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The cyclic nature of depression

22 Oct 22 | 3 mins read

Depression is a mental state that most people would consider linear. In the sense that it’s just there and you love it until one day it somehow disappears. This couldn’t be further from the truth. I’d define it as a cycle.

Why mental health and Psychotherapy, in general, are taboo in Africa?

22 Oct 22 | 2 mins read

In African countries where mental health and psychotherapy are taboo, there are often specific reasons for this, such as a lack of awareness or understanding of these issues, or a belief that these issues are not relevant to African culture.

How I built a Kanuri dictionary using machine learning

19 Feb 21 | 5 mins read

How I used machine learning to build a searchable Kanuri-English database

Binary thinking

05 Oct 20 | 2 mins read

Binary thinking gives us the illusion that we have the answers to all of life's questions when, in reality, we don't know. Engaging in this type of thinking can cause a lot of unnecessary problems in your life.

Les Haineux

06 Feb 20 | 7 mins read

Avant-propos: l'article suivant est un essai de Paul Graham que je me suis permis de traduire en français Vous pourrez retrouver l'essai en version originale ici: http://www.paulgraham.com/fh.html

Dunning Kruger Effect: You think that you know, but you actually don’t

05 May 19 | 5 mins read

The Dunning-Kruger effect, or overconfidence effect, is a cognitive bias in which the least qualified individuals in a specific domain of expertise overestimate their competences.


07 Mar 19 | 2 mins read

I often think about what makes us chase what we want, and what keeps us afloat even when nothing seems to go our way. I came to the conclusion that it is what is so called faith.

The Power of Habit: What I learned, why you should read it

08 Dec 18 | 3 mins read

In this book, author Charles Duhigg digs into how the human brain works and how we catch habits wether they are bad or good.

Le problème de l'aide étrangère

06 May 18 | 7 mins read

Pourquoi les pays accordent-ils des aides et comment pouvons-nous donner un sens à qui donne de l’argent à qui. Les pays ont-ils un moment de culpabilité pour leurs méfaits avant de revenir rapidement à une compétition féroce?

Top 5 books of 2017

04 Jan 18 | 5 mins read

I have read on average one book every single week; which leads us to 52 + 1 (novel) books during this year.