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    Usually, when we drink coffee, we add some sugar and cream to improve its taste to our liking. But there’s a new trend now that could make you stop using the sugar and cream – a pat of butter. This trend goes by the name Bulletproof Coffee, and is believed to be able to help you kick your day into overdrive.

    Many wellness experts support the use of butter to boost coffee’s taste and effect. If you’re unsure whether to try it, here are some reasons that could convince you to add some butter in your coffee tomorrow:

    1. Great for People On the Go

    If you start work or school early, you don’t always have time for breakfast before you leave the house. So, you could just add two tablespoons of butter to your coffee and this is already the equivalent of a complete meal. The butter will give you the calories and essential fats you need, so that you can perform better at work or school.

    1. Energy for the Mind and Body

    Staying alert is one of the reasons why people drink coffee in the morning. The Bulletproof Coffee will provide energy for the body, as well as the mind. In fact, it will increase your cognitive function, so that you will feel more alert for as long as six hours. And unlike traditional coffee, you will not experience any form of crash.

    1. Good for Weight Loss

    People who think about losing weight, don’t usually consider adding butter to their diets because it is filled with fat and is very high in calories. However, if you regularly put butter in your coffee, you will allow your body to adjust to the increased fat intake. It will become a routine for your body, so it will be much easier to trim your waistline down. In addition, grass-fed butter has conjugated linoleic acid or CLA, which has already been proven to reduce body fat, particularly in people who are considered overweight.

    1. Healthy Fats

    Adding butter to your coffee will definitely give you the fat that your body needs. And not only that, but it can also provide your brain with the healthy fats that are essential in creating membranes and hormones for better cognitive function. The short-chain fatty acid–butyrate–is believed to be effective in preventing heart disease, inflammation, and neurodegenerative disease, while increasing your energy.

    If you want to increase your energy, satiety, and focus, start adding butter to your coffee today.


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  • How Chencha, a Small Town in Ethiopia, is rocking Africa Fashion week


    At first glance, Chencha, Ethiopia — an isolated hamlet of bamboo houses situated 300 miles south of the capital of Addis Ababa — doesn’t look like it’s the center of anything. It certainly doesn’t look like a major player on the world’s fashion stage. But then, looks can be deceiving.

    The town is home to the Dorze people — an ancient community of weaving specialists whose designs have reached catwalks as far afield as New York and Tokyo.

    When Tsehynesh Tara, a weaver who originally hails from Chencha, sees pictures of her fabrics on the backs of supermodels, she gets giddy.

    “When I first saw the photos I was so excited. I said: ‘Did I really make that? Did I make that fabric!?'” she recalls.

    Tara is one of several weavers employed by Addis-based fashion designer Mahlet Afework. The 27-year-old designer employs female weavers from Ethiopia’s rural areas. In return, weavers teach her about the history of her country and the meaning behind its fabrics.

    “Every season I try to tell these stories with my collections — I try to learn more about Ethiopia and its beautiful culture,” says Afework.

    “It’s where we come from, it’s in our blood.”

    Mahlet Afework started her career as a model and rap artist before shifting to fashion. Self-taught via Google and YouTube videos, she’s gone on to collaborate with cult UK designer Markus Lupfer and has exhibited at London college of fashion.

    In a TED talk last year she told a global audience that Ethiopian fashion is not just about paying homage to its ancestors — it can actually lift women out of poverty.

    “In Ethiopia we have more than 500 underemployed female weavers in each village. We have a responsibility to give them a job — and then show their work to the world.”

    Tara says she, for one, appreciates the opportunity.

    “I’m very happy to make a sustainable income to support my family and also to work for a well-known fashion brand in Ethiopia,” she says.

    Female empowerment

    Female weavers from Chencha are drawn to Addis Ababa to earn a living at the country’s largest clothing market, Shiromeda. But women tend to struggle in the male-dominated industry there.

    “They come to Addis but they still live in poverty,” says Afework. “The women usually get a really low income because markets tend to be on weekends, when Ethiopian women would traditionally look after their families.”

    Chencha is home to an ancient community of weavers.Chencha is home to an ancient community of weavers.

    “This is why we now employ female weavers directly,” she adds.

    Afework was first introduced to Chencha’s weavers through UN events to encourage female participation in the economy. Today, designers can meet weavers directly through organizations like the Center for African Women Economic Empowerment.

    U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-moon visited the organization this July to show his support to the Ethiopian fashion industry and its work in empowering rural weavers.

    Don’t forget where you come from

    This week, Addis Ababa will be host to Hub of Africa fashion week — a fashion show that aims to gain international exposure for leading fashion designers from Ethiopia and across the rest of Africa.

    Managing director Mahlet Teklemariam started the event in 2010. This year, Vogue Italia editor-in-chief, Francos Sozani, will host a roundtable discussion about marketing African fashion abroad.

    “We’re showing that Ethiopian fashion is not just local — it can be so much more,” says Teklemariam. “It’s about getting that exposure and networking with other designers.”

    The Addis-based event will showcase other leading lights of Ethiopian fashion, including Genet Kebeda, Ayni Ayele, Hiwote Gashaw, Fikirte Addisu and Yordanos Abera.

    As the event’s organizer, Teklemariam sees a common thread between these young designers.

    “Our designers have already traveled to events in Japan, Norway, (America) and South Africa. And even as they become international, there’s always a touch of Ethiopia in their designs.”

    She adds with a smile: “They never forget where they come from.”

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  • Ethiopia’s Melaku Belay of Fendika to Perform at Globalfest 2016 Concert


    Melaku Belay. (Courtesy photo)


     Melaku Belay, leader of the traditional Ethiopian dance troupe Fendika is featured in the lineup for the 2016 Globalfest concert in New York City.

    “Globalfest has announced the lineup for its 13th annual concert, which will feature performers from Mexico, Ethiopia and Haiti and be held at Webster Hall on Jan. 17,” the New York Times reported.

    Melaku, who is known for his innovative and virtuoso interpretation of Eskista, has performed several shows in NYC while touring with the Ethiopian American band Debo, and most memorably he participated at the Lincoln outdoors concert in 2008 with legendary saxophonist Gétatchèw Mèkurya and The Ex band.

    “Fendika an ensemble led by the exuberant dancer Melaku Belay, mixes traditional music and dance from Ethiopia,” the New York Times added.

    Jon Pareles of the New York Times described last year’s Globalfest festival as “full of fusions both geographical and temporal: local and far-flung, old and new. What fortified nearly every performance was the sense that the music still comes from some place like home,” and noted that “next year’s edition will likewise showcase an intriguing mix of artists devoted to cultural exchange and preservation.”

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  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Marry a Prostitute


     know this title just sounds stupid but trust me, after reading through the points below, you will probably be on your way to the Prostitute’s den looking for a wife. I think people who always refer prostitutes as immorally behaved should stop looking at things from one perception. They are just looking for money to fend for themselves…

    Below are five points that will act as concrete reasons as to why you should date and marry a prostitute. Check them out;

    1. They are really good in bed:

    Every man has a right to be impressed in bed and I think it would be disappointing if you married a lady who is literally poor in bed. Finding a woman who can excite you in bed is something close to a paradise on earth. Prostitutes are more experienced in bed, trust me.

    2. They are open and straightforward:

    And by open I’m referring to the mind not the dirty stuff you are already having in your mind. Girls will consider concealing the number of men they have ever slept will hence placing you in a doubtful situation. While prostitutes will be straightforward and reveal the number of guys she has slept with to you.

    3. They are adventurous and interesting:

    Prostitutes will always have funny jokes to tell; interesting stories and be part of a conversation. They will watch porn movies with you without any problem and maybe practice a new sex position with you.

    4. They know how to cook:

    I know most of you will defer with this point but trust me, prostitutes know nothing less than how to impress a guy. If it is cooking or bed matters, they give it a 100% shot. What else does a man need other than a lady who knows how to cook and is good in bed? Tell me

    5. They are very understanding:

    Guys you won’t get divorced if she finds out you have been cheating on her. You have the freedom to cheat in this type of relationship. Plus if you arrive home tired, she will do her work; they will give you head while you rest…. 


    Source: Trendingpost.co.ke

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  • Talking the business of fashion with Ethiopian designer

    Ethiopian craftsmanship is maybe best showed by the nation’s conventional garments that consolidates cotton fabrics with segments of hand-weaved multi-shaded examples. Amid exceptional occasions, for example, weddings, visitors decorate “Habesha” attire as they are alluded to.

    Be that as it may, they are lavish for the vast majority, with a percentage of the priciest pieces of clothing selling for 15,000 Birr (US$730). Furthermore, urban youth who need to stay aware of worldwide style slants likewise pick not to wear conventional dress on standard days.

    Design business visionary Egla Yetnayet Negussie, nonetheless, wants to settle on Habesha garments an ordinary decision. She runs ES Collections, a style business concentrating on joining Ethiopia’s rich social legacy with advanced outlines.

    “My objective clients are the hardest to catch – it is youngsters. On the off chance that you stroll around Addis Ababa you will see garments stores all around. I attempt to emerge by mixing the current in vogue plans with Habesha outlines,” clarifies Negussie.

    An energy for style

    Negussie constantly needed to do style, yet her guardians did not bolster the thought on the grounds that it was not a vast industry in Ethiopia at the time she selected for school. So she majored in advertising in the US. Keeping in mind in school she discovered chances to sharpen her plan aptitudes amid free workshops and courses.

    When she moved back to Ethiopia six years prior, Negussie worked for a film generation organization yet soon quit to concentrate on design.

    “I loved form all the more so began making garments and offering on the web. I got a chance to plan celebrity lane outfits for a film recompenses occasion in Ethiopia and got positive reactions. From that point I started showing myself web portraying and I simply continued onward.”

    ES Collections targets generally the world class and upper-white collar class who “acknowledge hand-made items” notwithstanding the sticker that accompanies it. The organization runs an outlet in Addis Ababa, furthermore stocks its merchandise in stores in the US.

    In any case, changing individuals’ demeanors toward customary garments in Ethiopia has not been simple, says Negussie.

    “I like attempting new stuff and getting my imagination alive my outlines. In any case, offering new thoughts is hard in light of the fact that most clients are more open to purchasing something they have seen some time recently.

    “They are not eager to believe the fashioner’s imagination so it’s difficult to present new stuff and benefit out of it. It needs a great deal of devotion.”

    She notes imagination is additionally a major foe right now in light of the fact that individuals have a tendency to duplicate plans and repeat them at lower costs. Yet, the difficulties confronted in Ethiopia are justified regardless of the increases, says Negussie.

    “Doing this business in America is unbelievable. The business for style outline is immense and my space there would be little. Yet, here in Ethiopia I can really develop my business. In the US I would work to profit to pay my bills – and that is it. Here I began from the base, however I have a chance to make it to the top and carry on with an existence that is past paying my bills.”

    Troubles returning home

    Negussie says she was roused to return home by circumstances opening up in the nation. She additionally would not like to be similar to some of Africa’s diaspora who continue looking at “going home sometime in the not so distant future”.

    On the other hand, fitting into the workplace in Ethiopia was difficult.

    “I exited here when I was in secondary school so I began my grown-up life in the US. I became acclimated to the American way of life. I attended a university there, learnt how to drive there, landed my first paid position there and everything else that you do as a grown-up. When I returned it felt like an abnormal area at first,” she reviews.

    Negussie says her greatest battle was adjusting to the idea of time in Ethiopia. In the US she once got let go for being five minutes late to labor for two continuous days. So she aced keeping due dates. She trusts absence of appreciation for due dates could be an obstruction to the achievement of Ethiopian design in the worldwide business sector.

    “In the western world they have a considerable measure of admiration for hand-made items. I used to purchase carefully assembled scarves for $40 every while the normal scarves would offer for $5. However, so as to take our ability to the universal business, we need to buckle down and we need to regard time.”

     source: shaybuna


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