Sep 012014
 
10 Amazing Things You Didn't Know about Animals

Myths and mysteries make the fascinating, but even odd creatures ought to be understood. We explore a few recent findings, common misconceptions and amazing adaptations. Parrot Talk More than Just Squawking Parrot speech is commonly regarded as the brainless squawking of a feathered voice recorder. But studies over the past 30 years continually show that parrots engage in much more than mere mimicry. Our avian friends can solve certain linguistic processing tasks as deftly as 4-6 year-old children. Parrots appear to grasp concepts like “same” [...]

Sep 012014
 
Tips for reducing the amount of trans fats in your diet

According to the recent survey, you should limit your trans-fat consumption to less than 1 percent of your total daily calories. So if you consume 2,000 calories daily, you should be eating fewer than 20 calories from trans fats. If you’re currently getting more, it’s time to cut back. Here are three tips for reducing the amount of trans fats in your diet: 1. Avoid hydrogen. If you see “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated” on an ingredient label, that means the food includes trans-fat. Remember, trans [...]

Aug 302014
 
Let’s Have a Look World’s Top 10 Happiest Countries

What constitutes happiness? And what makes for a happy country? Some may go the philosophical route and say thoughts, environment, belief systems, while others may talk about specifics like income, health, governance, opportunities, freedom, social support and longevity. Taking into account most or all of the above mentioned factors, ‘World Happiness Report 2013? came up with a list of countries that have the highest happiness index for the last year. Not surprisingly, this list is dominated by the Scandinavian nations, what with their freedom of [...]

Aug 302014
 
Top 10 rainiest destinations around the world

More than 100mm of rain fell during the weekend, power to more than 2500 homes in the city was lost, a Qantas jet had to abort its landing, and drivers had to be rescued from their cars as wild weather lashed the city. But, after a dry August to date, Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Tim Constable told AAP that we’re kidding ourselves if we think it’s usual: “These rainfalls are significant but they’re not spectacular. It’s just brought rainfall totals back into line with the [...]

Aug 282014
 
6 Best Books Written by legendary author Khushwant Singh

One of India’s leading writers and columnists, Khushwant Singh passed away at the age of 99. He has been an inspiration for budding writers throughout the world. His humor, scathing views on secularism and deep bent for poetry, have drawn billions to the delight of reading his books. One of the highlights of Khushwant Singh’s career was his column ‘With Malice Towards One And All’. Here are six best books written by the legendary author; in case you haven’t read them, we suggest you should. [...]

Aug 282014
 
Junk food may suppress your appetite for a balanced diet: Study

Junk food not only makes you pile on the pounds, it may also suppress your appetite for a balanced diet. Researchers found that a diet of junk food in rats reduces their appetite for novel foods, a preference that normally drives them to seek a balanced diet. The findings help to explain how excessive consumption of junk food can change behaviour, weaken self-control and lead to overeating and obesity. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Aug 272014
 
Animals make sounds similar to human speech: New Study

If you believe speech perception is a uniquely human trait, think again! A new study suggests that many animals make sounds similar to human speech. The findings of the study lists that animals produce apparently complex sounds. They can even understand synthetic speech that is in the form of whistle-like tones. After studying the voices of different species ranging from whales, wolves, frogs to birds, the scholars found that animals produce speech through a similar process as humans do. Indeed, the findings also suggest that [...]

Aug 272014
 
Few issues that make curbing sexual violence in India so difficult

On Sep 13, 2013, a High Court judge conferred a death sentence upon the four men involved in the brutal gang rape of 23-year old paramedical student, who died 13 days after the horrendous incident while undergoing an emergency treatment in Singapore. The incident sparked a national outrage and the much disturbed Indian population finally came onto streets to display their open revolt against such heinous crimes. This atrocious crime along with string of similar assaults on Indian women since then, have ignited international attention [...]

Aug 252014
 
Let's Know About the Facts of Wind Power

10. Human civilizations have harnessed wind power for thousands of years. Early forms of windmills used wind to crush grain or pump water. Now, modern wind turbines use the wind to create electricity. Learn how a wind turbine works. 9. Today’s wind turbines are much more complicated machines than the traditional prairie windmill. A wind turbine has as many as 8,000 different components. 8. Wind turbines are big. A wind turbine blade can be up to 260 feet long, and a turbine tower can be [...]

Aug 252014
 
List of 8 Red Light Areas in Popular Indian Cities

One of the oldest occupations in the world is that of Prostitution. Read any eons-old piece of literature, like Chaucer’s great Canterbury Tales, you’ll get a reference to prostitution. Even in India’s age old classics, references to prostitution are often found. While not all are comfortable in bringing up the topic, except a few, like Charles Baudelaire and TS Eliot, that prostitution is still a harsh reality of any and every developed nations cannot be denied. Here in this list, we’ve make an attempt to [...]

Aug 232014
 
Have a look at Top Talk shows that changed the Indian Television

The idiot box has come to play a major role in our lives in the last decade or so. It is influential in making the audiences aware of global events, opinions word wide and also about what is happening in our country. Despite the entourage of smart phones and other devices, the older generation still relies on the tube to get the information they want. In the history of Indian television, there have been some remarkable talk shows that have left a lasting impression in [...]

Aug 232014
 
6 Body organs that can be donated after death

Organ transplants are one of the most phenomenal accomplishments in the medicine industry. But they entirely depend upon the magnanimity of donors along with their families who are devoted to take this life-saving step for the happiness of others. You would be surprised to know that you can save up to eight lives after your death through organ donation and improve the lives of over a hundred other people through tissue donation. To make a decision whether you wish to become a donor post your [...]

Aug 222014
 
Let’s Take a Look at Top 5 Journalism Schools in Eastern India

Journalism has always been one of the most preferable professions among Indians. Till a few years back, a journalist would be simply backed by a degree in English or Political Science among other subjects. However, with competition seeping in, courses on journalism and mass communication too have been started by numerous colleges and universities to facilitate students with innate knowledge about the mechanisms and nuances that the profession demands. Let’s take a look at some of the institutions in Eastern India that offer journalism at [...]

Aug 222014
 
10 Tips for Healthy Facebook Breakups

Breaking up is hard to do — especially when everyone from your best friend to that fellow from the office knows the instant you unclick “in a relationship” on Facebook. But while Facebook can complicate breakups, you can take several steps to make the split less traumatic. The choice you make between going nuclear and unfriending someone, or simply deleting the relationship status with no fanfare, depends on the circumstances of the breakup. “There’s no one size fits all,” said Anabel Quan-Haase, a researcher at [...]