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  • Dropping curse words helps us cope up with pain, both physical and psychological.
  • It triggers a reaction in the mind and body and increases our heart rate and sweat levels.
  • Swearing is so fundamental to the mind and body that people who cannot even speak due to brain damage are sometimes able to swear.
  • Swearing boosts our strength and pain resistance, provided it is used sparingly.
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Why does swearing feel so good?


  • The Constitution of Canada was written in 1867 as the British North America Act. This year is also the birth of Canada, which was founded when four British colonies in North America decided to unite and form a single, self-governing confederation under the British Crown. 
  • Canada’s Constitution outlines the country’s system of government, including the structure of its Parliament, the way elections work, the role of the monarchy, and the divisions of powers between the federal government and the provinces. 
  • The Constitution was last updated in 1982.

10 Oldest Constitutions In The World


Happiness: Becoming Self-Aware And Taking Stock

One needs to be aware about what is giving us happiness and what is taking it away from us.

A simple exercise of writing on a notepad the things that make us happy, and the things that don’t, is a good start towards being aware. From this point, we just need to manage our limited time to focus on activities that give us happiness.

I interviewed 500 happy people. Their habits will transform your day


Tom Rath

"Your overall satisfaction with life certainly matters. But you create meaningful change in moments and days, not years and decades. It is easier to improve your own happiness — and the well-being of others — when you focus on doing it right now. Taking small, meaningful actions today is the best way to make changes. And eventually, these small changes will lead to important long-term outcomes."

Helen Keller
“People don’t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.”

I Have 15 ideas to Change Your Life-Do You Have Five Minutes?



It’s your ability to resolve conflicts between your short-term desires and your long-term goals.

For example, successful self-control means sacrificing immediate pleasure (cookies and cakes) and choosing the delayed reward (healthy weight).

The Complete Guide to Self-Control | Scott H Young


The daffodil principle is taught as a great principle of celebration where we are taught to move towards our goals one step at a time even if we're taking baby steps to reach them. It teaches the importance of being patient and how it correlates to why extraordinary successes happen:

  1. Ordinary actions are done consistently
  2. Regular feedback is provided where you're self-aware of what works and what doesn't and with this, you improve the former to maximize possible outcomes.
Charismatic leaders

Charismatic leaders bring out our best and make us excel. Research shows that those following charismatic leaders perform better, find their work more meaningful, and have more trust in their leaders that those who follow non-charismatic leaders.

Charismatic leaders cause followers to become highly committed to the leader's mission and make personal sacrifices by mastering the art and science of personal magnetism.

Checklist: Are you doing these 5 things to be more charismatic?


Saltwater: The Reason An Ocean Is Salty

Ocean water is full of mineral salts which enter through the rivers, passing through rock and soil. Water has a property of evaporation whereas salt does not, so a lot of salt is left behind.

Oceans are saline throughout the world, but the Mediterranean Sea is saltier. Many oceans are less salty due to the regular mixing of fresh river water.

Why Is the Ocean Salty? | Salt in the Ocean | Live Science


Hard times will pass

Your 20s are very turbulent times. You want so much for yourself and have such high expectations and wishes to succeed.

Don't get carried away with how hard is all seems. Growing up is much like the weather. When you hit big storms, it may seem like they're going to overwhelm you. It will change - the sun will come out again.

5 pieces of essential life advice from seniors



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