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Looking Back On The American Galdiators – Today!

For the first half of the ’90s, “American Gladiators” was one of the biggest shows on television. What have the cast been up to recently?



     For the first half of the ’90s, American Gladiators was one of the biggest shows on television. People from all over the country tuned in every week to watch Joe and Jane Schmo attempt to beat the gladiators themselves in various games of strength and agility. And one of the main draws of the show was the different personalities of the gladiators. They all had their own style and flair, and every viewer had their favorite. But the show ended in 1997 and we haven’t really seen or heard from our gladiators since! Here’s what they’ve been up to since the show ended.


Gemini’s real name is Michael Horton. He was one of the bigger names among the gladiators and was actually their captain for much of his 80 episodes. His most notable performance since was as a security in the Saturday Night Live-inspired film Night at the Roxbury. Also, his youngest son Wes is currently a defensive end for the Carolina Panthers.


Jim Starr is the man behind one of the longest-running gladiators, Laser. He has found a lucrative career in the fitness world since the show ended. Most specifically he is the director of product development for the Minnesota-based gym chain Life Time Fitness.


Nitro’s real name is Dan Clark, and he just might be the most successful gladiator. He’s appeared on numbers shows and movies like, Ellen, Walker, Texas Ranger, and Saved by the Bell. He has also written two books (one about his time as a gladiator and one about surviving a heart attack) and started a mud run that helps raise money for the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, a charity for veterans.


Blaze’s real name is Sha-Ri Pendleton-Mitchell. She now lives a comfortable life in Bellflower, California where she is a teacher and track coach at St. John Bosoco High School. In fact, her son Re-Al is a sophomore and a budding track star himself.


Ice was one of the more popular gladiators and was portrayed by Lori Fetrick. She made multiple other TV appearances during the show’s run, including ones on Ellen and Who’s the Boss? Today, she actually does seminars around the country on wellness and financial success.


Sabres was the man. And that the man behind the man, was named Red Williams. He also had one of the biggest single successes outside of the show, starring as “Jax” in the 1997 movie Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. What’s he doing today? Believe it or, not he teaches scripture in San Pedro, California and is a grandfather of three!


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Turn Your Extra Rice Into Something More



Rice is best paired with any of the viands you can think of, whether it’s vegetables or meat. It goes so well with anything. Without rice, sometimes, we feel unsatisfied; thus, we still feel hungry. However, you can turn rice into something you want it to be! Fried rice, for example, yet, it is not the basic ones; you can add something into it to make it more delicious and mouth-watering.

Depending on your position, leftover takeout rice can be the bane of your existence or a blessing. For most of us, it’s the latter. Extras such as these are the foundation for a superb reinvented supper, namely fried rice.

Fried rice is an excellent weeknight feed, whether you want to extemporize with what’s already in your kitchen or have a specific project. Here are some recipes from our archives, which are great as written and easy enough to achieve. They’re so great; you might find yourself ending up ordering more rice just to make them. 

Fried rice with broccoli and mustard greens

A vegetable-loaded version uses a sharp technique that has you cook the ingredients in steps, which is especially helpful if you don’t have a wok or large skillet.

Better than takeout fried rice

Sometimes, there are similarities between what you might get if you ordered fried rice, but we prefer the freshness and crunch of homemade. The ginger and red pepper flakes are making it sound, too.

Sesame fried rice with spring vegetables and egg

Brown rice binds more nourishment into the stir-fry, and fried eggs mean you can mix in a runny yolk for an extra-luxurious texture.

Garlic fried rice (Chahan)

This is for garlic lovers; celebrate because you’ll fry a few cloves for this recipe. It calls for short-grain Japanese rice, so here’s an ideal recipe for making a cut in any sushi rice you may get. 

Vegetable fried rice

This recipe helps you with extra brown rice. Other than that, it will also get you to reinvent those broccoli stems instead of throwing them away or doing the same recipe over and over again. 

Quick ham-fried rice with lavender

This is clearly off the hidden path, but the floral flavor plays well with the pork, ginger, and raisins. 

Spicy basil tofu fried rice

A stir-fry for one that recommends making a baked marinated tofu for extra flavor and thick texture. You can also swap in plain extra-firm tofu. 

African soul fried rice.

Food writer and culinary historian Michael Twitty is the source of this vivid dish that includes traditional or indigenous ingredients to West and Central Africa. 

Those are just some of the recipes you may use for converting your plain rice into something more tasty. Avoid food waste, get what you can consume. If we can’t avoid leftover foods, let’s not leave it. Let’s transform it.

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Beauty Secret: Mirror Mirror On The Wall Who Is The Hottest Mom Of Them All



Moms are often associated as tired looking, laid back, home-focused ladies. Most people would think that being a mom means surrendering your beauty and youth and offering it all to your children, but that is not the case for Joleen Diaz. Find out more about her and her secrets below:

What would you do if your mom is hot? Will you post it on social media like Joleen Diaz’s daughter did to their pic at the seashore? Showing off their beautiful tanned skins and barbie-looking facial features, which is something that they should be proud of.

Joleen Diaz, a 43-year-old mom who is a resident from the Bay Area who made Instagram burn in flames earlier this year after her daughter posted a picture of her on social media.

After going viral, the Instagram-dubbed “Hottest Mom in the World” spoke to Fox News about her sudden, surprising fame and — perhaps most importantly — shared the skincare and fitness secrets behind her impressive fresh looks.

“I’ve been taking care of myself from such a young age; I didn’t just start five years ago,” Joleen said.

Hope doesn’t disappear for those who just started taking care of themselves. Joleen, who is excited to inspire people to live a healthy life and make healthy choices, insists that it’s never too late to start your wellness journey.

  • Diet

Joleen Diaz maintains a whole-food-focused diet, asserting that she doesn’t eat red meat or pork and sticks but mostly to fish and eggs. She also keeps a strict fitness regimen, carving out time for workouts five to six days per week. But according to her, her secret is just to keep the routines basic, so you’ll not be too lazy to achieve it.

  • Exercise

She does thirty to forty minutes of cardio and change that up when she wants to, to how she wanted to. After that, it is up to her to add some twenty-minute stretching for her muscles.

  • Skin Care

As for her glowing and youthful skin, the hot mom reveals she “notices change” when she uses an AHA glycine, an exfoliator that can help skin appear smoother, and a retinol serum started using in her 30s.

She noticed the texture of her skin get fresh and kind of plump. Last year, year and a half, she’s been using tretinoin and saw her pores tighten, and her visible fine lines on her face fade.

Though Diaz keeps a pretty fit lifestyle and doesn’t smoke and seldom drinks, she does have at least one guilty pleasure.

She loves sugar and takes too much control of it. Yet, she only looks for sugar as a stress moderator.

Every day, she has to have a piece of cake or cookies or something, but just in like a small portion. She loves sweets. She indulges every day. But more than anything, Diaz says her looks and physique come from consistency.

Consistency from her skincare routine, fitness journey, and things will make everything all right and feel right for her mind and body. As a woman, you need to satisfy yourself with the things you do; if you want to achieve something, you will take action to achieve it, whether it’s necessary or out of this world.

“Most days I’d rather stay home and take a nap, but I get up and go to the gym,” she said.

Joleen believes in consistency to stay fit, hot, and Instagram ready.

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How To Get a Good Night’s Sleep?



As we get older, our body clock changes so as our sleep patterns—Lacking sleep causes one to be grumpy and light-headed.

As time passes, the number of hours spent on sleeping will be reduced according to Dr. Karen Carlson, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of Women’s Health Associates at Massachusetts General Hospital. There will also be some visible changes in the way the body regulates circadian rhythms. It is known as the person’s internal clock, which controls one’s body to detect if it is night or day. As we age, it will be harder to catch some z’s and stay asleep for a more extended period.

We all experience having trouble in sleeping. This can be normal, but most of the time, this is a severe problem that needs medical attention.

If you have been experiencing trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, you may use some sleep medications in quest of more restful slumber. But, be mindful that these drugs can have side effects—including appetite changes, dizziness, drowsiness, abdominal discomfort, dry mouth, headaches, and strange dreams.

You don’t need to withdraw sleep aids if you absolutely need them, but before you decide to use pills, try these eight tips to help you get a better good night’s sleep:

1. Exercise

Going for a walk every day won’t just trim you down, it will also keep you up less often at night. Exercise heightens the impact of natural sleep hormones such as melatonin, according to Dr. Carlson. Postmenopausal women who exercised for about three-and-a-half hours a week had an easier time falling asleep than women who exercised less.

2. Save the bed for sex and sleep

The bed must be a comfort zone to be a stimulus for sleeping, not for wakefulness. Reserve your bed for sleep and sex; avoid doing your office works on your bed.

3. Keep it comfortable

Remove any distractions from your bedroom, including your gadgets and ambiance. These can affect your sleep quality. Make sure your bed space is as comfortable as possible.

4. Create a sleep ritual

Reading bedtime stories when you are young is a comforting ritual done by your parents. Routines help warn the body and mind that it’s going to be time for sleep. Try listening to calming music, turning on a dim light, and adding some cool wind.

5. Eat lightly

Avoid sleeping when your stomach is grumbling or if you’re full. These may keep you awake, uncomfortable, and are considered to be distractions.

6. No to alcohol and caffeine

Do not eat chocolates at night. Chocolate carries caffeine, which is a stimulant. Surprisingly, alcohol has a similar effect.

7. Pause the stress

If you’re working on a pile of lists on your work plan and think about it at night, these kinds of worries can trigger until the night: another distraction, another discomfort. Take the night as a time for you to rest, and the day as a time for you to work. To relax, try deep breathing exercises. Inhale slowly and deeply, and then exhale.

8. Get Checked

Having a hard time to move your legs, frequent snoring, and experiencing burning pain in your stomach, chest, or throat are symptoms of three common sleep disorders—restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, and gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. If these are hindrances on your rest time or sleeping time, try attending a physician to get checked and receive proper medications.

The tips mentioned above are proven safe and effective with the help of studies, research, and journals from experts worldwide. People at any age should feel comfortable on the night after a tiring day.

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