You Asked: Am I Gaining Muscle Weight or Fat From My Workout?

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Apart from an iced latte here and a skipped workout there, you’ve been good about sticking to your new health regimen. So it’s frustrating to step on the scale and see your weight has hardly budged. Or worse, you’ve put on a few pounds.

But wait, doesn’t muscle weigh more than fat? You have added pushups to your workouts…

Unfortunately, the odds that you’ve added even a small amount of muscle, let alone a few pounds of the stuff, is highly unlikely, says Dr. Lawrence Cheskin, director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center. “Unless you’re actively body-building”—think hour-long, three-days-a-week weight room workouts—“it’s very hard to gain a pound or more of muscle.”

Even if you are hitting the weights regularly, you’re not going to gain muscle weight rapidly, especially in the beginning. “It’s going to take at least four to six weeks of consistent training to experience significant gains,” says Michele Olson, an adjunct professor of sports science at Huntingdon University. Unless you’re engaged in some Arnold-level lifting, the two or three pounds you’ve added aren’t muscle.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s fat, either. “In the short term, almost any changes in body weight, either up or down, are going to be from fluid shifts,” Cheskin says.

Cut added salt from your diet, and you’ll lose a lot of retained water very quickly. Or, if you weigh yourself after a hard, sweaty workout but before you rehydrate, you’re likely to have dropped a few pounds. “That can be gratifying, but it’s not meaningful,” Cheskin says.

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A new exercise program could also cause you to retain some extra fluid. “When you start working out and you’re sweating, your body is smart, and it understands that its volume of fluid is not at the level it typically would be,” Olson says. In order to prevent dehydration, your body responds by storing extra water, which can cause your weight to increase by a few pounds. The same thing can happen as the summer temperatures tick up and your body adjusts to the added heat and increased rate of sweating. (Combine the onset of summer with a new, intense workout schedule, and you can expect to add at least a few pounds due to water retention.)

On the other hand, you may drop a few pounds when fall temperatures arrive or you quit exercising. “If you’ve been working out a lot and you suddenly stop, I guarantee you will lose some water weight,” Olson says.

MORE: The TIME Guide To Exercise

All of these short-term factors help explain why most exercise physiologists and weight-loss counselors tell people not to get too hung up on the number on the scale. Your body weight is not a static measure or one composed solely of your proportion of fat to muscle. It’s going to slide up and down based on a lot of variables that don’t have much to do with your health.

That doesn’t mean you should trash your bathroom scale; some researchsuggests that overweight adults who weigh themselves regularly are more likely to stick with the diet and exercise routines that help them shed pounds.

But you’re better off weighing yourself just once or twice a week—first thing in the morning, after you pee but before you eat—and keeping track of how your weight shifts over a period of several weeks or months. The long-term pattern of weight gain or loss is a better indicator of how you’re doing. “Especially if you get upset by those day-to-day fluctuations, it’s better not to torture yourself,” Cheskin says.

The best way to keep tabs on your body weight has nothing to do with scales. “Just ask yourself if your clothes are fitting you better or looser, or if you have more energy, or if you feel healthier,” Olson says.

If you answer yes to these questions, whatever you’re doing is working.

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I went on the Silicon Valley diet craze that encourages butter and bacon for 2 months – and it vastly improved my life

Image result for I went on the Silicon Valley diet craze that encourages butter and bacon for 2 months - and it vastly improved my lifeA diet that goes against conventional wisdom on healthy eating is gaining momentum among Silicon Valley tech workers. And it involves eating a lot of fat.

The ketogenic (or “keto”) diet – which first became popular in the 1920s as a treatment for epilepsy and diabetes – limits carbohydrates to no more than 50 grams a day, which is the rough equivalent of a plain bagel or a cup of white rice. By comparison, dietary guidelines laid out by the USDA recommend consuming between 225 and 325 grams of carbs a day.

On the keto diet, the body goes into starvation mode and taps its own fat stores for fuel. Studies suggest the low-carb, high-fat diet may promote weight loss , dull hunger , and stave off age-related diseases. More research is needed on its long-term effects, especially in healthy people.

An increasing number of health nuts – from internet entrepreneur Kevin Rose tp podcaster Tim Ferriss – swear by the keto diet. I spent the last two months eating bacon, butter, and avocado to see why the keto movement is so popular.

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I Tried A Diet And Fitness Plan Based On My DNA And Couldn’t Believe The Results

 My name is Daysha, and I have always struggled with my weight.

Growing up, my weight fluctuated a lot. At one point in my life, I developed disordered eating habits. After recovering and practicing a lot of self-love, I found the problem then became that I never saw the same results that I did when I was starving myself.

It’s not that I don’t enjoy working out and eating healthy, because I do.

I love cooking healthy meals and I dance four to five times per week. I have always been frustrated with why it's so hard for me to lose weight. I tried all sorts of methods to lose weight and get fit, including a raw vegan diet, Weight Watchers, seeing a dietitian, doing a soup cleanse, P90X, and even getting a personal trainer. Nothing seemed to work for me.

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I love cooking healthy meals and I dance four to five times per week. I have always been frustrated with why it’s so hard for me to lose weight. I tried all sorts of methods to lose weight and get fit, including a raw vegan diet, Weight Watchers, seeing a dietitian, doing a soup cleanse, P90X, and even getting a personal trainer. Nothing seemed to work for me.

I started to believe that maybe it’s just my genetics.

Not ever seeing results discouraged me so much to the point that I wanted to just give up. It turned into a continuous cycle of embarking on a new diet or fitness plan, not seeing any real change after a few months, and then just giving up again.

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Not ever seeing results discouraged me so much to the point that I wanted to just give up. It turned into a continuous cycle of embarking on a new diet or fitness plan, not seeing any real change after a few months, and then just giving up again.

Then I found out about this thing called FitnessGenes and took a DNA test.

FitnessGenes is a genetic testing company that develops personalized fitness and nutrition plans based on an individual's DNA. I met with Dr. Dan Reardon, the CEO/cofounder, and took a DNA test. The results took one month to process. When I finally got them back, I was shocked.

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FitnessGenes is a genetic testing company that develops personalized fitness and nutrition plans based on an individual’s DNA. I met with Dr. Dan Reardon, the CEO/cofounder, and took a DNA test. The results took one month to process. When I finally got them back, I was shocked.

I sat down with Dr. Dan to learn more about my genetics and how my body works. Here’s what I learned:

1. My suspicion was correct. Genetically, I do have a slower metabolism. Dr. Dan described this in scientific terms as an "efficient metabolism," meaning that I store energy more than someone with a fast or "inefficient metabolism." 2. I also have a gene variation for the FTO gene that is linked to a hormone called ghrelin, which controls hunger. My gene variation implies that I am someone who becomes hungry very easily, therefore creating a higher risk of overeating. Dan said that eating small, frequent meals throughout the day to control hunger would be important. 3. I also have a gene variation in the APOA2 gene, indicating that I am sensitive to saturated fats, meaning that it sticks to me more easily! I asked Dr. Dan what foods have saturated fats and he said things like animal products, butter, dairy products, palm oil, and coconut oil. Coconut oil?! I ate so much coconut oil because of how often it's promoted as a healthy oil. No wonder I was having trouble.4. I am someone who would benefit from working out later in the day because my CLOCK gene variations imply that I am a night owl. This made perfect sense because I am definitely not a morning person.5. I am someone who responds well to "high-volume training," meaning high sets and reps of weight training. I always thought that lots of cardio would be the key to losing weight. It turns out that it was going to take a lot of strength training. Dan said that the more muscle I built, the more fat I would burn. 6. I am someone who does not switch from burning carbohydrates to burning fat easily. This would mean that I would need to be eating the right balance of macronutrients: carbs, protein and fat.7. Dan also said that I have a gene variation that indicates I metabolize caffeine slowly. This means that I would benefit by having a cup of green tea about 30 minutes prior to a workout for optimal energy.

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1. My suspicion was correct. Genetically, I do have a slower metabolism. Dr. Dan described this in scientific terms as an “efficient metabolism,” meaning that I store energy more than someone with a fast or “inefficient metabolism.”

2. I also have a gene variation for the FTO gene that is linked to a hormone called ghrelin, which controls hunger. My gene variation implies that I am someone who becomes hungry very easily, therefore creating a higher risk of overeating. Dan said that eating small, frequent meals throughout the day to control hunger would be important.

3. I also have a gene variation in the APOA2 gene, indicating that I am sensitive to saturated fats, meaning that it sticks to me more easily! I asked Dr. Dan what foods have saturated fats and he said things like animal products, butter, dairy products, palm oil, and coconut oil. Coconut oil?! I ate so much coconut oil because of how often it’s promoted as a healthy oil. No wonder I was having trouble.

4. I am someone who would benefit from working out later in the day because my CLOCK gene variations imply that I am a night owl. This made perfect sense because I am definitely not a morning person.

5. I am someone who responds well to “high-volume training,” meaning high sets and reps of weight training. I always thought that lots of cardio would be the key to losing weight. It turns out that it was going to take a lot of strength training. Dan said that the more muscle I built, the more fat I would burn.

6. I am someone who does not switch from burning carbohydrates to burning fat easily. This would mean that I would need to be eating the right balance of macronutrients: carbs, protein and fat.

7. Dan also said that I have a gene variation that indicates I metabolize caffeine slowly. This means that I would benefit by having a cup of green tea about 30 minutes prior to a workout for optimal energy.

Instead of counting calories, I tracked my macronutrients.

Dan said it would be important to have 1,700–1,900 calories maximum per day, since I am someone with a slow metabolism. However, instead of counting calories, which had put me in a negative headspace in the past, I tracked my macronutrients every day using this whiteboard. Macronutrient breakdown Carbohydrates: 40% Protein: 30% Fat: 30% (less than 8% coming from saturated fats, and the main source coming from monounsaturated fats. This would include foods such as almonds, olive oil, avocado, sesame oil, and canola oil.)

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Dan said it would be important to have 1,700–1,900 calories maximum per day, since I am someone with a slow metabolism. However, instead of counting calories, which had put me in a negative headspace in the past, I tracked my macronutrients every day using this whiteboard.

Macronutrient breakdown

Carbohydrates: 40%

Protein: 30%

Fat: 30% (less than 8% coming from saturated fats, and the main source coming from monounsaturated fats. This would include foods such as almonds, olive oil, avocado, sesame oil, and canola oil.)

I learned how to create meals that were delicious and healthy for my body.

The 30-day plan was easy to follow, but it did take a lot of hard work.

I worked out with Dan three to four times per week doing strength training and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). I had two active recovery days and also took a brisk walk every morning. Yes, there were times when I wanted to quit, but I felt stronger and stronger as the time went by. It motivated me even more to continue.

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I worked out with Dan three to four times per week doing strength training and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). I had two active recovery days and also took a brisk walk every morning. Yes, there were times when I wanted to quit, but I felt stronger and stronger as the time went by. It motivated me even more to continue.

I couldn’t have done it without a strong support system.

I was lucky enough to have friends who were invested in me and seeing me succeed. They were even willing to work out with me!

After 30 days, I could not believe the results!

I didn't weigh myself the entire 30 days, because I didn't want to be discouraged by the numbers. Instead, I focused on how I was feeling. I had more energy than I have ever had before! In the end, it really wasn't about the numbers for me. I just wanted to be the healthiest, happiest version of myself.

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I didn’t weigh myself the entire 30 days, because I didn’t want to be discouraged by the numbers. Instead, I focused on how I was feeling. I had more energy than I have ever had before! In the end, it really wasn’t about the numbers for me. I just wanted to be the healthiest, happiest version of myself.

Although I lost weight and body fat, it was never about the numbers for me. I came out of this experience a different person on the inside, and that is what matters to me the most.

This experience allowed me to trust my body more than I ever have. I realized that I was always caught in this mindset that I was somehow "broken," and that nothing would ever work for me. In reality, I just needed to learn more about my body and how I function as an individual. We live in a culture where everyone is trying to tell you what's healthy, and this gave me the peace of mind to know what's actually healthy for my own body. This is only the beginning for me!

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This experience allowed me to trust my body more than I ever have. I realized that I was always caught in this mindset that I was somehow “broken,” and that nothing would ever work for me. In reality, I just needed to learn more about my body and how I function as an individual. We live in a culture where everyone is trying to tell you what’s healthy, and this gave me the peace of mind to know what’s actually healthy for my own body. This is only the beginning for me!

FitnessGenes is offering a 20% discount for BuzzFeed users using code BUZZFEED at checkout. Follow this link.

Special thanks to Granite Gym and Sanctuary Fitness LA for use of their facilities.

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I Got A $1,200 Virtual Reality Facial From John Mayer’s Favorite Skin Line

“I’m getting a $1,200 virtual reality facial that uses John Mayer’s favorite European skin-care products tomorrow — and it’s in an oxygen bubble,” I told my boyfriend last week.
Most men outside of the beauty industry would have thought this was odd conversation, but after seven months of dating, I have my boyfriend on a dedicated skin routine that’s kept his complexion clear and bright — and he’s into it. Meanwhile, he’s exposed me to all that virtual reality, or VR, has to offer, including games, experiences, and a working knowledge of how the technology will inevitably change the future of media — and I’m into it.
So when I heard about a treatment that brings these two seemingly opposite experiences together, I had to try it out.
You may know Natura Bissé as the Spanish brand front and center in John Mayer’s slightly-satirical stab at beauty vlogging last year. In the viral Snapchat videos, he shared his most effective hacks for better skin, including Mayer-isms like CNZs, or “crucial necessity zones” that should be always covered with face cream (so, basically just everywhere) and D.A.T., or “direct application technique,” which involves squirting face cream directly onto skin to limit product waste on fingers. (Spoiler: This is not actually effective.)
Jokes aside, the reason these videos went viral is not because of his application techniques, but because his entire routine rang in at a whopping $1,457. But hold onto your debit cards, because this year, the brand’s implementing a treatment that’s just as novel — and nearly as expensive.
Called The Mindful Touch Experience, it is, according to the brand, “the most innovative and trailblazing venture within the spa sector, in which the results of Natura Bissé’s cosmetics are combined with the most advanced technology.” So how does it work? “Through virtual reality, mindfulness and the therapist’s expertise – the touch – we invite the client to reconnect with the here and now, to relax their body, to awaken their senses and to experience the pleasure of beauty in a more intense way,” the official statement reads. Still confused? I was, too.
Let’s get this out of the way first: At $1,200 for one hour, the facial is far from affordable. However, this has less to do with the bubble itself or the VR technology and more to do with the fact that the brand’s products are just really pricey. Even though I was getting it at a comped press appointment, I still felt a little guilty.
The brand is famous for its bubbles and there are only a few, so you have to catch one while it’s on tour. (Yes, the bubble has more expensive tickets and fewer tour dates than Bieber.) It’s large enough for a bed, a table, and your aesthetician, and it’s filled with 99% pure oxygen, which it supposed to help with the absorption of products. Once you enter said bubble, you remove your robe and lie down, then affix the VR headset.
For eight minutes, you’re walked through a virtual reality experience — you travel through the ocean, wander around a brain, and are led on what is essentially a guided meditation to relax and let go of stress. Meanwhile, your aesthetician is floating essential oils under your nose and massaging your head and limbs to sync with what you’re seeing. It was pretty amazing.
But then, after eight minutes, the headset comes off and the facial begins. As far as facials go, this one was pretty standard: cleanse, tone, mask, peel (but no extractions, unfortunately). As a wonderful added bonus, though, the guided meditation continued, so I was reminded throughout the experience to clear my mind and stay present.
“I’m getting a $1,200 virtual reality facial that uses John Mayer’s favorite European skin-care products tomorrow — and it’s in an oxygen bubble,” I told my boyfriend last week.
Most men outside of the beauty industry would have thought this was odd conversation, but after seven months of dating, I have my boyfriend on a dedicated skin routine that’s kept his complexion clear and bright — and he’s into it. Meanwhile, he’s exposed me to all that virtual reality, or VR, has to offer, including games, experiences, and a working knowledge of how the technology will inevitably change the future of media — and I’m into it.
So when I heard about a treatment that brings these two seemingly opposite experiences together, I had to try it out.
You may know Natura Bissé as the Spanish brand front and center in John Mayer’s slightly-satirical stab at beauty vlogging last year. In the viral Snapchat videos, he shared his most effective hacks for better skin, including Mayer-isms like CNZs, or “crucial necessity zones” that should be always covered with face cream (so, basically just everywhere) and D.A.T., or “direct application technique,” which involves squirting face cream directly onto skin to limit product waste on fingers. (Spoiler: This is not actually effective.)
Jokes aside, the reason these videos went viral is not because of his application techniques, but because his entire routine rang in at a whopping $1,457. But hold onto your debit cards, because this year, the brand’s implementing a treatment that’s just as novel — and nearly as expensive.
Called The Mindful Touch Experience, it is, according to the brand, “the most innovative and trailblazing venture within the spa sector, in which the results of Natura Bissé’s cosmetics are combined with the most advanced technology.” So how does it work? “Through virtual reality, mindfulness and the therapist’s expertise – the touch – we invite the client to reconnect with the here and now, to relax their body, to awaken their senses and to experience the pleasure of beauty in a more intense way,” the official statement reads. Still confused? I was, too.
My Time In The Bubble
Let’s get this out of the way first: At $1,200 for one hour, the facial is far from affordable. However, this has less to do with the bubble itself or the VR technology and more to do with the fact that the brand’s products are just really pricey. Even though I was getting it at a comped press appointment, I still felt a little guilty.
The brand is famous for its bubbles and there are only a few, so you have to catch one while it’s on tour. (Yes, the bubble has more expensive tickets and fewer tour dates than Bieber.) It’s large enough for a bed, a table, and your aesthetician, and it’s filled with 99% pure oxygen, which it supposed to help with the absorption of products. Once you enter said bubble, you remove your robe and lie down, then affix the VR headset.
For eight minutes, you’re walked through a virtual reality experience — you travel through the ocean, wander around a brain, and are led on what is essentially a guided meditation to relax and let go of stress. Meanwhile, your aesthetician is floating essential oils under your nose and massaging your head and limbs to sync with what you’re seeing. It was pretty amazing.
But then, after eight minutes, the headset comes off and the facial begins. As far as facials go, this one was pretty standard: cleanse, tone, mask, peel (but no extractions, unfortunately). As a wonderful added bonus, though, the guided meditation continued, so I was reminded throughout the experience to clear my mind and stay present.
The Results
The facial was great — my skin looked and felt radiant, soft, and hydrated for days (for $1,200 it had better, right?), but it wasn’t unlike anything I’ve ever tried. What excited me most was seeing a beauty brand find a way to use VR to relax the client and add another layer to a classic spa experience.
The headset (a Samsung) and the content weren’t the best quality I’ve seen, but in the context of where I was (nude, in an oxygen bubble, being fawned over in the middle of a weekday afternoon), it was pretty great.
After all, from Coachella installations to the future of surfing Facebook or watching YouTube, VR is on the horizon — and it’s about time the beauty world dove in. Once they figure out how to do a facial with a headset on the entire time? Then things will get real sci-fi.
Natura Bissé just upped the game, so I guess it’s your move, Mayer.
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UPSC CDS (I) 2016: Results declared at upsc.gov.in

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the result of the Combined Defence Service (CDS) Examination today on January 28. The marks of the candidates will be available within 15 days from the date of declaration of the final result on commission’s website for 60 days.

Result declared at upsc.gov.in

Result declared at upsc.gov.in

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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the result of the Combined Defence Service (CDS) Examination today, i.e. January 28. All those candidates who had appeared for the same are required to check their respective results at its official website, www.upsc.gov.in  . The new course will begin in April.

The website contains the lists, in order of merit, of 199 (153 men and 46 women) candidates who have finally qualified on the basis of the results of the CDS I (2016) and interviews held by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence for admission to the (i) Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai for 105th Short Service Commission Course (for Men); and (ii) 19th Short Service Commission Women (Non-Technical) Course, commencing in April, 2017.

(Read: Indian Bank PO Results 2017: Likely to be declared soon at indianbank.in)

Steps to check the result:

  • Log on to the official website, www.upsc.gov.in
  • Under ‘What’s New’, click on ‘Final result: CDS (I) 2016 (OTA)’
  • A PDF file will open containing the roll numbers and names of the selected candidates
  • Check your roll number
  • Download the same and take a print out for future reference.

The marks of the candidates will be available within 15 days from the date of declaration of the final result on the commission’s website for 60 days. Also, the result of medical examination has not been taken into account.

About UPSC:

UPSC conducts the Combined Defence Services (CDS) examination twice a year for the recruitment of candidates to the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy.

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UIICL declares marks of AO (Scale I) exam 2016: Check at www.uiic.co.in

UIICL AO (Scale I) exam 2016 marks declared

The United India Insurance Company Limited has declared the marks of Administrative Officer (Scale I) examinations. The candidates, who appeared in the examinations, can check the marks by logging on to its official website, www.uiic.co.in, as it has been declared.

The examinations was successfully conducted on June 12 for the posts of Administrative Officers (Scale I) both in generalist and specialists cadre.

Steps to check the results:

  • Log on to the official website, www.uiic.co.in
  • Click on the relevant link
  • Enter the required details
  • Click on submit
  • Marks will appear on the screen
  • Check your marks and take a print out for further reference

The candidates who have successfully cleared the examinations will be hired for the respective posts.

About UIICL (United India Insurance Company Limited)

UIICL, under Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance (India), is a public sector General Insurance Company of India and one of the top general insurers in Asia. The company has more than seven decades of experience in non-life insurance business and reached its present form by the merger of 22 companies.

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‘I told my father not spend money on my birthday and instead send it to the PM’: 7-year-old girl from MP

Seven-year-old donates her money to support girl-child education

Education is a service, which should be free of cost, and government is trying hard to bring this in effect. Aryadhya Rawal, a seven-year-old girl from a Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh, has been kind enough to donate her birthday celebration amount of Rs 21, 000 for girl child education.

Aryadhya was given a sum of Rs 21,000 so as to celebrate her birthday, however she requested her father to send a demand draft of Rs 21,000 to the Prime Minister.

Aryadhya knows that PM is making back-breaking efforts to make people aware about girl-child education and is launching a number of schemes to support the same, so she also did her bit towards his effort.
What inspired this little angel?

“I see many girls in my colony not studying as their parents are poor. I decided to give the money to the Prime Minister, who will definitely spend it to educate children who are deprived,” said Aradhya, who celebrated her birthday on Tuesday.

“I told my father not spend money on my birthday and instead send it to the PM,” she told Hindustan Times.

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Mumbai University MA Part I results declared: Log on to www.mu.ac.in

The results of MA Part I examination have been declared by the Mumbai University. The candidates can check the results by logging in to the official website www.mu.ac.in

This year, the university has conducted the Part I examination in between March and April. Now, as the result has declared, the successful candidates can take admission into MA Part II.

Steps to check the results:

  • Log on to official website, www.mu.ac.in
  • Click on the link MA Part I Result
  • Click on the submit button
  • The result will appear on the screen
  • Save the result and take a print out for further reference.

About Mumbai University:

Established in the year 1857, the university of Mumbai is one of the oldest state universities in the state of Maharashtra with three different campuses: Kalina campus, Thane campus and Fort campus. The university has 711 affiliated colleges under it and it is one of the largest universities in the world in terms of number of students. The university offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral courses in various disciplines. This year the university conducted the MA Part I examination in the months of March and April.
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i am a believer: How HTC’s Vive satisfied me that VR has legs

HTC Vive

There appears to be handiest two points of view on VR today: both it’s overhyped and doomed to fizzle, or it’s the next massive component.

My enjoy with VR—specifically, with HTC’s Vive—tells me that is the next huge factor. The evidence, for me, is humans’s excitement after they use the tech—it’s to a degree I haven’t witnessed with a brand newtechnology before.

whilst we installation an HTC Vive here on the PCWorld office, humans practically lined up to attempt it out. numerous coworkers even trucked in pals and circle of relatives after hours to enjoy digital reality viathe computer-powered headset.

That didn’t happen with 3-d gaming; it didn’t manifest with multimonitor gaming. i will tell you no persondrove 25 miles to test out an iPad, or even a $12,000 gaming pc, both.

The response to the real revel in of VR hasn’t been a jaded shrug and, “Yeah, that’s kinda cool.” In mycommentary, the people who’ve attempted it are universally awestruck via the immersiveness of theexperience and the potential to engage with the surroundings. properly, besides for the onesindividuals who get queasy, even no matter the headset strolling on a topquit device. (In my through-no-wayclinical survey, this was the case for 2 out of the 25 or so those who attempted the Vive in ourworkplace.)

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VR is early-adopter technology that has to be experienced to be simply preferred.
If first-generation VR hardware can garner this type of overwhelmingly fine reaction, it bodes nicely for thefulfillment of the class. after all, the revel in is best going to get higher. We’ll get betterdecision headsets that take away any display-door impact. The headsets will get lighter and more secure, and the wiretethering a headset to a laptop will get much less intrusive and eventually leave.

Even higher, the content material, which is as immature as the hardware, will advance via leaps and bounds.

in lots of methods, I imagine that is how human beings reacted to the first black-and-white televisions that confirmed up on the block. I wasn’t there, but i can see a room complete of human beings collectedaround a static-stuffed broadcast, their mouths agape.

Does this suggest you need to run out now and buy a VR headset? probable not. simply as PCWorld’s Hayden Dingman said of the HTC Vive and its competitor, the Oculus Rift, this is bleeding-edge technologythat handiest early adopters should, er, adopt. but don’t cut price the real opportunity that VR ought to, in time, become a cherished mainstream pasttime.

Zuckerberg: I need to therapy all diseases this century

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook Inc.,

creating fb changed into a bold flow, however CEO Mark Zuckerberg simply proposed what he said is a fairbolder one: Curing all the world‘s diseases.

even as helping to attach the world will constantly be the maximum important thing that I do, there areextra worldwide challenges that I additionally sense a obligation to assist solve, to create a higherinternational for my daughter and all future generations,” Zuckerberg instructed investors in a conferencename Wednesday. “such things as assisting to remedy all ailment by the end of the century.”

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of fb Inc.,
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Mark Zuckerberg, chief govt officer of facebook Inc.,
In his spare time, Zuckerberg additionally hopes to upgrade the sector‘s training system throughpersonalization and protecting the surroundings from weather change, he said, as part of his Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, a humanitarian organisation he founded along with his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan.
In a December letter, Zuckerberg debuted the initiative, pledging to give 99 percent of his fb shares to humanitarian reasons inside his lifetime. There, he wrote that spending on clinical treatments became 50times greater than investment in medical studies, noting that as technology quickens, “we have a actualshot at preventing, curing or coping with all or most of the relaxation inside the subsequent one hundredyears,” specially heart disorder, most cancers, stroke, neurodegenerative and infectious illnesses.

Mark Zuckerberg, fb
facebook just introduced a brand new percentage structureright here‘s how it works
As facebook suggested quarterly earnings Wednesday, the organization additionally unveiled an offer tothat would permit Zuckerberg to retain hobby in fb even as also selling his shares. it might paintingsthrough creating a brand new non-balloting magnificence C stock, issuing new stocks for eachextraordinary class A and class B share held. Zuckerberg stated he won’t sell more than $1 billion really worth of stocks each 12 months.
modern day board inspiration could us to hold and improve the vote casting structure that has served usnicely and allow me to fund the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative,” Zuckerberg said.