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Emotional leaders may have better leadership skills

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 11:22

London, Sep 16 (IANS) Leaders often believe that they should show anger to make subordinates more compliant. Though angry leaders are perceived by others to wield more power, followers warm up more easily to those showing more vulnerable emotions, such as sadness, a study has found.

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Long daytime nap may increase diabetes risk

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 16:34

Tokyo, Sep 15 (IANS) Do you pine for a long nap during the day? Be careful, as it could be a warning sign for Type-2 diabetes, suggests a recent research.

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Half of US kids spend time with firearms

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 14:56

New York, Sep 15 (IANS) About half of the children in the US spend time in homes that have firearms kept for safety purposes, a study has found.

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Technology for blue jeans developed in Peru 6,000 years ago

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 14:26

Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) We may have Peruvians to thank for our favourite blue jeans as researchers have traced the earliest use of indigo as a dye to a 6,200-year-old fabric discovered during an excavation at Huaca Prieta on the north coast of Peru.

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Quitting alcohol easier than trying to control drinking

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 13:50

London, Sep 15 (IANS) People who aim to quit drinking entirely are more likely to achieve this goal if they are treated by a care provider who advocates total abstinence, a new study suggests.

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Our brain can effectively combat effects of ageing

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 13:48

London, Sep 15 (IANS) Old age may slow down memory and other physical and cognitive skills, but the brain has the remarkable potential to reduce these effects, a study has found.

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Twitter launches app to stream its videos on TV

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 13:48

New York, Sep 15 (IANS) Micro-blogging website Twitter has launched a new version of its app for digital media players -- Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and for Microsoft's video game console Xbox One -- allowing users to see live streaming video available on Twitter.

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Women develop gestational diabetes more in summer

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 11:54

London, Sep 15 (IANS) Planning for pregnancy during the summer months may not be a good idea as you may be at an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes, a study says.

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New EU copyright laws to ensure fair play for web publishers

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 20:06

London, Sep 14 (IANS) In a bid to address the challenges faced by digital news stakeholders, the European Commission on Wednesday unveiled new proposals to protect the copyright of news organisations, web publishers, authors and others.

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Toddlers using touchscreens develop better motor skills

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 18:20

London, Sep 14 (IANS) Has your toddler started playing around with the touchscreen tablet, yet? It's good, if the child has, as his/her active scrolling of the screen would increase finer motor control, says a recent study.

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Now send messages using Siri on WhatsApp for iOS

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 14:44

New York, Sep 14 (IANS) Facebook-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp in its latest update to its iOS app now allows users to use Apple's digital assistant Siri to send messages and make voice calls, a media report said.

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Sharing smiling selfies can help you beat the blues

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 14:44

New York, Sep 14 (IANS) Taking smiling selfies with your smartphone and sharing them with your friends can help make you a happier person, say computer scientists at the University of California, Irvine.

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