A first date serves as the foundation to whatever relationship you are trying to build, due to its importance, you tend to worry about what to wear, what to say, how to be yourself without looking crazy, how to impress your date, how not to bore your date to death and so on. But no one really worries about the fun things to do on a first date, which will keep the vibe going in order not to mess up. Wearing a tux and a dress and talking about yourselves all day is fun but also a cliché.
You have to be innovative and creative, you have to think outside the box or even act as the box never existed, in order to get a second, third, or even a forever date. It could be a date with someone you just met or someone you have known for a long while, and you just want to spice things up.
In this article, I will tell you a few fun things to do on a first date, which involves where to go to, what to do and many others, both indoors and outdoors, Stay with me
Fun Things to Do on a First Date
1. Cook and Eat In
If you know you have an A+ in your cooking skill and you are not afraid to get a second opinion, why not try that with your date? Cooking together will help break the ice between you and your date, which will give room for comfortability.
2. Take a Stroll
This is by far the simplest fun thing to do on a first date, but most people tend to ignore it because they want to go all out, close down a park, a restaurant, or a mall just to impress their date forgetting that the main purpose of a date is to leave the other person hungry for more dates. So, if you know you are fun to be with and you have found someone equally fun to spend time with, a stroll isn’t a bad idea.
3. Movie Night
I am pretty excited about this because as a movie person I would pick movies over anything else. A good movie has a way of creating cool vibes and an awesome atmosphere. Getting movies to watch online is as easy as A, B, C.
4. Play Games
Board games like Ludo, Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly, Snake and Ladder, Draft. or video games like Play Station, Xbox, it doesn’t matter what type of game. If your date is skilled in playing games and you seem up to the challenge, why not try an indoor games competition. This will help in getting to know each other better but try not to be too competitive, so your consequent dates don’t turn into revenge dates.
5. Workout Together
If working out is your idea of fun, then you might want to add a workout session to your list of fun things to do on a first date. Trust me, if you are not the workout type, you might want to stay off this and not embarrass yourself.
6. Try Out A New Restaurant
This might sound risky, as you do not know what the food will taste like and also the environment. But it’s good to try something new, and trying out a new restaurant will help you figure out how your date reacts to new things.
7. Try Karaoke
Trust me, I am not trying to get you to embarrass yourself on your first date. Fun is fun and maybe karaoke will help bring out the craziness in your date.
8. Go Hiking
Try to find the closest natural view or mountain to you and get lost in mother natures’ wonder.
9. Go Watch A Game Together
Be it a football match, a basketball game, or a wrestling match, watching it together with your date can serve as a fun thing to do on a first date.
10. Visit A Museum
Going to the museum to get familiar with history is another fun date idea; it is educative and also romantic at the same time. It would also help you know how vast your date is in terms of history.
11. Go to a Photobooth
I saw this in a movie and I personally loved it, haven’t tried it yet but it looked fun. So, I am adding this for you to try with your date.
A picnic is a great way to get to know someone. You get to know each other’s tastes and choices of food and drinks.
13. Plan a Day Trip
This idea is not for someone you just met, except if you are the spontaneous type. Planning a day trip with someone you are already friends with is a fun way to set the mood for whatever romantic plan you have up your sleeves.
14. Watch the Sunset
This is a bit unconventional, as no one really cares to watch the sunset. But that’s the fun of it, you don’t have to follow the crowd. Remember, you have to think outside the box or even act like the box never existed in order to be creative and spontaneous. So, if watching the sunset is your idea of a fun thing to do on a first date, then go for it.
15. Attend a Comedy Show
How else do you get to know your date’s sense of humour other than attending a comedy show together?
16. Go to the Beach
Where you have lots of suns, smooth sand, beautiful water, and the idea that you are both half-naked, what you get are two words; fun and romantic.
17. Bake Together
This is my favourite, not because I am a foodie but because I love to bake. You don’t have to go out to get yourselves some desserts, you can just try to bake, watch videos on YouTube if you have to. Trust me, you might make some mess, but in the end, it is going to be a fun, romantic, and well-required mess.
18. Play Like Kids
This is another fun thing to do on a first date, as you forget for a minute that you are adults, and you play like kids. You play kids games like hide and go seek, balloon or gunfight and different other kids’ games.
19. Visit the Zoo
Going to the zoo to see different animals is something you should include in the list of fun things to do on a first date.
20. Spend a Day at the Amusement Park
These days, you don’t only find children at the amusement park, adults have also turned the park into their designated date location. This is because it is fun and there are so many things to do there.
There are tons of fun things to do on a first date, depending on your idea and definition of fun. There is no limit to what you can do to have fun on a first date and always remember to be yourself and also give room for your date to also be themselves.
That been said, if you have been on a date and you would like to share the fun things you did on your first date, feel free to do so in the comment section. And, if you haven’t been on a date and you want to try the above, it’s all yours.
It is a thing of joy to finally move from singlehood to the married hood. That extraordinary happiness you derive when you find your soulmate, who would make you embark on the “for better for worse, till death do us part” journey, someone who turns “micasa (my home) to sucasa (our home)”. While growing up, we learned that marriage is the union between two individuals in love, who have decided to spend the rest of their lives together, basic mathematics; “1+1= you and I”.
We also learned the conventional things every marriage needs, like commitment, compatibility, love, trust, loyalty, time, communication, endurance, perseverance, and so on. But no one ever taught us to think beyond all these conventional needs. We usually act like there is an imaginary box governing the marriage affairs, but what if we break the box, what if we act like there was no box to even begin with?
You probably stopped to think a bit, not to worry. I have come up with a list of things containing what every marriage needs. Trust me, you can add yours too, depending on how much spice you want to add to your marriage.
10 Things Every Marriage Needs
1. Be Best of Friends With Your Spouse
You might ask how friendship falls under unconventional needs. The truth is, some people skip the friendship stage and jump right into love, without realizing that friendship helps you develop tolerance, helps you build compatibility, trust, loyalty, and so on.
2. Love Notes
What every marriage needs are that little spark you get from love notes from your spouse. Remember back in school when you were trying to woo her or back at a gathering when you were trying to get his attention, remember what you did? Why stop because you are married? It doesn’t end there. You need to constantly woo her, constantly remind him of how much you love him, by sticking tiny letters in his bag or on the mirror. You can also text, whichever works for you.
3. Take Them to That Special Place
Every marriage needs a special place, be it a restaurant, a beach, a gallery, where they first met, that one place that reminds you of why you decided to be with your partner. Take them there once in a while and have fun.
4. Be of Good Manners to Your Spouse
We shouldn’t only teach children good manners. As adults, we also need to learn good manners like, saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, picking up after ourselves, not inviting anyone into our home without asking our spouse first, continuing the act of opening the door that started while you were dating, saying ‘excuse me’, saying ‘I am sorry’ and every other good manner you can think you. This is will increase the bondbetween you two. Looking for what every marriage needs, try this.
5. Let the Compliments Keep Coming
Compliments are essential in a marriage as it helps a couple to communicate the admiration, gratitude, and appreciation they feel towards each other. Compliments make us feel good, whether we are receiving or giving them. It also makes us want to do more.
6. Show Respect to Each Other
Respect is an essential need in every marriage. Respect means that you acknowledge that your partner is not just a means to get something you want, that your partner has a different perspective and that is ok with you. You don’t always have to agree on things, but you know how to respect his or her opinions without making a fuss about it.
Respect also means that you put aside every societal norm and value and you treat your partner like a whole person.
7. Little Arguments
What every marriage needs are those little arguments. No relationship or marriage is complete without little arguments or quarrels. Arguments spring up to show the different opinions and perspectives that exist between a husband and a wife. Your ability to prevent little arguments from turning into huge ones will show how strong your marriage will turn out to be.
8. Prioritization of Each Other
Every couple needs to learn how to prioritize each other. This can be achieved by spending quality time together, understanding each other’s love language, being affectionate (saying I love you every day), and so on.
9. Understanding the Emotional Needs of Each Other
Finally, a husband and wife need to understand each other’s emotional needs and how unequal they can be. Emotional needs can be in form of sexual fulfilment, intimate conversations, honesty, openness, affection, and so on.
10. Every Marriage Needs Strength
I would like to add STRENGTH to the list. Call it conventional or unconventional, the point is, we never acknowledge the fact that it is important. Every marriage needs strength to make whatever you bring to the table work. And you can only acquire strength by building each other.
The above-mentioned points are what every marriage needs. Do not take them lightly as they help increase the bond between you and your spouse. Furthermore, I bet you will want your marriage to be a successful one. If that’s the case, you will need to focus on every point mentioned in this piece. Good luck with having a happy home.
If you find this article worthwhile, please leave a comment in the comments section. Did I miss any point? Let me know. Thank you.
In this day and time, depending on your monthly salary as a means of survival is not a wise choice, as anything can happen. Your boss can wake up one morning to lay you off and you would have to start all over from square one. You need to find ways to be financially stable and for that to happen, you need to start thinking about investing today. And to do that, you need to indulge yourself in the best books for investors or better still, get conversant with the best books on investing. There are a thousand and one things you can invest in, you can invest in stocks, real estate, and other things.
I believe I do not need to explain who an investor is, as it so happens to be that at some point in our lives we have all invested in something, little or huge, and we have either gotten a positive or negative outcome. In my attempt to not explain who an investor is, I would like to put it out there that as an investor, you need to know that all your decisions are surrounded by RISKS, but that shouldn’t bother you too much, as Life itself is a RISK, but we still manage don’t we?
So, whether you want to start investing as a means to attain financial stability or you have been investing for a while now, my 15 best books for investors is your go-to guide.
Let’s jump right in!
Best Books for Investors
1. Book of Value: The Fine Art of Investing Wisely by Anurag Sharma
Anurag Sharma gets theory together with down to earth ability to dispatch an incorporated way to deal with building elite execution stock portfolios.
2. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
The investment market has been following the teachings and strategies of Graham for growth and development.Graham in his bookexplained various principles and strategies for investing safely and successfully without taking bigger risks (not to say that there are no risks).
Modern-day investors still continue to use his proven and well-executed techniques for value investment.
3. Warren Buffet Invests Like a Girl: And Why You Should, Too by LouAnn Lofton
If I were to choose between all the best books for investors or the best books on investing, I will definitely choose this book (not a feminist, just a girl power believer). This is because it shows that investing has no gender, it’s for everyone and according to LouAnn women have inner patience to make wise decisions, so we should all have a feminine investing vibe.
In this book, we are made to understand that Warren Buffett and the women of the world have one thing in common: They are better investors than the average man.
4. Angel Investing: Insider Secrets to Wealth Creation by Sanjay Kulkarni
Sanjay Kulkarni in this book makes use of his rich experience as an investor and mentor to numerous start-ups, to explain a ringside view of the world of investing. In an accessible, jargon-free approach and illustrated with insider stories, the book equips its readers with all the tools and strategies needed to become a successful angel investor in the world.
The author is a believer that the essence of achieving wealth lies in owning a diversified portfolio of stocks and holding it for the long term – and shows the ways how it can achieve consistent gains.
6. The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America by Warren Buffett and Lawrence Cunningham
The list of best books for investors will not be complete without the essays of Warren Buffett. This is because the world hasn’t seen a more successful investor than Warren Buffet yet. The multibillion-dollar magnate (Buffett’s net worth of a staggering $87 million), who first bought stocks at age 11 and filed taxes at 13, shares the principles that led him to success.
It is imperative to note that as someone who is just entering the world of investment, or for someone who has been investing for a while now and needs some sort of mentorship, reading this classic collection of essays will nudge you in the right direction.
7. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
If you have this book at home or you know someone who has and you haven’t read it yet, now is the best time to grab a copy and indulge yourself in its financial educativeness. Robert in this book brilliantly highlights the concepts of building financial security.
In Rich Dad, Poor Dad, he shares his view that the poor and middle-class work for money, while the wealthy work to learn. Robert stresses that being financial literate is of key importance, and in order to avoid being the “poor dad”, you need to be financially independent.
8. Cryptocurrency Investing Bible: The Ultimate Guide About Blockchain, Mining, Trading, ICO, Ethereum Platform, Exchanges, Top Cryptocurrencies for Investing and Perfect Strategies to Make Money by Alan T. Norman
Digital forms of money are acquiring a more huge job in the venture picture – a few kinds of digital forms of money could even be worth $1 million later on!
This book explains the basics of values and bonds contributing fiscal reports, incomes and other things in the aspect of stocks. In case you’re hoping to master bookkeeping additionally as an investing tool, look at “The Accounting Game: Basic Accounting Fresh from the Lemonade Stand”.
This book helps those in business with no bookkeeping foundation to raise them to an acceptable level rapidly.
10. A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel’s
Malkiel, the Chemical Bank Chairman’s Professor of Economics Emeritus at Princeton University, has also written From Wall Street to the Great Wall which also falls under the list of best books for investors or best books on investing. You need to read these books as an investor.
11. The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness
Morgan Housel, an award-winning financial journalist, is a partner at the Collaborative Fund and a former columnist at The Wall Street Journal and the motley fool. His book is a collection of 19 short stories which focuses on not just the numbers behind financial strategies and investing, but also how people think about money. And for anyone who has ever made an emotional decision regarding their budget or investment portfolio.
This book states that emotions matter a lot when it comes to money and also how we spend money. This book not only explains how we use our emotions to decide our financial move but also talks about the tools for making financial decisions regardless of our emotions.
12. The Book on Rental property investing: How to Create Wealth with Intelligent Buy and Hold Real Estate Investing by Brandon Turner
Young investors might immediately think of the stock market when building an investment portfolio, but it is not the only place you can invest your money. Rental property investing can help diversify and grow money if you know what you’re doing.
This book covers the entire process of buying and renting properties while offering advice on choosing the right property, deciding between selling and renting, and flipping houses.
The author, Brandon Turner, provides a complete framework for growing wealth with real estate investing. The Book on Rental Property Investing explores the basics of the financial impact of being a landlord, and it touches on common landlord challenges and how to overcome them.
13. Simple But Not Easy: An Autobiographical Book about Investing by Richard Oldfield
The theme of the book is that making smart investments are simpler than non-professionals think it is in that the rudiments can be expressed in ordinary English, and picked up by anybody, anybody can be an investor at whatever age.
14. Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Taleb
Fooled by Randomnessis one of the best books for investors that aren’t really about investing. Nassim in his book referred to a black swan with a lot of luck on its side. Many regard this book as a better book for investors, comparing the black swan to an investor.
Fooled by Randomness is a book about the role that luck and randomness plays in life. The book explains that people often attribute success to actions or behaviours, when in fact, luck was just on their side.
The book also illustrates the way in which people perceive patterns when in the real sense, they are looking at something random. This of course also applies to investing.
15. Beating The Street by Peter Lynch
Peter Lynch in this book explains his own strategies for investing and offers advice for how to pick stocks and mutual funds to assemble a successful investment portfolio. According to Peter, an important key to investing is to remember that stocks are not lottery tickets.
He states that every stock has a company behind it and the company controls how the stocks perform. In this book, Peter Lynch shows us how we can become an expert in a company and how we can build a profitable investment portfolio, based on our experiences and insights.
When it comes to investing, you can never run out of things to learn about. In fact, if you Google “best books for investors or best books on investing”, you will find over 10,000 books, that’s because there are a ton of books to read about investing.
You can’t be good at investing without reading about investing.
And I know that I did not exhaust all the books there are about investing.
That been said, feel free to add your list of best books for investors or best books on investing, in the comment section.
Choosing a life partner is not as easy as going to the market to get foodstuffs. It is as hard as it gets. You need to ask yourself if you are ready to look beyond his or her flaws if you are ready to not just think about yourself if you are ready to spend the rest of your life with him or her, when things are smooth or not. Selecting a partner for life is one of the most critical decisions you have to make but it can be easy by following the right steps. Below is a list of factors to consider when choosing a life partner:
12 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Life Partner
1. Family Background
Before deciding to spend the rest of your life with someone, it is imperative to know the persons’ family background and traditions that might exist, the persons’ family language, system, and behaviour. It is also important to know the person’s relationship with his or her family members as knowing this will enable you to know how the person will relate with your family members.
2. Know If They Have Any Health Issue(s)
Before choosing a life partner, you need to know the health background of the person in order to know the health issues the person might have. You need to know the persons’ genotype, blood group, and other health-related issues. This would help you decide whether to continue or let go.
3. Make Sure They Are Hardworking
Nobody wants a lazy partner. We all want someone who is hardworking in all aspects; females should be able to take care of the house and also the children, while the men should be strong enough to be able to fend for the family needs. Therefore, it is important to know if the person is lazy or hardworking.
4. Choose Someone You Can Rely On
You need to choose someone who you can rely on at all times. Someone you can trust to catch you when you fall.
5. They Should Have the Ability to Forgive
Another factor to consider when choosing a life partner is their ability to forgive. Everyone makes mistakes and the ability to look past the mistakes makes your relationship strong. No relationship is without quarrels, because we were not all brought up the same way, which makes us have different opinions. Choosing a partner who knows how to say “I forgive you” and mean it is very important.
In choosing a partner, their character is one of the most important factors to look into. This is because their character is what defines a person. It is the replica or the mirror that reflects the persons’ worth. You automatically know how a person would turn out in the next 10 years, by the character they portray.
7. Check Out Their Level of Maturity
Age is not an indication of maturity. Actually, it is nothing but a number like it is often said. Someone who is mature physically, emotionally, and intellectually must know how to handle issues without bringing a third party into the relationship.
8. Ascertain Whether They Have A Sense of Humour
You need to choose a partner who knows how to make you laugh after a very annoying day at work, someone who knows how to change your sour mood, by bringing up funny conversations.
9. Sexual Attraction
In my own opinion, choosing a partner who doesn’t believe that sex in a marriage is important, means that there would be an unfulfilled desire in the marriage. You must choose a partner you are sexually attracted to and also someone who is sexually attracted to you. Trust me, there must be an absolute desire to satisfy each others’ sexual needs in order not to feel cheated.
10. Choose Someone Who Likes You
Love is not the only factor in a relationship; friendship is also a factor you need to consider. When you are at that point in your life when you have to choose a partner, you need to choose someone who likes you for the imperfect being you are. You also need to choose someone you like and can tolerate.
11. There Should Be Mutual Respect Between You Two
You obviously do not want to spend the rest of your life with someone who doesn’t acknowledge and respect you. You need to choose a partner who would respect you at all times and also acknowledge your decisions, goals, and dreams.
12. God Fearing
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a life partner is, choosing someone who loves God. This is important because only then can the person love you too.
I am sure that at some point we have all said to ourselves “she is the one or he is the person I want to spend the rest of my life with”, but then, we get disappointed along the road. Disappointments spring up because we don’t try to get to know the person we want to be with, we just fall in love and think that is enough to sustain a relationship. Finding that one person, choosing a life partner is a full-time job, it is not a school course you pick and just drop because it is hard. No, it is a decision you make to stay put no matter how hard it gets, a ‘together for worse, for richer or poorer, till death do you part’ decision, and trust me, you don’t want to be wrong.
The list is unending, you don’t just make use of the above factors, which is why I need you to add your factors to consider when choosing a life partner in the comment section below. Thank you.
An anaerobic exercise is any exercise that involves short, fast, high-intensity exercises that don’t require your body to use oxygen. This type of exercise is similar to aerobic exercise but with a different level of energy. An anaerobic exercise breaks down glucose for energy without using oxygen. In this article, you will find easy anaerobic exercises at home that you can try. Anaerobic exercises include high-intensity interval training (HIIT), weight lifting, circuit training, and other forms of strength training.
You do not necessarily have to register at a gym to do anaerobic exercises, you can as well do them at home. So if you have been going out for your anaerobic exercises, this article about easy anaerobic exercises at home is for you.
Anaerobic Exercises to Do at Home
1. Skipping or Jumping Rope
This is one of my favourite easy anaerobic exercises at home. This is because it is a full-body exercise that involves the movements of both the arms and legs. Skipping or Jumping rope helps improve the heart, helps you lose weight, reduces the risk of diabetes, and improves body composition.
A squat jump is an exercise you can include in your easy anaerobic exercises at home workout plan. This exercise works on the lower body muscles.
It also helps to increase blood flow and improve the oxygen in the lower body muscles.
Push ups engage your chest, shoulders, arms and core, and are ideal for at-home workouts. Push-ups are an excellent workout routine because they work multiple parts of your body.
Another body weight exercise that engages multiple muscle groups is pull-ups. This anaerobic exercise is similar to push-ups. They work your back, shoulders and arms, specifically targeting your traps and lats.
Burpees is a combination of pushup and jumping. This exercise helps improve your strength and conditioning by engaging your legs and core.
A study showed burpees increase very good strength endurance in a 3-minute Burpee test conducted by theJournal of Human Kinetics.
This test includes 3862 women and 5971 men, aged between 18 to 25, from different countries like Poland, Great Britain, Hungary, and Serbia.
Another easy anaerobic exercise at home is squats. Squats are a powerful form of exercise that boosts lower body strength. You can squat with or without a weight, depending on how easy you want it to be.
Squats with weight are referred to as weighted squat, while squats without weight are referred to as a body weight squat.
7. Dumbbell Weight Training
Dumbbell Weight training is also considered an anaerobic exercise because it requires carbohydrates and fats for energy instead of oxygen.
You don’t necessarily have to go to a gym for your dumbbell weight training, if you have dumbbells, you can do strength training anaerobic workouts at home.
8. Side to Side Lateral Run
The anaerobic lateral running exercise works on your entire body, especially the lower body.
Side to side run or lateral drills can be done to increase agility, stamina, power which would help improve overall athletic performance.
Planks are another form of anaerobic exercise you can do virtually anywhere by holding yourself off the ground on your elbows and contracting your core muscles.
This exercise increases your core strength.
10. High-Intensity Interval Training
High-intensity interval training (HIIT), transforms typical aerobic exercise into an anaerobic exercise by interchanging high bouts of movement with periods of rest. For instance, an individual would complete a normally considered aerobic exercise, such as cycling, in high bursts of energy.
There are tons of anaerobic exercises you can do both at home and at the gym, but this article focuses majorly on the easy anaerobic exercises at home. Feel free to comment below and share your experience on which anaerobic exercise you find easy.