Shyam Sundar Reddy

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One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

9 science-backed books that could change your life for the better in 2018

This year, like every year, most of us are trying to get more done, be happier, and have better relationships. Given the high levels of burnout across professions (50% by some accounts), we all could use some tools for higher efficiency and better self-care. The good news is that these 9 books …

‘Just Breathe’: This Short Film Illustrates How Mindfulness Helps Kids Manage Their Emotions

If you have kids, you know a little something about the great, <i>big</i> emotions they have. In fact, one of the hardest things about being a parent is …

Mindfulness

The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016

While 2016 was a difficult year politically, it was a great year for motivational books.<p>During this month and next, I'm revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 16) the very best of the best.<p>This post contains the top seven books of the …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 41 – How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (1936)

The selling of the American self, and its dream of a better future, began with the Declaration of Independence and founding father Benjamin Franklin, who once observed that “God helps them that help themselves”. Selling and salesmanship pervade American life and literature: <i>Sister Carrie</i> (Theodore …

Books

Meditation for Stress Relief

It's not much fun to live in an environment that's stressful, pressurizing and completely inferior to your well-being. For some, this environment is at their workplace, while others might find it hard to find peace within their own home -- I'm looking at you, parents.<p>America is known for being a …

A Buddhist monk at Salesforce's tech conference showed me a great way to reduce stress

He not only practices "mindfulness" sessions a few times a week, he's also built meditation rooms in Salesforce's new office buildings to encourage his employees to do it as well.<p>And now he's spreading the word to the entire Salesforce customer and user community by inviting 23 monks to Dreamforce, …

Summer reading: 76 books to pack for your holiday

History<p><b>West of Eden by Jean Stein</b><br>A selective, sly history of studio-era Hollywood by a film mogul’s daughter. One of the best books ever written about the movies. Jonathan Cape, £20<p><b>The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore </b>“It was hard to be a tsar,” Montefiore writes at the beginning of this joyful …

Books

A Quick Cure for the Anxiety That Arises When You Feel Rushed

Surely you know the feeling. You've got more to do than you've got time to do it in.<p>The feeling of being in a rush to get something done, or to get somewhere, is not a pleasant one. It's the feeling of anxiety. You might be tense in the neck and shoulders. Your teeth might even be clenched. If …

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond – review

There used to be a moratorium on eviction at Christmas in America. They did away with that in 1991. A landlord convinced the Civil Liberties Union that the practice was unfair, because it privileged a religious celebration over profit.<p>So, in the snow at Christmas, after the movers have piled your …

Housing

9 Books To Read If You Struggle With Anxiety

Managing anxiety can be a giant pain in the *ss. If you have social anxiety, for instance, then it can take a tremendous amount of effort to calm …

The Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: A Powerful Tool for Developing Mindfulness

"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting." ~ Buddha<p>Have you ever wondered if there was a way you could speed up your spiritual development? I'm sure you know of some people who are so peaceful and serene that nothing seems to bother …

The favorite job interview questions of Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 26 other highly successful executives

Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite …

Little People of Ecuador: Laron Syndrome May Unlock Cancer, Diabetes Cure

In the remote villages of Ecuador, 100 very small people may hold the key to a huge medical breakthrough.<p>They all suffer from Laron Syndrome, an incredibly rare genetic disorder that stops them from growing taller than 4 feet but also seems to protect them against cancer and diabetes and maybe even …

Diabetes

A new Shenzhen? Poor Pakistan fishing town's horror at Chinese plans

Gwadar is poor. When a house was recently burgled in the fishing settlement on Pakistan’s desert coast, the only items stolen were cans of fresh water – a staple that has soared in value since reservoirs dried up. It lies in Balochistan, a province in the grip of a long-running separatist …

Pakistan

The Zen of Dying

<i>"We're all just walking each other home."</i>-- Ram Dass<p>When I was a little girl I had a recurring nightmare of my mom dying. I'd wake up out of breath, panicked. I'd run into my parent's bedroom, quietly put my tiny face up to her beautiful mouth and then let out a sigh of relief when I felt her …

25 Free Online Courses To Equip You With Valuable Skills

Now that the inspirational sparkle of the new year has worn off, you may be falling back into your old routines and habits. Statistically, you …

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi review – how to live, by a doctor who died aged 37

This fast-selling memoir by an idealist neurosurgeon facing an early death from cancer gains power and poignancy from its detailed descriptions and reflections on mortality<p>The final chapter: why we can’t stop reading books by those who are dying<p>This book, already a bestseller in the United States, …

Medicine

I Quit My 6-Figure Career to Teach Yoga

Money isn't worth the misery.<p>I was 31, the head of PR for a $750 billion financial services company, and I was making a six-figure salary. Then I gave it all up to teach yoga and write. It was as simple and terrifying as that.<p>For nearly 10 years, I slogged through brain-numbing, red-tape-filled, …

Kindle e-reader update gives quick access to your books

Who said that dedicated e-readers were dead? Certainly not Amazon. It's rolling out a major Kindle reader update that breathes new life into your e-paper experience. The most conspicuous improvement is a brand new home screen that highlights your most recent books, your reading list and …

Try It Now

Photographing Birds – What NOT To Do

Most bird photographers will post their best images and let you know how cool it is to photograph birds – me included. But most bird photographers …

Meet the new Bollywood kids on the block

With Genelia Deshmukh expecting her second child this year and Imran Khan’s beautiful toddler Imara taking over social media, it’s a wonder …

The 5 Ego Traps To Avoid in Meditation

Spiritual Ego<p>With so many people joining the <b>meditation revolution</b> what are some of the pitfalls to be avoided? Generally speaking meditation is meant …

Meditation

Here's the productivity formula one Wharton professor uses to outwork almost everyone in his field

In 2009, 27-year-old behavioral scientist Adam Grant became an associate professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.<p>Within two years, he became the youngest professor to receive tenure at the school; within five years, he became the school's youngest full professor with …

I tried the Nutrisystem diet and now I'll never believe in subscription weight loss programs again

Subscription weight loss programs are ubiquitous in television ads. They've always piqued my curiosity.<p>Recently, I tried Nutrisystem— but it left me completely unimpressed and unsatisfied.<p>Now, I don't believe in any subscription weight loss program, no matter how impressive those before-and-after …

Nutrition

Husband Asks Wife To Draw What’s On Her Mind, Gets More Than He Expected

Stephen from the US recently posted a drawing of his wife’s mind and it went viral. He asked her to draw what she’s thinking and the elaborate map of …