5 THINGS: How To Look Sharp In The Summer And Still Beat The Heat

It’s hot out and you wish you could be in nothing but your underwear, but you have to be around people and look professional. 

These are the essential things you should know when picking out your summer wardrobe.

Pick The Right Fabrics

Fabrics are the most important aspect to consider when you want to look hawt when it’s hot. You want the fabrics you wear to be made of natural fibers, constructed with breathable weaves, and feel lightweight. 
Natural fibers wick away sweat and tend to dry faster; breathable weaves allow air to flow to your skin and cool you off; and lightweight materials keep you from being too insulated. No matter what you’re wearing, you’ll want it to be made of these fabrics:

  • Cotton (poplin, seersucker, madras)
  • Linen
  • Wool (100% lightweight or tropical weaves)

Avoid heavier versions of cotton, like twill and oxford weaves, and skip the silks and synthetics, like polyester. These heavy fabrics will cling to your skin and trap sweat, making you feel warmer and less comfortable.

Pants should be 100% cotton chinos or dress pants made with tropical wool or lightweight cotton weaves, not denim jeans. Jackets and blazers should be unlined or half-lined to promote breathability. When in doubt, weigh clothing items against each other—the lighter the better. And hold fabrics up to the light. If you can see through it a little you’re in good shape.

Go With Lighter Colors



Lighter colors reflect light, which means less heat being absorbed into your body. Darker colors absorb light and heat you up. You don’t have to be decked out in all white to beat the heat—light blues, yellows, pinks, etc. do the trick—but you don’t want to be decked out in all black either. Think of it like this—you’ll probably be cooler wearing a 100% cotton long-sleeve white shirt than black synthetic t-shirt.

Wear Looser Clothing

Tight clothes cling to you and don’t allow your sweat to do its job. You need to give your skin some breathing room by wearing looser clothing. Air flow is key. 
You don’t have to wear clothing that’s a size up or anything, just choose apparel that facilitates that much-needed air flow and doesn’t constrict. Skinny jeans, tights, and sweatpants are not a good idea.

Dresses and skirts are a great option as well since they perfectly balance air flow and comfort. Even so, you’re better off with looser styles over fitted ones. That form-fitting black cocktail dress may look great on you, but it’s going to slowly cook you alive.

Choose the Right Shoes

For men, Antonia Centeno at Real Men Real Style recommends loafers with holes (for the breathability), moccasins or boat shoes (because you can wear these without socks), or Italian leather shoes (since the leather is usually thinner than western-style leather shoes). Whatever you pick, let those puppies breathe as much as you can.
 For women, any open-toe dress shoe will do the trick, but flats with lightweight no-show socks (or no socks at all) work great too.

Manage Your Sweat

Sweat—that’s really what this is all about. No matter how breathable and lightweight your clothing is, you’re going to sweat. And that’s good because your loose clothing will allow airflow to cool you off some. 
That said, you’re still going to sweat a lot and you need to control it as best you can.

When you’re wearing a short-sleeve or long-sleeve button up, wear an undershirt with it. Preferably a 100% cotton undershirt (v-neck t-shirt or wife beater is ideal). It might be a bit warmer to do that, but the cotton will wick the sweat and keep your nice outer shirt from looking like a damp kitchen rag. 
Also, always carry a handkerchief in your coat pocket or purse for wiping sweat away from your forehead and neck. If you use your shirt sleeve, you’ll just make yourself look even more sweaty.

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FEATURED ARTICLE: NOVA Prophets – Osarose Aifuwa Timothy

The longer they rule, the less benefit the people derive. Nigeria now needs a ‘mind revolution,’ a revolution that calls forth a return to decency, probity, transparency of process and fairness in outcome.

This can be achieved not by subterfuge, divide and rule and turning Nigeria in a field of discord or a street of broken institutions. It is accomplished by honouring the principles of dugged democratic good governance and dugged economic justice. It is done by persuading the oppressors that we are better off as one instead of better off tearing at one another’s throats at the foot of the enemy.



I have come to a painful conclusion that the whole Nigerian state needs to be overhauled. We need a bloody revolution, not some peaceful revolution. As long as these thieving politicians are living, we will never have change. This crosses all tribal groups. We all know this “inconvenient truth.” Nigeria needs to be purged of these elements and some of its likeminds.

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arents generation. I actually think they will be a lot worse. Instead of the youth in college saying that they want to be a doctor or an engineer, they say that they want to be a politician. And we all know the reason why they choose this path of work. It is in order so they can loot public funds.



A revolution is needed. Nigeria should not celebrate independence again, because we very much dependent in deceit. We have more impoverished people now, than 20 years ago.

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These Strong Women Are Making “Friendweight Training” a Thing

Even people who “enjoy” exercise know it’s not nearly as fun as hanging out with friends. It’s why Swedish personal trainers Linn Löwes, 29, and Madelen Ros, 25, who met through a mutual friend five years ago, began working out together in the first place. (They immediately bonded over their passion for fitness.)

In a recent Instagram post published on the trainers’ shared fitness account, @DoubleDedication  where their grueling workout videos have been receiving tens of thousands of views since Linn launched in in 2015, Linn and Madelen took the partner thing one step further: They coined the term “friendweight training,” lifting a partner in the absence of equipment.

Like resistance training, which boosts your bone and muscle strength, metabolism, self-efficacy, and self-esteem, “friendweight training is a great alternative when you don’t have weights available,” says certified strength and conditioning specialist Aubrey Watts, a National Strength and Conditioning Association strength coach. “It imposes a new demand on the body, which provides different results than your normal routine.”

Although you can’t exactly up-size your friend the way you’d grab a heavier dumbbell as you get progressively stronger, friendweight training still benefits both partners in different ways: 
The person lifting with added resistance has to work harder than he or she would doing basic bodyweight movements, and the person being lifted has to stabilize his or her body to be lifted safely, which fires up the core.

Because the inability to stabilize could result in injury, Watts suggests partnering with someone at a similar(-ly-high!) fitness level. After all, a newbie’s improper form can make a move less effective and more dangerous — one reason why you should always master the basics under a trainer’s supervision before trying an out-of-the-box move with a partner or by yourself.
Luckily, neither Linn nor Madelene has sustained serious injuries from friendweight training — just a bruise here and there when their exercises, which can take many tries to master for Instagram, don’t go exactly as planned.

“Some [moves] turn out awesome, and some end up catastrophic, but always with a lot of laughter,” Linn says.

Still, Linn and Madelene take fitness pretty seriously — and know the body adjusts to the weight you’re used to lifting, making simple friendweight training feel easier the more you do it. It’s why the women also incorporate resistance bags, sandbags, medicine balls, and machines like the stair master (or actual stairs) into their workouts.

After all, no one’s saying friendweight training is for everyone. “Do what makes you feel best,” Madelene says. (And if that means lifting a glass of wine to your lips instead of lifting an actual human? Bottom’s up!)

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UFC Champion, Conor Mcgregor Calls Floyd Mayweather ‘monkey,’ Floyd Looking For A Knockout

When UFC champion Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather fight this month in Las Vegas, many experts predict it will shatter pay-per-view records. 

However, the fight might be more personal than many fans thought thanks to comments by one of the fighters. Conor McGregor called Floyd Mayweather “monkey” in one of their confrontations leading up to the fight.

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This shocking revelation came in a Floyd Mayweather interview with Stephen A. Smith on ESPN. Smith explained that he didn’t hear the “monkey” comment by Conor McGregor, but he did hear Conor call Floyd a “boy.” The difference is that McGregor calls everyone he fights “boy,” regardless of race or skin color. However, “monkey” has long been used as a derogatory statement towards black individuals.

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In the interview, Floyd Mayweather was very calm when talking about this racial insult. He simply said that he didn’t like it. Mayweather said that it didn’t make him “go crazy,” but he felt it disrespected those who came before like Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, who went on the front line for him and his family.

Mayweather then said that this sort of racism still goes on. MMAFighting reported that Floyd then said that he is going for a knockout in this fight and will not be fighting on the defensive.

Conor Mcgregor’s Response To The ‘monkey’ Statement

While it seemed very shocking for Conor McGregor to call Floyd Mayweather “monkey,” it wasn’t the first time he used the statement, and when asked about it, MMAFighting also reported that McGregor didn’t step back from the statement.

There was a YouTube video that reportedly showed a backstage interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live with Conor McGregor, where the UFC champion was asked about Rocky 3. McGregor responded by asking if that was the movie with “dancing monkeys in the gym.” In Rocky 3, the Sylvester Stallone character went to train at an all-black gym.

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That video clip was removed from the Jimmy Kimmel YouTube page.

When asked about the Floyd Mayweather “monkey” comments, Conor said that he was just trying to make light of the situation. McGregor seems to think it was part of his schtick, which included him asking Floyd to dance for him. Conor said that he knows who he is as a person, and “realistic people” will know as well.

Racism In Boxing

In a follow-up response to the Floyd Mayweather “monkey” controversy, ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith once again said that he never heard the comments from Conor McGregor, but if it is true, he finds it highly offensive and a slap to all black people.

Smith then brought up the classic 1982 fight between Larry Holmes and Gerry Cooney, a boxing match that really separated the racial lines with promoter Don King and manager Dennis Rappaport using the “black vs. white” storyline to sell the fight. The media even referred to Cooney as the “Great White Hope.”

While both Smith and his First Take co-host, Max Kellerman, said that they believe that neither Holmes nor Cooney wanted the race card to be played, it made the fight a huge success despite many people making death threats to both boxers leading up to the fight.

Both George Cooney and Larry Holmes are close friends and have worked together for special causes ever since.

Stephen A. Smith said that the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight might cause a huge racial divide similar to that of Cooney vs. Holmes.

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Donald Trump Thanks Russia’s President, Putin For Slashing US Diplomatic Staff

President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for slashing the number of U.S. diplomatic staff in Russia, “because now we have a smaller payroll.”

“I want to thank him because we’re trying to cut down our payroll and as far as I’m concerned I’m very thankful that he let go of a large number of people,” Trump told reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. “There’s no real reason for them to go back.”

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Putin, reacting to new sanctions imposed by the U.S. Congress, on July 30 ordered Washington to cut 755 of its 1,200 embassy and consulate staff by September. Many of those affected are likely to be local Russian staffers.

It was unclear if Trump was joking in his comments, his first substantive reaction to Putin’s move.

Nicholas Burns, formerly the State Department’s third-ranking official, called Trump’s comments “grotesque.”

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“If he was joking, he should know better,” said Burns, now a professor at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. 
“If he wasn’t, it’s unprecedented. A president has never defended the expulsion of our diplomats.”

Trump’s remarks are at odds with the State Department’s reaction to Putin’s order. A State Department official on July 30 called the Russian move “a regrettable and uncalled-for act.”

Trump also said he has not given any thought to the possibility of firing special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between his presidential campaign and Russia.

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He said he was surprised by the FBI raid last month on his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, adding that it sent a “strong signal.” 

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VIDEO: Nigeria No Longer Giants But Joke Of Africa – Jim Iyke

Famous Nollywood actor, James Ikechukwu Esomugha, otherwise known as Jim Iyke has described Nigeria as a joke of Africa.

The actor said the giant of Africa title had since been taken away from Nigeria due to bad leadership.

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Iyke was among those who on Wednesday stormed Abuja to join forces with anti-Buhari protesters who are seekingg for the resignation or the resumption of president Buhari.

Jim Iyke, who spoke to newsmen in Abuja said that “Nigeria that was once the giant of Africa is now the joke of Africa”.

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He equally stressed that our ‘mumu don do.’

“Enough is enough. It is a simple thing, our mantra is one and our decision is one.

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“Unequivocally, we are saying that the president either resumes or resigns. 
It is natural when you get old; you shift and let the young ones take over.”

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UNDERGROUND KIDNAPPERS’ DEN: Seven Suspects Nabbed By Lagos Police

The police in Lagos have arrested seven suspected ritualists following the discovery of an underground kidnappers’ den at Obadeyi in Ijaye area of the state.

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The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, told newsmen at the scene on Tuesday evening that the dungeon was discovered by joint efforts of security agents and members of the public.

According to Owoseni, the place was discovered after a highway sweeper with the Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) raised an alarm when she heard the voice of a woman calling for help from the canal.

He said that two of those caught were set ablaze by the mob before the arrival of the police at the scene.

Tunnel leading to the Obadeyi Underground den

Owoseni said that detectives would be on ground on Wednesday with more sniffer dogs and other security gadgets to ascertain more facts concerning the incident.

“In the process, people moved in there to help and also noticed that some persons who had some charms like gourd in their mouths tried to escape and that made the crowd to suspect something unusual.

“For now about seven persons, who are suspected to be using those buildings as base for rituals, have been arrested.

“We will continue to give it a touch of professionalism and scientific approach by deploying sniffer dogs that can also penetrate into the canal to see whether we can get materials to be of evidential value,” Owoseni said.

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Items including clothes, under wears, identity cards and wigs of people suspected to be victims were seen at an abandoned house near the canal reportedly used as a hideout by the suspects.

According to an eyewitness who pleaded anonymity, two of the kidnappers had come out of the canal in an attempt to escape but they were overpowered by the angry mob.

Mr Fatai Ajibola, an eyewitness, said that some members of Oodua Peoples’ Congress also went into the dungeon to continue with the search and recovered shoes, clothes and other female items.

A resident, who identified himself simply as Kunle, said the discovery of the den came as a surprise to most members of the community.

“Most of us in the estate pass through the bridge on daily basis without observing such a thing under the bridge; only God knows how many people that have been killed by the ritual killers in the dungeon.” he said.

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The police commissioner said that investigation was underway and assured that perpetrators would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

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