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Create Something Fierce

Pittsburgh artist J.G. Boccella uses a variety of materials to create the faces of his masterpiec­es—a little bit of permanent marker, a shade or...
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Head Over Killer Heels

My high school’s colors were black and white; I never quite fit in there. As my final act of rebellion, I paired my white...
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P!NK’S Concert, Pittsburgh, Pa., April 7, 2018

I suffer from a condition called “FOMO” (fear of missing out). I do. It’s serious. So, when I found myself on my sisterhood’s group...
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Movie Review: Black Panther

Marvel's Black Panther came to life on the big screen and immediately set records. In early April 2018, Black Panther replaced the blockbuster film...
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Book Review Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace

Civility in the workplace is such an important topic! Atmospheres that lack civility are often toxic and result in low morale, less productivity, and...
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Dream, Girl

Thursday, June 9th, the Paris The­ater in New York City; red carpet rolled out and the clicking sound of cameras snapping. Each pho­tographer trying...
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Music Review: Svet, Electro Hip-Hop Violinist

From the moment I entered the Inspiring Lives Magazine Launch Party, I felt the excitement in the air. From the red carpet to the...
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Tatiana Moroz

With several LPs and EPs under her belt, Tatiana Moroz is on her way to another release. This is a woman who demonstrates passion not...
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Music Review: The Light of Lydia Elle

I can’t say enough about Lydia. Although we have not had the honor of meeting yet, her presence is felt, through her song and...
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Mara Rago: Images of Souls and Everything In Between

One of Pittsburgh’s premier photographers is an amazing example of God-given talent who, one day, relied on her faith and took the plunge. Oh, and...
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The Monster at the End of Your Book

My parents saved all the books I had as a child, so I have the pleasure of reading them to my own children. One...
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Making Cultural Connections to Embrace Diversity

Sattie Persaud came to the United States from Suriname with the hopes of gaining a college education. As it turned out, she had much...
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