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Smiles originated 30 million years ago: study
Some researchers have argued that infants’ spontaneous smiles exist to make parents feel that their children are adorable and to enhance parent-child communication. The origin [...]
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People who read books may live longer: study
Compared with those who did not read books, those who read were 17 per cent less likely to die. (Source: Thinkstock images) Bookworms, rejoice! People who read books regularly are [...]
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Bogeybird in the bushes
The coucal is partial to groves, large gardens, fields, wooded areas et al and seems to prefer hopping to flying. At the time this happened, we were fairly new to Delhi (as I was to [...]
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Rio 2016 Olympics: Monuments in 12 countries light up to highlight the event
Rio 2016 Olympics: The “Angel de la Independencia” monument in Mexico City is seen lit in the colours of Brazil’s flag in homage to 2016 Rio Olympics. Emblematic m [...]
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Teej 2016: Wishes, greetings, SMSes to wish your loved ones
Women dress up and apply henna on their hands to celebrate the occasion of Teej. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Rooted deep in Indian tradition, Teej plays a significant role in a wome [...]
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Health tips: How to take care of your baby during monsoon
Make sure that your baby is vaccinated. It is an investment against diseases. Taking care of your toddler is never easy. With the advent of monsoon, it gets trickier with the barrag [...]
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Driving rules imposed by parents more impactful on teens
“Both parents and young drivers perceive the parental guidance and encouragement of compliance as critical to young driver behaviour,” said a researcher at Queensland University o [...]
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Follow these dos and don’ts when choosing your face wash, shampoo and eye cream
Avoid sulfates and paraben. (Source: Thinkstock Images) We all struggle with choosing the right skincare product. Most of us use over-the-counter products, without even reading the [...]
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Less sex becoming a ‘political problem’ for Sweden
The government believes that if stress and other health issues are affecting Swedes’ sex lives, then that makes it a political problem. (Source: Thinkstock Images) A dip in th [...]
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The ongoing battle within a tiny Indian Muslim sect on circumcising girls
A life of struggling identities: Circumcision has become a battleground for those who think that since men get it done, so should women, and those who believe it’s time to end the pract [...]
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Involving women in decision-making may guarantee compromise
“In contrast to men, women act the same together as they would alone because they don’t need to prove anything in front of other women,” said a researcher. Compromise [...]
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Decoded: That’s how our brain makes risky decisions
Study reveals risk taking nature of the brain. (Representational Picture) Identifying a region of the brain involved in decisions made under conditions of uncertainty, scientists ha [...]
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Carpet care tips for monsoon
Kavita Chaudhary, Design Head of Jaipur Rugs, shares some essential tips that will help you maintain your carpets in the rainy season. In then monsoon season, it is vital to keep yo [...]
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Revamp your house with neon colours, sheer curtains
According to Navneet Malhotra, Co-founder of Renomania, an online home decor platform, you can beat the dark and gloomy monsoon days by getting rid of heavy blinds and curtains and replacing [...]
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If you have high eyebrows, you will appear more trustworthy to others
While higher eyebrows, more pronounced cheekbones, and rounder faces are perceived to be trustworthy-looking, people associate downturned eyebrows, or a thinner face with less honesty, the fi [...]
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Down in Jungleland: The nature of things
So what does Mother Nature do? Really, if any human entity developed or promoted some of the ideas that Mother Nature has come up with, that person would be considered a hallucinoge [...]
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Cheers! Music can bring your beer alive
There is no doubt that soothing music lifts your mood and makes a perfect evening but popular songs in a bar can also impact how much you enjoy your beer. According to researchers led by Felipe Reinoso Cavalho from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Unive [...]
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Cleansers, moisturisers, sunscreens: How to use these common skincare products right
Skin problems are real and and if not taken care of, can lead to serious problems later. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Overwhelmed by the amount of skincare products you get to see ou [...]
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Karma Sutra: When waiting means having patience and faith in God
Manipulating time, space and body may or may not deliver; divine energy (God) always does. (Source: Thinkstock Images) More often than not, we find ourselves in a situation where we [...]
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Off-shoulder blouses, capes rule in bridal season
Whether you pair your blouse with a dhoti skirt, a sari, high-waist trousers, a mid-length skirt or opt for a white eyelet dress, you can’t go wrong with this trend, designers have said [...]
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Graphene oxide sheets can make dirty water safe to drink, really?
The process is extremely simple. A team of researchers has come up with a way to use “veritable wonder material” graphene oxide sheets to turn dirty water clean for a thirsty wo [...]
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5 beauty hacks to keep your nails healthy
If you want to have healthy nails, then follow the DIY tips. (Source: Flickr/Lee Go) Gone are the days when women used to leave their nails unadorned.These days you can see every ot [...]
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Spoilt for Choice
1991: East-West Airways East-West and Damania were both short-lived enterprises and shut operations in 1996 and 1997 respectively. When the open skies policy was announced in 1991, [...]
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Bold and beautiful
Pop icons like Shweta Shetty and Alisha Chinai were the antithesis to the the delicate and shy women of Hindi cinema As A student at St Mary’s High School, Shillong, Ananta Das wa [...]
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Lack of sleep ups kids’ depression risk later
Inadequate or disrupted sleep at early age will more likely develop depression and anxiety disorders later in life Children who experience inadequate or disrupted sleep are more lik [...]
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EYE Special Issue: 25 years of reforms
On this day in 1991, Manmohan Singh stood up in Parliament to present an audacious budget that represented an ‘idea whose time had come’, the idea of India as an economic power. In the 25 years that followed, Indians embraced the bounty of cho [...]
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Why some people are more intelligent than others
Creative brains have higher IQ. (Wikimedia) The more variable a brain is and the more its different parts frequently connect with each other, the higher a person’s intelligenc [...]
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Nurture your hair: 10 natural home remedies for hair growth
Want lustrous hair? Try out natural home remedies for hair growth. (Source: Flickr/usman asif) Each one of us love our hair, there are no two ways about it. While most of us might p [...]
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