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Health Benefits of Red Onions

The humble red onion could be the answer to reducing bad cholesterol.

It is usually overlooked in preference for the larger, more flavoursome white variety.
But the humble red onion could help prevent heart disease, researchers claim.
They have discovered that the vegetable - commonly used in Mediterranean and Indian cuisine - helps remove bad cholesterol from the body, which can cause heart attacks and strokes.
  1. Researchers found that after eight weeks levels of bad cholesterol, or low density lipoprotein (LDL) in hamsters had dropped by an average of 20 per cent
Researchers found that after eight weeks levels of bad cholesterol, or low density lipoprotein (LDL) in hamsters had dropped by an average of 20 per cent
At the same time red onions retain the body's good cholesterol, which help protect against heart disease
Scientists in Hong Kong fed crushed-up red onions to hamsters who had all been put on a high-cholesterol diet.
They found that after eight weeks levels of bad cholesterol, or low density lipoprotein (LDL), had dropped by an average of 20 per cent.
But over the same time period there was no reduction in the hamsters' high cholesterol levels, also known as high density lipoprotein (HDL).
Zhen Yu Chen, who was in charge of the research carried out at the Chinese University of Hong Kong said: 'Despite extensive research on onions, little is known of how their consumption interacts with human genes and proteins involved in cholesterol metabolism within the body.
'Our study was therefore undertaken to characterise the interaction of onions with enzymes in an attempt to explore the underlying cholesterol-lowering mechanism.
'This study is the first of its kind to investigate the interaction of red onions with biological functions.
'This results support the claim that the regular consumption of onion reduces the risk of coronary heart disease.'
Although white onions are by far the most popular type in Britain, red onions are widely used in India, the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
They are far sweeter than the white variety, and are often used raw in salads.
Red onion marmalade, made by cooking onions with vingegar and sugar, has recently become popular in Britain an alternative to chutney served with cheese or cold meat.
Onions have long been known to have many health benefits including preventing cancer, heart disease and common coughs and colds.
Some parts of the world where onion consumption is high have even been shown to have much lower cancer rates.
For example in Georgia, the US, where the small, sweet Videlia onion is grown the number of stomach cancer diagnoses are a half the average for the rest of the cancer.
In China, where people eat more onions and garlic than anywhere else in the world, the risk of stomach cancer is 40 per cent lower than average.
source: Unknown

Wisdom Series - Quotes

Life is not about finding the right person, but creating the right relationship. It's not how we care in the beginning, but how much we care till the very end.

Some people always throw stones in your path. It depends on what you make with them; a Wall or a Bridge? - Remember you are the architect of your life.

Search for a good heart, but don't search for a beautiful face, coz beautiful things are not always good, but good things are always beautiful.

It's not important to hold all the good cards in life, but it's important how well you play with the cards you hold.

Often when we lose all hope think this is the end, remember God and pray, it's just a bend, not the end.'

God gives, gives and forgives. But the human gets, gets, gets and forgets.

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Be thankful in life.

If u think it is your alarm clock that woke you up this morning, try putting it beside a dead body and you will realise that it is the Grace of God that woke you up.

If you are grateful to God, forward this to all your friends to inform them that it is JUST BY THE GRACE OF GOD that we are and what we have today!

Easy Tips for Eye Care

With so many of us spending lots of time in front of the computer every day it comes to no surprise that research is showing a rise in visual problems. What can one do? First, it's important to find out how you can protect your eyes through eye health exams and by making a few minor changes in your computer viewing habits.

Here are some helpful Eye Care Tips -

Positioning is everything

Correct positioning of your computer, keyboard and typing copy is essential. Your screen should be positioned about an arm's length from your eyes and 20 degrees below eye level. Consider foot and wrist rests for added comfort.

Lighting can make all the difference

Room lighting should be diffuse, not direct, to reduce glare and reflections from your screen. Look into an internal or external glare screen and be sure to set your colour, contrast and brightness levels to suit you.

A little extra help for your glasses

Anti-reflective coatings on the lenses of your glasses can be applied by your optometrist to reduce discomfort and to ease reduced vision from bright and/or flickering light sources such as VDTs and fluorescent lights. And don't forget, your doctor of optometry can talk to you about eyeglasses designed specifically for people who use computers a lot.

Take time out, our 20-20-20 rule

Step I :-
After every 20 minutes of looking into the computer screen, turn your
Head and try to look at any object placed at least 20 feet away. This
Changes the focal length of your eyes, a must-do for the tired eyes.

Step II :-
Try and blink your eyes for 20 times in succession, to moisten them.

Step III :-
Time permitting of course, one should walk 20 paces after every 20 minutes
Of sitting in one particular posture. Helps blood circulation for the entire body.

It's all in the blinking

Did you know that on average we blink 12 times per minute? But wait, did you know that when we're on the computer we only blink 5 times per minute? That can add up to dry eyes. Relieve the discomfort by using artificial tear drops or gels and remember to blink!


Sit straight at your workstation and rub your palms against each other till you feel them warm. The warmth of your palms helps soothe and relax tired eyes. Then, lightly cup your eyes with your palms and relax for 60 seconds. Count the seconds in your mind. Repeat this exercise two to three times whenever your eyes feel tired, or as often as you want. While palming, you can either rest your elbows on your desk or keep away from the desk and cup your eyes. Both ways are fine.

Splash water on your face

During breaks, splash water on your face while closing your eyes. This has an overall relaxing effect and helps you feel refreshed.

Use tea bags

Keep two used tea bags in the refrigerator before you leave for work. Once you are home, place the tea bags on your eyes for a few minutes as you relax. This not only soothes tired eyes, but also reduces puffiness.

Eat healthy

Incorporate Vitamins A, C, and E on a daily basis; eat citrus fruits, green leafy veggies, tomatoes, spinach, poultry and dairy products. Pack a box of chopped carrots, cucumber and fresh fruits and munch in-between meals at the office.

10 Recommended Advises for Better Life


1. "Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions."
2. "You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted."
3. "The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing." Socrates
4. "Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out."
5. "Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed."
6. " If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary."
7. "Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it's safe or certain
8. "When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you've got plenty to watch.
9. "Screw it, Let's do it!"
10. "Be content to act, and leave the talking to other


HEALTH: Great Tips for Running Effectively

It may seem intimidating, even impossible, but making running your workout routine is within your reach. Armed with these tips — and a good pair of running shoes -- you can work up to running from a minute to a mile, no problem.
Don't spend your whole paycheck on gear, but get good shoes
You don't need expensive workout clothes to run, just the right ones. Buy workout gear made of synthetic fabrics because cotton will get heavy and clammy the more you sweat. Look for tags that say 100% polyester, which wicks away moisture from your skin. And you don't have to break the bank — discount stores like TJMaxx and Marshall's, and big retailers like Target and Wal-Mart, have great workout clothes at budget prices. 

The place to invest is in your running shoes. "The most important piece of equipment for all runners is their shoes," said Michael Conlon, running coach and physical therapist at Finish Line Physical Therapy in New York City. Find a sports store that specializes in running shoes and apparel — some will even have you run on a treadmill while analyzing your gait to recommend the best style for you. 
Spending around $100 on a good pair of running shoes is reasonable and even encouraged for a sport that depends on healthy feet. If your needs are pretty basic — your feet don't over pronate (roll inward too far, jeopardizing your stability) or under pronate (don't roll in enough, causing muscle strain in your legs and hips), you can probably find good shoes for less money at a discount store. If you need more stability or extra cushioning in your shoes, or a special width, let the experts guide you to a style that works for your feet and your wallet. 

Get started, slowly
Don't run too fast — or far — right away. "The most common mistake new runners make is to do too much, too soon," said Lisa Witler, a Road Runners Club of America-certified marathon coach. "It takes several weeks for the body to adjust to the demands and stresses of training." 
Beginners should aim to run 2-3 times a week. Varying the distance, pace and terrain on makes each run more valuable. Include one long, slow distance run each week followed by a short recovery run the following day to get used to running on tired legs — good if you plan to enter a race — and minimize muscle soreness. Then plan at least one additional run a week during which you might increase your pace or try a hillier route. 
If you've never run before, try a program like Couch to 5K, which is designed to have you running 3 miles in 30 minutes within 8 weeks. 
Establish a routine of running a few times a week, interspersed with cross-training (any exercise that takes the stress off your feet, like biking, swimming or an elliptical trainer) and strength training. Aim to increase your total weekly mileage by about 10 percent each week. "Building distance slowly over time enables the runner to make the necessary physical adaptations while minimizing injury risk," Witler said. 

Control your effort level
Effort is the amount of energy expended over the time you run; pace is your speed over the distance you cover. When you're first starting out, effort is more important than speed. Imagine four effort levels, says Witler. Level one is a light jog or even a walk. This is your cool-down (recovery) pace. Level two is an easy, relaxed pace. Level three is your tempo pace, fast enough to inhibit conversation, but not so fast that you cannot control your breathing. Level four is a full-out sprint and cannot be sustained for long. (Think the hundred-meter dash). 
Your runs should be conducted at level two. You should be able to carry on a conversation, so if you can't, slow down until you can and maintain that pace. 

Go outside
"Running on a treadmill requires no propulsion. The runner is essentially lifting his/her feet up off the moving belt," said Witler. She recommends running outside to workout, except in the case of injury (if you're sore, rest completely for a day to heal) or inclement weather that could be dangerous, like a thunderstorm or icy roads. In that case, the dry, warm gym may be your workout savior. 

"Active stretching is recommended before and after running to prepare your joints and muscles for the increased stress of running," Conlon said. "Think of it as part of your warm up and cool down." Before you run, loosen up your muscles with big movements, like jumping jacks and rolling your arms in circles. When you finish, stretch each major muscle group carefully, holding each stretch for about 10 seconds. 

Run up and down hills
Running hills makes you a stronger, faster runner if done consistently. But form is important: When going up, lean forward slightly from the ankles. Keep your arms bent at waist level and keep your steps small and consistent. If you're feeling particularly challenged, pretend you're holding on to a rope and "pull" yourself up, hand over hand. Most importantly, you want to maintain your effort level — if you're running on a flat surface at level two, take the hill at the same level of exertion. 
When you're running downhill, don't lean too far back because you'll strain your knees. Keep the same slightly-forward stance from your climb up, taking small steps and remaining steady — don't charge downhill. Your quadriceps will thank you. 

The long run
The day before a long run should be a rest day, regardless of whether "long" for you is 30 minutes or 10 miles. Take time to plan your route and make it interesting — run to a new park trail or venture to a different neighborhood. Long runs should be done at effort level two. You should always be able to carry on a conversation and not feel winded at any point. 

Start speed work
Speed work doesn't mean running like Usain Bolt. It means beefing up your running workout with some sprint intervals followed by a short recovery. Your actual speed is less important than your exertion level — you shouldn't be able to talk when you sprint. You will be out of breath when you finish the interval, hence the recovery period. Consider this exertion level three. Do your speed work on a flat surface. Space your intervals using landmarks along your route or time them. 

Keep a water bottle with you during the day and at your bedside at night. "The rule of thumb is to multiply your body weight by 0.6 to determine the amount of water in ounces you should consume every day to keep your tissues healthy and injury free," Conlon says. 
If you're 100 pounds, you need to drink 60 ounces of water every day. If you're doing a long distance run, especially one over an hour, take a water bottle with you, says Jim Purvis, a running coach for the New York City chapter of Team in Training. "You will need to consume six to eight ounces of fluid every twenty minutes. Take in this hydration in little sips spread out over the duration of the workout." 

Eat well
Burning all those calories while you run is great, but in order to maintain your now-fit body, you've got to replace them healthfully. Eat a balance of healthy carbohydrates, protein and fat. Before you run, eat something small, like a banana, energy bar or natural peanut butter on toast. Running on empty does neither your body nor your mind any good. For a longer run, tack on a little extra fuel. Try stirring some peanut butter into oatmeal or having a banana with an energy bar. Just find something you enjoy that doesn't upset your stomach when you run and make it your go-to, pre-run snack. 
source - Today Health

A Good Article -- The Things I Believe

We all have things we believe in, and not just in a religious or spiritual way, but also, when it comes to life lessons

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we've learned along our decades of life. The things we want our children and grandchildren to believe in as well, because these are the beliefs that may make this world a better place for them to live in, and if we can impart just a bit of what we've learned, the better the chances of them living up to it.
So take a seat, relax, and read this slowly...

I Believe...
That just because two people argue,
It doesn't mean they don

't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
It doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends if
We understand that friends change.

I Believe...
That no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you
every once in a while,
and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe...
That true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.

I Believe...
That you can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life.

I Believe...
That it's taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.

​ So I have to be persistent and patient​

I Believe...
That you should always leave loved ones with Loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe...
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I Believe...
That we are responsible for what
We do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe...
That heroes are the people
who do what has to be done,
when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.

I Believe...
That my best friend and I
can do anything or nothing
and have the best time.

I Believe...
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe...
That sometimes, when I'm angry,
I have the right to be angry, but that
doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe...
That maturity has more to do
with what types of experiences you've had
And what you've learned from them,
and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe...
That it isn't always enough
to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes you have to learn
to forgive yourself.

I Believe...
That no matter how bad
your heart is broken,
the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe...
That our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are, but,
we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe...
That you shouldn't be
so eager to find out a secret.
It could change your life forever.

I Believe...
Two people can look at the exact same thing
And see something totally different.

I Believe...
That your life can be changed
in a matter of hours
by people who don't even know you.

I Believe...
That even when you think
you have no more to give,
When a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.

I Believe...
That credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe...
That the people you care about
most in life
are taken from you too soon.

I Believe...

Self Empowerment

Your strengths, talents, capabilities and resources are very important as the foundation of your self progress. Having a clear knowledge of them will help to keep you moving forward, and enable you to take up new opportunities when they arise.

Our internal strengths create the foundation on which we make our decisions in life, how we relate to others and how we understand ourselves. For most people their strengths are understood but never made very conscious. They lie below the surface and are not openly talked about. Bringing them into our conscious understanding improves our process of self-empowerment. Also assess your areas of weakness or those aspects of life that are holding you back in some way and/or are causing you some sorrow or discomfort.

Exercise: Make a list of your strengths and weaknesses (5 each)

Now create questions (5-6) which will help in your self progress. Looking at your strengths and weakness, judge how effectively you are using these strengths to improve your personal and professional life, and what negative effects are your weaknesses (shortcomings) having on the same. These are some examples of questions that you can ask yourself at the end of each week:
  • How are my present strengths being used to improve my worth (value) at the workplace (office)?
  • Is any weakness of mine proving to be an obstacle (barrier) in maintaining a healthy relationship with my spouse (partner)?
  • Am I using my strengths in helping others or doing social service?
  • Does any weakness exist inside me, which if removed, would make my relationships harmonious (peaceful) in the family and office?

Who is Blocking you - Inspirational Message

One day all the employees reached the office and saw a big advice written on the door.
Yesterday the person who has been stopping your growth in this company passed away. You are invited to join the funeral.
In the beginning, they got sad for the death of one of their colleagues, but after a while they got curious to know who was the man who stopped their growth.
Everyone thought: Well atleast the man who stopped my progress died!
One by one the thrilled employees got closer to the coffin, and when they looked inside they were speechless. They stood shocked in silence, as if someone had touched the deepest part of their soul. There was a mirror inside the coffin and everyone who looked inside could see himself.
There was a sign next to the mirror that read:
There is only one person who is capable to set limits to your growth...It is you. You are the only person who can influence your happiness, success and realization.

Your life does not change when your boss friends or company change.....your life changes when you go beyond your limiting beliefs and you realize you are the only one responsible for your life.
Its the way you face life that makes the difference!
Great things always begin from our inside.πŸ‘


Story: The Lady and the 4 Turtles

Every Sunday morning I take a light jog around a park near my home.  There's a lake located in one corner of the park.  Each time I jog by this lake, I see the same elderly woman sitting at the water's edge with a small metal cage sitting beside her.
This past Sunday my curiosity got the best of me, so I stopped jogging and walked over to her.  As I got closer, I realized that the metal cage was in fact a small trap.  There were three turtles, unharmed, slowly walking around the base of the trap.  She had a fourth turtle in her lap that she was carefully scrubbing with a spongy brush.
"Hello," I said.  "I see you here every Sunday morning.  If you don't mind my nosiness, I'd love to know what you're doing with these turtles."
She smiled.  "I'm cleaning off their shells," she replied.  "Anything on a turtle's shell, like algae or scum, reduces the turtle's ability to absorb heat and impedes its ability to swim.  It can also corrode and weaken the shell over time."
"Wow!  That's really nice of you!" I exclaimed.
She went on: "I spend a couple of hours each Sunday morning, relaxing by this lake and helping these little guys out.  It's my own strange way of making a difference."
"But don't most freshwater turtles live their whole lives with algae and scum hanging from their shells?" I asked.
"Yep, sadly, they do," she replied.
I scratched my head.  "Well then, don't you think your time could be better spent?  I mean, I think your efforts are kind and all, but there are fresh water turtles living in lakes all around the world.  And 99% of these turtles don't have kind people like you to help them clean off their shells.  So, no offense… but how exactly are your localized efforts here truly making a difference?"
The woman giggled aloud.  She then looked down at the turtle in her lap, scrubbed off the last piece of algae from its shell, and said, "Sweetie, if this little guy could talk, he'd tell you I just made all the difference in the world."
The moral:  You can change the world – maybe not all at once, but one person, one animal, and one good deed at a time.  Wake up every morning and pretend like what you do makes a difference.  It does.  

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How to Live a Happy and Lively Life

Are you living your life in just a boring routine manner or living a full exciting, happy, lively and loving life, the way it should be lived. You can make your life more lively and lovely by making small changes in your routine life. It will cost you nothing but give you joy and happiness beyond imagination.

Don't be too serious about life. Make it a point to smile, laugh and enjoy every moment of your life. Whatever your circumstances, you can live a happy and lively life if you concentrate more on the positive side of life and less on the negative side.

An attitude of gratitude is a positive step in the right direction. When you count your blessings only then you realize how lucky are you. Be thankful to God for His blessings and be thankful to your parents, family and friends for their continuous support to you in one way or the other.

Morning time is the best time and a morning walk is quite exciting and refreshing. Say good morning to people who come across you and even say good morning to flowers and plants. For real joy, love the natural environment and become a part of it.

Eat a good nutritious breakfast. Add nuts, fruits, juice, yogurt, peanut butter, eggs, oats, cereals and honey etc., to make breakfast more healthy and delicious. Keep on changing the items so as to give yourself a different taste every day.

Rearrange your office table and do some minor adjustments to give your office room a lively look. Make your work place, a place of enjoyment. Pay full attention to your work but keep on saying thank you and passing good remarks about others. In order to lessen job related stress pass some friendly jokes and make your colleagues laugh. When leaving your job place, leave all your job related worries over there. Don't take your job tensions to your home.

Your sweet home is the place where you spend most of the time with your family. Make your home a better place to live and keep good friendly relations with your spouse and children. Play with your children and participate in their indoor and outdoor activities. Do some silly things with your children and make them laugh. Participate in social and cultural activities and occasionally go to cultural and traditional festivals along with your family.

You are the best creature of God so you must know your worth as a human being. Start spending some time daily in deep meditation and establish a loving relationship with God. Remember, God loves you more than you love Him.

Life is worth living. Live it happily and lovingly. Spend your days and nights in such a manner that give you inner satisfaction and happiness.

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Story: The Shark and the Glass Wall

During a research experiment a marine biologist placed a shark into a large holding tank and then released several small bait fish into the tank.

As you would expect, the shark quickly swam around the tank, attacked and ate the smaller fish.
The marine biologist then inserted a strong piece of clear fiberglass into the tank, creating two separate partitions. She then put the shark on one side of the fiberglass and a new set of bait fish on the other.
Again, the shark quickly attacked.  This time, however, the shark slammed into the fiberglass divider and bounced off.  Undeterred, the shark kept repeating this behavior every few minutes to no avail.  Meanwhile, the bait fish swam around unharmed in the second partition.  Eventually, about an hour into the experiment, the shark gave up.
This experiment was repeated several dozen times over the next few weeks.  Each time, the shark got less aggressive and made fewer attempts to attack the bait fish, until eventually the shark got tired of hitting the fiberglass divider and simply stopped attacking altogether.
The marine biologist then removed the fiberglass divider, but the shark didn't attack.  The shark was trained to believe a barrier existed between it and the bait fish, so the bait fish swam wherever they wished, free from harm.
The moral:  Many of us, after experiencing setbacks and failures, emotionally give up and stop trying. Like the shark in the story, we believe that because we were unsuccessful in the past, we will always be unsuccessful. In other words, we continue to see a barrier in our heads, even when no 'real' barrier exists between where we are and where we want to go.  (Read The Road Less Traveled.)

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Today's Wisdom Thoughts

🐊Never Tell Ur Problems to all,
20% will not Care
80% will be Glad that U have Them.

πŸŠπŸ‘— Life is similar to Boxing Game.
Defeat is not Declared when U Fall Down.
It is Declared when U Refuse to Get Up.

πŸŠπŸ‘— Always WRONG PERSONS Teach the RIGHT LESSONS in Life.
That is called LIFE EXPERIENCE.

πŸŠπŸ‘— Everything is Valuable only at 2 Times:
1: Before Getting It.
2: After Losing It.

πŸŠπŸ‘— Two Places are most Valuable in the World:
1: The NICEST Place is to be in
Someone's Thoughts.
2: The SAFEST Place is to be in
Someone's Prayers.

πŸŠπŸ‘— 'FEAR' has 2 Meanings:
1: Forget Everything & Run.
2: Face Everything & Rejoice.
Choice is Ours.

πŸŠπŸ‘— 'EGO' is the only Requirement
to Destroy any Relationship.
Be a Bigger Person,
Skip the 'E' & let it 'GO'.

πŸŠπŸ‘— As long as We do not Forgive People who have Hurt Us,
They Occupy a 'RENT-FREE-SPACE'
in our Mind.

πŸŠπŸ‘— Empty Pockets Teach Millons of Things in Life. BUT Full Pockets Spoil Us in Million Ways.

πŸŠπŸ‘— TRUST is like a Sticker.
Once it is Removed, it may Stick again, but not as Strong as it Holds
when U First Applied.

πŸŠπŸ‘— Never Win People with Arguments. Rather Defeat Them with Ur Smile.
Because People who always Wish to
Argue with U, cannot Bear Ur SILENCE.

πŸŠπŸ‘— 'MEMORIES' are always Special.
Sometimes, We Laugh by
Remembering the days We Cried.
Sometimes, We Cry by
Remembering the days We Laughed.
Thats LIFE.

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Some Ingredients of Happy Life

 I've often thought about what it is that makes people happy—what one has to do in order to achieve happiness.

1- First and foremost is good health. If you do not enjoy good health, you can never be happy. Any ailment, however trivial, will deduct something from your happiness.

2- Second, a healthy bank balance. It need not run into crores, but it should be enough to provide for comforts, and there should be something to spare for recreation—eating out, going to the movies, travel and holidays in the hills or by the sea. Shortage of money can be demoralising. Living on credit or borrowing is demeaning and lowers one in one's own eyes.

3- Third, your own home. Rented places can never give you the comfort or security of a home that is yours for keeps. If it has garden space, all the better. Plant your own trees and flowers, see them grow and blossom, and cultivate a sense of kinship with them.

4- Fourth, an understanding companion, be it your spouse or a friend. If you have too many misunderstandings, it robs you of your peace of mind. It is better to be divorced than to be quarrelling all the time.

5- Fifth, stop envying those who have done better than you in life—risen higher, made more money, or earned more fame. Envy can be corroding; avoid comparing yourself with others.

6- Sixth, do not allow people to descend on you for gossip. By the time you get rid of them, you will feel exhausted and poisoned by their gossip-mongering.

7- Seventh, cultivate a hobby or two that will fulfill you—gardening, reading, writing, painting, playing or listening to music. Going to clubs or parties to get free drinks, or to meet celebrities, is a criminal waste of time. It's important to concentrate on something that keeps you occupied meaningfully.

8- Eighth, every morning and evening devote 15 minutes to introspection. In the mornings, 10 minutes should be spent in keeping the mind absolutely still, and five listing the things you have to do that day. In the evenings, five minutes should be set aside to keep the mind still and 10 to go over the tasks you had intended to do.

9- Ninth, don't lose your temper. Try not to be short-tempered, or vengeful. Even when a friend has been rude, just move on.

10- Above all, when the time comes to go, one should go like a Person without any regret or grievance against anyone.

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Story: The Wooden Bowl

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and a four-year old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together nightly at the dinner table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating rather difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. 

When he grasped the glass often milk spilled on the tablecloth. The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. "We must do something about grandfather," said the son. I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor. So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner at the dinner table. Since grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl. Sometimes when the family glanced in grandfather's direction, he had a tear in his eye as he ate alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food. The four-year-old watched it all in silence. 

One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, "What are you making?" Just as sweetly, the boy responded, "Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and mama to eat your food from when I grow up." The four-year-old smiled and went back to work. The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done. That evening the husband took grandfather's hand and gently led him back to the family table

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Story: Coffee and Cups

A group of highly educated students visited their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

Offering them coffee, Professor returned from kitchen with a pot of coffee and an assortment of cups- porcelain, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to hot coffee. When all had a cup of coffee in hand,

The professor said: "If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain ones. While it's but normal for you to want only the best, that's also the source of your stress. What you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, But you still went for the best cups and were eyeing each other's cups!" :)

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