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Stuck inside? Try this $6 at-home manicure

During this time of quarantine, I know that many of us have started getting creative with our beauty routines. Stores are selling out of hair dye; Google searches for at-home beauty treatments have shot through the roof. My indulgence of choice has been this affordable, easy, beautiful manicure you can do on your own, and

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Facing a pandemic, metro-Detroit’s places of worship adapt to a new reality

On March 23, Governor Whitmer announced the first stay-at-home order for people in Michigan. While her order included exceptions for religious gatherings, many places of worship — temples, churches, mosques — temporarily closed their doors in efforts to protect their communities. But just because physical distancing is in place doesn’t mean people aren’t finding other

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Finding calm amid the fear of COVID-19

Right now, a tiny little invisible pathogen is destroying the fabric of society as we created it. Work is changing. People are changing in isolation. The world as we know it is changing in an untold number of ways. Fear, hoarding, uncertainty and panic are running rampant. A lack of transparency from leaders, miscommunications, and

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What coronavirus means for tax filing in your household

As the world stops, my accounting and tax services firm is continuing business, more or less, as usual. But it’s been busy following the passage of the CARES Act, a $2 trillion economic stimulus package meant to mitigate the economic devastation of the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what your household needs to know about this year’s

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Ten ways young adults can ease their quarantine blues

Leaving my university campus last week was heartbreaking. With spring upon us, my peers and I were devastated to hear that we’d have to depart so suddenly, without the chance to experience the change in season we had long been awaiting together, and without the chance to exchange proper goodbyes. With college campuses and so

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Cope with stress and information overload the Ayurvedic way

Affecting over 40 million Americans, anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, excessive uneasiness, apprehension and may lead to panic attacks, depression and other more serious behavioral disorders. The causes of anxiety are highly personal and varied ranging from fear of the future, fear of judgement, an inability to cope with reality, stress, unresolved emotional

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Create a beautiful, on-trend makeup look with everyday favorites

I am a huge makeup addict and test out almost every new product that comes onto the market. As a college student, I had a part-time job in the “aisles of beauty” at Hudson’s department store (now Macy’s), where I was able to try out and dabble with cosmetics that ran from costly to affordable.One

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Don’t rewrite your history. Embrace it.

A few years ago, I had several lengthy conversations with my Indian-American friends about growing up in the larger Indian-American community. All of our strolls down memory lane started innocuously, with the friendships we had formed because of the dances and performances we were in for cultural association events. At the time, these performances, and

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Valentine’s Day-inspired outfits under $50

By Sunita Dass Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s a great time to pull out those scarlet outfits, apply your favorite cherry lipstick and kick up your ruby sequined heels! I have always felt that the provenance of an item of clothing should not determine its worth nor its utility in your

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College admissions have changed dramatically. What does that mean for high schoolers?

At one of Troy-based Finesse Academy’s monthly alumni sessions in early December, college counselor Arun Ponnusamy, the chief academic officer of college consulting company Collegewise, extensively explained the changing role of college counselors in students’ lives and offered advice for college applicants. The Indian SCENE caught up with Ponnusamy to discuss the daunting college admissions

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