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Mental disorders account for 13pc global burden of disease

Mental disorders account for 13pc global burden of disease

Life Report :Mental health constitutes a major public health challenge undermining the social and economic development throughout much of the developing world like Bangladesh, opined Prof Dr Md Harunur

Self-control may determine future earning

Life Desk :If you have self-control over the desire to get instant benefits, then you are more likely to earn higher income later, finds a study. In the study,

Spot toxic 'friends' in facebook

Wendy L. Patrick, PhD :We make friends quickly on social media; which is ironic, given the absence of the visual, verbal, and behavioral cues that we use every day

Can hunger make us more forgiving?

Can hunger make us more forgiving?

Rob Henderson :Many of us notice that we act differently when we're hungry. You might get more easily irritated or find it more challenging to focus. A new study

Parenting an adult addict can be a battle of wills

Parenting an adult addict can be a battle of wills

Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. The strength of an addiction's hold on your child is a predictor of the magnitude of the fight you will face. When you first realize that

The big, the beautiful, and the healthy?

The big, the beautiful, and the healthy?

Cosmopolitan UK recently announced that Tess Holliday would be gracing the cover of their October 2018 issue. This announcement was met with controversy. Why? Well, Holliday is a plus-sized model.

Unlock your linguistic creativity

Unlock your linguistic creativity

Moses Ma :A sign of deep creativity is the ability to create new words on the fly. Consider William Shakespeare… he invented over 2000 words! He made up words

Stop complaining

Stop complaining

Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W.We all complain at times. Kids complain about their friends who didn't talk to them at lunch, the teacher who was mean, the little brother who is

Beware the savior mentality

Mesmin Destin Ph.D. Many of us have sat uncomfortably through cringe-worthy portrayals of "well-intended" people trying to use their position and resources to improve the lives of others. Some

Getting a bonus at work

Getting a bonus at work

Marylène Gagné Ph.D. Did you get up on this (hopefully) beautiful Monday morning thinking about the money you will make this week? While some go to a job they

Negotiating for nature

Negotiating for nature

Tharanga Yakupitiyage :Wildlife is being wiped out in an unprecedented rate, and it's our fault. But a new deal could provide a new pathway forward. Concerned over the rate

The air we need to breathe

Peter Weinelt  :Vienna is the world's top city regarding quality of life. The city's sustainable development is one of the core goals of the Viennese government. Wiener Stadtwerke plays

Child labour - a curse for economy

Child labour - a curse for economy

Md Mazadul HoqueThere is a common talk that today's child is tomorrow's future. Today's young people are tomorrow's statesmen and policymakers. The kids who are considered the key driving

The ultimate end of traffic jam!

The ultimate end of traffic jam!

Francesca Baker :We've all been there. Stuck at traffic lights that never seem to change to green. Sitting in queues of cars that stretch on for miles or delayed

Letter to a five-year-old girl

Letter to a five-year-old girl

Mili Saha :Hi Girl,I cannot remember your birth or your first birthday, but I watch the day you are going to school, your first world to step out. So

The ultimate end of traffic jam

The ultimate end of traffic jam

Francesca Baker :We've all been there. Stuck at traffic lights that never seem to change to green. Sitting in queues of cars that stretch on for miles or delayed

The air we need to breathe

Peter Weinelt :Vienna is the world's top city regarding quality of life. The city's sustainable development is one of the core goals of the Viennese government. Wiener Stadtwerke plays

Negotiating for nature

Tharanga Yakupitiyage :Wildlife is being wiped out in an unprecedented rate, and it's our fault. But a new deal could provide a new pathway forward.Concerned over the rate of

Why students are terrified

Why students are terrified

Lee Jussim Ph.D :In November 2016 I led a first-year political science tutorial at the University of Toronto. Since we were discussing the social construction of identities, I thought

Self-help : Choose the core values

Self-help : Choose the core values

Meg Selig :You've planned to have dinner with your friend on Friday night. On Friday morning, the guy you've been crushing on asks you out for the evening. Do

The mind is flat

The mind is flat

Nick Chater Ph.D. :We know characters in fiction as well as we know many, and perhaps most, of the people around us. Yet fictional characters are often sketched remarkably

Free eye camps in city, Raipur

Free eye camps in city, Raipur

Life Desk :Two free eye camps for the underprivileged people were held at New Castle International School premises in Jatrabari in the city and at Raipur Union Parishad Bhavan,

Women in agricultural sector

Women in agricultural sector

Md. Sazedul Islam :Agriculture is the lifeline of the economy of Bangladesh and the single largest sector contributing more than 16% to national GDP. According to Agriculture Information Service,

Why marriages fail

Why marriages fail

Harriet Lerner Ph.D. :With marriage having a fifty percent no-go rate it's obvious that people don't follow their best thinking, just like people don't eat healthfully even when they

Poverty elimination through women empowerment

Poverty elimination through women empowerment

Reza Mahmud :Widows have overcome adversaries with the small donation taken from a NGO in the Lalmonirhat district's Aditmari upazila. Some of them built poultry and cows fattening farms

Managing emotions for good health

Managing emotions for good health

Dr. Forqan Uddin Ahmed :Feeling, fear, emotion are human instincts. All men are devien with such instincts. Feeling arises from brain and it transmits through the process of transformation,

When is it emotional abuse?

When is it emotional abuse?

Andrea Mathews LPC, NCC :We hear the term emotional abuse tossed about quite a bit these days. So, lest we make it a dumping ground for every negative emotional

Self-development workshop for underprivileged women in city

Self-development workshop for underprivileged women in city

Rabiul Alam :Oxfam Bangladesh and Dustha Shasthya Kendra (DSK) jointly hosted a workshop titled "Network meeting with local government and women Development related organizations" under the project "Empowering Women

Free eye camps in city, Raipur

Free eye camps in city, Raipur

Life Desk :Two free eye camps for the underprivileged people were held at New Castle International School premises in Jatrabari in the city and at Raipur Union Parishad Bhavan,

Maternal exposure of asthma in babies

Maternal exposure of asthma in babies

Life Desk :Babies born to mothers who got exposed to pollen during the last trimester may be at increased risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma, says a