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Previous work experience not always good

Employees with previous work experience bring valuable knowledge and skills to their new jobs - but some of what they learned may actually hurt their work performance.

Dreams affect people's judgment, behaviour

Dreams may not mean anything but they shape humans’ judgment and behaviour, that’s the conclusion of a new research.

'Barbie' to make her runaway fashion week debut

Barbie, the original fashion doll, is all set to make her runaway debut at the New York Fashion Week on the Valentine's Day.

Sunny side up

Sneha Mahale on how the rightly designed CV can still score.

New technique to read people's minds.

Now your thoughts have finally found their voice. Canadian researchers have developed a new infra-red scanning technique to read people's thoughts.

'Red boosts attention, blue creativity'

The color red boosts attention to detail in tasks such as memorization, while blue encourages creativity, according to a study published online in the journal Science.

Want to brush up your Chinese? Join the club

Ni hao! If you have studied Chinese earlier and these words don't ring a bell, then 'Hello', join the Chini Adda club here to brush up your knowledge of Mandarin.

Flirt with boss to avoid the axe!

Do you fear losing your job owing to the economic downturn? Then start flirting with your boss, suggests a poll.

'Food ads promote unhealthy lifestyle'

Food advertisements in magazines promoting healthier lifestyles are often contradicting the messages they are trying to put across, says a study.

7 personality traits for good manager

A new study says that managers who are considerate and understanding can help employees return from sick leave early.

Must do

To reach a goal or to have an aim, you don’t need to know all the answers already. Bhalchandra Waghe on New Year resolutions.

With or without Potter, Rowling rocks

Superstar author JK Rowling has launched The Tales Of Beedle The Bard, her first book since ending Harry Potter’s adventures, which is expected to trigger more long queues at bookshops.

Don’t go by appearances!

We often feel that everyone else looks better and dresses better than us. Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Most people — young or old, male or female — hate the way they look.

Camel milk chocolate is Dubai’s latest offering

Al Nassma, which is being claimed as the world’s first camel-milk chocolate, was officially launched in Dubai.

Here’s how to trick your brain to spend less

The tips have been provided by John Naish, the author of Enough: Breaking Free From The World Of More, published by Hodder & Stoughton.
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