Friday, 31 January 2014

15 Signs That You Are Emotionally Intelligent by Prince Adepoju

Emotionally intelligent people aren’t ruled by their thoughts; they are the master of them. Discover your emotional strength today with these 15 signs that you are emotionally intelligent.

1. You’re Fascinated by What Makes People Tick.
Emotionally intelligent people are fascinated by human behavior. They notice things like body language, dialect, and personal tics. Being a people-watcher helps them find clues about what makes each individual special.

2. You’re an Enthusiastic Leader Who Walks the Walk.
Emotionally intelligent people know it’s silly to talk the talk if they’re not willing to walk the walk. Instead of leading behind by delivering commands, they lead from the front by setting an example.

3. You’re Aware of Your Strengths and Weaknesses.
Emotionally intelligent people know you’re not as weak as your weakest link; you are as strong as your strongest link. They use their greatest strengths as much as possible to make their weaknesses a moot point.

4. You’re at Peace with the Past.
Emotionally intelligent people don’t have time for regret. They drop their baggage and move forward into the present, because that’s where progress happens.

5. You’re Not Freaked Out About the Future.
Emotionally intelligent people don’t obsess with future events outside of their control. They are comfortable living in a world that doesn’t come with a crystal ball, because life is meant to be an exciting adventure (not a scripted routine).

6. You’re Tuned in to the Present Moment.
Emotionally intelligent people don’t merely “get through” their hectic day. Instead, they actively experience the nuances of every single moment of every single day.

7. You’re a Skilled Active Listener.
Emotionally intelligent people know that “hearing” and “listening” are two different things. They re-phrase a person’s statements in the form of a question to make sure nothing got lost in translation.

8. You’re Capable of Figuring Out Why You’re Upset.
Emotionally intelligent people don’t let a chorus of negative self-talk take over their brain. They are detectives who explore their environment, searching for clues that revealwhythey feel the way they do and (most importantly)whatthey can do to make it better.

9. You’re Comfortable Talking with Friends and Strangers.
Emotionally intelligent people never met a stranger they didn’t like. They don’t care about a person’s age, race, religion, gender, intimate orientation, or political affiliation; they love everybody equally, because we’re all human here.

10. You’re Ethical in Business and Relationships.
Emotionally intelligent people follow their moral compass in business and life. Their values might differ from person to person, but high standards govern their behavior.

11. You’re Eager to Help People.
Emotionally intelligent people don’t need a reason to help others. They help elderly women with their grocery bags; offer to wash the dishes if a friend or partner prepared dinner; and hold doors open, not just for ladies, but gentlemen as well.

12. You’re Able to Read People Like a Book.
Emotionally intelligent people can translate the meaning of gestures, expressions, and body-language. They know you can’t depend on language alone, because a person’s physical presence is often at odds with the words they express.

13. You’re Firm in Your Desire to Achieve.
Emotionally intelligent people strive for success, no matter how long it takes. They are willing to deal with setbacks and address shortcomings, because you don’t lose until you quit.
14. You’re Motivated for Reasons Inside of Yourself.
Emotionally intelligent people build motivation that lasts. They detach themselves from the end result and focus on enjoying the process. Personal development doesn’t happen at the moment of achievement, but during the growth process that leads to success.

15. You’re Willing to Say “No” When You Have To.
Emotionally intelligent people know there can be too much of a good thing. They know they can’t do everything, so they set priorities determined by what is most important to them.

PHOTOS: Check Out This Hot & Sexy Video Vixen With The “Largest Hips In Ghana”

Matilda Quaye from Ghana is a student, model and video vixen who claims to have the biggest in the continent.
Popularly known as ‘hipsy,’ they say she has the largest hips in Ghana where she is from.
This lady is really endowed and the photos below prove it.
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Do you think she’s got the biggest hips in the continent?

23 Signs You’re Secretly An Introvert

$R0561C0“Introversion is a basic temperament, so the social aspect — which is what people focus on — is really a small part of being an introvert,” Dr. Marti Olsen Laney, psychotherapist and author of “The Introvert Advantage,” said in a Mensa discussion. “It affects everything in your life.”
Despite the growing conversation around introversion, it remains a frequently misunderstood personality trait. As recently as 2010, the American Psychiatric Association even considered classifying “introverted personality” as a disorder by listing it in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), a manual used to diagnose mental illness.
But more and more introverts are speaking out about what it really means to be a “quiet” type. Not sure if you’re an innie or an outie? See if any of these 23 telltale signs of introversion apply to you.
1. You find small talk incredibly cumbersome.
Introverts are notoriously small talk-phobic, as they find idle chatter to be a source of anxiety, or at least annoyance. For many quiet types, chitchat can feel disingenuous.
“Let’s clear one thing up: Introverts do not hate small talk because we dislike people,” Laurie Helgoe writes in “Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength.” “We hate small talk because we hate the barrier it creates between people.”
2. You go to parties -– but not to meet people.
If you’re an introvert, you may sometimes enjoy going to parties, but chances are, you’re not going because you’re excited to meet new people. At a party, most introverts would rather spend time with people they already know and feel comfortable around. If you happen to meet a new person that you connect with, great — but meeting people is rarely the goal.
3. You often feel alone in a crowd.
Ever feel like an outsider in the middle of social gatherings and group activities, even with people you know?
“If you tend to find yourself feeling alone in a crowd, you might be an introvert,” says Dembling. “We might let friends or activities pick us, rather than extending our own invitations.”
4. Networking makes you feel like a phony.
Networking can feel particularly disingenuous for introverts, who crave authenticity in their interactions.
“Networking is stressful if we do it in the ways that are stressful to us,” Dembling says, advising introverts to network in small, intimate groups rather than at large mixers.
5. You’ve been called “too intense.”
Do you have a penchant for philosophical conversations and a love of thought-provoking books and movies? If so, you’re a textbook introvert.
“Introverts like to jump into the deep end,” says Dembling.
6. You’re easily distracted.
While extroverts tend to get bored easily when they don’t have enough to do, introverts have the opposite problem — they get easily distracted and overwhelmed in environments with an excess of stimulation.
“Extroverts are commonly found to be more easily bored than introverts on monotonous tasks, probably because they require and thrive on high levels of stimulation,” Clark University researchers wrote in a paper published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. “In contrast, introverts are more easily distracted than extroverts and, hence, prefer relatively unstimulating environments.”
7. Downtime doesn’t feel unproductive to you.
One of the most fundamental characteristics of introverts is that they need time alone to recharge their batteries. Whereas an extrovert might get bored or antsy spending a day at home alone with tea and a stack of magazines, this sort of down time feels necessary and satisfying to an introvert.
8. Giving a talk in front of 500 people is less stressful than having to mingle with those people afterwards.
Introverts can be excellent leaders and public speakers — and although they’re stereotyped as being the shrinking violet, they don’t necessarily shy away from the spotlight. Performers like Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera and Emma Watson all identify as introverts, and an estimated 40 percent of CEOs have introverted personalities. Instead, an introvert might struggle more with meeting and greeting large groups of people on an individual basis.
9. When you get on the subway, you sit at the end of the bench -– not in the middle.
Whenever possible, introverts tend to avoid being surrounded by people on all sides.
“We’re likely to sit in places where we can get away when we’re ready to — easily,” says Dembling. “When I go to the theater, I want the aisle seat or the back seat.”
10. You start to shut down after you’ve been active for too long.
Do you start to get tired and unresponsive after you’ve been out and about for too long? It’s likely because you’re trying to conserve energy. Everything introverts do in the outside world causes them to expend energy, after which they’ll need to go back and replenish their stores in a quiet environment, says Dembling. Short of a quiet place to go, many introverts will resort to zoning out.
11. You’re in a relationship with an extrovert.
It’s true that opposites attract, and introverts frequently gravitate towards outgoing extroverts who encourage them to have fun and not take themselves too seriously.
“Introverts are sometimes drawn to extroverts because they like being able to ride their ‘fun bubble,’” Dembling says.
12. You’d rather be an expert at one thing than try to do everything.
The dominant brain pathways introverts use is one that allows you to focus and think about things for a while, so they’re geared toward intense study and developing expertise, according to Olsen Laney.
13. You actively avoid any shows that might involve audience participation.
Because really, is anything more terrifying?
14. You screen all your calls — even from friends.
You may not pick up your phone even from people you like, but you’ll call them back as soon as you’re mentally prepared and have gathered the energy for the conversation.
“To me, a ringing phone is like having somebody jump out of a closet and go ‘BOO!,’” says Dembling. “I do like having a long, nice phone call with a friend — as long as it’s not jumping out of the sky at me.”
15. You notice details that others don’t.
The upside of being overwhelmed by too much stimuli is that introverts often have a keen eye for detail, noticing things that may escape others around them. Research has found that introverts exhibit increased brain activity when processing visual information, as compared to extroverts.
16. You have a constantly running inner monologue.
“Extroverts don’t have the same internal talking as we do,” says Olsen Laney. “Most introverts need to think first and talk later.”
17. You have low blood pressure.
A 2006 Japanese study found that introverts tend to have lower blood pressure than their extroverted counterparts.
18. You’ve been called an “old soul” -– since your 20s.
Introverts observe and take in a lot of information, and they think before they speak, leading them to appear wise to others.
“Introverts tend to think hard and be analytical,” says Dembling. “That can make them seem wise.”
19. You don’t feel “high” from your surroundings
Neurochemically speaking, things like huge parties just aren’t your thing. Extroverts and introverts differ significantly in how their brains process experiences through “reward” centers.
Researchers demonstrated this phenomenon by giving Ritalin — the ADHD drug that stimulates dopamine production in the brain — to introverted and extroverted college students. They found that extroverts were more likely to associate the feeling of euphoria achieved by the rush of dopamine with the environment they were in. Introverts, by contrast, did not connect the feeling of reward to their surroundings. The study “suggests that introverts have a fundamental difference in how strongly they process rewards from their environment, with the brains of introverts weighing internal cues more strongly than external motivational and reward cues,” explained LiveScience’s Tia Ghose.
20. You look at the big picture.
When describing the way that introverts think, Jung explained that they’re more interested in ideas and the big picture rather than facts and details. Of course, many introverts excel in detail-oriented tasks — but they often have a mind for more abstract concepts as well.
“Introverts do really enjoy abstract discussion,” says Dembling.
21. You’ve been told to “come out of your shell.”
Many introverted children come to believe that there’s something “wrong” with them if they’re naturally less outspoken and assertive than their peers. Introverted adults often say that as children, they were told to come out of their shells or participate more in class.
22. You’re a writer.
Introverts are often better at communicating in writing than in person, and many are drawn to the solitary, creative profession of writing. Most introverts — like “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling — say that they feel most creatively charged when they have time to be alone with their thoughts.
23. You alternate between phases of work and solitude, and periods of social activity.
Introverts can move around their introverted “set point” which determines how they need to balance solitude with social activity. But when they move too much — possibly by over-exerting themselves with too much socializing and busyness — they get stressed and need to come back to themselves, according Olsen Laney. This may manifest as going through periods of heightened social activity, and then balancing it out with a period of inwardness and solitude.
“There’s a recovery point that seems to be correlated with how much interaction you’ve done,” says Dembling. “We all have our own private cycles.”

Thursday, 30 January 2014

I’m proud of my Yoruba background –Adunni


Adunni Adewale
Adunni Adewale is the lady behind Date Gone Bad, a new comedy skit making waves online, AKEEM LASISI writes
White girl’ of the Nigerian movie industry, Adunni Adewale (aka Adunni Ade), is starting the New Year on a bright note. Her video skit, Date Gone Bad, released on Youtube about 10 days ago, has attracted so much attention that it has recorded over 100,000 hits.
That sounds very cool for an actress to entrench herself in aiming the Nigeria’s star-studded movie industry. The two-cast skit, featuring actor and producer Joseph Jayeoba and Adunni herself, was directed by Lagos-based Sanjo Adegoke, who has been involved in several other related projects.
In the comic film, the guy makes a deadly mistake on sighting a lady of Adunni’s complexion.  The colour of her skin portrays her as a white folk, who cannot understand Wa n pa o – the term Yorubas use in describing anyone who does not understand a single word of the Yoruba Language.

But Adunni is Yoruba-born of a Nigerian father and an American mother. This is the intrigue she plays upon in Date Gone Bad. The guy in the skit is an opportunist who wants to lure her to bed – and, indeed, rape her.
He invites her for a date. In the course of their conversation in English, the goon makes a phone call in which he boasts – in Yoruba -  to a friend that his trap has just caught an oyinbo girl. He swears that  he is going to unleash his manhood on her as soon as they leave the restaurant where they are meeting.
Unfortunately for him, Adunni understands everything he has said. After a slight suspense, she thus gets enraged and launches a Yoruba verbal war on the predator. The surprise here is bound to beat any viewer’s imagination and make them laugh profusely.
“I must say I am shocked at the kind of attention the skit has got,” she tells our correspondent in an interview. “I knew it would be good, but I did not imagine it would get up to this level.”
The success of the production, which Adegoke, otherwise called SOJ, also describes as exciting, has spurred Adewale on to do more in the sub-genres. Adegoke is also a music producer.
Adunni first attracted attention when she featured in Saidi Balogun’s movie, You or I, Fred Idika’s Behind the Cloud (a TV series), Dereck Obasi’s Babatunde Diaries and  a new film by Desmond Elliot – Rosemary Roses. Besides, the graduate of Accounting from the University of Kentucky, USA, also featured in Sound Sultan’s music video, Kokose, while she did same for Ice Prince last September.
Born in New York, USA, she grew up in Lagos where she attended Chrisland Schools and The Bells Secondary School, Ota, Ogun State. It was after her secondary education that she went to study at Kentucky, only to return to Nigeria a couple of months ago. She has no intention to practise accounting.
She says, “Entertainment has always been part of me. Even when I was young, I would stand in the front of a mirror, acting out the fashion part of me. I never wanted to be a lawyer or anything. God blessed me with a lot of talents.”
She adds that though her Lagos-based father, who she describes as a ‘big and well successful businessman’ inspired her to study Accounting, neither he nor her (Adunni’s) mum has any problem with her love for show business.
“My father supports me 100 per cent. My mum is very proud of me. Americans don’t care about this kind of thing. They support their children in whatever they choose to do. So, I have no problem building a dream in the entertainment industry. The fact is that I have never been a copycat. I am not looking for the fastest way to limelight. Rather, I want to express myself. My ambition is to be recognised worldwide. But I want to be known for what I have done. I want to be successful through hard work.”
While Adunni says she does not give attention to men when they make suggestive moves to her – say, on location – she enthuses that everyone welcomes her at work. But when asked emphatically if men have been making all kinds of advances to her, she says, “Obviously!”
On how she became fluent in Yoruba, Adunni explains that from day one, she has always been a fan of culture.
“I believe you must embrace who you are. I don’t understand why anybody will want to say, ‘I try to run away from who I am’. You have to be yourself. You have to be proud of yourself. That is why I want to speak Yoruba at every opportunity I have – even when I am in the US.”

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11 Marriage Problems And How To Resolve Them

If someone ever comes to you and says “I’ve
never had an argument with my husband” or
“we never fight”, they are lying to you! Every
marriage has its fair share of issues, whether
you want to call them conflicts, confusions or
problems. What is more important is to get
yourself out of these conflicting areas and
ensure that they are kept at the bay. Have a
quick look at some of the common problems
that plague every marriage on the planet.
1. Dishonesty
If there was one thing that came above
anything else while ruining a marriage, this
would be it – dishonesty. Many a times, you let
out ‘little lies’ and then call them ‘white lies’ for
your own convenience. If you are confident of
yourself and not faking anything in your
marriage, there should be no reason for even
the smallest of lies. Talk about things that are
not too appropriate to be said directly, but do
not lie! Be honest about yourself, your
thoughts, ideas, expectations, and your love.
Dishonesty may save you from a small
argument today, but can come back and haunt
you years later. You will break his trust and his
heart, if he ever finds out that you have been
dishonest. There is nothing more painful than
lack of trust in a marriage.
2. Unrealistic expectations
Whenever you find yourself struggling to come
in terms with ‘unfair’ situations in your
marriage, sit back, take a deep breath and
think to yourself, “What do I really expect? Is
this what I deserve?” Most women often expect
too much, and in some cases, too less. It is
very tough to keep a balance between more
and less, but a moment of thought can usually
help you to come to terms with your
expectations. Always remember, you should
expect no less or no more than what you
3. Lack of intimate compatibility
intimate relations with your partner play a very
important role in your marriage. Lack of s*x
can lead to depression, arguments, loss of
excitement and, in worst cases, even infidelity.
Find time from your busy routine for each
other’s physical needs. Be adventurous, try
new things inside the bedroom, and spice
things up!
4. Lack of respect
It is very important that you treat your partner
with respect. There is no single thing that you
can say or do to show respect. It just means
backing him up no matter what. It can be
something as small as taking his side in an
argument on the dinner table with friends, or
agreeing with his views while having a
challenging conversation with the family. You
must expect the same. Loss of respect is a
significant blow to the balance of a
relationship. Give respect, get respect.
5. Practice what you preach
It’s one thing putting your thoughts, ideas and
expectations forward; it’s another thing to step
up and practice what you preach. If you have
certain demands or expectations from your
partner, be ready to put them to practice in
your own life. It can be as simple as being
aware of your own punctuality levels before
asking him to ‘always be on time’. You will
gain respect from your partner if you follow
what you say.
6. Taking each other for granted
It is one of the easiest traps that many couples
fall into. Think of the moment when you were
dating your partner and your only dream in life
was to marry him and be with him forever. Well,
guess what, your dream has come true!
Appreciate the fact that what you only dreamt
of earlier is what you have now. Think of every
moment spent with him as a gift and cherish
every romantic look that he gives you. Never
take your partner and his love for granted.
7. Lack of maturity
With marriage comes love, responsibility,
commitment and devotion. It requires a lot of
hard work and effort to lay a solid foundation of
a good relationship and to keep the momentum
going. Often enough, many do not seem to be
adoptive of the maturity levels that are required
to keep this union strong. It can be as simple
as giving up on an argument sometimes, if it is
not worth arguing. Act your age, be responsible
and realize from deep down inside that you are
shaping the life of another person!
8. Lack of crisis management
Some of you may think that crisis management
is too vague a term to be used and thrown
around. Well, that is not the case. Crisis
management involves a deliberate effort
towards assembling your thoughts and
understanding the issues that cause fights and
arguments in the first place. Ask yourself,
“What is causing the problem?” Then think,
“What can I do to solve it?” And lastly, “What
can I do to prevent it?” It isn’t rocket science
but then very few of women actually spend
time to think about it. Remember, sometimes
the simplest solutions are in close proximity
from you. All you need to do is- think!
9. Loss of romance
It is a harsh world out there and most of your
life is spent in trying to make a buck. Your
dreams and career paths steal a lot of time
keeping you away from the family. Take time
out from your busy schedule to bring back the
romance in your life. It can be as little as
spontaneously going out for a glass of wine by
the pier or giving him a surprise and fixing him
breakfast in bed or even lighting a few scented
candles in the lounge on a cold dark evening to
spice things up a bit. Remember, such little
steps may only need half an hour, but they will
have long term impact on your relationship. It
will keep the “romantic teen” inside you alive
and kicking and you will surely bat your eyelids
the next time he comes back home with
flowers and looks into your eyes!
10. Financial woes
Be actively involved in your family’s finances
and be wise about money. Spending on a few
luxuries in life is good but do not indulge in
extravagance, if you cannot afford it. Create a
budget plan and stick to it. Money is easy to
spend but difficult to earn. It is painful to see all
the love, effort and hard work put into a
relationship go waste because of financial
11. Infidelity
If you think only men cheat, you are wrong!
Anyone can cheat, and that includes women.
s*x, money, passion, lust, lack of love,
boredom – there are many reasons to drive
you there. But mind you, none of these are
good enough reasons to justify the act. If there
is loss of interest or if the marriage is beyond
reconciliation, talk about it with your partner.
There is no going back after the act happens
and the damage is unimaginable. Hearts are
broken, trust is lost, feelings are hurt, and love
loses meaning – it’s just not worth it.
Marriage is the blissful union of two people
having different personalities. If you think that
your marriage has too many problems, you are
not alone. Marriages are all about
compromises, adjustments, reconciliations and
more importantly, love. Your marriage is divine
– protect it, preserve it, cherish it!

PHOTOS: Meet the World’s Tallest Woman

The world's tallest woman has been saved from being paralysed and going blind after doctors removed a huge tumour from her brain.
28-year-old Siddiqa Parveen, who is estimated to be 7ft 8in tall, had a spine on the 'verge of breaking' and was feared to be losing her sight. She suffered from gigantism brought on by a tumour on the pituitary gland, producing excess growth hormone. She already had fractures in her spine and has been unable to stand up straight for years - and doctors in India believed if left untreated her increasing weight would cause her back to snap , forcing them to transport her from her remote village in West Bengal to Delhi.

Though she suffered significant blood-loss during the operation as the tumour was a vascular one, Neurosurgeon Dr Ashish Suri, of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where Siddiqa was operated on, said the operation which took place on January 16 was a success. Siddiqa, who weighs 285lbs and has enlarged hands and feet, has now been released from the intensive care unit but remains in hospital. However, her problems are not just physical and doctors say she will need to be treated for a 'psychosocial crisis' - having been isolated for much of her life.

Siddiqa was mentioned in the 2014 Guinness Book of World Records as the new record holder after the previous record holder, 7-foot, 7-inch Yao Defen from China died in November, 2012.


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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

PHOTOS: Meet Top 10 Smartest People in the World

The Human brain is at the epicenter of the human nervous system enclosed in a hard shell called cranium, one of the most vital part of our system.
PHOTOS: Meet Top 10 Smartest People in the World
The Human brain is three times as large as the brain of any other mammal with an equivalent body size.
Few people born gifted by the most precious wealth of the nature, intelligence.
They are different from ordinary people and their approach toward different situations of life is unique.
They belong to different walks of life and do better than the average person.
Most of the intelligent people struggle very hard throughout their lives and made a history with their innovative skills and accomplishments.
This list honors the Top 10 Smartest People in the World.
10.Stephen Hawking
PHOTOS: Meet Top 10 Smartest People in the World
Stephen Hawking was born 300 years after the death of Galileo in England. At the age of eleven, Stephen went to St. Albans School and then on to University College, Oxford. Stephen wanted to study Mathematics. Mathematics was not available at University College, so he pursued Physics instead. After 3 years, he was awarded a first class honours degree in Natural Science. Stephen then went on to Cambridge to do research in Cosmology, there being no one working in that area in Oxford at the time. His supervisor was Denis Sciama, although he had hoped to get Fred Hoyle who was working in Cambridge. After gaining his Ph.D. he became first a Research Fellow and later on a Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. He has an IQ of 160. He has twelve honorary degrees. He was also awarded the CBE in 1982, and was made a Companion of Honour in 1989. He is the recipient of many awards, medals and prizes, is a Fellow of The Royal Society, and a Member of the US National Academy of Sciences.
9. Paul Gardner
PHOTOS: Meet Top 10 Smartest People in the World
Allen Paul Gardner Allen is one of the founder of Microsoft. He also happens to have an IQ level of 170. As on 2013, Allen is the 53rd richest person in the world. He is well known all across the world and is recognized as an inventor, investor, and a philanthropist of the 20th and 21st century. In 2010, he became a signatory of The Giving Pledge, promising to give at least half of his fortune to philanthropic causes
8. Sir Andrew Wiles
PHOTOS: Meet Top 10 Smartest People in the World
Sir Andrew Wiles made significant contribution to mathematics when he proved Fermat’s Last Theorem which is the most difficult problem in maths. With an IQ of 170, he is also a Royal Society Research Professor at Oxford Society and specializes in number theory. He has also received 15 prizes in Math and Science.
7. Judit Polgar
PHOTOS: Meet Top 10 Smartest People in the World
She is a child prodigy with an IQ of 170 and has already taken over Bobby Fischer’s record in chess. She is touted as the most talented female chess player of all times. Polgár is the only woman to have won a game from a current world number one player, and has defeated nine current or former world champions in either rapid or classical chess: Anatoli Karpov, Garry Kasparov, Boris Spassky, Vasily Smyslov, Veselin Topalov, Viswanathan Anand, Ruslan Ponomariov, Alexander Khalifman, and Rustam Kasimdzhanov. She is the second chess master to appear on this list.
6. James Woods
PHOTOS: Meet Top 10 Smartest People in the World
Apart from his okay acting skills, James Woodss has an IQ level of 180. The film, stage and TV actor went to UCLA for his high school and got a full scholarship at MIT. Woods was a vocal supporter of former U.S. President George W. Bush and the Iraq War, though he is a registered Democrat. He is also an avid support of former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani. Woods lobbied hard to play Giuliani in the biopic Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story, and considers the role one of the favorites of his career.
5. Garry Kasparov
PHOTOS: Meet Top 10 Smartest People in the World
He is Russia’s chess grandmaster who became the youngest undisputed world champion at the age of 22. He beat the then-champion Anatoly Karpov after a head-on battle in 1985. Kasparov held the official world title recognized by the international chess federation until 1993. A dispute occurred forcing Kasparov to give up the crown and to form instead another chess association called Professional Chess Association. In 1997, he lost a chess match to Deep Blue, the first time a world champion had lost to a computer under standard time controls. Kasparov was recognized as the “classical” world champion until 2000, when he was defeated by Vladimir Kramnik. He has an IQ of 190. In March 2005, Kasparov announced his retirement from professional chess, so that he could devote his time to politics and writing. He formed the United Civil Front movement, and joined as a member of The Other Russia, a coalition opposing the administration and policies of Vladimir Putin.
4. Rick Rosner
PHOTOS: Meet Top 10 Smartest People in the World
With an exceptional IQ of 192, Rick Rosner is a famous American TV writer, who happens to also be intelligent. Other thing that is fascinating about Rosner is his work experience which includes working as a stripper, bouncer, nude model, and a roller skating model. He now writes and produces for quiz shows and for several programs that are produced by Jimmy Kimmel, including The Man Show,Crank Yankers, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
3. Ung-Yong
PHOTOS: Meet Top 10 Smartest People in the World
Even the term ‘child prodigy’ is an understatement for Ung-Yong. He displayed the signs of a future genius just when he was 6 months old. He could speak and read in Korean and other languages. His IQ score is 200.
2. Christopher Hirata
PHOTOS: Meet Top 10 Smartest People in the World
Hirata has an IQ of 225. At age 3, he entertained himself, at the grocery story, by calculating the total bill of items in his parent’s shopping cart, item-by-item, by weight,quantity, discounts, and sales tax At the age of 4, he became a part of Caltech. At just 12, he took up college level courses in physics and calculus and won a Gold Medal at International Physics Olympiad at 13 and became the youngest American to achieve that. He is currently teaching astrophysics at California Institute of Technology and he’s only 31 year’s old. Hirata deserves mention on this list for his achievement as the youngest American (at 13) to win a gold medal in the International Physics Olympiad in 1996.
1. Terence Tao
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Tao has an amazing IQ of 250! His father once told the med that at the age of two, during a family gathering, his would teach a 5-year-old child arithmetic and English. At 9, he had reached college level and obtained a master’s degree at 16. He has won several awards and is the youngest professor at UCLA. He is also one of only two children (other than Lenhard Ng) in the history of the Johns Hopkins’ Study of Exceptional Talent program to have achieved a score of 700 or more on the SAT math section while just 8 years old. Tao had a score of 760. As of 2013 Tao has written over 250 research papers and 17 books.

37 Life Lessons That Would Change Your Life!!!

dating-teacherI share these with you and hope you find inspiration as I have. Enjoy!
Top 37 Life Lessons So Far…
1. Happiness comes from within. We spend way too much of our lives looking for outside validation and approval that eludes us. Turns out, it’s been an inside job all along. Go inward.
2. Be grateful for everything. The good, the bad, the ugly. Our entire life is a precious gift. The pleasure, the pain — it’s all part of our path.
3. Subtle shifts in perception will transform your entire life. When feeling fearful, angry, hurt, simply choose to see a situation differently.
4. In being true to yourself, you can’t possibly make everybody else happy. Still, it’s better to risk being disliked for living your truth than to be loved for what you are pretending to be.
5. The world is our mirror. What we love in others is a reflection of what we love about ourselves. What upsets us about others is a strong indication of what we need to look at more closely within ourselves.
6. Everybody comes into our life for a reason. It is up to us to be open to the lesson they are meant to teach. The more someone rubs us the wrong way, the greater the lesson. Take notes.
7. Trust. In troubled times, just know that the Universe has your back and everything is going to be alright. If you’re not there yet, trust in hindsight you will understand. Your higher good is being supported, always.
8. Never take things personally. What others do is a reflection of what’s going on in their own life and probably has little or nothing to do with you.
9. A walk in nature cures a lot. Taking in some fresh air and the beautiful landscape of this earth is amazingly head-clearing, grounding, and mood-lifting. Bonus: You can learn a whole lot about life in your observation of the awesomeness which is nature.
10. Hurt people hurt people. Love them anyway. Although, it’s totally okay to love them from a distance.
You have to feel it to heal it. Bring your fears and weaknesses front and center and shine a blazing spotlight on them because the only way out is through. The hurt of facing the truth is SO worth it in the long run, I swear.
11. Perfectionism is an illusion. A painful one at that. Ease up. Strive for excellence, sure, but allow yourself room to make mistakes and permission to be happy regardless of outcome.
12. Take the blinders off. Don’t become so laser-focused on your own goals and desires that you miss out on the beauty in life and the people around you. The world is stunningly beautiful when you walk around with eyes wide open.
13. Celebrate the journey. It’s not all about the destination. Savor all of your successes, even the small ones.
14. Forgiveness is not so much about the other person. It’s about you and for you so that you can gain the peace and freedom you deserve. Forgive quickly and often.
15. We are all incredibly intuitive. When we learn to become still and listen, we can tap into some pretty amazing primal wisdom. Listen to the quiet whisper of your heart. It knows the way.
16. Let your soul shine! Be authentic. There is nobody else on this earth just like you. Step into your truth wholeheartedly and live and breathe your purpose.
17. We are powerful creators. Seriously, bad-asses. With intention, focus, and persistence — anything is possible. Know this.
18. I am full of light. You are full of light. We are all full of light. Some cast shadows on their own brightness. Be a beacon of light to others and show them the way.
19. Don’t take life too seriously! Nobody gets out alive anyway. Smile. Be goofy. Take chances. Have fun.
Surround yourself with people who love and support you. And, love and support them right back! Life is too short for anything less.
20. Learn the delicate dance. Have big beautiful dreams and vision. Chase them with much passion. But, also hold on to them all ever so lightly. Be flexible and willing to flow as life comes at you.
21. Giving is the secret to receiving. Share your wisdom, your love, your talents. Share freely and be amazed at how much beauty in life flows back to you.
22. On that note, be careful not to give too much. If you empty out your own cup completely, you will have nothing left to give. Balance is key.
23. Say “YES!” to everything that lights you up. Say “no”, unapologetically, to anything that doesn’t excite you or you don’t have the bandwidth for. Time is one of our most precious resources that we can never get back. Manage it wisely.
24. Sometimes we outgrow friendships. It doesn’t mean they’re bad or you’re bad. It just means you’re on different paths. Hold them in your heart, but when they start to hurt or hold you back, it’s time to give space or let go.
25. Fear is often a very good indicator of what we really want and need in our life. Let it be your compass and enjoy the exciting adventure it leads you on.
26. Overcoming your fears is one of the most empowering things you can ever do for yourself. You’ll prove to yourself you can truly accomplish anything! Major self-confidence booster.
27. Our bodies are our vehicle to our dreams. Treat them with love and fuel them with the best health to feel vibrant and energized. But, never obsess over image. Looks are subjective and will fade in time, anyway. Feeling good, healthy, and comfortable in our own skin is what matters most.
28. Let those that you love know it often and enthusiastically. You can never say it or show it too much. Your time, total presence, love, and genuine concern for their wellness is the greatest gift of all.
29. The present moment is where it’s at. It’s the only one promised to any of us. Learn from your past & enjoy the beautiful memories, but don’t cling or let them haunt you. And, dream big and be excited about the future, but don’t become obsessed. Love this moment, always.
30. Life is full of highs and lows. We need them both to grow to our fullest potential. Just hang on tight and enjoy the ride.
31. We are all connected as one human family. Nobody is better or worse than anyone else — just at different stages of our journeys and dealing with life the best way we know how. Recognize that the other person is you.
32. Practice daily gratitude for all the blessings in your life, large and small. Not only is this a high vibe practice that feels amazing, in practicing regularly you are creating space for even more abundance — of joy, love, health, and prosperity.
33. We are not the center of the universe, although our ego can make us feel that way at times. Step outside of that way of thinking and see the world and other people’s perspective in a whole new beautiful light.
34. the world needs more love, light, and laughter. Go be love.
35. You are the guru. For much of our lives, we have been told what do, how to think, what looks good, what “success” is. You don’t have to buy into any of it. Feel free to peel back the layers. Think for yourself. Break the mold. When you stop doing what everybody else wants you to do and start following your own intuition, you will be ridiculously happy.
In looking back at your own life, realize that every high and low is all part of your amazing story. Own it! Take cues and guidance from the universe and you will continue to go on an incredible ride as you fully step into your truth and power.
Age is just a number, but the higher it gets, the more wisdom and life experience we’ve amassed. You are never going to be younger than you are in this present moment again. So embrace it, love it, and enjoy it fully!

I’m Going Into Farming —D’Banj


Published on January 28, 2014 by   ·   No CommentsNigeria’s pop music star, D’Banj, has said that he is considering delving into full scale farming to help fight poverty and encourage many African youths to embrace agriculture as a means of livelihood.
He was also made the organisation’s face of 2014 Year of Agriculture Campaign as declared by the Africa Union.
“As a face of the ONE Organisation’s initiative to drive full participation in agriculture, I have to live by example. I am going to engage in agriculture personally to encourage millions of African youths who look up to me as a role model. I need to let them know that unlike the old stereotype of farming which was considered a punishment, modern farming on the contrary,  is a cool source of employment for many graduates,” said D’Banj.
According to him, there should be a change where many youths are expected to embrace agriculture and see it as a potentially high-yielding venture to tackle hunger and poverty on the continent.
“Agriculture is life and it is everything that we live for. It is the only way forward for us in Africa. There are many potentials we are missing out and if we could focus on it, the continent can actually feed the rest of the world,” he said.
D’Banj noted that he once tried in his own little way to tackle hunger by going into Koko Gari project not really on a large scale. But now that he is working with ONE Organisation and has been exposed to the potentials in agriculture, he is ready to get involved deeply.
Also speaking at the launch of the campaign, Camerounian-born Nde Ndifonka, Media Manager, Africa, ONE Organisation, said the organisation is keen on pushing the continent’s leaders to stop paying lip service to the funding of agriculture.
He noted that after 10 years of AU’s affirmation that African countries should devote at least 10 percent of the annual budget to agriculture, only three countries-Ghana, Burkina Faso and Benin have met the target.
Ndifonka said there should be change in paradigm and ONE is championing a petition to force the leaders to increase their funding and help tackle poverty and hunger on the continent.
He disclosed that D’Banj will lead the campaign, sign the petition and get other celebrities across Africa to sign for onward delivery to the leaders at their AU Summit coming up in June.
—Funsho Arogundade

U.K. lawmakers tell Queen to cut expenses

  @jtotoole January 28, 2014: 6:06 PM ET

queen elizabeth finances Silly hat expenditures remain robust.

The Queen may have to get her next crown at the local second-hand store.

U.K. lawmakers issued a report Tuesday criticizing the management of the British monarch's finances, calling for the Royal Household to cut expenses and improve its budget management.
"The Queen has not been served well by the Household and by the Treasury, which is responsible for effective scrutiny of the Household's financial planning and management," House of Commons MP Margaret Hodge said.
The rebuke comes as average Britons contend with harsh austerity measures aimed at shrinking the country's debt.
The British government announced a new round of spending cuts earlier this month, with the goal of slashing spending by about $100 billion over the next four years. Around half of the cuts will hit welfare programs, putting more strain on some of the country's most vulnerable residents.
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Tuesday's report noted that the Royal Household spent over $55 million in the 2012-13 budget period, exceeding its funding allocation by $3.8 million and forcing it to dip into reserves.
The lawmakers called on the palace to find cost efficiencies and do a better job of maintaining its historic properties.
"Back in March 2012, 39% of the Royal estate was assessed as below what the Household deemed to be an acceptable condition," Hodge said. "Now it is likely to be worse, with some properties in a dangerous or deteriorating condition." To top of page

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

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