Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 – 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave
2. Michael Jackson
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop.
3. Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as “The King” He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including “Heartbreak Hotel” “Hound Dog” “Jailhouse Rock” “Love me Tender” Elvis debuted in the movie “Love me Tender” and focused less on his music and continued that way.
4. Robert Plant
Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .
6. Whitney Houston
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music’s best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 .
7. John Lennon
John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.
8. Bruce Dickinson
Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.
9. Frank Sinatra
Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.
10. Axl Rose
William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as ‘Axl Rose’, is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.
Our natural hair is exposed to chemicals and extreme heat usually from styling tools all in an attempt to make our natural hair appear longer, smoother and straight.
Growing our natural hair faster doesn’t require so much. It all depends solely on knowing the perfect and right product for your hair type.
4 ways to grow your natural hair faster
1. Apply Mostly shampoos : strip the hair of its natural oil after use. So it is advisable for all natural hair to begin their wash days with a pre-poo treatment. A pre poo treatment is a treatment that is applied on the hair before using shampoo. You can make your own pre-poo treatment from the comfort of your home, using a protein-based conditioner or any essential oil of your choice.
2. Always use a conditioner after every wash : Conditioners help to restore oils and moisture to your hair.
3. Keep your hair moisturized always: This is actually one of the best things you can do for your hair. Having enough moisture helps to promote fast hair growth and protects the hair from breakage and split ends. All you need to do is get a spray bottle, fill it up with water, glycerin and any essential oil and just go ahead to give your hair a good spritz from time to time.
4. Use hair growth oils( or Sheabutter): It is important to use oils that protect and promote hair growth. These oils are very good at encouraging natural hair to grow faster. When applying such growth oil, it is important to massage deeply to ensure it gets into the hair follicles.
Here are the top ten richest drug Lord in history by money.inc
10. Al Capone: $1.3 Billion
This famous American crime boss often went by the name of “Scarface” but he was born Alphonse Gabriel Capone. He was the child of immigrants from Italy, and one of nine children born to Gabriele and Teresa Capone. The Capones had come from the town of Angri, lived for a time in Fiume, Austria-Hungary, and then sailed by ship to America to settle in Brooklyn, New York. Though Capone was a promising Catholic school student, he eventually was expelled because he hit one of the women teachers in the face. After that, he took on a variety of odd jobs in Brooklyn and mentored with Johnny Torrio, the gangster. Capone worked his way through small gangs to more powerful ones, and eventually followed Torrio to work as a brothel bouncer. His work came with the side benefit of syphilis, which contracted when he was about 20 years old. By the time he was 26, Capone took over control of the crime group Torrio headed. The organization had illegal breweries and liquor transportation in a crime network that extended into Canada. Topping it off was the protection given to the network from politicians and law enforcement. He became a celebrity, known for his jewelry, custom suits, expensive cigars, extravagant foods and drinks and plenty of women. He was imprisoned for violating the prohibition laws, and for tax evasion, even though his criminal activities often centered on presumptions of physical brutality and murder. Capone served time in Alcatraz and the Federal Correctional Institution at Terminal Island, CA, the Atlanta U.S. Penitentiary, and the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. He died from a stroke, pneumonia and cardiac arrest in his mansion on Palm Island, Florida after struggling with symptoms caused by the late stages of syphilis
9. Griselda Blanco: $2 Billion
She was a member of the Medellín Cartel, a Colombian drug lady, and part of the Miami underworld of cocaine drug trading. She is said to be the trafficker responsible for perhaps 200 murders during the time she transported cocaine from Colombia to Southern California, Miami, and New York. She was born in Cartagena and was shot do death in Medellín at the age of 69. She started her criminal life picking pockets and looting. She was a historic figure in drug trafficking from Colombia to the United States. Her drug network was violent, lawless and free-wheeling. Her corrupt business practices created revenues from drug distribution said to be more than $80.000.000 USD every month. Her competitors eventually made attempts to assassinate her, so she escaped to California. She was arrested and spend ten years in jail but ran her cocaine empire from prison. She was equally comfortable with guns, cocaine, and a bisexual lifestyle. Court proceedings revealed that she had killed random bystanders, her business competitors, strippers, a boy who was just four years old, and three of her former husbands. According to one of her sons, she eventually embraced a new life as a born-again Christian.
Griselda Blanco Restrepo carries several nicknames:
Queen of Narco-Trafficking
La Dama de la Mafia
8. Carlos Lehder: $2.7 Billion
Carlos Enrique Lehder Rivas is serving prison time in the United States. As a Colombian drug lord, he co-founded the Medellin Cartel. He operated a massive cocaine transportation network in the Bahamas on Norman’s Cay Island. He is significant for founding Muerte a Secuestradores, the paramilitary organization focused on retaliation against guerrillas who kidnapped cartel families and members. He also founded the National Latin Movement, which was described as neo-Nazi in its politics and focused on destroying the extradition treaty existing between Colombia and the United States. Charged with drug trafficking, kidnapping and murder, Lehder’s downfall came when he attracted attention to his Norman’s Cay operations by openly bribing officials in the Bahamas. Lehder’s father is German and his mother is Columbian. His family owned a used car business, and Lehder began is path toward a life of crime by stealing American cars to sell in the family business. It is believed that Lehder continues to serve 55 years of a lfie without parole sentence plus an additional 135 years. But, because he agreed to testify against Manuel Noriega, it is also thought that Lehder is living in the witness protection program.
7. Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela and His Brother: $3 Billion
Gilberto and his brother Miguel joined together with José Santacruz Londoño to form the Cali Cartel. It was named for its city base of Santiago de Cali. Cali as access to the Pacific Coast, which is its major distinction from other Colombian cities. The brothers began trafficking marijuana and then added cocaine. The Cali Cartel differed from the violent Medellín Cartel by using bribery to reach its goals. Gilberto was arrested when the Colombian National Police raided his home. Gilberto had evaded the police earlier because he hid in a bathroom cabinet along with a tank of oxygen. He was convicted and sent to prison to serve a 15-year sentence. He was freed for a time, and then recaptured. Giberto and Miguel were both extradited to the United States and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import cocaine and subsequently conspiracy to engage in laundering money. Gilberto is serving 30 years at the Butner, North Carolina Federal Correctional Institution. The brothers agreed to plead guilty in exchange for obtaining immunity for 29 members of their family.
6. Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha: $5 Billion
Known as El Mexicano, Gacha was killed at the age of 42 by police. He had made enemies with the DEA, the Cali Cartel, the Colombian government, the FARC guerrillas and Victor Carranza and his so-called emerald guild. Eventually, his enemies collaborated to break him. The Cali Cartel infiltrated his organization and the rest shared intelligence reports with the government. Informants contributed to Gacha’s locations and eventually a huge raid took place. Gacha was killed by helicopter-mounted machine gun fire. His funeral was attended by thousands of mourners from Pacho, where residents commended his work to renovate town buildings. Gacha had prospered in drug trafficking, and he was a known killer. He developed a lucrative alliance with the Ochoa family, and that grew into the Medellín Cartel. Gacha was the pioneer of new drug trafficking routes in Houston, Texas, Los Angeles, California, and Mexico. His love for the popular culture of Mexico earned him his nickname, and he capitalized on his passion by owning horse, farms and wealth. His operations stretched from Panama to California and beyond. He set up the largest jungle laboratory for making and packing cocaine named Tranquilandia. There were two thousand workers who lived in dormitories at the complex and when it was finally destroyed by the DEA and the Columbian National Police more than 13 metric tons of cocaine were destroyed as well.
5. Khun Sa: $5 Billion
Khun Sa is the Burmese AKA for the Chinese Zhang Qifu. He was born in Burma and spent his early years training with the Burmese Army and the Kuomintang. He eventually fought to establish his own territory, which allowed him to conduct extensive opium smuggling in the Golden Triangle. From 1976 and for twenty years following, he dominated the opium traffic. He used the support of both Burmese and Thai governments to accomplish his goals. His massive network earned him the title “Opium King”. His work as a drug warlord extended internationally. When American Drug Enforcement Agency broke the links he had established with his international brokers, he closed down operations and moved to Yangon to live with his mistresses in great wealth.
4. Jorge Luis Ochoa Vásquez and His Brothers: $6 Billion
Jorge, Juan David, and Fabio Ochoa were primary members of the dangerous Medellín Cartel during the later years of the 1980s. The brothers were notorious for their cooperation in manufacturing, distributing, and marketing cocaine. The Ochoa brothers originally were part of a cattle- breeding family that also did business with family restaurants. Their movement into the narcotics business began during the 1970s, and their cartel was founded by Jorge. The Columbian family was involved in numerous arrests, indictments, and extradition attempts in various countries, but by 1984 their power was so grounded that the cartel made a public announcement that each Columbian extradition would result in ten murdered Columbian judges. Jorge was listed in Forbes as one of the top twenty richest men in the world. His personal estimated worth in 1987 was close to $3 billion.
3. Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar: $6.7 Billion
Dawood Ibrahim is from Mumbai, india. He founded D-Company, a crime syndicate organized in India. In 2003, he earned the rank of global terrorist. In 2011, he earned the spot of third on World’s Ten Most-Wanted Criminals. He’s been charged with terrorism, drug trafficking, extortion, murder, and targeted killing. He currently lives in Karachi, Pakistan. It is believed that he controls the money transferring system called hawala. It’s an informal value transfer method which depends on honorable cash movement within a network of money brokers. The United Stated Department of the Treasury has attempted to monitor his smuggling routes and narcotics shipments. His organization operates in India, South Asia, Africa, the UK, Western Europe and the Middle East, and shares similar networks with al-Qaeda. Many concerted efforts have taken place to have Ibrahim brought to justice in India, but he maintains Pakistani passports and residents and reports indicate that he may have shifted operations to the Pakistani-Afghanistan border. His D-Company has also been linked to the Bollywood industry, as numerous studios and films were financed, and threatened and extorted by it. The film Shootout at Wadala is about Ibrahim’s D-Company and its growing influence.
2. Amado Carrillo Fuentes: $25 Billion
He was known as “The Lord of the Skies” because he transported drugs using his huge fleet of jets. He also viciously took over the Juárez Cartel when he assassinated his boss. Once Rafael Aguilar Guajardo was dead, it opened the way for Fuentes to become the cartel head. Fuentes came from a family of 11 children, and once he learned the drug trafficking trade, he added his brothers, and his son, as his employees. The empire he built was a multi-billion-dollar drug trafficking machine. In Mexico and the United states, authorities were determined to capture him. In an effort to evade them, Fuentes tried to have his appearance changed with plastic surgery. The operation wasn’t successful, and he died from surgical complications from either a respirator which malfunctioned or medication. He’d had his bodyguards with him in the operating room to watch over the July surgery. In November, the two surgeons who operated on him were found dead. Their bodies had apparently been tortured, and then encased in steel drums filled with concrete. A fictionalized version of his life, starring Rafael Amaya, called El Señor de los Cielos (The Lord of the Skies) was aired on Telemundo for several years.
1. Pablo Escobar: $30 Billion
The notorious narcoterrorist and drug lord from Colombia was born Pablo Emilion Escobar Gaviria. He was the leader of a cartel known to have smuggled 80% of the cocaine in the United States. The King of Cocaine earned his title for having an annual personal income of more than $21.9 billion per year. He was from Rionegro and grew up in Medellín. He was a university student in Medellín for a time, but left before earning a degree to sell fake lottery tickets, contraband cigarettes, and to steal motor vehicles. He developed a skill for infiltrating the United States drug market and specialized in cocaine smuggling. He is credited with establishing the first successful smuggling routes leading into the U.S. His Medellín Cartel was known for murders and massacres of politicians and law enforcement officials. Though he became popular for building football fields and house in Columbia, the city also earned the title of the world’s murder capital. Colombian National Police killed Escobar when he was just 44 years old.
5. Iraqi Girl Crying After Her Family Died At A Checkpoint
Title: Iraqi Girl at Checkpoint, Tal Afar, Iraq, 2005
The blood-spattered, five-year-old girl at the Iraqi checkpoint showed a glimpse of a wider story. Samar Hassan’s parents were driving her brother back from the hospital when US soldiers opened fire. The soldiers had feared that the car was full of suicide bombers and gunned them down.
Only afterward did they see that it was a civilian family. These kinds of arbitrary civilian casualties were common during the Iraq War because soldiers were given liberal rights to take any means necessary to protect themselves.
In 2005, photographer Chris Hondros took one of the few images of this nature that reached popular imagination in the West. He delivered the picture despite orders to keep it. The order was due to the tight control over war photography at the time and because photographers found it too dangerous to travel there. Hondros died in the 2011 civil war in Libya.
The child’s face represented the civilian’s pain during the war. It is one of the most important photographs of the Iraq War. It also sowed skepticism in the public when they saw the people they were supposedly trying to help. The photo reached the Pentagon, and policies about checkpoints were changed due to the image.
4. Vulture Waiting For Girl To Die
Title: The Vulture and the Little Girl, Ayod, South Sudan, 1993
Pictures can tell the truth with light and timing. In the bright day, the child was too weak to stand. She was only one of many in a South Sudan that was gradually starving to death. A vulture landed nearby to watch and wait for her to die.With the photographer nearby and the child still crawling, the vulture did not draw nearer. The girl supposedly made it to the feeding center nearby. Yet the picture became a “metaphor of Africa’s despair.”People knew that the Sudanese were starving. But when this was published in The New York Times in 1993, it opened many eyes. And it made hundreds ask: Why didn’t the photographer help the child?He chased the vulture away but left her to continue her painful crawl. Not everyone realized that photojournalists were told not to touch famine victims for fear of spreading disease.There was an outpouring of accusation toward Kevin Carter. Was it a photojournalist’s duty to intervene? A year after taking the picture, Carter took his own life.
3. A Fall From A Building Captured On Camera
Title: Fire Escape Collapse, Boston, Massachusetts, 1975
Where should the line be drawn for releasing disturbing images? The photographer thought he was taking pictures of a routine rescue. The godmother and her goddaughter were crowded on the fire escape where a firefighter was moving to help.In the midst of the rescue, the fire escape collapsed. The photographer continued to take photos, freezing the terrible fall in picture. The victims seemed to be swimming through the air, their expressions clear in that instant.Photographer Stanley Forman turned away before they hit the ground because he didn’t want to see their deaths. The godmother, Diana Bryant, died when she hit the ground. But miraculously, she cushioned the fall for her two-year-old goddaughter, Tiare, who survives to this day.Forman won the Pulitzer Prize for his work. Almost overnight, fire escape safety became a nationwide debate. It led to numerous municipalities throughout the US changing their fire escape safety codes.
2. Young refugee lying lifeless
Title: Death of Alan Kurdi, Bodrum, Turkey, 2015
When photographer Nilufer Demir came across the two-year-old Syrian boy washed up on the shore, Alan looked like he was sleeping. Demir took the pictures because that was “the only way to express the scream of his silent body.” Alan was a Syrian refugee of the ongoing civil war that has already killed hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians.Millions more are refugees, and the story of Alan’s family is a common one. Syrians who escape the fighting have reached refugee camps, only to find them overflowing and hungry. Chances to be transferred to a safer country can be frighteningly slim when the refugees have no connections or good source of income. Alan’s family was denied multiple times.In a last, desperate act, they paid to be smuggled out on an inflatable raft over open waters. The raft, holding twice its recommended capacity, capsized several minutes in, and bodies began to wash up on the Greek coast.It’s easier than ever to share a picture with the world. When Alan Kurdi’s picture was released, millions were viewing it within the day. It’s one of the most telling images in an ongoing war that many prefer to ignore.
1. Japanese Bombing Of Fleeing
Title: Bloody Saturday, Shanghai, China, 1937
It is one of the most influential picture ever taken, It depicts when Japan was openly bombing and killing its way across China. But to most Americans, it was a distant conflict and not their problem.
The picture was taken after Japanese bombers attacked Shanghai in the middle of the day on Saturday, August 28, 1937. Bombs were dropped on a railway station where Japanese refugees were crowded.The picture was taken minutes after the bombs had fallen. Chinese photographer H.S. Wong recalled the horror as the dead and the living crowded the terminal. “My shoes were soaked with blood,” he said. a baby alone on the railroad tracks with the mother lying dead nearby. He took pictures before going to help the baby, who was soon taken by his father.
The pictures released in the Chinese press made their way overseas to the US.The Bloody Saturday (aka Shanghai Baby) photo caught the sympathy and shock of the public as it was released on every major news venue. Over 130 million people could now put a face to the tragedy.The Shanghai baby shocked the country, and condemnation of the war crashed down on Japan. It showed the devastation, death, and sorrow the war was bringing. It was one of the landmarks leading toward America’s entry into the war.Kellie McIntyre is a freelance writer working over social media and websites. An author of lists and articles, she has her niche in history, science, and pop culture. She’s found a slight niche in writing reviews for books and movies.
Here is a list of some of the worlds wealthiest children, most are born into riches while some part of their works and investment got their wealth.
Here are the top 10 richest children in the world:
10. Jaylen Bledsoe – (Net worth around $3.5 million)
Jaylen Bledsoe is 17 and already the CEO of his own IT company by the name of Jaylen D. Bledsoe Group. The company was last valued at 3.5 million dollars and aims to partner with big brands and celebrities to promote and expand their brand names. Since then he has also started the ‘Young Entrepreneur University program for teenagers. Through this program Jaylen uses his success to inspire other teenagers like himself and to expose them to the world of entrepreneurship. Some of his biggest partnerships include K Swiss and AT&T as well as a broad range of celebrities such as Steve Harvey. The rapid growth of his IT company lead him into the life of internet sensation.
9. Rico Rodriguez – ( Net Worth $6 Million )
Born in 1998 in Texas USA, Rico rose to fame for his role in the hit television show, Modern Family for which he earns a huge $70,000 dollars per episode. He moved to Los Angeles with his family at the age of six so his older sister (11) could chase her dream of an acting career and despite his initial disinterest, it is clear that the big city grew on him. While his sister was starring in the Disney series, Austin and Ally, Rico was working his way to stardom. His debut role was an ice cream kid prankster on Jimmy Kimmel Live which he did for almost a year before appearing in several series such as Cory in the House, iCarly and NCIS. The role that really lead him to stardom and riches however, was his role as Manny Delgado in the world renowned ABC show, Modern Family. Since landing the part in 2009 he has been nominated for a number of Screen Actors Guild Awards and Teen Choice Awards. 
8. Elle Fanning – (Net worth around $5 million)
(Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Also born in 1998, Her small fortune began growing when, at the the age of three, she played the role of a younger version of her sister, Dakota Fanning’s, character in the hit film ‘I am Sam’. She again played baby Dakota in the film, Taken, before finally landing her first independent role as Jamie in Daddy Day Care. This was just the start of her career. Her biggest roles to date have been in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Super 8, We Bought a Zoo and Maleficent.Unlike most child actors, Elle was often hired for older, more mature characters due to her height and incredible acting abilities. This talent has lead her to many awards
7. Jayden Smith – (Net Worth $8 Million )
The third child millionaire born in 1998, Jayden Smith, is the son of the world famous Will Smith. Like his father, his riches come from his music and acting careers. His first television debut was in The Pursuit of Happyness where he starred alongside his father and his first independent films were The Karate Kid and The Day the Earth Stood Still. Following these incredible hits he starred again with his father in After Earth. Being born into a family of actors, Jayden was destined for the spotlight however after his film debut he turned down a path of music.His music career began with a collaboration with Justin Bieber on the track, Never Say Never before he branched out on his own to release his debut album, Syre. The album also features younger sister Willow Smith and ASAP Rocky and peaked at number 24 on the charts. His latest estimated net worth is at 8 million and rising. It will be very interesting to see where the little Smith will take his fortune next, though most recently he has launched a new venture: a vegan food truck for the homeless!
6. Abigail Breslin – ( Net Worth $16 Million)
Born in New York City in 1996, Abigail Breslin is yet another child star who has made it onto the list of the richest children in the world. Her first ever appearance on the television screen was at the age of three in a Toys “R” Us Advertisement and has starred in many big name movies since. Her biggest achievement, however, was her role in Little Miss Sunshine for which she receive a Best Actress Award and was nominated for an Academy Award. She is, to date, one of the youngest actresses to ever be nominated for an Academy Award.
Two years later, in 2008, she was was named ShoWest’s Female Star of Tomorrow, before making her debut on Broadway.Aside from her stardom on the screen, she has also composed a number of songs including Christmas in New York, You Suck and Hurricane. On top of this she has penned a book called This May Sound Crazy which discusses the topics of love, loss and Tumblr from the prospective of this incredibly talented all rounder.
5. Valentina Paloma Pinault – ( Net Worth $12 Million )
Born in 2007, Valentina Paloma Pinault was born to billionaire businessman Francois-Henri Pinault and Hollywood star Salma Hayek. It is therefore a no brainer that she was destined for fortune and fame. Her ancestry of French and Mexican lead her to grow up fluently speaking three languages which is an accomplishment in itself and thanks to her parents, she has also been in the spotlight since before she was even born. Just last year, her mother shared a video through social media in which she let her daughter give her a a bob haircut attracting even more attention to the already spotlighted family. Despite being branded as a mini-me version of her mother, the world is still left wondering whether she will use her confidence to follow in her mothers footsteps down a road to Hollywood, or if she will become a businesswoman and work alongside her father. It’s a question only time will answer.For now her net worth is estimated at 12 million, and that is before even beginning a career.
4. Nick D’Aloisio – (Net Worth $30 Million)
At the age of 15, Nick D’Aloisio created the app Summly, which summarises and condenses recent news articles into a format that can be quickly and easily read. Two years later, the app was purchased by Yahoo for 30 million dollars making Nick one of the youngest millionaires in the world.
After selling his app design to them, Nick was then hired to work as a product manager of Yahoo News Digest where he went on to win an Apple Design Award.Despite having enough money to comfortably retire at the age of 17, Nick left his career at Yahoo to study Computer Science and Philosophy at Oxford University. During these studies he took up work as an Entrepreneur in Residence for AirBnb and has announced the later release of a new project he is working on which has raised 30 million in investments already. Exciting stuff to come from this little genius.
Born in 2006, thirteen year old Dannielynn is the only surviving child of her late mother Anna Nicole Smith who was well known for her modelling and reality tv personality. At the time of her birth, drama and tabloids struck the family as her step brother passed away and a court case was opened up regarding several individuals who claimed to be the girls father. Five months after her birth, her mother passed away from a prescription drug overdose and she was awarded custody to her DNA proven biological father, photographer Larry Birkhead. Her small fortune did not however come from being in the spotlight of a long winded paternity battle. Instead it came as her biological father organised for her to get ownership of her mothers estate . This made her one of the youngest millionaires in the world. At the age of six she began walking in her mothers footsteps as she worked as a model for Guess Kids. She has also appeared in many talk shows such as Entertainment Tonight as the world follows her extremely controversial life.Her net worth is at 10 million, most of which was inherited from her mothers estate.
2. Moulay Hassan – (Net Worth $1 Billion)
Born in 2003, Moulay Hassan is the crown prince of Morocco. He became an internet sensation after attending the One Planet Summit with his father at the age of 14. He was the youngest royal to attend the event and held himself with great stature while greeting kings from all over the world. The moderator at the summit made special mention to Hassan as he expressed his delight in the young royals engagement in the sustainable development program. He is definitely a royal to look out for in the future with his strong engagement already peaking in international news. Not only will his title build on his fortune, but he also wishes to study aviation after graduating from school. Certainly a boy with a mission.
1. Prince George Alexander Louis – ( Net Worth $3.6 Billion)
Born in 2013 Prince George Alexander Louis is yet another little royal to make it into the list of the worlds wealthiest children. At only the age of 6 he already has reached a fortune most of us could only imagine in our wildest dreams. He is the son of Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and is third in line to the throne of Great Britain and the UK behind his father and grandfather.
His birth made international news and was highly anticipated all across the globe to the point where reporters were camped out around the hospital waiting for the news. Ever since then, his face has appeared in tabloids and newspapers following the story of his family and the mischief that he and his younger siblings get up to.
He might be royalty and a billionaire at the age of 6 but he is still only a kid.Prince George Alexander Louis’ net worth is estimated at a huge 3.6 billion. Needless to say, this little boy has some mighty big shoes to fill and the whole world will be watching as he learns to walk the royal way.
For example, if you want to take better care of yourself this year, what does that look like? Perhaps you are ready to quit smoking, to take on a consistent exercise regimen, or to eat healthier.
Understand why you want it.
Why is it important to you to take better care of yourself? Perhaps you want to set a good example for your children or grandchildren. Maybe you’re concerned about aging or hereditary diseases, and you’re taking preventative measures. Or maybe you’re just at a point in your life where your health has become more important than instant gratification. Whatever the reason, getting to the root cause of the “why” will help you stick to your resolution when you’d rather quit.
Be specific about what you want.
This specificity should take two roles: one, of a specific final result that you’ll work towards, and two, specifics about how you’ll achieve that result.
Be committed to the outcome.
Commitment is the difference between a successful accomplishment vs. another resolution that fell apart before Valentine’s Day. Be clear and firm in your commitment, and do not waver.
Put it in writing.
People who write down their goals and resolutions are more likely to achieve them than people who don’t.
Chart your progress
It has often been said that “whatever you measure will improve” and this is particularly true of New Year’s Resolutions. Taking time to measure your progress (preferably in a chart or other visual tool) can go a long way towards spurring you on to success.
Whenever possible, find an accountability partner or someone with the same goal, and support each other throughout the process. People who commit to exercise with a partner (or group) are far more likely to stick with their exercise programs than people who choose to go it alone.
Today’s is New year’s Eve and we know that there are lots and lots of parties today and if you want to be part of one but you are afraid you might sleep off then have a look at some tips that could come in handy.
Talk to people.
If you’re around friends or family for New Year’s, make conversation with them to stay awake. Keep your mind entertained by being social. Listen to stories, flashbacks e.t.c.
Stay on your feet.
Dance, walk around the house or even challenge your friends to a push up contest. Whatever you do, just make sure not to sit or lay down. You don’t want to get too comfortable or you might end up drifting off to sleep.
Do fun things.
Play games with your friends and family. Play pranks on people. Take turns making New Year’s resolutions with everyone. Do anything that entertains your mind and keeps you up.
If it’s legal in your city, shooting off fireworks can be really exciting. Just be very careful around fire and supervise little kids.
Taking pictures of everyone in funny poses can make for a really great time.
If you’re at a party, you can help the cook prepare food for everyone. You can even play bartender and make cocktails for everyone. Volunteer to clean up a bit as well. Not only will helping out ingratiate you with the host, it will keep your mind focused and awake.
Here are interesting facts about the super car “Ferrari”:
It was founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939 (80 years ago)
It was founded out of Alfa Romeo’s race division as Auto Avio Costruzioni, the company built its first car in 1940. However, the company’s inception as an auto manufacturer is usually recognized in 1947, when the first Ferrari-badged car was completed.
The first Ferrari-badged car was the 1947 125 S, powered by a 1.5 L V12 engine
Since the company’s beginnings, Ferrari has been involved in motorsport, competing in a range of categories including Formula One and sports car racing through its Scuderia Ferrari sporting division
The famous symbol of the Ferrari race team is the Cavallino Rampante (“prancing horse”) black prancing stallion on a yellow shield, usually with the letters S F (for Scuderia Ferrari), with three stripes of green, white and red (the Italian national colors) at the top.
The 1940 AAC 815 was the first racing car to be designed by Enzo Ferrari, although it was not badged as a Ferrari model.
In 2014 Ferrari was rated the world’s most powerful brand by Brand Finance.
In June 2018, the 1964 250 GTO became the most expensive car in history, setting an all-time record selling price of $70 million.
The 21-year-old rapper, whose stage name is Juice WRLD and real name Jarad Anthony Higgins recently died from a seizure, he made some hits songs such as “All girls are the same and Lucid dreams”, However the talented young rapper left the world so soon, here are 10 Juicy facts about him:
1. Juice WRLD Is A Multi Instrumentalist
Juice WRLD Is not just a rapper and song writer but also a multi instrumentalist, he learned how to play the piano, guitar, trumpet and drums as a youth.
2. He is a Millionaire
Juice Wrld has an estimated net worth of $6 million at the time of his death, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
3. Juice WRLD made hit songs
The American rapper made hit songs, he was best known for his hit singles “All Girls Are the Same” and “Lucid Dreams”
4. He got cool contracts
The rapper got his first big financial break in March 2018, when he signed a $3 million contract with Interscope Records at just 19 years of age.
5. He Racked Up Views On Streaming Platforms And Topped The Billboard Charts.
The single “Lucid Dreams” reached #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, putting him on the map as an artist. Within just a few months, by November 2018, the rapper had a smash hit on his hands, as the song had over 500 million streams on Spotify and 200 million views on YouTube.
6. He was about releasing a third album
Juice WRLD was on the cusp of releasing his third studio album at the time of his passing. He told XXL in October that his third album was slated to be released on his birthday, December 2. The album didn’t end up being released on December 2 but was very close to being completed at the time of his death.
7. The rapper died at 21 after a seizure
On December 8, 2019, Juice suffered a seizure at Midway International Airport in Chicago, Illinois which lead to his death at a young age of 21. The cause of the seizure and his death are yet to be determined
8. Juice WRLD Wants to Be Known as “Less of a Rapper” and “More as a Musician”
The young American rapper have wanted to be Known as “Less of a Rapper” and “More as a Musician”, he says “I’m able to do so many different things.”
I feel like that’s what’s going to be most respected at the end of the day, that I’m able to do so many different things and become less of a rapper and just more as a musician,” he told Billboard in regards to his talents as both a lyrical rapper and a more melodic crooner.
9. Some believed he predicted his death
Fans have subsequently pointed out that Higgins “predicted” his death in a song called Legends. Here is the lyrics from the song to back up their claims :
“What’s the 27 Club?/ We ain’t making it past 21,” he rapped. “They tell me I’m-a be a legend/ I don’t want that title now/ ‘Cause all the legends seem to die out”.
10. Tribute came from so many celebrities after the death of Juice WRLD.
After the death of the talented young rapper so many celebrities wrote their condolences to the young superstar; celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Ellie Goulding, Billie Eilish, Travis Scott, Chance the Rapper and others took to social media to pour out their feelings on the death of a star in the music industry.
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Microcephaly is a birth defect. The baby’s brain doesn’t grow properly. The baby is born with a very small head.
Microcephaly may be caused by an infection, like the Zika virus. This is carried by a type of mosquito.
If a woman is bitten when she is pregnant she may get Zika. The illness is mild, but it may affect the growing baby.
Microcephaly can show up on an ultrasound scan during pregnancy.
Sometimes it is not seen until the baby is born.
If your baby is born in a clinic or hospital, his head will be measured soon after the birth. If your baby is born at home, take him to the clinic. A health worker will check your baby and measure his head.
There is no known cure for microcephaly.
Babies with microcephaly have different problems. Some have fits. Some have problems with speaking. Some have feeding problems.
These babies may be slow to learn. Some will be slow to walk and talk. They may have problems with hearing and seeing.
Babies with mild microcephaly may have a few problems as they grow up. Babies with more major microcephaly need extra care all their lives
How to prevent Zika Virus
Wear clothes that cover your skin. Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours. So wear light-coloured clothes.
Use insect repellents on your skin. Ask at the pharmacy or health centre which ones to use. Or look for one that contains Deet.
Use a net. Sleep and rest under an insecticide-treated mosquito net. Make sure you use it day and night, even in hot weather.
Tuck the net around you. If it has holes, patch them with fabric.
Use window and door screens if you can to keep insects out of the house
You find mosquitoes near pools of still water and rubbish.
Remove pots, bottles, and containers that collect water. Take them away from outside your house and workplace. Cover water tanks so mosquitoes can’t get in. Unblock drains so water flows away.
Put rubbish in plastic bags. Put them in a closed container so animals can’t tear them open.
If you think you may have been bitten, or have Zika, go to the clinic.
Here are some tips that could help you not to become a potential rape victim.
Always keep your phone charged.
Don’t step out with an almost-dead phone. It can be your saving grace, whether you need to call the cops or call your friends and ask them for help.
Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Parking lots and parking garages are two of the sites that are most often targeted by attempted rapists. These people are predators, so view your surroundings carefully. If you are in a parking lot and feel someone is following you, start making noise talk to yourself loudly, talk to an imaginary person, or pretend to talk on your cell phone. The louder the potential victim, the more the predator is apt to freeze. This doesn’t mean you should become paranoid but be more aware.
If you feel uneasy or unsure in any way, it is in your best interest to get away and get help. Use your instincts and be aware of your freeze instinct.
Stick with your friends.
Wherever you go, show up with a group of friends and leave with that group of friends. Even if you and your friends have ended up at different parts of the party, always know where your friends are and make sure that they see where you are, too.
This stands for Solar-Plexus-Instep-Nose-Groin, the four attack points you should focus on if grabbed from behind. Elbow them in the solar plexus, stomp on the foot as hard as you can, and when they let go, turn around and jam the palm of your hand into their nose in an upward motion, then finish with a knee to the groin. This may disable your assailant long enough for you to get away.
Don’t leave your drink unattended.
Treat your drink like a $100.00 bill. Don’t let anyone hold your drink. Avoid anything that somebody gives you. It could be “counterfeited.” Always hold, keep and get your own drinks. Keep your hand over the top of your drink because it’s easy to drop something into it.
Carry defensive items only if you know how to use them.
Remember, any “weapon” that could hurt a potential attacker can be used against you if you are not well trained and comfortable with it.
Notice and leave identifying marks.
A large bite mark on their face, punctured eyeball, deeply scratched leg, ripped out piercing etc. is easily identifiable, as are memorable tattoos, etc.
I attended wedding in Abuja last Saturday 30th Nov. 2019, when i got to the church, the bride i saw was different from the one that was introduced to everyone during the traditional wedding.
To cut the long story short, the bride ran away a week to the white wedding, and the family of the guy out of anger and in a bid to save their family name (because is a royal wedding) asked their son if he has anyone (girl) he can use to replace the run-away bride.
He now remembered his ex, the royal family went to the girl’s family, pleaded with the parents and offered a lot of money to allow their son marry their daughter.
The girl family and the girl agreed, within a week, all traditional marriage rites was concluded and on Saturday, the lady was taken to the altar as a bride and the weeding took place.
Jarad Anthony Higgins (December 2, 1998 – December 8, 2019), known professionally as Juice Wrld (pronounced “Juice World”), was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was best known for his hit singles “All Girls Are the Same” and “Lucid Dreams” which helped him gain a recording contract with Lil Bibby’s Grade A Productions and Interscope Records.
On December 8, 2019, Higgins suffered a seizure at Chicago’s Midway International Airport and was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at the age of 21. The cause of the seizure is currently unknown.
Jarad Higgins was born on December 2, 1998, in Chicago, Illinois. In 1999, he moved to Home wood, Illinois, and attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Higgins parents divorced when he was three years old and his father left, leaving his mother to raise him as a single mother alongside one older brother. Higgins mother was very religious and conservative, not letting Higgins listen to hip hop, though allowing Higgins to listen to rock and pop music he found on video games such as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Guitar Hero, introducing Higgins to artists such as Billy Idol, Blink-182, Black Sabbath, Fall Out Boy, Megadeth, and Panic! at the Disco.
Higgins was a heavy drug user during his childhood and teens. He began drinking lean in sixth grade and using percocets and xanax in 2013. Higgins also smoked cigarettes, quitting in his last year of high school due to health issues.
He first learned to play the piano at four years old, having been inspired by his mother who later began paying for lessons, followed by guitar and drums. Higgins also played trumpet for band class. In his sophomore year of high school, he started posting songs to his SoundCloud which he recorded on his cell phone.Around this time, Higgins began to take rapping more seriously.
Higgins began to develop himself as an artist in his first year of high school. His first track, “Forever”, was released on SoundCloud in 2015 under the name JuicetheKidd. Higgins recorded a majority of his first tracks on a cellphone, uploading them to SoundCloud in his sophomore year.
His name changed from JuicetheKidd, a name inspired by his affection for rapper Tupac Shakur(dead) and his part in the film Juice, to Juice Wrld because it “represents taking over the world.His first track produced by his last producer Nick Mira, “Too Much Cash”, was released in 2017.
While releasing projects and songs on SoundCloud, Higgins worked in a factory, but was fired within two weeks after finding himself dissatisfied with the job.After joining the internet collective Internet Money, Higgins released his debut full-length EP, 9 9 9, on June 15, 2017, with the song “Lucid Dreams” breaking out and growing his following.In mid-2017, the artist began to receive attention from artists such as Waka Flocka Flame and Southside, as well as fellow Chicago artists G Herbo and Lil Bibby. He subsequently signed with the latter’s co-owned record label, Grade A Productions.In December 2017, Higgins released the three-song EP Nothings Different. It was featured on numerous hip-hop blogs, such as Lyrical Lemonade,which helped Higgins’s track “All Girls Are the Same” gain popularity.
In February 2018, a music video directed by Cole Bennett was released. Following the video’s release, Higgins was signed to Interscope Records for $3,000,000 and a remix featuring Lil Uzi Vert was previewed. “All Girls Are the Same” was critically praised, receiving a “Best New Music” designation from Pitchfork.This song and “Lucid Dreams” were Higgins’s first entries on a Billboard chart, debuting at number 92 and 74 on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively.
In May 2018, “Lucid Dreams” was officially released as a single and given a video. It then went on to peak at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and quickly became one of the biggest streaming songs of 2018.
Higgins released his first studio album, Goodbye Good Riddance, on May 23, 2018.On June 19, 2018, he released a two-song EP, Too Soon.., in remembrance of and dedicated to deceased rappers Lil Peep and XXXTentacion(dead) , the latter of whom was killed in a homicide case relating to robbery a day earlier. The song “Legends” from the EP charted under its debut at number 65.Due to a Google Drive hack, many of Juice Wrld’s unreleased songs had been extensively circulating, and in August 2018, songs began to leak. One particularly significant leak (“In My Head”) revealed a collaboration with The Chainsmokers .
As of now, there are over 100 leaked songs, and even more in circulation Higgins’s first single as Juice WRLD featuring a collaboration was released on July 10, 2018, titled “Wasted” featuring Lil Uzi Vert.
The song was added to Goodbye & Good Riddance and debuted at number 67 on the Billboard Hot 100. The next day, Higgins announced he was working on his next album.Following a series of leaks, Higgins’ producer Danny Wolf released “Motions” on SoundCloud, giving the song an official release. On July 20, 2018, Higgins announced his first tour, “WRLD Domination” with additional acts YBN Cordae and Lil Mosey.Higgins was featured on Travis Scott’s Astroworld featuring on the song “No Bystanders” which peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100.
He also made his late night television debut performing the song “Lucid Dreams” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on August 8, 2018. On October 15, 2018, the music video for the song “Armed and Dangerous” was released and the lead single for the collaboration album Wrld on Drugs with Future was also released, called “Fine China”.Wrld on Drugs, Higgins’ second mixtape and a collaborative project with Future was released on October 19, 2018, via Epic Records.He also contributed to the soundtrack for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.In December, Ski Mask the Slump God confirmed that he and Juice WRLD would release a joint mixtape called Evil Twins in 2019.
The pair also announced a 2019 tour featuring 30 concerts across North America,before Juice Wrld announced in February that his second studio album, Death Race for Love, would be released on March 8, 2019. He then embarked on The Nicki Wrld Tour, alongside Nicki Minaj.On April 9, 2019, the music video for the song “Fast” was released.Later that year, he released other singles: “All Night”, with RM and Suga of BTS; “Hate Me”, with Ellie Goulding; “Run”; “Graduation”, with Benny Blanco; and “Bandit” with NBA young boy.
Higgins stated his musical influences as being genre-wide going from rock music to rap music. Higgins stated that his biggest influences were rappers Chief Keef,Travis Scott,Kanye West and British rock singer Billy Idol.His other influences included Wu-Tang Clan, Fall Out Boy, Black Sabbath, Megadeth, 2Pac, Eminem, Kid Cudi and Escape the Fate. Higgins’ music has been branded as “emo” and “rock” leaning, “genre-bending with music focusing on having a “every broken heart, every wounded feeling.
Personal life and death
Higgins had a history of drug abuse and spoke openly about his experiences. In 2019, he was living in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Alexia.The two met around the same time as when Higgins’s music career was starting to launch.On December 8, 2019, at the age of 21, Higgins was pronounced dead after suffering a seizure at Midway International Airport in Chicago, Illinois.According to the Chicago Police Department, Higgins was conscious and bleeding from the mouth when paramedics arrived on scene.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after at 3:14 a.m. The police department also claims that there were no signs of foul play. His direct cause of death and the cause of the seizure are both currently unknown.
Just be yourself and you don’t have to act to get a place their hearts. Show that you are sincere in every single thing you do and you really mean what you say in every conversation. Originality always attracts. No harm to share with them your drawbacks or weaknesses. Show your talents and abilities rather than tell.
2. Approach their kids.
Kids are always easy to be tackled compared to the adults. Try to play with or tell stories to the kids. Buy them gifts and let their parents realize that you are a friendly and jovial person.
3. Accept the fact that they are your beloved partner’s family.
It means that your partner grew up in the family and loves the family more than anything. Keep that in mind and they become much easier to bear and everything will flow freely.
4. Make an effort to get to know them.
After formal introductions, put some effort to know them. Make a special effort with the older people at home, then the siblings of your partner, their partners and their kids, if there are any. We tened to dislike or ignore people only when we don’t really know who they are.
5. Respect the elders.
Show respect when you talk, eat or even when you are just sitting idle in front of them. Playing with smartphones should be banned completely. Show attention to the conversation or the food you are eating. Attentiveness would reflect your well being to them.
6. Stay in touch.
If you are not staying under the same roof with your in-laws, find time to text or call them once in a while. They would be definitely touched and it would help a lot in the bonding of your new relationship. Make them feel that you acknowledge them.
7. Support your spouse.
This is their family, and always will be. If you put them in the middle of fights a lot, you’ll only breed more tension. Just try not to sweat the small stuff, and support your spouse’s position in relation to his next of kin.
8. Suppress your ego.
Most relations spoil due to this ever damaging ego factor. Stay humble and try to avoid any sort of conflict. The rule is simple and you just need to fill in empty spaces with love and abstain ego from getting in at any point of time.
There are some effective tips to reduce facial fat.Making certain lifestyle changes can help a person lose weight and achieve a slimmer looking face.
1. Practice cardio exercise
Regular cardiovascular exercise may help reduce face fat.
Weight loss in general tends to have a slimming effect on the face.
There are many different types of exercise, and some are more effective at promoting weight loss than others.
People can perform cardio exercises at a low, moderate, or high intensity. According to some research, performing higher intensity cardio workouts several times per week helps burn more fat.
Those who worked out for 300 minutes each week burned more fat than those who performed workouts for 150 minutes per week.
2. Perform facial exercises
There is some evidence to suggest that exercising the facial muscles can help reduce facial fat. performing facial exercise help strengthen and tone the facial muscles.
Facial exercises may help the face appear firmer as a person loses weight.
3. Reduce alcohol consumption
Excessive alcohol intake can cause dehydration, which can prompt the body to retain water. In some cases, this may lead to water retention in the face, which can make the face appear bloated and puffy.Alcohol may also contribute to weight gain. It contains empty calories, which offer no nutritional benefit.
Consuming empty calories increase a person’s total daily calorie intake, and this promotes weight gain.Heavy drinking and binge drinking appear to pose the greatest risks for weight gain.
Some people experience the same effects in response to moderate alcohol intake.
4. Drink more water
Drinking water may promote lipolysis in the body.Drinking a glass of water before a meal can help a person feel fuller.
This can help reduce the total number of calories a person consumes. For this reason, drinking water before a meal can lead to gradual weight loss.
5. Get more sleep
Getting the right amount of sleep has a range of health benefits. Conversely, not getting enough sleep may lead to weight gain.
Getting adequate sleep can help prevent weight gain. This, in turn, may help decrease the amount of fat stored in the face.
6. Improve overall diet
Diets high in processed foods and refined carbohydrates increase the risk of gaining excess fat.
Processed foods tend to contain more calories, salt, and sugar than whole foods.
Refined carbohydrates are a group of highly processed, grain based foods. During processing, these foods lose their fiber and nutrients.
As a result, they are high in empty calories.Refined carbohydrates also cause rapid spikes in blood sugar, which may encourage a person to overeat.
Examples of refined carbohydrate foods include:
syrups and frostings most breakfast cereals reduced fat products
In most cases, people can find reasonable replacements for overly processed foods and refined carbohydrates.
A person can decrease their caloric intake and increase the amount of nutrients they consume by eating fresh whole foods.
When combined with exercise, a healthful diet may help people lose excess fat in the face and body.
7. Reduce salt intake
Diets high in salt cause the body to retain water. Water retention causes swelling and puffiness in various parts of the body, including the face. This may give the illusion of excess facial fat.
A person with overweight or obesity is more likely to have fat around their face than a person who maintains a healthy weight.
Some tips to maintain a healthy weight include:
exercising regularly and incorporating plenty of cardio routines
eating a balanced diet rich in lean protein and whole fruits and vegetables
limiting the consumption of processed foods
drinking plenty of water and avoiding sugary drinks, including energy drinks, juices, and sodas
Don’t take your eyes for granted. Take these easy steps to keep your peepers healthy.
1. Eat Well
Good eye health starts with the food on your plate. Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E might help ward off age-related vision problems like macular degeneration and cataracts.
To get them, fill your plate with:Green leafy vegetables like
kale, and collards
tuna, and other oily fish
beans, and other nonmeat protein sources
Oranges and other citrus fruits or juices
Oysters and pork
A well-balanced diet also helps you stay at a healthy weight. That lowers your odds of obesity and related diseases like type 2 diabetes, which is the leading cause of blindness in adults.
2. Quit Smoking
It makes you more likely to get cataracts, damage to your optic nerve, and macular degeneration, among many other medical problems.
If you have tried to kick the habit before only to start again, keep at it. The more times you try to quit, the more likely you are to succeed. Ask your doctor for help.
3. Wear Sunglasses
The right pair of shades will help protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Too much UV exposure boosts your chances of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Choose a pair that blocks 99% to 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Wraparound lenses help protect your eyes from the side. Polarized lenses reduce glare while you drive.
If you wear contact lenses, some offer UV protection. It’s still a good idea to wear sunglasses for an extra layer.
4. Use Safety Eyewear
If you use hazardous or airborne materials on the job or at home, wear safety glasses or protective goggles. Sports like
and lacrosse can also lead to eye injury.
Wear eye protection. Helmets with protective face masks or sports goggles with polycarbonate lenses will shield your eyes.
5. Look Away From the Computer Or Phone Screen
Staring at a computer or phone screen for too long can cause:
Trouble focusing at a distance
Neck, back, and shoulder pain
To protect your eyes: 1) Make sure your glasses or contacts prescription is up to date and good for looking at a computer screen.
2) If your eye strain won’t go away, talk to your doctor about computer glasses.
3) Move the screen so your eyes are level with the top of the monitor. That lets you look slightly down at the screen.
4) Try to avoid glare from windows and lights. Use an anti-glare screen if needed.
Choose a comfortable, supportive chair. Position it so that your feet are flat on the floor.
5). If your eyes are dry, blink more.
6) Rest your eyes every 20 minutes. Look 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Get up at least every 2 hours and 30 minutes
6. Visit Your Eye Doctor Regularly
Everyone needs a regular eye exam, even young children. It helps protect your sight and lets you see your best.
Eye exams can also find diseases, like glaucoma, that have no symptoms. It’s important to spot them early on, when they are easier to treat.
Depending on your eye health needs, you can see one of two types of doctors:
Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in eye care. They can provide general eye care, treat eye diseases, and perform eye surgery.
Optometrists have had 4 years of specialized training after college. They provide general eye care and treat the most common eye diseases. They don’t do eye surgery.
You might have caught a cold if you are experiencing these symptoms:
If you are sneezing and coughing with greater frequency than usual and you have a runny nose, and head or chest congestion, you can assume this is the beginning of the common cold unless your symptoms worsen, in which case you should see a doctor. Be sure to cover your mouth next time you sneeze because you might be passing the germs along to others with every ah-choo!
2. Runny Nose
If your nose is like a faucet and is running clear and watery, then a sore throat and congestion are not far behind. You have cold you should be in a haste and make some soothing tea.
3. Sore Throat or Coughing
At the beginning of a cold, you are typically coughing up some sort of phlegm, getting rid of an irritant in your lungs,way of healing themselves, clearing the upper airways and throat to help with infections brought on by cold or flu. Drink plenty of fluids to help, and break out that humidifier.
4. Muscle Aches And Pains
If it hurts to move, that tough gym class might not be entirely to blame. If the soreness sticks around for a few days that could be a sign of the flu. Start taking some medicine for the pain, like ibuprofen, drink plenty of fluids, reduce your stress, and get lots of sleep, and you will probably start to feel better.
Sometimes a cool cloth on the forehead or popping some ibuprofen just doesn’t cut it when it comes to scaring off a headache. Unfortunately, this pain can be a symptom of the cold and flu, or a sinus infection. Relaxing in a dark room can help or there is always stuffing your face with gingerbread (though not as of yet a medically proven treatment).
Feeling stuffed up can slow you down big time. To clear that congestion, recommends gargling with warm water and salt as well as doing a saline rinse to clear out bacteria.
7. Decreased Appetite
A decrease in appetite can be part of our body’s inflammatory response. It may help conserve energy to fight the virus, and can also be affected by a stuffy nose lessening our smell and taste. Still, Make your meals count and be sure that you are getting the maximum amount of nutrition from everything you eat
8. Tiredness or Fatigue
Feeling tired is a great sign a sickness is lying in your body, get enough rest and drink lots of water.
First thing’s first, when is Black Friday, or even, what is Black Friday?
Black Friday originally started in the US and it’s the day after Thanksgiving, right after the fourth Thursday of November, which indicates the start of the Christmas shopping for all Americans.
Why is it called Black Friday?
It’s because uncountable amount of people would go out on this day to shop and it caused so much traffic that later led to accidents and even violence. Nowadays, Black Friday has turned into a positive event were retailers gain a lot of profit because of the huge sales and deals on this day.
The start of Black Friday Nigeria was introduced by none-other than Jumia Nigeria. Nigeria had only known of season sales and discounts, but Jumia Nigeria changed the game entirely.
Since 2014, Black Friday has been a big deal in Nigeria, beginning with only one day, we have now been able to extend Black Friday to an entire month!
Black Friday deals have been the biggest deals to ever be published on Jumia Nigeria which is why the website would have 5 times the usual traffic on Friday alone!
Jumia offers hot deals and discounts as well as daily deals such as flash sale which is known to last an hour before the second flash sale goes live. You can find Black Friday 2019 offers on all of our categories, so whatever kind of product or item you’re looking to buy, you’re sure to get an amazing price for it.
The Black Friday date in Jumia Nigeria starts in November 8th and ends in November 29th, so you have enough time to buy all the products you need.
What’s in Store for Black Friday Nigeria 2019?
Jumia Black Friday 2019 deals come in many shapes and sizes. From mobile accessories to home appliances, from air conditioner to TV, you will find the best deals, flash sales and even coupons to use while shopping.
This isn’t all, because we also offer fashion for men, women and kids, electronics, grocery store, cosmetics and even sports equipment and school supply! The list is endless. Basically, anything you can think of to buy in your basic store, you will be able to find it online at Jumia Nigeria and with Black Friday 2019, you will be getting your hands on all your favorite products at the cheapest prices in all of Nigeria!
Why Shop at Jumia this Black Friday?
Jumia is the biggest e-commerce platform in Nigeria and with our special Black Friday deals, you will not be disappointed. Start exploring catalogs and categories and shop for products you need this Black Friday offers. Looking for a new camera for example? Or maybe even a mobile or laptop, get the best discounts on all electronics. Also, for your home, you can get yourself a new dishwasher, vacuum cleaner or even fridge from our collection at massive discounts. Clothing and footwear are an essential, so start shopping for women clothes or men clothes online at the lowest prices in Nigeria from all your favorite brands.
Black Friday Nigeria at Jumia is the biggest celebration of the year, so stay tuned for the biggest Black Friday sales and the best Black Friday deals when the time comes. Remember, for Black Friday 2019, Jumia Nigeria is the coolest place to be. Stay tuned for every offer and every discount that will be held at Jumia Nigeria for Black Friday.
FLASH SALES RULES
Selected products are offered to the public at highly subsidized prices by Jumia. Discount level can be as high as 90% off depending on the offer
The number of products are of a limited quantity.Flash sales go live at a specified time.Flash sales are only available on the Jumia App.Flash sales are usually limited to one item per customer.
As selected products are popular and of limited quantity, you can expect them to sell out very quickly.Flash sales typically sell out in seconds.
Finding an item and adding it to your cart is no guaranty that you will be able to checkout with it before others.Bear in mind that tens of thousands of people are on the same page trying to buy the same product.It’s really a case of the fastest fingers first.You need to be super quick with your phone and on a fast and stable internet connection to buy a flash sale. Jumia reserves the right to cancel orders it deems as fraudulent. Jumia reserves the right to change products offered for
1. Eat well. Try to eat some fruits and vegetables every day. . Eat energy giving foods like rice, yam, and potatoes, and body building foods like meat, chicken, fish and beans regularly. Add cashew nuts and peanuts to your food to make it even healthier. Fruits like oranges, watermelon and pineapples are good. Get lots of them. Try to have 1 extra handful of food with every meal. Do not go without food for too long. Carry some food with you if you have to go somewhere.
2. Get check-ups as early as possible. Ask your healthcare provider how often you need to go. Get your blood and urine tests and blood pressure checks done regularly. These tests help to find problems early. Then you can get treatment and keep yourself and your baby safe.
3. Get tested for HIV. If you are living with HIV, there are medicines to help keep you well and prevent your baby from being born HIV+. If you find out you are not HIV+, you can make sure you stay that way.
4. Take your pregnancy tablets. These tablets help your baby grow well. Ask your healthcare provider if you can get them free.
5. Keep clean. Wash your hands with soap before cooking and eating and after using the toilet
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The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are smartphones designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc.
They are the 13th-generation flagships of the iPhone, succeeding the iPhone XS and XS Max, respectively. Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the devices alongside a lower-end model, the iPhone 11, on September 10, 2019, at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. Pre-orders began on September 13, 2019, and went on sale by September 20.
The iPhone 11 Pro is available in gold, silver, Space Gray, and Midnight Green, a new color previously not available on iPhones. Similar to the iPhone XS, there is a display cutout at the front that includes the 12MP TrueDepth camera system and speaker. There is also a new rear camera design with three cameras and a flash in a larger, square-shaped bump, which is the most visible difference compared to the iPhone XS.The Apple logo is now centered on the back of the device with no text, and the glass has a frosted matte finish, unlike the glossy finish found on other glass-backed iPhones.
The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max initially shipped with the iOS 13 operating system. The phone also comes with Siri, Face ID (through the TrueDepth camera), Apple Pay, and supports Apple Card.
The September 11 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Additional people have died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks.
2,996 (2,977 victims + 19 hijackers)
Four passenger airliners operated by two major U.S. passenger air carriers (United Airlines and American Airlines) all of which departed from airports in northeastern United States bound for San Francisco and Los Angeles were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists. Two of the planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan. Within an hour and 42 minutes, both 110-story towers collapsed. Debris and the resulting fires caused a partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the World Trade Center complex, including the 47-story 7 World Trade Center tower, as well as significant damage to ten other large surrounding structures. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense) in Arlington County, Virginia, which led to a partial collapse of the building’s west side. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was initially flown toward Washington, D.C., but crashed into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after its passengers thwarted the hijackers. 9/11 is the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history and the single deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed, respectively.
Suspicion quickly fell on al-Qaeda. The United States responded by launching the War on Terror and invading Afghanistan to depose the Taliban, which had failed to comply with U.S. demands to extradite Osama bin Laden and expel al-Qaeda from Afghanistan. Many countries strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation and expanded the powers of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to prevent terrorist attacks. Although Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda’s leader, initially denied any involvement, in 2004 he claimed responsibility for the attacks. Al-Qaeda and bin Laden cited U.S. support of Israel, the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, and sanctions against Iraq as motives. After evading capture for almost a decade, bin Laden was located in Pakistan and killed by SEAL Team Six of the U.S. Navy in May 2011.
The destruction of the World Trade Center and nearby infrastructure seriously harmed the economy of Lower Manhattan and had a significant effect on global markets, which resulted in the closing of Wall Street until September 17 and the civilian airspace in the U.S. and Canada until September 13. Many closings, evacuations, and cancellations followed, out of respect or fear of further attacks. Cleanup of the World Trade Center site was completed in May 2002, and the Pentagon was repaired within a year. On November 18, 2006, construction of One World Trade Center began at the World Trade Center site. The building opened on November 3, 2014.
Numerous memorials have been constructed, including the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington County, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Although not confirmed, there is evidence of alleged Saudi Arabian involvement in the attacks. Given as main evidence in these charges are the contents of the 28 redacted pages of the December 2002 Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 conducted by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. These 28 pages contain information regarding the material and financial assistance given to the hijackers and their affiliates leading up to the attacks by the Saudi Arabian government.
As a consequence of the attacks, the United States has been in a state of national emergency ever since 2001.
Xenophobia is the fear and stigmatization of foreigners. People who look different or have different customs can appear threatening to those who are used to only one particular ethnic group, lifestyle or set of behaviors. This article can help you to aid others overcome xenophobia.
Here are a few steps you can try.
If you live in a big city like New York or San Francisco, visit foreign enclaves like Chinatown or Little Italy. Talk to the people in these neighborhoods and patronize their businesses.
Live your ideals.
Be an example to others of how to forge a more united, accepting world. Build coalitions with marginalized groups on social and political issues. Alternately, join a sports team, club, or hobby group that has an ethnically diverse membership. Foreign language study groups are a good choice, as are cooking classes which promote global cuisine. Standing in visible solidarity with the “other” in daily life is a simple but important way to defeat xenophobia.
Confront xenophobes in your own life.
You may have a relative or friend who has nationalist or racist ideals. Spend time talking to them about their point of view. When in conversation with a racist, nationalist, or xenophobe, avoid attacking them directly.
Instead, emphasize that it is their ideas which are misguided, and remind them that they are a good person who can and should let go of their intolerance.
Use calm, reasoned arguments to illustrate that they don’t need to fear a group just because they are different.
Surprise them with new information that could change their perspective.
For instance, if a Catholic is afraid of Muslims, you might mention that Muslims really revere Mary, or that they recognize Jesus as a great teacher.
Ask why a group is perceived as a threat.
Xenophobia is often no more than a feeling of suspicion or mistrust of the “other.” Pressing people as to exactly why they consider differences in culture, religion, or dress threatening is the first step toward making them question their own bigoted beliefs.
Is it skin color? Accent? Religious practice? Stereotypes about behaviors? These are among the most common causes of xenophobia.
Demonstrate how xenophobia is problematic.
Xenophobia results in discrimination, racism, and nationalism, which in turn inspire violence, hostility, and exploitation.
Many of the world’s worst atrocities from the Holocaust to the Rwandan Genocide have been inspired by xenophobic sentiments. Educating people about these historical facts will help prevent future outbursts of xenophobia.
Make fun of xenophobia.
Comedy can reveal the absurdity underlying xenophobic rhetoric. Use jokes and satire to illustrate how silly it is to disrespect and deny aid to others just because they are different.
For instance, a popular parody group in Hungary criticized their government’s proposal to build a long wall along the border to keep immigrants out by expressing excitement for the return of the Iron Curtain.
Xenophobia is the fear or hatred of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange.
Xenophobia can involve perceptions of an ingroup toward an outgroup and can manifest itself in suspicion of the activities of others or individuals, and a desire to eliminate their presence to secure a presumed purity and may relate to a fear of losing national, ethnic or racial identity.
Xenophobia can also be exhibited in the form of an “uncritical exaltation of another culture” in which a culture is ascribed “an unreal, stereotyped and exotic quality”.
According to UNESCO, the terms xenophobia and racism often overlap, but differ in how the latter encompasses prejudice based on physical characteristics while the former is generally centered on behavior based on the notion of a specified people being adverse to the culture or nation.
Dictionary definitions of xenophobia include: “deep-rooted fear towards foreigners” (Oxford English Dictionary; OED), and “fear of the unfamiliar” (Webster’s). The word comes from the Ancient Greek words ξένος (xenos), meaning “strange“, “foreigner“, and φόβος (phobos), meaning “fear“.
A scholarly definition of xenophobia, according to Andreas Wimmer, is “an element of a political struggle about who has the right to be cared for by the state and society: a fight for the collective goods of the modern state.”
In other words, xenophobia arises when people feel that their rights to benefit from the government is being subverted by other people’s rights
First aid is the first and immediate assistance given to any person suffering from either a minor or serious illness or injury,with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery. It includes initial intervention in a serious condition prior to professional medical help being available, such as performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) while waiting for an ambulance, as well as the complete treatment of minor conditions, such as applying a plaster to a cut. First aid is generally performed by someone with basic medical training.
The primary goal of first aid is to prevent death or serious injury from worsening. The key aims of first aid can be summarized with the acronym of ‘the three Ps’:
The three Ps
The overriding aim of all medical care which includes first aid, is to save lives and minimize the threat of death.
Prevent further harm
Prevent further harm also sometimes called prevent the condition from worsening, or danger of further injury, this covers both external factors, such as moving a patient away from any cause of harm, and applying first aid techniques to prevent worsening of the condition, such as applying pressure to stop a bleed becoming dangerous.
First aid also involves trying to start the recovery process from the illness or injury,and in some cases might involve completing a treatment, such as in the case of applying a plaster to a small wound.It is important to note that first aid is not medical treatment and cannot be compared with what a trained medical professional provides. First aid involves making common sense decisions in best interest of an injured person.Another set of goals for keeping a badly hurt person alive is sometimes called “ABCs”.
In case of tongue fallen backwards, blocking the airway, it is necessary to hyperextend the head and pull up the chin, so that the tongue lifts and clears the airway.Certain skills are considered essential to the provision of first aid and are taught ubiquitously. Particularly the “ABC”s of first aid, which focus on critical life-saving intervention, must be rendered before treatment of less serious injuries. ABC stands for Airway, Breathing, and Circulation. The same mnemonic is used by emergency health professionals. Attention must first be brought to the airway to ensure it is clear. Obstruction (choking) is a life-threatening emergency. Following evaluation of the airway, a first aid attendant would determine adequacy of breathing and provide rescue breathing if necessary.
Assessment of circulation is now not usually carried out for patients who are not breathing, with first aiders now trained to go straight to chest compressions (and thus providing artificial circulation) but pulse checks may be done on less serious patients.
To save a person’s life, you need to have an open airway so it makes a clear passage where air can go through the mouth or nose through the pharynx and down into the lungs, without obstruction. Conscious people will maintain their own airway automatically, but those who are unconscious (with a GCS of less than 8) may be unable to maintain a patent airway, as the part of the brain which automatically controls breathing in normal situations may not be functioning.
If the patient was breathing, a first aider would normally then place them in the recovery position, with the patient leant over on their side, which also has the effect of clearing the tongue from the pharynx. It also avoids a common cause of death in unconscious patients, which is choking on regurgitated stomach contents.
If the choking person is an infant, the aide will give five strong blows in the infant’s upper back by placing the infant’s face down on his forearm. The aide will be taught not to provide first aid if the infant is able to cough or cry. Coughing and crying indicate the airway is open and the foreign object will likely to come out from the force the coughing or crying produces.
Conditions that often require first aid
Altitude sickness, which can begin in susceptible people at altitudes as low as 5,000 feet, can cause potentially fatal swelling of the brain or lungs.
Anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition in which the airway can become constricted and the patient may go into shock. The reaction can be caused by a systemic allergic reaction to allergens such as insect bites or peanuts. Anaphylaxis is initially treated with injection of epinephrine.
Bone fracture, a break in a bone initially treated by stabilizing the fracture with a splint.Burns, which can result in damage to tissues and loss of body fluids through the burn site.
First aid kits
A first aid kit consists of a strong, durable bag or transparent plastic box. They are commonly identified with a white cross on a green background. A first aid kit does not have to be bought ready-made. The advantage of ready-made first aid kits are that they have well organized compartments and familiar layouts.
Dating a younger girl might seem awkward for you or the girl but making intelligent choices and knowing how to act and do makes it a very successfully. Her are some tips that might help
Try knowing her.
Before you are sure you want to date this girl, you need to know basic facts about her. (eg. her birthday, favorite color, TV shows, music, etc.).
Talk to her relatives.
She’s till young so try asking her brothers, sisters, parents, on their consent. If it’s all right with them, you won’t feel too worried to date this girl.
Try not to rush
Younger girls will feel afraid if you just burst out and ask them to date you (makes them feel as if you’re some sort of creep who preys on young girls). Take some time and get to know her. Then when the time is right, ask her. Don’t say “I love you” too soon, either. It scares her away.
Don’t be in a hurry for the kiss.
Since she is younger, a kiss would feel weird and confusing as she probably hasn’t much experience. If you do kiss her early on, don’t do it every minute.
Keep focused on the goal.
Don’t mess around with other girls if you and this girl already like each other. Her emotions would take time to recover from damage and she wouldn’t like you anymore.
Don’t act too mature
Don’t act too mature and grown-up, or she will feel immature and awkward around you. She might dump you for a guy close to her age. Talk about things girls her age talk about.
Don’t worry about the teasing
Take deep breaths and remind yourself that others’ opinions don’t matter(teasing, name calling). If you really like this girl, others’ opinions mean jack.
If the two of you already knew/ liked each other, it wouldn’t feel as awkward to be dating.
Keep conversation appropriate.
Talking about something like sex would place her in an awkward position. Talk about sports, TV, family. Something casual.
If you feel or she feels she isn’t ready to be with your friends, wait.
It’s easier for her if you get to know her friends first. This will really help her to settle into the situation.
Keep in mind that her emotions are damaged easier than yours, so DO NOT hurt her in any way!
Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford, February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019 was an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher and professor emeritus at Princeton University who died on August 5, 2019.
She was the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Choose a topic— it can be whatever you want—and write at least five sentences about it. If you’re not feeling too creative, simply copy a passage out of a book or newspaper. The goal is to get an idea of what your handwriting looks like on average. The more you write, the more accurate your analysis will be.
Identify the primary shapes. Is your handwriting full of loops and curves? Is it primarily straight lines and stiff in appearance? Do you have hard corners, or do your letters blend together?
The angle at which you write your letters can make or break your handwriting. Is your handwriting perpendicular to the lines under it? Does it fall to the left or to the right significantly? A slight slant is typically not a problem, but too much of one can make reading difficult.
Do your words tend to be written on an upwards or downwards angle? Do they overlap with the lines on the page? Is every word individually angled, or do your entire lines of text head in a similar direction away from the line?
The distance between your words and letters helps determine the quality of your handwriting. There should be enough space between each word to fit the letter “O.” Using more or less space than this can be an indicator of poor handwriting. Pay attention also to the closeness of each individual letter. Cramped writing or letters that are spaced far apart are also difficult to read.
Turns out size does matter, at least with handwriting. Does your writing fill up the entire space between two lines? Can you write all your words in less than half the space between two lines? Taking up a large amount of space or using too little are both things to avoid.
Look at the actual lines that comprise your writing. Are they drawn with heavy pressure, or are they faint and hard to read? Are your lines straight, or are they kind of squiggly and uneven?
Considering all of the aforementioned, what is it that your handwriting needs in order to improve? Possible changes can be made to the shape of letters, your spacing, alignment, writing size, line quality, and the slant of words. Changing one or more of these will improve your overall handwriting legibility.
So now you know your letters are too large and your shapes too round, now what? Go onto font websites and look for handwriting samples that you like. Make a copy of each style of handwriting that is feasible for you to mimic. Don’t be afraid to look for samples that might vary significantly from your own handwriting, as you can pick and choose certain aspects of different handwritings rather than adopting an entirely new one.
Michael Jackson Dancer, Songwriter, Singer, Music Producer (1958-2009)
Michael Jackson was a multi-talented musical entertainer who enjoyed a chart-topping career both with the Jackson 5 and as a solo artist. He released the best-selling album in history, ‘Thriller,’ in 1982.
Who Was Michael Jackson?
Known as the “King of Pop,” Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 to June 25, 2009) was a best-selling American singer, songwriter and dancer. As a child, Jackson became the lead singer of his family’s popular Motown group, the Jackson 5. He went on to a solo career of astonishing worldwide success, delivering No. 1 hits from the albums Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad. In his later years, Jackson was dogged by allegations of child molestation. He died of a drug overdose just before launching a comeback tour in 2009.
Michael Jackson wears his trademark single glove while performing at New York City’s Museum of Natural History in February 1984. The event took place just 11 days after Jackson was burned while filming a Pepsi commercial.
Jackson shows off the red leather jacket made famous by his 1983 video for “Beat It.” A similar jacket, worn in the groundbreaking “Thriller” video, sold for $1.8 million at auction in
Michael Jackson Songs
‘Got to Be There’ (1971)
At the age of 13, Jackson launched a solo career in addition to his work with the Jackson 5, making the charts in 1971 with “Got to Be There,” from the album of the same name.
Jackson’s 1972 album, Ben, featured the eponymous ballad about a rat. The song became Jackson’s first solo No. 1 single.
‘Music and Me’ (1973)
Michael’s third solo album, Music and Me was his least successful.
‘Forever, Michael’ (1975)
This fourth solo album for Michael was his last with Motown records.
‘Off the Wall’ (1979)
An infectious blend of pop and funk, Michael wowed the music world with 1979’s Off the Wall, which featured the Grammy Award-winning single “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” along with such hits as “Rock with You,” “She’s Out of My Life” and the title track.
Released in 1982, Michael Jackson’s sixth solo album Thriller is the best-selling album in history, generating seven Top 10 hits. The album stayed on the charts for 80 weeks, holding the No. 1 spot for 37 weeks. In addition to its unparalleled commercial achievements, Thriller garnered 12 Grammy Award nominations and notched eight wins, both records. Jackson’s victories showcased the diverse nature of his work.
‘Beat It’ and ‘Billie Jean’
For his songwriting talents, he earned a Grammy (best rhythm and blues song) for “Billie Jean.” He also was honored for the singles “Thriller” (best pop vocal performance, male) and “Beat It” (best rock vocal performance, male). With co-producer Quincy Jones, Jackson shared the award for album of the year.
For this album, Jackson teamed up with rock legend Paul McCartney for their 1982 duet, “The Girl Is Mine,” which nearly reached the top of the pop charts. His most elaborate music video was for the album’s title track. John Landis directed the horror-tinged video, which featured complex dance scenes, special effects and a voice-over by actor Vincent Price. The “Thriller” video was an immense success, boosting sales for the already successful record.
‘We Are the World’ (single, 1985)
In 1985, Jackson showed his altruistic side by co-writing “We Are the World,” a charity single for USA for Africa. A veritable who’s who of music stars participated in the project, including Lionel Richie, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen and Tina Turner.
Michael Jackson’s album Bad (1987), released as a follow-up to Thriller, reached the top of the charts, with a record five No. 1 hits, including “Man in the Mirror,” “The Way You Make Me Feel” and the title track, which was supported by a video directed by Martin Scorsese. Jackson spent more than a year on the road, playing concerts to promote the album. While highly successful, Bad was unable to duplicate the phenomenal sales of Thriller.
In 1991, Jackson released Dangerous, featuring the hit “Black or White.” The video for this song, directed by Landis, included an appearance by child star Macaulay Culkin. In the video’s final minutes, Jackson caused some controversy with his sexual gesturing and violent actions. Many were surprised to see the Peter Pan-like Jackson act in this manner. Jackson’s music continued to enjoy widespread popularity in the following years. In 1993, he performed at several important events, including the halftime show of Superbowl XXVII.
‘HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I’
Jackson’s musical career began to decline with the lukewarm reception to 1995’s HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I, which featured some of his earlier hits as well as new material. The record spawned two hits, “You Are Not Alone” and his duet with sister Janet Jackson, “Scream.” The spaceship-themed video for “Scream,” which cost a record-setting $7 million to produce, earned a Grammy Award for its slick effects. However, another track from the album, “They Don’t Care About Us,” brought Jackson intense criticism for using an anti-Semitic term.
Jackson returned to the studio to put together Invincible (2001), his first full album of new material in a decade.
In December 2010, the posthumous album Michael was released amid controversy about whether the singer actually performed some of the tracks. Brother Randy was among those who questioned the authenticity of the recordings, but the Jackson estate later refuted the claims, according to The New York Times.
Another posthumous album, Xscape, was released in May 2014. R&B star and Jackson protege Usher performed its first single, “Love Never Felt So Good,” that month at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. The album, which includes eight songs recorded by Jackson between 1983 and 1999, debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart.
Michael Jackson’s Wives
In August 1994, Jackson announced that he had married Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of rock icon Elvis Presley. The couple gave a joint television interview with Diane Sawyer, but the union proved to be short-lived.
They divorced in 1996. Some thought that the marriage was a publicity ploy to restore Jackson’s image after child molestation allegations. Later that same year, Jackson wed nurse Debbie Rowe. The couple divorced in 1999.
Michael Jackson: Kids
Michael Jackson and wife Debbie Rowe had two children through artificial insemination: Son Michael Joseph “Prince” Jackson Jr., born in 1997, and daughter Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, born in 1998. When Rowe and Jackson divorced, Michael received full custody of their two children. Jackson would go on to have a third child, Prince Michael “Blanket” Jackson II, with an unknown surrogate.
After Jackson’s death in June 2009, his children were placed in the care of their grandmother, Katherine Jackson, as dictated in his will. In respect to their father’s wishes, Prince, Paris and Blanket were largely kept out of the limelight. They stepped up to the mic in 2009 to speak to fans at their father’s funeral, and again in January 2010 to accept a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award for their father at the Grammys.
In July 2012, a judge temporarily suspended Katherine Jackson’s guardianship of Prince, Paris and Blanket after she was erroneously reported missing by a relative. During this time, T.J. Jackson, son of Tito, received temporary custody of the children. Katherine’s “disappearance” came shortly after a dispute between her and several members of the Jackson clan, who raised questions about the validity of Michael Jackson’s will, pointed fingers at the Jackson matriarch and called for the executors of his estate to resign.
It was soon discovered that the elderly woman wasn’t missing, but had simply taken a trip to Arizona. On August 2, 2012, a judge restored Katherine Jackson as the primary guardian of Prince, Paris and Blanket, also approving a plan granting T.J. Jackson co-guardianship of the children.
When Did Michael Jackson Die?
Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, at the age of 50. Jackson suffered cardiac arrest in his Los Angeles home and was rushed to the hospital after his heart stopped and CPR attempts failed. He died later that morning.
How Did Michael Jackson Die?
In February 2010, an official coroner’s report revealed Michael Jackson’s cause of death was acute propofol intoxication, or a lethal overdose on a prescription drug cocktail including the sedatives midazolam, diazepam and lidocaine. Aided by his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson took the drugs to help him sleep at night. Murray told police that he believed Jackson had developed a particular addiction to propofol, which Jackson referred to as his “milk.” Murray reportedly administered propofol by IV in the evenings, in 50-milligram dosages, and was attempting to wean the pop star off the drug around the time of his death.
A police investigation revealed that Murray was not licensed to prescribe most controlled drugs in the state of California. The steps he had taken to save Jackson also came under scrutiny, as evidence showed that the standard of care for administering propofol had not been met, and the recommended equipment for patient monitoring, precision dosing and resuscitation had not been present. As a result, Jackson’s death was ruled a homicide, and Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter on November 7, 2011, earning a maximum prison sentence of four years.
When and Where Was Michael Jackson Born?
Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana.
Michael Jackson was one of nine children. His mother, Katherine Jackson, was a homemaker and a devout Jehovah’s Witness. His father, Joseph Jackson, had been a guitarist who put aside his musical aspirations to provide for his family as a crane operator. Behind the scenes, Joseph pushed his sons to succeed. He was also reportedly known to become violent with them.
The Jackson 5
Joseph Jackson believed his sons had talent and molded them into a musical group in the early 1960s that would later become known as the Jackson 5. At first, the Jackson Family performers consisted of Michael’s older brothers, Tito, Jermaine and Jackie. Michael joined his siblings when he was five years old, and emerged as the group’s lead vocalist. He showed remarkable range and depth for such a young performer, impressing audiences with his ability to convey complex emotions. Older brother Marlon also became a member of the group, which evolved into the Jackson 5.
Michael and his brothers spent endless hours rehearsing and polishing their act. At first, the Jackson 5 played local gigs and built a strong following. They recorded one single on their own, “Big Boy,” with the B-side “You’ve Changed,” but the record failed to generate much interest.
The Jackson 5 moved on to working as the opening act for such R&B artists as Gladys Knight and the Pips, James Brown, and Sam and Dave. Many of these performers were signed to the legendary Motown record label, and the Jackson 5 eventually caught the attention of Motown founder Berry Gordy. Impressed by the group, Gordy signed them to his label in early 1969.
Michael and his brothers moved to Los Angeles, where they lived with Gordy and with Diana Ross of the Supremes as they got settled. The Jackson 5 was introduced to the music industry at a special event in August 1969, and the group later opened for the Supremes. Their first album, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, hit the charts in December 1969, with its single, “I Want You Back,” reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart shortly afterward. More chart-topping singles quickly followed, such as “ABC,” “The Love You Save” and “I’ll Be There.”
For several years, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 maintained a busy tour and recording schedule, under the supervision of Berry Gordy and his Motown staff. The group became so popular that they even had their own self-titled cartoon show, which ran from 1971 to 1972.
Despite the group’s great success, there was trouble brewing behind the scenes. Tensions mounted between Gordy and Joseph Jackson over the management of his children’s careers, with the Jacksons wanting more creative control over their material. The group officially severed ties with Motown in 1976, though Jermaine Jackson remained with the label to pursue his solo career.
Now calling themselves the Jacksons, the group signed a new recording deal with Epic Records. By the release of their third album for the label, 1978’s Destiny, the brothers had emerged as talented songwriters.
The overwhelmingly positive response to Michael Jackson’s 1979 solo album Off the Wall helped the Jacksons as a group. Triumph (1980) sold more than 1 million copies, and the brothers went on an extensive tour to support the recording. At the same time, Michael continued exploring more ways to branch out on his own.
In 1983, Jackson embarked on his final tour with his brothers to support the album Victory. The one major hit from the recording was Jackson’s duet with Mick Jagger, “State of Shock.”
On a 1983 television special honoring Motown, Jackson performed his No. 1 hit “Billie Jean” and debuted his soon-to-be-famous dance move, the Moonwalk. Jackson, a veteran performer by this time, created this step himself and choreographed the dance sequences for the video of the album’s other No. 1 hit, “Beat It.”
Michael Jackson’s Plastic Surgery
Michael Jackson was badly injured while filming a commercial for PepsiCo in 1984, suffering burns to his face and scalp. At the top of his game creatively and commercially, Michael Jackson had signed a $5 million endorsement deal with the soda giant the previous year. Jackson had surgery to repair his injuries and is believed to have begun experimenting with plastic surgery around this time. His face, especially his nose, would become dramatically altered in the coming years.
A shy and quiet person off-stage, Jackson never was truly comfortable with the media attention he received and rarely gave interviews. By the late 1980s, he had created his own fantasy retreat — a California ranch called Neverland. There the singer kept exotic pets, such as a chimpanzee named Bubbles. He also installed amusement park-type rides, and sometimes opened up the ranch for children’s events. Around the same time, rumors began swirling that Jackson was lightening the color of his skin to appear more white and sleeping in a special chamber to increase his lifespan.
Child Molestation Allegations and Career Decline
In 1993, allegations of child molestation against Jackson emerged. A 13-year-old boy claimed that the music star had fondled him. Jackson was known to have sleepovers with boys at his Neverland Ranch, but this was the first public charge of wrongdoing. The police searched the ranch, but they found no evidence to support the claim. The following year, Jackson settled the case out of court with the boy’s family. Other allegations emerged, but Jackson maintained his innocence.
That year, Jackson agreed to a rare television interview with Oprah Winfrey. Seeking to quell some of the rumors about his behavior, he explained that the change in his skin tone was the result of a skin condition known as vitiligo, and opened up about the abuse he suffered from his father.
By the turn of the century, Jackson was increasingly becoming known for his eccentricities, which included wearing a surgical mask in public. In 2002, Jackson made headlines when he seemed confused and disoriented on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards. Soon after, he received enormous criticism for dangling his baby son, Blanket, over a balcony while greeting fans in Berlin, Germany. In a later interview, Jackson explained that “We were waiting for thousands of fans down below, and they were chanting they wanted to see my child, so I was kind enough to let them see. I was doing something out of innocence.”
In the 2003 television documentary, Living with Michael Jackson, British journalist Martin Bashir spent several months with the singer, even getting him to discuss his relationships with children. Jackson admitted that he continued to have children sleep over at his ranch, even after the 1993 allegations, and that sometimes he slept with the children in his bed. “Why can’t you share your bed? That’s the most loving thing to do, to share your bed with someone,” Jackson told Bashir.
In 2003, Jackson encountered more legal woes when he was arrested on charges related to incidents with a 13-year-old boy. Facing 10 counts in all, he was charged with lewd conduct with a minor, attempted lewd conduct, administering alcohol to facilitate molestation, and conspiracy to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion. The resulting 2005 trial was a media circus, with fans, detractors and camera crews surrounding the courthouse. More than 130 people testified, including Macaulay Culkin. The actor told the court that he had been friends with Jackson as a young teen, and never had any problems while staying over at the Neverland Ranch.
Jackson’s accuser also appeared via videotape and described how he had been given wine and molested. However, the jury found problems with his testimony, as well as that of his mother, and Jackson was found not guilty of all charges on June 14, 2005.
In the aftermath of his trial, Jackson’s reputation was effectively destroyed and his finances were in shambles. He soon found refuge in his friendship with Bahrain’s Prince Salman Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, who helped the pop star pay his legal and utility bills, and invited him to his country as a personal guest.
In Bahrain, the prince took care of the singer’s expenses and built a recording studio for him. In return, Jackson allegedly promised to collaborate on a new album for Al-Khalifa’s record label, write an autobiography and create a stage play. The completed work never materialized, however, and Jackson soon faced a $7 million lawsuit from his friend for reneging on his promises.
In even greater financial straits, Jackson defaulted on the $24.5 million loan owed on his Neverland Ranch in 2008. Unable to part with cherished keepsakes, including the crystal gloves he used in performances, Jackson sued to block the auction of some of his personal items from the home the following year.
Around this same time, the largely reclusive Jackson announced that he would be performing a series of concerts as his “final curtain call.” Despite all of the allegations and stories of odd behavior, Jackson remained a figure of great interest, as demonstrated by the strong response to his concert plans. Set to appear at the O2 Arena in London, England, beginning July 8, 2009, Jackson saw all of the tickets to his “This Is It” tour sell out in only four hours. Sadly, Michael Jackson would never get to experience the anticipated success of his comeback tour, as he died in June of that same year.
Michael Jackson’s Funeral and Memorial
On July 7, 2009, a televised memorial was held for fans of the “King of Pop” at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. While 17,500 free tickets were issued to fans via lottery, an estimated 1 billion viewers watched the memorial on TV or online. Michael Jackson’s death resulted in an outpouring of public grief and sympathy. Memorials were erected around the world, including one at the arena where he was set to perform and another at his childhood home in Gary, Indiana.
The Jackson family held a private funeral on September 3, 2009, at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, for immediate family members and 200 guests. Celebrity mourners included Jackson’s ex-wife, Lisa Marie Presley, and actress Elizabeth Taylor.
‘This Is It’
A documentary of Jackson’s preparations for his final tour, entitled This Is It, was released in October 2009. The film, which features a compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of its star, made $23 million in its opening weekend and skyrocketed to No. 1 at the box office. This Is It would go on to make $261 million worldwide, becoming the highest grossing concert film of all time.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit
In 2013, the Jackson family launched a wrongful death lawsuit against AEG Live, the entertainment company that promoted Michael Jackson’s planned comeback series in 2009. They believed that the company had failed to effectively protect the singer while he was under Conrad Murray’s care. One of their lawyers, Brian Panish, discussed AEG’s alleged wrongdoing in the trial’s opening statements on April 29, 2013: “They wanted to be No. 1 at all costs,” he said. “We’re not looking for any sympathy … we’re looking for truth and justice.”
Jackson family lawyers sought up to $1.5 billion — an estimation of what Michael Jackson could have earned to that point — but in October 2013, a jury determined that AEG wasn’t responsible for the singer’s death. “Although Michael Jackson’s death was a terrible tragedy, it was not a tragedy of AEG Live’s making,” said company lawyer Marvin S. Putnam.
Since his death, Michael Jackson has been profiled in multiple biographies and inspired the creation of two Cirque du Soleil shows. His debts have also been settled thanks to his earlier investment in the Sony/ATV Music catalog, which includes the publishing rights for songs of such industry heavyweights as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Taylor Swift. The Jackson estate sold its share of Sony/ATV in 2016 for $750 million, and two years later the estate received another $287.5 million for its stake in EMI Music Publishing.
Additionally, the King of Pop proved to have earning power that lasted well past his final days. In October 2017, Forbes announced that Jackson had topped the publication’s list of top-earning dead celebrities for the fifth straight year, racking in a whopping $75 million.
On June 25, 2018, A&E commemorated the ninth anniversary of the artist’s shocking death by airing Michael Jackson’s Final Curtain Call. That day, numerous fans took to social media to pay tribute to the King of Pop, with Brooke Shields and Naomi Campbell among the celebrities who remembered their old friend.
‘Michael Jackson: One’
Two months later, fans celebrated the Michael Jackson Diamond Celebration at Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, which featured a performance of Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: One. Additionally, the legendary singer was posthumously honored with the 2018 Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Legacy Award for Humanitarian Service, with children Paris and Prince Michael accepting on his behalf.
Documentary: ‘Leaving Neverland’
Accusations of sexual abuse against Jackson resurfaced in early 2019 with the airing of Leaving Neverland at the Sundance Film Festival and then on HBO. The four-hour documentary explores the recollections of two men who describe how the pop star lured them into his orbit as boys, gaining the trust of their parents, before coercing them into sexual activities in hotel rooms and at his Neverland Ranch.
The documentary drew harsh criticism from Jackson’s supporters, who pointed out that both men had previously testified that no abuse ever happened. The Jackson estate, meanwhile, called the two accusers “serial perjurers” and launched a $100 million lawsuit against HBO.
A person who identifies as pansexual is someone who can be emotionally, romantically, and/or sexually attracted to anyone despite their gender identity. This sexual orientation differs from bisexuality in that it includes the prefix pan, or all. Bisexuality, on the other hand, includes the prefix bi, or two. Therefore, pansexuality includes all gender identities and sexual orientations. It represents people of whom can be attracted to anyone. Learning to ask or find out from someone about their sexual orientation can be a tricky thing as you can appear to be invasive, or even ignorant if you use the wrong words or methods. Make sure you’re well educated on what sexual orientation is before submerging yourself into a conversation about it, especially with someone you don’t know very well. However, the more you discuss it with close, well educated friends, the more you can begin to understand sexual orientation and even explore your own. Finding out if someone is pansexual can be done pretty swiftly and smoothly if you know how to ask and where to look in regard to their sexual orientation.
1. Understand that the best first step to knowing someone’s sexual orientation is to ask them.
This is true when you want to know anyone’s sexual orientation, not just if they are pansexual. But also understand how many times particular individuals have probably had to tell others about their sexual orientation. Respect that they may not want to tell you and understand that it’s perfectly okay for them not to want to share it with you. Don’t assume that they are or are not pansexual based on them rejecting your request to tell you their orientation. There are plenty of other sexual orientations that they could identify as. Assumptions are never a solution.
2. Make sure you ask respectfully and avoid slurs that can be considered rude.
This includes abbreviations such as pan. You should always use the full word “pansexual” when asking about orientation. The same rules apply to when asking someone about any orientation. bi, homo, and other abbreviations can appear offensive and should be avoided. Jokes are never okay. Puns off of the double meaning in “pan” are quite common and offensive. Ask politely- Your sense of humor is never appreciated when it is used to make fun of another person’s sexual orientation or the way they were born.
3. Understand that not everyone chooses to label their sexual orientation.
As a label may make someone’s sexual orientation easier for others to understand, some people see their orientation as a much more fluid subject. Therefore, if someone chooses not to label themselves as pansexual despite having been involved with men, women, transgender people, and gender queer people, you shouldn’t go out of your way to consider them pansexual. Respect their identity, or lack thereof.
4. If you’re not in the position to ask someone about their orientation, look at their past relationships if at all possible.
See the variety of genders of people they’ve dated in the past and make an educated judgement. Keep step three in mind, however. Although an educated guess is okay, don’t begin calling someone pansexual simply because you believe they are based on their pasts.
5. Consider prior knowledge about someone to be a gateway to ask them about whether or not they are pansexual.
If you know someone has dated someone that you know to be transgender or gender queer, then you may be in the position to ask them about their orientation. For example, “I heard you were in a relationship with xyz. I was curious, and I hope you don’t mind me asking, but are you pansexual?” or, “Feel free not to answer if this is personal, but what is your sexual orientation?” However, be careful when doing something like this and know how to read the conversation. If said without true, factual prior knowledge about someone, your asking could appear to be a quickly designed assumption and read to be very aggressive and offensive.
Google today July 21 celebrates Nigerian novelist Buchi Emecheta with its Doodle on what would have been her 75th birthday.
Florence Onyebuchi “Buchi” Emecheta OBE (21 July 1944 – 25 January 2017) was a Nigerian-born novelist, based in the UK from 1962, who also wrote plays and an autobiography, as well as works for children. She was the author of more than 20 books, including Second Class Citizen (1974), The Bride Price (1976), The Slave Girl (1977) and The Joys of Motherhood (1979). Most of her early novels were published by the London-based company Allison and Busby, where her editor was Margaret Busby.Emecheta suffered a stroke in 2010, and she died in London on Jan. 25, 2017, aged 72.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements and notable historical figures.