Why some people distinctly recall that school picnic after 20 years while others don’t

People who are used to retrieving richly-detailed memories may be very sensitive to subtle memory changes as they age, whereas those who rely on a factual approach may prove to be more resistant to such changes. (Source: Thinkstock) Why is it that some people have a richly-detailed recollection of past experiences (episodic memory), while others tend to remember just the ... Read More »

Thousands dressed up in red-and-white for SantaCon 2015

Revellers dressed in Santa Claus and other holiday-themed outfits take part in the annual SantaCon event in the Brooklyn borough of New York. SantaCon came to New York in 1998, when a “young San Franciscan strapped on a fake white beard, donned a $12 red suit, and led 200 Santas as they went caroling up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan,” to ... Read More »

More access to Internet makes people feel dumb

The Internet is making us rely on our intelligence lesser and lesser. In the study, people who had access to the Web were about 5 per cent more likely to say that they did not know the answer to the question. (Source: Flickr) People are less willing to rely on their knowledge and say they know something when they have access to ... Read More »

Adrift with the boat people: Photographs reveal shocking realities about the Rohingya

A baby in a refugee home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Source: Saiful Huq Omi) One of the most disturbing photographs taken by Saiful Huq Omi is of a baby. Kept in a net, like a fish, which dangles from a hook high above a bed. On the bed, cloth bundles are pushed to its edges, a belt snakes through the ... Read More »

Lady Gaga is Billboard’s Woman of the Year

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.   You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience. Singer Lady Gaga has been named Billboard’s Woman of the Year at a recent event in New York. The singing sensation was introduced on stage by her mother Cynthia Germanotta, who recalled how the chart-topping singer learned ... Read More »

Papa, don’t preach: 4 ways to raise your child mindfully

Every child is wired differently with his or her own set of likes and dislikes, and parents are at a constant loss trying to figure out how to raise children mindfully. A portrait of the modern family is almost always marred by issues such as how to connect with your child and have effective communication, how to ensure that values ... Read More »