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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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Community Movie Night – ‘Streetfilms: Bikes and Open Streets’ by Transition Town Mount Hawthorn Oct 12th 2016

Community Movie Night – ‘Streetfilms: Bikes and Open Streets’ by Transition Town Mount Hawthorn Oct 12th 2016

Short films Community Movie Night – ‘Streetfilms: Bikes and Open Streets’ by Transition Town Mount Hawthorn Notes: – The event was held at Foyer Oxford which itself does a lot of great and interesting things which I will look into later. – City of Vincent’s Mayor John Carey had a chat with us after the movies and got us very inspired. What they’ve been doing is: how streets are shaped determine our lives. Educational programs, bike hire programs, triples investment in…

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Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength by Roy F. Baumeister & John Tierney

Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength by Roy F. Baumeister & John Tierney

Big up Big Brandon Carter for the recommendation. Notes: – Most common desire was to eat and sleep. Then sex. – Carnegie’s Win Friends and Influence People book spent 8 pages on explaining to people how to have that winning smile. Passive bashing of similar books. – Marshmallow experiment. Successful ones managed to distract themselves for 15 minutes to get another marshmallow. The ones that failed seemed to get in more trouble. The ones with more willpower had higher salaries,…

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100 Best Photographs – Not Photoshopped

100 Best Photographs – Not Photoshopped

This is what happens if you throw hot water into the air in Antarctica imgur A galactic tennis ball © Abhijeet Kumar Modern dykes, windmills and highways in the Netherlands imgur A temple covered in ash from the Ontake volcanic eruption, Japan media.jrn Two worlds divided, New York, USA imgur The Supermoon in a radio telescope imgur Just an ordinary day’s building — catching a cloud © trynidada Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, North Korea’s founder ©Ilya Pitalev A blue universe in Japan © Hiroki Kondu / National Geographic Spider webs in Abernethy forest, Scotland © Mark…

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17 Reasons Ghee is The Ultimate Ayurvedic Superfood … thanks Ratilal

17 Reasons Ghee is The Ultimate Ayurvedic Superfood … thanks Ratilal

17 Reasons Why Ghee Is The Ultimate Ayurvedic Superfood By Sanjana Gupta Video on how to make your own ghee at the bottom of the page. Modern science has finally gotten around to proving the physical and mental health benefits of eating ghee that our ancestors figured out centuries ago. There is an ancient proverb in Sindhi that goes “Jeko kare ghee, so na kare ma-pii!” Translated, it means – what ghee can do for you, even your mother and father…

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The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley

The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley

The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley I was going to bitch about how the book keeps going in circles and mostly about animals until past half way. Then it gets into some decent juice about human psychology, gender differences and soooo much more. – This concept, that all progress is relative, has come to be known in biology by the name of the Red Queen, after a chess piece that Alice meets in…

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