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Jan 2015

Buh-bye Horse, Welcome Goat !

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Buh-Bye Horse, Welcome Goat !

Is the clock moving faster than normal? It is hard to comprehend that another year has gone by and we are nearing the end of January in another new year! According to Chinese astrology, 2015 is the 'Year of the Goat' (2014 was the 'Year of the Horse'). Chinese astrology believes in using 12 zodiac animal signs (Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig) to predict personality, career, and health of people born in that (zodiac) year. Each zodiac sign repeats every 12 years. So if you were born in the year 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 or 2003 then you were born in a Goat year. People born in a Goat year are predicted to be gentle, mild mannered, stable, sympathetic, amicable, kind hearted, creative but shy. They are not power seekers and can work well in a team. Their most comfortable partners are horses, rabbits and pigs. Their luky numbers are 2 and 7 and their lucky colors are brown, red and pruple. According to Chinese astrology, if you were born in a goat year then this year will be unlucky year for you based on the 'origin year' rule. According to this rule, also known as ben ming nian, people born with the same zodiac year as the current year will find that year unlucky. Don't fret, there is a way to ward off the unlucky charm. All you have to do is to wear a red clothing given by an elder to avoid the bad luck. The red clothing can be a arm band, waist band or anything comfortable. If you are curious to know more about the personality traits of other zodiac animals (or birth year), then you can read it here. Based on Chinese predictions, 2015 will be a stabilizing (economic and political) and prosperous year Let us wish it is true!

It appears, 2014 left an indelible impact on the mainstream dialect based on the social media behavior. For the first time in modern years, the 2014 Word of the year (WotY) is not a word but a symbol. According to the Global Language Monitor organization, 'heart' emoji was chosen as the most used symbol word in 2014. According to the report, the heart emoji is used billion times per day through out the world. On the other hand, Oxford dictionary declared 'Vape' (the word for e-cigarettes), Merriam-Webster declared 'Culture' (most overused in last year's conversations), declared 'exposure' and American Dialect Society declared #blacklivesmatter (a twitter hashtag) as their Word of the year. Few words which were added to the dictionary during 2014 are al desko (an overworked employee who has his lunch at his desk), Mahoosive (Exceptionally big), Keyboard warrior (Someone who aggressively posts on facebook and other media sites), Digital footprint (the information about you that can be found online), Food diary (a way to keep track of your calories), Jel (Jealous), xlnt (Excellent), IDC (I don't care). Ensure you add this to your vocabulary list!

In this edition, we have picked up contents to wrap up the horse year (2014) and to inspire you for the goat year (2015). Now, read, enjoy and share the magazine with your network and have a great year ahead!

  • In the Brain-tickler category:
    • "Did you read this? - News you might have missed."
  • In the Health Topic section:
    • "Medical Marvels in 2014" - Medical Marvel round up
    • "Printing human organs with 3-D printer", Is it real? Can this work?
  • In the English Song category:
    • Listen to our English song Picks - Best of 2014!
    • Listen to the picked songs continuously with our Jukebox!
  • In the Seriously Funny section:
    • Watch the clip - "A talking car having a conversation about your new year resolution" - A prank at an Australian beach!
    • Read the humor, "Job interview: What will you do in this situation?"
    • Read the humor, "Don't go in that field over there"
  • In the Surfboard section:
    • Read the thoughtful story, "If you are lost in the forest, which path you will take?"
  • In the Tamil Picks section:
    • Enjoy the 10 Tamil songs picked out of 20+ songs for Best of 2014!
    • Enjoy the video picks continuously, on-demand in our new video channel.
    • Listen to the song picks continuously in Jukebox.
    • Read the tamil poem pick"Puthande Varuga"
  • In the Recipe Spot section:
    • Make "Sponge cake at home"
  • Nuggets:
    • Enjoy our information nuggets on keeping you physically active and fit.
      - "Desire is the starting point of all achievement ... "- in Editor's desk section
      - "All great deeds and great thoughts have ridiculous beginning ...", "First comes thought, then the organization of the thought ..." - in Health section
      - "First, question the wise man ..." - in Surfboard section
      - "Everything begins somewhere except ..."- in Reader's footprint section
      - "Don't be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning ..." - in Your feedback section
  • Get Inspired by watching the video, "What really lead to success? [2 hour lecture in 3 minutes]"

As always, we are very confident that you will enjoy our picks. Write your feedback about this issue by clicking on the email icon or feedback icon. We truly value your opinion, thoughts and time.

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Desire is the starting point of all achievement ...


"Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything."

- Napoleon Hill

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