year and beyond. 

For instance, the top three highest-grossing titles on the domestic box office chart — Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($ 533 million), Beauty and the Beast ($ 504 million), and Wonder Woman ($ 413 million) — all featured strong female protagonists. As…

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Fashion News Roundup: December 2017

A new Bill Cunningham documentary, an Orla Kiely fashion exhibition, Phoebe Philo leaving Céline, and other style news that caught our attention in December.

Fun Fashion Quote

To conclude the news roundups for this year, I’d like to share this Martha Graham quote I found while reading an instalment of My Beauty Uniform over at Cup of Jo. I think it applies to all aspects of life, style included:

“There is only one of you in all of time, your expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.”

Wishing you a wonderful 2018!


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5 Best Adventure Anime of 2017

One of the best qualities of anime is its ability to take viewers on incredible journeys to any destination imaginable. Adventure anime whisks its audience away to explore far-off lands with unusual and fascinating cultures and inhabitants who offer insight into the world we live in. 2017 was a great year for anime in general, and these are the five best adventure anime that aired this year.

Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul

Taking place 10 years after the events of the first season, Virgin Soul has a very intense and dark beginning where we see humans killing gods. However, the sequel is the complete opposite from Genesis’s first episode. The reason for this is revealed during the series’ run, but it was such a great beginning to an epic adventure.

Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul creates excitement and wonder that is synonymous with an epic fantasy adventure. Each scene of this anime attracts and holds your interest until the finale. From running up and down to dark spells, the adventure meter never seems to waver with Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul.

[Zuleika Boekhoudt]

Kemono Friends

Not every adventure anime has to feature dark supernatural themes. The most enjoyable adventures can also be cute and whimsical. Kemono Friends follows the story of humanoid animals living at Japari Park, an enormous integrated zoo.

One day, a girl known only as Kaban wakes up in the zoo with no memory of who she is or how she got there. She, along with her cat friend, Serval, set out on an adventure to find out what kind of animal Kaban is. They travel through the many regions of Japari Park and meet new friends along the way.

Although much of the graphics on Kemono Friends may be subpar compared to other series on this list, its storyline and characters have received a lot of praise from fans. This adventure anime has unexpectedly captivated viewers and has led to an increase in merchandising, zoo attendance, and even interest in serval cats.

[Zuleika Boekhoudt]

Kino’s Journey

2017s Kino’s Journey – an adaptation of the light novel of the same name and a remake of the 2003 anime – focuses on the androgynous Kino and the talking motorcycle Hermes. The two travel the world and only allow themselves to stay in one place for two nights and three days. This gives Kino the opportunity to encounter a myriad of cultures and experiences that exist within this mystical world.

Each community in Kino’s Journey has a specific quality that offers a commentary on elements of the real world, such as tourism or patriotism. Kino’s Journey is one of this year’s best adventure anime shows because the more bizarre and fantastical it gets, the more it manages to say about real communities and cultures.

[Lucas DeRuyter]

Made in Abyss

Made in Abyss is a fantastical adventure anime with a cute chibi art style that juxtaposes beautifully with its dark themes. Made in Abyss follows the story of a human girl and a robot boy as they try to travel to the bottom of an impossibly deep, monster-filled chasm.

Outside of its unique artistic direction, this anime is one of the best adventure anime of 2017 as it tells a compelling tale in some compelling and horrific locations. Made in Abyss tells a heartwarming tale of friendship and gaining independence as the pair descend further into greater and greater peril.

[Lucas DeRuyter]

Tales of Zestiria The Cross Season 2

In Season 2 of Tales of Zestiria The Cross, Sorey the Shepherd faces the biggest challenge yet: the Lord of Calamity. But, before he meets his most important quest, Sorey and his friends have to purify the land.

While on this adventure, Sorey acquires the ability to merge with his seraphims. As a result of this armitization, we meet several new characters with new skills. Besides Sorey’s new abilities, we see the gang travel the countryside solving problems, stopping assassination attempts, and bringing hope to the people.

[Zuleika Boekhoudt]

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The Top 10 Feminist Pop Culture Shake-Ups of 2017

In a year that dramatically began with the Women’s March in Washington, D.C.–the largest protest in U.S. history in the wake of President Trump’s Inauguration–and ended with “Silence Breakers” as Time’s Person of the Year, in response to the #MeToo movement protesting sexual harassment and assault, 2017 certainly qualifies as the year of feminist resistance, so much so that Oxford Dictionary selected “Feminist” as the word of the year.

Popular culture punctuated this political year with feminist moments of its own. Here are 10 of the most memorable, quirkiest and provocative examples.

#10: Rihanna Broadened Beauty

Diversity sells. At least that was the lesson the cosmetics industry hopefully learned upon the massive success of pop star Rihanna’s debut line of Fenty Beauty cosmetics. While makeup in and of itself is not particularly “feminist,” what is groundbreaking is the way Rihanna grounded women of color–especially darker-skinned women–at the center of an advertising campaign that recognized a diversity of complexions in its forty shades of foundation. From albino to midnight skin, few other cosmetics companies have ever recognized this variety in skin color. Given the existence of skin bleachers and the marketing of lighter skin as the “most beautiful,” Fenty Beauty has changed the game by encompassing women across the color spectrum and altering the commercial expectations for the color of beauty.

#9: Female Music Artists Made Noise

2017 was a banner year for women music artists appearing in unexpected spaces and places: from newcomer Cardi B becoming the first rapper since Lauryn Hill in 1998 to top the Billboard Charts (without the aid of a featured artist) to Solange Knowles reconfiguring her album A Seat at the Table into a live, performance-art installation at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, to Ariana Grande headlining a benefit concert after her Dangerous Woman tour in Manchester, England was tragically targeted by ISIS, to Taylor Swift’s sexual harassment lawsuit in which she powerfully defended the right to her own body. And then there was Pink describing her attempts to raise her daughter on gender-neutral terms at MTV’s VMA Show. All these entertainers–some who identify as feminist–have reclaimed their bodies and their artistry and, in the process, are demonstrating what it means to resist a culture that attempts to restrict their freedoms.

#8: Beyoncé’ Cultivated Reverence for Black Motherhood

Speaking of women music artists pushing boundaries, pop star Beyoncé, who announced in a series of artistic photographs that she was expecting twins (birthed during the summer), upped the ante at the 59th Grammy Awards show and bore her pregnant belly in a digitally-enhanced live stage show that was part kitschy and part reverential. Playing ironically with the deified pedestal on which multiple fans have foisted her, Beyoncé invoked multiracial goddesses–from the Yoruba orisha Oshun to Hindi goddess Kali to the Catholic Black Madonna–and heralded the divine beauty and aura of black motherhood. Some thought the performance was over-the-top and too embodied in essentialist meanings of motherhood, but in a political climate that has clamped down on reproductive rights and within an environment that has experienced an uptick in maternal mortality rates–especially among African American women–this performative spectacle of divine black motherhood, in a culture that values Judeo-Christian patriarchal gods, featured Beyoncé at her most subversive and transgressive in her feminist views.

#7: Janet Jackson Got Personal and Political

The year began for the pop star with the birth of a son at 50, the announcement of a divorce, and the return to full form in her “State of the World” world tour. With her eyes and ears wide open to the pressing concerns of our tumultuous society–replete with denouncements of the rise in hate crimes–Jackson also managed to include a rather personal song-and-dance reenactment of a domestic violence scene in her rendition of “What About” during the world tour. “This is Me!” she confessed at the end of each tour performance of “What About,” reminding us that #MeToo–in its insistence on breaking the silence–takes on multiple forms and layers in creating public dialogue on violence against women.

#6: Kesha Spoke Up About Surviving

Before the #MeToo movement, pop artist Kesha unsuccessfully sued to be released from SONY’s record label, which forced her to work with producer Dr. Luke, whom she accused of sexually assaulting her. In an act of defiance, Kesha wrote “Praying,” a song that openly speaks about surviving an abuser – even though that very same person produced it. That takes courage and steels of nerve, and in a year when “silence breakers” were the breakout story, Kesha’s own silence-breaking must not be ignored.

#5: Miss Peru Contestants Made a Pageant Into a Protest

The collective silence-breaking that occurred at this year’s Miss Peru contest was an extraordinary event. Rather than give their usual physical “measurements,” the beauty pageant contestants flipped the script and gave a different kind of measurement: the appalling statistical numbers pertaining to violence against women in Peru. These women boldly resisted the sexual objectification of the beauty pageant and transformed it instead into an arena for feminist protest.

#4: Tiffany Haddish Took Us on a Girls Trip

The breakout star this year is Tiffany Haddish, the African American comedian who stole the show in the summer box office hit Girls Trip–a raunchy yet feminist tale of black girlfriends choosing friendship and bonding at the black-girl-magic event that is Essence Fest in New Orleans. Haddish’s outrageous characterization was an ode to sex-positivity and solidarity, but her biggest show of solidarity in 2017 was as host of Saturday Night Live–becoming the first African American woman to host the popular series while simultaneously calling out all the sexual harassers and abusers on their bad behavior in allusion to the #MeToo movement. “You wrong!,” she bellowed as she advised potential harassers to keep their clothes on if a woman has not invited them to remove them. Combining both sardonic wit, outrageous truth-telling, and comedic charm, here’s hoping for the continued meteoric rise of Haddish.

#3: Wonder Woman Stole the Show

Feminist storytelling was a major theme at the movies this year: from the NASA-driven biopic of African American path-pavers in Hidden Figures to black-girl-magical comedy in Girls Trip; to the feminist-led resistance depicted in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and critically-acclaimed women-directed fare such as Dee Reese’s Mudbound, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, and Angela Robinson’s Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. But the biggest feminist film story this year is Wonder Woman, the superhero demigod daughter of Amazons, starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins. Grossing $ 800 million worldwide, Wonder Woman became the highest grossing live action film directed by a woman, thus shattering all the presumptions that exist suggesting women-led films (with feminist themes) don’t do well as blockbuster fare. Wonder Woman worked its wonders–both on the screen and off–to dispel myths and break multiple records.

#2: And Feminists Stole the Small Screen, Too

Smaller screens seem to be miles ahead of big-screen fare when it comes to women-led stories. Shows as diverse as Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, OWN’s Queen Sugar (whose all-female lineup of directors is a standout in the entertainment industry), HBO’s Insecure and Big Little Lies and ABC’s Scandal–which has given us a fictitious madam president since we couldn’t get one for real–have all placed women at the center. Given the big wins at the Emmys for Big Little Lies and Handmaid’s Tale, with the wondrous view of author Margaret Atwood on stage among A-list celebrities, it seems safe to say that 2017 is the year that brought us feminist TV.

#1: The #MeToo Moment

When a few feminists and progressives questioned the validity of big-name celebrities publicly embracing the F word back in 2014–from Beyoncé to Emma Watson to Taylor Swift–few would have predicted the ways in which celebrity feminists would push beyond simply playing identity politics. First, the word “feminist” became acceptable in the commercial world of entertainment. Then, the political push for gender equity began–from calling out pay-inequality to breaking the silence on the rampant sexual assault and harassment that exists in the industry.

After myriad women alleged that studio mogul Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed and abused them–among them Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd. Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mira Sorvino, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o and Salma Hayek–actor Alyssa Milano revived Tarana Burke’s “Me Too” movement by starting a #MeToo hashtag on Twitter, in which countless women from all walks of life shared their experiences of sexual harassment and assault.

Now that the dam of silence has been broken, the question remains: will there be a sea change for women in the entertainment industry, who are still woefully underrepresented in movie storylines and behind the scenes as producers, directors and screenwriters? With a new commission addressing sexual harassment–to be led by Anita Hill, who famously came forward with her own story against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991–one cannot help but maintain hope that the #MeToo movement is just the beginning of a new wave in feminist resistance. This may eventually demonstrate that what was once dismissed as a fad or as a superficial brand, “celebrity feminism” has indeed become a major force for social movement.

Janell Hobson is associate professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She is the author of Body as Evidence: Mediating Race, Globalizing Gender.

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The days between Christmas and the New Year are often full of reflection, and it’s no different for Team Clark staffers. While we’re excited to focus on new ways to save money in 2018, we can’t help but look back on the best deals of the year.

Our goal is to serve you with the very best deals, tips and advice to help you save more and spend less.

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The best things Team Clark spent money on this year

Here’s a look at our favorite purchases of the year:

Beth: Reebok shoes for $ 30

Reebok shoe deal

This year I bought comfy Reebok sneakers with memory foam soles on Prime Day. It’s probably the most significant purchase I made for myself this year because I invested in the idea of being more active — and so far I’ve followed through. These are also the first athletic shoes I feel comfortable wearing casually when I’m not exercising. Here’s to bigger steps in 2018!

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Charis: Sectional couch for $ 350

Costco sectional couch deal

All of our furniture pieces were hand-me-downs — until this purchase. One Saturday night while my husband and I were at Costco, (you know, because that’s where normal couples go for date night), we saw this floor model with the $ 499.97 sign. If you’re familiar with any of Clark’s tips for saving money at Costco, you’ll know that anything that ends in $ .97 is a closeout!

As we were longingly gazing at it, a manager came over and asks us if we wanted to buy it, and says he’ll knock an additional $ 100 off. I’m not sure if it was because we were taking too long to decide or he was ready to close the store for the night, but he then said he’d knock another $ 50 off, making the final price $ 350. Well, we couldn’t refuse. So now we are the proud owners of a very comfortable brown sectional couch from Costco, once $ 899, purchased for $ 350!

Chelsea: Switched from Verizon to Metro PCS

MetroPCS switch cheaper than Verizon

Even with our Verizon “grandfathered plan” we were spending a fortune. Our Verizon bill was $ 180 for two lines with 2G data, and we went over every month. With MetroPCS, our bill is only $ 80 for unlimited everything! MetroPCS provides everything we need and saves us $ 100 each month (or more if you consider the potential data overage fees).

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Craig: Free rental car

How to score a free car rental

About two months ago, I received an e-mail regarding my available rewards points after I had just purchased a flight. I still needed to rent a car, so I decided to see how much I would have to pay if I used both money and points. I was shocked to see that I had more than enough points for a three-day rental of a full-sized car (Nissan Altima). No money was required at all, as all taxes and fees were included; and there was absolutely no hassle.

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Grace: Shark Rocket ultra-light upright vacuum for $ 130

Shark vacuum deal

I saved $ 60 on this vacuum, and it has been great for a neat freak like me — especially during the last months of pregnancy.

Joel: Rad Power Bikes Radwagon for $ 1,200

Bike commuter deal

I got lucky and found someone selling a new one on eBay. They are normally $ 1,599 but currently on sale for $ 1,349.

This electric bike has been such an awesome addition to my life. It’s allowed me to bike to work consistently and use my car less (which means less time spent in traffic). It’s also been SO much fun to put both of my girls on the back of the bike and jet around town. They love the time that we spend biking together. This bike will definitely end up saving me money — but the joy I’ve gained from riding it has actually been the reason I’ve enjoyed this purchase the most.

John: 3 nights at the Waldorf-Astoria Orlando for $ 193/night

Travel deal hotel in Orlando

My favorite purchase of the year was three nights at the Waldorf-Astoria Orlando that I got on Hotwire.com.

We paid $ 193.00 per night before taxes and fees for this 5-star hotel just minutes from all of the Disney attractions.

It was our first trip to Disney as a family to celebrate our daughter’s third birthday, and it was perfect. The hotel (which is very fancy) was less expensive than even the lowest star-rated Disney-operated properties and less than half the price of what it would have cost to stay in one of the fancier Disney resorts. A free shuttle runs to and from the hotel to the Disney parks pretty much on the half-hour all day long. There’s also a Hilton hotel right next door with a 3-acre lazy river pool that you have access to as a Waldorf guest — perfect for downtime when the kids tire of the parks!

Michael: Instant Pot 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker for $ 89 (plus a $ 10 Target gift card)

Instant Pot save money food bill

I’m not usually into kitchen gadgets, but the Instant Pot has been a real timesaver! It’s so quick and easy to use that I’ve cut back on fast food without really trying. I love it so much that I decided to buy one for my parents!

Nicole: OOFOS Recovery Shoes for $ 17

OOFO shoe deal

I could only find these shoes online or at specialty shoe stores for $ 44.95, but T.J. Maxx recently started selling my favorite shoes for only $ 16.99 — what a steal!

These shoes feel like I’m walking on clouds! I have a back injury so the arch support eliminates my back pain, as well as foot and knee pain. While they aren’t the most stylish, they’re definitely the most comfortable! In fact, I wear mine everyday in the spring and summer.

Sally: Two round-trip tickets to Ireland for under $ 900

Dublin travel deal

My husband and I scored an amazing deal on two round-trip tickets from Providence, Rhode Island to Dublin on Norwegian Air for only $ 900 (that’s the average price for only one ticket)! Unfortunately, our original flight was canceled so we arrived a day late. Luckily, money expert Clark Howard told me about a little-known European Union regulation, and our compensation from the airline was more than the cost of the entire trip. We got to travel to Ireland for free, and it was amazing!

Sarah: Audible subscription for $ 9 per month

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On Prime Day I grabbed a deal on a six month subscription to Audible. I pay $ 8.95 a month instead of the usual $ 14.95 a month.

I like it because I can listen to my some of my school readings while I’m commuting to maximize my time. If I need to finish a chapter quickly, I can speed up the narration. There are also some free books available so I don’t always have to wait for the next month’s credit to start a new book and I can share my book library with my friends for free.

Did you find an unbeatable deal in 2017? Share your experience on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments below.

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Stuff We Liked That Everyone Else Seemed to Hate in 2017

The following are the movies, games and TV shows that people seemed to hate this year, but which the editors and contributors here at FANDOM loved. Or at least liked a fair bit. So we’re making the case for the world giving them a second chance.

Transformers: The Last Knight – Kim Taylor-Foster



The Transformers franchise gets a rough ride. It seems everyone loves to hate Michael Bay’s brash, action-heavy sequels. But while the second and third films left a lot to be desired, since Mark Wahlberg joined, the franchise has upped its game.

In 2017, the fifth and latest entry hit screens – Transformers: The Last Knight. And it had everything. And by everything, I mean EVERYTHING. Giant robots fighting? Check – but that’s a given. What it also delivered was an imaginative take on the King Arthur legend, Optimus Prime turned bad, and Anthony Hopkins. Yes, ANTHONY HOPKINS. Playing an eccentric aristocrat with a bunch of Transformers on the staff, who’s also concealing the secrets of the Transformers’ past.

The Last Knight is a hell of a ride. It’s a super-camp, self-referential, tongue-in-cheek send-up of genre filmmaking, that’s as fond of its formula as it is willing to poke fun at it. In short, it’s enormous fun.

Mass Effect: Andromeda – Jack DeVries



Don’t get me wrong, Mass Effect: Andromeda is not on par with the original trilogy, but to hear some talk about it you’d think the game retroactively murdered all your favorite characters. While the reboot of this beloved franchise stumbled, I still found myself engrossed with this new story in the Mass Effect universe. Plus, credit to Bioware for listening to fans and making changes to the game post-release, and by “listening to fans” I of course mean “adding new aliens for my character to take to bed” because, let’s be honest, that’s a HUGE part of Mass Effect.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage – Eric Fuchs



xXx: Return of Xander Cage assumes the world was begging for more Xander Cage. Well, Xander Cage is not Indiana Jones, and his movie was a mediocre Fast and the Furious knock-off from 2002. And yet, xXx is so insistent that Vin Diesel’s extreme sports hero is the coolest thing ever that it even had me convinced. It’s the kind of movie where the characters somehow surf on motorcycles. Especially great is Donnie Yen as the villain who steals Xander Cage’s show. Return of Xander Cage is not a smart movie, but it is a fun one.

Iron Fist – Lauren Gallaway



Iron Fist debuted this year to very lacklustre reviews. The show was already considered a failure before the episodes streamed. When I heard of an underdog like that, I naturally wanted to root for it, so when I watched the series I went in with a very open mind. I liked the show right away. I thought the first two episodes, which showed Danny’s parents death and his subsequent PTSD, was a powerful portrayal of a mental health issue rarely shown in superhero fiction. As the show progressed I related to his monastic lifestyle and his gradual reentry in the world. I enjoyed Danny’s charisma and his pursuit of the truth. Iron Fist’s supporting cast was also fantastic. Both newcomer Jessica Henwick and seasoned actress Rosario Dawson had powerful presences in the series and Wai Ching Ho stole every scene she was in.

The Book of Henry – Chris Tilly



Book of Henry was savaged by critics and failed spectacularly at the box office. Yet while the film has its problems, in terms of some painful dialogue and jarring tonal shifts, there’s also lots to like. The story of a kid’s efforts to rescue his next door neighbour from abuse, it tackles a dark subject in whimsical fashion, which doubtless put many off. But I found Colin Trevorrow’s film to be brave, ambitious and ballsy. Jaeden Lieberher delivers a terrific central performance, while if you embrace the conceit, the film’s final few scenes pack a genuine emotional punch.

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News of Interest to Overachieving Chicks (2017 roundup!)

2016 Career News for Young Working WomenHappy Almost 2018! We realize that many of you may not have time to click on all (or maybe any) of the links in each week’s Weekly News Update, so we’ve gathered some of the most notable or memorable stories that we highlighted during the past year, organized by topic. Readers: Tell us some of your favorite news stories that were relevant to overachieving chicks during 2017 (whether we covered them or not)?

Interesting Stories on Work Fashion

  • The Atlantic took a stab at why workwear went from suits and ties to, well, just about anything as long as there isn’t “too much skin.”
  • The Work Uniform: The Washingtonian talked to Renata Briggman, who adopted a work uniform to avoid having to decide what to wear: “she wears black slacks, black shoes, a grey blazer and a white shirt. Every. Single. Day.” Along similar lines, Business Insider shared how a work uniform can streamline your routine — and Fast Company provided six women’s work uniforms to save time and energy when getting ready in the morning.
  • Bored Panda told the story of 63-year-old Fordham professor Lyn Slater, who was mistaken for a fashion celeb during New York Fashion Week and now works as a model with Elite London. (Love this story!)
  • Racked shared where to find “nude” lingerie for all skintones.
  • Huffington Post shared Chelsea Clinton’s response to comments about her favorite pair of scuffed-up pumps.
  • Here are the 2016 Award Winning Undies as voted by the customers of HerRoom (affiliate link).
  • The Atlantic told the lesser-known history of the little black dress.
  • The Huffington Post reported that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced plans to update the decades-old House dress code after its recent criticisms — and the The New York Times shared readers’ responses to its article about “appropriate” work attire.

Career-Related News of Note

  • Love this: A Forbes contributor shared the “Court Lobster Strategy” as a way to gain confidence and head off imposter syndrome.
  • Wired told you how to erase files and back up what you need when you leave a job.
  • Quartz listed three strategies to combat sexist interruptions; meanwhile, Fortune explained how to cut down on “manterrupting”: by avoiding starting questions with “‘sorry,’ ‘may I ask,’ ‘can I ask,’ ‘excuse me,’ or by addressing [someone] by name” and using a more aggressive style. Meanwhile, The Daily Dot defined the new term “he-peating” as when a woman’s idea gets shut down and “a male colleague not only repeats this same idea, he gets credit for it.” (Ad may autoplay.)
  • Quartz offered 10 CEOs’ top interview questions and tests for prospective employees. Have you heard any of these before?
  • Harvard Business Review looked at the downsides of being recognized as a star performer and “future leader” at work.
  • U.S. News noted that “76 percent of hiring managers believe that ‘being interesting’ is the most crucial quality they look for when interviewing to fill a new position.”
  • Ms. JD shared how a lawyer stood her ground in court, even after opposing counsel and the clerk told her she looked like a 12-year-old girl.

Feminism/Rawr News

(This is by no means a complete compendium even of our coverage of all of the many, many stories that made 2017’s word of the year “feminism” — these are just some of the ones that jumped out as being memorable or made me click on them again.)

  • There were one or two stories this year about sexual harassment allegations — maybe you saw them? Dahlia Lithwick at Slate shared how she felt complicit in some way with regards to Ninth Circuit judge Alex Kozinski,  Lindy West opined in the The New York Times on why “we have all been seething, in our various states of breaking open or, as [Uma] Thurman chooses, waiting,” and Bustle asked whether the heroes of several popular romantic movies were actually sexually harassing the heroines.
  • Slate rounded up some of the best signs from the Women’s March — but didn’t include Kat’s favorite.
  • Gosh, it’s hard to believe that #ShePersisted just started in 2017 – Huffington Post had the details.
  • “Dear Lady”: The Atlantic featured rejection letters from the Society of Women Engineers archive; meanwhile, Above the Law shared a Biglaw memo from 1956 that explains how to deal with “Lady Lawyers,” aka “girls.”
  • Harvard Business Review shared the results of a series of studies involving mock resumes sent to law firms. They found that “elite employers discriminate strongly based on social class, favoring applicants from higher-class backgrounds [and that] coming from an advantaged social background helps only men.”
  • Fast Company told the story of two women entrepreneurs who had better luck getting investors after they created a fake male cofounder.
  • Readers recently discussed a Harvard Gazette article, “The Internal Marriage Tax of Women M.B.A.s,” that was shared in the comments.
  • The Hill suspected the Swedish climate minister was trolling certain people with an all-women photo, and Forbes rounded up the best working women’s responses to #DressLikeAWoman campaign.
  • This was also an epic year for recognition of the invisible labor that women often bear – this comic by the French artist Emma had a fresh look at why women tend to be the “manager of household chores.” (We’ve also talked about the “default parent” problem over on CorporetteMoms quite a bit, from how to ask for help from your partner to how to avoid being the only one thinking about the little things (i.e. share the emotional labor).)

Lifestyle Advice for Overachieving Chicks

  • Thought Catalog had some good tips for true self-care—beyond salt baths and chocolate cake.
  • The Everygirl provided 20 recipes you can prep on Sunday for healthy meals you’ll want to eat the rest of the week, and BuzzFeed rounded up 11 lazy, er, quick and easy (and tasty!) recipes from food bloggers.
  • In its “Money Diaries” series, Refinery29 featured a finance VP with a salary off $ 230K.
  • Need motivation for a 2018 workout routine? Politico shared Justice Ginsburg’s personal trainer’s tips (the Notorious R.B.G. is pretty strong!).
  • May you never need them, but: these suggestions from Tip Hero may help you survive a work shooting.

Articles and Posts We’re Still Laughing Over

  • Thumb typing school, you guys: The Huffington Post had the deets on this viral Facebook post (about being interrupted by a man who offered to be her mentor, even though he had zero relevant experience that would benefit her writing career or, uh, probably anyone’s career) and it was awesome. (Appropriately enough, she was reading Men Explain Things To Me at the time.)
  • Don’t miss Prince William dancing like a dork, from Jezebel.
  • The Onion recreated TJ Maxx’s shopping experience online. Meanwhile, McSweeney’s offered retail-therapy suggestions for a variety of unpleasant thoughts.
  • Pajiba rounded up some amusing reactions to Ivanka Trump’s new book.
  • Drowned in moonlight, strangled by her bra: New York magazine’s The Cut collected some of Carrie Fisher’s best quotes, and BuzzFeed rounded up some tweets paying tribute to her.
  • Having a yucky week? This isn’t funny but it is uplifting: The Huffington Post has a firsthand account of how Dr. Mary-Claire King survived what could have been her worst week ever—or at least the plot of a sad country song—and how it led to the project that became BRCA1.

Want more? Here’s our news roundup from 2016.

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Purchase scores 22, leads Hawaii to 84-59 win over Howard (Dec 29, 2017)

HONOLULU (AP) Jack Purchase hit six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points – both season bests – to lead five Hawaii players in double figures and the Rainbow Warriors used a big second-half run to beat Howard 84-59 on Friday night.

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The 9 Best Financial Tips and Info for African Americans in 2017

Black Enterprise has offered financial information to the black community for nearly half a century. We’ve put a strong focus this year on the financial health and well-being of millennials; on funding startups; on building generational wealth, and many other money concerns of our community. Here are nine of our most-viewed articles that feature incredible accounts of financial achievement; provide an unflinching look at the state of black finances; or offer solid advice on how to create your own wealth for life.

 

$ 52 MILLION LOTTERY WINNER’S PLANS TO REBUILD HISTORIC BLACK COMMUNITY

After winning a $ 52 million lottery jackpot in 2010, Miguel Pilgram used his winnings to launch his own real estate company, The Pilgram Group, and invest in properties across South Florida. Now, the successful businessman is committed to reviving Sistrunk Boulevard, a notorious corridor in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Black Enteprise’s digital editor, Selena Hill, has the full story.

 

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BALTIMORE MAY SELL HOMES FOR $ 1 TO REVIVE NEGLECTED NEIGHBORHOODS

Baltimore advocates want to restore this program to curb the city’s blight epidemic and prevent more homes from becoming vacant. The program would also create construction jobs, they say. Find out the details.

 

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MULTIPLE WAYS LIFE INSURANCE CAN BUILD WEALTH FOR BLACKS AND COMMUNITY

Veteran business and finance journalist Jeffrey McKinney investigates the myths and realities of using life insurance to make money. A must-read.

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WELLS FARGO COMMITS $ 60 BILLION TO INCREASE AFRICAN AMERICAN HOMEOWNERSHIP

The banking and financial services holding company seeks to lend $ 60 billion to qualified African American consumers for home purchases by 2027, as well as to increase the diversity of the Wells Fargo Home Lending sales team, with $ 15 million to support a variety of initiatives that promote financial education and counseling over the next 10 years.

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10 OF THE MOST AFFLUENT AFRICAN AMERICAN SUBURBS IN THE NATION

There is a strong upward mobility trend among African Americans, with nearly 40% residing in the suburbs. 

 

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HERE ARE 4 SMART WAYS TO USE YOUR TAX REFUND

Black Enterprise contributor Ashley M. Fox provides ways to use your upcoming tax refund wisely.

 

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HOW YOU CAN GET YOUR PIECE OF THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PIE [VIDEO

The “Gentrification: How to Make Affordable Housing More Affordable,” panel took place at Fordham Law School on April 26. It touched on the current state of affordable housing in New York City, the impact of the proposed Trump funding cuts, and solutions. Watch the video and get great information.

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THE STATE OF AMERICA’S WEALTHY BLACK PEOPLE

Black Enterprise money writer John Tucker breaks down the data and habits of America’s richest black folk.

 

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MEET THE WOMEN WHO ARE FOCUSED ON FIXING CREDIT IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

This organization is composed of current and former black female legislators who are determined to provide programs and policies to address the social justice and economic empowerment issues faced in black communities.


 

STUDY: EVEN AFRICAN AMERICANS MAKING ALMOST SIX FIGURES FEEL FINANCIALLY INSECURE

A new study reveals that nearly half of African Americans with yearly household incomes between $ 35,000 and $ 150,000 feel financial worry. Here’s why.

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The 20 Best Movies of 2017: Wonder Women, Racial Disharmony, and Daniel Day-Lewis’ Final Bow

Readers, it’s been a rough year. It’s felt like five. Remember Fyre Festival? That happened this year. Such is the Trump Effect, where weeks feel like months and any concept of time is lost, as though we’re all mushes wandering about a heavily oxygenated Atlantic City casino.

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Trump’s 2017, in 17 tweets

Through a little less than a year in office, President Donald Trump has tweeted more than 2,300 times, using Twitter to attack political opponents, announce policy shifts, rant about the media, spread propaganda and, in frequent pitched outbursts, seek to undermine public confidence in the Russia investigation.


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Napier’s season-high 23 rally Blazers past 76ers, 114-110 (Dec 28, 2017)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Shabazz Napier, who started for injured guard Damian Lillard, scored 15 of his season-high 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied for 114-110 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.

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The Best and Worst of 2017

As my last post of 2017, here are some thoughts to wrap up the year of style, fashion, retail and beyond. These are completely subjective musings, so feel free to agree, disagree, and add to my list. It’s all in good fun. 

My Highlight of the Year: A casual two-week road trip with my boys through six US states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Montana. Greg is the best chauffeur (I did zero driving) and Sam is a road trip rock star. We ate incredible food, enjoyed blissful hot Summer weather, walked our feet off, saw incredible scenery, and enjoyed quality family time. I am officially on Team Road Trip With My Boys.

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Fashion Highlight of the Year: Shopping with Greg for my birthday. We spent the day together and I felt like a princess.

Best Retail Therapy: Shopping with dear friend Inge in the Netherlands when I see my Dad. Every three to four months we spend the day together, yak till the cows come home, find wardrobe gems, laugh a lot, and eat yummy food.

Angie & Inge

Best Super Hero: Super Sam.

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Fashion & Style Buzzword for 2017: Diversity.

My Biggest Fashion Surprises: I like polyester in denim, have a capsule of crossbody bags, love wearing utility pants, and built a burgundy capsule.

Best Purchase of the Year: New specs chosen by in-house fashion stylist Greg.

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The Best Trends: The ones that make you feel happy and fabulous.

The Worst Trends: The ones that boss you around and don’t get your style.

Most Saturated Items in Retail: Highly distressed and ripped denim, exuberant sleeved tops, oversized tops, cropped pants, ill-fitting T-shirts, body-con skinnies, and sneakers.

The Worst Fit Problems: Dresses that are too short, fits that are too tight on the calf, long sleeves that are too tight, and overly wide necklines.

Biggest Missed Opportunities at Retail: Trendy items that are tailored, but not body-con. Trendy silhouettes in sizes US14 and up.

Best Online Shipping Service: Amazon, with Zappos as a close second.

Best Customer Service: The Nordstrom valet team at the downtown flagship in Seattle. I’ve been dropping my car off there for fourteen years, and their service is flawless.

Hotel of the Year: The Kimpton Hotel Monaco. They’re a fancy hotel chain that do not discriminate against their doggy guests — all breeds allowed and they stay for free. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly, and the art deco decor is fabulous.

Best Workout for Mind, Body & Spirit: A heated vinyasa yoga class led by a competent yogi, and a long walk with Greg and Sam.

Colour of the Year: Burgundy.

Accessory of the Year: Scarves across all seasons.

Best Maximal Instagram Blogger: Journey of a Stylist. Greet’s outfits are over the top, creatively pulled together, and exquisitely colourful. If you enjoy looking at and wearing bold colour combinations, check her out on Instagram.

Best Fashion Blogger: Carelia from My Small Wardrobe. Not only is Carelia beautifully stylish, but she’s a lovely person. Friendly, fun and full of positive energy. Her smile is sublime.

Most Stylish Man in Orange: My 85 year old darling Dad.

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Most Celebrated Body Parts of the Year: Alluring ankles, sumptuous shoulders, and wonderful wrists.

Most Visually Fab Movie of the Year: Blade Runner 2049.

Best TV Shows of the Year: Stranger Things, Mindhunter, Halt and Catch Fire, and Shetland.

Best Movie of the Year: Dunkirk.

Best Online Community: YLF!

Best Forum Comment: Fabber Joy commented on one of my forum threads with a rhyme. Clever!

Angie has some new floral shoes.
Something pretty for our muse.
She thinks that the flowers
Give her super powers
For shopping, and a cure for foot blues

Best $ 16 I spent on my Wardrobe: A pair of orange trousers that make me feel fab.

Best Beauty Product: Caudalie Vinisource Overnight Recovery Oil and here’s why.

Most Popular Ensemble: The Pattern-Mixed Kitchen Sink.

Ensemble

Favourite Way to Accumulate Steps: Shop.

Biggest Bang for Your Fashion Buck: Wear the heck out of your fabulous clothes.

Favourite Style Tips: Be patient with your style, listen to how you feel in an outfit, and never stop having fun with fashion.

We at YLF wish you a happy, safe and peaceful New Year.


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The most obnoxious beauty trends of 2017

This year was jam-packed with bizarre beauty trends, fueled by social media and an a quest for likes, views, and retweets. Below, the worst of the bunch. Wonky brows Eyebrows were made to look like feathers, squiggles, dragons’ tails and more. Creative? Sure. But also, impractical — and so ugly. Unicorn products In a fit…
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Landale leads Saint Mary’s to victory over LMU in WCC opener (Dec 28, 2017)

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) Jock Landale tallied 21 points and nine rebounds and Jordan Ford hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 to propel Saint Mary’s to an 87-59 victory over Loyola Marymount in a West Coast Conference opener on Thursday night.

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