Category Archives: Top Tips

#TopTips – Dealing With Verbal Abuse

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Waddup, It’s been long since I wrote a top tips feature, anyway I hope you are great.
Being constantly talked to as if you are worthless sucks right? Verbal abuse does not only have an adverse effect on children in their formative years but also on adults too. Lets face it nobody wants to be talked to or treated like a dead beat.

If you find yourself in such a situation, not to worry I have got three tips to help ease the pain, whether its that thrash talking spouse, boss, parent or even friend you can’t get rid of

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#LivingOnABudget : 5 Tips On What To Invest Your Money In

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It is absolutely impossible to go to a restaurant and after having a full course meal you tell the waiter you want to pay with love or integrity. Regardless of how important these virtues are you can never live off them. I bet you are familiar with the phrase “Time changes,” well what was sold for 3 Ghana Cedis five years ago is probably sold at a much higher price now. As such, you must always think of new ways to double your income so can live comfortably no matter how low your income is.

Here are my top 5 tips on what to invest your money in for all my people living on a budget.

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Top Tips: How To Avoid Leading People On / How to Say No

Screenshot_2013-06-19-01-00-32-1As humans we always have the tendency to someway somehow try to please others. Whether its your friend asking for a favor you know you are incapable of handling but you say yes only for you cancel at the very last minute or that guy or girl who is interested in you but you know there is not a chance in hell you would like to date him or her but you still lead them on. Saying not interested or no is not a taboo especially if its said in a polite manner. Today I have top three tips on how to say no or how to avoid leading people on. Continue reading Top Tips: How To Avoid Leading People On / How to Say No

Top Tips: Living Alone/Dealing With Loneliness

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Hey guys who missed? I have joined the “corporate world” now and the nine to five blues is just making me go gaga.  Anyway enough about my problems, today on top tips we are going to talk about living alone/dealing with loneliness (I couldn’t figure out which one I should settle for). You tend to find people in toxic relationships just because they claim they cannot be by themselves, I find that to be errrm what’s the most polite word….very silly. Last time I checked caskets never came with bunk beds.  Don’t get me wrong we all need somebody but not when that person is detrimental to your health.

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Top Tips: What You Need To Know About Ebola

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For the past four, five, six, heck I cannot even remember how many weeks but everytime I turn on my tv or radio there is always talks about Ebola this and Ebola that. I even read an article that claimed a doctor at Korle-Bu teaching hospital said he and his colleagues will flee if Ebola patients reported at the infirmary.

So before we ever get to the stage of doctors running for their lives, here are few tips on preventive measures, transmission, signs and symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus.

Signs & Symptoms

First symptoms include: fever, sore throat, muscle pain and intense weakness (and errrm don’t go gaga if you are suffering from any of these symptoms, it just might not be the deadly virus)

This is followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding.

Transmission

Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and indirect contact with environments contaminated with such fluids. Burial ceremonies in which mourners have direct contact with the body of the deceased person can also play a role in the transmission of Ebola. Men who have recovered from the disease can still transmit the virus through their semen for up to 7 weeks after recovery from illness.

Health care workers have  reported cases of infection passed on from the handling of infected chimpanzees, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines,gorillas and fruit bats. Pig farms can help to multiply infection rates if they are situated near fruit bat colonies, since the pigs carry the virus without symptoms and can pass it on to humans.

Preventive Measures

Well since there is no cure or vaccine the least anyone can do is:

Wash hands regularly and practice good hygiene.

Animal products including: blood and meat should be thoroughly cooked before consumption.

Gloves and appropriate personal protective equipment should be worn when taking care of ill patients at home.  Again, regular hand washing is required after visiting patients in hospital, as well as after taking care of patients at home.

Finally as cliche as it may sound, “prayer answers all” so to all my believers, lets get on our knees and hopefully this deadly virus would die out soon.

 

Source: WHO

 

 

Top Tips: Dealing With Stress

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Okay so whether it is that annoying boss, roommate or even an upcoming exam, I would like to assume we have all dealt with stressful situations one way or the other. If you have never been stressed, well then congratulations on being the real life version of superman. Anyway today I give you my top three tips on dealing with stress.

1. Get Organized

Some of you or should I say some of us tend to wait till the last minute before we deal with tasks and everybody knows how that ends up.  Soo how about you get a diary and no its not 1996 where you write who you shagged or what you had for dinner but write the list of things you have to do for the week and prioritize. Remember to be realistic with your goals, some things cannot be magically accomplished within a short period of time. My advice is, the most difficult ones should be done first, in that way you can have time to do other things with your life. Do not get worked up when you cannot achieve all your goals at a ago. Some wise guy once said “It takes 13 hours to build a Toyota and 6 months to build a Rolls Royce” Whether that is true or not, well I would have to get back to you on that one.

2. Do something you love

So you just lost your job, that twat says he/she doesn’t love you anymore, your parents are stressing you with marriage, you are dealing with weight issues I could go on and on but I rather not. But doing the things you love tends to take your mind off soo many unpleasant things. It could be errrrm you enrolling in a karate class 🙂 listening to music, traveling, it may not be to Tokyo or anything. Then again if you can afford it then yassssss, if not you can go on a road trip or visit your relatives in the village (that’s if they are friendly). Either way one thing I can assure you is that your mind would definitely be at ease.

3. Be Positive

Being pessimistic would get you nowhere, you would just end up sad,envious and always bitter. By any means do stay away from negative people they are just a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. Whenever you find yourself in a stressful situation just remember it is not the end of the world and I know it may be easier said than done but the guy who lost his life last night would kill to be in shoes right now. So remember positive thoughts only.

 

Top 3 Tips: How to Control Impulse Buying

 

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I am no financial expert but I sure do know what it feels like to see that beautiful dress on sale and you instantly want to buy it at all cost.

Most ladies including myself can testify to the fact that we tend to buy things we do not necessarily need. Heck I use to come across things in my closet that I could not even remember when I bought them and what that the hell I was thinking at the time. (I am still trying to figure out why I own a feather looking earring)

Does anyone go through that phase during a new year or new month where you tell yourself Oh lawd! this year, I am going to make sure I save every month so that by the end of…………….. Blah blah blah. We all know without determination and effort those words become total B.S

Soooo my dear if you are one of those that cannot say no to new clothes, new shoes, new hair extensions, new whatever then I have three tips to help you take baby steps in order to save some money for the future.

First step, when leaving your house make sure you have just enough money for your daily expenses. This may sound like general knowledge or common sense but most people tend to carry more than they averagely spend on a daily basis. If you spend ten Ghana cedis a day, then the most you should have on you should be fifteen cedis. In that way,when walking past that boutique and you are tempted to buy that shirt on display, your wallet would give you a quick reminder that  “honey, not today.” I know there are some impulse buyers that are always searching for the nearest atm machine to cash out and buy something less important. How do you feel when you see your account balance? Try to think of your atm card as only for necessities or an emergency. That expensive dinner or wrist watch is not a necessity you can definitely live without it. At all cost avoid asking your friend or colleague for money during such situations, he may be your friend for years but he sure is judging you in his mind every time you start with the phrase “Oh please can I borrow some money”  Don’t ask me how I know I just do okay. If you are that kind of person please stop.

The next tip is for my online shoppers, If you buy things on impulse, then you probably do not want to be saving your credit card information for the next purchase. Yes it is easier and quicker but you would most likely save a lot. Imagine a scenario where you  are browsing online and you come across this beautiful chain you can very well do without , before you decide to reach out and get your credit card and type in your details you would have hopefully talked yourself out of it,especially if you are a lazy bee like me.

The last and final tip. STAY HOME! This is for all of you who have no job or not enough zeros in your bank account but you always want to party every weekend.  The next time a friend calls you and says “Yo today is Friday turn down for what?” Well just know it would not hurt to skip that outing. You would be surprised how much money you can save from fuel, tequila shots and all other toxins most of us try to force into our bellies every weekend.

Anyway, with that being said if you work hard for your money and you want to splurge once in while then go ahead. But if you are young just like me who is still struggling to save and you have property or and you always want to buy every nice thing you see  then well…….