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Optimistic Blogpost

Why You have every reason to be cheerful and…

Especially nowadays, covered by media in every direction, it becomes very important to be mentally stable and physically vigorous. Safety concerns bother a lot of people, particularly the gentle sex. Even men need to think of self-defense and both the sexes should avoid lonely outings; avoid late nights out and remote places. In addition, give serious thought to what happens in case of a sudden attack. It does make a lot of sense to have a mechanism in place! Don’t fool yourself that all is well all the time.

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Only in comparative safety, good diet, exercise, stable health, and relationships is it possible to get ” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>cheerful, friendly and optimistic. Once on the right track, religiously avoid thoughts and stories of depression, violence, and evil. Such experiences might cause a relapse of dark symptoms if you suffered them earlier. Turn the back upon such negative thoughts and experiences. Keep the attention diverted all the time, focused on the lighter side of life.

To be Optimistic Start with the Wow Social Media

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The world of success and laughter, music, and hope, parties, and friends is everywhere; you just have to find them. Start with social media for instance. As soon as you hook up, get ready for a swarm of friends, based on common interests most often. Don’t let the mind dwell on the possibilities of online dangers. Millions enjoy social media each day.

That is the core secret of a happy existence! Though we know that dangers exist, we happily travel and embark on vacations to distant remote vacations across continents along with families.  Perhaps racing on the street does indicate desperation and recklessness of some sort but how can we rationally explain all the common indulgences that have now become routine?

Control you mind to achieve happiness

Train the mind, learning a crucial lesson from the Buddhists that everything originates in the mind. Dedicated to the elevation of all sentient beings and sincerely being compassionate and helpful does go a long way to achieve happiness that is the basis of cheer and optimism.

A smiling face and a cool body language are welcomed with open arms everywhere. Becoming a social butterfly perhaps is the answer. You must have seen such uncommon individuals perhaps of middle age who bring cheer wherever they go. Maybe envy and jealously follow them around too but it cannot be denied that they bring the gift of laughter everywhere.  Like media celebrities, they attract like magnets.

Private thoughts would have to be sacrificed to some extent for the sake of the group. Adopt a nice and friendly approach, reflecting a genuine concern for the well-being of the group and even for strangers. Since we live in a society, is there not a commonly shared responsibility?

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Live for the moment, existing in the here and now, alive to the happenings not only in the neighborhood but around the world. Practice empathy and participate in the feelings and actions of the others. No man or woman is an island but must be connected to the world through bridges of understanding. Build some bridges.

Practice healthy habits, observe regular eating times, and sleep at regular hours too. Allot time judiciously like a system to work, and avoid multitasking that is the curse of the modern times. Having too much to do at once is much worse than having nothing to do at all.

You could read appropriate books but that is a matter of interest. Mindfulness is the habit that leads to cheerfulness and optimistic because you recognize the essential you. Remain like the rock in the midst of the ocean waves, unaffected by all the storms of life.

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Can You See Many Little Advertisements Online Popping Up…


Come to think of it, there is really no escape from those advertisements bothering you across print media, broadcasting and now online! Yet we all know that they keep the industry running and engender enormous revenues in some sense. Where would we be without that enormous exchange of information that brings sellers and buyers together? Ads do generate euphoria too.

• The Google Adsense magic has indeed taken the online world by storm. Those millions of small websites could generate tidy incomes by allowing Adsense to include the little banners and text messages that keep coming and going alongside the real stuff. It is hard to believe that Adsense gives rise to billions in revenue for Google and the future is only getting better. In fact Adsense contributes to Adchoices too.

• Adchoices is certainly a mighty achievement and the work of genius. The interest based advertising idea takes the cue from surfing habits and generates ads in keeping with the surfer’s interests. What it means is that the program keeps track of websites visited. If the person visits many tourism sites, Adchoices may suggest some glorious vacation destinations. Though it does seem like privacy invasion, surfers may be flattered and bring home some valid ideas.

• The present is certainly the age of the small things. The Adwords advertising program basically consists of about 135 characters, reminding of Twitter messages! Those little ads go a long way on national and international distribution. CPC or cost per click advertising and cost per thousand impressions or cost per mile are the different methods to bring in revenue. When you wish to advertise, be prepared to pay. We can well imagine how many advertisements are doing the rounds online at this very moment.

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An Eternity Of School And College Education Begins For…

Lost in the excitement of married life, we hardly envision the future when the toddler makes it to the first day at school. Reaching that tender school going age was hard enough with all the baby sitting and nurses and doctors. Health issues, learning parenting, walking and lisping had their trials and tribulations amidst the mystical joy concerning each little aspect. Look at all those glossy pictures that form a little biography already from year to year!

Perhaps the upper classes do not have much to worry about in terms of education, jobs, marriages and future of their children. For almost everyone else, the immensity of the nightmare is just dawning. Finding an appropriate school within an affordable budget and that includes the donation would keep you rushing like mad. If lucky, some wise advice may come from the neighbor in the apartment block or the swimming instructor.

Getting The School Life Together

Besides the money question, the problem of uniforms, bags and books besides safe transport within a reasonable distance from home can be formidable tasks. Why not boarding schools that take much of the fuss away? Yet many parents especially mothers cannot imagine life in the absence of the child from home. Boarding schools are far more expensive than the usual day school but would result in the independence of spirit in the child so important for the 21st century citizen.

Naturally the parents are wide eyed and beaming with an intense happiness during the primary years. Yet we realize that the eternity is only commencing. Good academic performance would take care of the child’s future yet many find themselves dependent upon tuitions. Expenditure once again arises with additional transport and fees.

Lucky is the child so well adjusted to the school culture that ten years or more are spent in the same institution. In many cases the parents for whatever reason end up changing schools several times during the twelve years. Maybe the child failed, had discipline problems or simply did not like the buildings, teachers or students. Further expenses arise then with a fresh donation, new uniforms and perhaps books too if the examination board undergoes a change. In genuine cases there may be no cause to regret if some strong benefit arises in the life of the child. If it is merely fussiness, things may not go so well in the future!

Ego it seems observes no limits and joining clubs, buying digital stuff and practicing hobbies could all turn out to be very expensive. A child getting spoiled at the school going age itself is becoming rather common even with substance abuse, the misuse of the internet and money problems. Violence is only one of the serious issues that crop us on school campuses.

The College Adventure Commences At Last

Lucky indeed are the parents whose child has survived schooling and produced an academic percentage that qualifies for higher things. By that time the grown up teenager is waiting to indulge in further adventure and has an inkling of what waits in college and university. The college entry is the second round of the parental battles. College courses often decide the life and career of the child. Campus recruitments in many cases provide plush appointments that may remain forever, leading to ample positions and payments.

The tension filled days have begun once again and planning must take place well in advance. Luckily the all powerful online media in addition to the broadcasting and print media deliver a world of information that puts you up to date. It is hardly necessary to travel to far away colleges and institutes any more. They would happily oblige if you filled up the contact form online or downloaded the prospectus.

Yet the digital life sometimes seems unsatisfactory. The human touch seems to be receding. Though smarter and faster than the traditional practice, the older generation would certainly feel that something is lacking. In any case, many colleges have been applied to and the decision waits.

Children Nowadays Aim For Higher Degrees

Enrolling in tutorials with an eye on the entrance examinations only makes things more complicated and far more expensive. Yet it is often worth the while in most cases. Children nowadays are not content with anything less than the master’s degree or maybe even the doctorate. The undergraduate course sufficed in the olden days but is nowadays hardly considered any more.

The Value Of Professional Qualifications

Perhaps children should be in search of lucrative appointments early rather than be accumulating degrees. Seniority at work is perhaps as important as academic qualifications. Opportunities for study may arise later too after getting sponsored in many cases by employers themselves.

Study opportunities in evening colleges, online courses and distance education would also help in consolidating academic qualifications at a later date. Yet most who accumulate degrees do find openings higher on the corporate ladder like those who must do an MBA before starting any job at all!

We must agree that parents are superhuman for having survived that one and half decades or more of the child’s education! In many cases, having more than one child turns out to be greater risks and greater adventures! In countries where education is subsidized and scholarships offered to the meritorious like in Bhutan, the parental problems are somewhat alleviated. Even then the moral strength required to persevere through more than a decade of schooling itself can be most daunting, followed by the uncertainties of college.

Don’t forget the food, medicine, clothes and whatever else that are required for the child’s success. Ample reasons for the aged parents to expect something in return but many children fail that duty, sadly. Parents too have their egos and insist upon their own sparse pension incomes and dilapidated accommodations. Life is like that strangely enough when it comes to the sunset years.

Are there any alternatives? In advanced America, children obtain loans to educate themselves and may well be repaying loans into their fifties! Backward economies cannot certainly imagine such a scenario. Insurance is a precious commodity that should cover every aspect of life like health. What if education could be covered to?

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The Desire For Illusions Often Hides The Search For…

The age old question of what is real and what is fake continues to bother us all the time. Yet when we are engrossed in daily life battles, everything seems to be pushed under the carpet. We live for today in most cases though we need to prepare for tomorrow and save for retired life. The frenzy of 21st century living leaves little time to stand and stare.

What are the theories about realities and illusions? Some religious perceptions do believe that everything we behold is merely a mirage with no reality behind it. That approach has its meaning all right in the sense that nothing is really permanent. Everything is in the grip of continuous transformation.

Yet we have our permanent addresses as if we would live there forever. Even mausoleums like the Taj Mahal and the Pyramids in Egypt may not last forever. Both life and death cannot last permanently it seems.

Yet the illusion of everlasting life helps us persevere on the glorious path of life. If we are constantly bothered by the idea of non-existence, would we be able to work through the decades for the sake of children? Would the government five year plans be possible? What about the long term loans that needs to be paid up across fifteen or twenty years maybe?

Art and culture, religion and the media are constantly playing up the illusions. Advertising cleverly attracts people to beauty treatments for example and movies of course are dream merchants.

Strangely enough, some oriental cultures like the Chinese are constantly reminding themselves of realities like death. In fact they grieve at birth and celebrate at deaths.

Does that mean that we should be so much concerned about wars and tragedies that we forget to be happy? Maybe the cocoon of illusions is better so that we can enjoy all that life has to offer. Yet let us be conscious of realities and have our feet firmly on the ground. Getting carried away by the illusory is the ultimate danger to be guarded against.

 

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The Football Legend Called Alessandro Del Pierro

Pele considers him one of the 100 living football greats! Maradona prefers his feeling for the game over Frenchman Zidane. Millions who glimpsed him across television screens, captivated by his effortless game, would vouch for that. Italian legend Alessandro del Pierro presently shines with Delhi Dynamos FC in the ongoing Indian Super League. If scoring goals are what football is really all about, the passionate footballer nicknamed The Real Phenomenon is the 10 all-time highest scorer in the Champions League. Playing an attractive, attacking game was ever del Pierro’s football philosophy. He might as well say that after playing more than two decades of the game. He is now 40, ripe for a football genius.

It may be necessary to know the man to understand the footballer!  Sonia Amoruso is the lucky wife, together since 1990 and they have three children. He bore the Olympic Flame for the 2006 Winter Olympics and has a taste for music too. Alessandro del Pierro contributed his bit for charity for victims of AIDS and abandoned children. Known for his sense of humor, he appears in advertising broadcasts for Adidas and Pepsi, among others. Truly a multi-faceted diamond if ever there was one.

Highlights Of A Stupendous Career
A creative guy hard at work would quite sum up the mighty wonder as he shines in international circuits. The highest achievement does seem to be the stupendous goals at every stage of his career; he was instrumental in winning tournaments wherever he played. Play to Win would be his mighty weapon.

Alessandro received the coveted Italian Footballer of the Year Award in 1998 and 2008. His 345 goals in Italian football put him only in second place behind with 390 goals.

On the national level, his career reads like a fairy tale indeed. He played for Italy in three FIFA World Cup and four UEFA European Football Championships. Italy won the 2006 FIFA World Cup and reached the final of UEFA Euro 2000. At present, del Pierro along with Roberto Baggio is the fourth all-time highest goal scorer with 27 goals in 91 matches. He scored 2 goals for Italy in 12 World Cup matches and 1 goal in 13 European Championship appearances.

It was playing for Juventus for 19 dramatic years from 1993 to 2012 that spanned 705 matches and 289 goals.  Early in his stunning career, del Pierro was part of the trident formation of 4-3-3 under Lippi as the coach. As a striker on the outside, he had pace and technique and constantly strove for the goal. The Injury came in 1998, resulting in muscle strengthening exercise. Later came the Juventus captaincy for del Pierro when Lippi returned. All along the way, the image of the great goal scorer remained to enthrall and excite eager fans.

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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard close to completion of LA…

Steven Gerrard, the Liverpool legend is just a couple of days away from signing a historic deal with MLS side LA Galaxy. The deal is worth an astonishing $6 million every year for a total of 18 months. The 34-year-old made his debut for Liverpool on 29th November in the year 1998. Since then he has made a total of 695 appearances for the club scoring 180 goals. Gerrard also has 114 caps for his national side scoring 21 goals. Recently retired from international football after the 2014 world cup, Gerrard is finally on his way to the MLA side.

Gerrard’s exit follows a disappointed season last year where they almost won the title, snatched from their hands at the last moment. This would have been their first EPL title since 1990, when the team was led to their 18th premier league title by Alan Hansen. Gerrard will begin his final campaign for Liverpool when they face AFC Wimbledon for a third round encounter at the FA cup. One of the biggest achievements of Gerrard’s football career was when he led his side to its 5th champion’s league victory in 2005 against AC Milan. It was a dramatic victory and one that will be cherished by Liverpool fans for decades to come.

Gerrard is following the footsteps of his fellow country man Frank Lampard who left Chelsea to join New York City FC, later to be loaned back to 2013 champions Manchester City. Steven Gerrard may be leaving Liverpool but his contributions for his club side as well for England will be in the memory of football fans forever.

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Sexual Mores of Men: Is it more psychological than…

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Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women’s Sexual Fantasies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The stereotyped gender roles have indoctrinated us into thinking that men are more obsessed with sex than women. The general perception is that men tend to idealize about sex more than women. However, recent surveys and groundbreaking research on this subject has thrown up startling facts that can go a long way in busting the myths that had hitherto been regarded as truisms.
Current research and surveys indicate that men have exaggerated sexual notions
Research is undertaken by the Duke University in USA conclusively established through its study on different sexual attitudes of both the genders, that:-
 Women are more keen to discuss sexual issues than men
 Men put up a pretence of being more interested in sex to demonstrate their masculinity and to fit into gender typecast
 Both men and women tend to overemphasize the number of times they engage in sex when they’re in an exalted state of mind
The researchers carried out an assessment on nearly 200 subjects (comprising both men and women) regarding the sexual mores of both the sexes. The subjects were told to register their sexual activities and ideas in an online diary for one month based on specific parameters like urge to engage in sex, the intensity of participation, dysfunction or discomfiture, and number of orgasms.
In the ultimate review, where participants in the survey were required to fill up an online questionnaire from, researchers came to the conclusion that men were more likely to overstate their sexual engagements, especially if they were in excellent mood, compared to women. To be more specific, males would have a tendency to overstressed that they had multiple sexual partners or had engaged in sex numerous times. Towards that end, women tended to be more guarded.

The study revealed that women are less interested or eager to talk about their sexual activities. They had the temperament and the character to suppress facts about their sexual life. Men on the other hand, were more candid and willing to relate about their sexual activities and thoughts even to those with whom they had a passing acquaintance. However, there was nothing anomalous in the sexual attitudes or mores that the participants in the survey reflected rather they were just trying to live up to their stereotypical roles according to their genders.

In another study, the subjects were hooked up with lie detector apparatuses while they answered questions relating to their sexual notions. It was found that men lied about the number of sexual partners they had or the number of times they had engaged in sexual romps with a partner. In this regard, women were not very willing to reveal facts about their sexual activities and less forthcoming to converse about sexual issues.

One’s mood also had a considerable impact when it came to reporting about sexual indulgences irrespective of the individual’s gender. So, a person would be more prone to overrate his or her sexual exploits if he or she was in a noticeably good frame of mind. Conversely, if someone was feeling down and out, he or she was more likely to underestimate their sexual urges or not attach much importance to his or her sexual appetite.

 

 

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Belief beyond faith: Always a Debatable Issue

I don’t believe in existence of God.You know why? My personal feeling is, there is no such God  in this Universe. Everything in this World happening only because of YOU! But this belief may vary to individual to individual. From my childhood days I have seen so many people worship God because of personal well-being, for wealth and prosperity in every sense. But I didn’t get any real justification for that from anybody.I feel all weak heart-ed person worship God.

Am I wrong?

May be I am wrong! If a superpower or GOD exists everything what we want desperately will get.What we can’t do a superpower should able to do.If I want to be rich, Is there anybody to make me rich enough to get everything what I need to fulfill my dreams?

No, for that I need to work hard, change my profession, probably by that also I couldn’t get that richness which I wish to be. Is there any contribution from superpower/God to get that richness?Everything you need to do for your betterment, so why I should belief in God or a superpower?

 If you love somebody or something does we get that every time? Why not? If there is a super power in this Universe we should get that. Don’t you think that every human has the right to achieve what they want to be, or what they need eagerly in his life. If I want winter in summer season, is it possible to get ? Practically it is not possible, we can’t change our climatic condition. Any super power can do this?Ask yourself for each question arises in you mind.

I don’t belief for every Good there is God behind. Do you think so? If there is any contradiction in God believer’s mind please share with me. I love to know your honest views.

 

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A light heart lives long…

I saw the drizzle dropping on the mountain range! When I was on the way to Nathu La and  Changu Lake, Gangtok I felt an enchanting pleasure to view the conversion of drizzle into snow fall.It was so romantic, you can easily fall in love!! It was a nostalgia which again and again brings us together.

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Experience

I was sitting inside the car feeling to jump from the window and get into the pleasure of the beauty.I was eagerly waiting to touch the snow falling on the tree and grasses feel the craft of nature. Few minutes back which was just a drizzling! So many honeymoon couples are on that spot and enjoying themselves, playing with the snow.

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Our car couldn’t able to move because of heavy snow fall on the road. I was desperate to got down from the car and feel the greatness of the earth though so many people got frostbite on their toes! It was a heavenly experience for me.

We couldn’t reach our destination, the trip was canceled because of heavy snowfall.We returned back! But what we experienced on that memorable trip it was really amazing!!  We couldn’t  get that mental happiness and fulfillment in our lifetime.