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April 11, 2020
Vol 11, Page 1

Who Am I? A Self-improvement Exercise

Usually we're all in a constant race of becoming something or the other. Some of us want to become doctors, some engineers, some fashion designers and some of us are still wondering what we should be! In this hasty race, how often do we think who we actually are? But now, as life is on a hold, let’s introspect a little.
When did you last ask yourself: Who am I?
Let’s do a short exercise and see where we are:
Take a blank sheet and write ‘Who Am I?’ on the top. Under it, define yourself using 5 adjectives. Don’t forget to be optimistic when you think of yourself.
Below that, make two columns and write in each, ‘Things I like about myself’ and ‘Things I don’t like about myself’.
Below the first column, quickly jot down ways you can use your strengths to make the world a better place and below the second column create your improvement plan.
Once you’re done with this, you have your current life blueprint in your hand. Now it’s your choice to lead your life your way! If you’d like me to help you with your improvement plan, do drop your worries in the feedback at the end and I would be more than glad to help you out!

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Radhika Sharma
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The Most Curious People in History:

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious,” said Albert Eistein.

What could be the measure of curiosity?
Is it the will with which you look for answers to the imaginative questions that pop-up in your head? Or the depth you go into while solving the most difficult mathematical puzzles? If you don’t give up easily on any new curious thing you find, you are fairly curious!
Many of the curious people get tagged by their friends as ‘Madam Curie’. Ever wondered why? Yes, because of her insatiable curiosity. Marie Curie’s father always encouraged her curiosity in science and therefore she grew up to be the first Noble Prize winning woman and also the only woman to win it in two different fields - physics and chemistry.
So who else has been famous for their curiosity and why?
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Curious Scientists:
* Albert Eistein - For all that he contributed to science including the theory of relativity and the photoelectric effect.

* Mae Jemison - The first African American woman to become an astronaut.

Curious Inventors:
* Grace Hopper - Known for helping create the first electronic computer, the UNIVAC I.

* Nikola Tesla - For his contributions to the alternating current (AC) electricity system and for inventing Tesla Coil, used in radio technology.

* Benjamin Franklin - The Founding Father of the United States - known widely for his scientific experiments with electricity, and also for his wit, wisdom and the elegance of his writing.

Take this Curiosity Quiz to see how curious you are: Take the Quiz

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Chew it Properly! But why?

Your mom always tells you to chew your food properly before swallowing it.
Have you ever wondered why?
The simple act of chewing food in your mouth helps to break down larger particles of food into smaller particles. This helps to reduce stress on the esophagus and thereby helps the stomach metabolize your food.
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When food is chewed thoroughly, you also release a lot of saliva, which contains digestive enzymes. As you release these enzymes into the throat and stomach, it helps to improve the digestive process. ... Too much liquid in the stomach will slow down digestion.
You should concentrate on the meals while eating. Soft fruits and vegetables will break down more easily than chicken or steak, so you will need to make sure you chew your food as thoroughly as possible. According to the experts at Ohio State University, you should chew softer foods 5-10 times, and more dense foods (meats/vegetables) up to 30 times before swallowing.
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Understanding Teen Brain

We all know how an early teenager changes energy in our house. The body changes physically as well as mentally. A lot can be and have been shared about how physical body changes in adolescence/ teenage. We have come up with series of videos for mental health changes that early teenage(11 above) brings in with mental health first aider - Kartik Vasisht, Coach at Mindfrey.

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Colors of Light (Or is it the Electromagnetic Waves?)

Light is a kind of energy called electromagnetic radiation. There are many different forms of electromagnetic radiation, such as radio waves, microwaves, ultraviolet rays, and X-rays. Each form is characterized by a different wavelength. For example, radio waves can be several miles long, while gamma rays are smaller than atoms. The light that we see — visible light — falls somewhere in the middle of this "electromagnetic spectrum."

Visible light may be a tiny part of the electromagnetic spectrum, but there are still many variations of wavelengths. We see these variations as colors. On one end of the spectrum is red light, with the longest wavelength. Blue or violet light has the shortest wavelength. White light is a combination of all colors in the color spectrum. It has all the colors of the rainbow. Combining primary colors of light like red, blue, and green creates secondary colors: yellow, cyan, and magenta. All other colors can be broken down into different combinations of the three primary colors.
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Objects appear one color or another because of how they reflect and absorb certain colors of light. For example, a red wagon looks red because it reflects red light and absorbs blue and green light. A yellow banana reflects red and green light, and absorbs the rest.

** What You'll Need ?
>> 1 white paper cup
>> Red, green, and blue markers
>> Strand of brightly colored holiday tree lights
>> 1 pencil or pen

** What to do?
Step 1: Color the inside of a white paper cup with the three primary colors of light: red, blue, and green. Leave one of the stripes white (There should be four equal stripes in red, blue, green, and white.) .
Step 2: Use a pencil to punch a hole in the bottom of the cup..
Step 3: Plug in the strand of holiday lights. Take a red light from the strand and stick it through the hole in the bottom of the cup..
Step 4: Look at the red, blue, and green sections in the cup. (NOTE: For better results, turn off the room light.) What happens to the colors inside the cup? Do they still look the same, or do the colors in the cup change?.

Try This Try the experiment using the blue and green lights. What happens to the colors inside the cup? Use what you learned about the colors of light to explain why the colors change.

A Sight to Behold Human eyes can detect only certain wavelengths, so visible light is the only kind of electromagnetic radiation we can see. Some animals can see other forms of light. Bees and butterflies can see ultraviolet light, which means that they see different colors than we. This helps them find flowers to pollinate. The world must look pretty different from a bumblebee's perspective!

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Change the World while Staying at Home

How to become an Online Volunteer for the UN?
Do all your dreams match the collective dream of change makers to make the world a better place to live in? Get ready to live that life.

The United Nations Volunteers programme gives enthusiastic change makers the opportunity to become online volunteers. With simple skills and online connectivity, we contribute towards collective sustainable development goals and we all win. ... In most countries, there are either Governmental or Not-for-Profit Organisations who are established as UN Volunteers. Individuals can also become Online UN-Volunteers and contribute to social media or digital campaigns.

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Students' Blogs

Let’s Unplug to Reconnect

Hello Reader,
Today is going to be a very light topic. I guess you know the topic; it’s quite obvious from the title. Isn’t it? I would like to start with a simple question. Do you know all your neighbours or even just their names?

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Thinking, right? I know you obviously have to think as we all almost stay stuck to that 6 inches screen and do not have time for each other do we? Well sometimes you may think that how people managed their lives back then with a lot more work than today and with very less facilities. But hey, they also had 24 hours just like us. The only thing they did not have was any electric gadget which eats away our time under our nose and we never know where in the world our time goes.
So, I am not going to bother you with a lengthy and monotonous lecture.
Just something crisp for you.First lock away all your gadgets for some time. Now take a deep breath and step out and look at the world around you. Go talk to your neighbors. Gift them something if you have a sour relationship with them. And trust me, they will be happy to look after your house if you are not there and help you whenever you need them. After all no man is an island, right?
I know, this world can be a nasty place, but if you do not socialize and take some time out for your neighbors, friends, relatives and other people, you may not have anyone as your back and then you may be lonely. Don’t forget that in difficult times you always need a shoulder to lean on and definitely not your phone. Actually you know what, we have got only one human life. And no matter what lame reason you may pull, but human life is the most gifted one. One life – live it, love it !

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The Art of Being Positive

By: Tanya Arya

Being positive is not only a thought but also your life. Positive thoughts not only help you overcome your problems but also make the journey of your life easier. We know it’s easier said than done and we don’t know about the problems in your life but a positive thought can make a big difference.
Positive thoughts are very powerful. It can change your life forever.
If you keep thinking of yourself as a failure you will be a failure and if you think of yourself as a winner you will be a winner not immediately but definitely. But remember you have to be realistic, you cannot ignore the problems.

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You have to recognise the problems and find a solution to it.
Reading this or many such articles on positive thinking won’t help you but incorporating the positive thoughts in your life will definitely help you. Try these:
1. Stop blaming yourself: Stop blaming yourself for all the problems in your life instead find solutions to the problems with a cool mind and remember we cannot change everything and everybody around us but we can change ourselves.
2. Be confident: Like a coin has two faces similarly life also has two phases. Your life never remains the same. It changes every day. Today may be dark but remember darkness is always followed by a silver lining.
3. Spread positivity: It’s very important to be optimistic but it is equally important to spread positivity. Remember the world is like a mirror and it reflects back what you show. So be positive and get positivity in return.
4. Start your day with Thanksgiving: Never start your day with recalling your problems or the mistakes of the previous day instead start your day with thanksgiving. Thank god for blessing you with a new day, for the opportunity to rectify your mistakes, for completing your unaccomplished tasks -the opportunity that many others did not get. Every new day comes with new opportunities.
5. Believe in yourself: We cannot choose our parents, we cannot choose the country we are born in, we cannot choose our siblings but positivity is a choice we all can make and we are never too late for it.
Be Positive!

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