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It can boost children's social skills and academic ability.

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“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence” — Jiddu Krishnamurti

As a child, we observe things deeply. We become curious about the happenings in our environment. We come across experiences that tweak our brain muscles into questioning.

In the preadolescence stage, our childhood revolves around exploring life, the world; we wonder why things are the way they are. We continue investigating whether the topic is about the universe or our favorite toys.

Questions like:

  • Why is the sky blue?
  • Why is the moon called a moon?
  • Where do the thoughts originate from?
  • Why are the…


Why you do it? Ways to reduce it.

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Procrastination is easy. Like, give a thought. And there it clicks!

From the minute you sit idle to the moments of delusions, procrastination doesn’t let you be in your own space.

Procrastination comes in handy in my case. Be it the moments when works break free, during the study hours, say even a walk in a park, or in carrying out errands; procrastination seems to march headstrong in my life. I wonder the procrastinated spirits share such a loyal companionship.

With that, procrastination with such a firm base outlines a complicated life. By beginning as a highly prejudiced thought, procrastination…


SPIRITUALITY

Every emotion must be owned and not sidelined.

The Errors of ‘Spiritual Bypassing’
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“Spiritual tools are magnanimous guides to understand the psychological behaviors or patterns orbiting in the realm of our consciousness,” a self-help guru advised. The statement is an excerpt from my recent visit to a personal growth seminar addressed by one of our community gurus.

Attending the seminar spiritually inspired other members, including me, who were present to receive guidance towards counterbalancing our destructive thoughts. More than often, these disempowering or negative thoughts barricades life course. If problems remain unaddressed, such a deceptive cycle of emotions warps reality.

During the seminar, the practice of “Spiritual Bypassing” got introduced. The term was…


Try the “Scientist’s Way” to not fall prey to misinformation.

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Information Age has peaked the news culture. From the snail-mail era to modern times, information advances faster than the blink of an eye. With the fast-pacing times, news remains a constant feed on our life’s desktop with information surmounting above the human capacity levels.

Amidst the sea of information, we stumble across various claims in our daily reads. At times authenticity of the claims stands in doubt, hypes confusions, and fires debates. Yesterday, during dining, my family was confused over a health-related debate that remained aired on their favorite news channel.

“Vegetarianism” is the only key to a healthy life…


HISTORY

Once whistled over great distances, the cellphone era has pushed the language to the endangered list

The Turkish Bird Language ‘Kus Dili’ is Whistled, Not Spoken
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Ancient societies are individually distinct. Thriving on this uniqueness is the country’s cultural and linguistic differences that set them apart from the rest of the world. These fascinating biases form part of the culturally distinguished societies that exist amongst us for generations. Individual nations have a unique cultural heritage that speaks to us in extraordinary ways, which eventually adds to their global distinctiveness.

The whistling village of Meghalaya, Kongthong, shares an uncommon linguistic difference with the rest of India. There, people hold a whistled identity for communicating purposes rather than addressing people through a normal way of communication. …


ENVIRONMENT | ECONOMY

By realizing the actual economic value of a tree.

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Imagine sitting in a park with trees un-present. All that you witness around is skyscraping buildings. Sirens of unending traffic. And everything that makes your park experience distant from the natural environment. You miss trees.

In addition to that, the luxurious attitude of the pop culture where ruthless cutting of trees in the name of development has been significantly impacting the living of the human states. Perhaps, none of us would want to live in an environment where the landscapes lack the serene view outlined by trees.

Almost everyone knows that living plants and trees are valuable resources. It sustains…


TECHNOLOGY

Or is the technological era just limiting it.

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In the Information packed culture, technological progress has been a blessing more than a pain.

Advancement in Technologies must be assigned a supreme badge for spurring digital revolutions, thereby transforming varied aspects of human lives. Undoubtedly, Technology is a gift to humankind; however, not each technological move tends to favor growth.

For instance, the bitter side of Technology, where both noble ideas and human intentions produce undesirable outcomes (biological weapons, atomic bombs, depletion of natural resources, etc.), puts human survival under threat.

In the book “The Dark Side Of Technology,” Author Peter Townsend gives us an informative look into human…


SELF IMPROVEMENT

Look through these strategies to build your core philosophies.

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To lead, read. In fact, brilliant leaders of both ancient and modern times have left everlasting legacies when demonstrating their leadership skills combined with their avid reading attitude. History, therefore, is littered with influential leaders who were voracious readers and writers, including many business titans who have been avid readers as well.

To the greatest leaders, the profound elaborated reading cultivated in them the knowledge, habits, and affective skills required to bring in innovation, gain intellectual insights, and incorporated a sense of personal effectiveness.

The Space X Owner and Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, credits reading to his success. Elon Musk…


PRODUCTIVITY

Try infusing deadlines and goal-achieving solutions to avoid delaying the non-deadline tasks.

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Deadlines act as powerful guides.

With the critical aspects of discipline and focus involved, deadlines' purpose is to keep a person and his/her tasks under track, thereby driving the tasks towards completion.

A deadline devoid task makes us feel like living life without perspectives, a life empty of goals, and without a soul.

“The deadline theory remains conceived as a time for decision combined with a bonus for meeting it (or a penalty for missing it),” mentioned the Harvard University scholars.

The deadlines lacked tasks languish over for weeks, months, or even years on your task list, eventually causing your…


HISTORY

Folklore’s behind the inception of tidying up rituals

Temizu, a cleaning ritual falling under the larger cleaning act of Misogi. Image credits: A. Davey [Source: Wikimedia Commons]

Uncleaned surroundings irritate. At home or other places, an environment burdened with filths births unhealthy living. Through uncleanest source born are the diseases. It costs more when its ultimate effects result in the loss of lives. And none among us would like welcoming sickening situations. Nor celebrate infections as our favorite companions.

Keeping every spot clean is as necessary as home cleaning. Amidst painful hours of the pandemic, my mother’s passion for cleaning reached peaks. Tidying up the home, she ensured unwanted stuff finds its way straight into the bin. Minimalism tides up life and declutters over-grown spaces.

Pandemic awakening…

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