Cleaning Hack: Use these methods to keep your windows clean

Before you clean the windows you should consider the weather and have all the cleaning equipment needed.

Below are some ways of cleaning your windows.

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They include;

Use vinegar

Vinegar can help in removing hard stains on the window. Add the vinegar to warm water and use a soft fabric to scrub the dirt off. For stubborn stains, you can spray the vinegar and leave it for 5 minutes before the final cleaning. Avoid using them on the frames that are not coated to avoid breakage.

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Old magazines

This is a tried and tested method in several Kenyan homes. Use old newspapers after the windows have been scrubbed with soap and water. Wait for them to dry then use the old magazines on them.

Warm water and soap

Put water in a bucket and soap, and make it bubbly. Use a soft fabric or sponge to clean. Once scrubbed clean, take clean water and sprinkle on the window until the soaps been washed off. Leave it to dry before polishing it.

Window vacuum

This comes in handy for apartments and high rise buildings. Some companies hire out the equipment or if your pockets are deep. simply buy one. It’s an effortless cleaning process.

 

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Old used fabrics or sponge

If the windows are dusty you can use a dry used fabric or sponge. Wipe gently against the window to remove the dust. Then repeat the process until they are sparkling clean.

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High handle brooms

The brooms are used to clean windows in tall buildings. They also help in removing cobwebs before cleaning them.

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The secret to scoring a second date? Share your dessert!

 

Some rely on charm or good looks, but the real secret to securing a second date is to share your food.

Psychologists at Leeds University analysed the dining habits of couples on the Channel 4 series First Dates, where potential partners are set up on blind dates in a restaurant.

They compared almost 60 dates where couples shared food with 49 who did not.

The overwhelming majority of those who tasted each other’s dishes agreed to meet again, against 42 per cent of couples who did not share.

Dessert was the most popular dish to split.

‘One person feeding another may represent ‘courtship’ feeding that signals sexual interest,’ wrote the researchers in the journal Appetite.

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Jenifer Lopez plans to spend Sh100million for her 50th birthday

 

Jennifer Lopez’s 50th birthday party in Miami on Wednesday is to be thrown by the founder of fashion brand Pretty Little Thing, Umar Kamani, in what I hear is going to be a lavish gold-and-white themed beach party with a $1,000,000 budget.

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The bash will be held at a private residence in the city where J.Lo will perform one of her It’s My Party tour dates later this week.

‘It’s impossible to put a price on something like this. It’s going to be a really beautiful and special event,’ says Umar.

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She’s married to former baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez, who’s certainly not short of a bob or two.

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‘Not a good example’ Sarah Kabu criticizes Manu Chandaria for cheap wedding 

 

Kenya is the fourth most expensive country in the world to do a wedding according to 2018 statistics.

The average price of a wedding in Kenya is $34,854 (Ksh 3,500,000).According to a 2018 survey by Samantha Bridals, the current average cost of a wedding in Kenya is about $34,854. However, the report also reveals that many couples try to stick to a budget of $14,900 (Ksh 149,6209) or under.

On Friday, industrialist Manu Chandaria formalized his relationship at the AG’s office.

But popular travel expert Sarah Kabu of Bonfire Adventures does not agree with his choice at having a cheap wedding. She wrote down her opinion on Instagram, but was quickly criticized by Kenyans.

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She wrote

DR. Chandaria I know you are not a Christian but even Jesus turned water into wine in a wedding to allow the couple make merry at their wedding evening parry… billionaires are you so mean to throw a big wedding party for your friend’s and relatives to enjoy the fruits of ur labour …

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.this is not a good example to the young couples being mocked for asking help to do a big community wedding… we all look forward to walk our kids down the aisle after graduation… this is the next right of passage actually traditionally and biblically ur parents should help pay dowry….youths msiogope kufanya big weddings na kama wewe hutaki kuchanga for a friends or relatives wedding please dont attend the wedding.. u dance and eat like nobody’s business. even Jesus changad for a wedding

Dear KOT, does the sound of a ‘budget’ wedding make you cringe?

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Her fans reacted differently
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He has done no mistake.. We are all at liberty to live our lives how we deem fit. He wanted his marriage officiated that way…he did not ask anyone to emulate him…who died and crowned us judges??kila mtu aishi atakavyo.simple.
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I agree with you and him. In short, live and let live. Wale wanataka kuchangia wenzao wachange. Wale hawataki wasichange. Wale wanataka ndoa kubwa wafanye. Wale wa “come-we-figure-this-out-together” pia wajibambe. Let’s accommodate everyone’s decisions. That way, we live peaceably with all.

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Kila mtu apambane na hali yake, kwanza wale wa kuweka watu kwa committee za harusi na kuwekewa targets without consent.

A look inside President Uhuru Kenyatta’s wedding invitation to his son’s itara

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There is nothing wrong with an AG’s wedding. This is what they decided to show us, we don’t know if there was a grand celebration later on. Some people prefer privacy.

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Comfort food: How to make homemade chicken fried rice

It’s cold and the best time to give this recipe a shot.

Comfort food is food that provides a nostalgic or sentimental value to someone and may be characterized by its high caloric nature, high carbohydrate level, or simple preparation.

Chicken fried rice is the type of comfort food you need in a time crunch

 

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Ingredients

  •  mixed vegetables
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • 3 packages (8.8 ounces each) ready-to-serve garden vegetable rice
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed, shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Diced carrots
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 2 teaspoon of cornflour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of soy sauce

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Directions

  • In the bowl with the shredded chicken, add the salt, pepper, soy sauce, cornflour then mix well until evenly coated. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  • Put oil in a frying pan, let it get heated. Follow with your chicken and stir fry your chicken on high heat. Fry for 5-6 minutes until evenly brown. Remove a set aside on a plate.
  • In a different pan, add your sesame oil in a pre-heated pan, followed by 2 eggs side by side. Add pepper and salt to taste. Scramble lightly for 1 minute.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet, add your chopped onions, ginger, and garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Add the diced carrots. Pinch of salt and spices of your desire. Add green peas to the same skillet. Saute for 2 minutes or more.
  • Add the already pre-cooked rice into the sauteed vegetables. Stir thoroughly. At this point, you can add more spices to your liking. Followed by 1 tablespoon of soy sauce. Stir well.
  • Sprinkle the chicken and scrambled eggs over the rice mixture. Stir thoroughly for over 2 minutes. Add spring onions if you have but not a must.
  • Serve to plate while hot.

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Esther Passaris proves long braids are appropriate for any age

 

Women over 40 can wear a variety of lengthy styles ranging from buns and braided updos to loose curls and waves.

Nairobi woman rep Esther Passaris has been rocking her braids with so much grace and style.

We have hardly seen her in braids, but Nairobi Woman rep Esther Passaris is spotting long abuja braids in the coolest look by any female politician.

Passaris is currently rocking long black braids and when we say these braids are long we are not kidding.

Even in an updo, her braids hang to her waist and we have taken note of her style.

Scroll down to see Passari’s new hair do as seen on her Instagram

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Flamboyant Eldoret man draws gun on drinking buddy in bar escapade

 

A lawyer in Eldoret has been accused of brandishing his gun in a club in the area.

The permit holder has been arraigned in an Eldoret court over alleged
misuse of his licensed gun.

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Ceaser Munyeke Mutie, who is branch manager of the Commercial Bank of
Africa in Eldoret, was arrested over alleged misuse of the gun and
claims of attempted murder which police are investigating.

Police had sought 10 days to detain Mutie for further investigations
including a search at his house but Chief Magistrate Charles Obulutsa
ordered the police to carry out the search and release Mutie
immediately so that he seeks medication.

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DCI Officer Thomas Othoo told the court that one bullet was discharged
from the Mutie’s gun during a confrontation with a reveler identified
as Thomas Kungu at a bar in the town on July 13th.

Mutie’s lawyer Alex Gumbo claimed that the manager was attacked and
beaten up during the incident but he was arrested when he went to
report to the police.

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Othoo had told the magistrate that Mutie breached the fire arms act
and police had received information that the manager had in the past
brandished the gun at several other places.

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Recite these tips daily to motivate and encourage yourself

You have to make a routine that you follow each single day you wake up. Motivating yourself is the greatest source of being productive. Recite the following tips on a daily basis and you will always be a successful person.

I am the best

You should never compare yourself to anyone because no one is like you. You have to have that believe that you are the best of all and you must be productive in a positive way each single day.

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I can do it

There is nothing that can be hard to be accomplished so long as you you have all the motivation and confidence. You should have role models that you look at everyday before you close your door to work. ‘If the did it then I will also do it.’ To become successful you will always face tough challenges and every successful have their own ups and down which they overcame. Always remember than anything good does not come easily. Use your challenges as lessons learnt to achieve the best.

God is my strength

Always pray for God’s guidance before you start your day or get out of your house. There are many challenges that you get to face during the day that are out of your powers. Always have that faith that when you have God before anything you will always succeed in all your challenges.

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I’m a conqueror

You will be the only source of motivation to yourself. When you lack confidence in your self chances of getting that from other people are minimal. Have faith in yourself that no matter what people say about you you will always be strong.

I must make today better

Always work towards each of your day better than it was previously. This  serves as a great motivation as you will be monitoring your progress.

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8 ways smoking can negatively affect your health

Smoking can occur in two ways which are passive and active. Passive involves taking smoke from the environment while active involves direct inhaling of smoke to your body. However smoke has negative impact to your body especially the lungs.

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Other effects include;

Lung cancer

Smoke is the greatest threat to the lungs. This is because it infects the oxygenated air leading to breathing problems.

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Infertility

This negatively affects men ability to perform in bed, while it can cause cervical cancer for women.

Blood clotting 

Smoke can cause blood clotting as it invades the blood vessels. This lowers the rate at which blood circulation occurs in the body.

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Blood cancer

Smoke contains some bacterial substances that once they invade the blood, it becomes infected. People who smoke a lot are likely to get leukemia compared to those who don’t smoke.

Dental infection

Most smokers normally have brown or yellow teeth. It can also lead to other tooth related diseases like tooth aches, dental inflammation and tamper with fresh breath.

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Severe coughs

Cigarettes contain too much nicotine and many other harmful chemicals. This tampers with the respiratory system causing constant coughs.

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Immunity

Smoking can lead to low appetite as it affects the loss of sense of taste. This hence makes ones body to become weak due to lack of food. Once the body is not well fed, the immunity lowers making it difficult in fighting diseases.

Impairment

Smoking while you’re pregnant can cause serious problems, too. Your baby could be born too early, have a birth defect, or die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

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H_ART The Band holds listening party for new album

 

If you weren’t among the many celebrities or KOT who flocked Hart The Bands listening party you can still relive the experience thanks to our photographer Moses Kiarie.

The event took place at Muze Club on July 17th. The title of the album is ”Made In The Streets”

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Tips: Consider these 10 alternative discipline strategies for your child

What’s the best way to discipline your child?

Is it according to age, the act committed? Is it a thorough whooping?

This is something that many are struggling with today.

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Some of the best ways include;

Reward good behavior

When you punish something wrong, always remember to reward them once they do something good. This will actually motivate them to be improving on a daily basis to be rewarded.

Silence

At times as a parent you can be upset in such a way that you utter hurting words to the child. Silence is at times necessary to avoid such incidents like the child running away from home or hating on you. Talk to them when your temper is controlled.

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Have a conversation with the child

Spend most of the time with the child. This will actually help you to know your child better and learn their weaknesses. Talking to them can actually be the best way of them to change their bad behaviors.

Create rules and boundaries

Always have rules and boundaries for them such that if they cross them, they are aware of the consequences.

Deny them some freedom

At times you can give a child much freedom which becomes their excuse to mess up some more. The best way to deal with this is either to limit it or deny them the freedom completely.

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Send away

Sending to visit grandma always works. Once you send them there, they will behave much better the next time to avoid being sent back their. This is because they will miss a lot of luxury especially if they live at the city.

Life examples

Give them life examples of people who have mad it in life and those that have failed. If you child for example steals something, give the examples of people who did it and the consequences they faced.

Giving advice

You should always ensure that you have a close relationship with your child. Never be a source of stress to them whenever you are with them. This will make them confide in you at anything hence it will be easier for you to know which area to give them advice on.

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Ban them from what they like

Most of the kids love watching animations and cartoons especially at the younger age. Ban them from watching their best channels for some time till their behavior changes.

Guidance and counselling

At times yelling and canning is not the solution as the child may not change. At times it may be something that deals with their minds and emotions. You can take them for guidance and counselling so that they may share their problems.

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The best romantic names to call your girlfriend

Names can be given based on physical appearance, likes and characters of someone.

When someone is dear to you, you will always have unique special ways of calling them. This makes them feel more loved and treasured to your heart and actually strengthen your love.

Some of these names include;

Honey

Honey is associated with sweetness and other sweet things such as flowers. This can be given to someone who loves honey and is sweet of character.

Marshmallow

When someone has a clean heart this is the best name to call her. Someone who has a heart of helping others and never hurts anyone not even a fly.

Mummy

This name fits someone who is just like your mother. A caring and loving person with all the mother qualities in them.

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Hot stuff

This is for someone who is so hot that you can’t help but hold them in public.

Rose flower

This is basically a flower and can fit someone who loves flowers especially the roses or someone very beautiful.

Amanda

This is the most popular and commonest name used in naming them. It can be modified into different ways depending on the person’s likes.

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Candy

This refers to a sweet or yummy stuff. If they love sweets or are adorable of nature then they deserve the name.

Wife

If someone is a wife material then this is the best name for them. Someone who is always on toes and engaged in all the house chores

Ice

This name is for the coolest persons ever. Someone that does not love to offend people and cause chaos.

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Queen

This can be given to the classy lady that loves and adore everything about them especially their looks.

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A good massage can really prolong your lifespan

Massage involves the manipulation of body tissues.

It plays a great role in making your muscles to relax after a long day of working. It is done mostly by hands, fingers, and forearms. Olive oil is the most common used as it has a lot of health benefits. 

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Massage has a lot of health benefits which include;

Reduces muscles pains

Muscles can hurt especially after a long day of working. This can also lead to joint pains leading to one being tired.

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Headache relief

At times headache can be caused by lack of drinking water or even fatigue. It is not advisable o take painkillers all the time when having one as it may have other health side effects. Visiting the spa can also help in healing the headache especially if it is caused by tiredness.

Reduce fatigue

A times one can feel exhausted after a long week of working. You can give your body a treat by getting a weekend massage to make your body active.

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Boosts flexibility

When you are flexible you can engage in various activities without any challenge. If you find that your body is so still you can be having massages more frequently as it can help you become flexible.

Increases blood circulation

Massages can be done lightly or deep depending on someone’s desires. This will help your vessels to relax and increase the rate of your blood circulation.

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Release stress

When you have a lot of stress visiting the spa can play a great role for your body. This is because your body will be more relaxed and you will be more relieved.

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The things women do that will be awkward if done by men

Wearing trousers for women is something normal and fashionable.

What if a man wears a skirt or dress, will that be fashion?

Some of the things that women do will be okay but when it comes to men they have to be careful on how they behave, to avoid being labelled.

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They include;

Crying in public

Women are known to be so softhearted and emotional, when someone messes with them. We can’t control emotions in public, more so if we get bad news. This would be taken as a rather awkward act by a man crying in public.

Society expects men to be strong, leaving many of them to express their emotions in private.

Holding hands

Women like holding hands especially when strolling around town. If men do this, they might be referred to as gay and so it is rare to see them do it.

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Flirting with friends

Flirting is something normal among women especially teenagers. That is one way of expressing their love to their friends especially in texts. This is not the same case for men. Unfortunately for men, this doesn’t apply. They address their pals by abusing each other through tough banter.

Admiring other people’s children

Women love children a lot especially the toddlers. When they see one they normally request to hold them and even take selfies with them. It is a way of appreciation especially if one is yet to have theirs. Men never do this especially in public.

Faking orgasm

It is much easier for a woman to fake an orgasm especially if they want to please you. This occurs either when the person is not in the mood or not enjoying at all. It will be insane for a guy to do this especially by screaming.

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Dancing with same gender

This occurs especially at clubs or even parties. Girls will always dance with their girls in clubs especially when drunk as a way of looking after each other.

Kissing

Women like kissing a lot especially pecks when with their girlfriends. This is the most awkward thing to see men doing. Especially in public you will never see straight men even getting too close to each other.

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Cuddling

Women do this especially when comforting someone or during cold weather.This cannot be done by men at all unless they are not straight.

Wearing partner’s clothes

Women actually look s3xier in their partner’s clothes especially the baggy shirts and t-shirts. Imagine a guy wearing a brazier or underwear…. it will be so awkward.

Crushing in public

This is common among teens especially in groups. The will make all those loud exclamations and screams when they see a hot dude.

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The kindest ways to breakup with someone

Being dumped can be the most hurting thing to happen to someone especially if you never expected it.

Letting go of the person you love most is  also the hardest decision for one to make.

However this can be done in more easier and honest ways without hurting anyone’s feelings.

They include;

Ask for it

This is the best and easiest way to ask for a breakup. Tell your partner the reasons as to why you want to stay away from them. When you ghost someone without their knowledge, it will be hard for them to let go especially if they were never ready for it.

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Talk about it

Texting a person or making a phone call is not the coolest way of doing it. Talk with the person face to face and give her the reasons that led to your decisions. This will make them understand you and have a positive thought about the situation.

Give your partner time 

Once you have told your partner, give them time to think about it. Let them tell you what they think about your decision. Let it be a decision made between the two of you so as to avoid hurting feelings of other people.

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Be honest

Once you have decided to part ways with someone, be honest to them. Give them honest reasons why you think the relationship will not work anymore. Let them understand that you are the reason for it all and not them to prevent them from blaming themselves. Never lie to make them better because if they know the truth later on, they will never forgive you.

Mind your words

The way you bring out the words should be in the kindest and most humble way. Avoid using harsh words to them and make them take it in a more positive way.

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Tips: 10 Best ways to safeguard your ambitions

We all have ambitions, the difference is the degree and level to which we are willing to go to be successful.

These can be easily killed especially when surrounded by negative people. However there are various ways of protecting them.

They include;

Be kind

Always be ready to learn and be corrected in case you are wrong. Ambitious people are always kind and humble.

Stay focused

Always avoid people that will drain your energy towards your goals. You have to be positive minded and focused to achieve your ambitions.

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Avoid comparison

Never compare yourself with other people because people are never the same. Never strive to be like someone who is much more qualified than you. This might kill your dreams and hopes hence may kill your dreams.

Have a you time

Create time for yourself once in a while. This will help you have a preview on how far you are fairing on with life and make amends in case of mistakes.

Faith

Have faith in yourself and believe in all the efforts you make towards achieving your goals. You are the first source of motivation before anyone else in your life.

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Do not backbite people

If you want great things to happen to you, then you should wish the same for others. Never talk about other people behind their backs or judge them because it might also happen to you. Use other people’s challenges as a lesson in your life to make something better.

Make wise decisions

Take time when making your decisions to prevent cases of regretting your actions. Never make decisions when you are either so excited or angry.

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Set attainable goals

Set goals that are reasonable and can be achieved. When you set goals that are far much your standards, chances are that you will eventually quit.

Have a watch 

Always be time conscious. Manage your time well and spend all your time in doing constructive work that brings positive impact to you.

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The easiest ways to know if someone is telling lies

Lies are normally told on a regular basis and one can get away with it if not keen. However, there are times where you can get a chance to know someone is lying. Here are some of the things to look out for;

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Eye contact

It is easier for one to get to read your mind through your eyes. A person telling lies will always avoid making eye contact. This is to prevent you from seeing the guilt all over them especially their eyes. They will either blink their eyes severally or look down at the floor.

Tone variation

When telling a lie, your voice always gives it away because you are not so sure whether what you are saying will be believed. It will always be in a faint mode or even you will stammer in the process.

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Body expressions

People at times tend to express themselves by gestures. When someone gives different gestures from what they are saying, it is obvious that it’s a lie. Like pointing towards the wrong direction or scratching their heads when they are not supposed to.

Involving other people

When a child knows you are going to punish him or her, he/she will always involve other people. They normally accuse other people for crimes they did especially if the person is not around to defend themselves.

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Biting fingers

When telling lies one tends to keep themselves busy biting their fingernails to avoid your attention. Especially when a child makes a mistake and they know they will get punished, they will always lie. The first action they do as they explain themselves is biting their fingers in fear.

Complicated explanations

This happens especially when someone gives two different explanation for one incident. They get more complicated the more they try to explain themselves. This is because they are not so sure with what they are trying to verify to you.

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Fake cries

People tend to believe that when you cry someone will believe what you are saying. When someone is in a mess then they start crying in the process of explaining themselves, chances might be they are crying, they might be lying. This might not be the case at all situations but it is common especially with children.

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Eating AFRICAN ants, grasshoppers and silkworms could protect against CANCER

 
– Scientists at the University of Rome made drinks out of ground up insects

– They tested them for health-giving antioxidants such as vitamins A, C and E

– Some types had five times as many antioxidants as orange juice

– These can prevent DNA damage which may lead to cancerous tumours forming

Eating ants and other bugs could protect people from developing cancer, according to scientists.

Although not an appetising ingredient of a salad or smoothie, the creepy crawlies may be worth stomaching for their health benefits alone.

Research found some types contain more antioxidants than orange juice in a study which saw them ground down to be mixed into a drink.

Antioxidants, such as vitamins, reduce the development of potentially-dangerous free radicals in the body, the scientists said, protecting against DNA damage.

One researcher said nearly a quarter of people in the world already eat bugs and the rest might do well to overcome their squeamishness and follow suit.

Scientists at the University of Rome ground down various insects including ants, grasshoppers, crickets and silkworm.

They then tested the powder to work out how many antioxidants – compounds such as vitamins A, C and E and beta-carotene – were in them.

Only the soluble parts of the insects were used – their wings and stingers were taken off first – with the view of them being consumed as a drink.

The tests revealed silkworm, African caterpillars and giant cicadas had twice as many antioxidants as olive oil.

And powdered cricket, grasshopper and silkworm had five times as many antioxidants as notoriously nutritious orange juice.

‘Edible insects are an excellent source of protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids, minerals, vitamins and fibre,’ scientist Professor Mauro Serafini said.

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