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  • How To Get Through To An Unapproachable Woman

    Approaching women: we aim to act suave like James Bond, but often come across like the French skunk Pepe Le Pew, pursuing a cat that doesn’t quite hear our call.
     
    The initial approach is a game of cat and mouse that is made much harder by the fact that women love to be a challenge. They’ll act nonchalant and hard to get, and it’s on you to figure out whether she doesn’t want to be approached or if she’s just making you work for it in the name of courtship.
     
    To crack this girl code, we sought advice from a diverse trio of ladies that are familiar with the matter. Pop stars Charli XCX and Tinashe, and former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo (2012) were all at SoBe’s 21st birthday party in Las Vegas, where the brand launched two new flavors of the drink (Midnight Mojito and En Fuego). After the show, we caught up with them at the pool party to get their approach on approaching.


     

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    A Challenge Or Not Interested? 

    Approaching women would be so much easier if we knew one key thing going in: is she interested?
     
    “There are some signs that can indicate she might be interested. Woman might do subconscious things like play with their hair or orient their body towards your direction,” says 24 year-old global pop phenomenon Charli XCX. That supports what a lot of dating experts have suggested. A woman might not be blatant about it, but she’ll subtly make moves to communicate interest, like moving closer to you, getting in your line of sight or making eye contact. Olivia Culpo, the former Miss Universe, believes the eyes can reveal her intentions.

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    “If there is no eye contact then that reads stay away,” says Culpo, who was crowned Miss Universe in 2012. “Body language can reveal a lot. If a woman is making eye contact and smiling then move on in.

    Why Do They Play Hard To Get?

    There are a number of theories as to why women like to be appear indifferent during the approach phase. Maybe she has a boyfriend, maybe she had a bad experience with a previous guy or maybe she wants to be a challenge to weed out the men who aren’t confident enough to approach her.
     
    “That’s a factor. Everyone initially will have their standards for their potential partners,” says Tinashe, who’s smash hit "2 On" has now surpassed 125 million views on YouTube. When it comes to standards, remember that the most beautiful women get hit on quite often. That means they don’t need to broadcast their interest, even more so because they’re getting attention either way. But as we head down the spectrum, the other women are more likely to give you some cues, and that’s why we feel those women are more approachable.

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    The other factor is that women like to be chased. Actually, it’s not a just a female thing; we all like that feeling.
     
    “I think everyone loves the chase. Girls like the chase and so do guys. We all like to know that we’re wanted,” says Tinashe. It’s feels warm inside when someone expresses their interest. We’re an approval-seeking species, so when someone is hitting on us, it hits the spot.

    How To Talk To An Unapproachable Woman

    The key is to be confident, be original and be yourself. The hotter the woman, the more she’s been hit on, which means she’s not easy to impress. Going in with pickup lines or common strategies are things that she’s seen before and is probably sick of.
     
    “Have a sense of humor and be natural,” says Tinashe. “Don’t use any type of line. The best way to approach a woman is to be yourself and act as natural as possible. Just think about having a normal type of conversation. Sometimes guys over-think and then their approach doesn’t seem natural, so it gets weird.”
     
    We put hot women up on a pedestal. It’s just something we do as men. But they’re just people too, except they just play a different position in the dating game. If you’ve never been a cute woman on Tinder or a babe at a bar, you might not realize how often they’re approached. Understanding their perspective will help you get through to them.

    Improve Your Odds

    Regardless of whether or not you can read what’s going on in her mind, you need to put yourself in position to succeed. That means looking, smelling and feeling good when you approach her.
     
    “I like a guy who takes care of himself and likes to look clean,” says Culpo. “A smelly guy is definitely a turn off!”
     
    All three women echoed those sentiments as they all put a focus on cleanliness and grooming more than anything else. That means you need to put yourself in position to succeed. You still might not get the girl for a number of reasons but don’t let it be something that you could have controlled.

    Is “Unapproachable” In Your Head?

    If there were no feelings involved, would you really care if she seems unapproachable or not? Nope. You’d just make a move and be genuine, and you’d either hit it off or keep it moving. But instead of just walking over to get to know a stranger, guys will put a lot of pressure on the outcome to get a number or get laid and that’s where the approach goes awry.
     
    “Just be funny. Funny always goes over well, so try to think of something funny to break the ice rather than being weird or using pickup lines,” says Charli XCX. She’s often the one making the first move but when she is being courted, her advice is to just have some fun with the approach.
     
    At the end of the day, you might not figure out her body language to determine if she’s just being a challenge or something more, but what do you have to lose by approaching? Yes, you’re putting yourself out there but if you treat her with respect, chances are she’ll do the same even if she’s taken or disinterested.

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  • Eritrea’s President Isaias Afewerki disappeared from public view for weeks

    Eritrean strong man and president Isaias Afewerki has not appeared in public since September 2. According to AllEastAfrica, Isaias travelled to Uganda for medical treatment, prompting debate about his successor.

    Isaias, 70 who has been elected as president soon after the East African nation gained its independence from the neighbouring Ethiopia in 1993, was seen looking weak before his mysterious disappearance according AllEastAfrica news.

    The uncertainty surrounding Isaias Afewerki’s health condition has fuelled speculations that his health may be further deteriorating where the fate of the president and the country is unknown.

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  • Gambia bans child marriage

    Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has banned child marriages, the AFP news agency reports.

    It reports that he announced the ban on Wednesday saying:

    Anyone who marries a girl under 18 years will spend 20 years in jail. The girls' parents would spend 21 years in jail and anyone who knows about it and fails to report the matter to the authorities would spend 10 years in jail."

     

    He also threatened a jail term for the imam involved in the wedding ceremony.

    The president called for legislation to confirm the ban later this month.

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  • How Women in Africa Boost Bottoms With Padded Panties

    Despite being an item of ridicule in the past, today, many women are rushing to have larger behinds in the name of wealth, health and a means to build self-confidence as well as attract the opposite sex.

    In Ivory Coast, a woman’s beauty is defined by how big her bottom is. In order to acquire the ‘bootylicious’ bottom, some squirt creams onto their behinds, others pop pills while others adorn padded panties.

    Women who have a ‘botcho’ the Ivorian slang for ‘vast rear end’ are seen as wealthy and healthy hence, some have to do everything possible to achieve the curvaceous look. For the emerging middle class in the nation, this has become routine and has contributed to the growth of businesses dealing with such products.

    In a country like Ivory Coast, the skinny catwalk queens are no role model to a community of women whose desire to enhance their bottoms is overtaken by the risks that come with growth enhancer pills and creams.

    “You need to have good hips to be dubbed a beauty in Ivory Coast,” said a saleswoman named Sarah. “Men like women with a bit of bottom best.”

    A report from Agence France said that infused Press, pills, creams, and broth- infused suppositories, are big business in the country. At Treichville, Abidjan’s biggest market, shop owners do a steady trade in ‘grossifesse’ (butt boosters).

    The side effects of the pursuit are also so real as the pills are made from corticoids, which can cause high blood pressure and diabetes, Fatima Ly, a venereologist in Dakar told the news agency.

    There are creams made with shea butter or cod-liver oil and don’t have the same health risks. However, they are expensive for a country where the average person makes only a little over $100 a month. According to sellers, despite the cream enhancers going for between 15,000 to 25,000 CFA francs ($25 to $45), the products do not last long on the shelves. Women on lower budgets prefer ingesting broth cubes because they are greasy in hope that it will enhance their rears.

    The safer and cheaper option is using padded pants to give an illusion of a larger bottom according to local reports. Despite its safety, it has its own set of problems. Nigerian men are not so happy with the pads which are sold in stores and sometimes by hawkers in the street. Men have expressed their disgust and feelings of being misled by their women who adorn the cloth.

    One Nigerian man, Adelani Makinde filed for divorce just hours after his expensive wedding, after discovering that his bride’s bottom was not as ‘big and round’ as it had appeared during their courtship. On the grounds of false pretense, Makinde promptly filed for divorce.

    For women who have a financial footing, they opt for booty-boosting surgeries abroad or get plastic surgeons flying in to perform the ‘booty miracle’. Parisian plastic surgeon Robin Mookherjee is one doctor who flies to Dakar every month and claims to have treated “hundreds of women patients” from west Africa, notably from Ivory Coast.

    History shows that black women with larger breasts, hips, thighs and bottoms have been items of ridicule, hyper-sexuality, and denigration. But since the legendary butts of Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and Kim Kardashian, it has become an essential part of beauty coveted by many women from different races, who would do anything in their power to have such booties.

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  • Here’s Why Men’s Shirt Buttons Are On The Right While Women Have Them On The Left

    The history of buttons is intriguing. What's even more interesting is the reason behind their different placement on shirts for men and women. From horses to babies to Napoleon, each theory is more interesting than the previous one.

    Button up as we go through the pages of history to find out the reason behind this mystery:

    1. Napoleon Bonaparte's scheme of stopping women from mocking him.

    All of his portraits have his right hand tucked into the coat which could only be achieved if the buttoning was from left to right. It is said that women used to stick their hand in just like he did, mimicking & mocking him. He then ordered all women's clothing to have buttons on the opposite side so that they could no longer do that.

    Source: urbanfinne

    2. Women were dressed by servants and men dressed themselves.

    While men usually dressed themselves when it came to dressing, women in yesteryears had servants to do that for them. Since servants were mostly right-handed, it was easier for them to have the buttons on the left.

    Source: undressinghistorical

     

    3. Men held swords in their right hand while women held babies in their left.

    It was easy for men to unbutton their upper-wear with their left hand as their right was preoccupied with a sword, especially during warfare. As for women, they held babies in their left hand to keep their right hand free for unbuttoning their top to allow babies to breast feed.

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    4. Women rode sidesaddle on the horse while men sat astride.

    While heading into combat, men sat astride and rode on the left side of the road so that they could use their right hand to hold swords. They would draw these swords from their left hip and the left side had to overlap the right to prevent the hilt of the sword from getting stuck in the coat or shirt. Women, on the other hand, sat sidesaddle to the left, like they do on cycles and bikes these days. Buttoning on the left did not allow any wind to enter into their shirts.

    Source: calgaryherald

    5. Women wanted to prove they are equal to men and different as well.

    Another theory says that to prove that women are equal to men, many features of men's clothing were borrowed by them. But they did want to put in a few changes to indicate that they are different too. Hence, buttons on opposite sides.

     

    6. Manufacturers & producers wanted to keep this difference.

    When shirts for both sexes went into mass production, such minor changes are what identified the difference between male and female clothing.

    Source: wearekoalasvintage

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  • This is what you need to do if your Facebook account is hacked

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    This is what you need to do if your Facebook account is hacked

    There is always a chance someone can obtain your password and log into your online account. And, Facebook is no different.

    Hackers can breach a Facebook account in different ways. For instance, spammers hack Facebook accounts to gain access to your following. Similarly, automatic logins through Facebook allow hackers access to several different site accounts once they have taken over your Facebook account. Your account also provides the hacker a lot of personal information about you that can be used to steal your identity.

    However, there is a simple way to check if you are worried that your account has been hacked. Go to the arrow in the upper left-hand corner of your Facebook page and click on it. In the menu, choose Settings. A new menu will pop up. Select Security and then Where You’re Logged In.

     

    It will provide a list of all the devices that you have logged into and their locations. If there is a login you are not able to identify, there are chances that you may have been hacked. If you notice anything that is not you, click End Activity on the right side of the log to end the session. The hacker will be logged out, momentarily.

    In addition, below are some other ways to know if your account has been hacked:

     

    • Your name, birthday, email or password has been changed
    • Someone sent out friend requests to people you don’t know
    • Messages have been sent from your account, but you didn’t write them
    • Posts are appearing on your timeline that you didn’t post

    Steps to be taken if your Facebook account has been hacked

    Once you click on End Activity, change your password right away. Subsequently, get Facebook’s help. In the event you have been hacked, Facebook has a system to help you.

    Go to the Facebook help page, click on I think my account was hacked or someone is using it without my permission, and then click on secure it. Facebook will take you to a page where you log in and then follow the steps to secure your account.

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  • USA New Visa Rules To Study and Work In USA

    Students from foreign countries looking to study and work in the United States can now breathe easy. The U.S Federal Government has just introduced the USA New Visa Rules that make it possible for international students to continue living and working in the country for three years after finalizing their studies.

     

    They can now look for training opportunities that could eventually lead to employment and later a Green Card. This move puts the U.S in a great position of being one of the best countries in the world to study and work in for foreign students.

    Most countries, especially in Europe and Asia, do not give international students employment opportunities after degree completion. But here is the catch, the USA New Visa Rules will only be applicable to foreign students who pursue and successfully complete degree courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), very key disciplines in the economic growth of the country. They ought to have graduated from accredited institutions of higher education and working for employers taking part in the E-verify Program.

    The new rules come into effect on the 10th of May, 2016 and are looking to give fresh graduates reasonable time to find suitable employers seeking their set of skills and expertise. The Optional Training Program (OTP) has been a good initiative by the United States and these new rules will only make it better and more appealing to international students.

    It has enabled foreign students to learn from some of the best minds in different industries and sectors of the economy, eventually transferring those skills back to their home countries or using them in the United States as professionals.


    Previously, international students had to apply for the H-1B Visa which was given through Lottery and the number of students picked limited to 65,000, of which 20,000 were to be those with advanced degrees. There are guidelines to employing international students graduates through OTP that employers must adhere to. For example, A graduate cannot replace a U.S worker, whether he or she is employed on a part-time, full-time, temporary or permanent basis.

    The graduates must also work for a minimum of 20 hours every week for a single employer to qualify for the program. The are also rules on compensations and other benefits in line with U.S labor laws.

    These USA New Visa Rules will definitely be welcome news for international students in the U.S hoping to find work and build a career in the country after graduation.

     

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