Monthly archives: September 2014

Why You Must Know Your Self-Worth To Realize What You Truly Deserve

The perception of our self-worth is a driving force in almost every life situation. I believe so many people either give themselves too much credit or not enough when it comes to acknowledging their self-worth. Rarely do we see people who truly understand and acknowledge the strengths, weaknesses, faults and flaws that make them exactly who they are. Knowing your self-worth and “what you bring to the table” is incredibly […]

6 Habits That Do More Harm Than Good

The rules of staying fit seem very easy to follow. Eating well, working out, getting enough sleep and you will be the healthiest person, right? Surprisingly, it is more complicated than that. Often the very choices you make to benefit your health can be the same ones that hurt you in the end. Read the article and find out which unexpected habits can be causing you harm. Using of hand […]

Hero rats sniff (and snuff) out landmines and TB

Traditionally, you wouldn’t gift someone a rat — not someone you like, anyway. And even if a gift-wrapped rodent was in the cards, you’d likely shy away from the giant African pouched rat, which — as the name suggests — is rather large (think cat-sized). Tanzania-based NGO Apopo, however, thinks rats make excellent gifts. So much so that they’ve launched an adopt-a-rat program, which allows participants to sponsor the animal. […]

How to prevent depression risk among teens

New York: If you wish to shield your kids from depression, driving home the point that personalities can be changed may help, a study suggests. A low-cost, one-time intervention that educates teenagers about the changeable nature of personality traits may prevent an increase in depressive symptoms, the findings showed. “We were amazed that a brief exposure to the message that people can change – during a key transition, the first […]

The Best Part Of Life Is Realizing Why It’s Better That Things Didn’t Work Out

Life – the most ugly and most beautiful thing in the universe. By nature, all living things are imperfect. Every living thing meets its end sooner or later – even the universe itself will tear apart and, one day, die. Everything dies; it’s the fate we are all arriving at, closer every day. Yet, at the same time, beauty is only as beautiful as it is mortal. Things that never […]

Top India politician Jayalalitha jailed for corruption

  One of India’s most colourful and controversial politicians, Jayaram Jayalalitha, has been sentenced to jail for four years on corruption charges in a case that has lasted for 18 years. The chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu was found guilty of amassing wealth of more than $10m (£6.1m) which was unaccounted for. She has to pay a 1bn rupee ($16m; £10m) fine and resign as chief […]

How to Manage Time With 10 Tips That Work

Chances are good that, at some time in your life, you’ve taken a time management class, read about it in books, and tried to use an electronic or paper-based day planner to organize, prioritize and schedule your day. “Why, with this knowledge and these gadgets,” you may ask, “do I still feel like I can’t get everything done I need to?” The answer is simple. Everything you ever learned about […]

Is That a 'Traffic Signal' on Mars?

New York:  Are aliens using traffic signal to cross roads on Red Planet? Fun apart, NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has clicked a picture on the Martian surface that resembles a “traffic signal”. The “traffic signal” was spotted by a British UFO enthusiast named Joseph White. Curiosity, while busy scanning the surface, snapped the photo. “I have been following the images from NASA since the start and I flick through them […]

Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla forced to allow access to the beach he had blocked

San Mateo County Court Judge Barbara Mallach has ruled against Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla in a lawsuit over public access to Martin’s Beach. According to the ruling, Khosla will be required to seek a permit from the California Coastal Commission before locking gates at the beach, as well as to consult with the community to determine changes to the property and public access to the beach. “Today’s court decision […]

10 tricks to become a loving, positive person

It’s one thing to wax eloquent on positivity, but quite another to be a positive person at heart. Despite believing to have a positive outlook, we invariably weigh the cons first, consider several times before sparing a compliment, and broadcast only the odds when someone counts on us for advice. What’s more, we prefer needless sarcasm for humour, manage a wry smile when something is genuinely funny, and believe deep […]