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Products students should have in their house as they prepare for exams
New Delhi , Feb. 21 : As exams are just around the corner, many students would need to declutter their rooms and organise them in a better way so that they can focus only on their studies without getting distracted due to unmanaged stuff surrounding them. Read Full Story

A High Road to Scotland
Craggy mountains, moors, lakes (lochs), medieval castles and scary sea cliffs, Scottish Highlands pack it all. Read Full Story

Ever heard of tech savy parenting? Find out here!
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : When every issue these days can be resolved with the help of your mobile phone, why can't parenting be too? Read Full Story

Children inherit obesity from parents: Study
Washington D.C. (USA), Feb. 20 : A study reveals that 35-40 percent of a child's 'Body Mass Index' - how fat or thin they are - is inherited from their parents. Read Full Story

Boys will be boys?
Despite many awareness programmes and campaigns, the continued rise in gender violence in the country is proving frustrating to sociologists and activists. Some suggest that including men in such programmes is vital. Ranjita Biswas gets introduced to one such initiative in Pune Read Full Story

Don't be so clean! Obsession with hygiene could kill benefial bacterias
New Delhi , Feb 20. : Good news for all those lazy-headed not-really-a-cleanliness-freak out there! Scientists have found out that the obsession with hygiene could even be turning some beneficial bacteria found in the human gut into endangered species. Read Full Story

Nostalgic emotions evokes stronger urge to quit smoking
New Delhi , Feb 20. : In order to persuade someone to quit smoking, it is the 'emotions' that need to be triggered rather than inciting fear in an individual. Read Full Story

Woah! Here's a t-shirt that can help you stay fit
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 19 : In first of its kind, Broadcast Wearables has come up with a smart fitness t-shirt that can be used for navigation and keep an account of the steps you take, calories burnt and floors climbed. Read Full Story

Beware! Rice may be potential 'arsenic carrier' for kids
New Delhi , Feb 19. : What if we told you that rice has the potential of carrying arsenic and is more than hazardous to feed it to infants! Read Full Story

Egg-free surrogate chickens can save rare poultry breeds
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : To boost breeding of endangered poultry breeds, Briton researchers have come up with gene-editing techniques for the rare breeds to use them as surrogates that cannot produce their own chicks. Read Full Story

Even a single meal of pizza, burgers ups chances of diabetes, liver disease: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : Think wisely before you eat those unhealthy and fattening pizzas and burgers, as a study warns that even a single dose of high fat meal can increase your chances of diabetes and fatty liver disease. Read Full Story

Millennials work harder than their bosses: Survey
New Delhi , Feb. 17 : In a survey conducted by Talentedge, India's leading Ed-Tech firm, of over 1000 young professionals across eight metros, the findings revealed an interesting perspective of India's young working professionals. Read Full Story

Sweet moment of motherhood faces 'sweet' challenge
New Delhi , Feb. 17 : Birth of a baby may be a sweet moment but changing life style of women is posing 'sweet' challenge to it. Read Full Story

Despite comfort, your AC can negatively affect sleep quality
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 17 : Configure the airflow velocity of your Air Conditioner to a comfortable sleeping environment, as a study reveals when airflow is directed at a human body at an insensible velocity, it may increase your heart rate and affect sleeping positions. Read Full Story

Study shows links between physical attractiveness and higher salaries
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 17 : As a saying, eauty is skin deep sounds fair, but in the real world where money is top priority, physical attractiveness might have a lot more prominence than just inner beauty. Read Full Story

Help your husband quit smoking with 'persuasive' messages
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 17 : Want to help your husband quit smoking? This might come in handy. Read Full Story

If you thought emotions are 'inborn', you're wrong
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 17 : We never decide first and then react in a situation, we react according to the present state of mind! Read Full Story

Girls! This is all you need before going on camping trip
New Delhi , Feb. 16 : Camping has always been a recreational activity, which lets one sink into the lap of nature, away from all the chaos and commotion. Read Full Story

V-Day Special: 'Lovey Dovey,' 'Kheer,' 'Intercaste Intercourse' to add new emotions to the day of love
New Delhi , Feb 14. : This Valentine Day, if you want to spend some quality time with your partner at home then do try these short films, along with a good dinner, drink and some soothing lights and fragrance. Read Full Story

Gift-giving made easier this Valentine's Day
New Delhi , Feb. 14 : For those who are struggling for ideas to gift to their other half on the big day of love, the ''Valentine's Day', here are some latest tech savvy gift ideas, from smart devices to gadgets put together for him and her: Read Full Story

Surprising link between athletics and addiction, study reveals
New Delhi , Feb 14. : In a latest development, a study has revealed that work-hard, play-hard culture may put elite athletes at higher risk of substance abuse. Read Full Story

This Valentine's Day go for glowing skin with Shahnaz Husain's beauty tips
New Delhi , Feb.13 : Whether you want to look sweet and flirty or striking and romantic on Valentine's Day this year, celebrate this day with flawless, glowing and radiant skin with these hair and make-up beauty tips to feel beautiful and confident. Read Full Story

Your kid's love for maths may up his/her positive emotions: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 11 : Does your child love to study mathematics and can solve sums in a snap? Read Full Story

Believe it or not! Fruits, vegetables tackle depression in 2 weeks
London [UK], Feb. 10 : A lot has been said about the health benefits of inculcating fruits and vegetables in our daily diet but the researchers have now proved the psychological benefits of a balanced meal. Read Full Story

Make this Valentine's Day a tech savvy one
New Delhi , Feb. 10 : As couples wait for Cupid to cast his magic spell, market players in technology have made an attempt to create an app-friendly Valentine's Day. Read Full Story

Why should brides have all the fun? Here are some fun skin tips for bridegrooms
New Delhi [New Delhi], Feb 10. : Weddings today are not just about brides, as grooms share equal limelight as the lady. Not only they like to keep themselves updated with the latest fashion trends, they also take special care of their skin in an ode to look like a million bucks along with their better halves! Read Full Story

Teens using e-cigs are more likely to smoke cigarettes
London [UK], Feb. 10 : In a shocking revelation, a study warns that teenagers aged between 17 and 18 who use e-cigarettes, a practice referred as vaping, in high school are four times more likely to start smoking cigarettes a year later. Read Full Story

Poor, violent urban neighborhoods ups depression in older adults
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 10 : Older adults who live in poor and violent urban neighbourhoods are at a greater risk of depression, a new study reveals. Read Full Story

Being active, engaged boosts wellbeing in later life
New Delhi , Feb 9. : A new 'index' developed by Age UK and the University of Southampton has found that taking part in social activities has the most direct influence on improving a person's wellbeing in later life. Read Full Story

This is how you can swap your 'batwings' with toned arms
New Delhi , Feb 9. : Flabby and saggy arms gather all the unwanted attention despite having a pleasing personality and a beautiful face. Read Full Story

To-do list for your skin while traveling
New Delhi , Feb 9. : Travelling can ruin your skin in a big way especially when you are travelling from one city to the other having adverse temperature differences. Read Full Story

This Valentine's Day embark on an eternal love story with a range of timeless platinum love bands
New Delhi , Feb 9 : It has been rightly said "True loves comes once in a lifetime and lasts for eternity- Anonymous", and this 'true love' deserves to be commemorated with nothing but the rarest and purest of metals - Platinum. So this Valentine's Day, celebrate each other and that intimate of bond of togetherness with an enchanting range of pure Platinum Love Bands. Read Full Story

Want your three-year-old to learn new words? Let them take a nap
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 9 : Dear parents, if you want your three-year-old kid to learn and retain new words, then let them take a nap within an hour of learning the verbs. Read Full Story

Less driving linked to a decrease in roadway fatalities
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 9 : To cut down the number of traffic fatalities, drive less! Read Full Story

Good news! Swapping white rice with brown speeds up weight loss
London [UK], Feb. 9 : Researchers have found swapping white rice for its brown alternative speeds up weight loss and is the equivalent of a 30-minute brisk walk. Read Full Story

Why we underestimate time when we're on Facebook, finds study
London, Feb 8 : New research from psychologists at the University suggests that people who are using Facebook or surfing the web suffer impaired perception of time, the University of Kent said. Read Full Story

One hour of swimming and 90 minutes of brisk walking keep office frustrations at bay
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 8 : Is your boss stressed at the max and making things miserable for you? Read Full Story

Did you know teachers discriminate girls of different weight in school?
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 8 : Are obese girls far behind their healthier classmates in school grades? Read Full Story

Marry or Divorce: Marital transition affect women health
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 8 : Both marriage and divorce affect the health of postmenopausal women. Read Full Story

Online weight-loss forums helps obese feel better
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 7 : A study finds that online platforms can help obese to share their stories and secrets, without being judged, which as a result, help them feel better. Read Full Story

Careful! Are you dating a scammer online?
New Delhi , Feb. 7 : Let's face it, the days of dropping cheesy pick-up lines at social gatherings are coming to an end. Read Full Story

Go camping to get rid of sleep problems!
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 4 : Good news for people facing sleep problems as a new study says that spending a weekend out camping can reset your circadian rhythm that may help you fall asleep faster, boost performance at work and quell seasonal depression. Read Full Story

Keep an eye on your kid's company, they might inherit personality traits
Texas [United States], Feb 4. : Does your kid pick up habits and traits of fellow classmates quickly? Read Full Story

Emoticons help teachers gauge happiness level in children
England [United Kingdom], Feb 4. : How cool would it be if your child's teacher could gauge his/her happiness through some 'device'? Read Full Story

Not all old men prefer younger sexual partners, study finds
Washington D.C. [United States], Feb 4. : Men and women are not 'that' different with respect to age preferences of sexual partners. Read Full Story

Empathy makes you understand your dog better
Washington D.C. [United States], Feb 4. : Are you an empathetic person? Perhaps you can understand your dog's feeling much better than a non-empathetic person. Read Full Story

The way chefs look at it
If you thought the chef fraternity does not bother about New Year Resolutions, you are wrong, going by the thoughts shared by five popular chefs from across the country with Sharmila Chand Read Full Story

Shoutout to all 'trying-to-quit' smokers, E-cigarettes are NOT harmless!
Washington D.C. [United States], Feb 3. : All you 'trying-to-quit' smokers out there need to pay attention to this! Read Full Story

Wanna lose weight and keep it off? Stop listening to people!
Washington D.C. [United States], Feb 3. : The common assumption is that losing weight is the hardest part when one sets on the path of getting in shape, but on the contrary, what follows is the most herculean task- keeping the weight off. Read Full Story

Teens, young adults explore differently: Study
Washington D.C. [United States], Feb 2. : There is a difference between how a teenager and a young adult explore a situation and scientists have now found out how and why. Read Full Story

Pop! goes the hearing, balloon study suggests
London, Jan 31 : A common birthday party favour can blow up into a problem for children—but also a bigger conversation about hearing loss, say University of Alberta researchers. Read Full Story

Pets are girls' best friend, not siblings
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 31 : A new study finds that teenagers, especially girls, get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than their brothers or sisters. Read Full Story

Attention parents! Try to comfort your kid while dealing with gender identity issues
London [UK], Jan. 31 : What if your child comes and says, I don't want to be a boy any more. I'm a girl! While it may be difficult for you to even comprehend the situation and choose the appropriate response, you surely do not need to do one thing - change the subject. Read Full Story

Pets no more mankind's 'best friend': Study
Washington D.C., Jan.31 : Pets who were given the title of being mankind's best friends, have now surpassed being simply friends and have transformed into siblings. Read Full Story

Brain teasers may protect against mild cognitive impairment
Washington D.C., Jan.31 : Keeping your brain busy and sharp with a steady flow of activities is likely you help you fight against mild brain disabilities. Read Full Story

Dogs prefer to share their food with friends
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 29 : Sharing is caring! A new study reveals that like humans, rats, and chimpanzees, dogs also share their food with their kind, but prefer their friends more. Read Full Story

Girls as young as six are vulnerable to be influenced by societal stereotypes: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 27 : Dear parents, you cannot force your opinion on your little daughter, as a new study finds that girls as young as six are influenced by the societal stereotypes about intellectual ability and start believing that they cannot be as 'brilliant' as boys. Read Full Story

Tea beyond the cup
Young Mountain Tea, Fulbright scholar Adhiraj Vable's start-up in Oregon, works to create sustainable livelihoods for rural communities in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Paromita Pain reports Read Full Story

Football may help women treat high blood pressure
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 26 : Dear women, if your blood pressure is slightly above normal or mildly high, stay calm as a new study reveals that one hour of football training for two to three times a week may have positive effects on blood pressure, physical fitness, body fat percentage and stronger bones. Read Full Story

Choose your roomie wisely! Their genes may affect your health
Washington D.C. [US], Jan. 26 : Choose your roommate wisely, as a new study warns that our health is more affected by our roommates' genes than by our surroundings. Read Full Story

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