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Decrease Belly Fat and Boost your Health... Here is How.

Did you know that belly fat is one of the most harmful forms of fat??? 

  Belly fat is an indicator that your cortisol levels (the stress hormone that increases aging and all kinds of health problems) is way too high. 

Fortunately, a dedicated lifestyle change of moderate exercise (as simple as walking 10,000 steps a day) and eating the right foods will significantly lower cortisol levels. 

Here are 5 foods proven to help target belly fat and boost the immune system.  

Not all Little Girls are Made of Sugar and Spice

This video of a little girl named Emma, receiving a doll with a matching prosthetic, touched my heart. It is a beautiful reminder that not all little girls are made of sugar and spice. The best ones are made of rare strength, courage, and determination. 

Emma eagerly opens the doll and to her surprise, sees the pink prosthetic leg, and is completely blown away. “You gotta be kidding me!” she says before taking the doll out of the box and hugging it closely, tears streaming down her face.

Her mother asks, “Do you love her?” and Emma responds, “I love you.”   A must watch.  

Honorable Mentions

          All Little Girls Should feel like a Princess

Holly Christensen, a former Oncology nurse knows all to well the devastating feeling that innocent children go through after losing their hair from cancer. After her friend’s daughter was diagnosed and treated for lymphoma, she created, a group that stitches together and donates head coverings inspired by disney princesses. The kids love them.  Not only do they protect their scalp, but the wigs bring  joy and playfulness back into the child's life-even if it just for a few hours.  

6 Effortless Ways to Lose Weight and Feel Happy

A Pennsylvania University study suggest that losing just 8% of your body weight (If you're overweight) can ease  depression often in as little as 14 weeks.  When you start to lose weight, your brain starts producing more of the feel good hormones.  Yeeaa! Who doesn't want that?!  Check out these 6 effortless ways to lose weight. 

List the top 5 reasons you want to lose weight and post it where you’ll see it everyday. 

5 of Africa's Best Beauty Secrets are Out

Africa, the second largest continent in the world, filled with jungles, desert and even a glacier is flourishing with unique plants, herbs and oils. Many of the most effective ingredients in skin care come from Africa. It’s no wonder the news of Africa’s  beautifying secrets has been spreading across the globe. 

Here are LOB’s five favorite beauty secrets out of Africa.  You’d be crazy not putting a few of these into your beauty routine. 

Will Ferrell Enters the Beauty Industry with a New Sunscreen Brand

Article by Helena Horton of Telegraph UK

Will Ferrell is making the most of his supermodel looks by promoting a new brand of sunscreen.
This is not an early April Fool's joke - the comedic actor really is getting involved in the beauty industry. 

Ellen and Steve Harvey Let kids define Beauty and its Hilarious!

Ellen and Steve sat down with a room full of kids to discuss the topic of beauty.  What is beauty? What makes someone beautiful? They were hoping for answers that showed the truth of inner beauty, and innocence-but what they got instead was just too hilarious. Everyone learned something new, even the most beautiful of them all, Ani. ;)  Check it out. 

Startlingly Creepy and Lifelike Robot Named Sophia Wants to “Destroy All Humans"

How cool would it be if you had your own robot stylist?! ;p 

David Hanson of Hanson Robotics recently gave a demo of Sophia, the company's latest humanlike android, at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. Hanson Robotics develops extremely lifelike service robots for human-robotic interactions, primarily in sectors like "health care, therapy, education and customer service applications," according to a sit-down with CNBCDuring Hanson's demo, he jested and asked Sophia whether she wanted to destroy humans, adding a "please say 'no.'" Sophia replied in the affirmative, which might sound alarming, but really highlights the android's intelligence.

The Strokes and Beck join forces to cover “I Love You All the Time” in support of Eagles of Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal have encouraged fellow bands to cover their song “I Love You All the Time”, promising to donate all royalties to victims of last November’s Paris terror attacks, including those who were in attendance for the band’s concert at the Bataclan.
My Morning JacketSavagesFlorence and the MachineDean WeenJimmy Eat World, and Chelsea Wolfe are just some of the acts who’ve already participated in the campaign. Today, EODM shared even more covers, highlighted by a collaboration between Beckand The Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti and Nick Valensi. Sir Elton John also contributed a cover.
Listen to the Beck-Strokes collaboration below, and find the rest of the “I Love You All the Time covers here.

The Most Interesting Man in the World is now the Most Interesting Man Out of This World.

Jonathan Goldsmith, aka, "The Most Interesting Man in the World", or "The Dos Equis Guy" is ending his 10 year run as this timeless, iconic, character.  He appeared in one final and epic commercial ad that will appear on television only once.   After the republican debates and  recent elections,  he has decided to move to Mars.  Heineken released this statement:   "If mankind is going to make contact with intelligent life, sending him is the least we can do."