King’ang’i upset after some women attacked Martha Karua

Kenyan women have been put on the spot for not being supportive of their fellow women after a section of them criticised Martha Karua.

Some women had gone online to criticise Martha Karua over her dressing after she was selected as Azimio’s Deputy President candidate.

Speaking during the Morning show, Mwalimu King’angi expressed his disappointment at women saying,

Ati ooh hiyo nguo alivaa iko aje? Hizo kucha zinakaa aje? If women would just work together they would go so far. Why can’t they celebrate each other?

Below are some of the reactions as to why women rarely support or celebrate one of their own;

Lydiakalekye3: That’s nonsense. She’s a woman of integrity. Those saying that wanafikiria about makeup and mtumba as if that will lead this nation to freedom from a million bondage of uncertainties and economic instability.

MelodiousPweety: Eeish Maina, not all who are against. I admire the iron lady Martha karua is, she developed a thick skin despite the challenges of life.
Today she’s being celebrated. Huwezi pendwa na kila mtu but that shouldn’t be a reason for haters hating on her.

michukipn: I think ladies ni kamati ya roho chafu. Wivu tu inawakula.

BonnieMejja: Ni wale wa Mirema wenye wanatambua [email protected]@ yao kuliko degree na phd.

Joyce Karanja: Honestly I would rather have Male friends than female friends,weeee this gender of mine can ruin your life,mimi wanawake Issa noo.

Ritah Mercy: Even men hates each other, just because their hatred is not as louder as for women doesn’t mean, they got no hatred to each other.

Mary Marirs: No am always very happy when my lady friends wameomoka because they have always been there for me in time of need.Napenda wamama tu saana.You are my running mates.

Mam Gift Atieno: I saw women celebrating her yesterday all over I think you need to change the cycle of people you listen to.saaa hii wanama wamechanuka kama hata we gang up to eat our mens money while he thinks he is cheating on us.

Rocky Stephen: This daughters of jezebel ata shetani husonga kando kidogo to watch them usiwai ingililia vita zao wanajuana vizuri ata nikipata my wife and my mother hawaongeleshai l can’t interfere the moment l do l they will team up and skin me alive

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Kiherere mtaacha! Habits women should drop after moving into their men’s house ASAP

Women have on several occasions confessed to tricking men so that they can move in with them and men are not impressed, with many saying wanakandamizwa.

There are also things that they unconsciously do and it does not sit well with men.

Here are some of the things that women should drop ASAP

1. Kukatalia kwa nyumba yake

Ladies, whether you help  pay the rent or not you have no right kukatalia in a man’s house. Don’t forget that man is not your father so he owes you NOTHING.

2. Appointing yourself as the wife

As long as he has not introduced you to his closest friends and family, acha kiherehere ya kuambi awatu kw plot ‘by the way am nani’s wife’ – who appointed you?

3. Don’t visit his house uninvited

Women we are tired of all the drama once you find out your man showcasing his bedroom skills to someone else.

So instead of kumeza panadol juu ya heachache ya mtu mwingine, just visit only when invited if you can’t kaa kwenyu maisha ni ngumu kwa kila mtu.

4. Stop creating trouble with his neighbors

I know you might think that just because you are dating you might think you have the right to create trouble with mama wa kufua nguo, caretaker or even mama mboga.

But believe you me as long as it’s his house and he has not put a ring on it, you have no say.

5. Disorganizing his household items

With the determination to prove you are a wife material you might be tempted to rearrange or reorganize furniture or even sort out his clothes, but before you do kemea hio pepo.

Until he tells you to just seat and enjoy his company or watch the newest series.

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Men, Here Are A Few Tips On How To Impress Your Bae


Kenyan men argue that women are materialistic while on the other hand women argue that Kenyan men are stingy.

Could all this be due to conflict of interests? Or is it that our men don’t take time to understand what women want.

Today we give men a few hints on what really impresses women as you all know, mwanaume ni effort.

Designer Shoes

Just like the way to a man’s heart is through the stomach, the way to a woman’s heart is a nice designer shoe. Women love to look good and a nice pair of stilettos gives them that confidence and makes them feel beautiful. So in case you are wondering what to get her, just get that shoe.

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 Designer Handbag

A handbag is more like a woman’s baby, wherever she goes it goes too. Handbags are like a woman’s office and thus they strive to get the best brand in the market. It’s every woman’s dream  to own a designer handbag so go ahead and gift her that Gucci bag, or LOUIS VUITTON bag she has been eyeing.



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Designer Perfume

We all want to start the day smelling good. Men, forget about buying your woman those cheap perfumes and deodorants sold by the roadside and get her some nice designer item.

She will not only be in a good mood but she will try and impress you too and you never know what she might settle for.


A Vacation

Going out on a vacation is every woman’s dream, with all the hustle and bustle around, an all paid vacation is the way to win  your woman’s heart .

This is a nice time for women to flaunt their curves and their bikini bodies. After all, that’s why women work so hard at the gym.

This can  only happen after the coronavirus pandemic.


Designer Make Up Kit

No one wants to walk with smudged lipstick or sweaty make up. Every woman wants to own a designer make up kit to achieve that flawless face. Go ahead and get her that and she will love you forever. After all mwanamke ni sura.


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 A Man Who Cooks

We all want to be spoiled. A man who cooks for his woman is heaven sent. There is nothing more s3xy like a man in the kitchen.

It’s very romantic to come home to a warm meal and this act would warm even the hardest of hearts.


Spontaneous Surprises

Women love surprises. In this day and age, things are moving very fast that means that important events in our lives are slowly being overtaken, but no matter how petty it may sound women still expect you to remember all big days in their lives. To win a woman’s heart just keep tabs on when her birthday is, graduation and drop spontaneous gifts and notes and she will be yours forever.


So men, the next time you want to impress your woman, make sure these things are on your list.

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From drama queens to quiet ones, here are the type of women in chamas

Over the years, chamas have been an easy channel for women to save and later on rake big through merry go round. Women have achieved much through these chamas giving them the much needed financial freedom.

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Some have been able to purchase tracks of lands and developed it into real estate with some deciding to subdivide it. However, one can easily observe the different characters of women that form them.

1. Quiet members

silence woman

These are the women whose major purpose is to show up in these chamas meetings and listen to the day’s agenda. They don’t speak a word and you can never know what their stand is. Most times they have to be forced to pitch in with their ideas regarding a certain issue. They least cause trouble and in case they don’t like how a chama is being operated, they quit.

2. Smart minds

intelligent woman

They are the engines of chamas. Without them, most of these chamas would be dead. They poke holes to proposals made and help the chamas avoid massive downfalls. They help track the finances contributed and are the ones sent out to for major assignments. They work their minds in the best way possible for the greater good of the chama. Most of them have managerial duties bestowed upon them.

3. Drama queens

These are the biggest fall back of a chama. They are petty, causing unnecessary trouble.


They find fault in everything and always want to lead the rest of the members astray. They are indecisive and offer opinions when not needed. Most chamas drag behind because of their uncouth behavior. They run their mouths most of the time.

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4. Rumour mongers

Their main agenda has always been getting into other people’s personal lives. Kazi yao ni kudakua. They carry bedroom affairs regarding other people. If you want to know who’s cheating on who, who gets chased out of the house in the middle of the night, who talks back at their husbands, they’d gladly offer you that information. Where they get to gather all this information only God and them know. If not for their contribution discipline, most of them would be shown the door.

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‘Here is why your wife looks older than your mother,’ Akothee reveals

In an era where filters are the in thing, Akothee has advised Kenya men to learn to appreciate their women with all their flaws.

This is because most of the things we see on Instagram are not real. Most people are living by the mantra ‘fake it till you make it’.

Akothee advises,

  1. Never compare your wife with ladies you see on social media, she is the mother of your child! treat her stretchmarks as a beautiful natural tattoo💪, this is a special sacrifice she made, for you to be called a daddy.
  2.  Your wife’s priority is not to glam up on social media, but to make sure every member of the family is secure.
  3. Your wife looks older than the ladies on social media simply because she is living reality and growing grey hair from thinking of what next with your family including the lubbish you 🤔.

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4. The money you spend on ladies you meet out there, would have been good money for a family retreat and see your children jump on a bouncing castle 🤔
5. Having excuses of not being home every weekend hurts and cuts deep into a woman’s heart. If wishes were horses, weekends should be cut off your routine🤔

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6. You never have money for your family, but you got money to spoil your friends 🤔 your wife looks older than your mother, simply because she is carrying pain 🤔
7. Don’t complain that she gained weight, she is broken from inside and has no time to take care of herself💔 she is busy taking care of you and the family 🤝
8. You wonder why she is unhappy 🤔 you never appreciate her or her beauty never surprised her even with a flower 🤔
Women are strong, but they incubate a lot
Take care of your wife and children
All these people you are entertaining will come to your burial on the burial date, and take photos with your coffin🤔

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Cupid Struck! 5 Types of men that drive women crazy

Women love bad boys and this is something that has been a mystery to many. It is not clear on what attracts them to these types of men but it is obvious that’s what works for them.

Bad boys attract unwanted attention regardless of whether they are handsome or not, whether loaded or not women don’t seem to consider this with many wanting to experience some adventure with the said men.

Mary J Blige sang a song dedicated to the bad boys and here she says”Me and Mr wrong get along so good even though he breaks my heart so bad, we’ve got something special going on.”

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Here are the types of men that women are attracted to.

1. Nduthi Guys

These kind of men mostly attract young girls who are either still in school or new in campus. They are liked and loathed in equal measures for their promiscuous nature .

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They have mainly contributed to increased early pregnancies among teens something that has left a bitter mouth in the society.

The above behaviour has not deterred married women who are now having sexual escapes and illicit affairs with these forbidden lot.

2. Gym instructors

Every woman wants a fit man. No one likes an over sized guy who cant even pick up after himself thus gym instructors attract women. Women are mainly attracted to gym instructors for their physique which is mainly attractive but in most scenarios end up disappointed when it reaches between the sheets.

So the next time you hear your woman is are hiring a male gym instructor, be very worried as you might end up single and depressed in this cold weather.

3. Dread locked guys

There is something about guys with dreadlocks that women cant resist. Most of the men are eye candies with well toned bodies good for our instagram pages and showing off to our friends.

Unlike some men who are unkempt most dread locked guys are well kept, with the well maintained body comes a good performance between the sheets something that a woman can’t resist.

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4. Bouncers

Most girls are attracted to bouncers not because they have much to offer but because of the chances they create. Who wouldn’t want free tickets, free performance entrances and a free sexual escapade.

5. Butchery guys

Ladies love butcher guys for the free meat packages extended to them and for the servicing that is not extended to them by their husbands or boyfriends .

When you see a woman laughing heartedly with the butcher guy. just know sio wote huendea nyama.

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Kenyan women using home electronics for quick loans with shylocks


That 65 inch TV in your beautiful home could easily be sold off to pay a loan your wife took without your consent.

Almost 80 percent of customers seeking money from shylocks are women, according to one money lender who confessed how he is making a killing from Kenyan women.

The shylock who did not want to disclose his name revealed on Classic 105 that his customers are women who need quick cash for unnecessary things.

The man admitted wives are approaching him give out their home electronics as security for a loan.

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I works as shylock and I can tell you Maina that women borrow yet they haven’t planned on the money they are borrowing. Almost 80 per cent are women and they most of them end up selling the items they left as security.

What do they bring to him as collateral?

He responded, ‘Electronics, you can imagine that they just take a small percentage of the item.

they come with excuses until they can’t pay and you can imagine someone got an item worth 20k but borrowed 3k and they are unable to pay back. 

I think on my mind they lose the items because the money they borrowed wasn’t planned how to be used, 

Many of the women fail to repay loans and lose the electronics.

The man added money lenders are making a killing over unpaid loans courtesy women taking loans recklessly.

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The man wanted to know if husbands are aware their wives are living beyond their means.

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REVEALED: Here is why women make better doctors than men

A leading former brain surgeon has claimed women make better doctors than men because they’re better at communicating.

Dr Henry Marsh, a neurosurgeon before he retired, made the comments at Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival.

He said: ‘Although it’s a reverse sexist comment, in my experience and opinion, the average woman makes a better doctor than the average man.’

Dr Marsh admitted he hasn’t always felt this way and, when he began teaching trainees 20 years ago, he was guilty of ‘chauvinism’ himself.

But decades in the field have corrected the error of his thinking, he said.

The medical community has been beset by claims of sexism and the British Medical Association last month announced an investigation into its members.

‘There’s lots of bad woman doctors and lots of good men doctors,’ the 69-year-old said.

‘But given that such an important part of medicine is communication and teamwork, on the whole, it’s a sexist generalisation but women tend to do it a bit better than men.

‘We (male doctors) are all competitive and driven by testosterone.’

Dr Marsh, who now teaches at the Tooting hospital where he once worked, said women in medicine still face sexism but the situation is improving.


‘I can’t stand my husband’s touch in bed’ he turns me off’ Women confess why they fell out of love with their men (Audio)

The reason behind lack of intimacy in marriage seems to be the question on most people’s minds, especially after men claimed that women lose interest after getting babies.

During the morning show on Classic 105, a woman confessed how she no longer finds her husband attractive, saying

“I feel like I have gone off my husband completely, I don’t love him anymore and I do not know why despite the fact that we sleep in the same bed.

I keep asking myself what I saw in him,we are a young couple because I am just 28.We have two kids the youngest is three years and I cant even fathom him touching me.”

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Fans were given a chance to contribute to the topic and below are some of their responses.

“Sometimes this women are complicated, unajaribu kupenda na hapendek. It has happened to me I had to divorce. I got married in 2012 we had our first born in 2013.

After  2 years she completely changed to a point that she could even go out when I try talking to her. When I come in to the house she goes out when I go out she comes back.

Even when I tried initiating intimacy she would turn the other way. The problem was that she would not even tell me what the problem is, and hatukukosana.

After two years I told her that I needed another baby but to my surprise she answered back retorting that hata huyo mmoja nimeshindwa kulea.

I could not understand her given the fact that I was working and we never lacked anything. I ended up divorcing her. My marriage was so young.”

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Another adds

“Love diminishes mainly because men stop trying to be romantic, you find her there and before she has even had a chance to get aroused you jump on her like a bicycle.

No romance and before she even realizes what is happening you are done, you do the same for a few more days and she reaches a point and starts getting ‘bored’

Nowadays more men are taking alcohol thus the poor performance between the sheets,the solution is to satisfy your woman that way she will be calling you each and everyday.”

Just when you think things can’t get any worse, another fan  disclosed

“Most women don’t get support from their men during pregnancy, the men prefer going and getting a mpango wa kando, most women do not forgive this thus they find comfort in their kids.”

Listen for more interesting confessions on the audio below


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‘Is he possessed?City woman cries after her man reacted this way just because she asked him to use protection during intimacy

Men are cunning when it comes to bedroom matters, with a majority giving countless reasons why they shouldn’t wear protection.

Despite the fact that condoms protect against pregnancy and s3xually transmitted diseases, some men will go to all lengths to make sure they do not put them on.

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Young couple in bed, man sitting up with arms crossed, portrait
Young couple in bed, man sitting up with arms crossed, portrait

One city woman has been caught in a dilemma given that her man has crazy tactics when he is denied conjugal rights for not wearing protection.

She wrote
“Each time I tell my boyfriend to use withdrawal method, he will start crying and begging that he wants a bond with me. If I refuse he will try to hurt himself. I told him to be doing withdrawal method but he said withdrawal method use to give him headache that will make blood to full his head. So I allowed him to be pouring inside of me until I got pregnant 3 times and he did not give me money for abortion.”

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She further adds

“I used my money to terminate it,he then came back to beg me and threatened to kill him self. So last week we were getting intimate and I told him to wear protection and he refused, so when he was about to c#m I pushed him out and he started crying. He ran to my kitchen I took a knife to kill himself, so I had to beg him, I had to lamba lolo to bring him up again and allowed him c#m inside me. I am tired, how do I make him use protection? Is he possessed or is he just selfish?”

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‘I’ve never forgotten the look on her face’: Men confess to times in the past they have assaulted or harassed women

Eight men have candidly shared stories of their past sexual misconduct while expressing regret for their previous behavior towards women.

In September, the same week Christine Blasey Ford publicly accused then Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her as a teenager, the New York Times asked male readers if they ever treated girls or women in ways that they now regret.

In just a few days, the publication received more than 750 responses, ranging from ‘deeply disturbing’ accounts of gang rape to one man who admitted he thought it was ‘funny’ to undo his female classmates’ bras.

The Times made the decision to only publish stories from men who were willing to put their names on their stories, whittling the submissions down to just eight.

‘As much as I want to see this conversation move our country forward, I cannot lose my employment. I cannot lose my reputation,’ one man said of his refusal to go public with his confession.

A majority of the men who agreed to go on record and share their stories were either of retirement age or close to it, including one person who is nearly 82 years old.

 I knew that what I was doing was wrong, but I didn’t realize how wrong it was until I saw the young woman’s reaction

Some of the men admitted that they felt their behavior was normal for the time, even though they knew it was wrong. Others said they didn’t realize the scope of what they had done until they were older.

In his essay, Gene Biringer revealed that he and his friends were taking part in a friendly wrestling match when he made the ‘instantaneous calculation’ to grope the breast of a girl he had a crush on.

He admitted that his 16-year-old self thought: ‘Maybe I can get away with this.’

Although he is unaware if the girl knew it was him, he said he immediately felt ashamed when he saw her walk away from the group, ‘clearly upset.’


Hatupendi upuzi!!agitated Kenyan women explain why they can’t bow down to a man unlike Ugandan and Tanzanian women:Audio

Kenyan women have been accused of kujiskia sukari on several occasions many argue that they feel more superior than any other women .

Well that might be true to some point but women confidently state that wamechanuka and gone are the days when they used to shiver at every command by their men.

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The debate was ignited during a discussion on the Morning show by Maina Kageni where men professed their undying love for Ugandan,Rwandese and Tanzanian women.

Here is what women had to say on why they feel superior than women from other Countries/continents

“Kenyan women we don’t like upuzi so don’t compare us with Tanzanian women,first of all Kenyan men have no morals so you cannot compare us,we are unique and special you cant compare us with Ugandan women nor Tanzanian women.”

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Another woman adds

“Why should I thank a man who wants to sleep with the same house girl you have brought to work for you?We cant do that as Kenyan women we are more advanced than the Ugandan and Tanzanian women.”

Another female defends Kenyan women by strongly stating that as women we wont allow ourselves to be used kama kifagio.


Another poses

“If Kenyan women are said to be so proud why do we see men from far and wide looking for Kenyan women as wives and girlfriends?reason is that we are well organized in our lives.”

Just when you think you have heard enough another woman says

“If men think we are better that everyone else let them go and find those women who don’t feel like us,It is them who hardened us ,there are countries with BETTER men its not like Kenyan men are the BEST.”

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Here’s A List Of Things That A Good Man Will Never Do

The beauty about being in a relationship is that you get to share things with your partner. While that is great you also need to remember that someone should be with you and accept you for who you are.

You don’t need to be with someone who will make you feel less of a person. There are people who are blessed with words but always remember that words can’t do anything if actions don’t match.

If you are dating a good man here is a list of things that he will not  do to you, and if he does then he’s not a good man.

1. Never pick on your looks You may not be Heidi Klum, Halle Berry etc but a good man will never pick on your looks or ask you to wear make up or dress in a certain way. A good man will never demean you or make you feel any less of a person. Your self esteem is important to him as it is to you.

2. Invade your privacy – In a healthy relationship, there is no need to hide anything. Texts, emails, facebook messages, whatever. But that doesn’t mean your partner has the right to snoop through them if you happen to leave your phone around or your computer open. (Unless you have done something suspicious) Someone who does this is showing massive insecurity on their part and is likely projecting their own infidelities and issues onto you. This should not be ignored.

3. Never discourage you – A sign of a person’s confidence in themselves is how they help to support the ambition of others. A good man will always be willing to help and support those around him and will never be discouraging or insulting.

4. Recognize your value – If you have to constantly prove your worth to someone then they are not worth the time. You should be with someone because they value and appreciate who you are not how well you trace yourself for them.

5. Make you feel like an afterthought – While a relationship shouldn’t be someone’s entire life, it’s certainly a large part of it. I’ve heard too many stories about women who constantly get cast aside for “guy’s night” or something similar. A man should have have a network and individuality, sure. But there is a difference between leading an active social life, and knocking the woman in your life further and further down your priority list. If you feel like you’re waiting for him to come home more than you’re actually with him, it’s time to step back and take another look at where your relationship is going.


Iranian women were allowed into Azadi stadium in Tehran, first time since 1981 on Wednesday.

Iranian women were allowed into the national stadium in Tehran for the first time in 37 years on Wednesday night.

They were part of a crowd of thousands that packed into the Azadi stadium to watch Iran take on former World Cup winners Spain on huge television screens.

Police initially barred women from entering, saying they did not have the ‘infrastructure’ in place to deal with such an event, before the country’s interior minister intervened.

A correspondent, said that many women had already gone home or failed to turn up because of police hostility, but some did make it inside for the historic night.



Also according to Daily Mail, the news was initially reported by Open Stadiums, which describes itself as: ‘A movement of Iranian Women seeking to end discrimination.’

In addiction the twitter account of Iran’s national team even shared an image of the historic moment.

The issue has become increasingly hot in recent years, with female protesters dressing up as men in order to sneak themselves inside the stadium.

Thousands also flocked to watch Iran play in Russia, knowing the Moscow authorities would not stop them, while those back home complained of the ban.


Women were last allowed inside the stadium on October 5, 1981, to watch the Tehran derby before being banned as part of sweeping reforms that took place in the wake of the Iranian revolution.

The revolution saw the pro-Western but largely corrupt monarchy ousted in favour of an Islamist government that immediately declared the country an Islamic republic.



Rights previously granted to women were abolished, conservative forms of Islamic dress enforced, and religious brigades dispatched to patrol the streets to enforce the new order.

However, Iran has been undergoing change in recent years, with women allowed back into stadium to watch some – but not all – sports.

If February this year, women were admitted to watch a basketball match at the Azadi sports complex, though not inside the main stadium itself.

Women will be allowed to drive for the first time in the Arab kingdom from this month, while they have already been allowed into cinemas and sports stadiums.

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Women who wake up early are less likely to get depressed than late risers, claim scientists

Women who wake up early as they get older are less likely to develop depression than those who love a lie-in, according to research.

Scientists say exposure to daylight affects a person’s risk of becoming depressed, and women who wake up early have a 12 to 27 per cent lower chance.

A study of more than 32,000 women with an average age of 55 found those who describe themselves as evening or intermediate types are more likely to end up with the mental illness.

It is not a curse, however, and the scientists say people who like to sleep late can help reduce their risk by getting up earlier and seeing more daylight.

The research also found night owls are less likely to be married and more likely to live alone, be smokers, and have erratic sleep patterns – all of which could increase depression risk.

But the link between sleeping preference and depression still remains even when those factors are accounted for.

The research was done by scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

It is the largest ever study of its kind and studied the effect of a woman’s chronotype – what times a person prefers to sleep and wake up – on her risk of depression.

Researchers claim chronotype affects depression risk even when exposure to daylight and working schedules are taken out of the equation.

Depression thought to affect one in ten people

‘There might be an effect of chronotype on depression risk that is not driven by environmental and lifestyle factors,’ said lead study author and director of the university’s sleep lab, Céline Vetter.

Depression is a fairly common mental health problem which can affect anyone at any age.

Around one in ten people are thought to experience it at some point in their life, and it can cause people to feel upset and to lose interest in things they used to enjoy.

What is depression?

While it is normal to feel down from time to time, people with depression may feel persistently unhappy for weeks or months on end.

Depression can affect anyone at any age and is fairly common – approximately one in ten people are likely to experience at some point in their life.

Depression is a genuine health condition which people cannot just ignore or ‘snap out of it’.

Symptoms and effects vary, but can include constantly feeling upset or hopeless, or losing interest in things you used to enjoy.

It can also cause physical symptoms such as problems sleeping, tiredness, having a low appetite or sex drive, and even feeling physical pain.

In extreme cases it can lead to suicidal thoughts.

Traumatic events can trigger it, and people with a family history may be more at risk.

It is important to see a doctor if you think you or someone you know has depression, as it can be managed with lifestyle changes, therapy or medication.

Source: NHS Choices 

Are You Attracted To Smoke? Study Reveals Most women Find Smokers Unattractive

Women are more likely to find smoking unattractive than men are, a new survey has found.

Around 56 percent of women said they would not date someone who smokes with nearly 70 percent saying they find it unattractive.

There was a lesser degree of unwillingness to date someone who vapes, often marketed as a ‘risk-free’ alternative to traditional cigarettes.

Among the participants, 46 percent of women said they would not date a vaper with about 55 percent saying it was unattractive.

The survey, conducted by Inogen, a supplemental oxygen company, looked at 1,006 single people between the ages of 18 and 76.

The participants were then asked if they were nonsmokers (57 percent), smokers (24.3 percent) or vapers (18.7 percent).

They were asked questions about if they would date someone who smokes, if they would date someone who vapes, and if either of those traits made someone more or less attractive.

Overall, 69.6 percent of women said they found that smoking made someone less attractive while only 55.1 percent said they found vaping to be unattractive.

Perhaps it is for these reasons why smokers are less likely to be upfront about their habit on online dating platforms. About 44 percent of men and 42 percent of women responded that they don’t include that detail on their profiles.

When asked what features of smoking and vaping turned people away, some contrasts appeared in the complaints about each habit.

Ninety-one percent of people said they wouldn’t date a smoker because of the smell compared to 53 percent who said they wouldn’t date a vaper due to the odor of vape ‘clouds’.


Study Shows Long-term antibiotics increase women’s risk of death by 27%

Antibiotics increase women’s risk of an early death from heart disease by inflicting irreparable damage on their gut lining, new research warns.

Those who are prescribed a dose that spans two months or more are 58 percent more likely to succumb to terminal heart issues, the study found.

In fact, their risk of premature death from all causes bumps up 27 percent.

The findings come a month after the FDA warned people against a particularly common antibiotic sold under the brand name Biaxin – which is used to treat many skin, ear, sinus and lung infections – for its link to potentially fatal heart issues.

The study is one of the first to quantify how much antibiotics affect the gut lining and heart health.

While previous studies have found antibiotic use is associated with long-lasting changes to gut microbiota, no study had examined how significant this damage would be for relatively healthy people.

‘Gut microbiota alterations have been associated with a variety of life-threatening disorders, such as cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancer,’ said lead author Dr Lu Qi, professor of epidemiology at Tulane University.

‘Antibiotic exposure affects balance and composition of the gut microbiome, even after one stops taking antibiotics.

‘So, it is important to better understand how taking antibiotics might impact risks for chronic diseases and death.’

In a collaborative study with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Qi led a team studying 37,510 women over the age of 60 who did not have heart disease or cancer at the start of the program, which spanned from 2004 until summer 2012.

Assessing each woman’s antibiotic use, they put them into four groups – not at all; fewer than 15 days; between 15 days and two months; or two or more months.

By the end, they found a clear correlation between antibiotic use and premature death risk, particularly if the course was longer.

This was true even after accounting for other factors such as diet, obesity, other medications and lifestyle.

The women who took antibiotics for two months or longer were 27 percent more likely to die from any cause, except cancer, than those who took no antibiotics at all.

In particular, a prescription for longer than two months increased risk of death from heart disease by 58 percent.

Death risk was higher still if these women had a history of antibiotic use in their middle age too.

‘Although we observed a notable association between long-term antibiotic use and risk of death, it isn’t yet clear whether long-term antibiotic use is the specific cause of the association,’ Dr Qi said.

‘For example, women who reported antibiotic use might be sicker in other unmeasured ways.

‘These results, however, contribute to a better understanding of risk factors for all-cause and cardiovascular death.

‘We now have good evidence that people who take antibiotics for long periods during adulthood may be a high-risk group to target for risk-factor modification to prevent heart disease and death.’


Why women should lie to their partners about their bank balance

Everyone is guilty of telling the odd white lie now and again, but when it comes to relationships which should be built on trust, is it ever acceptable to lie to your partner?

According to London-based psychologist and novelist Hélene Fermont even in the healthiest relationships, there are some things that you other half just doesn’t need to know about.

And the writer, who explores themes of lying in her latest novel, insists that every woman should make a point of having her own bank account – and not disclosing the balance to her partner.

‘Not being financially independent leaves you in danger of feeling trapped with someone that’s not right for you,’ she told FEMAIL. ‘Lying to protect your own freedom and safety when necessary is acceptable.


‘It’s not necessary to reveal the exact amount in the account. As long as both parties know the other is financially independent and they are honest about the important things, having funds to yourself is not an issue.

‘Even the most well-meaning and healthy relationships can fall apart, and it is important to have that ‘rainy day’ fund just in case it comes to an end. And if you don’t end up using it – at least you can feel proud that you’re not dependent on someone else.’

Helen added:  ‘Having your own financial independence and not depending on someone for a roof over your head is fundamental to being in a healthy and loving relationship. For a balanced relationship, both parties should contribute towards bills and expenditure.’

However, she added that if your partner finding out about your bank balance is an overwhelming worry, you might want to question whether or not it’s really a healthy relationship.

Another lie Helene says it’s acceptable to tell without fundamentally putting your partnership at risk is anything to do with past relationships.


· A few white lies here and there are usually innocent

· You are not obligated to reveal everything to your partner

· But repeated lying can lead to relationship breakdown

· Lying frequently snowballs into more lying

· Why do you feel the need to lie? Feeling you need to keep secrets can be a warning sign of a controlling or abusive relationship

‘When you first begin dating someone, and you are still getting to know the person – you are not obligated to disclose all information from your past relationships and the reasons they didn’t work out,’ she explained.

‘These reasons can often be very personal and you should never feel obligated to tell all. Sometimes the past is better left in the past.’

Another instance where it’s fine to tell a white lie is when someone asks for your opinion on their appearance or needs reassurance.

‘We are all guilty of paying someone we love a compliment that we don’t mean, saying something looks nice when it doesn’t, or laughing at a joke we don’t find funny. This is often because we don’t want to hurt their feelings,’ she said.

‘These small lies are generally harmless, especially when they are well meant. It is when people deliberately lie about fundamental issues that the foundations begin to crack.’

While telling a few white lies now and again may not have any dangerous impact, there can be consequences.

‘There are a few instances where it might be necessary to keep things from your loved ones – for your own health and safety – but this doesn’t come without risks,’ she explained.

‘The danger of lying is that it can frequently lead to more lying. You are stuck with an added pressure of keeping up with the lie to save yourself from being found out. It becomes a vicious cycle and cause a relationship to breakdown.

‘Consistent lying can be very destructive to both parties.’

Hélene Fermont’s new novel explores the theme of lying in relationships. His Guilty Secret is out now, available from Amazon, priced £9.99 in paperback and £3.99 as an e-book. For more information see 

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