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We talk about tolerance and acceptance, but while trying to appear tolerant we often end up stepping on toes and insulting. This is because we want others to believe that we understand what they are going through. There may have been instances when you are crying over a dead pet or relative and a friend would tell you how she
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
The new girl at the office seems to be a silent one, who doesn’t show much emotion (we’ll call her Manori). She does not engage in conversations and she doesn’t seem to be interested in the things which are happening around her. Manori never encourages small talk. Although she speaks once in a while, she doesn’t seem to be enthusiastic
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
If you come from one of those typical families, where every single relative has a say in your life, then you would have already heard them discuss your marriage. You can be 20, just starting university and with no intention of tying the knot anytime soon, but the females of your family won’t even care about that. It’s never too…
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
Life has a crazy rhythm. I’m sure I don’t have to explain. definitely, it is crazy. We have so much to do in so little time. Everything is a rush and solely a concern to meet deadlines. We sell old things and buy the latest versions, although we know the old is more than enough. Every single day is a
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
We all have a unique voice. But most of the time we fear to raise it, wondering what would be the response of the people around us. It’s the very thought that has kept our real selves unseen and unheard. Have you ever thought of raising your own inner voice without fear? Yes. You may have thought of it more…
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
I went to watch the sunset over Galle Fort that day. That was four years ago. Wherever we go, if there is beach, we know that sun would meet the water at some point of the day. Evenings are pretty when red, purple, yellow, luminous orange and every other kind of blue mix together. Like a picture, carefully drawn with
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
International Youth Day fell on August 12 and the theme for this year was ‘youth and mental health.’ Common belief is that health does not include mental health, that as long as we are physically fit, we don’t need medical attention. However, health is much more than our bodies, it includes our minds too.
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
In this high school-set psychological tale, a tormented teen named Evan starts to discover a series of unnerving photographs—some of which feature him. Someone is stalking him . . . messing with him . . . threatening him. Worse, ever since his best friend Ariel has been gone, he’s been unable to sleep, spending night after night torturing himself for…
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
He speaks. His words are of fire. He sings. He makes music his weapon. In contrast to artistes of present generation, he is different. Amila Nidahasa. As his name implies, he is independent. According to him, he is independent up to the extent where he doesn’t vote for a specific party, merely because his father asks him to do so.
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
So, who do you want to be when you grow up? How many times has someone asked this question from you when you were little? Do you remember your answers? Most of you no doubt do. I for one though, can remember that the answers were very similar: We all wanted to be doctors, engineers, teachers and in some cases,
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
Baking is both fun and relaxing. It takes time to perfect a recipe, but once you make the perfect batch of cookies, you will never want to stop baking. Of course, making the mixture is messy and so is piping the mixture but when that smell of freshly baked cookies fills your house, you start dreaming of a life in…
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
Busy as a bee is a famous quote which everyone uses in day-to-day life. Like the quote, bees’ honey is also important in our day-to-day life. Bees’ honey is a remedy for many sicknesses. Bees make honey by traveling from flower to flower and extracting the nectar from them. Most flower nectars are similar to sugar water. Producing honey
Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00
You may have noticed a very subtle change in Facebook recently. A slight change was made to the notification icon and it’s not something you notice immediately. It looks different, but you may not be able to notice the difference.To move to another topic that may seem totally irrelevant, have you heard of egocentrism? There is an ‘us’ and
Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00
Life has its thrills and excitements at some point in our lives. We enjoy some while they last, and some, we just want to get them out of our way. There are some, which we would later in our lives realize that they were worth the excitement.The youth nowadays love excitement and adventure. They like suspense. In other
Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00
This August something is going to get better for some people. It is not because it’s August. Life has lots of months that are not August. So when August comes, it is like that for everyone. “August is the best month for me always in my life... Let it get better this time,” one of my friends added.My ‘these
Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00
In school, we were given certain duties. Complete our homework on time, keep the class clean, make sure there are chalk/markers and a duster for your teachers to use and put up your chairs on the desks when school ends for the day. We couldn’t avoid these duties and no matter where we had to rush off to when the
Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00
A day to celebrate friendship gives us reasons to strengthen the special bond between friends. August 3 marks the World Friendship Day. After it was first celebrated in 1958, the Day was not remembered universally. However, social networking and technology has lead to the revival of this special day. Although International Friendship Day was officially shifted for July 30, many…
Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00
Are you a born left-hander? If yes, welcome to the club! You belong to the 10 percent of world’s population, who are left-handed. And if you are a female left-hander you just make a five percent of the world’s population. No one has come up with a definitive reason for WHY some people are left-handed, but about 10 percent of…
Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00
Drugs affect each and everyone’s life, directly or indirectly. However, addiction to drugs is quite common during adolescence. Teenagers start taking drugs in their early years without thinking of the long-term impact of it in their lives. Teenagers start using drugs out of mere curiosity or rather as an experiment. Out of which some would experiment and stop while other
Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00
Somehow, somewhere, we all do it.On the couch, on the table, in the kitchen, on the bed, young or old, boy or girl, everyone does it. There’s nothing to be embarrassed about. We all check Facebook.Facebook and other SNS (Social Networking Services) have become such a part of our lives and it’s hard to imagine a day without it. Indeed,
Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00

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