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Star City Parenting: Present parenting takes effort

When you ignore or don’t even hear your child’s repeated requests for attention, that’s distracted parenting. PhotoSpin When you ignore – and especially when you don’t even hear — your child’s repeated requests for attention, that’s distracted parenting. Often, you’re distracted because you’re focused on something else, such as your mobile device, a TV show or someone else. Your child, ... Read More »

IQ has fallen since Victorian age and genes are to blame

Our mental abilities have undergone a significant decline since the Victorian era, as genes driving intelligence have become less common since the 19th century, scientists say. Researchers, led by Michael Woodley from the Free University of Brussels in Belgium, used a bank of genomes recovered from the remains of 99 people from central and eastern Europe. The oldest of these died in about 2,000 BC while ... Read More »

Infertility a medical condition that can be treated: Experts

In about infertility, which is still considered a taboo in Indian society, TOI has launched a national campaign, ‘Fertile Conversations’, in partnership with Nova IVI Fertility. A public seminar was organised in Delhi last Saturday as part of the campaign. “The hush-hush attitude and social stigma surrounding fertility needs to go. Social apathy is causing physical trauma and depression and victims are invariably ... Read More »

‘Antibiotic overuse in poultry making humans drug-resistant’

‘Antibiotic overuse in poultry making humans drug-resistant’ Researchers from the US based Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) collected samples from 530 birds in 18 poultry farms in Punjab and tested them for resistance to a range of antibiotic medications critical to human medicine. They found high levels of antibiotic resistant pathogens in chickens being raised for eggs and meat in poultry ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Smart home platform Wink has been acquired by will.i.am

Struggling smart home platform Wink has been acquired by lifestyle and technology company, i.am+, the company owned by musician and hit and miss (but mostly miss) tech entrepreneur will.i.am. Wink has had a rocky existence, starting life as part of the failing tech incubator Quirky, only to be spun-off after Wink went bankrupt. In an emailed statement, Wink said both the app and the ... Read More »

Bollinger puts electric power to work (and play) in B1 off-roader

The B1 can be specced with a 120 or 200 mile range Electric power has worked its way into sedans, supercars, motorcycles and most things in between, but we’re yet to see a true off-roader powered by a battery. Charge stations are hard to come by in cities, let alone deserted campsites. Undeterred by this fact, Bollinger Motors has unveiled its ... Read More »

Yep, This Style Of Sunglasses Is Actually Back In Fashion This Spring

Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner in Cannes sporting the latest sunglass shape. Of course. Last summer saw the resurgence of everything 90s in a big way — slip dresses, chokers, chunky sneakers — if it was cool 25 years ago it was back in fashion (and if you were around to witness these trends the first time you might have been waiting ... Read More »

Indians prone to rare genetic diseases: Study

  People living in India and other South Asian countries are particularly vulnerable to rare genetic diseases, according to a genomic analysis that may help detect and prevent population-specific disorders. Several diseases specific to South Asian populations had been identified in the past, but the genetic causes of the vast majority remained largely mysterious. The study, led by Harvard Medical ... Read More »

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 »