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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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January 2015

From the Editor (Take the Bull by the Horns) From the Editor (Take the Bull by the Horns)

Dear Youth of the World, Wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year 2015. Let us enter the new year with definite goals and positive vibes. Coming to think of positive vibes I have a point to make.

 
Being Stymied: Five Points for Successful Management of Obstacles Being Stymied: Five Points for Successful Management of Obstacles

If all our efforts are smooth sailing, no doubt, we shall be extremely happy. It does happen now and then; but not always. Some obstacles may block us and stop our progress. This reminds the words of an unknown author: "If you can find a path with no obstacles, probably it may not lead anywhere.

 
Lunar Letter (With Love) Lunar Letter (With Love)

With love, life is much better. In our constant struggle to achieve more and get farther, we often forget life does not need to be so difficult, and on the contrary, can be quite easy. There is a key we can all use to open the door to what we most desire.

 
Why Is Dark Chocolate Good for You? Thank Your Microbes	Why Is Dark Chocolate Good for You? Thank Your Microbes

In their deep-gut alchemy these microbes create anti-inflammatory compounds that have been linked to the cardiovascular and other benefits from dark chocolate consumption. The findings were presented March 18 at the American Chemical Society meeting at Dallas. Other new research helps explain ho

 
6 Reasons You Can (And Should) Feel Hopeful Every Day 6 Reasons You Can (And Should) Feel Hopeful Every Day

No matter what you are struggling with in your life, whether it is a difficult relationship, painful diagnosis, or just general disenchantment with where you are at, allowing hope in will brighten your experience of life.This may seem easier said than done, but here are six reasons that you can

 
7 Bad Work Habits You Should Break 	7 Bad Work Habits You Should Break

There are all different kinds of bad work habits. There are those that we tend to think of as procrastination methods, habits that wreak havoc on your productivity. Then there are those that make you work harder and impose additional stresses on your life. Then there are the bad habits happen as

 
7 Habits of Natural Leaders 	7 Habits of Natural Leaders

Successful leadership, like happiness, is one of those things that everyone claims to have the "secret" to. There are more than 27,000 leadership books on Amazon, thousands of seminars on leadership skills held in conference rooms across the country, and countless articles in business magazine

 
7 Tips and Tricks to Feel Younger Every Day 7 Tips and Tricks to Feel Younger Every Day

It’s not difficult to feel and look younger every single day. You just need to take care of yourself. I know, you work a lot and hard, you take care of your family and you help others. All these things are definitely important, but you should never forget about yourself. When you feel young an

 
8 Habits of Financially Successful People 8 Habits of Financially Successful People

For ET Wealth, time has swung similarly in tandem with the economic turmoil and its readers' fortunes, moving between the stress of recession and the sanguinity of an upturn. Even as we dispelled ways to tackle each situation with advice and information, we came upon a simple truth: the mind impa

 
10 Signs of Stress You Probably Ignore	10 Signs of Stress You Probably Ignore

Do you have any of these symptoms? If you do, be honest with yourself. What do you do when you experience any of them? Do you stop, think about possible causes for your symptoms and take better care of yourself? Or do you simply take a pill?If you were to look up the top selling prescription and

 
10 Ways That I Can Stop Feeling Like A Failure 10 Ways That I Can Stop Feeling Like A Failure

Let's make one thing clear: failure is not good.People try to say, "All great successes start with failure".  This is not true. Nor is it true that Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times before he invented a light bulb.  Don't let people indoctrinate you into the faddish cult of failure. It's depres

 
Here is Why You Lose Your Keys 	Here is Why You Lose Your Keys

Two things have to happen for you to retain a precise snapshot of whatever it is you want to remember. First, you have to be paying attention as it happens, so that the memory can be imprinted properly on your brain. Second, your brain has to be able to recall the information later on, without g

 
How to Be Alone (Without Being Lonely) How to Be Alone (Without Being Lonely)

We have more tools and resources to connect to each other now than ever before. Yet, with this ease of connection comes a price: we unlearn how to spend time with ourselves. Making time to be alone is important for developing our sense of self and individuality, deepening our self-knowledge, and

 
How to Stop Fearing the Worst and Worrying About “What Ifs” How to Stop Fearing the Worst and Worrying About “What Ifs”

There’s nothing like a real health emergency for putting insignificant worries into perspective. By the time I was pregnant the second time, I had left my struggles with anxiety largely behind me. Having been to therapy years earlier to find coping mechanisms for managing my ever-present phobias,

 
How to Stop Feeling Inadequate and Let Go of Heavy Expectations How to Stop Feeling Inadequate and Let Go of Heavy Expectations

When I was seven years old, my parents had me take an IQ test for an application to a private school near our new home.I vaguely remember sitting with the proctor, answering question after question about vocabulary and spatial recognition. To seven-year-old me, the test was nothing more than a f

 
Practicing Slowness and Being Present	Practicing Slowness and Being Present

In our rush to get through the tasks of our day, to complete our errands and answer emails, to look at the next video or link we find … when do we think we’ll find happiness?If it’s not here right now, when will it come?Maybe we think it’ll come when we improve our lives, or meet our goa

 
My Message for You	My Message for You

I am so happy to have you here with me, let’s get started with the first seed:“God, I thank you for this day.  I know I have not accomplished as yet all you expect of me, and if that is your reason for bathing me in the fresh dew of another dawn, I am most grateful. I am prepared, at last,

 
Walk Toward Your Dreams: If Not Now, When?	Walk Toward Your Dreams: If Not Now, When?

Last year I was suddenly made redundant along with half of my colleagues, as our company was being taken over. It was swift and severe. It was also a blessing.I didn’t want to work for the new company whose values conflicted with my own. And I had been wavering on making a decision about my ca

 
Why You Feel Alone with Your Feelings 	Why You Feel Alone with Your Feelings

There were times when I felt that my thoughts had complete control over my life. I could convince myself of anything, really. My thoughts would rarely lift me up and, instead, convince me I would fail.

 
10 Ways to Make Yourself Employable	10 Ways to Make Yourself Employable

If you are a college student, you probably have good reasons to worry.We produce some five million graduates each year, most of whom are unemployable.So how do you stand out in a crowd of five million?The good news is that you have age on your side.

 
How Can They Kill Our Kids How Can They Kill Our Kids

“How can a human being execute children?” we asked. They can, they have, they will do so again. And still, nobody here says their name. Then again, so much of what happened in Peshawar on Tuesday goes against the very moral fabric of basic humanity. You do not kill the young; you do not slau

 
Justice V R Krishna Iyer 	Justice V R Krishna Iyer

Justice V R Krishna Iyer has passed on to the other world. He scored a century. He was unwell in body although his spirit was, as always, indomitable.And yet, I cannot shake off a deep sense of grief. My generation, who learned from him of what the Supreme Court was all about, considered his bod

 
Bill to Bar Tainted from Polls Gathers Dust Bill to Bar Tainted from Polls Gathers Dust

NEW DELHI: Politicians are unanimous on stringent enforcement of laws related to crime against women. But they are showing no haste in bringing a law to debar them from contesting elections where charges have been framed against them in heinous crimes—many of them against women.

 
World Has High Hopes from Us but India Not Ready World Has High Hopes from Us but India Not Ready

Modi expressed his joy after seeing the spruced up Ghats (river bank) along the River Ganga in Varanasi. In his bid to promote the Clean India campaign, Modi symbolically cleaned a narrow lane near the Assi Ghat.

 
Researchers Convert Sunlight to Electricity Researchers Convert Sunlight to Electricity

Australia's solar researchers have converted over 40 percent of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported. A key part of the prototype's design is the use of a custom optical bandpass filter to capture sunlight

 
Solar Push in India Solar Push in India

NEW DELHI: Moving ahead on Narendra Modi government's mission to push solar power initiatives, the Cabinet approved several projects including solar parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects across the country.

 
Father Romano Zago Father Romano Zago's Cure for Cancer

Father Romano Zago is a Franciscan Friar and scholar and was born in 1932 in Brazil.  The book goes into detail on how he was tending to the poor in Brazil along with Father Arno Reckziegel where they witnessed how quickly the people returned back to health after being administered Aloe Arbore

 
Ex-CIA Officials Say Torture Report Is One-Sided, Flawed Ex-CIA Officials Say Torture Report Is One-Sided, Flawed

(Reuters) - A group of former top-ranking CIA officials disputed a U.S. Senate committee's finding that the agency's interrogation techniques produced no valuable intelligence, saying such work had saved thousands of lives.Former CIA directors George Tenet, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden, along

 
Russia Staring at another Economic Crisis Russia Staring at another Economic Crisis

As United States continues imposing series of international sanctions over Russia after Moscow's actions in Ukraine, ruble is in decline and the country is facing a serious economic situation like 1998. One fears this economic crisis could weaken Russian President Vladimir Putin's grip on power.

 
Child Labor Should Go Into Pages of History Child Labor Should Go Into Pages of History

Satyarthi, who returned to India today, also pitched for the passage of the pending legislation against child labor, saying that history "won't forgive" the legislators if the Bill does not get passed.

 
Surgeon General Unafraid of Taking a Stand on Divisive Issue Surgeon General Unafraid of Taking a Stand on Divisive Issue

Dr. Vivek H Murthy, a Boston internist who at the age of 37 has become one of the youngest surgeons general of the United States, is a self-described dreamer and grass-roots organizer. He has professed a deep fondness for mangoes, and his interests include studying ways to increase global happin

 
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.

 
Wit and Wisdom Wit and Wisdom

A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work. As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was. The girl replied, "I'm drawing God."

 
Pearls of Wisdom	(Empty Container) Pearls of Wisdom (Empty Container)

Our lives get so complicated not overnight but gradually.The complications creep up on us, one insignificant step at a time.Today I order something online, tomorrow someone gives me a gift, then I get a free giveaway, then I decide I need some new tools. One item at a time, the clutter accumulat

 
Conquer Your World  Conquer Your World

It may be a problem upsetting your mind or blocking your career or depriving you of the normal happiness or spoiling good opportunities. Feel free to write to Kathy Munoz. Kathy would answer your questions in her monthly special column ‘Conquer Your World’.

 
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.

 
December 2014 Potpourri December 2014 Potpourri

Exactly 5.4 minutes after lift-off at 9.30 AM from the Second Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre here, the module separated from the rocket at an altitude of 126 km and re-entered Earth's atmosphere (about 80 km from sea level), PTI reported.

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