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Harvard recognises Quranic verse as one of the greatest expressions of justice

Harvard Law School, one of the most prestigious institutions of its kind in the world, has posted a verse of the Holy Quraan at the entrance of its faculty library, describing the verse as one of the greatest expressions of … Continue reading

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Is Feeling Bad a Luxury Problem? or something else…

Health experts call these “first-world problems,” meaning the accumulated stresses of daily life and the negative emotions they arouse ByWray Herbert In Judith Viorst’s classic children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Alexander wakes up with … Continue reading

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Informatics Exclusive: From Karachi Pakistan to the Hollywood California – Sharmeen Chinoy

I don’t know what Sharmeen obaid-chinoy  wanted to be when she was a  10-year-old girl growing up in the Karachi, but she ended up  as a journalist  and bloody good she is at it too – Sam Wollaston, The Guardian, March … Continue reading

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Volunteers recognized at Leadership Awards gala

Several of the region’s most dedicated volunteers were honoured Tuesday night as the Victoria Leadership Awards were given out. The awards honour the accomplishments of “local heroes,” who give time, energy and expertise to help the community. The eighth annual … Continue reading

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Want to know the Language of Lies?

It turns out to be difficult to tell when other people are lying By Art Markman There are lots of cues that we believe will tip us off to whether someone is telling the truth. We expect people telling the … Continue reading

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Online dating 2.0.1.2

The mistletoe may be tucked away for another year, but Valentine’s Day tchotchkes already are overflowing on store shelves. And in these weeks between Christmas day and Cupid’s night, Internet dating sites reportedly see a surge in traffic. Social psychologists … Continue reading

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Pigeons can do maths – study

Pigeons may not be so bird-brained after all, as scientists have found the birds’ ability to understand numbers is on par with that of primates. By Joseph Castro Previous studies have shown that various animals, from honeybees to chimpanzees, can learn to count … Continue reading

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Study shows Mom-Child Bonding may make them Stable in their Adult relationship

The bonding between a baby and the mother may affect the child”s romantic relationships later in adulthood, a new study has found. The more a baby is attached to his mom during childhood, the better he is at resolving relationship … Continue reading

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Going through some Hard times may make people Strong

The number of adverse experiences may determine whether someone becomes more resilient and better able to handle what life throws at him or her. By Jeannine Stein During the holidays people can experience an enormous amount of stress, even more … Continue reading

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How to spot a liar in 20 seconds flat

A little snap judgement goes a long way toward making friends Article  By Markham Heid According to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley, all it takes is 20 seconds to decide whether or not a stranger is trustworthy. Researchers recruited 24 … Continue reading

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An Article: His Highess Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

One of the dignitaries attending the inauguration of President Almazbek Atanbaev was His Highess Prince Karim, Aga Khan IV.  He’s actually quite an important person here in Kyrgyzstan, but my guess is that if you asked the average man in … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer and The Environment – Question & Answers

In your lifetime, you probably will know several people with breast cancer; an estimated 230,480 women in the United States found out they had the disease in 2011. Throughout their lives, women have experiences and make decisions that can influence their chances of getting breast cancer, … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of Chicken Soup for the Lonely Soul – Why Comfort Food Works?

My strongest memories of comfort from my childhood and adolescence are associated with my grandmother and her kitchen. Article By Jason G. Goldman   My grandmother was born in Sobrance, in what was then called Czechoslovakia on November 5, 1930. She grew … Continue reading

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The lies we tell each other on Email

Wondering if that fabulous man you’ve been chatting with online is really a mountain-climbing astronaut fluent in six languages, including Latin? By Diane Mapes According to a new study published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, chances are he’s … Continue reading

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How to handle an angry boss at workplace – The Study

The state of mind in which a person listens to an angry outburst has a big effect on whether or not they actually get upset. Article By Kimberly Weisul A common technique often recommended by cognitive-behavioral therapists tries to give … Continue reading

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Does eating a Sweet Food makes you a Sweeter Person?

Can your personality impact the foods you love to eat? Or what snacks change people’s perceptions of you? By Jennipher Walters According to a new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, researchers looked at whether or not … Continue reading

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Article: Disability is not a Curse.

December 3 was observed as the International Disability Day. Wheel Chair is not a curse and it shouldn’t be taken as a disgrace to Life.  Article By Kashif Qureshi It was just another day at work. I was enjoying my coffee and looking … Continue reading

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