History of Halloween

From communion with the dead to pumpkins and pranks, Halloween is a patchwork holiday, stitched together with cultural religions and occult tradition that spans centuries.

Before Halloween

It all began with the Celts; a people whose culture had spread across Europe more than 2,000 years ago. October 31st was the day they celebrated the end of the harvest season in a festival called Soin, that night also marked as Celtic New Year and was considered a time between years; a magical time when the ghost of the dead walked the earth as called as time when the veil between death and life was supposed to be at its thinnest.

At that time the villagers would gathered and lit huge bonfires to drive the dead back to the spirit world and keep them away from the living. But as the Catholic Church’s influence grew in Europe, it frowned on the pagan rituals like sawing.

The name Halloween

In the 7th century the Vatican began to merge it with a Church sanctioned holiday. So November 1st was designed All Saints day to honor martyrs and the deceased faithful. Both of these holidays had to do with the afterlife and about survival after death, it was a calculated move, on the part of the church, to bring more people into the fold.

All Saints day was known as then Hallowmas; hallow meaning holy or saintly, so the translation is roughly mass of the saints. The night before October 31st was All Hallows eve while gradually morphed into “Halloween“.

How the holiday spread

The holiday came to America with the wave of Irish immigrants during the Potato Famine of the 1840s. The brought several of their holiday customs with them including

  • Bobbing for apples and,
  • Playing tricks on neighbors like, removing gates from the front of the houses
Irish immigrants

Trick-o-treat

The young pranksters wore masks so they wouldn’t be recognised but over the years the traditional of harmless tricks grew into outright vandalism such as in 1930s, pranks during Halloween became really holiday, as there was such a hooliganism and vandalism.

Trick-o-treat was originally a extortion deal, give candies or get your house trashed. Storekeeper and neighbors began giving treats or bribes to stop the tricks and children were encouraged to travel door-to-door for treat as an alternative to trouble making. By the late 30s trick-o-treat became a holiday greeting.

World’s Most Expensive Salt

Without salt, food is tasteless. In everyday diet, it is necessary to intake a balanced quantity of salt for good health. Let’s know about one of the world’s costly salt.

This salt is like general salt that we will use in our daily life. But its price will increase after 30 days. Why does this happen? This type of question strikes your brain. Though it is like common salt it is made with bamboo sticks.

Its price is $100 per 8.5-ounce jar. For 100 long years, Koreans are using this bamboo salt. They are prepared this salt with their traditional style.

It is prepared by heated this salt in bamboo pipes. During this process, the elementary particles mixed up with this salt and dangerous particles are destroyed. Making this salt is very difficult because after keeping this salt in bamboo pipes, they will heat it 9 times. Later, it will turn to purple color. After completion of this process, the salt acquires some medicated nature that makes this salt costly.

This purple salt is 10times costly than the Himalayan pink salt. All those making processes are handmade, and it is true. No technology will be used to make this salt. This bamboo salt takes 45 days to 50days to prepare. The bamboo pipes are made from 3 years old bamboo roots where Koreans kept the salts.

This process will take 12 to 14 hours. These bamboo pipes heated up to 800-degree Celcius in this making process, after the bamboo pipes are brunt and the rest is pure salt. After this challenging process, the world’s costly salt will produce.

Save water save earth

“Water is life” Not only the human being but also for the entire ecosystem water is precious. We all depend on water for many purposes. Water is transparent but it takes the shape of anything when we put it, it’s a pure thing.71 percent of the land is covered by the water on the earth. In which 97 percent of the water is covered by the ocean and only 3 percent of water is in use for drinking and many purposes. It is important to save the water for us and for our future because we totally depend on the water for various purposes. Here we are providing the essay on the save water for informing the importance of water to the students and children for saving the water.

Introduction

The source of the water is in the form of lakes, rivers, ponds, wells, etc. On the earth’s surface, there is 71 percent of the land is covered by the water and the other 29 percent by the land. In that 71 percent of water, only 3 percent of water is usable which is used by us for many purposes. So it’s not enough water for such large populated countries. As the population is increasing day by day the consumption of the water is also increased. Nowadays public using the water not in a careful manner. They are careless about it.

For example, a kid washing the hands but opened the tap but forgets to close it. So here water is wasting. In some areas like Rajasthan where the temperature of the weather is too hot, the sources of the drinking water are very less. They have to search for the water for miles and miles. So each and every drop of the water is the savior for someone.

Even Farmers want water for cultivating the land. If the lord of the rain is not happy and some places like Rajasthan, Vidarbha in Maharashtra which having the less source of water than it would be difficult for the farmers to cultivate the land. So their life will be ruined because of their income totally depends on the farming which can lead to the farmer to select the option of the suicide.

Different uses of the Water.

1.Water in Agriculture

It is the important role of the water in agriculture. The crop season requires irrigation which is used for agriculture to the proper growth of plants. If there are proper sources of water for farming then farmers are also happy which makes the crops or farms wealthy.

2.Water used for balancing the ecosystem

Not only for human beings is but also important for the entire ecosystem in different ways. Because of the presence of the water in the atmosphere which can absorb the Sun’s rays or heat. The rivers and valleys and other water sources are filled with rainwater.

3.Water for industries

In many industries like the steel industry, chemicals, fertilizers, electricity, textiles, petrochemicals and paper, food, Mining, etc. water is used in huge quantities for cooling purposes, generation of power, cleaning purposes, fire protection and last but not in list air cooling.

4.Water for power

The large volume of water for the purpose of cooling and disposal of fly ash is required for the Thermal power. In the generation of thermal power, water is used.

5.Water for fish, wildlife and recreation

Water is life for fish, wildlife and other recreation facilities. The activities like swimming, boating, fishing are important outdoor recreational activities that are impossible without water.

6.Water for household uses

Water is used for many household purposes like washing, cooking, cleaning, bathing, drinking, toilet, showering, laundry, etc. Most of the water is used for the household use

How to save water

1.It is an individual responsibility to save the water and reduce the consumption of the water except the drinking and cooking purposes. We can reduce the consumption of water by proper using of water for the toilet, showering, etc.

2.We can save water per day by slightly saving water from the watering garden, flushing toilet, cleaning purposes, etc.

3.For purposes like toilet flushing, laundry, watering garden, showering, etc. we should use rainwater.

4.Avoid taking a shower for bathing, use the water in the bucket by us in this way we can save 150 to 200 liters of water every day.

5.Rainwater harvesting is one of the best options to save water.

6.We can save 4500 liters of the water per month if we use the washing machine to wash clothes when clothes have to machines capacity.

7.Turn off all the taps after the using water, close it tightly it saves more than 200 liters of water.

8.In the festival of Holi use the dry colors instead of using water and promote playing Holi by using less water.

9.Be aware of the news of people who struggle a lot for searching daily for a drop of water to save us from water wastage.

10.Promote Water conservation programs to spread awareness among the people.

11.Use water in cooler only when required, do not waste it.

12.Do not waste water by sprinkling on house or streets, its just wastage of water.

13.The rainy season promotes tree plantation so because of that plants get water easily through rainwater.

14.Avoid watering plants in the afternoon time especially 11 am to 4 am as the sun rays evaporated so instead of watering plants in the noon water plants early in the mornings or evenings.

Conclusion

Water is life for human beings as well as for our ecosystem also. Saving water is important for us and for our future generation also. We are dependent on water for many purposes. Water is the boon for us which granted by God so we should use the water properly. In some areas where the shortage of water is, they know the value of it. Water is precious for us, ”SAVE WATER SAVE LIFE”.

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Importance of sports

All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. Ames should form an integral part of our life for its proper development. Sound mind resides in sound body. Physical fitness is a must. For health and physical fitness games and sports are essential. All young men and women in schools, colleges, universities and training institutions should play games.

Even business executives and others engaged in serious and very responsible activities should play some game in their spare time. It is necessary for their good health, physical fitness and mental alertness.

A proper balance should be maintained between work and games. Work would become burden it there are no games and sports. A fair amount of physical exercises, games and sports should form an essential part of our daily life and routine. Study is food for mind, and gaffes are food for body; neither should we be starved or overfed. We can maintain good health by playing games regularly. They keep us active, alert, disciplined, vibrant and bold. Ames develops team spirit, sportsmanship and equanimity. A player takes success and failure in its stride. They teach us the spirit of adventure, patience, tolerance and cooperation.

It is rightly said that the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton. The hero of the battle was a student of this famous school where he learnt and imbibed all the qualities required to win a battle as a player and sportsman.

India, with half the population of the world, has not been doing well on this front on the national and international levels. It is very sad that no proper attention is being given to games and sports in schools and colleges. There are no proper facilities for these activities. Year after year, Indian teams have shown dismal performance in the international sports events. Unfortunately, in India games are held as a source of mere entertainment. They are not taken seriously, nothing has been done to promote them to the desired standards, it’s really humiliating that our teams should return empty- handed without even a few gold or silver medals. Games and sports can play a crucial role in building our image in the world.

Of late, some worthwhile measures have been taken tar promote games and sports on regional and national levels. The sports Authority of India have begun the Motional Sports Talent Contest for spotting and nurturing sports talent in the country. It is a right step in the right direction. The gifted boys and girls should be caught young for this purpose. Creation of sports awareness among young boys and girls on school level, in their formative years, will go a long way to realize the objective of a “Sound mind in a sound body “

Riot only government agencies but also corporate bodies and business houses should come forward to promote games and sports in a big, and on permanent basis. They should adopt schools and promising boys and girls. There should be more such schools and institutions where sports are given due importance along with liberal education. There should be sufficient budget and fund allocations for the purpose. The promising students should be provided with adequate training and playing facilities. They should be given chances of international exposure and competition at the very school stage.

There are scores of games and sports to choose from according to one’s taste, aptitude and physical fitness. Football, volleyball, basketball, badminton, lawn tennis, table tennis, athletics, weight- lifting, cricket, rowing, yachting, mountaineering are some of the well-known physical disciplines. More and more people, parents, private and public agencies should be involved in the promotion of games and sports. The promising and talented students should be provided with all the modern facilities to develop their skills in various games. They – should be given scholarships, and kept in residential schools with adequate coaching and field-facilities. There are hundreds of students who can really excel in various games and sports by dedicating themselves to the cause, if there is a secure future for them in years to come. The question of security in future is a great source of worry to the players. What about security and income in old age? Such problems should be addressed and solved immediately.

Ames and sports should be above party-politics and undesirable interference. It is high time that we as a nation and democratic country re-orient our attitude and reframe our priorities about games. Proper planning and its effective execution is the need of the hour. Proper development of games and sports can solve so many of our problems related to student unrest and indiscipline. The good habits formed in the playground stand in good stead throughout the life. Ames and sports teach the players obedience, fair-play, team-spirit, co-operation, courage, and tolerance, balance of mind and judgment quickness in decision-taking, punctuality and sense of oneness as Indians.

Our teams go abroad to participate in international sports events. They are our ambassadors and help in promoting the national interests. They can enhance the national image and respect by winning laurels and medals. They can also promote better understanding, cooperation and cultural ties between India and other countries. Exchange of players, sports-persons, coaches and teams can be a good source of international peace, mutual help and development.

Let us rise to the occasion as a nation and take more serious view of games and sports so as to inspire our young men and women with confidence, team-spirit, national pride and strict sense of discipline. Health is wealth and games are a must for our national health and well being. Only healthy, happy and courageous people can provide the desired leadership to the nation. The student of today is the citizens and leaders of tomorrow. Let them be molded into a tough, hard-working, disciplined and dedicated force through proper training and practice of games and sports. Let them have sound minds in their sound bodies. Only then we can hope to rise and become a powerful nation.

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Podcast

We are watching different kinds of videos on Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram. Someone can also share their videos on this platform. While we are using social media, we love to share our videos and photos, also share our articles. Though the podcast is one of the parts of social media where we can share our thoughts and information about any topic with people, it is in the form of audio. It has also subscribers and followers. If your podcast is good enough then the followers will increase accordingly.

What is Podcast?

It is a type of radio show, but it is running on the internet. It is also called an Internet Radio Show or Netcast. Instantly, you can listen to any podcast as your wish. In the podcast, we will found an audio series based on any topic.

Most of the podcasts will be telecast once a week. Nowadays many apps and websites are available for listening to podcasts like google podcasts, apple podcasts, Spotify, audible, stitcher are popular platforms. Even though podcasts are different types, any single person or a couple of people can run podcasts. You can comments on any topic, answering people’s questions, news podcast and many different types of the podcast on this platforms.

After recording the audio, you can upload it. You can entertain yourself by listening to podcasts while working or enhance your knowledge. The podcast is a free service. Any person can easily share their podcast on the internet. In today’s market, many people create different podcasts like technology, education, business, economy, news, sports, and many more.

Types Of Podcast

  • Podcast Novels

  • Scripted Podcasts

  • Enhanced Podcasts

  • Video Podcasts

  • Live Podcasts

Some Of famous Apple Podcast

  • 1619 (history)
  • Bear Brook (True Crime)
  • Belevied (News & Politics)
  • The BigOne (Science)
  • The Dream (Society)
  • Everything Is Alive (Comedy)

AIR POLLUTION FACTS

1.Air pollution is one of the UK’s (and the world’s) biggest killers

Breathing in air pollution can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. It worsens asthma symptoms and can even cause lung cancer.

To address this, as a first step we are calling on the government to phase-out of diesel vehicles by 2025.

Worldwide, the human costs of indoor and outdoor air pollution are terrible – millions of premature deaths each year  are linked to air pollution.

2.Children are most vulnerable to air pollution – but we are all affected

The impacts of toxic air are worse for the most vulnerable people. Air pollution damages children’s lung development. It also makes existing respiratory and cardiovascular conditions worse, particularly in older people. The poorest people in our society tend to suffer more as they tend to live near main roads where air pollution is worst.

All road users are affected by air pollution. However, pedestrians and cyclists are often exposed to less air pollution than people in vehicles, especially if using backstreets.

3.A child born today might not breathe clean air until they are 8

Long-term childhood exposure to air pollution can lead to permanently reduced lung function. Dirty air has been shown to affect the development of foetuses as well.  

Most areas of the UK are breaking EU limits on air pollution. Yet the government’s current plans won’t reduce pollution to legal levels until at least 2020 – and in London, 2025.

4.Air pollution causes up to 36,000 early deaths a year in the UK

Outdoor air pollution is responsible for the equivalent of up to 36,000 premature deaths a year in the UK, says the government’s Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP ).

Fine particle air pollution is responsible for 29,000 early deaths a year. The effect of the toxic gas nitrogen dioxide (NO2) brings the figure up to 36,000 a year.

5. Air pollution was bad then…

In the 1970s the UK was known as the Dirty Man of Europe.

Pollution from the UK’s coal-fired power stations caused acid rain. Forests across Europe withered. EU action thankfully put an end to this.

As a result, sulphur dioxide emissions dropped by 94% by 2011 . This prevented an estimated 46,000 premature deaths between 1990 and 2001.

6. And air quality is still bad now

Invisible pollution claims more than 9,000 early deaths each year in London.

London’s air is some of the dirtiest in Europe. In 2016 the government was ordered by the High Court to come up with a plan to clean up air across the UK in the shortest possible time.

7. Five days into 2017 annual air pollution limits in London were breached

Just 5 days into the new year Brixton Road in London breached air pollution limits for the whole of 2017.

EU air pollution rules say monitoring stations must not record particularly high levels of nitrogen dioxide more than 18 times a year at any given location. But Brixton Road, in London, exceeded this limit for the 19th time on 5 January 2017.

A number of other London locations, including Putney High Street and Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, followed shortly.

8. Sitting inside a car can be more dangerous for your health

Being shut inside a car may not protect you from pollution. In fact, you can be exposed to almost 8 times as much as a cyclist .

When driving in heavy traffic, use the recycled-air setting on your fan so your car doesn’t suck in harmful fumes.

9. Two thirds of all UK car journeys are under 5 miles

By leaving your car at home, you are helping reduce air pollution for everyone. You can make it safer for yourself by avoiding busy main roads when walking.

But if you can’t avoid a main road, walk as far away from the kerb as you can – even a few metres can make a difference to your level of pollution exposure.

10. About 11 million cars were designed to cheat air pollution tests

It has long been known that diesel cars pollute far more in the real world than in laboratory tests. A 2016 study by the Department for Transport confirmed this, finding that all diesel cars tested produced more pollution on the road than in the laboratory  – some emitted up to 12 times the EU maximum.

Worse still, in 2015 car manufacturer Volkswagen was caught using software programmes to cheat emissions tests.

Volkswagen eventually admitted to fitting this software to millions of its diesel vehicles. Basically they were programmed to spew out less filth in the lab than on the road.

The ramifications of this shocking deception continue to rumble on, with record fines imposed on Volkswagen in the US and legal action mooted in Europe.

11. There’s been a 26-fold increase in electric cars in the UK in the past 4 years

Tax incentives for low- and zero-emission cars are an essential part of the solution to air pollution. But so is massive investment in clean public transport and better integrated walking and cycling routes, to help people get out of their cars altogether.

Fact: In the past 4 years, the number of registered electric cars in the UK has increased by around 2,600%.

New registrations of electric cars rose from 3,500 in 2013 to almost 95,000  by the end of March 2017. Data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show that around 500 electric cars were registered per month during the first half of 2014. By the end of 2016, more than 35,000 plug-in cars had been registered over the course of the year – the highest number ever – and an average of over 3,000 per month.

There are plans in the Netherlands and Norway to halt the sale of diesel and petrol cars entirely from 2025. Friends of the Earth is calling for similarly radical action in the UK.

12. There are around 12 million diesel cars on UK roads

Diesel vehicles now represent more than 40% of new car sales in the UK , up from around 13% little more than a decade ago. There are approximately 12 million diesel cars on the road in the UK at the moment.

This is largely the result of government incentives based on the carbon savings and greater fuel efficiency of diesel compared to petrol. Diesel cars produce high levels of deadly NOx, more than their petrol equivalents.

13. Air pollution costs the UK £20 billion a year

The health problems resulting fromexposure to air pollution have a high cost to people  who suffer from illness, to our health services and to businesses. In the UK these costs add up to more than £20 billion every year.

Not only does air pollution cost our health service and result in worse productivity due to ill-health, but measures to cut air pollution are beneficial to business. Strong action on air pollution can drive green innovation, and if traffic levels are cut so should congestion. Less congestion and air pollution would make our cities and towns more attractive places to live and work and visit.

14. The global cost of air pollution is staggering

The global cost of air pollution is US$225 billion annually, according to the World Bank.

A study by the World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) highlights the eye-watering economic and social impacts of dirty air. It makes clear what’s fairly obvious: polluted places are less productive, see fewer tourists, and put off potential workers.

In asurvey of the world’s liveable cities  – London came 38th due to traffic and air pollution.

15. Air pollution makes climate change worse

As well as fine particle air pollution directly affecting the climate , many of the causes of air pollution – such as traffic emissions – are also contributors to climate change.

There are strong benefits  from tackling these issues together.

16. The smallest particles are the most dangerous

The most dangerous tiny particles of air pollution are smaller than the width of a human hair. This means they are largely invisible. And they can penetrate deep into our lungs.

Particle air pollution  worsens heart and lung disease.

17. That orange haze is nitrogen dioxide… and it’s toxic

Nitrogen dioxide – also known as NO2 – gets worse the closer you go to road traffic.

It is a toxic gas which is often colourless. This means you often won’t be able to see it, although sometimes an orange haze can be seen hanging over a city from a distance.

NO2 inflames the lining of the lung  and reduces immunity to lung infections such as bronchitis.

18. Diesel exhaust causes cancer

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared outdoor air pollution, including particulate matter (PM) and also diesel exhaust, carcinogenic to humans, in the strongest class (Group 1). That’s the same class as tobacco.

19. Time of day matters

The best time to run or jog is generally first thing in the morning, before the day’s traffic affects air quality.

If you can, try to exercise in green leafy spaces like parks. It will make a big difference – joggers inhale more pollution than those walking the same distance.

20. Plants can filter pollution

Our homes are vulnerable to noxious gases which can build up over time.

Readily-available houseplants can help filter some harmful compounds out. Helpful plants include: peace lilies, English ivy, cornstalk dracaena and broadleaf lady palm.

PROCRASTINATION

Procrastination is the action of unnecessarily and voluntarily delaying or postponing something despite knowing that there will be negative consequences for doing so. The word has origin from the Latin procrastinatus, which itself evolved from the prefix pro-, meaning “forward,” and crastinus, meaning “of tomorrow.” 

In simple words, procrastination is the delaying or postponing something. For example, if someone has a week to finish an assignment, but they keep postponing it until right before the deadline, despite the fact that they intended to work on it earlier, that person is procrastinating.

WHAT CAUSES PROCRASTINATION ?

People usually procrastinate as they are afraid of failing at the task they need to complete. This fear of failure can promote procrastination. They pursue perfectionism the fear of doing less than perfect. Also there is another reason, they might feel disorganized.

In a study of procrastination, Joseph R. Ferrari, PhD, the leading researcher, reveals how the behavior is more like a form of self-sabotage. Demotivating psychological factors, such as fear of failure or anxiety, outweigh self-control to get something done.

 

Sometimes we procrastinate as we get pressurized. Fear of criticism, low self-esteem, task aversion, trouble focusing, discussion fatigue, lack of energy and resisting challenges. Procrastination prevents you from reaching your full potential.

SOLUTION

Perfectionists tend to develop an “all or nothing” approach. It’s either great or terrible, I’m either smart or stupid approach should be avoided. Making mistakes is far better than not doing something altogether. You might not get a 10/10, but by making an attempt, you still move past the point of doing nothing at all. Go for “enough” or what is “necessary” instead of the big, embellished vision.

Get organized by making a to-do list, establish a routine. Thing might might huge, in that case break and conquer. Break the tasks into small tasks and then conquer it. Reward yourself after completing a task with simple things. Take control of the environment and situation.

Distraction also promotes procrastination, minimize the distractions. Schedule, set aside time for tasks. Switch off the mobile phones, or stay away from distracting media apps. Multitasking after procrastination often tires us. Avoid multitasking. Breaks are important to avoid burn outs, take quick breaks in between tasks. Usage of visual reminders can help us keep our vision clear.

When you consistently decide to push your important work until later, and instead focus on low-value, “fast and easy” tasks like email, you end up with days adding up to weeks and months that are busy but not productive.

APPS TO FIGHT PROCRASTINATION

Toggl track is an app that allows us to track how much time we spend working on each task. When we press start the timer runs. After you’re done with the task, or you need a break, press stop and the work period is recorded. If you’ve labeled and color-coded your projects, you can see exactly where your time went this week. 

Brainfm plays music to help you focus when you are working or studying. Using  the app is as simple as opening it up and tapping on the “listening mode” that you want, and the music starts playing. You have options for Focus, Sleep, Recharge, and Meditation.

Offtime great way to deal with those is too set up a system that blocks all interruptions on your phone — Offtime does this brilliantly. You can enable/disable texts and calls.

Thank you.

ILLUSTRATED BOOKS ARE NOT JUST FOR CHILDREN!

Hear me out! Illustrations are colorful, soulful and attractive. These Illustrations create an urge to turn the page and read, not just for children. Adults too can read, enjoy Illustrated books.

Most of us have hectic, stressful days. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. Those days we seek to entertain us and restore our energy. Illustrated books are pretty, eye-pleasing and cozy.

WAYS TO TREAT BURNOUT

  • Try to eliminate the source of stress.
  • Take a break
  • Exercise
  • Meditation
  • Journaling
  • Reading light themed books
  • Get more sleep
  • Massage to relax
  • Medical treatment

ILLUSTRATED BOOKS YOU CAN READ

THE LITTLE PRINCE BY ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY

The Little Prince is a novella by French aristocrat, writer, and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The story is just as versatile. Some people understand it as a kind of science-fiction fairy tale that has both optimistic and pessimistic commentary on the future.

“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”

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I CAME UPON A LIGHTHOUSE BY SHANTANU NAIDU

Such a pleasant read, the illustrations are pretty and cute. An unputdownable book, where the author has expressed his insecurities and it is highly relatable. Moto Paws work on a project to fit stray dogs with reflective collars that shine in the dark.

The solution is simple: make the dogs glow so that they can be seen at a distance by the driver. It is with this idea that Motopaws was started in Pune and is spreading its wings to several other cities. I loved the job these youngsters do. A must read book!

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A SLOTH’S GUIDE TO MINDFULNESS BY TON MAK

It’s OK to slow down. Take a pause and focus on your breath. Let the other animals run around, you do you.Follow a serene and smiley sloth through a series of light meditations and daily reflections with this unexpected and snuggable guide. A perfectly refreshing read.

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IT’S NEVER TOO LATE BY DALLAS CLAYTON

For those worried about your future and all the possibilities that life holds. I appreciate the sentiment of this book – life is about more than paying bills and doing chores. What if these were your final hours? How would you spend your time? These are important questions to ask yourself.

In a study conducted by the University of Sussex, individuals who had read for merely six minutes exhibited slower heart rates, less muscle tension, and reduced stress levels.

There are few things that can only be seen when we slow down. Fear, self-doubt, deadlines the list goes on. These make us stressed and feel suffocated. Stress management has lot of options one such option that worked for me are books.

That said, it need not be the same for others. What worked for me might not work for you. Practice mindfulness with Sloth, the books are real good.

Thank you! Hope this helps.

WHY WE NEED FEMINISM?

The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes, is the definition for Feminism. A feminist is someone who believes that no matter what gender or sex a human is they deserve to be treated equally. It is the social, economic, political equality of sexes.

GOAL OF FEMINISM

Few people misunderstand, that feminists hate men. No! We hate the inequality. The goal of feminism is to challenge the systemic inequalities women face on a daily basis. The goal is not spread hatred towards any gender rather to get equality for all genders.

Feminism changed women’s lives and created new worlds of possibilities for education, empowerment, working women, feminist art, and feminist theory. The goal is simple, let women have the freedom and equality and control over their lives.

How many of us have seen a man taking decisions for a women? In how many countries, women are judged based on their clothing? How many countries believe rape is a women’s fault? The list goes on and on. We need feminism to bring awareness. Women have the capacity to take decision for themselves. They have the right to education.

The other day I read a news, that said, a girl’s education has been put to an end as she was constantly followed by a guy who says he loves her. Now, how can this happen? The concept of catcalling, rape, harassment has become common in our society rather than things that should be normalized.

WHY WE NEED FEMINISM?

Feminists are not angry lesbians who hate men. Feminists do not believe women are better than men, or that women deserve special privileges. They do not believe women are victims.

There are some people who believe that feminism is a thing of the past — that we don’t need it anymore because the patriarchal system no longer exists. We still need feminism because when people get married it is assumed the woman will take the man’s last name. Because when women are assaulted, they are often the ones who feel ashamed.

We still need feminism because we teach women how to prevent rape, instead of teaching people to not view women as objects. Because women are told that walking alone at night makes them “an easy target.”

Feminists are fighting to end the sexual harassment in workplace, sexualexploitation, and everything that makes women unsafe. As well as the adequate punishment of those who perpetrate the abuse. No one should feel unsafe at their place of employment.

‘NOT ALL MEN’ ‘BOYS WILL BE BOYS’ ‘MEN SUFFER TOO’

Not all men? Yes but women feel unsafe. We are raised with advises saying BOYS will be BOYS. “We spend too much time teaching girls to worry about what boys think of them. But the reverse is not the case.” We shrink them. Every human being is never and ever superior or has authority over the other.

Men have problems too. Yes! They were raised with ample of advices and tips on how to be manly? A guy can’t cry, wear whatever he wants, expected to be the sole bread earner of the family, there are so many things we as a society expect from men. I believe it’s time to stop and look out for them. Now that doesn’t mean they can’t can’t for themselves. Few are lucky enough to talk, whereas others cannot.

“Masculinity is a hard, small cage, and we put boys inside this cage.”

– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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