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  1. The ultimate road warrior is here, and it's brought to you by Tesla! 0-100kmph in 1.9 seconds Whaaaaat! The fastest production car (by acceleration) on the planet has made an appearance and it's groovy AF, very shagadelic! Source: Tesla Tesla has finally unveiled their modern roadster and it's a slap on the faces of the fastest marque cars we've ever known. We would recommend it be driven with the top on lest the driver and passenger should find their hair being ripped off their heads! The days of the reigning stallion Tesla Model S are now over, even though it'll continue to be a favourite family car for many. But it's safe to say the Model S will rest in the shadow of the sporty and delicious cherry red roadster. The Model S was capable of jumping from 0-100kmph in 2.28 seconds, thanks to the truly ludicrous 'Ludicrous Update', making it the fastest production electric vehicle in the world till a few hours ago. Tesla Musk's real competition is himself, literally, ergo the new roadster. Even the Flash would take longer to attain that kind of acceleration. Ok, perhaps not, but 1.9 seconds is lightening fast (Don't quote us)! Know what's the best part about this? Those that can shell out $200,000 or INR 1.30 crores to buy the base model, can make this ultra fast acceleration a part of their day to day lives. The question that naturally arises: would the higher end model go faster? Source: Tesla Musk is such a tease since he didn't shed any light on what the higher end models were capable of. Even if they came with a similar powertrain, we're sure that another crazy software update could change the way we look at acceleration, in no time. For now, we can go ga-ga over a few things that are absolutely revolutionary about the new roadster: 1. 0-100kmph in 1.9 seconds (can't stress on it enough). 2. A break through mileage of nearly 1000km on one charge-- it's more than two times what the Model S offers. 3. A top speed of over 400kmph. The Model S's 250kmph is a joke in front of that! Also, how much above 400kmph has us licking our lips in sweet anticipation. The one car we would be pitting this roadster against, though, is the Hennessy Venom F5 that seems to be teasing with a top speed of 485kmph! It would be fun to watch them line up over a quarter mile! 0 to 100 km/h in 1.9 sec — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 17, 2017 4. Three motors, two that power the rear and one powering the front wheels, making it a four-wheel drive. The Model S came with only one that was capable of producing 362hp. Could the Roadster be pumping thrice the power? Could it be over 1000hp? You'd have to wait till 2020 to find out because that's when Tesla plans to make its first deliveries. 5. The design of the Roadster is striking, rounded in the right places and angular where it is required! That red bodywork, though! Source: Tesla We know most shy away from electric vehicles because they are exorbitantly priced and their mileage is limited, Musk has broken ground with the new specs and produced a mind bending hyper car and it costs the same as the cheapest Ferrari (Portofino). What would you choose, an electric roadster that takes you to places at crazy speeds or a classic because of its legacy? Take a look at this video and mull things over while we deal with the goosebumps!
  2. It was their first Goa trip together as a couple. Both of them had taken a much-deserved leave from office. One night before they left, he asked her for 3000 bucks, “It's for new drum sticks and a sound recorder, we broke ours yesterday. I'll fund your drinks in Goa. I don't have time to go to an ATM right now.” He was a successful copywriter and earned enough but somehow he was perpetually broke. She lent him the money. At midnight she got a call from his parents – he had been caught buying drugs for 3000 bucks from a local vendor and was in prison now. When she confronted him later, he confessed he was an addict. That's the thing about addiction. You never know when it hits you. You never think it will ever happen to you. We assume addictions happen only within a certain section of society. For us, it's just a lifestyle choice—mostly. It's just one drag yar. It's my best friend's bachelor's party. It's our school farewell. I have to look cool in front of my crush. Now she is my girlfriend, and we are going to Malana. Sometimes, you never realize when an innocuous act turns into a habit and a habit into an addiction. Drugs and alcohol are on the fashionable and culturally acceptable end of the social spectrum today. The idea is romanticized enough for young people to succumb to its charms. One look at dating sites will tell you it's the new 'sapiosexual'. Not everyone is a tortured artist suffering from existential angst but everyone needs a joint to deal with the angst. It's the latest 'cool' and it's here to stay. © Thinkstock/Getty Images, Disha Bhatia Of course, there are always two sides to the story and there are a great many positive stories around it too. Marijuana, especially, is a favourite and, for many, a life saviour. The stoners' cult is strong and it's growing. Marijuana has helped many an artist find inspiration, calmed many an anxious soul and helped people deal with depression. Among the many forms of drugs out there, marijuana is one of the safest, yes. Cocaine, LSD, heroin, ecstasy are some that many cross over to in search of more potent highs. But this story is about the dark side of drug use and the havoc a trend has played with young lives. There is a thin line between enjoyment and abuse and in the case of drugs and alcohol that line is easy to cross. When you are young, it's even easier. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Contrary to what you might think, it's not something that only affects someone with a broken home, or someone who has had it rough in life. There's a whole lot of addiction cases amongst schoolchildren from well-to-do families as well as kids living on the streets. With easy access to money and drugs, it doesn't take a lot for young impressionable minds to get hooked to a pastime that has been glamourised enough. And it's not just the teens who are affected. You could be a twenty-something individual with a pretty great job and a happening social life, and you could still fall prey to addiction. With stressful jobs or the absence of one, broken relationships, financial challenges – it's easy to resort to a quick fix that whisks you away into a world of bliss. None of your everyday troubles seem to matter anymore—that grumpy partner, the mean boss, your shaky bank balance or your receding hairline; you are safely floating away in a limbo where you realise these material things mean nothing. The high wears off and you come back to harsh reality. You see your life in the blinding lights that can turn anything uglier than it actually is. Having seen the better world, it's more difficult to accept the real one. So you crave to return to it every waking moment of your life. And the cycle of addiction begins. © Thinkstock/Getty Images Statistics suggest that in India alone, there are over 1 million registered heroin addicts. Addicts, not users. A report on adolescent drug abuse in India, published in American International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, says, “A population study has shown that about 3% of children and adolescents of ages ranged from 12 to 18 years abused cannabis and that of only 4% of [the Adolescence Drug Abuse in India] abusers go for treatment of these problems.” Prolonged use of marijuana is believed to affect cognitive ability and brain development, especially if it's used in adolescence. A study by researchers from New Zealand and Duke University found out that those addicted to marijuana in their teen years experienced a drop of 8 points in their IQ, between the ages of 13 and 38. Sure, it gives you a happy high. Sure, it's a good way to have a good time. But are drugs making us dumber? Is it really worth the sacrifice? © Thinkstock/Getty Images One of the main effects of most drugs is to calm the mind and ease out anxiety and tension. When the body starts loving that state, it adopts the easy shortcut – take the drug for instant happiness. When done occasionally, it has no significant long-term effect on our cognitive facilities, but when done over an extended period of time, it tricks our minds into craving it. These bouts of complete relaxation then become phases – you might often end up sitting shut in your room for hours in a happy high. College assignments, office deadlines, socializing with friends, working out are all sacrificed for the happy high. When the high wears off, life is a mess. No, you are not addicted. And so you then try to take control of your life – finish off the assignments in a huff, rush to complete deadlines and leave out whatever can be left out. It's a high functioning addiction that doesn't make you bankrupt, doesn't land you in a hospital, doesn't let the world know that it is slowly eating away your life's resources. You probably know someone like that – that avowed junkie who has the best stash at all times. Friends love him; he is the most chilled out guy (except when he is not high) and always gets you stuff at the best rates. But gradually, he withdraws, he is the first one to drop out of the game, he is often conspicuous in his absence and then one day, he stops coming to college and you hear how he has been diagnosed with a drug problem. It was there all along. © MensXP/Aastha Mittal Twenty-year-old Natasha (name changed) had always been a bright student, an accomplished dancer and an extempore champion in school. During the first year of college, she attempted suicide. It was then revealed that the girl had been in depression since the age of 16 and had been doing drugs since 17. With support from friends and family, she took control of her life back and checked into rehab. After her story began circulating in her friend circle, many other kids decided to come out and seek help for their addictions. We hear of the terrible addiction stories and we shrug them off as anomalies of the lot, convincing ourselves it only happens in a certain section of the population. Before we romanticize the idea of the psychedelic way of life, let's remember it's not always a happy life and it's easy to go overboard. There have been many who have checked into rehab and there have been many who have paid with their lives. Actor Health Ledger, singer Whitney Houston, rock musician Jimi Hendrix are just some of the names whose lives were cut short by drug overdose. Like other adult activities, substance use is one that requires caution and a certain maturity. Peer pressure is one of the worst reasons to try a drug. It's not something that's meant for everyone. Everyone has a different way and capacity of dealing with addictions. You may have a sweet tooth and you may end up gaining weight or getting diabetes as a result. But a drug overdose doesn't give you too many chances. You cross the threshold and the consequences can be disastrous. Sources: Ankita Tyagi. Priyanka Sharma. A study on Adolescent Drug Abuse in India National Institute of Drug Abuse. Is there a link between marijuana use and psychiatric disorders? Ambika Pandit. Even 9-year-olds are taking drugs: Report AFP, Mailonline India. One in every five of India's drug addicts is a CHILD
  3. So, let's get straight to the reason why we're so excited for tonight's episode. Hina Khan, Benafsha, and Bandagi Kalra are going to be stepping into the pool. You know what happens when three of the hottest contestants in the Bigg Boss house get into the pool? Temperatures soar. #ThrowBack A post shared by Bandgi Kalra (@bandgikalra) on Oct 4, 2017 at 4:57am PDT After all, who wouldn't want to see some of the most popular names in Indian television right now show off those sexy curves they've worked so hard on attaining? Trials for something coming ððððððð!! P.S- this is precisely my face right now while I enter the theatre to watch Annabelle. Pretty confident eh? ( IM GOING TO SHIT MY PANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!) BUT BUT BUT as you can see I'm ripped!! I'll be okay. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED ANNIE! (I'm sorry this is just to look brave I'm shit scared of you Annie) A post shared by Benafsha Soonawalla (@benafshasoonawalla) on Aug 21, 2017 at 4:15am PDT If you aren't interested in our rambling and just want to check out how hot these ladies actually are and then you can scroll to the bottom to check out the video. If you want to build up to the video (the way it should be done!) then read on. She's fierce, she's strong, and full of fire, she can never hold her back because her passion burns brighter than her fear.. #TeamHinaKhan #HinaOnBiggBoss #KKKdays #ShadesOfHina A post shared by Hina Khan (@realhinakhan) on Oct 25, 2017 at 10:30pm PDT While Bigg Boss has made a name for itself thanks to the endless controversy, one thing no one can deny is that there have always been some really hot women on the show. Life lesson - Hair flips are important. Very, very important. A post shared by Benafsha Soonawalla (@benafshasoonawalla) on Jul 7, 2017 at 8:14am PDT As is the case with just about any guy who'd get a chance to chill with these gorgeous ladies, Priyank Sharma, Akash Dadlani and Puneesh Sharma were having the time of their lives. Head goes like "whoops I take decent pictures too?!" . P.s- it's 11.11 y'all. Make a wish. And believe in it. Believe in it, with all. Your. Heart. A post shared by Benafsha Soonawalla (@benafshasoonawalla) on Jun 5, 2017 at 10:44am PDT Some of the hottest women who have graced the Bigg Boss house over the years include the likes of Sunny Leone, Karishma Kotak, Gauahar Khan, Rochelle Rao, Sana Khan, Nora Fatehi, and Pamela Anderson to name a few. (If you want us to do a separate list on these hotties then let us know in the comments) © Niche Film Farm Plus Entertainment Pvt Ltd But, if you ask us what the highlight of this video is, it's pretty obvious! Arshi Khan jumping into the pool in a saree. Don't agree with us? Check it out for yourself: The #BB11 housemates have fun in the pool grooving to 'Paani Waala Dance'! Watch them tonight at 10:30 PM! #BBSneakPeek — Bigg Boss (@BiggBoss) November 17, 2017 The episode will air at 10:30 pm tonight. Don't miss it!
  4. What can make a Dwayne Johnson movie even better? Adding a giant ape, giant werewolf, and a giant crocodile. And, there you have a 'Rampage'. Based on the classic arcade game where you have to bash cities to rubble while playing as a giant gorilla, lizard or wolf, comes an exciting live-action movie starring none other than Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. Warner Bros has just released the first trailer for 'Rampage', the arcade game film adaptation we did not realise we needed till now. A few months ago, Johnson, who will be playing the head of an anti-poaching unit that operates in Rwanda, provided a few more details about his relationship with George the gorilla with an Instagram caption. “I head up an anti-poaching unit out of Rwanda,” he wrote. “My best friend is a rare albino gorilla named George. Very bad people infect George, an alligator and a wolf with a serum. All three animals grow at an unprecedented rate. Their size, speed, agility and violent aggression is off the charts. They go on a deadly rampage and want to destroy the world.” And, that pretty much sums up the premise of the movie, but going by the trailer, it's much more than that. The trailer is enough to grab everyone's attention, and honestly it looks pretty cool. The original game gave players control of three giant beasts: a gorilla named George, a lizard-like creature named Lizzie and a wolf-like creature named Ralph, and the ultimate goal was to raze a series of buildings in each level while fighting off attacks from civilians, police and military. For this movie, Johnson reteams with his 'San Andreas' and 'Journey 2' director Brad Peyton, and it also stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello and Naomie Harris. Historically, movie adaptations of games have failed to live up to the hype, and have been straight up awful for the most part. But, 'Rampage' is just adapting a rough concept, which is basically what would happen if some giant beasts go rouge and destroy a city. Well, it would be interesting to see if 'Rampage' manages to escape this curse when it releases on April 20th next year. Here's the exciting trailer:
  5. Unless you believe in the magic of day dreaming, there's hardly a chance you'll solve things without any effort. Concept application: while dressing for your height. Though, nothing can lengthen your body length for you, certain style tips/tricks create illusions of extended height. And if there's anyone who's single handedly raining on this parade, it's our handlebar mascot—Aamir Khan. In recent times, nothing that we've seen off the actor's wardrobe, has let us down on the style front. Sure, we've never witnessed anything extraordinary in his menswear, but there's a lot to learn from Mr. Khan anyway. He has always, without fail, succumbed himself to dressing for his (comparatively) short height. And if you're eyeing examples of our former statement, let's give you five. 1. For Lesson #1, you need a well-fitted pair of jeans in life. Nothing too baggy or low-rise, but a rather high/medium-rise pair of denim bottoms. No way in hell should you look stumpier than usual! Plus, darker the colour/wash, better for you. By doing so, you'll divert one's attention from the bottom to top—resulting in the illusion of extended length. Of course, Mr. Khan is hitting the hammer here! © Viral Bhayani 2. Joggers are way too chill, man. Having said that, cuffed joggers can cause havoc in men who're a little too short. But if you're maintaining a scooped neckline, dwindly hem and ending it right below the hip, there's nothing stopping your high stakes with style. © Viral Bhayani 3. Anyone short in height doesn't need to stay away from anything that stands-out. You can certainly stink of a pop colour sometimes, even if it's at the cost of wearing pink—that unfortunately, can turn you into a public joke. That said, if you do it anyway, wear a well-fitted pair and one ending right above the ankle. Plus, balance it all out with not-heeled, but well-elevated footwear. © Viral Bhayani 4. The point is, when you're short, you can't expose your natural body lines. Keep your apparel well-fitted, but leave some space for the imagination—distract people away from your flaws. Like here, if you're thinking of going in for a layering piece, look at fuller arms. They'll create a more streamlined view on your top half, eventually extending your length for you. © Viral Bhayani 5. Even though a hoodie is a kickass go-to option most times, a suit jacket is the best bet. By building up your shoulders and since pronounced shoulders lengthen your height, you're going to appear taller, come what may. But, pick a jacket that fits right—don't choke yourself with it. That'll just make you look shorter! © Viral Bhayani
  6. If you haven't watched Justice League yet, you're in for a treat © Mercedes because: 1. Superman is the meanest super hero in the entire comicbook universe 2. Gal Godot will lasso you into loving her 3. Flash's humour is as slick as his moves 4. The machines in the movie are so rad they will knock your socks off, and it's winter so you're going to get terribly cold... You might want to take even Cyborg into consideration because he's part machine! Let's start with Bruce Wayne's Mercedes, though. Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo. We love the Bat but he himself admits that his super power is bank loads of disposal money. Money buys you fancy things like gull-wing roadsters that take up the entire screen space and crush your hearts to bits because you know you can't ever own the machine. It's not just the obnoxious price tag but even the fact that the Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo is just a one off prototype. The rumble of the engine was enough to make us sweat, but there was one thing we found a teensy bit strange-- doors taking a tad too long to shut? So if the enemy is in pursuit of dear Brucey, he'll have to wait till the doors come to a slow close to drive off? Hmmm... © Mercedes © Youtube/Mercedes Gal Gadot too gets a fancy Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet but it didn't do much for us. We would've liked to watch her pull out of the fluorescent G-Class G-Class 4x42, but who are we kidding, it's too rad even for Wonder Woman. Diana and the E-Class Cabriolet, somehow just fit. © Youtube/Mercedes Now over to some absolute growlers-- first we're going to drool over the Night Crawler. Tonnes of pure metal making the ground shake as it prances about the under ground caves of Gotham Harbor, now that's what you call a real off-roading machine, 4x4's and 6x6's are passe. It's off the roads and on to the walls, clawing its way up and down and shooting the daylights out of threats that get in its way. What's not to like? © Warner Bros. Pictures No.2 The Batmobile!. Going through tough terrain like cream floating over milk, the Batmobile is a major treat for the eyes. Filled with locked and loaded machine guns that tear down Parademons drawn to it's siren, the Batmobile shows you a good time, even if it's just screen time. © Warner Bros. Pictures The Flying Fox, a massive jet that can be controlled by Cyborg and tuned to go faster than its prescribed pace, is another mechanic wonder. When you watch it emerge from the Batcave from the middle of a huge water body, tearing up with joy will be a natural reaction. Again, raw metal emanating raw power, going whoop and out of sight within a fraction of a second, sure it's not the USS Enterprise or the Millennium Falcon, but it's pretty darn delightful, nonetheless! © Warner Bros. Pictures What we really would've liked to see, however, is the Justice League Watchtower because what could possibly beat a giant space ship suspended in the atmosphere, where fascinating strategies to save earth are chalked out? Guess we'll have to wait to see that happen! Fingers crossed!
  7. Did you know that sponges live without any brains? They are extremely simple, porous, colony-type filter-feeders that live in seawater or they may look plant-like. Sponges are the simplest of multi-cellular animals. I mean, they even don't have nerve cells. According to Frank Hirth of Kings College London in the UK, sponges have experienced "evolved loss" of these structures. He expressed his views in an argument he laid out in a paper in the journal Brain, Behaviour, and Evolution in 2010. This would mean that there could be life without a brain. That's new, isn't it? © ThingLink Now, there is this theory that says consciousness is the state of being aware of and responsive to one's surroundings. And, till today, it is under discussion whether or not consciousness is the product of the brain or a receiver(like an antenna). If the brain turns out to be more of a receiver of consciousness rather than the creator itself, that would mean that the human body is not required for the continuation of consciousness, or consciousness itself. Here is one video talking about the topic On the other hand, your mind is not confined to just the brain. The intelligence of your mind permeates every cell of your body, not just brain cells So, one can conclude that the brain is part of the visible, tangible world of the body whereas a mind is part of the invisible, transcendent world of thought, feeling, attitude, belief, and imagination. Consiousness? Well, that's still up for debate! Here are some of the relatable differences between your brain and mind, mentioned by Deep Trivedi in his book 'I am The Mind'. 1. Brain: It in itself is a complicated structure, with a physical existence in the body. Mind: It also has a complicated mechanism but is merely a play of frequencies. It has no such physical existence in the body. 2. Brain: It weighs around 3 pounds, i.e around 1.4 kilograms and it contains approximately ten billion nerve cells called neurons. Mind: It is practically not possible to quantify mind and its frequencies 3. Brain: From society to traditions, everything is the creation of the human brain. Mind: It has nothing to do with society or tradition and customs. 4. Brain: It possesses memory. The function of the brain is to gather and store information Mind: It has no memory. 5. Brain: It is extrovert by nature. Mind: It is introvert by nature. 6. Brain: The thinking of the brain is always limited to this birth. Mind: It acts on the basis of calculations stretching to infinity and beyond. Here is what the Nobel Laureates Max Planck and Albert Einstein had to say on the subject: © Barco “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.” – Max Planck “A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'Universe'; a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely but striving for such achievement is, in itself, a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security. “ - Albert Einstein
  8. Christian Bale is one of the most dedicated actors out there. He is quite well-known for going to great lengths to transform himself for his movie roles. He literally went from this famous skeletal frame in 'The Machinist' – © Paramount Pictures To bulking up to play Batman in 'Batman Begins' in just 6 months! © Warner Bros. A couple of months back, we got the first look of his newest transformation. He debuted a plumper look, and honestly, he looked quite unrecognizable as he prepared to portray former US Vice President Dick Cheney in an up-coming bio pic. He has even dyed his eyebrows blond to emulate the politician. © Twitter © Twitter Back then, we thought that was unbelievable, but we were not even ready for what was coming our way. Now, he looks like this – © Twitter Like, can you believe this guy was ever Batman. © Twitter How does he do it? How? Apparently, the actor credits his transformation to 'eating a lot of pies'. He's causing a lot of trust issues, and Twitter agrees. Moreover, now you can say you look like Christian Bale and it'll actually be true. That's really specific but weirdly accurate. Why does Christian Bale look like a dissident Republican? — NotoriousBarrickBoys (@BarrickBoys) November 16, 2017 Actually. Christian Bale is the guy who DMs “thanks for the follow!” — Jazmasta (@jazmasta) November 16, 2017 That role better be worth it. Christian Bale went from Batman to the "ay my friend over there thinks you're cute" — claxton (@champagneppuppy) November 15, 2017 True. Christian Bale's next part is playing 'man who stands next to bus driver and talks to him while he works' — Glenn Kitson (@Glenn_Kitson) November 14, 2017 Sorry Christian. Christian Bale is that bloke in the pub that clears the empty glasses even tho he doesn't work there. — Paddy (@padleyr80) November 15, 2017 But, who wouldn't want to hug a fat Christian Bale? Christian Bale Went From " Where Is The Trigger?!?" To " Where My Hug At?!?" — Dylan Palacio (@greentoepalacio) November 15, 2017 Life lessons. Fat Christian Bale looks so happy. Way happier than ripped Christian Bale. Live your best life Christian. Eat them cupcakes. — Clayton Cubitt (@claytoncubitt) November 15, 2017 But, isn't that a good thing? christian bale looks like a chef in a food magazine talking abt how his love of cooking helped him kick his drug addiction — KRANG T. NELSON (@KrangTNelson) November 15, 2017 Is this rock bottom? Christian Bale putting on a ton of weight to play Dick Cheney and still being in slightly better shape than me feels like a personal attack. — Joe Berkowitz (@JoeBerkowitz) November 14, 2017 He would like to be excluded from this narrative. I will NOT be making a statement about how much I look like fat Christian Bale. Please respect my privacy. — Alex Murphy ððð» (@alexmurphypr) November 14, 2017 Let's all just take a minute and appreciate this legend. Christian Bale the shapeshifter. — 9GAG (@9GAG) November 16, 2017 Name: Christian bale Hobby: Epic body transformations — Afashat English (@AfashatEnglish) November 16, 2017 Maybe one day. christian bale's ever-fluctuating weight stresses me out. why can't he just play normal-sized people in films — Gov. Gary Johnson (@neoliberals) November 16, 2017
  9. So a trainer asked a gym member, “It's been 6 months since you joined the gym, and your tummy is still the same. You haven't lost an inch. Have you not been exercising and dieting?” People have a hundred and one reasons for not hitting their goals and losing weight and then blame the trainer for their mishaps. Anyway, this write up is not about the list of excuses, but a list of wrong things hard working people are probably doing in their quest to achieve their fat loss goals. 1) Assuming You Know Everything During my ongoing career as a fitness consultant, I had to deal with a lot of gym members who needed advise on changing their body composition. So I asked them if they had been eating right and exercising regularly. Almost all the time the answer is a confident YES! Taking things further with their diet recall and things are exactly the opposite. It's one thing being aware you are eating the wrong food, but it's another thing altogether to assume you are doing exactly the right things, and then finding out after being corrected that all they knew about nutrition and exercise was a lie. 2) Doing Too Much Cardio A long standing myth is that in order to lose fat you need to do endless hours of cardio. Although cardio can help in additional calorie expenditure that contributes to fat loss, it is certainly not the best way. The key to efficient calorie expenditure is through the BMR. Higher the BMR equals more fat loss. A muscular person has a higher BMR because muscle is a metabolically active tissue. Weight training is the best way to lose fat as you lose more calories lifting weight, the repair and growth that happens post-workout due to the breakdown of muscles also is work for the body and hence contributes to calorie expenditure even post workout. If you love doing cardio so much then do a HIIT program or an amazing METCON workout instead of the useless steady state cardio for fat loss. © Thinkstock/Getty Images 3) Not Being Mentally Prepared Following a diet is not easy. To lose fat effectively, you need to make sure you nail your diet well. However, none of us live in a perfect world where everything falls into place and the perfect food is served on the platter. You need to pre-plan your meals, make sure you are sorted for the whole day. Having an iron will is very important as lots of social commitments may come in way of your goals such as making your boss happy by eating some laddus he got from Cambodia. © Thinkstock/Getty Images 4) Choosing Low Fat Foods And Eliminating Fat From The Diet Altogether Foods that are labeled low fat or diet foods are often considered good choices for losing weight, but they may actually have the opposite effect. Many of these products are loaded with sugar to improve their taste. Rather than keeping you full, low-fat products are likely to make you hungrier. So you end up eating even more. Instead of low-fat or diet foods, choose a combination of nutritious, minimally processed foods. Fat-free or diet foods are typically high in sugar and may lead to hunger and bad calorie intake. The food industry has fooled consumers for the longest time that fat is fat for you while carbohydrates and sugars were okay to consume. All of these were paid research funded by multinational companies to maintain their big profits. Sadly people still fall for these gimmicks at the super market and buy foods that are labelled low fat or diet food. Helius is one of Mumbai's most promising fitness professionals and part time kettle bell lecturer. His knowledge on nutrition and trainer soft skills management is well recognized. To know more about him CLICK HERE, and mail your queries about fitness to
  10. Samsung has already been working on their next lineup of smartphones and there have been plenty of rumours that suggest a foldable smartphone. However, a new leak says that Samsung is working on a new version of the Galaxy S9 that will have a radical change in design. Leaker Ice Universe revealed that the Galaxy S9 will come in three different sizes which include a Galaxy S9 Plus and a 5-inch Galaxy S9 'mini'. The smaller device will have the same features as the larger models with the same specs but the only difference will be the size of the phone. The smaller handset will feature the Infinity Edge display and a handful of other features. © YouTube Ice Universe also claims to have seen the Galaxy S9 which will sport a dual camera setup like the Galaxy Note 8. The Galaxy S9 sporting a dual camera setup doesn't come as a surprise, however, the lens will have a BBAR coating. This coating is only used in professional DSLRs and its main job is to prevent glare, ghosting and reflections. BBAR stands for 'broad-band anti-reflection' and the presence of this coating will just up the ante in the smartphone photography world. © Benjamin Geskin Other rumours suggest that Samsung may be including wireless AKG headphones with the Galaxy S9. What's interesting is that Samsung will be retaining the headphone jack even though the company has opted to provide wireless earphones with the smartphone. © YouTube Ice Universe has revealed many leaks in the past that have been accurate and was the first person to successfully nail the Galaxy Note 8 design. The leaker was also the first in the world to obtain unreleased pictures of the Galaxy S8. It should be noted that all the information above is based on rumours and it isn't entirely certain whether these claims will be translated into the final device. For more news surrounding the Galaxy S9, keep a look out for news in our technology section.
  11. Is it possible to learn how to ride a horse in a single day? Well, here's how it worked out for So Bros.
  12. Think women have it easy? Well, that's what the So Bros thought, until they got their balls waxed! This one's hilariously painful!
  13. The So Bros take up another challenge, this time, to get choked out of their senses, quite literally! Jiu Jitsu ain't easy, bruh!
  14. Chinese smartphone maker Gionee has launched its first edge-to-edge smartphone - the M7 Power in India. Unveiled in China in September, the M7 Power is the first from the brand to come with an 18:9 display. The main highlight of the device is it's 5,000mAh Battery, for which the M series is popular for. The Gionee M7 Power features a 6-inch FullView IPS LCD display with a 1440x720 pixel resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with an Amigo 5.0 skin on top. It is powered by a 1.4GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. For storage, it offers 64GB of internal storage and microSD card support of up to 256GB. © Gionee In terms of optics, the Gionee M7 Power features a 13MP rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and LED flash, while for selfies, there is an 8MP sensor in front. The device houses a 5000mAh battery with fast charging and the device offers 4G, VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC as connectivity options. It also offers Private Space 2.0, fingerprint security and app lock for enhanced security. Commenting on the launch, David Chang, Global Sales Director, Gionee India, said, "The M7 Power is another intuitive product which, in the true sense, is a device that promises to empower users with superior quality and seamless experience with many firsts to its credit -- from the 3D photo concept to a FullView infinity display." © Gionee Priced at Rs.16,999, it will be available in Blue, Gold and Black colour variants across all retail stores starting November 25. Pre-bookings for the M7 Power can be done via Amazon starting November 17. Buyers pre-booking the device will get exclusive offers like extra Rs.3,000 off on exchange and extra 10GB of 4G data from Jio for 10 months on recharging their connection with Rs.309 and above. Customers will also get a one-time free screen replacement within 6 months from the date of activation of the smartphone. Apart from this, the company is also offering no cost EMI on credit cards starting at Rs.1,417 per month. © Gionee "Gionee has strategically decided to tap into its power to create smart products with exclusive features, especially customised and localised for our growing consumer base in India," Chang also added. Gionee currently has 6 percent of the smartphone market share in India and has been actively launching newer devices to take on the likes of OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi in the budget range.
  15. The iPhone X is now in the hands of users and one of the most touted features of the smartphone is Face ID, which has replaced the traditional fingerprint scanner. Apple claimed that it was extremely secure and reassured users that it cannot be fooled. © YouTube However, a video appeared on YouTube showing a 10-year old kid unlocking his mother's iPhone X with his own face. In the video, the mother shows her face was registered for facial recognition but her son was still able to unlock the smartphone. Both, mother and son demonstrated that they could unlock the phone by simply looking at the screen. The son shows it clearly in the video that the screen is locked and would unlock after he stared at the screen. © MensXP Face ID uses the neural engine that 3D maps a user's face in real time. In order to register one's face, users have to rotate their head in a circular motion so that the TrueDepth camera can capture all the details. After a user's face is registered, one needs to simply swipe up to unlock the smartphone. Apple has said in the past that there is only a one-in-a-million chance someone can get around the system, and it can't be confused by hairstyles, beards, or hats. It was very surprising to see in the mother-son video that the iPhone X would unlock with a different face without any hindrance. The problem was solved after the mother re-registered her face, however, she decided to replicate the same lighting as the first time she set up her Face ID. It was later found that they were able to unlock the phone yet again. © MensXP This is not the first time Face ID has been fooled as we covered earlier how a security group was able to fool Face ID by using a 3D printed mask. The mask in the video is made of a silicone nose, specially crafted “skin”, and 3D-printed parts. Face ID lets only setup one face per iPhone and Apple recommends you never reset your Face ID. This is because the performance of the security method improves over time as it learns your face every day. It could be possible that the iPhone X learned the young boy's features after a few successful unlocks.