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Travel Dairy: Sikkim Trip – Insaf Pokhrel

Smooth highway inside dense trees giving fresh cold air that nostrils could feel started giving me excitement about our trip. We had just passed Siliguri, a small city of West Bengal. I could see army barrack and choppers on both side of the road. The hot air was slowly cooling down as our vehicle started to approach towards the hills. A few hours later, we were on "Rangpo Bridge" the entrance gate of Sikkim. There we had to take pass (visa) to visit the state. The visa process was very simple since we were from neighboring country Nepal. They kept a copy of our citizenship certificate and gave us the passes to visit. We reached hotel at around seven in the evening where we had already done reservation. We checked in and since we were tired, we all went to bed that day. First day Th. . .


A sleep specialist shares 5 tips for getting better rest on a work night

It's a Tuesday night and you're in bed with your laptop, your iPhone buzzing from the nightstand. You have to be up for work in six hours, but this fact is quickly lost among the thousand other thoughts running through your mind. If this scenario seems familiar, you're not alone. More than a third of Americans don't get enough sleep, according to a study released by the CDC's Division of Population Health in February. The survey found that almost 35% of adults get less than seven hours of sleep per night, the recommended minimum amount to reduce the risk of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Ana Krieger, medical director of the Weill Cornell Center for Sleep Medicine, says carving out the time for adequate sleep during the wor. . .


How ISIS was really founded

Since its creation, we have learned about the Islamic State from its enemies. Its story has largely been told by those fighting the group in Iraq and Syria, traumatized civilians who have escaped its brutal rule, and the occasional defector. That is about to change. This is the story of Abu Ahmad, a Syrian operative for the Islamic State who witnessed the group’s lightning expansion firsthand and spent months among its most notorious foreign fighters.  In this series of three articles, he provides unique insight into how Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s political scheming paved the way for the Islamic State’s expansion into Syria, al Qaeda’s efforts to stem the group’s rise, and the terrifying weapons in the arsenal of the self-proclaimed “caliphate.” Some names and details h. . .


This guy spent $18,000 to win a Jet contest — now he’s a multimillionaire after its sale to Walmart

Eric Martin is still processing his big news. The 29-year-old marketer from York, Pennsylvania just became a millionaire thanks to a smart investment inJet.com, which Walmart is buying for more than $3 billion. Early last year, Martincompeted in Jet's "Insiders" referral program, ultimately spending about $18,000 to cinch himself the top prize of 100,000 shares of common stock. Today, that investment paid off big-time. Although both Martin and Jet both declined to tell us how much he'll be making, Fusion reported when he first got his stake that it could be between $10 and $20 million. "I'm really excited," Martin tells Business Insider. "I'm taking time to process it. I haven't really had a chance to really feel what it means yet. But I'm very, very happy." Martin say. . .


This little-known app could take on Facebook in a key market

Messaging could be the next big thing. If it is, Line is perfectly positioned to ride the trend to untold riches. The app has four to five times the number of monthly active users as Facebook in Japan and is similarly popular in Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia. David Gibson, an analyst at Macquarie Research, thinks the company's stock price will shoot up 32% higher on the Japanese markets. The main attraction isn't even the crazy popular messaging app, but rather it's the ad platform behind it. "Our report is differentiated from others in the market because we met with six major ad agencies to understand their attitude to the LINE Ad Platform," Gibson said in a note to clients. The biggest markets for mobile ads in Japan are Facebook, Twitter, and Yahoo Japan. These markets are. . .


WHY PHOTOGRAPHY?

It’s a simple question. Why photography and nothing else? Why do I take pictures? What’s so special about photography compared to other hobbies?Why do I enjoy photography? I am not going to answer any of those question but will only share my love for photography in this post. As far I can remember, I liked having a camera in my hands. I’m sharing why I love what photography does to me and why I think it’s such a great hobby to integrate into one’s life, which also resulted in me starting my photography page on facebook-www.facebook.com/shaurabhphoto Anyone with an image-capturing device can get started with photography. That makes it fun and personal for anyone. Yes, you don’t need tons of techniques to take pictures, but unless your goal is to make photography your art mediu. . .


A New Study Suggests That People Who Don’t Drink Alcohol Are More Likely To Die Young

A newly released study shows that regular drinkers are less likely to die prematurely than people who have never indulged in alcohol. You read that right: Time reports that abstaining from alcohol altogether can lead to a shorter life than consistent, moderate drinking. Surprised? The tightly controlled study, which looked at individuals between ages 55 and 65, spanned a 20-year period and accounted for variables ranging from socioeconomic status to level of physical activity. Led by psychologist Charles Holahan of the University of Texas at Austin, it found that mortality rates were highest for those who had never had a sip, lower for heavy drinkers, and lowest for moderate drinkers who enjoyed one to three drinks per day. Of the 1,824 study participants, only 41 percent of the. . .


Being Viratian -Ronak Agrawal

  It pains when someone tease me by the nick name of my idol. It pains when someone unnecessarily criticize my hero using vulgar words. Hello I'm a young boy from Biratnagar, biggest fan of India's Number 1 batsman Virat Kohli. I feel proud to be his fan. Whoever know me, they know me as a Viratian. Many Virat fans around the city tag me in their posts and chat with me for hours in social media. Interesting thing is, in past couple of years I've made deep friendship with many Viratians from all across India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka through my Facebook Group named "International Virat Kohli Fans Club" which I created couple of years ago and it has around 40,000 members till now. I have also created two Facebook Pages "Virat Kohli: Nightmare For Bowlers" (5K likes). . . .


This one minute petrol purity test can save your bike from damage! 

  Ever wondered why the mileage of your bike went down suddenly? And that constant drag in your engine. Or having had to clean or change the filter or carburettor? One of the major reason behind these menace is the adulteration. Fuel adulteration is as old as the Fuel industry itself. It has been one of the age old practices of mafias, fuel industries and distributors alike. While mixing other solvents (liquids) in fuel like Petrol, diesel and aviation fuel is not permissible, few spirits like ethanol are permissible t be mixed with fuel being sold. The most common type of fuel adulteration are mixing diesel and kerosene in petrol which can be detected through the change in color of petrol. Traces of diesel and kerosene in petrol can cause seizure of the engine due to difference in. . .


Juno sends back first image from Jupiter

Like any good tourist, NASA's Juno deep-space probe is sending snapshots to the folks back home. The spacecraft's first image from Jupiter since its dramatic arrival around the planet on July 4 shows three of the planet's four largest moons, Europa, Io, and Ganymede as well as details on Jupiter, such as its famous Red Spot. The image was taken on July 10 at 10:30 am PDT. It was the first image captured after the spacecraft's JunoCam was reactivated after being taken offline four days before arrival to conserve battery power for the 35-minute engine burn that placed Juno into orbit around Jupiter and was taken from a distance of 2.7 million mi (4.3 million km) from the planet. Juno is currently in a temporary 53.5-day orbit that will carry it over Jupiter's poles. Another course cor. . .


10 Tips to Have a Successful Teenage Life

We never get our childhood and adolescence back once we’re adults! For teens, life is not a playground, it’s a jungle. And, being the parent of a teenager isn’t any walk in the park, either. The life of a teenager is full of tough issues and life-changing decisions. Parents are responsible to help them learn the principles and ethics that will help them to reach their goals and live a successful life. As we see that most of the teenagers are ruined during this age, this article will focus on showing you how to avoid this and also how to be more alert about your teenage life. Follow the steps below, you can achieve a successful teenage life.   How to Have a Successful Teenage Life;   1. Always be yourself. Being yourself makes you more comfortable and builds conf. . .


10 TOP TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR SPOKEN ENGLISH

Practicing speaking is one of the most fun and rewarding parts of learning English. Once you can speak even a little English, there are loads of ways to improve your skills quickly while having tons of fun. Here are ten top tips for improving your spoken English and having a great time while you do it! Speak, speak, speak! Be confident and speak as often as possible to as many people as you possibly can! Do not be shy to make mistakes! The more you practice the better and more confident you will become in your pronunciation and vocabulary. Remember, speaking is a skill like learning a musical instrument or new sport – the only way you can get good is to actually do it! Use Technology A smartphone can be a powerful tool for learning languages. Use it to record yourself speaking then. . .