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In the promotional video for the 2014 MTV European Music Awards, the whole world is under the spell of this year’s host Nicki Minaj. After her hosting gig, it is predicted that the queen of the barbz will take over the universe, being honored with receiving the key to the world, replacing George Washington on the dollar bill and turning MTV into NickiTV. Peep the promo below and tune in on Nov. 9th to watch the YMCMB rapstress host the MTV EMAs.

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According to the yogis, God gives us all the potential to promote miracles. In the Yoga Sutras (the sacred science book from around 200 AD often referred to as the “bible” of yoga) there is a term “tapas,” which means hard work, determination and focus. It refers to a disciplined use of our energy. And with FAITH (or sraddha) YOU CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING.

All of us are born with certain talents, but how many of us focus and develop ourselves to our greatest potential? Many of us destroy these talents, very few of us really figure out how to utilize them. I saw Jay Z and DMX, I know the difference. Chris Rock was “Pookie” in New Jack City and a good player on Saturday Night Live. He became a pretty good stand up too. Then one day he did a special that blew everyone’s mind. His focus, hard work, faith, determination…

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Since the beginning of mankind there has been very two distinct roles for human beings. Women had the role of childbearing, care givers, keeping house, cook and sometimes educator. During the hunter gatherer time period men were the main providers of food. They would catch and kill wild game and teach their children what plants and wildlife was safe to eat. Around 1.8 million years ago this was the way societies were run. For hundreds of thousands of years, this worked, until technological advancements made it capable to build dams and wells to keep running water a vital component to survival. With the ability to navigate and steer the flow of water, it was made possible to build towns, cities, economic systems in place where you can buy and trade goods. I know you’re like thanks for the brief history lesson,but where is this going?

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My point is once we became able to build up civilizations and left our hunter gatherer ways for the industrial age that’s when the gender roles started to unravel. Men no longer expected to hunt for food and teach their young. You had supermarkets and schools for that. Women started advancing in the workplace steadily after the World Wars. Recently, we’ve had more acceptance with gay rights in American society, which is a good thing. I wonder though, that the trade-off for the heterosexual male to accept women and gays in modern society is to slowly chip away at the idea of the alpha male and make it obsolete. Let me explain

During the hunter-gatherer time you were regarded as a man when you able to become the protector of the family and feed them as well. Today, in modern society you are considered a man when you move out on your own, pay your bills and have a job with a livable wage. The issue with this, is there are less and fewer jobs that can provide sufficient income. Fewer men are moving out on their own in their twenties and postponing this right to passage until their 30’s and sometimes 40’s. It’s also not cool to have facial hair or any excessive amount of hair on a man. Men need to be clean-cut a shave to make it in today’s business world. The only time you see a man wearing a beard is usually in a movie when the main character has “let himself go”. They’re usually getting over a drunken night and in some ratty apartment. Somewhere between the neanderthal and the modern age man, facial hair became taboo.

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Jobs

The job market has changed significantly over the last couple of hundred years. During the early stages of America, men would usually handle the construction work, police work, firemen and other hard labor. Today, a good job is behind a cubicle or in staff meetings eight hours a day. The participation rate of men 25 to 54 is 97.7% in the workforce. In rate steadily dropped to a record low of 88.4% in 2012. Median wages earned by American men between the ages of 30 and 50 dropped by 27% after accounting for inflation.

Males account for 70% of all D’s and F’s in public schools, while also spending an average of 13 hours a week on video games adding up to over 10,000 hours of video games by age 21. Also, SAT scores have been the lowest ever in 40 years for young men and only 43% of men are enrolled in college. I just feel like the alpha males have become rejects of society and the dominant accept type of males are usually the nerdy, non-athletic, metro-sexuals. They’re usually non-violent and non-threatening and thirty to forty years ago they would be outcasts.

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Clothing

In hip hop, there is no escape from society’s pressure on change on males to become more andr0gynuous. More artists are wearing skirts, skinny jeans that looks like it could cut off circulation anywhere in your leg. Rappers like Kanye West, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz and Diddy have all been seen wearing a skirt and other women’s clothing. Not to mention that Lil Wayne and Birdman have been seen kissing on a few occasions, but still hold onto the notion that they are completely straight. I don’t get it. To add onto that an aspiring artist name Young Thug reportedly called Birdman his lover on instagram and wears dresses and paints his finger nails.

Marriage

Women 35 to 39 years old are 6.4 times more likely to keep their husbands last name. It seems women who are younger than 35 are most likely to keep their own name.

In conclusion

It seems that the beer drinking, physically strong, vocal males have been watered down and no longer have a voice. Even the action movies are steering towards picking actors that are not the traditional tough guy. Shia Lebouf was in 3 Transformers movies and he’s not the ideal action hero you think of saving the day along with mountain sized machines. Shows like Scorpion on CBS, The Mentalist, Person of Interest and others shows that highlight the intellectually gifted over the brawn muscles and high sense of morality that often clashes with protocol.

 

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Daily soda consumption not only expands your waistline — it destroys your DNA.

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Congratulations are in order! Leslie Jones has been added to ‘Saturday Night Live’ as a new cast member. Her new role will take effect on the Oct. 25 episode.

Live from New York, it’s Leslie Jones! Saturday Night Live has brought the comedienne aboard as a cast member, according to HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site Deadline.

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — America’s youngest self-made female billionaire is 30 years old and a college dropout. The company she founded has the potential to change health care for millions of Americans.

Elizabeth Holmes left Stanford University at 19 with a plan to start her own company. For money, she cashed out the funds her parents had saved for tuition. Now, she counts billionaire Larry Ellison as an investor and has former secretaries of state on her board.

“I think a lot of young people have incredible ideas and incredible insights, but sometimes they wait before they go give their life to something,” she said. “What I did was just to start a little earlier.”

Holmes, through her company Theranos, has taken on the $76 billion laboratory-diagnostic industry as her target. It’s an industry that was just waiting to be disrupted, since blood testing has not changed since the modern…

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