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Men’s sweat ‘boosts their attractiveness in the eyes of women’

Men’s sweat ‘boosts their attractiveness in the eyes of women’London, Sept 11 : A naturally present chemical in men's sweat may act as a primitive love potion that increases their attractiveness in women's eyes, says a new study.

The substance is derived from the male sex hormone testosterone.

To reach the conclusion, Tamsin Saxton of the University of St Andrews studied the influence of androstadienone by dabbling a drop of it on the upper lip of 50 women who took part in the evening trial before they "dated" a series of men.

Secret to looking good: Stand next to a less attractive friend!

Secret to looking good: Stand next to a less attractive friend!Melbourne, September 11 : If you're having trouble finding a partner for yourself then just take a less attractive friend along the next time you go to a party.

According to scientists in the UK, people''s opinions are often based on the company others keep, and if one member is less attractive, then the next person automatically looks more appealing.

How to make the bathroom more enticing

How to make the bathroom more enticingHamburg  - On a warm summer day nothing can be more refreshing than jumping into a swimming pool or lake.

But when there's no pool or lake located nearby, the bathtub is the only viable alternative. Too often, however, the atmosphere in the bathroom leaves something to be desired: Plastic bottles of shampoo and shower gel sit all along the edge, the overhead light is a single naked bulb and the shower curtain has seen better days.

These are signs that it's time to give the bathroom some character and, if necessary, use a few tricks to achieve the goal.

Blog shows photos of calorie-laden foods

Hamburg  - There's one thing all the food pictured at a particular US-based blog have in common: They are the kind of food that makes people fat.

The blog thisiswhyyourefat. com is aptly named. And the photos there are very intriguing and even a bit sickening. Click on the blog to find such sweet, salty and fatty creations as the Fool's Gold Stack, comprising about a dozen pancakes with peanut butter and bacon layered between each pancake and topped with maple syrup.

Other photos show foods whose creator appeared to know their dangers, such as the Double Bypass Burger, a hamburger topped with five slices of bacon, four slices of cheese, two fried eggs, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato and onion between two grilled cheese sandwiches.

Finding the perfect jeans

Finding the perfect jeansHamburg  - Boot cut, low waist, high waist, straight fit. These are descriptions for styles of blue jeans, universally understood in English. In fact it seems impossible to go shopping for jeans anywhere and not encounter these words no matter where the shop is.

But even when these descriptions are translated into the local language they usually don't shine enough light on the subject. The style that best matches a particular figure is most easily revealed in the dressing room mirror. And shoppers who already know what looks best on them can leave the styles that don't fit on the rack.

Pasta, pizza and parmesan still the pride of every Italian

Pasta, pizza and parmesan still the pride of every ItalianRome  - Italians often start to look very glum indeed when they ponder the image of "Bella Italia" abroad: They are troubled by the travails of President Silvio Berlusconi and all those affairs, rampant corruption and last but not least the Mafia.

Battle of the coffee pots in two German towns

Battle of the coffee pots in two German townsHamburg  - The porcelain coffee pot has gone out of style in the era of gleaming chrome espresso machines and coffee dispensers.

But in two German towns, Oschatz in Saxony and Roevershagen on the Baltic Sea, grandma's coffee pot has a place of honour. Oschatz and Roevershagen have started a long-distance duel over which one has the world's largest collection of coffee pots. The goal is a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The trials and tribulations of a latter-day Roman legionnaire

The trials and tribulations of a latter-day Roman legionnaireHaltern, Germany  - Rome's legions were beset by fierce Germanic warriors at the Battle of Teutoberg Forest some 2,000 years ago but anyone who tries to re-live the build-up to that historic encounter today has to cope with modern reality.

Women better beer tasters than men

Women better beer tasters than menMelbourne, Sep 9 : While a new brewery is all set to open in Australia's Warnervale on the Central Coast, it is believed that more women would be hired as professional beer tasters, for they apparently make better tasters than men.

With the opening of the new Bluetongue Brewery, almost 100 jobs will be created, out of which 10 and 15 will be of full-time beer tasters, and that too without any experience.

The 120 million dollars brewery will open in late 2010, and is expected to produce enough bottles daily to stretch 109km.

Gossiping is fundamental to being human, claims scientist

Gossiping is fundamental to being human, claims scientistLondon, Sept 8 : Gossiping is fundamental to being human, and this is what separates us from animals, claims a social psychologist.

While speaking at British Science Festival, Dr Nicholas Emler, from University of Surrey said it was fundamental to being human and gossiping was the reason we developed our unique ability to talk.

Despite its "dismal reputation", gossiping has allowed people to build far bigger, richer and complex societies than other creatures.

New Zealanders to sit on toilets shaped like Madonna''s ‘pointy’ Bra

Wellington, Sep 8 : Architectures in New Zealand capital Wellington are all set to build a toilet block that will clearly resemble the shape of Madonna''s infamous pointy bra to jazz up its waterfront.

Although the 400,000-dollar designer toilets were meant to resemble a crayfish, locals claim that they look more like a pair of pointy breasts or fallopian tubes.

"Oh my God. It looks like something Madonna would have worn in the past ... It is just ugly," the Dominion Post quoted a local as saying.

According to a poll, majority of Wellingtonians actually prefer bog-standard toilets, and do not like the fancy loos at all.

''Must-have'' shoes harm 40pct women''s feet

''Must-have'' shoes harm 40pct women''s feetLondon, Sep 8 : In a bid to be at par with the latest fashion trends, and get those "must-have" pairs of stilettoes, almost four in ten women actually wear the wrong-sized shoes, which in turn harm their feet, according to a study.

Women are so desperate to look good that buying the latest shoes is more important than whether there is a shoe in their size.

And now, experts from the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists are urging women to favour comfort over fashion.

Busy Brit parents enjoy just 45 minutes ‘family time’ on weekdays

Busy Brit parents enjoy just 45 minutes ‘family time’ on weekdaysLondon, Sept 7 : Hectic working schedules have left Britons with very little time to spend with children.

A new survey has revealed that an average working parent enjoys just 45 minutes of "family time" on a weekday.

It also showed that one in three children, aged between five and 16, goes to bed without seeing mum or dad at least twice a week.

Only 20 pct of the families have their breakfast, lunch or dinner together once or twice a week.

Women have sex to ‘relieve boredom, pity and to cure a migraine''

Women have sex to ‘relieve boredom, pity and to cure a migraine''London, Sep 7 : Women indulge in sex not for love and passion, but for various other "unromantic" reasons- including relieving themselves of boredom, out of pity for a man and even to cure a migraine headache-says a new book.

`Why Women Have Sex' by Cindy Meston and David Buss has highlighted 200 reasons as to why women have sexual intercourse.

Wine, beer drinkers prefer glass bottles to cans, boxes

Wine, beer drinkers prefer glass bottles to cans, boxesLondon, Sep 7 : A new survey has revealed that wine and beer drinkers prefer to drink from glass bottles rather than from cans and boxes.

The poll conducted by InSites Consulting found that 94 percent of consumers would rather have their wine from a bottle, and a majority of beer drinkers favoured bottles to cans, reports the Scotsman.

In recent years, manufacturers have been encouraged to cut down on glass to reduce the carbon emissions produced from shipping heavy packaging around the world.

Now, a smart home that can alert owner about a stove burner left on

Now, a smart home that can alert owner about a stove burner left onLondon, Sep 3 : Ever thought that your home would tell if you have left a stove burner on after making your breakfast? Well, it is now possible, thanks to the new sensor-stuffed apartment created by researchers at Washington State University in Pullman.

The smart home, known as Casas, developed by Diane Cook and colleagues, can learn the ways of its inhabitants by observing their daily habits and how they use different appliances everyday.

Karan Johar to enter fashion world with his own menswear collection soon

Karan Johar to enter fashion world with his own menswear collection soonKaran Johar is known for his multi-tasking talents and opulence. He has successfully accomplished many feats in diverse areas from directing, producing, designing his own film sets to hosting a TV show.

Now Karan Johar is all set to enter fashion industry with a bang. He will be soon launching his own clothing line in collaboration with Varun Bahl.

Karan Johar affirmed, “I have been designing for Shah Rukh Khan for 12 years and it is a given that he will be a part of my first collection.”

Last child of communist East Germany is no girl from yesterday

Last child of communist East Germany is no girl from yesterdayBorsdorf, Germany  - Two minutes were enough to ensure Sarah Klier a place in the history books. She saw the light of day for the first time in the east German city of Leipzig on October 2nd 1990 - two minutes before midnight.

This date and time of birth make Sarah Klier the very last person to have been born in the former communist-ruled German Democratic Republic (GDR). "It doesn't make a lot of difference to everyday life - except that photographers and TV cameras turn up on my birthday every year," said the 18-year-old.

Battle for viewers rages as Ramadan keeps Egyptians

Battle for viewers rages as Ramadan keeps EgyptiansCairo  - Those who find themselves trapped in the endless gridlock of Cairo's highways and overpasses this month cannot avoid gazing at the beaming faces of Egypt's big screen stars.

On giant hoardings the image of greying beau Jehia al-Facharani extolls the virtues of broadcaster Dream TV and its series "Ibn al-Arandali" (El-Arandali's son), the story of a wily, corrupt lawyer. He competes for attention with the two worldly ladies Magda Zaky and May Kassab who star in "Karima Karima."

Culinary gifts: Bring something from the garden or kitchen to a party

Culinary gifts: Bring something from the garden or kitchen to a partyBerlin  - No one wants to appear empty-handed at a neighbour's grill party or a friend's birthday party.

But a bottle of wine, a bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates are things anyone can bring. A much more personal gift that can't just be bought anywhere is a homemade culinary present for the host or hostess to put in the pantry for later or to eat right away.




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