Dec 242017
 

It was a cold rainy December afternoon and I was scrambling to reach the masjid for Friday prayers with my boys. We were a little late and the paved parking lot was full so we had to park in the grassy lot. When we came out of the masjid, it was raining cats and dogs. We ran as fast as we could to our car and jumped in. Got the car started and the heat cranking and put the car in gear. It refused to budge. We tried to reverse. (Read more…) Nothing doing. Changed to lower gears, deactivated traction control and tried again. No luck. The tires were getting no traction. We were officially stuck in the mud on a cold and rainy day. What to do now? Click for detailed story

Sep 282017
 

WASHINGTON: Rocky outcrops in eastern Canada contain what may be some of the oldest evidence of life on Earth, dating back about 3.95 billion years. Scientists said on Wednesday they found indirect evidence of life in the form of bits of graphite contained in sedimentary rocks from northern Labrador that they believe are remnants of primordial marine microorganisms. NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size planets that could have life The researchers carried out a geological analysis of the Labrador rocks and measured concentrations and isotope compositions of the graphite, and concluded that it was produced by a living organism. They did not find fossils of the microorganisms that may have left behind the graphite, a form of carbon, but said they may have been bacteria. Humans are bringing about sixth mass extinction on Earth “The organisms inhabited an open ocean,” said University of Tokyo geologist Tsuyoshi Komiya, who led the study published in the journal Science. Earth formed about 4.5 billion years ago and the oceans appeared roughly 4.4 billion years ago. The new study and some other recent research indicate that microbial life emerged earlier than previously known and relatively soon after the Earth’s formation. Scientists ‘solve’ mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth Canada has produced some of the most ancient signs of life. Another team of scientists in March reported that microfossils between 3.77 billion and 4.28 billion years old found in northern Quebec, relatively close to the Labrador site, are similar to the bacteria that thrive today [Read More…]

Aug 252017
 

Did you recently graduate from college or about to? If yes, you are probably looking forward to the start of your professional life. It is a heady time. You have gone through the rigors of school and college and are getting ready to take flight on your own. How to get started with your job search? Click for detailed story

Jun 242017
 

So should I ask my son and risk his lying? If he does, he will get 10 times the negatives and even worse his fast will be negated. As a father, my job is to protect him and guide him. What is better for my son? Shall I ask or shall I not? Click for detailed story

May 252017
 

Work environments are typically high-activity, high-stress. When you work in an office, the job can be so demanding that it is easy to work straight for hours without taking a break. That puts the body and mind under undue stress and … Click for detailed story

May 062017
 

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers … Click for detailed story

Mar 212017
 

Want to let your employees know they are appreciated? What form of recognition are you considering? Spoken praise in private or in public, gift card, physical gift, cash…, there are so many possibilities. What is the best option to let your employees know you care about them and appreciate their effort? Let us take a look at the pros and cons of the two major forms of recognition, gifts and money. Click for detailed story

Mar 202017
 

Nigeria is a big country, geographically and in terms of population. Like most developing countries, it has a few sprawling metropolises and then the rest of the country is rural. This article explores how the advent of the internet is changing the face of rural Nigeria Click for detailed story

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