INTEGRITY AND SCAM
Which is the most prominent thing we all saw during this pandemic..??? On one side, where people are helping and serving others, on the other side, people cheated people with more fraudster opportunities and scams to get the money out. Previously, the most popular scams were the selling of beautiful monuments, the printing of various countries’ currencies, Baker’s scam, stamp scam, share market scam, etc. But, nowadays people have turned and accepted modernization and today’s scams are all based on technology.
TECH SCAMS: Basically, a tech scam or a technical support scam is a type of fraud, where the scammers claim to offer the victims a variety of legitimate technical services. The scammers, with the use of social engineering and a variety of other tricks, build confidence among their victims that their laptop/ computer device or any mobile device is having a problem like any malware function or any virus.
The consumers also without knowing the fact trust the scammers and don’t realize their tricks of fraudulent services. The scammer will then indoctrinate the victim to pay the amount to fix the problem. The victim pays the amount to the scammer and once the payment is made, then, how the payment was transferred to the scammer or where the victim has paid the amount, cannot be detected in many cases. Finally, the victim loses all his money which is paid to the scammer, and once the money is gone it cannot be traced.
CYBERCRIME: Cybercrime also called computer crime, is a crime that involves a computer with a network. The computer is used as an instrument to commit illegal frauds and activities such as trafficking, stealing properties, tricking and targeting the victim’s money, property, and finance, violating the policies, and many other financial thefts, espionage too. Warren Buffett once described cybercrime as, the “number one problem to mankind
and real risk to humanity”. Computers involved in cybercrime are like a commission of the crime or the target itself. It harms someone’s security or financial health. As per the reports, the annual damage caused to the global economy in 2014 was $445 billion and it can go up to $10.5 trillion by 2025.
INTERNET FRAUD: Internet fraud is a type of Cybercrime or it is a deception where the criminal will take the help of the internet to cheat other persons. The crimes will hide their identity with the help of the Internet and provide fake information for the purpose of tricking victims’ money or property.
The difference between cybercrime and internet fraud is – that in the case of Internet fraud, the victim voluntarily provides information about money and finance.
THE MOST POPULAR CYBERCRIMES ARE :
*PHISHING: Phishing is the practice of tricking Internet users to reveal their personal or confidential information, which can then after be used illicitly. in today’s world, everyone would have received messages like,
– Your phone number won a lottery ticket of 25 lacs rupees, congratulations..!!
– tap on this link and you can win a million dollars…!!!
– e-mails and messages pretending to be a famous organization
These are the various ways through which cybercrimes commit phishing and the users turn into victims. The users, unknowingly, provide their confidential information including credit card details and addresses too…
* CYBER EXTORTION: Cyber extortion is a crime where someone is holding your confidential data until you pay the ransom. In this, the cybercriminals gain access to your computers and steal some of the confidential data, and then, they ask you to pay the ransom to release it.
* IDENTITY THEFT: Identity theft is a crime in which a person uses another person’s identity to commit fraud. Cybercriminals steal your personal information either from your credit cards or scan your identity cards and then accordingly make the transactions or cheat others.
INTEGRITY: What is integrity..?? Having a strong quality of moral principles. What are moral principles..?? The guidelines that people live by to make sure they are doing the right thing like Honesty… What is Honesty..?? Honesty states a refusal to steal, lie or deceive in any way. But doing a scam implies a yes to steal, lie or deceive in any way.
The scammers lose their integrity while doing a scam. Doing a scam can be a shortcut way to earning more money in a short period, but without integrity, moral principles, and honesty, how long will your earnings survive..?? Many people have lost their hard-earned money in scams.
Firstly, the scammers, who already lost their integrity, make the users believe in them by stealing their money. After the scam, they will break that trust. Because of these many scams, people have actually forgotten to trust or believe anyone. As per the present scenario, the relations are already in a bad condition. And now, if the scams are going to continue in the same way, then how will people believe in another person? Then, slowly, there will be no trust, no faith, no belief. If all these things don’t occur, then imagine, “how is life going to be..??”
IMPORTANT NOTICE: If these scams will continue in the same way, then probably, The next generation will not see honesty, integrity, moral principles, and faith.
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HOW LIFE WITHOUT ENTERTAINMENT WOULD BE
LIFE WITHOUT ENTERTAINMENT
We all have wondered what life would be like without gadgets or wealth,( life without entertainment) but have you ever considered what life without entertainment ?. Probably, it would be as boring as watching a dry painting. I guess you won’t ever know if you never had a time in life without entertainment.
If we would ever imagined your life without entertainment, that means we don’t have cell phones but just traditional phones. Present day’s cell phones have become the main source of entertainment since the 2000’s. As a daily habit, even a teenager is using a cell phone and social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and many more to fill their free time. Without these , teenagers would’ve been freaked out and become miserable without such sources of fun from technology. And without these cell phones , MP3 players, laptops, headphones, books, TVs or even VRs would not exist.
If we do not have these technology, we would not know how to spend our leisure time. If we live without entertainment, we would be able to go to amusement parks or circus and also to book stores, have tours at the beach, and can never have parties, which can lead to a very dull life.
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ESPORTS – A NEW WORLD
Esports is also known as electronic sports is a form of gaming and competition of video games. Esports always deals with online multiplayer games and professonal gaming competitions between players or teams. Even though games were invented long back, these got largely popular in the 21st century. Gaming competitions are played between gamers across different places and they will be streamed live to the audience. By the 2010s the gaming developers saw a big rise in the gaming industry and also led to creation of more advanced game designs.
Gaming types include first person shooter (FPS), battle royale, multiplayer and many more.
VIDEO GAME DESIGN
Along with the game, a spectator mode is given for every game to observe the gameplay of the teammates. This allows us to split strategies between players and teams in an online league or tournament. Games like Call of duty allows this type of feature.
The most common method of playing a game. Internet plays a major role in providing stability and accuracy in gaming field. And online mode allows us to make connections with people around the globe. Internet allows players to show their skills and IQ in the game. More importantly, most of the competitions take place online only.
Number of games are popular among the competitors. Mostly, people tend to play fighting, shooting, racing and multiplayer games.
Some of the popular games include :
5) Call of Duty
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DEJA VU – A STRANGE EXPERIENCE
Sometimes, we feel like we experience Deja Vu. But what is Deja vu ?
Why do we feel like that ?
What is the science behind this experience ?
Deja Vu derives from a French word which means “already seen”. It is a feeling that one has experienced the present situation before. Scientific researches say that it is a strong memory recollection, the time, the place and the context of that previous situation. People who travel frequently or watch films are more likely to experience deja vu when compared to others. Others experience deja vu in fragile conditions and high pressure. Meanwhile, deja vu decreases with age.
TYPES AND SCIENTIFIC REASONS
Two types of Deja Vu are considered
1) Pathological Deja Vu
Pathological Deja Vu occurs frequently and also has symptoms like hallucinations which may be an indicator of psychological or neurological stress.
2) Non-Pathological Deja Vu
Normal people who do not have any mental health issues experience this type of Deja Vu. This is so common and it is not due to stress. This occurs because of recollecting old memories.
Deja Vu is simply an electric discharge in brain , creating a strong sensation of an event that has happened before. Deja Vu is associated with Migraines and as well as temporal lobe epilepsy. Researchers also found link between deja vu and certain mental health issues like anxiety, dissociative identity disorder and schizophrenia. But scientists failed to find the correlations between deja vu and schizophrenia.
Researchers also experimented genetics while considering deja vu. But there is not even a single gene connected to deja vu.
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LAZINESS AND PHYSICAL FITNESS
TITLE : LAZINESS AND PHYSICAL FITNESS
WHAT IS LAZINESS :
As per a famous quote given by Bill Gates, “I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job because he will find an easy way to do it”. Yes, it’s true..!! Lazy person’s will show their lazyish behavior and complete the work without putting more effort in it.
But we should not forget the other side of being lazy which is explained in this quote, “Success is not easy and it is certainly not for the lazy”. As per the definition of laziness it means, if someone is lazy, “they do not want to work or make any effort to do anything”.
Why does a person become lazy..?? Is it any particular characteristic of a person or a set of his behaviour or habits or something else.. Many people give different opinions to describe laziness, but still the concept of laziness is totally not understood.
As per study and research, laziness is caused due to three reasons : psychological problems, physical problems and our lifestyle.
PHYSICAL CAUSES FOR LAZINESS :
If you are feeling lazy, it can be due to lack of vitamins or tiredness caused by any medical condition. The following are the reasons for physical laziness :
3. Lack of iron
5. too much exercise
6. no exercise
8. chronic fatigue
PSYCHOLOGICAL CAUSES FOR LAZINESS :
If a person frequently experiences low mood or a lack of motivation and tiredness, it can be caused due to the mental health condition of a person. The following are the reasons for psychological laziness :
3. bipolar disorder
LIFESTYLE CAUSES FOR LAZINESS :
Even your lifestyle or your way of living can also be a reason for making you lazy. The following are the reasons for psychological laziness:
1. lack of sleep
2. consumption of alcohol
3. unbalanced diet
4. feeling stressed
5. lack of motivation
LAZINESS AND PHYSICAL FITNESS :
It is very important to fix a lazy person and it is only possible by maintaining physical health. Physical Health can be taken care of by maintaining the following procedures like – Regular exercise, balanced nutrition, and adequate rest – all contribute to good health.
But again the question is how lazy people will do exercises..??? But, for them, exercise is like a surefire way to get rid from laziness. Exercises will increase energy levels, improve moods, reduce stress, anxiety, depression and make them stay motivated.
So following are the different ways by which the lazy person’s will maintain their physical health and also he will turn fit in laziest ways :
EXERCISING AS A GAME :
# FIRST GAME :
You should aim to do 10 push-ups in 10 sit-ups everyday. Once you get used to this game, you can increase it by raising your pace.
# SECOND GAME :
Play your favourite song and set your mind to work or run on the length of that song. You can raise your pace up, by updating your playlist.
# THIRD GAME :
You can do workouts in your own comfort zone by not moving from the sofa or the lounge on which you are sitting. Take walks or jog or any abs workout, some triceps during the commercial ads, while watching your favourite show.
# FOURTH GAME :
Play any dance number and hit the dance floor. If a person is not interested in doing exercises, then you can opt for this game too. Dance will burn calories and will not make you feel as if you are doing any exercise.
# FIFTH GAME :
Trekking, running, swimming, walking, aerobics, zumba, cycling, Kayaking, surfing etc… Select any game for each day and raise up your pace to improve your fitness and health.
CHALLENGING SELF :
# ENTER A VIRTUAL FITNESS CHALLENGE :
Many websites are giving the challenges to work towards your physical fitness. Join any of the websites as it will give you a goal and motivation to start working on your physical fitness.
# PAMPERING YOUR MIND :
we can pamper our mind by challenging ourselves like if I do new workouts, new exercises, then I can buy new clothes for my new looks.
# DRAG A FRIEND :
You can drag any of your friends or family members, who are also exercise-lovers, who will encourage you and also give you a little competition to do the work-outs…
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HAITI AND MUD COOKIES
TITLE – HAITI AND MUD COOKIES
TODAY’S REALITY :
If I ask, what are the basic resources which we need to survive in today’s world..?? The reply will be MONEY and FOOD. That’s true… When we are hungry and if we have money in our hand, we go out to buy our favourite food stuff like pizza, burger, french fries, noodles, pastries, cookies etc… to feed our tummy.
PARALLEL LIVING – WITHOUT RESOURCES :
But do you know, there are many people who don’t have these basic resources too for living, then, how will they feed their tummy..??? There are few countries, where people don’t have even the basic resources like food and money. Then how will they be feeding their tummy…???
LIFE OF HAITIANS :
HAITI, one of the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere, don’t even have the basic resources for their everyday life and due to the scarcity of food and money, in the country, people started feeding their tummy with the DIRT.
MUD COOKIES IN HAITI :
People in HAITI are eating dirt in the form of cookies, which are also called “MUD COOKIES ”, Galette or bonbon tè.. The scarcity of food has turned mud into cookies, for the Haitians.
MUD AS A SUPPLEMENT :
It is believed that, due to the mineral content in the mud, the cookies were given as a dietary supplement to pregnant women and children. The Haitian’s believed that the mud has calcium in it which can be used as antacid and also for nutrition too.
MUD COOKIES AND HAITI :
In Haiti, almost 80% of the population is below the poverty line. This made the starving locals desperate for food and created cookies from mud for their survival. Sadly speaking, the people of Haiti are regularly eating these cookies and they are now so used to these cookies that it has become a normal practice for them.
HOW THIS MUD COOKIES ARE MADE..??
The main ingredients in making these cookies are edible clay, salt and vegetable shortening. Edible clay is collected from the nation’s central plateau and is moved to the market in trucks. The women who prepare the cookies, purchase the mud from the market and take it to the towns to make it.
Firstly, the dirt is strained to remove the clumps and rocks. Then, the strained edible clay or dirt is mixed up with salt and vegetable shortening or fat to form flat discs. These discs are left out in the sun to bake. Then, finally the discs, which turn into cookies, are then sold in the market.
These cookies are made in different quantities, as per the affordability of the people. The taste of these cookies are described as a smooth consistency that immediately dries the mouth with a pungent aftertaste of dirt having lingered for hours.
IS EATING EDIBLE CLAY OR SOIL, HEALTHY..??
Truly speaking, mud has no nutritional value. But the people of Haiti have no alternative to overcome the food scarcity and high prices. They are forced to create these cookies and eat them.
Haitians believe that the mud contains calcium but it is strongly disputed by the doctors who warn of tooth decay, constipation and even more worse issues or problems in health. Dirt also contains a lot of potassium which leads to high blood potassium, which increases the risk of cardiac arrest.
Eating dirt can also expose you to bacteria, toxic heavy metals and parasites. Haiti is also facing some mortality issues like respiratory infections, tuberculosis, diarrhoea and eating dirt will worsen the situation.
Even the immune system is getting weak from people eating mud. The water supply in Haiti is often contaminated. Sadly, this contaminated water is making its way in the soil and as well as for the people who are drinking it, which makes the people much more sicker than they already are.
On a serious note, the people of the country need to do all they can to help themselves
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