Extreme emotional beliefs can lead to criminal acts

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 15:12

New York, May 24 (IANS) Many people believe that violent acts such as mass shootings may be byproduct of mental illness. However, researchers have found that it can also be due to intense emotional commitment to certain beliefs.


How social media has changed journalism forever

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:24

London, May 24 (IANS) The rise of user-generated content (UGC) - information submitted by members of the public or posted on social media - has made journalists harness a variety of new skills, thereby bringing in a sea change in the profession, a study says.


British spending an entire day each week on internet: Study

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 17:34

London, May 23 (IANS) Britons are spending almost an entire day in a week online scrolling through social networking site Facebook and watching video streaming service Netflix -- driven mainly by a fear of "missing out" on what friends and colleagues are getting up to, says a study.


Cue-based reminders can help you remember daily tasks

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:58

New York, May 23 (IANS) Cue-based reminders can offer a no-cost, low-effort strategy to help people remember to complete the tasks that tend to fall through the cracks in daily life, say researchers.


Hooked to selfies? See yourself in normal photo first

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 12:06

Toronto, May 23 (IANS) If you are never tired of posting selfies on Facebook and Instagram, it is time to sit back and look at your face carefully. According to the researchers, most people who post regular selfies are not attractive and overestimate their beauty which may make them narcissists.


Sharing personal info helps women get hired

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 13:58

New York, May 22 (IANS) A female applicant strongly raises her chances of getting hired if she gives out personal information, finds a new study, contradicting the conventional theory that if a woman wants equal footing professionally, she should not share any personal information.


NYC group stage all female, all nude Shakespeare play

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 03:06

New York, May 22 (IANS) The words "naked" and "Shakespeare" are not usually the first words people associate when contemplating the work of England's most famous playwright, but that's exactly what one New York theatre group have done, creating an all nude staging of The Tempest.


Goa can emulate Paris as fashion destination: CM

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 19:42

Panaji, May 21 (IANS) Fashion shows are important for a tourist destination like Goa and in the years to come the coastal state could emulate Paris as a global destination for fashion events, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Saturday.


Why women find 'dominant' men more attractive

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 15:50

New York, May 21 (IANS) Men with genetic make up linked to social dominance and leadership are seen as more desirable romantic partners by members of the opposite sex, a study says.


Too much sex can change genitals shape: Study

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 15:50

London, May 21 (IANS) Sexual conflict between males and females can lead to changes in the shape of their genitals, finds a new research conducted on burying beetles.


Parents' lack of technical skills affects kids' achievements

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 17:28

New York, May 20 (IANS) If you want your kids to shine in life, better brush up your own technical skills and start using online learning tools and games to help your children perform better, suggests new research.


Guidance can help school dropouts fare better

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 13:46

New York, May 20 (IANS) Certain life experiences can worsen the negative effects of dropping out of school but proper guidance and treatment can improve the odds for such people, a study has found.


Whisky cocktails here to stay (May 21 is World Whisky Day)

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 12:12

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The consumption of whisky in its traditional avatar has long been in vogue in the country, but whisky cocktails are also gaining popularity as more Indians are travelling overseas and experiencing international drinking trends.


Are you extremely social? Beware of cheating on Facebook

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 11:16

New York, May 20 (IANS) People with intellectual disabilities or those extremely social and trusting are more susceptible to exploitation and abuse on social media platforms like Facebook, researchers have revealed.