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Gift a flower to your mom on Facebook this Mother's Day

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 11:18

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Facebook, in a bid to celebrate Mother's Day with women across the globe, has introduced a special feature to help its users send floral decorated greetings to their mothers via Messenger, the social networking giant recently announced.

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Smartphone app may replace heart palpitation monitors

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:34

New York, May 6 (IANS) Offering heart patients, who need to monitor their rapid or irregular heart beat, an easier solution, researchers have found promise in a palpitation tracking smartphone app that provides comparable performance to the 14-day event monitors that are the current standard of care.

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Two-minute warnings to turn TV off make things worse for kids

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:06

Washington, May 6 (IANS) If you always find it difficult to make your kids stop watching television or playing games on the smartphone, giving them a two-minute warning that "screen time" is about to end, as most parents tend to do, may not be the best solution, new research suggests.

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Gurgaon gets tangy flavours of Portuguese cuisine

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 22:14

Gurgaon, May 5 (IANS) Famous for serving Portuguese cuisine and offering a bewitching ambiance that connects with its vibrant consumer base, Barcelos launched its third restaurant in the national capital here on Thursday.

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Your heel size can reveal your ambition!

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:00

New York, May 5 If you want to know how ambitious your female friend is, look -- and not kneel -- at her heels. According to researchers, a woman's choice to fit in with a crowd or stand out may depend on the size of her high heels which explains the deep human urge to gain status in the society.

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Drinking won't bring long-term happiness

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:46

London, May 5 (IANS) Daily drinkers, please take note! Alcohol may provide momentary pleasure and make you happier every evening but over time, non-drinkers are just as happy as drinkers, interesting research says.

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Malaysian cuisine is closest cousin to South Indian food

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:04

Chennai, May 5 (IANS) Malaysian cuisine can be termed the closest cousin of South Indian cuisine. Nevertheless, Malaysian dishes taste different, said a top chef at The Raintree, St.Mary's Road, a star hotel here.

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Is your Labrador overweight? Read on

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:28

London, May 4 (IANS) Labradors are more prone to being overweight in comparison to other breeds and scientists have now identified genetic variation that causes obesity in these dogs.

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Know Bengal weavers on Kiukart portal

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:02

Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Celebrating West Bengal's rich sartorial heritage, a new e-commerce craft house is providing direct interface between weavers and connoisseurs to popularise the 'tant' (cotton) and silk weaves from the region.

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'Charcoal' cheers up Indianness in Bangkok

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:44

Bangkok, May 4 (IANS) A 'Spice Library' with traditional condiments from all corners of India, Mumbai's famous 'Dabbawalas', an Indian mixology concept at the bar to fire up your drinks and a restroom where you can hear the lively noises of Delhi's famous Chandini Chowk area - all of this and more are on offer at the most unlikely of places, Bangkok.

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Air rage a product of class difference

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:00

Toronto, May 4 (IANS) Apart from the usual jet lag, the stress associated with air travel also includes air rage -- aggressive behaviour provoked in a passenger on board an aircraft.

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Egyptian journalist union attacks government on press freedom

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:38

Cairo, May 3 (IANS/AKI) Egypt's press syndicate on Tuesday accused the government of "escalating its war against journalists" after the arrest at the weekend of two reporters during police raids on the union's offices here.

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Wearing 'Punjabiat' through tradition and catchy slogans

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:40

Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) This is one thing that Punjabis don't mind wearing on their sleeves - 'Punjabiat'. Even the younger generation of Punjabis, be it in India or abroad, are quite inclined to do so.

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