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Friday, February 1, 2019

This Is the Oldest Age You Can Possibly Live To (According to Science)

Human life expectancies have gone up over the years. But, according to new research, our average maximum age ceiling hit a plateau decades ago.
It’s no secret that humans have gotten really good at living longer. We know to eat right, to exercise, to take our vitamins, and to get our nightly eight hours. (And that doesn’t even account for the striding advancements modern medicine has made.) But no matter how smart way go about our quest for immortality, there’s only so far we can go.

Cityblog Feature: Amita Nene's Yummy Expressions

Amita Nene's Yummy Expressions

Pan grilled Chicken with Mozzarella stuffed Bread

Sometimes, it is tough to decide your menu for the evening, especially when the guests expected include kids. 
And this time around, we had friends over from Dubai with three lovely children all in the same age group as my own. So it was an evening to look forward to for the kids too.
But there I was in a dilemma on what to put up on the gourmet list for the kids! Knowing how fussy my kids can get where non familiar food items are concerned, this day I had jitters having to face three little critics, Indians by birth, who had lived in the Gulf all their lives and would, thus, have mixed up fusion palate.

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Cityblog Special: Greatness of Kumbh Mela

Cityblog Feature: PJ of the Day

What’s red and moves up and down?

A tomato in an elevator

Cityblog Special: Fly to America

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Parts of Midwest US colder than Antarctica during deep freeze

The deadly deep freeze enveloping the Midwest sent temperatures plunging Wednesday to rival some of the most frigid spots in the world, triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses, and the canceling of more than 1,600 flights from Chicago's airports.
The U.S. Postal Service even took the rare step of suspending mail delivery across much of the region. Hundreds of public schools and universities from North Dakota to Pennsylvania canceled classes as residents huddled inside amid one of the coldest air masses in years.

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Cityblog Special: Live Naturally

Cityblog Feature: PJ of the Day

What’s a foot long and slippery?
A slipper.

Cityblog Feature: MPC News

Cityblog Feature: Hollywood Theme Song: Lord of the Rings

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

What is Huawei and why does Washington worry about it?

Huawei is China's first global tech brand and a growing source of tension between Washington and Beijing.
Huawei Technologies Ltd. is the biggest supplier of network switching gear used by phone and internet companies. It has spent a decade battling U.S. accusations it is a front for Chinese spying or poses other security risks.
Other governments including Australia and Japan are imposing their own curbs on use of Huawei technology.
A look at Huawei and controversies surrounding the company:
Q: What is Huawei?

Cityblog Special: Cartoon

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Cityblog Special: Fun on the Board

Cityblog Feature: PJ of the Day

What’s brown and sticky?

A stick.

Cityblog Special: My Vote

Cityblog Feature: Hollywood Theme Songs: SuperMan

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Yes, I'm A Late Riser. Stop Making Me Feel Lazy & Unproductive

My New Year’s resolution was to get up early. Notice the past tense in that sentence. Four days into said new year, I clambered out of bed at 11am again after a night of "Ooh! I’ll just write this idea down in case I forget it" and performed my usual ritual of stomping around the house grumbling that I’m a lazy [insert any swear word you like]. My ears rang with articles telling me that the most successful people get up at 4am, and work/life diaries that always seem to begin: "I rise at 6am already in the middle of a yoga class."

Cityblog Feature: Fitness Tips from Fitcon

Cityblog Special: See the Difference

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Cityblog Feature: P J of the Day

How Long is a Chinese man’s name.

No, it actually is.

Cityblog Special: Patanjali Paridhan

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Cityblog Feature: MPC News

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Life Skills You Need to Increase Your Likelihood of Success

Whether you're an entrepreneur, a company leader, or an entry-level employee, there are certain life skills that will not only increase your chances of being successful but will also help you maintain that success.
As I plot my goals for this year, one is making sure my kids are consistently learning these skills -- I still don't see them being taught in school as much as they should, which is a bit disappointing. These include things like personal finance, which my mom taught me at an early age. This actually set me up to obtain my first loan for my first business.
But what other important life skills are needed to help you -- or your children -- become super successful in life? Here are seven skills that I believe are absolutely essential.

1. Money management

I recently set up bank accounts for my 2-year-old and 5-year-old. As crazy as that may sound, my bank offers a 5 percent interest rate on its checking accounts for up to $500. Needless to say, I was pretty amped about that. But the real purpose was more about getting them to think about saving money and setting goals. Yes, that's right: My 5-year-old has financial goals.
Unfortunately, I frequently run into people who desperately want to start their own business or make the jump from their crappy corporate job. Unfortunately, money prevents them from achieving these goals because they don't have the down payment or financial cushion to take a worthwhile risk.

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Cityblog Special: Fun on the Board

Cityblog Feature:PJ of the Day

A family of mice were surprised by a big cat. Father Mouse jumped and and said, "Bow-wow!" The cat ran away. "What was that, Father?" asked Baby Mouse. "Well, son, that's why it's important to learn a second language."

Cityblog Special: Kindness

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