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Day: March 5, 2017

You’ve been cooking rice all wrong and it could be endangering your health
ENGLISH, Life Style

You’ve been cooking rice all wrong and it could be endangering your health

    Scientists have revealed that millions of people could be putting their health at risk by cooking rice incorrectly. Traces of the poison arsenic may be found in rice, resulting from the toxins and pesticides found in soil. Apparently, soaking rice overnight before cooking it with lots of water (one part rice to five parts water) is the most effective way to properly remove these traces. Health issues including cancer, heart disease and diabetes have been linked to chronic exposure to arsenic, so there is a lot at stake in the simple matter of cooking rice. The poisonous chemical arsenic is naturally occurring yet toxic and the level at which it is safe to consume has long been subject to debate. New limits were set in place by the EU in 2016 but now experiments have sugges...
Study reveals men with beards to be more attractive
ENGLISH, Life Style

Study reveals men with beards to be more attractive

    A recent study by London-based Journal of Evolutionary Biology showed the result of over 8500 women finding shaved men to be more attractive than those clean-shaved. The men were photographed clean-shaven, five days after shaving, 10 days after shaving, and then four weeks after shaving. The results were astonishing: every single woman preferred their men with facial hair, reports UNB. Heavy stubble received the highest ratings for general attractiveness, followed by full beards and light stubble. The researchers said that typically male features, such as a strong jawline, signal health and high testosterone levels, which may not be what women are looking for in a long-term partner. The study states that Beards may be more attractive to women when considering long-term tha...
Filmmaker Karan Johar becomes father to twins
ENGLISH, London

Filmmaker Karan Johar becomes father to twins

    Popular Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar on Sunday announced he has become a father to twins via surrogacy. He says they are now his world and priority. The daughter has been named Roohi a rearrangement of Karan’s mother’s name Hiroo and the son has been christened Yash on Karan’s late father’s name. In a statement, Karan said: I am ecstatic to share with you all the two most wonderful additions to my life, my children and lifelines; Roohi and Yash. I feel enormously blessed to be a parent to these pieces of my heart who were welcomed into this world with the help of the marvels of medical science. Best known for directing films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham..., said it was an emotional yet well thought out decision which I have taken after considerin...
The ultimate guide to Donald Trump’s Russia connections
America, ENGLISH

The ultimate guide to Donald Trump’s Russia connections

    US president Donald Trump continues to be dogged by concerns about his connections to Russia and suggestions that several of his advisers were in contact with the Kremlin during his election campaign. Alleged links between Russian officials and Trump associates are being investigated by the FBI and both sides of Congress, while two FBI field offices are reportedly investigating the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s computer system and the posting of emails stolen from Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta. US intelligence officials have concluded that Russian hackers were behind the attacks. According to a report by the Office of the Direct of National Intelligence, issued two weeks prior to Trump’s inauguration, the Russian government aspired to help ...
Theresa May to pledge EU citizens can stay in UK after Brexit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May to pledge EU citizens can stay in UK after Brexit

    Theresa May is facing growing Brexit pressure on multiple fronts as Tories challenge her renegotiation stance and fresh questions about the impact on the economy arise. Senior Tory Eurosceptics have joined Labour and the Liberal Democrats in calling for extra reassurances for EU citizens in Britain through a Brexit committee report. Conservative rebels in the Lords will back opposition parties to inflict a second Brexit Bill defeat in as many weeks on Tuesday, this time over a vote on the final deal. Sinn Fein’s surge in the Northern Ireland elections on an anti-Brexit ticket could see Stormont become more critical about the EU split. And the expected sale of Vauxhall this week will see concerns over the 4,500 linked British jobs - and the UK car manufacturing sector as a ...