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EMERALD 2013

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If you thought last year was amazing, then brace your selves and buckle your sit belts for the ride 2013 is gonna take us with fashion! (Screaming omg! with excitement) you’ll be confused with choices when it comes to planning your wardrobe.
You are going to be thinking of pastels, neons, graphics, plaid, squares and stripes make for the new prints and patterns, but before you make those all-important fashion decisions, yes very important! take my hand and squeeze it tight with trust as we go hand in hand all this year with what’s hot,trendy and also comfortable.

First we would start with colors for the year.

The color you wear helps to tell the story about you, I feel colors have the most effect on mood when it comes to appearance and I think skin tone plays a big part in that equation. I absolutely love colours. Colour is very personal and can trigger lots of emotions. I don’t think there is one color that looks great on everyone but MOST people look chic in black.


Luckily Pantone has announced emerald green as the colour of this year. I feel its an elegant colour. Normally I don’t like green but the emerald green has a soothing feeling wen I look at it.  so we are going to be seeing a lot of “emerald green everything”!! Let’s go green people! Happy new year!

Shaii!!

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ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET… 2013

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By Osama Iyawe for tftmag

Welcome to the hottest issue on goal setting, new year resolutions and aspirations. 2013 is already here.

There’s a popular cliché making the rounds on BBM, Facebook, twitter and the likes…it goes

‘News has it that Usain Bolt has already arrived at 2013’.

Laughable as this cliché is, it carries some vital information/lessons. The speed with which one moves in a particular year is determined prior to the year. We do not have to wait for 2013 to arrive to prepare for it. We prepare for it NOW!
2013 without concrete plans & decisions, will just be another year with different digits.
So here’s the BIG question- How do we get maximum results in 2013 ?????

Below are some interesting tips.

1. REVIEW (2012): How did the past year go for you ?? What did you plan to do, acquire, stop and improve on ?? Did you meet these targets ?? These and more is what a comprehensive review requires. This must be done in order to re-position for 2013. As soon as you are done taking note of the achievements, plan to improve on them in 2013, for the shortcomings, plan to diligently work on them.

2. SET GOALS: What are goals from an achievement perspective ? They are simply targets/benchmarks with deadlines. Show me a man that has none, and I’ll show you a man who is neither heading anywhere nor planning to arrive. We must set career goals, spiritual goals, financial, idea, relationship and investment goals. The setting of these goals will serve as guide as we manoeuvre through the new year. This is what determines if we’re running out of time or not. For instance, I told myself I have to get a minimum amount in Savings at the end of 2012 which was different from that of 2011. So throughout the year, this goal guided my financial acts. It kept me in check, and at the same time pushed me all out.
More importantly, these goals must be written down. Writing our goals down gives us a 50% chance of achieving them.

3. COUNT THE COST: Many a folk as one year winds down, start making ‘New Year resolutions’ and many go ahead to in scribe them on any surface available. In the end,
barely 5% of these resolutions are achieved..why? It’s because the cost of such achievements were not analysed. Counting the cost means: How much will it take to register that business ? How much manpower do I need ? When is the best time to start processing that application for my higher degree ? How much is the school fees e.t.c…

4. PRAY: Even though I do not write this from a religious disposition, I can’t leave out my spiritual paradigm in such a matter. Prayer brings direction, peace and clarity. After all our planning and analysis, God must be brought into the preparation. This conceals and preserves our proposed actions for success.

5. PERFORM: This is the hallmark. If this ain’t carried out, the four ingredients above loose their potency. After all said and done, ACTION is what counts. Even if we have received the laying on of hands from great patriarchs of the gospel we will end up achieving nothing without ACTION. The greatest book even puts it succinctly by quoting thus ‘faith without works is dead’. We must be committed to acting out our plans and aspirations. We must refuse to leave them on a ‘wishful pedestal’ if they are to happen. Havard University was a plan at some point, so also was Virgin Atlantic, Covenant University, Facebook, Twitter, Benson Idahosa University, Coca-Cola, Range Rover, Airbus, Boeing 727 and many more…

What are your plans for 2013 ? Will they still be plans by 2014 ?? It’s for you to decide and not to wish. If it must be by YOU then it’s up to YOU.

Remember the best of ideas will never be celebrated until executed.

Create your 2013 NOW !!!

KNOW CANCER

CANCER

By Dr Bishop Oghenero for tftmag

PREVENTIVE HABITS OF CANCER

Nobody wants to go to the hospital and be diagnosed of cancer in any form. So let’s talk on some preventive habits.

1. Eat your vegetables, carrots and other foods containing anti-oxidants like Vitamin A, C and E.

2. Avoid frequent consumption of refined foods only. Eat foods containing fibers more often.

3. Eat bulky foods rich in fibers once in a while to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

4. Ladies, please learn and perform a breast self examination monthly so as to detect masses (if any) early.

5. We know this has been said so many times but we’ll add our voice: STOP EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND SMOKING.

6. For ladies of reproductive age, ask your gynaecologist about pap smear to detect any risk of cervical cancer.

7. Avoid random sex because Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is implicated as a cause of cervical cancer.
NB: HPV is sexually transmitted

8. Untreated cases of gastric ulcer have been proven to be a major factor predisposing a person to gastric cancer.

9. Males older than 50 years should see a doctor and get their prostate checked.

10. Albinos should avoid being under the scorching sun to prevent skin cancers. Use sunscreen and protective stuff like face caps and umbrellas.

11. Finally, if you have a relative or family member that has cancer or died of it, please do the appropriate check ups and life style adjustment

HOME-MADE MEATPIES MADE EASY

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By Patricia Inyang for tftmag

INGREDIENTS

1. 1kg Plain Flour
2. 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
3. 500g Margarine
4. 2-3 pinches of Salt
5. 1/2 cup Cold Water For the meat pie filling
6. 2 medium-sized Irish potatoes
7. 2 medium-sized carrots
8. 500g of minced meat
9. 1 medium-sized onion
10. 2 cooking spoons of Vegetable Oil
11. Seasoning – 2 Maggi/Knorr cubes and 1 teaspoon of thyme
12. 2 tablespoons of plain flour
13. 1 Cup Cold water
14. Salt to taste
15. 1 egg – for glazing tops of meat pies
METHOD

For the meat pie filling:
1. Peel the Irish potatoes, scrape the carrots, wash and cut these into tiny cubes.
2. Wash and dice onions into tiny pieces.
3. Set cooker to medium heat, heat the vegetable oil in a pot, add the diced onions and stir for a bit, add the minced meat and stir vigorously till the minced meat turns pale.
4. Add 1 cup of water and the seasoning. Cover the pot and once the contents of the pot starts boiling, add the diced carrots and potatoes.
5. When the ingredients are well done, dissolve 2 tablespoons of plain flour in half cup of cold water and add to the meat pie filling. This is to keep the meat pie filling moist.
6. Add salt to taste, stir the contents and turn off the heat. Set the meat pie filling aside. Now is the time to prepare the pastry for the meat pie.

For the pastry:
1. Put the flour in a large bowl, add the baking powder, pinches of salt and mix.
2. Break the margarine into smaller piece and add to flour mix. Using your finger rub the margarine into the flour until the mixture turns into crumbs.
3. Start adding cold water slowly until the mix turns into a dough.
4. Roll out the dough using a rolling pin. If the dough is sticking to the surface, spread more dry flour.
5. Set your oven to somewhere between 170°C to 200°C (335°F to 390°F) and leave to preheat while you continue with the meat pie
6. Rub margarine on the insides of the oven tray and set aside. This is so that the undersides of the meat pies do not burn or stick to the tray during baking.
7. Break the egg, beat it and set aside.
8. Use the cover of a small pot or a meat pie cutter, to make round cuts on the rolled out dough. Remove the excess dough, leaving behind the round cuts.
9. Scoop some meat pie filling into the center of the round cuts, the quantity should be such that you can comfortably close the dough without overflows.
10. Fold one part of the dough to meet the other end and use a fork to press the 2 edges together to close tightly. Roll out more dough, cut, fill, close and place in the greased oven tray till all the dough is used.
11. Rub the egg on the meat pies to give it a golden brown look when done.
12. Set the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

Serve and enjoy.