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What does true love require?

Our popular but late Michael Jackson sang and I quote, “love is magical”, oh yes he is right. But I wish he had stayed a little longer to experience love further, so that he can understand that love is more than the magic. Love in not the combination of kisses and hugs; because even Jesus…
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19 things happy people never do

There is no shortage of self-help books out there ready to tell you what you need to do to be happy. But while this can be helpful, sometimes it’s just as valuable to consider the opposite: What are the things that happy people avoid doing? Thinking about happiness from this perspective can be equally enlightening,…
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How to write three books before the end of the year

When his peers were probably still settling into their chosen careers, Manu S Pillai published his first book. The Ivory Throne: Chronicles of the House of Travancore, a detailed history of the last female ruler of the southern Indian Travancore dynasty, was published by HarperCollins in 2015—when Pillai was just 25. In 2017, it won…
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Love Lies (Lyrics)

Sorry if it’s hard to catch my vibe, mmmI need a lover to trust, tell me you’re on my sideAre you down for the ride?It’s not easy for someone to catch my eyeBut I’ve been waitin’ for you for my whole damn lifeFor my whole lifetime Don’t be afraid to tell me if you ain’t…
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Looking for books to read? Look here

Are you’re looking for a literary love story, corporate books, or a look for comic book to enjoy your leisure time? Below are some 2019 books that suits perfectly fine. Enjoy works of authors as Angie Cruz, Samantha Power and Stephen King. ‘Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America,’ by James…
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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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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.

How To Host A Virtual Party

Social distancing does not mean you can’t party! This blog post by Red Herring games explains how to host a party virtually. READ FULL TEXT 👇 How To Host A Virtual Party

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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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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Dust, Sweat and Blood

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…
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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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The Good-Morrow By John Donne

The Good-Morrow By John Donne I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then? But sucked on country pleasures, childishly? Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den? ’Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be. If ever any beauty I did see, Which I…
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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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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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