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100 Pieces of Advice from 100-Year-Olds

Celebrating a 100 years may seem to be a great achievement for some while the others may have gone through all the experiences you could ever imagine, or even some those you cant even think of. Going through the ups and downs of life these centenarians have experienced several special moments, losses of loved ones, living through all the happy and sad moments that we might never have.  Even as the life expectancy increases there are only a handful few who could hit that century mark. As the saying goes " You do not grey your hair in the sun" , these people have considerable worth if their knowledge and experiences they would definitely want to share. Recently the " metal_floss"  magazine came up with a list of things that these centenarians would like to share. The list of 100 pieces of advice given by 100-year-olds is given at the link given below. As I go through the list I do feel that several of them might be worth considering, some are very true in their very e

One life...

Despite the busy lifestyle some people often tend to enjoy their lives while also being able to indulge in what they want to or feel like. It is indeed essential that one gets off the couch and gets on the ground to explore the various beauties that their surroundings have to offer. A few of these are : A child holding on to your hand: It give the utmost feeling of being able to support someone in the purest of its form while being able to feel the soft hands of a child, guiding him through the walk of life A dew drop hanging from the leaf in the early morning mist amongst the calmness, with a bare feet walk on the grass, feeling the chill in the morning air A mother feeding her child: One of the most beautiful things that resemble a bond that not everyone could understand An elder brother or sister looking after the younger one Gazing at the free birds flying high in the sky with no limits to be bound to and an endless journey to take u

Adult neural stem cell lineage tree.

A very interesting discussion on how Neural Stem Cells form a lineage and can commit to different cell fates 

Monday Mornings

While all Facebook and Twitter fans may agree that Monday mornings are the worst part of the week, I would have a different opinion. Monday marks the beginning of the week (well for most of the people with regular day jobs). It is supposed to bring along fun and enthusiasm. Despite this feeling, The widely tweeted and posted status messages might just be having a placebo effect and might make you feel lethargic. Just to pump you up, think of Monday as the beginning of a new day, week and an opportunity to start afresh. you have taken all the rest you needed on a Sunday and you are all ready and pumped up to begin something new or give a new direction to something of importance. So its best that you leave everything that happened behind and start a new day as it should be. Besides, what could be a better opportunity(for optimists) or an excuse (for pessimists) to start of.... Let the spirit of Monday be.. and put your best step forward with all the enthusiasm and leave behind an

When people feel all grown up

On day you wake up and you feel as if everyone around you is behaving a little different from usual  You try to talk to them. You feel maybe its just a bad day... But this just goes on... Its either the people around you or yourself... You just cant makeup your mind... and then you suddenly realize that your friend and colleagues have suddenly realized that they have grown up and they need to do something with their lives. You try to straighten things up... maybe try and talk them out of it, while all you do from the bottom of your heart is you pray for them not to change... You ask your self, maybe, that why do people need to change... and why do they... After all its you and them and everyone else, the same as they were a few days/years back, not so long ago... All you really want is for them to understand you and keep being the same as they always were... But the sad truth of life is not only that everyone grows up..but they also move on... Its none of your fault.. At times you ar

Transhumanism (H+).... and beyond....

Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) is an international cultural and intellectual movement with an eventual goal of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities. Transhumanism thinkers study the p otential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations, as well as study the ethical matters involved in developing and using such technologies. They predict that human beings may eventually be able to transform themselves into beings with such greatly expanded abilities as to merit the label " posthuman ". -  What exactly is transhumanism? To give an example, the recent use of prosthetic limbs to substitute for lost legs and other body parts may be a part of transhumanism. In addition there is a coming revolution in the field of aging a