Adolf Hitler’s Little Known Survival Strategy

Be a master of your game! 

Did you know that Hitler had food tasters? A living witness said they were about fifteen ladies forced to do that job.  Hitler would only taste the food if the tasters survived after about one hour.

Hitler and his food tasters

 

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David MacRae: on Corruption in Nigeria

Question: (Punch)

“Do u think Nigeria is winning the battle against corruption?”

Answer: (David MacRae – EU Ambassador)

“Fight against corruption has to continue. One of the solutions is to end impunity. If you ask me, the difference between Nigeria and UK is not that Nigerians are inherently more corrupt than than the British people, not at all. But

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English: Seal of the President of Nigeria Category:National symbols of Nigeria (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Signs of the End of Time: refresh your memory

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rapture (Photo credit: ChuckHolton)

Now this is the final thing  as written in Matthew 24:14  –  “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come”.

Read the full account of the signs of the end time according to Mathew 24

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20 Must Have Wedding Pictures

A bride and a groom kiss.

I love photography. I love preserving pleasant memories. Here is a list of 20 must-have wedding pictures.

If you are about to wed, it will be nice you discuss this with your photographer ahead of time and if you are on the other side, (hahaha), just cross check if you’ve got these collections.
  1. Dressing Up shots
  2. Grand entrance into your wedding venue
  3. Wrapped in your veil
  4. During the Vows
  5. Enthusiastic First Kiss
  6. a display of love and affection
  7. With Your Marriage Licence
  8. All Smiles
  9. In His Arms
  10. Something dramatic: like a Dip on the Dance Floor
  11. Your Reception Entrance
  12. Showing Off Your Shoes
  13. Showing Off Your rings
  14. Bride alone
  15. Groom alone
  16. Bride and Groom with Attendees
  17. Something Creative
  18. In Your Own World on a Busy area
  19. A Private Moment Post-Ceremony
  20. Stepping into your matrimonial home

Must Have wedding pictures
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Must Have wedding pictures

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Photo Credit: Henry_McKendry Becky_Brown et al

Stephen R Covey on: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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English: Stephen Covey at the FMI Show, Palestrante on June 22, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is possible to be busy without being effective says Coven. How?

In this article, Stephen R. Covey in his bestselling classic, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, shares with us, insights on the things that help us be effective in our everyday lives. He called them Habits, and they are:

1 Being proactive.
This talks about thinking ahead. Being able to initiate a change rather than reacting to events. Being able to prevent a problem before it happens

2 Beginning with the end in mind.
This is like having a good mental picture of what we want the end to be. This is like creating a personal mission statement, or our ultimate objective and working backward from there. It’s like a self-guidance system that guides and guards our choices, so that whatever we do today is in line with the image created of ourselves at the end.

3 Put first things first. 
This talks about the power of priority. This Habit helps actualize Habit 2 above. When we have an ultimate picture in our mind, we plan and live each day with things that really matter at the back of our mind.

4 Think Win/Win.

This talks about being fair, balanced and reasonable in our daily transactions. One person’s success doesn’t need to be achieved at the expense of the success of others. Thinking win-win is a secret to better relationships.

5 Seek to understand, then to be understood. (That is, learn to empathize)

This talks about empathy. It talks about understanding and that ability to imaginatively enter into another person’s feelings. Without empathy, there is no influence. Without deposits in the emotional bank account in relationships, there is no trust. Genuine listening gives precious psychological air to the other person, and opens a window on to their soul.

6 Synergize.
Synergy results from the exercise of all the other habits. The more the good habits we embibe, the better the results we achieve.

7 Sharpen the saw.
Improve! Get better! Renew!  We need to balance the physical, spiritual, mental,and social dimensions of life. “Sharpening the saw” to increase productivity involves taking the time to regularly renew ourselves in these other areas or aspects of life that help create a good balance because all these parts compliment themselves.

This other title may interest you: https://timelessbits.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/laws-of-leadership-by-maxwell/

Watch Clip: Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits – Joyce Meyer –

Biography of Steve Jobs

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You’ve heard about Steve Jobs  or probably, you  use the iPad, iMac, iPod, MacBook, iphone or any of the  i-Stuffs. Read a bit about the brain behind these revolutionary products.

Steve Jobs was born in February 24, 1955 to Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble who both gave him up for adoption at an early age.

He was adopted by Clara and Paul Jobs who named him Steven Paul Jobs

It’s on record that his youth was riddled with frustrations especially over formal schooling .

Jobs experimented with several pursuits before starting Apple Computers in 1976 with Steve Wozniak whom he had met in high school.

Jobs started Apple at age 21 in a family garage.
The entrepreneurial venture was funded after Jobs sold his Volkswagen bus while Wozniak sold his beloved scientific calculator.

Jobs and Wozniak are credited with revolutionizing the computer industry by democratizing the technology and making the machines smaller, cheaper, intuitive and accessible to everyday consumers.

Executives of Apple phased out Jobs as CEO of Apple when Apple lost market share to IBM, believing Job’s ideas was hurting the company

In 1985, Jobs resigned as Apple’s CEO to begin a series of other companies, starting with a company called NeXT.
Later Apple bought one of the companies Job had newly created and that was how Jobs came back as Apple CEO.
He died in 2011 following a battle with Pancreatic cancer.

Hmmn, did you note a few things about this great guy?

  • He was an adopted Child. Does that ring a bell?
  • He had a frustrating start
  • At a point in his life, he sacrificed what he had to pursue a higher dream
  • He had ‘crazy’ out-of-the-box  ideas and believed in them. At times his ideas got him into trouble but  with persistent pursuit, he was successful in the end.
  • He may not have lived that long but he made positive contributions to change his world?

Watch this documentary on the life and times of Steve Jobs

Read more here  http://www.biography.com/people/steve-jobs-9354805?page=1

The discovery of the Frozen Food Industry – A case of serendipity

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Red Raspberry Fruits / Ice Frozen Food in Winter (Photo credit: epSos.de)

Sources of Inspiration are all around us. Nature is particularly a good teacher. Twas nature that sparked the genesis of the frozen food industry.

 

It all happened when Clarence Birdseye took a vacation in Canada and saw some Salmon that had been naturally frozen in the ice and then thawed. When they were cooked he noticed how fresh they tasted. He borrowed the idea and the mighty frozen food industry was born.

Be conscious of the lessons nature brings,  for such could be clue to the next good thing that happens to your world, to our world!

Watch this video on 10 Accidental Discoveries

You will like this other article: https://timelessbits.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/things-flight-attendant-wont-tell-you/

This Baby was Rescued From the Sewage Pipe Alive!

This is wonderful!  This baby was flushed in the toilet by his 22 year old mother and was rescued in the sewage pipe alive!

This hard-to-believe story of survival is made headlines across the globe .

This story of survival is unusual and amazing!  It reminds me of some names: Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego – men whom death could not swallow.

In my native language, this child could be named “Nwa kere ndu”, meaning, a child destined to live!

I am reminded that the days of miracle indeed are still with us; I’m also reminded that the destinies of men differ.

How many children can possibly survive the torture and travail this child went through?

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This story and pictures were sourced from the CNN. It is a true life story that happened in East China in May 2013.

 

Fantastic uses of baking soda

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Reportedly, baking soda  is about the most useful substance used around the home. Read about lots of stuff you can do with it!

In fact, there are over 40 fantastic uses attributed to it.  It is a valuable substance and makes a perfect stand-in for many personal care, cleaning, and deodorizing products.
Interestingly, baking soda comes as cheap as the common table salt.

Primarily, baking soda has about three  important properties, but its applications are versatile.
1) It has a special ability to keep things neither acidic nor alkaline, more like a neutralizing property.
2) Baking soda has special cleaning properties
4) Baking soda is also ascribed to have medicinal properties
A few broad applications of the baking soda:

-Baking soda removes dirts, oil and grease and hence can be used to wash dishes, cooking pots, floors and tiles
-Baking soda neutralizes odors and hence its used to freshen smelly oven, smelly microwave and smelly appliances
-Baking soda is said to neutralize insect bites

Waoh! All these functions for a little money?

Yes because, valuable things at times come cheap!  Think about it!

This article is meant to call attention to this valuable household item.. It blows the mind the world of things this ‘little’ item can do!  The internet is a good resource.  Try to find out more

This other article will likely interest you: https://timelessbits.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/affordable-luxuries/

Watch Clip: 5 Baking Soda Beauty Secrets

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Medical Laboratory Errors: the devastation they bring

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Swine Flu mask (Photo credit: craftivist collective)

Wrong and erroneous Medical diagnostics are real and have done untold damage to lives and relationships.
Read about this seemingly simple piece of advise which can save lives or heal homes.

I have seen people traumatized and dejected by laboratory results which were wrong in the first instance.

I have seen lives devastated by erroneous medical diagnostic.

I have seen a home tear apart just because one of the couples was wrongly diagnosed as HIV positive.

There are several cases where couples supposedly not AS-AS, giving birth to SS child. The lab result had lied leaving such marriages wounded.

Some have had blood transfusion or pregnancy complications because their Blood Group or Rhesus factor was wrongly diagnosed.

If these are true, what then is this simple advice  worth heeding?

(1) It’s strongly advisable to patronize reputable medical laboratories.

(2) When that laboratory test matters, it’s good to SEEK A SECOND OPINION

Share this little piece of information with family and friends. You may be saving a life or restoring peace to a home. The shortlink is: http://wp.me/p2wuZZ-P7

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Simple ways to motivate yourself

These motivational techniques are effective, particularly when we need to beat procrastination. Take a look.

Start

1. When it is difficult starting a task,  think of the benefits of completing the task.

Knowing there is a reward at the end of the day is a good motivation for action. So, at times, you can make a deal with yourself, small or large, by promising yourself a reward for completing a task.  This works for me and it’s generally effective. I want you to try it.

2. Break it down. A motivating way to beat that initial reluctance is to try to break the task down into smaller parts and tackle them one after another. Breaking down your task or project into parts helps simplify it. Then you can focus on one part at a time.  Small successes will keep motivating you to do more. I also want you to try this.

3. Start small to create the initial spark.  The hardest part is to start. When you finish the initial small task, you’ll feel better motivated to do the next one. Try create that initial motivational spark  by tackling a bit of the whole task.

Procrastination is a robber of opportunities, immediate action is its antidote.

See this other motivational: https://timelessbits.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/life-changing-questions/

Biggest Businesses run by Dropouts

The secrets of these men, every man should find!

 

If you check, you’ll actually find out that many of the world’s most successful companies are owned/run by school dropouts.

These men write and re-write the rules of business and success. And what does this suggest?

Strongly, the stories of these men persuade one to have a re-think. And one thing comes out strong in my mind: there is more to being successful than diplomas and certificates”

Think about Henry Ford (Ford Motors), think about Michael Dell (Dell Computers), read about Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), read about Richard Brandson (Virgin Atlantic Airlines), ask about Bill Gates (Microsoft), ask about Larry Ellison (Oracle Software Corporation), ask about Steve Jobs (Apple), ask about Jawed Karim (You Tube) and the list goes on.

 

Michael Dell: DELL

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Mark Zuckerberg: FACEBOOK

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Richard Brandson: VIRGIN

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Ralph Lauren: RALPH LAUREN

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Larry Ellison: ORACLE

Larry Ellison  of Oracle

Steve Jobs: APPLE

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Bill Gates: MICROSOFT

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Matt Mullenweg: WORDPRESS

Matt Mullenweg of WordPress

Jawed Karim: YOU TUBE

Jawed Karim of YouTube

Henry Ford: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

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Partly sourced from: http://www.cnbc.com

One Fact about Mexico you probably didn’t know

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Coat of arms of Mexico.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s the one fact about Mexico that you probably didn’t know. The country’s name is not really Mexico, at least not officially.

After gaining independence from Spain in 1821, Mexico officially became the “Mexican United States.”

The American independence movement had inspired Mexican leaders of that era and since Mexico, in fact, also was a territory composed of states, the name stuck and became official in 1824.

But the reality is the official name is used only by Mexican officials who deal with diplomatic protocol and official documents pertaining to international relations. For the rest of Mexicans — and the world — the country is simply known as Mexico.

However in 2012, the outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon  sent to the Mexican Congress a piece of legislation to change the country’s name officially to simply Mexico.

“It’s time that we Mexicans retake the beauty and simplicity of our motherland’s name: Mexico. (It’s) a name that we use when chanting or singing, a name that identifies us throughout the world and that makes us proud,” Calderon said.

Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1821. In Spanish, Mexicans pronounce the “x” in Mexico as a hard “h.”

Culled from the CNN

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