Beard gang has become a rave among guys now and we can’t stop getting obsessed with the beard gang because a lot of people including celebrities have given us more than enough reasons to drool over the beard gang. “If you’ve dated a clean shaven chocolate boy before and now dating a bearded hunk, you sure know the difference”.
The bearded guys are stealing the show presently and if you haven’t dated a guy with beards yet, you are seriously missing out.
They look amazing: Let’s be truthful ladies, guys with beards look hot and sexy, they are a killer in anything they wear.
Fortitude and maturity: Beard signifies maturity, even if a guy is young with beards he will look more matured and resilient (whether he is matured mentally is another case). With a little grooming, beards can take ages off you and it can also add few years to your look.
He values grooming: “The fact that he has taken the effort to grow his beard and style it in a particular way indicates he is patient and understands grooming, he personally spends a good amount of time at salons to trim and groom his beard so he will understand when you take hours to dress up before a party”.
Kissing is amazing: “If you haven’t kissed a guy with a beard, you’re missing the actual feeling, it may sound uncomfortable in the beginning but once you have experienced it, kissing anyone without a beard feels like kissing a baby, the needling effect of a groomed beard on your neck or face feels just too s3xy”.
Masculinity: A guy with beards is considered prestigious and macho, girls also look at them with envy.
Guys with beards love grooming products so it will be easy for you to give them gifts.
According to a new report by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) in the UK, Instagram is the most detrimental social networking app for young people’s mental health, followed closely by Snapchat.
“We’re not asking these platforms to ban Photoshop or filters, but rather to let people know when images have been altered so that users don’t take the images on face value as real. We really want to equip young people with the tools and the knowledge to be able to navigate social media platforms not only in a positive way but in a way that promotes good mental health,” Keracher said.
A 34-year-old woman shares an emotional story of what she endured at the hands of her husband for two years. In the story the woman said her husband was a cool headed individual when they started only for him to become a monster when he lost his job.
She narrated how she was beaten, defiled and all sorts. According to her, the last straw on the camel’s back was when she found her husband unclad in the bathtub with her daughter and also when her husband asked their daughter to massage his man-hood with a vaseline.
Read her story below:
Wearing a beard seems to be the rave of the moment among men, especially the young men.
These days, men scrape off their heads while spotting buoyant, well-nurtured beards.
Yet, experts are saying that though a well-groomed beard may appear sexy, it also has the potential to be a breeding ground for germs, causing fungal infections and herpes.
Indeed, physicians warn that they can even carry pubic lice!
Dermatologists indeed say that a very thick beard may disguise symptoms of skin disease, and anyone who comes into close contacts with it risks being infected.
A dermatologist, Dr. Debra Jaliman, notes, “If a guy doesn’t groom his moustache and beard properly, they can become a breeding grounds for germs.
“Though the risk is small, chin and cheek hair can harbour germs that can cause infections such as herpes, fungal infections, or even a dangerous Staphylococcus infection. If you come in direct contact with any of these infectious agents, you may end up with skin problems.”
Jaliman adds that the problem partly has to do with the wiry hairs that trap sweat, bodily fluids, even bits of food, all of which serve as breeding grounds for microbes.
Another problem, Jaliman says, is that thick facial hair can camouflage symptoms of a transmissible skin issue that isn’t directly related to the beard or moustache itself, such as redness that could be from yeast or a herpes sore.
If the man doesn’t notice the signs, he could inadvertently infect his sex partner with it.
Other things you can get from hipster facial hair include warts and impetigo.
Again, she says, a bristly beard can cause irritation and a rash when rubbed against his partner’s face, which can trigger pink bumps and chafing.
How to groom facial hair
• Wash with soap at least once a day
• Inspect it regularly (say, after meals, for instance) to make sure no particles or dirt are trapped between the hairs.
• Before you engage in any direct contact with his beard, ensure that the skin around and under it is healthy, with no redness, bumps, or blisters.
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Lagos Owambe Party: Whether you’re planning on celebrating a wedding, birthday, anniversary or joyous moment, you definitely will want to invite people to celebrate with you. If you do get invited to an‘owambe’ party in Lagos, there’s a need for you to know what is expected of you so that you can have the best experience possible.
Owambe’s are serious business in Lagos and you don’t want to be caught missing in action at such events. Dump your pride at home and follow these steps to experience the best at every single party.
Don’t Be Late
With African Timing ingrained into the DNA’s of a typical Nigerian, be rest assured the party will start late. It is however important you arrive early if you up to get a good seat from where you can take in everything that’s happening at the party. Don’t forget to go with a fully charged phone and perhaps a power bank, if you hope to capture photographs and still have your phones charged.
The Aso-ebi is Important
If you want to get special treatment at the party and leave the place with all the branded and unbranded souvenirs shared at the place, make sure you purchase the Aso-ebi which may be Ankara, or lace materials. Doing this guarantees the food to get to you first ahead of people not wearing the aso-ebi.
Get Some Clean Notes
You’d definitely want to indulge in the Nigerian culture of spraying money on the celebrants. If you can’t get clean Naira notes, don’t worry as there would be some women at the entrance to the hall who will change your dirty notes into clean ones for a fee. Get your money changed into any denomination you’re comfortable with and spend the much you can. The celebrants will appreciate you for this gesture and you can walk away with pride.
Owambe’s Are About The Food
One of the reasons why people throng to owambe’s is that they want to eat a good ‘party meal’. You will hear a lot of people forming bosses say that “I can buy this food outside if I want” but the truth is there’s something special and different about the party meals which makes everyone long for it especially the party jollof rice.
Eat as much as is available and savour the moment because the party is mostly about Item 7.
Tip The Food Servers
If you find the food and drinks servers strolling past you, get the attention of one and give him a small tip. Your story at the party will have an immediate turn around and you’d get the best of food, drinks and wine available at the party. If you’re even lucky enough, you may get a packed meal and drinks to take home with you.
Set Your Home Training Aside
While you may have been properly groomed and trained by your parents to be as subtle and dignified as possible, it is best you set aside your home training when you attend an owambe party. Call the attention of food servers if you’re not being served on time or you may just leave the party hungry.
When you finally get served, dig into the meal like it’s your last especially if you decided to order semo, pounded yam or any of the local delicacies requiring you to eat with your hands. Forget your home training and eat like it’s your last, everyone is probably busy with their food to take note of you anyways. If you are not satisfied with the first plate, order for an extra plate. Enjoy your meals and remember to dance your heart out when your favourite song comes on.
Remember To Eat The Party Jollof
No matter your choice of food, never pass off an opportunity to have a taste of jollof rice at the party. Nothing feels better than eating party jollof rice which has its own unique flavour and taste and you definitely don’t want to miss that for anything in the world.
There are really very few things in this world as precious and as refreshing as water. However, despite this, there are still a good number of people that deprive themselves of the many benefits of water by not drinking enough water on a daily basis. This damages their bodies in ways they might not even realize. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency shares 9 signs to help identify when you are not drinking enough water.
If your mouth is always dry, it’s a clear sign you might not be drinking enough water. However, there are certain medications that cause dry mouth. In this case, the dry mouth might be a side effect of the drug and not caused by dehydration.
If you are experiencing slight headaches, check yourself. Assess your water consumption in the past hours and determine if it has been less than adequate. Dehydration may be the cause of the slight headaches. A glass of water, preferably cold but not too cold, may help get rid of that headache.
REDUCED URINATION AND DARK-COLOURED URINE
If in a day, you rarely have to pee, it is likely you are dehydrated. Also, when you eventually pee, if your urine is dark yellow or worse, dark brown, it is a sign you are probably dehydrated and need to drink more water.
SLIGHT HUNGER PANGS
Slight hunger pangs especially after just eating not too long ago, may be caused by dehydration. Before grabbing a snack, try drinking a glass of water. If the hunger pangs recede, then chances are you were actually thirsty not hungry.
This can be caused by many things but one of the causes is dehydration. In a bid to conserve the water in your body, your body slows down; this leads to lethargy and overall sleepiness. A cool glass of water can help perk your body up and give it what it needs to remain active.
Dry skin is one of the early signs of dehydration. If your skin always feels flaky and dry, and you seem to always have to apply lotion or lip balm to moisturize your skin when the weather is relatively humid, you could be dehydrated. This is also accompanied by lack of sweat, which leads to the body’s inability to wash away excess dirt and oil accumulated throughout the day.
Without water in the body, your tear ducts dry up, a lack of or inadequate water in the body thus leads to dry bloodshot eyes. If you always experience dry eyes, a likely cause of this is dehydration.
Without proper hydration, the amount and strength of mucus in the stomach lessens, this allows stomach acid to eventually damage your insides, leading to heartburn and indigestion.
When there isn’t enough water in your body system, the water that should be used by the intestines in the digestive process is used up by the colon. This lack of lubrication in the intestines leads to constipation.
Being an entrepreneur is not a child’s play. It takes a lot of guts and conviction for you to take the bold step to become an entrepreneur. More so if you are in Nigerian. When these entrepreneurs are eventually successful, there are certain things that they do or have in common that result in these achievements. So what are these things? Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency identifies some of these things. This will help budding and young entrepreneurs to take similar actions or steps.
They believe in their ideas
Successful entrepreneurs don’t wait for anyone to validate their ideas. This is because they have invested a reasonable time in researching the workability and practicability of the ideas before sharing it with potential investors and friends. So, whether your friend or investor believes in your idea, they are not worried, they pursue it to a viable conclusion. Their positivity will always rub off on those around them.
They find solutions to problems
Entrepreneurs easily find solutions to problems and provide answers via a product or service. This is why it is essential to conduct market research to test your solutions. When you have a market, be sure that your solution will solve the problem your target market has.
Successful entrepreneurs don’t do everything on their own. Except you want to experience entrepreneurial burnout, you will always delegate. What you should delegate are the things you have little or no knowledge about.
They go the extra mile
Entrepreneurs are never satisfied with doing things haphazardly. They are exhaustive and if they need to go the extra mile, they will. In going the extra mile, they sacrifice a quite a number of things.
They schedule everything
As a business man, your schedule is always tight. You are always in one meeting or another. The only way you can manage yourself and time is by scheduling everything. Don’t postpone anything. Be at home when you are supposed to and go on vacation to Obudu Resort when you are meant to.
They invest in their own skills
Whether you are an entrepreneur or not you should always hone your skills. Successful entrepreneurs never hesitate to educate themselves.
Good health isn’t just about healthy eating and exercise — it also includes having a positive mental health, a healthy self-image, and a healthy lifestyle. In this article, I share 45 tips to live a healthier life. Bookmark this post and save the tips, because they are going to be vital in living a healthier life. 🙂
Furthermore, drinking more water aids in losing weight. A Health.com study carried out among overweight/obese people showed that water drinkers lose 4.5 more pounds than a control group. The researchers believe that it’s because drinking more water helps fill your stomach, making you less hungry and less likely to overeat. I agree with that, and I have an added take that your body tries to retain whatever water you have when you don’t take in enough water, leading to increase in weight. Whereas when you regularly drink water, your body knows that it’s going to get its supply of fluids, so it doesn’t try to retain more water.
The amount of water we need is dependent on various factors such as humidity, your physical activity, and your weight, but generally we need 2.7-3.7 litres of water intake per day. Since food intake contributes about 20% of our fluid intake, that means we need to drink about 2.0-3.0 litres of water, or about 8-10 glasses (now you know how the 8 glasses recommendation came about!). One way to tell if you’re hydrated — your urine should be colorless or slightly yellow. If it’s not, you’re not getting enough water! Other signs include: Dry lips, dry mouth, and little urination. Go get some water first before you continue this article!
Though unbelievable, these health tips are absolutely true
There are several health tips and it’s very difficult to know which ones are true and which ones are false. Beyond all that, there are some that challenge our knowledge of health and we present ten of such weird but true health tips.
In a Japanese study that examined how to make the most of a nap, people who took a “coffee nap”—consuming about 200 milligrams of caffeine (the amount in one to two cups of coffee) and then immediately taking a 20-minute rest—felt more alert and performed better on computer tests than those who only took a nap.
Why does this work? A 20-minute nap ends just as the caffeine kicks in and clears the brain of a molecule called adenosine, maximizing alertness. “Adenosine is a byproduct of wakefulness and activity,” says Allen Towfigh, MD, medical director of New York Neurology & Sleep Medicine. “As adenosine levels increase, we become more fatigued. Napping clears out the adenosine and, when combined with caffeine, an adenosine-blocker, further reduces its effects and amplifies the effects of the nap.”
Don’t brush your teeth immediately after meals and drinks, especially if they were acidic. Acidic foods—citrus fruits, sports drinks, tomatoes, soda (both diet and regular)—can soften tooth enamel “like wet sandstone,” says Howard R. Gamble, immediate past president of the Academy of General Dentistry. Brushing your teeth at this stage can speed up acid’s effect on your enamel and erode the layer underneath. Gamble suggests waiting 30 to 60 minutes before brushing.
Muscle weight, that is. If two women both weigh 150 pounds and only one lifts weights, the lifter will more likely fit into a smaller pant size than her sedentary counterpart. Likewise, a 150-pound woman who lifts weights could very well wear the same size as a 140-pound woman who doesn’t exercise. The reason: Although a pound of fat weighs the same as a pound of muscle, muscle takes up less space, says Mark Nutting, fitness director of SACO Sport & Fitness in Saco, Maine. “You can get bigger muscles and get smaller overall if you lose the fat,” he says. “The bulk so many women fear only occurs if you don’t lose fat and develop muscle on top of it.” Cut back on calories and add weight to your workout to lose inches.
Grabbing a 100-calorie snack pack of cookies or pretzels may seem virtuous, but it’s more likely to make you hungrier than if you ate something more substantial, says Amy Goodson, RD, dietitian for Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine. “Eating small amounts of carbohydrates does nothing but spike your blood sugar and leave you wanting more carbs.” Goodson recommends choosing a protein such as peanut butter or string cheese with an apple. “They are higher in calories per serving, but the protein and fat helps you get full faster and stay full longer—and you end up eating fewer calories overall,” she says.
Energy drinks contain up to five times more caffeine than coffee, but the boost they provide is fleeting and comes with unpleasant side effects like nervousness, irritability, and rapid heartbeat, says Goodson. Plus, energy drinks often contain high levels of taurine, a central nervous system stimulant, and upwards of 50 grams of sugar per can (that’s 13 teaspoons worth!). The sweet stuff spikes blood sugar temporarily, only to crash soon after, leaving you sluggish and foggyheaded—and reaching for another energy drink.
When you feel bloated, drinking water sounds as if it would only make matters worse, but it can often help, says James Lee, MD, gastroenterologist with St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif. If you’re on a high-fiber diet, for instance, then your body needs more water to work more efficiently, says Dr. Lee. “Water mixes with water soluble fiber and makes it into a gel like substance. This affects the motility of the gut and reduces the symptom of bloating.” Drinking more water also relieves bloating caused by dehydration. When you’re dehydrated, your body clings to the water your body does have, causing you to puff up.
You should ditch all soda, including diet. Research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health revealed that overweight and obese adults who drank diet beverages ate more calories from food than those who drank regular soda. Additionally, a University of Texas study found that diet soda drinkers had a 70% greater increase in waist circumference than non-drinkers over the course of about 10 years.
“In addition, many people think ‘low-fat,’ ‘low-sugar,’ or ‘light’ means fewer calories, but that’s not always true,” says Goodson. “Typically when manufacturers cut something out and the end result tastes just as good, they’ve added something like additional sugar.”
Which will cool you off faster on a steamy summer morning: iced coffee or hot? Two recent studies say the latter—and so do other cultures where drinking hot tea in hot weather is the norm, like in India. When you sip a hot beverage, your body senses the change in temperature and increases your sweat production. Then, as the sweat evaporates from your skin, you cool off naturally
After a long, exhausting workday, exercising sounds like the last thing you’d want to do, but getting your sweat on will actually energize you. Fatigue along with mood and depression improved after a single 30-minute moderate intensity exercise session, according to a study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. “Everything we do uses oxygen, so when you exercise it helps you work more efficiently and you don’t tire as easily,” says Nutting. “You also function better mentally.”
Typing notes enables you to jot down more material, but you’re more likely to remember those notes if you handwrite them, according to research from Indiana University. “To learn something means you have processed it,” says Dr. Towfigh. “And when you take handwritten notes you ‘process’ or learn more information. You begin the learning process as you listen to the lecture.” Plus, since you look at the page on which you are writing, you naturally review the material and reinforce the information you’ve already processed, Dr. Towfigh says.
Reaching for the soap bottle labeled “antibacterial” won’t necessarily reduce your risk of getting sick or passing illness to others—in fact, there is no evidence that antibacterial soaps are more effective than regular ones. What’s more, long-term exposure to some ingredients in these products, such as triclosan, may pose health risks like bacterial resistance or hormonal effects,