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What makes people kill out of rage? Experts say look for these signs

What causes Delhiites to kill at the drop of a hat? Experts believe it is the lack of impulse control. The city police on Thursday reported two separate incidents in which three people were killed for trivial reasons. “Usually people who take such drastic steps when they are angry, have problems with impulse control and an extremely low threshold for frustrations. They cannot restrain themselves, have no guilt in the heat of the moment, and forget about any consequences that their actions may attract,” said Dr Sudheer Khandelwal, former head…

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This Startup Investor Just Offered Brilliant Advice for Wannabe Entrepreneurs. Here It Is in 1 Sentence

Fortune doesn’t favor the prudent. It favors the bold. And yet, most of us are waiting for something else to happen before we follow our dreams. We’re waiting for opportunities to present themselves, or for conditions to change–or for the timing to be right. We’re waiting for whatever that single factor is that we we think will make us happy, or put us on track, or bring us success. Guess what? It’s probably never coming. And unfortunately, it’s often the waiting itself that prevents us from succeeding. Enter Chris Schultz, a New Orleans-based…

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Did the opening of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter in 1922 unleash a terrible curse?

In November 1922, archeologist Howard Carter pushed a candle through a hole he had made in a sealed tomb door and peeked inside. “Can you see anything?”, he was asked. “Yes, wonderful things”. Carter had just discovered the tomb of an obscure 18th dynasty pharaoh, Tutankhamun. Piled high with a dazzling array of treasures, the contents would stun the world. Carter and his sponsor, Lord Carnarvon, had made the greatest discovery in the history of Egyptology — a fully intact 3000-year-old pharaoh’s tomb untouched by grave robbers. The story was mesmerising. Henry…

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Was Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s death, officially ruled a suicide, actually murder?

It was more than just a life that ended on April 8th, 1994, it was the voice of a generation. Kurt Cobain’s death robbed the outsiders and the alienated of their spokesman, and the world of one of its great musicians. The news that the frontman of the influential grunge rock band Nirvana had apparently killed himself with a shotgun blast to the head reverberated around the world. Few bands had had such a seismic effect on the music industry, and few ended with such shocking finality. The news was…

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Hijabers of Instagram: the Muslim women challenging stereotypes

It is easy for non-Muslims to forget that there are places where Muslim women lead lives full of frivolity and fun: they shop, read fashion magazines and travel to Europe. But on social media a global community of fashion-conscious Muslim women are challenging the stereotypes of Muslim women as submissive and disempowered. In Indonesia, where Instagram is one of the fastest-growing social media platforms, these so-called hijabers are creating an image of the ideal, modern Muslim woman. She observes the strictures of the Quran, but is active and visible in…

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This Story Of A Girl Studying Hard To Fulfill Her Parents’ Dreams Will Leave You Inspired

In rural areas, out of 100 girls who enroll in Class 1, only one reaches Class 12. In urban areas, out of 1,000 girls, only 14 reach Class 12. These startling facts are not based on an assumption, but a study formulated by a six-member team of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). In a nation like this, how easy it is for young girls to drop out of school and indulge in activities that may seem like an easy source of money, but will never curve their future? Lakhs of kids…

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Delhiwale: What’s inside student activist Gurmehar Kaur’s bag

She’ll be turning 21 in September and she’s already a social media phenomenon. A martyred army officer’s daughter, Gurmehar Kaur was widely trolled this year for being an India-Pakistan peace campaigner. The other day, we met her outside Lady Shri Ram College for Women — she is studying English literature there and lives in a PG nearby. Ms Kaur was in a denim dress. A brown ‘Only’ leather bag was on her shoulder. Although she is a kick boxer, we dared her to show us everything she’s carrying inside. She obliged. TAKE…

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How to uncover the ugly face of sexism at workplace

With women like Susan Fowler showing the way, more victims of sexist behaviour at the workplace should speak up and demand justice. While we all talk about women empowerment, we also, knowingly or unknowingly, make plenty of sexist remarks. Since the controversial story on Uber’s work environment came to light, there have been plenty of stories from women highlighting the everyday battle they have to fight at work dealing with sexist remarks. The problem is sometimes compounded by the fact that some women hesitate to speak up. And, why don’t…

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Not all cancers need immediate treatment

The biopsy shows cancer, so you have to act fast, right? Not necessarily, if it’s a prostate tumor. Men increasingly have choices if their cancer is found at an early stage, as most cases in the US are. They can treat it right away or monitor with periodic tests and treat later if it worsens or causes symptoms. Now, long-term results are in from one of the few studies comparing these options in men with tumors confined to the prostate. After 20 years, death rates were roughly similar for those who had…

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Married at 8, this 20-year-old woman from Rajasthan is all set to become a doctor

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. It doesn’t matter whether you are poor or you were married off at the age of eight. Rupa Yadav has proved the age-old dictum right by clearing the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET) for medical education. Married at the age of eight, Rupa, 20, is on course to become a doctor. Rupa, who attended coaching classes at an institute in Kota, cleared the examination in her third attempt, securing 2,612 all-India rank with a score of 603, and is now taking part in counselling sessions for college admission….

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From begging on Chennai streets to studying at Cambridge – Jayavel’s journey is pure inspiration

Jayavel has become the talk of the town among the street dwellers of Chennai. While his family begs for a living, the 22-year-old has got a chance to study advanced automobile engineering at Cambridge University. After crop failure in the 1980s, Jayavel’s farming family shifted from Nellore to Chennai in search of a living. Eventually, the family started begging in the streets of the burgeoning city. “We used to sleep on the pavement. If it would rain, we would try to find other shelter in any nearby shop until the cops came and…

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24 ,Engineer turned full-time traveller and rides a Bullet,Read her inspiring story here

You are never really alone. One word that describes me the best is adventurous. I have always wanted to explore the magnificent planet earth, on my own terms. Hence on my 24th birthday I gifted myself the freedom of wanderlust. I had been working two jobs and saving 60% of my salary for two years to take this step. Taking a year long sabbatical to travel was unheard of in my family and the place where I come from. Quitting a super settled job to travel, was super unacceptable. In…

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