Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I love talking to aspiring entrepreneurs—I do it once a week at minimum."
China watchers are pointing to the opportunities for well-trained Australians as the northern giant's economy expands and swells its well-heeled middle class."
Monday, May 30, 2011
But for the 19 million people who have a chronic form of heartburn known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), untreated symptoms can lead to a variety of health complications.
If you experience frequent or extended heartburn (twice a week on a regular basis), see your doctor. Here are nine reasons why you shouldn’t ignore signs of GERD."
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Seismologists Tried for Manslaughter for Not Predicting Earthquake | L'Aquila Earthquake | Earthquake Prediction & Seismology | LiveScience
Friday, May 27, 2011
In a referendum on Saturday, the citizens of this deeply Roman Catholic country will decide whether to introduce divorce.
Malta is the only country - apart from the Philippines and the Vatican City - where divorce cannot be carried out."
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
According that third annual sex survey by Shape and Men's Fitness magazines , nearly four out of five women and three of five men say that digital intimacy leads to having sex faster, reports a foreign news agency."
Research has shown that drinking three or four cups of tea a day is as good as drinking plenty of water and in fact can have additional health benefits."
A film enthusiast who dabbled in theatre during his college days, Jayaraman gravitated towards visual media and technology as a career choice."
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
So we asked four people affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) about the nicest things that friends and family have done for them.
If you have a loved one with RA or any other chronic disease, read on. You’ll be sure to find a few new ways to show you care."
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Modi, who received a rating of 12 per cent, is the most popular leader in western India, according to the survey.
The survey was conducted in 28 cities and among nearly 9,000 respondents."
TechCrunch and a few other people noticed this list of 370 passwords that Twitter bans its members from using when they sign up for new accounts. They range from the obvious -- 'password,' 'twitter,' etc. -- to the obscene and bizarre."
Friday, May 20, 2011
Grey is a colour which should be used as little as possible, since it slows you down mentally."
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Barbara Rolls, a professor of nutrition at Pennsylvania State University, has done extensive research on “calorie density,” or the ratio of calories to the weight of food.
Simply put, foods with a high water content―fruits, vegetables, water-based soups and stews, and cooked whole grains―are low in calories but satiating. Most also contain lots of fiber (an apple has three grams; one cup of cooked barley has six), which fills you up."
Every few years, we buy an expensive new PC and love how fast it starts up, runs programs, and loads websites. Inevitably though, it starts to slow down until eventually we are pulling our hair out waiting for it to do routine tasks.
Why is this? It turns out the answer is actually quite simple and you don't even need to be 'technical' to understand the causes and solutions.
The good news: It's not the computer hardware that's the problem. In most cases, the hardware you have is perfectly capable of being restored to its original glory and kept in fast running condition with minimal effort."
A study conducted by Johns Hopkins University has revealed that the HPV virus poses a greater risk in contracting cancer than smoking or alcohol.
The American study of 300 people also found that that those with more than six partners were almost nine times at greater risk of contracting the disease."
'These days the use of dried pasta in professional American kitchens is almost always looked down upon, which has trickled down to home cooks as well,' said Whiting."
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Baena and Schwarzenegger, 63, conceived their illegitimate child more than a decade ago, behind the back of the Hollywood superstar’s wife and Kennedy heiress, Maria Shriver, it was claimed.
“She’s the one,” one source told RadarOnline.com."
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
When a friend called in the morning on May 11 to tell Divyadarshini she topped the Civil Services exam 2010 she was amazed but unsure if that was true. Without any access to the Internet at her office at the State Bank of India where she works in Chennai, she immediately called her brother to check if her friend was not pulling up a fast one."
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Scientists from Stirling, Chester and Liverpool universities found that beautiful women seem to realise they can pick and choose their mates, whereas an attractive man with a more ordinary woman seemed to be more content and less likely to stray, reports the Telegraph."
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Rajaratnam, a one-time billionaire, will remain free on bail until sentencing on July 29, U.S. District Judge Richard Holwell ruled after the jury delivered its verdict."
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The newlyweds will stay in an exclusive villa that costs £4,000-a-night and is located on one of the most beautiful and romantic islands in the world.
The Duke and Duchess are believed to have flown out by private jet yesterday before being taken by helicopter from the mainland to the tropical retreat."
A spokesman for the actor and former California governor issued a statement announcing the news Monday night."
We’ve been preaching the benefits of stand-up desks for a while around here — and no one needs this good news more than social media-obsessed web geeks. A recent medical journal study showed that people who sit for most of their day are 54% more likely to die of a heart attack."
Monday, May 9, 2011
Once upon a time, in the pre-digital age, news would just happen, and someone would report it. You would receive it passively and mute your instinctive response and move on, not knowing how your friends or adversaries – or strangers – had reacted to it, if at all."
And while standing beside a fat pal has long been regarded as a way of looking good in pictures, the new findings could spell the end of fat-thin friendships.
Researchers have found a number of ways that fat people could influence their pals' girth."
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Friday, Apr 23, 2010: Chief Minister K. Rosaiah on Thursday launched a news portal NewsAlso.com and a film website CinemaLive18.com being promoted by a group of senior journalists.
The Chief Minister said news and views should not be clubbed together. Facts were sacred, while comments were free and efforts should be made not to mix the two, he said.
He hoped that the two websites would provide accurate information to people and advised them to maintain high standards for ensuring reliability and credibility of the portal.
News portal editor K. Ramadas, senior journalist and HMTV editor K. Ramachandra Murthy spoke at the function to mark the launch.
Consider this: one out of every 140 women in the country runs the risk of dying during childbirth. An average Indian woman's life expectancy is only 66 years, which is among the lowest in the world. Less than half (49%) of women in the country use some form of modern contraceptives. Only 11% of the seats in power or government are occupied by women. An average woman has around 10 years of formal schooling. Just over half (53%) of women are assisted by trained health workers while giving birth to a child."
In fact, shortly after her decadelong campaign to have Mother's Day proclaimed, Anna Jarvis became its most ferocious adversary.
According to historians -most notably Katharine Antolini at West Virginia Wesleyan College, whose PhD dissertation is the definitive work on her life -Jarvis wanted to dedicate a holy day to honour mothers, and chose the second Sunday in May, the anniversary of the death of her own mother.
In 1908, she arranged a simple service at her mother's church, at which 500 white carnations were distributed to members of the congregation, and another larger gathering in an auditorium at which she spoke."
Saturday, May 7, 2011
According to local newspapers, the world's youngest billionaire recently spent $7m (£4.2m) on a crash pad in Palo Alto, a 10-minute drive in his eco-friendly Acura from Facebook's soon-to-be-opened headquarters in Silicon Valley.
The 5,000sq ft pile may lack what readers of a snobbish persuasion would describe as 'character', but it does boast features commensurate with its 26-year-old owner's status. In addition to five bedrooms and five bathrooms, there's a saltwater pool, glassed-in sunroom, and planet-destroying outdoor fireplace."
Men Think About Sleep & Food as Much as Sex | Men and Women's Sex Thoughts | Gender Differences | LiveScience
Men think about sex every seven seconds, right? Not according to a new study that finds men ponder sleep and food as much as they do sex.
The median number of thoughts about sex by college-age men was 18 times a day to women's 10 times a day, the study found. But the men also thought about food and sleep proportionately more.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Recently, The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) released its 'Society at a Glance' survey, which investigated the number of hours the population of its member countries spent in both paid and unpaid work (defined as working at home or doing volunteer work), as well as how much time people spent in leisure activities.
The report also analyzed a number of emerging market countries including India, South Africa and China. While you may have an idea of the countries that have the strongest 'work ethic,' the results may surprise you."
Such gems roll on and on in a startling advisory issued by the Punjab State Commission for Women, a statutory body constituted to safeguard the interests of women."
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The study, of 22 normal-weight teens, found that the boys ate a bigger lunch when they had a pre-meal video game, versus an hour spent relaxing. And they did not make up for the extra bites by burning more calories through gaming, or by eating less later in the day."
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
While it might seem unusual for an Egyptian man to be talking so frankly about intimate matters, Bayoumi is something of an expert in the field.
His film 'Sex Talk,' which features compatriots revealing details of their physical relationships, is his second exploration of a subject still largely considered taboo in Egypt."
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
n astounding 3,440 tweets per second were posted on an average over Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's killing in Pakistan, setting a new Twitter record.
Osama bin Laden was killed by US commandos in a raid carried out at a mansion where he was hiding in Pakistan's Abbottabad city.
The entrepreneur believes it is a philosophy ingrained in Indian culture and one of the reasons Indians place more importance on matching other 'various criteria' before tying the knot - 'religion, language… matching the community, you need to also match the sub-community, then there's horoscope matching'."
Mr Janakiraman says he has married more than two million people
The supercomputer 'SAGA-220', built by the Satish Dhawan Supercomputing Facility located at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram at a cost of about Rs 14 crore was inaugurated by K Radhakrishnan, Chairman ISRO at VSSC today, ISRO said in a statement."
Monday, May 2, 2011
In the past we've had the Hudson River plane crash story being broken on the micro-blogging platform, the uprising in Egypt fuelled by tweeting and communication in Japan following the recent earthquake being aided by the service too.
The latest significant news story to be broken (sort of) was the death of Osama Bin Laden. The events surrounding Bin Laden's death were live tweeted by several users - most notably by Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual) of Abbottabad, Pakistan who live tweeted the event as it happened - albeit without any knowledge of exactly what was going on.
Athar, 'An IT consultant taking a break from the rat-race by hiding in the mountains with his laptops' first tweeted about unusual events in his village at 7.58pm on 1 May.
He said: 'Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).'
This was followed by a number of tweets that seem to detail the US operation. Here's the full timeline:
'Go away helicopter - before I take out my giant swatter :-/' (May 01, 2011, 8:05 PM)"
US President Barack Obama confirmed today the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, is dead."