According to “Healthline,” masturbation is a common practice. It’s a way of exploring your body and getting pleasure from it. It affects both men and women of all ages, and it wrecks all kinds of healthy relationships. Some people do it to relieve stress, have fun, be happy, and have fun.
As a result of your self-hatred addiction, your relationships and other aspects of your life may suffer. If you are severely addicted, you may experience low work productivity, a loss of core education, missing daily activities, missing work or school, and cancelling events with family and friends, all while devoting a significant amount of time to self gratification.
2. S£xual life is implicated.
By tickling or rubbing your parts, your brain is taught a lonely action. Your body and brain react quickly when you practise. In a relationship, your partner may be sexually influenced.
Many people who engage in this behaviour may be ashamed of themselves. As a result of religious and cultural beliefs, some people may feel sinful or guilty about their self-satisfaction.
A serving corps member identified as Olaleye Bukola died in a ghastly car accident a few days ago.
It was gathered that late Bukola who was deployed to Imo state for her one year mandatory youth service, died in a fatal motor accident on her way to Kwara state on relocation after orientation. The driver lost control of the vehicle when they had almost gotten to Ilorin.
Family, friends, and colleagues of the young lady have taken to sc=social media to mourn her demise.
The Oyo State Coordinator of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Mrs. Grace Ogbuogebe, on Monday, April 11, paid a condolence visit to the family of the corps member.
Mrs Grace Ogbuogebe, who represented the NYSC Director-General, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, described the demise of the corps member as a great loss not only to the family but also to the NYSC.
This comes after five University of Uyo (UNIUYO) graduates reportedly died in a ghastly motor accident on their way to the NYSC orientation camp in Katsina.
The prospective corps members were on their way to the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC orientation camp in Katsina state when their car reportedly tumbled in Abuja road. While five of them died on the spot, others were severely injured and rushed to the hospital.
Three of the deceased have been identified as Miracle Asuquo, Stella Ekikor and Victor Akpan.
The cyberattack aimed at Viasat that temporarily knocked KA-SAT modems offline on February 24, 2022, the same day Russian military forces invaded Ukraine, is believed to have been the consequence of wiper malware, according to the latest research from SentinelOne. The findings come a day after the U.S. telecom company disclosed that it was the target of a multifaceted…
There is anxiety among Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members over the zoning of the 2023 presidential ticket as organs of the party began a series of meetings last night.
Tension heightened as key leaders and governors started arriving in Abuja yesterday.
Questions were being asked over which zone – North or South – would win the battle to get the party’s ticket.
The multiple meetings of leaders and elders started with that of the National Caucus billed for last night to harmonise its position on the agenda for the National Executive Committee meeting where decisions on where to zone the presidential ticket will be taken.
National Chairman Iyorchia Ayu chairs the National Caucus.
Members include serving/former presidents, serving/former vice presidents, serving/former Senate presidents and serving/former deputy Senate presidents.
Serving PDP governors, serving principal officers in the two chambers of the National Assembly, chairman and secretary of the BoT are also members.
Similarly, former principal officers of the National Assembly, former national chairmen and former chairmen of the Board of Trustees (BoT), and members of the National Working Committee (NWC) are also included in the membership.
Today, the BoT will hold two separate meetings at 10 am and 12 pm ahead of the meeting of the NEC slated for 2pm.
Party sources hinted at a division over zoning of the presidential ticket.
While some of the stakeholders canvass zoning, others insist on throwing the contest open to all interested aspirants.
A source confided in our correspondent yesterday that the division cuts across the various layers of the party’s critical organs.
“As we speak, the party is divided over zoning. The division is not strictly on a North/South basis.
“For instance, PDP members in the National Assembly, most of who are southerners, do not want zoning. The majority of these federal lawmakers want an open contest, as some of the aspirants including former Senate President Bukola Saraki.
“It may also interest you that not all our governors from the South are in support of zoning the presidential ticket.
“The governors are also divided on zoning, just like the BoT, the National Caucus and even the NWC. There is no consensus on the matter for now,” the source, who craved anonymity, said.
However, those nursing presidential aspirations have scaled up lobbying and consultations to have the pendulum sway their way.
While some of the aspirants have been lobbying to have the ticket zoned to the south, others are pushing for an open contest.
Incidentally, virtually all members of the various party organs are also members of NEC. They will have input in the final decision expected to be taken at the NEC meeting.
Southern PDP governors had joined forces with their APC counterparts to press for the zoning of the presidential tickets to their region.
Those from the North are arguing that the last PDP presidential candidate, former President Goodluck Jonathan, is from the South and that it is the turn of the North to have the ticket.
They also argued that by 2023 on the North/South rotation, the North would have done only ten years to the South’s 14 years, thereby making it imperative for a Northerner to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
Presidential aspirants from the North include Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Aspirants from the South include former Senate President Pius Ayim, Chief Sam Ohuanbunwa and foremost journalist Dele Momodu. Also speculated to be interested but yet to declare an interest is Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike.
Speaking on a Channels Television Programme on Sunday, Saraki said zoning alone should not determine who should be the party’s candidate. He added that the aspirant’s pedigree and capacity to perform should be considered.
The United States has warned Russia it would face North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO’s) “full force” if attacks on Ukraine strayed beyond the border after Vladimir Putin on Sunday brought his war to within 25 kilometres of Poland with a missile strike on foreign fighters, National Post reports.
Russia had bragged that it killed “up to 180” foreign fighters and destroyed a cache of weaponry given by the West, after destroying the site that was within 25 kilometres of Poland.
Jake Sullivan, White House national security advisor suggested NATO might go to war with Russia if Moscow inadvertently hit NATO territory in Poland. “If there is a military attack on NATO territory, it would bring the full force of the NATO alliance to bear in responding to it,” he said.
This came after Michael Gove, a United Kingdom Cabinet minister, warned that Putin was “pushing the boundaries”.
He called the targeting of the International Centre for Peacekeeping and Security in Yavoriv, which had previously been utilized by NATO troops to train Ukrainian soldiers, a “significant” event, although no NATO forces were present at the time of the incident.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish Prime Minister, said that the Russian strike on the base near the Polish border was intended to cause panic among the civilian population.
“A missile attack just 20 km from our border shows how Russia operates; (Russia) wants to create panic among the civilian population,” Morawiecki said at a joint media conference with his counterparts from Ukraine and Lithuania.
There’s an old saying in neuroscience: “neurons that fire together wire together.”
This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is why, to quote another old saw, “practice makes perfect”. The more you practice piano, or speaking a language, or juggling, the stronger those circuits get.
Scientists have known this for years. However, nowadays researchers learn another part of the truth: In order to learn something, even more important than practicing is the ability to unlearn, or to break down the old neural connections. This is called “synaptic pruning”.
This is how it works:
Imagine your brain is a garden, except instead of growing flowers, fruits, and vegetables, you grow synaptic connections between neurons. These are the connections that neurotransmitters like dopamine, seratonin, and others travel across.
“Glial cells” are the gardeners of your brain—they act to speed up signals between certain neurons. But other glial cells are the waste removers, pulling up weeds, killing pests, raking up dead leaves. Your brain’s pruning gardeners are called “microglial cells.” They prune your synaptic connections. The question is, how do they know which ones to prune?
Researchers are just starting to unravel this mystery, but what they do know is the synaptic connections that get used less get marked by a protein, C1q (as well as others). When the microglial cells detect that mark, they bond to the protein and destroy—or prune—the synapse.
This is how your brain makes the physical space for you to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.
YOUR BRAIN CLEANS ITSELF OUT WHEN YOU SLEEP!
When you learn lots of new things, your brain builds connections, but they’re inefficient, ad hoc connections. Your brain needs to prune a lot of those connections away and build more streamlined, efficient pathways. It does that when we sleep.
When you sleep your brain cells shrink by up to 60% to create space for your glial gardeners to come in and take away the waste. That’s how they prune the synapses.
Have you ever woken up from a good night’s rest and been able to think clearly and quickly? That’s why. It’s like running fragmentation on your computer.
This is the same reason naps are so beneficial to your cognitive abilities. A 10 or 20 minute nap gives your microglial gardeners the chance to come in, clear away some unused connections, and leave space to grow new ones.
Thinking with a sleep-deprived brain is like hacking your way through a dense jungle with a machete. It’s overgrown, slow-going, exhausting.
Thinking on a well-rested brain is like wandering happily through Central Park; the paths are clear and connect to one another at distinct spots, the trees are in place, you can see far ahead of you. It’s invigorating.
This is how you can control what gets deleted from your brain:
It’s the synaptic connections you don’t use that get marked for recycling. The ones you do use are the ones that get watered and oxygenated. So be mindful of what you’re thinking about.
If you spend too much time reading theories about the end of “Game of Thrones” and very little on your job, guess which synapses are going to get marked for recycling?
If you’re in a fight with someone at work and devote your time to thinking about how to get even with them, and not about that big project, you’re going to wind up a synaptic superstar at revenge plots but a poor innovator.
WHAT YOU FOCUS ON PREVAILS! YOU LITERALLY CRAFT YOUR OWN MIND BY CHOOSING WHAT YOU PAY ATTENTION TOWARDS.
Of course, you can hardly control what happens to you throughout your day, but you can control how much it affects you. To be more specific, you can choose WHAT affects you and construct your own neural connections.
Instead of focusing on things that hold you back, focus on things that make you a better human being. Instead of imagining scenarios that will most likely never happen, meditate. Clear your mind. Bring your mind to the now and use your mental energy toward things that benefit you.
It really is a game of strategy. You need to smartly use your mind, to be smart. Resisting the temptation of things that don’t benefit you, that’s what makes you smart.
In order to delete something, simply, stop thinking about it. Even when you are reminded, change your focus and attention. Sooner or later it will get marked for recycling.
Two countries, one type of natural mineral resources(Crude oil). Which of the two countries do you think optimized their natural reserve to create a better country and improved the standard of living of their citizens? One of the country is in the African continent while the other is in the Asia continent.
Located in Asia continent, UAE is the 7th largest producer of crude oil and one of the richest country in the world. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are its most popular and biggest cities in the country. UAE is the third richest country in the world. What make them become so great? UAE major export is crude oil, but they did not just rely on their natural resources, they diversified into other sectors like tourism, audacious infrastructures, aviation and ground breaking technological projects thereby optimising its crude oil profits. Currently dubai is one of the most sought after tourist destination. It is home to the world tallest building, housing several luxury hotels and resorts and top notch tourist sights.
Pictures below are just few of the wonders in UAE:
Located in Africa continent, Nigeria rank the biggest crude oil producer in Africa and 11th largest producer in the world according to an article made available by Nigeria National Petroleum Agency (NNPC). Lagos and Abuja are its most famous cities with Abuja being its capital. Though Nigeria is a developing nation and thriving economically and can be said to be among the best when it comes to development and infrastructures in West Africa. Nigeria also depend mostly on crude oil exports and tends not to diversify into other sectors that can generate internal revenues. With its rich agricultural soil it is a little wonder Nigeria is not the world’s food capital nation given the fact the country have one of the best productive land and weather conditions that favour Agriculture. The population of the country might also come to play with an estimated 230 million people making it the most populous black nation. Tourism is also not in full bloom in the country.
Below are lovely pictures of some cities in Nigeria.
Looking at the infrastructures and development of these two beautiful oil producing countries, which do you think is richer and deserves appropriate praises.
No matter your age, occupation, religion, ethnicity, everybody is expected to be properly dressed whenever they go out for an event.
It is important to note that the first impression people have about you, is a result of the way you dress. One of the quickest ways people can identify you is through your dressing.
Dressing fashionably and decently breeds respect even amongst your peers.
I this article I have gathered a list of amazing dress styles for men that you can wear for different occasions. These dresses are typical African dress styles that can serve as both official wears, casual wears, or ceremonial attire.
check them out below;
The dresses listed in this article are made with very common fabrics that can be gotten easily.
It is imperative to note that, in African society, both old and young people can rick the same type of outfit.