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Start your own vinyl record collection in 3 easy steps The Life 

Start your own vinyl record collection in 3 easy steps

Collecting vinyl albums can be a fun and creative hobby for anyone trying to stay warm and indoors this winter. Vinyl albums go great with any décor, they can be a very rewarding investment and a record spinning while sipping a margarita on a cool afternoon—well that’s just plain awesome. Starting your own vinyl record collection is easy, fun and could even be rewarding. DECK THE HALLS If you have a lot of wall space, you can turn your guest room or office into a Hip-Hop hall-of-fame. If you’re living…

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Watch the new docu-series “Food Diaries” The Life 

Watch the new docu-series “Food Diaries”

Creator and Director LeeAnn Chisolm recently released the first episode for her docu-series Food Diaries. The series profiles activists, doctors, healers and educators to learn more about, “our broken relationship with food.” Topics include everything from waste and sustainability to mindful eating and stories of personal triumph. Episode 1, “Welcome to the Fort” profiles Ree Shreeves, the founder of Fort Negrita. Shreeves explains how she came up with the idea for Fort Negrita and talks about living life with zero-waste. Watch the first episode of “Food Diaries” now, and let…

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Could alternative education have changed your life? The Life 

Could alternative education have changed your life?

These days, there is no shortage of angry intellectuals that are ready discuss their idealistic views and the flaws of society. Though, alternative education is rarely a part of the conversation. There is plenty of talk about problems in our school system and teaching your children “the truth” at home. Some parents have the luxury of homeschooling their children. Some are fortunate enough to enroll their children in private schools that support their religious or cultural beliefs. The reality is, most Americans can’t even afford the time it would take…

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How to decorate your home like a hip-hop museum for next to nothing Featured The Life 

How to decorate your home like a hip-hop museum for next to nothing

By now, most people have figured out that you can make your home look like one of those staged Home-O-Rama mini-mansions without hemorrhaging your savings. This is true, even if you’re not crazy about the Country Living, Pinterest-inspired look. Hip-Hop heads and music lovers, in general, can turn their home into the Smithsonian of music for much less than you think. When decorating on a budget, there’s one thing you must be prepared to do: HUNT. There are plenty of goodies out there, but you have to be dedicated to…

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FUNKSHUN hosts the creative retreat you’ve been waiting for The Life 

FUNKSHUN hosts the creative retreat you’ve been waiting for

Let me start by saying this: If you’re interested in attending this event, make sure you get your tickets right now. The deadline for a deposit has passed, but you can still purchase tickets for the full price. Next weekend, Funkshun will host The Funkin High Retreat, the 5th Installment of Funkshun. On 4 acres of land, and “with enough isolation to block the majority of manmade waves,” this retreat is the perfect opportunity to connect with other creatives, reconnect with your creativity, or simply recharge. For the record, it’s…

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Podcasts: My New Obsession The Life 

Podcasts: My New Obsession

This March, I left a job with great pay and benefits in search of something more fulfilling. Though I had no savings or backup plan, the last few months have been both rewarding and revealing. To be clear, the struggle has been uber real, but I’ve had more experience and opportunities than I’ve had in the last few years. About 6 weeks ago, I took a contract job as a Marketing Writer. While I’m happy to finally get off work before dark and to have weekends off, the best part…

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#NationalPetPhotoDay: Adorable photos of rappers cooling with the animals The Life 

#NationalPetPhotoDay: Adorable photos of rappers cooling with the animals

In honor of #NationalPetPhotoDay, we thought we gathered some dope photos of rappers with animals that may or may not be actual pets. Comment and let us know which one of these adorable, gangster snaps is your favorite. 1. Tyga nurses a baby “tyga” in Dubai. How cute is this?   Gods Gift 🙏🏾 A photo posted by Tyga / T-Raww (@kinggoldchains) on Apr 3, 2016 at 9:47pm PDT   2. It seems Dubai brings out the zoo-keeper in rappers. Here’s The Game cooling with an orangutan. His caption is…

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Dream Chasers: Is your partner chasing away your dreams? The Life 

Dream Chasers: Is your partner chasing away your dreams?

Do you have a dream? Is your partner backing you on the dream? The person you choose to be with should chase your dream with you, motivate you when you don’t see the finish line. and pick you up to keep going. The late, great Tupac Shakur stated, “Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.” He couldn’t have been more accurate. It’s hard to actually fathom this thought when you’re in a relationship. It may be that the person you’re with isn’t dreaming enough. Let’s go a little deeper, it…

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