15 scientifically proven ways to be happier

Forget success. Forget fame. Forget fortune. Happiness is something everyone wants, and wants to feel a lot more often–because where happiness is concerned, too much is never enough. Unfortunately we all have a hereditary “happiness set point.” That means approximately 50% of our happiness is outside of our control. But that means 50% of our […]

Oops! Modi does it again

NEW DELHI:  President Donald Trump should have been ready as he met with India’s prime minister, an unabashed hugger. Smiling widely at a news conference Monday during a visit to Washington, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the president’s outstretched arm not as an invitation for a handshake, but as a pull toward an embrace. Then […]

Finding an emotional balance through yoga

KATHMANDU:  We have a tendency to continuously drift between the present and the past. Rarely do we live for the present, without really regretting the past or being anxious about the future. Similarly, qualities of our lives are dependent upon external variables. For instance, if something does not go according to our plan or goes […]

UNICEF names first goodwill ambassador who is a refugee

UNITED NATIONS:  The UN children’s agency has announced the appointment of its youngest goodwill ambassador — 19-year-old Syrian refugee and education activist Muzoon Almellehan. UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth said Monday that Muzoon is the first goodwill envoy with official refugee status. UNICEF said he received support from the agency while living in the […]

Six open secrets of Nepal’s new PM Sher Bahadur Deuba

KATHMANDU:  The Nepali Congress’ Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected Nepal’s Prime Minister with a comfortable majority in the House. When Deuba assumes office tonight, he will kickstart his fourth term as the country’s top executive. Deuba is likely to remain in office for eight months only–his government will hold provincial and federal elections and […]

US student conducts successful drone flight near Mt Everest

KATHMANDU:  The drone flight test was successfully conducted at the location of both Windhorse and Guardian at Kala Patthar (18,500 ft) near Mt Everest on Tuesday morning. Michael Kronmiller, who is the convener of the Kanjirowa-Bullis STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) project, said that the drone flight test mission began with all members feeling […]

Where has my tablet gone?

Back in 2010, tablet computers were in full bloom. Apple had announced their iPad and Samsung was working on their Galaxy Tab line of tablet computers. Initially, a lot of hype was also created around the tablets, and what got people interested in these devices were the bigger screen real-estate as well as the maneuverability […]