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The Greater Mithila.....

Maithili, an Eastern Indic language, is spoken in Mithila. Maithili has previously been considered a dialect of both Hindi and Bengali. Today Maithili, is recognized in the Eighth Schedule of Indian official languages. Maithili sounds sweet and soft to outsiders, who often cannot tell whether an argument is taking place.

The Mithila region is rich with culture and traditions. People respect their parents, believe in peaceful life and have a strong belief in God. They worship the goddess of Power Durga. Every home of Mithila has own God or Goddess named Kuldevta. They generally live in larger families. The Hindu festivals are widely celebrated: Holi, Diwali, Durga Puja, Chhath and Shivratri.
A Mundan ceremony in Mithila.

The Mundan ceremony is a very popular tradition in Mithila. A child's hair is shaved for the first time, accompanied by bhoj (a party) and (sometimes extravagant) celebrations.

The Maithili marriage traditions are important to the people and unique to the region. The c…

Workout Motivation Tips

There will be days (everyday?) when you don’t feel like doing your workout.

Sometimes you don’t want to get out of bed.

Sometimes you don’t want to leave your office because you feel like there are too many deadlines (but this is when you need a workout the most!).

Sometimes you don’t want to end story time with the kids only to head down to the basement gym.

It even happens to me.

But I knew how I’d feel like a million bucks after the workout.

And in the end, I know I can’t let myself become “soft” and start skipping workouts. I have to lead by example.

But if you are set on achieving a goal, then when it’s workout time, come heck or high water you’ve got to bear down and do the job.

Workout Motivation Tips

1) Reward yourself. Finish your workout and treat yourself to a magazine, a TV show, some extra time with your family, some new songs for your IPOD, or even a little extra time for yourself.

2) Or set up a punishment for missing workouts. Skip the workout, put Rs.100/$20 into a jar to spend…

5 rules for a long and healthy life.

1. Eat A Variety of Foods especially Fruits and Vegetables.
It's ok to eat cake and ice cream sometimes but your best choice it to eat a lot of different things. Then you are more likely to get all the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Try this to get your 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day: 1/2 cup of strawberries on your cereal in the morning, 10 baby carrots and two broccolis at lunch, a cup of fruit juice and a 1/2 cup of salsa and chips for snack.

2. Drink WATER and MILK most of the time.
When you are thirsty, cold water is the best to drink. You also need a lot of calcium in your diet and milk gives you that. It is ok to have 100% juice but don't drink too many sodas or sugary drinks.

3. Listen to your Body.
When you eat make sure you know when you are full. Eating too much can make you uncomfortable and make you weigh too much. If you are full - then don't eat.

4. Limit your Screen Time.
This means don't spend too much time in front of the TV, playing video…