Tag Archives: Good

Fitbit-Style Activity Trackers Could Do More Harm Than Good, Finds Study

HIGHLIGHTS Study was conducted on school pupils aged between 13 and 14 years Fitbit’s community element introduced negative feelings of self Competition was an external pressure rather than internal motivator Wearable activity trackers such as Fitbit could be doing more harm than good in encouraging young teenagers to exercise, a study suggests. Over decades, physical activity interventions targeted at young people in ... Read More »

Higher Education: Good or Bad?

Graduation day at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2015 (Reuters photo: Noah Berger) Do colleges still teach students to challenge assumptions and think independently? America’s culture wars have evolved greatly from the central issues of the 1990s and early 2000s, such as legalizing same-sex marriage, or what standards of decency hip-hop artists or cable-television shows should adhere to. Now ... Read More »

This week in games: Homeworld’s lost expansion returns, 15 minutes of Beyond Good & Evil 2

E3 is over. Time to settle in for the slow summer months, crank the air conditioning, peruse the Steam Summer Sale, and dream of all the games we’ll be playing in a few months. Mostly Wolfenstein II, I think. And if you need proof the summer’s slow? Look no further than our news wrap-up this week. We’ve got a few ... Read More »

Want to see the Senate’s draft health care bill? Good luck.

This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here. Senate Republicans are reportedly wrapping up their draft health care bill — but aren’t planning to release it to the public. A Senate staffer ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Reaches 1.2 Billion Users Reports Good Adoption of New Initiatives

One of the more interesting elements of the recent rollout of Facebook Stories was the backlash, the pervading sentiment that Stories won’t – and doesn’t – work on Facebook. The basis for that perspective, in general, seems to be ‘none of my friends are using it, so no one is’. So it’s a failure. Put a fork in it, it’s done. ... Read More »

Kids who love maths have higher chances of getting good marks

Scientists found that positive emotions and success at learning in math mutually reinforce each other. Kids who love maths have higher chances of getting good marks RELATED STORIES India’s first floating elementary school in Manipur to render education to homeless Haryana: New university named after Guru Gobind Singh to come soon, says CM CBSE 2017 queries? Here are the contact ... Read More »

A healthy gut is good for your sex life, shows study

A healthy gut is good for your sex life (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) This Valentine’s Day, as you bask in the beauty of your beloved, don’t just thank his or her genes and your good fortune; thank microbes. Research on the microbes that inhabit our bodies has progressed rapidly in recent years. Scientists think that these communities, most of which live ... Read More »

Good news! Green tea may benefit people with bone-marrow disorders

Green tea may benefit people with bone-marrow disorders (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) The green tea that you drink to lose those extra pounds has many other powerful effects as a compound found in this ‘super-drink’ may have a life saving potential for people with bone-marrow disorders, reveals a study. The research appeared in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Researchers from Washington ... Read More »

Ireland emerging as good destination for Indian students

The safe and welcoming ecosystem of Ireland besides its excellence in the academic field are some of the primary reasons that attract Indian students. Ireland is considered as one of the safest and friendliest countries in the world. Representational image RELATED STORIES Osmania university Centenary Celebrations should be held on a grand scale, says Telangana CM Kerala: Education sector is ... Read More »

New drug can create ‘good’ fat to combat obesity

New drug can create ‘good’ fat to combat obesity Scientists have identified a new drug that can create beneficial “brown” or “good” fat to boost metabolism, combat obesityand Type II diabetes. Researchers from Gladstone Institutes San Francisco in the US treated mice with a drug called bexarotene (Bex) and found they had more “brown fat, faster metabolisms and less body ... Read More »