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  • 5 Ethiopian Multi-Millionaires You Should Know

    A few Ethiopians have built multi-million and billion dollar empires in industries as diverse as agriculture, food, construction, energy and distribution and earned multi-million dollar fortunes to boot. Their names don’t ring with the African public, and you’ve probably never heard about them before, but they are very successful — and very wealthy. Meet 5 Ethiopian entrepreneurs, who own businesses with annual revenues of $50 million or more.

    Belayneh Kindie

    Source: Agricultural Commodities

    Belayneh Kindie Import And Export (BKIEA), the eponymous company Belayneh founded and runs, is the largest agricultural commodities trading company in Ethiopia. He founded the company in 2005 to primarily export oil seeds and subsequently expanded into other commodities such as sesame seeds and nuts. Its commodities trading business has revenues of a little over $60 million in 2016. The company also has a thriving transportation business that boasts a fleet of more than 100 dry & fuel cargo trucks. BKIEA also owns hotels in Ethiopia and a port handling service company.

     

    Tewodros Ashenafi

    Source: Oil

    Ashenafi is the chairman and co-owner of Ambo Mineral Water, Ethiopia’s bestselling naturally-carbonated bottled mineral water, along with beverage giant SABMiller. He is also the founder and CEO of oil exploration firm SouthWest Energy, one the largest oil and gas acreage holders in East Africa. SouthWest has a leading acreage position in the Jijiga Basin, Ethiopia’s largest proven hydrocarbon-bearing sedimentary basin, covering an area of approximately 350,000 km2 and in the eastern region of Ethiopia bordering Somaliland.

    Buzuayehu T. Bizenu

    Source: Diversified

    Bizenu is the chairman and controlling shareholder of East African Holding, a leading industrial conglomerate in Ethiopia that operates in a variety of sectors such as manufacturing of Fast Moving Consumer Goods, tea processing, printing and packaging, transport, real estate, cement production and coal mining.

    Ato Ketema Kebede

    Source: Diversified

    Kebede is the founder of KK PLC, an Ethiopian company that manufactures blankets primarily to export across Africa and North America. The company also owns an acrylic yarn dyeing plant, and is also engaged in the import and distribution of heavy-duty machineries and equipment for mining, construction, road making and quarrying. The company is also one of the largest exporters of Ethiopian coffee, cereals and spices.

     

    Akiko Seyoum Ambaye

    Source: Construction

    Akiko Ambaye, one of Ethiopia’s most prominent female business leaders, is the founder of Orchid Business Group(OBG), an Ethiopian construction company engaged in road construction, the supply of construction materials, rental services of construction machinery and haulage.

     

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  • 11 Food Products that You can Eat in a Completely Different Way

    The number of ways in which you can prepare and eat your favorite food is essentially endless. Here’s just a few ideas to help you make this sometimes mundane activity a whole lot more fun.

    1. A simple but very tasty dessert: dip some bananas in melted chocolate, sprinkle with your favorite sweet topping, and place in the refrigerator for one hour:
    1. Use a straw to remove the leaves from strawberries:
    1. Cover slices of bacon in ordinary pancake batter and bake on both sides:
     
    1. You can also bake slices of bacon together with an egg, in the form of a cupcake:
    1. Cut one half of a watermelon into cubes, place it on the table like so, and it will be much easier to eat:
     
    1. Cut out the core of a few apples, pour in some caramel, and place it all in the refrigerator. The result will be everyone’s new favorite treat:
    1. A Chinese meal will be much easier to eat if you take apart the box like this:
     
    1. For a more cheerful and attractive fried egg, place them inside slices of pepper:
    1. A home-made Big Mac, with one important addition:
    1. How to make the tastiest ice cream you’ve ever eaten, with nuts, chocolate and caramel:
     
    1. You can surprise your guests with very weird-looking boiled eggs. Watch the full guide on how to make these "long eggs" at home here.

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  • Uganda Named The world's most welcoming countries

    Uganda has been described as the friendliest country globally following a survey conducted among expatriates globally, according to the BBC.

    In recent months, a global community network (Inter-Nations) conducted their annual Expat Insider survey of more than 14,000 expats from 191 countries, asking residents to rate a number of aspects about life abroad, including how easy it was to settle in, a country’s friendliness and ease of making friends.

    As expatriates settle down, finding new friends can ease the often overwhelming task of adjusting to a new life abroad. While there are differences in local culture and language, some places can definitely feel more welcoming than others.

    “This East African country received the highest marks for friendliness,” according to BBC’ s report.

    GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS EXCITED

    The high rating for Uganda has excited Professor Ephraim Kamuntu, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities. He said this is a reminder for Ugandans who do not appreciate their country.

    “BBC listing is a good thing,” said Kamuntu, adding that Uganda is beautiful with the friendliest people but Ugandans do not appreciate it. “If you can imagine what

    Uganda has or how other countries have been deprived then you appreciate your country.”

    Kamuntu waved a copy of the BBC report highlighting Uganda as the friendliest country globally as he addressed a press conference at the Media Center in Kampala. He also Uganda came fifth among African countries at the ITB Berlin exhibition

    Tourists coming to Uganda

    Kamuntu said the country has about 1.3m annually and this is expected to increase to 4m by 2020. He also said morev earning is expected from tourism in order to transform the economy.

    Edwin Muzahura, the Marketing Manager at Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) also attended pointing out there is increased inquiries from tour operators who want to visit Uganda ahead of their clients. He said Uganda has contracted three public Relation firm in Germany, UK and the US. Germany contributes the bulk of foreign tourists in Uganda.

    The friendliness is determined by how expatriates are welcomed or received and this has helped to integrate expatriates into the Ugandan community.

    “Government is working on infransture, internet and security for tourists, we appeal to tour operators to train their workers,” said Kamuntu. “We should harness the friendliness when we get visitors.

     

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  • Do You Have Lower Back Dimples? Then You Should Find Out What They Really Mean

    Men have always been allowed to set the standard of what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to a woman’s sex appeal. These lower back dimples, two concave marks located directly above the buttocks, aren’t found on everyone. But when you see them, here’s what it means.

    1. Michelangelo 

    You must be wondering what Michelangelo has to do with all this. Well, he was the first to have been heard quoting, about the lower back dimples.

    2. Christened

    Michelangelo christened them dimples of ‘Venus’ when he spotted them on women.

    3. The Two Holes

    The two holes at the lower back that can be seen with the naked eyes pretend to be like circles, that’s why they are called holes. This can be seen in both men and women. In women, they are called Venus holes and in men, they are called Apollo holes.

    4. Is it Good?

    They are thought to be aesthetically pleasing, but they are also rumored to have some benefits in other ways too.

    5. Medically

    According to official medical experts, they are ‘created by a short ligament stretching between the spine and the skin.’

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  • Did You Know This Huge Mystery Behind The Presence Of That Letter X On Palm?

    Getting an idea about some of those future happenings is kinda interesting thing, isn’t it? There are so many of those different ways using which astrologers make people know about such things. And palmistry is also one of those which include the study of palm prints on the basis of which, future and past happenings are been known and understood. Isn’t this quite amazing about how we have different letter formations in our hands such as the letter X or maybe sometimes just nothing and that too carrying a different mystery within?

    It is been said that these different lines, actually defines about how every person is different from each other. Reason behind which is many of different formations of those lines.

    Moving forward, you might have heard about the presence of three kinds of lines in your palm till date, such as lifeline, Heartline and headline having a mystery within. But what is the thing about this letter X? Take a look over on your palm, you’ll notice that alphabet in there; I mean if you are among that 3 % people who carry this letter.

    So, you have that letter in your palm? Doesn’t matter if you haven’t! I am sure you must still be eager to know about that mystery which this letter might be carrying within. You are, right?

    But before you take a step forward it is important to get an understanding of some of the facts linked with this palmistry and the presence of letter X in there too.

    Brief of Palmistry: This is basically an art using which one can get to know about their future by reading those palm lines in hand. The procedure of getting this mystery out is believed to be starting with looking at both of the hands and then considering the most active one at first. And then combining both of them is calculated the kind of lifestyle in future or things linked in past.

    Did you know?

    Alexander is believed to have that great amount of interest in this thing of palmistry and so as a result of which he used to read his own hand. He even had his life planned according to the study he made out of his palm lines.

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  • Teddy Afro’s “Ethiopia” translated into English

    Ethiopian Professor Alemayehu Gebremariam, a Lecturer of Political Science at California State University, San Bernardino, has translated Teddy Afro’s much beloved “Ethiopia” song into English aiming for those native Ethiopians, who have born and raised abroad.

    Here you can find Professor Alemayehu’s English version poem for Teddy Afro’s Ethiopia:-


    “Ethiopia”
    Even if I pass [die] away
    My motherland [Ethiopia]
    She [remains] is my honor
    Indeed, [she is] my [mother] country.

    So many have died
    Guarding your [her] honor
    Against those who have crossed seas
    To dishonor you [her].

    You are the land of heroes
    [Land] Where Adam left his footprints
    The fountainhead of Ghion [river mentioned in Ch. 2, Genesis]
    [From where] your name is called out.

    Not only those who see your flag waving in the SKY
    Even those who hear the name “Ethiopia” [dare] keep quiet
    Not only those who see your flag waving in the sky
    Even those who hear the name “Ethiopia” [dare] keep quiet.

    With your rainbow [shining]
    The sky draped with your flag
    Your symbol is imprinted on the palm of the world
    And known [even] to Aryam [Ge’ez: sky above all skies, heaven].

    Mountain [ranges] of high peaks
    Have stood guard over you
    [From] The peak of mountains
    That citadel of Axum, Ethiopia.

    You are the gate to Creation
    The [beginning] chapter for the round world
    If [rainbow] colors are seen across the SKY
    It is hers [Ethiopia’s] and no one else’s.

    Even though the world calls her [Ethiopia] backward today
    She will be the front runner of the coming age
    Just let me repeat her name over and over
    Isn’t Ethiopia my own name?

    If there is less food [injera] on the table [Ethiopia is poor]
    Is it possible to TRADE one’s [poor] mother for anything else
    I will hold tight on her skirt
    And never give up hope in my mother.

    Before [I] finish paying her [Ethiopia] for all her favors
    Should not people say [shout out] “Unity” when they hear [the name] Ethiopia
    Ethiopia! Ethiopia! My country!
    Isn’t my honor because of you?

    You are the seed of Solomon
    Tears of the holy ones from which your leaf sprouted
    It should be nothing new [not be surprised] today to those
    Who touched [provoked] you to be burned by the fire they lit.

    Without any limitation to your glory
    In the book of your heritage with the history of the spirit of the ages [written]
    The prophets saw you from afar and wrote in their books:
    “Don’t touch Ethiopia!”

    In the north
    In the south
    In the east and in the west
    May your bounty be full!

    Begone hardship [misery] from the land [Ethiopia]
    Let your bounty be full!
    Begone hardship [misery] from your land [Ethiopia]
    Let your bounty be full!

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  • The most expensive cities in the world 2017

    This is one time where most Americans don’t want to be No. 1.

    The Economist Intelligence Unit, the research and analysis division of The Economist Group this week ranked the world’s priciest cities. Of the 10 most expensive cities, five are in Asia. Singapore came out at No. 1, followed by Hong Kong. The third-most expensive city is Zurich, Switzerland, the city with the highest cost of living in Europe. Tokyo and Osaka, both in Japan, are fourth and fifth, followed by Seoul, South Korea. Geneva, Switzerland, and Paris tied for seventh, and New York and Copenhagen tied at No. 9.

    The study rated the cities according to how expensive it is to buy basic items there at supermarkets, mid-priced stores and specialty outlets, using the price of food, drinks, clothing, recreation and entertainment and the cost of buying and running a car (including the cost of gasoline).

    It also includes recurring expenses, including the cost of renting a home, utility bills, private schools and domestic help. It takes into account the relative strength of each of the countries’ respective currencies. A slight weakening of the U.S. dollar, for instance, contributed to New York’s relatively low ranking and kept many other pricey U.S. cities off the list.

     

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  • The 15 Most Dangerous Roads in the World

    There is nothing more relaxing than a slow ride through the countryside. These roads are nice due to the absence of fast cars. Apart from the calm countryside roads, there are the dangerous roads that turn your knuckles white.

     

    It’s hard to compare driving on dangerous roads to anything else. Some of them are hand-built, others are completely hidden by water or rocks.

    Fasten your seat belts, because the Bright Side put together a compilation of 15 craziest roads that are worth exploring.

    Zoji La, India

    Ladakh and Kashmir are connected by this 9-km-long road. On top of everything, this road is extremely narrow, although it has to fit in both drivers and livestock.

    Transfăgărășan, Romania

    This road is located in the Carpathian Mountains and pierces the Făgăraș massif. It reaches a 2034-meter height and is the tallest road in Romania. Transfăgărășan is known for its gorgeous sights and its danger.

    Dalton Highway, Alaska

    Dalton Highway is the most isolated highway in the world. It is 666 km long, and only connects 3 small villages. This road is considered the snowiest highway in the world.

    Khardung La, India

    According to officials, this road is 5602 meters tall (practically taller than Mount Elbrus). Guinness World Records and National Geographic recognized Khardung La as the tallest pass road in the world.

    Yungas Road, Bolivia

    This highway is one of the most dangerous roads in the world. It takes 200 — 300 lives a year. Steep mountains are on one side, and a cliff on the other (about 600 meters tall). It is scary to think about driving on this road!

    Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway

    Atlantic Ocean Road connects small, coastal villages. By the way, this road is really meant for tourists, because the sights there are breathtaking.

    Guoliang Tunnel, China

    Guoliang Tunnel was built by the locals. A road cut out of the mountain was the only way of communication between the village and the outside world. Later, the government built a 1200-meter tunnel to help the locals with transportation.

    Le Passage du Gois, France

    Weirdly enough, this road is only open for a few hours every day. The road is hidden underwater for the rest of the day. Before entering the 4.5 km highway, read the schedule of tides. Otherwise, your car will simply sink.

    Tianmen Mountain road, China

    This road is 10 km long. It has 99 steep turns, and the difference in height between its beginning and its end is about 1,000 meters. Drivers here definitely need nerves of steel.

    Hana, Hawaii

    This 112 km road connects Kahului and Hana, on the Hawaiian island Maui. The narrow sinuous road connects 59 bridges, 46 of which only have one lane. The road is often closed due to the landslides.

    ’Kolima’, Russia

    The official title of the road that connects Yakutsk and Magadan is ’Kolima’; however, people always call it ’the death road’. The first 90 km were built by 1932 by prisoners. The construction was complete by 1953.

    Col de la Bonette, France

    This dangerous mountain pass is located on a 2000-meter height in the French Alps, right by the Italian border. This road has steep and unexpected turns.

    Gotthard Pass, Switzerland

    This is one of the tallest mountain passes in the Alps. A 64-km-long road goes from side to side and surprises passengers with its scenic views.

    ’Caucasus’ road, Russia

    This narrow road connects Sochi and the Ritsa lake through the mountains. It is scary and impressive at the same time. It’s worth seeing at least once.

    Eshima Ohashi bridge, Japan

    Although it is just a bridge, it is as dangerous as the roads we mentioned above. The bridge connects Sakaiminato and Matsue. It is about 1.7 km long, and 11.3 meters wide. From the far, the bridge seems impossible to climb. This height allows large ships to pass underneath.

    A bridge in Island County, Washington

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  • ICSP Scholarships at University of Oregon USA

    Brief description:

    International students who demonstrate financial need and exceptional merit may apply for the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP).  The ICSP scholarship has a cultural service component which requires students to give presentations about their home country to children, community organizations, and UO students, faculty and staff

    Host Institution(s):

    Oregon University, USA

    Field(s) of study:

    Eligible programmes offered at the University

    Number of Scholarships:

    Not specified.

    Target group:

    International students who demonstrate financial need and exceptional merit 

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    Tuition waiver worth $7,500 – $30,000.

     

    Eligibility:

    1. Applicants must be admissible or fully admitted to the University of Oregon. New students must apply for admission to the UO for 2017-18 by 15 January 2017. 
    2. Applicants cannot be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or eligible to receive U.S. federal financial assistance.
    3. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and meet the minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA requirement

    ICSP students agree to complete 80 hours per year of cultural service as required by the program.

    Application instructions:

    To apply, you must complete the application form and submit supporting documents by 15 January  2017.

    It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

    Website:

    Official Scholarship Website: https://isss.uoregon.edu/icsp

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  • Everything You Need To Know About Sugar Babies

    “I always say this and people take it the wrong way, but I think it’s awkward to date someone who makes less money than me.”

     

    This bold statement comes from Brook, a pretty 24-year-old who is easily the centre of gravity at the bar we’re in. Originally from California, she has long brown hair falling in loose curls to her shoulders, and a confident manner that makes socialising a breeze.

    She’s good company, and she knows it – if I were wealthy and had a penis, she might even charge me for it. Brook is a sugar baby, you see. She arranges relationships with sugar daddies, men (usually older, always richer) who shower her with gifts and money.

    We’re in a bar in central London, drinking strawberry-topped champagne with 30 other women who want to be more like Brook. Hosted bySeekingArrangement.com, an online dating site for sugar relationships, this is an event for sugar babies to network and swap tips. Brook, who’s been a sugar baby for four years, is a spokeswoman for the brand and says it’s not all about the money.

    “I want to feel that someone’s on my level and that I can learn from them, and that they’re at least as successful as me. It’s just, like, you have to have a similar lifestyle expectation to get along. And that’s true of any successful relationship.”

    Since launching in 2006, Seeking Arrangement has swelled to over 5.5 million members. If you’re in search of a pretty young thing and are prepared to put your money where your heart is, then the odds are in your favour – a whopping 4 million of Seeking Arrangement’s users are sugar babies. Just be aware that joining the site will pit you against other sugar daddies with an average salary of around £220,000.

    But despite Seeking Arrangement’s many members, mainstream morality still tends to look down on sugar babies. Outlandish Daily Mail headlines decry such scandalous behaviour, while ‘gold digger’ is still a common insult used to describe a manipulative woman willing to use her sexuality to ensnare a rich, unwitting man. Is that really what’s going on in modern sugar relationships?

    As I stand here in this pretend-cave bar, surrounded by fake foliage and an exotic fish tank, I can’t help but be reminded of the kitsch 90s game show Man O Man. To many, the concept of sugar dating is just as throwback. At a time when women are free to pursue their own careers and make their own money, why do sugar babies choose to stay dependent upon men? Just as the rise of third-wave feminism tries to crush the idea that a woman’s worth comes only from her ability to attract men, why do sugar babies appear to be running backwards towards old, sexist tropes? And what kind of man is actually willing to pay money for a ‘relationship’?

    The Spoiling

    Brook first fell into the sugar game as a 20-year old journalism student. In the bar of Las Vegas' five-star Cosmopolitan hotel, a 37-year old man who “made most of his money in tech” decided to make his move on her.

    They arranged to meet for dinner and hit it off. The following weekend she visited him in Miami where they checked into a fancy hotel room and went shopping. In the five months the long-distance relationship lasted, Brook was treated to a series of holidays, Louis Vuitton shoes and more shopping. But it ended when things started getting too serious. “He wanted me to move to Miami and switch schools, and I didn’t want that because I wasn’t ready – I couldn’t even drink,” she tells me.

    It wasn’t actually until a friend told her to join Seeking Arrangement that Brook realised she had been a sugar baby. “I was like, ‘What do you mean? There’s a word for that?’” Not only did she sign up to the site, but she applied for a job there and now travels the world representing the brand.

    Brook sees the main difference between a sugar relationship and a “normal” relationship as “the spoiling. And me being OK with being spoiled. A lot of women are not okay with even having dinner paid for them. They’re not comfortable with a man taking care of them,” she says.

    “And I totally, 100% respect that, more power to you. But there’s the other girls who don’t want to go Dutch, who do want a guy to take care of them, who expect a guy to pay – and I’ve always expected a guy to pay.”

    Mutually Beneficial 

    Although the bar is largely full of young women, keen to learn how to turn their encounters into something financially rewarding, my expectations are being challenged. I spot a young man, seeking a sugar daddy himself perhaps – or maybe a sugar mama? It’s not just the older-guy-and-younger-girl stereotype. Roughly 1 in 8 sugar babies on Seeking Arrangement are men (a mix of both straight and LGBT men), while for every three sugar daddy members there is also one sugar mama.

    Brook tells me about sugar daddies who aren’t looking for sex because they’re older and unable to perform, or married men whose wives don’t want to hear all of their gripes at the end of the day. “They want to have a beautiful girl who will touch their arm and tell them everything’s OK,” she says.

    “I know a sugar daddy who was going through a transition late in life to become a woman,” Brook says. She talks of a transgender woman who had recently divorced her wife of around 40 years and now had no one to talk to. Through Seeking Arrangement, she found a female sugar baby who taught her how to wear makeup, accompanied her in public during her transition and who she could talk to.

    For Laura*, 21, a sugar relationship saved her from a situation that had become increasingly desperate. As a student in London nearing her exams, she was forced to get a restraining order on her house mate, who had become aggressive and had started destroying her possessions.

    Moving into emergency accommodation, she was left with piling housing debts, which weren’t helped by a scheming landlord who had stolen her deposit. Around the same time, one of her parents lost their job while the other was demoted, and Laura worked three jobs in order to pay her rent and send money home for their mortgage. Unsurprisingly, she became ill from the stress.

    “I was like, even with all my jobs, I need to move and stat, or otherwise I don’t even know what’s going to happen to me,” she says. “I was thinking about sex work and escorting. But I was like, I don’t want to get into sex work through desperation.”

    When Laura joined Seeking Arrangement, her first few dates were “completely platonic”. “I was like, I’m not going to sleep with anyone, I’m just here for theatre shows, trips, companionship. And I managed to make a few hundred just from that.”

    Then she met a couple in their thirties who shared similar interests with her and who she got on well with. They paid her £500 a month to be in an open relationship with them and took her to Paris. Laura says the sex developed naturally. “They weren’t paying me to have sex with them, they were paying me because we were in a relationship. They cared about me.”

    Although the relationship ended after six or seven months, the experience was, for Laura, a positive one, and she continues to seek sugar relationships today.  “All my other relationships have been platonic. Just from the last couple of weeks I’ve made £500 from dates with people. So I think it can be such a good thing for girls to do.”

     

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  • 11 really hot photos of Melania Trump, America's new first lady

    Donald J Trump is the new president of the United States, and this means that Melania Trump, his wife, is the first lady of the United States. 

    Melania Trump at 46 years is 24 years junior to her husband and she is ridiculously hot. She was an international model from Slovenia, who has featured onthe popular Playboy magazine.

    Melania is now officially a naturalized US citizen, who dabbles in the jewelry business and her Playboy days might be over, but here are some really sexy photos of the new first lady:

    1. Here we find her in a sxy black gown  

    “The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion” Costume Institute Gala – Arrivals Photo by Stephen Lovekin on Getty Images

    2. Melania in a white mini dress.

    3. Melania Trump slays in a pant suit. 

     4. Trump’s wife also models lingerie.

    5. She is extremely hot in this underwear shoot.

    6. Even relaxed in a chair, she knows how to look sultry in a picture. 

     

    7. She looks like a first lady here.

    8. Here she slays on the red carpet of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012.

    NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Melania Trump attends the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

    9. Melania Trump attends the world premiere of “Tower Heist” at the Ziegfeld Theatre on October 24, 2011.

     

    NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 24: Melania Trump attends the world premiere of “Tower Heist” at the Ziegfeld Theatre on October 24, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
    10. When she attended “The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2009.

     

    Melania Trump attends “The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

    11. The new first lady seems to love medieval settings in her photoshoots. 

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  • Man Waited YEARS To Have Sex With Bride. Then He Learns She’s Having Another Man’s...

    - A new husband got a huge shock after he thought his wife-to-be had been faithfully celibate throughout their courtship.

    - Apparently the reason for that was because they were both devout Christians.

    - It turns out that after they got married, she was found to be pregnant with another man's child

    The new husband said that only weeks after celebrating their marriage vows, his wife announced that she was pregnant - four months' pregnant!

     

    He says that he can only assume that she had been unfaithful, as he swears that he kept up his end of the deal and remained a virgin - as he expected she would.

    It has not been reported the nationality of the couple, but there are not many cultures in which this extreme form of 'celibacy before marriage' still exist.

    The husband has said that trust has been broken and he is considering opting out of the new marriage due to the lack of faith in his spouse and his extreme religious beliefs.

    There are many men in this world who have taken on their beloved's children by other fathers and brought them up as their own, but this is still taboo to others.

     

    It would be interesting to find out the outcome of this complicated story.

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  • 11 signs you should never let her go

    Occasionally, we meet a woman who turns out to be the one we’ve been looking for our whole life — the woman of our dreams. Such encounters are often completely unexpected. Nevertheless, they change us forever.

     

    Nature made us in such a way that two contrasting halves can become a perfect whole. The search for that other half often turns out to be an arduous journey. But believe me, you’ll know you’ve found her if you can say these 11 things about her. And if you’re lucky enough to find that single, perfect flower out there in the desert, hold on to her as strongly as you can; never let her go.

     

     

     

    She’s supportive

     

    Every man needs a woman who has the wisdom to help him get through life successfully. It’s often said that behind every great man stands an even greater woman, and this is true. Without a woman, a man can sometimes be little more than an egoist. A woman will bring meaning and direction to his life, and make him wiser.

     

     

     

    She’s beautiful

     

    Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. If she’s the most beautiful woman you’ve ever seen — according to your taste, and no one else’s — then hold on to her. There are people who pay too much attention to someone’s physical appearance, and there are those who, perhaps in reaction to this, have revolted against the very idea that external beauty is important at all. Yet human beings have reveled in each other’s beauty as long as they’ve been able to see, and they shouldn’t feel ashamed to do so. But only if we recognise that, whilst it’s important, it’s not the most important thing we should value in someone.

     

     

     

    She’s kind and attentive

     

    If a woman isn’t kind at heart, then what meaningful place can she really have in your life? It almost goes without saying that the love of your life should be someone who looks after you, in every sense of the word.

     

     

     

    She’s energetic

     

    Sometimes, life is complicated. Sometimes, it can be boring and monotonous. Women aren’t there just to distract men from all this. Nevertheless, it’s more likely than not that you’ll feel a great deal happier with a woman who is energetic, lively and looking for adventure.

     

     

     

    She loves you to the bottom of her heart

     

    This is without question the most important thing. When a woman loves someone, she loves them with all her heart, dedicating herself entirely to them. If you find a woman who genuinely loves you, then you’ve found the most precious treasure the world can offer you.

     

     

     

    She knows how to compromise

     

    Everyone can be stubborn. Often we’re satisfied with the way things are, and aren’t especially open to the idea that something needs to change. Of course, finding a woman who’s ready to compromise is only half the battle — you have to be ready as well. A successful relationship is built on compromise, and you have no choice but to accept this if you want it to last.

     

     

     

    She makes you feel that you’re in the right place

     

    You know you’re in love with someone when you feel that you’ve found your own unique place in this world, as if for the first time in your life. You’re where you should be, and you don’t need anything or anyone else. If you see your own soul reflected in her eyes, then you’re home, at last. Why on Earth would you leave?

     

     

     

    She’s more than happy to tell you when you’re wrong

     

    Every man needs a woman who will let him know when he’s acting foolishly. Guys have this strange ability to make the wrong decisions and do really stupid things. When you find that woman who keeps you on the right track and tells you when you’re wrong, you’re life can only get better — even if you sometimes find it frustrating.

     

     

     

    She has strength of character

     

    All of us are looking for someone who fits our own idea of the perfect woman, but in every case this means some combination of strength and feminity. A woman with strength of character is exactly what every man needs. And one that expresses her feminity in whichever way she chooses is...well, also ideal. These two qualities are not contradictory; in fact they can be combined in an ideal way.

     

     

     

    She’s passionate

     

    A life filled with passion is the only one worth living. To feel the fire of passion within and have no one to express it to is impossible to bear. Passion only works when it’s expressed between two people. And if she doesn’t have this, then chances are your relationship is lacking something vital.

     

     

     

    She means everything to you

     

    Very often, when we fall madly in love with someone, we can’t explain why. The point is that you don’t need a reason. If you love her and can’t imagine life without her, don’t let her go. You should realise how much she means to you. Sometimes, men don’t see this until it’s too late. We always assume we’ll get a second chance to be together — well, perhaps you will. But there’s an equal chance that you won’t; you really might lose her forever. And then you’ll be filled with regret for the rest of your life, because you let the most important thing in the world slip through your fingers. Don’t risk it.

     

    Author: Paul Hudson

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  • 7 ways to tell if someone is cheating on you

    Ever wonder if your significant other isn't being entirely truthful?

    First of all, there's a good chance you're right — it's perfectly normal to lie.

    But if you're worried that someone's fibbing extends into the important stuff, like happiness or fidelity, you might have considered trying to catch them in a lie.

    Unfortunately, science can't tell you if your partner is sleeping around, but it is getting better at spotting when someone — especially a significant other — is being deceptive.

    Here are seven ways to tell if your partner might be keeping something important from you.

    Ask a friend. 

    Other people — strangers, even — have an uncanny ability to detect when something's not right in someone else's relationship.

    BYU psychologists tested out this idea by having couples draw an object together, with one participant blindfolded and the other one giving instructions on what to draw. The whole thing was videotaped. Before they started, the scientists had the couples answer a few questions about their relationship in private, including whether or not they'd ever cheated. 

    Then, the researchers had a group of strangers watch the footage and guess which couples included a partner who'd ever cheated. The volunteers were surprisingly accurate.

    Although preliminary, the research suggests that, simply by watching a couple doing something that requires working together, an outside observer may be able to detect infidelity or unhappiness.

    "People make remarkably accurate judgments about others in a variety of situations after just a brief exposure to their behavior," the researchers wrote in the study.

    Mull it over while doing something else. 

    People are generally bad judges of character — consciously, at least. When we are given time to process another person's actions subconsciously, however, we're far better at telling truth from deceit.

    In 2013, a team of psychologists had a panel of student judges watch people give testimony and decide if they'd lied or told the truth. The students who were given time to think before they made a decision — so long as they were made to think about something other than the case they were assessing — were better at figuring out whether the person they were judging had been deceitful.

    "These findings suggest that the human mind is not unfit to distinguish between truth and deception," write the researchers in the study, "but that this ability resides in previously overlooked processes." 

    Listen carefully to the words they use.

    For a recent study, Southern Methodist University professor of psychology James W. Pennebaker looked at some data he and his colleague Diane Berry had gathered from a text analysis program. They found that some specific patterns of language were helpful at predicting when someone was avoiding the truth.

    Liars, they found, tended to use fewer of the following three types of words:

    First person words, like "I," "me," or "my"

    Cognitive words, like "realize" or "think"

    Exclusive words, like "but" or "except"

    But they tended to use more of the following types of words:

    Negative emotion words, like "hate," "anger," or "enemy"

    Motion verbs, like "walk" or "move"

    Listen to the sound of their voice. 

    Canadian researchers recently had a group of volunteers listen to a pair of voices and rate how attractive each speaker sounded. Then, the researchers asked them to judge how likely each person would be to cheat in a romantic relationship.

    The female volunteers were most likely to say the men with lower-pitched voices would cheat; the men typically guessed that the women with higher-pitched voices would cheat. 

    Research has shown that men with more testosterone tend to have deeper voices, and as it turns out, higher levels of testosterone in men have been linked with higher rates of cheating. The jury is still out on whether there is any such association in women, though, and the researchers have yet to link their findings with actual observed behavior.

    Pay attention to social media use. 

    Does your partner spend more time Snap-chatting than talking to you? Recent research suggests that people who are highly active on two other social networks — Facebook and Twitter — may be more likely to have social-media-related conflict, and subsequently more likely to experience "infidelity, breakup, and divorce." (They haven't studied Snapchat yet.)

    In his study, University of Missouri researcher Russell Clayton studied the social media habits of close to 600 Twitter users. Most people used Twitter for roughly an hour a day, 5 days a week. But those who used it more often than that were more likely to get in arguments with their partners, get divorced, or cheat. The more time they spent on Twitter, the worse the relationship outcomes were.

    It's unlikely that too much tweeting, posting, and liking caused other people to cheat, of course, but if anything the study showed that there's certainly a connection between the two.

    Watch for sudden changes in behavior. 

    If you've been with your significant other for a while, chances are you know how they normally act — what type of foods they eat, how they react to challenges or surprises, how well they listen, and so on.

    Sudden changes in body language, from facial expressions to patterns of speech, can be red flags for duplicitous behavior, according to research from Lillian Glass, a behavioral analyst who once worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to study how to spot signs of deceit.

    "Your body experiences these types of changes when you’re nervous and feeling tense — when you lie," she writes in her book, "The Body Language of Liars."

    Lookout for silence, personal attacks, or repeating the question. 

    One telltale sign of lying, says Glass, is a sudden inability to speak. This happens because our automatic nervous system often responds to stress by starving the mouth of saliva.

    Another is veering into personal attacks rather than answering a question that's been asked, write CIA veterans Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero in their recent book, "Spy the Lie." 

    And in a study published in 2011, UCLA professor of psychology R. Edward Geiselman found that people who are lying tend to repeat questions before answering them, "perhaps to give themselves time to concoct an answer," he said in a press release.

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  • Scholarship programs in Norway

    Scholarship programs in Norway

    Ethiopian graduate students may apply for admission to a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Norway. Norway offers a unique student experience and Norwegian higher education institutions welcome applications sent by qualified students from all over the world. If you are interested in learning abroad and if you think Norway could be a great choice you can find some information regarding  Scholarship programs in Norway.


    Scholarship programs in Norway

    1.International Summer School Scholarships at University of Oslo

    The University of Oslo offers scholarships to applicants from certain countries to study Masters and Bachelor’s courses offered during the International Summer School.

    Host Institution(s):

    University of Oslo, Norway

    Scholarship value:

    Full scholarships may include basic fee, additional fees, pocket money allowance, and plane ticket to and from Norway. Partial scholarships cover only all or part of the Basic fee and additional fees (if applicable).
    Website:

    Visit ➤ Official Scholarship Website

    2.Norwegian Partnership Program for Global Academic Cooperation (NORPART)

    The program will support academic partnerships and student mobility with an emphasis on the Master and PhD level. The program addresses both higher education policy and development policy goals.

    Application Deadline: The final deadline for submitting applications is 5 September 2016, at 15:00 Norwegian time (CET).

    How to Apply

    The applications should be prepared jointly by the main partner institution in Norway and the other partner institution(s).

    Website:

    Visit ➤Official Scholarship Website

    Scholarship programs are designed to give opportunity to proactive students who have a strong desire to succeed. In order to get a scholarship award you need to be active in researching and applying for programs. Apply to every scholarship program that meets your needs and requirements.

    Read about scholarship programs in China – Chinese Government Scholarships

    Source: www.scholars4dev.com

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  • How To Start A Conversation With A Girl Online

    In today’s day and age I can totally understand if you want to know how to start a conversation online. We are surrounded by online dating sites and weird but highly effective dating apps. A couple of years ago you were frowned at when you said that you met your girlfriend on an online dating site. Today this is the most normal thing in the world.

    Today people are rather shocked when you tell them that you met your girlfriend without the help of modern technology. There are millions of attractive single women who hope to find their knight in shining armor on one of many online dating websites.

    The only problem is that the high number of women who are looking for the right partner attracts an even higher number of men who dream about being that perfect partner. The competition doesn’t sleep and the more men are hoping to get a date with a woman, the more important it gets to set yourself apart from the other guys.

    Saying the same things as everyone else and hoping that she replies doesn’t work .Therefore, the completion is simply too high. Because I wanted to know how many messages a hot girl gets on an online dating profile I recently made the test and set up a fake profile with a sexy picture of a half-naked girl. I received over a dozen messages in the first couple of minutes.

    The girl you want to write to has probably about ten messages in her inbox that she hasn’t even opened yet. This experiment will show you what I mean. You are definitely not the only one who wants her but with the following tips you are the one who gets her.

    Step 1: The Perfect Subject Line

    How do you start a conversation online? Okay, it usually starts with setting up your profile, adding a professional photo and writing some interesting stuff about yourself, but I simply assume that you have already done that.

    What’s next? You look for a girl you are attracted to and you write her. Saying the right things to her is important but there is one thing that she will see even before she reads your message. The first thing a woman sees when you send her a message on an online dating site is the subject line. Ignoring this tiny detail would be a huge mistake.
    Come on, you can be more creative than all the other guys who write a boring “hey”, “how are you” or “hello beautiful” in the subject line. Be funny, be playful and make her want to open your message.

    Even though the following subject lines sound completely ridiculous they actually worked with a great success rate when I used them:

    10 Reasons Why You Should Open this Message

    You are beautiful but why are you so shy?

    I am not a prince but I am charming

    Step 2: Forget About the Standard Message

    What do most guys write in their first message they send to a girl online? A lot of them use the same message for every girl they write to. The message they tend to use looks like this:

    Hey, How are you? You are really beautiful and I just wanted to say hi.

    Opening a word document, writing down a line that she has already heard a million times before and hoping that you are one of the twenty guys who wrote the same crap who she will actually reply to is not the best way to start a conversation online.

    Do yourself a favor and forget about the standard message. If you don’t personalize your message at least a little bit she will instantly know that you just play the numbers game and that you write the same thing to every girl.

    This is like throwing a tomato on the wall and hoping that it sticks. It doesn’t work like that. Oh, and make sure that you don’t end up writing the stuff like these guys.

    Step 3: Give Her an Individual Compliment

    Now that you know that you shouldn’t write the same message to every girl, it is time to have a look at what you can actually write to make her heart thump. Giving a girl an honest compliment is great but in the online world you have to be more creative than in real life.

    A girl who you approach with a direct compliment on the street will be flattered and excited when you tell her that she looks beautiful, because nearly no man has the balls to approach her. In the online world things are a little bit different. Men are a lot less afraid of writing to women than they are of talking to them in real life. As a result of that the average girl on an online dating site gets a lot of compliments.

    The two most common compliments are definitely “you are cute” and “you are beautiful”. Women who are actively searching for a partner online have heard those lines a million times. If you want that she replies it is time for something new.

    Look at her profile picture and give her a compliment that you can only give her and not to any other girl. In case she has blue eyes, blond hair, a red top and a friendly smile you can use all those elements to design your perfect compliment. A compliment that you can’t simply give every woman will make her feel special and when a man makes her feel special he deserves to get a reply.

    Step 4: Use the Information She Gives You

    Telling a woman why you are attracted to her looks is great but if you want to make her feel really special you have to be one of the few guys who tell her that her personality and her hobbies are also nothing to sneeze at.

    Take your time and look through her profile. If you have never done that you will be amazed at how much women reveal about themselves in an online dating profile. Make use of the information she gives you.

    If she says that she traveled to six countries within the last year, you would be stupid if you wouldn’t tell her that you like the fact that she is well-travelled and that it is amazing that she is brave enough to travel all around the world.

    Step 5: Give Her a Reason to Reply

    Now she knows why you write her. You made clear that you are not only attracted to her beautiful smile, but also to the fact that she is an interesting person. It is definitely nice to know that you like the fact that she is well-travelled but does she have any proof that you not just say that without meaning it?

     

    If you only tell her that you like the fact that she is well-travelled without linking this characteristic to yourself, she can easily get the impression that you just say it to impress her. Tell her exactly why you love this fact about her and share your own interests and experiences with her. Provide her with an answer to the question “why should I reply?”

    Once you tell a well-travelled girl that you traveled through South America and that you dream about embarking on a trip all over Europe, she will know that you will have a lot to talk about when you meet each other in person and that ending up in a relationship with you will be anything but boring.

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  • Pickup Rules Women Want Men To Know

    Hitting on women is not always easy, and there are plenty of potential mistakes that will turn the interaction sour, rather than successful. Picking up women requires a delicate blend of respect, confidence and nonchalance about rejection, and it can sometimes be difficult to strike the right balance. So here are eight pickup rules women wish all guys knew, to help make the task easier for you:

     
    1. Don't Bother Us In Public

    It disappoints many men to hear this, but women generally don’t want to be hit on when we’re going about our daily business. Truly. If we’re walking down the street with headphones in or selecting ripe fruit at the grocery store, that’s not a good moment to interrupt us to announce your romantic intentions towards us.

    It’s true that there are some women who don’t mind being approached in this way, but so many women find it annoying, off-putting and occasionally even threatening that it’s really not worth it. Remember that you’re probably not the only guy who has tried to approach a woman like this, and she may have had to fend off two or three (or more) similar approaches already that day. That starts to add up to a feeling of constant harassment, so don’t add to women’s discomfort by hitting on them in locations where they’re just trying to go about their daily business.

    Stick to traditional venues where it widely accepted as okay to approach women romantically, such as bars and singles events — or, of course,online dating sites and apps, like Tinder. And if you see a woman on public transport or at the laundromat, no matter how attractive you find her or how sure you are she’s your future wife, leave her be — especially if she’s reading or listening to music.

    2. Don’t Try To Neg Us

    At this point, negging is a pretty dated and inefficient pick up strategy.Negging, in case you are unaware, is the process of issuing a backhanded compliment, or a kind of half-compliment/half-insult, that is meant to confuse your “target” and cut her self-esteem down just enough notches to make her interested in you (e.g. “Nice dress! I’ve seen it on two other women tonight.”)

    Sure, it’s conceivable that negging a woman can sometimes work, but it (a) relies on the woman you are hitting on having low self-esteem and high levels of insecurity, which aren’t qualities you should be encouraging in a potential partner (come on: you should care for and respect your partners, sexual or otherwise, on a baseline level!), and (b) sets your relationship off on a negative foot.

    Instead, try a more sincere and approach. If you’re going to compliment the woman you’ve approached, do it in a straightforward way. This is likely to make for a more meaningful connection, and avoids the corny, overwrought mind games inherent in so-called “pickup artist” strategies like negging.

    3. Keep Appearance-Based Compliments Non-Creepy

    It’s fine to tell the woman you are hitting on that she looks good, but try to keep appearance-based compliments above board. Don’t, for example, make sleazy compliments about her body (and, for goodness sake, don’t mention her breasts at all!), and it’s better to use lines like “You look great!” and “You look amazing!” than “You look sexy!” or “You look hot,” especially on a first approach. Crude, body-based compliments are likely to make women feel self-conscious rather than sexy, and that will make it harder to successfully pick up the woman you’re trying to talk to.

    Complimenting a woman on her smile, her hair or her outfit is often a safe place to start: It’s thoughtful but not invasive, and chances are she’ll appreciate your attention to detail. Once you know her well and have a good grasp on her comfort levels, you can start to broaden out your compliment range.

    4. Don’t Persist In The Face Of Rejection

    You’re not going to get anywhere by persevering in the face of a woman’s disinterest. If she has mentioned a boyfriend, for example, don’t say “Well he’s not here tonight” and wink, and if she’s said she’d prefer to just hang with her friends tonight, don’t hound her — that means “no.”

    It’s often tempting to keep trying to hit on a woman in the face of these negative signals to prove that you aren’t *really* being rebuffed, because, let’s face it, no one likes the feeling of rejection, and we’d all prefer to pretend it’s not happening. But continuing to chase a woman who has signaled her disinterest comes off as hostile and creepy, and it has the terrible side-effect of putting many women off going to bars and clubs in the first place.

    It can be difficult for women to reject men outright because some men get overtly aggressive in the face of rejection, so if her body language is uninviting or she has a string of excuses for why she won’t give you her number or talk to you, it’s best to interpret that as a “no” and move on. As grandpas often say, there are plenty more fish in the sea, so don’t get hung up on pursuing a woman who's not interested to the ends of the earth.

    5. Talk To Us Like We're Humans

    So much dating and pick-up advice for men centers around the idea that women are a foreign species from outer space, with a complicated set of rules and procedures for activating our approval buttons. You heard it here first: It’s all nonsense! Women are, in fact, human, and we function much the same as men: We like to be listened to, for our interests to be taken seriously and for our whole personalities to be treated with the same (or more!) importance as our looks.

    So, instead of chasing women around the bar trying to flirt with pick up lines from the ’90s, why not ask her about her favorite movies or songs, or what she likes to get up to on the weekends? This is a strong way of establishing mutual interests, which will endear you to her, and it will help you determine if she’s an interesting enough person to captivate you long-term.

    6. Tailor Your Opening Line To The Environment (Online vs. IRL)

    Because so much of our flirting occurs online or on our smartphones these days, it’s important to tailor your opening to the circumstances. OnTinder or online, it’s often more appropriate to go with a longer, more overtly clever opening, whereas a simple “hey!” will be boring; IRL, however, the opposite is true: a simple “hello” is unthreatening and leaves the floor open for conversation, whereas a complicated opener is likely to be perceived as awkward and forced.

    Online, you will often know a fair bit more about the woman you’re approaching than you would IRL, so you should use that to your advantage. Whatever quirks and interests she’s revealed in her bio or profile are ripe conversation starters, so don't be too shy about referencing them. If you’re meeting IRL, you’ll have to rely more on confident body language and a simple approach: Perhaps you could walk up and say “Hey!” then offer to buy her a drink if the response if positive.

    7. Follow Through With Strong Conversation

    Picking someone up isn’t just about your opening, it’s also about your follow-through and ability to sustain interest. You don’t necessarily need to have a lengthy, sustained conversation — that’s what first dates are for — but you need to appeal to her enough that she wants to give you her number, and doesn’t ignore you when you text her later on.

    Try to land a few kind-spirited jokes or interesting anecdotes and establish at least a few points of mutual interest before moving on — unless you’re certain that your physical chemistry was so sizzling that there’s no chance she’ll ignore your call.

    8. Consider Where To Go From Here

    If your initial approach has gone well and you’ve secured her number, you need to think about where you’d like to take things from here. If you’re only interested in casual sex, that’s fine, but it’s unethical not to be up-front about this. Let her know you’re not looking for anything serious, and if she’s still up for some no-strings-attached fun, then that’s a win-win situation. If she’s not keen on keeping things casual, don’t try to dupe her into having sex with you — just move on to someone who is equally keen to stay unencumbered.

    If you’d like to date her more seriously, try to come up with an appealing first-date idea. It doesn’t need to be anything wacky or uber-novel like salsa lessons or a game of paintball, but it should be something at least moderately interesting, so that you both have a good time and you don’t come across as dull and uninspired.

    Look for new restaurants or cafes that have opened up in the area, or partake in low-key cultural activities like attending gallery openings or live music in bars. Take the charge and be decisive: most people find coming up with date ideas a bit challenging, so avoid the “I don’t know, whatever you want to do?” agony and come up with a clear plan.

    So, there you have it: Those are the basics that women wish all guys knew about picking us up. It’s pretty simple, really: approach respectfully and politely and heed clear signs of rejection, and you can’t go too far wrong. Good luck!

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  • Top 10 Ways To Know If You're Compatible

    It’s easy to think a girl is perfect for you when you’re in the first stages of dating. At that point, you’re each on your best behavior and are showing your most charming, desirable sides, while keeping your less attractive qualities under wraps.
     
    Slowly, though, the truth will reveal itself, and you might find you are less compatible than it first seemed. How do you prevent this coming out months down the line? Well, here are 10 ways to know if you’re compatible, right from the early stages:
     
    1. You agree on the big issues
     
    You don’t have to have identical opinions and tastes, but on big, important issues like religion, politics and your general life goals, you’re going to need agreement and understanding, if not the exact same positions. It’s generally pretty heavy to cover these topics on the first date, but you should spend the early stages of getting to know each other uncovering some of her stances on these issues, because you don’t want to find out that you have completely different values after you’ve been dating for months and she’s met the whole family.
     
    2. You have mechanisms for resolving conflict

     
    Sometimes healthy conflict resolution takes time to work out together, but if you’re having screaming arguments and tearful misunderstandings right from the jump, this could be a sign you don’t have long-term compatibility. If you can’t have disagreements without resorting to personal attacks or yelling at each other, or, worse, you can’t resolve matters after you’ve had less-than-mature arguments, you might need to find someone with whom you’ll enjoy a more peaceful state.
     
    3. You feel strong chemistry
     
    Physical attraction isn’t everything, and strong relationships can be forged even if there aren’t exactly fireworks right from the start. But you should feel some kind of spark when you are around your (potential) significant other; whether that’s in the form of wanting to rip her clothes off, laugh at everything she says or talk to her until the wee hours, you need to have some warm fuzzies to remind you why you want to hang around when the going gets a bit rougher.
     
    4. You can live together harmoniously
     
    Ultimately, for long-term relationships, you’re likely to want to live together at some point. It’s not always easy right at the beginning of a relationship to know if you’ll be able to live together, but there are definitely some warning signs to pay attention to: are you an absolute neat freak, while she leaves her clothes strewn everywhere? Do you steadfastly refuse to cook or clean, or does she? Pay attention to these early signs to determine whether you might be able to cohabitate one day.
     
    5. You share some interests
     
    Again, you don’t need to be twins or mirror images of each other, but it really helps to gel a relationship together if there are certain activities you like doing together. It could be anything from watching movies together to playing sport, or even just hanging around chatting and drinking beer, but if you’re constantly away from each other doing different activities — or if you can’t stand the things the other person likes doing with their time — the forecast for the future might not be so sunny.

    6. She doesn’t take minor things too seriously, and neither do you

     


     
    Compatible couples don’t tear apart at the seams as soon as there’s a minor issue at hand. Sometimes one or both of you will say thoughtless things, or leave dishes in the sink or forget an anniversary. These are crappy things that should be apologized for, but they shouldn’t be deal breakers or cause endless tirades of “I knew you didn’t care about me!” or “You’re always so selfish!” Both of you will need some ability to forgive and move on from minor infractions, and if you can do this from the start, that’s a strong sign.
     
    7. You both put energy into regenerating the relationship

     
    This is one that takes a little bit more time to determine, but when things have become a bit routine between the two of you, is she making an effort to spice things up or make sure you’re still interested? Are you? We’re fed a narrative about relationships in movies and pop culture that landing a partner is the hard part, and then the rest is easy. It’s nonsense: relationships take constant work, and require renewed energy from both of you.
     
    8. Your friends and family like her, and vice versa
     
    Sometimes the people close to us have better compatibility radars than we do for ourselves. If your friends and family are making comments like “you two are so cute together!” or “when is your new girlfriend coming around again?” that’s a great sign. Conversely, signs of disapproval — although they’ll likely be more subtle — are an important cue, too.
     
    9. You find yourself factoring her into the future
     
    You don’t tend to imagine buying a dog and designing a house from scratch with someone that you’re fundamentally incompatible with. Sure, we all fall head over heels for people who aren’t right for us occasionally, but if you’re making long-term plans and imagining a future with your new girlfriend, it probably means things are going well, and that you’re a good match.
     
    10. You don’t want her to leave

     
    Time apart in relationships is healthy — let’s clear that up. However, strong partnerships are built on a fundamental liking of one another, and enjoyment of each other’s company. It’s natural, in a good relationship, to feel pangs of longing when one of you is on holiday without the other, and to miss each other when you’re separated. If separation fills you with relief rather than mild discomfort, that’s a red flag, and you might need to keep searching for someone you want near you more often.

     

    Compatibility really comes down to a few fundamental components: shared values, mature conflict resolution, liking each other and treating each other with respect. If any of these factors are lacking a few months in, you may not be the best match for one another, but if you’re saying a resounding “yes!” to all of these signs, congratulations: you’re onto a good thing!

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  • How To Get Through To An Unapproachable Woman

    Approaching women: we aim to act suave like James Bond, but often come across like the French skunk Pepe Le Pew, pursuing a cat that doesn’t quite hear our call.
     
    The initial approach is a game of cat and mouse that is made much harder by the fact that women love to be a challenge. They’ll act nonchalant and hard to get, and it’s on you to figure out whether she doesn’t want to be approached or if she’s just making you work for it in the name of courtship.
     
    To crack this girl code, we sought advice from a diverse trio of ladies that are familiar with the matter. Pop stars Charli XCX and Tinashe, and former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo (2012) were all at SoBe’s 21st birthday party in Las Vegas, where the brand launched two new flavors of the drink (Midnight Mojito and En Fuego). After the show, we caught up with them at the pool party to get their approach on approaching.

     

     

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    A Challenge Or Not Interested? 

    Approaching women would be so much easier if we knew one key thing going in: is she interested?
     
    “There are some signs that can indicate she might be interested. Woman might do subconscious things like play with their hair or orient their body towards your direction,” says 24 year-old global pop phenomenon Charli XCX. That supports what a lot of dating experts have suggested. A woman might not be blatant about it, but she’ll subtly make moves to communicate interest, like moving closer to you, getting in your line of sight or making eye contact. Olivia Culpo, the former Miss Universe, believes the eyes can reveal her intentions.

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    “If there is no eye contact then that reads stay away,” says Culpo, who was crowned Miss Universe in 2012. “Body language can reveal a lot. If a woman is making eye contact and smiling then move on in.

    Why Do They Play Hard To Get?

    There are a number of theories as to why women like to be appear indifferent during the approach phase. Maybe she has a boyfriend, maybe she had a bad experience with a previous guy or maybe she wants to be a challenge to weed out the men who aren’t confident enough to approach her.
     
    “That’s a factor. Everyone initially will have their standards for their potential partners,” says Tinashe, who’s smash hit "2 On" has now surpassed 125 million views on YouTube. When it comes to standards, remember that the most beautiful women get hit on quite often. That means they don’t need to broadcast their interest, even more so because they’re getting attention either way. But as we head down the spectrum, the other women are more likely to give you some cues, and that’s why we feel those women are more approachable.

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    The other factor is that women like to be chased. Actually, it’s not a just a female thing; we all like that feeling.
     
    “I think everyone loves the chase. Girls like the chase and so do guys. We all like to know that we’re wanted,” says Tinashe. It’s feels warm inside when someone expresses their interest. We’re an approval-seeking species, so when someone is hitting on us, it hits the spot.

    How To Talk To An Unapproachable Woman

    The key is to be confident, be original and be yourself. The hotter the woman, the more she’s been hit on, which means she’s not easy to impress. Going in with pickup lines or common strategies are things that she’s seen before and is probably sick of.
     
    “Have a sense of humor and be natural,” says Tinashe. “Don’t use any type of line. The best way to approach a woman is to be yourself and act as natural as possible. Just think about having a normal type of conversation. Sometimes guys over-think and then their approach doesn’t seem natural, so it gets weird.”
     
    We put hot women up on a pedestal. It’s just something we do as men. But they’re just people too, except they just play a different position in the dating game. If you’ve never been a cute woman on Tinder or a babe at a bar, you might not realize how often they’re approached. Understanding their perspective will help you get through to them.

    Improve Your Odds

    Regardless of whether or not you can read what’s going on in her mind, you need to put yourself in position to succeed. That means looking, smelling and feeling good when you approach her.
     
    “I like a guy who takes care of himself and likes to look clean,” says Culpo. “A smelly guy is definitely a turn off!”
     
    All three women echoed those sentiments as they all put a focus on cleanliness and grooming more than anything else. That means you need to put yourself in position to succeed. You still might not get the girl for a number of reasons but don’t let it be something that you could have controlled.

    Is “Unapproachable” In Your Head?

    If there were no feelings involved, would you really care if she seems unapproachable or not? Nope. You’d just make a move and be genuine, and you’d either hit it off or keep it moving. But instead of just walking over to get to know a stranger, guys will put a lot of pressure on the outcome to get a number or get laid and that’s where the approach goes awry.
     
    “Just be funny. Funny always goes over well, so try to think of something funny to break the ice rather than being weird or using pickup lines,” says Charli XCX. She’s often the one making the first move but when she is being courted, her advice is to just have some fun with the approach.
     
    At the end of the day, you might not figure out her body language to determine if she’s just being a challenge or something more, but what do you have to lose by approaching? Yes, you’re putting yourself out there but if you treat her with respect, chances are she’ll do the same even if she’s taken or disinterested.

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  • Types Of Guys Women Can't Resist

    Working on being the best possible version of yourself is inherently worthwhile, but it doesn’t hurt that it’s likely to make you irresistible to members of the opposite sex, too. Whether it’s having immaculate style, perfect pecs or witty banter, there are certain types of guys that women find impossibly charming, and who seem to have effortless luck with the ladies. Here are the top 10 types of guys women can’t resist:

    1. Funny Guys

    
 Humor is a social lubricant and an aphrodisiac, and it’s pretty much universally attractive, but funny men are particularly desirable in a culture that’s still getting used to the idea of funny women (come on!). Genuinely funny guys have the ability to put people at ease and soothe social tensions; they’re a joy to be around and make attractive potential romantic partners.

    Humor is something people are often blessed with from birth (or from the families they grow up in), but it is possible to work on being funnier, too. Don’t force it, though, and don’t be too confrontational with your humor: being “shocking” or “edgy” for the sake of it is not the same as being genuinely funny, and offensive jokes are pretty passé these days.

    If you’ve always had the ability to make people around you giggle, that’s a precious gift that you should continue to cultivate, and it will serve you well in your endeavors with women.

    2. Socially Conscious Guys

    
 Men who care about the world around them are irresistible to plenty of women. Compassion, motivation and selflessness are attractive qualities in anyone, but when they come together in a social justice-savvy man, women will notice and be drawn to him; partly because these are qualities that are traditionally associated less with men than women.

    It doesn’t really matter whether the cause you care about is racial justice,feminism or environmental causes, women will notice that you are passionate about something beyond yourself, and that’s appealing; particularly to women who also have a social conscience. Obviously, the main focus should be helping out marginalized people and communities, and your intentions need to be genuine, but female attention isn’t a bad side effect!

    3. Smart Guys

    
 It’s always a plus to be able to learn things from the people you’re dating, and intellect is key to keeping a woman engaged and stimulated. Smart guys have a certain gravitas that draws women into their orbits, and women know they won’t be bored around a smart guy — unless, of course, he’s insufferably condescending and stuffy about his smarts.

    Like humor, intelligence can be worked on: Pick up a book or two if you feel you’re lacking in this area, and listen to people from different walks of life with an open mind, as intelligence is often as much about broadening your perspective and having intellectual curiosity as it is about how many facts you have stored in your brain. (Make sure that you combine intelligence with humility to avoid coming off as pretentious, though.)

    4. Nice Guys

    
 The saying is that nice guys finish last, but, to be honest, that’s just something disgruntled (and not very nice) men tell themselves. The opposite is true: Women love nice guys, it’s just that “nice” doesn’t mean “cloying, insipid, and with no interests of one’s own.”

    Genuinely thoughtful, caring and selfless men are widely adored and have no trouble meeting (and keeping) women, so bear this in mind if mean-spirited “pickup artist” theory, focused on “negging” and bringing down women’s self-esteem appeals to you. Try being genuinely kind instead: It’s a much better long-term strategy, and, frankly, it just feels better.

    5. Talented Guys

    It’s hard to resist someone who has a killer talent, whether that’s music, drawing, skating, or, really, anything done to a high level of expertise. Certain talents attract more social cachet than others — men who are brilliant dancers are probably luckier in love than men who are fantastic at juggling, say — but being focused and honing your craft, whatever it is, will attract potential suitors to you, simply because that passion and drive is attractive.

    Everyone has things they’re good at; keeping up on your hobbies has a few benefits: It’s inherently rewarding for you, but it might also spark romantic interest in nearby suitors.

    6. Generous Guys

    
 Generosity is an appealing quality in anyone, but there’s definitely a traditional, gendered appeal to a man who can provide for “his woman” (that is, financially). These kinds of ideas are increasingly outdated and more than a little sexist, but there’s a nugget of truth worth saving in the traditional model: Generosity is appealing, and it doesn’t have to be tied to traditional gender roles, or even to money.

    You can be generous in other ways if you’re not exactly rolling in cash: with your time, with compliments, or with the positivity and good energy you bring to situations. Being free with the things you have in abundance — whether that’s money, time, a helping hand, whatever — will make you a great person to be around full stop, and it certainly won’t hurt your romantic prospects, either.

    7. Sensitive Guys

    
 Sensitive guys get a bit of a bad rap in the mainstream media. They’re often dismissed as being too feminine, soft or “gay” (like that’s a bad thing in itself), but in reality, women go nuts for men with a sensitive side, and the dismissal of sensitive men is, frankly, hyper-masculine nonsense — think of how attractive many women find Drake, Adrian Brody and Justin Bieber, for example.

    Sensitivity, again, is something you can cultivate, and it boils down to the little things, like listening and remembering things your girlfriend tells you, and then proving it in small ways later. It also involves being in touch with your feelings and those of other people, and communicating honestly and openly. Most of the world’s best music, writing and acting comes from a place of sensitivity, and, generally speaking, no one could honestly claim that musicians, writers and actors aren’t successful with women. Give sensitivity a go!

    8. Stylish Guys

    Men with an impeccable sense of style and personal grooming rarely do badly with women. Being decked out in designer gear at all times isn’t necessary, but it is important to take care of your appearance, scent and personal grooming, and men who put in a touch more effort than most are usually rewarded with a bit more female attention.

    It’s not simply a superficial thing, either: Putting effort into your personal style gives women a glimpse into your personality, level of attention to detail, and personal pride. So if your daily go-to is unwashed sweatpants, it might be worth reconsidering your approach here and investing in a good wardrobe, signature scent and grooming routine.

    9. Hot Guys

    
 Speaking of the superficial, we won’t beat around the bush with this one: women, on the whole, like good looking men. Surprise! We live in a looks-obsessed time and culture, and there’s no getting around the fact that men who are genetically blessed will struggle far less than the rest when it comes to women.

    Men with washboard abs and defined jawlines will attract the attention of the opposite sex, there’s no doubt about that. Fortunately, though, for more humble looking men, it’s rarely the be all and end all for women, and the old cliché about personality mattering most definitely rings true. Still, if you have been told you have gorgeous eyes or sexy legs, those are worthwhile things to have in your arsenal of attractive qualities, too.

    10. Guys Like You

    I know what you’re thinking: “Guys like me? Pffft. That’s a wishy-washy, feel-good way to end a list of types of guys women can’t resist. Women are plenty able to resist me.” Fair point, but bear with me. The simple truth is that women aren’t a monolith, and the type of guys that some women are instantaneously attracted to won’t raise another woman’s pulse whatsoever. Have you ever heard a group of women sitting around and debating whether Drake is attractive? Some of them want him to immediately impregnate them, and others can’t fathom letting him touch them. That’s exactly the point: There’s so much room for subjectivity and personal preference here.

    There are clusters of qualities that are widely attractive, like the ones I’ve detailed above. But no matter who you are, you have some combination of qualities that will be irresistible to at least a few of the three and a half billion or so women on earth. That’s not feel-good nonsense, it’s just hard facts.

    So, whatever it is that’s good about you — your sense of style, your wit, your in-depth knowledge of bee colonies or your ability to bench press a small car — someone will be delighted by that, and she just might be the woman of your dreams. A lot of relationship advice exhorts you to simply “be yourself”, and that’s partly true, but it’s important not to rest on your laurels; instead, you want to be the best possible version of yourself. Hone your talents, brush up on your sensitivity, brush your hair, and bask in the adoring attention of women everywhere — or, at least, one somewhere!

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  • 15 of the most unusual bathroom signs you’ve ever seen

    It’s often said that men and women came from the opposite sides of the universe — in some respects there are just too many differences between us. And many creative professionals, like designers, writers and artists, keep inventing new ways of playing with this idea.

    Bright Side has put together a selection of unusual and creative bathroom signs that emphasize in amusing ways the distinctions between the Ladies and the Gents.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Your Nose Reveals a Lot About Your Personality!

     

    The size, shape and structure of your nose reveal a lot about your personality. Read below to find it.

    The Turned Up Nose

    If you have a Long, curved and upward tip nose, you are optimistic, positive and a passionate person. You share a strong bond with family and friends. Victoria Beckham is one such person.

    The Greek Nose

    If you have a long and straight nose, you are hardworking, logical and serious. You hide your emotions. Michelangelo’s David one such person.

    The Snub Nose

    You are quick-witted and street-smart. Not only do u react quickly but also you are aggressive. For example, Lili Allen.

    The Roman Nose

    If your nose is halfway down the ridge with a small bump, you have strong personality. You boost intensity and you are supportive. You are strong in heart and influential. Sophia Coppola is the best example.

    The Nubian Nose

    If your nose is short in length and wider in width, you are creative and passionate with a charming personality. For example, Barack Obama

    The Aquiline Nose

    If your nose is pointy, straight and sits to 90 degree angle, you are business-minded, dominant and generally attractive. Daniel Radcliffe is the best example.

    The Hawk Nose

    If your nose is long with a hook at the tip and it points down, you don’t care what other people think of you. You are a rebel and work hard. For example, Barbra Streisand.

    The Celestial Nose

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    Uncommon type of nose, but people who have such nose are very attractive on one hand and often struggle to reach spiritual and physical maturity on the other hand. For example, Carey Mulligan.

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  • 12 unexpected but fantastic uses for toothpaste you never knew existed

    We were amazed to learn that, far from simply helping to keep your teeth nice and clean, toothpaste is also an irreplaceable product which can be uses for various tasks around the home. Some of these ideas might seem a little strange, but they work — try them yourselves!

    1. Faded silver items can once again be made to shine if you rub them with a small amount of toothpaste.

    1. With the help of toothpaste, you can get car headlights looking slick and clean. Modern toothpaste contains an abrasive material which works wonders for cleaning them.

    1. The keys on a piano can become dirty very fast due to constant contact with human fingers. Put a small amount of toothpaste on a wet cloth and carefully clean the keys — you’ll be surprised at how effectively it works!
    1. Footwear with white soles, such as Converse shoes, can easily be cleaned with toothpaste.

    1. If you cover the insides of swimming goggles in a very thin layer of toothpaste, then wash it off, they won’t get steamed up anymore when you’re swimming. I never would have guessed!
    1. You can get rid of stains on wooden surfaces in just a couple of minutes by wiping them with a little toothpaste. No need for harmful bleaching chemicals!
    1. Toothpaste is also great for getting rid of various kinds of stains on clothing, from lipstick on a shirt to spaghetti sauce on a tablecloth. Just cover the offending stain with a small amount of toothpaste, rub it in slightly, and leave for a small amount of time before washing it off. But remember that for coloured clothing it’s best not to use whitening toothpaste.
    1. You can give taps their old shine back if you cover them in a little toothpaste and rub with a cloth. In fact, it works great on any chrome-plated surface.
    1. You can also use it to clean the bottom of an iron!
    1. The screen of your smartphone can become scratched very quickly if you don’t cover it with protective film. Put a little toothpaste on a cloth, then carefully rub it on to any scratches. Remove any remaining toothpaste and wipe the screen dry.
    1. Toothpaste can even clean your fingernails. Just cover them in a small amount, leave for a couple of minutes, and wash off with water.
    1. Certain odours, such as that of garlic, onion and fish, can be very difficult to remove from your hands. But if you wash your hands with a small amount of toothpaste, the smell will disappear in no time.

     

    Source: https://brightside.me/article/12-unexpected-uses-for-toothpaste-you-never-knew-existed-37405/

     
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  • If your husband does these 15 things, he’s the BEST husband ever

    Many marriages end because of ingratitude. As time goes by, couples forget to appreciate the little things in life. But being grateful every day helps sweethearts stay happily married.

    Noticing and appreciating the things your husband does for you helps you see what really matters, rather than focusing on his flaws (which every man has). Your spouse is the most important person in your life, so do your marriage a favor and praise him for all these things he does for you:

    1. He trusts you

    He doesn't doubt your actions.

    2. He is loyal to you

    He has nothing to hide. You have access to everything in his life and know what he does.

    3. He knows your tastes

    He knows your favorite chocolate, the kind of movies you like to watch and your hobbies.

    4. He gives you some time to yourself

    If you want to go out with your friends, get a haircut or watch a movie alone, he doesn't care. He knows that sometimes you just need some alone time.

    5. He remembers holidays

    He knows and prepares something special for the holidays that are important to you.

    6. He helps you be better

    He does not accept any self-hate talk you throw at yourself. Instead, he helps you build confidence and encourages you to get up when you're discouraged.

    7. He laughs at your jokes

    ... even when they are not funny.

    8. He believes you

    He knows you'll be honest with him.

    9. He laughs with you

    He makes you laugh and you have fun together.

    10. He values your feelings

    He always takes into account how you feel.

    11. You feel loved by him

    You just know you are the love of his life.

    12. He makes your complicated life easier

    He gives solutions and seeks to avoid conflicts.

    13. He helps you with house work

    He washes the dishes and takes care of the kids without you even asking.

    14. He consoles you when you're sad

    He doesn't like to see you upset and does everything he can to make you feel better.

    15. He adores ​​your smile

    He tries to see your smile every day.

    Yes, your husband will slip up and hurt your feelings. It's usually the people closest to us that hurt us the most. The important thing to remember is that he tries to be better every day. And if he tries to do even a few of these 15 things, you can be sure that he loves you.

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