Sat11012014

LAST_UPDATESat, 01 Nov 2014 4pm

Can You Really Know All Your Facebook Friends?

LIKE many Facebook users, Tanja Hollander realized that when she was sharing information on the social network, some of the people reading her posts she was in constant communication with, while others she barely knew. Some, she didn’t really know at all. She wondered: “Am I really friends with all of these people?”

Read more: Can You Really Know All Your Facebook Friends?

Leica Celebrates 100th With Iconic Photo Motion

ICONIC IMAGES: A screenshot of Buzz Aldrin juxtaposed against the Iwo Jima landscape in Leica's '100' celebration. — ©YouTube LLCCamera manufacturer Leica is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its earliest prototype models with a video that takes some of the 20th century's most iconic images — but how many were taken on a Leica?

Read more: Leica Celebrates 100th With Iconic Photo Motion

Model’s Advice On How To Be A Parisian Woman… But Not A Saint

Former french top model, music producer and co-author of 'How to be a Parisian' Caroline de Maigret in Paris October 6, 2014. Pic: AFPPARIS: Embrace your inner snob. Wear red with pink. Eat oysters at home and go to bed before midnight on New Year's Eve. Just some of the advice meted out by four Frenchwomen in a new book on “how to be Parisian.”

Read more: Model’s Advice On How To Be A Parisian Woman… But Not A Saint

Virtual Dinner Guest: Breaking Bread And Barriers Via Skype

Dining together via Skype to knock down barriers./Pic:AFPBANGALORE: It's India-Pakistan diplomacy with a difference: Two groups of students — one in Bangalore, one in Islamabad — talking fashion, film and politics over homemade curry and steaks.

Read more: Virtual Dinner Guest: Breaking Bread And Barriers Via Skype

Well In The Desert: A Healthy Soak In Saharan Sands

Pic: AFPAs the morning sun rises over the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi in the Sahara, men and women dig holes for tourists who want to bury themselves in the sand.

Read more: Well In The Desert: A Healthy Soak In Saharan Sands

You Can’t Go Kidding Five-Year-Olds, Says Study

Kids are less gullible than we may think and can detect false confidence in adults. Pic: AFPMONTREAL: Kids learn to discern tomfoolery early on, according to a new study that finds even though they might still have a lot to learn, they are able to judge the quality of what's being taught to them.

Read more: You Can’t Go Kidding Five-Year-Olds, Says Study

People Conscious After 'Death', Study Says

Pic: SMHPeople may still have consciousness after "death". A large-scale study involving 2060 patients from 15 hospitals in the UK, US and Austria has found that patients experience real events for up to a three-minute period after their heart has stopped beating.

Read more: People Conscious After 'Death', Study Says

Check Out 2014's Scariest Haunted Houses... If You Dare

Pic: Travel Channel Halloween has grown into a $11 billion industry, and each year, the competition in the thrill-and-chill business is only getting scarier.

Read more: Check Out 2014's Scariest Haunted Houses... If You Dare

Curiosity Helps Us Learn

Pic: SunPixIT may seem like a no-brainer but a new study says that being curious about a topic makes us more likely to learn about it, and to obtain a more thorough knowledge of it than we would if we were less interested.

Read more: Curiosity Helps Us Learn

Prostitution In Malaysia: A Taboo Subject That Is Surprisingly Big Business

PROSTITUTION is ‘officially’ illegal in Malaysia, like in many Asian countries with a few exceptions, like Thailand where it is more ‘openly’ tolerated. However, in many of these countries, even though outlawed, prostitution is thriving. Over the years, the demand for prostitution has led to human trafficking from countries like China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, and the Philippines, just to name a few.

Read more: Prostitution In Malaysia: A Taboo Subject That Is Surprisingly Big Business