The No Hangover Rules

I’m no doctor. I just have a few years of experience under my belt that can help with those nights you know you’ve gone too far. You know, the night when you have that one drink that you know was past your limit. The exact moment you down it, you know that you will feel it in the morning. I’ve been in that situation a few too many times and so have my friends. I used to have that unforgiving hangover in college and noticed in my late 20’s and 30’s that it no longer happened. I truly don’t get the nasty morning-after effect, and there is a reason. I took on some habits that actually help me now to this day. So here is my playlist of things to prevent a hangover:

Light it Up – Major Lazer

Electrolytes! This can be pickle juice, Smart Water, a Gatorade or even your kids leftover Pedialyte. When you play sports it’s important to rehydrate yourself. You need to replenish your body, and sodium and potassium help the cause. When sweating you lose your potassium, sodium, and water. Urine isn’t necessarily sweat. Sweat is water, salts, and urea. Urine is what is filtered out through your kidneys (toxins and waste in liquid form). However, you do lose the same sodium and potassium through urination. When you drink alcohol heavily, you urinate a lot. It would only make sense to grab something with electrolytes in it. Sports drinks, Smart Water, Pedialyte or even pickle juice will help with this.

Medicine – Queen Naija

Ibuprofen is used to treat headaches, muscle pain/discomfort, and minor injuries. Although drinking isn’t necessarily an injury; heavy drinking can cause discomfort the morning after. Taking two Advil before a night of drinking can prevent that knocking headache the next morning. It can even help with any inflammation that may occur after your binge.

Vitamin D- Ludacris

Multi-Vitamins have to be my biggest secret weapon of all secret weapons. Alcohol is known to deplete nutrients in your body. Nutrients include, According to an article by Nourish, “vitamins B1, B6, B12, folic acid, zinc, magnesium and many more. These nutrients are responsible for many metabolic processes of the body, including helping the liver to detox effectively.” I take supplements every day which is why I don’t get hangovers like I used to. However, I definitely make sure to take a few after a heavier night of drinking. I wake up ready for the world. Whereas my friends who don’t are cutting me the side eye and wearing sunglasses the next day.

 

If you follow my few rules to the no hangover (or minimum hangover) cure, you will be on your way. I have done these things for years and trust me, I was good enough to work out the next day. I’m not guaranteeing that you will be motivated, but you will be able to. Sometimes a hangover is a matter of science and outsmarting your body. Hopefully, you will come across my little article and thank me in the morning. As always thank you for supporting the blog! Don’t forget to Like, Comment and Subscribe! If you have any bulletproof hangover remedies, write us in the comment section! Love you! Besos!

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Burning up for You, Because I’m a Sucker: MCM Jonas Edition

It’s been a super long time since MCM, I know (hangs head). I had to return like a Jonas Brother this Monday. After years of being apart, the old gang has gotten back together. I personally, couldn’t be more thrilled. All three Jonas’s in one place?! Are you kidding me?! Most of the group is married now (WHY GOD WHY!), but it’s ok. We still have the last hott Jonas, Joe (sort of, he’s taken too). Sidebar, he’s honestly the one I originally had a crush on before Nick had the nerve to grow up hott. I saw him in those Calvin Klein boxers, and I knew then I was in love. I mentally licked the screen of my computer, because actually doing it is gross. The Jonas Brothers dropped their Sucker video at 12am March 2nd. It stared their real-life leading ladies( So jealous). This has been an MCM that is a long time coming. They deserved MCM before it was actually a thing. So without further ado, I present for the first time of 2019 MCM in all its raunchy glory!

Kevin Jonas

 

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He’s always been like Dad cute. Like you can tell he would make a loving, doting husband and father. Turns out he did just that. It’s like the guy that you curved for his hott brother. Only to find out once you hit 30 that you probably should have paid him some attention. You know, when you’re crying on your floor in a rental bridal gown.  You have icing on your face because you are a bridesmaid for the 90th time? You may not have thought he was as hott, but the regret is just as strong.

 

Joe Jonas

He’s the one that literally came out the womb hott. The doctor smacked him on the butt and I guarantee you, he winked. I’d be shocked to find out this kid has one bad picture. Even if he

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showed me one, it’s probably the one he thinks sucks but we would all still drink his bath water in. He’s like the kid you had a crush on in high school. You hope when your 10-year reunion happens he’s bald because he turned you down. You show up at the school gym and not only does he have a full head of hair, but abs. That’s him all wrapped up into a high school superlative. Most likely to still be hott. Turns out, that’s also true.

 

Nick Jonas

He was a cute kid, singing lead with his brothers. If you are a young 20 something you probably had a crush on him. If you are an early 30 something, you were trying to stay out of jail. So, he was virtually invisible. That is until he posed in that Calvin Klein underwear. He was coming in hott on your radar. I know he was on mine. I think I actually hated Priyanka for a smooth month

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after the relationship was announced. I LOVE Priyanka, so that should tell you how hard that news was. All I could think was that I had a chance despite the age gap (whether I did or not, lol.). If I had just been at the right party at the right time I could have been Mrs. Pink Hair Blogger Jonas. I wouldn’t put too much stock into it. I said the same thing when I found out the red-headed love of my life, Prince Harry, was marrying Meghan Markle (**cries in could have been).

 

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Breaking Up is Hard To Do: Ending Unofficial Relationships

Ending a relationship is one of the hardest things you have to do. It feels like a part of you is dying. The companionship is ending no matter how minute it may have become in recent times, and that’s hard. There is one thing for sure, something has been off for a while now. You know you should end things, but giving up someone that you have feelings for is difficult. You have put so much into it, and you haven’t even made it official. You feel like it could be any day now that things begin to look up, but it’s been months; years even. This article is about breaking up with what never was.

Settling – Summer Walker

Settling is a word often associated with potential in relationships; that can be risky. You see the possibility of a person being what you need. So, you also settle for the possibility of it never happening. It’s essentially a passion project that may never pan out. You are trying to change a person into what you believe they can be, and they may resist that.  A study found that people who didn’t want to be single were more likely to choose less desirable matches. Could your fear of being single overshadow choosing quality matches? If this is the case, it’s high time you let it go.

Let It Go – Keyshia Cole

It’s time to do a sit-down. Whether it is via video chat or meeting at a neutral place; you’re tieing the loose strings of your ending “relationship”. My sister is the queen of gently letting someone down. Start the conversation with something positive about them. This will get the ball rolling is a good direction. Explain why you want to cut things off. Then, end the conversation with kind words if possible.

How Can I Ease The Pain – Lisa Fischer

There are a few ways that will help you move past the relationship once you break it off. Detoxing is highly important. Jill Weber say’s, “the only realistic way out is to stop all contact so that you can start anew.” She also says, “Time away helps positively enhance perspective.” More of her expert opinion can be found in her book,  Toxic Love 5 Steps. Working on yourself is important after a breakup. Taking up a new activity is a good way to take your mind off of the relationship that never was. Also, doing a self-discovery and pursuing self-love is also important in healing.  

It’s all about leveling up and letting go of anything that isn’t making us better. We all have stories of entertaining someone a little too long. The key is that we learn from our mistakes and end the pattern. We are worth the love we give others. The best way to attract the love you so freely give other people is to learn to love ourselves. What advice can you give in getting past relationships that never were? Do you have a story about someone you held on to a little too long? Sound off in the comment section below.

 

MCM, I Went Viral Edition: Chuando Tan

I went to get gas today. I went to a sketchy gas station attached to a restaurant. I only Screenshot_20180723-221951stopped there because I was practically on E. I was skeptical of the station because people run this scam where they hack the pumps and charge you as soon as you run your card for a higher amount. I pumped the gas and didn’t get a receipt. So, I went inside to make sure I wasn’t getting charged more than I paid. I go in, and bam saw the hottest Sikh guy behind the bulletproof glass. But, since I didn’t get his picture. You’ll have to take my word for it, lol. Anywhosal….Happy Monday. It’s everyone’s favorite MCM where you get your thirst quenched. Kidding, you get thirstier because MIP keeps it sort of hott. Speaking of hott, have you seen the 52-year-old man from Singapore who when viral for being a complete Zaddy?  I saw him and never thought I would hand over my phone number to a senior citizen so fast. Is he considered a senior citizen? Idk. All I know is I considered having his old ass babies, and I’m not ashamed. I’m in one-sided love (only because he hasn’t seen me yet, haha) and I’m pretty sure it’s serious. I’m meeting him at the altar in my white dress.

Screenshot_20180723-221933Dude, have you seriously seen this guy???? A year ago today he went viral for being super hott, and the ex-model turned photographer basically became a model all over again. He did some modeling in his younger days, but I think he’s hotter now than he was then. He aged like a fine wine…that I would like to sip. I’m going to keep it pg because I’m trying to respect my elders. However, I do wish this was one of those k-dramas where he’s my teacher and we end up dating after I graduate…because I would judge him super hard if he dated me in high school. It’s gross. Let’s scratch that example. It’s bordering on pedo. He’s steamy though and I wonder how someone becomes that hott over time. It’s like God tried to only add a dash of handsome and dropped the whole bottle in the pot. Anyway, he’s good looking. That’s what I’m getting at. Hey Chuando Tan. I wish I was Mrs.Tan, but I heard there may already be one of those. So, right now I’ll leave it at my crush on you.

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MCM Bollywood Edition: Vicky Kaushal

It’s everyone’s favorite Man Crush Monday! With my hands in other writing projects, IScreenshot_20180716-205413 wasn’t quite sure if I would make the man crush deadline this week. However, I pulled through however late I am. This week I wanted to tip my hat to a genre of movies that I personally enjoy. I tend to visit a Bollywood film every so often (every week). This particular guy is a really really good actor, but I like him particularly because he’s hott. This week I’m showing all the love to Vicky Kaushal.

I’ve seen him in Lust Stories and Love per Square Foot, as well as a host of other titles I Screenshot_20180716-210054can’t pronounce nor spell without it being directly in front of me. I normally have to read the subtitles to know what’s happening, but if he marries me I will gladly read subtitles forever. Orrrrr I’ll be enrolling myself in the nearest Hindi class so I can at least say my vows, lol. I know you guys think I like him just because he’s hott, and you’re half right. However, he really is a good actor. He’s more than just a pretty face and he has the awards to prove it. He’s actually one of the few people that I believe when he’s on screen, and that’s a compliment. It’s hard for me to believe a lot of actors when they are on screen. They just seem like they’re acting. However, he actually makes me believe he’s actually the person he’s portraying on screen. That alone is swoon-worthy. I can probably ramble on forever, but I’ll try and keep it brief. Vicky Kaushal, I would gladly change my last name for you, lol. I may just have a crush on you.

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Midpoint Check In: Switching Gears

At this point, I’ve been running My Infinite Playlist for a little over half a year. I’ve happy turn up GIF by Originals-sourcelearned somethings about blogging, running a site and the direction in which the blog is going.  So far I have seen a little increase in dedicated readership. Which is what I would like. I want the reader who will stay with us through the journey. The passive readers are great too. I’m confident in the content that I create on this site, and I am sure once a member of our target audience experiences the world of M.I.P they will stick around for good.

“We are from all parts of the world and we like to travel the parts we have never been. Women of Color forge into areas that aren’t seen as traditionally ours…”

New Themes:

I realized the true direction I wanted to take this blog. It started off as an interracial blog, wonder woman beyonce GIF-sourceand I would still like to keep that as a topic that we visit. However, I really would like to focus on the overall theme that black women and other women of color are non-monolithic. We are all different, we are into different music, style of dress, dating patterns. We live alternative lifestyles and we are even into alternative forms of beauty. We can be vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian. We are from all parts of the world and we like to travel the parts we have never been. Women of Color forge into areas that aren’t seen as traditionally ours, like beer brewing and tattooing. K-music, J-music, Latin Pop, Afro Beat, EDM, and rock are just some of the genres where we are widespread and share an interest in. We are feminist, traditionalist, minimalist, members of the 1%, political powerhouses, Rap songstresses, and women extraordinaires. We are all of these things under the umbrellas of being people of color and being women. We can be any label we want to apply to ourselves and not just the label assigned to us. We are allowed that basic human right.

“I want to give a different perspective to people who have confined us to a box according to our assigned gender and race. “

Forging Ahead:

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So in the continuity of this blog, I would like to document those experiences of women. Especially, women of color who are forging in directions that aren’t traditionally ours to be had. I want to give a different perspective to people who have confined us to a box according to our assigned gender and race. We will continue to be all of the sexy millennial fun of man crush Monday, and we will mix it with the radical faces of women who refuse to be labeled.

“I will work hard to stay true to the new vision and direction we’re headed”

Hey You, Yes You. We’re Looking for you!

We are still looking for contributors that share our vision and that can offer a view into giphy (72)the world of women doing things differently. We also want people who can tell their personal experiences and stories of breaking free or living alternatively. I’m excited to share this new direction with you, and I’m thrilled to share a safe space for women of color to be who they are.  As always, thank you for supporting the blog on WordPress and Social Media. I will work hard to stay true to the new vision and direction we’re headed. I love you Playlisters, Besos!

MCM: Dear White People’s Brandon P. Bell aka Troy Fairbanks

I tried something new last week and it TANKED big time. Screenshot_20180507-135547However, it’s a new week, everyone’s favorite Man Crush Monday is back this week and BOY do I have a thirst trap for you today. He plays Troy Fairbanks legacy Winchester student and son to Dean Walter Fairbanks. He is basically walking man candy and everyone on campus lets him know it. He get’s more tail than any man can stand based on his legacy status, projective future, and devilish good looks.

Brandon P. Bell, resident pretty boy of Netflix’s Dear White People is MIP certifiably hott.Screenshot_20180507-135838 I’m not sure that there is a person on this actual planet that doesn’t know it. I actually find myself in every episode saying, “Troy is so fine”, and in the famous words of fictional editor Silvio Romo, “You can quote me.”.

For the people who aren’t aware of the series, Dear White People, firstly you should definitely check it out. It’s hands down one of the best Netflix series out there. Secondly just to give you an overview it was originally a movie who followed Samantha White, a college student living in AP Hall at Winchester University. She is of mixed ethnicity raised by a white father and a black mother. She comes to the university and get’s more in touch with her blackness through the Black Student League. She creates a popular radio podcast show titled, Dear White People, that points out the major and minor racist incidents on campus.  Several episodes of the Netflix series follow recurring characters on the show that tie into the greater storyline.

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I for one am very thankful to the show for bringing Brandon Bell on the show, and Screenshot_20180507-135908because it’s on Netflix I can watch him as much as I want. If you still aren’t convinced to watch the show, just know that he is naked…a lot. Also, I would like to note for the people that are familiar with this show that Season 2 is up now. Hey Brandon P. Bell aka Troy Fairbanks I have a crush on you!

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MCM: Drake

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the week! MAN CRUSH MONDAY! I have a long-standing crush to settle because he went from being Aubrey to Papi.Screenshot_20180416-152716 A few years ago he went from singing Marvin’s Room to looking like, new phone who dis? It’s no other than my forever Champagne Papi, Aubrey Drake Grahm. The man I sometimes refer to as Zaddy, because well…look at him.

I mean the swag came from out of nowhere. He went from being this kid from Toronto that used to be on Degrassi to being this hulked up champagne sipping pappi. Zaddy has the juice. I’m just saying, I like juice. If Drake were on Tinder (and don’t let me find out he is) I would super like him. I would click that blue star so fast it would spin.

I think what made him even sexier are the two songs he has recently come out with. Screenshot_20180416-152510The music video for God’s Plan showed us how kind-hearted and charitable he is. His mom has appeared to have raised him right. However, when Nice For What came out and he not only made a song uplifting women but the video featured all A-list women in Hollywood I knew he was the man of my dreams. He’s basically perfect. Hey Aubrey Graham, I have a HUGE crush on you.

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Nice For What? Twitter is feeling the New Age Feminist Ballad.

 

Nice For What by Drake ft. Big Freedia dropped and the internet was READYYYYYYYY.  The song itself is a sample of the legendary Lauryn Hill’s song, The Ex Factor and featured New Orlean’s Bounce artist, Big Freedia (The Queen Diva **in my Big Freedia voice “You Already Knoooooow!”)The music video featured A-list actresses that are basically the embodiment of strong women. My personal faves are Issa Rae and Rashida Jones, but I love all of them. Even Tiffany Haddish made a cameo in the video. The song has everyone hype and everyone, especially women are basically like:

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It’s literally the Feminist ballad we knew we needed, but didn’t know how much we needed it. I’ve listened to it on repeat myself since it dropped and I’m not sorry.  I never identified with a song soooooo hard in my life (except when I was 12 and Mariah “I don’t know her” Carey came out with, Always Be My Baby). However, it looks like I’m not the only one.

Women were like:

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This girl who basically took the words right out of my mouth:

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There is this girl who felt the reassurance through the speakers:

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However, there was this guy who shared his thoughts about women who didn’t fit the tax bracket of what he perceived to be the qualifier for the song:

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And there was this guy who felt personally attacked:

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However, I think we can all agree with this twitter user:

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I just want to get my MF roll on to this song until I can’t anymore:

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“That’s a real one in your reflection, without a follow without a mention”

-Nice For What, Drake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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