Little by Little, a Little Becomes a Lot — By Cristian Mihai


Some two and a half millennia ago, in what is now Southern Italy, there lived a legendary wrestler by the name of Milo of Croton. A six-time Olimpic Champion, Milo’s career spanned over 24 years, during which he was undoubtedly the best wrestler of his generation. He is said to have been able to carry […]

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What is Stress, Types, Symptoms, Causes of Stress by daneelyunus

This is a very useful post by daneelyunus who explains what stress is, types of stress, symptoms and causes.

What is stress – It is a feeling of physical tension or emotional which can come from any event or negative thought which makes feel nervous, frustrated and angry.  Stress is the reaction of body when any change which need a response or adjustment.

At presents, there is a race of competition increases in youth for selection in competitive exams, gaining in percentage on board exams, got a job for earning money that creates stress especially in youth. Tension increases in marriage life, making a career, boy friend girlfriend relationship, and responsibility of how to manage family is also […]

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The Grey Heron

grey heron

The grey heron for hours on end is standing
In the quiet pool with water to his knees
With head cocked to strike he scans the moonlit waters
For small trout who might swim out from shade of trees.

Till eventually his great patience is rewarded
A troutling unconcerned swims his way
A quick dart of his head there’s little struggle
And in one gulp he swallows down his prey.

The quick snatched meal does little for his hunger
There’s many more fish there for him to eat
In shallows of river pool he stands silent
The cold waters lapping around his feet.

The grey herons in flight seem slow and awkard
But as fisher birds with patience they have skill
They wait for hours in the slow shallow waters
And they won’t miss their opportunity to kill.

In moonlit stream at border of quiet meadow
In shallows of pool partly shaded by trees
The patient heron waits for his next victim
With water lapping around his spindly knees.

Life Is Hard — But don’t take it too seriously says Banter Republic



Why is life hard?

You come into the world with nothing, and the purpose of your life is to make something out of nothing.

The first five days after the weekend are always the hardest.

You see, life is like diarrhea.

No matter how hard you try and stop it. The shit just keeps coming. […]

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Love Numbers – Published by Free Verse Revolution

My Dear Readers, My poem – Love Numbers – published by Free Verse Revolution.

You used to identify the beating of my heart according to the phases of the moon.

The tonalities of my voice were symbolized by the heaviness of wheat in any given year.

We laid in the grass, shadows of poppies playing […]

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Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate,

I am the captain of my soul.

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Types of Disbelief

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This is a short note I received from Jayadeva De Silva.

Everyone, without exception, has found some things to not believe in.
Things that are demonstrably true that we just don’t want to accept.

A bit like a fingerprint, each person’s pattern of disbelief is probably unique.
You might believe that water is made of atoms, but that the moon is made of cheese.
It’s hard to predict.

But the interesting question is:
What has to happen for you to change your mind?

What standard of proof, from what source, is sufficient for us to accept that something we’re sure wasn’t true, is true?

That’s a great place to begin.

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What is this life if, full of care…


Leisure by W H Davies

What is this life if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
Cow for What is this life

And of course, this reminded me of Ferdinand the Bull.
Check the short version here.


Words – By Bombay Ficus



You used to fill the void in my heart

Left you more spoken than not

Like a beer bottle that is rattled

I knew the tip off would leave them startled

What happened to you, what changed?

Wish I could tell you the facade left me maimed

Lying under the pile unexpressed

Like a bullet […]

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You Can’t Always Stop Stress, but Here’s How to Feel More in Control

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Stress detox expert Ritu Riyat MPH ’04 helps people develop a healthier relationship with stress – by Elisa Huang

DO YOU FEEL OVERWHELMED thinking of your to-do list? Or do you wear your busyness like a badge of pride?

Ritu Riyat MPH ’04 has seen it all. She works with clients through The Stress Detox, a framework she created to reduce stress and burnout in the workplace. “It’s not about eliminating stress in our lives,” she says. “It’s developing a relationship with it.”

Read the full article here.

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