Research shows that happier people are more successful people. That's reason enough to make a point of being happy at work. But wait--there's more! Happy people have more successful relationships, better mental health, and live longer lives. Not bad for an emotion that you yourself have control over. Give these 12 little steps to happiness a try and see where they lead you--and your business. 1. Take time for yourself in the morning without technology With alarms being on iPhones, this is a little impossible, but try putting your phone away after you turn off your alarm. Eat breakfast without checking your email. Enjoy a cup of coffee without checking voicemails. Giving yourself technology-free time in the morning , even if it's only 30 minutes, starts your day on a peaceful note. 2. Get outside more often The sun really can do miraculous things for your outlook, and a little bit goes a long way here. Soak up a little vitamin D during your lunch break … [Read more...] about 12 Little Steps That Lead You to Your Happy Place
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Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. (Image: Wikimedia Commons) The Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi (IIT-D) is planning to open two campuses in Egypt and Saudi Arabia as part of a global outreach and expansion of top Indian institutes including the elite IITs that will boost the higher education sector. Such an expansion overseas of top Indian universities will have multiple positives. For one, it will build a strong Indian education brand to help the ‘Study in India’ aspiration become a reality, and improve the financial health of Indian institutions which in turn will reduce public institutions’ dependence on government grants. Besides, it will give a leg up to Indian institutes when it comes to global rankings, a prickly issue and a subject of constant debate in the academic world. Moneycontrol explains why and how it will be a fruitful effort for a sector that caters to over 38 million domestic students. Global Rankings: Lack of internationalization has … [Read more...] about Explainer: How Internationalisation of top Indian universities will be beneficial
The space industry is one of the most future-focused fields, intent, in part, on seeing humankind achieve a robust off-planet existence. Whether it’s settling on Mars, finding more efficient ways to grow food or searching for life beyond Earth, space exploration has captured the minds of young people for decades. But it has been somewhat of a challenge to encourage Gen Z, who are as of this writing about 10 to 25 years of age, to choose aerospace careers as they enter the workforce. advertisement advertisement During their early years, Gen Zers witnessed unprecedented technological transformation. They also saw firsthand the devastating results of global warming and systemic inequality. On track to be the highest-educated generation yet, their unique experiences and skills could revolutionize the way we think about space. Young adults working in the industry have already made clear what needs to happen for Gen Z to embrace the new era of space … [Read more...] about How the space industry can appeal to Gen Z
There are a number of public holidays in Thailand, many of which are directly related to Buddhism or the Thai royal family. When visiting Thailand, it’s a good idea to keep tabs on when they are. Most companies and government places close on public holidays but don’t fret because tourist locations are open as usual. There is one problem that comes with a vacation in Thailand, especially if it’s a long break, and that is traffic. On holidays related to religion, alcohol won’t be sold so please, keep this in mind. Thai holidays are dependent on the lunar calendar and they will happen on different days from year to year. Below is a list of holidays in Thailand, and what they mean. Chinese New Year – Between January & February The Spring Festival delivers one of the most exciting celebrations in Yaowarat, Bangkok’s Chinatown. The small, lively lanes of Chinatown are a wonderful location to visit at any time, but things really get going during Chinese New Year. There will be … [Read more...] about When are the holidays in Thailand, and what do they mean?