• March 10, 2017
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    Some great books of yesteryears children should read

    "Fearless" series by Francine Pascal
    1999 - 2004
    Recommended for children above 12 years

    Published in 1999, the first book in the series, "Fearless" was named one of YALSA's "Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers" for 2001. Francine Pascal is also the writer of the highly popular series "Sweet Valley High" with 603 books and 88 TV episodes.

    Fearless series by Francine Pascal follow...

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  • November 16, 2016
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    A book is like a garden

    A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. ~Chinese Proverb

    A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counsellor, a multitude of counsellors. ~Henry Ward Beecher

    Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ~Charles W. Eliot

    Let books be your dining ...

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  • November 16, 2016
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    New Research on cell stress

    A new study has uncovered the mechanism in which there is a link between a specific type of cellular stress and brain damage similar to that associated with neurodegenerative diseases. This research was published by Cell Press in the Dec. 9 issue of the journal of Neuron.

    It is a fact that, body cells are continuously exposed to various types of environmental stresses. Nature has provided cells...

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  • November 16, 2016
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    Chants as stress busters?

    Chants are words, which are repeated rhythmically and insistently in single notes. Traditionally, chants are powerful words which have magical effects on us and are agnostic of religious beliefs. All major religions recommend chanting.

    Many modern researches are also being undertaken to analyze how chanting affects our physical and mental wellbeing. There have been many remarkable results deriv...

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