Six Foods That Can Give You Body Odor

first_imgIf your deodorant doesn’t get you through the day, your DIET might be to blame.  Here are six foods that can make you stink . . . 2.  Alcohol.  Most of it gets metabolized by your liver.  But a tiny amount comes out in your sweat.  So you end up smelling like a stale beer. 3.  Fish can make SOME people smell bad.  There’s a metabolic disorder called “fish odor syndrome” where it makes your sweat smell fishy.  It’s rare though, and you’d probably know if you had it. 5.  Garlic.  It has another sulfuric compound called allicin.  (Pronounced like the name Alison.)  It’s not necessarily a bad smell though.  A few studies have found that some people are actually turned on by it. 1.  Red meat.  It’s hard to digest and leaves residue behind in your digestive tract, which mixes with bacteria and comes out in your sweat.  A study in 2006 found women were more attracted to guys who were vegetarians, because their sweat smelled better. 6.  Coffee.  It might not make you smell worse on its own.  But stimulants like caffeine make you sweat more.  So you could end up sweating out more of those OTHER odors we just talked about. 4.  Broccoli and asparagus because they both have a lot of sulfur.  They’re good for you though, so don’t stop eating them.  If they make you smell bad, try cooking them in boiling water instead of steaming them.  That should eliminate most of the smell.last_img read more

School to empower Malawian girls

first_imgStudioMDA’s artist aerial impression of the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls. Some of the girls to enroll at the academy have been orphaned by the aids epidemic. Madonna unveiling the site of the academy in 2009. (Images: Raising Malawi) MEDIA CONTACTS • StudioMDA Academy designers +1 212 343 3330 mail@studiomda.com RELATED ARTICLES • Malawi: Africa’s warm heart • SA comics team up for charity • Celebrities on sale for charity • Epic run to put smiles on facesBongani NkosiThe words “dare to dream” signified the beginning of an inspiring journey as Madonna, the acclaimed US pop star, laid the first brick, inscribed with the adage, for the construction of Raising Malawi Academy for Girls – a school she’s building in Malawi.Madonna attended the ceremony on 6 March to mark the start of construction of the academy, located in a village on the outskirts of the country’s capital Lilongwe. The US$15-million (R108.9-million) academy is part of Raising Malawi, an NGO the singer co-founded with Kabbalah rabbi Michael Berg in 2006.It will accommodate about 450 girls from across Malawi’s 28 districts, and hopefully will enrol those from some of the Southern African country’s most impoverished families. “Our academy will educate, protect, and empower … young girls who are Malawi‘s hope for the future,” Madonna said in a statement.The academy, designed by New York-based architect company StudioMDA, will sit on a 46ha plot, according to design blog Inhabitat.This land was secured from 200 villagers who were compensated with about $115 000 (R844 000) in total to be relocated. While they were reluctant to vacate the village, the government convinced them that the academy would benefit the country, and also offered them land to build new houses.The vision for the academy is that it will fulfil a much bigger role than just that of a school, as it will also serve as a “family and support centre for many orphaned girls who have been left to raise their brothers and sisters”, said Raising Malawi. “It will also be a source of protection and access to medical care and regular meals.”Inhabitat reports that the school will offer a library, an administration building, a dining hall, a gymnasium, a wellness centre, a sports field, 30 classrooms, 12 dormitories and 18 staff houses.“… Most importantly it will be an outstanding school,” said Raising Malawi. “Never before will so many Malawian children have access to a school library, or be able to hold a textbook of their own.”Developers are building the school using Hydraform bricks, a form of non-burnt bricks which cuts down on deforestation in Malawi, Inhabitat said. The academy will also generate much of its own energy, as its “entire gymnasium roof will be covered in photovoltaic panels to help supply the school with power”.Curbing the brain drainMadonna hopes the school, to be headed by local academic Anjimile Mtila-Oponyo, will produce top professionals such as scientists, lawyers and doctors, who will serve their country. She said part of its aim is to curb the prevalent trend of locals being drawn to Western countries.“We will stop the brain drain happening in so many African nations… our students will receive an internationally competitive education while incorporating local values.”The inclusion of Malawian cultural values will help build national pride in the students, and in turn inspire them to give back to their nation. The local culture will be preserved and passed on, with the incorporation of music, art and dance in the academy’s curriculum.“As an artist, I know the transformative power of art,” Madonna said. “Once instilled with pride in their homeland, young women will understand the importance of remaining in Malawi and investing in their own communities.”Children are the futureThe pop star, who shot to fame in the 1980s, said she was touched when she visited Malawi in 2006. She was devastated by the impact of HIV/Aids in the country, she said, having met scores of children who had been orphaned by the epidemic.She came across children heading their homes and raising other children, and, returning home knowing that the future of the country rested on those young shoulders, was inspired to act.She stated that the education of girls was key to rebuilding communities and raising the nation, and was encouraged by the determination shown by the orphans. “I know they have the strength to save Malawi; they just need to be given the tools.”Madonna has adopted two Malawian children, David Banda and Chifundo ‘Mercy’ James, who accompanied her biological offspring Rocco and Lourdes to this week’s charity tour. The star is also funding a number of charities in the country.“It is with hope for a bright future that I am here. The brick I [laid] is not just the bedrock to a school; it is the foundation for our shared future,” she said.last_img read more

Maponya: We must collectively say no to xenophobia

first_imgBrand South Africa’s chairperson, Chichi Maponya, says our African neighbours helped us during apartheid and says it is time for South Africa to play her part for the continent. Brand South Africa’s chairperson, Chi Chi Maponya, urges each South African to show our Ubuntu now when it matters most. (Image: Shamin Chibba)South Africans will commemorate 21 years of democracy in a few days. Our struggle for freedom and liberation became a collective struggle as the people of the continent and the wider international community joined us. When we attained our long yearned for freedom, we knew our success was due to the efforts of the citizens of our continent and the world.Citizens of Africa – at all levels – spared no effort to fight for our liberation. Heads of countries took up our struggle at international fora, they joined the broader international community in calling for international sanctions against the apartheid government; they hosted South Africans who were escaping the horrors of our country; they provided our people, inside and outside the country with food and clothing.  Citizens of the continent accepted and integrated our people into their communities.  And some even lost their lives for supporting our struggle when they were targeted by the then South African Defence Force.  Some countries even provided travel documents to our people so that they could garner more international support for our fight for liberation.The words, “South Africa’s freedom was not free,” is more than just a slogan.  Efforts and lives that contributed to our freedom cannot actually be quantified.South Africa has always been cognisant of our debt to the continent and its people.  We have since 1994 actively pursued a foreign policy that put Africa at the centre of our developmental agenda.  It is for this reason that South Africa worked with other leaders on the continent to spearhead developmental policies like NEPAD while advocating on the global stage that Africa should no longer remain on the periphery of international relations.  We took this position to the United Nations Security Council during both sittings as non-permanent members, we have taken this position to the G-20, BRICS and other such fora.South Africa also provides material support to the continent in that we are amongst the largest investors on the continent and we actively support peace and security initiatives through dialogue, mediation, humanitarian and security contributions.South Africa acts in this way cognisant that our fortunes are intrinsically linked to that of the continent.  We are also committed to the vision of an Africa Rising – an Africa that is no longer on the periphery but a continent that can take its rightful place in the community of nations.And driving this commitment to the growth and development of our continent is the need for us, as leaders in our respective spheres, to deliver a better quality of life for all the citizens of Africa.  To us, as leaders, the citizens of the continent are not just a market for goods.  Our people are at the heart of the spirit, the culture, the richness, the heritage of our continent.  Our people make our continent amazing.  Our people will carry the history of our continent in their bloodlines and pass it on to future generations.  Our people will attest to our struggles to emerge as a dark and forgotten continent to a place of glory.It is against this background that South Africa also believes that the free movement of people throughout the continent must be facilitated.  South Africa’s rich culture and heritage is undoubtedly a result of the various waves of immigration that swept through our country.  Such is the multi-hued collage of our citizens that many cannot even relate to the countries from which they have migrated.And now we find ourselves, in the midst of Freedom Month and a few days away from Africa Month, where we are turning against each other – brother against brother, sister against sister.  We cannot allow this to continue.  And it is up to each of us that play our part to stop this.  We must have respect and consideration for each other.  We must appreciate that where the continent once hosted our citizens, it is time for South Africa to play her part for the continent.  And this is what drives our views and policies with regard to foreign relations, trade and investment and immigration.I urge each citizen of our country to not forget where we come from, to play our part in accepting all citizens to our country, to show our Ubuntu – now when it matters most.  Where there are legitimate grievances, bring them to your elected officials, to your community leaders.  Let us solve our problems in our time honoured way – through dialogue.One of the founders of our premier liberation movement, Pixley ka Seme called for an end to racism, tribalism and other divisive tendencies in 1911 when he said: “The demon of racialism, the aberrations of the Xhosa-Fingo feud, the animosity that exists between the Zulus and the Tongas, between the Basuthos and every other Native must be buried and forgotten; it has shed among us sufficient blood! We are one people.”Let us not forget.  Let us celebrate each other as citizens of one continent, as citizens with a common past and future.  Let us stop the hatred and anger.  We are African citizens!Follow Ms Maponya on @ChichiMaponya and contribute to the conversation on #WeAreAfrica.last_img read more

Business Models: Product Roadmap Planning Trumps One-Off Project Plans

first_imgBusinesses are re-envisioning how IT is being modeled to support their organizations.  Rather than one-off  projects, businesses instead are developing long-range views based on evolving product road maps.Kasey Panetta, Brand Content Manager at Gartner, said that “projects tend to happen in business-unit silos, compete with other company projects for resources and only contribute to isolated metrics. Product-centric business models offer quicker business outcomes, improved customer experiences, reduced friction within the organization and more flexibility. All of that results in increased trust across the business as the organization works toward the same goals.”55 percent of organizations say that they are trying to transition now from being project-based to more-strategically product-centric. The change involves both technical restructuring and also culturally locating the right members into units where they can interact more frequently.  Gartner says that the change requires optimizing the use of resources plus a little innovation, but the results are worth the change.last_img read more

Chris Lacy Has Career Game That Helps Push OSU Past Tech

first_imgIt took Chris Lacy just four catches to have a career game. The junior showed up big in Oklahoma State’s dramatic one-point victory on senior night against Texas Tech.Talk about efficiencyThere were five balls thrown Lacy’s way. He caught the last four for a combined 100 yards. His first three catches were all in the first quarter, for 78 yards.His first catch went for 33 yards (22 after the catch) and got the Cowboys moving on a drive that ended with a Mason Rudolph 9-yard TD run to put OSU up 14-0.Later in the first quarter, Rudolph called Lacy’s number twice in a row. First he went for 13 yards on first down and then followed it up with another 30-plus yard sideline explosion. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Lacy’s last play went for 22 yards and led to a Chris Carson 19-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.center_img Efficiency has been Lacy’s M.O. all year. Against West Virginia, Lacy had three catches for 31 yards and two touchdowns. In that homecoming effort, he book-ended Mike Gundy’s 100th win with the Cowboys’ first touchdown and another one late to give OSU a two-score lead, essentially sealing the victory over the No. 10-ranked Mountaineers.Lacy’s other catch in that game? A 19-yard drive-saving play on 3rd and eight. Two of his three best games in terms of yards have come this season. Throw in the Texas, KSU, Baylor and WVU games, and Lacy is putting together a pretty great season for a fourth option at WR.screen-shot-2016-11-13-at-7-44-38-amAnother cool note. Lacy was instrumental in another significant win for Gundy. OSU has now won eight straight against Texas Tech. That’s the longest streak against any Big 12 school. It doesn’t seem right, does it?But even when he wasn’t getting targets, Lacy finds a way to keep himself on the field by doing the dirty work.Watch the Chris Lacy block. https://t.co/LlWJIlkeVY— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 12, 2016It pays to be efficient and to wear your hard hat when you’re in the middle of a deep pool of wide-receiver talent such as Oklahoma State’s. Lacy is fourth in receiving yards at 360 behind James Washington, Jalen McCleskey and Jhajuan Seales.“We just took what they gave us,” said Lacy on Saturday. “Whenever they were playing back, we took the underneath routes and whenever they came up, we went over their head. We have a very explosive offense. We had a few turnovers but we were able to rally back and get the win.”With Seales carrying a rose Saturday for senior night and the possibility of James Washington playing Sundays in 2017 if he is so inclined, look for Lacy’s role to increase moving forward and into next year.last_img read more

LOOK: Mason Rudolph throws shade at J.W. Walsh after win

first_imgMason Rudolph and J.W. Walsh worked hand-in-hand for a full season together as one of the best 1-2 QB punches OSU has ever deployed. But General Walsh is no longer a Cowboy, taking a job coaching the offense as a graduate assistant at TCU in the offseason. So Rudolph ceased the moment to shoot his shot and throw a bit of shade towards Walsh after their big win over his former teammate:Fun day in Fort Worth, learned it from you @coachwalshtcu ? #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/TdcZdUKUoB— Mason Rudolph (@Rudolph2Mason) November 19, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. The winky face emoji means it’s a joke, and Walsh almost definitely got a little giggle from his young pup who ran for 2 touchdowns in true J.W. Walsh form. It takes some confidence to hit send on a tweet like that, and it’s pretty clear QB1’s confidence is sky high as they roll into the bye week to prepare for a Big 12 title showdown with the Sooners.last_img read more

Since Moving To 10 Teams, Here’s How The Big 12 Was Won

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Defense wins championships. Even in the Big 12. Since moving to 10 teams back in 2011, every Big 12 title winner did the following things:Finished in the top three in the Big 12 in turnover marginFinished with an 8-1 record in conference playFinished with a top four defense in points per drive allowedDon’t believe me? Look. Here are the ranks of all the Big 12 champions since 2011 (I, unlike the Big 12, only count outright winners).screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-1-49-54-pmOklahoma State finished No. 1 in turnover margin in 2013 and 2015 and didn’t win the conference. Baylor’s 2014 defense was the “worst defense” to win the league since it went to 10 teams.Now look at the profiles of the two teams this year that have a chance of winning the conference. Only one fits the template of an outright Big 12 champion.Oklahoma has an historically atrocious defense for Oklahoma (more on this later on in the week) and currently ranks N0. 7 in points per drive allowed. No. 7! I put it at No. 6 though because the numbers for last week aren’t out yet, but I believe Baylor will drop below OU after whatever it was they did at AT&T Stadium on Saturday against Patty Mahomes.Furthermore, the worst points-per-drive number we have seen from a Big 12 champion is 1.91 from Baylor in 2014. OU’s is currently over 2.4! Here is a look at the current turnover margin leaderboard.screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-1-42-58-pmOU could flip this board around if it wins the turnover battle 3-0 or something like that, but it would have to win it 5-0 or better to actually finish ahead of OSU.Does any of this mean Oklahoma State should be the favorite in Norman? Of course not. But if OU wins the Big 12 on Saturday, it will go against the recent trend we have seen since 2011 of great defenses and teams that create a ton of turnovers winning the Big 12 conference.It would also prove the conference critics right for once about the Big 12 lacking defensive prowess. That has largely been a false narrative, but OU winning the league this year with one of its worst defenses under Bob Stoops would bad for the league and its general perception.Which is obviously why you should root for Oklahoma State to win.last_img read more

Oklahoma State Remains at No. 10 in College Football Playoff Rankings

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. The spectacle that is the college football playoff held their penultimate show on Tuesday evening. Oklahoma State went into the week at No. 10 from last week’s release, and again remained in the 10th spot this week in the latest rankings.The Cowboys are 11th in both the AP and Coaches poll this week, but the playoff committee’s rankings are the rankings that ultimately decide their future — and a chance at a potential playoff spot. Although a lot would have to happen.Colorado has passed Oklahoma for No. 8. OU No. 9, Oklahoma State No. 10.RIP, Big 12.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 30, 2016Here’s the full top 25:Fifth Rankings: The #CFBPlayoff Selection Committee Top 25 for games played through November 26. pic.twitter.com/tSlBNBS48K— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 30, 2016last_img read more

Twitter Reax: What OSU Athletes Said After Bedlam

first_imgFollowing Oklahoma State’s Big 12 title loss to the rival Sooners, Oklahoma State athletes past and present took to social media to share their thoughts and disappointment.Lay it all on the line for my guys. Blessed to be here— Chad Whitener (@MountChad) December 4, 2016 That’s what we get for running the ball on 3rd and 10 and settling for the field goal— Lane Taylor (@lanetaylor65) December 3, 2016 what’s life without adversity, stay up young stay up.. blessed— ⚜ (@kevinhenryy_) December 4, 2016https://twitter.com/Mattmucha78/status/805203085547204608Thank you fans for all the support. Love this university and this team. Thankful to wear these colors every Saturday of the fall.— Zachary Crabtree (@zcrabs) December 4, 2016 Should the college football playoff committee consider coaching when picking the final 4?? ?— Barry J. Sanders (@BarryJSanders26) December 4, 2016 Looks like we @Zachgsmith are heading back to San Antonio!? #AlamoBowl #OSUvsCU or #OSUvsUSC— Cade Smith (@5cade) December 4, 2016 Good win, OU. Good coaching. Tough playing. Congrats on being the conference champs— Southwell (@JustinSouthwell) December 3, 2016 I use to dream about playing in games like today— Jordan Sterns (@31rzns) December 3, 2016center_img Outcoached— Evan Epstein (@EvanEpstein60) December 3, 2016 Glory be to God, thank you for the opportunity ?— Ricky Spanishhh ? (@DarrionGolden79) December 3, 2016 Proud of this team, win or lose proud to be a Cowboy #GoPokes— Zach The Punter (@ZachSinor29) December 3, 2016 January 8 ?— 国王 (@_TBJXIII) December 4, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Cowboy Tennis Reaches Highest Ranking Ever, Cowgirls Leap To No. 7

first_imgOSU men’s and women’s tennis teams each saw a jump in the latest ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings. The Cowgirls, coming off impressive wins in Seattle over the weekend, jumped four spots to No. 7 in the polls joining three other Big 12 teams in the top 10.The Cowboys made program history this week ascending to No. 4 in the polls making it the highest ranking ever achieved by an OSU men’s team. Coach Udwadia was cautiously optimistic with the news.“We’ve had a solid start through the first half of our season and it’s nice to see that be rewarded in the rankings, but we still have a lot of matches left to be played,” said Udwadia. “Right now, it’s just a number and we have to stay focused on the matches coming up. We’re on the right track and we’re going to continue to do our best to represent Oklahoma State in the best way possible.”Oklahoma State’s historic week continues as the Cowboys reach the program’s highest-ever ranking, coming in at No. 4! #okstate pic.twitter.com/C0wcWgVAAk— OSU Cowboy Tennis (@CowboyTennis) March 7, 2017You can check out a recap of last weekend’s results here. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more