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How Tax Deductions Work When Donating Car?

 

Donate car tax credit

Donating your car to charity can result in significant tax savings if you include it in your charitable contribution deduction. However, doing a little planning will ensure that you maximize the tax savings of your donation.


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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires you to calculate your deduction in one of two ways, depending on how the charity uses your donation. Deductions for cars the charity sells are limited to the sales price. In all other cases, you can use the car’s fair market value.

Step 1: Find out how much the charity sold the car for

Use the price the charity obtains for your car in a sale as the amount of your deduction. For example, if the charity sells the car at auction for $3,000, your deduction is limited to $3,000, even if the fair market value is $4,500. However, if the charity sells the car at a significant discount to a needy individual or keeps the car for its own internal use, then you can claim a deduction for its fair market value.


 

 

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Step 2: Determine the car’s fair market value

The IRS suggests that you use a reputable used-car price guide to calculate your deduction when using fair market value. For example, go to your local library and obtain a recent copy of the Kelley Blue Book. Search the private party prices for your vehicle based on its make, model and overall condition. This type of search can be done on the Internet as well.

Donate car tax credit

Step 3: Claiming the deduction

Report the amount of your deduction on line 17 of Schedule A. Since you can only claim a deduction for your car donation if you itemize, the total of all your eligible expenses on Schedule A must exceed the standard deduction amount for your filing status.

If you use TurboTax to prepare your taxes, we’ll help you determine which filing status will get you the biggest tax savings.

Step 4: Additional forms you’ll need

Complete Form 8283 if your car donation deduction is more than $500. If your deduction is between $501 and $5,000, you must complete Section A. If your deduction is greater than $5,000, you must complete Section B. If you complete Section B, you must also obtain a written appraisal as documentation.

Again, if you use TurboTax, we’ll ask simple questions and fill in all the right forms for you.

Tips

  • If the charity sells your car sells for $500 or less, you can deduct $500 or your car’s fair market value, whichever is less. For example, if your car is valued at $650 but sells for $350, you can deduct $500.
  • Most charities will report the sales price of your car to you on Form 1098-C.

 

Warnings

You must have documentation of your donation. At a minimum, the documentation you receive from the charity must include your name, the vehicle identification number, the date of your donation and a statement describing the goods and services you received, if any.

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Health tips

Food Combinations That Might Affect Your Health

Health tips

Do you often have problems in digesting a meal? If you have ever wondered about the reason, it is probably because you eat foods that should never be combined.

This causes problems in digestion. You probably have painful gas, heartburn, and an upset stomach. Jumia, Nigeria’s leading online food ordering platform, shares food combinations to avoid like a plague. Your health will benefit a lot.

Health tips

Dairy and pineapple

Sour fruits such as pineapple cause the digestive system to work a little slower. Pineapple also contains bromelain, an enzymic complex that can cause health issues when combined with dairy products. If you’re adding fruit to your yoghurt, try apricots instead of pineapple. Or, skip the fruit and add oats or honey.


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A sandwich and coffee

Many people eat breakfast on-the-go, especially when they’ve had a hectic morning and they’re running late for work. A breakfast sandwich and a cup of coffee have become a regular meal choice. The problem is, the simple carbs in bread prevent the calcium in the cheese from being digested properly. Adding instant coffee to the mix ends up providing zero benefits when it comes to heart health.

Potatoes and meat

A steak and fries might sound like a delicious meal. Unfortunately, it’s not the healthiest combination. The starch in potatoes needs alkalotic digestive fluids, while the proteins in meat need acidic digestive fluids. When you eat them together, the foods can end up causing heartburn, gas and other digestive issues. Don’t eat meat and fried potatoes.


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Tomatoes and cucumbers

Tomatoes and cucumbers are a popular combination for a healthy and refreshing salad. But adding these two ingredients together can actually disturb the biochemical pathways of your body. The mixture can cause swelling, and the vitamins that the foods contain won’t be digested properly. Eat these foods separately instead of together!


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Banana and milk

Sweet fruits that contain a lot of natural sugar can stay inside the body for a longer period of time. This can cause the digestive system to slow down, especially when you combine them with milk.

Sex Education

10 Important Things They Don’t Teach In Sex Education But Should

Sex Education

My parents never never heard time to teach me S3x Education. Like, ever. I think they hoped that if they never mentioned anything about it, I would just magically avoid learning about my body and penises until I turned 30. But I did learn about sex early on — in fact, I already had a rudimentary idea of what sex was before I had to take sex ed in high school. The concept of sex was this conglomerated entity for me, slowly created over time as I secretly watched episodes of Sex and the City, and asked friends’ older sisters what “blow job” meant. I can only imagine what it’s like now with the endlessly incriminating Internet, but by the time I took sex education, I thought I knew the basics. Minus the actual important aspects, like the multitudes of safe sex, sexuality, and the intricacies of sex itself. So, this is where sex ed should step in and fill that sexually-confused void with valid details and universal truths we all must know as hormonally-budding teenagers. Does sex ed actually fulfill its course name? Most of the time, no. No it does not.

S3x Education

S3x Education varies from district to district and school to school, so maybe your experience was more thorough than mine. When it came to s3x, I primarily only learned that the best way to go about not getting an STD or impregnated was to abstain from sex. And this is true — when you don’t have sex (or engage in sexual activities), you have a slim chance of contracting AIDS or creating an infant. But since high-schoolers have sex anyway, it would have been cool to discuss the alternatives. In detail. So we can leave high-school and feel comfortable with our bodies and the way they work. I think this would be beneficial for everyone, and would reduce unwanted pregnancies, the spread of diseases, and overall confusion. Here are 10 topics that should really be covered in sex education but almost never are:

  • Only have s3x with someone if you want to – period

Our s3x education text books might cover the “sexual pressures” we face from strangers, but they never really discussed what to do when the person you’re already having sex with wants to bang, and you absolutely do not. Even if you’ve had sex a thousand times with this person, you have every right to say no if you don’t feel like doing it. You don’t have to make up excuses. Or feel guilty. Your body is yours and you can have s3x whenever you feel like it (if your partner is cool with it too, of course.)

  • “Ready” is subjective

Everyone throws around the phrase “when you’re ready to have s3x,” but no one actually talks about what “ready” means. I was a junior in high school when I had sex for the first time, and after hiding this for awhile, I decided to make an appointment with my doctor to talk about birth control. My mom, who came with me, asked the doctor, “Is it normal for girls her age to be having s3x?” And my doctor replied, “No. It’s not. Girls normally start in their early twenties.” First of all, don’t ever let anyone slut shame you, especially your doctor. That was incredibly unprofessional, and I’ll remember that moment for the rest of my life, because I was already scared and freaked out. I didn’t need a medical professional telling me my choice to have s3x was an outlier decision. The sad thing about it, was that I wasn’t ready. But I thought s3x was what you did when you dated someone, so I went with it. However, if you feel ready, then you feel ready. Think about it for awhile. Like, really think about it. When the time comes, use protection. Know that maybe someday you might regret your decision, or you might not.

  • What your hymen really is

Urban legends that stem from more pious, ancient times suggest that the hymen is this thick wall of skin that can only be broken when you lose your virginity. In reality, it’s more like tissue with a hole in it that can be stretched out by various sorts of objects. You can break your hymen in a thousand ways, most of them not including sexual intercourse. Likewise, you can have sex and still have a hymen that is intact to some degree.

  • All vaginas, boobs, and butts are unique. Don’t be ashamed of yours.

I was SO ashamed of my body as it changed, because I had no idea what was “normal” and what wasn’t. My mom never really told me what would happen as I grew older, so my ever-transforming self really freaked out. It took a long time for me to realize that the perfect vagina, perfect breasts, and perfect butt were non-existent.

  • In fact, while we’re on vaginas, Google the anatomy of one. Hold a mirror up to yours and get to know it

Get up close and personal with yourself. Do it. Your vagina is awesome and yours and you should be familiar with it.

 

  • There are a ton of birth control options, and many are free or at least covered by insurance

In high school, I thought that in order to go on birth control, you would have to tell your parents and pay a lot of money. And since I definitely didn’t want that, I acquired birth control pills from a friend who decided they weren’t right for her. You guys. I got second-hand pills. From a friend. It was like the birth control black market. This is seriously the worst idea in the world. I could have very easily just gone to Planned Parenthood and asked, though. Know that there are many options besides condoms and pills, and make an appointment with a doctor so he or she can explain what everything is and you can decide what’s good for you.

  • If you or your partner have had s3x before with someone else, get tested. It’s free at a lot of places.

Just like the saying “Never Say Never” Because you can never be too safe.

  • Planned Parenthood is a wonderful resource and we are lucky to have it. Use it if you need to.

Back in high school, Planned Parenthood carried a negative stigma, so no one wanted to go. Which was stupid. I feel stupid for ever feeling this way. Republicans have been trying to tear down every single PP facility in America since the dawn of time, but so far, they haven’t succeeded. And here we are, NOT using their services to our fullest advantage. Planned Parenthood is a wonderful, safe space. Yes, you may have to wait for like two hours to see your doctor. But it’s worth it. Bring a book.

  • Use lube. Do not hold back.

I KNOW you will want to be naturally oozing with bodily fluids when the time comes time to get it on, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out. Or even if you are good to go, lube makes everything better and less painful, because yes: s3x can sometimes hurt, and usually that pain can be handled with proper lubrication. LUBRICATION. I’ll say it forever.

  • Pee After S3x

Always pee after s3x. You will avoid so many trips to the doctor for UTI meds. Also, don’t be stupid and ignore a UTI. If bacteria stays in your urethra, it will gladly travel to your kidneys and wreak havoc. You do not want this. Cranberry juice is great, but antibiotics are better.

Ten (10) Small Business Ideas for Women

Ten (10) Small Business Ideas for Women

Ten (10) Small Business Ideas for Women

Ten (10) Small Business Ideas for Women

Are you looking to earn some extra money on the side or to potentially start your own business?

Here is a good tips on ten (10) Small Business Ideas for Women.

Today I want to highlight some of the best small business ideas for women to motivate you to take that first step!

That’s not to say that men can’t pursue these ideas as well, but for today we’re honoring all the female entrepreneurs.

This list contains the businesses that I’ve seen women do exceptionally well with. As an added little bonus I’ve included some amazing women you can learn from no matter which business best suits you!

(And remember these are women just like you and me. They’re not celebrities, they’re not part of a get rich quick scheme. If they can build up amazing businesses you can, too!)

Amazon FBA

Amazon FBA is a program that allows you to send the stuff you want to sell on Amazon directly to an Amazon warehouse. When one of your items is sold Amazon will pick, pack, ship, and deal with customer service for you (for a fee, of course.)

This is an amazing program for anyone who is wanting to sell online without spending countless hours dealing with shipping.

I tried Amazon FBA earlier this year and have now got my Dad’s store set up with it. If you can find products on clearance or through wholesale contracts you can make some serious cash!

Just like any other type of successful money making endeavor you have to treat this like a business! (Which I wasn’t prepared for.) Learn from some who is extremely successful instead.

A woman killing it with Amazon FBA – Jessica Larrew.

Freelance Writing

Freelance writing is how I got my start in the online income earning world. Freelancing is the best way to make money FAST. (Here’s a complete guide on getting freelance blogging jobs.)

But as with every money making opportunity goes – your own mileage may vary!

Learn from someone who is now making good money from freelance writing and blogging services.

A woman killing it with Freelance Writing – Holly Johnson

Blogging

Making money through blogging is seriously like the best thing ever. It’s a wonderful feeling to get paid for your words and ideas.

To be honest, I recently just reignited my blogging spark after taking Elite Blog Academy (the best course EVER!! More on that later this month.) And since then my traffic has doubled and my blogging income is on a steady rise too.

As of February 2016 I’m now making a full time income from this blog (at this time it hovers between $7,000 – $10,000 per month.)


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Software Development

Think software development is just for men? Think again!

If you have a great idea for a piece of software or even an App you can bring that idea together by hiring a developer to do the work for you. Some of the most creative ideas come from women. (And I just love the one featured below!)

A woman killing it with Software Development – Laura Roeder.

Online Courses

I mentioned earlier what a HUGE impact Ruth Soukup’s Elite Blog Academy has had on my blog in just one month. (And I’m not exaggerating – at all.)

Ruth has seriously created the best online course for blogging or writing that I have ever taken. And I’ve taken a lot of courses! (Remember that expensive $600 writing course I took a while back? It doesn’t even TOUCH Ruth’s course and was more than twice the money!)

If you have something to teach get that idea out to the world. Create a membership site and start an online course. Learn as you go!

A woman killing it with Online Courses – Ruth Soukup.

Selling on Etsy

Here's a list of ten small business ideas for women as well as links to female entrepreneurs who are CRUSHING it in their respective business niche.

I

don’t have a single crafty bone in my body but if you do Etsy is the place to be!

Etsy is simply a selling platform (like Amazon or eBay) that features only handmade products. The items sold on Etsy are very broad and can range from digital downloads, handmade home décor, and even clothes.

If you’re a creator and want to get paid for it you need to give Etsy a try!

A woman killing it with Etsy – Wendy Kaehr

Affiliate Marketing/Niche Sites

Niche sites are simply websites that are focused on a particular topic and are monetized, usually through affiliate sales. (When you make an affiliate sale you earn a commission from the company you’re promoting.)

I’ve tried my hand at affiliate marketing with niche sites a couple times and miserably failed! That’s not to say it isn’t an awesome business idea. It is! And it’s also fun.

While my niche sites didn’t work out (read about that here) I still had so much fun building them and it was an amazing learning experience.

A woman killing it with affiliate marketing – Jill Stanton

Website Management

Website management is a very diverse business and is actually something that I’ve ventured into rather than only freelance writing.

When it comes to website management you can do everything from sell ads, edit and schedule content, hire writers, promote on social media and more.

Since this is such a diverse area I wanted to highlight two women who are successful website managers but make their money in very different ways.

Women killing it with website management – Alexis Grant.

MLM/Independent Sales Rep

Looking for a small business idea? Here's a list of ten ideas as well as links to female entrepreneurs who are CRUSHING it in their respective business niche.

Does the phrase MLM (multi-level marketing) put a bad taste in your mouth? When done in a sleazy way it definitely can. But what if you’re completely in love with the product you’re selling and confident that it helps other people?

Well, in that case you make a lot of money promoting a product you truly love.

There are many companies who hire independent sales rep – Avon, Scentsy, Beach Body, and a whole lot more. Some of these companies require you to host parties and make commissions directly off of your sales. Other companies will influence you to get people to sign up as coaches underneath you and you’ll receive a percentage of their sales. In short that’s how MLM works.

Want to learn more?

A woman killing it with MLM – Kelli Gimenez

Pet Sitting

I’m a total dog lover. (Sorry, cats.) If you are too you can start a pet sitting business.

To be honest I never really understood how a pet sitting business could be profitable until following Crystal’s journey. And let me tell you, she is doing pretty awesome with the pet sitting business!

Wanna learn more?

A woman killing it with pet sitting – Crystal Stemberger.

Wish it. Dream it. DO IT.

All the women I’ve featured here are every day women just like you and me. They’re not celebrities and they weren’t handed their success on a platter. They worked for it.

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur I want to encourage you to pick your business idea and take that first step today. Then take another step tomorrow, and another step the next day. All those small steps will add up and you’ll eventually get to where you need to be!

Ten (10) Small Business Ideas for Women

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How to Apply for Schools Abroad

How to Apply for Schools Abroad (Read Details)

How to Apply for Schools Abroad

How to Apply for Schools Abroad

The application process for university admission differs from country to country and there is no perfect formula for obtaining admission to your desired university. However, there are some general rules that you should follow and tips that can help you gain admission.

1. Choose your program

Decide on where you want to study abroad and in which level and area of study you’re interested and have the academic background to qualify. Consider your career prospects and then decide on a specialization. Choose a program that is aligned with your goals and try to choose a university that is highly ranked, has a great reputation for your desired subject, or meets other criteria that are important to you.

2. Read the requirements and deadlines carefully

The first step for applying to a school abroad is checking the requirements. If the information on the website is confusing to you or is insufficient, request more information from the schools. If you are unsure if your nationality is accepted for student visas in the country, you can also try visiting official government websites and study councils. It is important to pay attention to the deadlines to make sure that you don’t miss the admission or entrance exam deadlines.


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3. Write a motivation letter

Applying for certain fields of study or schools requires a motivation letter. The motivation letter or cover letter should show your ability to perform well at the institution, and should include an evaluation of your skills, as well as your accomplishments. So express your interest in studying at the university in a clean and structured motivation letter, and remember to use clear English when writing the letter.


How to Apply for Schools Abroad


4. Ask for a recommendation letter

University or program admission sometimes require one or several recommendation  letters from a teacher. Don’t be shy to ask for the recommendation letter from your teachers that you had a good relationship with. Remember that recommendation letters take time for instructors to write and they may be asked for letters from multiple students. Ask them as early as possible to ensure that they have the time to write a detailed and compelling recommendation.

5. Get prepared for the IELTS or TOEFL test

If your first language is not English and you’d like to study abroad, you will probably need to take an English language test. When planning your study abroad timeline and booking your test, take the preparation time for the IELTS test into account. Depending on your English language proficiency and your ability to use the English language, as well as the score that the university requires, you’ll need time to study and get prepared for the test.

Additionally, don’t forget to book the test at least one month in advance because each test centre offers tests a maximum of four times a month depending on local demand. If you apply late, it might be full.

6. Translate and authenticate your documents

If you’re applying to study a program taught in English abroad, you will need to translate your documents (including your diploma and grades) to English. Be aware that the translations should be authenticated by a competent authority. If you aren’t sure what authorities are accepted by your prospective university, check their website or inquire about it with an admissions official.

7. Use the online application platforms

Nowadays more schools tend to use an online application platform to make it easier for students to apply for the programs. Sending the documents electronically instead of by post is preferred by most schools and students as it is faster and usually less expensive or free.

8. Register for the entrance exam

Some countries like India and certain schools, such as medical schools, have entrance exams that test your knowledge of natural science and skills relating to subjects like language or mathematics. Check the date and place of the exam as the test usually takes place one or two months before the school’s opening day. You’ll need to register for the test in advance and if required, make a plan for your travel abroad. Also make sure that you know what to expect on test day. If possible, prepare by taking a look at a sample test.

9. Be confident for the interview

The last stage of the application process might be an admission interview. Some schools like the University of Oxford and certain elite programs conduct interviews to find which candidates are more qualified to get into the school. The interview usually starts with why you want to study in this school or program, your background and plans for the future. Practice for the interview, be confident and don’t let the formal setting stress you out. Remain calm and don’t speak too quickly or slowly.

10. Schedule your visa appointment

To be eligible for a student visa, your school and program should be accredited by the government of the country they are located. In most cases, after you receive a letter of acceptance and get admitted at the school, it’s time to apply for the student visa. Depending on the country’s regulations and number of applicants, applying for the student visa can be a long and complicated process. Therefore, it’s better to apply for your student visa and schedule your appointment or interview as soon as possible. The documents you’ll need for the student visa application are usually a bank statement,  the application form, the receipt of payment for your application and university tuition fee, your passport, medical and background information.

11. Plan for the costs

You’ll need to consider that applying to schools abroad will have costs relating to the school’s entrance exam, translating documents, booking the English language test, tuition fees, and visa application fees. Don’t let this discourage you as many student study internationally on a budget, but do make a plan for your likely costs so that you can budget appropriately.

NOTE: This article was originally published by educations.com

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Donate car to charity California

How To Donate A Car In California Based Charitable Agency (Read Details)

Donate car to charity California

DONATE CAR TO CHARITY CALIFORNIA

If you want to learn how to donate car to Charity California via Charitable Agency, bear in mind that there are specific guidelines that you must follow. Giving your car to a charitable organization that operates in the Golden State is a great way to support your causes. With this, you can provide help to less fortunate families for their car needs. Just recently, I donated my car to an orphanage. Aside from a heartwarming feel caused by giving, I have benefited from tax cuts because of that donation.

How To Donate A Car In California Based Charitable Agency

The first thing that you must do if you have already decided that you will donate your car is to determine what charitable agencies will benefit from your donation. I have noticed that there are numerous agencies in California that accept donations directly including organizations that raise fund for orphans, abandoned elderly, and sick individuals. After I selected which charity to give my car in California, I called the organization to learn more about the process of car donation. Although every charitable agency follows their own process for car donations, I guess there are several state policies in California that every agency should abide.

Donate car to charity California
 How To Donate A Car In California Based Charitable Agency

Car Transfer, Title And Plates, How To Donate Car to Charity California via Charitable Agency

I highly suggest that you donate your car to any agency that accepts direct donations. However, you must be certain to transfer the title of the car to the agency. Since I have lost my copy of the car title, I went to California Department of Motor Vehicles and fill out forms 262 and 227. These forms must be filled out completely and must be endorsed to the person or agency picking up the car. I have learned that according to California law, all vehicle owners must keep the license plates on their vehicles at all times. Thus, when I donated my car I did not detached the plates.

How To Donate A Car In California Without Any Risk  

My selected charity returned the plates to me after my car has been auctioned. I have learned that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) also warns car donors to remove all car inspection and registration stickers. I think this is done to prevent any legal problems later for me and the future owner of my donated car. I filled out a release of liability memo from the DMV to inform the state that I am no longer responsible, legally and financially, for my car after it has been given out for charity.

 How To Donate A Car In California?

Keep Your Donation Papers For Tax Benefits

Donate car to charity California
How To Donate A Car In California Based Charitable Agency

I have secured all records of my car donation primarily for tax benefits. In donating a car to charity, it is important that you hold proof to claim for tax deductions. One document I have secured is a written acknowledgement from the charity, and I have saved the contact details of the organization. I also informed the IRS about the kind of vehicle I donated. I am still keeping a copy of the car title transfer just to be ready if this is needed as a proof of the car donation.

 

Learning how to donate a car in California entails effort and time, but still it is a worthwhile activity.

source: how to donate a car in california dot net

 

Five (5) Best Tips on How to Use Onion for Better Hair Growth

Five (5) Best Tips on How to Use Onion for Better Hair Growth

Five (5) Best Tips on How to Use Onion for Better Hair Growth

Five (5) Best Tips on How to Use Onion for Better Hair Growth

Onion is a magical plant. This vegetable is not only great for your overall body health but also can work well for your hair. Learn how to use onion for hair growth, and you will explore all the awesome benefits of onions.

ONION BENEFITS FOR HAIR

How safe is it to use onion juice for hair? Are there any advantages of this method? Has it helped anyone to add some health to his or her hair?

Each of us has to trim hair periodically. It is a good way to make it healthier and help it grow faster. When your hair becomes sick, it stops growing, becomes extremely thin and you start to notice suddenly that you keep losing it. The curing methods and home remedies can take a lot of your time and you should be patient and search for different working solutions.

Is onion good for hair growth? Let us look at the positive effect it offers in real life:

  • Healthier follicles – human hair that loses its shine and brightness has ill follicles. Onions contain many useful elements, including sulfur which is important for regenerating follicles and bringing life and power into them.
  • Stronger hair – when your follicles and hair are enriched with sulfur, your hair would become much stronger. Using onions for treating it can minimize the breaks and solve the thinning problem.
  • Graying delay – because onions are rich on antioxidants, you can achieve a nice and healthier effect if you use its juice for your hair treatment. Regular procedures can even help to delay the graying age problems.
  • Dandruff treatment – different vegetables, including onions, are capable of helping our bodies to fight bacteria. The antibacterial properties of onion masks and juice can make human scalp healthier and, as a result, you will get rid of the dandruff issue.
  • Improved growth – antioxidants’ level grows when you treat your hair with onion vitamins, and the growing cycle can be optimized with time and hair growth improves if you continue regular treatment procedures.

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HOW TO PREPARE ONION FOR HAIR GROWTH

There are multiple recipes for making onion juice for your hair. We would love to share some of the most interesting ‘how to prepare’ tips and you can test them all and choose the methods that work the best for you.

1. MAKING ONION JUICE FOR HAIR

To enjoy the amazing onion benefits for hair, you can do the simplest thing of all. Here is the recipe:

  1. Take 2-3 medium-size onions. Wash a knife and cut each bulb into several parts (water helps to prevent tears).
  2. Use a blender. Place the pieces inside and grind them into juice.
  3. Place the blended onions into a bowl and pour in some water.
  4. Take another bowl and a piece of cloth. You need to filter onion juice and get rid of vegetable pieces.
  5. Your onion juice is ready for hair treatment.

2. ONIONS + OLIVE OIL

Everybody knows how great oil is for skin, nails and hair. Making the masks with onions and olive oil can be beneficial for faster hair growth. Here is the quick recipe:

  1. You need a bowl, where you should add three tablespoons of raw onion juice.
  2. Mix it with 1-2 tablespoon of olive oil.
  3. The mixture is ready to be used on your hair and scalp.

3. ONIONS + HONEY

You can enhance the effect of raw onions by adding some honey. Here is how it works:

  1. Make raw onion juice. 0.25 of a cup would be enough.
  2. Add one tablespoon of honey into onion juice.
  3. Mix everything really well and apply.

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4. ONIONS + YOGURT

We do not talk about fruit yogurt sold in the market. You need fresh natural yogurt without any fruits and mixtures. Here is what to do:

  1. We will be using a bowl. Pour in some juice from raw onions into it.
  2. Add 2 tablespoon of plain homemade yogurt into the bowl.
  3. Mix them together, creating a mask for using on your hair.

5. ONIONS + CURRY LEAVES

When you combine several useful ingredients, you receive a healthy mixture that is rich in vitamins. Learn what you can do:

  1. Wash several curry leaves and place them into a blender or cut into tiny pieces before blending.
  2. Add the leaf paste into a bowl. Pour in 2 tablespoons of raw onion juice into it.
  3. Mix the two ingredients really well before applying this natural and useful paste into your hair roots and scalp.

HOW TO USE ONION JUICE FOR HAIR GROWTH

The application of different onion masks is easy:

  1. You can apply this mask on top of your head (make sure you massage the juice into your scalp) and leave like this for 10-20 minutes.
  2. Use shampoo to wash onions off and remove the strong smell. Remember that your scalp will become healthier, stronger and you would grow hair with onion.

How often are onion masks needed? Try to do this at least once a week for 2-3 months in a row, and you will see amazing results.

Some tips to consider:

  • Apply only juice or paste with onions that have no pieces.
  • Wash the onion masks with milk shampoo and use hair conditioner afterwards.
  • Do not apply onion juice/paste at once if this is the first time you are preparing this mixture (do some tests beforehand and see how your head reacts).
  • If you are afraid of the strong onion smell, you can add some vital oils with the scent you love into your mixtures.
  • Do not live oil masks overnight because this could irritate your scalp skin and lead to negative impact instead of benefits.
  • If you see no positive effect in hair growth after applying masks for up to 3 months, it is better to stop this home treatment and talk to your doctor.
  • It is better if you prepare fresh onion juice for each new mask (if you freeze this juice, it could lose its healthy properties).
  • If your regular shampoo doesn’t completely remove the onion smell from your hair, you are advised to switch to shampoos with a citrus-fruit base or apply rosemary-water or lemon-water mixture to rinse your hair after washing.

Eight (8) Ways To Protect Your Heart From Being Played By Guys


The guides on how to grow hair with onion are simple to follow. You will have to rely on time, stay patient, and add products and methods that would stimulate faster growth in your everyday life. Boosting your body cells and elements to grow quicker should also influence the volume of your hair, making it stronger, puffier, thicker, and much prettier. It is incredible that the regular kitchen staple can be so helpful for your hair as well. Such home-based hair-loss remedy can do miracles

Three (3) Types of Guys That are not Qualified to Use the Latest Trend “Na Dem Dey Rush Us”

Three (3) Types of Guys That are not Qualified to Use the Latest Trend “Na Dem Dey Rush Us”

Three (3) Types of Guys That are not Qualified to Use the Latest Trend “Na Dem Dey Rush Us”

Three (3) Types of Guys That are not Qualified to Use the Latest Trend “Na Dem Dey Rush Us”

Like joke like joke, ‘na dem dey rush us‘ is taking over our online space like kilode. Coman see the way people are rushing touse #NaDemDeyRushUS for every conceivable situation under the sun.

A Facebook page with over a million members had their own “Na Dem Dey Rush Us” #NaDemDeyRushUS festival yesterday. Everybody wanted to be on the bandwagon even if what they came up with was very lame.

Talking about the lame use of #NaDemDeyRushUS, what is it with some people that always like breaking laws? They just go and pick totally inappropriate scenarios and start writing, ‘yen yen yen, na dem dey rush us.’

Okay, it is good for laughs and all, but there is also the abuse of popular culture. Shuo! Don’t they know that foreigners who want to learn Nigerianese might get confused with the out-of-context usage of ‘na dem dey rush us’ or #NaDemDeyRushUS?

That is how they would mess up and Urban Dictionary would decide not list the #NaDemDeyRushUS for lack of clarity.


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For those still confused about how and when to use ‘na dem dey rush us’ or the hashtag #NaDemDeyRushUS on social media, read this article HERE OR Watch Video HERE. You even get educated about how, like play like play, the trend started and caught on in Naija.

So, just for the records guys, here are the people who shouldn’t be disturbing us with inappropriate use of ‘na dem dey rush us’ or #NaDemDeyRushUS.

1. Ugly guys

Some people have simply lost the ability to differentiate homemade jollof from party jollof I swear! It is criminal behavior.

Ugly guys-na dem dey rush us

Talking about criminal behavior, if you know you have a good chance of defeating Obasanjo in an ‘Ugly Contest’, it is a criminal behavior to also use ‘na dem dey rush us’ when people like Kunle Remi are talking about how hard it is to keep the females at bay.

Nobody is saying being ugly is a curse or something. Look at Adams Oshiomhole, did his looks stop him from marrying that insanely beautiful lady?

But he respected himself and waited until he had tons of money abi?


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So if you know you are ugly, don’t abuse this unique Naija slang phrase and be posting nonsense like, ‘Fine boys like us, na dem dey rush us.’

Respect yourself!

2. Brokeass guys

There is broke and there is brokeass. Broke is a temporary condition (like maybe you don’t have enough money to take her out today) while brokeass doesn’t have a remedy in sight. The two must not be confused.

So is it good to jump on social media and be saying things like, ‘Rich guys like us, na ego dey rush us. #NaDemDeyRushUS’ when you know are as broke as an apprentice area boy and actually look it? Is that not fake news?

If you feel the need to misinform social media about anything, try packaging yourself small before doing it. You don’t want your legacy in this life to include one of those who sabotaged the unique Naija phrase ‘na dem dey rush us’ trust me.

Having 30 billion in your account like Davido is not a criterion, but at least have something reasonable before showing yourself.


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3. Unpopular peeps

Have you heard of DJ Smatty P? It’s a pretty good guess you haven’t. That is because his game is not tight enough to be known.

So imagine Smatty P going #NaDemDeyRushUS when he is finding it difficult to get common gigs like birthday parties for kids.

People like that need their brains reset so they can understand simple concepts and how misuse can damage their destiny.

This also applies to people on social media who have just a few hundred people following them. #NaDemDeyRushUS is not for them.

Up your game first, or like those desperate Internet marketers would say, chose a niche where you are obviously slaying first before going to town to market yourself. That seems like common sense from any angle you chose to look at it abi?

So, before using ‘na dem dey rush us’ in a sentence make sure it is relevant to your situation. If you mess it up, don’t be surprised if suddenly a #NaDemDeyRushUS campaign is started to rush you out of social media.

 

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Seven (7) Things You Should Know Before Dating Someone In Law School

Seven (7) Things You Should Know Before Dating Someone In Law School

 

Seven (7) Things You Should Know Before Dating Someone In Law School

Seven (7) Things You Should Know Before Dating Someone In Law School

Dating a law student might be crazy and tiring sometimes. This guide below will set you on the right path and prepare you for what is to come if you are to date a law student.

1. When you fight, you will never win.

Give up arguing with a law student because he or she will not back down (arguing is practically their job). They will challenge you until they are blue in the face. Even if you are obviously correct. Thus, be emotionally ready because they will find some defamation of your character or numerous evidentiary examples of why they are clearly winning the argument. In the end just accept the fact—they are always right.

2. They will dictate all preferred times and methods of communication.

If you can’t be flexible on how you keep in contact with your significant other in law school then quit while you’re ahead. You need to know that you will not stay awake until the wee hours of the night talking about your dreams and goals until one of you falls asleep. If you’re lucky, 10 minutes on the phone with your sweetie is like Christmas morning (it only happens once a year). The most revered communication in law school is the occasional text or G-chat. In between hours on their computer, Facebook is still their chosen form of procrastination. So download FB messenger and get used to using it. Oh, and here’s a line you need to be familiar with: “Don’t call me, I’ll call you.”

3. Resentment is a cruel, cruel reality.

DO NOT tell your significant other who hasn’t left their seat in the library in 4 hours to even take a pee break that you had a glorious nap or that you had time to log a solid two hours at the gym. This will not go over well. Their three hours of reading has now turned into five and the fact that you get to watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey will be a source of bitterness to your weary scholar. So be prepared for him or her to take their frustrations out on you. Try not to take it too personally.

4. When they are with you, they are thinking about law school.

Dating someone in law school is like dating a crack addict looking for their next fix. They have the constant itch to think about what their professor thought of their answer in class, what chapter they need to read, or what paper they need to finish. Trying to spend a “normal” day with your significant other, with mundane activities such as going to the movies, going for a hike, or laying around and shooting the shit is NOT possible. It’s not that you aren’t entertaining or important—it’s just the harsh reality that law school will always win over a date with you. You are not their number one priority, you probably rank somewhere just under sleep. Ouch.

5. Sleep is better than sex.

Yes, that is unfortunately correct. Your law school boo will crave sleep. They are deprived of it so often that the bags under their eyes become permanent. So when they do have a free moment to catch some ZZZ’s, getting a hard-on isn’t their number one priority. If you have an insatiable sexual appetite, run from someone in law school…or invest in a vibrator.

6. They say shit you wouldn’t believe.

If you didn’t get the inference already—law students can’t help but be a little selfish. I get that, they earned it. They worked their asses off in undergrad, studied countless hours for the LSATs and now they are basically living at school. But let’s be honest, sometimes they say things that make you think they have lost all humanity. When I was studying for my MCATs, my 2-L boyfriend told me, “I don’t have the faculty to be over emotionally invested in your MCATs.” My only response was, “Who the fuck uses the word faculty?” A nice “good luck on your test” text would have sufficed.

7. It’s not you, it’s them.

Law students are busy people who need to focus on two things: school & themselves. They tend to constantly be “unavailable” and “overwhelmed” This is a brutal reality you can either accept or refute. Bottom line is unless you have the time, the patience, and/or the compassion of a saint, dating a law student will either end in a viciously disastrous fashion or you’ll be married in no time, because if you can withstand three years of law school, you can handle anything.

How To Be Kind To Your Partner (Even When You Can’t Really Stand Them)

How To Be Kind To Your Partner (Even When You Can’t Really Stand Them)

How To Be Kind To Your Partner (Even When You Can’t Really Stand Them)

How To Be Kind To Your Partner (Even When You Can’t Really Stand Them)

One of the hardest things to do in a relationship is to be nice to your partner when you’re upset with them. It’s also one of the most important moments to be kind. Dr. Gottman’s research shows that couples who start arguments gently are more likely to manage conflict effectively, without harming the relationship. In fact, it is in these moments that Dr. Gottman can predict the success or failure of the relationship with over 90% accuracy.

 

In a popular Atlantic Magazine interview, Dr. Julie Gottman explains that, “Kindness doesn’t mean that we don’t express our anger, but the kindness informs how we choose to express the anger. You can throw spears at your partner. Or you can explain why you’re hurt and angry, and that’s the kinder path.”

 

The Vow of Kindness

 

Kindness is not just important in the heat of an argument, rather, it is about your mindful and considerate behavior throughout your relationship.

 

When we enter into a committed relationship, most of us make some sort of declaration  – a promise or a vow  – that we will uphold our partner and care for them. We also make a secondary promise: that we will be our best selves ,  full of integrity and hope for a successful future.

 

The act of not choosing kindness is therefore doubly hurtful – to our partners and to ourselves – because it undercuts our efforts for growth and the potential for greater intimacy.

 

A relationship is the concerted effort of two people who mindfully and enthusiastically work towards a shared vision. Despite the difficulties of daily life, partners are in charge of their own behavior. While a couple grows together, they are not precluded from growing as individuals as well  –  in fact they must evolve as individuals in order to continually bring their “best selves” to their partner.

 

Kindness Begets Kindness

 

How can you cultivate a habit of kindness in your relationship? Below are 3 powerful tips that you can put into action right now, regardless of where your partner is on their journey:

 

1. Think good thoughts We are wired to feel how we repeatedly think. Thinking positive thoughts about your partner will make it easier for you to think more positive thoughts, and to speak and behave positively towards them. In order to get into the habit of being kind, you must practice the thoughts as well as the actions.

 

Remind yourself of the nice things your partner has done each day. For instance, did they take out the recycling or come home early one night for dinner? However small the action, make it a habit of noticing the kindness as it is happening and make a mental note of how happy it makes you feel. When you see your partner, mention it to them. Noticing the good things about your partner helps to keep you in what Dr. John Gottman calls the Positive Perspective or Positive Sentiment Override. It is a sense of hopeful well-being that arises from a positive thoughts and positive interactions.

 

2. Accept responsibility Take responsibility for assessing your own feelings before presenting them to your partner. Whereas anger and frustration are legitimate emotions, further exploration might reveal that in fact you feel annoyed or sad about a situation. Perhaps upon reflection you find that in fact you felt abandoned or that your dreams are not being acknowledged. Being able to accurately pinpoint your feelings will help you to convey them in a kinder, gentler tone to your partner.

 

You might think it is more authentic to say exactly what’s on your mind without filtering anything for your partner, but consider that once they are hurt, it is harder for them to connect with you empathically. Take a moment to process your feelings with a therapist or by yourself. Try keeping a journal or log of your day and how you were feeling. Processing your feelings through writing often helps to sort out and organize thoughts.

 

3. Let hope win Have faith in the relationship and in your commitment. Even though you will have ongoing arguments with you partner, focus on your friendship. I see couples in my office who want to “solve” their issues first before going out for an ice cream or relaxing over dinner. It’s not possible to solve problems with someone you don’t want to collaborate with.

 

I often encourage couples to do an activity together to enjoy their love  –  despite their gripes! It is much easier to discuss problems with your best friend than with your “enemy.” It may take effort to institute a date night, but being close and connected is a habit, and habits have to be practiced consciously and regularly. Try going out of your way to be friendly to your partner.

 

For instance, pour milk in their cereal in the morning, or offer to walk the dog. Look up a movie they’ve been meaning to watch, or even send them a text message today (not about errands or scheduling) about something you’re looking forward to doing with them later.

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Kindness Allows You to be Heard

 

Ultimately, kindness serves your expression of difficult emotions by offering your partner the capacity to really hear you. Even if you are angry, in order to approach your partner effectively you must be kind. If you’ve paved the way for your partner to be open to you, they are more likely to hear your frustration and respond with compassion. Kindness gets your needs met.

 

Being kind and gentle is a decision. Just as we offer a smile and hold the door open for a stranger, we must remember to cultivate this habit in our relationship no matter how many months or years have passed.

 

The longer we try, the easier it gets to summon up a positive picture of our beloved. The more we practice kindness, the easier it is to recall that our partner is also a human who is experiencing life alongside us. It becomes easier to offer a smile and to extend an olive branch to the person who is in the struggle with us – not against us.

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Health: The Vagina Is A Warm And Moist Environment, An Environment That Could Encourage Bacteria To Grow – Physician

The Vagina Is A Warm And Moist Environment, An Environment That Could Encourage Bacteria To Grow – Physician

Health: The Vagina Is A Warm And Moist Environment, An Environment That Could Encourage Bacteria To Grow – Physician

The Vagina Is A Warm And Moist Environment, An Environment That Could Encourage Bacteria To Grow – Physician

A Physician, Dr David Bawa, says women are more prone to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) due to their anatomy.

Bawa told sources on Wednesday in Abuja that women were more susceptible to infections due to the open structure of their genitals.

“A woman’s anatomy alone makes her more vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections than a man.

“Unlike the relatively thick skin of the male organ, a woman’s cervical is covered by a thin, more delicate mucous membrane that more easily allows viruses and bacteria to pass through and cause infection.

“The vagina is also a warm and moist environment, an environment that could encourage bacteria to grow when they find their way in. STIs are the second most common burden of diseases in tropical Africa, commonly found in women,’’ he said.

He noted that most STIs were treatable while some have no cure. “ Treating STIs means suppressing the organism causing the virus that such a person could live a healthy live,’’ the physician said.

Bawa decried the way most women claimed to have toilet infection, saying that medically, such claims are unacceptable while some were more prone due to bad personal hygiene.

“There is nothing like toilet infection, it is either an STI or an auto infection meaning infecting one’s self as a result of bad personal hygiene.

“Cleaning the anus down to the vagina, thereby moving the bacteria load from the anus to other parts of the body which could result to an infection.

“STIs like chlamydia and gonorrhoea, if unnoticed and untreated, could lead to a condition called Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) in women.

“PID could lead to chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy that develops in the fallopian tubes instead of the uterus). It could also cause infertility in women,’’ he warned.

Seven (7) Ways to Boost Your Partner’s Confidence In Bed After Unintentionally Bringing It Down

Seven (7) Ways to Boost Your Partner’s Confidence In Bed After Unintentionally Bringing It Down

Seven (7) Ways to Boost Your Partner’s Confidence In Bed After Unintentionally Bringing It Down

Seven (7) Ways to Boost Your Partner’s Confidence In Bed After Unintentionally Bringing It Down

Sex in real life isn’t perfect. There’s a lot of trial and error involved in making sex “good” for both you and your partner. But out of all the things that can go horribly wrong, experts say there is one mistake people commonly make in bed that can be a total mood killer. “Sadly things are often said that can have a negative effect on your partner’s sexual confidence without you realizing,” Sunny Rodgers, a clinical sexologist and certified sex coach tells Bustle.

No one in a healthy sexual relationship ever intentionally sets out to bring their partner down in any way. But sometimes, it happens. “When it comes to intimacy in the bedroom, you may find that your partner is much more sensitive, especially if the two of you have opened up and become comfortable,” Jeannie Assimos, eharmony’s Chief of Advice tells Bustle. “This is a sensitive area. Be super thoughtful about how you might bring up any sort of criticism, and always remember, this is your partner at their most vulnerable.”

It’s true. Everyone comes into new sexual experiences with their own set of insecurities. According to a recent Zava survey of 1,000 men and women, 67 percent of men say their biggest insecurity in the bedroom was their sexual performance. Nearly 80 percent of women say their body image makes them feel insecure.

When you unintentionally bring your partner’s confidence down in bed, it can affect your sex life for the worse. Sex should be a fun bonding experience. But how can you have fun when one partner feels like they can’t let go and enjoy it? The good news is, you don’t have to worry. According to experts, here are some ways to help boost your partner’s confidence after you unintentionally bring it down.

1.Let Your Partner Know How They Make You Feel

“People respond positively to their partner’s reactions to them,” Rodgers says. So if you want your partner to feel good about themselves or their performance in bed, vocalize how good they make you feel. “Verbally tell them how much they make you crave and desire them,” she says. “Be positive and specific as possible.” If you’re on the shy side and find it difficult to say out loud, she suggests writing them a quick note or text to let them know how they affect you.

2.Encourage Your Partner To Explore Their Own Body

Confidence in itself is sexy, Rodgers says. Knowing your body and what gives it pleasure can make a person confident, which in turn is very sexy. “I suggest encouraging your partner to explore their own bodies and what feels good to them,” she says. “Taking time to enjoy self-love is a great way to learn about your own body so it can naturally lead to better sex and more confidence.” Besides, mutual masturbation can be fun.

3.Spend Time Just Touching Each Other And Learning About What Feels Good

When you make an orgasm the end goal, there’s a lot of room for disappointment. Sometimes, redefining what sex or intimacy is for you can help make you and your partner feel more confident in yourselves and your performance. If feeling good and bonding with your partner is what you actually want from sex, then Rodgers suggests utilizing the power of touch. “A little Sex Ed never hurts when boosting confidence,” she says. “The more you know about your partner’s body (i.e. Where’s the clitoris located? What’s a frenulum?), the better!” Once your partner discovers which spots to hit on your body, their confidence will skyrocket

4.Reassure Them And Focus On The Positives

“To get your partner’s confidence back up, be vocal and positive about the things you like,” Assimos says. If their confidence is already shot, you may want to avoid the constructive criticism for a little bit. So don’t immediately say that you wish they would go a little slower next time. Stay focused on the positives. “The more you can impress upon them that it’s not a big deal the better,” she says. “Even if inside you might be a bit concerned about a performance issue, please be sure to let them know how hot you think they are, and tell them the things your love about them inside the bedroom and out.”

5.Talk To Your Partner About Bringing Sex Toys Into The Bedroom First, Don’t Assume Anything

If you have trouble orgasming during partner sex, you may think bringing in a sex toy to help can be the solution. “Unfortunately, bringing sex toys into the bedroom can sometimes end up hurting someone’s feelings,” Polly Rodriguez, CEO and co-founder of Unbound, tells Bustle. But the reality is, it doesn’t have to be. “When people ask us how to introduce toys to their partners, we always suggest to frame it as an experience you want to share with them,” Rodriguez says. “When you approach toys as a fun adventure together, your partner will be less likely to think that they’re being replaced, or that they’re inadequate. ”

6.Give Good Feedback Both In The Moment And After

Be sure to let your partner know what they’re doing right. “Mention specific things and be clear how much you like it,” Raffi Bilek, LCSW-C, Director of the Baltimore Therapy Center, tells Bustle. “Do this during the act, and do it afterwards as well.” Reminiscing about how good it was when your partner did that “one crazy move” and getting excited about it is a great way to make them feel like they really can please you, he says.

7.Have An Honest Conversation About It Outside Of The Bedroom

Sex should be fun and you should be able to laugh when things go wrong. But according to Rodriguez, laughing is another one of those things that can unintentionally go awry. “Sometimes laughing during sex can be misinterpreted as laughing at your partner rather than with them,” she says. Because of that, sometimes talking to your partner about why they shut down during sex is better left for another time and place. “It may be easier for your partner to open up if you’re not at the scene of the crime, so to speak,” Rodriguez says. Giving them time to cool off and be in a better head space can make having that conversation much easier.

For the most part, everyone wants to feel like they’re good in bed for their partner. People want to feel sexy and desired, especially by the one person that they want. But people do make mistakes from time to time. Sometimes things that are said can be taken the wrong way. If that happens, laughing off their concerns or downplaying it is not the way to go. If you want to help boost your partner’s confidence again, make a point to communicate how much you genuinely want them. And of course, be mindful to stay away from those things in the future….

10 Amazing Uses of Tea Tree Oil – Plus 10 Tea Tree Oil Recipes

10 Amazing Uses of Tea Tree Oil – Plus 10 Tea Tree Oil Recipes

10 Amazing Uses of Tea Tree Oil – Plus 10 Tea Tree Oil Recipes

10 Amazing Uses of Tea Tree Oil – Plus 10 Tea Tree Oil Recipes

Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil or ti tree oil, is an essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor and a colour that ranges from pale yellow to nearly colourless and clear.

Tea tree oil uses are numerous: making homemade cleaning products, diffusing it in the air to kill mold, applying it topically to heal skin issues and using it to treat viral infections. It’s becoming an increasingly popular active ingredient in a variety of household and cosmetic products, including face wash, shampoos, massage oils, skin and nail creams and laundry detergents. Tea tree’s natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory actions make it an essential oil that should truly be part of everyone’s natural medicine cabinet.

Why is tea tree oil so special?

Tea tree oil has been indicated to cure a wide variety of conditions in both ethnic medical practices and western, more traditional varieties. It’s very popular in naturopathic clinics and is one of the most popular essential oils used for medicinal benefit.

Tea tree oil has been known in the ethno-botanical community as a cure-all for centuries, and it’s lived up to its reputation. The tea tree grows in the tropics, where diseases and bacterial infections flourish. In many natural areas where a disease or illness has emerged as a result of natural development, a panacea or cure typically emerges alongside. Tea tree oil has proven itself as an effective antibiotic cure-all for tons of different diseases.

There are a number of active constituents that make up tea tree essential oil, the main ones being:

  • Alpha-pinene, present in pine trees and cannabis, which contributes to the sharp fresh scent of these plants
  • Beta-pinene, also present in the prior plants, is used as an insecticide and adhesive
  • Sabinene, an anti-fungal antioxidant
  • Myrcene is one of the compounds present in cannabis that’s responsible for so many of its various health benefits
  • Alpha-phellandrene helps promote immune responses in healthy individuals
  • Limonene is found in the peels of limes and lemons and helps with various things
  • Cineole is a particularly potent chemical that comes up several times in this article
  • Para-cymene which is what gives cumin some of its health benefits
  • Terpinolene is one of the strongest antimicrobial agents present in tea tree oil
  • Linalool is also present in cannabis and serves many different functions

These compounds work in harmony to prove the antifungal, antimicrobial, health-bolstering effects that tea tree oil is so well-known for.

1.Tea tree oil is a great antibacterial

This is one of the most well-reputed uses of tea tree oil. It fights all sorts of bacterial infections tea tree, and is particularly effective against tropical bacteria which can be tough for the human body to fight by itself.

Because of this, tea tree oil is found in almost all Australian households. It’s proven so effective aet fighting local illnesses in the hot and arid regions down under that most people carry some as a primary remedy to fight against infections.

While tea tree oil should not be consumed in its full concentration, it is possible to take orally in rare cases. It can, in lower concentrations, help to eliminate internal bacteria that can grow in the digestive system, affecting the colon, intestines or stomach.

Conclusion: Bacteria are notorious for causing a whole host of seemingly infinite problems (as well as being very useful for lots of things in the human body.) Bad bacteria can be a nuisance, and tea tree oil has proven effective at fighting countless types of dangerous bacteria.

2. Tea tree oil is good at fighting acne

Tea tree oil has journal emerged as one of the most popular acne-fighting medications these days, and has even shown to be as effective as benzoyl peroxide, an ingredient present in some of the strongest acne-fighting medications.

Tea tree oil can be used in a similar manner, by applying topically on acne-prone area, without risking some of the unpleasant side effects that are commonly associated with using benzoyl peroxide.

Use caution when using tea tree oil to fight acne. Excessive use can lead to dry skin which would cause your body to make an excess of its own oil, ultimately leading to more clogged pores and a worsening of the problem that you’re trying to fight in the first place.

Tea tree oil also makes the skin more sensitive to ultraviolet rays, so if you’re planning to use it to fight acne on areas of your body that are typically exposed, stay out of the sun or cover them up. Don’t use it on your face before going to the beach!

Conclusion: Tea tree oil si one of the safest and most appealing alternatives to pharmaceutical acne medication. It treats acne with a risk of less-severe side effects than those associated with traditional acne medication, and leaves your skin smelling fresh in a completely natural way..

3. Tea tree oil is great for your hair

Tea tree oil is shown to be very helpful for human hair. It’s effective at maintaining the health of your scalp, and, in turn, keeping the hair that emerges strong, healthy, and young-looking. It does this in a way that does no lasting damage, which is nice when compared to some more traditional, medicated pharmaceutical options.

Its benefits are similar to those of coconut oil: tea tree oil discourages the skin from flaking, which would naturally limit the amount of dandruff you experience. It can get rid of lice, and it will help keep your hair strong and shiny.

Tea tree oil’s even helpful in non-visible conditions.

  • Some people are cursed with an itchy scalp, even though they don’t have dandruff. This is really annoying and the aggravated scratching of the scalp can lead to premature hair loss.
  • Sometimes these itchy conditions are caused by fungi, bacteria or allergic reactions, and tea tree oil is a good contender for fighting all of these problems.
  • It’ll prevent the onset of scalp eczema or other more visible conditions, as well.

Tea tree oil, particularly when mixed with peppermint oil, has proven its ability to fight off head lice. It’s not recommended to use tea tree oil to fight off lice or fleas on pets, though, because the skin of animals is often much more sensitive than that of a human.

  • Tea tree oil has been studied and proven effective at killing lice, not only in their infantile stages, but in the adult stage as well. This means that you can kill off mature lice, preventing them from laying eggs, as well as kill any lice growing in eggs that may not have hatched yet.
  • Another study shows that children treated with typical lice-removing shampoo were only successful in treating their lice about a quarter of the time, where nearly all of the kids who used tea tree oil succeeded.
  • Two compounds in the oil are known to eliminate lice:
    • 1,8 cineole, which is a known insecticide.
    • Terpineol, another powerful compound that can sometimes cause allergic reactions in people.

Conclusion: There’s a whole lot of different reasons you might want to start using tea tree oil in your hair. It’s easy enough to mix into a shampoo for thinning hair, and has been proven to fight scalp-related issues ranging from itchy, flaky dandruff to weak hair.

4. Tea tree oil can fight sore throats

As long as you’re careful not to swallow any, you can use tea tree oil to help cure your sore throat.

If you have a sore throat caused by bacteria or viruses, which are what cause the common flu and cold, you can likely eliminate a sore throat right at the source. The bacteria are causing your mucous membranes in your lungs and throat to become inflamed, which makes them sore.

If you garge a solution of tea tree oil and water, you’ll find immediate relief from the pain and possibly from the inflammation.

Another way to reap the benefits of tea tree oil for a sore throat is to put a few drops in a pot of water and bring it to a boil. Being careful, breathe in the steam. This allows the medicinal benefits of the tea tree oil to be fully absorbed into your body without actually being ingested.

Experienced users can drape a towel over the back of their head and around the side of the pots, allowing the steam to become trapped inside. This Makes it much easier to inhale. Do this for 5 to 10 minutes and you’ll feel a significant difference.

Conclusion: Tea tree oil is an underrated and underused method of fighting sore throats that are associated with colds and flus. If you mix the oil in some water and gargle it, or inhale the vapours, you can ease your symptoms. This is a great way to help get rid of sinus infections and stuffy noses.

5. Tea tree oil is great for oral health

As mentioned in the previous few paragraphs, tea tree oil can kill bacteria in your throat.

Logic would tell us that we can use tea tree oil to improve oral health in general, not just in our throat. It can be used in mouthwash and toothpaste to add an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory benefit.

Tea tree oil also slows the development of gums bleeding and slows tooth decay; the Tea Tree Group, an Australian group that extensively studies tea tree oil, has done many studies to prove what a wide range of bacteria tea tree oil can eliminate from the mouth.

If you don’t want to use one of the recipes listed later in the article to make your own mouthwash, you can simply add a drop of tea tree oil onto your toothbrush before brushing your teeth.

Again, be extra cautious – you don’t want to swallow any of the oil when you’re using the mouthwash or toothpaste.

Conclusion: Tea tree oil is a very underrated tool for fighting oral health issues. It can improve your breath by killing bacteria, and also helps to fight off degenerative oral diseases like gum decay.

6. Tea tree oil helps fight eczema

Eczema is an inflammatory disease of the skin that results in red, blotchy and sometimes itchy patches all over the skin.

Tea tree oil is shown to help relieve all sorts of skin inflammation, which means it’s a great cure for eczema as well as psoriasis. It also can reduce the symptoms of these skin conditions by reducing any related swelling or inflammation, either caused by the disease or caused by scratching resulting from discomfort.

To see the best benefits in fighting these two skin diseases, mix five drops of tea tree oil in with about a teaspoon of coconut oil. You can add five drops of lavender oil if you have it, but it will work well without it. Apply this to the affected areas and watch as your symptoms disappear.

Conclusion: People with eczema should consider tea tree oil treatments. It’s effective at eliminating symptoms related to the disease and can actually help curb the progress of the illness and help eliminate it.

7. Tea tree oil is good at fighting fungus

If you’re susceptible to fungal infections, which can include athlete’s foot, toenail fungi, and even ringworm (which, despite its name, isn’t actually a worm – it’s a fungus!)

Tea tree oil can be used in an undiluted form to fight stubborn infections – typically it’s mixed or diluted with other substances because the undiluted oil can lead to side effects, but certain types of fungal infections require a more direct assault.

Tea tree oil was studied in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology for its ability to fight ringworm. Turns out, that ability is great! Ringworm is a very contagious fungal infection that can be spread on contact between people, animals, and even things that infected people come into contact with.

Study subjects who used tea tree oil showed that their ringworm was cured after four weeks in 64% of cases. Not only does tea tree oil prevent the fungus from surviving but it also hinders its ability to spread. You can use it as a spray-on disinfectant to help eliminate the contagions present on any personal items you use.

For highly stubborn infections, consider mixing your tea tree oil with another antifungal such as oregano oil.

Conclusion: Tea tree oil is one of the best natural anti-fungal agents you can find. When used persistently, it can fight off some highly resistant fungal infections including athlete’s foot and ringworm.

8. Tea tree oil kills mold

Naturally, with mold being a type of fungus, one would assume that tea tree oil is an effective mold killer. Mold can be a devastating issue – when inhaled, it can leave spores in the lungs which can lead to deadly infections. Mold grows everywhere, too – in the house, in the car, in your clothes, in the garage. Dealing with it is very important for maintenance of good health.

Tea tree oil can be used for eliminating mold, which is an ever-increasing problem in western households. Tea tree oil can be added to a diffuser and diffused in different areas in your house that are prone to developing mold.

You can also directly spray tea tree oil, diluted with water in a spray-bottle, onto surfaces or linens, shower curtains, laundry machines, an air purifier for mold etc. to eliminate the chance of mold developing. Using tea tree oil in your laundry can help to eliminate any mold spores that may have taken up residence in your trousers.

Conclusion: Tea tree oil’s a fantastic fighter against mold, and can be easily prepared for use in many different situations. Tea tree oil can be sprayed on any surface mold might grow and effectively limit its growth.

9. Tea tree oil is great for dressing wounds

Tea tree oil, particularly when mixed with lavender essential oil, which offers a synergistic enhancement to the tea tree oil, can be used as a great wound dressing salve.

After washing any wounds first with water, you can apply a salve of tea tree and lavender oil on a bandage or a cloth. Tea tree oil’s even been shown to fight staph infections and other antibiotic resistant infections.

Studies have shown that tea tree oil is a powerful disinfectant, as well as being non-poisonous and gentle (though its consumption can lead to unpleasant side effects.) It’s been shown to be twelve times more potent in terms of healing infections than the standard antiseptic used during the time of the study, which was carbolic acid.

Conclusion: Tea tree oil might be able to replace the hydrogen peroxide in your medical kit! It’s been proven to be a powerful antiseptic and it can fight off infections from all sorts of different sources, so applying it to wounds before bandaging them makes a huge difference.

10. Tea tree oil can be used as an insecticide

Considering how effective tea tree oil is at killing fungi and bacteria, it’s no big surprise that it can also kill bugs and insects. Mosquitoes, fleas, and small flies cannot survive ingesting tea tree oil, making it a good mosquito killer, so spraying yourself with it makes an effective deterrent for these pests.

Tea tree oil is absorbed marginally through the skin, and in doing so can actually be effective at fighting internal parasites like tapeworms and roundworms. Ingesting tea tree oil should not be done except in the most medically supervised situations, since it’s toxic at its normal concentration.

One way to do this is to soak cotton balls in tea tree oil and hide them in strategic areas around your house. If you place them well enough, you’ll soon find that bugs won’t want to go anywhere near your house!

You can prevent the growth of fruit flies by sponging compost or garbage cans with tea tree oil.

Conclusion: You can save money on having to buy insect repellant by using tea tree oil, which is proven to be an effective insecticide. It staves off flies, bugs, and spiders, who can’t handle the compounds that constitute the oil.

Source: JenReviews

 

Lover of Travel!?? Check Out the Top Six (6) Surprisingly Beautiful Airbnbs in Albania

Lover of Travel!?? Check Out the Top Six (6) Surprisingly Beautiful Airbnbs in Albania

Lover of Travel!?? Check Out the Top Six (6) Surprisingly Beautiful Airbnbs in Albania

Photo credit: Arian

Lover of Travel!?? Check Out the Top Six (6) Surprisingly Beautiful Airbnbs in Albania

Albanians nod their heads to say “no” and shake their heads to say “yes”. Aside from being an extremely confusing adjustment for foreigners arriving in the Eastern European country, it’s somewhat of a metaphor for the country’s reputation among western travelers. We don’t typically think of Albania as a garden spot. Our thoughts probably head more along the lines of cloudy weather, track suits and the country’s bold breaking of ties with the Soviet Union in the late 1950’s and early 60’s. Now do a quick google image search and tell us if that matches your expectations. Weren’t expecting turquoise water, rolling green hills and quaint villages of red-roofed stone homes were you? If your interest is peaked (ours is if you can’t tell), why not check out what the country has to offer on the Airbnb front? With that, here are the top surprisingly beautiful Airbnbs in Albania.

 

Villa Amantia, Vlorë

Best airbnb to stay in Albania
Photo credit: Hanne

You probably never pictured yourself staying in an Albanian stone villa overlooking the Adriatic Sea did you? Well, here you go. This five-bedroom villa is located in the city of Vlorë, which is the third-largest city in Albania and is famous for its beautiful coastline. Where better to take in that famous coastline than from a villa in the hills?

 

County Guesthouse, Shpella

Best airbnb to stay in Albania
Photo credit: Gjon

And what about the country? This picturesque guesthouse located in the rural village of Shpella will have you waking up to views of the striking stone peaks that surround the village, and a quick walk to the village will give you a front row seat to life in the Albanian countryside. The house itself looks fit for a postcard.

 

Modern Apartment in the CapitalTirana

Where to stay in Albania
Photo credit: Amela

Just to show that it’s not all rustic stone houses, this one-bedroom apartment in the Myslym Shyri street in Tirana is an excellent base for exploring Albania’s capital. Hardwood floors, marble counters and a terrace that looks out on the street make it the total package.

 

Ocean View Penthouse Apartment, Golem

Airbnbs in Albania
Photo credit: Resort Qerret

Forty minutes west of the capital you’ll find the coastal town of Golem, which is a great spot to experience Albania’s beautiful coast. In Golem, right on the beach, you’ll find this sweet penthouse. Two bedrooms, a large terrace area, and views out over that turquoise water that we just can’t get enough of makes a great combo. The host says there’s room for six.

 

Romantic Bed and Breakfast, Himarë

Where to stay in Albania
Photo by Arian

We saved this one for the couples because it just screams romantic vacation. Nobody can bother you in Albania, right? This bed and breakfast in the coastal city of Hamarë offers charming rooms and a deck area that looks out over the Adriatic. We can see the sun setting now.

 

Waterfront Apartment, Sarandë

Best airbnb to stay in Albania
Photo credit: Vana

Harande is a small resort city in southern Albania on the Ionian Sea and this one-bedroom apartment is one of its gems. You can go down and stroll along the water under the palm trees, hit the beach, or just take in the view from the apartment itself. Hard to go wrong here.

Thinking Of Getting Tattoos Soon? Here Are Five Mistakes To Avoid

Thinking Of Getting Tattoos Soon? Here Are Five Mistakes To Avoid

Thinking Of Getting Tattoos Soon? Here Are Five Mistakes To Avoid

Thinking Of Getting Tattoos Soon? Here Are Five Mistakes To Avoid

Tattoos have been around for some time and a lot of young people are interested in getting one to follow the trend and get one they can be proud of. There are however a number of tattoo traps every discerning person should avoid so as not to have regrets later on.

Tattoos can be beautiful and can attract a lot of positive attention if a number of things are done properly. Here are five mistakes to avoid when getting some ink on.

Being In A Hurry To Get Your Tat
Whether you believe it or not, getting a tattoo is a decision that is relatively permanent when it comes to your personal style and as such, it is best you take your time to mull over whether to have one or not.

Before taking the decision to get an ink, try asking yourself some pertinent questions such as what artist can you trust enough to execute it, what designs you want to have and whether or not having one is worth it.

You can visit some parlours and discuss with tattoo artists about your choice. If you do decide to have one, it’s best to get one that will stand the test of time instead of one that is best on colour realism which seems to be the fad in recent times.

Going With The Cliches
We all know how we roll our eyes and scuff at some type of tattoos we see such as love signs and Asian characters for being old-fashioned and from the 90s. As such, if you’re going to get a tattoo, don’t get one that in 2040, people will see as old-school.

A number of cliché tattoos include feathers, dreamcatchers, anchors, Hummingbirds, arrows, Roman numerals, compasses and maps.

Having Tattoos That Are Too Big
The fact is society has some form of prejudice against people that have large and visible tattoos; and the stigma tends to be difficult to scrub off. If you’re a sports star, having a tattoo won’t be seen as a big deal as opposed to if you’re someone with a white collar job.

Even though you’re probably not getting a tat too o impress your parents or boss, it’s especially important to go easy with the size and designs. Go with as much ink as you’re comfortable with but be wary of people’s perceptions.

Having A Very Small Tat At First
People always have the urge to start small with their tattoos such as a small design on their biceps, Wrist or shoulder blade. It is quite understandable to want to start small but it most times ruins that part of the body, making it difficult to have something that is much more significant around that part of the body.

If you know you will most likely have a bigger design in future such as a full sleeve, it’s best to to wait, save up and committing to that instead of having numerous small tattoos that have no cohesive meaning.

Failing To Take Proper Care Of Your Tattoos
After getting your ink, the artist will clean and cover the area with a bandage that you’re supposed to leave on for at least two hours to prevent a bacteria infection.

Thereafter, you can apply anti-bacterial ointment and moisturiser till the ink stops scabbing. You should avoid itching the area or soaking in water till the area has completely healed. Also avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes for the first month after you get your ink on.

Five (5) Ways To Stop Premature Ejaculation

Five (5) Ways To Stop Premature Ejaculation || 18+ (Guys Only)

Five (5) Ways To Stop Premature Ejaculation

Five (5) Ways To Stop Premature Ejaculation || 18+ (Guys Only)

Are you suffering from premature ejaculation? Guys, here are five things you can do that will help.

Masturbate first

Masturbate to orgasm an hour or two before intercourse; this can help delay ejaculation during $ex.

Try the stop-start technique

Masturbate alone, but do it with a dry hand, almost to the point of ejaculation, and then stop. Do this three times; the fourth time, ejaculate. After many sessions of practice, you will gain some control. Then begin to increase the stimulation, first using lubrication and your own hand, then ask your wife to masturbate you, then try vaginal penetration. Consistent practice will lead to results.

Hold off on penetration

Avoid penetration for the first 15 minutes of lovemaking. Focus on other $exual play to take the pressure off.

Try the squeeze technique

Have $ex until you feel close to ejaculation. At that point, gently squeeze the end of the Pen!s (where the “head” meets the shaft) for several seconds. Stop having $ex for 30 seconds, and then start again. Repeat this pattern until you want to ejaculate.

Do Kegels

Kegel exercises strengthen the pubococcygeus (PC) muscle, which contracts during orgasm; a well-toned muscle means better control. (To locate the muscle: When you urinate, tense up and interrupt the flow; what you’re clenching is the PC muscle.) Do several sets of Kegels every day.

Make Love With Your Wife 16 Times a Week, Relationship Consultant Advises

Make Love With Your Wife 16 Times a Week, Relationship Consultant Advises

Make Love With Your Wife 16 Times a Week, Relationship Consultant Advises

Make Love With Your Wife 16 Times a Week, Relationship Consultant Advises

Popular relationship consultant Joro Olumofin has advised Nigerian husbands to at least have s3x with their wives 16 times a week. He also advised against having pot belly. See what he wrote in full below:-

Letter to Husbands – ” you should have cex with your wife at least 16 times a week” (Case study ; Nigerian men)

Society has put so much pressure on women these days. If a man cheats it’s his wife’s fault for not “keeping him or satisfying him”, this notion is absolutely wrong. There are a million things a woman is asked to do just to keep her man, but there is no list of things a man is asked to do to keep his woman. We Men make it seem like women want to get married more than us and we’re doing them a favor by committing or being in a relationship. Most Men act like they are the only ones who are granted free PASS to cheat or it is their right to cheat. Women can cheat as well but they choose to be loyal in relationships for Love, peace sake and to keep their homes.

Here are a list of things that Husbands should do to make their relationship work :

1️⃣ cex : You should have cex with your wife at least 16 times a week and 0ral cex 5 times a week. This is your duty as man. It is your responsibility. No excuses

2️⃣ You must not have passwords on your phone or any device. If passwords are necessary, your wife should have them all.

3️⃣ You must not let her food waste. A happy married man shouldn’t be seen eating outside only lunch at work is allowed.

4️⃣Bring your wife breakfast in bed and bring back a gift from work everyday. Every single day. Even if it is fruits, a wig, a painting or flowers.

5️⃣ Prayer schedule. Fix a prayer & fasting routine once a month with your wife to tackle personal issues.

6️⃣Even if she has a job. She deserves a weekly or monthly allowance of at least N100,000.

7️⃣ Men complain that their wives don’t look the same as when they first met. A lot of men have pot bellies too. Work on your physical appearance.

8️⃣ Listen to her. No matter how tired or busy you are. Listen to her and gossip with her.
If you don’t appreciate your wife. She may seek appreciation elsewhere. It’s a full time job to be a good wife. Make it a full time job to be a good husband.

OMG!!! See The Seven (7) Amazing Things No One In The World Will Actually Believe Exist In Nature

OMG!!! See The Seven (7) Amazing Things No One In The World Will Actually Believe Exist In Nature

OMG!!! See The Seven (7) Amazing Things No One In The World Will Actually Believe Exist In Nature

OMG!!! See The Seven (7) Amazing Things No One In The World Will Actually Believe Exist In Nature

This world is full of wonders you wouldn’t believe existed in Nature. To truly comprehend these magnificent sights, you must witness them for yourself.

Here are seven (7) Amazing things you won’t believe actually exist in nature;

1. Reflective Salt Flats in Bolivia

OMG!!! See The Seven (7) Amazing Things No One In The World Will Actually Believe Exist In Nature

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat coming in at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi).

Located in southwest Bolivia, These breathtaking salt flats are definitely on the list of things you need to see before you die. Resulting from the transformation of several prehistoric lakes, which over eons have left a water salted crust over this vast flat, Salar de Uyuni is a mesmerizing sight to witness as you watch it reflect the sky ever so beautifully. Walking through this mirrored wonderland, one might forget which way is up and which way is down.

2. Giant Crystal Cave in Naica, Mexico

OMG!!! See The Seven (7) Amazing Things No One In The World Will Actually Believe Exist In Nature

Mexico’s Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of Crystals) is home to the largest natural crystal formations found anywhere in the world. Thriving under unbelievably rare conditions, this cave in mexico provided the perfect environment for these crystals to grow to incredible sizes.

Geologist Juan Manuel Garcia-Ruiz explains in an issue of Geology, that for millennia these crystals grew in a consistent 136 degrees Fahrenheit (58 degrees Celsius), filled with mineral-rich water that hyper boosted the growth of these amazing beauties. Garica-Ruiz upon thinking about these amazing wonders said “There is no other place on the planet where the mineral world reveals itself in such beauty.”

3. Pink Lake Hillier in Australia

OMG!!! See The Seven (7) Amazing Things No One In The World Will Actually Believe Exist In Nature

When you think of what color a lake might be; blue, brown, maybe even green may come to mind. But I doubt you would ever associate the color pink with of body of water. Well for anyone traveling over the western islands of Australia this unbelievable phenomenon can be witnessed with their own eyes.

The captivating pink lake is not a trick of the light, and it retains it’s hue when removed, but the origin of it’s bubble gum aesthetics remains a mystery the science community is still trying to solve. best guess right now is that it has to do with the high salt levels in the water. Being that Lake Hillier is 10 times saltier than the ocean, it is the perfect breeding ground for the salt loving micro-algae Dunaliella Salina. These tiny little guys produce pigment compounds that absorb light like Beta Carotene which is the same kind of stuff that makes carrots orange and some cabbages purple.

4. Volcanic Lightning in Iceland

OMG!!! See The Seven (7) Amazing Things No One In The World Will Actually Believe Exist In Nature

This epic display of lightning in Iceland is what scientist call a “dirty thunderstorm.”

The electrifying phenomena happens when rock fragments, such as ash collide with ice particles in a volcanic cloud. as it is carried up into higher than normal parts of the atmosphere, it starts creating static with the surface of the planet thus providing the electrical charge needed for lightning.

5. Frozen Air Bubbles in Abraham Lake

OMG!!! See The Seven (7) Amazing Things No One In The World Will Actually Believe Exist In Nature

Abraham Lake in Alberta Canada is home to a rare phenomenon that needs to be seen to believe. Trapped under it’s frozen surface, methane gas creeps its way up creating beautiful air bubbles as it freezes and melts and freezes and melts as the flammable element searches for its way out.
The methane is created when plants, and animals in the lake sink to the bottom and react with the bacteria in the water. the bacteria begins to break down the organic matter, decomposing them, slowly releasing the gas. Usually the gas floats its way to the top of the lake where it is released in the air, but when the lake freezes over, methane struggles a little more to find it’s freedom. It’s hardship shapes moving images, leaving admirers breathless.

6. Spiderweb Cocooned Trees in Pakistan

OMG!!! See The Seven (7) Amazing Things No One In The World Will Actually Believe Exist In Nature

This eerie vision of ghost trees is actually an act of survival from millions of spiders in the village of Sindh, Pakistan.

In 2010 massive flooding forced millions of spiders to seek shelter in the higher grounds of the tree tops, and over time the have created intricately beautiful webbed homes for themselves in the most peculiar of places.

7. Shimmering Shores of Vaadhoo Maldives

OMG!!! See The Seven (7) Amazing Things No One In The World Will Actually Believe Exist In Nature

This midnight light show on the shores of Vaadhoo, Maldives however unbelievable is not the result of an elaborate Photoshop. It is however the result of tiny marine microbes called phytoplankton washing up on the sand.

There are many types of phytoplankton that are known to have an ability called bio-luminescence which allows them to glow as a defensive mechanism to scare predators and lure bigger predators to eat the ones looking to eat them (Oh, the circle of life). When these plankton are agitated they let off their glow creating stars in the ocean as the waves ripple them to shore.

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ANYTHING YOU DIDN’T BELIEVE ACTUALLY EXISTED IN NATURE?

share your experience below!!!

Top Qualities Every Good Relationship Needs Aside LOVE (check in)

Top Qualities Every Good Relationship Needs Aside LOVE (check in)

Top Qualities Every Good Relationship Needs Aside LOVE (check in)

Top Qualities Every Good Relationship Needs Aside LOVE (check in)

Love is obviously a must in a relationship but at times love is not enough as love does not conquer all and it takes more than that.

“Love is a beautiful thing, but without hard work, relationships fall apart; combining love and some other things is a good recipe for having an incredible and happy relationship”. Below are some traits everyone should add these to love in their relationship and you will notice a drastic improvement in your relationship.

Trust: “Trust is one of the most important things every good relationship needs, without trust, you spend all your time worrying about what your partner says or does and if you’re the one lying, you wonder if they are too; trust makes you feel comfortable sharing your secret hopes and dreams and it gives you the freedom to share your heart with another. Without it, you basically have an untrustworthy friend”.


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Compassion: “No relationship is 100% happy 24/7, both of you will have bad days and you will say things you regret, this is where compassion comes in; when bad days or things happen, you need to be compassionate and do what you can to understand and help your partner, this works both ways as compassion helps show each of you that the other cares”.

Compromise: “When you combine two lives together, you can’t expect to continue living your life the exact same way you used to, each of you have your own habits, hobbies, and quirks and it takes compromise on both sides to live happily together, if you’re not willing to make compromises, the relationship will simply dissolve into an endless argument but that’s not to say you have to give up everything, but compromise is necessary”.

Communication: “Many couples fail simply because they don’t communicate, they talk about the little things, they push aside anything that might seem uncomfortable or might lead to a fight; communication is crucial so make time to talk about what’s bothering you even if it causes an argument, at least you’ll get it out in the open and be able to fix it, don’t hold everything in, talk”.

Selflessness: “While you shouldn’t ever stay in a relationship where it’s all take and no give, you should be willing to be selfless, don’t do something for your partner just so you get something in return; happy relationships succeed because both people are selfless”.

Acceptance: “No one is perfect, both you and your partner have flaws and you will annoy each other, that’s part of being in love however, you have to accept that neither one of you is perfect; acceptance allows you to look past simple little flaws and focus on what’s most important – the fact that the two of you are perfect for each other”.

Loyalty: “If you’re not loyal in a relationship, you don’t really have a relationship, loyalty means supporting your partner and standing by their side and it also means not Cheat!ng and you shouldn’t be ashamed to stand by your partner”.

Forgiveness: “Both of you are human and will make mistakes while there are some things you might not be able to forgive, the majority of mistakes are forgivable if you’re willing to talk things out and make changes so before placing blame and giving up on a relationship, take the time to talk and forgive each other, relationships can be rocky sometimes, but forgiveness helps you navigate the rockiest roads”.

Observation: “You can’t fix problems or be there for your partner if you aren’t paying attention to the relationship so take the time to observe each other and learn the signs that signal their emotions, pay close attention to your relationship so you can work on it before it’s too late, of course, if you both love each other, you’re probably already extremely attentive”.