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‘"Sex Is Very Painful; I Thought I Was Going To Die" – Former Ms Nigeria, Nike Osinowo

It has been recently reported that former Miss Nigeria, Chief Adenike Oshinowo is now a mother of twins (a boy and a girl) via surrogacy.

The twins are Nike's biological children but was carried and birthed by another woman. It has also been alleged that the 47-year-old entrepreneur who battles with a disease called endometriosis, bought sperm from a sperm bank in the US.

Last week, she talked about her long term association with the disease (endometriosis is a disorder that occurs when the endometrium (cells lining the uterus) grow in other areas of the body, causing excruciating pain.)

Medical experts identify endometriosis as a significant factor in unexplained female infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and other gynaecological problems.

Red Flags to be Aware of: The Dangers of Online Dating

Online dating can be a great way to meet people that offers many advantages over traditional methods. But there are dangers to be aware of.

If you're not the type to be going out and hitting the clubs every weekend, or you feel a little uncomfortable talking to random strangers on the street, perhaps you haven't had the most active love life recently. That's okay - there's no shame in that. But the Web can help!

No longer solely the realm of creepy middle-aged men who still live in their mothers' basement collecting vintage action figures, Internet dating is uniting normal couples at an incredible rate. Some reports claim that nearly 20% of married couples these days originally met online. Things have come so far along that even your parents probably think it's normal.

On one hand, this means that there are a lot of opportunities to meet really great people through online dating. On the other, there are some risks, and many pitfalls to the process that one should be aware of.

This article will cover some problems that can befall one when meeting others online, and how to avoid them.

I know this will shock you, but it turns out that not everyone is completely honest all the time on the Internet. Thus, there are quite a few risks to online dating that everyone should be aware of.

Sweetheart Scams

When we think we are in love, we don't do the most rational things. There are quite a few scammers out there willing to exploit this. If you realize that it has happened to you, it's probably not the first conversation you want to have with friends and family, since it can be a wee bit embarrassing. And don't go thinking that just because you're some sort of Einstein that you're immune to it either.

When that impossibly gorgeous hunk/babe you've chatted with three times falls in love with you and make amazing promises -- their hand in marriage, the amazing wealth that they /almost/ have at their disposal, etc., you may think "Wow, am I ever lucky!". If you're thinking this, then the person on the other end is probably thinking the same thing. It might be worth wondering if something seems to good to be true. It is, and it won't be long before you are asked to "help" your newfound virtual lover with some terrible problem that begs for your sympathy.

Once the con artist figures they are done bleeding you dry, and you finally clue in to what's going on, they'll disppear, so they can focus their time on the other dozen or so victims that they are busy scamming. Don't let this happen to you! Be wary!

Are There Giants Around You?

My mom's recent funeral got me thinking a little about when it will be my turn for the whispering assembly of family and friends who will swear that, as I lay there in makeup and a suit I probably have not worn in years, I look so natural. And then some words (kind, I hope) will be spoken about the life I lived.

And I thought as that day approaches, if my children were to ask me, "Dick (being a step-father, I never was called Dad), did you ever do anything or know anyone that/who was relevant to the world?", what would I tell them?

I doubt I could say much about the first part, "did I do anything relevant to the world." I mean I think I did a lot of good things that were relevant to the people immediately on the receiving end but beyond that small audience, there was probably nothing I did personally.

But I did have the honor and privilege to know and teach SCUBA diving to two men that I discovered much later, were very relevant to the world in vastly different ways. And, as we are taught about the traits of the models we should emulate, each was very unassuming, quiet, congenial, and seemed to judge me based on my skills, not my pedigree, education, or social connections. They were very good men, and we got along very easily.

The first, Jimmy Sneed, I knew as the Ford dealer in my home town of Fort Pierce, Florida. I met him when he came to take an introductory SCUBA class I was teaching at the local junior college. (That was before the term "community college" came into vogue.)

He was one of the "old guys" in class as I referred to them quietly to my assistant instructors. I was 24 and he was about my dad's age. He did very well in the pool, never got rattled underwater in some of the stressful situations we would create, and went along on many of the subsequent diving trips I arranged long after his basic class graduated.

He helped me buy my first car on my own, a beautiful 1969 Ford Thunderbird Landau, and there was always a feeling of safety when Jim was on the reef with you.

How to Stop Anxiety And Unwanted Thoughts

Unwanted thoughts are an extremely common symptom of anxiety disorders. Anxiety is the type of mental health disorder that specifically causes negative thinking, and the inability to control the thoughts that come into your head. For some people, anxiety itself can be caused by these thoughts.

Unwanted thoughts are especially common with obsessive compulsive disorder, a type of anxiety disorder, but they may affect other anxiety disorders in different ways as well. Below are some examples of obsessive thoughts, how they affect your ability to cope with anxiety, and what you can do to stop them.

Black Panther: Dedicated to giving black women Their Proper Place !

Black Panther as a movie and as a character cannot exist without the women of Wakanda, and the overarching message is one that is rarely seen in the superhero genre (or in many movies in general): Women Get Shit Done, Discount Them At Your Own Risk.

To start, there are more main female characters in Black Panther than there are in any other currently released MCU film. While it’s true that all of them support King T’challa in some way (Ramonda is his mother, Shuri his sister, Okoye his general, Nakia a spy, and the rest of the Dora Milaje are his guards), they never come off as existing solely for T’challa’s benefit. Everyone has their own thing going on, whether it’s being a super-genius with a taste for shoe puns, freeing young girls from assumed sexual slavery (which, by the way, wow), maintaining a regal front in the face of chaos, or making hard choices when it comes to dueling loyalties, the women in T’challa’s life are busy, interesting people.

There are further things Black Panther could have done to create a completely representative women’s world. There were rumors that the movie would include a romance between the Dora Milaje general Okoye and Ayo, the Dora played by Florence Kasumba whose character in the comic books is canonically gay. Their relationship was platonic in the movie, which felt like a misstep for a film so dedicated to giving black women their full due. Still, there are more stories to be told in Wakanda and there may be hope that future films will give queer women some badly-needed representation in the MCU (in the meanwhile, Ayo’s love story can be found in Roxane Gay’s World of Wakanda). It’s important to keep pushing for the types of characters people want to see on screen, and Black Panther has done great work in giving the world a cast of crucial black women whose lives are full and whose actions define the narrative. Hopefully its historic success will get the hint across to filmmakers in all genres.

I almost died after giving birth to my daughter - Serena Williams

Serena Williams revealed Tuesday that the complications she endured after giving birth were more serious than she originally indicated.

“I almost died after giving birth to my daughter, Olympia,” Williams wrote in a piece for CNN highlighting the challenges women worldwide face while giving birth.

Williams said in a Vogue profile published last month that she was bedridden for six weeks after her daughter was delivered by emergency C-section on Sept 1. She developed blood clots in her lungs and her C-section incision ruptured due to the coughing caused by the clots. When doctors went to close the C-section wound again, they discovered a hematoma in her abdomen. She also had another procedure to insert a filter in a vein to prevent future clots in her lungs.

Williams remained hospitalized for a week, confined to her bed at home for another six weeks and was unable to walk the length of a block until early November. She made her return to competitive tennis in an exhibition match on Dec. 30 and was expected to play in the Australian Open in January, though she was forced to withdraw.


Binoculars magazine: 4-star hotel collapsed after a massive 6.4 earthquake hit Taiwan

The government confirmed a hotel had collapsed, but no further details were immediately available.

Taiwan has seen 19 earthquakes today, all occurring just off the coast of Hualien, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

National Central University Institute of Applied Geology professor Lee Chyi-tyi describes this cluster of earthquakes as a "earthquake swarm".

Multiple aftershocks are continuing to strike the area.

The building is reported to be Marshal Hotel in Hualien City, which has about 300 rooms.
Photos below showed extensive damage to roads and high-rise buildings partially collapsed.
Emergency services are working to free people who are trapped, the reports say.

A hotel on the east coast of Taiwan has collapsed after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake, the national fire agency said, with reports that several other buildings have been toppled with some people trapped.

Images on local television showed the Marshal Hotel in Hualien slanted on its side, partially crumpled into the ground.

Media reports said there were 30 people trapped inside with others crawling to safety.

The fire agency said a second hotel had also been damaged, with televison images showing roads strewn with rubble and cracks in highways.

The quake hit at 23:50 pm (1550 GMT) around 21 kilometres (13 miles) northeast of the port city Hualien, according to the United States Geological Survey.

It follows almost 100 smaller tremors to have hit the area in the last three days.

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta says 'Time to fight back'

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Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta says the players are "disappointed" with recent results, but will "work hard" to turn it around.
"We are Chelsea, a big club and when we lose one game it’s a bad time for us," said Azpilicueta.
"Obviously to lose two in a row is even worse but I’m sure this team will fight back. We have three targets to go for and we have a massive three or four months ahead of us."

Source: BBC

Binoculars Magazine: First look on our Instagram Fashion pick from Stylepantry

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Timberlake danced and sang to all his best Songs of yesteryear, including “SexyBack,”

Timberlake’s halftime show, then, had a lot riding on it. Not only was the performance a chance for him to reconcile with black fans and perhaps atone for his perceived sins against Janet Jackson (who, on Sunday, was celebrated on Twitter with the #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay hashtag as a kind of protest), but also to establish his new era and persona which, up until now, has been vague at best, nonsensical at worst.

Timberlake achieved none of these things in what was, for the most part, a perfectly adequate show. Adequate, teetering on forgettable. Despite the undercurrent of possible controversy, the most striking thing about Timberlake’s show was how carefully it tiptoed around anything taboo.
Dressed in a camouflage suit and red banana kerchief, Timberlake danced and sang to all his best bangers of yesteryear, including “SexyBack,” “Cry Me A River,” and “My Love” ― pop tunes infused with hip-hop and R&B cool. But the songs, censored and edited down for prime time, felt sanitized.

The show was punctuated by a much-discussed and criticized tribute: a projection of the late singer Prince singing ‘I Would Die 4 U’ while Timberlake accompanied on piano, right before a wide overhead shot of the stadium and surrounding area bathed in a warm purple light and The Purple One’s symbol.

This, too, was a gesture that was adequate, safe, and just fine ― an appropriate way to honor and hold space for an iconic black performer without having to acknowledge Ms. Jackson.

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The Hypa duo: Did You See This Video Online This Week?

The Hypa duo, often time called Hypa brothers who have had a very good music year with the release of Asiko, Asiko remix on which they featured the maestro 9ice, DunDun vibe with Dotman is here again with the last single of the year, DANCE.

This again goes to enact the fact that the synergy between them and Phantom is one made in heaven as he gives them a wonderful Afro infused high life beat. This is one song to get the celebratory end of year rolling.

As much as possible, this is a banger. You won’t stop grooving to it from there very first listen. Marqai did a perfect job with the mixing and mastering which gives the song the feel. Download this and your playlist of 2017 is complete.

FCC chief disapprove of Trump administration 5G network plan - CNN

Washington (CNN)The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has come out against the Trump administration's desire to nationalize a secure 5G network.

Any 5G plan would require FCC approval, leaving the future of the Trump administration proposal in serious doubt.
A National Security Council official presented senior members of the Trump's administration with information suggesting that the United States needs to centralize its 5G network by the end of President Donald Trump's first term as a safeguard against Chinese cybersecurity and economic threats.

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Grammys 2018: Shakira makes Grammy history, wins Best Latin Pop Album twice

Pop singer, Shakira, marked a historical feat at the Grammys on Sunday, when she became the first artist to win Best Latin Pop Album twice. The Columbian native won the award category for her album ‘Eldorado’ following her 2001 win in the same award category for her live album ‘MTV Unplugged’.

Shakira, who is a four-time Grammy world record holder, took to her instagram page @shakira to appreciate her fans in two videos; one in Spanish and another in English. Her win was 
acknowledged by the Grammy Recording Academy on its Twitter handle @RecordingAcad where it wrote:“@shakira is officially the first female artist to win twice in the Best Latin Pop Album category”. The singer and belly dancer’s win was widely received by Latinos and minorities on social media as they trooped to congratulate the entertainer. 40 year-old Shakira has released eleven studio albums, four live albums, two compilation albums, forty-nine singles (including nine as featured artist), and nine promotional singles. Her official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time with 10 million downloads.` With over 1.6 billion views, it is one of the most viewed music videos on YouTube. In 2011, she was appointed by former U.S. President Barack Obama to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics – a four-person group that advises the President and Education Secretary.

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BREAKING! Chelsea and Arsenal reach agreement for Olivier Giroud. £15 million plus bonuses.

Giroud will be allowed to leave Arsenal if they get Aubameyang, and he would be open to joining Chelsea.

The deal will be completed once Arsenal complete the remaining details in the Aubameyang transfer, Borussia Dortmund could replace the Gabonese striker with Michy Batshuayi (Di Marzio)

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