Animals that were a part of family

Animals that were a part of family

A recent study by scientists says that dogs, cats and rabbits — the most popular pets — are not the ‘best’ ones to have. Rather, the sika deer, a spotted deer native to East Asia, tops the list, followed by the wallaby and the llama. These conclusions have been reached based on how easy an animal is to care for, whether they are dangerous to humans, how they adapt to life in captivity, etc.

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Go Easy on Yourself: 4 Tips to Help You Do What Matters in a Self-Kind Way

4 Tips to Help You Do What Matters in a Self-Kind Way

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
Buddha

“People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it.”
Edith Schaeffer

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A summer to make mistakes

A summer to make mistakes

I worried constantly about making mistakes, which, it turned out, did not prevent them. It was 1997, the summer I’d graduated from college, and I was interning with The Charlotte Observer, a daily newspaper in a city where I knew almost no one. I was a general assignment reporter earning $525 (Dh1,928) a week. If I performed well, I’d be considered for a permanent position.

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 Chasing Pokemon on Canadian streets

Chasing Pokemon

‘I will be back soon,” said my elder son, pulling on his T-shirt and rushing out into Rue Tupper in downtown Montreal late in the evening.

I wondered what interesting food place he had discovered online as Montreal is said to have the second highest number of restaurants per person in North America, and we are both dedicated foodies who try out anything new.

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Does your “Out of Offce” reply say you’ll have “limited access to emails”? Dream on

Limted Access to Mails

My favourite literary form of the summer of 2016 is the automatic email ‘out-of-office’ message. When future scholars of literature reflect on the way that we wrote in this tumultuous, steaming-hot summer, what will they focus on? Perhaps it will be the way these utilitarian missives shifted towards a particular kind of magical thinking. ‘I’m away’, these out-of-office messages say, dropping into my inbox one after another, ‘And I have limited access to email’.

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Thank You Sindhu

P V Sindhu

PV Sindhu became India’s first woman to win an Olympic silver medal on Friday, creating history and pulling an entire country out of its Games gloom with a stunning display of talent, power and grace.

A nation watched, its billion hearts beating, as the 21-year-old pushed world champion Spain’s Carolina Marin to the edge after building anticipation for Indians across the globe ahead of the biggest showpiece final of the quadrennial for the woman’s badminton.

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