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Too much screen time, too little sleep linked to child development problems: Study

Too much screen time, too little sleep linked to child development problems: Study

Health
The average American child spends 3.6 hours staring at a computer, television, tablet, or smartphone daily -- an amount of screen time associated with inferior cognitive development and academic performance, according to a new study of over 4,500 children between the ages of eight and 11 published yesterday in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. The study was conducted by Canadian researchers, but examined children in the U.S. using the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth. Those guidelines recommend that children get nine to 11 hours of uninterrupted sleep, less than two hours of screen time and at least one hour of physical activity every day. The children who scored best on tests for assessing language abilities, memory, executive function, attention, and proc...
Public sector banks are much easier to defraud than private sector ones: Here's the proof

Public sector banks are much easier to defraud than private sector ones: Here's the proof

Finance
Clearly, it is much easier to defraud public sector banks than private sector ones in India and the figures speak volumes about the way the latter are run. According to the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) annual report for 2017-18, during 2017-18, public sector banks accounted for almost all (92.9 per cent) of the amount involved in frauds. While the private sector banks accounted for 6 per cent. With regards to the cumulative amount involved in frauds till March 31, 2018, PSBs accounted for around 85 per cent, while the private sector banks accounted for a little over 10 per cent. Banking frauds in general are on the rise. According the central bank’s annual report, the number of cases on frauds reported by banks were generally hovering at around 4500 in the last 10 years before thei
Corporate governance standards at PSBs much better than ever before, says Goyal

Corporate governance standards at PSBs much better than ever before, says Goyal

Finance
Emphasising that corporate governance standards being followed by public sector banks are much better than ever before, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal today said the government has stopped the "phone-call thing" coming in from Delhi to the banks. In an apparent dig at the previous UPA regime, Goyal said that not a single phone call would go to "give a loan, to address a loan, to restructure a loan or to settle a loan". Against the backdrop of high amounts of stressed assets in the banking system, the ruling BJP had alleged that earlier, banks used to get calls from the higher ups in the national capital to provide loans to various entities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also made references to it while replying to the debate on no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha last month. Goyal told...
Demi Lovato net worth: How much is singer in hospital with suspected drug overdose worth?

Demi Lovato net worth: How much is singer in hospital with suspected drug overdose worth?

Entertainment
Reports from TMZ suggested Demi Lovato had been rushed to hospital in LA with a suspected heroin overdose.However, since then the website has reported it was not heroin she had used.Emergency services rushed to the 25-year-old’s Hollywood Hills home Tuesday morning.The Sober singer would not tell paramedics which drug she had taken when they arrived.Demi is now said to be awake and responsive in hospital after paramedics brought her back to consciousness using Narcan.The medication, which is sprayed into the nose, blocks the effects of opioids and restores normal breathing.Demi has previously spoken openly about her battle with alcohol and drugs.Despite her struggles, she is still releasing music which has earned her a small fortunate. ...
Your credit score could mean as much as $45,000 in savings … or expenses

Your credit score could mean as much as $45,000 in savings … or expenses

Finance
Over your lifetime you’re going to need things you can only buy on credit. Big things. A house. A car. A dream vacation, or college tuition. Most people have to finance these things. And a lackluster score will make them more expensive, because you’ll pay more in interest. A survey from LendingTree shines a light on exactly how much a lower credit score can cost you over a lifetime. The site analyzed loan requests and average loan balances for an apples-to-apples comparison on wha...