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The angry Jat: Why the community wants reservation

On the Jhajjar-Kosli road, about 20 km from Haryana’s Jhajjar town, a narrow road cuts left from Matanhail village. On February 20, at around 10.30 …

If India is polio-free, why are children still getting paralysed by the polio virus?

The oral vaccination used to eradicate polio actually caused the disease in rare cases. Now, 20 years after the vaccination programme started, the …

Public Health

Virgin Galactic makes space tours a reality with new VSS Unity

Virgin Galactic is getting back into the space race after revealing its new VSS Unity spaceship, which will soon be ferrying people beyond the earth’s atmosphere.<p>After the failure of its predecessor, the VSS Unity will undergo rigorous testing this year before any humans are aboard. Some 700 people …

Kaitlyn Smith Is Engaged After Losing 208 Lbs. and Having 3 Skin-Removal Surgeries: 'I Never Thought I Would Be Happy'

Kaitlyn Smith has already lost over 208 lbs. and undergone three skin-removal surgeries, but things just keep getting better – she’s engaged!<p>Zachary …

Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship?

The following is an excerpt from my newest book, <i>The Karma Queens' Guide to Relationships</i>:<p>I'm a firm believer in making things work. I was married for nearly 30 years and endured the turbulence that all relationships experience in time. Divorce is always a valid option, but many times, people jump …

Relationships

We Are Defining Love the Wrong Way

It is time to change the meaning of the word “love.”<p>The word is mostly used according to the first definition given in the dictionary: “an intense …

Relationships

10 Everyday Habits To Make You A Calmer Person

Have you ever taken the time to observe a naturally calm person?<p>They're a sight to behold — the way they glide through the day with ease, not rushed …

Einstein's most incredible prediction may be proven right this week — or a big rumor debunked

Gravitational waves may have been detected for the first time, but we won't know for sure until February 11, 2016 — when scientists will either …

Why You Should Never, Ever Ignore an Injury

Even if it's minor.<p>I was only 23, but my hips belonged in an old-age home. My left leg gave out when I stood up, running 3 miles left me limping, and having sex resulted in groans of pain, not moans of pleasure. I was diagnosed with a femoroacetabular impingement — the ball of my hip wasn't gliding …

11 Surprising Facts About Coffee Every Caffeine Addict Should Know

Turns out there is an optimal time to drink it.<p><b>1. Most energy drinks don't contain as much caffeine as a Starbucks coffee.</b> Don't believe anyone who tells you those expensive energy drinks have more bang than a cup of coffee. A 16-ounce Monster has about 150 milligrams of caffeine — half the amount …

Husband posts hilarious chart drawn by his wife when asked ‘What’s on your mind?’

Hell, even Facebook asks us every time we log on.<p>But it’s so open-ended that it leaves many of us stumped.<p>One bloke found out the hard way that women …

5 wildlife adventures everyone should have before they die

There are few experiences that compare to witnessing animals in their natural environment.<p>In a world where landscapes are continually altered, it is often calming, and quite breathtaking, to view animals completely in harmony with their habitats.<p>Though they often require some significant travel, …

Wildlife

Examining India's Beef Ban: Why this Brahmin isn't a Fan

Every Sunday morning, a few of my friends and I meet up at our favorite crêperie for brunch.<p>While crepes, butter, bananas, strawberries, and a plentiful heaping of Nutella are always expected, I also consider bacon to be a crucial staple of this weekly ritual. Without it, I'd be lost.<p>One of my …

Hinduism

India outrage over Maneka Gandhi's 'compulsory gender test' remark

<b>India's minister for women and children has been criticised for proposing compulsory gender testing of foetuses to tackle the skewed sex ratio.</b><p>Maneka Gandhi said the strategy would help monitor pregnancies and reduce abortions of female foetuses.<p>But activists and opposition parties say it will …

India
Women's News (India)

Who Loves Their Owners More: Cats Or Dogs?

A new study revealed a significant difference between felines and their canine counterparts.<p>Cats and dogs have plenty in common: Both species are adorable, fuzzy, and (sometimes) cuddly, and the internet can't seem to get enough of them.<p>But according to a recent study conducted by neuroscientist …

Pets

Mom hits back at trolls who turned disabled son's photo into Internet meme

The mother of a 4-year-old boy born with a syndrome that altered the shape of his head and caused other health complications is hitting back at Internet trolls who turned a personal photo of him into a social media meme.<p>AliceAnn Meyer, of Texas, posted a photo of her son Jameson as part of her …

Internet
Public Health

Your High-Intensity Feelings May Be Tiring You Out

Why are we always exhausted at the end of a workday? Why do we come home wiped out, with barely enough energy to make dinner before collapsing for the night?<p>Normally, when we think about being tired, we think of physical reasons: lack of sleep, intense exercise, or long days of physical labor. And …

Mindfulness

This is how the world's first Hyperloop pod might actually look

A team of students from MIT have won a competition to design pods for the still-unbuilt Hyperloop transportation system.<p>More than 100 university …

High-speed Rail

Onetime party drug hailed as miracle for treating severe depression

It was November 2012 when Dennis Hartman, a Seattle business executive, managed to pull himself out of bed, force himself to shower for the first time in days and board a plane that would carry him across the country to a clinical trial at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in …

Depression

Here Are 7 Things That Will Make You Happier in 7 Seconds, According to Research

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Happiness

Black Holes Get Even Weirder with New Stephen Hawking Theory

Black holes may be even weirder than scientists had thought, according to a new paper by famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.<p>The paper, which …

Physics