Category : Living

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 2019-08-17 12:19:00

Here are 5 easy ways to detoxify your body

However, when these systems are compromised, and impurities aren't adequately dealt with, the body system will be affected. Basically, detoxification means cleaning the blood. And this is done by removing impurities from the blood, in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also expels toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system, and skin. A detox program can help the body's natural cleansing process by: Here are five ways in which you can detoxify your body system 1. Eat fresh food The most important cause of toxin accumulation is consumption of highly fried, processed, refined & packaged foods. Excessive oil, salt, and sugar act as toxins and lea...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-08-17 10:34:00

5 unhealthy compromises you shouldn't make for a relationship

Check out these 5 things you should not compromise on just to keep a relationship going, or to make a partner happy. It is perfectly OK to sometimes reconsider some old, selfish ways and show a willingness to meet your partner halfway. It's a cool way to show that you are ready to pitch in with effort on your part, in order for the relationship to work, for things to sync perfectly. But there's a limit to how far you can possibly take this. There are somethings you cannot overlook in a relationship, some grounds you should not shift, and some compromises you really don't have to make. If you have ever wondered what the line to never cross is, we help with some tips below: 1. Boundaries There are boundaries that need to be set in every relationship. What you'll take and what you won't. Some boundaries are not encroachable, personal, positive values you hold tightly and should not let go of. Yo...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-08-17 10:30:00

Here are best ways to win over your difficult mother-in-law and other female family members

According to researchers at Utah State University, nearly 60 percent of all marriages suffer from tension with mothers-in-law, normally between the daughter-in-law and her husband's mother. The stat above may have been provided from a different social terrain, but its import is just as relevant around here, maybe even more. Mothers-in-law in this part of the world have over time become famed for being meddlesome, disruptive, overbearing and trying to exert too much influence on the marriages of their sons. It goes without saying that while the above stat certainly has its merits, there are mothers-in-law who are nothing like the profile painted above. Regardless, there have been far too many stories and so many wives have experienced tension with their spouse’s mums [and sometimes, husband's female siblings] for this to be an issue to scoff at. You can win...

Living / Health - 2019-08-17 07:20:53

Meningitis: 26.7m kids at risk in Nigeria—Agency

About 26.7million Nigerian children between one and seven years of age are  currently facing the  risk of contracting meningitis, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) warned on Friday. The Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said in a message in Calabar during the introduction of “Men A” vaccine into routine immunization in Cross River that 25 states  and the FCT are  within the meningitis belt. He described the use of vaccines as the only way to prevent meningitis for now. “The introduction of Men A vaccine into the EPI schedule will provide protection against Neisseria Meningitis Serotype A,” Shuaib said. In his speech, Prof. Ivara Esu, Deputy Governor of Cross River, said the state had trained hundreds of health workers to ensure the success of the exercise. Read Also: Meningitis currently in 15 states, says NCDC Esu said that since Cross River was among the 25 states that fell within the belt, the government would do everything possible to ensure that every eligible child was immunised. “Immunisation remains the protection against meningitis. Meningitis is a devastating disease that affects children. “We will ensure that every eligible child in the state is immunised,” he said. The deputy governor urged all women to take their children withi...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-08-16 15:00:14

Infertility, stigmatization and the need for more humanity towards childless women

Before throwing the word 'barren' and 'infertile' around, you should read this. Kids impact relationships one way or another - either due to having some, or for an inability to birth them when you really desire nothing more. In reality, the latter is a more pressing issue than the former; and as several marital stories and experiences have shown, the struggle that comes with having no kids could be immeasurable especially in societies like ours where having kids is believed to be the hugest reason for marriage. The veracity of this particular mindset has already been tested and dismantled in this piece here. In a society where such thoughts are common and a mighty importance is attached to bearing kids of your own, the implications of having none have always been crazy – especially for women on whom the onus of bringing forth children rests, and at whose feet the blame is laid 99 times out of 100. Ours is a largely uneducated society where traditional belief...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-08-16 11:37:00

Here are 7 important rules of friends-with-benefits relationships

First things first: you are not allowed to catch feelings. Friendship-with-benefits [FWB] is a kind of sex-heavy relationship which excludes emotional attachment and commitment. While the concept is in essence against the tenets of traditional relationships, It is still an obvious reality in today's society and much of that has been discussed here. Being different from relationships as we know it, the rules that guide the operation of this special union are also very different from the relationship rules you might be familiar with. So, here are seven important rules to guide you through it if you ever find yourself in one: 1. Love's not welcome here The possibility that one or both of you will start catching feelings is pretty high. Allowing these feelings to b...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-08-16 11:21:51

Here are the 5 common breast myths you need to know now

Despite the fact that more than half of the population has them, the average person doesn't really know much about breasts. In fact, some of these things that you hear from friends, your mom, aunts, sisters, and the other people who identify as women in your life may just be myths.  You might have heard a few and believed them too. They could have come from your friends, family or even the internet but we are here to bust them for you, once and for all. Here are 5 myths about boobs you need to stop believing, now! 1. Boobs Grow When You Start Having Sex This is the most common myth among people that the boobs grow when you start having sex. Sex is not the way to get bigger breasts. There are no scientific studies supporting this myth. 2. Your bra size remains constant for your whole life...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-08-16 11:16:00

Here's why there is a possibility that Igbo tribe is from Israel

However, apart from the story of how they came into being, the Igbos also shares some similar practices with the biblical Jews. To believe that the Igbos is one of the lost tribes of Israel might sound ridiculous to a lot of people. But upon factual analysis, one is forced to rethink the possibility of this claim. Known to be third largest of the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria, the typical Igbo communities are found in the southeastern part of Nigeria. And according to oral tradition and many writers of Igbo history, Eri is to the Igbos, what Oduduwa is to the Yoruba. But unlike Oduduwa whose father is unknown, Eri was the fifth son of Gad, the seventh son of Jacob (Genesis 46:15-18 and Numbers 26:16:18). He was said to have migrated from Egypt with a group of companions just before the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt thousands of years ago....

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-08-16 11:12:00

Oguta Lake: In a corner of Imo, two angry rivers flow without ever coming together

One half of the lake is a brownish colour; the other half flows clearly and almost appears green. They have never come together. Across the world, from Stonehenge to the Great Sphinx of Giza, there are remarkable creations and naturally occurring phenomena that can only be described by the term we use to refer to them; wonders. They are those structures that both impress and confound us, enough to command a kind of respect that almost feels like reverence and put them in a class of their own; a class that preserves them into classical antiquity. In many ways, these wonders, especially those made by nature’s hand, are mysteries, more than anything else. Like the Northern Lights or Tanzania’s 260 square km wide Ngorongoro crater, they are unexplained phenomena that arouse our curiosity, a desire to know more and questions that we try ever so hard to answer with science or religion. One of such...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-08-16 11:10:57

Here's how to re-balance your vagina’s pH levels and keep it healthy

pH is a measurement of how acidic or alkaline (basic) a substance is. The scale runs from 0 to 14. A pH of less than 7 is considered acidic, and a pH of more than 7 is basic. The pH level of your vagina, whether it’s acidic or basic, plays an important part in determining whether it’s healthy. What is normal? A normal vaginal pH level is between 3.8 and 4.5, which is moderately acidic. However, what constitutes a “normal” pH level can vary slightly based on your stage of life. For example, during your reproductive years (ages 15 to 49), your vaginal pH should be below or equal to 4.5. But before menstruation and after menopause, a healthy pH tends to be higher than 4.5. So why does vaginal pH matter? An acidic vaginal environment is protective. It creates a barrier that prevents unhealthy bacteria and yeast from multiplying too quickly and causing infection....

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-08-16 11:00:00

How to recognise a guy in his hoe phase

The five prime behaviours you see in a guy who is still in the hoe phase. The hoe phase is that stage in many young people’s lives where they consciously or unconsciously lean towards emotional/sexual experiments, as opposed to waiting out for something that would be concrete, final. Urban Dictionary says this is a phase in your life that occurs when you are fine with exploring promiscuous activities and connecting with random people. Not everyone will go through this phase. There are still many young people whose paths to happiness, satisfaction and wholeness in love and relationships does not cut through the hoe phase. So, of course, there’ll be a conflict of interests if you meet a guy who is still firmly in his hoe phase when your desire is a level of commitment that this type of men in can’t possibly give. How then do you recognize a guy like this?...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-08-16 10:41:34

Live Theatre Lagos presents stage play titled #WhatMenWant

The satirical comedy speaks extensively about life, love, faith, marriage and everything in between. Live Theatre Lagos presents #WhatMenWant powered by LIRS,DSTV, CMRG Research and Max.NG What Men Want is a satirical comedy about life, love, faith, marriage and everything in between featuring Diana Agbede and MaryAnn Ivy Amakor. What Men Want This play comes up on August 24 at the Creative Arts Theatre Hall, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba Lagos by 12pm, 3pm and 6pm, and at the RadissonBlu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island on August 25 by 3pm and 6pm. #What Men Want is directed by Ajibola Fasola, stage managed by LakeShow and produced by Adenugba Oluwanishola for Live Theatre Lagos with Make-up design by Kemisola Isijola and Costume design by Tobiloba Apelegan and Props and Set design by Ralph Ajayi....

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 2019-08-16 10:39:00

Showing skin doesn’t make you a ‘hoe’, it’s about a fit you - IG user fumes

Half nude, semi-nudes, all nude – in fact, IG has every ‘nude’ you can think of. Apparently all that skin showcase is to broadcast the effort of their fitness journey.  An IG user took to the social media platform to blast all those asking her to cover up her body. According to her, why should she cover up when she has a ‘lit’ body?  She said people should stop saying she’s a prostitute before she likes to take off her clothes on Instagram. Conferring to her, the real prostitutes are rather at church.  She said if their bodies looked like hers, they would be taking their clothes off on the gram too. She said, “Do you see this? Yes, I show my body. It’s lit. My titties are lit. My body is on fleek. I work out every single day. Yes B, I look good!” READ ALSO: This 5 minute bodyweight workout will challenge your entire body People don dey craze one by one ????????????...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2019-08-16 10:32:00

6 common sexually transmitted diseases in Nigeria

Syphilis is another serious transmitted disease that has the tendency of becoming deadly if not treated beforehand. As far back 1963, WHO found Lagos to be the highest carrier of gonorrhea in the world. Decades after, it has been made known through available data that the rate at which sexually transmitted disease spreads in Nigeria is alarming. Although one would like to think that this should be a thing of concern to only city dwellers, it suffices to say that there is a rapid movement of these diseases to rural areas as well. As a matter of fact, it can be argued that owing to lack of proper orientation with regards to STDs, the situation in rural areas is as worse as it is in urban areas. However, if we're serious as a people in any way whatsoever, this issue should have been taken seriously enough to attract government attention to initiate necessary control measures to prevent those con...

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