Shockingly, This Is The Reason Most Men Fear Women Who Are Labeled As ‘Iron Ladies’

Situations, relationships and the current times have apparently created a ‘monster’ known as the ‘iron lady.’ This ambitious, hardworking, sexually liberated, allergic to lazy men and no-nonsense woman has left Kenyan men shaking in their boots.

With these qualities, these women have few suitors, mainly because no man wants a vocal, independent woman who will hold him accountable for his actions. Many men want a submissive, silent partner who says ‘yes’ to his every demand. They are required to settle for what the man is earning and surrender an opportunity to grow in the corporate world so as to feed her husband’s ego. Sorry to burst your bubble guys, but those days are long gone.

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Women have become key components for the growth of any business. They have even gone as far as making it in male-dominated positions and careers. This unique species is feared by men so much so that other women believe that if they get a Masters degree or buy a swanky house or car, they are bound to remain single for the rest of their life.

READ; Living With An Infidel, Physically And Emotionally Battered – Do Women Have 9 Lives?

We have all heard of women who are single simply because their success scares men. Some, who are invested in a relationship prefer hiding their success in order to keep a man which brings me to ask; must women dull their shine so that men can be comfortable?

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Well, ladies, men believe these so-called “iron ladies” make terrible wives. They apparently don’t take the time to nurture the family. This essentially means they do not attend to his every need. These women cannot be ‘tamed’ and that is the main reason men fear these women.

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These women have no time to feed a man’s ego and this irritates men to the core. They will never need a guy to fix the bulb, pay debts, change a tyre or buy gifts for them mainly because they’ve got it covered. Money can buy almost anything these days right…

So take heart iron ladies, at least you now know why these men will disappear once they learn your power.

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The Bright Side Of Growing Older? Survey Reveals That 30 Is The Age Women Become More Confident About Their Bodies

Aging has long been considered something to dread – but a new survey has revealed the brighter side to the natural process.

While your metabolism may slow down over time, women become more accepting of their bodies the older they get. This is according to a study by Australian online clothing store.

It found body confidence increases by 23 per cent when you hit 30 and that women over the age of 18 are 27 per cent more likely to love their naked bodes than those under 18.

The survey of more than 2,000 women also reported that more than 63 per cent of women were happy with their bodies.

Just under 17 per cent of women over 30 said they wouldn’t change anything about their body – but just over 13 per cent of women under 18 said the same thing.

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More than half of the women surveyed said they were inspired by their friends compared to a mere five per cent who cited models in magazines as their inspiration.

The store’s CEO Jane Lu said: ‘Summer fashion is more revealing and it’s encouraging that women are more accepting of their bodies as they get older.

‘Overwhelmingly, the majority of women are happy with their bodies which we have found is the central motivation needed to shop for new clothes online.

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The survey also questioned women about their role models – with the most common answer being their mothers.

Other popular choices included a diverse range of accomplished and well-known women, including Michelle Obama, Kayla Itsines, Beyonce, Amy Schumer and Ellen DeGeneres.

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Think Your Job Sucks? Here Are Some Of The WORST Jobs Ever [PHOTOS]

So Sunday is winding down and there a probably more than a couple of people who are really not looking forward to Monday. Well, let’s all be grateful for the work we do, no matter how tiresome because it could probably be worse.

From cleaning sewers to tempting death, here are some of the most unpleasant if not dangerous jobs across the globe.

Mounting High-Voltage Cables in China

Odour Tester

Janitor at a Sperm Bank

Long Distance Sailor

Portable Toilet Cleaner

Manure Inspector

Sewer Cleaner

Animal Mastubator

Skyscraper Window Cleaner

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Liquor-free month! So what does dry January REALLY do to your body?

Are you one of the smug thousands who gave up alcohol for January then downed a glass of wine or beer as the clock struck midnight on January 31?

Until this year, I’d always pooh-poohed the idea on the grounds that it’s the sort of thing problem drinkers do to convince themselves they don’t really have a problem.

And because one dry month can’t possibly undo all the ills of the past 11. Can it?

Yet a booze-free January has never been so popular.Dry January is an official event, promoted by Alcohol Concern, where people publicly sign up to the challenge and raise money for the charity.

Critics say the concept could mislead people into thinking a few weeks of abstinence can make up for a year of excess.

Professor Charles Bamforth, of the University of California, Davis, was widely quoted last weekend as saying: “Many people don’t realise that drinking in moderation has significant health benefits.

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“You are seriously mistaken if you think having a month without drinking will protect you from the effects of excessive drinking for the rest of the year. The best advice is to drink moderately throughout the year.”

However, Alcohol Concern says the aim of Dry January isn’t to turn people teetotal but to get them thinking about drinking and to encourage them to drink less generally.

Emily Robinson, director of campaigns at Alcohol Concern, explains: “Many of us think the way we drink isn’t a problem, but having a few beers after work or a few glasses of wine at home too often can take you over safe limits and store up problems for the future.”

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Excess alcohol raises the risk of heart disease, stroke, liver disease, depression, dementia and cancer of the mouth, throat, stomach, liver and breast. And it’s full of calories.

after an alcohol-free month, participants had lost an average of 3lb and had reduced blood glucose levels by 16% and cholesterol by 5%.

High blood glucose is a risk factor for diabetes while high cholesterol raises risk of heart disease and stroke.

In the meantime, Dry January Ambassador Dr Amber Appleton cites the most commonly reported benefits of an alcohol-free month as: “Better sleep and ability to concentrate, more energy, a more stable mood, weight loss, improved digestion, better immunity and better skin.”

 

 

 

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Revealed: The foods you should eat for every mood

If you’re feeling down in the dumps or lacking concentration, what you put in your mouth could completely turn things around.

Indeed, according to Rachel Kelly and nutritional therapist Alice Mackintosh, authors of The Happy Kitchen: Good Food Mood, there’s a food to eat for every single mood.

Mackerel for a good mood

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Oily fish such as mackerel is fantastic for the brain because it is rich in all-important omega 3 fatty acids. These are vital for the brain (which is made up of 60 per cent fats) to help keep it communicating properly, as well as supporting the production of our neurotransmitters which govern everything from emotion, memory and concentration.

These fats also help to reduce inflammation, which some research is showing may be present to a greater extent in some people with depression.

Eggs yolks for concentration

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Many people choose to discard egg yolks with the worry that they contain too much fat, but actually they are a rich source of goodness for the brain. In particular, they contain choline, which helps to form a protective sheath over some of our nerves, helping the brain to communicate more quickly.

Sweet potato to relieve anxiety

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We love sweet potatoes, not only because they taste great and are good for skin, but also because they deliver calming nutrients magnesium and B6.

These are great if you feel stressed, tense or anxious.

Mushrooms for a sunny outlook

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Many of us feel better when we are exposed to sunlight, and this is because it helps us to produce vitamin D which seems to be important for supporting mood, as well as helping to harmonise hormones and boost immunity.

Natural sugar-free yoghurt when ‘worried sick’

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We are leaning more and more about the links between the digestive system and the brain, so much so that our stomachs are now being referred to as our second brain. No wonder we literally feel sick to our stomach when we are anxious or stressed.

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Fat patients less likely to die after heart operations than those of healthy weight

Fat patients are less likely to die after heart surgery, a study suggests.

The research throws NHS rationing – where obese patients have been told to slim down before operations – into doubt.

Experts analysed data for the number of people who died in hospital following heart surgery, according to their weight.

The results showed that people who were a healthy weight were almost twice as likely to die as those who were obese or overweight, while those who were underweight had the highest risk of death.

The study, published in the journal Circulation, included 401,227 adults who had undergone heart surgery between 2002 and 2013.

Overall, 11,511 patients died. Some 4.4% people of a normal weight died, compared to just 2.8% who were overweight and 2.7% who were obese. Meanwhile, 8.5% people who were underweight died.

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The University of Leicester researchers took into account factors that could influence the results, such as people’s age or whether they had other health conditions.

But the study still found that being fat – including suffering complications of obesity such as high blood pressure, diabetes and artery disease – seemed to offer protection,

The researchers also reviewed data from 557,720 further patients included in studies across Europe, the United States and Asia, and found similar results.

The research was funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Prof Gavin Murphy, BHF professor of cardiac surgery at the University of Leicester, said: “Obesity is a reason often given for not offering patients surgery.

“With this study, we show that, for cardiac patients at least, being obese should not be a reason to turn patients away from surgery.

“These results also raise questions as to whether there may be attributes of obesity that directly protect patients.

“Understanding these processes may open the door to new prevention strategies or treatments.”

 

 

 

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Beauty Practices You Must Avoid During Pregnancy

As a first-time mom, the sheer information overload about pregnancy can sometimes make you overlook things that are otherwise routine; like your make-up regime for instance. And, while your concerns about the safety of make-up might not seem particularly valid, they aren’t baseless either.

There are many reasons why doctors advise pregnant women to avoid dying their hair or applying make-up. But we are here to brush aside your worries. So, read on for more:

Applying Hair Dye During Pregnancy

There is a biological logic why doctors ask you not to dye your hair when you are pregnant. When you expose your scalp to the range of chemicals in the hair dye, you are exposing your pores to these chemicals. And, while this may seem harmless, the chemicals are slowly, but surely, making their way into the bloodstream, and possibly even into the placenta.

Caring For Your Skin

Your skin too has pores, and any topical application will percolate through the deeper layers and make way into your bloodstream. Let alone a moisturizer or a facial cream that you apply and leave; a face wash that happens to be on your face for few seconds is absorbed by your body.

Oral Retinoids

Usually used as anti-wrinkles and anti-aging factors, these contain high doses of Vitamin A that can hinder your baby’s development.

Acne Relief

Now, this can be frustrating since your pregnancy might be the cause of your acne. You’ll want to avoid BHA, Differin, Beta hydroxy acid, Tretinoin and all Retinoids that are to be left on your face, like masks and gels. Instead, try using more natural options, which contain benign options like glycolic acid.

Waxes

These are awesome for increasing the blood flow and volume. Wax isn’t absorbed by the skin. However, you must be wary of any irritation that you might have as your pregnant body might be going through several changes. For hair-removal creams, avoid Barium Sulfide powder or Calcium Thioglycolate.

 

 

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Revenge is best served cold; this man learnt his lesson when he cheated on his scorned wife enough times

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Until every man learns that, the rate of male mortality can only increase. While you’re busy thinking you’re hurting your wife beyond measure, be careful, watch your back because every woman has a plan and a come-back. The lady below gave her husband not a taste, but doses of his own medicine when she decided to get revenge for all the years she’s endured his cheating. Read on;

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“I cheated on my husband and am the happiest woman in the world. Ever since I got married to this animal I call my husband,he has constantly disrespected our marital vows and rub shit on my face. He does not just sleep around but I don’t know if he gives them my number to call me and mock me. I get lots of calls from different small girls insulting me and calling me names. Still my husband will have the guts to come home and throw my legs open, give me lots of infections and give me money to treat my self. 

I endured this for 4 years and decided to leave the marriage but I promised to cheat on him before I do. So I targeted his elder brother slept with him, targeted one of his elder sisters son who just clocked 18 years, slept with him and lastly I slept with his boss in the office which I have decided to be his mistress since marriage is just child’s play. When I was done I told him all about it, packed my things and left him but I was very lucky he did not kill me that night because he was mad and breaking things in the house. I heard he fought his elder brother and broke his head lol. I also heard he wants to kill himself, lol. That was how I left him. Am currently with his boss now and my life is better. His boss wants me to be his baby mama, so I need you all to advise me. Should I have a baby for his boss or just keep it straight and just sex? Don’t even tell me about karma cause I was innocent when other gals destroyed mine.”

Guys, could this be the least harsh and probably sweetest way to get your girl to lose weight?

Some men can be so harsh when telling their girlfriends to lose weight. Treating her to good food and smothering her then later blantly telling her she’s fat isn’t the way to go. Remember, aside from her gorgeous body, you loved her for her awesome personality and that hasn’t changed. The gentleman below felt that the only way to get his stubborn girlfriend exercising is making it romantic through dancing, while cooking all her meals in a healthy way to get the results he wanted without her knowledge. He took to social media to pour his guilt. Frankly, I like this guy;

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“My girlfriend and I have been dating for over a year plus and she stays over sometimes. I’m one who likes to gym and keep fit. So she sees this as a nice thing, and to be honest, I think it turns her on to see my body and all of that, coz wen am back from the gym and I shower, she begins to act very sweet and the rest is usually censored. The only problem is that she wud never join me when I ask her to, even when I tell her she can just do it for the benefits. Don’t get me wrong, I like my lady’s body, but what do I do when she’s constantly eating unhealthy?

I recently came across this health and weight loss tea. I am actually not a big on any weight loss tea coz i believe that the right way is to exercise and cut down fatty foods. I agreed to use this tea because it helps achieve my beliefs.
I did my research and found that this brand seemed sincere. So, since my babe now almost lives with me, and naturally eats with me, I just add this tea (with edible content) into almost everything I cook for her. I make her tea with it, put it in our noodles and other meals that I prepare. When she asks why the food is green, I lie that it’s a special recipe and because she loves me, she doesn’t bother.

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For exercise, I make sure that we dance anytime she’s around because she loves dancing. She thinks its romantic that I dance with her every now and then but she doesn’t know that I am just getting her to exercise. She’s been losing some pounds and says she feels lighter for some reason she does not know. She used to have hormonal imbalance and problems with menstruation but all that is gone now. She says she sleeps better and is more active and energetic.
Please help me so I can know how best to tell my lady that my secret tea is the reason for all her recent joy without hurting her feelings.”

5 Simple Ways On How to Bond with Your Unborn Baby

During your pregnancy, you look forward to experiencing the bliss of motherhood. You can get started with your bonding session with your baby as you anxiously await his/her arrival.

Here are five simple ways to bond with unborn baby.

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Talk to Your Baby

It may feel a bit weird chatting with your baby bump, but it will work wonders. Research proves that once your baby crosses 23 weeks, he can hear sounds from within and outside your womb. Speaking to your baby during this stage can help him/her get familiar with your voice and ensure his/her natural attachment towards you. He/she may also pay more attention to your voice after birth.

Massage Your Bump

Massaging your belly during pregnancy, particularly during the first three months helps strengthen the bond between you and your baby. You may use a moisturizer or a light oil to massage your tummy, which can be soothing for both you and your baby. It will also possibly help you relax and be more positive about your pregnancy.

Practice Pregnancy Yoga

You may enroll in a yoga class after the first 14 weeks of your pregnancy. Pregnancy yoga can help your body get ready for childbirth. You can learn many different postures and breathing techniques that may be of help during your labor. What’s more, antenatal yoga, a type of yoga practiced during pregnancy, helps relax your mind and body and experience oneness with your little one.

Keep A Scan Handy

You may need to undergo scans during your pregnancy to keep track of your baby’s health and development. A good way to strengthen your bond with your unborn is to have a copy of your scan report somewhere where you can see it often. The sight of that tiny life which is slowly growing inside you will cheer you up and stimulate a good connection between you both.

Take A Long Bath

Having a nice, warm bath is a good way to get your attention off other things and devote some quality time for you and your baby. If you are into the second trimester of pregnancy, you may note a squirming or kicking sensation in your tummy during this ‘alone’ time which you may have failed to notice otherwise

 

 

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Meet Kenya’s Most Gorgeous Plus Size INDEPENDENT Women Who Shine In The Public Eye (PHOTOS)

African women are naturally curvaceous and beautiful. The African body has been ostracised since time immemorial and even though the African culture has since been faded by Westernization, some Kenyan lasses have embraced their physique and have gone on to flaunt what their mama gave them.

The list below contains independent career women who have managed to beat the odds and make it in the corporate world;

Anerlisa Muigai

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Independent, sophisticated & gorgeous are just some of the words used to describe this 29-year-old CEO. She owns one of the most prestigious water brands in the country, is a fitness fanatic and has managed to lose over 50kgs in 2016. She is curvy and one lady who has made Kenyan men ogle over the years.

READ; Twitter goes wild over the notion that single women in their thirties are bitter

Kamene Goro

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Former Ebru news presenter came to the limelight and made headlines for her famous thighs that made Kenyan men go wild with desire. She rose to fame quickly as one of the most beautiful TV personalities in Kenya.

Muthoni Njoba

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Professional make-up artist and Brand ambassador of a famous make-up line is one of the most beautiful and outgoing ladies. She is an international, Kenyan-based celebrity make-up artist and shines brightly in the fashion scene. She is all African with a gorgeous body and an amazing smile to go with it.

 

Kalekye Mumo
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Former radio queen who is now in the PR world and a fitness guru has come from far. It seems she grows younger by the day especially when she hit 40, having lost 40kgs. She is not shy when it comes to displaying her gorgeous hour-glass figure and jolly smile.

Grace Msalame

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TV personality and manager of the popular Bamba TV is wonder woman. She has always been curvy and attractive since the beginning but after she gave birth to twin babies, she is even more attractive. Her figure is on point and so is her career.

Girls, what would you do if your man says this about your hygiene?

Ladies, I get it, when in a relationship, your comfort zone is disrupted; You now need to shave or wax, do your nails and hair constantly, be neat and most of all, take baths, not just one. This young man took to social media complaining about his girlfriend’s poor hygiene, and it wasn’t pretty.

Read on;

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“I don’t know if I should call my girlfriend dirty. My girl is so porsh and hot, all her pictures on point and her dress sense is killing but I think she is dirty. My girlfriend goes to use the toilet but will never flush it very well, you must come and see stains of poo on the toilet sit and I will use my hands to wash it. First I felt it was a mistake until this kept repeating its self, I also noticed that each time I want to give her a head her butt smells poo poo and I just use my hands to cover my nose. I don’t know if she does not wipe her ass well or what . Sometimes when I want to help her throw her dress in the washing machine, I see stains of poo on her under wear and I get very irritated. This is a girl that will always remind me to wash my hands and have my bath before I touch her. Sometimes she will bluntly tell me that my breath stinks I should brush. Now how do I tell her about this without making her feel bad? I can’t stand this in marriage and our sex life has dropped because of this.she always say I can’t give head but how will I when all I smell is poo. Bom post please, I hope she does not find out this post is actually for her.”

Mum gives birth to healthy baby girl while in COMA after ‘dying’ for six minutes

A mum has given birth to a healthy baby girl while in an induced coma after effectively dying for six minutes.

Katherine Boulton was put in the coma after her heart stopped following a severe brain bleed and a cardiac arrest.

She had a caesarean at an Oxford hospital while unconscious after suffering a bleed on October 7, 2016.

Born at 31 weeks, Katherine’s much-wanted daughter Phoebe was delivered healthy but small, weighing 4lbs 6oz, at 11.05pm.

Sadly, her mum – who has been “on the brink of death three times” but recently started to open her eyes – is yet to meet the newborn.

Phoebe, pictured at just three days old, was born on Christmas Day

She celebrated her 42nd birthday in hospital.

Shortly after her birth, little Phoebe contracted an infection, which has been successfully fought with antibiotics.

While she is improving everyday, she remains in a private room in hospital.

Doctors want to make sure she continues to grow stronger, and hope to reduce the risk of cross-contamination between mum and daughter.

“Both mum and daughter are remarkable,” said dad and husband Jamie Boulton, 40, in his only interview.

Following her October brain bleed, Katherine was recovering well, and had even started talking.

But disaster struck on December 7, 2016, when, while in hospital, her tracheotomy – which helps her breathe – was somehow dislodged.

Katherine is pictured with Ollie at Drayton Manor Park and Zoo in Staffordshire around 18 months ago

Following this, she suffered a cardiac arrest and her heart stopped for six minutes.

After being resuscitated, she was put in an induced coma.

Then, a fungal infection in her skin passed into her blood stream and caused her blood pressure to drop dramatically.

“She has been on the brink of death three times and recovered three times,” Jamie continued. “She’s amazing.”

He told how doctors made the decision while Katherine was still unconscious to deliver Phoebe.

Initially fairly healthy, the infant was taken to neonatal intensive care, where she was subsequently diagnosed with an infection and treated with antibiotics.

Her weight dropped in the days that followed, and she was tube-fed with donor breast milk and formula.

 

 

 

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How cute! Julie Gichuru’s daughter pens down a list to convince her why she should allow her to sleepover at her friend’s home

Should you as a parent allow your young one to go for sleepovers? Or better yet at what age should you allow your child to sleepover at a friends house? These are some of the challenges parents face as their kids grow.

Former TV Presenter Julie Gichuru has a great career that keeps her on her toes, being the host of Africa Leadership Dialogues, she’s also a business-woman running a clothing line. Julie also wears many other hats; she is a philanhropist, a wife and a mother to not one, not two, but four kids.

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Taking care of this number of kids is not for the faint-hearted. The sleepless nights when she experienced four rounds of cholic, changing diapers and breastfeeding, gives her the right to say NO to almost everything. Or so I think.

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It seems her daughter, who is all grown up now, took it upon herself to convince her mother why she should be allowed to go for sleepovers, which was quite cute, I bet Julie couldn’t say NO after reading it.

Here’s a letter that Julie Gichuru’s daughter wrote to convince her mum to allow her sleepover at a friends house.

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Woman given just hours to live after her intestines burst poisoning her body with FAECES

A woman has revealed how she was given just two hours to live after her intestines split open and poisoned her body with faeces.

Petra Nolan, from Crayford, Kent, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when her bowel split, leaking its contents into her body, in 2008.

Bedbound in hospital for 99 days, she struggled to recuperate and her weight plummeted to just 7 stone 3lbs – tiny for her 5ft 6ins frame.

But nine years on, Petra has survived and made an incredible recovery, even fulfilling her dream of becoming a competitive bodybuilder.

After her devastating Crohn’s diagnosis, the 46-year-old civil servant successfully managed her disease through diet and exercise.

But then she was hit by another bombshell – that she may have lung cancer.

Nine years on, Petra has fulfilled her dream of becoming a competitive bodybuilder

Distraught, Petra made a bucket list, which included running a 10k, gifting her jewellery to loved ones and becoming a competitive bodybuilder.

Then, after she was given the all clear from her lung problems, in January 2013, she trained for a year to build up her core strength.

Now, fit and healthy, Petra trains at competition level and has been placed among the top 24 women in the country.

She said: “I’d had a couple of years of hell. I’ve gone from twice thinking I’m not going to make it to achieving bodybuilding fame.”

Petra, who is married to fellow bodybuilder Kevin, 41, had battled with digestive problems and stomach pains for 15 years before being diagnosed with Crohn’s, a long-term illness that causes inflammation of the intestines.

The civil servant, pictured with her husband Kevin in 2015, was bedbound in hospital for 99 days

“I want to tell other people with Crohn’s or debilitating diseases that you shouldn’t let them control your life.

“I used to be very good at being sick and now I refuse to be sick.

“You’ll have bad days but the good days will outnumber the bad.”

 

 

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‘I’m allergic to my husband’ woman suffers from a rare disorder of the immune system making her allergic to almost everything

Twenty-nine-year-old Johanna Watkins from Minnesota cannot kiss her husband Scott, or even spend time in the same room as him. She suffers from Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, a rare disorder of the immune system, which means she is allergic to almost everything, including her husband’s scent.

Johanna and Scott Watkins’s date nights are very different from other couples.

“Scott and I will try to watch a show together. We can’t be in the room together, because I’m allergic to him, but he will be three floors below me in a room on his laptop and I will be on mine and we’ll watch the show at the same time and then text about it as we’re watching it,” says Johanna.

Johanna lives in an attic room all by herself with sealed windows and doors, and air filters to purify the air. She has a severe form of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) in which the cells that are meant to protect her from outside threats mutate and start attacking her body instead.

Johanna and Scott Watkins on their wedding day

The symptoms and severity of the disease can vary from patient to patient, but it makes Johanna allergic to virtually everything and can trigger life-threatening anaphylactic shock.

Before she married her husband Scott in 2013 Johanna did not expect her condition to become so severe. She worked as a teacher and the couple used to love hiking together. Even then she struggled with unusual rashes, irritable bowel syndrome and migraines, but these ailments became much worse after the couple married.

“There were times three and four years ago, before we got the diagnosis, that if I was extra close to my wife, specifically if my face was close to Johanna’s face, she would cough,” says Scott.

Johanna and Scott Watkins on their wedding day

But it was only last year that the couple realised they had become unable to physically share their life together.

“We had noticed that when Scott would come in [to the room] I would start feeling worse and worse. My normal daily symptoms would just be aggravated,” says Johanna. “And then at one point he went to get his haircut and came back in the room and within two minutes I had started my anaphylactic symptoms and he had to leave.”

A week later Scott tried to see his wife again, but the same thing happened, and they realised their lives would have to change dramatically.

“It was this horrible reality that it wasn’t going to work,” says Johanna. “I was now reacting strongly to my husband. Before this I had reacted to my parents, to many, many other people, but it was horrific when it became Scott.”

The treatment and medication that is usually given to MCAS sufferers does not help Johanna, so at the moment the couple do not know when – if ever – their situation will change.

“There’s not an easy way around this problem. I want to keep Johanna safe and me going to see her compromises her safety,” says Scott. “One of the ways I can take care of her now is by not going to see her. I’m not going to endanger her life. We’re absolutely committed to one another and we’re going to wait as long as it takes to see if there is some kind of healing.”

Doctors are trying different treatments, but none so far have helped.

 

 

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This trainer inspires his clients to lose weight by twerking (VIDEO)

Thompson became a hit in the class, so much so that his instructors ultimately let him take the reins.

We’ve never seen a class instructor with so much energy

Gyms are mighty crowded this time of year, so trainers must employ creative strategies to lure people into their fitness center, and not the other one across town. Some gyms offer lucrative deals and insane discounts to entice folks who are trying to stick to their New Year’s resolutions, while others resort to unconventional methods to juice class sign-ups—like, say, twerking.

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That’s how trainer Keith Thompson of KTX Fitness in Atlanta, Georgia has tried to attract and inspire new clients, and judging by his crazy Instagram videos and rabid client response, it looks like the twerking appears to be working.

Watch one of Thompson’s clips—found on his Instagram page – and you’ll immediately be drawn to his infectious, motivational dance moves. We’ve seen our fair share of enthusiastic trainers over the years, but never one with quite as much unbounded energy – and surprisingly tight dance skills – as Thompson, who looks like he’s equally suited to moving in the background of a choreographed hip-hop music video as he is in a sports club.

This trainer inspires his clients to lose weight by twerking

Thompson himself used to tip the scales at almost 300 pounds, and only began to drop the weight when he found a local step class that allowed him to break out in dance while breaking a sweat. According to his bio, Thompson became a hit in the class, so much so that his instructors ultimately let him take the reins—leading to an incredible physical transformation and a brand-new career in fitness.

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These are the most notable power couples in Kenya so far

Kenya is a vibrant nation. Despite being segmented into social classes, there are power couples who influence Kenyans to be united.

These couples have shaped the country in their own ways including in health, entertainment and politics.

Check out the list of influential couples in Kenya below:

Uhuru and Margaret Kenyatta

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has transformed several sectors in the country through his Jubilee manifesto while his wife, First Lady Margaret, has made strides in ending mother and child deaths with her Beyond Zero campaigns.

William and Rachel Ruto

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Deputy President William Ruto has been active in Kenyan politics since his university days and is referred to in political circles as a kingmaker.

His wife, Rachel, through the Joyful Women Organization, has been able to spur a table banking initiative throughout Kenya and is aiming to spread it to the rest of Africa.

Bob and Wambui Collymore

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By virtue of being the CEO of Safaricom, one of the biggest telecom companies in Kenya, Bob makes it to the list.

His position gives him a foothold in shaping communication policies among the common wananchi.

Joseph and Tabitha Karanja

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Chairman and CEO of Keroche breweries respectively. They teamed up to venture into the liquor making business with only Ksh 100,000. Now they are one of the most recognized brands, tapping into billions and scooping numerous prestigious awards.

Alfred Mutua and Lilian Nganga

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Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and his second wife, Lilian are on the list on account of Mutua’s political activities.

He is known to be a politician who keeps his word to his electorate and is quick at implementing development projects.

His wife is always at his side, spearheading Cancer awareness among other projects in the county level.