The cruelty of comparing yourself to others

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We all do it: we look at what others are doing and wish we were doing that too.

Or, alternatively, we scoff at what they’re doing and judge them, and see ourselves as better.

One makes us feel bad, the other makes us feel superior.

Neither makes us happy.

Let’s take a couple of quick examples.

Example 1: Looking at Instagram


I’m not an Instagram user, but family members are, and I see the kinds of things that are posted: people going to parties, to the beach, having a great dinner, traveling, going on a run, doing yoga … generally living an amazing life.

If you were to look at these on a regular basis, it would be easy to compare your boring life (looking at

Mgogoro wa Wasira na Warioba... "mwanasiasa wa kutokea juu kwenda chini."

Waziri wa Nchi, Ofisi ya Rais (Uhusiano na Uratibu), Stephen Wasira amesema mgogoro wake na Jaji Joseph Warioba uliotokana na kura za maoni ndani ya CCM katika Uchaguzi Mkuu wa mwaka 1995, ndiyo uliomsukuma kujitoa chama tawala na kujiunga na NCCR-Mageuzi.

Hata hivyo, katika mahojiano maalumu na gazeti hili, Wasira ambaye pia ni Mbunge wa Bunda (CCM) amesema hajutii uamuzi wake huo kwa kuwa anaamini historia imeandikwa.

Wasira aliingia kwenye mgogoro na Jaji Warioba wakati mwanasheria huyo akiwa waziri mkuu na makamu wa kwanza wa rais katika Serikali ya awamu ya pili na Wasira akiwa Waziri wa Kilimo.

Wasira alisema hakwenda NCCR-Mageuzi kwa lengo la kufanya ushushushu na baadaye kurudi CCM kama alivyofanya mwaka 2000, bali alikwenda huko baada ya haki yake kuminywa na viongozi wa CCM wa wakati huo.

Alieleza kuwa baada ya uchakachuaji huo katika kura za maoni, aliamua kwenda Makao Makuu ya CCM, Lumumba, jijini Dar es Salaam kukata rufaa, lakini hata huko hakutendewa haki, kwani rufaa yake iliwekwa kiporo na ingesikilizwa baada ya uchaguzi mkuu.

Mgogoro ulivyoanza
“Nataka mwelewe kwamba mimi sikwenda upinzani kwa sababu nilikuwa napingana na sera za CCM. Kwanza 1985 nilikuwa mbunge na ndiyo maana Rais Ali Hassan Mwinyi aliniteua kuwa waziri wa kilimo,” “Mwaka 1990 niliacha kugombea kwa kumwachia Jaji Warioba. Kwa sababu kama utakumbuka mwaka 1985 Warioba alikuwa ameteuliwa kuwa mbunge na waziri mkuu na makamu wa kwanza wa rais.”

Wasira alisema aliamua kumwachia Jaji Warioba kwa kumheshimu kwani aliamini ingekuwa

5 Biggest resume mistakes seen by Google's Head of PR

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People Operations at Google, Laszlo Bock says he's personally reviewed more than 20,000 resumes and that, at Google they sometimes get more than 50,000 resumes in a single week.

In the interest of helping more candidates successful with resumere, he has listed five biggest mistakes he sees on resumes.
Mistake 2: Length. A good rule of thumb is one page of resume for every ten years of work experience. Hard to fit it all in, right? But a three or four or ten page resume simply won't get read closely. As Blaise Pascal wrote, "I would have written you a shorter letter, but I did not have the time." A crisp, focused resume demonstrates an ability to synthesize, prioritize, and convey the most important information about you. Think about it this way: the *sole* purpose of a resume is to get you an interview. That's it. It's not to convince a hiring manager to say "yes" to you (that's what the interview is for) or to tell your life's story (that's what a patient spouse is for). Your resume is a tool that gets you to that first interview. Once you're in the room, the resume doesn't matter much. So cut back your resume. It's too long.

Mistake 3: Formatting. Unless you're applying for a job such as a designer or artist, your focus should be on making your resume clean and legible. At least ten point font. At least half-inch margins. White paper, black ink. Consistent spacing between lines, columns aligned, your name and contact information on every page. If you can, look at it in both Google Docs and Word, and then attach it to an email and open it as a preview. Formatting can get garbled when moving across platforms. Saving it as a PDF is a good way to go.
The rest can be read on his LinkedIn page: The Biggest Mistakes I See on Resumes, and How to Correct Them.

Dual Citizens will not be loyal to Tanzania - Who is?

TANZANIA. The name evokes many different emotions in its citizens. To visitors, it is one of the most beautiful countries on earth. To its citizens there is no place like Tanzania.

Vast undulating plain lands, side by side with majestic highlands, open sea, rivers and lakes. It is also the country whose statistics are not enviable in the numbers of children who die at childbirth for every thousand.

It is similarly a country of 45million where a significant part of the population, lives below poverty line of one US dollar per day. The unemployment rate in Tanzania is staggering with a huge youth population illprepared to face the reality of changing times, environment and challenges.

Listening to Radio Talk Shows, one almost feels like Tanzania is living in a time warp. A nation living

2015 Commonwealth scholarships for Tanzanians for Masters and Doctorate degrees in UK

The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training as a nominating agent in the country for the Commonwealth scholarships in inviting applications from qualified Tanzanians for Masters and Doctorate degrees tenable in the United Kingdom in the year 2015.

The Scholarships include:
  • One year taught masters courses of equivalent degrees.
  • Doctorate degrees of up to three years duration.


Qualifications:
  1. Applicants must be holders of bachelor of masters degrees;
  2. Applicants for masters must have bachelor degrees of GP A not less than 3.5; and

"nobody considers themselves as African... there are very distinct cultures."

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BELIEVERS in pan-Africanism are unlikely to see eye-to-eye with the de facto spokesman for South Africa’s advertising industry, by far the richest in the sub-Saharan part of the continent and arguably the most influential.

Andrew Human readily acknowledges his limited experience of Africa but says he learnt a lot when he went on a four-week working trip early this year, doing roadshows and workshops in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenyan, Nigeria and Ghana.

"The biggest thing that struck me is that we tend to talk about ‘Africa’ but people are not "African" and nobody considers themselves as African," Mr Human contended as he prepared to host the Loeries, the

Tanzanians too flocking to South Africa for bigger boobs, butts surgery

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Women from other parts of Africa are turning to local plastic surgeons for Kim Kardashian breasts, Jennifer Lopez derrières and Jessica Alba washboard tummies.

Plastic surgery safaris to South Africa are no longer the exclusive preserve of wealthy Americans and Europeans, and the beauty-conscious from elsewhere on the continent fork out up to R100,000 for their body contouring "holiday".

Agencies specialising in medical safaris have seen a surge in the number of visitors from countries such as Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Angola seeking breast enhancement procedures, tummy tucks and liposuction.

They are also known to use their recuperation time to shop for clothing, shoes, handbags, furniture and diamonds.

Sandton plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr Chetan Patel said breast reductions, augmentations and

Mtuhumiwa mmoja wa wizi wa fedha za EPA alitenga bilioni 30/= apate ripoti ya CAG

Mdhibiti na Mkaguzi Mkuu wa Hesabu za Serikali (CAG) aliyestaafu Ijumaa iliyopita, Ludovick Utouh, amefichua kuwa mmoja wa watu waliohusika katika kashfa ya wizi wa fedha za Akaunti ya Malipo ya Madeni ya Nje (EPA) alitenga rushwa ya Sh. bilioni 30 kwa nia ya kuipata ripoti ya ofisi yake kwenda serikalini.

Akizungumza katika mahojiano maalum na NIPASHE yaliyofanyika kwenye ofisi yake jijini Dar es Salaam siku moja kabla ya kustaafu rasmi, Utouh alisema kuwa kwa bahati alipata taarifa za kuwapo kwa mpango wa kuwapo kwa kiasi hicho kikubwa cha fedha kilichotengwa kwa mtu yeyote atakayefanikisha jaribio la kuifikisha ripoti ya CAG kwa kigogo huyo wa EPA kabla ya kwenda serikalini na kumfikia Rais Kikwete, hivyo yeye akajikuta akiwa na hofu kubwa.

"Nilipata ripoti wakati wa EPA kwamba kuna mtu aliyekuwa ame-set aside (ametenga) bilioni 30 kwa

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