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ARI LENNOX – REMIX

Esteemed vocalist Ari Lennox (Dreamville/Interscope Records) displays her sultry stylings once again as she presents the Shea Butter Baby (Remix EP). Lennox solicits stellar crooner Durand Bernarr, rapper Smino and the popular cross-genre Doja Cat for the three track EP, released today. Each track offers its own unique take on the original, while still maintaining Lennox’s soulful vibe; with production courtesy of J. Cole, Craig Brockman, Omen, Ron Gilmore and Elite. The project includes remakes of “I Been” and “Facetime,” while Doja Cat lends her distinct sound and verse to “BMO.” The latter served as the third official single from Lennox’s acclaimed debut album, Shea Butter Baby, which also spawned the hit records, “Shea Butter Baby” with J. Cole and fan favorite, “New Apartment.”  The album landed on eight year-end lists for “Top Album,” including those compiled by the Associated Press, Billboard, NPR and Complex. You can listen to the Shea Butter Baby (Remix EP) HERE.

Ari Lennox’s unprecedented success was marked by an exciting 2019. The DC-born singer-songwriter preceded the release of her debut album by performing in front of 40,000 fans at the inaugural Dreamville Festival. The songstress continued on to headline the sold-out Shea Butter Baby Tour before joining Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You Tour. In August, Lennox headlined Live Nation Urban’s Femme It Forward music series in Philadelphia, PA. Her work earned her nominations at the 2019 Soul Train. This year, Lennox earned nominations at the NAACP and iHeart Music Awards, and she received a GRAMMY nomination for her work on the Dreamville album, Revenge of the Dreamers III. Lennox continues to work on new music as she looks forward to an equally captivating 2020.

Shea Butter Baby Remix EP
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Transforming Your Home With Self-Care In Mind

If you’re searching for methods of transforming your home into a self-care sanctuary, you may be surprised to know that you don’t exactly have to spend a fortune to achieve this healing goal. Your home should showcase optimal comfortability level and while you should view your home as the one place in the world you can truly let go and just relax, you will benefit significantly health-wise from making small impactful adjustments to your day-to-day lifestyle as well. From reducing anxiety and stress to an improved ability to find quality sleep on a regular basis, making necessary changes will benefit your life in many ways. Therefore, incorporating self-care routines such as hand and nail care, while making physical changes to your home will be an effort that will continue to pay off. 

The following home adjustments will increase your quality of life and transform your home into the ultimate calming sanctuary.

Relaxation Through Nature

Bringing nature indoors has become an increasingly popular design trend in recent years, and for several notable reasons. While the visual appeal of natural elements, such as pot plants and elegant wall fountains for the indoors will drastically transform your bland space instantly, the health benefits of nature will impact your quality of life through inducing calm and relaxation. This is because simply being around nature will help you feel more at ease, and there is ample scientific evidence to support the fact. Even though you don’t have to transform your home into an indoor jungle, adding a few indoor plants and incorporating the soothing sounds of running water with even a small water wall will be enough to summon an absolutely blissful atmosphere. 

Other methods of bringing nature in, suggest that creating a small and practical kitchen herb garden or creating a display shelf of assorted crystals and gems are also incredibly popular. It is key to avoid going overboard and rather build up a natural aroma in your home as you go, as this will help you actively create an interior design you are comfortable with, rather than making extreme changes that may feel overwhelming.

Focus On Comfort

So many homeowners make the all too common mistake of designing their homes with visual appeal in mind while neglecting elements such as comfort. Even though the visual appeal is important, many would agree that it is far more important to feel comfortable in you home rather than focus on methods of impressing guests with your modern design talent. Therefore, a simple way of transforming your home without spending too much is to simply assess your current home design and consider which elements are cramping the comfort level. Perhaps you could add a few more cosy scatter cushions, or remove overwhelming decor items that take up space and harden the atmosphere. Your home should be decorated for you, and not for your guests. Adding comfort items such as candles, cushions, and area rugs is a great and affordable way of enhancing comfort in your home.

Keep Your Home Clean And Fresh

There’s no denying that countless homeowners around the world truly underestimate the impacts of a clean and fresh home. As many feel that a cluttered and cramped living space impacts their quality of life, a clean home will have the opposite effect. However, if you are not entirely fond of cleaning, it would be wise to consider creating a cleaning schedule that allows you to complete one or two tasks per day as this will help you reduce the overall effort, while you are able to keep your home clean in general. You could designate Mondays for dusting, Tuesdays for laundry, and so on. Alternatively, you could also craft a calming cleaning schedule and change your perspective on the chore by considering cleaning as a detox of your home that will ultimately detox your daily life from dust, clutter, and other smothering negatives that live in our homes.

Repaint With Relaxation In Mind

Painting your home is an extremely affordable way of increasing property value, and instantly sprucing up your property as well. However, if you opt to repaint with relaxation in mind by opting for calming colours such as neutral colours and soothing tones, you will be able to notice an immediate impact on the general atmosphere in your home. Therefore, you should avoid bright and bold colours such as emerald green and shocking pink as these are by no means relaxing colours. Grey palettes and pastels are perfect when considering your comfort.

COVID-19 POLICY ALLIANCE

To prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed, states should focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19 at high-risk sites, such as nursing homes, and in high-risk localities, the COVID-19 Policy Alliance—a group of experts brought together by two professors at the MIT Sloan School of Management—said in a presentation released today.

The Alliance also put online a set of data analytic tools to enable states to identify the highest risk facilities and localities—those with clusters of individuals over 65 or with relevant health issues. 

The Alliance analysis indicates that one of the factors possibly leading to the high fatality rate in Italy was that sick people from areas with concentrations of high-risk individuals overwhelmed hospitals, creating a domino effect that led to skyrocketing death rates. The Alliance has developed tools to identify institutions and counties in every state in the U.S. that have the same characteristics as the points in Italy that put its health care system into a tailspin.   

For example, the data tools not only show where nursing homes are and how many people reside in them, but show which nursing homes have had the most problems previously with infections. For counties, the tools show not only areas with high numbers of elderly, but also those with high numbers of individuals of all ages suffering from diabetes, obesity and other conditions that create COVID-19 risk.

A 15-minute webinar describing the Alliance’s tools and recommendations for U.S. federal, state and local policymakers is here. The webinar expands on a slide deck that lays out the analysis and guidance.

The COVID-19 Policy Alliance was launched on March 11 by Professors Simon Johnson, the Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Retsef Levi, the J. Spencer Standish Professor of Operations Management. They pulled together a team of experts from across MIT and elsewhere to analyze the available data on the pandemic. The tools will be updated as more data and analysis are available.

Levi said, “We want to help states make data-based decisions that can save lives. Focusing on the sites and areas that are most likely to lead hospitals to crash is key.”

Johnson said, “Hospitals are a critical line of defense in the ongoing battle against COVID-19. We must focus now on preventing our world-renowned hospital systems from collapsing.”

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HAND × NAIL CARE

How to prevent hands from cracking and staying hydrated:

•Moisturize one to two times a day with a cream such as Cerave Cream or Aveeno Eczema Cream.

•Choosing a fragrance-free formula is also a good idea.

•It is generally best to opt for cleansers that only have gentle ingredients.

Neutrogena Hydroboost Gel prevents dryness without clogging pores and absorbs into the skin quickly without leaving any residue and is perfect for year-round use.

•Avoid antibacterial soap, which can be drying. Unless you’re instructed to use antibacterial soap for medical reasons, then just use the regular stuff instead.

•I don’t think you can use too many products as they will all be absorbed into your skin.

•Other products can be added to target specific concerns, like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid for acne, or hyaluronic acid for irritation or dryness.

How to prevent nails becoming brittle and weaker and advice for strengthening your nails:

•Wear gloves when hand washing dishes or cleaning.

•Do not use antibacterial soap. 

•Moisturize cuticles with Aquaphor, Vaseline or CND Solar Oil.

DermaNail Conditioner – use twice a day; Helps dry, brittle nails.

•Biotin – a vitamin which accelerates nail growth (My favorite is vitafusion Gummies for Hair, Skin, and Nails because it contains a good amount of Biotin and is also a multivitamin).

•Keep nails short; file nails gently; avoid nail trauma (such as using them to open packages or remove lids from cans).

•For soft nails – use Nailtiques 2 Plus Lacquer or Sally Hansen Advanced Hard as Nails Strengthener.

•Use nail polish remover that does not contain acetone.

*Tips provided by Elizabeth Mullans, MD, Board-Certified Dermatologist practicing in Houston, Texas.

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Becky G – SAYGRACE

SAYGRACE today offers a brand new remix of her Tiktok-topping hit entitled “Boys Ain’t Shit (Estos Chicos No Lo Son Remix)” Featuring Becky G.
Listen Here.
 
The video for ‘Boys Ain’t Shit’ has already enjoyed over 5 million views, and the single has been trending on TikTok with over 200k video creations.

This remix is the latest offering from SAYGRACE who released her critically-lauded debut EP last month entitled The Defining Moments of SayGrace: Girlhood, Fuckboys & Situationships. 

SAYGRACE says: “I am honored to have Becky G join me on this new version of my song. She’s such an accomplished performer and songwriter, who like me, also started out as a teenager in this business, and I am blown away to hear she’s a fan.*”

Adds Becky G about lending her voice to “Boys Ain’t Shit”: “I loved the original song so much and wanted to jump on it! I feel people around the world, no matter what language they speak, have related to the sentiment of the song at some point in life.”
 
“Boys Ain’t Shit” finds SAYGRACE flipping the script on a man who pushed her to the breaking point — but instead of vectoring in on the problems in their situationship, SAYGRACE turned the track into an anthem for all women who feel like swiping, doing emotional labor, and the interchangeable nature of modern dating is dehumanizing. 
 
SAYGRACE released a trilogy of videos for featured tracks on her EP – “Boys Ain’t Shit, “Doin’ Too Much,” and “Gone” , all representing the viewpoint of SAYGRACE’s younger self.
 
Offers SAYGRACE about her EP: “The things that I’ve gone through have made me a little rough around the edges and hard for some people to take, but it’s who I am. I’d rather be this way than be a version of myself that makes you feel more comfortable,” she says.
 
SAYGRACE thinks of her lyrics as a message to the younger version of herself, and a message to any woman who needs to hear it; that in a world that’s always trying to shrink you, you can be as big as you want. “As woman we’re told all your value is placed on how fuckable you are, but I refuse to accept that as reality,” she says. “What I realized as I got older is that nothing is more powerful than divine feminine energy and when woman come together and support each other the possibilities are infinite.” SAYGRACE is all about finding her place and her power as a young woman despite sometimes still feeling like a lost kid in this big world. 
 
Her EP, The Defining Moments of SayGrace: Girlhood, Fuckboys & Situationships, is her manifesto. 

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RICH THE KID – Red

Multiplatinum rapper Rich The Kid releases his new video “Red” today.
 
Watch “Red”: HERE
 
The song appears on his recently released album BOSS MAN. The 19-track album has features from Lil BabyDaBabyNicki MinajPost MaloneLil Tjay, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, London On Da Track and Quavo.
Rich The Kid is returning with his new release with his new partner label Republic Records and is looking toward 2020 with his greatest music yet. In 2017, Rich The Kid delivered his intoxicating “New Freezer” with Kendrick Lamar. The RIAA double Platinum track was followed by the triple Platinum colossal single “Plug Walk” in 2018. At this point, Rich The Kid had merely hit his stride after years of grinding, making records and breaking other acts like the world famous Migos and Famous Dex. Rich’s fame was growing as both a star rapper and label entrepreneur. The World Is Yours debuted in 2018, fueled by the aforementioned “New Freezer” and “Plug Walk.” Titled as a clear nod to Nas, the project showcased how Rich The Kid navigated seamlessly through crafting bangers that not only could live in a club, but also through car radios and AirPods. In 2019 he followed with The World Is Yours 2, led by its platinum single “Splashin,” and is now ready for the world to hear his new music.

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Rod Wave – Pray 4 Love

Rapper-singer Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen Records) has just released the title single from his forthcoming second studio album, Pray 4 Love. Combining all the elements of a classic hip hop track, Rod Wave’s wordplay and intensity shines across the nostalgic beat, produced by Tre Gilliam (Kevin Gates/Quando Rondo).

The 20-year-old Florida native continues to garner a steady following, with fans noting the lure of his authenticity and unique delivery. Earlier this month, Rod Wave’s visibility soared with the Lyrical Lemonade debut of his video for “Thief in the Night.” The black and white Cole Bennett-directed visual, has exceeded 7.5MM views on YouTube to date. Both tracks are slated to appear on the official album, due April 3rd.

You can listen to “Pray 4 Love” HERE

In 2018, Rod Wave started laying the framework for his sound through a series of mixtapes, including the Hunger Games trilogy and PTSD. By mid-2019, he was prepared to release his debut studio album, Ghetto Gospel, which peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200. The record produced the platinum single, “Heart on Ice” and received coverage on PitchforkCreative Loafing, XXL and more.

Rod Wave recently announced the postponement of his sold out 22-stop Ghetto Gospel tour due to the current global pandemic. In the interim, he is gearing up for the release of Pray 4 Love

Rod Wave’s “Pray 4 Love” eSingle

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Conan Gray – Kid Krow

Pop singer-songwriter Conan Gray unveils a new song entitled “Wish You Were Sober” in advance of his anxiously awaited full-length debut, Kid Krow—arriving in stores and at all digital retailers this Friday March 20, 2020 via Republic Records.  Listen HERE & watch HERE

Pre-order Kid Krow HERE via Republic Records.

Conan Gray is currently one of YouTube Music’s Artists on the Rise, YouTube’s emerging artist program that champions breaking talent and rising stars. As part of the campaign, Gray is set to collaborate with YouTube Music on a unique content series that will live on his Official Artist Channel and invite fans to get to know Conan on a deeper level.

YouTube Music’s Artists on the Rise adds to a list of prestigious campaigns Conan has been selected to join, including his participation into both VEVO DSCVR and MTV Push earlier this year.

Well before Kid Krow even landed, Gray impressively amassed an astounding 600 million streams! The album will include the hit single “Maniac”, which has already been added to BBC Radio 1 in the UK and certified Gold in Australia.  Also featured on Kid Krow are buzzworthy tracks, “The Story”, “Comfort Crowd”, and “Checkmate”. Not to mention, last year’s Sunset Season EP clocked 300 million streams between the fan favorites “Crush Culture,” “Idle Town,” and “Generation Why.”

As the story goes, Conan Gray found a way out of his tiny Texas hometown by building his own musical world from nothing more than Garage Band and a cheap microphone taped to a lamp.
 
Within two years since uploading “Idle Town,” he quietly climbed to the forefront of pop on the back of his debut EP, Sunset Season [Republic Records], and a string of successful singles. Amassing upwards of 600 million streams, he garnered acclaim from Vogue, VMAN, Teen Vogue, Paper, The FADER, MTV, i-D, Billboard, Wonderland, Clash, Notion, Seventeen, and OnesToWatch, to name a few, made his television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and transformed peers such as Billie Eilish, Halsey, BTS, The 1975, Brendon Urie, Troye Sivan, Lewis Capaldi, and Noah Cyrus into ardent and vocal fans. Prior to the release of a proper full-length, he sold out three North American headline tours and a European headline tour in addition to supporting Panic! At The Disco and performing at Lollapalooza. He will be playing top festivals such as Coachella and Firefly in 2020.

*Photo credit: Brian Ziff

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@Lenscrafters @Luxottica Seems to Ignore @NYSOA State × Federal Guidelines

My beloved @LensCrafters @Luxottica how can you have the audacity to allow employees and customers come to your retail space during a pandemic? According to the @NYSOA, you should be vigilant and close your stores over the next 2 weeks so we can avoid what happened in #ITALY #coronavirus #NYC

According to S&P Global Luxottica suspends production × logistics as Italy’s virus toll grows.

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NHL suspends season owing to Covid-19 fears

The 2019-20 season of National Hockey League (NHL) has been suspended until further notice owing to coronavirus fears. Gary Bettman, the Commissioner of the league announced via a statement recently that considering the ongoing developments related to Covid-19 and after detailed consultations with medical experts and Board of Governors, the NHL has paused the ongoing season starting March 12, 2020.

The NHL players Association termed the decision as the right course of action. It came within 24 hours of suspension of the NBA, after a player in the basketball league tested positive for novel coronavirus. Bettman admitted that the suspension of NBA was one of the factors in pausing the NHL season. He shared that it’s only a matter of time that someone from the NHL community would also test positive for the virus, and in that light it’d not appropriate to continue playing games.

NBA Cancellation

NBA cancelled the game between Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at the last minute on March 11th, Wednesday night, after Rudy Gobert, the Jazz’ centre player tested positive for Covid-19. 

The Toronto Raptors announced the next day that the travelling staff, coaches and players had been advised to self-isolate themselves for at least a couple of weeks. As a cautionary measure, the Raptors’ travelling party and team members were tested for coronavirus.

NHL Suspension a wise decision

It’s worth noting that several NHL teams share their arenas with NBA teams, including Toronto Raptors and the Toronto Maple Leafs. NHL is currently urging community members to take all possible precautions, including self-quarantining themselves, if required. The NHL statement was released only a few hours after it instructed the teams to cancel their meetings and practices with immediate effect. Needless to say, considering the extensive NHL odds that are offered by several bookmakers, the move is also expected to have a major impact on NHL betting world.

Bettman has revealed that NHL will resume the paused season as soon as things get back to normal, so that they can get through with the remaining games in a worry-free environment, and hand over the Stanley Cup to the rightfully deserving team.

The American Hockey League and the Canadian Hockey League have also put their respective seasons on hold. The suspension of NHL is amongst the many high profile sports event cancellations that have happened in North America lately. A large number of political rallies, music concerts, sporting events, festivals and conferences have gotten nixed in the fear of coronavirus spreading pretty swiftly among large crowd gatherings.

The Canadian and US Health officials have advised people to refrain from gathering in large numbers and to avoid crowded places. It should be noted that a normal NHL arena seats anywhere from 15,000 to 20,000 fans.

At the time of writing this piece, over 170,000 people across the world have been diagnosed with Covid-19. There have been over 6,500 deaths due to the virus so far.