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Fasting Muslim ‘Harry Potter’ fan receives ‘birthday gift’ from JK Rowling

A Muslim ‘Harry Potter’ got the best surprise when none other than creator of the magical world, JK Rowling, responded to his tweet, that too on his birthday. Mujtaba Alvi, a 21-year-old resident of Toronto, who was fasting during Ramadan, was rereading ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ when he tweeted that the food descriptions in the book ...

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Swift won’t be a good roommate: Selena Gomez

Singer Selena Gomez says her star friend Taylor Swift will not be a good roommate for her because she thinks the latter ‘likes her personal space.’Gomez opened up during an interview for Shoboy in the Morning on Saturday and shared that she would love to move to New York City and get close to Swift, reports aceshowbiz.com. As Swift lives ...

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Mexican-American singer Becky G takes on Donald Trump

The teenage Mexican-American singer Becky G released a song Friday in celebration of immigrants as she voiced outrage over derogatory statements by tycoon turned Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump.The 18-year-old singer and rapper, often described as an up-and-coming star of Latin pop, put out via Twitter a song called “We Are Mexico” and dedicated it to Trump.The song, which was ...

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Kiwi blackcurrants good for brain

New Zealand blackcurrants are good for keeping us mentally young and agile, finds a study. The berries help in managing the mental decline associated with aging populations and also helps people with brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or depression. “This study is the first to look at the effects of berry consumption on the cognitive performance of healthy young ...

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Learn from kids how to settle rows

Parents must look at how their kids negotiate and resolve fights so that they do the same to cement the relationship even stronger, says new study. According to a study led by an Indian-origin researcher, several parents, especially mothers, use how their kids are getting along as a barometer for how well they are doing as a parent. “When children ...

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Maintaining professional decorum with co-workers

With so much time spent in cubicles and under the glare of fluorescent lights (and constant deadlines), maintaining civility and respect is not only important for personal success but also for the psychological well-being of your entire office.Whether you are a recent hire or just need a refresher course on interoffice relationships, here are some practical reminders on maintaining professional ...

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Inter-professional education for delirium care

Researchers have drawn out a protocol to study the role of interprofessional education (IPE) in dementia patients.   The study results will hopefully help in improving the care of dementia patients.For a patient with dementia, life’s journey could be challenging. The diagnosis itself could come as a shock for the patient as well as their family members. Persons suffering from dementia ...

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Exercise for senior citizens

Aging isn’t easy to accept and deal with. Maintaining an active lifestyle with regular exercise becomes all the more important and it can make a world of difference as you age.If the idea of walking into a gym or aerobics class is just too intimidating for you, take a deep breath and relax. There are other options.Walking is one of ...

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Skinny jeans cause muscle damage

Doctors in Australia report that a 35-year-old woman was hospitalized for four days after experiencing muscle damage, swelling, and nerve blockages in her legs after squatting for several hours while wearing tight-fitting denims. “We were surprised that this patient had such severe damage to her nerves and muscles,” said Dr. Thomas Kimber of the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia, in ...

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Youth found dead in Sylhet

Police recovered the floating body of a young man from a pond in Raikdara area of Osmaninagar upazila on Sunday evening. The deceased could not be identified immediately. Locals spotted the body of the young man of nearly 25 in the pond, owned by one Mokaddes Ali of the locality, around 7:30pm and informed police. Later, police recovered the body ...

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