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Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 hour ago

What should be the first drink you should have in the morning?

Whether it's drinking tea, coffee, water or juice, each has its health benefits. When you wake up in the morning, what should be the first drink you should have in the morning? Tea, coffee, water and fresh fruit juice are just some of the most popular drinks people take to start their day. Many would argue that each is better than the other, but maybe you should decide for yourself. Tea Drinking tea in the morning is one the most common practices all over the world. Though tea varies across regions, "real tea" is derived from Camellia sinensis, a plant that gives only four varieties — green, black, white, and oolong. If you're drinking any of this, then prepare to be loaded with tons of health benefits. Tea is said to contain antioxidants which help in boosting exercise endurance, fight against cancers and help to fight free radicals. Tea is, obviously, very hydrating, despite the caffeine. If you are also looking for somet to help you burn calories, then gr...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 hour ago

Awori People: A brief history and belief of the original indigenes of Lagos

King Oduduwa had given Olofin a mud plate, instructing him to place it on the water and follow it until it sank into the river. The Aworis are the original indigenes of Lagos. Origin of Awori people Legend has it that Prince Olofin and his followers left the palace of King Oduduwa in Ile-Ife and migrated southward along a river. Olofin is one of Oduduwa's son It is said that several days after leaving Ile-Ife, the plate suddenly stopped near Olokemeji near present-day Abeokuta. And after seventeen days, it began moving again. It would later stop for another seventeen days at Oke-Ata. At the end of seventeen days, the mud plate began moving again, only to stop again on the southern outskirts of present-day Abeokuta, where it stayed for another seventeen days....

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 hour ago

Ever wondered why your periods are so heavy? Here's why!

Heavy menstrual bleeding (called menorrhagia by health care professionals) is defined as soaking a pad and/or tampon every hour or less during each menstrual cycle. For many women, heavy menstrual bleeding is a huge obstacle in their day to day lives. Imagine having to reschedule activities or go home from work because you have soaked through your sanitary towel? Many women know the horrible feeling. Heavy bleeding can be more than a mere inconvenience but it can also lead to iron-deficient anemia which is the most common health-related threat of menorrhagia. While most cases of anemia are easily treated with oral iron supplements, sometimes the bleeding is so severe a woman's entire volume of blood drops, leading to shortness of breath, severe fatigue and heart palpitations that requires a lengthy hospital stay. If this sounds all too familiar to you, we are here to shine a light on the scourge of heavy periods and perhaps help you find some light relief....

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 hour ago

3 ways to ensure your relationship does not get boring

Things you can do to create a conducive environment for love to keep growing. No one really wants attention that does not last, or interest that is not sustained, especially from someone they fancy. Whether before or after a relationship begins, it expected that you would not want your crush/partner’s interest in you to reduce or worse, disappear after a while. While you may not have complete control over what he or she will ultimately do, there are some things you can do on your part to create a conducive environment for love to grow and for affection and attraction to remain, and even grow over time. Below we list some of those things: 1. Be consistent What were you doing that attracted them to you? Don’t stop doing those things! That’s pretty much the long and short of consistence in romantic relationships....

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2 hours ago

Here are 7 relatable reasons why people remain in bad marriages

Explaining the logical, relatable reasons why bad marriages continue to 'thrive'. Every marriage has its own problems - from the little infrequent issues, to the huge recurring ones that give partners serious headaches. For people in joyless and seemingly-irredeemable marriages, the obvious option would be to seek a way out and look for happiness elsewhere, but as experience has taught, many people in such situations often choose to stay right in the marriage. Here are six common reasons why they do this: 1. The hope of change Many people remain with husbands and wives who do not treat them right in the hope that they'd change at some point and this is actually a great reason. But the question is; do bad habits die easy? Some stay in marriages for the kids. Many times, this is the case. [Cre...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 3 hours ago

Have you tried the powder before foundation technique?

The powder before foundation method is one to try especially on oily skin and top blogger Dimma Umeh breaks it down. The powder before foundation method is one to try especially on oily skin. If you've never tried it especially if you have an oily skin or get shiny T-zone almost immediately your makeup goes on then you should try using a powder before applying foundation, this technique simply mattifies the face keeping makeup product on for (way) longer than usual. With oily skin, makeup go off easily while a few ladies prefer primer (usually the first thing to go on the skin before makeup application) not all primer gives that result and let's face it using a super expensive primer all day everyday under a makeup look is wasteful when there is a way to achieve a long lasting result without breaking the bank! Setting the face and foundation with translucent powder (white/baby powder also work as great substitute) helps makeup stay on for longer and all you...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 15 hours ago

Expert decries use of tissue paper during menstruation

Dr Bamidele Iwalokun, a medical researcher, on Thursday condemned the use of tissue papers as sanitary pads by women, saying it could lead to severe health complications. Iwalokun, who is the Head, Immunology and Vaccinology Research Department, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He said that some tissue papers were products of waste paper, and such tissue papers were not hygienic for draining blood during menstruation. The habit of using tissue paper in form of sanitary pads is a poor hygiene practice on the part of any woman. Because no health policy has supported the use of tissue paper as sanitary pad, so its a bad behavior and should not be adopted health wise. It doesnt have any credibility of use. This should be a way of informing women that it carries a serious public health risk....

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 15 hours ago

Hair Loss: Here are 5 natural ways to treat this condition

Like the onion, garlic also has a high sulphur content. This is the reason why it is used in traditional hair regrowth medicines. Just like every other health conditions, hair loss doesn't happen overnight. It takes time, coupled with prevalent symptoms. This is why it is believed that it's possible to minimize or prevent the chances of going bald. Because taking note of its early signs, and doing the needful, can make the condition better. That being said, the symptoms of hair loss include hair fall outs on your pillows when you wake up, an excessive breakage of hair when you comb or brush your hair. And a definite change in hairline and thinning of the hair. Be that as it may, it is important to note that these changes could mean different things; as it could be a sign of a serious medical condition....

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 19 hours ago

Why regular reassurance is important in relationships

Partners need to occasionally affirm to each other that if they could go back to do it again, they’d pick each other. Everyone needs reassurance. We need that validation, and we want to know we matter. This is crucial to keeping any relationship afloat. Think about it in this way: when you are having a conversation with a friend and you’ve been on about it for a while you tend to ask; “are you with me?” or something in that line, to which your friend will reply in the affirmative if he/she hasn’t snoozed off somewhere in the middle of your rambling. That call to see if your friend is still listening to you is a call for assurance, a yearning to know you are not just yapping away without being listened to; and it’s pretty much like what you get in relationships and marriages. Everyone needs the assurance that their partner still finds them appealing. [Credi...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 day ago

Here are 5 ways to deal with sexual frustration in your relationship

Below we list five ways to dispel all your sexual frustration so that the satisfaction in your relationship does not fade away. In every relationship that will be healthy, sex between both partners has to be at a level and with a regularity that is satisfactory to the couple. Failure to have this is what leads to sexual frustration. When one or both partners are not getting sexual contact as often as they want, or in the manner they want it, their relationship comes under stress, and its continuous existence under a real threat. Sexual frustration is such a big deal because that lack of harmony and satisfaction has a way of diffusing into other parts of the relationship or marriage, up to the point where everything could become irredeemable. Below we list five ways to deal with sexual frustration so that the harmony and satisfaction in your relationship does not get low to this point of no r...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 day ago

Do cheating partners ever change?

Is there any chance that a partner who once cheated will ever change? Anyone who has ever been cheated on will have no problem telling you that a partner who has cheated once will do it again. The fear is understandable for such people who have been burnt once. And it's even worse if they forgave the partner, only for him or her to go out there and do it again, over and over till every last tiny bit of trust is scraped off their partner's souls. But that seems to be only part of the story. Cheaters do indeed change. "I know someone who was once a bad cheat," says Freddie [not his real name], a bachelor in Lagos. undefined "At the height of his philandering, he once locked out his visiting girlfriend till he fi...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2 days ago

The cost of morality: How Nigeria’s own anti-abortion stance is killing women at an alarming rate

The passing of Alabama’s anti-abortion bill has caused shock-waves around the world but if we look a little closer to home, we would see that we are dealing with our very own violation of human and women’s rights which has already cost many lives. The issue surrounding abortion rights in Nigeria is a highly sensitive one. Wrapped in layers of anti-women sentiment, religious ideals and buttressed by lack of adequate healthcare. Abortion in Nigeria is governed by two laws that differ depending on geographical location. The North of Nigeria is governed by The Penal Code and the South is governed by The Criminal Code. The only legal way to have an abortion in Nigeria is if the child is in some way putting the mother’s life in danger and even then, safe options are scarce and expensive. The Alabama anti-abortion law was particularly shocking because it was passed in a country that is incredibly l...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2 days ago

5 signs you are dating a sex addict

If you suspect you are dating someone with a sex addiction, then checkout these tale signs. In most circumstances, the secrecy and withdrawn behavior that is necessary for someone with sex addiction to hide his activities can be a clue that something is amiss. Pulse.com.gh brings you 5 signs your partner is a sex addict. 1. Sex is his/her most important need He or she usually brags that they can have sex several times a day, but they are selfish lovers looking for their gratification. Be wary when a potential partner is unwilling to delay sexual gratification in favor of getting acquainted with you. 2.Unsafe sex If a dude wants to slip it in without slipping it on, that’s a bad sign. He might not love you enough yet, but he should love himself enough. If he won’t, you can bet it’s not a first, and this could be just the tip of...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2 days ago

5 reasons why tomatoes is good for your skin

There are many benefits of tomato for face and hair care. Kitchen ingredient, tomatoes used for different cuisines across the world is a treasure trove of amazing beauty benefits waiting to be tapped. Tomatoes are very good for skin as well as hair health. You can use its juice or pulp for flawless skin and long lustrous hair without any side effects as compared to other products on the market. READ ALSO: How to fade away acne scars with green tea Treat open pores Add four drops of tomato juice to 1 tablespoon of water and apply it on your face with the help of a cotton ball. Gently massage your skin with this mixture and leave it on for 15 minutes. Regular application of this will shrink the pore size. Glowing skin...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 3 days ago

Kanuri: Bornu's most dominant culture

The Kanuri ethnic nationality is a renowned ethnic nationality. A people with regal consciousness Although legend claims that Bornu most dominant culture- Kanuri can be traced to Yemen, but little is actually known of the earliest phases of the Kanuri culture. What is the Origin of the Kanuri People? Modern-day Kanuri are the descendants of the Saifawa Dynasty of the Kanem Empire. As a result of civil war, rebellion and outright invasion by the Bulala, the Kanuri people people were forced out of Kanem in the fourteenth century and after nearly ten decades of bitter conflict, the Kanuri established a new empire southwest of Lake Chad. Currently, the majority of the Kanuri live in the Borno province of North Eastern Nigeria, where they are the dominant group. This empire was and is known as Bornu. They are also located in the co...

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