Don’t dance on the road! 11 things you should not do in Dubai

Dubai is considered one of the most lenient and multi-ethnic places in UAE, but you do need to conduct yourself in a certain way. What is considered OK in your home country may be a punishable offence in Dubai. So it’s a good idea to be aware of the rules and regulations before travelling there. Here is a list of things to watch out for: 1. Drinking in public There are strict dos and don’ts that you must follow when in Dubai. (Shutterstock) Foreign nationals can drink alcohol in the house…

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Small Business Owners, Have You Created a Rainy Day Fund?

You’ve got your emergency fund set up — three to six months of living expenses set aside for unexpected events — and you’re finally feeling a sense of financial security. But what, exactly, constitutes a financial emergency? We asked financial advisor Laura Scharr-Bykowsky for tips on when to tap your emergency fund and other advice on saving up for a rainy day. When Should People Tap Their Emergency Funds? Emergency funds provide peace of mind when there’s an unusual or catastrophic event in your life. Loss of income due to unemployment or…

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What You Need to Know About Traveling to Cuba Now

When President Barack Obama eased restrictions on travel to Cuba in January 2015, American travelers, tour operators and airlines lost no time. Curious Americans flooded the island’s colonial cities and tobacco-growing plains; Airbnb added thousands of Cuban homes to its offerings; and a handful of American airlines began direct flights to the island. But new restrictions reportedly under discussion by the Trump administration could significantly dampen the euphoric boom in American travel to the island. The scope of any changes — which an official said Mr. Trump would like to…

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Here’s how traveling makes you happier

Scenario one: you are sitting in your office, thinking about taking all those pending leaves, but decide to forget about and just keep working. That project isn’t going to take care of itself, and there could be a promotion at the end of the year! Scenario two: you are lying on your back, watching a conversation on your phone in a newly-made WhatsApp group for a vacation with friends. Everyone is enthusiastic about it at first, but soon people start dropping out faster than you can say “Goa party”. Scenario three:…

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Assam SEBA HSLC Class 10 board exam results 2017: Here’s how you check yours

The Assam Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA) High School Leaving Examination (HSLC) Class 10th board exam results 2017 were declared today at 10 am. Students can check their scores on sebaonline.org or resultsassam.nic.in. This year, over three lakh students appeared for the SEBA HSLC Class 10 exam 2017, which was conducted from February 17 to March 10, 2017. Last year the overall pass percentage was 62.79%. Here’s how you check your results: Log on to SEBA’s official website sebaonline.org or resultsassam.nic.in Click on HSLC results 2017 Key in your…

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Everything You Think You Know About AI Is Wrong

Robots are coming for our jobs. Terminators will soon murder us all. There is no escape. Resistance is futile. These doom-laden predictions probably sound familiar to anyone who’s read or seen any movies lately involving artificial intelligence. Sometimes they’re invoked with genuine alarm, as in the case of Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warning against the danger of killer automatons. Other times, the anxiety comes across as a kind of detached, ironic humor masking the true depths of our dread, as if tweeting nervous jokes about #Skynet will somehow forestall…

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Charming treehouses in India you should definitely stay in

Photo courtesy: Tree House Hideaway, BandhavgarhImagine resting in a hideaway perched amidst tree branches, waking up to the chirping of birds and walking into the lush forests as you step out of your room. If the whole idea is to escape your routine and have a change of scene, then there’s really nothing quite like spending a weekend in a treehouse. And you don’t even have to venture far into the forested hinterland to find one. 1 Resort HOTELS, JAIPUR The Tree House Resort, Jaipur An hour’s drive out of…

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Travel diaries: The cities where you can find luxury, for less

Istanbul, Bangkok, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam have been identified as some of the international destinations where travellers can sleep like a king, on a pauper’s budget. After crunching the numbers from 2016, online booking site Hotels.com has come up with a list of the destinations where travelers can find luxury for less. That is, stay in five-star hotels for $150 (approx Rs 10,000) or less. Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) and Old Town Tower, the most beautiful bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. (Shutterstock) A scan of the top…

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Tamil Nadu Board (TNBSE) Class 12 results: Here’s how you can check

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Board Higher Secondary Exam (TNBSE), Class 12 results were declared by the Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education on Friday, 10 am. Click here to check your results. Key in your registration number and date of birth and click on get marks. Your results will be displayed on the screen. About 8,98,763 students appeared for the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations. Here’s how students can check their results: Log on to the official website Submit roll number, other details The results will be displayed. Take a printout…

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From NYC to Paris: Why be a tourist when you can explore like a local?

In London, the most popular attraction for tourists is The Tower of London. For locals, that changes to Borough Market. In New York, tourists are more likely to check in to the Hard Rock Café. But when it comes to eating at a restaurant chain, locals in the know prefer eating at the burger joint Shake Shack. That’s according to a breakdown by TripAdvisor, which created a chart comparing the most popular places of interest among tourists and locals in cities around the world. For the lists, analysts looked at…

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