• Relationship Talk With Bukky: My ex comes back after I've fallen for someone else; what should I do now?

    He is so determined to get me back that he wants to get engaged and has completely forsaken his former plan to travel abroad. Dear Bukky,I dated a man, [let’s call him G] for 4 years. He is 27. I am 25. The relationship was extremely tumultuous as he was confused about the future and did not meet any of my emotional needs. I am someone who thinks about the future and he is someone who lives in the present.I always wanted to get married to him but he was not serious about it. He was always
  • Explore: A solo traveller's guide to Nigeria

    Grab a map and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime in Nigeria! Nigeria is the perfect West African country to explore independently. With a myriad of attractions, gorgeous scenery, and friendly locals, Nigeria has a lot to offer solo travellers. So, grab a map and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime in Nigeria!ALSO READ: Beautiful lakes to visit in NigeriaWhere to goNigeria is a large country made up of 36 states. To explore all the attractions in each state would take you almost a yea
  • Relationship & Dating: 5 habits you need to lose in order to find the love of your life

    5 things you should consider cutting out so as to become a better person to date and fall in love with. If love seems to find everyone easily but you, it could be because you are not doing some things right, and that you probably have some behavioural adjustments to make.Instead of expecting to be taken for who you are, it is better to assess yourself dispassionately to see if you really are the kind of person who should even be taken as they are or not.Here are some of the things you should con
  • McShayn's Love Thread: How far should I go to leave a good first impression on boo's parents?

    Here's a gist about nose rings, tattoos and whether or not there is a need to alter one's look to make a fantastic first impression on a partner's parents. As at the time of this piece, Twitter is deep in another one of its numerous debates, with opinions being fired from all angles about the importance of first impressions and how far one shouldn’t go to please a partner’s parents.How it beganA user,  Arinze Odira [@CaptanArinze] tweets about a couple
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  • Guy Smarts: Chris Pine is definitely coming back for 'Wonder Woman 2'

    Besides having the same first name, they all star in our favorite superhero and sci-fi movies; their fitness games are all on-point; Let's face it: As much as we love Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, and Chris Evans, it can be hard to tell the Hollywood actors apart. Besides having the same first name, they all star in our favorite superhero and sci-fi movies; their fitness games are all on-point; if you blurred your eyes and looked at the four of them, you'd be hard-pressed to tel
  • Fitness: How to stay fit after 40

    If I can push myself to my physical limit a couple of times a week and still have the energy to crawl around with my daughter, then I'm satisfied. I'm not an elite athlete. I'm just a guy on the precipice of middle age who enjoys running, biking, soccer, and tennis. If I can push myself to my physical limit a couple of times a week and still have the energy to crawl around with my daughter, then I'm satisfied.That makes me a useful filter. The pros have unlimited budgets and few demands
  • Fitness: Superhero fit workout of the day: Reverse lunge rope waves

    Battle (or battling) ropes offer gym-goers an entirely new dimension for their workouts; When you're looking to expand your workouts beyond the dull monotony that comes after the thousandth rep of standard presses, curls, and squats, you can wave your boredom goodbye by picking up a heavy rope.Battle (or battling) ropes offer gym-goers an entirely new dimension for their workouts; the implement can be used to target just about any muscle group for high octane HIIT routines or more calm, measured
  • Guy Smarts: Watch 3 wrestlers lose to a lion cub in Tug Of War

    Three grapplers from the WWE's development brand NXT waged a tug-based war with a lion cub at the San Antonio Zoo. The lion, quite frankly putting in minimal effort, wins soundly. You know that age-old question that has plagued mankind since the dawn of time, could three professional wrestlers beat a lion cub in a game of tug-of-war? Well, we finally have the answer, and folks, it's not looking good for humanity.Three grapplers from the WWE's development brand NXT waged a tug-based war
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  • Guy Smarts: Alexis Ohanian reveals his gym routine to get fit for his family

    It wasn't always that way. For the first 34 years of his life, the entrepreneur and co-founder of Reddit let his business take priority over his physical wellbeing. Lots of guys make excuses to skip the gym, but Alexis Ohanian isn't one of them. It wasn't always that way. For the first 34 years of his life, the entrepreneur and co-founder of Reddit let his business take priority over his physical wellbeing. He took pride in his ability to run on minimal sleep and staring at sc
  • Relationship Talk: Amal Clooney says she thought she'd be a spinster before she met George

    Speaking at an event awarding George the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Amal opened up about the beginnings of her time with George, and brought all the feels: The winners of the cutest-couple-ever award, George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney, just proved they're #relationshipsgoals once again.Speaking at an event awarding George the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Amal opened up about the beginnings of her time with George, and brought all
  • Girl Smarts: 6 wellbutrin side effects you don't want to ignore

    But yeah, that's just one common Wellbutrin side effect that can affect people who take this medication. It might seem unfair that the drug you're taking to relieve your depression is now giving you insomnia. Seriously: WTF!But yeah, that's just one common Wellbutrin side effect that can affect people who take this medication.Don't get me wrong, Wellbutrin (and antidepressants in general) do a lot of good-but it's always smart to be aware of the downsides, too.What is Wellbutr
  • Odd Enough: A 5-year-old girl woke up paralyzed from a tick bite

    On June 6, Jessica Griffin wrote on Facebook that her 5-year-old daughter Kailyn woke up and couldn’t walk. “I was just thinking that her legs were asleep," said Jessica. Finding a tick latched on to your body is enough to send anyone into a tailspin-but for one little girl in Mississippi, a tick bite actually caused temporary paralysis.On June 6, Jessica Griffin wrote on Facebook that her 5-year-old daughter Kailyn woke up and couldn’t wa
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  • Girl Smarts: A photo guide to all the random-ass bumps on your body

    Of course, 99 percent of the time I'm making a mountain out of a bug bite. But there are a few odd lumps and bumps on your skin that, while not necessarily harmful, can be obnoxious to deal with. I'd be lying if I said I've never stayed up late WebMD-ing after finding a mystery bump on my arm. Is it a pimple? A cyst? Skin cancer?!Of course, 99 percent of the time I'm making a mountain out of a bug bite. But there are a few odd lumps and bumps on your skin that, while not necessarily har
  • Relationship Talk: ‘What it’s like having Bruce Springsteen as my dad’

    He’s played that stadium many times. I was doing a leadline class where you just sit on the pony as someone walks you around and you try to have good posture. When I was little and starting to ride horses, my dad was cautious. I remember driving with him to my first competition at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey (then called the Meadowlands) when I was about 4 years old. He’s played that stadium many times. I was doing a leadline class where you just sit on the pony as someone walks yo
  • Relationship Advice: What to do if you suspect that your partner is cheating on you

    If for any reason you ever suspect your partner of cheating, these are some of the best steps to take. There comes a time in some relationships where suspicions arise, and one partner begins to feel that maybe, just maybe they are being cheated on.The commonness of this worry seems logical given how cheating is a prevalent societal ill, a relationship/marriage issue so common that even the best boyfriends and most devoted girlfriends have sometimes been found guilty of.So if you ever find yourse
  • Fitness: Um, apparently Brie Larson can deadlift 215 pounds after training for 'Captain Marvel'

    Now, Brie is opening up about how she trained for the role, and she had to dig deep. ICYMI, Brie Larson is going to be the title character in the upcoming Captain Marvel movie. And, if the trailer is any indication, she’s going to be a total badass in it.Now, Brie is opening up about how she trained for the role, and she had to dig deep. “I will say that I learned that I’m much stronger than I realize in playing [Captain Marvel],” she recently told&nbs
  • Girl Smarts: The 7 best things to order at Chick-Fil-A, according to nutritionists

    And tbh, they might seem more appealing than choosing between a sad vending machine sandwich or something greasy from the likes of a fast-food place. Ever stop for gas on a road trip and feel so hungry you're seriously considering eating those goodness-knows-how-old-they-are mints in your cupholder? And tbh, they might seem more appealing than choosing between a sad vending machine sandwich or something greasy from the likes of a fast-food place.But! It is possible to hit the drive-through witho
  • Girl Smarts: Jennifer Garner's secret to never missing a workout is smart AF

    Her morning routine isn't for the faint of heart (or the night owls)...but it might just inspire you to skip hitting the snooze buttontomorrow. Based on the fact that Jennifer Garner has two (painfully cute) kids and a packed filming schedule-have you seen the bad ass trailer for Peppermint?-it's not terribly surprising that her days start early (we're talking 5:15 a.m. early!). Her morning routine isn't for the faint of heart (or the night owls)...but it might just inspire yo
  • Fitness: 'I lost 50 pounds, even though I hate the gym'

    I'd eat when I was stressed out, if I had a bad day, or if I was upset. My core meals weren't necessarily unhealthy-but the amount of emotional snacking I did each day really did me in. I've always been on the heavier side-but it wasn't until college that I realized I was an emotional eater.I'd eat when I was stressed out, if I had a bad day, or if I was upset. My core meals weren't necessarily unhealthy-but the amount of emotional snacking I did each day really did me in.
  • Relationship Talk: Jillian Michaels announced she's no longer engaged to long-time fiancé Heidi Rhoades

    The two have been engaged for more than two years and have been together for almost a decade. In the latest "love is dead" news, former Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels announced on Instagram Friday that she and her fiancé, Heidi Rhoades, have "been split up for awhile now." The two have been engaged for more than two years and have been together for almost a decade. They have two children together: their 6-year-old son, Phoenix, and 8-year-old daughter, Lukensia.In the po
  • Guy Smarts: So is LASIK eye surgery safe, or what?

    But a recent New York Times report has raised serious questions about the safety of the procedure. When LASIK eye surgery first received FDA approval in the late 90s, it was viewed as something of a miracle procedure, as people with vision problems were thrilled by the prospect of no longer needing to wear glasses or contact lenses. But a recent New York Times report has raised serious questions about the safety of the procedure.The story featured testimon
  • Guy Smarts: Do probiotic supplements have any health benefits?

    In response to the craze, pharmacy and health food store shelves are exploding with probiotic supplements. You've probably heard a ton about probiotics, a.k.a. the good-for-you bacteria that contributes to your overall gut health. In response to the craze, pharmacy and health food store shelves are exploding with probiotic supplements. But with so many options, how do you know which products work best? And do you even need to take probiotic supplements for overall gut health in the fir
  • Guy Smarts: This dude's absurd football catch is the manliest thing you'll see this week

    As NFL quarterback slash giant doofus Tom Brady could tell you, catching a football isn't easy. Welcome to Manliest Moment, where we decide which dude crushed the subtle art of manliness the hardest this week. Next up: This former college football player casually defies gravity. As NFL quarterback slash giant doofus Tom Brady could tell you, catching a football isn't easy. Two feet planted on the ground and staring the thrower uncomfortably dead in the eye you're still go
  • Guy Smarts: David Beckham: What fatherhood means to me

    But for me and for the many dads and mums I’ve spoken to about parenting over the years, it comes down to two things – love and fear. There are many emotions that run through us when we think about our children. But for me and for the many dads and mums I’ve spoken to about parenting over the years, it comes down to two things – love and fear. It is these emotions that push us to achieve more for our children, every day.I recently travelled to Indonesia with UNICEF,
  • Guy Smarts: 'Family man' author Calvin Trillin on fatherhood, lessons from his dad, and trump's parenting style

    Over the past 60 years, Trillin has published hundreds of articles, essays, and books as a journalist, novelist, chronicler of Americana, memoirist, humorist, doggerel poet, and general “grump for the ages." If you've never read Calvin Trillin, you're really missing out on something - specifically, the personal embarrassment suffered by laughing out loud in public.Over the past 60 years, Trillin has published hundreds of articles, essays, and books as a journalist, novelist,
  • Wizkid: Singer fronts Dolce & Gabbana's Spring/Summer 19 collection

    Rocking a black ensemble with heavy golden designs and a studded face mask, Wizkid redefined style, the Nigerian way. Wizkid showed a different side to himself as he modelled the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 19 collection which the designer brand unveiled on Saturday, June 16, 2018.The "Ojuelegba" hit singer strutted down the runway, much to the delight of his excited fans.ALSO READ: Starboy makes history in a N992K Palm Angels tracksuitRocking a black ensemble with heavy golden designs and
  • Financial Freedom: 3 mistakes you need to avoid when you are trying to get out of debt

    Making the three mistakes below will keep you stuck in that debt. Getting into debt can be so easy, getting out not so much. Today, we look at three common mistakes that make getting out of debt so difficult. These mistakes include:Trying to pay off multiple debts at onceFaced with more than one debt, a lot of people try to address all at once. The result - feeling frustrated, getting stuck, broke and acquiring a new debt in order to attempt to pay off the old ones.The solution is to
  • Girl Smarts: Erin Andrews: ‘I text my dad about work constantly'

    When I was young, I told him I wanted to be a sports broadcaster, and he said, “Erin, everybody wants to do that; it’s hard and there’s a lot of work involved.” I was born in New England, the older of two girls. My dad was a huge sports fan-his teams were the Red Sox, the Celtics, the Green Bay Packers-but we never really played sports together, we only watched them. (I was on a competitive dance team.)When I was young, I told him I wanted to be a sports broadcaster, and
  • Sex & Relationships: The 10 best sex positions to stimulate your clit

    “Research shows it’s clitoral stimulation, not vaginal stimulation, that is the powerhouse of the female orgasm,” says sex therapist Ian Kerner, Ph.D., author of She Comes First. You know how in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare famously wrote, “And though she be but little, she is fierce”? Yeah, that basically sums up your clit. “Research shows it’s clitoral stimulation, not vaginal stimulation, that is the powerhouse of the fe
  • Guy Smarts: Why so many guys are getting breast reduction surgery

    But even though gynecomastia is common, many men still find it embarrassing - particularly during the summer months, when you're more likely to hit the beach or poolside BBQ. If you have gynecomastia - the medical term for "man boobs" - you're far from alone. In fact, an estimated 30% of men experience gynecomastia in their lifetime, according to a 2014 study.But even though gynecomastia is common, many men still find it embarrassing - particularly during t
  • Girl Smarts: Vape juice flavors for e-cigarettes may cause heart issues

    But, yeah, about that...e-cigs may be bad for your heart, too-particularly if vape juice flavorings are involved. (Sorry, unicorn milk, beetle juice, and lemon twist fans.) If you're, oh, basically any e-cigarette smoker, you're probably choosing to vape rather than smoke a cigarette because you think it's better for you than something that contains tobacco and nicotine. But, yeah, about that...e-cigs may be bad for your heart, too-particularly if vape juice flavorings are involved. (S
  • Odd Enough: This dad overcame a heroin addiction. Then his son started taking painkillers

    As his son, Eric, grew up, he was open with him about his past struggles with addiction, believing that if Eric knew his story, he wouldn't fall into the same trap he did. Decades ago, Rick Dyer, 66, was using 48 to 50 bags of heroin a day. When he finally got sober, it was after experiencing the agonies of withdrawal in a Massachusetts jail cell.Rick, who's been sober for 42 years now, went on to start a family. As his son, Eric, grew up, he was open with him about his past struggles w
  • Fitness: Watch the mountain squat 440 pounds an absurd amount of times

    Case in point: Hafþór Björnsson, a.ka. The Mountain, a.k.a the current reigning World's Strongest Man, squatting 440 pounds an incredibly impressive 29 times in a throwback video. You don't get to just be the literal strongest man in the world without occasionally showing off your freaky power.Case in point: Hafþór Björnsson, a.ka. The Mountain, a.k.a the current reigning World's Strongest Man, squatting 440 pounds an incredibly impressive 2
  • Odd Enough: Jada Pinkett-Smith says her grandma taught her about masturbation at age 9

    But it turns out Jada Pinkett Smith has always been very open with her daughter Willow about sex. Of all the awkward sex talks you can have with your parents, the masturbation one is definitely right up there. But it turns out Jada Pinkett Smith has always been very open with her daughter Willow about sex.Jada dished it all on the latest episode of her Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk, which featured Willow, 17, Jada’s mom Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and Willow’s best fr
  • Relationship Talk: 6 first date ideas that will make you look like a creative genius

    Now that you're done patting yourself on the back, you've got a first date to plan. You don't want to mess this up and suggest she watch you play video games or give you accounting advice - unless you're trying to get ghosted, that is. So you managed not to make a fool of yourself on a dating app, and you actually scored yourself a date. Congratulations, good sir!Now that you're done patting yourself on the back, you've got a
  • Odd Enough: I found out my daughter had brain cancer the day after father's day

    In honor of Father's Day, we are highlighting the story of one of these parents: Moises Funtila, 48, whose daughter Katie had brain cancer. Every year, more than 15,700 kids in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer. This means there are tens of thousands of parents who are forced to navigate an incredibly complex healthcare system as they fight a battle that every parent dreads: trying to save their children's lives. In honor of Father's Day, we are highlighting
  • Poultry: Here are 5 things you should know before starting this business

    Get every possible information from people who have been in the business for long and supplement it with the following: If you're planning to start your own poultry farm, it is advisable that you enter the business well prepared by considering all of its aspects. From setting up some basic equipment to raising the birds and marketing your business, you have to take every step wisely; because if you conduct your business carefully it will grow fast. Nevertheless, it is important to conduct a prop
  • Nosebleed: Causes, treatment and possible ways to prevent this disorder

    Anterior nosebleed is the type of nosebleeds said to occurs when the blood vessels in the front of the nose break and bleed. Although a sudden or irregular nosebleed can be rarely serious, it becomes advisable to see your doctor if the issue becomes frequent as it could be that you have a very serious problem.Be that as it may, there are two kinds of nosebleeds: 1. Anterior nosebleed Anterior nosebleed is the type of nosebleeds said to occurs when the blood vessels in the front of the nose break
  • #ShakuShakuforNaija: Guinness Nigeria is honouring the football season

    Guinness nigeria’s bold move supporting nigerian football. On Thursday June 14th at its Oba Akran Headquarters, Guinness Nigeria treated its staff to an internal engagement session geared towards garnering support for the nation’s number one passion, football during this football season. For its flagship brand, Guinness, football is a key component of its consumer engagement. This stems from a profound knowledge of the passion and energy that unites Nigerians regardless of socia
  • Girl Smarts: Anna Victoria's fave abs and butt moves are shockingly simple

    But when it comes to her fave moves to tone her abs and butt, the personal trainer and Body Love App creator actually prefers some pretty simple ones. Take a quick scroll through fit-fluencer Anna Victoria's Instagram page, and you'll find no shortage of videos showcasing impressive workout moves (and, let's be real, showing off her insanely strong body).But when it comes to her fave moves to tone her abs and butt, the personal trainer and Body Love App creator actually prefe
  • Financial Tips: 5 money-saving tips for big families

    Regardless of how many family members you have, saving money is still possible. Having a lot of mouths to feed and people to take care of in a big family is quite difficult. Trying to save money in addition to this might seem impossible but it does not have to be if you take advantage of these five money-saving tips.Below are tips from people with large families:Use only what you needKerri Engle, a 28-year-old mom based in New Orleans with four kids tells US News that large families need to focu
  • Scotland: A village for homeless people set to open in Edinburgh

    All these took two years of planning and 10 months of building to complete. Social Bite, a social business, will be opening a village for homeless people in Edinburgh, Scotland.Architect Jonathan Avery of Tiny House Scotland designed the buildings to be sustainable, energy efficient and highly insulated. According to Avery, the Social Bite Village has 11 NestHouses, each of which has two bedrooms, a shared WC and shower, a comfy lounge area and a compact kitchenette.ALSO READ: You won't find wee
  • Healthy Eating: Health benefits of lettuce

    This power plant is responsible for lowering cholesterol levels and inflammation, prevention of cancer and protection of neurons. The health benefits of lettuce cannot be overemphasized. This power plant is responsible for lowering cholesterol levels and inflammation, prevention of cancer, protection of neurons and a constant supply of antioxidants.Lettuce was first cultivated by the Egyptians thousands of years ago. The Egyptians used the seeds to produce oil and also ate the leaves of the vege
  • Single & Searching: How to live your best life while waiting for the love of your life

    This will show you seven great ways to enjoy being single and doing the most while at it! It's fun to be in love and do all the cool stuff people do when they are in a relationship.For one reason or another, there are those who are not in any romantic relationship but that does not mean the end of the world.As a matter of fact, being single has its own advantages as single people get to avoid some relationship problems people face when they are in love.Everyone can enjoy a great life, with a sig
  • Ocean's 8: Style or design the look of the night to win N500,000 from Filmhouse Cinemas at premiere

    To celebrate the opening of the highly-anticipated film, we are offering you creatives and designers the giveaway of a lifetime. Ocean's 8 is nearly upon us and a $150 million necklace up for grabs at the Met Gala on the 17 of June happening at the Filmhouse cinema. Get in on the action by styling or designing the look of the night to win N500,000 from Filmhouse Cinemas at the glamorous premiere.Actually, we were referring to the movie Ocean's 8 starring Sandra Bullock and Ri
  • Denrele Edun: Check out the VJ's eccentric birthday photos

    VJ and fashion celebrity, Denrele Edun, sure knows how to celebrate his 37th birthday with a bang with these eccentric photos. Denrele Edun has never shied away from daring outfits. Dressed in a dapper suit or just paint, check out the VJ's eccentric birthday photos.On the 13th of June, Denrele Edun celebrated his 37th birthday in grand style. Denrele is a television host and popular VJ that has been in the social scene for many years. His style and personality have always got people talking, wh
  • Style Profile: Blogger, Cassie Daves, wears what she likes and looks good doing it

    Whether Cassie is rocking a casual, vintage or elegant look, she never fails to make everything about tall girl fashion look cute. Being tall has its own style rules. Lifestyle blogger, Entrepreneur and Medical Doctor, Cassie Daves is definitely owning her style, wears what she likes and looks good doing it. Cassandra “Cassie Daves” Ikegbune is an award-winning blogger, medical doctor and entrepreneur with a unique style ranging from vintage casual to chic formal. With a large o
  • Odd Enough: Woman says she was given breast implants without consent following double mastectomy

    Donna's mother was diagnosed with, treated for, and survived breast cancer at age 50, and her aunt died from the disease at age 50. A woman sued a hospital in England after she said she was given breast implants without her consent following surgery for a double mastectomy.Donna Finegan-White, 44, of Swindon, Wiltshire says she elected to have the double mastectomy-which took place in October 2014 at Great Western Hospital in Swindon-in order to reduce her risk of br
  • Girl Smarts: 7 Vyvanse side effects you should definitely know about

    The amphetamine stimulant-which is similar to Adderall-can help control ADHD symptoms like the inability to pay attention or stay focused, and curb constant fidgeting, says Beth Donaldson, M.D., medical director at Copeman Healthcare Centre in Vancouver. Fidgeting, restlessness, inattention-all are symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. So it may seem counterproductive (to say the least) to take a stimulant to manage ADHD.But that's exactly what Vyvanse is.The amphe
  • Girl Smarts: Your NO-B.S. Guide to your vagina and everything around it

    What many women are referring to when they say "vagina" is actually the vulva-your external genitalia. Mind = blown, huh? It's often used to describe your ever-elusive lady parts as a whole, but it's actually a misnomer: Your vagina's technically inside of your body (that's why an ob-gyn has to use a speculum to see it); What many women are referring to when they say "vagina" is actually the vulva-your external genitalia. Mind = blown, huh?Familiarizing yourself with...yourself