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  1. Our parents, students and society in general, put a great amount of faith in teachers. They entrust their kids' future in the hands of teachers. They believe that even if the whole world says no, if the teacher says 'Yes' then that's right. But, what if that teacher is not right? We get it that it's not possible for everyone to know everything. Even teachers make mistakes. But, for an English teacher to have difficulty reading from the English textbook is not one of them. That's not a mistake, that's plain ignorance and scary on a whole new level. © Pexels Recently, an inspection was done in a government school in UP by the District Mgistrate (DM) Devendra Kumar Pandey. During the inspection he asked an English teacher to read a few lines from a class 8 textbook. However, she failed to do so. She couldn't read properly. Reportedly, Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) Pradeep Kumar Pandey said, "An inspection was done by District Magistrate (DM) Devendra Kumar Pandey, and I was also part of the inspection. In classes 6 and 8 when the lessons were asked to be read in Hindi then most students were able to do that. But when the students were made to read in English then most of them failed, and even some teachers failed to do so." #WATCH Unnao: An English teacher fails to read a few lines of the language from a book after the District Magistrate, Devendra Kumar Pandey, asked her to read during an inspection of a govt school in Sikandarpur Sarausi. (28.11) pic.twitter.com/wAVZSKCIMS — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 30, 2019 The DM further scolded the teacher that if she can't read properly then how will she teach the kids. He said that she should be suspended immediately. She is an English teacher and she can't even read English properly. When the teacher started defending herself, he cuts her short, saying, “So what? You're BA pass, aren't you? I did not even ask you to translate, all I asked for was that you read a few lines in English from the text book…and you couldn't do that.” Further action will be taken after the district magistrate submits his report. View the full article
  2. "There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." Nelson Mandela's famous quote is probably the best way to describe Virat Kohli's love affair with cricket. His passion for cricket has made him one of the best batsmen in the world across formats and has further nurtured him into a ruthless captain. It's also that very passion that defines Kohli's emotional, effervescent and, at times, explosive character. For him, the world is for the taking and his hunger to succeed has propelled him to the pinnacle of the sport. © Reuters While the world of cricket, over the years, has witnessed numerous stars rising through the ranks to eventually capture the imagination of fans as demigods, Kohli, in his own unique way, remains a sports icon of a different breed. His batting records highlight how good he has been with the willow. And, with Team India scaling new heights under his tutelage, Kohli's reputation as a leader continues to grow. But, it isn't just his exploits on the field that makes Kohli a fan-favourite. In fact, it's his approach towards life, in general, that makes truly him a befitting role model for the youth. #HappyBirthdayViratKohli Run machine ð¥ Best batsman in the world ð Attitude ð¥ Reason why i still watch Cricket â¤ï¸ Champion ð@imVkohli Wishing you a very happy birthday ð¥ pic.twitter.com/174pT3fbzo — Siddharthâ (@TheNameIsSiddu) November 5, 2019 On 5th November, as he celebrates his 31st birthday, Kohli has come a long way, from once being labelled as brash and boorish, to become a master batsman, an astute leader and one of the country's prized possessions. But, the hunger and will of this supreme competitor to succeed and consistently improve himself hasn't died down. My journey and life's lessons explained to a 15-year old me. Well, I tried my best writing this down. Do give it a read. ð #NoteToSelf pic.twitter.com/qwoEiknBvA — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 5, 2019 While the cricket fraternity and his millions of fans were busy wishing him on his special day, Kohli penned down an emotional letter to his 15-year-old self. Taking to Twitter, Kohli shared the heartfelt letter, full of his 'life's lessons', with a caption that read: "My journey and life's lessons explained to a 15-year old me. Well, I tried my best writing this down. Do give it a read. ?? #NoteToSelf". The handwritten note, addressed to Kohli's 15-year-old version, began with a simple birthday wish. Anticipating that his younger self will have a lot of questions about the future, the Indian captain refrained from answering too many of them, ensuring he doesn't kill the surprise element. He does give a hint of what the future holds for Kohli's younger self by claiming the journey to be "SUPER". © Reuters Reiterating on the big things that life has in store, the Indian captain urged his younger self to be ready and make the most of each and every opportunity that comes along. He further advised his younger version to never take things for granted. And, even when failure comes calling, Kohli sought a promise from his younger self to keep trying irrespective of the hate and criticism that might come along. From displaying his commitment to the gentleman's game by turning up at the Feroz Shah Kotla despite losing his father on the same day to dedicating his life to fitness in a bid to find the best version of himself to succeed, Kohli, over the years, has emerged as an emotional, yet a self-aware, character who continues to redefine the stereotypes associated with a popular icon or a role model. His emotional letter, on the eve of his birthday to his younger self, shows his steely determination and winning spirit that has become the hallmark of his illustrious cricket career. It also shows that Kohli is in a league of his own, fighting unceasing battles against his own expectations every day. And, to actually become a man that was better than the one yesterday. View the full article
  3. As the next year draws closer, several of us are looking forward to that little extra edge on our payroll. Although you're unlikely to impress your company as much as Satya Nadella has in his five years at Microsoft. After the company smashed through a $1 trillion capital value and stole the tech crown back from Apple, he's been awarded for his efforts with a 66% hike and a Rs 7 Cr bonus - amounting to a grand total of just over Rs 305 Crore for 2019. © Reuters That's a lot of crores. The annual report states, "In reviewing Mr. Nadella's annual equity compensation, the independent members of our Board recognized the benefit of Mr. Nadella's proficiency as CEO, as demonstrated by Microsoft's achievements during his tenure." Nadella has been the catalyst of many powerful changes in Microsoft's business and development ecosystem. One of his biggest moves was focusing on cloud computing through Microsoft's Azure platform and the success of Windows 10. When Nadella joined the company in 2014, its valuation was somewhere around $302 billion - a number that skyrocketed to $1.075 trillion in just five years. © Reuters It's an even more impressive feat considering the state of Microsoft back in 2014. After several botched investments, an unsuccessful mobile platform and the bug-filled disaster that was the Windows 8, Nadella didn't exactly inherit a 100% healthy business when he took the wheel from ex-CEO Steve Ballmer. Through cross-platform innovations, great support and a truly next-generation emphasis on computing, it seems like Nadella's story with Microsoft is just beginning, and promises to give Apple a run for its money.
  4. There were a lot of things that went south in the final few episodes of HBO's hit television show, 'Game of Thrones'. Unfinished subplots, loopholes in storytelling and some of the most anticlimactic endings for major characters of the show such as the Night King, Lord Varys and yes, the Mother of Dragons herself. Daenerys Targaryen's descent into insecurity and madness, following the loss of her closest friend Missandei and the constant threat of being overthrown by Jon Snow aka Aegon Targaryen, the rightful heir to the Iron Throne, even though not depicted in the right manner, did seem inevitable. So, when the writers of the show, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss gave Emilia Clarke, the actress who played the role of Khaleesi, the script about her character's eventual fate, she took her sweet time to make peace with it. via GIPHY In an interview with The New Yorker, Clarke opens up about Daenerys' journey to King's Landing in Season 8 of the show in detail. Here is an excerpt: “I read these scripts coming on to two years ago now. When I did, I took a very long walk around London in a daze, not quite knowing how to digest the news. Now, finally, people are going, 'Oh, now we understand why this season hit you hard.' I had no idea what to expect for this last season. I hoped for some juicy things to get into, as I always do for each season, but I didn't see this coming." "And, I must admit, I was sitting tentatively on that chair thinking, How long is this going to last? Everyone was saying, “Isn't she great? She's our saviour, Mhysa.” It's been beautiful and amazing, but I've been looking over my shoulder the entire time while everyone else gets a more human—for want of a better word—storyline. They do good things. They do bad things. They do silly things. They do brilliant things. They fall in love. They break hearts. Daenerys has quite consistently had this road to salvation, and she's been sitting atop a very safe mountain.” via GIPHY Talking about how eventful the last two seasons had been for Dany, Clarke gives an insight into what the Targaryen was thinking about: “Every time I was faced with Daenerys having to do something pretty cold, like a mass killing, it was always with this thought that she's headed toward her destiny. She's gone too far to turn back now. So then, she finally falls in love with someone who is her age, someone appropriate, who seems to love her back, who seems to be a good guy. The fact that she's his aunt is just kind of by the by! And then, it seems almost too good to be true. Even when she finally gets to relax for the first time, she's thinking, "My God, I can have it all. I can have my love. I can have my career. I can have the prospect of a family. I can have it all... But no! I fucking can't.” via GIPHY This is where Dany's insecurities had taken over. Watching a best friend get beheaded like that could certainly reduce anyone to that horrific state of mind. “She encounters the dark side of that. She's not wanted. She's not loved completely there. And so she gives herself to Jon [Snow] entirely, and she gives him many, many choices, many options to see clearly with open eyes. And she's asking him, 'If you wanted to be with me, then let me fulfill this... I know I can be a good leader, so let's do this together. Let's do it.' And he doesn't. And that disappointment is the final thing that breaks her as a human being, because, my God, all she's known is pain, sacrifice, and abuse. All she's known is people turning on her, people betraying her, and she's completely alone. And so, with all of that, I think that it brings us to the moment where she's on top of the dragon and making that choice.” via GIPHY Having read the script more than 18 months since the final episode aired, the task of keeping quiet about the ending was not an easy one. And when it got really frustrating, almost two months ago, she unintentionally gave away the secret to her real-life best friend, Lola, who did not watch the show. “My best girlfriend, Lola, doesn't watch the show. It's not her cup of tea. But she's been around me enough listening to snippets of conversations with everyone, from the driver to a friend at work. And she came up to me about two and a half months ago and said, 'She goes bad, doesn't she?' And it all came pouring of me: 'Oh, my God! I've been wanting to tell someone for so long!' And she was, like, 'I knew it! I knew it!' Even though the way things ended for the infamous Mad Queen, being stabbed in the heart by someone she truly loved, we hope to remember her, not for burning innocent citizens of the royal capital to a crisp but for her emotional journey first as the Khaleesi, to the Mother of Dragons to the liberator of the unsullied. That's Queen Daenerys Targaryen for you, that's the true “Protector of the Realm”. via GIPHY
  5. Rich Piana, the famous bodybuilding figure, who admittedly took a lot of steroids during and after his career was one of the most influential figures in modern-day bodybuilding. via GIPHY His quote and the tagline of his nutritional supplement company 5% Nutrition, 'Whatever it takes' still has a massive following and is still worn as a badge by many aspirational young bodybuilders today. Rich Piana was very open about his drug usage and even used to openly speak about his steroid cycles and astronomical dosages on his YouTube videos. He passed away on August 2017 due to an alleged overdose of steroids and other drugs and his autopsy reports also indicated some severe health markers like enlarged heart, oedema in the brain, etc. The cause of death was undetermined and even though it may not be steroids directly, injecting those in high doses do come with side-effects which may play a role as compounding factors in other health risks for sure. The one thing for which I respected Rich Piana was his open admission of drugs and he did not pretend to be one of those fake natties who would lie and try to sell you their shit by claiming you can become like them without steroid usage. Rich also made very open and valid pointers about steroid usage which everyone considering going the dark way: 1. He Was Not For Or Against Steroids One noteworthy thing about Rich was that he was very open about his usage and he was a very famous guy. He knew his stance would be taken seriously and even followed by aspiring bodybuilders who looked up to him. He still never promoted or told people that they should use steroids. If they wanted to take them and compete in shows that did not discourage steroid usage, then it was up to the person to make that decision. It was at the end a person's own responsibility if they decided to take them. 2. He Hated The Way Bodybuilding Was Evolving Rich told in an interview that one thing that did not go down well with him was the rampant usage of steroids and the slow death of the spirit of bodybuilding. Bodybuilding was a sport or a lifestyle that was more about pumping iron and lifting weights. But he did not like the way how it was turning out to be more about injecting steroids over pumping iron. 3. He Was Against Teens & Young Guys Taking Steroids via GIPHY Rich used to openly highlight the ugly side of taking steroids as well and used to educate as to how taking testosterone led to crash in the normal hormone production or atrophy of testes. Or how taking growth hormone led to the growth of your internal organs. He went on to even say that how GH as a peptide leads to a bodybuilders gut as the intestines push out to unnatural levels and push your abs inches apart. 4. Rich Warned The Side-Effects Will Come Back To Bite You Another major claim or opinion that Rich held was how even though in the short term it may mean more test levels, more strength, more muscle building and the other benefits that come with it, it is never that pleasant in the long-term and how do the side effects of steroid use always come to bite you back later on. 5. He Admitted To The Sides-Effects He Faced Rich also opened up about his problem with steroids and how he faced certain side effects like roid rage and how it used to affect his relationship with his girlfriend back in the day. Overall, if you critically assess it, Rich never was a flag-bearer for usage or discouraged usage. He always showed the true picture and admitted that there are both pros and cons of taking steroids. At the end of the day, it is for you to weigh both the sides and see which side seems more lucrative to you before you make the leap. Author Bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company and the founder of Mars Nutrition, a nutrition supplement company. Both his companies are geared towards providing you with the right information and products without any false or fake claims. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram.
  6. Why Have I Been Banned For? You can see the reason for the ban at your profile page sidebar or the top of the home page. Right below our logo you'll notice a box which states that you've been banned, what you've been banned for and how long this ban will last. What does the Reason "Copying and Pasting" mean? You copied and pasted either your own post on several threads or you've copied and pasted other people's posts. This is considered low quality posting and is against our What does the Reason "Leeching" mean? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeching_(computing) Wrote:In computing and specifically Internet, a leech is one who benefits, usually deliberately, from others' information or effort but does not offer anything in return, or makes only token offerings in an attempt to avoid being called a leech. On Fundayforum this means basically the same. You've been found being a person who only wants to get free leaks without contributing anything to the community. How can I contribute to the community? We have several ways to contribute back to the community. To contribute you don't have to worried about posting nulled or leaked content of IPS APPS or PLUGINS here.But Before posting just check it out is it already available or not. Do not post the same stuff we won't approve those kind of files or posts. You can contribute back to the community by participating in discussions on here. We offer a couple for sections to do so. You like Poetry? We've got a big Urdu Poetry section for that! You like Quiz? We've got a Quiz Application for that! You like Islam or information? We've got sections of ISLAM and Study base knowledge for that! And if you don't have any specific topics you prefer, we still have Chit chat, Male Gossip, Female Gossip, Text Games, Etc Sections in other Forum Category. where you can talk about anything that doesn't fit in any other category. But I am banned so I can't contribute anymore? That's not entirely true. We are willing to give every member of Fundayforum another chance as long as we see that you really want to contribute back to the community. That's what this section is for. You can appeal your ban by admitting your fault or proving us that we've made a mistake banning you. What rules apply additionally to the general rules? Do not lie to us in appeals. Any hostility towards staff members will extend your ban by one month. If you are banned permanently already we might remove your appealing rights completely.
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  8. Mass gainers are one of the oldest and most popular supplements in the market. Every major supplement company has its own range of mass gainers with fancy names: XXL mass gainer, Extreme Mass Gainer, Serious Mass etc. In this article, I will help you understand whether you need a mass gainer or not. And if you do need, which one should you buy. Stop Being Fooled First © Pixabay First, let's burst this bubble. Mass Gainers are marketed in such a way that majority of the population is forced to believe that it magically helps in gaining muscle mass. Well, muscle building is and will always remain a combination of optimal training, nutrition, and recovery (optimal being the keyword). Supplements, steroids, and everything else will always be secondary. Hence, one or even multiple tubs of mass gainers won't get you jacked like the athlete on its packaging. What Are Mass Gainers? A mass gainer is basically the powdered form of a meal. It majorly contains carbohydrates (70%), a moderate amount of protein (20-30%) and some fats (5-10%). A typical serving of mass gainer will have 1000 Calories with 200g Carbohydrates, 25g Protein, and 10g Fats. Who Should Actually Use Mass Gainers? As you can see, mass gainers are nothing but food in a powdered form, which helps you get in extra calories. Therefore, the majority of smart coaches (including myself in past) have labelled mass gainers as a waste of money, because you can get those same calories from real foods. But after training hundreds of people over time, I have learned that everyone's body, appetite, and life circumstances are different. Following Are Some Instances Wherein A Mass Gainer Can Be Useful: © YouTube • You are underweight & have a small appetite. Mass gainers can feed your body with a good chunk of calories and being in liquid form appetite won't be an issue. • You can only eat 2-3 meals after long gaps. Here mass gainer can be used as a snack meal. • You cannot pack a meal for school/college/office and all there is available junk or low-quality food. Here, a mass gainer can be extremely useful in hitting your macronutrient targets especially if you have serious performance goals. Which One To Buy? If you do require a Mass Gainer consider the following things before buying one: 1) It has at least 15g protein per scoop. Note: per scoop not per serving. 2) Ensure the source of protein is a quality one like whey concentrate, isolate, casein, egg protein or a combination of all three. 3) Check carbohydrate source. Avoid dextrose based mass gainers. Maltodextrin and Waxy Maize are acceptable. Complex carb sources like oats, quinoa powder are the best. Hope this article helps you make a better investment of your hard earned money. References- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10442270 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3894395/ Yash Sharma is a former national level Football player, now a Strength Coach, Nutritionist and Natural Bodybuilder. He also runs a YouTube Channel Yash Sharma Fitness via which he aims to educate all the fitness enthusiasts to maximize their gains by methods that are backed by science and applicable easily. Connect with him on YouTube, YashSharmaFitness@gmail.com, Facebook and Instagram.
  9. Reading a girl is the most challenging thing you can ever do, but once you read her well and understand the subtle hints she drops your way, it'll become a lot easier for you to decipher how and what she thinks. © UTV Motion Pictures Reading a girl can be tough because there are numerous layers of intricacies you have to unfold, before you really get to what she's thinking most times, but if you evade these hints and signs she's giving out, more often than not you miss out on a lot (even at a probable chance of dating her). No, don't get me wrong, she's not that complicated. She's just apprehensive most times to be read out loud by someone, so she hides beneath layers of guesswork. But if you can crack the code of reading her the right way, she will actually fall for you instead, because you've achieved the impossible! You've actually read her right! Here are a few ways to read the girl you like and eventually end up possibly dating her: (1) Silence Is Usually Unusual If she's silent around you, then it's sort of unusual because a girl who is into you will try and make conversation with you, no matter what. If she's silent, it could either mean she's upset over something related to you or she needs you to give her attention. Whatever it is, she's not going to be open about it, so ask her what the matter is upfront and she will come around eventually. (2) When She Says 'I Don't Want To Talk About It', It's Probably False Of course, it's false. Yes, girls like talking about what's bothering them, but she won't open up instantly. It's not because she's trying to act pricey but it takes a lot of courage for her to open up. And when she does, it's a smooth sail from there. So, if something is bothering her and she says she doesn't feel like talking about it, ask her a couple of times until she does want to talk about it. But don't make her uncomfortable or try and pry and force her to talk. Sit with her and be patient and she will open up. (3) She'll Always Have Her Eyes On You Not in a creepy or prying sort of way but if you two are ever in a conversation, she will always look into your eyes and speak. If you're just getting to know each other and are having an intimate conversation, follow her eyes and see where they're looking. If they're on you throughout, then she's quite into you. If she's looking at everything else but your eyes, then she's not really that into you or is genuinely uncomfortable talking to you. (4) She'll Laugh Even If It's Not Funny Yup, it's an inherent trait that women can't control. If she digs you and you crack one of your lame ass jokes, she'll still laugh like it's the funniest thing she's heard all day. That's a sure shot way of knowing she really likes you. Come on, even you know how bad your jokes can be, right? If she doesn't laugh and smirks instead, then you don't need to continue your jokes further, she's really not that deep into you! (5) She'll Make An Effort To Casually Touch You That, in no way, is inappropriate and quite common if the girl is into you. She will make efforts to touch you, by grazing your arms or your shoulder with her hands or even giving you a gentle nudge while in a conversation with you. She'll do this consciously to see if she can feel a spark between the two of you and obviously, to break the ice and tell you she's comfortable around you. So, if you do notice these subtle signs when you're with someone you're interested in, you've read her just right and it's a good cue for you to make a move on her.
  10. Have you ever given a thought why some people are able to grasp things at a much quicker pace than others? Maybe it was their upbringing, certain habits, genetics or pure hard work that has rewired their brain to respond to things in a certain fashion. Well, if you are also looking to unravel this mystery and master your brain for the success you wish to achieve in life, then here are some book recommendations for you that will help in that endeavour. 1. 'Incognito' By David Eagleman © Goodreads Scientists and philosophers have been struggling in trying to figure out the correlation between brain and brain dependency Almost all of us consider ourselves as being in our conscious minds. But, are we really? Have you ever wondered if the mind can exist without a brain? One possibility is that it could. Author David Eagleman shows how our conscious mind is often the last to know things, while the real work of defining “you” is being done by the subconscious. Eagleman asks “Does free will actually exist?” According to him, our conscious mind is constantly lying to us. His perspective will allow you to take control of some of the most complex processes of your life, or at least give you the power to not be controlled by them. Won't that be the first step towards getting out of The Matrix? 2. 'Phantoms In The Brain' By V.S. Ramachandran © Goodreads This book takes its name from the strange phenomenon called the Phantom Limb Syndrome. It is the persistent feeling that an amputated limb is still present which is usually very painful. 'Phantoms in the Brain' explores the weird and wonderful world of the brain and its uses of mapping, re-mapping, and specialization. The book talks a lot about self-deception and how it is something anyone interested in self-improvement needs to study closely. 3. 'The Female Brain' by Louann Brizendine © Amazon Irrespective of your gender and irrespective of your interest in this general topic this book is still a must-read for everyone. It very finely details the phases and changes that a woman's brain goes through from childhood to post-menopause, which can help towards better understanding women. Won't you have a much healthier relationship with your wife or girlfriend if you started understanding them better. In short, communication will improve and you will have no such problems due which most of the quarrels occur. 4. 'Making A Good Brain Great' By Daniel Amen © Goodreads Although there are many amazing things and beautiful subjects about the brain that this book touches, what may really attract is how practical and applicable it is in your day to day life. From how to protect your brain from subtle damage, to how to defeat ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts) and also regaining control of your brain and your mind, this book has it all. 5. 'The Tell-Tale Brain' By V.S. Ramachandran © Goodreads This is another great book by V.S. Ramachandran subtitled as “A Neuroscientist's Quest For What Makes Us Human". The author does not hesitate to explore everything from mirror neurons, a region of the brain with mind-bogglingly deep implications for how we relate to and understand each other, to synesthesia, a disorder in which people's neurological wiring gets crossed and people taste shapes and hear colors. If you are interested in exploring the processing power of the brain and how human behavior is controlled by it, then this is the book for you. 6. 'You Are The Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter' By Dr. Joe Dispenza © Goodreads In a fatal car accident, Dr. Joe was run over by an SUV at the age of 23 which shattered six of the vertebrae of his spine. He was told by countless doctors that he may become paralyzed unless he had surgery to implant a rod in his spine. But he refused to do so and he still managed to walk after nine weeks, went back to work in ten weeks, and was running by the end of the twelfth week. Now, the question is how did he do that? He healed himself by using the power of his thoughts. Sounds impractical right? But there he is, a live example with several other cases proving how you can even cure deadly diseases like Cancer and even Parkinson's with the power of your mind. Read this book to know if you can really heal yourself by simply translating your thoughts into emotions. 7. 'A Mind For Numbers' By Barbara Oakley © Amazon If you have ever struggled to learn something in life, this is the solution to that struggle. If math still haunts you, this is your guide to dare and achieve what you once thought as an impossible test. Basically, it will tell you how to learn anything and shed light on how your brain works. Once you understand and practice it, you will have learned the secret art of learning. There are as many possible tips and tricks to help you implement them in this book. Read it to learn how the great Thomas Alva Edison used to switch between his diffused (creative) and focused (Concentrating) mode.
  11. Who doesn't love chai (tea)? I would say everyone, hands down. Now when I say everyone, I mean globally as well. Chai has either become a staple diet or a necessary refreshment, that needs to be on everyone's kitchen shelf, for sure! The introduction to 'chai latte', in the western world actually became a rage. Starbucks started incorporating chai latte's in their menu and it sold like hot cakes. Well, it does go well with cake, no doubt. But the genesis of Indian Tea in the west began with the blend of tea, copious amount milk and Indian spices, and it wasn't the worst thing that was introduced on their menu and their taste buds. © Thinsktock Let's talk about the chai culture in India, which is quite effervescent and spread far and wide. You might not find shops selling water as often as you'll find a chai vendor in every nook and cranny of every city. The bustling cities actually find true respite with a glass of chai, at the end of a rough day. © Thinsktock But we actually got a chai culture shock when Brook Eddy, a hippie from North America, flew in to India in 2002, after listening to a NPR story, on a movement called Swadhyay, Brook got super inspired by the way people took to the movement but the reach was still minimal. This made her think about ardent questions like 'how can one make a non-profit stronger, through a similar model'? and 'can businesses be established out of a non-profit'? And so when Brook got to India, she founded 'Bhakti-Chai', an organisation that recorded $ 7 million in revenue in 2018! It all started when Brook started travelling all across India, going from one village to another, tasting and trying all sorts of chai's, with their flavours and aromas. Soon from a chai lover, she became a chai connoisseur and the rest is history (and not the best news for us Indians). © Inc Brook, after touring India and increasing her data base on all chai related trade secrets started her own booming business in Colorado, United States, where she started brewing her own tea and it definitely picked up a lot of momentum. "Swadhyay seemed like this really cool movement that 20 million people were practising but no one had heard of," says Eddy, who has a master's in social policy. "At the time, I was asking myself questions like, how can we make our nonprofits stronger? Can we make businesses more like nonprofits?" - Brook Eddy (as told to another publication). She soon started brewing recipes for retailers and cafe's, that were doing seemingly well, with her neighbours. Her soul aim was to give people a taste of India, with an ounce of Bhakti! "I realized the recipe I had crafted for myself, a fiery fresh ginger chai, could be produced for cafés and retailers to bring people not only 'India in a cup,' but build a mission-driven company on the tenants of bhakti," - Brook Eddy (as told to another publication). © Facebook Since she's started the 'Bhakti Movement', in the US, she has raised over $10 million from angel investors and private equity firms and simultaneously, she has launched 'GITA' (no, not Bhagvad Gita) but 'Give, Inspire, Take Action To Help The Homeless, Needy And Destitute', in multiple way. So far the organisation has donated $500,000. But that's not all. © Facebook Her recent revenue, from Bhakti-Chai alone stands at (hold your breath!) $35 million (INR 227,412,5000), since its inception and we're actually thrilled and amused, the revenue chai has generated in another country, altogether! Kudos Brook, you've really taken the chai culture up a notch, while making millions in a trillion dollar industry! Brb, need a chai break!
  12. As Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” After all, what's better than learning from others experiences. So, here is a list of such self-help books that will help you in finding that work-life balance and will help you change your life for the better. 1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck By Mark Manson ©YouTube The writer of the book Mark Manson says, “For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity. Let's be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In the book, he shares his counterintuitive approach to living a good life, where you will learn to only give a **** about what's truly fuckworthy. 2. 48 Laws of Power By Robert Greene ©Amazon If you haven't seen the movie 'Scarface' yet, then watch it today. It says “In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women”. The book is about the harsh realities and how you can ace the game and it may also look evil at times but it, more importantly, depends on you how you use it to your advantage for good. 3. You Are a Bad-Ass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life By Jen Sincero ©YouTube This is a guide on how to check yourself before you wreck yourself. Jen Sincero's lessons explore tapping into overcoming one's fears and self-doubts through spirituality and a higher power. The author says, “This is about your faith being bigger than your fear." 4. Work Life: A Survival Guide to Modern Life By Molly Erman ©Amazon This book is about acing small things that make a bigger impact in your life. You will get to learn the real-life tips they don't teach you in college like email etiquette, acing performance reviews, decoding office culture, and quitting your job like a champ. In short, it is a handbook for the modern office culture. 5. Meditations On First Philosophy By Rene Descartes ©Amazon The author says, “my day begins by meditating at 4:15 am from 22 minutes to 70 minutes. This allows me to connect internally, be grateful, forgiving to all and myself, visualize my perfect future, see myself today doing a thing to reach my perfect future and blessings.” It is a book for someone who is ready to test his or her intellectual boundaries.
  13. Jimmy Fallon asked everyone on Twitter to come out with hilarious stories about they were dumped. It's Hashtags time! Tweet out a funny or embarrassing way that you or a friend got dumped and tag it with #HowIGotDumped. Could be on the show! — jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) February 28, 2018 Since it's a topic that is pretty close to everyone's heart and also not to forget it's relatable AF, people came up with a plethora of hilarious responses. She asked me how to block someone on whatsapp.. I was not able to send her any more messages after the last set of instruction ð#HowIGotDumped — Manmeet Singh Kalsi (@kalsimanmeet) February 28, 2018 Couldn't reach a girl I was dating for 2 days, when I finally got her she said " after not talking to you for 2 days I realized I can live without you. #HowIGotDumped — sheldon millien (@sheldonmillien) February 28, 2018 OUCH! She told me to take out the trash and locked the door while I was outside. #HowIGotDumped — Chris Dmytriw (@chrisdmytriw1) February 28, 2018 I was young and I had this huge huge huge crush on this guy. The guy and his friends found out, they bet $25 that I would say yes immediately if he asked me out. He asked, of course I said yes. Three days later he told me about the bet, said sorry, gave me $10#HowIGotDumped — Yen Estores (@yennybelles) February 28, 2018 BRUHH In 8th grade my boyfriend asked me in between classes if I would cry if he dumped me. I said probably. He then said "Well you better start cryin'!" I didn't cry and i'm gay anyways, so the jokes on him! #HowIGotDumped — Jessica Nicholas (@JesicaNicholas) February 28, 2018 My boyfriend took me to the movies & once we sat down he left to get us popcorn and never came back. 25 mins later I got a text and said 'I can't do this. I'm breaking up with you'. He was my drive too. I had to call my parents to come get me after the movie #HowIGotDumped — hi, im karen (@omg_itsKaren) February 28, 2018 Mom and dads are the best any way! #HowIGotDumped He said his mother didn't want him seeing me anymore because she didn't like my dad. When I asked my dad about it, he said she didn't like him because he had dumped her back in high school. Love you dad! — Bella Donna ð· (@DonnaMLanglais) February 28, 2018 When I was in high school, my mom saw my girlfriend kissing another guy. When she got home my mom said I had a phone call, and when I answered it I could hear my mom pretending to be my girlfriend on the upstairs line. She said it was over! #HowIGotDumped — Gerald (@GeraldKRandles) February 28, 2018 Who does that?! We went to a Mets game and the kiss cam went on us. I leaned in and instead of giving me a kiss, he leaned in and said “we're done”, got up, and left. #howigotdumped — kelsey ð (@see_kel) February 28, 2018 I legit got dumped for liking pineapple on my pizza once. This is NOT a lie. #HowIGotDumped — Innocent Illusion (@DianaG2772) February 28, 2018 Well, life is not fair and while I hope all these people eventually found love, can't ignore the fact that these were some hilarious dump stories!
  14. “I was pretty sure I was going to die.” This was the thought on Mark McMorris' mind eleven months ago, when he met with a deadly accident, which put him in a state of induced coma. That accident left the 24-year-old Canadian snowboarder with a fractured jaw, a ruptured spleen, a collapsed lung, nearly 17 broken bones and a bleak chance of survival. Less than a year later, the world witnessed McMorris standing proudly on the Olympic podium in Pyeongchang, South Korea; with a Bronze medal around his neck, which he won in the men's snowboard slopestyle category. © Reuters Guess, even death gave up before McMorris' strong will and chose to run away from him. Honestly, if there was ever an autobiography to be written on Mark McMorris, the sentence above should be the preface to his epic comeback story, which will serve as the ultimate source of inspiration for generations to come. We are not trying to exaggerate here, but from fear of never snowboarding again to winning a bronze medal at 2018 Winter Olympics for his country; McMorris' story is nothing short of a miracle. © Reuters Whenever we get stuck in some problem, we crib about how life is being unfair to us; and when you get cornered into a life and death situation, it's only natural for anyone to lose hope. But for McMorris, giving up was never an option and it's because of his fighting spirit that today the whole world is applauding him. This man truly deserves every bit of respect in the world. © Twitter McMorris was reportedly snowboarding in Whistler last year, when he mistimed a jump while taking off and his snowboard dug in too deep. This threw him mid-air and he ended up hitting a 20 ft tall tree. He underwent multiple surgeries and feared that he might never be able to snowboard again. Recovering from that condition alone would have been a miracle, but he beat all odds by working hard. Result? He not only entered the competition, but also earned Canada a medal. © Reuters His hard work and inspiring comeback even earned him appreciation from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. What a journey back to the podium for @MarkMcMorris. Mark - your tenacity & courage inspire so many of us. #PyeongChang2018 pic.twitter.com/ltLE3G8Tp1 — Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) February 11, 2018 While sharing the pictures of him in the hospital on Instagram, he wrote “I will never take another day on this earth for granted” and he did exactly that by turning his life for good. Earlier in November, McMorris won a Big Air World Cup in Beijing. A month later, he won bronze at the Winter X Games. In 2014, he won a bronze at Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014. After his exceptional performance and victory, McMorris reportedly said “I probably shouldn't be here, so I'm pretty stoked.” He added, “I need to pinch myself a little bit.” Take a bow, McMorris, take a bow. © Reuters McMorris finished behind 17-year-old American gold medalist, Red Gerard and his Canadian teammate Max Parrot who settled for a silver medal. Gerard took a lead with a score of 87.16, while McMorris scored 85.20 after he pulled off a daring jump that involved three flips and four-and-a-half rotations (in technical terms a backside triple cork 1620). © Reuters He even said, “I feel really good to be an Olympic medalist, pretty special to stay on this podium again after everything.” © Reuters If you ever find yourself in a tough spot and think that your life is becoming miserable, look up at McMorris' journey because there's couldn't be a better epitome for inspiration in the world.
  15. Way before its release, 'PadMan' managed to bring about a change in the society. While their latest promotion and marketing techniques have been subjected to a lot of criticism, one cannot deny that they have helped in getting rid of the stigma around menstruation. Thank you for tagging me #ArunachalamMuruganantham âªYes, that's a Pad in my hand & there's nothing to be ashamed about. It's natural! Period. ⬠âª#PadManChallenge⬠âªCopy, Paste this & Challenge your friends to take a photo with a Pad!⬠Here I am Challenging @deepikapadukone @virat.kohli @aliaabhatt A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on Feb 2, 2018 at 5:42am PST While we all know that the movie is based on real incidents, most of us don't know about the real Pad Man- Arunachalam Muruganantham. © Twitter He is a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu and is the inventor of a low-cost sanitary pad-making machine. The man has been applauded by the entire world for working at the grass root level and for generating awareness about traditional but unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India. No wonder Twinkle Khanna was inspired by him. © Twitter The movie has been in the headlines since it went on floors, and Muruganantham always did his bit to promote the film on his level. Time and again, he posted pictures with Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar and was even on the sets of the film quite often. Happy birthday @mrsfunnybones . Thanks for being a great friend. Few conversations do start a spark ! It started at London and now comes the movie. Thanks for taking the journey and mission forward with #PadMan. Wishing you a great year! pic.twitter.com/wSou6aoTWC — A Muruganantham (@murugaofficial) December 29, 2017 And just before the release of the film, he took to his Twitter to post a beautiful note that he penned down to the cast and crew of the film and to express his gratitude to them. With the caption, “It's going to be an emotional day!”, his letter went viral across the internet. Have a look: It's going to be an emotional day! @akshaykumar @mrsfunnybones @sonamakapoor @radhika_apte @pcsreeram @ItsAmitTrivedi @PadManTheFilm #PadMan pic.twitter.com/TZUQTXQCcT — A Muruganantham (@murugaofficial) February 8, 2018 This heartfelt note made everyone emotional, including Twinkle Khanna. I am getting all emotional myself-reading this as I sit outside the screening where friends are watching Pad Man for the first time! Thank you for trusting us with your story @murugaofficial - It has been an honour to be part of your journey https://t.co/TEq9O59CYf — Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) February 8, 2018 It's been an honour for us and we will always be proud to have known an inspiration like you. #PadManðð»ðð» https://t.co/69R8VWFNpr — KriArj Entertainment (@kriarj) February 8, 2018 The official Twitter handle of the movie had the best response to his note. We exist cause you do. Thank you Sirðð» #PadMan @akshaykumar @sonamakapoor @radhika_apte @mrsfunnybones @SonyPicsIndia @kriarj #RBalki https://t.co/a3NN9MdxVC — Pad Man (@PadManTheFilm) February 8, 2018 His note also got all his fans to pen down emotional messages for him. 1. Already A Hit. Kudos to the whole team - I don't think that it's the collection that would matter. For me this movie was a hit, the day it was decided to be made. @murugaofficial, you have been an inspiration to many. Hats off to @mrsfunnybones and @akshaykumar for giving life to this story — The Aviator Boys (@BhANidzy) February 8, 2018 2. He Really Is The Hero. Salute to your dedication..... which you took as revolution. Keep it up. You truly are the real hero of the Film. — LAKSHYA (@LakshyaAdvani) February 9, 2018 3. The World Would Be A Better Place. Hats off to u Sir. We really need more people like you true and sincere ðð» — Vandana Agarwal (@Vandana53432946) February 9, 2018 4. Take A Bow! Hats off to u Sir. We really need more people like you true and sincere ðð» — Vandana Agarwal (@Vandana53432946) February 9, 2018 5. This Is Just The Beginning. Love this shift in Indian Cinema! Thank you @akshaykumar for being one of the genuine leaders! https://t.co/AZTbh9vseh — Chandresh Bhardwaj (@cbmeditates) February 8, 2018 6. Couldn't Have Said It Better. Cannot wait to watch this path breaking movie. Getting emotional thinking of the two decades of struggles you've been through & the centuries of stigma that it is shattering. Women everywhere are eternally grateful. Time we stand up for ourselves, our bodies. PERIOD! https://t.co/mYVgLoVX09 — Sanchita (@SanchitaL) February 8, 2018 7. YAS! Hats off Padman for your perseverance pic.twitter.com/6yC49RitUT — R Vaidhyanathan (RV) (@aarvee67) February 9, 2018 'PadMan' hits the theatres today and from what we have heard till now, it's an absolute must watch.
  16. Forpheus, a fourth-generation table-tennis robot developed by automation parts maker Omron, returns a shot to a human player during a press preview at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) Japan in Chiba, suburban Tokyo on October 2, 2017. The robot called does more than play a mean game of table tennis. It can read body language to gauge its opponent?s ability, and offer advice and encouragement. Photo: AFP3 LAS VEGAS: The robot called Forpheus does more than play a mean game of table tennis. It can read body language to gauge its opponent´s ability and offer advice and encouragement. "It will try to understand your mood and your playing ability and predict a bit about your next shot," said Keith Kersten of Japan-based Omron Automation, which developed Forpheus to showcase its technology. "We don´t sell ping pong robots but we are using Forpheus to show how the technology works with people," said Kersten. Forpheus is among several devices shown at this week´s Consumer Electronics Show which highlight how robots can become more human-like by acquiring "emotional intelligence" and empathy. Although this specialisation is still emerging, the notion of robotic empathy appeared to be a strong theme at the huge gathering of technology professionals in Las Vegas. Honda, the Japanese auto giant, launched a new robotics program called Empower, Experience, Empathy including its new 3E-A18 robot which "shows compassion to humans with a variety of facial expressions," according to a statement. Although empathy and emotional intelligence do not necessarily require a humanoid form, some robot makers have been working on form as well as function. "We've been working very hard to have an emotional robot," said Jean-Michel Mourier of French-based Blue Frog Robotics, which makes the companion and social robot called Buddy, set to be released later this year. "He has a complex brain," Mourier said at a CES event. "It will ask for a caress or it will get mad if you poke him in the eye." Other robots such as Qihan Technology´s Sanbot and SoftBank Robotics´ Pepper, are being "humanized" by teaching them to read and react to people´s emotional states. Pepper is "capable of interpreting a smile, a frown, your tone of voice, as well as the lexical field you use and non-verbal language such as the angle of your head," according to SoftBank. Robot in human shoes Developing emotional intelligence in robots is a difficult task, melding the use of computer "vision" to interpret objects and people and creating software that can respond accordingly. "Empathy is the goal: the robot is putting itself in the shoes of the human, and that´s about as hard as it gets," said Patrick Moorhead, a technology analyst with Moor Insights & Strategy. "It´s not just about technology, it´s about psychology and trust." Moorhead said this technology is still in the early stages but holds promise in some areas, noting that there is strong interest in Japan amid a lack of caretakers for the elderly population. "In some ways it can be a bit creepy if you´re crying and the robot is trying to console you," he said. "If you have no friends, the next best thing is a friend robot, and introverts might feel more comfortable talking to a robot." 'Emotion chip' One CES exhibitor offered a promise of going further than the current devices by developing an "emotion chip" which can allow robots to process emotions in a manner similar to humans. "There has been a lot of research on detecting human emotions. We do the opposite. We synthesize emotions for the machine," said Patrick Levy-Rosenthal, founder of New York-based Emoshape, which is producing its chip for partners in gaming, virtual and augmented reality and other sectors. It could be used to power a humanoid robot, or other devices. For example, an e-reader could better understand a text to infuse more emotion in storytelling. As for Forpheus, Kersten said the robot´s ability to help people improve their table tennis skills could have numerous applications for sports, businesses and more. "You could sense how people are feeling if they are attentive or in a good state to drive," he said. Another key application could be in health care, he said: "In an elderly patient facility, you can determine if someone is in distress and needs help."
  17. If you are looking forward to making some important decisions in life, then isn't it a better idea to learn the basics from people who have been there and done that? It could be something as serious as starting a new business, taking on your dream job, tackling tough financial times or even making better investments. We've compiled a list of 7 books that look at the lives of the world's most influential business tycoons and we hope you take a few lessons from these wise men. You will learn about the mind of Elon Musk and how he started building apps at the age of 12, about Satya Nadella's leadership style and Steve Jobs thirst for innovation. Jack Ma's rags to riches story and Warren Buffett's smart investment strategy should change your perception of the impossible. So, here is a list of such life-changing stories which everyone should read at least once. 1. My Life and Work: Autobiography of Henry Ford © Bol This is the inspiring autobiography of Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, originally published in 1922. If you are keen to find out how Henry Ford started out, how he got into the business, the strategies he used to become a successful and immensely wealthy businessman, and how he built a company that is functional to this day, then this is the book you should read. It is a book on the life of a founder who built one of America's most successful car manufacturing companies. 2. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance © Gandhi With all that we've talked about Elon Musk, you should all know who the billionaire is by now. If you still want a deeper look into the life of Elon Musk and how he started, this is just the right book for you. You can trace his wildest dreams of space exploration to building the fastest ever electric cars and look at how he got to where he is now. While reading his life's story you will see him as the real-life Tony Stark and side by side, and as the spirit of American invention and its new “makers.” 3. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson © Amazon If you want a sneak peek into the life of Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Inc, you shall not skip watching the movie Jobs(2013) and Steve Jobs(2015). While reading this book, you wil experience his initial days at college and his genius at visualizing the future of computers. His rivalry with Bill Gates and how he was eliminated from the company he built himself and how he returned to the top. If you are looking for some inspiration and leadership tips then is a great book! 4. Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella © Karthik Chidambaram Satya Nadella is the current Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, succeeding Steve Ballmer in 2014. It is one of the latest autobiographies in the list, so if you are looking for a more current leadership style lesson from the industry then this will be your perfect read. Leadership, transformation, and positive company culture, this book covers it all. 5. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight © YouTube/Daniel Karan In his biography, Phil Knight, the founder of Nike shares the inside story of Nike's early days. If you are a budding entrepreneur who is looking for some basic business lessons to go through the early days of running a startup, then this book is for you. 6. Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built © AudiobookStore This is the story of a man who was rejected several times by many universities and failed as many times as possible but still managed to build one of the biggest internet companies in China. The company's $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the world's largest, valuing the company more than Facebook or Coca-Cola. If you want to change your perception of the impossible then this is a must read. 7. Buffett: The Biography by Roger Lowenstein © Amazon UK Warren Buffett started from scratch, simply by picking stocks and companies for investment, and very smartly amassed an astonishing fortune. Want to know how much? According to latest reports, he is the world's 3rd richest man with a total net worth of $85.5bn. Read 'Buffett' to understand the minuscule details of investments and a story of a billionaire with a modest lifestyle.
  18. Elon Musk's space exploration technology company is now hiring. Yes, you read that right. SpaceX is looking for candidates who have an appetite for exploration. The SpaceX vice president of human resources, Brian Bjelde recently put up job listings on the career site, Glassdoor clearly stating, "We're out there looking for people that want to help us achieve that goal of making humans multi-planetary". © SpaceX This is what SpaceX aims to achieve as a team spearheaded by the visionary Elon Musk himself. It is high time that humanity went beyond Earth. Should have a moon base by now and sent astronauts to Mars. The future needs to inspire. https://t.co/6HjDQnRSA5 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 13, 2017 If you are not aware then let us tell you that SpaceX has been rated as one of the top places to work in on Glassdoor for two consecutive years now. Beside an appetite for exploration, what are they looking for in a candidate? © Executive Grapevine Bjelde said he looks for three things in candidates: passion, drive, and talent. He further added his team really wants to learn what makes you tick, what motivates you to do your best work and how you like to be challenged. "Resumes gauge the ability to write a bulleted list of achievements, and that's not always indicative of success — the resume is not going to be sitting in the seat doing the work on Monday," Bjelde said. If you are planning to send yours in he has a recommendation for you. He is suggesting you make your resume more personable is to discuss a failure you've experienced in your career so far and discuss how you overcame it. If you are wondering what kind of person would be sitting on the other side of the table; here is what Bjelde has to say. © Interesting Engineering He says recruiters involved in this activity should always be focused on hiring people better than themselves. He further added,"If you're given the opportunity to grow your team and you seek out someone better than yourself, then you're going to make the company better”. What kind of tests could you face at the time of your interview process? © 24space On Bjelde said, "If you're hiring someone to be a world-class welder here, then we actually bring them in as part of the interview and give them a welding assignment to understand their talent with this task. We do the same thing with our engineering groups, and with any role in which the work activity can be distilled into a practical examination." If this doesn't inspire you to join SpaceX then nothing can "We're not all here to serve Elon Musk and his needs — rather, he's there to serve ours," Bjelde said. "It's rare, and it's a breath of fresh air to have a leader who sincerely cares. It's not about the bottom line or making a dollar to him — it's about the mission," said Bjelde.
  19. CLA, short for Conjugated Linoleic Acid, is another trendy 'fat burning' supplement that sells like hot cakes nowadays. I have even seen bodybuilders and health coaches recommending this supplement to people for a quick fix. Today, I am going to tell you what exactly CLA does and why it is not a fat loss supplement. Marketed As A Revolutionary Fat Loss Formula! © Thinkstock CLA is the most common omega 6 fatty acid that's found in large amounts in vegetable oils. CLA is a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid with double trans-bonds. In other words, CLA is technically a trans-fat but a natural one. Studies that show that trans-fat are unhealthy for you are actually based on industrial trans-fat and not the trans-fat that's naturally found in animal foods. For bodybuilding and fat loss, it is available in a capsule form and is marketed as 'a revolutionary fat burning formula'. Does CLA help in weight loss/fat loss? © Thinkstock Though biologically CLA was discovered way back in 1980's its usage to reduce body fat levels came much later on. Earlier, it was used in research that supported its use to fight cancer in mice. Now there have been various studies and research on CLA and weight loss since then. Yes, it does aid in fat loss, it has been shown in a few studies. But before you jump to a conclusion, three different studies conducted by various organizations and published in US National Library of Medicine have shown absolutely no benefit in taking CLA for fat loss. A recent review of studies published by the same organization in 2012 stated that you can experience fat loss of around 0.1 Kg per week on an average basis with the use of CLA. However, this happens only in the initial few months and then you will hit a plateau. I want to quote a few lines from the study itself, ''the magnitude of the fat loss effect is small, and the clinical relevance is uncertain. Adverse events included constipation, diarrhea and soft stool.'' Therefore even if it's statistically true that it may help with weight loss, the magnitude of fat loss has no real world meaning. Should you buy it? © Thinkstock Considering the fact the one small container of CLA is worth more than a thousand bucks, it makes no sense to invest your money in it. You are better off staying on a clean and calorie deficit diet. If you concentrate more on increasing your metabolic rate and NEAT (NON Exercise Activity Thermogenesis), it will give you far better fat loss results than CLA supplementation. Also, risking your gut health for marginal fat loss doesn't really make any sense. Anuj Tyagi is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist From American Council on Exercise (ACE) . He is the Founder of the website where he provides online Training. Though a Chartered Accountant by education, he has been closely associated with Fitness Industry since 2006. His motto is to transform people Naturally and he believes that the secret formula for Fitness is Consistency and commitment towards your Training and Nutrition. You can connect with him through Facebook and Youtube.
  20. Many users were relieved after WhatsApp rolled out its much-awaited ?Delete for Everyone? feature. However, just because the message does not appear, it doesn?t mean that it has been deleted. A new report claims that the deleted messages are still available on the device and can be accessed easily. According to the Spanish Android blog Android Jefe, the deleted messages are present in the notification log of the device, adding that recipients can easily access deleted messages even if it has been deleted by the sender. The blog further explains that the steps needed to access deleted messages. Users must download another app named ?Notification History? (available on Google Play). After downloading the app, users will have to search the message in the Android notification log. The notification log can be accessed without the need of an additional app. Long press the home screen, then tap on Widgets > Activities > Settings > Notification log. You can then access the system's notification log. However, there are a few limitations. Just the first 100 characters of the deleted message will be visible and only the messages that have generated a notification on the device, or have been seen, interacted with can be retrieved. Moreover, the notification log only saves the messages on the device until it's restarted. Once restarted, we noticed that the log was cleared.
  21. Irrespective of the gender, everybody hates love handles. Truth be told, they not only look bad but also speak volumes about your eating habits. To get rid of these, most people are seen doing the classic side-to-side bending exercise. Well, similar to the misconception that crunches burn off the belly fat, side bends are performed thinking that it will 'melt' the love handles away. Of course, this is far from truth and idiotic to every degree of exercise and nutrition science. You Have Love Handles Because Your Nutrition Sucks, Not Because You Aren't Doing 'Side Bends' You need to drop your body fat to get rid of love handles, period! You can do thousands of side bends but if you are holding a lot of fat, you'll still have love handles. Fix your nutrition! But If You Still Want To Do Side Bends, Read This Carefully To Avoid Injury Understanding The Oblique Muscles There are 2 kinds of obliques in the human body- internal obliques, which are deep inside the trunk and external oblique (superficial muscle) which is visible on lateral sides of abdomen once you get shredded. The external oblique muscle extends from the lower half of the ribs and down to the pelvis. When we talk about any oblique exercise, we precisely talk about the external oblique training. Moreover, the function of this muscle is to pull the chest downwards and compress the abdominal cavity. Avoid These Mistakes Mistake 1 I have seen a lot of people holding dumbbells or plates in both hands while performing the side bends aka lateral flexion. Now this is what makes it an ineffective exercise. Taking resistance in both hands actually becomes counterproductive, as it creates a balance which minimizes the optimal tension at the targeted muscle. Correction In order to make it an effective exercise, always perform a set with a load in one hand at a time. Mistake 2 Another common mistake that people do while doing loaded side bends is generating force from the biceps while doing a lateral extension. In simple words, people bend their hand holding the weight firmly while standing straight after a lateral flexion. This actually reduces the tension from oblique and the force is now being generated from biceps as a prime mover. Correction Always keep your hand straight and let your fingers act as a hook by holding the resistance (dumbbell or a plate). The lateral extension should be done by just focusing on the oblique muscle of the other side. So if you are bending on the right side, extend the back without bending your hand. Hence, avoid these 2 common mistakes and witness some kick-ass tension over your external obliques. Try it out and share your experience with us. Rachit Dua is an advanced K11 certified fitness coach for general and special population (people with medical issues, old age people, pregnant women, and children) and a certified sports nutritionist. You can get in touch with him facebook and Instagram.
  22. Considering us as one of the youngest population in the world as of now, it is high time we make the 100 percent out of this young energy. Startup and entrepreneurship are the buzzwords of today but before embarking on any such journey, we need to see if we are fit for it or not. And if we are not, then we need to learn how to become one. © Thinkstock /Getty Images If you have just graduated or are still in college somewhere, there could be a probability you might be thinking of starting your own business. Right? But, have you thought through it? This may be sounding quite demotivating so far but this is important and you know it. Finding your purpose or building one is more important than just jumping on any boat you see in the trend. More than that we need all the mentorship we can get, irregardless where we get it from. If you are still with me, here is some wise advice from the one and only Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Inc. and SpaceX. Do listen to him carefully since he is speaking the crux of his overall experience. Initially you may find it weird but when you think about it in solitude you will make sense out of it. So when students of Draper University visited his Tesla factory, he was asked, "As an established entrepreneur, what is the number one tip you have for all the young entrepreneurs waiting to startup? To which he replied, "I think it's very difficult to start companies, it's quite painful. A friend of mine has a good phrase for doing a startup: it's like eating glass and staring into the abyss. If you are wired to do it, then only do it, not otherwise. So think of it this way - if you need inspiring words, DON'T DO IT!" Wait. Wait. Wait! Keep reading and see why this advice is nothing short of being precious and lifesaving. One of the students present at the event interpreted Musk's answer like this: "Firstly, being an entrepreneur has been overly glorified in movies and TV shows, but for the most part, running a company is difficult. Most of us are not ready for it or are more interested in the idea of being an entrepreneur rather than actually be willing to put in the work to become one." Are you ready to take that road? © Thinkstock/Getty Images Entrepreneurship demands you to fail often. Risk-taking, the tireless efforts are its common traits. So, chose this path only if you are resolute with such rock-like mentality, otherwise it could set you for a lifetime of misery. But if you think you can keep going strong despite all the failure and heartbreaks, then you are going to be just fine. All the best!
  23. Jon Snow knows everything now and the world will never be the same. Well, it seems like the last season of 'Game Of Thrones' show will be a rollercoaster of emotions, not just for the fans, but even the actors. Kit Harington, who has been playing the role of Jon Snow since the beginning of the show, revealed on BBC's The One Show that he started crying when he, along with all the other cast members, sat down for a read through of the final episode of the insanely popular HBO show. © HBO “We had a read through last week in fact, so I know everything now,” he said. “I cried at the end! You have to remember, I've done eight years of it... I get a bit weepy thinking about it.” Even though the final season will come out in 2019, just the thought of its inevitable end has everyone quite emotional, even now. The actor admitted that just the thought of it ending seems very strange to him, especially after he has given the show his everything for the last eight years. © HBO “I get a bit weepy thinking about it. It's going to be to a strange year. Saying goodbye to everyone, having your last scene with this person or having your last scene with that person. Not only you're attached to it, loads of people around the world are attached to it,” Harington said. Obviously, he knows his character's fate, but he has been 'sworn to secrecy'. In fact, the makers are going to unbelievable lengths to keep all the twists and turns that are about to happen in the season finale of the show under wraps. © HBO “[I was told], 'Don't tell them you're filming. Don't take pictures in Belfast. Don't do all of that,'” he said. “It's on lockdown!” Although, the fact that his time in Westeros coming to an end is making him a little “weepy” right now, he has previously admitted that he was pleased to be finishing his run on the show, as it will give him the time to pursue other projects. © HBO But, he can't escape Jon Snow, and he probably never will. Just recently, his fiancé Rose Leslie made him dress up as Snow for a “bad taste” costume party. Well, even though Kit now knows everything, we will still, unfortunately, have to wait two years for the finale. Also, this meme is a lie now. © HBO
  24. Jon Snow knows everything now and the world will never be the same. Well, it seems like the last season of 'Game Of Thrones' show will be a rollercoaster of emotions, not just for the fans, but even the actors. Kit Harington, who has been playing the role of Jon Snow since the beginning of the show, revealed on BBC's The One Show that he started crying when he, along with all the other cast members, sat down for a read through of the final episode of the insanely popular HBO show. © HBO “We had a read through last week in fact, so I know everything now,” he said. “I cried at the end! You have to remember, I've done eight years of it... I get a bit weepy thinking about it.” Even though the final season will come out in 2019, just the thought of its inevitable end has everyone quite emotional, even now. The actor admitted that just the thought of it ending seems very strange to him, especially after he has given the show his everything for the last eight years. © HBO “I get a bit weepy thinking about it. It's going to be to a strange year. Saying goodbye to everyone, having your last scene with this person or having your last scene with that person. Not only you're attached to it, loads of people around the world are attached to it,” Harington said. Obviously, he knows his character's fate, but he has been 'sworn to secrecy'. In fact, the makers are going to unbelievable lengths to keep all the twists and turns that are about to happen in the season finale of the show under wraps. © HBO “[I was told], 'Don't tell them you're filming. Don't take pictures in Belfast. Don't do all of that,'” he said. “It's on lockdown!” Although, the fact that his time in Westeros coming to an end is making him a little “weepy” right now, he has previously admitted that he was pleased to be finishing his run on the show, as it will give him the time to pursue other projects. © HBO But, he can't escape Jon Snow, and he probably never will. Just recently, his fiancé Rose Leslie made him dress up as Snow for a “bad taste” costume party. Well, even though Kit now knows everything, we will still, unfortunately, have to wait two years for the finale. Also, this meme is a lie now. © HBO
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