INDIA: 347 FLORA, 242 FAUNA SPECIES DISCOVERED IN 2013-14
August 11, 2015
NEW DELHI: 347 species of flora and 424 of fauna, including two reptiles have been discovered in the country in 2013-2014, environment minister Prakash Javadekar informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
Panaji: Wildlife researchers Wednesday announced here that a species of frog discovered in South Goa's Netravali forest sanctuary has been named after State Range Forest Officer Prakash Salelkar as 'Indirana Salelkari'.
SLEEP-DEPRIVATION IS ACTUALLY RUINING YOUR LIFE: HERE'S HOW TO FIX IT
From your skin to your job to your relationships, sleep affects everything. But these days, more of us are sleep-deprived than not. It's such a big problem that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared it a public health epidemic — similar to the warnings issued about smoking cigarettes decades ago.
Here are a few ways not sleeping is hurting you.
CAN CASHEWS MAKE YOU HAVE HIGH CHOLESTEROL?
Jessica Bruso, Demand Media
Cashews provide significant amounts of magnesium and phosphorus.
If you like to munch on a handful of cashews now and then, don't worry, this isn't likely to increase your cholesterol. Cashews provide 14 percent of the daily value for phosphorus and 12 percent of the DV for vitamin K per ounce, and, although they are high in fat, most of this fat is heart-healthy unsaturated fat. Although there haven't been many studies examining the effects of cashews on cholesterol, significant evidence exists for the cholesterol-lowering benefits of nuts.
FOURTH SECULAR BLOGGER HACKED TO DEATH IN BANGLADESH
August 8, 2015Ashamoni, wife of blogger Niloy Chowdhury, cries at her house in Dhaka on Friday.
THIS IS HOW TO CLEAN YOUR BODY OF TOXINS WITH ONLY 2 INGREDIENTS!
If you want to prevent and cure many different diseases,it is enough that you clean your intestines of mucus, fecal plaque and parasites.
Over the years,our intestines process about tons of food and fluid, and in the process fecal fat and toxic waste is left stored in our colon and intestines. They poison our blood and cause irreparable damage to our body.
WHY IT IS ESSENTIAL TO FIND HUMOR DURING YOUR DARKEST HOURS- Aimee Foster
A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing.Laura Ingalls Wilder
WIT AND WISDOM
The End of a Beginning
I was a new Army basic trainee at Fort McClellan, and one requirement was a demanding 12-mile march.
We got started at 6 a.m. and were pumped up for the trek.
4 POWERFUL MANTRAS TO HELP YOU DEAL WITH FEAR AND ANXIETY - Malia Bradshaw
Trust that, when you are not holding yourself together so tightly, you will not fall apart. Trust that it is more important to fulfill your authentic desires than listen to your fears. Trust that your intuition is leading you somewhere. Trust that the flow of life contains you, is bigger than you, and will take care of you—if you let it.
OBAMA TAKES ‘BIGGEST STEP’ TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE
August 4, 2015U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the Clean Power Plan at the White House in Washington on Monday.
DEALING WITH UNHAPPY CUSTOMERS - Turning a Challenge into an Opportunity Keith Jackson and the Mind Tools Team
One of Tim's most important clients has just walked into his office, unannounced.Tim stands up with a smile on his face, ready to greet him, when the dam bursts – his client explodes into an angry tirade because Tim's organization has failed to make a delivery on time. Because of this, the client was unable to demonstrate a key product, which meant that he lost an important sale.
HOW TO HANDLE CRITICISM AT WORK - Ruchira Karnik
Feedback is essential for the growth of any professional. But are you equipped to handle it well?
5 SIGNS YOU HAVE STOPPED CARING ABOUT PEOPLE’S APPROVAL - Luminita Saviuc
More than 2500 years ago, Lao Tzu was trying to teach us a very valuable lesson: “Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.” You would think that after so many years, we would have mastered this simple and valuable lesson, but we have not.
5 WAYS MEDITATION CAN IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH
We know that providing our bodies with good quality nutrition, sufficient hydration, and plenty of exercise plays a vital role in the state of our health. Yet, when it comes to achieving optimal well-being, this is not the whole story. Since the mind and the body are so intimately connected, it stands to reason that our thoughts can influence the functioning of the body.
IMPORTANCE OF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Training and career development are very vital in any company or organization that aims at progressing.
ISRO WILL SOON LAUNCH A US SATELLITE FOR THE FIRST TIME
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a US satellite for the first time, using its cost effective polar satellite launch vehicle.
7 HABITS THAT KEEP YOU STRONG (EVEN WHEN THINGS GO WRONG) - Linda Robinson
I am stronger because of the hard times, wiser because of my mistakes, and happier because I have known sadness.Unknown
I CONTEMPLATED QUITTING LAST YEAR, SAINA NEHWAL SAYS
I contemplated quitting last year, Saina Nehwal says.
HYDERABAD: World Championship silver medalist shuttler Saina Nehwal feels her decision to change base to Bangalore under Vimal Kumar's tutelage turned out to be a masterstroke as it helped her regain her game and prolong her career, which was in serious doubt last year.
SAINA SHINES AT WORLD BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP
Becomes First Indian to Bring Home Silver
April 17, 2015
World No. 2 badminton player Saina Nehwal has become the first player from India to win a silver medal at the World Badminton Championship. After a remarkable performance in Jakarta, she lost to Spain’s Carolina Marin on Sunday.
7 NATURAL WAYS TO BOOST YOUR BRAIN POWER + SHARPEN YOUR MIND
Sure, there's not much you can do to stop time. You can however, improve the quality of your life within the time you have — and that includes keeping your mind sharp and vibrant.
Just like working out your muscles helps your musculoskeletal system stay strong, any activity that involves practice causes the brain to transmit signals in a specific pattern over and over again, allowing for connections between neurons to strengthen. That means your brain gets stronger, too.But it's not just mental exercises that can strengthen your noggin. From eating the right foods to practicing "deep listening," here are my favorite simple ways to keep your brain sharp and vibrant.
US ISSUES WORLDWIDE CAUTION FOR CITIZENS ON
The U.S. has issued a worldwide travel caution for its citizens including in India in the wake of increased threat coming in particular from the expanding global presence of the Islamic State.
10 REASONS TO BECOME AN EARLY RISER -
For most of my life, I have been the type to hit the snooze button multiple times each morning. While in medical school, I arrived at the majority of my rotations un-caffeinated, un-fed and unprepared to be awake. I started the day late, barreled through it in a whirl of activity and crashed hard at the end. There were few mindful moments.
FEAR CAN ONLY HURT US IF WE LET IT
Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.
Thich Nhat Hanh
WORLD CHESS CHAMPION GARRY KASPAROV ON
HOW TO BUILD CONFIDENCE IN THE FACE OF FEAR
There is hard science proving the link between behavior and confidence. Amy Cuddy, a Harvard researcher who studies body language, has shown through her groundbreaking research that simply standing in more confident poses can increase confidence and decrease anxiety.
HOW TO MAINTAIN PEACE AND JOY DESPITE YOUR EVERYDAY STRUGGLES - Atiba Shaikh\
“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” ~Deepak Chopra
For years, I allowed everyday struggles, like slight disturbances from schedule, to steal my happiness, peace, and energy. Whenever something disrupted my plan, I got negative and started complaining.
UN CHIEF PRAISES OBAMA'S CLIMATE PROPOSAL
5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT GOOGLE’S NEW INDIAN CEO,
After 11 successful and effective years at Google, Sundar Pichai will replace Larry Page as the CEO. While Sundar will now be the CEO of Google, Larry Page will lead the newly formed entity – Alphabet.
LET LOSS REMIND YOU TO LIVE - Alexa Peters
Pain can change you, but that does not mean it has to be a bad change. Take that pain and turn it into wisdom.
WORLD’S YOUNGEST TO REACH EVEREST BASE CAMP
Kandarp and Ritvika are in grade one and four respectively,
and they might be the youngest climbers to have reached the base camp of
Mount Everest. They have also climbed the Kalapathar peak.
LET OTHER PEOPLE SEE THE AWESOME PERSON YOU ARE
“Sometimes I panic; what if nobody finds out who I am?” ~Billy Joel
At home, you want to go out and be social. When you are out being social, you want to go home and be alone.
At home, you feel free, joyful, and ambitious. You are smart, funny and insightful. Out in the real world, you are quiet, non-confrontational, and you struggle to connect with others.
SELF CONFIDENCE IS THE MOST ATTRACTIVE QUALITY A PERSON CAN HAVE-
Self-confidence is widely known as one of the biggest keys to becoming and maintaining success but many people are scared to aim to be self-confident because of all the negative connotations surrounding the trait.
CHESS PRODIGY ARYAN CHOPRA BECOMES AN IM AT 13
Aryan Chopra, a 13-year-old chess prodigy from Delhi has become India’s second youngest International Master after the Latvian Open where he secured the sixth position. Here are 8 amazing things you should know about him.
WHAT TO DO AND HOW? - Dr. T Joseph Benziger
We should win. For this, we should achieve what we want. For this, we should know what we want and how to get it. And, we should have the ability and willingness to do it. Looks very simple, though it has not been so in practice!
WHY YOU MAY FEEL CRUSHED BY CRITICISM(and What to Do About It)
“If you keep your feathers well oiled the water of criticism will run off as from a duck’s back.” ~Ellen Swallow Richards
We all seek love, approval, and appreciation, don’t we? We sometimes obsess over what people think of us. When we receive feedback that seems less than favorable, we speculate for days about what it might mean.
GOVERNMENT TO FORM NATIONAL YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that a National Youth Advisory Council was being set up to advise the government of youth issues.
July 29, 2015
WINNERS DON'T DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY, THEY DO DIFFERENT THINGS
No, I haven't made a mistake in the title. The age-old saying, "Winners don't do different things. They do things differently," made famous by Shiv Khera in his book You Can Win, is, in my opinion, wrong
AUGUST 2015 POTPOURRI
ISRO launches heaviest satellite from Sriharikota
Beijing won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics
(India) Haryana Working towards Making Education Job-Oriented
Allahabad Court to UP Politicians & Babus
In U-Turn, Russia Supports India’s Entry into UN Security Council