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Unless you're blessed with perfect looks, a dynamic personality that just beams and a host of other desirable characteristics, you probably would like to find ways of becoming more popular. Not popular in the shallow sense, but in the way that enriches your life. It's what most people are after, and that's a good thing because it usually means becoming a better person first.
Be A Great Listener
Ask anybody what the most coveted quality in a best friend or significant other is, and they will most likely "listening skills". This is because we feel important when someone listens to us attentively. Talking also releases stress and emotions, meaning the person chatting away feels relieved and even enlightened following the conversation. Do this for the people in your life, particularly to new people you meet. You will be instantly likeable and sought after.
Always Be Yourself
No matter how desperately you want to include more people in your personal circle, or how delighted you'd...
A dull burning sensation was building up somewhere deep inside Adriana. She tried to fight the thirst, but she knew that it would be of no use. The thirst will eventually grow to a maddening point. Still, she tried to concentrate on her sleep. But sleep was long gone. Adriana was becoming restless. This maddening thirst always brought memories from the past, some of which reminded her of the carefree days when she was just like another normal girl. But not all memories are good. Along with sweet ones, bitter ones also came along which brutally reminded her every time what a monster she had become.
Even after decades, Adriana remembered everything, every single detail, every single word spoken on that fateful night. There was an upheaval. But she didn’t know what it meant. Many times Adriana had heard her father talking about the Civil War. For her it simply meant that she couldn’t visit her friends after sunset. But nobody knew that there was a greater danger ready to pounce on...
I am not African or even black yet I have been a slave. Sold for $10 and forced to work horrendous hours on back-breaking tasks and being treated worse than the owner’s dogs.
I survived without a father, who was killed on the same day I was born, My mother, realizing she just could not cope with a new born son and still care for her 1 year old daughter, tried to give me away but even that was not easy. We were in the middle of a war, food was short, clothing almost impossible to come by and life constantly threatened with guns and bombs. We managed to live through years of this but then come an opportunity my mother thought would be good for me.
I was a small built boy in his early teens, and I have to admit I was weak and often sick. My mother had been told that I stood a better chance of surviving if I lived in the country, away from the noises, smells and pollution of the city. An organization was seeking workers for the farms. Farmers were seen as the saviors, growing food...
Fibroids develop some where between first menstruation and menopause. Uterine Fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the muscles that line a woman's uterus. The foods a woman eats may reduce symptoms of Fibroids and prevent new growths from forming. For example, foods that tax the liver, which breaks down estrogen should be avoided.
These substances include alcohol, milk products, meat and sugar. Dairy products and meat can be a source of additional hormones from livestock and are fatty, which adds to a woman's estrogen stores. As a woman near the onset of menopause, hormonal changes increases the likelihood of fibroid development.
Lower amounts of progesterone and increased amounts of oestrogen can cause fibroid, which can lead to menstrual problems, anemia, dizziness and fatigue. A few changes in your diet and other healthy natural changes can help prevent the formation of fibroid, shrink and eliminate existing fibroid.
First of all, it would be a good idea to get a complete...
Henna is a natural dye used for colouring hair. It works by depositing colour in your hair over time. It acts as a natural conditioner and it strengthens hair especially for those with weak hair types. It also helps to prevent dandruff and stop itchy scalp. If you are allergic to chemical dyes, then Henna plant is the natural alternative you are looking for.
As a natural conditioner, it makes rough cuticles smooth and gives shine to your hair. Indeed the benefits of henna for hair use are numerous.
Henna leaves can be bought and ground into powder form or you can purchase packaged ones bought from the stores.
When you want to buy your packaged henna and it lists the variety of colours you can get when you use it for your hair, then you should know that it is not pure henna. Henna gives only one colour, which is a reddish orange colour. There is another product called black henna, it is not henna, it is another plant called indigo and when used with henna, it gives hair a dark...
When it comes to having serious relationships, some men are generally not relationship material. This is not because they are heartbreakers; they are just not ready for commitment of any sort due to the kinds of behavior they exhibit. If you value your future happiness, you will do well to steer clear of this type of men as they bring nothing but trouble and heartache to the relationship.
For your peace of mind, you should avoid the following type of men:
1. The player: These types of men are your typical prince charming who are regarded as ladies men. They always seem to know the right things to say to ladies and they make you keep wondering if they are too good to be true. Typical attributes of these kind of men is that they like themselves a lot and they like women as well, they also like to be at the center of attention at all times. They like looking good and they love flirting. If you come across a man with these traits, you have to be cautious in your dealings and find...
Okay, we know we all need to pay the bills. I know that many of us want to get traffic to our web sites. And some of us just want to make enough money to pay for our costs so that this thing we love to do is free.
But, come on, that doesn't mean you should plaster a hundred ads or a dozen banners on every page of your web site. A banner here and there, a small button or a few text links is fine, but I've seen some web sites that have dozens and a few that have hundreds of ads on each page! Now this is just tacky and is virtually guaranteed to get your visitors to hit that handy back button fast.
One of the worst kinds of web sites, in my opinion, are those that are just huge advertisements. Especially those that are advertisements for dozens or even hundreds of other services. People do not surf the web looking for banners, text links and other advertisements to click on. In fact, statistically, most people are surfing because they are looking for (a) information, (b)...
Relationship which is the way two people , groups or countries behave towards each other or deal with each other is characterized by so many things . And for every relationship you get yourself into either replenishes drains or stagnates you in life and it is advisable to leave a relationship that does not develop you . So many have kept un fruitful relationships for many years and they regret it at last. Why would you waste so much precious time on something that is not benefiting you . If they had addressed some vital issues at the early stage of their relationship , they would have rescued themselves from such pains .
One of the tools that bring setback in a relationship is wrong foundation . Many start a relationship without building the right foundation . It is like building a house without doing appropriate foundation and planning . The house will not stand , it will fall one day. People fail to build the appropriate foundation of friendship , love , understanding ,...
A nation well fed is a happy nation. Well, security,good governance and full stomachs are what make the people of a nation love and appreciate its country. Nigeria, is the largest producer of oil in Africa and its oil reserves are ranked second place. This would ofcourse translate to high revenues for the country. Unfortunately,this is not the case due to changes in oil prices in the global market. There are times when the price of oil falls drastically and the nation is unable to meet its financial obligations as and when they fall due. It is due to this reason and many others that Nigeria needs to embrace Agriculture as an alternative to the diminishing crude oil. It is obvious that one day the oil reserves will be depleted.
How Nigeria should embrace Agriculture as an alternative to crude oil.
To start with, it is important to put more arable land into food production. In Nigeria, 40% of good and fertile lands are already occupied in farming. The question is,why is the 60% not...
Different dog breeds fascinated man for millennia. As a matter of fact, it is impossible to acknowledge who came with the idea of dog breeding since it could be traced back during the prehistoric times. There are several reasons why dogs are bred and why you should consider having your dog bred.
Reasons for Dog Breeding
It has been proven that through artificial selection, we could alter the genes of dogs to create a superior breed, prevent abnormalities that appear from certain dog breeds or simply get a pure breed. It has been proven that this process influenced the offspring’s behavior, size, and shape.
Mating the right breeds of dog results to a more superior breed to meet man’s need. This is the reason why there are dog breeds that have their specific purposes like hunting and guarding.
Nowadays, people also do dog breeding to remove the bad gene that results to diseases or other birth abnormalities present in a certain breed of dog.
There are several dog...
Many broken relationships lie at the boulevard of religious differences. It is very difficult to maintain a relationship with someone who is of a different religion from you. It requires a very strong bond between any couple of different religions to overcome the hurdles that religious differences bring.
The ironic and shocking issue here is that even people from the same religion still have differences that affect their relationship. For instance, imagine that there is a couple who come from two different denominations of Christianity (Jehovah's Witness and Catholic church)- now imagine if the catholic man is dying and needs a blood transfusion from his Jehovah's Witness wife? The problem here is that Jehovah Witnesses, according to their faith, do not engage in sharing blood between people. Awkward!
The problem of different religions do not just arise only from the differences that a couple will have between them, there are also the friends, the family and the religious...
A lot of changes goes on in the body during pregnancy because a lot is also going on inside your body and the changes on your skin is the visible sign of what is going on in your body. Hormonal changes and changes to the immune and circulation system all contributed to the changes you see on your skin. Some of the skin conditions are also hereditary as they might run in your family during pregnancy, so the chances you will also develop them are high.
Some of the skin changes include the following:
1. Pregnancy glow: this glow is mostly notices by other people, this is why you find people asking you if you are pregnant before you discover on your own because they can see the pregnancy glow on your body. What causes this glow is the increased volume of blood in the body during pregnancy. It causes the cheek to take on an attractive blush, because many of the blood vessels lie below the skin surface. The oil glands in the body also give the skin a waxy sheen that...
Fear means to be frightened of doing something. It means also to feel that something bad might have happened or might happen in the future. It is the misbegotten of ignorance and uncertainty .
Fear is the surest reason for failure . And anything you do not know and any aspect of knowledge you lack is superior to you and you will always leave in fear of them .
Fear is one of the deadly tool that limits people from achieving their God given destiny . So many talents today have been buried at the alter of fear because they fear that they might not succeed if they continue with their line of action.
When you are certain about something , there is no need to entertain fear because you will always be well prepared to meet or address such issue anytime and anywhere . While mediocrity is a jailer , fear is a prisoner . It can enslave you for many years if you don't take control of yourself.
Fear is just like a court room , if you don't defend yourself very well , you end up in prison....
Thousands, if not millions, of Nigerians travel yearly for pilgrimage to Israel or Saudi Arabia. The Christians go to Jerusalem, while the Muslims go to Mecca to strengthen their faith and spirituality. Furthermore, some Christians go to The Vatican for a holy journey as well.
Now, my problem is not that people go on pilgrimage by their own freewill- my main issue with it is that the Nigerian government pays for or subsidizes the cost of the trip to these holy cities. Think about it- we are using public money to send people on spiritual journeys that would end up fattening the pockets of foreign countries through tourism, while we in Nigeria have very little income from the same tourism.
The average cost (flight plus hotel) of pilgrimage to either Israel or Saudi Arabia is close to a thousand Dollars per person. Now imagine the Nigerian government subsidizing this cost for just 200 people!
There are many better things that could be done with the money used to sponsor these holy...
When you hear people saying they need to deep condition their hair, you might assume if it is the application of regular conditioner to hair after washing with a shampoo. This is not so, applying regular conditioner to hair is different from deep conditioning. With your regular conditioner, all you need to do is shampoo your hair, wring out the water, and then apply your conditioner for three to five minutes before you rinse it off. Deep conditioners need heat to swell the hair shaft so that it can penetrate into it to repair the cracks in the hair; besides, they are thicker than regular conditioner.
You can buy a deep conditioner or use your home made deep-conditioner. It works well when it is allowed to stay on the hair for a while, between 20 - 30 minutes.
Steps to deep condition your hair.
1. Wash your hair with shampoo, preferably a sulphate free shampoo and rinse it off.
2. Apply the deep conditioner to your hair generously by starting 2 inches away from your scalp....
The kidneys are an important part of the body and as such, utmost care must be taken to prevent harm from coming to them. The kidney is responsible for producing hormones, it detoxifies the blood, produces urine, absorbs vitamins and It also maintains a healthy acid-alkaline balance in the body.
Taking good care of your health is synonymous with looking after your kidneys; therefore, you should be able to avoid habits that can damage your kidneys.
Habits that damage the kidney.
The following habits can cause damage to the kidneys:
1. Not drinking enough water: for the kidneys to be properly hydrated to carry out its functions, you need to drink between 10 - 12 glasses of water every day. Failure to drink enough water will lead to concentration of the blood and the flow to the kidney will not be adequate.
2. Not emptying your bladder on time: when your bladder is full, it is important to empty it immediately as failure to do this over a long period of time can lead to...
Have you been told you are ‘pre-diabetic’ by your doctor? Have they advised you to lose weight, exercise more often, and even proposed some new ideas for food? So, are you prepared yet to change your entire lifestyle to halt what might be, or might not be your fate? This is how thousandsof Nigerians feel every day when they meet with their doctor and are given this news. So how do you deal with it?
Food is used as a comfort item, a social item, and in some cases a bribery tactic for parents. We are programmed at a young age that if we are good we get those sugary snacks. No wonder now that we are adults we are staring down the barrel of a gun loaded with pre-disposed diabetes as the bullets. What do we do now?
Break the Cycle: Stop rewarding your children with sweets when they have done a good job, earned a good grade, or drew you even the most adorable picture you have ever seen. Children being exposed to sugary sweets as rewards will be at risk at a greater rate to be...
What is a pedigree dog?
A pedigree dog is the offspring(puppies) of two dogs of the same breed, which is eligible for registration with a recognized club such as AKC, FCI etc.
Does having a pedigree dog means I'm getting a good pup from responsible breeder?
Buying a registered dog guarantee nothing about the dog's health nor the responsibility of the breeder. Most countries now have another group or association called the Assures Breeders Scheme, for which membership is based on breeders meeting a set of criteria that the Kennel club demands to be an indicator of responsible breeding.
How do I buy a puppy from a responsible breeder?
Before buying a puppy, pedigree or otherwise, it’s Very important to do your research first.
*finding out where and how the puppy was bred
*making sure you see a puppy with its mother in the place where it was bred
*ask about previous buyer and if you could contact and ask questions
Nigeria's mobile platform is growing very quickly in recent years. You can save to say that every person now have a mobile device in Nigeria; it could be android phone, or tablet. With this good prospect, many business owners start to consider using mobile platform to promote their business. You probably have thought to use the mobile platform as one of your marketing platform. In this article, you will find out how to maximize the mobile marketing strategies for your business in Nigeria.
1. Mobile friendly
As I stated earlier, with the increase of mobile usage, Nigerians open websites on their phones more often than on PC. So, you are missed a lot of opportunities if you don’t have a mobile friendly website. Your website should not take too much time to load and should not have a big font and a lot of pictures.
The best case to consider the mobile site is if a client doesn’t have time to open the desktop and instantly checks your site on his phone or tablet. If he is...
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