The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram constituency, Mr Sam George, has called on the government to implement the United Nations (UN) conventions on the statelessness of refugees in the country.
The love of attraction works by focusing on you, it isn’t about the other person but about yourself. Sometimes we think the law of attraction is getting the other person notice us andlove the one we are attracted to and make them love us but the law of attraction is very hard to deal with because the law of attraction deal specifically with you the individual.
Often the hardest aspect is trying to understand what the man in our life is thinking. Michael French, author of Why Men Fall Out of Love: What Every Woman Needs to Understand, explains why men fall out of love, and offers tips on how to bring some excitement back into any marriage or relationship. In his book, French presents a fascinating look at men’s deepest feelings, identifying the key issues that can unravel even the tightest bonds, and has even identified the four top relationship busters:
Loss of intimacy
When a man feels rejected by his partner
The quest for validation
Which stems from low self-esteem, and a man’s continual search for approval and acceptance
The perfection impulse
The tendency of men to mask low self-esteem with achievement
The fading of attraction
When men tell their partners they’re no longer attracted to them, they’re masking the real reason for their loss of interest — that they’re not getting enough love
“Libido is like a muscle — use it or lose it! That means you have to make a habit of lovemaking. The more you do it — the more you’ll feel like doing it,” says Jennifer Oikle, PhD, a psychologist who specializes in relationship coaching. So, ladies, you heard the doctor, go out and get some “exercise.”
What motivates men?
According to Dr. Cheryl McClary PhD, JD, a women’s health professor and the author of The Commitment Chronicles — The Power of Staying Together, men are not motivated by simply wanting to have a better relationship. Instead, men are motivated by:
Fear: of losing, and of change
Greed: for food and for money
Lust: for you and for his toys
“In a way, men sometimes are like cute pet puppies. A man would much rather roll around in the mud or dig holes in the yard than spend time making his relationship better,” Dr. McClary says.
“Now I am not saying men are like dogs or that they should come panting when you whistle. I am saying that many lessons about living with men can be learned from observing ever-faithful canine companions.”
All obedience schools are based on the reward system, she says, so it’s probably worth applying some of their basic principles.
How to improve your relationship:
Remember that what you want is a responsive, attentive companion.
Be persistent and consistent in teaching him what you expect.
Communicate your needs clearly.
Model gentle, loving behavior.
Lavish him with rewards (which will reward you too!).
In other words, the reason that black, Latino, Jewish and LGBT people have a rich history in comedy. Oppression's not funny, but we've learned to find humor in the worst situations - and it's a more sophisticated kind, the sort of jokes that sting a little. (See Sarah Silverman's joke: "I was raped by a doctor... which is so bittersweet for a Jewish girl.")
2. Our grossness is funnier.
Sure, men are the stereotypically "gross" ones with their pizza box-strewn bachelor pads and dirty bathrooms. But female grossness is an often-overlooked gold mine of comedy. Three A.M. drunk burrito eating while you're still in your body-con going out dress? Hilarious. Running out of tampons and toilet paper and using the toilet paper roll wrapper as a makeshift pad? Slaying me. Oh, you've never done that? Yeah, I've totally also never done that and gotten a rash.
3. We're underestimated when it comes to LOLs.
The common mentality goes, women are attracted to funny men, and men are attracted to women who laugh at their jokes. Your average single woman, when preparing for a date, is taught to go to the Girlfriend-Making Factory blow-dry bar, wear something sexy-but-not-slutty, and laugh at everything the guy says.Hell, guys actually give us the upper hand by assuming we're not going to have a sense of humor.
4. And the idea of "female comedy" is underestimated, in general.
These days, the generic idea of what makes a woman funny is twofold: The old-timey "ya know what I'm talking about, ladies?!"-style punchlines, and the on-purpose filthy-mouthed cute girl. Not only are there interesting variations on those two categories (Tina Fey redoing Cathy schtick with an edge, the pointed satire of Sarah Silverman) but there are approximately a zillion other ways that women can be - and are, quite often - funny.
5. We have to work twice as hard to be considered funny.
Everybody who's trying to make a career out of being funny has something to prove as soon as they step onstage or begin that funny listicle or whatever. But women are snap-judged as "girls trying to be funny" from the get-go. (As Adam Carolla infamously told the New York Post, "They make you hire a certain number of chicks, and they're always the least funny on the writing staff.")
6. Women are more socially perceptive.
Someone like Kristen Wiig has obviously benefited from her sharp social observations of certain women (see: Penelope, the compulsive one-upper), and comedy based in truth = the best kind.
7. We don't feel entitled to laughs.
If you take in a lot of standup, the chances are good that you've seen a lot of straight white dudes go up to the stage, do some impromptu, lazy Family Guy-esque riffs, and bomb. That is because straight white dudes have had gorgeous women fake-laughing at their unfiltered, unrehearsed "jokes" for their entire lives. Women, on the other hand, are basically socialized to be insecure perfectionists. Does it suck? Yeah. But does it mean funny women have an arsenal of well-sharpened, on-point jokes to pull out whenever they're needed? Sure does.
The sparkly pink Comic Sans How To Be A Girl For Dummies And Also This Is What Sex Is books our moms left on our beds when we were twelve. The fact that we drop eggs once a month like weird aliens. Occasionally freaking the heck out until we pee on a stick. All of the above = ROFL fodder.
9. Gilda Radner
And other women it would be reductive to name, except to say that they're frequently brought up as "exceptions" to the rule, which is moronic, considering there are hundreds of them. K thanks.
Obvious disclaimer: You can be funny if you're a man or a woman or a tree stump or a copy of the Olsen twins' How The West Was Fun. This is just for the sake of argument.
The term "Airborne disease" refers to any disease that is caused by pathogens and transmitted through the air.
The virus could be spread through coughing, sneezing, raising of dust, spraying of liquids, an so forth.
Airborne pathogens or allergens often cause inflammation in the nose, throat, sinuses and the lungs. affecting the respiratory system. such disease are linked to asthma and other related diseases.
Studies have revealed that pollutants influence the lung functionality and increase the air way inflammation, its also stated that tobacco smoking increases the risk of attracting the disease.
Experts says the disease can be contracted through exposure to an infected person or animals. some people also gets the disease through a portal of entry; mouth, nose, cuts or needle puncture.
The experts also suggests that, the prevention of Airborne diseases is best done through hand washing, using appropriate hand disinfection, getting regular immunization for prevention and staying away from infected people.
Patients should not go in for antibiotics as means of controlling the viral infection.
Immunizations and vaccination is the best measure, a study conducted showed that vaccination, when kept on a precise schedule for children with immunization, prevents approximately 20 million disease cases and 42,000 deaths
The brain is like a muscle – if you don’t give it a regular workout, it loses tone. Here are some tips to help you improve your mental fitness.
1. Exercise for 30 minutes every day. Physical exercise delivers oxygen to the brain. This can help to improve your memory, reasoning abilities and reaction times. 2. Read often and read widely. Keeping an active interest in the world around you will help to exercise your brain and improve your mental fitness. 3. Boost your levels of vitamin B. Eat plenty of wholegrain cereals, leafy greens and dairy foods. Vitamin B is essential to brain health.
4. Challenge your intellect and memory. Stretch yourself mentally by learning a new language, doing the cryptic crossword or playing chess. This is important for brain health and good for your social life.
5. Take time to relax. Excess stress hormones like cortisol can be harmful to the brain. Schedule regular periods of relaxation into your week.
6. Take up a new hobby. Learning something new gives the ‘grey matter’ a workout and builds neural pathways in the brain.
7. Actively manage your health. Conditions such as diabetes or heart disease can affect mental performance if not diagnosed and treated. Have regular check-ups with your doctor to prevent future problems.
8. Engage in stimulating conversations. Talk to friends and family about a wide range of topics. This gives your brain an opportunity to explore, examine and enquire.
9. Take up a manual activity or craft. Hobbies such as woodwork and sewing or activities like skipping require you to move both sides of the body at the same time, in precise movements. This can help to improve your spatial awareness and increase your reaction time.
10. Exercise your brain with others. Watch, question and answer game shows and enjoy the competitive spirit. Involve the family in regular games to test their general knowledge
About seven years ago, Ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor, through the Ministry of Trade, Industry and the President’s Special Initiatives (PSI), passionately appealed to Ghanaians to patronise Ghanaian fabrics.
Holding on to previous romantic attachments creates feelings of distrust and can be harmful to an otherwise promising relationship. So are you wondering if your honey's heart still rests in the hands of a past love?
Honestly, a person can only repeat the exfoliate-moisturize-SPF routine so many times. If you want to look younger (and your grooming arsenal is already stocked), follow these 10 simple strategies to turn back the clock-no medicine-cabinet space required.
Though a recent study claims that a woman's face is like an open book that reveals her state of mind, but men need to beware!
Better not take it as the last verdict, for irrespective of how much you trust and adore your little angel, women do lie to their significant others at times.
Sometimes to carry off a situation without hurting his feelings or to save herself from trouble, while on occasions to contain her emotions and pose as Ms. Goody...popping casual, white lies is no big deal for women when it comes to playing it safe in the relationship.
White lies are no big blunders or massive betrayals, but small lies or 'truth manipulated' to handle a situation. At times she might fib to make her man feel better, to avoid a fight, or an embarrassing situation.
Here's a little help so that men can figure out when their adorable darling is not speaking her heart out and help them handle the situation with care...
Lie #1: "Oh! It's fine. I'm OK" Guards on guys! You must know that she's not fine at all and nothing is OK. And sooner or later you will have to bear the burnt of her pent up emotions that she has somehow managed to hold back until now. You'll find her taking this emotional defense on occasions when you may have forgotten her birthday, taken her for granted or have done anything that hurts her.
"Whenever my girlfriend lets go off my not so fatal error with a cool 'it's fine', I know it's nothing but the calm before a cyclone that I am fated to face in the time to come," shares Sandeep Sharma, a Delhi-based management student.
To portray that she doesn't care, the emotional lady prefers taking a refuge in this lie. Charu Marwah, a software engineer admits, "I prefer staying that 'It's OK' because if I react I'll be blamed of being a constant cribber, who is in complaining mode always. Though, I actually want him to go down on his knees and plead forgiveness."
Lie detector: Well, an experienced lover would know of the crime that he has committed, but the amateurs should look out for her reactions. She might not get vocal, but will do everything to make you feel guilty about the fact that you have hurt her. From being tight-lipped to giving the briefest responses that don't go beyond 'hmms, huhs or yes and no', to mean tones and loads of sarcasm - are a few hints that you can look out for. "Women have a tendency of expecting their man to understand the said, as well as the unsaid, and that leaves men in a dicey situation. And even here, by keeping quite or going away with a small 'I'm fine', she expects him to know that she's hurt," explains psychologist, Dr. Aruna Broota.
Lie # 2: "I love you for what you are" ...and I don't want you to change. Well, may God be your saviour if you believe her for this. No wonders, if sheer pampering or impressing you might strictly be on her mind when she's saying this. "I just loved my wife whenever she averred this phrase. But gradually the knick-picking started and reality dawned upon me. At times it was my eating choice that bugged her, while at others it was my dressing style that she wanted to improve. Yet she continued to tell the blatant lie that she loved me for what I was," complained Madhukar Suhas, a Mumbai-based advertising professional.
Agreed, that you don't like this lie. But just imagine how it would feel if on your face she told you much she hated your paunch or how bad you looked in those lose-fitted denims. Thank her appreciating you taking care of your confidence levels.
"What do I do? I have to blow his trumpet when he does the right thing. After all, it was his qualities only that I married him for. And also, it becomes important to boost his confidence at times and those words just have the right impact," says Madhu Chandra, a Delhi-based-teacher.
Lie detector: If you start observing the occasions when she backs this mushy phrase, you might just realise she's not lying at all. On most of the occasions it comes when you have made her happy with anything like a gift, a movie, a romantic dinner or for that matter by doing anything and everything that she loves. You were good to her and that's your innate quality, which made her fall for you.
Lie # 3: You stare, I don't care! Either you are too lucky to have the coolest woman by your side, or you are getting an inflated ego without any reason if you believe her on this. No matter how hard she tries to look cool and composed, but the fact remains that no woman loves it when her man ogles at another woman. "After all, who wants to feel like second best? And the 'I don't care attitude' is usually to hide the vulnerability and a pretence. Most women hate their man staring at another woman," confesses Radhika Khattar, a Delhi-based housewife.
Lie detector: She doesn't want to show you how she's feeling and is no less desperate to tell you that you are torturing her to the core. Well, easy indications to know she's lying can be the trail of questions she'll end up asking you. Casually and candidly she'll ask you things like 'Isn't she hot?' 'What makes her so hot? 'Did you like her?' She might appear to be your best buddy, but actually she wants to ask you, 'Do I score less that the chic you are ogling at?' And your answer will decide your fate not immediately, but definitely in the future, so better beware of what you say!
Lie # 4: Your friends are cool! This might not be a lie always, but many a times your friends are nothing but a 'passion spoiler' for your girl, especially when they pop up during private moments. "When we started dating, on many occasions we went out with my friends. And every time I used to ask her, 'I hope you are enjoying?' she answered, 'They're cool!' The real shock came when one day I was planning another group date and she gave me a good piece of her mind. It's then that I realised that she didn't love them as much I thought she did. But she could have initially told me," says Rajat Sarin, a 20-year-old college student.
"Most of the times women end up praising your friends for you. They don't want to hurt you by revealing the truth and hope that you'll understand without saying, which usually doesn't happen," explains psychologist, Dr Sameer Parekh.
Lie detector: A sure shot hint to the lie is written on her face. Despite being in the group she'll remain an outsider. The smile that's usually worth a million dollars might just look purely artificial and forced. Her replies to all your enquiries will end in a cover up lie, 'I'm fine sweet heart' or 'I'm enjoying myself' and that takes you to Lie #1. So, when you get something like this from your girl, understand that you are getting into too much buddy-bonding!
Lie # 5: Tell me, trust me I won't get angry This one is tricky, leaving you with a ditch on one side and a bigger ditch on the other. This lie is usually thrown at you when she wants an honest opinion and knows what it can be, but still wants to hear it. Beware guys! Irrespective of what you say, she is going to get furious for sure. This usually happens in questions related to her looks, the food that she cooks, that tangy orange shirt she brought for you etc.
"Sometimes it is tough to handle. Once, my wife asked my honest opinion on a super tight dress that she had worn. And, I told her honestly that she was looking like a stuffed pillow and she was mad at me. Taking cues from my past experience; on another occasion I did my best to flatter her. To my sheer surprise, even that made her angry and she blamed me for not being a fair critic," complains Suraj Malhotra, a Delhi-based architect.
Lie detector: Well, there's no detector for this one, for undoubtedly she's lying. Then what's the solution? Answers Parekh, "It's not that women cannot take true criticism from their man or expect praises all the time. But what they actually expect is that criticism should come in a softer and suggestive manner, rather than a striking taunt on her looks. So, without being too critical or over flattering, just tell her that she needs to work out on her minuses."
This was from us. Now it's your turn to share the sweet and salty white lies that you tell your man or your wife pours on you to leave you playing a guessing game of truth and false.
If you’re considering a long distance relationship or fall into one without much of a choice, don’t worry — there’s help on the way. We turned to the experts for some tips on how to make your long distance relationship work. Here’s what we uncovered:
Use the phone
1. Do not to let the logistics get in the way of talking on the phone with your partner everyday — it’s one of the most important things you can do to make a long distance relationship work.
2. Utilize other modes of communication
When you’re stuck in a meeting halfway across the world, it’s always heartwarming to receive a loving text message from your sweetheart. “Set aside a certain time, every day, to connect with each other.”
With such busy lives and so many obligations pulling at you from all different directions, it’s easy to neglect communicating in a long distance relationship. Using other modes of communication will keep you and your partner close even though you’re technically far away from each other.
3. Keep the romance alive
You and your beau might not see each other every day, but it’s important to keep the love going and present. “Give a little something — mail a gift, write a love song, send a balloon-o-gram, order lunch and have it delivered to your honey — just make it happen,” says Falzone.
“You’re not physically together all the time to enjoy those little extras that your sweetheart might do for you (like bringing you a latte made just the way you like it). Your sweetie will feel cherished knowing that you’re thinking of him enough to send a special surprise.” Plus, he will probably return the gesture and will make you feel super-special.
4. Partake in an even-trip exchange
Odds are you and your love will be visiting each other. It’s important to make this even to avoid a disgruntled other-half. “Make sure that each person takes a turn visiting the other’s city,” says Debra Berndt, a dating and relationship expert, and author of the book, “Let Love In.” “This way no one feels as though they are doing all the traveling, thus making all the effort in the relationship.”
5. Don’t take things (too) personally
Things will get in the way so be prepared. Since you and your partner live separately, odds are you’ll maintain your lives in your own cities (as you probably should). It will help your relationship if you remain understanding and flexible.
“Changes in plans come up, work gets in the way and family emergencies emerge as a normal part of life. If your partner cancels a trip, do not take it personally and make a huge deal over the change (unless it becomes a regular pattern of behavior),” says Berndt. “Remember that you accepted the relationship as it is and must adjust to last minute cancellations as part of the deal.”
Don’t be sad. It’s his problem, not yours. I’m sure there are numerous men out there who are attracted to you and don’t mind at all that you hog the remote, get text messages at 2 a.m. and pass gas in your sleep. We all have our little quirks.
Women like to be chosen, plain and simple.Even the big loud-mouthed ones like me. And if you do the asking, you aren’t letting the guy take that step. You undermine his ability and urge to initiate action.
I like bald guys. It is not just that I don't mind if a guy is losing his hair. I think it's hot. While I recognize that not every 16-year-old girl has a crush on her balding biology teacher, I think women should give bald men another look.
BY: Hadiza Nuhhu-Billa Quansah / The Mirror / Ghana
There is the growing suspicion among some fathers over the paternity of their children and they have consequently requested DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) test to establish the true paternity of such children.