There are some questions that remain debatable in the dating circuit. Should there forever remain an element of mystery? Should women be expected to uphold a certain sense of societal prim and properness? Or has the notion of being ladylike died with generation’s past?
I go back and forth with this a lot, and while I preach equality through and through, I’m also a woman who no matter how comfortable I am in front of a man, likes to maintain certain standards. Some of these illustrate concepts larger than cosmetics and hygiene, and some of them are just plainly matters of vanity.
Here are 12 things you should never, ever say to your boyfriend.
1. “I’m having money troubles.”
There should be a very distinct separation between your finances and your partner’s finances. I’m not saying he can’t lend you 20 dollars here and there, but beyond that it creates an unnecessary power dynamic. Look to friends or family for help first. Hell, take on a second job if you have to.
2. “I need you.”
There’s a big difference between “I need your help” and “I need you.” Asking him to jump-start your car is one thing; needing him to sustain your happiness is another. You should want your man, not need him. Expressing a desire of need is doing a disservice to your independence and will most likely push him away.
3. “I don’t like your friends.”
So long as his friends have no negative effect on your relationship, there’s no sense in making waves just because you don’t vibe well with them. Sometimes relationships require sacrifices and this may be one of them.
4. “I need to use the bathroom.”
To be fair, saying, “I need to use the bathroom” is entirely acceptable. Perhaps I should be more specific/vulgar. Avoid telling your boyfriend that you need to take a sh*t. It’s a huge romance killer.
5. “I’m leaking.”
There’s absolutely nothing shameful about getting your period. You should never feel uneasy (aside from the cramps) about speaking openly about menstruation. However, men just generally don’t understand. I see no sense in speaking to them about it, let alone when something uncomfortable happens (that unfortunately ruins both your jeans and underwear).
6. “Your friend is really attractive.”
Contrary to not liking his friends, there may be a situation where you like his friends a little too much. He’s probably confident in both his looks and the love you share, but it’s not cool to force him to compare himself to someone he has a friendship with. Guys may be less jealous than women by nature, but that doesn’t mean a sentence like this wouldn’t bug him.
7. “My ex was really well-endowed.”
It’s not OK to put thoughts like this in your boyfriend’s head. Not saying this to your man is pretty obvious, but you never know what might come out of your mouth during moments of anger or even just complete openness.
9. “I hate my [insert body part].”
By declaring that you hate a certain part of your body, you’re putting your boyfriend in an uncomfortable situation. Chances are he thinks you’re beautiful and loves all of you, but it may be saddening to him to hear you say such things. As your boyfriend, he wants you to not only accept him, but yourself entirely.
10. “I have to tell you something about (best friend’s name) but you can’t tell anyone.”
Much like you have a certain sense of loyalty to your boyfriend, you should share that same loyalty with your best friend. Unless she happens to be in harm and the situation is beyond your control (meaning you need help), there’s no reason to spill any of her secrets. Sometimes things are just too juicy to keep to quiet about, but do yourself a favor and reflect in a diary or to your therapist.
11. “Are you really going to wear that?”
You don’t want your boyfriend commenting on your style choices, right? Well, you should return that same kindness to him. If you’re going to a black tie event and he has sweatpants on, then go right ahead and say something. Otherwise, it’s not worth the fight.
Exotic Resorts May Be the Best Bet for a Holiday
An exotic vacation usually means exploring a distant foreign country, whilst resorts are places
to go for rest, sport, or which offers a particular speciality, with many resorts being part of a
popular tourist destination or on or near a beach. If you are planning a vacation to an exotic
resort it can be a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to a far-flung destination or a luxurious place to
stay closer to home where you can enjoy some pampering.
Why stay at an exotic resort
Exotic resorts often offer all-inclusive vacation deals, along with other options that leave you
to plan your stay more precisely to your own wishes. These resorts offer excellent customer
service, superb accommodation and facilities and are usually to be found in beautiful settings.
Here are some of the best resorts from around the world for you to consider:
Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles
This famous resort has made many feel they have entered Paradise. The gentle ocean breeze
floats up the granite hillside and into your tree-house villa tucked away from the other guests
staying at the resort. This is perfect for encouraging you to relax, either by your private pool
or in the clear blue waters of Petite Anse Bay. Perfect for a romantic stay, there is a Spa for
pampering and the chance for a sunset meal on a deserted beach.
Some enjoy simply sitting on their balcony, gazing at the ocean between reading their book,
sketching or checking out international bookmakers and betting sites for the chance of a
flutter. If you want another type of adrenaline kick, check out the resorts excellent kayaking
and snorkelling facilities, which are recommended by nearly all who try it.
Anantara Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand
The ultimate tropical getaway, the Anantara Resort is an award-winning site modelled on a
traditional Thai village and is just three hours drive south of Bangkok. The location is where
Thai royalty and aristocrats have been holidaying for almost one-hundred years. Today, you
can visit historical attractions alongside theme parks and shops as well as vineyards and golf
The resort is set among 14 acres of lush tropical grounds with lotus-filled lagoons and
meandering pathways through exotic foliage, with many rooms overlooking the shoreline.
Each day, chefs prepare freshly caught local seafood alongside Thai specialities. The resort
also has an award-winning spa located within a lagoon-inspired oasis offering you the perfect
opportunity to relax.
Kurumba is a well-established resort that opened almost 50 years ago and continues to offer
superb hospitality and contemporary facilities. There are seven speciality restaurants offering
cuisine from Italy to the Middle East as well as Thila, a restaurant which extends out over the
water which offers gourmet breakfasts and seafood dinners.
You can go snorkelling over the nearby reef full of colourful marine life or sign up to a dive
package as part of your stay, or just enjoy a private pool when staying at one of the spacious
villages. There are also deluxe beachfront bungalows offering direct beach access and views
of the crystal-clear waters.
Healthcare Workers To Receive Coca-Cola-Funded PPEs From Nigerian Red Cross
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, our healthcare workers have continued to lead the charge against the disease. As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria began to increase, these healthcare workers rose to the challenge and fought tirelessly to protect the lives of Nigerians impacted by the disease.
Considering the risks these healthcare workers face, there is a crucial need for adequate protective equipment for these brave frontline workers.
Coca-Cola is excited that over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) procured to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic have arrived. We do believe that this will to provide succor to our healthcare workers on the frontlines
These PPEs comprise N95 respirators, surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields, medical gowns, no-touch thermometers, disposable aprons, heavy-duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, basic masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers.
Since the first confirmed case of the disease in Nigeria reported in February, over 800 healthcare workers have contracted the disease. While Nigerians are encouraged to stay home where possible and practice social distancing, these healthcare workers are needed across the country in the continued fight against the disease.
This donation forms part of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided $2.5m in grant to IFRC who seeks to directly impact the lives of 1.4 million people in Nigeria and across other countries in West and Central Africa under this partnership.
Taking Care of Tomorrow’s Leaders Today – The itel, Lagos Food Bank Example
Waking up to a special meal or choice gift is the best feeling ever. Hundreds of children in Mushin, mainland Lagos, had a filling taste of this feeling for the October 1 st celebrations. It’s an experience they will remember for a long time.
Being one of the most responsible corporate citizens around, celebrating Independence Day was always going to be on the radar for itel Mobile. To make this possible and memorable, the brand got to work in earnest. The focus of the work was picking the best way to commemorate the 60th independence anniversary of the most populous black nation on earth.
The efforts soon paid off through an impact-driven partnership with the Lagos Food Bank Initiative. With the arrangement, both partners considered a couple of activities capable of affecting communities positively and bringing smiles to people’s faces in Lagos. At the end of the exercise, taking care of children, the leaders of tomorrow, in the commercial city secured the highest votes.
With the decision, itel Mobile set about making this happen. Not surprisingly, the decision was
influenced by giving children the means to excel and prepare them for leadership and nation-building, for them to enjoy better life. For the good of their immediate family, community and the Nigerian society.
Idiko, Mushin, a suburb of mainland Lagos, was chosen as the benefiting community. And the partners strategically reached out to the beneficiaries, children and families, with gifts of love, care, happiness and support made possible by the itel Love Always On CSR initiative.
Over 1,000 families benefited from the gesture as well as 600 children, and each one of them received food packages to celebrate Nigeria’s 60 th Independence Day commemoration.
Speaking on the event and itel’s Love Always On CSR Initiative, Oke Umurhohwo, itel’s Marketing Manager said, ‘We wanted to mark this year’s Independence Day celebrations differently, and that is why we did something so momentous for our children. Children are the backbone of any longstanding community, and as such, we are proud to be able to give back and support them on their journey as leaders of tomorrow and for a better life.’
To meet the demands of the memorable event, 30 volunteers joined the customer-centric brand and the Lagos-based NGO to share smiles, and to convey just how important it is to love and take care of today’s children who will ultimately become leaders of tomorrow.
With the thoughtful activity, there are insights for everyone, from the government to citizens, on partnerships that are capable of making life better for children. Indeed, itel Mobile and the Lagos Food Bank Initiative have offered a great template on bringing this to reality.
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