In Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985), Neil Postman examines how television has informed public discourse, labelling the medium of television as Americans’ “vast descent into triviality.” It is no surprise that the 1980s gave birth to the popular Canadian board game, Trivial Pursuit, where “intelligence” was measured on the ability to correctly answer questions pertaining to six different categories of general knowledge, much of which ... Read More »
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Barley Water For Weight Loss: How Does Jau Help You Lose Weight?
Losing weight is a constant battle between all the processed and junk foods you have to say goodbye to and all the healthy foods you need to say hello to! If you are one of them, we understand what you go through every single day. Losing weight is not a cakewalk, and can at time get little strenuous too; following ... Read More »
Dear parents, does your child suffer from asthma? Here’s what you should do
Improving paediatric asthma care is possible, a new research has found. According to a University of Connecticut-study, improved personalised inpatient assessments can enhance the accuracy of the prescribed asthma therapy, a child receives. Paediatric asthma is the most common chronic childhood condition and one of the leading causes for paediatric hospital admissions. Asthma can be severely disabling and even deadly. ... Read More »
Does your child prefer saltines or sweet treats? Snack preference is linked to genetics
The types of snacks a child chooses could be linked to genetics, a new study has claimed. The researcher investigated whether genetic variants in taste receptors related to sweet preference, fat taste sensitivity and aversion to bitter green leafy vegetables influenced the snacks chosen by the study participants. They found that nearly 80% of the study participants carried at least ... Read More »
How Does Fever And Cold Affect Your Taste Buds?
In this chilly weather you might not want to get out of your warm blanket let alone go out with friends or even to work. Winter is the season of snuggling up in bed with a hot chocolate and a bowl of warm soup. It’s also the season to wear big overcoats and wrap yourself up in layers of clothing. If you don’t ... Read More »
Does age determine media habits in Switzerland?
As media changes, all generations in Switzerland are forced to adapt. (Keystone) Old broadsheet or young app? Discussions about media in Switzerland (and elsewhere) often conjure notions of a generational divide, but how we consume information may transcend questions of age. When swissinfo.ch went to talk media habits recently with a group of teenagers (16-18) in a Bernese secondary ... Read More »
iOS 11’s Control Centre Does Not Turn Off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Completely but Apple Says It’s Not a Bug
HIGHLIGHTS iOS 11 Control Centre doesn’t turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth completely The radios are still active in the background Apple says this way users can stay connected to AirPods, AirPlay, etc. Now that iOS 11 is out for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and users who have already jumped onto the latest mobile operating system version from Apple will have found tons of ... Read More »
Does baby powder really cause ovarian cancer?
You’ve probably heard at some point that baby powder has been linked to ovarian cancer, and that several lawsuits between talcum manufacturers and consumers have been settled with massive payouts because of this potentially deadly connection. But should you really be worried? First of all, in case you’ve never made baby powder a part of your daily hygiene routine, you ... Read More »
Does your teenager love fast food? Study says brain wiring may be to blame
Don’t blame your adolescent kid for eating high-calorie food. A new study says teenagers hooked to high-calorie food may be unable to control the urge for burgers, pizzas and french fries due to an impairment in the brain region linked to self-regulation. The findings have revealed that adolescents, who are at an increased risk of obesity, have progressively less neural ... Read More »
Facebook: Zero tolerance policy on violent content ‘does not mean zero occurrence’
While Facebook is doing everything in its power to make it a safe place for brands and users, it’s impossible to completely weed out crime and violence on its platform, global head of sales Carolyn Everson told CNBC. “Our policy is zero tolerance — that doesn’t mean zero occurrence,” Everson said. Facebook has been under fire for several incidents including ... Read More »