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Sex positions that women with 'bad backs' must avoid revealed

Washington, Oct 25 : Scientists have found the sex positions that are worst for women with back problems, giving them hope for better sex lives.


Get your date right, check out how

London, Oct 25 : Going on a date? Don't let the nervousness or excitement take over your style judgement.


Look stylish in leather trousers

London, Oct 25 : Leather trousers are stylish, but the thought alone puts many women off them. Hence it is important to get the styling right for these wardrobe essentials and choose the right fit.


How to create the perfect sleep environment

London, Oct 25 : A good night's sleep is vital for your health and well being. From keeping away distractions from your bedroom to maintaining the right temperature, an expert gives some advice on how one can get a sound sleep.


Let your mind wander to boost mental performance

New York, Oct 25 : Engaging brain areas linked to so-called "off-task" mental activities such as mind-wandering and looking back at good times can actually boost performance on some challenging mental tasks, new research reveals.


Positive gossip fosters self-reflection and growth

London, Oct 25 : Why are people interested in listening to gossip about others' achievements and failures? To promote self-reflection and growth.


In tech-era, parent-child relationship blooms on multiple channels

New York, Oct 25 : Calling home may not be enough, nowadays, to maintain an adequate parent-kid relationship in the era of technology, as connecting via multiple channels such as Facebook, smartphone or email seem to better develop the bond.


Top things that annoy people revealed

London, Oct 24 : A new survey has revealed the top 50 reasons of why people get annoyed which also includes traffic jams and difficulty to get parking spots.


Beetroot boosts athletic performance: Study

Washington, Oct 24 : A new study has revealed that beetroot is beneficial for athletes and may help in boosting their performance.


Reminiscing boosts performance during mind-bending tasks

Washington, Oct 24 : A new study has revealed that reminiscing can help enhance the performance while performing challenging mental tasks.


Proof that exercise is bad for your health

By Nury Vittachi : Your narrator met an old friend while practising for a triathlon the other day. That is, he was practising for a triathlon: I'd just taken a taxi to the shop for a second box of donuts.


Why China does not want a boundary settlement with India

By Ranjit Singh Kalha : Recent transgressions by Chinese troops in the northern border areas of India and the protest note by the Chinese foreign office on road building in Arunachal Pradesh have again highlighted the fact that the Sino-Indian boundary issue remains to be settled, despite negotiations for nearly half a century.


Light alcohol consumption in people over 60 sharpens their memory

Washington, Oct 23 : A new study has demonstrated that people who are 60 and above without dementia can consume light alcohol which ultimately makes their memory sharp.


Light drinking sharpens memory for people above 60

New York, Oct 23 : Research shows that if you are above 60, having a drink or two could sharpen your memory.


How risky behaviour emerges among teens

New York, Oct 23 : Children who show poor decision-making skills at age 10 or 11 are more likely to indulge in high-risk health behaviour during their teenage years, says a study.


Even a gentle touch balances unsteadiness

London, Oct 23 : Even the light touch of someone's finger could help people maintain balance when they feel unsteady on their feet, a research found.


Want to stay sharp? Develop a rich vocabulary

London, Oct 23 : Possessing a good vocabulary could shield you from incipient dementia when age catches up with you, a study has found.


Violent 3-D games increase anger in players

Washington, Oct 22 : A new study has found that playing violent 3D games can increase the anger level in video game players.


Looks influence the biggest judgments, says study

Washington, Oct 22 : New research has revealed that people commonly judge facial traits/expressions to judge ones capabilities and personality.


'Therapy dogs' can help college students deal with anxiety, loneliness

Washington, Oct 22 : A new study has revealed that animal-assisted therapy can reduce symptoms of anxiety and loneliness among college students.


Marriage woes, history of depression increases obesity risk

Washington, Oct 22 : A new study has revealed that marital hostility and a history of depression can increase the risk for obesity in adults by altering how the body processes high-fat foods.


Violent, 3-D gaming ups aggression in players

New York, Oct 22 : People playing violent video games in 3-D tend to exhibit aggressive tendencies later on -- more than people who play using traditional 2-D systems, a new research has found.


Marital woes can make you fat

New York, Oct 22 : If you have a history of depression, picking up fights with your better half could increase the risk of obesity by altering how the body processes high-fat foods, says a new research.


Teenage self-harm leads to mental problems in adulthood

London, Oct 22 : Those who inflict harm upon themselves as teenagers face an increased risk of developing mental health and substance misuse problems as adults, a research has revealed.


After dal makhni comes chicken with lentils (Foodie Trail)

By Monish Gujral : Lentils are a good source of proteins. All mothers are always busy forcing bland blended dal down their young ones' throats, telling them how healthy it is. And why not? I have always had a childhood crush on lentils. Boy! What a thing to have a crush on.


Eating fruit and vegetables makes you happy

Sydney, Oct 22 : Australian researchers said Wednesday that eating large amounts of fruit and vegetables can make you happier.


People in metropolitan cities prefer masculine men, feminine women

Washington, Oct 21 : A new study has demonstrated that assuming that humans want their men to be manly and their women feminine is a new urban habit.


Now, electronic 'EyeCane' that enables the blind

Washington, Oct 21 : A new Electronic travel aids (ETA), the "EyeCane," has been developed that is tactile and provide auditory cues that can enhance the mobility of blind users.


Depressed people, too, believe in brighter future

Toronto, Oct 21 : Like most adults, even depressed people believe in a brighter future, but for them this optimistic belief may not lead to better outcomes, found a research.


Couples who communicate likelier to have happy marriage

London, Oct 21 : A new study has suggested that communication and compromise can be a key to happy marriage.


Why people accept inequality

London, Oct 21 : Inequality can be fair too and the brain knows it, a new research has found.


Now, age your favorite whiskey by 3 yrs in just 24 hours!

London, Oct 21 : A Portland-based company has claimed to help whiskey drinkers age their favorite tipple by three years in just 24 hours.


Tips to look gorgeous during festive season

New Delhi, Oct 21 : It's festival time and apart from indulging in shopping and partying, one should also take good care of one's skin. The revelry should not stop you from looking gorgeous and a head-turner.


Favouring sex specific traits an urban habit

London, Oct 21 : If you are searching for a more masculine man for dating, remember that this is not what your ancestors looked for.


Recalling lessons during rest improves learning

New York, Oct 21 : Recalling the things that you have already learnt boosts your future learning, found a research.


Could scientists create life?

London, Oct 21 : In a virtual computer experiment, researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have discovered information strings with peculiar properties that can reveal how the life originated on the Earth.


'A sunny day could trigger a panic attack'

London, Oct 21 : Fear of bright daylight could trigger panic attacks, said a study.


Be compassionate to animals this Diwali (Diwali is on Oct 23)

By Shilpa Raina, New Delhi, Oct 21 : One of the most common and perhaps the cruelest sights during Diwali is a frightened dog running blindly on the road, terrified of the loud noise coming from the firecracker strip tied to his tail by mischievous children.


Chefs unveil mystery food basket challenge in Goa

Panaji, Oct. 20 : Chefs working in various reputed hotels across Goa unveiled the mystery food basket to participate in a challenge.


Now, bizarre 'rubber female body suits' for men

London, Oct 20 : An American man makes bizarre full-length rubber female body suits that let men live as plastic dolls.


Women more prone to develop anxiety, depression post heart attack than men

Washington, Oct 20 : A new study has revealed that women are more likely to develop anxiety and depression after a heart attack (myocardial infarction; MI) than men.


Face more important than body for women?

London, Oct 20 : Changes in skin are visible signs of ageing. A new research shows that many women feel they have focussed more on the face than the entire body.


Repeated viewing of violence and sex 'desensitises' parents

Washington, Oct 20 : In a stunning report, researchers have revealed that when it comes to sex and violence, the more parents watch TV shows or movies with explicit scenes, the less they care about what their kids can watch.


Interrogating a male's body the Broota way

New Delhi, Oct 20 : In the early 1980s, it was with the "Man Series" that Rameshwar Broota received much adulation for the solitary monochromatic naked male figure representing a "universal man" who has been suffering since ages and became corrupt in the process. The vulnerabilities and insecurities of men were exposed through his works.


How the birth season can trigger mood disorders

London, Oct 19 : The risk of developing mood disorders is impacted by the season in which you are born in, a research showed.


As cancer cases spiral, government to focus on prevention, care centres

By Sreeparna Chakrabarty, New Delhi, Oct 19 : With the number of cancer cases in India set to explode in the coming decade, the Narendra Modi government is planning a network of tertiary care centres for cancer patients across the country besides launching a major screening campaign.


Have you tried the 'Donut selfie' yet?

London, Oct 19 : Are you tired of posting those drab still selfies on your Facebook or Instagram account? A new form of video selfie called the 'Donut selfie' could now help you present some cool shots.


10 golden rules for a safe, healthy Diwali

1. Patients with chronic lung diseases should avoid places with heavy cracker pollution and should avoid bursting crackers.


Kitchen gardens sprouting peace of mind, e-businesses (Trend Feature)

By Rohit Vaid, New Delhi, Oct 19 : Be it inflation or the risk of consuming pesticide-laden vegetables, urbanites are majorly taking to farming in their apartments and the kitchen gardens are sprouting not only peace of mind but also e-businesses.


Brain myths hampering teaching worldwide

London, Oct 19 : Myths about the brain are common among teachers worldwide and are hampering teaching, noted a study that called for better communication between neuroscientists and educators.


People suffering from mental illness seek Youtube for support

Washington, Oct 18 : A recent study has explored that people suffering from severe mental illness like schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder seek peer support on popular social media websites like YouTube.


Mums beat dads at being 'top chefs' in family

London, Oct 18 : A new survey has demonstrated that mothers are the top cooks in family as they have a greater grip on what their children are eating.


Football has to catch the imagination of the people

By Veturi Srivatsa : After almost a week of action with all eight teams playing at least one match each in the Indian Super League (ISL), the performances have been nothing to write home about. And actor John Abraham, co-owner of NorthEast United FC, was quick to realise that promotion of football should begin in the region before one starts looking at the bigger picture.


Get quirky in gifting this Diwali

By Shradha Chettri, New Delhi, Oct 18 : From induction cookers that can play music to lamps made from recycled wine bottles, to ethnic wear with handmade tribal art and customised cupcakes and macaroons - here's a chance this Diwali to get quirky and stand out when you present gifts to your loved ones.


Immoral doings of bosses can shatter employees' future

Washington, October 17 : New research has found that moral suspicion from wrongdoings of those higher up in an organization, spilled down to people lower in an organization, even if they did not work directly under the moral transgressor.


People find their affiliated political leaders more attractive

New York, Oct 17 : Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder and this is more so if you are into politics or if you have political affiliations, shows a new study.


Ebola highlights developing world shares more disease burden

Washington, Oct 17 : In case of diseases like Ebola, measles, syphilis and many other conditions with skin manifestations, the mortality rates are quite higher in developing countries than they are in developed countries, according to a study.


Weight loss race not for the slow and steady

Melbourne, Oct 17 : Gradual weight loss does not reduce the amount or rate of weight regain compared with losing weight quickly, a study says.


It's ladoos over chocolates for Indians during Diwali (Foodie Trail)

By Rahul Vaishnavi, New Delhi, Oct 17 : Despite stiff competition from attractively packed imported chocolates, fancy cookies, cakes, and muffins on every Diwali, branded traditional Indian sweets - a market estimated at Rs.49,000 crore ($8 billion) - have not only managed to hold on to their own but have witnessed a steady rise in sales due to an expanding market, rising incomes and, most importantly, the emotional value associated with them, outlet owners say.


Sibling support boosts altruism in boys

New York, Oct 17 : A good relationship with a sibling promotes development of sympathy and levels of altruism in boys, says a study.


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