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Guard Your Self Talks

Since man was created, it’s believed that a series of discussion always takes place in the mind of every man. This discussion has shaped our decision making, actions, and of course, our achievements are as a result of most of the self talks we engage in. Continue reading

5 Mysteries That Have Scared People For Ages

1. Jack The Ripper


The name Jack the Ripper has been heard in many shows and movies, pertaining to the serial killer who murdered 11 women in London’s east end in the late 1800?s but was never identified. Most of his victims were prostitutes, whose bodies were mutilated beyond recognition and their throats slashed. In the East End’s White chapel district, a string of prostitutes were butchered. The crime scenes were a gory tableau; the brutalized bodies were perversions of the human form.
The killer was a collector who took organs as trophies. The signature of a letter that arrived during the murders gave this monster a name: Jack the Ripper. The city was whipped into a froth of suspicion and fear. Wide dragnets snagged scores of suspects, but the police were unable to catch the killer. Vigilante committees formed, and mobs routinely chased people through the streets. And then, suddenly, the murders stopped. Despite three more years of investigation, the police never uncovered the true identity of Jack the Ripper. The unsolved case was officially closed in 1892, though interest in the killings has never dwindled.

2. The Taos Hum


In the small town of Taos, New Mexico, there is a certain buzz often heard on the horizon that can be compared to the sound of a distant diesel engine. It is a humming sound that is very disorienting for a person who experiences it and it seems to have an effect on people- it has been known to cause insomnia and/or sleep disturbances, nausea, headaches, dizziness and nosebleeds. Needless to say, it can be very irritating for hearers, Although it can be heard by the naked ear, various sound detection devices are not able to pick it up. This is known as the Taos Hum and up to this day, no one still knows how this sound is being created.

3. Black Dahlia  Murder


22-year old Elizabeth Short was very active at promoting herself into showbiz at the time the Black Dahlia murder occurred, The Black Dahlia” was a nickname given to Elizabeth Short, an American woman who was the victim of a gruesome and much-publicized murder. Short was found mutilated, her body sliced in half at the waist, on January 15, 1947, in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California. Short’s unsolved murder has been the source of widespread speculation, leading to many suspects, along with several books and film adaptations of the story. Short’s murder is one of the oldest unsolved murder cases in Los Angeles history.however, no one knew of the killer or who actually did the murder..

4.  Aluminum Wedge Of Aiud


Back in 1974, a group of workers in Romania discovered three different objects 10 meters deep in a sand trench. Two of the items were prehistoric elephant bones that have been dated as old as 2.5 million years ago. The third object however, is an aluminum wedge that was found together with the ancient bones. This discovery dumbfounded most researchers, as aluminum was difficult to create even by 19th century standards. While some call it evidence of extraterrestrials, others are calling it a hoax. Whatever it is, we may never know.

5. SS Ourang Medan


What happened to SS Ourang Medan or “Man from Medan” in Malaysia is perhaps one of the most fascinating and mind-boggling mysteries that ever existed in seafaring history. Everything began with an SOS message in 1947 that mentioned the captain, along with the rest of the crew, was dead. What’s worse, even the telegrapher died during the transmission of the message. When the Silver Star was able to receive the distress call and went to inspect the ship, they confirmed the deaths of all aboard. Speculations of ghosts, hazardous chemicals, and even aliens have been raised, but there is still no conclusion as to what actually happened.

Everyday Success

What do you do every day? Or better put, what is it that you spend your time doing every day?

Are you really conscious about the way you live your life on a daily basis or you simply let life happen-  living everyday as it comes?

It is true that most people don’t plan every day of their lives, They are not cognizance of where they  are heading – They don’t know if they are heading for success or failure. I understand every man has the desire to succeed, but it’s unfortunate they’re careless with the way they live everyday of their life. Continue reading

6 Ways to Make a Conversation With Anyone

1.Be Well Dressed and Always Look Good: To make a good conversation with anybody, you first have to be sure the person you are about to start a conversation with is willing to converse with you. That brings us to how you’re dressed. No matter what ethnic beliefs you represent, am sure you would agree with me on this, that the way you are dressed is surely the way you would be addressed. In order to relate and have a good conversation with anybody at any point in time, it is imperative that you’re conscious about the way you look. Continue reading

Trying Times Of Life

Let me start by sharing a story with you. There is an old chum of mine who had a major academic setback some years ago, of course this really got him devastated. He was depressed for a long time, according to him,  the only time he was really not thinking about his problem was in his sleep. Days after days he got unhappier, that even when he closes his eyes to sleep he wasn’t actually sleeping. His mind couldn’t stop meditating on his problems- that he later developed high blood pressure and this almost cost him his life. Continue reading

The mysterious event at Barcelona Airport 1976

In Barcelona, 1976 an affluent couple were at the airport ready to embark on a holiday with their Nanny and young daughter.

The husband left the family for some time to acquire his plane ticket. Upon returning, to his greatest surprise  his wife was the only one there. The Nanny and daughter had mysteriously disappeared. Continue reading

The Strangest Disappearance Of The Grimes Sister

At about 7:30pm on the night of December 28, 1956, 15 year old Barbara Grimes and her 13 year old sister, Patricia, went to see a movie at the now demolished Brighton Theater in Chicago. The  girls left their home with $2.50 between them. Their plan was to see the newly released Elvis Presley movie, “Love Me Tender” for the 15th time. They never return home. Continue reading

5 Major Ways To Boost Self-Confidence

  1. Develop Better Friendships : Even though your friends can’t control your emotions, but they can of course influence how you feel about yourself. Our friends are a direct reflection of who we are and what we stand for.  So, it’s best to surround your self with self-confident set of people. people who believes strongly in their strength and abilities who can help build your self-confidence . We’re the sum total of the five kind of people we surround ourselves with. So, who are you surrounded with? Are they people with low self-esteem, with worthless or despicable character?! No matter what attribute they possess, they tend to rub it off on you. Therefore, to be confident there is need to be surrounded by people who are self confident.

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Pay Now Or Pay Later

Just a few days ago, i had the privilege of meeting with an old friend of mine who is a successful writer and also an amazing blogster.  We engaged in series of discussions, but the highlight of our time together was when he talked about peoples inability to delay immediate gratification/pleasure over long term reward – by this, i mean people  find it difficult to do what’s important or long term rewarding, preferably  they choose do things of no value or low value that give instant pleasure or joy. We talked about how this attitude tends to  affect  one’s achievement and success.

Now, lets travel back in time to our childhood days when we were young and unknowing. When we had to run errands for our parents, we had to do chores, with couple of homework given to us by our school teachers in order to keep us busy. We all know how terrible we felt as children; it’s like we were been treated unfairly, like that’s what we were born to do. We felt like we never had enough time to play with our friends and do what really matters and what is  fun to us. I personally didn’t like doing the dishes, but of course i never stopped eating (lol).  Our parents  knew the effect of just doing the fun things and neglecting the important things that brings the greatest rewards. Continue reading

5 Creepiest Places To Visit

  1. Centralia, Pennsylvania:

Centralia is an abandoned town in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. In that sense Centralia, Pennsylvania is like any other town. People lived there and raised families. They attended the local churches and went to nearby schools. Until  the coal veins under the city caught fire. This fire has been burning continuously right beneath the ground since 1962. Today the entire city lies abandoned. Centralia is an increasingly popular place to visit, especially with those looking for something not found in a tourist guide! Continue reading

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