Good news for students: study reveals how sleep boosts learning

Two distinct sleep stages appear to play vital, complementary roles in learning: one stage enhances overall performance, while the other stabilizes what we learned the previous day. Scientists have long known that a good night’s sleep works wonders for our ability to learn new skills. What has been less clear is the role of different… Continue reading Good news for students: study reveals how sleep boosts learning

New study can help treat anxiety disorders

Researchers in Italy have identified structural and functional differences in the brains of people with temporary and chronic anxiety. These differences may serve to improve the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety. The feeling of anxiety is a common one. Most of us have, at one time or another, felt worried about future outcomes, be they… Continue reading New study can help treat anxiety disorders

Op-ed: Obesity and sedentary lifestyle

The world has gone to two extremes with the passage of time, on one hand, countries with surplus food have been hit by a pandemic of obesity, on the other hand, in some countries of the world, people are suffering from the unavailability of food. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 462 million adults are underweight,… Continue reading Op-ed: Obesity and sedentary lifestyle

‘The people of Pakistan are so nice’ K2 climbers tell the world

The Nepalese mountaineers, who recently scaled the world’s second-highest peak –Pakistan’s K2- in winter, have felt a deep attraction for the hospitality of Pakistani people, reaffirming the world’s stance that the country had the potential to become the tourism hub of the world. “What really attracts all of us at the moment is you, people.… Continue reading ‘The people of Pakistan are so nice’ K2 climbers tell the world

Op-ed: How Social Welfare helped Pakistan out of its first pandemic in 1950

Partition was the first pandemic we faced in Pakistan and COVID-19 is the second. The first batch of social workers was selected in 1953, to be trained for training sponsored by UNTAA – United Nations Technical Assistance Administration alongside the Government of Pakistan. This was a turning point in the history of social welfare work in… Continue reading Op-ed: How Social Welfare helped Pakistan out of its first pandemic in 1950

Op-ed: Advertising companies play with one’s mind and increase unnecessary desires

In this modern era of advertisement and media, ads often influence people. The advertisement process is a technique for introducing products or services among people. Ads are used for increasing the sale of products. It encourages people to buy things that they do not need. Advertisements are not always as real as they look. They… Continue reading Op-ed: Advertising companies play with one’s mind and increase unnecessary desires

4 Pakistanis make the Forbes 30 under 30 list

Every year, Forbes releases its 30 under 30 list of the brightest young entrepreneurs, leaders and stars below the age of thirty, as the name suggests. For its list of 2021 of the North America region, 4 Pakistanis have made the list. These individuals have been included in the list for their contributions in different… Continue reading 4 Pakistanis make the Forbes 30 under 30 list

Paralysed for life but determined to make it big; inspirational story of Ajmal Victor Samuel

In this period of a global pandemic, everything seems negative. We can be inspired to be strong, positive and hopeful by those who have shown resilience in overcoming tremendous challenges without ever giving up. The story of Ajmal Victor Samuel whose life and struggles, achievements and success, really puts a lot of things into perspective… Continue reading Paralysed for life but determined to make it big; inspirational story of Ajmal Victor Samuel

Op-ed: A renewed global commitment towards protection of women

Just about 25 years ago, the fourth world conference on women was held in Beijing wherein thousands of delegates had landed. It was the largest ever-international gathering to discuss cum advance women’s equality and their human rights as well. The aim of the conference was to get a strong commitment from leaders of the world… Continue reading Op-ed: A renewed global commitment towards protection of women

Pakistan’s new startup airline, AirSial welcomes it first Airbus A320

AirSial, a new startup airline, founded in 2017 is set to commence its flights from 15th December. On Saturday, it welcomed its first of the three aircraft of the series Airbus A320-200s, after it made a long journey from Goodyear, Phoenix to Karachi. Due to the airbus A320’s range limitations, it had to make 3… Continue reading Pakistan’s new startup airline, AirSial welcomes it first Airbus A320