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The complicated truth about social media and body image

If you mindlessly scroll through Instagram or Facebook whenever you get a few seconds of downtime, you’re far from alone. But have you ever wondered how all those images of other people’s bodies – whether your friend’s holiday snap or a celebrity’s gym selfie – could be affecting how you view your own? Much has been made over the years about how mainstream media presents unrealistic beauty standards in the form of photoshopped celebrities or stick-thin fashion models. Now that influencers fill up our feeds, it’s easy to imagine that…

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Health tips for students preparing for exams: 5 ways to boost your memory and keep you awake while studying

You need to study hard if you want to score high grades in school or exams. Here are five simple yet healthy ways to improve your memory, help you stay awake while studying for exams. 5 healthy tips to help you stay awake while studying for exams  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New Delhi: Studying for long hours can be a challenging task for many students, especially after a long day of classes. The fact is that you need to study hard if you want to score high grades in school or exams….

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Guess who’s working on a health data-slurping digital tool. Bzzt! Nope, it’s the UK Department for Work and Pensions

The UK’s Department for Work and Pensions is drawing up plans for an internal service that allows it to automate slurps of medical data on claimants to dole out health-related benefits. In an ad posted on the UK’s Digital Marketplace, DWP said the work was currently in alpha and it now wanted a supplier to deliver a technical proof of concept to expose NHS data to the department’s systems. The aim, it said, is to cut down the time and cost involved in gathering information the department needs to make a…

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SBI warns customers about fraudsters and fake social media accounts

New Delhi: State Bank of India (SBI) has advised its customers to interact with only verified and official handles of SBI to avoid fraud. In a recent tweet, SBI said: ‘Always check for the verified ‘tick’ sign before you follow, tag and interact with banking officials through their social media accounts.’ “Do not invest your time and money interacting with fake accounts on social media. Follow, tag and interact with only the verified, official handles of SBI, to ensure that your comments, complaints, and enquiries get adequately addressed and you are not scammed…

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India Is Addicted To WhatsApp More Than Any Other Social Media, And Knows It Can Be Dangerous

We spend a lot of time everyday on your smartphones, a lot of which might be across various social networks. Particularly WhatsApp. These come with their own problems of addiction, fake news, and online harassment, and India is no exception when it comes to dealing with these issues. That’s why public opinion data analytics firm YouGov conducted a survey of Indian smartphone users, to see how we deal with everything we’re exposed to on social media platforms daily. And the results are pretty interesting to say the least. For one thing…

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Matt Kuchar, social media, and stories that take on lives of their own

att Kuchar leaves Hawaii a winner, but not entirely unscathed. That’s the prevailing sentiment from a sect of golf observers, the byproduct of an accusation by a former PGA Tour player on Saturday afternoon. The match was lit at 5:08 p.m. ET; by 10, Kuchar, a beloved and venerated personality by American crowds, had come on the business end of a Twitter roasting . . . over how much he paid a fill-in caddie. Five hours is all it took. Five hours in which Kuchar was on the golf course,…

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