An engineer, a keen observer, writer about tech, life improvement, motivation, humor, and more. Hit the follow button if you want a weekly dose of awesomeness.

An engineer, a keen observer, writer about tech, life improvement, motivation, humor, and more. Hit the follow button if you want a weekly dose of awesomeness.

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Hey All, this is Cinto. I am originally from India, currently working for a tech company in the United States (more precisely The Silicon Valley). My friends who know me claim that I am humourous, a good motivator, and very friendly. Yes, I keep asking them once in a while :P.

I have always loved writing. My oldest memory of writing goes back to when I was 9 years old and I wrote a story for a local town competition. I came 3rd. I've written fiction and plays for my school and college. Recently started writing on Medium.

I am a huge fan of traveling alone. Like many others, my first solo trip was due to my friends canceling their plans, and my determination to see Roger Federer. I wrote about my experience in the below medium article. It was published in The Ascent and is one of my best articles with more than 1K…


The wait continues

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One of the most closely fought elections just concluded with Joe Biden coming out victorious by a small margin.

The race was so close that the nation went to bed on election night not knowing who will win. But apart from the elections being close, one more thing stood out — the Democratic nomination contest had a record number of women candidates — six. But in spite of that, the final race was narrowed to two males.

From the first presidential elections in 1789 to the most recent in 2020, the United States has changed 45 presidents but it has never elected a female president during these 231 years. Some have come close, the number of women coming to power is ever-increasing, yet none have been able to cross the final hurdle. …


And suppressing your amygdala.

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What the hell are these words ? Amygdala? Prefrontal cortex?

Don’t worry, I'll explain!

In 1947, W. H. Auden published a cryptic poem called “The Age of Anxiety”, a title that has resonated through the years as a perfect distillation of the uncertainties of contemporary living. Perhaps we’re hearing that phrase even more often these days, as the United States has come to be known as the most anxious nation on Earth.

So, what are the causes of anxiety? And how can we overcome it at home?

Before moving any further, it would be a good idea to understand how anxiety works, and how different parts of the brain work together to trigger anxiety. …


Inspired by top writers across the globe

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Writing is intimidating to a lot of people, particularly those who don’t write for a living or on a regular basis. The good news is that writing doesn’t have to be agonizing, and almost anybody can improve their writing skills with a little discipline and a willingness to learn.

And with the advances in technology over the past two decades, it’s so easy nowadays to be a Content writer or a blogger. You don’t even need to buy a domain. You just need to wear your writing hat to get started.

But like any other field or endeavor, writing needs practice and dedication. …


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There are multiple ways to measure the intelligence of a person, but generally, highly intelligent people do very well in life, no matter what kind of background they come from. They may not be the loudest or may look and sound quite average, but they do have characteristics that make them stand apart.

Read on for some of the traits that someone who’s exceptionally intelligent in the traditional sense of the word might have.

Knowing these will help you spot them if you come across them, and better understand how they see the world and operate. …


We all make choices, but in the end, our choices make us

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As Galatians 6:7–8 says

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life

What we saw at the Capitol today was the harvest of years of sowing.

When I was small, my father told me how my actions will have consequences. If I do not study today, I will not live a successful life tomorrow. If I do not take care of my health today, I will fall sick tomorrow. …


And you’ll never say ‘This is the best I can do’

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WOW! That's such a nice table. Looks so good.

I said, looking at the epoxy table Nick recently built.

Within a couple of weeks, I got all the raw materials needed to build the table myself. And I started working on it.

I completed the table within 5 days. And it was a complete disaster. The table was not smooth enough, there were visible differences in the texture between the epoxy and the wood, the edges were not even, and there were many more such minor and major issues. …


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Saying goodbye is never easy, especially when it comes to icons and stars fans have grown to love. This year, we’ve sadly said goodbye to many such notable celebrities.

This is my tribute to the famous souls that we lost in this eventful year. May they rest in peace.

January — Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is an American professional basketball player, who helped lead the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to five championships (2000–02 and 2009–10).


Being scared just means you’re about to do something really, really brave.

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My head is pounding, every cell in my body is screaming for oxygen. With superhuman efforts I broke the surface, gulping at the summer air. I try to wave my hands at Sam and Rahul but before I could I was under again. My arms and legs kick out desperately as I try to come out to the surface.
He…help…” I tried to howl before I sank again towards the bottom of the 10 feet swimming pool. I can’t hear the music and chatter from the poolside anymore. …


That’s what makes Christmas so special

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Christmas is not only a time for giving and receiving but also for hiding your brooms, roller skating to church, or building a straw goat— at least in some corners of the world.

Although some of the rituals are common, and remain the same, like singing carols, decorating a Christmas tree, they are accompanied by something very unique, something very special.

Here are some of the strangest festive traditions from across the globe

Yule Goat in Sweden

Every year in Sweden, a town celebrates the start of the Christmas season by putting up a giant straw statue of a goat. …

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