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Holiday Weight Gain Tips

8 Weight Gain Tips

By: Siddiqu The Personal Trainer 

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1. Over indulge in alcohol: Drink and be Merry! Consuming alcohol is a great way to ingest large quantities of sugar and calories with little or no effort (cough cough, sorry Keith S.). Plus, there are added benefits of the next morning hang over.  And don’t forget the greasy breakfast that is required after a night of drinking.   Sugar has 7 calories per gram, which is twice the amount of protein and carbohydrates. This can sky rocket your caloric intake and you won’t even realize it. For some serious poundage, drink alcohol frequently and add fruit juice or a carbonated beverage.   (We are not endorsing drinking and driving! You can be safe and gain weight effectively without putting others at risk!) Continue reading

Someone Keeps Sending This Guy Soup With Messages & It’s Honestly Kind of Creepy

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It’s kind of fun and exciting to find out you have a secret admirer. That is, until it isn’t, and their anonymous gestures go from lighthearted and cute to borderline creepy. That’s the situation one poor man is dealing with at the moment, after receiving numerous mysterious soup deliveries with the note “soup for my perfect little soup boy” attached. The problem? He doesn’t even like soup. Continue reading

Bill Clinton was Introduced as the First Black President and Had Awkward Moments at Aretha Franklin Funeral

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Paul Sancya/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9842455ag)
Former President Bill Clinton smiles as he plays a recording of Aretha Franklin on his phone during the funeral service for Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76
Aretha Franklin, Detroit, USA – 31 Aug 2018

Prior to Aretha Franklin’s funeral, organizers sated it would be a “service not a show.” However, the funeral was more of an event than memorial. First of all, the presence of Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson Sr. together at any place is a conversation starter. Then there was Michael Eric Dyson speaking about Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Not to mention the long list of celebrities, athletes and political figures. Continue reading