Are You Addicted to Your Phone? — Steve Rose, PhD

As smartphones take over the world, you may find yourself asking, “am I addicted to my phone?” Whenever I tell someone I treat internet addiction, they commonly mention how often young people are using their phones at the exclusion of face to face interaction. They often have a few people in mind or share that… via … Continue reading Are You Addicted to Your Phone? — Steve Rose, PhD

வாகீச கலாநிதி திரு கி.வா.ஜகன்னாதன்  ( கி.வா.ஜ )

வாகீச கலாநிதி திரு கி.வா.ஜகன்னாதன்.  ( கி.வா.ஜ ) நன்றி: அமரர் கி.வா.ஜ. அவர்களின் தவப்புதல்வி திருமதி உமா பாலசுப்ரமணியன் அவர்களது இணையப்பக்கம் : https://vakeesakalanidhi.blogspot.com/ விசுவாச வருடம் பங்குனி மாதம் சனிக்கிழமை , 29ஆம் தேதி அதாவது ,  11-4-1906 இரவு கும்ப லக்ன , அனுஷ நட்சத்திரத்தில் திரு வாசுதேவ ஐயருக்கும், பார்வதி அம்மாள் அவர்களுக்கும் மகனாகப் பிறந்த வாகீச கலாநிதி திரு கி.வா.ஜ அவர்கள் தன் பேச்சுத்திறமையை வெளிக்கொண்டு  வந்த  நாளிலிருந்து  எந்த … Continue reading வாகீச கலாநிதி திரு கி.வா.ஜகன்னாதன்  ( கி.வா.ஜ )

Blame the air pollution, not always him

Do not always blame him. It may be because of pollution. Next time you find someone turning violent, consider the possibility that his behavior may be due to the bad effects of pollution. Times of India carried a news item on Oct 5, 2019 stating US scientists have found strong links between short-term exposure to … Continue reading Blame the air pollution, not always him

Three economists win Nobel for Experimental Approach to Alleviating Poverty

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer share Nobel Prize for Economics Abhijit Banerjee, his colleague and wife Esther Duflo and fellow researcher  Michael Kremer win the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics. The Prize Committee has said, “The research conducted by this year’s Laureates has considerably improved our ability to fight global poverty. In just two decades, their … Continue reading Three economists win Nobel for Experimental Approach to Alleviating Poverty

Dads-to-be must stop drinking 6 months before conception

Dads-to-be must stop drinking 6 months before conception (Times of India, Times Trends, Oct 4, 2019) A study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology” found that fathers drinking three months before conception increased the risk of congenital heart disease in babies by 44%, while this risk was 16% for mothers, compared to not drinking. … Continue reading Dads-to-be must stop drinking 6 months before conception

Even sugar-free soft drinks can up risk of early death

Even sugar-free soft drinks can up risk of early death: (Times of India, Times Trends, Sep 5, 2019): A study involving 45000 participants from 10 European countries found that those who drank two or three glasses of soft drinks, including sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened soft drinks, per day had a higher risk of mortality from … Continue reading Even sugar-free soft drinks can up risk of early death

Fructose under fire, found to be worse on liver than glucose 

Fructose under fire, found to be worse on liver than glucose (Times of India, Times Trends, Oct 3, 2019): A study published in “Cell Metabolism” found that high levels of fructose in food may inhibit the liver’s ability to properly burn fat. High levels of glucose improved the fat-burning function of the liver, but fructose-rich diet … Continue reading Fructose under fire, found to be worse on liver than glucose 

Living closer to the sea is good for your mental health

Living closer to the sea is good for your mental health (Times of India, Times Trends, Oct 3, 2019 – an article by SARAH YOUNG): Researchers from Exeter University found that those living half a mile from the coast are less likely to experience mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Studying data on more … Continue reading Living closer to the sea is good for your mental health

A Company in Society

Is Milton Friedman dead? Not quite. Individual social responsibility, not corporate social responsibility, must be the mantra   by Gurcharan Das Times of India Opinion » TOI Blogs / 2019-09-05 02:34 Capitalism has been on the defensive ever since the global financial crisis of 2007-08. Young people in the West have been turning away from … Continue reading A Company in Society