Wangui Gicharu

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5 of the best keyboard shortcuts you probably aren’t using

Each and every time you lift your hand off of your keyboard (or trackpad) to reach for that mouse, you are wasting valuable time. It’s safe to say …

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes may be our first true feminist anti-hero

It’s 2008, and Elizabeth Holmes is about to be removed as CEO of Theranos, the blood-testing startup she founded. Don Lucas, chairman of Theranos’ board, has convened an emergency meeting with the other directors to discuss concerns about Holmes’ revenue projections, which seem highly unrealistic. …

Kenya moves to regulate fintech-fuelled lending craze

(This May 25 story corrects first name of Capital Markets Authority CEO to Paul, not Peter, paragraph 29)<p>NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya built a reputation as a pioneer of financial inclusion through its early adoption of a mobile money system that enables people to transfer cash and make payments on …

Reddit's List of the Most Disturbing Movies of All Time Will Freak You the F*ck Out

In early May, Reddit user Ladyberries posed an interesting question for other people on the site: "What are movies that genuinely disturbed you that don't have rape, violence, cannibalism, or gross images?" Sure, it's easy to get scares out of audiences when blood is being splashed all over the …

Google Home owners treated to a free audiobook from Google Play

To celebrate the launch of audiobooks on Google Play last month, Google is offering a free audiobook of your choice to at least some Google Home …

The post-pregnancy belly problem that nobody tells women about

There’s surprisingly little research on diastasis recti, which affects at least 60 percent of postpartum women.<p>After Jenna Angst gave birth to her second child, she noticed that her midsection didn’t look right. “I was frustrated that my stomach looked so pudgy, even after I got back to my normal …

The Steamiest, Sexiest Movies Of All Time

The sexiest movies aren't necessarily lurking in the adults-only section of HBO — or in the deleted archives of one's browser history. Often, the …

Getting To The Core Of Exercises Said To Strengthen 'Mum Tum'

Last week, NPR had a story that garnered a huge response from listeners and Shots readers.<p>The story was on a medical condition that causes a soft, bulging belly, sometimes referred to as "mommy pooch" or "mummy tummy," because it's especially common among women in the months after they give birth. …

Muscle

The Best Postpartum Workout to Get in Shape (and Feel Great)

<i>Ohio native Amanda Kloots was a Broadway dancer, Radio City Rockette, and former head trainer at Body by Simone before launching her own exercise</i> …

Postpartum

Rapper K'naan wants to tell Somali-American tale in HBO show

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For Somali-Canadian rapper K'naan, the story he is trying to tell in his proposed HBO series "Mogadishu, Minnesota" is one he has …

An Energizing 12-Minute Workout to Wake You Up

When it comes to exercise, caffeine has its benefits, but it also has some drawbacks (like possibly feeling more jittery than energized). So if a cup …

The 10 Commandments of Working Out

It doesn't matter if you do one workout a week or one workout a day — if you exercise at all, follow these 10 essential rules in order to get strong …

11 everyday items that can save your life when you're traveling

Basically, safety while traveling is an important consideration, and leaving the planning for later isn't smart. My first suggestion is to take a self-defense class to learn how to protect yourself without weapons and to use your wits to get out of a situation. Some cities, like NYC where I live, …

8 podcasts that will make you smarter about business

If you're someone who wants to stay up to date with business news and learn about the finer points of finance and entrepreneurialism, then one of the best ways to pass your commute or workout is with a business podcast.<p>We've picked our favorites, and we're sure you'll find at least one you'll want …

14 Motivational Fitness Quotes To Inspire You Every Time You Work Out

Sometimes, no matter how important your goals are to you, it's a struggle to bring your best effort to your gym session (or work up the motivation to …

10 apps and gadgets everyone should bring on a road trip

Hello dear reader, Rob here. If you’ve noticed my absence from the news team lately, that’s because I’m currently working on the road while driving across the United States. Who doesn’t love to travel ‘ey? Naturally I couldn’t leave all of my wonderful technology at home, but that does present some …

These 5 gadgets will transform your dumb car into a smart car

But the smarter automobiles get, the more expensive they become. And not everybody can afford to shell out thousands of dollars just to get a tech update in the car.<p>Fortunately, there's another way to bring your car into the modern era.<p>Whether you're looking to get more data about your car's …

Mobile Devices

Top Rated Movies From the '80s

Everyone loves to make fun of the 1980s for the cultural silliness that took place -- jelly sandals and bracelets, words like "tubular," and ridiculous TV shows like "ALF" and "Small Wonder" -- but the decade was a high point in the history of movies. Directors like John Hughes, Steven Spielberg, …

‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Outlander’ top our summer TV binge list

Life in the digital age means it's never too late to catch up on all those shows you've been hearing so much about, and there's no better time than summer.<p>To aid in this endeavor, I have compiled a shortlist, which is (a) completely, and even randomly, subjective, and (b) specific to the notion of …

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

Documentaries

5 Documentaries That Perfectly Explain Society's Problems

I'm fairly certain I've mentioned this on the site previously, but I love documentaries. It's common knowledge among the people I know that …

Documentaries

The best films of 2016 so far

Film,Culture,Anomalisa,The Assassin,A Bigger Splash,Captain America: Civil War,Deadpool,Dheepan,Everybody Wants Some!!,Hail, Caesar!,The Hateful Eight,High-Rise,The Jungle Book,Love & Friendship,Miles Davis,The Nice Guys,The Revenant,Room,Son of Saul,Spotlight,Zootopia (aka Zootropolis),Music,Toby …

Kenyan Schoolgirls Dread Their Periods. Simple Changes Could Help.

Many girls in the developing world feel they are forced to skip school while they are menstruating. They don’t have proper sanitary wear or don’t have underwear to hold sanitary pads in place. The bathrooms at their schools are not clean or hygienic. They are also frightened that their school …

Five Lessons from the Field for Aspiring Impact Investors - CASE

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Kyle Munn<p><i>This post was written by Adelina Dasso, a first year Duke MBA student and Associate in the CASE Initiative on</i> …

Breaking News, Politics, Business, Sports

We deliver breaking news from across Kenya and the globe and information on the latest top stories, business, sports and entertainment headlines.

Why World Bank praise for a profit-making education firm in Kenya was a bad idea

The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim has come under fire for a speech he gave in April at the Center for Strategic and International Studies …

The single biggest reason why startups succeed

Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others -- and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered …

Tesla unveils revolutionary home battery pack

Tesla has unveiled a domestic battery which has the potential to revolutionise how power is generated, stored and used in the future<p>The Tesla …