LIFESTYLE

Common misconceptions about working from home

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As the COVID-19 cases continue to surge in number, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that we are headed for a possible lockdown. Already, some employers have requested their workforce to adopt a work-from-home model to stay safe from the rapidly spreading virus. If you are among those who have found themselves working from home, Continue Reading

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COVID-19 – a ticking time bomb waiting to explode

COVID-19 strain of Coronavirus

Kenyans are a worried lot. And rightfully so because of the casual approach taken by the government in response to the COVID-19 strain of Coronavirus which has been declared a global pandemic by the WHO. Last week, a plane full of Chinese nationals touched down at JKIA airport. This comes as other countries, with enough medical resources and workforce to manage the pandemic, are busy enforcing travel restrictions on flights from China and other affected countries. A few days later, massive panic gripped residents of Continue Reading

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Make it a purposeful Christmas this season

make it a purposeful Christmas

The holiday mood is in full swing, and by the time you are reading this, chances are you are tearing into the sumptuous pieces of marinated chicken and mbuzi choma as you unwind with your family, relatives, and friends. Party after party is the slogan that will best define this period. But nothing beats the Christmas of yore. Continue Reading

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4 Reasons people stay in jobs they hate

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You’ve always promised yourself that you’d quit your job. Nothing excites you anymore. Getting to work seems like such a big hassle, the slightest of tasks feels like a heavy weight placed on your shoulders and you are always glancing at your watch waiting for the 5 pm hour mark to catch a bus home. The following morning, you’ll wake up to the dreaded chime of your alarm and the vicious cycle will continue. Not so many years ago, Continue Reading

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How to become a good online writer

become a good online writer

It’s been a roller-coaster ride for me in the online freelance writing space since I left the corporate world 6 months back and made my foray into freelancing. I never once imagined being an online freelancer. In my little mind, the Corporate world was the best place one could be. What with the fixed salary, health insurance, fuel allowance …. Benefits were endless. Were it not for Continue Reading

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The disease called shortcuts

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Isn’t it amazing that we’re in the middle of Njaanuary? Two more weeks and we’ll all be out of this wilderness. Hang on folks! But more important is the fact that you are alive and kicking. That despite your shallow pockets this dreary month, you can Continue Reading

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FROG SOUP

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She knows the relationship should end but holds on to romantic hope that somehow, he’ll make a turn around and treat her like he used to. She’s seated across from me, a caramel toned lady with chocolate eyes, smooth skin and long black hair flowing over her shoulders. She spots expensive sunglasses, deep red lipstick and perfectly manicured nails. She seems to have it all:  a successful career, a remarkable apartment in an upmarket neighborhood and drives a decent car. But behind the sunglasses is a jaded soul, a woman unlucky in love. She swirls a straw in the strawberry milkshake and takes a pensive look at the traffic below, her mind fragmented into a million thoughts. “James, I’m taking a Continue Reading

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ABOUT WANNACRY RANSOMWARE AND KEEPING IT AT BAY

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On May 12th, 2017, a catastrophic malware hit the interwebs leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. WannaCrypt, also known Wannacry is an insidious ransomware variant that targets PCs running Windows Operating System – Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows Servers 2003 & 2008. The exploit code used by WannaCrypt was designed to work Continue Reading