Medical Science Then and Now

Sometimes I feel that we can be grateful, in addition to the opportunities that we have now, for not going through the kinds of pains people in the past used to suffer. The modern society has gotten rid of so…
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MOOCs or Not

Long ago, I wrote about MOOCs making it easy for anyone in the planet to learn almost anything at will. This can accelerate the rise of knowledge and problem solving capabilities of the humandkind at an unprecedented rate. It seems…
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Pushing, Pulling and Growth

Dean Bohkhari wrote an interesting piece of article titled 30 life lessons learned in 30 years. The article is overall interesting and puts forward some great lessons. Out of those, I am reproducing one such lesson for the benefit of…
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Things to Do with the Children

I always wanted to do so many things with the kids but never `found’ time for them. I expect that the same is the case for many parents. Then, I realized that I need to fix the activities I want…
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We are What We Choose

I have read many interesting thoughts before by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. And today I came across his his speech delivered as the baccalaureate remarks to graduates from Princeton University in 2010. The transcript from the Princeton website…
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Time-Varying Worth of Things

When my son is displeased with me, he says Fine. No more stickers for Papa. Even no more kissies. I laugh and everyone around laughs: Probably he doesn’t know how little value these things hold for the adults, right? Actually…
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More on Controlling the Anger

Once I wrote a post on two rules of anger management. I had these rules as one of my daily notes in my Evernote and I read it every day for years (which I think is one of the ways…
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Our Place in the Scheme of Things

Universe

I was looking for a short and clear video on how the seasons change on earth when I found this video. In the starting scenes, the sun and the earth are shown surrounded by the rest of the universe. For…
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More on Nothing

Long ago, I wrote a post about having nothing as a must-do activity in a day. While I am still not very clear about the importance of this practice, I value it more and more as I see everyday examples…
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Our Desires are Heating the Planet

This is a post I wanted to write in extraordinary detail. However, my main focus has been to deliver content in short and readable form, so I will keep it to the point as well. It is strange to believe…
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