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Husbands, not children ruin women's careers

Melbourne, Nov 23 : A new study has revealed that high-achieving women are not meeting their career goals they set for themselves in their 20s because of their husbands, and not children.


Workers of small, locally-owned firms show more loyalty

Washington, Nov 23 : A research reveals that employees who work at small, locally-owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty towards their employers.


In Rajasthan, a cradle which saved over 100 female infants (Human Interest Feature)

By Gaurav Sharma, Udaipur, Nov 23 : Nearly three years ago, Radha, an infant then, was found lying in thorny bushes in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh district. The palm-sized girl child was badly bruised and almost dead. Today, Radha is a chirpy curly-haired girl with big eyes. She could have been another case of female infanticide in Rajasthan which, as per independent statistics, reports 2,000 such cases every day - startling as the figure may sound.


Why you can't say no to a date with the unsuitable

Toronto, Nov 23 : New research says that some people are so concerned about hurting the feelings of their potential romantic dates that they end up accepting unsuitable dating partners - flouting their own set of dating criteria.


Now, 'chocolate lager' to cater to beer lovers and chocoholics' cravings

London, Nov 22 : A new 'chocolate lager' has been launched for the Beer drinkers with a sweet tooth, it has been revealed.


New campaign seeks new word for 'female masturbation'

London, Nov 22 : A new campaign has been recently launched in order to find a term for "female masturbation," it has been revealed.


How tweets can gauge unemployment levels

London, Nov 22 : How people tweet during day and night can be used to gauge unemployment levels, a new study suggests.


How to have healthier grocery shopping

London, Nov 21 : The grocery store can be a tricky place and even the most knowledgeable shoppers can end up putting mistakes in their cart. But with a few tricks up your sleeve, it's not all that tough to make smart decisions at the store.


Now, a shot glass to let you enjoy boozing without cringing at the taste

Washington, Nov 21 : Two entrepreneurs have come up with a unique shot glass that will help you to avoid those awkward facial contortions brought on by taking the first sip of alcohol.


Soon, your vagina may smell like 'peaches'

London, Nov 21 : A company is planning to develop a product that will make your vagina smell like peaches.


Keep on running if you want to stay young

Washington, Nov 21 : A new study had claimed that if you want to stay young, running may be the best way to do it.


Female bosses likelier to be more depressed than male counterparts

Washington, Nov 21 : Women who have authoritative responsibilities at job have more symptoms of depression than men, says a new study.


Modern hand dryers spread more germs

London, Nov 21 : Modern hand dryers are worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs, according to new University of Leeds research.


To get hired, tone down political references on CV

New York, Nov 21 : Rather than improving your chances of getting hired, including your political leanings within your resume may actually put you at a disadvantage in your job hunt, new research says.


Unravelling the process of going to sleep

New York, Nov 21 : Sleeping is a gradual process and researchers have now developed a method to estimate the dynamic changes in brain activity and behaviour during the transition from wakefulness to sleep.


Call for worldwide action to confront gender-based violence

London, Nov 21 : A new study has suggested that a worldwide action is needed to address the hidden crisis of violence against women and girls.


Daydreaming, reality run in opposite directions

New York, Nov 21 : While tracking brain activity in people who imagined scenes or watched videos, researchers have discovered that as people daydream, its path through the brain runs opposite reality.


Guide to winter skincare

New Delhi, Nov 20 : Fight winter woes by using beauty oil, cream cleanser and not relying on toner when the temperature drops.


Here's how much kids cost their folks before they turn 10

London, Nov 20 : A new survey has revealed that Brit kids cause more than 2,000 pounds worth of damage around the house by the time they reach the age of ten.


People with 'eye for emotions' earn more in jobs

Washington, Nov 20 : Researchers have found that people who recognize their co-workers' emotions easily and have caring attitude, are better paid at jobs than the ones who don't.


Men more likely to help women wearing high heels

Washington, Nov 20 : A new study has found that men are more helpful towards women in high heels than those wearing flats.


Women bosses more prone to depression

New York, Nov 20 : Job authority increases symptoms of depression among women but decreases them among men, a study from University of Texas at Austin finds.


Eye for emotions ups your earnings

London, Nov 20 : People who are good at recognising the emotions of others earn more money in their jobs, new research shows.


Failed marriage bad for older couples' heart

New York, Nov 20 : Older couples in a bad marriage - particularly female spouses - face a higher risk of heart disease than those in a good marriage, finds the first nationally representative study of its kind.


Kashmir assembly: Dice loaded in favour of Valley

By Vijay Kranti : Probably the Jammu and Kashmir assembly in India is the only elected house in the world which keeps 24 of its seats vacant in the name of one of its erstwhile regions that is now disputed territory -- what is known as Pakistan-occupied Kashmir or PoK. That is why voters in the state elect only 87 representatives in a house of 111 legislators.


Tough jobs may protect memory

London, Nov 20 : If you hate your job because it requires complex work with other people or data, you may now discard the negative thoughts as researchers have found that complex jobs help people retain their memory and thinking skills even after retirement.


Ladies! High heels bring men to their knees

London, Nov 20 : If you need help from men on the road, wear high heels. This is the message from a new study, revealing that how the height of a woman's shoe heel influences how men behave towards her.


Terrorism can hamper fertility

London, Nov 20 : A significant study has revealed that on average, terrorism decreases fertility - reducing both the expected number of children a woman has over her lifetime and the number of live births occurring during each year.


Young males who drive big cars likelier to survive head-on collisions

Washington, Nov 19 : A new study has revealed that the driver's chance of survival was increased by driving a vehicle with a higher mass, driving a newer vehicle, being younger, being a male, using a seatbelt and having the airbag deployed in the crash.


Rewards help us learn and remember better

New York, Nov 19 : Rewards help us to learn and remember better -- this was proven in a study where mere sips of apple juice, provided to volunteers as rewards, were shown to overcome a psychological phenomenon known as retrieval-induced forgetting (RIF).


Rely on your parents when it comes to shopping

New York, Nov 19 : Researchers from the North Carolina-based Duke University found that older adults seem to use extra brain power while make shopping decisions.


'Brain training' work wonders for the elderly

Sydney, Nov 19 : A new study shows that engaging older adults into computer-based brain training can lead to improvements in memory, speed and thinking skills.


It's grooming time for grooms this wedding season

New Delhi, Nov 18 : Wedding day is special not only for the bride but also for the groom. But men are often neglected as the glowing bride takes away the spotlight. To grab all eyeballs on the most important day of your life, it's time to get to work.


52 pc of men think they'll be richer single

London, Nov 18 : A new survey has revealed that 52 percent of men believe that they'd be financially healthier without a better half.


Oxford Dictionaries honors 'vape' as word of the year 2014

London, Nov 18 : The word 'Vape' has been recently announced as the international word of the year 2014 by the Oxford Dictionaries.


Surname matters! How last name can get things going in your life

Washington, Nov 18 : A new study has revealed that having the right surname, which reveals that you descended from the "in" crowd in the England of 1066, will help you get good things in your life socially.


'Social status more strongly inherited than height'

London, Nov 18 : The social status of your ancestors still exerts an influence on your life course, a Britain-based study says.


Financial rewards help smokers kick the butt

Washington, Nov 18 : Offering small financial incentives doubles smoking cessation rates among socio-economically disadvantaged smokers, especially women, says a new research.


Live longer with less sex and plant-rich diet

London, Nov 18 : As most of us struggle to juggle work commitments with the demands of family and daily life, new research suggests that slow pace of life is the secret to longevity - even if it amounts to curtailing sex life a bit.


New Zealand bat maker's India connect: Tendulkar, Dravid and more

By Radhika Bhirani, Hawke's Bay (New Zealand), Nov 18 : Nestled in Waipawa, a small town in Hawke's Bay in North Island, a region famous for its wines, James Laver has been carving many a cricketing dream - literally! With two decades' experience in making customised bats and a clientele of greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Brian Lara, the master craftsman says almost 60 percent of his customers are Indian.


Verbal abuse equal for both genders at workplace

Toronto, Nov 18 : A systematic review of the available literature has revealed that there is no significant difference in the prevalence of verbal abuse in the workplace between men and women.


Montreal Protocol: One more 'BerlinWall' fell 25 years back

By Rajendra Shende : The Montreal Protocol's entry into force gave birth to the freedom from yet another Iron Curtain.


How to take care of your skin when you're old

Washington, Nov 17 : Studies have showed that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and indoor tanning damages the DNA in our skin cells and it also leads to premature skin aging in the form of wrinkles and sun spots.


Single kiss transfers 80 m bacteria between couples!

London, Nov 17 : A new study has shown that a single intimate kiss can transfer 80 million bacteria between partners during a 10 second kiss.


2015's top 5 flavor trends to follow revealed

Washington, Nov 17 : Researchers have revealed the top 5 flavors that would be trending in the year 2015.


Now, 'smart' toilet that acts as air freshener

Washington, Nov 17 : A giant plumbing products company has introduced a smart toilet seat that makes your bathroom smell better.


Soon, 1$ contraceptive shots for women in developing countries

London, Nov 17 : The women in 69 of the world's poorest countries will soon have the access to one dollar contraceptive shots, it has been reported.


Your bra size determines how much you spend!

Melbourne, Nov 17 : A Chinese e-commerce Company has recently linked women's bra size to their online shopping habits, determining that bigger bra cup size means they tend to spend more.


How to make kids eat healthy food in school

New York, Nov 17 : Along with the menu, improving the environment of the school cafeteria is important to ensure intake of healthy food by children, says a new research.


'More information on health, safety of mobile phones should be available'

New Delhi, Nov 17 : The health and safety aspects of mobile telecommunications have been a major cause for concern and Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday said more information about these should be available in public domain.


Men developed navigation skills in order to seek mates

Washington, Nov 16 : A new study has revealed that men developed navigation skills better than women in order to seek mates.


Secondhand smoke affects nonsmokers in vehicles

Washington, Nov 16 : A new study has revealed that secondhand smoke in motor vehicles poses a potentially major threat especially to nonsmokers sitting in an automobile with a smoker.


Al Qaeda banking on SIMI to recruit educated Indian youth

By Rajnish Singh, New Delhi, Nov 16 : Al Qaeda, which has announced plans to target India, is keen on recruiting youth trained in computers or aeronautics for its terror designs and is taking the help of banned terror outfit SIMI for this, officials with access to intelligence inputs have revealed.


Cure to cold-induced pain hidden in mustard, garlic receptor!

London, Nov 16 : Some people experience cold as a painful sensation. Researchers have now found that the cure to this sensation could be in the olfactory receptors that react to pungent substances like mustard and garlic.


'Intense emotional arousal triggers Twitter addiction'

London, Nov 16 : Using a method that analysed Twitter users' brain activity while they were tweeting, a team of researchers has found that strong emotional arousal is what makes some users get obsessed with the micro-blogging site.


Giving to charity makes hot people even hotter!

London, Nov 15 : A new study has revealed that giving to charity and generosity makes people more attractive and irresistible.


How to get in the mood to train this winter

London, Nov 15 : The winter season gives plenty of excuses not to workout, but it's important to keep your fitness levels up throughout the chilly season. From setting up your goals to adding some fun quotient to your exercise regime can make the task easy.


Watch your friends type out messages in real time

Toronto, Nov 15 : Imagine if you could read as your girlfriend types, deletes or rewrites a reply to your message. With this new app, there is no hiding the emotions that you pour into your messages.


High-earning, playful men ensure stronger orgasm for women

New York, Nov 15 : Find a rich, funny partner if you want a super sex life.


Female sex-addicts call Facebook page 'Confessions of Nymphos' insulting

London, Nov 14 : Women who claim to be suffering from excessive sexual desire have branded a Facebook page called Confessions of Nymphos as "insulting."


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