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Research Shows That Three Cups Of Coffee Every Day Are Good For Our Health

Sat, 2018-02-17 21:22

People who drink 3-4 cups of coffee every day are more likely to notice health benefits than harm and experience lower risks of heart disease and premature death than those who don't drink coffee at all, according to scientists.


The research, which collated evidence from over 200 previous studies, also discovered that coffee consumption was connected to lower risks of diabetes, liver disease, dementia as well as some types of cancer.


3 to 4 cups of coffee per day confer the most significant benefit, according to the scientists, except for women who are pregnant or have a greater risk of suffering fractures.


Coffee is among the most commonly consumed drinks in the world. To better understand its effects on our health, Robin Poole, a public health specialist at the University of Southampton, led a research group in an “umbrella review” of 201 studies that were based on observational research and 17 studies that were based on clinical trials across all countries and settings.


“Umbrella reviews” combine previous pooled analyses to give a more precise summary of diverse research on the particular topic.


The research was published in the BMJ British medical journal and concluded that “coffee drinking appears safe within usual patterns of consumption”.


Drinking coffee was consistently linked to a lower risk of death from all causes. The biggest reduction in relative risk of premature death was seen in people consuming three cups of coffee per day, compared to non-coffee drinkers.


Drinking over three cups a day was not connected to harm, but the benefits were less pronounced.


Coffee was also related to a lower risk of several types of cancer, including prostate, endometrial, skin and liver cancer, and also type 2 diabetes, gallstones, and gout, according to the researchers. The most significant benefit was noticed for liver conditions like cirrhosis of the liver.


Poole’s team also noted that because their review included mostly observational data, no firm conclusions could be made about cause and effect. However, the researchers said that their findings support other latest reviews and studies of coffee intake.


Reference: Gmanetwork, Reuters

Stunning Pictures Portray The Reality Of Childbirth

Sat, 2018-02-17 21:21

A series of incredible pictures have been praised for their honest depictions of giving birth and motherhood.


Lacey Barratt, a birth photographer from Melbourne, released a number of her favorite photos from the past year, which show women during labor and moments after they gave birth.


One striking picture depicts a woman with her baby before the umbilical cord was cut, without realizing she had already given birth.


Another demonstrates a woman in the midst of labor while in a birthing pool, while her husband is trying to make her drink from a water bottle.


Lacey, also a doula, has received global acclaim for her images that portray the reality of childbirth.


Here, she narrates the stories behind some of her favorite pictures over the last year.


CHANTELLE WATT

The baby in the picture is being delivered by C-section in the operating theatre.


"I don't always get allowed into theatre, so when I do, I always make sure to ask if they can lower the drape or I can come on the other side," Lacey said.


"That isn't exactly greeted with the best of responses, but as my job, I have to ask. This team was so supportive of mum having pictures."


MADDISON GORE

The image depicts Mother Maddison Gore the moment she was handed her baby, without having realized she had already given birth.


The photographer recalled: "Maddison's birth in the hospital was so special because her boy was born so quickly that when the staff handed him to her, she didn't realize he had been born."


"This image captures the moment she realized she did indeed have a baby, and the ride was coming to a close."


MICHELLE SIMMONDS

Michelle Simmonds, another of Lacey's clients, is depicted in the birthing pool with her husband, who's trying to make her drink water.



"We don't see dads talked about a lot in birth spaces, but I really love to capture the connection between mothers and fathers," Lacey said.


"They are integral in making the woman feel safe and loved and raising oxytocin."


"Here you can see how Michelle's husband was totally submerged in her everything and dedicated to serving her however he could."


AMY O'BRIEN

New mother Amy O'Brien is crying with relief and happiness moments after she gave birth.


"Amy kept control of every aspect of her birth. She was not swayed and not once bullied into alternate forms of intervention," the photographer commented.


"This was right after her girl was born standing and she raised her to her chest. This is the moment of relief and happiness."


UNNAMED MOTHER

This unnamed mom is pictured gently guiding her newborn baby while in a birthing pool.


"This was my last birth for 2017, and this mama gently guided her own baby earthside. Not enough women are touching their babies, so I love this," Lacey commented.


"There is way more about birth that isn't normalized than what is normal. I fight really, really hard against social media to make sure my images stay up and aren't removed."


BRITTANY ATTARD

Lacey said that she was struck by how much hair new mother Brittany Attard's baby had.


"Brittany's babe was born with so much hair," the photographer recalled.


"I remember seeing her and thinking how she looked like Rapunzel out of the womb."


SELF-PORTRAIT

Also, Lacey shared a self-portrait showing herself with her baby, that she explains "marked the rebirth of herself into a new mother."


"This is a self-portrait that I released of myself exactly 12 months ago," Lacey said.


"It marked the rebirth of myself into a new mother, new wife, and new human."


"This was to explain not everyone feels connected to their babies at first, and that's OK."


Reference: Dailymail.co.uk

10 Unique Couples That Will Change Your Perspective On Romantic Compatibility

Sat, 2018-02-17 21:19

Love is blind, but if you are lucky enough to find true love in this world, you need to cherish it and never let it go. And that is exactly what these unique couples seem to do, as they love each other no matter their differences. These couples are connected with one another deeply; it's not only the looks that matters, sometimes they don't matter at all!


1. Amazon Amanda and Sergio Miranda

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Amazon Amanda is 6 feet 3 inch tall and weighs 270 pounds. She gets paid by people who like to be squashed, crushed or wrestled by a big woman. 5-foot-3 Sergio Miranda of New Jersey is her biggest fan, as he feels energized just being with her. On the other hand, Amanda loves short men because she feels they ‘try harder.’


2. Tom Robinson And Sue Brearly

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Tom Robinson was one of the most popular gay men in Great Britain. His song “Glad To Be Gay” was a national anthem in the gay community for about ten years. Then, Tom fell in love with a woman, Sue Brearley. He claims that despite falling in love with a woman, he's still a homosexual, although he has been married to Sue and has kids with her.


3. Ben Brown And Jenna Bentley

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Jenna, American model and professional dance choreographer, has graced the cover of various men’s magazines and websites such as Esquire, FHM, Maxim, Playboy and more. She was recently seen with Ben Brown, a wealthy businessman, 30 years older than 29-year-old Jenna, having a nice time on the beach.


4. Anton Kraft and China Bell

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Anton Kraft is a 4’4′ dwarf and likes dating women who are about one foot taller than him. For the past six months, he's been dating 6’3′ China Bell, who is a transgender woman from Florida. China thinks that Anton’s weightlifting is very sexy and was just bowled over by his workout sessions, which made her fall in love with him.


5. Charity Pierce and Tony Sauer

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Size does not matter for Charity, who suffers from obesity and Tony, her soon to be fiancee, whom she met through her daughter. Charity is trying to lose a whopping 200 pounds of weight to undergo a surgery.


6. Kyle Jones and Marjorie McCool

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91-year-old McCool is dating Kyle 31-year-old, almost 60 years younger than her. She has been dating him for the past five years and she claims they have a fascinating sex life.


7. Joelison Fernandes da Silva and Evem Medeiros

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These two surely deserve to be in the unique couples list. Joelison is a 7ft giant, who spent half his life in hiding because he felt embarrassed for his height. However, he's now married to a woman, whose height is 3 foot shorter to him. He became almost famous in Brazil, due to his height.His fame attracted several girls among of which was his wife, Evem.


8. Sanele Masilela and Helen Shabangu

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Sanele, who is only 9-years-old married 62-year-old Helen, who has five children aged from 28 to 38. The boy claimed of having a vision of his dead ancestors asking him to marry Helen. His family believed that was an order sent from heaven and paid 500 pounds for the bride and 1000 pounds for the ceremonial expenses.


9. Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn

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Woody Allen's story is still a taboo, as his wife, Soon-Yi Previn, is the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow, the director's ex-girlfriend; Allen and Farrow were together from 1979 to 1992. He and Soon married in 1997 and now have two adopted kids together.


10. Anastasia Reskoss and Quentin Dehar

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Anastasia Reskoss and Quentin Dehar wanted to become replicas of Barbie and Ken. So they decided to spend £200,000 on cosmetic surgery to turn themselves into their favorite dolls. They both were obsessed with these dolls from their childhood years. Together, they have had more than fifteen cosmetic sessions, to look like the real-life versions of Barbie and Ken.

14 Signs You've Found A Truly Good Man

Sat, 2018-02-17 20:51

A good man is hard to find. Despite the fact that the odds will not always be in your favor, the ideas of romantic relationships, true love and soulmates are still alive. It's estimated that the two-thirds of Americans believe in the concept of a ‘soulmate,’ that there's one man or woman out there in the world whom they're destined to find and love.


With more than 7.6 billion people on the planet, it's no wonder that we're going to have to kiss several frogs before we finally find our prince charming. The dating world brings both great joy and unbearable heartache. Despite the possibility of getting hurt, it’s all worth it when you've finally found ‘the one.’ However, how can you know for sure that the person you are with is worthy of it?


#1 – He Makes You Feel Secure

One of the traits of a relationship which is highly coveted is that of security. A good man will certainly go out of his way to make sure that you have nothing less than that. Determined to keep you secure in any situation, he is not afraid to stand up for the woman he loves.


#2 – He's Never Abusive

That doesn’t simply refer to the fact that he does not physically lay a hand on you. A good man is not abusive in any way. A good man won't be physically, mentally or emotionally abusive to anybody that he meets in his life: from the waiter at his favorite restaurant right up to his woman and his family.


#3 – He's There to Support You

That's not to say that he is there to agree with every single thing you say or do blindly. However, when it truly matters, you can count on him; he's going to be there to support you throughout your life’s challenges.


#4 – You Are His Priority

If he were to list his priorities, you would be among the firsts. He understands that to have a happy, healthy relationship you cannot leave work, hobbies, friends, and family behind. However, he will devote a great amount of his time to the woman who matters to him.


#5 – He is Honest

Dishonesty is among the greatest relationship killers. A good man always tells the truth, even if it's uncomfortable or hurtful. He understands the importance of honesty and won't give you any reason not to trust him.


#6 – He Will Never Cross the Line

You're going to have some arguments and disagreements throughout your relationship because that's an inevitable part of any relationship. However, he understands that he can disagree with your opinions without crossing any lines into attacking, degrading or disrespecting you.


#7 – He Makes You Feel Beautiful Inside and Out

A good man does not merely say the words; he wants to make sure that you always feel beautiful both inside and out. He does that through his actions and how he interacts with you every day.


#8 – He Stands by You Through Everything

Throughout all of your life’s challenges, struggles and celebrations your good man will always stand proudly by your side. He can understand that real love stays strong in both the good and the bad times, and he would not even entertain the idea of ever abandoning you when you need him the most.


#9 – He Appreciates the ‘Little Things’ in Life

While several men will focus on the grand gestures and forget about the smaller nuances of a content relationship, a good man always appreciates the little moments. He’s the guy who will live you little love notes, hold the door, and do the dishes without being asked.


#10 – He Understands That Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Anyone can talk a big game, making themselves sound like the perfect romantic ones. The difference is that a good man follows up with actions to support his statements. He knows that his actions speak louder than any words and he's willing to put effort into living with this knowledge in mind each day.


#11 – He Inspires You

When you're around him, you find yourself trying to be the best version of yourself. Energetic, motivated and true to himself, a good man sets an example you cannot help but follow.


#12 – He Has Worked Hard to Earn Your Trust

A good man knows that trust is not something that's freely handed out to just anybody and everybody. He dedicates himself every day to earn your trust, and will never take it for granted.


#13 – He Opens Up to You

A relationship is a partnership, and as such you expect your partner to be there with you no matter what might happen in life. A good man understands that to be a cohesive team, you both need to open up to each other and share even your most vulnerable sides.


#14 – He Actively Tries to Be the Best Version of Himself

He isn’t willing to settle for simply being a ‘good’ person in this world. A good man knows that he has the potential to become great, and actively seeks opportunities for self-improvement and growth while trying to become the best version of himself.


Motorcycle Breaks Down In The Middle Of The Highway, A Truck Driver Helped Him (VIDEO)

Sat, 2018-02-17 20:50

If your vehicle breaks down in the middle of the road, it can be a frightening experience, especially if you are on a motorcycle.


Watch in the video below a truck driver helping a stranded biker. He took the time to block the traffic so that the motorcyclist could get to the hard shoulder.


What is truly astounding is that the truck driver shows the patience and willingness to save the unlucky motorcyclist. That's something most drivers wouldn't do.


Watch the video here:


Robert De Niro Confronts Donald Trump: America Is 'Suffering From A Case Of Temporary Insanity'

Sat, 2018-02-17 20:29

Robert De Niro is no fan of Trump. And that isn’t news. Nevertheless, his present feud with the President of the US has recently escalated, and it has caught many people’s attention.


At Dubai’s World Government Summit, the famous actor addressed the packed audience and surprised them when he stated he was visiting from a “backward” country that suffers from “temporary insanity.” De Niro explained that at the country he lives in, the Environmental Protection Agency's head has asserted that global warming could be a good thing for humanity.


De Niro said: “I am talking about my own country, the United States of America. We don’t’ like to say we are a ‘backward’ country so let’s just say we’re suffering from a case of temporary insanity.”


He added that the country “will eventually cure itself by voting our dangerous leader.” The audience reacted with applause and laughter to De Niro's statement.


As mentioned above, this wasn't the first time the actor had publicly criticized the President of America. The most recent criticism of Donald Trump occurred at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala. The Oscar-winner had then called Trump “a f**ing fool” and “the jerkoff-in-chief”. Also, during the campaign trail, De Niro claimed he’s like to “…punch [Trump] in the face.”


Reference: The Independent

14 Dazzling Images That Changed The Way We See Female Beauty

Sat, 2018-02-17 20:29

Nearly everybody must be familiar with the photograph that opened the last decade of the 20th century. We are talking about the 1990’s cover of the movie American Beauty with Mena Suvari spreading over numerous red rose petals that covered her private parts. That iconic image from the film has made many people correlate it with female beauty.


That picture, however, demonstrated an idealistic notion of beauty, that's been excessively airbrushed since then. Society expects women to be extremely thin and yet somehow still have curves at certain places.


Women are made to conform to the unrealistic concept of mainstream beauty, and unless they keep up with it, they start feeling fat, ugly, and unwanted. The world we live in today needs to realize that humans do not come in a one size fits all policy. Every single person is different, unique, and beautiful.


In the following photo series by the photographer Carey Fruth, the classic image of American Beauty was re-imagined, but this time with much more inclusivity and diversity. This photoshoot covers 14 different women who could be anybody amongst us. No, they aren't supermodels and no, these images haven't been airbrushed to hide their flaws. Yet, somehow they are all beautiful.




























14 Powerful Illustrations Show The Harsh Truth About Modern Society

Sat, 2018-02-17 20:26

The world around us is perpetually changing, and we're changing with it. However, not all these changes are in our favor.


Artists have their unique way to express their thoughts and emotions in their artistic projects. Here are 14 beautiful, powerful sketches illustrating the sad truth that we are facing every day. The artists try to make us think through their sketches, depicting society’s flaws.































Reference: Truth Inside Of You

14 Easy Tips To Help You Become A Morning Person

Fri, 2018-02-16 18:54

Morning people guarantee that the first few hours of the day are also the most productive. These folks are quick to refer to peak brainpower and alertness and can talk on about the ease with which they can complete errands and workouts before nine a.m. They may be right, but if you are a serial snoozer like me, you've likely almost never gotten up early enough to put these claims to the test.


Fortunately, waking early and using these extra hours strategically, is a feature anyone can achieve, as long as they are willing to make some pivotal tweaks to their everyday routine. All you have to do is get motivated, stay organized — relying on the Google Assistant can be especially beneficial — and, of course, commit. Ahead, we have compiled 14 hacks which had even the sleepiest of us rising and shining with ease. Are you up for the challenge?



1) Start by ditching your alarm over the weekend and checking the clock the moment you naturally wake up. Then, take note of patterns, as they'll help you establish what time your body rises on its own.



2) Establish a bedtime and try to stick to it. Set a reminder using Google Assistant to start to wind down and prepare for bed before you would normally think about turning in. That will help ease you into an earlier nighttime routine.



3) Too exhausted to rise in the morning? Download a sleep-tracking app which logs the number of times you wake up per night. That can determine how many uninterrupted hours you’re truly netting.



4) Give your bedroom a restful makeover by concealing any glowing or blinking electronics (those are major sleep disrupters). Also, invest in a small fan for some soothing white noise. Along with the actual benefits of these actions, making your bedroom more peaceful can reframe the way you feel about sleeping in there.



5) Spritz your pillows with lavender essence before you go to bed. According to the National Sleep Foundation, subjects in a study who sniffed lavender before going to bed had a better night’s sleep and reported that they "felt more vigorous in the morning."



6) That one is easy! Open up your curtains before turning in so that you wake up with plenty of beaming natural sunlight.



7) Abolish the snooze button and, instead, challenge yourself to set just one alarm for the same time everyday. Get up as soon as it goes off.



8) Pack the first hour of the day with little treats you will look forward to waking up to. That may include a quiet block of yoga time, a smoothie recipe, or a walk down the block to get a cup of coffee.



9) Make your bed. This will prevent you from hopping back in. It also means the first thing you do each day is complete a task.



10) Ready for another challenge? Get moving as soon as you wake up. You may feel silly, but jumping up and down (even if you do it only for a few seconds) helps you get your blood flowing.



11) Channel your elementary-school self and choose your outfit the night before. Include a gym bag if you are planning to bring along workout gear!



12) Now, first thing in the morning, you need to check the weather with your Google Assistant. That way, planning what you need for the day (such as a jacket, umbrella, etc.) becomes a lot faster process. It's better to be aware beforehand of what you might need rather than close the door behind you and get soaked.



13) Create an encouraging game plan each morning. Get an everyday briefing from Google Assistant, and visualize what you would like to complete in the next 24 hours. Studies from the Mayo Clinic prove that maintaining a positive outlook can lead to a decrease in physical illness and depression. It can also help you increase your coping skills and stress management.



14) Reframe the time you would formerly spend snoozing as "banked time"; then, put it towards a skill you want to develop, such as learning a new language or taking a pottery class. The longer you bank in the morning, the longer you have to devote to your new project.


Illustrations by Abbie Winters

10,000-Year-Old Britons Had Dark Skin And Blue Eyes, DNA Analysis Reveals

Fri, 2018-02-16 18:50

DNA analysis of the oldest complete skeleton in Britain, revealed that the first modern Britons, who lived approximately 10,000 years ago, had “dark to black” skin.


The fossil, also known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed over a century ago in Gough’s Cave in Somerset. Intense speculation has now built up around Cheddar Man’s origins and appearance, as he lived shortly after the first settlers came from continental Europe to Britain during the end of the last ice age. Even today, people who come from white ancestry, are descendants of that population. Combing human genome revealed roots of hair diversity.



Cheddar Man was believed to have pale skin and fair hair. However, his DNA draws a different picture, which strongly suggests that he had blue eyes, very dark brown to black skin and dark curly hair.



The discovery demonstrates that the genes for lighter skin became widespread in Europe`s populations far later than initially thought – and that skin color was not always a proxy for a geographic origin in the way it's often seen to be today.



Channel 4's documentary revealed the findings, tracking the ancient DNA project at London's Natural History Museum and creating a new forensic reconstruction of the head of Cheddar Man.



Museum scientists drilled a 2 mm-diameter hole in the ancient skull to obtain a few milligrams of bone powder. From that, they were able to extract a full genome, that held clues about the ancient relative’s appearance and lifestyle.



The findings pointed to a Middle Eastern origin, suggesting that Cheddar Man's ancestors left Africa, moved into the Middle East and then headed west into Europe, before they eventually crossed the ancient land bridge, Doggerland, which connected Britain to continental Europe. Nowadays, about 10% of white British ancestry could be linked to that ancient population.



Also, the analysis ruled out an ancestral link with people inhabiting Gough’s Cave 5,000 years earlier. Those individuals appear to have performed cannibalistic rituals, such as gnawing on human toes and fingers – probably after boiling them – or drinking from polished skull cups.



Britain was periodically settled and, later, cleared during ice ages until the last glacial period end approximately 11,700 years ago, since when it's been continuously inhabited.



Until now, however, it has not been clear whether each wave of migrants was seeded from the same population in Europe; the latest results suggest that this wasn't the case.



The scientists homed in on genes known to be linked to skin color, hair color and texture, and eye color. For skin tone, there are several genetic variants connected to lowered pigmentation, some of which are very widespread in European populations today. Nevertheless, Cheddar Man had “ancestral” versions of all those genes, which strongly suggests he would've had “dark to black” skin tone, but blue eyes.



Previous reconstruction of Cheddar Man, by the University of Manchester



When Cheddar Man's skull was scanned, a 3D model was produced by Dutch ‘paleo artists’ Alfons and Adrie Kennis, who make life-like reconstructions of early humans and extinct mammals







Cheddar Gorge was populated by cannibals about 14,700 years ago. They decapitated their dead, filleted their flesh and made cups from their skulls. Cheddar Man's DNA profile has revealed that although they were discovered in the very same cave, the Cheddar Man shares no direct ancestry with those earlier cannibals.


Scientists claim that populations living in Europe needed to produce enough vitamin D and that's why their skin tone gradually became lighter. Pale skin absorbs more sunlight! Recent findings suggest that pale skin might have emerged later, perhaps when the advent of farming meant that people were obtaining less vitamin D through dietary sources such as oily fish.


References: The Guardian, DailyMail

15 Signs That Your Girlfriend Is Cheating On You

Fri, 2018-02-16 18:49

It's sad to find out that your girlfriend is cheating on you. Some people wouldn't want to know, but we believe that it's always better to know the truth. So, if you suspect that your woman is cheating on you, here are 15 signs that you need to keep in mind:


1. She has become much more irritable than before.

Her short temper might be because of her guilt or because she’s searching for ways to take a quick exit.


2. She frequently mentions a new male name.

That new friend, whom your girlfriend never seems to get tired of, might be a sign of trouble.


3. She's suddenly keen on knowing where you're spending your every moment.

Perhaps she's looking for the best time to have a secret getaway.


4. She’s getting more and more unfocused during your conversations.

That means that her mind is wandering off to someone else.


5. She and her mobile have become inseparable.

She is spending much more time attached to her phone, and she's also not comfortable with leaving it lying around.


6. Your sex life has dwindled next to nothing, completely out of the blue.

That’s a blazing red sign.


7. She pays more attention to her phone than to you.

If she's paying more attention to it rather than you, it's probably because someone else resides in her heart.


8. Her workweek and her weekend is jam-packed with activities, which never include you.

Night outs with her friends is not a bad thing. However, if she never goes out with you anymore, you might need to take note.


9. There's a sudden drastic change in her clothing preferences.

If she used to be happy enough in comfortable jeans and now she’s spending more on form-fitting dresses or lingerie, that might be a sign of her wanting to impress someone else.


10. She is maintaining some distance from your mutual friends.

That's because she gets uncomfortable in their company, as it acts as a reminder of what's at stake.


11. Remember her phone obsession?

Well, that seems to evaporate each time you're there to listen and she never answers your calls.


12. Her face expressions have also changed.

If she suddenly starts to blush or smile while thinking or looking at her mobile, it means she is thinking of somebody else.


13. You're spending less and less time together.

Your girlfriend always has somewhere else to be or something else to do.


14. You can even smell the new guy on her.

...especially in the case, the cologne isn't the one you wear.


15. She's constantly finding faults with you.

That might be because she's comparing you to someone else.


Reference: Inspire2day

Inspiring Story Of Woman Who Lost 180kg (396 lbs) - From Anxiety to Self-Confidence.

Fri, 2018-02-16 18:48

When Amber Rachdi first appeared on the tv show, My 600-Lb Life was 23 years old and weighed 300 kg (661 lbs). She decided to participate in the show after she had been dealing with anxiety and eating disorders.



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She revealed that when she was five, she used to weigh 75 kg (165 lbs) and felt like a monster. Obesity had affected her everyday life and relationships to a great extent. For instance, she couldn't walk or take a bath, without help. When she was 16 years old, the situation got worse, and Amber had to sit in a wheelchair.



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In 2015, Amber decided to undertake surgery in order to lose pounds. To do that, she had to lose 10 kg (22lbs) in advance. After the surgery, she had to change her diet habits and exercise regularly.



Amber Rachdi / Instagram


Two years after appearing on the tv show, Amber has lost more than 180 kg (396 lbs).



Amber Rachdi / Instagram


Amber now goes to the gym often, and she also visits a psychologist to help her face her anxiety. After she lost 180 kg, she has inspired a lot of people, and she has gained her self-confidence.



Amber Rachdi / Instagram


She lives alone, she learned how to drive, and she became more sociable. She's also very active in social media, and she tries to inspire more people to follow her example. Amber wants to lose more weight and she is confident to make it happen!



Amber Rachdi / Instagram

When I Was Six Years Old I Gave My First Bl*wjob; Heart-Rending Story of a Sex Abused Child.

Fri, 2018-02-16 18:44

When I was six years old, I gave my first bl*wjob.
“It’s a game”, said He. “Don’t you want to play?”
It was too big, and I threw up on him.
He said I’d do better the next time.
When I was seven years old, I watched a group of fellow second graders cheer as a boy in my class tried to kiss me. He hugged me from behind, giggling all the while.
I threw sand in his eyes, and was sent to the Principal.
When I was eight years old, I had an elderly teacher ask me to stay behind in class. He carried me on his shoulders, and called me pretty.
“Teacher’s Pet!” my friends declared, the envy visible on their faces.
They ignored me at lunch that day.
When I was nine years old, an older girl on the school bus would ask me to lift my skirt up for her. She was pretty and kind, and told me that I could only be her friend if I did what she said.
I wanted to be her friend.
When I was ten years old, a relative demanded that he get a kiss on the cheek every time we met. He was large and loud, and I proceeded to hide under my bed whenever I learnt that he was visiting.
I was known as a rude child.
When I was eleven, my auto-man told me that we would only leave if I gave him a hug every day.
He smelled like cheap soap and cigarettes.
When I was twelve years old, I watched as a man on the street touched my mother’s breast as he passed us. She slapped him amidst the shouts of onlookers telling her to calm down.
She didn’t calm down.
When I was thirteen years old, I exited a restaurant only to see a man visibly masturbating as he walked towards me. As he passed, he winked lasciviously.
My friends and I shifted our gazes down, aghast.

When I was fourteen, a young man in an expensive car followed me home as I walked back from an evening class. I ignored his offer to give me a ride, and I panicked when he got out, only to buy me a box of chocolate that I refused. He parked at the end of my road, and didn’t go away for an hour.
“It turns me on to see you so scared.”
When I was fifteen, I was groped on a bus. It was with a heart full of shame that I confided in a friend, only to be met with his anger and disappointment that I had not shouted at the molester at the time when it happened. My soft protests of being afraid and alone were drowned out as he berated my inaction. To him, my passiveness and silence were the reasons why things like this continue to happen.
He did not wait for my response.
When I was sixteen, I discovered that Facebook had a section of inbox messages named ‘others’, which contained those mails received from strangers, automatically stored as spam. Curious, I opened it to find numerous messages from men I had never seen before. I was propositioned, called sexy, asked for nudes, and insulted.
Delete message.

When I was seventeen, I called for help as a drunken man tried to sexually harass me in a crowded street.
The people around me seemed to walk by quicker.
At eighteen, I was told that sexism doesn’t exist in modern society.
I was told that harassment couldn’t be as bad as us women make it out to be.
That I should watch what I wear.
Never mind you were six, never mind you were wearing pink pajamas.
That I should be louder.
But not too loud, a lady must be polite.
That I should always ask for help.
But stop overreacting, there’s a difference.
That I should stay in at night, because it isn’t safe.
You can’t get harassed in broad daylight.
That I should always travel with no less than two boys with me.
You need to be protected.
That it can’t be that hard to be a girl.
I am now nineteen years old.
I am now tired.

By Anonymous


Source: Akwaabanaijablog.com

Three Little Girls Who Survived Cancer Send a Powerful Message

Thu, 2018-02-15 16:40

Every year, three girls who survived cancer come together to take a photograph, not only because they're friends, but to remind themselves and the rest of the world how strong they are.


Four years ago, young Rylie, Rheann and Ainsley — aged three, six, and four at the time, respectively — decided to come together for a memorable photo shoot.


In March 2014, photographers Christy Goodger and Lora Scantling took a very special picture of the three little girls from Oklahoma. Rheann Franklin, now nine, Ainsley Peters, now seven, and Rylie Hughey, now six years old, were hugging tightly with their eyes closed, supporting each other in their mutual fight against cancer.


The picture quickly went viral and made headlines all over the world. A year later, Scantling recreated the picture to celebrate the fact that the three girls were all in remission. This time, the girls' eyes were open, to symbolize that they were looking ahead to a bright future.



The girls have come a long way in those four years since the first picture was taken. Rylie has overcome kidney cancer, Ainsley has been successfully treated for leukemia, and Rheann has survived and beaten a rare form of brain cancer. Rheann is cancer free. Unfortunately though, her hair won't grow because extensive radiation treatment burned its follicles and her eyes will always droop due to the way the tumor sat on her brain stem.



Photographer Lora Scantling with little Ainsley


The shoot has become an annual tradition which Scantling plans to continue. That way, the youngsters can document their joint inspirational journey. The girls have remained close since they first came together, helping raise each other’s spirits during difficult times.

20 Innovative Food Inventions We Had Never Seen Before

Thu, 2018-02-15 16:38

Have you ever seen a shopping cart that has a magnifying glass attached, so that the elderly can read the food labels more easily? Have you ever picked up an avocado with a color-coded sticker that tells you exactly when the fruit is ripe? Have you ever seen a microwave that will cook your food to perfection by merely scanning the barcode on the packaging?


If the answer to these questions is "no", then you should check out the following list of innovative food inventions which you probably didn't even know existed!


Bowl Of Chicken And French Fries, With A Straw For Your Soda Through Its Center. One Hand Holds All The Things, So That You Can Eat With The Other

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This Avocado Has A Color Chart On Its Sticker, So That You Know When It's Ripe

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Shopping Carts With A Magnifying Glass For The Elderly

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Chopsticks Which Are Also A Fork, If You Aren't Feeling Too Confident

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Picnic Table Has Seating For Adults, Seating For Small Kids, A High Chair, And Also Space For Wheelchair Users

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This Store Sorts The Bananas By How Ripe They Are

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Stretchy Reusable Food Cover

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My Mother Blew My Mind When She Brought These Unique Little Inventions Back From Her Vacation To Peru

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This Restaurant Sells Fries In Paper Cones. The Tables Have Diamond Shaped Holes That Hold The Cones

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Asian 'Pringles' With A Tab To Lift The Chips Up So That You Don't Have To Try To Put Your Hand In The Tube

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Danish Restaurant Keeps Track Of Occupied Tables Using Lego

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A Miniature Train Delivered Our Beer At A Restaurant In Prague

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Edible Cutlery

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This Coffee Shop Demonstrates The Differences Among Coffee Drink Types

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The Local Coffee Shop Uses Frozen Coffee Cubes To Make Iced Coffee

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Takeout Spork With A Toothpick In The Handle

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Glasses Designed So That You Can Carry Several At Once

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French Fries Cone With A Built-In Sauce Container

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This Restaurant Has Delicious Coke Ice Cubes.

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Wine Condoms Which Help To Preserve Unfinished Bottle Of Wine

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Enraged Mother Accidentally Texted 35-Year-Old Stranger. The Conversation That Followed Is Epic!

Thu, 2018-02-15 16:36

A 35-year-old man from Wisconsin was merely enjoying his day off from work when a text suddenly appeared in his mobile's inbox, saying: “Hunny please grab milk and lunch meet on your way home.” Given that the guy, who goes by the name of velakskin, was already at home, and that he did not recognize the number, he figured that apparently, the sender had contacted the wrong person. He then found out the sender was an angry mom. Although he repeatedly tried to convince her of her mistake, the mother refused to believe that she wasn't talking to Jess, her 18-year-old daughter.


As you will see below, things escalated quickly!



























Reference: Bored Panda

Breathtaking Pictures Of Tesla Car Flying Through Space

Thu, 2018-02-15 16:34

We live in a fantastic time in which it’s possible to shoot photos like the following: it is a Tesla Roadster sports car that's flying through space with the Earth in the background.



One week ago, Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy rocket, the most powerful operational rocket in the world. Musk’s original “midnight cherry” Tesla Roadster was attached to the top of the rocket with a dummy called STARMAN sitting inside.


After it was successfully launched and reached space, the picture above was one of the still frames that were captured by the multiple onboard cameras.


View from SpaceX Launch Control. Apparently, there is a car in orbit around Earth. pic.twitter.com/QljN2VnL1O

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 6, 2018

There is even a live camera feed of the Tesla’s journey:


“It is hoped the car will be thrown into an elliptical orbit that stretches out to Mars’ orbit around the Sun,” SPACE & UNIVERSE writes. “The car will take at least six months to travel the 200 million miles to Mars.”


The car will be playing David Bowie's song “Space Oddity” on repeat as it continues on the billion-year elliptic Mars orbit.


Tesla has an advertising budget of $0.


It seems the Roadster overshot its intended Mars orbit and is instead headed towards the asteroid belt:


Third burn successful. Exceeded Mars orbit and kept going to the Asteroid Belt. pic.twitter.com/bKhRN73WHF

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2018

That's the last photo of the Tesla Roadster which was launched into space last week. It demonstrates the dummy called Starman leaving Earth in the rearview mirror while it hurtles towards Mars’ orbit and later onto the Asteroid Belt.



The picture was shared by billionaire Elon Musk on Instagram and by SpaceX on Flickr. As you may remember, SpaceX started to publish all of its Flickr pictures to the public domain in March 2015, which led to Flickr adding a public domain designation only a few days later.


This image is the last in a series of jaw-dropping photographs of the Tesla in space with Earth in the background. In case you missed them:







The Roadster was strapped to the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on this first test flight as the mass simulator. According to Musk, using concrete or steel blocks for the weight, would've been “extremely boring.” The car and dummy are now on an elliptical orbit around the Sun that might last “a billion years.”

Players Are Getting Excited Over Monopoly’s Cheater Edition... Sounds More Legit!

Wed, 2018-02-14 05:43

How do you play Monopoly's cheaters’ version? The game's objective still is to be the player who has the most money in the end. However, players can skip extra spaces after they roll the dice to avoid squares they do not want to land on, they can actively try to avoid paying rent to other players, and they can slip a few extra bills from the bank when nobody's looking.


As the standard Community Chest and Chance cards, the Cheater’s Version will also come with 15 cards. There will be five cheat cards in the middle of the board at any point in the game. Players can try to fulfill these cards' purposes at any point in the game.



Here is a list of several cheats in the game:


  • Placing a hotel on one of your properties
  • Stealing money from the bank
  • Removing a hotel from somebody else’s property
  • Taking an extra $100 from the bank when you pass go
  • Collecting rent for someone else’s property
  • Moving some other player’s token rather than your own on your turn
  • Giving somebody less money than you owe them


If a player gets away with their cheat, they aren't punished but rewarded. Nevertheless, if they get caught, there will be consequences. On the back of the cheat cards, there's a list of rewards and punishments for every cheat.


So if you have never been good at this game – or if you are a massive cheat – this edition is probably for you!

Heartwarming Pictures Of Turkish Man Carrying Kitten After Their House Caught Fire Captured International Sympathy

Wed, 2018-02-14 05:40

The dramatic picture of 83-year-old Ali Meşe and his kitten watching their house burn down in western Turkey's Bolu province became viral after it was shared by CNN International Ellen DeGeneres’ Show.


Love is everything. When the man's house burned to the ground, he ensured that he had saved his precious treasure. In the meantime, the Mudurnu Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundation began to build a new home for Meşe's family, who escaped the burning house; luckily with only a few minor burn injuries.


As Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalın previously tweeted, he contacted Bolu province's governorate, who told him they'd address the "needs of uncle Ali."



Also, Minister of Family and Social Policies Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya stepped in to initiate an extensive help campaign.


Meşe is currently receiving medical treatment for his injuries. The man said he felt grateful for all the offers of assistance from both Turkey and abroad. He added that he had received hundreds of calls since the incident.



Meşe accidentally started the fire while he was trying to light the heating stove with gasoline. Unfortunately, his efforts led to an explosion in the living room, and then Meşe's single-story wooden house burned to the ground.


Neighbors noticed the fire immediately and informed the fire brigade, who managed to save the old man, his wife, his son and his kitty just in time.

Truck Driver Drove Right Over the Stunning Nazca Lines

Wed, 2018-02-14 05:33

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There is a 2,000-year-old archaeological mystery preserved in Southern Peru: gigantic images carved into the desert by unknown ancient artists. The stunning Nazca Lines depict birds, monkeys, and humans, as well as some of the creations, span up to 1,200 feet. The breaking news is that a man just drove over them with his truck.


As CNN reports:


Jainer Jesus Flores Vigo, 40, was arrested after he allegedly ignored warning signage and drove over UNESCO World Heritage site, the ministry said.

Also, according to NPR:


Argentine newspaper Clarín reports that the driver said he didn’t know the area because he had never traveled there before and that he left the road because of a mechanical problem. The newspaper speculated that the driver actually drove off the Pan-American Highway to avoid paying a toll.

Vigo left tire tracks in a football field-sized area of the geoglyphs and damaged three of them. Peruvian authorities released him since they didn’t have any evidence that he had done it intentionally. They shared a picture of the damage on Twitter:


#COMUNICADO: Ministerio de Cultura denuncia penalmente a chofer de camión que ingresó a la Pampa de Nasca: https://t.co/SlcJeyYgMm #PrensaCultura pic.twitter.com/rdMf26Eo8r

— Ministerio Cultura (@MinCulturaPe) January 29, 2018

Artists from pre-Hispanic Peruvian societies from 500BC to 500AD created the giant drawings by removing the darker rock's top layer to reveal the lighter earth below, as UNESCO reports. The dry desert environment has allowed the markings to remain for 2,000 years.


This is not the first time plain stupidity has led to somebody damaging the lines. Greenpeace had performed a stunt in 2014 in which they laid big pieces of yellow cloth on the lines.


References: NPR, CNN, Gizmodo

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