In our culture, there’s this idea that enduring a tragedy can be good for your personal growth. You’ll have a newfound appreciation for life. You’ll be grateful for your friends and family. You’ll learn from the experience. You’ll become more resilient. advertisement advertisement This theme appears in media coverage, time and again, in the wake of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. But what does the science say? Is there actually value in pain and suffering? Was philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche onto something when he said, “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger”? A powerful narrative As psychologists, we’ve been studying this question for the better part of the last decade. We’re not the first to grapple with these questions. Psychologists Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun have written about how, after experiencing loss or trauma, people reported feeling a greater appreciation for life, closer to their … [Read more...] about Can everyone bounce back from adversity?
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Sri Lanka's ruling party candidate Sajith Premadasa on Sunday conceded the presidential poll to main opposition leader and former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who is all set to lead the country for the next five years, months after the Easter Sunday bombings that raised security challenges.Premadasa, 52, also stepped down as the Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP) with immediate effect."It is my privilege to honour the people's decision and congratulate Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his election," said Premadasa, the ruling United National Party (UNP) candidate.Close "I am grateful our citizens who voted for me. I am humbled that you placed your faith in me. Your support has been a fountain of strength throughout my political career," he said on Twitter. related news Sri Lanka to elect new president on November 16 PVR makes foray into Sri Lanka, opens 9-screen multiplex Politics | China’s foreign policy outreach in India’s neighbourhood … [Read more...] about Premadasa concedes Sri Lanka presidential poll to Rajapaksa
Pakistan on August 21 wrote to the United Nations demanding Indian actor Priyanka Chopra be “immediately denotified” as a UN Goodwill Ambassador of Peace for publically “endorsing” the Indian government’s stand on Kashmir.In a letter, written by Pakistan’s Ministry of Human Rights to UNICEF, Federal Minister Shireen Mazari accused the Indian government of violation of international conventions, including UNSC resolutions, by abrogating Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and taking away the special status granted to the northern state.In the letter, Mazari said the Modi government was “conducting a campaign of ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Muslims” in PoK and denying “four million Indian Muslims their citizenship in Assam”.Close related news EU offers technical assistance to Pak for FATF action plan implementation Odisha govt approves investment proposals worth Rs 1,753.82 crore The Innovators | Jagdish Chandra Bose: … [Read more...] about Pakistan writes to UN, demands Priyanka Chopra be removed as Goodwill Ambassador
The first iPhone worm is spreading around Australia, changing users’ wallpaper to a picture of ’80s pop star Rick Astley, the mobile version of getting Rickrolled. It’s mostly harmless, but is it a signal that virus makers will soon worm their way into your iPhone? Not if you play by Apple’s rules. The worm only affects jail-broken iPhones–those whose users have set their phones to run unauthorized software such as tethering programs or hacks that allow them to customize settings and download apps from third-party app stores such as Cydia or Rock Your Phone. The BBC reported Monday morning that the worm’s creator, 21-year-old Australian Ashley Towns made the bug to raise the issue of security. He’s clearly not a fan of jailbreaking, and in the source code, Towns wrote: “People are stupid and this is to prove it.” It’s estimated that no more than 10% of iPhones and iPod Touch are jail-broken in the U.S. and U.K., but the … [Read more...] about Is Mobile Rickrolling the First Step in an iPhone Virus Outbreak?
How is fashion infused with history and updated with green tech? Or, how can a watch save you from air pollution? We have scoured the web to find where tech and sustainability meet to make fun, interesting and sustainable gadgets. Gadgets, in and of themselves, are an eco-hazard with dangerous chemical compounds, but Sprint has thought about a solution to that too. Here are the innovative new gadgets that are leading the way to a more sustainable future: advertisement advertisement 1. Montre Verte “The Green Watch” 2. KILLA Vintage series #1 3. Apple Tablet 4. Kill A Watt To read more about the top 5 green gadgets, go to Sparxoo, a digital marketing, branding and business development blog. advertisement advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about Top 5: Green Gadgets