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What can I tell the world that it does not know?

I woke this morning asking myself if there are any new things to tell the world that it doesn’t already know? In science, we have been told several stories about the earth and the rest of the eight planets. They also have a theory for the creation of man; for gravity; electricity; force and effort…
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Where were the first clowns found?

Clowns were first seen in the ancient Egyptian courts around the year 2270 BCE. The comic spirit of clowning exists in just about every known culture. It is as old as civilization and makes us laugh, whatever age we are. The western tradition of clowning can be traced to ancient Greece where strolling clowns were…
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There’s a dark side to entrepreneurship that nobody likes to talk about much

There’s a haunting, scary, messy truth about being an entrepreneur. Those who dream about entrepreneurship think about the freedom of being able to chase big dreams, the thrill of building empires and the joy of making a mark on the world by doing something better than any other person in a field has yet done.…
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Toasting an African Lady

“Toasting an African lady” is a poem written by Victor Eshameh. The 2019 poem is a love rendition that expresses the desire of a lover to his beloved. The poet demonstrated what toasting a lady is in some parts of Nigeria. He used pidgin English to express most of his points as would the youth.…
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How to turn criticism around

Use criticisms for your benefits. The most form of criticism that is advisable for you to be taking serious is constructive.

Daily coronavirus update from around the world

Worldwide coronavirus cases surpassed 17 million late Wednesday, just hours before the six-month anniversary of the World Health Organization‘s declaration of a global health emergency. The world has seen cases confirmed at a rate of over 200,000 per day since mid-July, while the overall pandemic curve has continued to rise at a steady clip since…
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Introducing three new weekly series (story and poetry)

We are introducing three new weekly series to our content category. Starting from September 2020, join us as we launch The Hustler’s Deal, Adventure Caused By Destiny and Life: Struggles, Failure, and Accolades on Giftedminds Writers’ Blog – two compelling weekly story and poetry series showcasing critical situations around Nigeria and humanity.

Help my soul to rise – Poet Greta Zwaan

How do I cast this burden? Find peace to fill my soul?
Where do I get my answers? How do I find control?
Can someone please direct me? Can someone give me hope?
Within this darkened valley I can no longer cope.

How to regain your life after pregnancy

When I became a mother, I gained a love I’d never known the likes of before – but I also lost myself. At the time, I didn’t realise it was happening. I simply didn’t have time to. I was consumed with the humdrum routine of washing and feeding and doing the school and nursery run;…
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Few points to help fight depression

Many living today wish they were not here. I mean wish to die. But, sincerely wish there is something to live for. A large population of people alive today are suffering from depression and anxiety. Only a few are receiving therapy. Two out of every five motivational speakers are only trying to inspire him/herself by…
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The Girl You Ruined

The Girl You Ruined is a poem by Sarah. The poet describes a lonely heartbreak and how it feels to have lived in a world of illusion unknown. The Girl You Ruined points to the emotional and psychological issues that surrounds heartbreak. The poet explains further that guys might feel girls are strong and don’t…
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Silence Is Golden

Silence is golden by Hanna Heath explains how without words a relationship can be felt and love expressed. The poet describes the touch with hands and the beauty to hehold in a loved one as better than words. The poem, Silence is Golden points that talk is cheap. And that there are little things that…
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COVID-19 Tracker: Check the spread of coronavirus around the world

COVID-19 which sprung up in the year 2019 in a town in China has gone around the world. Coronavirus have long been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation. COVID-19 remains an infectious disease and social distancing as been long advised. We have provided COVID-19 tracker to help monitor the spread of the…
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Consider this truth while aspiring to become successful

Don’t try to be like a successful person. Grow your own kind of successful personality. The rich creates their need and makes it your want. The rich needed fast cars, to help them save time on the road, but that has been your want today. Taking or following the steps of an already made man…
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Advantages of being fake – Sharon Ayano

Advantages of being fake by Sharon Ayano Being yourself makes happiness easy and obtainable, trying to be someone else makes it difficult. “The advantages of being fake” by Sharon will help you to find the right way to be true to yourself and find happiness. This video will help you know that there’s more value…
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5 personal development quotes that changed my life

In 2017 I decided to embark on a self discovery journey. I read about authors and more on industrialists just to find out what was missing in my life. I did not regret this decision. I will love to share with you 5 quotable words from David Abioye’s books I read. I hope it transforms…
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2 wise sayings to consider before choosing a lifestyle

Everyone wants to be great, and exceedingly great if possible. But we all hope for greatness in different areas of life. As a child, we live by the training and guidance of our parents or guardian. You get to a certain age when you have to decide on your own (your lifestyle). You’ve the rights…
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How did we get here – Victor Eshameh

Why is the best fruit always forbidden,Why is the hard way always the best way,Why is sugar so sweet, yet too dangerous,Why is love so needed, yet breaks heart. Get intoxicated, get high and fear less, the society feels you’re wrong.That’s what I don’t get no more,Who dictates what’s right and that which isn’t?Me? You?…
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5 awkward but meaningful African proverbs

Many of African’s literary works are filled with fearful grammars that at first sight seem awkward. Take for instance; the literary works of Professor Wole Soyinka needs your uninterrupted concentration and calmness to assimilate his words. The same can be said of some African proverbs. Hearing or reading about them might at first sound crazy…
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8 quotes to brush up your entrepreneurship spirit

Spirit of an entrepreneur is one which keeps seeking to learn and contribute substantially every single day. If you are one of those few entrepreneurs, here are 8 quotes that can brush up your thoughts as an enterprise leader. 8 QUOTES TO BRUSH UP YOUR ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPIRIT When you become a leader, you lose the…
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Raider of the Treasure Trove by Lade Wosornu

But what can be worthy of your life? What dearer than the gems or your dreams; The reason you are here? Always strive To fly flags of joy, and, sail up streams Powered by the breeze of love, your course Chattered in the ink of compassion And, fling roses wherever you pause Heavens-on-earth your destination.…
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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night By Dylan Thomas

“Do not go gentle into that good night” is a poem in the form of a villanelle, and the most famous work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914–1953. Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though…
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The Grieved Lands by Agostinho Neto

The grieved lands of Africa In the tearful woes of ancient and modern slave In the degrading sweat of impure dance Of other seas Grieved The grieved lands of Africa In the infamous sensation of the stunning perfume of the Flower Crushed in the forest By the wickedness of iron and fire The grieved lands…
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High blood pressure: The need to change your lifestyle

High blood pressure is harmful because it puts a strain on the heart and arteries, resulting in damage to delicate tissues. Untreated high blood pressure is the most common cause of a stroke. High blood pressure can also affect the eyes and kidney. The development of high blood pressure in pregnant women can lead to…
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Racism! Oh Racism!! [Poetry]

Racism! Oh Racism!!The cankerworm that eats through the universeBreeding divide and ruleIn the land where Ebony and IvoryCould live in perfect Racism! Racism!!The caterpillar that burrow throughhuman skinHaven’t you seenThat people are the same;And Ebony and Ivory, like good and bad, live sane? Racism! Racism!!The cancer that is devouring humanityLearn to live in harmony we…
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The leader and the led by Niyi Osundare

“The Leader and the Led,” by Niyi Osundare tells the story of an animal kingdom lacking leadership based on rivalry and imperfection. Most powerful animal in the kingdom saw the reason and right to become the ruler yet their power seemed to be their flaws (the reasons for them not to be voted). The trouble…
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Bat by D.H. Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence is an English writer. Lawrence is popular for his novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, and literary criticism. At evening, sitting on this terrace, When the sun from the west, beyond Pisa, beyond the mountains of Carrara Departs, and the world is taken by surprise … When the tired…
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7 African proverbs that will sink your worries.

Are you worried and heavy hearted? You might be passing through life’s tough and critical condition, these African proverbs can help. 7 African proverbs that will sink your worries The moon moves slowly but by day break, it has crossed the sky. Meaning: Regardless of how slow your success and achievements are, keep working, one…
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7 vital reasons you should get your 4-year old a drawing kit

There are various forms of play for children. As your child grows from being a little crying baby to become a crawling and walking lad, his/her play sense is bound to change with your help. Sometimes, your child will be absorbed in a make-believe world of his own and won’t need your involvement.  Between the…
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Journey of the Magi (Christmas Poetry)

A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.” And the camels galled, sore-footed, refractory, Lying down in the melting snow. There were times we regretted The summer palaces on…
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