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SMILE – A SOOTHING HEALER

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An innocence on your face, a reply to any challenge, an expression of affection, an attitude we carry – all this is possible only with a 440 Watts smile. Many of us have seen the images of Lord Shri Krishna, the writer of SHRIMAD BHAGWAT GITA, who always has a beautiful smile on his face. When I used to see his images, I always wondered and thought, Why is HE always smiling… why can’t HE give any other expression..??? But now I understood why he always used to smile. He showed the world that a smiling face can do
wonders.
– a smile, can give the daringness to accept the challenges
– a smile, can strengthen your focus even in the battlefield
– a smile, can help you in forgiving others
– a smile, can be a reply to many illogical questions
– a smile can be your attitude
– a smile can show your simplicity
– a smile can ease your difficulty in living
– a smile is used to express positive feelings, from happiness to gratitude to affection

REASONS TO SMILE :

1. SMILE ELEVATES A LONG LIFESPAN:

One 2010, a study found that genuine, intense smiling is associated with longer life. A smile releases positivity, gives peace to your mind and this leads to a long life span of years by maintaining happiness, good vibes, moods etc…. Overall, happy people seem to enjoy better health and longevity.

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2. SMILE DECREASES STRESS AND PAIN :

Smile helps in preventing us from looking tired and overwhelmed and it can also help us in decreasing the stress. Believe it or not, a
smile can reduce stress and pain. Even if you don’t feel like smiling or even if you are putting a fake smile on your face that isn’t genuine, then too the stress levels will come down. When you are stressed, take the time to put on a smile. You and those around you will reap the benefits. A smile not only relieves your stress and elevates your mood, but it also relaxes
your body and reduces physical pain, because Smiling is a natural drug.

3. SMILE MAKES US LOOK YOUNG AND ATTRACTIVE :

We naturally love those persons who always have a smile on their face as it brings the vibes of positivity in their attitude and
their work. Not only smiling makes a person look more attractive, but it can also make you look more youthful. The ​muscles we use to smile also lift the face, making a person appear younger.

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BENEFITS OF SMILING :

We cannot deny the fact that when a person smiles, he feels the good power of his happy facial expression. We humans are only born with the ability to smile, but as we age goes on, we smile less often. One of the research shows that children smile on an average of 400 times per day, as compared to the average happy adult, who smiles 40-50 times per day while the typical adult smiles only 20 times a day. The following are the various benefits of smile, which can bring a beautiful smile on my face. So, after knowing the benefits of your smile, it’s time to bring a broad cute smile on your face:

1. IMPROVES MOOD :

Endorphins are the natural pain relievers that can boost up your mood, and by smiling we can release Endorphins, which can boost up the mood as well as bring positivity in your thoughts. According to a study, facial expressions, such as smiling, can improve one’s mood, make the person feel happier and positive.

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2. LOWER HEART RATE AND BLOOD PRESSURE :

Smiling slows the heart rate and relaxes the body. People who smile and laugh often are less likely to develop heart disease.
A smile also has an impactful benefit on blood pressure. Smiling seems to reduce blood
pressure too.
3. Reduces stress
4. Pain reliever
5. Strengthens the immune system
6. Increase endurance
7. Gives positive vibes
8. Makes you look attractive

WHY A SMILE IS POWERFUL..??

As MOTHER TERESA said, “we shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do”. When a person smiles it takes his/her 26 whole muscles to smile. Smiling is a very simple act but has a powerful impact. It is a universally recognized expression of happiness,
transcending language barriers. When you smile, the whole world will be a better place. Even a simple smile, whether it is genuine or fake or forced, will prompt the brain to produce endorphins, which are natural pain relievers, causing positive emotions, a happier life and sometimes a smile is even contagious… why? Because when you smile, the other people who see you will also smile and may get rid of a few problems…. so a smile is contagious.

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COST OF A SMILE:

A smile is free of cost… it cost you nothing but gives you much more than expected. It takes a moment for you to smile but the memories of that moment lasts forever. A smile can neither be begged or borrowed nor be purchased or stolen from anyone. A smile brings happiness in home, nourishes goodwill and boosts the bonding of friendship. It is like a cherishment to the disheartened people, giving rest to the tired people, brightening like sunshine to the sad people. In short, “A SMILE IS AN ANTIDOTE FOR
MANY TROUBLES”…

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HOW LIFE WITHOUT ENTERTAINMENT WOULD BE

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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.

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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

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ESPORTS

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.

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VIDEO GAME DESIGN

Spectator Mode

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.

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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.

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POPULAR GAMES

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 :

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1) Fortnite

2) BGMI

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3) Minecraft

4) Counter Strike

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5) Call of Duty

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DEJA VU – A STRANGE EXPERIENCE

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Sometimes, we feel like we experience Deja Vu. But what is Deja vu ?

Why do we feel like that ?

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What is the science behind this experience ?

DEJA VU

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.

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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.

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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.

MEDICAL DISORDERS

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.

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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

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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”.

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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.

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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 :

1. diabetes
2. hypothyroidism
3. Lack of iron
4. dehydration
5. too much exercise
6. no exercise
7. heat
8. chronic fatigue

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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 :

1. depression
2. anxiety
3. bipolar disorder

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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

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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.

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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.

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# 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.

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# 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.

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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.

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# 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

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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.

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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…???

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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On a serious note, the people of the country need to do all they can to help themselves

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