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Crime is the next big space on TV: Ekta Kapoor


September 7th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) She started the trend of saas-bahu sagas on the small screen and film and TV producer Ekta Kapoor believes that the next big thing ... Read more...

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Smoking hasten cardiac problems, cancer in youngsters (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)


May 30th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Abhishek Shetty led the typical life of a young employee in an IT company. A regular smoker, the 32-year-old had a hectic schedule, odd sleeping ... Read more...

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Jessi J wants to be a role model


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) Singer Jessi J says she wants to set a good example to her young fans and prove that one can be successful without giving into peer ... Read more...

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Half a million British kids unhappy


January 12th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) At least half a million children in Britain are "unhappy" with their lives, a survey has said.The "Good Childhood Report 2012" said around nine percent of ... Read more...

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Teens vocal with moms resist peer pressure to use drugs


December 22nd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Teens who are more vocal with their moms, even if they disagree, are able to resist peer pressure to use drugs or drink. This is the ... Read more...

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A million kids worldwide addicted to Facebook


November 4th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Nearly one million children across the world aged 7-12 have become addicted to social networking website Facebook and log in at least once a day, ... Read more...

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India behind China in contribution to science: Kiran Karnik


October 11th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Member of the Prime Minister's Scientific Advisory Council Kiran Karnik Tuesday said that funding for scientific research in universities has been strangulated and this has ... Read more...

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Peer pressure drives ’sexting’ among young


October 2nd, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 2 (IANS) Peer pressure drives young men and women to share sexual images through mobile phones -- a new phenomenon described as 'sexting'."However, research regarding the issue is ... Read more...

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Social networking teens may turn drinks, drugs addicted


August 26th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Teenagers using social networking sites like Facebook are risking themselves to end up being addicted to drink and drugs, researchers have found.Scientists at the National ... Read more...

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Peer pressure drives juvenile cybercrimes


June 24th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Peer pressure and low self-control seem to be driving juvenile cybercrimes that include computer hacking and online bullying.Thomas Holt, criminologist and assistant professor at the Michigan ... Read more...

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Brain helps teens resist peer pressure


March 25th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Children can resist peer pressure when they are at their most vulnerable, thanks to their brain that helps check risky behaviour.The findings may give parents a ... Read more...

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Kids born to smoking mums ‘more likely to become smokers’


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Children of women who smoked during pregnancy are more likely to become smokers, according to a new study.The research found that prenatal exposure to nicotine increased the vulnerability ... Read more...

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Girls aged 16 ‘get drunk more often than their male peers’


March 9th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): A new European study has revealed that girls aged 16 are getting drunk more often than boys.It said that the rising numbers are knocking back the equivalent of ... Read more...

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Parents important for keeping teens off alcohol


March 8th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): Parents can play an important role in preventing teenagers from consuming large quantities of alcohol, according to a new thesis.It said that adolescents who smoke, stay out ... Read more...

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UK man jailed for sex with teen after he approached 1,000 girls on Facebook


March 5th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): A Welsh man, who approached more than 1000 teenage girls for sex on social networking site Facebook, has been jailed for having sex with an underage girl.Dylan ... Read more...

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Parents back Michelle Obama’s ‘Facebook ban on her daughters’


February 11th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 11 (ANI): Many parents have hailed US First Lady Michelle Obama's stance that she doesn't allow daughters Sasha and Malia to have Facebook profiles.Parents of city school ... Read more...

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Arm candy, one-night stands…flip side of V-Day


February 11th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Manpreet Kaur New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Valentine's Day is meant to be about love and romance. But there are many who try to hook up so they can show off ... Read more...

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I believe in ghosts: Bengali children’s writer (Interview)


November 29th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) He is the Ruskin Bond of Bengali literature and has written more than 100 stories and books for children, most of them on ghosts. But ... Read more...

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Arny’s daughter pens first book


October 15th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Arnold Schwarzenegger's daughter is all set to leave the nest with her first book.The 20-year-old USC Communications student has decided to use her famous name to promote ... Read more...

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Robert Downey Jr. is a hottie: Gabriella Cilmi


October 3rd, 2010 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Australian singer Gabriella Cilmi has revealed she has a crush on Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. and thinks he is a "hottie"."Robert Downey Jr. He's a bit old, ... Read more...

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A third of Brit girls would turn down proposal if they don’t like the ring


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): 'Money can't buy you love', goes the old adage, but it seems it doesn't really hold true for Brit women, for at least a third of them ... Read more...

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Blood donation awareness campaign launched in Chennai


September 24th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Sep 24 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu government has launched a blood donation awareness campaign to encourage the youth of the country to donate blood and save lives.The drive is aimed at ... Read more...

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Indian, Chinese students outshine white Britons by age 16


September 15th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Indian and Chinese students, who lag behind at age five, outshine white British children in exams when they reach age 16, a study has revealed. The research suggested that ... Read more...

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Cars reflect social status, feel Chinese youth


September 8th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) A majority of Chinese youth are keen on having a car of their own with many associating vehicles as a reflection of their social status. A nation-wide survey conducted ... Read more...

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50 pct of young girls feel guilty about what they eat


August 10th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): Around four in every ten young girls feel guilty about what they eat, a research has found.Many young girls feel guilty about what they eat against a background ... Read more...

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College aspirants queue up for cosmetic surgery


June 25th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Is the first impression really the last impression? Yes, especially for the young lot joining colleges. So concerned are they about their looks that they are going ... Read more...

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Religious teens less likely to consume marijuana


June 24th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Religiosity makes teens half as likely to use marijuana, says a study."Some may think this is an obvious finding, but research and expert opinion on this issue have ... Read more...

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Growing number of North American teens turning to cosmetic surgery


June 19th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, June 19 (ANI): A growing number of North American teens are undergoing cosmetic surgery in a bid to enhance their looks.For some it is reducing or increasing their breasts size, and ... Read more...

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TV actors Smiriti, Neil urge youngsters not to smoke


May 31st, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) TV actors Smiriti Kalra and Neil Bhatt, popularly known as Simmi and Abhi of Zee TV's serial "12/24 Karol Bagh", are using their celebrity status for a ... Read more...

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Williams outclasses Peer pressure to march on in Madrid


May 15th, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 15 (DPA) In-form Venus Williams played ruthless tennis Saturday to move into her first clay final of the European spring season with a 6-3, 6-0 win over outclassed Israeli ... Read more...

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Internet banking preferred due to benefits


April 27th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) People prefer to use internet banking either because of its benefits or because of peer pressure but rarely because of perceived prestige or celebrity endorsement, a new study ... Read more...

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Celeb endorsements play almost no role in fuelling internet banking trend


April 27th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): People use internet banking either because of its benefits or peer pressure but very rarely due to perceived prestige or celebrity endorsement, a new study has found.Understanding what ... Read more...

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“America’s Toughest Sheriff” makes inmates pedal to watch TV


April 8th, 2010 - 1:30 am ICT by BNO News
PHOENIX (BNO NEWS) -- Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who calls himself 'America's Thoughest Sheriff', has an idea to make inmates lose weight: make them pedal to watch television.Arpaio says a ... Read more...

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Here’s why goalkeepers make spectacular dives during penalty shoot-outs


April 7th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, April 7 (ANI): Football goalies often make the most spectacular dives during a penalty shoot-out because of peer pressure, a research has found.Researchers watched hundreds of penalty shoot-outs only to conclude ... Read more...

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Board exam jitters: Youth helpline rings non-stop


March 13th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Students so depressed that they want to commit suicide, hapless teachers at a loss to comfort pupils, harried parents...Calls have been pouring in at the ... Read more...

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