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10 Most Desired Traits in People
Which Among them Do you Need more of in Your Life

1. Integrity
The definition of integrity comes from the Latin word integritas, meaning “whole” or “intact.” It encumbers all the best human qualities that make a truly good person, such as honesty, being incorruptible, straight and morally upright.

A person with integrity won’t lie, will keep their word and won’t betray you. They won’t go behind your back, badmouth you, go after another person’s partner or cheat on you. They adhere to a code of ethics that may make them predictable, but safe to the heart and one’s sanity. No unpleasant surprises come from someone with the most desirable traits in a good human. People who exhibit the best human qualities follow a code of ethics that tends to be, incorruptible, and they adhere to principles of common decency.

2. Courageousness
Let’s face it, people. Who wants to be with a coward? Someone who can’t and won’t stand up for their own beliefs will definitely not stand up for you. Courageousness may not seem like such a big deal to some, but upon examining history, one notices that cowards are not too different from criminals. Why? Because most atrocious crimes to mankind would not have succeeded had it not been for the silent bystanders and those who looked the other way. No courage usually also means no principles, which will make you expendable for the simple reason that a coward will only do the least effort required and will tug tail and run when true work is required. Cowardice is not one of the most desirable traits in a human being!

3. Sense of Humor
Life has its ups and downs. There will be good times, bad times, hard times and easy times. Everything is easier if one keeps a sense of humor, or at least surrounds oneself with those who have one. There is a reason that poll after poll shows that most people desire a sense of humor in their partners. I also feel that someone who makes me laugh most of the time will probably not make me cry too often either. For some odd reason, this equation works for me, and so a sense of humor is definitely one of the most desirable traits a person can have.


4. Intelligence, Education and Common Sense
I have met plenty of people in my life with high IQs and no common sense. My personal belief is that common sense, social intelligence and “street smarts” are pretty much the same. Being able to solve the most difficult mathematical problems certainly won’t make anyone a great partner or friend, if they cannot hold a conversation, relate to other people at all and have zero social skills. Social skills or relating to others are abilities that require the use of common sense, which dictates what or what not to do or say in everyday settings. Overall, I don’t think any further explanation is required when it comes to this this most desirable trait.

5. Emotionally Open
No one wants to be with someone who’s so closed off they can’t show normal” emotions. If you’ve ever tried to be friends or have a relationship with someone who has the emotional depth of a rock, you certainly know what I mean. How would someone who has a hard time feeling, or showing feelings, relate to you? There’s a difference between someone who is so closed off that they just look at you blankly, or worse, scold you or put you down when you’re feeling sad or miserable, and someone who breaks down as soon as they are looked at the wrong way. Being able to share one’s heart doesn’t mean one has to be a weakling or whiner. Someone who can’t feel is usually damaged goods, and a lack of depth in emotional matters usually translates into a lack of depth in other matters!

6. Kindness
Kindness protects you from all kinds of heartaches. It’s like integrity. A person who possesses kindness will usually keep your heart safe and your best interests in mind. Their willingness to help others also translates into someone who knows how to put someone else’s needs ahead of their own when needed. A kind person carries a light, and that light tends to attract other “good” people too, which is why I consider it to be one of the most desirable traits.

7. Self-Confidence
Everyone is low on confidence now and then. But stay clear of those with literally have no self-esteem. A person without self-confidence/self-esteem spells disaster, because they will fail on numerous other “must-haves.” They are usually driven by self-preservation, and will do almost anything to overcome their feelings of inadequacy. This can make them psychotic and distrusting, and possibly also turn them into stalkers. Which, in return, almost always ensures dishonesty, a closed heart/inability to truly feel and experience love and joy, a lack of integrity and definitely no courage. They’re usually a bucket with a huge hole in the bottom. No matter how much love and care you pour into them, it will never be enough to make them feel safe or good enough. After all, it’s impossible to love and care for someone who doesn’t love and care for themselves!

8. Discipline
There are different levels of discipline, that’s for sure. But avoid those who have absolutely no discipline at all. It requires discipline to succeed in life. Anyone who throws in the towel at the first sign of difficulty or opposition will not make a great long-term companion. This is because discipline translates into stamina, i.e. staying power. A person who can’t stick with anything for a longer period of time because it’s uncomfortable or means work is, again, someone who is either not confident or lazy. In either scenario, it’s not going to be a winning situation for you, because if they can’t stick with their own goals, they won’t stick with you either.

9. Generosity
One of the worst people to have in one’s life is a miser. Those who constantly complain about the money they don’t have, especially while spending it on things that don’t serve them, are not only annoying, but also no fun to have around. The opposite of generous is selfish, and who wants to be with a selfish person? Being miserly also tends to show in individuals who are very preoccupied with material, i.e., superficial things. Combine that with the constant complaint about not having enough, and you’ll get a good picture of what life with someone who can’t be generous looks like.

10. Self-Awareness
Most people believe themselves to be things they are not. They aren’t really self-aware, and don’t ever check to see if their idea of who they are coincides with what others see. Self-awareness is the middle ground of truly knowing your strengths and weaknesses without being either completely weak and self-loathing, or arrogant and narcissistic. Self-awareness allows us to see when we’re wrong/screwed up and need to change certain behaviors and patterns. Also, self-awareness allows us to look in the mirror and see who we really are; not who we think or hope we are. People without self-awareness cannot grow, because they will never learn from past mistakes. They are blind and lost souls, stumbling after what looks and sounds the most appealing. Without self-awareness there’s no truth, just illusion. If you don’t know who you are, you sure as hell won’t know what makes you happy.



Facts and Statistics of Diabetes
Quick Round Up You need to Know

29 million people in the United States (9.3 percent) have diabetes. 1.7 million people aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2012. Non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native adults are about twice as likely to have diagnosed diabetes as non-Hispanic white adults.Jun 17, 2014

: In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had diabetes. ◦Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes.

•Undiagnosed: Of the 30.2 million adults with diabetes, 23.0 million were diagnosed, and 7.2 million were undiagnosed.
•Prevalence in Seniors: The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.2%, or 12.0 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed).
•New Cases: 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year.
•Prediabetes: In 2015, 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older had prediabetes

•Deaths: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2015, with 79,535 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 252,806 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.

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Introduction To Low Carb Diet
A Good Start to Healthy Living

1. Introduction to Low Carb

A low-carb diet means that you eat fewer carbohydrates and a higher proportion of fat. This can also be called a low-carb, high-fat diet (LCHF) or a keto diet.

For decades we’ve been told that fat is detrimental to our health. Meanwhile low-fat “diet” products, often full of sugar, have flooded supermarket shelves. This has been a major mistake, that coincided with the start of the obesity epidemic.

Studies now show that there’s no reason to fear natural fats. Fat is your friend (here’s why). On a low-carb diet, you instead minimize your intake of sugar and starches. You can eat other delicious foods until you are satisfied – and still lose weight.

How does it work? When you avoid sugar and starches, your blood sugar stabilizes and the levels of the fat-storing hormone insulin drop. This increases fat burning and makes you feel more satiated, reducing food intake and causing weight loss.
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Studies prove that a low-carb diet makes it easier both to lose weight and to control your blood sugar, among other benefits.

The basics
•Eat: Meat, fish, eggs, vegetables growing above ground and natural fats (like butter).
•Avoid: Sugar and starchy foods (like bread, pasta, rice, beans and potatoes).

Eat when you’re hungry, until you’re satisfied. It’s that simple. You do not need to count calories or weigh your food. And just forget about industrially produced low-fat products.

For More examples of what you could eat: Contact CS@TTimesworld.Com or follow next installment on article.


Treatment Of Schizophrenia
Latest and Most Promising

Glutamate Treatment For Schizophrenia
New Hope - Jornal of Psychiatry


In patients with schizophrenia, positive symptoms typically respond to treatment, while negative and cognitive symptoms often persist and contribute to chronic disability.1 Schizophrenia also is associated with widespread neurocognitive deficits—including impairments in executive functioning, learning, memory, and processing speed—that are a core feature of the disorder and may precede illness onset.2
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Current treatment is based on the dopamine model of schizophrenia, which proposes that dopaminergic dysfunction is the basis for symptoms and cognitive deficits.3 Although this model is effective in guiding treatment for some patients, most show persistent disability despite receiving the best available treatment. Over the last 2 decades, researchers have developed alternative conceptual models of schizophrenia based on the psychotomimetic effects of compounds such as phencyclidine (PCP) and ketamine.4 These compounds function primarily by blocking N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-type glutamate receptors (NMDARs), which has lead researchers to focus on glutamatergic neurotransmission and NMDARs as a basis for new drug development. This article describes the glutamatergic model of schizophrenia and its implications for future treatments.

Glutamate: New hope for schizophrenia treatment


Falcons Coach Drops Foreign Based Players From Namibia Qualifier
Ttimes Entertainment News

Eucharia Uche, coach of Nigeria’s Super Falcons has confirmed that she would be prosecuting the second leg of the London 2012 Olympic qualifier taking place weekend in Namibia with a team comprising of only local players.

Nigeria won the first leg comprehensively by thrashing the Brave Gladiators of Namibia 7-0 and Uche is sure that the same can happen with the local players.

“Though we may not be able to have our girls in the foreign clubs join us, but that does not mean that the girls that play in the local league will not perform. They would be going to Namibia to show what stuff they are made of,” says Uche.

For Namibia to qualify for the next round the team must beat the Super Falcons by at least eight goals. In event that it does not happen, the Falcons would go on to play the winner of the Cameroun versus Equatorial Guinea tie in round three. Uche has stated that right now, she is not focused on that tie, stating that her focus is on winning in Namibia.

“We are not worried about the next round of matches. What matters most to us is to win in Namibia and from there we would go to the next stage.”

Oblias in

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has appointed German trainer, Thomas Oblias, as a technical assistant for the Super Falcons technical squad in a deal that is supposed to last for four months.

According to Ademola Olajire, the spokesman for the NFF, the German was picked as a result of his wealth of experience and knowledge of women football.

“His wealth of experience in women football is exceptional and it will compliment that of an equally experienced former international.” When contacted to comment on this new addition to the squad, Uche declined, stating that the NFF was in the best position to talk about such things:

“My major concern now is to qualify for the Olympics and pick those would be best to play in the squad.”


Enyimba Slam Union Sportive



Nigeria’s Orange CAF Champions League campaigners, Enyimba have accused Gabonese club, Union Sportive de Bitam of adopting 'underhand tactics' ahead of their game on Sunday.

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The Enyimba contingent which included 20 players, eight officials and top government functionaries led by club boss, Felix Anyansi Agwu departed Nigeria Friday afternoon via an Air Virgin flight.

The one hour, twenty minutes flight touched down in Douala, Cameroun before the contingent boarded another flight (45 minutes) to Libreville, Gabon.

The Nigerian contingent however got a raw deal on arrival as their hosts provided hotel accommodation that an Enyimba player described as 'below our level'.

"The journey was tiring and when we arrived Gabon we were expecting to be lodged in a decent hotel. “We were shocked when their (Bitam) officials gave us accommodation that was below our level.”

"Our Chairman said we would not stay in such a place and so we had to wait outside until alternative arrangements were made,” Ifeanyi Ede told SuperSport.com.

The Enyimba contingent eventually settled for the exquisite Hotel de Lalala, Libreville where they spent Friday night. The top marksman however stated the poor treatment meted out to them by their hosts would not prevent them from getting a positive result from the game.

"We are former African champions and must play with pride and character. We have the advantage of playing the second leg at home in Aba but if we do not get a positive result here we will face an uphill task in the second leg," he said.

The Enyimba contingent is scheduled to make another 45 minute flight to Bitam City, where the game will be played on Sunday.

Enyimba team rolled over the Congolese side, Michel du Ouenze in the previous round to earn the right to face the Bitam club.


FG to engage MEND, militant groups in dialogue



The Federal Government on Wednesday said it would engage the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta and other militants groups in dialogue in order to stop incessant bomb threats and bring lasting peace to the Niger Delta and the entire country.

The Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, who said this at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, explained that the government was not “taking lightly” MEND’s latest threat to bomb political gatherings and oil installations in Niger Delta, Lagos and Abuja.

Speaking at a pre-departure news conference organised for 75 ex-militants, leaving for post amnesty training in Russia, Kuku stressed that the government was not oblivious of the fact that some militants were still aggrieved.

He said, “I am not one of those that will say there is no militant anywhere. I cannot say that because I know that before amnesty, there had been MEND, and after amnesty. Even Henry Okah, a leader of MEND, was the first to even accept amnesty. Today, a few other developments have occurred. MEND is still talking. Mr. President has laudable projects that are going to be embarked upon.


LG Chairman Expresses Fear Over Credible Polls In Bakassi



(IKANG) CROSS RIVER Mr. Ekpo Bassey, Chairman of Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River, says it will be difficult to have a free and fair election in the Area in April.


Ekpo told newsmen in Ikang that INEC should correct the anomalies that characterised the voter registration in the area before thinking of credible elections.


“I don’t know how INEC will conduct a free and fair election in Bakassi, especially now that we are talking about one-man, one- vote, ’’ he said.


He said the last registration actually started in Bakassi on February 2, during the extension period, adding that it only took place in Bakassi for four days.


He expressed the fear that many of the people of Bakassi might be disenfranchised during the elections.
“So one problem we have here is that so many people may be disenfranchised,” Ekpo said.


The Chairman said while some of the people of Bakassi registered under code 0903 which was credited to Akpabuyo, others registered in Day-Spring Ireland under code 0904 meant for Bakassi.


He further said INEC had not come out with the overall list of registered voters for the people of Bakassi.


“Uptil now the INEC has not told us how many people they were able to capture at that very location,” he said.


He called on INEC to collate all registration for the people of Bakassi, transfer them to code 0904 and come out with the authentic list of voters for the April elections.


“As far as this is not done, it is going to create problem for us during the election,” he said.


Ekpo said appeals by both the state and the local governments to INEC to correct the anomaly were not successful.


“The state government has taken interest in the matter and we have made several appeals to the INEC, thinking that by now something would have been done,” Ekpo said.


Following the ceding of part of Bakassi to Cameroon, the state House of Assembly enacted a law in 2007.
The law created more wards in Ikang to accommodate the displaced Bakassi people.


But during the last registration, the people protested the move which prompted the intervention of INEC which reversed to the old Bakassi wards.


The REC, Mr Mike Igini, said recently that the issue of voter registration in Bakassi was done based on the superiority of the Constitution on the creation of wards.


Ribadu Blames PDP For Crises Around Country



The presidential candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Nuhu Ribadu, has said that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) government is responsible for the various crises that have occurred in many parts of the country. Mr. Ribadu who interacted with students from various higher institutions in Kaduna State today, said the PDP government had impoverished the people, forcing many youth to turn to crime. He promised to put an end to the crises if elected president in the April election. According to him, having participated in the three tribunals — Kaduna, Jos and Niger Delta — he was better equipped to tackle the problem, blaming politicians who wanted to remain in power by all means for using religion and tribal sentiments to engage unemployed youth in violent acts. He, therefore, warned the youth not to allow themselves to be used as political thugs by politicians in the April elections. The former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who is in Kaduna in continuation of his campaign tour, emphasized that people could get stability and economic growth through justice. He also noted that people could live together and be comfortable with each other in a stable economy.

“Equity and justice will bring peace because when people are treated equally, nobody will fight and people will live together as one, despite religious or tribal differences. For example, India, USA, and Tanzania, which have race differences, still live in peace because of good leadership, whereas in Somalia and Rwanda, there is continuous war due to mismanagement of governance,” he said.

Mr. Ribadu challenged the youth to use the April polls to vote for the right candidate who would touch their lives and have the interest of Nigerians at heart.

“I am a youth because my ideas are young and fresh,” he said. “They are not dead, and we can meet the demands of today. We have given PDP a chance and they have failed and it is not good to allow them to remain in power.”


Catch This 'Sneak Disease' Before It Pounces



VARANASI: By 'catching' glaucoma early when it is treatable, one can eliminate the risk of this eye disease that is aptly known as sneak disease of sight.

When the world is coming together this week to reinforce awareness and understanding of the importance of early detection of glaucoma-- the world's second leading cause of blindness-- eye experts of the region are also advocating diagnosing the disease early for its proper treatment before it starts to show its devastating effect.

It may be mentioned here that the World Glaucoma Week is being held from March 6 to March 12. The main intention being to help those with an interest in improved eye health to understand the devastating effects of a condition that could affect as many as 80 million people by 2020.

Glaucoma is not just a disease of the elderly. Now is the time to change the public mindset about glaucoma," said Shri Kant, professor of the department of ophthalmology, Banaras Hindu University. Saying early detection is the key to treating and halting the effects of glaucoma, he also emphasised if glaucoma was detected early and appropriate treatment was started, 90% of the blindness from glaucoma could be eliminated.



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