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Photo Essay: Mount Rainier, A Day in the Summer

Over the summer, I visited Seattle in Washington State to present the progress of one of my doctorate research projects at the 14th Annual Conference of the Metabolomics Society. After the conference, with the great help of two adventurous friends, we dropped by the famous Mount Rainier. The Journey Begins…   It was my first-time Read More

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“I was a Rapper”: My Lost, Unreleased Mixtapes.

Life is nonlinear  –  My unreleased, lost mixtapes –  A Nigerian Rap Superstar. One thing has always intrigued me, about life, growing up. It is the unpredictability inherent in it. Friends, life is non-linear, and the nature of it despise concrete and rigid planning. I rarely write about myself on the blog, as I prefer Read More

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BAUDELAIRE'S ‘L'Albatros’ AND THE RESOURCE CURSE

Ses ailes de géant l’empêchent de marcher – Wole Soyinka, and the fumes of Nigeria petroleum –  The best way to waste your time (assuming you want to) I am not a poem-person (most likely to my disadvantage), but I somehow stumbled on the 1861 Charles Baudelaire’s ‘L’Albatros’ several years ago. I can’t remember understanding Read More

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BAUDELAIRE’S ‘L’Albatros’ AND THE RESOURCE CURSE

Ses ailes de géant l’empêchent de marcher – Wole Soyinka, and the fumes of Nigeria petroleum –  The best way to waste your time (assuming you want to) I am not a poem-person (most likely to my disadvantage), but I somehow stumbled on the 1861 Charles Baudelaire’s ‘L’Albatros’ several years ago. I can’t remember understanding Read More

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My 4.49 Grade Point Average; $200,000 Graduate Scholarships; and the Advantage of a Disadvantage

“…And they drew Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. They took Joseph to Egypt…” Genesis 37:28 . . . “They have posted (released) our final year results” a friend told me in a very, very trepid (but rather familiar) tone. I Read More

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Keystone Habits, or how I killed 3 Birds with one Stone.

Last summer, I had a plethora of important goals to achieve. I had to quickly recruit some germane arsenals to boost my focus – the subject, which has unarguably become a rare commodity in our world today (You probably don’t have to own an iPhone to understand this). I did a will-power experiment, scored myself Read More

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Lowballing: Some Random Iowa Energy Users, and how my Dad tricked me into getting ‘A’s

How can we influence and persuade others into doing the things that we want? This is a popular question among diverse groups:  from politicians, to marketers, to managers, to students, to even parents raising a child. Here is one important  lesson I learnt from my book of the month, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Read More