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Harvard Psychologist Says This Surprising Trait Can Make You More Successful

While researching her new book, "Presence," Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy interviewed a number of venture capitalists about what personal qualities successful entrepreneurs demonstrate. Perhaps the most striking observation she collected was this: "I don't mind if they're a little bit nervous; they're doing something big, something that matters to them, so it makes sense they'd be a little bit nervous." In the book, Cuddy outlines two key reasons why a moderate amount of nervousness can be helpful in stressful situations. For one, anxiety can be an adaptive response that keeps us alert to...
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Muhammad ‘Din Shehu: Governor Yahaya Bello And The Politics Of Early Appointments

It is no longer news that His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has been sworn in as the 4th Executive Governor of Kogi State on Wednesday, 27 January 2016. What has raised not a few eyebrows among some political stakeholders in Kogi State are the first political appointments made by the Governor in the immediate aftermath of his inauguration. In a statement released in Lokoja, the State Capital and signed personally, Governor Yahaya Bello announced the appointment with immediate effect of Mr. Edward Onoja as his new Chief of Staff. Also appointed is Mr. Abdulkarim...
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Henry Onyidoh: Getting Around Office Bad Belles

Call it (or them) any name you want – saboteurs, haters, opposition, people with pull-down-at-any-cost syndrome, enemies of progress; but it all boils down to bad belle people, of whom the master rapper, Mister Incredible (M.I) has made quite a huge diss about. You encounter this type of people in every facet of life, and most especially in your place of work, and more often than not you’ve relegated them to the background, where nothing they say seems to matter anymore. Imagine a colleague with whom you are having this type of relationship with, the person who makes every innocent conversation edgy....
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Henry Onyidoh: Time To Shred That Loyalty

Loyalty to a fault is often cited as the primary driver of corruption, as the media, especially social media; carry stories about everything from political scandals to corporate intrigues to religious or cult killings. We are awash with stories about media firms and even journalists who didn’t report misconduct out of loyalty to a dishonest politician, friend, colleague or even a firm and/or agency, who embezzled money from a collective pool while remaining loyal to one another. A majority of us feel loyalty, whether it is to our clan, ethnic group, religious affiliation, comrades, an organization, or a...
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Best Way To Argue With Your Partner According To Psychologist Who Studied Couples For Decades

When's the last time you really got into it with your significant other? After the yelling was done, did your mind swirl with ideas about what you should have said? Or perhaps about what you should not have said? Here's the good news: Not only can you most likely rectify the situation, but also knowing how to approach the argument next time can mean you and your partner have a more productive — and perhaps less volatile — "discussion." Productive arguments, in fact, are one of the things that appear to distinguish couples who stay together from those who split, according to research from several...
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This Is What Happens When You Eat Fish/ Meat Before Rice

This information will interest people living with diabetes. The next time you are served a plate of rice, it is advisable to eat the fish or meat before the rice. Japanese researchers say they have established that eating fish and meat before rice can help control blood sugar in people with diabetes because it slows down the stomach. Now whether or not you agree with this finding, researchers at the Kansai Electric Power Medical Research Institute are convinced that dietary therapy focusing on the sequence of food intakes may lead to diabetes prevention and treatment. In a three-day research project...
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Ifreke Inyang: Mourinho; Of Betrayal And The Last Supper – The Man Many See As Jesus?

To many, Jose Mourinho is the modern-day Jesus Christ. An instant miracle worker. Good luck convincing Porto fans, who saw their own lift the Champions League in the 2003/2004 campaign. I dare you to argue with Chelsea fans, who celebrated back-to-back Premier League titles after he arrived. Heck, he even resurrected Inter Milan. They won an unpredecented Treble with 'dead bones'. It gets better. While we expect the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, Mourinho has been there and done that. He was sacked at Stamford Bridge on Thursday, making him the first manager in recent history to be...
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16 Weird Ways To Turn Her On

1. When a guy has really nice forearms. Is it because he’d look good chopping wood? Because I don’t live anywhere near a forest, but I’m still into it. Also, …

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11 Things He Wants To Hide From You

1. That he was once a bad boyfriend to someone. Everyone has that ex that just brought something insane out of them, and not in a good way. He doesn't want to go into detail about how he used to get blackout drunk all the time and fight any guy that hit on her because that's in the past and he regrets it. But he also doesn't want some small part of you to think, Why doesn't he beat people up for me? 2. Any presents he wants to surprise you with. If you don't live together, this is easy. He can just throw it in his closet in case you come over. But if you live together, then he needs to bury it in the...
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Ugbabe Adagboyi: Off Key Note From Benue South Senatorial District

I get the impression that the elite in Benue state and especially in zone C are more united for selfish purpose than for our general interest. I get the impression that the youth has major challenges in uniting for our general interest than for selfish purpose. In the end either way has a challenge. This has made a case for the infrastructural deficit in the zone. These challenges, I wish it were not such a bother to complain but envy, low self esteem, pride, avarice, gluttony, lack of respect for institutions, and finally influence - for the manna that would fall from the elite' tables on the one hand and...
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Muhammad Malumfashi: Senator Gagarabadau, And The Draconian Bill!  #SayNoToSocialMediaBill

  Last week one of Nigeria's senators presented a wicked and insensitive bill to the NASS which says: 'Any person through SMS, twitter, what's app or any S.M post any statement knowing same to be false with the intent to set the public against any person or group ... shall be guilty of an offence and upon conviction should be liable to an imprisonment for 2 years or a fine of N2,000,000 or both.' This sounds like the decree #4 of the 1984 Military government headed by Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, who's now the President. Co-incidentally,   but ironically issued a statement through his S.S.A (Media...
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3 Signs Your Relationship Is Actually Toxic

1. The situation: He's caught up in childhood and family drama." As Marcy* watched Jorge smash her printer in front of their home, she finally realized the truth: Her man was becoming a carbon copy of his dysfunctional family. "His parents were involved in a drug trafficking ring when he was a child," she explains of her now ex-boyfriend. "I don't think they considered what it would do to him long-term." But Marcy, a 31-year-old Boricua from Connecticut, knew he had lingering issues. "He told me tragic stories about gun exposure and serious gang-related shit." Before Marcy knew it, Jorge was bouncing from...
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Ololade Ajekigbe: Black Friday; The Nigerian Experience

Last Friday was "Black Friday." It was hard to miss, what with the hype from retail stores about the massive discounts and promo sales that would be enjoyed on various household items, cloths and electronics which had been on for a while. I wondered what all the euphoria was all about until I googled it and discovered that it was yet another "American imported idea." Black Friday is the day after thanksgiving, which is marked on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States. The Friday following that highly significant day is seen as the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season, hence, the day is...
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Abubakar Usman: Taraba and the PDP; A Timeline of Injustice

The political history of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will never be complete without the mention of the party’s rigging machinery. The grassroots structure of PDP is one, built on the fulcrum of well-oiled rigging machinery. For many, it started sixteen years ago but for those who follow political history of this nation closely, it was a pattern structured by the founders of the party well before then. The last general elections reaffirmed the stand that PDP is incapable of succeeding as a political party in an environment where the electoral system is transparent, free and fair, especially if,...
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7 Signs You Have Found Your Soul Mate

1. You’re comfortable being vulnerable Opening up to someone new can be terrifying. If you find yourself opening up easily and sharing secrets you’ve never told anyone else, it’s a good sign you are connecting on a deeper level. When you can easily share all of your shame, fears, desires, and fantasies, you’ve met your match.  2. You have a strong attraction We’re not just talking about physical attraction but also emotional attraction. Sure, you may want to ravish each other, but you also feel an emotional connection. It’s as if when you’re together, you melt into each other. It’s a...
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Soyombo Ayomikun: Alleged Looters Of Nigeria Falling Sick… Karma Or Drama??

Poem...........   We heard He stole Millions, We heard He carted our treasures Away To distant Shores. We heard He once dressed As a woman To escape Being caught… Then we heard He died! Though we didn’t Know the whole truth, Some wondered If it was all Karma or drama… Or a non-fictitious sad twist To the plot? #PrayForNigeria   He was decorated To battle In our Place, To buy us Guns, And bombs, And fighter jets, So the chains On our Chibok daughters Can be Destroyed, So Boko...
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Reuben Abati: Suu Kyi and the Burmese “Spring”

Aung San Suu Kyi writes in Letters from Burma:  “I have never ceased to be moved by the sense of the world lying quiescent and vulnerable, waiting to be awakened by the light of the new day quivering just beyond the horizon…”  That new day and awakening arrived on November 8 on Burma’s (Myanmar) 2015 election day and with the subsequent announcement of the final tally of the election results. But something even more remarkable happened. The military leaders have congratulated Suu Kyi and her party. The elections have been adjudged free and fair.         The ordinary Burmese who trooped...
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Ike Amadi: The Power Of Story Telling

The Power of Stories.   Story­ telling is a practice employed by the wisest of men to convey their message. I am of the opinion that stories are more useful than principles? for while principles are like sign posts,

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#LadiesOnly: 11 Things You Didn’t Know Your Vagina Can Do

1. ?It cleans itself. ?That's what vaginal discharge is for, after all. Having a clear or white-ish discharge is perfectly healthy, and it flushes out bacteria and old cells to prevent any unwanted pathogens from entering the uterus. So there's no need for you to come at your vagina with scented soaps—only baby shampoo, please—as you don't want to upset its pH balance. And for the love of all things healthy, don't douche. You'll only regret it. ?2. It can change color. ?Everyone knows that va-jay-jays come in all shapes and sizes, thanks to genetics, but just because it starts as one color...
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Kelechukwu Uzoka: “APC, The Campaign Reggae Is Over, Let The Blues Of Governance Start”

The All Progressive Congress (APC) won the last general election massively by overthrowing the People’s Democratic Congress (PDP) the self-acclaimed largest political party in Africa. Now APC is the majority and ruling party in Nigeria. But since after winning the election I still think otherwise because the only thing I see the APC doing is still the same thing they have been doing since their formation accusing the PDP as if PDP is still in power. One may ask, is it that the APC were never ready for governance or that winning the elections came to them as a surprise. The All Progressive Congress is...
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