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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।
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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 →
I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED what runs through the minds of athletes under the stress of competition. Does an automobile racer ever want to drive ...
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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.
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 →
By Morton Hunt
“KEEP YOUR fears to yourself, but share your courage.” In our day of soul-baring confession books and television dramas in which the most personal problems are nearly solved through self-disclosure, that advice of Robert Louis Stevenson may sound old-fashioned.
But Stevenson had a point. And lately a number of experts who are called upon professionally to observe fear-doctors to observe fear-doctors, psychologists, marriage counselors, social workers-wonder whether we haven’t been talking about our fears too much. Fear grips all of us at some time during our lives; fear illness, of financial disaster, of inadequacy, of death, even of the intangible or inexplicable. Though these experts agree that there are a good many times when it may be necessary to express our disturbing fears to others, they feel that often the course of wisdom is to keep them to ourselves. Read more →
It’s true. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have been hanging outwith each other again. According to new reports, the on-again and off-again couple praised the lord together at a bible study class in Los Angeles Wednesday night. It all went down at the City Church, shortly before Justin posted that picture of the two of them kissing.
A source told the Daily Mirror, “The pair sat next to each other while partaking in Bible study and seemed very close. They then left together in Bieber’s car.”
“Justin looked really comfortable with Selena as he still thinks their bond is unbreakable and knows that Selena will always love him,” the source continued. Justin pretty much confirmed the holy news, taking to Twitter to post, “God is good,” shortly after their study. That was retweeted by his fans 68,000 times.
All of this comes just two months after the Biebs was baptized in a New York bathroom. Since then, he and Selena have both been spotted out with other rumored lovers. Do you think this new hangout and pic means Justin and Selena are back together? Chime in.
By William l. Nichols
When I was a boyI used to think that somewhere out ahead lay a magic moment when one would be grown up and know all the answers. At that point life would be easy: no more doubts, no more uncertainties; in any given situation one would know exactly what to do.
Since then many years have gone by, and the only thing I have really learned is that moment of absolute certainly never comes. Along the way, while looking for the answers I had the pleasure of knowing the late president of Harvard, A. Lawrence Lowell, and some of his salty sayings.
By Hilton Gregory
It came in the mail with a collection of bills. Hundreds of copies of it must have gone out to residents of the suburb I live in, announcing that the local historical society wanted volunteer researchers. I let the letter slide into the wastebasket.
Then something made me fetch it out again. Within a week, I was on a study committee. Soon I was writing a paper, delivering a speech meeting new friends. But the most remarkable thing is what the experience did for my outlook and feelings. I found that my spirit soared, borne aloft by the new interest.
<strong>About that time,</strong> I read a sketch of Ralph Waldo Emerson. I learned that as a sickly youth he had been given up by the doctors. He went south to die-“yet still his spirit soared. Read more →
By Harriet La Barre
LUCK IS largely the result of taking appropriate action. When we’re passive, when we don’t take sufficient charge of our affairs. We’re victims of all kinds of back luck. Take, for example, a woman who complained that the dry cleaner ruined her slacks. “He ruined a suit of mine, too,” she told me, unconsciously revealing that she knew she was taking chances with this particular cleaner. My other friend, who got involved in her neighbor’s problems and wasted the day, revealed her pattern by her comment: “It always happens.” She allowed it to happen. Read more →
By Robert L.Heilbroner
ARE criminals more likely to be dark than blond? Can a person’s nationality be guessed from his photograph? Does the fact that a person wears horn-rimmed glasses imply that he is intelligent? The answer to each of these questions is obviously, “No.”
Yet, from the evidence, many of us believe these and other equally absurd generalizations. Aren’t all Latins excitable all Swedes stolid all Irish hot-tempered? Think about any group of people-mothers-in-law, teen-agers, truck drivers bankers-and a standardized picture forms in our heads.
These stereotypes by which we commonly picture professions nationalities races religions, are closely related to the dark world of prejudice-which means prejudgment. We prejudge people before we ever lay eyes on them. Read more →