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I am no Medical Practitioner but sharing is caring:-)

Chikungunya is a rare viral fever caused by an Alphavirus spread by those annoying creatures, called Mosquitoes, and affecting many like a plague worldwide. It has flu-like symptoms such as excessive joint pains, nausea, weakness, body rash and high fever and some people experience nose and gum bleeding.

Im a stickler for natural remedies and have been hearing alot about drinking the juice of Papaya leaf and even Coconut water to combat the Chikungunya virus, if you have unfortunately been pinched by those annoying mosquitoes…do your own research, and see what will work for you..What is the purpose of Mosquitoes on earth, by the way

So, apparently the use of Papaya leaves was discovered in India from way back to cure both Chikungunya and Dengue Fever, a research has proven Papaya leaves as a cure for Chikungunya within twenty four hours of consumption, and having two leaves within two days should completely cure the virus….

I found other general remedies via various online research, (hence I have not proven these myself), Paracetamol/Panadol to alleviate pain and fever, massages with natural oils, like Garlic with Coconut oil, Castor oil, lots of sweets and fluids for hydration, preferably eating more vegetables, green juices and natural foods during the period to alkalize the body and reduce inflammation…and minimal exercise to keep ur blood flowing and joints active.

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Chikungunya is not contagious, so no, you cannot catch it directly from someone..HOWEVER, if a mosquito bites someone who already has it and then bites you, it is almost inevitable that you will catch it as well…again, do your own research, but this is a few of the information I gathered , compiled in laymans terms and thought I would share.

Ughhh, I hate mosquitoes…try to take the necessary precautions to avoid this virus, and though you cannot fully prevent it, as truth is, if a mosquito, virus filled or not wants you, he is gonna have you, lol…heads up to those who have been caught and though painful, be assured it will pass..and as a prevention sidenote, remember mosquitoes cannot breed without water;-)

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Pics: Who doesnt love to feast eyes on a stylish Man….Ebony’s 15 Most Stylish Black men on Instagram

Ebony Magazine computed a snazzy list of who they consider to be the Most Stylish Black Men on Instagram.

I literally took my time and went through each of their Instagram accounts added a few lol… and boyeee, was I served? #TheyAreGivingLife #SenseOfStyle Images, Cuts, Energy, Angles, Colors, Contrast, Fit and Abstracts et al

Check out who made the cut…do you agree with the selection? Anyone you would add or remove from their list?

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MARCUS TROY
Marcus Troy is a lifestyle “blogger,” who has most notably broken the chains of blogging, and elevated his website into a lifestyle brand. It truly encompasses everything cool or on the verge of cool. To say he’s ahead of the curve would be an understatement.

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DAPPER LOU
The name says it all. However, Dapper Lou maybe known more for his eye behind the camera lens, than the name implies. Working on projects for brands such as Banana Republic have garnered him credibility within the fashion world. But his effortless style has earned him a following of more than 45K on Instagram.

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NICK GRANT (NicholasGrant)
The man makes his living by writing for some of your favorite publications, and tends to spend his free time schoolin’ gents on how-to-dress better through Instagram posts. Follow him and you might learn something new.

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ART COMES FIRST
Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh make up Art Comes First. They are duo of stylish men who find it imperative that art should come well before fashion. We couldn’t agree more.

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JESSE BOYKINS III (JesseBoykins3rd)
The soulful Mr. Boykins III gives his audience a piece of his art everyday. Through his collection of Instagram posts, he makes the bold statement that a man’s style is a reflection of who he is from within.

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STREET ETIQUETTE
Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs are the geniuses behind the Street Etiquette brand. Some might say they’re the two most stylish men on the Internet, but we doubt they would care for those accolades. They’re more focused on empowering their audience by expressing their artistic take on their everyday surroundings.

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MORUF (Moruf88)
His movement of L.O.E (Love Over Everything) is an authentic representation of his style. Moruf mixes unique vintage finds, with his own collection of hats and t-shirts from his L.O.E. clothing line.

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RUSSELL WESTBROOK (RussWest44)
Westbrook is not afraid to rock whatever he wants. So for those days when you’re on the fence about what you’re wearing, take a look at Westbrook’s Instagram page, and do you, bruh.

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PHARRELL WILLIAMS (Pharrell)
Even at the age of 40, Pharrell still manages to dress like your most stylish friend, and not your cool uncle. And he always pushes fashion to the limits. See Pharell’s smoky the bear hat, circa 2014 and probably forever.

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CHANCELOR (ChancelorLee)
The photographer behind the Keep Pittsburgh Dope movement is often stopped and photographed himself, as many are drawn to his take on classic mens wear.

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JOE KENNETH (JoeKenneth_)
The timelessness in his esthetic is something to admire. Never trendy, but instead following the beat of his own drum, Joe constantly keeps his followers on their toes. A poet, well-dressed gent, and overall creative would be the best way to describe Mr. Joe Kenneth.

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STEVEN ONOJA
When it comes to the suit and tie look, no one does it better than Steven Onoja. His Instagram profile is like a constant stream of inspiration for the guy who aspires to dress a bit more refined each day.

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DIGGY SIMMONS
Who’s house? It looks like Diggy’s. The young rapper is all grown up now, and is making it clear that we need to pay attention if we want to be as stylish as he is.

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NICK YOUNG (SwaggyP1)
They don’t call him ‘Swaggy P’ for nothing. The ultimate risk taker, Young makes everything work for him.

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USHER (HowUSeeIt)
He’s clearly been one of the most stylish celebs for quite some time now. At times Usher has fallen victim to trends, however he appears to be completely on top of his game as of late, again reminding us that he does it his way.

NEW!! Music Video: Busy Signal “Money Flow/Greetings”

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International Reggae artiste Busy Signal takes it old school with new tunes ‘Money Flow and Greetings’.

The new visual was released today, and we see cameos featuring popular Reggae artiste Romain Virgo and veteran Reggae musician, Eek-A-Mouse.

Busy sings about being back on the turf to run the Reggae and Dancehall music business again…check it out!