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Depression doesn't play favorites. Men and women, the young and the old, and even those people who seemingly have everything can suffer from the complex disorder that makes all facets of life just so hard.

While most mental illnesses are quite rare, major depression is exceedingly common. Nearly 7 percent of American adults —an estimated 16 million people in 2013 — had at least one major depressive episode, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

As common as it is, the stigma around depression persists, which is why it matters when celebrities and other well-known people reveal their own struggles. Just this month, in an interview with Billboard magazine, Lady Gaga said she has suffered with depression and anxiety her whole life, "every single day." "Nashville" actress Hayden Panettiere revealed she sought treatment for postpartum depression. And Sarah Silverman opened up about her battles with depression in a piece in Glamour magazine.

The chan…

Divisive Sri Lanka Leader Angles for a Comeback

Divisive Sri Lanka Leader Angles for a Comeback Ex-President Rajapaksa leads ethnically charged campaign, vows closer ties to China
NAULA, Sri Lanka—Flanked by saffron-robed Buddhist monks, former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa exhorted a crowd of more than a thousand supporters at a weekend election rally, saying: “We saved this country. Don’t let it be divided again.”

The 69-year-old politician, ousted by voters earlier this year, is seeking a return to office—this time as prime minister—in an ethnically charged campaign mixing economic promises with warnings of resurgent terror by minority Tamils, defeated six years ago after a long civil war.

If Mr. Rajapaksa and his allies win next month’s parliamentary elections, he has vowed to tighten internal security and restore strong ties with China, which wants to boost its influence in the Indian Ocean region and was a major funder of development projects undertaken by the ex-president.

Lionized by the Sinhalese Buddhist major…

பொன்னாங்கண்ணி கீரை

தெளிவான கண்பார்வை வேண்டுமென்றால் பொன்னாங்கண்ணி கீரையை சாப்பிட வேண்டும் என மருத்துவர்கள் பரிந்துரைப்பார்கள்.
அடங்கியுள்ள சத்துக்கள் இரும்புசத்து - 1.63 மி.கி, கால்ஷியம் - 510 மி.கி, பாஸ்பரஸ், விட்டமின்கள் ஏ, பி, சி உள்ளன. மருத்துவ பயன்கள் 1. பொன்னாங்கண்ணிக் கீரை வாய் துர்நாற்றத்தை நீக்கும். இதயத்திற்கும் மூளைக்கும் புத்துணர்வு ஊட்டும். 2. மேனியை பளபளக்கச் செய்யும். நோய் காரணமாக பலவீனமடைந்தவர்கள் டானிக் போன்று இக்கீரையை உண்டு வர உடலில் ரத்த உற்பத்தி பெருகி நல்ல பலம் சேரும். 3.இக்கீரையுடன் மிளகும், உப்பும் சேர்த்து சாதத்துடன் சாப்பிட்டு வந்தால் உடல் எடை குறையும். துவரம் பருப்பு, நெய்யுடன் சேர்ந்து சாப்பிட்டால் உடல் எடை கூடும். 4. பொன்னாங்கண்ணி இலைச்சாறு, நல்லெண்ணெய் வகைக்கு ஒரு லிட்டர் கலந்து அத்துடன் அதிமதுரம், கருஞ்சீரகம் வகைக்கு 20 கிராம் எடுத்து பாலில் அரைத்துப் போட்டு சிறு தீயில் பதமாகக் காய்ச்சி வடிகட்டி 4 நாளுக்கு ஒருமுறை தலைக்குக் குளித்து வர உட்காய்ச்சல், உடல்சூடு, கைகால் உடல் எரிச்சல், மண்டைக் கொதிப்பு, கண் எரிச்சல், உடம்புவலி, வயிற்றுவலி குணமாகும். 5.அதிக வெயிலில் அலைந்து வேலை ச…

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Idiots On The Road

exposing those drivers out there that can't seem to act civilized on the road and display unsafe or poor driving practices.

How to Work with Your Brain

I was having a conversation with a director of an organisation the other day. She said to me, “Colin, I feel like I’m getting dumber in my old age.” And as we started to explore it, we discovered that she was actually breaking a few of the brain rules that help you function best in your organisation or in your business.

So what I want to share with you right now are the 3 fundamental brain rules that you must be aware of to function at your highest performance.

In the Productivity Academy, I talk about how you use your brain most effectively. These three brain rules are part of what makes up someone’s mindset around being effective and being productive.

So I started to discuss the following rules with my executive client, and what we realised was that she was breaking a lot of them, here they are below:

In other words, you need to be writing everything down. Your brain was not designed to be a filing cabinet. It was actually designed to be a calculator. What that means is that instea…

The FIFA Scandal: Five Lessons for Internal Audit

The global soccer community was rocked this past week when the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced charges and arrests for "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption by high-ranking members of FIFA, the sport's global governing body. Using the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) as its legal hammer, the DOJ outlined in its 47-count indictment a disturbing history of alleged bribes and racketeering by top FIFA officials dating back as far as two decades. It is evident that more troubles lie ahead for the global soccer body, as Swiss officials have announced that they are also investigating potential improprieties.

The relevance of the events of the past week are obvious to our profession, but it goes well beyond an acknowledgement of internal audit's role in providing assurance on anti-bribery and anti-corruption programs and its role in detecting and deterring fraud and corruption.

Indeed, this unfolding spectacle touches on no less than five signi…

Stunning view above Africa - Wonderful

Losing my religion - 6 things I wish I'd known before I converted

I warned the rabbis not to worry if they heard a lot of splashing in the mikveh, the ritual Jewish bath where I would immerse myself and say a prayer to mark my conversion to Judaism. At nine months pregnant, “I’m very buoyant,” I explained.

A few minutes (and some splashing) later, I emerged from the water a full-fledged Jew — one of those big life moments that felt... well, not that dramatic. After months of study, conversations and classes, I didn’t feel different.

Then the mikveh attendant, a nice older lady with a heavy accent, wrapped a robe around my shoulders.

“Mazel tov!” she said. “Now you can be a gut Yiddishe mama… a nice Jewish mother,” she translated.

Her sweet congratulations felt like an embrace as warm as that fuzzy robe.

Converts to Judaism, Christianity and Islam spill the beans: What we wish we'd known before converting.

Conversion is a journey full of surprises — some happy, some not so much. Americans are more "spiritually mobile" these days than ev…

Cutting Your Income Tax 2015

In Budget 2014, the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, has announced his commitment to lessen to burden of the people running up to the implementation of GST and the subsidy rationalisation exercise. For the assessment year 2014, we see a reduction in tax rates between 1% and 3%. We also see the income bracket of RM2,501 and RM5,000 rate reduced from 1% to 0%. This means, we won’t be taxed for the first RM5,000 of our annual chargeable income. It’s important to understand the tax reliefs available and identify which are applicable to you to ensure you spend wisely and save on your income tax. There are also some tax reliefs that no longer apply this year. This definitive income tax guide will help you cut your income tax by hundreds! For e-filing users, the submission deadline has been extended to May 15, 2015, while the traditional filing method ends on April 30, 2015. According to Tan Sri Dr Mohd Shukor Mahfar, chief executive officer of the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), said …



Move prompts speculation Tony Fernandes had prior knowledge

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes dumped 944,800 shares in Tune Insurance Holdings Bhd, the organization that provides travel insurance for AirAsia passengers, just days before the disappearance of Flight QZ8501.

On December 26, it was reported that Fernandes, the founder of Tune Group Sdn Bhd which owns AirAsia, had sold a total of 944,800 shares in Tune Insurance Holdings Bhd, with 850,000 shares being dumped on December 22, and the other 94,800 being sold the day after.

According to its official website, Tune Insurance Holdings Bhd is “an insurance product manager” for AirAsia in which “insurance products are sold to (AirAsia) customers as part of their online booking process.”

The share prices of AirAsia and Tune Insurance Holdings both fell on the first day of trading after the disappearance of Flight QZ8501, with the former shedding 12.9 percent at one point. Tune Insuran…

Mahinda Rajapaksa Should Gracefully Withdraw?

A good article by Dr. Laksiri Fernando.

Mahinda Rajapaksa should withdraw, gracefully I must say, from the presidential race, not merely because he is losing, but because he has lost all credibility for contesting for a Third Term.

This election is an unwarranted one, an utter waste of money, energy and patience of the people. What was intended in the Constitution (1987) was for the incumbent to go for the full 6 years of the second-term, before he or she gracefully retires. But for some reason, Mahinda became so greedy and wanted a Third-Term and no term limit at all.

Who can say he is indispensable for the country?

Even the previous provisions in the Constitution were extravagant. Sri Lanka is the only country which has 6 years for one term. The norm is 4 years. In addition, JRJ opted to call for premature election after 4 years for the second term. He made provisions for it under the 3rd Amendment. MR already utilized that provision in 2005.

Then MR wanted a premature election for…