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Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

Twitter eases 140-character limit for tweets WASHINGTON: Twitter announced Tuesday it was easing its 140-character limit for tweets, allowing users to add links, attachments and some other features within the short messages.The move comes as Twitter's efforts to increase its user base and engagement have been sputtering, raising questions about its growth trend."Over the past decade, the tweet has evolved from a simple 140-character text message to a rich canvas for creative expression featuring photos, videos, hashtags, Vines, and more," said Twitter product manager Todd Sherman in a statement."So, you can already do a lot in a tweet, but we want you to be able to do even more. In the coming months we'll make changes to simplify tweets including what counts toward your 140 characters."Sherman said names in replies, and media attachments such as photos, videos, and polls will no longer be counted toward the character limit.He added that updates would be implemented "over the ...

Arts & Leisure - Arts

Even breads are unsafe, contains cancer causing chemicals As pollution levels continue to rise, we are bound to see its effects on our health, our lifestyle, the food we eat and so on. The pollutants add to your food resulting in various diseases.Cancer causing bread is the latest inductee, which has raised concerns in India after a study released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), has found 84 percent of bread and bakery samples collected from across Indian capital Delhi containing ...

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Gigi Hadid Missing Zayn Malik Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid have been dating for almost a year now. Both the stars have been spotted together in various events; recently they made the public appearance together in the Met Gala 2016. A week after wearing a T-shirt devoted to her man, Hadid has posted a sweet picture on Instagram. The photo shows the mega millennials being cuddly and lovey-dovey. ‘Missing you’, Hadid captioned the intimate picture.Gigi didn't say much in the ...

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Adele signs to Sony for £90mn LONDON: British singer-songwriter Adele has signed a new contract with Sony worth up to £90 million (117 million euros, $131 million), in one of the biggest ever record deals, British media reported.The 28-year-old was the biggest selling artist in the world last year, and broke sales records in Britain and the United States with her third album "25" and its hit track "Hello".Adele has been at London-based independent label XL Recordings since she was a ...

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Regular curry consumption may help protect against dementia ISLAMABAD: Eating curry at least once a week may help ward off dementia,a study says.The research shows that curcumin, the key chemical in the curry spice turmeric, boosts brain power, protects against memory loss in old age, and is thought to delay or prevent dementia symptoms, Health news reported.The findings add to evidence that older people living in cultures where curry is a staple food have better cognitive function and a lower prevalence of dementia.Over ...

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Eating fat is  GOOD for you, says experts It may sound strange, but cutting down on fatty foods and switching to low-fat diets are having “disastrous health consequences”, experts have warned.According to The Guardian, the National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration is calling for “major overhaul” that challenges the common dietary guidelines. The report suggests that the low-fat diets are not overcoming obesity crisis, whereas eating between meals (snacks) are making people fat.The report was of the view added, “Eating a ...

Arts & Leisure - Movies

First Look; Saba Qamar, Irrfan Khan Looks Adorable Together Famous Pakistani actress and ‘Manto’ star, Saba Qamar is all set to make her Bollywood debut with India’s critically acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan. First look of both the stars is out and sparks a rocking chemistry. Director Saket Chaudhry who has been credited with the hits like ‘Pyar k side effects’ and ‘Shadi k side effects’ is directing a situational comedy based on social issues.Saba revealed about her debut in an interview to a local ...