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RIP: More interesting info about American Actress who died, Cicely Tyson.

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Pioneering Hollywood actress Cicely Tyson – who was known for portraying strong African-American characters – has died aged 96, her manager has said.

No cause of death was given. The former fashion model had a career that spanned seven decades.

Tyson won two Emmys for her performance in the 1974 civil rights-era film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

She also became the first black woman to take on the main role in the TV drama East Side/West Side in the 1960s.

Presenting Tyson with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016, the then US President Barack Obama said that apart from her achievements as an actress, she had also shaped the course of history.

It looks like this year has come to collect all the icons in our communities. This year is only 30 days young, but the havoc that it has caused cannot be put into words. Here at home we lost Politician and Minister of the Presidency.

Jackson Mthembu. In the same breath, we lost iconic jazz musicians Sibongile Khumalo and Ntate Jonas Gwangwa.

On the 28th of January 2021, The world was shocked and gutted to hear of the passing of veteran actress Cecily Tyson. There has been no cause of death given or stated by her family to the media..

For those who are young and not too knowledgeable, they know  Cicely Tyson from Tyler Perry films. But this iconic actress has been in the acting fraternity for decades.

Let’s look at her life. Who she is and notable roles she played.

The late Cecily Tyson was born in New York in 1924. She is born to immigrant parents from the Caribbean island of Nevis. She grew up in Harlem, New York to devoted religious parents.

She stopped working at the age of 18 years to go into modelling. Furthermore, she was a typist. Tyson was not allowed to watch plays growing up, although she had an attraction for acting. After she got her first acting role, it is believed her mother kicked her from home, believing that the path Cecily was on was a sinful one.

For seven years she was married to popular Jazz Trumpeter, Miles Davis.  

She found success as an actress when she played on shows such as “Roots” The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and many other shows and plays. 

In 1963, she played the role of Jane Foster on Eastside/Westside. Jane Foster was the secretary on the show. She was the first African American to star in a TV drama. 

She was married before to her first husband in 1942, subsequently having a daughter in 1943 by whom she is called “Joan”.

May Miss Cecily Tyson rest in Peace. Well done to her and the accolades she earned whilst alive proved that she was dedicated to her work.

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The causes of infertility in men

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If we can all know the most common causes of infertility in men, perhaps we can reduce the spread of the condition.

Here are some of the most common reasons men are infertile.

1. Excessive drinking

It is said that alcohol affects the body’s ability to absorb zinc which is a nutrient vital for healthy sperm. It’s still unclear what quantity of alcohol is bad but it’s advisable to stay away from it as much as possible, especially heavy drinking.

2. Oxidative stress

Another thing that can cause male infertility is oxidative stress. This is linked to lifestyle factors such as obesity, diet, pollutants, smoking and alcohol. Taking antioxidant supplements such as vitamin E, vitamin C, folic acid etc, is said to increase fertility.

3. Unhealthy diet

Diet should be holistic. A healthy diet will help maintain a healthy sperm count and a poor diet otherwise. It is advisable that one eats foods that will guarantee the general health of the body.

4. Excessive exercising

Exercising is good for the body but it becomes excessive when combined with body building steroids, which can decrease the production of testosterone and thereby lower sperm count.

5. Frequent s*x

Too much sex can decrease the quality of sperm cells. It is advised that couples wishing to conceive should limit intercourse to every two or three days.

6. Overexposure to hot conditions

Heat from laptops, wearing tight underpants and other things that could increase the temperature around the testicles could cause low sperm count. As much as possible, it is advised that the general crotch area should be kept cool.

7. Untreated infections

When STIs are not treated on time, it could result in infertility. Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, mumps etc can affect fertility and even cause sterility.

8. Drugs

Sniffing drugs like cocaine and cannabis can impair fertility in males. It has been said that, “cannabis seems to have a dramatic effect on sperm, making them swim too fast and “burn out” before they reach the egg”.

Certain prescribed drugs can also affect fertility. It is advised that a man seeking to make a baby should first, consult the doctor, before taking any drug.

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Effective natural remedies for dark lips

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One of the major reasons for lips turning dark is the accumulation of dead cells.

Dark lips are caused by overexposure to the sun, smoking and dehydration. And they sometimes come as tiny, dark spots on your lip(s).

If you are interested in getting rid of those dark lips, just apply the following tips, and you’ll see best results.

  1. Exfoliate with sugar
    Dry, dead skin can make your lips look dull and dark. Regular exfoliation can help remove dead skin cells from your lips. You can use sugar to make an effective scrub. Take some in your fingers, add some water (if you like), and scrub your lips with it.
  2. Go for honey
    Honey is not only tasty; it can also be used to get rid of dark lips because it has the ability to draw moisture to the surface. But that’s not even all, honey also has healing properties. It helps repair wounds and promotes healing in sunburns. So, if you have sun-damaged or chapped and split lips, honey can be helpful.
  3. Apply cucumber juice
    You’ve probably seen beauticians use this on their face; it also works on the lips. Chop/ blend cucumber to get the juice and apply the juice all over lips daily. The difference will be obvious after a few weeks of daily use.
  4. Use pink lips cream
    If you really fancy pink lips and want to get rid of those not so good-looking dark lips, you can invest in pink lips creams. You know these creams have chemical content. Hence, be careful when applying it to your lips.
  5. Scrub with olive oil
    You may have known about olive oil benefits for your health, skin, and hair, but did you know that it can also give you attractive pink lips and moisturize them too? Prepare your own natural scrub by mixing one-half teaspoon of sugar and a few drops of extra virgin olive oil. Scrub your lips gently with this mixture once a week for best results.
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Reasons why you shouldn’t date a cheating woman

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 Women cheat for many reasons, but there are some common indicators. Here’ are the reasons behind cheating women.

No one should cheat whether man or woman. Below are top reasons why you shouldn’t date a cheating woman

1. She doesn’t love you

No matter what she says, she doesn’t really love you. Maybe she must have been tired of being in that relationship and decided to have fun outside. A woman that loves you wouldn’t cheat on you but would stay by you through the good and bad times.

2. She doesn’t respect you

No woman who loves and respect her man would actually cheat on him. Cheating is a sign of disrespect to not only the man but the relationship. Cheating just shows the woman doesn’t respect even your feelings for her. She only does what’s in her mind and cares less about your emotions.

3. She doesn’t care about the relationship

If a woman decides to cheat on her man, it’s a major sign that she doesn’t want that relationship anymore, she doesn’t care about it and she doesn’t value it. Even if a woman is tempted to cheat, that fear of losing her man and the value she has for that relationship should be enough motivational factor for her not to.

4. She no longer finds you attractive

It’s as simple as that; if she’s with another man it’s either she no longer finds you attractive or she’s more attracted to some other guy which to me still means the same thing. If a woman no longer finds you that much attractive then being with her might just be a waste of time because her eyes and emotions are set on someone else.

5. She’s insincere

A cheating woman is both insincere to herself and to you. At home with you, she tries to be the loving woman but deep down she knows she’s cheating. For a woman to cheat that means she as well must have lied about so many things to you; she must have given so many lies as excuse to be with the other man. This really is deception at its peak.

6. She’s selfish

I think this is an obvious reason which even without thinking everyone should know. A woman that cheats is greedy and wants everything for herself and doesn’t care about what others think. She’s only interested in herself and her selfish ways. For a woman to be with more than one man then she’s greedy, and a greedy woman is worth fearing because she’s capable of anything.

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