Nikki's Recent Articles

Be Careful of the Company You Keep

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There is an old adage that goes, “Be careful of the company you keep.” Often this quote is used to remind us to be aware of crowds that can possibly steer us down a path of drugs, violence, jail and/or death. While it is important...

The Confidence Conundrum: 5 Things Women Should Stop Doing Now

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With examples of personal life stories from some of the most successful women in the world such as Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor and assistant to President Barack Obama for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, and with the help of cutting-edge research, journalists Katty Kay and...

Tatyana Ali Felt Singled Out For Having ‘Good Hair’ As a Kid

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In an interview with VladTV, Tatyana Ali opened up about people’s obsession with the her hair. “When I was younger it was something that set me apart, and not necessarily in a good way,” the actress said. Ali, whose mother is Panamanian and father is Trinidadian,...

6-Year-Old Girl Buying Bubble Gum Killed in Drive-By Shooting

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Angel Hooper, 6, was fatally shot in the parking lot of a Kansas City convenience store, a local station reports. Hooper and her father, Booker Hooper, had just purchased snacks at a 7-Eleven when someone inside a passing car opened fire, shooting into the parking...

Regularly Grooming Your Nails is Not a Good Idea, Science Says

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While you may believe obsessing over your nails is rather normal and quite fine, researchers have discovered it can lead to more serious nail conditions. According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Nottingham, daily trimming of fingernails and toenails may make...

Open Thread: Are Women Empowerment Events Empowering?

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I came across an article written on New York magazine’s website that stated women empowerment events don’t empower anyone. In the article, Ann Friedman writes: “But empowerment conferences are less a product of this friendly brand of modern feminism than they are the result of...