From kicking it into gift shopping mode every weekend to making your holiday party rounds, your life during the winter season—and oftentimes your diet—are thrown off track, and your gut’s the one to pay. You’re not the only one feeling this off-putting shift. Rachel Paul, RD feels you. “This time of year brings on a lot … Continue reading 3 Ways to Tweak Your Diet to Conquer the Holiday-Party-Winter-Cold-Season Combo
This is a guest post by Kavita Paliwal.
We all know how much a good bedding is important for a great night sleep. A good sleep leads to a better health. It won’t be wrong to say that a nice sleep is equivalently important as eating healthy and exercising. So, for making sure that you sleep well and peacefully, make sure your bed is comfortable and cozy. But, how will you know that your bedding is perfect for a nice nap? Don’t worry! You are caught up in the right place. Because this article will help you to know some lesser known facts about bedding.
1. Thread Count
The quality of thread is one of the most important points that you should never skip. The length of the fiber is the best to check the quality. Longer fiber undoubtedly has a better quality. So, next time when you check the…
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Title: Shadow of the Fox
Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Young Adult, Japanese Folklore
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
This is Book One of a Trilogy. Therefore it is not a complete story.
At first, I was hesitant to read this book at first but found that it is heavily based on Japanese folklore. In historical times, there were many different yokai (demons) who plagued the world. There are also people who are hired to fight them. One of these such people is Tatsumi also known as the Kage demonslayer. He is tasked with a mission to find The Dragon Scroll. Along the way, he meets up with Yumeko, a half-kitsune who is put in charge of finding a secret temple thousands of miles away. The two must journey together in order to find the secrets each…
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I’ve said it before, it is a writer’s job to pay attention to happenings within society. Western culture is steeped in isolation. Most people have forged little islands for themselves. Sometimes those islands have room for a friend or closest family members, but beyond that there appears to be little engagement. Things like “casual friendships” and “casual relationships” are common place. What does it mean to be “casually” involved with someone be it friendship or romantically? From my perspective it reflects an unwillingness to invest.
Let’s get this out of the way first. There is no way to possibly keep in active contact with everyone you’ve known or once had a friendship with. There is nothing wrong with relationships changing and sometimes people grow apart. That is perfectly okay. Especially if it is mutual. I think we all look back on our past and think, “how was I ever friends…
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The phrases “personal branding” and “networking skills” make a lot of people cringe. It’s often associated with being sleazy and ingenuine, with the main goal being wriggling your way into the “inner circle” for your own selfish reasons.
Leaving aside the nasty reputation, networking—if it’s based on building genuine relationships—is one of the most powerful tools for personal brands.
First of all, hanging out with the crowd in your industry is important for being able to learn from the best—knowledge sharing is one of the most powerful ways for everyone to succeed.
Networking is also a great way to get yourself associated and on the radar with other professionals—not just because, but for establishing useful partnerships and cooperation.
There is definitely a subtle art behind successful and authentic networking. Besides the work that goes into figuring out your motives, finding your approach, and creating compelling conversations, a lot of hard…
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December 10, 2018 at 05:30AM
The first time I saw 500 Days of Summer, it left me feeling irritated, even angry. Okay, fine: The movie straight-up made my blood boil. At the time, I couldn?t place my admittedly judgy finger on what exactly it was about the film made my skin crawl. But now, after several years of rom-com exposure therapy, I?ve figured it out: Joseph Gordon-Levitt?s character is a softboy.
While fuccbois, tiny hat boys, and the like are (relatively) easy to identify, the softboy?s power comes from his ability to blend in and seem completely normal—or even progressive and woke. The softboy?s defining feature is being a wolf in sheep?s clothes, rife with paradoxes for his unsuspecting dates to sort.
Generally speaking, he seems to understand the plight of women and be an ally against misogyny. But (but!), if you pay attention closely, you?ll hear him slip…
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Isn't it stupid to survive
A fierce storm in the wild ocean
To drown in a brook
Near your house?
Isn't it stupid to escape from
Dogs into waiting lions
In a lion's den?
Isn't it stupid to skip over
A stick on your path
That looks like a serpent,
Just to land on a serpent?
Isn't it stupid to jump
Where you will land?
Just to land where you don't like?
Always know what you
Are leaving behind, when you leave,
And what is waiting for you
Where you are going.
You can actually afford your extravagant lifestyle if you find ways to earn more dough (legally oooh!!!)
There’s absolutely no sin in loving and purchasing expensive stuff 🥳 – really!
If you can keep your lifestyle expenses (rent/mortgage, love, life, and beyond) to about 50% of your income, and you save/invest the other 50%, if you like – BUY A BUGATTI for just your off days, and a Ferrari for your commute… On Your Own o 🤷🏾♀️
We will hail you sef, Baba Di Baba 🙌🏾
Boss man Things 😆🔥🐥
You can’t come and go and kee yourself after all
But folks out here struggling with your little pennies and running after the Gucci
You know you’re backlogged on your rent but uncle, you’ll be going out every weekend and looking for bae – you can’t even pay for your own life brah🤦🏾♀️😭
Slay mama of life, looking for someone…
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All ye who grieve reveal thyself not
For the crux of a journey is the end,
Reads the signage of the halcyon Ground.
Here we stood cushioned by the tinting Leaves with uneven gusts of uneaten Fruits. Today, I come here to observe my Future abode. This is where I place my Faith of Worship. Not just I.
Deluded multitudes before, after and Now.
A fine promise. A just sacrifice of now
For an uncertain dollar.
We were just visitors, the hosts Unprepared, failed to sheath the truth.
We had thought where we came from Was cold,
We shivered till we came across a second Signage,
Enter when ye don’t recognise thy Shadow.
We related, grimaced and walked Further.
A sage barefooted stood chanting quiet Truths on the bleeding thorns.
We offered boots only to be pitied by Him.
Mildly bewildered, we were swooped into A reverie of sorts by…
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It’s been over a week since we spoke last, and I’m sorry if you were biting your nails waiting for this post to come along (If you were then I’d love to know that! lol)! I had a bit of a health issue pop up that took my attention for the better part of last week, but I’m on the mend and feeling much better. This will be a little shorter than usual, it’s more of an update than anything else.
I want to briefly give a shout out to the Mamas out there who have toddlers…you are a freakin’ superstar and I love you. Toddler parenting is much more work than any parenting book I ever read said it would be. I always hear about the tantrums and the terrible two’s but man, nothing prepared me for the venture and journey called potty training! I tried the…
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The Leeds-Liverpool canal at Parbold, Lancs.
I was out along the canal yesterday with my camera. There were the usual canal-side scenes: houseboats moored-up, ropes taut, cosy curls of smoke rising from squat chimneys. There was a bridge, a windmill, an old canal-side pub, and a low, wintry sun scattering yellow stars across mud coloured water. It was late afternoon with a clear, pale sky, but little energy in it, and it was cold. I took around twenty shots, but none came out the way I saw them. They lacked detail, seemed flat, with a compressed range of tones. Indeed, I might have done as well with my phone – and my phone’s not great.
This tells me two things, both probably true: One, I’ve still a way to go before I learn how to handle that camera properly and, two, my imagination tends to overpaint a scene in ways…
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Why do you feel intimidated
By those other fellows?
Don’t you know they aren’t
Smarter than you?
They only look smarter than you;
You are smarter than them;
Only you don’t believe it;
You are by far smarter;
You must pluck courage;
Stick out your neck;
Before you know,
You would have conquered
Do not be intimidated by whoever.
Do you know the difference between hope and expectation ?
We hope ,we like to hope, we live on hope, we feel good to hope. We hope something better must happen in future. We hope-he must be cured. We hope -oneday the girl will get job. We hope the mother who lost her husband last month can be capable of leading her life by taking her one child.
We expect -my wife should love me. We expect -the boy should defeat the first boy in next examination. We expect -he will pay my bill. We expect – my father will give me his house. We expect – my husband will give me a diamond ring on this anniversary. We expect- my best friend will give some gift as we are meeting after long years.
I have given some examples. Can you see the differences ? Whether your hopes will be…
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Somebody said to me recently, how is it we’re juggling so many projects? How is it we’re able to manage it?
I want to give a bit of advice on that and just share how we do that. The question ultimately being, how do we manage… how are we now managing so many projects and getting so much done in, essentially now, a shorter period of time?
Here’s The Truth, Here’s The Reality…
And I’ve spoke about it in the past. It’s only recently, in the last few months, that we’ve actually been able to do that. That we’ve actually been able to manage multiple projects, have multiple things going on, and everything being executed now in a timely manner.
Over the last year… before the last few months… and I’ll tell you what’s changed recently, because there’s a few things… Over the last few months we had lots…
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If you know how to live it,really is !
Picture by Keith Channing
Let’s make this life-like rainbow, full of beautiful experience.
If I burn in sun and get wet in rain, then only I will experience a rainbow in my life.
Take failures as learning and success as motivation to move on. Its failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.
As life is itself like a rainbow. You need both the sun and rain to make colour appear. Don’t give up on yourself just yet, your most amazing life is still ahead of you and become best version of yourself like rainbow.
Thank you for reading ❤️
© Anjali Sharma, Positive Side Of The Coin
“Arrangement in Black and White”
by Dorothy Parker (1927)
The woman with the pink velvet poppies twined round the assisted gold of her hair traversed the crowded room at an interesting gait combining a skip with a sidle, and clutched the lean arm of her host.
“Now I got you!” she said. “Now you can’t get away!”
“Why, hello,” said her host. “Well. How are you?”
“Oh, I’m finely,” she said. “Just simply finely. Listen. I want you to do me the most terrible favor. Will you? Will you please? Pretty please?”
“What is it?” said her host.
“Listen,” she said. “I want to meet Walter Williams. Honestly, I’m just simply crazy about that man. Oh, when he sings! When he sings those spirituals! Well, I said to Burton, ‘It’s a good thing for you Walter Williams is colored,’ I said, ‘or you’d have lots of reason to be…
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- Students think that Teacher would not see their micro notes hidden in their pockets. Teachers think that “Let us pretend as if we have not seen their micro-notes,otherwise If we cancel the answer script,they will not pass the examination”
- Student thinks -“why the examiner is not moving from my place?” Teacher thinks -“I must observe this student continuously,I must catch him as he is cheating”.
- Teacher-“Hey, why do you have kept these notes with you during examination,I am cancelling your copy”. Student -“No,sir.Please don’t do this”. Teacher – “give me those notes”. Student immediately took the notes and swallowed the notes. Seeing this, teacher shocked and said-“hey,what are you doing? You have to go to doctor, just make those notes out from your mouth.”
- Some students may act as a great thief in the examination hall, but teachers also act like a great policeman.
P.S:- Picture of the examination…
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Happiness is a hard thing to find In marriage;
But not an impossibility;
If there are people who think They can find happiness
By making their spouses unhappy,
I tell them
They are mistaken;
If there are people who think
They can find happiness
By running down their spouses,
I tell them,
They are mistaken.
If there are people who think
They can find happiness
By hurting their spouses,
I tell them
They are mistaken.
If there are people who think They find happiness
By cheating on their spouses,
I tell them
They are mistaken.
If there are people who think They can find happiness
By neglecting their spouses,
I tell them
They are mistaken.
If there are people who think They can find happiness
By always criticizing their spouses,
I tell them
They are mistaken;
I don’t think you can find happiness
By making your spouse unhappy; Of course…
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Set greater goals
“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.”
– Michael Korda
As the goal becomes greater, we keep working on achieving them, continuously.
As the goal becomes greater, achievement becomes greater as well.
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Our brain is like a huge, lively market place… hectic, crowded, and a lot of things going on at once. Still, amongst the seeming chaos, everything manages to sort itself out. How our brain really works is sometimes a mystery. Yet, according to brain researchers, our brain is constantly changing and can build new nerve … Continue reading 5 Best Foods For A Fit Brain
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Your friends have gathered on the patio and the grill is hot. Sounds like the beginning of a perfect evening. The only downside is that barbecues often tempt us to consume food and beverages that are hard to digest and difficult to burn off. Naturally, you want to keep in shape, especially before your upcoming … Continue reading 5 Healthy and Delicious Recipes for Your Perfect BBQ
Mention to a friend or family member that you run, and you will likely be greeted with some form of “oh, you are so lucky you can eat whatever you want”. After a while, most runners get tired of trying to convince their loved ones otherwise; after all, it has been drilled in our brains for … Continue reading Healthy Eating Tips for Runners (No, You Can’t Eat Whatever You Want)
Diets are a dime a dozen, so it’s easy to lose sight of the important questions like how does the diet work, or what are the benefits and risks associated with it? The latest nutrition trend is intermittent fasting. This type of diet is very popular among athletes, but many weight-loss seekers also tout it … Continue reading To Eat or Not to Eat? The Skinny on Intermittent Fasting
The name ammonite, from which the scientific term was derived, was inspired by the spiral shape of their petrified shells, which somewhat resembles the twisted horns of ram. Pliny, the Elder, in the year 79 AD, according to the Julian calendar, called fossils of these animals Ammonis cornua (horns of Amun), because the Egyptian god Amon was depicted with the horns of ram. The name of ammonite genera often ends with -ceras, which in Greek means ‘horn’.
Originating from the early Nautiloids, Ammonoid Cephalopods first appeared in Devonian, about 400 million years ago and became extinct at the end of Cretaceous, 65 million years ago, along with the dinosaurs.
The classification of Ammonoids is partly based on the ornament and the structure of the partitions of shell chambers. While all the nautiloids exhibit soft curved seams, the ammonoid seam line (the intersection of the partition with the outer shell) has…
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“All disease begins in the gut.” Even Hippocrates knew this. The good news is that health and vitality also begin in the gut. I am a big believer in this theory, which is why you can always find matcha powder, turmeric, chia seeds, cumin oil and many more mood-lifting foods in my kitchen. In “Brain … Continue reading 14 Foods to Brighten Your Mood During the Dark Season
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A sustainable healthy and fit lifestyle is all about two things: consistency and balance. These are two things you should be practicing all the time if you’re really serious about getting in and, most importantly, staying in shape. While it may be easy to stay on track during swimsuit season, most people really slip up … Continue reading Healthy Holidays: 10 Tips to Succeed & Traps to Avoid
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Aphrodisiacs have been used since ancient times as a natural means of enhancing sexual desire. There are more than 500 substances that supposedly stimulate the human libido. While many people swear by oysters, the most famous aphrodisiac, others rely on asparagus. But how much truth is there to the myth surrounding aphrodisiacs and their lustful … Continue reading Aphrodisiacs: Can Foods Kick Your Libido into Hyperdrive?
Nearly every diet—vegan, Paleo, ketogenic, etc.—has something in common with the others: they all recommend eliminating added sugar. These sugars are typically injected into foods to give them more flavor (especially low-fats) or to make them sweeter, but unlike the naturally occurring sugars found in whole foods like fruits, added sugars can wreak total havoc … Continue reading The Top 6 Foods You Should Be Eating To Kill Your Sweet Tooth
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Do you want to lose weight? Then you need a calorie deficit! If you cut 300-500 calories a day, you will lose weight in a slow and healthy way. How about working in a 1,500-calorie day once in a while? These recipes are guaranteed to keep it tasty and never boring! Quick Breakfast: Banana Pancakes … Continue reading Tasty Recipes for Healthy Weight Loss: 4 Easy Meals in 1,500 Calories
It’s no secret that adding more fresh, local and in-season vegetables and fruit to your diet is a smart choice. The amount of fiber and micronutrients found in fresh produce is something that every single person needs to be incorporating into their meals on a daily basis. But what about those people who are switching … Continue reading The Vegan Diet: Weight-Loss Trend Do’s and Don’ts
Let’s get one thing straight from the beginning, healthy eating (especially with the goal of weight loss) doesn’t mean that you should be starving all of the time. In fact, you want to eat foods that keep your blood sugar at a steady level so you’re not left with those feelings of fatigue and intense … Continue reading 9 Top Foods That Will Definitely Keep You Full for Hours
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Feeling very hungry after your workout? Regular workouts can boost your metabolism and increase your hunger. Although this has been scientifically proven, it shouldn’t serve as an excuse to pig out afterwards on burgers, fries and pizza. We often overestimate the number of calories burned and we end up eating more after the gym than our … Continue reading 5 Tips to Stop Overeating After a Workout
“You really have two left feet.” The left half of our body is often associated with negativity. But, did you know that left handed people are faster when typing, for instance? Some of the most used letters – A, E, R, S, T – are placed on the left side of the keyboard, that’s what makes lefties … Continue reading 16 Facts About Left Handed People
Being happy and healthy. That’s what we desire the most between age 30 and 45. We want to feel alive and enjoy our lives to the fullest. But, what do these people who literally radiate joy and peace? I know a few of them and just asked them to spill their little secrets. Here are … Continue reading 33 Things Healthy And Happy People Do Right