Monday, 26 June 2017

Features

How fake online stores process internet gambling payments

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A network of dummy online stores offering household goods has been used as a front for internet gambling payments, a foreign agency’s examination has found. The seven sites, operated out of Europe, purport to sell items including fabric, DVD cases, maps, gift wrap, mechanical tape, pin badges and flags. In ...

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Half of pregnant women don’t have healthy weight gain

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Three quarters of women either gain too much or too little weight during pregnancy, Australian researchers have found after analysing data gathered from more than one million mums-to-be around the globe. Their findings have sparked calls for women to be weighed more often during pregnancy and given more information from ...

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The city in Pakistan that loves a British hairstyle

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LONDON: When British correspondent Secunder Kermani visited Pakistan and wanted to get a haircut, he headed to Mirpur in Azad Kashmir. Originally from Pakistan but born in London, Kermani’s haircut stood out in Islamabad. A security guard outside his hotel in the capital, asked him if he was from Mirpur. ...

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Climate change may harm your sleep

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Climate change that leads to warmer than normal nights can do major harm to human sleep, researchers say. The findings showed that abnormal increases in night temperature by 1 degree Celsius can translate to three nights of insufficient sleep per 100 individuals per month in the US. If climate change is ...

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Having More Sex Can Boost Your Career

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In case you need an extra excuse to get busy tonight, new research from Oregon State University suggests an active sex life at home many actually improve your satisfaction and engagement at work. The study, which was published in the Journal of Management, included 159 married employees. Each day for two weeks, the participants ...

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8 Signs He Doesn’t Really Love You

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The question that you want answered the most in the beginning stages of a relationship: how much does he really care about me? While there are several ways to figure out if he loves you or not, we’re going to fill you in on signs you need to pay attention to in ...

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Talking periods: Angry Girl and her disgruntled online crusade

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What’s in a name? Aunty agayi hain, laal mere dil ka haal hai, shut down for maintenance, tabyat kharab or simply ‘lady’ troubles. A period called by any other is still as terrible. Now English and Urdu are beautiful languages but the way we’ve been using them to talk about periods? ...

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Woman wins car after kissing it for 50 long hours

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NEW YORK: A US woman won a brand new car on Wednesday by keeping her lips locked on it for 50 hours. Dilini Jayasuriya got the keys to a 2017 Kia Optima LX after winning a drawing that included the six other people who had finished the “Kiss a Kia” ...

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Sold into slavery: India’s lost generation of missing children

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     Nita Bhalla – It was a balmy August afternoon last year when 11-year-old Piyush Sharma disappeared while playing outside his home in the small east Indian town of Hatia. The skinny little boy, with big brown eyes and an infectious smile, had just returned from school and told his ...

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Lack of sleep impairs memory formation

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Researchers from the University of Michigan provided some answers with their new study showing that sleep deprivation interferes with the rhythm of neuronal firing in a region of the hippocampus called CA1.  The hippocampus is the brain structure responsible for the formation of long-term memories. Study leader Nicolette Ognjanovski, along ...

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