Month: July 2016

Reasons to laugh a little more

It’s crazy how something as little as laughter can do so many wonders for a person. They say it’s a medicine for the soul, they say it’s an exercise that inspires and stimulates the heart. Dr William Fry says, 1 minute of laughing equals to 10 minutes on a rowing machine. That’s some exercise. I say laughing is fun and way better than crying. If you need reasons to laugh regularly, here are some.

What to do in the event of a heart attack

I don’t know what could be scarier than a heart attack. You will just be on your own and your heart will start beating irregularly or just stop completely.  Hian! Though a heart attack does not always lead to death, most times it is really fatal. Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women. Women account for nearly half of all heart attack deaths because they are less likely to believe they are having a heart attack and more likely to delay in medical attention. There are heart attacks that are silent and those that show warning signs. The silent heart attacks occur without symptoms and they are only detected or diagnosed afterwards with an electrocardiogram (EKG). Most heart attacks however occur with symptoms. More than two-thirds even start experiencing symptoms days or weeks before the heart attack. Most symptoms are:

Why you need to start eating lean meat

If I described lean meat as meat that watched its diet, I wouldn’t be totally wrong. How do we get meat? We kill an animal and cut out the desired flesh and call it meat. But did you know that meat has grades? Not all meats are the same. The way an animal is bred, the food it was fed, the way it was raised, the anatomical part of the body you cut out, the method it was butchered and cooked and the specie of the animal can determine the fat content of the meat. Even the all famous red meat can be made healthy if kept lean, and you can do this by trimming (cutting off) all the visible fat and eating it in moderation. Lean meat can be found in turkey meat and some wild animals like deer are typically leaner than farm animals because they have less fat (maybe because it’s constantly running for its life, I mean it lives in the jungle, what do you expect? Good exercise).

3 Reasons Why Cougar-ism is on the rise in Port Harcourt

My Port Harcourt babes how una dey? Report reaching me from my HQ is that there is a scarcity of men to marry as the older women are taking over the ones in your age group. Tell me it is not true. Why would a vibrant young man be willing to get into a relationship with a cougar old enough to be his mother or grandmother as the case may be? If this isn’t worrisome then I don’t know what is. The term “cougar” AkA Sugar mummy refers to older women who hunt or prey on seemingly defenceless young men. While most are widows or divorcees, some married women in search of excitement, rejuvenation and youthful nostalgia have no qualms cheating on their husbands with “young blood”.

3 Crazy things that boost Intelligence

When you think about getting smarter, one of the first thoughts that comes to mind is studying, and studying some more. But nobody really wants to do that. We want to get smarter, and boost our intelligence and we want it to be a little easy. Well, I did some research and I found 3 super crazy things you can do to boost your intelligence. And I mean, really crazy! The last one will blow your mind, I promise. (I know it blew mine)

Overcoming Procrastination as a habit

Procrastination AKA the I will do it later syndrome has been doing more harm than good since 1945, yet some still somehow believe procrastinating shows one is being careful. No matter how careful you think you are being, if you continually put stuff off for tomorrow, it is a bad habit and you should be thinking of how to stop it. Before you start dealing with procrastination you have to first realize it’s a problem and the best way to tackle any problem, is to know the possible causes and there are quite a few causes of procrastination.

Women cheat too: 7 reasons why

Women are emotional beings, which is why unlike men, cheating hardly ever “just happened”, it takes a lot of mental preparation and planning. Men are attracted to what they see. A sexy numbskull in a tight dress at the right place and at the right time is the entire recipe they require. In the days of old, women were readily docile and loyal in relationships because most were financially dependent on their partners and didn’t want to mess with the status quo, but those days are long gone. Nowadays, more and more women are becoming assertive and financially independent. I know some guys are rolling their eyes in exasperation asking so what do women really want? Well, I did a little digging and a survey, not to show that ALL women cheat, but to highlight WHY those who do so, do so.

9 Ways to relieve period cramps

So last week, a friend of mine in Port Harcourt nearly broke up with his girlfriend. What was the problem? Menstrual cramps. She had been going through a bit of a rough period at that time of the month (puns intended) and he was not there to properly “comfort her”. As a result, she threatened to break up with his uncaring behind. Long story short, they are back together. Moral of the story, not being there during menstrual cramps is a “break-upable” offence. For some people, menstrual cramps may seem like a small reason to warrant a breakup. I mean, it’s just cramps right? But like it has been said: “It’s like an injury someone is piercing a knife into, which is allowed to heal for a few minutes, then pierced again” Menstrual cramps can be really painful and so it is important to learn how to deal with them effectively. This post lists some of the most effective ways of dealing with menstrual cramps.

9 terrible reasons to start a relationship

It can be frustrating to see everyone around you in a relationship and you’re still single and desperately searching. That period is usually when you make the biggest mistakes. You become desperate and everyone who says ‘sshh’ to you becomes a potential boyfriend/girlfriend and you’re willing to settle for whatever comes your way. Guess what? You deserve much more than that. You should go into a relationship only for the right reasons; because it is the right time and you are financially,emotionally and psychologically ready to do so, and most importantly because you have found someone you love. Going into a relationship for the wrong reasons can be disastrous.

Future mothers-in-law: Things not to say to your daughter-in-law

Someone told me that she wants to marry a man whose mother is dead because she wants to escape the wicked mother-in-law palavar AKA Patience Ozokwor Syndrome.  Rather harsh won’t you say? The poor woman is just expected to drop dead because of this kind of wish? Smh. Funny enough, 7 out of 10 ladies would wish something like that, because they wouldn’t want to be in a situation where they’d have to steadily compete with their mother-in-law. The other 3 out of 10 (like me) would pray for a mother-in-law who would return their love. (I hope my future mother-in-law reads this).