Archive for April, 2017

Should You Leave Your Children an Inheritance?

Many parents [agree] that leaving money to children is tantamount to digging their early graves, but must this always be the case? Isn’t there a way to allow your children learn hard work and financial prudence, and make their own way in life, while enjoying the benefits of an inheritance? Read more…

Mummy, I Don’t Want Jesus to Die

My son recently said those words to me, and I was amused because he’s not the only one who has felt that way.

When Jesus told his disciples that he was going to suffer, be killed and on the third day raised to life, Peter took Him aside and began to reprimand Him. “Far be it from you, my Lord,” he said. “This will never happen to you!”

In response, Jesus said, “Get thee behind me, Satan!” Why? Read more…

10 Questions for Mofe Duncan

You always knew Mofe Duncan was going somewhere big. Whether on the cast of Edge of Paradise, modelling on an Airtel billboard, or hosting the Peak Talent Show, his star quality was undeniable. Today, he has no less than 18 movies under his belt, with many more in the works. I had 10 questions for the Sons of the Caliphate actor in this interview.

8 Ways to Reduce Bloating

Bloating is that temporary extra puffiness around the waist and caused primarily by air in the intestine. The body can’t break down gas as it does food, so you suffer the discomfort of a distended abdomen. I used to think water retention also causes bloating, but doctors say it’s mainly gas in adults.

It is supposed to be temporary, but if you find yourself suffering from the bloats often, here are a few changes you can make.

Career of the Week- Ore Sonola, Maid Whisperer

Self-described maid whisperer Ore Sonola holds a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ilorin, and spent 4 years as a relationship manager with United Bank for Africa before switching to her current career in 2015.

CN: What’s your job description as a maid whisperer?

I work to prevent maid tragedies from happening by creating enlightening resources that will help women all through the process of hiring a maid. My resources are also designed to improve employer-maid relationships and guaranteed to Train maids till they are Transformed and they Thrive. I currently run MAIDforME, a hub where women can find solutions to the everyday issues they encounter with their maids. Read the rest of the interview…

 

#COTW

Do You Know How Your Neighbour is Really Faring?

Recently, a friend pointed me to a story that rattled me. In 2006, a young woman named Joyce Carol Vincent was found in her bedsit flat in London. She had been dead for three years.

Get this: She was found skeletonised, lying on her back next to a shopping bag, surrounded by Christmas presents she had wrapped but never delivered. I couldn’t wrap my mind around it. Dead for three years and nobody around noticed, until the property had to be repossessed. Read more…

Are You Helping or Hurting Your Heart?

The heart is the body’s most important organ. When the heart stops… it’s over.

An extremely hard worker, the heart pumps about 23, 000 liters of blood around the body, and beats an estimated 100, 000 times each day- no breaks or vacations!

As such, we should be doing everything in our power to help our hearts do their job, instead of making it more difficult with poor habits and lifestyles.

Here are a few things you should know about your heart.

Important Questions You Must Answer to Beat Poverty

  • What can I do, right now, to increase my income?
  • How can I reduce my expenses? In what ways can I cut spending?
  • Apart from my main income stream, what do I have that is of value to others, and how can I polish and package it to earn income for me?
  • What am I naturally good at? What are my talents and gifts? How many of them have I honed into skills?
  • Do I know people who have walked my chosen path to wealth? How can I learn from them?
  • What opportunities for earning more and building wealth have I missed in the past and why? Can I salvage any?

See more HERE.

20 Humorous Quotes about Cooking and Eating

“The two biggest sellers in bookstores are the cookbooks and the diet books. The cookbooks tell you how to prepare the food and the diet books tell you how not to eat any of it.” ~ Andy Rooney

See more HERE.

12 Reasons to Love Your Coffee More

I recently wrote an article on the most popular drink in the world after water. Although coffee is not the most popular drink in the world after water, it is one of the most popular.

Coffee beans are the seeds of berries from the coffea plant, native to tropical Africa, and Madagascar, the Comoros, Mauritius and Réunion in the Indian Ocean. It was originally cultivated here in Africa before it was exported to other countries. Now, it is grown in over 70 countries.

In Nigeria we favour instant coffee as opposed to brewing our own at home. Nescafé, the most popular instant coffee brand in the world, is the leading brand here too.

Being a coffee lover myself, I thought it necessary to remind us of 12 scientifically proven reasons why coffee is actually great for. Continue reading…