New York, July 31 : If you actually want to quit smoking, you should strengthen self-control, a new study suggests.
New Delhi, Jul 31 : I think people would not complain about GM stuff if genetically modified people did useful things like give noisy kids "airplane mode" buttons on their foreheads. "Vibrate only" during scheduled hours would also be helpful.
New Delhi, July 30 : Once the venue is selected, it's the look for the wedding day that people think about. For destination wedding, one may debate that carrying real jewellery might be a risky affair, but to look perfect on D-day the jewellery needs to be special too.
New York, July 30 : Women who are married, have a large social network and participate in social or religious events are less likely to take their own lives as compared to those who are socially isolated, says a new study.
New Delhi, July 30 : We keep trying out new things on our hair to make it look more beautiful without noticing the negative impact of it on the hair.
Toronto, July 30 : Contradicting earlier findings, a new study suggests that bullies are least likely to be depressed, have the highest self-esteem and the greatest social status.
New Delhi, July 27 : Holed up indoors on a rainy day? Make sure you've done your bit to brighten your house in the dull monsoon season.
Kolkata, July 25 : Hollywood's latest animation offering "Inside Out" has struck a chord with parents globally. Parallels with modern parenting are difficult to ignore, especially issues like 'helicopter parenting' or being excessively focussed on one's child, a trend that is on the rise in urban India, say experts.
New York, July 24 : Do you love your job and find your boss friendly too? Chances are you may actually be hating the weekend time with family or friends.
Washington, July 24 : A team of scientists using data from a multi-player popular video game has revealed that some men who harass women online are generally losers and do not like women encroaching on their turf.
New Delhi, Jul 24 : How much are you worth in onions? You don't know, right? The exciting news is that supermarkets are getting self-service counters where you can scan an item's bar code and then jump up and sit on the weighing scales yourself.
London, July 24 : People who are in their 50s and are "successful agers" - healthy, active, sociable and well off - are more at the risk of harmful drinking than their less successful peers, researchers have warned.
New Delhi, July 23 : Hair care during monsoon becomes a herculean task and one of the most common woes during the rainy season is dandruff. From using a diet low in sugar and high in antioxidants to opting for light conditioner can help in getting rid of such problems, says an expert.
New Delhi, July 23 : Men should focus on fit, colour and accessories to look chic at work, says an expert.
New Delhi, July 23 : Leading a stressful life? Unfortunately, it shows on your skin and hair, says an expert.
New York, July 23 : If you want to know the secret behind a loving and long-lasting relationship, then first cultivate humility. Humility creates a capacity for greater forgiveness when partners behave rudely, says a new study.
New Delhi, July 23 : Dispelling the notion that whiskey doesn't mix well, Jack Daniel's "Whiskey Cocktails - Made with Jack" festival is aiming to bring out savoury cocktails prepared with the good ol' Jack to bewitch liquor aficionados in India.
New York, July 23 : Women who prefer relaxing beach vacations are steady in their sex lives but those who opt for group tours and sightseeing trips generally look for casual sex with acquaintances or even strangers, reveals an interesting survey.
Washington, July 23 : Wealthy people may be likely to oppose redistribution of wealth because they have biased information about how wealthy most people actually are, a new study says.
London, July 23 : Your thinking style can provide an insight into what kind of music you like to hear. This finding can help the music industry fine tune its recommendations to individuals, new research shows.
New Delhi, July 23 : What makes some individuals notable and recognised in their respective fields has got much to do with their motivated behaviour, an expert says.
New Delhi, July 22 : If you are stressed or in a gloomy mood, consume coffee or fresh green vegetables, which can lift your spirit.
New York, July 22 : Savouring a beautiful sunset and the positive emotions associated with it can contribute to improved well being, shows research.
Toronto, July 22 : Do you often compare your partner with someone else's when it comes to children's homework or household chores? Well, be careful as this may be detrimental to your relationship, shows research.
New York, July 22 : While tracking the weight of over 10,000 men from adolescence to young adulthood, it has been found that men gain enough fat after they become fathers for the first time and it the raises in them the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, a study says.
New Delhi, July 21 : The monsoon is - a time when the rains play a mesmerizing number on our minds. After the frustrating summer, your taste buds must be yearning for mouthwatering hot n'spicy pakoras with a cup of chai along with a refreshing rain shower and the pleasant smell of mud.
New York, July 21 : Differences can cause conflict in friendships formed during teenage years and therefore lead to their early dissolution, says a new study.
Washington, July 21 : Children living in poverty may face long-lasting negative consequences on brain development as also on emotional health and academic achievement, says a study.
New Delhi, July 21 : In today's professional world, it's not just your hard work that matters but also the way you dress yourself. From avoiding running shoes to opting for well-tailored clothes can help in impressing your seniors and colleagues.
New York, July 21 : What you are reading now can actually reveal whether your country will be skinnier or fatter in three years, research shows.
New York, July 21 : Connect emotionally with your friends on Facebook if you want to avoid binge eating and a bloated body that happens later, says a study.
New Delhi, July 21 : Offering more reasons for men to share power with women, psychiatrists have said that gender equality can prevent many men from taking their own lives.
London, July 20 : High job demands combined with low levels of social support at work put employees, especially women, at increased risk of sick leave due to mental disorders, new research has found.
Kodungallur (Kerala), July 20 : One will find nothing unusual about this place of worship for Muslims as one drives past this town in central Kerala, just 30 km north of Kochi. But it's when you go in and chat up with the volunteers and office-bearers that the enormity of its legacy actually hits you.
New York, July 19 : Marking a major shift in divorce trends, a research ha shown that couples who delay tying the knot in their 30s are more likely to split than those who get hitched in their late 20s.
New Delhi, July 19 : Many old timers today recall fond memories of being drawn to the streets by snake charmers and madaaris (conjurers) and being told stories - alas, what is now a lost practice. But for renowned theatre artist Kamal Pruthi, "a storytelling movement (of the kind he has started) was necessary to fight the advent of technology, which has been dumbing the children down".
New York, July 19 : An "itchy brain" caused by lack of attention rather than an "itchy trigger finger" leads to the killing of innocent bystanders in incidents of shooting by law enforcers, says a study.
New York, Jul 19 : The title of 1960's film "Ocean's 11" starring Frank Sinatra and its remake in 2001 as "Ocean's Eleven" starring George Clooney, has already entered modern dictionaries. A project that is highly convoluted and byzantine, requiring arduous planning and management - as done by 11 guys robbing a high security casino vault in the film - is now called 'Ocean's Eleven'.
New Delhi, July 18 : Indian men have developed a deeper understanding of fashion and make independent choices as far as style is concerned, says designer Narendra Kumar Ahmed, who has dressed the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Kabir Bedi and Neil Nitin Mukesh.
New Delhi, July 18 : You may love the pitter-patter of the rain falling on window panes, but the monsoon can be a tough battle when you have to step out. Always keep some essentials handy so that the raindrops don't turn out to be a spoiler for your look, says an expert.
New York, July 17 : The differences between first-borns and "later-borns" are so small that they have no practical relevance to personality or intelligence development of people, says a study.
London, July 17 : Grandparents are often extremely fond of their grandchildren but a study says that affection from grandparents may lead to childhood obesity.
New York, July 17 : Women do not buy perfume for other women and they certainly do not share them, an interesting study has revealed.
New York, July 17 : More and more parents are joining Facebook to give and seek emotional, social and parental advice to close friends, a new study has revealed.
New York, July 17 : Encountering rude behaviour from seniors at work can turn employees impolite in return, spreading rudeness like a virus, a study says.
Washington, July 17 : A new study suggests people who speak two languages have more gray matter in the executive control region of the brain.
New York, July 17 : The answer of why some people have a sweet tooth while others avoid extra servings of desserts lies in your genes, scientists say.
New Delhi, Jul 17 : The fact that judges always have tiny hammers made me realize that in the old days they just went round tapping miscreants on the head. Bop! "Take that! Now go away and stop murdering everyone." "Ouch. Yes, my lord."
London, July 16 : Socrates might have said that too much sex might shorten your life. The damselflies do not seem to be paying any attention to his statement made 2,000 years ago as a new study finds that aging damselflies never lose their libidos.
Washington, July 16 : It is not so difficult to be generous as earlier thought, finds a computational model of how the brain makes altruistic choices.
Toronto, July 15 : Asking for and honouring last wishes helps to bring peace to critically ill patients and their families, says a new study.
New Delhi, Jul 15 : My father-in-law, Haribhai Chhaya, has turned 100. It was a great joy for family and friends to celebrate the 100th birthday of a man who is walking, talking, listening, reading and having one to two bottles of beer in the evening before dinner.
New Delhi, July 15 : Arunima Ganguly, a little over four now, held a smartphone in her hands for the first time over a year ago. The vivid display and stunning colours immediately caught her imagination.
London, July 15 : In a psychological study that may help us understand some long standing clashes including Arab-Israeli conflict, scientists find that hypervigilance to hostility in others triggers aggressive behaviour in children.
New York, July 14 : Partners who become romantically involved soon after meeting tend to be more similar in physical attractiveness than friends-first couples or partners who get together after knowing each other for a while, says a study.
Nashik, July 14 : The Shree Ganga Godavari Temple at Ramkund on Tuesday threw open its doors after 12 years to coincide with the Simhastha Kumbh Mela 2015 which has begun in the twin pilgrim centres of Nashik and Trimbakeshwar in Maharashtra.
Los Angeles, July 14 : From choosing a wrong career path to not having children are some of the major regrets in life for a woman, according to a recent survey.
New York, July 14 : Analysis of a newborn's first stool can alert doctors whether a child is at risk of problems with intelligence and reasoning, new research shows.
Srinagar, Jul 13 : India's policy on Jammu and Kashmir (J and K), on terrorism, and on the principal sponsor of terrorism in South Asia - Pakistan - has often been criticized for its inconsistencies. Over the past years, however, an increasing consistency has been evident - though perhaps not in any particularly constructive sense: the consistency of a pendulum, swinging with insistent regularity from one extreme to the other. Another Swing of the Pendulum, November 3, 2003
New York, July 13 : Mobile phone notifications can ruin your focus even if you do not actually pick up the phone to respond to them, a study says.