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Viral Video of Namibian Cop Beating Pregnant Girlfriend Men's Comments Just As Disgusting His Reason Has Been Revealed
Wednesday, 1 November 2023 By: TB Obwoge While reading the early morning news in several African countries, I came upon the Namibia news. It was a post of a video that had gone viral, people were shown a man who was identified as a police officer.
Breast Cancer: A Battle We Must Win
In the world of healthcare, few adversaries have captured our hearts and minds like breast cancer. With October marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it's essential to stay informed about the latest developments in research, awareness, and support for those affected. In 2023, our collective efforts are making great strides in the battle against this disease. This article aims to shed light on the latest updates surrounding breast cancer, its symptoms, awareness, and the hope that continues to inspire us all.
Success and Weight Loss
Celebrities and weight loss are a curious thing; well, no, actually, it's quite sad. There I was, sitting on the can, as some people might call it. For some reason, I didn't feel like browsing TikTok, which led me to ponder all the celebrities who have successfully shed pounds. I was seeking inspiration to trim down and possibly gain some muscle. I began typing "Rebel Wilson" into the search bar, and Google helpfully completed my sentence with "weight loss" as the top suggestion. Naturally, I clicked, and to my surprise, she and I are now roughly the same weight! That feeling of "Wow, a celebrity shares my weight; maybe I shouldn't body shame myself after all" washed over me. After this revelation, I wanted to keep exploring, perhaps finding other celebrities who are in the same weight range as me out of sheer curiosity. So, I started typing "Adele," and Google, as expected, offered a prompt for "weight loss." She lost 100 pounds, which was truly unbelievable, and she's now slimmer than I am! I was close to reaching her weight, but a recent all-inclusive trip to Mexico set me back a bit.
Picture this: A frazzled mother of two, knee-deep in diapers and spilled apple juice, suddenly gets hit by a bolt of entrepreneurial lightning. This is the laugh-out-loud story of how I, a sleep-deprived mom determined to conquer the chaos, decided to become a business maven and show my little ones that dreams come true – even if they're wearing mismatched socks.
Motherhood's complex Tapestry
The journey into motherhood is an emotional whirlwind that immerses women in a kaleidoscope of feelings. This life-altering experience brings forth profound love, unwavering presence, and, at the same time, a persistent longing for personal space, creating a complex, contradictory landscape of emotions. In this exploration of motherhood, I find myself reflecting on these emotional paradoxes and the intricate balance they demand.
How to Change Your Self-Image
Disclaimer: To all who want to comment, "your self worth should come within," please refrain. It's not an overnight process & internalized criticisms skew our thoughts. Seeing the reality that you are loved is a step towards increasing your self worth.
The Process Getting a PCOS Diagnosis
I am sure I speak for about 98% of women who have been confirmed diagnosed by doctors of PCOS that getting that damn diagnosis was a struggle that rivals stopping the apocalypse. And I am sure 100% of women who have a hormonal imbalance that causes weight gain have been basically told by the doctor to “just lose weight.”
How to Spend a Weekend in Galle and Yala National Park
Stretching from Yala to Galle, Sri Lanka's South Coast is a blend of pristine beaches, lush national parks, and dense jungles. Coupled with that is the constant hum of activity from the bustling Sri Lankan villages dotting the coastline. In this piece, you’ll delve deeper into the enchanting aura of the South Coast and explore its unique offerings.
PCOS = Painful Cramps On Steroids
S.A Crawford wrote a vulnerable and revealing piece on her recent diagnosis of PCOS (otherwise known as, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). And the outreach of women who were all echoing the same sentiment that I did had me sitting with my eyes wide, and heart hurting. But also really proud of all the brave women who are willing to share their stories and the pains they endured to comfort Crawford and let her know she wasn't alone.
- Top Story - October 2023
Introducing the New Article Series: "The Ugly Truth About Fat" (working title)
Lately, I've been in a particularly deep depression and shame spiral. There are many causes and many things that are worsening the situation, but somehow, in my mind, everything that goes badly in my life seems invariably tied into my weight.
As women, as mothers, many of us can look at this mama bear and we relate immediately and deeply, like a swift punch to the gut.
Discover the Best Way to Lose Weight
Discover the Best Way to Lose Weight: Stages to Follow Explained! Are you tired of trying fad diets and quick-fix weight loss solutions that never seem to work? Look no further! In this comprehensive guide, we will uncover the best way to lose weight and provide you with a clear understanding of the stages you need to follow in order to achieve your weight loss goals.