Giving your baby the best start in life means getting your own health sorted well before you become pregnant. Your general wellbeing, and any medication you’re taking, can all affect your chances of having a healthy pregnancy. Before you start project baby
It’s worth making adjustments to your lifestyle too, such as eating a balanced diet and taking more exercise.
Should I see my GP before I try to get pregnant?
Yes. It’s worth visiting your local surgery. Most surgeries provide pre-conceptual care, which is care before you become pregnant.
Your check-up doesn’t necessarily need to be with your GP. You may s
When we first watched this video, these 3 guys took our breath away by dancing like a dream. We just kept staring in admiration until we found to our utter shock that two of the dancers were puppets!!! The way these puppets danced…they looked like humans. We are not exaggerating. These puppets were in perfect coordination with the puppeteer and all their moves and steps were in sync. Simply outstanding! The puppets here fall in the category of rod puppets. Rod puppets are controlled by the puppeteer moving the metal rods attached to the hands of the puppet, any other limbs and by turning the central rod secured to the head.
The puppets and the pup
Image credit: Shutterstock Do you find yourself saying ‘yes’ when you want to say ‘no’? Learning how to say ‘no’ may be one of the most important skills an entrepreneur will need this year.
Here is why it is important. As an entrepreneur, you already have too much on your plate. Piling on extraneous stuff can only prove unproductive. More than that, saying ‘yes’ and being unable to deliver on it will end up in a loss of credibility, friends, and focus – not to speak of the added stress.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair understood this. “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is
Image credit: Shutterstock As an entrepreneur, you spend a lot of time psyching yourself out. You’re your own harshest critic.
However positive your intentions, however driven and wonderful your team, every day is not a good day. And because you’re the founder, overseeing the life of your business, those bad days can be terrifying.
Jess Lee, CEO and co-founder of style and social commerce platform, Polyvore, explains this familiar mental trap, where founders often fall into “moments of extreme unhappiness” and stress -- even when your company is doing well.
Why does this clash happen? Lee explains: “Humans are terri
Image credit: stevestonpizza.com How much do you usually spend for a pizza? Fifteen dollars? This Canadian pizzeria wants you to shell out more than that – a lot more.
Steveston Pizza charges as whopping $450 for its "C6" Pizza, topped with lobster and black Alaskan cod, with a side of Russian caviar. The pizzeria is known for its creative combinations, offering other pizzas with caramelized duck confit, pomme frites and Icelandic scampi.
The pizza seems like a promising pie to topple the Guinness World Record's current most expensive pizza – a thin-crust creation topped with shavings from a rare Italian truffle, sold for 100 po
Image credit: Oneras via Flickr Google ads can be eerie. Wistfully search for sunny vacation spots during a grim, rainy day at the office, and it's not long until the airline ads arrive.
It goes farther than that, though. Google – through a myriad of data points that come from search, emails, Google Docs, etc. – maintains a detailed file on our habits, preferences, and major life events. (Don't believe me? Check out how hard it was for Janet Vertesi, an assistant professor at Princeton, to conceal her pregnancy from the internet).
Google is taking a step back from all this data collection, however.
The Wall Street Journal rep
Robert Iger, Marissa Mayer, Leslie Moonves -- all are distinguished leaders with multimillion-dollar salaries to boot. But documents recently filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveal that one of the highest-paid chief executives in the nation leads a little-known company that has never even turned a profit.
That CEO, Charif Souki, heads up Cheniere Energy, a Houston-based company aiming to be the first to capitalize on the fracking boom by liquefying and exporting shale gases, reports Al Jazeera.
At the helm of this effort, Souki took home $142 million in 2013 -- dwarfing the executive pay grades of far larger energy companies, including Exx
Image credit: Facebook | Livestream Snapchat. Whisper. Secret. Facebook?
Not quite yet. Still, it became obvious today that the rising anonymous social media movement is too big for even Mark Zuckerberg to ignore anymore.
Today, in his keynote at the F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco, the Facebook founder and CEO pulled a total 360 -- he fully embraced anonymity on the web, something he’s publicly dismissed before as lacking integrity.
Yes, the leader of the world’s most popular and completely namedrop-driven social network announced that Facebook will soon let users anonymously log in to apps and websites. Yup, no names neede
On the heels of its first-quarter earnings report, Twitter seems to be struggling to keep its users active. The social-media service added 14 million active users, up about 6 percent from the previous quarter, but not as much as some analysts would have liked.
Twitter now counts 255 million active users; Facebook has over 1 billion active users. Keep in mind that an active user as someone who logs into their account once a month, not someone who’s necessarily tweeting regularly.
So what to do if you are one of many that set up a Twitter account and abandoned it? Dust off that handle, and give it another try.
1. Be patient. Unless you’r
New York,U.S.: :Singer Taylor Swift was recently clicked struggling with wind after a sudden gust messed up her perfect hair here.
The country singer wore a tight-fitting black ensemble when the wind messed up her blonde hair Sunday, reports dailymail.co.uk.
The "Love Story" hitmaker had to use both hands to get her locks under control.
Her outing came just a day after Swift was seen wearing a very short dress for a night out here April 26. (IANS)
London, April 28 (IANS) Move over electric cars. Plan a family trip on a private electricity-powered jets instead!
France-based aircraft maker Airbus is ready to foray into making passenger jets powered by hybrid electric engines.
The planned plane can take off and land using electric power, and carry about 70-90 people.
"The full-fledged plane can hit the tarmac between 15 and 20 years," Jean Botti, Airbus Group chief technology officer, was quoted as saying in media reports.
A 9.5-metre prototype that Airbus is touting as the precursor to hybrid passenger aircraft recently made a demonstration above Merignac airport in F
Seoul, South Korea: North Korea announced a live-fire drill near its maritime border with South Korea on Tuesday, prompting Seoul to vow a "strong" response after a similar exercise a month ago triggered an artillery exchange.
"Our military is fully prepared," defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-Seok said after Pyongyang notified Seoul of its proposed drill.
"If any shell lands on our side of the border, South Korea will respond strongly," Kim told reporters.
South Korean fishing vessels were told to stay away from the area and local officials on the border islands of Yeonpyeong and Baengnyeong said residents were advi
Dubai: He knocked over Chris Gayle`s stumps in his very first over to set it up for Kings XI Punjab and young medium pacer Sandeep Sharma said it was an "awesome moment" to dismiss the feared batsman in their IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore here on Monday.
"I`ve seen Gayle playing many times, hitting many other bowlers, it was an awesome moment (to get him bowled)," Sharma said at the post-match presentation ceremony. Kings XI Punjab continued their winning streak with a facile five-wicket victory to strengthen their position at the top of the heap as Royal Challengers Bangalore were left licking their wounds after yet another loss in the ongo
London, U.K.: Arsenal moved four points clear of Everton in the race for the fourth and final Champions League place on offer to Premier League clubs with a convincing 3-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday.
A rare strike by Laurent Koscielny opened the scoring at the Emirates Stadium before Mesut Ozil netted for the 10th time this season and Olivier Giroud sealed victory with his 21st goal of the campaign to boost the Gunners` hopes of a 17th successive term in Europe`s premier club competition.
Arsene Wenger`s side now require just one more victory from their final two league matches against either West Bromwich Albion or Norwich City to book their spot.
Seoul, South Korea: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd`s smartphone shipments rose 28 percent to 89 million units in the first quarter, but the world`s top handset maker lost market share to Chinese and other rivals, research firm Strategy Analytics said on Tuesday.
Samsung`s smartphone market share fell to 31.2 percent from 32.4 percent a year ago, followed by Apple Inc which dropped to 15.3 percent from 17.5 percent, Strategy Analytics said.
China`s Huawei Technologies had 4.7 percent market share, unchanged from the previous year, while Lenovo Group Ltd boosted its share to 4.7 percent from 3.9 percent. (Zee News)
Every human being experiences stress, which is a normal part of life. But, long-term exposure to stress can lead to serious health problems.
Stress can be termed as the body's reaction to any change that requires adjustment and response. In other words, stress is a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our mental or physical equilibrium.
Below are three reasons why stress is bad for your health:
Sleep disorder: Stress can give you sleepless nights. Your body cannot relax and go to rest when you think of something stressful while lying on the bed. Hence, anxiety is one of the main causes of insomnia and sleep problems.
Jerusalem, Israel: In a significant finding that could ease water woes, an Israeli company has come up with a new and an inexpensive technology that produces drinking water from thin air.
The discovery is seen as a vital step in alleviating the crisis, especially in developing countries such as India, where water scarcity is a major issue.
Water-Gen has developed an Atmospheric Water-Generation Units using its “GENius” heat exchanger to chill air and condense water vapour.
The company claims that by using the technology, a litre of water can be produced for a mere Rs 1.5, as compared to Rs 15 for a litre of bottled water.
Mumbai, India: Wal-Mart Stores Inc paid about USD 234 million in debt related to the purchase of a stake in its Indian joint venture with Bharti Enterprises, which the US retailer ended in October last year, according to its 2014 annual report.
Wal-Mart, the world`s largest retailer, had earlier paid USD 100 million to take over its Indian partner`s 50 percent stake in Bharti Wal-Mart Pvt Ltd, which runs 20 wholesale stores under the Best Price Modern Wholesale brand.
The transaction resulted in a net loss of about USD 151 million, according to the company`s consolidated statement of income.
Shanghai, China: Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Monday took to the pages of the People`s Daily, the mouthpiece newspaper of China`s ruling Communist Party, to encourage people in China to do more for the poor.
"China has many successful entrepreneurs and business people. I hope that more people of insight will put their talents to work to improve the lives of poor people in China and around the world, and seek solutions for them," Gates wrote in an editorial.
"Investing for the poor requires participation from the entire community."
Philanthropy in China has yet to take off, as some wealthy Chinese fear generous donations coul
Washington, USA: Alibaba is reportedly planning to give away more shares in its IPO, which is likely to be the largest initial public offering ever.
According to Mashable while no final deal has been made, new shares could push the amount of the offering beyond the Agricultural Bank of China's record USD 22.1 billion in Shanghai and Hong Kong in 2010.
It remains unclear as to when Alibaba's founder Jack Ma plans to sell stock in the IPO.
Meanwhile, Ma and a group of early founders are keen to keep some control of the company regardless of their stake by retaining the power to appoint a majority to the company's board, the report adds.