The Heaviest Thing in the World

If I think about the heaviest thing in the world, the first things that come to my mind are probably a truck or a train carriage. Thinking beyond, an aircraft carrier in the sea might outweigh most man-made objects. In…
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A Natural Experiment of History

Today I want to write an excerpt from the book Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond who presented some mind blowing (and well regarded) theories for the reasons behind European domination of the world ahead of the other nations….
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To Become Humble

We all encounter people who need to learn a little humbleness. Nobody likes an arrogant and boasting person, even if they are truly exceptional. Sometimes we are that person ourselves! One method that I think makes a person humble is…
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Not All Exercises are Good for Health

In general, we think that since exercise is good for our health, any exercise is good for our health. In fact, I used to assume that hard working farmers spending long gruelling days in the fields probably have ideal solid…
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Why Writing Goals on Bathroom Mirror Works

Numerous self help professionals emphasize on writing your goals on the bathroom mirror. While one might think that remembering them in our minds and looking at them on the mirror are the same, they are actually not. Most people say…
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On the Path to a Solid Career

Some time ago, I read about a brilliant article by Australia’s Chief Scientist to a year 10 student which contains great advice not only for students but about life in general. Here it is. Dear Julie You lamented that you…
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Meaning of Grit

We all think that we understand what grit means: it is perseverance. However, there are aspects of grit we do not fully understand. At least I did not until I came across a key message in Angela Duckworth’s book Grit….
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Some Excerpts from Mind Platter

I have found some good messages in the book Mind Platter by Najwa Zebian, a Lebanese-Canadian author and poet. Some excerpts are as follows. My Philosophy I cannot count the number of times I’ve been told not to be too…
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The Only Constant in Life

The only constant in life is change. It is very important to realize that nothing stays the same forever. Not our health, not our relationships, not our skills, and so on. Everything either improves or declines. This is where it…
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