Why be inspired to be kind!

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“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde In an article called “Recognizing the value of kindness in healthcare“, written by Dr. Gary Greensweig (D.O., Dignity Health, San Francisco), there have been some interesting findings. They are results of a survey commissioned by Dignity Health from Wakefield Research.…

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5 tips for helping the elderly

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Helping your parents through old age needs a lot of patience. We already talked about the many issues that may arise in old age with respect to health. Here are some tips that will help you with taking care of your loved ones. 1. Take it slowly: Taking care of an old person is more…

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Documenting your work and research!

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Documentation is the recording of organizational structures, policies, actions, and goals, and is vital to any work field, specially for those in development. Even outside of the development world, documentation plays a fundamental role in business. It defines standard procedures, ensuring everyone in the company does things the same way. It streamlines processes, allowing people…

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Common diseases related to old-age

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According to the United Nations Organization, the population of elderly persons is the fastest growing around the world and the number of elderly people by 2050 will be close to 2 billion. Aging is an inevitable process and many factors like genes, lifestyles, diet and environment determine longevity. Though life expectancy has increased in modern…

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National science day 2014

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MIEF and Haritma Environment society, Hans Raj College,  Delhi University observed National Science Day 2014 on 28th Feb at Hans Raj college Premises. More than 300 students took part in various inter-college competitions organized to mark this day. The debate was judged by the finance officer of Delhi University : Mr. Z.V.S. Prasad (Chief Guest)…

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Mineral water can prevent Alzheimer’s memory loss!

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A recent study conducted by British researchers found that drinking a litre of mineral water everyday can prevent cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s sufferers by flushing out aluminium from their bodies.  The research is published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Vol. 33. The research found that drinking silicon-rich mineral water significantly reduced the level of…

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5 Must-Watch Movies for a teen

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Being a teenager has it’s share of problems, and parenting a teen is one of the hardest things for parents. Here’s a list of 5 movies that we think a teenager should watch that will help them in many ways 1. Dead Poets Society: Based on a true story, this movie explores some sad truths…

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Role of NGOs in supporting child education

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Developing countries, like India, face numerous challenges when it comes to educating their people. A large number of children in these countries are unable to complete primary school and drop out due to the cost of attending school. Many prefer to work for their family than to attend school. As a result few make it…

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Condition of stray animals in India

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In India, where the condition of people living on the streets is so horrifying, the condition of stray animals is very unlikely to be on the government’s list of priorities. So it becomes all the more important for us people to address this issue. The plight of stray animals, especially dogs, is a horrible thing…

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Our Inspiration Yamini Girey on: how to start running!

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This post is the first in the series of our new project in which we interview young people who inspire us by doing something new and making their lives better. Below are excerpts from the interview with Yamini Girey who inspired us because she’s quite recently become a runner! What a healthy inspiration, don’t you…

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