Thursday, 14 January 2021

Anti-Anging Smoothie Recipe


Everything you eat and drink contributes to the way you look, and the best news is that eating your way to a youthful glow has never been easier or more delicious! Start by nourishing your body with anti-aging superstars like berries, cucumber, watermelon, and tomatoes, and you'll quickly look and feel healthy, happy, and more vibrant—from the inside out.

These three smoothies will help keep you hydrated and glowing. And for more great recipes to help turn back the clock.

COOL AS A CUCUMBER SMOOTHIE

MAKES 1 SERVING

You could try to balance slippery cucumber slices on your eyes or you could mix up this delicious, hydrating smoothie that fights signs of aging! In addition to fiber-rich cucumber, this smoothie blends in cantaloupe--loaded with vitamins A and C, which promote skin cell turnover and contribute to collagen formation, giving skin elasticity and youthful plumpness. Cucumber and cantaloupe are also high in potassium, which is critical for hydration, as is the coconut water, which adds a tropical kick.

Ingredients:

1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped*

1 cup coconut water

1/2 cup chopped cantaloupe

1/2 cup chopped papaya

1 small lemon, peeled, quartered, and seeded

Several ice cubes

Directions:

In a blender, combine the cucumber, coconut water, cantaloupe, papaya, lemon, and ice cubes. Blend until the desired consistency is reached. Serve ice cold.

*For best results, chill all ingredients before preparing.

Per serving: 143 calories, 1 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 35 g carbohydrates, 26 g sugar, 69 mg sodium, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein.

THE BRAZILIAN FACE-LIFT

MAKES 1 SERVING

This powerful skin booster combines kale and blueberries, which are both loaded with antioxidants that help prevent free radical damage and increase collagen production. The secret ingredient here is Brazil nuts--they contain the superstar ingredient selenium (which improves skin's elasticity), plus omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E (which help to maintain skin's moisture) and copper (which helps melanin production). We'll drink to that!

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut water

1 cup chopped kale

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1 orange, peeled

2 Brazil nuts

Directions:

In a blender, combine the coconut water, kale, blueberries, orange, and Brazil nuts. Blend until the desired consistency is reached. Drink up!

Per serving: 291 calories, 7 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 57 g carbohydrates, 37 g sugar, 72 mg sodium, 9 g fiber, 7 g protein.

ISLAND TIME SHIFTER

MAKES 1 SERVING

This incredibly delicious smoothie is like a tropical Rx for your skin. The mango and strawberries are loaded with vitamins A, C, and E, and avocado is a healthy fat that absorbs vitamins A and E, keeping skin soft and wrinkle free. 

Almonds add extra fiber and a little crunch for a totally satisfying sip. Frozen fruit is a great way to enjoy out-of-season produce all year long! Bonus: It makes smoothies thick and ice cold .

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

1 cup fresh or frozen chopped mango

1 avocado

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk

2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut, divided

10 almonds

Directions:

1. In a blender, combine the strawberries, mango, avocado, coconut milk, 1 tablespoon of the coconut, and the almonds. Blend until the desired consistency is reached.

2. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon shredded coconut on top of the smoothie and enjoy!

Per serving: 487 calories, 27 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 65 g carbohydrates, 40 g sugar, 21 mg sodium, 18 g fiber, 8 g protein.


Source: Google, WomensHealth

Ciara Covers SELF Magazine's First Edition For 2021


The singer, dancer, and mother of three graced the cover in chunky rope twists that fell over her shoulder. She wore a plaid blazer that featured large spikes on the back and shoulders.

In the caption, SELF magazine wrote, “@ciara is our January cover star! ⭐️ In her interview with @letashy, the singer, mother, and businesswoman discusses stepping up to the challenges she’s faced throughout the pandemic—which include making sure her kids keep up with remote learning, launching several business projects, and, you know, giving birth. “I literally made my first push with Win and then [my obstetrician] was like, ‘She needs a mask on. Get a mask on,’” Ciara tells SELF. “My mask was pretty good. I could still breathe alright through it, so that was good. But it was like, ‘Wow. This is crazy. I’m having to deliver a baby with a mask. What in the world?’”

Ciara has been celebrating consecutive wins over the last couple of years. She recently announced her progress since she joined the Weight Watchers team as a brand ambassador. After giving birth to her third child in July, the singer lost 28 of her 50 lbs goal. She also launched her fashion house, The House of Love, Respect and Care, a philanthropic mission that donates to causes that support individuals, communities and positive initiatives focused on inclusivity, environmental responsibility and social justice.


Courtesy of: SELF, Hello Beautiful, Ciara

Demi Lovato Announces Her New Documentary, 'Dancing With The Devil'

Demi Lovato will open up about her 2018 Heroine Overdose for the first time in her brand-new YouTube Originals docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil.

The pop star will provide honest testimonies about what led to her near-fatal overdose and what she's discovered about herself in the aftermath, as well as her musical journey over the last three years. Initial production for the Dancing With the Devil docuseries began during her Tell Me You Love Me World Tour in 2018.

"It’s been two years since I came face-to-face with the darkest point in my life, and now I’m ready to share my story with the world," Lovato said in a press statement. "For the first time, you’ll be able to see my chronicle of struggle and ongoing healing from my point of view.  I’m grateful that I was able to take this journey to face my past head-on and finally share it with the world."

The first two episodes of the four-part docuseries will premiere for free March 23 on Lovato's YouTube channel. The next episodes will be released weekly on the following two Tuesdays. This follows her incredibly vulnerable 2017 YouTube originals documentary. Simply complicated, which has garnered more than 35 million views on the platform so far.

Dancing With the Devil is directed and executive produced by Michael D. Ratner and produced by Ratner's OBB Pictures and SB Projects.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

How Often Should You Have Sex?


The average adult gets some action 54 times a year —or about once a week, according to a 2017 study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. 

Another study published in 2015 linked the frequency of sex to happiness. Researchers writing in Social Psychological and Personality Science found that couples who have sex at least once a week are happier with their relationship than those who get it on less often.

That second study also found that having sex one or more times a week does not affect your well-being any further, so it’s not like hitting the sheets all the time is going to make you OD on happy hormones. 

“Couples often make the mistake of shooting for some number in order to feel okay about their sex life,” Raffi Bilek, a couples counselor and the director of the Baltimore Therapy Center, tells Health. “The truth is that whatever is comfortable for you and your partner is your normal. You don’t need to be having sex any more or less than you’d like.”

For what it's worth, a third study broke down sexual frequency by age. People under 30 have sex 112 times a year on average (over twice a week), but that frequency declines to 86 times a year among 30-39 year-olds, 69 times annually for those aged 40-49, and roughly 52 times yearly for couples in their fifties and beyond, according to research conducted at the Kinsey Institute in Indiana.

So, before you freak out about a few weeks of missed opportunities between the sheets, remember: The goal of a relationship is happiness, not sex. “Sex is important to the degree that it makes a couple happy,” says Jory. “And researchers would agree that relationship happiness leads to better sex, not vice versa.”

Bad Breath? Fix It


Bad breath typically originates in the mouth, where bacteria are ever present. When you eat, bits of food get caught in your teeth. Bacteria grow on these bits of food, releasing foul-smelling sulfur compounds.

The most common cause of bad breath is poor dental hygiene. If you don’t brush and floss often, the bacteria in your mouth continue to grow, and a thin film of bacteria known as plaque builds up on your teeth. When plaque isn’t brushed away at least twice per day, it produces a foul odor and leads to another smelly process, tooth decay.

All foods get stuck in your teeth, but certain foods like onions and garlic more commonly lead to bad breath. Digestion of these foods releases sulfur compounds into your bloodstream. When the blood reaches your lungs, it affects your breath.

Good dental hygiene

You should brush your teeth using a fluoride toothpaste for two minutes at least twice per day (morning and night).

Some people find that brushing after every meal is necessary to prevent decay and bad breath. To prevent bacteria from growing on bits of food stuck in your teeth, floss at least once per day.

Pineapple juice

Many people believe that pineapple juice is the quickest and most effective treatment for bad breath. While there is no scientific evidence to back up this theory, anecdotal reports suggest that it works.

Drink a glass of organic pineapple juice after every meal, or chew on a pineapple slice for one to two minutes. It’s also important to remember to rinse your mouth of the sugars in fruit and fruit juice afterward.

Water

Your mouth naturally dries out while you sleep, which is why breath is typically worse in the morning.

Prevent dry mouth by keeping your body hydrated. Drinking water (not caffeinated or sugary drinks) throughout the day will help encourage saliva production. Aim for at least eight glasses of water per day.

Yogurt

Yogurt contains healthy bacteria called lactobacillus. These healthy bacteria can help combat bad bacteria in various parts of your body, like your gut.

To use yogurt to fight bad breath, eat at least one serving per day of plain, nonfat yogurt.

Orange

Oranges not only make for a healthy dessert, but they also promote dental hygiene.

Many people have bad breath because they don’t produce enough saliva to wash away foul-smelling bacteria. Research shows that vitamin C helps increase saliva production, which can help eliminate bad breath. Oranges are rich in this vitamin.


Source: Healtline

Lori Harvey's Dating History Is 'WOW'


Steve Harvey's daughter, Lori Harvey. Who recently captured the heart of @People's sexiest man alive -Micheal B Jordan- have a history of dating Icons.

Lori and Micheal sparked rumors that something was going on between them back in November of 2020 when TMZ shared pictures of them arriving at Atlanta Airport together ahead of Thanksgiving. "This is the first time the celebs have been linked together one-on-one like this — there were reports they crossed paths at Nobu earlier this year while in a large group of friends," TMZ wrote at the time. "Lori was still with Future back then, but he's been out of the picture since August."

On Jan. 10, Lori and Michael confirmed they are, in fact, an item by making their relationship Instagram official. Michael was the first to take their relationship to the 'gram, posting a couple of grainy photos of them posing alongside a Christmas tree. Lori posted a few polariod shots that seem to have been from the same night to her feed a few minutes later, pairing her post with a brown heart emoji.

Now, let's break down the main gists.

THERE WAS FUTURE

Lori's most recent high profile relationship was with rapper Future. Following months of rumours swirling around regarding their relationship status, Lori confirmed she and Future were an item in January of 2019 by posting a video of herself kissing the rapper during her 23rd birthday trip to Jamaica on her Instagram Stories. She captioned the video, "life is good."

The two continued to date on and off until August of 2020, when the pair sparked breakup rumors by unfollowing each other on Instagram.

....And Diddy

Lori was first linked to Diddy in the summer of 2019 when the pair was pictured enjoying a lavish vacation on the Amalfi Coast. Lori's mom Marjorie and stepdad Steve tagged along on the vacation, but that didn't stop Diddy and Lori from packing on the PDA. "He was whispering in her ear and kissing her cheek from time to time," an eyewitness reportedly told E! News at the time. "She had her arm around him and was stroking his ear and kissing him."

Alas, the romance was reportedly over by October of that same year. "Him and Lori had a fun fling but Diddy is still healing and focusing on himself right now," a source reportedly said of Diddy's mindset at the time. "He is not ready to be in a long-term committed relationship and is focusing on his kids right now."

Was She With Diddy's Son Too, Justin Combs?

OK, so this is just a very obscure internet rumor but it's worth noting that, before Lori was linked to Diddy, it was rumored that she was dating his son Justin Combs.

The rumors began to circulate after they were spotted together at the Official Big Game Take Over in February of 2019. While they never confirmed they were anything more than friends, the internet jumped to conclusions.

Even if Justin and Lori did date before she started dating his dad, there didn't seem to be any hard feelings as Justin was reportedly spotted tagging along Lori and Diddy during a September 2019 trip to an Atlanta strip club.


Trey Songz


Lori was reportedly first linked to Trey in December 2018. By February 2019, rumors of a breakup emerged as Lori reportedly erased all traces of Trey from her Instagram.

While fans theorized that their rumored split may have been a result of Trey's May 2018 announcement that he'd become a father to a child that was not Lori's, Lori seemed to be totally cool with Trey having a baby. "Awwwwwww that little foot," she commented alongside a heart-eye emoji on his Instagram announcing the news. "Happy for you T!!!"

While neither publicly addressed the reason behind their reported split, many fans theorized that it was a result of Trey.


Lewis Hamilton


In February of 2019, right around when she was rumored to have dumped Trey, Lori was reportedly spotted making out with racecar driver, Lewis Hamilton at a Super Bowl party.


Memphis Depay

Lori's relationship with Dutch professional soccer player Memphis Depay was her most serious to date. In May 2017, after a year and a half together, Memphis proposed to Lori. "WE'RE GETTING MARRIED!!!!!" she wrote on Twitter at the time, per People. Even Lori's step-dad Steve got in on the excitement, posting a professional shot of the proposal to Twitter alongside the caption "Marjorie and I are proud to announce  the engagement of our youngest daughter Lori to Memphis Depay, this young man is a good one! Congrats!"

The pair split before making it down the aisle, with @People claiming Lori was spotted without her engagement ring in 2018.

I told you her dating history was WOW!


Source: Google, Elite Daily, Instagram


Friday, 8 January 2021

Is Kim and 'Ye Separating Because Of Jeffree Starr?: The Full Gist Here


First of all, we saw this which was later deleted.


Chill out guys, isn't Kanye homophobic? And Jeff, a racist? 

Recently, Jeffree Star posted a scandalous selfie, feeding rumors about his alleged affair with Kanye, around the same time that violent Trump supporters were storming the Capitol. 

At the time, the internet was like “Not now, girl.” The day began with the news that Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are reportedly headed for divorce after six years, but since the day included an insurrection, make no apologies for not having the bandwidth for 2021’s most insane rumor yet. 

Here’s how the internet fed a rumor about Jeffree Star and Kanye West having an ongoing affair and where the hell it came from in the first place.

Who do we have to blame for this?

Ah, if it were that easy. The initial rumor that Kanye West was cheating on Kim Kardashian West with a “male beauty guru” came from within the influencer community itself. The culprit is TikToker Ava Louise. Known for being an online nuisance and exaggerating the truth to go viral, she’s also the influencer behind last year’s "Coronavirus Challenge" parody where she licked an airplane toilet. On Wednesday, she posted a TikTok saying “a lot of people in the scene” (okay, ew) have known about the affair. “i can’t say WHO cuz he’ll sue me hint hint but it’s part of the reason Kanye’s so religious now it’s his self hatred ….” she wrote in the caption. “my source is legit I promiss [sic]” So, obviously people assumed it was the ever-litiguous Jeffree Star.

Wyoming … I know one thing about Wyoming … Isn’t that where Kanye lives? 

Yeah, according to @Page6ix Kanye has been living at his Wyoming residence while he and Kim are separated. And, yes, Jeffree Star moved to a ranch in Wyoming in early December, a plan he had mentioned on Twitter back in August. However, Kanye famously lives in Cody, Wyoming, and Jeffree laid his claim in Casper, Wyoming, which are at least three hours apart. Another Tiktoker cited the fact that both the Kardashian-Wests and Star live in Hidden Hills, California, as well, but rich people doing rich things is not necessarily new or notable.

Jeffree Star is still fanning the flames on Twitter. Meanwhile, the Kardashian-West clan has remained silent on this issue, the divorce in general, and the insurrection taking place at the behest of their presidents. But on TikTok, the chaos is already taking on new life. Ava Louise claims she’s being sued by the family, and beauty influencer Cole Carrigan is posting his own receipts exposing an alleged relationship with Kanye West. Now that we’ve seen what 2021 can do, trust nothing.

What has Star said about this?
Jeffree Star addressed the rumors in a new Vlog on January 7, in which he’s mostly just surprised at the whole thing. “I’m single, I’m not sleeping with anyone, this is so weird,” he said. As he went on, he backed up his claim with a reason. 

Let me just say this one time for any news outlet: I like very tall men,” Star said. Which, okay! “Me and Kanye have never hung out, and this whole thing is really funny. So I guess if this is the start to my new year, happy new year.” 

Star also spoke about his move to Wyoming, where he’ll be living for half the year (while keeping his California residence). “It’s amazing here. It is the least populated state in all of America,” Star said (fact-check: true). He also added that he would be opening a product-fulfillment center in the state.

Ok....I'm done gisting you guys.


Thanks to @Vulture, AyoDaniels and Twitter for the info.