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Improve The Quality Of Your Sleep With These 10 Simple Tips

In a perfect world, we’d all get the sleep we know we need in order to help our bodies and minds function at optimum levels. The reality though, paints a picture of a whole different story. With life’s stresses, tight work deadlines, and the ever-present smartphone found in most bedrooms these days, it can seem impossible to get a good night’s sleep.

 

Instead of focusing on a wake-up call set an alarm to go to sleep

Most of us wish we could just get to bed a little earlier, and the truth is, most of us need a solid reminder to get us to hit the hay. Star making a habit out of setting an alarm to go to sleep, and then make sure that you follow the prompt, and ease into a gentle bedtime routine when the clock sounds.

 

Try bed socks. Seriously!

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We know that the pair of fluffy bed socks that your mom gave you last Christmas doesn’t look particularly sexy, but wearing them can really help improve the quality of your sleep. This post shows just how beneficial it can be to keep your feet and hands warm when going to bed; it’ll help you fall asleep faster.

 

Dim things down.

You’ve probably heard this before, but artificial light in your bedroom can disrupt your sleep cycle. Something as simple as an alarm clock can negatively impact your sleep quality, so make sure you ban artificial light from the bedroom. If it’s totally impossible to achieve, consider wearing a pair of eye-masks to bed.

 

Prioritize the exercise idea

According to a study done in 2013 by the National Sleep Foundation, people that work out on a regular basis tend to get the best shut eye at night. All you need is a few minutes of aerobic exercise to help boost the quality of your shut-eye sessions.

 

Downsize your dinner servings

Our bodies just don’t do as well as we think they might with digesting food when it’s time for bed. Eating a big, hearty dinner meal can have a bad effect on the quality of your sleep, so try to make dinner your smallest meal of the day.

 

Make sure your bedroom is sound-approved

While noises like ticking watches can keep you out of lalaland, keeping things too quiet in the bedroom can also keep you up at night. You can always try using a white noise machine in your room to ensure that the sound quality is perfectly adjusted for quality sleep.

 

Set out special time to process your day

We all know what it feels like to lay in bed, stressing over things that happened during the day, or planning what we’re supposed to get up to the next day. It’s critical that you set aside some special time to process what happened during your day BEFORE you head off to bed. This can include making a list of what needs to be done in the morning, and just decluttering your mind of all the thoughts that have been whirling around up there throughout the day.

 

Get your Ohm on

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Whether you’re into yoga, prayer, or a quick meditation session before bed, these tactics can help you wind down and prepare your body for a good night’s sleep. Participating in these relaxing activities may be able to slow down your breathing and calm your heart rate, which assists the body in falling asleep faster.

 

Wind down in a warm bath

By warm, we’re not implying that you should soak in a bathtub that feels like you’re in boiling water. When you soak in a warm bath for a few minutes, the water temperature increases your body heat. After you get out of the tub, your body will be instantly cooled, which replicates the natural process that your body goes through as it prepares for snooze time. A warm bath before bed doesn’t seem like just an old wives tale anymore!

 

Invest in a good pillow

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Dust mites, those nasty critters that accumulate on your sheets and pillows, have a tendency to cause allergic reactions in some people, which may seriously disrupt your sleep. You’ll end up having sounder sleep cycles, with brighter mornings if you stick to replacing your pillow every 12 to 18 months.

 

Have any tricks for improving the quality of your sleep? Share your comments below!

 


Written by Megan. Megan is a DIY health & beauty addict. She’s committed to making her itsy-bitsy apartment chemical free and her diet as unprocessed as possible. You can find her work at Gold Mountain Beauty

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7 Things You’ll Fall In Love With When You’re Shipped Back To Nigeria

Yeah, just in case you didn’t know yet, Donald-duck face-Trump is going to be the 45th President of the United States of America. It wasn’t like there was a better candidate, or wait, was there a better candidate? Someone who isn’t racist, who isn’t a bigot, who has years of political experience, someone who isn’t going on trial for rape? I don’t think so, because if there was, Americans are sensible people and would have voted for that person.

But that’s not why I’m here. Well Trump told everybody he was going to take back America for the American people, which means all you foreigners can get the hell out as he intends to “Make America Great Again”.

In layman terms, he’s shipping your asses back to your countries. I know this might seem gloomy and sad but here’s a list of things you’ll fall in love with from the moment your ship arrives in Apapa with your ‘bruv and innit’ accent.

 

Jollof rice

I had to get this out of the way real quick, is the thought of eating Jollof rice when you want, where you want, not enough reason for you to get on that ship by without Trump forcing you?

 

Viewing Centres

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This is for the people who like football, yeah I know watching football in your air-conditioned living room on your wide screen HD TV is mad but how about watching it in a place where the person next to you is more likely to break your head with a bottle than hug you when celebrating a goal? Exhilarating eh?

 

Escape 

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No, I’m not talking about escaping Trump’s bigotry, I’m talking about the night club. Have you really clubbed if you have never been to escape? The exchange rate is still crazy and I’m assuming Trump will allow you to take your savings when you leave, so you should have no problem shutting down escape with just a few dollars.

 

Traffic

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Have you ever spent over an hour in a traffic in which your house is right in your view? Need I say more? If the yellow buses don't make you feel at home then nothing can... Get prepared for all the "smells" though.

 

Fully cooked meat

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This is the second thing that has to do with food that is making this list, but what is more important than food? I’m not talking about the rare steak where you can still taste the blood of the animal or the unseasoned chicken that tastes like rubber, I’m talking about the well-cooked meat that is seasoned with Know chicken that your neighbour from the three blocks away can perceive the aroma, yup that one.

 

Insults

I’m not talking about your mama jokes type of insults, I’m talking about ‘Oloriburuku-Oloshi-mashanfani-ayiri-oniranu’ all said in one breath type of insults. People insult you here just because, it is nothing personal. They can buy you Orijin immediately after. Fascinating, right?

 

The people

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You have dollars to spend so naturally, we will like you. Nigerians are a great people, they’re funny, they’re accommodating, and they see the best in people, so you shouldn’t have a hard time settling in.

 


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‘Lucifer’ Steals Nine Extra Episodes On Its Way To Yet Another Season Renewal

The Devil has taken one step further in spreading his gospel by picking up a season renewal off Fox.

Variety reports the show played by the charming Tom Ellis which is just 6 episodes into its second season has been given a nod for a third instalment as well as nine extra episodes of runway.

Lucifer which stars Tom Ellis as the witty, self-indulging and charming prince of darkness who got bored of following his dad’s rules and decided to come to LA where he works hours solving murder cases has been welcome quite alright since its commencement earlier this year.

The Tv show isn’t too big on ratings and we are well aware of that but its sophomore season has proven to be just enough for showrunners Joe Henderson, Ildy Modrovich and director Len Wiseman to press for an early renewal which the network eventually gave in to.

Lucifer continues to deliver, with great blasts of dark humor and ambitious storytelling. The show has turned out to be a true wicked pleasure, the perfect companion to Gotham, and we couldn’t be more pleased to order these nine additional episodes.” said Fox entertainment president David Madden after the renewal.

While the far future might not look too promising, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman have good reason to be excited even as much as the rest of us, especially after the kind of episode we saw on Monday.


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We Can’t Wait To Find Out The Future Of Linda Ikeji’s Social Networking Platform

Can one become a tech entrepreneur without knowing how to write code? Linda Ikeji has perhaps just given the perfect answer to this question. The buzz about “LIS” has been on for a while now but how will I know? – I happen to avoid Linda Ikeji’s blog like a plague.

Linda Ikeji launched her very own social Networking platform yesterday and she’s calling it Linda Ikeji Social. LIS isn’t just another Nairaland or Naijapals, it is a platform much like Facebook, Path, and Twitter but with an advantage of direct wealth creation through a few mechanisms. According to Linda Ikeji, she is sharing some of her money with users.

Anyhoo, after a lot of hesitation, I decided to sign up. Mostly for the sake of a review if I’m going to be honest. The platform seems to run really well before you sign up. But just after you get in, everything becomes so unappealing, tasteless and if I may say “rushed”. I wouldn’t be too critical of LIS yet though, the money-making part of it is what will bring people on board, 100% sure about that.

So let’s get into a few things we’ve learned so far

Your homepage displays the menu tab on the extreme left, and moving right, you have the main section subdivided into News and Activities.

If you notice clearly, the News section takes its feed directly from the Linda Ikeji blog which made me realize what her plan probably is – to slowly shift her fan base to this new platform and kill off the blog.

 

Just after that is something of a shopping section which I really don’t understand yet. Who sells these items? Linda? Konga? Jumia? DealDey? If these are from users to other users, who is to tell the authenticity of these products? Or is this OLX Social?

How do you make money off this?

If you have the patience, watch Linda explain all there is in this 10-minute-long video.

 

If you don’t, here is the gist… If you have exclusive stories with attachments, you can submit them and get paid 1,000 for every successful entry. According to Aunty Linda, you can make as much as 10,000 every day if you desire – I Don’t suppose it’s that easy though.

If you manage to get up to 50,000 users following your page, you get an ad slot for page which will entitle you to 20% of whatever the ad placer pays – Who’s to know exactly how much though? If you get 100,000 followers, you get 2 ad slots.

 

So what do we make of LIS?

Is it just blue facebook?

 

A simple Photoshop trick says YES.

Some think it is “revolutionary”

 

Wait till they start charging money for verification badges

 

 

While this seems like a perfectly great idea, have start-ups gone past the age of starting slowly before incorporating more complex ideas like wallet management, direct social network shopping, etc? You never know. This looks like a lot to manage but if anyone can do it, Linda can… She perhaps still runs her blog under-staffed after all.

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Falz and Simi? Simi and Adekunle Gold? -- A Love Triangle We Can't Seem To Understand

What’s going on with Simi and Falz? And where does Adekunle Gold fall in this equation?

Brethren, like it or not as Nigerians we all have been racking our brains for a while now trying to find the answer to this imperative ‘jamb question’-- ‘Are Simi and Falz an item? No doubt we’ve all noticed the ‘chemistry’ between these two and recently the pair debuted a couple of wedding themed photos which had the entire nation even more excited about their supposed love. The pictures spent no time in causing social media uproar.

Some unauthentic sources claimed the pictures were from their pre wedding shoot. Days later however, the duo announced that the pictures were actually promo for their upcoming EP ‘Chemistry’. Even after their announcement twitter was still not letting go of the false buzz. Instead they had as much fun with it as they could. Memes upon memes were tweeted and some of them are admittedly hilarious.

          

The pair was even tagged as the official sweethearts of the Nigerian music industry. However, according to many sources, Simi and Adekunle Gold are currently in a solid 5 year relationship. So what’s the dealio? Are Falz and Simi pulling a ‘Jhene Aiko and Big Sean’? Does this mean there's trouble in paradise for Simi and Adekunle Gold? And if not, how is Adekunle Gold comfortable with all this? There are so many questions we need answers to!

 

Folarin Falana who goes by his popular stage name ‘Falz the Bahd Guy’ quickly rose to fame after his popular ‘ello bae’ skits on Instagram. Eventually we got to know him better as a rapper and he blew our minds with many hits like ‘Karashika’ and ‘Marry Me’. He later collaborated with Simi for the hit ‘Jamb Question’ and then did it again with ‘Soldier’, now they have an EP called ‘Chemistry’. Jhene Aiko and Big Sean also have an EP… hmm is this a sign? Nevertheless these two undoubtedly make crazily beautiful music.

All of their songs amazing in their own rights have caused the media to ask a lot of questions. Are they dating? One might argue that the reason these two are always seen around each other is because of their multiple musical collaborations however, it can only explain their ‘chemistry’—yes I did it again, sue me. Lol—to an extent. These two seem to genuinely love each other’s company. They are constantly filmed and photographed together laughing and having fun. You would most likely see the pair headlining events together rather than separately. So, are they friends with benefits or is it all strictly business between the two songbirds? This question begs for an answer most especially because Simi is rumored to be YBNL-signed Adekunle Gold’s bae. You just read that last word in Falz’s voice didn’t you? LOL.

Well, according to thenet.ng, Adekunle Gold and Simi have been dating for a quite a while. Multiple sources report that their relationship started way before either of them were in the public eye.  If you’ve listened to Adekunle’s GOLD Album—if you haven’t you should, it’s fantastic!—you probably heard Simi’s vocals as backup for most of the songs and you’ll notice that she was the only feature on his entire album. Their song ‘No Forget’ is just as electric as any Simi & Falz song there is. Simi, who is a master of mixing tracks, also mixed every song on his album apart from one. But this is not enough proof that the pair are an item, yet alone 5 years deep in a relationship.  There is really no solid evidence that Adekunle and Simi are dating or even ever dated.  They’ve been photographed here and there but, it’s all still a little sketchy. If they are really together then these two are about the two sneakiest pair in the entertainment industry. Lowkey is definitely an understatement.

    When addressing dating rumours, Simi is never direct; rather, she prefers to have a little fun with it. A fan asked her earlier this year if she was one of Adekunle Gold’s ‘former ex-girlfriends’ and this was her response;

Present ex-wife?....hmm, well she didn’t say they were never together right? Uhh! Still so confused. Simi we need answers!

Dear Simi,

Please shed some light on your ever-so-secret love life so that all of us Nigerians can finally get a good night’s rest.  Forever your loving fan, Adeyinka.

Adekunle and Simi are almost never seen in public together unlike Simi and Falz who are in the spotlight at almost every opportunity. There are  photos of the two before major fame, but none now that they’re both huge stars. Falz is a frequent guest star on Simi’s snapchat likewise, Simi is usually on his. Recently it was Falz’s birthday and Simi took to Instagram to congratulate her friend and fellow artiste by posting a picture of their performance together at ‘Industry Nite’

Yet another ‘close’ picture of the pair together.

Thenet.ng reports that Simi and Adekunle are tighter than a knot despite all of the speculations.  A source for thenet.ng said “Even now that Adekunle is on tour in US, his car is with Simi and she still goes to his house. She’s just good friends with Falz nothing more. Just so you know, Simi mixed and mastered Adekunle Gold’s album, if they aren’t cool together will she do that?”

Whatever the situation may be, it appears Adekunle strongly supports his boo despite the social media ruckus, tweeting the cover of the duo’s EP.

The cover features a topless Simi and also a shirtless Falz. One might say that for ‘just friends’ Simi and Falz are dangerously close in this picture. Ello, Mr. Falana why har yew so clozz to harnoder man’s bae? Please endeavor to shift back. The measure of closeness between you two could fuel an atomic bomb!—you get it? Cause their EP is called Chemistry? No ? I get, I get it. I’m Boron…..LOL. Okay I’m done.

Might this ‘love triangle’ just be a parallel line we’ve all misjudged? Who knows? Maybe Simi isn’t even dating either of them.  All we can say is, we hope whomever any of the three ends up with gives them a lot of joy and makes them happy.

 

Scenes in a not-ever-going-to-happen-reality

Adekunle to Simi: orente, iyawo mi. (orente by Adekunle Gold)

Falz to Simi: Ello bae. (ello bae by Falz)

Adekunle to Falz: Ello what? There’s a man for every woman and a woman for every man, na so dey talk. Go find your own. (Ready by Adekunle Gold)

Simi to Adekunle:  Adekunle. Falz and I can’t explain it but, we have chemistry. I’m sorry but you know this love thing. Love don’t care, who you be, where you dey from. Love don’t care at all. (Love Don’t Care by Simi)

Adekunle to Simi: but Simi, I love you die, I need you die, baby mi jo, please come be my wife. (Sade by Adekunle Gold)

Falz to Simi: can’t wait for the first child when we do christening .  (Enough by Falz & Simi).

Adekunle: ahh, my heart can’t take this anymore. Mo ti gbiyanju, mi o mu m’ora mo oh. E ba mi pe Nurse Alabere. (Nurse Alabere by Adekunle Gold)

 

 

 

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Do's and Don'ts of getting the girl

Ever meet a girl you really liked but didn’t know how to ask her out on or even if you managed to ask her out didn’t know what to do or say on this date? Say no more, we’ve got you covered!

Going on dates or asking a girl out is sometimes well, usually awkward.  But here are some tips to help you get that date and give her a reason to want a second one.

Asking Her Out

Confidence is key

When asking a girl out on a date, it is important to ooze confidence. Being confident is really a way of letting her know you know what you want, and that’s her. It gives her the perception that you are assertive and women like assertive men.

  • Being confident in such situations can prove to be difficult at times. Confidence can sometimes boost with a different look or appearance. So if you need to throw on some nice looking shoes to put a little kick in your step, then what are you waiting for? But solid confidence comes from believing in your inner awesomeness (yes, we all have an inner awesomeness. Don’t doubt for a second that you are anything short of amazing).
  • Also, remember you want to ooze confidence not cockiness. Smooth and efficient like Christian Grey not lousy and a douche like Kanye West. That cocky attitude Kanye has may have worked on Kim but for the average girl it’s a major turn-off (also, don’t whip her, Christian Grey is not exactly a great role model when it comes to dating and relationships. You’ll thank me later.)

First Impression Counts

If you’re working on asking a girl out the impression she makes of you will most likely determine if she’s interested in you or not. You might be a beautiful clean-cut diamond deep inside but she’s not going to notice that if you’re covered in dirt, metaphorically speaking of course. Forming an impression involves a number of things but generally has to do with appearance. Dress sense, hygiene(smell), manner of approach, the way you carry yourself (confidence)are also factors that determine if she’ll look at you as her prince charming or a swamp frog.

 

Dress Sense

If you’re one of those guys who wear a pink blazer, orange trousers and green shoes and thinks he’s colour-blocking or somehow has a fantastic fashion sense, this is some tough love but please stop it. No girl wants to date a guy who looks like a character from “Dora the Explorer”. You don’t necessarily have to kill it in the fashion department all the time, but she wants to know that if you two are out on a date and mistakenly bump into one of her friends, her boyfriend being you won’t be the laughing stock of Saturday afternoon gossip with girls. Looking good is good business or in this case looking good is good for getting the girl.

  • A lot of guys usually slack off in the dressing department. Don’t do this. If the girl is putting effort in what she looks like then you need to do the same as well.
  • Your pants should be one place and one place only, your waist.
  • Always wear a belt guys. MAJOR KEY.

 

Hygiene

Though she may not mention it what you smell like is actually very important. Every girl wants to snuggle a guy who smells nice all the time. Smelling nice is combination of good hygiene and nice cologne. So bathe regularly, brush your teeth, wear deodorant and put on some nice smelling cologne. No girl wants to date a guy who smells like sweat half of the time.

  • Invest in nice cologne. When you smell good you’ve done half of the work of convincing her to date you already.
  • Mouth hygiene is just as important as important as smelling nice. Your 50 grand cologne won’t cover up the fish smell from what you had for lunch. Say no to bad breath and yes to tic-tacs!
  • And never forget, deodorant is your friend!

 

On The Date

You’ve finally gotten a date with her. So what do you say or do? This is your first date with her so you’ve got to knock it out the park. This stage is the stage where all females decide if they are going to have to break things off or if they are ready to go the distance. This should be the stage where you do the same too.

Money

Money is sometimes an awkward issue on dates. Society has made the guy out to be the ‘Maga’ and because of that some females tend to over-do things. They go out with the opposite sex and buy the most expensive things awaiting the supposed ‘Mugu’ to pay.  For that reason, don’t take her to anywhere you can’t afford in the unreasonable attempt to impress (unless you will wash plates tire. LMAO), but also avoid taking her to somewhere cheap.  There’s nothing wrong with impressing your date, but don’t go extreme trying to show off, if she really likes you, she’ll like you for you.  As a gentleman since you invited her out, you should offer to pay.  Don’t be stingy.  No girl wants to be affiliated with a guy who can’t spoil her at least every once in a while, if she wants something and it’s not crazy expensive, buy it for her silly. I ran a poll on twitter asking who pays on the first date. With 56 votes, 2% said the girl, 16% said both of them should while 43% said the guy. The remaining 39% clicked to see the results.

  • Even if you’re stinking rich don’t try too hard to impress her with money because you potentially run the risk of seeming proud or cocky. Just show her you can at least afford basic things, and let her know that their potential significant other can handle the bills.
  • Every relationship should start on the basis of communication, if you don’t have a lot instead of taking her out and creating an awkward scene at a restaurant, tell her before the date and come to an agreement to either split the bill or go to somewhere considerably cheaper. Whatever agreement you come to make sure it’s something that doesn’t end in you and your date sweeping the floors of KFC.

 

 

Be The Perfect Gentleman

Guys, listen up! If there’s anything you should hold with all seriousness from this article is that ladies like to be treated like Queens; nothing less. The more you show her some respect the more she falls for you. Open her doors, pull her chairs for her etcetera etcetera. Also don’t try too much too fast. If you guys end up somewhere like the cinema on your first date, don’t go trying to grope her boobs in the darkness or trying to kiss her if she doesn’t look interested. Intimacy comes with trust, and trust comes with time. Instead of being pervy, put your hormones on some ice and chill. If you keep trying to touch her inappropriately you’ll be sending all the wrong signals and sending her straight out the door.

 

Pay Attention

Listening to your date is so important. The first date is the stage where the both of you are exchanging large chunks of information about one another. And paying attention here is paramount. Remember that old bible verse from Matthew; out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh? Well it’s not just an old memory verse. There’s actually a lot of wisdom in it. If you’re attentive she’s probably dropping hints that she’s a psycho and if you’re wise you’ll get the hell out of there before she axes your head off.  On the other hand, you guys might be vibing and you are probably realizing how amazing this girl is.

  • You see how listening to your date can be beneficial? Don’t ruin your chance of being with a terrific girl by ignoring her. Your emails will still be in your mailbox after the date!
  • Don’t be obnoxious and spend the entire time talking about yourself, otherwise you’ll be kissing yourself goodnight.
  • Be actively engaged in the conversation.
  • Eye contact is also important.

I asked a couple girls the following questions:

  • When a guy asks you out what’s one thing that would make you say yes?
  • Let’s say you say you eventually say yes what’s one really important thing he has to do on the date that seals the deal?

Here were their responses

            “When a guy asks you out what’s one thing that would make you say yes?”

  1. I need to like him as much as he likes me.
  2. He needs to be well dressed.
  3. I have to have been talking to him for a long time and feel comfortable with him.
  4.  

 

           “Let’s say you say you eventually say yes what’s one really important thing he has to do on the date that seals the deal?”

  1. He has to make me laugh and get my jokes
  2. From what he says on the date I can tell if he’s ambitious or not and if he isn’t showing signs of future goals then we can’t be an item.
  3. He has to respect me.

 

The truth is there’s no wrong or right way to get the girl of your dreams.  Something very important to remember is that every girl is different and wants different things. Some girls like an extravagant dresser some don’t.  Some want a funny guy, while some don’t but, always make it a priority to find a girl who likes you for you. Never change your unique version of awesome for anyone!

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The History of Halloween

In recent times Nigerians have progressed towards celebrating American Holidays, more often than not most people don’t know the history of these holidays so here’s a brief history of Halloween.

Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.

The American Halloween tradition of “trick-or-treating” probably dates back to the early All Souls’ Day parades in England. During the festivities, poor citizens would beg for food and families would give them pastries called “soul cakes” in return for their promise to pray for the family’s dead relatives. The distribution of soul cakes was encouraged by the church as a way to replace the ancient practice of leaving food and wine for roaming spirits. The practice, which was referred to as “going a-souling” was eventually taken up by children who would visit the houses in their neighbourhood and be given ale, food, and money.

The tradition of dressing in costume for Halloween has both European and Celtic roots. Hundreds of years ago, winter was an uncertain and frightening time. Food supplies often ran low and, for the many people afraid of the dark, the short days of winter were full of constant worry. On Halloween, when it was believed that ghosts came back to the earthly world, people thought that they would encounter ghosts if they left their homes. To avoid being recognized by these ghosts, people would wear masks when they left their homes after dark so that the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits. On Halloween, to keep ghosts away from their houses, people would place bowls of food outside their homes to appease the ghosts and prevent them from attempting to enter.

So for those of you that have been going for Halloween parties all this time and just think it’s about the costumes (although it basically is) this is what its actually about…

Here’s a few of your favourite celebrities in Halloween costumes.. You’re welcome J

- Riri in a half shell… Turtle Power!

- Only Kim can make Skeletons look sexy     

- Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller spotting one of the most iconic partnerships ever experienced in the gaming world

              

- Channing Tatum looking all cute and stuff..

- Jay and B looking like african royalty.. yup Beyonce was wearing Ankara

- Samurai Kendall, Taytay the Snowman and Ariana Grande

 

 

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“Homeland” Season 6 Trailer, Air Date, News and Updates

We promised to keep you in the loop and we’re keeping our promise. The sixth season of the political thriller, Homeland returns January 15, 2017 and according to Inquisitr, might be the best season yet. It’s hard to top the previous season but the Showtime series is coming back in full gear.

Moving away from Germany and what transpired, the new season is set in New York with Carrie moving to Brooklyn following the events in Berlin. Thankfully, Peter manages to survive and moves to New York to fully recover from the physical and psychological damages he suffered in Berlin… Albeit in a sense, a fresh start. The new Peter is a completely different man from the one we know.

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Carrie and Saul will continue to have a complicated relationship as Carrie will continue to work outside the CIA (She works for an organization that helps support Muslims who are being discriminated against) while Saul continues to play a more involved role in the CIA.

“There has been a split that they’ve been working on repairing over the course of the last couple of seasons to varying degrees of success. Saul has committed himself even more fully to the agency, and Carrie rejects some fundamental principles of it. That’s very difficult to reconcile, but they are so profoundly bonded. That’s something they’ll never be able to rid themselves of, but she’s matured to a very different place than he has.” Claire Daines on her relationship with Saul.

The sixth season will feature a presidential election with a female president played by Elizabeth Marvel. According to IndieWire, Alex Gansa revealed that the fictional president will not be modeled after any specific elected or running presidential nominee.

Similar to Berlin, Carrie will work with Saul as a rogue agent to help investigate terrorist activities.

“Peter Quinn will be in therapy during Homeland Season 6. One of the reasons Carrie choose to relocate to New York was to be with Quinn. Therefore, their relationship may develop and we are likely to see a lot more of the on/off couple. Quinn will be out of action, but he will also show the audience what happens to causalities of war both physically and psychologically. While Quinn and Carrie bond over their troubled past, it is also a source of conflict between the two government agents.” Inquisitr

Since we are back in the United States, the showrunners also revealed we are likely to run into old faces and characters from earlier seasons.


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