LONDON - Struggling to gain efficiency in foreign language? According to a study, drinking a pint of beer may help you learn the new tongue much better. Researchers said it was well known that alcohol impairs cognitive, motor functions as well as executive mental functions, which include the ability to remember, pay attention and inhibit inappropriate behaviours. Executive functions are also important when speaking a second, non-native language, so alcohol was expected to reduce the ability to speak a second language.
NEW YORK - Facing smell loss may be an important early sign marking older adults at higher risk of cognitive decline which leads to dementia, a finding that may help develop new treatments and preventative interventions for the neurodegenerative disease, researchers say. "Loss of the sense of smell is a strong signal that something has gone wrong and significant damage has been done," said lead author Jayant M. Pinto, Professor at the University of Chicago. For the study, published in the Journal...
MUMBAI - Raheja Group's multi-brand fashion retailer Shoppers Stop Ltd on Saturday announced selling 5 per cent of its equity share (43.96 lakh shares) of Rs 5 face value to e-tail giant Amazon.com at Rs 407.78 per share, aggregating to Rs 179.26 crore on a preferential basis. "The Board of Directors approved a proposal to issue 5 per cent or 43,95,925 equity shares on preferential basis to Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC at Rs 407.78 per share aggregating to Rs.179.26 crore," said the company in...
Millions of wild birds are killed each year flying into windows, including private homes. Birds face other dangers, too, in your yard, whether they are migrating or flying locally. Everyone, but especially those who enjoy having birds visit their yards and gardens, should take steps to make their homes a safer place for birds. Birds are part of a healthy ecosystem. Turning your home into a refuge for birds is good for the environment, saves lives and can add beauty to your garden.
MUMBAI - Manish Malhotra closed the winter-festive edition of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW)with a show that had whose who of Bollywood, including Shabana Azmi, Sridevi Karan Johar, Karishma Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput and Tiger Shroff cheering for his favourite designer from the front row. The other names who added glamour quotient to the show were Amrita Arora, Disha Patani, Dia Mirza, Kiara Advani , Shriya Saran, Diana Penty, Pooja Hegde, and others. NEXA, the retail experience outlet of Maruti Suzuki...
NEW YORK - Do you feel the pressure to put on a happy face, when you are actually sad? Beware, it can take a toll on your mental health, a study has showed. The findings showed that the pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat, while embracing your darker moods without judging or trying to change them may help cope with their stress more successfully. "We found that people who habitually accept their negative emotions experience fewer negative emotions, which adds up to better psychological health,"
NEW YORK - Engineers in the US have designed a smart, mechanised undergarment that may help prevent lower back pain by reducing muscle fatigue. While solutions for back pain are aplenty, most of them have at least one of three problems -- they are unproven, unworkable or just plain unattractive. "People are often trying to capitalise on a huge societal problem with devices that are unproven or unviable," said co-investigator Aaron Yang from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, US.
NEW DELHI - Pre-running exercises help in increasing the blood flow to the muscles, reducing their stiffness and loosening them for better running, while post-running exercises help the body cool down and improve flexibility and performance, say experts. Mithun Chakravathi, RunWestin Concierge at The Westin Chennai Velachery, lists some exercises for before the run: * Hip flexor stretch: Stand tall. Flex your hip and knee to bring your right knee up toward your chest as you swing your left arm forward.
NEW DELHI - Whether it is workplace competition, a growing urge to appear well groomed, or increased visibility of metrosexual men in pop culture, a melange of social and cultural factors are driving Indian men to break stereotypes and opt for skincare products -- giving, in the process, a boost to the skin care market, say experts. Shikhee Agrawal, Head Training, The Body Shop, feels that men have evolved from basic shaving creams and shampoos to a variety of products for haircare, skincare, beard-care,
NEW YORK - Want to reduce that ever-burgeoning waistline? Make breakfast the largest meal of the day as it may help maintain your body mass index (BMI), researchers say. A study showed that people who ate more than three meals daily and made dinner their largest meal were at the risk of developing a higher BMI -- associated with increased of risks of various diseases. Eating breakfast and lunch, skipping supper, avoiding snacks, making breakfast the largest meal of the day and fasting overnight for up to 18 hours...