5 Experiences that Make Nairobi A Unique City – Lifestyle Article

5 Experiences that Make Nairobi A Unique City – Capital Lifestyle This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Cookie settingsACCEPTPrivacy & Cookies Policy This is only a snippet of a Lifestyle article written by Grace Njeri Read Full Article

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A Primer for Hosting Online Creative Workshops – Productivity Article

A lot of planning and attention goes into creating engaging, thoughtful workshops and events. This guide is designed to get you thinking about creating virtual space, whether you’re launching something new or adapting an in-person workshop to fit an online format. As many in-person events are going virtual (including this year’s 99U Conference on June 17!), we’re given a chance to rethink how events are organized. There’s no one-format-fits-all when it comes to hosting online workshops, so here’s a framework…

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Turning the Everyday into Art – Productivity Article

Inspiration is frequently presented as a lightning bolt, almost mystical in its unworldliness. In reality, its origins are often more prosaic, derived from day-to-day objects, scenes, and personal relationships.  That isn’t to say the subsequent art is any less ambitious or powerful—the three artists below are proof of that.  *** Pui Wan Lim: Memorializing a disappearing city  Pui Wan Lim learned about miniatures as a teenager in 2009 after her sister lent her a book about the art form. Her…

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How Reading Science Fiction Can Build Resilience in Kids – Happiness Article

Young people who are hooked on watching fantasy or reading science fiction may be on to something. Contrary to a common misperception that reading this genre is an unworthy practice, reading science fiction and fantasy may help young people cope, especially with the stress and anxiety of living through the COVID-19 pandemic. I am a professor with research interests in the social, ethical and political messages in science fiction. In my book Medicine and Ethics in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction,…

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5 New Routines to Create Work From Home Boundaries – Productivity Article

As creative professionals, gig workers, freelancers, and small business owners, many of us are familiar with the challenges and benefits of working remotely from home. In fact, according to Gallup’s article from March 2020, 43% of U.S. employees already worked remotely some or all of the time and studies show remote workers can even be more productive and profitable than in-house employees. Yet there’s a learning curve to remote work, and those of us who’ve recently made the transition are…

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Eliud Kipchoge’s GQ Fashion Feature worth over $48,000 – Lifestyle Article

Monday 30th March 2020, GQ magazine shared an editorial featuring Kenya’s marathon world record holder, Eliud Kipchoge. The feature doubled up as a fashion spread and a story about his lifestyle, daily routine and training. The 35 year old star shared some very interesting and lesser-known nuggets about his life in the April 2020 GQ issue, including his training for the INEOS 1.59 challenge in Vienna, books he is currently reading and life inside and outside the training camp. Shirt,…

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11 things you realise when you start working from home – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

by Amber RolfeSo working from home is officially the new normal…Technically, you’re still at work. The only differences are, your commute is infinitely shorter, your new colleagues are always meowing or asking for snacks, and video chat is the new face-to-face. OK, there are quite a few differences.  If you’ve found yourself suddenly working from home for the foreseeable future, here are 11 things you’ve probably realised:  1. Your furniture has a whole new use nowNo longer do you simply sit on…

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How to Help Teens Shelter in Place – Happiness Article

Last weekend, my kids began arriving home from their various schools. We invited our oldest daughter’s longtime best friend, Lena, over for a homecoming dinner. She’s like a member of our family, and we were excited to see her, too, despite closing schools and social-distancing recommendations. The kids are all healthy, we reasoned. We had Lena wash her hands when she came in; we resisted hugging her. On Monday we got a government order to shelter in place, and having…

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Exclusive; Inside Industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi’s lavish Vipingo Ridge Villa – Lifestyle Article

Quintessential Kenyan Billionaire Dr. Chris Kirubi (CK) is a man who loves the finer things in life. He is a man not afraid to splash a little loose change on cars, jets, jewelry, mansions or on clothes, just to mention but a few, undoubtedly a touch of panache in all his purchases. I was recently in Vipingo Ridge, Kilifi County for a couple of weeks (a place of splendor that is set on 2,500 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens…

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Five Ways Hiking Is Good for You – Happiness Article

I’m a hiker—“born to hike,” as my husband likes to joke. It does my heart and soul good to strap on a pack and head out on a trail, especially when I’m alone and can let my mind wander where it will. The experience of hiking is unique, research suggests, conveying benefits beyond what you receive from typical exercise. Not only does it oxygenate your heart, it helps keep your mind sharper, your body calmer, your creativity more alive, and…

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What Makes a Workplace Diversity Program Successful? – Happiness Article

Facebook publishes an annual diversity report—a way to catalog the efforts the company is making toward diversifying its staff, and to report on its progress. They’re not alone; many other companies, both in the technology world and beyond, are implementing similar initiatives. And yet each year, the results seem underwhelming. Diversity initiatives are policies and practices designed to improve the workplace experiences and outcomes of target group members. These initiatives most often target women and ethnic or racial minorities, but…

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Our Best Education Articles of 2019 – Happiness Article

Looking for inspiration to start the new decade off on the right foot? Our most popular education articles of 2019 explore how children develop purpose, how we can best support our students’ mental health and social-emotional development, why we benefit from listening to each other’s stories, and more. And…if you want to put the scientific findings from these articles into practice, check out our new website for educators, Greater Good in Education (GGIE), officially launching on February 20, 2020. In…

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Eight new things you should learn in 2020 – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

by Amber RolfeHands up if one of your resolutions was to learn something new this year?OK, so we can’t make sure you stick to your ‘New Year, New You’ mantra, but we can give you over 40,000 courses to choose from – and all of them are guaranteed to boost your skills in 2020. To help inspire you, here are just eight new things you should definitely learn this year: Learn how to manage projectsProject management roles are widespread in almost every…

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What You Can Learn About Changing Your Habits from… – Happiness Article

On almost every episode of the GGSC’s Science of Happiness podcast, we invite a guest to try out a different research-tested happiness practice, drawn from another GGSC site, Greater Good in Action. Our guests have discovered that choosing the right goals—not to mention sticking with them—is a challenge. Over the years, they’ve stumbled upon obstacles and insights along the way—and in the process they have provided lessons for all of us. Here are staff-picked highlights from the Science of Happiness…

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What Happens When You Take a Facebook Break – Happiness Article

For a healthier and happier life, you might try to quit something: sugar, gossiping, hitting the snooze button. These days, many people have directed their self-improvement energy at trying to quit social media, at least temporarily. I decided to join them. On Monday, November 18, at 1 p.m., I embarked on my own Facebook and Instagram sabbatical—for research purposes, of course. Admittedly, I was curious how I’d spend the extra time—and whether all the curly hair gurus I follow were…

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The Deep Fear That Makes Us Turn to Mister Rogers – Happiness Article

I’ve spent a lot of time with Mister Rogers over the last three years as I researched and wrote my book about his life and faith. Throughout, I have been fascinated by the question of why we keep summoning him forth from memory. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood by Sony Pictures Releasing premiered on November 22, 2019. For decades, we have recalled Fred whenever something terrible happened in our world, sharing his comforting words and image on social media.…

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Black Friday: when is it and what deals on courses are coming? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

by Amber RolfeBlack Friday is coming… Want to make the most of your money this Black Friday? We’ve got you covered. With a wide range of courses expected to go on offer, and discounts of up to 80%, 2019 could be the year you finally learn something new (yes, 11 months in still counts). Here’s everything we know about our biggest courses sale, and what to expect when the time comes: When is it? Black Friday is on Friday 29th November – but the…

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Top companies hiring September 2019 – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

by Michael ChearyOK, so we can’t help improve the weather this month… But we can help you love Mondays.Not only do we have over 250,000 opportunities live on the site right now, but with more than 5,000 brand new roles added every single day, there’s something out there to suit everyone. Even if you’re just looking to get your student loan paid off before you start work.To help keep your career options bright, here are just a few of the…

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What Are the Solutions to Political Polarization? – Happiness Article

What drives political polarization? Is it simply disagreement over the great issues of the day? Not necessarily. Recent research by the More in Common Foundation found that more than three-fourths of Americans support both stricter gun laws and a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought here as children. Roughly the same number of Americans agree “that our differences are not so great that we cannot come together.” Are they right? Advertisement X Oct. 10-12, 2019: Greater Good Institute for…

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Top companies hiring June 2019 – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

by Amber RolfeAh June, the month of wondering whether it’s warm enough to wear shorts … Hint: it’s probably not. But whilst you can’t always rely on a good British summer, you can rely on us to give you over 270,000 jobs to choose from, from thousands of the UK’s biggest and best brands. And what better way to celebrate the Queen’s birthday than with a brand new job? Let’s face it, it’s what she would want.To help get you…

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When You Should Help Your Coworkers—and When to… – Happiness Article

When was the last time you helped a colleague at work? Helping in the workplace can take various forms—for example, training an intern, comforting a colleague in distress, or taking on extra work to complete a team project. If your organization has a competitive work culture—or if you’re anything like the 35 percent of working Americans who feel overwhelmed by their workload—helping others in the workplace may not be at the top of your priority list. However, research suggests that…

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In a Divided World, We Need to Choose Empathy – Happiness Article

As I dialed the number, my palms began to sweat. The person on the other end wasn’t a loan officer or angry lawyer; he was an old friend and we were about to catch up. This should all be mildly pleasant but was instead nerve-wracking. You see, I had reached out to him because we had a problem.  Over the years, my friend’s politics and my own had taken incompatible turns. On social media, I saw him growing reactionary; he…

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