Things all soon-to-be-parents need to know!

Things all soon-to-be-parents need to know!

New parent? Thinking of having kids? Thinking of not having kids? The decision to go for completion of the “parenting quest” is not to be made lightly. We’re going to arm you with the knowledge of traps, bosses, and challenges that lie ahead. Being prepared is key, so let’s stock our inventory with...

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A night without sleep increases the risk of Alzheimer’s

A night without sleep increases the risk of Alzheimer’s

One study reveals that it increases the amount of beta-amyloid, the protein that forms plaques in the brain. Just one night of lost sleep can make the  brain fill with the protein that has long been linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, the beta-amyloid protein , according to a new study published in the...

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What type of friend are you?

What type of friend are you?

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. Take the quiz and find out what type of friend you really are!

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The hidden crisis of college students who are hungry and have nowhere to sleep

The hidden crisis of college students who are hungry and have nowhere to sleep

When Supraja Sridhar was studying at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, she encountered a problem she never imagined: one of her classmates was going hungry. “She had three jobs (…) and it was difficult for her to feed herself, to have the food she needed,” laments the young woman in conversation....

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57 Years Ago the first human traveled to space: Yuri Gagarin (Rava Special)

57 Years Ago the first human traveled to space: Yuri Gagarin (Rava Special)

The United States and the Soviet Union vigorously competed to push the boundaries of mankind’s exploration of space. The Russians scored a victory when they launched a small craft carrying cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin to new heights. His 108-minute flight gave him a permanent place in the history books as the...

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14th ANNUAL EXHIBITION FOR YOUNG ARTIST KICKS OF AT ALHAMRA

14th ANNUAL EXHIBITION FOR YOUNG ARTIST KICKS OF AT ALHAMRA

LAHORE: The Lahore Arts Council is organizing its 14th annual exhibition for the Young Artists at Alhamra, The Mall on 11th April 2018. This exhibition is a yearly and most promising attribute of the Alhamra Art Gallery in which young artist’s across the country from several different art institutes are...

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“The best kept secret of medicine: dying is not as bad as you think”

“The best kept secret of medicine: dying is not as bad as you think”

“In my humble opinion, dying is not as bad as you would expect.” This is the opinion on death of Kathryn Mannix, a British pioneer in palliative care, who has dedicated her career to treating patients with incurable diseases or in the last stages of her life. For the author...

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Talc-based products including Johnson’s Baby Powder contain cancer-causing asbestos

Talc-based products including Johnson’s Baby Powder contain cancer-causing asbestos

Johnson & Johnson suffered its first trial loss in a lawsuit claiming its talc-based products including Johnson’s Baby Powder contain cancer-causing asbestos, with a New Jersey jury on Thursday ordering J&J and another company to pay $37 million in damages. The verdict of liability in Middlesex County Superior Court in...

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What is the 52/17 rule and why can it help you be more productive at work

What is the 52/17 rule and why can it help you be more productive at work

Have you worked more than eight hours without leaving the desk? And in addition, it is possible that you have not even taken the time to have lunch. The question is whether this type of work habits, increasingly common, increase your productivity . And the answer given by experts is usually a resounding...

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The discovery of 12 black holes around Sagittarius A *, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way

The discovery of 12 black holes around Sagittarius A *, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way

A team of scientists suspects that the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, may be full of black holes. A new study published on Wednesday presents evidence that reinforces an old theory: “supermassive” black holes in the centers of galaxies are surrounded by many smaller ones. The supermassive black...

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Mothers who regret having children

Mothers who regret having children

Most parents are willing to acknowledge that their children generate a lot of work, but usually they also feel that the experience is much more good than bad. To think otherwise is practically unspeakable. But there are also women who regret having become mothers. BBC brought the testimony of three women who told...

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The surprising finding of a group of villages in the Amazon that rethinks the history of the world’s largest jungle

The surprising finding of a group of villages in the Amazon that rethinks the history of the world’s largest jungle

Deforestation threatens to destroy the Amazon, but this time it was the key to an archaeological discovery that redefines the history of the largest forest in the world. Thanks to aerial images of areas where there are practically no trees left, a group of archaeologists from the University of Exeter...

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Are the cryonics technicians that freeze the dead a key to the immortality of human beings?

Are the cryonics technicians that freeze the dead a key to the immortality of human beings?

Technology is changing the way we work and the jobs we do. Will artificial intelligence and robots be exempt from routine tasks? Will they facilitate our work life or will they completely take away our work? As part of a new series of the BBC F uture of Work (The Future of Work), we...

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3 ways to fight back pain without medication

3 ways to fight back pain without medication

Back pain is very common, but there is consensus in the medical community that it is better to avoid resorting to medications to treat it. This, of course, provided that a specialist does not recommend otherwise. “It is always important to rule out specific causes such as cancer, infections and...

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Emergency tricks to start saving

Emergency tricks to start saving

How good or good are you to save? It is estimated that most people need the equivalent of about 70% of their income to be able to survive once they retire. However, the states are less and less prepared to face this expense: the World Economic Forum warned that the...

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What is intelligence, how important it is and why you should not tell anyone that it is smart

What is intelligence, how important it is and why you should not tell anyone that it is smart

Have you ever heard or said the phrases “You are very smart” or “How smart is this child!”? If so, maybe you should start rethinking if you’re right. Not for the qualifier towards the person you want to praise, but for the very concept of intelligence. Believe that intelligence is unique and...

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The pioneering study that unravels the mystery of what happens to our brain just before we die

The pioneering study that unravels the mystery of what happens to our brain just before we die

What happens at the time of death? No one knows exactly and, although scientists have some answers, that remains one of the great mysteries. Trying to solve it is a path plagued by practical and ethical difficulties . However, a team of scientists from the University of Charité in Berlin (Germany) and...

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What was there before the Big Bang? Stephen Hawking’s explanation of what existed before the appearance of the Universe

What was there before the Big Bang? Stephen Hawking’s explanation of what existed before the appearance of the Universe

Did something exist before the beginning of everything? Beyond a theological explanation like “God”, that would satisfy the religious, the experts have sought to solve the enigma that does not allow the most eminent minds to rest in the matter. Science in general accepts the theory of the Big Bang:...

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Money can buy you happiness … but the price depends on where you live

Money can buy you happiness … but the price depends on where you live

Can money really buy you happiness? According to researchers at Purdue University in the United States, the answer is: yes! But the issue is not black and white; The price of happiness is different in the whole world and you have to reach the right balance because if you gain too much there will...

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The Ghanaian teacher who teaches computing on a blackboard and without computers becomes a viral success

The Ghanaian teacher who teaches computing on a blackboard and without computers becomes a viral success

A Ghanaian teacher who teaches computer science to his students without any computer has become a viral success. The teacher, from the city of Kumasi, managed with his slate in which he did a meticulous drawing of the interface of Word, Microsoft’s popular word processor. He posted the photos on...

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An evening with Rashid Mehmood

An evening with Rashid Mehmood

LAHORE:  An evening with the Film and Drama artist Rashid Mehmood held in Hall 3 at Alhamra Art Centre on Monday 26th Feb Mall Road. The evening was arranged by Pakistan Adbi Forum and Columnist Club. The evening was a mix of discussion on literature and poetry and life experience...

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Why smiling can make your performance better when running

Smiling can have a positive effect on your performance. That was the conclusion reached by a study at the University of Ulster, in Northern Ireland. “We found that a smile produces a relaxing effect and that causes a reduction in body tension that is generated by the effort,” researcher Noel Brick, a...

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The man who had the “biggest brain tumor” removed in the world

The man who had the “biggest brain tumor” removed in the world

A 1.8 kilogram brain tumor. That’s what they removed the Indian Santlal Pal, 31, on February 14 in Bombay, India. The doctors who participated in the operation assure that the tumor can be “the largest in the world”. The surgery, which lasted seven hours, was performed at the Nair hospital in...

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The luxurious clinic in the United States where millionaires ‘disconnect’ their children addicted to mobile phones and internet

The luxurious clinic in the United States where millionaires ‘disconnect’ their children addicted to mobile phones and internet

Although one of the main drawbacks of the latest iPhone X may be its price -it went on sale as the most expensive in the history of Apple for US $ 1,000-, in the United States and there are those who pay the equivalent of 40 new iPhones to get...

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First transgender officer joins Philippine army reserves

First transgender officer joins Philippine army reserves

The Philippine military has welcomed its first transgender officer, the defence department said Thursday, swearing in a prominent member of Congress as a reservist. Geraldine Roman, 50, who became the Catholic-majority nation’s first transgender person elected to Congress in 2016, took her oath on Wednesday. “That indeed makes her the...

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“I could not mourn the death of my grandmother because I had menstruation”

“I could not mourn the death of my grandmother because I had menstruation”

Although the issue of menstruation is still a sensitive issue in many Indian families, it had never been a taboo in mine … until an emotional family reunion revealed a generational split. “Does anyone have a tampon?” I asked as I left the bathroom. Several members of my family, who...

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Acid attacks, fake bombs and murders: the danger of extreme jokes on YouTube

Acid attacks, fake bombs and murders: the danger of extreme jokes on YouTube

The YouTube channel of Arya Mosallah had more than 650,000 subscribers. But, with only 17 years old, his career as “youtuber” came to an end when he published a video entitled “Throwing water in people’s faces, PT 2”. He recorded how he approached several people and, after a brief conversation, he threw...

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7 different (and curious) ways in which workers eat lunch in the world

7 different (and curious) ways in which workers eat lunch in the world

There is a lot to learn about the working culture of a country from how people take their lunch. But how are l a s lunch are in different parts of m orld? We ask people from various countries what their lunch is like. 1. Makul Paraekh – Bombay, India “Today there is less time for...

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This is the best decision you can make in life, according to neuroscientist Moran Cerf

This is the best decision you can make in life, according to neuroscientist Moran Cerf

Do they talk to our brains without us noticing? It seems so, according to studies on synchrony between the electrical impulses of different people brain made by Moran Cerf, professor of neuroscience and business at the University of Northwestern (United States) and a professor at the American Film Institute. For...

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Why New Zealand has the highest youth suicide rates in the developed world

Why New Zealand has the highest youth suicide rates in the developed world

If we think of New Zealand, it is likely that what comes to mind is a beautiful nature, with fjords, mountains and vast landscapes, empty and infinite. But for years the country has been fighting against another form of isolation: depression and suicide . A new UNICEF report contains an alarming fact:...

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Why using words like “always”, “never” and “absolutely” can be an indication of depression

Why using words like “always”, “never” and “absolutely” can be an indication of depression

The words we use daily spontaneously could be an indication of depression. This conclusion was reached through the use of technology that allowed us to analyze the linguistic patterns of 63 internet forums in English , with more than 6,400 members. The study was conducted by Mohamed Al-Mosaiwi and Tom Johnstone, of...

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How seeing birds near your home can improve your mental health

How seeing birds near your home can improve your mental health

People who live in neighborhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress. This is confirmed in a study by researchers from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, the British Ornithological Fund and the University of Queensland, Australia. The research,...

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Simple techniques for getting a good night’s sleep on an airplane and preventing your flight from being a nightmare

Simple techniques for getting a good night’s sleep on an airplane and preventing your flight from being a nightmare

Brian Kelly is one of the rare among frequent travelers, as he enjoys sleeping at 9,000 meters. Also known as The Points Guy (the points guy), Kelly is an influential blogger from New York who left Wall Street to write about the rewards programs offered by airlines. Each year it accumulates around 300,000...

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The negative effects caused by working at night in the human body

The negative effects caused by working at night in the human body

It’s been 16 hours since Tracey Loscar, a paramedic from Alaksa, is working. Your shift lasts 24 hours. He makes four of these shifts a week and has been working at night for 17 years. “We joke by saying that the first day you arrive ready to eat the world, and when...

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How do you measure which is the best country in the world to live?

How do you measure which is the best country in the world to live?

For almost 100 years, two indicators have been used to measure the success of a country: the Gross Domestic Product or GDP, which refers to wealth, and the unemployment rate. But when it comes to understanding how good a country is for the quality of life of its inhabitants, these...

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What is the “snowflake” generation and why is it accused of being conflictive?

What is the “snowflake” generation and why is it accused of being conflictive?

If you create half of what you read on the Internet, you will conclude that the generation of millennials (people born between 1980 and 1999) have both cultivated both a fondness for eating avocado and a resounding refusal to learn to spell. But the truth is that by the year...

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The Worst Fashion Trends of 2017

The Worst Fashion Trends of 2017

Every year, there are too many ideas that are presented in the world of fashion to renew what we wear. Some of the new fashion ideas that are presented to us by fashion designers last for a long time to be called trends while there are other fashion ideas that...

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Hilarious images from the contest of Comic Photographs of Nature

Hilarious images from the contest of Comic Photographs of Nature

An owl trying to get on a tree branch after having stumbled was the winner of the main prize of the contest The Comedy Wildlife of 2017, which celebrates the funniest scenes of nature. This is the third edition of the contest that seeks to have fun while raising awareness about the...

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12% increase in violence against women cases in Punjab: report

12% increase in violence against women cases in Punjab: report

LAHORE: Cases of violence against women in Punjab have increased by 12 percent, according to Punjab Commission on the Status of Women report. The Punjab Gender Parity Report 2017 states that about 7,313 cases of violence against women (VAW) were reported in 2016, as compared to 6,5050 cases in 2015 and...

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What your handwriting says about you

What your handwriting says about you

The odes to handwriting, which supposedly died at the hands of keyboards and phones, abound, but the truth is that everyone continues to write. There are shopping lists, cooking recipes or love letters that are still written by hand. When we put aside the keyboard and take the pen, we...

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Companies that promise to cure you of your addiction to social networks like Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat (and how they do it)

Companies that promise to cure you of your addiction to social networks like Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat (and how they do it)

It is an assistance that, in recent years, has appeared for users who can not stay away from their devices , even if they wanted to. Thus, there are therapists that offer advice, mindfulness trainers that organize retreats to detoxify and start – ups that promote corporate welfare, all competing to help you spend the day, without being in...

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There is no contradiction between Islam and the West

There is no contradiction between Islam and the West

“The number of Muslims in Europe will grow significantly” and “Europe will become more Muslim.” Thus, or similarly, the headlines of most of the media in Germany say that they report on the results of a recent study by the US think-tank Pew Research Center. An inevitable catastrophe? The sober headlines...

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Help instead of Hate: The Importance of Volunteering for Pakistanis

Help instead of Hate: The Importance of Volunteering for Pakistanis

In a deeply philanthropic country, such as Pakistan, many threaten the good works of volunteering in the name of hatred. It is time to defend the value of helping others. Today, common values have turned heads and sometimes I wonder: how have we reached this point? You also have to ask yourself...

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How to achieve a “happy office” and why it is so important for business

How to achieve a “happy office” and why it is so important for business

In 2012, John de Koning’s company did something surprising: he decided that the number one priority would be the happiness of his employees. His employer, computer firm Incentro, based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, used to operate as a traditional provider of online services, with a vertical hierarchy of managers and...

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Dementia cure? MARRIAGE could lower the risk of signs and symptoms developing

Dementia cure? MARRIAGE could lower the risk of signs and symptoms developing

DEMENTIA – which includes Alzheimer’s disease – still has no known cure, but new research has revealed marriage could help stave off signs and symptoms. The study published today in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry suggests tying the knot can lower the risk of developing dementia. Combining the results...

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Why do we get fat when we get older (and it’s not just our metabolism’s fault)?

Why do we get fat when we get older (and it’s not just our metabolism’s fault)?

The battle against the scale is something that torments many past a certain age … and certain kilos. The body of the 20 years that you believed would accompany you forever begins to change and the pants that favored you so much do not go over your knees. The curve...

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When flirtation becomes sexual harassment?

When flirtation becomes sexual harassment?

A declaration of sexual attraction. A hand that rests on one knee. A coquettish text message. If it comes from the right person at the right time, it can make you feel very good. But from a wrong person and at an inappropriate time, a message of flirtation and unwanted caress can cause...

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What should parents do when people harass their child online?

What should parents do when people harass their child online?

There were always stalkers and harassed in schools, but thanks to the internet and new technologies, the attacks have crossed the borders of the school playgrounds and have filled social networks. There are more and more cases. “You can not escape him, the mockery is constant,” she told the BBC...

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When Popeye’s arm stops being a symbol of strength and becomes undesirable

When Popeye’s arm stops being a symbol of strength and becomes undesirable

If you remember Popeye the sailor, surely there are three things that come to mind: the pipe, his love for spinach and the tremendous arms that came out when he took them. The muscular arm of this cartoon that entertained many generations with their adventures to rescue Olivia from her ultra enemy Brutus derived...

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