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Sep
16

The Liberation of Women and What it Means for Patriarchal Society

What is Patriarchy? Patriarchy can be simply defined as male domination or control. It is the domination and control of the male gender in all aspects of society be it in industry, corporate life, marriage, the church, and also politics and leadership. Patriarchy is the unequal distribution of opportunity, power, wealth, and resources to the […]

Sep
04

Soft Life: What It is and Why You Don’t Need It

The idea of a ‘soft life’ is something that is increasingly misleading the youth into thinking that wealth can be achieved easily. With the advent of social media and the portrayal of exuberant lifestyles therein, many youths are being drawn to engage themselves in undignified activities while seeking wealth. Many are being drawn into the […]

Sep
03

Dictation Blogging: How to Use Your Voice to Type and Write Faster

What is a Voice Blog or Dictation Blogging? Dictation blogging, ‘dictablogging’, or blogging using your voice is an emergent way to write blogs that utilizes voice commands to jot down words. A voice blog or writing by way of dictablogging is also referred to as voice typing and can be used as an alternative to […]

Aug
14

Wealth and Happiness: Does Money Make You Happy?

How do wealth and happiness intersect? Does being wealthy necessarily translate to being happy? Can you buy a ticket to happiness just because you are rich? Does money make you happy? Let us find out. Point of Inflection Well, money increases happiness to a certain extent. The equation of money and happiness reaches a ‘point […]

Jun
20

Prime Day 2021 Deals That You Will Absolutely Love

Prime Day 2021 is slated for the 21st and 22nd of June and it’s a great opportunity to save big on products you need. We have made a list of the best Prime Day gadget deals on Mania Gadgets and I would like us to look at the best home, beauty, and overall deals for […]

May
09

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: A Special Gift for Mom

Mother’s Day is a wonderful holiday that allows us to express our love for our mothers. Moms deserve the world, and a perfect way to appreciate your mom is to buy her a gift. Mothers are very special, and not just any gift will do. Splurge and buy your mom a gift she will adore […]

Apr
25

Easy Ways to Get Rid of Acne Fast and Naturally

What is Acne? Acne is a long-term skin condition that occurs when dead skin cells and oil from the skin clog hair follicles (comedones), leading to blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples that appear on the face. It is common among teenagers because of the hormonal changes that come with puberty, affecting all genders. Acne occurs when […]

Apr
24

Ramadan

Ramadan, also known as Ramazan, Ramathan, or Ramadhan, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. This period of 30 days falls under the fourth Pillar of Islam fasting [sawm]. In this period, Muslims all over the world fast from dawn till dusk and all-day reflect only on good deeds and getting closer to Allah […]

Apr
24

Website vs Facebook: Is Having a Website Worth It?

A website is part of the worldwide web that is used globally and made available online by an individual, company, educational institution, government, or organization. Facebook is one of the biggest social media sites that enable users to connect with family and friends online, where one can express their thoughts and do it freely with […]

Apr
13

Good Friday

How good can it be? Why did they name it ‘Good Friday? We can all confess that there is nothing good about being condemned to die by hanging, where you have to carry the cross on which Roman soldiers will nail you on. The cross where you will be half-naked while everyone gives you cold […]

Apr
02

10 Essential Products for Curly Hair

Curly hair is the ultimate hairstyle for any lady or guy out there with naturally curly hair. Even those whose hair does not curl naturally have the opportunity to get their curls on and to do it with style and care. Your hair is a huge part of how you look and requires special care […]

Apr
01

10 Easter Outfit Ideas for 2021

Easter is here, and after a jarring 2020, we all need amazing outfits to look good and feel good. The Easter period is an opportunity to stand out with amazing fashion pieces and outfits. Fashion not only represents personality and status but is also a way to share and radiate good vibes. Get yourself some […]

Feb
21

Gikuyu Tribal Organization

The Gikuyu tribal organization is based on three factors, and the same three principles govern every individual: Family group[‘Mbari/Nyumba’] Clan[‘Muhiriga’] Age-grading system[‘Riika’] ‘Mbari/Nyumba’ brings together all those who are related by blood, i.e., a man, his wife(wives), and children (and their grandchildren and great-grandchildren). ‘Muhiriga’ brings together several family groups who have the same clan […]

Feb
20

Lost Communication

Lost communication speaks to the loss of human-to-human communication owing to the propagation and advancement of online communication technologies.  We, as humans, are losing the knowledge and styles of communicating with one another and conveying the messages we need to and want to communicate. We are increasingly learning to communicate online at the expense of […]

Feb
16

The Social Media Phenomenon

‘The Social Media Phenomenon’ is what I call the intent and desire by people on social media to become famous online. On Instagram, for instance, I feel like everybody is trying to be ‘Instafamous.’ The social media phenomenon is a consequence of the innovation and invention of social networking and social networking sites or social […]

Feb
10

Time

Time is a system of measuring periods in varying extents to comprehend how long an activity or occurrence takes. Time is a construct of human civilization and a metric system for human life within the earth and beyond our planet. Time dictates what we can comprehend as periods or lengths of periods, allowing for some […]

Feb
01

Gikuyu Marriage System

Marriage and its obligations occupied a significant position in Gikuyu Culture. The Gikuyu system of courtship was based on mutual love and sexual instinct between individuals; hence polygamy was allowed. The tribal custom required that a married couple had to have at least four children: two male and two female: the 1st female and 1st […]

Jan
31

Sun Shining

I love the sun, and I feel bad when I say something negative about it when it is too hot. The sun is a ball of fire, a literal hot ball that illuminates light to our solar system. It is a device of heat and light and a powerful part of what the world is. […]

Jan
23

The Roots of Gikuyu Culture

Gikuyu Worship and Religion The Gikuyu had different names for God, including ‘Ngai,’ ‘Murungu,’ ‘Mwene Nyaga,’ ‘Mwene Ndi’ (Thi), ‘Kithuku,’ and many more. Of these names, Ngai was habitually used. Ngoma alluded to the departed spirits. The word ‘ngoma’ is from the term ‘Koma/Gukoma’ (to sleep) and literary construed as Aria Mari Thi (Those on […]

Dec
01

Conscious Decision-Making

Decision-making or the process or action of making decisions requires the decision-maker to be conscious and aware of the required decision and its consequences. Decisions can have varying consequences, and some can have less significant consequences while others can have far-reaching ones. The delicate balance between the decision and making it pragmatically can be a […]

Nov
17

Earth Uno

We live on Earth-One or Earth Uno in Spanish. We live in a world that is, as far as we know, the one and only of its kind. We are, therefore, the inhabitants of Earth Uno, the first, the one, and so far, the only. Earth Uno is our home, it is everything we have […]

Nov
16

Insecure

The term ‘insecure’ in regards to a person suggests that the person is unconfident and self-doubting. The term suggests that the person lacks assertiveness and may be one who is awkward or gauche. It could also be used to mean that the person is fearful, anxious, shy, introverted, or even humble. That to me, sounds […]

Nov
06

Sitting is the New Smoking

As we enter a new decade, we are faced with numerous health challenges and issues. Most of these are preventable, as others may not be preventable or even curable. While we work, we are mostly seated. We sit almost all day long and are less active or on our feet while undertaking our everyday tasks. […]

Oct
28

Keeping It Private

Keeping it private is a call to privacy for everyone who may undergo conflict with a loved one or someone close. Keeping it private urges those who may share sensitive information to do their best to ensure that such information is secure and remains private. It is increasingly easier in the digital age to leak […]

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 similarly in that it necessitates a tactile connection between two people. When these individuals are separated by distance, then there is the […]

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 […]