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There are many stories about how the game of chess was invented.  About 40 years ago, a man told his 5-year-old son one such tale. ‘There was a king who loved games.  In his court there was a man who was very good at inventing games.  One day the king ordered the inventor to design a game unlike anything the…
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
We talk in emoticons, :emotions within colons: and #unnecessary use of punctuation and signs. To make things worse, we seem to believe in a word limit for conversations. Most of us would remember times when we were constantly out of credit and had to keep our textual communication short and sweet.
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
Not many people knew of ‘animal styles’ in martial arts until movies such as ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,’ ‘Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow,’ and ‘Snake in the Monkey’s Shadow’ were made.  Apparently the tiger, crane, leopard, snake and dragon are associated with the Southern styles of Chinese martial arts.  According to some classifications, the dragon is replaced by the mantis.
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
There is no shortage of inspirational posts about beauty or appearance. They tell us to accept our bodies as they are and to look at the acne, pimples, unwanted hair and other blemishes as beautiful, instead of ugly. And yet, as soon as someone calls herself beautiful, pretty or nice, we are shocked. Self-compliments are so not cool, we seem…
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
“My 14-year-old cousin was admitted to the hospital. Her weight dropped from 75 kilos to 62 kilos, and her menses stopped. She initially received compliments for her weight loss, but then her parents grew concerned because of her lost menses and rapid weight loss. She was exercising excessively and engaging in restrictive eating. She was hospitalized due to her low…
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
They say that attitude is everything. They also say that attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.As we all know, life has a habit of throwing curve balls at us. Bad things happen in the most unexpected moments. These things are beyond human control, we are left helpless and unable to comprehend what is...
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
“I am proud of what I do as an educationist,” Lyceum Group of Schools Director, Nikitha Grero, said in an interview with the Free magazine. Although he is still in his late 20s, today, he contributes in managing nine branches of Lyceum Schools, over 17,000 students and 4,000 staff individuals successfully, showing skills that he is too wise for his…
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
There are things we feel are impossible to do. Things we are scared to even think about, like climbing high mountains, skating from edges, sky diving, surfing, safari rides and riding on fastest roller-coasters. But there are people who do these things as a challenge and fun. And the reason behind this could be the dream to prove everything is…
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
How many minutes a day do you spend in the outside world? Of this time, how many minutes do you spend actually looking out of the window and enjoying your surroundings? If you look at people on their way to work, even in trains and buses, many are busy on their phones, texting or exploring the online world. Families traveling…
Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00
This happened 22 years ago.  What was then known as the Agrarian Research and Training Institute (ARTI) and which now is prefixed with ‘Hector Kobbekaduwa’ (an honorable man whose life is worthy of separate study) was implementing a village tank rehabilitation project in a cluster of small villages about three miles from Galgamuwa and off the Galgamuwa-Anuradhapura road.  MSM Silva…
Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00
Last week we discussed why people give into negative peer pressure and the signal which shows that a person has given into negative peer pressure. This week in Head Lines we’ll discuss resolving this issue. 
Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00
Rogers vs. Koons - Art Rogers, a photographer took a photo of a couple holding a line of puppies in a row and later sold it for use in greeting cards and similar products. Jeff Koons who is an internationally renowned artist used it to create a set of statues based on the image. By selling those Koons made a…
Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00
We all know that we are living under the law of this country. Law is one of the major characteristics in the country. We should respect it and obey it. Law can be categorized in a number of ways. This article will focus on copyright laws in Sri Lanka.What is a copyright? Fundamentally, copyright is a law that...
Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00
Being unhappy at work is such a cliché. Most of us show that we are happy at work, but not really. It is not because of the work we handle, it’s the people we deal with. Choosing to be happy at work means avoiding negative conversations, gossip and unhappy people as much as possible. No matter how positively you...
Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00
Last year, we might have done many things which we regretted later on. Also we might have unintentionally hurt our loved ones. We have a whole year to make it up for all the wrongs we did last year. This year we have to be careful not to repeat the same mistakes. However, we have to write down...
Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00
Disability is not an impediment. It is our social barriers that bring exclusion and inequality, hence the importance of bringing the subject of disability into the light in order for it to be fully understood. Starting out excellently this year, members of Ripple Effect 2.0 from Colombo South AIESEC program were presented at the Sambhodhi Home in Galle on January…
Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00
The bygone year has had quite a lot of talk on this. Memes and posts on the Wariyopola incident made a huge ha-ho on social network. It was a hot topic-no doubt on that. “Street Harassment Hurts” took its toll. We debated. We argued. We were annoyed. But the truth is we have cooled down now.
Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00
The year 2015 will be a major election year across the globe with many key countries holding legislative and/or presidential ballots. Contests will be held in some five continents from Asia-Pacific (including Myanmar and Sri Lanka); the Americas (for instance Canada, Mexico and Argentina); Africa and the Middle East (including Nigeria, Israel, Turkey and Egypt); and Europe...
Full Article Sunday, 11 January 2015 00:00
Some people seem to excel at manipulation and lying. They often make use of people for their personal gain, and have no respect for another’s feelings. People you thought were your friends have slammed the door shut right in your face. People you trusted have betrayed you and deceived you. Dealing with liars, traitors and the like seems like part...
Full Article Sunday, 11 January 2015 00:00
Enemy is not friend, it goes without saying. If enemy were friend, there would be no antagonism.  This is why rebels tend to treat those they oppose in a ‘no quarter asked nor given’ way.  The word ‘friend’ on the other hand prompts us to drop our guard.  This is why, in battle, people don’t want to smudge lines.
Full Article Sunday, 11 January 2015 00:00

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