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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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July 2014

From the Editor (Be Punctilious)	From the Editor (Be Punctilious)

Recently in India, at the level of Prime Minister a directive was issued, not to insist on the attestation of certificates and other documents by a gazetted officer and to accept self-attestation. This practice of getting attestation by the gazetted officers has been in vogue from the British ti

 
Adrenal Fatigue Adrenal Fatigue

All of us know that anxiety and stress help us up to a level to summon all our natural resources and meet the challenges of life. They do not per se solve any problem. They cannot do so. Beyond a certain point they turn out to be counter-productive and cause only harm. They also bring in other negat

 
Lunar Letter (Not Everything Is As It Seems)	Lunar Letter (Not Everything Is As It Seems)

Not everything is as it seems and not everything seems as it is… Let’s look at the example of any famous player now playing in the World Cup of Soccer. We see his incredible ability to dominate and control the ball by making precise passes as they advance and, of course, scoring spectacula

 
Restructuring Tunisia: Finding the Right Economic Plan Restructuring Tunisia: Finding the Right Economic Plan

As Tunisia prepares to head to the polls in late 2014, it is embarking on a public and open debate on its economic model. It has the opportunity to once again affect change for its own future, while influencing its neighbors and the wider Mediterranean and African regions.

 
Earth Staring at Mass Extinction Due to Us Earth Staring at Mass Extinction Due to Us

Humanity is responsible for speeding up the natural rate of extinction for animal and plant species by up to 10,000 times, as the planet is on the brink of a dinosaur-scale sixth mass extinction, a new study has warned.

 
Obama Honors World War II Veterans Obama Honors World War II Veterans

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Seventy years after Allied troops stormed the beaches at Normandy, President Barack Obama returned Friday to this hallowed battleground in what he called a "powerful manifestation of America's commitment to human freedom" that lives on in a new generation.

 
Japan and China Should Sit Down at the Negotiating Table Japan and China Should Sit Down at the Negotiating Table

TOKYO – Japan is in a better position than ever before to play a larger and more proactive role in ensuring peace in Asia and the world. We enjoy the explicit and enthusiastic support of our allies and other friendly countries, including every ASEAN member country and the United States, Austra

 
Putin Is Looking to Get Better Ties with North Korea Putin Is Looking to Get Better Ties with North Korea

Angry with the West's response over Ukraine and eager to diversify its options, Russia is moving rapidly to bolster ties with North Korea in a diplomatic nose-thumbing that could complicate the U.S.-led effort to squeeze Pyongyang into giving up its nuclear weapons program. Russia's proactive strate

 
Here Here's How You Can Have a Productive Day!

Employees stuck in a 9 to 5 job often complain about working long hours and not being left with time to do other things. Working in the office requires a professional to manage time judiciously so that s/he can complete her/his work and socialize to develop a professional network while also taking h

 
7 Habits of Exceptionally Resilient People	7 Habits of Exceptionally Resilient People

The resilient are able to push toward their purpose despite any setback. Resilient people don't give in to anger or despair when faced with a setback. Instead, they tap into a greater purpose to bounce back stronger than ever. "They find resilience by moving towards a goal beyond themselves, transce

 
10 Little Ways Everyone Can Change the World 10 Little Ways Everyone Can Change the World

It's just coffee -- no one needs coffee, so this doesn't really matter, right? But what if you knew that a $2 cup of caffeine could change someone's day, week or their whole perspective? Boom: That cup of coffee just changed the world. Welcome to the Random Acts of Kindness movement, where nice thin

 
A Second Language May Keep the Brain Young A Second Language May Keep the Brain Young

(Reuters Health) - Being able to speak more than one language may help you think more clearly in later life, even if you’ve learned the second language as an adult, according to a new study. “In previous studies, if bilinguals got dementia they got it 4 to 5 years later than monolinguals,” sai

 
Five Steps to Increase Your Self-Esteem Five Steps to Increase Your Self-Esteem

t’s essential for you to realize that your level of self-esteem will eventually determine the quality of your life and the level of growth and success that will be present in your life. By taking these five steps you will be able to boost your confidence, build your self-esteem and improve the

 
The The 'Rules' I Choose to Live By

They are dictated and designed by someone else. So they reside exterior to my own soul. I must come to my own set of inner principles to guide my thoughts and my behaviors. These are the "rules" I choose to live by -- at least for today.

 
Satellites Improving Lives in Rural Africa Satellites Improving Lives in Rural Africa

An ESA-supported project is showing how satcoms can help farmers, voters and educators in rural Africa. The three elements of the Sway4edu project are helping to run elections, educate teachers and improve radio programming. Satellite terminals provide Internet connectivity, with solar panels an

 
10 Barriers to Education around the World 10 Barriers to Education around the World

Here we list 10 major barriers to education, and look at how the Global Partnership for Education is working to overcome them. By taking action to encourage the UK Government to make a strong commitment to the Global Partnership, you’ll be helping to break down these barriers.

 
Finland’s School Success Finland’s School Success

Everyone agrees the United States needs to improve its education system dramatically, but how? One of the hottest trends in education reform lately is looking at the stunning success of the West's reigning education superpower, Finland. Trouble is, when it comes to the lessons that Finnish schoo

 
India: Renewable Energy Ministry Aims at Four Solar Power Plants India: Renewable Energy Ministry Aims at Four Solar Power Plants

The government is aggressively accelerating the solar energy program, and aiming for four giant plants of 1,000 Mw each. It also wants to bundle solar and conventional power to make renewable energy more affordable.

 
Breakthrough Material Absorbs CO2 from Gas Breakthrough Material Absorbs CO2 from Gas

Chemists said on Tuesday they had invented a material that easily removes carbon dioxide (CO2) from natural gas, making the abundant fuel more climate-friendly. The porous substance can cheaply separate CO2 at wellheads and safely store it for industrial use or for re-injection into the gas fie

 
Narendra Modi Narendra Modi's Working Style

Don't give theories, give practical doable policies, come thoroughly prepared for meetings, make bullet point presentations instead of bulky ones, be ready for follow-up meetings, and keep your offices clean — these are the highlights of Narendra Modi's working style, as seen by ministers and

 
7 Delicious Foods that Lower Blood Pressure 7 Delicious Foods that Lower Blood Pressure

But what food exactly lowers blood pressure seems to be changing from year to year. Today something is in and tomorrow the same thing is out… enough to drive a person CRAZY!. That’s why in today’s article I’m including a list of 7 foods I absolutely 100% guarantee will help keep your blood

 
7 Ways to Increase Your Water Intake 7 Ways to Increase Your Water Intake

Drinking water is essential to your health because the human body is made up of over 60% water. When your water intake isn’t equal to your output, you can become dehydrated and it can cause numerous health issues. Drinking enough water daily ensures that your body functions properly. The water flu

 
Mindfulness Intervention for People with Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease Mindfulness Intervention for People with Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease

In the Open Access article, "A Mixed-Methods Pilot Study of the Acceptability and Effectiveness of a Brief Meditation and Mindfulness Intervention for People with Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease," published in Behavioral Medicine, researchers examine how meditation and mindfulness affect people

 
Stand Up for Three Hours and Live Two Years Longer Stand Up for Three Hours and Live Two Years Longer

A leading UK sports consultant has said that the public should be encouraged to do more “low-level” exercise and that standing up for three hours a day can extend life span by two years. Dr. Mike Loosemore, head of the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health at University College London, said:

 
Yogurts with More Sugar than a Twinkie Yogurts with More Sugar than a Twinkie

We all like to think of yogurt as a healthy breakfast, but as it turns out, many of the most popular yogurt brands have more sugar than a junk food you'd never consider eating. The American Heart Association recommends that men eat no more than 36 grams of sugar per day, and women no more than

 
Hundreds Killed in Suspected Boko Haram Attacks in Nigeria Hundreds Killed in Suspected Boko Haram Attacks in Nigeria

Gunmen believed to be Boko Haram militants have shot dead dozens of people in a northeastern Nigerian village -- the fourth such massacre reported this week. A local source told VOA Hausa Service that men wearing military uniforms entered the Borno State village of Bardari and asked people to

 
Syria Bashar Assad Wins Presidential Vote in Landslide Syria Bashar Assad Wins Presidential Vote in Landslide

Syria's parliament speaker, Jihad Laham, announced the final results from Tuesday's election, saying Assad garnered 10,319,723 votes, or 88.7 percent. Assad's two challengers, Hassan al-Nouri and Maher Hajjar won 4.3 percent and 3.2 percent respectively. The Supreme Constitutional Court put turnout

 
Tibet Leaders Bid to Revive Drive for Autonomy from China Tibet Leaders Bid to Revive Drive for Autonomy from China

Exiles in the northern Indian hill town of Dharamsala will launch a media campaign on Thursday in a bid to pile global pressure on Beijing to resume talks on the issue of autonomy. The campaign includes a website and social media sites to improve understanding of the "Middle Way" approach for autono

 
4 Major Reasons to Connect to the Cloud Now 4 Major Reasons to Connect to the Cloud Now

If you haven't started exploring cloud solutions for your business, consider this: As much as 40% of all IT spend by 2016 will be for cloud-related platforms and applications. That's because the cloud can help your business reduce costs, engage employees in new ways, and increase agility, efficiency

 
6 Colleagues You Must Befriend Right Away! 6 Colleagues You Must Befriend Right Away!

These are people who make your work life tolerable. Find out how! As you rise up the success ladder, you never know when you might need their help. Here are six different work friends, who will help you at different levels at work; make sure you're in good terms with each of them:

 
Being Ignored at Work May Be Worse Than Being Bullied Being Ignored at Work May Be Worse Than Being Bullied

Have you ever felt that your office resembles a grown-up version of high school? Are there gabby cliques and BFFs gossiping near the coffee machine, while a few lonesome individuals stand off to the side, ignored? Well, a new study out of Canada says workplace ostracism -- being ignored or excluded

 
Researchers Develop New Class of Solar Material Researchers Develop New Class of Solar Material

Researchers in the University of Toronto's Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have designed and tested a new class of solar-sensitive nanoparticle that outshines the current state of the art employing this new class of technology. This new form of solid, stab

 
Wit and Wisdom Wit and Wisdom

British Car. This happened to an Englishman in France who was totally drunk. The French policeman stops his car and asks the gentleman if he has been drinking. With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married in the morning to a Frenc

 
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 (Renowned US Author Maya Angelou’s Quotes) Pearls of Wisdom (Renowned US Author Maya Angelou’s Quotes)

Pearls of Wisdom July 2014

 
Conquer Your World Conquer Your World

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

 
Share Your Thoughts Share Your Thoughts

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.

 
June 2014 Potpourri June 2014 Potpourri

U.S. President Barack Obama said the world must "stand with those who seek freedom," as he drew parallels between reforms taking place in Ukraine today and the elections in Poland 25 years ago that marked the beginning of the end of Communism. Speaking Wednesday at a Freedom Day event in Warsaw, Oba

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