How did I allow myself to become so busy?
Margaret Renkl/Gulf news I hadn’t planned to make the trip. May was such a busy time that I’d stuck Post-it notes all around my house reminding me to “Say no to everything.” But then a dear childhood friend texted to say her father had died, and I wouldn’t have ...বিস্তারিত
Millennial parents are raising their kids fine
Jim Sollisch/Gulf news Each generation develops its own parenting style that is unique, open to interpretation Part of the human condition is to believe in a more perfect place called the past. We are nostalgic creatures, convinced America, for instance, was a safer plac ...বিস্তারিত
Let’s ban PowerPoint in lectures – it makes students more stupid and professors more boring
Paul Ralph, University of Auckland/ The Conversation Do you really believe that watching a lecturer read hundreds of PowerPoint slides is making you smarter? I asked this of a class of 105 computer science and software engineering students last semester.An article in The ...বিস্তারিত
To the person who feels suicidal but doesn’t want to die: Suicidal thoughts are not black and white
Mia McLaughlin/ The Odyssey Everyone assumes that if you have suicidal thoughts that means you want to die.Suicidal thoughts are thought of in such black-and-white terms. Either you have suicidal thoughts and you want to die, or you don't have suicidal thoughts and you wa ...বিস্তারিত
Every child needs a pet, because every family needs an optimist
Paul J. Batura/Fox news Pet Appreciation Week kicks off Sunday, an annual celebration designed to recognize the oversized role our favorite animals play in our lives. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 57 percent percent of households own a pet. Pe ...বিস্তারিত
How old is old?
Vanaja Rao/Vanaja Rao There are quotes and songs galore about old age as confronting one’s mortality can be a daunting experience. We all admire a person who, despite their years, continues to enjoy and live life to the fullest. We all have such inspirational figures wi ...বিস্তারিত
If your kid is bullied and hurt on school grounds, can you sue the school?
Sally Varnham/ The Conversation The Victorian state government was recently reported to be investigating whether it could make it easier for bullying victims to sue schools. This was prompted by the case of a 13-year-old boy who had to undergo surgery after being bullied ...বিস্তারিত
Women are not men’s property
Jahanara Nuri, Author and Human Rights Activist/ Jagoroniya Modern marriage is a contract. Religious marriage is a slavery of women institutionalized by the religious, political and community leaders. The doctor who was arrested and now subjected to national, and mass sca ...বিস্তারিত
Retirement should be a right. But it’s in danger of becoming a privilege for the rich
Dawn Foster/ The Guardian The number of working over-70s has more than doubled. Older people shouldn’t have to choose between work and poverty If, like many people, you dread your daily commute and the early mornings associated with work, why do it for more years than ...বিস্তারিত
Men don’t have abortions. That’s no reason not to fight for women’s rights
Kenan Malik/ The Guardian Traditionally feminist arenas of campaigning for social equality are everyone’s concern. The decision by Alabama effectively to ban abortion has refocused attention in America on the issue of reproductive rights. The Alabama law is the most dr ...বিস্তারিত