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Top 10 Extreme Sports in India You Missed Last Time

I was the smallest scuba-geared mermaid in the boundless aquarium of vast eternity. A random thought came to my mind: "How many times will I trust that leap of faith,that gear, that rope or that inner guts to help me surface?"Just then the small colorful fishes kissed me as if guiding me to their …

How India lost $14 billion worth of foreign investment in two days

India’s hopes of attracting foreign investments has taken a $14 billion hit.<p>The world’s largest steel company, ArcelorMittal, abandoned plans on Wednesday to build an $8.5 billion steel plant in the eastern state of Odisha. That came just a day after South Korea’s Posco scrapped a $5.3 billion plan …

India

ADHD In Childhood May Feed Obesity In Adults

Men who were diagnosed with ADHD as children are more likely to be obese in adulthood, according to a new study.<p>The men who had ADHD weighed 19 pounds more at age 41 than otherwise similar men who hadn't had ADHD as boys, the researchers found.<p>"It makes sense, because they're self-medicating with …

Americans are driving less, and have been for years

It’s been more than five years since US driving peaked in 2007, and today’s new data (pdf) from the US Department of Transportation shows the drop continues from last year, with 3.7 billion fewer miles travelled this March, compared with March 2012.<p>Driving, the quintessential US mode of transit, …

Nutty finding: Olive oil, nuts can protect your brain

It might seem against all logic, but adding a little olive oil or a handful of nuts to your diet each day may help keep your mind clear, researchers reported on Monday. It’s the same diet that’s also been shown to reduce deaths from heart attacks and strokes.<p>The researchers found that people who …

Children of US immigrants are dying younger than their parents, studies show

Recent research points to alarming health discrepancies across generations<p>Conventional wisdom holds that children of US immigrants should lead more prosperous lives than their foreign-born parents, but recent research shows that when it comes to health, first-generation Americans are actually …

Sharp rise in jail terms for Afghan rape and abuse victims

The number of Afghan women and girls jailed for fleeing sexual abuse, domestic, violence and forced marriage has increased dramatically, according to new official figures.<p>Statistics obtained from Afghanistan's Interior Ministry by the campaign group Human Rights Watch reveal the number of women and …

Human Rights