Category Archives: Life Style

Sandra Bullock ‘world’s most beautiful’


Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) People magazine has named actress Sandra Bullock the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” for 2015.

“No, really. I just said, ‘That’s ridiculous’. I’ve told no one,” Bullock said.

The news was announced on NBC’s “Today”, reports

Life beyond solar system possible: New study


Berlin, April 9 (IANS) A team of scientists has found, for the first time, complex organic molecules, the building blocks of life, in a protoplanetary disc surrounding a young star, reinforcing the theory of life beyond the solar system, Efe news agency reported.

In an article published on Thursday in the journal Nature, the team said it detected “large amounts of methyl cyanide (CH3CN)” in “the protoplanetary disc surrounding the young star MWC 480″.

The discovery is key, according to the experts participating in the research project, since that molecule contains links between carbon and nitrogen atoms.

News sharing on Facebook makes people smarter


Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Sharing news on social media sites like Facebook can help you get on top of it as well as stay connected longer than people who casually read the news and scroll down, says a researcher.

“Sharing and discussing news content on social media sites like Facebook can actually drive greater involvement with news and information,” said S. Shyam Sundar, professor of communications and co-director of the media effects research laboratory at Pennsylvania State University.

Cap on subsidised LPG cylinders raised to 12


New Delhi, Jan 30   The government Thursday decided to raise the annual cap on subsidised LPG cylinders to 12 from the existing nine.

Announcing the decision in this regard taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) at a meeting here, Petroleum Minister M. Veerappa Moily told media persons that “in addition to the nine subsidised cylinders given to consumers in a year, there will be one cylinder given in February and one more in March”.

“From the first of April 2014, 12 cylinders will be given per year, that is, one cylinder per month.”

Insulin injections vital to treatment of diabetes: experts


New Delhi, Jan 11  (IANS) More than 80 percent of people have psychological resistance to taking insulin injections which remains a critical component of treatment of diabetes, medical experts said Saturday.
“Insulin remains a critical component of treatment of diabetes. At present injection remains the only practical means to deliver insulin,” S.V. Madhu, secretary, Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI) said here.
Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced.

Sing while you take a shower


New Delhi: How about singing and dancing while bathing? A leading electronics brand Haier has launched a unique sing-in-shower technology – ‘Aquatunes’ water heater, installed with music options, which allows users to listen to their favourite tracks while taking a bath.The advanced technology comes with a plug-and-play option, which allows the water heater to play the music as soon as a pen-drive is plugged in the device.The two in-built speakers produce music with volume over 90 decibels thus enabling the user to enjoy music even when the shower is on. The two-channel stereo audio signal deliver high quality music. 

Bad breath can keep women away from second date

London:  Even if you manage to impress a girl on the first date with your personality, bad breath can make them rule out a second meeting, reveals a survey.The study, conducted by E-cigarette company Neo, has found out that even if everything else is perfect on the first date, many refuse to go for the second time if there’s any bad breath, reports

Get stunning smokey eyes


New Delhi:  Smokey eye makeup has now become a must for parties. Get the tricks right to make your peepers look chic. Follow these tips to glam up your eyes.
- Apply a thin coat of eye primer first. It helps to make eye makeup last longer. Start from eyelids all the way up under your eyebrow.