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Having too many funds, and some of them laggards

In April-May 2017, Mint had surveyed 19 financial advisers to know some of the biggest mistakes investors make (read them at bit.ly/2p2Va8U and bit.ly/2qxzhgG). Over the next few weeks, we will talk to more advisers about these mistakes (read about them at: www.livemint.com/investor-mistakes). Vinod Jain, principal adviser, Jain Investment Planner Pvt. Ltd, a Mumbai-based distributor of financial products, talks about his experiences. Mutual funds by the ... Read More »

Sleep-deprived men are at greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Here’s why

There’s a link between insufficient sleep and the development of insulin resistance, one of the factors that cause Type 2 diabetes. A team of US researchers has discovered a biological reason for this relationship, at least in men: an imbalance between their testosterone and cortisol hormones. “Our highly controlled sleep study showed that even one night of restricted sleep can cause ... Read More »

The drip of beauty: Should you opt for vitamins through IV?

Since the last few years, several celebrities have opted for hydration therapy also known as the IV drip vitamin therapy. Some of its hardcore patrons include singers Rihanna, Adele, model Chrissy Teigen and reality star Khloé Kardashian. This is a therapy in which multiple vitamins and antioxidants are administered intravenously and it is touted as a quick fix for multiple ... Read More »

LG G7 to Include an LCD Panel Instead of OLED Display: Report

Unlike most flagship models that feature OLED panels, LG G7 might sport an LCD panel, according to a new report. The move is said to help the South Korean company reduce the production cost of its next-generation flagship and sustain market losses. The company skipped the MWC this year but, as per a previous report, is set to launch the LG G7 and G7 ... Read More »

Oppo F7 Specifications, Features Officially Revealed Ahead of March 26 Launch

Just a couple of days after announcing its launch date, Oppo on Friday revealed the key specifications and features of the Oppo F7 that is set to debut in India on March 26. The new smartphone will be the successor to the Oppo F5 that was launched last year and will sport an iPhone X-like notch. It will also bring a bunch of artificial intelligence (AI) backed ... Read More »

PayPal’s Shivananda: The future of financial services is algorithmic and experience-centric

Sri Shivananda, senior vice-president and chief technology officer of PayPal. Mumbai: PayPal Holdings Inc.’s digital payments platform is available in more than 200 markets worldwide and used by 227 million active account holders. Sri Shivananda, senior vice president and chief technology officer of the company, is a geek at heart who earlier worked at eBay Inc. as a software engineer and ... Read More »

The Question of Cellphone Radiation and Human Health Remains to be Answered

Does cellphone radiation cause cancer or other unwanted health effects? Two studies, carried out over a period of 10 years and costing $25 million, attempted to find out the answer to this long debated question. But their results do not give a definite explanation. Researchers at the National Toxicology Program (NTP) in US studied how exposure to cellphone radiation impacted ... Read More »

National survey to explore effects of loneliness on human health

There has been an increased awareness of the effects of loneliness on human health and wellness in recent years / Shutterstock The British public is being invited to take part in a national loneliness survey, launched in partnership between three universities, BBC Radio 4 and the Wellcome Collection. Called The Loneliness Experiment, the online survey will explore the nation’s attitudes and ... Read More »

Nokia sales grew throughout 2017, reached a total of 8.45 million units

HMD took it slow when it resurrected the Nokia brand. It initially launched the Nokia 6 in China and managed to sell 100,000 units in the first quarter (per IDC numbers). Its confidence grew and expanded to more regions and introduced more models. Q2 saw the introduction of the Nokia 5 and 3. Sales jumped up significantly as those two (along with ... Read More »

OnePlus 5T Sandstone White Variant Sold Out, Removed From Website Within Two Hours of Launch

OnePlus recently launched the Sandstone White variant of its latest OnePlus 5T, only in the US, Canada, and China. But it seems like excitement for OnePlus fans was extremely short-lived as the smartphone was sold out in about two hours of release. Add to that, the variant has also been removed OnePlus’ website entirely, except on the portal for China. Some reports ... Read More »