4 scientists explain how poverty can affect our brain

4 scientists explain how poverty can affect our brain

What price does our brains charge poverty? Children from more disadvantaged backgrounds generally perform worse in school. This may be due to poor nutrition, stress due to the family environment in which they live or the lack of attention they receive from their parents, among other factors. But an increasing...

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Is Pakistan’s detention of the Indian pilot Abhinandan violating international law?

Is Pakistan’s detention of the Indian pilot Abhinandan violating international law?

Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s capture by Pakistan armed forces yesterday has become the centre of attention in the conflict between the two states. His status as a prisoner of war (PoW) under international law is being debated upon, along with whether, and if, as a PoW, he is being...

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Here’s when you’re not ready to be friends with your ex after a breakup

Here’s when you’re not ready to be friends with your ex after a breakup

After a breakup, you may still care about this person, after all, but attempting to forge a friendship before you’re ready can do more harm than good. Even if being friends is in the cards for you and your ex (newsflash: it isn’t for everyone), it shouldn’t happen right away, according to Susan J....

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Indo-Pak war games continue

Indo-Pak war games continue

All warfare is based on deception. Put this in the context of India-Pakistan standoff and one is left wondering; deception against whom, and serving whom? The Pulwama episode has created enough tensions between India and Pakistan anyway. The prospect of war between two nations possessing nuclear weapons should cause a...

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The world now sees Pakistan through a different lens

The world now sees Pakistan through a different lens

While US-Pakistan relations appear to be at an all-time low, it appears Islamabad is continuing to cement and develop more and more friendships across the wider region. The obvious example of this can be seen with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s (MBS) visit to Pakistan this week. According to Voice...

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Dear India, here are 7 enlightening reasons to end the ‘Pulwama’ blame game. Sincerely, Pakistan!

Dear India, here are 7 enlightening reasons to end the ‘Pulwama’ blame game. Sincerely, Pakistan!

The ‘Pulwama attack’ was an unfortunate tragedy and an act of terrorism; one that should be investigated and the perpetrators held accountable. However, it seems that India is more concerned with upholding its anti-Pakistan narrative for a political agenda than actually trying to get justice or finding a solution for the...

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Marriage is a gamble – Are you in an abusive one?

Marriage is a gamble – Are you in an abusive one?

I know that in our society it seems very difficult for some of you to leave an abusive marriage. There’s always the: “where will we go, how will we manage on our own, what will people say, won’t out children be ruined for life?” I know being a woman it’s...

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5 myths and realities about how to get a satisfactory relationship

5 myths and realities about how to get a satisfactory relationship

Sometimes, finding your own personality reflected in another person can turn off the desire to have a relationship. The winter months are the most popular time of the year to look for love commitments and the summer months for romance. But we may be looking from the wrong ideas of...

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Why do we have a headache if the brain does not feel pain?

Why do we have a headache if the brain does not feel pain?

The headache can disappear with an analgesic or force us to stay in the dark in bed if it is a migraine.   “The headaches are very interesting because we know very little about them, I’ve been working in this area for 30 years and I still learn something new...

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Exploring transparency through Coalition on Right to Information (CRTI)

Exploring transparency through Coalition on Right to Information (CRTI)

Karachi Feb 7: Coalition on Right to Information (CRTI) has urged the Sindh government to ensure implementation of Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act, 2016. More than one year has elapsed but effective measures like designation of PIOs in public bodies and functionality of Sindh Information Commission is not...

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