• Women entrepreneurs continue to face challenges in India: Designer Anita Dongre
    Lifestyle NewsWomen entrepreneurs continue to face challenges in India: Designer Anita Dongre

    Anita Dongre has made a name for herself in the fashion world, but there was a time when she faced difficulty in getting a store in a mall in Mumbai. The designer says she comes from a "traditional family where the women were always homemakers" and had to overcome her family's resistance while starting out.

  • Sense of self-worth in kids similar to adults: Study
    Lifestyle NewsSense of self-worth in kids similar to adults: Study

    If you often tend to belittle your four-year-old son or daughter's ability to do a task, think again. According to psychologists, young children may have a sense of self-worth similar to that of older kids and adults, and may become discouraged.

  • World's oldest Italian wine found
    FoodWorld's oldest Italian wine found

    Researchers have found evidence of the world's oldest Italian wine in a large storage jar from the Copper Age which indicates that winemaking in the region began as early a fourth millennium BC.

  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with these sugar-free sweets
    FoodSatisfy your sweet tooth with these sugar-free sweets

    Despite the popularity of sugary treats, many health experts have noted how the increasing consumption of such products is leading to several serious diseases, such as diabetes. To curb the effect of sugar-based confectionaries, experts have suggested sugar-free treats that are a healthier alternative.

  • Planning to book a hotel? Then mind these things
    TravelPlanning to book a hotel? Then mind these things

    Planning to go for a family vacation? From managing the needs of all of your family members, to ensuring that the hotel fits in your budget -- there are lots of things to consider before booking the place, say experts.

  • Soon, all you will need is a pill for routine exercise benefits
    HealthSoon, all you will need is a pill for routine exercise benefits

    Scientists have in a breakthrough research identified a protein that acts as an "exercise sensor" which is able to detect changes in the blood flow during exercise, a findings that will mimic the positive health benefits of exercise without actually requiring to break a sweat.

  • Telangana CM to gift free sarees to one crore women on Bathukamma
    Lifestyle NewsTelangana CM to gift free sarees to one crore women on Bathukamma

    Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday announced that the state will distribute free sarees to over one crore women on the occasion of Bathukamma, a regional festival.

  • Guinness World Record for 153.1 kg samosa set in UK
    FoodGuinness World Record for 153.1 kg samosa set in UK

    The world record for the largest samosa has been created in London.

  • 'Mind controlling' walnuts may decrease weight
    Health'Mind controlling' walnuts may decrease weight

    Consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and craving for food, says a new study. The findings, published online in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, shed light on how walnuts discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. "We don't often think about how what we eat impacts the activity in our brain," said the study's first author Olivia Farr from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre (BIDMC) in Boston in the US. "We know people report feeling fuller after eating walnuts, but it was pretty surprising to see evidence of activity changing in the brain related to food cues, and by extension what people were eating and how hungry they feel," Farr said. To determine exactly how walnuts quell craving for food, Farr and colleagues used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to observe how consuming walnuts changes activity in the brain. The scientists recruited a small group of volunteers with obesity to live in BIDMC's Clinical Research Centre (CRC) for two five-day sessions. During one session, volunteers consumed daily smoothies containing 48 grams of walnuts. During their other stay. they received a walnut-free but nutritionally comparable placebo smoothie, flavoured to taste exactly the same as the walnut-containing smoothie. As in previous observational studies, participants reported feeling less hungry during the week they consumed walnut-containing smoothies than during the week they were given the placebo smoothies. Functional MRI tests administered on the fifth day of the experiment gave the team a clear picture as to why. While in the machine, study participants were shown images of desirable foods like hamburgers and desserts, neutral objects like flowers and rocks and less desirable foods like vegetables. When participants were shown pictures of highly desirable foods, fMRI imaging revealed increased activity in a part of the brain called the right insula after participants had consumed the five-day walnut-rich diet compared to when they had not. "This is a powerful measure," said Christos Mantzoros, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. "When participants eat walnuts, this part of their brain lights up, and we know that's connected with what they are telling us about feeling less hungry or more full," Mantzoros said. This area of the insula is likely involved in cognitive control and salience, meaning that participants were paying more attention to food choices and selecting the less desirable or healthier options over the highly desirable or less healthy options.

  • A slight increase in cigarette price could cure smoking habit, says report
    HealthA slight increase in cigarette price could cure smoking habit, says report

    The government can make smokers quit cigarettes with a marginal hike in the selling price. A study has found that many smokers would distance themselves from the cigarettes if the price is increased by one dollar.