Science Has Discovered Why Some Persons Are Motivated to Succeed While Others Aren't

There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news feed, and making a fresh cup of green tea. Then I notice the dirty dishes in the kitchen.
I get the dishes cleaned up, but there are also those clothes sitting on the chair from last night, so I quickly get those hung up.

Next thing I know, I’ve just wasted two hours of my morning.

Of course a friend calls and tells me everything they accomplished in their morning. It sounds like they’ve done more than the average person does in an entire day -- and sometimes I realize that what they got done could take me a week.
What’s the deal? At first I wondered if I was just lazy? Maybe those others are just exceptional individuals. Or -- is it something else entirely?

Motivation: It’s all in your head.

Science has found that the source of motivation comes from the part of the brain known as the nucleus accumbens. It’s in the small section where neurotransmitters send chemical messages to the rest of your body. It’s these neurotransmitters that keep us alert, focused, and that part of the brain influences things like completing a project or going to the gym.

When it comes specifically to motivation, one of the most important neurotransmitters is dopamine.

Dopamine is one of the chemical signals that passes information from one neuron to the next. When dopamine is released from the first neuron, it floats between the empty space (the synapse) between the first and second neuron. As it moves between neurons, it bumps against various receptors.
"Dopamine helps bridge what scientists call psychological distance,” explains John Salamone, Ph.D., the head of the Behavioral Neuroscience Division at the University of Connecticut. "Say you're sitting at home on your couch in your pajamas, thinking you really should exercise, for example. Dopamine is what enables you to make the decision to be active."
But, here’s where things can get complicated. When it comes to motivation, dopamine has to take the mesolimbic pathway. This is essentially from the middle of the brain to the cerebral cortex. Without getting too scientific, this process seems to be the most rewarding pathway in the brain.
That’s because during this journey, one of the most important stops is the nucleus accumbens. When there’s a surplus of dopamine in this space it triggers feedback for predicting rewards.
In other words, when your brain recognizes that something important is about go down, and it's a good move for you, dopamine starts to kick-in.

Dopamine: It’s just not about pleasure.

Since dopamine is released before we ever receive a reward, it’s real job is to encourage us to act. It motivates us to achieve, while avoiding something bad.
What’s interesting is that when we think of dopamine, we associate it with pleasure. However, it’s been found that dopamine also spikes during moments of stress, pain, or loss -- it carries us through those episodes.
To verify this phenomon, a team of scientists at Vanderbilt conducted a brain imaging study that compared the brains of “go-getters” and “slackers.”
The team found that the “go-getters” had higher levels of dopamine in the reward and motivation portions of the brain -- which is the striatum and ventromedial prefrontal cortex.
The “slackers” had a higher level of dopamine in the part of the brain that’s associated with emotion and risk -- the anterior insula.
“Past studies in rats have shown that dopamine is crucial for reward motivation,” said Dr. Michael Treadway. “But this study provides new information about how dopamine determines individual differences in the behavior of human reward-seekers.”
“Low levels of dopamine make people and other animals less likely to work for things, so it has more to do with motivation and cost/benefit analyses than pleasure itself,” adds the University of Connecticut researcher, John Salamone.

How to harness the power of dopamine to get more done.

First things first. You will need to identify the three primary sources of resistance to getting things done. Touching very lightly on this, these primary sources are: “I have to,” “I don’t feel right about this,” and “I can’t do this.”

Combat sources of resistance.

To combat these sources of resistance, look for solutions. Don’t allow yourself to think about what you want to get done in terms of  something you “have to do.” Begin thinking and helping yourself to believe in terms of getting your work done because you “choose to” or “want to” accomplish these items or activities.
Start aligning tasks with your values. Don’t be afraid of failure. After all, practice makes perfect. After you’ve identified these factors, you can start rethinking your thought process to get yourself motivated.

But, how can you get the dopamine flowing?

You can begin to get the dopamine flowing better by setting incremental goals. When you complete a step, dopamine will due to the brain’s positive reinforcement.

Other actions to try that will help you with your efforts:

  • Record and celebrate your small wins.
    This could be crossing-off an item from you to-do-list or tracking your progress. It’s effective since it shows that you’re working your way towards a goal.
  • Single-tasking.
    Instead of multitasking, focus on one thing at a time. This prevents you from depleting your brain’s energy. Since you have more energy, you’ll get more done. And when you’re productive, dopamine is released.
  • Exceed your expectations.
    "When something feels better than expected, dopamine sends a signal to your brain that says, 'You need to figure out how to make it happen again,'" says Treadway.
  • Focus on the end-game.
    A study out of the University of Michigan discovered that results-driven focus can motivate people to complete their work.
  • Help others.
    “Neuroscience has demonstrated that giving is a powerful pathway for creating more personal joy and improving overall health,” writes Eva Ritvo, M.D. As a result, dopamine is triggered. Even if you’re not volunteering or sharing your knowledge, think about how your work is going to positively affect others.
  • Share your results.
    When you tell others about you accomplishments, you'll receive praise and recognition from your friends, family, or colleagues.
  • Change your diet.
    Eating foods containing natural probiotics is a quick way to kick-in dopamine, such as yogurt. You should also eat and drink items that contain L-tyrosine, such as apples, avocados, bananas, green leafy vegetables, peanuts, green tea, and coffeed.
  • Turn setbacks around.
    "You're going to go off track sometime -- everyone does. But that can provide valuable information on how to change what you're doing so you'll be successful next time around, "says Sona Dimidjian, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder.


Even though it may appear that others more motivated than you are, you can change that feeling around by life-hacking your dopamine. The easiest, and most effective, ways to do this is by tracking your progress incrementally and receiving positive feedback.
Once you do, you’ll be just as motivated as those whom you are perceiving as the successful “go-getters.”

Linda Sarsour Has Been accused of Aiding and Abetting sexual assault, harassment in workplace

Linda Sarsour, the Pro-Palestinian activist who helped spearhead the Women's March in Washington earlier this year, allegedly enabled the sexual assault and harassment of a woman who worked for her, according to a report Sunday night.

Allegations of groping and unwanted touching were brought to the attention of Sarsour during her time as executive director of the Arab American Association, The Daily Caller reported.

Asmi Fathelbab told the website Sarsour attacked her for bringing the allegations, often threatening and body-shaming her, because the accused was a “good Muslim” who was “always at the mosque,” The Daily Caller reported.

“She oversaw an environment unsafe and abusive to women,” Fathelbab, a former employee at the Arab American Association, told The Daily Caller. “Women who put [Sarsour] on a pedestal for women’s rights and empowerment deserve to know how she really treats us.”

Reps for Sarsour did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Fathelbab told The Daily Caller that Sarsour threatened legal and professional damage if she went public with the sexual assault claims.

“She told me he had the right to sue me for false claims,” Fathelbab said, adding that the assaulter allegedly “had the right to be anywhere in the building he wanted.”

Fathelbab claimed her attacker would sneak up behind her during work and rub his crotch on her.

“It was disgusting,” Fathelbab told The Daily Caller. “I ran the youth program in the building and with that comes bending down and talking to small children. You have no idea what it was like to stand up and feel that behind you. I couldn’t scream because I didn’t want to scare the child in front of me. It left me shaking.”

Fathelbab said her allegations would result in her get written up for disciplinary action. She told The Daily Caller she was once forced to talk to a detective from the community liaison division about the consequences of making false claims to the authorities.

After her contract was finished at the Arab American Association, Fathelbab said she had trouble getting new jobs.

“She told me I’d never work in NYC ever again for as long as she lived,” Fathelbab said. “She’s kept her word. She had me fired from other jobs when she found out where I worked. She has kept me from obtaining any sort of steady employment for almost a decade.”

Sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity to The Daily Caller corroborated Fathelbab’s story.

“They made it about her weight, saying she was not attractive enough to be harassed and then swept it under the rug,” one source said.

Here Is Why You Must Stop Using Vaseline!

Millions of people use Vaseline on a daily basis, to treat skin issues, chapped lips, or congestion. However, apparently, this product is not as beneficial as we thought.
Vaseline, or Petroleum jelly, is a byproduct of the oil refining process, meaning that it is not eco-friendly, and is an unsustainable resource. It was originally discovered in the mid-1800’s, coating the bottom of oil rigs.
It is commonly added to various products, from lotions to baby products, as it creates a protective barrier on the skin which will preserve its moisture, by blocking pores.
Yet, it also locks bacteria, dirt, heat, and the ability of the skin to heal.
Here are 4 more reasons to stop using Vaseline:
  1. It causes Estrogen Dominance
Estrogen dominance is a result of the high estrogen, and low progesterone levels. It has been related to menstrual issues, autoimmune issues, allergies, and infertility. The xenoestrogens in Vaseline are known to increase estrogen problems.
  1. It Contains Harmful Hydrocarbons
Since the skin cannot metabolize petroleum jelly, it remains there until it wears off, preventing the body to gain any benefits from the substance.
Moreover, according to the findings of a 2011 study, Vaseline contains the mineral oil hydrocarbons which are “the greatest contaminant of the human body.”
  1. It Promotes Collagen Breakdown
Since it blocks the skin, it cannot breathe and absorb nutrients, and this causes collagen breakdown.
  1. It Leads to Pneumonia
In some rare cases, the inhalation of small amounts of petroleum jelly accumulate in the lungs and cause a condition known as lipid pneumonia. The body is not able to metabolize or break down the substance, so it causes a severe lung inflammation.
However, there are effective natural alternatives to petroleum jelly, as follows:
  • Beeswax – You can add it to your homemade beauty products and nourish and soften your skin.
  • Coconut Oil – Tit has a myriad of health benefits and is a rich source of fatty acids, lauric acid and anti-inflammatory compounds, which support skin health.
  • Cocoa Butter – It is high in antioxidants and beneficial fatty acids, and rejuvenates the skin, and slows down the aging process.
  • Shea Better – It is abundant in Vitamins A, E and F, and beneficial fatty acids, which boost the production of collagen and treats inflammation.
Source: www.davidwolfe.comOther included sources linked in David Wolfe’s article:
Healthy Holistic Living
The Huffington Post

Lady drops off her child at a saloon, removes her wedding ring to go collect N200k from her ex

A Twitter user has narrated how a lady dropped off her child with her friend, removed her wedding ring so she could go visit her ex and collect N200k for him.

Meet The Most Flexible Woman In The USA And The Crazy Thing Is That She’s Thick Too! (How Is This Possible?)

A Miami woman is making heads turn with her flexibility. She’s being called the “Most flexible woman in America!”

The woman known as Rachelfit on Instagram can practically turn her body into a U and split her legs beyond what our minds want to this is possible. We cringe thinking of trying to get anywhere close to her flexibility!Instagram

Rachel definitely owns her superpower. She’s not afraid about sharing her skills and has posted some rather revealing photos, let’s just say!MTO

Rachel apparently offers private lessons, performances, and workshops in the South FL area. Hey, if you got it- flaunt it, right?

Rachel uses her flexibility practice as a way of grounding herself through anxiety. In a recent post she shared her struggles, “So my anxiety is officially gone (for now). Those of you who have been following me and those of you who know me in real life know I had anxiety attacks last week about starting back school.”Instagram

“My anxiety gets bad and I actually lost 5 pounds due to not being able to keep down much food. I get dizzy, nauseous, tachycardia, depressed, and just overall feeling sick. I have struggled with this since I was a kid and it’s actually gotten worse as an adult. ”MTO

“However, today is my first day off from school this week and I actually miss it! The mind is a powerful thing! This is why it is so important for me to be careful who I trust and surround myself with as I attempt to defeat my anxiety the natural way.”Instagram

“I generally stay off social media and distance myself from others Monday-Thursday while I have a full schedule in school but it’s simply to help myself to quiet my mind which is extremely hard for me and to make sure I don’t feel overwhelmed. This is officially the longest caption I ever written (and probably ever will) but I hope to inspire others with my struggles. I love you all”


Well, it definitely seems Rachel is flexible in mind as well as body. It takes quite the mental strength to train yourself to separate from anxiety and be able to control it! We applaud Rachel for opening up about her struggles and how she has overcome her battles with anxiety.Instagram

They say that “Where the mind goes, the body follows”. If Rachel’s flexibility practice is indeed indicative of her mind which we know it is, the girl is a mastermind!Instagram

Or at the least, she could probably make anyone run the other way in a dark alley way just by holding a contortion pose, right? Ain’t nobody want to deal with a potential exorcist moment!Instagram

Well, it definitely seems Rachel is flexible in mind as well as body. It takes quite the mental strength to train yourself to separate from anxiety and be able to control it! We applaud Rachel for opening up about her struggles and how she has overcome her battles with anxiety.Instagram

They say that “Where the mind goes, the body follows”. If Rachel’s flexibility practice is indeed indicative of her mind which we know it is, the girl is a mastermind!Instagram

Or at the least, she could probably make anyone run the other way in a dark alley way just by holding a contortion pose, right? Ain’t nobody want to deal with a potential exorcist moment!Instagram

Rachel definitely makes us want to go to our local yoga studio and get our flexibility game on more. What do you think?

Robert Mueller’s Team defends investigation after Trump team Blasted email access

President Trump on Sunday blasted special counsel Robert Mueller for obtaining "unauthorized" access to thousands of emails sent and received by his presidential transition team before the start of his administration.

“Not looking good, it’s not looking good,” Trump said on Sunday. “It’s quite sad to see that-- my people were very upset about it. I can’t imagine there’s anything on them, frankly, because, as we’ve said, there’s no collusion, no collusion whatsoever.”

The New York Times reported that Mueller’s office issued a statement on Sunday defending how it obtained the information.

“When we have obtained emails in the course of our ongoing criminal investigation, we have secured either the account owner’s consent or appropriate criminal process,” said Peter Carr, a spokesman said.

Mueller's investigators obtained the emails from the General Services Administration, a federal agency that stored the material, rather than request them from Trump's still-existing transition group, Trump for America, Kory Langhofer, the general counsel for the transition group, said in a letter sent to two congressional committees.

Langhofer said in his letter to two congressional committees that the GSA had improperly provided the transition records to Mueller's team, which he said has been "actively using" the emails. In the letter to the Republican chairmen of the House Oversight and the Senate Homeland Security committees, Langhofer contends that the disclosure by GSA was "unauthorized," and it considers the documents private and privileged and not government property.

While conservatives have been critical of Mueller's probe of Russian activities during the 2016 campaign, Trump said Sunday afternoon that he has no plans to fire Mueller.

The documents were provided to Mueller's team by the GSA in September in response to requests from the FBI, but the transition team didn't learn about it until last week, Langhofer said.

The tens of thousands of emails in question pertain to 13 senior Trump transition officials.

Many of the emails that Mueller's investigators have now included national security discussions about possible Trump international aims as well as candid assessments of candidates for top government posts, said those familiar with the transition. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the records' sensitivity.

Langhofer also said that a GSA official appointed by Trump in May had assured the transition in June that any request for records from Mueller's office would be referred to the transition's attorneys. According to Langhofer, the assurance was made by then-GSA General Counsel Richard Beckler, who was hospitalized in August and has since died. A copy of the letter was obtained by the AP.

But late Saturday, another GSA official present for the conversation told Buzzfeed News that there was nothing improper about the disclosure of the emails to Mueller's team. The GSA has provided office space and other aid to presidential transitions in recent years and typically houses electronic transition records in its computer system.

GSA Deputy Counsel Lenny Loewentritt, who Langhofer blames along with other GSA career staff for providing the transition documents to the FBI, told Buzzfeed that Beckler didn't make a commitment to the transition team that requests from law enforcement for materials would be routed through transition lawyers.

Transition officials signed agreements that warn them that materials kept on the government servers are subject to monitoring and auditing, Loewentritt told Buzzfeed, and there's no expectation of privacy.

In a statement, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, dismissed the transition's arguments that GSA shouldn't have turned over the records to Mueller.

Among the officials who used transition email accounts was former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to a count of making false statements to FBI agents in January and is cooperating with Mueller's investigation. Trump fired Flynn in February for misleading senior administration officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

Obama Administration Sabotaged Anti-Hezbollah Task Force to Help Secure Iran Nuke Deal, Report Says

The Obama administration gave a free pass to Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations — some of which were unfolding inside the U.S. — to help ensure the Iran nuclear deal would stay on track, according to a bombshell exposé in Politico Sunday.

An elaborate campaign led by the Drug Enforcement Administration, known as Project Cassandra, reportedly targeted the Lebanese militant group’s criminal activities. But by tossing a string of roadblocks holding back the project, Obama administration officials helped allow the 35-year-old anti-Israel criminal enterprise to evolve into a major global security threat bankrolling terrorist and military operations, the report added.

“This was a policy decision, it was a systematic decision,” David Asher, who helped establish Project Cassandra as a Defense Department illicit finance analyst in 2008, told Politico. “They serially ripped apart this entire effort that was very well supported and resourced, and it was done from the top down.”

When Project Cassandra leaders, who were working out of a DEA’s Counter facility in Chantilly, Virginia, sought an OK for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, Justice and Treasury Department officials delayed, hindered or rejected their requests, according to Politico.

The red tape halted Project Cassandra’s efforts to curtail top Hezbollah operatives, including one of the world’s biggest cocaine traffickers who was also supplying conventional and chemical weapons used by Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad against his own citizens. That operative's code name: the “Ghost.”

Former Obama administration officials told Politico anonymously that their decisions were guided by improving relations with Iran, stalling its nuclear weapons program and freeing four Americans prisoners held by the country. They also denied they “derailed” actions against Hezbollah out of politics.

“There has been a consistent pattern of actions taken against Hezbollah, both through tough sanctions and law enforcement actions before and after the Iran deal,” Kevin Lewis who worked at both the White House and Justice Department during the Obama administration, responded.

Asher said the closer the U.S. got to finalizing the Iran nuclear deal, the more difficult it was to conduct Hezbollah investigations. After President Obama announced the deal in January 2016, Project Cassandra officials were transferred to other assignments.

“The closer we got to the [Iran deal], the more these activities went away,” Asher 49, who speaks fluent Japanese and earned his Ph.D. in international relations from Oxford University, told Politico. “So much of the capability, whether it was special operations, whether it was law enforcement, whether it was [Treasury] designations — even the capacity, the personnel assigned to this mission — it was assiduously drained, almost to the last drop, by the end of the Obama administration.”

Hezbollah was formed by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in 1982 to fight Israel’s invasion of Beirut. Under the leadership of Hassan Nasrallah, who took over in 1992 after his predecessor, Abbas Mussawi, was killed in an Israeli airstrike, the group moved from seeking to implement an Iranian-style Islamic republic in Lebanon to focusing on fighting Israel and integration into Lebanon’s sectarian-based politics.

Nasrallah, now 57, has played a key role in ending a feud among Shiites, focusing attention toward fighting Israel and later expanding the group’s regional reach.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

more than 200 persons are strike with Stomach virus on Royal Caribbean cruise

more than 200 persons are strike with Stomach virus on Royal Caribbean cruise
Royal Caribbean said Saturday that 220 people on board one of its Caribbean cruise ships fell ill with a stomach virus during its voyage.
A passenger told WSVN that people began to show symptoms on Wednesday, two days after the Independence of the Seas departed from Port Everglades, Florida.
We went down to the medical facility and waited over an hour for help. They started running out of water and basic supplies."
- Marsha Homuska, a passenger
Royal Caribbean said those affected were treated with over-the-counter medication provided by the ship's doctors. The cruise line also encouraged passengers and crew members to wash their hands frequently in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading.
The Independence of the Seas returned to Port Everglades on Saturday morning after a five-day trip. Disembarking passengers claimed the number of cases overwhelmed the medical staff.
"We went down to the medical facility and waited over an hour for help," Marsha Homuska told WPLG. "They started running out of water and basic supplies."
Another passenger, Victoria Nolan, told WPLG that victims were vomiting in the ship's elevators as they tried to get to the doctor. Nolan added that she gave up trying to get to the medical area after she was told the wait would be more than four hours.
Royal Caribbean said the cases represented less than 5 percent of the 5,547 people aboard.

R&B Singer K. Michelle Said She And Her New Fiancee Are Swingers! (They Hussle For Side Chicks)

K. Michelle has an astonishing amount of talent. The R&B singer, songwriter, television personality, and multi instrumentalist has been making singles for nearly two decades. She never quite got to the same level as Beyonce, but that is not because of a lack of talent.BET

We do not quite know how old K. Michelle is, though. She seems to have graduated high school in 2000, which would make her 35 — meaning she was born in 1982. But different biographies put K. Michelle’s birth year as 1984 or even 1986.BET

Isn’t it weird how female celebs feel the need to lie about their ages? Even when there is evidence that they are lying? Click next to read more about K. Michelle.Billboard

There is proof that K. Michelle pledged the Delta Sigma Theta sorority at Florida A&M University in the Fall of 2001. Haha, does she actually think that people wouldn’t dig into her past? In this day and age? Girl, please.Essence

When K. Michelle was a sorority girl at Florida A&M University, she got pregnant. She took some time off to have her baby, then returned to finish her degree. Click next to read more.Madame Noire

K. Michelle’s baby daddy ended up marrying one of her sorority sisters. But it looks like that didn’t make K. Michelle give up on love. She is engaged these days to a doctor!Bossip

And their relationship seems a bit. . . nontraditional. K. Michelle went on Essence Live and told openly stated that she and her fiance, Dr. Kastan Sims, have an understanding in their relationship. It sounds like they are “swingers.” To each their own?Bossip

K. Michelle told Essence that she and her fiance both look for side chicks. And they do it together! A couple that plays together stays together?Bossip

K. Michelle said that she and her man look for side chicks together in a number of places. These locations include the strip club. And K. Michelle tried to even make it sound like this is all a fun adventure.Pinterest

When K. Michelle was asked if she is actually okay with her man having a side chick, the singer stated that she and the good doctor sometimes compete to get numbers from different women. K. Michelle said, “I’m fun.” We definitely think that she is at the very least very open minded!The Real

“Yeah, we flirt,” K. Michelle claims. The singer went on, “We’ll compete to see who can get the most numbers. We’ve always said this, we define the terms of our relationship. Not society’s norms, me and him decide. We value having friendship, honesty, that’s what we value.” This sounds like a whole lot of explaining. Do you think she buys any of it herself?Twitter

Hey, we try not to judge other people’s relationships, but this seems a little awkward. Can you imagine competing with the man you plan to MARRY to see who can get the most phone numbers?VH1

K. Michelle said, “Yeah we were at the strip club and I was like, ‘Oh do you like her?’ Sometimes I’m okay with contracting out the work [that’s] less work for me to do.”Vibe

K. Michelle has previously disclosed that she danced to support herself while sending out music demos. We are not going to judge a woman for doing what she has to when she is pursuing her dreams.Vulture

If this searching for side chicks arrangement works for K. Michelle and her man, cool, go with it. But it seems like it could be a recipe for disaster.

Khia Dragged A Pregnant and Unwedded Toya Wright “Give That N*gha Back His Last Name” Then Toya Dropped An Epic Clap Back!

Sometimes we come across some hot gossip and we wonder, “Wait, why are we even talking about these people?” And then we realize that it is our job to be professionally snarky and deliver all the hottest takes to you, so we carry on. 

Khia, the rapper, songwriter, singer, and record producer best known for her hit “My Neck, My Back (Lick It),” seems to be getting up to some business. But we are left wondering why. Be honest. When is the last time that you thought about Khia? (Maybe that is exactly why she got so hungry for attention.)BET

Khia, whose full name is Khia Shamone Finch, has written for Janet Jackson, Kanye West, Gucci Mane, and Trick Daddy, but she has never been a big name in the music industry. Now it looks like she is using her words for another means. Click next to read more.Vice

Khia has had a lot of drama in her life. She had two kids before she was 18, and she moved all around the United States. Drama is nothing new for Khia.The Boombox

It looks like Khia is carrying that drama into her adult life, too. We do not usually hear a lot from Khia, but when we do, it is pretty notable. Click next to read about what Khia is saying these days.VH1

Khia is usually a rapper, songwriter, and producer. However, these days, it looks like she might be feeling a bit like a talk show host. She is stirring up all kinds of ish on social media, and she is targeting people like Toya Wright.Hollywood Life

Khia “The Thug Misses” has been using her Instagram account as a way to talk about other celebs. Recently, reality TV personality and rapper Toya Wright was caught in Khia’s rhetorical crosshairs.VH1

Why is Khia acting like this? Is it jealousy over Toya Wright’s fame and success? Or is Khia just being ugly and mean? It is sad when women feel the need to drag each other down.People

Khia threw a redwood forest’s worth of shad at Toya Wright. This assault on Toya Wright seemed to come out of nowhere. Why is Khia so fixated on the reality TV star and rapper right now?Essence

Khia even mocked Toya’s pregnancy! Khia also gossiped about Toya Wright’s baby daddy. What does Khia have to gain from all of this? Why is she so interested in the inner workings of Toya Wright’s life? Also, does Khia even really know Toya Wright enough to publicly talk like this?Instagram

Our editorial stance is that Khia needs to have a seat. Khia, Toya Wright’s life, pregnancy, and baby daddy are all exactly none of your business. Why are you so interested in Toya Wright’s life? Don’t you have your own?Bossip

Khia also threw some snark at Toya Wright over her divorce from MempHitz, as well as her continued use of her married last name.BET

Um, Khia, women do not automatically change their last names when they get married or when they get divorced. The last name that Toya Wright chooses to use on her legal documents is precisely zero of your business.Instagram

Toya Wright did not take this sitting down (metaphorically speaking). Toya and Reginae CLAPPED BACK at the Thug Misses, taking on Khia and her rude comments.Vibe

Will this battle continue to rage on? Or will Khia find someone else to target? You can probably find out if you follow her on Instagram.