western cultures

Analytical thinking can erode religious belief: Study


April 27th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) Analytical thinking can erode religious belief, even in devout believers, says a new study. Researchers at the University of British Columbia, Canada, who assessed participants' belief ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obesity depends on your society


July 12th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Teenaged boys from well-off Chinese families who say they are physically active and eat plenty of vegetables but few sweets, are more likely to be overweight, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Clothiers turning young girls into sex objects


May 12th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Are clothiers turning young girls into sex objects? According to a new study, up to 30 percent of young girls' clothing available online in the US ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Now, a new bra that unhooks when you clap your hands!


February 14th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 14 (ANI): A US engineer has invented a bra clasp that comes off when you clap your hands.Randy Sarafan's device could be the answer to millions of men and women's ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Mate guarding ‘more common in arranged marriages’


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Guarding your mate is a biological phenomenon.And this is common among many different species and can be useful to defend territory, guarantee paternity, or prevent disease.Mate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Physical beauty ‘affects worldwide trends in fashion, cosmetics’


October 16th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Physical attractiveness is a desirable quality is not a new notion, but a new study has revealed that it also affects worldwide trends in fashion, cosmetics and more ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Miss Nepal faces acid test


September 1st, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 1 (IANS) As 18 young women wait for the curtain to go up and the Miss Nepal 2010 pageant to start at the Tribhuvan Army Officers' Club in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Culture affects how our brain works


August 4th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Where you grow up can have a big impact on how your brain works, according to a study by psychological scientists Denise C. Park from the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

MJ fans offered sleepover with his belongings in Japan


May 23rd, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 23 (ANI): Selected fans of Michael Jackson, in Japan, will get an opportunity to sleep next to the King of Pop's possessions, on the first anniversary of his death.Promoters ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

A sleepover with Michael Jackson’s possessions offered


May 22nd, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Fans of King of Pop Michael Jackson have been offered the chance to spend a night with his possessions at an exhibition in Japan. Promoters of the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kids learn a great deal by imitating adults


May 4th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) A particular kind of imitation in which a child copies everything an adult shows them appears to be a universal human activity rather than something the children of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Children’s copycat behavior is universal


May 4th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A particular kind of imitation - overimitation, in which a child copies everything an adult shows them - appears to be a universal human activity, rather than something ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

No Indian touch in choreography today: National Award winner Chinni Prakash (Interview)


March 25th, 2010 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) National Award winning choreographer Chinni Prakash laments that he has come to be known only for the use of pelvic thrusts in Bollywood song ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Vital clues to causes of inflammatory bowel disease found


December 17th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): A new study from University of Adelaide has found that a critical imbalance of the regulatory cells required to control the immune system might make a person more ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brit hate preacher wants ‘impure’ Barbie, Peppa Pig banned


June 11th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): Muslim extremists want toys such as Peppa Pig and Barbie banned, fearing they bring a corrupting influence on their kids by promoting "western values" against Islam.Some shopping centres, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cramped shoppers seek more variety


May 13th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 13 (IANS) When shoppers feel cramped in narrow aisles, they react by seeking greater variety in what they buy, according to a new study. Jonathan Levav (Columbia University) and Rui ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Shopping in narrow lanes makes people seek variety


May 13th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): While wandering in the narrow aisles of a supermarket, people have the tendency to look for variety in a bid to overcome the confined environment, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Avril Lavigne becomes Canadian Ambassador for 2010 World Expo


April 29th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): Avril Lavigne is all set to represent her native Canada by being an ambassador at China's World expo in 2010.The singer, who was born in Ontario, is much ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Lavigne to represent Canada at China’s world expo


April 28th, 2009 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Singer-songwriter and actress Avril Lavigne has been selected to represent her native Canada as its ambassador at China's first world expo to be held next year. The 24-year-old, who ... Read more...

Posted in World |

25 feet Santa Claus in Puri


December 25th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by ANI
By Sharada Lahangir Puri, Dec.25 (ANI): Noted sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik has sculpted Santa Claus and Jesus Christ at the Golden Beach of Puri, to spread the message of peace during Christmas ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Archaeologists unearth Buddha statues head in Afghanistan


August 30th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, August 30 (ANI): French and Afghan archaeologists have unearthed the head of a Buddha statue and a precious coin in the province of Bamiyan in Afghanistan.The statues head belongs to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Militant secularisation is creating double jeopardy for Western cultures’


June 25th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): One of the most outspoken and conservative leaders of the Church of England has claimed that the declining importance of the church is creating a "double jeopardy" ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Why 5ft tall Kylie Minogue tops best legs polls


January 17th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Ever wondered why celebs such as Kylie Minogue, fare well in polls of the "best celebrity legs, despite being short in height? Well, Polish researchers have answered the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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