"People who saw the negative tweets were less likely to enjoy the programme because they thought other people didn't like it. It was directly affected by what they thought others thought," said S. Shyam Sundar, Professor Media Effects Research Laboratory.
"Your conscious mind isn't thinking about your smartphone, but that process -- the process of requiring yourself to not think about something — uses up some of your limited cognitive resources. It's a brain drain," Adrian Ward, Assistant Professor at The University of Texas explained.
Based on machine translation, the new system, called Sarcasm SIGN (sarcasm Sentimental Interpretation GeNerator), turns sarcastic sentences into honest (non-sarcastic) ones. "We hope in the future, it will help people with autism and Asperger's," Lotam Peled from Technion said.
People showed no interest in making a purchase. "We found that people remember ads with sexual appeals more than those without, but that effect doesn't extend to the brands or products that are featured in the ads," said lead author John Wirtz, Professor at the University of Illinois.
Video games can also turn to be addictive, and lead to "internet gaming disorder", which can cause problems such as obesity and poor eyesight, the researchers warned. "It's likely that video games have both positive and negative aspects," Marc Palaus, a researcher said.
Some less than savoury activities of the inhabitants of Jungleland.
"There is growing evidence of the importance of fathers' involvement in raising children in other areas of children's development. Our study suggests there may be benefits to child health as well," said the lead author of the study, Michelle Wong.
The man behind the amazing initiative is Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji. He is not only a collector or rare and depriving exotic birds but also a healer who rescues endangered, injured and abandoned birds
There’s something endearing and mood-elevating about the little birds.
This Father's Day, read on to know Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Karan Johar, Tusshar Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh's thoughts on fatherhood.
Wondering how to get rid of sweat? Lemon is an effectual ingredient in killing bacteria that are stuck on your skin.
Father's Day falls on June 18.
This Father's Day, gift your first hero something useful.
Conducted on 152 students, the research found out that when more choices are available, it affects romantic outcomes. The results of the research suggest that within a week of making a selection, people generally were left dissatisfied with their choice.
About 54 per cent parents had 'somewhat of an idea' about their child's interests, while 20 per cent did not know what their children's true interests were and the rest 26 per cent said they have a very good idea about the interests of their child.
The survey revealed a growing awareness that focusing on a child's interest vis-à-vis performance from an early age can lead to nurturing activities that can ensure happier adults.
The research unpacks the underlying mental process: cleansing embodies a psychological procedure of separation. Wiping away dirt serves as a physical proxy for mentally separating ideas that linger from previous experience, hence preparing a 'clean slate' for focusing on new ones.
"We found out that osteoarthritis patients whose spouses were more empathically responsive in daily interactions fared better in terms of their physical function than patients whose spouses were less responsive," said lead author Stephanie J. Wilson.
Choose the material of your vanity on the basis of where you plan to place it. A wooden vanity would look gorgeous but it would limit the vanity's life to place it in the bathroom or near the window. Pure wood vanities might prove to be a little hard on the pocket.
Folorunsho Alakija is a 66-year-old Nigerian businesswoman who overtook Oprah Winfrey as the richest woman of African descent in 2014 and is one of the richest black women in the world according to Forbes. Her son's wedding costed more than Rs 40 crores.
“I hugged her and felt her bone structure. As we spoke, I spotted our similarities — both of us are very sure of what we want and don’t want," Liselotte, says of her biological mother.
The relationship between the wasps and different types of ficus can be pretty complex. But, what is astonishing is the fact that every species of fig tree has its own special designer species of fig wasp to pollinate it.
What I took from my grandfathers was not what gave them their identity, but what could give me mine.
Divorce selfies are now breaking the Internet, and it will make you go through a wave of emotions — from shock to laughter and finally, a thumbs up!
"Some of our earlier studies have shown that people who suffer a heart attack will have higher survival rates if they are married," said Rahul Potluri from Aston University
They also found that exposure to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the media and having low resilience were also linked to ISIS anxiety.
‘What are the three most important questions you asked your prospective partner before saying yes?'
“Don’t worry about your purpose in life. When you’re dead, you would have fulfilled it.”
Studies have shown that smokers are at a higher risk of having a reduced sperm count and lower sperm motility, affecting male fertility. Side effects are worse in moderate or heavy smokers.
Children globally now communicate, play and access adult content via internet less than they did a year ago and search for websites with information about drugs, alcohol and tobacco more, a new report said recently.
Though a new generation of Bohra Muslim women is speaking out against female genital mutilation, not everyone believes a petition in the Supreme Court is the way forward.
Turmoil in the treetops.
Here are some tips on how to save and revive your hair and skin
Our mind is our world and we carry that world wherever we go or whoever we turn to.
About 57 per cent of the young people experience online bullying while playing games and they have also been threatened by hackers.
Youngsters share their information digitally, with 45 percent of them sharing their private and sensitive videos and photos with strangers.