Extroverts quicker at picking up a new language than introverts

Researchers examined whether extrovert-introvert tendencies affected English language proficiency among Chinese students in India, and how these traits influenced language learning.(Shutterstock) Extroverts learning a new language may be better at speaking and reading, but introverts are better listeners, scientists have found. Researchers examined whether extrovert-introvert tendencies affected English language proficiency among Chinese students in India, and how these traits influenced language learning. In Chinese culture, students are expected to listen to their teachers attentively, as opposed to Western culture where class participation is encouraged. Some studies have suggested that such…

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How to care for cotton clothes on rainy days

Splurge and splash in cotton clothes during monsoon may not be a good idea. Mud and dirt stain on cotton clothes are hard to remove. The fabric also crinkle and get soiled easily. But cotton clothes are light and most comfortable to wear during hot and humid season. Synthetic fabrics, though dry quickly, tend to stick to your skin when wet. If you choose to wear cotton dresses in the rain, all you need to do is play safe. Here are five simple must-do for your cotton wears. 1 Bright colours can brighten…

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Setting the right example

Teach your children well and show them the way… But, it’s always easier said than done. Bringing up a child in the way he or she should is not an easy thing to do. No matter how much you do or what you do for them, there will always be room for complaint. However, one thing for certain is that parents are the first role models in a child’s life. No matter which school or institute you send your children to, home is the best learning place. So it becomes…

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Scrumptious doggie grub

Keeping a dog is easy because they demand very little. But what should they be fed? Too many people err and then pay thousands of rupees when the dog falls ill. Kidney and liver failure, malnourishment, obesity, tooth decay, allergic reactions are some of the problems that arise from an inadequate diet. The dog needs a healthy meal, not scraps from the family dinner. Give food with ingredients that are balanced with the correct levels of proteins, carbohydrates and a little fat — remember to vary the ingredients. Most dogs…

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Lifestyle changes could prevent a third of dementia cases, report suggests

More than a third of dementia cases might be avoided by tackling aspects of lifestyle including education, exercise, blood pressure and hearing, a new report suggests. Approximately 45 million people worldwide were thought to be living with dementia in 2015, at an estimated cost of $818bn. Drop in dementia rates suggests disease can be prevented, researchers say Read more And numbers are rising: in England and Wales it is estimated that 1.2 million people will be living with dementia by 2040 – a 57% increase from 2016 figures, largely driven by people…

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Eating for fame: How safe is competitive gluttony?

A West Delhi restaurant recently organised a burger eating contest and announced an irresistible prize for the winner — meals on the house for an entire month for the person who would eat maximum number of burgers. DU student Garv Gupta took up the challenge and won it, but with a scary consequence. Next morning, Gupta noticed blood in his vomit and rushed to the doctor, who found out that he had ruptured the inner lining of his stomach because of gulping down too many chilli burgers. While this seems…

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Here’s What You Need to Know About VK Sasikala’s ‘VIP’ Lifestyle in Jail

Sasikala was convicted by the Supreme Court in the 21-year-old disproportionate assets case. The interim AIADMK general secretary, a close aide of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, was named in the Rs 66 crore corruption case along with the latter and is barred from contesting for elections for 10 years. File image of VK Sasikala. (Image: PTI) New Delhi: After major controversy over AIADMK leader VK Sasikala having paid bribes and getting VIP treatment in the Bengaluru prison, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah has ordered an inquiry into allegations made by…

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Say hello to sexy legs

There are hardly any body parts left in the world of contouring! According to make-up professional Meghna Butani, the latest trend is to sculpt your legs with make-up. She says, “This trend isn’t just about applying a highlighter or a bronzer on your thighs or legs to make them look sexy. It’s a full on, detailed layer of make-up done to attain super gorgeous limbs.” Similar to face contouring, Instagrammers are using self-tanners, bronzers and highlighters to chisel their legs. The result? The contouring creates the impression of thinner legs,…

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Old Famous Jalebi Wala: Chandni Chowk’s Must-Visit Shop for Every Jalebi Lover

This jalebi shop in Old Delhi, aptly named, ‘Old Famous Jalebi Wala’, has been around since 1884; having been in operation for the past four generations of the family now. This Chandni Chowk-based shop is enormously famous for the piping hot, thick and juicy, freshly made jalebis that they offer. Their USP is that they use desi khandsari sugar for making the syrup instead of regular sugar, and the jalebis are prepared using desi ghee , cooked over coal-fire. The view of the jalebis being made is a visual delight as it is done live in front of your eyes in the small shop…

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Can’t find make-up that matches your skin tone? Blame the limited range of shades

Despite the rise in skintone-defining apps and new technology, many consumers still struggle to find the right shade. The debate was a hot topic at this week’s Makeup In Paris trade event. Beauty expert Aïmara Coupet talks about why brands are still finding creating makeup for medium to very dark skins a challenge. “The desire of every brand is to offer a product suiting every woman throughout the world,” explains Aïmara Coupet. Developments in foundation are a perfect example of the search for the holy grail beauty product. More and…

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