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Want to keep anxiety away? Keep your brain busy with memory games and math puzzles

Want to keep anxiety away? Keep your brain busy with memory games and math puzzles

Researchers have found that boosting activity in the brain’s areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety. Using non-invasive brain imaging, the researchers found that people at risk of anxiety were less likely to develop the disorder if they had higher activity in a brain region responsible for complex mental operations. [...]

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Delhi air pollution: 8 techniques to battle airborne toxins and stay healthy

Delhi air pollution: 8 techniques to battle airborne toxins and stay healthy

Delhi’s air pollution level hit a new high this winter, leaving people gasping for breath. The smog that blankets the city is a result of high air pollution combined with no-wind cold weather conditions. “With little or no signs of improvement, we, on an individual level, have to find ways to beat it,” says Dr [...]

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Kids and Technology Part Two

Kids and Technology Part Two

Many times the tech can help children learn.    Our special series on kids and technology continues with ways parents can help their children succeed. “One of the reason we push technology so hard is because it’s so important in today’s world,” says Bekah Coleman, a Curator of Education at San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. [...]

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Mass murderer and cult leader Charles Manson has died

Mass murderer and cult leader Charles Manson has died

Cult leader and one of America’s most notorious killers Charles Manson died on Monday from natural causes at the age of 83. Manson was serving nine life sentences at California State Prison-Corcoran for seven counts of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder. A statement released by California State Prison-Corcoran said 8:13 p.m. [...]

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Trends in school enrolment and dropout levels

Trends in school enrolment and dropout levels

The Union budget speech recognized the need to measure learning outcomes in schools. An amendment has been introduced to the Right to Education (RTE) Act to permit detentions after class V and class VIII after a test, remedial education and a retest. In light of this, the following data captures some trends with respect to [...]

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Feeling tired and sleepy all the time? Here’s how to get more shut-eye in winter

Feeling tired and sleepy all the time? Here’s how to get more shut-eye in winter

As we move towards darker nights that will take us into winter, now is a great time to head to bed earlier and set a new sleep schedule. Sleep expert Matthew Walker, a UC Berkeley professor and author of the recently released, Why We Sleep, says that getting a sufficient amount of shut-eye can do wonders [...]

October 26, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Feeling tired and sleepy all the time? Here’s how to get more shut-eye in winter

Carbohydrates and Diet: How Much Do You Really Need in a Day?

Carbohydrates and Diet: How Much Do You Really Need in a Day?

It is mind-boggling to understand how our bodily processes are so intricately entwined and need careful planning of our daily diet to achieve a state of good health and wellness. In my opinion, most of the weight related issues are the outcome of a bad dietary pattern or a lifestyle that is too sluggish to [...]

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Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

al feedback as well as reinforce behaviours that are rewarded, while reducing behaviours that are not. The results showed that those who were less susceptible to the effects of poor sleep showed significantly higher brain activity in response to positive feedback or reward compared to negative feedback. The effects of poor sleep showed significantly higher [...]

October 23, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

Civil Services Mains 2017 and 2018: Subject wise preparation strategy, sources and booklist

Civil Services Mains 2017 and 2018: Subject wise preparation strategy, sources and booklist

The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination is more of factual in nature, while on the other hand, the main examination requires deep analysis and comprehensive evaluation of questions, as answers written by a candidate in the examination represents the overall personality of a candidate. In the recent years, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has made comprehensive [...]

October 13, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Civil Services Mains 2017 and 2018: Subject wise preparation strategy, sources and booklist

Beware, online shopping can affect your muscle strength and bone health

Beware, online shopping can affect your muscle strength and bone health

The digital age is surely making shopping easier and accessible for many. While online stores are giving us convenience in many matters, they are ruining our muscles, according to a group of physiotherapists. According to a new study, by staying at home and ordering everything directly, people are missing out on a whole load of [...]

October 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Beware, online shopping can affect your muscle strength and bone health

Here’s how seniors can stay healthy and active

Here’s how seniors can stay healthy and active

Here’s a round up of some of the ways we can all age better, healthier and stay as active as possible as we grow older: Stay positive Four studies from the University of Michigan published earlier this year found that as we age our health is affected by both our own and our partner’s perceptions [...]

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Stay calm and meditate. It will protect you from heart disease

Stay calm and meditate. It will protect you from heart disease

Meditation appears to decrease stress, anxiety and depression, but a recent study has shown that doing meditation daily can lower your chances of dying from heart disease. Although the practice of meditation dates back as far as 5,000 BC and is associated with certain philosophies and religions, still meditation is increasingly practised as a secular [...]

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