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Thanksgiving is not celebrated in Sri Lanka. However, as we are close to the end of the year and a beginning of another, it is a good time to reflect on what you are thankful for. Make a list of all the people you are thankful for and jot down the reason. This could be a list you can browse…
Full Article Sunday, 21 December 2014 00:00
In 1971, a determined set of young people sought to overthrow the then Government, secure the commanding heights of the state and establish a revolutionary social order led by workers and peasants, a Lankan version of the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’.  They failed.  In retrospect the words ‘idealists’ and ‘romantics’ are used to describe the move, dubbed as an adventure…
Full Article Sunday, 21 December 2014 00:00
In this complex world, technology is paving simple paths to deal with the world. As a result, very useful and efficient concepts have been introduced. Networking concept is one. So, people used this idea and made computer networks. Finally, it resulted in the internet, which is a global system of interconnected computer networks. Technology also helped to build new computerized…
Full Article Sunday, 21 December 2014 00:00
Q. What health problems are associated with excessive alcohol use? - Excessive and long-term alcohol abuse can cause a number of physical and psychological risks.Dependency: There is the physical dependence, you rely on alcohol to function or you feel physically compelled to drink. But there is also a psychological dependence, the deeply-felt feeling that you can’t live without it.
Full Article Sunday, 21 December 2014 00:00
If I were to ask you, what your fondest memory was so far in life, would you tell me? Even if you wouldn’t, no doubt your mind would wonder, searching for that one memory that you can honestly say is your fondest. Some would find it easily. Others might have to delve into the far reaches of their minds, where…
Full Article Sunday, 21 December 2014 00:00
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed generally on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. People celebrate Christmas on December 25 as it is the traditional anniversary of the birth of Christ. Christmas is a public holiday in many countries, and it is celebrated by non-Christians…
Full Article Sunday, 21 December 2014 00:00
Christmas tree - The evergreen fir tree has traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. Pagans used branches of it to decorate their homes during the winter solstice, as it made them think of the spring to come. The Romans used fir trees to decorate their temples at the festival of Saturnalia. Christians…
Full Article Sunday, 21 December 2014 00:00
Once again, it’s that time of the year. Christmas is in the air. Shopping malls and supermarkets dragged their Christmas decorations out of the godowns a little early this time. While people gathered around to spot the new Christmas trees, TV and radio advertisements put up the Christmas feeling in the air. Children practice their carols and nativity plays. Cake…
Full Article Sunday, 21 December 2014 00:00
As the saying reads 'sometimes you have to just wait and see where your destiny takes you'; it's packed with meaning no matter who coined it. We know that happiness is a choice. We can choose to be happy with whatever we have, even when there are moments that should be dealt with tears and sobs. Sometimes you mask ...
Full Article Sunday, 21 December 2014 00:00
Education is the most important thing for everyone.  From the time we go to school till we do jobs, we are studying.  We sit for many exams. We fail some exams so we have to study the same chapters again. It goes on until we have a goal to follow, because nowadays many people are not interested in studies; they...
Full Article Sunday, 21 December 2014 00:00
A few years ago, music videos for songs by local artistes went through a drastic change, when the video for a song introduced the heartbroken lover who cried during most of the video and unlike previous heartbroken lovers, the crying was done by the male and not the female. Of course, the song had mixed reviews; some liked the music,...
Full Article Sunday, 21 December 2014 00:00
Sabrina Herft, beauty queen turned designer, launched her latest collection on December 9 at Azarya Boutique, Arcade Independence Square. The collection is a fresh approach to ‘Sabrina’s signature 1950s-inspired floral prints.’ The designs are of soft pastels and incorporate Sri Lankan handmade lace and machine lace. The Azarya e-boutique caters to Sri Lankans and will soon expand to other regions.
Full Article Sunday, 21 December 2014 00:00
Chathuri Samaraweera, designer and creative director of the Anaya Collection, was awarded “The Fashion and Accessory Designer of the Year” at the Masala Awards. Chathuri Samaraweera was recognized for her unique talent in creating luxury evening-wear popular amongst the elite in the UAE and seen on many celebrities in the region and her business achievements since she launched “Anaya Collection”…
Full Article Sunday, 21 December 2014 00:00
The Stanford Prison Experiment was conducted to ‘test the hypothesis that the inherent personality traits of prisoners and guards are the chief cause of abusive behavior in prison,’ The test was conducted by a team of researchers headed by Philip Zimbardo. The results of the experiment were not only shocking, but they could be used to explain our behavior and...
Full Article Sunday, 14 December 2014 00:00
You might have come across this famous quote which, like all quotes, is often used out of context: The revolution is not a tea party.  That’s Mao Zedong.  Whether you’ve heard that or not, if you’ve ventured out of virtual space and took your radicalism into the real world, it’s a reality that you would quickly encounter.
Full Article Sunday, 14 December 2014 00:00
Eating fast-food can cause many damages to the health, because we never know the ingredients added to them. Most fast-food outlets do their best to prepare the most delicious cuisine in town, with money and publicity-oriented motives. In the recent years many have suffered ill-health due to the increased intake of fast-food.
Full Article Sunday, 14 December 2014 00:00
Alcohol dependency - Last week Dr. Marcel de Roos spoke about how alcohol impairs a person’s cognitions and behaviors, phases of alcohol use and acceptable alcohol consumption for an individual. This is a continuation from last week’s ‘Don’t allow drinks to drink you.’
Full Article Sunday, 14 December 2014 00:00
Write on nostalgia. Something nice, I was advised.   Don’t know whether it should be nice or nicely written. Let me put things in the way I can. I don’t know if ‘nostalgia’ can be nice. It has this bittersweet longing for things, persons or may be some times we have cherished in the past. There are moments when we...
Full Article Sunday, 14 December 2014 00:00
It is December, the vacation and celebration time! All the people who engage themselves in their tightly-packed busy schedule get a break during the holidays. The New Year is coming up, so is Christmas and it is time to focus on celebration, “pressure off work”.There are so many reasons why people should celebrate traditional festivals, religious events, birthdays, thanksgivings,...
Full Article Sunday, 14 December 2014 00:00
Christmas decorations - Since it’s the season to decorate your room, house and even your workplace, it’s time to put together your creative ideas and make everything colorful and bright. Most of us use a computer and here is a simple way to decorate your computer at home or work.
Full Article Sunday, 14 December 2014 00:00

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