Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Sunday, 4 October 2015
We’ve all been there: You’re spending quality time with your partner, when they whip out their phone and completely block you out.
While the action is small, it can be infuriating — and new research has discovered that it can cause everything from a decrease in your relationship satisfaction to feelings of depression.
For the uninitiated, phubbing (short for “phone snubbing”) is a term coined to capture the practice of ignoring the person you’re with by paying more attention to your phone than to them.StopPhubbing.com, a tongue-in-cheek website devoted to spreading awareness about the behavior — they report that “if phubbing were a plague, it would decimate six Chinas” — features a spot where you can upload images of your friends phubbing, called “the Phubbing Hall of Shame.”
The new research findings were part of a study of more than 450 adults on “partner phone snubbing” (which they called “Pphubbing”) that was published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior.
Among the more detailed findings:
- More than 46 percent said they’ve been phubbed by their partner.
- More than 22 percent said phubbing caused issues in their relationship.
- Nearly 37 percent said they feel depressed at least some of the time.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Monday, 28 September 2015
First lady Michelle Obama chose a dress by a Chinese-American designer for Friday's White House dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Mrs. Obama wore a custom-made black, off-the-shoulder mermaid gown by Vera Wang Collection for the occasion. Fitted, with sheer sleeves, it skimmed the floor with its silk organza flounce. Mrs. Obama swept her long hair off to one side.
The first lady has worn Wang's designs before, winning raves for the draped, strapless, electric blue column she donned at The Kennedy Center Honors in 2011.
Sunday, 27 September 2015
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Get ready for a rare double feature, starring our very own moon.
A total lunar eclipse will share the stage with a so-called supermoon Sunday night or early Monday, depending where you are. That combination hasn't been seen since 1982 and won't happen again until 2033.
When a full or new moon makes its closest approach to Earth, that's a supermoon. Although still about 220,000 miles away, this full moon will look bigger and brighter than usual. In fact, it will be the closest full moon of the year, about 30,000 miles closer than the average distance. (The moon's orbit is far from a perfect circle.)
NASA planetary scientist Noah Petro is hoping the celestial event will ignite more interest in the moon. He is deputy project scientist for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, which has been studying the moon from lunar orbit since 2009.
"The moon's a dynamic place," Petro said Wednesday. "We're seeing changes on the surface of the moon from LRO. We're seeing that it's not this static dead body in the sky ... it's this great astronomical object that we have in our backyard, essentially. So people should get out and start looking at it."
Many stargazers, professional and amateur alike, dislike the term "supermoon," noting the visible difference between a moon and supermoon is slight to all but the most faithful observers.
"It's not like the difference between an ordinary man and Superman," said Alan MacRobert, a senior editor at Sky & Telescope magazine. "It really ought to be called a tiny, slightly little bit bigger moon, rather than the supermoon."
The full eclipse of the moon will last more than an hour and be visible, weather permitting, from North and South America, Europe, Africa and western Asia. Showtime on the U.S. East Coast is 10:11 p.m. EDT (0211 GMT); that's when the moon, Earth and sun will be lined up, with Earth's shadow totally obscuring the moon.
In Europe, the action will unfold before dawn Monday. No matter where, the preshow will begin two hours earlier.
There won't be another total lunar eclipse until 2018.
This eclipse marks the end of a tetrad, or series of four total lunar eclipses set six months apart. This series began in April 2014.
The 21st century will see eight of these tetrads, an uncommonly good run. From 1600 to 1900, there were none.
Observatories are marking the celestial event with public telescope viewing, although magnifying devices won't be necessary; the eclipse will be easily visible with the naked eye. Astronomers are urging stargazers to simply look to the east.
In Los Angeles, Griffith Observatory also will serve up Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" on the piano and other moon-themed music.
NASA will provide a live video feed of the entire eclipse — an option in case clouds obscure your own view.
Friday, 25 September 2015
Whitened teeth often come with messy trays, stinging solutions and awful formulas you’re really not supposed to swallow (but it’s going in your mouth!!), and the thought of using them has you feeling like you might just settle for a nice shade of pale yellow. Not to mention the cost! Professional teeth whitening can run you a small fortune!
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Monday, 21 September 2015
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A victim of alleged police brutality in last Wednesday's chaotic Let My Vote Count demonstration has lost one of his eyes.
Justice Adzakuma, 36, was hit by a stray rubber bullet said to have been fired by the police in an attempt to control the crowd.
Shots and videos taken on the day of the demonstration showed vivid pictures of police brutality against demonstrators who police accuse of being riotous.
The police claim the demonstrators pelted them with stones and decided to change the route of the demonstration agreed earlier.
Superintendent Cephas Arthur who is with the Police Public Affairs Department said the police had to use minimal force to control the crowd.
But that force has been criticised by a section of Ghanaians
Saturday, 19 September 2015
Ghanaian female musician Wiyaala, known in real life as Noella Wiyaala, says she is not concerned about attacks on her looks.
Well known for her single ‘Rock My Body’ and androgynous image, the 28-year-old musician always possesses a high level of energy whenever she is performing on stage.
Wiyaala is blessed with an enviable musical talent but some Ghanaians have rather chosen to concentrate on her physique with others describing her as ugly on Facebook.
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When news broke that Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson is pregnant with her third child, it was received with mixed reactions by her fans who felt it was too early because her second son is barely a year old.
Mercy Johnson welcomed her second son, Henry on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at St Joseph Hospital, University of Maryland in Baltimore, while her first child, Purity was born in December 2012.
In a recent interview with Goldmyne TV, Mercy has confirmed that she’s indeed expecting her third child and it’s nobody’s business how she spaces her kids.
In her words, “I am expecting my third child and I’m a married person so I don’t think people should ask me why.”
“I understand the ethics of spacing kids but I’m a married person and an adult. I can decide the way I want to live my life. So yes, I’m having my third baby very soon,” the award winning actress added.
“Thank you so much for the good wishes, thank you so much for the hate speeches but save some of the hate speeches because the fourth will soon come to round it up then you can show your anger then but for now it’s good news let’s celebrate,” Mercy concluded.
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Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Two days after announcing their apps at the Apple store in Soho, the Kardashians and Jenners are still crushing the download charts — and beginning to rake in cash.
The new apps allow fans even greater access to the world of the Kardashians and Jenners beyond their existing presence on seemingly every social media network around, and it charges users a mere $2.99 a month. Of course, as BuzzFeed's Katie Notopoulos pointed out, that’s an insane $142.53 per year if you sign up for all four apps.
Sunday, 13 September 2015
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Read the Marie Claire article HERE.
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Saturday, 12 September 2015
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Fashion shows can certainly be considered trite, but on a gorgeous evening in Manhattan, on a particularly emotional day for the city of New York, one could not helped but be moved by the awesomeness that was the Givenchy show. Of course the brand’s creative director, Riccardo Tisci, did not go it alone; he enlisted world renowned artist Marina Abramovic — who is a dear friend and resident New Yorker — to lead the artistic direction of the production. What did this entail? Students of her institute for performance art, dressed in black and white, were stationed throughout the elaborate set climbing stairs or holding branches in a trance-like state, which gave the setting an eerily calm feeling in what is typically a rather chaotic environment.
Melun (France) (AFP) - A French father who stuffed his son into a washing machine and then surfed the internet as the toddler died was jailed for 30 years.
Christophe Champenois, 36, rammed three-year-old Bastien into the device and switched it on, allegedly as punishment for misbehaviour.
The child's 29-year-old mother, Charlene Cotte, told investigators she did a puzzle with her daughter, and Champenois used the internet while their son screamed inside the whirring washing machine.
She was jailed for 12 years, for "aiding and abetting murder and violence".
Friday, 11 September 2015
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
1. Have Fun
This is the easiest and most basic way to reduce your stress level. It sounds simple, but many people don’t practice it enough. It’s far too common for adults to forget to spend time having fun. Family and career considerations — and the ever-present email waiting for replies — can suck the fun out of life. It’s your job to schedule fun time the same way you schedule meetings. Spend some time with loved ones. Take up a hobby or sport. Go roll around in the grass with your kids or your dog. Enjoy yourself. It’s a key part of life
Monday, 7 September 2015
A former national service personnel, Nancy Agbertey who allegedly stole money using ATM cards of unsuspecting customers has been dragged before an Accra Circuit Court.
Saturday, 5 September 2015
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"I've been photographing whatever happens in my life since 2009, so for me it was only natural photographing the birth of my first daughter," Gomes said in a statement to Mashable.
Not only were Gomes' photographs were for their personal collection, Gomes hopes they can raise awareness about the benefits of natural home delivery in Brazil, where Gomes says the women choosing Caesarean sections is prevalent.
Gomes says his and Bochi's experience was incredibly positive, as they took plenty of precautions with their team of birthing experts to help them along the way. "Priscila and I never felt helpless during the whole process with a doula, an obstetrician and a pediatrician, and we hope that these photos can demystify natural and home childbirths."
Gomes captures many of the calm moments, as well as some of the more painful scenes of Bochi's 20-hour labor, giving the photos both a quiet beauty and a gritty and honest quality.
Friday, 4 September 2015
Just days after her final preseason game, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with Jen Welter, the first female coach in National Football League history, who worked as a summer preseason intern with the Arizona Cardinals.
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The Venice Film Festival only kicked off on Wednesday, but I’ve already crowned Diane Kruger the beauty winner of the week. Somehow the star, who is serving on the festival’s jury, looked impossibly chic right off the plane in Italy. She also looked radiant as she changed her look and outfit three times on Thursday — each style cooler and more glamorous than the next.
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
The English novelist, whose latest book in the Bond series, Trigger Mortis, hits stores on Sept. 8, told the Daily Mail that the actor is simply not suave enough to succeed Daniel Craig.
“Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better,” he said. “For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a color issue. I think he is probably a bit too ‘street’ for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.”
Horowitz later released a statement apologizing for his remark, acknowledging "street" was a "poor choice of word," and saying he was sorry for causing offense.
In the Daily Mail interview, Horowitz also said that Skyfall, the last and highest-grossing Bond film to date, is his “least favorite” movie from the franchise.
“Bond is weak in it. He has doubts. That’s not Bond,” Horowitz said. “Secondly, the villain wins. The villain sets out to kill M. The film finishes with the villain killing M. So why have I watched it?”
Roger Moore, who played Bond between 1973 and 1985, recently mimicked Horowitz’s sentiment in the French magazine Paris Match, but later said that his comments were taken out of context.
“I think [Bond] should be ‘English-English,'” Moore said. “Nevertheless, it’s an interesting idea, but unrealistic.”
Speculation that Elba would play Bond reached its peak late last year following the release of a hacked email sent in early January of 2014 by Sony Pictures then-co-chair Amy Pascal to Elizabeth Cantillon, former exec VP of production for Columbia Pictures, which distributes the Bond films, that read, “Idris should be the next bond.”
That was followed by Rush Limbaugh’s controversial comments that James Bond must be “white and Scottish.”
“James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is, was,” Limbaugh said last December. “But now [they are] suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton, rather than a white from Scotland. But that’s not who James Bond is.”
“I know it’s racist to probably point this out,” he also acknowledged.
The next Bond movie, Spectre, hits theaters on Nov. 6.
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Friday, 28 August 2015
|Bolt unleashed his signature 'Lightning Bolt' during his victory lap|
Usain Bolt won the rematch and 200m gold as he ran a wonderful bend to once again leave rival Justin Gatlin chasing silver and fresh air.
On a sweaty, sticky night in the Bird's Nest, Bolt was out of the blocks quicker and opened up an unassailable lead over the first 100m before coming away down the straight and jabbing his thumbs at his chest as he crossed the line.
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
AirRosy Fynn,tel Ghana, multiple award winning telecommunication company has appointed its former Customer Experience Director, Rosy Fynn, as its new Marketing Director.
In her new role, Rosy will be responsible for translating the company’s business objectives into marketing strategies that drive revenue; lead all marketing activities, including brand strategy, research, advertising for multiple brands and bundling strategy. With the full portfolio of growing brands, she will be charged with managing and increasing awareness for the company’s portfolio while paving the way for future organizational expansion. Rosy will also spearhead Airtel’s efforts in competitive intelligence and customer retention and win-back.
In making the announcement, Lucy Quist said, “Rosy brings admirable years of extensive telecom marketing experience, making her more than qualified to handle the competitive challenges of our environment. Her experience in various roles with multiple operators gives her the unique ability to approach our complex marketplace from multiple perspectives to reach the best outcome.”
“Rosy’s diverse skill set enables her to bring a strategic vision and focus to Airtel Ghana. She is results- oriented and highly collaborative, which makes her a strong cultural fit.”She has brilliant industry know-how, and brings a wealth of digital and technology marketing expertise that will really help us continue to drive forward our ambitious global digital growth plans.We are delighted to confirm Rosy as Marketing Director at Airtel Ghana" she added.
20-year-old Indian expatriate student who suffers from a severe phobia of syringes used in medical tests is struggling to renew her UAE visa. As a result, she is unable to travel back to the US to continue her education.
Denise Fernandes and her mother, Romona, have been frantically looking for ways to get Denise’s visa renewed for the past six months — since the time the visa had expired — but have not been successful as yet, they told Gulf News.
Romona, a single parent to Denise, described the last six months of her life as “a complete mess” as her trips back and forth to different health centres in Dubai, the residency department and Rashid Hospital have not brought her any closer to a solution.
She explained the origins of her daughter’s condition. Ten years ago, she was witness to her grandfather struggle for his life with an E-coli infection following a blood test. “The whole experience was traumatic for me,” said Denise. “I have since associated hospitals and needles with transmitting infections and [this fear] has worsened with time.”
Saturday, 22 August 2015
CAITLYN JENNER could be charged with manslaughter following a fatal car crash that she was involved in back in February, it's been revealed.
Friday, 21 August 2015
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Kelly Clarkson is pregnant for a second time.
The 33-year-old singer divulged the news -- might we add unexpectedly -- Wednesday night while performing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. "I'm totally pregnant," she told the crowd, adding, "We've told our family. Well, some of them, not all of them."
Clarkson started crying while singing "Piece By Piece," which apparently prompted her to blurt out the scoop.
Thursday, 20 August 2015
Ciara is candidly sharing about her relationship with boyfriend and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Their relationship attracted attention last month when the NFL star revealed during a Q&A session at San Diego's Rock Church that he and Ciara, who have been dating for over half a year, were trying to be celibate.
"It was one of those things where it was an organic conversation he was having. I don't think he expected to talk about it either, but I guess he's just speaking the reality of what is going on," Ciara said. "It was at church, and I think the cool thing is just that being able to share our journey with other people like us."
While they are Christians and believe in God, Ciara said their decision was also driven by the desire to get to know and love each other based on a "solid foundation."
"It's a great challenge, I can definitely say that, but it's awesome because we get to learn, we get to really challenge ourselves," Ciara said.
Ciara also opened up about her ex-fiancé, rapper Future, amid rumors that he's upset she's introduced their 1-year-old son to her new beau.