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    Can I Wear This In Nigeria?!?

    By Obaro Alordiah Coming to Nigeria (from the UK)  for almost a year, I had to think what would I wear and also what to buy. I am currently doing an internship, so with that being said that means working 9-5 Monday to Friday. So apart from gaining creditable and valuable experience from the internship, it came to my mind what would I be wearing. I mean I’ve worked before but those jobs all required uniform, so working in an environment where there isn’t any uniform, required me to know what to bring and buy. When I got to Nigeria I was so shocked at some of the items I saw people wearing, here are a few of them: 1) Ripped...Read More>> |

    Amazing Things Bananas Do For Your Body

    You will feel happy Because the B9 in bananas helps serotonin enter your brain fster, like an anti-depressant. You will reduce cholestorol Thanks to the phytosterois in bananas, healthy compounds that have amazing LDL cholesterol lowering effects. You will get stronger Due to the magnesium which helps in protein synthesis that increases lean body mass You will reduce belly bloat It was discoveered that women who ate bananas twice a day reduced their belly loat by 50% You will get banan-albs Thanks to the choline, a weight loss B vitamin that acts directly on belly fat genes You will feel...normal Bananas are rich in resistant starch which...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>> |

    How To Save Facebook Content For Later

    We've all seen a link to a really interesting article on Facebook and not had the time to read it. We've wanted to watch a video someone shared, but suffered from a crappy connection. There is a cool solution: saving content on Facebook so you can take a look it when you've got the time and sufficient bandwidth. As only you can see the content you save, think of it as storage for your guilty pleasures, like cat Vines. Have a look through our simple instructions below to start saving interesting bits and bobs on Facebook. Let us know what other Facebook tricks you'd like to learn — we could tackle it in a future post. Saving You can save...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>> |