Rex Arul

24 Followers | 6 Following

Follow

Rex Arul

45 days ago

The story of Lucy Kalanithi and John Duberstein is both unlikely and destined, the stuff of a rom-com. It begins, tragically, on a deathbed.

washingtonpost.com

Rex Arul

46 days ago

I spent many years studying and translating Sanskrit, and became fascinated by its apparent impact on mind and memory

A Neuroscientist Explores the "Sanskrit Effect"

blogs.scientificamerican.com

Rex Arul

46 days ago

only China truly has the wherewithal and strategic prowess to potentially shape the next chapter of the story of our age

The decline of U.S. influence is the great global story of our age

washingtonpost.com

Rex Arul

46 days ago

Time may have trifled with Nehru. But time will also reveal him to be the giant that he was

Learning to Love Nehru

nytimes.com

Rex Arul

46 days ago

What makes Nehru so compelling is his acute self-knowledge. There is practically nothing you can say against him that he is not prepared to say himself

Learning to Love Nehru

nytimes.com

Rex Arul

46 days ago

American journalist John Gunther was quite right to say that “hardly a dozen men alive write English as well as Nehru.”

Learning to Love Nehru

nytimes.com

Rex Arul

47 days ago

If you want to help somebody in poverty, by far the most effective thing you can do is to assist them in moving

Want To Help Someone In A Poor Village? Give Them A Bus Ticket Out

npr.org

Rex Arul

47 days ago

sitting could really be killing us because it distorts the body’s own picture of how much it weighs, screwing with the systems that regulate body fat

New Science Shows Losing Weight May Be As Simple As Standing Up

forbes.com

Rex Arul

47 days ago

Only those who read and write extensively might understand the nuance.

Welcome, words that ring true

thehindu.com

Rex Arul

47 days ago

When we’ve ‘awesome’ and ‘wow’ for every good thing, really how can we appreciate words such as ‘Farrago’ and ‘Rodomontade’?

Welcome, words that ring true

thehindu.com

Rex Arul

47 days ago

The problem with many Indians is that they’ve no real knowledge, let alone command, over English, and not being native speakers of the language the vocabulary is woefully inadequa

Welcome, words that ring true

thehindu.com

Rex Arul

47 days ago

The key to a deeper, healthier life, it seems, isn't knowing the meaning of life — it's building meaning into your life.

Finding Purpose for a Good Life. But Also a Healthy One.

nytimes.com

Rex Arul

47 days ago

Doing good, it seems, is better than feeling good.

Finding Purpose for a Good Life. But Also a Healthy One.

nytimes.com

Rex Arul

47 days ago

Purpose and meaning are connected to what researchers call eudaimonic well-being. This is distinct from, and sometimes inversely related to, happiness (hedonic well-being). One constitutes a deeper, more durable state, while the other is superficial and transient

Finding Purpose for a Good Life. But Also a Healthy One.

nytimes.com

Rex Arul

47 days ago

Facebook is not unlike a casino. You ever notice that there are no clocks in a casino? They don’t want you to know what time it is or how long you’ve been there. Facebook is sort of the same thing

Seriously, You—OK, We—Need To Stop Watching The News This Year

observer.com

Rex Arul

47 days ago

The constant interruptions and distractions of our society are, to me, the opposite of philosophy. Getting caught up in minutiae. Getting caught up in things that don’t matter. Getting caught up in things that are designed to exploit and antagonize us and our emotions

Seriously, You—OK, We—Need To Stop Watching The News This Year

observer.com

Rex Arul

47 days ago

Tesla was on the cover of Time magazine in 1931 but died a poor man in 1943 after years devoted to projects that did not receive adequate financing. Yet his most significant inventions resonate today

Tesla the Car Is a Household Name. Long Ago, So Was Nikola Tesla.

nytimes.com

Rex Arul

47 days ago

A parent and child’s relationship erodes over time, not overnight.

Debunking Myths About Estrangement

nytimes.com

Rex Arul

47 days ago

Assuming that every relationship between a parent and child will last a lifetime is as simplistic as assuming every couple will never split up.

Debunking Myths About Estrangement

nytimes.com

Rex Arul

47 days ago

Their findings challenge the deeply held notion that family relationships can’t be dissolved and suggest that estrangement is not all that uncommon

Debunking Myths About Estrangement

nytimes.com

Rex Arul

47 days ago

In the past five years, a clearer picture of estrangement has been emerging as more researchers have turned their attention to this kind of family rupture

Debunking Myths About Estrangement

nytimes.com

Rex Arul

47 days ago

In southern states like Tamil Nadu, some narratives lionize Lord Rama’s dark-skinned foes as representatives of the Dravidian population

The Dark Side of the Comics That Redefined Hinduism

theatlantic.com

Rex Arul

47 days ago

In Indian culture, where dark skin is frequently associated with lower castes, colorism fuels casteism.

The Dark Side of the Comics That Redefined Hinduism

theatlantic.com

Rex Arul

48 days ago

“In Delhi, you can’t become an important man without pulling some kind of fraud,” Sunil Kumar, a recruiter for scam call-centres, told me with a smile.

The scammers gaming India’s overcrowded job market

theguardian.com

Rex Arul

48 days ago

Americans lose around $1.5bn to tech-support scams every year; 86% of them originate in India.

The scammers gaming India’s overcrowded job market

theguardian.com

Rex Arul

48 days ago

For thousands who end up at scam call centres in cities across India, impersonating tax officers, loan agents, Apple executives or cut-rate Viagra manufacturers, the job provides the thrill of cracking the code of American emotions

The scammers gaming India’s overcrowded job market

theguardian.com

Rex Arul

48 days ago

BPO in India faces tough pressure from US prison inmates and workers in Philippines.

The industry has lost value over the years because of poor oversight, and competing markets including the Philippines and US prisons. But it’s still a job

The scammers gaming India’s overcrowded job market

theguardian.com

Rex Arul

51 days ago

The daily planner, as we came to know it, was forged in the crucible of war, when hundreds of young men enlisted it to mark the days until their return home.

Dear Diary

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com

Rex Arul

51 days ago

But to establish and maintain relationships, people would have had to be fair, honest, generous, diligent and loyal. They would have had to be perceived as good partners. In other words, they would have had to behave morally

The Only Way to Keep Your Resolutions

nytimes.com

Rex Arul

263 days ago

India's Book-Buying Habits Say A Lot About The Country's Economy

bloomberg.com

Rex Arul

297 days ago

India continues to dismiss the need for substantive changes to its intellectual property (IP) laws and regulations

US keeps India on intellectual property priority watch list

timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Rex Arul

310 days ago

My general attitude is of thanksgiving and joy.

President Carter, Am I a Christian?

nytimes.com

Rex Arul

312 days ago

What’s unforgivable is Spicer’s brazen assault on spoken English.

The unforgivable mistake Sean Spicer makes every day

washingtonpost.com

Rex Arul

312 days ago

I think the public should hear [that] yes, diabetes can be deadly, but that we have the ability to reduce the chance for this disease

Diabetes is even deadlier than we thought, study suggests

washingtonpost.com

Rex Arul

316 days ago

Loved the part about how to treat women! This guy’s the worst!” one Amazon reviewer wrote

Bill O’Reilly’s Family Values Book Tops Charts, as He Faces Abuse Claims

nytimes.com

Rex Arul

316 days ago

loneliness, interestingly, is related to an increase in egocentrism

How Loneliness Begets Loneliness

theatlantic.com

Rex Arul

316 days ago

Being with others doesn’t mean you’re going to feel connected, and being alone doesn’t mean you're going to feel lonely

How Loneliness Begets Loneliness

theatlantic.com

Rex Arul

316 days ago

If the only acceptance you can get of yourself is a fake representation on the web, that’s not going to make you feel connected

How Loneliness Begets Loneliness

theatlantic.com

Rex Arul

316 days ago

There’s a difference between being alone and feeling alone.

How Loneliness Begets Loneliness

theatlantic.com

Rex Arul

316 days ago

Loneliness is more dangerous than obesity, and it’s about as deadly as smoking

How Loneliness Begets Loneliness

theatlantic.com

Rex Arul

316 days ago

A lack of social connections can spark inflammation and changes in the immune system, so lonely people are far more likely to die prematurely

How Loneliness Begets Loneliness

theatlantic.com

Rex Arul

316 days ago

Last year Surgeon General Vivek Murthy warned that Americans are “facing an epidemic of loneliness and social isolation.”

How Loneliness Begets Loneliness

theatlantic.com

Rex Arul

316 days ago

Social isolation kills, and in the process it makes it harder to reach out to others.

How Loneliness Begets Loneliness

theatlantic.com

Rex Arul

317 days ago

New information has been reported since publication of this story that raise significant doubts about the veracity of the initial accounts on which it was based. The story relied on reports by the Associated Press and the New Indian Express quoting local officials who came upon her, and a video interview with the physician who treated her

Accounts of girl raised by monkeys in India questioned

washingtonpost.com

Rex Arul

317 days ago

Children believe it when their parents tell them that they are more special than others. That may not be good for them or for society

Don't Want Your Kids to Turn Into Narcissists? Science Says Avoid This Behavior

inc.com

Rex Arul

317 days ago

how did we end up with so many narcissists running around? Or to put it another way, what causes decent kids to turn into egotistical adults?

Don't Want Your Kids to Turn Into Narcissists? Science Says Avoid This Behavior

inc.com

Rex Arul

319 days ago

Ultimately, Naturale hopes to use the account to highlight the interesting quirks of the English language

Meet the Woman Behind Merriam-Webster’s Viral Twitter Account

motto.time.com

Rex Arul

319 days ago

certain public figure’s use of language provoked the curiosity of many Americans, and sent them to the dictionary for information

Meet the Woman Behind Merriam-Webster’s Viral Twitter Account

motto.time.com

Rex Arul

319 days ago

French scientists are seeking candidates to lie on their backs and do nothing for two whole months

Scientists want to pay you $17,000 to lie in bed for two months

wtae.com

Rex Arul

319 days ago

Not all selfies are created equal, especially when it comes to including animals in the photos

Hero Girl Shows Ultimate Selfie Dedication by Sneaking a Horse Into Her Parent's Bathroom

time.com

Like this set of items on Pocket? Share with friends.