How viable are electric cars? India has said it wants to replace all cars with electric ones by 2030. Many other countries too want to phase out use of petrol and diesel vehicles. But it is feared that switching to electric carries its own env..
Choosing the right toothbrush How do you choose your toothbrush? Do you have a steady favourite bought out of habit? Is it the colour of the handle that attracts you? Or, do you look for a discount? If it is any of these, read our article to k..
National Insurance made to pay full amount to cancer survivor Meena Dave held a policy with National Insurance Company Ltd. The sum insured was Rs. 3 lakh. In 2011, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent an operation. Since Rs. 50,..
When you should not use your credit card Credit cards might be convenient to use and a godsend at times when you donâ€™t have the cash to cover unexpected expenses. But, there are some scenarios where using plastic is unwise. Find out whi..
Lotus Herbals Safe Sun: At face value? The print advertisement of Lotus Herbals Safe Sun claimed that the product was â€œfinger snap testedâ€ (to prove it wasnâ€™t greasy), â€œeasily absorbedâ€, â€œnon-oilyâ€ an..
USA Babies can predict what you are going to do Apparently, babies as young as eight months can observe our every move and predict what a person is most likely to do next, a study suggests. The findings, published in the journal Infancy, may s..
Bottled water does expire This may surprise you – bottled water does require an expiry date like other packaged foods. Ignoring the date could have serious health consequences. According to Live Science, it is not the water that goes bad..
Can vitamin supplements be dangerous? When it comes to supplements, more is not always better. Vitamins and minerals are essential to health, but that doesn’t mean that huge doses will prevent you from falling ill. Nowadays, everything f..
Insurer must pay up within 7 days after settlement date The National Commission has ruled that once an insurance company accepts an offer of settlement from the insured person, the amount should be paid within seven days. Otherwise, it would b..
Travel company gives refund after goof-up Arman Oza booked a taxi through KK Travels for travel from Pune to Mumbai airport. He made an online payment of Rs. 1,050 using a link sent to him by the travel company. The link led him to Airpay, the..
20 unusual ways to shed weight Tired of dieting and exercise? Want to try something different? Here are some tips that will help you lose weight. A few may sound bizarre, but they may work! 1. Keep a food diary: Studies have found that people ..
USA Mere smell of food may make you fat In a humorous vein, people often say that just smelling food makes them fat. Well, this may be true! A study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, has discovered a link between the olfactory or smel..
Tetley Super Green Tea â€“ Not all fun and gamesÂ In the television commercial of Tetley Super Green Tea, Sourav Ganguly is expected to display â€˜superhumanâ€™ skills by catching a milk packet, flower pot and soft toy thrown ..
Doc to compensate woman for botched-up abortion Sima Kothiya got an abortion done by Dr. D.N. Patel. The next day she had severe pain in the abdomen. She was asked to continue the medicines prescribed. When she became critical the day after th..
Donâ€™t make these common first aid mistakes Applying butter to a burn:Â Â The layer of grease could cause an infection. Also, don’t cover a burn with a towel or blanket, because loose fibres might stick to the skin. When dealin..
Are you being watched through your web camera? Someone could be watching you through your webcam, without you even realising Webcams help you stay in touch with friends and family. All our devices – phones, laptops, tablets, and more, no..
Vistara gives special treatment to womenÂ In a country where women travellers face many dangers, this airline has introduced a welcome service. With its Woman Flyer service, Vistara helps women flying solo with their bags and escorts them t..
Why ice creams give you brain freezeÂ An ice cream sundae or a cold smoothie may be the perfect food on a hot day. But, not if we eat it too quickly and it causes a brain freeze â€“ a quick and intense headache. Scientists from Texas A..
10 alternative uses for your old smartphone Just because you have bought a shiny new smartphone, doesnâ€™t mean that your old device is useless. In fact, there are many ways old phones can be used, and they are not all hi-tech! Surveillan..
Etihad shells out Rs. 1 lakh for damaged baggage Prakash Patel went on a trip to USA with family. On his return journey, he took a flight with Etihad Airlines and checked in 10 bags. When he reached Ahmedabad, he was distressed to find that hi..