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Health / Re: How To Learn The Art Of Chinese Massage Therapy by MaeBlocks(f): 10:58am On Jan 07
Good day, am very much interested.
Family / Re: My Wife Insists No Sex Until Wedding Night Even After Our Traditional Wedding by MaeBlocks(f): 1:35pm On Oct 31, 2019
This people inviting third parties (Nairaland) to their marriage....una welldone lipsrsealed
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Self Employment Opportunity: Transcribing For A Living In Nigeria by MaeBlocks(f): 2:29pm On Oct 21, 2019
Please those of you who have already passed the test, why am I failing my Transcription?

Hi David,
In your message you mentioned not being able to log into the platform. You have a forgot Password link on the Signup page but I can also reset your password, which would you prefer?
Great! So you will be receiving emails in the next few seconds with instructions, if you don't see it, check your spam folder. I also noticed that you have a pending invoice but on account credit you haven't used. Would you like me to apply your credit to your invoice? That will lower your bill by $15. Great, I will do that now.
Business / Re: Free And Complete Digital Marketing Training Online by MaeBlocks(f): 11:54am On Oct 16, 2019
I would love to read your ebook too. Please forward to me on ostubis@gmail.com
Investment / Re: My Review On Legit Online Jobs That Pays Daily by MaeBlocks(f): 3:52pm On Aug 27, 2019
Hey babe, am interested too.
Please add me to your whatsapp link 08185642451
Education / Re: How To Generate, Verify, RRR Number And Fund NOUN Wallet for 2019 by MaeBlocks(f): 4:09pm On Aug 21, 2019
Good day,

Please how can a prospective student generate RRR code for admission?
Phones / Re: I Can't View My Wife's Whatsapp Status Post. by MaeBlocks(f): 10:44am On May 03, 2019
Married men bringing their marriage matter to Nairaland every now and then. I dey shame on una behalf cry cry cry cry
Celebrities / Re: Genevieve Nnaji Celebrates Her 40th Birthday by MaeBlocks(f): 10:35am On May 03, 2019
You have known since 1979 which means you are as old as she is. She is making money with her time while you are here wasting away on NL
IvarTheBoneless:
shocked

40??


I have known this babe since 1979 when i was selling gala and she was hawking garden egg at Ojuelegba Bustop

Genevieve, sofri, sofri nah
Events / Re: It's My Birthday... Yeah by MaeBlocks(f): 11:32am On Dec 13, 2018
May you celebrate many more beautiful, stress-free, healthy years.
Happy Birthday Girl!!!!

Yewandequeen:
Nairalanders join me and celebrate as I am a year older.
I know you would expect me to pour encomium on myself but you are wrong.
But I choose to give God all thanks and glory.
Because If I have 10,000 tongues it won't still be enough to give glory to God amidst all happenings for his goodness, faithfulness, mercies, provision, protection, healing, comfort and I will never live a day without saying 'Thank you' everlasting king.

So today I say father take my Thanksgiving for you have done so much for me adding another glorious year to my years on earth.
"Happy birthday to my self "
#gratefulheart
#thankfulandblessed
#plusone

Bullies keep off!

Mods actresses that only exist on NL grace Frontpage, so for being a NL would you make my day and celebrate with moi kiss

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Celebrities / Re: Actress Ini Edo Stuns In Thigh-slit Gown by MaeBlocks(f): 10:49am On Dec 13, 2018
Are you or anyone related to you among the countless, if not JUST SHOUT UP YA MOUTH
ct2:
countless numbers of men would have slept with her
Celebrities / Re: Between Seyi Law And Observant Follower On Tribute To Tosyn Bucknor by MaeBlocks(f): 1:28pm On Nov 20, 2018
I BLAME NAIRALAND.COM FOR ALLOWING YOU AND YOUR LIKES TO BE ON THIS PLATFORM IN THE FIRST PLACE.

SIMPLYkush:
Seyi law...
He is the most unfunny comedian after AY.... his face is a horrimor coupled with that his young obese daughter.... why won't the daughter be fat when when the wife was receiving sperm from different sources
Politics / Re: Fela Durotoye Talks About His Wife, Tara Durotoye And Their Marriage by MaeBlocks(f): 5:28pm On Oct 18, 2018
No man knows 2moro.

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Business / Re: Learn How I make Money Online as a Freelancer by MaeBlocks(f): 1:48pm On Oct 03, 2018
You really sound like somebody who knows what he is doing.
I would love to learn more but I don't have a whatsapp-able phone right now. So how do we go from here?


Princedapace:


That is the problem with us here in this part of the world.

Now let me burst ur head small. To reach the level I reach, I have spent a lot of money and sleepless nights learning, failing and improving bro.

Knowledge is not cheap bro. U know in this part of the world, we really think knowledge is cheap. It is not. I am a member of an Upwork group on facebook where 99% of the members are whites, mainly from USA, Canada, UK and Australia.

The owner of that group is a top rated seller in Upwork with many success stories in upwork. I know how much she charges for her training.

The whites who enroll for it are glad to do so. She collects as high as $100 for her training. And she teaches basic things. Whites know the importance of knowledge and they appreciate it.

But here, I can understand that things are hard for many people, but what I dont like is how most of us here dont appreciate knownledge and we think it is cheap.

Now, just last week, I spent 5k to buy data bundle just to download videos for some courses I paid for online. That is not even the money I paid for the courses. I still had to buy data to download the videos I paid for. I didnt want to use the data I usually buy for my work online.

If i calculate how much I have spent to learn and keep improving on my skills within the past two years, what i charge is justifiable.

Also, 8k is nothing compare to what u can earn online. U said if u earn 8k from Nigerians, why would u work online? My brother, how many people are even ready to pay for ur training in Nigeria?

So forget it. U cant compare what u will earn online. I did a job for a client which didnt take me up to 3 hours and he paid $200 few days ago. Abeg, how many 8k will give u $200?

Training is even stressful. U get to talk and talk, and explain and explain. My brother, if dont want to pay for training, or u think it is too high, u simply leave it, dont make degrading comments about knowledge.

A client paid $1500 for a training course for me online. He is an American, he paid for Tailopez trainings. You can google about the guy. He paid for that course so that I can learn and impact on his company I work for remotely. Whites value knowledge and that is why they are doing better than us.
Politics / Re: Geoffrey Onyeama And Lawyer's Whatsapp Conversation Intercepted At The UN by MaeBlocks(f): 4:30pm On Sep 27, 2018
2 different colours of tie, what if the pictures were doctored?
Travel / Re: Living On Heights...what Would You Do If You Were Offered An Accommodation Here? by MaeBlocks(f): 4:40pm On Sep 26, 2018
The dramatic ruined Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven, Scotland, doesn't score quite as highly as some of the others on the perch-o-meter, but still, building it must have been treacherous. William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots and King Charles II are all said to have stayed at the castle. The ruins are open to visitors all year round

Travel / Re: Living On Heights...what Would You Do If You Were Offered An Accommodation Here? by MaeBlocks(f): 4:39pm On Sep 26, 2018
The tiny village of Vernazza, which rests on a cliff on Italy's Cinque Terre coast. No cars are allowed in the tiny fishing village and it was once the point where the Italian navy would defend its shores from pirates

Travel / Re: Living On Heights...what Would You Do If You Were Offered An Accommodation Here? by MaeBlocks(f): 4:39pm On Sep 26, 2018
The picturesque village of Manarola stands on the face of a cliff in north-west Italy. It is best known for producing sweet Sciacchetrà wine

Travel / Re: Living On Heights...what Would You Do If You Were Offered An Accommodation Here? by MaeBlocks(f): 4:38pm On Sep 26, 2018
Paro Taktsang, also known as the Tiger's Nest, is a Buddhist temple complex in the Himalayas in Bhutan. It was built in 1692, but was almost destroyed by a fire in 1998. However, the government of Bhutan stumped up the cash to restore the fascinating building


The Swallow's Nest Castle, which is perched on the edge of the Aurora cliff in Crimea. It was built in 1911 and has survived an earthquake. It is now open to visitors and houses an Italian restaurant


The Nugget Point Lighthouse is one of the most recognisable landmarks on the south island of New Zealand. A sloping path takes visitors to the amazing building, which was first lit in 1870 and took four years to build


The mountain fortress town of Corte in Corsica. On the top of the rocky outcrop is a citadel, a tourist office and a museum of Corsica

Travel / Re: Living On Heights...what Would You Do If You Were Offered An Accommodation Here? by MaeBlocks(f): 4:30pm On Sep 26, 2018
Don't look down: Castellfollit de la Roca is a picturesque medieval village built on a basalt column in north eastern Spain

The incredible Popa Taungkalat temple, which sits on top of Popa Mountain in Myanmar. Visitors have to brave 777 steps as well as wild monkeys to reach the top

A religious retreat is the sole building on the tiny rocky outlet of Gaztelugatxeko Doniene in the Bay of Biscay off the coast of Spain. The building dates back to the 10th century and a bridge was constructed to take people from the mainland to the island. Ideal for swooping over on the back of a dragon

Travel / Re: Living On Heights...what Would You Do If You Were Offered An Accommodation Here? by MaeBlocks(f): 4:26pm On Sep 26, 2018
Don't look down: Castellfollit de la Roca is a picturesque medieval village built on a basalt column in north eastern Spain

Travel / Re: Living On Heights...what Would You Do If You Were Offered An Accommodation Here? by MaeBlocks(f): 4:25pm On Sep 26, 2018
The Hanging Temple was built into the side of a cliff near near Mount Heng in Shanxi Province, China, in 491. They definitely don't make 'em like they used to...

Travel / Living On Heights...what Would You Do If You Were Offered An Accommodation Here? by MaeBlocks(f): 4:23pm On Sep 26, 2018
The world's most precariously placed buildings, from cliff-edge towns to monasteries perched on rocky columns
Many precariously placed buildings have stood on the same spots for hundreds, even thousands of years
The Hanging Temple of Shanxi was built into a cliff face in China and has survived more than 1,400 years
Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe chapel in France is perched on a volcanic plug and was built over 1,000 years ago
The historic town of Bonifacio, a former fortress, in Corsica almost dangles off the edge of a limestone cliff

If you don’t have a head for heights, these pictures might give you sweaty palms.

That’s because they show some of the world’s most precariously perched structures – monasteries, temples, churches, castles and houses placed on rocky outcrops and cliff edges by builders with nerves of steel.

Some are so inaccessible that only those with a jet pack or serious rock climbing skills can visit.

Amazingly, some of the buildings featured here have stood strong in the same place for hundreds and even thousands of years, despite their seemingly hazardous locations.

One of the oldest most precariously perched buildings is the Hanging Temple of Shanxi, which was built into a cliff face in China in 491.

Other surely-that's-not-safe structures include the chapel of Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe near Le Puy-en-Velay, in southern France, which is built on a volcanic plug, and the Monastery of the Holy Trinity perched high on top of a rock in Meteora in central Greece. Scroll down – and hold on!

1. The chapel of Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe near Le Puy-en-Velay, in southern France. The building is over 1,000 years old and stands on a volcanic plug 280 feet tall. The chapel can be reached by climbing 268 steps carved into the rock


2. Behold this incredible church, which stands on top of the 130ft-high Katskhi Pillar in Georgia. For centuries locals could only look up at the mysterious ruins at its summit. Finally, in 1944, a group led by the mountaineer Alexander Japaridze made the first documented ascent of the pillar and discovered the remains of the chapel. Only those who are invited are allowed to scale the rock to reach the top


3. Meteora in central Greece is home to several stunning, precariously perched monasteries. This one, The Monastery of the Holy Trinity, was built in 1392 and featured in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only. It can be accessed via 140 steps

4. The stunning historic town of Bonifacio in Corsica goes right to the edge of a limestone cliff. The best way to approach it is by boat - it's a jaw-dropping experience

Health / Re: Help. The Vitiligo Spreading On My Lips Is Making Me Suicidal (pics) by MaeBlocks(f): 4:00pm On Jul 05, 2018
Local Fox TV reporter with vitiligo reveals he covers up his skin patches with make-up so he isn't a 'distraction' on screen - after vowing the condition would not destroy his career
Lee Thomas, 50, a reporter for WJBK Fox 2 News in Detroit, was just 25 years old when he first noticed his skin begin to change color
Upon receiving the vitiligo diagnosis, Lee thought about quitting his job in TV, but ultimately decided to keep pursuing his on screen career
Lee initially hid his condition, even from colleagues, with the help of make-up, before it spread over his hands, making covering up impossible
Since sharing his story he has become an international spokesperson for the disease and has inspired people all over the world with his determination
Lee continues to wear make-up on camera so as not to let his condition distract viewers and interviewees from the news being reported
By VALERIE SIEBERT FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 22:10 BST, 14 February 2018 | UPDATED: 04:12 BST, 15 February 2018

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For many people whose career revolves, at least in part, around their appearance, being diagnosed with a condition like vitiligo could feel like a death sentence as far as future success is concerned.

But for Emmy Award-winning WJBK Fox 2 News reporter Lee Thomas, 50, being told he had the skin condition simply pushed him to achieve even greater on-screen success, after he vowed not to let it get in the way of his dreams.

Lee was only 25 years old when he first discovered a light spot of skin on his scalp while getting a haircut in Kentucky, where he was working at the time.

Professional: Lee Thomas (right), 50, is an Emmy award-winning WJBK Fox 2 News reporter who has vitiligo +10
Professional: Lee Thomas (right), 50, is an Emmy award-winning WJBK Fox 2 News reporter who has vitiligo

Daily routine: The media professional wears make-up when he is on camera for his station in Detroit
Daily routine: The media professional wears make-up when he is on camera for his station in Detroit
Daily routine: The media professional wears full make-up when he is on camera for his station in Detroit

Starting out: Lee was only 25 years old when he first noticed a light patch of skin on his scalp during a haircut, and the condition has since spread across his body +10
Starting out: Lee was only 25 years old when he first noticed a light patch of skin on his scalp during a haircut, and the condition has since spread across his body


'The barber finished and said to me: "Take a look." It looked to me like he had nicked my hair, like cut it too much down to the scalp,' Lee tells Daily Mail Online.

'I told him that he had nicked me and he said, "No I didn’t." We go back-and-forth for minute before I grab the mirror and he shows me that I had a light patch of skin the size of a quarter on the back of my head.'

Concerned, Lee showed the spot to his mother, who told him that it was probably the result of stress and that he shouldn't worry too much. However, not long after, more of the white patches began to appear.

'Another spot came up on the other side of my scalp, another one next to it about the size of two dimes, then some came on my hands, the corners of my mouth and the bridge of my nose,' Lee recalled.

'I knew something was wrong.'

It was a year after that haircut that Lee finally consulted a doctor about the patches - and by then he was working as an entertainment feature reporter for WABC in New York City.

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On and on: He first wrote off his initial white spot as a result of stress - but then other patches appeared on his head, hands and face +10
On and on: He first wrote off his initial white spot as a result of stress - but then other patches appeared on his head, hands and face

Next stage: When he finally received the diagnosis, Lee thought his career might be over, but he ultimately decided to continue with on screen work +10
Next stage: When he finally received the diagnosis, Lee thought his career might be over, but he ultimately decided to continue with on screen work

Determined: Lee started covering up his condition with make-up as he continued in TV, initially keeping the condition secret from all his colleagues +10
Determined: Lee started covering up his condition with make-up as he continued in TV, initially keeping the condition secret from all his colleagues

'The doctor told me that I had vitiligo and that my skin was going to change colors. He said there was treatment but no cure,' Lee remembers.

'He kept talking but I didn’t really hear much of anything else because I was in my head thinking my career was over. I was already thinking of what else I could do with my communications degree.'

But then, Lee says, he looked back on how much he had invested in chasing his dream of being a TV reporter - and how many others had helped along the way.

From the junior high school teacher who sent an overly chatty Lee to the drama and debate club, instead of detention, to the college professor who helped him secure financial aid so he could study his craft, Lee concluded: 'Too many people invested in me for me to give up. I knew I had to figure it out.'

Over the next few years, Lee took to covering up his condition with the help of make-up, managing to hide it from those around him.

He says he suffered through many moments of doubt, but found encouragement from his family - in particular from his sister who offered him some advice that he now credits with helping him persevere.

Changing up: Eventually the condition spread to leave his hands without any color, which convinced Lee to stop covering them up +10
Changing up: Eventually the condition spread to leave his hands without any color, which convinced Lee to stop covering them up

Moving on: Since revealing his true self, Lee has become a spokesperson for vitiligo and has even written a best-selling book on the subject called Turning White: A Memoir of Change +10
Moving on: Since revealing his true self, Lee has become a spokesperson for vitiligo and has even written a best-selling book on the subject called Turning White: A Memoir of Change

Keeping it cool: Lee continues to wear make-up on screen so that his looks don't distract viewers and interviewees from the stories being reported on +10
Keeping it cool: Lee continues to wear make-up on screen so that his looks don't distract viewers and interviewees from the stories being reported on

'She said: "If your boss hasn’t said anything, and none of your coworkers have said anything about you leaving the job because your skin is turning a different color... And the only person I hear saying it is you, then stop saying it and just work. And let the chips fall where they fall. So I did.'

His career kept moving forward and he was soon offered the role of entertainment anchor and reporter at WJBK Fox 2 in Detroit.

In the early days he kept his condition hidden, but eventually the disease left Lee's hands completely devoid of color. That's when he decided it was time to stop hiding.

'I had to make a choice because imagine all the things that you touch in one day with your hands. And I would rather people think that I have a disease then think that I am dirty,' he says. 'That's when I stopped covering up my hands.'

Although he revealed his true colors, so to speak, a decade a go, Lee still does cover the condition on his face with make-up - though not for any reasons relating to embarrassment or shame.

'I still wear make-up because I know that, for some people looking at me, [it] can distract them from what I’m actually saying,' Lee explains.

'The stories we cover are about the people that we're talking about or writing about - it’s not about us or me.

The process: Every year on World Vitiligo Day, Lee goes without make-up at work +10
The process: Every year on World Vitiligo Day, Lee goes without make-up at work

Making a difference: Lee feels that vitiligo has 'made me the man that I always wanted to be' +10
Making a difference: Lee feels that vitiligo has 'made me the man that I always wanted to be'

'I’ve been in interviews where the person I’m talking to notices my hands or my make-up and they take up some of my time to talk about me. In celebrity interviews you only have about 5 to 10 minutes anyway and I don’t want to spend three of those minutes talking about me.'

Aside from those settings, Lee is happy to show off his make-up-free skin. He has posed for many pictures displaying his natural looks and even appears on the news without make-up on World Vitiligo Day each year.

But something that could have been a career-ender has turned into a career booster for Lee.

He is now an international spokesperson for the disease, is involved in support groups for others with vitiligo in the Detroit area and has inspired people all over the world by sharing his story - both on TV and in his 2007 book, Turning White: A Memoir of Change. He hopes that one day the condition might be so normalized that he can stop wearing make-up at work entirely.

'Today I feel like this disease has made me the man that I always wanted to be,' Lee says. 'I am honorable respectful a good citizen a good father a good brother I am more compassionate and and I have more empathy than I ever thought I could have.'

'I was just a guy trying to survive and this story has turned into so much more. I never could’ve guessed that. As a reporter you want people to look at you, but I never thought telling my story would be the biggest story that I’ve ever talked about.'

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Health / Re: Help. The Vitiligo Spreading On My Lips Is Making Me Suicidal (pics) by MaeBlocks(f): 3:50pm On Jul 05, 2018
Local Fox TV reporter with vitiligo reveals he covers up his skin patches with make-up so he isn't a 'distraction' on screen - after vowing the condition would not destroy his career
Lee Thomas, 50, a reporter for WJBK Fox 2 News in Detroit, was just 25 years old when he first noticed his skin begin to change color
Upon receiving the vitiligo diagnosis, Lee thought about quitting his job in TV, but ultimately decided to keep pursuing his on screen career
Lee initially hid his condition, even from colleagues, with the help of make-up, before it spread over his hands, making covering up impossible
Since sharing his story he has become an international spokesperson for the disease and has inspired people all over the world with his determination
Lee continues to wear make-up on camera so as not to let his condition distract viewers and interviewees from the news being reported
By VALERIE SIEBERT FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 22:10 BST, 14 February 2018 | UPDATED: 04:12 BST, 15 February 2018

e-mail
3.5k
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For many people whose career revolves, at least in part, around their appearance, being diagnosed with a condition like vitiligo could feel like a death sentence as far as future success is concerned.

But for Emmy Award-winning WJBK Fox 2 News reporter Lee Thomas, 50, being told he had the skin condition simply pushed him to achieve even greater on-screen success, after he vowed not to let it get in the way of his dreams.

Lee was only 25 years old when he first discovered a light spot of skin on his scalp while getting a haircut in Kentucky, where he was working at the time.

Professional: Lee Thomas (right), 50, is an Emmy award-winning WJBK Fox 2 News reporter who has vitiligo +10
Professional: Lee Thomas (right), 50, is an Emmy award-winning WJBK Fox 2 News reporter who has vitiligo

Daily routine: The media professional wears make-up when he is on camera for his station in Detroit
Daily routine: The media professional wears make-up when he is on camera for his station in Detroit
Daily routine: The media professional wears full make-up when he is on camera for his station in Detroit

Starting out: Lee was only 25 years old when he first noticed a light patch of skin on his scalp during a haircut, and the condition has since spread across his body +10
Starting out: Lee was only 25 years old when he first noticed a light patch of skin on his scalp during a haircut, and the condition has since spread across his body


'The barber finished and said to me: "Take a look." It looked to me like he had nicked my hair, like cut it too much down to the scalp,' Lee tells Daily Mail Online.

'I told him that he had nicked me and he said, "No I didn’t." We go back-and-forth for minute before I grab the mirror and he shows me that I had a light patch of skin the size of a quarter on the back of my head.'

Concerned, Lee showed the spot to his mother, who told him that it was probably the result of stress and that he shouldn't worry too much. However, not long after, more of the white patches began to appear.

'Another spot came up on the other side of my scalp, another one next to it about the size of two dimes, then some came on my hands, the corners of my mouth and the bridge of my nose,' Lee recalled.

'I knew something was wrong.'

It was a year after that haircut that Lee finally consulted a doctor about the patches - and by then he was working as an entertainment feature reporter for WABC in New York City.

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On and on: He first wrote off his initial white spot as a result of stress - but then other patches appeared on his head, hands and face +10
On and on: He first wrote off his initial white spot as a result of stress - but then other patches appeared on his head, hands and face

Next stage: When he finally received the diagnosis, Lee thought his career might be over, but he ultimately decided to continue with on screen work +10
Next stage: When he finally received the diagnosis, Lee thought his career might be over, but he ultimately decided to continue with on screen work

Determined: Lee started covering up his condition with make-up as he continued in TV, initially keeping the condition secret from all his colleagues +10
Determined: Lee started covering up his condition with make-up as he continued in TV, initially keeping the condition secret from all his colleagues

'The doctor told me that I had vitiligo and that my skin was going to change colors. He said there was treatment but no cure,' Lee remembers.

'He kept talking but I didn’t really hear much of anything else because I was in my head thinking my career was over. I was already thinking of what else I could do with my communications degree.'

But then, Lee says, he looked back on how much he had invested in chasing his dream of being a TV reporter - and how many others had helped along the way.

From the junior high school teacher who sent an overly chatty Lee to the drama and debate club, instead of detention, to the college professor who helped him secure financial aid so he could study his craft, Lee concluded: 'Too many people invested in me for me to give up. I knew I had to figure it out.'

Over the next few years, Lee took to covering up his condition with the help of make-up, managing to hide it from those around him.

He says he suffered through many moments of doubt, but found encouragement from his family - in particular from his sister who offered him some advice that he now credits with helping him persevere.

Changing up: Eventually the condition spread to leave his hands without any color, which convinced Lee to stop covering them up +10
Changing up: Eventually the condition spread to leave his hands without any color, which convinced Lee to stop covering them up

Moving on: Since revealing his true self, Lee has become a spokesperson for vitiligo and has even written a best-selling book on the subject called Turning White: A Memoir of Change +10
Moving on: Since revealing his true self, Lee has become a spokesperson for vitiligo and has even written a best-selling book on the subject called Turning White: A Memoir of Change

Keeping it cool: Lee continues to wear make-up on screen so that his looks don't distract viewers and interviewees from the stories being reported on +10
Keeping it cool: Lee continues to wear make-up on screen so that his looks don't distract viewers and interviewees from the stories being reported on

'She said: "If your boss hasn’t said anything, and none of your coworkers have said anything about you leaving the job because your skin is turning a different color... And the only person I hear saying it is you, then stop saying it and just work. And let the chips fall where they fall. So I did.'

His career kept moving forward and he was soon offered the role of entertainment anchor and reporter at WJBK Fox 2 in Detroit.

In the early days he kept his condition hidden, but eventually the disease left Lee's hands completely devoid of color. That's when he decided it was time to stop hiding.

'I had to make a choice because imagine all the things that you touch in one day with your hands. And I would rather people think that I have a disease then think that I am dirty,' he says. 'That's when I stopped covering up my hands.'

Although he revealed his true colors, so to speak, a decade a go, Lee still does cover the condition on his face with make-up - though not for any reasons relating to embarrassment or shame.

'I still wear make-up because I know that, for some people looking at me, [it] can distract them from what I’m actually saying,' Lee explains.

'The stories we cover are about the people that we're talking about or writing about - it’s not about us or me.

The process: Every year on World Vitiligo Day, Lee goes without make-up at work +10
The process: Every year on World Vitiligo Day, Lee goes without make-up at work

Making a difference: Lee feels that vitiligo has 'made me the man that I always wanted to be' +10
Making a difference: Lee feels that vitiligo has 'made me the man that I always wanted to be'

'I’ve been in interviews where the person I’m talking to notices my hands or my make-up and they take up some of my time to talk about me. In celebrity interviews you only have about 5 to 10 minutes anyway and I don’t want to spend three of those minutes talking about me.'

Aside from those settings, Lee is happy to show off his make-up-free skin. He has posed for many pictures displaying his natural looks and even appears on the news without make-up on World Vitiligo Day each year.

But something that could have been a career-ender has turned into a career booster for Lee.

He is now an international spokesperson for the disease, is involved in support groups for others with vitiligo in the Detroit area and has inspired people all over the world by sharing his story - both on TV and in his 2007 book, Turning White: A Memoir of Change. He hopes that one day the condition might be so normalized that he can stop wearing make-up at work entirely.

'Today I feel like this disease has made me the man that I always wanted to be,' Lee says. 'I am honorable respectful a good citizen a good father a good brother I am more compassionate and and I have more empathy than I ever thought I could have.'

'I was just a guy trying to survive and this story has turned into so much more. I never could’ve guessed that. As a reporter you want people to look at you, but I never thought telling my story would be the biggest story that I’ve ever talked about.'

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Politics / Re: Bayelsa Government Officials' Boat Capsized In A River While On Duty (Photo) by MaeBlocks(f): 1:05pm On Jun 26, 2018
To the boat you mean?
Diickrider:
RIP

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Career / Re: Lady Who Just Got A Job Reveals What Happens To Her Each Time She Gets Home by MaeBlocks(f): 4:28pm On Jun 05, 2018
I agree with her 100%
I am a wife, a mother of 2 children who are both under 3 years of age, am a working mum as well (working from 7am to 6pm) so as to enable my husband and I share the bills 50/50.
This gender roles where did it originate from? Surely not from God, its man-made.
So after the day's work, a man will cross his legs and wait for food while the woman battles with preparing the food and also catering for the children at the same time and when she complains, the world of men call her LAZY. That is the highest height of wickedness!!! cry cry cry
If a man is the only provider of the family then the chores and care for the family should be the woman's responsibility. The economy is getting worse by the day and in order for the family to stand well, both husband and wife would need to be bringing something to the table.
And so after a long day at work, jumping from one vehicle to another, sitting in traffics for hours. She gets home, she baths the children, prepares your food.............
[font=Lucida Sans Unicode]so who is the lazy one between MEN an WOMEN[/font]

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Health / Re: Help! My Skin Is Becoming An Eyesore by MaeBlocks(f): 10:37am On Jun 05, 2018
Contact me to try this and thank me later.

Victorgas:
Sometime later year, I started having severe itching and pimple like bumps around the head, back, face and chest regions after I left NYSC camp.

Thinking it was normal water reaction, I started using anti-fungal cream ( funbact A, Skinneal, and Upskin) but it persisted. I visited a pharmacy and some drugs were prescribed (forgotten their names).

I later got an appointment with a dermatologist at a general hospital. After minor examination, a drug(itraconazole) and Nizoral shampoo were prescribed which I've been using but 6 months down the line, no changes.

Is there anyone with a previous similar experience and how was it cured? Your suggestions are welcomed.

Doctors in the house, your suggestions will be appreciated.

Attached are some pictures of the affected areas (graphic)

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Family / Re: My Pregnant Wife Now Hates Me! Please Help!!! by MaeBlocks(f): 9:55am On Jun 04, 2018
You really sabi book.
You nailed it 100%

EsotericMonk:
@Edoigho, its called pregnancy blues , and it manifests in preg ladies in different ways.
Some develop a food fad, some become very irritable, some become depressed , etc etc etc.
She is going through the motions, what she needs now is understanding, love, support and some space. Whenever her countenance brightens, try to talk with her if she could let you into how she feels.
Have you guys enroled in an ante-natal (pregnancy) clinic? Pls do so and inform the doctors so they can keep a close watch on her. Cos she is at risk of postpartum blues or even depression which would pose a greater risk to herself and the baby.
Jobs/Vacancies / Recruitment At World Health Organisation (who) - Anambra by MaeBlocks(f): 4:37pm On May 23, 2018
NPO - Surveillance (Anambra State) - (1802274)


Grade: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 6 months
:
Job Posting: May 23, 2018, 10:34:35 AM
Closing Date: Jun 6, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Nigeria
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device's system settings.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

--> To establish AFP surveillance for monitoring wild poliovirus transmission;--> To interrupt wild poliovirus transmission and achieve polio eradication in Nigeria;--> To strengthen routine immunization and reduce morbidity and mortality from vaccine preventable diseases;--> To achieve accelerated disease control through supplemental activities e.g. measles SIAs;--> To strengthen integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR).
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

--> Establish a reporting network to strengthen AFP surveillance;--> Provide technical support in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of supplemental immunization activities (e.g. polio, measles etc.) to improve quality;--> Provide technical support in planning, implementation and monitoring of routine immunization activities to increase coverage;--> Provide technical support in planning and monitoring of integrated disease surveillance and response activities.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: Degree in Medicine (MBBS, MBChB, MD)
Desirable: Post graduate degree in Public Health preferably in epidemiology or other related public health fields
Experience

Essential: Some years field experience in EPI activities after post graduate qualification in government or non-governmental organizations
Desirable: Experience in an international organization
Skills

The incumbent should have knowledge and skills in planning, supervision, monitoring and evaluation.
WHO Competencies

Communication
Producing results
Teamwork
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Driving the Organization's Position in Health Leadership
Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Beginners knowledge of French.
Desirable:

REMUNERATION

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 19,538,402 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
A written test may be used as a form of screening.
In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
Jobs/Vacancies / Recruitment At World Health Organisation (who) by MaeBlocks(f): 3:59pm On May 23, 2018
NPO - Surveillance (Ekiti State) - (1802272)


Grade: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 6 months
:
Job Posting: May 23, 2018, 10:56:35 AM
Closing Date: Jun 6, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Nigeria
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device's system settings.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

--> To establish AFP surveillance for monitoring wild poliovirus transmission;--> To interrupt wild poliovirus transmission and achieve polio eradication in Nigeria;--> To strengthen routine immunization and reduce morbidity and mortality from vaccine preventable diseases;--> To achieve accelerated disease control through supplemental activities e.g. measles SIAs;To strengthen integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR).
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

--> Establish a reporting network to strengthen AFP surveillance;--> Provide technical support in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of supplemental immunization activities (e.g. polio, measles etc.) to improve quality;--> Provide technical support in planning, implementation and monitoring of routine immunization activities to increase coverage;--> Provide technical support in planning and monitoring of integrated disease surveillance and response activities.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: Degree in Medicine (MBBS, MBChB, MD)
Desirable: Post graduate degree in Public Health preferably in epidemiology or other related public health fields
Experience

Essential: Some years field experience in EPI activities after post graduate qualification in government or non-governmental organizations
Desirable: Experience in an international organization
Skills

The incumbent should have knowledge and skills in planning, supervision, monitoring and evaluation.
WHO Competencies

Communication
Producing results
Teamwork
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Driving the Organization's Position in Health Leadership
Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of French.
Desirable:

REMUNERATION

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 19,538,402 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
A written test may be used as a form of screening.
In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

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