It may have been ‘throwback Thursday’ yesterday, but we’ve been taking it back with some classic soul in the office today with some Otis Redding (if you don’t know, do your research). And this week on the meme front we have a few classics gathered from around the Internet. As ever, hit the flip to get started, and let us know if you have any memes that we should be sharing next week – you might even get a little shout-out…
Fashionistas pay attention – apparently the ‘underboob’ is the fashion trend of 2017 – at least according to Vogue magazine. With plenty of celebs, including Kylie Jenner and Bella Hadid, exposing a little extra it seems that the fashion for extreme crop tops is going to be popular with ladies (and gentlemen) this summer.
Of course, this is just the latest in this year’s boob-related trends, as the sweat-soaking ‘ta ta towel’ has also been causing a ripple in 2017…
What do you think, hot or not?
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Two pictures of a father walking his son to the first day of kindergarten and then to his dorm room on the first day of college have gone viral. The heart-warming shots were posted to social media by 17-year-old Charles Brockman III in tribute to his dad, who has walked or driven him to school for years.
Brockman, who is from Plano, Texas, explained:“I just wanted to post that picture to thank my dad for always being there during everything we went through. He and my mom are really special to me.”
With over 63,000 retweets and 260,000 likes it is clear that many people have been touched by the images. While the pictures were great in themselves, plenty of people commented on the fact that Brockman’s dad is still rocking his dreads, to which Brockman said:“He started growing dreads when I was born, and maybe a few years ago he was talking about cutting them. Then he said he would wait until I graduated high school, but I’m sure he’s going to keep him as long as he can—at least I hope he does, they’re pretty cool!”
From the first day of kindergarten to college move in. Thank you dad. pic.twitter.com/IpbudBIgdp
— Charles Brockman III (@TheOnlyCharlesB) August 13, 2017
When it comes to achieving a healthy and fit body, there are plenty of different diet plans that you could follow. However, it is important to pick the one that best suits you and your lifestyle, so here we present three different plans for you to check out – which one do you think would be best for you?
The Exchange Diet Plan
The exchange diet plan may appeal to you as it is natural and not too difficult to follow. The foods involved are not restricted, thus you can still enjoy eating as usual. With this diet, all you have to do is to exchange undesirable food selections for good ones. You can always find a healthy alternative for every food. For example, white pasta and white rice are not that good for the body since they are included in the high glycemic index as well as increasing the longing for sugar. Instead of these products, you can exchange them with either red or brown rice or even whole wheat pasta. Just take note that it might take some time to get used to them, but they taste good and are not difficult to include in your diet. Switching out some of the unhealthier foods in your diet for healthier alternatives means that you can still eat the same sort of meals as you do now.
The Pre-Packed Diet Plan
The pre-packed diet requires more work since it requires you to pack your meals in advance. However, the best part about this diet is that you can control the size of your meals, while pre-packing your food ahead of time will take away the hassle of having to prepare your meals all the time. You can set aside your weekends for cooking and packing your meals. Simply label them with breakfast, lunch and dinner and make sure you are eating the proper portions every time. While the preparation is quite work-intensive, using a pre-packed plan can save you time in the week. But, on the downside, it doesn’t allow you much room to decide that you fancy something different to eat on a whim (which may be a bad or a good thing, depending on what you fancy that day!). However, on the other hand this diet is good for those who find themselves falling for the temptation to eat unhealthily.
The Planned Menu
The planned menu sits somewhere between the other two diets ideas. It requires that you plan out meal plans using a number of food choices. Choosing healthy meal options for the week ahead allows you some leeway to change your mind during the week ahead. You can put down a few alternatives using the same foods, so for example, a chicken breast could be used as part of a salad, with some healthy roast vegetables, or in a curry. You can incorporate different styles of cooking in your plan, for example, opting to use the Mediterranean diet on some days (plenty of fresh, healthy foods with limited meats), and then change to a different healthy style on other days. This diet can also be easily adapted for the changing seasons.
With the different diet plans described, all you have to do is to choose one that best suits your needs and preferences. In no time, you will achieve a healthy and fit body.
While a lot of guys may not be so quick to admit it, I have been dumped by a lot of women over the years. Perhaps you have, too; maybe not. Either way, I’m a firm believer in learning from the mistakes of other people. With that in mind, I’d like to share some things that I have learned from the women who have dumped me, in the hope that it will help your relationship go more smoothly.
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Have you been experiencing tooth pain? Has it been a while since you have seen a dentist? Well, these are signs that you should probably be taking better care of your dental health. Continue reading to find out ways to take care of your teeth and get back on the track to good dental health.
Plan on going to the dentist regularly. You should go get your teeth inspected and cleaned at least twice a year. If your teeth hurt, or if you notice anything unusual, go to your dentist as soon as possible. Find a good health insurance to cover your visits to the dentist.
If you start to feel anxious while at the dentist, try some relaxation techniques. You might want to try some breathing techniques or trying to focus on a different part of your body. When you find one that helps you out, do it before, during and after your visit. This will help you sail through the procedure a lot better.
Consider trying inter-dental cleaners on your teeth in order to boost your dental health. Inter-dental cleaners are usually disposable small brushes that are used to clean teeth in between brushings, and they can also be used to clean in between brace wires and teeth. There are many different brands available, so check each one carefully to make sure you get the one that is the right fit for you and your needs.
Brush your teeth twice a week with baking soda. Use it just like you would toothpaste normally. Baking soda will help whiten your teeth over time. You can also use regular salt as a replacement. Just remember never to swallow either, otherwise your sodium levels might get higher than they should.
Each brushing session should last 120 seconds or more. Take your time with each tooth. Start brushing at the gum line then move up to the tooth’s top. Brushing too hard can actually cause damage to your gums and your teeth. If you have sensitive gums, use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
Make sure to regularly replace your toothbrush. Your toothbrush needs to be replaced once every few months. Even if your toothbrush still looks new, the bristles could have already become frayed. A new brush cleans much more effectively. Make sure to replace your toothbrushes on a regular schedule for the sake of your teeth.
To ensure optimal oral health, floss and brush your teeth frequently. You have a slim to none chance of killing all bacteria with just brushing and flossing. You have to also use a rinse that is anti-bacterial. Use it every time you brush so that your mouth is truly as clean as it could be.
Finally, it is important to make things fun when teaching young children how to care for their teeth. Let them pick out their own kid-friendly tooth paste and tooth brush so that they will be excited about using it. Children tend to respond better when you actually offer them choices and allow them to make their own dental care decisions, within reason.
As you can see, it is important to heed the warnings your body is sending you through your dental pain. It may be time for you to make another trip to visit your dentist. Also use the tips and tricks you’ve learned here to get back on the road to great oral health.
When you start to think about nutrition, you typically think about making changes on what you are going to eat and drink. This is essential, but you shouldn’t ignore your mindset in your focus on the physical. Always remember that change can only happen once your thoughts, emotions and actions are united. Without the right mind set your efforts to maintain a healthy diet will probably start slipping as you feel the urge to fall back into old habits. In order to prevent that from happening, as well as making a healthy change easier, you have to work uniformly as hard on your mind set as you do with your physical.
Some of this will involve how you view food…
The first mind set is eating for pleasure. With this mind set, you judge the food based exclusively on how much pleasure it provides you at the moment. Unfortunately, the majority of the best tasting foods contains refined sugar that has been manufactured to taste agreeable even though these foods may lack the nutrients you need.
Remember that there is nothing wrong with eating food that tastes good. In reality, you will likely stick to your diet if you love how the food tastes. However, prioritizing taste over everything else may lead you to find it difficult to avoid those foods that are bad for you.
The second diet mind set is to eat for fuel. With this mind set, you judge the food that you will eat on how good you feel hours after eating it. Food that provides your body with energy and a lucid mind is healthier than food that makes you feel weary. One good example is to eat an orange, where you will not get instant results, but you will feel happy and energized for the following hours.
The third diet mind set is eating for health. You have to bear in mind that you are what you eat. On a yearly basis, your cells replace themselves. It is best to eat healthy foods so that you will gain a healthier and fit body.
All the diet mind sets have their own benefits and you should take them all into consideration. But, if you can combine them so you are eating tasty, healthy food to provide you the energy you need each day, then you will find your diet is more likely to succeed.
A new report has said that people are having less sex as they opt to enjoy some media entertainment such as Netflix instead. Could it really be that we are all watching box sets rather than getting busy in the bedroom?
While the figures show a decline from 60-62 times a year to somewhere in the low 50s, it seems that some people are choosing to Netflix and chill rather than have sex a few more times a year.
Just one question though, can’t you enjoy both?
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A pastor has denied that he sent a social media post saying he would ‘eat’ Nicki Minaj’s booty if given the chance. Pastor William Henry Dewberry’s post did the rounds on social media as he appeared to thirst after the New York rapper.
However, Pastor Dewberry of the Church of God in Christ has denied that he sent the post, claiming that the account was a fake. He took to Facebook to say:“Saints, I need your help. Somebody created a fake Instagram page under my name. I don’t know who did this. But, this needs to come down ASAP! May somebody report this IMMEDIATELY! I did not create this. I already have an Instagram page, and this one ain’t me!!!!”
What do you think?
Is it a fake account, or has the thirsty pastor just been caught out?
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Usher has no intention of settling out of court as he faces four allegations that he exposed women to the herpes virus. Of course, court cases can be exp[ensive, but Usher looks set to put his money where his mouth is – for now, at least.
The R&B singer is facing allegations including one from Quantasia Sharpton, who claims she had sex with him at a New Jersey hotel in 2014. Usher has reportedly denied that he slept with Quantasia because she is “not his type.”
Among the lawsuits is one from a woman known just as ‘Jane Doe’ who filed a $10 million lawsuit which she has since increased to $20 million.
While Usher has vowed to stand his ground, legal papers have shown that he has settled in the past, having paid $1.1 million to a woman who claims she contracted a sexually transmitted disease from him.
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Taylor Swift won her court case against disgraced radio DJ David Mueller, who she accused of grabbing her behind during a meet-and-greet in 2013. The singer wasn’t ready back down when Mueller sued her for his lost job and has ended up winning her case, which was settled with a symbolic settlement for $1.
While Taylor decided not to punish Mueller financially (he had sued her for $3 million!), she has vowed to make donations to help others who don’t have her wealth fight back against sexual assault.
Taylor released a statement:
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When it comes to looking and feeling amazing, everyone has their own ideas on just what constitutes ideal beauty. Fortunately, this selection of handpicked beauty tips and tricks is sure to help you bring out the best in yourself and others. With these helpful hints, you are only moments away from looking and feeling your personal best.
If you want to have good skin, naturally, drink a lot of water. Water naturally cleans contaminants from your body, and drinking ample amounts of it can help you gain clearer, acne-free skin.
There are two ways to disguise blemishes and flaws on your face. First, gently apply concealer to the problem areas with a small cosmetics brush. The second method of disguising imperfections is distraction. Try wearing a warm, pink lipstick. This will draw peoples’ eyes away from any flaws you wish to conceal.
Use eye drops to liven up your face. Tired eyes can bring down your whole look. Keep a small bottle of eye drops in your bag and use them periodically, especially when sitting in front of your computer. They will not only freshen up your eyes, but make them sparkle too.
Keep going for more quick and easy tips…