Love is not only blind, it also makes you stupid, a new research has claimed. Prof. Robin Dunbar, an evolutionary psychologist at the University of Oxford, argued that the rational parts of the human brain shut down when experiencing the feelings of love, according to The London Times. Dunbar developed his theory after analysing the findings of UK brain experiments carried out over a decade ago at the University College of London. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research looked at the brain activity of 17 volunteers as they were shown pictures of their boyfriends and girlfriends, wit
Men were advised to stay away from women during the Transit of Venus as happened this morning. Staying away here, very obviously, being a euphemism for not getting busy between the sheets. So, you have heard too that men only have sex on their mind and are ever willing to do junior's bidding. You also know that, generally, men don't feign headache when it comes to having a romp. For them this action is, often, what lulls them to sleep and sweet dreams. For most men, sexual abstinence is not a happy choice; at most, it can only be a compulsion brought on by stress, sickness, and sagging bod
Each sign reacts best to certain flowers. Read on to find out what appeals to each zodiac sign Which zodiac sign your birthday lands under may not rule your destiny, but it may offer a peek inside your floral astrology. "Specific flowers are found to appeal to people from certain astrological signs," says a spokesperson from flower retailer Ferns N Petals. So, next time you're confused whether to send a bunch of passionate red roses, fun-loving gerbera or colourful carnations, look to the stars for inspiration. Aries: They are open to new ideas in every sphere of their lives. Send them red r
Once couples stop having sex, the relationship can become subject to detachment, anger, and even worse, infidelity or divorce. Kidspot.com, an Australian parenting and pregnancy guide, studied what makes Australian women happy and found that women rank their pets above sex as a source of happiness. The site further suggests various ways which can help one recognize that they have fallen into a sex rut and get that loving feeling back. The most common way of falling into the rut is when someone tries to get pregnant, suddenly random acts of passionate lovemaking turn into a chore. The best w
That we love social networking sites and can't part with it even for a day as we intend to post every bit of silly info on Facebook to prove our happening existence is passe now! What's the next big thing is perhaps something weird. People may not really agree to my view though. This is what I feel. According to a latest report doing the rounds, one can continue to exist on social networking sites even after death! Yes, you read that right! There's something called 'digital will' wherein you nominate a person to take ownership of all your digital assets soon after your death. This means the
From my father, I learned to be tolerant, secular and liberal, values that now define who I have become. This Father's Day I will call my home in Delhi. After a chat with my mother she will place the phone next to my father's ear. He would be propped up in a chair, his face shrunk from old age, his one seeing eye staring into the void. From my apartment in New York, I will repeat a couple of short sentences: "Hello Daddy!" "This is Aseem!" "How are you feeling?" "Happy Father's Day!" If I am lucky - as I was the last time I "spoke" to him, a month ago on his 84th birthday, he will respond b
Fitting into a fish-tail lehenga and flaunting a perfectly toned back in a tie-knot choli is what most Indian brides-to-be crave for.
It is not enough to simply look good on the day of your wedding; it is almost mandatory to look figure-perfect for the memories that will be captured for life.
Kate Middleton too underwent a drastic weight-loss trip a few weeks before her wedding to Prince William. So did television actor Sara Rue before she tied the knot with fiance Kevin Price. And when the celebrities fired up the trend, how could the followers be far behind? Shedding kilos a few months, o
Teens and young adults who listen to digital music players with ear buds are almost twice as likely as non-listeners to smoke pot, a new study has revealed. The research also claims that those who attend concerts or frequent dance clubs are nearly six times as likely as homebodies to go on a binge-drinking bender, LA Times reported. These findings are based on survey results that were collected from 944 low-income students at two vocational schools in the Netherlands. The students were aged from 15 to 25, with an average age of 18. The study authors, public health experts in Rotterdam, foc
It is normal to have friendships with the opposite sex and despite most people swearing it to be platonic, a new study has suggested almost always there exists an attraction between male and female friends. And, the most common cost of these friendships could be dissatisfaction with current romantic partners, the study has suggested. Researchers from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire also found that in a test group of 400 adults, if there were feelings of attraction expressed from only one member of the friendship, it was most often from the man, Daily Mail reported. Because platonic int
To accept the end of a relationship is always difficult. While some of us manage, given time and counselling from friends or family, there are some who are more inclined to go over the edge. They become obsessive and fail to accept the real picture. One of the major problems in our urban world is the rise of stalking exes. Stalking is usually understood as behaviour involving unwanted, pathological attention towards another individual. Stalkers tend to repeatedly follow, harass and threaten people making lives difficult. In some cases they might become violent too. Psychiatrist Dr Sanjay Chu