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Why You Should Not Drink Bottled Water

Bottled water is our go-to choice whenever we step out. Even doctors and experts recommend drinking only bottled water when one is outside. And understandably so - water borne diseases are rampant and can be extremely dangerous. But celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar in her recent Instagram post mentioned - "Strict NO to bottled water. It takes three liters of groundwater (a common resource) to make one liter of bottled water, which is then sold for an exorbitant price. Not to mention, the non-biodegradable plastic it generates." For the sake of our environment and good health, next time you step out of your house, carry water with you. Rujuta recommends drinking matka water, nimbupani and coconut water.

Social Skills Will Help Keep Your Job When Robots Take Over

If you are worried that robots will someday snatch your job away, personality traits such as great interpersonal skills, intelligence, and vocational interests might prevent you from falling victim to automation, researchers say. Machine learning and big data will allow the number of tasks that machines can perform better than humans to increase so rapidly that merely increasing educational levels will not be enough to keep up with job automation, said lead author Rodica Damian, Assistant Professor at the University of Houston in the US. The findings, published in the European Journal of Personality, showed that a solution could be finding effective interventions to increase some personality traits -- doing well in social interactions, for example, or being industrious -- or interest in activities related to the arts and sciences.

If you are worried that robots will someday snatch your job away, personality traits such as great interpersonal skills, intelligence, and vocational interests might prevent you from falling victim to automation, researchers say. Machine learning and big data will allow the number of tasks that machines can perform better than humans to increase so rapidly that merely increasing educational levels will not be enough to keep up with job automation, said lead author Rodica Damian, Assistant Professor at the University of Houston in the US. The findings, published in the European Journal of Personality, showed that a solution could be finding effective interventions to increase some personality traits -- doing well in social interactions, for example, or being industrious -- or interest in activities related to the arts and sciences.

A recent study showed that those falling asleep between 8 and 10 pm, had the best sperm motility, meaning the sperm are better swimmers and have a greater chance of fertilizing an egg. On the other hand, men who went to bed after midnight had lower sperm counts and their sperm died much sooner too. Sleeping for six hours or less made this even worse, as did lying in bed for more than nine hours. Late bedtimes and inadequate rest are harmful because they increase levels of anti-sperm antibody -- a type of protein produced by the immune system which can destroy healthy sperm. Led by researchers from Harbin Medical University in China, the study appeared in the journal, Medical Science Monitor.

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