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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.

Indian youth prefer dating apps over matrimonial sites Indian youth prefer dating apps over matrimonial sites



New Delhi, Young Indians are connected more through mobile dating applications and social media platforms, instead of matrimonial sites and advertisements, a survey showed here on Tuesday.

"Majority (around 55 per cent) of the total respondents said they had used a dating app for casual dating, meaningful relationship/connections outside the prescribed norms and traditions," an Assocham statement said quoting the survey.

Super wood could replace steel in cars, airplanes Super wood could replace steel in cars, airplanes



New York, Researchers have found a way to make wood so strong that it could replace steel in any application, including in cars and airplanes.

The researchers believe that the new process, detailed in the journal Nature, could make wood stronger than even many titanium alloys.

Can meditation make us better individuals? Can meditation make us better individuals?



London,  Disputing popular claims that meditation can change how people behave towards others and make them more compassionate, new research suggests this is not the case.

Meditation plays no significant role in reducing aggression or prejudice or improving how socially-connected someone is, said the study published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Researchers show mind-reading equipment nearing reality Researchers show mind-reading equipment nearing reality


New York, Researchers, including an Indian, carried out a study using equipment to read the minds of participants and find out what song they were listening to by decoding the signals sent by their brains to the machine.

Don't miss your date with 'super blue blood Moon' Don't miss your date with 'super blue blood Moon'


New Delhi,  A special evening is knocking at the door of the enthusiastic stargazers as they will get a rare chance of viewing a "super blue blood Moon" on Wednesday.

According to NASA, the January 31 full moon is special for three reasons.

Why you feel attracted to the opposite sex Why you feel attracted to the opposite sex


London, Researchers have found that it is the work of a brain hormone called kisspeptin, that drives both attraction to the opposite sex and sexual behaviours, an advance that can lead to treatment for patients with psychosexual disorders.

Kisspeptin has already been identified as the key molecule within the brain responsible for triggering puberty and controlling fertility.

Young woman arrested for boxer's murder Young woman arrested for boxer's murder


Greater Noida,  A woman photo-journalism student has been arrested along with two male accomplices on charges of killing a boxer who she alleged had been blackmailing her, police said on Friday.

Srishti Gupta was arrested on Thursday, four days after boxer Jitendra Mann was found dead in a flat here, Superintendent of Police Sunita Singh said.

Gigi Hadid a huge inspiration: Diana Penty Gigi Hadid a huge inspiration: Diana Penty



New Delhi,  Actress Diana Penty, who launched Gigi Hadid's make-up collection in India, has praised the model, saying her achievements and journey is an inspiration for many.

Diana launched Hadid's Maybelline x Gigi Hadid Limited Edition Collection in Mumbai on January 11.

10,000 women to drive Saudi taxis 10,000 women to drive Saudi taxis



Dubai,  Ride hailing applications in Saudi Arabia are preparing to hire Saudi female chauffeurs, months ahead of lifting a ban that prevents women from driving or owning driving licenses in the country, a CNN report said.

The ride hailing applications Uber and Careem recruited their first female drivers in Saudi Arabia, after the Kingdom announced plans to lift the ban on women driving by June 2018.

Let that Punjabi suit do the talking this Lohri Let that Punjabi suit do the talking this Lohri



New Delhi, With the Lohri festival approaching, it's time for all you ladies out there to begin your fashion fiesta. Dont let the chilling weather take away the enthusiasm of the festival. Whether it is an Anarkali or a straight-fit kurta, go out there and have fun.

World Book Fair: Small publishers struggle for profit margins World Book Fair: Small publishers struggle for profit margins



New Delhi,  Small publishers, especially in Hindi, participating in the 26th New Delhi World Book Fair, say it's been a struggle to maintain profit margins this time around.

The publishers IANS spoke to said the the cost of booking a stall had risen but there had been no exponential increase in sales.