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Social Media; the Driver of Narcissistic Entitlement

Social media has greatly transformed our culture.  It has changed the way we listen, converse, interact, build and sustain relationships.  It is said that adults now spend, on average, three hours per day on social networking and messaging platforms.   Social …

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The Good, the Bad and the Stark Raving Mad

In this city, we have all, if not most of us interacted with the professionals known as domestic managers or domestic helpers.  Our mothers before us were bold and took up the challenge of being co-breadwinners with our fathers.  As …

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Non-Resident Alien Spouses

I had never heard of the phrase “Non-Resident Alien Spouse,” until this morning when Lekan rudely told me to go and look it up.  His rejoinder left me upset and embarrassed but I went ahead and whipped out …

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Marriage; An Embarrassing Institution for Men

On Valentine’s Day last Thursday, all the usual videos, memes, jokes and forwards were and still are circulating.  Some of these jokes speak of men going on a mandatory male conference on 14th February, others speak of being swallowed …

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Polypharmacy and the Epidemic of Unnecessary Care

Medicines play a crucial role in the treatment of illnesses and most, if not all visits to the doctor, end with a prescription. However, doctors are alarmingly prescribing too many medicines and this can be more harmful than helpful to …

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Deboarding Hostile Passengers

Dear Reader, I will not bore you with unnecessary introductory remarks.  I know that you are all eyes, waiting to know how the story of Janet and her husband ended.

Janet continued with her story:

“The next day I underwent …

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Riding the Journey of Life With A Hostile Passenger

“Why do we as a culture hold on to toxic relationships?”

This, Dear Reader, was a question asked by my sister-in-law one Friday afternoon as we watched the lunchtime news.  A news item came up about a woman who …

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Alcohol: The Lubricant that Oils the Engine of A Nairobian’s Recreation

Dear Reader, I am not an outdoorsy person but I am environmentally inclined. I also do enjoy the occasional alcohol and roast meat fiesta.  And so, several years ago, when I was still young and vibrant, a group of friends …

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Body Shaming: The Elephant in the City

Let us talk about the elephant in the city.  Why is body shaming an acceptable practice?  Why do we give these body shaming bullies an audience?  Why do we give them an ear and egg them on when they turn …

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Plastic Bags

It is almost one year since the ban of plastic bags in Kenya which took effect precisely on 28th August 2017. With the recent stories in the news that the ban is not being implemented and/or enforced, I decided …

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