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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

1464- corruption

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1463- 10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier


1. Exercise more – 7 minutes might be enough:
what it does to our brains,is releasing proteins and endorphins that make us feel happier

2. Sleep more – you’ll be less sensitive to negative emotions
sleep helps our bodies to recover from the day and repair themselves, and that it helps us focus and be more productive. It turns out, it’s also important for our happiness.

3. Move closer to work – a short commute is worth more than a big house:
We are happy when we have family, we are happy when we have friends and almost all the other things we think make us happy are actually just ways of getting more family and friends.Those who helped their friends and neighbors, advising and caring for others, tended to live to old age.

5. Go outside – happiness is maximized at 13.9°C:
one study found that spending 20 minutes outside in good weather not only boosted positive mood, but broadened thinking and improved working memory…

6. Help others –
100 hours a year (or two hours per week) is the optimal time we should dedicate to helping others in order to enrich our lives.

7. Practice smiling – it can alleviate pain:
Smiling itself can make us feel better, but it’s more effective when we back it up with positive thoughts, Use your smile to change the world. Don't let the world
change your smile.
8. Plan a trip – but don’t take one
In a study, the effect of vacation anticipation boosted happiness for eight weeks.
After the vacation, happiness quickly dropped back to baseline levels for most people.

9. Meditate – rewire your brain for happiness:
Meditation literally clears your mind and calms you down, it’s been often proven to be the single most effective way to live a happier live.

10. Practice gratitude – increase both happiness and life satisfaction:
There are lots of ways to practice gratitude, from keeping a journal of things you’re grateful for, sharing three good things that happen each day with a friend or your partner, and going out of your way to show gratitude when others help you.

Quick last fact: Getting older will make yourself happier:
So if you thought being old would make you miserable, rest assured that it’s likely you’ll develop a more positive outlook than you probably have now.

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1462- Diabetes & HIT

Just two minutes of high-intensity training (HIT) exercise per week can help prevent type 2 diabetes, a new study has claimed.
Researchers from the Abertay University, UK, believe that HIT is the perfect way for people who are time-poor to improve their health.
In the study, overweight adults – a group at high-risk of developing diabetes – took part in a HIT regime for a period of eight weeks.
This involved completing twice-weekly sprints on an exercise bike, with each sprint lasting just six seconds.
Ten sprints were completed in total during each session, amounting to just two minutes of exercise per week.
This short, but high-intensity, regime was enough to significantly improve cardiovascular health and insulin sensitivity – the body’s ability to clear glucose from the bloodstream – in the participants, and is the first time that so little exercise has been shown to have such significant health benefits, researchers said.


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1460- Environment settings


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1459- 25 Life Lessons From Albert Einstein

1. Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
2. Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.
3.  Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
4. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
5. A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
6. Love is a better teacher than duty.
7. If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
8. No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
9. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
10. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
11. It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
12. Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
13. Force always attracts men of low morality.
14. Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.
15. A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
16. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
17. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
18. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
19. Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
20. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
21. Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
22. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
23. Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
24Information is not knowledge
25. Never lose a holy curiosity

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1458- Management quotes




A goal without a plan, is just a wish!

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.”
Brian Tracy


Challenges -- we love,
Obstacles -- we cross,
Uncertainties -- we face,
Victory -- we own!
(@Copyright: The Indian Army Fans)


"Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person."

Albert Einstein

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”
- Jesse Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) an American track & field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist.

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1457- Atma jnaana simplified!

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1456- Everything bckwards; Meditation& bliss; Spiritual Journey; Charvaka; Conflict; Expectations/ results

"Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.”
 – Michael Ellner
Meditation and bliss!
What is called the 'world' is formed by thoughts evolved through sensory organs in waking (jagrit) state. When the mind experiences 'NO THOUGHTS' , the world disappears and the mind experiences the bliss. In meditation, one goes deep into oneself to feel the consciousness as a 'dispassionate' observer of thoughts. The thoughts arise spontaneously to come up and exhaust as the mind watches with disinterested attitude.
In meditation the identity of individual is lost in the experience of conscious which is the Brahman!


"There is no self apart from the body. It grows by eating and after a time it dies."
Racial discrimination/ conflict
Discrimination leading to conflict is man's inherent nature.Man cannot live without conflict.If two races are there, the conflict will be between them. If one race alone lives at a place, the conflict will definitely be there either on geographical position like south or North, or religious differences. Even if a single race with the same religion exists, there even the conflict will be found on the denominations/ sectarian grounds (like in Hindus on castes; Muslims on Sunni, Shiya etc.; Christians on Catholics, Protestants etc). Even if a same sect/ denomination of a religion stays at a region there will be a conflict based on sub sects/castes or on income distribution like rich and poor. If all the above may also be found in different permutations and combinations leading to greater confusion. Even if a man is alone in a forest, within him too there will be conflict.
So, man will always be in search of differences to have a constant conflict. In multicultural societies, civility keeps the social fabric together!
Expectations and results!
Result -
(1)less than expectation leads to frustration
(2) more than expectation to happiness and
(3) equal to expectation leads to satisfaction!

To avoid frustration, do your best and leave the rest to God!

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