Apples, oranges, bananas, grapes — most of us would be hard-pressed to find a fruit that we didn’t like. Fruits are simply not as divisive as vegetables, as they’re sweet, refreshing, and almost never leave you with bad gas in the same way that things like kale and onion can. Simply put, fruit is the best — so why have so many of us been preparing it and eating it all wrong?
That’s right: You think you know fruit, but you have no idea. The images below outline all the ways you’re messing up your beloved fruit consumption, from peeling bananas to the many uses of frozen grapes (hint: it involves wine, so it’s automatically awesome). These are all the things you didn’t know about fruit but absolutely should, so you can get on with the business of eating too much of it. Just kidding: There’s no such thing as eating too much fruit, is there?
#1. Most people will take their first bite of an apple right in the middle.
To eat it more efficiently, however, you should start from the bottom and work your way up instead of around.
Most people will take their first bite of an apple right in the middle.
#2. Slicing the tops off of strawberries can mean that you sacrifice a lot of the fruit that comes with it.
Instead, skip the knife and simply poke a straw through the bottom of the strawberry and push upwards, perfectly removing the stem.
Slicing the tops off of strawberries can mean that you sacrifice a lot of the fruit that comes with it.
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One of the things that’ll surprise you about marriage is that you actually don’t know your partner as well as you thought. This is true even if you’re best friends and even if you’re the closest person to them. You find out that they’re actually a lot stronger in certain ways and more sensitive in others.
In the end, this isn’t something to worry about. It’s impossible to share everything with someone, especially if the subject never comes up. Plus, it’s always fun getting to know more about your lover and best friend and sharing more about yourself.
This is also true when it comes to sex. As a couple, you should keep the conversation open and going. Don’t assume that you know what your partner wants (you’ll never know if their needs have changed) and don’t take it personally if you have to learn more about what pleases them in the bedroom. Communication is key here, just like with any other part of your relationship.
Below you’ll find what some wives have actually thought about sex but avoided saying out loud. Don’t be alarmed by these. They aren’t common or true for everyone, just in some cases. If you find that these may be issues in your relationship, talk about it with your partner.
#1. “Wrong hole, wrong hole!”
Your partner will probably say this one out loud. Whether it was an accident and you genuinely couldn’t tell one hole from the other or you’re trying to sneak a fast one, you should be more careful.
#2. “Did you just watch that in a porno or something?”
Moves, sounds, everything. During sex, your partner has a better view of you than you do of yourself. When you reenact things you’ve picked up from a porno, whether or not you realize it, it’s probably very obvious. And for some couples, there’s nothing wrong with that (some watch it together). We all have different things that turn us on. But yeah, it’s noticeable.
#3. “Why do you get to keep all your clothes on?”
Sometimes, one partner is completely naked while the other is partially clothed. Shoes, socks, boxers at the ankles, for example. Maybe your partner is okay with it, maybe it’s weird. Again, it depends on
#4. “Too much, just way too much!”
This one applies to kissing. It’s nice, really nice actually, to feel wanted by your partner. No wrong by that. But when you make like a hungry beast and don’t feel for whether or not your partner is responding to your appetite, then you might want to tone it down.
#5. “Can we just get it over with?”
There can be a number of reasons for this one. They could really, really want it, so much so that they want to skip the foreplay. Another reason could be that they’ve got a busy day ahead of them. When you’re married and working, time for sex can be scarce. You have to make time for it, and unfortunately, sometimes it’ll be a shorter amount of time than you want. But that’s something you can work out, so talk about it.
#6. “My ex liked doing that too.”
Ouch, this one’s probably something you’d rather not hear. We don’t know why your partner would be thinking of your ex, but it’s probably just pattern recognition if anything.
#7. “Ouch, that hurts.”
Before you start grinning about how satisfying your moves are, make sure you’re paying attention to your partner’s reactions. Go ahead and nibble here or there, but there’s a fine line between pleasure and pain.
#8. “Are we done yet?”
If you’re partner is a little more limp during sex than usual, find out why. Always make sure to check in with your partner emotionally. While there’s a chance that it’s something between the two of you, it’s also very possible that it’s something else such as family, friend, or work issues. They could’ve also had a really long day. Yes, sex is exciting but when you’re tired you’re tired.
#9. “Can you please stop talking?”
A lot of us are turned on by different sounds. The sound of our partner’s moaning or even our own. The sound of banging on the headboard. Some people like to talk dirty. But there is such a thing as too much.
#10. “Slow down, it isn’t a marathon.”
It’s important to try to match your partner’s pace as best possible. Your partner can be extremely turned on with gentle caresses throughout the body, you don’t have to go at it fast and hard. It’s almost self-gratifying to go at it that way. However, there are some people out there who prefer this kind of sex. In that case, carry on.
#11. “You can come in now.”
On the contrary, don’t be too much of a tease. Moments can pass, you know.
#12. “Can I just make a quick call?”
This is a rare and awkward one but it does happen. Perhaps there’s something on your partner’s mind and they want to clear it but need to make a phone call to do it. Chances are they won’t say so because they don’t want to ruin the moment.
#13. “But is it all the way in?”
Sometimes, the size of your penis may feel different on different occasions so your wife might wonder this. It could be the size of your erection or maybe she’s been doing her Kegel exercises, so it isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
#14. “I can do this better myself.”
Hey, it’s better than hearing that a third party can do it better. We all know our own bodies best, so there’s nothing wrong with this truth. She isn’t competing with you.
Some thoughts: Does your wife ever stimulate herself during intercourse? Invite her to do this or allow her teach you, no matter how deep you are in the relationship or marriage. Humility is key. I know, it’s hard, but you gotta do it. No pun intended.
You may find yourself in a rut when it comes to your S33Xual relationship with your partner. Couples who have been together for a long time often complain that their other half no longer tries when it comes to doing the deed. And we tend to make the assumption that men just want S33X, they only need for the word to be uttered and they are ready to go.
That is not quite the case. Males need to feel desired and wanted by their lovers. They are no different than women in many ways. They want their love life to have a little bit of sugar and spice. And just like you, they want variety in the bedroom and outside of it too.
S33X is an intimate act that is fun, so enjoy yourself while you turn your man on. Here is a list of things men want you to do to get them in the mood.
Just like he tells you how beautiful you are, he needs to hear encouraging words as well.
Men have feelings too. What body part do you love about him? His lips, eyes, legs? Whatever it is, let him know. He wants to hear you tell him.
Let’s be honest about this, he likes oral S33X. He is ready to receive anytime is offered to him.
Men love getting treated to oral S33X. Ask him what he likes, you may be surprised to find out he is not looking for some weird, fetish stuff down there. Take your time.
Don’t be shy, take the rains during love making.
Guys don’t want to do all the work. Get comfortable and confident and go on top. Variety is key here. Plus, there are times when guys don’t want to do anything, they want you to do all the work.
This is not the movie when Harry Met Sally. Be natural about what you say and how you say it.
Don’t fake loud moaning and sounds of pleasure. If you are the soft spoken type during love making, than continue making your verbal approval known that way.
He loves it when you talk dirty to him.
As long as you are not acting it out from a movie or it sounds like nothing you will ever say, talk dirty. Tell him exactly what you want and how you want it done. He loves your naughty side.
Dressing up as his favourite superhero or villain is welcome.
Getting decked out in full costume can sometimes be seen as cliché and tacky. Who cares? As long as you are both enjoying the role play, go as creative and far out as you want.
Don’t be afraid to leave the bedroom or even the house to make love.
Just make sure you are not trespassing or going somewhere you will get in trouble. Discuss where you both have always wanted to have S33X. He will be on board and excited to take the plunge with you.
Take a bath or a shower together. Take your time and lather each other up.
There is nothing more S33Xy than a steaming hot shower or a warm bath. Take your time helping each other lather up. Another benefit is that you’ll be helping conserve water by getting clean together.
Don’t just give him kisses and touches for free. Make him work for it.
You will be surprised to know that guys love to be teased. Give him a kiss and pull back. Pinch him and smile. He will be pleasantly surprised at this new side of you.
Guys are romantic as well so try to set the mood for him with flowers and candles.
This is part of the foreplay that he will love being part of. Play soft music on or choose songs from one of his favourite musician. He will be very impressed with all the work and thought put into the night.
A new controversial study revealed what the most feminine party of your body tells about your personality and why hips don’t lie.
To understand whether the diameter of the woman’s hips reflects her nature and relationships with the opposite sex, the British scientists oferred 148 women to participate in their research.
The average age of the participants were between 18 and 26 and all of the women had at least one sexual partner.
Also, they had to give answers to rather sensitive questions such as:
The age at which they lost their virginity;
The number of sexual partners they had had;
Emotional significance of sexual relationships they had had;
Then their body parameters were measured: hip circumference at the widest point and the waist circumference at its narrowest point. Hips wider than The study has found that women with wide hips are more likely to have one-night stands and more sexual partners in general. And the wider are hips the more one-night stands the woman had.
According to researches, such a phenomenon can be explained from the biological point of view, as the birth process for such women is generally easier and less traumatic than for the smaller-hipped. Whilst women with smaller hips psychologically programmed to avoid any potential fatal childbirth-related injury they eschew impermanent sexual contacts. The research is published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour.
A stunning video making the rounds on the internet has shown what looks like three suns shining over the Russian countryside.
The video has since stunned a lot of amazed viewers.
According to Daily Star UK, the footage of the so-called halo effect was captured in Russia’s second city of St Petersburg – where people were stunned by the unusual sight.
Maria Borukha, head of popular science at the Petersburg Planetarium and a current PhD student in celestial mechanics at St Petersburg State University, said the false suns were known as “sun dogs”.
She explained that they were an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of a pair of bright spots appearing on either side of the Sun.
They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season but are rarely seen as brightly as they were in the St Petersburg area.
Nikolay Zheleznov, senior researcher of the Institute of Applied Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said some halos were even more eye-catching.
“This was a regular halo and not the most spectacular type. It wasn’t a closed circle of halo,” he said.
“It is nothing but a play of light on ice crystals in cirrus clouds at an altitude of five to ten kilometres (three to six miles) above the ground.”
However, local residents certainly seemed impressed by the way they took to social media to post their images and comments on the sight.
There were also reports of the phenomenon appearing in other parts of Russia.
The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has petitioned the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) accusing the former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation; Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin for allegedly operating five foreign bank accounts as a serving legislator, Punch reports.
The group also dragged the suspended lawmaker before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) .
Ifeanyi Okonkwo, Coordinator of Anti-corruption Unit of the NYCN, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja when he presented copies of the petition to House Committee Chairman on Ethics and Privileges, Rep. Ossai Ossai.
The petition, signed by Ifeanyi Okonkwo, dated Nov. 30, 2016 was addressed to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara.
The petition was also addressed to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Malam Abubakar Malami, Chairman of CCB and the acting Chairman of EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu.
According to the petition, all the five accounts are registered under the address: 81 Cotswold Gardens, London, NW2 1PE, by Jibrin.
Details of the petition showed that the sort codes and bank accounts number are: Barclays Bank International Account, SC 204744 AC33471268; Barclays Bank Reserve Account, SC 204744 AC 43707164.
It also showed Barclays Bank Mortgage Account, SC 204744 AC 94030664; Barclays Bank Euro Currency Account SC 204744 AC 52339433 and Barclays Bank USD currency Account, SC 204744 AC 74521222.
Hardship loom prostitutes making them forcing men to have s*x with them for a plate of sadza (cornmeal) in Mataga Growth Point area of Mberengwa in Zimbabwe.
The s*x workers disclosed that they have been forced into the unusual style because they go for days without meals and business is not booming anymore.
A plate of sadza cost 40cents at Mataga Growth Point. The desperate s*x workers left guests shell-shocked when they recently hired a kombi (bus) to go and parade their services at an agricultural field day at Inyala.
“Ukatowana anokutengera sadza wototi mudzimu yandida musi iwoyo (If you find someone who buys you sadza, you have to thank your ancestral spirits for giving you a good fortune),” said Chipo Zhou popularly known as ‘Mai Nona’.
Speaking in separate interviews during a visit at Mataga the s*x workers said living conditions have become unbearable that they can now offer a one night stand just for a plate of sadza.
They said business has dwindled at Mataga due to the economic meltdown and they would sometimes sleep on empty stomachs. Further investigation shows that the s*x workers are living in squalor with five of them sharing one room and paying $10 a month each. The rooms are actually found in run-down and abandoned shops.
Their business has also been severely affected by an influx of girls who are dropping out of school because of economic hardships. The number of cross border traders who used to board a train to Mozambique at Ngungumbane about 10 km from Mataga has also sharply dropped thereby shrinking the market for s*x workers.
“We used to have a hype of business from traders at Ngungumbane but things have changed. You can board a commuter for $1 to Ngungumbane and fail to secure a client there,” said Theresa Siziba, a s*x worker.
A South African man identified as Mkhululi Mali has cried out for help from his misery.
The man who is waiting for RDP houses, a South African government intervention apartments built for the less privileged, is currently living inside a graveyard where he has been for years.
Many South African less privileged people are waiting for the intervention in the form of RDP houses from the government
The waiting list for RDP houses in Mzansi, where Mkhululi lives, is long, however the 63-year-old is waiting patiently for his house in the New Brighton Cemetery, in Port Elizabeth.
He told Daily Sun: “I was supposed to get an RDP in MK Silverton, but it has disappeared into thin air. That is why I am now living with the dead. I live and sleep among ghosts.
“We invaded this land in 1999. Some people were moved into their RDPs from 2010 onwards, but I am still awaiting my turn.
“The municipality fenced the graveyard in 2014 but my shack was already inside.
“It is not nice to live among the dead – I am having nightmares. I dream of cars chasing me and about fighting for my RDP.
“I only sleep well after I had a few drinks. Municipal officials are always promising that I will be moved soon because my name is on the waiting list. They didn’t tell me where my house will be built.
“They just encouraged me to be patient.”
Nelson Mandela Bay spokesman Mthubanzi Mniki said: “I am not aware of Mkhululi’s situation. I will speak to officials in the human settlements department and we will follow up on this matter.”
The 20s is when you actually determine and realise what life is all about. In the process of figuring out life and dealing with relationships of people around you, people end up making some of the worst mistakes in life. That said, there are some poor choices that have lasting effects, like not starting to save money, that are easily avoidable. So, here are 10 worst mistakes people make in their 20s.
1. They think education and talent are enough to become successful
High intelligence, natural talent, and degrees from elite universities are all good things to have, but they in no way guarantee that you will land a great job — and mean nothing when not paired with hard work. How you work with others and carry yourself can also turn out to be much more important in advancing your career.
2. Pursuing a paycheck instead of a passion.
In your 20s, you’re likely still finding who you really are. You’re still allowed to be a little selfish and, hopefully, you’ve got dreams. Because of this, no other time in your life will be so perfect to pursue what makes you happy and what truly energizes you over financial success (which is a crapshoot, anyway)
3. Comparing yourself to your friends and superiors.
News flash: you’ll be “figuring it out” until the day you die. Everyone you know will be figuring it out until they day they die, too. .1% of your Facebook friends may be millionaires at 24, but that doesn’t mean you’re any farther away from the finish line. We’ve all got our own paths, and you’re on yours. Don’t let the happy pictures and vacation photos give you a negative mindset; that’ll just hold you back from taking the next step.
4. Wasting time on relationships that hold you back.
We’ve all been there in one way or another — the boyfriend that doesn’t want you to travel. The girlfriend who demands more of your time away from work. The friend group that is content spending three nights a week at the same bar for years. In your 20s, it’s a good time to analyze the ROI of these relationships (the return on investment): if the relationship is bettering you, great! Stick with it. If it holds you back and keeps you from being your best, there’s no reason to stick around.
5. Thinking you are settled
Life is a journey of endless struggles. One of the worst mistakes to make in your 20s is to think you are settled in life. Getting a job that pays you well isn’t just enough. Know that navigating politics, building rapports and socialising with capable people is equally important.
6. Not saving too much
If you didn’t know this already, not saving much is perhaps the worst mistake a person can make in his 20s. Start saving right from your first salary. It will take you a long way in life.
7. Trying To Please Anyone
Pleasing everyone around you is not going to serve any purpose. You never know how long people will last in your life. Be nice to the important people and quit trying to please too many people.
8. Equating happiness with money
Another one of those worst mistakes to make in your 20s is to compare and go on to equate money with happiness. Money is not happiness. Happiness is never determined by how much money you have. Never! You’re setting yourself up for years of regret if you pursue a paycheck rather than your passion.
9. Procrastinating a lot
It can be tempting to set aside your longest-held aspirations, continually thinking that you’ll have time for them later. But then you’ll find yourself at an age where it may be too late to change careers, or go to graduate school, or start a family.
10. They give up when things get tough
Ending a serious relationship, getting fired from a job, and having your startup crash and burn can all seem life-destroying when they happen to you for the first time. But rather than giving up or aiming for a lower target the next time, you should use failures as opportunities to learn and improve yourself.
The difference in the way she touched me versus a man convinced me beyond a shadow of a doubt that women turned me on.
– Her soft lips and warm tongue were like nothing I ever experienced.