• Find a meaning in life to stay healthy, live long
    IANS  If you see some people around you who are always happier and healthier than others despite not being wealthy, they must have found a meaning in their lives. According to researchers, many think about the meaning and purpose in life from a philosophical perspective, but meaning in life is associated with better health, wellness and, perhaps, longevity. Over the last three decades, meaning in life has emerged as an important question in medical research, especia
  • Shun sugary treats to avoid winter depression this X'mas
    IANS  Like any holiday season, you are once again surrounded by sugar plum pudding, chocolate cakes and sweet treats, but skipping those this time will help you ward off depressive illness especially if you are prone to depression, suggest researchers. Eating added sugars -- common in so many holiday foods -- can trigger metabolic, inflammatory and neurobiological processes tied to depressive illness, said the study from a team of clinical psychologists at the University
  • An inclusive football tournament
      Easterine Kire   The second Theja Football tournament has just been concluded in Lengrijan. A brainchild of the Grace Covenant church, the tournament drew as many as twelve teams from different churches and colonies of Dimapur. The tournament was held from the 2nd to the 5th of December with the Head GB of Lengrijan, Mr N.Wati Longkumer doing the honours as the chief guest of the closing ceremony. Prizes were given away for the best disciplined team, highest sc
    V Grace Koza Physiotherapist,CIHSR Exercise is a very important part of one’s lifestyle, it can help keep your weight under control and can lower the risk of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and many others. But, it’s not how much you exercise but how you exercise, many people enthusiastically start a new exercise program just to get sidelined shortly after due to a fitness injury, your workout is meant to build your body up not break it down. What
  • India's tech hiccups, consumer revolution and celebrating triumphs of Indian sportswomen
    Books this Weekend IANS Read about how India's political leaders have manipulated advances in technology; consider the core anxiety of consumers as the world begins to go through rapid and disruptive change; and finally, an ode to Indian sportswomen who have put India on the global map. The IANS Bookshelf has a cerebral weekend for you in store. Immerse yourself!   Midnight's Machines - A Political History Of Technology in India Author: Arun Mohan Sukumar;
  • Levis's to reduce greenhouse emissions by 90%
    Siddhi Jain  IANS life How does a clothing giant like Levi's tackle the questions of sustainable fashion that the textile industry is getting fraught with? Anuja Ojha, Senior Specialist, Sustainability - India & Sri Lanka, at Levi Strauss & Co. charts the company's vision for sustainable clothing.   1. What do you have to say about the fast fashion cycle that puts workers' incomes and lives at risk as well as the environment? Ojha: According to o
  • The difference that ECS is making
    Easterine Kire Let us look at the Eleutheros Christian Society (ECS) example. The ECS based in Tuensang has been making such a great difference in the lives of the people in and around Tuensang, and is spreading out to neighbouring districts. Initiated by Reverend Chingmak Chang and his wife Phutoli, ECS has taken the idea of empowerment to a whole new level. It is inspiring and highly encouraging and forward looking. This is what a dedicated team with visionary leaders can achieve.
  • A spy case, making a restaurant tick and tilting the odds
    IANS  Books this Weekend Read about a case in which a top ISRO scientist, S. Nambi Narayanan was charged with spying but was eventually exonerated and awarded Rs 50 lakh for being "unnecessarily arrested and harassed"; delve into the secrets of what makes a restaurant tick while others fall by the wayside; and finally, learn how to turn the odds in your favour. The IANS bookshelf gives you much to mull over this weekend. Enlighten yourself!   ISRO Misfired - Th
  • Offbeat Indian destinations for backpackers
    IANS  Millennials are seekers of wholesome experiences. For them, travel is not just a means of escaping a busy lifestyle, but an end in itself. It's an essential part of life, not a break away from it. In sync with the new taste and preferences of young adventure-seekers, the following places are rising up to the occasion by enhancing their travel experiences:   Aurangabad exquisite confluence of history and culture, Aurangabad is home to the renowned Ajan
  • This why you should use PCs for online shopping
    IANS  Researchers have found that consumers may make better shopping decisions using their PCs rather than smart phones or other mobile devices. This study differentiates between screen size and information reduction, which are often mixed up. "The issue is not actually screen size, it is actually the fact that sites adjusted for mobile viewing reduce the information offered on the results page and require more digging around in the site for information," said study r
  • How sleep deprivation affects your performance
    IANS  Sleep deprivation affects us much more than prior theories have suggested, say researchers, adding that it impacts placekeeping - or, the ability to complete a series of steps without losing one's place, despite potential interruptions. "Our research showed that sleep deprivation doubles the odds of making placekeeping errors and triples the number of lapses in attention, which is startling," said study researcher Kimberly Fenn from Michigan State University in the U
  • Of imperfect leaders, human connections & Marathi cooking
    IANS  Learn the art of imperfect leadership; value the joy of connecting, even if it is momentary; gorge yourself on the vast variety Marathi cuisine has to offer. The IANS Bookshelf offers you varied fare this weekend. Sit back and soak in the knowledge.   Age Of The Imperfect Leader - Leading From Strength Author: Pawan Verma; Publisher: Rupa; Pages: 244; Price: Rs 295 What is the lasting legacy of great leaders? They leave behind inspired men and wome
  • Doordarshan to Disney: Norman Joseph's incredible journey
    Sugandha Rawal  IANS Norman Joseph worked as a child artiste on Doordarshan for seven years, and is now lending his creative genius to Disney animated films like "Zootopia", "Moana", "Ralph Breaks the Internet" and "Frozen 2". "When I was in India, I never thought I would work for Disney animation. It is an amazing piece of my life...working for a company with such a rich history, and which is creating amazing movies that go around the world. It is awesome," Joseph to
  • Our quarrel with the world
    Easterine Kire Blaming someone or blaming something, an institution or the government has become too common for all the troubles in our world. It’s always somebody else’s fault, and we don’t see our role in the scheme of things. I have met the ones who, at some social gathering would blame the church for social problems, for prohibition, for drug abuse among the youth, and other associated problems. Blaming the leaders and the government is easy: almost everyone does it withou
  • Care and management of pregnant cows
    Veterinary Hospital Kohima A good care and management practices given to pregnant cow will give good calf and also high milk yield during the successive lactation. Some care and management tips to be followed during pregnancy of a cow are mentioned below. 1.    Pregnant cow should be watched carefully particularly during last stages of pregnancy to avoid abortion due to fights or other physical trauma. 2.    During last three months of pregnan
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    Imlibenla Mongro Clinical Psychologist, CIHSR Many of us are already familiar with the term OCD. The media has portrayed this particular disorder many times in different lights. One of the most popular TV series called The Big Bang Theory shows one of its main characters Sheldon Cooper having OCD.  Sheldon Cooper- “That is my spot. Nobody sits on my spot”  Penny- “Sheldon I made some toast for you”  Sheldon- “But today is oat meal day. I
  • Is there any place for ministries of mercy in modern India?
    Easterine Kire Time and again, we read of attacks on Christian ministries in other states of India. The Catholic community has suffered the most from these attacks. Church property has been taken from the members by the government, individuals attacked, and targeted attacks carried out on believers in places where there are a majority of people of a particular faith. When it has not touched us, its easy to read these about these incidents as news items and fleetingly feel sorry for
  • 10 Tips to Improve Your Child’s Concentration and Focus
    Vikhoza S Y Dimapur A child's brain is malleable and under the right conditioning, a parent can program their child into forming healthy cognitive habits of learning and growing. Of course, there are myriad types of gifted and average 'child-intelligence' in the spectrum, but the overall primary of how information can be channeled into the gateways of the brain, has a general resonance in retention and pattern recognition, that speaks for every child.   Here are
  • Heavy smoking causes faces to look older: Study
    IANS Smoker's Face-- a condition where smokers look older than they are, is just one of many negative effects caused by heavy tobacco usage, researchers have warned. "We searched across thousands of traits to identify those that may be affected by how heavily someone smokes. As well as identifying several known adverse effects such as on lung health, we also identified an adverse effect of heavier smoking on facial aging," said study author Louise Millard from the University
  • Prevention of Mastitis in diary animals
    Veterinary Hospital Kohima Mastitis can be defined as inflammation of the cow udder. It may be due to various factors such as physical injury, chemical or biological agents resulting in low production of milk and if untreated the entire udder is damaged and there will be complete stoppage of milk. Some preventive measures to be followed on day to day routine/practices can prevent /reduce the incidences of mastitis in diary animal and save the farmers from huge monetary loss a