In a study of older people's perception of Facebook by the team from Pennsylvania State University, participants listed keeping in touch, monitoring other's updates and sharing photos as main reasons for using Facebook.
DJ Kasra on celebrating 15 years of his label and his debut India tour.
Those who generally allow such bleak feelings as sadness, disappointment and resentment to run their course reported fewer mood disorder symptoms than those who critique them or push them away, even after six months.
Happy Independence Day 2017: This year marks the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, and much like every year, people from different walks of life and from different strata of the society are coming together to celebrate. On this occasion we bring to you a collection of SMSes, WhatsApp and Facebook messages that you can share with your near and dear ones to mark this day.
Those closet doors that everyone talks about? They are revolving.
Signals sent by tongue’s taste cells prevent the brain from confusing between bitter and sweet tastes, a study has showed. Humans perceive taste through thousands of tiny sensory organs called taste buds, which are located mostly on the upper surface of the tongue. Each taste bud contains 50 to 100 taste cells, which contain molecules, […]
Avoid staining elements -- Cut back the consumption of deeply pigmented beverages like soda, coffee and tea and some foods like blueberries, cherries, and soy sauce as these are the ones -- along with alcohol and cigarettes -- responsible for enamel thinning.
The first involved nurses teaching new parents about safe sleep practices for infants while still in the hospital. The the second intervention the mobile programme involved delivering information through e-mails, messages and videos.
Avoid abrasive cloth for drying the cutlery and use white vinegar to maintain lustre. Keep an eye on your washing habits, as abrasive practices can reduce the lifespan of your stainless steel cutlery.
Yes, a sticker that seals the tip of male genitalia that would let one enjoy sex but neither does it prevent pregnancy nor does it protect one against STDs. It is a "TipGear" that basically prevents wet spots, and its manufacturer Jiftip wants you to sign a liability waiver before trying.
The parents should be proactive in stopping their children from bingeing on the internet in the summer holidays. Every parent will talk about especially during school holidays that children are in danger of seeing social media like sweeties and their online time like junk food.
The devices we have placed in young people's hands are having profound effects on their lives and making them seriously unhappy. The number of teenagers who spend daily time with friends dropped by 40 per cent between 2000 and 2015,
Children's Commissioner for England Anne Longfield slammed the ways social media giants use to draw children into spending more time. She said parents should be proactive in stopping their children from bingeing on the internet in the summer holidays.
The phases of our life can easily be classified into favourable or unfavourable. The nature of our problems and the source of our unhappiness or contentment may vary but what remains constant is its cyclical nature. And yet, when we are passing through a phase, favourable or unfavourable, we assume it to be permanent.
Mohammadpur Umri, a small village in Uttar Pradesh near the Bamrauli Air Force base in Allahabad, is full of stories of mistaken identity. The village, with a population of roughly 700, boasts of over 35 pairs of twins. The world average is 9 to 12 per 1,000 births. Umri’s twin population average clocks up to 60 per 1,000.
The otter is a rare and elusive mammal living in aquatic and semi-aquatic ecosystems and is classified as ‘Near Threatened’ by the IUCN. Mustelid features and playful antics give otters an adorable air, but in a river ecosystem they are the top boss, the apex predator.
The promised empowerment of trans people cannot come in a scenario, where a funder-driven NGO network plays middle-man, and the government refuses to reimagine foundational concepts of gender and sex.
Santa Khurai’s strength now is far removed from the fears that haunted her as a child growing up in a conservative family. Born in Imphal, Khurai says she always had “a sense of who I am and I never identified myself as a boy. Always as a girl.”
A government panel has recognised a trans person’s right to civil union; a university has waived fees for the community. Can these measures lead to empowerment? A trans woman employed by the Kochi Metro talks about a new world, and the old one that still drags her down.
University spaces aren’t welcoming of transgender students.
For the lazy birder, even big Indian cities can be a delight.
Friendship Day is here and we all intend to spoil our friends rotten. If you are yet to decide on what to gift your friend, then don;t worry we have your back. Ditch the chocolates and flowers this time, instead give them some fun, quirky and useful gifts.
The study found that marriages with large age gap between partners are also less resilient in the face of economic downturns relative to their similarly-aged counterparts. The sample initially comprised of 7,682 households containing 19,914 individuals and participants are re-surveyed every year with questions that measure various aspects of life satisfaction.
The students have not only launched a cleanliness drive, installed dustbins but have painted the walls of the houses in the slum and planted trees to make the slum a happier and cleaner place for the dwellers of Jhalana Mahal Kunda Basti to live in.
In countries in Northern Europe, for example, women tend to outperform men on memory tests, while the opposite seems to be true in several Southern European countries. This research is a first attempt to shed light on important, but understudied, adverse consequences of gender inequality on women's health in later life.
In a small apartment, visible storages such as cabinets, baskets and boxes may make your space look cluttered. The ideal solution would be to opt for hidden storages. The key is making use of all the empty spaces such as the crawl space underneath the stairs, empty space under the bed or even the gaps beneath the floor boards.
The corners, bottom and back of the furniture must be cleaned at least once in a month and especially during monsoon, suggest experts. Keeping the house clean will help ensure that the right moisture level is maintained that's conducive to the wooden furniture in the house. Also, air conditioners can be of great help here, since they can prevent rise of humidity levels by keeping the air in your home fresh and cool.
"If you are faced with buying a gift for somebody, and you're uncertain if they're going to like it, maybe you instead find something you would like for yourself". The findings published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin showed that gift recipients were happier with a present when the giver got themselves the same present. The researchers called it "companionising".
It was also observed that more than 45 per cent elderly claimed that their family members do not care for their needs and interests," the study revealed."Ignoring their needs and rights and leaving them unaddressed can pose a great threat to our social development agenda."
Children growing up in societies that experience high level of gender inequality are more likely to be maltreated, finds a study that identified a link between child abuse, neglect and gender inequality. Efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect might benefit from reducing gender inequity, the researchers noted.
During the rainy season, sitting outside and soaking in the pleasant weather has a different charm altogether. Invest in hanging chair, teak wood carved swings and wicker furniture for enjoying the experience, suggest experts. A garden table and chair set can be an excellent addition to the furniture collection this monsoon.
They nest in our houses and reflect the quirks of family life – the sparrow is Everyman of the bird community.
A friendship struck through letters survives the reality check of Srinagar, curfew, distance, and, a narrative of hate.
The study uses the Golden Ratio, a form of measurements to detect how symmetrical a face is, to identify exactly which male celebrities are objectively the most handsome. Styles is on top of the most gorgeous eyes category due to the length of his eyes and the distance between them, with 98.15 per cent of the perfect ratio.
Babies as young as 8 months can log our every move and make odds on what a person is most likely to do next, a study suggests. The findings demonstrated that infants look for consistent patterns of behaviour and make judgments about people's preferences based on simple probabilities calculated from observed events and actions.
Be it drying the laundry inside the house, wet umbrellas/raincoats, the pets that suddenly give off a peculiar smell, and the moisture-heavy smell that engulfs the entire home — as many as 90 per cent of the respondents in the survey agreed the rain brings odour issues galore.
The researchers found that partners who had low power in their relationships - those who do not feel they can shape their partner's behaviour - tend to find themselves stuck with their partner's preferred brands.