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I share everything I learn in life, here. From productivity to spirituality, money management to life hacks. Ok.. So?

Meditation can reshape your brains – Neuroscientist

In this video, Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist, explains with scientific evidence & brain scans how meditation actually changes the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress. Full...
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My Favorite Productivity Hacks

1. Supporting Ambient Music I like to listen to music when I work. Well, most of the times. Especially when I'm alone or at home. At work, I don't listen to music because I'm cautious of my attention and wouldn't want to bother others. People might want to talk to you...
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First Scientific Evidence Suggests That Working From Home Really Works

I’m almost sure to grab attention when I chip in the working from home part, during a conversation. But at a company like Citrix, it is part of the culture. The workshifting culture, many companies like Citrix pioneered, is sure catching up these days. More and more...
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10 Rules Being Human

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's yours to keep for the entire period. 2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, "life." 3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial,...
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20 Tips To Make Friends Wherever You Go

Having friends is a huge joy in life.  It says a lot about yourself.  You are loved and cherished and treasured.  You may be funny or kind or compassionate.  That could be why people want to be your friend.  So if you struggle with making friends no matter where you...
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20 Secrets to Jump Start Your Morning Fresh

If you dread of getting out of bed in the morning, you need to jump start your morning fresh!  How can you do that if you are so tired?  There are many great ways you can achieve this.  Pick one or two of the following suggestions to see if you can kick...
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12 Ways To Stay Fresh All Day At Work

Staying fresh at work for the entire day is really important.  Appearances say a lot about a person and if you do not stay on top of it, you may be saying more than you really think you are. There are many ways you can stay fresh at work. Try some of these simple...
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10 Simple Ways To Deal With Monday Blues

Monday- the second you hear this word, you pull up a long face and you think- ‘Not again! One entire week full of hard work and toil! Weekend…where did you vanish!’ You are brought out of that holiday mood and made to focus on the hectic week that is desperate for...
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20 Tips to sleep Like a baby. No really!

Did you know that 65% of the population will have trouble falling asleep tonight?  If you are in this percentage, you may suffer tomorrow by not being able to focus. It is said that the average person needs at least 8 hours of sleep a night to be at their peak.  This...
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Online Courses At Stanford University – From Entrepreneurship to Finance – Join Now!

This is a golden chance for all of you who always wanted an education at the world-renowned Stanford University. Stanford University is offering free online courses under many streams for all now. From Mathematical thinking to Entrepreneurship and  Cryptography, there...
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Why buying a Tesla in India might be a very bad idea

Felt like riding a bullock cart driving my Honda CRV to work today morning. Thanks Tesla! This whole Tesla thing came into my radar when they launched Roadster sometime back in 2010, but I, along with many other myopic guys brushed it aside for a toy. I could see that...

How India Discovered Vasco da Gama

In this amazing talk, Sanjay Subramanyam talks about the historic figure Vasco Da Gama and his "not so popular" perspectives and traits as mentioned in texts of that era by others. This talk will reveal how Vasco da Gama appears to be certain times, a cheat,...

Meditation can reshape your brains – Neuroscientist

In this video, Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist, explains with scientific evidence & brain scans how meditation actually changes the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress. Full...

Mesmerising India

Found this really nice video of India (featuring one of my favorite musicians DJ Karunesh). It’s a non commercial ambiant video shot in North India, December 2011/ January 2012 Hope you like...

Why?

Marketing is fun. Sometimes, not so much. But mostly, fun. Pick three of your friends. Any three. They must've bought something today. Coffee, something online, a software subscription perhaps? Ask them this. Why did you choose not to buy from the other brand? Yes,...

Top Bloggers in India (2015)

Technology Blogs Fashion Blogs Food Blogs Travel Blogs Finance Blogs Let me take you a few years back to 2005. While chilling at a restaurant, I bumped into an old family friend of mine. We were so happy to meet after a long time. Initial chit-chat and...

Amazing Statistics About India’s Internet Usage

Digital India is booming. Tech Bubble? I do not know. There seems to be more valuations and venture funding than ever. One can run a debate on whether that is a good signal or not. We might be witnessing a tech bubble, but Internet penetration in India is sure taking...

What is compassion & why it matters

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama speaks at Stanford on compassion. His thoughts on the necessity of friendship, altruism, family, selflessness, and religion, from the perspectives of such wide-ranging disciplines as education, social psychology and the neurosciences....

This man travelled to 16 countries in the world

This is the story of a person who travelled to 16 countries in the world and he's preparing for this 17th. But you'll never guess what he does for a living or how he managed it. We've all heard BS advice from millionaires and people who made it to the top quick. This...