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Are Facebook friends our real friends?

by Compiled by Swati Dasgupta
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‘I have 935 friends on Facebook, but only 5 in real life’. Are you one of them? Are real friends so hard to find in real life?

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Stay fashionable with a modern twist
Fashion is about to go back 40 years or so. Are you ready for that? Yes, the word is that AW14 will be awash with 70s retro styling, with Gucci, St Laurent and Louis Vuitton leading the way

Astrology predicts the future of personal wealth and worries
Although I don’t believe in astrology, I am keen to listen to the way fortune-tellers present the future and blessings for doing good things in life

Career transformation from a job seeker to a job provider
It is important for all the prospective career building enthusiasts to scan the available opportunities and understand dividends they can derive from those options before zeroing into the right one

The secret agony of James Bond
They were one of Hollywood’s most loving and glamorous couples. And no one guessed the secret torment they were going through


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It’s the buzz of racing that I miss: Paula Radcliffe
After a decade of high-mileage pounding, the cartilage in her left foot had simply worn away and everyone accepted that Paula Radcliffe’s days of glory had come to an end
How to deal with difficulties of life
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Summer foods for fighting heat and dehydration
Summer foods are not only loaded with a hoard of heat fighting and hydrating properties but also beat the heat before it gets a chance to cause disease
Impossibly painful book that’s a pleasure to read
One sister pours her life force into her sibling, desperate to keep her deep depression at bay in this beautifully written account, All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews.
Ann Whittle 's shocking murder over parking space
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To Sydney there are no mysteries in life — they have been rationalised out of existence. So it was ironic that he became involved in a mystery for which there was no rational explanation
The love affair Britain’s Queen tried to stop
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Michael Owen: Horse whisperer
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Maxi dresses back in fashion!
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Taiwan, a well-kept healthcare secret
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US lifts Israel flight ban as Kerry cites truce 'progress'
US airlines lifted a flight ban to Israel Thursday as Washington's top diplomat cited progress in ending 17 days of bloodshed in Gaza which has killed 718 Palestinians.
His Majesty issues Royal Order for Renaissance Day holiday; Eid holidays announced for public, private sectors in Oman
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Adhaan - The Call to prayers
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Oman Road Safety Association celebrates Qaranqashow with message of road safety
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