How to Become a Happier Person.


How to Become a Happier Person


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Life can get you down for a host of reasons, but it only becomes something you have to address if you have been discontent for a long time. All you need to do is change a few things around, organise your life a little better and make a commitment to becoming a happier person. Here are five things you can change to put a smile back on your face.

Find a hobby
If the corporate world is getting you down, try doing something you are passionate about. Most people live their entire lives wishing they did something they love. While it may be unrealistic to think of starting anew, you can always pick up a hobby. Start a collection of some sort and don’t be embarrassed by it. You could even pick up a new sport or devote your evenings to a good swim, the sky is the limit. Adding a sense of fulfilment other than your job, will go a long way in making your life a little happier.
Where do you start: Make a list of things you really love doing, even if it’s just watching movies. Start with two or three passions, and you’ll lose interest in the ones you aren’t zealous about.

Find a friend
Indians for centuries have had a strong support structure in the form of families. Unfortunately or fortunately, over the last couple of decades, nuclear families have become the norm. This has made the need for a support group even more. From work friends to college friends to chaddi buddies, people need others to share their ups and downs. Now, this does not mean adding more people on your Facebook page. Social scientists have found that meeting a core group of people that you know will stand by you add to your overall well-being.
Where do you start: If you find yourself too busy to meet any one, it is about time you started. Fit friends into your schedule rather than just talking to them over the phone. Engage in activities that will get your friends together, even if it means just having a cup of coffee on a Sunday afternoon.

Organise your future 
This doesn’t mean cleaning out your closet. Set yourself a few attainable goals in every area of your life. Whether it is financially, in your career or in your personal life, the idea of committing to something and watching it come to fruition can be a rewarding experience. Studies have shown that people who make short-term plans deal with life much better than others.
Where do you start: Make goals with different time frames. Start with the obvious daily ones, then have twoyear, five-year and 10-year plans. Write them down and knock them off ones you’ve completed them.

Make the job switch
Now, being absolutely content with your job might be too much to ask for, but it shouldn’t be a chore either. Most Indians spend more time at work than they do at home, so obviously it ranks high on your happiness index. The happier you are in your job, the happier you will be in life. So if you are stuck in a job you hate, maybe it is time for a change.
Where do you start: Don’t jump the gun, make a list of things that you don’t like about the job and the things that you love. You need to know whether it is your career that you are discontent with or your company. Get enough research done and also try and develop more skills so that you are prepared for any transition.

Feel healthy
Though pigging out on the juiciest burger might give you instant happiness, studies show that it is your overall lifestyle that actually matters. Exercise, a proper diet and avoiding things you know will harm you do more than just improve your physical well-being. The healthier you are the better you will feel about yourself and your life.

Where do you start: Remember that living healthy is difficult and requires a lot of work on your part. Make a commitment to eat healthy and stay fit through regular exercise. You might miss out on a few foods you crave, but remind yourself to focus on the bigger picture.


Moms and Their Struggle to Feed Picky Eaters.

Moms run tirelessly after their little ones to feed them

Moms and Their Struggle to Feed Picky Eaters


Every visit to my mom’s house is filled with questions about my kids’ eating habits. I always tell her the kids eat everything but she insists on making something special for them. Each time she calls, I put down the phone in a frenzy saying I am busy feeding the kids and will call back later. An hour later when I call her back she will ask, “Did the kids eat well?” In her mind I know she wonders why I get worked up about the kid’s meals. She will often say “I raised four kids but didn’t ever need to feed them. And they eat so healthy! Wonder how we did it?”

I know she empathises with me on how I manage my kids in today’s time but I also know that she wonders why it is so difficult to feed children today. Our parents probably didn’t spend half as much money or time in feeding us. Picky eaters were a novel concept back then. So really what has changed?

The other day I made dosa for my daughter and she insisted on having it with cheese. I growled like a mama bear, “How can every food item have cheese in it?” How do you know what it tastes like if it’s loaded with cheese and butter?

When I was a kid, I don’t remember cheese as a food item at all. I don’t remember butter even, except the white butter that we had with bajra roti.

Maggi, which was probably only Rs.5 back then seemed so expensive that our parents bought it only once in the summer holidays. Today, our kids grow up eating organic fruits and vegetables, cage-free eggs and gourmet foods but still it takes us an iPad, high chair, favourite TV show and a dedicated person to feed them. Parents are so particular about the source of food and where it comes from, how it is cleaned, where it is bought from and so on.

If you Google picky eaters in the 80s, it will be hard to find an article, and if you Google it without the year, you will find lots of ideas on how to feed them. There were no food art ideas, no blogs that helped you feed picky eaters and no time to wonder and discuss which food group your child is probably missing out on. My mom believes that it was because we had respect and discipline, but no compulsions.

I don’t think moms back then had the time or the help to blend all the vegetables the child needed to eat. I never heard of a child back then saying I don’t eat fruits and never saw moms running tirelessly after their little ones feeding them a garden snack.

As a Gujarati girl, I don’t remember my mom telling me not to eat jalebis, gathiyas or chakris because it’s junk. I made that choice. And in hindsight, the way our parents raised us seems way better than what we are doing today. As I serve more dosas to the daughter, I search for answers and think whether it is a choice that has really spoilt them or awareness that has us troubled. I am still wondering if it is the limited patience both in parents and children or manpower and money at disposal that makes food, a basic necessity for some, such an important part of an urban parent’s life.


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25 Ways to Make a Girl Smile

25 Ways to Make a Girl Smile

By | posted Jul 15th 2014 at 6:00AM


Ever noticed how a little puppy only has to wag his tail and nudge you with its tiny paw to make you smile? Well, winning a girl over is that easy. You don’t need to have a funny bone or a romantic vein in your body; to make a girl laugh all you need is a sincere wish to see a big, bright smile on her face. Here are 25 ways to make a girl smile.

1. Surprise her with a nice dinner when she comes home. If you don’t know how to cook, then order her favourite dish from a restaurant.

2. Sing her to sleep. Let her feel like a child.




3. Send her a cute text while she’s sleeping. So when she wakes up, she’ll wake up with a smile.

4. Call her beautiful, instead of pretty, cute or gorgeous.

5. Go out for a stroll. Hold her hand while walking.




6. Have a date planned out so all she has to do is look good and show up.

7. Sneak up behind her, hold her around her waist, kiss her softly on the neck and tell her you love her.




8. Randomly send her a text telling her you miss her.

9. Bring her flowers for no reason at all. Not just when you’re in trouble or on Valentine’s Day.




10. Make her a handmade card.

11. Buy her a pair of earrings or anklets. Then every time she wears it, she’ll think about you and smile.

12. Give her a bear hug.




13. Play with her hair.

14. Hold her hand while crossing a road. Open the door for her when you enter a restaurant.




15. Set a special caller tune for her.

16. Give her a foot massage or a back rub.

17. Take her best friends out for coffee / dinner. She’ll appreciate your gesture of getting to know her friends. Also, the compliments her friends will give her for being so lucky to have a thoughtful boyfriend like you will make her gloat.




18. Support her ambition.

19. Don’t get jealous of her guy friends. Don’t impose a rulebook of dos and don’ts on her. This will let her know that you trust her completely.

20. Spend a night watching a movie and cuddling instead of going out with the guys.

21. Slow-dance with her even if there’s no music.




22. Write something romantic on her Facebook wall. Seeing her friends get jealous will secretly make her happy.



23. Unexpectedly, tell her one thing you liked about her the first time you met her.

24. Tell her how much you love her. It doesn’t hurt to be expressive once in a while.




25. Begin a sentence with, “Next year on your birthday…”, “Next Christmas we’ll…” or “Next rainy season we’ll…” This will let her know that you’re serious about this relationship and that you’re in it for the long haul.

Do you know any other way to make a girl smile? Leave us a comment and let us know


5 Fun Ways to Stay Closer to Your Siblings.

1 Planning a vacation with your sibling can be a great experience.



My childhood memories would be incomplete if I did not mention the times spent with my bossy elder brother. After 14 long years of quarreling over the pettiest of issues, when the time came for him to leave for his further studies in a far-off city, we realized that we wouldn’t be seeing each other very often. Today, when I sit down to write a Rakhi card to him, I miss him more than ever before.

Living away from your siblings can be one of the most difficult phases in your life. But thanks to technology, you can stay in touch and maintain a healthy and happy long-distance relationship with your sister or brother in more ways than one. Here are some fun ways to enjoy the bond with your sibling if he/ she lives in a different city.

Hello, Whatsapp: You may hate it at times, but you cannot ignore it. Yes, that’s the effect Whatsapp has had in our lives over the past few years. But the best thing about this cool smartphone app is that it lets you create group chats allowing conversations with multiple people all at once! We say create one with your immediate family and stay connected with your siblings and parents at the same time.

Travel buddies: Planning a trip once a year with your brother or sister is a great idea we think. You can either pay each other a visit every alternate year or go on a vacation together. If you ask us, it is also the best way to relive those family vacations that you took when the two of you were kids. Nothing beats ‘travelling’ back in time, isn’t it? 🙂

Gifts galore: Gifts are always welcome. For brothers, it can be a greeting card on Rakhi, and for sisters, a customised keepsake. Having said that, don’t turn gifting into a ritual dependent of occasions! It doesn’t have to be a birthday or an anniversary for you to sit up and take note. Instead, surprise them by sending them something they always wanted. Everyone has a bucket list of sorts, you know! 😉

Family memories: Another great way to stay in touch with your sibling is by sharing family updates with them once in a while. For instance, give them a feel of your granny’s 80th birthday bash by capturing it through photographs and sharing them on Skype or Whatsapp. They wouldn’t feel that bad for missing it. 🙂

Treats & more:
Well, this one is rather sweet. On your birthday, ask your sibling to treat themselves to a fancy lunch or dinner. The fact that you cannot be together on important occasions can be taken care of by this cute gesture. Make it an annual ritual to celebrate the beautiful bond that you share.

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How to Improve Your Efficiency at Work


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There is way too much going on around you and inside your mind. It’s no surprise that attention makes only a short appearance in the day and is hard to sustain. Our experts tell you how to rise above the distractions and improve your efficiency.

One thing at a time
You are working on a project against a fast-approaching deadline and your boss comes and hands you another to complete. In the middle of this, your wife calls and asks you to help out with an address she cannot find. Your target is to complete these three tasks, say, within an hour. Multi-tasking would mean you giving 33 per cent of your efforts to each of the three tasks and the quality of output will be low for all three tasks with more time spent on each of them. Life coach Captain Vinod Nair suggests you prioritise what is most important for you. “By doing so, you will be giving 100 per cent of your brain to one task at a time, focusing on it and accomplishing it twice as fast,” he says.

Fast five
Whenever you are in the middle of a task and are tempted to give up, push yourself to do ‘five more’. This means don’t switch off, instead wait five more minutes, read five more pages or work five more minutes. Doing this will help build mental stamina just as sports persons push past the point of exhaustion to up their physical strength. When your mind is finally giving up, insist on reading a book or writing a project brief or solving a balance sheet problem for five more minutes. This will build mental endurance over a period of time and help you accomplish a given task with greater ease.

See and feel, really
Artist Frederick Franck said, “When the eye wakes up to see again, it suddenly stops taking anything for granted.” Your mind may be wandering through a hundred random thoughts, but it always knows to treasure a great sight. So when your mind is far away, it will help to look around and for a change, actually see everything around you. Admire the painting on the wall, revel in the beauty of the sculpture that has always escaped your attention, or just look again and closely at a loved one you tend to take for granted. This will make it come alive in your mind’s eye. Having white noise in the background such as instrumental music will help you ignore the more distracting stimuli from your surroundings.

Recharge with eustress
Nair advises indulging in activities that boost the eustress, which is basically the good stress. “You can feel eustress after engaging in a challenge, riding a roller-coaster, watching a scary movie or having sex,” he says. Eustress doesn’t carry the same type of damage as chronic stress. In fact, in the state of eustress, energies of the mind are highly focused and organized during which you can pull off tasks with competence. What also greatly aids concentration is the glucose metabolism in the brain, which is at its peak after breakfast. Concentrate on the most important or difficult tasks during this time.

To do or not to do
Fix a time in the day for worrying. When you are about to begin a job that needs your complete attention, worries tend to float into your brain. Tackle your brain’s never-ending preoccupation by telling it what to worry about and what not. Just remind yourself that you will worry about that unpaid bill exactly at 7 pm, and not now. To-do lists alleviate your brain’s anxiety — once written, you’re free to forget them. Assign every task a strict time-span. Tell yourself, “For the next 30 minutes I will focus on formulating the client brief for tomorrow’s presentation at office,” is a better bet than worrying about the worry. That said, taking short breaks between demanding tasks helps keep your mind alert. “Even a short break of 5-10 minutes every two-three hours improves efficiency of the brain with sustained attention,” says Dutta.

Rewire your brain
Just before you start, focus on your breathing for five to 15 minutes each day and it can make a significant difference to your attention spans in everyday life.From the experiments conducted on those who meditate, Dr Varsha Dutta, consultant clinical neuro-psychologist at Dr Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, found that meditation increased activity in the brain regions used for paying attention and decision-making. “The experiments have shown that people who meditate, which is a mindfulness technique, are able to switch attention between tasks more efficiently than people who do not. Meditation has rewired their brain processes in such a way that their attention spans have increased more than average.”

Two hemispheres
When the communication between the two brain hemispheres is efficient, you are able to accomplish tasks with greater attention and proficiency. Scientific experiments have shown that horizontal movement of the eyes from left to right while watching a target on the move for at least 30 seconds can help improve communication between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Try this type of eye movement by watching a certain car move in the traffic.

Stop putting off tasks and errands by simply asking yourself these questions whenever you are about to postpone any work: Do I have to do this? Do I want it done so that it’s not on my mind? Will it be any easier later? The answers to these will give you an instant check on how this task will keep getting counter-productive the more you delay. And oh, the guilt of not getting it done, that will make its home in your head too.

Author: Ankit Ajmera

The Secret to Balancing Career Success and Happiness


While work is important, you should not let it encroach on personal time.

All work and no play never made a bright professional! This may be a slightly different take on a popular saying, but holds very true in the life of most professionals today. Never-ending work hours, ever-increasing work-load, being on-call 24×7, the smartphone syndrome, lack of exercise, little or no existence of a social life are the most common reasons for working professionals burning out at a very early stage in their career.

As long as you’re working, juggling the demands of your career and personal life will probably be an ongoing challenge. Consider these ideas to find the work-life balance that’s best for you.

Maintain a to-do-list: If you start your day at work by listing down the tasks on your plate, it will help you prioritize and get time-consuming tasks out of the way.  Taking a small break before moving on to the next big thing on your to-do-list works wonders and increases efficiency. Remember, late hours in office, don’t always reflect as hard-work and may be an indication of low efficiency.

Strike a balance: To be successful and happy at the same time, it is important to maintain equilibrium in all aspects of life – time for work, family, friends and most importantly, yourself. It’s all about prioritization. While work is important, you should not let it encroach on personal time. After exiting office try not to check your email every few minutes. Make a conscious decision to separate work time from personal time. Show the same amount of dedication towards quality time with family and friends as you would do at work. This gives your mind a much needed break and is sure to leave you relaxed and refreshed for the next day.

Find your calling: Work might be your first love, but what about that one hobby or interest that you always wanted to chase in your school/college days? Whether it’s pottery, gardening or a new dance form, identify and develop that interest and pursue it over weekends. By doing this you can avoid undue stress, unwind yourself and more importantly have something to look forward to over weekends.

As you move up your career ladder, always stay connected to the real world. One way of doing this is by attaching yourself to a social cause that is close to your heart. Make your weekends productive and meaningful by dedicating time to volunteering for a specific cause. Leverage your association with a social cause by displaying it on your resume. According to a survey conducted by LinkedIn, one out of five hiring managers in India agree they have hired a candidate because of their volunteer work experience.

It’s OK to say no: When you are already loaded with work and struggling to finish everything on time, it is perfectly OK to re-assess your current tasks before accepting a new one. If the new task is of a higher priority see what you can put on the back-burner and inform your team about it. Agreeing to take up additional workload out of guilt or a false sense of obligation will leave you with little time for self-nourishment and may affect the quality of your work.

Time away from work: Nothing rejuvenates the heart, body and soul like a little time off from work and getting away from the hustle –bustle of city life. While long vacations are mostly annual affairs, plan weekend getaways more often with family and friends. During this time away, switch-off from work completely.

It is encouraging to know that according to LinkedIn’s What Women Want @ Work survey, 93% Indian women believe that they can have it all in terms of career and family life. Maintaining a healthy work-life balance requires continuous effort as your personal and professional interests change. Periodically exam your priorities — and make changes, if necessary — to make sure you are in total control.

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Although every woman will have different priorities when it comes to what makes a perfect partner there are some things on which most
women agree.
Men often say that they don’t
understand what women want from them but really it’s not that difficult. There are some key qualities that women are looking for when they’re dating and it’s on these that they will judge whether you will make a good boyfriend. None of them are difficult and all men can do them even if it takes a bit of practice.
1. Good hygiene – its number one because it’s so important. If you’re going on a date make sure you shower, brush your teeth and use some deodorant. While some pheromones might be a turn-on, BO is not. Taking care over your appearance, your home and even your car if she’s going to ride in it are all marks of respect which
women value.
2. Attention – generally women love to talk and they want a man who’ll listen to them without rolling their eyes or tuning out. Show the woman in your life you care by really paying her some attention rather than just lapping up the attention she gives you.
3. Sense of humour – make her laugh, help her see the lighter side of life and not only will it make you feel good about yourself but she’ll come to see you as someone who
could be a real friend as well as a partner.
4. Sensitivity – you don’t need to wear your heart on your sleeve all the time but it’s important that you let her see you have a sensitive side even if you never let anyone else
see it.
5. Honesty – there’s a lot of guys out there who are players and women are looking for someone who they can trust. Your honesty can be demonstrated in small ways like being on time, doing what you say you are going to do and telling her the truth about how you feel.
6. Respect – it doesn’t matter how liberated or feminist a woman is they all want to be treated with respect. That means caring about her feelings, supporting her and not
messing her about.
7. Integrity – women respect men who have values, beliefs, principals and who will stand up for what they
believe in. Men are often physically stronger but even if they aren’t women want to know a man will stand up for her, protect her and be on her side when she needs it.
8. Thoughtfulness – doing those little jobs without being nagged; sending a message just to let her know you’re thinking of her or remembering something important
that’s going on in her life even if it doesn’t involve you. Offer to help her when you can but don’t assume she’s always asking you to fix a problem sometimes she might just want you to listen.
9. Desire – no woman wants to be with a man who doesn’t find her attractive. She needs to know it is her you desire rather than just s*x. Show this through affection,
compliments and don’t assume she should know, tell her.
10. Ability to commit – while some women may prefer the emotionally unavailable type, those who are genuinely looking for a boyfriend want someone who shows that they
have the ability to commit. Be on time for dates; make arrangements and stick to them, don’t be flaky when it comes to your feelings about her. Consistency and stability
in your work, friendships and family situation are all great indicators that you are someone she can rely on.


I’m not sure how many of unexpected life changes you have experienced, but I’ve experienced enough to say, that life is absolutely unpredictable, in both ways; the good and the bad. The good is great, and I wish it was happening all the time; the bad, well, let’s say it’s always a learning curve.
Whatever the unexpected change, we need to adjust. We don’t really have much choice here, but it is entirely up to us to decide how we’re going to adapt; either as a victim, or to be in charge.
And by no means, it’s going to be easy
So how many times do we need to adjust?
I don’t even want to attempt to count, but there’re three times in life when obviously we struggle more than ever;
Terrible two;
Teenage years;
Midlife crisis.
In all these situations it’s like going out of a certain ‘comfort zone’ in our lives into the next one; unknown and so absolutely uncertain, where we can only judge from observing others who already have been there.
The crisis is our rebellion against an unavoidable change; unavoidable, because it’s coming, either we like it or not.
Of course, asa two years old toddler, our understanding is zilch, so our rebellion is the only tool we have, and many of us used it to our full advantage. Maybe, if parents understand why their perfect angels suddenly turn into horrible creatures, driving everyone around them nuts, this would help the process become less dramatic. (I’m not a hundred percent sure though, as I came up with the theoryafterour family survived that stage.)
Teenage yearsare extremely difficult not just for parents, but even more for teenagers. Suddenly you’re not a child any more, but you’re not an adult yet. Suddenly what made you happy before doesn’t work now. You understand so much more, but not enough. You want to find a safe place for yourself, but there’s none; you’re out of your safety zone. Where do you fit in? Where do you want to fit in?
You start thinking independently of your known authorities, but what examples do you follow?
Based on my extensive experiences with three girls and different challenges with each of them in their teenage years, I came to the realization, that these difficult times are a ‘preparation time’ for young people to learn how to cope with their adult lives. Probably that’s when they need our guidance more than ever, but it’s very important how we present it; as an advice or as a set of rules to follow.
What about if we put some balance into it, and the rules will have a lot of advice and explanation attached?
What abouta midlife crisis?
You can postpone it if you don’t have time to go through it when you’re around forty. And then you may think that it doesn’t concern you, that you’re managing your life so well.
But in most cases the timewillcome when you start questioning yourself; what you have or haven’t achieved so far, what happened to your dreams, what happened to the person you used to know to be you.
It could be a very daunting experience to realize that you would change your life circumstances if you could.
Now, I don’t imply that it’s a good idea ‘to rock your boat’ on a first impulse, but I know that if you’re not happy, nobody around you will be happy neither.
Suffering and sacrificing yourself for any course will rather have more negative results than positive; it will suffocate and slowly keep ‘eating’ you away.
We DO have the right to be happy, and do whatever makes us happy. And nobody has the right to take it away from us, unless we let them.
If you make a well thought thorough decision to change something in your life, something that will increase your happiness, I strongly believe we owe it to ourselves, regardless of what others think about it. After the initial uprising, it will bring harmony and balance back to our existence.

5 Marriage Lessons that Mothers Should Give to Their Sons.

When it comes to marriages, mothers share a lot of information and give a lot of advice to their daughters. But, they often forget or overlook the importance of imparting some advice when it comes to their sons. In fact, the relationship a son has with his mother or how he sees his mother, is usually reflected on how he sees and treats other women, especially his wife. Therefore, it is important for mothers to have a chat with their sons just before their marriage, on marriage.
To get the ball rolling, here are a few things that this chat can start with. And dear mothers, if you don’t feel like having a face-to-face chat, just share this article with your to-be married sons and we are sure they will get the idea!

*Don’t compare your wife with me!
A mother should make sure that her son never compares his wife to her. Whether it comes to cooking or managing the household, most men end up comparing their better halves to their mommies (knowingly or unknowingly). Dear son, you need to realise that your mother has more than two decades of experience of being a wife (and mother). While, your life partner is as new to marriage as you are. So, whether it is her culinary skills, managing the budget, waking up on time, or anything that the super-mommy does better, do not compare it all with your wife. Your wife is just as awesome in her own way (isn’t that the reason you both are together?), and some day she will be just an awesome mommy to your child.

*Your wife is not your “mommy”!

That’s right, guys! Your wife is not your mommy. This means, it is time to grow up, become responsible, and do some work yourself. And don’t crib about how your mother used to pamper you all the time. You were your mother’s baby, and she was there to take care of you. On the other hand, to your wife, you are her companion, and so you both have to take care of each other. Help her out, divide work, and no matter what, take care of your own things. This means, socks go in the laundry and not on the floor and the wet towel does not belong on the bed.
*Respect your life partner!
Yes, your parents will always be important for you and even for your better half. Having said that, your wife is the one who will be standing by your side and facing all the ups and downs with you always. So, she needs to be treated as an equal. Share with her everything, take her advice in every decision, and give importance to her opinions. Make her your priority. She will never be able to or try to undermine your mother’s position in your life. But, she too deserves your respect. Once you truly see your wife as your ‘better half’ and ‘life partner’, you will be living the happiest.

*Help your wife at every step!
Your wife has kissed goodbye to her family and home for you. So, now it is your turn to make her feel as comfortable as possible in the new home. Her life has turned upside down, and even small things can make her uncomfortable and anxious. So, make sure you become her partner and guide in her new home. Also, make sure that she feels at ease to talk about her feelings. Make sure that you do small little things to make her adjustment to the new environment and lifestyle pleasant and easy.

*Never stop loving your better half!
Not even 40 years later when her hair will not be shiny black or stylish and her face will not have her natural pink blush. Love her unconditionally. Accept her just the way she is because that is the reason you chose her as your better half. Keep surprising her, make her laugh, sweep her off her feet, and keep the relationship forever new and young. Tell her how much you love her even when her hair is all messy when she wakes up in the morning, or when she has flour on her face while she is makingchappatis, and all the other times when she feels that she looks like a mess. Mommy dear, please share your ‘happy and healthy marriage’ secrets with him, because he also needs them as much as your daughters or daughters-in-law do.
Mothers understand that marriages are a lot about compromise and adjustments for both the sides. So, there is no one better who can give these lessons to the grooms.

How to Stick With Good Habits When Your Willpower Is Gone.

How to Stick With Good Habits When Your Willpower Is Gone.
By James.

Most people think that building better habits or changing your actions is all about willpoweror motivation. But the more I learn, the more I believe that the number one driver of better habits and behavior change is your environment. Let me drop some science into this article and show you what I mean…
Willpower vs. Environment
Anne Thorndike is a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Recently, Thorndike and her colleagues completed a six-month studythat was published in the American Journal of Public Health. This study secretly took place in the hospital cafeteria and helped thousands of people develop healthier eating habits without changing their willpower or motivation in the slightest way.


Avoid boredom in the bedroom. Don’t turn your bedroom into a courtroom. Leave unfinished business, quarrels & fights out of the bedroom. Let your bedroom be a place of bonding & intimacy with your spouse. Let your bedroom be a place of peace, prayer & play. Let your bedroom be a place of security & refuge for your spouse. Let your bedroom be a place to unwind & relax with your spouse. It is in the bedroom on the sacred marriage bed where the oneness of marriage is perfected. Make your bedroom exceptionally pleasant & the most peaceful room in your house. Make the bedroom so enticing & fascinating that the thought of coming home to the bedroom will cause your spouse to leave everyone & everything to come home running to you.
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More than 100 Keyboard Shortcuts.


Keyboard Shortcuts (Microsoft Windows)
1. CTRL C (Copy)
2. CTRL X (Cut)
… 3. CTRL V (Paste)
4. CTRL Z (Undo)
5. DELETE (Delete)
6. SHIFT DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
7. CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
8. CTRL SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
9. F2 key (Rename the selected item)
10. CTRL RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
11. CTRL LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
12. CTRL DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
13. CTRL UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
14. CTRL SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
15. CTRL A (Select all)
16. F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
17. ALT ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
18. ALT F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
19. ALT ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
20. ALT SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
21. CTRL F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents opensimultaneously)
22. ALT TAB (Switch between the open items)
23. ALT ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
24. F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
25. F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
26. SHIFT F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
27. ALT SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
28. CTRL ESC (Display the Start menu)
29. ALT Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu) Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
30. F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
31. RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
32. LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
33. F5 key (Update the active window)
34. BACKSPACE (View the folder onelevel up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
35. ESC (Cancel the current task)
36. SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROMinto the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
Dialog Box – Keyboard Shortcuts
1. CTRL TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
2. CTRL SHIFT TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
3. TAB (Move forward through the options)
4. SHIFT TAB (Move backward through the options)
5. ALT Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
6. ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
7. SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
8. Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
9. F1 key (Display Help)
10. F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
11. BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Shortcuts
1. Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
2. Windows Logo BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
3. Windows Logo D (Display the desktop)
4. Windows Logo M (Minimize all of the windows)
5. Windows Logo SHIFT M (Restorethe minimized windows)
6. Windows Logo E (Open My Computer)
7. Windows Logo F (Search for a file or a folder)
8. CTRL Windows Logo F (Search for computers)
9. Windows Logo F1 (Display Windows Help)
10. Windows Logo L (Lock the keyboard)
11. Windows Logo R (Open the Run dialog box)
12. Windows Logo U (Open Utility Manager)
13. Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts
14. Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
15. Left ALT left SHIFT PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
16. Left ALT left SHIFT NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
17. SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
18. NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
19. Windows Logo U (Open Utility Manager)
20. Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts
21. END (Display the bottom of the active window)
22. HOME (Display the top of the active window)
23. NUM LOCK Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
24. NUM LOCK Plus sign ( ) (Display the contents of the selected folder)
MMC Console keyboard shortcuts
1. SHIFT F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
2. F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
3. F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
4. CTRL F10 (Maximize the active console window)
5. CTRL F5 (Restore the active console window)
6. ALT ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for theselected item)
7. F2 key (Rename the selected item)
8. CTRL F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console)
Remote Desktop Connection Navigation
1. CTRL ALT END (Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box)
2. ALT PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
3. ALT PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
4. ALT INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
5. ALT HOME (Display the Start menu)
6. CTRL ALT BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
7. ALT DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
8. CTRL ALT Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
9. CTRL ALT Plus sign ( ) (Place asnapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboardand provide the same functionality aspressing ALT PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
Microsoft Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts
1. CTRL B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
2. CTRL E (Open the Search bar)
3. CTRL F (Start the Find utility)
4. CTRL H (Open the History bar)
5. CTRL I (Open the Favorites bar)
6. CTRL L (Open the Open dialog box)
7. CTRL N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
8. CTRL O (Open the Open dialog box,the same as CTRL L)
9. CTRL P (Open the Print dialog box)
10. CTRL R (Update the current Web page)
11. CTRL W (Close the current window)