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Long work hours raise risk of heart disease


September 12th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Working more than eight hours a day raises the risk of heart disease by 80 percent, researchers say.The warning follows analysis of 12 studies dating back ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Belgium town creates fake beach for citizens


July 16th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 16 (IANS) A town called Louvain-la-Neuve, located 30 km from Belgian capital Brussels, has laid out a big sand beach at the central square of the town to ... Read more...

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Belgium town creates fake beach for citizens


July 16th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 16 (IANS) A town called Louvain-la-Neuve, located 30 km from Belgian capital Brussels, has laid out a big sand beach at the central square of the town to ... Read more...

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Compensation announced for Nepalese flood victims


May 6th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 6 (IANS) The families of those killed in the devastating flood in Nepal will get a relief package of $1,500 each, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai announced Sunday.According to ... Read more...

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Nepal flood toll rises to 15, many missing (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 6 (IANS) At least 15 people have been killed and dozens of others are still missing in Nepal following an avalanche in the country' Annapurna range which triggered ... Read more...

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Nepal flood toll reaches 15: Reports


May 6th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 6 (IANS) As many as 15 people have been killed and many are still missing following an avalanche in Nepal's Annapurna range which triggered a massive flood in ... Read more...

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13 killed, dozens missing in Nepal flood (Lead)


May 5th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 5 (IANS) At least 13 people died and dozens of others, including three Russians, went missing after an avalanche in Nepal's Annapurna range triggered a massive flood in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sitting for long hours kills you fast


March 28th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Sitting for 11 hours or more in everyday life increases our chances of dying within three years, irrespective of whether we are physically active or not, ... Read more...

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Diana Hayden to launch fitness book


March 1st, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Diana Hayden is set to launch her own book "A Beautiful Truth", which will offer tips for perfect grooming."The 250-page book is all about ... Read more...

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Most elderly Britons feel good spirited


July 16th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) One may think elderly people in the present times may be feeling depressed by the prospect of working longer and retiring on a smaller pension -- ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

A film is no more a family outing: Dharmendra (Interview)


July 13th, 2011 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) He has nearly 250 films to his credit, has dabbled in politics and, at the age of 75, is donning a new role. Dharmendra, ... Read more...

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Your computer could shout back at you in a few years


July 5th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) The computer crashes and we respond angrily at the flickering screen. But we may soon risk being shouted at by the machine we've just cursed. Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Computer use fosters poorer reading skills among kids


May 24th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Increased use of computers during leisure time is leading to poorer reading skills among children, a study says.Monica Rosen, professor in education and special education at ... Read more...

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Outrage over Republican senator’s racist, sexist ‘ minorities don’t work’ comments


April 30th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern has caused outrage by making both racist and sexist remarks during a state House debate.During the debate, Republican senator Kern said Blacks earn less ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Today’s kids do engage in active play during leisure time


March 18th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A new UK study has found today's kids indeed engage in active play during leisure time.It said that encouraging children to engage in active play, tailored according to ... Read more...

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Encourage kids to be active during leisure time


March 17th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) One way of prompting physical activity among children is to promote them during leisure time, tailored to the specific gender.Researchers found children's perceptions of what constituted ... Read more...

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Dog walkers ‘34pc more likely to reach exercise benchmarks’


March 11th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A Michigan State University researcher has found that people who owned and walked their dogs were 34 percent more likely to meet federal benchmarks on physical activity."Walking is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why smart men date less intelligent women


March 7th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): Women usually want their perfect man to be smart and brainy, but the same can't be said in the opposite case - in fact, smart men seem to ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Brits to be asked if they are happily married in survey of nation’s well-being


February 22nd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): The first official attempt to measure the "well-being" of Britons will see almost half a million people being asked whether they are happy with their marriages.The question ... Read more...

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Smoking, exercise influence Vitamin E’s effect on pneumonia risk


February 18th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Vitamin E supplementation may decrease or increase, or may have no effect, on the risk of pneumonia depending on the level of smoking and leisure time exercise, according ... Read more...

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A family that plays together really does stay together


February 15th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Most of us are familiar with an old adage 'A family that plays together stays together'.Now, a new study has confirmed this old maxim.Researchers from Concordia University ... Read more...

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Leisure ‘as important as keeping cholesterol levels in check’


February 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): When was the last time you had time for yourself doing things you really enjoyed? This is something you probably may not even remember owing to the fast ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New-age Aussie ‘a tech-savvy workaholic’


January 24th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 24 (ANI): The lifestyle of people Down Under seems to be changing, with more people ditching backyards for balconies.According to a new report, the iconic pastime of watching sport is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

1 in 4 Brit youngsters never go out to play: Study


January 20th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): One in four youngsters never play outside with TV and cinema the most popular activity for five to 16-year-olds, followed by video gaming and going online, according to ... Read more...

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4 hours of TV a day ‘raises heart risk’


January 11th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Scientists have found that spending too much leisure time in front of a TV or computer screen dramatically increases the risk for heart disease and premature death from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Uncle’ Buddadheb gorges on smashed potato, is fond of Sachin


December 27th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) Harried and hassled of late by the growing clout of the opposition and bleak poll performances of his party, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee experienced a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rupert Grint: Looking For A Girlfriend!


November 26th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
So, how is Ron in his real life? What does he like and what he enjoys the most? All the Harry Potter and Ron fans must have wondered about this. Here, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Warne says England are “cocky” about their Ashes chances


November 4th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 4 (IANS) Australia spin legend Shane Warne feels England players are being "cocky" about their chances of winning the Ashes this summer, and predicts the series between the arch-rivals would ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Guide to planting some early winter vegetables in your garden


October 20th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Gardening is seen as both a hobby and an occupation.People use their leisure time to farm around either for exercise or the pleasure of it. However ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Oz women high on weight and work, but low on sex: Survey


October 12th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 12 (ANI): Women in Australia are overweight, overworked and when it comes to leisure time they report just 30 minutes a day, according to a new poll.'Australia's Biggest Health Check' ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Book cafes: The new place for reading in China


September 23rd, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 23 (IANS) More and more people in urban China, with a lack of proper places to read, are now turning to book cafes to enjoy a bit of solitary time. The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Star Plus unveils Master Chef India!


September 10th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 10, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Star Plus launches its high voltage drama in the form of Master Chef India, where cooking is not just a task to make the food tasty ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Finally, Wasna Ahmed is back!


September 10th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 10, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Wasna Ahmed was lastly seen in Zee TV's long forgotten show "Shree' as the lead protagonist. After the closure of the show last year, the girl ... Read more...

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Jennifer Lopez has no time for herself


September 5th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Hollywood actress Jennifer Lopez has confessed she rarely gets any time to herself because she is always worrying about her family. The singer-and-actress, who has two-year-old twins Max ... Read more...

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Sitting too long ‘ups death risk’


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new study has found that the more time people spent sitting down, the greater their risk of death.American Cancer Society researcher Alpa Patel says that irrespective of ... Read more...

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