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‘My skating background helped in action roles’


August 6th, 2012 - 6:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Australian actress Melissa George insists her roller skating background makes her the perfect choice for action roles.The 35-year-old is convinced she picks up fast-paced stunts quicker ... Read more...

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Beckinsale, a careful mother


July 26th, 2012 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS)Actress Kate Beckinsale says she is careful about the roles she chooses because she has a teenager daughter."Well, I haven't done an awful lot of nude ... Read more...

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Hilton rubbishes dating rumours


June 1st, 2012 - 2:31 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 1 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton says she and DJ Afrojack are friends but never dated, and thus the rumours of their split were baseless.Hilton, who ... Read more...

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Why men like ‘dumb-looking’ women


May 24th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Men may not be looking for charm and intelligence when it comes to finding a mate, but rather a woman who looks dumb and sleepy enough ... Read more...

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Parenting leads to greater happiness


May 18th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning in life than people who have no children, according to a new study. Parents also are happier when ... Read more...

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Fitch downgrades JPMorgan Chase after huge loss


May 12th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 12 (IANS) Fitch Ratings downgraded JPMorgan Chase's long term debt rating to A+ from AA- after the bank revealed a stunning trading loss.The rating firm also placed ... Read more...

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Mumbai Press Club to honour Vinod Mehta


May 4th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) The Mumbai Press Club will Saturday honour veteran journalist and Outlook Group's editorial adviser Vinod Mehta with a lifetime achievement award.The honour is part of the ... Read more...

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Compare me with my peers, not Anil chachu: Arjun Kapoor


May 4th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Arjun Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of his first film "Ishaqzaade", knows it's inevitable but says that comparisons with his uncle Anil Kapoor ... Read more...

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Office boredom drives men to flirt


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Office boredom rather than sparks of passion drives men to flirt with female colleagues, says a Surrey University study based on a survey of 200 people. ... Read more...

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Swift to play Joni Mitchell?


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift is in talks to portray iconic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell in the big screen adaptation of Sheila Weller's book "Girls Like Us".The story ... Read more...

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Positive outlook keeps heart healthy


April 18th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Optimistic people are up to 50 percent less likely to suffer a coronary or a stroke, American researchers say.Earlier medical studies have shown that negative states ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily seeks impartial probe in drug scam


April 18th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Musa Gilani may have "curried favour" and been involved in wrongdoing but "only an impartial investigation can unearth the ... Read more...

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Toddlers and chimps follow their peers


April 13th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 13 (IANS) What is common between toddlers and chimps? Both tend to copy actions of their peers."I think few people would have expected to find that two-year-olds are ... Read more...

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Sensex slumps 220 points on weak Asian cues


April 9th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets fell 220 points in the afternoon trading Monday on sustained selling pressure due to weak cues from Asian ... Read more...

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Sensex falls 100 points on weak Asian cues


April 4th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets was trading over 100 points lower in the afternoon session Wednesday as some investors booked profit due to ... Read more...

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Shedding pounds won’t help teens’ self-esteem


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Teenaged girls shedding pounds may benefit physically, but it still leaves them with a feeling of low esteem, says a study."We found that obese black and ... Read more...

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Stanford centre opens in Beijing


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) Stanford University of the US has launched a research centre in China -- in Peking University.The centre serves as the headquarters for Stanford staff conducting research ... Read more...

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Kellan Lutz to launch clothing line?


March 6th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) American actor Kellan Lutz, who started his career as a model, is currently spending time on his clothing range."I'm really focused on my clothing line. ... Read more...

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Veteran journalist Raghunath Rau dead


January 26th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Veteran journalist Raghunath Rau, who began life as a sports journalist and then made his mark across a range of subjects, died here Thursday evening ... Read more...

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Imagining positive co-workers improves performance


January 13th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) People who conjure positive imaginary co-workers turn in better performance at workplace, above and beyond the call of duty, suggests a study. The results showed that ... Read more...

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Putting it down on paper can help lose to weight


January 6th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 6 (IANS) Writing your most important values on a piece of paper can literally knock you into shape as it might make you feel better and obliterate the ... Read more...

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Zac Efron not a party animal


December 26th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Actor Zac Efron doesn't like attending parties and says that he doesn't fancy the antics of many of his peers and would rather stay in."I just ... Read more...

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70 percent Chinese feel happy in 2011


December 24th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 24 (IANS) Seventy percent of Chinese in an online survey said they were happy in 2011. The survey involved more than 10,000 people across China.Physical and mental health, ... 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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Britons driving to parties to avoid drinking


December 13th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) A number of middle-aged people in Britain are driving to dinner parties so that they could excuse themselves from drinking, a study has revealed.A study conducted ... Read more...

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Social media to drive movement against corruption: Survey


December 11th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Orkut are emerging as an important tool to drive movement against corruption and bring positive change in ... Read more...

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4 mn British children don’t own a book: Study


December 5th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) One in three children in Britain - about four million - does not own a book, a study has said.Seven years ago, the number stood at ... Read more...

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Joseff Edwards is a student cum school bus driver


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An 18-year-old British student has the added responsibility of driving his peers to and from school each day. Joseff Edwards passed his driving test in the summer ... Read more...

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Angie Varona talks about the ordeal of becoming a sex symbol at 14


November 15th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Nov 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Angie Varona was all tears as she recalled the ordeal that she went through when she was 14 years old. Speaking on ABC News, Varona revealed ... Read more...

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Tally co-founder gets Nasscom lifetime achievement award


November 10th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 10 (IANS) Bharat Goenka, co-founder and managing director of Tally Solutions, has been conferred the first lifetime achievement award of the National Association of Software and Services Companies ... Read more...

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Harsh discipline prompts lying among kids


October 25th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 25 (IANS) Harsh discipline at school prompts young children into lying more readily about their misdemeanours than their peers from less stricter institutions, new research says.The study of ... Read more...

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China, Canada to build Alzheimer’s research centre


October 24th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) A China-Canada joint research centre for child development and the study of Alzheimer's disease will be built at a children's hospital in southwest China, authorities said.The ... Read more...

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Children who use e-mail lot brighter


October 12th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 12 (IANS) Kids who used e-mail at home turned out to be lot brighter and more popular than their peers who did not.Genevieve Johnson, psychology lecturer at Australia's ... Read more...

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I was a rule follower at school: Kristen


October 9th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 9 (IANS) Actress Kristen Stewart says she was a sincere student in school and used to get worried if she couldn't complete her homework on time."Despite what people ... Read more...

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Slogging helps kids resolve reading, writing problems


October 5th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) Slogging helps children resolve reading and writing problems better than the traditional tuition offered by schools, a new study shows.The study trained, by educationists from the ... Read more...

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