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Aarna Agarwal

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Sound waves are a type of power

We are surrounded by sound waves. Sound has the power to communicate ideas, scare us, entertain us, even help us fall in love.


Sound waves are a kind of energy that is launched when an object vibrates. These waves travel through a medium like air or water. When they reach your eardrum, the brain translates the pressure waves into words or music.

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What are sound waves and how do they work? | Popular Science

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Star Trek’s Many Technologies

Star Trek, a science fiction mainstay, has millions of fans, fondly called Trekkies. They are very interested in the many innovative, but fictional technologies featured in the long-running franchise, many of which have become a reality(like the Communicator or the Floppy Disc).

The fictional Star Trek universe, called the Trekiverse, has spaceships flying at ‘warp’ speeds, many times faster than the speed of light. The sub-light speed cruise modes of spaceships are called Impulse Drive.

Is Star Trek's Impulse Drive Possible?

thoughtco.com

The Matrix And Its Philosophy

The Matrix is a cult Sci-Fi movie and refers to a computer-generated dream world where all mankind is suspended, not knowing that they are being farmed by AI(artificial intelligence).

The first film of the Matrix Trilogy is now 20 years old. Apart from being a huge box office smash hit and cultural phenomenon, it has spawned discussions spanning decades about the nature of human life and reality itself.

The Matrix 20 years on: how a sci-fi film tackled big philosophical questions

theconversation.com

How to build general skills

General skills not only help you with a narrow problem but can be used repeatedly to solve other problems.

But building general skills can be challenging because it is built from many specific ones. If you're prepared to do the work, you can find better ways to learn that can make breadth possible.

The Science Behind Building General Skills | Scott H Young

scotthyoung.com

The Feynman Technique

... is the perfect strategy for learning something new, deepening your understanding of a concept, enhancing your recall of certain ideas, or reviewing for tests.

The process takes 15 minutes to master. All you need is a blank notebook and a pen or pencil.

The Feynman Technique: How to Learn Anything Faster and More Efficiently

developgoodhabits.com

Wellington - the capital city of New Zealand

The bayside city has a population of about 200,000 people. It has red cable cars and its Old Government Building - constructed in 1876 - is still one of the world's largest wooden structures. Wellington is known as one of the easiest places in the world to start a business.

Legend has it that the Māori chief Kupe first discovered the city's site in the late 10th century. After noticing the location for trade, an English colonel purchased the land in 1839 for the British settlers.

Centers of Progress: Wellington (suffrage)

humanprogress.org

Hip Hop Education

In The US, there is a growing movement towards Hip Hop education, with the music style which is generally associated with breakdance and graffiti being used for self-expression, better social life, fitness and professional development.

Hip hop music has mostly been a patchwork of sample tracks from other songs, and the same philosophy has been a part of various schools and universities in the US, where it is encouraged to pick and choose ideas from other places rather than sticking to a rigid formula.

Why hip hop should be used to teach

theconversation.com

Stop Taking Things Personally
  • When people criticize you or reject you, it has way more to do with them,(their values, their priorities, their life situation) than it does with you.
  • When something you do fails, it doesn’t mean you are a failure as a person; you are a person who happens to fail sometimes.
  • When something tragic happens and you suffer, remember that hardship is part of choosing to live.

3 Important Life Skills Nobody Ever Taught You

markmanson.net

Paris: Home of the Enlightenment

The Enlightenment was a movement that promoted values of reason, evidence-based knowledge, free inquiry, individual liberty, humanism, limited government, and the separation of church and state.

18th century Paris served as a place for intellectual discourse where philosophes birthed the Age of Enlightenment. Paris earned the nickname "the City of Light."

Centers of Progress: Paris (Enlightenment)

humanprogress.org

Experiencing social anxiety on social media

Social media has many good qualities but is also fraught with challenges for people who are socially anxious. They may feel as self-conscious as they would face to face. They may think that they don't have anything to say, that they come across as boring, or that people may think they're stupid.

These fears affect how people behave, causing them to hold back and hide their true selves. In turn, it makes them feel even more boring or quiet, making them share even less about themselves.

How to use social media if you have social anxiety | Psyche Guides

psyche.co

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