25
Feb2017

The subtle traits that prove your partner will cheat

The subtle traits that prove your partner will cheat

Relationship expert Olga Levancuka believes adulterers posses certain traits Once you know how to spot them, you can save yourself time and heartbreak Includes being greedy, flirty and insecurities Anyone who has been cheated on knows only too well how heartwrenching it can be but many people are blind to the signs. Relationship experts do, however, believe adulterers posses some very subtle personality traits - and once you know how...

25
Feb2017

7 skills you can learn with nothing but your smartphone - David Nield

7 skills you can learn with nothing but your smartphone - David Nield

Educate yourself, on the go You've probably got dozens of apps set up on your phone but how many are educational? You might not like the sound of learning something on your mobile, but it really depends what you're learning - there are plenty of exciting skills you can hone on your phone. From cooking to coding, drawing to piano playing, if you get your phone (or tablet) set up...

25
Feb2017

How an American Consultancy helped oust Gambia’s dictator -Krista Mahr

How an American Consultancy helped oust Gambia’s dictator -Krista Mahr

Jeffrey Smith knew he wouldn’t get much sleep on December 1. The American human rights advocate sat up all night in front of his computer in Washington, D.C., with his dog Theo, watching as votes in the Gambian election trickled in. More than 4,000 miles away, in the West African country, volunteers in the capital city, Banjul, were emailing him results. The contest promised to be pivotal: Yahya Jammeh, Gambia’s...

25
Feb2017

Buhari's long absence empowers energetic deputy - Associated Press

Buhari's long absence empowers energetic deputy - Associated Press

Nigerian president's month-long medical leave overseas has empowered his deputy to attack the country's problems with an energy that has surprised observers and led some to suggest he should stay in charge for good. When he left for London on Jan. 19, President Muhammadu Buhari handed power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, a 59-year-old lawyer and pastor. He has embarked on a whirl of domestic travel and meetings, taking on...

24
Feb2017

Brazil's sexy Carnival puts Pentecostal mayor in tight spot

Brazil's sexy Carnival puts Pentecostal mayor in tight spot

While campaigning last year to become Rio de Janeiro's mayor, Marcelo Crivella, a retired Pentecostal bishop, insisted his faith would not get in the way of governing the nation's most famous city. The former gospel singer and missionary, a high-profile member of one of Brazil's most powerful evangelical churches, captured 59 percent of the vote and took office Jan. 1. But less than two months into his four-year term, Crivella's...

24
Feb2017

Expert reveals the safest way to cook rice

Expert reveals the safest way to cook rice

A leading rice contamination expert tested 3 popular methods of cooking rice Arsenic manages to get into rice as a result of toxins that were used in the past But an experiment found boiling it in excess water helps flush out the chemical Soaking rice in water overnight slashes levels of arsenic by 80%, the study found You may not think there's anything wrong with how you cook rice -...

23
Feb2017

Antibiotics taken during pregnancy weaken a baby’s immune system

Antibiotics taken during pregnancy weaken a baby’s immune system

Medicine flushes out expectant mother's good bacteria - as well as the bad This interferes with the baby's immune system and raises the risk of disease Tests on mice showed gut bacteria disruption can trigger adult pneumonia Pregnant women who take antibiotics could be putting their unborn children at risk, scientists have warned. Drugs used to beat infections can interfere with a baby’s immune system long-term, experts found. Friendly gut...

22
Feb2017

Women reveal the horrors they endured as ISIS sex slaves

Women reveal the horrors they endured as ISIS sex slaves

Abuses against Yazidi women are well documented under the brutal rein of ISIS But Human Rights Watch says Sunni women are also being raped and tortured Shocking reports come despite ISIS claiming to follow pure brand of Sunni Islam One Sunni woman said she was blindfolded, beaten with cables and then raped Women have revealed the horrors they endured at the hands of ISIS sex slaves - despite being Sunni...

21
Feb2017

WhatsApp changes everything with its new 'Status' feature

WhatsApp changes everything with its new 'Status' feature

WhatsApp is making a radical update to its app, turning it for the first time into a platform for passively consuming content, similar to the way people scroll through their Facebook or Instagram newsfeeds - and it’s a move that could finally usher in a money-making system like advertising. WhatsApp’s new Status feature, rolled out on Monday, will let users share photos, GIFs or videos overlaid with drawings, emojis and...

21
Feb2017

7 phrases that scream lack of confidence (and make you look weak)

7 phrases that scream lack of confidence (and make you look weak)

You want to be a strong leader. Avoid these weak phrases to boost your confidence and reputation. I'm not sure if you have the time to read this article and I'm sorry if it's taking you away from something more important. Really, I hate to bother you--it's just that I think I have something kind of important to tell you. Is that OK? ...said the author with no confidence whatsoever....

21
Feb2017

Sitting on a chair all day flattens your butt - here's how to fix it

Sitting on a chair all day flattens your butt - here's how to fix it

Physical therapist Dan Giordano, of NYC, explains sitting can atrophy muscles It is all down to the position we sit in and the lack of blood flow to the muscles 5 years in an office job could do permanent damage to our bottoms, he warns Sitting at a desk all day will make your bottom flat, flabby, and saggy. That is a fact, according to New York-based personal trainer Dan...

20
Feb2017

How to stay (mostly) anonymous online - Christopher Elliott

How to stay (mostly) anonymous online - Christopher Elliott

True invisibility isn't possible but web surfers can take many steps to limit their digital footprint. It may only be a slight exaggeration that companies know more about you than you do about yourself. Fire up your cell phone or laptop if you have any doubts. Companies can predict what you want to buy and show you ads for them. They know your birthday. They can even tell when your...

19
Feb2017

The bright-eyed talking Doll that just might be a spy

The bright-eyed talking Doll that just might be a spy

Cayla is a blond, bright-eyed doll that chatters about horses and hobbies. She plays games and accurately answers questions about the world at large. She could also be eavesdropping on your child. That’s the stark warning parents in Germany received on Friday from the country’s telecommunications watchdog, Federal Network Agency, which said hackers could use the doll to steal personal data by recording private conversations over an insecure Bluetooth connection....

19
Feb2017

Afenifere/Ohanaeze plot for 2019

Afenifere/Ohanaeze plot for 2019

Mutual suspicion threatening Nigeria – Ezeife The entire South has resolved to work together – Adebanjo Leave choice of President to politicians – ACF Biafra, Oduduwa alliance mutually beneficial – MASSOB There are strong indications that the leaderships of prominent sociocultural groups, Afenifere, Ohanaeze and others in the South are forging a common political alliance to strategise and present a formidable front ahead of the 2019 elections. A pointer in...

19
Feb2017

PDP crisis: Makarfi, govs weigh five options

PDP crisis: Makarfi, govs weigh five options

The fate of the beleaguered Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be sorted out tomorrow at an emergency meeting of the expanded National Caucus of the party in Abuja. The meeting summoned by the Ahmed Makarfi faction is in response to weekend’s ruling of the Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt which sacked the Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee and reinstated Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the rightful national chairman. Five options have been...

18
Feb2017

Want to look more intelligent? Science says do these 8 things

Want to look more intelligent? Science says do these 8 things

These subtle cues can give you an advantage just about any time you want to look more intelligent. We'd all like to be smarter and more successful. But what if there were tactics you could use to make yourself seem more intelligent - regardless of your education or intelligence level? Here are nine science-backed tactics to help you do just that. Even if you'd never use them, they're good to...

18
Feb2017

Inside Nigeria’s booming fake naira business

Inside Nigeria’s booming fake naira business

The recent disclosure and admittance of the existence of fake naira notes in circulation in the country appears to have justified the populace cry of being duped by cheats. This appears to be an unusual times in Nigeria; a time of whistle blowing. So, it was, on February 13, when a former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, alarmed Nigerians on the existence of a...

17
Feb2017

13 totally useless expenses your company is wasting money on - Peter Cohan

13 totally useless expenses your company is wasting money on - Peter Cohan

Companies waste money in many ways. Here are 13 ways to cut the waste and build up your company's rainy day fund. Small businesses are often pinched for cash--especially if an unexpected bill needs to be paid right away or a check from a big customer gets mailed too late for you to cover your payroll for the month. Your business should expect the unexpected. And one way to do...

17
Feb2017

Revealed: How speed, meth, ecstasy and other party drugs age the heart at an alarming rate

Revealed: How speed, meth, ecstasy and other party drugs age the heart at an alarming rate

Scientists analysed blood flow in more than 700 recreation drug users Found the heart and its arteries much fail earlier in amphetamine consumers It's believed amphetamines interfere with stem cell functioning - the cells involved in tissue repair and renewal Teenage drug users have elderly hearts, new research reveals. Amphetamines are already known to age the skin, speed up the heart rate, and increase one's blood pressure. But new research...

17
Feb2017

5 things you're doing that put your identity at risk

5 things you're doing that put your identity at risk

There are some things we all do every day to put ourselves, our identities, and our data at risk. If you practice good data hygiene, and regularly follow routines for securing data, you can help protect yourself and your computers. Here’s five risky behaviors you should avoid. 1. Failing to use strong account passwords It's important to use complex passwords that will be difficult for cybercriminals to guess. The best...

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