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Five ways to be calm – and why it matters

Is calmness a passive state of being, involving numbing oneself to what's really going on? Is it in some cases unnatural – sociopathic even? Or is a sense of tranquillity one of the greatest qualities we can have? Here are five ideas about calmness, from the philosophy of serenity, to the music, art and poetry that can make us feel peaceful – and how to find our "flow".

Elizabeth Ohene writes: Change of name

A favourite friend of mine keeps asking why I did not take my husband’s name. Whilst there is no deep reason except that I like the name I grew up with, the persistent question leads me to think of the subject of changing names.

Why I cheated on every partner I had

I’ve never been a faithful partner. Not once. I cheated on my first boyfriend when I was 17. When I was married, I had an affair with my yoga instructor, a fisherman, a Sufi poet, my florist, a hairdresser, and a tango teacher.

The nun and the monk who fell in love and married

Sister Mary Elizabeth had lived a devout, austere and mostly silent life as a nun, spending most of her days in her Carmelite cell in northern England. But a fleeting encounter with a similarly devout monk would lead him to send her a message bearing words that left her reeling, "Would you leave your order and marry me?"

Pele: The player who united a nation

Outside the Albert Einstein hospital in São Paulo, fans started gathering when they heard the news of Pele passing. Some were dressed in the number 10 shirt Pele wore when playing for Santos. Outside a banner had been draped that read "Eternal King Pele".

Why office romance is inevitable

 Work is a prime breeding ground for relationships to blossom – and there are good reasons we often fall for our colleagues, whether in person or virtually.

Kofi Brookman - A food full of ironies

There are two words that stand in stark contrast to each other per their application within the Ghanaian context. These words are ‘local’ and ‘international’.

4 ways to spice up the holiday season at home

With a little additional work and starting with the correct theme, the festivities at home this year may get exciting. Try these creative ideas to add a personal touch to the celebration.

What is Christmas: Understanding the history and origin

Christmas is so full of wonder, meaning and tradition. But, where did all these things that we now call "Christmas" come from? Let's briefly sketch the origin and development of what we now celebrate as Christ's birth.

The hidden dangers lurking in your kitchen

Cooking might be the way to someone’s heart, but it could also be the way to hospital. The number of accidents involving knives, boiling water, and deep-fat fryers is truly impressive.

I tattooed my ring finger to remind myself to never marry again

When my marriage came to an end, I decided I’d never get married again. Honestly, I had never really believed in marriage in the first place but when I found myself in love and not thinking straight (a common side effect of love), I also found myself engaged.

5 types of people who are not marriage material

Let’s face it, marriage isn’t for everyone. It’s easy to get carried away by the burning enthusiasm and the bliss of a relationship and rush into thinking that your partner is the right person to build a future with.

3 qualities all amazing lovers have in common

Great lovers can come in all shapes, sizes, personalities, cultural backgrounds, and gender expressions. What makes a great lover isn’t a particular body part or a black book full of past lovers.

10 Social media sins you should never commit!

Social media has come to stay. According to www.statista.com, as of July 2018, Facebook had about 2.2 billion monthly active users. YouTube and WhatsApp had 1.9 and 1.5 billion monthly active users respectively.

6 tips for a stress-free life

At its root, simple living is cutting to the fundamentals: a life driven by what’s most important and valuable to you.

Five things about covid we still don’t understand at our peril

Since a new coronavirus launched the global pandemic that has now killed more than 6.5 million people — 16 percent of them in the United States alone — scientists in record numbers have devoted themselves full time to unraveling its mysteries.

Breastfeeding rate drop amongst lactating mothers

Only 43 percent of babies born in Ghana are breastfed exclusively for six months, Dr. Amma Benin, Head of the Pediatrics Department at the International Maritime Hospital (IMAH) has revealed.

Newly dating? 15 pieces of advice to help you build a healthy relationship

If real life was a rom-com, your relationship would go something like this: The ultimate meet-cute would have you locking eyes and knowing in your soul that they’re the one from the first “hello.” Cut to a montage of baking together (with spilled flour all over the kitchen, obviously), sunset strolls holding hands, and maybe a tandem bicycle ride or two.

Jupitar to represent Ghana at International Arts Festival

Reggae/Dancehall artiste, Jupitar has been selected as part of a few international artistes to partake in this year’s International Arts Festival planned for the Mandeville Wharf Crescent Park, New Orleans, USA on Sunday, October 2.

5 home remedies for itchy scalp

Scalp pruritus, known as itchy scalp, is a common condition. There’s a wide range of causes. Dandruff and an inflammatory skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis are the most common causes of itchy scalp.

Breasfeeding does not cause sagging - Dr Benin

Sagging of the breast is physiological and breastfeeding is not one of the known causes, Dr Amma Benin, the Head of the Paediatric Department, International Maritime Hospital, has said.

10 easy ways to bond with your kids

It’s the difference between a confident child and an insecure one, a cooperative child and a defiant one, one that agrees to set the table and one that scoffs (ok, most of them scoff either way but what’s important is that they still set the table).

Why kids tend to feel closer to mom over dad

While parents worry about the impact of peers, technology or a crass culture, teens consistently report that their moms and dads exert the most important influence in their lives.

3 Errors today’s fathers must not repeat

There are great fathers who have laid down their lives to make their children who they are today. However, there are equally bad ones whose children’s potential could never be a reality because they were never there for them.

Tips to sharpen your kid’s memory

Memory plays an important role in boosting your child’s learning, growth and development. A child with poor memory skills can struggle at school, and feel under confident.

5 ways to lower your cholesterol naturally

High cholesterol is when you have too much cholesterol in your blood. High cholesterol often doesn't show signs, and remains a hidden danger that affects millions of lives.