What are 10 or fewer good habits for a 24 year old that can make life better?

What are 10 or fewer good habits for a 24 year old that can make life better?

Answer by Dania Faruqui:

1. Learn to see and appreciate the good part of everything:
You hate the guy who smokes weed? Doesn't matter. But appreciate the fact that he's a fantastic designer. Try and learn something from him.

2. Stopping negative comparisons with peers who are/were doing better than me:
Being super jealous of the guy who got a better internship than me didn't help me at all. I focused on how he did that and it helped me.

3. Stopping myself from over-using Facebook:
Who has a cooler boyfriend, their branch has better scopes, my NIT isn't good, she's so pretty and other delusional things which upset me are no longer in my life.

4. Learning 3 new words everyday:
Believe me or not, a good vocabulary will help you in a lot of fields of life.

5. Reading a newspaper everyday without a gap:
It's good to be informed about what's happening in the world or the nation. Also, I read The Hindu and its editorial page always has a word whose meaning I don't know.

6. Learning to control my anger:
I learnt to control my anger through a lot of ways and it has helped me become a better person. A person with equanimity is always in a more favorable situation than a short-tempered person.

7. Avoiding bad company in college:
Not being distracted or wooed by a few people in hostel who motivate you to consume a lot of alcohol, miss classes and sleep the entire day is a gift. Yes, saying no to the typical "YOLO" thing and focusing on my career has been a good habit.

8. Getting over the past:
Lamenting over the past things is of no help at all. An ex-boyfriend, a silly mistake, an exam gone terrible or a spat with parents. Crying over anything won't help. Instead, I have learnt to learn lessons from the past and benefit from those.

9. Taking writing moderately seriously:
I like writing and we should always take time out for things we like. It's a feel-good factor.

10. Learning to accept the harsh truths of life:
Looks matter, karma may not pay, rich have it easier, luck plays an important role and other such facts which I had been denying to accept hitherto are all somehow true and I have acceded to these now.

What are 10 or fewer good habits for a 24 year old that can make life better?


What is the best website very few people know about?

What is the best website very few people know about?

Answer by Vipin Singh:

  1. screenr.com – record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube.
  2. ctrlq.org/screenshots – for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops.
  3. goo.gl – shorten long URLs and convert URLs into QR codes.
  4. unfurlr.com – find the original URL that’s hiding behind a short URL.
  5. qClock – find the local time of a city using a Google Map.
  6. copypastecharacter.com – copy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard.
  7. postpost.com – a better search engine for twitter.
  8. lovelycharts.com – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.
  9. iconfinder.com – the best place to find icons of all sizes.
  10. office.com – download templates, clipart and images for your Office documents.

For the full list please follow the link: The Most Useful Websites and Web Apps – Amit Aggrawal: http://www.labnol.org/internet/1…

The Best Of: Best Windows Software , Mac Apps , Linux Software , iPhone Apps,Android Apps,Websites ,Chrome Extensions Firefox Addons , Linux Distros

The Best Websites on the Internet: MakeUseOf has been reviewing the best websites and the coolest websites for years now

5000 Best Websites

A proper list of website,movies ,books & videos according to their universal rank


Useful Websites list of websites featured in the past that might come in handy

  1. Pixlr-o-matic – is close to Instagram
  2. http://tiltshiftmaker.com/ – Now you can easily transform your existing photos into tilt-shift style miniatures using
  3. Rainy Mood – Relaxing sound of rain with YouTube integration
  4. https://droplr.com/hello – The fast, simple way to share, generate instant share link
  5. https://www.couchsurfing.org/ – Travel the world Find local hosts to stay with in over 100,000 cities
  6. http://www.rome2rio.com/ – Discover how to get anywhere
  7. http://mouselock.co/ – Easily keep secure your mouse when you are away
  8. http://www.blockposters.com/ – Easily create any size wall post from any size image
  9. http://spamgourmet.com/ – You’ve found some cool free software you want to download but the site requires your email address before you can download the file. Are you concerned that, soon after signing up for the download, your email inbox will be inundated with unwanted spam emails? Don’t worry. There is an easy, free solution.

What is the best website very few people know about?

How can I prepare for interviews in any big software company like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Akamai, Microsoft, DE Shaw, Salesforce, Flipk…

How can I prepare for interviews in any big software company like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Akamai…………

Answer by Ayush Jain:

First of all, thanks for A2A.

Do this Page on geeksforgeeks.org. This site is very good if you want to prepare for any big company.

Many many good links for interview preparations are given below except the links from GeeksforGeeks.

If you want to practice Coding do this pdf by Ashay Raut religiously (Page on wordpress.com). I followed it religiously.

For HR Rounds, they will test your analytical skills and how you approach towards a very unique question. Refer this link for preparing for HR rounds : http://articles.sandhira.com/15-…#

Now, coming to the hardest part, logical aptitude and puzzles. Refer these links below. Don't waste too much time here. 3-5 questions a day is enough:
What are the standard puzzles asked in programming interviews?
Interview Questions, C, C++, Algorithms, Problem Solving, Logic, Puzzles, Technical Videos
Puzzles Interview Questions And Answers
Analytical Puzzles – Very Difficult

Several other technical question links for interview preparations which I referred. They are very important:
When will the worst case of MergeSort occur?
How do you set, clear and toggle a single bit in C/C++?
An important question(asked to me in Amazon-3rd round), so 3 links
What really happens when you navigate to a URL
What exactly happens when you browse a website in your browser?
What happens when you type a URL in browser
How Garbage Collection works in Java
Determine Page Table size for Virtual Memory
Aneesh Dogra's Blog
Heap Sort
How to divide a network into eleven subnets
Calculating Page Table Size
Page on cplusplus.com
Online CS Modules: Processes
No Virtual constructors but virtual destructor
Page on share-pdf.com
merge n coins with minimum cost to create one single coin
DBMS Normalization
Interview Questions, C, C++, Algorithms, Problem Solving, Logic, Puzzles, Technical Videos

Favourite technical question of interviewers. See the beauty behind O(nlogn) solution. The same question is given on GeeksforGeeks but that is not good compared to the solution provided here:
How to determine the longest increasing subsequence using dynamic programming?

This was asked to me in Amazon and D.E.Shaw both : Find nth highest salary
Why String is immutable or final in Java

Best resource for OS but do this if you want to revise and have read Galvin recently, don't start things directly from these, it is very big but it is the best there is. : Download Advanced Linux Programming
Do read about 'Zombie Processes' and 'Orphan Processes'.
Do the book Operating System Concepts by Galvin.

Best resource for Networks is the book by Kurose Ross.

For SQL, There is an android app named 'SQL Reference'. Install it in your smart phones. You will master in SQL in about 2 hours.


An additional advice: Don't use "don't". Suppose they ask you, "Are you good in C++?". Saying I don't know C++ is bad but saying I am a beginner (or an intermediate) in C++ will provide a positive impact.

The toughest question is "What is your dream company?"
This is a tricky one. Suppose you are giving interview for company X, then don't say that my dream company is X, the interviewer might think that you are being dishonest. Now, also don't say that my dream company is Y, where Y is better than X because in this case the interviewer might think that you will leave his company X if you get a job at company Y.
For example, you are giving interview for Microsoft, then don't say my dream company is Microsoft(Case 1) and don't say that my dream company is Google or Apple(Case 2) as Google/Apple is better than Microsoft. My answer would have been my dream company is 'Rockstar Games' because I love playing 'Grand Theft Auto' and I would really like to work in developing Grand Theft Auto. Now after hearing this, the interviewer will definitely think that you are being honest as you have admitted that you love playing games and it is difficult(nearly impossible) for Indians to get a job at Rockstar Games so there is no chance for you to leave Microsoft if he hires you. Now, start thinking about your dream companies as this question plays a key role in your selection and rejection.

Improving your CV
I read Prasoon Mishra's advice while making my CV. You can see it here ([TopTalent.in] Google, Facebook, Amazon, Walmart & PocketGems, All Fighting For Prasoon Mishra – GeeksforGeeks) and if you want to refer his CV, it is available here (Page on www.toptalent.in)

Famous Java Interview Questions (Lost the original link, I had to take the pics of my notes,see the google-drive link below)
Java Interview Questions

Dynamic Programming: GeeksforGeeks is the best and one more link for video lectures of DP is this :http://people.cs.clemson.edu/~bc…

I was a big StackOverflow fan so I used to spend a lot of my time there and it helped me greatly. I think you should also do so. Roam around the top voted questions and try to read all the answers there, you will learn many new things from each new answer.
This is the link to my StackOverflow profile for your reference : User Jerky

All the best for your preparations.
The path to any big company is difficult but you will feel it very easy at the time of your interviews if you do the above things.
Code Well and Code Smart and again all the best. 🙂

P.S. Keep checking for edits regularly and let me know if any of the above link is not working and you can also recommend some links in the comments if you feel like.

EDIT 1: I got many messages regarding the number/name of companies in which I sat and number of rejections I faced so I've answered it here in detail: Ayush Jain's answer to What are some of the most memorable interview experiences you have come across?

EDIT 2: These 2 pdfs are also important :
1. C3.pdf
2. Operating systems interview questions.pdf

How can I prepare for interviews in any big software company like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Akamai, Microsoft, DE Shaw, Salesforce, Flipk…

Life Lessons: When do you know your life has changed?

Life Lessons: When do you know your life has changed? by Neha Seth

Answer by Neha Seth:

When do you know your life has changed?

When do you know your life has changed? You never stay in one place forever. There are different stages in life, aren't there? And there are certain triggers we all go through, when life makes these shifts and we realize life has changed a lot. Here are some of them:











– See more at: When do you know your life has changed?

Source : http://beerhacks.blogspot.com

Life Lessons: When do you know your life has changed?

OurMine Hacked TechCrunch Website

Breaking News

Recently OurMine Hacking Team played their game on TechCrunch Website and It’s Social Media Accounts.



This is message Hackers left on TechCrunch.com “Hello Guys, don’t worry we are just testing techcrunch security, we didn’t change any passwords, please contact us on https://ourmine.org/news/contact-us ,Thanks”



Previously , Google’s CEO Sundar’s Accounts hacked by OurMine Team ….


Let’s see who going to stop OurMine’s atrocity ?

Tips to Break Your Smartphone Addiction

  • Considering Alternatives to Using Your Cell Phone – Example Scenario :Buy Hardcover books instead of PDF
  • Change your mobile notification settings – Disable all the notifications which is related to social networks and social apps
  • Set long password for your mobile – you may get frown to unlock your mobile each time with long password , once i used password “pleaseleavemealone”
  • Set short screen lock time – You can change it in settings . 20 sec screen lock time time is recommended
  • Dislike funny,troll related Facebook pages/Twitter accounts/WhatsApp Groups
  • Monitor your cell phone usage , you can do it with some free apps. Ex : QualityTime(Android app) etc….
  • Put your phone away – Maintain distance with mobile
  • Keep busy!  – Keep engage yourself with some interesting works like writing,reading etc ….


These are the ways i tried to stop my addiction , if you have any other tips feel free to share 🙂




What can you learn in one minute that will be useful for the rest of your life?

Now we are going to learn awesome and useful YouTube tricks, surely it will be useful.


YouTube Tricks

1 ) How to download audio of YouTube Video:

Replace “youtube” with “listentoyoutube” in the URL to download the audio of the video.

Example :

Youtube url : www.youtube.com/watch?v=meVfCx14-G4

To Download Audio of above mentioned video :


2 ) How to Download YouTube Video:

Replace “youtube” with “ssyoutube” in the URL to download the video in any quality available.

Example :

Youtube url : www.youtube.com/watch?v=meVfCx14-G4

Download Youtube Video : www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=meVfCx14-G4

3 ) How to Play YouTube Video Repeatedly:

Replace “youtube” with “listenonrepeat” in the URL to repeat the video automatically .

Example :

Youtube url : www.youtube.com/watch?v=meVfCx14-G4

Repeat the Youtube Video : www.listenonrepeat.com/watch?v=meVfCx14-G4


4 ) Skip Signin to confirm your age

To skip the You tube’s “Signin to confirm your age” message like on video

Example :

Just Change the URL from

P.S : This trick works in Chrome , I’m not sure about other browsers


5 ) Navigate within YouTube Video:

Pressing keys 1 through 9 will seek the video to 10%, 20% and so on up to 90% of the playback duration.

If the video is of 10 minutes, pressing 2 will seek the video to 2 minutes. i.e., 20% of the total playback duration!!

Pressing ‘K‘ will pause the video, and ‘J‘ will seek the video to 10 seconds before, and ‘Lseeks 10 seconds further!!!


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