Living Life

Living Life

how to break the glass ceiling

What Glass Ceiling?

Three Times. Not Once, Not Twice, But Thrice. It’s the number of times our dear friend Dorothy clicked her heels in order to return home to...
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5 Tips To Help You Stick to A Consistent Exercise Routine

We are now four months into 2017. By now, many people have already given up on their “I’m gonna work out every day” New...
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Don’t Allow Money to Dictate Your Career Choice

When I began my studies as an undergraduate student, I majored in mechanical engineering. I absolutely love cars, but the main reason I chose engineering...

Date Night Chicago Edition: 25 Ideas to Spice Up Your Next One

The second installment of our Date Night series finds Nia Magazine sitting high atop the broad shoulders of Chicago. There’s no wonder it’s called the Windy...
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Why America Must Pass the Chalk to Black Women

This singular moment in Hidden Figures sums up how the US should interact with Black women. During a highly classified government meeting, a group consisting...
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What Cuba Has Taught Me

It has now been about 1 week since I left Cuba and I am still processing everything that I got to experience and see on...
eating healthy

6 Ways To Kick Unhealthy Food Out of Your Kitchen Once & For All

Eating healthy at home can feel so daunting and even boring to some. Most people simply have no idea how tasty and easy healthy...
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5 Things Every Woman Needs To Be Successful

So you’ve decided that you want to be successful.  Great!  This will be the easiest decision you make on your road to success. The road...
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What’s On Your Bucket List? (and How to Check It Off)

It seems to be tradition to examine the direction of our lives twice a year: once at the beginning to set resolutions, and once...
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6 Lessons Living Abroad Has Taught Me About Life

For the past six months, I have lived in southeast Asia as an English teacher in Thailand. Being a born-and-bred Californian, the experience has been...
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Date Night Atlanta Edition: 28 Ideas to Make Your Next Date the Best One...

If you’re anything like me, a date invitation evokes instant smiles. The kind that starts in your eyes and gently curls the corners of...
how to become an entrepreneur

Start Your Business: 5 Steps to Transition from Employee to Solopreneur

Four years ago, Ayanna Penn was full time social worker with a growing family. She was ready for a change. Penn wanted to be able...
Meet 5 Black Women Conquering the Design & Art World

Curators of Cool: Meet The 5 Black Women Conquering the Design & Art World

From skyscrapers and custom homes, to product development and interior design solutions, the amazing talent of Black architects and designers is on full display...

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WHY I STARTED NIA

Why I Started Nia Magazine

The most important piece is YOU, our readers. Thank you in advance for being a part of the Nia movement. I want to hear from you. What do you want to see? What do you care about? Nia is a dialogue. We’re in this together.

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The Truth About The Masks We Wear: It’s Time to Discover...

Façade. Front. Masquerade. Fake. Are these the words that describe your life? WAIT! Before you stop reading…stay with me. I know it may be difficult to...

Spitting Fire

Wait…did this child just spit on me? I felt the moisture on my chin and neck. My hands rushed to my face, but stopped short...

But God: A Sink Full of Blessings

I love the entire process of cooking. This includes thinking about what to prepare, getting the ingredients together, and preparing and serving the meal. When...