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Byline: Diamond Braxton

Losing weight is no joke especially when you’re in college. But when you’ve been overweight all your life and then become a victim to the “freshman 40,” you start to realize that no matter how much you try to do made-up workouts at the REC center, you just can’t shake the weight off. But I was able to go from 200 lbs...

Giving to others is one of the most common themes of the holiday season. This is the time where people stand in lines wrapped around buildings just to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones. The time of giving is a wonderful time to come together as Houstonians through love and cherishes. One of the best ways to...

While the holiday season brings families together, it also brings out endless amounts of stuffed turkey, fruit pies and other deliciously unhealthy foods. During this holiday season, focus on keeping your fitness and health goals in mind and don’t allow yourself to be swayed by temptations. Here are several ways you...

With the holidays around the corner, it’s normal to want to try a new coffee drink to match the tone of the weather. When it’s freezing cold outside, you might consider a hot chocolate or something warm and caffeinated. As the number of local Houston coffee shops increase year-after-year, there are plenty of cafes for...

With endless opportunities to attend drag bingo at Houston diners like Hamburger Mary’s or drag story hour at Brazos bookstore, the Houston drag scene has grown exponentially over the years. With the new all-inclusive drag show “Smoke Break”, co-director Austin Beck helps create a new drag show that is open to anyone...

In a city where there’s graffiti on every passing train, overpass and abandoned building, the “Be Someone” sign over I-45 is what really catapulted the Houston street art scene. Now, as Houston gets younger, more vibrant and diverse, it is almost as if we are moving toward becoming a street art city. In 2011, ‘Be...

In today’s world, it seems as though there has to be a meaning for everything, especially when it comes to your first tattoo. But, sometimes, it’s the experience that makes a first tattoo special and not the actual tattoo itself. Like every other 18-year-old, I rushed to the tattoo shop ready to get my first set of...

The time of summer bodies, Instagram bikini pictures and nude models are upon us. With the rise of the “slim-thick” movement, it becomes harder and harder to love your body. From the constant reminder of pictures with the “ideal body” surfing the web, magazines and even billboards, it seems as though America is trying...

In college, gym memberships can get costly. Even then, how do you know where to start once you do find a gym? Try out these five affordable workout apps that can either help you get in shape at home or at the gym.   Aaptiv Okay, so, I love Aaptiv. In my opinion, it works better as a running app, but they offer...

Most women only suffer from UTIs 1-2 times within their lifetime; however, if you’re one of the unlucky few that suffer from chronic UTIs (such as myself) then here are 10 ways you can help prevent UTIs to save you from a costly doctor’s visit.   Consume Fermented Goods Goods such as yogurts and kombucha contain live...