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Gen Z taunts old-timers with ‘OK boomer’ jibe

WT24 Desk Call it an eye-roll from the “snowflakes” to the old-timers they blame for climate change and student debt. “OK boomer” is the new rallying cry for Generation Z, and the meme-friendly putdown is suddenly everywhere. “The reason it’s resonating so well with Gen Z kids right now is that it’s such a simple, short response, and it’s not ...

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Holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi on Sunday

WT24 Desk The country is set to observe the holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi today, marking the anniversary of birth and demise of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him) amid massive religious festivity and fervor, Agencies report. Different government and non-government organizations, including the Islamic Foundation (IF), have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day. President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister ...

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Less sleep may negatively affect women’s bone health

WT24 Desk Getting too little sleep is linked with a higher risk of having low bone mineral density (BMD) and developing osteoporosis, researchers have warned, IANS reports. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bone weakening increases the risk of a broken bone. “Our study suggests that sleep may negatively impact bone health, adding to the list of the negative health ...

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Deep sleep can calm anxious brain

WT24 Desk Researchers have found that the type of sleep most apt to calm and reset the anxious brain is deep sleep, also known as non-rapid eye movement (NREM) slow-wave sleep, a state in which neural oscillations become highly synchronised, and heart rates and blood pressure drops, IANS reports. A sleepless night can trigger up to a 30 per cent ...

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9pc premature deaths caused by lower physical activity: Study

WT24 Desk Researchers have found the people who had the lowest levels of physical activity had higher rates of death compared to people with higher levels of activity, adding that nine per cent of all premature deaths are caused by not getting enough physical activity, according to IANS. Physical activity is known to reduce deaths from heart disease, diabetes, chronic ...

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Delhi faces highest pollution levels, citizens advised to curtail outside exposure, try working from home

According to The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) this sharp increase in air pollution levels in Delhi is mainly attributed to agricultural burning activities in neighbouring states. WT24 Desk The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) on Sunday urged people to curtail outside exposure and try to work from home in view of the hazardous pollution levels in the national capital, PTI reports. ...

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Cigarettes can make your face look older

WT24 Desk 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, according to IANS. “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 ...

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Elon Musk ‘disconnecting from Twitter’

WT24 Desk Tesla chief Elon Musk fired off a tweet on Friday indicating that he is disconnecting from Twitter, perhaps in favour of popular news and discussion platform Reddit, AFP reports. Kicking the Twitter habit would be a radical change for the colourful serial entrepreneur who is known for tweeting so freely that he landed in hot water with the ...

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‘Cosplayers’ take to the streets at Halloween

WT24 Desk In the days around Halloween, a visitor to the scenic Tuscan city of Lucca might be forgiven for thinking the locals are a bit larger than life, AFP reports. Each year, the walled city is invaded by thousands of fans of comics, video games and animated films who prowl the medieval streets dressed as their favourite characters during ...

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Falklands banking on penguins to draw tourists

WT24 Desk Waddling up the beach in single file, their heads held high with an almost self-important demeanor, king penguins are a major draw in the Falkland Islands’ tourism industry, AFP reports. Their fluffy brown chicks are nearly fearless of humans, meaning tourists at Volunteer Point, a peninsula on East Falkland Island, might get almost close enough to touch one. ...

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