Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Canon EOS 6D Launches in UK

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Canon UK has announced that the Canon EOS 6D full-frame digital SLR camera will be available from this weekend at a range of retailers across the country. Priced at £1799.99 for the body only (£1,959.99 with the EF 40mm STM and £2,519.99 with the EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM lens), the Canon EOS 6D is the lightest and most affordable full-frame Canon DSLR to date; featuring a 11-point AF system, 20.2-megapixel sensor, integrated Wi-Fi and GPS.


Canon Press Release
The EOS 6D, Canon’s smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR, will be available in stores from this weekend
Those looking for a powerful, full-frame imaging system and superior low-light performance in a compact, robust and lightweight body need to look no further. The EOS 6D will be available from this weekend at a range of retailers across the country with an RRP of £1799.99 for the body.
Two kit versions will also be available:
EOS 6D + EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM £2,519.99
EOS 6D + EF 40mm STM £1,959.99

The model creates a new entry point into Canon’s full-frame line-up and for the first time Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity are included. The EOS 6D is perfect for those who want greater control over depth of field and its full-frame CMOS sensor and light weight it makes it ideal for travel, portrait and landscape photographers.

Key features:
·      Full-frame 20.2 Megapixel sensor
·      Tough, lightweight construction
·      Max ISO 25,600 (expandable to ISO 102,400)
·      11-point AF sensitive down to -3EV
·      GPS records your location
·      Wi-Fi file transfer and remote control
·      Full-HD video

Thursday, 8 November 2012

My Review on the book "The Bankster" by Ravi Subramanian




Title: The Bankster
Authour: Ravi Subramanian
ISBN: 978-81-291-2048-9
Genere: Fiction
Pages: 358
Rating: 5/3.5

Back cover of the book In Angola, In Kerala, In Mumbai which creates much curiosity to read this book. The center point of this book is Greater Boston Global Bank (GB2) of Mumbai.

This story is a mixture of gangsters, blood diamond and Bank. It’s a suspense thriller. This is the first time I am reading Ravi Subramanian and also about banking system. Also the author is winner of 2008 Golden quill readers choice award for the book The Incredible Banker. The title of the book is very symbolic “Bankster” it’s a combination of two words Bank and Gangster.

The story is about Banking system where fraudulent accounts are made. And from this fraudulent accounts money are being transferred to overseas, and that money are being used in Blood Diamond business. Somewhere I think Ravi Subramanian has stretched the novel, i.e. Apples iCloud descriptions and also somewhere same matter have been repeated many times. Also I must say language of the book is simple but the hinglish i.e. mixture of Hindi and English is bit too much I doesn’t like that. After reading the book one can say that there are many fraudulent acts are being done in the banking systems. Also now a days NGOs cannot be trusted. In the names of NGOs blood money are being transferred. 

A heartily thank you to blogadda, who have given me an opportunity to review this book by Ravi Subramanian, an authors signed copy. Finally I will recommend this book to thriller lovers and also to whom those who love banking, its an interesting read.     

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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Nikon Coolpix S800c Review

Nikon Coolpix S800c Review Image


Buy a Coolpix S800c 16 Megapixel Compact Camera - White (3.5" Touchscreen OLED - 10x Optical Zoom - Optical, Electronic IS - 4608 x 3456 Image - 1920 x 1080 Video - HDMI - PictBridge - HD Movie Mode)


The Nikon Coolpix S800c is the first ever camera to use the Android smartphone operating system. The S800c is also Wi-Fi enabled with a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 10x optical zoom, built-in GPS and a 3.5-inch OLED touchscreen. The 25-250mm Nikkor lens has Vibration Reduction, while the S800c allow users to upload photographs and movies to their social networks, including Google+, Facebook and Twitter. The Nikon Coolpix S800c is available in white and black for a suggested retail price of $349.95/£379.99.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Review

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Review Image

The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS is a super-zoom bridge type camera that sports a 30x, 24mm wide-angle zoom, lens, 16 megapixel resolution, 3 inch LCD screen, 720p movies, full manual controls and a Digic 4 processor. Other standout features include a Smart Auto mode that detects 32 scenes, ISO 100-1600, Zoom Framing Assist, and a range of Creative Filters. Priced at the £279 / $329.99 mark, the Canon SX500 is available in any colour as long as it’s black.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Canon EOS-5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body, 22.3 Megapixels

Canon 5D Mark III: Picture 1 regular
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Pro HDSLR the Long-awaited successor to groundbreaking Canon 5D Mark II 

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is an HDSLR designed to build on the unprecedented success of its predecessor, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. The 5DMII broke new ground in the world of HD video, offering true high-resolution, cinema-quality video capture for the first time in a DSLR, and started a resolution in cinematography that continues to this day. The 22-megapixel Canon EOS 5D Mark III offers new autofocusing, metering and sensor technology and incorporates feedback from professional users to take this legacy to an entirely new level. 

Key features:

• Full frame 36x24mm, 22 megapixel CMOS sensor ISO range 100-25600, expandable to 104,200. 

• 14-bit A/D conversion 

• Shutter speeds 1/8000-30 seconds 

• 63-zone dual layer iFCL Metering 

• Exposure compensation in +/- 5 stops in 1/3 or 1/2-stop increments 

• 61-point high-density reticular AF with up to 41 cross-type points 

• 3.2-inch LCD finder with 1.04 million dot resolution 

• 1080p HD video capture in AVI, RAW, H.265, MOV and MPEG-4 

• Manual exposure control and multiple frame rates in videos 

• CF and SD card slots 

• 6fps burst rate HDR mode Magnesium-alloy body, 

• enhanced dust and weather resistance 

• New customizable controls 

• Electronic level 

• Claimed shutter durability of 150,000 cycles 

• Slilent & Low vibration modes 


Canon 5D Mark III Includes

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body
  • Eyecup Eb
  • Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS5DMKIII
  • Camera Cover R-F-3
  • Stereo Video Cable
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-200U
  • Battery Charger LC-E6
  • Battery Pack LP-E6
  • EOS Digital Solution Disk
  • Software Instruction Manual
  • Canon 1 Year Limited Warranty


Friday, 12 October 2012

Google Offers Free SMS Service Via Gmail In India


Gmail Free Sms
Search giant Google has launched free SMS service for users of  its free email serviceGmail and paid email service Google Apps, in India. The Gmail SMS feature is now accessible to Indian users along with 51 other countries in Asia, Africa and North America. Google had first made this feature available to its users in some African countries in 2011.
The service allows users to send SMSes to mobile phones from chat windows. Responses to the SMSs will appear as replies in Gmail Chat and conversations will be stored in users’ Chat history, like regular chats. This feature was activated for Indian users on October 10.
People who do not wish to receive SMSs sent from Gmail Chat can block future messages from the sender by replying to the message with the word ‘BLOCK’ and later if they wish to continue receiving messages they can reply to the message with ‘UNBLOCK’.While sending SMS from Gmail Chat to phones is free, responding to Gmail SMSs from the phone may incur standard SMS charges.
If Gmail Chat SMS recipients in India do not wish to receive any messages on SMS from any Gmail user, they can stop the service from sending them messages by texting ‘STOP’ to +918082801060. To reactivate the service they can SMS ‘START’ to the same number.
In India the free Gmail SMS service is available on eight major mobile service operators: Aircel, Idea, Loop Mobile, MTS, Reliance, Tata DoCoMo, Tata indicom and Vodafone (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal & Andaman and Nicobar, Assam, North East).

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Review

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Review Image


The Canon PowerShot SX160 is a portable high-zoom digital compact camera. It features a 16 megapixel sensor, 16x optical zoom which is image stabilised, manual modes for controlling shutter-speed and aperture, digital effects and it takes AA batteries. Priced at around £140 / $229.99, the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is available in Red, Black and White.

Friday, 5 October 2012

iPhone 5 Coming To India Around Diwali?


As per unconfirmed sources, Apple, is keen this time to launch its new iPhone 5 in India as early as possible. It appears that Apple has started taking India market seriously and also mulling to open few exclusive stores if it gets necessary approvals from Indian Government.
The reason for bringing iPhone 5 to India is that festival season is starting in India few days from now and this would be ideal time for Apple to introduce their iPhone 5 during this time to get advantage of holidays buying. Moreover, many corporates would select this newly launched device for gifting purposes during Diwali.

Apple iPhone 5

Keeping in view of upcoming launch of iPhone 5 in few weeks from now, Apple India has slashed the prices of its iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 models. The iPhone 4S 16 GB model isnow available for Rs 41,400, a reduction of Rs 3,100 from its earlier price of Rs 44,500.The company has also slashed the price of the iPhone 4 (8 GB) by Rs 9,600. The phone, which was earlier available for Rs 37,900 is now available for Rs 28,300.
Another good news for Apple enthusiasts is that Rupee is trading today at five month high of approx Rs. 52/- against US Dollars and this will be crucial element to fix the price of iPhone 5. As per our estimate, the price of iPhone speculated earlier by many blogs and tech writers will be reduced by approx.  Rs.1500 to Rs. 2500, if INR continues to get gain against US Dollar. In other words, the starting price of iPhone 5 should be around Rs. 43,000 as per today’s rate of exchange.
India is a very price sensitive market and of late Samsung has priced its new smartphones be it Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note II below Rs. 40,000. Apple can’t afford to keep its prices too high as they will have to face tough competition from Samsung’s Galaxy range in India, which is very popular here. Moreover, Nokia’s flagship Lumia 920 is also round the corner and expected to be launched in India in November. This colorful device on Windows 8 platform will also pose serious problems to iPhone 5. Besides, other Android leaders like HTC, LG and Sony have recently announced their new smartphones in India, which are getting rave reviews. Apple will have to factor in all these developments before arriving at convincing prices.



Nikon Coolpix S4300 Review



Nikon Coolpix S4300 Review Image

The Nikon Coolpix S4300 is a point and shoot digital compact camera. It has a 16 megapixel sensor, 6x optical zoom, 720p movies and a 3 inch LCD touch-screen. Designed for the happy snappers, the S4300 has easy to use functionality and comes in a variety of attractive colours. Priced at £99.99 / $169.95, the Nikon Coolpix S4300 is available in red, black, silver and white.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Heaven is for Real


My Review for Heaven is for Real Deluxe EditionA Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

By Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent 
Published by Thomas Nelson


Title: Heaven is for Real A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back Delux Edition

Author: By Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
Publisher: Thomas Nelson 
ISBN: 978-0-8499-4836-7
Genre: Religion/ Christian life / Inspirational / Non Fiction
Source: booksneeze
Rating: 5/5


I had seen this book all over the place. It had been in the news and all over the media. When I saw that it was available for review as one of the choices for Thomas Nelson Book Publishers blogging for books program Booksneeze I knew that it would be the next title that I was going to review. I got a complimentary copy of Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo from BookSneeze.I am very glad that booksneeze has given me an opportunity to write of this New York time’s No.1 best seller book. 

 

I began reading Heaven is for Real, I could not put it down until I finished it. I loved reading this book. I have read both the books. This book is about a little boy Colton who had a burst appendix and on the verge of death, he visited Heaven. He was supposedly there for 3 minutes, but time as we all know in Heaven is very different from that on earth. Upon waking up from his operation and for years later, Colton frequently surprised his parents with statements concerning Heaven. Colton’s story begs to be told and is written by Colton’s father.

 

I enjoyed the book very much, it was a sweet story of a kid who got to witness a glimpse of what heaven is really like, and I think even that’s extraordinary in itself. I have first completed the children version. This is definitely a good read, for someone who may have lost faith. A must read book.





Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Nikon D600 Review

Nikon D600 Review Image

The Nikon D600 is a new full-frame digital SLR camera featuring a 24.3-megapixel FX format sensor, 39-point AF system, 14-bit analogue-to-digital conversion and a glass prism optical viewfinder with 100% frame coverage. Weighing in at 760 grams without a battery, the Nikon D600 is the lightest FX format DSLR camera Nikon has ever produced. Other highlights include a shutter unit designed for 150,000 actuations, an ISO range of 100-6400, extendible up to 25,600 and down to 50; dual SD card slots with SDXC and UHS-I support; a dual-axis virtual horizon; in camera HDR exposure blending; and Full HD video capture at a variety of frame rates, with the ability to output an uncompressed live video stream to external recorders. The Nikon D600 is available now for £1734.95 / €2385.99 / $2,099.95. It is also sold in a kit with the AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens for £2148.95 / €2981.99 / $2,699.95.





Sunday, 30 September 2012

eBay Selling iPhone 5 At Premium – Would You Like To Buy?


In today’s fast pace of technology when the new gadgets are flooding the market every other day, there are still crazy people who are so impatient that they can’t afford to wait for their desired gadget to arrive in scheduled time and pay the premium to grab it at the first available opportunity. To take advantage of this impatience and craze of few hyper buyers, some unscruplous traders are bringing new iPhone 5 in illegal manner into India and are selling at almost the double the price to make quick bucks.
Even online shopping portal – eBay has started selling the new iPhone 5 at a premium and has listed the following prices on its website:


  • Apple iPhone 5

    • 16 GB  for Rs 59,990
    • 32 GB  for Rs 67,990
    • 64 GB  for Rs 76,990
    Apple is expected to launch its new iPhone 5 officially in India in November or latest by December, 2012. Currently, this device is available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK, and was released in 22 more countries on September 28, 2012. Apple has sold more than 5 million units of the iPhone 5 in the three days after it hit stores.
    But the question here is that is it worthwhile to pay premium to buy a smartphone even if it happens to be iPhone 5? No sane person would like to shell out hefty premium to buy a device, the sole purpose of which is to send and receive calls and use some apps. There are plenty of other good devices available in the country like Samsung’s Galaxy series, LG’s Optimus and Sony’s Xperia series of smartphones. Even if somebody is die-hard Apple fan then he or she should wait for official launch and should buy this device from an authorised dealer for warranty implications.
    Moreover, Nano SIM card which is used in this device are still not available and as far as our knowledge goes, the same will be provided by service providers through authorized dealersonly. Even if you buy iPhone 5 by paying premium, you would not be able to use it. So, if you are ready to pay  premium for a small piece of aluminium and glass then go for it and block your precious money!

    Thursday, 27 September 2012

    GE X600 Finally Launches in UK

    News image




    The GE X600 is a new super-zoom bridge compact camera. The X600 has a 26x zoom with a focal range of 26-676mm, a 14.4 megapixel CMOS sensor, 1080p Full HD video recording, 5fps burst shooting, an electronic viewfinder and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. The GE X600 is scheduled for delivery mid-October and will be priced around £149.99.
    General Imaging Press Release
    After an exciting couple of weeks of Photokina, you didn’t think it possible to have yet more news!
    Compact and weighing only 354g the GE X600 is no lightweight!
    The GE X600 Bridge Camera Power ProSeries
    London, UK 25th September, 2012.  General Imaging announce the arrival of the GE X600; building on the success of the previous camera’s in their Power Pro series the X500 and X550.  The X600 offers even higher performance than the previous models andwill be available across Europe from October. The camera is small 104.1mm x77mm x 71.6mm weighing only 354g but is no lightweight and packs some powerful features:
    - GE 26x Wide Aspherical ED Lens (Optical Zoom 26-676mm)
    - 14.4 CMOS advanced Aptina™ A-Pix™ technology
    - High performance 1080p Full HD video recording (30fps)
    - High Speed Movie- 120 fps
    - High Dynamic Range+
    - Object Tracking
    - Large 2.7 inch LCD
    - Electronic view finder
    - Li-ion battery
    Gary Sutton, General Imaging UK Country Manager, said, As consumers continue to demand more for their money, we continue to offer the latest digital cameratechnology at competitive prices.
    The advanced Aptina™ A-Pix™ CMOS provides powerful processing capabilities and enables a continuous shooting rate of up to 5 frames per second at full resolution, as well as the improved High Dynamic Range+ mode, where three consecutive exposures are taken, optimized and combined into one perfectly exposed photo.
    The camera is loaded with a wide range of shooting modes including the Multi-Exposure, which combines six successive actions shots in to one image.
    Powered by a lithium ion battery which according to CIPA testing, will deliver 240 shots from a full charge, a 26mm – 676mm ED lens and packed with powerful shooting modes and on board functions, this is the ideal camera for the more serious enthusiast photographer.

    Tuesday, 25 September 2012

    10 countries with cheapest petrol prices


    10 countries with cheapest petrol prices

     

    A research conducted by Evans Halshaw revealed the cheapest countries in the world for petrol. (Data credit: Evans Halshaw)




    10. Iran
    Price per litre: Rs 18.41
    Cost (Spending) per month: Rs 2223.40

    9. Algeria
    Price per litre: Rs 14.90
    Cost per month: Rs 1799.94

    8. Kuwait
    Price per litre: Rs 14.90
    Cost per month: Rs 1799.94

    7. Turkmenistan
    Price per litre: Rs 14.90
    Cost per month: Rs 1799.94

    6. Libya
    Price per litre: Rs 13.15
    Monthly cost: Rs 1586.89

    5.Bahrain
    Price per litre: Rs 13.15
    Monthly cost: Rs 1586.89

    4. Qatar
    Price per litre: Rs 10.52
    Cost per month: Rs 1270.39

    3. Saudi Arabia
    Price per litre: Rs 8.76
    Cost per month: Rs 1058.87

    2. Egypt
    Price per litre: Rs 7.89
    Cost per month: Rs 953.44

    1. Venezuela
    Price per litre: Rs 7.01
    Monthly cost: Rs 846.93

    Tuesday, 18 September 2012

    Canon EOS 6D vs Nikon D600 - Key Differences

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    Within the past few days, both Nikon and Canon have announced new “full-frame” - or “FX format” in Nikon speak - digital SLR cameras that are more affordable than any other comparable and currently manufactured model in the two manufacturers’ line-ups. So far we’ve only had a brief encounter with each new camera - namely, the Nikon D600 and theCanon EOS 6D -, so we cannot deliver any in-depth reviews just yet (much less declare which one is “better” than the other); but in order to help you get a clearer picture of how they compare to each other specifications-wise, we’ve compiled a handy little table summarising the key differences between the two models, based on information available to us at the time of writing.



    Do note that the table highlights the key differences only - keep in mind that the two cameras have a lot more similarities, ranging from the ~24x36mm size of their sensors to their top shutter speed of 1/4000th second.

    Monday, 10 September 2012

    Google Maps India now features free turn-by-turn navigation and traffic data

    Google Maps for India got updated with much awaited free turn-by-turn voice instructions and traffic data features. Android users can download the updated Google Maps Navigation (Beta) for free and receive navigation and live traffic information. The live traffic data is available for major cities and comes from a variety of sources, including government agencies, private data providers, and users of Google Maps who send anonymous traffic data utilizing the crowdsourcing feature.
    Google Maps India



    While navigation feature is only available to Android users now, live traffic data is accessible on desktop as well as iOS Google Maps application.
    Traffic updates India on iOS



    Thursday, 6 September 2012

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 Review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 Review Image

    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 (also known as the DMC-FZ60) is a new super-zoom bridge camera featuring a wide-angle 24x zoom lens and 16 megapixel MOS image sensor. Successor to the year-old FZ48 model, the Panasonic FZ62 compact also offers a 3-inch 460K-pixel LCD screen, 1080i Full HD movie recording in AVCHD formats at 50fps, 10fps burst shooting, ISO range of 100-3200, 3D stills, a range of creative effects, built-in stereo microphone, Power O.I.S anti-shake system with Active mode, Intelligent Auto mode for beginners and full manual shooting modes. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 is available in black and retails for £349.99 / $399.99.

    Wednesday, 29 August 2012

    Samsung ST200F

    Samsung ST200F Review Image

    The Samsung ST200F is part of the Korean company’s Performance range of digital compact cameras. Featuring a 16.1 megapixel CCD sensor, 10x optical zoom, Wi-Fi connectivity and Motion Photo which creates the new Cinemagraph craze, the ST200F also has a 3 inch Intelligent LCD screen, optical image stabilisation and HD video recording. Available in black, plum or red, the Samsung ST200F officially retails for £189.99 / $199.99.

    Wednesday, 22 August 2012

    10 ways to boost your happiness


    Happiness tip 1: Watch a comedy movie

    We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine, and if you’re feeling down in the dumps then this is definitely true. Laughter can not only release pent-up emotions, but it also produces endorphins to boost your mood. Furthermore, research has found that laughing burns calories and boosts heart health too. To get your happiness levels up and boost your wellbeing too, pop in a comedy DVD next time you’re feeling down.


    Happiness tip 2: Eat yourself happy

    While our outlook often changes based on external factors, if your mood is often low it may be that you are suffering from a nutrient deficiency. Research has found that having low levels of omega-3 fatty acids (which are essential for good brain health) increases risk of depression and negativity, while research by Kuopio University in Finland found that taking B vitamin supplements could help treat depression. Try choosing foods rich in these nutrients to eat away the blues. 

    Happiness tip 3: Get outdoors

    Research has shown that low levels of vitamin D can contribute to mood disorders and depression. While vitamin D can be found in some foods or taken as supplement, one of the best sources of the mood-boosting vitamin is sunshine, which helps the body to create vitamin D. To boost your supplies of vitamin D, try to spend 10 to 15 minutes outdoors two to three times a week during the summer months.


    Happiness tip 4: Have a workout

    For an instant happiness boost when you’re feeling blue, try hitting the gym or heading out for a brisk walk or run. Exercise releases chemicals in the brain such as endorphins and anandamide which can boost your mood and leave you feeling great. Not only that, exercise is also good for boosting confidence levels and increasing self-esteem.


    Happiness tip 5: Try aromatherapy

    While many of us think of aromatherapy as an aid to relaxation, there are also many oils you can use to boost your happiness and help alleviate depression. Good aromatherapy oils to leave you uplifted include bergamot, geranium, neroli and jasmine. To lift your mood, try adding a few drops of these oils to water and burning on an oil burner, or create or purchase a room spray containing these essential oils.

    Happiness tip 6: Take a risk

    To get the endorphins going and give your confidence a boost, try challenging yourself on a regular basis. While we don’t advise you to put yourself in any danger, if there is something you have been putting off for a while out of fear, now is the time to bite the bullet and see it through. Whatever your fear – be it asking out that special someone, joining a gym or applying for a job abroad – conquering your fears will leave you feeling great as well as helping you achieve your dreams.
     

    Chocolate


    Happiness tip 7: Talk it out

    If you are feeling seriously down and have been feeling low for a while, it is important to seek some help to get through this difficult phase. Seek out a friend or counsellor to listen to your problems, or visit your GP if you think you may be suffering from depression. No matter how bad you feel it is important to remember that you are not alone and there is no shame in seeking help. As they say, a problem shared is a problem halved, and even talking through your issues can help them seem less overwhelming.


    Happiness tip 8: Schedule in regular treats

    To boost your happiness and satisfaction of life, it is important to make the most of those little things that boost your mood. Make a list of the day-to-day things that make you happy – such as having a catch-up with a friend, drinking hot chocolate in bed, or listening to your favourite song –and make sure you schedule one of these treats into every day. Planning regular treats not only gives you something to look forward to, but it can also subtly improve each day.


    Happiness tip 9: Do something selfless

    It is easy to get bogged down in our own problems, so every once in a while it is good to put our issues to one side and help someone else feel happy instead. Whether you want to take on a long-term volunteering role, make a donation to charity, or improve the happiness of someone you know with a thoughtful note or gift, making an effort to make someone else smile is a great way to get some perspective, take your mind off your problems and increase your sense of purpose and fulfillment.


    Happiness tip 10: Set yourself a goal

    Whether you aspire to get fit, obtain that dream job or learn how to cook something other than toast, most of us have something we long to achieve during our lifetime. Rather than putting off your dreams until a perfect moment which may never come, take some positive action and make a plan of how you will achieve your goal starting today. Having something to work towards will not only distract you from your problems, it will also reignite your passion for life and increase your excitement for the future.