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Who else has bedbug infestation in her home ?  It can’t be only me. Unilag students should better raise their hands because our beds are forever cursed with these insects.
I got tired of buying of insecticides and looked at google to what attracts them. Is it because I am sexy or what?
But, its just my bed sheet and their need to feed.

You might see your favorite sheets differently from now on

No two words strikes fear faster than “bed bugs.” They’re easy to spread, hard to see and nearly impossible, it seems, to eradicate.

Thankfully, a new study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology sussed out what could be a useful weapon against them: Color.

The scientists made tiny tents out of folded cardstock in eight different colors and placed them in Petri dishes. They then plopped a bed bug in the middle, who had 10 minutes to decide which tent to hide in.

Overall, bed bugs strongly tended to choose Red tents over the other colors, almost 29% of the time. Black was a close runner-up, drawing in bed bugs 23% of the time. Bed bugs pretty much avoided green and yellow tents.

I’m off to change my bed sheet now.

Sexual harassment is defined by as the unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.

If you think you’re being harassed, take these five steps:
1. State your objections clearly
Here’s a story of a lady who was once sexually offended
” I once attended a company offsite complete with trust falls and other physical group activities. At one point, with co-ed groups climbing over each other in yet another survival game, one of the male colleagues made a graphic remark about the women touching the men. I and another female colleague spoke up right away, “That’s not funny.” After the exercise, he apologized. From then on, he kept his same boorish humor but after work hours and not with his female colleagues” .

The situation may not resolve as cleanly as mine did but your reaction needs to be that clear. Don’t make a joke. Don’t stay silent. Don’t get mad – you want to diffuse the situation, not escalate it. A neutral voice is sufficient. This also goes for people who witness harassment – you can and should let the offender know the remarks or actions are unwelcome.
2. Document the unwanted activity
If you state your objection and the harassment continues, continue to state your objections but also document the specifics – date, time, place, details of what the offender did, your response, the offender’s reaction, and who else was present who might have witnessed what happened. You want to have this information available for others you will call in to help you because you already tried to fix the situation on your own and that isn’t working. You can and should get help.
3. Consult helpful outsiders
Start with your support system outside the company. Consult a mentor or friend in HR, and share the documented details.

You also want to look for support inside the company. Have you seen harassment of others? Are these colleagues willing to join your effort? Maybe a case has already been opened, and you can lend your support to that. What does your company policy guide state about how to report harassment? Typically, HR is the first step to make an official case, but you may want to start the dialogue with the offender’s boss.

4. Start an official case
If you don’t know the offender’s boss or aren’t comfortable dealing directly with that person, then start with HR. Your HR contact should open an investigation which will include speaking to the offender, that person’s boss and other potential witnesses to the offender’s behavior. Again, your documented details will come in handy here, so you really want to have all the activity captured.

Remember that these steps are helpful for all types of harassment, not just sexual harassment. Remember, too, that you are involved even if you are not the offender or the harassed: If you see bad behavior, you should call it out. If you are the manager of someone who is harassed or someone accused of offending, you need to take action immediately—listen with an open mind to both accounts, document as much as you can, and enlist HR support.

The feeling of an orgasm is one of the greatest  sensations our bodies can experience. Women are thought to have up to 11 different types of  orgasm, which can differ in intensity from a mild and  subtle feeling to an intense and explosive rush of  sensations, depending on how our bodies and minds  are feeling at the time and also how we feel about the  person we are engaged with.

Achieving an orgasm can have an array of health  benefits that affect us physically and emotionally—due  to the chemical changes that take place within our  bodies. During an orgasm a release of hormones such as oxytocin , vasopressin, endorphins and dopamine are  secreted which have powerful mood enhancing and  therapeutic effects

In case we need more reasons to enjoy a full blown  orgasm, here are 9 surprising health benefits of  orgasm.

1. Reduces stress and depression.
The hormone Oxytocin is a powerful stress reliever and is a natural antidote to stress hormones within the  body.
When the body climaxes the amygdala, which is the  part of the brain responsible for fear and anxiety, is  blocked which helps to produce a healthier mental  wellbeing. A natural pain killer

2. Increases your memory.
During climax blood circulation is increased which  transports nutrients and oxygen to the hypothalamus,  which is the centre of the brain for memory and  learning, keeping the brain alert.

3. Assists sleep.
Oxytocin, also known as the love hormone and  endorphins are released during sex causing a sedative  effect, allowing the body to relax and let go of tension  by lowering blood pressure. This promotes restful and  deeper sleep.

4. Makes you more beautiful.
With the flow of pheromones that are emitted during an orgasm and the release of endorphins, which makes  cheeks flush, skin appear smoother and hair shinier.  We radiate a natural post coital afterglow that can last  for days.

5. Protects us from colds and flu.
Due to the release of antibodies, in particular  immunoglobulin A, that naturally boost and increase  our immune system, we are less susceptible to colds  and flus as our body’s defences strengthen to fight  illness.

6.   Burns calories.
As the heart rate increases more calories are burned.  While an orgasm itself only burns around three  calories, leading up to burns the most. Half an hour of  active sex can burn around 150 calories. Plus, muscles all over the body are toned in the  process.

7. Detoxes the body.
Due to perspiration during sex we naturally flush out  toxins as our blood flow increases. Sweating causing  an overall lymphatic massage and also releases  skin-nourishing oils.

8. Boosts our sense of smell.
After climax our bodies release a hormone known as  prolactin which causes stem cells in the brain to grow  new neurons in the olfactory bulb, where smell is  formed. This in turn increases our sense of smell.

9. Increases bonding and love hormones.
Oxytocin released during orgasms facilitates social  bonding, intimacy and attachment bringing two people  closer when they experience sexual pleasure together.
The more frequently we orgasm, the more health  benefits we receive.

Whether we self-pleasure, using our hands or with a  vibrator or we are in a sexual relationship of any kind,  achieving an orgasm can increase our overall physical  health, looks and wellbeing.

Coming off the release of his  Twenty88collaborative project with Jhene Aiko, Big Sean covers XXL’s 2016 spring issue.

The Detroit rapper is highlighted along with a battle rap feature and news about Macklemore, Plies, Flatbush Zombies, Fetty Wap and Quality Control Music.

In the cover story, Big Sean Don details his work with Aiko and discusses his next solo album, which will be the follow-up to  Dark Sky Paradise.

The magazine is slated to be available April 19.

In the past few months, the city of Lagos and its neighboring communities had been unprecedented bombarded with trucks of watermelon like never before. I presume many more people are beginning to go the healthy way especially considering the many illnesses and diseases that stare us in the face daily.

In recent times, I have not been an avid consumer of watermelon due to my love for golden melon but the truth about this thirst quenching fruits has to be told. Watermelon has so many nutritional and health benefits but these five under-listed are the five topmost reasons to consume watermelon fruits.

1. LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
Usually there is need for a balance between sodium and potassium levels in the body for a proper blood pressure. There are records of good amount of potassium and magnesium in this fruit that is very beneficial in terms of bringing down blood pressure.

If you do have people suffering from this condition, watermelon might just be helpful.

 

2. LOWERS BLOOD SUGAR
Many diabetics crave for sugar but due to their condition, they cannot indulge in foods that will spike their sugar level. Watermelon, although sweet in taste, contains very low amount of sugar that is will not raise sugar level.

A plate of the diced fruit fills the belly while supplying small quantity of calorie which directly reduces the chances of high blood sugar.

 

3. BOOSTS IMMUNE SYSTEM
Watermelon is loaded with vitamin C; an effective immune booster. Vitamin C strengthens your immune system and protects your body against free radicals and oxidative stress. It has also been quite effective in making wounds and injuries heal faster.

A good daily consumption of watermelon will prevent you

4. AIDS WEIGHT LOSS AND HYDRATES THE BODY:
Weight loss difficulty is faced by many overweights and obese. A good plan to include watermelon which usually contains more than 90% of water into your daily diet might be helpful. It will fill you up quickly while supplying very low amount of calorie.

Also, with the high amount of water and electrolytes; the occurrence of headaches, dryness and other conditions which result due to dehydration would become a thing of the past.

 

5. FIGHTS CANCER:
Although, scientists are still digging deep to make a conclusion on this claim but many of the previous test and researches conducted indicated that the fruit which is amongst the best sources of antioxidant lycophene has the ability to fight cancer cells. This powerful lycophene has been linked to reduce the risk of prostate, breast, lung, uterus and colon cancer.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away for a variety of ills. Researchers are uncovering the many ways that apples keep us healthy.

Here are 6 health benefits that apple can add to your life.

1. Prevent High Blood Pressure
There is overwhelming evidence that one-third of all cancer cases and half the incidences of cardiovascular disease and hypertension can be attributed to diet. Because apples are high in potassium, a mineral that helps control blood pressure, they can help reduce the risk of stroke

2. Protect Your Heart
Researchers found that apples and apple juice may help slow the oxidation process that is involved in the build up of plaque that leads to heart disease. Participants added only two apples or 12 ounces of apple juice to their diet daily and positive effects were evident after only six weeks.

3. Reduce Cholesterol
A medium apple provides five grams of fibre–more than most cereals. Apples are one of the top fruits with plenty of pectin, a soluble fibre that reduces cholesterol. Pectin prevents cholesterol from building up in the lining of blood vessel walls, thus reducing the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease

4. Protection Against Colon Cancer
When the natural fibre in apples ferments in the colon, it produces chemicals that help fight the formation of cancer cells, according to new research.

5. Reduced Risk of Asthma
A study completed found there is strong evidence that a healthy diet rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins is good for asthma. Researchers found that when children sipped on apple juice their symptoms were relieved

6. Bone Protection
Researchers believe that a flavanoid called phloridzin, found only in apples may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosisand may also increase bone density. Boron, another ingredient in apples, also strengthens bones.

In our Nigerian culture, we grew up believing that in order to develop strong bones and teeth, we need dairy. Part of this belief can be attributed to the daily recommendations, which have undergone several changes since the 1940s.

The dairy category still remains, when it really should be labeled “calcium,” since there are several plant foods that provide adequate calcium. But to the typical Nigerian, calcium only comes from dairy. Perhaps this is why some people feel sick after eating dairy products, but take products to quell the stomach pain rather than cease eating dairy altogether.

Here are five signs you are lactose intolerant.

1. You have nausea and/or diarrhea after consuming dairy. 
If you are lactose intolerant, symptoms of nausea, diarrhea and stomach pain will appear shortly after you consume dairy products. Check the label on foods you eat and see if you feel ill after eating them.
2. You always feel sick a few hours after consuming dairy.
Those with lactose intolerance often feel the unpleasant symptoms a few hours after consuming lactose. If you consistently feel ill shortly after eating dairy, you could have lactose intolerance.
3. You have abdominal bloating and cramping after eating dairy. 
Embarrassing and uncomfortable symptoms include painful gas and bloating. If you have a problem with gas, bloating or cramping, your body could be telling you that it can’t digest lactose. It means farting.
4. You remove lactose from your diet for several weeks and notice a change.
Try a vegan challenge and remove lactose from your diet completely for several weeks. If you notice that your stomach problems subside and that you feel better, you have a sign that the dairy products are probably causing your pain.
5. You undergo tests to confirm diagnosis.
To confirm your lactose intolerant diagnosis, there are several tests you can perform. One is the hydrogen breath test measures the amount of hydrogen in your breath after you drink a lactose-loaded beverage several times during a few hours. Another is the milk challenge test, where you drink a glass of milk, then don’t eat anything else for 3 to 5 hours. If you’re lactose intolerant, you’ll have symptoms within two hours.

If you’re getting less than the recommended seven or eight hours of sleep a night, here are nine reasons that you should shut down your phone, turn off the lights, and go to bed an hour early tonight.

1. Better health. Getting a good night’s sleep won’t grant you immunity from disease. Research has found a link between insufficient sleep and some serious health problems, such as heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes, and obesity.

2. Better sex life. According to a poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, up to 26% of people say that their sex lives tend to suffer because they’re just too tired. There’s evidence that in men, impaired sleep can be associated with lower testosterone levels — although the exact nature of the link isn’t clear

3. Less pain – If you have chronic pain or acute pain from a recent injury, getting enough sleep may actually make you hurt less. Many studies have shown a link between sleep loss and lower pain threshold. Unfortunately, being in pain can make it hard to sleep.

4. Better memory – Feeling forgetful? Sleep loss could be to blame. Studies have shown that while we sleep, our brains process and consolidate our memories from the day. If you don’t get enough sleep, it seems like those memories might not get stored correctly — and can be lost.

5. Stronger immunity – Could getting enough sleep prevent the common cold? One preliminary study put the idea to the test. Researchers tracked over 150 people and monitored their sleep habits for two weeks. Then they exposed them to a cold virus. People who got seven hours of sleep a night or less were almost three times as likely to get sick as the people who got at least eight hours of sleep a night.

What is an industry without a healthy competition? What is fun without rivalry?  In the game of football, they have Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo, in the game of basketball, they have Steph Curry and Lebron  but in the Nigerian music industry we have DAVIDO and WIZKID.

These two have been compared to each other at every stage of their careers with the same question

” Who is the better artiste ?”

Since his collaboration with MI on “Fast Money , Fast Cars”, Ayodeji “Wizkid” Balogun has been soaring to greater heights like he was ordained by God to do music for Nigerians. Wizkid keeps dishing out good vibes like its nothing.

His good voice, stage presence and undeniable good looks always makes him stand out anywhere. After having an  eventful last year which catapulted him to the helm of the industry, getting him recognition both locally and internationally. He is always consistent in every single,collaboration , performance and even advertisement or whatever he sets out to do.

Amidst all the drama with his proud behaviour , Wizkid keeps dishing out good vibes like its nothing.  Jay Z once said “Everybody look at you strange, say you changed , Like you work that hard to stay the same “.     That’s the problem that we have with the talented WIZ,  Coming from humble beginnings and amassing such success at a young age , its only logical it gets to your head but is that enough to make him better than Davido ?

Born in Atlanta Georgia USA, this Omo Baba Olowo has shown that his family affluence isn’t the reason why he is top-notched but he has TALENT written all over him. Since dropping “Back When” with Naeto C five years ago ,Davido has proven to Nigerians times without number that he is better All of them.

His very distinctive voice , charismatic stage performance , flamboyant videos , precise dress sense ,top notch recording always makes you wonder how great you can be when you put your wealth aside and hustle like you have nothing.

He has been releasing chat topping tunes since day one with classy videos to make him a mighty force to reckon with home and internationally.  Davido is one of the few artistes that puts his every energy when it comes to what he loves “MUSIC” and that is why he will keep getting bigger till he takes everyone’s position. Davido makes feel good music and has a humble personality despite his magnanimous celebrity status , that’s probably the only difference between them .

It is very obvious DAVIDO and WIZ are great musicians at all levels with both amassing enough accolades to donate to every ARSENAL player and staff of the club . To me , the rivalry between the both can be broken into this simple term “Hustle till your role model becomes your rival”.

We all know who the role model and rival is in this context.  I may pick WIZ over DAVIDO but I used to worry about who is better between them then I realized I have only 10k in my bank account and I am Older than Davido.

Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits all over the world. Loved for its taste and mild aroma , Mango fruit always tastes great, whether you drink it as a juice, add it to tropical fruit salad or include in deserts. But, what most of us dont know about mango is that mangos have more going for them, than just their tropical, sunshine taste.  mango has immense health benefits like keeping blood pressure, help in digestion, help clean your skin and many other healthy benefits too.

Here are 15 healthy reasons why you should be eating a mango every day.

1. Skin cleanser
Mangoes help you unclog your pores and add freshness to the face. Mangoes are applicable to any skin type. They help clear clogged pores that cause acne. Just slice a mango into thin pieces and keep them on your face for 10 to 15 minutes and then take bath or wash your face and see the results.

2.  Weight loss
Mango has a lot of vitamins and nutrients that help the body feel fuller. Also, the fibrous fruit boosts the digestive function of the body by burning additional calories, helping in weight loss.

3. Keeps cholesterol in check
Mango has high level of vitamin C, pectin and fibres that help to lower serum cholesterol levels. Fresh mango is a rich source of potassium, which is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps to control heart rate and blood pressure.

4. Fights cancer
Antioxidants like quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat present in mango protect the body against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.

5.  Keeps cholesterol in check
Mango has high level of vitamin C, pectin and fibres that help to lower serum cholesterol levels. Fresh mango is a rich source of potassium, which is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps to control heart rate and blood pressure.

6. Regulates diabetes
Not only the fruit but the leaves of mangoes are healthy too. For people suffering from diabetes, just boil 5-6 mango leaves in a vessel, soak it through night and drink the filtered decoction in the morning. This is helps in regulating your insulin levels.

7. Eye care
Did you know that mango is rich in vitamin A. One cup of sliced mangoes equals 25% intake of your daily need of vitamin A. Mangoes help in promoting good eye sight, fights dry eyes and also prevent night blindness.

8. Helps in digestion
Mango contains enzymes that help in breaking down protein. The fibrous nature of mango helps in digestion and elimination. It is is rich in pre-biotic dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals.

9. Reduces Kidney Stones
In Chinese medicine, mangoes are considered sweet and sour with a cooling energy also capable of reducing the risk of kidney stone formation.

10. Strengthens your immune
The deadly combination of vitamin C, vitamin A and 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy.

11. Aids concentration and memory
Studying for exams? This fruit is rich in glutamine acid– an important protein for concentration and memory. Feed mangoes to children who find it difficult to concentrate on studies.

12. High iron for women
Mango is rich in iron, hence it is a great natural solution for people suffering from anemia. Menopausal and pregnant women can indulge in mangoes as this will increase their iron levels and calcium at the same time.

13. Heat stroke
When the sun is bogging you down this summer, just chop of a mango in a juicer; add a little water and a tbsp of sugar free or honey. This juice will instantly cool you down and prevent heat stroke.

14. Aphrodisiac
Mango has aphrodisiac qualities and is also called the ‘love fruit’. Mangoes increase the virility in men. Vitamin E, which is abundantly present in mangoes, helps to regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive.

15.  Stomach Tonic
Before going to bed put some 10 or 15 mango leaves in warm water and close it with lid. The next day morning filter the water and drink it in empty stomach. Do this regularly.

Please Read Nutrition chart

One cup of mangoes (225 gms contain) contains the following percentages that apply to daily value.
105 calories
76 percent vitamin C (antioxidant and immune booster)
25 percent vitamin A (antioxidant and vision)
11 percent vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins (hormone production in brain and heart disease prevention)
9 percent healthy probiotic fibre
9 percent copper (copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes plus production of red blood cells)
7 percent potassium (to balance out our high sodium intake)
4 percent magnesium