Saturday, January 31, 2015

20 Really Cute Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Your Special One

20 Really Cute Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Your Special One
On Valentine's Day, it can feel like there is a lot of pressure to come up with just the right gift.

However, you don't need to spend a lot to make your love known. Homemade personal gifts are often the ones that communicate our love the best.

You can't go wrong by making the effort to show and recognize your love on Valentine's Day, but you could go wrong by just ignoring the day entirely. Aren't your loved one worth it?

Check out these 20 Valentine's gift ideas to ease your stress over the holiday and make those you love feel amazing!


Decorate a five drawer set for the holiday and put something to tease each of the five senses in each drawer. Ideas would be perfume, candy, massage oil, lingerie, etc. This gift can also be made for the woman in your life. Use your imagination and watch your Valentine be surprised!


Who says you can't get a man flowers? Any beer lover would love this adorable valentine!


All you need is a white board marker to tell your loved one how special they are everyday just by changing the message. Easy to make with simple craft store items!


This one appears to be possible to DIY, but it also has an online order option. The online option is not cheap, but would be a forever keepsake for your most beloved book worm, or give the folding a try yourself.


This Valentine is personal, special and affordable. Surprise your Valentine with a puzzle made from your favorite picture of the two of you.


This gift is simple, easy to make and yummy!


This would be an adorable surprise for your sweetheart. And it looks very impressive!


This says it's for a husband, but it could be for wife, girlfriend or boyfriend. Send your loved one on a fun treasure hunt ending just where you want them to!


For this cute gift, you could bake your own cupcakes or buy a variety of bakery cupcakes to put in your arrangement.


Any woman would love to get this gift. Bath bombs can be pricey to buy, but you can make them yourself. Pair it with other bath spa items and have a night of romance.


This is a couples journal for you both to complete by filling it in. This gift will help communication and connection building!


Doing chocolate dipped strawberries would be a wonderful valentine treat for a man or woman. If they are a football fan, consider this added white decoration.


Your valentine will always be holding you in their hands with this gift.


Make a message to your loved one a permanent reminder they can see everytime they open their wallet.


Why not celebrate your love with a special date night once a month? Use a basket and twelve envelopes to hold each date description. Prepaid and pre-planned! What a great idea!


Take a normal Jenga game and put clever questions or loving actions on each piece. If they pull a piece, the action is to be followed.


How about skipping the heavy dinner out and do dessert in? This is sure to be a sweet hit.


Simple and thoughtful. Everyone loves to be surprised with breakfast in bed. Try this simple twist on cinnamon rolls.


Just by gathering your kids, some paints and a canvas you can create a one of a kind piece of artwork for your valentine.


Put together a box with fun small gifts and messages of love for your valentine to dive into on a bad day. This is great for a long distance partner too!I hope you found something to spark the inspiration to recognize your special valentine!

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Monday, January 26, 2015

She Cursed Me With Her Menses Man Tells Court

She Cursed Me With Her Menses Man Tells Court
A 64-year-old former banker, Chief Femi Eboda, has pleaded with the Agege Customary Court to dissolve his marriage to Mrs. Olufunke Eboda over negligence and lack of respect.

The couple has been living together for 21 years and blessed with two children.

Eboda told the court that there was no more love in his marriage; no care and his wife was always provoking him.

He alleged that the wife stole and embarrassed him publicly as they were always fighting.

But the wife dismissed all her husband's claims in court and said she was not ready to dissolve her marriage.

She said she was too scared to let her husband's family members know all that was going on in her marriage, because if she did, her husband would beat her.

She added that her husband has been diabetic for 14years, and she has been the one taking care of him.

She said despite her young age, she still loved him without having sex with a healthier and younger man, but with all that, her husband was still cheating on her.

"To prove to my husband that I wasn't sleeping with any other man, I removed my menses and used it to swear before him that I wasn't cheating on him so that he could stop cheating on me.

"I did that after I heard him talk to one Bukky on the telephone. The girl was asking him if he had sent me out of his house.

"He beats me every time. I'm his fifth wife and before I got married to him, his younger brother warned me that he was too wicked, that I should be patient with him.

"There was one time we went for a ceremony at Abeokuta, and I heard that my husband was in a hotel with another woman while I and his children slept together in one small room," she said.

She said she hadn't done anything to warrant any divorce, adding that all she did was to care for him.

Eboda, who lives in New Oko-Oba area of Lagos, however, disputed everything his wife said, maintaining that he was fed up with the marriage.

He said that he had been to a court before in 2006 to divorce his wife, but he was begged to be patient, and he had tolerated her till this time.

He said when he first met his wife, he didn't plan to marry her but she got pregnant for him and he couldn't tell her to abort the pregnancy, so he married her.

He said he had already done this before he was told that she had been married to a man before and that he took another man's wife.

He said, "It was after I met my wife that I started having all these terrible illnesses. I have hypertension, ulcer, stroke and diabetics.

"I went to her house and sat on her bed, unknown to me then that it was her other husband that got her the house and a shop. I sat on her bed and I started urinating on my body.

"I dealt with that for four years, it was when I went to my village in Ijebu that they told me that I had gotten the disease from my wife.

"I had a stroke after I intervened in her family matter over the property of their late father. I and three of her brothers suffered a stroke; one of them is dead now. It was then I knew that they were fetish in her house.

"While I was trying to satisfy her and give her all she wanted, I bought shops in her name to do her fashion designing job. I also bought her a big house with a receipt bearing her name, but still, what did I get?

"Her elder sister's husband duped me over a piece of land worth millions of naira and when I asked for my money, her sister gave me a dirty slap and my wife didn't say anything.

"Her family succeeded in chasing my entire family out of my house and my life, to the extent that none of my other children graduated from the university.

"It was even my wife's younger sister that helped me to write my Will, in which I willed everything I own to my wife and I signed it without knowing what I was doing. Today, I don't know where the Will is because they have been hiding it from me."

He admitted that he was speaking to Bukky and stated that it was because his wife didn't take enough care of him.

He said that he sent Bukky to school and she has got her Higher National Diploma, because he knew his wife could leave him anytime.

"The day she heard me talking to Bukky on the telephone, she removed her menses, threw it on the floor and cursed me. And in my place, such a thing is a taboo. It could put my life and that of my children in trouble," he said.

The court president, Mr. Emmanuel Sokunle, advised them to maintain the peace and adjourned the case till August 13, 2013.

Source - Punch News

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Police False Rape Claim Prompted By Revenge

Police False Rape Claim Prompted By Revenge
A West Haven woman was allegedly upset about an ex-boyfriend seeing another woman, so she falsely accused him of rape and kidnapping, according to police.

On June 4, police got a report of an abduction and sexual assault, according to police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith. When officers arrived at the Hubbard Place apartment, Jessica Barrett, 20, of 52 Main Street, West Haven, told them that she had been kidnapped and raped by her ex-boyfriend, he said.

"Barrett, advised officers that on June 3, as she was walking near the Truman Street School in New Haven, her ex-boyfriend exited his vehicle, punched her in the head and then forced her into the vehicle," Smith said. "Barrett further advised officers that her ex-boyfriend drove her to the Hubbard Place address, where he raped her several times.

"She further claimed that her ex-boyfriend kept her in a closet for a period of time," Smith said. "In addition, she was not fed for nearly 24 hours. Barrett was subsequently transported to the Hospital of Saint Raphael."

The next day, Detectives Donald Remillard and Sean Dolan met with Barrett, when she told them she "fabricated the entire story because her ex-boyfriend had been dating another girl," Smith said.

After an investigation, Remillard submitted an arrest warrant application to the court, Smith said, and on Tuesday Barrett had turned herself in at Hamden Police Headquarters. She was charged with falsely reporting an incident and second-degree false statement.

She was released on a written promise to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Aug. 6.

Dating Tips For Women You Dont Have To Settle For Second Best

Dating Tips For Women You Dont Have To Settle For Second Best
One of the issues that has come up as I have gotten a little bit older, is seeing a lot of my friends settle for whatever guy they can get instead of really setting their sights a little bit higher. There are plenty of good men out there, so this idea that you have to settle for whoever happens to be around at a certain age isn't one that you have to accept if you don't want to. Besides, I have had the experience of seeing women that I knew get married at 22 and then divorced just a couple of years later. If you don't want to have that kind of an experience, then you shouldn't allow yourself to settle just because you reach a certain age and feel the pressure of having to be in a relationship with a guy.

Here are some tips that can help make it so that you don't have to settle for just any guy who comes along:

1. The more places that you go out to meet men, the more likely it is that you are going to meet one who seems to be a perfect match for you.

One thing that really leads to settling is when you don't really go out looking for good guys to date. Then, when you do meet one, you feel like you have to give him a chance because you don't know when the next one will come along. Really, if you go out and try to meet enough men, you'll know that there are plenty out there and you won't be so inclined to end up with the next one that comes along. You'll be more likely to wait for the RIGHT one.

2. When you know what you are really looking for in a guy, you'll also be less likely to settle.

Knowing what you really, really want in a guy is important. A lot of women don't really know what they are actually looking for. You have to give yourself a good idea of what kind of man you really want to be able to attract. When you do know what you are looking for, you are a lot more likely to actually find it.

Just because you might feel like it is hard right now to meet the right guy, it doesn't have to stay that way. You can end up attracting the right one, so you shouldn't feel like you have to settle for someone who really might not be right for you.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

How To Become A Leader Do You Have What It Takes

How To Become A Leader Do You Have What It Takes
There are some people who are so good at being leaders that some may say they were born that way but the reality of it is that they are leaders due to the experiences that they went through. Leaders possess qualities that are considered extraordinary by others and those qualities are what give a leader the strength to make the decisions that he or she must make. It is not easy being a little if you don't know what you are doing. There are 3 qualities that you must possess as a leader and so you must get familiar with what I am about to tell you.


The first quality a leader must have is confidence because there will be times where decisions must be made and even if they are tough a leader must always try to remain in control and show those who he is leading that everything is fine. How can you expect to lead thousands of people if you have no confidence in yourself as a leader? You must begin to believe in yourself and others will start believing in you.


A leader must always be sure of his decisions and not be afraid to make them. There is a huge difference between analyzing the situation and be afraid to take action. The only way for you to learn and to become a more efficient decision maker is to actually begin to make important decisions. So take the first step and start making decisions today.


As simple as that sounds you must surround yourself with those who represent what you want to become. By having great leaders around you it is attracting that to yourself. By watching those great leaders and interacting with them you will eventually begin to pick up habits from them. Learn from all the leaders that you can and become better. There is so much to learn and so many people who can teach it. So when you get an opportunity to surround yourself with leaders take it.

These qualities are what leaders are all about and so you must make sure to develop these qualities.


A Rather Diverse Smoothing Cleanser

A Rather Diverse Smoothing Cleanser
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hows Your Attitude And How Is It Affecting Your Relationship And Marriage

Hows Your Attitude And How Is It Affecting Your Relationship And Marriage
BIG HINT: attitude directly affects relationships of all kinds. Find out what you can do for yours, easily, and why you should bother...

Let's talk about attitude today, especially how it can affect attraction and your relationship. The vast majority of the women who keep me honest in giving you advice on female perspective have shown me that a positive attitude can create massive, overwhelming attraction FAST, especially when coupled with fun, playful behavior. Conversely, a poor attitude can kill it instantly to such a degree that it can be hard to impossible to bring back until she's had time to forget it.

Let's be clear here, I'm not talking about ruining your relationship by coming in once in six months frowning and saying you've had a crappy day. Everybody has a crappy day now and then. It's no license to be abusive to others around you (and that's another discussion we'll have soon), but nobody expects you to be "up" 24/7/365. That's an event, not the by-product of an attitude. What I am talking about is having and keeping the kind of attitude that causes you to treat a crappy day for what it is, just a day when things were difficult to some degree, and expect things to get better and be better because you deserve better and are capable of making them better.

People of both sexes love to be around an achiever, because achievers are at heart romantics: they look inside themselves and around them for the biggest, best and most beautiful that can be found, and they recognize it. Among the several definitions for "romance" found in "The American Heritage Dictionary" are these:

2. A mysterious or fascinating quality or appeal, as of something adventurous, heroic, or strangely beautiful.

3. a. A long medieval narrative in prose or verse that tells of the adventures and heroic exploits of chivalric heroes: an Arthurian romance. b. A long, fictitious tale of heroes and extraordinary or mysterious events. c. The class of literature constituted by such tales.

Life for the achiever is about the big, the heroic, the beautiful - about what CAN be done and not what can't. Hence, the attitude is one that women (and men, in case you're one of those guys who doesn't have any friends or a woman who has a hard time attracting a guy!) find exciting and fun to be around. This is because when things get bad, achievers are still looking for improvement, and often looking for a way to make it happen themselves, which involves things like leadership, courage, self-assertion, etc., that women also find incredibly sexy.

Every time this subject comes up, I am reminded of the character of Howard Roark in "The Fountainhead," when he said, "The question isn't who's going to LET me; it's who is going to STOP me." They've chosen to succeed and something is going to have to work hard to stop them; they're accustomed to getting things done. Thus, they keep their wits and sense of humor about them, something women also find incredibly attractive, whether sexually, professionally, or casually. Indeed, there is a member at our forum,, who goes by the nickname of "Cyno," who setting a great example of heading down this path and sharing much detail about the positive impact it's having on both his life and his marriage.

Really, do you even want to sit at a bar or in a coffee shop or waiting area and try to have a beverage or think while sitting next to some moron yapping about how "the system" is against him, or how everything that is wrong in their life is someone else's fault, and everything in their life is something wrong? Not just no, but hell no! Neither does anybody else. They gravitate toward that "life of the party" sort, who is the life of the party precisely because they have that positive, attractive attitude that draws people to them like bees to flowers.

Now, what about the other side of the coin? How sexy do you think whining and complaining is? Indeed, chronic complaint is taught by a great many relationship experts as a HUGE red flag. Why? BAD ATTITUDE! Chronic complainers don't make things happen, they gripe about what others make happen. How sexy can that be? How much fun is such a person? Such a display of bad attitude is an instant turn-off to everyone around, not just members of the opposite sex. You'd better do a quick reality check and make sure this isn't you!

The most pathetic of all the complainers is the paranoid, the insecure, fatalistic person who, no matter what happens, thinks it's directed at them if it's bad and away from them if it's good. You'll hear them say the most ridiculous things, like when approaching a traffic light, "That light just turned red because I'm in a hurry," and when somebody has something good happen to them, says, "it would never turn out that way if I tried it, because good things just can't happen to me." Guys, I kid you not, this kind of behavior can make a woman want to live somewhere besides your house about as quickly and as vigorously as finding you in bed with her sister or another man!

A close second (and parallel) to the paranoid is the guilt-ridden, the guy who has mucked up his life and/or career by being deceitful, and projects his own deceit onto those around him. He differs from the generally paranoid because the closer you are to him, he more he expects you to do to him what he's already done to you and others, i.e., the guy who has had an affair and is constantly in fear that his partner is having one, either on the premise that she's doing it to punish him or the uglier premise that since he can't be trusted, he can trust nobody.

What to do? I hope it's obvious. Develop -- and KEEP -- a good attitude, no matter what it takes. Find reasons to succeed and enjoy your life instead of reasons to fail and hate it. If you have self-esteem issues, tackle some smaller things you can accomplish and start building some self-esteem from there. Achievement builds both self-esteem and character like nothing else can, and once you see that you don't have to live in a rut and can get things done, it's much easier to expect that kind of performance of yourself.

If you've had a bout with clinical depression and fallen into a habit of griping and keeping a bad attitude, break the habit. If you are currently depressed, find some competent professional help to determine if it is chemical/physiological or a matter of habit/attitude, and get it fixed. Life is too short to spend it roaming around whining and complaining, and it's too short for the woman (and everybody else in your life) to spend it sitting around listening to you doing it.

You don't have to be in the Army to "be all you can be" (that is one of my favorite mottos or slogans), and when you're doing it, and walking into the room with your head up, shoulders back, and sense of humor locked and loaded, it won't matter if you're tall, short, hairy, bald, too thin, too fat, or whatever; the woman in your life will see that self-respect and respond to it, because in her eyes, you're the perfect man and you're hers.

The information and steps you need to be you can be, especially in your relationship, is in the 118 pages of high-quality, tested and proven advice in "THE Man's Guide to Great Relationships and Marriage" at It's an instant download and will fix what ails your marriage or relationship, so go for it! Give yourself and your partner the gift of a better life together, because it's there for the making, for nothing more than a little time and effort, and it's fully guaranteed for a year from purchase. It just doesn't get any better than that, so get to it!

In the meantime, live well, be well, and have a wonderful day!

David Cunningham

"Being a man is something to which one should aspire, not something for which he should apologize." --David Cunningham

The End Of One Relationship Can Mean The Beginning Of Another

The End Of One Relationship Can Mean The Beginning Of Another
It's only natural that you would not want a relationship to come to an end. As a general rule, people don't like things to change too much and a relationship ending can represent a pretty big change that you are now going to have to deal with. There is much to be said about trying to hold onto someone that you care about and love, but sometimes that just cannot be done. Sometimes, things do have to come to an end and you do have to come to terms with this.

While it can be sad when this happens, there is another way to look at things. You can see it from the perspective of a more positive outlook on things. When one relationship comes to and end, it usually means that a new one is just about to begin. I know, it sounds a little corny to talk about it like that. It is the truth, though.

You have to be able to move on from the past to move towards the future, right?

If you are dealing with the uncertainty that often comes with the end of the relationship, then it is understandable why there may be a part of you that would want to find a way to salvage the one that you just got out of. But, if that can not be done, then you may want to think about it as a opportunity to find someone who may be better for you.

What can really help is to use this time that you have to better yourself in many ways, so that the next one that comes along will be a better situation over all.

If you had a lot of arguments in the last relationship about finances, for example, you can use this time to get that part of your life in order so that when you find someone new to date, that is no longer much of an issue. Or, if there were many arguments over the way that you let yourself go, then you can use this time to get in shape, get more organized, etc.

The other thing that you can use this time for is to learn a little bit more about attraction and what causes it in the first place. Knowing how to create attraction with someone is something that many people do not know how to do, yet it can be one of the best skills that you can pick up. All in all, you have a choice for how you want to look at things and deal with them. You can be cynical and sad or you can be positive and look forward to what may be down the road for you.

You may want to learn how to get a girlfriend after breaking up to help you move on.

Or, you may want to know if it is okay to still have feelings for an ex girlfriend.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Blonds Ambition

The Blonds Ambition
I can't remember the last time I had as much fun being the proverbial fly on the wall as I did at the recent Blonds runway show during the Fall 2012 Fashion Week in New York City. Here's a few snapshots of the proceedings.

The show, which was staged at the trendy Milk Studio in Chelsea, attracted a colorful cross-section of the fashion world and downtown New York night life, including rapper Lil Kim. Whipped up hairdos, heavy eye make up, tattoos galore, and ski-tight dresses and corsets were de rigueur for both sexes. I was impressed with how many of the guests had platinum blonde dos, as if to show solidarity with the designers.

Photo by William Werber

Long before the show started, cameras were flashing madly as the crowd sauntered through the doors and mingled along the runway. Everyone seemed delighted to have their picture taken. Unfortunately, I had dashed from work to the show and forgotten my camera (talk about senior moments--ugh!). I took this next photo with my rinky-dink cell phone. See the man with the platinum blonde spikes? He was accompanied by a woman with a Jean Harlow hairdo (to his blurry left). The couple looked like Neptune and his wife Amphitrite, statuesque and topless (she wore tasseled pasties) with long, slitted, black skirts. Another personal favorite was a man in a tiny bowler hat jauntily tilted to one side of his forehead.

Once the models began to strut down the runway it seemed clear what had drawn Lil Kim and the others: The Phillipe and David Blond's 2012 fall collection isn't exactly ready for 9 to 5. Using classic motorcycle fashions as a springboard for the collection, the designers created men's jackets and women's corsets dripping with colorful embroidery, icy crystals, and glittery mesh and leopard skin prints. The female models also wore motorcycle helmets with long, blonde pony tails flowing down their backs. There were a couple of glittery non-corset garments--a skirt suit, dress and jumpsuit--but even those were a little over-the-top for women of a certain age. No, this wild and whimsy collection is best suited to those planning their fall 2012 music tour or next big top appearance.

While I enjoyed my first runway show immensely, I couldn't help noticing the glaring differences between the male and female models. Here, take a look...

The first thing (and which you can't tell from the photos) is the difference in the way these two models moved down the runway. The man's outfit was designed for being active, moving around easily. By contrast, that dress was super confining. I witnessed first-hand how difficult it was for the female model to maneuver the runway. I don't think I was alone in finding it painful to watch.

I accept that garments look best when they flow over statuesque bodies with long legs. And the whole anorexic model business has been covered plenty. But what I don't get is why the fashion world's vision of female beauty is the human coat hanger, while it's vision of male beauty is the chiseled Greek god--glowing skin, well-fed, though, perhaps, a little over-exercised. Not only are the female models super thin and pale skinned, but it seems their instructed to strike lifeless, affectless poses. I just don't understand why male and female designers would slave to create such beautiful clothing for women and then present their designs on figures that are a hollow, haunted facsimile of the female form.

But...I don't want to end on a depressing note. Instead, let me share one last photo of my favorite guest at the show. She is my fashion ideal--confident and individual.

Photo by William Werber

Click the The Blonds show to watch a video of the event.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Pure Entertainment

Pure Entertainment
Eileen's post yesterday about "Bridesmaids" had me thinking about fun movies.

This fall, after all the dark and difficult movies at TIFF -- and some that weren't dark or difficult but didn't really inspire me all that much -- I went to a few movies just for the pure fun of it.

One was "Our Idiot Brother" which I found adorable if forgettable... But I've loved Paul Rudd ever since "Clueless" so I enjoy just about any movie he stars in, even if he's cast as an irresponsible and naive stoner.

"But the film that inspired this post is Real Steel". It seems as if they were showing the trailers for this film for close to a year before it came out... Which often is not a good sign... And I have to admit, it did not seem like the kind of movie I'd like. More like one Molly's son would like. But writer-friend and movie-critic for Hard Core Nerdity, Adrienne Kress saw the film at a press screening a week before it came out and she told me it was worth seeing so I thought I'd give it a shot.

And you know what? I was completely entertained. There are some completely corny cliche lines like, Son to Dad: "You can do this. I believe in you." (or something. I'm paraphrasing.) And while I might have rolled my eyes once or twice I had to do my eye rolling quickly, because mostly I was just too busy being entertained. :)

And if I have to watch boxing... there'd better be either a great story to offset the violence, or the boxers getting beat up had better be machines and not people. This movie delivers on the second for sure ;) and the first mostly. The story is simple, but I admired that simplicity...We know exactly who the protagonist is, how he has to change, what his external goals are... and we see him change and get what he wants and deserves.

I have a bit of a love-to-m'eh sliding continuum thing for Hugh Jackman (as opposed to Sinead who is fully in love). And this was a movie where I swung to the love side of my continuum. (As I did the night Sinead and I went to see him perform live this summer.) It's like Hugh can either be the most masculine and most feminine man on the planet -- and I heart the masculine Hugh. (Without facial hair and with his shirt on, ;) he comes off too pretty for me) But he was definitely masculine Hugh in this movie. Yowza.

The only thing that would have made it perfect for me was a tiny more emphasis on the romance, but then that would have turned off their key demographic -- twelve-year-old boys -- so I had to be satisfied with a few kisses and some clear chemistry. I'll say one thing about Evangeline Lilly -- she can look at a man and convince me she loves him. And she looked at Hugh like she looked at Sawyer.

I've read reviews that criticize" Real Steel" for morphing together movies from the past like "Rocky" and "The Champ" and "Transformers"... But I think the filmmakers were smart enough to take what worked from each of those movies: underdog triumphing, heart-breaking father-son relationship, big robots -- and combine them into pure entertainment.

I saw the movie in one of those enhanced theatres, with a bigger screen, better sound and comfy seats (with built in speakers...) and I was thoroughly entertained. And really, that's exactly what I wanted.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Wolverine Animal Pictures

Wolverine Animal Pictures

WOLVERINE ANIMAL PICTURES BIOGRAPHYThis article is about the animal, Wolverine. For other uses, see Wolverine (disambiguation).

"Gulo" redirects here. For the enzyme and gene, see L-gulonolactone oxidase.


Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Mustelidae

Genus: Gulo

Pallas, 1780

Species: G. gulo

Binomial name

Gulo gulo

(Linnaeus, 1758)


G. g. luscus

G. g. gulo

Wolverine range

The wolverine, pronounced /'wlvrin/, Gulo gulo (Gulo is Latin for "glutton"), also referred to as glutton, carcajou, skunk bear, or quickhatch, is the largest land-dwelling species of the family Mustelidae (weasels). It is a stocky and muscular carnivore, more closely resembling a small bear than other mustelids. The wolverine has a reputation for ferocity and strength out of proportion to its size, with the documented ability to kill prey many times its size.

The wolverine can be found primarily in remote reaches of the Northern boreal forests and subarctic and alpine tundra of the Northern hemisphere, with the greatest numbers in northern Canada, the U.S. state of Alaska, the Nordic countries of Europe, and throughout western Russia and Siberia. Their populations have experienced a steady decline since the 19th century in the face of trapping, range reduction and habitat fragmentation, such that they are essentially absent in the southern end of their European range. It is, however, estimated that large populations remain in North America and northern Asia. Wolverines are solitary animals.

Contents [hide]

1 Taxonomy

2 Physical characteristics

3 Behavior

4 Range

4.1 In captivity

5 Name

6 In culture

6.1 Film

7 Gallery

8 References

9 External links


Wolverine skull from the Pleistocene of Germany at the Museum f"ur Naturkunde, Berlin

Genetic evidence suggests that the wolverine is most closely related to the tayra and martens (scientific names Eira and Martes respectively), all of which shared a Eurasian ancestor.

Within the Gulo genus, there is a clear separation between two subspecies: the Old World form Gulo gulo gulo and the New World form G. g. luscus. Some authors had described as many as four additional North American subspecies, including ones limited to Vancouver Island (G. g. vancouverensis) and the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska (G. g. katschemakensis). However, the most currently accepted taxonomy recognizes either the two continental subspecies or recognize G. gulo as a single Holarctic taxon.

Recently compiled genetic evidence suggests that most of North America's wolverines are descended from a single source, likely originating from Beringia during the last glaciation and rapidly expanding thereafter, though there is considerable uncertainty to this conclusion due to the difficulty of collecting samples in the extremely depleted southern extent of the range.

[edit]Physical characteristics

Anatomically, the wolverine is a stocky and muscular animal. With short legs, broad and rounded head, and small eyes with short rounded ears, it resembles a bear more than other mustelids. Though its legs are short, its large five-toed paws and plantigrade posture facilitate movement through deep snow.

The adult wolverine is about the size of a medium dog, with a length usually ranging from 65-107 cm (26-42 in), a tail of 17-26 cm (6.7-10 in), and a weight of 9-25 kg (20-55 lb), though exceptionally large males can weigh up to 32 kg (71 lb). The males are as much as 30% larger than the females and can be twice the female's weight. Shoulder height is reported from 30 to 45 cm (12 to 18 in). It is the largest of terrestrial mustelids; only the marine-dwelling sea otter and giant otter of the Amazon basin are larger.

Wolverines have thick, dark, oily fur which is highly hydrophobic, making it resistant to frost. This has led to its traditional popularity among hunters and trappers as a lining in jackets and parkas in Arctic conditions. A light silvery facial mask is distinct in some individuals, and a pale buff stripe runs laterally from the shoulders along the side and crossing the rump just above a 25-35 cm (9.8-14 in) bushy tail. Some individuals display prominent white hair patches on the throat or chest.

Like many other mustelids, it has potent anal scent glands used for marking territory and sexual signaling. The pungent odor has given rise to the nicknames "skunk bear" and "nasty cat." Wolverines, like other mustelids, possess a special upper molar in the back of the mouth that is rotated 90 degrees, towards the inside of the mouth. This special characteristic allows wolverines to tear off meat from prey or carrion that has been frozen solid.[10][11]


Wolverine pelts from Siberia (left) and Alaska (right)

The wolverine is a powerful and versatile predator and scavenger. Prey mainly consists of small to large-sized mammals and the wolverine has been recorded killing prey such as adult deer that are many times larger than itself. Prey species include porcupine, squirrel, beaver, marmot, rabbit, vole, mice, shrew, lemming, caribou, roe deer, white-tailed deer, mule deer, sheep, moose, and elk.[12] Smaller predators are occasionally preyed on, including martens, mink, foxes, canada lynx, weasels, Eurasian lynx,[13] and coyote and wolf pups. Wolverines often pursue live prey that is relatively easy to obtain, including animals caught in traps, newborn mammals and deer (including adult moose and elk) when they're weakened by winter or immobilized by heavy snow. The diet is sometimes supplemented by bird's eggs, birds (especially geese), roots, seeds, insect larvae and berries. A majority of the wolverine's sustenance is derived from carrion, which they depend on almost exclusively in winter and early spring. Wolverines may find carrion themselves, feed on it after the predator is done feeding (especially wolf packs) or simply take it from another predator. Whether eating live prey or carrion, the wolverine's feeding style appears voracious, leading to the nickname of "glutton" (also the basis of the scientific name). However, this feeding style is believed to be an adaptation to food that is scarcely encountered, especially in the winter.[14]

Armed with powerful jaws, sharp claws, and a thick hide,[15] wolverines, like most mustelids, are remarkably strong for their size. They may defend kills against larger or more numerous predators. There is at least one published account of a 12 pounds (5.4 kg) wolverine's apparent attempt to steal a kill from a black bear (adult males weigh 400 to 500 pounds (180 to 230 kg). Unfortunately for the mustelid, the bear won what was ultimately a fatal contest.[16] Another account placed a polar bear of unknown age and weight together with a similar wolverine where the smaller, tenacious predator came out the victor.[17][18] Interestingly, while wolverines have dominated wolves in competitions over a carcass, some wolves become habituated to predating wolverines and, in such cases, wolves may lead to a complete absence of wolverines in a given area.

Wolverines inhabiting the Old World (specifically, Fennoscandia) are more active hunters than their North American cousins.[19] This may be because competing predator populations in Eurasia are not as dense, making it more practical for the wolverine to hunt for itself than to wait for another animal to make a kill and then try to snatch it. They often feed on carrion left by wolves, so changes in the population of wolves may affect the population of wolverines.[20] Wolverines are also known on occasion to eat plant material.[21]

Successful males will form lifetime relationships with 2-3 females which they will visit occasionally, while other males are left without a mate.[22] Mating season is in the summer, but the actual implantation of the embryo (blastocyst) in the uterus is stayed until early winter, delaying the development of the fetus. Females will often not produce young if food is scarce. The wolverine gestation period is 30-50 days. Litters of typically two or three young ("kits") are born in the spring. Kits develop rapidly, reaching adult size within the first year of a lifespan that may reach anywhere from five to (in exceptional individuals) thirteen years.[citation needed] Fathers make visits to their offspring until they are weaned at 10 weeks of age; also, once the young are about 6 months old, some reconnect with their fathers and travel together for a time.[22]


Wolverine on rocky terrain

Wolverines live primarily in isolated northern areas, for example the arctic and alpine regions of northern Canada, Alaska, Siberia, and Scandinavia; they are also native to European Russia, the Baltic countries, the Russian Far East, Northeast China and Mongolia. In 2008 and 2009, wolverines were sighted as far south as the Sierra Nevada, near Lake Tahoe, for the first time since 1922.[23][24][25] They are also found in low numbers in the Rocky Mountains and northern Cascades of the United States, and have been sighted as far south and east as Michigan.[26] However, most New World wolverines live in Canada.[21]

The world's total wolverine population is unknown. The animal exhibits a low population density and requires a very large home range.[20] The range of a male wolverine can be more than 620 km2 (240 sq mi), encompassing the ranges of several females which have smaller home ranges of roughly 130-260 km2 (50-100 sq mi). Adult wolverines try for the most part to keep non-overlapping ranges with adults of the same sex.[11] Radio tracking suggests an animal can range hundreds of miles in a few months.

Female wolverines burrow into snow in February to create a den, which is used until weaning in mid-May. Areas inhabited nonseasonally by wolverines are thus restricted to zones with late-spring snowmelts. This fact has led to concern that global warming will shrink the ranges of wolverine populations.[22]

The Wildlife Conservation Society reported in June 2009 that a wolverine researchers had been tracking for almost three months had crossed into northern Colorado. Society officials had tagged the young male wolverine in Wyoming near Grand Teton National Park and it had traveled southward for approximately 500 miles. It was the first wolverine seen in Colorado since 1919, and its appearance was also confirmed by the Colorado Division of Wildlife.[21]



Saturday, January 3, 2015

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