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Awesome! “Misheke Cosmetics” Black Owned Makeup

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If you love makeup, it’s always exciting to have new products to try out and it’s even better when you can buy black. Misheke is adding to the number of black-owned beauty lines to choose from with a new cosmetics collection debuting next week. The Atlanta-based company is kicking off its Misheke cosmetics line with the simple Platinum Fierce Twisted collection featuring two color palettes for the spring and summer…

‘The Biggest Loser’ Contestants Are Invited To The White House

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  First lady Michelle Obama surprised season 13 contestants of NBC’s The Biggest Loser, inviting them to the White House following the highly-anticipated makeover episode. In part one, which aired last week, the remaining six competitors received head-to-toe transformations from celebrity stylist Ken Paves and stylist Jeannie Mai. They then watched a video message from Mrs. Obama, inviting them to the White House to see how far they’ve come. The…

Dwight Howard Out For The Season Due To Back Surgery

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  Dwight Howard’s season is over. His chances to help Team USA win another Olympic gold are likely done, too. Orlando’s All-Star center told ESPN.com he will have season-ending back surgery, and Magic general manager Otis Smith confirmed the plan to the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday night. “It’s in his best interests to have surgery sooner rather than later,” Smith told the newspaper. Friday’s operation in Los Angeles to repair…

The Advantages Of Using Coconut Oil On Your Hair

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There are two essential things needed for healthy natural hair: water and oil. One of the most sought after oils are coconut oil. This product promotes hair growth, contains vitamin E, and helps to repair damaged hair. Coconut oil is a natural hair moisturizer that keeps your scalp intact and prevents dandruff from forming. Over the years, coconut oil has been a beneficial product for women with natural hair. Works…

Feeding Tube Frenzy, New Trend Among Brides To Be

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In March, Jessica Schnaider, 41, of Surfside,Fla., was preparing to shop for a wedding gown by spending eight days on a feeding tube. The diet, under a doctor’s supervision, offered 800 calories a day while she went about her business, with a tube in her nose. A 2007 Cornell University study by Lori Neighbors and Jeffery Sobal found that 70 percent of 272 engaged women said they wanted to lose…

WOW! You Can Now Get Your Weed From A Vending Machine

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A California company hopes to make medical marijuana a little easier to obtain and to control. Dispense Labs, a division of the Dispensary Group, unveiled Autospense Friday, an automated dispensary that distributes medical marijuana and looks like a vending machine. All that is needed to tap an Autospense machine is a registration card and unique PIN number, said Joe DeRobbio, Dispense Labs’ founder and CEO. After swiping the card, the…

Who’s Your Daddy! Sperm Donor Says He Fathered 600 Children

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He said last night: “He was the one that found the donors so it’s possible he didn’t tell his wife and she believed the donations were coming from a lot of different men.” Wiesner ran the controversial clinic with his wife Mary – until he died in 1972. Research shows he regularly made donations from the early 1940s until the mid-1960s. David Gollancz, a London-based barrister also conceived at the…

WTF! Ex-Manager For KFC In Oregon Says He Was Forced To Serve Green Expired Chicken

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The Consumerist summarizes the lawsuit: “A former manager at a KFC eatery in Oregon alleges that the owner of his franchise not only ordered employees to serve expired chicken, but also that employees who refused to do so were fired.” According to the lawsuit [pdf], KFC receives boxed shipments of fresh — not frozen — chicken. The boxes indicate a “kill date” of when the birds were slaughtered and processed….

5 Exercises Men Can Do To Improve Sex Lives

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You know that working out is good for your health. But did you know that hitting the gym could also help you have better sex? “Working out three to four times a week can do a lot to help your sexual technique, flexibility, and endurance,” says Pete McCall, MS, an exercise physiologist and personal trainer for the American Council on Exercise (ACE). So what types of exercise are best for…

Actress Taraji P. Henson Takes It All Off For “Allure”

Actress Taraji P. Henson Takes It All Off For “Allure”

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The “Person of Interest” actress was shot by famous photog Patrick Demarchelier in nothing more then a few sparkly jewels and a sexy tattoo around her waist while lounging across the bed in her New York City apartment. The annual “The Naked Truth” issue also features covergirl Heidi Klum, Maria Menounos, Debra Messing, Leslie Bibb, and Morena Baccarin baring it all. We must say, the black-and-white portraits are tastefully executed…

Harlem Photographer Celebrates The Beauty Of Black Women In New Book

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It’s hard to forget the ugly and disturbing Psychology Today article “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?” written by psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa — believe us, we’ve tried. But while most people who read the article got mad, Paul Phillips decided to get busy. The Harlem-based photographer has set out to create “Beauty In Black,” a coffee table book filled with images celebrating the beauty and spirit…

Studies Show Turmeric Extract Could Prevent Heart Attacks In Bypass Patients

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Extracts from turmeric spice, known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, may help ward off heart attacks in people who have had recent bypass surgery, according to a study from Thailand. During bypass surgery the heart muscle can be damaged by prolonged lack of blood flow, increasing the patient’s risk of heart attack. But the new findings, published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Cardiology, suggest that curcumins – the…

Stressed Out? Here Are 6 Ways To Help Minimize Stress

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Stress sucks. According to the American Psychological Association, stress can result in headache, muscle tension, muscle pain, chest pain, fatigue, upset stomach, insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, lack of motivation, lack of focus, irritability, depression, eating problems, addiction … and social withdrawal. Yow! Fortunately, stress isn’t inevitable, even in today’s hyper-connected, highly competitive world. Here are six techniques that I’ve picked up over the years and now use on a daily basis….

Warren Buffett Diagnosed With Stage-1 Prostate Cancer

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Famed billionaire investor Warren Buffett has been diagnosed with stage-1 prostate cancer, according to Bloomberg TV and other reports. Berkshire Hathaway, the firm where the 81-year-old Buffett is CEO, said the diagnosis “isn’t remotely life threatening.” Buffett said in a letter to shareholders Tuesday that he received his diagnosis last Wednesday, according to the Wall Street Journal. He added that the scans that detected the prostate cancer “showed no incidence…

Father Begs Government For Help As Doctors Fight To Save 6 Legged Baby

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Doctors in Pakistan are battling to save a baby boy born with six legs due to a rare genetic disease. The little boy was born last week to parents in Sukkur, a city in Sindh Province in southeastern Pakistan, and was being cared for by doctors at the National Institute of Child Health in Karachi, News.com.au reported. Jamal Raza, the institute’s director, said the child had a conjoined twin, which…