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Global Youth Development is understandably a vast concept. It deals with a significant section of the world’s population that is not monolithic. It stands divided not only by natural divisions but also by man-made religious, cultural and environmental differences. The overall view of life, understanding of the world, innate urges and ambitions are not the same for all of them.

While we have to bear these differences in mind, this heterogeneity is becoming weaker by the modern forces, which bring the peoples of the world together. The world is growing into a global village and the rigid compartments of nationalism, religion etc., have started giving way to the universal harmony of the humankind.

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August 2014

From the Editor (Avoid Vain Arguments) From the Editor (Avoid Vain Arguments)

Man is a social animal. We value relationships for exchange of ideas and mutual evaluation. We share our experiences with one another that turn out to be beneficial to all.
Even from childhood we long for recognition. For children, the positive strokes they receive from others make them happy

 
The Alexander Technique The Alexander Technique

Almost all the troubles we experience in life are our own making. This may be difficult to believe but is true for individual life and social life as well. We are greatly restricted in understanding and achieving. We do not register normally possible growth in life cent percent. For this also, only

 
Lunar Letter(The Wind of Adversity) Aug 2014 Lunar Letter(The Wind of Adversity) Aug 2014

Adversity drives the process of natural selection while creating more life and prosperity. In nature the Wind of Adversity has its own special reason. It serves to clean the air and to spread the seeds from millions of trees and plants all over the world. The essential role the wind plays in the

 
Looking Like Mouse but Related to Elephant Looking Like Mouse but Related to Elephant

A new mammal discovered in the remote desert of western Africa resembles a long-nosed mouse in appearance but is more closely related genetically to elephants, a California scientist who helped identify the tiny creature said on Thursday.
The new species of elephant shrew, given the scientific name

 
Why It Why It's Time for Iraq to Split into Three Countries by Ayub Nuri

I wasn't surprised at all when a group of Islamic militants defeated the Iraqi army and took control of almost all Sunni provinces within a week. Not because the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were better armed or fought a right cause, but because I know that historicall

 
India Opens Civilian Nuclear Facilities to IAEA Oversight India Opens Civilian Nuclear Facilities to IAEA Oversight

India Foreign Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin says the agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency underlines the country’s commitment to the responsible use of nuclear power.
“The government has decided to ratify the additional protocol to the India specific safeguards agreeme

 
15 Ways to Increase Brain Power 15 Ways to Increase Brain Power

1. Think positive!

2. Try to think and be creative! Find a new hobby or learnsomething new. Be it a musical instrument or a foreign language.Draw, write, sing or even try self-talking during leisure.

3. Master the art of observation. You can also do themeobservations wherein you try to count th

 
Plenty of Restful, Restorative Sleep Linked To Significantly Better Cognition Plenty of Restful, Restorative Sleep Linked To Significantly Better Cognition

If you've been tossing and turning more and more as you age but keep writing it off as a normal part of aging, think again. Both quality and quantity matter when it comes to sleep among post 50s.

 
4 Qualities That Make You a Great Leader 4 Qualities That Make You a Great Leader

After you've spent a sufficient number of years in the corporate world and gained the relevant experience, you'll be promoted to an important role in an organization -- that of a Team Leader. And once you don this role, till you become the chairperson of a multinational company, this role will stay

 
5 Proven Methods for Gaining Self-Discipline 5 Proven Methods for Gaining Self-Discipline

There are many important qualities that can contribute to a person’s achievements and happiness, but there is only one that begets sustainable, long term success in all aspects of life – self-discipline. Whether in terms of your diet, fitness, work ethic, or relationships, self-discipline is th

 
6 Science-Backed Ways to Make Better Decisions 6 Science-Backed Ways to Make Better Decisions

Imagine what the world would be like if everyone practiced a little more rational decision-making. Fortunately, research does show that there are things you can do to help make more accurate and reason-based -- and less emotion-based and potentially impulsive -- decisions. Here are just a few:

 
7 Simple Tricks to Improve Your Memory 7 Simple Tricks to Improve Your Memory

In today’s age, where everything is documented, digitized and stored in a mysterious “cloud,” it’s easy to overlook the importance of a good memory. If we can easily access files within our computers or look up information on our smartphones, what’s the point of embedding a wealth of infor

 
12 Tips for Eating Well With Diabetes 12 Tips for Eating Well With Diabetes

Use these 12 tips to get you motivated to cook healthful dinners at home, where you have full control over the foods served and what ingredients go into them.

1. Switch to whole grains.

Use brown rice and whole wheat pasta. Look for 100% whole wheat flour and breads, as well as other grains su

 
General V K Singh General V K Singh's 'Five Cs' of Leadership

On a snowy weekend, social entrepreneurs, world-renowned thought leaders and activists, and 700 ticket-clutching attendees gathered in Boston and Cambridge, respectively, to discuss topics ranging from Indian foreign policy and the state of higher education to sports and Bollywood at the 12th annual

 
How to Read More How to Read More

One of the students raised his hand and asked Buffett for his thoughts on the best way to prepare for an investing career. After thinking for a moment, Buffett pulled out a stack of papers and trade reports he had brought with him and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowled

 
How to Sail Away from Negativity How to Sail Away from Negativity

On a regular basis we interact with all kinds of people – happy people, angry people, people who are frustrated and depressed, people who are unhappy with themselves, their lives and everything that happens to them and all around them, people who might be going through some difficult times, etc.

 
Less Stress, Better Work, and Six Other Ways Meditation … by Lindsay Holmes Less Stress, Better Work, and Six Other Ways Meditation … by Lindsay Holmes

From boosting our hearts and minds to fighting addiction and stress, meditation can truly transform our lives. Transcendental Meditation, one of the more popular forms of meditation, has been praised in boardrooms and box offices as an effective method of cultivating some inner calm.

 
Live Longer By Being Positive Live Longer By Being Positive

It is scientifically proven that optimists live longer, healthier lives than pessimists. I know one of the many studies on the subject was made at the University of Pittsburgh where they came to the realization that optimists live longer, healthier lives than pessimists. You would think everybody

 
Take Charge of Your Career Take Charge of Your Career

“Working hard is certainly essential when you want to move ahead in your career, but there are many other important steps if you want to move up quickly. Even the most motivated workers won’t necessarily achieve their career dreams, especially not quickly, if they don’t have a specific plan to

 
The One Trait You May Not Realize Will Make You Happier The One Trait You May Not Realize Will Make You Happier

"We constantly meet psychological challenges. Some of us succumb, we feel hopeless, disempowered, give up … and some meet challenges, take the knock and learn something from it," says Guy Winch, Ph.D. a psychologist and author of "Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure,

 
Why We Don’t Need to Try So Hard to Be Happy Why We Don’t Need to Try So Hard to Be Happy

TV commercials try to lure you into buying their products on the promise they will give you it. Magazines scream it from the front pages via sultry images and sexy block titles. Gossip magazines practically have a mission statement that fame will guarantee it. Corporations equate money with it.

 
In Wild Yak Society, Moms Are the Real Climbers In Wild Yak Society, Moms Are the Real Climbers

The authors of the study expect that this strategy is an adaptive way to avoid predators and to access more nutritious food. Wild yaks are an endangered species occurring only on the Tibetan Plateau and closely related to North American bison.

 
Iran Tries to Save Asiatic Cheetah from Extinction Iran Tries to Save Asiatic Cheetah from Extinction

Iran is rushing to try to save one of the world's critically endangered species, the Asiatic cheetah, and bring it back from the verge of extinction in its last remaining refuge. The Asiatic cheetah, an equally fast cousin of the African cat, once ranged from the Red Sea to India, but its numbers sh

 
Study Finds Emperor Penguin in Peril Study Finds Emperor Penguin in Peril

An international team of scientists studying Emperor penguin populations across Antarctica finds the iconic animals in danger of dramatic declines by the end of the century due to climate change. Their study, published in Nature Climate Change, finds the Emperor penguin "fully deserving of endan

 
Peru to Provide Free Solar Power Peru to Provide Free Solar Power

Peru has initiated a program that will provide more than 2 million of its poorest residents with electricity -- for free. 'The National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program' began on July 8, when 1,601 solar panels were installed in the Contumaza province of the country, CleanTechnica.c

 
Study Shows Greater Potential for Solar Power Study Shows Greater Potential for Solar Power

Concentrating solar power (CSP) could supply a large fraction of the power supply in a decarbonized energy system, shows a new study of the technology and its potential practical application. Concentrating solar power (CSP) could supply a substantial amount of current energy demand, according

 
2 Ways to Protect Your Heart: Improve Sleep and Manage Stress 2 Ways to Protect Your Heart: Improve Sleep and Manage Stress

Two sleep-related problems that plague many people — sleep deprivation and sleep apnea — have been linked to a higher risk of heart disease.
Sleep deprivation. Over time, inadequate or poor quality sleep can increase the risk for a number of chronic health problems, including heart disease.

 
12 Tips for Eating Well With Diabetes 12 Tips for Eating Well With Diabetes

Use these 12 tips to get you motivated to cook healthful dinners at home, where you have full control over the foods served and what ingredients go into them.

1. Switch to whole grains.

Use brown rice and whole wheat pasta. Look for 100% whole wheat flour and breads, as well as other grains su

 
Fear, Cash Shortages Hinder Fight against Ebola Outbreak Fear, Cash Shortages Hinder Fight against Ebola Outbreak

(Reuters) - West African states lack the resources to battle the world's worst outbreak of Ebola and deep cultural suspicions about the disease remain a big obstacle to halting its spread, ministers said on Wednesday. The outbreak has killed 467 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since Febru

 
GABRIEL ISIS Is a Threat beyond Iraq, With Shariah as Worldwide Aim GABRIEL ISIS Is a Threat beyond Iraq, With Shariah as Worldwide Aim

There is a great deal of confusion and ignorance about the jihadist organization ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) which has been waging a terror campaign in those two nations for some time now, culminating most recently in the seizure of Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul.

 
ISIL Declares Its Caliphate as Iraq Moves on Tikrit ISIL Declares Its Caliphate as Iraq Moves on Tikrit

Iraqi forces pressed a counter-attack on Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit on Sunday as jihadists who led a sweeping Sunni militant offensive that captured swathes of territory declared a "caliphate." Baghdad took delivery of Russian warplanes to aid it in a crisis said to rival the brutal sectari

 
The Future of U.S.-China Relations The Future of U.S.-China Relations

Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Corker, Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today on U.S.-China relations. It is also a great honor to be participating in today’s hearing with one of our nation’s most accomplished diplomats, Ambassador Stapleton Roy – a frie

 
Ukraine Signs Historic EU Pact, Snubbing Russia Ukraine Signs Historic EU Pact, Snubbing Russia

BRUSSELS (AP) — Over Russia's objections, Ukraine's new president on Friday signed a free-trade deal binding his country more closely to Western Europe, sealing the very agreement that triggered the bloodshed and political convulsions of the past seven months. Russia, meanwhile, fended off for the

 
We Are Not Alone In Universe, NASA Scientists Say We Are Not Alone In Universe, NASA Scientists Say

NASA held a panel discussion at the agency's Washington headquarters on Monday, where space experts talked about the search for Earth-like planets that host life. Based on recent advancements in space telescope technology, scientists estimated that in the coming decades we'll confirm suspicions that

 
3 Ways to Balance Your Body 3 Ways to Balance Your Body

For some people, staying mindful of what their body needs is a natural extension of their being in the world. Haven’t been active for a few days? The body tells them to go for a run before the head can talk them out of it. Haven’t gotten in enough leafy greens? They’ll reach for the kale next

 
The Morality of Yoga  Brahmacharya – Balance The Morality of Yoga Brahmacharya – Balance

Incorrectly translated by many as ‘celibacy’, Brahmacharya is better thought of as the universal principle embodied by Brahma: balance. This may mean becoming more aware of one’s sexual practices and perhaps even more circumspect when it comes to engaging in sexual intercourse, but not to

 
Brazil Brazil's 'Snake Island' Is the Place of Nightmares

Scientists estimate that up to 4,000 snakes live on the 110-acre island, with some reports indicating that you can find one snake for every six square yards. The island is "more packed with snakes than the Spanish midfield is with talent," according to a Wall Street Journal article published ahead o

 
Germany Beat Argentina 1-0 to Conquer the World Cup Germany Beat Argentina 1-0 to Conquer the World Cup

The European giants won their fourth World Cup after a 24-year wait. Incidentally, this is the first World Cup trophy for unified Germany, the previous three having been won by West Germany in 1954, 1974 and 1990. This is also the first time a European team has lifted the trophy on South America

 
Novak Djokovic Denies Roger Federer a (Final) Wimbledon Novak Djokovic Denies Roger Federer a (Final) Wimbledon

Roger Federer had one of the best service sets of his beautiful career during Sunday’s Wimbledon final. He was tied a set a piece with Novak Djokovic, the top seed of this year’s tournament. On serve, Federer treated Djokovic like a junior: he aced him again and again, 13 in all, to Djokovic

 
Petra Kvitova Routs Eugenie Bouchard for Wimbledon Title Petra Kvitova Routs Eugenie Bouchard for Wimbledon Title

WIMBLEDON, England — Eugenie Bouchard arrived at Centre Court with cool confidence and a ruthless tennis game to match. Bouchard, a 20-year-old Canadian, had captured the affection of her country and of the British tabloids, her looks, play and marketability drawing gawking comparisons to Maria Sh

 
Wit and Wisdom Wit and Wisdom

Stunning Realization

A photographer for a national magazine was assigned to take pictures of a great forest fire. He was advised that a small plane would be waiting to fly him over the fire.

 
AwakIND Website AwakIND Website

AwakIND is India's first socio-political network for people who want to raise their voices on a common platform.It is a web-based portal that has been designed to initiate a change in the society and existing systems.

 
Pearls of Wisdom  (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī’s Quotes)Aug 2014 Pearls of Wisdom (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī’s Quotes)Aug 2014

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi was a prolific poet whose words have been inspiring people since the 13th century. Known for his wisdom on how to lead a loving and meaningful life, Rumi's greatest thoughts can give valuable insight into how to be mindful of ourselves and others. If you're seeking a littl

 
Conquer Your World Conquer Your World

In her special column in DYNAMIC YOUTH Kathy Munoz answers your questions on personal development.

 
Share Your Thoughts June 2014 Share Your Thoughts June 2014

Thoughts are valuable. This column is specially meant for ‘sharing your thoughts’. Very often a thought crosses our mind; and, we are cocksure that it was a wonderful thought that could be helpful to many persons, if not to the whole world.

 
July 2014 Potpourri July 2014 Potpourri

Census data released on Tuesday contained a shocking piece of information: that 47 million young Indians, under the age of 24, were jobless, and looking for work. That's 20 per cent of the youth population. This is hard data confirming a fact that has long been anecdotal: that India has a jobs

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