5 Things To Do Before Breakfast
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1. Try meditating

Meditation is a great way to start your day off right. It allows you to reflect and focus on what you want to accomplish for the day. It's a great time to calm your mind and fill it with soothing, positive thoughts. Studies have shown that meditation may help to reduce blood pressure as well as ease symptoms of anxiety and depression. It may also help people with insomnia.

2. Make time for a quick workout

Feeling a little sluggish when you wake up? Try exercising. Morning workouts are one of the best ways to feel energized and boost your mood. In fact, a morning workout might even give you more energy than a cup of coffee or that expensive energy drink that you can't live without! According to a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, morning workouts can help to improve your attention span, visual learning and decision-making. Whether it's an easy yoga session, a walk or something more intense, like spinning or running, any type of movement helps.

3. Drink a glass of water

Everyone is a little dehydrated when they first wake up the morning, which is expected after going several hours without fluids. Forgetting to replenish those fluids can have a negative impact on your day. According to the National Sleep Foundation , the lack of proper hydration can compromise your alertness, energy and cognitive performance. It's recommended to drink at least 8 to 10 ounces of plain water upon awakening to rehydrate.

4. Get in some family time

Connecting with family and close friends in a great way to boost your mood. Whether it's a quick cuddle while you're still in your pajamas, a phone call or good morning text or even an in-person visit for a morning walk, a simple conversation with family or friends can help to put your mind at ease and boost your mental energy.

5. Create a to-do list

We all have those days when there are a million things to do, and not enough hours in the day to get it all done. To help your day run smoothly and stress-free, try creating a simple to-do list. A to-do list can help you stay organized and keep you focused on what needs to be done. When creating your list, be sure to set realistic and attainable goals. Don't overdo it. As you cross items off your to-do list, you'll feel a sense of relief, accomplishment and motivation to keep moving forward rather than feeling tired and overwhelmed.

The Bottom Line

Whether you do all of these things or simply pick a few, these easy-to-do morning rituals will guarantee your day starts off on the right foot.

Luxury Photos Of 'Oga Adviser' Crooner, Debra Can, Gets Sweet Words On Instagram
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Luxury Photos Of 'Oga Adviser' Crooner, Debra Can, Gets Sweet Words On Instagram 

One of his fan dubbed him 'hottie', Pokovirtuousblog has revealed.

Taking to his Instagram handle 3 days ago, fast-rising Nigerian Female Singer, Debra Can, shared a number of sumptuous pictures of herself, even as she added a lovely caption.

"Lady in lemon green…

Checks by our reporter reveals that a plethora of his fans have since taken to the comments to hail him.

Bissy_bossy, 'Classy.'; Lummydolls, 'Hottie.', among others.


Image: News24

In Chiawelo, A Resident Brought President Cyril To Tears With A Heartfelt Statement
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The narratives of transparency and receptivity shared by residents resonate authentically. With the 2024 elections looming, South African politicians are on the clock to rebuild trust and garner support from their constituents. The encounter between Tsosane and President Ramaphosa underscores the imperative for policymakers to establish and maintain meaningful connections with voters throughout their terms, acknowledging the intricate nature of political processes and the importance of ongoing citizen engagement

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How To Make Nigerian Akara (Bean Cake) For Your Breakfast Or Dinner
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Cooking time: 10 minutes

• 1 cup unpeeled beans (soaked in water overnight)

• 1 large egg

• Salt - to taste

• ¼ cup chopped onion

• 1 fresh hot pepper – minced

• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


1. Rinse and puree the beans with ½ cup of water to form a thick paste.

2. Pour beans into a bowl and add in all left over ingredients (except oil), thoroughly combine.

3. Place a small frying pan on medium heat; add in a little oil.

4. Add about a fourth of the bean batter, cook until you notice some bubbles in the akara, flip over and cook on the other side until golden.

5. Repeat step 4 until all the batter is cooked.
How To Make A Girl Fall In Love With You By Using Your Common Sense.
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As a single mother who re-entered the dating scene in my early 30s, I encountered my fair share of men who wanted me to like them, and on paper, I should have. They were good-looking and could correctly punctuate a sentence. Some were even doctors, lawyers, or businessmen.
But whether it be through messages or in person, I started to notice patterns of why some guys didn’t hold my interest and why they probably weren’t holding the interest of other available women either.
Here are some things you can employ to make a woman crazy for you instead of all those other guys who may be filling up her inbox.

1. Compliment things outside of her looks.

You’re out with a pretty woman, and she looks hot, so you tell her so. Unfortunately for you, people probably tell her that all the time. You’ve just told her the exact same thing some creep yelled at her from a moving vehicle when she went for a jog this morning.
Compliments that focus just on a woman’s appearance aren’t going to carry as much weight as a compliment she hasn’t heard as often. She’s going to be used to having her surface complimented, but to make a woman truly notice you, find a way to compliment something deeper about her.
Think about it: anyone can see that the woman sitting in front of you is beautiful, but can everyone else see that she’s Beyoncé-fierce, or that she’s funny or a great listener?
I personally was much more willing to see again the guy who complimented me for my strong work-ethic than the one who told me at least fifteen times in one night that I looked great.
If you’ve given up having goals or dreams or trying to improve yourself or your life, she’s probably going to give up on you too.

2. Pay attention to the details.

Women want to know that we are heard.
If I tell you I won’t eat anywhere that has sneeze guards, I’m going to hope that, for our next date, you don’t take me to Panda China Buffet. If you do, not only will I not eat anything, I won’t be likely to go on another date with you since you obviously didn’t listen to me.
Listening to the little things women say they like and don’t like and capitalizing on those is an easy way to score points with a woman. Say she tells you she really really loves sloths. Well, surprise her with a trip to the zoo, or send her a cute sloth photo just to show her you’ve been thinking of her.

3. Be the chill one.

We often match the energy levels of the ones around us, but instead of matching your woman’s stress level, try bringing it down.
“Hey, how’s your day going?” you ask.
“Rough,” she says. “Several people got laid off today and things are tennnnsssseee.”
Instead of saying, “That’s so awful. Do you think you’ll get laid off too?” you could help chill her out. The key is being empathic and genuine. You never want to come off as fake.
You could say something like, “Take a deep breath. You haven’t been laid off, and it might not happen. Want to grab a drink later and talk about it?” This would not only score you some points with her, but also nail a next date.

4. Dress to impress.

A guy arranged to meet me for coffee one day. I was wearing slacks and a button-up blouse since I’d just gotten off work, as he knew. Thirty minutes before we were scheduled to meet, he texted me, “I’m wearing my jammies. I think you’ll like them.”
“Haha,” I texted back, thinking he was joking.
He wasn’t joking. He was, in fact, wearing a full set of pajamas and slippers.
He’d left his house wearing that. He’d had the opportunity to change into anything, especially knowing that I was leaving my professional job, but he hadn’t.
I could have understood if he’d been at work, and it was a fun…pajama-themed day or something and we’d planned this outing last minute, etc. etc. But none of those things were true.
If it’s a date, treat it like one. This doesn’t mean you have to really really dress up, but at least try to match how your date is dressing up or, if you don’t know, wear your best. Your date deserves that.

5. Have some passions.

If a woman has attracted your interest, it’s likely because, on top of being someone you really really like to look at, she has some qualities that interest you.
She’s currently a secretary, but she dreams of being an artist. Her faith is important to her, so she attends church every Sunday and volunteers regularly. She’s juggling a side hustle because she wants to pay off her student loans faster, or fitness is really important to her, so she’s at the gym at 5am every day.
If you’ve given up having goals or dreams or trying to improve yourself or your life, she’s probably going to give up on you too. Get a side-hustle yourself. Dream of where you want to be in five or ten years. Go back to school. Commit to a fitness regimen. Figure out your passion, and go after it.

6. Be vulnerable.

I’m not telling you to start sobbing on your first date as you explain how your mother abandoned your family when you were ten, but you have to acknowledge that this is the 21st century.
For thousands of years, women had to be dependent on men. The men hunted, so their families didn’t starve. Then as societies developed, women had to depend on men to financially provide for them because, without them, they had few ways to make money themselves.
Today, a woman needs to depend on you neither to kill food for her or financially provide for her, so you need to focus on connecting with her on an emotional level.
Share some of those bits of yourself that are soft, whether it be how much you love your daughter or how it was rough when your best friend passed away when you were in college. Those things will matter to her way more than how much is in your bank account.
To a woman, these tips seem like common sense, but, based on my own experience and those of the women I know, they need to be said. Ladies want these things from you, gentlemen, and you’ll stand out to a very special lady if you do them.

Author: Tara Blair Ball
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In the heart of the vibrant city, where neon lights painted the night sky, there existed a hidden gem of entertainment called "Stellar Spectacle." It wasn't just a venue; it was a realm where ordinary evenings transformed into extraordinary adventures.

As the clock struck midnight, a mysterious curtain rose, unveiling a portal to a world beyond imagination. The audience, dressed in anticipation, entered a space adorned with twinkling stars and floating orbs of light. The air buzzed with excitement, for within those walls, the ordinary rules of reality seemed to take a pause.

The entertainment began with acrobats defying gravity, gracefully dancing through the air like celestial beings. Their movements synchronized with ethereal melodies, creating a symphony of awe. Magicians weaved spells that left the audience questioning the very fabric of reality, while illusionists made the impossible appear tangible.

In one corner, there was a whimsical carnival where laughter echoed and games challenged the laws of physics. Fortune-tellers whispered secrets only the stars knew, adding a sprinkle of mystique to the night. The aroma of gourmet delights wafted through the air, as celestial chefs crafted dishes that transcended ordinary tastes.

The highlight of the night was the "Galactic Masquerade," where attendees adorned masks that seemed to hold the stories of a thousand galaxies. Amidst the dance floor bathed in starlight, strangers became cosmic companions, twirling through constellations as if gravity had surrendered to the rhythm of their joy.

As the night drew to a close, a grand finale erupted—an immersive light show that transformed the entire venue into a cosmic kaleidoscope. Stars burst forth, confetti rained down, and for a fleeting moment, everyone became stardust, bound together by the magic of entertainment.

As attendees left Stellar Spectacle, they carried with them not just memories but a sense of wonder that lingered in their hearts. The city, with its hustle and bustle, awaited their return, but for now, they had experienced a night where entertainment transcended boundaries and transported them to a celestial realm of pure delight.