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4 things you didn't learn in driver's ed

4 things you didn't learn in driver's ed

SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association)Humans don't "rise to the occasion."

Instead, we fall to our level of training and experience. Archilochus, a Greek soldier–poet, wasn't thinking about driving when he said this 2800 years ago. But my experience as a race driver, driving instructor, and parent of teen drivers says he could have been.

I teach at...

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How Muslims around the world celebrate the month of Ramadan

How Muslims around the world celebrate the month of Ramadan

SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association) — If you were expecting kebabs and more kebabs, think again. Food served during the Islamic observance is as diverse as the Muslim world itself. Ramadan, which lasts one month and falls on July 20 this year, focuses on spirituality and inner reflection, with observers fasting from just before sunrise to sunset.

The...

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Mathematician: Ibn Sina (Avicenna)

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SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association) — Abu Ali al-Hussain Ibn Abdallah Ibn Sina was born in 980 C.E. at Afshana near Bukhara. The young Bu Ali received his early education in Bukhara, and by the age of ten had become well versed in the study of the Qur'an and various sciences. He started studying philosophy by reading various Greek, Muslim and other b...

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Some simple tips to improve brain function

Some simple tips to improve brain function

SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association) — A healthy brain not only improves memory and concentration, but it also reduces the risk of many neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other brain related ailments. In addition, a better functioning brain also helps sharpen your concentration and intellectual skills. Brain functions reduce...

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Speaking English means more money in Middle East

Speaking English means more money in Middle East

SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association) — Speaking a foreign language, especially English, can mean at least two to three times the amount of money earned in the Middle East compared to those who are not fluent in a foreign tongue, a new Euromonitor International and the British Council in Egypt study revealed.

According to the findings, foreign languages...

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