The 16th of December, 1971 is a red letter day in our national history. It was on this day we were to snatch our independence after a life and death liberation war for long nine months. This victory was a victory of right against wrong. It was a war of self-emancipation. Every year we observe this day in a colorful manner. This day reminds us of the supreme in a colorful manner.
This day reminds us of the supreme sacrifice of our freedom fighters who will ever shine in our hearts like the luminous stars in the sky. But at the same time we must remember the spirit of the liberation war. We wanted a country where justice will prevail over injustice and wrong. Instead, we are now having a night-mares experience of lawlessness, violence and misrule. The lords of the mischief mongers are getting upper hand in the society, whereas the meek and mild become the worst sufferers. Disorder in everything has become the order of the day. Read more →
For hundreds of years, from all over the ancient world, kings and commoners traveled to Delphi to ask the Oracle of Apollo about the right course of action – whether to make war or seek peace, whether to marry one person or another. They brought rich offerings to the god and were sent on their way by the priests with riddling answers.
And yet, over the entrance to the Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi was the admonition: “Know Thyself!” This ancient wisdom suggested that the true oracle lies within. The answers to the great human questions, public and private, are found not outside us but only through an inner journey of the seeking spirit. The crucial importance of developing self-knowledge can best be understood in the words of another ancient piece of wisdom: The Hebraic Talmud says, “We do not see things the way they are, we see things the way we are.” In other words, we grind the lenses with which we see the world. Read more →
Do you have white hair? It is a great thing to have full crop of hair but if you have grey hair then it is quite embarrassing. White hair which is also known as grey hair is not considered desirable by the society. Read more →
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Every individual wishes to have a clear and glowing skin. Pimples, blackheads, skin dryness and so on are some common skin related problems found in teenagers. Common causes of skin related problems include intake of unhealthy diet, pollution, smoking and so on. It is interesting to note that consumption of a healthy diet can help an individual in obtaining a clear and glowing skin. An individual can keep his/her skin clear with the use of different home remedies. Read more →
By Herbert Morrison
IT WAS about ten o’clock at night on a street corner in the dimly lit Brixton section of London. In the flickering circle of light cast by a gas lamp, a tall sallow man on a soapbox harangued a small cluster of bystanders. “Learn about the most interesting subject in the world-yourself!” he shouted in a leathery voice. “Learn how to be successful! What are you good at? Let phrenology tell you!” In his hand he waved a chart of the human head colorfully divided into sections labeled “history, mathematics, memory” and so on.
A grocer’s errand boy, I had no idea what phrenology was. But if the bumps on my 15-year-old noggin signified any such magnificent-sounding capacities as these, I wanted to know what they were. I stepped up and held out the thin silver sixpence which I could ill afford. The phrenologist rested his fingertips on my head and explored it, bump by bump. “That ridge above your eyes-that’s originality. A fully rounded forehead-memory. Ever see a picture of Macaulay? He had a memory bump big as an egg.” Read more →
1-Use an empty two-liter plastic bottle.
2-Cut off the bottom of the bottle. Cut two holes on sides to hang the bottle on a rope.
3-Make a hole in the cap. Make this hole about 1/4 inch/1.2cm wide.
4-Place gauze or a coffee filter on the inside of the bottle. This forms the first layer.
5-Follow with charcoal layer. Place charcoal on top of the coffee filter.
6-Add a layer of sand.
7-Add a layer of gravel.
8-Repeat the last two layers for good measure. Be sure that the topmost layer is gravel.
9-Slowly add dirty water to the water filter and wait for a few minutes until the water start to drip out Read more →
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প্রতিদিন হাজার চিন্তার সঠিক কাজটা করতে হয় মস্তিষ্ককে। তাই তার জন্য চাই প্রকৃত খাবার। কীভাবে আপনি আপনার মস্তিষ্ককে সুস্থ ও সক্রিয় রাখবেন- এখানে থাকছে তেমনি কিছু খাবারের তালিকা।
১. ডার্ক চকোলেট
প্রতিদিন এক টুকরো ডার্ক চকোলেট খেলে মস্তিষ্কের কর্মক্ষমতা বাড়ে। অল্প পরিমাণে ডার্ক চকোলেট খাওয়ার অভ্যাস স্ট্রোক এবং হার্ট অ্যাটাকের ঝুঁকি কমাতে সাহায্য করতে পারে, বলছেন বিজ্ঞানীরা।
আখরোটে অন্যান্য বাদামের তুলনায় অনেক বেশি পরিমাণে ওমেগা থ্রি ফ্যাটি অ্যাসিড রয়েছে। এটি মস্তিষ্ককে যেকোনো রোগ থেকে রক্ষা করে। Read more →
কামরুন নাহার সুমি, বিডিনিউজ টোয়েন্টিফোর ডটকম
তরুণ থাকার স্বপ্ন তো সবারই থাকে। আর তাই রূপচর্চাসহ নানান ধরনের অনেক পন্থাই অবলম্বন করতে হয়। তবে সৌন্দর্য ধরে রাখতে শুধু বাহ্যিক পরিচর্যাই যথেষ্ঠ নয়। ত্বকের সৌন্দের্য ফুটে ওঠে ভিতর থেকে।
পরিমিত পুষ্টি সম্পন্ন খাবার ত্বক সুন্দর করতে সাহায্য করে। আর তারুণ্য শুধু ত্বক দেখেই বোঝা যাবে তা নয়, শারীরিক সুস্থতা এবং কর্মক্ষমতাও তারুণ্যেরই একটি অংশ।
স্বাস্থ্য বিষয়ক একটি সাইটে ত্বকের তারুণ্য ধরে রাখতে সাহায্য করে এমন কিছু খাবারের বিষয়ে উল্লেখ করা হয়। Read more →
I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED what runs through the minds of athletes under the stress of competition. Does an automobile racer ever want to drive his car off the grid onto a country road and escape? Do long-distance runners enjoy a particular sagacity because of the time available to turn the world’s problems ever over in their minds? (a jogger I knew memorized almost all the poems of W. B. Yeats in a year of running around New York’s Central Park Reservoir.) Range of Ritual. What professional athletes actually do think turns out to be astonishingly varied? Sometimes pre-game tension is so great that an athlete is physically sick. Hockey goalie Glenn Hall was ill before many games. Diametrically opposed was the self-satisfying optimism of soccer star Pele. In the New York Cosmos locker room, it was Pele’s ritual to lie on the floor with his feet elevated on a bench, one towel neatly folded under his head, another shielding his eyes. Half in, half out of his cubicle, he would begin a sort of waking dream pleasurable scenes of playing barefoot on Brazilian beaches, playbacks of triumphs of his astonishing career that he planned to emulate. The more important the game. The longer his dream. On the occasion of the first huge crowd the Cosmos spent 25 minutes under his towel and then scored three goals against the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
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By William James
EVERYONE knows what it is start a piece of work, either intellectual or muscular, feeling stale. And everybody knows what it is to “warm up” to this job. The process of warming up gets particularly striking in the phenomenon known as “second wind.” Usually we make a practice of stopping an occupation as soon as we meet the first layer of fatigue. We have then walked, played or worked “enough,” so we desist. But if an unusual necessity forces us onward, a surprising thing occurs. The fatigue gets worse up to a certain point, when, gradually or suddenly, it passes away and we are fresher than before! Read more →