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5 trends that define the online gaming sector in India

India’s economy might be slowing down, but its online gaming industry is going through a boom never seen before. Riding on the mobile and internet revolution sweeping the country, online gaming now cuts across ages and socio-economic groups. Nearly 60 percent of India’s online gamers are below the age of 24, according to industry estimates. Young internet users have a higher propensity to play ... Read More »

More evidence that pets benefit mental health

New research examines how interacting with pets affects cortisol levels among college students. Petting a cat or a dog reduces the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Pet owners have long known — or rather, felt — that spending time with their beloved animal companion lowers stress and improves mood. An extensive review that Medical News Todayreported on included several testimonials from people living with mental ... Read More »

The little robot that could

Today, iRobot Corp. announced its acquisition of Root Robotics, Inc., whose educational Root coding robot got its start as a summer research project at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University in 2011. Since then, it has developed into a robust learning tool that is being used in over 500 schools to teach children how to code in an engaging, intuitive way. ... Read More »

That mental health app might share your data without telling you

Free apps marketed to people with depression or who want to quit smoking are hemorrhaging user data to third parties like Facebook and Google — but often don’t admit it in their privacy policies, a new study reports. This study is the latest to highlight the potential risks of entrusting sensitive health information to our phones. Though most of the ... Read More »

5 healthy diet mistakes that hamper weight loss

Aiming to lose weight? According to a study, choosing the wrong meal (no matter the quantity) can leave you craving for more. When it comes to crushing hunger, it’s not about when you eat; it’s about what you eat. If you want to lose weight, curb your appetite by avoiding the foods that make you more hungry. Kathleen Alleaume, a nutritionist ... Read More »

Before You Munch, Know What’s Behind That Satisfying Crunch

If you are looking for a good excuse to eat a pile of chips, store shelves are brimming with them. It seems nearly everything in the produce aisle – whether it’s kale, snap peas, apples or bananas – now comes crisped, seasoned and packaged. Manufacturers seem to be hoping that Americans – approximately 90 percent of whom don’t get the ... Read More »

CERT-In warns of new viruses that steal money, user data

‘Virtual girlfriend’ and ‘panda banker’ have creeped into the Indian cyberspace.   –  Getty Images/iStockphoto Virtual girlfreind and panda banker have crept into the Indian cyberspace NEW DELHI, MAY 31 Two social media-triggered spyware viruses – ‘virtual girlfriend’ and ‘panda banker’ — have creeped into the Indian cyberspace and can steal a user’s banking details and secret data once activated unknowingly, ... Read More »

10 SUVs that can easily be modified for MEGA street presence: Mahindra XUV500 to Toyota Fortuner

One of the USPs of SUVs is that they offer a strong road presence. Thanks to their dimensions, aggressive stance and bold design, the SUVs help you make a powerful statement on the street. Here are 10 SUVs that have been modified to have a MEGA street presence, showing you how it’s done! Mahindra Bolero The Mahindra Bolero has always ... Read More »

‘Why I quit smoking’: 7 triggers that made people stop and how it changed their life

As anyone who’s tried to quit smoking will tell you, kicking the habit isn’t as easy as some people think it is. Undoing years – or even decades – of a habit takes effort, willpower and often some external guidance. Knowing why you want to quit and having a goal in mind can be a huge motivation for staying on the right ... Read More »

Fitness for dummies, 10 small changes that make a huge difference to health

Let’s face it, we are bombarded with advice from all sides on how to eat healthy and exercise to stay fit or lose weight. But after the trial period, it can seem like a chore to shop for ‘superfoods’ or hit the treadmill regularly. Lifestyle changes need not always be time-consuming, or require you to splurge. Instead, you need to ... Read More »