Expert raises alarm over Nigeria’s population explosion

An expert in population issues has raised the alarm over the uncontrollable population explosion in Nigeria, saying that if it is not checked it may create more problems than expected in future for the country.

Speaking with newsmen recently, Dimos Sakellaridis, country director of DKT International Nigeria, said that if Nigeria continues its population growth without check, a time would come when the massive population will be unmanageable resulting in negative consequences.
According to him, “Nigeria currently has an estimated population of 174 million people and with the current growth rate, the population will be 450 million people by 2050. A major concern about this rapidly growing population is the fact that jobs, national infrastructures, social services, housing, health care facilities are not also growing at an Continue reading

Would you drink from a glass moulded from Kate Moss’s breast?

Champagne-loving supermodel Kate Moss has collaborated on a coupe moulded from her left breast

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Kate Moss has been made into a lot of wonderful things during her 25 years in fashion’s spotlight: gold statues, Warhol-esque paintings – but perhaps the weirdest has only just surfaced.

The 40-year-old supermodel has collaborated with a sculptor and a restaurant to create a champagne coupe moulded from her left breast – literally.

34 restaurant in London’s Mayfair, where Moss hosted her 40th birthday lunch back in January with the likes of Stella McCartney and John Galliano, commissioned British artist Jane McAdam Freud – the daughter of the late painter Lucien Freud, who Moss posed for while pregnant – to create a mould from the mother-of-one’s chest. Continue reading

Mastering the art of dressing ‘normally’

Why stand out when you can fit in? Normal is the new watchword when it comes to getting dressed

'Girls' actress Zosia Mamet stars in Gap's new 'Dress Normal' ad campaign

‘Girls’ actress Zosia Mamet stars in Gap’s new ‘Dress Normal’ ad campaign Photo: Glen Luchford

There has been a shift in the world of fashion- a stealth movement away from glitz and glamour towards the more conventional and ordinary.

This was the season that saw pool slides and Birkenstocks as the shoe of the moment, cereal boxes turned into luxury handbags and premium fashion house Chanel transform itself into a supermarket. Continue reading

Man behind Ice Bucket Challenge dies in diving accident

Corey Griffin helped make the challenge go viral in which individuals either donate money or record themselves having cold water thrown on them

File photo: Corey Griffin, who helped make the ice bucket challenge go viral has died in a diving accident
File photo: Corey Griffin, who helped make the ice bucket challenge go viral has died in a diving accident Photo: Getty (file photo: Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo takes the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
 

One of the individuals behind the Ice Bucket Challenge to support Lou Gehrig’s disease research has died in a diving accident.

Corey Griffin, 27, helped make popular the worldwide trend in which people either pledge £60 ($100) to ALS research or record themselves getting drenched by freezing cold water, then post the stunt online and challenge others to do the same.

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Victoria Beckham takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Beckham is joined by American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and a slew of models including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with a chilly soaking in the viral Ice Bucket Challenge

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UPDATE: It’s happened – Victoria Beckham and Anna Wintour have taken the Ice Bucket Challenge. The American Vogue editor-in-chief called upon seven young members of her family to help her fulfil the task, and even took two buckets of water over her famous bob. Beckham meanwhile, got all her family involved in the act and nominated Tom Ford, Katie Holmes and son Cruz Beckham. Watch the video here.

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Victoria Beckham’s The Outnet charity auction

The Outnet’s auction of some of Victoria Beckham’s most memorable dresses continues with a little green dress and a World Cup show-stopper. Plus, see what items have sold for so far

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The Outnet’s reverse auction of Victoria Beckham’s most high-profile cast-offs continues today with two very different dresses.

At 9.30am reverse bidding with start with a Louis Féraud dress, worn by Beckham in the company of burlesque star Dita Von Teese when attending the Chanel spring/summer 2008 show in Paris. At 3.30pm, the sale of the neon yellow gown wore to the 2006 World Cup party that the Beckhams hosted will open.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z’s trip to Cuba did not violate sanctions, US says

Treasury Department responds to Republicans’ request to see whether musicians violated law with wedding anniversary trip

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Beyoncé and Jay Z touring Old Havana as a body guard, left, and tour guide, right, accompany them. Photograph: Ramon Espinosa/AP

American music industry power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z did not violate US sanctions on Cuba by traveling to the communist-ruled island last year, a US government review has found.

“We found no indication that US sanctions were violated, and we concluded that the … decision not to pursue a formal investigation was reasonable,” said the review by the Treasury Department’s office of inspector general dated on Wednesday.

The four-day visit in April 2013 was a cultural trip that was fully licensed by the Treasury Department, organizers said at the time.

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Ciara “Humiliated” by Future Cheating Allegations, Rapper Breaks His Silence on Rumors

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Ciara is playing the cards close to her chest after it was revealed that she had split with fiancé Future.

A source tells E! News exclusively that “she’s very embarrassed and keeping to herself right now” and that “she’s usually so outgoing but most of her friends haven’t heard from her since the news broke.”

Our insider continued, “She’s definitely not talking about it. Who could blame her? It’s a hard time for her. She’s humiliated and angry.”

Meanwhile, the rapper broke his silence on the personal matter by posting a photo of himself on Instagram and captioning it, “I Dnt respond to rumors I respond to money.” Continue reading

Lupita Nyong’o named the 33rd Hottest Woman of 2014 by Men’s Health Mag

Conchita makes couture catwalk debut

Jean Paul Gaultier called upon Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst to add a surprising element to his Haute Couture autumn/winter 2014 finale

Conchita closing the Jean Paul Gaultier autumn/winter 2014 Haute Couture show

Conchita closing the Jean Paul Gaultier autumn/winter 2014 Haute Couture show Photo: EPA

Jean Paul Gaultier is no stranger to a celebrity on his catwalk presentations. Fashion’s enfant terrible has called upon muses Dita Von Teese, actress Rossy De Palma and singers Beth Ditto and Madonna to close his runway shows, and today’s Haute Couture spectacle was no less starry. Continue reading

Emma Watson’s rebellious take on haute couture

Actress Emma Watson chose a mixture of high street and haute fashion for her covetable front row wardrobe choices at Paris Couture Fashion Week

Emma Watson at the Valentino autumn/winter 2014 Haute Couture show

Emma Watson at the Valentino autumn/winter 2014 Haute Couture show Photo: Getty

At every fashion week there is one celebrity who appears at all the major shows dripping in designer wares thanks to some zealous courting from the labels. Last Paris Fashion Week, you might recall, it was Rihanna who hogged the limelight in a catalogue of skimpy, out-there, fur-embellished and jauntily luxe ensembles. It’s a hard life, right?

At this week’s Paris Haute Couture presentations it was Emma Watson who stepped into the starry ring. But unlike RiRi’s colourful spectacle, the actress went down a decidedly dark route, rarely straying from an all-black colour palette. Continue reading

Zoe Saldana: July’s most fashionable

The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star has ignored the piqued media interest in her baby bump and focused her attention on some chic style choices for her new film’s promo tour

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Zoe Saldana in Valentino Resort 2014 Photo: Reuters

Spare a thought for Zoe Saldana. While the globe’s biggest gossipers are fixated on the actress’s growing baby bump – Is she having twins? Why hasn’t she confirmed it yet? – the 32-year-old is having to haul the two (or three) of them on her latest promo tour for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.

With every red carpet appearance and press junket Saldana has had to face the fitting room trial of ready-to-wear versus maternity wear. And if she has slipped into the realm of adjustable waist bands we haven’t seen proof. Continue reading

Chloe Nørgaard to open the Instamatic colour salon in Covent Garden

Model Chloe Nørgaard is the queen of crazy hair colour and is set to open the doors to the Wella Instamatic pop-up salon so we can get the (semi-permanent) rainbow look too

Chloe Nørgaard to open the Instamatic colour salon

Chloe Nørgaard to open the Instamatic colour salon Photo: Mikael Jansson/Benetton

Crazy colours have been working their way into hair trends slowly but surely with poster girl model Chloe Nørgaard leading the pastel revolution – and with Lily Allen, Nicole Richie and Kylie Jenner at her side. So revolutionary in fact, that now a wash of lilac, rose or cornflower actually isn’t ‘crazy’ at all – just ask celebrity colourist Josh Wood, whose high-fashion clients have all been flirting with pastel washes recently. Continue reading

Karlie Kloss is the new face of Chanel beauty

…Or did she just become its profile? Either way, top American model Karlie Kloss is the latest ambassador for Chanel beauty with a new campaign for Coco Noir

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Karlie Kloss becomes the face of Chanel beauty

Chanel’s beauty house is the latest to sign American model Karlie Kloss – the friendly face of fashion, and Taylor Swift’s new best friend, apparently.

Joining Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley and Gisele Bündchen, the 22-year-old beauty becomes the latest beauty for Chanel, specifically for its perfume Coco Noir. Already signed by Marc Jacobs to front his Lola perfume, Kloss is a dab hand at fronting a fragrance you see. Continue reading

Fitness Truths: focus over fads

It’s consistency over crazes every time when it comes to getting a better body, says our fitness blogger and founder of W10 Performance

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Most of us are looking for ways to get the most out of our workouts, so picking approaches and exercises that will give us the most bang-for-our buck is important. The problem however, is that there are literally thousands of approaches, systems and exercises available to us, and it is easy to get lost amongst it all, not knowing what is right and where is best to start. So how do we cut through all it all and how do we decide what is useful and what is not? Continue reading

All hail the flat shoe

At the beginning, it was personal – but then Hannah Rochell’s love for horizontally-soled shoes begat a blog and a book. Here, she explains why she’s just not feeling heels, and presents her edit of the finest new-season flat shoes

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It took an intense period of high‑heel wearing to discover just how much I love putting my feet in flats. When I first started out in fashion (working with Lisa Armstrong of this parish, in fact) I felt that I really ought to wear heels. After all, everyone else in fashion did – it seemed to be mandatory. So even though I’d never been a lover of heels in my previous life, I stepped up.

The introduction of this strange, oddly angled footwear into my wardrobe proved instantly difficult: I’m a bit of a tomboy, so working out what to wear with them was challenging. But even worse than wardrobe-compatibility was the issue of comfort. Heels can be painful, or they can be slightly- Continue reading

Did Beyoncé Photoshop Her Thigh Again in Her Latest Instagram Shot?

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Oh, Beyoncé, we get it, pretty hurts.

The “Drunk in Love” singer shared a snap of herself sitting on an outdoor couch, seemingly enjoying some down town after hitting the road nonstop for her and Jay Z‘s On the Run tour this summer.

But is it just us or does it look like her latest Instagram photo has been altered? Not that this wouldn’t be the first time that the Queen Bey has been accused of Photoshopping her Instagram pics… Continue reading

Kelly Rowland’s Favorite Fashion Tips For Expecting Moms

When it comes to fashion, Kelly Rowland has always played by her own rules.

If you remember that super-revealing Georges Chakra gown she wore to the 2013 Grammy Awards, you’ll know she likes to have fun with her style. “We dare to be different, right?” she told HuffPost Style.

The 33-year-old mom-to-be is fearless, especially when it comes to maternity style. And as the spokeswoman for Caress, she’s teaming up with the beauty brand for an #AmpYourFab photo contest to inspire more women to live everyday more fabulously. Continue reading

15 Sex Tips from the Bedrooms of Real Women

If you want to know what real women think and dream about in the bedroom, we got the scoop for you right here.

Just because it’s getting chilly outside doesn’t mean that your sex life can’t stay smokin’ hot. After a hectic summer filled with beach days, long nights and way too many weddings, autumn is actually the perfect to devote a little one-on-one time to your partner, particularly between the sheets. So read on to find out what real women love, from frisky foreplay ideas to the surest way to an earthquaking orgasm.

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2015: Nigeria’ll not break-up, says Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday said contrary to the predictions of those he described as doom’s day prophets, the 2015 general elections would not disintegrate Nigeria.
 
Rather, he said the elections would come and go while the country would stand stronger.
 
Jonathan gave the assurance while declaring open a conference organised by the Interfaith Initiative For Peace in Abuja.

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