Tag Archives: People

Job jugglers: How people are pursuing multiple careers while earning a living

In 2002, Anupam Sengupta formed a band called The Karmic Circle The present economic slowdown, in tandem with job crisis, has fired concepts like side hustle and gig economy with a feisty enthusiasm, receiving overwhelming recognition and acceptance all over the world. Closer home, Indians are chasing portfolio careers like never before under pressing circumstances like student debt, stagnant income, lack ... Read More »

Job scare continues to haunt urban Indians; people still optimistic about India’s progress

Other than unemployment, Indians are worried about financial and political corruption, crime and violence, poverty and social inequality and climate change. While job concern is the top pain point for urban Indians, the people still remain hopeful about the country’s progression and are the most optimistic of the global lot. “At least 46% of urban Indians polled are most worried ... Read More »

US to use fake social media to check people entering country

US Citizenship and Immigration Services officers can now create fictitious social media accounts to monitor social media information on foreigners seeking visas, green cards and citizenship. An updated Homeland Security Department review of potential privacy issues dated July 2019 that was posted online on Friday essentially reversed a prior ban on officers creating fake profiles. A USCIS statement explaining the ... Read More »

Opinion: How job descriptions put people in boxes

Most job descriptions are boring, wordy and vague. They make the most interesting work opportunities sound like a long list of chores. Although most companies parrot the virtues of diversity, they attract people who fit conventional norms of performance. Round pegs in square holes are great for advertisements but how often do you see them at work? On average, job ... Read More »

High bad cholesterol increases risk of death even for healthy people

People who are young and healthy may still be vulnerable to the risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease if they have higher levels of bad cholesterol, according to a new research. Bad cholesterol, or LDL, contributes to clogged arteries which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The findings showed that compared with participants who had LDL readings of under 100 mg/dL, ... Read More »

People who have brain markers of Alzheimer’s may never develop dementia

A new study has uncovered why some people that have brain markers of Alzheimer’s never develop classic dementia that others do. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. People suffering from Alzheimer’s develop a buildup of two proteins that impair communications between nerve cells in the brain – plaques made of amyloid beta proteins and neurofibrillary tangles made ... Read More »

10 Hollywood movies on black people

A still of ‘Black Panther’. New Delhi: Marvel’s superhero film Black Panther, which is currently storming the global box office, is noteworthy for its all-black star cast and emphasis on Afrofuturism, a philosophy that studies the intersection of Afro-American culture with technology. Here are 10 other Hollywood films focused on black people. The Color Purple (1985): The Steven Spielberg film depicts the issues ... Read More »

5 healthy living tips for people who have diabetes

Just because a lot of folks abandon their New Year’s resolutions doesn’t mean you can’t get on track and make 2018 your healthiest year yet. We caught up with two people who have successfully managed diabetes for years – Grammy award-winning R&B star Patti LaBelle and David Marrero, PhD, director of the Diabetes Translational Research Centre at Indiana University School of Medicine – and asked them for ... Read More »

Experts are urging people to be alert to the symptoms of norovirus

It’s the winter sickness bug everybody dreads, but reports suggest that cases of norovirus could be on the rise again this season. Such concerns have lead Wales’ largest health board, Betsi Cadwaladr, to urge people to be alert for symptoms of the stomach bug – which is highly contagious. This comes after a 2016 outbreak of norovirus caused nine hospital wards to close in ... Read More »

Olympic legacy: Did £1bn after 2012 get any more people doing sport?

Mo Farah wins gold in Men’s 5000m, London 2012 Five years ago this month, the London Olympic Games – seen as a great success for Britain – came to a close. At the time, the country was promised that the end of the Games would not mean the end of the success story, that there would be a lasting legacy ... Read More »