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Self Improvement: 10 Hobbies/Classes Every Vixen Should Try

One of the keys to being healthy is staying active. Sure, we move around a lot, but we tend to compensate being busy for really getting out there and practicing healthy habits. Luckily for us, some of our favorite things to do, but just don't seem to have time for, are actually beneficial to our well-being.

Our solution? Make time! Don't let life pass you by. There are ways to incorporate active learning experiences into your hectic schedules. Here's a list of 10 hobbies/classes that'll keep you lively throughout your journey.

1. Creative writing

For things you can’t say or have a hard time expressing, write them! Creative writing will keep you from saying something crazy aloud and could also be fun/funny (NOTE: The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl). Writing is a great way to control your anger and remain calm. It not only helps manage stress, but improves cognitive functioning as well.

 2. Wine Tasting
Ever wonder where or how that wine you like so much is made?  Well, why not go to a vineyard and see how it's all done? Keep an eye open for your local wineries. Small tasting sessions allow for a more intimate setting and a greater learning experience.

3. Weekend Getaways
Whether it's downtown or five states away, getaways are necessary. After a long week of work and homely duties, it'd be nice to go kick it with your girls or your spouse. Don't you agree? Living Social has affordable deals on mini vacations throughout the nation and the Caribbean islands that we highly recommend you look into. You deserve it!

4. Pole Dance Classes
Learn how to wow your audience, Vixens. Pole dancing is a perfect way to spice things up at home. Once you learn how to work the pole, your man won't need to hit the strip club. Those ones could go towards a gift for you! Aside from that, it's just another form of dancing and exercise that can be really fun.

 5. Spoil yourself
Read a book, take a long nap, get a message, clear your mind, RELAX and REFRESH! Every Vixen needs to shut out the world occasionally. Once a month is ideal for a little bit of me-time.  Monica said it best: “It’s just one of those days that a girl goes through, when I’m angry inside, don’t want to take it out on you…don’t take it personal. I just want to be all alone…”

6. Singing Lessons
We ALL sound good—along with music and in the shower, that is. But what happens when your home-girl switches the radio dial unexpectedly? Can we say, embarrassing? No worries! There is a way for non-singing Vixens to learn how to hold a tune. If you’re interested in the technique of singing or serenading a special someone, try voice lessons. They really work! Private lessons usually range from $25 - $75 per hour session and include breathing, posture and voice exercises.

7. Recreational Cooking Classes
We can’t stress it enough: Every Vixen should know how to cook! Just a little something, at least. You don’t always have to be the person who brings store-bought food to potlucks. We all need that one bangin’ dish under our belt. If you aren’t into it or want to improve, look up your local culinary school and see what types of cooking classes they offer.

8. Yoga Classes
Besides obvious reasons for wanting to become more flexible, which isn’t a bad thing, yoga is a nice hobby to pick up.  It lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and improves attention and focus. Huffington Post fitness and triathlon expert, Ben Greenfield, reported last month that yoga even assists people in their weight loss goals, for a less tense body and mind motivates the process.

9. Boxing
Learning how to defend yourself is a must. We suggest taking boxing classes. It's good exercise and very useful. If you can't pull out your mace fast enough, at least you'll know how to distract and block your attacker.  Bet they won't be expecting a left hook!

10. Decorating

Whether it is on your favorite dessert, in a room or in a car, decorating serves as a good outlet to show off your personality.  It passes time, it can be fun and it’s kind of cool to look back at. It’s always good to have a little something on the side to focus on. Here are just a few ideas to get you thinking:

IF YOU DRAW… Create an art space in your house. Make a collage of your drawings on a wall near your art space so your former work inspires your new work.

IF YOU DRIVE... Spice up your car! Think about your favorite color and/or animal print and make it your interior theme. Stay clear of the traditional black. Try a tan/brown steering wheel cover, matching floor mats and a dream catcher to hang from the rearview mirror. If you want to be bold, try a zebra steering wheel cover with red floor mats and other red accessories.

IF YOU LIKE TO COOK… Customize your desserts. Betty Crocker sells icing tubes with designed nozzles to help you do this. Try baking brownies or cookies, spread them with icing and top it off with your favorite candy. Be creative in your designs. (NOTE: Great for the holidays)

IF YOU LOVE TO SHOP… Make a fashion bulletin. Cut out trends or looks you’re feeling and post them on the board for styling ideas.

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Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.


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Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.


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