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    Music

    A Refreshing New Music Video for NOTD Single “So Close”Check it out: HERE

    It's hard to sit still while watching the new music video for NOTD's so close. We just want to dance already! The recently released single features Captain Cuts & Georgia Ku and has over 10 million global streams.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    News

    Big Businesses Promise Economic Growth for Communities , But At What Cost?

    Long Island City borders one of the largest low-income housing communities in the country. Residents are predominantly Black and Latino with median household incomes that hardly graze the federal poverty level. Gentrification, comes to mind.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Fashion

    5 Gifts Under $25

    It is that dreaded (at least for me) time of year when the fate all of your close relationships depends on your gift selection and timeliness of said gifts. We're here to get you Shells started and maybe cross a few things off your lists:
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Celebrities

    Dear Madiba, Sincerely Beyonce Knowles-Carter

    Upon her arrival to South Africa for the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, wrote an open letter to Nelson Mandela on her website. The festival will commemorate the centenary of the former president.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Music

    Kelly Rowland Hints at Rebranding With New Single “Kelly”

    Kelly Rowland took the stage back in the spring at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, with Michelle Williams and Beyonce Knowles-Carter, to reunite one of the most powerful female music groups to walk the planet. She also recently appeared on Elle's Song Association segment and teased us with her angelic vocals.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Entertainment

    Spongebob Squarepants Said it Best…

    Who lives in a pineapple under the seas? We all know him, we all love him. Here at Bombshell we are beyond devastated with the news that the creator  of Spongebob Squarepants, Stephen Hillenburg, 57, died this week.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Lifestyle

    Why We Rely on Social Media Platforms to Maintain Friendships after College

    My college career is, ever so rapidly, coming to an end. It's exciting and a little confusing. The part that I find even more overwhelming than navigating the job market, is the struggle of maintaining friendships. I have finally been able to hone in on my peers who matter the most to me.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Entertainment

    4 Barriers Broken By Soon to Be Newly Weds, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra

    If Nick Jonas was your childhood crush who you genuinely thought might be your husband one day, we express our deepest condolences. The 26 year-old singer and his finance, actress Priyanka Chopra, will officially be off the market this coming weekend.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Entertainment

    #robotproblems at the Giphy Film Festival#robotproblems

    The Giphy Film Festival, is one that challenges its creators to produce pieces of artistic and entertainment value with a run time of only 18 seconds or less. Miquela Sousa, a nineteen year  rose to the challenge and debuted her film #robotproblems Click below for full film: #robotproblems
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Lifestyle

    Friendsgiving: Making Homesick Friends Feel Less So

    Whether you're trying to catch a meal with friends the Wednesday before or the Friday after, you're far from home this year, or you just resent your family for any reason, check out these ways to spend your time that we're oh so thankful for.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Fashion

    From PR Power House to Jewelry Designer: Shante Bacon

    The jewelry collection consists of nine pieces all inspired by the warmth and love women experience from their grandmothers. The pieces each reflect the multi generational and aspire to remind young women of their roots while shaping their futures.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Lifestyle

    What You Learn When Your Ex “Replaces” You

    How you feel about seeing an ex with someone else could highlight key areas for self-improvement and could render more success in future relationships.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Bold.Beautiful.Brilliant.

    4 Lessons We Can Learn from Native American Amanda Crowe

    Crowe continued as seemingly disappearing Native American tradition and as a result is credited with having fostered the resurgence of Cherokee Carving. Think about the things that tie you to home or family and don't let those things die out even when you no longer live there or your family is no longer around.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Recipes

    Reliable Protective Styles and Product For WinterProducts Styles

    Winter  is coming and your hair might not be ready for it. Luckily, we have some tips and tricks for you to keep your locks lustrous while the weather is lack luster. Remember these are just suggestions, you must get to know your own hair and its needs when choosing products and protective styles.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Lifestyle

    A Social Election

    It’s inspiring to see how and Instagram filter or GIPH can get so many people to the polls. But at what cost? Social and political movements need a lot more to them than being trendy. People need to vote because they know what their vote can do not just to be part of the conversation at school or work.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Lifestyle

    Cuffing Season Part Two: 7 Places that Foster Human Interaction

    Time, is not an excuse, everyone is busy, and no one gets less busy as the years  pass. Emotionally unavailable? Give me a break. It’s creepy? No it’s not. Get nervous? We all do! Talking to people is terrifying for most of us but not a single thing can replace human interaction.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Fashion

    On Trends and Teddy Coats

    I then thought that maybe there is some kind of beauty in knowing that all of these girls my age tried on the same teddy coats and had the same excitement and thoughts as my sister and I. There is beauty in the reality that not a single girl looked the same in this style.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Beauty

    The Victoria Secret Fashion Show: Get Ready for Fashion’s Most Watched Event

    The Victoria Secret Fashion Show will return to New York City Thursday, November 8th, after two year overseas. The coverage airs on Sunday December 2nd on ABC at 10:00 p.m. EST. Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes, and The Struts are to perform.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Lifestyle

    Better Safe Than Sneezing

    Are you ever in a tight space with a tons of strangers, maybe the subway, maybe an elevator, and someone let's out an obnoxious sneeze or cough? I know people can't help their bodily functions but I always find myself begging the universe not to get sick.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Lifestyle

    Cuffing Season Part One: Don’t Give In… Just Yet

    It’s hard to deny that cuffing season lends itself to such a concept; you have someone to bring home, someone to be intimate with through the holiday season, a date for Valentine’s Day, and before you know it you’re single again just in time for all the spring and summer flings your heart desires.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Lifestyle

    Now Is The Perfect Time To Get Into Sports

    If you're not very well versed in sports, maybe you always thought it was a 'guy thing' (none sense), or boring (again nonsense), or confusing (uh well alright I'll give you that), now is the perfect time to change that.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Lifestyle

    Apathy Is Not An Option: How High School Prom Shaped My Attitude Towards Voting

    Now that my midterm exams for school are just about over it’s time for to focus on next week’s U.S. midterm elections. Back in high school I learned a life long lesson about apathy, which is one of the major factors that takes its toll on voter turnout.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    News

    One Week Until Elections: Women Need to Be at the Polls

    Our country is one week out from midterm elections for the House of Representatives, the Senate, Governorship, and a variety of local positions. With that early voting has commenced and Democrats and Republicans have solidified their closing arguments.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    News

    Suspicious and Potentially Explosive Devices Discovered in NYC and Washington DC

    The Time Warner building, has since been evacuated; incidentally, the emergency alarms sounded off in the middle of a CNN report about the earlier suspicious activity in New York and Washington, DC.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    News

    Refinery29 Millennial Media Company Takes Financial Hit

    Refinery29, a major media company geared towards millennial women,  is laying of nearly ten percent of their staff. The publication is struggling to hit their 2018 revenue target and as a result the product engineering and video departments will be most affected.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Recipes

    The Sun Might Be Essential For Your Mental Health This Winter

    The colder months are known for their epic sunrises, sunsets, and twilight. They don’t take too much time for your day and can positively impact your mindset. Here are several reasons as to why you should incorporate watching sun transitions into your daily routine.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Lifestyle

    Time Spent Reading a Book May Help You Get a Better Grasp of Mindfulness

    I’m not sure we should designate time as wasted. The hours upon hours we spend on our electronic devices, are hours we felt at the moment were best spent in that way; hours that only after the fact could be deemed “wasted.”
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Recipes

    My Top Five Autumn Smoothie Ingredients

    Just like that! The air is crisp, the temps have dipped, and the trees are gradually balding. It is officially Autumn and this year, I’m going to ask you to forget about your pumpkin spiced lattes and peppermint hot chocolate.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    News

    Instagram Influencers Stray Further from The Authenticity They Preach

    Influencers can rent the 2,400 square-foot space from Village Marketing for $15,000 a month, which is not a lot to ask given the potentially $100,000 brands are willing to pay for a single post.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Fashion

    What Will Celebrities Make of the 2019 Met Gala Theme?

    Next spring, celebrities from all industries will gather at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the highly anticipated ‘Met Gala’. The event’s theme is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, and in 2019 attendees and viewers alike can expect
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Entertainment

    En Vogue Slays Fall Fest and Drops Comeback Album

    “uplift, elevate, encourage, and inspire all women but especially black women because we are black women,” Ellis of En Vogue said in a interview with Wendy Williams. Their comeback album Electric Cafe released this April and they will be on tour for the remainder of the year.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Fashion

    You Know Naked Wardrobe but do you Know the Kaviani Sisters?

    Naked Wardrobe was an overnight success...This refreshing celebration of curves, encouragement to dress up or down, and reminder of the beauty that lies in being different is revolutionizing fashion and views on inclusivity.
    By Victoria Mickens
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    Beauty

    Your Nails Deserve These Top 5 NYC Salons

    New Yorkers are always strapped for time! One couldn't possibly waste a valued hour of a day sorting through the thousands of nail salons in New York City right?
    By Victoria Mickens
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