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Binge-watching TV may cut sleep quality, up insomnia risk

Binge-watching TV may cut sleep quality, up insomnia risk

Binge-watching TV may cut sleep quality, up insomnia risk

Young adults with the habit of binge-watching television shows for over three hours in one sitting may be at risk of having poor sleep quality, increased fatigue and insomnia, researchers warned. Binge viewing is when people watch an excessive amount of the same TV programme in one sitting. The findings suggest that increased cognitive arousal

Why it is important for women to eat with their families

Why it is important for women to eat with their families

Morthala (Rajasthan): When the women of this village sit down to eat, it is usually after the rest of the family had finished its meal — the men first, the children next and themselves last. This is a common practice in many households, but among the rural poor it makes women and children — some

Google introduces recruiting app 'Hire' for businesses

Google introduces recruiting app ‘Hire’ for businesses

In an apparent move to compete with Microsoft-owned LinkedIn, Google has launched ‘Hire’, a recruiting app for small- and medium-sized businesses that also integrates seamlessly with G Suite. “Hire makes it easy for you to identify talent, build strong candidate relationships and efficiently manage the interview process end-to-end,” Berit Johnson, Senior Product Manager at Google

Google 'Expeditions' app now available for every user

Google ‘Expeditions’ app now available for every user

Google on rolled out its ‘Expeditions’ app with a new solo mode for all users. “Using this mode, they can explore over 600 different tours on their own. All that users need to do is download the ‘Expeditions’ app (available on both Android and iOS), drop their phone into Google Cardboard and get ready for

App helps Kashmiri woman become pregnant after 7 years

App helps Kashmiri woman become pregnant after 7 years

A young Kashmiri woman who was unable to conceive for the last seven years has got pregnant after receiving medical advices from doctors of Sir Ganga Ram hospital on a smartphone app. The patient, who suffered from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, despite undergoing treatment at the IVF Centre and Human Reproduction at SRGH, was unable to

New robotic device to fix pipe leaks from inside

New robotic device to fix pipe leaks from inside

Here’s a new robot that can inspect water or gas pipes from the inside — no matter what the pipes are made of — and find leaks long before they become catastrophic, say researchers. The team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a new robotic system that could provide a fast, inexpensive solution

Device that can harvest electricity from human motion

Device that can harvest electricity from human motion

Clothes that double up as cell-phone charger could be a reality soon as researchers have found a way to generate electricity from human motion. Researchers from Nanomaterials and Energy Devices Laboratory of US-based Vanderbilt University have developed an ultra-thin energy harvesting system that can generate small amounts of electricity when the system is bent or

A smart ring to control your smartphone

A smart ring to control your smartphone

In a bid to provide a convenient solution for those with sight or hearing problems, tech start-up Origami Labs has launched a smart ring that gives hands-free control of a smartphone. The ‘ORII’ smart ring uses Bluetooth connectivity to allow users to control their smartphones using voice commands, Techcrunch reported. Available on crowd-funding platform Kickstarter.com

look few inches taller with right jewellery

Look few inches taller with right jewellery

Although clothing and heels play a crucial role in adding a few inches to your height, jewellery is just as important. If chosen correctly, it can make a short woman look taller and slimmer while the wrong choices can make you look even more petite, say experts. Create an illusion that you’re not the shortest

Handy tips to enjoy adventure sports

Handy tips to enjoy adventure sports

From riding a wave to jumping off a cliff, the thrill that an adventure sport gives you is unmatched. However, when you attempt an extreme sport like cliff jumping and base jumping, you put your life at risk. Be mentally prepared and listen to instructions carefully to be safe, say experts. Here’s a checklist shared

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