Thursday, February 12, 2015

TY Bello On Having Her Twin Boys Through IVF, Advice To Women Struggling With Infertility

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Celebrity photographer and singer, TY Bello welcomed a set of twin boys in October 2014 after waiting for 9 years. In the latest edition of Genevieve Magazine, which she covers with her twin boys, she has opened up on her struggles with Endometriosis, dealing with pressures from friends and family to get pregnant, the rumors that she didn't carry her pregnancy herself and the birth of her twin babies.

"My journey to pregnancy was a very intense one. I had just been through the toughest nine years of trying to get pregnant, being confident that it would be a breeze since I had always known that I would make a great mother. It was quite humbling when it didn't happen as I had envisioned it. It was grueling actually."

See excepts from her inspiring interview below:

Covers - 83-Year-Old Carmen Dell'Orefice On Age, Sex and Success For New You

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83 years old Carmen Dell'Orefice has made headlines as she appears on the special edition cover of New You magazine. One of the earliest super-models, Carmen Dell Orefice has been in the industry for almost 70 years, and says she's rocking her age, white hair and all.

"I have had more magazine covers in the last 25 years than I have had in my whole elongated career. Today I am in a territory that business considers unmarketable: age and white hair. Slowly, however, I started to own that territory little by little because I stood up for age."

Tributes For 60 Minutes' Bob Simon - Dead In a Car Accident Aged 73

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Bob Simon was one of the regular correspondents on 60 Minutes, one of the documentary programs we almost never miss in our household. When I got a notification from my CNN app last night that he died in a car accident, it was like it happened to someone I knew. Now, tributes are pouring in from fellow journalists and fans of the veteran journalist. Bob Simon died at the age of 73, but IMO, he was gone too soon.

Pope Francis Slams Couples Who Choose Not To Have Children

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Pope Francis may not want Roman Catholic church members breeding like rabbits, but at the same time he's not happy with couples who choose not to have children at all. The pope was recently quoted to have said that couples who refuse to have children are selfish.

Pope Francis  caused quite a stir after he  branded such couples who choose not to have children as part of a 'greedy generation.' He made the remarks in front of a large crowd during his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square, Rome.'

Valentine's Day Traditions from Around the World - An Infographic

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Some people think a traditional Valentine's Day is overrated; but they say that because here, it's all about red flowers and cards and teddy bears. Who needs flowers and date night at a restaurant when you could have pigs and wooden spoons?

Valentine’s Day is a day for love, and love comes in many forms – and different countries certainly have different approaches when it comes to celebrating the most romantic day of the year. Like the big traditional mass wedding celebration with 4,000 couples in The Philippines or the sympathy Easter Egg for secret admirers in Denmark.

In Japan, it's all about chocolate - 'Honmei Choco' is high quality chocolate given by women, to men who they have true feelings for. 'Cho-giri Choco', on the other hand, is pity chocolate. Find out more in the full infographic below...

Bye Bye Elections, Hello Valentine's Day!

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By Chinelo Ngene

Now the ladies finally get their wish, their fervent prayers for the elections to be postponed have been answered, leaving the men in their lives suddenly in shock on an empty pocket.

There you have it; the man in your life is in shock as you read this. He is probably surfing the web nervously in search of a perfect gift for you or planning the perfect getaway for two on an empty pocket. Even worse, he might be seeking a loan from his bank to finance this just to make you happy this Valentine’s day, *awwwww* he sure loves you.

One piece of advice here, if I were your boyfriend and I’m borrowing N500,000 to splash on you for 1 DAY, please know that i will grumble for the next 3 months until the loan has been fully paid.

3 Problems That Will Destroy a Relationship

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By Jenna Brown

There is no such thing as a perfect relationship. In every relationship there will be arguments and problems. They won’t be constant (at least, they shouldn’t be constant) but they will pop up from time to time. Sometimes though, these problems grow and become too big for the relationship to survive.

Before we start detailing some of the problems that you should be aware of, it is important to know that most of the time these problems are going to be outside of your control. All of the compromises and adapting you try to do will not solve them or magically make them go away. It’s a hard reality to accept but it is important that you do so. It might even literally save your life.

Kanye West Called Out Grammys Because of Voices In His Head, Will Boycott Awards In Future

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Kanye went on the Ryan Seacrest radio show yesterday to explain why he rushed up to the Grammy stage when Beck was about to give his acceptance speech after he was announced as winning the Album of the Year award.

The closest the rapper came to an apology was to praise Beck for being a nice guy and well respected as a musician. Other than that, Kanye stuck to his guns, talked about voices in his head urging him to storm the stage. He even went further and said he would boycott the Grammys until they start to respect creativity. Read his rants below....

Bisi Alimi On Homophobia and Violence Against Gay People In Nigeria

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Nigerian gay activist Bisi Alimi has again written about what it means to be a gay Nigerian. He talks about his own experience of bullying on social media, death threats he got before he left Nigeria and the violence against other gay people who are still living in the country. The article was published on the Washington Post and titled "After I kissed my boyfriend, 10 people said they wanted to kill me - This is what it means to be a gay Nigerian." Read below...

Baby Girl ‘Pregnant’ With Twins at Birth

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A baby girl with a rare, mysterious medical condition was found to be ‘pregnant’ with twins almost immediately after she was born. The foetuses, 8 to 10 weeks gestated, had legs, arms, a spine, rib cage and intestines. Both were also covered in skin one weighed 14.2 grammes and the other 9.3 grammes – and each had an umbilical cord.

The birth was reported in the Hong Kong Medical Journal. The condition, known as foetus in fetu occurs in just one in 500,000 births in the world and less than 200 cases have ever been reported. Doctors are yet to fully understand what causes the condition.