The Baby that helps Prevent Bullying in a School in Canada

The Baby that helps Prevent Bullying in a School in Canada

Naomi is only seven months old, but she has a serious job: she regularly visits a class of 10-year-old boys and girls to teach them to be more loving and less aggressive. As part of a program called Roots of Empathy , Noemi and her mom go to school regularly. Relating to someone...

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Types of People on Valentines Day

Types of People on Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day really messes with us as a society. Whether you’re just starting a relationship or you’ve been together for basically forever, there’s a lot of pressure on making Feb. 14 one of the most memorable days of the year.  For some people, Valentine’s Day is the greatest time of...

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What is “educationism”, the subtle form of discrimination that marks us since childhood

What is “educationism”, the subtle form of discrimination that marks us since childhood

The first time that Lance Fusarelli set foot on a university campus, he felt surrounded by people who seemed to know more than him about society, urbanism and “everything that was different”. He attributes those differences to his education. He did not grow up in poverty, but in a working-class village...

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5 exercises to be happier according to Laurie Santos, the teacher who gives the most popular course in the history of Yale University

5 exercises to be happier according to Laurie Santos, the teacher who gives the most popular course in the history of Yale University

“Science has shown us that being happy requires an intentional effort,” says psychologist Laurie Santos. “It’s not easy, you have to dedicate time”. Santos is a professor at Yale University in New Haven, United States, where she teaches the course “Psychology and Good Life”. With more than 1,200 students enrolled, their...

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What would the world be like if the Earth were really flat, according to science?

What would the world be like if the Earth were really flat, according to science?

Is the Earth round or flat? Maybe for many the question is ridiculous and the answer obvious. Or maybe not? The theory that the Earth is flat has been gaining followers in recent years, with the first conference of “terraplanistas” held late last year in the United States. There are even Hollywood...

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Women with heart outside her body

Women with heart outside her body

Selwa Hussain is the first British woman with an artificial heart outside her body who is not in a hospital. Watch her story here: A device, which she carries everywhere in a backpack, keeps her blood circulating. That allows you to lead a normal life while waiting for a donor. You...

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Honey, secrecy and opium: this is how the Taliban group has managed to survive

Honey, secrecy and opium: this is how the Taliban group has managed to survive

What happens to an insurgent organization after it loses its head? It depends on the organization. In the case of the Taliban, there remained the mystery of how the insurgent group is working after the death of Mullah Omar, confirmed in July. Several reports showed signs of internal divisions and...

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Preventive measures against earthquakes: How to act before, during and after an earthquake

Preventive measures against earthquakes: How to act before, during and after an earthquake

An earthquake is the sudden movement of the Earth caused by the release of accumulated energy for a long time. Usually these movements are slow and imperceptible, but in some the displacement releases a great amount of energy, when one of the plates moves abruptly against the other, breaking it and...

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This will be the spectacular eclipse of the blue blood supermoon of January 31

This will be the spectacular eclipse of the blue blood supermoon of January 31

No one who is alive today will have ever seen anything similar. And is that the last time this extraordinary phenomenon took place was in 1866. On January 31 there will be a rare coincidence of astronomical phenomena: a lunar eclipse, a supermoon, a blue moon and a blood moon. The...

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You Can Get Your Snatched Phones Back, You Need only Ask

You Can Get Your Snatched Phones Back, You Need only Ask

We seem to be swept with a wave of something close to Tabdeeli (the so called social change we desperately want but are not willing to do our bit for it). With Fixit constantly calling out the government for their incompetence, activists such as Jiban Nasir raising their voices against...

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Zodiac Signs That Are Marriage Material, Ranked From Best To Worst

Zodiac Signs That Are Marriage Material, Ranked From Best To Worst

If you dream of your big day, you are likely curious about who will make the best partner for such an endeavor. Making the decision to spend the rest of your life with someone is nothing to take lightly — like consulting your horoscope for an answer — and you’ve likely given the...

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Put an End to Mobile Snatching – How a Simple Code can help you Recover your Phone after Snatching

Put an End to Mobile Snatching – How a Simple Code can help you Recover your Phone after Snatching

With the rise of snatching incidents all across Pakistan and particularly in Karachi, it is very important for us to be educated about what needs to be done if, God forbid, you or someone you know has been in such incident. Almost 90% of Karachi’s population has been a victim...

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The wonderful story of the ghost islands that had to be erased from the map

The wonderful story of the ghost islands that had to be erased from the map

“When we look at the sky, we imagine gods, when we look at the ocean, we imagine islands.” Thus begins the author Malachy Tallack his wonderful book “ The Un-Discovered Islands “ or “ Islands Des-known ” , illustrated by Katie Scott, in which he talks about two dozen islands that were once believed to be real. And, according...

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Karachi can Learn from New York: 4 reasons that explain the drastic fall of crime in New York, the city that went from “violent nightmare” to security model

Karachi can Learn from New York: 4 reasons that explain the drastic fall of crime in New York, the city that went from “violent nightmare” to security model

The shootings in Manhattan or the assaults in Central Park are increasingly a thing of the past or fiction: New York is at its best in decades in terms of security. The phenomenon is corroborated by figures: the most populous city in the United States had 290 homicides in 2017...

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Axact sold fake degrees to thousands of UK citizens: BBC

Axact sold fake degrees to thousands of UK citizens: BBC

Thousands of UK nationals have bought fake degrees from from the Pakistani fake diploma mill Axact, according to a report by the British Broadcasting Service (BBC) on Tuesday. The investigation by the BBC Radio 4’s File on Four programme found that fake degrees were bought by National Health Service (NHS)...

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End of an era: Nation mourns Zubaida Apa’s demise

End of an era: Nation mourns Zubaida Apa’s demise

Beloved TV personality Zubaida Apa breathed her last on Thursday in Karachi. The news of her demise broke late last night and many are still having a hard time digesting the pensive news. Zubaida Tariq came to prominence in the late 90s due to her recipes and home remedies or totkas. She was regarded as...

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7 From 2017

7 From 2017

2017, as a literary year, gave us many reasons to celebrate. For fiction, in general, it has been a great year, but for homegrown fiction in particular, it has been an exceptional one. Home Fire  :is the seventh novel by  Kamilia Shamsi, It has been longlisted for the Booker Prize۔  ...

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A Review of 2017’s Prominent Stories From Across The Globe

A Review of 2017’s Prominent Stories From Across The Globe

From N. Korea’s atomic tests to the disruption in the Mideast, Rava.pk takes a gander at the greatest stories over the globe. 2017 has been a turbulent year in more routes than one, beginning from Donald Trump being confirmed as the leader of the United States to the worldwide retribution on inappropriate...

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17 of 2017’s Most Visual Stories From Around The World

17 of 2017’s Most Visual Stories From Around The World

2017 has been the year of the unrelenting news cycle. Not all the news in 2017 was bad news, though. Some of it was inspiring, gratifying, touching, amusing or mystifying. That being said, a lot of it was bad. From deadly protests against a foreign policy change to the resignation of...

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Top 5 books of the year 2017

Top 5 books of the year 2017

Whether you prefer your reading satirical, political and polarizing, or simply amusing, the year’s best releases are guaranteed to hit the spot by providing some much-needed escapism, while challenging the status quo and sparking timely conversation. The best books of 2017 (so far, that is) will guide us through this...

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TOP 5 INTERNATIONAL EVENTS OF 2017

TOP 5 INTERNATIONAL EVENTS OF 2017

SNOWBOMBING Where: Mayrhofen – Austria When: 3 – 8 April 2017 Snow bombing is the biggest party on the snow held in Mayrhofen, Austria in April every year. Primarily a festival about snow sports, ithas grown to become the biggest music festival in the mountains over the past few years....

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Use your Voice as Weapon – 3 Stories on Human Solidarity that will restore your faith in Humanity

Use your Voice as Weapon – 3 Stories on Human Solidarity that will restore your faith in Humanity

The value of interfaith dialogue is severely limited if it mainly involves academics discussing abstract issues unconnected with struggles for social justice. An exciting further step is to stand in solidarity with people of other religions in the struggle for social justice. Interfaith cooperation must include standing in solidarity with...

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8 museums of the world with extraordinary architecture

8 museums of the world with extraordinary architecture

“One should be a work of art or wear a work of art,” said the ingenious Irish playwright and goodwill guru of the Victorian era, Oscar Wilde. Something similar could be said of the new art centers that have been emerging around the world and that astonish not only the...

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Fall of Dhaka 1971

Fall of Dhaka 1971

The creation of Bangladesh is one of the most sensitive and tragic chapters in the history of Pakistan. While the trauma of partition may now be behind us, stories of 1971 still raise hackles among anyone who lived through that era. While there are two, very forceful narratives on what...

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An Attack that Ripped our Hearts Out & United us as a Nation: APS School Attack (Rava Special Report on 144 stories)

An Attack that Ripped our Hearts Out & United us as a Nation: APS School Attack (Rava Special Report on 144 stories)

On this day, two years ago, Pakistan saw one of its toughest times as terrorists carried out an attack in Peshawar’s Army Public School (APS), killing 144 people, mostly children. Considered as one of the blackest day in the history of the country, the wounds of that tragedy are still fresh...

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The secrets of the largest storm in the Solar System that is more than Earth and has been active for more than 150 years

The secrets of the largest storm in the Solar System that is more than Earth and has been active for more than 150 years

Scientists are beginning to uncover the secrets of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, the largest storm in the Solar System. This spectacular phenomenon is wider than Earth and has existed for more than 150 years. One of the great mysteries of this storm has been the depth of its roots . NASA’s Juno...

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The art of extreme selfie

The art of extreme selfie

The diversity of images that fall into the “extreme selfie” category is as wide as the imagination and creativity of those who pose in front of the lens. Here we show you a selection of “extreme selfies”. While some put themselves in danger by making their own portrait together with wildlife (marine or...

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The child who earns US $ 11 million a year for unpacking toys on YouTube

The child who earns US $ 11 million a year for unpacking toys on YouTube

What little Ryan does allows him to get new toys every week, while his parents make a lot of money. About US $ 11 million in the last year , to be more precise. All for the royalties generated by the billions of reproductions that have their videos on YouTube. The 6-year-old American child...

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How to transform sibling rivalry into something positive

How to transform sibling rivalry into something positive

Many of us tend to think of sibling rivalry as inevitable and, in general, negative. But in her new book, entitled Siblings (brothers), clinical psychologist Linda Blair says that in that rivalry there may be key benefits to life. “There is no better training camp in the world than sibling relations to learn how to...

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The 8-day digital diet that will allow you to know how much information there is about you on the internet

The 8-day digital diet that will allow you to know how much information there is about you on the internet

I had my doubts when I read about Digital Detoxification. It sounded like a monastic-vegan retreat applied to the world of data and mobile telephony. For someone like me, who depends on the internet to work and needs to be connected full time, take a course with that title could constitute...

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Dispute over Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel: how are capital cities chosen and what do they represent?

Dispute over Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel: how are capital cities chosen and what do they represent?

Jerusalem is home to sacred sites for Jews, Christians and Muslims. A unique and symbolic place. The eyes of the international community are on the city that the president of the United States, Donald Trump, recognized on Wednesday as the capital of Israel, despite the warnings not to do so that...

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“A gift from heaven”: this was the “longest recorded ever” rainbow that was seen for 9 hours

“A gift from heaven”: this was the “longest recorded ever” rainbow that was seen for 9 hours

It is said that the good, if brief, is twice as good. But, perhaps, in the case of a rainbow it is the other way around. It is one of those meteorological phenomena full of wonder and mystery that delights us and embellishes the landscape, although in many cases it is...

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The history of Jerusalem, the city of Hazrat Daud A.S, in pictures

The history of Jerusalem, the city of Hazrat Daud A.S, in pictures

Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world, and one of the most disputed to this day. Jews, Muslims and Christians consider it a sacred city.      

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Muniba Mazari’s Ex-Husband Sues Her For Defamation

Muniba Mazari’s Ex-Husband Sues Her For Defamation

Khurram Shahzad, ex-Husband Muniba Mazari , who is a former fighter pilot of Pakistan Air Force, has approached a court against his former wife for “blaming and bashing him for all her afflictions”. Shahzad has filed a law suit against Mazari in the court of additional district and sessions judge...

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Things About The Character of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Every Muslim Must Spread

Things About The Character of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Every Muslim Must Spread

Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) is the last Prophet of Allah Almighty, who was born in 570 A.D in the city of Makkah. Right from his childhood, He was very different fromother ordinary people and later in His life; he used to stay in the cave of Hira to find...

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The inspiring story of Isaiah Acosta, the child who was born with the organs inverted and without jaw

The inspiring story of Isaiah Acosta, the child who was born with the organs inverted and without jaw

Isaiah has never been able to pronounce a word or taste a mouthful. He was born without a jaw and with some of the organs on the opposite side from other people, but that has not prevented him from reaching his dreams. This young Hispanic descendant suffers from a congenital condition...

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Melania Trump Decorated the White House for Christmas 2017 and Twitter Reacted

Melania Trump Decorated the White House for Christmas 2017 and Twitter Reacted

Decorating the White House for Christmas every year has been an important event for years. Every year, the First Lady a.k.a FLOTUS sits down with best designers and planners from all across the world to decorate the White House for Christmas and this year was no different. The wife of...

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Funniest Tweets on Faizabad Dharna

Funniest Tweets on Faizabad Dharna

Pakistani nation is emotional, energetic, lively and above all humorous. We as a nation have faced extreme dilemmas and set backs but one thing that has kept us going is our will to find hope and positivity in every situation. By now, almost every child and adult in Pakistan is...

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Faizabad Dharna in Pictures

Faizabad Dharna in Pictures

At least 139 people were injured on Saturday as clashes erupted between security agencies and religious groups who have held an 18-day-long sit-in at Islamabad’s Faizabad Interchange despite repeated requests by the government to clear the area. The crackdown ordered by the Islamabad High Court was launched after the last...

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The Chilling Breeze of Sindh is Attracting Visitors from All Across Pakistan

The Chilling Breeze of Sindh is Attracting Visitors from All Across Pakistan

KARACHI-As we all know that the Sindh has 5000 years old history, many Sufi saints lived in Sindh such as Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Sachal Surmust, Shahbaz Qalandar, Adam sultan and more left a message of peace also Sindh has another name “the land of Sufism”. unfortunately, most of the...

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Love Wins: The  story of the couple who had three minutes to get married on the border between Mexico and the United States

Love Wins: The story of the couple who had three minutes to get married on the border between Mexico and the United States

The day after their wedding, Brian Houston could only touch the tips of his wife Evelia Reyes’ fingers. They both got married on Saturday at the border between Mexico and the United States. The next day they could only see each other through the metal bars that separate both countries, without...

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10 Times Animals Showed What It is Like to Live as Hooman

10 Times Animals Showed What It is Like to Live as Hooman

Being Hooman is not easy. These animals are perfect depiction to show the daily struggles we face in daily life: When I Try to Raise my Voice in Front of my Parents 2. When I try to put on Make-up 3. When Someone tries to Flirt with me 4. When I roll with...

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How to deal with annoying coworkers

How to deal with annoying coworkers

  If you work in an office, you will probably have to meet people who are not the most suitable to enjoy the work environment. And this is something that we have all gone through, at least once. It seems that this type of companions only strives to make things more difficult,...

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“The whale that explodes”: the curious story behind one of the most viral videos in internet history

“The whale that explodes”: the curious story behind one of the most viral videos in internet history

The news seemed surreal and, for years, many thought it was an urban legend: a whale starring in an “explosion” in the middle of an American beach. But it really happened. It was in 1970. And two decades later, thanks to the internet, the story went viral … and it became an...

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8 unique world records that you can beat

8 unique world records that you can beat

What are you doing this weekend? If you do not have plans, you may want to achieve something that nobody has achieved before, and become a record beater. You do not have to score 5 goals in less than 9 minutes to overcome Robert Lewandowski’s feat as Bayern Munich striker last...

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The amazing ability of the sheep to recognize Barack Obama and other famous people

The amazing ability of the sheep to recognize Barack Obama and other famous people

What do former US President Barack Obama, actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Emma Watson and British news anchor Fiona Bruce have in common? The answer is in their faces. The faces of the four were recognized by a group of sheep in an experiment carried out by researchers at the University of Cambridge,...

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$25000 for a Taco: 10 Most Expensive Foods in the World.

$25000 for a Taco: 10 Most Expensive Foods in the World.

There are a lot of weird things happening in this world on daily basis which make no sense. However sometimes, human race goes an extra mile to prove that there is no price tag on what the heart wants. Recently a $25,000 taco was added in the menu of Grand Velas...

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