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JASON’S PICK

Nun Gives Birth To Baby Boy

A Salvadorean nun who said she had no idea she was pregnant gave birth in Italy this week after she felt stomach cramps in her convent and was rushed to hospital, Italian media reported on Friday.

The 31-year-old mother and her baby boy, who weighs 3.5 kilograms (7.7 pounds), are doing well and other new mothers in Rieti hospital have begun collecting clothes and donations for her, the reports said.

"I did not know I was pregnant. I only felt a stomach pain," the nun was quoted as saying at the hospital, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.

La Repubblica said she gave birth on Wednesday.

ANSA said the nun had named her baby Francesco (Francis) -- also the pope's chosen title and one of the most popular names in Italy, where St Francis of Assisi is the much-loved national patron saint.

The hospital could not be reached for comment.

The nun belongs to the "Little Disciples of Jesus" convent in Campomoro near Rieti, which manages an old people's home and reports said she would keep the baby.

Her fellow nuns were quoted saying they were "very surprised". (Huffington Post)

KRISTEN’S PICK - WINNER

Fool Proof Ways To Get Into The Mood

GET SOME WORK DONE - This might seem odd, but sometimes you just can’t think about having sex because the guilt not over having done laundry or not responding to some mail or paying some bills is weighing on you. So get that work done! Women need to feel relaxed in order to get turned on, and you can’t relax when you have tasks piled up.

GIVE YOUR BEDROOM A DEEP CLEANING - A messy, cluttered space—especially the one you’re supposed to have sex in—can also stress a woman out and make it hard for her to get in the mood. Even if your partner teases you, give your room a good cleaning—pick up every item off the floor, dust surfaces, organize that set of drawers—and suddenly, you’ll want to get dirty in the other way in there.

WORK OUT - Anything you can do to make yourself feel good about yourself helps to put you in the mood. Working out has double the benefits because it gives you a confidence boost plus energy—energy you’re ready to burn off between the sheets.

WORKOUT TOGETHER - If you can convince him, bring your guy along for your pre-romp workout. You’ll feel instantly bonded by doing something healthy together, plus you get to see one another in clothes that show off your bodies.

WATCH YOUR HUBBY PLAY WITH YOUR KIDS - Next time your husband is playing with your kids, pause and watch for a while. Many women report being turned on by watching their partner spend time with their children. This probably comes from an evolutionary drive: knowing a man makes a good protector and provider gets those reproductive organs going!

WATCH YOUR PARTNER IN HIS ELEMENT - More on the last point, watching your partner do what he does best—negotiating a deal, painting, boxing, giving a speech—can also turn you on. Again, it’s seeing that he is a competent provider

GO TO A BAR WITH YOUR PARTNER, BUT FLIRT WITH OTHER PEOPLE - Seeing your partner be desired by somebody else can make you desire him—a little bit of jealousy goes a long way in the aphrodisiac department. Just be sure you both know where to draw the line, and go home together.

GIVE YOUR PARTNER A LONG HUG - Research has found that hugging your partner for at least 30 seconds releases oxytocin, which is the hormone that makes us feel trusting of the person we are touching, and when a woman feels safe, she can feel turned on. While you’re at it, take a few deep breaths in your partner’s neck—his scent is probably an aphrodisiac for you.

KEEP IT ABOVE THE BELT FOR 20 MINUTES OR MORE - Try this game: keep your hands above one another’s pelvic areas for at least 20 minutes. This not only creates a heightened sense of intimacy because you’re focusing on kissing and touching, but the novelty of it stimulates dopamine, which drives sexual arousal.

SHARE YOUR SEXUAL FANTASIES - The brain is the biggest arousal organ, and this is especially true for women. In order to be turned on, we need both physical and mental stimulation. You can tell your partner in person, or, for a heightened sense of “forbidden fruit,” you can text or email him naughty messages detailing your fantasies.

GIVE IT 10 MINUTES - Usually, if you pull yourself out of your rut and give sex a shot for just 10 minutes, you’ll get in the mood. Make your brain go where your body doesn’t want to and your body will catch up.

CHANGE SOMETHING PHYSICAL - Wear your hair differently, keep your clothes on, buy new lingerie or just make some small aesthetic change to how you approach sex. Just one small change can create a feeling of newness, which is always a turn on.

VISUALIZE SEX - Again, your brain has to go there in order for your body to, so try this next time you’re struggling to get physically aroused: close your eyes and just imagine you and your partner making love. This takes no physical effort at all, but if you really let yourself feel the sensations and hear the sounds, you’ll want to put in the physical effort. (Madamnoire.com)


FRECKLES' PICK

Things You Didn’t Know About Girl Scout Cookies

Here are some things you might not have known about Girl Scout Cookies.

It's Girl Scout Cookie season, so it’s time to replenish your inventory of America’s most addictive snacks – and help your nieces and daughters along the way.

Here are some things you might not have known about Girl Scout Cookies.

•They’re older than your grandma – The tradition of Girl Scout Cookie sales began in 1917.

•Only two companies make all the cookies – Only two companies have been licensed to bake each and every cookie sold by the Girl Scouts.

•Three varieties are mandatory – The bakers can propose cookies to the Girl Scouts each year, but three varieties must be made: Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos (Peanut Butter Sandwiches) and Trefoils (Shortbreads).

•Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies used to cost less than a quarter – These days, you’re looking at paying between three and four bucks per box.

•Some Cookies have been retired – Not every variety ever made was a success, including Fruity Mango Cremes, Iced Berry Pinatas, and Lemon Drops. (Thrillist.com)

 

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