Wednesday, September 30, 2015

After the Wedding - How to Smooth Out the Moving in Together Process

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By Jenna Brown

You made it! The vows have been exchanged, you paid the caterer and the photographer, you cut the cake and you’ve filed all of the proper paperwork. You’re officially married! Now what? If you already live together, your day to day life probably won’t look all that much different now that you’ve made things official. If you’re an old fashioned couple, however, you have one more step: moving in together.
Moving in together is one of those things that seems ridiculously simple...until you actually have to do it. Suddenly you’re merging two homes--filled with personal belongings, memories, etc. into a single dwelling. There are going to be some bumps in the road. Hopefully, though, if you follow our advice, you can keep the fighting to a minimum.  
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

How To Attract the Right Person On Social Media - Be Yourself!

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By Nkem Akinsoto

Every day we hear of couples who get married after meeting each other online and on social media. Whether Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or simply private messaging forums and even blogs, all have registered several romances that end in marriage or some kind of long-term relationship.

A few days ago, news of the traditional wedding between two Nigerians who met on Twitter swept the blogosphere. Oyinkansola had replied a DM (direct message) sent by Olaoluwa and 3 years later, they are now husband and wife. Olaoluwa's DM to Oyinkansola was his first attempt at sending a DM and she was the first lady who replied him.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Shopping For Winter Coats - Waterproof Rating Vs. Breathability Rating?

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When you shop for winter coats, you are probably going to encounter two different terms: waterproof rating and breathability rating.  Understanding what these terms mean can go a long way toward helping you choose a coat that can stand up to whatever winter in your neck of the woods throws at you. Below we explain these two rating systems and which one you need to consider for which types of winter coats you need.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Official Photos From WED Expo's MBNWedding Season 2 Lagos Winners

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Noye and Emmanuel Ofulue, the Lagos winners of WED Expo‘s wedding competition, My Big Nigerian Wedding have tied the knot in style, and their wedding was one that would be remembered for a long long time.

The newlyweds entered for this contest along with hundreds of couples and after a rigorous round of voting and a grand finale, they emerged winners of the competition carting away a N15Million wedding and a honeymoon in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy the full official photos for the couple’s wedding below...

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On Same-Sex Marriage - A Look at Children Raised In The LGBT Community

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Often, questions are raised about the children who are raised in gay marriages during discussions about the recently passed decision of the US Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. So I was intrigued when I came across this infographic that attempts to answer some of these questions in a scientific manner. Check it our below...

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

One Month Before The Wedding? Here's Your Essential Checklist

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It seems like only a minute since he was down on one knee, offering you a diamond ring! The months fly by, and you’re only a few weeks away from the biggest day of your life. One month before the wedding is when the nerves start to kick in. It’s when the stress starts to build up, as everything must come together perfectly.

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How To Start an Exercise Regime After Pregnancy

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Being a parent is exhausting – more so if you’re new at it. The demands of your baby coupled with the changes in your body can put you under a lot of stress. It is important to take things easy after the birth of a child to avoid wearing yourself out.
The period after giving birth can be challenging mentally and physically for most mothers. You worked hard to give birth, putting a lot of strain on your body and it will take a while to get back to normal. You are likely to experience some pains and twinges as your body recovers and your emotions may be all over the place in the days following delivery. For this reason, you should be gentle with yourself.

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8 Vital Dating Rules Every Woman Should Know

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We all know it - dating is anything but an easy game. If you want to get things right, you have to work at it. You can't just turn up to a date and hope for the best. Instead, you need to show the person what it means to you. That means that you need to make an effort. If you're about to go on a first date, you need some advice to help you along the way. Here are eight rules that every woman should know.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

What We Can Learn About Parenting from Celebrities

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By Jenna Brown

I’m not a big fan of celebrity role models. People who have a lot of money without much by way of normal, human responsibility tend to make a hash of the kind of life that ordinary people have to deal with. They make the kinds of decisions that only the extremely wealthy, and socially disconnected could possibly relate to.

But there is one area of their lives that is eminently relatable to just about anyone. That would be the parenting aspect of their persona. One of the reasons they are so relatable in this area is that almost no one is a particularly good parent. We all make the same mistakes that have been made by parents for the last million years. Celebrities are no different.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

9 Signs You SERIOUSLY Need Marriage Counseling

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By Sylvia Smith

What many people do not realize is that counseling can help prevent problems in a relationship.  Learning ways to build a relationship before there are problems is one reason some couples seek a counselor.  Unfortunately, many couples wait too long before they consider marriage counseling and do not care enough about their partner to continue with the marriage.  If you are even wondering if counseling might help, it is probably time to find a counselor.

Deciding when to seek marriage counseling can be a tough decision.  Check out the list below to see if you and your partner might need to see a professional for marriage tips.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

How to Help a Loved One Suffering from Addiction

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by Jenna Brown

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) estimates that 17.6 million people in the United States suffers from alcoholism or alcohol dependency, which is one in 12 people over the age of 12. Several million more people engage in risky drinking behavior. The NCADD reports that 20 million Americans have used an illegal drug in the past 30 days, and another 48 million are using prescription drugs for non-medical reasons.
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5 Easy Ways To De-Stress Your Relationship

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By Patrick Vernon

According to the American Psychological Association, the most frequently cited causes of stress are money (75 per cent), work (70 per cent), and the economy (67 per cent). However, while these aspects of life are often out of our control and the same can’t be said for the fourth most-common cause - relationships.

Apparently, 58 per cent of people believe that everyday dealings with their significant other is the reason behind stress and anxiety. So, if you feel the same way, what can you do to reduce the stress in your relationship and live a much more contented life? After all, with money on our minds we stand need emotional strife too…

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Those Little Things - 3 Ways To Show Love To Your Partner

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By Nkem Akinsoto

When you are in a relationship, whether married or yet to be, the easiest way to keep the love and romance alive is to keep looking for ways to make the other person happy. Even if you don't get it right all the time, the fact that you are making efforts to do so goes a long way to show that you care and appreciate your spouse or partner. And in my personal experience, I have found that often, it is those little things that are the most important when it comes to laying a foundation of love and sweet memories in your relationship.

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How To Take Your Fitness To The Next Level In 4 Easy Steps

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By Christina

It doesn’t matter how fit you are; there is always room for improvement. So, whether you haven't broken a sweat for over a year, or work out three or four times a week, read on. This article will show you several ways of taking your fitness to the next level.

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

How to Choose The Perfect Engagement Ring - Step-by-step Guide For Men

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By Sheryl Alfaro

After several relationships, you have finally found the perfect girl and you are ready to jump from boyfriend to fiancé. You asked her father for her hand in marriage and you plan to make the perfect proposal. The first step towards your dream wedding is buying the perfect engagement ring.

There is a lot of pressure in buying an engagement ring. This will serve as a symbol of your love for your partner. It also shows your willingness to spend the rest of your life with her. Furthermore, your girlfriend will most likely show off the ring to her friends and family. Now that’s a lot of pressure!

Well, buying an engagement ring does not have to be a stressful ordeal. With the right amount of knowledge, coupled with your excitement to take your relationship to the next level, buying an engagement ring can be a pleasant experience. Here are some important things to keep in mind in selecting the perfect engagement ring.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Commandments of Being a Bridesmaid – An Info-graphic

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Getting asked to be a bridesmaid is very much an honor so it is a role that needs to be taken seriously no matter how many times you have been asked to do it! The wedding day is a monumental occasion in the bride’s life and she has asked you to be a special part of it.

Being a bridesmaid can also be fun as you get to be in the wedding party and be treated like a VIP for the day. You also get the opportunity to get to know new people – maybe you haven’t met the groomsmen before, or maybe you haven’t met your fellow bridesmaids either!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Stephanie Linus Campaigns To Stop Violence Against Women In Elections [Photos]

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Nollywood actress, producer and director Stephanie Linus was yesterday announced as the Ambassador for the ‘Stop Violence Against Women In Elections’ Campaign. This project is funded by the USAID, and is an initiative of the NDI in partnership with the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA). Her formal presentation as an ambassador took place yesterday at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, photos below...

Stop-VAWIE (Violence Against Women In Elections) Campaign is a project that seeks to create public awareness on various forms of violence against women before, during and after elections in Nigeria, which often militates their active participation in the electoral process.

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Is Unwanted Facial Hair Stopping You From Kissing Your Husband?

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By Kevin Dicerbo

Many women deal with unwanted facial hair though they rarely talk about it. As women, facial hair is a problem no matter where it’s found but for some women in relationships, the most problematic is the fuzz on the upper lip or stubble on the chin. Those key parts of the face that come into play when you are kissing your partner and they want to touch or hold your face. 
Kissing is one of the most intimate acts a couple can share, and when it’s gone, so goes much of the intimacy in a relationship. But some women do let this important aspect of their relationship go slack in order to save themselves the embarrassment of a rough face.
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The Home-Maker by Juliet Kego [Poetry]

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My thoughts when I first read this poem by Juliet Kego (pictured above) was this is absolutely beautiful! The Home Maker by Juliet Kego is so touching and yet so strong. The poem, which Juliet calls Floetry, gives a voice to the woman at home toiling to make her home and feeling unsatisfied and underappreciated. The woman in the poem knows when she's had all she can carry, and what she needs to do in order to find herself. Enjoy the poem below...

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