The signs you can look out for to avoid burning out

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Burning out can be defined as “the extinction of motivation or incentive, especially where one’s devotion to a cause or relationship fails to produce the desired results.”

Around a year ago, I almost came close to burning out when I was working 13–15 hours a day on 2 remote internships and college work. I was lucky enough to recognize the signs early on and made necessary changes in my life to prevent myself from being completely burnt out before my career even began.

I used to be one of…


And what it means for the future of the economy and fiat currencies

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The value of Bitcoin has hit $57,704 at the time of writing this article. It has had a very unique story since its inception and had its ups and downs so far. However, over time its purpose and utility have changed drastically than what it was intended to become.

I’m sure most of you know the story and origin of bitcoin but for the uninformed, Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency invented in 2008 by a person or group of people under the name Satoshi Nakamoto. The…


Finding the sweet spot that works for you

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If you’ve ever used LinkedIn, you’d come across posts about work-life balance on a daily basis. Everyone has their own theory as to how many hours in a day should be dedicated to working and how many hours to spending on everything else. While it is pretty obvious that everyone is built differently and they have their own priorities, a lot of people seem to stick with their favorite influencer or entrepreneur’s idea of work-life balance.

For every Elon Musk who works anywhere between 80–120 hours a week with less than 5…


Tesla and SpaceX boss could be changing the fate of companies on purpose

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The latest “Gamestonk” tweet made by the tech billionaire caused a surge of 157% in Gamestop’s stock price. Gamestop’s stock was shorted by Melvin Capital, however, the subreddit WallStreetBets consisting of over 2.4 million members took charge and bought up stocks of the company to pump up its price which inflicted heavy losses on Melvin Capital. And the tweet by Elon only added fuel to the rising fire and more retail investors piled up on this opportunity.

Elon Musk has a habit of getting into trouble because…


How it can help you live life to its full potential

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This may be the first image that comes to your head when you think of meditation. A hippie or a monk sitting on top of a mountain meditating for hours to find inner peace. However, meditation is widely practiced by millionaires and billionaires alike and often consider that meditation plays a huge role in their success.

What is Meditation?

Meditation is a practice where an individual focuses the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity to train attention and awareness. Usually, the activity to focus on is breathing. This helps to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.

Meditation…


My journey from being in depression to finding myself again

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My life turned upside down in November 2019 when I broke up with my girlfriend of 2.5 years. I went into depression and started having panic attacks and anxiety. I stopped talking to most of my friends and distanced myself from everyone.

At the time, I was working as a developer intern for a startup. Usually, I loved the work and could spend hours coding away without complaining. But the breakup made me lose interest in everything including the job. That was definitely the lowest and darkest period of my life where I could not focus on anything and didn’t…


Adding an additional layer of protection to existing enterprise security

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Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began, people have started to work from home where they have little to no protection for their home networks. Hackers and malicious users have been taking a lot of advantage of this.

In 2020, 80% of companies in the US have seen an increase in cyberattacks. Ransomware attacks rose 148%. The monetary damage is projected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021. Cloud-based attacks rose 630% between January and April 2020.

This spike of attacks has definitely kept cybersecurity experts busy. However, it is impossible for any human to go through gigabytes of logs to…


And coronavirus is not to blame for that

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Around 93,000 jobs in Data Science are vacant at the end of August 2020 in India. Despite people being laid off in a lot of industries due to covid-19, data science, and analytics jobs have an increasing demand not just in India but across the world.

Although the vacant jobs have reduced from 109,000 in February to 82,500 in May 2020, we can see that the demand is consistent. 70% of these vacancies are for jobs with less than 5 years of experience. …


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I am sharing my journey from being an intern at a social media startup to a Tech Lead at a cybersecurity startup. I hope to inspire and motivate others on a similar path.

The Beginning

I started programming in high school and I was hooked from the moment I successfully ran my first hello world program in C. Up until college, I had made a few mini projects in C, C++, and Python.

After joining my undergraduate degree in Computer Science, a whole new dimension of Web Development and Data Science opened up. Now, my college’s curriculum was mostly theoretical like a…

Yashasvi Kumar

Programmer | Tech Lead | Cybersecurity Enthusiast | Traveller.

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