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Kids who miss breakfast get lower grades: Study

WT24 Desk Parents, take a note. If you want your kids to score good marks, make sure they had their breakfast, as researchers have found that students who rarely ate breakfast on school days achieved lower grades than those who ate it frequently, IANS reports. Adding together all of a student’s exam results, they found that students who said they ...

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Cuban capital at 500: A city in four portraits

WT24 Desk Half a millennium since its founding by Spanish colonists, the Cuban capital Havana has become a byword for Latin American romance and revolutionary nostalgia, AFP reports. On the occasion of the city’s 500th anniversary celebrated on 16 November, AFP interviewed four Havana residents, whose lives reflect its history and its recent changes. 1959 Chevy Yosbel Sosa, 33, drives what ...

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Intermittent fasting may lead to longer, healthier life

WT24 Desk Intermittent fasting may sound like another diet fad but researchers have conclusively found that the practice of routinely not eating and drinking for short periods of time resulted in longer life in heart patients, AFP reports. In the study by Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, researchers found that heart patients who practiced regular intermittent ...

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How Wilde’s stolen ring found by Dutch ‘art detective’

WT24 Desk A golden ring once given as a present by the famed Irish writer Oscar Wilde has been recovered by a Dutch “art detective” nearly 20 years after it was stolen from Britain’s Oxford University, AFP reports. The friendship ring, a joint gift from Wilde to a fellow student in 1876, was taken during a burglary in 2002 at ...

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Behrouz Boochani, award winning asylum-seeker author, celebrates freedom in NZ

WT24 Desk A Kurdish-Iranian refugee who penned a book on a mobile phone while held in an Australian detention camp said Friday he was celebrating life “as a free man” in New Zealand, according to AFP. Award-winning author Behrouz Boochani is in Christchurch to attend a literary festival and discuss his work “No Friend but the Mountains” which was painstakingly ...

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Right ‘doses’ of yoga can reduce depression, anxiety

WT24 Desk If applied in right “doses”, yoga and breathing exercises can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety in both short and long terms, reveal new research, according to IANS. Published in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, the study from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) provided evidence that yoga can be a helpful complementary treatment for clinical depression or ...

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How meditation can help you to become less error prone

WT24 Desk Researchers have found that meditation could help you to become less error prone. According to the health experts here, meditation also helps in rejuvenating the mind, mental well-being, better concentration power along with improved memory. Practically stress and unwanted tension are some of the major reasons of short term forgetfulness and unfocused behaviour, the experts added. Manish Gupta, ...

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Dentists give battered Brazilian women a new life

WT24 Desk Ana Claudia Rocha Ferreira suffered domestic abuse at the hands of multiple partners, dating back to when she was just 15 years old. The violence took a mental and physical toll, AFP reports. “I only had four teeth left in the front. I was ashamed to go out,” she explains. Rocha is one of millions of women who ...

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Japan’s new emperor Naruhito cheered in rare parade

WT24 Desk Tens of thousands of flag-waving spectators cheered Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito on Sunday during a rare open-top car imperial parade that was rescheduled after a deadly typhoon, AFP reports. Some in the crowd camped overnight to nab a prime stop by the palace for the 30-minute parade featuring the emperor and his wife Empress Masako. The event was ...

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Eid-e-Miladunnabi observed in Ctg

WT24 Desk The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, marking the birth and demise anniversary of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad(SM), was observed in the port city as elsewhere in the country today with due religious fervor and solemnity, BSS reports. On the occasion, a colourful rally of 48th ‘Jasne Julush’ was brought out from city’s Sholosohor Alamgir Khankha Sharif at about 10 am. The ...

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