Tel Aviv [Israel], February 27 (ANI): The findings of a recent study led by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers suggests that for young drivers it is “absolutely impossible” to drive without listening to music.
The novel study was published in the journal Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain.
“To young drivers 18-29, music in the car isn’t just entertainment, it’s part of their autosphere whether they’re alone or not,” said Prof. Warren Brodsky, director of the BGU Music Science Lab in the Department of the Arts.
“They are so used to constant stimulation and absorbing great amounts of information throughout the day, that they don’t question how the type of tunes they play might affect concentration, induce aggressive behavior, or cause them to miscalculate risky situations,” added Brodsky.
“As the fastest growing research university in Israel, BGU provides studies that give us great insight into the causes and effects of human behavior,” said Doug Seserman, chief executive officer, American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
“Music is an essential, universal language which we can all appreciate. Undoubtedly, though, the concerns that stem from the results of this study are worth considering,” added Seserman.
According to the study published, 140 young adults responded to a 67-item questionnaire exploring how drivers engage with music while driving. Ironically, most of the respondents (80 per cent) claimed it was not only “difficult,” but sometimes “near impossible” to concentrate on traffic and road conditions without music playing. And once they arrive, most of the respondents will stay in their car at their destination until the song ends.
Almost all drivers (97 per cent), report listening to many short songs on long trips, and 65 per cent played “fast-paced” music while driving to work. More than two-thirds (76 per cent) play more “liberating” dance songs when on vacation or a holiday outing, 90 per cent play “upbeat” dance music on the way to a party.
“These young drivers believe that more stimulus actually helps their driving abilities,” Brodsky said. “This could become more of an issue in the future when it becomes critical to disengage from music and assume control in an autonomous vehicle.” (ANI)
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Exchange Your Bets – Top Betting Exchange Sites in India
In a betting exchange, one has to bet against other players. There are diverse types of bets to choose from at a betting exchange. You can choose from among them to make a considerable amount of profit. This is the reason why a host of top betting exchange sites in India are now available for your use. However, it can be a bit difficult to map out the most credible betting exchange sites among so many. To help differentiate the top picks from the remaining, we have curated this massive guide for your assistance. Here are the top names.
Fun88 is a secure gambling website that offers a 200% welcome bonus up to Rs. 30,000. There are also other bonuses for live casino and slot lovers. The site provides an easy-to-use user interface with high-end features that allows everyone to access it easily. Live Andar Bahar, Live Teen Patti, and Live Roulette are also some other games you can play here. The best part about Fun88 is that an individual can start their bet from as low as Rs. 200. Cricket and Football are also some other betting odds you can avail of here. For more comprehensive details, you can read this Fun88 review.
BetWinner provides a 100% bonus up to Rs. 8,000. Here, you can expose yourself to great odds and an extensive range of sports betting options. Cricket, Football, and Rugby are among the most popular sports betting options. The deposit options at BetWinner are also quite convenient. Netbanking, Skrill, and even Cryptocurrencies are accepted here. But you might want to consider that the site has a slightly cluttered dashboard. The customer support team may also be a bit slow in responding to your queries.
Here, you can receive massive bonuses up to Rs. 10,000. The site provides a range of sports betting options. The company was founded in 2007, and since then, it has focused on being a user-friendly site with convenient deposit and withdrawal options. Here, all personal information of players and bettors is also entirely secure. So, there is no risk of privacy issues too. But the only challenge is that their customer support team delivers a slow response rate that can put both players and bettors in jeopardy when needed. The bonuses too are not very impressive as compared to its other potential competitors.
At FairPlay, you can make the most of the best welcome bonuses. The site also provides an easy-to-navigate user interface with high-end payment solutions. Live streaming and real-time statistics to ease your betting experience only add to your comfort. But remember that the site does not offer any customer care number. So, you might face hindrances when in need of resolving your queries. Apart from this, FairPlay also has a massive Terms & Conditions section that can be a bit inconvenient to remember and read.
24Betting was one of the most recently founded exchange betting platforms in 2020. The site renders an array of options in the world of casino gaming. This may range from live games and popular Slots to table games. Here you can enjoy exchange betting on both in-play and pre-play matches. On your initial three deposits, you can avail of a 10% bonus.
The site also offers a list of payment options like UPI, Credit/debit cards, and net banking for your comfort. As such, you can use this exchange betting site in need. However, remember that you might face challenges with lower promotional offers and bonuses availed here. The site also does not have a mobile app, so you can only use it on your laptop and computer devices. It also only deals in INR, which might not be convenient if you want your transactions to be converted into any other currency as well.
At Satbet, you can make the most of massive jackpots. Here, you may also be able to make the most of diverse welcome bonuses and an extensive range of casino games. The site also provides 24*7 customer assistance along with a great sportsbook. You can also enjoy good deposit options and self-withdrawal options for maximum convenience. The website is also powered by Betfair India and provides an easy login experience as well. So, why keep waiting to use it?
How Does Betting At These Betting Exchanges Function?
In exchange betting, one is more capable of winning better odds than a basic bookmaker. Here, you can place your bets as per a negative or a positive result against any punter.
These exchange betting sites are popular, convenient, and loaded with high-end betting solutions for you. Remember to sign up for the one you prefer the most and make your profit at the earliest hour. However, ensure the site you choose fits your criteria and adheres to your betting needs.
Five fashion faux pas women should avoid
We are living in an era where there are not too many fashion rules. Thus, the go-to move is to choose an outfit that makes you feel comfortable.
Yet, even the outfits that seem to be effortless aren’t that easy to style. From matching different patterns and colours to picking out accessories, it takes a lot of thought. Here are some of the most common fashion mistakes to avoid.
1. Unbalanced proportions: To balance the proportions is all about styling in a way that makes your outfit look in harmony. It is important that you wear outfits as per your body shape. If you want to play with a baggy look, make sure you balance the rest of the outfit with a fitted look. For example, pair that baggy wide leg with a fitted crop top, or a baggy sweater with skinny fit jeans.
2. Overdoing or underdoing colours: Use the colour wheel to balance out the colours of your fit. As your comfort level increases, you will know which colour combination suits you best. But, too many colours in a single outfit can make your outfit lose its relevance. Choose an interesting combination of colours, be it bold or pastels.
3. Overloading of accessories: Too many accessories can actually ruin your entire outfit. It can take away the charm of your outfit. Make sure you choose a single statement piece and keep other accessories minimal.
4. Wrinkled Clothes: it is undoubtedly the most common and the most avoidable fashion faux pas. You may be wearing the trendiest shirt or the cutest flowy dress, but if it’s wrinkled, it will lose its charm. Looking shabby has never worked out for anyone. A well-ironed or crisp fit makes you look more poised and presentable.
5. Inappropriate Dressing: We can always add a touch of our personal style to our outfits for the office or special occasions, but completely ignoring the dress code is a faux pas. Read the room well before finalising your outfit.
It’s time to ace up your fashion game by avoiding these small fashion mistakes.
The writer is the CEO and co-founder of BoStreet.
How pop culture is deeply rooted in merchandise
Pop culture consists of contemporary cultural ideas that are transmitted through mass media and aimed particularly at younger people. Though it is a very broad term, one usually associates it with fashion, music, and contemporary iconography. Now preferences may change with times, fashions and trends, but the thing that endures is a steadfast love for pop culture.
Siddharth Sood or MC SID,
Aware of its immense popularity and potential, Siddharth Sood or MC SID as he is better known, launched Epic Stuff India in 2015, which is a platform catering to all things pop culture. It houses a large number of franchised brands to appeal to a wide variety of tastes and preferences. He says, “Our goal was to translate the essence of pop culture into products that are as innovative and distinctive as the licensed brand franchise itself. We strive to provide the best quality of cool products for pop culture fanatics, and along with that, our event decor and gifting collection provide customers with the best gifting experience for their loved ones. I felt a platform like this was necessary.”
With 15 years of experience in pop culture media, Sood started Epic Stuff by selling posters at college exhibitions. He was most inspired by his travels to New York City, particularly the Lower East Side and Williamsburg. The goal of this platform is to offer products that are an experiential extension of the brands that fans love. Epic Stuff is an official licensee of over 20 brands with a product portfolio that includes accessories, stationery, home, kitchen, and apparel. Currently, they are the leading officially licensed pop culture merchandise brand in India. Their sales growth in India has jumped 100 per cent year on year in the last two years. Exporting to international markets has yielded favourable results, and they are also the largest sellers on Amazon India and Comic Con India for licensed pop culture products.
Apart from this venture, Sood holds the distinction of being a popular and influential emcee and rapper under his chosen name MC SID. His particular brand of hosting is unique for being heavy on comedy and DJ beats. This makes him India’s first comedy rapper. His raps in English with a pinch of Hindi and Punjabi, consist of rib-tickling one-liners, and are much appreciated at corporate events and weddings. He has also created his own special brand of ‘team-building’ exercises called Comedy Rap, where he taps into the relaxing power of music by rapping with a percussionist for a wholesome experience. When asked about his unusual choice of profession, he says, “I chose this unconventional profession purely by mistake…I was part of the debating team in school and college and thoroughly enjoyed being on stage. One thing led to another, and I got the opportunity to be paid to have fun and do what I loved, hence decided to take it up as a profession!”
The concept of Epic Stuff ties in well with his persona. Further, his global exposure ensures that only the best merchandise is sold on his platform. One can access original merch featuring one-liners and characters from their favourite sitcoms and movies like Harry Potter/Game of Thrones/Friends or anything else. He adds, “This site is where you go when you have forgotten a really important birthday or anniversary and want to fake that you did not! You can also go a step further and send in an ‘epic quote’ to go along with your epic stuff. Say, you want to express your love (but not really…) to your secret crush? Or just want to let your homies or girl gang know how much they mean to you? Just browse through our collection of epic quotes on Instagram and become one of over 400k followers who have a witty slogan for every mood.”
Their most popular categories include stationery, home and kitchen products, and collectibles. They vary from bookmarks, notebooks, coffee mugs, and cushion covers to specifically themed collectibles like wands, maps, frames, etc.Epic Stuff delivers pan-India and has a strong distribution network across Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Maharashtra, Chennai, and Bengaluru.
The next time you or someone dear to you wants to show off their allegiance to a particular pop culture theme, you know exactly where to look.
Noor Anand Chawla pens lifestyle articles for various publications and her blog www.nooranandchawla.com. She can be reached on email@example.com.
WE LOOK FOR UNIQUENESS AND ORIGINAL WORK: AMRITA TIWARY
Kreative Minds presents a fine art show ‘Esthetique 2022 – My Style My Art’. With 45 artworks on display, made by eight artists, all these artworks are in different mediums, showcasing the varied styles of these artists.
Art has no boundaries, it is for everyone. Firmly believing in this adage, Bengaluru-based Kreative Minds is back with its popular fine art show titled ‘Esthetique 2022 – My Style My Art’. It was inaugurated on 17 June 2022 and is a three-day fine arts exhibition taking place at Art Life Gallery in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The inauguration ceremony was well-attended by a number of eminent guests and was followed by a sitar recital by Subrata De,a renowned international sitar artist. On the occasion, The Daily Guardian Review caught up with Amrita Tiwary, artist, curator, and founder of Kreative Minds, for a candid chat about the program.
Amrita Tiwary’s art work.
Rritu Goel’s art work.
Rritu Goel’s art work.
Tanusree Nath ‘s art work.
Q. How did you enter this field?
A: I have had an interesting journey as an artist and entrepreneur. I spent my childhood in Jamshedpur, which is also known as Steel City or Tatanagar. After completing my schooling here, I moved to Kolkata for my higher studies and did my graduation in BBA from Jadavpur University. However, I yearned for a creative vocation and so I pursued my passion by completing a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Pracheen Kala Kendra.
Q. Tell us about this exhibition? How did it come about?
A: ‘Esthetique 2022 – My Style My Art’ is taking place in Noida. It gives me immense pleasure to start this year’s offline exhibitions in the city that has so much love and passion for art and culture. We are looking forward to having many art lovers and admirers join us for this three-day fine arts exhibition at Art Life Gallery.
The artistic lineup is also fantastic. It includes Rritu Goel, Amrita Tiwary, Keerthana Reddy, Vandana Kashyap, Jawaharlal Nanda, Ramya Krishna Swamy, Tanusree Nath, and others. In this exhibition, we have approximately 45 artworks on display, made by eight artists. All these artworks are in different mediums, showcasing the varied styles of these artists.
After a gap of two years, we are doing our first offline exhibition and are extremely excited about this. We hope to conduct many more art exhibitions at a national level soon.
Q. What was the curatorial process for choosing these artists?
A: For any and every exhibition, we decide on a theme. When the artists submit their artworks, we focus on shortlisting them based on certain factors. These include things like adherence to the theme, size of the painting as per the specifications provided, etc. Then we have a selection panel, which goes through the submitted artworks for selection. We look for uniqueness and original work above everything else.
Q. What’s next on the cards for you?
A: Once the exhibition is done, we are planning to add these artworks to our website for the promotion of these artists and their works. We are also planning to have a national tour, where we travel to different cities and host exhibitions and workshops for all art lovers and those who are interested, and other upcoming artists.
At Kreative Minds, we are always busy. We are also setting up to host an online exhibition for juniors within the age group of eight years to sixteen years. For this, kids will be given a theme and specifications. After that, we plan to host one more Esthetique exhibition in the months of September-October in Bengaluru.
Q. Tell us about the wonderful sitar recital that happened on your opening day?
A: Shri Subrata De is a well-known name in the field of sitar. He represents the Bishnupur Gharana of Hindustani classical music and is an able disciple of Pt. Manilal Nag. Subrata has not only earned his reputation as a performer, but also as a cultural ambassador of India, propagating Indian culture in its purest form all over the world. He has also served as Sitar Guru at the Bangkok Centre of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR). He also works for cultural exchanges between India and foreign countries through concerts, lecture demonstrations, and facilitating exchange programmes. He is also looked up to by young artists for getting suitable opportunities and mentoring to showcase their talents at appropriate stages through his organisation ‘Swaranjali’. At the launch, Subrata delighted the audience by showcasing the nuances of the Bishnupur Gharana style.
Q. What more can we look forward to at Kreative Minds?
A: Kreative Minds recently started a small wing dedicated to website design and maintenance under the name Kreative Developers. We design websites for our clients from scratch, based on their requirements. Our main motive is to understand the product/service of our clients’ businesses and showcase that on their website. We recently made and designed a website for a fashion design company in Mumbai called Swa.Daze and we are regularly monitoring it too. We have undertaken several projects along these lines and are either designing and maintaining or just maintaining and updating our clients’ websites.
Noor Anand Chawla pens lifestyle articles for various publications and her blog www.nooranandchawla.com. She can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org.
A guide to cowboy hats and their types
When most people think of a cowboy hat, they picture the wide-brimmed, slightly rounded hats worn in Western movies. But there are actually several different types of cowboy hats, each with its own unique characteristics. In this guide, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular cowboy hat styles so you can choose the right one for you.
Types of Cowboy Hats:
1. The Stetson Hat:
This is probably the most iconic type of cowboy hat. It’s characterized by its wide brim and tall crown. It’s made from felt or straw and is designed to protect the wearer from the elements
A cowboy hat is a wide-brimmed, high-crowned hat that is typically worn by cowboys in the American West.
2. The Resistol Hat:
Another popular type of cowboy hat, the Resistol is similar to the Stetson but has a slightly narrower brim. It’s also made from felt or straw and offers protection from the sun and rain.
3. The Bailey Hat:
This type of cowboy hat has a shorter brim than the Stetson and Resistol, but it makes up for it with a higher crown. It’s often made from wool or straw and is a popular choice for colder weather.
4. The Tony Lama Hat:
The Tony Lama is a type of cowboy hat that is distinguished by its unique shape. It has a very wide brim that slopes down in the front and back, and a high, rounded crown. It’s usually made from straw or wool and is a popular choice for rodeos and other cowboy events.
5. The Cattleman Hat:
The Cattleman is a type of cowboy hat that has a wide brim and a low, flat crown. It’s typically made from felt or straw and is often seen in Western movies.
6. The Gambler Hat:
This type of cowboy hat is characterized by its narrow brim and tall, cylindrical crown. It’s typically made from wool or straw and is often worn by gamblers and card sharks in old Western movies.
7. The Cowboy Hat:
Last but not least, the Cowboy hat is a type of cowboy hat that has a wide brim and a tall, rounded crown. It’s usually made from straw or wool and is the most popular type of cowboy hat worn today.
As you can see, there are a variety of different types of cowboy hats to choose from. When deciding which one is right for you, it’s important to consider the activities you’ll be participating in and the climate you’ll be wearing it in. A straw hat is a good choice for summertime activities, while a wool hat will keep you warm in winter. No matter which type of cowboy hat you choose, you’re sure to look like a true Westerner!
Choosing the right cowboy hat:
- When choosing a cowboy hat, it is important to consider the material it is made from, the shape of the brim, and the occasion you will be wearing it for.
- If you are looking for a cowboy hat to wear while working on a ranch, you will want to choose a hat made from durable materials like straw or felt.
- If you are looking for a cowboy hat to wear to a formal event, you might want to choose one made from more luxurious materials like beaver or rabbit fur.
- No matter what type of cowboy hat you choose, make sure it fits well and is comfortable to wear.
Wearing your cowboy hat:
- When wearing your cowboy hat, it is important to remember that the brim should be worn down in front to protect your eyes from the sun.
- The back of the brim can be worn up or down, depending on your preference.
- If you are working outdoors, you might want to wear the brim up to keep sweat and dirt out of your eyes.
- If you are attending a formal event, you might want to wear the brim down to look more sophisticated.
- Whatever style you choose, make sure you are comfortable and confident in your cowboy hat.
Cowboy hats are a necessary part of any cowboy’s attire. There are many different types of cowboy hats, each with its own unique features. Choosing the right cowboy hat is important, as is wearing it correctly. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about cowboy hats.
5 tips to select perfect gym wear in summer
In the summer, you will most likely be drenched after a strenuous workout. The fabric and fit of your garments might have a significant impact on how you feel afterwards. If you don’t take extra precautions, going to the gym in the heat might turn into a nightmare.
When going to the gym, you should choose clothing that is both breathable and flexible. It’s nice to appear well, but keep in mind that your health and safety are your top priorities. Itchy skin, rashes, and more serious injuries can all be caused by ill-fitting clothing. Also, keep in mind that when you’re working out, your clothes may shift. Wear gear that will allow you to get a good workout.
When the weather warms up, you’ll want to wear running attire that keeps you cool and comfortable. So choose textiles that will keep moisture away from your body, such as Capilene or polypropylene. They’re light and won’t make you feel dragged down by the sun, allowing you to dash without stress.
Cotton absorbs sweat but does not pull it away from your skin or help it evaporate fast, so avoid wearing it. Cotton workout clothes can feel heavy and moist as you exercise because of this. Also, avoid wearing clothing made of plastic or rubber, as these materials might raise your body temperature during an exercise.
Here’s how to shop for gym apparel.
1. Go odourless : We work out. We sweat. Sweat is odourless on its own, however, sweat feeds naturally occurring germs on your skin. These bacteria are then transferred to your clothing, causing a stench. Choose workout clothes that won’t stink due to the blessings of anti-odour fabric.
2. The Ability to Wick: Choose a fabric that wicks sweat away from the body. You should be sweating if you’re doing out properly, but you don’t want damp garments adhering to your body. Look for textiles that have wicking capabilities, which means sweat will be pulled away from your body, keeping you dry and cool.
3. Choose Comfort- Choose a fabric that is soft to the touch and won’t bother your skin when you’re moving around a lot. Fabrics that don’t breathe should be avoided. Never wear clothing composed of rubber or plastic, which prevents sweat from evaporating and raises your body temperature during workouts.
4. Versatility Matters– Your training outfit should be adaptable enough to take you from the hottest to the coldest months of the year. Look for products that may be readily layered during the chilly months to avoid overspending at the changing of the seasons. Start with a moisture-wicking dry layer, then layer on a warmer layer like a light cotton pullover. Finish with a windbreaker or other protective outer layer.
5. The Right Fit- Choose clothes that are comfortable to wear. You may not be feeling well and want to hide in your clothes, but you don’t want your clothes to get in the way of your activities. Choose a loose, comfortable fit that allows you to move freely.
Just keep in mind that, regardless of the temperature, you’ll likely break a sweat during an exercise, especially in the summer. Wear appropriate gym apparel that wicks sweat away from the skin to keep you as comfortable as possible.
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