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REAL OR FAKE?
let’s examine BREAST CANCER BREAKTHROUGHS OF 2013
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CONTENTS FALL FASHION 2013
REAL OR FAKE?
BREAST CANCER BREAKTHROUGHS FOR 2013 pg 12
STOVE TOP JERK CHICKEN
B*TCH SLAP YOUR CREDIT CARD DEBT
UPCOMING EVENTS PG 23
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RALEIGH CARIBMASK 2013 PHOTO BY: Ernesto Sue Photography
Leather Pieces for the Ladies The material has grown up this season, lending a tough edge to seriously sophisticated silhouettes, from peplum tops to polished pencil skirts .
Real or fake? Y
ou've probably wondered this more than a few times while checking out a hottie at the bar. Well, since you can't just outright touch her breasts off the bat, and since you don't know her well enough to ask, you're going to have to rely on the tell-tale signs, which can be hard to spot.
Most breasts aren't perfect orbs and they usually aren't identical. Be on the lookout for the way they hold in place as she moves around (especially her arms), and how they stay almost the same dimension -- instead of flattening out -- whether she reaches back or even stretches. Furthermore, when she bends over, you should see them fall if they're real.
Here are the things to look for through her Watch out for women wearing a constrictive bra clothes that will let you know if she's the real to make them come together. The overall shape McCoy or Silicone Ali. will still not look right. With such a bra, you won't what to look for be able to notice the outer circles contouring the Unnatural shape breasts. 8
On the topic of odd breast shapes, the top of her breasts are bubbled up -- just like bubble butts. Fake boobs defy gravity, so they might look like they're bubbling up. Natural breasts follow a more natural sliding curve line from top to bottom.
Real breasts are mostly fat, which gives them a jiggle quality; if they look more like solid muscle, you may be in the presence of a pair of fake ones. If they look like balloons that are about to burst, beware. Real boobs do grow with weight gain, but the skin has time to grow with the fat.
High up (if she's not wearing a bra)
Breasts should be at about armpit height. But some bad breast jobs start them way too high on the chest, as if she has two flotation devices strapped to her chin. If a woman is not wearing a bra and sports C-sized orbs that stand up, then it's pretty easy to figure out. The hard ones to pick out are the B cups. They can look real but then you need to spot small abnormalities that a normal breast wouldn't have.
Too far apart
a glance at them. Nipples are seldom perfect, but a bad boob job may put them too high, too low, or not pointing in the same direction.
but she doesn’t want people to know. She’ll be proud of her appearance, but she’ll steer attention and conversation away from her breasts. In other words, she’ll look great, Stretch marks but she won’t dress or act like This usually stems from the the hottest girl in the room. surgery. Skin stretches as we watch out for the enemy of the grow, but stretched skin can detector also leave marks -- usually little red lines. If she went too big or The padded bra her doctor wasn’t that great, A padded bra does two things you might spot the stretch that fake boobs do: It enhances size and it fights gravity. marks. However, if she’s a yo-yo dieter, she may have gained and lost a In the case of a padded bra, bunch of weight, which would a trained eye can see how also cause stretch marks. the breast fills it. If it is filled out and looks very firm, then Watch out for this. there’s a good chance that Disproportional body they’re fake. That likeliness You can usually tell if her drops if the bra is too small and breasts are fake by comparing is overfilled. Then again, in that them to the rest of her body. case, fake breasts will still keep Although there is the rare a good shape whereas the real woman who has a smoking ones might overflow in the bra. body and unusually large natural breasts, more than a The stuffed bra few women make the mistake This the equivalent of a guy of going too large. Fortunately, putting a sock in his pants. They these women are easy to spot. do give a nice overall shape If she has a dancer’s body and to the breast, but the guy will breasts like a porn star, that be disappointed with the real could be a good indication. If deal. you have your doubts, check them out while she’s moving. Female body inspector If they’re fake, they won’t While it’s fun to wonder about follow her body movements. the different women you see, For example, if she waves to a it’s probably not a good idea to spend all of your time trying to friend, they stay put. stare at women’s chests trying to figure out if hers are real or She’s too confident Confidence comes in two fake. Look at a couple of faces every now and then. flavors:
If you can fit your fist between her breasts, they’re probably fake (think Tori Spelling). The doctor should have scraped the pectoral tendons to give them The crude: She wants to flaunt a more natural emplacement, her new assets. That can be anything from the way she but he didn’t. dresses -- emphasizing her breasts with low-cut, revealing Asymmetrical nipples True, you don’t always see and bra-less attire, to talking nipples through clothes, but about her breasts -- if she’s if she’s wearing a see-through really bold. top, a really tight shirt or even if it’s just a little cold out, take The prude: She got them done,
Anyway, in the end, does it really matter? Find a woman you like, give her your best line, and find out for yourself if they’re real or fake. Or, hit up a strip club for practice. Resource: www.sexinfo101.com
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Big Breast Cancer Breakthroughs of 2013 source: Huffingtonpost.com
By Ginny Graves
es, it's true: One in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her life. Still.
The fact is, "we've done a great job of increasing awareness of the disease, but prevention should be the goal for the next decade," says Marc Hurlbert, PhD, executive director of the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade. That doesn't mean experts haven't made enormous progress: There's a lot of (very) hopeful news on how to treat the condition more permanently and less painfully, find it at an earlier (and more beatable) stage and even keep from getting it in the first place. Read on for reassurance and empowerment.
A great reason to work out
We know that exercise can reduce your breast cancer risk, but thanks to new research from the University of Minnesota, we're learning how it may have that effect: "Exercise seems to change the way your body handles estrogen, which often fuels breast cancer," explains study co-author Mindy Kurzer, PhD. A recent University of North Carolina study has also taught us that even a few hours of 12
physical activity a week can lower your risk, and the more you do, the greater the benefit seems to be (as long as you keep your weight in check, too). "Nearly 30 studies have shown that women who exercise at a moderate to vigorous level for three to four hours per week reduce their risk by 30 to 40 percent," Kurzer says. "That's about the same benefit that one gets from tamoxifen -- one of our best breast cancer prevention drugs."
Cancer-fighting food exists
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health recently linked vegetable consumption to a lower risk of estrogen receptor-negative (ER-negative) breast cancer, an aggressive type that isn't fueled by hormones and affects about 15 to 20 percent of women with breast cancer, particularly younger women. Meanwhile, another study revealed that women with higher blood levels of carotenoids -- micronutrients found in fruits and vegetables -- also had a lower risk of ER-negative cancer. Moreover, berries have been shown in recent studies to reduce the number of ER-positive tumors -- the type of breast cancer that affects 70 percent of sufferers, says Harini Aiyer, PhD, a research scientist at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She adds, "I recommend eating a cup of berries every day."
New option women
Earlier this year, the American Society of Clinical Oncology recommended that doctors discuss the use of exemestane -- a drug currently used only for breast cancer patients -- with healthy postmenopausal women at increased risk of the disease (say, due to a family history) after a clinical trial showed it reduces the risk of ER-positive breast cancer by up to 73 percent compared
with a placebo. Translation: Like tamoxifen and medical centers in the U.S. offer this approach, another breast cancer drug called raloxifene, called intraoperative radiation therapy. exemestane could help fend off cancer in women who are more likely to get the disease. No cancer left behind A device called MarginProbe, which was Breast density matters approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Several states require health facilities to Administration (FDA) last year, can be used by notify women if they have dense breast tissue surgeons after they've removed a tumor to (information you can get from a mammogram). assess whether cells on the tumor's margins are "Having very dense breasts increases your hard or soft. (Cancerous cells tend to be harder breast cancer risk at least twofold," says because they contain more collagen.) "Then Karla Kerlikowske, MD, a professor in the we can remove additional tissue right there, departments of medicine and epidemiology/ instead of having the woman return for more biostatistics at the University of California, San surgery at a later date," says Deanna J. Attai, Francisco (UCSF). Dense tissue packs more of MD, a breast surgeon at the Center for Breast the types of cells that could possibly promote Care in Burbank, Calif. "It's incredible." cancer and also makes it harder to see tumors on a mammogram -- one reason mammography Game-changing medications doesn't work as well on younger women, who Kadcyla is one of the most exciting drugs in tend to have denser tissue. If you're in the cancer care because it works like a smart bomb: dense group, ask for digital mammography, It delivers chemo straight to the cancer cells which helps doctors detect abnormalities more and spares the healthy bystanders," says Erica easily than with the analog version. (Your doc Mayer, MD, a breast oncologist at the Danamay recommend an ultrasound or MRI as Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Designed well.) And use the Breast Cancer Surveillance for women with metastatic HER2-positive Consortium's groundbreaking new calculator to breast cancer (a type in which the cancer cells determine your five-year risk of developing the make too much of a protein known as HER2/ neu) that has grown despite treatments with disease. chemotherapy and a traditional medication A better tech tool called Herceptin, Kadcyla "extends lives and There's a new, 3-D version of digital decreases chemotherapy-related side effects, mammography, called digital breast such as diarrhea and rashes," Dr. Mayer says. tomosynthesis, which can detect more invasive Meanwhile, in April the FDA named a new cancers than its 2-D forerunner because it drug -- palbociclib -- a "breakthrough therapy," produces a more complete image, particularly thanks to a recent study in which it helped for women with dense breast tissue. Though 3-D improve progression-free survival by 18 months screening isn't covered by most insurance yet, in women with advanced ER-positive, HER2"I'm guessing that will change in the next few negative cancer compared with standard years as the technology becomes more widely chemotherapy alone. available," says John Huff, MD, chief of breast imaging at the Vanderbilt University Breast Center. "It's going to prove to be a powerful Chemo with less hair loss The FDA has recently approved a phase II technique." pivotal trial for the DigniCap, a cap worn during Safer radiation in less time chemotherapy that circulates coolant through For women with small ER-positive tumors -- its inner layer, reducing the delivery of toxins about two-thirds of breast cancer patients, says to the hair follicle. In a small pilot study, the Holly Pederson, MD, a medical breast specialist device allowed most women with early-stage at the Cleveland Clinic -- studies have shown breast cancer receiving chemotherapy to that undergoing one high dose of radiation preserve the majority of their hair. "Most breast during a lumpectomy is as effective as six weeks cancer research is focused on prevention and of postsurgical radiation. Plus, there's less treatment, as it should be," says Hope S. Rugo, risk of harming healthy lung and heart tissue. MD, lead investigator of the trial and director of That's because the radiation is delivered to a the breast oncology and clinical trials education 1-centimeter area surrounding the lumpectomy at UCSF. "But if we can enhance patients' quality cavity, versus the whole breast. About 40 of life, too, that's a good thing." 13
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A Non Traditional Stove Top Jerk Chicken. source:caribbeanpot.com
There’s been a lot of discussion, hate and much love for this recipe after I posted the recipe video online. In an effort to prevent the traditionalists from getting uneasy when they go through this recipe, let me be clear that this is NOT a traditional jerk chicken recipe. This stove top jerk chicken recipe is mainly for anyone who do not have access to either a bbq, grill and/or pimento wood. It’s an effort to mimic the flavors you’ve come to enjoy from classic jerk, but with the convenience of using a sauce pan. BTW, for those of you who wrote in asking for a gravy to go with your jerk chicken.. stay tuned, this gravy will blow your socks off!
You’ll Need…. 3lbs chicken drums Marinade 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 8 pimento berries (or 1 teaspoon ground allspice) 3 scallions 2 cloves garlic 1/4 cup vinegar 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon ginger 6 springs thyme 1 med onion 1/4 cup apple juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 scotch bonnet pepper 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Place all the ingredients mention for the marinade into a food processor of blender (chop finely and mix well if you don’t have access to a blender), then pour it over the washed/drained chicken pieces and allow it to marinate for at least 2 hours in the fridge. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a deep sauce pan (tip – use a non stick pan for better browning), knock off most of the marinade off the chicken pieces and brown on med-high heat. Takes about 10 minutes or so to get some colour. Add in the honey and tomato paste and give it a good stir. This will add some lovely colour to the dish and the honey will help balance off the heat of the scotch bonnet pepper. P0ur in the lemon juice and chicken stock followed by 3/4 cup of the jerk marinade the chicken was sitting in. Turn the heat up to bring it to a boil. Then reduce to a simmer, cover the pot and let it cook for 20 minutes. Now remove the lid and turn up the heat to burn off any excess liquid. Here’s where you’ll taste it for salt (adjust accordingly) and thicken the gravy to the desired consistency.
1 tablespoon veg oil juice 1/2 lemon 1 cup chicken stock 2 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon honey * garnish with chopped parsley
Your kitchen will have the wonderful scent of the ginger, spices and herbs from the marinade and to be quite honest you’ll be counting down the minutes to dive in. Garnish with some chopped parsley and get ready to enjoy some of the most delicious jerk chicken NOT made the traditional way. It may take on the appearance of stewed chicken, but I assure you there’s no mistaken the jerk elements of this tasty dish. 17
Trinidad & Tobago Named Happiest Country in the Caribbean by Kimberly Wilson source: blackenterprise.com
The destinationâ€™s bourgeoning culinary scene, world renowned beaches and numerous festivals bring out the happiness in both locals and visitors alike.
ver wonder why Trinis are so happy? Well, it’s not just because of Carnival and Callaloo. According to the World Happiness Report from the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network released on September 8th, the destination ranked highest in happiness in the Caribbean and 31st in the world. This isn’t surprising however. With its vibrant lifestyle, dynamic mix of culture, booming business center, strong government and, of course, Carnival, which is the largest cultural festival in the Caribbean, there’s no surprise that the dual-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago leads the way in happiness in the Caribbean. According to the study there were six key variables factored into its conclusions: “Real GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, having someone to count on, perceived freedom to make life choices, freedom from corruption and generosity.”
The destination’s bourgeoning culinary scene and numerous festivals, combined with local steel pan music and world-renowned beaches, bring out the happiness in both locals and visitors alike. Whether sampling street food on “The Avenue” [Ariapita Avenue], moving to the music at cultural and food festivals, getting a taste of adventure in the mountains of Trinidad or unwinding on Pigeon Point beach in Tobago, Trinbagonians have plenty of reasons to smile. In addition, with 15 public holidays last year, Trinidad and Tobago is among the top ten countries in the world for the number of public holidays. Who wouldn’t want a few extra days off from work/school per year?
How to B*tch-Slap Your Credit Card Debt
Credit card debt is to your finances what Cheetos are to your diet. Cosmo columnist Alexa von Tobel, CEO of LearnVest.com, spells out how to steer clear of it in the first placeâ€”and do damage control if you've already racked some up. source:cosmopolitan.com
Don't Blow It Off These days, the average person graduates college with $4000 in credit card debt, but because most of your friends are in the same boat, it's easy to feel like carrying a balance is NBD. Yeah, don't be fooled: With an average interest rate of 17 percent, that four grand is designed to grow faster than the Kardashian empire, so it's key to get it under control as soon as you can. Step Away From the Store Card Tune out when salespeople ask if you want to save 20 percent by opening up a card. With short grace periods and ridic interest rates, retail CCs are practically designed to fuck with your finances. 20
Find "The One" A good credit card has the same qualities as a good boyfriend: It's fair, generous, and always there for you. Pick one with a reasonable interest rate (15 percent or under) that gives you rewards or cash back minus the annual fee. And make sure the company has a mobile app so that you can keep track of your spending on the go. Compare card details at BankRate.com. Rein It In Rather trim Al Roker's nose hair than create a budget? Luckily, LearnVest has a brilliant, free tool called Money Center that makes it relatively painless. Link up your accounts and it'll break down where your money is going and where it should go: 50 percent towards essentials (rent, car payments, etc.), 20 percent for the future
(401K plan, retirement, paying off debt), and 30 percent for lifestyle (all the fun stuff). For $69, LearnVest will also hook you up with a certified financial planner to walk you through budgeting and advise you on how to trim costs. Get Creative Look carefully at what you're spending on each month, and figure out how to cut back. Instead of a cable subscription, watch shows online for free. Swap pre-washed mesclun greens for a cheaper head of lettuce. Eat out a max of once a week. Also, find ways to score extra cash: Sell clothes you haven't worn in over a year, babysit on the weekends, whatever. Plan Your Attack The order in which you pay off your debt matters. First, take care of the minimum payment on all of your cards. Next, pay down the CC with the highest interest rate. Then, tackle the one with the nexthighest rate, and so on. Don't Wait Interest rates compound daily, not annually, meaning that every day you wait to pay down debt, the more you owe. So instead of holding off until the end of the month when you get your statement to make a payment, take action as soon as you have cash to spare. Go on a Cash Diet Credit cards make it too easy to spend because swiping a piece of plastic sort of doesn't feel like real money. Actually watching the cash evaporate from your wallet is a whole other storyâ€”studies have found that people are more frugal when they pay with bills. Plus, it helps you stick to a budget because you can limit the amount you take out of the ATM each week. Use Your Powers of Persuasion Negotiating with your credit card companies can nab you a better interest rate or workable payment plan. There's no guarantee they'll be game to help, but since it's in their best interest to get you debtfree, it's def worth a shot. Make a Move If you have a crystal clear tactic for paying off debt in a short period of time (for example, you received an inheritance or scored a fab bonus), consider signing up for a balance transfer card with a zero percent interest rate. You can shift your debt to this card and avoid the whopping fees most CCs charge for hanging onto a balance. The hitch? The zero percent offer only lasts about six months, after which it skyrockets. So only go this route if you've got a solid plan in place. Take Drastic Measures Are things really really bad? If you're about to default, contact a credit card debt counselor from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. For a small fee, they'll help you set up a debt management plan and get your interest rates lowered. 21
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