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16 Things You Should Never Ask a Woman Who’s About to Get Married

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When your BFF becomes a bride, it might seem like the BIG DAY is all you ever talk about. But before you quiz her on how much cash she’s putting down for the whole shin-dig, know that there are some questions best left unasked. Here are 16 things you should never ask the bride-to-be—unless you want to risk her going full-on bridezilla on your ass.

1. Are You Sure About This?
Unless you’re a.) a monster, or b.) have a sick desire to see the bride-to-be’s eyes bulge out in a wedding-induced panic attack, avoid asking her if she’s sure about marrying the person who got on one knee. Even if you kind of think he’s a loser.

2. Is There Anything I Can Do?
If you actually want to lend a hand, be more specific about how you could help out, instead of going in with an open-ended question. Or, if you have zero intentions of chipping in (and that’s totally OK), you can skip the vague offer all together.

3. How Much Will This Thing Cost?
We all know weddings are expensive, so don’t ask a bride to put a sign on how much she’s spending.

4. And How Are You Paying For It?
Some couples go the traditional route and have the bride’s parents foot the bill for the wedding, and some pay for it themselves. Either way, that’s insider information. Mind your own beeswax, baby.

5. Are You Worried About Cold Feet?
If she is worried (and you’re tight enough), she’ll tell you about it. It’s normal for a bride-to-be to have a lot of nervous jitters. So help her stay calm during those moments and avoid adding any more pre-wedding tension.

6. Are You Planning to Lose Weight?
This also goes on the list of things you should never ask anyone…ever. Don’t bring up bridal bootcamp or shedding lbs unless she does first.

7. What’s the Big Deal?
Telling your bride to calm down is the fastest way to get her to totally lose her sh*t. Let your friend have her moments, and she’ll (hopefully) extend the same kindness to you the next time you’re freaking out about something.

8. Why Are You Acting Like a Bridezilla?
Even if you notice the bride is starting to act like a little cray, don’t call her out on it directly. Sit down and listen to the challenges she’s facing with her wedding, and find ways to calm her down by offering to help out (but remember #2—be specific!).

9. Can I Bring a Plus One?
Chances are if you weren’t invited with a date, it’s too late to ask for one. But if you really have someone in mind, tell the couple that if they have any last-minute cancellations and don’t mind, you have a date you’d love to bring along.

10. Will You Show Me Your Dress?
It’ll be more fun for everyone if you let the bride reveal her choice on the special day. Plus, you really don’t want to risk having to pretend it’s beautiful if it’s not your taste.

11. What Time Does the Wedding Start?
Um, check your invitation, the couple’s wedding website, or text a bridesmaid for the info. But try not to bother the bride with questions like this—she’ll be busy enough in the weeks before her wedding.

12. Can I Bring My Kids?
The couple will tell you if your kids are invited, or if it’s a kid-free party. Either way, have a babysitter on duty just in case.

13. When Will You Have Kids?
Can a girl walk down the aisle before getting hit with this question!? Or, better yet, just never ask it at all…

14. How Much Is This Going to Cost Me?
This one’s (usually) on you, not the bride. If you find that attending this wedding is costing you more than you’d like to spend, find ways to budget better or RSVP no.

15. What if It Rains?
Trust: The bride is probably checking the weather forecast more than you would ever want to imagine. So if it says rain, it’s safe to say she knows and is already trying to piece together a rain day back-up plan.

16. You Know It’s Just a Party, Right?
Sure, it might just be a party to you, but to the bride-to-be it may be one of the biggest and most special days of her life. Let her soak it in.

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Travel

Exotic Resorts May Be the Best Bet for a Holiday

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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
courses.

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, Maldives

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.

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Healthcare Workers To Receive Coca-Cola-Funded PPEs From Nigerian Red Cross

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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.

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Taking Care of Tomorrow’s Leaders Today – The itel, Lagos Food Bank Example

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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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