Being in love: The dope factor WHEN PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE it triggers events in the brain that are similar to mental illness (boy does that explain a lot). First our sex hormones are excited and awakened. Then dopamine—the same stuff that’s activated by cocaine—is released in the brain. Next comes adrenaline and a chemical called serotonin,…

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ON FATHER’S DAY, I was walking along South Street in Philadelphia with my 9-year-old son, Solomon, and my 12-year-old daughter, Eve. A woman passed by in shorts that were so small they showed much of her buttocks. “Eeeeww,” Eve said. I was glad my daughter responded that way, because it means she has internalized the…

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I’M REALLY GLAD I’m not Kim Kardashian. Despite the fact that she’s loaded, takes private jets to exotic places, has a closet filled with designer clothes, and has a talented, if not a bit nutso, husband in Kanye West, I’m glad. You know why I’m glad I’m not Kim Kardashian? Because she is the poster child…

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Question of the Day You were so in love when you were 20. Then love did you dirty and your heart was broken. Fast forward 15 years later. You meet your old flame again, and despite the hurts of the past, sparks fly. Do you give love another try with your old flame or do…

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Romance without finance has never been an issue for you. That’s especially true now that you’ve met the man/woman of your dreams. Everything appears to be going smoothly on the first few dates. This person is loving, kind, considerate, and seems to have it all together. You learn about a month into this new situation…

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Question of the Day: Lately your bank account has become increasingly low.  You get on a budget, but your mate maintains their poor spending habits and refuses to take the necessary steps to get you both out of debt by doing simple things like taking lunch to work.  You are stressed to the max about…

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YOU’RE APPROACHING THE END of your child bearing years and the children you have are almost grown. Then a funny thing happens. You meet a new love who has no children, but wants to have kids with you. Babies are cute, but … do you proceed with the relationship knowing you’ll eventually have to push…

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Question of the day: You meet a new love interest who is smart, kind, loving and generous, BUT they are a non-believer in your faith.  Do you attempt to convert them, pray on it—because, after all, God can move mountains—or do you simply keep it moving? (Featured Photo © CanstockPhoto)

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Question of the day: THIS ONE  just for the ladies. It’s Valentine’s Day, and things are going well with your new love, especially since you’ve lost a significant amount of weight and you’re feeling really good about yourself.  You’re out to dinner enjoying a light meal when your new love drops the bombshell. He wants…

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Question of the day: Miss Independent is more than a song by Ne-Yo. It’s real. African American women are are far more likely than other women to be the sole or primary household earner and head of household. Do you think this causes a further divide in relationships when women are viewed as “Miss Independent”…

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