How our eating habits affect our lifestyle and how to overcome them?

Being well into the summer, we can’t get enough of various ways to beat the heat. Cold soft drinks, soda and other aerated drinks, smoothies, milkshakes, ice-creams and other cold things to eat and drink is all that we can think of. We want to consume everything chilled and right off the refrigerator. Although there is enough awareness that the best food to consume during the heat wave is fruits and vegetables, we often head towards a quick solution.

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Empowering Rural India with Technology

Imagine a day in our lives in the city, without any sort of technology - No micro-oven, refrigerator,
washing machine or any of the other appliances, transportation, electricity and obviously no internet!
And that defines the state of affairs at work where automation is the order of the day.

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It almost seems like life would come to a stand-still without our smartphones & computers.
Now, apply this to all the major inventions and discoveries. Perhaps, the world would have not
progressed beyond the dark ages.

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso

In today’s fast-paced world, it is tougher by the day to hold people’s attention unless something is interesting and creative. We seek novelty in almost everything today – ranging from the food we eat to clothes that we wear, television channels or programmes that we watch to careers that we choose.

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The demand and pressure to be creative is more than ever. More often we hear the phrase, “Think out of the box”.  Competition is a stress that is affecting even children right from their tender age. Thus, the need to stand out from the crowd and draw attention, which is highly rewarded, has grown multi-fold.

Positive Developmental Benefits of Reading Literature

Education is not just an academic exercise. It involves molding the physical, mental,
psychological, emotional, intellectual, social and even the spiritual dimension of individual
personality.

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Hence it remains a process that involves a combination of various methods and
techniques consciously designed and selected towards this holistic approach.
By now all of us know that children grasp faster and more through active practical
involvement in comparison to passive methods like lectures and talks. They assimilate more in
lesser time and with lesser effort when they are allowed to experiment, express, question,
imagine and analyze.

Quality of Education is more Important than its Volume, Declares CBSE

2019-01-03 The universal use of the internet and smartphones has made the Lifestyle of children extremely
sedentary and hence unhealthy. There is marked increase in early onset of ailments like obesity,
diabetes, cardiovascular and neurological diseases Other than these, labile blood sugar, high
cholesterol, deficiencies in the level of Calcium and Vitamin D are the most common signs of
deteriorating health among children.

Best NEW YEAR Resolution for School Students

New year resolutions for students
“It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness”
James M Barrie

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This to me seems a simple Mantra of success in life, especially student life, the bedrock of once future.
If your aim is meaningful education, then a goal-oriented approach towards the expected result is the
key.
Each educational program comes with too much to be accomplished in too little a time. This requires
determination, planning and subsequent action. What better time than New Year there could be to
begin this process, below we look at certain essential ingredients of student new year resolutions.

How to Handle Your Child's Academic Pressure

Exams or not, holidays or not, academic pressure plagues children and parents alike. It’s as if their entire life depended on it. Or does it? Why do we lay such stress on academic excellence? What happens to that section of the population who are not proficient enough? After all, it’s common knowledge that there can be only one topper? Then why are we all running a race without giving any thought as to why or how? Why is our inherent herd mentality which was meant to be a survival skill driving us to doom?

Say No To Bullying

Bullies are everywhere. Being bullied while being perceived as being victimized does have serious and lasting consequences on the psyche. But the victim is not the only one who undergoes trauma. Addressing the issue from the root cause starts from the bully as he/she is has some grave psychological imbalance to go to the extent of finding solace in others’ misery with dominance.

ASSERTIVENESS

Assertiveness is becoming an increasingly essential social and communication skill. But unfortunately it is confused with aggression. Aggression is a negative trait which may involve violence either actively or passively. But assertiveness is an expression of calm confidence that does not take on any form of violence. Aggressive responses signal a lack of self-confidence and most times deemed inappropriate whereas assertiveness is standing up for oneself or others and the most appropriate way to express views and opinions.

This is what happens when you stay focused

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“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”

Exam times are not the only reasons for children to stay focused. Keeping their attention and concentration on the lessons as they are being taught is more crucial than just during exam times. And if they are taught the art of practicing focus, it becomes second nature to them thereby eliminating the need to be on their backs their whole lives.

Technological advances have brought with them a whole load of distractions by means of social media, movies and books all at the click of a button. Children spend maximum time online; some surf and some study. So is this article an advice to parent to ban social media and all electronic gadgets from children’s lives? Certainly not. A happy child with a happy mind is the basis for focus and depriving them is only going to make them sulk and is going to take their minds away from studies than ever.