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Chicken Burgers with Rosemary-Lemon Garlic Mayonnaise

The ultimate twist on the all American beef burger. You will not miss the beef at all, but what you will miss is all the calories and fat that the beef burger has to offer. ENJOY!! Ingredients: Rosemary Lemon Garlic Mayonnaise 1 cup of light mayonnaise 3/4 cup fresh rosemary chopped 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice 1 garlic clove minced Burgers 1 pound of ground chicken breast 3/4 cup onion chopped 2 small garlic cloves minced 3 tablespoon of olive oil DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the chicken breast, onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Using clean hands mix the ingredients together and form patties. You can make the patties as small or large as you want. Heat a skillet on medium heat with olive oil and cook patties for 3-4 minutes...

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Time For Your OWN business girl!

Do you have some pretty big things on your plate right now? Perhaps you’re looking for a job or even trying to become a successful entrepreneur? If so, positive mantras and a positive outlook are going to go WAY far for you my friend. As I discussed in last week’s #stressfreesundays article these statements to yourself start as just words and transform into actual happenings. So I hope you’re on your way to mastering positive mantras for your beautiful self. However, now you may ask, “how do you use these techniques to help you when life has got you mega stressin'?  Inside you're thinking, "I'm never going to find a job,” "I am so under qualified for my dream job,” “I've been searching for months, and...

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Beauty Queen Secrets: Miss Black Georgia Nakeia Staley

Being the daughter of an Army mom, I’ve had the opportunity to travel and live all over the world. However, I love to tell people that I am a Texas born, South Carolina raised, southern girl now residing in the beautiful state of Georgia. Growing up in the south has definitely affected what I eat. Soul Food is a staple where I am from and I am addicted to sweet tea. It is somewhat difficult to eat healthy when every Sunday you are surrounded by the smell of collard greens, fresh fried chicken, and your grandmother’s sweet potato pie, but I have learned that in order to obtain a healthy lifestyle you have to be dedicated and disciplined. Since becoming Miss Black Georgia, I have traveled throughout...

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MOVING AWAY FROM HOME IS A GOOD TIME TO GO NATURAL

Looks like everyone is back in school now, even adult. For many, deciding on a major or preparing for the work load is not the only thing to think about, but its finding a new hair dresser. So right now, your freakin’ out thinking,  “ what am I going to do with this head of mine?” “ If I get a new hairdresser will she destroy my hair?" Many try to space out relaxers, get braids, or even decide to make the turn to becoming natural. But really such a decision can be pretty overwhelming. Transitioning can be a beast all in itself. From finding the products that work best on your hair to finding that style that bests suits you and your crazy schedule can be...

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LET YOUR SHOES BE YOUR MOTIVATION TO RUN

Run Forest Run! I love a good run in the morning. It is a great way to clear your head and give your body an exhilarating jump start. An amazing run starts with great running shoes. To keep from injuring yourself and to get the best workout possible, you should invest in some good running shoes that meet all your fitness needs. Experts say that running in bad shoes can cause damage and stress to your spine, muscles, and nerves.  Click on this link to learn how to buy the right running shoes, http://running.about.com/od/shoesapparelandgear/ht/runningshoe.htm As a BGH girl, I also like to jazz up my running shoes, it gives me motivation to run more throughout the week. So, I get shoes with different colors or buy fun...

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CHEMICAL HAIR RELAXERS LINKED TO FIBROIDS AND INFERTILITY

Recent medical research reports some chemical hair processes negatively impact women’s health. A study by the American Journal of Epidemiology says the chemicals used in hair relaxers may be linked to tumors and early puberty in black women. The study followed 23,000 African-American women and found that black women are two to three times more likely to have fibroids. Research claims that higher tumor rates may be connected to chemicals that enter the bloodstream through hair follicles, cuts or burns on a woman’s scalp. As a national hair research dermatologist, with more than 15 years experience and reviewed nearly 70,000 African-American hair loss cases, it is clear that chronic use of chemical hair relaxers in African-American women causes hair loss, especially in the crown called “Follicular Degeneration...

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT MASCARA PART II

Last week we spoke about using the right mascara for your eyelashes. This week we break down each mascara's pros and cons. Water soluble Mascaras get easily smudged/ flaked and are not for long wearing. They can be easily removed with any basic makeup remover. Water proof Mascaras don’t get smudged & are long lasting. They are the best bet for summers & monsoons. They are hard to remove with ordinary removers and it needs special oil based makeup removers. These are highly processed formulas, which stay intact on eyes for long hours. Powder Mascaras are very different from wet and dry mascaras. You add a few drops of water into it and use it with a wand. The mascara gives a false eyelash kind of a finish. Creamy Mascaras provide volume to...

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The Best Nail Strengtheners

If you are one of the millions of women plagued with weak, brittle, nails I have good news for you.There are products available today which will help to strengthen and improve the condition of your fingernails.Since fingernails and hair are both made of keratin, you will find that products which work for your nails (internally taken of course) may also improve the condition of your hair.With that in mind, there are various products and forms that nail strengthening products come in for strengthening your nails More: http://www.essortment.com/reviews-nail-strengtheners-66465.html#ixzz3CjGDIPii Original article published by Essortment.com...

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How To Rewire Your Thinking

How do you treat yourself on a daily basis? Are you good to yourself or do you badger your ego with rude comments? Most people do not realize how important our own voice is. Those comments we say in our head day after day make us whom we are. These comments are called mantras. These mantras can be negative statements like: “my thighs are so big”, “I can’t stand my hair”, “(insert attractive friend’s name here) is always stunning when we go out”, and “why do bad things always happen to me?” At first these statements just sound like words. In reality, these words eventually evolve into beliefs after we’ve said them over and over again. We can use this fact to our advantage, with positive mantras....

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25 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Natural Hair

Here are 25 things you can do to improve your natural hair and prevent damage.  The goal here- to keep your hair on your head! Not including the obvious elimination of chemical treatments, this list contains all you need to maintain a healthy head of hair. They are categorized by care/maintenance and styling. Click here to read more...

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