Newspapers Need to be Free: Survey

 Newspapers Need to be Free: Survey

 More changes ahead for the traditional newspaper industry

Newspapers seeking to compete with the Internet are likely to become free and place greater emphasis on comment and opinion in the future, a survey of the world’s editors showed on Tuesday.

The report, conducted by Zogby International for the World Editors Forum and Reuters, revealed that newspaper editors were still optimistic about the future of their publications but believed they would have to adapt further for the digital age.

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Geomagnetism Linked to Suicide

 Geomagnetism Linked to Suicide

Geomagnetism is an influential force on humanity

Scientists believe that earth’s magnetic field may be responsible for suicidal behavior among people.

Oleg Shumilov of the Institute of North Industrial Ecology Problems in Russia studied earth’s geomagnetic field from 1948 to 1997 and found three seasonal peaks, from March to May, July and October.


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Consumers Demanding “Green” Products

Consumers Demanding “Green” Products

Demand for “green” products continues to grow

A February 2008 survey sponsored by DoubleClick found that 60% of US adults who make online purchases say that it is very or extremely important to them that a company is environmentally conscious.

Almost half of those who make online purchases said they specifically search for environmentally-friendly products at least some of the time.

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Sex? It’s Written ‘All Over Your Face’

Sex? It’s Written ‘All Over Your Face’

Men, beware! For a woman, one look is enough to make out whether you’re wooing her just for a one-night stand or marriage.

Researchers at Durham University have carried out a study and found that a person’s attitude to sex are written all over the face — in fact, the clues lie in the shape of the jaw, the size of the nose and the shape of the eyes.
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Study: Husbands Create 7 Hours of Extra Housework a Week

Study: Husbands Ceate 7 Hours of Extra Housework a Week

For married women who can’t figure out why they always have so much housework researchers may have the answer — husbands.

A new study from the University of Michigan shows that having a husband creates an extra seven hours of extra housework a week for women. But a wife saves her husband from an hour of chores around the house each week.

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Men Are More Likely to Die of a Broken Heart

 Men Are More Likely to Die of a Broken Heart

Doctors have long understood the impact of grief on one’s health. Now, a new study has revealed how fragile a broken heart can really be.

Researchers in Britain have found that bereft people face the risk of death in the first year of being widowed. In fact, men are six times more likely to die of a broken heart than women.


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Microsoft Brand In Sharp Decline

Microsoft Brand In Sharp Decline

A recent poll of about 12,000 US business decision-makers by market researcher CoreBrand found that Microsoft’s brand power has taken a dive over the past four years. According to the study, Microsoft dropped from number 12 in the ranking of the most powerful US company brands in 2004 to number 59 last year. In 1996, the company ranked number 1 in brand power among 1,200 top companies in about 50 industries.

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Wealthier People Live Longer

Wealthier People Live Longer

New government research has found “large and growing” disparities in life expectancy for richer and poorer Americans, paralleling the growth of income inequality in the last two decades.

Life expectancy for the nation as a whole has increased, the researchers said, but affluent people have experienced greater gains, and this, in turn, has caused a widening gap.

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