Raven Ishak

Editorial Director of The Chill Times. Has an unhealthy obsession with puppy memes and taking baths. You can find me watching movies in the comfort of my home or wildly booking trips because I have no self-control.
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Ask Chinae: ‘How Do I Make a Difference In Politics Without Involving Money?’

With the midterm elections happening right around the corner, it’s imperative now more than ever that we go out and vote. However, while a vote can push us to actively engage in social issues, there are 364 days out of the rest of the year where we can choose to show up, get involved, and…

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All the Ways You Can Implement Self-Care Practices in to Your Home

Creating a home sanctuary to return to after a hectic day in the office has only recently become popular. While things might’ve been different a few years ago, nowadays, most people have been on the hunt to figure out how to create a safe space for them to find peace, to feel relaxed, and to…

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CND and Chillhouse Combine Forces to Create a Mani Runway Show of Your Dreams

This year’s NYFW beauty looks took runways by storm with an array of metallic shades; clean-slate, bright-skin canvases; and witch-length nails that would make your nail beds extremely happy. But with each season that arrives, comes fashion and beauty trends that leave us wishing we could take each look from runway to real-way without having to…

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Big Night In: How I Found My JOMO

I am a homebody. Don’t kill the messenger, but I prefer a night in with a tub (you heard right) of ice cream instead of going out to the club with the girls (sorry ladies, but we can get in formation another time). Truth be told, FOMO is *usually* not a part of my vernacular, and…

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The Ins and Outs of Birth Control and Everything Your School Should Have Taught You

Last week, women across the web expressed their frustrations and concerns over the comments that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh made during his confirmation hearing. His conservative perception of contraceptives, especially women’s birth control, sparked outrage as he claimed that some forms of birth control are “abortion-inducing drugs,” after Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz inquired…

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3 Fashion Week Pros on How They Practice Self-Care and Avoid Burn Out 

Fashion Week— a week-long celebration about the sartorial choices that are bestowed upon us by clothes makers, trend forecasters, and editors. For over seven days straight, chaos is welcomed (if not encouraged) through the lens of unchecked emails, mountains of deadlines, and coalitions of photographers, stampeding through the NYC streets. NYC is already known as…

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Ask Chinae: ‘What’s Your Food Philosophy?’

In an age where perfection is sought to be the end-all-be-all, it’s incredibly refreshing to cross paths with someone who breaks through the cloud of noise with their sword of vulnerability. Instead of masking behind an aesthetically-pleasing feed or pretending to live a “struggle-free” life, this person uses their voice to share their insecurities and…

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What You Should Eat, Use, and Buy to Heal Your Summer Skin

Not to burst your bubble or anything, but your skin is the largest organ on your body and how you choose to treat it today can determine how it will look and feel years down the line. While you can try to combat your skin issues with a 12-step beauty routine or try to heal it…

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We Ran Errands With Face Masks on and We’re Never Going Back

For most of us ladies, we normally engage in self-care at least once a week. Typically on a weekend night (ahem, self-care Sunday, anyone?) with a glass of red, we’ll soak our bods in a bubble bath, put on a face mask and binge-watch our latest guilty pleasure to attempt to erase the tension from the…

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