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Why some people feel the need to shade someone else’s success.

An white Apple iPhone with an image of an angry face emoji.
An white Apple iPhone with an image of an angry face emoji.

Earlier this year, you may have heard about the drama that ensued between the unofficial mayor of Twitter, Chrissy Teigen, and Brooklyn-based cook and food author, Alison Roman (yes, that was *this* year). In addition to faithfully serving her over 13 million Twitter constituents with her amusing takes on anything and everything within her consciousness, Teigen’s well-known side hustles include being a media personality, model, and cookbook author, as well as mother to the infinitely adorable Luna and Miles, and wife to EGOT-winner John Legend (née Arthur the Aardvark). …


And How to Save It, Too…

A single dollar bill in front of a white brick wall
A single dollar bill in front of a white brick wall
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Since being stuck at home for COVID, I’ve been looking for additional streams of income to save for a rainy day, while also struggling with my desire to indulge in some serious online retail therapy. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on who you ask), I discovered the best of both worlds and — despite practically being raised as an only child — have decided to share my discoveries with you just in time for the gift-giving holiday season. So, without further ado, here are a few secrets on how to make money while spending it.

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Websites like Rakuten, BeFrugal, and Ibotta…


Girls wearing pearls in a nineties kind of world.

Cast of Living Single: T.C. Carson, Erika Alexander, Kim Fields, Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, and John Henton (Fox)
Cast of Living Single: T.C. Carson, Erika Alexander, Kim Fields, Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, and John Henton (Fox)
Cast of Living Single: T.C. Carson, Erika Alexander, Kim Fields, Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, and John Henton (Fox)

Raise your hand if, like me, you have been rewatching the classic TV sitcom, Living Single, during these quarantimes? For those of you who are unfamiliar with the show (whaaattt?), Yvette Lee Bowser’s Living Single was a ’90s TV sitcom that centered on the personal and professional lives of six Black 20-something friends living in a Brooklyn, New York brownstone. Basically, it is the OG and superior version of Friends, and a staple of Black culture.

My daily lockdown routine has consisted of waking up, taking care of my personal hygiene, and commuting from my bedroom to the living room…

Janelle Elle

I write articles about random ideas that pop into my head.

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