Tag Archives: Life

A ‘bracing’ daily walk could add years to your life, study shows

We love walking here at NetDoctor. Whether it be a stroll round the park with friends or a weekend hike with family, it’s becoming clearer that this particular pastime is one of the best things you can do for your health. Indeed, one new study has suggested that – in addition to increasing fitness levels and benefitting mental health – simply ... Read More »

Technology, innovation lend a new lease of life to business cards

Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint There was a time when company executives would travel with leather-bound business card holders and have a Rolodex placed aesthetically on their desk. As professional networking sites are proliferating, card holders and Rolodexes are becoming passé. Business cards though are not going out of fashion anytime soon—they continue to evolve with the times. It is now no ... Read More »

Anything for this: The costs, benefits of life in elite sport

Mara Abbott on her way to a solo stage victory in Stage 9 of the 2015 Giro Rosa. If I had known as a college freshman — entering into adulthood of honing pure excellence in my tiny sphere, with errors and triumphs and struggles all rolled in — if I had known this fate lay ahead, would I have traded ... Read More »

‘On the Last Day of High School, I Almost Died. CPR Saved My Life.’

It was the last day of high school. With one exam left to go, a group of us were sitting in the senior class hangout, some watching Netflix, some cramming for the test. I was braiding my friend Jackie Acierno’s hair. I’d gotten midway down her back when I started to feel dizzy. I had been having similar spells for about ... Read More »

Brits eye overseas holidays as Sterling shows signs of life

Better-than-expected currency sales in the first quarter indicate strong and sustained demand for overseas holidays, Post Office Travel Money has declared in its latest Holiday Money Index. Announcing year-on-year increases of 55 per cent increase in currency sales made online for the year to 31 March and of 47 per cent for April to date, the Post Office said that ... Read More »

Blu Life Max With 3700mAh Battery, Fingerprint Scanner Launched

California-based Blu Products has launched a new smartphone to its Life series – the Blu Life Max. The Blue Life Max is a budget smartphone that comes with a large 3700mAh battery as its biggest highlight. The smartphone will be available in the US via Blu’s official retail partner, Amazon at a decent price of $118.87 (roughly Rs. 8,000) for ... Read More »

Some iPhone Users Complaining of Battery Life Issues After iOS 10.1.1 Update

Even though the battery capacity on Apple’s devices is not impressive when compared on paper with its Android competitors, the optimisation of hardware with iOS ensures that the battery life is never a concern for the users. However, the iOS 10.1.1 update has reportedly broken this perfect blend between hardware and the software for some users, resulting in certain devices ... Read More »

SBI Life Public Float Likely In Next 18-24 Months

Mumbai: SBI Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya today said the bank is planning an initial public offering (IPO) of its life insurance JV, SBI Life, in the next 18-24 months. Last month, SBI had said it would offload up to 5 per cent stake in its life insurance joint venture. “We have already said we want to divest a small portion through ... Read More »

Nokia Phone Saves Man’s Life by Allegedly Stopping Bullet

The Nokia phones of yesteryears have long been considered nearly indestructible, but the new ones aren’t too bad either. A Nokia feature phone is reported to have recently taken a bullet for its owner – literally – and saved his life. According to a tweet by Microsoft’s General Manager of Core UX for Windows Desktop, Tablet and Phone Peter Skillman, ... Read More »

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Have the Best Battery Life of Any iPhone: Apple

  Apple finally unveiled its latest smartphones – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus – on Wednesday. One of the most pleasant surprises that the launch brought along was the announcement by the company that the new models carry the best battery life on any iPhone ever. In order to understand how the company accomplished this upgrade, we will have ... Read More »