Braddock: Why I Came Back

Braddock is rather resilient. A town of approximately 2,100 people with a median income of a little over $20,000 is building a new identity and looking to the people to help lead that transformation

Hustle Her Way Hosts Slay in Your Lane Networking Mixer

The sold out Hustle Her Way Summit  runs from June 8-10th. The annual Pittsburgh summit is an empowering three days full of confidence building branding workshops for the fiercest of creatives. Created by branding bombshell and creator of Life of a Bombshell Cosmetics Kyshira Moffett, the summit gets grander and more creative every year.  This…

4 Festivals to Check For in the 412

After what seemed like the coldest winter ever we’re finally making it to warmer weather and the cabin fever is real! It turns out that Pittsburgh has a festival for pretty much anything and what we lack in music festivals (I can only count the music festivals on one hand) we make up for in…

If Season 4 of The 100 Was Nuclear Season 5 is Intense

Season 4 of CW’s The 100 ended with the end of the world and we’re still waiting to see who survived and who didn’t. I’ve said it before that this show is beyond awesome because it toys with morality and this thought of who exactly is the villain. It seems like all the clans in…

Existential Crisis: Falling Out of Love is Crucial

“No, we can’t be friends because you were a terrible boyfriend. What would make me think you would be an awesome friend?” – Me (2016) People can be friends with their exes if said person deserves it. The older I get the more I realize that not everyone deserves my friendship because frankly, I’m a…

Pressing Questions About Vanity Publishers and Self-Publishing

Self publishing is as easy as downloading software and clicking publish now a days. The hardest part of publishing a book is actually writing and editing said book. That’s why there are so many books in the Kindle Market Place. Since anyone can be an author it’s opened the door for many people also being…

Happy Mon(Daé) 21

It’s one of those Mondays where everyone should get a gold star for existing. The Pittsburgh gloom isn’t making it any better, our roads are holding on just as great as our motivation, but cheers to a positive and productive week ahead and pushing through every detour. 412 Freshness There’s so much positivity happening in…

Neighborhood Watch: Braddock’s Rising

I wasn’t born to see Braddock when it was booming but I plan on sticking around for the rebuild. My grandmother worked at the grocery store on the Ave, my mother attended school in Braddock before the merger, and almost every day of my childhood was spent at the Braddock Library. After living in several…

Style & Glam Pittsburgh Brings the Glam in April

Weekends in April call for lots of glam in the forecast and Style and Glam Pittsburgh is the force behind it. This April expect big events with more style and talent that anyone can handle. Every year Style and Glam gets bigger and brighter. 2018 is no different. Founder Jamyce Patterson saw the void in the Pittsburgh…

Seat Yourself at Federal Galley

What’s better than going to one yummy restaurant? Going to four under one roof is the correct answer. And just when you think that there’s no way the peeps at Smallman Galley can outdo themselves, they did! Federal Galley is located at Nova Place and it’s just as cool as its location and bigger than…

Did Someone Tell Me That Science Wasn’t A Girl Thing?

Did someone tell me that math and science were no go zones for girls? Because little me wanted to be a writer, artist, a professional hula hooper, and a million other things. Not one of them involved math or science though and it turns out I’m actually pretty great at both! 74% of young girls…

4 St. Paddy’s Day Celebrations in the 412

Pittsburgh is known for throwing the second largest Saint Patrick’s Day celebration in the entire country for a reason. From the parade, to the food it’s hard not to have a good time come March 17th, 2018. This year’s parade begins at 10am and takes on the same route as the last. Coming from an…