DIETERS BEWARE: ALL FRUIT DIET LANDS ASHTON KUTCHER IN THE HOSPITAL

An all-fruit diet, also called fruitarian diet, comprises acid fruits, such as  oranges and grapefruits;, sub-acid fruits, such as apples, cherries and berries;  sweet fruits, such as grapes and melons;, oily fruits, such as coconut; and  dried fruits, such as dates. An all-fruit diet contains sugar and antioxidants,  but is deficient in protein, fat, vitamin… [Continue Reading]

RICK ROSS: POSSIBLE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON RAPPER’S LIFE

Rapper Rick Ross might be the target of an investigation involving a shooting incident and car crash in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Police are looking into what caused a Rolls Royce, believed to be driven by Ross, to go crashing into a building early Monday morning. According to NBC Miami, the Rolls Royce sped away as… [Continue Reading]

BRAZIL NIGHTCLUB FIRE CLAIMS 233 YOUNG LIVES

Santa Maria, Brazil (CNN) — Guitarist Rodrigo Martins was preparing to launch into the sixth song of his band’s set when he saw embers fall. The acoustic foam insulation on the ceiling of the KISS nightclub in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria was on fire, and it was beginning to spread. The hot… [Continue Reading]

NOROVIRUS STOMACH BUG: WHAT IS IT? WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

A new strain of norovirus accounted for 58% of the reported cases of what some people call “stomach flu” last month. As if this year’s robust flu season weren’t enough, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports today that a new strain of the vomiting disease norovirus has reached the USA from Australia. Last… [Continue Reading]

MOVE YOUR BODY!! EXERCISE CAN DRAMATICALLY CURE AND PREVENT DISEASE

It wasn’t too long ago that people with conditions such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, arthritis, asthma and heart disease, were told by Physicians to “take it easy”,”stay in bed” or ingest several medications in order to stabilize these conditions. Today, there is little doubt how the impact of lifestyle changes, including exercise,… [Continue Reading]

NGO OKAFOR IN THE 40 UNDER 40 FOR APPLAUSE AFRICA MAGAZINE

On the evening of December 8, 2012 approximately 300 people gathered in New York City for the African Diaspora Awards (ADA) at the SVA Theater to celebrate excellence. The star studded event was hosted by actress Ebbe Bassey from Nigeria and South African radio personality Sduduzo Ka-Mbili, with highlight performances by Les Nubians and Nigerian… [Continue Reading]

Ngo Okafor in Applause Africa Magazine

MICHELLE OBAMA ROLLS HER EYES AT REPUBLICAN JOHN BOENHER: WATCH THE VIDEO

I wonder what republican, John Boehner, said to make Michelle Obama roll her eyes at him. He has a history of going so hard against President Obama’s initiatives, so there’s probably no love lost between both families. In this video, Michelle Obama Rolls Her Eyes at John Boehner at the Inauguration Day luncheon. Boehner was… [Continue Reading]

RUNNING GETS YOU RIPPED! THE BEST RUNNING SHOE FOR YOUR FEET AND WHY

RUNNING GETS YOU RIPPED!!! Contrary to what many people may say, I am living proof that running burns the most calories, helps with weight loss and wll bget you lean. When boxers and wrestlers need to lose weight and get to their fighting weight, what do they do; THEY RUN!!! Running is tough and not everybody can do it…. [Continue Reading]

WORRY NO MORE! 5 TIPS TO HELP YOU QUIT WORRYING

Its Monday morning. its Martin Luther King day. I lay in bed for a few moments reflecting on Dr. King’s life and legacy. what will my legacy be? i start to worry. We have all been through it – Worrying ourselves nearly to death over something that usually never happens and things that are out… [Continue Reading]

BLACK MALE MODEL, NGO OKAFOR IN A PHOTO SHOOT AT PEAK PERFORMANCE NYC

Here are the photos and videos from my shoot today at Peak Performance in New York City. Find some of the cool images at the bottom of the post. More images coming from the photographer shortly. Stay tuned By Ngo Okafor The most down loaded black male model photo gallery and blog www.getingo.com ; ;… [Continue Reading]

MANTI TE’O TOLD HIS FATHER AND FAMILY THAT HE MET HIS ONLINE GIRLFRIEND

Manti Te’o — one of the best defenders this season in college football — defended himself in an ESPN interview Friday night, saying there was no way he was part of a hoax involving a deceased girlfriend. “I wasn’t faking it,” he told ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap in an off -camera interview highlighted on the network…. [Continue Reading]

LANCE ARMSTRONG CONFESSES TO USING DRUGS IN OPRAH WINFREY INTERVIEW

Calling himself “deeply flawed,” now-disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrongsays he used an array of performance enhancing drugs to win seven Tour de France titles then followed that by years of often-angry denials. “This is too late, it’s too late for probably most people. And that’s my fault,” he said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that… [Continue Reading]

NIGERIA’S SUPER EAGLES FOOTBALL TEAM LINEUP FOR NATIONS CUP IN SOUTH AFRICA

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel); Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheba, Israel); Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria) Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (SC Braga, Portugal); Juwon Oshaniwa (Ashdod FC, Israel); Joseph Yobo (Fenerbahce, Turkey); Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves, Nigeria); Kenneth Omeruo (ADO Den Haag, Netherlands); Godfrey Oboabona (Sunshine Stars, Nigeria) Midfielders:… [Continue Reading]

MANTI TE’O: IS THE NOTRE DAME LINEBACKER CRAZY OR JUST SEEKING ATTENTION?

I walked in to my apartment yesterday after a long day of work, plopped down on the couch and turned on the TV. My TV was on CNN and Anderson Cooper 360 was on. The story that he was talking about the Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o, who is supposed to be drafted in the first… [Continue Reading]

HOW TO REACH 10 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS: CNN REACHES 10 MILLION TWITTER MILESTONE

CNN marked a milestone Monday. Just before noon, the @cnnbrk account topped 10 million followers on Twitter. That puts our Twitter account in the company of Lady Gaga, President Barack Obama and Cristiano Ronaldo. To mark the occasion, it’s worth reflecting how we got here. The first tweet on @cnnbrk wasn’t news, and it wasn’t… [Continue Reading]

HELICOPTER CRASHES IN CENTRAL LONDON, 2 KILLED

A helicopter crashed into a construction crane atop a new luxury residential building in thick London fog Wednesday, killing the pilot and another person and sparking a line of flames as it plunged to the ground. Thirteen others were injured in the crash that took place at the height of the morning rush hour in… [Continue Reading]

COCA COLA STEPS INTO TO THE RING TO HELP FIGHT OBESITY IN AMERICA

It’s a statistic we’ve been hearing far too often — and for far too long. Two-thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese — and the problem is only getting worse. Even Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, is now calling obesity “the issue of this generation.” The world’s most valuable brand took the… [Continue Reading]

LANCE ARMSTRONG: SET TO CONFESS TO DOPING TO OPRAH WINFREY

Lance Armstrong, who for years vehemently denied cheating while winning a record seven Tours de France, told Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs to advance his cycling career, according to media reports. ABC News, the New York Times and USA Today, citing unnamed sources, reported Monday night that the former cyclist finally admitted to… [Continue Reading]

ANOTHER GANG RAPE IN INDIA: YET THEY SAY THAT AFRICA IS THE DARKEST CONTINENT

In an incident eerily similar to a sexual assault that sent shock waves worldwide, Indian police say a woman was gang-raped over the weekend by seven men after she boarded a bus at night. Police have arrested all seven suspects, including the bus driver, after the alleged Friday night attack in the Gurdaspur district of… [Continue Reading]

KOBE BRYANT, WIFE VANESSA, CALL OFF THEIR DIVORCE

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, say they are calling off their divorce. And they announced it on social media. On Friday, Vanessa Bryant’s Instagram page had a message reading: “We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled. Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are looking forward to our… [Continue Reading]

AARON SWARTZ: REDDIT CO-FOUNDER AND INTERNET ACTIVIST COMMITS SUICIDE

Aaron Swartz, who co-founded Reddit and became an Internet folk hero for fighting to make online content free to the public, committed suicide Friday. He was 26. Swartz hanged himself in his Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment, said a statement released by his family and his girlfriend. “Aaron’s commitment to social justice was profound, and defined his life,” the… [Continue Reading]

PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA: OIL TANKER EXPLDES

I just saw online that an oil tanker exploded in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, yesterday. Port arcourt is one of Nigerias leading oil producing regions. This is sad news because further information from the event says the following there has been loss of life. These are the details: 2 killed, 8 injured, 11 vehicles, 4 motorcycles,… [Continue Reading]

LAGOS, NIGERIA: BOMB SCARE ON LAGOS BOUND AERO FLGHT

A passenger on board a Lagos bound Aero aircraft suspected to be of a strange character caused a bomb scare at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Friday, after he attempted to disembark from the plane which was at the point of taking off. The passenger’s action rose the suspicion of others on board who… [Continue Reading]

5 FOODS THAT HELP YOU FIGHT THE FLU

You’ve stocked up on cold and flu medicine and have enough hand sanitizer and tissues to last for decades, but have you considered how your diet affects your health? Most people opt for orange juice and chicken noodle soup when they feel the sniffles coming on, but those aren’t the only foods that can help… [Continue Reading]

THE FLU SHOT: WHAT, WHY AND THE SIDE EFFECTS OF THE FLU SHOT

What is flu? The flu (or common flu) is a viral infection that is spread from person to person in secretions of the nose and lungs, for example when sneezing. Medically, it is referred to as influenza. Flu is a respiratory infection, that is, an infection that develops primarily in the lungs. Respiratory infections caused by other viruses often… [Continue Reading]

2013 ACADEMY AWARDS: AND THE WINNER GOES TO…

Steven Spielberg had a great day at the Academy Awards nominations, where his Civil War saga “Lincoln” led with 12 nominations. It was not so great for Kathryn Bigelow, Tom Hooper and Ben Affleck, whose films did well but surprised — dare we say shocked? — Hollywood by failing to score directing nominations for the… [Continue Reading]

KATHERINE WEBB: ESPN’S FOCUS DURING ALABAMA’S BLOWOUT OF NOTRE DAME

When you get bored, your eyes wander. So when a blossoming blowout between the University of Alabama and some other team in Monday night’s college football championship floated into yawnfest territory, the electronic eyes of ESPN naturally went wandering — settling on a brunette bombshell who just happens to be the girlfriend of Crimson Tide… [Continue Reading]

NAS: IS ESCOBAR HIP HOP’S FINEST MC?

Let’s begin with a disclaimer: Nas doesn’t endorse the following sentence. But he’s the greatest lyricist of all time. Those words were carefully chosen: “lyricist” over “rapper” or “hip-hop artist;” “greatest” instead of “most successful;” “all time” rather than “today.” Those distinctions are important. Still, Nas isn’t buying it. “It’s wayyyyyy, way, way too early… [Continue Reading]

NIGERIA FLOODS KILL HUNDREDS AND DISPLACES MILLIONS

Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency says 363 people died over months of flooding across the West African nation and 2.1 million others were displaced. The agency made the announcement Monday as Nigeria’s annual rainy season is coming to an end. The report covered July through the end of October. The agency said Adamawa and Kogi… [Continue Reading]