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What is Diwali

What is Diwali

Really from the Sanskrit word Deepavali. Deepa – Light, Avali – Row. So row of lights. Celebrated over 5 days and each day gots myths, legends, beliefs and more importantly significance. Day 1 – Called Dhanteras or Dhantrayodashi (Dhan means wealth). Houses are cleaned and lights are lit and stuff to welcome the Goddess of Wealth aka Lakshmi. It says the ladies buy gold, silver or one two new utensils… I’m loving it! Puja performed, more lights lit to drive…

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Dashavatar: The ten avatars of Vishnu Compared to Darwins Theory of Evolution … thanks Sulomi

Dashavatar: The ten avatars of Vishnu Compared to Darwins Theory of Evolution … thanks Sulomi

“The first avatar was the Matsya avatar, it means the fish. That is because life began in the water. Is that not right?” Vasu began to listen with a little more attention. “Then came the Kurma Avatar, which means the tortoise, because life moved from the water to the land. The amphibian. So the Tortoise denoted the evolution from sea to land. Third was the Varaha, the wild boar, which meant the wild animals with not much intellect, you call…

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3 Ways Facebook Is Like a Drug By Marghi Merzenich

3 Ways Facebook Is Like a Drug By Marghi Merzenich

I recently read a pretty thought-provoking article about how checking Facebook (or other social networks) may be permanently changing the brain, because it offers your brain chemical rewards not unlike those that occur from compulsive drug use. The article is worth a read but pretty long and detailed, so I wanted to summarize a few of the most interesting claims here. First, we get addicted to Facebook because we enjoy “the thrill of the hunt”: “Recent observations indicate that the brain is more…

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Things People With Anxiety Want Others to Know and Bonus Articles

Things People With Anxiety Want Others to Know and Bonus Articles

36 Things People With Anxiety Want Their Friends to Know 1. “It may seem irrational to you, but what I’m anxious about is very real for me.” — Paige Johnson 2. “I never know when it’s going to hit me. And when it does, I just need you to support me.” — Dani Hazlewood 3. “I’m not just blowing you off. It’s hard to make plans and just as hard to talk on the phone sometimes. It doesn’t mean I don’t desperately want to spend…

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25 Amazing Scientific Reasons Behind Indian Traditions & Culture … thanks Bhavna

25 Amazing Scientific Reasons Behind Indian Traditions & Culture … thanks Bhavna

25 Amazing Scientific Reasons Behind Indian Traditions & Culture … thanks Bhavna 01.Significance of Namaste – Joining both palms together to greet. 02.Why do temples have bells? 03.Why do we visit temples? 04.Why do w worship idols? 05.Why are silk clothes preferred while doing pooja? 06.Why do Indian women wear bangles? 07.Why do Indian married women apply sindoor on their forehead? 08.Why do we apply henna on hands and feet? 09.Why do Indian women wear toering? 10.Why do Indian women…

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Some Useful Info to Understand Introverts

Some Useful Info to Understand Introverts

A few people have told me that I’m not an introvert and that I’m some kind of mix. All I want to say is that I appreciate the extroverts who have insisted I join them in social activities. Most of the time I’ve enjoyed myself. As for the ones I insist on not joining … it is because of the energy drain. Things like drinking, talking about others, doing the same thing, not expanding or just tooo many words and…

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