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Video Games and Personality

Video Games and Personality

As an avid player of video games, I often wonder if they have any effect on the player’s personality. Some of the games, like the GTA series have got some pretty violent themes. This got me doing some research on the internet and this is what I found out:
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Posted by on November 7, 2016 in Entertainment, Lifestyle

 

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Why Nairobi Men are Stripping ‘Indecently’ Dressed Women

Anne Kellerman was arrested for indecency in 1907 for promoting womens’ right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit

Over the last two weeks, the hashtag #MyDressMyChoice has been trending on social media in Kenya following cases of men stripping women naked because of what they deem indecent dressing. This despicable and overly barbaric behavior has drawn mixed reactions from the largely conservative Kenyan public. On one hand, there are those who think it is a woman’s right to wear whatever garments she feels comfortable in. On the other, there are those who feel that women have crossed the so-called red line when it comes to dressing. In either case, a number of cultural and psychological factors influence opinions. Here are some reasons why we have seen Nairobi men strip ladies. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2014 in Lifestyle

 

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Satao: The World’s Biggest Elephant Killed by Poachers

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Satao, the world’s biggest elephant, with his family in the Tsavo National Park in Northern Kenya. Photograph: © Mark Deeble & Victoria Stone 2014

Paula Kahumbu:
It is 4 am and I have been sitting at my computer for hours. I just can’t sleep after hearing the terrible news that Satao, the world’s biggest elephant, is dead.

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Posted by on June 15, 2014 in Environment, Lifestyle

 

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Grandpa Dobri: The 100 year-old Beggar Considered a Living Saint

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A 100-year-old beggar in a threadbare coat,”Grandpa”Dobri, is already celebrated as a saint in Bulgaria—a symbol of goodness in a country ravaged by poverty and corruption. For over 20 years,Dobri Dobrev has been begging on the streets of Sofia, collecting alms worth tens of thousands of euros. And he has given it all to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. This has made him the largest private donor of the golden-domed Alexander Nevski cathedral even as he maintains an ascetic lifestyle.
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Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Lifestyle, True Stories

 

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Alex Owumi: I Almost Lost My Life Playing Basketball For Gaddafi’s Team

_72596610_ao_closeup_976When US basketball player Alex Owumi signed a contract to play for a team in Benghazi, Libya, he had no idea that his employer was the the most feared man in the country. Nor did he guess the country was about to descend into war. Here he tells his story, parts of which some readers may find distressing.
It was a beautiful flat. Everything was state of the art and it was spacious, too. It had two big living rooms, three big bedrooms, flat screens everywhere. The couches had gold trim and were so big and heavy they were impossible to move. The door to the apartment was reinforced steel, like on a bank vault. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 24, 2014 in Lifestyle, True Stories

 

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