Is your teen girl acting out? One in four teenagers are at increased risk of depression

Is your teen girl acting out? One in four teenagers are at increased risk of depression

A team of Briton researchers has recently found that one in four adolescent girls, especially poor, are at an increased risk of depression. The researchers from the University of Liverpool and University College London found that a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14. Lead author Dr Praveetha Patalay said that in the recent years there has been a growing policy focus on children’s mental health. However, there has been a lack of nationally representative estimates of mental health problems for this…

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Indian economy to grow at lower rate in 2017-18 due to demonetisation: Paris-based think tank

Indian economy to grow at lower rate in 2017-18 due to demonetisation: Paris-based think tank

Indian economy is projected to grow at a lower than expected rate of 6.7 per cent this fiscal due to the “transitory effects” of demonetisation and the GST implementation, according to Paris-based think tank OECD. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has also revised downwards its estimate for the country’s growth in next financial year (2018-19) to 7.2 per cent. For this period, the GDP expansion was pegged at 7.7 per cent in June. In 2017-18, India’s growth is forecast to be 6.7 per cent compared to June…

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Vishal Sikka says no reason to stay on at Infosys after Nandan Nilekani’s return

Vishal Sikka says no reason to stay on at Infosys after Nandan Nilekani’s return

A day after Nandan Nilekani returned to Infosys as chairman, former CEO Vishal Sikka said on Friday he had offered to leave with immediate effect as he saw no reason to continue in the company. Sikka’s resignation as CEO last week escalated the tensions between the founders and the management of India’s second largest software company. He was then named vice chairman. On Thursday, chairman R Seshasayee quit from his post along with two other directors and Sikka, who also tendered his resignation from the board. “With Nandan coming it,…

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How books, toys and learning activities at home can boost your child’s brain power

How books, toys and learning activities at home can boost your child’s brain power

Learning activities at home in the early years of a kid’s life make an important difference to their achievement in school, a recent study has found. The study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development suggested that children, whose parents provide them with learning materials like books and toys and engage them in learning activities and meaningful conversations in infancy and toddlerhood, are likely to develop early cognitive skills that can cascade into later academic success. The study followed a group of children from birth through 5th grade to…

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40% reservation for girls at planned schools, institutes for minorities: Naqvi

40% reservation for girls at planned schools, institutes for minorities: Naqvi

The government has decided to proffer 40% reservation for girls at 100 Navodaya-type schools and five higher education institutes it plans to set up for minority community students, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said. The minister of state for minority affairs said the government was mulling to open the 100 Navodaya-type schools in minority concentrated areas of the country. “We want to empower the communities with dignity and, therefore, are focusing on the education sector… This (reservation) is to ensure they complete their education,” he told PTI. A high-level…

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Early look at fall fashion

Early look at fall fashion

Chunky turtlenecks and puffer coats may not be on your mind, but it’s never too early to look ahead to the fall fashion season. We picked five trends that are showing up in women’s clothing that is available now or will be in the coming weeks and months. These trends were also spotted on runways last February when designers unveiled their Fall/Winter 2017-18 collections during New York Fashion Week – often in more dramatic or exaggerated forms, of course. This is only a short list, but it’s a start if…

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Kids, are you overworked at school? Here’s how you can cope with the stress

Kids, are you overworked at school? Here’s how you can cope with the stress

Between homework, schoolwork, exams and test anxiety, post-school activities and bullying, kids can be super stressed out, but now, a team of researchers has outlined which coping strategies work best. The study’s lead author Bruce Compas said that learning effective ways to manage stress is especially important for children. “Chronic stress is bad for adults, but it is particularly troublesome for children, because among many other effects, it can cause long-term problems with complex thinking and memory skills, attention, learning and behaviour,” Compas said. For the purposes of the study,…

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When it’s raining, ditch the gym: 4 DIY workouts you can do at home, in your bedroom

When it’s raining, ditch the gym: 4 DIY workouts you can do at home, in your bedroom

Imagine a day when it is pouring outside. Even getting to your car, to get to the gym risks getting drenched. And yet, you need your daily dose of sweating it out. We have the answer to your troubles. Here are 4 DIY workouts to do in the comfort of your home, as told by Shwetambari Shetty, a Zumba and fitness expert. 1) Movement: Plank Jack How to do it: Begin in plank position, with your shoulders over your wrists, your body in one straight line, and your feet together. Like the…

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Home remedies to keep pollen and dust allergy at bay

Home remedies to keep pollen and dust allergy at bay

The weather is now pleasant. One is tempted to go out and have fun. But, there is trouble in the wind for those who are sensitive to irritants like dust and pollen. The early unexpected rise in temperature has led to tree pollination – a longer season of sufferings for the allergy prone. For some, it is an annual feature to struggle with this allergy in the ongoing season of dust mites and pollination. If you are a regular patient of seasonal allergies, plan ahead how to deal with it…

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Day one at Delhi University: Bollywood celebs share all the crazy things they did

Day one at Delhi University: Bollywood celebs share all the crazy things they did

Excited or stressed about your day one at Delhi University? Relax, it’s gonna be a fine day, and a memorable one for sure. Popular celebs Angad Bedi, Satish Kaushik, Nimrat Kaur and Urvashi Rautela reminisce about their first day in college. Here are their fond memories… Actor Angad Bedi was ragged by girls on his day one in St Stephen’s College. I thought ladkiyon se to ragging banti hai: Angad Bedi, St Stephen’s College “Ohoo… bade maharathi the humare senior. They were too many and all wanted to rag me….

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