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The impact of Social Media on African Lifestyle

“Has Dele a new girlfriend?”, Toyin asked with her eyes fixed on her mobile phone. “No”, Bola replied. “But here he is in a cozy pose with a lady”, Toyin said. “Where?”, Bola asked in a voice mixed

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African Fashion and Design on the Rise

Traditional African garments are generally tailored locally according to the verbal style description of the client who buys the textile and pays for the tailor’s work. Taking a piece from history,

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Keeping Natural African Hair Healthy and Beautiful

The differences in hair structure are responsible for the variety of hair properties including texture, dryness and breakage. Even in Africa hair properties are different from region to

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The Chemistry of Perfume

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perfume magic

Perfume is a mixture of fragrant, essential oils and aroma compounds, a fixative, and alcohol. It is used to give parts of the human body and sometimes other objects a long-lasting and pleasant smell.

The essential oils are obtained by distillation of flowers, plants, and grasses, such as orange blossom and roses. Extraction by enfleurage is used if distillation is not possible, for example in the case of Jasmin Absolute. Enfleurage is basically extraction by absorption of aroma materials into wax and then extracting the odorous oil with alcohol. Aromatic chemicals are also used. Fixatives, which bind the various fragrances together, include balsams, ambergris, and secretions from the scent glands of civets and musk deer (undiluted, these have

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Fruits as Source of Vitamins

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fruits

Fruits are a source of many essential vitamins and nutrients, besides being loved for their delightful taste. They contain many important vitamins required for carrying out biochemical reactions crucial for human growth and development. Let’s find out some fruits exuberant with vitamins, which play a significant role in life-sustaining processes.

Vitamins in Fruits

Vitamin A
Orange, watermelon, blackberry, peach, kiwi and apple are some of the fruits rich in vitamin A. This vitamin plays a crucial role in cell reproduction and formation of hormones. It is also essential for the stimulation of immune system and improvement of vision and hair growth. Vitamin A also promotes proper growth and development of bones and teeth. Deficiency of this important vitamin can trigger diseases like, night blindness, dryness of skin, weak bone and teeth.

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