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Menstrual leave is a good idea, but will it help break the taboo?

Menstruation in India is still a taboo subject. Most women ask their female colleagues for a pad in hushed tones, making sure their male colleagues do not overhear them. In a situation like this, going up to your boss, especially if he is a man, and demanding a leave on account of your period is not something that a lot ... Read More »

A dirty stethoscope may spread superbug infections

If your doctor is monitoring you with unhygienic stethoscopes, chances are that you may contract infections by antibiotic-resistant superbugs, researchers have warned. Infection control guidelines from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention state that re-usable medical equipment, such as stethoscopes, must undergo disinfection. However, the study showed that healthcare providers rarely perform stethoscope hygiene between patient encounters, despite its ... Read More »

Cheers to a good heart!

Drinking one pint a day has been linked to reduced risk of developing several serious heart conditions in new large-scale study. Moderate drinking, usually defined as no more than 14 units of alcohol a week – equivalent to around one and a half bottles of wine or seven pints of regularstrength lager – is associated with a lower risk of ... Read More »

A Marketing Technology Cheat Sheet For Business Owners

Shutterstock Entrepreneurs have no choice but to become marketing experts. These days, that means you need to become a bit of a tech expert, too. It also entails understanding how user behavior, media consumption and advertising tactics are changing. Advertising is no longer just about digital display and video, let alone prime-time TV and newspaper ads. The industry has made ... Read More »

George A. Romero, father of zombie movies, dies at 77

American film director George Romero poses for a photo during the Lucca Film Festival on April 7, 2016 in Lucca, Italy. George A. Romero, creator of the zombie film genre with “Night of the Living Dead” and a series of sequels that left a lasting impact on horror movies, died of lung cancer in a Toronto hospital on Sunday, his business partner ... Read More »

The pleasures of a good video game horizon See those mountains?

There’s a wind farm being built just outside of Brighton. It’s a huge project and so it seems to be taking forever. And at the same time, it seems to be moving ludicrously fast, a vast ship zipping back and forth across the edge of the sea, leaving silver stilts in its wake – the poles which will soon be ... Read More »

Finally, startups get a healthy dose of ‘vitamins’ B and C in 2017

Overall venture capital and private equity funding nearly doubled to $7 billion in the first half of 2017 (H1 2017) over the comparable period last year. However, the number of deals fell from 536 to 387, resulting in a higher average deal size. The euphoria of 2015 is a distant memory, as is all the talk about winter coming (or ... Read More »

Running out of room for your gadgets? Here’s a list of devices to consider if you are short on space

One of the common issues faced by users is lack of space to place all their gadgets. Thankfully brands have taken notice and launched compact devices across categories. HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 3700 Price: Rs 5,999 This is the world’s smallest inkjet all-in-one printer. Weighing just 2.3kg, it is almost half the size in comparison with other available all-in-one printers. Even though ... Read More »

Character building: making our 50s house a home

In with the old: the dining room, with rustic table and Graham and Green ruler. Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer Anyone who has stayed at one of the Artist Residence hotels would be intrigued by the 50s-built terraced house where the couple who run the eclectic company live. “Given our love of historical buildings, it’s not at all similar,” says Charlie ... Read More »

Raising A Vegan Family: Solutions to common vegan parenting social challenges

Raising a family comes with great joys and great challenges, and doing things differently from the majority can both add to these joys and challenges. Vegan parenting is rewarding on so many levels, but it can also bring about social challenges that non-vegan families do not have to face or consider on a regular basis. Also, it brings about certain ... Read More »