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A Taste of Eastern Europe

  By Jimese S. Orange We have Charlotte’s diverse immigrant population to thank for giving us access to a dynamic array of ethnic foods. Explore eastern European cuisine off the beaten path at family-owned restaurants specializing in Bosnian and Polish comfort foods.…

You are the choices you make

By Elizabeth Colen Elizabeth Colen A friend of mine shared a statement with me that she heard at a funeral. It was so profound to me that I would like to share it with you. “When you are born, you look like your Mom and Dad, but when you die you look like the choices you’ve made.” Take a minute and let that sink in.…

3 Fashion Tips for Petite Women

By Majesty Acheampong The term “petite” refers to women who are 5’4 and under. I fall into this category because I am a fierce 4’11 and 3/4ths…yes, every quarter inch counts (lol). Although, I wrote this post to help out my fellow petite sistas, these styling tips are helpful for anyone who wants to be mindful of proportions and overall fit.…

Understanding Generational Differences in the Workplace 

By Deborah Walker Millennials comprise the fastest-growing segment of today’s workforce, one that was designed by baby boomers and now often is managed by Gen Xers. Each generation has different goals, motivators and preferences. At work, generational differences can affect everything, including recruiting, building teams, dealing with change, motivating, managing and maintaining and increasing productivity.…

Pearls of Hope 

By Eren Simpson Photo courtesy of Marissa Joy Kaplan Photography What started as a weekly women’s bible study among friends has evolved into a nonprofit organization that’s expanding its reach beyond the members’ living rooms. In 2013, Katrina McCain and her friends were all attending different churches when they all felt the need for female fellowship opportunities.…

The Festive Life: Your Guide to Outdoor Fun

By Jimese Orange   As springtime brings longer days with lots of sunshine, a festive life is here for the taking. There’s no shortage of outdoor entertainment going on just about every weekend throughout the spring, summer and fall. You might not be able to do them all, but this list will help you get started.…