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US demands social media details, email addresses for 5 yrs from visa applicants

Nearly all applicants for US visas will have to submit their social media details under new rules by the State Department. The State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names and five years’ worth of email addresses and phone numbers. When proposed last year, authorities estimated the proposal would affect 14.7 million people annually. Certain diplomatic ... Read More »

Here’s How Employers Can Prevent Their Employees From Job Hopping

The days of casually picking a candidate to fill a role at your company and expecting them to stay long-term are over. If you are an employer or manager and you don’t have a strategy to retain your employees, you can’t expect them to stay. Millennials no longer need to apologize for job hopping, so it’s on employers to not only ... Read More »

Small business owners can reap the benefits from offering a 401k

 ‘More importantly is that the more your employees put away for retirement, the more you can put away for your retirement.’ Photograph: JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images/Blend Images It’s been a big week for retirement plans. On Tuesday, the powerful House ways and means committee unanimously – yes, unanimously – passed a bill that would have a big impact on how employees ... Read More »

Chanda Kochhar distances herself from husband Deepak’s business dealings

ICICI Bank’s former MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar has yet again distanced herself from husband Deepak Kochhar’s business dealings. In the third round of questioning by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) at its Mumbai office on March 4, Chanda denied having any knowledge of loans allegedly routed to her husband’s company NuPower Renewables that had dealings with Videocon Chairman Venugopal Dhoot. ... Read More »

How to Protect Your Small Business from Social Engineering Attacks

No business is safe from social engineering attacks, that includes small businesses. Believing that their company isn’t a possible target is the first mistake that makes small businesses vulnerable. They assume that cyber attackers are only looking at large corporations as prey. True, these big companies provide a bigger target, but cyber attackers don’t discriminate. One should also take into ... Read More »

YouTube drops paywall from some Originals, explores advertising

YouTube drops paywall from some Originals, explores advertising The details are still in the works, but some programs will become ad-supported.   In a strategic about-face last week, YouTube announced it will drop the paywall from its Originals programming and make the shows available on the free ad-supported platform with 2 billion users. Until now, only consumers paying for the subscription-based ... Read More »

Mental health patients sent 300 miles from home due to lack of beds

The revelation led to calls for the NHS to create more beds more quickly for mental health patients. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Patients with serious mental health problems are being sent more than 300 miles away from their home areas because of widespread bed shortages across the NHS, figures show. Adults in mental health crises were sent as far as 307 miles ... Read More »

Heart disease can be predicted from your forehead wrinkles

People who have a lot more deep forehead wrinkles than is typical for their age may be at a higher risk of dying of cardiovascular disease, a study has found. “We explored forehead wrinkles as a marker because it’s so simple and visual. Just looking at a person’s face could sound an alarm, then we could give advice to lower risk,” ... Read More »

Tobacco products to have new pictorial warnings from September 1

Tobacco products will feature a fresh set of 85% pictorial health warnings from September 1. The Union health ministry on Monday notified a new set of health warnings for all tobacco products with validity extending up to the next two years. All tobacco products manufactured, imported or packaged on or after the said date will have to display these images. ... Read More »

Nutrichondria: An Eating Disorder Resulting From Obsession With Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Fad Diets

With weight loss and fitness fast becoming obsessions around the world, a lot of people are adopting lifestyle and diets, which may appear ‘healthy’ but may actually prove to be detrimental to the physical and mental well-being. This obsession with ‘clean eating’ and dieting may well have exposed a number of eating disorders. A recent study by a leading wellness ... Read More »