Saturday, May 31, 2014

Covers - Laverne Cox on Time Magazine

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Laverne Cox is on this week's cover of TIME. She is the first transgender woman on the cover of the magazine and what most are calling an unlikely icon. Laverne was born a man and says she was bullied and harassed for appearing feminine while growing up as a boy. Eventually, Laverne came out as transgender and is now a star on the Netflix drama Orange Is the New Black, as well as an outspoken advocate and activist for transgender people. Read the cover story here and see more pictures of her below.

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Still is a Book on Christianity, Suicide, Mental Illness and Alcoholism - Eniola Prentice [Guest Author]

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Eniola Prentice was born in Lagos Nigeria where she began to pen her stories as early as nine years old, inspired by an eclectic group of writers. Her budding writing career was put in the back burner as she pursued her dream of becoming a medical doctor, completing her undergraduate degree in Chicago, Illinois and her medical degree in Washington, DC.

However in the third year of medical school inspired by the holy spirit or the voices in her head (she would prefer to blame God for this one) and the unique and inspiring stories of friends that became her family in medical school she began to write her debut novel and series, Still. She hopes that her writing compels challenges, inspires people and draws people to the Christian God’s redeeming love. Please read her exclusive interview with RML below...

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Bride Gets Married Dragging Newborn By The Train As She Walks Down the Aisle

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Tennessee couple Shona Carter and Jonathan Brooks got married last weekend, and the couple, who had also just welcomed a newborn daughter, wanted the baby to be a part of the wedding in a creative way. Shona finally had the one-month-old infant attached to the train of her wedding dress as you can see above.

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Charles Novia Makes Himself Moral Police On Top Tiwa Savage Music Video 'Wanted'

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When the furore arose on social media about what Tiwa Savage wore or did not wear as the case may be in her music video for Wanted, I was surprised but determined not to comment. I thought it would blow over when everyone has tweeted, Facebooked and instagrammed their hearts out.

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Lupita Nyong'o Options Film Rights For Americanah By Chimamanda Adichie

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The film rights for Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie has been optioned by actress and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o. This was confirmed during a book session Chimamanda had with the Stylist magazine yesterday in London. It was earlier reported that Lupita was simply to play Ifemelu, but this is even bigger. Congrats to both amazing women. See the tweets below from the blogger who attended the event.

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Things You Should Know Before You Fall in Love

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Ignorance of these things have often resulted to heartbreak. If you have more, you can share so that I will also learn (and add to my collections).

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Kim and Kanye Continue European Tour Honeymoon, Kanye Shows Off Wedding Ring

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Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are currently in Prague, Czech Republic for their European honeymoon, continuing from their time in France and Italy. After their wedding in Florence, the couple were first spotted heading out of a cinema in Ireland where witnesses said they watched X-Men: Days Of Future Past. In Prague, Kim and Kanye were photographed going for dinner, and the new husband and rapper showed off his wedding ring. See more pics below...

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Maheeda's Latest Nude Pictures Are An Artistic Inspiration

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It was Mrs. Jada Pinkett-Smith who wrote recently of the human body, calling it "beauty, art, creativity, expression, a vessel for the soul, our temple and a magnificent machine." Jada Pinkett shared these words as caption to a picture she shared on Facebook - in the picture, Jada was lying naked on the couch in muted lighting. I appreciated Jada's toned body in her picture as I do Maheeda's in these her latest nude art photography, see below.

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New Condom Invented That Covers Just Erection Tip Leaving Shaft Exposed

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A new condom has been invented by American Charles Powell, which he says is stronger, safer and enables better sensitivity. And the new condom is called the Galactic Cap Condom or Penis Helmet. The new condom sits only on the very tip of the erect penis, which leaves the shaft exposed for those who complain of the lack of sensitivity with regular condoms.

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On Pastor Chris Oyakilome and Wife's Separation, Members Ask, 'Where is Rev. Anita Oyakhilome?'

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the general overseer of Christ Embassy Church, along with his wife, Rev. Anita Oyakhilome. Pastor Chris is mostly based out of Nigeria and South Africa while his wife operates from the UK and Europe. This living apart has led to speculations of separation over the years, but the couple have withstood it all so far.

However, the latest information from the UK arm of the church seem to have moved beyond rumors that the couple have divorced or separated secretly from their marriage. The members are asking after the whereabouts of Pastor Anita on a Facebook page dedicated to teasing out the domestic and pastoral issues between Pastor Chris and Anita, and how it affects the church.

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10 Things You Must Never, Ever Do After A Breakup

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Breakups can be an extremely difficult experience. You’re hurt, you’re crying, confused, and your heart feels like it’s in a million pieces. There’s a reason why it is called heartbreak but learn to let it go. The world has something better in store for you. But while you’re waiting, here are 9 things you must never do after a breakup. Ready to hear them? Cool, let’s go!

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9 Habits That Endanger Your Health: What Every Woman Should Know

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While most of us make it a point to eat healthy and exercise as often as possible, we tend to ignore other simple things that actually take a toll on our well-being. Find out if you are compromising on your health everyday by indulging in these habits that you must say goodbye to pronto.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan Declares Amnesty for Boko Haram, Will This Help?

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The Nigerian Minister of Youth Development, Boni Haruna, announced on Thursday May 29 that Boko Haram members have received amnesty from the President. This was made known at an event, “A day with young leaders of Nigeria”, at which President Jonathan was also present. The event was set forth to mark the 15th anniversary of the fourth republic, and held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

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Chukwuemeka Obi-Obasi, 10-year-old Poet Gets N6Million Government Scholarship

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Chukwuemeka Obi-Obasi, a 10-year-old poet and son of friend and writer, Chinyere Obi-Obasi [read her RML article; Life Lessons from Marriage and Motherhood], has been rewarded by the Federal Government with N6 million scholarship for his display of literary talent. The supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, announced the award, and said President Goodluck Jonathan approved the scholarship to encourage the emergence of fresh talents.

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Good News For Readers - Reading Rainbow is Back With Over $1Million From Kickstarter

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This is encouraging and awesome news for reading enthusiasts like me. Reading Rainbow was a PBS TV series for children that ran from 1983 to 2006, and now their campaign to raise $1 million on crowdfunding website Kickstarter has reached its seven-figure goal within one day.

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Kenya Moore Tweets Congrats to Tonye Cole as He Graduates Harvard

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Kenya Moore today tweeted congratulations to Nigerian oil billionaire, Tonye Cole as he graduated from Harvard Business School. Tonye Cole has been rumored to be Kenya's famous 'African Prince' [read here].

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Be Inspired - I've Learned By Omer B. Washington

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I’ve learned-
that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

I’ve learned-
that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.

I’ve learned-
that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

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For Men Who Send Unsolicited Dick Pics, You May Be Charged to Court!

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I have once been a victim of receiving an unsolicited dick pic on Facebook. I added someone as a friend and immediately he buzzed me with a sexting message which I ignored. The next thing I saw was the picture of an erect dick, and asking me to send something. I immediately reported the person to FB who deleted the images, then I blocked such a worm.
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Dads Who Do Household Chores More Likely to Have Ambitious Daughters - Study

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To all the dads out there: if you want your daughters to aspire to high-paying careers, you might have to start doing some extra chores around the house.

A new study conducted by a group of psychologists at the University of British Columbia suggests that fathers who perform household chores, like cleaning dishes and doing laundry, are more likely to raise daughters who aspire to less-traditional female careers, such as becoming a CEO or lawyer.

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30 Things A Lady Can Do To Keep Her Man Happy

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When you're in a long term relationship, one of your earnest desires is to make your man happy. When you are able to achieve this, it will be much easier to keep your relationship vibrant and loving. Below are 30 things to choose from on the journey to a happy man and a peaceful home.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou Dies at 86 - Some of Her Inspirational Quotes

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Maya Angelou was one of the most famous and inspiring poets and writers of her time, an author of several books and an American poet laureate. Maya Angelou died last night with her family beside her in a Winston-Salem, North Carolina hospital while recovering from an illness.

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Selfie - One of The New Fall Shows on ABC I'll Be Watching

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Selfie is a new sitcom starring John Cho and Karen Gillan that's slated to come to ABC this fall. Eliza Dooley has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet and selfie.   But one lonely day she has a revelation: being friended is not the same as having actual friends.  She asks marketing guru Henry to 'rebrand' her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect.

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Epic Proposal Video Takes Man To 26 Countries And 4 Years to Make

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Jack Hyer went the extra mile, thousands of miles in fact, to create an epic marriage proposal for Becca his girlfriend. According to Jack, he had always wanted to travel, and he started filming his travels to stay in touch with his girlfriend. He also knew ahead of time that he would make the recordings into an epic video proposal and selected the theme song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by the Proclaimers. It took him four years, and 26 different countries. She said YES!

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The New York Post Publishes Insulting Kimye Wedding Announcement

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian got married this past weekend with a wedding that while lavish by all means, turned out to be small and intimate as she had said. While most of the entertainment press decided to forgive and forget Kim's past or Kanye's famous bad temper - it is their wedding day after all and gossip never ends - The New York Post went a different direction, publishing this insulting wedding announcement in their Sunday’s paper.

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Woman Sentenced To Death For Marrying Christian in Sudan Gives Birth In Prison

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Meriam Ibrahim who is currently in jail now and facing execution in Sudan for marrying a Christian, and thereby changing her faith [read HERE] gave birth early to a baby girl after 4 months of being in prison. She will receive 100 lashes before she is executed - sometime in the next two years.

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Pregnant Woman Stoned to Death by Family for Marrying Against Their Wishes

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Farzana Parveen, who was three months pregnant, was stoned to death by her own family in front of a high court in Pakistan for getting married without their consent, to the man of her choosing. Several members of Farzana's family, including her father and brothers, attacked her with batons and bricks in broad daylight and they killed her before a crowd of onlookers.

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Guy Talks About First Time He Asked a Girl Out, They're Now Married

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Remember my post on firsts? For this young couple, today being Children's day in Nigeria is the anniversary of the first time they ever met, and the first time the guy had to ask a girl out. Bidemi was still a teenager in secondary school when at a march past at a Lagos stadium, some of his school mates pressured him to "toast" his first babe. His wife, also named Bidemi, was the lady selected to help him pass through this manhood rite. Hilarious! Read on for his account...

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What Are The Yardsticks We Measure Women By? Regina Askia Williams

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Coming on the heels of the bride price debate [read here], former beauty queen and veteran Nollywood actress Regina Askia Williams wrote an interesting article about the identity of Nigerian woman and the societal pressures and demands placed around her marital status, age and what she does with her private parts. She shared the following on her Facebook page.

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Book Excerpt - The Break Up Recipe by Munir Bello

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Amy Jacobs is the office hottie. A cute little blonde twenty something who is very friendly and quite frankly incredibly bangable. When we started working together the guys at the office took bets to see who could get her into bed. I’d like to state to the jury that I abstained from this exercise as I didn’t quite agree with objectifying a work colleague. Try as he might, Tate did any and everything he could to win this challenge. He would run out and get her lunch or offer to go for drinks with her after work. Nothing ever came of it. What made it even sweeter was that I was always within hearing distance when he got rejected. It meant he could never make up a story about giving her the brush off.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

#AmericasGotTalent - Howard, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Return as Judges, Are You Watching?

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"America's Got Talent," NBC's top-rated summer series returns this summer with the hottest performers from across the country ready to compete in the blockbuster reality show's ninth season. Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel return as judges and Nick Cannon returns as host.

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Photo of Kate Middleton With Lifted Skirt is Another Breach of Privacy

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A German gossip magazine has published a photo of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge as a gust of wind lifted her dress and showed her bare backside. This was during her trip to Australia with husband Prince William and son Prince George.

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What Do You Think of Professional Make-Up That Changes Your Looks Completely?

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Have you ever gotten a professional full face makeup? Can you apply makeup like a professional? What do you think about full face make up with foundation, highlights, false eyelashes, concealers, and the whole shebang. Does it make you feel good, and what about when you have to take it off?

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Toyin Aimakhu Says She is Not Pregnant, Can The Rumors Stop Now?

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Toyin Aimakhu says she is not pregnant. The Yoruba Nollywood actress got married to Niyi Johnson in July 2013 and since then speculations have been rife about her pregnancy status. Over the weekend, several media reports insisted she was finally pregnant based on pictures of the actress that emerged from the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, an event she attended two weeks ago


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Official Photos - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West as a Married Couple

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The first official photos of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding is courtesy of E! News, promoters of Kim's reality TV Show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The newly married couple have shared just a few of their favorite mments after saying their vows at the lavish wedding last weekend in Florence, Italy. There is also a back view of Kim's gorgeous wedding gown.

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Husband Says He's Father of Quadruplets, But Wife Did IVF With Infertile Lover

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A mild drama occurred last Thursday at the old site of the Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH), Aba, as two men claimed paternity of a set of quadruplets, all boys. One was the husband of the woman who delivered the babies while the other was her current lover.

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Many Find the Bride Price Calculator Funny, But There is a Petition to Remove It?

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I confess, I was not upset at all by the Bride Price website [read here], but found it funny. I didn't over think it, probably because I've been really saddened by the high spate of violence in Nigeria and needed something to make me laugh. I did the price check with Atala who pointed out how it could be problematic.

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How To Recognize a Potential Suicide Bomber - Nigerian Police

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Police Force PRO, Frank Mba has stated easy ways Nigerians can identify a suicide bomber if they spot one. He described the way they move, their reactions, how they try to avoid eye contacts with people around and lots more. Below is an excerpt fgrom part one of the blog;

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What is Your Definition of Infidelity?

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In our culture it is commonly accepted that once a relationship becomes monogamous – our partner is the main focus of our love, affection and attention and the only person we have a sexual relationship with. This is what the majority of people are looking for and also the general expectation once a connection has been established without it ever having to be openly discussed or agreed upon.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Single and Lonely? 4 People To Avoid Temporary Hookups With

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Most of us have been single at one point or the other, and more importantly, we have felt that loneliness that makes being single that much harder. No matter how beautiful one is, loneliness does not discriminate, especially when all around you all you seem to see are couples in love and weddings every weekend. Being single and knowing you're at the point where you want someone to share your life with is nothing to be ashamed of.

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How To Keep The Love and Romance Strong in Your Relationship

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It's a common complaint, one that too many people panic at, and think incorrectly that it means the relationship is failing.
"The magic just isn't there anymore."
"He's not the man I fell in love with."
"When we first dated, my heart beat faster when I saw her. Not anymore."

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7 Common Yet Complicated Vagina Problems Every Woman Faces

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Every day, women everywhere are betrayed by their vaginas with “normal,” pain-in-the-ass issues that interrupt our sex lives, social lives, and just our ease of existence in general. Like many women have experienced, I woke up one day with some weird itching and burning in the land down under and knew that it was the beginning of the dreaded yeast infection.

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Book Review - The Land of Honey By Chinenye Obiajulu

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I was quite motivated to get into 'The of Land of Honey' by Chinenye Obiajulu after reading from the blurb that it was about the life of recent Nigerian immigrants to Canada, since I haven't come across much writing about this. And it turned out to be a very enjoyable read.

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Just to Make it Extra Special, He Proposed on Her Graduation Day

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This is the season for graduations and Victor, a Nigerian guy in the United States decided to add one more reason why his girlfriend will never forget the day she graduated. His girlfriend Tannisha certainly wasn’t expecting to see her boyfriend on one knee on her graduation day. Victor had it all planned out and his sister took the pictures of the couple's special moment. Tannisha said YES….See more lovely photos of the surprise proposal below.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Nigerian Bride Price Calculator - How Much Should Your Man Pay To Marry You?

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Are you married? About to get married? If you are a Nigerian, you will understand how important the bride price is whenever marriage is on the cards. As a man, do you wonder how much you need to pay to your in-laws? As a woman, do you want o know how much you're worth? There's now an app for that!

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TI and Floyd Mayweather In Street Fight Over TI's Wife Tiny, Floyd Apologizes

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TI and Floyd Mayweather were filmed fighting earlier today and the video went viral. Floyd Mayweather has now confirmed the reports that the fight was over TI's wife Tiny. He states that TI attacked him on the suspicion that he was sleeping with Tiny who is actually separated from the rapper. Floyd says they're just friends and he never slept with Tiny. He also apologised to her for calling her a bitch during the fight with TI.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West MARRIED Plus More Pictures From The Wedding

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Kim Kardashian married Kanye West on Saturday May 24, 2014 in Florence, Italy. New photos of Bruce walking Kim down the aisle with Kris Jenner carrying baby North walking behind the pair have emerged. Kim and Kanye looked so gorgeous as they took their vows in front of the specially erected walls covered in peonies and roses like the one Kanye gave Kim for mother's day.

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Elliot Rodger Kills Six People and Himself Because He Felt Rejected By Women

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Elliot Rodger is the 22 year old son of Peter Rodger, the assistant director of the Hollywood film franchise The Hunger Games. Elliot Rodger, who claimed to be a virgin, but not for lack of trying, went on a shooting rampage while driving his black BMW near the University of California, Santa Barbara. He ended up killing 6 people and shot himself after exchanging gun fire with the police.

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Photobooth Snapshots From Kim and Kanye West's After Wedding Party

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Pictures from Kim and Kanye's wedding are coming through and some of the loveliest come from the photobooth snapshots of the new couple laughing and all smiles with their wedding guests. family and friends. See some of our favorites below.
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Bishop TD Jakes' Daughter, Sarah Jakes Writes About Her Teen Pregnancy and Divorce

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Sarah Jakes is the daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, one of the most prominent pastors in America, and known for his powerful preachings and books throughout the world. In her new book, “Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life, Sarah discusses her childhood which she says had some unique challenges, even as it was heavily influenced by her family’s deep involvement with the church.

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How To Know When You Find The One

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A few unsuccessful relationships into your dating life and you begin to wish there was some kind of physical sign to show you when you’ve met the right person. Whether that’s an actual sign that flashes over their head, or some sort of badge the person in question has to wear, we’re not sure. But if only, right?

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