8 Reasons to Fall in Love with a Country Guy

Nowadays women tend to underrate country guys. Most of them are trying to find a wealthy man and they don’t even think of dating a country man. Studies show that country guys make perfect boyfriends and husbands. They are not as brave and rich as most city guys, but they know how to treat a woman, surprise her and they are not self-interested. When you date a country boy, your dates are always interesting, healthy and fun. Check out a few undeniable reasons to fall in love with a country guy.


1. He can make fun happen out of nothing
With a country guy your life will never be boring and miserable. A country guy has a great ability to make fun happen out of nothing. He is funny and positive and knows how to enjoy every minute of life. I’m not telling that you will necessarily approve of or enjoy what he is doing, but you’ll always be entertained.

2. A country boy is a manly man
Country guys are probably the manliest men. Not all of them have huge biceps and not all of them are super brave, but they look and behave manly. They don’t afraid to get dirty, do a hard work, spend the whole day working in the field, and they really enjoy the outdoors! They can easily fix something without surfing the Internet. Ask any city guy to fix a dripping tap and he will spend the whole day looking for all possible tips online or calling his friends, and end up calling up a plumber. A country boy is Jack of all trades!

3. He will treat you like a princess
Country guys believe that every woman should be treated with love and respect, no matter her temper. When you date a country guy, he treats you very delicately and tries to cater to all your needs. While most women love bad guys, if you are tired of them, why not fall in love with a country man?

4. He can get ready quicker
Getting ready is not a big problem for a country guy. When going out he just needs to shower, put on a plaid shirt and ball cap and he is ready to go. There’s no waiting around for him to trim his beard or style his hair perfectly. Most country guys are old-fashioned: they can’t allow women to wait for them, instead they are ready to wait for you for two hours and they won’t tell you a word, except, “You are so beautiful!”

5. He can have a big house
It’s not a secret that money goes further in rural areas than in urban areas. A country guy can buy or build a big house for the same money that it’d cost to rent not so big apartment in the city. It’s so wonderful to wake up to the nice sound of birds and see a picturesque view of a river rather than to wake up to the terrible sound of traffic and the view of that concrete. Do you agree?

6. He can fix everything
As I mentioned above, a country man is Jack of all trades. I don’t know how they do this, but they can really fix everything! Most girls lack this skill and if you date a country boy, he can fill that void easily. He can fix your fridge, change your tires, and do anything you need. Most country guys are obsessed with work. They may not have a diploma, but it doesn’t mean that they are not smart.

7. There is more opportunity to relax
Most people who live in a rural environment know how to relax. With the hustle and bustle of the big city, it’s hard to find a healthy way to relax after a hard day. Most city guys tend to drink alcohol and smoke in order to relax, while country guys enjoy the surroundings and moonlit walks with their girlfriends.

8. Dates are more unique and romantic
Dating a country guy is beautifully romantic since all of the dates are unique and they can give you a better look at his personality. Boating, 4-wheeling, swimming, camping are only a few of many activities you and your country guy can engage in. Isn’t it a good reason to fall in love with a country guy?

Dating a country boy has many advantages. He is more creative and he will always treat you with love and respect. Sure, country guys are not perfect, but I think they are much better than city guys. Have you ever dated a country boy? Do you have any other reasons to fall in love with country guys? Share them with us!

Boy Bait To Banana Bread: 8 To-Die-For Breakfast Cakes

Cake for breakfast? Yes, please! From blueberry coffee cake (aka boy bait) to marbled chocolate banana bread, these recipes will motivate you to jump out of bed and start your day.

1. Blueberry Coffee Cake (aka Boy Bait)

The recipe for this old-fashioned blueberry coffee cake traces back to a 1954 Pillsbury Recipe & Baking Contest. Its creator, 15-year-old Renny Powell, called her tender, easy-to-make cake “Boy Bait” for its habit forming effect on young men. (She won 2nd place in the junior division.) My version is updated with lemon zest to complement the flavor of the blueberries and a crunchy cinnamon streusel topping. GET THE RECIPE

2. Peach Cake with Pecan Streusel

Heavy on the crunchy streusel topping and spiced with fragrant cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom, this peach coffee cake is a natural for breakfast, but it’s also wonderful topped with vanilla ice cream after dinner. GET THE RECIPE

3. Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

Tender and sweet-scented with a gorgeous ribbon of melted chocolate running through it, this banana bread is the perfect way to start the day. Plus, it’s fun to make: you spoon the banana and chocolate batters into a loaf pan alternately, then artistically swirl the two together with a knife. GET THE RECIPE

4. Honey & Spice Cake

This gem of a cake comes from Marcy Goldman’s much-loved cookbook, A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking. It’s tender with tremendous depth of flavor — there’s coffee, orange juice and booze in it! — and the taste of honey shines through. GET THE RECIPE

5. Harvest Grape and Olive Oil Cake

Studded with juicy red grapes with hints of vanilla and citrus, this is a simple and lovely Italian-style cake — perfect for breakfast, brunch or tea. It’s called a “harvest cake” because it’s traditionally made during the grape harvest season to use up the small grapes not going for pressing. GET THE RECIPE

6. Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Rich and tender from the addition of sour cream, and jam-packed with chocolate chips, this is the kind of old-fashioned, homey cake that appeals to just about everyone — and it’s super-simple to make. GET THE RECIPE

7. Chai Spiced Banana Bread

Chai is the actual word for tea in many countries but when we say chai in the States, we’re usually referring to Masala chai, which is a smooth and calming beverage made of black tea, milk and fragrant Indian spices. Its flavor goes beautifully with bananas, so this quick bread is infused with warm spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and allspice.GET THE RECIPE

8. Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

If there were ever a cake for lemon lovers, this is it. Lemon zest and lemon juice are added to the batter, which lightly perfume the cake. Then, while the cake is still warm from the oven, it’s doused with a lemon syrup to further enhance the lemon flavor. Finally, the cake is drizzled with a tart lemon glaze, which adds a pop of intense lemon flavor in every bite.

A Boy Rescued From ISIS Is Being Reunited With His Family In Canada After 3 Years Apart

A young Yazidi boy whose photo went viral after he was rescued from ISIS territory is being reunited with his mother in Canada after spending three years apart.

Emad Mishko Tamo was only nine years old when he and his family were separated after being captured by ISIS forces in northern Iraq. His mother, Nofa Zaghla, managed to escape the group after more than two years in captivity and made her way to Canada with four of her children under a special government program to help resettle Yazidis fleeing ISIS.

Zaghla had feared Emad was dead, until photos of a frail young boy rescued by Iraqi troops in July gave the family hope.

The photos eventually reached Steve Maman, a Montreal businessman who has helped over a hundred Yazidis resettle in Canada through his organization, The Liberation of Christian and Yazidi Children of Iraq.

Maman, who has been described as the “Jewish Schindler” for his work, told BuzzFeed Canada that he constantly gets tagged in photos of Yazidi people on social media whom relatives are hoping to get to safety. He said he can’t help everyone, but when someone tagged him on Emad’s photo, he knew he had to help.

“That photo, I have to tell you, literally tore apart my heart,” he said.

Maman jumped into action, using his large following on social media to spread Emad’s story. Soon an uncle in Kurdistan came across the photo and identified Emad, and the young boy, now 12, learned that his mother and siblings were still alive in Canada.

Maman and the Yazidi community in Canada pushed for the Canadian government to reunite the family. “Thousands of emails went to the MPs and to the prime minister’s office and to the minister of immigration,” Maman said.

The campaign, which also included billboards laying out Emad’s case, soon got the attention of the Canadian government. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen personally intervened to expedite Emad’s case, according to Maman.

Immigration officials visited Zaghla in Winnipeg and assured her that the government was going to bring Emad to Canada.

After three long years apart, the reunion is set to take place in Winnipeg this week, just after midnight on Thursday.

Zaghla, seen here with a banner demanding that Emad be brought home, has been in Canada for about seven months.

Khalil Hesso, president of Yazidi Association of Manitoba, told BuzzFeed Canada that about 40 people from the small Yazidi community in Winnipeg will be at the airport to welcome Emad home. He said Emad’s story is not unique among Yazidis, whose mass killing and enslavement by ISIS has been recognized as an act of genocide by the United Nations. But it’s still a ray of hope for the many other families torn apart by the war.

“Everybody is happy, everybody appreciates what the Canadian government is doing,” he said.

Hesso also said the joy the family feels at being reunited will be tempered by the knowledge that Emad’s father and one of his brothers are still missing, and by the time spent apart.

“At first when they land, it’s going to be a little bit sad,” Hesso said. “That’s three years he was away from his mom and his brothers.”

Boy Caught Stealing Bike Forced To Get Tattoo On His Forehead

If you have any tattoos, you’ll know that the first one is always the most important. For many of us, we rushed our first tattoo and got a really rubbish one just because we wanted one. I myself have Lynyrd Skynyrd lyrics on my arm and the tattoo was carried out by a man in an attic shop in Stoke. Yeah, it’s not great.

However, this 17-year-old boy didn’t get a choice when it came to his first tattoo, and sadly it wasn’t exactly put in a place he could hide it.

After catching the young boy stealing a bike from a man with one leg, a tattooist decided to mark him for life by tattooing his forehead.

Tattoo artist, Maycon Wesley, tattooed ‘Eu sou ladrão e vacilão’ on the child which translates from Portuguese to ‘I am a thief and a loser’, reports the Mail.

As you can see from the video, which was apparently recorded on Friday, they sit the young man in a white plastic chair before tattooing the words into his forehead. The man filming laughs and says: “It’s going to hurt.”

According to the BBC, they also cut the boy’s long curly hair back so that the tattoo was even more visible.

The words aren’t exactly done well, and they’re massive.

Credit: Reddit / YoSoyUnPayaso

After the tattoo is finished, the tattooist asks the child whether or not he likes it. Ouch. Bit mean.

Speaking to Folha de S.Paulo newspaper, the teen said: “I asked them to make the tattoo on my arm but they said they would do it on my forehead and started laughing.

“I begged them to break my arms and legs instead.”

The boy denies trying to steal the bike, instead insisting that he had fallen over it while he was ‘very drunk’.

The tattooist and his friend, Ronildo Moreira de Araujo (whose voice you hear in the video), were both arrested on suspicion of torture on Saturday.

Credit: LiveLeak

The boy’s family saw the video on Friday and contacted police as he had not returned home. Luckily, he was found on Sunday.

A crowdfunding effort has been set up for him to be able to afford laser tattoo removal. This has since attracted some criticism.

Featured Image Credit: LiveLeak

A Transgender Man Gave Birth To A Healthy Baby Boy

A transgender Oregon man is overjoyed after giving birth to his first biological child this month.

Trystan Reese, 34, was born a girl — but despite beginning hormone therapy a decade ago, he has kept his ‘original parts’, enabling him to get pregnant.

Now, after experiencing the heartbreak of a miscarriage last year, he and his husband Biff Chaplow have finally welcomed their first biological child into the world, a baby boy named Leo.

The Portland couple shared their elation over the news with several news outlets, with Trystan telling WGN9 he was ‘overjoyed’ and ‘elated’.

‘The moment he was born was just like a pure moment of bliss, like the happiest moment of my life,’ his husband Biff added in an interview with Fox19. ‘Just to see the very beginning of Leo, of his life, was just amazing.’

Leo already has two older siblings, a brother and sister, whom Trystan and Reese adopted after Biff’s sister was found unfit to be their guardian — but when they first got together, it didn’t occur to them they’d have biological children.

‘I thought I was giving up having a family — I didn’t even think of it as an option,’ Trystan told Buzzfeed. ‘I didn’t ever dream of having, or wanting to have, a biological child. One, I didn’t think it would be possible, and two, it took a long time for me to be strong enough in my identity as a man to be able to do that.’

In fact, when Trystan first brought it up with his husband, Biff said no — and took some time to come around to the idea. Now, though, they are thrilled with the

The news of a healthy baby boy was especially joyous considering Trystan has suffered a miscarriage at six weeks last year.

Shortly after, they began trying again under the supervision of doctors, with Trystan stopping giving up his testosterone treatment in order to conceive healthily.

Trystan initially wanted to wait for a year before he and Biff had another go at conceiving, but given the complications of restarting and then stopping the testosterone again led the dads to speed up their plans.

‘I think my body is awesome. I feel like it’s a gift to have been born with the body that I did, and I made the necessary changes so that I could keep living in it, both through hormones and through other body modifications,’ Trystan wrote on Facebook.

It took longer the second time for the couple to conceive, and they even became worried that they had missed their ‘only chance.’

But then, six months into trying, Trystan woke up feeling sick. After Biff took the kids to school, Trystan took a pregnancy test and discovered the good news.

Luckily, this time things were different, though they felt spooked enough by the miscarriage to become obsessed with every little detail in the early days. Trystan began ‘obsessively’ weighing himself and took multiple pregnancy tests in the weeks to come.

When it came time for the six-week ultrasound appointment, the couple called ahead to the OB-GYN’s office to let them know the patient was trans.

‘I would say it’s unique,’ Reese admitted after giving birth. ‘I understand that people are not used to two men having a biological child.’

Trystan felt the advanced warning was a necessary precaution, based on his experience as a transgender individual.
‘I can feel someone looking at my face and searching for the remnants of womanhood, he said on the WNYC podcast the Longest Shortest Time. ‘They kind of squint their eyes a little bit and I can tell they’re trying to take away my beard, they’re trying to de-transition me in their heads.’

However, his fears were happily unfounded, and he says he hasn’t face ‘an ounce of transphobia’ from anyone he’s met.

‘Every person wouldn’t even bat an eye that there was a dude with a beard claiming to be pregnant who is here to get bloodwork done — and I have been trans long enough to know that doesn’t come magically,’ he said.

Though stories like these are incredibly high-profile, Trystan thinks trans men having babies will remain unique.

‘I think trans men having babies will continue to be rare — though it certainly happens and we are nowhere near the first,’ he said. ‘Most trans men don’t have the relationships with their body that

would allow them to engage in something that still feels so rooted in femininity. It’s something that their mothers did, their sisters did.

‘I hope that some of that is social, that it isn’t an inherent part of being transgender. I hope more people will get to the place that I’ve gotten to from the support of the people around me. I hope the negative stigma around it lessens. People won’t say, “Well, you’re not really a man then.”‘

Disturbing Video Shows US Border Agents Make 16-year-old Boy Drink Liquid Meth Until He Dies

Disturbing government surveillance video, released this week, has sparked outrage from Congress and the public alike. The video shows two U.S. Border Patrol agents encourage a 16-year-old boy to drink liquid meth — until he died.

The video was obtained this week by ABC and it entirely contradicts the agents’ statements claiming the boy drank the meth on his own.

The boy, 16-year-old Cruz Velazquez, died within two hours of drinking the concentrated liquid meth. However, the two officers, Valerie Baird and Adrian Perallon, who enticed him to drink it remain on the job today and never faced disciplinary action.

According to ABC, a former head of internal affairs at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, James Tomsheck, told ABC News the two officers violated agency protocols by allowing the young man to drink from the bottle, and that he was told at the time they would be punished.

“If they truly suspected there was a controlled substance in the bottle,” Tomsheck said, “they should’ve conducted a field test.”

However, there was no field test. Instead, the officers used a human teenager as their lab rat and it cost him his life.

“Drug smuggling is wrong and is a crime, but this teenage boy did not deserve a death sentence,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren, the ranking member on the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security told ABC News. “For CBP officers to inflict a summary death sentence is not only immoral but also illegal.”

Rep. Bennie Thompson, the ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee agreed with Lofgren.

“In order for CBP officers to prevent smuggling, ensure public safety, and do their difficult job at the border properly, CBP must have the appropriate protocols in place and officers must follow them,” Thompson told ABC News. “While there is no excuse for attempting to bring illicit substances into the country, it is absolutely clear from the video that there were numerous failures in judgement and procedure that led to the senseless death of a 16-year-old boy. CBP must ensure that such a tragedy never occurs again.”

After the teen’s death, an ‘investigation’ was conducted which cleared the officers of any wrongdoing. Both officers denied telling Velasquez to drink the meth and the official report called it an ‘accident.’

“What you see, I think, is a basic lack of compassion and decency toward a 16-year-old boy,” said Gene Iredale, the San Diego-based attorney who represented the Velazquez family. “Almost a delight that you would see in children who just pull the wings off flies slowly, a smile when he’s being asked to drink something and being put in this position.”

“They know what’s going on. This is a game in which he is being played with,” Iredale told ABC.

In the still image from the video below, we can see the officers encourage the teen to drink the meth.

Once he drinks it, the officers laugh and encourage him to drink more.

In total, the teen swallowed four sips from the bottle of meth — enough to send him into cardiac arrest and stop his heart. Minutes later, he began sweating and screaming in Spanish about “the chemicals” in the solution. “My heart! My heart!” he yelled, records showed. Officers waited more than thirty minutes before contacting EMTs. Two hours later, he would be pronounced dead.

Sadly, no one will be held responsible for his death — except for the U.S. taxpayer that is.

In March, taxpayers paid for the criminal negligence of the officers and the Velazquez family received $1 million to settle a lawsuit. The border patrol issued no apology, no admission of wrongdoing, and both officers testified that they never received so much as a slap on the wrist for their conduct.

“How can the government allow that? It’s like, ‘OK you can kill someone,’” Reyna Velazquez, Cruz’s sister, told ABC News. “They took him as a fool, as who cares. Well, that fool, he was the greatest person I ever knew.”