Lifestyle

This Is Why Laughing A Lot Is Good For Your Health

They say that laughter is “the best medicine,” and as it turns out, there is some scientific truth to this assertion. Humor-associated laughter has numerous health benefits, so here are 11 reasons you should laugh it up. 1. LAUGHTER IS A SIGN OF GOOD WILL TOWARD OTHERS. Laughter may be unique to humans. Why do we […]

Sport

Ma’ama Molitika: Ex-Tonga and Cardiff Blues flanker retires aged 45

Former Cardiff Blues flanker Ma’ama Molitika has announced his retirement at the age of 45. Molitika made 112 appearances over seven seasons for the Arms Park side. He was part of the Blues team that won the now defunct Anglo-Welsh Cup in 2006-07 and the European Challenge Cup in 2009-10. The Tonga international has been […]

Lifestyle

Virtual reality makes empathy easier

Virtual reality activates brain networks that increase your ability to identify with other people, according to new research published in eNeuro. The technology could become a tool in the treatment of violent offenders to empathize more with others. Understanding someone’s point of view is crucial for successful relationships. When this doesn’t come naturally, virtual reality […]

Business

Carrefour halves dividend

Carrefour (CARR.PA), Europe’s largest retailer, said on Monday it was halving its 2019 dividend to 0.23 euros per share and that CEO Alexandre Bompard would waive 25% of his fixed salary for a period of two months due to the coronavirus outbreak. Bompard has also proposed freezing the fixed salaries of all group executive committee […]

News

Man, 41, admits killing girlfriend and cooking her legs after drinking party

A 41-year-old man has admitted to killing his girlfriend and cooking her legs after feeling hungry during their drinking party. The cannibal, identified only by his first name of Oleksandr, is said to have been frying and eating his victim’s legs when police raided his house in the central city of Kryvyi Rih, in Ukraine. […]

Sport

James Cronin: Munster prop given one-month doping ban over ‘unintentional breach’

Munster prop James Cronin has been handed a one-month ban for an unintentional anti-doping violation after a mix-up in a pharmacy led to him receiving the wrong medication. The Ireland player failed the doping test after Munster’s Champions Cup home game against Racing 92 in November. The 29-year-old tested positive for prednisolone and prednisone. A […]

Lifestyle

Almost half of all postpartum psychoses are isolated cases

New research results from iPSYCH show that forty per cent of the women who suffer psychosis after giving birth—known as postpartum psychosis—do not subsequently become ill again. Out of every thousand mothers, one or two will suffer postpartum psychosis, but psychological vulnerability in connection with childbirth does not necessarily follow them through the rest of […]

Business

Brazil set to start QE cautiously but may need to bring out ‘bazooka’

Brazil appears set to embark cautiously on unconventional monetary policy using small interventions to tackle dysfunction in bond markets, as it does with foreign exchange, but the severity of the crisis may ultimately force it to emulate the dramatic steps taken in the United States and Europe. Congress is debating a bill to grant the […]

Technology

SteelSeries unveils Cyberpunk 2077 gaming headsets for PS4 and Xbox One

Including a ‘Johnny Silverhand Edition’ Can’t wait for Cyberpunk 2077 to launch in September? You’re not alone – but the announcement of a pair of SteelSeries gaming headsets and accessory kits styled after the game’s, well… cyberpunk aesthetic, will no doubt bring music to your ears. These aren’t new headsets, given they’re essentially reskins of […]