Foods to Boost Male Health

 

Lean Red Meat

If you’re a steak-and-potatoes guy, you’re in luck. Red meat can be good for you, says Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, a dietitian for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lean cuts of beef and pork are packed with protein and have only a little more fat Continue reading “Foods to Boost Male Health”

Ten of the Best High Protein Foods

Protein is the macronutrient needed for building muscle mass as well as facilitating many chemical reactions in the body. The three macronutrients essential for life are protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Proteins are composed of amino acids. While the human body can produce some amino acids, others Continue reading “Ten of the Best High Protein Foods”

Left-Handed People Less Likely To Believe In God And More Likely To Believe In Ghosts

People who are left-handed have to deal with a world that’s set up against them.
Most utensils, seating arrangements, and tools are created with right-handed folks in mind. Relatives of mine who went through Catholic school back in the day got rapped on their knuckles any time they tried to write with their left hands. Since being right-handed was considered “normal” and “correct,” we’ve evolutionarily and socially encouraged right-handedness in potential partners.

The implications of this aren’t just about access to left-handed scissors, though. Strangely enough, our dominant hand may even indicate what kind of beliefs we hold dear.

A new study published in a journal on evolutionary psychology suggests a “weak but significant” connection between traits like left-handedness, schizophrenia, and autism to atheism. People who identify as religious tend to have a lower “mutational load” than those who don’t. But there’s a reason that’s the case.

Throughout history, Western people looking for suitable mates would consider believing in a single moral god to be a sign of mental health and social acceptability. People who believed in a god were more likely to reproduce and thus the result is they have fewer mutations in their genetic code.

While the study’s findings are interesting, it’s important to note that atheism is increasing in Western societies across the board. Non-religious people make up almost 50 percent of Britain and 22 percent of the United States.

The study also found that though it may seem counterintuitive, people with higher mutational loads, like left-handed people, are more likely to believe in ghosts and paranormal activity. This was also true for the other types of mutational loads, including schizophrenia and autism.

There are exceptions to every rule, but it’s interesting to know that left-handedness was so undesirable in the recent past that it became an important factor in determining who was acceptable to marry and what mutations were allowed to carry on.

(via IFLScience)

Next time you’re at a party and don’t have anything to talk about, this is the perfect weird fact to bring up with your friends. Do you think there’s any truth to this? What does your dominant hand say about you? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Woman in Brazil rubs breasts on ‘sex pest’s’ face in a shocking anti-sexual harassment stunt

‘Is it boobs you want?’ Woman pins down a ‘sex pest’ in the street, strips off and rubs her breasts on his face in shocking anti-sexual harassment stunt

This is the bizarre moment a woman pinned down a ‘sex pest’ in the street, stripped off and rubbed her breasts on his face as he squirmed on the ground in a shocking anti-sexual harassment stunt.

The footage shot in Ribeirao Preto city centre, south east Brazil, shows a young saleswoman, who had been handing out flyers, pinning a man to the ground with her foot as she accuses him of pestering her in public.

A crowd of bemused onlookers watches as the t-shirt-clad woman berates the unidentified man on the pavement, telling him she is fed up of being ‘touched and sexually harassed while just doing her job.’

The alleged assailant pleads for her to stop, claiming he ‘was out shopping with his wife and has done nothing wrong.’

But as the man protests his innocence the irate female, who is not named, shouts: ‘I’m fed up being treated like a sex object. Is it boobs you want?’

Then in a shocking scene the seller strips off her top, exposing her breasts and seconds later straddles the supposed offender.

Bending over her alleged attacker, she slaps him around the face then proceeds to pummel his face with her bare chest.

But the outrageous display is not all that it seems. The incident was staged by a theatre crew at the end of last year.

At the time of its posting, the video gained over a million views but was withdrawn after it was heavily criticised. It has since re-emerged amid the escalating Hollywood sex abuse scandal.

BUSTED! CHEATERS CAUGHT RED HANDED FREAKING OUT COMPILATION

When busted red-handed cheating, most men and women engage in crazy antics that can make for great entertainment.

For most weak-willed men and women, the urge to cheat is normally very strong and alluring to resist. Some literally scale walls, plead on their knees, cry and spend a lot of money just to have a taste of the forbidden fruit. However, when caught red-handed in the act, some of the antics cheaters engage in are so hilarious. If an ingenious Kenyan was to compile them into a TV series, they can make for great drama and comedy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_GHAWcqNtA

Refer/via/credit – Asher Dominik

Xi Jinping becomes most powerful leader since Mao after change to China’s constitution

 in Beijing

Xi Jinping has been consecrated as China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong after a new body of political thought carrying his name was added to the Communist party’s constitution.

The symbolic move came on the final day of a week-long political summit in Beijing – the 19th party congress – at which Xi has pledged to lead the world’s second largest economy into a “new era” of international power and influence.

At a closing ceremony in the Mao-era Great Hall of the People on Tuesday it was announced that Xi’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era had been written into the party charter.

“The congress unanimously agrees that Xi Jinping Thought … shall constitute [one of] the guides to action of the party in the party constitution,” a party resolution stated.

In a brief address to more than 2,200 delegates, Xi said: “Today we, more than 1.3bn Chinese people, live in jubilation and dignity. Our land … radiates with enormous dynamism. Our Chinese civilisation shines with lasting splendour and glamour.”

“Our party shows strong, firm and vibrant leadership. Our socialist system demonstrates great strength and vitality. The Chinese people and the Chinese nation embrace brilliant prospects,” Xi added.

Since the Communist party of China was founded in 1921, only one leader, Mao himself, has been honoured in such a way while still alive, in his case with a political philosophy called Mao Zedong Thought.

Deng Xiaoping, the architect of China’s economic opening, also boasts a school of eponymous ideology in the party charter, Deng Xiaoping Theory, but that was included only after his death in 1997.

Bill Bishop, the publisher of the Sinocism newsletter on Chinese politics, said the birth of Xi Jinping Thought confirmed the rare levels of power and prestige enjoyed by its creator. “It means Xi is effectively unassailable … If you challenge Xi, you are challenging the party – and you never want to be against the party.”

Jude Blanchette, an expert in Chinese politics from New York’s Conference Board research group, said: “This is about amassing power and credibility and legitimacy and authority within the system to drive through more effectively what he sees as the right path for China.

“If you tower above the party, then it is very difficult for anyone below you to decide they don’t want to implement your commands.”

Writing in the Financial Times, Australia’s former prime minister Kevin Rudd said the fanfare around China’s leader suggested Xi, who took power in 2012 and had been expected to step down in 2022, would in fact rule well into the next decade. “Five years ago I said he would be China’s most powerful leader since Deng Xiaoping. I was wrong. He is now China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong,” Rudd wrote.

However, Susan Shirk, the head of the 21st Century China Centre at the University of California, San Diego, disputed the portrayal of Xi as an almighty Mao-like figure.

“He’s ruling differently, for sure, and people are intimidated by him because of the anti-corruption campaign.” But Shirk said she was reserving judgment on whether Xi was attempting “a real dictatorial play” until the new line-up of China’s top ruling council, the politburo standing committee, was announced on Wednesday.

If that committee included at least one of three possible successors – Hu Chunhua, Chen Min’er or Zhang Qingwei – that would signal Xi’s intention to step down in 2022, she said. If no clear successor emerged, however, it would fuel fears that Xi was “going for broke, all-out to be a dictator” and planned to remain in power indefinitely.

“I’m prepared to call him a dictator after that. But I am waiting to see,” said Shirk, US deputy assistant secretary of state under Bill Clinton.

Xi has been the focus of a chorus of songs of praise since the congress began last week.

Chen Quanguo, the party chief of Xinjiang, hailed his leader’s teachings as “intellectually incisive, visionary and magnificent”. Jilin province’s party boss, Bayanqolu, went even further. “General Secretary Xi Jinping is … the party’s helmsman,” he gushed, deploying a term famously used to hail Mao.

Blanchette said such displays of loyalty were “a striking indication of just how singular the party is under Xi”.

He added: “We are not at the point, like in the Cultural Revolution, where mangoes that Mao Zedong touched are worshipped. But we are certainly seeing a movement towards a new type of politics … one that is borrowing heavily from [the Mao era].”

Bishop said two factors explained Xi’s emergence as one of the most dominant figures in modern Chinese history. One was the 64-year-old’s own ambition. “Xi is sort of a Chinese Machiavelli”, who grew up in a revolutionary family hearing tales of Mao’s legendary political manoeuvrings. “A lot of that stuff must have sunk in,” Bishop said.

But Xi’s rise also reflected a broader consensus within the party that a strongman was needed to help China avoid a Soviet-style collapse. In 2012, on the eve of Xi taking power, Bishop said there had been a sense among China’s political elites that “if Xi didn’t clear things up, then the place was going to implode and the Communist party was done”.

Back then, a common refrain was: “Xi is our last hope.”

On Tuesday, Xi pitched himself as the leader of a “sacred” mission to restore China to its rightful place in the world.

“Living in such a great era, we are all the more confident and proud, and also feel the heavy weight of responsibility upon us,” he said. “We must have the courage and resolve to build on the historic achievements made by the Chinese people under the leadership of the Chinese Communists generation after generation, create new accomplishments befitting this great epoch and stride forward to an ever promising future.”

In a triumphalist editorial published shortly after Xi’s closing address, the party’s official news agency, Xinhua, said the advent of Xi Thought underlined how China was now rising “like never before”.

“China is set to regain its might and re-ascend to the top of the world,” it boasted. “Those expecting China to fall will be disappointed. Finger pointing and questioning the legitimacy of the Chinese way are of no avail. It is time to understand China’s path, because it appears it will continue to triumph.”

Outside the Great Hall of the People, delegates and members of the public gave Xi’s elevation the thumbs up.

“It’s very exciting. We really need a new guide for a new era,” said Li Wanjun, a delegate from the north-eastern province of Jilin.

Lin Xingyuan, a 35-year-old IT worker who was queuing to enter Tiananmen Square, agreed.

“It’s very inspiring,” he said, before being cut off by a green-clad member of the Communist party’s People’s Armed Police force who said interviews were forbidden in the area.

Donald Trump bickers with soldier’s widow over condolence call

The widow of Sgt La David Johnson, speaking publicly for the first time on Monday about a condolence call from Donald Trump that became a national controversy, said the conversation “made me cry even worse”.

She also said Trump forgot the name of her husband, one of four US soldiers killed in Niger this month. Trump countered that claim with a tweet, saying he “spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!”

Trump was also the target of criticism this weekend from one of the country’s best-known military veterans, the Republican senator and Vietnam war hero John McCain.

Nineteen days after her husband was killed in action in west Africa, Myeshia Johnson told Good Morning America about the call she received from Trump.

“Very upset and hurt; it made me cry even worse,” she said.

The president told her in the call last week her husband “‘knew what he signed up for’”, she said, “but it hurts anyways. And it made me cry ’cause I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said he couldn’t remember my husband’s name.

“If my husband is out here fighting for our country and he risked his life for our country, why can’t you remember his name?

“I didn’t say anything. I just listened.”

After the interview aired, Trump tweeted: “I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!”

A Democratic representative, Frederica Wilson of Florida, said last week Trump told Johnson her husband “knew what he signed up for”. The president said that account of the call was “totally fabricated” but Wilson’s account was confirmed by Cowanda Jones-Johnson, who raised the soldier from the age of five after his mother died.

The White House chief of staff, John Kelly, in effect corroborated Wilson’s account at a press conference, sayinghe had advised Trump on how to make the call from his own experience, of being told his son Robert was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. Kelly said his friend, Gen Joseph Dunford, told him his son “was doing exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed”.

“He knew what the possibilities were, because we’re at war,” Kelly said. “That’s what the president tried to say to the four families the other day.”

Kelly also harshly criticized Wilson and misrepresented remarks she had made at a past speech on funding for a new government building in Florida. He did not acknowledge that the controversy erupted after Trump launched an unprompted attack on his predecessors Barack Obama and George W Bush, regarding their outreach to bereaved military families.

Trump was responding to a question about why he had not commented publicly about the Niger ambush when he made the unexpected swipe at the former presidents.

“If you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls – a lot of them didn’t make calls,” he said.

The next day, Wilson spoke about the call with Johnson’s widow. On Monday, she confirmed the congresswoman’s account. “What she said was 100% correct,” Myeshia Johnson said.

Sgt Johnson was buried in Florida on Saturday, at a service attended by an estimated 1,000 people. Trump’s phone call dispute has revived concerns about the incident in which Johnson and three other Americans died, and five Nigerien soldiers were also killed, and about the presence of US troops in Niger.

Myeshia Johnson, who had known her husband since she was six, has two children and is expecting a third. She told ABC she was desperate to know more about her husband’s death. She said she was first told her husband had gone missing after a shooting incident. Two days later, she said, the military told her Sgt Johnson had died.

“I don’t know how he got killed, where he got killed or anything,” Johnson said. “I don’t know that part, they never told me and that’s what I’ve been trying to find out since day one.”

On Sunday, Wilson said the ambush was the equivalent of the deadly 2011 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, over which Republicans in Congress pursued Hillary Clinton, who was secretary of state when the attack happened.

Trump has not offered any details about US policy in Niger or the fatal attack, ignoring questions shouted by reporters after a Rose Garden appearance with the prime minister of Singapore on Monday. Senators from both parties, McCain among them, have urged the White House to provide more information.

In an interview broadcast on Sunday night, McCain made a thinly veiled criticism of Trump on a military subject.

McCain spoke to C-Span 3’s American History TV, about Americans who avoided the draft for the Vietnam war. He did not mention Trump by name but he said: “One aspect of the conflict, by the way, that I will never, ever countenance is that we drafted the lowest income level of America and the highest income level found a doctor that would say they had a bone spur.

“That is wrong. That is wrong. If we are going to ask every American to serve, every American should serve.”

Trump received five deferments from service in Vietnam: four for academic reasons and one for bone spurs – buildups of calcium – in his heels.

McCain, a naval aviator, was captured by the North Vietnamese, held for five years and tortured. Perhaps the country’s best-known veteran, his political career was shaped by his military experience and he is a prominent voice on military and foreign policy issues.

McCain and Trump have sparred regularly. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump diminished McCain’s military experience.

“He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured? I like people who weren’t captured,” Trump said, at a campaign event in Iowa in July 2015.

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7 Doors Only Higher Education Can Open to You

The epoch of electronics has gradually changed the society, people’s views, priorities, and lifestyles. Today many young people find it difficult to decide whether to pursue a higher education or develop in the field they are passionate about.

Many people who choose higher education give preference to a part-time or distance learning. The technologies give modern generation a chance to study independently, but full-time learning is more effective and beneficial. Here are seven doors the higher education can open to you and realize that the game is worth the candle.

1. The ability to work under the direction


Young people want to be ambitious, self-sufficient, independent and successful, but many of them do not have the remotest idea that the path to success is challenging and thorny. Sometimes it is necessary to swallow the pride, learn new lessons and work under the direction of more professional and experienced people.

Higher education gives students an opportunity to communicate closely with professors, absorb their pieces of advice, life experiences, and wise thoughts.

2. The ability to communicate with people
The process of getting a higher education requires active communication and cooperation with other people. Full-time students have to create presentations, take an active part in discussions, and communicate with classmates and teachers on a regular basis.

Even part-time and distance-learning students have to remain in contact with faculty members. Whether they like it or not, students learn to connect with people, reach mutual understanding and make compromises if necessary.

3. Public speaking
If your mind is full of insecurities and you are afraid of speaking in front of a large audience, consider getting a higher education. Teachers will not conduct therapy sessions or provide insight into the root of your problems because they do not have time and energy to be every student’s training wheels.

During the education process, you will have many opportunities to express yourself and master the art of public speaking. The more you try, the more chances to become a confident, successful and experienced public speaker you have.

4. Teamwork
A higher education makes students cooperate and leave the comfort zone, if necessary. Good communication skills are crucially important, but if you want to become a highly successful person, you should also learn to work in a team.

As soon as you cross the threshold of a higher education institution, you automatically become a member of a big team. Teachers encourage the students to work either in a team or independently and help them realize that overall team’s success depends on the industriousness, liability and productivity of every member of the team.

5. The ability to seek and find
Although modern libraries provide students with the educational material, a student must analyze and process huge amounts of information to find what they need. Moreover, libraries are not the only source of information.

Modern students can quickly create a unique topic or do a research thanks to the Internet. These educational activities have a positive impact on human development and significantly improve analytical skills. The ability to seek and find will certainly come in handy and enhance the quality of your life.

6. Independence
Everyone wants to be financially and emotionally independent. Unfortunately, not everyone can reach these goals, especially those who do not have a diploma.

Higher education opens many doors and helps people earn good bucks by providing services and selling their knowledge. Highly educated people find it easier to achieve emotional independence because they have at least basic knowledge of psychology, know how to cope with stress, addictions, bad habits and understand how to turn issues into solutions.

7. Self-control
If you do not know how to develop your self-control and become more self-disciplined, you should enter a college. You will adhere to certain rules, standards and deadlines.

The desire to graduate with honors will help you develop better control over your fears, emotions and wave goodbye to your insecurities. When you become a student, you will understand that laziness is your first enemy to fight.

Sure, I am not telling that people who have no diploma are not intelligent or successful. They are. But higher education is a confident step to a better future.

7 Pros and Cons of Becoming a Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants have become a highly popular freelance job for many people. A virtual assistant is hired as a freelance worker who works from home and can provide a variety of services.

Most of the services that are offered are office-type jobs like checking and responding to the client’s emails, data entry, file management and more. As with any job, there are pros and cons to consider when you are looking at being a virtual assistant.

Pros and Cons of Becoming a Virtual Assistant
Pros of Becoming a Virtual Assistant
Like any other freelance job, being a virtual assistant provides you with some of the best perks any job has to offer. Some of them include:

1. Be your own boss


Who doesn’t want to become their own boss? Especially, millennials. Freedom is everything, but we have to pay the bills. One of the biggest attractions to working as a virtual assistant is that you can be your own boss. You can set your own hours, your own pay, and the services you provide without being told otherwise.

2. Work from home
Another attraction to this job is being able to work from home. Many people are enjoying raising a family and working from home at the same time. Becoming a virtual assistant is one job that allows you that opportunity. If you live alone or if you are an introvert, this is a huge perk for you.

3. Do life the way you want
As the boss, you can live your life the way you want without worrying about taking time off or taking sick days and upsetting co-workers or employers. You can choose to take a client or not. You can choose how your job intertwines with your family life and make it work best for you.

4. You can choose the benefits you want
You do not have to sign up for health insurance that costs an arm and a leg for your portion or for your co-pays. You can take leave whenever you want. You can take leave for however long you want to take it. You do not have to wait for a year or more to receive vacation time.

Cons of Becoming a Virtual Assistant
Working from home as a virtual assistant has its downsides as well. Although the pros outweigh, these three cons are definitely worth considering:

5. Be my own boss
Being your own boss can be great, but it can also be a burden since you have full responsibility for the entire business. You have to take care of all the little details that a business requires as well as perform the tasks you have been hired for. It can be a little daunting.

6. Chores
Sometimes working from home can be a huge distraction. Life happens, and it happens a lot at home. Children get sick or do not take their naps. Appliances break or pipes leak, and you still have household chores to do on top of the work you are doing for your business.

7. No company paid benefits
The company paid benefits are a nice thing to have, but when you work from home as a virtual assistant, you do not have those luxuries like 401k plans, paid leave, paid insurance, retirement and more. You are responsible for all those benefits rather than a company paying for them.

When you consider becoming a virtual assistant, be sure to really take the time to think about this freelance job and weigh the pros and the cons as you make a decision. Make your own list of pros and cons too and see how it would work for you and your family.

10 Must-Have Beauty Products

If you browse your local drugstore or department store, you will see hundreds of beauty products to choose from. You could never use them all, but it’s hard to decide which ones are worth spending your money on. Here are 10 must-have beauty products that should be part of your regular routine.

1. Concealer
Unless your skin is perfect, concealer should be your best friend. Pat it onto dark circles around your eyes, acne, scars, dark spots, and inflamed red skin. Use it sparingly and make sure it is blended into the rest of your makeup. Experiment with the right shade of concealer. Use one that matches your skin tone or that is one shade lighter. Try one that is more pink or yellow than your foundation. Experiment with different colors to find the right shade.

2. Foundation
Foundation is the backbone to a beautiful complexion, but it’s easy to go overboard. Use a sponge or your finger to apply foundation to uneven skin. Use only enough to cover up imperfections that your concealer missed. Make sure the edges of your foundation are well-blended into your skin. You don’t want people to see where the foundation ends.

3. Red Lipstick
Every woman should have at least one tube of red lipstick. Have a tube in your purse wherever you go. It works equally well at work or out for an evening with friends, and it looks great with any outfit. Take your time testing lipstick before you buy to find the perfect shade. Bring a friend along for a second opinion while you shop.

4. Eyeliner
Eyeliner isn’t always necessary every day if you have a dark complexion, but if you have light hair and light eye lashes, eye liner can go a long way paired with a good mascara. Don’t draw the eyeliner from corner to corner. Keep it natural and start 2 or 3 millimeters from the tear duct on the top lid and about halfway on the bottom lid.

5. Blush
Blush is a great way to brighten up your face. It gives you a healthy glow with a pop of color. Apply blush lightly across the top of your cheekbones. A little goes a long way. Choose a color that goes well with your eye shadow if you are wearing it.

6. Moisturizer
Moisturizer is important for the whole body. Always apply a night cream before bed. Use a lighter cream if you are prone to oily skin. Shea butter or jojoba oil is great natural alternatives. Moisturize your skin after you take a shower because the hot water that’s often filled with chlorine will dry out your skin. It is also the perfect time because your pores are open and ready to absorb moisture. Keep a hand moisturizer in your purse to keep your hands and cuticles soft and to prevent flaky, cracked skin, especially in the winter.

7. Eye Cream
The skin around your eyes is very thin and delicate. Don’t use the same cream or moisturizer that you would use on your face or body. A lightweight eye cream will moisturize your skin and help prevent wrinkles. Pat it on gently with the tip of your pinky finger instead of pulling on the skin. The less you touch your eyes the better.

8. Clay
No amount of makeup can completely cover up bad skin. Use a clay mask once a week to tighten pores, dry out acne, draw out toxins, and relieve inflammation. Rinse off the mask before it dries completely, and use a light moisturizer afterward. Do not apply clay too close to your eyes on the delicate skin.

9. Clarifying Shampoo
Shampoo commercials are always claiming their product won’t leave your hair ‘dull and lifeless’. The problem is that just about any hair product can build up on your hair and cause it to look a little less beautiful. Replacing your regular shampoo with a clarifying one at least once a month can help clear away the gunk and buildup that shampoos, conditioners, and styling products leave behind. You can use a clarifying shampoo up to once a week if you have oily hair, but don’t use it more than that. Clarifying shampoos are drying and can be damaging if used in excess.

10. Deep Conditioner
Soft, silky hair is achieved with conditioner. If you have dry hair, a deep conditioner used 1 to 4 times a month can help keep away frizz. If you are prone to breakage, look for a deep conditioner with protein to replenish the hair and make it stronger. If you have thin, oily hair, a deep conditioner might not be necessary. Try adding it only to the last 3 to 4 inches of your hair once a month. This is the oldest hair that may need the most help.

If you can only afford a limited amount of beauty products, make sure these 10 products are on your shopping list. Most of them will last for several months. Test out products until you find the best one.