Author - Dale Brandenbird

I started writing in my hometown of Bern, Switzerland. I move around a lot so I can still write and enjoy life. You should try it too!

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The “No Sugar Or Carbs” Baby. The Result Is Incredible

When Shannon Cooper gave birth to a baby girl she decided to raise her in a way that fit in with her lifestyle as a health and wellness coach.  Some parents might find this a little unorthodox but Shannon knew there was no manual to follow when it comes to raising kids.

Shannon decided that her daughter, who she named Grace, would be on a healthy eating plan which would include no sugar or carbs – not even one gram!  Grace is surviving on this radical diet – but what sort of effect did it have?

Plenty Of Opinionated People

Once the media and social network sites got ahold of this news there was plenty of negative feedback; in the media storm that followed even the experts condemned Shannon as a fanatic.  However, Shannon continued on her path and what happened with Grace is really the answer to all those folk who gave her such negative feedback at the start.

As soon as you have a child you soon find that when it comes to child rearing everyone has an opinion and can’t wait to ‘help’ by giving you their advice.  Many new parents lean on this and never really feel confident to make decisions about raising their own kids without first turning to someone else for input.  But Shannon decided to press ahead with what she believed was the right way to go.

Read here to find out just exactly what this incredible result was:

When Shannon Cooper gave birth to a baby girl she decided to raise her in a way that fit in with her lifestyle as a health and wellness coach.  Some parents might find this a little unorthodox but Shannon knew there was no manual to follow when it comes to...

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Celebs With Surprising Degrees

Celebrities seem to have it all, but we tend to underestimate them! Well, fear not! We are here to change that. Check out these stars with amazing, weird and sometimes funny degrees. Ready? Let’s begin…

Bradley Cooper: English

We wonder if Bradley had to take the same pill he took in the hit movie, Limitless, to achieve this degree. This handsome star graduated from Georgetown University (with honors) and apparently has a strong connection to English Literature.

Cooper reported to GQ that he remembers “crying actual tears” while reading Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the campus library (a little embarrassing) and that he also did his English Thesis on Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. That’s right ladies, gorgeous and loves poetry!

Lisa Kudrow: Biology

Lisa Kudrow, or better known by her character in the highly addictive series, F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Pheobe. This starlet does a lot more that just run around singing ‘smelly cat’ to those who don’t want to listen. Lisa is a graduate from Vassar College. Once she had completed her degree, before pursuing an acting career, she spent a great deal of time working with her father in biology. Yes, biology.

Not only is this superstar a biologist and an actress but she is also incredibly impressive in languages. Lisa speaks both English and French. This goes to show how difficult acting can be, Phoebe has made an impression to all the F.R.I.E.N.D.S fans (which lets be honest, is definitely more than half of the world) that she is a silly, playful woman who seems to be aging backwards.

This new information (well new to us) only makes us love Phoebe more (her parents are going to have to accept that the name Lisa just ain’t gonna stick as well as Phoebe).

A bilingual biologist with great hair and she appears on our TV every time we miss her? Who needs friends when you have F.R.I.E.N.D.S?

Read on and be surprised!

Celebrities seem to have it all, but we tend to underestimate them! Well, fear not! We are here to change that. Check out these stars with amazing, weird and sometimes funny degrees. Ready? Let’s begin…
Bradley Cooper: English
We wonder if Bradley had...

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Celebrity Splits Of 2018

Although 2018 was a lucky year for love with some Hollywood couples, for many it was the year they said goodbye to their relationships, new and old. Take a look as we count down all the celeb breakups so far of this year. Just take a look at these two once love birds, Robert De Niro, and Grace Hightower. Well, they were lovebirds. FOR 20 YEARS!

The two decide to call it quits after 20 years of marriage. A close source to the couple said to People Magazine: “Sometimes things don’t work out the way you hope or want them to.”
They got married back in 1997 and have two kids, Elliott (20) and Helen Grace (6).

De Niro confirmed the split in a statement saying that it has been a “difficult but constructive process. We are entering a period of transition in our relationship which is a difficult but constructive process.”

He added to CNN : “I honor Grace as a wonderful mother and ask for privacy and respect from all as we proceed to develop our roles as partners in parenting.”

If you remember, this isn’t the first time they split. Back in 1999 De Niro filed for divorce, but they worked it out and even renewed their vows in 2004.
The last time they were seen together was at the Tony Awards in June 2018. De Niro has two kids from his previous wife Diahnne Abbott (1976 to 1988), Drena (47) and Raphael (42), and another two with his 1995 girlfriend Touki Smith, twins Aaron and Julian.

Paris Hilton & Chris Zylka.

The two got engaged in January 2018, and now, almost 11 months after that special date – they called it off. Not only the engagement but the whole relationship. The reports say that the relationship between Hilton, 37, and Chris, 33, “started to become off-kilter after about two years together.”

Hilton will continue to DJ while Chris will keep up his acting and art career. They began dating in early 2017.

One day after news broke about the breakup, it was also revealed that Chris wants the US$ 2 million engagement ring back. He is, by the way, entitled to the ring because under California law, if she decided to break it up, Chris can get the ring back.

Pete Davidson & Ariana Grande

Their whirlwind romance and engagement ended as quickly as it started. TMZ shocked fans when they announced the couple split on October 14th. According to sources, the split occurred a few days before it was reported, and no bad blood was spilled.

Rather it ended with both parties acknowledging that it simply was not the right time for their relationship to take off,” TMZ explained, though added, “the two aren’t ruling out the possibility of anything in the future.”


Although 2018 was a lucky year for love with some Hollywood couples, for many it was the year they said goodbye to their relationships, new and old. Take a look as we count down all the celeb breakups so far of this year. Just take a look at these two once...

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Celebrity After-40 Mom’s

The topic of infertility is something that has been explored since the dawn of time. However, different misconceptions, myths and advice have come from the research done, thus leaving people to wonder whether this is something that can be fixed, avoided, or endured.

The Office of Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Recourses released a statistic that one in every ten couples aged 15-44, have trouble conceiving. Moreover, it is obvious that the older you are, the more difficult it is to conceive, research shows that about a third of all couples, which include women over 35, have problems with fertility.

This is a shocking reality which can cause many families to lose hope. However, we want our dear readers to stay positive thus we have compiled a list of celebrities who have managed to conceive during their 40’s.

Big names such as Eva Longoria, Christie Brinkley and Janet Jackson are just a few of some of our ladies who have managed to fall pregnant post the age of 40. Bare in mind, most of these women have different lifestyles to the majority of us and therefore it is important that we mention, these are the rare exceptions.

Meaning, most couples are not able to afford full-time help, or are able to go without working in order to care for their children, or are able to undergo the new procedures available to assist infertility. One has to remain completely relevant to their situation.

Now that we’ve gotten through the serious stuff, let’s start gossiping about our favorite mama bears who conceived post the age of 40…

 

The topic of infertility is something that has been explored since the dawn of time. However, different misconceptions, myths and advice have come from the research done, thus leaving people to wonder whether this is something that can be fixed, avoided, or...

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Celebrity Splits Of 2018

Although 2018 was a lucky year for love with some Hollywood couples, for many it was the year they said goodbye to their relationships, new and old. Take a look as we count down all the celeb breakups so far of this year. Just take a look at these two once love birds, Cardi B and Offset.

Cardi B took to Instagram on December 4th to say that she and Offset have split. This is what she said:

“So everybody been bugging me and everything. And you know, I been trying to work things out with my baby father for a hot minute now. We’re really good friends and you know we’re really good business partners… He’s always somebody that I run to, to talk to and we got a lot of love for each other but things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time,” Cardi says in the video. “It’s nobodies fault it’s just like I guess we grew out of love. But, we’re not together any more. It might take time to get a divorce. I’m always going to have a lot of love for him because he is my daughter’s father.”

The couple has a child together named Kulture Kiari Cephus. Rapper Offset later wrote about Cardi’s post, “Y’all won,” confirming her post. He proposed to Cardi B in October 2017.

Robert De Niro & Grace Hightower

The two decide to call it quits after 20 years of marriage. A close source to the couple said to People Magazine: “Sometimes things don’t work out the way you hope or want them to.”
They go married back in 1997 and have two kids, Elliott (20) and Helen Grace (6).

If you remember, this isn’t the first time they split. Back in 1999 De Niro filed for divorce, but they worked it out and even renewed their vows in 2004.
The last time they were seen together was at the Tony Awards in June 2018. De Niro has two kids from his previous wife Diahnne Abbott (1976 to 1988), Drena (47) and Raphael (42), and another two with his 1995 girlfriend Touki Smith, twins Aaron and Julian.

Jillian Michaels & Heidi Rhoades

Fitness trainer Jillian Michaels and Heidi Rose have called of their engagement and split up after 9 years of being together however they remain close and are committed to co-parenting as a team.

Jillian let the public in when she announced on her Instagram: “Heidi and I have been split for a while now.

We’ve found we’re better friends and parents living apart than staying together,” Jillian wrote on Instagram. “Life and people change but our love for one another and commitment to raising our two kids as an inseparable team remains. Thanks for always loving and supporting us, the feeling is mutual!”

They have two children together, daughter Lukensia and son Phoenix.


Although 2018 was a lucky year for love with some Hollywood couples, for many it was the year they said goodbye to their relationships, new and old. Take a look as we count down all the celeb breakups so far of this year. Just take a look at these two once...

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Dreamiest TV Wedding Dresses Ever

Although the following wedding ceremonies were far from real, this doesn’t mean we’re not allowed to drool. That’s right, put down your bridal magazines and brace yourselves, because we’ve come up with a list of some of the best wedding gowns we’ve seen on TV. These wedding ceremonies can’t just be to make us cry during our chick flicks, so let’s see which ones we can take some inspiration from.

Warning! This article may cause any bride-to-be to go a little bit more crazy than usual.

Ready? Let’s adDRESS these 34 ladies in their gowns properly…

‘Suits’: Rachel Zane

So maybe Rachel Zane’s wedding dress is not nearly as extravagant as Meghan Markle’s at the royal wedding, but is there anything you can put Meghan in that doesn’t make her look like a princess? This classic V-neck dress was designed by Anne Barge. This dress is the perfect combination of extra and modest.

The fitted waist and simple top half of the dress, give an elegant and classic look. Where as the lower half of the dress, is covered in floral appliques giving you the ‘its my wedding day’ glow.

If you’re a Suits fan, then you know that this was an appropriate occasion to end off season seven. The marriage of Rachel and Mike Ross, warmed our hearts way more than her dress, but that wasn’t too bad to look at ether.

Although the following wedding ceremonies were far from real, this doesn’t mean we’re not allowed to drool. That’s right, put down your bridal magazines and brace yourselves, because we’ve come up with a list of some of the best wedding gowns we’ve...

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Funny Everyday Mishaps

All you’ve got to do to get a good laugh in your day sometimes is just to examine the things you’ve been doing while you were not concentrating fully or when you were tired. The outcome is regularly hilarious, and you just have to share it with everyone.

That’s the exact thing we have for you today. Hilarious instances that can occur to every one of us and that we have to share with others.

Sometimes, you can make some honest and amusing mistakes when you are working that’ll turn you into a legend among your colleagues.

The hilarious circumstances that you’ll come across here will most likely not enter the ‘Job Well Done Hall of Fame’ any time soon, but, you must take a second look at them to determine for yourself, what is wrong with what you are looking at.

Go Big Or Go Home

This happens to all of us, doesn’t it? It sure happened to me at that exact age, and it also happened to me on a national scale, but hey… it’s a great story to tell the kids. And by the way, everybody tells the team to go, this unique woman tells them to ‘og’. That’s much better.

Here are the biggest sincere oops moments:

All you’ve got to do to get a good laugh in your day sometimes is just to examine the things you’ve been doing while you were not concentrating fully or when you were tired. The outcome is regularly hilarious, and you just have to share it with...

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True Real Housewives Facts & Stories

It’s always really good to take a look back at the early years of popular TV shows, so let’s take a look at The Real Housewives of Orange County. Originally the series was tipped to be called Behind the Gates and was a chance for viewers to take a peek into the glamorous lives of 5 women living in Orange County, California.

Eventually, the show was renamed, the format was promising but they changed the name to The Real Housewives – the show we now know so well.

How RHOC Got Started

When the show was still called Behind the Gates it gave the impression that it was going to be more about the homes and properties rather than the people. By changing the name to The Real Housewives, viewers knew that the focus of the show was squarely on the people and personalities involved.

This particular franchise specializes in character-based shows so it is not surprising that the name they finally picked reflects that.

The Real Housewives Of…

Once they had decided on The Real Housewives there was still some debate about whether or not they really needed to add “of Orange County” to that.

However, it seems that someone had the right idea when they said that adding the locations would leave the way open for some spin-off shows later. This was 12 years ago and since then there have been 9 spin-offs. Give that guy a promotion!

Let’s test your knowledge and see!

It’s always really good to take a look back at the early years of popular TV shows, so let’s take a look at The Real Housewives of Orange County. Originally the series was tipped to be called Behind the Gates and was a chance for viewers to take a peek...

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Discovery Channel Network Disappointments

The Discovery Channel has been around for a very long time and used to be a great resource for learning new things from around the world.  Sadly, all that’s going on now, are stories about casts and members of the channel that are quite disappointing on the borderline scandalous. The network has reality shows literally riddled with convicted criminals.

Not only does Discovery Communications own this channel, but they also own Animal Planet and TLC.  It seems the Discovery Channel has sunk to an all-time low with reality shows that are misleading and quite honestly disgusting.  Take a look at some of the worst scandals in Discovery’s history and how people on these shows were able to make money off their really nasty habits.

Let’s talk numbers


The ‘young kid’ is 24 and a close look at his net worth reveals that he is worth over $2 million! So even if you’re a Gold Rush die hard fan, you still can’t look aside. The amount is crazy considering his age.

So if we try and sum up what we’ve learned about the ‘young kid’, it seems that while we get the poor kid story on camera, he is quietly making a substantial investment in his future career and income. We’re all for it, but we do ask for some honesty to go with his success.

The “Alaskan” Bush People

The show Alaskan Bush People has been swirling in controversy as more and more people couldn’t figure out what was real and what was a lie.  It seems that the family claiming to be Alaskan Bush People are Not Alaskan Bush People, as a matter of fact, they originally lived just 10 miles outside of the town!

The family members Billy, Bear, Bam Bam, Noah, Matthew, and Gabriel were given citations due to false claims they made on their hunting and fishing licenses regarding their residency.  They claimed they were born and raised in the wild but actually were living in Texas and Colorado.  In 2012, it seems they bought their licenses right after moving to Alaska.

Pleaded Guilty To Fraud

The cast from Alaskan Bush People wrapped themselves in so many lies about living in Alaska, they couldn’t dig out.  In 2015, the Brown family finally confessed they did not live in Alaska but only said so to collect government checks.  Billy and Joshua Brown pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree Unsworn Falsification. This is when someone makes a written statement that is false and he or she knows it was not true at the time.

Allegedly, the family claimed they lived in southeastern Alaska.  The state has an Alaskan Permanent Fund Division that offers full-time residents thousands of dollars to remain in the state.  Billy Brown confessed that he collected $7,956 from the state and Joshua “Bam Bam” Brown said he collected $1,174.  They were both found guilty and sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Find out more about How we were tricked:

The Discovery Channel has been around for a very long time and used to be a great resource for learning new things from around the world.  Sadly, all that’s going on now, are stories about casts and members of the channel that are quite disappointing...

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The Coolest Couple Of The Year Since 1972

Who was the coolest couple of the year? Who did you look at and say “wow… that looks like true love” but found yourself saying it over and over? I’m sure you would love to see these couples go on with theri love, wouldn’t you?

So, were you and your partner more of a Lady Di and Prince Charles type of duo, or did you identify as Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt stans? Of course, you remember the famous lovebirds who dominated the tabloids during the months when you were just itching to get out from under your parents’ roof, so we thought about arranging them all in one spot so you could take a trip down memory lane.

Here’s a look back at those glamorous couples whose love felt just as real and intense as your crush from chem class. Continue down the time-tunnel of love:

Who was the coolest couple of the year? Who did you look at and say “wow… that looks like true love” but found yourself saying it over and over? I’m sure you would love to see these couples go on with theri love, wouldn’t...

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Best Celebrity TMI’s

We love our celebrities for whatever talent they’re trying to sell us, but, we’d be lying if we didn’t say, that what we love even more, is to learn about their real lives! That being said, we have a few examples here of some public figures who may have just been a little too public and giving us Too Much Information.

Ready? let’s begin…

Oh, Baby

We may no longer have Brangelina but we’ll always have this interview Angelina Jolie gave Entertainment Weekly while pregnant with Vivienne and Knox, she and Brad Pitt’s twins. This gorgeous couple will forever be an iconic duo in Hollywood history. Well, they lasted a lot longer than most celeb relationships! Now that their love story has come to an end, we wonder if Angelina regrets any of these interviews that are forever exposed.

Pitt and Positivity.

Whilst discussing the topic of having sex while pregnant, she told the magazine: “It’s great for the sex life…It just makes you a lot more creative. So you have fun, and as a woman, you’re just so round and full.” Does this advice still apply if your face isn’t as gorgeous as Angelina’s? Or your hair doesn’t have as much bounce? Regardless, this is fun advice for pregnant women and not inappropriate at all.

There is a fine line between sharing and over-sharing and we’ve gathered the celebrities who walk that line like a tightrope!  Take a look at some of the most shocking secrets exposed, be it via social media, or straight from the horse’s mouth, once its out- it’s out and it’s delicious!

We love our celebrities for whatever talent they’re trying to sell us, but, we’d be lying if we didn’t say, that what we love even more, is to learn about their real lives! That being said, we have a few examples here of some public figures...

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Each State Perfectly Portrayed By One Photograph

Many people, especially those who live outside the US, tend to clump all the states together and view all American citizens as simply “American”.

Which, of course, is wrong to do. The truth is that each state is a mini country in and of itself, with its own unique character and even laws. This list tries to embody the different states using one picture to “rule them all”. And don’t worry, we know each state has its own beauty.

Scroll through and see how these photographs describe their state to a tee. Let’s begin . . .

Alabama

This is one of the most regular sights in Alabama—a young man wearing cut-off overalls and selling the “official” Alabama fishing boat on the side of a street. Looks pretty useful!

Read on to see the other states!

Many people, especially those who live outside the US, tend to clump all the states together and view all American citizens as simply “American”.
Which, of course, is wrong to do. The truth is that each state is a mini country in and of itself, with its...