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You Can Get the Zika Virus Through Sex

You Can Get the Zika Virus Through Sex

There’s a lot of scary buzz around the Zika virus lately. But how dangerous is it really? To make sure you’ve got your bases covered without slipping into paranoia, we went to the experts to get a handle on what you need to know and what you should (and shouldn’t) be worried about. 1. You […]

The key character trait for a strong and lasting relationship

The key character trait for a strong and lasting relationship

Whether you’re on your first date or you’ve been married for ages, forthcoming research in the Journal of Positive Psychology says there’s one character trait that’s essential for a solid relationship: humility. In one study, researchers asked participants to look over fake dating profiles and rate which ones they’d be most likely to date, based […]

Bisi Olateru-Olagbegi (1953-2015)

Bisi Olateru-Olagbegi (1953-2015)

Our sister died. And we are all devastated. We called her Sista Bisi, Mama Kiitan, Olori, Chief (Mrs). To some other people, she was lawyer Bisi, or simply Bisi; at a time she was Bisi Cole, and later Mrs Bisi Olateru-Olagbegi, wife of the Olowo of Owo, HRM Fola Olateru-Olagbegi. She was a diligent, hardworking, […]

20 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You To Truly Be Yourself

20 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You To Truly Be Yourself

Our current society is playing on our insecurity to sell us products that will give us a false sense of belonging. It doesn’t sell us products, it sells us values like freedom, power, fame or beauty. However, do these products help you be yourself ? Isn’t being true to yourself the only real freedom and […]

Study Finds Nutrient May Offer Women Protection Against Breast Cancer

Study Finds Nutrient May Offer Women Protection Against Breast Cancer

For girls and young women, getting a lot of fiber could pay off decades later with lowered risk of developing breast cancer, according to a large U.S. study. Researchers analyzed data on more than 44,000 women participating in a long-term study and found those who ate the most fiber during high school and early adulthood […]

Inside the booming Muslim fashion industry

Inside the booming Muslim fashion industry

Anas Silwood moved to Jordan from Britain to study Arabic back in 2000. The 20-something was supposed to stay for only a few months, but he soon decided Amman was the place he wanted to be. He learned Arabic, converted to Islam and settled. “Every time I went back to the UK I had the […]

7 Conversations To Have Before Marriage (If You Want To Avoid Divorce)

7 Conversations To Have Before Marriage (If You Want To Avoid Divorce)

When you make the decision to commit to someone, no topic of discussion should be off the table. Sure, some conversations may be more awkward than others, but having the tough talks now could help you stave off major problems in the long run. Below, psychologists and other experts share seven uncomfortable (but essential) conversations […]

“It’s not a women’s problem, it’s a workplace problem”

“It’s not a women’s problem, it’s a workplace problem”

Anne-Marie Slaughter was a big name in the field of public policy – former head of the International Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, and the first women to hold the position of director of policy planning when she was appointed to that position at the […]

Ignoring “gadget guilt” isn’t so simple: Here’s why we should stay worried about kids and tech

Ignoring “gadget guilt” isn’t so simple: Here’s why we should stay worried about kids and tech

It’s a debate we’ll probably never settle: How much, and what kind of, technology do we want our children to use? With parents, friends and relatives buying Christmas gifts, and the enforced downtime that comes with school vacations and family togetherness, many kids will be on cellphones and tablets and everything else for eyeball-crossing stretches of […]

5 Ways to Move on After a Relationship Ends

5 Ways to Move on After a Relationship Ends

Most of us have experienced the loss of a relationship and its jarring effects on us physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Sometimes it’s a feeling of unbearable loss and confusion. We become sad, distressed, lonely, and often angry. It can feel like the end of the world. The impact of this loss is magnified because as […]