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Thursday, October 08, 2020

Why egg should form part of our dietary menu

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The Poultry Association of Nigeria has called on Nigerians, government, and other relevant agencies to promote egg consumption daily to ensure a healthy living.

National President of the association, Mr. Ezekiel Mam, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja to commemorate World Egg Day.

Mam, who identified egg as the most important natural gift from God to creation, added that most animals and human beings were product of egg.

He identified egg as containing all the basic requirements the body needs, describing egg consumption as a deliberate contribution to the wellbeing of the populace.

“Consumption of an egg daily will increase your Intelligent Quotient, will increase your longevity, and your health will greatly improve, hence the association is advocating  consumption of an egg daily.

“We are using this period to encourage people that egg should form part of their dietary menu every day because it is important for their well-being.

“Egg is one of nature’s highest quality sources of protein and indeed contains many of the key ingredients for life.

“The proteins contained within eggs are highly important in the development of the brain and muscles, have a key role to play in disease prevention and contribute to general wellbeing.

“In some countries, it is lawful to give an egg per child daily from six months to 18 years,” the President said.

Mam said that the day is aimed at boosting egg consumption and is an opportunity to help raise awareness of the benefits of egg.

According to NAN the World Egg Day is commemorated annually on second Friday of October and the theme for 2020 is ‘Eat your egg today and everyday.’

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

5 Steps for Planning a Successful Technology Event


Hosting a successful event is quite a challenge in itself. If right planning is not done, things might fall apart from the get go and all your investment would come to a naught. And when the event is technical, it involves even more complexity and often requires an expert to keep things smooth and on the expected lines. When you hire an agency to manage event on your behalf, it means you have allowed worries to go away and you can just relax and see how an experienced player approaches the things with the event.  

Here are some of steps to planning a successful technical event – 

1. Chalk out the event goa

The first step towards an event is always to have the goals in mind. You need to know what you want to achieve from the event and who your target audience is. This can help in choosing the right type of event and this is how you can approach everything in the way it should. An agency will first ask the client the objective behind the event and then it ask some questions and go about planning the event. Everything will go smooth if a proper goal is there as this adds rhythm and gives a direction to the things. So, you should never stay confused when it comes to event goal and rather stick to what you want always. 

2. Set the budget 

Before hosting an event on any scale, you need to be sure about the budget you want to set aside on every aspect. If the budget is established early on, this gives you a chance to keep other things aligned and make the right moves. When you know how far you can stretch the resources, this always adds a flow to the affairs. On the other hand, not setting a budget can always confuse you and put things off track on most occasions. This should never happen where you’re not sure how much you plan to spend with the event else things can backfire at the last moment.     

3. Choose the event time and location 

The time and location of the event will have a huge role to play in the kind of success you expect. The location should be in sync with the theme and flavor of the event so that your guests get the right kind of experience. More so, you should go for a location that has ample of space for people you have invited as cramped spaces can always put off people. Similarly, timing is everything when it comes to results from event as a bad date can ruin a lot and might drop the turnout as well. So, you should give a careful consideration to both these aspects to increase chances of success. 

4. Choose the right technology for marketing 

Marketing is always going to play a key role in the type of success you event will achieve. If your event is well promoted it means chances of success will always be high. Apart from having a separate site dedicated for your event, you are also supposed to create social media profiles for the event and spread words about them across channels. If the scale of the event is grand, there is no harm in having an app developed for the same. Even with the website, you can put out right message, photos and generate interest among the target audience. 

5. Track the performance of your event 

It’s important to track, evaluate, measure and assess the performance of your event so that you can understand what went right and what not. Plus, having measurable results can always help with oversight and insight which can be used for next event in future. Your event management will always fetch desired results if you’re ready to learn from the past mistakes and try different strategies and methods. This is how experts achieve the results other can just think of as they know how to not repeat the past mistakes and keep pace with the changing tides of the market.  
Clearly, hosting an event takes some effort and if you’re not able to all there is always an expert to help you out and make things all easy for you. 

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Nitesh Ranjan is a digital marketing expert with keen interest on topics, trends and ideas related to brand promotion and advertising. He regularly shares information on the ways to market businesses across digital channels for better ROI, increased conversions and more sales. His blog can help anyone interested in boosting the online visibility in the digital world and eyeing access to a wider and bigger marketplace without spending big on marketing. Trust his digital marketing knowledge to enhance your brand’s presence on the internet. 

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Protect Your Knees: Best and Worst Surfaces to Run On

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If you are a runner, you know that running is a great cardio exercise for the whole body, burning fat without any equipment. While it’s great for you in many ways, the strain running puts on the
knees may lead to chronic knee pain. The term “Runner’s knee” was coined because of the
frequency of knee injuries sustained from running, although it doesn’t refer to one specific type of knee injury.

Knee pain is often caused by improper posture while you are running as well as genetic
predispositions. However, it is possible to reduce the strain and lower the chances of injury
while running by taking a few precautions.

First, always wear comfortable sneakers that are fully
supportive. Make sure you warm up properly and do stretches that increase your flexibility and get your muscles fired up. Finally, switch up the surfaces that you run on so that the place ofi impact on your body changes.

Study the common running surfaces below and decide whether you think it might be time to try a new one to help alleviate knee pain!

Concrete and Asphalt

Many people run on sidewalks or asphalt roads. There is often no other option, particularly in
cities without many green spaces. The benefit of a hard, flat surface like a sidewalk is that your chances of falling decrease as there is nothing to trip over. Unfortunately, super hard surfaces like concrete and asphalt make for a harsh landing for your stride. The force of your foot slamming into a surface with no give creates a shock that travels up to your knee and can cause chronic pain, shin splints, and stress fractures.

Grass and Other Natural Surfaces

As a softer surface, grass is a great option for running when it comes to preventing the risk of
chronic inflammation in your knees. Studies have shown that grass puts less pressure on the
rearfoot and forefoot than asphalt, which is more healthy for your body. You want the impact to be at the center of the foot when running, not the toes or heel. However, because grass is a natural surface, there is the possibility of unevenness that could cause you to trip or roll your ankle. You have to be very vigilant while running on trails, grass, or dirt to make sure you find footing.


Better for your knees than concrete and asphalt, a treadmill saves time and is always an option for runners wanting to exercise at home. A treadmill regulates your pace, which can be good for lessening the chance of injury. They also have padding, which makes them softer than concrete.  However, a treadmill is still a pretty hard surface, so knee injuries could arise from frequent treadmill usage. To prevent this from happening, be sure to warm up with a walk before moving onto a faster speed on the treadmill and stop if you have any signs of pain.


In general, softer surfaces are better for your joints. Sand is a tricky one, though, because there are both pros and cons to this surface. Running on the beach sounds dreamy, but in reality, it’s much more challenging than running on a harder surface. With a surface that is unstable, your body will constantly be adjusting to keep you from falling. However, this could be beneficial in the long term as your body will become stronger and more balanced. The soft surface absorbs the impact so that you are less likely to injure yourself. Give sand a try, but take it slow and
recognize that it is a more challenging surface.

Ultimately, you should choose the surface that makes your body feel its best. If you find that
running on hard surfaces like concrete is causing a gradual pain in your knees, try a softer
surface like grass or sand. If you are worried about falling or have weak ankles, you should stick to sidewalks or flat surfaces. When the weather is bad, obviously the treadmill will be your only

Stay safe and take care of your body – it’s the only one you have!

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Natural Home Remedies For Ear Infection

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Ear pain can be sharp and piercing. There are many possible causes of ear infection. Sinus infections, cavities, tonsillitis, earwax are some prominent ones. The most common ear infection is a middle ear infection or acute otitis media. Here, the middle ear may be inflamed or swollen or due to the infection, and the pain is caused by the fluid being stuck behind the eardrum.

Ear pain can be followed by other symptoms like fever, slight hearing loss, or flu. Ear infections are quite common among children.

The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) suggests that in the case of ear problems, pain management should be the priority and not the use of antibiotics. This is because the overuse of antibiotics can often lead to antibiotic-resistant infections. The great news is that you can find most of the things that can give you relief in your kitchen pantry or at home. There are many home remedies for ear infection that are safe to try.

Here are home remedies for an ear infection that work.

1. Steam – Does your little kid have an ear infection that's making them finicky? They may not sit long enough for a warm compress to have an impact. Steam through a shower, humidifier, or bath can have a similar effect as a warm compress. It helps to relax and open airways, thus easing pain and reducing ear pressure.

2. Sleeping Upright – Ear discomfort through viral infections is primarily the result of fluid buildup in your middle ear. Draining this fluid can help to relieve pain. Rather than lying down, try sleeping in an upright position, either in an armchair that's reclined or a bit propped up with a couple of pillows.

3. Gargling with Saltwater – An earache is often linked with a sore throat, and rinsing with salt water can help ease your symptoms. Use a 1: 5 ratio of salt to warm water, then rinse, spit out, and repeat it. When afflicted with a sore throat, warm liquids like broth soup, honey, and lemon tea or a  can provide relief.  Do this up to 4 times every day.

4. Essential Oils – Most essential oils have antibacterial or antiviral properties that aid in preventing viruses from reproducing or kill bacteria. Oregano oil, tea tree oil, basil oil, and garlic oil, in particular, are known to alleviate ear pain. Try mixing a couple of drops of olive oil with a couple of drops of essential oil and place them directly into the ear. You can also dip a cotton ball in essential oil and dab it on the ear opening to let the essential oil drain in.

5. Onions– For eons, mothers have sworn by the healing power of onions. While there is no proven evidence behind their effectiveness, onions do contain chemicals, like flavonoid quercetin, that have anti-inflammatory properties that can help ease ear swelling. To heal an earache, place a couple of drops of onion juice in the infected ear or half sliced onion on top of the infected ear.

6. Hydrogen  Peroxide Mixture – Enjoying at the swimming pool in the summer can help to cool down, but too much time in the water can result in a "swimmer's ear." To drain out water trapped in the ear, you can make hydrogen peroxide earache drops from a 1 to 1 ratio of peroxide to water and use a dropper to put the liquid into your ear. Combining equal parts, rubbing alcohol and vinegar,   can have a similar effect. Both combinations help provide earache relief by drying out the ear and draining of excess moisture.

7.  Chewing Gum– If you've just been scuba diving or on a plane, you may experience ear pain from changes in air pressure. Chewing gum can aid to "pop" your ears and help to minimize any discomfort or stress you're experiencing.

8. Garlic -Garlic is a go-to  remedy for earache that has been used for centuries. The Allicin compound in garlic is said to be effective in fighting bacterial infections that cause an earache. Eating raw garlic is believed to help relieve ear pain.

9. Ginger - Ginger is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties. Applying ginger juice  (which is shredded, strained in warmed olive oil)  around the outer ear canal can reduce pain. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. Never put ginger directly into the ear.

10. Distraction -One of the most excellent methods for minimizing the feeling of pain, mainly among kids, is to distract the mind from the earache, television, games, or exercise that can help reduce attention to earache.

11. Ice pack -Holding a damp washcloth or an ice pack or cold to the ear for 20 minutes may help numb ear pain and reduce any potential inflammation that is causing it.

12. Apple Cider Vinegar -ACV (Apple cider vinegar) alters the pH of the ear canal and develops an atmosphere where viruses and bacteria cannot live. Warm some vinegar and use it on the infected ear with a cotton bud. Let the vinegar drip into the ear.  Use organic apple cider vinegar to avoid adulterants or chemicals.

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Emylee  is a wellness lifestyle writer. She loves sharing her thoughts and personal experiences related to natural remedies, yoga and fitness through her writing. She currently writes for How To Cure. She can connect with others experiencing health concerns and help them through their recovery journeys through natural remedies.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Top Exercises You Can Do Anywhere to Improve Your Strength


Many people avoid working out because they don’t have a gym membership, but you can
actually perform a variety of exercises without access to a gym. In fact, you can get a great
strength workout with little to no equipment - just a pair of comfortable footwear.

This article will cover a few of the top strength training exercises to consider without going to the gym.

Doing a home workout doesn’t have to mean sacrificing results. These are some of the most
effective options if you don’t want to spend money on a gym membership or prefer to work out at home.


Push-ups are easy to overlook, but they’re one of the best ways to increase upper-body
strength. You can do push-ups anywhere with space, making them ideal for apartments and
other small spaces. You’ll also be able to see your own progress as you become capable of
doing more and more reps over time.

That said, it’s important to focus on good form and consistently rather than simply beating your
personal record. You should move on to another exercise once you start compromising your form Try to come back for at least three or four sets over the course of your workout.


Like push-ups, breakdancers take very little space and provide a great upper-body workout.

They also give you the option to gradually go faster and improve your cardio along with physical
strength. Breakdancers are the perfect addition to any home workout.

To perform a breakdancer, get on all fours with your hands and knees under your shoulders and
hips. Then bring your left hand and right foot off the ground to open your body to the left.
Reach your hand to your foot, bring them back to the ground, and switch sides. Like with push-ups, you should try to do around three total sets between other exercises.

You’ll have the opportunity to increase reps later on, so don’t push yourself too far if you have
trouble doing your target number of reps early on. Reaching workout goals is more about making consistent progress than trying to do too much all at once.

Superman Punch

Superman punches are good for building back strength along with your hamstrings and core.
You should start on your stomach with your arms straight out past your head. From there, bring your chest and legs off the ground, leaving your weight on your stomach.

Rather than performing individual reps, the superman punch is designed to be held for as long as possible. Don’t feel discouraged if you can only hold it for a few seconds on the first try.

Again, superman punches should be completed several times during each workout.  Working out at home is an ideal solution for anyone on a budget for tight schedule.

These exercises can achieve the same results as gym workouts without the same equipment or space. Keep in mind that diet is at least as important as exercise when it comes to getting in shape.

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Thursday, February 06, 2020

Fashion & Beauty Mogul Rihanna becomes newest receiver of NAACP's President Award

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Rihanna will be honoured with the NAACP's President's Award at the 51st annual NAACP Image Awards. She will be presented with the award during a live televised special on BETon Saturday, February 22, 2020 in Pasadena California.  This is in recognition of a special achievement and distinguished public service.

"Rihanna has not only enjoyed a groundbreaking career as an artist and musician but has also distinguished herself as a stellar public servant," said Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP. "From her business achievements through Fenty to her tremendous record as an activist and philanthropist, Rihanna epitomizes the type of character, grace, and devotion to justice that we seek to highlight in our President’s Award."

Previous recipients of the awards include Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill, Soledad O'Brien, and Muhammad Ali.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Jennifer Lopez becomes the 8th Woman to Cover GQ's Men of the Year Issue

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jennifer lopez with hands in coat pockets
Jennifer Lopex 'Jlo' is the cover star in 2019 GQ's special issue cover shoot. She looks beautiful in her lob in air-dried curls styledd by Frank Galasso.  In her interview she says,

“I am the scarce asset, I am the prize. I have something beautiful to offer to the world that's only mine.” And I feel the same thing!"

"There is no reason to ever be ashamed of where you're at. Not when you're doing your best. Not when you're in your best moment. There's always gonna be people to tell you no. Or “You can't.” Or “You shouldn't.” It's gonna happen. No matter what anybody says, you just have to still be like, “I'm still doing this. I'm still gonna succeed. I'm still gonna do my best.” Defy the odds. Why not?"


Listed below are the other 7 other women who have graced CQ's magazine with dates:

1.  Serena Williams (2018)
2.  Gal Gadot (2017)
3.  Shailene Woodley (2014)
4.  Rihanna (2012)
5.  Mila Kunis (2011)
6.  Scarlett Johnson (2010)
7.  Jennifer Aniston (2005)

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