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Shy people 'surf more, disclose less' on Facebook

Washington, September 1 : A new study has found that shy people spend more time on Facebook but disclose less information.

'Support' essential to make relationships 'thrive'

Washington, Sept 1 : A new study suggests that healthy and meaningful relationships which have supportive individuals are more likely to thrive.

Now, pizzas that 'legally' help you get 'high'!

London, Sept 1 : Pizzas spiked with chemicals that can get people high is becoming a trend among pizzerias across the UK and in the north of England in particular.

Tea helps reduce non-cardiovascular death risk by almost a quarter

Washington, Sep 01 : A new study has revealed that drinking tea helps in curbing non-cardiovascular mortality by 24 percent.

Landscaping 'lean' offices with green plants can increase productivity by 15 pc

Washington, Sep 01 : A new, first-of-its-kind, study has revealed that designing the offices with green plants could increase productivity by 15 percent.

Eat your way to eight hours of sleep

London, Sep 1 : Try including rice, cheese and potato in your diet to help you get a good night's sleep.

App to help deal with emergency heart conditions

London, Aug 31 : Taking the right decision in a matter of seconds is crucial when dealing with heart attacks or acute heart diseases. The process will become a lot easier with the help of a new app.

Why men in uniform march in unison

New York, Aug 31 : In what could shed light on why soldiers march in step, researchers have found that men who walk in unison judge potential threats as less formidable than men who walk alone.

Be aware of power of pomegranate

London, Aug 30 : Pomegranate has many health benefits, and it can do wonders for one's skin too.

Global road mapping to balance development and conservation

Washington, Aug 30 : Did you know that over 25 million km of new roads will be built worldwide by 2050, encircling the earth more than 600 times? Keeping the above fact in mind, a study has created a global map for prioritising road building across the planet to balance the competing demands of development and environmental protection.

Women hooked to texting, men can't live without Facebook

New York, Aug 30 : Contrary to the traditional view that men are more invested in technology, a new study found that more young women are addicted to cell phones and even get agitated when it is not in sight.

Close relationships the basis of stress-free life

New York, Aug 30 : We all know that deep and meaningful relationships play a vital role in one's overall well-being but still, most of us are bereft of emotional bonding in life. It is imperative, therefore, to listen to your heart and stay close to those who love you the most.

Indian American scientist invented e-mail 32 years ago

Washington, Aug 30 : Know who is the inventor of e-mail? The credit goes to an Indian American V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai who received official recognition as the inventor of the computer program for electronic mail system from the US government Aug 30, 1982.

Simple thanks can help making new friends

Washington, Aug 29 : A new study has suggested that thanking a new acquaintance for their assistance can help one to make new friends.

Why it's tough to learn things revealed

Washington, Aug 28 : A new study has discovered why learning tasks can be easier said than done.

Millions of mites crawling on your face right now!

New York, Aug 29 : Are you aware that your face is brimming with living mites that feed on the oil our skin secretes and hide in tiny hair follicles? And no, they are not pooping on you as they store up all the excreta until they die!

Over half of urban Indians trying to lose weight: Study

New Delhi, Aug 29 : Though it has been estimated that 74 percent of urban Indians are overweight, a recent survey shows that their awareness is also increasing and more than half of urban Indians are trying to lose weight.

Beware! Cigarette substitutes bad for bones

Washington, Aug 29 : Are you trying e-cigarettes or other nicotine replacement therapies to overcome addiction to cigarette smoking? Be warned, as they are not as safe as you might have assumed, said a study.

Morning sex makes for a healthy start!

New York, Aug 29 : Mornings are not just perfect for jogging or quieter moments in the park. Try sex in the wee hours that will sure improve your otherwise dull and boring day like never before!

Why humans act 'selflessly' revealed

Washington, Aug 28 : A new study has found the reason behind human altruism.

'Self-deceived' over-confident people can fool others better

Washington, Aug 28 : A new study has revealed that over-confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are.

Serotonin deficiency may not be behind depression

Washington, Aug 28 : A new study has demonstrated that deficiency in serotonin, which act as a chemical messenger in the brain, leads to depression.

Marry short men for long-lasting marriage

Washington, Aug 28 : A new study has suggested that short men stay married for a longer period of time whereas tall men tend to marry more quickly.

Junk food reduces appetite for balanced diet

Washington, August 28 : A new study has found that junk food not only makes you fat, it also reduces your appetite for novel foods, which normally drives people to seek a balanced diet.

Tomato-rich diet reduces risk of prostate cancer by nearly 20pc

Washington, August 28 : A new study has found that men who take over 10 portions a week of tomatoes have an 18 percent lower risk of developing prostate cancer.

Why it's tough to learn things revealed

Washington, Aug 28 : A new study has discovered why learning tasks can be easier said than done.

Over-confident workers can put firms at risk

London, Aug 28 : Over-confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are, claim two Indian-origin researchers, adding that these individuals are likely to reach influential positions in their organisations.

Engage with babbling infants to improve language learning

New York, Aug 28 : How a parent responds to an infant's babbling can speed up the child's language development, new research shows.

The wave-like nature of skill learning

Washington, Aug 28 : Know why learning a new skill is easy for some while difficult for others? It depends on a fundamental constraint hidden in the brain.

People ready to shun drinking for smartphones!

New York, Aug 28 : If you cannot think of a life beyond apps which have replaced evening strolls and the morning cup of tea, read this: People are even ready to give up drinking and chocolates for gadget time!

WHO wants ban on use of e-ciggs indoors

London, Aug 27 : The World Health Organization has said that use of e-cigarettes should be banned indoors, while sale of the device to children should stop as well.

Foodies eat 30pc more at barbecues than at normal dinners

London, August 27 : A new study has shown that people eat three times more at a barbecue than at a normal dinner.

Couples who get 'high' on pot together engage less in domestic violence

Washington, Aug 27 : A new study has revealed that couples who smoked pot together engaged less in domestic violence.

Couples who smoke marijuana together a happier lot?

New York, Aug 27 : Similar to a drinking relationship, married couples who smoke marijuana together are less likely to be engaged in domestic violence, says research.

New e-service brings doctor to your doorstep

Kolkata, Aug 27 : Got a medical issue in the middle of the night but don't know who to call? Don't worry! A new website virtually delivers healthcare at your doorstep.

Attenborough and my experiment with the truth

By I. Ramamohan Rao, New Delhi, Aug.26 : In the passing away of Richard Attenborough on August 24th, I was reminded of my uncle and mentor U. S. Mohan Rao, who was associated with him in the making of the film on Mahatma Gandhi.

Role playing with dolls predicts future behavior of to-be parents

Washington, Aug 26 : A new study has suggested that parents who interact with an infant using a doll helps in predicting which couples might fight during co-parenting when their baby arrives.

Often wake up feeling confused? You may be suffering from sleep drunkenness

Washington, Aug 26 : A new study has explored a sleep disorder called "sleep drunkenness", which affects one in every seven people and causes episodes of waking up confused.

Couples' play with doll predicts parenting behaviour

Washington, Aug 26 : Parents who are ready to welcome a baby show a lot about their future co-parenting behaviour during pregnancy, reveals a new study.

Too much make-up not good for youngsters: Expert

Los Angeles, Aug 26 : Parents are being urged to ensure that their children aren't using too much make-up particularly if they're young as it can lead to major skin problems, says an expert.

Don't scare your kids from uncomfortable situations

New York, Aug 26 : How parents treat anxious kids actually decides if they will be able to cope with fear or not when they grow. The key here is to save kids from falling into the "protection trap".

Honeybees originated from Asia not Africa: Study

London, Aug 25 : Honeybees originated from Asia and not from Africa as previously thought, research indicates.

Use 'rule of thumb' to avoid over drinking

Washington, Aug 24 : A new study has revealed that using 'rule of thumb' while drinking wine can help people lower their alcohol consumption.

This nail polish detects 'date rape' drugs

New York, Aug 24 : Students from an American University have invented a unique nail polish that can detect "date rape" drugs in a drink.

Sibling bond is longest lasting relationship

London, Aug 24 : Do you know which is life's longest lasting relationship? It is the bond between siblings.

Gadgets harm social skills in kids: Study

New York, Aug 24 : Does your child have poor social skills? Limit his or her use of the digital screen.

Reason behind 'cow milk allergy' revealed

London, Aug 23 : A new study has unraveled what makes cow milk allergenic to children and in adults.

Checklist of 13 items not needed in college hostel

Los Angeles, Aug 23 : Healthy food items, favourite jeans and wine opener are among the 13 items that students definitely don't need to bring to college.

Fitness game apps rarely motivate people to exercise

Washington, Aug 22 : A new study has revealed about the popular trend of using fitness game apps to motivate people to exercise.

Now, celebrate your 'adultery' with 'Mistress' greeting-cards

London, Aug 22 : A new 'mistress card' range has been launched, which provides greeting cards for celebrating special occasions in an adulterous relationships.

Soon, 'human-like-skin' for aircraft that will help 'feel' damage

London, Aug 22 : A British defense contractor is developing a system that allows the exterior of aircraft to "feel" damage or injury in a way similar to human skin.

Negative feelings at work can be good and vice versa

Washington, Aug 22 : A new study has suggested that feeling bad at work can actually be a good thing whilst feeling good in the workplace can also lead to negative outcomes.

Women feel 5 years younger until 45

London, Aug 22 : A new poll has claimed that most women believe that they look five years younger until they hit the age of 45.

Its official! Women in red are more attractive to men

London, August 22 : Experts have found that women dressed in red are more attractive to men.

Say cheese if you want a mouth-watering pizza

London, Aug 22 : How sumptuous you find a pizza has a lot to do with how yummy the cheese looks.

Not just body, treat your partner as a whole

New York, Aug 22 : Are you among those who treat their partners in terms of how they can provide sexual pleasure rather than viewing them as complete human beings with thoughts and feelings?

Sitting is the new smoking, so get off your bottom (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi: A friend once called me "a fat, lazy slob". I chose to interpret this as a compliment. Denial has always been one of my strongest superpowers.

Ladyfinger to help ice cream last longer

New York, Aug 22 : How the humble okra or ladyfinger vegetable can help your ice cream last longer and hinder melting? Well if we believe scientists, okra extracts can be used as a stabiliser in ice cream.

Now, biodegradable plastic to be made from rice, parsley waste

Washington, August 21 : A new study has shown that it may soon be possible to make chairs, synthetic rugs and plastic bags from cocoa, rice and vegetable waste.

Why older adults have fragmented sleep patterns

Washington, Aug 21 : A new research has explained older adults have trouble sleeping because of a group of neurons are found to function as a 'sleep switch' in the brain.

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