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Won’t allow Indian content as it damages our culture, says Pakistan Supreme Court

Indian TV shows have been banned in Pakistan. Pakistan’s Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Wednesday said that the country’s Supreme Court will not allow Indian content to be shown on Pakistani TV channels as it “damages our culture”. Nisar’s remarks came as a three-member apex court bench heard an appeal filed by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against ... Read More »

Why our understanding of obesity treatment is limited

According to a research conducted by the George Washington University, despite high prevalence of obesity among US adults, provision of recommended treatments for obesity remains low. Providers cite lack of time, lack of reimbursement, and lack of knowledge as major barriers to treating patients with obesity. The study assessed health care professionals’ (HCPs) knowledge of evidence-based guidelines for non-surgical treatment ... Read More »

Sleep deprivation makes our brain feel like we’ve drank too much, suggests research

Ever feel sluggish after a rubbish night’s sleep? This could be the tip of the iceberg for our brain function, reveals a new study from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Tel Aviv University, Israel. Researchers found that a lack of good sleep has severe consequences on our brain function and stops brain cells communicating properly, causing possible ... Read More »

Social media is both vital and risky for our children. Here’s how we can keep them safe

Kids can make great use of the internet, but it isn’t risk free (Stock Image) CREDIT: PETER BYRNE/PA WIRE How can you teach your children to use the internet safely? It’s a question I’ve been thinking about a lot, as the father of five and seven year-old sons who are already adept with parental tablets and laptops alike. They know the internet ... 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 »

How much advertising are our kids exposed to?

New Zealand school children see a surprising amount of advertising at school, including fast food advertisements, and there should be national guidelines to limit what they’re exposed to, researchers say. Photo: Supplied / University of Otago University of Otago public health researchers fitted body cameras to Year 8 Wellington children at 16 schools for four days, and the footage captured ... Read More »

Advertising That Exploits Our Deepest Insecurities

The function of advertising, wrote Robert E. Lane in The Loss of Happiness in Market Democracies, “is to increase people’s dissatisfaction with any current state of affairs, to create wants, and to exploit the dissatisfactions of the present. Advertising must use dissatisfaction to achieve its purpose.” The web browser is a dissatisfaction-seeking machine. Every search query we input reflects a ... Read More »

Amazon Great Indian Sale Continues: Our Top Picks for Tuesday

The day one of the Amazon Great Indian Sale was blockbuster by all accounts. Amazon India released a statement on Monday evening that it was the “biggest day ever” for the company that officially entered the country a little over three years ago. Amazon released the list of highest selling products on day one of the Great Indian Sale, and ... Read More »

Amazon Great Indian Sale Day 1 Deals: Our Top Picks

Amazon is back with the Great Indian Sale, and the 72 hour deals marathon kicked off at the stroke of midnight on Monday. Amazon India is offering deals across a host of categories like mobiles, other electronics, home & kitchen, fashion, and more. Before we get to our pick of the deals so far, here are a few things to ... Read More »

Five Key Takeaways From Our LeEco Le 1s Review

LeEco’s budget Le 1s smartphone has received tremendous response from consumers in India, according to the company. The first flash sale of the LeEco Le 1s last week saw 70,000 units going out of stock in just 2 seconds, and the claims for the second flash sale were equally impressive. The Le 1s packs a fingerprint scanner, full-HD display, and ... Read More »