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Be Mindful of Mental Health But Don’t Unfairly Stigmatize Seafarers

It is difficult not to notice the attention the issue of the mental health of seafarers has received in recent months. I am asking myself a question: is this good for the seafarers or bad? It definitely raises the awareness of stakeholders throughout the maritime sector, and many would argue that this surely must be good for all concerned – ... Read More »

Happy 25th year, blogging. You’ve grown up, but social media is still having a brawl

Last Monday was a significant anniversary in the evolution of the web. It was 25 years to the day since the first serious blog appeared. It was called Scripting News and the url was (and remains) at scripting.com. Its author is a software wizard named Dave Winer, who’s updated it every day since 1994. And despite its wide readership, it has never ... Read More »

9 Small but Impactful Health Habits to Lock Down in Your 20s

Your 20s can spark a rocky journey into self-sufficiency that makes it very easy (tempting, even) to put your health on the backburner. For many of us, it can feel like a hamster wheel of working and socializing and doing Big Things—while things like sleep, nourishment, and exercise fall by the wayside. (Take it from this seasoned 28-year-old.) It also doesn’t help that ... Read More »

Google Stadia can replace gaming hardware but several concerns remain

Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019 gave hardware manufacturers a lot to think about with the advent of cloud-based gaming. Services like Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud aren’t far from their final phase of development. And, the concept of cloud gaming has gone from future to near-future, with Google’s Stadia set for release later this year. At GDC 2019, Google showcased ... Read More »

Smartphone market slowed down in Q3 but Chinese makers flourished

The third quarter of 2018 saw less phones shipped globally than the same quarter in 2017 and marked the fourth consecutive trimester of shipments decline. Counterpoint estimates that 386.8 million phones were shipped globally in Q3 of 2018, down 3% from Q3 of 2017, while IDC estimates the decline at 6%. Samsung remained the top smartphone vendor with 72 million ... Read More »

Iron Fist Cancelled at Netflix, but There May Yet Be Hope for Fans

Netflix and Marvel Television have decided to cancel Iron Fist, making it the first series to fall from the slate of five, which also includes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and The Punisher. That means the show won’t be back for a third season, despite showing slight improvement in the second season that released last month. In a joint statement, the two producing partners said: “Marvel’s Iron Fist will not ... Read More »

Go ahead and relish mangoes this summer but don’t overindulge, warn experts

Although the blazing sun and the sweltering heat make life unbearable during the summer in India, the season also brings along its share of perks, with mango possibly being the best of them! The delectable and succulent ‘king of fruits’ not only serves as a sweet dish in itself when it is ripe, but is also used in several delicacies, ... Read More »

Slow but effective: Tai Chi can boost respiratory function in COPD patients

Regularly practicing Tai Chi – an ancient Chinese martial art form – can help improve respiratory function in people with chronic breathing problems, according to a new study. It could be a low-cost and easily accessible option. Tai Chi involves significant levels of physical exertion with stretching, breathing, and coordinated movement but requires no special equipment. The researchers found that ... Read More »

Smile, travel, be helpful: The secret to happiness is not outside, but within you

To truly mark occasion of International Day of Happiness, it is important to realise and introspect that achieving happiness is the essence of everyday lives. Happiness is not the enigma as it has been led to assume. Whether it’s the joy in little things or the prosperity at achieving certain aspects in your life, it is difficult to put a ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Cheaper to Make Than iPhone X, But Costs More Than Galaxy Note 8: TechInsights

While it is cheaper than the Galaxy Note 8 for the consumers, the new Galaxy S9+ is apparently the most expensive Galaxy series phone to build. Samsung reportedly spends $379 (approximately Rs. 24,700) in manufacturing the Galaxy S9+. This is more than the cost incurred in producing the Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 as well as the Apple iPhone 8 Plus. However, the overall cost of goods sold (COGS) ... Read More »