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Chinese men catch baby falling from building

BEIJING: Dramatic images of two Chinese men catching a young child after he fell from a second story window were released by Chinese state media. A man walking past a building during a thunderstorm in the southern province of Guangdong spotted a baby who had climbed dangerously onto the window sill, provincial broadcaster Guangdong TV said. In the video footage ... Read More »

Fear of economic blow as births drop around world

THE 2008 financial crisis did more than wipe out billions in wealth and millions of jobs. It also sent birth rates tumbling around the world as couples found themselves too short of money or too fearful about their finances to have children. Six years later, birth rates haven’t bounced back. For those who fear an overcrowded planet, this is good ... Read More »

For her: 6 habits that can ruin your marriage

MARRIAGE brings together two different people, from a family, upbringing, educational background, lifestyle, and sets of priorities that can be starkly different. It is going to take respect, flexibility, acceptance, and understanding from both partners until they acclimate themselves to their new home together. Some bad habits can be tolerated. Ladies in happy marriages tolerate their hubbies’ annoying habits: sitting ... Read More »

E-cigarettes boost quitting success: Study

LONDON — Smokers trying to quit are 60 percent more likely to report success if they switch to e-cigarettes than if they use nicotine products like patches or gum, or just willpower, scientists said on Wednesday. Presenting findings from a study of almost 6,000 smokers over five years, the researchers said the results suggest e-cigarettes could play an important role in ... Read More »

Haj Ministry connects with pilgrims via social media

Madinah’s Haj Ministry branch has launched an e-communication service on several social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, for the very first time. The ministry’s branch has also provided a mobile number and a landline for addressing inquiries and complaints around the clock. Muhammad Al-Beijawi, branch head, said the move comes as part of efforts to improve Haj and ... Read More »

The right foods for healthy hair

Trichologist Dr Apoorva Shah from Richfeel, tells us how to take care of hair by eating the right food. After all hair is all about what you eat therefore having a well-balanced diet is of crucial importance as far as the health of the hair is concerned. It is generally observed that hair problems are more commonly seen with individuals ... Read More »

Kazakhstan has a lot to offer

Away from my legal work and the constant traffic jams lies a splendid paradise in the east with a unique history, beautiful mountains and rivers and great modern architecture. I was lucky when my friend in Almaty called me to attend his wedding in May 2006. I had never visited Kazakhstan before and had little idea about what the country ... Read More »

Is Islamic slaughtering cruel to animals?

ISLAM’s stance on what is permissible to eat and what is not is clear. There are strict rules when it comes to meat regarding what is allowed and what is forbidden. The Islamic practice of slaughtering animals by means of a sharp cut to the front of the neck has frequently come under attack by some animal rights activists as ... Read More »

Food for thought: Today’s insects to be tomorrow’s grub

PARIS: Will locusts feed the world? The voracious flying insect, capable of swarming in millions and stripping fields of crops, has long been associated with hunger. But if a major conference gathering food experts and entomologists is right, captive locusts — and many other protein-rich insects — will be heading to a menu near you just a few years from ... Read More »

Your hair needs natural care this summer

Summer is almost upon us. This will make taking care of your hair in the summer months a little uneasy, especially because of humidity and higher temperatures, as well as the longer exposure to the sun rays. Still, there are ways to help you keep your hair attractive and beautiful. Although hair is sensitive, many women fail to protect it ... Read More »

PARENTING in a Multi-Cultural Context


Love recognises no barriers and flows across continents. According to a report published by the Pew Research Center in 2012, interracial marriages in America are on the rise with one in 12 married couples in the US being interracial. While cross-cultural relationships pose obvious challenges of cultural shock, multiple identities, and adaptation, what effects do they have on the already-mighty ... Read More »

‘Hashtag activists’ push Nigeria kidnap up world agenda

  WASHINGTON — Social media sites have exploded with urgent appeals to #bringbackourgirls, ramping up global awareness of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists 24 days earlier. The hashtag appeared 412,000 times on Twitter on Thursday alone, more than any other day since the April 14 mass abduction, keeping the topic firmly on Twitter’s trending list throughout the day. Michele ... Read More »

Apple to release its new iPhone in August

TAIPEI: Apple plans to release its new iPhone in August, a month earlier than expected, after sales were hit by new big-screen models from its rivals, a major Taiwanese newspaper reported, citing supply chain sources. The Economic Daily News quoted unnamed sources as saying Apple had acquired parts from various Taiwanese suppliers such as wafer maker Visual Photonics Epitaxy Co. ... Read More »

‘Use Your Brain to Change Your Age’

This inspiring title shelters an engaging book which motivates us to change and improve the quality of our life. Based on the newest research and case-studies, this essential guide is a powerful reminder that it’s never too late to start. The author, Daniel Amen, a neuroscientist, psychiatrist, brain imaging expert and founder of the world-renowned Amen Clinics, is also the ... Read More »

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