From condoms to birth control pills to intra-uterine devices, the world of medicine has definitely offered women around the world a good range of contraceptives to choose from in recent times. The latest addition to the mix – an app.
This isn’t your usual ovulation calendar. The Nature Cycles Birth Control App, for example, has actually been approved by governments in European Union as a contraceptive. It’s only a matter of time before it hits our Nigerian market.
According to the Business Insider, “The app uses an algorithm that takes into account your temperature and many other factors like sperm survival…
#1. Am I getting married because I am in my late twenties/thirties and the society think it’s the next thing to do to live a fulfilled life?
#2. Am I actually psychologically, emotionally and spiritually ready for it?
#3. Honestly, am I doing it because all my friends are wearing bands and I don’t want to feel left out?
#4. Have I come to terms with the fact that majority of the married women who seem happy are actually wearing the smallest handcuffs and are looking for a way out?
#5. Am I getting married because I have been dating this particular person for years and it just seems like the polite thing to do?
Experimenting with food is fun and exciting, especially when you spice them up with ingredients like coconut. This recipe is a tweak to the traditional moi-moi; it’s gluten-free and is recommended for those on a low carb diet. This is simply because of the almond flour’s net carb of 10g per cup.
Try out the recipe. Let us know what you think!
2 cups (160g) almond flour
1⅓ cups (300mls) coconut milk
1 teaspoon ground crayfish
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Over the years, on-air personality, Stephanie Coker-Ade has managed to add “style star” to the many hats she already wears. Mastering the balance between ultra chic and effortlessly cool, Stephanie never disappoints. With impeccable ease, Coker incorporates classics that never go out of style like her constant supply of denim to show that simple everyday life practicality. From midriff-baring two pieces to mini skirts and sheer dresses, Coker never seizes to captivate us. She even makes a white tee and jeans look top-notch. Although she wears high price outfits, her street style is affordable because she sticks to basics. Tip 1: Invest in basics.
Here are her best street style moments that you can recreate on an affordable budget :
The weekend look
For a comfortable laid-back look, Stephanie opts for her non-stop graphic tee and blue jeans. She adds that glam factor by topping the look off with a sheer kimono and white sneakers.
I was having drinks with friends and acquaintances a few nights ago when we got talking about how fast our society’s value system is going down the drain. Prior to that, I thought I was the only one who had issues with the way things are done these days, especially when it comes to relationships.
What seems to happen these days is that a guy meets a girl with flawless foundation, well-shaped eyebrows, hot lipstick to match, snatched shape and human hair from a special nation that can pay one’s house rent per annum on her head – Peru, Brazil, Malaysia and the likes. Sadly, such a lady may have little or nothing “upstairs” (mentally) as she is used to meeting men who just like what they see and are focused on the urge to satisfy “Jonny down there” which blinds all judgment for choosing right. Therefore, the only form of personal development she seeks is the acquisition of the latest hair weaves, makeup and other wears which have a very short lifespan.
Thinking of interesting date ideas for you and the boo this weekend?
You’re bound to love at least one of these fun activities. Choose one and create beautiful memories right after!
1. Make Personalized Scavenger Hunts For Each Other
Set it up and have it go around your city or town, filled with clues based on your “history” together. The first clue can start from your house leading to the next at your favourite restaurant where you can decide to stop and have lunch then proceed to the next clue at a spa… the idea is to thoughtfully plan out each clue to make your significant other feel loved.
2. Have Game Night
This is my favourite. You can invite other couples over or make it about just the two of you. It’s always fun to get competitive. You can fix one day in a month for game night so you both can have something to look forward to
3. Take A Dance Class Together
It doesn’t hurt to learn a few moves together that you can show off later, right? Try a completely new dance style to both of you and have fun laughing at each other. You’ll be amazed at the effects it has on your relationship
Did you know that your period colour can help you know if everything is working fine down there?
Most times, your period may appear in another colour, one that’s different from the one you are used to seeing. This isn’t an automatic cause for alarm as it’s likely you’ll be exposed to an array of colours throughout your menstruating years. With this in mind, we thought it would be helpful to de-code your period colours and tell you what they mean and if or when you should be concerned.
If it’s Bright Red: Bright red blood usually tells us that everything is working as it should. You will usually see this color during the middle of your period or when you are experiencing heavy flow. Some women will stay this shade for their whole cycle, which means their flow and uterine shedding is consistent.
We know how hard it can be to get up early in the morning and be faced with having to choose between prepping for an appointment and getting the kids set for school. The key is to focus on a plan, get organized, and find the right balance between work and parenthood. Here are some tips to get you started:
Get help: As you won’t be around with your kids 24/7, It is ok to get help. Ask your network of friends and family for reference to nannies, babysitters or daycare centres. When employing a nanny, it is advised to employ one who is educated and has a history of long commitment to families. This means they are able to care for children of all ages and assist with homework. A good daycare facility should have flexible hours, outdoor space, friendly and kind employees who have had their backgrounds checked.
Create a morning routine:: This is a really good way to avoid frazzles. You can start out by laying out the kids’ clothes plus yours, polishing the shoes, deciding what to make for breakfast, etc. Basically, doing this helps you keep your sanity.
Stay in touch with your kids: The importance of communicating with your kids from the workplace can never be overemphasized. No matter how busy you may be, always ensure you take out time out of your busy schedule to know how your kids are faring. Hearing or seeing your child (through video webcams) could help you get through a rough day and will mean a lot to your child. He/she is comforted knowing you are near.
A handy pepper spray bottle is officially a security must-have for the One Woman. You can either buy a ready-made spray from stores like Dealdey and Jumia, or alternatively, make yours at home with this useful guide.
Remember to share with other ladies!
What You Need
Peppers (grounded) or chilli powder
Empty 20ml plastic spray bottle or perfume spray bottle (cylindrical)
Plastic cling wrap