When news can be funny

The political climate in the United States after the 45th president took office called for politics to enter late night tv schedules, leaving behind monologues where a sporadic one-liner about current government issues would sneak in, to now bring in the full force of its criticism completely drenched in satirical remarks in an effort to denounce…

Rape Confessions, London Buses — Pigeon Vision

The cultural staining of the female sex is becoming far too prevalent and worrisome. The working public is verbally guided through distressing, disturbed sex and stalker stories as young teens practically sing about their sexual successes. Everyone knows London bus culture is very loud, especially when the school day comes to a close. Teenagers typically […]…

Terror: Are we inadvertedly helping fear prevail?

As two possible new terror incidents unfolded in London tonight, it appears we need to honestly look at the role we can and should play to not further the purposes of the terrorists. In just a few weeks the world has seen multiple attacks in the UK,  Egypt, twin attacks in Iraq (that saw over…

When reproduction is not an option

If we want to promote sustainable and equitable economic development around the world, there is a need for universal access to reproductive health care and rights, including contraceptive methods. It is 2017 and it is apparently still an issue of concern whether family planning and female contraceptives should be a personal choice and not a…

Why is the VIP culture a worldwide problem?

Getting front seats, private dinner area, joining a “special” queue to meet the Pope, exclusive entry into a store, clearing the traffic for your car to go through, special treatment at a hospital, faster job promotions, easier access to better education, greater availability of prescription drugs, security being provided (sometimes at taxpayers’ expense). These are…

Has the self-help industry self-improved itself in the last decade?

It was 2006, and the book “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne, which followed the film by the same name, came to revolutionise our bookstores and bookshelves. A new era for the self-help industry appeared to have begun. Seeking change and progression is a natural human habit. Having said that, change is never absolute and never-ending,…

An entire generation waiting to exhale

If you don’t remember the last time you had a hard time choosing between a night out midweek and a good night sleep, then long gone are the days when you could scare your insecurities by claiming you could only live once, and I’m here to say that is probably because although life should be…

Where’s your daughter at?

A friend of mine, who has a two-year-old daughter, recently posted a photo of herself with her grandmother which sparked a comment from one of her friends who wrote to her “Where your daughter? #threegenerations”. It appears to come from a nice place and it probably doesn’t mean any harm, but it makes me realise…

The seemlingly forgotten leftovers of the scrumptious Ukrainian pie

What ever happened to Ukraine? In December 2013 an Ukrainian government had abandoned plans to proceed with plans which would bring them closer to the EU. However, this was perceived by some, to some extent as caving into Russian pressure. There was a massive protest in Kiev and after fighting the protesters with tear gas…

THE SOCIAL MEDIA JOB POOL: ITS ADVANTAGES AND PERILS

According to an ADECCO GROUP UK survey, 61% of job seekers use social media if looking for a job, and some websites have been found to have a more positive value as a platform in recruitment terms, probably because the way we interact using different mediums tends to shift from using a more professional note…