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4 Books That Will Make You A Genius

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4 Books That Will Make You A Genius

4 Books That Will Make You A Genius MASTERY   If you have decided to find your own path, independent of social conditioning, this book is for you. It reads like a collection of 1,000 masters who dominated in their industries and were peak performers. It provides a framework for how they were able to awaken their creative genius and change the course of history. There’s something in Mastery for everyone.   BOLD What’s going to happen over the next 10 years? What about the next 30? As technology changes the way we live at an exponential rate, you can either keep up or get left behind. If you plan on being a leader, this book is a must. It will get you thinking about the future and how the actions you take today can set you apart down the road.   WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM Our society loves to dramatize and turn people into heroes. We love the idea of the lonely genius who has a “eureka” moment and discovers the secret to life. It never works this way. Steven Johnson crushes this myth and presents a different case about where good ideas come from. He breaks down our misconceptions and provides us with details about how innovation really happens. Essentially it works like this… Good ideas come from a collaboration of historical events or as he calls it “the adjacent possible”- which is a kind of shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things. It’s a map of all the ways in which the present can reinvent itself. He provides the framework to unleash your inner genius. Your job is to allow it to happen through you.   ANTIFRAGILE Nassim Taleb radiates the “don’t fuck with me” vibe in his writing. He’s a scary man. In his most recent release, he’s invented a new word “Antifragile” and describes it like this: “Fragile” means if you drop me, I break. Like a wine glass falling off the table. “Robust” means you can beat me until I deform and become unusable. Like a baseball bat repeatedly hitting a hardened concrete wall. The wood from the bat eventually breaks. “Antifragile” means that the harder you try to break me, the stronger I get. Like the story of the Hydra and her 9 heads. Each one you cut off, two more grow in it’s place. Taleb takes the idea of Antifragility and applies it to people, systems, processes, health, economics and personal struggles. The big takeaway is this… embrace chaos, uncertainty and struggle. These are the situations where you grow the most. You can’t become a genius without struggle. Invest in yourself and awaken your creative...

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24 Book You can read in under 1 hour each

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24 Book You can read in under 1 hour each

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Some Great travel apps to have on your phone

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Some Great travel apps to have on your phone

Have apps, will travel. Smarter than ever, our smartphones have given travel a new meaning! These clever apps solve travel issues you did not even know you had. So put the world in your pocket – literally – and set out to explore! Coolblogs lists some great apps that you must have on your phone before your next trip. 1. A translation app Google Translate Travelling to a foreign land with no idea how the phonetics works? Take with you a personal language superpower that helps you translate from up to 90 languages. And if the foreign babble is in text and not in spoken form, this funky app allows you to conveniently point your camera at the image for a quick translation! You can also type, draw or speak words into it if you find yourself linguistically challenged on foreign shores. Let nothing sound like ‘Greek’ anymore with Google Translate! 2. A booking app for flights, cabs and hotels Skyscanner The Skyscanner app is a one stop shop for all things travel. Its complete, intuitive and comprehensive search interface that helps you zero in on cheap flights is quite the delight. Some reviewers like to say that this app reads your mind! Besides flights, it offers cab and hotel booking options too. It doesn’t get better than this for the cheapest flight costs!   3. A trip organiser app TripIt TripIt is your automatic trip itinerary creator. All you have to do – besides pack – is forward all your confirmation emails for flights, car rentals, hotel bookings and dinner reservations if you please – to TripIt – and it will assemble all in a neat itinerary for you. So now you have this calendar drawn up for you without getting into flowcharts. TripIt on your phone before the next holiday? Photo credit: M Car 4. A currency converter app Easy Currency Converter Now this is one app on your smart phone that helps you when you’re out shopping, sight-seeing or just counting the monies left before you go partying again ! A useful app, this power packed genie converts up to 180 currencies from around the world; and provides live feeds for exchange rates. You can also use it offline. Pretty much all you need when you are travelling overseas. Here’s the Easy Currency Converter for those struggling with all the numbers in the head Photo credit: Satish Krishnamurthy 5. A free calling app Skype Video chat back home for free! The best and most reliable platform is Skype – a user friendly way to keep in touch. You can also use it to send unlimited texts, pictures and videos to other Skype users. This helps you keep your international roaming bill down while letting friends and family know what you are up to. So important this one is for us Indians! If you still don’t have it, get Skype to cut down communication costs 6. A local food places app Zomato In 23 countries around the world, you can Zomato your way through food menus, user reviews, ratings and photos. Other than helping you choose your meal for the moment, it also helps in useful stuff like online ordering, table reservation and cashless payment. There is another app that is like Zomato but with a slight gastronomical...

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18 TOP PSYCHOLOGY

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18 TOP PSYCHOLOGY

ON AVERAGE IT TAKES 66 DAYS TO FORM A HABIT. CLOSING YOUR EYES HELPS YOU TO REMEMBERS THINGS. FIRST IMPRESSION CAN BE CHANGED BY SPENDING MORE TIME WITH THE PERSON OF THE 5 SENSES, SMELL IS MOST CLOSELY LINKED TO MEMORY KEEPING A DREAM JOURNAL CAN HELP YOU TO LEARN TO LUCID DREAM. BEING ABLE TO THINK ABOUT HOW WE THINK IS A SIGN OF HIGHER INTELLIGENCE. DAY DREAM ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE DREAMS AND REMEMBER THEM. YOU EMOTIONALLY BOND TO THE PEOPLE YOU SING WITH WRITING DOWN YOUR WORRIES JUST BEFORE AN EXAM CAN BOOST YOUR TEST SCORES. SLEEP DEPRIVATION CAN LEAD TO IRRITABILITY AND INCREASE RISK OF DEPRESSION. WE CAN SENSE WHEN SOMEBODY IS LOOKING AT US EVEN IF WE DON’T SEE THEM. TALKING TO YOURSELF IMPROVES TASK PERFORMANCE. TAKING PHOTOS INCREASE YOUR APPRECIATION OF LIFE. PEOPLE MAKE BETTER DECISIONS WHEN THEY NEED TO PEE. YOU APPEAR MORE ATTRACTIVE TO THE OTHER PERSON WHEN YOU MAKE THEM LAUGH. OFTEN THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HARDEST TO LOVE THE ONCE WHO NEED IT THE MOST. PEOPLE WHO ARE EASILY EMBARRASED TEND TO BE MORE TRUSTWORTHY, LOYAL, HONEST, AND GENROUS MOST HUMANS HAVE AN ATTENTION SPAN OF ABOUT 10 MINUTES, AFTER THAT THEY WILL REVERT TO...

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Best videos from TED

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A robot that flies like a bird Hans Rosling: Asia’s rise — how and when Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense...

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When I die

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When I die

When I die You will send me flowers I wont see them Why don’t you send me now?   When I die Tears will roll from your eyes I wont know Why don’t you cry a little now? When I die You will appreciate me I wont know Why don’t you say a few words now? When I die You will forgive my mistakes I wont know Why don’t you forgive me now? When I die You will remember me I wont feel that Why don’t you remember me now? When I die You will say “Wish we had spent some more time together” Let us fulfil that wish...

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50 Things Every Girl Needs To Hear

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50 Things Every Girl Needs To Hear

(1) Men are not the enemy. For that matter, neither are women. We’re all in this together. (2) Find what you love doing and do it. (3) Don’t let anyone tell you what you’re capable of. (4) Learn from your mistakes. (5) Learn to forgive the mistakes of others. (6) Know that life is a series of highs and lows and that’s okay. (7) No one is going to save you. Learn to save yourself. (8) Be exactly who you are and the right people will love you. (9) Being part of someone’s life is a privilege. Treat it as such. (10) Don’t try and look like the women you see in magazines. Even they don’t look like that. (11) You will encounter moments where life seems utterly hopeless. They will pass. (12) See the beauty in everything and everyone. (13) Never ever settle for less than what you really want. (14) Life is far too short to be superficial. (15) Figure out what you believe in and fight for it. (16) Question everything. (17) Be kind. You don’t know what hardships others are battling. (18) Always be true to yourself. (19) Don’t bother justifying any aspect of your character or taste. (20) At the end of the day, the opinions of others simply don’t matter. (21) Seek adventure. (22) Never stop learning. (23) Only give your heart to those who will cherish it. (24) Your clothes do not define you. (25) Embrace your faults as well as your strengths. (26) Believe in true love. (27) Read. (28) Trust your intuition. (29) Surround yourself with people who love you for you. (30) Speak your mind. (31) Stand on your own two feet. (32) Beauty is a feeling that exudes from within, not a goal achieved by pasting on skimpy clothes and 5 lbs of makeup. (33) It’s not possible to please everyone at the same time, so stop trying. Please yourself. (34) Playing the victim won’t get you anywhere you want to be. (35) Learn to enjoy your own company and you’ll never feel lonely. (36) You’re stronger than you think you are. (37) Don’t be afraid to remove toxic people from your life. (38) People who assume they know everything about you just by looking at you are not worth your time. (39) You will have your heart broken. It will hurt, but don’t let that stop you from loving again. (40) Material things will never make you truly happy. (41) Fear nothing but keep your wits about you. (42) The world is full of all kinds of different people. It makes things interesting. (43) Your worth is not determined by what other people think of you. (44) Don’t let anyone treat you like a doormat. (45) Beauty is a matter of perception. What is beautiful to one person, won’t be to someone else. (46) There are boys and there are men. Learn the difference. (47) Face life and all its problems head on. (48) Nothing in this world is worth selling your soul for. (49) People can be downright viscous. Don’t stoop to their level. (50) Finally, live life for what it is: a...

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New year tradition around the world

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New year tradition around the world

From wearing colorful underwear to flinging things at friends’ houses, people across the globe indulge in some truly strange traditions to ring in the New Year. Here’s a look at some such strange traditions: 1. The Spanish believe eating one grape for every stroke of the midnight hour will bring good luck for each month of the coming year.   2.In Colombia, people walk around with empty pieces of luggage hoping for a travel-filled year.   3. The Danes hurl old plates and glasses against friends’ and relatives’ houses. They also leap off of furniture at the stroke of midnight as if jumping straight into the New Year.   4. In Johannesburg, the locals start the New Year by throwing old appliances and furniture out their windows.   5. In Panama, effigies of celebrities are burned in bonfires. Burning effigies of prominent people from the year gone by is supposed to ward off evil spirits.   6. The Scots, predictably, believe in bringing whiskey to people’s houses. They also believe in parading around town whilst swinging great balls of fire overhead.   7. In Peru, people fist fight to settle their differences and start the New Year on a clean slate.   8. Filipinos believe round shapes bring prosperity. Come New Year’s eve, many a Filipino can be seen wearing polka dots. Like the Spanish, they also eat 12 fruits at midnight.   9. Estonians make it a point to eat (or drink) seven times on New Year’s Day to ensure plenty of food in the coming year.   10. In Central and South American countries like Brazil, Venezuela and Ecuador, colorful underwear is considered very lucky. Red is believed to bring love and yellow, money.   11. In Romania, people put on bear costumes and furs and dance to keep evil at bay. Romanian farmers try to hear their animals talk for good luck for the coming year.   12. In Chile, people set up camp in graveyards – candles, classical music, the whole nine yards – to ring in the New Year in the company of dead relatives.   13. In Japan, they ring all of their bells 108 times to bring cleanness. They also believe in smiling their way into the New Year as a sign of good luck.   14. Siberians cut holes in the frozen Lake Baikal and dive in with tree trunks to plant trees at the bottom of the lake.   15. In Puerto Rico, they throw buckets full of water out their windows to drive away evil spirits.   16. Belgian farmers take their livestock very seriously – they wish their cows a happy new year!   17. Bolivians change underwear at the stroke of midnight. They also bake coins into their sweets. Whoever finds these coins will have good luck in the coming year.   18. In Thailand, people throw buckets (or elephant trunks full) of water at each other and smear talc on one another.   19. The Irish throw bread at walls to ward off evil spirits.   20. The Swiss celebrate the New Year by dropping ice cream on the floor.   21. In Turkey, red underwear is believed to bring luck to loved ones.   22.The Finnish like predicting what’s to come in the new year by throwing bits of molten tin...

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PM Narendra Modi’s foreign trips might make sense check 17 points

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PM Narendra Modi’s foreign trips might make sense check 17 points

1. BJP Govt. convinced Saudi Arabia not to charge “On-Time Delivery 1Premium charges” on Crude Oil – Young Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan & External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sealed the deal. Saved the country thousands of crores… 2. India will build 4 Hydroelectric power stations + Dams in Bhutan (India will get lion’s share in Green energy that will be produced in future from these projects) 3. India will build Biggest ever dam of Nepal (China was trying hard to get that) – India will get 83% Green energy produce from that hydro power station for free – in future. . . 4. Increased relationship with Japan and they agreed to invest $30 Billion in DMIC (Delhi –Mumbai Investment Corridor) 5. Increased strategic relationship with Vietnam and Vietnam has now agreed to give contract of Oil exploration to ONGC-Videsh (UPA was not ready to take this at all because they were worried about China – and getting into a conflict of interests on south China sea) 6. Increase Oil Imports from Iran, despite the ban by USA. Iran agreed to sell in Indian Rupees and it saved our Forex, not just for now, but protected India from future currency fluctuations. India also gets to build “Chabahar” port of Iran, encircling Pakistan. Because we well have exclusive access for our Naval ships in this port. 7. Australia- despite Australia being a major supplier of Coal & Uranium. . NaMo was able to convince Tony Abbott and now Australia will supply Uranium for our energy production. 8. China leaning President Rajapakse lost elections in Sri Lanka – Remember UPA lost “Hambantota” port development – read latest report of CIA, where they mention RAW has played a major role in power shift of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has backed out of Chinese contract and shifted to Indian project managers. 9. With China, as Trade Deficit was increasing, NaMo forced their hand. Anti-Dumping will come soon so China will invest heavily into India. – China has already committed $ 20 billion Investment in India. That’s nearly ₹140,000 crores. 10. On Security – I think adding Ajit Doval to his team is the best decision by NaMo. See the recent tie-up with Pentagon, Israel & Japan. . Now see how we stopped the Terror Boat and listen to his words … “Any Mumbai like attack from Pakistan and Pakistan will lose Baluchistan!” That’s the language of deterrence that I want to hear as an Indian. We won’t hit first, but if you do, we surely won’t turn the other cheek…. 11. India approved the border road in the NorthEast and around India- China border – Remember just because of China’s opposition, the ADB (Asian Development Bank) didn’t give us funds during UPA regime and UPA held that file under “Environment Ministry control – Remember the infamous “JAYANTHI TAX “? No one bothered about the disastrous effect on our armed forces. 12. India managed to bring back 4,500+ Indians from War zone in Yemen and also brought foreign nationals of 41 different countries, which put India’s name onto the highest platform globally in conducting that rescue mission – PM Narendra Modi specially talked to the new Saudi Arabian king Salman and told him to allow Indian Airforce planes to fly – as Saudi Arabia was...

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6 Benefits of a cold shower

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6 Benefits of a cold shower

Increase Blood Circulation A cold water bath is good because when it touches the surface of your skin, the blood vessels lying underneath the skin shrink. This definitely reduces the blood circulation, but the mechanism of the blood pressure will automatically destroy the target tissue. This would then cause the blood to circulate with greater force and the blood flow would then become stronger in the circulation. Cold water happens to stimulate the circulatory system of and thus would keep you healthier and younger looking that those who take hot water shower. Relieves Depression Humans suffer from bouts of depression, and research suggests that cold water could be the answer to your sad days. Research at the Department of Radiation Oncology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine shows that short cold water showers could help to stimulate your brain’s blue spot. This so called, “blue spot” is the primary source of noradrenaline, which is a chemical that helps to mitigate depression. Skin and Hair Health Don’t you want to look dashing after a shower? Hot water does not allow that, so why bother to take a hot water shower? Hot water dries out your skin and hair and therefore in order to avoid the rough skin tone, irritating itch and the ashy elbows you should let the water cool. Cold water will also take care of your hair and let it shine. So, great hair and healthy skin sounds like a great deal! Strengthens Immunity Studies have shows that individuals taking cold water shower on a daily basis are helping to increase the number of virus fighting blood cells in their body compared to those who are taking hot showers. Researchers have come to the conclusion that the increase in metabolic rate which is a result from the body’s attempt to warm itself could activate the immune system and release more white blood cells in response. So increase your red blood cell count by taking cold showers. Increases Male Fertility Here is one for the sake of your manliness. Cold water shower can increase the fertility in men, whereas a hot water shower is bad for your testicles. It is bad because it can lower the sperm count and then you will have a rought time in having a child. So, before you decide to soothe your senses with a warm shower, think what harm it may be causing to your manliness! Take a cold plunge! Prevents Injury After you have performed a physical activity your muscles tend to be inflammed and you need time to relax your muslces. In order to increase the strength and the muscle mass your muscle fibers would begin to swell and shrink. This is when you require healing, your muscles require healing and in order to prevent rupture of muscles fibers due to excessive physical activity you should wash, or shower with cold water. Great benefits will be...

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