Friday, 27 February 2015

Career: Five Things Successful People Do Before They Go To Bed

The time before going to bed is critical to ensure that one closes out the day that has passed, plans for the day ahead, but it is also critical that the mind is calmed so that one has a restful sleep. Too many successful executives get this wrong.

One can only burn the candle at both ends for so long before it will mean that they are not as productive as they should be at work, and not as happy as they should be overall.  Based on research and conversation with successful executives on the topic, here are the five things that successful people do before they go to sleep:

Spend Time with Family

Successful executive often have a difficult time drawing the line between work and personal life, simply picking work back up upon arrival at home. The time to decompress with family is essential.  As David Brooks points out, a happy marriage (and by extension a happy family) is more important than a good job to one’s well being.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

So Adorable! Toodlewood Debuts Mini Me's From The 2015 Oscar's

Toodlewood is the brainchild of New York photographer Tricia Messeroux, which sets out to transforms everyday kids into superstar celebrities, iconic figures and historic legends.

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Check our thier recent fun shot from this years Oscar award ceremony! Ha!

Lupita Nyongo's $150,000 Oscars Dress Stolen!

Actress Lupita Nyongo's $150,000 Oscars dress has apparently been stolen from her Hollywood hotel.

Lupita wore the customized Calvin Klein gown created by Francisco Costa that featured 6,000 pearls to the 87th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday. According to TMZ the outfit was taken out of her room at The London hotel in West Hollywood.

African Sweetheart Weddings On Instagram Part 20

Make sure you follow @AfricanSweetheartWeddings on Instagram for more breathtaking wedding inspirations!

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Relationships: 8 Steps To Finding Financial Success In A New Marriage

Managing your own money can be challenging enough. But mixing money and marriage can be downright messy.

Finance is often the source of stress for many couples. According to a recent survey by Money magazine, couples fight about money twice as much as they fight about sex.

The fact is, the way people manage money can be very different, and it’s something you should know before you walk down the aisle. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid making money a source of stress. For example, both people need to understand each other’s spending habits before mixing finances. You also need to understand completely the debts and assets each person is coming to the relationship with.

The following are eight things to do and consider as you prepare to mix finances in a new marriage.

1. Talk About It

It’s best to do this before you get married. If not, start discussing finances as soon as possible after you’ve tied the knot. For some couples, this can be one of the hardest steps. Perhaps you’ve made some poor decisions and you’re worried about being judged by your partner. Either way, it’s better to have it all out in the open.

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Monday, 23 February 2015

Career: 30 Simple Habits To Help You Work Well With Others

Group of Multiethnic Diverse Business People
The phrase “Must work well with others” is so commonly found on job descriptions for open positions that it gets ignored almost completely. And yet it’s not simply text placed there to fill space, nor is it an empty request–it’s a threat.

If you don’t work well with others, you’re going to get fired. And not just from this job, but the next one as well, and the next, until you end up in a job where you don’t have to work well with others. And trust me, that’s not a job you want to have. On the other hand, developing the right habits when it comes to working with others will result in leadership opportunities, higher pay, and more rewarding work. Based on my experience running a business for the past 15 years, I’ve listed 30 habits below which, when implemented correctly, I’ve seen contribute to individual and team success.

Some of the practices may seem obvious, but if they were obvious to everyone, everyone would get them right. Chances are for every habit I’ve listed below you know someone who gets it wrong. There are a lot more ways to work well with others, but I chose to mention the practices I feel provide the largest benefits with the least amount of effort. Many of them don’t require much more than remembering to do them. But I recognize even that can be difficult. The trick is to practice a few of them consistently for 3 to 4 weeks until they become habits, and then move on to the next group.

Many of these items might seem like small things, but getting just a few wrong–or right–can be the difference between keeping a job and getting fired, getting a promotion or staying where you’re at, progressing at work or standing still, and developing rewarding relationships at work or feeling like a loser.

1. Put your phone away. If your phone is on the table while you’re speaking to someone, the message you are sending is “I’m waiting for something more important than you.” If you’re holding your phone in your hand, the message is “You’re not nearly as important as what you’re keeping me from doing on my phone.”

Ten Year Old Esther Okade Accepted Into University To Study Maths

Ten year old genius Esther Okade has been accepted to study for a university maths degree - despite not going to school.

According to Mail Online Esther, from Walsall, West Midlands, has enrolled on an Open University course months after she passed her A-levels - and wants to study for a PhD before running her own bank.
The girl, who gained a C grade in her maths GCSE aged six, has joined the course which started this month. Her younger brother Isiah is already studying for his A-levels - also aged six.

Oscars 2015- Our Top Ten Best Dressed List!

In no particular order here is African Sweetheart List of the best dressed ladies at last nights Oscar award ceremony. We picked the classiest and most stylish choices on the red carpet!

Oscars 2015: Zoe Saldana
1# Actress Zoe Saldana stunned as she made her way down the red carpet. Zoe looked incredible in a blush-coloured Versace gown.

Happy New Week!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Sunday Sermon: 5 Beautiful Lessons Life Has Taught Me So Far

If you’re anything like me, you ponder on where you are in life.  You look at where you wanted to be, where you could have been, and even where you should have been.

One thing I’ve learned about myself is that I cannot spend too much time thinking about where I am in life.  Why?  Well, because if I think too long, I begin to compare my life to the lives of others around me: friends, family, associates.

I have dealt with self-esteem issues for most of my life, so sometimes, when my mind is idle (meaning, I’m not keeping myself busy with my work, ministry, or school), I allow the enemy to make me look down on my life.  You know that quote, “An idle mind is a devil’s workshop?”  I can definitely attest to that.  Fortunately, I’ve learned my true value, and inevitably am able to *smack* myself back into the reality.

I am only 25, but I’ve seen more than some people twice my age, and less than some people half my age.  These life experiences have taught me 5 lessons:

Fashion We Like: Week Beginning 22nd February

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Happy Sunday!


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