Tiffanie Woods is a freelance writer, editor, and social media strategist. Connect with Tiffanie on Twitter @tiffromthe6.
Getting the role of Jess, the perfectly put-together, always a step ahead assistant to anti-hero Kendall Roy on Succession, was and still is a dream for Juliana Canfield. She landed the part (her first-ever TV job) shortly after graduating from Yale drama school and, since then, has evolved into somewhat of a cult favorite. From her first appearance in Season 1, when she wasn’t sure if she would continue on the show, to Season 3, where her position has been cemented, her following—Jess Hive—h...
With pop cultural fondness for the aughts at an all-time high, author Lina Abascal discusses how she made the bloghouse archive of her dreams a reality.
Type “bloghouse” into any search engine and you’ll find the relics of a time in history that no one saw coming at the intersection of music, fashion, and the beginnings of being perpetually online. It’s a time marked by Myspace Top Eights, American Apparel, DJ mashups, Sparks, and party photography that’s been revived by the ne...
Is this just a fad, or will a weighted blanket relieve the recurring sense of doom that plagues my sleep? I wondered as I revisited the 10 open Amazon tabs before me. Each displayed a variety of weighted blankets; I’d had them open for weeks. Perusing the different weights and color options, ranging in cost from $90 to $115, I wondered just how I got there.
A prominent organizer of anti-police brutality protests in Ferguson and beyond, Brittany Packett tells Broadly that the future of activism is correcting "everything that stands in the way of love."
For years, fans have looked to their musical idols to help get through their hardest times. Read how Frank Ocean’s masterpiece, Blonde, helped soothe a writer suffering from anxiety during a harrowing flight.
Wondering if you should be using Instagram collections?
Even though the feature hasn’t received as much hype as say, Instagram Stories, it’s definitely one of the more useful tools out there!
Whether you want to collect user-generated content or keep an eye on your competitors, Instagram collections can help you keep track of the posts you want to remember.
Ready to get started?
Here are 3 great ways to use Instagram collections for your business:
There are few better feelings than leaving the nail salon with a fresh set. This sentiment, which has always rung true, took on another meaning during the last year and a half as we live through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Going to the nail salon was an act of self-care many didn’t realize they’d miss until the choice was gone. When they opened back up, nail techs all over the world got to open their chairs back to their loyal customers.
For Buffalo nail artists Crystalyn Williams, Lina Tran and Sasha Dobbins, the reopening meant getting back to the work they love, in a new environment...
The old saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all,” is usually a deterrent from talking badly about other people. It should also be used when it comes to negative self-talk. It’s so easy to think and say things about ourselves that we wouldn’t say to anyone else. But why is that? Mainly because it’s just us speaking to ourselves. Those thoughts or negative comments are said under our breath if we’re taking too long to learn a new skill or make a mistake at work.
An old-age question that predates your mom’s dance aerobic days — we’re still wondering whether it’s better to work out in the morning or the evening. We all have a friend of a cousin’s sister-in-law who swears by the early morning hours of 4 and 5 a.m. to get their sweat on, while others say evening workouts are best for decompressing from a long day.
What Dakarai Singletary knew for certain when Covid-19 hit in March 2020 was that the most vulnerable of us, the minority population in Buffalo, needed support. Mass shutdowns were announced, masking and sanitation recommended, but access—or lack thereof—was left unaddressed.
“Lack of access is a huge thing for minorities,” says Dakarai, founder of Candles In The S.U.N (Save Ur Neighborhood). “Lack of access, lack of opportunity, lack of quality access at that.”
Dakarai launched his non-profi...
Finding passion in life is a different journey for everyone. Some have a goal from the time they’re children to go on and be doctors or singers and performers. For others, it takes a while to unearth. And sometimes, you stumble upon that passion in the throes of academic research in the human sexuality archives at Cornell University.
For Adrienne Hill, cofounding the Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project was the ideal intersection of her interest in LGBTQ history and her desire to share what she learned with the masses.
It’s safe to say Jonathan Capozzi is a man who embodies the statement, “if you want something done right, do it yourself.” During his search for a pair of Telemark skis—which call for a different binding and boot setup than standard Alpine pairs—Capozzi was left unimpressed with the options at both local and national ski shops.
“Things weren’t really speaking to me aesthetically, or from a functional standpoint,” he said. “So, I was interested in doing it myself.”
To know Capozzi is to know t...
Living in Western New York during the cold months we start to pick up habits and best practices to make the most of this time of year. Think special lights to combat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and taking bundled-up walks to encourage regular movement.
One trait that bloomed in popularity during the pandemic and continues to grow across our area is adding more greenery in our living spaces. We asked Johanna C. Dominguez, owner of the Buffalo plant store Put A Plant On It, for her profes...
Dealing with muscle pain, especially pain that’s worsened by repetitive daily tasks like sitting in front of a computer, using a smartphone and having regular video calls, can be tough. That’s why breaking up our days with stretches that we can do at our desks is beneficial not only physically but mentally and emotionally. Try incorporating one or all of these stretches into your day to relieve your back and neck pain.
As the global pandemic doubled down focus on virtual entertainment options, podcasts have naturally seen a surge in both listeners and creators. Pair that with the podcast boom that officially descended on Buffalo in the last few years, and finding what to listen to next can feel overwhelming fast.
We sat down with the heads of three diverse podcasts—ones that touch on a variety of interests—worth a listen, all produced here in the Queen City. If you like what you hear, subscribe to make it a regular habit.