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Depression overshadows the past as well as the present

Depressed people have a peculiar view of the past – rather than glorifying the ‘good old days’, they project their generally bleak outlook on to past events, according to new research. It is known depression makes sufferers see the present and the future as sad, but this is the first time research has shown it also casts a long shadow ...

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American workplace is physically and emotionally taxing: survey

The American workplace is physically and emotionally taxing, with workers frequently facing unstable work schedules, unpleasant and potentially hazardous working conditions, and an often hostile social environment, according to a new study that probes working conditions in the United States. The findings stem from research conducted by investigators at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation, Harvard Medical School and UCLA, and ...

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Smartphone tracking shows fear affects where youth spend time

Youth spend less time in their neighborhoods if area residents have a high fear of crime, according to a new study that used smartphones to track kids’ whereabouts. Researchers found that adolescents aged 11 to 17 spent over an hour less each day on average in their neighborhoods if residents there were very fearful, compared to kids from areas perceived ...

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Eating disorders linked to increased risk of theft and other criminal behavior

In an analysis of nearly 960,000 females, individuals with eating disorders were more likely to be convicted of theft and other crimes. The incidences of theft and other convictions were 12% and 7%, respectively, in those with anorexia nervosa, 18% and 13% in those with bulimia nervosa, and 5% and 6% in those without eating disorders. The associations with theft ...

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Managers can help prevent employees from working while sick

A new study indicates that managerial support can help prevent employees who work extremely hard out of an obsessive drive (‘workaholics’) from forcing themselves to attend work when feeling sick. Such support from managers can also help address work-family conflict in workaholics. Increasing the awareness of supervisors of the harmful consequences and costs associated with showing up to work while ...

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So lonely I could die

Social isolation, loneliness could be greater threat to public health than obesity, researchers say. Loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity, and their impact has been growing and will continue to grow, according to research presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. “Being connected to others socially is widely considered ...

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Study explains link between academic performance and violence

Numerous studies have shown a relationship between high-crime communities and the academic performance of children who live within them. Now, new Northwestern University research suggests sleep disruption following violent incidents and increased amounts of the stress hormone cortisol offer a biological explanation for why children who live in neighborhoods with higher rates of violent crime struggle more in school. “Both ...

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Miniskirt Row: Saudi Women’s Desire to be Free Remains Elusive

Saudi Arabian law was able to finally catch up with the miniskirt woman strolling on a village road with her midriff and legs exposed to a video grab that has gone viral. Though she was released later, the issue did not subside the outrage among women who cried wolf at targeting only women and not foreigners nor men. Some Twitter ...

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Job Loss Bigger Blow Than Divorce: Study

In a new research for Bloomberg, the University of East Anglia and the What Works Center for Wellbeing, an independent body set up by the U.K. government, have revealed that it is worse to loose a job than loosing a spouse in a divorce. The shock from the fact of getting fired in a job is more painful and impacts ...

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Meet Miss Haryana Manushi Chillar, Crowned Miss India World 2017

The daughter of doctor parents, who studied at St. Thomas School in Delhi and a student of Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat, Manushi Chillar went on to become Miss India 2017 and she will be representing the country at the Miss World 2017 pageant. The 54th Femina Miss India World 2017 contest finale was held ...

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President Greets on Idu’l Fitr as Prayers, Celebrations Mark Ramzan

President Pranab Mukherjee meeting the invitees, at an Iftar party, on the occasion of id’ul Fitar, hosted by him, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on June 23, 2017.(PIB)

The President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee has greeted fellow citizens on the eve of Idu’l Fitr, known as Ramzan, which is being celebrated on Monday, June 26, 2017 in India. In his message the President said, “On the auspicious occasion of Idu’l Fitr, I extend greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens, particularly my Muslim brothers and ...

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Miss India 2017: Miss Haryana Manushi Chillar Wins Crown to Represent India at Miss World 2017 Pageant

      Miss Haryana Manushi Chillar won the Miss India 2017 crown on Sunday night after a scintillating ceremony in Mumbai. [FLASH: MANUSHI CHILLER WINS MISS WORLD CROWN 2017] fbb Colors @feminamissindia Haryana 2017, @ManushiChhillar loved her glamorous look given by our Celebrity Makeup Artist, Rupashree Nayak. pic.twitter.com/ZpmjM1T89I — Stars Cosmetics (@StarsCosmetic) June 22, 2017 The five finalists included ...

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Vice President Ansari Greets People on Eid-ul-Fitr

President Pranab Mukherjee meeting the invitees, at an Iftar party, on the occasion of id’ul Fitar, hosted by him, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on June 23, 2017.(PIB)

Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari has greeted the people of our country on the joyous occasion of Id-ul-Fitr. In a message, he said that Id-ul-Fitr marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan and signifies the traditional expression of brotherhood and understanding between people. The festival reaffirms the spirit of compassion, charity and generosity in our lives, ...

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Rare Wish Fulfilling Brahma Kamal Blooms Tonight

Today, June 24, 2017, being a Saturday with Amavasya night, is witnessing the rare Brahma Kamal flower blooming once in a year for two hours in the night and Hindu mythology says that it has wish-fulfilling powers and believed to have been showered on the ground by Gods after Lakshmana was revived on the battle ground in Ramayana. Brahma Kamal, ...

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AYUSH Ministry Launches Yoga Life-size Mascots

The Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN) under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, has initiated a Yoga Awareness Drive through Mascots and Flash Mobs (YogMob) prior to International Yoga Day (21st June) to increase popularity of Yoga especially among the youth. The mascots Provide an eye-catching way of helping boost the awareness of International Day ...

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India Unhappy? So is it, Says UN Report

  Money is not the sole reason to be happy but India cannot bask upon its social cohesiveness and political leadership as the World Happiness Report 2017 has put it in 122nd rank, behind Pakistan and Nepal. It has also jumped from 118 last year to 122 this year. The report, released on Monday at the United Nations, ranked 155 ...

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France 24’s Event Encore In India to Focus on Empowering Women

  As part of its special programming for International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, France 24’s culture team heads to India to explore the world’s largest democracy and see how women, and women’s rights, are making their mark on the country’s vibrant arts scene. Olivia Salazar-Winspear presents two special editions of the daily culture showEncore! Wednesday 8th March ...

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Health Advisory Issued for Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims

The Pilgrimage to the Cave of Shri Amarnathji, known as Amarnath Yatra, involves trekking at altitudes as high as 14,000 feet and pilgrims are likely to develop High Altitude Sickness, said an advisory issued today. The symptoms of high altitude sickness include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness and difficulty in sleeping, visual impairment, bladder dysfunction, bowl ...

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