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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

How often do you hear complaints from your friends about their partners? If not complaints, don’t they come up to you to unload their heavy hearts?

Honestly, I had always been this complaint box, where people come up to and dump their relationship’s pain. Yesterday, while commuting in public-transit, I came across a commuter who continuously blabbered about his broken love life.

Learning from others’ pain, I‘ve realized that we are making our relationships toxic in the quest to acquire and experience everything fast.

Whether you’re in a relationship or not, you can distinguish a healthy relationship from a toxic…

#4. The way they enter the room

You don’t have to be a psychological expert in reading people’s behavior. We all have that inner power to discern that can tell us a lot about people’s personalities.

If not, we can always develop that skill.

As a child, I was always intrigued by people’s dual-faced behavior. Sometimes their actions and words did not match. I didn’t get it.

Though humans had developed a science of communicating thoughts, expressions, and feelings through speech, they often used body language to display their aversions, love, liking, hate, etc. And I wanted to learn that subtle language.

An American novelist Carol Plum-Ucci…

Read these books that train your mind to think.

A man curbing his overthinking by reading.
A man curbing his overthinking by reading.

We all have different reasons to read books. Some of us read to learn, while some read to escape boredom.

My relationship with books is different. I read to limit my wasteful thinking. If I am not reading, I am overthinking and contemplating trivialities. So, I always try to read something that elevates my thinking.

However, I read only those books that either help me do something about my thinking or life.

Since childhood, I have read many books. …

Spiritual Secret#26

I had limited my socializing.
I stopped going to parties.
I ceased making new connections.

It wasn't something that I did on purpose. But I enjoyed myself.

Solitude and silence attracted me more than social connections. The taste of spiritual silence was so delicious that I didn’t want to spoil it with the material noise.

Everyone began to call me a jerk because of my sudden change in behavior.

To gain acceptance, I tried to explain myself. But the more I tried, the more harm I did to myself. Maniac. Mad. Lunatic. …

Outsmart your smart devices before they consume you.

A girl finding smart ways to limit her screen time.
A girl finding smart ways to limit her screen time.

We are using more screens now than ever before. Kids are homeschooling while adults are working from home. So, our screen times have skyrocketed.

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that we all have a new soulmate — smartphones. Wherever we go, they accompany us; morning walks, dinner table, and even bathroom.

According to an online survey in January 2021, people spend around 3 hours and 15 minutes a day only on phones, excluding their other screen usage.

Isn’t this an alarming situation?

No matter how hard we justify our screen time usage, we can’t deny the fact that we’re…

Here’s what I do to get back to my reading delight.

Reader’s block
Reader’s block

Reading books is cathartic for me.

It is the best getaway from the hustle and bustle of the material world. I find my solace in books.

Some of us read for fun or as a hobby, while some of us read to self-improve.

Whatever the reason may be, all the voracious readers suffer from an overwhelming urge to read all the books but can’t concentrate on any of them. That is called a reader’s block.

Haven’t you had this feeling at a library or a bookstore or at home where there are plenty of books, and you can’t decide which…

Spirituality is more than meditation.

Disclaimer: This story, in no way, is meant to hurt anyone’s feelings and sentiments. I do not claim to have any extraordinary spiritual knowledge, but I present here my understanding of spirituality. If you are intolerant of reading different perspectives, please do not proceed further.

I had always been a spiritual person from my childhood. My father was a science guy who would find reasonings through research, while my mother was spiritual by nature.

Though science did not intrigue me as much as spirituality did, I was taught to bolster my beliefs based on both — spiritual concepts and science.

Karma is more than just the “law of cause and effect.”

A girl reading a cheat sheet about karma.
A girl reading a cheat sheet about karma.

Whenever we hear the word Karma, the first thing that comes to our mind is — the law of cause and effect.

However, there’s so much more to it. Since there is a lot of negativity engulfing this concept, we often use terms like “Karma is B*tch,” or, “Be aware of your Karma, it’s coming for you,” and so on. We have primarily been using it either to prove a point or to degrade someone.

This fact signifies that we have not entirely understood the concepts of Karma.

So, there are a lot of questions that we need to answer…

Here’s how not to let unemployment affect your mental health.

Times are tough. People are losing jobs. Many talented and deserving candidates are becoming the victims of the Covid-gifted recession.

As a result, mental health-related cases are doubling every day. A recent study confirms that 7 out of 10 people in Canada are battling some mental illness or another. These statistics trigger a bigger concern than unemployment.

But what can we do about it?

Though we can’t change the job market situation, we can surely change how we deal with it. We can take care of our mental health. …

A lesser-known fascinating story about the Nobel Prize

The merchant of death who commemorated peace.
The merchant of death who commemorated peace.

“The merchant of death is dead!

The merchant of death is dead!”

This headline was all over the news. All the leading French newspapers and magazines in 1888 published an obituary with this title. Everyone was rejoicing the death of the person who sold death on the wholesale market.

But, who was the merchant of death?

Alfred Nobel.

Yes, you read it right!

If you're still wondering who Alfred Nobel was, let me tell you that he’s the Nobel Prize founder. But why was he dishonored with this blasphemous title?

Why was Alfred Nobel titled “The Merchant of Death”? …

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