Category : LifeStyle & Weddings

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 hour ago

The love affair part 1: reuniting with my first love.

In 1999, I rediscovered my first love!  She had grown up. I mean I had grown to become aware of her beauty.  She was stunning and full of all possibilities. I could not wait to spend as much time with her as possible; to reacquaint myself with her enchanting beauty. She had the best smiles, and her culinary skills filled me in ways I had long forgotten was possible. She was energetic, with a spectrum of colors and music that moved my soul. It had been years since I experienced the warmth from her sun. It radiated and kept my being energized like a warm embrace on a chilly day.    This was how I felt when I realized that I had a hidden love for my country Nigeria. I knew in that moment that I would return to her shores to live with my wife and beautiful kids I was yet to have. She had me in her grasp as the plan was set. Everything I did from then on was just to get me back to my Nigeria.  I gave away property, put my newly purchased home on the rental market...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 3 hours ago

Want to rent a wedding gown? Here's everything you need to consider first

Choosing a dress for your wedding day is quite a decision to make and renting one isn't off the list.  As you already know that wedding dresses are quite expensive and your budget determines how far you can go with your dress.  Most brides-to-be find themselves in the tussle of getting to decide between buying and renting a wedding dress. If you think about it, the price to pay for a wedding gown sounds even more expensive when you consider you’ll only be wearing it once in your life. So if you're considering renting a wedding gown, here are some things you need to know. 1. Cost Renting wedding dress is more cost-effective than buying one [The Lady's Room] Renting a wedding dress has a lot to do with cost. You get to slash some zeros as opposed to buying or designing one. Thi...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 4 hours ago

The best natural remedies for getting rid of warts

Did You know that you could cure warts with items from your kitchen? From apple cider vinegar to potato juice, there's a long list of these items. Skin warts are one of the most common – and troublesome – skin conditions in childhood. Harmless growths on the skin, warts come from the human papillomavirus (HPV) infections. Warts are contagious. They can go away on their own, but it can take weeks, months, or even years. Your doctor will tell you conventional treatments include chemical peels, surgery, freezing, and laser surgery. These treatments are expensive and they cause skin irritation. Warts are as common as there are many treatments. If home remedies for warts don't work, you can try over-the-counter wart removers. If your warts still don't disappear, you can turn to treatment by a doctor. He will either freeze or cut off the wart. The best natural remedies for getting rid of warts There are several...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 4 hours ago

Here's what to do if your child swallows a foreign object

Your baby swallowed what! Don't panic. The variety of non-food items that children place into their mouths is alarming. Coins, batteries, magnets, needles, pins, tacks, glass, wood, earrings, rings and toy or game pieces are some of the more popular items. What could they be thinking? Children between the ages of 6 months and 4 years have the highest incidence of foreign body ingestion. This can be due to their natural curiosity, and what better way to explore these interesting objects than by placing them in their mouths? Majority of those kids will be fine. The swallowed object will drop into their stomach, wind through their intestine and (ahem) "pass" a few days later without incident. But sometimes it can be more serious, requiring urgent medical attention. What To Do In The Event of Foreign Body Ingestion Here's what to do if your child swallows a foreign object...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 6 hours ago

These Yaw Pare photos of Ghana show a gorgeous country in Africa

When the world heralded Ghana as the next big tourist destination, it wasn’t out of order. Ghana, a country in West Africa has always been known internationally from her rich resources like gold, bauxite and the very popular one cocoa. The country has some great sceneries for tourists who wish to travel the world. From beaches to castles and more, Ghana can rate high among other tourism regions across the globe. Read More: 5 must-have travel products for a healthy trip One of Ghana’s top photographers, Yaw Pare has taken time to capture Ghana’s amazing scenery in photos. Here are photos of Ghana that show a gorgeous country in Africa. Accraaaaaa! Accra by night Villagio Apts and Skybar #beautifulghana #africa #ghana???????? #yawparephotohraphy #randomghanapics #highrisebuilding #highriseliving #highrise #lo...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 23 hours ago

Should you tell your partner everything in a relationship?

Tell it all, or leave out some parts? When Sola met Daniel few months ago, she had been swept off her feet especially by the calmness about him. His words were especially kind and the clincher had been how honest he had seemed about his life and his feelings for her. Watching Daniel speak on their dates, and listening to him during their numerous phone calls had made it natural for her to let down her own defenses. So she held nothing back when she spoke of her past, the demons she had had to fight and the fragility of her peace. Sola told him of the 8-year-long relationship that her ex ended abruptly, the abortions she had, and the son she insisted on having for that same ex, but lost only after one month of his birth. She told of the depression she suffered after she lost the child, and how being dumped by her long-term boyfriend had worsened it.  She also told him of the two suicide attempts and her long dependence on anti-depressants… she let all her struggles out and laid them bare at his feet, trusting that he’d understand. But Daniel didn’t. And Sola watched, devastated, as he’d slo...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 day ago

5 Times Idia Aisien makes our fashionable wedding guest list

Being a wedding guest requires you to slay with the right sense of fashion, style, and trend. To help you in your quest to be the coolest guest, push aside the stereotypical ideas about wedding outfits and get inspired by this post. Knowing what to wear to a wedding isn’t always easy, so we’re here to help wedding guests with our pick of the best wedding guest dresses and outfits for this weekend. The TV personality and social media influencer, Idia Aisen is one of our celebrities who constantly inspire our wedding guest styles with her amazing outfits on the 'gram. We went through her page and carefully selected some outfits you can rock to your next wedding. ALSO READ: Stand out at your next wedding event with these classy styles Below are the outfits, check them and spot your favorite.  In life you will me...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 day ago

Dear husband, beat your wife, here's why

Every dear husband needs to read this and know why it is not okay to beat their wives. In actual fact, we all should see domestic violence as a taboo. Dear husband, you will agree that beating your wife ranks high on your list of husbandly duties. It is after all your job to keep her in line all the time. This is why I feel bad for Mohamed Kamal Mustafa. He is a Muslim preacher who bagged a 15-month prison sentence in Spain in 2004 for writing a book offering tips on wife-beating, the Muslim way. In the book published in 2001, Mr. Mustafa recommends a three-stage approach to keeping the little woman in order. First, give her verbal warnings. Next, if she still refuses to mend her ways, subject her to a period of sexual abstinence. Finally, if even stage two fails to do the trick, administer judicious beatings. "The blows should be concentrated on the hands and feet," Mr. Mustafa advises, "using a rod that is thin and light so that it does not leave scars or bruises on the body."...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 day ago

Ever heard about the massacred souls that haunt Iva Valley in Enugu?

The cries of the 21 miners who were unfairly killed in the mines can still be heard till today. The coal mines in Enugu have been branded haunted for over 60 years because of the cries of the massacred souls that haunt Iva Valley. Nearly 70 years ago, the lives of 21 miners — fathers, husbands, sons, breadwinners — came to an abrupt end when they fell to a hail of bullets at the hands of the colonial police while protesting harsh working conditions. This was one of the many motivations for the Zikist movement (Nnamdi Azikwe) for Independence. How the legend goes In 1917, the Iva Valley mines were built to replace the Udi coal mines which had been closed. Subsequently, the working conditions became deplorable — cases of racism and physical abuse — under the management of British managers. In one case, Mister T. Yates, a British national, on September 2, 1945 slapped a worker, Mr Okwudili Ojiyi, who took courage and brought up an assault case and Mr T. Yates w...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 day ago

I lied to my boyfriend about my age; I regret it badly now

I'm 24 but told him I'm 21 and now he wants us to get married. Dear Bukky, I met a guy from London online we have been dating for three months now but I have been lying to him about my real age. I'm 24 but told him I'm 21 and now he wants us to get married. I don't know if I should tell him the truth because I really want to be free. I feel insecure.___________ Dear reader, The truth will indeed set you free at all times. I believe that is exactly what you should do Whatever the reason you had for the lie, it still doesn’t make it right and three months is still not so long that forgiveness can’t be obtained. I think now is the time to apologise and let the guilt and worry and burden of those lies roll of your shoulders. It is possible that he won’t take this l...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 day ago

Alajo Somolu: Did you know about Nigeria's most famous thrift collector?

Late Pa Alphaeus Taiwo Olunaike, popularly known as Alajo Somolu, was so famous for his ingenuity in thrift collection that many thought he was a Yoruba myth. Nigeria's most famous thrift collector, Alajo Somolu, was a man of folkloric popularity, that his story and reputation made it into Yoruba literary genre and music. "Ori mi pe bi alajo somolu eh." This is a line from Nigerian singer and songwriter, Brymo's song "Alajo Somolu". It is not without precedence. Alajo (thrift collector) Somolu was the name of a thrift business owned and run by Late Pa. Alphaeus Taiwo Olunaike since 1954. Alajo Somolu, as he was popularly called, was popular for his business acumen and tenacity in thrift collection. Because his name was linked to many wise sayings and anecdotes, many believed he was a myth or legend. However, the man behind the legend was alive to witness Nigeria's 50th celebration of independ...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 day ago

5 signs your boyfriend really loves you

This would help you determine if a man truly loves you or not. Love, as amazing as it is, can also a bit scary especially for ladies , and a lot of them keep their guard up until they are sure their boyfriends feels a certain way in order to keep from getting hurt. Pulse.com.gh brings you 5 signs your boyfriend really loves you. 1. He listens to you We can't deny the fact that women are much better listeners than men.  So, when a man not only hears you but actively pays attention and responds – a skill called active listening – you can have confidence that he cares. 2. He plans the 'us' future If he constantly talks and daydreams about you two in the next year or years together every time, he definitely loves you. That would simply imply he can't see himself in the future without you....

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 day ago

5 ways to naturally whiten your teeth at home

From Apple Cider Vinegar to orange and lemon peels, whitening your teeth at home just got a whole lot easier. Check it out! Not all of us are blessed with a perfect smile. Most people struggle with teeth discolouration which is caused by a variety of factors including drinking coffee, smoking and poor dental hygiene. Fear not, if your teeth could do with being a shade of two whiter, we bring you 5 ways to whiten your teeth at home. Having great teeth is important seeing as it's the first thing that people see. That's why a lot pf people turn to whitening strips and whitening paste as part of their dental care. Your teeth are one of the first things people notice; they’re a sign of health as well as confidence. When making a first impression, most worry about having aged, crooked or discoloured teeth, which can send a signal that you don’t really care about yourself or take good care of yourself. Though sometimes, discolouration is beyond your control. There...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 day ago

Banana: 7 unimaginable health benefits of this fruit

Banana is also known to contain protease inhibitors that help eliminate stomach bacteria which can cause stomach ulcers. Banana is one of nature’s sweetest foods- packed with a lot of surprising health benefits. For most people, banana is only known for its great source of potassium. What is unknown is that banana can actually help combat depression, make you smarter, cure hangovers, relieve morning sickness, protect against kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and blindness. In addition, eating bananas could help lower blood pressure and reduce the risks of cancer and asthma as well, Unarguably, these might seem too much to be true; but it is actually what it. Here are some of the unimaginable health benefits of banana 1. Potassium Although a lot of people k...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 1 day ago

With John Legend, being the Sexiest Man Alive is more than the looks and abs...here's why

John Legend has been named the Sexiest Man Alive in 2019 by People's Magazine and we can say he's sexy beyond his looks and packs. On Tuesday, November 12, Blake Shelton, who was named Sexiest Man Alive in 2017, announced John Legend's honor on "The Voice." In many other ways, Legend is an obvious choice for the title and today's post will show you that. He has an EGOT, a role on a popular television show, 'The Voice', and has appeared on the covers of Time, GQ, and Ebony, among many others. But the 40-year-old singer brings something new to the historical landscape of Sexiest Men. John Legend is named the sexiest man alive in 2019 [Instagram/ John Legend] Several folks on Twitter have disagreed with the choice of John Legend as the Sexiest Man Alive in 2019 for some reason. We have carefully put together 5 obvious reasons why he deserves to be awarded that title....

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