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Sex can boost brain power in older adults

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Staying busy in your bedroom even after age 50 could be good for your brain as researchers have found that older adults who have sex more frequently do better in brain function tests.

The researchers found that those who engaged in more regular sexual activity scored higher on tests that measured their verbal fluency and their ability to visually perceive objects.

“People don’t like to think that older people have sex – but we need to challenge this conception at a societal level and look at what impact sexual activity can have on those aged 50 and over, beyond the known effects on sexual health and general well being,” said lead researcher Hayley Wright from Coventry University in England.

The study, published in the Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological and Social Sciences, involved 73 people aged between 50 and 83.

Participants filled in a questionnaire on how often, on average, they had engaged in sexual activity over the past 12 months – whether that was never, monthly or weekly – as well as answering questions about their general health and lifestyle.

They also took part in a standardised test, which is typically used to measure different patterns of brain function in older adults.

This included verbal fluency tests in which participants had 60 seconds to name as many animals as possible, and then to say as many words beginning with F as they could — tests which reflect higher cognitive abilities.

They also took part in tests to determine their visuospatial ability which included copying a complex design and drawing a clock face from memory.

It was these two sets of tests where participants who engaged in weekly sexual activity scored the most highly, with the verbal fluency tests showing the strongest effect.

The researchers from the universities of Coventry and Oxford said further research could look at how biological elements, such as dopamine and oxytocin, could influence the relationship between sexual activity and brain function to give a fuller explanation of their findings.

“We can only speculate whether this is driven by social or physical elements – but an area we would like to research further is the biological mechanisms that may influence this,” Wright said.

“Every time we do another piece of research we are getting a little bit closer to understanding why this association exists at all, what the underlying mechanisms are, and whether there is a ’cause and effect’ relationship between sexual activity and cognitive function in older people,” Wright added.(IANS)

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Aspiring to Become a Future CEO? Plan your Career with Efficacy and Security

Work on your ideas and plan your career like a CEO to spread your wings efficiently in the desired industry. Maybe, you're born to become a CEO!

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Secure the position of a CEO by taking the right steps towards your career goals. Pixabay.

Are you inspired by CEO’s like Sundar Pichai and Mark Zukerberg raging the global industry? Do you want to be a CEO yourself, someday?

  • Plan your career goals by setting an achievable priority based action plan 
  • Stop procrastinating; show some action instead that will help you explore yourself
  • Plan your career based on your level of efficiency, security and mental ability

Plan out a successful career that will enable you to get hold over the aspiring seat of a CEO and make an enthusiastic and encouraging future. The following tips will surely help you to plan your career like a CEO,

Engage in Self-exploration

Plan your Career
Self Exploration is the key to plan your career wisely. Pixabay.

The key to career planning and decision making is self exploration. You need to know yourself better to plan your career wisely. Explore your capabilities, hobbies, passion, interest, inborn talents that could work wonders. Get a job and a hands-on experience related to your interests to decide the stream that you can opt for. Ask yourself questions like : What do you love the most? What hobbies do you still carry from your childhood? Where do you picture yourself, five years down the line? Put down your choices and then strategize. It works the best with your own intuitions.

Examine the key Competencies and Skills Required

Plan your career
Find out your skills and work on them to plan your career timely. Pixabay.

Before you plan your career, throw some light on the competencies that you already acquire and how you can utilize them for making some money and fame. After you select one or two career options, list down the skills that you would require to excel in the selected career. Fill out the empty skills by learning from work experiences within stipulated time and examine those skills on a regular basis. To plan your career, you need to understand time management and security position as well.

Find out Colleagues with Common Interests and Goals

Plan your career
Seek help from people with common interest to plan your career. Pixabay.

You need to figure out atleast 5 people who are working in the same field that you desire to work on. Talk to them and know about the changes in the industry. While you plan your career, be curious to learn from every person you meet in your life. Those colleagues will  help you frame a strategy according to your common interests and goals. Meet them to get clear cut answers to your mysterious mind exasperating about the near future.

Stay Self Motivated and Energized

Plan your career
While you plan your career, stay self motivated and energised. Pixabay.

If you’re looking forward to play the role of a CEO, you’ll have to maintain your position on top of the game. Staying self-motivated and energized will enhance your thirst to reach your goals. By now, you already know that career planning takes a lot of your energy and time, so plan your career where you can nourish and nurture yourself. Your daily morning routine should be inspiring and motivated due to your enthusiasm for work. Feed your day with the desired energy and motivation.

Stay Connected and Be a Jugadu’

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Stay connected and updated with the world.Pixabay.

Being a CEO is an efficient position where you need to be the resource person of your whole team anytime and everytime. You need to stay well connected with the one’s whom you think could help you out when in need, be it financial help or mental help. Plan your career in a way to make your Junoon so greedy that it does’t stop until you have reached the destination in reality.

Now, that you’re ready to think like a CEO, work on your ideas and plan your career to spread your wings efficiently. In the words of Steve Jobs,”You can’t connect the dots by looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust in something…your gut, destiny, life, karma.”

-Prepared by Bhavana Rathi of NewsGram. Twitter @tweet_bhavana

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Hrithik Breaks Silence on Relations with Kangana, Says ‘This is not not a lovers spat’

"I have been harassed by this for four years", the actor has revealed.

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The controversy began when Kangana called Hrithik her 'silly ex' last year, IANS

Mumbai, October 5, 2017 : Actor Hrithik Roshan on Thursday broke his silence on the dragging row with actress Kangana Ranaut, saying he has never met her privately and asked how two “high-profile celebrities” could have had a seven-year passionate affair without any evidence.

Hrithik, son of veteran actor-filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, said that “just like a nagging health issue sometimes ignored can turn malignant, this situation for me has unfortunately turned malignant.

“The truth is, I have never met the lady in question one-on-one in my entire life. Yes, we have worked together, but there has been no meeting in private. That’s the truth,” he said. He added he was “not fighting against an allegation of an affair”.

“I’m in fact protecting myself from something far more serious, sensitive and destructive than that,” Hrithik said in a statement.

The row began last year when Kangana hinted at Hrithik being her “ex-boyfriend”.

She said in an interview that she fails to understand “why exes do silly things to get your attention”.

The actress lodged a legal complaint against Hrithik for “misusing” the confidential emails and photographs of the time when they were together.

Hrithik later filed a complaint with the cybercrime cell, claiming an imposter had been emailing Kangana from a bogus email ID, pretending to be him.

The mud-slinging has continued till date, with Kangana and her sister constantly accusing Hrithik.

The “Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai” star questioned: “An alleged seven-year long, passionate affair between two high profile celebrities with no trail left behind.

“No evidence, no paparazzi pictures, no witnesses, not even a memento in possession like a selfie taken at the alleged engagement which is claimed to have happened in Paris in January 2014. Nothing that constitutes an exchange or any sort of proof of a romantic relationship.

“Yet we want to believe the other party because the rhetoric is – why would a girl lie.”

Hrithik also refuted talk of an alleged engagement with Kangana in Paris.

“My passport details show no travel outside the country in January 2014, which is the date that this alleged engagement supposedly took place. In Paris.

“The only so-called proof presented of this alleged ‘relationship’ was a photoshopped picture in the media. This was immediately exposed, the very next day by friends including my ex-wife.”

The actor says the investigation regarding the emails is on.

“There are 3,000 one-sided mails which either I have sent to myself or the woman in question has sent to me. The Cyber Crime department can prove or disprove either story, in just a few days. Towards that purpose, I have surrendered all my devices including laptops/phones which are still lying with the Cyber Cell, but the other party has refused to do so.

“This is not, and I repeat, not a lovers spat. I humbly request people to stop labelling it as one and, for a second, try and see it for what it really is.

“I have been harassed by this for four years and the well meaning and probably necessary social bias toward women has deemed me helpless in defending myself.

“I’m not here to accuse or judge anyone, but it’s time I defend the truth because when truth suffers the collective consciousness of society suffers. Civilization suffers. Closer to home, families suffer. Children suffer.” (IANS)

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Are You Suffering From Love Phobia? Know What Are They !

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Love Phobia. Pixabay

Sep 26, 2017: It is said that love is blind. We hear this and give a slight grin upon the cliched recital. This thing might be common, however, sometimes because of excess love, it also turns into the fear and takes the form of love phobia. In some cases, love begins terrifying. This sort of dread is called Love Phobia. Love phobia is of many sorts.

#Commitment Phobia:

In it, the individual feels that he can not guarantee anything to his accomplice. Thusly, individuals are hesitant to focus on the relationship. This fear frequently happens to men. Individuals with this fear are reluctant to take any sort of choices.

Also Read: Parted Ways with Loved One? It’s Time to Get Your Ex Back!

#Metrophobia:

The individual with this issue flees from sentimental things. Ordinarily, such a person is additionally anxious about ballads. Such individuals can not do sentimental things.

#Philematophobia:

In this fear, lover becomes reluctant to kiss his accomplice. This does not enable connections to last more. Such a man is worried about the trading of microbes and germs from the mouth and trigger illness.