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A Silver Lining in Philadelphia Food Deserts

A Silver Lining in Philadelphia Food Deserts (Philadelphia, PA) – The United States Department of Agriculture reports that about 23.5 million Americans live in food deserts, including 6.5 million children. Food deserts develop due to the lack of affordable and nutritious food in these areas.  Among the ten major cities in the United States, Philadelphia stands alone at the top with the highest obesity rates and poorest population.  In an effort to support the…

Planned Perfectly Style
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Switching Up Skincare

Switching Up Skincare: Planned Perfectly Offers Products That Are 100% Natural One of our most precious possessions is our skin, which is why what we put on it matters. “Many consumers are frustrated with the choices that are available in commercial skincare products because they know that they are laden with chemicals and artificial ingredients”. Planned Perfectly, LLC addresses this issue head on.  “At Planned Perfectly, all of our products are made from 100% natural…

GLAMSQUAD Style
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Bringing Beauty to Your Doorstep

Glamsquad: Bringing Beauty to Your Desktop (New York) In today’s world we can order almost anything with the tap of a button. With smartphones and apps we have access to a wide range of services. While multiple apps provide similar services, Glamsquad is the only one of its kind. “Glamsquad is an app where clients can book beauty services to come to their home, their office, their hotel,…

Mason rosas fresh pizza Food
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End Hunger, One Pizza Slice at a Time

(Philadelphia, PA) Walking through the streets of any city, one will witness first-hand the growing number of homeless and hungry people. They don’t ask for much, just any spare change you might have in order for them to save up for a meal. All too often people just walk by and ignore them, not realizing that the change they have in their pocket could be the deciding factor in whether that person will be able…

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Rediscovering Your Natural Side: Lily Beauty Supplies Turns a Movement Into a Business

(Orlando, FL) There are few people that have the motivation, patience, and work ethic that Amanda Harris possesses. The owner of Lily Beauty Supply, an online natural beauty store, understands the struggle of maintaining an extremely busy life. Amanda, the mother of two children is also a full-time student as well as a full-time employee. With a background in buying composite materials, supply chain management, and product sourcing, Amanda has the tools necessary for running a…

Food
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A Full Course Plant Meal: HipCityVeg is Redefining How We Eat Vegan

(Philadelphia, PA) When one thinks of vegetarian or vegan food they usually think of just salads and vegetables. Ever imagined the possibility of combining this food with the everyday food we have come to know and love? HipCityVeg has turned this possibility into a reality. According to the website, the design is “fast-food inspired fresh vegan food: Burgers, Fries, Salads, Wraps, healthy drinks and desserts.” This is the place where you can indulge in some…

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Putting the Spice Back In Your Life!

(Raleigh, NC) When you think of a woman being a diva, you typically think of a prima donna or a drama queen; not a female chef or professional caterer. Founder and visionary of Divas In the Kitchen LLC, Shavannah Moore has her own personal beliefs of what it means to be a diva. Also known as DITK, the leading lady didn’t want to be known as anything other than a determined woman that could do…

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Schmear It

(Philadelphia, PA) Ever tried a gluten free bagel “schmeared” with greek yogurt cream cheese, mixed with strawberries and bananas?  That’s just one of many diverse options at the new Philadelphia food truck, Schmear It! You can order signature bagels, or create your own, with seasonal ingredients ranging from wasabi to mango.  According to it’s website, Schmear It is “Philly’s first and only food truck serving bagels with your personalized, custom crafted schmears AND social good.”…

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The Business of Redefining “Nude”

The internet has been abuzz recently about an emerging brand called, Nubian Skin! This London based company seeks to challenge and redefine the notion of “nude” for women’s lingerie and hosiery, offering a high quality variety of options for women of color. The idea evolved out of the company founder’s personal need, and the fact that the majority of “nude” lingerie options are light beige, and only applied to nude, white skin tones. The brand…

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It’s Time to Go UP a Size!

Navigating the Closets of Plus-Size Professional Women  (Washington, DC) The Curvy CEO website is very clear about it’s purpose from the moment you see the front page: The Life and Style guide for the Plus-Size Professional Woman. The vibrant site offers everything from advice about which stores best cater to plus sizes to Curvy CEO products and personal styling services.  It’s a true one-stop-shop, dedicated to serving an underserved community in the retail market. The Curvy…