I broke up with someone by text! And certainly don’t regret it. Why? He was lying jerk and felt he deserved every bit of that bitter “Don’t call my @SS ever again in life” text message. Now, my friends male and female felt I was a bit harsh and very much mean in doing it by text but my response was “whatever, you get what you give.” I know many people believe that sending a break-up message my text, FB, email, BBM or even voicemail is a cop-out but I will take that. Maybe, you are just over the person’s attitude and shenanigans and to show it –hence the text.
To all NUBIA readers, have you ever broken up with someone by any of the numerous means of technology? If so, why and what was the response? Were you the dumpee, how dd you feel? Would you have rather he/she call you instead?
Did you know that there are 100s of personality tests floating around from the serious psychology-intensive to the quirky? The other day, I took what was supposed to be a fun, quirky personality test to interpret my reaction to various events. As noted on the site, it listed everything from “what would you do in a relationship” to “what pet is best for you”. I could have just saved myself the trouble and completed it on Facebook.
All was going well, until the darn thing stopped in the middle and turned itself off—what does that mean? I get it–my personality may take some getting use to and like my friend sometimes say “Your hell gonna be hot,” my witty, yet sarcastic innuendos are not for the faint of heart but to shut down? Then a message popped up saying “could not compute, please start over”—okay; now I’m just insulted!
How would you describe your personality? For those who believe in personality test or wonder what type of personality you have…enjoy and have fun with it. Here are the top five on the list and number 6 for laughs:
1. Big Five (Big-5)
2. Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
4. Discover (DISC)
Empowered Girls wants you to become a mentor and look the part! Whether it’s for yourself or a fabulous girl you know, founder Rasheda, is giving one of our readers this cotton tee with inspirational detail — all you have to do is post a comment to WIN!!
For all those who are already a mentor or plan to volunteer, just leave a comment below before 4pm tomorrow, Jan 12th for your chance to win. Winner will be contacted by email and will have only 24 hours to respond.
Contest is NOT open to NUBIA employees and or relatives of employees.
This is a part of National Mentorship Month. For more information on how to become a mentor visit: www.empoweredflowergirl.com.
Did you know that January is National Mentorship Month? Now in its 10th year and spearheaded by the Harvard Mentoring Project, MENTOR and the Corporation for National and Community Service, this year’s campaign “Help Them Get There. Become a Mentor,” focuses on mentoring as a strategy for boosting academic achievement. As a mentor, you help to make a positive difference in the lives of young adults.
With organizations like Empowered Flower Girl, founder Rasheda Kamaria is helping to inspire and encourage young women to embrace their intelligence and motivate them to succeed. Rasheda has mentored young girls during her high school years and now giving back to the community and empowering young girls through her inspirational clothing line and mentoring nonprofit organization.
I am a master of embarrassing moments and dating is no exception. In a recent convo with my homie, I remembered a momentous “I will never do that again” moment that had everyone laughing and shaking their heads at the same time:
Picture it: 2002 and I was dating (if you want to call it that) this guy for a couple of months when I decided to do something a little raunchy. I usually met him at the train station in the evening on the days we didn’t go home together after work. So one day, while on the phone with my friend Nat, I said”
“Damn, I think I’m gonna surprise him later.”
“Mmm, maybe I’ll wear my new lingerie with a trench coat and drive to the train and meet him.”
Well, girl what man wouldn’t love that but it’s freezing out, won’t you be cold?”
I don’t think so, besides, I’m driving.”
Ok, well be careful, cause wouldn’t it be awful, if your car broke down.”
“Girl, don’t say that you’ll jinx me (I’m a big believer of “the jinx”).”
“Well chica, have fun”
“I plan to!”
Now fast-forward to 6pm.
Looking for a taste of Northern Italy in NYC—Gnocco Restaurant, located in the East Village serves up their special homemade deep fried dough with a selection of Italian cold cuts or tender Octopus with peppercorn With classic Italian flavors and spices, including fresh mushrooms, tomato and basil, the cuisine will delight the palette of anyone who enjoys an Italian fare.
Set apart from the busy East Village streets, this small, rustic restaurant with murals and photos aligning the walls, creates an intimate, casual atmosphere. Sample the various pastas made on- premise from pumpkin to La Pizza Di Gnooco. Executive Chef Gianluca Giovanetti creates a simply delightful menu with menu options ranging from oven roasted monk fish fillet wrapped in a crispy layer of Parma Prosciutto or oven roast herbs rack of lamb.
It’s a New Year and you know what that means—RESOLUTIONS! With the overindulgence during the holidays, many of us are left a bit sluggish from all the fattening foods we consumed over the last month. For those looking to cleanse their body from impurities and start the New Year fresh, here are here are a few detox regimens to get you started:
1. Liver detox
This is said to be a natural detox for the body. Some of the foods that work for natural liver detox include those rich in flavonoids or beta-carotene, allicin, B complex vitamins, glucosinolates, and foods that contain antioxidants. Flavonoids, include basil, cabbage, garden peas, lettuce, cranberries, garlic, brussels sprouts, and kidney beans. With all that ruffage, you are sure to cleanse.
2. The Alkaline Diet ‘Cleanse’ Detox
The alkaline diet is based on the premise that all illness and disease is caused by the over-acidification of the body through the consumption of acidifying foods such as meat, dairy, saturated and trans-fats, refined foods, sugars, sweets, chocolates, coffee, alcohol, tobacco etc. The solution to this, naturally, is to increase the intake of alkaline foods such as fresh vegetables, salads and greens, low-sugar fruits, ‘good’ fats, nuts, seeds, pulses, fresh juices etc. Stay clear of fatty acids, dairy and processed foods. So listen to what your mother told you and eat your veggies.
3. Colon Cleansers is one of the most popular health supplements sold on the market today. However, not all cleansers advertised to the job. To weed out those that work, check out colon cleanser.net for the information you need to get the best colon cleansers on the market.
4. Acai Pure Detox is an internal cleansing product that promises to help you lose weight, purify and clear your system by using only the highest grade Acai powder available. Have you plateaued and need a bit of a cleansing boost? This berry cleanser is said to help:
– Lose weight and purify your system
– Eliminate harmful waste and toxins
-Boost in your metabolism and energy levels
5. The Master Cleanse, a liquid diet also known as the Lemon Detox Diet and Maple Syrup Diet, The Master Cleanse is said to be a way to cleanse the body of and remove the cravings associated with drugs, alcohol, tobacco, eating, coffee, tea, and various hot drinks. There is much contradiction regarding the safety of the master cleanse and depending who you talk to they may rave or dismiss this product as effective.
Do some research and see for yourself, if the Master Cleanse is for you. This cleanse is not recommend solely for weight loss, however since it is extremely low in calories, it can cause people to lose weight. Here is a brief description of what to expect: The cleanse involves drinking only a concoction made from fresh lemons, grade B maple syrup and cayenne pepper, as well as a laxative tea. No solid food is eaten for the entire cleanse.
It’s almost time to celebrate the New Year in 5..4..3..2…and I for one am looking forward to it! Unlike past years, I’ve decided to play hostess and invite a few friends over to ring in the New Year. Like most NYC apartments, my place is compact but with almost 20 guests, the liquor will flow and as we mix and mingle with these amazing cocktail recipes. Try some at your party this year and entertain in style!
I recently discovered this Russian favorite vodka, Exclusiv Vodka, located near the shores of the Black Sea between Romania and Ukraine. Its smooth taste adds to any drink from martini to mojito. Try Exclusiv Citrus Cranberry Punch, served in a champagne flute or as a punch bowl makes it perfect for a New Years Eve party. Mix with Limoncello, cranberry juice, and Ginger Ale.
Also try, Exclusiv Southern Shore Ices Tea to give your New Years Eve party guests an extra kick with Blue Curaco, 5 hour energy bottle, a splash of Sour and a splash of cranberry juice, garnished in a pint glass with a lemon wedge.
This holiday, we’ve enlisted the help of top New York mixologist, Jonathan Pogash (thecocktailguru.com) to give us some entertaining tips and delicious sips. Pogash created the Cherry Pop, which is a beautiful rosy color and redolent of nutmeg, but the secret ingredient is the powerful addition of Lucid absinthe:
Created by Jonathan Pogash, World Bar, New York City
3 or 4 pitted sour cherries
.5 oz. fresh lime juice
.75 oz. almond syrup (Monin brand preferred)
1.5 oz. Lucid Absinthe
Method: In the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle the sour cherries in the lime juice and almond syrup. Add the Lucid, then fill with ice, and shake very well. Strain into a chilled flute. Top with Crmant d’Alsace. Garnish with a few swipes of freshly grated nutmeg.
If you’re still searching for the perfect gift for everyone on your list or not sure what to do for the holidays, click here to check out our HOLIDAY SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE!
I thought men are the easiest to shop for? Whether it’s your spouse, boyfriend, brother, father or just about any man in your life, you might be searching the mall for gifts. Therefore, with only four days left until Christmas, if you’re still trying to find that perfect present for the men in your life, check out a few of these manly must-haves to surprise him with:
1. Try an MP3 Player. Does he love to workout to music or maybe plug it into the home theater system? What guy wouldn’t love that?
2. He never misses his favorite shows, whether it’s True Blood, Entourage or CSI. If he’s the simple type, then but him his favorite shows on DVD gift sets.
3. GPS road system for their car. Since new technology comes out every year, they’re not that expensive anymore. The best part not having to hurt their pride by stopping for directions!
4. Every man I know likes to try their hand at poker. And with much ado about this mental game, poker has exploded in these past few years. This gift makes a fun game night with the guys or with friends and family.
5. You just have to love a man in a well-tailored suit so why not cuff links to match. Get them personalized. It’s a very classy gift for those men who are picky about their wardrobe and best of all it goes with every shirt suit.