Fame broke something in me: Knightley

KEIRA Knightley hates being famous. The British actress admits she’s ill-equipped to cope with being recognized.
“I think it broke something in me,” Keira said of fame. “I was told very early on that if I didn’t go out to openings and parties and events I would be left alone. I didn’t, and they still didn’t leave me alone.”
“I knew it was part of the deal in the life I had signed up to, but the fear of it has never left me.

Eight-hour sleep really improves your looks

IF you want to look attractive and healthy, the best thing you can do is get a good night’s sleep, say researchers, backing the “beauty sleep” concept.
A new study by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has found people who have a good night’s sleep, eight hours of shut-eye daily, look more beautiful and healthy than those who don’t, the ‘British Medical Journal’ reported.

World’s oldest Facebooker

GREAT grandmother Lillian Lowe Wednesday claimed she is the world’s oldest Facebook user at 103 - and she updates her status from her iPad.
Cyber centenarian signed up for the website to keep track of what her seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren are up to.
Just two months away from her 104th birthday, the family of young-at-heart Lillian believe she is the oldest of the social networking website’s 500 million users around the world.

Johansson, Reynolds end marriage

SCARLETT Johansson and Ryan Reynolds have become the latest Hollywood stars to call time on their marriage.
“After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we’ve decided to end our marriage,” they say in a joint statement. “We entered our relationship with love and it’s with love and kindness we leave it. While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.”

How life survived Snowball Earth

LIFE may have survived a cataclysmic global freeze some 700 million years ago in pockets of open ocean.
Researchers claim to have found evidence in Australia that turbulent seas still raged during the period, where micro-organisms may have clung on for life. Conditions on what is dubbed Snowball Earth were so harsh that most life is thought to have perished.Details are published in the journal Geology.

Jennifer, Michael Hall file for divorce

JENNIFER CARPENTER, the American actress best known for her role in ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’, is set to divorce from husband Michael C. Hall after just one and a half years of marriage, reports the New York Daily News.
The couple, who work together on the hit show ‘Dexter’, married back in December 2008. The pair were thrust into the media spotlight earlier this year after it was revealed that the actor had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma,

Drinking milk lowers heart disease risk

DRINKING three glasses of milk per day decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease by 18 per cent, says researchers.
Wageningen and Harvard University researchers examined 17 studies from Europe, USA and Japan, and found no link between the consumption of regular or low-fat dairy and any increased risk of heart disease, stroke or total mortality.

Emma Caddick has created this phone concept

Using modern gadgets usually becomes difficult for the visually impaired or even elderly people due to their complex functions. Making life easy for special users, British designer Emma Caddick has created a mobile phone concept that presents simple functions to make and receive phone calls without the help of others. Hailed as “SimpleSee,” the new phone also features large,

Supergun to destroy enemy from 160km distance

London: Scientists are developing what they call a supergun which could obliterate a target 160km away through sheer power using a bullet fired at eight times the speed of sound. The gun, which was tested recently at the Naval Surface Warfare Centre in Dahlgren, Virginia, has been described as the most powerful in the world.

Digital map to guide for blinds

Modern cities surrounded by mega structures have become so complex where even normal visitors feel estranged and get lost in the maddening lanes, and not to talk about visitors with low or no vision. Providing a solution, German designer Rob has come up with a digital street map named the “plan.b” that provides a tactile representation of surroundings to the visually impaired, navigating them safely in puzzling lanes.

New messaging phone - Review of Nokia C3

Nokia unveiled its new messaging phone Nokia C3. The new C3 is competitive and comes in a very affordable price range. The phone is nice and sleek with a complete QWERTY keyboard. Nokia aimed C3 for usage by heavy texters and social network users. The phone comes with 2.4” display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm audio jack, microSD card slot and microUSB. Nokia C3 Price is relatively at the lower end

Choose Your Food Wisely

Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible – all which can be achieved by learning some nutrition basics and incorporating them in a way that works for you. Choose the types of foods that improve your health and avoid the types of foods that raise your risk for such illnesses as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Classy and Stylish Italian Home Decor

The elegance presented from your home decorated with modern Italian future is incomparable with other styles of homes. The classy and stylish furniture holds an upbeat modernistic feeling, but retains an Old World sense, with dark and sultry leathers and polished dark metals as fastenings. The antique feel with the blacker and white modern mixed together creates a level of class and sophistication that cannot be attained another way.

Facebook map of the world

Facebook intern Paul Butler has been poring through some of the data held by the social networking firm on its 500m members.
The map above is the result of his attempts to visualise where people live relative to their Facebook friends. Each line connects cities with pairs of friends. The brighter the line, the more friends between those cities.

Richard Holbrooke was US special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan

US diplomat Richard Holbrooke was engaged with sorting out Afghanistan's problems when he died. His robust style did not always endear him to politicians in Afghanistan or Pakistan.
Behind the requisite tributes to Richard Holbrooke from Afghan leaders lay a very troubled relationship.
There were some spectacular rows behind the scenes. In the aftermath of the presidential elections, for example,

FIDA folding mat offers an instant seating

Displayed at the Interieur 2010 in Kortrijk, Belgium, the “FIDA” by Patrick Frey is a fully functional folding mat that offers an instant seating to place you comfortably anywhere, anytime. Made in PU foam covered in codura, the soft water repellent mat transforms from a flat surface to sturdy, upright seating. All you need to do is lock the top two corners together with the fastening belt,

Review of Sony’s new Nex-5 Camera

The Sony NEX-5 is one of two models in Sony’s new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera range, the NEX-5 is the more expensive of the two models and come with more features.
The Sony NEX-5 features a 14.2 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, and Sony’s E-mount lens system,

Dynamic Eye sunglasses to reduce glare

Chris Mullin from Pittsburgh has designed a pair of smart electronic sunglasses that pinpoint and reduce glare using a moving liquid crystal display spot inside the lens. Dubbed "Dynamic Eye", the sunglasses dim direct sunlight or other hot spots without dimming everything else in view, so you no longer have to worry about driving home with the sun streaming directly into your line of vision.
Mullin came up with the electronic sunglasses after completing his PhD in physics from the University of California at Berkeley.

Wireless Number pad - Apple Keyboard

There’s no arguing that Apple’s Wireless Keyboard is a slim and sexy piece of kit – as far as keyboards go anyway. However, its svelte, bag friendly dimensions come at the cost of a numerical keypad. While such an omission is fine for some, it’s no good for the likes of accountants, mathematicians, numerologists and statisticians who are better served by the old USB extended keyboard. But it looks like even these users will be able to enjoy freedom from wires with the LMP Bluetooth Keypad.

Lady’s Rechargeable Heated Slippers

With winter coming upon us, staying warm is definitely something that all should look into – after all, how can you function at your optimal level if you’re freezing (inside or outside)? Well, Hammacher intends to keep the feet of your lady nice and toasty with the Lady’s Rechargeable Heated Slippers. These will be totally different from microwavable models that lose their warmth in less than an hour, as these rechargeable heated slippers are full well capable of warding off chilly feet for up to half a dozen hours.

Recipe - Crispy Chicken Fingers

1 1/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut across into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup lowfat buttermilk
Cooking spray
4 cups whole-grain corn cereal (recommended: cornflakes)
1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper
Honey-Mustard Sauce, recipe follows

Perfect family should be bound with love

Effective parenting and a warm home is possible only with help of a mother. Living in an advanced and developing scenario, mothers have become helpless and are forced to challenge the competing life style. Here are ten tips that would help to shape up and get back to a fine stream of parenting, becoming a good mother. 1. Love based relationshipA perfect family should be bound with love. It acts as a bridge among family members, and mother holds a primary responsibility in showing love.

Pakistan is also something of a Miracle - The Room for optimism in Youth

Ever since returning to live in Pakistan a few months ago, I’ve been struck by the pervasive negativity of views here about our country. Whether in conversation, on television, or in the newspaper, what I hear and read often tends to boil down to the same message: our country is going down the drain. But I’m not convinced that it is. I don’t dispute for a second that these are hard times. Thousands of us died last year in terrorist attacks. Hundreds of thousands were displaced by military operations.

Michael Jackson new album - Review

Michael Jackson originally became famous during the vinyl era, an age that gave us Elvis, The Beatles and the Motown label on which The King Of Pop first made his name. But it was only when music embraced the new technology of the Eighties that he became a ­global superstar. It was then that he delivered the best-selling album of all time in Thriller, and used MTV to realise the potential of the pop video.

The Royal Navy’s newest hunter-killer submarine

Her nuclear reactor could power a city the size of Southampton, she will never need refuelling and she can use her guided ­missiles to pulverise an enemy more than 1,000 miles away. Meet HMS Ambush, the Royal Navy’s newest hunter-killer submarine. The ‘super-sub’ is able to make oxygen and fresh water from ­seawater, to keep the 98 crew — it has not yet been decided if this will include women — alive in time of crisis.

GymyGym exercise chair - Workout at office

A relatively recent shift from manual labor to office-type work has resulted in a large chunk of today's workforce spending eight hours or more sitting at a desk or workstation. The general health and fitness of a significant proportion of such a workforce is bound to suffer as a result. Anyone wanting to fight against this decline can of course opt for gym membership, but Adam Ben-David thinks he has a better solution. The GymyGym ergonomic exercise chair places a full body workout at your disposal without ever having to leave your desk.

Cinema Timings

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DHA Cinema - Lahore

DHA Cinema Lahore
DHA Cinema, Lahore
DHA Cinema is one of the most modern Cinema Theaters in Lahore,Attracting thousands of proud Lahori’s to the Cinema Halls it has played both International and Local Movies to revive the concept of going to the movies as a popular pass time.
Located at 305-R, DHA, Lahore, Pakistan.
Tel: 042-35066888, 042-35747532,

Thai Fish cake with Thai cucumber salad

For the fish cakes500g/1lb 2oz fish fillets
½ red pepper, chopped
2 red chillies, chopped
2 tbsp coriander
3 spring onions, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 stalk lemongrass, tender part only, chopped
1 tbsp fish sauce
125ml/4fl oz coconut milk
1 whole egg
125g/4½oz green beans
vegetable oil

Fast fat-blasting Workout tips for this winter

Want to lose the seven pounds most of us effortlessly gain during this winter season? One way to beat the holiday bulge is to plan ahead and commit to a regular circuit training routine that will put a stop to winter weight gain. This full-body workout emphasizes the core abdominal muscles. Keep in mind that although these exercises are done without weights, because the workout is continuous, it is very intense. If you are not already in good shape, take precautions and go at your own pace at first until you build up strength.
Modified push-up
Exercise: Start by getting down on your hands and knees on an exercise mat or carpet. From the hands and knees, do a modified push-up from your bent knees.

The Great wall of Ranikot Fort - Sindh

It is located in the Kirthar Range, about 30 km southwest of Sann, in Jamshoro District, Sindh, Pakistan. It is approximately 90 km north of Hyderabad. It has an approximate diameter of 6 km. Its walls are on the average 6 meters high and are made of gypsum and lime cut sandstone and total circumference is about 20 km. While originally constructed for bow and arrow warfare it was later expanded to withstand firearms.
It is reputed to be the largest unexplored fort in the world. The purpose of its construction and the reason for the choice of its location are still unknown.

For Many Teens and Even Adults, The Gadgets Never Turn Off

Years before the full-scale takeover of technology that now consumes our society and is rewiring the brain function of our youth,  Albert Einstein  remarked that, “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”  He may have been referring to the atom bomb at the time, but were he here to witness the distraction media that dominates our lives, he may well have sounded a louder warning.
Recent research from top neuroscientists have confirmed that the combined effects of extensive digital multitasking and the speed of interaction are creating in kids a continuously increasing need for more stimulus with a significantly decreased attention span and ability to focus.

The Number of Indian Women Willing To Be Surrogates is Rising

The midday sun is ferociously hot outside the Akanksha Infertility Clinic, a scuffed concrete building in the small Indian city of Anand. Crammed into a single patch of shade by the gate, a stray cow and a family of beggars — caked so uniformly in dung-colored dust they resemble clay models — wait out the noontime heat.
Inside, the lobby is jammed with barefoot female patients in circus-bright saris. Nurses in white Indian tunics scuttle among them, hollering out names and brandishing medical files.
The air smells faintly of sweat and damp cement. On the walls, blurry photos of babies and newspaper clippings celebrate the clinic's raison d'être:

Wind Chime Melodies Makes You Feel Nostaglgic

The subtle melodious tunes of wind chimes, when it dangles sweetly with slightest breeze, set an ambiance of soothing tranquility throughout our natural environment.  Be it the front porch, balcony, backyard or in bedroom window, Wind chimes brings about an enchanting ambiance, when its soft and sweet music touches our ears, envelops our soul within its gentle musical feel. Wind chimes' extremely calming notes have an amazing power to take us on to a spiritual journey, In ancient China, wind chimes were believed to carry good health, fortune and prosperity through the beautiful tunes.

World's oldest Christmas tree returns

Families all over the country follow the same annual tradition of getting the artificial Christmas tree out of its box when the time comes to put up the decorations. But the Parker family has been doing it longer than any other because they are still using a tree they first bought in 1886. Complete with the original baubles and tinsel, their 14 inch tree is in its 124th year and has been authenticated as the world's oldest imitation Christmas tree. It cost six pence when it was bought in the mid-Victorian era but was last valued at £1,000 by experts at the Antiques Road Show in 2005.

Audio Service of The Bible via Mobile Phone in Pakistan

Christians in Pakistan have praised the first-ever audio service of the Bible via mobile phones. The project was launched by E-verses, a private telecommunication company, on Dec. 6 at the Karachi Press Club. About 200 media workers listened as Christian project designer Philemon Joseph demonstrated the service by playing Qur’anic and Biblical verses on a loud speaker followed by quotations from Hazrat Ali, the fourth Islamic Caliph.
Joseph said he got the inspiration months ago while reading the Bible and came up with the idea of providing people “easy access” to the word of the God.

JCB is the world’s roughest, toughest phone

The JCB Toughphone Sitemaster — yes, the industrial digger people have branched out — claims to be the most resilient mobile in the world. The company makes some bold claims. Apparently, it can survive underwater for eight hours; can endure heat of 75C and below freezing temperatures of -30C; and is able to withstand extreme vibration and compression.
If the Toughphone were a person, it’d be climbing Everest and swimming the Atlantic.
The JCB one is right at the other end of the spectrum — what Jeremy Clarkson would call ‘the most incredible phone in the world’.

Sanjay Dutt and Akshaye Khanna in No Problem

"No Problem", if we must talk about it, is no better or worse than all the other, comedies that have come and groaned. A series of wildly improbable characters and ideas strung together in sequences of flabbergasting haphazardness, this is the sort of comic romp where the laughter is lost in transit. The credits boast of four writers. But there is no rhyme in the crime any logic in the laughter. Just fasten your seat belts and let Anees Bazmi, a fine writer when given better circumstances, take you for a ride. The film opens with Sanjay Dutt and Akshaye Khanna playing two con men Yash and Raj (Yash-Raj, get it? ha ha) rescuing a baby gorilla from the dicky of Paresh Rawal's car.

Rajinikanth turns 60

MUMBAI: The Indian nation's biggest screen idol Rajinikanth celebrates his 60th birthday today.

The megastar who usually prefers to celebrate this day out of town, has decided to spend the day with his family after many years.

2010 has been a really good year for the icon, both career and family wise. While Enthiran has gone on to become the biggest commercial hit ever, on the personal front two new additions to his family have kept Rajini busy.

Demi, Ashton join cause against Human trafficking

CAIRO: With more than 2.4 million people held captive across the world, human trafficking has become one of today's major crimes and issues of social concern.

To find new ways to tackle this scourge, the 'End Human Trafficking Now: Enforcing the UN Protocol Luxor International Forum' kicked off today bringing together policy makers, civil society and business leaders from around the world.

Deepika’s first item number in ‘Dum maro dum’

MUMBAI: In the upcoming film of Abhishek bachchan ‘Dum maro dum’ ,actress Deepika Padukone will be performing an item song.

It will the first item number of deepika. Film dum maro dum has abhishek and bipasha in the lead role. Its not bips, but Deepika who was selected for the song. The song will be a promotional number.

Deepika wasn’t even in talks with Rohan regarding the ‘Dum Maro Dum’ item song. Rohan Sippy was considering other names then Deepika was suggested. She was selected unanimously.
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