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This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science

This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science You don’t need to be happy all the time. LOWRI DOWTHWAITE, THE CONVERSATION 12 JAN 2018 Over the past two decades, the positive psychology movement has brightened up psychological research with its science of happiness, human potential and flourishing. It argues that psychologists should not only investigate mental illness but also what makes life worth living. The founding father of positive psychology, Martin Seligman, describes happiness as experiencing frequent positive emotions, such as joy, excitement and contentment, combined with deeper feelings of meaning and purpose. It implies a positive mindset in the present and an optimistic outlook for the future. Importantly, happiness experts have argued that happiness is not a stable, unchangeable trait but something flexible that we can work on and ultimately strive towards. I have been running happiness workshops for the last four years based on the evidence from the above field of psychology. The workshops are fun and I have earned a reputation as “Mrs Happy”, but the last thing I would want anyone to believe is that I am happy all the time. Striving for a happy life is one thing, but striving to be happy …

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Britain’s new energy mix

Chris Case, ‎Bob Underwood, ‎Jesse Zuck Britain Now Generates Twice as Much Electricity From Wind as Coal, And That’s a Big Deal There’s no turning back now. GRANT WILSON & IAIN STAFFELL, THE CONVERSATION 8 JAN 2018 Just six years ago, more than 40 percent of Britain’s electricity was generated by burning coal. Today, that figure is just 7 percent. Yet if the story of 2016 was the dramatic demise of coal and its replacement by natural gas, then 2017 was most definitely about the growth of wind power. Ireland shares an electricity system with the Republic and is calculated separately), up from 10 percent in 2016. This increase, a result of both more wind farms coming online and a windier year, helped further reduce coal use and also put a stop to the rise in natural gas generation. Great Britain’s annual electrical energy mix 2017. (National Grid and Elexon) In October 2017, the combination of wind, solar and hydro generated a quarter of Britain’s electricity over the entire month, a new record helped by ex-hurricane Ophelia and storm Brian.Great Britain’s annual electrical energy mix 2017 per month. (National Grid and Elexon) Since that record month, large new offshore wind …

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Renewable energy

Germany Had So Much Renewable Energy Over Christmas It Had to Pay People to Use It This is the future. JEREMY BERKE, BUSINESS INSIDER 4 JAN 2018 People in Germany essentially got paid to use electricity on Christmas. Electricity prices in the country went negative for many customers – as in, below zero – on Sunday and Monday, because the country’s supply of clean, renewable power actually outstripped demand, according to The New York Times. How this happens The phenomenon is less rare than you may think. Germany has invested over US$200 billion in renewable power over the last few decades, primarily wind and solar. During times when electricity demand is low – such as weekends when major factories are closed, or when the weather is unseasonably sunny – the country’s power plants pump more electricity into the grid than consumers actually need. The disparity arises because wind and solar power are generally inconsistent. When the weather is windy or sunny, the plants generate a lot of electricity, but all that excess power is difficult to store. Battery technology is not quite advanced enough to fully moderate the supply to the grid. So when the weather is hot, like it …

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Three simple step to master new subject ala Feynman

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique. BEC CREW 3 JAN 2018 As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than ever, and those child geniuses who can speak five different languages become our favourite dinnertime conversation, because how do they even do that? But mastering unfamiliar subjects, whether you’re still in school or not, doesn’t have to be so painful. Take it from Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Richard Feynman. He stumbled on a three-step formula that makes you learn anything not just faster, but on a deeper level too. As Shane Parrish explains over at Medium, Richard Feynman exemplified the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something”. What does that mean? Feynman explained it once in an interview, saying that someone could show you a little golden-breasted bird, and tell you it’s a brown-throated thrush. They could tell you it’s called a halzenfugel in German, and the Chinese call it a chung ling.  You could remember these facts for the rest of your life, but you’d still know nothing about the actual bird – where it lives, how …

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हमारा संविधान

तुम जब भी हमारे संविधान का नाम लेते हॊ, संविधान का एक न एक पन्ना कम हो जाता है। तुम जब भी किताब ए अंबेदकरी कॊ थाम लेते हॊ, किताब ए अंबेदकरी का एक पन्ना बेदम हो जाता है।   तेरे मन वचन कर्म में न जाने कैसा जादू है, तू जिसे शाम कॊ रोके है, सुबह वही बेकाबू है, तुम जब भी ग़रीबी मिटाने कॊ कॊई दाम देते हॊ, कॊई न कॊई गरीब समूह बेचारा खतम हॊ जाता है। तुम जब भी हमारे संविधान का नाम लेते हॊ, संविधान का एक न एक पन्ना कम हो जाता है।   तेरे ज़लवॊं की बात कहूँ तॊ मैं क्या कहूँ सरकार, तेरे आगे आगे जयजयकार, तेरे पीछे है हाहाकार, तुम जब किसानॊं कॊ सलामती का सलाम देते हॊ, माँ भारती के दिल में एक नया ग़म हॊ जाता है। तुम जब भी हमारे संविधान का नाम लेते हॊ, संविधान का एक न एक पन्ना कम हो जाता है।   अरे बेमिसाल हैं तेरे रोज़ाना और मासिक फ़रमान, जिनके कफ़न में लिपट जाते हैं जन गण के अरमान, तुम जब भी उन सब की बेहतरी का पैग़ाम देते हॊ, मादरे हिंद का एक न एक सपना अधम हॊ जाता है। तुम जब …

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An Indian chemical plant has figured out how to turn its carbon emissions into baking soda

An Indian chemical plant has figured out how to turn its carbon emissions into baking soda This could solve a lot of problems. PETER DOCKRILL 4 JAN 2017 AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to FlipboardShare to Copy Link A chemical plant in India is the first in the world to run a new system for capturing carbon emissions and converting them into baking soda. The Tuticorin Alkali Chemicals plant, in the industrial port city of Tuticorin, is expecting to convert some 60,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually into baking soda and other chemicals – and the scientists behind the process say the technique could be used to ultimately capture and transform up to 10 percent of global emissions from coal. While carbon capture technology is not a new thing, what’s remarkable about the Tuticorin installation is that it’s running without subsidies from the government – suggesting the researchers have developed a profitable, practical system that could have the commercial potential to expand to other plants and industries. “I am a businessman. I never thought about saving the planet,” the managing director of the plant, Ramachadran Gopalan, told the BBC. “I needed a reliable stream of CO2, and …

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Finland has just launched a world-first universal basic income experiment

Finland has just launched a world-first universal basic income experiment It’s finally happening. DOM GALEON, FUTURISM 3 JAN 2017 AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to FlipboardShare to Copy Link It looks like 2,000 citizens in Finland will welcome the new year with outstretched arms. These Finns are the lucky recipients of a guaranteed income beginning this year, as the country’s government finally rolls out its universal basic income (UBI) trial run. UBI is a potential source of income that could one day be available to all adult citizens, regardless of income, wealth, or employment status. This pioneering UBI program was launched by the federal social security institution, Kela. It will give out €560 (US$587) a month, tax free, to 2,000 Finns that were randomly selected. The only requirement was that they had to be already receiving unemployment benefits or an income subsidy. The program allows unemployed Finns to not lose their benefits, even when they try out odd jobs. “Incidental earnings do not reduce the basic income, so working and … self-employment are worthwhile no matter what,” says Marjukka Turunen, legal unit head at Kela. If successful, the program could be extended to include all adult Finns. “Its purpose is to reduce the …

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अगहन पूष की रात

अगहन पूष की रात और इधर सड़क पर सोते इंसान। उधर मंदिर मस्ज़िद में मस्ती काटॆं अल्ला ओ भगवान। अगहन पूष की रात औ जन धन से दीन दुखी है लोग, उधर मम्दिर मस्ज़िद में गिर रहे चांदी सोने के जोग, ऐसी भक्ति, ऐसी शक्ति देख कर कविराज भी हैं हैरान। अगहन पूष की रात और इधर सड़क पर सोते इंसान। उधर मंदिर मस्ज़िद में मस्ती काटॆं अल्ला ओ भगवान। अगहन पूष की रात, भूख से मरें आकुल व्याकुल बच्चे, उधर मुल्ले पांडॆ को षटरस व्यंजन, छप्पन भोग सच्चे, ऐसी ही भुक्ति, ऐसी ही मुक्ति देते बाईबिल, वेद, कुरान। अगहन पूष की रात और इधर सड़क पर सोते इंसान। उधर मंदिर मस्ज़िद में मस्ती काटॆं अल्ला ओ भगवान। अगहन पूष की रात में कुड़ा कर्कट जलाते ज़ाहिल जन, उधर अपने घरॊं ऐश करे सर्वज्ञानी खुदा ऒ आनंद घन, ऐसी ही बुद्धि, ऐसी ही शुद्धि देते है परम नवीन विद्वान। अगहन पूष की रात और इधर सड़क पर सोते इंसान। उधर मंदिर मस्ज़िद में मस्ती काटॆं अल्ला ओ भगवान।

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इतने सारे ऊपर वाले, फ़िरभी दुखी क्यूँ इंसान

ईश्वर अल्लाह परमपिता खुदा रहीम राम रहमान, इतने सारे ऊपर वाले, फ़िरभी दुखी क्यूँ इंसान। कभी जच्चा, कभी बच्चा, कभी दोनॊं मरते बेचारे, किसके भरॊसे इनकॊं छॊड़ा उन्हॊंने, इन कॊ बेसहारे, क्या इनकी खातिर नहीं है, एक भी दिव्य विधान। ईश्वर अल्लाह परमपिता खुदा रहीम राम रहमान, इतने सारे ऊपर वाले, फ़िर भी दुखी क्यूँ इंसान। बाल मज़दुर, बाल वेश्या से भरा पड़ा है संसार, किसके सहारे छॊड़ा उन्हॊंने इनकॊ स्वरूप उपहार, क्या उनकी खातिर नहीम है कॊई नियम, प्रमाण, ईश्वर अल्लाह परमपिता खुदा रहीम राम रहमान, इतने सारे ऊपर वाले, फ़िर भी दुखी क्यूँ इंसान। सही मज़दूरी मिलती नहीं कॊई करें कितना भी काम, किसके लिए कर रखा है उन्हॊंने इनका जीना हराम, क्यॊं नहीं है के लिए कॊई औतारी, पयंबरी आह्वान, ईश्वर अल्लाह परमपिता खुदा रहीम राम रहमान, इतने सारे ऊपर वाले, फ़िर भी दुखी क्यूँ इंसान।

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इस देश का कॊइ मंतरी या प्रधान है कि नहीं

कॊई कानून से ऊपर तॊ कॊई कानून से बाहर है, अरे, इस देश का कॊइ मंतरी या प्रधान है कि नहीं। कहीं हत अखलाक तॊ कहीं बलात्कृत ज्यॊति है, माँ भारती सिसक सिसक कर दिन रात रोती है, आज कवि सवाल पूछता सिर झुकाये सादर है, अरे, इस देश का कॊई पति या प्रधान है कि नहीं। कहीं कलबुर्गी मरे हैं तॊ कहीं पनसारे पड़ॆ है, इनके हत्यारे सीना ताने हर चौराहे पर खड़ॆ है, सो शायर ये सवाल पूछता विनय में आकर है, इस देश का कॊई पति या प्रधान है कि नहीं। दाभोलकर की हत्या कहीं रोहित की आत्महत्या है, और इनके संघाती कर रहे सत्य तॊ अब मिथ्या है, इसलिए गीतकार पूछ रहा ये सब रो-गा कर है, इस देश का कॊई पति या प्रधान है कि नहीं।

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