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  • 6 things a woman should NEVER do for the man she loves

    There are many things women will do for the men they love. Some go so far as to sacrifice their happiness. However, just because something might be done in the name of love does not make it the right thing to do.

    Here are 6 things that a woman should never do for the man she loves:

    1. Compromise her standards
    Your standards and beliefs are a part of who you are. They reach into the very core of your being. When someone attempts to change those standards or beliefs, they are showing you they do not truly love who you are. It is important for a woman never to settle for a man who does not respect her standards, no matter how high or strict. Instead, a woman should search for someone who either shares her standards or admires her because of them. It might take a while to find him, but he is out there.


    2. Change her appearance
    It is perfectly natural for a woman to want to look nice for the man she loves. There is nothing wrong with spending a little extra time on your hair and makeup before a date. It is a great opportunity for you to accentuate your natural beauty and get a little confidence boost from the look on your man's face when you walk down the stairs. However, you should feel just as confident walking down those stairs in jeans and a t-shirt as you do in that blue dress he loves. There is no reason you should feel the need to be constantly dolled up to perfection. Just be you.Never alter your appearance for the approval of a man. If your man pressures you to dress the way he wants, cut your hair to his liking or alter your body in any way through cosmetic surgery or dieting, he is not worth your time. Find someone that thinks you are the most beautiful woman on earth, even on your bad hair days.


    3. Be submissive


    Men and women should be equal partners in a relationship. Both are independent human beings with different opinions and ways of doing things. Although learning how to work together might involve adopting new habits and sacrificing the luxury of getting your own way, one person should not be bending to the will of the other.


    No matter how much you love him, your man does not control your life. You do. This does not mean that you should never counsel together when making decisions. It does mean you should not consider his word to be law. You should never step back and let him push you around.


    4. Hide her intellect
    For some crazy reason women, seem to think acting dumb is attractive. Yes, you shouldn't act like a know-it-all, but you also shouldn't conceal your intelligence in order to stroke a man's ego. If you have an opinion, share it. If you know the answer, say it. Believe it or not, men find it attractive when a woman is confident, independent and not afraid to admit she has a brain.


    They also find it annoying when a woman acts completely helpless and incompetent. It is all right if you know how to throw a football or fix the kitchen sink. Impress your man with your amazing capability to open a jar without any assistance. Although he might like rescuing his damsel in distress, he also wouldn't mind having a heroine around every once in a while.


    5. Starve herself
    There has been a lie spreading around that men are only attracted to one body type. This lie has made women feel the need to risk their health in order to achieve the unnaturally small waistline of a photoshopped model. This is wrong. You should never ever deny yourself food in order to be physically appealing to your man. If your man has fallen in love with you, it means he has fallen in love with you.Not a model. He most likely finds your extra curves attractive. Accept the fact that when he says you are beautiful, he really means it.


    Remember that women are often their worst critics. They put unnecessary pressures on themselves to be or look a certain way when, in fact, they are perfect just the way they are. If you really do feel the need to lose some extra weight, there are many other alternatives to starving yourself. Exercising and following a healthy diet will aid you in shedding the unwanted pounds and help you feel like the gorgeous woman you already are.


    6. Give up on her dreams
    Just because a woman has found the love of her life, doesn't mean all her dreams have come true. Everyone has secret hopes, dreams and longings for the future. Being in a relationship should not mean that you have to give up those dreams for your sweetheart's. On the contrary! Your man should be providing encouragement and support to live your dreams.


    If you have truly found the man of your dreams, you shouldn't have to choose between your man and your dreams. You should be able to have both. So don't give up your dream to travel the world. Find a way to travel it together. Get a Ph.D., open up your own shop, run a marathon, pursue your dream of being an artist. Dream away, and let your man do the same.

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  • Top 10 Ways To Know If You're Compatible


    It’s easy to think a girl is perfect for you when you’re in the first stages of dating. At that point, you’re each on your best behavior and are showing your most charming, desirable sides, while keeping your less attractive qualities under wraps.
    Slowly, though, the truth will reveal itself, and you might find you are less compatible than it first seemed. How do you prevent this coming out months down the line? Well, here are 10 ways to know if you’re compatible, right from the early stages:
    1. You agree on the big issues
    You don’t have to have identical opinions and tastes, but on big, important issues like religion, politics and your general life goals, you’re going to need agreement and understanding, if not the exact same positions. It’s generally pretty heavy to cover these topics on the first date, but you should spend the early stages of getting to know each other uncovering some of her stances on these issues, because you don’t want to find out that you have completely different values after you’ve been dating for months and she’s met the whole family.
    2. You have mechanisms for resolving conflict
    Sometimes healthy conflict resolution takes time to work out together, but if you’re having screaming arguments and tearful misunderstandings right from the jump, this could be a sign you don’t have long-term compatibility. If you can’t have disagreements without resorting to personal attacks or yelling at each other, or, worse, you can’t resolve matters after you’ve had less-than-mature arguments, you might need to find someone with whom you’ll enjoy a more peaceful state.
    3. You feel strong chemistry
    Physical attraction isn’t everything, and strong relationships can be forged even if there aren’t exactly fireworks right from the start. But you should feel some kind of spark when you are around your (potential) significant other; whether that’s in the form of wanting to rip her clothes off, laugh at everything she says or talk to her until the wee hours, you need to have some warm fuzzies to remind you why you want to hang around when the going gets a bit rougher.
    4. You can live together harmoniously
    Ultimately, for long-term relationships, you’re likely to want to live together at some point. It’s not always easy right at the beginning of a relationship to know if you’ll be able to live together, but there are definitely some warning signs to pay attention to: are you an absolute neat freak, while she leaves her clothes strewn everywhere? Do you steadfastly refuse to cook or clean, or does she? Pay attention to these early signs to determine whether you might be able to cohabitate one day.
    5. You share some interests
    Again, you don’t need to be twins or mirror images of each other, but it really helps to gel a relationship together if there are certain activities you like doing together. It could be anything from watching movies together to playing sport, or even just hanging around chatting and drinking beer, but if you’re constantly away from each other doing different activities — or if you can’t stand the things the other person likes doing with their time — the forecast for the future might not be so sunny.

    6. She doesn’t take minor things too seriously, and neither do you

    Compatible couples don’t tear apart at the seams as soon as there’s a minor issue at hand. Sometimes one or both of you will say thoughtless things, or leave dishes in the sink or forget an anniversary. These are crappy things that should be apologized for, but they shouldn’t be deal breakers or cause endless tirades of “I knew you didn’t care about me!” or “You’re always so selfish!” Both of you will need some ability to forgive and move on from minor infractions, and if you can do this from the start, that’s a strong sign.
    7. You both put energy into regenerating the relationship
    This is one that takes a little bit more time to determine, but when things have become a bit routine between the two of you, is she making an effort to spice things up or make sure you’re still interested? Are you? We’re fed a narrative about relationships in movies and pop culture that landing a partner is the hard part, and then the rest is easy. It’s nonsense: relationships take constant work, and require renewed energy from both of you.
    8. Your friends and family like her, and vice versa
    Sometimes the people close to us have better compatibility radars than we do for ourselves. If your friends and family are making comments like “you two are so cute together!” or “when is your new girlfriend coming around again?” that’s a great sign. Conversely, signs of disapproval — although they’ll likely be more subtle — are an important cue, too.
    9. You find yourself factoring her into the future
    You don’t tend to imagine buying a dog and designing a house from scratch with someone that you’re fundamentally incompatible with. Sure, we all fall head over heels for people who aren’t right for us occasionally, but if you’re making long-term plans and imagining a future with your new girlfriend, it probably means things are going well, and that you’re a good match.
    10. You don’t want her to leave
    Time apart in relationships is healthy — let’s clear that up. However, strong partnerships are built on a fundamental liking of one another, and enjoyment of each other’s company. It’s natural, in a good relationship, to feel pangs of longing when one of you is on holiday without the other, and to miss each other when you’re separated. If separation fills you with relief rather than mild discomfort, that’s a red flag, and you might need to keep searching for someone you want near you more often.


    Compatibility really comes down to a few fundamental components: shared values, mature conflict resolution, liking each other and treating each other with respect. If any of these factors are lacking a few months in, you may not be the best match for one another, but if you’re saying a resounding “yes!” to all of these signs, congratulations: you’re onto a good thing!

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  • Scholarship programs in Norway



    Ethiopian graduate students may apply for admission to a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree program in Norway. Norway offers a unique student experience and Norwegian higher education institutions welcome applications sent by qualified students from all over the world.



    1.International Summer School Scholarships at University of Oslo
    The University of Oslo offers scholarships to applicants from certain countries to study Masters and Bachelor’s courses offered during the International Summer School.

    Host Institution(s):

    University of Oslo, Norway

    Level/Field of study:

    See the list of Bachelors and Masters Courses offered at the International Summer School

    Number of Awards:

    The majority of scholarships awarded will be partial. Only approximately 50 full scholarships will be awarded.

    Target group:

    International students from Asia, Oceania, Africa, Central America and South America, Caucasus and Balkans, Former Soviet Union states, EU and EEA countries, USA, and Canada.

    Scholarship value/inclusions:

    Full scholarships may include basic fee, additional fees, pocket money allowance, and plane ticket to and from Norway. Partial scholarships cover only all or part of the Basic fee and additional fees (if applicable).

    Important Note: The type of scholarship and its inclusions will depend on the country where you are from. Please refer to the official website for full details.


    To be a successful ISS scholarship recipient, you must demonstrate:

    • that your academic background is relevant to the course you apply for (see course descriptions for more information)

    • that your professional background is relevant to the course you apply for

    • your financial need

    You must also meet the academic and English proficiency requirements for ISS.

    Application instructions:

    Apply online as a scholarship applicant, and remember to complete and upload the scholarship form with your application.

    It is important to read the ISS Terms and Conditions and visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


    Official Scholarship Website:

    2.Norwegian Partnership Program for Global Academic Cooperation (NORPART)
    The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) is pleased to issue this call for applications for funding of joint projects between higher education institutions in Norway and selected developing countries under the Norwegian Partnership Programme for Global Academic Cooperation (NORPART). The programme will support academic partnerships and student mobility with an emphasis on the Master and PhD level. The programme addresses both higher education policy and development policy goals.

    Application Deadline: The final deadline for submitting applications is 5 September 2016, at 15:00 Norwegian time (CET).

    Eligible Countries:

    Africa: Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

    Other Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, East Timor, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Sri Lanka, Vietnam.

    Eligibility Criteria: In order to be eligible, applications must meet the following criteria:

    The main partner institution in Norway must be an accredited Norwegian higher education institution.
    The main partner institution outside Norway must be an accredited higher education institution in one of the partner countries listed.
    Applications must include a Letter of commitment from the main partner Institution outside Norway, documenting interest in and commitment to the partnership by leadership at relevant level.
    Applications must be written in English and be submitted fully completed, including attachments through SIU’s online platform for applications and reporting(Espresso), latest within the call’s final deadline.
    Failure to meet the above criteria will lead to dismissal of the application.

    Value: The total funds made available in this call are approximately NOK 90 million. Each application may be awarded up to 5 000 000 Norwegian kroner (NOK).

    Duration: The call is open to long-term project cooperation with a project period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021.

    How to Apply

    The applications should be prepared jointly by the main partner institution in Norway and the other partner institution(s).

    Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

    Award Provider: NORPART is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and is administered by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU).

    Important Notes:

    All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the application process, tentatively in November 2016
    The next call for applications will probably be issued in 2019, for the project period 2020-2024.

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  • how well do you know your lover couple questions


    These questions are designed to let your partner know about the little things that you’d like them to notice. It can also be about your deepest desires and how you approach things in life.

    Remember, this is not a test. That serves no purpose in relationships where you’re supposed to discover the ins and outs of the person you’re with. You just have to ride it out and enjoy every little bit of the person you love, inside and out.



    Questions about yourself
    #1 What are my pet peeves?
    #2 What can’t I eat? [Read: 50 relationship questions to test your compatibility]
    #3 What are the tells when I lie?
    #4 When shouldn’t you talk to me?
    #5 What do I identify as my worst habit?
    #6 What do you think is my worst habit?
    #7 What am I most proud of?
    #8 What am I insecure about?
    #9 Why do I like my favorite movie?
    #10 What is my fondest memory as a child?
    #11 Where do I dream of going?
    #12 What are my short-term goals?
    #13 What are my long-term goals?
    #14 What are the little things that make me happy?
    #15 What am I afraid of?
    #16 How’s my relationship with my parents?
    #17 Who do I consider my closest friend? *other than you, of course?!*
    #18 How did my heart break the first time?
    #19 What was the moment that made me decide I could trust you?
    #20 When do you think I first fell in love with you? [Read: 50 revealing questions to know if someone’s right for you]



    Questions about your partner

    These questions, on the other hand, are designed to give your partner insight into your way of thinking. It’s easier to ask these questions, so your partner will know how much you want to be involved in their life.

    #1 Which friend of yours do I trust the most?
    #2 What do I like about you the most?
    #3 What drew me to you? [Read: 60 get-to-know-you questions for a new romance]
    #4 How’s my relationship with your family?
    #5 What do I do that makes you mad?
    #6 What do I do to calm you down?
    #7 Which of your shirts do I dislike?
    #8 Which habit of yours do I want you to change?
    #9 How often do I want to hear from you?
    #10 When do I need you the most?
    #11 When do I need you the least?
    #12 When have I ever been a pain in the ass? [Read: 30 dirty would-you-rather questions to ask each other]
    #13 What can I do to improve?
    #14 What can we do to keep our love alive?
    #15 When did you first realize that you loved me?

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