rule of thumb

How to size up the crowd - a lesson in Cairo


February 5th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) Just how many protesters are there in Cairo's Tahrir square? Media accounts vary enormously. The crowd estimates depend on rough calculations, including one developed by a former reporter ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Barbara Cartland’s guide on to the perfect New Year’s Eve bash


December 27th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): New Year's Eve is the perfect time to throw a party -everyone is in a festive mood, looking to mark the end of the year and to kick-off ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Olivia Munn’s tips on sex and seduction


November 10th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 10 (ANI): Actress Olivia Munn has dished out some sex and seduction pointers in the new issue of Men's Health magazine."If she's anything like me, sex isn't just a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Longer is definitely better


September 6th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 6 (ANI): Why would you choose a 5000 year-old painting better over a 100-year-old? You would most probably believe the older, the better - which seems to be a rule ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Goa takes to fishing, hook, line and sinker


August 19th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Aug 19 (IANS) Here's a chance to know what Santiago, the old fisherman from Ernest Hemingway's novel "Old man and the Sea", felt like while battling it out with ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Too much workforce flexibility not always a good thing: Study


August 12th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): A new study suggests that companies which try to improve efficiency by building more flexibility into their workforce could end up too lean and increase their costs."Flexibility is ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Go easy on beer during World Cup


June 28th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, June 28 (DPA) Football fans have been advised not to have a beer with every starting whistle during the World Cup. That's not just because alcohol is bad for you at the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Jurassic fast food key to gigantic dinosaurs


May 12th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Why were the sauropod dinosaurs able to grow so much larger than today's terrestrial animals? A research group led by the University of Bonn (UB) seems to have ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

World’s birds shrinking due to global warming


March 13th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): A new study by scientists has shown that many birds in the world, particularly in North America, are shrinking, in response to warmer temperatures.In biology, there is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Party time as Obamas mark first Christmas in White House


December 14th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Gabriele Chwallek Washington, Dec 14 (DPA) It's party time at the White House. During December, the Obamas are set to host 28 events with a total of 50,000 guests during their ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Blame iron in red wine for fishy aftertaste


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The presence of iron in red wine creates a fishy aftertaste when it is consumed with fish, says a new study. Takayuki Tamura, professor at the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Why red wine is best with red meat and white wine with fish


October 22nd, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Boffins have reported the first scientific elucidation for one of the most widely known rules of thumb for blending wine with food: "Red wine with red meat, white ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

British Muslim lawyer makes 4.5 million pounds defending terrorists


July 27th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): A controversial woman attorney has earned 4.5 million pounds from British taxpayers by defending terrorists, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.The payout to Mercedes -driving Mudassar Arani, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Customers sometimes judge a product by surrounding items


July 21st, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A study on marketers has shown that consumers sometimes link unfamiliar products to surrounding items.Authors Michelle P. Lee, of Singapore Management University, and Kwanho Suk, of Korea ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Victorian era scientists height predictor rule still most accurate


March 4th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): If your parents are tall, there''s a very good chance you will be too, suggests a new study, which claims that a rule of thumb from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Olivia Newton-John’’s former partner is alive, say US investigators


January 28th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 28 (ANI): Actress Olivia Newton-Johns former partner Patrick McDermott is still alive and on the run, say US investigators who have been trying to track him down.McDermott had staged ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Is the third law of thermodynamics in jeopardy?


August 8th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): Scientists have said that what goes on at a molecular level during the process when water freezes, seems to be in conflict with the third law of ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

South-East Asian currencies start to slide


June 14th, 2008 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
DPA Bangkok, June 14 (DPA) When inflation goes up, currencies tend to come down, economists say. That rule of thumb has proved true in South-East Asia this month which has seen inflation across ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Heres how you can stay slim forever (Re-Issue)


June 1st, 2008 - 8:43 pm ICT by admin
London, June 1 (ANI): Followed every diet in the book, but love handles still giving you nightmares? Well, celeb dietician Anita Bean has come to your rescue with her new no-nonsense ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Heres how you can stay slim forever


May 27th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin
London, May 27 (ANI): Followed every diet in the book, but love handles still giving you nightmares? Well, celeb dietician Anita Bean has come to your rescue with her new no-nonsense ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Heres why you cant seem to find your mate!


February 13th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 13(ANI): Psychologists have ultimately found the reason behind peoples reluctance in choosing a mate- sense of scarcity.The International team led by Xianchi Dai, Klaus Wertenbroch and Miguel Brendl from INSEAD, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Drinking too much water can be hazardous for marathon runners


January 6th, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Many athletes worry about dehydration and drink plenty a lot water during race. But, a leading doctor has warned that guzzling litres of water during the course of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Keep the spirit of Santa Claus alive in kids: Psychologists


December 21st, 2007 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 21(ANI): Cant make up your mind as to whether or not you should disclose the myth of Santa Claus existence to your kid? Well, then dont stress yourself, for psychologists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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