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The Unwritten Rules of Techtiquette: Practicing Proper Tech Etiquette with Your Mobile Device

Practicing the proper tech etiquetteWhether it’s picking up an “important” call in a public restroom, texting while watching the latest theatrical blockbuster, or signing off from a business email with an emoticon and acronym (LOL, TTYL), at one time or another, you've caught someone in the act or have been the culprit of practicing improper tech etiquette.

According to a recent study released by the Intel Corporation, nine out of 10 adults have witnessed a “mobile infraction,” or someone practicing improper tech etiquette. While most culprits of bad techtiquette may not be aware of how their behavior is negatively impacting those around them, it’s not surprising that sixty-five percent of the study’s respondents admitted that they feel angry around people...

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Va Va Volumes (Parde Seconda)

Beautiful_Fall_2Food for Fashionable Thought and Inspiration (Parde Seconda)

In our second installment of haute tales, fashionistas galore will be charmed by the tantalizing journeys of our fashion heroes as they explore their couture beginnings and amazing triumphs.

Here's B.Couleur's favorite picks of the fashionable bunch.

The Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake

Written with style and detail destined to addict, Drake transports readers to a Belle Époque, when Yves (St. Laurent) met Karl (Lagerfeld)...

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Celebrity 2.0 – 'Shameless' Star Shanola Hampton Dishes on Her Gadget Cravings

shanola2Currently lighting up the screen in Showtime’s new hit series 'Shameless,' the delightful Shanola Hampton (who plays the sassy and brazen next door neighbor, Veronica) gave B. Couleur the scoop on her favorite gadgets and what she would do with “The Razzle” if she could get her hands on one.

B. Couleur: What is your favorite tech toy?

Shanola Hampton: My Blackberry Pearl. It’s attached to me. I take pictures, answer all my email, and do my social networking on it. I even sleep with...

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3 Facebook Dating Apps to Kick Your Search for Mr. Right into High Gear

african-american-woman-computer_laughingWith over 500 million people on Facebook sharing everything from the latest news to intimate details about their personal lives, it’s no surprise that the growing network has transformed the way we interact with one another. Now, thanks to a host of Facebook dating applications, it has also changed the way that we date online.

Facebook dating gives you the chance to scope out the “true background” of your potential mate before your first date. You can weigh the likelihood of...

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Are You Addicted to Technology? Do a Digital Detox

no iphoneCould you live without your television, mobile phone, computer or the Internet for a week? How about a day? Or an hour? Fifteen minutes?

Digital devices have broadened and even multiplied what we consider to be our inner-social circles. Our “friends” count on our updates for information, advice, and the occasional comedic kick from YouTube. And while most of us rejoice at the chance to interact, share and cross the digital divide faster and more frequently, our dependency on digital...

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Va Va Va Volumes (Da Una Parte)

jean paul goudeFood for Fashionable Thought (and Inspiration).  What makes a fashion tome fabulous?  Well, that depends, like everything stylish, on taste.

Some fashionistas favor feasts for the eyes, in which the Style Gods’ aesthetic interpretations lay sprawled vividly on oversized, glossy page after oversized, glossy page.

Others prefer to immerse themselves in chic narratives, to uncover the surprising stories behind design world phenomena, or the Best Dressed influencers who glide so...

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Spotlight: Author Helena Andrews Memoir

Phyllis Armstrong helena andrewsBitch is the New Black: A Memoir: Once upon a time, a little brown girl watched the Cosby Show and floated off her lesbian momma’s couch into Clair Huxtable’s have-it-all life. Then Helena Andrews grew up and traveled far from her unconventional childhood in Catalina, California.

The Columbia University graduate made her way to Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She left with a master’s degree and moved to Washington, D.C. Andrews’ life as a journalist in the...

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