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6 Expenses That May Be Destroying Your Budget

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6 Expenses That May Be Destroying Your Budget
by Adeniyi Ogunfowoke

Having a budget is very important if you want to properly plan your finance. However, when preparing the budget, there are some items or things that feature in it that you can do without. In line with this,

Here are some of the things in your budget you can do without. If you get rid of these items, you will be able to save more.

Cable television subscription
The homes you visit in Nigeria, you will find pay TV because it is now quite affordable. However, if you are cash strapped or you want to save some money, you should strike out pay TV subscriptions. In fact, you may discover that, except you own a generator, your subscription may run out without you enjoying it due to power shortage.



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Eating out.
If you reside in Lagos, you are most likely to eat out because you don’t have too much time on your hands. You may also consider the time you spend in traffic. So, eating out is one of the attractive options. But do you know that when you frequent one of the best hotels in Lagos to eat you will soon be cash strapped? Hence, try as much as possible to cook sometimes.

Gym memberships
You may not need to be a registered member of a gym if you planning to shed some weight. Not because you don’t have time, it is because there are other important things to do with cash. As an alternative, you may join your friends to jog every weekend.

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Berylsprings Daycare

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Berylsprings Daycare is a fully licensed Daycare/Crèche Centre offering outstanding services to parents and their adorable little ones. They are committed to providing safe, nurturing and creative environment that emphasizes on environmental responsibility, social-emotional learning, and offers outstanding care for your loved ones.



Additionally, they offer various natural outdoor learning, exploring & play environments with separate learning and caring environments individually designed for each age group:

  • Rubies:          1 week – 18 months
  • Sapphires:     18 months – 2 years
  • Diamonds:     2 – 3 years

They understand that the orientations your child develops through learning today, will definitely define how they perform in the future.

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We also offer services and facilities

  • Bible classes 1 hour everyday for 3 years and above.
  • Summer Classes
  • Extra Curricula
  • After School services
  • CCTV cameras monitoring the facility
  • We also offer school pick up services

They offer Daycare Services between 6am to 6pm daily including weekends and public holidays. Enrol your child today.

Plot 40 Total Gospel Road Off Peter Odili Road,

Port Harcourt.

Rivers State, Nigeria.

08068847834

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Want a Flat Stomach? Stop Eating These 6 Foods

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1. Soft Drink
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Not only can drinking it regularly make you gain weight from all those extra calories, but carbonated drinks can cause excessive bloat — even those without calories can still cause gas to get trapped in you stomach. If you’re feeling bloated, drinking peppermint tea may help.




2. Alcohol

While studies show that regular, moderate consumption of 5 to 30 grams a day of an alcoholic beverage can reduce the risk of heart disease in men by 51%, it presents two problems: First, similar to sweets, it has a high caloric content with little nutritional benefit, and second, drinking one drink often leads to drinking more. Considering the fact that men are more likely to be binge drinkers, a single night out can mean consuming hundreds or even thousands of extra calories that you would normally not have consumed. It can also cause you to make bad eating choices, and those calories will add up and cause you to pack on extra padding around your middle. vodka-1515544_640

3. Refined carbohydrates




Pasta, bagels, cereal, and rice — dude, chill out on the carb-loading. If your choice carbs are made of white flours, start to weed those out of your diet because they get digested very quickly, causing a spike in your blood sugar and insulin levels. The Huffington Post notes that since insulin is known as a “fat storage hormone,” the more insulin circulating in your blood, the more likely your body will convert the carbs you eat into fat and will store them not just in your stomach, but everywhere else. Switch to whole-wheat flour, and instead of loading up on carbs, add more lean proteins like chicken breast or salmon.noodles-686858_640

4. Dairy

While dairy is a great source of calcium, if you’re looking for a flatter stomach, you may want to avoid it. You may be allergic and have a lactose intolerance that can cause gas and bloating when you consume anything containing dairy. If you suspect you may be lactose intolerant, pay a visit to your doctor. WebMD says that it can help to choose aged cheeses and yogurts, which are lower in lactose.

5. Processed food

Processed food tends to be very high in sodium and fat and subsequently low in fiber, which is why it’s so damn delicious and also why it causes bloating. Foods that contain a high amount of sodium, such as canned soups, frozen dinners, and condiments, can cause the body to retain more water, says Rosanna Lee, a nutrition educator and community health promoter based in Toronto, to the Huffington Post. She adds that, because our bodies are trying to balance out our electrolytes by diluting salt in our bodies, bloat often happens as a result. Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, author of The Flexitarian Diet advises in WebMD to get in the habit of reading food labels and look for labels that specify low to no sodium. The Institute of Medicine recommends that you not consume more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day. hamburger-350090_640

READ MORE originally published by http://geonewsgraph.com/want-flat-stomach-stop-eating-6-foods/ (copyrights)

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Drinking Liquids with Meals: Good or Bad?

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Drinking Liquids with Meals: Good or Bad?

Some claim that drinking beverages with meals is bad for your digestion. Others say it can cause toxins to accumulate, leading to a variety of health issues. But can drinking a glass of water with your meals really have negative effects? Or is this just another myth?



The Basics of Healthy Digestion
To understand why water is thought to disturb digestion, it’s useful to first understand the normal digestive process. Digestion starts in your mouth, as soon as you start to chew your food. Chewing signals the salivary glands to start producing saliva, which contains enzymes that help you break down the food. Saliva also helps soften the food, preparing it for smooth travel down the esophagus and into the stomach.

digestion-diagramImage Source: Wikimedia.

Some claim that drinking beverages with meals is bad for your digestion. Others say it can cause toxins to accumulate, leading to a variety of health issues. But can drinking a glass of water with your meals really have negative effects?

Or is this just another myth?

Here is an evidence-based review of how liquids with meals affect your digestion and health. Once in your stomach, food gets mixed with acidic gastric juice, which further breaks it down and produces a thick liquid known as chyme. Chyme eventually moves towards the first part of the small intestine.

In the small intestine, chyme gets mixed with digestive enzymes from the pancreas and bile acid from the liver. These further break down the chyme, preparing each nutrient for absorption into the bloodstream.

Most nutrients are absorbed as the chyme travels through the small intestine. Only a small portion remains to be absorbed once it reaches the colon. Once in the bloodstream, nutrients are sent to different areas of the body. Digestion ends when the leftover materials are excreted from the colon through the rectum. Depending on what you eat, this whole digestion process can take anywhere from 24 to 72 hours (1).

Do Liquids Cause Digestive Problems?

There is no doubt about the benefits of drinking enough fluids each day. However, some claim that the timing matters, and that drinking them around meals is a bad idea. Below are the three most common arguments used to claim that liquids with meals are bad for your digestion. Alcohol and Acidic Drinks Negatively Affect Saliva



Some argue that drinking acidic or alcoholic drinks with meals dries up saliva, making it more difficult for the body to digest food.

This does have some truth to it.
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Alcohol decreases saliva flow by 10–15% per unit of alcohol. However, this mainly refers to hard liquor, not the low alcohol concentrations in beer and wine (2, 3, 4).

In regards to acidic drinks, they seem to actually increase the secretion of saliva (5).

Finally, there’s no scientific proof that either alcohol or acidic drinks, when consumed in moderation, negatively affect the digestion or absorption of nutrients.
Water, Stomach Acid and Digestive Enzymes

Many claim that drinking water with meals dilutes stomach acid and digestive enzymes, making it more difficult for the body to digest food. This claim, however, implies that your digestive system is unable to adapt its secretions to the consistency of a meal, which is false (6).

Liquids and Speed of Digestion

A third popular argument against drinking liquids with meals states that fluids increase the speed at which solid foods exit the stomach. This is thought to reduce the meal’s contact time with stomach acid and digestive enzymes, resulting in poorer digestion. As logical as this statement may sound, no scientific research supports it. A study that analyzed the stomach’s emptying speed observed that, although liquids do pass through the digestive system more quickly than solids, they have no effect on the solids’ digestion speed (7).

In Some Cases Liquids Can Improve Digestion

Liquids help break down large chunks of food, making it easier for them to slide down your esophagus and into the stomach. They also help move food matter along smoothly, preventing bloating and constipation. Furthermore, your stomach secretes water, along with gastric acid and digestive enzymes, during digestion.

In fact, this water is needed to promote the proper function of these enzymes.

Drinking water with meals can also help you pause between bites, giving you a moment to check in with your hunger and fullness signals. This can prevent overeating, and may even help you lose weight.

Additionally, one 12-week study showed that participants who drank 17 oz (500 ml) of water before each meal lost 4.4 lbs (2 kg) more than those who did not (8).

Research also shows that drinking water may speed up your metabolism by about 24 calories for every 8 oz (500 ml) you consume (9, 10).

Interestingly, the amount of calories burned decreased when the water was warmed to body temperature. This might be due to the fact that your body uses more energy bringing the cold water up to body temperature (9). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14671205

However, observations on the effects of water on metabolism are not universal and the effects are minor at best (11, 12).

Finally, it’s important to note that this mostly applies to water and not drinks that contain calories. In one review study, total calorie intake was 8–15% higher when people drank sugary drinks, milk or juice with meals (13).

It Comes Down to Personal Choice

When it comes to drinking liquids with meals, base your decision on what feels best. If consuming liquids with meals is painful, leaves you feeling bloated or worsens your gastric reflux, stick to drinking liquids before or between meals. Otherwise, there’s no evidence that you should avoid drinking with meals.

On the contrary, beverages consumed right before or during meals can promote smooth digestion, lead to optimal hydration and leave you feeling fuller.

Just keep in mind that above all, water is best.

READ MORE originally appeared on  www.authoritynutrition.com By Alina Petre, MS, RD (copyrights)

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6 Reasons Why Some Men Are Controlled By Their Girlfriends/Wives

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“Show me some respect, I’m the man!!”
“I’ll see between the two of us who’s the man!!”
And it goes on……..
When a man keeps saying these to his woman, then there’s a lacuna somewhere.
Where have some men lost it?
Being the head is never imposed, rather it’s attained.
When a woman is in the presence of a man whom she truly regards as a man, respect oozes out from every pore of her being.
(I’m a woman, so I know).
The respect flows without effort and pretence.
Women know when they are in control and when the man is in control.
(Yes, we’re that smart!)
There are various reasons why women control some men, and there are types of men that are “controllable.”
(May my man not read this article, AMEN!! )

1)WHEN A MAN LOVES BLINDLY
A woman’s control is usually subtle and more effective when a man is head over heals in love.
When love is misappropriated, a woman rules.
In this situation, a woman uses emotional manipulation to get whatever she wants.
Remember Delilah?

2)WHEN YOU CAN’T MAINTAIN YOUR WIFE.
This includes solving her needs.
And these needs varies according to individuals.
—Emotional
—Financial
—Sexual
—Protection
—Other provisions according to existing circumstances.
But when the reverse is the case, the man loses control, and respect.
You can’t expect the neck to do the work of a head and still maintain the characteristics of a neck!!!

3)WHEN YOUR WOMAN IS ABOVE YOU IN STATUS.
It’s always a problem if the woman is above a man intellectually, financially, socially, etc.
There will always be friction because they’ll operate on different wavelengths.
There are certain things the woman will do which the man may not understand.
And the woman will always adopt a patronising approach in dealing with the husband. Sometimes, the man may not know it.
Most men are intimidated by a woman of higher status, but when they get involved with them, their ego kicks in and when they try to suppress them, it boomerangs.




4)COWARDS
This type of man avoids confrontations.
He rather shies away and remains indifferent in the face obvious misdemeanours by his woman.
He would rather compromise than take a stand on issues.
This type of man is more liable to invite third party to play advocacy role in their misunderstanding.

5)INFERIORITY COMPLEX AND IDOLIZING
When a woman is higher than the man in everything and is an achiever, the man most times feels inferior to the woman.
Sometimes, this leads to the man idolizing the woman.
The woman can do no wrong.
He turns a blind eye to her vices.
Never gently rebukes or corrects her.
He inadvertently turns to her slave.

6)PREDICTABLE MEN
These are men who can be easily tricked, controlled and ruled.
Sometimes, some foolish women who are lucky to gain access into their man’s heart, capitalize on it to control the man.
A predictable man is like a T.V with channels.
The woman has the remote.
She knows which channel to tune to.
When to switch it on and off.
And funny enough, the T.V will always obey.

READ MORE originally appeared on facebook by Lawrencia Chioma.(copyrights) Twitter:@lawrencia47

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Property development services made easy

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We present to you Onwuchuluba & Associates a firm of Registered Estate Surveyors and Valuers with their main office at No. 120 Rumuola Road, Port Harcourt. Their authority to practice rests on the fact that they are fully registered with Corporate Affairs Commission and Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria, which is the controlling body, regulating the practice of the profession and was established by Decree No. 24 of 1975.

The firm is made up of an organized pool of young experts, mobile, articulate, competent and willing to offer the best of our professional services at all time abiding by the laid down rules, yet aiming at successfully executing our assignments in a manner as to merit your commendation.

Through hardwork and dedication they have developed great skills and expertise in areas of property valuations, project management, facility management, estate agency and related matters, a prerequisite for an effective practice in this fast developing and challenging fields. Their colleagues and clients around the world are ensured of a trusted and knowledgeable associate in Onwuchuluba & Associates, for effective prosecution of their applications and effective management of their property rights.

Onwuchuluba & Associates is synonymous with the highest standards of expertise and professionalism in the fields of estate surveying and valuation. They offer a variety of services in the Real Estate industry including:

ESTATE AGENCY

The range of services provided by Onwuchuluba and Associates as estate agents or property brokers include sourcing, buying, and selling of properties on behalf of interested clients, arranging for leases and letting of real properties. The firm carries out rental of various types of real property and this equips us with the relevant data to act as the intermediary between the producer and consumers (Landlord and Tenants). Their clients range from single asset private individuals within and outside Nigeria to large corporate multinational organizations. Some of their properties range from Detached Bungalows, Semi-Detached Bungalows, Detached Houses, Semi-Detached/ Duplex Houses, Blocks of flats, Blocks of Luxury Flats, Office/shopping complex, Tenement Buildings, warehouses among others. They also render affordable short term letting of fully furnished apartments. These furnished apartments can be modified to clients specifications especially for local and international tourists who are holidaying in the country.

PROPERTY AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT

Onwuchuluba and Associates has built a strong reputation for reliability, expediency and quality. They aim to provide their clients with the ease and confidence of knowing that their investment is in safe hands.

In Property management, they offer services such as lease administration, service charge administration, on-site and off-site management as well as rent reviews.

In Facilities management, they conduct audit inspections and work with the client’s business strategy in order to reduce costs and enhance productivity. Their aim is to ensure that no setback or delay is caused by any maintenance, security or legal issue. We provide:

Supervision and consultancy services (consolidation and management of various facilities vendors)

Cleaning and maintenance services

Space utilization consultancy

Moving services

Inventory services

Security and HSE services

Solid waste and sewage management and disposal.

Their flexibility to our client’s needs and ability to respond promptly to issues, sets us apart from the pack.

PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT

Onwuchuluba and Associates was set up to render property development services to corporate organizations, Oil and Gas industries, Government agencies, private institutions and high net-worth individuals. The company is involved in the general construction and provision of structurally sound residential houses, offices and commercial buildings for outright sale and letting to the general public. This we strive to achieve at affordable prices to support and promote the vision of “Housing for all” by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

They have in their employment, reputable land surveyors, architects, structural engineers, builders and experienced craftsmen who work assiduously to meet our clients housing design, specifications and guaranteed customer satisfaction.
They have experience in all aspects of property development practice. Hence they liaise with Land and Housing Authorities in conjunction with financial institutions to acquire vast expanse of land to develop affordable low income housing units and model satellite towns in Port Harcourt, Owerri, Lagos and all over Nigeria. Whether for individuals or corporate concerns, They take all development projects seriously and  work  hard to ensure good quality of our houses. On project site, we make quality assurance and safety our utmost priority. Their drive in property development has led to a steady increase in patronage by both local and international clients.  They have impacted our society positively in the area of provision of adequate housing for the people and boosting of urban development.

VALUATION AND ACQUISITION SERVICES

They engage in Valuation and Assessment of land and buildings, plant and machinery, furniture and fittings for various purposes such as insurance,  financial purposes, rating, purchase, sale and liquidation.

They also provide acquisition services for investors, governments, and companies including Right-Of-Way acquisitions, community desensitization workshops, commercial real estate acquisitions, among others. We act as liasons in compensation analysis, negotiation and final settlement of land owners.

In acquisition of occupied land, they also assess the environmental impact on the communities (Environmental Impact Assessment) and advise on the alternatives to acquiring in a socially responsible manner.

They aim to provide solutions that cut costs and risk with world-class customer service to our clients.

Contact Onwuchuluba & Associates for these services and more;
120, Rumuola Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Email: info@onwuchulubaassociates.com
Tel: 234 84 361288
+234 803 4070589

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5 Effective Ways To Lose Weight With Zero Effort

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It isn’t easy to lose weight, especially when you try to make too many major lifestyle changes all at once. Here are five effective ways to lose weight that won’t leave you feeling stressed or burned out.

Include all five major food groups in your diet
Don’t hold yourself back from trying to lose weight just because you don’t want to cut out foods. There’s no rule that says you can’t embark on a weight loss journey without changing your entire diet on the spot.

When it comes to food, it’s a variety of food groups, and appropriate portions, that will reduce your calorie intake, not cutting out foods or eating more of one kind of food over another. Including grains, protein, fruits, vegetables and dairy in your diet means you will automatically consume more kinds of foods that have more nutritious value in them per serving, but fewer calories, such as vegetables.

Exercise a little bit, a few times per week
Intense, daily exercise isn’t necessary if you want to lose weight gradually. You might find it hard to get into an exercise routine if you go into it thinking you have to work out until your muscles ache, then wake up and do it all over again the next day.

The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way. Reducing your calorie intake combined with exercising consistently is your key to seemingly effortless weight loss. The goal is to burn more calories than you’re putting in. If you can find a fitness activity you love, you’re one step closer to losing a few pounds. It’s better to give various activities a try until you find the ones you like doing than to avoid exercising altogether, especially when you want to lose weight.

Relax by doing something that doesn’t involve food
Relaxing even when you feel overwhelmed is part of a healthy lifestyle. Stress can lead to overeating and weight gain without you even realizing it’s happening. Weight loss doesn’t come easily, though, if your definition of relaxation involves mindless snacking while binge-watching FRIENDS on Netflix.

If you need some relaxation time in the evenings or over the weekend, do something that doesn’t involve food. Read a book or do a mindless activity that requires two hands, like folding laundry with a T.V. show playing in the background. Go for a walk around the block. Play with your cat or dog.

Make weight loss part of your life, not your whole life
Deciding to take steps toward losing weight is a big choice. You will probably start off fairly motivated and attentive to what your doctor and/or dietitian suggest, but the journey often branches off in two different directions not long after that. Either you’ll keep at it full force or slowly start falling back into old, less healthful habits. It’s hard to find the middle ground.

To lose weight without hitting either wall, don’t make it your only priority. Decide what things are most important to you – work? Family? Friends? Figure out how to incorporate weight loss into each of those key areas in your life. By focusing on being your most productive at work, for example, you’ll start thinking more about what kinds of food and snacks to pack that will keep you feeling at your best. Or you might decide walking up and down a few flights of stairs during your 10-minute break is something you’d rather do than stand around the coffee maker in the break room.

Eat what you want, when you want it
You may have been previously led to believe weight loss means you have to stop eating certain foods. In reality, depriving yourself of foods you like to eat makes weight loss basically impossible.

When you completely remove foods you enjoy from your diet, it’s much harder to introduce and experiment with new, sometimes healthier alternatives. There’s no need to stop eating one food, as long as you balance it out with another. You can still eat chocolate, as long as you make sure to have your fruits and veggies, too.

With small, gradual changes over time, weight loss isn’t just effortless: it’s possible. Try one new thing at a time and figure out what works for you. Losing weight is about improving your health and feeling better, and every person is different. You can, and will, make it happen!

Exercise a little bit, a few times per week
Intense, daily exercise isn’t necessary if you want to lose weight gradually. You might find it hard to get into an exercise routine if you go into it thinking you have to work out until your muscles ache, then wake up and do it all over again the next day.

The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way. Reducing your calorie intake combined with exercising consistently is your key to seemingly effortless weight loss. The goal is to burn more calories than you’re putting in. If you can find a fitness activity you love, you’re one step closer to losing a few pounds. It’s better to give various activities a try until you find the ones you like doing than to avoid exercising altogether, especially when you want to lose weight.

Relax by doing something that doesn’t involve food
Relaxing even when you feel overwhelmed is part of a healthy lifestyle. Stress can lead to overeating and weight gain without you even realizing it’s happening. Weight loss doesn’t come easily, though, if your definition of relaxation involves mindless snacking while binge-watching FRIENDS on Netflix.

If you need some relaxation time in the evenings or over the weekend, do something that doesn’t involve food. Read a book or do a mindless activity that requires two hands, like folding laundry with a T.V. show playing in the background. Go for a walk around the block. Play with your cat or dog.

Make weight loss part of your life, not your whole life
Deciding to take steps toward losing weight is a big choice. You will probably start off fairly motivated and attentive to what your doctor and/or dietitian suggest, but the journey often branches off in two different directions not long after that. Either you’ll keep at it full force or slowly start falling back into old, less healthful habits. It’s hard to find the middle ground.

To lose weight without hitting either wall, don’t make it your only priority. Decide what things are most important to you – work? Family? Friends? Figure out how to incorporate weight loss into each of those key areas in your life. By focusing on being your most productive at work, for example, you’ll start thinking more about what kinds of food and snacks to pack that will keep you feeling at your best. Or you might decide walking up and down a few flights of stairs during your 10-minute break is something you’d rather do than stand around the coffee maker in the break room.

Eat what you want, when you want it
You may have been previously led to believe weight loss means you have to stop eating certain foods. In reality, depriving yourself of foods you like to eat makes weight loss basically impossible. When you completely remove foods you enjoy from your diet, it’s much harder to introduce and experiment with new, sometimes healthier alternatives. There’s no need to stop eating one food, as long as you balance it out with another. You can still eat chocolate, as long as you make sure to have your fruits and veggies, too.

With small, gradual changes over time, weight loss isn’t just effortless: it’s possible. Try one new thing at a time and figure out what works for you. Losing weight is about improving your health and feeling better, and every person is different. You can, and will, make it happen!
READ MORE originally appeared on  www.lifehack.org by Meg Dowell (copyrights)

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20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

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“Replacing a bra whenever it no longer lends comfort and support will help reduce back pain in heavier women, and can slow the natural process of aging in breast tissue” Kristi Funk, MD

Old plastic containers
Go through your collection of food-storage containers and toss anything made of clear, rigid plastic, and stamped with a 7 or “pc” (stands for polycarbonate).

Old mascara
Liquid makeup, including mascara, can harbor a lot of germs, says Thomas Steinemann, MD, an American Academy of Ophthalmology spokesperson who practices in Ohio. That’s why he recommends throwing tubes away two to three months after opening. “Each time you use mascara, you are brushing it and any germs onto your lashes,” he says. “You’re also contaminating the brush with even more bacteria present on your skin or eyelashes, then plunging it into a moist room-temperature environment, which encourages bacterial growth.” One of the primary functions of eyelashes is to keep debris and germs from entering your eye, so it’s important to keep the makeup you put on them as germ-free as possible, he adds.



Stretched-out bras
When’s the last time you went bra shopping? The elastic in bras can get stretched out over time (the washing machine speeds up this process) which means less support for your girls. “Replacing a bra whenever it no longer lends comfort and support will help reduce back pain in heavier women, and can slow the natural process of aging in breast tissue,” says breast specialist Kristi Funk, MD. (That “natural process of aging” is sagging.)

Air fresheners
Though some companies have recently announced they’re phasing out phthalates, which are used to help fragrance linger longer, many air fresheners (solids, sprays, and plug-ins) still contain this type of chemical, which in large doses may have harmful effects on reproduction or development.

Antibacterial soap
Antibacterial soap is no more effective at killing bacteria than the regular stuff—and they may not be safe, according to a 2014 FDA report. Triclosan, the active ingredient in antibacterial cleansers, has been shown to alter hormone regulation in animals, and there’s also concern that the chemical may contribute to antibiotic resistance.

Frayed toothbrush
If you’re brushing in the morning and the evening like you’re supposed to, then your toothbrush bristles are probably becoming frayed and worn faster than you realize. “In my experience, bristles start to fray after about two months of use, so I recommend my patients replace their brushes every three months”

Clutter
“In the end, we are what we think about, and what we think about is heavily influenced by what we keep around us”
Not sure where to start? Toss things that annoy you every time you see them, like socks that have lost their match, or your overflowing kitchen junk drawer. No matter what you decide to throw out (or donate), your goal is to whittle the physical objects down to only items that help you feel energized and accomplish your goals.

Clothes you don’t wear anymore
Take a peek in your closet. How many items have you not worn within the last year? Many people who’ve lost weight keep the bigger sizes around in case they regain it, while others hold onto the size 2 jeans they wore in high school, thinking maybe if they diet they’ll fit again. In either case, seeing these items every day can bring on anxiety. That’s not how anyone wants to feel when getting ready.

Leftovers lingering in the fridge

“When it comes to highly perishable food that contains animal ingredients, the rule of thumb is to eat, toss, or freeze after three days,Listeria is linked to scary things like meningitis, miscarriages, and even death,” he says. “It can grow to millions at refrigerator temperatures in under a week” Michael P. Doyle, PhD

Your kitchen sponge

Studies show the kitchen sponge is the germiest thing in the average American household, says Tierno. While some experts recommend microwaving sponges daily to zap bacteria, Doyle recommends skipping them completely: “When you use a sponge to clean meat juices, which can contain harmful microbes like salmonella, and it stays moist at room temperature, they grow quickly and studies show even the dishwasher doesn’t kill them.” He advises using a washcloth to clean dishes instead, grabbing a clean one every few days, and throwing the dirty ones in with your laundry. “Because it’s thinner, a washcloth dries quicker than a sponge between washes, which helps significantly slow bacterial growth,” he explains.

READ MORE originally appeared on Time.com (copyrights)



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Federal Government College, Port Harcourt: Class of 1980 REUNION!

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39 years ago, on 30th September 1975, 90 young persons (pre-teens and teenagers) from all over Nigeria arrived at the old site of Federal Government College, along Rumuola Road in Port Harcourt. This cohort has gone down valleys, climbed mountains, sailed through rivers and traversed flat plains over the years.

Along the way, they shed a tear as ten of their bosom friends finished their races and went to sleep… Today, these young saplings have come of age, achieving success in various endeavours. [shareaholic app=”recommendations” id=”19270318″]Their collective achievements call for celebration hence their first reunion activities scheduled as follows:

30th September 2015 – Teleconference at 8PM(GMT): To mark 40 years of our first day at FGCPH.

1st October 2015 – Arrival in Port Harcourt, “Catch Up” Socials.

2nd October 2015 – School Assembly.

3rd October 2015 – City Tour; Gala Night.

4th October 2015 – Departure.

Old Students of FGC Port Harcourt and other Unity Schools, present and former teachers, parents and philanthropists are especially invited to our Gala Night at Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt.

For tickets please email fgcph80@outlook.com or contact Isaac: 07064045268

You may like also another upcoming event in Port Harcourt: Port Harcourt Walk For Peace

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Training: Basic Well Log Analysis (PetroPhysics) & Advance Seismic Interpretation

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Training: Basic Well Log Analysis (PetroPhysics) & Advance Seismic Interpretation

Date: 5th – 14th August, 2015.
Time: 9am-4pm Daily.

Venue: Emerald Hotels, Opposite Rumuola Fly-Over, Rumuola Bus-Stop,
Port Harcourt, River State, Nigeria.

Organizer: PetroPlays International
Contact:
training@petroplays.com
0809-990-7354
www.petroplays.com

PetroPlays International is an Indigenous Upstream Training and Research Development Company that provides world-class graduate and post-graduate geoscience exploration & production continuing education skill solutions for human capacity building in the Nigerian petroleum industry.

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