Home Insync Insync oi-Staff on December 4, 2009 A 44 year old magician from Hong Kong has been named the world's No. 1 Santa at an annual tournament in northern Sweden. Jimmy Chan competed with eight other contestants from around the world at the Santa Claus Winter Games in Gaellivare to secure the top position. The contestants took part in a series of challenges including reindeer races, porridge eating and chimney climbing before Chan emerged as the winner. Chan has worked as a magician and a Santa Claus for the past 17 years in Hong Kong and he admits that his cheerful attitude was his key to his success. More HONG KONG News Ritz Carlton Hotel Will Loose Its Prestigious Title In 2014, Why? Hong Kong â€“ Romantic Destination Who Are The Most Dominating Parents? The Prime Highlights Of Hong Kong Food & Wine Festival Hong Kong Food And Wine Festival! … [Read more...] about Hong Kong Man : World’s Best Santa Claus
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What do we know about the rates of divorce all around the world, and how they have been changing over time? Thanks to a recently published study, we now know a whole lot more than we did before. University of California at Irvine sociologists Cheng-Tong Lir Wang and Evan Schofer analyzed nearly four decades of divorce data (1970-2008) from 84 countries around the world. They looked at changes in rates of divorce over time and different rates of divorce in different places. Their report, “ Coming out of the penumbras: World culture and cross-national variation in divorce rates ,” was published in the December 2018 issue of Social Forces . The approach that psychologists use to understand whether someone is likely to divorce is to look at individual life experiences and choices, such as a person’s education , employment, income, and the age at which they marry. The sociologists Wang and Schofer were interested in societal factors that might be relevant to rates of divorce, … [Read more...] about Divorce Rates Around the World: A Love Story
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Praveen By Praveen Kumar | Updated: Friday, August 11, 2017, 14:00 [IST] The benefits of lower abdominal massage cannot be underestimated. Soon after you wake up, if your bowel movements don't start, you might become restless. Sometimes, walking in your living room or drinking some hot water can trigger the nature's calls. But if they don't, then try belly massage. Massaging your abdomen all by yourself is a good way to stimulate the digestive system. You just need to move your hands in circular motion after smearing a drop of any essential oil mixed with coconut oil. Ayurveda Suggests This Foot Massage For Better Blood Circulation Place a mat on the floor and lie down. First warm up your hands by rubbing against each other for a few seconds. Now, start the massage by slightly piercing your navel with your forefinger and gently massaging the area around your belly using … [Read more...] about Benefits Of Lower Abdominal Massage
This post was written by Wing Yiu Hung who completed her undergraduate thesis under the supervision of Gilad Feldman with the Department of Psychology at the University of Hong Kong. She completed a replication and extension of Hsee and Zhang’s (2004) on Distinction Bias . Below, she shares her experiences in conducting a replication study and some of her findings and insights. Gilad Feldman edited this post for Psychology Today. I first learnt about the "replication crisis” when Gilad suggested to me that I work on a replication and extension study for my final year thesis. At that time, I was confused about the need to replicate others' research. Why would I try and replicate a study when there has already been evidence to support the theory? But looking back, I am glad that I had a chance to work on such a meaningful project. What is the "Replication Crisis"? Replicability is one of the hallmarks of science. It helps assess whether novel findings likely reflect a real … [Read more...] about Replicating Distinction Bias: Joint vs separate evaluations
The ability of drug companies like Moderna and Pfizer to bring vaccines to the public in record time builds on the work of an unsung pioneer Maurice Hilleman. Hilleman's work likely saved more lives than that of any person in history. This virologist developed 8 of the 14 vaccines that are widely used today. The fact that Hilleman was overlooked for a Nobel Prize is a sad travesty and exposes the wide gap between achievement and recognition. Hilleman's Scientific Achievement Before Hilleman, there was no reliable procedure for producing vaccines that were both safe and effective. His signature method was to grow the pathogen in the lab and progressively weaken it over many generations by growing it inside chicken eggs. Ultimately, the pathogen became adapted to the avian host and lost its capacity to sicken humans although it still caused an immune reaction that was sufficient to set up a defense against exposure to the original pathogen. Hilleman contributed no fewer … [Read more...] about The Vaccine Is Everything!