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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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Did Ancient Indians Actually Fly Aircrafts?

So, we've all heard the news - someone at a science conference in India is reported to have mentioned about aircrafts being flown in ancient India, and that too interplanetary. And there has been sharp criticism from different sectors all around including scientists...

An Open Letter To Shenaz Treasuryvala

So, I read Shenaz Treasurywallah's Open Letter. Some great points and arguments in it. Here's my two cents. Shenaz, Your letter is nothing but gender biasing bullshit. Why are you assuming that it's a battle of men and women, when it comes to abuse? You keep saying...

What makes us happy?

Jennifer Aaker, General Atlantic professor of Marketing, Stanford Business School, discusses her research into what makes us truly happy, and how our concept of happiness changes as we age.  

Here’s why your Facebook feed sucks

Seeing updates from people you don't even know? You're not alone. Facebook had several algorithm updates (stuff by which it figures out what you like and don't) over the last couple of months and apparently, things have become worse than getting better, at least for...

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...

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...