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BY: Bailey Desiree Bial
DIG South returns to Charleston this year for a three-day celebration of tech entrepreneurs and creatives.
BY: Mike Grabman
Our fearless author got that surgery—To recap it was to fix the varicose veins in his right leg. The timing was both good, and bad.
BY: Helen Mitternight
Holy City has unholy AIDS stats - what you can do
BY: Bailey Desiree Bial
You've put your summer wardrobe way, and now it’s time to get out the good stuff. But if you’re like me, you’re ready for some new stuff. Also if you’re like me, I heard money doesn’t grow on trees, so I like to stay within a (major) budget. In Charleston, fall and winter is all about layering. I’m not asking you to buy your perfect fitting jeans and classic white tee-shirt at goodwill, but rather novelty pieces that can be used to mixing, matching, and layering. Here are some tips for your trip to the thrift store!
BY: Mike Grabman
Bartenders have an unspoken oath: Don't talk poorly of bars where you don't work. It's unbecoming. Well luckily I've always thought that was a dumb rule. Corporate bars are garbage. Spending a half million dollars to create a "dive" bar is a joke. There are maybe 10 bars I like in Charleston. And I frequent less than that. One of those bars that I do frequent is The Recovery Room.
BY: Helen Mitternight
Math Can Find Your Mate
BY: Becky Millard
Keep moving before the stones disappear beneath the water.
BY: Becky Millard
Feeling lonely? Are you alone? Do you experience loneliness? What's that all about?
BY: Jarrod C. Fritz
Learn how to make more time to take care of yourself and fit massage into your life.
BY: Amy Smith
How do you promote or share your work with others & what advice can you give to other creatives in your field? How do you self-promote when you're not a born self-promoter?
BY: Mike Grabman
Every single person running for mayor has come out in support of extending I-526. Why is Charleston intent on destroying it's culture? Stop the madness.
BY: Lorena Jordan
On November 3rd, 2015, the people of Charleston will do something that has not been done since 1975: go vote in a mayoral race that won’t have Joseph P. Riley, Jr. on the ballot. For this historical election, I decided to research the candidates to discover more about them, and determine who were my top choices and who I felt needed one more four year term before winning the hottest seat in town.
BY: Lorena Jordan
How, in a city that is heavily stratified by race, income, and history, can one man remain in power so long and remain so beloved? We say thank you to Mayor Joe Riley for forty years of service.
BY: Spencer Barnhart
Feeling cold-blooded this Halloween? Makeup artist Spencer Barnhart creates a reptile look.
BY: Helen Mitternight
What's it Take to Be Naughty?
BY: Andrew C. Petersen
Rene Furterer's line of haircare products combine the best of nature with pharmaceutical expertise. Meet with a Rene Furterer professional this Friday at Stuart Laurence Salon to discuss the challenges you face with your hair and/or scalp.
BY: Helen Mitternight
Defunding Planned Parenthood Misses the Point
BY: Ben Grenaway
If Ginny Deerin is successful in her upcoming bid to be Charleston, South Carolina’s next mayor, she will make history, becoming Charleston’s first female mayor and South Carolina’s first LGBT mayor.
BY: John F. Abess
It is impressive and perhaps mystifying that Pope Francis is drawing such extensive crowds - that he was the first pope ever to address both houses of Congress and that he is speaking to the United Nations. Shrink Think takes a stab at why the times and the man are right for each other.
BY: Erica Veal
As an African Studies enthusiast, I learned a long time ago that the overwhelming majority of enslaved people brought from Africa during the Trans Atlantic Slave trade ended up in Hispanic colonies throughout the Caribbean and South America. So for me, Hispanic Heritage Month represents another opportunity to celebrate and uplift black history on a national scale, similarly to how it’s done in February for African American History.
BY: Dorothea Hudson
“When you criminalize the poor, this is class war!” The Peoples Solidarity Society held a protest against the new law banning pan handling in Charleston, SC. The new ordinance prohibits anyone — including panhandlers, people collecting money for charities, handing out religious fliers or selling newspapers — from passing items to or from the occupant of a vehicle on a roadway in a traffic lane.
BY: Madison Jill Miller
I watched the Republican Debate last night not only for entertainment value (drink every time someone mentions Ronald Reagan!), but also to stay informed. And also, honestly… out of pure confusion. How is Donald Trump ACTUALLY the front-runner to be the Republican Candidate for the upcoming Presidential Election?
BY: Erin Weiss
Ever wondered where the fat goes when you lose weight? Certified fitness instructor Erin Weiss has the answer.
BY: Guest Blogger
Guest blogger Tom Isaksen was visiting Charleston from his hometown of Sydney, Australia on the night of June, 17th when Dylann Roof viciously took the lives of nine members of Emanuel AME Church. Here, he remembers the horrifying event.
BY: Mike Grabman
Baby Boomers Go Bust
BY: Andrew C. Petersen
Internationally trained and renowned cosmetic artist Andrew C. Petersen sits down with Lisa Thomas to talk beauty, the beauty business, and her new venture, Ooh! Beautiful.
BY: Jarrod C. Fritz
Does money, or the lack thereof, limit your ability to receive regular massage? Let's change that perception!
BY: Helen Mitternight
The Wrong People Are Sorry
BY: Spencer Barnhart
Pastel Pink, Lavender, Neon blues, and even Granny Gray has completely taken over 2015 hair trends.
BY: Helen Mitternight
Do We Need to Tell the World We're Perfect?
BY: Jarrod C. Fritz
Learn what limits your movement and how massage can help.
BY: Mike Grabman
A father knows his daughter's true worth
BY: Andrew C. Petersen
An interview with the Hair Guru of Charleston, Butch Jones, Artistic Director at Stuart Laurence Salon
BY: Bailey Desiree Bial
Summer makeup trends to try this season
BY: Spencer Barnhart
The most effective ways to use liquid lipsticks, providing hours of wear even through date nights and Charleston’s sticky humidity.
BY: Helen Mitternight
When is it time to strike "alleged" from the accusations?
BY: Helen Mitternight
It's All About Me
BY: Jarrod C. Fritz
Do you know there are different types of massages? Do you know which one is right for you? Learn more here...
BY: Megan Bryan
Every so often find yourself upside down, stuck in a eddy, unable to right yourself. But fear can keep us from really playing, really living, really doing the things we love to do if we become afraid of "flipping."
BY: Renae Brabham
As Charleston buries its own, its people personify unity, hope and change. (All the pics are mine and can be used)

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