Month: June 2020

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Spirituals: The Cornerstone of Black Music

Spirituals may arguably stand as a focal point, or key element of African-American culture and life—a building block if you will. It goes without saying that music is integral to the lives of Black Americans.

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From Shanghai to Beijing: 3 Days of Travel with a Taste of Luxury

My time was winding down in Shanghai, China for the moment. However, I still had so much to do and so much to see! One of the things at the top of my to-do list was Beijing. I could not say that I have lived in China for almost two years and had not been to Beijing—had not gone to the Great Wall!

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Why You Should Take Mental Health Days Instead of Pushing Through Work

We push ourselves beyond our limit, sometimes thinking it’s okay and it will work out for the long run. But the bottom line is that you’re doing more harm than good and can’t recognize you need to step back and breathe. It is after taking a mental health day, that we become aware of the things draining us and refresh our minds.

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Learn to Wear Your Own Shoes: Being yourself

The shoes we adore, we pick out with care and consideration. Just as no one can wear my shoes the way I do, no one can be me—better than me. Likewise, no one can do you like you. No one else lives your life, has your intentions, or literally walks in your shoes.

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A Delicious Evening at M on the Bund

Shanghai is easily recognized by its iconic skyline that curves around the Huangpu River. The surrounding area, the Bund, is lined with attractions, from jazz clubs and theaters to quaint cafes and fine dining, including M on the Bund.

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5 Places That Don’t Disappoint with Desserts in Shanghai

When you come to Shanghai, of course, you want to try authentic Chinese food. It is absolutely delicious and just on par with it are the many desserts that you can find here in the city. On nearly every corner, almost every metro stop, and in every mall basement market, you can find someplace that sells desserts

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12 Classic Books to Make Sure You Have on Your Shelf

In looking for my next read, there are books that have a permanent spot on my shelf. If there is anything avid readers must have, one should be a printed collection and two, a printed collection with classics.

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3 Realizations of Getting Pushed Outside Your Comfort

There is nothing wrong with the comfort zone. We like it because it’s safe and secure. It includes everything we know and all that we believe we can do; but the comfort zone is still a zone.

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7 Investments for an Elegant Lifestyle

Elegance is more than a lifestyle and a way to please onlookers. It’s a way of life. While elegance is classy and refined, it extends to a specific attitude, life standard, and appreciation for quality, authenticity, and dignity, which truly makes elegance beautiful. It is the surest way to upgrade your life. So, if you are looking for a transformation through elegance, here are a few investments to consider for an elegant lifestyle.