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When Ragani Kumari  was two years old, a boy poured oil over her and lit a match. The resulting burns severely scarred her face and left her unable to tilt her head to look up at the sky. Her parents worried that she would never marry.

In India, over 6 million people suffer burns every year. For many, burns can lead to disfigurement and ostracization, and they are unable to afford plastic surgery to correct the scars. Dr Subodh Singh, a plastic surgeon in Varanasi supported by WonderWork, offers hope. His clinic provides free surgery to impoverished Indians.

Watch the incredible story of Ragani’s transformation.

Photos and video: Brent Stirton/Getty Images Reportage with Blue Chalk Media, for WonderWork    

What Your Favorite Fitness Class Says About You


You own everything from sneakers to toe socks and hand wraps to a heart rate monitor. You’re ready for any workout, any time. But that doesn’t mean you don’t feel a strong connection to one particular type of sweat session. It’s the one class you’d …

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Diabetes’ Sugars Linked to Alzheimer’s Brain Plaques 

Diabetes and Alzheimer’s could have a cause-and-effect connection, according to a study published this week.

According to a team from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, elevated glucose in the blood caused increased levels of amyloid beta, a fundamental ingredient of brain plaques in Alzheimer’s brains, in mice.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2015/05/diabetes-sugars-linked-alzheimers-brain-plaques

I’ve still got a really long way to go, but at the same time, I’ve already come so far.  Some times I can’t believe that I’ve actually lost this much weight. I struggle to see it, I still feel like I’m the girl on the left. My friends haven’t said anything either. But then I look at these pictures and I remind myself that It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, I can notice a difference in this. 

Always be your own biggest motivation. 

I’m going to say this again; just because you’re a successful figure model, bodybuilder or fighter or competitive athlete DOES NOT mean you are qualified to create a diet plan or instruct people on their diet.

Three week progress photo! I’m not weighing myself until the end of the month but I’m super psyched I can see a difference! Even if it may seem small? (I felt a bit weird posting an underwear photo online, even tho it’s solely for progress purpose, that’s why I censored it haha). Also it’s the same underwear, just different bras. ✌️💪