Saturday, June 15, 2019

Monsoon arrived with surprise rain

Today rainfall started from early of the morning. Now it is 2 PM. Still it is raining. In Bangla year today is first day of Ashar, viz. starting of rainy season. Interestingly call of nature coincides with calendar month of monsoon.

To me monsoon is a boring season. You can't go outside now and then due to sudden and/or nonstop rainfall. It is quite common in Bangladesh. Beside this if you live in cities like Dhaka or Chittagong, you have to experience water clogging many parts of the streets.

I have many wonderful experience with water logged streets. Sometimes I roamed with bicycle to enjoy the knee depth water flooded streets. Sometimes I had to buy gumboot to cross the water logged streets in front of my home. Walking with gum boot is a different experience to me. 

The best part of the rainy day is you can sleep as such as you wish giving excuse of the rain. Your sleep is sound without worries. I think in the meantime your mind also gets some time to relax. I think worst part of the rainy day is unusual price hike. Go to the kitchen market and you will see price of almost everything goes up without sensible limit.

Happy monsoon to everyone! Enjoy the cool weather.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong | Amy Morin

Everyone has the ability to build mental strength, but most people don't know how. We spend a lot of time talking about physical strength and physical health, but much less time on mental strength and mental health. We can choose to perform exercises that will help us learn to regulate our thoughts, manage our emotions, and behave productively despite our circumstances - the 3 basic factors of mental strength. No matter what your goals are, building mental strength is the key to reaching your greatest potential. Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. Since 2002, she has been counseling children, teens, and adults. She also works as an adjunct psychology instructor. Amy’s expertise in mental strength has attracted international attention. Her bestselling book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, is being translated into more than 20 languages. Amy’s advice has been featured by a number of media outlets, including: Time, Fast Company, Good Housekeeping, Business Insider, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Success, Glamour,, TheBlaze TV, and Fox News. She has also been a guest on dozens of radio shows. She is a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc., and Psychology Today. She serves as’s Parenting Teens Expert and Discipline Expert. As a frequent keynote speaker, Amy loves to share the latest research on resilience and the best strategies for overcoming adversity and building mental muscle.

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The instant classic about why some ideas thrive, why others die, and how to improve your idea's chances--essential reading in the "fake news" era.

Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus news stories circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas--entrepreneurs, teachers, politicians, and journalists--struggle to make them "stick."

In Made to Stick, Chip and Dan Heath reveal the anatomy of ideas that stick and explain ways to make ideas stickier, such as applying the human scale principle, using the Velcro Theory of Memory, and creating curiosity gaps. Along the way, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds--from the infamous "kidney theft ring" hoax to a coach's lessons on sportsmanship to a vision for a new product at Sony--draw their power from the same six traits.

Made to Stick will transform the way you communicate. It's a fast-paced tour of success stories (and failures): the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who drank a glass of bacteria to prove a point about stomach ulcers; the charities who make use of the Mother Teresa Effect; the elementary-school teacher whose simulation actually prevented racial prejudice.

Provocative, eye-opening, and often surprisingly funny, Made to Stick shows us the vital principles of winning ideas--and tells us how we can apply these rules to making our own messages stick.

Friday, April 26, 2019

How to stay calm when you know you'll be stressed | Daniel Levitin

You're not at your best when you're stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there's a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations, when your thinking becomes clouded — the pre-mortem. "We all are going to fail now and then," he says. "The idea is to think ahead to what those failures might be."

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

How your brain decides what is beautiful | Anjan Chatterjee

Anjan Chatterjee uses tools from evolutionary psychology and cognitive neuroscience to study one of nature's most captivating concepts: beauty. Learn more about the science behind why certain configurations of line, color and form excite us in this fascinating, deep look inside your brain.

Unfortunately we have "beauty is good" and "disfigured is bad" stereotypes embedded in the brain. But the good news is the universal nature of beauty is changing even we are changing the universe.

How to spot a liar | Pamela Meyer

Lying is a cooperative act. On any given day we're lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and "hotspots" used by those trained to recognize deception and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.

Our world is lit up 24 hours a day. It's transparent with blogs and social networks broadcasting the buzz of a whole new generation of people that have made a choice to live their lives in public. It's much more noisy world. So one challenge we have to remember, oversharing that's not honesty. Our manic tweeting and texting can blind us to the fact that the subtleties of human decency - character integrity - that's still what matters, that's always what's going to matter. It might make sense for us to be just a little bit more explicit about our moral code.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Quran: 2. Surah Al Baqara The Calf Complete Arabic and English translation

Quran: 1. Surah Al-Fatihah (The Opener): Arabic and English translation

Wings Of An Eagle ~ Russell Morris (1972)

Well I'm looking out on an overcast sky in the morning I can hear the warning as it calls to you As the birds migrate and the wind is raised I see the eagle soaring Although I'm just a pawn in nature's game like you Wah hoo, wah hoo hoo hoo, wah hoo ... [Chorus] On the wings of an eagle I find myself lifted through the skies Lifted up above the world to sing On the wings of an eagle I find myself lifted through the skies Lifted up above the world to see Can you see me? Can you see me? As the days roll on and the nights get long The changing of the seasons And the falling autumn leaves they bring me down They bring me down, they bring me down [Instrumental] Do you lose your way in the middle of the day Do you see your brother crawling? And all the while he's calling out for help from you Wah hoo, wah hoo hoo hoo, wah hoo ... On the wings of an eagle I find myself lifted through the skies Lifted up above the world to sing On the wings of an eagle I find myself lifted through the skies Lifted up above the world to see Can you see me? Can you see me? Can you see me? Can you see me? Can you see me? Can you see me? Can you see me? Can you see me? Can you see me? Can you see me? Can you see me? Can you see me?

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