• 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>> |

    Here Are 80 Deeply Personal Things That Facebook Knows About You Right Now

    Nobody knows how to get you to willingly share your personal information quite like Facebook, and in light of their revamped privacy policies, here’s a by-no-means comprehensive list of what the biggest social network in the world knows about you (if you let it). 1. Your full name. 2. Your birthday. 3.Your religious views. 4. Your political views. 5. Languages you speak. 6. Your screen name (lol). 7. Your cell phone number. 8. Your favorite quotations. 9. Access to all the contacts inside your personal email account. 10. Your picture, personal photo albums. 11. Your high school. 12. What year you graduated high school. 13. If...Read More>> |

    How To Charge Your iPhone Or Android Battery As Quickly As Possible

    There’s a reason that battery life has become the biggest determining factor for consumers looking to purchase a new smartphone: battery technology continues to progress far slower than other mobile tech. Companies developing new, more efficient batteries simply cannot keep up with the higher-resolution displays and other power-hungry technologies smartphone makers are stuffing into iPhones, Android phones and other handsets. As a result, vendors have been forced to create extreme power-saving modes that cut off most of a device’s functionality in order to extend battery life when the charge gets dangerously low. It will likely be quite...Read More>> |

    Questions You Should Answer To Be A Pageant Girl

    So you want to be a pageant queen? Let's see if you can answer a few questions... * Can you be the best version of yourself no matter how tired you are? * Do you think you have a talent to showcase to the world during international competitions? * How in touch are you with your inner sportswoman? * Can you do you own make up when there is no available to help you in international pageants? * Do you expect everything to be done for you? * Do you think a young child can look at your lifestyle when you have won and emulate it? Can you be a good role model? * Can you stand up straight at all times and smile.Present yourself with class and...Read More>> |

    Body Confidence Tips

    Recent studies have shown that women are desperate to stop feeling so self conscious, and to stop worrying about their bodies. It seems to be a female problem... from how we look to how we feel and smell, we are always worrying about something! Well it’s time to take the bull by the horns, and get some body confidence. Here are some tips to help you!   Spend More Time In The Mirror  If you’re like most women who aren’t comfortable with their bodies, you try and avoid yourself in the mirror- especially while nude. Here’s the harsh reality: the mental effects of seeing yourself in the nude more often can actually change your perception of...Read More>> |

    How Would You Feel If It Was You?

    They had aspirations. They had goals. In the small farming town of Chibok, hundreds of girls were doing the hard work of pursuing dreams that were not easy given their circumstances. Schools around them were shutting down because of the violence of a radical and violent Muslim insurgence group bent on shutting down secular education at any cost. Recently, they massacred fifty-nine schoolboys in a nearby town. Attending school in this part of the country was a dangerous act. But the school in Chibok, and the girls, persevered. On the night of April 14th, many girls were sleeping in their dorms when a group of men, disguised in military gear,...Read More>> |