Just one failure does not ruin a career

Hard work need not always be academic as some people have strengths in non-academic areas as well and that can lead to different careers.(Shutterstock) AddThis Sharing Buttons QAfter my results, I have become rather confused. I have got average marks which means I will not get into the best colleges. What shall I do? My friends tell me that average marks are okay and I should not worry. But I feel guilty because I know I could have done better if I had studied harder. What do you think? Can…

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Does Your Company Care About Your Career? Ask Kevin Durant

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant with teammate Stephen Curry. photo credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS For five weeks, the noise grew louder while superstar Kevin Durant rehabilitated his injured leg. His team was battling through the playoffs short-handed, down three games to one in the NBA Finals. Popular opinion slowly turned against Durant. “He needs to find a way to play.” “He only cares about signing a contract after the season.” “What if they prove they can win without him?” Rumors were leaking from the Warriors organization about the frustration that Durant…

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Facebook content moderation is an ugly business. Here’s who does it

Some of the workers saw video of a man being stabbed to death. Others viewed acts of bestiality. Suicides and beheadings popped up too. The reason for watching the gruesome content: to determine whether it should be pulled from Facebook before more members of the world’s largest social network could see it. Content moderators protect Facebook’s 2.3 billion users from exposure to humanity’s darkest impulses. Swarming through posts that’ve been flagged by other members of the social network or by the Silicon Valley giant’s artificial intelligence tools, they quickly decide what stays up…

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What does weight loss really depend on: Diet, genes or insulin levels?

A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn’t hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters’ DNA profiles. Previous research has suggested that a person’s insulin levels or certain genes could interact with different types of diets to influence weight loss. Stanford University researchers examined this idea with 600 overweight adults who underwent genetic and insulin testing before being randomly assigned to reduce fat or carbohydrate intake. Gene analyses identified variations linked with how the body processes fats or carbohydrates, which the researchers thought…

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Hormonal changes: Does menopause worsen rheumatoid arthritis symptoms?

Hormone changes caused by menopause make rheumatoid arthritis symptoms worse in women, according to a study. After studying 8189 women with rheumatoid arthritis, researchers found that pre-menopausal women experienced a slower physical decline than those that were post-menopausal. Physical function is an important aspect of study in patients with rheumatoid arthritis as it impacts their quality of life. Women experience rheumatoid arthritis at a rate three times greater than men, and also have more severe decline and increased disability, yet the sex-based differences in the condition remain poorly understood. Previous…

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Does your child avoid eye contact? Anxiety might be the cause

A study recently revealed that children, aged nine to 13, pay close attention to potentially threatening information and avoid eye contact when anxious. According to researchers, the shorter and less frequently they look in the eyes of others, the more likely they are to be afraid of them, even when there may be no reason to be. They also found that the child continues feeling fearful of that person even though he/she may no longer be threatening or scary. Kalina Michalska from the University of California, Riverside said that looking at…

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Does sweating mean more fat loss?

We have all been down this lane. Followed our gym instructor’s advice and done 10 minutes of treadmill, 20 minutes of cycling and 10 minutes of cross-trainer. And happily by the end of each gym session, we are soaked in layers of sweat. We step of the gym thinking these droplets of our hard work have translated into tremedous fat burn (and weight loss). But is your weight monitor showing the same on the scale? What does sweating mean? Sweating is your body’s mechanism of cooling down. This means that when…

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England’s obesity hotspots: how does your area compare?

besity is an increasing concern in the UK, with the latest figures showing that a quarter of the English population are obese. Across England, some 64.8 per cent of people are of excess weight – comprised of 40.4 per cent of people who are overweight and a further 24.4 per cent who are obese. Between January 2013 and January 2016, the fattest areas in England were Rotherham, Doncaster and Halton, where three in four people were overweight or obese. In Rotherham – the area with the most people of excess weight in England – some…

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Does Your Personal Website Need an SEO Strategy?

If you have built a personal blog or a resume website, you may wonder if you need to promote it. Most websites that conduct promotional activities are intended for monetizing. However, your personal website is just for your personal brand, you probably won’t be able to make a lot of money out of it. When that’s the case, it’s worthwhile to spend money on an SEO strategy? Does your personal website even need an SEO strategy? Read ahead to find out: The Short Answer is “Yes” Whether your personal website…

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​Does your child really need all the prescribed vaccines?

The biggest association of paediatricians in India is heavily dependent on funding from vaccine manufacturers. The influence allegedly leading to immunisation guidelines being tweaked to include products of the funding companies. Technical committee members deciding the guidelines being on the board of vaccine manufacturers and getting paid by them. Hefty margins on vaccines being given to paediatricians administering the vaccines. These and several others skeletons came tumbling out of the cupboard of the Indian Academy of Paediatricians (IAP) when the convenor of its Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Immunization Practices…

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