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bad-attitudes-tooth

Waking up daily, we barely pay attention as we move the bristles of our brush over our teeth. Sideways and vertically, rinse with water, smile at the mirror (yes, I do that) and get on with the day.The only times you remember your teeth is when you have to smile or open your mouths for inspection.We know we use the teeth to chew, bite and tear. Ladies know guys like it when our teeth are white and complete. Guys don’t mind having breath that does not send people scampering off or raise people from the dead.Apart…

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allergies-types

Some months ago, my sister developed some annoyingly itchy rashes. She visited our family doctor who, suspecting an allergic reaction, advised that she stay away from groundnuts. Well, mum was also forbidden from taking groundnuts years ago, so, we were not bothered. Genetics and inheritance would explain it.Fast forward to barely two days after the visit, my dear sister was enjoying boiled groundnuts and contemplating how much groundnut she should buy to take with her garri (roasted cassava) later on. I reminded her of the doctor’s instruction to stay away from groundnuts and her reply was something akin…

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eulogies-dead-wasted

The beauty of the casket reminds me of how much we conceal beautiful things. We then open up after our loved ones have died. Eulogies are wasted on the dead.I have always hated funeral services not because of the sight of the dead body or cries of the mourners. Funerals are the moments when the most beautiful words about the dead are spoken but they are dead. It is lamentable that half of the sweet words spoken about the dead was most likely unknown to them while they lived.I remember the priest who preached at the last funeral…

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twisted-values

On one of my photo-walk sessions to the market, my attention was drawn to this footwear seller. His goods were all varying quality and prices. This shot reminded me of a story I once heard. A group of mischievous college students agreed to rob a supermarket just for the fun of it. They then came together to think of a good plan, but none of the plan covered how they were going to transport the stolen goods without a car or any alternative transportation.  Finally, one of them then suggested something that made them feel like they had just…

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abusive-relationships-planning-executing-getaway

Do not leave unprepared. Study and execute every detail of your getaway. This is especially important if your partner is violent. Be sure to make a Safety Plan – how to get out of the house unnoticed and the indispensable minimum items that you should carry with you, even on a short notice.Here are the recommendations:Long before you actually leave, copy all important documents and store them in a safe place. These include identity cards, health care, and insurance or security Cards, driver’s license/registration, credit cards, and bank cards, other personal identification (including picture ID), birth certificate…

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