Giant Chucky the pumpkin, all 680 demented kilograms, is ready to greet you.

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Trick-or-treaters on Dunn Avenue in Saanich can get up-close to the oversized demented face of Chucky carved into a giant pumpkin.

The Shocking Truth of What Causes Addiction.

Gabor avoids quick-fix thinking when he tackles things like addiction, ADHD, sickness and the human spirit overall.
What is Really Behind Addiction: Ever notice how frequently the word “addict” is used? Just do a Google News search on the word and you’ll be shocked at just how often it’s used in a headline.

Unhealthy Lifestyles And The Rise of Hypertension Among African Millennials.

You don’t need to go far to find someone you know who’s struggling with hypertension, this is commonly known as high blood pressure. There’s a family member, friend, or colleague you know who’s been on medication for a while. Two or three decades ago, it was common among the older folks, but now it looks like the younger generation has been hit. Many times high blood pressure is hereditary, but in recent times our lifestyle is to blame.

Nigerian Bamgbopa Abayomi is Africa’s first international amputee footballer in Europe.

In the 2018 world cup, the Nigerian jersey was the most popular and beautiful jersey designed by Nike and selling out within minutes of release.

Fitness instructors Michelle D. Hare and Jackqulyn Snowden-Brown are using African dance to ensure healthy living in black communities.

African-Americans suffer from more lifestyle diseases than other races in the United States due to unhealthy eating habits and lack of exercise. Diabetes, hypertension, stroke, obesity and many other lifestyle diseases are much more prevalent in the 21st century. According to 2017 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the death rate for African-Americans decreased by 25 per cent from 1999 to 2015.

As a black parent, would you consider raising your child in Africa or the U.S.?

Issues pertaining to racial discrimination against people of colour (especially blacks) in the United States is a very delicate and volatile one. Almost day in day out in the news, we hear of several such cases with some aggravating to fatal consequences for the not-so-lucky victims.

Nigeria’s agbada challenge is a lesson on how Africa should proudly display its culture.



Nigerians were thrilled by the premiere of yet another movie, Merry Men, which features seasoned actors like Ramsey Noah, Jim Iyke and famous musician and actor, Falz.

Nigerian mythology comes alive in Tomi Adeyemi’s debut fantasy novel [Review].

What do you do when you cannot live your life fully because the monarch has outlawed magic in your country? What would you do if you found out there was a way to change all that and bring back magic? That’s the essence of the first instalment of the Orisha Legacy series, The Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi. The story follows the life of Zelie, a maji, her brother Tzain, the princess Amari, and the prince Inan.

Nigerian visual artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby gets her works auctioned for 3.4 million dollars in the UK.

Known for creating artworks that speak to the life of Africans who find themselves in the diaspora for one reason or the other, Nigerian-born and U.S.-based artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby has made history as her art pieces Bush Babies were auctioned for a whopping 3.4 million dollars in the UK.

Highlights From Inaugural Speech of Ethiopia’s Historic Female President.

In her first speech as Ethiopia’s new president, Sahle-Work Zewde highlighted the importance of peace, unity and empowering women as pillars of development.

Air Pollution Kills 600,000 Kids Annually Mostly in Africa, Asia -WHO.


Air pollution kills 7 million people each year including 600,000 children. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that, almost all of these children are in poor countries in Asia and Africa.

Only Skilled Migrants Will Be Allowed into UK in New Policy – Theresa May.

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that Britain is introducing a migration policy that ends free movement allowing only skilled migrants from various parts of the world. We're introducing a new skills-based immigration system that ends the free movement. So that for the first time in decades, this country will control and choose who we want to come here. 

Sharmarke Dubow Former refugee casts first ballot as Canadian, then wins council seat.

A lot of politicians scored big wins in the civic elections Saturday, but it’s hard to imagine any of them had a day like Sharmarke Dubow. The former Somali refugee not only voted for the first time as a Canadian citizen, but he also won a seat on Victoria city council.“What was overwhelming was people putting trust in me trusting that I would represent them,” he said Monday.

Family of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and Leicester football players gather to pay tribute to club owner.


PLAYERS HAVE ARRIVED at Leicester City Football Club to pay tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the club’s owner who died in a helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The Irish people have voted to remove blasphemy offence from the Constitution.

THE IRISH PEOPLE have passed a referendum to remove the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution.

Breast ‘Cancer Was The Best Thing to Happen To Me’: Survivor Recalls Life-affirming Battle.


“Happy birthday to me. I turned 34 today… I am documenting this to remind me that I have to take care of myself. I am just doing the small things I enjoy to celebrate the year, which is a pretty big deal.”Edo-abasi McGee, a pharmacist and professor in metro Atlanta, wrote those words in her journal in February, about four months before her doctors told her she was breast cancer-free.

No Natural Hair, No Work’: Liberia’s Finance Minister Bans Employees With ‘Unnatural’ Hair.



Liberia’s Ministry of Finance has publicly ordered its security guards to restrict any female employee with “unnatural hair” or any colour extensions from entering the office complex effect from October 1, 2018.

'We've All Just Been Crying Endlessly;'Remembering the 11 Slain in Synagogue Massacre.

Siblings, a husband and wife and a grandfather of three were among the 11 worshipers decent, generous and faithful-hearted slain at Saturday morning services in a Pittsburgh synagogue, authorities said.The victims’ identities were released by the medical examiner’s office after the next of kin had been notified of their deaths, allegedly at the hands of Robert Bowers, who is in custody.Six others were wounded, including four responding police officers.

One Glove at a Time:'Mittens for Detroit' Is Warming Hearts and Hands.


Actress Erin Cummings was helping her cousin hand out Halloween candy in Detroit when a mother and her two daughters came to the door. The entire family was really upset, Cummings recalls.“One little girl was shivering and crying and clutching her bare hand with her other mittened hand. And my cousin leaned down and said, ‘Why are you crying? You’re missing a glove? Are you cold?’ ” Cummings said. “It was very cold that night like an unusually cold Halloween night my cousin invited the girls and their mom inside to get warm.”Cummings’ cousin gave the girl a spare pair of gloves, hugged her and gave her a piece of candy. The family had been miserable and heading home but the new gloves changed their mood and they decided to continue trick-or-treating.

Everything you need to know to keep yourself, your kids and your pets safe this Halloween.

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IT IS ALMOST ‘trick or treat’ time and while Halloween is a fun occasion, some of the celebrations have their risks. The public has been advised by authorities who stress they are not trying to spoil anyone’s fun to be sensible this Halloween. Emergency services, in particular, have said they do not want to see a repeat of serious injuries they have seen in previous years.

The Irish For... Some spooky Irish words to get you in the mood for Samhain.

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EMILY DICKINSON ONCE remarked that November is the Norway of the year, a line that loses one of its beauty even when we disagree as to what she meant by it. As a resident of Dublin, my view is that she was alluding to the Norwegian invention of dynamite, given the constant bangers that punctuate the evenings of the eleventh month. 

We're the Dealers of Hope': Four West Virginia Moms Offer Support to Opioid Addicts


Four women living in Martinsburg, West Virginia, have come together as dealers only they’re dealing hope to addicts who have hit rock bottom. Tina Stride, Kristie Plotner, Tara Diggs-Mayson and Lisa Melcher bonded over their shared experiences dealing with an addicted family member and decided to do what they can to help others in their community struggling with heroin addiction. Living in a small town of just 18,000 people, they are in the epicentre of the heroin epidemic ravaging the country.

Prince Harry had his own wedding 'wardrobe malfunction', and it definitely beats Meghan's.

All eyes were on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over the weekend but there was just one main focus in the headlines. Meghan Markle’s so-called wardrobe malfunction celebrating her 37th birthday at the wedding of her husband’s close friend Charlie van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks, the newly-appointed Duchess of Sussex’s dress unfastened itself for a brief second.

Boy Who Made Meghan Markle a Macaroni Necklace Now Taking Jewelry Orders from Around the World


Meghan Markle is known for being a style icon, even when it comes to the homemade accessories she wears. While greeting fans in Melbourne during the Royal Tour last week, Meghan was approached by 6-year-old Gavin Hazelwood, who gifted the Duchess a homemade pasta necklace.

Mom Fights Back After Nurse Body Shames Her 13-Year-Old Daughter: 'She Is Ignorant'.

Julie Venn is teaching her daughters that “strong is beautiful, and weight means nothing” so she was frustrated when a nurse body shamed her 13-year-old during her yearly checkup.year-old during her yearly checkup. The personal trainer and mom of two went into the appointment excited to see how much her younger daughter, Riley, had grown in the past year.

Child Abuse Survivor, 40, Finds Forgiveness and 'Empowers' Other Abused Kids: 'It Is My Job'.


The pain Keith Edmonds has endured is written on his scarred face, giving him street cred with the abused and neglected kids he’s trying to reach.“There are people who wear their scars all on the inside and you pass them every day,” Edmonds, 40, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee says. “I just happen to wear my scars on the inside and the outside.”On Nov. 18, 1978, while living in Flint, Michigan, his mother’s boyfriend got angry one night when the then-14-month-old toddler wouldn’t stop crying in his crib.

Girl who injured her lower lip in crèche 13 years ago awarded €30,000.

A schoolgirl (14), who injured her lower lip in a creche 13 years ago, has been awarded €30,000 damages in the Circuit Civil Court. Lauren L’Estrange was 14 months old when she suffered the injury in Giraffe Childcare creche at International Financial Services Centre, Dublin, her barrister John Martin told Judge Sarah Berkeley. Lauren had been playing in the toddler’s play area of the creche on July 9th, 2005, and somehow had been struck by the handlebars of a tricycle, Mr Martin said. He said no one had witnessed the incident so no one knew how it had happened.

Teen 16 ,Tells Dr. Phil She’s White And Hates Black People.

Dr. Phil, the “alleged” self-help guru opened his platform to Treasure, one of the most delusional guests he’s ever entertained that’s right!.Dr. Phil needed his A-game to help the truly sick 16-year-old who believes she’s 100 percent WHITE!.“Black Girl Magic” is a term used to uplift African-American Women, but 16-year-old Treasure apparently missed on her magic… She was a guest on The Dr. Phil Show, she appeared with her Mother.

Stephen Wiltshire the human camera: autistic artist draws city skylines from memory.

Diagnosed with autism at age three, Stephen Wiltshire is now famous for producing highly detailed scenes after just a brief glance.Today, Stephen Wiltshire is one of Britain’s best-known artists. His commissions have a four to eight month waiting list, and videos of him sketching panoramic city scapes in perfect scale have a tendency to go viral.

Teacher Francis Is Changing the Lives of Her ESL Students and Their Families.

A group of North Carolina parents walk into Irvin Elementary School in Concord, armed with homemade tamales, tacos, enchiladas, pozole and their children little Allen and Briana, Alison and Alexander in tow, for an all-Spanish-language Cinco de Mayo teacher appreciation party. They may have given their children English names, but these parents struggle with English.

Utah Couple Keeps Son's Memory Alive by Helping Soldiers Through 'Operation Adopt a Ghost'.

It was a “thank you” note from their son that started it all. In 2008, Steven and Linda Larsen of Ogden, Utah, heard from their youngest child, Christian, who was serving as a medic with the Utah National Guard’s Ghost riders task force in Kuwait.“He wrote, ‘Thanks, Mom, for the cookies and socks and other goodies I really appreciate it,’ ” Linda, 66, said “And then he added, ‘I’ve noticed there are four guys in my unit who don’t get any mail or care packages.

86-Year-Old Bride Has the Most Incredible Love Story-6 Decades in the Making.


It’s never too late to fall head over heels in love. Just ask Millie Taylor-Morrison and Harold Morrison, a New Jersey couple who wed on October 16 more than six decades after they first met. Millie, an 86-year-old proud mother and grandmother, was married to her first husband for 41 years before he died in 1992. Years later, she reconnected with Harold, 85, who was actually a guest at her first wedding in 1952.

The Queen of Kingston.


The Queen of Kingston in Jamaica or Cubah Cornwallis, as she is popularly known, is lost in history due to the improper documentation that makes it hard to follow or believe in her existence.

Former lawyer quits job and spends $15k converting a van into a home.

Meet the former lawyer who gave up her career and house after losing her mother to breast cancer in order to spend life on the open road. Lisa Jacobs, from Austin, Texas, quit her law job when her mother died and started a sustainable interior design firm where she renovated 'green' homes and Airstream trailers.

Burning love!

Great gowns of fire! Adrenaline junkies April Choi and Bethany Byrnes decided to pull a very daring stunt at their wedding, by torching their gowns while still wearing them














You'll need a sit down after this!


Settling down on the sofa is the perfect place to relax, but you will struggle to put your feet up doing this infuriating puzzle. The baffling new brainteaser, created by SCS, is challenging the web to spit the single-seater chair among a sea of sofas.

Two costumes are better than one!

This married couple blew all other costumes out of the water with their homemade Daft Punk ensembles 

Johannes Stoetter's body art.

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The world's best body painter plays tricks with the mind with incredible body art in which his subjects disappear into their backgrounds. Visual wiz Johannes Stoetter has replaced canvas with the human body, transforming his living models into objects inspired by the natural world.
Visual wiz Johannes Stoetter has replaced canvas with the human body, transforming his living models into objects inspired by the natural world.
Johannes, 35, spends up to five months painstakingly planning and perfecting each of his amazing creations. Each work of art then takes up to eight hours to complete using special breathable paint.
Frog-otten art: The latest and most impressive creations is a lifelike tropical tree frog using five people to recreate the animal's body, legs arms and head
The stunning creations, which include fruit made from painted heads, have earned Johannes the world bodypainting title. The latest and most impressive creations is a lifelike tropical tree frog using five people to recreate the animal's body, legs arms and head. Johannes, from South Tyrol in Italy, said: 'I did my first bodypainting experiment in 2000.
Owl does he do it? Each work of art then takes up to eight hours to complete using special breathable paint
'Five years earlier I had the idea to paint a human body but it took me until I was 23 to try it.'The experience was so special that I wanted to do it again immediately - I wanted to try it with different colours, a different model and a different motive.'I couldn't imagine that there would be a way to earn money with bodypainting, but nevertheless, I was totally convinced that I wanted to do it - I felt that it was my way.
Owl does he do it? Each work of art then takes up to eight hours to complete using special breathable paintGet you head around this: The stunning creations, which include fruit made from painted heads, have earned Johannes the world bodypainting titleWood you believe it? Johannes, 35, spends up to five months painstakingly planning and perfecting each of his amazing creationsJohannes Stötter Rock IllusionRelated imageRelated imageRelated imageRelated imageImage result for johannes stoetter daughterRelated imageImage result for johannes stoetter daughterRelated imageImage result for johannes stoetter daughterImage result for johannes stoetter daughterUse yer melon: Johannes says he observes 'the world, nature, colours and shapes with very clear eyes and an open heart'Tip the scales: He says bodypainting is 'special' because the artwork is alive and can oveTip the scales: He says bodypainting is 'special' because the artwork is alive and can oveTip the scales: He says bodypainting is 'special' because the artwork is alive and can move Expert: Johannes, from South Tyrol in Italy did his first bodypainting experiment in 2000