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Irrespective of race, gender, culture or nationality the one thing common among all individuals is the need for success. However, the definition of success is different for each person; for some it could be a stable relationship, developing a bond with your spouse or parent while for others it could be fame, wealth and good health. People might have different reasons for achieving success, for some it’s a security, while other just want to live a comfortable and financially stable life. We all have people to look up to, people we admire and people who inspire us to become successful and better humans. These people could either be a parent, a teacher, a friend or a famous personality. I strongly believe that if you want to become successful in life, all you have to do is follow in the footsteps of these inspiring people.

Following are 13 tips from world’s most successful people that will change your life:

Oprah Winfrey:

According to Oprah if you want success in life, you have to familiarize yourself with failure. Learn to accept defeat, and only then you can touch new heights. She believes in aiming for excellence in whatever you do and give your best in all situations.

“I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you have enjoyed the process.”- Oprah Winfrey

Being rejected for not having a television presence, Oprah did not give up on her dreams. Successful people strive for higher goals, they believe in the win-win situation. You either succeed or learn from your failure. There is no loss in her dictionary.

Mark Zuckerberg(Change your life):

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We’re all familiar with the world’s most famous social networking site’s founder Mark Zuckerberg and his story of success. Drop out from world’s most prestigious university Harvard, Mark currently with a net worth of $37 billion was determinant to achieve success and never give up. If you’re looking for someone who can change your life then listen to him.

In a recent interview when he was asked one advice for being successful, all Mark had to say was; Don’t Give Up.

“At first you don’t succeed, change something and then try again.” – Mark Zuckerberg

Shah Rukh Khan:

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Shahrukh Khan is one of the most inspiring people in Bollywood. Born and raised in a middle-class family, SRK never let his head hit the skies. One of the most humble and a courteous actor of his time, King Khan have a few words of success for his followers that he lives by:

“Stand by what you believe in. People who mind don’t matter and people who matter won’t mind.” – SRK

While addressing his fans in a recent interview, he suggested people believe in their dreams and stay loyal to them. The important people in your life will always support you and stand by you. He also explained why looking for shortcuts might be a long way out. The only way you can succeed is through patience and hard work. Success does not come overnight to anyone.

Michelle Obama:

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I’m sure we all agree how we look up to Michelle Obama for inspiring women and standing up for girls’ education rights. Raising two beautiful daughters herself, Michelle wants to see young women succeeding and making their mark in all fields. In a recent interview when asked about her secret of success, Michelle shared,

“I believe if women want to be successful in life they need to know what they’re passionate about. No matter what you dream to achieve, you have to believe in it and believe in yourself. My aim is to encourage young women to be confident about them and work hard to achieve their goals. A few people in my life told me Princeton was out of my league, and going to Harvard will be impossible for me. I’m glad I did not listen to them and proved them all wrong.”

“Women are strong enough to achieve whatever they set their faith in. There is no limit to what you dream. We all should unite and empower each other in becoming a better person every day.”

Great lesson for change your life, right?

Bill Gates:

 

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What’s better than receiving a few pieces of advice from the richest man in the world himself? Founder and owner of Microsoft, with a net worth of $76 billion, Bill Gates is one of the most successful men in the world. But success did not come easily to him. Just like every ordinary person, Gates had to go through a lot of struggles to become the person he is today. Bill started working with computers at the early age of 13. He suggests young people to start working on their dreams early in life.

“When you start early you get immune to people saying you can or you can’t. By the time you reach adulthood people start noticing your work, till that time you would have learned to ignore all the negativity around you.”

He also suggests engaging in partnerships. Even if you are the sidekick you will learn about entrepreneurship and it might open new doors of opportunities for you.

J.K Rowling:

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Before becoming the author of world’s famous wizard book, Harry Potter, and selling approximately 450 million books around the globe, J.K.Rowling was a single mother living on state benefits and trying to make ends meet. She inspires people to think out of the box and never be too afraid to be creative and follow their dreams, she didn’t either. She released 7 books in the series and also published a few other novels under pseudonyms. She encourages young people to write and strive for success, her most encouraging words state:

“Do not quit out of fear or rejection”

Without effort your talent is useless. Polish your talent and make the most of it. You might fail once, but do not quit. Get back up and start again. Something good will always come out of it.

Jack Ma:

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Self-made CEO and founder of Alibaba group, Jack Ma with a net worth of more than $20 billion did not let success cloud his vision. He is an inspiration for aspiring billionaires and new entrepreneurs.

He tells young people to, “Enjoy Life.”

“I always tell my employees to enjoy life. You are not here to work but to enjoy. We unite here to make things easier for each other and not to work.  If you spend your whole life working, you will eventually regret it. Life is to enjoy and help other people. If your ultimate goal is money, you might want to set new goals for yourself.”

Sachin Tendulkar:

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Also known as India’s Cricket God, Sachin Tendulkar retired from cricket after 24 years. Sachin a.k.a Little Master is one of the most successful batsmen of his time. One rule that Sachin lives by and would advice all his followers to follow too, is to believe in the power of prayer. In an interview he spoke highly of his mother saying;

“I swear I don’t know how she tolerated me as a mischievous child. She started praying for me when I started playing cricket. All she did was pray and pray and I think it is because of her prayers and blessing, I am this person today.”

Evan Spiegel:

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The CEO and Co-founder of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel became famous when the 100 million people were reportedly using the application and sharing pictures and videos. At the age of 26, Evan advice young people to pursue their dreams, irrespective of age.

“Age is just a number, you have a goal, and you pursue it. Set visions and believe in them. Nothing can come between you and your dreams, other than the explanations you give yourself.”

Evan entered Forbes 400 at the age of 25, declared as the world’s youngest billionaire.

Imran Khan (Change your life):

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An aspiring politician, tenacious cricketer and a successful entrepreneur, Imran Khan with his charming and inspiring personality is a role model for many. From winning the first world cup for Pakistan to establishing the first Cancer Hospital in Lahore, Imran Khan is the most down to earth person, you’ll ever encounter.

He believes, “Success and Victory are not the same things in his eyes.”

“Success is the achievement of goals, whereas victory is the daring and doing the impossible. To stand out of the group you have to believe in your instincts stay alert at all times. It all depends on how well you utilize your abilities.”

Hilary Clinton:

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Wife of President Bill Clinton, Hilary Clinton served as the First Lady of the United States and U.S. Senator of New York from 2001 to 2009. Hilary inspired million of people with her fierce personality.

She suggests young people, “Be fearless and never back down. Do not be scared of anyone, and do not be afraid to speak your mind out. In order to survive in this world you have to be resilient, find your drive and be direct in all matters”.

Amitabh Bachchan:

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Amitabh Bachchan is a great example of the quote; “Fortune favors the brave”. He shows us how fruitful struggle can be. If you work hard and stay true to your roots, everything will be according to your plan.

“Change is the nature of life. But challenge is the future of life. So challenge the changes. Never change the challenges.”- Amitabh Bachchan

Jackie Chan (Change your life):

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Jackie Chan inspires us to believe that there are happy endings. He lived the example of rags to riches and is now a role model for his followers.

He believes practice makes you perfect, the more you practice the better you get at everything. He trained himself in martial arts and also learned to speak 7 different languages, considering the fact he never made it to school, due to poverty.

“Our best fight is the one we avoid.”- Jackie Chan

 

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Here Are 13 False Pregnancy Myths to Help All Mothers-to-Be

There are many myths and misconceptions attached to pregnancy. Here are some of the most commonly believed in myths and reasons why they are not true:

1. Wide Hips Can Make Childbirth Easier:

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When people talk about wide hips in the context of childbirth they are usually referring to a wider ilium. However, the distance between the iliac crests and the size of the birth canal are totally unrelated. During childbirth, it is the hole in the middle of the pelvic bone that counts and it can be big or small irrelevant of the size of the hips.

2. The Size And Shape Of The Belly Can Tell Whether It’s A Boy Or A Girl:

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Most people try to guess the gender of the baby by looking at the shape of a pregnant woman’s belly. Although it will make things quite easier if it were true but it is not. The size and shape of the belly are affected by the size of the fetus and its position in the womb.

3. Frequent Ultrasounds Are Unsafe For The Baby:

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There is no scientific backing to the myth that getting an ultrasound could harm a mother or her unborn child. People often confuse ultrasound with radiation. Ultrasound is just high-frequency sound waves which produce an image on the screen after bouncing off of the fetus and are safe.

4. It’s Bad For The Baby To Lie On Your Stomach:

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The baby is well protected inside the muscular uterus and lying on the stomach would not harm it, as long as it feels comfortable.

5. Running While Pregnant Is Bad:Image result for pregnant woman running shutterstock

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Becoming pregnant does not mean you should give up running. As long as you have a safe pregnancy and your doctor gives you a go ahead, it is completely fine for you to continue running.

6. Morning Sickness Only Happens In The Morning And During The First Trimester:Image result for morning sickness shutterstock

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Majority of the pregnant women suffering from nausea but only a small percentage of it suffer it in the morning. It can be an all day thing and while for most women it does end after the first trimester for some it can go on until the time of delivery.

7. Lifting Your Arms Above Your Head Could Strangle The Baby:Image result

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Lifting your arms around your head cannot cause the umbilical cord to wrap around your baby’s neck. In fact, none of your movements can have an effect on the position of the umbilical cord and a lot of babies are born with the umbilical cord wound around their neck and is easily removed by the doctor.

8. You Would Have To Get Rid Of Your Cat:

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Cats can be the carrier of a rare birth defect causing disease called toxoplasmosis. However, this does not mean you have to say goodbye to your pet as soon as you get pregnant. It is recommended to avoid cleaning the litter box and if you do not have anyone to do it for you wear gloves while doing it and immediately wash your hands afterwards.

9. Pregnancy Is The Best Time Of The Life For All Women:

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The general conception goes round that being pregnant is the happiest time in a woman’s life. In reality, many pregnant can feel stressed, afraid and general feelings of unhappiness. A small percentage of women even suffer from symptoms of depression. This can happen due to the changing hormones in a woman’s body which ultimately affect the brain and mood center. If a woman experiences depressive symptoms it should be treated as it can have adverse effects on the health of the mother and baby.

10. It Is Okay To Drink Once In A While:

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When you drink alcohol while pregnant, so does your baby as it can pass freely through the placenta. This can increase the baby being born with some physical or mental birth defect. While it is hard to determine the safe amount of alcohol that can be consumed without harming the baby it is best to stay away from alcohol altogether during the course of pregnancy.

11. You Lose All Your Pregnancy Weight During The Delivery:

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The extra pregnancy weight gain is due to the amalgamation of the weight of the baby, placenta, breasts, the increased volumes of blood and body fluid in the body and some extra fat. While the weight of the baby, placenta and amniotic fluid is immediately lost after the delivery, it takes a couple of weeks to lose the weight gained by fluid and also fat depending on how much you gained.

12. A C-section Is The Easy Way Out:Image result

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When it comes to delivery there is no easy way out. Many pregnant women believe that a C-section is the less painful and safer way of delivery. However, in reality, a c section could be pretty painful as well the only difference is you feel the pain after the baby had been born, unlike the vaginal birth. It can also pose complications later and is only recommended by doctors when the benefits outweigh the dangers.

13. The Fetus Is Unaffected By The Outside Events:

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For a long time, it was believed that babies are born oblivious to their outside environment. In truth, babies can hear sounds and recognize their mother’s voice while inside the womb. They are also able to detect light and taste the food by licking the placental wall.

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Here Are 24 Tweets That Prove Pets Change Lives for the Better

Pets are amazing. They can easily become your best friend and these hilarious tweets prove that there is never a dull moment with them:

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Doesn’t looking at these make you want to get a pet.

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People Had Varying Opinions on This Artist Impression of “Realistically Proportioned Disney Princesses” and We Thought You Should Be Able To Form Your Own.

People’s opinions around the world often vary because of the different circumstances they live in. And living in a world with so many different kinds of people often means that they’ll conflict on matters from time to time. Something similar happened when an artist posted a picture of a what he thought “Realistically proportioned” Disney princesses would look like.

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The following comments followed and one woman, in particular, had a strong response,

 

several people seemed to agree with her,

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Other people soon started appearing in the comments box with their own opinions, an artist gave his expert opinion,

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This commenter made us all aware that Disney had been wrong in several respects,

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People continued discussing what body acceptance really was;

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Tell us what you think about the realistically proportioned Disney princesses in the comments!

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