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In China, special lane for smartphone addicts In China, special lane for smartphone addicts



Beijing, Cities around the world have special lanes for cyclists and pedestrians, but a Chinese city has gone a step ahead by creating an exclusive lane for slow-walking smartphone users, the media reported.

The special lane along the Yanta Road in Xi'an is meant for "phubbers" -- people who stare at their phones and ignore everything else around them, the BBC reported this week citing Shaanxi Online News.

Beware! Divorce can shorten lifespan Beware! Divorce can shorten lifespan


New York, Lower life satisfaction among divorced people can lead to lower physical activity and increased smoking -- two factors associated with early death, new research reveals.

Divorced participants were more likely than married participants to smoke and, as a result, had poorer lung function, which predicted early mortality, the study found.

Indians third most frequent travellers in Asia-Pacific region Indians third most frequent travellers in Asia-Pacific region


New Delhi, Indians are the third most frequent travellers in the Asia-Pacific region, with an average 7.6 flights a year, according to the Expedia Flight and Hotel Etiquette Survey 2018.

The online travel agency on Thursday released the results of the 2018 Flight and Hotel Etiquette study, an annual survey on flight and hotel behaviour of travellers across 23 countries, read a statement.

How not to impress a woman How not to impress a woman


Useful tip: Guys, end every sentence you speak to a woman with, "But I could be wrong". This saves time. Example: "Good morning! But I could be wrong!"

That thought was inspired by a news item I just read. A man robbed a bank and then threw some of the money over singer Taylor Swift's fence "to impress her".

60 women get permit to climb Mt.Everest 60 women get permit to climb Mt.Everest



Kathmandu, Sixty women including eight from India, have received permits to summit Mount Everest this spring, an increase from the total number in 2017, Nepal's Department of Tourism (DoT) said on Friday.

As many as 59 women received permits last year. Of them, 33 women had succeeded in conquering the world's tallest peak, reports Xinhua news agency.

China's Hainan to allow visa-free stay for 1 month China's Hainan to allow visa-free stay for 1 month


Beijing, China's smallest and southernmost province of Hainan will allow foreign tourists from 59 countries to stay for up to one month without a visa, immigration authorities said on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka gets 700,000 tourists Sri Lanka gets 700,000 tourists


Colombo, Sri Lanka received 707,924 tourists in the first three months of this year, an increase of 17.1 per cent compared with the corresponding period last year, a minister said on Monday.

Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga told Xinhua news agency that the country could have attracted more tourists in March if not for the outbreak of communal violence in Galle and the subsequent declaration of the state of Emergency.

Daily meditation may keep you attentive in old age Daily meditation may keep you attentive in old age



New York, Want to stay attentive in your old age? Start doing meditation. Regular and intensive sessions over the course of a lifetime may help you to stay focussed and attentive even in advanced years, according to a new study.

"This study is the first to offer evidence that intensive and continued meditation practice is associated with enduring improvements in sustained attention and response inhibition," said lead author of the study Anthony Zanesco, now at the University of Miami.

10 percent Indians hopeful of tasting success within a year 10 percent Indians hopeful of tasting success within a year



New Delhi, Despite pressures of a competitive job economy, one in 10 Indians feel optimistic about achieving success within one year, which is double the global average of 5 per cent, according to a LinkedIn survey on Wednesday.

"The growing optimism in India's macroeconomic environment shines through in the confidence Indian professionals feel towards achieving success," said Deepa Sapatnekar, Head of Communications for India, LinkedIn.

Alzheimer's patients may benefit from cell therapy Alzheimer's patients may benefit from cell therapy

 New York, Transplanting a special type of neuron into the Alzheimer's brain can restore memory and other cognitive functions, a study has revealed that can lead to new treatment. The brain relies on the perfect coordination of many elements to function properly. If one of those elements is affected, it affects the entire body. In Alzheimer's disease, damage to specific neurons alter brainwave rhythms causing a loss of cognitive functions. The inhibitory interneuron is particularly important for managing brain rhythms

Teachers may help reduce mental health problems in children Teachers may help reduce mental health problems in children


New York, Researchers have found that school-based services delivered by teachers and other school-based professionals can help reduce mental health problems in elementary-aged children.

"Given the limited accessibility of traditional mental health services for children school-based mental health services are a tremendous vehicle for overcoming barriers to mental health care and meaningfully expanding the reach of supports and services for so many children in need," said lead author Amanda Sanchez, from the Florida International University.

Social media use may affect teenagers' real life relationships Social media use may affect teenagers' real life relationships


 

Toronto,  Even as effects of social media use on mental well-being is hotly debated, a new study says that spending too much time online can create problems in real life relationships of teenagers and vice versa.

Results of a survey conducted by Professor Candice Odgers of University of California, Irvine and her colleagues showed teenagers from low-income families reported more physical fights, face-to-face arguments and trouble at school that spilled over from social media.

Now add friends in live chats on Facebook Messenger Now add friends in live chats on Facebook Messenger



San Francisco, Facebook has rolled out a new feature in both iOS and Android apps that can allow users to add more friends and family members to a live audio and video chats in Messenger.

With the update, users need not hang up and manually add people into a conversation before restarting the call.

Leave women alone: Designer Masaba Gupta hits back Leave women alone: Designer Masaba Gupta hits back



Mumbai,  New generation designer Masaba Gupta on Tuesday took a dig at those putting "strange badges" on women on the basis of what they wear or drink.

"Can someone talk about how women should just wear/do/eat/drink what they like instead of constantly putting strange badges on them basis what they can't do. Please leave us alone, in our torn jeans, chugging beer, cackling away...Or not!" Masaba tweeted.

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