February 2015
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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors," said the great Greek philosopher Plato. One may call it the art of diplomacy, buttering, backbiting, earning brownie points etc. But if you want to survive and excel in this highly competitive and complex corporate world, you can't ignore office politics. However, it's an indisputable truth that office politics is in other words a sacrifice of self esteem and many argues that people involved in this contribute very little to the organization. But there are some simple ways to deal with it to remain unhurt.


1. Be a team player:    Being a good team player is attained at the point of realization that the company and the team come before you. Outperforming in a team project lifts your morale, which obviously increases your chances of being promoted. Personal attitude matters a lot here. Not everyone in the team can be your good friends, never a possibility. What counts is your professional maturity of not voicing your difference against another while at work.
2. Be a good observer:    There is no excuse if you miss to observe what is happening around you and how things are done in your organization. Observation means involvement too, rather an indirect participation. Here you should try to find out what are the values of the company and how are they enacted? What is the process of decision making? What is the risk tolerance level? You will get an accurate idea about the culture of your organization by finding out the answers for the above questions and thus you can design your style of work in your organization.
3. Be a good communicator:  Communication doesn't only mean that you talk and develop a good rapport with everyone around you. Rather, it's how you let everyone know what you have achieved in a con vincible manner. But at the same time, a fallacy of exaggerating your success or taking undeserved credit for your role in teamwork will land you to neck-deep office politics. A good communicator creates friends and a makes even enemies talk good about him - he is the master of diplomacy.
4. Respect all:  Respecting your subordinates is as important as your superiors. While you shower your boss with countless salaams and behave with people working under you or co-workers in an autocratic manner with the wrong notion of positional hierarchy, you can never expect respect from anyone. In the heavily complex professional and personal relationship web in an organization, you never know to whom someone might be connected.
5. Manage your own behavior:  You got to be calm and cool at times of tensions. Refrain from gossiping, questionable judgments and spreading rumors. Grow beyond interpersonal conflicts. You should never compromise on your integrity. Professionalism and work ethics should be the basis of your actions. Above all, you should be extremely careful when revealing things to others - never blindly rely on confidentiality.

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A child told the mother: “Mum you are very beautiful today.”
Replied the mother : “Why?”
The child said : “ Because you did not get angry today .”
Moral of the story:
1. It is easy to possess beauty:- do not get angry.
2. Anger is temporary madness.


A man attended an interview for a job.
Along the corridor, he picked up a piece and threw it into a dustbin.
The interviewer passed by and saw it.
This man got the job.
Moral of the story:
Live with good habits, and you will be recognized.


A small boy worked as an apprentice in a bicycle shop.
A man sent a bicycle for repair.
After repairing the bicycle, this boy cleaned up the bicycle and it looked like a new one.
Other apprentices laughed at him for doing redundant work.
The second day after the owner claimed the bicycle back, this boy was pinched and offered a job.
Moral of the story :
1. Go the extra mile to be successful.
2. Doing more gains more Doing less loses more.


The owner of a farm asked his child to work everyday at the farm.
His friend said to him : “ You do not have to make your son work so hard. The crops would grow just as good.”
Owner of the farm replied: “ I am not cultivating my crops, but my child.”
Moral of the story:
1. A simple way to groom a child is to let him experience some hardships.
2. If not cut, jade would not turn into useful ware.


A shop is always brightly lit up.
Someone asked : “What brand of bulb are you using ? It is so lasting.”
The shop owner replied : “Our bulbs blew out frequently. We replaced them once a bulb blew out.”
Moral of the story:
1. It is simple to maintain brightness , change the bulbs regularly.
2. To brightening up everyday life : Endeavor to abandon unwholesome states of mind and make an effort to encourage wholesome states to grow.

Story - The Cow and the Owner
Story - The Unhappy Young Lady 
Story - The Successful Tennis Player
Story - Take Care of Your Rocks
Story - The Girl and the Necklace 
Story - Pencil and Eraser 
Story - The Scholar and the Ferryman 
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What is it that causes toothaches? How did my teeth go bad suddenly when they were fine all these years? Why do my teeth hurt when I eat or drink anything hot or cold? How did I manage to get cavities even though I brush every day? All these and more are questions many of us ask at some point of time or the other. Toothaches are very common, as are the cavities that cause them. Many of us also end up chipping a tooth due to a fall, contact during sports or maybe even a pointless fight in school. The teeth are among the hardest parts of our body, but they are vulnerable to injury and decay. 
Enamel and everything else
The hard, outer part of the tooth that appears white in colour is called the enamel. The enamel has high mineral content, which is why it is very hard and brittle. It is also non-living and has no nerve endings or blood flow. So, we do not feel anything on our teeth until the enamel actually decays and the underlying layer is exposed. 
The job of the enamel is to aid in the primary functions of the teeth: chewing, biting and tearing. It also protects the underlying living and sensitive layers of the teeth from contact with food and other objects. 
Keeping the enamel intact and the teeth healthy requires a proper combination of good oral health and diet. 
The bad guys
The biggest enemy of the teeth is sugar. This means that all the sweet stuff like candies, ice-cream, fizzy drinks and fruit juices are villains who will damage your enamel. How? Sugars are broken down right at the mouth because they are an instant source of energy. When sugar breaks down, certain acids are produced. Because the enamel is high in mineral content, it dissolves in acid, causing erosion and decay. These dental caries, or cavities that are created with enamel decay expose the sensitive underlying layers of the teeth. And that is when it hurts.
The mouth also has lots of bacteria. Some of them form a thin coating around the teeth during this sugar break-down process. This coating is called a plaque and it can easily be scraped off with a toothbrush. However, if allowed to remain for a couple of days, they form a brownish coating on the enamel called a tartar. You may have noticed such brown stains especially on the back surface of your teeth. Plaque and tartar not only harm the teeth by causing decay, they can also cause infection of the gums. 
What does all this mean? The enamel suffers at the hands of food items with high sugar content and bacteria that constantly seek to attack whatever tissue they can find. Food stuck in between the teeth amplifies this problem, causing the enamel to erode and cavities to form. Cavities are usually irreversible i.e. the enamel cannot be reformed to fill up these cavities. Tartar, too becomes rock hard when it forms and cannot be removed by brushing. The best way to take care of your teeth and keep them healthy is to prevent such problems from occurring. 
Clean teeth and good food
Brushing our teeth regularly is very important. Not just because it makes the teeth shine and gives us fresh breath, but also because it literally saves the enamel from daily dangers. It helps to remove plaque and small pieces of food stuck between the teeth that are harbingers of cavities and painful toothaches. The fluoride present in toothpaste enables the minerals in teeth to resist bacterial attack. A dental floss further removes tiny pieces of food that toothbrushes can miss and mouthwash has anti-bacterial properties, all working together to keep the mouth safer. Brush twice regularly and your teeth will remain healthy for a long time.

Avoid food that has very high sugar content, especially if you already have cavities. It is the frequency and not the quantity of sugar ingestion that decides the amount of harm done to your teeth. Hence, chewing on candies throughout the day is more damaging than eating lots of ice-cream in one sitting because the former keeps the mouth acidic for a longer period of time.

Most of our meals contain starch which gets broken down into sugar and so a certain amount of acidity after each meal is inevitable. Rinsing well after each meal and using a toothpick to removes bits and pieces of food stuck in the teeth are good habits that will keep your teeth healthier and cleaner. Fizzy drinks and fruit juices are better drunk with a straw so that they do not come much in contact with your teeth.

Those of us who have developed cavities will have noticed that the teeth do not hurt until the cavity has become pretty deep or unless the teeth come in contact with very hot or cold food and that sends a rush of pain in the underlying part of the tooth. Hence, it is very important to regularly visit a dentist to check for cavities and decay, especially in areas such as the molars and in-between the teeth which are not really visible to us. Dental procedures are available to clean and fill cavities and to remove tartar, preventing further damage to the tooth. 
Other things to watch out for
Prolonged acidity, formation of tartar and subsequent bacterial infection can cause harm to the gums, too. Infected gums can cause swelling, bleeding, weak dental roots and a lot of pain, not to mention bad breath. Hence, the importance of proper oral hygiene cannot be stressed upon enough.

As for the teeth, they are vulnerable to injury and hence, proper protection should be used when indulging in activities that put them at risk. The enamel can also be damaged by actions such as grinding and rubbing teeth against each other and hence, one should avoid doing so.

A healthy set of teeth helps in proper chewing and digestion, protects against infection of the various tissues in the mouth and what's more, it also gives you a great smile. The set of teeth adults have is permanent and irreplaceable and hence, we should do what we can to take good care of it.
Note:  For more details and guidance please contact your Doctor.  This is just for the general information of the readers 
source: unknwon

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Traffic lights with countdown indicators
A pen that lets you scan and write in any colour.
Wall outlets with USB chargers.
It should also come with a built-in night light 
And the ultimate outlet would also have 
extension cords built into the wall 
Small tiles you can attach to your keys, wallet, computer,
 or pretty much anything. 
If you lose anything, you can then look up their 
location on your Smartphone 
Fresh pizza vending machines 
Benches that you can turn to always have a dry seat 
Power strips that you can expand and rotate 
Mug that catches any drips 
Parking garages with lights showing open spaces 
Stairs with slides 
Supermarkets with build your own 12-packs of soda 

How to stop littering 
Back pack with hood -- where was this
 when I was in school? 
Device that charges your phone from hot or cold drinks. 
Or this solar powered charger. 
Water fountains with built-in water bottle filling station. 
Subways where you can pay by recycling. 
Device to lift the Pringles up. 
A fun way to clean. 
A hair brush that is easy to clean  
Ear buds that won’t tangle. 
USB rechargeable batteries. 
Packing tape that is easy to open. 
Bike racks that don’t take up sidewalk space. 
 Caution signs that are funny. 
Movie theater screens in the bathroom so
 you don’t miss anything.
Even better if the theater has bean bag seats. 

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A king in Africa had a close friend he grew up with. The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that ever occurred in his life (positive or negative) and remarking, "This is good!"

One day the king and his friend were out on a hunting expedition. The friend would load and prepare the guns for the king. The friend had apparently done something wrong in preparing one of the guns, for after taking the gun from his friend, the king fired it and his thumb was blown off.

Examining the situation the friend remarked as usual, "This is good!" To which the king replied, "No, this is NOT good!" and had his friend sent to jail.

About a year later, the king was hunting in an area that he should have known to stay clear of. Cannibals captured him and took them to their village. They tied his hands, stacked some wood, set up a stake and bound him to the stake. As they came near to set fire to the wood, they noticed that the king was missing a thumb.

Being superstitious, they never ate anyone that was less than whole. So untying the king, they sent him on his way. As he returned home, he was reminded of the event that had taken his thumb and felt remorse for his treatment of his friend.

He went immediately to the jail to speak with his friend. "You were right" he said, "it was good that my thumb was blown off." And he proceeded to tell his friend all that had just happened. "And so I am very sorry for sending you to jail for so long. It was bad for me to do this."

"No," his friend replied, "this is good!"

"What do you mean, 'This is good?!'" How could it be good that I sent my friend to jail for a year."

"If I had not been in jail, I would have been with you.:)"

Everything in life happens for a reason, we have to be optimistic to find the hidden wisdom behind this yet realistic to adapt to the situation so that it does not add stress to our life. Its takes time to practice but yet one of the most powerful techniques to cultivate happiness in our brain.

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If swimming is a good exercise to stay FIT,
Why are whales FAT ??

Why is the place in a stadium where people SIT,
called a STAND ?

Why is that everyone wants to go to HEAVEN,
but nobody wants to DIE..

In our country, We have FREEDOM of SPEECH,
Then why do we have TELEPHONE BILLS ?

If money doesn't grow on TREES,
then why do banks have BRANCHES ?

Why doesn't GLUE
stick to its BOTTLE ?

Why do you still call it a BUILDING,
when its already BUILT ?

If its true that we are here to HELP others,
What are others HERE for ?

If All The Nations In The World Are In Debt,
Where Did All The Money Go..?

When Dog Food Is New With Improved Taste,
Who Tests It..?

If The "Black Box" Flight Recorder Is Never Damaged During A Plane Crash,
Why Isn't The Whole Airplane Made Out Of That Stuff..?

Who Copyrighted
The Copyright Symbol..?

Why Do People Say "You've Been Working Like A Dog",
When Dogs Just Sit Around All Day..??

We all are Living in a seriously funny world�������� So Enjoy ��

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The moment you are in TENSION you will lose your ATTENTION
which leads you to some sort of CONFUSION
This may spoil your personal RELATIONS ultimately; you won't get COOPERATION and get things into COMPLICATION
Then you may raise CAUTION and you have to take MEDICATION
Why not try understanding the SITUATION and try to think about the SOLUTION
Many problems will be solved by DISCUSSION.

Work out better in your PROFESSION Don't Think this is a free SUGGESTION It is only for you’re PREVENTION
If you understand my INTENTION you’ll never come again into TENSION!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!

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A powerful, yet often misunderstood, aim of spiritual study is purity.
Purity of the soul means to return to its original divine qualities.
The soul has become so polluted with less than divine qualities, it can
hardly enjoy being alive. Purifying the soul puts the higher self back
in charge - useless and negative thoughts are removed and annoying
habits finish. A pure soul cannot be touched by sorrow; indeed the
power of purity is such, it serves to remove the sorrow of the whole
world. Purity restores happiness - even bliss. All you need to do, in
order to re-establish your purity, is want it. But you need to want it
intensely, to the exclusion of everything else. The one thought, "I
must become completely pure". sparks a fire of love between you and
God. This fire melts away all the pollution, and your purity becomes
such a power that it frees you from all battles for ever.

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We may not be conscious about
20 people who changed the INTERNET

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1 # Vint Cerf And Bob Kahn - Father of the Internet.
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The Father of Internet Vint Cerf, together with Bob Kahn
created the TCP/IP suite of communication protocols
- a language used by computers to talk to each other in a network. 
Vint Cerf once said that the internet is just a mirror of the population 
and spam is a side effect of a free service.

2 # Tim Berners-Lee = Inventor of WWW.

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Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. 
He wrote
the first web client and server and designed a way to create
links, or hypertext, amid different pieces of online information.
He now maintains standards for the web and continues to
refine its design as a director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

3 # Ray Tomlinson = Father of Email.

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Programmer Ray Tomlinson, the Father of Email made it
possible to exchange messages between machines in
diverse locations; between universities, across continents, and oceans.
He came up with the “@” symbol format fore-mail addresses.
Today, more than a billion people around
the world type @ sign every day.

4 # Michael Hart = The birth of eBooks.
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Michael Hart started the birth of eBooks and breaks down
the bars of ignorance and illiteracy. He created the Project
Gutenberg and was considered world’s first electronic library
that changed the way we read. The collection includes public
domain works and copyrighted works with express permission.

5 # Gary Thuerk = The first Email spam.
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Spamming is an old marketing technique. Gary Thuerk, sent
his first mass e-mailing to customers over the Arpanet for
Digital’s new T-series of VAX systems. What he didn’t
realize at the time was that he had sent the world’s first spam.

6 # Scott Fahlman = The first emoticon.
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Scott Fahlman is credited with originating the first ASCII-based
smiley emoticon, which he thought would help to distinguish
between posts that should be taken humorously and those of a
more serious nature. Now, everybody uses them in messenger
programs, chat rooms, and e-mail.

7 #Marc Andreessen = Netscape Navigator.
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Marc Andreessen revolutionized Internet navigation. He came up
with first widely used Web browser called Mosaic which was later
commercialised as the Netscape Navigator. Marc Andreessen is
also co-founder and chairman of Ning and an investor in several
startups including Digg, Plazes, and Twitter.

8. Jarkko Oikarinen = Internet Relay Chat, IRC.
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Jarkko Oikarinen developed the first real-time online chat tool
in Finland known as Internet Relay Chat. IRC’s fame took off in
1991. When Iraq invaded Kuwait and radio and TV signals were
shut down, thanks to IRC though up-to-date information was able to be distribute.

9 # Robert Tappan Morris = First Worm Virus.
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The concept of a worm virus is unique compare to the
conventional hacking. Instead of getting into a network
themselves, they send a small program they have coded to
do the job. From this concept, Robert Tappan Morris created
the Morris Worm. It’s one of the very first worm viruses to be
sent out over the internet that inadvertently caused many
thousands of dollars worth of damage and “loss of productivity”
when it was released in the late 80s

10 # David Bohnett - Geocities.
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David Bohnett founded GeoCities in 1994, together with John Rezner.
It grew to become the largest community on the Internet.
He pioneered and championed the concept of providing free
home pages to everyone on the web. The company shut down
the service on October 27, 2009.

11 # Ward Cunningham - The first Wiki.
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American programmer Ward Cunningham developed the first
wiki as a way to let people collaborate, create and edit online
pages together. Cunningham named the wiki after the Hawaiian word for “quick.”

12 # Sabeer Bhatia - Hotmail.
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Sabeer Bhatia founded Hotmail in which the uppercase
letters spelling out HTML-the language used to write the
base of a webpage. He got in the news when he sold the
free e-mailing service , Hotmail to Microsoft for $400 million.
He was awarded the “Entrepreneur of the Year” by
Draper Fisher Jurvertson in 1998 and was noted by TIME
as one of the “People to Watch” in international business in 2002.
His most exciting acquisition of 2009 was Jaxtyr which
he believes is set to overtake Skype in terms of free global calling.

13 #Matt Drudge - The Drudge Report.
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Matt Drudge started the news aggregation website The Drudge
It gained popularity when he was the first outlet to break
the news that later became the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

14# Larry Page And Sergey Brin - Google. (wikipedia)
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Larry Page and Sergey Brin changed the way we search and
use the Internet. They worked as a seamless team at the top
of the search giant. Their company grew rapidly every year since
it began. Page and Brin started with their own funds, but
the site quickly outgrew their own existing resources.
They later obtain private investments through Stanford.
Larry Page, Sergey Brin and their company Google, continue to
favor engineering over business.

15# Bill Gates - Microsoft.
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Bill Gates founded the software company called “Micro-Soft”.
a combination of “microcomputer software.” Later on, Bill Gates
developed a new GUI (Graphical User Interface) for a disk operating
system. He called this new style Windows. He has all but accomplished
his famous mission statement, to put “a computer on every desk and
in every home”. at least in developed countries.

16# Steve Jobs - Apple.
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Steve Jobs innovative idea of a personal computer led him into
revolutionizing the computer hardware and software industry.
The Apple founder changed the way we work, play and communicate.
He made simple and uncluttered web design stylish. The story
of Apple and Steve Jobs is about determination, creative genius,
pursuit of innovation with passion and purpose.

18 # Brad Fitzpatrick - LiveJournal.
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Brad Fitzpatrick created LiveJournal, one of the earliest blogging
He is seen on the Internet under the nickname bradfitz.
He is also the author of a variety of free software projects such as
memcached, used on LiveJournal, Facebook and YouTube.
LiveJournal continues today as an online community where
people can share updates on their lives via diaries and blogs.
Members connect by creating a “friends list” that links to their pals’ recent entries. 

19 # Shawn Fanning = Napster. 
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Shawn Fanning developed Napster, a peer-to-peer file-sharing program
designed to let music fans find and trade music. Users put whatever
files they were willing to share with others into special directories
on their hard drives. The service had more than 25 million users
at its peak in 2001, and was shut down after a series of high-profile lawsuits,
not before helping to spark the digital music revolution now dominated by Apple.
Napster has since been rebranded and acquired by Roxio.

20 # Peter Thiel - Paypal. 
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Peter Thiel is one of many Web luminaries associated with PayPal.
PayPal had enabled people to transfer money to each oth

er instantly.
PayPal began giving a small group of developers access to its code,
allowing them to work with its super-sophisticated transaction framework.
Peter Thiel cofounded PayPal at age 31
and sold it to eBay four years later for $1.5 billion.

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