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According to a recent study titled “The State of American Vacation: How Vacation Became a Casualty of Our Work Culture,” Americans forfeited 658 million vacation days in 2015 alone, which breaks down to an average of two wasted days per employee. “By giving up this time off, Americans are effectively volunteering hundreds of millions of days of free work for their employers, which results in $61.4 billion in forfeited benefits,” researchers explained. The study, which was conducted by Project Time Off found that Americans once took 20 days off from work per year; however, around the year 2000, that number began to steadily decline. These days, we’re taking a week less off work per year than we did in 1999…
[MadameNoire]

MDMFlow, A Nude For Brown Girls Created By A Brown Girl

We don’t have to rehash the frustration many of us feel when we set out to purchase items (from makeup and nail polish to shoes and underwear) in so-called nude colors and realize in the fashion world nude is really a synonym for a peach flesh tone — just know somebody has your back. And that somebody is Florence Adepoju. Adepoju is the creator of the lipstick line MDMFlow (Madame + a shortened version of her first name), which, according to NY mag, she created in a shed outside of her parent’s home in Essex in the UK. And while the collection contains lipsticks in a variety of colors for all ladies, Adepoju told the mag she specifically created the shade above, New Nude, for women of color…
[MadameNoire]

Netflix Picks Up New Pablo Escobar Related Series

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Netflix knows no chill when it comes to giving fiends what they want and what they want are drug cartel themed shows and gut-wrenching novelas. With all the hoopla behind the announcement that season 2 of Narcos will be dropping in a few months, Deadline is reporting that the streaming service has come to an agreement with Colombia’s Caracol TV to stream one of it’s most popular series, La Niña, and a project still in development called Surviving Pablo Escobar. In case you’re unfamiliar with these titles, Surviving Pablo Escobar is an autobiography penned by John Jairo Velásquez Vásquez a.k.a. Popeye, who led Escobar’s squadron of hitmen but turned himself into authorities in order to prevent the murder of a woman he was in love with…
[HipHopWired]


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