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The How of Happiness

  Sonja Lyubomirsky, a professor of psychology addresses these fundamental questions in her book “The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want”, a book of strategies backed by scientific research that can be used to increase happiness. Our individual level of happiness springs from three primary sources: Our Genetic Set Point:  50% of our happiness derives from a genetically determined “set point”. Those of us with low happiness set points have

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How to Stay Happy Despite All Odds in Office?

Happiness is a wonderful gift, free for anyone willing to accept it!   How many of you have pondered over work-life balance? How many times in a day do you remind yourself to manage time better? Yet, terms such as ‘time management’ and ‘work-life balance’ continue to remain merely terminologies in your life, as unachievable as ever! However, leading a happy personal and career life is not completely impossible. As Shiv Khera very famously said,

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What Has Science Taught us About Happiness

“The science of a meaningful life’ has exploded over the past 10 years, with many more studies published each year on gratitude, mindfulness, and other core themes than we saw a decade ago” say Jason Marsh, Lauren Klein and Jeremy Adam Smith in their article: 10 Things Science Taught Us About Happiness in 2012. (http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/10-things-science-taught-us-about-happiness-in-2012) Three of the findings on living a meaningful life are: Happiness is about RESPECT, not riches Research suggests that money doesn’t buy happiness.

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On a Goan Forest Trail

Goa’s often known just for the beaches has tracts of equally wonderful forest lands which are unknown to most. Kartik Kannan, explores one such tract, the extremes of Harmal Village, where he got a free facepack, and an unexpected encounter with a greedy ‘baba’ who requested a laptop as Dakshina. Read on to know what happened next.  7 am, is a time most people don’t see in Goa, and I was one of the few

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Life Love

My Long Lost Mornings

  Fluffy eyes refusing to open up. Twisting in the bed, my head still buried in the pillow, another nudging at my thighs, early mornings always made me languish. The chirping of the birds signaled the sun’s first kiss was about to touch the earth. Clattering of the utensils at the roadside tea stall meted out household melodies. Somewhere in the distant someone was heard humming a tune, soothing the ears. I could hear my

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Now…Love!

A beautiful poem by  Aditya Kavangal! Our  love shall die At the blink of an eye Dreams burnt to dust Memories will rust Time is the witness For our doom and bliss Let’s not pretend About our inevitable end Now, we have a moment Before we are spent To be here, now, with you Before, I bid adieu To hold your hand Walk on the sand Before dawn and after night Between shadow and light We

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Bless You!

There cannot be a more beautiful way of blessing your child than by dedicating a poem to him. Geetha Krishnan expresses her heartfelt love for her child in these stanzas. Bless you! Bless you my child, bless you my son. Today you are a boy…soon you will grow up dear one. Bless you with strong hands to help anyone in need, to work hard, to give more, the poor, old and sick to feed. Bless

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