What to do with tea bags other than making tea…

By Jeanne Ongiyo The lifespan of a tea bag is usually short and precise…out of the sachet, into the cup with piping hot water and in to the dustbin. While others would use the same tea bag to brew more than one cup of tea, here are some of the top 17 alternative uses of tea bags that you probably would never have known. 1. … Continue reading What to do with tea bags other than making tea…

What you need to know about Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a common reading disorder characterized by trouble in reading but unrelated to problems with overall intelligence (Photo courtesy of http://www.biculturalfamilia.com) By Jeanne Ongiyo Dyslexia is a disorder whose name is derived from the Greek words ‘dys’ which means inadequate plus ‘lexis’ meaning words or language. We can therefore ascertain that dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects one’s ability to read, spell or … Continue reading What you need to know about Dyslexia

Of #Mollis and #KOT: Is it worth all the fuss?

Mafisi Sacco: A term in Kenyan slang that gained popularity because of #Mollis (Photo courtesy of nairobiwire.com) By Jeanne Ongiyo It is not news now that Kenyans on Twitter popularly known as KOT can make excellent citizen journalists. Trust KOT for any news feed…be it a chief stealing chicken in the remote village of Shamakhokho or the Head of State tumbling down after missing a … Continue reading Of #Mollis and #KOT: Is it worth all the fuss?

‘Beasts of Burden’ officially on Kenyans’ menus

Donkey meat contains a surprising amount of health benefits (Photo courtesy of http://www.youtube.com) By Jeanne Ongiyo It is now official that donkey meat will finally be making its way onto our plates legally. Yay or nay? For those excited about this news, this is probably the best time of their lives with the donkeys within their reach having a hard time judging from the glances … Continue reading ‘Beasts of Burden’ officially on Kenyans’ menus

Social Media Day:Power to Tweet, Share and Like

A sample of the various social media platforms present in today’s society (Photo courtesy of logoary.com) By Jeanne Ongiyo 30th June marks World Social Media Day and on this day people take the chance to express how much social media has helped them pass important messages, make friends, quenched their thirst for fame or plainly rant as much as they possibly can. Whatever way you … Continue reading Social Media Day:Power to Tweet, Share and Like

Prostrate Cancer: A silent Death

By Jeanne Ongiyo According to the American Cancer Society, prostrate cancer is the most common cancer among men after skin cancer but it can often be treated successfully if detected at an earlier stage. Cancer is the third highest cause of morbidity after cardio-vascular and infectious diseases contributing to 7% of deaths in Kenya annually. 60% of Kenyan men affected by prostrate cancer are below … Continue reading Prostrate Cancer: A silent Death

Cheer up…have a Coke Break!

Coca-Cola has always taken pride in the fact that it’s major product, Coke, has been able to bring the aspect of happiness whenever it is shared among peers or family members. Coca-Cola has managed to do this over the years by making sure that the product is readily available in all leading supermarkets or convenience stores at a reasonable price and chilled to the desirable … Continue reading Cheer up…have a Coke Break!

Drinking our way to the top!

Since inception, the first two seasons of Coke Studio have been able to not only gain a huge following both on social media and other conventional forms of media but it has also been able to propel the participants to greater heights. The concerts organized by Coca-Cola in partnership with a wide range of African musicians have benefited the participants and have also directly worked … Continue reading Drinking our way to the top!

Coca-Cola: An icon of family and happiness

During my childhood, all that mattered to me was having new clothes, an uncountable number of toys and of course bonding with my family members over a sumptuous meal. More often than not I would shy away from eating my mother’s specialty, ugali and barbecue, but she would easily lure my appetite and made me eat everything that was served to me by occasionally handing … Continue reading Coca-Cola: An icon of family and happiness