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6 Tech Traps We All Fall Into (And How To Avoid Them)

By: Lindsay Holmes


Technology can be a beautiful thing: It connects us to our family across the country, it exposes us to captivating stories, real and fictional … but it also has its downsides.

Admittedly, we’re all a little guilty of indulging in our devices too often, whether it’s checking our texts one too many times while we’re out to dinner or just wasting precious minutes dissecting our old roommate’s new romance. Luckily, there are ways to avoid these pitfalls in order to approach life in a more mindful manner. Below are six tech traps we constantly get sucked into and how to fight your way out of them. Take that, smartphone addiction.

1. Snapping a picture of the moment instead of savoring it.


That sunset may be beautiful, but if you’re not truly enjoying it — without your phone — you may not really remember it. Research suggests that our phones aren’t the best cameras, our memories are. A 2013 study revealed that people who took photos of art remembered less about the work than those who just stopped to soak it all in. And while photos are an incredible way to preserve a memory, we shouldn’t be experiencing every important moment in our life through a screen. Next time, let the mind do the image capturing.

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Documentary: Risking it all – Congo (Video)

info-pictogram1 Things are hopping at the road terminus in Lubumbashi in the Congo. Traders throng around the only available transport; hoping to get a lift to sell their goods in the town of Bukama.

Eugene is one of the few truckers willing to risk the notorious road.

We follow Congolese lorry drivers who must navigate their trucks, laden with goods and passengers, through jungle floods where a journey of a few hundred miles takes a month.
More documentaries…

Wives of the Prophet (Mothers of the Believers), A Model for all women

Why did prophet Mohammad (pbuh) marry many wives, by Shahid Khan

Women Around The Messenger, Muhammad ‘Ali Qutb. Translated by. ‘Abdur-Rafi’ Adewale Imam

Khadijah bint Khuwaylid

Aishah bint Abi Bakr 

Hafsa bint Umar 

Sawda bint Zama 

Zaynab bint Khuzayma 

Umm Salamah Hind bint Abi Umayya 

Zaynab bint Jahsh 

Juwayriya bint al Harith

Umm Habiba Ramla bint Abi Sufyan

Safiya bint Huyayy 

Maymuna bint al Harith

Maria al Qibtiyya


99 Names of Allah (SWT)

Al-Asma-ul-Husna ( اَلاسْمَاءُ الْحُسناى ) The 99 Most Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah the Almighty

He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

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All Terrorists are Muslims Except the 94%


By: Loon Watch


According to a study released by Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “the terrorist threat posed by radicalized Muslim-Americans has been exaggerated.”

Yet, Americans continue to live in mortal fear of radical Islam, a fear propagated and inflamed by right wing Islamophobes. If one follows the cable news networks, it seems as if all terrorists are Muslims. It has even become axiomatic in some circles to chant: “Not all Muslims are terrorists, but nearly all terrorists are Muslims.”

”Muslims and their “leftist dhimmi allies” respond feebly, mentioning Waco as the one counter example, unwittingly affirming the belief that “nearly all terrorists are Muslims.”

But perception is not reality. The data simply does not support such a hasty conclusion. On the FBI’s official website, there exists a chronological list of all terrorist attacks committed on U.S. soil from the year 1980 all the way to 2005. That list can be accessed here (scroll down all the way to the bottom).


Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Soil by Group, From 1980 to 2005, According to FBI Database

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Nouman Ali Khan: The Responsibility of All Muslims (Quran Weekly)


info-pictogram1 Allah sent Messengers to humanity so that we wouldn’t have any excuse in front of Allah.
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Mufti Menk – What Do I Gain With All This Pain? (Video)

info-pictogram1 Mufti Ismail Ibn Musa Menk of Zimbabwe. The University of Bradford Islamic Society Presents: What Do I Gain With All This Pain?
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If a person commits a crime, it is unjust to paint all those of the same race, nationality or religion with the same brush.

gb copy If a person commits a crime, it is unjust to paint all those of the same race, nationality or religion with the same brush.
es copy Si una persona comete un delito, es injusto para pintar todos los de la misma raza, nacionalidad o religión con la misma brocha.
nl copy Als iemand een misdaad pleegt, is het onrechtvaardig om al die van hetzelfde ras, nationaliteit of godsdienst schilderen met dezelfde borstel.
fr copy Si une personne commet un crime, il est injuste de peindre tous ceux de la même race, la nationalité ou la religion avec la même brosse.
de copy Wenn eine Person ein Verbrechen begeht, ist es ungerecht, alle, die von der gleichen Rasse, der Staatsangehörigkeit oder der Religion mit dem gleichen Pinsel malen.
CN67867 Rúguǒ yīgèrén fànle zuì, zhè shì bù gōngzhèng de huà nàxiē xiāngtóng de zhǒngzú, guójí huò zōngjiào dōu jùyǒu xiāngtóng de shuāzi.
Sweden Om en person begår ett brott, är det orättvist att måla alla de av samma ras, nationalitet eller religion med samma pensel.
rus7897 Yesli chelovek sovershayet prestupleniye , eto nespravedlivo risovat’ vse te zhe rasy, natsional’nosti ili religii pod odnu grebenku.
4523turkey Bir kişi suç işlerse, bu aynı fırça ile aynı ırk, milliyet veya din tüm bu boya haksızlıktır.
images Se una persona commette un reato, è ingiusto dipingere tutti quelli della stessa razza, cittadinanza o religione con lo stesso pennello.
indonesiaID Jika seseorang melakukan kejahatan, tidak adil untuk melukis semua orang dari ras yang sama, kebangsaan atau agama dengan kuas yang sama.

Omar Suleiman: LOVE (A Lecture for ALL Brothers & Sisters)

info-pictogram1 Lecture from the ‘Sand Dunes Tour’ that visited Hertfordshire, Wolverhampton, Sheffield, London and Birmingham in January 2012.
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