Strickly Chicks™ (SC)is a guilty pleasure. SC is the first site that makes you feel good about being guilty! No two women are the same, and here is where we can share and celebrate our diversity.

Another one of the men I love in the  “love him or hate him” category..  The work ethic is sick!  Saturday it is on!

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Designer: Vera Wang

Photos by Marcio Madiera

One word.. GORGEOUS!!

Goapele - Closer (Official Music Video). Watch more top selected videos about: Goapele

This is absolutely one of my favorite uplifting songs!

Curtis Mayfield, “Makings of You”  Just beautiful..

"Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion." - Thich Nhat Hanh
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It’s like 1991 all over again, except without the cassette tapes. Sony is set to debut the SRF-18 transistor radio in Japan at the end of October. Its cleverest feature: It can output audio to an mp3 player or phone. Its second cleverest feature: You can play audio from your mp3 player through its 80 mW speakers. 

Retro Thing: After Months of Breathless Anticipation, Sony Introduces A New AM/FM Radio

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It’s like 1991 all over again, except without the cassette tapes. Sony is set to debut the SRF-18 transistor radio in Japan at the end of October. Its cleverest feature: It can output audio to an mp3 player or phone. Its second cleverest feature: You can play audio from your mp3 player through its 80 mW speakers. 

Retro Thing: After Months of Breathless Anticipation, Sony Introduces A New AM/FM Radio

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Hi, Fall! Good-Bye Bikini Body? No way!

 By Lidia Byhower


Autumn has arrived!  Does this mean it is time to let go of your bikini body? Definitely not!  Sure- you want to warm up with some comforting and hearty food, but this certainly does not mean it has to be unhealthy.  This fall, we are crazy about soups and stews to keep you warm, full, and fitting in those skinny jeans.  Soups that are vegetable broth or water based and loaded with carrots, celery, broccoli, peas, potatoes, kale, spinach, beans, heck, just about anything healthy will do!  Load up on vegetables, avoid dairy & meat, and you will be set for maintaining that awesome summer body, because, trust us, summer will be here again before you know it!

Heart Warming Minestrone Soup

Ingredients
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup minced white onion
1/2 cup chopped zucchini
1/2 cup frozen cut green beans
1/4 cup minced celery
4 teaspoons minced garlic
4 cups organic vegetable broth
2 (15 ounce) cans red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
2 (15 ounce) cans small white beans or great northern beans, drained & rinsed
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup shredded carrot
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
3 cups hot water
4 cups fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup small shell pasta

Directions
Heat three tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot.
Sauté onion, celery, garlic, green beans, and zucchini in the oil for 5 minutes or until onions begin to turn translucent.
Add vegetable broth to pot, plus drained tomatoes, beans, carrot, hot water, and spices.
Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
Add spinach leaves and pasta and cook for an additional 20 minutes or until desired consistency.

Either you love or hate Lil Wayne.. I have to give it to him on this video. Having lived through a somewhat similar (young single mother), he hits the nail on the head with making the choice to love.  What do you think of the “How to Love” video? 

Can We KIK, BBM, IM, SMS It?


As much as I am a tech buff, sometimes, I have to PAUSE. The ease and immediate gratification of a quick response from text messaging is frankly the best part of this communication.  I remember a former manager had a two minute rule, state your business in less than two minutes.  It sounds simple, but not so simple when you have to justify with documentation why something didn’t work correctly.  I liken text messaging as the 160 character or less approach to the two minute rule.

So, what happens when this rule is applied in a dating or getting to know someone stage?  Is it so cute and easy?

True story: At the end of an event, I met a handsome gentleman, he started a conversation with me, since he wasn’t hard on the eyes, the flirt, my Sasha Fierce, aka Dominique was front and center. The conversation was good and the flow was easy.  We exchanged numbers and loosely planned a second meet-up.  Later that day, I received a text on some real random stuff.  Kind off a break the ice text.  This one text started the type and text Olympics.  I’m good if you can keep it short and sweet, but when you are typing paragraphs, that is where we have a problem. So, I text, “Feel free to call me” basically saying, you are breaking the short text rule. He did not get it and continued with the lengthy text. Needless to type, I had to #Fail that one.

Was this a hasty move? Should I have picked up the phone? Can the “getting to know you” be done via text?

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