Michelle Obama, who headed to Belfast for this year's G8 summit, is facing backlash on Twitter for her fringes. Onlookers apparently were more concerned with the ill-received styling of her bangs than her speech, the Huffington Post reported. The first lady seems to be growing out her blunt trim and transitioning it to a side-swept ...
A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Rajasthan's Alwar town and the video of the crime then uploaded on a social networking website, police said Tuesday. According to police, the victim's father registered a first information report (FIR) Tuesday with a police station at Alwar, some 150 km from Jaipur. "The man says that a youth befriended his daughter on Facebook. He raped her a few ...
Twitter reports of a PPP leader wearing a 'million dollar watch', have been confirmed that it was none other than Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who reportedly wore a 'Meteoris' watch during the national budget presentation. The price of the Louis Moinet 'Meteoris' watch has been estimated to be a whopping 4.6 million dollars. According to the Dawn, calling the budget to be anti-people ...
Social media giant Facebook has created a mysterious event for Thursday, which is speculated to be the one where, the company would add video feature to its Instagram smartphone picture sharing service. Facebook acquired Instagram last year, but made it impossible for the users to integrate their images into tweets, following which Twitter launched Instagram-style smartphone photo sharing ...
said that an assault it led earlier this month on one of the world's biggest cyber crime rings has freed at least 2 million PCs infected with a virus believed to have been used to steal more than US$500 million from bank accounts worldwide. "We definitely have liberated at least 2 million PCs globally. That is a conservative estimate," Richard Domingues Boscovich, assistant ...
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"'Communion' was written to bring into question the idea of alien abduction. It was intended to enrich speculation about this experience by placing it in historical perspective and--at the same time--acknowledging its power and the startling sense of physical reality that accompanies it." --Whitley Strieber, from an article in "Publisher's Weekly," October 2, 1987 ...
DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg says web traffic on his search engine, billed as an alternative to Google that doesn't store your private information, surged 33 percent after the NSA news broke. Weinberg discusses the model of his search engine, and ...
Australian Army soldiers cross the obstacle course. Authorities are investigating new claims of sexually demeaning behaviour towards women in ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Facebook said Tuesday that more than a million businesses now advertise at the leading social network."I know business owners like these invest their hard-earned money and time into running their companies," Facebook's Dan Levy said in a blog post that referred to advertisers such as Singapore's Retail Ministry and retailer Springwools in ...
/enpproperty--> The whole Edward Snowden episode is intriguing for a number of reasons, but whether Beijing or the courts will have the final say on the future of the whistleblower if the US demands his extradition or whether he is a hero or not are not among the more important questions. Therefore, of course, we are having exactly these angles in the newspapers. It is revealing that ...
(Credit: Screenshot/Jennifer Van Grove/CNET) Facebook added a collection of emoticons to the latest version of its application for iOS devices. In version 6.2, released Tuesday, Facebook users on ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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A new study from the University of British Columbia has shed light on how people become obsessed with forbidden pleasures.
The study showed that when people are forbidden from something, it takes on a new level of focus.
"Our findings show that when individuals are forbidden from everyday objects, our minds and brains pay more attention to them," said lead author Grace Truong, a graduate student in UBC's Dept. of Psychology.
"Our brains give forbidden objects the same level of attention as our own personal possessions," Truong added.
The study's most important finding, though, is that obsession is not as strong if others are also denied: when an object is forbidden to a group, the allure of the object drops dramatically.
This helps to explain why group diet techniques such as Weight Watchers can be more successful than dieting alone. It also offers important insights for compulsive hoarding and parents seeking to help their children's attachment to toys and other possessions.
For the study, groups of participants were shown images of everyday objects and told the objects were either theirs, someone else's, forbidden to them or forbidden to everyone. Using electronic brain imaging and memory tests, researchers found the forbidden objects were recognized as well as self-owned objects. ...
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