Lifestyle & Fashion

Negative mood promotes craving for sweets

New York: Researchers have found that those who suffer defeat or are in negative emotional states tend to crave sweets more than those in a positive frame of mind. The research....

Selfie with Plant’ to promote aforestation

New Delhi: Taking inspiration from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Selfie with Daughter' initiative a Delhi-based students' group has started a campaign to promote a plantation drive among the youth. On Friday,....

Female bosses freak men out

London: Men may feel threatened by female bosses and act more assertively towards them than male supervisors, new research says. The study published in the journal Society for Personality and Social....

Chemotherapy equipment dangerous: Study

London: The anti-bacterial silver coating used in chemotherapy catheters actually breaks down the drugs and thus reduces the efficacy of the treatment, a study says. Chemotherapy treatment usually involves the patient....

Why Indians at higher risk of diabetes

Sydney: Compared to those in the developed world, middle classes in India and other developing countries are more susceptible to Type-2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases, thanks to their undernourished....

Always had an inclination towards designs: Gauri Khan

New Delhi: Gauri Khan, who goes beyond being a star wife and is a successful interior designer and entrepreneur, says she always had an inclination towards the world of design. The....

Ritu Kumar to reach smaller cities with affordable line

New Delhi: India's pioneering designer Ritu Kumar, who has been credited with starting the boutique culture in the country, says she is now focussing her efforts on reaching out to clients....

Ed Hardy designer dead at 57

New York: Fashion designer Christian Audigier, who was behind the successful clothing lines Ed Hardy and Von Dutch, died on Thursday after a battle with cancer. He was 57. "I just....

Kids learn complex emotions at age four

New York: As children reach age four, they are ready for conversations about complex feelings to move beyond happy, sad or afraid, says a study. Parents can help them learn and....

Body postures reveal love life

New York: It may sound intriguing to many but how you balance your body in different postures can reveal how stable your romantic life is, says a study. Researchers from the....

In ‘Fan’, I play the one who makes a star: SRK

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has unveiled the release date and a teaser of his upcoming film "Fan", says in the film he plays "the one who makes a....

Observe ‘Mother Nature Day’, says Amma

New York: The world should observe a day dedicated to "Mother Nature" when people must plant at least one tree, Indian spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi has said. "Just as we....

Why we avoid taking stairs

Toronto: Close proximity of a staircase to an escalator that seems so much faster and more convenient discourage people from making the healthy decision of taking the stairs, says a....

Smartphones pushing millennials to cook

New York:  If your hubby wants to cook your favourite pancake again this weekend, thank the smartphone for his changed attitude towards the kitchen. With search engines to find how-to-cook....

Paris Hilton finds ‘soulmate’

Los Angeles: Socialite Paris Hilton has found her "soulmate" in Swiss businessman Thomas Gross. The 34-year-old hotel heiress appears to be much in love with her new beau after she shared....

Passive smoke ups stroke risk in non-smokers

New York: Second-hand smoke increases the risk of stroke by about 30 percent for nonsmokers, researchers say. Even after adjusting other stroke factors such as hypertension, diabetes and heart disease, the....

Soon, you might get music videos in FB feed

New York: Soon you might be watching music videos in your Facebook news feed. According to the media reports, Facebook is trying to set up deals with major record companies to....

Genes associated to brain tumour identified

New York: Researchers have identified a new family of genes responsible for the growth of tumours in a wide spectrum of high-grade brain cancers. The study, published in the journal....

Drinking coffee doesn’t trigger diabetes, obesity

London: Maintain your love with coffee as it does not put you at the risk of developing obesity or diabetes, a gene-based study has said. Danish researchers looked at genes as....

New method to develop more efficient drugs

London: Scientists have developed a new approach to develop highly-potent drugs which could overcome current shortcomings of low drug efficacy and multi-drug resistance in patients. The study that appeared in....

Low level of education as dangerous as smoking

New York: Estimating the number of deaths that can be linked to differences in education, researchers have determined that lacking education may be as deadly as being a current rather....

Volcanic eruptions that changed human history

Washington:  Reconstruction of timing and related radiative forcing of nearly 300 individual volcanic eruptions dated as far as the early Roman period shows that large volcanic eruptions were drivers of....

Youngsters are ageing faster than ever: Study

London:  If you are young but look old, chances are that you might have actually turned old. It has been found that age-related decline is already happening in young adults....

Snapdeal refreshes product experiences for mobile, web

New Delhi : Snapdeal, one of the leading online marketplaces in India, on Wednesday unveiled its enhanced user interfaces for the web and mobile application to provide superior user experience.....

Indian traditional wear has seen experimentation: Archana Kochhar

New Delhi ; The market for Indian traditional wear has seen several changes over the years, says designer Archana Kochhar, whose latest line is MUAAK, a new pret couture collection....

Treadmill work stations reduce muscle pain

Toronto: Treadmill work stations can make office work a lot more comfortable as they can help reduce neck and shoulder muscle pain associated with computer work, says a new study.....

People replace marijuana with alcohol at 21

Washington:  A study of marijuana and alcohol use in people between the ages of 18 and 24 has revealed that marijuana users change over to alcohol at the age of 21.....

Drinking alcohol while pregnant ‘common’: Study

London: Drinking alcohol while pregnant is quite common among women in Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, says new research. Women across all social strata drank during pregnancy, the findings....

Common antacid can treat TB: Study

London Scientists have identified an over-the-counter antacid that can help fight against the global pandemic tuberculosis that kills nearly 1.5 million people a year. The team from the Swiss Federal Institute....

Lack of toilets affect pregnancy outcomes

Bhubaneswar: Poor sanitation practices, such as open defecation, are affecting pregnancy outcomes of Indian women, especially premature birth, says a study. The research, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, studied pregnancy....