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It’s awesome that people want to congratulate you and talk to you about your newborn – who doesn’t like attention?
However, after a while, you realise that there are some stock phrases that everybody say to new mums and dads.
Some of them are lovely to hear, and some are downright infuriating. You just have to remember that people do say the wrong thing sometimes, even if their intentions are good.

Here are some of the phrases you should prepare yourself for if you have just had a baby.

1. ‘When is the baby due?’
It’s fine for someone to ask you or your partner this in the four or five months leading up to the due date, depending on the size of the bump. It’s slightly less acceptable for them to ask the question two weeks after the birth.

2. ‘You must be tired.’
A bit like telling the Pope he ‘must be Catholic’. Tired is what I am after completing a 20-minute walk or seven push-ups. Right now, I’m absolutely exhausted.

3. ‘How are the sleepless nights?’
Didn’t you get the message when you told me I must be tired?!

10 things you should get ready to hear if you’ve just had a baby
4. ‘Your life will never be the same again.’
It’s hard to argue with this statement – you’ve just had a baby, of course things are going to change – but you’re still the person you were before you became a parent.

5. ‘Are you going to have another one?’
Do you mean another baby or another cappuccino? You better mean cappuccino, or else you’re going to be wearing this one.

10 things you should get ready to hear if you’ve just had a baby
6. ‘How is the breastfeeding coming along?’
Mum feeds baby the way mum wants to feed baby. Let’s leave it at that.

7. ‘What a lovely little boy you have.’
It’s great to hear this when you have a lovely little boy, less so when you have a lovely little girl.

8. ‘Are you looking forward to going back to work?’
You’ve had so many other things on your mind since the baby arrived you’ve probably forgotten the location of your workplace, never mind how you might return there.

10 things you should get ready to hear if you’ve just had a baby
9. ‘What schools have you registered with?’
Get. Out.
10. ‘You look great.’
Yes, my trackie Bs are rather fetching, aren’t they?



If you like Pepsi and your partner likes Coke, your relationship might be doomed

What’s the key to making a relationship work?
Trust? Understanding? A sense of humour? Sexual compatibility?
Nah, it’s brands. Everything is about brands, and your love life is no different.
A new study suggests that your brand compatibility (which essentially means liking the same brands as each other) has a pretty significant impact on your happiness in a relationship. Researchers reckon it’s even more important than shared interests or personality traits. Whoa.

The report, titled ‘Coke vs Pepsi: Brand Compatibility, Relationship Power, and Life Satisfaction, was published in the Journal of Consumer Research, and found that the effect of brand compatibility might be down to power imbalances within a relationship.
Basically, differences in brand preferences highlight the more powerful partner in the relationship.
 
For example, if you like Coke, your partner likes Pepsi, but you only ever seem to have Pepsi in the house, your partner is effectively in a more powerful position.
You’re unable to sway them to the Coke side, and are simply giving in to their preferences. That sense of power imbalance is going to build up over time and make you feel a bit rubbish.
‘If you are lower in relationship power and have different brand preferences than your partner, you’re probably going to find yourself stuck with your partner’s favourite brands, over and over again,’ said a researcher.
‘This could lead to a death-by-a-thousand-cuts feeling.
If you like Pepsi and your partner likes Coke, your relationship might be doomed
‘Most couples won’t break up over brand incompatibility, but it leads to the lower power partner becoming less and less happy.’
To test the theory, researchers collected information about brand preferences in fizzy drinks, coffee, chocolate, beer, and cars from couples, tracking those couples over the course of two years and analysing their relationship power and happiness.
They found that liking different brands gets rid of happiness more intensely than differences in values and personality traits.
Researchers carried out several studies into different brand preferences and relationship joy, and found the same results ‘over and over and over again’.
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‘If you are a different religion than your romantic partner, you know that if this is an issue you can’t work through, then the relationship isn’t going to last,’ said Danielle Brick.
‘Conversely, if you like Coke and your partner likes Pepsi, you’re probably not going to break up over it – but 11 years into a relationship, when he or she keeps coming home with Pepsi, day in and day out, it might start to cause a little conflict.
‘And if you’re the low-power person in the relationship, who continually loses out on brands and is stuck with your partner’s preferences, you are going to be less happy.’
Makes sense.
That doesn’t mean that if your partner likes Dairy Milk and you like Galaxy, you should run home and dump them.
It’s all about compromise and rebalancing the power, to make sure that you don’t end up only enjoying your partner’s brand or yours over and over again.
The researchers also recommend including brand preferences on dating profiles, perhaps to weed out potential factors in unhappiness early on.
It might be worth checking whether Pepsi’s okay with your next date. You know, if you care about a longterm relationship filled with despair and resentment.


Ibrahim

For returning 10,000USD of a customer he found, Ibrahim, a security man with UBA was rewarded with the sum of $5,000 by the governor of Adamawa, $10,000 by the governor of Bauchi, the Deputy Senate president, Senator Ekwerenmadu said He will be announced at the floor of the Senate on Tuesday during plenary and will be given the sum of N5,000,000(Five Million Naira only) by the senate. Ibrahim was also given an award of Excellence by the bank and several unannounced donations, He is the young man standing next to the Deputy Senate President Read more: https://www.naij.com/1098435-security-man-returns-10000-uba-huge-reward.html
For returning 10,000USD of a customer he found, Ibrahim, a security man with UBA was rewarded with the sum of $5,000 by the governor of Adamawa, $10,000 by the governor of Bauchi, the Deputy Senate president, Senator Ekwerenmadu said He will be announced at the floor of the Senate on Tuesday during plenary and will be given the sum of N5,000,000(Five Million Naira only) by the senate. Ibrahim was also given an award of Excellence by the bank and several unannounced donations, He is the young man standing next to the Deputy Senate President Read more: https://www.naij.com/1098435-security-man-returns-10000-uba-huge-reward.html
For returning 10,000USD of a customer he found, Ibrahim, a security man with UBA was rewarded with the sum of $5,000 by the governor of Adamawa, $10,000 by the governor of Bauchi, the Deputy Senate president, Senator Ekwerenmadu said He will be announced at the floor of the Senate on Tuesday during plenary and will be given the sum of N5,000,000(Five Million Naira only) by the senate. Ibrahim was also given an award of Excellence by the bank and several unannounced donations, He is the young man standing next to the Deputy Senate President Read more: https://www.naij.com/1098435-security-man-returns-10000-uba-huge-reward.html


For returning 10,000USD of a customer he found, Ibrahim, a security man with UBA was rewarded with the sum of $5,000 by the governor of Adamawa, $10,000 by the governor of Bauchi, the Deputy Senate president, Senator Ekwerenmadu said He will be announced at the floor of the Senate on Tuesday during plenary and will be given the sum of N5,000,000(Five Million Naira only) by the senate. Ibrahim was also given an award of Excellence by the bank and several unannounced donations, He is the young man standing next to the Deputy Senate President


                                                           Miss Josphine Agwu



Miss Agwu, a cleaner with Patovilki, a concessionaire handling the cleaning of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos, found the N12m while cleaning a toilet near the screening point of the departure area of the airport, and took it to the security post. The owner later came and the security returned the money to the owner and disclosed how Miss Agwu found the money and brought it to them. After counting the money and it was complete

Miss Agwu, a cleaner with Patovilki, a concessionaire handling the cleaning of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos, found the N12m while cleaning a toilet near the screening point of the departure area of the airport, and took it to the security post. The owner later came and the security returned the money to the owner and disclosed how Miss Agwu found the money and brought it to them. After counting the money and it was complete

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/03/at-last-shower-of-blessings-on-airport-cleaner-who-returned-lost-n12-million
                                                           Umar Yusuf- 17 million Naira

For returning 10,000USD of a customer he found, Ibrahim, a security man with UBA was rewarded with the sum of $5,000 by the governor of Adamawa, $10,000 by the governor of Bauchi, the Deputy Senate president, Senator Ekwerenmadu said He will be announced at the floor of the Senate on Tuesday during plenary and will be given the sum of N5,000,000(Five Million Naira only) by the senate. Ibrahim was also given an award of Excellence by the bank and several unannounced donations, He is the young man standing next to the Deputy Senate President Read more: https://www.naij.com/1098435-security-man-returns-10000-uba-huge-reward.html


June 27 2014 started like every other day for Yusuf. He resumed at his work place which is Jigawa State’s best hotel. The hotel boasts of a garden, not far removed from its restaurant. At some point that day, he was around the garden and saw two men sitting and chatting about God-knows-what. Some minutes later the men left the hotel. One of them was a guest, who had just checked out. Not long after, he discovered an Ipad bag where the men were. He reached for it and behold there was over 100,000 dollar bills in the inner compartment of the Ipad bag. The owner checked into the hotel on June 24 and stayed for three days. It was on the third day after checking out that he forgot it at the garden side.
For this, the reception manager has been honoured by the government of Jigawa State at the grand finale of its 23rd anniversary celebration in Dutse. Yusuf has been the toast of his Jigawa Hotels employer and lovers of honesty.


                                                                Zinny Adajiugo Ife Nkili
 




Narrating How it Transpired, the beautiful Good Samaritan said  "So yesterday someone mistakenly send 860k to my account.. When I saw that I know it was wrong transfer..so I waited for d owner to call, some minutes later he called and was shivering...I told him to relax that his money is in good hand.. he send an account number so I transferred 500k bcos that's my daily limit and it cannot be exceeded, so this morning I send him d remaining balance..  It Remain To Be Known If she was rewarded for her honesty and integrity

So yesterday someone mistakenly send 860k to my account.. When I saw that I know it was wrong transfer..so I waited for d owner to call, some minutes later he called and was shivering...I told him to relax that his money is in good hand.. he send an account number so I transferred 500k bcos that's my daily limit and it cannot be exceeded, so this morning I send him d remaining balance.. Read more: https://www.naij.com/1106273-nigerian-lady-returns-n860k-mistakenly-transferred-account-photos.html

                                                        MISS SAMSON OMOLABAKE


 On May 16th, 2017 in Remo land specifically in Sagamu when Miss Samson Omolabake, Nineteen years of age, a student of Muslim High School Senior Secondary School 2 (Art) located at Lateefat Ogunkoya Avenue, Sabo was on her way home after the close of the school saw a purse filled with money and ATM cards on the road at ever busy road in Isale Oko around 2:25 pm. She picked it up and opened the purse and saw that there was money and ATM cards inside the purse. She discovered that the ATM is for First City Monument Bank (FCMB). She took the purse back immediately to the branch of the Bank which is at Akarigbo Road after First Bank Plc Sagamu. When she got there, she told them what happened and requested that they should help her to trace the owner of the purse and should please call her so that she can hand over the purse over to the owner in person. The management did as she requested and called the owner to come over to the banking hall. The owner of the purse, Mrs Awofeso was shocked to hear what happened, she checked her money and confirmed that Eighteen thousand Naira inside the purse was intact and all her documents were intact.
This prompted the FCMB branch manager, Mr Omotara to write a letter of commendation on behalf of the bank and brought it to her school on May 17th, 2017. When the principal of the school was contacted, Mr Oyenuga David, to ask him about who the student is in school, he said that, she is an indigent student and highly responsible. Mrs Yetunde Sodiya Isikalu the vice principal academics stated that, Samson Omolabake is always neat and she has never be reported for any misbehavior acts.

                                                    Raymond Onyegbuna


The Anambra State born is the most recent on the list. The 33- year-old showed an uncommon integrity and honesty when He Alerted Diamond bank via tweeter that a whooping N7.6m he is not aware of was credited to his account.
He wrote; Dear @DiamondBankNG exactly at this time yesterday 7,310,000.00, seven million three hundred and ten thousand was transferred to my account.
The transfer was made by a company. It’s exactly 24 hours & I have not been contacted. The money is not mine and I want it out of my account
Please follow back so I can DM my account information and any other details you may require. Thank you.And the bank replied moments Later- “This has been resolved. You are one rare Diamond #Keepshinning”
Mr Raymond also Known AS Ekene has since been receiving praise from the general public for his honesty.

                                                        Dora Akunyili  


Back in 1998, Dora Akunyili was the South-east Zonal Secretary of the Petroleum Trust Fund [PTF], when she had to travel to the United States for health reasons. Since her death in June 2014, it has emerged that she went to the US back then to get a cancer treatment surgery.
President Buhari who was then the PTF Chairman, and who had approved £17,100 for her medical treatment confirmed that she also returned 12,000 pounds which she did not use, and Buhari was jubilant about her honesty and personal integrity. It gave her recognitions which made then president Olusegun Obasanjo to appoint her DG of NAFDAC where uptil date she is still regarded as the best to ever Lead the agency.
 

Honesty and integrity really pays.






















For returning 10,000USD of a customer he found, Ibrahim, a security man with UBA was rewarded with the sum of $5,000 by the governor of Adamawa, $10,000 by the governor of Bauchi, the Deputy Senate president, Senator Ekwerenmadu said He will be announced at the floor of the Senate on Tuesday during plenary and will be given the sum of N5,000,000(Five Million Naira only) by the senate. Ibrahim was also given an award of Excellence by the bank and several unannounced donations, He is the young man standing next to the Deputy Senate President Read more: https://www.naij.com/1098435-security-man-returns-10000-uba-huge-reward.html
For returning 10,000USD of a customer he found, Ibrahim, a security man with UBA was rewarded with the sum of $5,000 by the governor of Adamawa, $10,000 by the governor of Bauchi, the Deputy Senate president, Senator Ekwerenmadu said He will be announced at the floor of the Senate on Tuesday during plenary and will be given the sum of N5,000,000(Five Million Naira only) by the senate. Ibrahim was also given an award of Excellence by the bank and several unannounced donations, He is the young man standing next to the Deputy Senate President Read more: https://www.naij.com/1098435-security-man-returns-10000-uba-huge-reward.html



12 reasons why doggy style is the best sexual position there is
Woof (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)
When it comes to great sex, you can’t beat a bit of variety. However, it’s fair to say that most people have a go-to position they can rely on for fail safe satisfaction.
Every position, from missionary to reverse cowgirl, has its benefits.
And, as if being the best position to hit the G-spot isn’t reason enough for you to dig doggy style, here are 12 reasons why doggy style is the best sexual position there is.

1. A bit more about that G-spot

Your partner’s penis is naturally tilted slightly downwards and, in doggy style, it rubs up against the G-spot as a result.
And if it’s good enough for mother nature…

doggy position


2. You’re more in control than you think

And there are plenty of fun variations and nifty tricks to give you control over the depth of penetration, including lowering yourself onto your elbows to increase it or reducing the arch in your back to decrease it.

3. Sex isn’t always pretty

And there’s a reason people’s cum faces are a bit of a running joke.
So while some love nothing more than gazing into the eyes of their beloved mid orgasm, for others, the idea of being able to contort your face in ecstasy in relative privacy is welcomed – and that’s where doggy comes in handy.

4. But you can enjoy the show

Alternatively, if watching gets you off, there is no sexier position than doggy style in front of a mirror to turn up the heat and send your partner wild as you throw him a sultry glance mid-thrust.

sex mirror

5. It’s flattering

Because what’s not to love about the graceful curve of a back (and a smokin’ ass in your face.)

6. It’s comfortable

So, unless you suffer from bad knees, you’ll be able to thrust away quite comfortably without trembling under the weight of your partner or getting cramp after 30 seconds.

7. It’s raw

And there is something wild, naughty and unadulterated about not having face to face contact during sex – and while making love has its place, doggy style is the perfect tonic when you’re in the mood something a bit more caveman.

black and white shot of passionate woman with mouth open with orgasmic feeling, covering face with mask, eyes closed.


8. You can multi-task

And your clitoris is in the perfect position to be stimulated by either yourself or your partner.
As are your breasts.

9. Boobs

While earning itself the reputation as being one of the less intimate of positions, doggy style is, actually, the perfect way to add a bit of boob fondling into the mix.
Cupping your hands over your partners’ is also the perfect way to show him how you like them being touched – and you can’t get more intimate than that.


10. It doesn’t require a bed

Or getting fully naked.
Which means plenty more fun in the kitchen, bathroom, shower, on the staircase, leaning over the tumble dryer while on full spin cycle.
And, back in the room.

11. It’s not a one trick pony

And has an orgasm-enticing number of variations, including standing up for a quickie or spooning on your side if you’re after a bit more intimacy.

standing-up


12. It’s the best position for a bit of light spanking

And the perfect way to add a bit of extra ‘cheek’ into the bedroom.

New research adds support to the 'once a cheat, always a cheat' theory

So your partner’s cheated, you’ve forgiven them, and you’re trying to move forward.
Or you’re dating someone new, who cheated on their previous partner with you, and you’re trying to see the good in them, telling yourself that they cheated with you because you’re meant to be,
Can’t budge that niggling doubt though, can you?
Turns out there may be some justification for worrying that a cheater may cheat again – you know, beyond the whole evidence of broken trust thing.
New research adds some more weight to that ‘once a cheat, always a cheat’ theory, discovering that those who had cheated in their previous relationship were three times more likely to cheat in their next relationship.
Sh*t.
New research adds support to the 'once a cheat, always a cheat' theory

Oh, and in even more miserable findings, those who get cheated on are more likely to get cheated on in their next relationship, too. Fun.
The study, published in Archives of Sexual Behaviour, asked 484 people in relationships about their behaviour, asking them to report any sex they’d had outside of the relationship – or, as the researchers catchily call it, ‘extra-dyadic sexual involvement’.
The participants had been tracked through two romantic relationships, reporting their cheating habits throughout.
And, lo and behold, the researchers found that if a participant had cheated in one relationship, they were three times more likely to cheat in another one than people who didn’t report any cheating.
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So if your partner cheated on their last partner, that’s a cause for concern.
Meanwhile, participants who reported being cheated on in their last relationship were twice as likely to get cheated on in their next relationship.
We really do like to repeat our toxic relationship patterns, huh?
Finally, those who suspected that their previous partners had cheated were four times more likely to be suspicious of their next partner, hammering home the idea that a dent in trust lasts longer than the relationships that cause them.
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The study concluded: ‘Prior infidelity emerged as an important risk factor for infidelity in next relationships.’
Which, in non-science speak, means ‘if someone cheats once, they’re more likely to cheat again’.
Now, to be clear, this is a small study that only looks at the facts of ‘did cheat’ and ‘didn’t cheat’. It doesn’t make allowances for any reasoning behind cheating, it doesn’t look into emotional cheating versus physical, and we don’t know whether the cheaters considered themselves serial cheaters, or were filled with regret for what they’d done.
So don’t read the study, run home, and dump your partner because they cheated on someone when they were 15.
Instead, just be aware that prior cheating is a risk factor.
It means something about a person’s relationship patterns, and if they can’t explain why they cheated or reassure you that they won’t do it again, alarm bills should be ringing.

Woman, 84, finds her one 'carrot' diamond ring in garden 13 years later



A woman who lost her diamond engagement ring in her garden more than 10 years ago has found it on a carrot. 
Mary Grams, 84, thought it was gone for good when she lost it back in 2004.
She quickly replaced it without telling her husband, Norman, because she worried about what he would say.
But this week, she was shocked to find the ring stuck on a carrot on the family farm.
Mrs Grams told CBC: ‘I recognised it right away.’
The 84-year-old thinks she lost the ring while pulling a large weed from the garden in September 2004.
She had the ring since 1951, a year before she married her husband.



Woman, 84, finds her one 'carrot' diamond ring in garden 13 years later

Mrs Grams said: ‘We looked high and low on our hands and knees. We couldn’t find it. I thought for sure either they rototilled it or something happened to it.’
Though she now lives in Camrose, the family still own the farm near Armena, Alta. and maintain a garden there.
Her daughter-in-law, Colleen Daley, spotted the ring on the carrot while doing some gardening.
Mrs Daley said: ‘I knew it had to belong to either grandma or my mother-in-law, because no other women have lived on that farm.


Woman, 84, finds her one 'carrot' diamond ring in garden 13 years later

‘I asked my husband if he recognized the ring. And he said yeah. His mother had lost her engagement ring years ago in the garden and never found it again. And it turned up on this carrot.’
‘I’ve never seen anything like that. It was quite interesting.’
Mrs Grams is now looking forward to putting her original ring back on.
She said: ‘I’m going to wear it because it still fits’.


Westlife then and now
It's been nearly four years since pop fans and stool manufacturers wept in equal measure over the news that Westlife had split up.
Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh's Irish superstars achieved a staggering 26 Top 10 hits during their 14-year run, which included 14 No.1 singles in the UK.
So after reaching the dizzying heights as pop heartthrobs, what did the five handsome fellas do next?

NICKY BYRNE

Westlife Nicky Byrne then and now

Immediately after Westlife parted ways in 2012, Nicky Byrne topped up his fake tan and slipped on his sequinned jacket for a turn in the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom. He didn't do too badly either, eventually placing sixth overall in the competition.
The 37-year-old has also carved himself out a decent television career in Ireland. First up was hosting reality TV show Football's Next Star, and then there was his run fronting talent show The Hit.
For the past three years he's also delivered Ireland's telephone vote results during the live broadcast on the Eurovision Song Contest. This year, however, he's actually heading to the competition himself to compete with new single 'Sunlight'. 
The star is using the exposure to launch his debut album - also titled Sunlight - and hopefully climb back up the chart he used to dominate with Westlife.

KIAN EGAN

Westlife Kian Egan then and now

During his time in Westlife, Kian actually used a year out to co-manage new girl group Wonderland, but that ultimately didn't take off. So instead of trying to break new artists into the industry behind the scenes after his time in the group, he took up residence in a big red chair for The Voice of Ireland.
Kian has so far been a coach on the series for five years, but has still yet to win with one of his contestants. Over in the UK, Kian's career was given a boost after he won the 13th series of I'm a Celebrity in 2013. This gave him a renewed profile to release his debut album Home in 2014, which went Top 10.


MARK FEEHILY

Westlife Mark Feehily then and now
Mark - who now goes under his full name Markus - went pretty much radio silent for a few years after Westlife disbanded. That didn't come without its pressures though, but the star told Digital Spy last year that he relished the opportunity to do things at his own pace for the first time in his career.
Then finally, in 2015, Markus premiered his debut single 'Love Is A Drug'. Most strikingly, it sounded absolutely nothing like a Westlife record, and the singer-songwriter found himself winning over a new audience. "When Westlife finished, the rule book was thrown out of the window in terms of songwriting," he told us. "I took away all the formulas and just went hell for leather at it."
Later in 2015, Markus released his debut album Fire, which peaked at number 25 in the UK. He then did his own nationwide tour of the UK in 2016.

SHANE FILAN

Shane Filan then and now

As one of the main singers of Westlife, it was no surprise that Shane Filan found himself at the centre of a record label bidding war immediately after the split. The singer kept Louis Walsh on as his manager and eventually signed a new deal with Universal Music.
And boy did the former Westlife star need it by that point. After a few ill-judged property investments earlier on in his career, the star found himself pretty much losing all of his multi-million-euro fortune before declaring bankruptcy.
But Louis sorted him out with a new solo deal and world tour, so after writing a load of new songs in Nashville, Shane released his debut album You and Me in November 2013. The collection reached number six in the UK, while managing a Top 3 placing in Ireland.
Two years later in 2015 and Shane returned with a second solo outing - the only Westlife star to do so, so far. Right Here featured a duet with fellow Irish star Nadine Coyle (of Girls Aloud fame), and peaked at number 11 in the UK.

BRIAN MCFADDEN

Westlife Brian McFadden then and now

Brian McFadden left Westlife eight whole years before they'd all finally call it a day, departing the group in 2004 to spend more time with his family. Naturally, he immediately signed a solo deal with Sony BMG and chart-topping hit 'Real To Me' followed shortly afterwards.
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Backstreet Boys used a fart noise on a track and its taken 17 years for them to admit it

It’s 20 years since Backstreet Boys released their eponymous album, Backstreet Boys, so the band have been getting all nostalgic.
And it seems like the best stories are buried deepest, because it’s taken the band until now to reveal that a famous song of theirs samples an actual real life fart.
The song in question is The Call, from the Black & Blue album. In an interview with Billboard celebrating the anniversary, A.J McLean confessed all.
Backstreet Boys used a fart noise on a track and its taken 17 years for them to admit it

He said: ‘When we were in the studio with Max [producer Max Martin] making the song, Howie [Dorough] was in the booth and we were doing that vocal break down, ‘dun dun dun, dun dun dun dun.’
A.J continued: ‘Max gave Howie his harmony, and I think he was just putting so much air into the vocal that as he was singing, he went ‘dun, dun’ and he farted – but he farted not only on the beat, but in key.
‘So Max tweaked it and made it sound like one of his patented bass sounds, and it stayed on the record.’
Listen to the track and see if you can spot the fart noise below.

AJ laughed: ‘Howie’s fart became an instrument and is on the record for the rest of our lives.’
The album featured hit tracks such as Quit Playin’ Games (With My Heart) and Anywhere For You.
Backstreet Boys had one UK number one hit single with I Want It That Way in 1999, but fifteen other UK top 10 hits as one of the biggest boy bands (they prefer the term ‘vocal harmony group’) of the late 1990s and early Noughties.

We all have our struggling days. Most wealthy people you know in the society today all had their struggling days; except you were born with a silver spoon. It is nothing to be ashamed of because as the Bible puts it: 'Do not despise the days of humble beginnings'. One true fact is that you won't even remember your struggling days when you finally attain success.

If you were born with wooden or no spoons at all, you need not despair. Success is not only achieved by physical strength; it also has to do with your mental strength. Your level of rational thinking matters a lot, for without it, your physical strength will be equivalent to pouring water into a basket. I believe you know what that means.

Below are some things you should avoid as a struggling bachelor:

1) BEER PARLORS/DRINKING JOINTS: It's not a bad idea to visit a bar for one or two bottles of drink occassionally (that's if you drink). What is killing is when you make it a habit to be there everyday to oblige your urge for alcohol! These spots are pocket-drainers for struggling guys. At the end of the day, you'll discover that you've not been able to meet most of your important needs. Why? Your habit is draining your meagre resources at the expense of self-development.

2) CALL GIRLS: Once you entangle yourself in this unfavourable market where deposits are allowed but no withdrawals, you can be completely compared to a fly that's entangled in a spider's web! If you spend N20,000 monthly on prostitutes and your monthly income is N40,000, my brother, your future is not brighter than the back of a cooking pot!

3) FINANCIAL WOMEN: (Apology to Phyno aka Eze Nnunu). If you can afford a phone of N280,000 for your girlfriend without waving, very fine. After all, we give in love. Bro, but not when you are struggling. There's a time for all things. Leave these set of people for those who are already comfortable, rich or have enough to throw around. Life is not and has never been a competition. You too will get there if you strive. Don't be fooled by flashy appearance. Women are created with brains too; they can work and take care of their needs. Don't kill yourself to make a woman look super fly while you are struggling to survive. It makes no sense, for tides and times come and go. Let whoever you are with know your present state. The good ones will encourage you but the materialistic ones...hmmm. That doesn't mean you should be stingy; give freely but let it be within your means. Give with no intention to receive.

4) COMPETITIVE LIFE: This has never been a helpful friend to struggling guys. What will it profit a struggling guy if he spends N2,500 for a bottle of beer in club, knowing fully well that the neighbourhood shops sell same for N200? The kids who spend lavishly right in the club or elsewhere trust their account balance. Trying to compete with them is useless. My brother, na you go still go house go cry! Regret is a personal thing. Nobody regrets with you  Ogbeni, experience na the best teacher but to learn from anoda man own go make you escape paying the high tuition fee.

5) MULTIPLE AFFAIRS: Just like patronizing call-girls (Point 2 above), engaging yourself in multiple affairs as a struggling guy is a fatal blow that can slow your progress. Apart from wasting resources, you will become less focused. My brother, wetin you dey find go Sokoto dey inside your Shokoto o! Even if she's a 'village girl', you can 'package' her as far as you both love and understand each other. Look for an understanding and emotionally mature girl to date; she must also be engaged in something worthwhile. Stop running after these little slay queens! They'd rather prefer a yahoo-yahoo guy to you.



Man stages magical underwater proposal for his mermaid-loving girlfriend

Alright, everyone. Time to step it up.
Bending down on one knee at a fancy restaurant and making a speech about how the person you’re dating is your best friend and soulmate just isn’t good enough anymore.
If you want to do a proposal right, you’ll need to meet the standard of Eric Martinez, a man who only bloody well went and proposed underwater.
Yup. Underwater. Hope you’re good at holding your breath, hopeful couples.
There’s a reason Eric dived down to make the moment happen.
Man stages magical underwater proposal for his mermaid-loving girlfriend

His now-fiancé, Cammy Rynae Cuoco, is a huge mermaid fan. Her favourite princess has always been Ariel from The Little Mermaid, so, naturally Eric wanted to include some thing mermaid-themed in the proposal.
‘Of course every little girl dreams of being a princess — but my favorite was always Ariel,’ says Cammy.
‘She could swim with all the fish and make music underwater with all of her friends… Of course she ends up marrying her Prince – Eric! How perfect is that!?!?’
Man stages magical underwater proposal for his mermaid-loving girlfriend

To be clear, Eric didn’t manage to get Cammy to dress up like a mermaid and dive underwater without her knowing what was going on.
The proposal actually took place a little before that.
Eric planned an amazing photoshoot for him and Cammy. It was in a cave that Eric got down on one knee and asked for Cammy’s hand in marriage – with the moment captured on film by photographer Polly Dawson of Del Sol Photography.
Man stages magical underwater proposal for his mermaid-loving girlfriend

Man stages magical underwater proposal for his mermaid-loving girlfriend

After the surprise of that proposal was just about dying down, Eric hit Cammy with another one, announcing with Polly that the couple would be diving into a natural swimming hole and creating a mermaid proposal.
‘Eric contacted me and said “I want to do something you guys have never done before, something really crazy and unique”,’ says Polly.
Crazy and unique accomplished, we reckon.
Cammy was immediately on board with the idea, and threw on a mermaid tail and dunked into the water.
Man stages magical underwater proposal for his mermaid-loving girlfriend

Eric joined her down there, got down on one knee, and gave her a ring – a candy ring this time, so it’d show up in the pictures.
‘Since you’re going to photograph the proposal – well – a visually stunning location to pop the question is a must,’ wrote photographer Polly.
‘You’re going to invest in a proposal, hire a photographer, find a beautiful location and prepare everything – why not go crazy – go one step further?
‘Just when your brand new fiancé imagines they can be any more surprised why not throw ’em a curve ball and knock their socks off!’
Man stages magical underwater proposal for his mermaid-loving girlfriend

Polly even made Cammy her own mermaid tail, and edited the photos after the shoot to turn her into a full-on merperson, with the bikini edited out and scales added on.
‘I was soooo surprised,’ said Cammy. ‘I’d hoped Eric would propose in Mexico but never did I think he would go to such great lengths to make it so magical for me. I was just literally in awe.’

Man celebrates his first bath in 20 years after losing an incredible 14 stone


Charles has celebrated his accomplishment by taking a bath. That’s his first bath in 20 years, as he’d previously struggled to fit in his tub, so it’s more of a joy than it might sound.
At 33 stones and 7.5lbs, and with a BMI almost three times over what it should be, Charles wasn’t happy.
He’d been offered weight loss surgery on the NHS, but turned it down because he didn’t want to lose his passion for food and cooking.
It was his friend’s diagnosis with cancer that motivated Charles to make a change.
In 2016, a friend was diagnosed with cancer. Distraught, Charles promised her he’d change his lifestyle and shift the weight once and for all, to help keep her motivated as she battled cancer.
The signs it was time to lose weight had begun to build up, too.
Man celebrates his first bath in 20 years after losing an incredible 14 stone

‘I had wanted to do something about my weight for many years but I was lazy and I was getting away with it health wise,’ says Charles.
‘But I began seeing signs of my body giving in.
‘I woke up one night and when I stood up I heard a crunching sound in my knees.
‘This was really scary and it turned out I have crepitus which meant my weight had softened my kneecaps.
‘I was also wearing 8XL shirts and 66” waist jeans and was struggling to find clothes to buy and get in and out of my car.’
His weight was holding Charles back, preventing him from sitting in plane seats or having a soak in a bath.
He decided to join Slimming World, with the hope that the food plan would help him drop the weight without leaving him hungry.
Man celebrates his first bath in 20 years after losing an incredible 14 stone

Charles went from constant snacking and takeaways to a regular meal plan.
In the space of 15 months (a healthy period of time to make a lifestyle change, rather than doing a crash diet), Charles has lost 14 stone. He’s lost 28 inches from his waist. He’s six clothes sizes smaller.
And he can finally relax in the bath.
‘Simple things like getting into a bath are taken for granted by many but I couldn’t do this,’ explains Charles.
‘I had my first bath for over 20 years whilst on holiday in Cornwall in July and it was a surreal but fantastic moment.
‘In October this year I have also booked my first flight with a single seat flying from London to New York with Virgin Atlantic with my girlfriend.
‘I have so much more self worth now and being able to see a future is something I cherish whilst others may take it for granted.’
Man celebrates his first bath in 20 years after losing an incredible 14 stone

Alongside sticking to the SlimmingWorld plan, Charles credits his lifestyle change to his girlfriend, who he says has been a huge inspiration.
‘I have had so much amazing support from friends, family and colleagues since I began my Slimming World journey,’ says Charles.
‘However my biggest inspiration and support comes from my girlfriend who I met when I was still at the start of my weight loss journey weighing over 30 stone.
‘She is amazing as she didn’t see a man with a weight problem, she saw the man I truly was, someone with a lot of love to give but someone who thought he would be alone forever.
‘She has changed my life and I cannot wait to see what our future holds.’
He’s proof that encouraging change isn’t about judgement or extreme diets – it’s about acceptance, and providing the support people need to stick to a plan that works for them.
Man celebrates his first bath in 20 years after losing an incredible 14 stone

Charles has been documenting his weight loss journey on Instagram, and now hopes to inspire others on their own transformations.
‘My hope is to reach as many people as possible and help them to be happier and healthier just as I have had others inspire me,’ he says.
‘I am focusing on losing as much weight as I can before mid-October when we go on holiday and I want to look into the possibility of plastic surgery for the excess skin I have.
‘I am still not at the end of my weight loss journey with wanting to get to that healthy BMI.
‘It’s important for anyone on a weight loss journey that it needs to be a lifestyle not a diet as you need to commit to the long term of healthy eating and making those important food choices.
‘I am keen to encourage other men to get healthier as many struggle to take that first step and admit they need help.
‘The plan can help anyone and my own success can hopefully encourage others to do the same and change their lives.’

Thirteen sets of twins are about to start school in the same area

Teachers might have a hard time getting names right in the Inverclyde area, as 13 sets of twins are about to start school there.
These 26 children will all be heading to school September, and administrators can’t believe the odds.
Amazingly, 164 sets of twins will now be taught in the Inverclyde Council area, leaving locals to think there’s ‘something in the water’.
Despite the genetic implausibility, parents of the bunch aren’t too worried about teachers telling the children apart – especially considering that not all of them are identical.
Arlene Cairns, mother of five-year-olds Kendal and Skye, says her daughters don’t look too similar.
‘One has red hair and one has brown hair. One has brown eyes and one has blue eyes, but there’s definitely something in the water here because last year there was even more twins,’ she said.

Thirteen sets of twins are about to start school in the same area
The twins are (from top left) Lucas and Peyton Anderson, Christopher and Cameron Collins, Cooper and Cora Deegan, (second row) Billy and Louise Dominick, Annie and Penny Donnelly, Cameron and Craig Hynes, (third row) Tyler and Zach McAllister, Kendal and Skye McCabe, Leighton and Marcie McDevitt, (bottom row) Elanor and Isobel McShane, Harry and Reilly Small, Martine and Naomi Smith and Hannah and Mealla Wright (Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire)

Councillor Jim Clocherty, education convener at Inverclyde Council, said: ‘That gives us a twinning rate of 18 per 1,000 births, which is well above the Scottish average of 15 per 1,000, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we were among the highest in the country.’
Provost Martin Brennan said: ‘Every year I am surprised at the significant number of twins we have leaving nursery and heading for primary school. It seems to always run into double-figures and this year is no exception.
‘I am particularly pleased, as a former teacher, to be able to welcome them as they prepare to join their new classmates in their new schools and I am sure they will have a huge amount of fun over the coming years.’

Thirteen sets of twins are about to start school in the same area


Dad dies of 'broken heart' after son is fatally shot

A father tragically died of a ‘broken heart’ after his son was killed by a stray bullet.
Duro Akil was rushed to hospital after a stray bullet flew through his flat on the evening of August 7 and hit him in the chest, puncturing his lung.
The 34-year-old died from his injuries in hospital two days later.
When family members went to break the news to his father Okera Ras, a 54-year-old Fox News video producer, they found him dead in the Bronx, New York flat the father and son had shared together.
Ras’ family said they believe he died of a broken heart, as he was extremely close to his son.
Dad dies of 'broken heart' after son is fatally shot

According to the New York Daily News, a neighbour had become embroiled in a gunfight when a stray bullet flew through Akil’s door.
Akil, a father-of-two and a food deliveryman, was rushed to the Jacobi Medical Centre suffering from a punctured lung.
A cousin told Fox News that, although Ras initially hoped his son would be able to recover from the gunshot wound, it soon transpired that the injuries were more serious than he had thought.
After Akil died in hospital, his family returned to the flat the father and son had shared – only to find that Ras was also dead.
Dad dies of 'broken heart' after son is fatally shot

Makini Akil, Ras’ daughter, told the NY Daily News: ‘It was like something out of a movie scene.We were in the middle of the street screaming. In shock. It was really too much for him. It was really like heartbreak.’
A GoFundMe page, set up by the family to raise money for a life celebration for both men, read: ‘Everyone who knew Duro loved his upbeat spirit and peaceful nature. Being a father was one of his greatest achievements. He was an awesome and loving Dad. He cherished his two daughters.
‘As a dedicated father, Okera supported his children unconditionally and always provided a listening ear. In the community, Okera always gave to others with a smile and nurturing spirit.
‘His selfless nature was a benefit to many. Okera was the man behind the scenes that put everything together.’



A stargazer claims to have “ decoded” the Great Pyramid – and discovered it is a “date marker” that reveals when the apocalypse is coming .

Staggeringly , it matches a prophecy foretelling the End of Days in the Bible – and it ’s next month.

As reported by Daily Star , earlier this year, Christian numerologist, David Meade, matched the positions of heavenly bodies with Bible verses, to work out the world will end when a giant planet called Nibiru or Planet X crashes into Earth.

His detailed analysis suggested Nibiru will first appear in the sky on September 23 , 2017, and crash into Earth in October.

The bombshell prediction, made in his book ‘Planet X – The 2017 Arrival,’ was so compelling it was covered across mainstream media in both the US and UK .

A number of Christian fanatics have claimed a rare total solar eclipse that will blanket the US in darkness on August 21 will herald the end of the world – and may be one of the prophesied 10 Biblical plagues .

Last week , Daily Star Online exclusively revealed the so-called Great American Total Solar Eclipse also pointed to September 23 as the date Armageddon will start.

Mr. Meade showed how the Book of Revelation, in the Bible , warned the “stars in heaven will not show their light” and “ the Sun will be darkened ” before the apocalypse.

Now, the doomsayer has discovered the position of the Great Pyramid also points to exactly the same date – September 23.

Mr. Meade said: “ It is very strange indeed that both the Great Sign of Revelation 12 and the Great Pyramid of Giza both point us to one precise moment in time – September 20 to 23, 2017.

“ Is this the end of the Church Age and the transition to the Day of the Lord?

“ There couldn’t be two greater witnesses .”

The Nibiru Cataclysm myth dates back to 1976, when writer Zecharia Sitchin claimed that two ancient Middle Eastern cultures – the Babylonians and Sumerians – told of a giant planet – Nibiru – that orbited the Sun every 3 ,600 years .

Self -proclaimed extraterrestrial psychic Nancy Lieder then warned Nibiru would crash into Earth.
The wild conspiracy theory was ridiculed by the mainstream science community.

But then, respected astronomers from the California Institute of Technology announced they had found evidence of a real planet up to 10 times the mass of Earth lurking in the outer reaches of the Solar System.

Terrifyingly , Mr . Meade ’s prediction matches up with a shocking number of other “End of Days ” prophesies.

Michael Parker , who runs the blog End of Time Prophecies, also said the end of the world will start on September 23 – and the eclipse would signal the Second Coming of Christ .

Gary Ray , of evangelical Christian publication Unsealed, has predicted the August 21 eclipse will herald the start of the apocalypse.
He said the destruction will continue until a second total eclipse , on April 8 , 2024 – something Mr Meade agrees with .

Reverend Donna Larson, who runs the blog Rapture and End Times , also warned the world will end this year – as did Robert Binnion , who runs the “ end of time prophecy website ” Nice Timing .

Some doomsayers believe the 10 plagues in the Bible have already begun – with unusual swarms of insects being reported.

By coincidence – or not – last week , Egyptologists announced they were going to open lost chambers in the Great Pyramid for the first time.

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