Confused about Bitcoin? Here are 5 things to know

Here are 5 key things to know about this virtual currency

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Everyone has heard about Bitcoin by now, especially since its value has soared to as much as $20,000 (N7.2 million) recently from about $1,000 (N360,000) at the beginning of the year. Interest in the virtual currency is now growing worldwide. It’s complicated stuff, so here are some answers to key questions when the subject inevitably […]

Giving children cough and cold medicines is not as helpful as you think

Some tried-and-true remedies are actually more effective than anything you can buy at the store.

cough and cold medicines

No parent want to see his or her child suffer from cold or cough or any ailment for that matter. Our first instinct is to call the doctor and get a prescription or visit a drugstore and purchase our favorite cold medicine. However, there are emerging evidences that giving children cough and cold medicines is not […]

Gelatin, the agent that transforms your ice cream and candies to a healthy meal

Gelatin is a colourless, tasteless rubber-like solid substance. It is commonly used as a gelling agent in food, pharmaceutical drugs, vitamin capsules, photography, and cosmetic manufacturing. Many people aren’t conscious of its existence as a gelling agent in several of the food products they buy off the shelves in grocery stores. And for those that […]

How to Build a Friendly Home for the Elderly

It is smart to build our home with the future in mind. There are few ideas that we can follow that will help us build a home that people 50 and above will find comfortable to live in without sacrificing style.

elderly homeowner

It is smart to build our home with the future in mind. There are few ideas that we can follow that will help us build a home that people 50 and above will find comfortable to live in without sacrificing style. Aging in place may be the last thing on your mind when you’re renovating […]

Startimes Pay-Per-Day subscription services in the spotlight

Startimes Nigeria eventually kicks off its Pay-Per-Day subscription plan which enable its customers to either Pay Per Day, Pay Per Week or Pay Per Month

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The cable and Pay-TV industry and market in Nigeria is certainly getting more interesting. New players are jumping into the ring and old players are shaping up to protect their market. You will recall that the market recently welcome the like of TSTV and Kwese TV in the last few months. On November 1st 2017, […]

10 Warning Signs to Watch Out for in Older Vehicles

If you are using an older vehicle, there are certain red flags or warning signs to watch out for. Knowing them and taking precaution to deal with them will further prolong the use of the vehicle. Consumer Reports identifies and explains 10 of such signs.

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Getting 322,000 kilometers of use – or more – from a vehicle is an impressive feat, but it’s not impossible. Owners should be aware, though, that as a vehicle approaches that milestone, many of its components will start to wear out. You’ll see some warning signs, or red flags. Pay attention to them and you […]

How these food and drinks affect your drug medication

Some of what you eat and drink could reduce or increase the effect of your medications.

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What you eat and drink could reduce or increase the effect of your medications. Dozens of other foods, including some that are part of a healthy diet are also risky to mix with certain medications. This doesn’t mean you have to avoid such foods completely, it just means that you have to be cautious. Experts […]

Black Friday shopping? How to avoiding fake deals and discounts

If you are interested in taking advantage of the coming Black Friday, then you need to read this. Not all that glitters is gold. Find out how to make the best of products offers.

woman shopping

Online shopping is becoming more popular now in Nigeria with large online stores like Jumia and Konga taking the lead. But have you ever wondered if those amazing deals and discounts you often see on display are fake deals and discounts or if they are real? You see a shoe that is quoted to be 20 to […]

Fire Extinguisher Buying Guide

Home fires are often unpredictable, and they can be deadly. That's why you need one full-floor, multipurpose fire extinguisher on each level of your home and one in your garage, plus smaller, supplemental units for the kitchen and car.

fire extinguisher buying guide

Home fires are often unpredictable, and they can be deadly. That’s why you need one full-floor, multipurpose fire extinguisher on each level of your home and one in your garage, plus smaller, supplemental units for the kitchen and car. Fire Safety in the Home Heavier extinguishers have more flame retardant and delivered it quicker and […]

The Right Way to Use a Fire Extinguisher

Consumer Reports explains what type to buy and how to use it, so familiarize yourself before there's an emergency

Fire Extinguisher

“Owning the right fire extinguishers is important,” says Don Huber, director of product safety at Consumer Reports. “But it’s also important to clearly know how to use it in an emergency. You don’t want to be reading the owner’s manual during a fire.” Choose the Right Extinguisher Fire extinguisher know-how comes down to two things: […]

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