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Social media ‘selfie culture’ may inadvertently boost narcissism

A recent study reveals that an increase in narcissistic traits may be an unwanted result of sharing images, including selfies, ‘excessively’ on social media. This uptick in traits pushed some participants past the diagnostic cut-off for narcissistic personality disorder. Social media allows us to share major life events and daily musings alike with friends, family, […]

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Here’s how a selfie can save your life, by detecting these 4 health problems

Posting too many selfies online can backfire, reveals study

Researchers at Washington State University conducted an experiment to determine which posts lead to snap judgments about the user’s personality. The upshot: People who posted lots of selfies were uniformly regarded as less likeable, less successful, less adventurous and more insecure than those who share photos taken by somebody else. Lead author Christopher Barry, a […]

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#MentalHealthWeek: Aamir Khan draws attention to ‘emotional hygiene’

Many youngsters are suffering from anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions. Aamir’s message for these youth is that people should start talking about mental hygiene, as much as they talk about physical hygiene. Being a humanitarian and social activist at heart, he has contributed to several social campaigns. One important social issue, which he […]

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WHO releases first-ever list of essential diagnostic tests

WHO welcomes Facebook pledge to curb anti-vaccine misinformation

After several months of talks with the WHO, Facebook has pledged to direct its users to “accurate and reliable vaccine information in several languages” on the WHO’s website, the United Nations health agency said, “to ensure that vital health messages reach people who need them the most”. “Major digital organisations have a responsibility to their […]

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Social media stress can lead to social media addiction, reveals study

Social networking sites (SNS) such as Facebook and Instagram are known to cause stress in users, known as technostress from social media. However, when faced with such stress, instead of switching off or using them less, people are moving from one aspect of the social media platforms to another – escaping the causes of their […]

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‘My illness has taught me so much, but most importantly there is hope,’ says Deepika  

Deepika Padukone has not only raised awareness on mental health by being vocal about her struggle with depression, but has also prioritised helping those in need through her NGO, Live Love Laugh. On June 18, the actor was in New York to address the issue of anxiety at the fundraising dinner for the city’s Youth […]

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Post-cancer treatment Sonali Bendre gets back to her fitness routine with aquatherapy

In remission now, the Bollywood actor and model posted a video of her practising aquatherapy – an exercise program which allows people recovering from injuries to work out without taxing their joints and muscles. In the video, 44-year-old Sonali is seen working out inside a tank full of water. She warned her followers that the […]

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The Bold Indian Bride: Cancer survivor shares empowering pictures of bridal photoshoot

The Bold Indian Bride: Cancer survivor shares empowering pictures of bridal photoshoot

Vashnavi Poovanedran is better known on Instagram as Navi Indran Pillai, and she took the photo-sharing platform by storm after her bridal photoshoot titled ‘The Bold Indian Bride’ went viral Breast cancer survivor Navi Indran Pillai, is encouraging women to embrace their beauty and shatter stereotypes with her heart-warming and stunning bridal photoshoot. View this […]

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