Chapter 4: Elara from Goldkin Estate
Read Chapter 1 here: Read Chapter 2 here: Read Chapter 3 here: Chapter 4: Years passed, and Elara grew into a woman of depth, her days filled with work and her passions. From dabbling with web design to graphic design, she eventually found her safe space with writing. She carried on working in the corporate world, filling in shoes of roles within marketing departments and everything else under the sun - but her heart knew that writing for her go-to thing, and she quietly would write whenever time permitted.
Is Success Luck or Hard Work?
During the unprecedented era of the COVID-19 lockdowns, a headline swiftly gained momentum across various platforms: "Nearly half of men say they do most of the homeschooling... ...three percent of women agree." This headline isn't raised here to spark a debate on who shoulders the most responsibility, but rather serves as a vivid illustration of a psychological phenomenon known as egocentric bias. This cognitive bias, prevalent among most individuals, manifests in the tendency to overestimate one's own contributions while underestimating the contributions of others. This tendency is pervasive, permeating various aspects of human behavior and perception.
I woke, surprised and stunned to find myself in bed, in my adult body, and assaulted by the impertinent and shrill call of my wake-up alarm.
Introduction: In the vast landscape of anime, few series have captured the hearts of viewers quite like "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba." Beyond its breathtaking animation and intense battles, the series has resonated deeply with audiences due to its portrayal of the unbreakable bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood. Through the characters of Tanjiro and Nezuko Kamado, "Demon Slayer" showcases the power of love, trust, and unwavering support between siblings, inspiring viewers to reflect on the importance of these relationships in their own lives.
Tips on how to study effectively
During the arduous journey of medical residency, aspiring physicians are immersed in a world of intricate techniques, complex surgeries, and life-saving procedures. The stakes couldn't be higher; the difference between success and failure often boils down to the ability to recall these crucial skills swiftly and accurately, as lives hang in the balance. Reflecting on the pivotal role memory plays in such high-pressure situations, a groundbreaking research study conducted in 2006 aimed to unearth the secrets behind optimizing learning among surgical residents, particularly in the context of suturing arteries—a skill that demands precision and expertise.
BUILD A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
ude acts as a living thread that weaves together moments of joy, flexibility and contentment. It is the compass that guides us through trials and triumphs, lighting the way with optimism and hope. Although challenges may arise, developing a positive attitude allows people to navigate life and difficult issues with grace and resilience, turning obstacles into opportunities for growth and fulfillment.
In a groundbreaking 2019 research endeavor, a cohort exceeding 400 participants embarked on a journey to unravel the intricacies of a cryptic, fabricated language. Entrants were tasked with deciphering three sets of enigmatic symbols, each pair posing a distinct query such as discerning the representation of animate entities versus inanimate objects. Subsequently, following a brief intermission, participants encountered the same rune pairs, albeit with questions reversed—challenged to distinguish between living and non-living entities. However, unbeknownst to the players, a clandestine mechanism governed the proceedings: the responses furnished during the initial phase dictated the attributions of the symbols in the ensuing round. In the initial phase, participants were either bestowed with unerring validation irrespective of their responses or compelled to confront unrelenting failure. Consequently, at the juncture of the interlude, every contender found themselves on an equal footing, with identical reservoirs of knowledge to draw upon in the subsequent round. Yet, despite this ostensibly level playing field, the victors of the preliminary phase ascended to the summit of proficiency, while those consigned to failure found themselves mired in a perpetual cycle of inadequacy.
How to make smart decisions
In a seminal 2011 study, researchers delved into the intricate dynamics of parole decisions by meticulously tracking a cohort of judges. These judicial arbiters were tasked with the weighty responsibility of determining whether incarcerated individuals deserved a shot at parole. While one might intuitively assume that factors such as the severity of the crime, the duration of the sentence, and the conduct of the prisoner would overwhelmingly dictate the outcome, the researchers unearthed a startling revelation: the timing of the parole hearing wielded an outsized influence on the judges' rulings. Astonishingly, inmates who appeared before the parole board in the morning were significantly more likely to be granted parole compared to their counterparts who underwent review in the afternoon, even when their criminal offenses and sentences mirrored each other in substance and gravity.
I Don't Want To Die
Have you ever stopped to think about the effect that you will leave behind you when it is time to say goodbye? I'm not talking about fearing of the end, but more about the desire to make an effect an impact, a mark to be remembered for something good.
What's Your Daily Horoscope?
Take a look at your daily horoscope below. You can read it right here or open it in the app. You may be handling a few more problems now than usual, Aries. Maybe you have experienced a few personal disappointments too. That does not mean, however, that the universe is out to get you, or even that you have entered a period of bad luck or something along these lines. Setbacks are part of life, and sometimes they are a blessing. Take a close look today at recent issues and see if there is anything you can learn from them or if they can somehow be used to make your life better. It is likely you will find something you can improve on if you try to analyze it.
What’s Your Monthly Horoscope?
Take a look at your monthly horoscope below. You can read it right here or open it in the app. Something that you have been planning for a long time - or at least thinking a lot about - is on the verge of coming to fruition. You have been waiting for something to happen, Aries, and this month it may begin to unfold - or at least the opportunity may open up to you. The chance may arise suddenly, but before you take it on, you need to make sure you have all of your "ducks in a row." If you have been planning a strategy, that's great. But if you have only been thinking, you do have a head start, but you will need to have a more concrete plan of action. Get going as soon as possible. Something about your lifestyle is in the midst of changing. This most likely has to do with your social life. This is a good thing, even though it might be a bit awkward or intimidating. There are new people and new chances to socialize opening up in your world, and you need to be more agreeable to getting out there than you have been. There are some fabulous people you can meet, both personally and professionally, that can help with your work or business goals. You aren't exactly shy, but you need to push yourself to get out and about even when you aren't in the mood. Be sure to pay extra attention this month to the state of your well-being. If you have been overly stressed, you need to take a few steps back and start putting your physical and emotional life first for a change. You should find that if you keep your well-being "top of mind," your energy will improve and your happiness will return in full force.
What's Your Weekly Horoscope?
Take a look at your weekly horoscope below. You can read it right here or open it in the app. This is a great week to get back in touch with an essential contact or someone who can connect you to one. This may be about a job or perhaps about gaining access to a resource you need to do something you have been striving toward for some time, dear Aries. The original communication may have been quite some time ago, and it has been all but forgotten. No matter how much you have to offer, your name may have fallen off the radar. This is a chance to get back on track and to make it happen. Someone's demands on your time may be throwing your schedule off a bit early this week. As you know, this can throw off everything you have planned, even if the distraction only takes a brief amount of your time. This may seem to be turning into a habit, so you have to address it right away. You could announce ahead of time that you will not be able to do this again, so that it won't have such a dramatic effect on your schedule in the future. You might want to start the weekend early on Friday because of the chance to do something special with a friend. This could be the start of a fun-filled weekend.