Nazim Rahman

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Importance of water conservation

For all living beings on this planet, water means life. Looking at our oceans, it is easy to be deceived that we have abundant water. Ocean water is salty water and it cannot sustain life on land. Most land species require fresh water. Fresh water is only 2 percent of the water of this planet. Most of it is frozen and in polar ice caps and rapidly melting and dissolving into the oceans. Humans, industry, crops, and wildlife (plants and animals in the wilderness) compete for the remaining fresh water.

Importance of thinking for yourself

It is important for every human being to be able to think for himself or herself. We all have a different set of tastes, beliefs, preferences, personalities, goals, and lives. This combination makes us unique. Therefore something that might work for one person might not be suitable for another. Can all of us be good at Mathematics? Do all of us want to become doctors? Of course not. We should find what interests us and then pursue it.

Common mistakes people make when adopting eco-friendly lifestyles

I know many people who took ambitious steps to adopt eco-friendly but reverted back to their old lifestyles within short periods of time. The moral of their experience is that it is either too expensive, too difficult, or impractical to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle. Yet increasing number of people who succeeded in reducing their environmental footprint and are living healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives. They dismiss the arguments of too expensive, too difficult, and impractical.

What you do matters

Think of a job that you would rather let someone else do. Something that you know is important but you would rather not be the one doing it. Then reflect on what you think of people who are employed in this position. How do you perceive them?


How to encourage innovation

I once sat in a committee whose job was to come up with great and innovative ideas for the organization. Very few ideas came to the table. Some good ones were proposed but they were shot down with criticism or died due to lack on enthusiasm. The ideas which were put forward by the committee were compromises and safe bets. Nothing revolutionary and nothing out of the ordinary.

Health benefits of walnuts

Walnuts are tree nuts. Walnuts are rich in many essential nutrients and offer many health benefits. Walnuts contain

- phenolic acids
- tannins
- flavonoids
- vitamin E
- vitamin B
- fiber
- monounsaturated fats
- manganese
- copper
- magnesium
- ALA (alpha-linolenic acid)
- omega-3 fatty acids

Walnuts are known to help maintain bone health and improve cardiovascular health. Walnuts have been shown to lower LDL cholesterol whose accumulation in arteries lead to cardiovascular problems.


Tackling the looming water crisis

Water is the most essential compound for life. It seems that we have a limitless quantity of water on our planet but this couldn’t be further from the truth. We need fresh water for drinking, households, agriculture, and industry. Only 2% of our water is fresh water. This includes the polar icecaps, glaciers, rivers, streams, lakes and underground water. All plants and animals living on land require fresh water for survival.


The recipe for happiness

The ultimate goal of mankind is to achieve happiness. We expect our plans, goals, ambitions, and hard work to lead us to a happy and fulfilling life. The “pursuit of happiness” is even declared a right under the American Constitution.


Greatest museums and galleries in Europe

The museums and galleries of Europe are full of priceless collections of art and artefacts. Most of the art is either national collection, former collections of nobles and royals, or possessions of local institutions. They include not only European art and artefacts but also priceless treasures from different parts of the world explored or colonized in the past by European countries. Following is a short list of the best of the best:

British Museum in London, UK
Antiquities and other artefacts from all over the world
Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria

Visiting Turkey's Subterranean Cities

Montreal offers more than 32 miles of underground shopping. Megacities such as New York City, London, and Paris have huge underground transit systems. We know what it is like to shop and travel underground but have you wondered what it would be like to live in a subterranean world. To find out, there is only one place you can go, Cappadocia in Turkey.


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