Wednesday, 18 September 2013

5 essential things, besides money, you can give in your relationship


It’s hard for any relationship to survive if the act of giving is not one of the qualities of the relationship. And here comes the big question—what can I give in my relationship? While you ponder on the essential things you can give to your partner, the first thing most likely to pop up in your mind is money, or something money can buy. Well, they say money answereth all things; I’m afraid, money can’t buy love, understanding; trust me, you know other things in your life money can’t buy.
These money-cannot-buy things are the essential things you can give in your

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

The lifestyle of a man influences the DNA of future generation


Moderate paternal exposures, like smoking, can raise the number of mutations passed on to the coming generations, a new research has suggested.
Gene mutations caused by a father's lifestyle can be inherited by his children, even if those mutations occurred before conception.
The findings also show that mutations in the germ-line are present in all cells of the children, including their own germ cells. This means that a father's lifestyle has the potential to affect the DNA of multiple generations and not just his immediate

The Right Quantity of Water to Drink Every Day


It's important to drink water according to your lifestyle rather than follow the 8-glass water rule, say nutritionists.
Water is your body's principal chemical component and a natural detoxifier but not many are aware about how much water should we ideally drink everyday. Moreover, the popular 8 by 8 rule which says that one should drink eight glasses, each consisting of eight ounce of water, may not suit every individual. Says nutritionist Venu Adhiya Hirani, "While the general belief is to drink eight to 10 glasses of water, it is advisable to drink 12 to 15 glasses of fluids which includes

Bald head for young guys?


A team of foreign experts and an Indian trichologist zero in on four critical reasons why men are balding in their 20s.
It's official. Men are inching towards baldness as early as in their 20s, and that's a leap from our fathers' generation that hoped to walk into their 40s with a full crop of hair.

Losing hair is far from being a modern concern, but premature balding, say trichologists, is turning out to be more of a trend than rarity. And the way we live our lives has more to do with it than genes or plain

Giving; An Act of Successful People


Of course, everyone could have his/her own definition. But, inspired by the book Never Eat Alone and a comment by Ronald Yip, this is the definition of successful people that comes to the mind of Donald Latumahina:
Successful people are those who help other people succeed, even to become more successful than they.
Or the longer version:
Successful people are those who help other people succeed, even to the point that other people become more successful than they.
In this definition, success is not measured by how much we get, but by how much we

5 Ways You Can Improve Your Productivity


There are many best-seller books out there. By definition, best-seller books are books which are bought by many, many people. Unfortunately, buying doesn’t mean reading. From those many people who buy a book, only a fraction of them actually read the book. Even worse, reading doesn’t mean doing. From those who read the book, very, very few of them actually do what they read. Reading a book is one thing, but applying it is a different thing. No wonder very few people experience what the authors write.
The same thing applies to productivity. Many of us read productivity books or blogs and know a lot of productivity tips. Unfortunately, knowing doesn’t mean doing.
In this post, I’d like to remind us to actually do what we

Monday, 16 September 2013

A Toast to the Second


The big bosses come into view the moment the company behind the plane figure is visited. Their presence usually satisfies their clients while he works on – unnoticed. “They truly must be mediocre of mind.” He labours but none puts to mind his sweat. His bosses take some time off, but tick tock tick means he has no such luxury.
Come to think of it, what happens when he stops working? Clients come and

The “I” is You!


A look at the song He just wrote. Concert in mind, He checks the progression once more. I sounded nice, but just like any other song He had written. “Boring”, I thought. “And all this for ages of creation?” I wasn’t different from the others. Creased eyebrows showed His dissatisfaction, for He knew this one had to be different – a masterpiece!
G C Em D. G Am7 Em Bm7…. “What do I hear?” “That can’t be me?!” He tried it once more, this time executing me with all the celestial mastery He had. Rays of sunshine from His spirit lit up His countenance. I was getting there. Then He weaved them

Sunday, 15 September 2013

When We Ought to Spend


Finance is definitely an important part of our life. It’s impossible to be an effective person without being effective in our finance.
One of the main issues in finance is determining whether to spend or not. This is an important issue to consider. Spending money on something unnecessary is wrong, but not spending money on something necessary is equally wrong.
With the rising popularity of frugal lifestyle (which is promoted by many big blogs, amongst others), more and more people tend to consider the issue in only one aspect, that is in not spending the money. Of course, frugal lifestyle is a good thing since overspending is a problem faced by many people. However, it might go too far. People may end up

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Some Things Working Class Husbands Need from Their Wives


Respect
One thing that men complain about is not being respected in the home. It does not matter whether
the husband is bringing home less money than his wife; still he is the head of the household. Man do not take kindly to being disrespected especially by their wife and if there is one thing that can really put a man off—it is a wife who does not respect her husband. Respect is the foundation of love. You can start small… by getting off the phone when he walks in the door, by not putting him down in public. There’s a simple rule on how to treat your spouse with dignity: just treat him the way you would like to be treated. (And it certainly includes treating your spouse with the same respect you show your Boss, Pastor and when you go out meeting other people). Even the word of God encourages women to respect their husbands, and there are no negotiations about this. Men love to be in control and to run things and that is how God created them! Some women respect their bosses, their pastors and do not respect their husbands, the word of God is clear and it tells us to respect our husbands! Queen Vashti was dethroned for being disrespectful of her husband and she lost her crown

What Working Class Wives Want from Their Busy Husbands


Telling Her Daily That She Is Loved
Everyone wants to be affirmed. Everyone wants to know they are loved. The best ways to say “I love you’ are usually in simple, everyday, seemingly unimportant ways like an unexpected hug or holding hands when you walk together.
Understanding and Forgiveness
There will be days when your wife will make mistakes or when she will be difficult to be around. No one is perfect. She both wants and deserves your willingness to understand and forgive her. Remember that no relationship can be sustained without forgiveness.
Conversation
Don’t let your conversations with your wife dwindle to nothing but talk about your kids, your jobs, and Lagos traffic. There is a lot more to talk about. If that happens, your marriage relationship could be in real

Friday, 13 September 2013

Spot the peak, and stop!


There is a law in economics called the law of diminishing returns (also called diminishing marginal returns). I believe this law also applies to many other areas of life. Understanding this law is important for your personal effectiveness.
Here is an explanation about diminishing returns from Wikipedia:
… in a production system with fixed and variable inputs (say factory size and labour), beyond some point, each additional unit of variable input yields less and less additional output.
The article gives an example:
Suppose that one kilogram (kg) of seed applied to a plot of land of a fixed size produces one ton of harvestable crop. You might expect that an additional kilogram of seed would produce an additional ton of output. However, if there are diminishing marginal returns, that additional kilogram will produce less than one additional ton of harvestable crop… For example, the second kilogram of seed may only produce a half ton of extra output. Diminishing marginal returns also implies that a third kilogram of seed will produce an additional

Knowledge from history often neglected


As the saying says, knowledge is power. Unfortunately, there is a huge source of knowledge we often neglect: the history. I personally believe history is a great resource to learn from.
Human civilization has existed thousands of years. In such long period of time so many things have happened. Kingdom after kingdom, empire after empire, people rose and fell, they made good and bad decisions. There must be something (a lot, in fact) we can learn from all those. Why should we repeat mistakes which had been made by people in the past? Why should we reinvent the success formula people had found thousands of years ago? We should harvest this

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Lessons that Can Uplift Your Life


Check the lessons that can help you to live a life that matters. Review them
periodically to see the items you need to improve, and make personal commitment to apply them. Over time, you can measure your progress in applying these lessons and, consequently, in living a life that matters.
So here are the lessons to help you live a life that matters:
Discover what matters to you
Success in the long run has less to do with finding the best idea, organizational structure, or business model, than with discovering what matters to you as individuals.
Have the courage to do what matters
You create enduring success not because you are perfect or lucky, but because you have the courage to

Ladies World: Finding the Right Bra


The right bra works wonders: It not only supports and enhances your bust—it actually improves the way clothes look on your body. Here, we go undercover and discover that choosing the best bra for your body is as easy as ABC (and D).
Finding the right bra doesn't have to be an ordeal if you know the basics of bra sizing. There are two parts to a bra's size: the chest size (also called the band size) and the cup size.
The chest, or band, size is the part of the bra that runs across a girl's chest and around her back. The cups are the parts of the bra that hold the breasts. Bras come in many sizes, which are different combinations of the chest sizes (shown as numbers — in the United States, these are 32, 34, 36, etc.) and cup sizes (shown as letters — AA, A, B, C, etc.).
It's important to get both the chest and cup sizes right to ensure a proper fit. If a girl wears a bra that's the wrong chest size, the bra's band will either feel tight and uncomfortable around her ribcage or it will be too loose and ride up her breasts. Bras that are too small in the cup will compress