Beautiful women ‘more likely to be unfaithful’: Study

Agencies
London It may not be always true, but a new study says that some pretty women are more likely to have extra-marital affairs because of a sex hormone which is linked to attractiveness and flirtatiousness.
Researchers have carried out the study and found that women who have high levels of oestrogen not only look and feel beautiful but are also more likely to be unfaithful to their partners, the ‘Biology Letters’ reported.
According to them, these women engage in “opportunis- tic serial monogamy” — being open to flings and moving on to a new

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Ways to bring happiness in life

Undoubtedly we all run after happiness all throughout our life, instead of creating it for ourselves. The daily busy schedules of our life that includes 9-5 jobs, tight office deadlines, household chores, children’s responsibilities etc all together left us with very less time with ourselves. If same things are happening in your life too, then don’t panic! Here are some easy ways that if you incorporate in your daily life will improve your otherwise dull and boring life with lots of happiness and cheerfulness.
It is a widely known fact that a man is not hurt so much by what happens, as by his opinions of what happens. So always try to keep an optimistic approach towards life. No matter what happens, there’s always good in

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Mystery of the British penguins that are marching towards oblivion

From The Times
Lewis Smith, Environment Reporter
An endangered species of penguin is mysteriously disappearing from a remote British island in the South Atlantic at a rate of 100 birds every day. About two million northern rockhopper penguins have vanished from Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island, part of the British overseas territory of St Helena, in half a century.
The once huge penguin populations on the islands have dwindled so dramatically that

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Sheikh Hasina’s cabinet: Gutsy but risky

Commentary
Sheikh Hasina’s cabinet: Gutsy but risky
Mahfuz Anam
She promised to surprise us with her choice of the cabinet, and she did. Though the media was able to get some predictions right but generally speaking she outwitted us all. Not only in choosing the individuals but equally in giving them portfolios, Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina showed a boldness and a spirit of moving away from the trodden path that is rare in our politics. However, in her ‘thinking out of the box’ she has also taken some very serious risks that can make or break her

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The curse of Nigerian oil

Attacks on oil industry facilities and kidnappings for ransom are frequent in the creeks of the Niger Delta, which is home to Africa’s biggest oil and gas industry.
The BBC’s Sue Lloyd-Roberts argues that Nigeria’s “black gold” has brought wealth to a few but fuels greed and corruption on a grand scale.

After spending just two weeks in Nigeria, I had come to a sweeping – and therefore probably wrong – conclusion about the country.
I was therefore gratified to find my view confirmed by the Nigerian woman whom I sat next to on the flight back from Abuja to London. I told her that I had spent most of my time in the Delta region filming the consequences of oil exploration.
“Oh, I come from there”, she said. “I wish you had come to my country before oil was discovered. Oil has ruined Nigeria.”
Academics call

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Hairstyles for Thin Hair

Your hair are falling and becoming thin, but you wouldn’t like the world to know about it. Many young women and even men face the problem of hair loss and hair thinning due to various factors like stress and use of harmful chemicals. In a looks centric world, keeping your best look forward is the key to success. Thus, even if you are facing the trouble of thin hair, there are ways by which you can effectively hairstyle yourself for that perfect look. Given below are such helpful hairstyles for thin hair.
If you have thin hair, then you should avoid long hair. This is because the longer the hair, the thinner look they depict. Instead opt for short hairstyles as they provide your hair with greater volume and lift. Short bobs are another effective hairstyle for thin hair. If you have curly hair, then you are lucky and can even keep your hair long as they naturally help in providing hair with a voluminous look thereby disguising its thinness. Moreover,

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Sheikh Hasina’s acid test

Commentary
Sheikh Hasina’s acid test
Mahfuz Anam
The first cabinet will give the clearest sign of her promised change
Two recent elections have been fought on the promise of ‘change’ — Barack Obama’s in the US and Sheikh Hasina’s in Bangladesh — and both of them received resounding endorsement from the electorate and both now have the potential of transforming the politics of their two countries. The similarity can go further if Sheikh Hasina chooses her cabinet with the same circumspection and

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Why the AL won and the BNP lost the election-2008

COMMENTARY
Why the AL won and the BNP lost the election-2008
Mahmud ur Rahman Choudhury
God forbid that I be considered pro or anti anyone. I have to start on this apologetic tone because things are so polarized in Bangladesh that people tend to see everything in black and white ignoring the shades in between and the other 5 bright colors of the rainbow but for my own sake and for the sake of my readers, I cannot remain blinkered and have to see things in Panasonic colors. This analysis of the crucial 2008 election is meant to throw up certain issues which both the political parties and the public need to be aware of, if our progress towards democracy is to remain unfettered

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Climate change and food security

Mahbuba Nasreen
World Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO’s) recent projections to 2030 suggest that globally the share of food in average household expenditure will continue to decline. However, recent trends, at least for some commodities, appear to be showing the reverse, with food prices increasing faster than incomes. Growing scarcities of water, land and fuel are likely to put increasing pressure on food prices, even without climate change. Additional pressures on these resources due to climate change, the introduction of mitigation practices that have the potential to create land use competition, and the attribution of market

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Young women ‘have more sexual partners’ than men

Young women are more promiscuous than men, according to a survey that claims the average 21-year-old has had nine sexual partners compared with seven for men.
By Martin Beckford
The poll of 2,000 by the magazine More also found that one in four young women has slept with more than 10 people, compared with one in five men who had done the same.
In addition, half of those questioned admitted they had been unfaithful, whereas only a quarter said they had been cheated on by a boyfriend.
It comes just a week after an academic study branded Britain one of the casual sex capitals of the

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What the political parties are promising us: Pros & Cons

Commentary

Mahmud ur Rahman Choudhury

All eyes and minds are riveted on the politics of the Country with the major political combines of BNP and AL in a tizzy over the upcoming polls. BNP and AL have issued their manifestos on 12 and 13 December respectively, promising everyone every conceivable and some inconceivable things too. Well, it remains to be seen how many of these promises will be fulfilled but if the past is any guide, right after the ceremonies are over it will be business as usual, meaning that there will be a government but little governance and there will be a parliament but little democracy.
Before going into a discussion of the pros and cons of the election manifestos, it is necessary to mention that the BNP and AL are mass political parties, the oldest ones in the Country, well attuned to the times and the demands, hopes and aspirations of millions of people of this Country. It ought therefore, to come as no surprise that both these parties would address the major issues with which

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What is the right age to marry-read it out

Millions of people tie knot every year because it is a norm that we all have to follow. But how many of us really know about the right age of marrying? Some says the right age of marrying is when you are absolutely jaded and feel there is nothing left to explore in life. Some believes to secure themselves financially before tying the knot with the other person.
There was a time when 25 year old unmarried girl invited enough fodder to fill a stable, but not any more. The total concept of marrying has undergone a lot of change. Welcome to this new world, where love is just another virtue and marriage is a destination not so eagerly awaited. Marriage is certainly a necessity which provides you emotional and financial security plus acceptance in the society. It provides you someone special who makes you feel special throughout your lifetime and be with you throughout ups and downs of life. But still, one should marry only when one really feels it is required not under family

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Spider as big as a plate among scores of new species found in Greater Mekong

A spider as big as a dinner plate has been found living in one of the world’s last scientifically unexplored regions.

Eighty eight new species of frogs were discovered, including the blue spotted tree frog
Eighty eight new species of frogs were discovered, including the blue spotted tree frog

The Greater Mekong, which is made up of 600,000 square kilometres of wetlands and rainforest along the Mekong River in Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam and China, is also home to striped rabbits, bright pink millipedes laced with cyanide and a rat that was believed to have become extinct 11 million years ago.
A host of new species has been found in the area, which is so full of life that previously unknown animals and plants have been turning up at a rate of two a week for a decade.
At least 1,068 new species were identified in the Greater Mekong from 1997 to 2007 along with

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Strategic investment can cure economic ailment

TURNING RECESSION INTO REWARD
Strategic investment can cure economic ailment
M. Shahidul Islam.
A hybrid brand of ‘National Socialism’ is back in disguise as the governments everywhere is stepping into economic management of matters that have hitherto been under the purview of the private sector.
That does not mean the Hitlerism is back, but it does prompt one to wonder if there is something called independent economic policy making in the offing, like the sovereign foreign policy of nations, so to speak.
May be, although the very thought of a sovereign economic policy can not be envisioned without

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Arctic reported to be on thin ice

AP.
WASHINGTON: Autumn temperatures in the Arctic are at record levels, the Arctic Ocean is getting warmer and less salty as sea ice melts, and reindeer  herds appear to be declining, researchers have reported.
“Obviously, the planet is interconnected, so what happens in the Arctic does matter” to the rest of the world, Jackie Richter-Menge of the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory said in releasing the third annual Arctic Report Card on Thursday.  The report, compiled by 46 scientists from 10 countries, looks at a variety of conditions in the Arctic.
The region has long been expected to be among the first areas to show impacts from global

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Thinking about self employment? Read this out!

If you had a run of unhappy jobs, or perhaps you think that you can do better than your firm, then it might be worth giving working for yourself some serious thought as you create your life plan. But mind it that giving up your job to work for yourself is a major decision with major consequences. If it goes well, you will be very happy. But if it does not, you might find yourself re-starting the journey from the point further back. Well, here are some tips that you should examine before indulging

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Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Global Warming
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Farhad Tuhin.
Greenhouse gases naturally blanket the Earth and keep it about 33 degrees Celsius warmer than it would be without these gases in the atmosphere. Over the past century, the Earth’s temperature has increased by about 0.5 degrees Celsius and scientists believe this is because of an increase in concentration of the main greenhouse gases namely carbon dioxide (76%), methane (13%), nitrous oxide (6%), and fluorocarbons (5%). People are now calling this climate change over the past century the beginning of ‘Global Warming’. Fears are that if people keep on producing such gases at increasing

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