Friday, 31 July 2015

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are expecting a baby girl!

Facebook founder has announced on Facebook that he is expecting his first baby with wife Priscilla Chan.
He also revealed that they had been trying for years to get pregnant and suffered three miscarriages.

'Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we're expecting a baby girl!' wrote Zuckerberg on Facebook.

'This will be a new chapter in our lives. We've already been so fortunate for the opportunity to touch people's lives around the world - Cilla as a doctor and educator, and me through this community and philanthropy.

'Now we'll focus on making the world a better place for our child and the next generation.... We want to share one experience to start. We've been trying to have a child for a couple of years and have had three miscarriages along the way.'

Zuckerberg, 31, and Chan, 30, were married on May 19, 2012 in a quiet ceremony in their backyard.

Kylie Jenner reveals that 'PureLeef butt enhancement cream and breast plumping lotion' is the all-natural secret behind her figure


17-year-old Kylie took to Instagram to let her fans in on another of her beauty secrets. She posted a snap of herself holding 'PureLeef butt enhancement cream and breast plumping lotion'.

She wrote: 'I love sharing my beauty secrets with you guys and this is a favorite! @PureLeef offers products with All Natural ingredients (which is important to me) to help maintain & accentuate your curves!
'@PureLeef's butt enhancement cream & Breast plumping lotion stimulate fat cells in the target areas. I started seeing results after only a month of consistent use. Love their products Visit #curvesonfleek'.


On the company's website, the $47 (£30) butt enhancement and body plumping cream is described as 'a modern day miracle cream that uses science and nature to boost the volume and shape of the hips and buttocks. According to the company based in Georgia, the butt cream contains Sarsaspogenin, derived from the roots of the Asian plant Anemarrhena Asphodeloides and stimulates a subcutaneous fat layer which provides a plumper, less wrinkled appearance. It also contains Macelignan, which is derived from nutmeg.

Well, I'm not sure if Kylie is actually using this product or she was paid by the company to advertise. Have you ever tried using a butt enhancement cream? Did it work? Comments below!

Why Tigernuts are good for you

High in iron, potassium, magnesium and Vitamins C and E, Tigernuts taste sweet, with a hint of coconut, and have a chewy texture.

Spokesman for Navi Organics, Jemma Brett said: ‘We’ve been selling tigernuts for about a year now, and are definitely noticing more interest recently, and our sales are increasing. We consider them a superfood, especially with their nutrient profile almost mirroring that of human breast milk, and the fact that they are gluten-free and nut-free makes them a wonderful alternative and healthy choice.’

Tigernuts help in weight management: Tigernuts act as a mild appetite suppressant because they contain resistant starch, a type of starch which resists digestion, thereby keeping us feeling fuller for longer, and also reduces the amount of calories we absorb from the food.

‘Resistant starch is also a prebiotic, which helps our bodies to naturally develop probiotic or friendly bacteria ensuring a strong immune system,’ according to Ludovica Vigliardi Paravia, spokesman for Organic Gemini, which will launch tigernuts in the UK this September after their success in the U.S.

In Spain, where tigernuts are known as ‘chufa’ and are grown in the Valencia region, they are used to make the popular drink, Horchata.

Fishermen also use them as bait, particularly for carp. In the eastern Region of Nigeria it is called 'aki awusa'. It is popular in the Northern part of Nigeria.

PHOTOS: Will Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett stuns in new all-white photoshoot for the 'American Way' magazine

43 year old wife of Will Smith, Jada Pinkett posed for a photo shoot accompanied by an interview for the American Way, the magazine for American Airlines.

Jada talked about her tough upbringing in Baltimore and admitted her mother moved her to North Carolina after she was robbed at gunpoint.

She has been married to Will Smith for almost 20 years and also slammed speculation about divorce from Will Smith: 'Marriages go through shifts and relationships go through shifts because in life things shift. So people are automatically like, "What's going on? They must be getting a divorce." Well, no.'

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

8 yr old Baltimore boy becomes the first ever recipient of a double hand transplant....thanks to an anonymous donor

Philadelphia doctors (40-member transplant team led by Dr. L. Scott Levin) have transplanted donor hands and forearms onto an 8-year-old boy from Baltimore whose own hands were amputated when he was a toddler. The 10-hour operation was performed earlier this month at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This is the first ever double hand transplant on a child.



"The success of Penn's first bilateral hand transplant on an adult, performed in 2011, gave us a foundation to adapt the intricate techniques and coordinated plans required to perform this type of complex procedure on a child," Levin, chairman of the department of orthopaedic surgery at Penn Medicine and director of the hand transplantation program at Children's Hospital, said in a statement. Levin remembers the moment he saw one of Zion's new hands pink up with the blood rushing into it.
"That hand was now alive," he said. "That became, instantly, part of Zion's circulation, no different than my hand or your hand."

Zion lost his hands and his feet when he was 2 to a life-threatening bacterial infection that also led to a kidney transplant.

Jane Birkin asks Hermes to Remove Her Name From Their Iconic Bag

British actress Jane Birkin – is requesting that the designer brand remove her name from their bags.
In a statement via Yahoo! News, Birkin said: “Having been alerted to the cruel practices reserved for crocodiles during their slaughter to make Hermes handbags carrying my name, I have asked Hermes to debaptize the Birkin Croco until better practices in line with international norms can be put in place.”
PETA had recently highlighted the practice: “At just one year old, alligators are shot with a captive-bolt gun or crudely cut into while they’re still conscious and able to feel pain… The investigator saw alligators continuing to move their legs and tails in the bleed rack and in bloody ice bins several minutes after their attempted slaughter.”
A Hermes Birkin bag costs about $60,000, although according to Us Weekly a pink croc skin bag went for $223,000 at an auction.
How Birkin got a bag named after her: “Birkin, the former lover of famous French singer Serge Gainsbourg, inspired the handbag after sitting next to Hermes’ late chairman Jean-Louis Dumas on a flight in 1981 from Paris to London. Dumas witnessed contents from Birkin’s purse falling from the plane’s overhead compartment, and she proceeded to complain about the structure of her handbag. Three years later, Hermes created a custom-designed bag for Birkin – and it has remained one of the most coveted luxury accessories since its conception.”
Hermes released the following statement to Us Weekly: “Jane Birkin has expressed her concerns regarding practices for slaughtering crocodiles. Her comments do not in any way influence the friendship and confidence that we have shared for many years. Hermès respects and shares her emotions and was also shocked by the images recently broadcast…. An investigation is underway at the Texas farm which was implicated in the video. Any breach of rules will be rectified and sanctioned. Hermès specifies that this farm does not belong to them and that the crocodile skins supplied are not used for the fabrication of Birkin bags.”

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Teenage boy arrested for killing a 4yr old boy and removing the deceased’s intestine and kidney

Nigeria – Tajudeen Azeez (16yrs) has been arrested by the Lagos state police command for  killing a 4yr old boy and  removing the deceased’s intestine and kidney. According to reports, he lured the boy to the back of a primary school where he carried out the murder.
He is currently being detained at the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID), Yaba where he confessed that a certain Osho promised to give him N50,000 to provide him with fresh human parts.


Male semen can affect the genes and behaviour of females according to research

New research suggests that male semen can affect the genes and behaviour of females.

The research team, from the University of East Anglia, found male fruit flies selectively alter the chemical make-up of their seminal fluid.

And that when around rivals, the males produce more seminal proteins, New Scientist reports.

One of the proteins is a 'master regulator' of genes - and females exposed to it showed a wide range of changes in gene expression.

Gene expression is the process by which specific genes are activated to produce a required protein to help the body function.

These proteins go on to perform essential functions as enzymes, hormones and receptors, for example.

The research was presented earlier this month at the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution conference in Austria.

It adds to a growing body of scientific evidence showing seminal fluid may have both physical and psychological effects on the body.

Previous studies have claimed semen can elevate mood, increase affection, induce sleep and also contain at least three antidepressants.

The research suggests it is not just that women who are having sex are simply happier, but that happiness levels might be related to the quantity of semen within their body.

Seminal proteins can directly affect the behaviour of flies because they enter the circulation and get to the brain, says Professor Chapman.

This, in turn, helps her to reproduce as soon as possible.

It references the work of Sarah Robertson of the University of Adelaide. When it comes to seminal signalling, she believes 'semen causes the cervix to produce molecules that influence the rest of the body - and influence a women in many other ways than the region involved in reproduction.


Monday, 27 July 2015

Michael Jackson's dad hospitalized after suffering stroke

According to a statement issued by The Albert Einstein hospital in São Paulo, 87-year-old Joe Jackson was admitted Sunday afternoon (July 26) to their intensive care unit following a stroke.

The father of Michael Jackson, suffered three heart attacks and has been fitted with a pacemaker during an emergency surgery. His heart stopped beating for 10 seconds before he was revived by medical staff at the Albert Einstein Hospital.
He flew to Brazil to celebrate his 87th birthday but missed his birthday party on Saturday because he wasn't feeling well.
He was due back to the US on Tuesday. Family members want Jackson to return to the US for treatment, but at the moment his health is too uncertain to travel.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of the late singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown dies aged 22

"Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family," the Houston family said in a statement. "She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months."

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of the late singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, died Sunday, almost six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub. She was 22.

Her boyfriend, Nick Gordon and a friend discovered Bobbi face down and unresponsive in a bath tub on Jan. 31 and Gordon attempted to revive her. As she lay in various hospitals for months, the Houston and Brown sides of her family frequently feuded over how to care for her, making headlines with their disagreements. Bobbi was placed in a medically-induced coma and had been breathing with the aid of a ventilator before she died on Sunday.

Her mother, Whitney Houston was found dead in a hotel bath in Los Angeles in 2012.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

10 foods that boost hair growth

A salmon filet on a plate beside green beans, with sliced cherry tomatoes on top
Salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B-12 and iron. Essential omega-3 fatty acids are needed to support scalp health.

Collard green leaves
Dark Green Vegetables
Spinach, as well as broccoli and other dark green vegetables, is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum, an oily substance, secreted by your hair follicles, which is the body’s natural hair conditioner.

Legumes like kidney beans and lentils provide lots of protein to promote hair growth. They also provide ample iron, zinc, and biotin. Biotin deficiencies can result in brittle hair. Three or more cups of lentils or beans each week is expert recommended.

Glasses filled with pistachios, almonds and walnuts
Brazil nuts are one of the best sources of selenium, an important mineral for the health of your scalp. Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that may help conditioning your hair. They also contain zinc, same as cashews and almonds.  Zinc deficiency can lead to hair shedding.

A grilled chicken breast and asparagus on a plate
Inadequate or low-quality protein can result in loss of hair colour.

Eggs sitting on a white and red striped cloth
Eggs are one of the best protein sources. They also contain biotin and vitamin B-12, which are important beauty nutrients.

A series of whole grains
Whole Grains
Whole grains, including whole-wheat bread and fortified whole-grain breakfast cereals are excellent for a hair-healthy dose of zinc, iron, and B vitamins.

Oysters on ice
Apart from being an aphrodisiac, Oysters is also a good source of zinc which is a powerful antioxidant,and can also lead to healthy hair.

An assortment of dairy products on a cutting board and blue gingham tablecloth
Low-Fat Dairy Products
Low-fat dairy products like skim milk and yogurt are great sources of calcium, which is an important mineral for hair growth. They also contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources.
A row of carrots
Carrot is an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes a healthy scalp along with good vision.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Bill Cosby admits using drugs to take advantage of women

The New York Times has published highlights from the transcript of a deposition of Bill Cosby that took place in 2005 and 2006. During the intense questioning which took place at a Philadelphia hotel, Cosby presented himself as an unapologetic, cavalier playboy who used his fame and wealth to take advantage of women. The deposition was held as part of a lawsuit filed by Andrea Constand, who accused the comedian of drugging and sexually assaulting her. The parties have been prohibited from releasing the memorandum because of a confidentiality clause that was part of the settlement agreement, but the deposition itself was never sealed.
The deposition revealed:
-That Cosby admitted he had procured a type of sedative called Quaaludes, with the intent of giving them to women he was planning to have sex with. He also admitted to giving Andrea Constand one-and-a-half tablets of Benadryl.
- That Cosby as cultivated relationships with young women by acting as a mentor figure to them, spending time with them, and taking on a larger and larger role in their lives before pushing them for sex acts.
- That Cosby admitted to paying a woman to keep quiet about their affair through the talent agency that represented him.
Constand's lawyer had asked the court to release the 10,000-page deposition transcript to the public.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

PHOTOS: Police hunt for 'illegal child marriage broker' after he reportedly arranged marriage between a 35-year-old man and a little girl aged only 6

The Indian police have launched a manhunt for an 'illegal child marriage broker' after he reportedly arranged marriage between a 35-year-old man and a little girl aged only 6.

The marriage broker known as Jamuni Bai, is known for arranging marriages with child brides for about £350, say police in Rajasthan, India.

Photos have emerged showing the shocking marriage of  35-year-old Ratan Lal Jat to a six-year-old girl.

It's thought the wedding took place secretly on June 23 in a village temple ceremony witnessed by 5 people including broker, Jamuni Bai.

Groom Ratan Lal Jat, has been arrested under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006, but police are still hunting Bai.


Dermatologists issue health warning against #sunburnart trend in which people allow their skin to burn in tattoo like designs

Dermatologists have issued health warning against #sunburnart trend in which people allow their skin to burn in tattoo like designs

People are taking to social media to post photos of sunburn designs on their skin.
This involves putting on sunscreen in a design or applying a temporary tattoo to burn a pattern onto the skin
Dermatologists say this could cause skin cancer as it's revealed 73,000 will get melanoma in 2015.


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

PHOTOS: Nollywood actor IK Ogbonna weds his girlfriend and mother of his child, Sonia Morales in Serbia

Nollywood star Ikechukwu ‘Ik’ Ogbonna posted a post wedding photo of himself and his new wife Sonia Morales on Instagram captioned ‘done deal’,

Done deal 🚦👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼 We don’t know how to hate … It’s too much energy and we kinda love the art of love … Its more refreshing ….So to all those that hate us it’s ok to hate but I must appreciate u guys (haters) and tell u how much we love u Hope one day u will find love in ur heart Let’s heal the world with love and leave hate , jealousy , envy , spite , anger and all the other family members … I truly do love and appreciate each and everyone of you from d bottom of my OBI . Ok bye.

PHOTOS: Lady Gaga's shoe designer unveils more bizarre designs

27 year old Philippines-born artist and shoe designer Kermit Tersoro has invented an octopus-inspired platform shoe which is supported by thick curved tentacles.
Even singer Lady Gaga who is a known fan of Kermit's designs, might struggle a bit with this latest one. See photos below...Can you wear any of these?