A Nigerian’s culture shock with tech in China

09 December 2019
A Nigerian’s culture shock with tech in China

You shouldn’t be able to text anyone in China on WhatsApp, ever. That’s because the government blocks social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. And anything connected...

How Daura serves as de facto seat of power under Buhari

08 December 2019
How Daura serves as de facto seat of power under Buhari

Daura, the country home of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State, is gradually becoming an alternative seat of power under the current administration. Aside from the Presidential Villa in Abuja,...

I’m a surgeon. Here’s what happened when I held my patient’s hand and prayed for her

08 December 2019
I’m a surgeon. Here’s what happened when I held my patient’s hand and prayed for her

Several years ago, my business hit rock bottom. As a young, traditionally trained surgeon, I was taught the old surgery adage: “To cut is to cure.” Following this mantra early...

My wife’s enemies are now my enemies, too

08 December 2019
My wife’s enemies are now my enemies, too

Josh Gondelman No one tells you about the other in-laws you acquire when you get married. Until about five years ago, I got along with basically everyone. Sometimes, I knew,...

NATO is finally talking about China, and there are 3 big problems it has to address

07 December 2019
NATO is finally talking about China, and there are 3 big problems it has to address

NATO leaders gathered in London this week for a summit marking the alliance's 70th anniversary. Many of the longstanding problems facing the alliance were under discussion, but the agenda also...

8 ways to recognise when it's time to break up with your friends

07 December 2019
8 ways to recognise when it's time to break up with your friends

Breaking up; letting go; cutting ties — no matter how you phrase it, ending a friendship is never easy. Thanks to the doubt and anxiety that usually tags along with...

7 wars that defined the decade and changed how we fight around the world

05 December 2019
7 wars that defined the decade and changed how we fight around the world

The past decade has tested military alliances and brought on threats few could have imagined. ISIS's use of social media to recruit fighters and disseminate propaganda was unprecedented, Philippines President...

The revolutionary Left in Africa - Adam Mayer

21 November 2019
The revolutionary Left in Africa - Adam Mayer

In a report on a recent conference in Dakar on the Revolutionary Left in sub-Saharan Africa, Adam Mayer celebrates a gathering of activists and researchers, which could not have been...

Self-leadership is the new self-care: Why this ritual is your secret to success

18 November 2019
Self-leadership is the new self-care: Why this ritual is your secret to success

Shelley Zalis If you’ve ever been on a plane, you’ve heard the following from flight attendants: In the event of an emergency, put your own oxygen mask on first. I’ve...

Shocking truth on how hand sanitizer negatively affects health

16 November 2019
Shocking truth on how hand sanitizer negatively affects health

Hand sanitizers, that small bottle that advertises itself to kill 99.9 percent of bacteria on your hands with just a few drops. They’re everywhere these days, and chances are, you...

Is your perfume ageing your skin faster than it should?

16 November 2019
Is your perfume ageing your skin faster than it should?

We’re very much into looking after our skin, but is perfume ageing our skin much faster than it should? The fragrances we love to wear not only give us pleasure,...

Sometimes find it difficult to sleep? Follow this military procedure for falling asleep in two mins

10 November 2019
Sometimes find it difficult to sleep? Follow this military procedure for falling asleep in two mins

Getting a good night's sleep is absolutely crucial to being in peak shape the following morning. And no on knows that better than the U.S. Army. Given the potentially deadly...

Psychologists explain how colors affect human emotion and behavior

09 November 2019
Psychologists explain how colors affect human emotion and behavior

Oscar Wilde once said, “Mere color can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” And he may have not known how right he was. Have you ever felt...

'I was kidnapped and now only travel by train'

07 November 2019
'I was kidnapped and now only travel by train'

To avoid Nigeria's notorious kidnapping gangs thousands of commuters pack on to trains each day between the capital, Abuja, and the city of Kaduna. Mannir Awal Addo, a trader in...

This is why we eat more around friends

03 November 2019
This is why we eat more around friends

The amount of food people eat tends to be profoundly influenced by the company they share while taking their meal, and may be linked to evolutionary psychology, a study led...

5 qualities that set truly great leaders apart from everyone else

31 October 2019
5 qualities that set truly great leaders apart from everyone else

The best leaders are superior communicators. Storytelling. Great founders are able to articulate the story of their company and its mission, and the story of themselves, to employees, investors, and...

7 hard lessons the most successful people master early in life

30 October 2019
7 hard lessons the most successful people master early in life

1. It's okay to ask for advice Sometimes we let our fear of looking unprepared or ill-informed keep us from asking for help. But the secret is out: more often...

Ambushed, about to be executed: How Obasanjo, 59 years after, was immortalised in Congo - Festus Adedayo

28 October 2019
Ambushed, about to be executed: How Obasanjo, 59 years after, was immortalised in Congo - Festus Adedayo

The Belgian colonizers had literally plundered Congo, leaving the Central African country in a state of ruins. At its attainment of independence in 1960, the ruins bequeathed by the Belgians...

Coffee has some serious health benefits - and we'll drink to that

26 October 2019
Coffee has some serious health benefits - and we'll drink to that

Everyone loves coffee (well, almost everyone). It's the third most consumed beverage in the world (behind water and tea). Some people are hooked on it for the energy boost, others...

Why would people from China, the world's second-biggest economy, risk their lives to enter the UK?

25 October 2019
Why would people from China, the world's second-biggest economy, risk their lives to enter the UK?

The deaths of 39 Chinese people found in a truck in a UK industrial park this week has sparked horror and revulsion around the world. Little has been publicly revealed...

Eating home-cooked meals makes you less likely to develop cancer, infertility. This is why

25 October 2019
Eating home-cooked meals makes you less likely to develop cancer, infertility. This is why

A new study suggests that making your own meals protects you from toxic ‘forever chemicals’ linked to reproductive and immunity problems and cancer. Scientists at Silent Spring Institute found that...

The 7 rules for fighting a 'just war'

21 October 2019
The 7 rules for fighting a 'just war'

While no war is good, there are often reasons for them to be fought. Over the years, some principles have emerged by which some wars can be considered "just." Countries...

Expert reveals how alcohol ages the skin, causing lines and dullness

20 October 2019
Expert reveals how alcohol ages the skin, causing lines and dullness

A top facialist reveals why a few glasses of wine can age your face dramatically and how you you can correct these signs with some quick tricks. Katie White, from...

The Buhari saga: Is the wedding still on the cards? Here’s the developing story

19 October 2019
The Buhari saga: Is the wedding still on the cards? Here’s the developing story

Nigeria's first family, the Buharis, are embroiled in a still developing story resembling one of Nollywood's many Sunday evening soap operas. It is a story about the president purportedly taking...

Should you eat before or after exercise in the morning? Here’s what science advises

19 October 2019
Should you eat before or after exercise in the morning? Here’s what science advises

The debate has raged for years. The eat-first camp says food before exercise boosts blood sugars, giving the body fuel to increase the intensity and length of a workout. It...

7 toxic behaviors that show low emotional intelligence

18 October 2019
7 toxic behaviors that show low emotional intelligence

Bill Murphy Jr Emotional intelligence, or the ability to be aware of other people's feelings, is a vital part of any relationship. Some people display their lack of emotional intelligence...

Surround yourself with these 4 types of people to become more successful

16 October 2019
Surround yourself with these 4 types of people to become more successful

Surrounding yourself with the right type of people can help success come more naturally to you than being around those who might hold you back. Keep close people with big...

China's biggest military weakness is the US' biggest strength

15 October 2019
China's biggest military weakness is the US' biggest strength

China has spent years modernizing and expanding its military. But China's military, like the US military on the eve of World War II, is missing a crucial kind of experience....

What do your eyes say about your health? These are the signs you need to be aware of

13 October 2019
What do your eyes say about your health? These are the signs you need to be aware of

Eye doctors have revealed the optical symptoms that signal various health issues in your body. Simple changes in your eyes can indicate a range of serious health and lifestyle problems...

How fast you walk is a sign of your physical and mental health - Study

12 October 2019
How fast you walk is a sign of your physical and mental health - Study

How fast people walk in their 40s is a sign of how much their brains, as well as their bodies, are ageing, scientists have suggested. Using a simple test of...

Two thirds of women feel too embarrassed to accept a compliment - Report

10 October 2019
Two thirds of women feel too embarrassed to accept a compliment - Report

Two thirds of women feel too embarrassed to accept a compliment, with those coming from strangers or work colleagues even provoking wariness and suspicion, a new study has revealed. Eight...

Why diets don’t yield same results for everyone

09 October 2019
Why diets don’t yield same results for everyone

Have you ever tried dieting before? If you’re in your mid-20s to early 30s and have decided to lead a healthier lifestyle at some point, then you probably had. And...

Does drinking lemon water actually have any health benefits?

07 October 2019
Does drinking lemon water actually have any health benefits?

Here's what happened when one writer drank two cups a day for two weeks. Humans have been experimenting with tonics since the beginning of time. From the fountain of youth...

How to make someone like you in under 5 minutes

06 October 2019
How to make someone like you in under 5 minutes

Debra Roberts The need to be liked is a fundamentally human one. And people do business with people that they like. Employers should be teaching with their employees about the...

Farewell, my beloved BlackBerry. We put up a good fight - Allan Ripp

06 October 2019
Farewell, my beloved BlackBerry. We put up a good fight - Allan Ripp

I was late to the smartphone party, acquiring my first BlackBerry around 2011, four years after Apple upended mobile communications with its first iPhone. Steve Jobs got everyone screen-tapping and...

Why aren't we living longer?

05 October 2019
Why aren't we living longer?

For the best part of two centuries people's life expectancy has been improving at a pretty rapid and consistent rate. In the 1840s people did not live much past 40...

Want to live longer? Science says to do these 5 things

05 October 2019
Want to live longer? Science says to do these 5 things

When it comes to staying healthy, most people have the same motivation: living as long and fulfilling a life as possible. And while science has yet to find a true...

The story behind the biggest crocodile ever caught

05 October 2019
The story behind the biggest crocodile ever caught

A struggling immigrant family's lives were changed forever when the glamorous matriarch picked up a rifle and shot a crocodile between the eyes. Krystyna 'Krys' Pawlowski had no choice but...

How brain forgets useless memories - Report

04 October 2019
How brain forgets useless memories - Report

Brain cells work to actively forget memories during a specific phase of sleep. That's according to scientists, who hope their research could help to deepen our understanding of Alzheimer's disease....

Do you often forget things? This is how you can improve your recollection skills

01 October 2019
Do you often forget things? This is how you can improve your recollection skills

How many times have you met somebody for the first time, only to forget their name within seconds of them introducing themselves? It's a frustrating (and embarrassing) situation many of...