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Productivity and Habit Formation Lessons of 2016

Trudging through mountains of work, emotional upheavals, and projects taught me quite a few things about how to manage both my time and my mental resources. I’ve definitely made some good habits my priority and stuck to them, while also got on the right path to effectively manage time....

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Series on Earth’s History

Over¬†the past few months, I’ve been writing a series of articles for theWire.in about the Earth’s natural and geological history. Big History is something I am terribly interested in and this seemed perfect to write about. I’ll continue updating this piece as I write more. But for now, here...

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Most Recognizable Symbols on the Planet

I pondered a bit on how to interpret the word ‘symbol’ – is it a gesture, is it a logo, is it a physical representation (like the AIDS ribbon)? I wasn’t sure, so I put in all of them.¬†GESTURESV for VictoryThis symbol is universally known for victory, peace, and...

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Calendars: history and heliocentricism

The Calendar is a wonderful piece of human innovation. Not only is it so accurate that it calculates, to seconds, the revolution of Earth around the Sun, it is also a testament to some of the greatest minds in history. However, it is a bit of a paradox in...

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Why So Many Girl Names End with an ‘a’ Sound

Why do so many female names, irrespective of country of origin and language, end with an ‘aa’ sound? It’s a question that most of us, at some point of time, have wondered about. I had been terribly fascinated with this question as a child. All around me, I saw...

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious. If you say it loud enough you’ll always sound precocious. Normally, I use Wikipedia for anything and everything. It’s not gospel to me, but I get really interesting tidbits of information about movies from there. But for some reason,...

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Large dogs, a list.

The Lovables It’s quite a known fact that large dogs make excellent pets. Giant dogs are wonderful pets. Most of them drool and shed, but make excellent, faithful companions. Because of their large size, they are naturally intimidating to strangers. Their voices also tend to be quite sonorous, and...

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Objectively dissecting my New York City stereotype

My facebook has been virally sharing this link, and it got me thinking. Everyone loves it because it’s true. And I smiled almost after every other point. So, the stereotyping isn’t exclusively for those that live in Manhattan. Even those that have lived in Brooklyn and Queens(namely, me) agree...

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A very Gashly gif

The Gashlycrumb Tinies is a gory, inappropriate children’s book, written by Edward Gorey in 1963. The book is a complete opposite to what children’s books usually are: merriment, fairy tales, and happy endings. This book, however, tells the one-line story of how 26 children meet their gruesome ends. It...

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