Tuesday, May 31, 2011

UAE man with 90 kids from 17 wives wants more - The Times of India

UAE man with 90 kids wants more - The Times of India: "UAE national Daad Mohammed Al Balushi has 90 children from 17 wives. He also has 50 grandchildren. Another marriage is on the cards in two days time — with a Pakistani national. But Balushi is already prospecting for his next wife — preferably from India."

My Job As A Pre-Launch Startup CEO Was To Buy Sandwiches

My Job As A Pre-Launch Startup CEO Was To Buy Sandwiches: "Seth Sternberg is the CEO and Co-founder of Meebo. He previously worked in M&A at IBM.

I love talking to aspiring entrepreneurs—I do it once a week at minimum."

Wanted: See the boom jobs of the next 20 years | News.com.au

Wanted: See the boom jobs of the next 20 years | News.com.au: "CHINA'S rapidly growing demand for financial services, urban planners and environmental managers is offering lucrative career choices for young Australians.

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."

World No Tobacco Day: Health hazards of tobacco consumption | Health Jockey

World No Tobacco Day: Health hazards of tobacco consumption | Health Jockey: "t’s a common sight. Right on the sign which says ‘Do Not Spit Here’, the ‘NOT’ is covered by a dark red colored layer of a mixture of chewed betel leaves and tobacco defying the very purpose of the sign being there. In a country with a population of 1.21 billion people, of which not just the 623.7 million males chew tobacco, it’s no surprise. So what exactly does World No Tobacco Day mean in such a scenario?"

Sexist French politicians 'in trouble' over treatment of women - Telegraph

Sexist French politicians 'in trouble' over treatment of women - Telegraph: "France's male politicians are becoming increasingly anxious about their futures after one female minister warned half of the country's male MPs were potentially 'in trouble' due to their treatment of women."

Monday, May 30, 2011

9 Reasons Not To Ignore Heartburn Symptoms

9 Reasons Not To Ignore Heartburn Symptoms: "For most Americans, heartburn is just an occasional problem. Sixty million people get it at least once a month.

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."

Marketing 101: Engage your fans on Facebook! – The Express Tribune

Marketing 101: Engage your fans on Facebook! – The Express Tribune: "The social media boom simply cannot be ignored. Over the past few years Facebook has witnessed a remarkable rise in new users and right now has more than 500 million users and with that has come the opportunity for brands to amalgamate directly with existing customers and connect to new ones through fan pages. It is like having an amazing advertising campaign without paying a penny. All the tools and applications used are free of cost and the best part is the rewards are instant."

Friday, May 27, 2011

BBC News - Divorce in Malta: Referendum causes acrimonious split

BBC News - Divorce in Malta: Referendum causes acrimonious split: "The close-knit community on the Mediterranean island of Malta could be on the verge of a fundamental change that may affect the very fabric of its society.

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

IITs are a passion for Andhra Pradesh students - The Times of India

IITs are a passion for Andhra Pradesh students - The Times of India: "Coaches for IIT entrance tests estimate that Andhra Pradesh accounts for 12.5% of the total students studying at IITs across the country. Last year, 56,000 students appeared for IIT entrance, a number which shot to 60,000 this year. The state's engineering entrance, Eamcet, too has seen a rise in the number of students appearing for it, from a few thousands a couple of decades ago to a few lakhs now. This year, nearly 2.7 lakh students appeared for Eamcet."

No time for gym? Lose weight anyway - The Times of India

No time for gym? Lose weight anyway - The Times of India: "'It often happens that we end up missing on time to indulge in calorie-burning in an anticipation of triggering off a full-on fitness regime,' says fitness expert Kiran Swahney."

Dogs Make Employees More Productive At Work

Dogs Make Employees More Productive At Work: "Leib Lurie never intended for his company, message delivery service One Call Now, to be pet-friendly. But his dog, Ivy, had other ideas."

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Social networking leads to sex faster - The Times of India

Social networking leads to sex faster - The Times of India: "Facebook, texting and other social networking tools make new couples to jump into bed faster, reveals a new US survey.

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."

Tea: Have a cuppa for health – The Express Tribune

Tea: Have a cuppa for health – The Express Tribune: "Pakistanis say that tea is their favourite drink. For many of us, there is something intensely comfy about taking a break with a cup of fragrant, delicious tea. But tea is not just a great drink, it also has myriad health benefits.
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."

Business schools use life lessons to teach skills - The Economic Times

Business schools use life lessons to teach skills - The Economic Times: "When Aamir Khan trashed learning by rote in the successful movie 3 Idiots, he was not far from what B-schools are now taking a shot at, building managerial skills through real-life experiences outside classrooms. That, and a wave of other changes that are sweeping across B-School curriculum in the country, is beginning to redefine the good-old MBA."

Face Development in the Womb - Inside the Human Body: Creation - BBC One

An Indian entrepreneur creates simulated learning products - The Times of India

An Indian entrepreneur creates simulated learning products - The Times of India: "There are people who are passionate about their careers and others who turn their passion into a career. Rajiv Jayaraman just did a bit of both.

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

Glenn Beck Launches Groupon Competitor

Glenn Beck Launches Groupon Competitor: "Conservative TV commentator Glenn Beck may still have a few months before he leaves his Fox News talk show, but he’s already prepping for his next venture: a daily deals website."

40 Places for College Students to Find Free Unabridged Books Online

40 Places for College Students to Find Free Unabridged Books Online: "The average English literature teacher assigns dozens of books in a given semester to students who are enrolled in literature degree and literature diploma programs. The cost of these books can really add up over time. You can save yourself a lot of money by searching for free unabridged books online."

NewsBeast: Health - Newsweek

NewsBeast: Health - Newsweek: "Gay men are almost twice as likely as straight men to have had cancer, according to a new and fearsome survey from the California Institute of Health. Why? Health professionals pointed to an array of options: gay men are more likely to be HIV-positive, putting them at a higher risk for some cancers."

Oprah: What Guests Revealed to Her - Photo Gallery - LIFE

Oprah: What Guests Revealed to Her - Photo Gallery - LIFE: "For 25 years, the famous (and infamous) have unloaded some of their heaviest personal baggage on Oprah Winfrey's couch, leading to several high-profile 'a-ha moments.' As Oprah's syndicated talk show nears its finale (the last episode airs on May 25, 2011), here's a look back at the deeply private stories the media goddess has heard in interviews over the years -- Whitney Houston's drug confessions, Michael Jackson's painful recollections from childhood, Rielle Hunter's"

Monday, May 23, 2011

Malick's The Tree of Life wins Palme d'Or at Cannes | Reuters

12 Nice Things You Can Do For Someone In Pain

12 Nice Things You Can Do For Someone In Pain: "If you care about someone in chronic pain, you probably want to help. But many people aren’t quite sure how to go about it, and sometimes a general offer of 'Let me know what I can do' isn’t enough.

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."

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Modi 4th most popular leader in India: Survey - Rediff.com News

Modi 4th most popular leader in India: Survey - Rediff.com News: "Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was found to be the fourth most popular leader, after Dr Singh, Rahul and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

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."

Health special: Flat tummy forever | Mail Online

Health special: Flat tummy forever | Mail Online: "Beach babe curves? Check. Honed legs? Sort of. Toned tum? Eek! That holiday holy grail – a bikini body – is the one target that most of us find hard to keep under control. That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of celebrity trainer James Duigan (right), the man who shaped up Elle Macpherson, no less. This week, in part two of his Flat Tummy Fast diet and exercise plan, he shows how 12 simple lifestyle changes will help get your tum to beachworthy and beyond"

Tomatoes can save you from high cholesterol - The Times of India

Tomatoes can save you from high cholesterol - The Times of India: "Tomatoes may be an effective alternative to drugs in lowering cholesterol and BP and in preventing heart disease"

Twitter's List Of 370 Banned Passwords

Twitter's List Of 370 Banned Passwords: "Twitter appears to have learned from its security scare earlier this year and seems to be taking password security more seriously than most Internet services.
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

Astro fashion: Which colours suit your starsign?

rediff.com: Gemini: "Mercury-ruled Geminis should wear yellow -- the colour stands for mental agility and inspired thought. A completely optimistic colour, it helps offload mental baggage and keeps you in an energised frame of mind.

Grey is a colour which should be used as little as possible, since it slows you down mentally."

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Why women ask for sex! - The Times of India

Why women ask for sex! - The Times of India: "'Men think, while women desire.' Gone are the days when 'demanding sex' was considered exclusively a man's forte. Today women demand sex greater than men. And they have no qualms about getting vocal about it."

The Secrets of Thin People | Real Simple

The Secrets of Thin People | Real Simple: "Thin people favor bulky foods.

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."

How to Make Your PC as Fast as the Day You Bought It | How Life Works

How to Make Your PC as Fast as the Day You Bought It | How Life Works: "One of the most frustrating things in life is a slow computer.

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."

Men look away: Oral sex REALLY does cause some throat cancers | Mail Online

Men look away: Oral sex REALLY does cause some throat cancers | Mail Online: "It is a fact most men will not want to know, but research has proven that a virus which is contracted through oral sex can cause throat cancer.

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."

5@5 – Nate Whiting – Eatocracy - CNN.com Blogs

5@5 – Nate Whiting – Eatocracy - CNN.com Blogs: "Nate Whiting is the executive chef of Tristan restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina. He's also one of dried pastas biggest advocates - a 'fresh is always best' naysayer, if you will - and serves it every day at his restaurant in dishes like spaghetti with English peas, morel mushrooms, pickled ramps, thyme and oregano.

'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."

Balancing on the Empire State | HOW TO BE A RETRONAUT

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Now, access Facebook on mobile without internet - The Economic Times

Now, access Facebook on mobile without internet - The Economic Times: "Singapore-based software applications developer U2opia Mobile has developed a new application for mobile phones that will allow them to access Facebook on all kind of handsets without paying for a data connection."

Devinder Sharma: Who Will Feed India?

Devinder Sharma: Who Will Feed India?: "India is witnessing a thousand mutinies. Pitched battles are being fought across the country by poor farmers, who fear further marginalization when their land is literally grabbed by the government and the industry. From Mangalore in Karnataka to Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, from Singur in West Bengal to Mansa in Punjab, the rural countryside is literally on a boil. Large chunks of prime agricultural land are being diverted for non-agricultural purposes"

5 Tips to Stop Wasting Money on Clothes You Won’t Wear

5 Tips to Stop Wasting Money on Clothes You Won’t Wear: "If you’re like most people, you only wear a small percentage of your wardrobe. The rest is stuff that doesn’t really fit you, doesn’t flatter you, is out of style or things you’ve forgotten about."

Entrepreneurial lessons from Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer - General news

Entrepreneurial lessons from Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer - General news: "If you ask the graduates of the passing Class of 2011 at Southern California University, what they got from their college to carry home as a memento to remember, the students are bound to say Steve Ballmer's commencement speech. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave the commencement speech last Friday at the University of Southern California, imparting lessons learned over the last few decades upon the latest group of graduates."

Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child was maid to order | thetelegraph.com.au

Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child was maid to order | thetelegraph.com.au: "THE mother of Arnold Schwarzenegge's love child was today revealed as Mildred Baena, a household employee of the former California Governor for 20 years.

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

Bedtime story: Go the bleep to sleep - CNN.com

Bedtime story: Go the bleep to sleep - CNN.com: "Adam Mansbach's toddler wasn't thirsty. She wasn't hungry. And she definitely didn't need Dad to make up another story about farm animals having a picnic and dozing off. The possibility that he would never get to leave her room for dinner or a glass of wine or the world outside became a distinct possibility."

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Buddha's message

Buddha's message: "Today is the Holy Buddha Purnima, the most sacred and most significant day for Buddhists all over the world. On this happy day the Buddha was born at the Lumbini Garden in 624 BC, attained Enlightenment under the Bo-tree at Gaya in 589 BC, and passed into Mahaparnibbana at Kushinara in 544 BC. The thrice-sacred events of Buddha Purnima are of great significance to the people of the world. It is observed all as the most blessed day with peace, happiness, universal love and purity."

Monday, May 16, 2011

At 65, Indian life expectancy up 8yrs since 1990 - The Times of India

At 65, Indian life expectancy up 8yrs since 1990 - The Times of India: "An average Indian (factoring in both genders) lived eight years longer in 2009, compared to two decades ago. However, that figure was still three years less than the global average life expectancy (LE)."

'You're going to die the way you live' - CNN.com

'You're going to die the way you live' - CNN.com: "When George Dello of San Diego was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and told he had at best five months to live, he didn't immediately begin the chemotherapy treatments his doctor recommended. Instead, he and his wife, Pam, drove up the California coast and spent a week among the redwoods north of San Francisco."

Heart Healthy Living

IAS topper: Failure didn't dishearten me - Rediff Getahead

IAS topper: Failure didn't dishearten me - Rediff Getahead: "Five women are on the top 25 list of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam results announced on Wednesday with the top two slots adorned by S Divyadharshini, a law graduate from Chennai and Sweta Mohanty, a computer engineer from Hyderabad.

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

Liquid Gold: Millions in daily battle for water across booming India

Lady Gaga: Lording it | Music | The Guardian

Lady Gaga: Lording it | Music | The Guardian: "It's not the vertiginous heels that I can't keep my eyes off, nor the super-mafioso shades, not even the see-through catsuit. It's that little growth from her forehead. There's only one on show today. It could be a horn, a cancer, an embryonic phallus. It could be, as she likes us to think, a physical manifestation of her creative genius. And it could, of course, be prosthetic implant as fashion accessory."

Five things you should not tell your boss - General news

Five things you should not tell your boss - General news: "Full disclosure and transparency are undoubtedly necessary for career success. But in the modern complex corporate scenario, it doesn't mean that your boss should know everything going on in the office. Therefore, if you wish to have a thriving career, you should know certain things that you should never tell your boss."

Fighting with your partner can prolong your life

Fighting with your partner can prolong your life: "Do not suppress your anger and negative emotions. Showing your emotions openly can prolong your life!"

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Amar Singh and Bipasha Basu Sex Tape - Sex Scandal of Dalla Politician

Relationship between a beautiful woman, ordinary man 'likely to fail'

Relationship between a beautiful woman, ordinary man 'likely to fail': "A new research has suggested that relationships in which the woman is more attractive than the man are more likely to fail.

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."

Want a flat tummy? - The Times of India

Want a flat tummy? - The Times of India: "Most fitness experts agree. Says sports nutritionist Deepshikha Agarwal, 'If you really want toned abs, you need to concentrate on abdominal exercises and team with that with a balanced diet.' She suggests fish, chicken and meat, vegetables, berries and nuts, rather than a low-fat diet. 'You need a diet rich in anti-oxidants that raises your metabolic rate,' she says. 'You can't be on a low-fat diet all your life. That's too much deprivation. It might also lead to stress and bingeing,' says nutritionist Dr Nupur Krishnan."

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Rajaratnam guilty on all insider trading charges | Reuters

Rajaratnam guilty on all insider trading charges | Reuters: "Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam was found guilty on all 14 conspiracy and securities fraud charges of insider trading on Wednesday, in a vindication of the government's aggressive tactics in prosecuting crime on Wall Street.

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."

Google Music Beta versus the titans of the streaming music space: a chart -- Engadget

Google Music Beta versus the titans of the streaming music space: a chart -- Engadget: "It feels like just yesterday we charted the streaming music landscape, but it's already changed in a big way -- Google is muscling in on the likes of Rhapsody, Pandora and particularly Amazon with its Google Music Beta. Being able to take 20,000 of your personal tunes, stream them over the web and cache them locally on your device isn't functionality to sneeze at, so it's time we updated our charts. After the break, see how the big streaming services stack up."

Aurobindo turns billion dollar pharmaceutical company - The Economic Times

Aurobindo turns billion dollar pharmaceutical company - The Economic Times: "Hyderabad-based Aurobindo Pharma has joined the billion-dollar club of pharma fraternity as the company's consolidated revenues registered a growth of 22.5% at Rs 4381.5 crore in the financial year ended March 31, 2011 as against Rs 3575.4 crore last year."

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Royal honeymoon: Prince William and Kate Middleton head to 'Seychelles' | Mail Online

Royal honeymoon: Prince William and Kate Middleton head to 'Seychelles' | Mail Online: "After a week at work and a spot of shopping in Waitrose, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have finally embarked on their honeymoon - rumoured to be a two-week holiday in the Indian Ocean.

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."

Work Smart | Fast Company

Work Smart | Fast Company: "Amber Mac is a bestselling author, TV host, speaker, and strategist. She has worked as a technology TV host with tech guru Leo Laporte on G4TechTV and currently co-hosts a popular show on Laporte's TWiT.tv network. In June 2010, Amber wrote a book about how to use social media to build your brand. Power Friending was published by Portfolio/Penguin in New York. As the Miami Herald said in their review of the book, 'Amber Mac is a virtual Swiss Army Knife of networking: she displays an endless amount of enthusiasm and energy that nearly crackles off the page.' She speaks throughout North America about social media trends and best practices. After more than a decade working as a web strategist in San Francisco, Boston, and Toronto, Amber now runs her own new media agency, MGImedia. On Twitter, she tweets as @ambermac."

Lady Gaga - The Edge Of Glory (Audio)

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver Announce Separation

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver Announce Separation: "Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced that he and his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver are separating.

A spokesman for the actor and former California governor issued a statement announcing the news Monday night."

Just How Dangerous Is Sitting All Day? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Just How Dangerous Is Sitting All Day? [INFOGRAPHIC]: "Sitting down, which most of us do for at least eight hours each day, might be the worst thing we do for our health all day.

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

Introducing Firstpost: Raghav Bahl | Firstpost

Introducing Firstpost: Raghav Bahl | Firstpost: "For a while now, the news-tweet has been mightier than the sword. Or, staying within the 21st century metaphor, mightier than the drone. Punched into an invisible digital cloud, the cyber-word pings on your iPad, pops in your Galaxy, glides into your Blackberry, burrows into your desktop.

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."

Is obesity contagious? If you've got fat friends you're more likely to be overweight | Mail Online

Is obesity contagious? If you¿ve got fat friends you¿re more likely to be overweight | Mail Online: "Obesity is contagious - with people who have a higher number of fat friends or relatives at greater risk of becoming obese themselves, new research warns.

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

The Hindu : Andhra Pradesh News : News portal, film website launched

The Hindu : Andhra Pradesh News : News portal, film website launched
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.

Mother's Day: What are the best and worst countries for mothers? - CSMonitor.com

Mother's Day: What are the best and worst countries for mothers? - CSMonitor.com: "In Afghanistan, 1 in 11 women dies from pregnancy-related causes, compared with 1 in 7,600 in Norway, according to a study released just before Mother's Day by Save the Children."

India slips to 75 on mom wellness index - The Times of India

India slips to 75 on mom wellness index - The Times of India: "Becoming a mother is not a woman's most memorable experience in India.

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."

The story behind Mother's Day -and why it's so important

The story behind Mother's Day -and why it's so important: "For most of the last century, we have marked the occasion of Mother's Day with bouquets, chocolates, gifts and brunch. The founder of Mother's Day was appalled.

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

Mark Zuckerberg's $7m super home - Americas, World - The Independent

Zuckerberg's $7m super home - Americas, World - The Independent: "Mark Zuckerberg has bought his first McMansion.

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 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.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

50 tips to a smaller waistline Get a Flat Belly - Health.com

Get a Flat Belly - Health.com: "A flat stomach: It's not just about looking great in your favorite body-hugging outfit. Having a smaller waistline cuts your risks of heart disease, diabetes type 2, and other health problems. Check out these 50 tummy-shrinking tips—including some quick fixes for fitting into those skinny jeans tonight."

For Weight Loss, Eating Less After 8 P.M. Might Help – TIME Healthland

For Weight Loss, Eating Less After 8 P.M. Might Help – TIME Healthland: "Increasingly, studies show, getting the right amount of sleep is critical to maintaining a healthy weight. But does it matter when we sleep? A new study suggests that, yes, timing may be key: people who stay up late and sleep in tend to have worse diets, eat more at night and gain more weight, compared with those who go to bed at a reasonable hour."

Shane Warne - wine, women and wickets | Specials | NDTVSports.com

Shane Warne - wine, women and wickets | Specials | NDTVSports.com: "Australia's Shane Warne was that rare breed of sportsman who managed to balance a roller coaster life off the field with world-beating performances on it."

Pakistan: A Terrorist State - Newsweek

Pakistan: A Terrorist State - Newsweek: "Osama bin Laden died the day after Walpurgisnacht, the night of black Sabbaths and bonfires. Not an inappropriate time for the Chief Witch to fall off his broomstick and perish in a fierce firefight. One of the most common status updates on Facebook after the news broke was “Ding, dong, the witch is dead,” and that spirit of Munchkin celebration was apparent in the faces of the crowds chanting “U-S-A!” on the night of May 1 outside the White House and at Ground Zero and elsewhere. Almost a decade after the horror of 9/11, the long manhunt had found its quarry, and Americans will be feeling less helpless now, and pleased at the message that his death sends: “Attack us and we will hunt you down, and you will not escape.”"

The World's Hardest Working Nations

The World's Hardest Working Nations: "Which countries are among the world's busiest and hardest-working nations?

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."

Switch off the cell, your husband, in-laws think you’re having an affair

Switch off the cell, your husband, in-laws think you’re having an affair: "Married women should be more “adjusting,” their parents should be less interfering, cellphones are breaking marriages because a wife keeps talking to her parents and her husband and in-laws think she’s talking to another man.

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

Do video games make kids eat more? - GEO.tv

Do video games make kids eat more? - GEO.tv: "An hour spent playing video games may make teenage boys eat more over the rest of the day, a small study suggests.

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."

Eat some fat-burning foods - The Times of India

Australia to recruit 30,000 Indians

Australia to recruit 30,000 Indians: "Over 30,000 Australia-trained Indian graduates could be recruited as part of a plan to deal with skills shortage, which is emerging as a possible impediment for the resource boom."

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The greatest vintage show on earth - Telegraph

The greatest vintage show on earth - Telegraph: "It's where Linda Evangelista can be found rummaging through antique French lace; and where the Olsen twins go to add items to their vast vintage clothing collections. It's where every big-name designer over the last 20 years from Donna Karan to Angela Missoni to Phillip Lim, has gone to seek inspiration, a swatch of old fabric or a vintage print to base their latest collection on. It's also where shoppers can spend as little as $40 for an entire outfit (with accessories), or as much as $45,000 on a rare, exotic skin second-hand Herm├Ęs Birkin bag."

Sex lives of married Egyptians laid bare - CNN.com

Sex lives of married Egyptians laid bare - CNN.com: "Within seconds of answering the phone to discuss his latest film, documentary director Amr Bayoumi is talking about female orgasms.
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."

Assange: Facebook, Google, Yahoo spying tools for US intelligence

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Twitter record over Osama's killing - The Economic Times

Twitter record over Osama's killing - The Economic Times
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.

BBC News - India's BharatMatrimony ushers in new era of arranged marriages

BBC News - India's BharatMatrimony ushers in new era of arranged marriages: "'Love comes after the marriage,' says Murugavel Janakiraman, the founder and chief executive of one of India's largest matrimonial website companies, BharatMatrimony.

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

ISRO builds India's fastest supercomputer - The Economic Times

ISRO builds India's fastest supercomputer - The Economic Times: "Indian Space Research Organisation has built a supercomputer, which is to be India's fastest in terms of theoretical peak performance of 220 TeraFLOPS (220 Trillion Floating Point Operations per second).

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

Osama Bin Laden is dead: Here's how Twitter broke the news live - Pocket-lint

Osama Bin Laden is dead: Here's how Twitter broke the news live - Pocket-lint: "Twitter is increasingly becoming the place where historic events and the news agenda are set.

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)"

Osama Bin Laden is dead, US President Barack Obama confirms | Herald Sun

Osama Bin Laden is dead, US President Barack Obama confirms | Herald Sun: "The US State Department has issued a global travel alert to all US citizens following the death of al-Qa'ida leader Osama bin Laden, warning of 'enhanced potential' for anti-American violence.

US President Barack Obama confirmed today the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, is dead."

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tina Brown: The Price of a Photo - Newsweek

Tina Brown: The Price of a Photo - Newsweek: "The deaths of the brave and brilliant photojournalists Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington ripped the hearts of all those who care about bearing witness to the truth. At a time when it’s harder and harder to get attention for what’s happening in the dark places in the world, we leave it to talents like theirs—often unsupported by any news organization—to go on risking their lives to send us proof. NEWSWEEK regularly published the astonishing images recorded by both of them, and we do so again starting on page 38, along with veteran war correspondent Joshua Hammer’s account of their lives and work."

Dumped to die, this orphan is now a Gates scholar - The Times of India

Dumped to die, this orphan is now a Gates scholar - The Times of India: "She was just three days old, when she was left to die in a lonely alley in the temple town of Haridwar. Dumped to her fate, she lay by the roadside sobbing and gasping for breath amidst the ebb and flow the Ganga nearby. But destiny had something else in store. Soma Sharan was picked by a good Samaritan. That was 1993. And from an orphanage in Haridwar to heady Los Angeles to being the prestigious Gates Millennium scholar - it's been a giant leap of fate for the 18-year-old girl."

This Guy Will Keep The Next Mark Zuckerberg From Dropping Out | Fast Company

This Guy Will Keep The Next Mark Zuckerberg From Dropping Out | Fast Company: "Harvard Innovation Center's new director, Gordon Jones, wants to broaden the definition of entrepreneurialism to include not just tech startups, but all fields: lawyers, business people, Kennedy School bureaucrats-in-training, computer scientists, and so on."

How to handle an office romance, especially after a messy breakup - The Economic Times

How to handle an office romance, especially after a messy breakup - The Economic Times: "Romantics may not agree. But before embracing coupledom, it helps to do a risk assessment. What happens if you break up? If you are next door neighbours, one might have to move house. Gym partners must look for different personal trainers. And if you share the same tax lawyer, investments must be immediately disentangled. These are painful, but workable decisions. What do you do if you work in the same office?"

M.B.A. Students Shift Focus Toward Entrepreneurship - MBA Admissions: Strictly Business (usnews.com)

M.B.A. Students Shift Focus Toward Entrepreneurship - MBA Admissions: Strictly Business (usnews.com): "Whether the lingering effects of the global economic crisis or the changing job market are to blame, more M.B.A. students have shifted focus from finance or consulting toward entrepreneurship. In the study 'Tomorrow's M.B.A. 2011,' education marketing and research specialist CarringtonCrisp takes the pulse of prospective business school students and has identified a growing demand for entrepreneurship in the M.B.A. curriculum. According to a survey of 476 prospective M.B.A.s in 79 countries, entrepreneurship is now in the top five most sought-after areas of course content."

Prepared 4 Life: Inspiring Entrepreneurs, One Lemonade Stand at a Time - AOL Small Business

Prepared 4 Life: Inspiring Entrepreneurs, One Lemonade Stand at a Time - AOL Small Business: "Michael Holthouse, the Houston-based entrepreneur and philanthropist behind National Lemonade Day, says his idea for a day centered around teaching youth about business all started with a turtle. Several years ago, his then 10-year-old daughter asked for a turtle, but Holthouse was against buying it for her. When she came up with the idea to do a lemonade stand to make money (and unbeknownst to him, to buy herself the turtle), Holthouse was excited to help his daughter out. He recalls that day being 'one of the most amazing days [they] ever spent together,' because it gave them an opportunity to talk about everything related to business -- a topic Holthouse was quite familiar with, having started, grown and sold his network services company Paranet to Sprint in 1997."