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Weekend Tips!! : Make Your Kids Nature Friendly

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I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority -E.B.White Kids today should learn about the relationship of living beings with the mother earth & nature. The balance that has been there…

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Mental Sickness In Children In India : An Overview

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  WHO (2000) stated that 20% of children and adolescents suffer from a disabling mental illness worldwide  and suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents. Research from the Indian Council of Medical Research reported that 12% children between 4 to 16 years suffered from psychiatric disorders  in India. Similar studies from around the…

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Weekend Tips : 5 Reasons To Give and be kind!

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WE MAKE A LIVING BY WHAT WE GET, BUT WE MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT WE GIVE

– WINSTON CHURCHILL

These are the golden words by the famous writer,artist & historian Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill. His thought on giving inspires us to share this post with you guys. Have you ever given something to anyone without any expectations?  Have you ever helped someone in their time of need without the greed of your own benefit? If the answer to all these questions is yes then MIEF salutes you for your thoughtfulness and kindness.

Giving is however helping you too, here’s how-

reasons why you should give and be kind

Joys of giving- 5 reasons why you should give and be kind

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  • Giving Makes you feel Happy – In a 2006 study, Jorge Moll and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health found that giving to charities activates brain regions associated with pleasure, social connection, and trust and create a “warm glow” effect. There’s also a ‘helper’s high’ created by endorphins released by this ‘good behaviour’
  • Giving  Makes You Healthier – Giving can improve health and longevity according to research as it helps in decreasing stress
  • Giving Promotes Cooperation – Giving allows you to feel closer to the person or cause you’re contributing towards and they’re more likely to cooperate with you
  • Giving Awakens A Sense Of Gratitude – Gratitude is seen as a key to increasing happiness personally and making us more positive.
  • Giving Can Spur a Ripple Effect – Giving spreads across the community, allowing not only the immediate recipient but others connected to benefit as well.

Share your giving experiences with us and come back on Monday for more inspiration! Have a great weekend! 🙂

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Weekend Tips : Interesting reads for kids!

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Kids grow up reading all kinds of books. From Science, History to story books. Everyone knows that children love fantasies and short stories. That’s why today we were really feeling nostalgic about childhoods and wanted to share a few interesting reads for kids  that will trigger their imagination to higher levels. These are the 5…

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Rag Pickers In India: Not painting a good picture

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India has an estimated 17 million child workers – the highest incidence in the world. According to a report by UNICEF, about 12% children in India aged 5-14 are engaged in child labour activities, including Rag Picking   Anyone who’s been to India has seen little kids near large areas of dumped waste, some of…

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Life Expectancy In India : An Overview

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According to the Population Reference Bureau’s 2000 World Data Sheets, life expectancy at birth for Indians is between 60 and 61 years Most people from developed countries, even most Asians on an average longer than most Indians.                    Region Life Expectancy at Birth Population > 65 years…

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Smart living: How to make your clothes usage more sustainable

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India, with a population of 1.2 billion produces over 55 million tonnes of solid waste annually. A large part of this waste infact is textile waste that often goes into landfills. Landfills release methane that contributes to global warming. This apart from the dyes and chemicals in fabrics that can also lead into contaminating ground…

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Child Labour In India: An overview

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With an officially estimated 12.6 million children engaged in hazardous occupations (2001 Census), India has the largest number of child labourers under the age of 14 in the world   What is Child Labour? Employing children for economic activity under age (say 5-14 year olds) is defined as child labour. The actual higher limit of…

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Why Is Travel Important For Children?

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It’s common in the western world for children to often take a year off after school (high school) and travel, or do voluntary work in another country and basically get new experiences. While it may seem like a rich person’s luxury, as a matter of fact, many of these kids, work (say in restaurants, events…

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