Unhealthy Habits That Affects The Brain Negatively

Our brain is the powerhouse of the body. There are some activities we partake in knowingly or unknowingly that adds in damaging our brain. This habits can cause the brain to damage gradually. Sometimes we are guilty of paying little or no attention to our brain but today, let's list out some habits that you might be guilty of which is unhealthy for the brain...

1. Skipping breakfast
Breakfast is an essential part of a healthy day but most times we often ditch breakfast due to our daily schedule. Although, there my be genuine reasons why people skip breakfast,  but this action may cause the body system to have lower blood sugar, which reduces supply of nutrient to the brain. This will gradually results to brain degeneration.

2. Overeating
Eating is an essential part of our life but what happens when we overeat? Overeating most times is as a result of skipping breakfast. This damages the brain as it causes the brain to hear den, decreasing one's mental power.

3. Insufficient Sleep
Depriving oneself from sleeping can lead to the damaging of brain cells... The brain needs to rest, not resting affects our brain power and might lead to memory loss.

4. Consuming Excess Sugar 
Sugar is good but when taken into the body in a large amount daily,  can disrupt the absorption of protein and nutrients in the body. This leads to malnutrition and hinders brain development.

5. Smoking 
There is a popular saying that smokers are liable to die young...  Generally, it isn't a hidden fact that smoking damages the lungs. It also affects the brain by causing it to shrink... Nicotine aids the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Diabetes; Causes, Symptoms And Management

Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in
the blood. 

There are two types of Diabetes:
° Type 1 Diabetes 
the body lacks the ability to produce insulin. Approximately 10% of all diabetes cases are type 1.

° Type 2 Diabetes 
 the body does not produce enough insulin for proper
function. The type 2 Diabetes is more widespread because approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide are of this type.

. Frequent urination. 
. excessive thirst and hunger. 
. Unusual weight loss. 
. fatigue. 
. skin problems.
. slow healing wounds.
. yeast infections. 
. blurred vision. 
. numbness in the feet and hands.

Management and Treatment 
The type 1 Diabetes although cannot be prevented,  it can be managed with insulin, exercise , and a diabetic diet .
Patients with type 1 diabetes will need to take insulin injections for the rest of their life. They must also ensure proper blood-glucose levels by carrying out regular blood tests and following a special diet.

The first step to take in treating type 2 Diabetes is weight reduction, a type 2 diabetic diet , and exercise. oral medications are used it for the above fails to help the treatment. If oral medications are insufficient, insulin and other injectable medications are substituted. 
Regular exercises also help. 

Unlike the type 1 Diabetes,  type 2 Diabetes can be prevented. 
Overweight and obese people have a much higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those with a healthy body weight.

Note: Gestational diabetes affects pregnant women with high level of glucose in their blood without proper production of insulin in the body to transport all of the glucose into their cells, thus,  the glucose increases. 

Blood-glucose-controlling medications, Exercise and diet can help check this... 

Women Health; Health Benefits Of Cucumbers

Cucumber is one of the most cultivated vegetable in the world,  Cucumbers are scientifically known as Cucumis sativus and belong to the same botanical family as melons and squashes. Cucumbers are healthy and of great benefits to our body. Some reasons below.

Cucumbers Hydrates the body
Cucumbers contains 95% water and this helps rehydrate a dehydrated body...  It helps eliminate toxics in the body.

Improves Calcium 
calcium absorption is essential for optimal bone health, and cucumbers are good source of Vitamin K like most Fruits. Adequate vitamin K consumption  is important from boosting the absorption of calcium in the body. Cucumbers have most of the vitamins the body needs in a single day. Its skin OS a great source of Vitamin C.  Cucumbers are good source of Vitamin B

Skin Treatment and hair growth booster.
cucumber has a cooling and soothing effect that decreases swelling, irritation and inflammation. Cucumber slices can be placed on the eyes to decrease morning puffiness or placed on the skin to alleviate and treat sunburn. Its silicon and sulfur can help boost hair growth.

Prevents Cancer
Cucumbers are known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol. These lignans have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of several cancer types, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer.

Reduces mouth odour
Cucumber liquid kills bacteria that causes mouth odour and bad breath.

Helps Weight loss and digestion 
Cucumbers are low in calorie and have high water content, thus making it an ideal source of dieting for people looking for weight loss. The high water content and dietary fiber in cucumbers are very good in ridding the body of toxins from the digestive system and aiding digestion. Daily consumption of cucumbers can be a remedy for chronic constipation.

Cucumbers relieve gout and arthritis pain
Cucumbers are known to relieve gout and arthritis pain when mixed with carrots juice. The mixture relieves the pain by lowering the uric acid levels.

 Cures diabetes 
Cucumber contains a hormone needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin which has been found to be beneficial to diabetic patients.

Reduces cholesterol Levels
Researchers discovered that sterols, a compound found in cucumbers may help reduce cholesterol levels.

Regulates blood pressure
The vegetable contains lots of potassium, magnesium and fiber,which works effectively for regulating blood pressure. Thus cucumbers are recommended for treating both low blood pressure and high blood pressure.

Cucumbers are excellent sources  of silica
Silica help to promote joint health by strengthening the connective tissues. They are also rich in vitamin A, B1, B6, C & D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium.

It's the season!  Eat Cucumber! 

Simple And Natural DIY Pregnancy Test With Urine

I know how easy it is to clear your mind about being pregnant. You can simply buy yourself a pregnancy test tool. But assuming you do not have the money to get yourself one even though they are considerably cheap or you just want to try something new! There are several DIY pregnancy tests but I will be writing about the simplest of all the DIY tests available. This test is done with our common and accessible household item/ingredient.

Disclaimer: This system of pregnancy test is not all that accurate and should be complemented with a real pregnancy test to avoid false hopes. Do this test as a supplementary test or for fun.

Pregnancy Test with Urine
This is definitely the easiest kind of DIY pregnancy test. Considering the fact that Urine is not hard to come by since it's a natural liquid from our body and does not require any secondary tool but your patience. this simple kind of homemade pregnancy tests only require your first urine of the day, ie, your early morning urine. 

To get a proper result of your Homemade pregnancy test with urine, you will need to wait for 24hours. If you don't mind waiting for 24 hours, here is what you need done. 

Things needed
All you need is half a cup of your Urine and a flat surface jar.

What to do
1. Collect approximately half a cup of your first early morning urine.
2. Pour the urine into the jar (should a flat surface).
3. Wait for 24 hours.
4. Now if the homemade pregnancy test shows a small layer on the urine, it means that you need to start making preparations for motherhood 

Discuss on Menstruation

Couple of times  I've wondered why most females suffer from unwanted cramps before or during menstruation.
Although menstruation is a normal occurrence for ladies but cramps do not affect every lady...

A little here and there about Menstrual cramps
Menstrual Cramps, also known as dysmenorrhea are of two types;
•°• Primary Dysmenorrhea (common menstrual cramp)
•°• Secondary Dysmenorrhea.

Primary Dysmenorrhea starts one or two years after a lady starts menstruating and the pain is felt in the abdomen or back. This cramp maybe mild or severe and often start shortly before or during menstruation. According to medical scientists, the common menstrual cramp may stop entirely after a woman welcomes her first child.

The secondary Dysmenorrhea is abnormal because it is caused by a disorder in the woman's reproductive system. It last longer than the primary dysmenorrhea. And special attention needs to be paid to ladies encountering such cramps.

Do You Know?
Menstrual Cramps exists as a result of contraction in the uterus(a muscle).

From the above, one can judge for herself if menstrual cramps are normal...
Definitely common menstrual cramps are normal and can be managed...

Simple Natural Beauty Tips To Maintain A Healthy Body And Look

Staying beautiful is highly recommended and there are tons of beauty tips available for you and they  are great for women of all class and work of life since most of these beauty tips are simple and don’t take up a lot of time or funds. 

These natural beauty tips include simple suggestions such as getting enough sleep each night, drinking plenty of water each day and completely removing your make-up each night. Each or more of these simple tips can be applied in a few minutes and your appearance will surely improve, no matter how simple or light the application is.
Some of the best beauty tips include;
Getting Enough Sleep
The best of all the beauty tip is getting a good amount of sleep and it should not be overlooked for a long period. Consistently getting inadequate sleep can have a negative effect on your appearance. Under eye circles or black eye is one of the side effects of not having to sleep enough.

Drinking Enough Water
Water is life and I do not see how anyone can survive without drinking water. It is important that you drink enough water each day to maintain the level of hydration in hour body. Having little or no water at in your body can lead to dehydration, which in turn affects the appearance of your skin in an unpleasant and unwanted way. 
It's advisable that you make drinking of water a daily habit if you wish to maintain sufficient hydration levels and avoid an unhealthy pallor to the skin and eyes that appear dull and sunken.

Removing Make-up Before retiring to bed
The issue of sleeping with make up on is peculiar to a lot of women. Removing your make-up before going to bed every day is very simple yet an important beauty practice that can save your face from harm. Consistent failure to clear make-up from your face each time you want to go to bed could begin to have effects on the skin. The clogged pores that result from not removing your make-up each night can result in unattractive skin problems such as acne or blackheads.

Amelia Earhart Fellowship for Women in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering 2018

Zonta International is offering Amelia Earhart PhD Research fellowship for women of any nationality in Aerospace-related Sciences and Aerospace-related Engineering at any University or College offering Accredited Degrees.

Application Ends on the 15th November 2017. It is open to Women from Any Country and Any University or College offering accredited degrees in any country.

Subject Areas needed To participate include;
PhD/Doctoral degrees in Aerospace-related Sciences and Aerospace- related Engineering

Zonta International established the Amelia Earhart Fellowship in 1938 in honor of legendary pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. Today, the Fellowship of US$10,000 is awarded annually to 35 talented women, pursuing Ph.D./ doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering around the globe. This scholarship has been ongoing since: 1938.

If you are a woman of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree with an outstanding academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences and aerospace- related engineering, then you are very eligible for this application.

If you are a current fellow, then you may apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year and will undergo the same application and evaluation procedures as first-time applicants.

Note that; 35 women will benefits from this Fellowship of US$10,000 which is awarded annually. With the followership, women can invest in state-of-the-art computers to conduct their research, purchase expensive books and resource materials, and participate in specialized studies around the globe.

Women who have benefitted from Amelia Earhart have gone on to become astronauts, aerospace engineers, astronomers, professors, geologists, business owners, heads of companies, even Secretary of the US Air Force. The followership is open for One year and current fellows are expected to reapply inorder to renew the fellowship each year.

How to Apply:
The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Committee reviews the applications and recommends recipients to the Zonta International Board of Directors. All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of November.
Visit Scholarship Webpage for details


Amelia Earhart Fellowships are made possible by generous contributions to the Zonta International Foundation Amelia Earhart Fellowship Fund.

Important Note: Please note that post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship. Members and employees of Zonta International or the Zonta International Foundation are also not eligible to apply for the Fellowship.

Anna Ebiere Banner: The Most Beautiful Queen Amongst MBGN Queens

Anna Ebiere banner surely deserves the spot of the most beautiful beauty queen in Nigeria. Definitely, there are other beautiful beauty queens but her beauty is worth acknowledging.

The 22year old mother of 1 won the title of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN NIGERIA (MBGN) in the pageant which held in 2013. Since then her beauty and absolute favour have kept her in the limelight because during her reign as the MBGN queen, Anna was appointed the Special Assistant on Culture and Tourism to Governor Henry Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State and was featured in Super story family drama.

Anna, in 2015 welcomed her baby with Flavour N'abania, one of Nigeria's finest musician. Unfortunately, her relationship with flavour came to an end sooner than later.

Anna and Her baby: Sophia Chimamanda Okoli

Sophia Chimamanda Okoli

Anna's Baby Daddy: Flavour N'bania

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Beautiful Model And Vitiligo Spokesperson Shares Empowering Message With Her Body In Display

Winnie Harlow, a 20year old Canadian model and Vitiligo spokesperson, put her her body in display on Instagram accompanied with an empowering message. 
the real difference isn't my skin. It's the fact that I don't find my beauty in the opinions of others. I'm beautiful because I know it. Celebrate Your unique beauty today (& everyday)!

Viral Photos Of Cristiano Ronaldo Painted By A Disabled Iranian Lady

Fateme Hamami is a disabled Iranian artist who suffers from an 85% physical disability yet draws with her feet!

She enjoys drawing and recently created an almost perfect painting of Cristiano Ronaldo which went viral after she posted it on her Instagram account. Her ability in disability is very impressive and inspiring!

Fateme who is also a football fan has previously painted Iranian football legend Ali Daie, who personally paid her a surprise visit in appreciation of the image she painted of him.

Her Instagram account @fatemehamami

Jungle Lady: Woman Found Alive In The Woods Nearly A month After She Went Missing

Liza Theris, an Alabama woman went missing for nearly a month in the woods but was found safe and Alive (she feed on berries and mushrooms). A real life jungle woman I must say!

The 25 year olx was reunited with het family members after being spotted on the side of a road in Bullock County.

"I've been doing this now going on 15 years and I've never seen anything like it," Sheriff's Sgt. Chad Faulkner told WTVY. "Her will to live is incredible. I hate to classify it as a miracle but it's a miracle."

Authorities say Theris lost 50 pounds as she struggled to find food and water. After being lost for so long, she happened along Highway 82 on Saturday.

It is believed that she was with two men who broke into a hunting camp in the middle of July, and Manley Davis and Randall Oswald were later charged in the burglary. Authorities say Theris did not want to be involved in the alleged theft, and fled.

"She’s not familiar with this area and apparently on the night she ran, she went into the woods at night and got lost. I just thank God that she’s alive," Sheriff Raymond Rodgers told WSFA.

Theris, from the town of Louisville, told authorities she survived by eating berries and mushrooms, and by drinking water out of a brook.

"We are lucky that she is alive, she is so strong and has made it through so much," Lisa's sister Elizabeth told WSFA. "She is severely weakened, she is in pain, she is emaciated. There is not an inch of her that has not been affected."
"She has some complications and has a lot of healing to get through but she is standing strong and full of jokes as ever," her brother Will told the station.

Women In Power; Grace Mugabe Assaults Model, Refuses To Turn Herself In

Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe believed to have assaulted a model, Gabriella Engels in Johannesburg has vehemently refused to hand herself over to the police as speculated by a South African police spokesman.

The  police were negotiating with Grace Mugabe's lawyers on Tuesday to get the wife of the Zimbabwean president to turn herself in to face charges of assaulting a model, a senior police source said.

South African police minister Fikile Mbalula had said earlier in the day the Zimbabwean first lady had already handed herself in to police and would appear in court shortly, but that information later appeared to have been premature.

Twenty-year-old Gabriella Engels told South African media Grace had attacked her while the model was visiting the Mugabes' sons Robert and Chatunga at a hotel in Johannesburg's upmarket Sandton district at around 9pm on Sunday. 

According to Engels,
"She split my head open in 3 places - With an extension cord and used the plug to hit me." she said.
Photos of  below

"One cannot be a fugitive for not appearing at a court to which they have not been summoned & when they have not been charged of any crime!" Grace's close ally and higher education minister Jonathan Moyo tweeted, without elaborating.

Confusion arose on Tuesday afternoon when the magistrates' court where Grace had been expected to be formally charged closed for the day without her appearing.

"The negotiations for her to hand herself in are still going on. We are at a point where we cannot effect an arrest yet," the police source said. "We will cross that bridge when we get there."
Asked if Grace was now considered a fugitive, the source said that was not the case at this stage.

"I don't know, I haven't seen her," the source said when asked if she was still in South Africa.
Another source in South Africa's prosecuting authority said Mugabe had breached an agreement to surrender herself ahead of an expected court hearing on Tuesday afternoon.

26 Year Old Mum Under Fire For Allegedly Sexualising Her 4year Old Daughter

Mums are great and they often get acknowledged for doing everything possible to make their kids happy and comfortable but this is different for Enrika Milne, a 26 year old mum who is under fire for spending thousands on her 4year old beauty queen daughter with speculations that she is 'sexualising' her.

Enrika who spends approximately 3hours preparing Arielle for pageants lashed back at the public, claiming that she is schooling her daughter to become a future Miss England. OK!

According to Enrika;
"I would be upset if she stopped doing them now, as they’ve been great for her confidence and have taught her all about charity work," 

She tells Daily Mirror
“We [the pageant community] do get misjudged, but I want Arielle to do what makes her happy,” she said. “Pageants have been amazing for her confidence. A lot of kids her age struggle with self-esteem, but she doesn’t. "If she’s already this confident at just four, she’ll go on to great things. “I want her to be Miss England one day, and I think having that focus will keep her on track and stop her going astray, drinking and smoking, in her teenage years.”

25 Year Old Body Builder Dies Due To Aggressive Intake Of Protein

Meegan was a body builder who had previously competed in body building competitions. She was on a strict protein diet and did not know about her genetic disorder (known as Urea Cycle disorder) which stopped her body from breaking down the protein she consumed constantly. 

Urea cycle disorder, which affects one in 8,000 people, caused a build-up of ammonia in her blood and fluid on her brain, reports Perth Now.

Really? Chicago Man Supposedly Pictured With His Two Pregnant Girlfriends On Maternity Shoot

This is a very rare scenario! The two ladies do not mind sharing a man and the Chicago based man does not only look happy but really comfortable as he posed with his girlfriends for a double pregnancy shoot.

Unconfirmed news spreads like wildfire and I wouldn't be surprised to discover the story behind this photoshoot is just another false hear say!

Omowunmi Akinnnifesi: The Missing Morals And Integrity Of Nigerian Girls

In her chat with Daily Sun, Former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN 2005) Omowunmi Akinnnifesi pointed out that most children in Nigeria, especially girls lack good morals and integrity. 

Omowunmi who also talked about being a Fashion entrepreneur, further talked about her family, her man, her sudden weight gain, her growing up days and so much more. Here's the interview;

What led you into fashion of all businesses?

I wanted to do a business that would make people call on me regularly. I have this knack for empowering women. There are several other things I intend doing to empower women but among all these interests is my passions for making people look good. I love to make women dress elegantly. I want something that would make the women to be able to carry themselves nicely. The first thing they need to do to beef up their image is to enhance the way they look. So, I started with enhancing the physicality of women. I’m going into other things like enhancing women mentally and enhancing her soul as a woman in the society. I started with what women looks like, and adapt that to her image. I know it sounds something like a cliché, but that was the reason I went into fashion.

Do you have a fashion or grooming school since you mentioned your desire to empower women?

I intend going into international imaging and etiquette. I want to teach women not only how they should appear but how they should also behave and this is important. When you come across some of our children these days, especially the girls, you would notice they don’t have integrity anymore. They lack morals and manners and these are the things that make a woman. These are part of the content. The new generation of youths is not growing with our culture, so we need to retrain them on how to behave. They have to imbibe the culture of respect for elders and how to behave like a proper lady. They also need to learn how to host visitors; do fine dinning; how to speak, sit down, talk; eat certain kinds of food.
We hardly train people on some of these things in Nigeria. People don’t believe they are necessary. But it’s very important. I attended Queens’ College, Lagos and way back then; they used to teach us these things. But these days, the students are only taught Maths, English and all those important subjects but as for moral etiquette, it’s no longer there.

So, part of your vision is to establish an etiquette school, how soon will that happen?

I wrote a business plan for that in 2009. How old was I then? But I never got around it. I was in London College of fashion. That was after I completed my masters at Kings College London. This is the way to start and from there, it will graduate. I’m also into photography. I have a studio. We started with our photos for the fashion brand. We also stated taking shots of women and children, pregnant women, just anything to make the woman look good; anything to enhance her beauty. The few photos we have done for pregnant women or a woman and her daughter, they are so happy, I don’t believe I’ll look like this ooh, they scream. I have not been happy with this pregnancy but this picture, I will blow it inside my room. It makes women happy; it makes them feel more beautiful. I’m also into construction, public relations and several other things. This is Nigeria, and you have to be hardworking. My friends said I do every business. I know I don’t look it but I’m very hardworking.

Did you inherit this aspect of work from your dad or mum?

My dad attended Yales University. My dad was a scholar and an executive director at the Central Bank. He was very hardworking and my mum was a career woman. She works with Lagos State government. My dad was also a diplomat with the West Africa Clearing House in Sierra Leone. My parents are very career-driven and I want to believe that’s where I got these things from.

You are a beauty queen turned businesswoman, what lessons have you learnt about life?
I have learnt that one needs to be humble. Humility, diligence, discipline, and perseverance, determination are recipe for success, especially in Nigeria. Anything short of those things won’t get you where you want to be. You must be able to treat everyone well, even when people don’t treat you right. Treat them with love. Love conquers all. You never know what anybody could become tomorrow, so don’t you ever look down on anybody. Life is full of up and down. Appreciate God wherever you are in life and maintain your faith and your hope in God and you will be lifted up..

Although you have added a little flesh, you still radiate that beauty that won you the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria crown several years back, what’s the secret?

The added weight was deliberate because I wanted to fill up a little bit. It’s a sign that I’m really taking care of myself. I have a very good heart, thanks be to God. I sleep peacefully. I forgive people who wronged me and when I wrong people, I also ask for their forgiveness. Nothing makes me ugly inside or outside because I have a peace of mind. When you see people not looking good, it’s because they are worrying or they are holding a bit of heaviness inside. Once you have a light and forging mind, you would always look beautiful no matter what your physicality is like. You will always radiate. That is what makes me radiate.; it’s the peace of mind and favour from God.

Tell us a bit about your growing up years?

I grew up in Sierra Leone. I had my early education in Freetown. My dad was a diplomat in Sierra Leone.

After your reign as beauty queen, you did a secular job?

I was into a lot of things before I went into fashion. Currently, I’m Nivea brand Ambassador for West Africa.

How do you relax?

I have good friends. I keep good company. I walk with people who keep me company; people who enhance my soul. I cherish people that have the same morals; the same standards and the same views about life. These are people who keep me going. I watch movies, I mean, good movies and I read books.

Can you throw light on Omowunmi ready-to-wear brand?

Omowumi is a woman with a social lifestyle. We have five stores in Lagos and Abuja well stocked with clothes. We do smart casuals, events wears for women. Most of the materials she can wear from daytime to night time. The brand is for vibrant women that always want to have confidence in themselves. We have our head office and factory in Ikeja. Sometimes, we try to get our fabrics from different countries like Indonesia, Turkey, India, Korea, etc.

How far with Mr. Right?

Very soon.

Who is your kind of man?

A man who fears God. Just leave it at that.

You sounded like a pastor?

That’s one thing people don’t know about me. Since the day I won the pageant, I have become God-fearing. It was by God that I won the beauty pageant. I have always been God-fearing. A lot of people that met me later on were surprised at what they saw of me. When did you become this? They kept on asking. Is it because you’re getting older? I replied them No. People that knew me very well…. infact in my house they used call me pastor. But people don’t know that maybe because the way I look, or the fact that I did the pageant, I’m a strictly God fearing person and I’m still relevant because of the grace of God on my life.

Meet Mexico's Famous Female Gangster "Queen Of The Pacific"

La Reina del Pacifico (Queen of the
Pacific) and La Reina del Mar (Queen of the Ocean), as she was nicknamed was born on 11th October 1960, under her real name, Sandra Ávila Beltrán in Baja California, Mexico. She is known for presiding over a Mexican drug cartel.

Sandra Avila Beltran was married twice and both men were ex-policemen turned drug traffickers. She lost both husbands in the hands hired hitmen. Beltrán was very
Smart and gave policemen nothing to scout for because she often left no evidence or causes for suspicions.

Journey To Drug Trafficking
Beltran was Born into cartel royalty, and had a lavish childhood including trips to Disneyland and dance lessons  as well as getting exposed to good cash. As her childhood friends evolved into prominent
figures of the Sinaloa cartel, Ávila wanted to become an investigative reporter and enrolled in journalism courses. Three years into her studies, a boyfriend kidnapped her while she was still in school, quashed her dreams, and embedded her into the drug world once again. As a fast learner with superior skills in driving, horseback riding, and sharpshooting, Ávila quickly climbed the ranks and attracted countless men along the way.
From nytlive.nytimes.com

Ávila had contact with Mexican politicians, has undergone series of secret plastic surgery operations, and also engaged fatal shootouts at VIP parties.

The Queen of the pacific until 2002 lived a conventional double life but this was brought to an end when her son got kidnapped and released on a $5 million ransom which provoked police investigation on her source of wealth.

Beltrán was charged with organized crime and drug trafficking offences in 2007 with some charges dropping out in the cause of her trial. She described herself as a housewife who sells clothes on the side but her story was not bought by officials. Beltrán was held for the possession of illegal weapons, money laundering.

In 2015 She gained her freedom.

#CrimeAgainstWomen; Woman Found Dead months After Ditching Abusive Boyfriend

According to news24, a 2
6-year-old woman, Aviwe Jam Jam was found dead on 29th july 2017, few days after she went missing.
The deceased is believed to have been beaten to death by her abusive boyfriend of 2years in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, months after running away from him. 

"Aviwe was in an abusive relationship with this boyfriend. Aviwe’s mother tried to warn Aviwe of this, but she wouldn't listen. She loved [her] boyfriend, so there was nothing we could do about it."
"Aviwe’s mother suspected that Aviwe won’t come [back] alive because the way the boyfriend was treating her."
She said the boyfriend had come to their home looking for Aviwe and had attacked her stepfather because he thought the family was hiding Aviwe.

Zizi said the boyfriend and a group of friends attacked the stepfather with a panga and he had to get 12 stitches.

"He [the stepfather] was bleeding and the whole yard was full of blood because of them and the boyfriend climbed on top of him and said they should kill him."
The boyfriend was arrested shortly after for assaulting the stepfather, said Mbalula.

Her boyfriend was arrested last week in connection with "several other cases" and is being investigated in connection with her murder.

Aviwe attained a tourism degree from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).Nomthandazo said Aviwe would be missed because she always "brought life" to her home.

Mbalula urged women to report abuse and assault to police as soon as possible.
"Women, stand your ground because if you put up with abuse, you are putting up with death," Mbalula warned.