A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. This classic idiom is typically used to describe the importance of an individual’s capability within a group or an organization. I’ve seen this philosophy often in practice during pitstops in Formula 1 races. When it’s a dry race, F1 drivers…


Despite having been around for more than a century at this point, galvanized coating remains one of the most popular choices in corrosion prevention. Named after the Italian physicist Luigi Galvani, the galvanized coating process essentially uses a zinc coating to protect steel and/or iron from the debilitating effects of…


If there’s any trend worth observing in this 21st century is how these contemporary times has made activities that would typically be described as frivolous into something considerably more substantial. You can for example turn your hobby of playing video games into an actual, bountiful living or you can simply…


Please excuse my vanity for a moment but I like to think of myself as a somewhat respectable writer. I’m almost definitely never going to with either a Nobel Prize in Literature or a Pulitzer but when push comes to shove, I can confidently say that I could write better…


It is a truth universally acknowledged that the cheapest option is rarely, if ever, the best option. I would even go as far as saying that the cheapest option is unlikely to even pass the threshold of being merely good. For example, carbonated beverages and junk foods are typically one…


If Muhammad will not come to the mountain, then the mountain will come to Muhammad. But what if Muhammad doesn’t want the mountain to come to him? What if Muhammad say, prefers to lounge at the coast of the black sea instead of having to climb a bloody mountain in…


In the field of psychology, there’s this human condition called Monomania. An amalgam of the Greek word monos, meaning one, and the word mania, meaning madness, Monomania is a condition in which an individual possesses a singular preoccupation that borderline on insanity. The foremost example of this obsessive trait can…


The whole point of marketing is to outline what makes our business so good that people are willing to throw their money at us. We highlight what we think makes us so good, unique and better than everybody else’s that it didn’t take long for our confidence to cross that…


When you’re really serious about living a healthy life, there’s a lot you have to keep an eye than just simply your weight on any given day. You’re going to have to pay attention to your body mass index, your body fat percentage and how much calories you’ve burned after…


Sometime last year, I got to read about Alexandra Elbakyan, the “science’s pirate queen” and the central figure behind Sci-Hub, a website that provides free access to scientific papers, journals and books that are normally hidden by sometimes excessive paywall. Politically speaking, I’m what you call a left-leaning moderate so…

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