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GUIDE ON HOW TO ENJOY THE WINTER FOR NON-WINTER LOVERS | This is a subject that is near and dear to my heart, and one that I’ve been giving a lot of thought to as of late. I hear it everywhere from so many different people, all different ages, all different walks of life…” I hate winter” or “Ugh, snow’s in the forecast” or “I despise the cold weather” or “I go to Florida for the winter” …I could go on and on. I’ve been examining not only why other people don’t like winter, but also why I love it so much. …


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  • Jack Ma called for a reform of China’s regulation system for stifling business innovation and likened global banking regulations to an ‘old people’s club’.
  • Jack Ma did not show up for the final episode of his own talent show, Africa’s Business Heroes in November.
  • Officials suspended the $37billion initial public offering of Ma’s Ant Group on the direct order of President Xi in November, as per reports.

Alibaba co-founder and Chinese tech billionaire Jack Ma has reportedly not appeared in public for over two months after he gave a controversial speech in October 2020. Jack Ma did not show up for the final episode of his own talent show, Africa’s Business Heroes in November. Ma was replaced by Lucy Peng, an Alibaba executive, to judge the show. His picture was also removed from the show’s judging panel webpage. …


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Why does one person get choked up over a Hallmark commercial, while another sheds tears only for the death of a loved one? Does the exhortation “Have a good cry” carry physiological or psychological merit? And how do crying behaviors differ among cultures and between the sexes?

New research by psychologists is beginning to answer these questions, helping us better understand what human tears mean from social, psychological, and neuroscientific perspectives.

“I think the study of crying, more than is the case for any other emotional expression, may help us to obtain a better insight into human nature,” says leading tear researcher Ad Vingerhoets, Ph.D., …


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When biting into a juicy burger, most people likely don’t realize that the history of this seemingly simple meal spans multiple continents and can be traced back almost a thousand years. Much like the United States, the country with which it’s inextricably linked, the humble hamburger is a product of myriad cultural influences, entrepreneurial ingenuity, creativity born of necessity, and a disputed origin story. To give you a greater appreciation for the next one you order — and fun facts to share with friends — we dug deep into the fascinating backstory of the burger.

Road Trip Snack for Mongols?

Genghis Khan might not spring to mind when ordering a Quarter Pounder with a side of fries, but the ruthless Mongol leader may have helped pave the way for the hamburger in the early 13th century. Khan’s massive army of horsemen, known as the “Golden Horde,” was a fast-moving cavalry that often traveled for days without getting off their horses. Like anyone on a lengthy journey, they needed something convenient they could eat with one hand along the way. …


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Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Even if you have a full-time job, there’s nothing wrong with putting a little extra cash in your pocket. It’s not about greed: Having an additional income stream means that you get out of debt or fatten your savings.

But, there’s another possible outcome. You may be able to make this into a bonafide full-time job. That means you can be your own boss or generate a passive income.

If you never thought about this before, 2020 should have opened your eyes — especially if you’re struggling as a business owner or have unfortunately lost your main source of income. The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that life can drastically change in the blink of an eye. …


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When we are liberated from our restrictions, what are the protected choices for wandering out? A year ago was the time of strolling outside, so maybe — and I might be one-sided — 2021 will be the year for journeys, given that since the beginning individuals have made journeys on the occasion of emergency? To lay the ground for rediscovery, in summer 2020 the British Pilgrimage Trust (BPT) dispatched Britain’s Pilgrim Places, a summary of 600 locales and 100 courses, which I co-created.

Strolling outside is the way, since the beginning, a large number of mankind’s greats have discovered significance, made revelations, and set out upon new ways of inward disclosure. In Thinking, Fast And Slow, Nobel-prize-winning financial analyst Daniel Kahneman clarifies how strolling is the ideal mobile speed to free our psyches. As we sit in our seats, our psyches are acceptable at executing undertakings yet not at planning for an impressive future. Going for a run clears our psyche, yet it’s difficult to keep your line of reasoning. Walk, be that as it may, and your brain can turn into the blue sky above you, permitting your musings to take off and structure new associations. …


In a 1986 interview, England’s Prince Charles discussed his gardening habits, commenting “I just come and talk to the plants, really. Very important to talk to them; they respond.”

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The theory that plants benefit from human conversation dates to 1848 when German professor Gustav Fechner published the book Nanna (Soul-life of Plants). The idea is a popular one, and has spawned several more books and even an album — recorded in 1970 by an enterprising dentist — titled “Music to Grow Plants By.” But will crooning compliments to your ficus really have any effect on its growth?

“There isn’t a lot of research in this area,” says Rich Marini, head of Penn State’s horticulture department, “But there is evidence that plants respond to sound.” In fact, plants react readily to a host of environmental stimuli, as the ability to respond to changing environments is vital to their survival. Explains Marini, “Wind or vibration will induce changes in plant growth. Since sound is essentially vibration, my guess is that vibration is causing a response.” …


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The 21st century has a new playing field. Companies today are faced with new technologies, more information, and increasingly complex choices about how and where to do business.

The interactive web has created a connected world, where consumers and corporations can share ideas, criticize, and experiment in real-time. The volume of data in systems is overwhelming but also presents an opportunity to make smarter business decisions. Rising populations, scarcer resources, and increased demand for goods put pressure on companies to figure out how to balance a desire for growth with long term sustainability. Corporations are more global today, with presence in multiple countries, through ownership stakes, international supply chains, and off-shored workforces. …


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At the point when understudies study Literature, they figure out how to acknowledge words and their force. They travel to different domains and times through the writings they read. They comprehend their own way of life and others’. They figure out how to sympathize with characters, to feel their delights and torment.

Literature is a timeless piece of entertainment. As the innovations of technological advancements have grown, the way we read has revolutionized and evolved. However, the essence of storytelling and the effect it has on our lives hasn’t wavered.

Literature reflects human nature and a way we can learn and relate to others. By reading through a first-person perspective, we can fully immerse ourselves into a different mindset and figure out how others think and feel. This is important within today’s society as we’re becoming increasingly detached from human interaction through iPhones, FaceTime, and social media. Literature is something that will never change in the way it makes you feel, regardless of whether that’s on paper or as an eBook. …


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Passionate wellbeing is tremendously significant — particularly with regards to class matured youngsters. They’re at a particular developmental stage and speak to what’s to come. We need to attempt to energize, backing, and guide them. Their brains are so helpless; if guardians or parental figures put an excessive amount of focus on their obligations, (for example, grades, errands, and so forth), it’s conceivable there will be an extraordinary strain on their enthusiastic wellbeing. A lot of pressure during adolescence can dissuade youngsters from looking for innovativeness and fun exercises.

Evaluations just go as far as possible. Businesses couldn’t care less if your youngster was on the Dean’s rundown every one of the four years of their secondary school/school professions. What is important is the thing that your youngsters detract from their courses. On the off chance that a youngster is genuinely depleted from the pressure of making good grades each term, it gets difficult to assemble the strength and energy to go the additional mile to absorb the encounters and exercises. Extracurriculars become annoyances since they occupy significant time this youngster wants to use to contemplate. Colleges don’t simply think about excellent grades. They need to see that the youngster can keep up those imprints while having a social existence. …

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Iqra Mukhtar

Student of English literature, Treatise Versifier, Content Writer. Passionate about writing my own ideas and to share it with the public.

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