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'Facebook Generation' happier than teenagers a decade ago

London, March 29 (IANS) Today's Facebook Generation is happier and healthier than teenagers a decade ago, finds a new study. Adolescence is a crucial stage in life when you lay the foundation for adulthood. The findings, published online by the European Journal of Public Health, claimed a growing proportion of 11 to 15-year-olds, dubbed the Facebook Generation, are less likely th...

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Italy's coach gets death threats over Marchisio injury

Rome, March 29 (IANS) The president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), Carlo Tavecchio has revealed Italy's national coach Antonio Conte has received death threats following an injury to his Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio. Conte received the threats from angry Juventus fans who blame the coach's training methods for the injury that was initially believed to have sidelined ...

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Providing too much attention to a task may be futile

New York, March 29 (IANS) Being too focused on a task may not yield perfect results as researchers have found that too much attention hinders the brain from switching from an ongoing strategy to a new and perhaps more efficient one. The study published in the journal Neuron showed that activity in a region of the brain known as the medial prefrontal cortex is involved in shifting focus f...

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Smartphone bill alerts can leave you distressed

Toronto, March 29 (IANS) Bill alerts from mobile phone companies in your email or via SMS are meant to inform you when you are about to exceed their plan limit and make the things better. But just the opposite may be happening, find researchers. The study from University of Toronto Mississauga has found that such bill warnings can be more costly because cell phone companies adjust their ...

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Nawazuddin gives 'full marks' to Varun Dhawan

Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) The actor in front of Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Badlapur was a relatively inexperienced Varun Dhawan. But balancing out his own experiences with the Main Tera Hero actor in Badlapur turned out to be a smooth sailing for the National Award winner. I saw Varun's energy and passion on day one. I was very inspired by his energy. If he hadn't been receptive to his charact...

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Germany gets to know about 'Make in India'

Berlin, March 29 (IANS) Germany was introduced to the Make in India initiative with a series of events this month ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit in April when he will inaugurate the Hannover Trade Fair, dubbed the world's largest industrial fair. The Indian consulate in Frankfurt, in close cooperation with the city authorities of Cologne, organised the concluding event of ...

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Malaysia's ethnic Indian men won't marry rape victims

Kuala Lumpur, March 29 (IANS) A video survey conducted by a television channel has shown Malaysia's ethnic Indian men saying that they will not marry rape victims. In the video produced by Malaysia's Indian entertainment and lifestyle channel, Astro Ulagam titled Would you marry a rape victim? Watch the shocking answers from Malaysian Indian men! that was uploaded on its Facebook page on...

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Can daylight in schools protect eyesight of kids?

New York, March 29 (IANS) A century-old belief that high daylight levels in schools could prevent short sight or myopia may be true even today, suggests a study. The results, published in the journal Perspectives in Public Health, compared the history of school myopia with the bone disease rickets. Myopia, like rickets, is a seasonal condition which seems to get worse in the wint...

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Stream live video with new Twitter app

Toronto, March 29 (IANS) You can turn your iPhone into a live video feed with this new app from Twitter. The just-released app, called Periscope, allows people to livestream video from their iPhones at the touch of a button. Periscope would be competing with Meerkat - a similar app that came out a few weeks ago. Both apps are currently only available on the iPhone. I was ...

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Designers make contemporary, edgy statements at AIFW

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The runway of ongoing autumn-winter edition of Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) here was transformed into a land of dreams and a canvas with designers Sonam Dubal and Poonam Bhagat taking stage to present their collections. While Dubal became the dream merchant, Bhagat picked up scissors to reinterpret the art of Pablo Picasso's Constellation. The runway acted ...

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Smaller plates, smaller portions? Not always

New York, March 29 (IANS) If you thought you can trick yourself into eating less if you use a smaller plate, you are wrong, warns a new study. The study involving 162 girls aged 14 to 18 found that the trick does not work for everyone, particularly over-weight teenage girls. It has been assumed that overweight or obese consumers are more likely to underestimate the size of a food...

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Nick Jonas highlights Kids' Choice Awards 2015

Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Pop star Nick Jonas led the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2015 from the front as he wowed the crowd not only as a host, but also pulled double duty by kicking off the event with a medley performance of his hits Chains and Jealous. The awards show, which took place at the Forum in Inglewood, California on Saturday, witnessed a variety of A-list celebrities i...

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Multi-tasking can hamper your brain

New York, March 29 (IANS) Multi-tasking can hamper your performance and may even damage your brain, claim researchers from Stanford University. The team found that people who are involved with multi-tasking cannot pay attention and recall information than those who complete one task at a time. The Stanford team compared groups of people based on their tendency to multitask and th...

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Doubt I'll play second lead again: Aditya Roy Kapur

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Aditya Roy Kapur, who took the plunge into acting with 2009 film London Dreams that featured Ajay Devgn and Salman Khan in lead roles, hopes he doesn't go back to the days when he used to be cast as second lead. After his debut film, the 29-year-old went on to share screen space with Bollywood stars like Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar. Then in 2013, Aashiqui 2...

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Lee boosted financial status of Indians, says union leader

Singapore, March 29 (IANS) Paying tribute to former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, Indian-orgin trade unionist G. Muthukumarasamy on Sunday acknowledged that the late leader helped improve the fiancial status of the ethnic Indian community in the city state. The funeral of Lee, 91, who died on March 23 at the Singapore General Hospital after a long battle with pneumonia, is being...

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Tamannaah may replace Shruti Haasan in PVP's bilingual

Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Actress Tamannaah Bhatia is most likely to replace Shruti Haasan, who recently walked out of a yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu bilingual being produced by PVP Cinema. The film also features actors Karthi and Akkineni Nagarjuna. Shruti pulled out of the project citing dates issue. After Shruti walked out of the project, the makers approached Tamannaah, and she's...

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Three-day national children's film fest opens in Udaipur

Jaipur, March 29 (IANS) For three days starting Sunday, Udaipur - Rajasthan's City of Lakes - will see the screening of children's 27 live action and animation films. The Children's Film Society India (CFSI) and the district administration of Udaipur are jointly organising the National Children's Film Festival (NCFF) here. The gala was inaugurated on Sunday in the presence of Arv...

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Lee among tallest leaders, says Modi at funeral

Singapore, March 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed Singapore's founder leader Lee Kuan Yew, who was cremated on Sunday, as among the tallest leaders of our times and a friend of India. Shortly after arriving here to attend the funeral of Lee who died on March 23, Modi said that Lee believed in India's potential more than many of us did. Modi was among the world leader...

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Sayeed leaves for Kashmir to assess flood threat

Jammu, March 29 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed rushed to Srinagar on Sunday to personally monitor the situation arising from incessant rains in the Kashmir Valley. This is Sayeed's first visit to the valley after he took over as the chief minister of the state on March 1, 2015. Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh informed the assembly here on Sunday ...

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Mix lettuce varieties to gain maximum health benefitS

London, March 29 (IANS) Mixing lettuce varieties could help provide protection against the chain reactions of free radicals, molecules that can cause cell damage and generate various diseases, suggests a study. The findings, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, said that mixing lettuce, one of the indispensable vegetables in the Mediterranean diet, could be a good...

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