#MorningMotivation: Never accept anything less than you deserve coz you teach people how to treat you

By Joseph Nyamayaro |Nust-ZW

Less than a minute read

Enjoy life as everything in life is temporary so if things are going good enjoy it because it wont last forever.And if things are going bad, dont worry it cant last forever either.

As I have said before, never hold on to anger as it is akeen to drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

Remember Life is short smile while you still have teeth.

Good morning and have a blessed day🍒🍓



by Denice Pine
1 minute read

1. Stay hydrated:

In winter we drink much less water and guess what? we get dehydrated.. People do not realize that dehydration masks itself as hunger and as a result we eat to quench the “thirst”. So whenever you feel hungry , drunk some water first. You will be surprised.

2. Reduce carb intake:

It’s winter , you are bound to do much less hence won’t burn most of the energy you take in from your food. With that said, eat more protein and vegetables to keep your weight steady or to even drop it.

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3. Exercise:

30 mins a day can really help you reach your goal . It doesn’t sound like much but it goes a long way .

4. Prepare mentally:

Mental wellness is something that is taken for granted by so many. What we don’t realize is the fact that our bodies respond to our mind. What we think we are what we become. With that said, do Yoga it will help you meditate.

5. Buddy system:

It works. Team work makes the dream work. Become accountable to the next person and that way you will never miss a days session.

Add these 5 tips to your lifestyle this winter and see how it will bring positive change

Potatoes in Four Awesome Ways

by Siphiwe Ndlovu
3 minute read

Have you ever been so hungry and you discover the only thing you have in your kitchen are potatoes.

It may be quite distressing but let me enlighten you, the potato is the fifth most important crop worldwide, imagine that.

Potatoes are versatile and very healthy. You can fight cancer, control diabetes and get stronger bones by eating this “boring” starch.

The potato is not at all boring there are over 3000 recipes for potatoes and most importantly they are all quite affordable and delicious.

I will just show u a few of those recipes. The many others you can find at allrecipes.com.

1. Potato Fritters



My first go to potato recipe is Potato Fritters.

Now these are absolutely mouth wateringly delicious. What do u need for these well; 1 big potato, 1 onion finely chopped, 1 level tablespoon flour preferable self-raising if not add a 1 level teaspoon of baking powder,1 teaspoon salt, pinch of pepper and half an egg beaten.

Now you got the ingredients, this is how you go about it.

  • Peel and grate your potatoes into a bowl, mix in your bitten egg and then your seasoning.
  • Sieve in your flour into the mixture and then mix, scoop spoonful’s into a pan and then dip fat fry until golden brown. You can now enjoy as part of your breakfast lunch or even supper.

2. Mashed Potatoes.


My second recipe is Mashed Potatoes.

Boil your unpeeled potatoes. When your potatoes are soft you can now peel them with your hands, put them in cold water makes peeling them easier.
After they are all peeled mash them use a masher or cut them up and use a fork till they are soft not lumpy add milk or butter or both it will make them soft and even more mouth watering. Serve with gravy and meat.

3. Shepherd’s Pie


You can even make use of your mashed potatoes for your Shepherd’s Pie which is a layer of mashed potatoes a layer of mince a layer of mixed vegetables a layer of mashed potatoes and then sprinkle cheese on top all in a baking tray. Then you bake grill until cheese melts and it becomes golden brown.

Have you ever cooked too many potatoes and had some leftover. Cold potatoes from the fridge what to do with them?

Well I have two words Sauté Potatoes. They will change your life tease your palate and open a world of undiscovered flavour to you.

4. Sauté Potatoes


How to make them? Well that’s easy peasy.
Cut your boiled potatoes into rings. Heat about 50g margarine in a frying pan add your potato rings until heated through and lightly browned on both sides.

Now I could go on forever so what you just do type potato recipes on your internet search engine and trust me you will see an endless list of the most amazingly delicious recipes you can do with just a potato.

#CurrentSitutation: UZ Students Strike,Refuse to write exams until Mugabe steps down

STUDENTS at the University of Zimbabwe have called off exams until President Robert Mugabe steps down.

The students are also demanding that Grace Mugabe’s PHD be revoked and that  Levi Nyagura, Vice Chancelor of the institution should resign.

Grace’s degree attracted intense criticism and speculation after claims that she did not write a thesis and did not take the required period of time to complete it.

According to press reports, Nyagura is perceived to be Mugabe’s ally and also thought to be complicit in suppressing dissent at the university.

Grace Mugabe graduated with a PhD from the University of Zimbabwe’s Faculty of Social Studies Department of Sociology in 2014.

University of Zimbabwe students say they do not want any external interference in their demo.

The answer to: “Should I submit my resume as a Word doc or PDF?”

Your resume’s ready to go out there and get you the job. You’ve updated it, highlighted your transferable skills, and triple-checked for typos. Now the only question is how you submit it. Should it be a PDF or Word document?

The answer’s complicated, but to help you make the best, most educated decision, I enlisted the help of two of our career coaches who specialize in resume reviewsAlex Durand did not mince words when he told me that the answer is always PDF.

His sound reasoning? “Leaving your resume in any word processing format exposes you to the possibility that someone might inadvertently alter it. You want interested parties to review the polished, error-free copy.”

This is obviously a good point. A PDF cannot be altered, whereas a Word doc can. Durand instructs: “Don’t give your power away.”

On the one hand, it’s hard to find fault with that reasoning, but on the other, it seems that there’s a bit of gray. Coach Theresa Merrill, who says she feels “strongly” about this subject, notes that there are “pros and cons to both formats.” She goes on to explain: “How you use them depends on how you are submitting them.”

Aha! There’s that gray I mentioned a moment ago. Merrill advises: “If you’re emailing a resume directly to someone, then use a PDF as these are typically virus-free when downloaded. Also PDFs retain formatting.”

However, the reason you might opt for a Word doc is because of the complicated nature of ATS tracking systems. Although she acknowledges that it’s not as much of an issue as it used to be, problems can still occur. The issue, she explains “is that the software may not track or scan keywords on PDFs as well as it does on Word documents,” which means, regrettably, that your application could fail to reach a human.

If you have no idea what an ATS is or if you’ve ever used one, you should probably read thisbefore you do anything else.

Merrill sees no harm in submitting both—if you’re applying through LinkedIn or the company’s website—however, in most cases, this isn’t possible. After all, you’re often prompted to attach your resume—not two.

So here’s what to know as you make your decision: The PDF’s typically going to be the better-looking version, but if you have any tiny worries about an ATS missing your keywords, the Word version is the way to go.

I know what you’re thinking—I’m job searching, I’m full of tiny worries.

I completely understand. Think about it this way: If you’re applying to a role with no referrals or internal connections, you should play it safe and submit your resume via Word because you need all the ATS help you can get (and it’s simply not worth it to take any chances).

But, if you have someone on the inside looking out for your application or you’re emailing your materials directly, then a PDF’s better.

The key, in any event, is to stand out and get noticed—and more often than not, simply applying online won’t make that happen. So if you have the hiring manager’s contact info, go ahead and send your resume and cover letter in a separate email, noting that you also applied online. Not sure how to track down who the hiring manager even is? Career expert Jenny Foss has three fantastic ideas for how to do just that.

And before you stress out too much about this decision—keep this in mind: The fact that you’re even taking the time to read up on this shows that you’re ahead of the pack. That tells me that you’re a hard worker who will land the right job. So, proofread that resume one more time and then submit it.

This story was written by Stacey Lastoe for The Muse, your ultimate career destination, offering exciting job opportunities, expert advice and a peek behind the scenes into fantastic companies and career paths. We believe that you can and should love your job–and be successful at it–and we want to help make that happen. Whether you’re just starting out, changing career paths, or aiming for the C-suite, we’ve got everything you need to take charge of your career. Curated from USA Today College


By Sibanda Mdawini

SEVERAL students were left stranded as the eagerly anticipated school bus demo took a turn to the worst.

According to social media reports, the students who forcibly boarded a university bus on Monday afternoon were not ferried to town but instead dumped at the transport depot while the lecturers in the bus were ushered into another bus.Screenshot_1.jpg

Reports said that the Transport department is not allowed to ferry anyone outside the scheduled timetable, hence the bus driver had to idle the bus and flee the scene since the student were not on schedule.

According to a message circulating of Whatsapp, signed by Nicholas Mushayi, the students were supposed to meet at the campus terminus at 1600 hrs where  they were going to board.

“Tomorrow, (Monday) students are going to be transported to town from campus by our yellow bus,” read part of the message. ” Lets all meet by the gate at 1600hrs and get into our bus.”

However, the message did not clarify if there was any communication with the transport department authorising the students to board the bus.

Another student who claimed to have been part of the negotiations to draft a timetable for the bus to ferry the students said the means of getting the bus were “baboon methods” and did not resemble academic behavior.

“On our memoirs with the dean, we discussed the issue of the bus and were tasked to come with a timetable but that needs an annual union meeting with the students,” said the student who preferred anonymity.

“However, the SRC is being run by one man, the president Nyika and his secretary general and can not call for that meeting. So a new SRC will have to do that.”


Meanwhile, the self proclaimed organisres of the demo, Nicholas, Talent, Respect, and Ranga have called for more students to join the bus demo which continues at 1600hrs on Tuesday.

“Fellow students, the sweltering summer of our legitimate discontent will not pass until an invigorating autom of justice is brought in,” read a whatsapp authered by Nicholas, after the demo.

The demos are a result of the administration’s alleged failure to fulfil its promises of offering students a shattle services to and from the city center foloowing the procurement of the bus early this year.


Father’s Day Is Not for Single Mothers

By Cherese Jackson (Virginia)

Contrary to the cultural campaign identifying single mothers as candidates for Father’s Day, this day is designed to honor the men who acknowledge their children and hold their roles as dads in high esteem. According to the dictionary a father is a male who has child, a male parent or father-in-law, an adopted father or step-father. Any person that does not fall under those guidelines Father’s Day is not for them.

Although there are many painful and legitimate reasons women find themselves raising their children alone, that does not qualify them to be considered fathers. Often women are thrust into the role of a single parent due to circumstances outside of their control; things like abusive relationships where the woman had to leave her abuser, her partner dies or she was raped and decided against an abortion. There are also times when a woman finds herself rearing her children alone as a result of her own decisions and the consequences thereof .

With divorce rates being at an all time high sometimes the father splits and abandons his responsibilities where the children are concerned; his responsibilities are not just financial. Far too often when couples separate the mother forces the father to stay away and even uses “child support” against him. Whatever the reason a mother finds herself a single mom, being celebrated on Father’s Day is ludicrous and makes as little sense as a single father being recognized on Mother’s Day.

Do not misunderstand the point being made, the mothers who have the difficult task of managing the lives of their children alone should be honored and respected but according to the definition a woman simply cannot be a father. A child needs both parents but the roles these parents occupy are unique and equally invaluable. Even within the current culture that appreciates and encourages same-sex parents there will either be two dads or two moms.

The concept of Father’s Day was inspired by a single dad who embraced the challenge of raising his six children alone after his wife died. By including mothers who are single on a day designed for fathers helps the male role in the child’s life become further devalued. Men who are involved in the upbringing of their children should be honored, celebrated and appreciated; not undervalued.Mother’s Day is always in May and, for those that do not know, Single Parents’ Day is in March.

To spread the “love” to single moms on Father’s Day is not as empowering as it might seem. Contrariwise it capitalizes on a self-inflicted wound and stunts the process of healing. The truth is parents should be honored and appreciated every day in their respective roles.

This is not a personal issue it is a community crisis that leads a woman to believe she can do the job of a man. No matter how courageous a woman is, just as many men who are left to raise their children alone are not mothers; the role of the father is not one that can be filled by a woman. This does not take any credit away from the “Wonder Woman” that she is and the hard work she invests in taking care of her family. These things just make her an amazingly strong woman but biologically not a father.

By all means as a society we should continue to find ways to strengthen, empower and honor single women who continue to hold it down for their families. They deserve honor for their extreme commitment and dedication – just not as an equal to a male on Father’s Day, this day is for men.

There are many who will disagree with this thought process primarily because their emotions are tied to their reasoning. The definitions are clear; a male parent is a father and a female parent is a mother. When a mother is the sole party responsible for her children she is being a parent; a great one but not a father.

There is a cultural campaign which seeks to honor motherhood on Father’s Day. This day is designed to celebrate the men who embrace their roles as dads. Although a well-intentioned gesture, telling single moms that they are fathers too does not help the crisis many women are now left in or does it encourage men to step in and step up. As much as it pains some hardworking mothers to accept, Father’s Day is not for single mothers. In conclusion, from the newest father to the most seasoned grandfather “Happy Father’s Day!”

Check out our June Issue of Campus Voices and see why students say Dads are their SUPER HEROES..REAL dads not moms. LOL




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Tanaka tried to mask her own fears by comforting her husband, but it was not working. The more she stayed with him, the more frightened she became. Tanaka had never seen Daniel in this state before, and it really terrified her. Daniel had a blank look in his eyes, focused on the bathroom door but not seeing anything. He rocked back and forth, no longer talking but whimpering and making funny breathing sounds. His body was shaking and he had suddenly gone cold.

Tanaka sighed with relieve when Doctor Tinashe Saidi, the pathologist tapped lightly on the door, followed by team of paramedics with Mars Ambulance service. The paramedics along with the doctor swooped into the bathroom and examined the body. The doctor did not do much, he just opened the zip, nodded a few timed then ordered the paramedics to remove the torso and body parts and put them in a black body bag.

The doctor told one of the paramedics that he had come with to take Daniel with them to the hospital. When Daniel was lifted up, he did not put up a fight. It was as if he was no longer in his body, that what was left was a lifeless zombie. Tanaka stepped aside as the paramedics left with her husband, her heart heavy with concern and worry. She turned to the doctor who was leaning by the door then tried to put on a brave face with him.

“We are friends Tanaka.” Saidi began with a comforting smile. “ You don’t have to pretend with me.”
“Thanks. “ Tanaka said, then sighed.
“Our vic was strangled and suffocated but that is not what killed him.”
“What did?”
“loss of blood for one. His body was put under too much trauma when it was mutilated, it was bound to shut down…”
“He was mutilated when he was still alive?” Tanaka asked her heart suddenly beating.
“Yes. The killer was sending a message. I am putting the time of death between forty eight and fifty four hours from now. I have to do further tests to be sure.”
“And murder weapon?”
“Its something sharp and with jaggered teeth, I would say probably a hacksaw.”

“Thanks doctor.”
“If ever you want to talk…” Saidi let his sentence trail off into nothing then smiled at Tanaka who smiled back.
“Of course.”

Tanaka and Saidi had known each other about eleven years now and they had become good friends. Saidi was a middle aged man who was starting to lose his hair and hence had began shaving his head bald. He was short, had a hunched back and wore heavy glasses that made him look like a cartoon character. When he was sixteen he had been involved in a car crash that had damaged his right leg and hence he walked with limb. In order to pay for medical school, he had taken a job at a cigarette manufacturing company, the smell had stayed with him ever since then. The job at the firm had left him with yellow teeth, black lips and red eyes that made him look like he was drunk all the time. Surprisingly, he had a very warm and loving face. As the doctor exited the gate, Tanaka’s partner detective Maud Chifamba, a young vivacious dark skinned, dreadlocked woman came through the door. Maud Chifamba had recently gotten married to a college sweetheart, and even though she had changed her surname and all, her workmates still chose to address her as Maud Chifamba.

She moved in energetic brisk steps, and she had a contagious loud laugh. Chifamba noticed Tanaka, then rushed to her and gave her a tight embrace first.

“I came with Gandawa and Samkange, they are interviewing the neighbors. Why did you come here in the first place?”
“House hunting.”
“House hunting?” Chifamba repeated with worry in her eyes.
“Samkange investigated a case like this one twenty years ago. Ever since then this house was taken off the market and was due for demolition. I am not sure why its still standing, but no one has lived here ever since then.”
“You can’t be serious. My husband inherited this house from his father, who lived here and died two weeks ago.”
“I thought…”
“His father’s lawyer came into contact with him a day after his father died.”

“The last I heard of this a house, a man called Tucker Dube had been brutally murdered. This..”
“Tucker Dube?”
“We buried that man nine days ago!”
“That man was blugeoned to death twenty years ago.” Chifamba said in a whisper, Tanaka took a few steps back trying to understand what was going on. What was Chifamba saying?