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What's The Secret To India's Paralympics Success?

Deepa Malik was about to make history. Seated in a custom-made chair on a hot day in Rio, Malik — paralyzed from the chest down — held a 6.5-pound shot put between her neck and right shoulder. She took a deep breath and hurled the shot 15 feet across the throwing circle. The throw got Malik a …

What Do Investors Look For When Evaluating a Startup?

When you’re building a startup from the ground up, one of the first things you have to think about is whether you need seed funding. If you decide …

Avoid parking rage on Black Friday! How to find a spot every time

Should you just pick a row or sit and wait for someone to come out? When it comes to finding a parking space, some strategies are better than others.<p>Wherever you go, you must first park your car.<p>Easier said than done — especially on a huge shopping day like Black Friday — but when it comes to …

Japanese Teacher Surprises His Students With His Stunning Chalkboard Art

Remember the Taiwanese teacher who creates stunning educational masterpieces on his chalkboard? Well, looks like we’ve found another teacher with mad …

He sold his kidney to settle a family debt. His fight for payment uncovered another organ racket in India.

By Derek Hawkins<p>, Reporter<p>It was an intimidating offer, but one Sundar Singh Jatav couldn’t turn down: Sell your kidney and pull your family out of debt.<p>The 23-year-old needed the windfall, he told the Los Angeles Times. His family owed $10,000, his parents were ailing and his brothers had mental …

A town in India has bridges completely made out of trees

Cherrapunji in northeast India is known as one of the wettest places in the world, and it has had an effect on the area's scenery.<p>Villagers cross rivers not on man-made bridges, but on ones made by trees.<p>A long time ago, the War-Khasis clan noticed that the vines and roots of the Ficus Elastica …

India

World's Longest Lightning Bolt Traveled Almost 200 Miles

Scientists say the world’s longest lightning bolt traveled 199.5 miles and also confirmed the existence of a lightning flash that lasted for over 7 …

Could bad buildings damage your mental health?

Research has shown city dwellers are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression – but could individual buildings have a negative impact on wellbeing?<p>Screaming sirens, overcrowding, traffic; life in the city isn’t always relaxing.<p>These stressors aren’t simply inconvenient or irritating, …

Mental Health

8 Assumptions Foreigners have About Indians

<i>(representative image | Actor Neil Bhoopalam)</i><p>As I quietly sipped my way (on the rocks I might add) into the 38th year of existence, I was pinged by a …

How to get motivated to exercise … for the rest of your life

My goal is to exercise more. I am not training for a marathon nor do I need to lose weight. Exercising regularly simply <i>feels</i> <i>good.</i><p>The difference is …

This Bengaluru Woman Refused To Marry A Guy Because He Didn’t Want To Keep Her Dog

All broken relationships, secrets and confessions seem to find their way to social media these days. Any given day, various apps and websites give …

Relationships

8 Proven Ways That Napping Can Help Boost Brain Power

Sleep

Woman and girl ‘gang-raped as punishment for eating beef’

Four suspects have been charged with rape and murder after a Muslim woman and her 14-year-old cousin were gang-raped and two of their relations murdered in India’s Haryana province last month.<p>The group of men in their 30s allegedly entered the victims’ home in the Mewat district on August 24, …

A Screenless Smartwatch That Teases An Alternative Future Of UI

A smartwatch without a screen? Not such a dumb idea.<p>For all the recent breakthroughs in interface design–whether it’s the virtual reality of HTC’s Vive headset, or the real-life holograms of the Microsoft Hololens–the technology is mostly visual, enabling a better way to see information that …

This boat will travel the globe with solar, wind, and self-generated hydrogen

<b>The Energy Observer has been dubbed "The Solar Impulse of the seas" and could usher in a new era of ocean travel.</b><p>When the futuristic catamaran Energy …

Which foods actually have the most pesticides?

If you eat, you're going to consume a certain amount of pesticides. That's just a reality of living in this day and age. But luckily, there are some easy ways to reduce your and your family's pesticide exposure – which can improve your health both in the short and long term. And it all starts with …

Just how effective are mosquito-repelling plants? The answer here!

Home and Decor Singapore<p>A sign at Far East Flora lists Pelargonium graveolens, lemon balm, rosemary, citronella, lavender, lemongrass and peppermint …

Muslim women raped by Hindu gang 'for eating beef'

A Muslim woman who was gang raped in India has said her attackers asked her whether she ate beef in what some suspect was another crime by Hindu …

This New Electric Bus Can Drive 350 Miles on One Charge

In the world of electric vehicles, Tesla gets most of the love. Over 100,000 of Elon Musk’s big, bad autos are zooming around the world, …

Are You Always Tired? Science Says This Is Why

Despite getting the recommended six to eight hours of sleep every night, it’s not uncommon for a feeling of fatigue to hang over you like a cloud …

Couple Waited 9 Years to Open Wedding Gift That Read 'Do Not Open Until First Disagreement'

No offense to your Vitamix, but it’s safe to say that this is the greatest wedding gift of all time.<p>Although Kathy and Brandon Gunn have been married …

This tiny nation has generated 100% of its power without any oil or gas for the past 2 months

Costa Rica is having another winning streak in its quest to phase out fossil fuels.<p>According to a report from Grupo ICE, the country's utilities conglomerate, Costa Rica has been running on 100% renewable energy sources for over two months. The company reports that the last time gas-powered …

Renewable Energy

800-Year-Old Vishnu Temple Found in Bangladesh

DINAJPUR, BANGLADESH—<i>The Dhaka Tribune</i> reports that a figurine of Mohini, the only female avatar of the god Vishnu, has been found in a temple …

Hinduism

Dreams may help us remember things we value, study suggests

Dreams appear to help people remember facts they value better than those they do not, according to a new study which adds weight to the theory that …

Welcome to Fit Nutrition and Health

Runners, cyclists, swimmers, wrestlers, boxers, bodybuilders -- they are all athletes. Athletes seem to operate at a level higher than us, mere …

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Baahubali on Hollywood's most wanted list

A Hollywood portal (screenrant.com) has placed <i>Baahubali</i> among the 15 foreign blockbusters Hollywood wishes they’d made.<p><i>Baahubali</i> which is the only …