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The Real Reason You’re Unlucky in Love, According to Science

That stereotypical break-up line (you know the one: “It’s not you, it’s me”) may not actually be true.

When figuring out whether a new relationship will work, people tend to focus on a potential partner’s negative traits-even if he or she actually has many positive qualities, according to researched published late last year in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin but making the rounds now. In fact, just one or two negative qualities can be enough justification to stop seeing that person.

“We have a general tendency to attend more closely to negative information than we do to positive information,” Gregory Webster, one of the study’s authors and an associate professor of psychology at the University of Florida, said in a statement released Monday.

The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Florida, Western Sydney University, Indiana University, Singapore Management University, and Rutgers University, examined information from six independent studies to determine the top relationship deal breakers and the effect they have on the formation of romantic relationships. The top deal breakers, in no particular order, were unattractiveness, unhealthy lifestyle, undesirable personality traits, differing religious beliefs, limited social status, differing mating strategies, and differing relationship goals.

Interestingly, the findings show that women and people in committed relationships are generally more sensitive to deal breakers than other segments of the population. Friendships, on the other hand, are not as strongly affected by negative traits. But some deal breakers, like dishonesty, are universally avoided.

“Things that can harm are generally more important [to pay attention to] than things that can help you,” Webster said. But it’s important to note that what’s considered a deal breaker for some may be a deal maker for others. For example, some individuals may be attracted to an impulsive person-others will prefer someone more predictable.

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MOM teaser: Sridevi’s film impresses audience in Pakistan, and there is a reason. Watch video

Sridevi’s MOM teaser promises a nail-biting thriller. Sridevi’s MOM teaser promises a nail-biting thriller.

MOM motion poster had a monologue of Nawazuddin Siddiqui telling us how a mother’s love is selfless and doesn’t change with time. If that had left you intrigued, then you must watch the film’s teaser, which we can bet will leave your curiosity soaring, seeking answers to so many questions. Ever since MOM’s teaser has released, it has received over 1.2 million views and 10,499 likes on YouTube in 24 hours. The video has received over 900 comments, most of which have apparently come from the Pakistani audience. If you are wondering why, then we must tell you that the girl who plays the daughter of Sridevi is a famous Pakistani actor named Sajal Ali. In fact, Pakistan’s famous actor Adnan Siddiqui is also seen in a pivotal role in MOM.

In the teaser, Sridevi is in search for something that lands her in danger. But what is it? Is she searching for her lost daughter? A particular scene and feel of the teaser also reminds us of Sujoy Ghosh’s directorial Kahaani, which starred Vidya Balan. However, the motive of search in both the films is different.

While you keep guessing the reason behind the thrilling story of Sridevi, it is Nawazuddin Siddiqui who might be missed. Why? Because of the actor’s brilliant disguise. Nawaz is known for getting into the skin of his characters. This time, he has got into the look of his part way too deeply. Using prosthetics, the actor is playing an old-age man in the film, who is running away from something. Now, he could be running away from Sridevi or running away from being caught.

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In the one minute teaser, you also catch a glimpse of Akshaye Khanna. The actor made a comeback while playing a negative character in 2016 film Dishoom after a hiatus of four years. In MOM, Akshaye too seems to be discovering his own journey. So, are these characters related to each other? The video ends with a monologue of Sridevi where she asks the audience a question – “What will you chose between wrong and very wrong?”

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MOM has been produced by Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor and is directed by Ravi Udyawar. The poster of MOM bore stark resemblance with that of Raveena Tandon’s Maatr. The two had quite a similar treatment. However, Raveena made it clear that both the films deal with different issues.

MOM will hit the screens on July 14.

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Attack on Africans in Greater Noida: Not correct to draw conclusion as probe is pending, says MEA

Centre said the attacks on Africans in Greater Noida cannot be categorised as racial yet, and that it is not correct to draw a conclusion on “the nature and the reason” for these acts as the probe is pending. (File Photo) Centre said the attacks on Africans in Greater Noida cannot be categorised as racial yet, and that it is not correct to draw a conclusion on “the nature and the reason” for these acts as the probe is pending. (File Photo)

The Centre on Thursday said the attacks on Africans in Greater Noida cannot be categorised as racial yet, and that it is not correct to draw a conclusion on “the nature and the reason” for these acts as the probe is pending. On the alleged attack on a Kenyan woman on Wednesday, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said Kenyan diplomats held a meeting with officials of the ministry concerned, and it has been conveyed to the Indian side that the reported incident “does not correspond with reality”. Asserting that such attacks were “completely unacceptable and have been condemned”, he said the government is engaged with the authorities concerned as well as the students.

Asked if these were racial attacks, Baglay said, “Pending the investigation, it is not correct to go into the nature and the reason for these particular activities. There will be a better understanding after the outcome of the probe.” Four Nigerian students were attacked by residents of Greater Noida after a 17-year-old Indian boy died last week at the NSG Black Cats Enclave due to suspected drug overdose. The residents had taken out a protest march after police released from their custody some Nigerians, who were detained in connection with the boy’s death, due to “lack of evidence”.

Terming these acts as “the action of the uninformed and misguided few”, Baglay said they do not detract from the deep belief of the government and the people of India of “vasudeva kutumbakam (the world is one family)”. “We will continue to welcome African people as valuable partners. Our engagement with Africa, embodied among others in the implementation of the historic IAFS – III, will continue to grow,” he said.

Baglay said the external affairs minister has spoken to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, and Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar has spoken to the acting High Commissioner of Nigeria. “We are in touch with the Nigerian High Commission in New Delhi. The students who were hurt during the incident have been treated at a local hospital and have already been released,” he said. Law enforcement authorities of the district have made arrests and a large number of people are under watch, he said, adding, “The investigation is on and the law of the land will prevail.”

The ministry is in touch with the Gautam Buddha Nagar district administration, which has enhanced round-the-clock security in the area, Baglay said. He also noted that the district magistrate held a meeting that was attended by the residents and foreign students’ associations in the presence of representatives from the Nigerian High Commission.

Meanwhile, Nigeria called the Indian envoy in Abuja to register its protest over attacks on its nationals in India and sought “diligent prosecution” against the perpetrators. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Olushola Enikanolaiye, sought action from the Indian government during his meeting with Indian envoy BN Reddy in Abuja Wednesday, state-run News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported.

(With Inputs from PTI)

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Baahubali 1 earned Rs 600 crore but made zero profit. The reason is Baahubali 2

Baahubali 2 is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Baahubali 2 is one of the most anticipated movies of the year.

SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 will be released on 6500 screens and will eye a big box office number. It will most likely break box office records too. Starring Rana Daggubati and Prabhas, Baahubali 2 is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. In comparison to the hype and attention surrounding Baahubali 2, it’s interesting to see how the first instalment – Baahubali The Beginning didn’t earn any profit despite breaking records and earning Rs 600 crore on worldwide box office. Film exhibitor Akshaye Rathi explains how producers didn’t earn any profit from Baahubali The Beginning.

Akshaye Rathi told indianexpress.com, “The overall cost and budget of both films including production and marketing is around Rs 450 crore. The whole Baahubali franchise comprises two movies. Makers ended up investing a large chunk of overall cost on the sets and locations. Even before the release of Baahubali, makers had shot a major portion of the second film. So while makers invested the entire amount on both movies combined, they are looking for revenues from both films. The revenues from theatrical rights of both films will be around Rs 600 crore. So makers are going to earn a bare minimum of Rs 150-200 crore of profit from both films.”

When asked if Karan Johar was the only one to make profit from Baahubali 1, Akshaye says, “Karan was only distributing the Hindi version of Baahubali. So he was paid a certain amount and he got his revenue from the film. He obviously made money and so did Anil Thadani. If Baahubali 2 gets released, producers are sure going to earn a profit. Eventually, everyone associated with the franchise will make money.”

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Akshaye also said that Baahubali 2 is going to be the huge trendsetter, “Creating Baahubali was a calculated risk. The makers are taking the world of Baahubali beyond theatres, satellite and digital. It’s 360-degree monetization. It’s about an experience that has been crafted for the big screen.”

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The Reason These Divorced Parents Take Photos Together Will Break Your Heart

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A divorce can be painstaking for kids, but it doesn’t have to be – just ask co-parents Victoria and Adam Baldwin. Facebook page LoveWhatMatters shared their decision to keep up their tradition of taking a family portrait post-divorce. Why? Because even if they’re not married anymore, they’re both still parents to their kid.

“The top two photos were taken when Adam and I were married,” Victoria explained in the post. “The bottom two, taken nearly one year and over two years after our divorce was finalized. We are not in love, we don’t always agree, we’re not best friends, sometimes we don’t even like one another. But you know what we are? We are forever connected because of our beautiful, smart, kind, compassionate, funny son. We RESPECT one another. We remember that neither of our roles as parents take precedence over the other – neither one of us are any more important to the life of our son. We BOTH need to be there, we BOTH deserve quality time and quality memories with him. Neither of us blame one another for the direction our relationship took. We do not place blame on one another, and we certainly don’t place blame in the presence of our son.”

“Adam and I are not perfect co-parents, but we made a deal when we got divorced, to put our son first and to value the richness that we each bring to his life, for different reasons,” she explained. “So yes, we still have a family portrait taken, and I still pay good money to have the images printed, framed, and placed in our son’s bedroom; he may not grow up with parents who live in the same house… but he will grow up to see respect, kindness, empathy, compassion, perseverance, flexibility, and even sacrifice being modeled by both of his parents and he will know it is possible to fall out of love but never fall apart.”

Commenters were divided: While many thought the photos were beautiful and representative of what a split should look like, one went so far to call it a “farce.” Another said it was “unnecessary,” because you could just as easily take candid photos (like at events you’re all at together), while also raising the question of what will happen when new romantic partners enter the (metaphorical) picture.

The reality, of course, is that all divorces look different, and maybe this is just a very rare case of a blissfully friendly breakup, and, hey, to each his or her own when it comes to how they want to take family portraits. And it’s comforting to know that there are parents that get along and respect each other and at least want to demonstrate symbolically that their kid is priority number one – which, no matter the circumstance of the divorce, should always be true.

But you can obviously still co-parent successfully, attend gatherings together joyously, respect one another, take pride in your kids’ accomplishments, and console him or her without taking photos like this. You don’t need a photo to show kids that they will always come first and that you love them unconditionally.

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Too early to forecast: Jumping the gun on Monsoon

The reason isn’t simply because El Nino is just one among many factors that influence rains over India during the season. The reason isn’t simply because El Nino is just one among many factors that influence rains over India during the season.

The first official forecast is at least a couple of weeks away, but predictions on the southwest monsoon’s performance — including by a private forecaster that has got it wrong in the past — have already begun.

These are based largely on indications that El Nino-like conditions could develop in the equatorial Pacific Ocean during the second half of the four-month season (June-September) that brings nearly 75 per cent of India’s annual rainfall.

Scientists, however, say that it’s too early to make any reliable claim about this year’s monsoon. The reason isn’t simply because El Nino is just one among many factors that influence rains over India during the season. Right now, it’s even not clear whether at all it would develop and when.

“Some models are indicating that an El Nino may emerge by July, but the confidence in that prediction is not very high at present,” said J Srinivasan of the Divecha Centre for Climate Change at the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore.

El Nino refers to an abnormal warming of sea surface waters in the equatorial Pacific Ocean that is known to impact weather events worldwide. In India, it is associated with a suppressed rainfall during the monsoon season.

The Climate Prediction Centre of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States, in its latest outlook, has said that the current “neutral” conditions were likely to continue till “at least the northern hemisphere spring (of) 2017”, even while there are “increasing chances” of El Nino developing towards the fall season. That would mean an El Nino cannot be expected before August-September or the monsoon’s second half.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology, too, is pointing to only a “50 per cent chance of El Nino developing” this year, “during the second half of 2017”. Its latest outlook says that El Nino may emerge by the “end of autumn” (i.e. around September). The Japan Meteorological Agency also believes there is a 60 per cent chance that the current neutral conditions “will persist during the spring and summer”. That leaves only a 40 per cent probability of El Nino developing by August.

Even if there is an El Nino event, its impact on actual rainfall over India would not be evident till almost the end of the season.

But there are also other reasons why El Nino might not be a very good indicator to use at this point of time. Scientists warn that outlooks for El Nino in March and early April are not very reliable due to what is known as ‘Spring Predictability Barrier’.

It refers to the increased uncertainty in predicting the El Nino phenomenon during this time when sea surface temperatures are in a transitory phase. “Caution must be exercised (in reading El Nino signals), as models have lower accuracy at this time of the year,” says the outlook from the Australian agency.

That apart, establishing a direct one-on-one correlation between El Nino and the monsoon might itself be problematic. In the past, there have been quite a few El Nino years when the country received good monsoon rainfall. The India Meteorological Department, in fact, uses at least five major indicators to forecast the monsoon. El Nino is only one of them, albeit important.

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Why Akshay Kumar changed his name to Rajiv Bhatia? Kumar Gaurav is the reason

Akshay Kumar had a small appearance in Kumar Gaurav’s film Aaj. Akshay Kumar had a small appearance in Kumar Gaurav’s film Aaj.

They say what’s in the name. But for Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, it was all about the name. It isn’t a hidden fact that Akshay’s real name is Rajiv Bhatia. But not many know the actual reason behind his name change. Akshay is still called Rajiv by his near and dear ones. And the star has never really spoken about why he preferred a different screen name just before his Bollywood 1991 film Saugandh as the main lead. But not anymore. Akshay himself revealed the story behind rechristening himself as Rajiv, and the reason is as exciting, as it is amusing.

Akshay, who will next be seen in an important special appearance in this weekend release Naam Shabana, was in capital New Delhi for one of its promotions. According to a HT report, one of Akshay’s fans asked the question as to why he gave up his original name — Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia? The audience could never have guessed Jolly LLB 2 star’s reply.

“No one has ever asked me this question. My first film was Aaj (1987), which was directed by Mahesh Bhatt and starred Kumar Gaurav. The name of Gaurav’s character was Akshay. I had a 4.5-second role in it and I would only observe Gaurav and his acting. I don’t know what happened but one day I just went to the court and got my name changed,” Akshay said.

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He went on, “I don’t know why I changed my name. I just went to the Bandra East court and got it done. Main kuch bhi nahi tha us time pe phir bhi maine visiting card banwaye. Then I went out to get work, time was in my favour, and I got films after that.”

Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB 2 has crossed Rs 100 crore in India. Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB 2 has crossed Rs 100 crore in India.

Akshay’s changed name might have proved to be a lucky one for him, but we cannot ignore the fact that Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia has been equally good for him. After all, Akshay’s home banner Hari Om Entertainment, based on his maiden name, has produced hits like OMG–Oh My God, Holiday, Airlift and Rustom.

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Nigerians attacked: African students demand security from ‘hate crime’

One of the injured Nigerians alleged that he was assaulted for no reason. One of the injured Nigerians alleged that he was assaulted for no reason.

Claiming that the Greater Noida incident was a “hate crime”, an association of African students on Tuesday demanded that they be provided adequate security in the country. “In Greater Noida, they (locals) say that Africans ‘we don’t want you to be here anymore’. These are actually hate crimes towards African community. Africans are not secure in this country,” Association of African Students President Samuel Jack said.

He said Africans may not come to India for studies due to safety concerns in the wake of such incidents. “I urge them (Africans), wherever they are, to stop making India their destination of study until and unless there is proper security,” he added.

Jack claimed that the alleged attack on African students last night was mobilised by local youths and police have arrested six of them while two others were absconding.

Four Nigerian students were allegedly attacked by residents who took out a candle-light march for a 17-year-old boy who had died last week due to suspected drug overdose. The boy’s parents had alleged that the foreigners had kidnapped him and given him drugs which led to his death.

One of the injured Nigerians alleged that he was assaulted for no reason. “I don’t go to club in this country. I don’t drink. They assaulted me for no reason. I don’t know what to say. They do not want us to be in this country,” he claimed.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the central government was taking immediate action and that she had spoken to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who had assured her of a fair and impartial investigation into this “unfortunate” incident.

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