Month: March 2012

Chocolate lovers tend to weigh less

Credit: TOI AP Photo NEW YORK: People who ate chocolate a few times a week or more weighed less than those who rarely indulged, according to a US study involving a thousand people. Researchers said the findings, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, don’t prove that adding a candy […]

Israel’s conscience

Ha’aretz: Ha’aretz has long had a reputation as Israel’s most distinguished newspaper, read by the economic, political, and intellectual elites. It’s language and the lack of a sensationalist front page are among the factors that make it the secular Hebrew language daily with the smallest circulation. It is also the […]

France bars entry of radical imams

Credit: TOI Sarkozy to bar radical imams from entering France PARIS: France will bar radical Muslim preachers from entering the country to participate in an Islamic conference next month as part of a crackdown after shootings by an al-Qaida-inspired gunman, president Nicolas Sarkozy said on Monday. Sarkozy, who has announced […]

Taliban’s peace options limited

Credit: Asia Times: By Brian M Downing Over the past 10 years, the Taliban have recovered from their ouster and established a presence in half of Afghanistan’s districts, where they have become a de facto government in many of them. The Afghan government is frail and unwilling to reform. The […]

Muslim open house educates public in Paris

Source: Paris Star – Prejudice can be viewed as part ignorance and part fear. That was Meredith Swanson’s belief as she approached the County of Brant Public Library in Paris on Saturday afternoon to ask some questions and educate herself on the Islam religion. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of […]

The Moral of the story is. . .

A man asked his wife what she’d like for her 40th birthday. “I’d love to be six again,” she replied. On the morning of her birthday, he got her up bright and early and off they went to a local theme park. What a day! He put her on every […]

10 ways a little bit of writing can solve all your problems:

Source: Barking up the wrong tree   Writing has been shown to help people: Feel happier. Lose weight. Get over a break-up. Improve memory and increase learning. Get a job. Speed healing. Strengthen relationships. Follow through with their goals. Get over the past. Reduce worrying and increase performance. Don’t like writing? How about a little more reading? It can: Treat loneliness. Make […]