Thursday, 13 December 2018

Features

What do women really want from a man?

File picture We are taught that women receive and men provide. We are conditioned that a man hunts and puts food on the table while the female arranges the home, cooks and raises children. The question people have today is whether that still applies. This week’s question comes from Candice ...

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Climate affects development of human speech

Finding a correlation between climate and the evolution of language, researchers said that languages with complex tones are much more likely to occur in the world’s humid regions. Similarly, languages with simple tone occur more frequently in desiccated regions, whether frigid areas or dry deserts. To discover an association between ...

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Mystery of the Great Pyramid Of Giza unravelled

Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza is an ancient feat of engineering, with the monument almost perfectly located along the cardinal points – north, south, east and west. Archaeologists have long been puzzled about how ancient Egyptians managed to achieve the near-perfect alignment, although now they believe to have solved the ...

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Earth’s magnetic field could flip upside down

LONDON-This sounds like the plot for a disaster movie: an invisible magnetic force-field that defends life on Earth against killer rays from space goes awry. Blasts of radiation destroy our satellite communications and bring the world’s electricity supplies crashing down. Chaos reigns. Human cancer cases multiply as unshielded radiation from ...

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One hour of social media enough to ruin your sleeping pattern

TORONTO: One hour a day on social media can derail your sleeping pattern, a new study warns. The report by Canadian researchers was commissioned to assess why so many young people struggle to sleep eight hours. They found the root problem to be social media: those who spent at least ...

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Get Things Done

Where does the whole day go? Almost every night, I seem to ask myself this question even after being up for almost 15-16 hours and doing something or the other nonstop all day long. Most of the time, I feel that 24 hours in a day are just not enough ...

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Child Abuse: Prevent it before it occurs

Child abuse can happen to children of any race, socioeconomic group, religion or culture. It can be in physical, emotional, verbal, or sexual form. Child abuse is of many types. It can also result from neglect. It can emotionally damage our kids. We teach our young children all sorts of ways to keep themselves safe. We teach our kids about smoke alarms and how to escape a fire. We teach our children how to cross the ...

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People with sisters are happier and more optimistic

People with sisters are likely to be happier and optimistic, research from De Montfont University and Ulster University claims. The study quizzed 571 young people aged 17 to 25 on their lives and found that those who grew up with sisters were more likely to be happy. Participants filled in ...

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Most depressing day of the year – BLUE MONDAY – what can you do

The fun and frivolities of the holiday season have faded, purse strings are tightened as pay day seems further away than usual and, as if that wsn’t bad enough, it’s raining. These are some of the different factors which have resulted in Monday, January 15, being dubbed the most depressing day ...

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Plants in the workplace could prevent sick days and reduce stress

Filling up the workspace with plants could help combat sick days and reduce stress levels, a new study has discovered, as reported in The Independent. Illness spread fast in high-rise office buildings and this is often associated with poor ventilation and chemicals used in office furniture which can cause an ...

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