TECH
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Google launches crowdsourced movie reviews 

The feature allows users to contribute to movie reviews within Google Search results.

Instagram adds face filters to live video broadcasts

To use the feature, the user has to tap the face icon in the bottom right corner before or during a live broadcast.

Facebook's AI 'M' suggests GIFs, books movie tickets

'M' will now suggest animated GIF options, pegged to common expressions like 'thank you.

This is how Google's payment app 'Tez' works

"Tez" app supports languages such as Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu.

HEALTH

Smartphone apps may help reduce depression

Apps may be capable of providing instantly accessible and highly effective treatments.

Exercise type doesn't matter, it's being active that counts

physical activity of any kind can prevent heart disease and death.

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Preterm babies sleep more independently

Preterm children need less support to fall asleep and fell asleep more often alone in their own bed.

Travel
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Explore the secrets of Arabia in ‘Oman’

Located just two-and-a-half hours away from India is Oman, a quaint, unexplored and beautiful destination in the Middle East.

These places will want to make you visit Jordan right now

Jordan has some of the world’s best archaeological sites and monuments which mark its vast historical significance.

Planning solo trips: Don’t let monsoon spoil it

Before you pack your bags and get set for a vacation with yourself, read these tips to tackle monsoon woes like a pro.

Popularity of long weekends growing among Indians

There has been a surge in bookings for long weekends and short haul overseas destinations are the most in demand.

Food

World's oldest Italian wine discovered in southwest  Sicily

The large storage jar which predates the advent of wine during the Copper Age was discovered off the southwest coast of Sicily.

This is how superfood cheese can help you live longer

Probiotics found in Swiss cheeses such as Emmental and Gruyère could help reduce inflammation and subsequently boost immunity.

Why whisky tastes better with water revealed

Adding water to whisky alters the drink's molecules to make it taste better.

This is why expensive wines taste better

A higher price tag on the bottle causes the reward centre in the brain to trick the taste processing regions.

Books
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Now, read popular Urdu stories fiction in English

"The Greatest Urdu Stories Ever Told", compiled and translated by Muhammad Umar Memon, features 25 of the finest Urdu short stories.

Durjoy Datta to pen first non-fiction series with new take on love
 

His new book 'Is He the World's (Worst) Best Boyfriend?' is the first in the series of non-fiction books by the author.

Arundhati Roy among Man Booker contenders 

Roy, who won the prize in 1997 for "The God of Small Things," is in the running again with her long-awaited second novel, "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness."

Five books to look forward to in August 2017

August offers simple reading options.

Spirituality

Here's an Ayurvedic approach to parenting 

Here are the ways described how Ayurveda can be incorporated in the task of parenting.

Three i’s for spiritual growth

You become boundless not by becoming big.

Guru can pull you out of pains

People tells me, they feel peace and happiness when they sit for dhyan. 

Stop asking why me, instead say try me

Learning to leave things behind, the best practices to develop patience.