HindustanTimes Mon,22 Sep 2014


Not your genes, how many hours you work determines heart health

The longer people work, the higher are their chances of developing heart disease within the next 10 years! Researchers now link working more than 40-hours a week with the narrowing and hardening of blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart.

Thailand to Belgium: 5 unexpected wine tourism spots

When it comes to wine-themed tourism, certain destinations come to mind immediately: France's Rhone Valley, Australia's Yarra Valley, California's Napa Valley. But great wines are also made where you may least expect them.

People send most 'swear' tweets on Monday

Do you know which time of the week people swear the most? It would be Monday at around 5 pm!

Harry Potter most loved book on Facebook

At 21%, the JK Rowling series holds the title of the “most influential book on Facebook” as a result of a meme that floats in your Facebook news feed, where your friends list “10 books that have stayed with them in some way”. At second place is Pulitzer price winner To Kill a Mockingbird .

Book review: Payal Kapadia's Horrid High

A story about young Ferg Gottin, the neglected child of two narcissists who is sent off to a school dedicated to making its students miserable, Horrid High by Payal Kapadia is meant for children under 11, but, may well become one of the children’s books that transcends age groups and is popular with all – young and old.

Travel trend: Political hotspots a new craze among tourists

For most, the idea of a vacation means beaches, mountains or monuments. But an increasing number of people are looking at taking in more than just the sights and sounds of a destination.  A niche but growing travel trend is seeing tourists visit political hotspots.

World Alzheimer's Day: Four signs to watch out for

Alzheimer’s causes long-term loss of the ability to think and reason. Trouble with memory is one of the early signs of Alzheimer's. On the World Alzheimer's Day, we list out four signs of the deadly disease. Alzheimer's: Four signs to watch out for

Mental alert: Here's decoding suicidal behaviour in India

India logs more suicides than any other country, a recent WHO report revealed. A look at what it's like to stare into the abyss, and how some have found their way back.

Good news! Menopause may be eliminated in 20 years

US scientist Aubrey de Grey has predicted that rapid progress in stem cell and regenerative therapies meant that current age limits on when women can conceive and give birth were likely to all but vanish in the foreseeable future.

A calmer you: It ain't music to our ears

Nowhere in the world will you see people objectifying or disrespecting a live musician’s talent as you see here. Let me tell you some particular things or situations that bug the hell out of me...

Coping mechanism: Why's and how's of busting anxiety

If you have constant worries running through your head and you feel there is nothing you can do to stop them, you're in trouble. Severe anxiety can lead to aches, tiredness, hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or/and migraines.

Selfie maniac? You might be a victim of low-self esteem

People who take selfies regularly are more prone to having low self-esteem, a new UK study suggests. When the regular selfie-takers were asked how they felt about their appearance, only 13 % said they felt confident and 60 % admitted to having low self-esteem.

Book review: History of International Fashion

History of International Fashion launched in India recently by Lustre Press/Roli Books is an updated version of Didier’s original title Histoire de la Mode. The book is fascinating in many ways and makes for an interesting read with an excellent distribution of rare fashion photographs sourced from various places.

Mild exercise with chemotherapy can help cancer patients

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that exercise may benefit cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Studies had earlier shown that an exercise regime prior to receiving chemotherapy could protect heart cells from the toxic effects of doxorubicin.

Pupil size can expose your decision making skills

According to a new study, the precision with which people make decisions can be predicted by measuring pupil size before they are presented with any information about the decision.
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