The Equation of Life

The only thing that is predictable in life is that life is highly unpredictable! Holds true, right? Life is one big journey comprised of many little journeys. No matter where you are now, what you are doing, and what you have been up to, you must have faced moments of joy as well as moments of sadness, and these 2-sided experiences will continue to fill your future life as well.

One more thing that we can predict about your future, especially as an aspiring doctor, is that your life is going to be consistently challenging. You will face new challenges every now and then. Sometimes, you will need help while at other times, you will be in a position to help others.

The question is how can you live happily? Well, that’s quite simple – Help others whenever you can and when you need help, don’t shy away to ask for it. Remember, a life of mutual co-operation is much better than the life of flying solo! Reminds us of this: 1+1 ≠ 2. 1+1=11. Follow this equation of life for every situation you will be into, and you will win it with colors of joy.

Equation of life may be mathematically incorrect, but it’s more than correct, “lifely.”

Footnotes

Excerpt from the July 2019 Newsletter of Lincoln American University on www.laumed.org.  

Branded Fruit – A service to get your brand printed on any FRUIT!

The only limit to our creativity is our imagination. Branded Fruit is a true example of that.

Branded Fruit is a new kinda of creative service that offers to print logos, text, and graphics on fruits! Look at the featured image in which logos of brands like Twitter, Heroku, Mailchimp, SoundCloud and Stripe are printed on different fruits. Well, it’s an innovative & fun way for branding! Isn’t it?

Before Branded Fruit, who could have thought of printing on fruits? While the logos printed on fruits are not edible, these are designed by Branded Fruit in a way that doesn’t affect the taste and usability of the fruit either.

Currently, you can get your brand printed on a variety of fruits like bananas, mangoes, pineapples, persimmons, limes, beets, potatoes, eggplants, avocados (most popular for now!) and much more! Options are plenty great.

Big brands are using Branded Fruit service for promotional giveaways, events & providing healthy fruits to their stakeholders at the same time!

References: Branded Fruit, Image courtesy of Branded Fruit.

Why headphones are becoming a necessary work accessory?

New workplaces are more open, against the cubicles of old times. While open office spaces have many advantages like enhanced team collaboration, better connectivity, saving huge dollars in terms of office rent, but more openness means more noisy work environment too.

The result is employees are switching to headphones to cover the disturbance in an open work environment, In one survey, 46% participants admitted using headphones to avoid conversation with colleagues, while 30% to avoid background noise (yep! the noise of that phone ringtone which is ringing again & again, chit-chat between those workers, sounds of coffee cups striking tables each few seconds, noise from that keyboard which is being ruthlessly & loudly used by your colleague!), and others use them to listen to their favorite music for increased productivity & get their stuff done with some musical inspiration & motivation.

Some also argue that music at work help them create their personal work zone & isolate interruptions!

“Using headphones at work – ethical or unethical” deserves a discussion at scale. So, you’re invited. Do you think it’s okay to use headphones at work? Isn’t it make you look anti-social or unreachable at work? Join the discussion in the comments section.

References: Fast Company, Time Management Ninja, Image Courtesy of PxHere.

Quick Facts About Music and Study

Music can work wonders when you are trying to focus on your work so that you can revise in preparation for your exams. In fact, there have been a whole load of studies to see just how effective it can be, we have a few interesting facts on the topic:

⦾ Music makes us productive: When we listen to music that we enjoy, it boosts the amount of dopamine that is produced, and dopamine is the neurochemical responsible for making us feel good when we perform tasks that we enjoy.

⦾ Lyrics aren’t always distractingStudies have shown that lyrics in music aren’t always a distraction if you like the song. It can help you to focus on your work, but if you dislike the music it can have an opposite effect.

⦾ The Mozart Effect isn’t TrueIn the 90s, everyone believed that the Mozart Effect was about how classical music made kids smarter. In fact, this is just a myth.

⦿ Let’s concludeHopefully, you found our facts helpful. After all, music isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when we think about focusing!

◔_◔ NonPlus: Research by South Korean scientists found that music —especially classical — can help make plants grow faster!

References: MediaIndia.netThe Best Music for Study by My Audio Sound, Written by guest writer Will Tottle.

Why You Don’t Need to Sacrifice Your Sleep For Your Studies?

We all want to be good at our studies but nobody of us knows the secret formula to do that! While we don’t have a secret study sauce too, we do know that a fresh mind is an essence to be good at learning and for a fresh mind, you need to have a good sleep. A research found that students who sleep for 8 hours perform better in their exams than those who cut their sleep.

If you believe that by cutting your sleep time you can invest more time in studies and perform better, you are wrong. This is because poor sleep causes depression & leads to falling in your attention and productivity. The number of hours studied doesn’t matter. What matters is that how much you get done in those hours!

In short, you don’t have to choose between your sleep & study, as good sleep and good studies go together. If you want to be truly good at academics, learn to get proper sleep (study suggest 8 hours!).

References: Times Now, Photo Thanks: PxHere.

How Coffee Affects Your Brain?

Coffee makes our brain healthier. As per neuroscience study, coffee has a chemical called ‘phenylindanes’ (only neuroscientist can go further), which help fight some serious brain diseases & neurological disorders causing depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, slowed movements, muscle rigidity, expressionless face, cramped handwriting, trouble getting out of chair, et cetera (technically called Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s disease).

As Inc Reported, “The darker the coffee roast, the more phenylindanes, and thus the greater the power of the coffee to stop the buildup of two toxic proteins–called tau and beta-amyloid–in the brain, which have been linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases”, which results in better brain health.

References: Inc, Bright Focus Foundation, Photo Thanks: PEXELS.

Palm – A Minimalist Phone of A Credit Card Size! But Why?

Palm phone is a minimalist phone which is designed to be used as little as possible! In the tech world, where each mobile company is busy finding new ways to keep us hooked to our devices, Palm perhaps is the first phone which want us to cut our time on the phone.

Palm mobile, which is about the size of a credit card, claims to bring you out of your tech, back into your real life!

Palm works as a second phone, which syncs with your big smartphone. When you want to free yourself, you can just leave your big phone at home and go out with Palm!

Palm is water & dust resistant, has a 3.3″ HD display, 12MP rear & 8MP front camera, provides access to all play store & iTunes apps, has Face Recognition lock & has a ‘life mode‘ which eliminates all distractions.

Considering all the stuff that Palm offers, Palm appears to be just a smaller smartphone. Palm’s all smartphone features makes us wonder on how can it help in cutting our phone time and why anybody would like to have two phones. Do you have any idea? Do let us know via your comments.

References: Palm.

How Many People Speak Hindi In India?

You must be thinking 100%, of course. Well, that’s not the case. India is home to tens of hundreds of languages and ‘Hindi’ is just one of them.

Not all Indians speak Hindi. Hindi is the most popular language in Northern India and as per 2001 survey of India, 53.6% Indians speak Hindi & only 41% of Indians call Hindi their ‘mother tongue’. Rest of the Indians doesn’t know Hindi &  speak other regional Indian languages which includes Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati, Urdu, Kannada, Odia, Malayalam, Assamese, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Sanskrit, et cetera.

So, If one is an Indian, that doesn’t mean that s/he needs to know Hindi as well, and vice versa!

Bonus Fact: India is the world’s second largest English speaking country, where about 12.5 crore people (which constitute about 10% of Indian population) speak English!

References: Wikipedia, BBC, Photo Thanks: Pixabay.

Featured: Google Primer – Simple Way To Learn Business & Digital Marketing Skills

Google Primer is a mobile application that help you learn business & digital marketing skills like business planning & management, branding, digital advertising, social media marketing, content marketing, et cetera.

Each lesson is divided into bite-sized 5-minute sessions that makes learning easy & time-efficient. Whenever you have 5-minutes free in your busy day, you can complete one lesson and earn a new skill.

Once you complete a lesson, you’ll get personalized recommendation for the next lesson, which is very instrumental in helping you build necessary skills & acquire knowledge required to achieve your business & job goals. If you are looking to sharpen a particular skill, you can also search for it & start learning.

Google Primer is free to use & works offline as well. You can use it anytime, anywhere. All you need is just a 5-minute slot from your 24-hour day.

References: Google Primer on Play Store, Google Primer on iTunes.

Can Owls See In Daylight?

Yes. They can. Owls are blind during day – that’s only a misconception! In actual, Owls can see in day as well as at night. Yeah… at night, they can see more comfortably & efficiently than daytime. Let’s explore why…

Owls have large & tubular shaped eyes. Due to larger size, more light enters their eyes than required for visibility during daytime. To block the extra sunlight, owls close their eyes halfway or even more and looks like they are sleeping while in actual, they are awake & able to see.

So, that’s the truth about owls! Now, don’t say ever that owls can’t see in daylight. Owls can perfectly see in day & even better in night.

References: Journey North, The Petri Dish, Photo Thanks: Canva.

World’s Largest Coffee Mug & The Best Way To Use It!

Yep! It’s available! World’s largest coffee mug [insanely] can hold upto 5914 ml of coffee, which is roughly equal to what a combined 20 regular coffee mugs can hold (Are you surprised?)!

Upto 4 ‘normal’ cups of coffee in a day is considered as safe coffee consumption. More than that can be harmful for health. Considering that fact, world’s largest coffee mug holds coffee that is suitable for 5-days consumption, not 1-day consumption. Only a health-spoiler would like to have that ‘much-much’ coffee. Yeah… if you’re keen to drink coffee in this cup, you can put in just normal quantity & drink it. That way, you can drink coffee in world’s largest coffee cup, without hurting your health! That seems to be a good idea, right? What you think? Would you like to buy this cup? Well, no matter you hate this cup or love this cup, one thing is sure: it’s one of the coolest coffee mug & a must have kinda thing for coffee lovers!

References: Minute Crunch, Mugs.Coffee, Buy on Amazon.

Morning Lark or Night Owl: 4 Things Each Type Reveals About Your Personality!

Though, being a morning person or late riser is a matter of personal choice (or a matter of DNA, scientifically speaking!), it can reveal a lot about your personality.

As per research, If you are a morning lark i.e. you rise early in the early morning & go to bed early at night, you are likely to be:

#1 More cooperative;

#2 Persistent & punctual;

#3 Enterprising &

#4 Bad Procrastinator (which is good!).

On the other hand, if you are a night owl i.e. you stay up late at night & rise in the late morning, you are likely to be:

#1 More fearless & strong risk-taker;

#2 At more risk of being a smoker & alcoholic;

#3 More intelligent (which is great) &

#4 Good procrastinator (which is bad!).

Well, that’s the result of research based on sampling! So, it would not be far to judge a person just on the basis of his or her sleeping pattern, right? After all, it’s our overall behavior and habits that makes us good or bad! What you think of these results? Do you fit into these findings?

References: Inc, Photo Thanks: Max Pixel.