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Oct
22

Love and Distance

Love is like electricity and reacts in a similar way to distance. Electricity necessitates linkage and a point-to-point connection of two or more nodes to ensure connectivity on the electrical grid. Love works in a similar way in that it necessitates a tactile connection between two people. When these individuals are separated by distance, then […]

Oct
22

The Commercialization of Art

The commercialization of art, or the process of running or managing art principally for financial gain, is a phenomenon of the last few decades in sports and the arts. When art is commercialized and, in a sense, mass-produced with the intent to make money or to incur financial gain, then there is erosion in the […]

Oct
19

Vibes

Vibes are interconnections between people of similar or different cultures, societies, and parts of the world. Vibes are like a global Wi-Fi connection, and the people feeling the vibe, the individual nodes, or devices. There is an unintended pun in the meaning of Wi-Fi, i.e., wireless fidelity. In the same way there needs to be […]

Oct
17

Picnicking

Picnicking or taking part in a picnic can be one of the most calming ways to spend some time with a loved one.  Setting some time apart to relax and share a meal in the open air can be beneficial in terms of health and mindfulness, especially now, as the world deals with the COVID-19 […]

Oct
11

The Future of Work

The future of work seems more uncertain today than it has ever been. In the years before, work was a physical thing and was appreciated as showing up somewhere, in-person, and carrying out mandated tasks and responsibilities at the office or workplace. In such a setting, work was a daily event where every day needed […]

Oct
02

Losing a Baby

Losing a baby and the pain that comes with it cannot be put into words. Recently, John Legend and his wife Chrissy revealed that they had lost their would-be third child, Jack. I cannot imagine the pain and devastation they are going through and the devastation that many other families, who have lost a child, […]

Oct
01

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was a kingdom in its very essence. It was a strong kingdom led by revered kings. Even having taken place millennia ago, the story of ancient Egypt and ancient Egyptians’ culture are fascinating. How on earth did human beings at the time have such sophistication and a richness of culture that is arguably […]

Sep
30

Vote and Change the World

Vote and Change the World speaks to this election year and the U.S election set for November 2020. Your vote, as an American, matters now more than ever. You are currently wielding power like has never been seen on the face of the earth. You have power in your eligibility to vote and the actualization […]

Sep
22

Immigration

  Immigration is where individuals move away from their native countries and seek to settle in other countries out of need, war, and other negative factors that may push them to seek refuge elsewhere. Immigration happens when individuals leave their native countries to go to other nations whose citizenship they lack, to settle or become naturalized. […]

Sep
20

Love Yours

  ‘Love Yours’ is a call to self-love and to love oneself and one’s own life. Love your life because it is a gift from God, and do not seek to be like others. Your life and you, as a person, are all you need to achieve your goals and to reach your dreams. We mostly […]

Sep
17

Terminal Days

  Terminal days is a concept that encourages living in the now. As human beings, we are susceptible to falling ill and even losing our lives due to chronic conditions such as cancer. We are mortal beings who depend on our biological selves for life. As such, anything, including illnesses that negatively impact our health and […]

Sep
15

Organic Living

  Organic living is embracing and adhering to a chemical-free lifestyle. It entails doing away with any inorganic food, chemically produced food, or food that is not fresh or has gotten produced using artificial fertilizers and chemical inputs. Organic living is against consumerism in its very nature and concerns itself with ensuring an all-round green, sustainable, […]

Sep
13

Crafts

  A craft or trade is an activity, pastime, or profession that necessitates skills, experience, and artisanship to create something meaningful, palpable, and tactile. Nowadays, even programming and having digital skills or being very good at utilizing technology can be blanketed under crafts. A craft is a means through which an individual exercises their abilities, talents, […]

Sep
11

Mental Health

  Mental or cognitive health is a complex topic and entails numerous fields and sub-fields. Excellent examples include psychology and psychiatry. Psychology seeks to study behavior and general human life, while psychiatry is more concerned with mental disorders, their diagnosis, and treatment. Mental health is very much the elephant in the room all over the world. […]

Sep
09

Classic Cars

  Classic cars are every enthusiast’s dream. Having an appreciation for classic cars is a matter of taste and is mostly something that is only characteristic of hobbyists. These are individuals who have enough knowledge, drive, and excitement to allow themselves to enter and discover the classic car world. Motoring is a massive part of modern […]

Sep
07

Micro-Targeting

  Microtargeting is a concept and a field in big data analytics, business intelligence, and predictive analysis. It works as a way that businesses can target promotions and products to specific users as per the data they input. Essentially, microtargeting is where your user data is input into predictive analysis, big data analytics, and business intelligence […]

Sep
05

Strongman Syndrome

  Strongman Syndrome is part of what I would like to refer to as ‘Strongmanism.’ In normal circumstances, a strongman is an athlete who undertakes feats of strength: a Rambo-like figure who has muscles and all that. However, in the current pandemic and the current political climate globally, the strongmen I am talking about are leaders […]

Sep
03

Bees and Honey

  Bees are a marvel to the world and are at the forefront of ensuring that our world remains colorful and beautiful. Without bees, we would not have honey, and people would probably call their partners sugar or something less sweet. Bees are a crucial part of all ecosystems as they undertake the pivotal role of […]

Sep
01

Hustle

  Hustle is the drive and actions that an individual takes in pursuit of prosperity and success. We allow ourselves the best things in life by giving what we do or our careers the best. Computer interfaces and technologies use a concept GIGO, which refers to Garbage In, Garbage Out. In more ways than we would […]

Aug
29

Authentic Africa

  Authentic Africa speaks to us as a people, as Africans who have lived in, continue to live in, and love our beautiful continent. I feel very proud to be African and Kenyan, for that matter. Africa is a continent of marvels, and you can only feel the beauty of being in Africa by visiting Africa. […]

Aug
26

Conflict Resolution

  Conflict resolution refers to the various approaches and attempts that can be made by leaders, entities, or individuals as a way to resolve and manage conflict. Conflict or strife occurs when several individuals, entities, groups, ideas, worldviews, cultures, or societies disagree on matters or issues, leading to strained relations and tension between the various entities. […]

Aug
24

Vaccination

  Vaccination is one of the essential health activities and requirements for all individuals and especially children. It has also become referred to as immunization or inoculation. Vaccination is essentially exposing the individual to a mild strain of a virus or infection as a way to allow for acquiring immunity against that particular virus or infection. […]

Aug
23

Prayer

  Prayer is the only form of direct communication that you and I can have with God. As we saw in religiosity, we are a society that depends on God and calls on Him to fulfill our needs and wants. We live most of our lives learning about God and wanting to learn more about what […]

Aug
22

Fighting Anxiety

  Fighting anxiety is a part of life, and life can entail numerous anxieties due to the perpetual fact that we humans do not have all the answers. We mostly don’t have most answers and are bound to remain in numerous fears or anxieties while trying to figure out what will happen, when it will happen, […]

Aug
19

Climate Change

  Climate change is the topic of the decade, if not the issue of the century. History will not only judge our generation on our handling and propagation of climate change, but also on the efforts we have put in place to mitigate it. Climate change has led to mutant or evolving climate and weather patterns […]

Aug
18

Innovation

  Innovation is at the very core of what we, as the human species, can achieve. Think of the telegram and today’s instantaneous smartphone applications that you can not only send messages on but also call and text in the same app. We have not only surpassed mobile communication, but technology has gone even further to […]

Aug
17

Taking a Chance

  Life is a myriad of choices, and the ones we make can be just as impactful as the ones we don’t make. Life can be so beautiful when one gives their love to what they do. When you are in a space where you are doing what you love and where you are happy with […]

Aug
17

Censorship

  Now more than ever, the world is at risk of suffering censorship at the hands of rogue and authoritarian governments. It is especially the case in this pandemic where authoritarian governments are taking advantage of the situation to put in place stricter measures and controls in terms of information. Governments intent on censoring information can […]

Aug
16

Instructions

  Instructions are directions or teachings imparted from one individual to another. Instructions get utilized to pass a message, lessons, and suggestions or ideas on how to approach a particular question or problem. In school, teachers use instructions to depart critical knowledge to learners and to show them the various ways to approach educational issues. Teaching […]

Aug
14

Interior Decor

  Interior decor is essentially decorations or furnishings inside a room or house. Outside the house, the decor is part of outdoor living. Interior decor is a field or a profession in its own right, even as it falls under design. It is also referred to as interior design. Interior decor is very concerned with the […]

Aug
14

Furnishings

  Furnishings are any furniture, fittings, or accessories including carpets and curtains, used to decorate a house or room. Furnishings are, therefore, pieces and contents of an apartment or a house used for practical and aesthetic purposes. Any room can be transformed by having the correct furnishings and having them placed in the right way, as […]

Aug
13

Outdoor Living

  Modern living has come out of the literal and figurative box. Today, architecture has become an art form and a way for architects to convey emotion, beauty, and aesthetics through their buildings. A big part of what we now appreciate as modern architecture involves the outdoors. We are now increasingly aware of the importance and […]

Aug
13

Personal Security

  Personal security is all about self-securing and minimizing risks of injury or accidents. It gets complemented by situational awareness, and an individual can ensure that they do their best to be safe, secure, and in good health. Security is one of the overarching factors in self-care, and that is why dignitaries and elites always stay […]

Aug
12

Situational Awareness

  Situational Awareness is knowing where you are, for how long you are there, why you are there, and how to get out of there. To be situationally aware is to have a 360-degree view and appreciation of your surroundings. The military trains soldiers to be situationally aware as enemy and enemy forces can infiltrate the […]

Aug
12

Defeating Addiction

  As human beings, we are susceptible to undergoing tough times, and these times call for accepting that sometimes it is okay to be living with less. This can be less love, less comfort, less joy, and even less happiness. By understanding that life will not always be ideal, we allow ourselves the ability to cushion […]

Aug
11

Bravery

  Bravery is at the cornerstone of development. As individuals, we can only be happy and prosperous if we are brave. We are humans, and its natural to have fear or to be scared. However, we all require bravery to go beyond our fears and anxieties. Courage allows us the audacity to go after and get […]

Aug
11

Conscription

  Military conscription or a draft is the mandatory enrollment of individuals into the military. Since 1973, the military has been all-volunteer. However, an act of Congress could reinstate conscription in the case of a national emergency. The selective service system is the agency responsible for running a draft and one that registers men and only […]

Aug
10

Religiosity

  Religiosity refers to a strong feeling or belief about religion. Religiosity became appreciated as a way that we humans connect with our spiritual selves and the spiritual world or what we would call the spirit world. Through the evolution of man and through epigenetics and other forms of passing on characteristics, we have learned to […]

Aug
10

Epigenetics

  Epigenetics is a field of study that looks into changes in gene expression without alteration of the DNA sequence. Primarily, heredity is always appreciated as the passing on of characteristics through DNA. However, epigenetics tells us that traits can be passed on without changes to the DNA or genotype and only through phenotype changes. Phenotypes […]

Aug
09

Consumerism

  Consumerism is the preoccupation of human society with consumer goods. In layman’s terms, it is being obsessed with material possessions and specifically, mass-produced goods and items. It ranges from food products to high-end motor vehicles. Human nature can entail obsession, and we, the 21st-century earthlings, are obsessed with consumer goods. The words ‘consumer goods’ are […]

Aug
09

Living with Less

  Living with less is all about learning to adapt. We should learn to adapt or risk facing ruin.  When times get hard, we should all have the internal strength to push us through toughness and tough times. In the current pandemic and the consequent lockdown, we all have learned lessons on what it means to […]

Aug
08

Black Tax

 Black tax is the notion or idea that, culturally speaking, black individuals are obliged to help out their family members financially. The issue is that we perceive it as a way that black families curtail the success of their children or family members by always seeking financial help or support. Additionally, that when a black […]

Aug
07

Inner Beauty

  Inner beauty is the beauty that is not visible. It is beauty that can only get fathomed, and gets appreciated as inward qualities such as kindness, generosity, good intent, patience, stewardship, honesty, and love. To be beautiful inside, one has to have a light to them. That is, the grace to appreciate life, people, and […]

Aug
06

Ambiance

  The ambiance or aura we exude or the ambiance emanating from us is what we project to the world. Life and the quality of the lives we are living can be excellent sources of an atmosphere that allows for productivity and prosperity. Like all beings in nature, we are affected by our surroundings. When we […]

Aug
05

Independence

  The independence of thought, mind, body, and action is crucial to how one can fully accomplish what they intend to do in life. Independence, for centuries now, has been neglected and denied to so many people in so many places and for so many reasons. One of the many ways independence has gotten historically curtailed […]

Aug
05

Stay-In

  The art of staying-in is a mastery that only a few can truly attain. Ask an Italian how to have real pleasure, and they’ll tell you it’s visiting a pizzeria, having a cappuccino, some pasta at the outdoor restaurant, and watching a football match in a pub while downing a drink. That is Italian pleasure, […]

Aug
04

Parenthood

  Parenthood may be one of the most challenging yet satisfactory jobs in the world. I am not a parent, but I think there is no job out there that is nobler or that allows one to attain such joy as being a parent. Being a twenty-something year old, my view on parenthood may be uninformed […]

Aug
03

Computer Crimes

  Types of Computer Crimes Telecommunication Services Theft Through gaining access to the telephone switchboard of an organization, i.e. its PBX or private branch exchange, criminal organizations or individuals can obtain access to dial-in or dial-out circuits. On doing this, they can sell call time to third parties or use the network to make their own […]

Aug
03

Gun Violence

  A lot of what is wrong with society today has to do with gun violence. There has been heated debate on what to do with weapons; and the violence they have brought to American streets. Cities like Chicago and their suburbs have borne the brunt of gun violence. Numerous crimes and deaths have been caused […]

Aug
01

Dreams

  Life is a gift, and to live and feel happy, we all have dreams that we seek to accomplish. These are deliverables that we set for ourselves as part of the expectation we have for our lives. Dreams or aspirations are a realization that we have much more potential than we may be expressing or […]