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]

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]

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]

BETTER SEX THROUGH EXERCISE AND FITNESS

The link between physical fitness and sex is an interesting one, and one that should not be underestimated. While there are several great reasons to exercise, there is one more significant advantage: a better sex life. Recent research indicates that people who are physically fit get more enjoyment from sex and are more likely to be… [Continue Reading]

WHAT WOULD YOU DO, IF WHAT YOU LIVE FOR ENDS?

Retirement terrifies sports stars. It truly feels like death. The end of a glittering career can feel like falling off a cliff to an athlete who thrives on fame and fortune. And the longer the career, the harder the end game seems to be. It is very sad see some of our beloved stars, such… [Continue Reading]

THE WORST FAST-FOODS FOR SODIUM, AND BETTER OPTIONS

The first week of the new year has come to an end. Remember that fitness is a life long journey. Fast food is convenient, but it can be salty. Americans eat about 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day, more than the suggested 2,300 milligrams and double the 1,500 mg for people who are over 50,… [Continue Reading]

VITTORIO MISSONI FEARED DEAD- ITALIAN FASHION HEIR, MISSING AFTER PLANE VANISHES

A small plane carrying six people, one of them Vittorio Missoni, a director of Italy’s famed Missoni fashion house, is missing off the coast of Venezuela, Interior Minister Nestor Reverol Torres said. The search for the missing aircraft continued Saturday, an Italian Foreign Ministry spokesman said. Missoni confirmed in a statement that Vittorio Missoni, son… [Continue Reading]

HOW TO REACH YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS GOALS FOR 2013

5…4…3…2…1…HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Oh yes, for anyone that has been living under a rock, a new year was ushered in less than 72 hours ago. We are now in 2013. A new year means new opportunity. New opportunities to better our financial lives, health and relationships; both personal business. We make new year’s resolutions to help… [Continue Reading]

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MY FAMILY IN NIGERIA AND IN AMERICA

It is Christmas day, the 25th day of December. Where are you celebrating Christmas this year? The holiday season is a perfect time to spend time with family. Most offices are closed and school is out. Everyone is on holiday. Things are at a stand still until after new year’s day. You have no excuse… [Continue Reading]

DJANGO UNCHAINED: A BEAUTIFUL STORY OF HEROIC LOVE AND REVENGE

Many people are worried about the world ending today. The Mayans predicted that the world would end today. I wonder whether the Mayans predicted the end of their Empire. While everybody was worried about the world coming, I enjoyed a special screening of Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”. I was very hesitant to watch “Django Unchained” because I… [Continue Reading]

ROB PARKER, ESPN COOMMENTATOR APOLOGIZES TO RG3 FOR “CORNBALL BROTHER” COMMENT

Nearly a week after questioning whether Robert Griffin III is “a brother or a cornball brother,” now-suspended “First Take” commentator Rob Parker has issued an apology for his comments. “I blew it and I’m sincerely sorry,” Parker wrote on Twitter. “I completely understand how the  issue of race in sports is a sensitive one and… [Continue Reading]

TIME MAGAZINE 2012 PERSON OF THE YEAR: BARACK OBAMA

President Barack Obama has been named Time’s Person of the Year. Managing editor Richard Stengel unveiled the magazine’s choice on Wednesday’s “Today.” He said it was remarkable that the president won two terms with over 50 percent of the popular vote as a Democrat. He also noted that Obama took office in an economic crisis,… [Continue Reading]