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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

June 13, 2018

Motivational post on “Self Love” by Afun Susan – Why & How to Love Yourself as you are.

Hi Dear Friend, I’m so elated that you’re about to read this article written exclusively by me! I really do hope that this motivates that one person or two people out there waiting to read something like this.
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I would have loved to introduce myself right now, but I already have a post on this blog about myself. If you’re interested in knowing more about me, click here. But in case you don’t really have the time for that, no probs, let’s go on with the post!
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So first of all, what really is self love? Or what does it truly mean to love yourself?

Brave Belle says: "Self-love is one of these concepts that you just get. You don’t logically understand it. You feel it."

"Self-love is an exponential force." - Huffintonpost.com

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” — Buddha

I believe it is the ability to see yourself as the best version of you; it is a feeling in which you deeply cherish yourself, your body, your looks, your achievements, and even your imperfections/flaws. Yes your imperfections too! And that’s because you can’t really love yourself if you let your flaws worry you. Of course, everyone has flaws – you need to know that and no one’s perfect! 

Even the people you think have perfect lives have their own flaws (which could be physical or emotional or of any other kind you can think of). Your favorite celebrity or role model also has his/hers; even I myself have mine ;) So that proves it, nobody is flawless, nobody is perfect. What actually matters is one’s ability to allow the power of self-love to conceal his/her flaws, and that’s what many people do that we don’t easily notice their flaws. So what about you?


For today, I’ll just talk about Physical flaws

What’s up with your physicals? I’m talking about your body entirely, your looks. Is it your size? Your height? Your Skin Color? Or something about your body? Whatever it is…
If you don’t love your body, who will? You need to understand that you’re beautiful just the way you are, and you should appreciate that!


By the way, do you know Khoudia Diop- the darkest Senegalese Model? Re-read that statement if you need to, and permit me to emphasize on it, she is so dark or let’s say she’s BLACK (maybe one of the blackest girls ever) and yet she’s an outstanding model who has taken over the internet with her skin color. She’s one lady I admire. 
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She was once bullied about her color; but instead of letting criticism weigh her down, she embraced it and it is what has shot her into the social media fame. She only started modeling two years ago when she was just 17, but she already has over 500k followers on Instagram! 

 I recommend you read the full post about her, click here…
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Winnie Harlow.

Here’s another lady we love, Winnie HarlowWinnie is a 23-year-old fashion and body positive model, a spokesperson and an activist. She was diagnosed with vitiligo at age 4. She dropped out of high-school because she faced a hard time as a result of the humiliations and insults she got from other kids at school because of her skin condition. 
Winnie Harlow once wrote: “The real difference isn’t my skin. It is the fact that I don’t find my beauty in the opinions of others. I’m beautiful because I know it…”

Read more about her here...



So you see dear, you don’t have to change anything about your body. Love yourself, you’re beautiful. Focus on your goals in your life; soon you’ll become some other people’s role model too.


How to love yourself/ steps to self-love

Ignore the haters; let them say whatever they want. The bitter truth is just that some people behave as if they were born to hate, they hate on people without enough reasons (it is not like they are perfect either). They’ll soon get jealous of how much you’ve grown in self love.

Be strong, you’re unstoppable. Don’t cry over yourself, don’t even think about it. Focus on your strengths and be determined to be successful. After all, success isn’t determined by pretty looks.

Do what you want, wear what you want, be comfortable in your body. After all, people’s opinion can’t pay bills. 

Look into the mirror and smile, take pictures of yourself and post them. Ignore the comments made by haters, delete them from your mind ASAP and if possible, block them, at the end you’ll find certain people who’ll cherish your confidence and beauty.

Just be yourself, let people see the real, quirky, imperfect, weird, beautiful and imperfect you. Love yourself, accept yourself, forgive yourself, and Be Yourself.

Be fearless, be Bold and be Brave!  You're unique, so stand out!

Till next time, I remain my humble self Afun Susan, don't forget to love yourself!

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Monday, 16 April 2018

April 16, 2018

Morning Shower Versus Night Shower? Which is better, according to research?

When it comes to showering, are you a night person or morning person? Some people like to start their day with a bath, while some others prefer to have it at night.

When is the best time to shower? Morning or night.
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Well, it depends on you and your goals. In this article, we’ll consider the pros and cons of morning showers and night showers. Please read on and get ready to learn something new…

  • You should always shower in the mornings if you have an excessively oily skin. Since oil can build up during the night, then the best way to remove the oil and clear your skin pores is by having a good bath in the morning.
But you should relegate your showers to after work if you have a dry or flaky skin.
Washing in the morning with a cleanser is recommended only for oily patients, and not so much for patients who suffer from eczema or dry skin. 
L.A.-based dermatologist Tanya Kormeili, MD, told Yahoo Health.

  • You should be a morning showerer if you need to be a creative for your job. When you have a shower in the morning, your brain enters a relaxed state, and this state is perfect for coming up with good ideas.
Harvard psychology lecturer, Shelley Carson explained to Greatist:
If you were to come up with a problem that you wanted to solve creatively, and you were working and working on it and couldn’t come up with a solution, then you could put it on the back burner of your mind and allow it to stew there while unconscious processes mull it over.

  • You should be a morning showerer if you find it hard to wake up early enough in the morning, then you should stop showering at nights and leave it till the morning. For example, if you need to go out as early as 6-7 in the AM.
But you should be a night showerer if you have a hard time getting to sleep at night.
That rapid cooling after you get out of the bath tends to be a natural sleep inducer… 
Christopher Winter, M.D., a fellow at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and medical director at the sleep center at Martha Jefferson Hospital, told Greatist.
A night shower would leave you SO relaxed. But be sure to shower at least 90 minutes before bedtime if you typically have trouble sleeping. 
Showering artificially raises the temperature again and allows for a faster cool down, which seems to hasten sleep. – Dr. Janet K. Kennedy, a clinical psychologist and sleep expert in New York.


  • You should be a morning showerer if you work out in the early morning. Of course after your morning workout, you MUST have a shower. Wouldn’t make much sense to get a shower at night, only to hop out of bed at 6a.m to start working out.
You should also shower at night if you do evening workouts. You definitely don’t want to go to bed with a sweaty body. Have a night shower after your evening workouts to wash off all the sweat.

  • You should be a night showerer if you don’t want to constantly wash your bed sheets/bedspread. You understand right? If you come home from school/work soaked in sweat and dirt, and you don’t want to ruin your bed with all that nasty skin particles, then you should have a night shower before lying on your bed.
Also, it turns out that there are lots of bacteria on your head, so if you go to bed without washing your hair in the shower for too many nights in a row, it could make your bed and pillow contaminated and your face prone to acne/pimples.


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So, which is better: A Morning shower or An Evening One?

Based on expert opinion and research, showering at night is the best way to rejuvenate your skin after a long day, and prevent skin problems.
Showering in the morning and night is harmless though, as long as you don’t dwell in HOT water for too long.
“Using very hot water can reduce moisture in the skin and strip away many of the skin’s natural lubricants,” - Dr Derek V Chan, a New York-based cosmetic and medical dermatologist said. He also said that as long as you shower for just a few minutes, no more than 10 minutes, then showering twice a day is not a problem.

Annnnd, It’s all down for a healthier skin…


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Saturday, 14 April 2018

April 14, 2018

Meet the ‘darkest’ Senegalese model, Khoudia Diop who has taken over the internet with her amazing skin colour!

Some people believe that black is beauty while fair colour only attracts.

This very dark and beautiful Senegalese model, Khoudia Diop who goes by the name @melaniin.goddess on Instagram has the most beautiful black skin and her pictures have taken over the internet! 


darkest Senegalese model Khoudia diop with black skin colour


Khoudia Diop is a young student and model who was once bullied about her color; but instead of letting criticism weigh her down, she embraced it and it is what has shot her into the social media fame. She only started modeling two years ago when she was just 17, but she already has over 500k followers on Instagram! After partnering with The Colored Girl, a creative agency that challenges society’s beauty standards, Diop’s images went viral online. Today, she is a full-time model who first made her mark in Paris before moving to New York.
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“I was teased a lot when growing up because of my skin tone” “And now even online sometimes, people will make comments” “Growing up, I faced it by confronting the bullies” “They nicknamed me darky, daughter of the night” “As I grew, I learned to love myself more every day, and not pay attention to the negative people”

darkest Senegalese model Khoudia diop black skin colour


 “The message I have for my sisters is that how you look doesn’t matter, as long as you feel beautiful inside” “One of my goals is to make all my dark-skinned sisters out there laugh at those with their ‘beauty standards’” “If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change”… words by the Senegalese model, Khoudia Diop.



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Khoudia Diop celebrates her amazing skin as she named herself “Melanin goddess”, as she is gradually becoming a beauty icon in the fashion industry. 

Sunday, 1 April 2018

April 01, 2018

Put an end to Child Abuse. Early, Forced Marriages Must Stop!



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After she was forced into a marriage, Zahara Mohamedi suffered from abuse until she decided to douse herself with oil and set herself on fire. Forced marriages occur worldwide, even in the U.S., though less frequently.


The news this past weekend about a 16 year-old girl from Texas who was allegedly tortured by her own parents after she refused to marry an adult man is nothing short of horrific and disturbing.
Nobody’s refusal to an unwanted marriage should compel their own parents to pour hot oil on their bodies, beat them with a broomstick or be choked.
Unfortunately, the practice of marrying off teens (or even younger kids) is commonplace in many parts of the world, several of which are predominantly populated by Muslims. Fortunately, it remains extremely rare in the United States.
Authorities in Bexar County described the brutal incident as the result of the girl refusing to enter into an “arranged” marriage. While this column isn’t intended to be an exercise in semantics, it’s important to note that arranged marriages and early forced marriages (EFMs) — which more precisely describes the type of union the parents in Texas were allegedly attempting for their daughter — are not interchangeable terms.
EFMs are prevalent throughout South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Countries with some of the highest rates include Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Niger, among others.
In Niger, for example, a United Nations Demographic and Health Survey found that 57 percent of girls between the ages of 10 and 14 are married and not attending school.

Other data revealed that some 50 countries allow marriages to take place before the age of 16. Some 14 million girls under age 18 are getting married each year, the organization states.
Islamic Relief USA — a humanitarian organization that works in Texas from its office in Plano, and was involved in Hurricane Harvey relief work — recently participated in a panel discussion at the 62nd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women to call attention to the causes of early and forced marriages.
In the Texas case, economic necessity can best explain the parents’ motivation to get their daughter married. They allegedly stood to receive $20,000 from their future son-in-law. The relationship would have been transactional in many senses of the word.
This is not to say that there hasn’t been some progress. In the Middle East., U.N. data show that in 1985, 35 percent of the population under the age of 18 were married. By 2010, that had fallen to 20 percent.
Still, there is a long way to go for the world community to help stanch the practice of early and forced marriages. The practice ultimately deprives girls of their individual rights, cuts off their education, poses health risks, and can relegate them to a second-class citizen status.
The world community must continue to find ways that are culturally sensitive, yet progressive, to provide young girls greater access to education, knowledge about their rights, and to fill the voids within their communities that can help them become entrepreneurial, independent, and most important, feel valued.
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April 01, 2018

Irregular Periods or Missed Cycle? See the Most Common Causes

The normal length of a woman's menstrual cycle is 28 days, but this varies between individuals. Irregular menstruation is when the length of the cycle is more than 35 days, or if the duration varies.




Periods can be quite annoying and sometimes irritating, as they are accompanied by belly pains, irritation and mood swings. But they can also be comforting and provide relief to many women. Regular periods are a sign that everything inside the body is operating exactly as it should be. But quite often, some women may face irregularity in periods. Apart from pregnancy and hitting menopause, there could be a variety of factors that could cause irregularity or abnormality in menses.

Doctors define periods as either ‘normal’ or ‘abnormal’ based on three criteria – how regular your cycles are, how long the bleeding lasts and how much you’re bleeding.

A normal bleeding lasts up to five to seven days, if it’s more than that it is considered as prolonged bleeding. A normal cycle requires you to change your pads three to four times a day, but if you are changing every hour then your bleeding is abnormally heavy. Start keeping a track of your periods, if you haven’t already done it.


Below we tell you what the possible causes of irregular periods (also called oligomenorrhea) could be.


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  • High Stress Levels: When you are undergoing a lot of stress, your body can start to conserve energy by preventing ovulation. Stress can suppress the hormones that regulate ovulation or the release of an egg from the ovaries. If ovulation doesn’t happen, a period won’t happen either. Stress can also contribute to hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA). When you don’t have a lot of estrogen – and levels of other hormones including luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) – fall below normal, you aren’t able to build up the uterine lining and therefore you don’t get your period.
          What to do: Use various lifestyle techniques that are a natural remedy for anxiety in order to combat stress, such as light exercise, healing prayer or meditation, essential oils, massage therapy,etc.
 Also, remember that rest and sleep are crucial for hormonal balance, so don’t let an avoidable lack of sleep run you down.



  • Poor Diet: A diet low in nutrients, antioxidants and probiotic foods can affect your periods. Excess cortisol hinders the optimal function of many other essential hormones such as sex hormones. It can also lead to protein breakdown, resulting in muscle-wasting and potentially osteoporosis. A high intake of sugar, hydrogenated fats and artificial additives are linked with thyroid issues and adrenal fatigue that can raise cortisol. If you’re struggling with menstruation, make sure to eat right kind of food. Foods that are high in antioxidants, nutrient-dense and that contain plenty of fats and proteins.
        What to do: Improve Your Diet. Some healthy fats to add to your diet include coconut oil, nuts and seeds, avocados, grass-fed butter, and wild-caught fish like salmon.



  • Over-Exercising: To maintain a healthy lifestyle moderate exercising is essential but too much exercise can also put excess pressure on your adrenal, thyroid and pituitary glands. For example, women who suddenly start intense training for a marathon, high level of physical exertion can put a sudden halt to their periods. Physical exertion can increase stress and deplete the body energy needed to regulate sex hormones. Exercise-induced amenorrhea can be an indicator of an overall energy drain and is most common among young women.
          What to do: Both too much and too little exercise can be problematic for controlling cortisol and stress hormones. If you experience menstrual problems, trying gentle forms of exercise in moderation might be able to help the problem. Focus on exercising as a way of reducing stress rather than burning calories to lose weight. Walking, yoga, dancing, light resistance training, and tai chi or qi gong are soft forms of exercise that emphasize and support gentle movement of the body. Doing 30-45 minutes most days can be beneficial, but more than an hour daily, or not giving yourself enough rest, can trigger period problems.


  • Low Body Weight: Body fat is important for creating enough estrogen, which is why extremely thing women or those with serious conditions like anorexia and bulimia can experience absent or missed periods. When your body mass index (BMI) falls below 18 or 19, you can start to miss your period due to having too little body fat. A low-calorie, low-fat diet can also result in nutrient deficiencies and lowered boy-fat percentages that may contribute to irregular periods and bone loss.

A one-off irregular period is not worrisome. If it is persistent and you’ve gone three cycles and it’s irregular, then it’s time to call your doctor. No matter how much women loathe ‘that time of the month’, we should be grateful that regular periods indicate that our bodies are performing to the mark. There are more possible reasons that can cause irregularities in periods, identify those factors, track your period calendar and do not miss to get in touch with your healthcare provider.


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Monday, 15 January 2018

January 15, 2018

Marley Dias, the 13-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks and the youngest member on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list for 2018!


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    Marley Dias is a young activist and feminist who launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks when she was in sixth grade, a campaign set out to donate 1,000 books that feature black girls as main characters in 2015. Since then, she has collected over 11,000 books! She is an editor of the #MarleyMag. She also became an author, as well as the youngest person on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list for its 2018 class. Her own book (MARLEY DIAS GETS IT DONE: AND SO YOU CAN) will be published in this year 2018, in a few weeks from the date of publishing of this post to be precise! At  12 years old, she already signed a deal with Scholastic to publish her own book about social justice and activism.

    

Marley’s work has led her to many places, including the White house, where she spoke at the United State of Women Summit alongside Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. She has also been featured on the WS Chronicle Newspaper and The InStyle Magazine which says “This Girl Could Be President in 30 Years!”
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    Marley has met her goal and beyond. She has become a great role model for children and even adults. We are soooo inspired by this young girl, Marley Dias; and we are so proud of her! 

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Marley Dias on Fox News


Sunday, 14 January 2018

January 14, 2018

HOW TOMATOES CAN CLEANSE YOUR FACE, REMOVE ACNE AND PIMPLES!



Do you know that tomatoes contain lycopene in high levels that has very good skincare benefits? Tomatoes also contain Vitamin A, C and antioxidants.




Tomatoes are capable of curbing wrinkles, brightening your skin, getting rid of tomatoes and acne. Isn’t that interesting? In fact, you can address almost all your skin-care and facial issues to tomatoes! Yes…you saw that right! Tomato is one of the most cost-effective DIY beauty and skin-care natural product and remedy. So this means that there’s actually no need to spend your money on skincare products when there’s a natural, cheaper and easy way to make your skin smoother and more radiant and shiny! All you just need do is pick up a few tomatoes from your veggie basket and you’re good to go!

Here, I’m going to share with you how to make an effective tomato face mask/scrub. Enjoy!


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1. FOR A MORE SHINY SKIN: (TOMATO + SUGAR)

I personally use this face scrub and I’ve been seeing amazing positive results! So I recommend this one as it acts as a natural exfoliator for your face and helps remove dead skin cells, hence making your skin glow!



Procedure: You need tomato and sugar. First of all, wash your face with soap and clean water, then dry. After this, slice a fresh tomato into two parts. Put about 2 spoons of sugar into a small bowl, and dip one half of the sliced tomato into the sugar for about a minute so that the sugar will be stuck on the tomato. Now, take the slice out and gently massage your face or neck or wherever you want. Leave on for about 10 minutes then rinse off with cool water.

Easy wasn’t it? Repeat this procedure at least twice a week for about 3 weeks for best results.


2. TO TREAT OILY SKIN: (TOMATO + CUCUMBER)

If you don’t want that oily skin anymore, then here’s a pack for you!


Procedure: You would need tomato and cucumber. Add 2 tablespoons of tomato juice to 2 tablespoons of cucumber. Mix them thoroughly together and apply on your face with a cotton wool. Allow it to dry and leave on for about 10 minutes, then rinse off with cool water.

Another easy one! Repeat this procedure at least twice a week for about 3 weeks for best results.



3. FOR OPEN PORES: (TOMATO + LEMON)

If you suffer open pores on your skin that makes it accumulate dust and blackheads, then this tomato and lemon pack is the ideal treatment for you.



Procedure: Mix 2 teaspoons of tomato juice and lemon juice. Now dip a cotton into the mixture and gently apply on the affected areas. Leave it to dry then rinse it with cool water after about 15 minutes.

If you do this thrice a week for at least a whole month, believe me you won’t have open pores on your face again!


4. FOR A SMOOTHER SKIN: (TOMATO + HONEY)

For a naturally glowing skin (without need for buying skincare products which may contain certain chemicals that are not really good for the skin), use this natural skin pack. This would not only make your skin smooth, but would keep your skin brighter and clearer!


Procedure: Blend a few pieces of tomatoes and mix 2 tablespoons of the tomato juice and 2 tablespoons of honey. Mix them thoroughly and apply the mixture on your face for about 10 minutes before rinsing off with cool water.


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

January 09, 2018

OFF-SHOULDER OUTFITS YOU'LL LOVE! - FASHION AND OUTFIT IDEAS.

If there's one top you need to own ASAP, it's the off-the-shoulder top 'cos it literally looks good on everyone!


Searching for off-shoulder outfit ideas? I've gathered 10 awwwwmazing off-the-shoulder outfit ideas just for you! Feel free to check 'em out!






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And the #1 on our list, which I so muccch love, and I know you will also love is this beautiful off-the-shoulder dress.Why I love it? It looks so feminine and retro! 😍 What do you think about it?



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#2 is sooo cute! You can rock a black off-the-shoulder dress with a colored bag for fun!😉

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#3 on our list is a simple, yet classy and beautiful off-shoulder top







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We can call this simple, yet beautiful! 😍






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Saturday, 6 January 2018

January 06, 2018

TWO INDIAN GIRLS BEATEN FOR MEETING MUSLIM BOYS!

Two Indian teenage girls were assaulted by a group of young men in Mangalore, India allegedly because the girls met up with Muslim boys... says a report in the BBC. 



A video showing four men, with one of them assaulting the students, was shared on social media on Tuesday. The video also shows a policeman trying to stop the men.
After being shared widely on social media, the video instigated outrage about the "moral-policing" culture in India, which has become more prevalent in the conservative country in recent years.

According to a report in The Times of India, the girls' attackers claim to be members of the right-wing Hindu organization Bajrang Dal, a militant youth group.

An article in the Hindustan Times reported that according to local police, "the girls, a Hindu and Christian, had gone with their Muslim friends to the zoo to celebrate a birthday when they were assaulted around 11 am."
The article also stated that police arrested three individuals for the attack. Local police reported that the teenagers all attend the same secondary school in Mangalore, India.


"The youngsters studying at a Pre-University (PU) college in Talipady (about 23km south of Mangaluru) are said to have been attacked for meeting their male friends, who are Muslims. We are carrying out an inquiry into the incident," Suresh added

"We have arrested two men who were assaulting two young students at Pilikula (northeastern part of Mangaluru). The men claim to be members of Hindu organisation Bajrang Dal," Mangaluru Police Commissioner T.R. Suresh told IANS.

The police have registered a First Information Report under sections 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement) and 355 (assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour a person).


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Thursday, 2 November 2017

November 02, 2017

HOW TO GET ALONG WITH YOUR SIBLINGS


Within your mind, rate your relationship with your sibling(s) on a scale of 1 to 5; 1 being “distant” and 5 being “close”.

     Some siblings are very close. Is that your case with your sibling(s)? Yes? Oh very good! You get along super well, you never fight? Sweet!
     But some siblings aren’t even close at all. Is that your own case? Yes? You guys have a relationship were you fight over almost everything no matter how trivial the subject is. He/she gets on your nerves so often? Don’t feel bad. It is very common among siblings.
arguing siblings
Alice says about her elder brother William: “He barges into my room anyhow and ‘borrows’ things without asking. He is so annoying!”
Before I fully analyze this issue, first think about the conflicts you’ve had with your sibling. What do you fight the most about? Possessions? Privacy? Or personality clashes? (For instance, he/she is selfish.) or any other reason???  It might also be that your sibling constantly annoys you by bossing around you or invading your space.


     1.    The first step is to identify the real issue and its cause!

arguing siblings
The clashes between you and your sibling may have started from a very little thing which could have been easily settled, but because you and/or your sibling has an irritation about the other or holds grudges against the other within his/her mind, it lead to an ugly outburst – more serious than it could have been. Do you understand that? Try re-reading it again, this time slower.
My point is that there is always an underlying issue behind every clash you have with your sibling(s). For instance, your reactions to someone who you’re in good terms with and someone you’re in bad terms with when she steps on your feet are totally different. Now you fully understand what I mean!
“Problems between siblings are like pimples – to fix them you need to treat the underlying cause, not just attack the symptom.”
Learn to identify the underlying issue to prevent clashes with your siblings. Get to the root of the issue and deal with it to prevent further clashes.
As Alice said about her brother earlier who barges into her room and “borrows” things without asking. Analyzing this; the incident is that her brother barges into her room and “borrows” things without her permission.  But the real issue is related to Respect. How should she deal with this issue properly? – If only she could peacefully convince William to respect her privacy and her properties, then there’s a high possibility that he would understand how she feels about it and also change his ways. This approach would also greatly improve their relationship.

    2.    See if together you can work out some rules that you both agree to about that underlying issue.

For example, if you clash over possessions,
Rule 1 could be “Always ask before taking an item that belongs to someone else.”
Rule 2 could be “Respect a sibling’s right to say, ‘No, you can’t use that item.’ ”
Remember: “All things, therefore, that you want men to do to you, you also must do likewise to them” – Matt. 7:12
That way, you will make rules that both you and your siblings can live by.

    3.    Don’t be quick to take offense.

Yes, your siblings will do or say things that upset you. But ask yourself, “Have I done something similar to them in the past?”  If you are the type that easily gets offended, you will find yourself constantly having quarrels with your siblings.

    4.    Forgive and Forget.

Though serious problems need to be discussed and resolved, the truth is that you don’t always need to call your sibling to account for every mistake he/she makes. Learn to forgive and forget easily!

    5.    Appreciate your sibling’s good qualities.

Rather than obsess about your sibling’s faults, why not find an opportunity to tell them what you admire about them? See their good qualities and if you do so, your siblings are likely to become less irritating to you. And you may even annoy them less!


Without my siblings, most of my best memories wouldn’t have ever happened.
To those who have siblings, I would say, ‘Don’t take them for granted!’ 😊



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Monday, 23 October 2017

October 23, 2017

HOW TO LOOK YOUNGER THAN YOUR AGE

     
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       There are plenty simple and natural ways to look younger, that doesn’t involve you wasting money on creams, or having surgical operations. Here are 16 of them:
1. Watch your diet - What you put inside your body reflects on the outside. Having a younger look starts with good health and eating what is appropriate for your body.
Drink lots of water – it is the most natural, cheapest and in fact, the best way to keep you looking fresher and younger.
Greatly reduce or completely eliminate sugar and refined carbohydrates. Nothing ages the skin like sugar does. Do you know that it can also be the cause of wrinkles? Opt in for whole grains.
Eat lots of veggies – it has lots of benefits aside improving your health and keeping your skin fresh. Click here to read the amazing benefits of vegetables.
Eat more fresh fruits. Fruits are filled anti-oxidants and nutrients that are essential to a beautiful and younger-looking skin. Click here to read the amazing benefits of fruits.

2. Watch your lifestyle - a younger look also has so much to do with living a healthy lifestyle
Regular exercise – exercising regularly will improve the look of your body by keeping you strong, burning excess fat, improving posture, and especially improving skin appearance. There are many activities and exercises that are even fun. To feel younger and look younger, you have to exercise regularly as it is the most important factor in looking younger.

3. Your hair – Don’t cut your hair too short and also, wear hair that suits your face. Some ladies put on hairs that make them look so much older than their age!


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4. Apply some make-up. There’s nothing wrong in applying some make-up on your face. But before you apply make-up, use moisturizer and/or makeup primer to keep your makeup on top of your skin rather than allowing it to settle into your pores.

5. Don’t wear a lot of makeup and don’t wear it everyday you will stay younger-looking if you use makeup sparingly. Your skin needs to breathe and makeup is full  of synthetic chemicals.

6. Make sure you remove your makeup every night before going to bed. If you leave your makeup on overnight, all the pollutants your face had attracted during the course of the day will stay on your skin and cause so much damage!

7. Feel free to use natural beauty products, such as olive oil, coconut oil, etc. they are great moisturizers, cleansers and also useful for all-round beauty.

8. Moisturize your entire skin daily, don’t forget your neck and your chest. This will help your skin look fresh and younger.

9. Treat blemishes and brown skin spots. You can easily treat them with some lemon juice diluted in water. Click here to read how to do deal with pimples and black spots.

10. Wear only clothes that fit you. Trying to hide fat by wearing baggy clothes will only make you look worse – larger and lazy. Don’t also put on clothes that are too tight, it could make you look like one desperate for attention. 

11. Put on a properly fitting bra. Put on that which is the proper size for you, it will make you look younger! 

12. Smile wide and be happy! You look younger than you really are when you put on a genuine smile. Stay positive.

13. Keep your eyebrows well-groomed and well-shaped. If your eye-brows are the wrong shape and untrimmed, then they can actually make you look sad, as well as older. Also, don’t overpluck your eyebrows. Simply give it a nice shape and fill in sparse areas.

14. Adequate Sleep & Rest. Lack of enough sleep can speed up the ageing process. Be sure to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night.

15. Get plenty of vitamin C - As stated earlier, eat lots of fruits such as oranges.



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