Communicating Sociology

Month: July 2020 (Page 1 of 2)

Understanding The Covid-19 Pandemic Through Sociological Lenses

Citizens worldwide are experiencing a biological event like no other. Termed Covid-19, this coronavirus claimed over ten million lives worldwide. Well before the World Health Organisation classed Covid-19 as a pandemic, scientists were already racing to triangulate its symptoms and determine its transmissibility (World Health Organization, 2020). Today, science and technology equip biologists and virologists in tackling a seemingly invisible foe able to bring potentially deleterious and unforeseen consequences to human beings and societies.

To complicate things, nations also contend with social issues such as unrest, genocide, eroding freedoms, and uncooperative citizens refusing to wear masks. Governments can exercise their authority in quelling social issues. However, the world must turn to science in tackling a virological entity.

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Susan Pinker: The Gender Gap

As I get ready to study gender issues this term, psychologist Susan Pinker is on hand to inform us that males are fragile. If the slides and data are any indication, men are on track to being extinct in some far future.

Susan Pinker paints a bleak picture of males.
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Sensodyne Repair And Protect Toothpaste

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I suffered from regular whiteheads around my lips and chin for many years. They rear their little white bumps at night and grow up to be full white heads in the morning. Seeing them in the mirror after I wake up annoyed me, on top of having to purchase skincare products to combat a seemingly persistent issue.

I decided that there had to be a cause and looked at the potential reasons:

  1. Poor diet
  2. Going to bed late
  3. Insufficient sleep
  4. Poor sleep quality
  5. Inconsistent sleeping hours
  6. Dirty pillow/bed sheets
  7. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  8. Skincare products
  9. Using three-bladed disposable razors
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Eliminate Verbal Haze

After writing a piece, I often eliminate words and restructure passages. I believe everyone should cultivate a habit of relentlessly removing redundant words. If you think that you write too much, you just might. This is regardless of how skilled of a wordsmith you are.

Over time, I compiled a list of common phrases that people pepper their speeches with. Such phrases can and do find their way into writing. Your speech probably wasn’t clear enough initially if you blurt them out or commit the cardinal sin of chaining them together:

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Coffee Meets Keyboard

After many years, I finally spilled coffee on the right side of my T460 keyboard. The laptop carried on like nothing happened. Lenovo weren’t kidding when they claimed that the ThinkPad laptops are life-resistant. Or, I made that up.

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