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If you click on "images" after searching for "medicine side effects", you will notice a t-shirt with a message that goes, "I take medication for diabetes which is a side-effect from my high BP which I got from taking sleeping tablets due to insomnia caused by anxiety which I got from a tablet given for chronic fatigue ....".

I am one of those guys. I was given steroids and azathioprine for Myasthenia Gravis (auto-immune deficiency). The steroids increased my HBA1C (a measure of average blood sugar) levels, increased my anxiety levels, among other things*. The azathioprine affected the shape of my RBCs, reducing my haemoglobin content. This has been my life since Sep. 2012 (freefincal was started four months before).

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A napkin drawing is a rough sketch drawn to effectively communicate an idea. It is called a napkin drawing or a back-of-the-envelope sketch because it can be done anywhere. Carl Richard's napkin drawings are famous and he is an inspiration for me to attempt the same.

A visual representation of a complex fact can be quite convincing. The ideal napkin drawing requires zero context. Unfortunately, mine is nowhere near that good. So permit to offer a sentence or two in explanation. This is my third attempt.

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Dear friend, can we please take a moment to recognise that the art of doing nothing is dead? We are no longer capable of sitting still for a short while without reaching for our mobile phones, computer, or the television. The art of idling has breathed its last and perhaps the end began as much as ten years ago.

We were simply too caught up in our work, caught up with taking selfies, caught up with social media that we probably never noticed that we have lost the wonderful ability to do nothing.

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Donalds Trump's comprehensive win over Hillary Clinton came as shock to people outside the US. However, if we dig into why a majority of US citizens preferred Trump to Hillary, it becomes clear that despite his nasty personality, the layman could understand what he was trying to say and it resonated with ground level problems that Americans face - which we outsiders can probably never perceive.

I watched the ABC's coverage on the US elections and here some snapshots and tidbits that give us an insight into Why Donald Trump won the US presidency!

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Here are ten interesting facts about how the US President is elected along with some easy-to-understand official resources on how the US elections are carried out. These are links that I came across while trying to learn more about the US electoral process.  Before we begin, I would like to point out that a clear winner need not emerge even if votes after polling on Nov. 8th indicate one!

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