Category: Family & Community

Category: Family & Community

Seven of the Most Inspiring Novels and Memoirs from 2019
March 19, 2020 Books, Business, City, Education, Family & Community, Jobs & Education, Life, Other, Technology Priya Saha

While scientific findings can provide us with powerful guidance as we pursue a meaningful life, there’s no doubt that storytelling can sometimes accomplish what factual information can’t. We humans are especially attuned to the messages and emotions conveyed through stories, and reading them can inspire a deeper engagement with and understanding of our human condition.

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Do This in the Morning for a Better Workday
March 13, 2020 City, Education, Family & Community, Hobbies & Leisure, International, Life, Nature, Other, Relationship, Religious Priya Saha

Work life and home life have become blurred. Even after the workday ends, many of us feel a compulsion to continue checking emails and ruminating about work-related problems, worrying about how we will get everything done. In response, we’re advised to detach from work—to turn off our work brain at 5 o’clock, and take time to be present with our

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How a Little Humor Can Improve Your Work Life
March 13, 2020 City, Culture, Education, Environment, Family & Community, Health, Hobbies & Leisure, International, Life, Nature, Other Priya Saha

Why do we laugh at movies like Office Space or shows like The Office? What’s so funny about work? For one student in the GGSC’s online Foundations of Happiness at Work course, humor is found in everyday faux pas. Steve from California shared, “During a meeting, my boss complimented our colleague…saying how handsome he is. The team felt awkwardly

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Why Activism Is Natural for Young People
March 13, 2020 Business, City, Education, Family & Community, Hobbies & Leisure, Life, Nature, Other, Relationship, Religious Priya Saha

Young people are demanding change. In the last few days, young Indigenous activists and their supporters blocked parliamentarians in Victoria, B.C., from accessing the provincial legislature and led waves of protest across the country. For some young people, climate change is urgent. For others, gun violence is a crisis. From truth and reconciliation to inclusion and diversity and mental health, young people are bringing awareness to

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Want to Change Your Life? Try Self-Compassion
March 12, 2020 Beauty, City, Family & Community, Health, Hobbies & Leisure, Life, Medical, Other, Relationship Priya Saha

So often we feel stuck in our lives. Maybe we’re in a dead-end job, or we can’t seem to find a healthy romantic relationship, or we keep procrastinating on starting to exercise. As we struggle to improve our lives, we may become dispirited, feeling as if we’ve missed our chance and it’s just too late.

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Building a Passion for Lifelong Learning
February 28, 2020 Business, City, Education, Environment, Family & Community, Health, Home & Garden, International, Life, Nature, Relationship, Travel Priya Saha

If there is one thing that can help you reach your full potential, it’s this: a passion for lifelong learning. This one thing can make the difference between reaching your full potential and just living an average life. Unfortunately, many people equate education with formal education. They think they only need to learn while they are in academic

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Two Things to Balance to Find Your Best Life
February 28, 2020 Art, Business, City, Education, Environment, Family & Community, Gaming, Hobbies & Leisure, Information Technology, International, Life, Nature, Other, Spiritual Priya Saha

A while back, I wrote about how to find your best possible life. Now, I’d like to dig deeper into it by discussing two things that you need to balance along the way. You see, finding your best life is a journey. It’s not something that just happens to you. In particular, there are two things you

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The Danger of Creative Destruction
February 28, 2020 Art, Business, City, Entertainment, Family & Community, Gaming, Hobbies & Leisure, Life, Other, Sports, Technology Priya Saha

I’m currently reading Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson. The book is about how nations throughout history reached prosperity or poverty. In essence, nations reach prosperity through innovations that bring them to new economic heights. The Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth century is a prime example. Such innovations have a “negative” effect, though:

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How to Be Motivated at Work: Simple Tips
February 28, 2020 Education, Environment, Family & Community, Hobbies & Leisure, Information Technology, International, Jobs & Education, Life, Other Priya Saha

A while back, I read Personal Finance for Dummies. I found statements in the book that intrigued me: “Many people toil away at work, dreaming about a future in which they can … do what they want, when they want. People often assume that this magical day will arrive when they retire…” “Many of the people

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Colourful Holi Decoration Ideas for Your Home!
February 24, 2020 City, Culture, Family & Community, Fashion, Health, History, Hobbies & Leisure, Home & Garden, International, Nature, Other, Relationship, Religious Priya Saha

Holi is the festival of colors in India, welcoming the spring season (summer) the people & streets are awash with the Colors and Joyfulness! Holi decoration, therefore should also be colorful! Now it’s a time to bring the charm of the colors to your home too! To decorate your home for festivals such as Holi

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