Category: Features

I and many others have often written and talked about the importance of single-tasking your work to get it done more effectively.

Stay in the Moment Simple Habits

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha There is only one time and place where you can be and have any control over. The present moment. But most of us still spend a lot of our...

For ideas about how to make Earth-friendly fuels, microbiologist Steve Singer studies bacteria living on garbage.

Bacteria are All around Us

Victoria Orphan has loved the ocean for as long as she can remember. She used to snorkel in the Pacific Ocean near her family’s home in San Diego, Calif. She’d grab her mask and snorkel tube to visit the hidden world of plants and animals beneath the ocean’s surface. Orphan...

Internet Gaming Addiction: New Cigar to Youth

Internet Gaming Addiction: New Cigar to Youth । Mahid Sa’ad

In 21st century, it’s almost difficult to subsist without internet. It has made human being’s life more dynamic ever than before. An estimated 4.2 billion people around the world have internet access, more than half of the global population. But sometimes people’s activity in internet resulted in the thriving and...

When you’re building some of the world’s biggest airliners, you need an equally outsized building.

The Biggest Building in The World

When you’re building some of the world’s biggest airliners, you need an equally outsized building. When Boeing decided to build the 747 – a plane so big it would become known around the world as the jumbo jet – they had to build a factory large enough to build several...

I was completely amazed when I first learned about the tribe "Sentinlese".

Untouched peoples of the world । Khadiza Binte Mostafiz

I was completely amazed when I first learned about the tribe “Sentinlese”. It was some days ago when I saw a news about a Christian missionary being killed by an untouched tribe named “Sentinlese”. What amazed me more was the fact that many tribes like “Sentinlese” still exists in the 21st...

Incredible Statues

Incredible Statues । Khadiza Binte Mostafiz

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “STATUE”? If you think that this word defines something ordinary, made of clay or cement, then you are so wrong.” A Statue is a free-standing sculpture in which the realistic, full length figures of persons or...

Classrooms in Japan ।

Classrooms in Japan । Fahmida Mehreen

Japan is an epitome of success in the modern world. It has exceled in all scopes, starting from infrastructural development to live-changing technologies. People in Japan are highly progressive. It is needless to say, that at the root of its success lies it’s well-defined and well-structured education system. Education system...

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Super Telescopes

In the most desolate regions of the globe, astronomers and engineers are building a new generation of super telescopes. The high-tech structures will be spread across several continents and be so sophisticated that they can register molecules and atoms several light years away. Made up of 492 smaller, hexagonal mirrors,...

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The Mahogany Ship

Girt by sea as we so famously are, it’s no surprise that Australia is home to plenty of likewise famous shipwrecks. After all, before human flight, a ship was the only way a European could travel to the sunburnt country. What is a surprise though is that it took so...

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Stop Being Pessimistic

One of the most powerful habits that I’ve picked up in the past 10+ years is to stop being pessimistic and to think in a more optimistic and constructive way instead. It makes life feel lighter and not so burdensome. It opens up new paths towards where you want to...

Influence of Genes on Academic Achievement

Influence of Genes on Academic Achievement

Children differ widely in how well they do at school. In recent years, researchers have shown that around two-thirds of differences in school achievement can be explained by differences in children’s genes. Genes have been shown to influence how well children do at primary school, at the end of compulsory education, and even in different...

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Small Habits That Destroy Happiness

“Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.” – Wayne Dyer   “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius   It is usually...

Memory Hacks to Make You Smarter

Memory Hacks to Make You Smarter

No matter how smart you think you are, the chances are that you sometimes fail to make the most of your memory. A series of surveys have shown most students fail to use proven methods of learning effectively, instead wasting their time on ineffective methods. One of the problems is that we...

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Drinking from the Air

All air, from arid deserts to humid cities, contains water vapour – globally, an estimated 3,100 cubic miles (12,900 cubic kilometres) of water is suspended as humidity in the air around us. That’s more than all the water in Lake Superior, the largest lake in North America (11,600 cubic km), or five...

The rail that ‘belongs to all Muslims’

Opened in 1908 from Damascus to Medina, the Hejaz Railway was built to bring the Ottoman Empire closer together. Much has changed, but the line continues to entrance travellers today. Located on the side of a dusty road, Amman’s Hejaz Railway station is easy to miss. To get there, you...

So Many Names of Breads

Having customers order a ‘toasted teacake’ in the West Yorkshire sandwich shop where I worked as a teenager wasn’t unusual, yet even this simple request always necessitated a follow-up question: ‘plain or currant?’. While to me a ‘teacake’ naturally implies a plain, savoury bread roll, most of the country outside...

The birthday party that went wrong

It all began with a birthday. On Saturday 23 June, Peerapat “Night” Sompiangjai turned 17 – a milestone most young people around the world would want to celebrate in style. Night was out with his friends, the other members of local youth football team the Wild Boars, and their assistant...

Countries That Set the World Culture

Global influence is often measured by military, political or economic might, but for some countries, it’s the strength of the culture – its food, fashion or entertainment – that most strongly impacts the wider world. These culturally influential countries were recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report, based on factors...

A Taste for Haste

On a recent evening at Ttobagi Driver’s Restaurant in Seoul’s Gwanak District, I surreptitiously started a timer upon placing my order. The waitress strolled off in a leisurely fashion, returning with kimchi and other side dishes just two minutes and 20 seconds later. One and half minutes after that, a...