Friday, September 20, 2019

Technology Detox

I got chance to listen to one of  best based social media specialist in the world few years ago and my life transformed enormously in last 7 years without social medias like Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and Orkut. I didn't miss any of my 1000 friends, real friends called me, messaged me or emailed me and others didn't even notice I was not there in social media. 
Social Media Specialist described the technology addiction  as “intense interest in personal computers and mobile devices” and “a habit to get away from society.” My first phone was Nokia phone a second hand from father so when I got to buy an Iphone 4 and got a laptop from work I was over the moon. 
For over 5 years I spend minimum of 2 to 3 hrs on phone daily  and 8-9 hours on computers for work on a weekday and more on weekends.
When I connect with people in Social Media I am forgetting my real world where I am and trying to connect virtually to the  life of others through the use of high-tech devices and it start  hurting my performance, personal life and social life, and this led me use of periodic technology detoxes as an antidote to this problem.
A technological detox means a person taking a break from using high-tech devices or social media sites, thereby gaining the opportunity to go deeper into their thoughts and achieving inner peace, according to Social Media Specialist .
"We must take technological tools out of our lives for a while and let our mind, body and soul rest," he said. "If we constantly look at screens, watching for notifications, we waste time and energy and damage ourselves."
"We must seriously think about practising a tech detox," he said, adding that this practice can lessen the physical and mental damage wrought by excessive use of digital devices. Tech detox is not simply limited to avoiding devices, according to Social Media Specialist , as one should also steer clear of social media platforms during certain periods to enjoy freedom.
"To do a detox, we first disable notifications from social media accounts, or rather turn off all notifications on our phones," he said. Urging people to unplug from their cellphones, especially during social occasions with friends, family members or colleagues, he said people should stop "concentrating their lives on a small screen."
"It's good to look out the window or even close your eyes for a few seconds and relax for a few minutes," he said. Social Media Specialist  suggests that staying away from high-tech products for only a couple of days can significantly boost our mental condition, as not wasting time and energy on this "tech addiction" strengthens our spirits. 
The idea of a "tech detox" has gained momentum in recent years, and more and more people and groups have begun taking steps in this direction, for example with the "Technological Sleep Festival" program implemented by the province of Izmir, in Turkey's Aegean region.
 In this program, participants hand over their phones to the authorities and stay away from technological devices for 48 hours, instead spending their time exercising, socializing, reading books, playing sports and enjoying face-to-face conversations. 
Many digital experts urge adopting the "5:2 method," under which after the five-day workweek, people shy away from high-tech devices from Friday night to Monday morning, , calling it an easy but effective strategy.
"Technological detox has become a must for anyone who wants to lead a healthy life," he said. To some, a high-tech detox might sound like going too far, as they believe they do not spend too much time on their phones or computers. But in fact, over a year's time, spending over two hours per day on screens adds up to almost an entire month.
 As humans grow more accustomed to using such devices, we tend to lose our connection with nature, nearby friends and social life, and edge toward a robotic-type existence. So deliberately going a bit primitive from time to time might be a good way to maintain our humanity. 
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Friday, September 13, 2019

Social Media triggered Quasimodo syndrome

If you had heard about Quasimodo syndrome before raise your hands please ???

It is named after the Quasimodo character in Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," Quasimodo syndrome, or body dysphoric disorder, means people with Quasimodo syndrome always examine themselves in a mirror and find a new flaw every time.

I had a roomate who spend hours infront of mirror to check her nose ( but nothing is wrong with it )This syndrome generally emerges during puberty. Along with genetic predisposition, social norms and the beauty perceptions spread across social media are the triggering factors of the syndrome.

Too much time worrying

The basic sign of this syndrome is that the individual examines himself/herself too much and finds flaws in his/her image. These examinations that take so much time are especially focused on facial region. These people often knock on the door of plastic surgeons and dermatologists and get larger or smaller operations.

Being overly hesitant

People with the Quasimodo syndrome are always hesitant in subjects such as hair and clothing style and think that their imaginary flaws are recognised by everyone and they are ugly.  People with this syndrome say things like, "I am so ugly or my eyes, my nose, are ugly."

In the points when they have to make a decision about their lives, their self-perception as ugly creates low self-esteem and discourages them in many subjects. Besides, their obsession with beauty blocks their interest and perception in other areas of life.

Obsessive behaviours

Patients see their imaginary flaws which cannot be recognized by others as a serious handicap and deal with them continuously. Because of this perception, they show repetitive behaviours. For example, looking at a mirror, try to hide something or correct something, seeking approval for confidence and beauty are some of them.

While comparing their features with others in social media , their life quality gets spoiled in time. They become introverted and do not want to go out. The only thing that they do becomes to correct their flaws. In the advanced cases, they can have a desire to end their lives.

Friday, September 6, 2019

5 significant colours for women's diets

The right foods help women maintain both their health and fitness. 
Yellow foods for reproductive health
Yellow fruit and vegetables, particularly lemons, aid women's reproductive health and are often required in diet plans. Lemons can be consumed during the day in the form of flavoring for salads or meals. Lemons, which are a source of vitamin c, prevent the formation of bacteria in the body and offer immune system benefits. Another important food is yellow peppers. Yellow peppers, high in vitamins and minerals, can be consumed during meals or in salads. Yellow peppers are important for women's vaginal and perineurium health. Yellow foods also play an important role in regulating the digestive system and brain function.
Avoid cancer with purple foods
Purple options, which provide important antioxidants due to purple pigments called anthocyanins, suppress cancer cells and enhance the immune system. Anthocyanins, which give color to purple foods, also serve as anti-aging tools. For instance, beetroot protects against cancer with its high antioxidants. Beetroot, which can be consumed in salads, plays an active role in liver health in women. It also plays an active role to fight many skin diseases that may originate from the liver.
Another miracle food is purple grapes. Purple grapes, which can lower cancer risk in women, also support brain development. Due to the fiber and vitamins they contain, they help remove toxic substances in the body and play a role in brain health and development.
Maintain weight with green food
Broccoli is one of the primary green foods that should be consumed. Broccoli is high in vitamin c and fiber. Paired with a proper nutritional plan, broccoli is effective in the prevention of obesity. It is also effective in the protection of organs such as the brain and eyes due to its high antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids. Another green nutrient that women should consume for their health is avocado, which is rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
Red foods for immune system
Offering rich antioxidants, tomatoes help prevent both vaginal and heart diseases. They restore the immune system and are good for ear, nose and throat diseases. Red apples also contain plenty of vitamins, while their antioxidants are helpful for fighting many diseases in women. They are also effective against upper respiratory tract infections, discharge and similar complaints.
Orange foods for eye health
Apricots, one of the foods that should be consumed frequently for eye and sexual health in women, can be consumed as a snack or in the form of compote every day. Apricots also balance blood sugar levels. Another important orange option is carrots. Carrots, with high vitamin a content, are also crucial for eye health in women. Consuming one carrot a day positively affects eye health. They are also effective against diseases of the immune system.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Thanks but no thanks

I applied for an internal position. Aced the interview but still got rejected even though I was the top candidate. I later learned the person hired was a friend of my boss. I got tired of the office politics and started applying to other companies, and within 3 months I got a much better job. My old boss asked me to come back for the same promotion. I told him "thanks but no thanks."

 Lessons learned: 

1.You can be the best candidate and still not get selected. 
2. If you didn't get the job, it was never meant for you.
3.You weren't rejected, you were redirected.
4. Your value does not decrease based upon someone's inability to see your worth.
5. Believe in yourself and keep trying, the right door will open for you.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Koorka Ularth

കൂര്‍ക്ക - 1/4കിലോ 
ചതച്ച ഉണക്കമുളക് - 1 ടേബിള്‍ സ്പൂണ്‍ 
മഞ്ഞള്‍പ്പൊടി -1/4 ടീസ്പൂണ്‍ 
സവാള - 1 വലുത് 
കറിവേപ്പില - 2 തണ്ട് 
കടുക് - 1/2 ടീസ്പൂണ്‍ 

ഉപ്പ് - ആവശ്യത്തിന് 
വെളിച്ചെണ്ണ - ആവശ്യത്തിന്......

വൃത്തിയാക്കിയ കൂര്‍ക്ക ചെറുതായി നുറുക്കി ഉപ്പും ചേര്‍ത്ത് വേവിച്ചു വെക്കുക. വെളിച്ചെണ്ണ ചൂടാക്കി കടുക് പൊട്ടിച്ചു കറിവേപ്പില, ചെറുതായി അരിഞ്ഞ സവാള എന്നിവ ചേര്‍ത്ത് വഴറ്റുക. ചുവന്നു മൂത്ത് വരുമ്പോള്‍ അതിലേക്ക് ചതച്ച ഉണക്കമുളക്, മഞ്ഞള്‍പൊടി എന്നിവ ചേര്‍ത്ത് മൂപ്പിച്ചു അതിലേക്ക് വേവിച്ച കൂര്‍ക്ക കൂടി ചേര്‍ത്ത് യോജിപ്പിച്ചു അല്പസമയം ചെറുതീയില്‍ വച്ച ശേഷം അടുപ്പില്‍ നിന്നും മാറ്റാം. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Ultra processed foods linked to cancer

  • Mass-produced packaged breads and buns
  • Sweet or savoury packaged snacks including crisps
  • Chocolate bars and sweets 
  • Sodas and sweetened drinks
  • Meatballs, poultry and fish nuggets 
  • Instant noodles and soups 
  • Frozen or shelf-life ready meals
  • Foods made mostly or entirely from sugar, oils and fats

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Bitter truth about life

  1. The average person lives for about 80 years, i.e approximately just 4000 weeks! If you’re 40, you’ve got about 2000. Imagine how much of that you’ve used up in pursuing something futile!
  2. More often than not, that person who’s always been there for everyone needs someone to be there for him.
  3. People can change in an instant. They don’t come with a guarantee.
  4. That person you might always be thinking of, probably doesn’t even spare you a thought.
  5. We think we’re smart now. But your
    future self might be face palming at your stupidity.
  6. Goodbyes are often painful. But it might be the best thing for you.
  7. There’s a good chance people don’t love you for who you are. Some people love the idea of you being who they want you to be.
  8. Some people just ‘love you’ depending on how much they can extract out of you.
  9. Everyone’s busy. Wait, lemme rephrase that. You’re not their priority at the moment. That time when you put their convenience above yours doesn’t matter. You need to be your no.1 priority. It’s easy for them to forget what you sacrificed.
  10. Sadly, majority of your relatives judge you on the basis of how you performed in a 3 hour test (for students), or on how much you earn (for adults).
  11. Most people think only from their point of view. Your attempts to explain yourself are successful only if it falls in line with their thinking. If its not important, you’re better off not explaining.
  12. Not everyone who advises you has got your best interest in mind.
  13. It’s easy to get attached to someone. It’s never easy to let go.
  14. You tend to judge yourself way too harsh.
  15. Nobody can help you if you aren’t going to help yourself.
Life will never be perfect, but there’s beauty in that imperfection. :)

Friday, June 7, 2019

Leave office on time

If you are a employer you may need to  pretend you run a car rental agency. It’s the end of the day and you’re waiting for a customer to turn their car in. They show up at the last minute and say “I just realized I forgot to get groceries. I know I only paid through right now, but can you let me have the car for free for a couple more hours?”
You wouldn’t give them that car for free. You would charge them. If they want to keep using the car, they need to pay for that time.
As an employer, you have the same relationship with your employees. You are renting their time. If you want them to commit more hours, then you need to rent more of their hours.
Your employees will never have as much passion for your business as you do. They are there because you’re paying them to be there, and their obligation to the business ends when the meter stops running.
If you want these employees to stay later, compensate them. Ask them to start coming in later, or offer to pay them more to stay longer. You have no right to expect a commitment of more hours than you’re paying them for.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

What is rare earth metals?

There are 17 'rare earth' minerals. They are actually fairly abundant, but difficult to extract - and when they are mined, they are valuable for their uses in some of the advances which the modern world depends on, including the making of fiber-optic cables, lasers, nuclear reactors, and X-ray machines.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Here are the minerals - and some of their uses
Scandium. Found in aerospace alloys and cars' xenon headlamps
Yttrium. Used in energy-efficient lightbulbs, spark plugs and cancer treatments
Lanthanum. Found in camera lenses, battery electrodes, and catalysts used in oil refineries
Cerium. Used in self-cleaning ovens and industrial polishers
Praseodymium. Used in lasers and cigarette lighters
Neodymium. Used in electric motors for electric cars, hi-tech capacitors
Promethium.  Found in luminous paint
Samarium. Used in the control rods of nuclear reactors, lasers and atomic clocks
Europium. Used in fluorescent lamps, MRI scanners
Gadolinium. Found in computer memory chips, steel, X-ray machines
Terbium. Used in sonar systems on navy vessels, fuel cells on hi-tech cars
Dysprosium. Used in hard disk drives and lasers
Holmium. Used in mass spectrometers by hospitals and forensic scientists
Erbium. Used in catalysts for the chemicals industry and in batteries designed to store power for the electrical grid
Thulium. Found in portable X-ray machines and lasers
Ytterbium. Used in stainless steel, thyroid cancer treatment and earthquake monitoring
Lutetium. Used in LED lightbulbs, oil refining and medical PET scans

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Top 10 summer destinations in Europe

  1. High Tatras, Slovakia
  2. Madrid, Spain
  3. The Arctic Coast Way, Iceland 
  4. Hercegovina, Bosnia and Hercegovina
  5. Bari, Italy
  6. Shetland, Scotland
  7. Lyon, France 
  8. Liechtenstein
  9. Vevey, Switzerland
  10. Istria, Croatia

Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy Easter 2019

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Live your own else's

Many people drift through life without a plan. For some, things work out fine. For most, they end up far from their intended destination. Others, end up living someone else’s dream, the victim of another agenda. This almost happened to a Mexican fisherman in a story told by Tim Ferriss in The 4-Hour Work Week.

An American businessman took a vacation to a small coastal Mexican village on doctor’s orders. Unable to sleep after an urgent phone call from the office the first morning, he walked out to the pier to clear his head. A small boat with just one fisherman had docked, and inside the boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish.
“How long did it take you to catch them?” the American asked.
“Only a little while,” the Mexican replied in surprisingly good English.
“Why don’t you stay out longer and catch more fish?” the American then asked.
“I have enough to support my family and give a few to friends,” the Mexican said as he unloaded them into a basket.
“But … What do you do with the rest of your time?”
The Mexican looked up and smiled. “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take a siesta with my wife, Julia, and stroll into the village each evening, where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos. I have a full and busy life, señor.”
The American laughed and stood tall. “Sir, I’m a Harvard M.B.A. and can help you. You should spend more time fishing, and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat. In no time, you could buy several boats with the increased haul. Eventually, you would have a fleet of fishing boats.”
He continued, “Instead of selling your catch to a middleman, you would sell directly to the consumers, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing, and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village, of course, and move to Mexico City, then to Los Angeles, and eventually New York City, where you could run your expanding enterprise with proper management.”
The Mexican fisherman asked, “But, señor, how long will all this take?”
To which the American replied, “15–20 years. 25 tops.”
“But what then, señor?”
The American laughed and said, “That’s the best part. When the time is right, you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich. You would make millions.”
“Millions, señor? Then what?”
“Then you would retire and move to a small coastal fishing village, where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take a siesta with your wife, and stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos …”

Don’t spend your life fulfilling someone else’s agenda.

Accept responsibility for your own life. 

Pursue your goals and live your dream. 

Live an intentional life.