Personal Development . By Maya Smart | February 24 , 2014

6 Ways To Turn a Sick Day Into a Better-Already Day

Make Yourself at Home Find the comfiest spot in your house and declare it your get-better zone. Peace, quiet and natural light

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Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | February 27 , 2014

The Hair Craft Project

A woman after my own heart, artist Sonya Clark is preoccupied with the texture, styling and politics of black hair.  Her

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NCAA Men of March: Shaka Smart (Full Video)

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Maya's Favorites, Personal Development . By Maya Smart | March 12 , 2014

Win Anyway

The scene plays itself out several times a game.  There comes a moment when an official’s whistle blows (or doesn’t blow)

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Personal Development, Author & Leader Interviews . By Maya Smart | March 15 , 2014

How Sarah Rinaldi (TV Director/Producer) Makes Things Happen

Sarah Rinaldi whisked into my life when she marched a crew of men into my kitchen to film a documentary on my husband. Within

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Literacy Skills, Early Language . By Maya Smart | March 21 , 2014

TEDxRVA Giveaway

Today’s giveaway is in partnership with TEDxRVA, a local event that engages dynamic audiences with live talks by locally

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Community, Author & Leader Interviews . By Maya Smart | April 01 , 2014

How Tamika Lamison (Founder of Make a Film Foundation) Makes Things Happen

Most of the women I’ve interviewed on this site are very successful in a traditional sense. They’ve worked hard, climbed the

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Maya's Favorites, Personal Development . By Maya Smart | April 02 , 2014

How-To Books: You’re Reading Them Wrong

I’ve probably bought 200 volumes in the genre, all promising to offer up the keys to eternal happiness, flawless skin, heaps of

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Personal Development . By Maya Smart | April 11 , 2014

My Writing Process

A not-quite-midlife crisis sent me back to school last year–VMFA Studio School. There I tried to shed my business

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Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | April 13 , 2014

Recommended Reading for Olivia Pope

As “Scandal” careens toward its season finale Thursday, I can’t help wondering along with Olivia Pope what her life would

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