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Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

Model selfies should probably come with a warning to young girls. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) Our addictive feeds of fitness models, exotic travel, and photo-perfect moments don’t often match with our comparatively humdrum and badly lit lives. The discontent caused by that disconnect is enough that a growing body of research suggests social media is contributing to [...]

May 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

Closet organisers for a spacious home

Closet organisers for a spacious home

There’s nothing worse than having all your belongings stuffed in the cupboard or stacking newspapers and books on the table. To make your home look clutter-free and large, try using organisers which are portable and quite handy too. Use hanging bags You can use these bags to keep your books, DVDs and other materials together [...]

May 17, 2017 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Closet organisers for a spacious home

Century-old Escondido homes open for Mother’s Day tour

Century-old Escondido homes open for Mother’s Day tour

The Stammer House built in 1909 is among the homes on the Mother’s Day Tour hosted by the Old Escondido Historic District. (Photo by Carol Rea) An ice cream social 30 years ago at an old house in the oldest part of Escondido led to an effort to restore several blocks of historical homes, some [...]

May 10, 2017 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Century-old Escondido homes open for Mother’s Day tour

WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

After intensive testing, WhatsApp started rolling out the video calling feature in November last year across all platforms globally. Now, after six months of the feature being live, WhatsApp confirms that India is the top country in the world to use the video calling feature. In India, a total of over 50 million video calling [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

Canberrans compete for prestigious LJ Hooker real estate internship

Canberrans compete for prestigious LJ Hooker real estate internship

Hope Wilkins is a finalist in LJ Hooker’s Million Dollar Intern competition. Photo: Supplied Two Canberra women are among 16 finalists competing for a leg-up in the property industry. Hope Wilkins, a 22-year-old who works in retail, and Tahnee Barnes, a 28-year-old recruitment consultant, are in the running for LJ Hooker’s Million Dollar Intern position. LJ [...]

May 4, 2017 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Canberrans compete for prestigious LJ Hooker real estate internship

Four Google Chrome Extensions for YouTube Everyone Must Install

Four Google Chrome Extensions for YouTube Everyone Must Install

YouTube is still one of the most popular video sites in the world and with good reason. It’s got a ridiculous amount of content that’s available freely, and it’s fast and easy to use. But if you want to make YouTube a little bit better, then these four Chrome Extensions can improve the experience. We’ve [...]

May 3, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Four Google Chrome Extensions for YouTube Everyone Must Install

Original art deco home of Betts shoe empire family for sale in Perth for $3m-plus

Original art deco home of Betts shoe empire family for sale in Perth for $3m-plus

With a room just for shoes, a converted ballroom and a wine cellar known as the Pinot Room, the Menora mansion once owned by the family behind the Betts shoe empire is on the market, showing off all the splendour of days gone by. With its art deco opulence and furnished with Gatsby-inspired decor, the [...]

May 3, 2017 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Original art deco home of Betts shoe empire family for sale in Perth for $3m-plus

Call for more championing of NZ’s PhD scheme

Call for more championing of NZ’s PhD scheme

This is the argument laid out in New Zealand’s PhD tuition strategy for international students 2005-2015, a holistic analysis– a paper by the international director at the University of Aukland, Brett Berquist. In the paper, Berquist argues that the program has boosted the country’s research output and higher education reputation as well as offset the [...]

April 25, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Call for more championing of NZ’s PhD scheme

These women take care of health documentation for 22 villages in Maharashtra

These women take care of health documentation for 22 villages in Maharashtra

Unless we know what we are fighting, we don’t know what to fight it with. Data in India is problematic because there is either a lack of an adequate number of people for collection or a lack of means to collect it. To overcome the gap between actual and official data, we need more people [...]

April 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on These women take care of health documentation for 22 villages in Maharashtra

A SPRINGTIME OF HOPE FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION

A SPRINGTIME OF HOPE FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION

Recent announcements out of two Catholic colleges appear to provide both good news and bad news about the state of Catholic higher education. But even in the bad news, one can find reasons for hope. First, the good news. In early February, my alma mater, Thomas Aquinas College in Southern California, announced that it was [...]

April 11, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A SPRINGTIME OF HOPE FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION

Government Says No Proposal to Let Private Cars Share Rides for Fare

Government Says No Proposal to Let Private Cars Share Rides for Fare

The government has said there is no proposal under its consideration to allow private car owners to share rides and charge fare, and no steps have been taken to evolve a regulatory mechanism over the same. “At present there is no such proposal under consideration of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways,” Minister of [...]

April 5, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Government Says No Proposal to Let Private Cars Share Rides for Fare

5 tips for interior designers to maximise their business

5 tips for interior designers to maximise their business

In today’s fraught business scenario, where only a few interior designers are able to do the larger chunk of business comprising of 80% of prominent opportunities. At the same time, many other talented designers are unable to get access to prolific projects. Successful designers have mastered the art of maximising their business over time. Let’s [...]

April 1, 2017 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on 5 tips for interior designers to maximise their business