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    How Do You Know If A Man Is Really In Love?

    I’m going to compare a guy that I dated, who I (thought) I was madly in love with and who seemed madly in love with me, to the man that I married, who undoubtedly loves me. The boyfriend whispered sweet nothings to me, wrote me several love songs, he made my heart swoon and my knees weak. He fed my mind with useless blubber, that he knew would make me melt. He was a romantic, and he did very well at it. Ultimately, he ended our newly blossoming relationship for someone else, claiming she needed him more. I had never been more heartbroken in my life, and almost married someone else (not my husband), just because I thought I couldn’t do better...Read More>> |

    Do NOT Get Married Unless You've Learned These 4 Critical Skills

    Before someone gets a driver's license, they take a drivers ed course, practice with the help of an experienced driver, and closely study the rulebook. These are all valuable things to do, because driving without the necessary skills would make someone a menace on the roads, and a danger to themself and others. The same thought process applies to marriage, as well. Before getting a marriage license, people must learn how to do the high-skills activity that partnership requires. Otherwise, couples are at risk for intense fighting, and launching a marriage that's at risk from the outset.  Multiple research projects have clearly established...Read More>> |

    How To Pose For Photos

    A successful portrait shoot depends a lot on whether or not the subject is relaxed and up to the challenge of being the center of attention. As the photographer, it’s up to you to give direction and coach your clients to help both of you make better photographs. Unfortunately, many photographers have difficulty conveying instruction because they themselves are uncomfortable in front of the camera or, perhaps, they just need to brush up on their communication skills. Either way, the following video could prove to be helpful since it is chock full of great tips to give your client: You could really get a head start and email them the...Read More>> |

    Chimamanda Adichie Talks Poor State Of ‘Light’ In Nigeria

    Article written by award-winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, first published on the New York Times.   We call it light; “electricity” is too sterile a word, and “power” too stiff, for this Nigerian phenomenon that can buoy spirits and smother dreams. Whenever I have been away from home for a while, my first question upon returning is always: “How has light been?” The response, from my gateman, comes in mournful degrees of a head shake. Bad. Very bad. The quality is as poor as the supply: Light bulbs dim like tired, resentful candles. Robust fans slow to a sluggish limp. Air-conditioners bleat and groan and make sounds they were not...Read More>> |

    Here Are 7 Things To Make You Feel Good

    Take heart in this baker’s half-dozen of indulgences that can make you feel better and live longer.  If you feel as though everyone’s on your case about working out, avoiding fat-laden foods and not being a couch potato, don’t despair. Luxuriate in these cheap and easy luxuries. No thousand-dollar-a-minute health spas here – these are things you can do anywhere.   Stretch. As children, we start off being able to do the splits, climb trees and crawl through small spaces all day long, with no ill-effects. Once we reach adulthood, we spend our days sitting down and our agility takes a dive. Then mowing the lawn leaves us feeling stiff and...Read More>> |

    Alcohol Use: If You Drink, Keep It Moderate

    Alcohol use can be a slippery slope. Moderate drinking can offer some health benefits. But heavy drinking can have serious consequences.     It sounds like a mixed message: Drinking alcohol may offer some health benefits, especially for your heart. On the other hand, alcohol may increase your risk of health problems and damage your heart. So which is it? When it comes to drinking alcohol, the key is doing so only in moderation. Certainly, you don't have to drink any alcohol, and if you currently don't drink, don't start drinking for the possible health benefits. In some cases, it's safest to avoid alcohol entirely — the possible benefits...Read More>> |

    How to Protect Yourself from Getting Hacked

      Every six seconds, a personal computer is hacked. Often, Africans do not think about computer security in the same manner they think about personal protection, including buying Pepper Spray, a gun or a burglar alarm.  In fact, 80% of computer hacking boil down to research. Statistics showthat for seven out of 10 people who get hacked, it’s because they indirectly gave the hacker their password. With computer hacking incidents on the rise, it’s important to educate yourself so that you don’t fall victim. Below are 10 ways to protect yourself from a cyber security attack: 1. Keep your personal information private. On social media...Read More>> |

    Myths and Facts About Depression

    Myth: Hard Work Beats Depression Depression affects nearly one in six people at some point in their lives, so folk remedies and half-truths about this common illness abound. One such idea: throw yourself into work and you'll feel better. For a mild case of the blues, this may indeed help, but depression is a different animal. Overworking can actually be a sign of clinical depression, especially in men. Myth: It's Not a Real Illness Depression is a serious medical condition -- and the top cause of disability in American adults. But it's still confused with ordinary sadness. Biological evidence of the illness can be seen in brain scans,...Read More>> |

    3 Texts You Shouldn't Send

    In this electronic age, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll be connecting with your partner through texting. Reaching out in this way can be extremely helpful on practical matters, such as clarifying where and when you’ll be meeting for dinner. And, it can add another element to your romantic connection – a quick “I Love You” text feels good to send and can brighten your partner’s day. But used in the wrong way, texting can create problems and aggravate conflicts.   Here are three types of texts you should generally refrain from sending: 1. Your side of the argument: It can be tempting – really tempting – to text your side of the story...Read More>> |

    The Ebola 'Cure' That Offers False Hope - Bitter Kola

    A message declaring that a plant can "cure" Ebola is being widely shared via mobile phone in West Africa - but the claim is not true, and may be offering false hope to those living amidst the outbreak. "Bitter-Kola has been internationally verified to cure Ebola", reads the note, which is being circulated on messaging apps and other social media. "Pls do not forget to share cheers!!!" it concludes. Notes like this are being widely shared on messaging apps about Ebola and Kola Bitter-Kola is another name for Garcinia kola - a plant that grows in parts of West Africa and has been used for...Read More>> |