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    Smoking, alcohol consumption can make you look older than your age: Study

    Posted on : Friday 17th of November 2017
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    A study suggests that smoking and heavy drinking can make a person look older than his/her actual age. Heavy drinking and smoking are linked to visible signs of physical ageing and the consequences reflect on a person's face, sooner or later. Light to moderate drinking is not associated with looking older than one's years, the findings showed. "This is the first prospective study to show that alcohol and smoking are associated with the development of visible age-related signs and thus generally looking older than one...

  • Migraine is treatable. AIIMS, Army doctors propose method

    Posted on : Monday 13th of November 2017
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    New Delhi: Doctors from AIIMS and Srinagar army hospital have revealed that a permanent treatment for migraine does exist, which is in turn a respite for millions who suffer from this condition. In collaboration, they have come up with a solution and said that migraine can only be eliminated completely through a surgery, as per reports. They have arrived at this conclusion after follow-up results of 30 patients who underwent surgery and out of them, 14 felt completely fine in a span of a year. Rest of people have also experienced...

  • Do you use decorated glassware? Here's why they are a health hazard

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017
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    Decorated glassware may look pretty, but they are also a health hazard, a study has revealed. The study showed that the paint used on the glass can contain potentially toxic levels of lead and cadmium, thereby increasing health risks. The findings showed that in enamelled drinking glasses, flakes of paint often come off, which could be ingested over a prolonged period and prove hazardous for human health. For the study, researchers at the University of Plymouth carried out 197 tests on 72 new- and second-hand drinking glass produ...

  • Things to keep in mind while taking care of a cancer patient

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of October 2017
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    Sympathy - we tend to give it for free. Until something happens to us or our loved ones. While we do continue to pray for a friend's mother who got cancer, it is even more difficult to just rely on The Almighty when it comes to your own. My mother was detected with breast cancer early last month. That's when I realised that cancer care requires much more than sympathy. When I took my mother to the hospital, there were many women, older and younger, suffering from this terrible disease. They say age is no bar for cancer. The docto...

  • Seven-year-old boy wakes up after 11-day sleep

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of October 2017
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    A seven-year-old healthy boy from Elizabethtown, Kentucky fell into deep sleep for eleven days after being a ring bearer for his uncle’s wedding. His mother tried waking him up the next day but he went back to sleep after briefly regaining consciousness. Doctors are trying to find clues about what made the seven-year-old Wyatt Shaw sleep for so long. His mother first thought that the wedding left him exhausted and requested the doctors to test Wyatt for everything. They tested him for parasites, viruses, bacteria and in...

  • Madhuri Dixit-Nene to make her Marathi acting debut

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017
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    Bollywood’s dancing queen Madhuri Dixit-Nene is set to feature in a yet untitled Marathi movie. She says the way the Marathi film industry has evolved makes her proud. It is a slice-of-life film that revolves around the journey of self-realisation of a woman (Madhuri) with a dash of humour attached to its narrative style. The film will be directed by Tejas Prabha Vijay Deoskar, who has also written the film script along with Devashree Shivadekar. Madhuri said in a statement: “It is a story of every household yet it has a ...

  • Diwali 2017: Tales associated with the festival of lights

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017
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    Diwali or Deepawali holds a special significance in the lives of Indians. It is not just a festival of lights but a celebration of a tradition that hails the victory of the good over the evil. It also symbolises the annihilation of ignorance (darkness) by light (knowledge) and hence it is celebrated with much zest and fervour. People soak in the colours of festivities by getting dressed in new bright clothes, fine jewellery and complimenting accessories. Homes/offices and public spots are also decorated with lights that are indispensable...

  • World Obesity Day: How parents can help their kids avoid becoming overweight

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of October 2017
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    Obesity is one of the biggest health problems at present, that is rapidly becoming a part of everyone's life. The rising number of obese people around the world just goes to show how we are allowing a particular lifestyle to dictate us into an unhealthy state of being. Unfortunately, obesity is a growing concern among children as well. In the US, it is estimated that one out of every five children is overweight or obese and the number is growing. Childood obesity puts children at risk of developing serious health problems such as...

  • 5 Things you must pack for your kids when they go camping

    Posted on : Monday 9th of October 2017
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    Camping is one of the most fun experiences kids can have. Living outdoors, exploring nature and the possibility of some adventure are things that make the experience quite appealing. But it can also be a nerve-wracking time, especially if your kid is going camping without you. However, you can ease your worries, by packing the right things for your kids that will keep them safe and make their camping trip a memorable one. 1. Camping basics While tents and other accommodation will be taken care of, there are several camping essentials...

  • Places to visit in and around Delhi

    Posted on : Friday 6th of October 2017
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    New Delhi: With a long weekend approaching and the weather finally becoming better each day, people are all set to travel to different places and have a good time with their near and dear ones. But before you pack your bags and leave, here's a list of the best places around Delhi that might help you decide where to go! Rishikesh If adventure sports is your thing then Goa isn't the only place in India! In fact, you can experience the thrill of river rafting, bungee jumping as well as fox-flying at just 232 Kilometres away from...

  • Black tea may help in preventing obesity and promoting weight-loss

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017
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    While the caffeine content in black tea is a concerning factor, it is still considered to be the healthier option in comparison to black coffee. Tea drinkers are in abundance across the globe and a lot of them like theirs black. But, here's a good news for you if you're one of them. Researchers have revealed that black tea may be as beneficial as green tea in preventing obesity and promoting well-being. The findings showed that chemicals found in black tea – called polyphenols – alters energy metabolism in the...

  • World Running Out Of Antibiotics, Warns World Health Organisation

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of September 2017
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    GENEVA:  Antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report said. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical phase are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions, WHO said. There are, however, very few potential treatment options. The growing resistant infections pose the greatest threat to health, including drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) which kills around 250,000 peo...

  • Navratri 2017 Fasting Rules: When to start and end your fasts during Navratri

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of September 2017
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    Navratri marks the beginning of the nine-day festival devoted to goddess Durga. It is believed that during the course of these nine days, goddess Durga visits our home in her nine forms. The nine-day long festival comprises of fasting, daily pujas and participation in events. While the festival comes every autumn, it also commemorates Lord Rama's victory of killing Ravana. Northern part of India participates in this festival. People fast for nine days and refrain from eating daily food items like rice and Indian bread. A major festiv...

  • Did you know these plants can keep insects away?

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of September 2017
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    Come monsoons, and our homes and playgrounds seem to be teeming with uninvited guests like insects, bugs, mosquitoes and house flies, to mention just a few. Many of us are often at a loss when it comes to keeping these disease-spreading insects out of our homes. An alternate way to keep mosquitoes from bothering you is by using natural repellents. There are many plants that you can add to your home, garden, patio or balcony that will help keep insects away. Here are some plants that you can consider. Marigold If you thought this ...

  • Smartphones are addictive, can be injurious to kids' mental health: Experts

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017
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    Although invented with the aim of making life easier and convenient, the increasing use of smartphones and the internet by schoolgoing children and teenagers is slowly exposing them to less important and more addictive things like cyber bullying and online pornography, mental health experts have warned. Reports suggest that an increasing number of teenagers are being trapped into the deadly Internet game Blue Whale Challenge. A Google Trends report of the past 12 months shows a sharp spike in the number of searches related to the Blue Wh...

  • Sleeping with pet in bed affects quality of sleep

    Posted on : Friday 8th of September 2017
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    Washington DC: Dear dog lovers, sleeping with your pet in same bedroom is fine, but snuggling up with your pups in the same bed may affect your sleep quality, warns a new study. According to researchers, do not let your canines crawl under the covers with you. The sleep benefit extends only to having dogs in your bedroom, not in your bed, as adults who snuggled up to their pups in bed sacrificed quality sleep. Lead author Lois Krahn from Mayo Clinic's Arizona campus said that most people assume having pets in the bedroom is a dis...

  • Sugarcane component may cut stress, help you sleep better

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017
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    Tokyo: Scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, have found that an active component found in sugarcane and other natural products may alleviate stress and help you get a sound sleep. Currently, available sleeping pills do not address stress component and often have severe side effects. Sleep loss is associated with certain other diseases including obesity, cardiovascular diseases, depression, anxiety, mania deficits etc. Researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan found that octacosanol reduces stress and restores ...

  • Why you need to take vitamin D deficiency seriously

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017
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    It is quite surprising that despite being a tropical country where sunlight reigns most time of the year, 70 per cent of India's population is deficient in the sunlight vitamin, vitamin D. The sources of the vitamin are also not that meager and still an alarmingly high percentage of Indian population suffers from a lack of the vitamin. To understand what vitamin D deficiency can do to a person, we talked to Dr Ankita Mathur, who practises as a physiotherapist and clinical physiotherapist at IndoGulf Hospital and Diagnostics, Noida and is...

  • Rising number of cardiac patients in India in 30-40 age group a concern, say doctors

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017
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    A modern lifestyle that people all over the world have adopted or are adopting seems to be a big reason for the rise in heart problems. In India, cardiovascular diseases seem to be one of the biggest reasons for the rise in mortality rate, unfortunately at early ages. Doctors attending a global conference in Hyderabad voiced their concern over the growth in the number of cardiac patients in India, especially in the age group of 30-40 years. The four-day ACVSA (Advanced Cardiovascular Solutions) India 2017 conference organised by ...

  • Inability to smell could expose you to Alzheimer's disease

    Posted on : Friday 18th of August 2017
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    Unable to distinguish between the smell of two things could point to the risk of Alzheimer's disease, says a study. Researchers say that the damage to brain associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) occurs up to 20 years before symptoms start showing. Scientists are therefore interested in finding ways to detect the presence of the disease early on. The findings, published in the journal Neurology, suggest that simple odour identification tests may help track the progression of the disease before symptoms actually appear, ...

  • Does your child skip breakfast? It could put them at a risk of malnutrition!

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017
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    It is a known fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and one should have a big, filling start to remain energized for the rest of the day. However, children don't really give importance to that aspect of breakfast and have numerous excuses ready for skipping the day's first meal – too early to eat, no time before school, etc. Therefore, it is up to the parents to ensure that their child's breakfast doesn't get skipped, since a study has revealed a disturbing fact related to the consequences of...

  • Is your office AC unhealthy?

    Posted on : Monday 14th of August 2017
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    There is considerable proof mounting that your workplace AC is one of the big reasons your office is making you sick... so stop blaming your work! A 2004 study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology found that the office AC is a big contributing factor to the sick-building syndrome (SBS). According to the study, people working in office buildings with central air conditioning had more symptoms of illness than others. COLD DISCOMFORT Long-term exposure to a low temperature environment affects the joints and muscles, of...

  • Women have more active brains than men: Study

    Posted on : Saturday 12th of August 2017
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    Washington: Women's brains are significantly more active than that of men, especially in the areas involving focus, impulse control, mood and anxiety, a study has found. The largest functional brain imaging study to date compared 46,034 brain imaging studies to quantifying differences between the brains of men and women. "This is a very important study to help understand gender-based brain differences. The quantifiable differences we identified between men and women are important for understanding gender-based risk for brain...

  • Suffering from sleep disorder? Muscle protein may hold key to it

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of August 2017
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    New York: It is a widely accepted notion that the brain controls all aspects of sleep, but a new research revealed that a muscle protien may hold key to certain sleep disorder. The study shows that the protein in the muscle can lessen the effects of sleep loss in mice. The finding gives scientists a new target besides the brain to develop therapies for people with excessive sleepiness. Joseph Takahashi, Chairman of Neuroscience at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in the US said,"This finding is completely unex...

  • Cesarean deliveries have increased in India: Government

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of August 2017
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    New Delhi: The number of cesarean deliveries or C-Section surgeries have increased in the country, which is a matter of concern for all, Health Minister J P Nadda said on Friday. "C-Section (surgeries) have increased, specially in private institutes. It is a matter of concern for all of us," he said during Question Hour. Nadda said there were a number of reasons for increase of C-Section, including personal preference, risk factor, time constraint, among others. "But our efforts are on to bring down the number of C...

  • Excessive sugar intake may lead to anxiety, depression

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017
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    New Delhi: Sugar is a terrible addiction. Not many would be aware of this fact, but sugar is far more addictive than cocaine. Excessive intake of sugar has been known to cause numerous health issues. Echoing the same, a new study has warned men about the dangers of too much sugar. As per the study, eating too many sweets may make you anxious and depressed, thereby increasing the risk of common mental disorders in men. "High sugar diets have a number of influences on our health but our study shows that there might also be a l...

  • Video game breaks can beat stress at work

    Posted on : Saturday 29th of July 2017
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    Feeling stressed while at work? Playing video games may help, say scientists who suggest that engaging in such enjoyable activities during short breaks can help employees recharge themselves. People regularly experience cognitive fatigue related to stress, frustration, and anxiety while at work. Those in safety critical fields, such as air traffic control and health care, are at an even greater risk for cognitive fatigue, which could lead to errors. Given the amount of time that people spend playing games on their smartphones and tablets...

  • Novel eye test may help diagnose autism

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of July 2017
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    New York: A new test, which consists of measuring rapid eye movements, may help identify people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), scientists say. The test may indicate deficits in cerebellum, an area of the brain that plays an important role in emotional and social development, researchers said. "These findings build upon a growing field of research that show that eye movement could serve as a window into a part of the brain that plays a role in a number of neurological and development disorders, such as Autism," said J...

  • High exposure to the sun may increase risk of eye freckles

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of July 2017
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    A higher lifetime exposure to sunlight may increase the risk of developing eye freckles or dark spots on the coloured part of the eye called iris, a study has warned. While not malignant, eye freckles could indicate the presence or risk of sunlight-triggered eye diseases like cataract or macular degeneration, researchers said. Over 600 swimmers at public pools in Styria, Austria had their eyes examined for freckles and filled out a questionnaire that asked about their lifetime sun exposure and sun-protection habits. The researchers from ...

  • Protein that may prevent heart attack, stroke identified

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of July 2017
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    London: Scientists have identified a naturally occurring protein in the human body that protects against heart attacks and strokes, and may help develop new therapies to prevent the build up of fat in the arteries. Researchers from King's College London in the UK measured the level of the dickkopf-related protein 3 (DKK3) in blood samples collected from 574 people over five years. They found that those people with higher levels of DKK3 were less likely to develop atherosclerosis or to die from a heart attack or stroke. This c...

  • What sleeping in AC does to your body

    Posted on : Friday 14th of July 2017
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    It is touching 40 degree Celsius out there and sleeping without an air-conditioner is out of question. We stay in air conditioned offices all day and we stay in well air-conditioned rooms all night. The perpetual staying inside such cold temperatures may be relieving you of your sweat-fits but is sure not healthy. Here we take a look at what happens when you sleep in an air-conditioned room all night. When you sleep inside rooms that are closed and air-conditioned, three things happen primarily: No cross-ventilation and lack of fresh...

  • 5 Pregnancy Tips For First Time Moms

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of July 2017
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    Becoming a mother? What can be more blissful than savouring pregnancy! If you are becoming a mother then you are required to take care of yourself. You should invest yourself into good reading, positive thinking, and healthy eating. From food to clothing, you should treat yourself with the best things. You may be suggested several things for your pregnancy but it is vital to be careful in terms of medication, food and hygiene. This feature goes out to all the would-be moms and what they should do to have a healthy baby. As a would-be mot...

  • Delhi govt does a song and dance to raise disease awareness

    Posted on : Monday 10th of July 2017
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    In a bid to tackle vector-borne diseases such as dengue and chikungunya, the Delhi government plans to ramp up awareness campaigns in the city with the help of folk music, poetry and street plays in six languages, including Urdu and Sanskrit. The idea behind using different languages-- Maithili, Bhojpuri, Hindi and Punjabi, besides Urdu and Sanskrit-- in awareness programmes is to maximise the outreach of the activity, a senior government official said. For instance, if the campaign is being run in a Muslim- dominated area such as Ok...

  • 5 Amazing Oils To Manage Diabetes

    Posted on : Friday 7th of July 2017
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    Essential oils are addressed as ethereal oils or volatile oils. These are oils extracted from plants just like oil taken from clove. These oils are used for medicinal purposes and fragrances. Did you know essential oils could help you treat illnesses? This article talks particularly about those essential oils that can help you to deal with diabetes. Read and understand types of oil that can help you control diabetes. Oils are considered vital for human body as they have enormous medicinal value. This feature takes you through some essent...

  • Tuberculosis Treatment: 8 Foods That Can Help You Recover Faster

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of July 2017
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    Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease which mainly attacks the lungs. It can also spread to the other parts of the body like the brain and spine. In case of chronic diseases, you may have to resort to medical treatment, but your diet can really help in supporting the process and restoring your health at a faster pace. If you are suffering from tuberculosis, it is critical to maintain a healthy diet which will eventually help in boosting our immunity and provide the necessary strength to recover. Bangalore-based Nutritionist Dr Anju ...

  • Mineral water a good source of calcium, says study

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of July 2017
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    A new study says that mineral water can be a good source of calcium and can come as an alternative to dairy and milk products. Theresa Greupner of Leibniz University Hannover in Germany said. “In a world with a steadily growing number of overweight and obese people it is important to reduce the energy intake and to promote alternatives to satisfy the calcium demand apart from high caloric milk and dairy products.” Her team's study, funded by the Association of German Mineral Water Bottlers, looked at how well the body...

  • Walking slow indicator of dementia, says study

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of July 2017
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    Slow walk may be an indicator of dementia, say scientists who have conducted a new study. Scientists who found that older adults who experience a slowing gait also suffered shrinkage of a part of the brain linked with memory and spatial orientation. Researchers determined that participants with a slowing gait and cognitive decline also experienced shrinkage of their right hippocampus, an area of the brain important to both memory and spatial orientation. It was the only area of the brain where the researchers found a shrinking vo...

  • Food Allergy May Trigger Anxiety In Your Child, Say Experts

    Posted on : Friday 30th of June 2017
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    What you eat can have a direct co-relation with how you feel. Food is know to affect the mood and a new research blames food allergies to be one of the factors behind increased stress and anxiety. Does your child feel anxious or suffers from customary bouts of anxiety? Experts suggest that allergic reaction to certain food items might be one of the reasons behind the anxious state of your little one. On examining 80 kids with an average age of 8 years, it was found that 57% of the kids with food allergy reported symptoms of anxiety. The stud...

  • Reusing plastic bottles could do you more harm than good

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017
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    Refilling those plastic bottles again and again could actually be harmful to your health, as per a new research. That's because the plastic bottle you're constantly replenishing isn't made to be re-filled - meaning it could have the potential to leach chemicals and harbour harmful bacteria. In a study conducted by Treadmill Reviews, researchers lab-tested water bottles after each had been used by an athlete for a week and found that the highest number of bacteria reached over 900,000 colony forming units per square cm on ...

  • Keep Your Blood Pressure In Check To Avoid Symptoms of Parkinson's

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of June 2017
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    Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the nervous system. The condition comes accompanied with impaired motor skills. The disease is known to progress over time and destroys the vital nerve cells in the brain that are responsible for bodily movements. A recent study has managed to find a link between hypertension and Parkinson's. Although further investigation has been called upon to establish the association in totality, it was found that Parkinson's patients who also suffered from hypertension showed severe moto...

  • Eye care facts you must know

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of June 2017
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    We live in an age when you cannot do with staring at the computer screen, or your smartphone. Ophthalmologists suggest the best way to avoid computer vision syndrome is to give your eyes a rest frequently. Constant staring can lead to eye strain and can blur your vision temporarily. Looking into the distance once in a while can help too. Doctors suggest that closing eyes for a few minutes after every 20-30 minutes, can help to lubricate and moisten your eyes. Your glasses do not weaken eyesight Just because your glasses need to be ch...

  • Health benefits of Ashwagandha

    Posted on : Monday 19th of June 2017
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    Withania somnifera is a plant from the nightshade family native to the Indian subcontinent. It's more commonly known as ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, or winter cherry (not to be confused with Physalis alkekengi). It is a fairly small shrub with small pale green flowers, simple leaves and red berries. It has a tuberous root, carrot or ginger shaped. It also has a distinct smell, described as horse-like, which is where it gets its name, ashwagandha; Ashwa is Sanskrit for horse and gandha for smell. As one of its qualities is that it'...

  • Today is World Sauntering Day

    Posted on : Monday 19th of June 2017
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    So much has been said about walking and its health benefits and if you haven't got enough of that activity into your schedule, here's another reason to do so. World Sauntering Day is celebrated on June 19 every year to remind people about the importance of putting the brakes on our high-speed life and purposefully slowing down. It is also sometimes referred to as International Sauntering Day. To celebrate it, leave the phone and other distractions at home and just walk out into the park or around your block in a slow, relaxed man...

  • Smokeless tobacco is 95 percent safer than smoking: Study

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of June 2017
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    Washington DC: Here`s another reason for you to quit smoking, as a study has warned that snus - a type of moist powdered tobacco, typically held in the mouth between the lips and gums- is 95 percent safer than smoking. With the potential to stop 320,000 premature deaths across Europe each year, the researchers demonstrate the potential of the low risk tobacco product, snus, in reducing the impact of tobacco related disease and death in Europe. The latest evidence was presented by Peter Lee, epidemiologist.Snus researcher Lars Ramstro...

  • World Blood Donor Day: Few things to keep in mind before donating blood

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017
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    New Delhi: Every year, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) on 14 June. The main goal of the event is to raise awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products. The day also serves as a time to thank unpaid blood donors and volunteers for their life-saving gifts of blood. It is a time to encourage young people to become new donors as well. Blood is an important resource, both for planned treatments and urgent interventions. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live lon...

  • Smile to add years to your life

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of June 2017
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    Natural or fake, each smile tells you something about the person behind it. How often do you smile in a day? Twice, thrice or multiple times, asked speaker, writer, entrepreneur Ron Gutman at his TedTalk about 'The Hidden Power of Smiling'. According to him, your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live - and a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being. The psychology of smile has the power to change the energy of your day, and relationships. Here's how to empower yourself with smile. Why...

  • Eye care facts you must know

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017
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    We live in an age when you cannot do with staring at the computer screen, or your smartphone. Ophthalmologists suggest the best way to avoid computer vision syndrome is to give your eyes a rest frequently. Constant staring can lead to eye strain and can blur your vision temporarily. Looking into the distance once in a while can help too. Doctors suggest that closing eyes for a few minutes after every 20-30 minutes, can help to lubricate and moisten your eyes. Your glasses do not weaken eyesight Just because your glasses need to be ch...

  • Dengue claims 11 lives, affects 11,402 in this year's first five months

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of June 2017
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    New Delhi: A total 11,402 cases of dengue and 11 deaths due to the virus have been reported in the country till May 31 this year with Kerala recording the maximum number of such cases. Kerala with 4,735 cases, which included seven deaths, recorded 41.5 per cent of country's total dengue cases. According to the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka registered 3,259 and 759 dengue cases respectively. Andhra Pradesh recorded 512 cases, followed by Gujarat 492, Maharashtra 295 and West Bengal 287. ...

  • Severe pain may increase risk of dying early

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017
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    Middle-aged adults suffering from severe pain persistently that interferes with daily life may be at an increased risk of dying early, a study has showed. Chronic pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. The study showed that individuals who were often troubled with pain had a 29 per cent increased risk of dying early, and those who reported "quite a bit" and "extreme" pain interference respectively had 38 per ce...

  • Gardening can encourage your child to eat healthy

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of June 2017
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    With childhood and adolescent obesity touching alarming levels across the globe, experts are warning about the health complications that accompany this ailment. Obesity leads to a number of other problems, including diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, among others. While maintaining an active lifestyle and eating a healthy, balanced diet is important, a new study has revealed that growing plants reduces childhood obesity. The logic behind this, say experts, is that spending time outdoors will not only teach your child how...

  • Why 'new' knee isn't the final answer

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017
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    Total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries have gone up by 100% in the country over the past five years, but the rate of revision surgeries for TKR has grown even faster. Leading orthopaedic surgeons said that there has been a 300-400% rise in such surgeries due to increased incidence of infection in the implants, followed by loosening, instability and fractures. "In 2006, we used to conduct 12 to 13 TKR revisions annually of which 8-10% were for infection. In 2016, the numbers were three to four revisions monthly in which 80% were ...

  • Do you often postpone your meal time? It may delay your body clock

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of June 2017
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    London: Researchers have warned that postponing your meal time may delay one of the body's clocks. The study throw light on a potential way to alleviate symptoms of jet lag and shift work. The human body runs according to a roughly 24-hour cycle, controlled by a "master" clock in the brain and peripheral clocks in other parts of the body that are synchronised according to external cues, including light. According to the study, a five-hour delay in meal times also causes a five-hour delay in our internal blood sugar ...

  • Ban on sale of loose cigarettes will help cut smoking in India: Survey

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017
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    New Delhi: A survey has revealed that nearly 59 per cent of Indians feel that banning the sale of loose cigarettes may help cut down and quit smoking. Although smoking in public places was restricted nationwide since 2008, there are approximately 120 million smokers in India. According to WHO, 12% of the world’s smokers live in India. As of 2009, approximately 900,000 people die every year in India due to smoking. WHO data reveals tobacco use kills more than 7 million people every year and costs households and governments o...

  • Here is what you can do about bad breath

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017
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    You have just started your day and you sense some bad breath in your mouth. The thought of carrying it throughout the day will make you feel extremely self-conscious. The condition will make you aware to the point that you will begin doubting your skills. So, the first and immediate solution to this is a mouth wash or a mint. This immediate solution may eliminate the foul smell temporarily and save your day but not permanently. Let's understand the condition of bad breath thoroughly. Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result...

  • This new computer game may make your child healthy

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017
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    New Delhi: Scientists have come up with a new computer game that may help your children choose healthy snacks over unhealthy food making them healthy eventually. Children who played the simple game developed by researchers from University of Exeter in the UK made healthier choices when asked to pick foods afterwards. The game involves reacting to images of healthy food by pressing a button, and doing nothing if unhealthy foods are shown. "The sight of foods like chocolate can activate reward centres in the brain at the same ...

  • Travelling: A way to detoxify yourself

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of May 2017
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    Exploring lesser-known places to find the inner piece which is lost in the hustle of life is something very less people opt to do. Travelling requires some essentials like adventurous mindset, courage to get lost and to find the undiscovered ways. Detoxifying oneself is the first and foremost thing to live a happy life and so does this require some very fearless decisions. Walking barefooted on wet grass, walking down beside a seashore or just simply enjoying a sunset sitting on a rooftop are the basics of providing relaxation to our...

  • Why you should not drink bottled water

    Posted on : Monday 15th of May 2017
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    Bottled water is our go to choice whenever we step out. Even doctors and experts recommend drinking only bottled water when one is outside. And understandably so - water borne diseases are rampant and can be extremely dangerous. The scenario of water-borne diseases is complex for a variety of reasons. In the past 10 years, these diseases have become not only comprehensive but also presented forth some new infections along with the re-emergence of those we already know. So why did we warn you against bottled water? Well, celebrity nut...

  • Having a dog may help reduce stress in children, says study

    Posted on : Friday 12th of May 2017
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    New York: A new research has revealed that having a pet dog at home may provide valuable social support when a kid is undergoing a stressful experience. The study has showed that children who had their pet dog with them reported feeling less stressed compared to having a parent for social support or having no social support. Darlene Kertes, Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, in the US said, "Middle childhood is a time when children's social support figures are expanding beyond their parents, but their emotiona...

  • 5 Foods That Can Help You Prevent Risks of Breast Cancer

    Posted on : Thursday 11th of May 2017
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    Alarmingly so, the number of breast cancer cases in India are only increasing with very passing year. If one were to go by reports, by 2030, the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer every year could almost double to 3.2 million and cervical cancer cases can rise at least 25 per cent to over 700,000 globally unless urgent action is taken. India and China are said to have the largest number of women with breast cancer, which is mainly due to lower global funding as well as the misconception that treatments are difficult and expensive w...

  • A synthetic retina to help the blind see

    Posted on : Saturday 6th of May 2017
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    A synthetic, soft tissue retina developed by Oxford University researchers -the first ever made -could offer fresh hope to visually impaired people. Until now, artificial retinas have only been made from hard, rigid materials.The new research is the first to successfully use biological, synthetic tissues developed in a laboratory environment. The study could revolutionise the bionic implant industry and the development of new, less invasive technologies that more closely resemble human body A tissues, helping to treat degenerative ey...

  • Don't have water after consuming these fruits

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of May 2017
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    We are often advised not to consume water after eating certain foods. Other than our mothers telling us to do so, there lies a scientific reason as to why we need to follow this diet tip. Let us find out why we need to follow this age-old therapy: "Food with high water content should not be consumed with water," says doctor Aditi Sharma, Chief Nutritionist, Columbia Asia, Gaziabad. Some examples are: watermelon, melon, muskmelon, cucumber, orange, kakdi, pineapple, grapefruit, strawberry. Let us know the reasons: It dis...

  • Manage asthma with these lifestyle changes

    Posted on : Tuesday 2nd of May 2017
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    With increasing pollution levels in the country and dust particles in the environment, it is no secret that the number of people suffering from asthma are rapidly increasing, especially in urban areas. According to World Health Organization, there are 15-20 million asthmatics in our country at present. Not just asthma, the increasing air pollution is also adding to the people complaining of breathlessness, unexplained coughing, tightening in the chest and wheezing. Asthma is a chronic breathing condition where your airways, or bronchial ...

  • Bedtime habits for good sleep

    Posted on : Monday 1st of May 2017
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    Like with most other things, there's a protocol for peaceful bedtime. A comforting bath, softly-lit ambience, relaxing conversation and no stimulants... are some factors that decide whether you'll sleep well. Studies prove a good sleep hygiene solves long-term sleep issues. Lay out your clothes You can help your body recognise that bedtime is looming by setting routines and repeating them every night, like laying out your nightwear. If people establish nightly routines, they can help their brain shift into sleep mode faster. ...

  • Gulping more than three cups of coffee a day can halve prostate cancer risk

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of April 2017
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    Researchers say that drinking more than three cups of coffee a day can help in reducing prostate cancer risk by more than 50 percent. The findings were then validated in laboratory studies which suggested that the coffee substance caffeine might have some protective effect against cancer. "The observations on cancer cells allow us to say that the beneficial effect observed among the 7,000 participants is most likely due to caffeine, rather than to the many other substances contained in coffee," said Maria Benedetta Donati f...

  • Following a routine bed time could help lower obesity risk for your children!

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of April 2017
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    New Delhi: “Early to bed, early to rise...” is a saying that we have been taught in school and have also heard our parents trying to instil the idea in our young minds. We didn't really pay much heed to it then and now, at a time when we lead fast-paced lives, the daily rat race has made it literally impossible to catch the few requisite winks. However, a study has emphasized the importance of establishing the saying as a mantra for children, saying that following a routine can make them less prone to obesity in the l...

  • People with poor sleep are more likely to see things negatively: Study

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017
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    Researchers have found that people with poor sleep may find it harder to see things in a postive light. Poor sleep may affect a specific region of the brain known to be involved in regulating negative emotional responses, especially in those suffering from depression and anxiety restrict their ability to see things positively. The study published in the journal Depression and Anxiety said, this area of the brain, the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex, may have to work harder to modify negative emotional responses in people with poor s...

  • Children's allergies cause parents to worry, struggle to find means of relief

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017
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    New Delhi: Parents around the world have a hard time when their children fall ill owing to allergies due to change in weather dynamics. The case as it is now, with the air full of seasonal allergies, it calls for requisite measures to keep your kids safe. That said, parents do tend to worry for their kids and resort to stocking up on over-the-counter medications, which would help treat kids for flu symptoms like coughing, sneezing and congestion. According to a report from the CS Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children...

  • Summer care: Here’s how you can keep body odour at bay

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of April 2017
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    The problem of body odour persists a lot in summer when the scorching heat causes excessive sweating. Getting rid of unwanted hair and taking a shower are some ways to check it, say experts. Rohit Batra, Dermatologist at Dermaworld Skin and Hair Clinic and Vivek Mehta, Dermatologist at Pulastya Cadle Skin Laser Clinic, have shared a few tips: Shower twice a day: Taking a bath twice a day is a perfect solution for those who sweat excessively. It not only cools you during the summer months but also targets your body odour. Let your...

  • High chemicals in cosmetics can cause infertility, says IVF experts

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of April 2017
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    New Delhi: Cosmetics have been an integral part of a woman life. But do you know that these cosmetics can harm your health? Doctors on Wednesday said that cosmetics such as nail polish, antibacterial soaps, anti-ageing creams contains high chemical contents that causes severe negative effects on female fertility besides having several other side-effects. According to experts, mounting research on the subject has raised certain concerns regarding the potential side-effects of these cosmetic products. Chemicals in beauty products h...

  • Why exercise on empty stomach may be better for your health

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of April 2017
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    If you have been wondering whether it is better to eat or fast before a workout, researchers now have an answer. A new study has found that exercise on empty stomach is better for your health in the long term. The study analysed effects of eating versus fasting on gene expression in adipose (fat) tissue in response to exercise. After eating, adipose tissue "is busy responding to the meal and a bout of exercise at this time will not stimulate the same (beneficial) changes in adipose tissue", explained corresponding author of...

  • World Health Day: Chant this mantra to remain fit and healthy

    Posted on : Friday 7th of April 2017
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    Every mantra has therapeutic value. In Hinduism, there are several shlokas and mantras that are chanted for well-being of one and all. Hinduism, traditionally referred to as the Sanatana Dharma, believes in the ethos of universal brotherhood and that the world is one family. Prayers do wonders and the idea of worshipping inculcates faith in the Supreme. And hence, prayers help in healing mentally and physically. Spiritual awakening plays a vital role in shaping not just the body but the mind. On World Health Day, here’s sharing...

  • Have back and neck pain? Blame it on driving

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017
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    If you drive around the city and often feel a strain on your neck and back, beware — this might be a sign of poor health. With the number of vehicles growing at a rapid rate in the city and traffic crawling at snail's pace or coming to a complete standstill, there are bound to be consequences, most of them affecting our health. While the vehicle population currently stands at 67.22 lakh, two-wheelers constitute more than 70% of the vehicles in the city, whereas cars comprise 15%. With more and more people choosing to comm...

  • Sweaty feet and hands? Try these simple home remedies to get rid of it!

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of April 2017
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    With the arrival of summer season, some of us will face the problem of sweaty hands and feet. Though sweating is considered essential to maintain the body temperature, but an excess of it is bad and the problem may arise due to stress, nervousness, hormonal changes, etc. Here are a few home remedies to combat sweaty feet and hands: Baking soda Baking soda can prove to be an effective remedy for sweaty hands and feet because of its alkaline nature. Take two to three tablespoons of baking soda and mix it in warm water. Now, dip you...

  • Try these six simple ways to prevent heat stroke during hot weather

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of April 2017
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    With the temperature rising throughout the country, many people usually suffers from heat stroke, the most serious form of heat injury. Heart stroke results when you are exposed to high temperatures in combination with dehydration leading to failure of the body`s temperature control system. It is very necessary to be a little cautious and fight the heat. So, one should follow these tips to protect and prevent themselves from heat stress and strokes. Stay hydrated Drink lots of fluids such as water, juice, coconut water as they ke...

  • 7 Incredible Benefits of Drinking Bottle Gourd (Lauki) Juice

    Posted on : Friday 31st of March 2017
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    Let’s be clear. Juicing is not as bad for your health as you may think, especially when coupled with a well-balanced diet. Fresh juices give you a radiant and energetic life and help in cleaning your system. Yes, they shouldn’t be substituted for your daily meals but every once in a while it’s good to give your system a break. Moreover, there are some vegetables and fruits like those rich in Vitamin C that tend to lose their nutrients on cooking and therefore, it’s best to consume them raw or better still, juice them ...

  • 5 benefits of a stair climbing workout

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017
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    If you have always given up the stairs in favour of taking the elevator at work, time to turn that habit around. Stairwell workouts are increasingly being looked as power-charged regimens. They have even resulted in skyscraper runs in the West. Here's why you need to start climbing today... Improves heart health: The regimen works on cardio vascular fitness and reduces the risk of heart attack. Great toner: As you ascend the stairs, you tone up your quadriceps, hamstrings and calves. It's thus apt for those with sedentary job...

  • Video games a 'viable and effective' treatment for depression, say researchers!

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: Video games have definitely taken over the world as a form of entertainment, with kids and adults alike engaging in the fun. Most people also play video games as a means to vent their stress or anger. But, now, a study forthcoming in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, found that video games can actually be used as a form of treatment for those suffering from depression. The mental condition that is gradually taking over the world is becoming more and more common with every passing day. WHO statistics reveal that ...

  • This new method will mitigate dental implant failure

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: A team of researchers has devised a new method that can possibly reduce the chances of dental implant failure. The reasons for this failure are several-fold - mechanical problems, poor connection to the bones in which they are implanted, infection or rejection. When failure occurs the dental implant must be removed.The main reason for dental implant failure is peri-implantitis. This is the destructive inflammatory process affecting the soft and hard tissues surrounding dental implants. This occurs when pathogenic m...

  • World Tuberculosis Day 2017: Risk factors and prevention of the disease

    Posted on : Friday 24th of March 2017
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    Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious, airborne disease that mainly affects your lungs. Caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium, TB is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. And the disease spreads from one person to another through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes. Every year on March 24, World Tuberculosis Day is observed all over the globe. It is a worldwide event, designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease. Her...

  • Insulin resistance linked to faster cognitive decline

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of March 2017
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    Researchers have found that insulin resistance is linked to a faster decline in cognitive performance. Caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, insulin resistance is a condition in which cells fail to respond normally to the hormone insulin. The resistance prevents muscle, fat, and liver cells from easily absorbing glucose. As a result, the body requires higher levels of insulin to usher glucose into its cells. The study has showed that both diabetic and non-diabetic subjects with insulin resistance experienced acce...

  • Know how infections during pregnancy may affect your baby!

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of March 2017
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    Washington DC: Do you know that infections during pregnancy may harm your baby? Well, a new study by a team of researchers has showed that infections during pregnancy may interfere with the genes linked to prenatal brain development. If a woman picks up an infection during her pregnancy then her immune system will kick into action to clear the infection, but this self-defence mechanism may also have a small influence how her child`s brain develops in the womb, in ways that are similar to how the brain develops in autism spectrum disorder...

  • Hot chocolate as salty as seawater, say experts

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017
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    A new study has warned that a cup of hot chocolate may contain the same level of salt as that of seawater. Researchers, including those from Queen Mary University of London in the UK, analysed about 28 food items including hot chocolate, chips, burgers and French dressing. They found that a certain brand of hot chocolate was as salty as seawater, with 16 times more salt than the maximum target set by Public Health England. Each serving is worse than eating a bag of crisps, researchers said. Atlantic seawater contains one gram...

  • Ladies, beware! Skinny jeans, oversized bags are making your bodies prone to damage

    Posted on : Monday 20th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: High heels, skinny jeans and oversized bags make the perfect ensemble, according to many women around the world. It's stylish, it's in trend and is touted to be the perfect combination for those ladies who have one too many 'I don't have anything to wear' moments. Little did we know, that the 'perfect ensemble' is actually putting your health at risk and damaging your body, even when you're not wearing all of them together. According to researchers, because skinny jeans restrict free mov...

  • World Sleep Day: At an average of 6.55 hours per night, Indians among poorest sleepers in the world

    Posted on : Friday 17th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: Indians are some of the poorest sleepers in the world, clocking in an average of 6.55 hours a night, reveals data from an activity app. Ahead of World Sleep Day, which is an annual event held on Friday of second full week of March, Fitbit – an American-based company known for its products of the same name which are activity trackers and wireless-enabled wearable technology devices - reveals that Asians, including Indians, get less sleep on average than their American and European counterparts. Of the 18 countries cov...

  • New nano-implant may help restore sight

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017
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    Los Angeles: Scientists have developed a new eye implant, using arrays of silicon nanowires that sense light and electrically stimulate the retina, which may help restore vision in millions of people worldwide. The advance brings us a step closer to restoring the ability of neurons in the retina to respond to light. The researchers from University of California San Diego and US-based startup Nanovision Biosciences showed response to light in a rat retina interfacing with a prototype of the device in vitro. The technology could he...

  • Baby boy born in Pakistan has his heart outside body

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: In a rare case of childbirth, a baby boy was born with his heart outside his chest in Pakistan's Multan city. Doctors, however, said that the infant's heart was functioning properly although he will require a surgery to place it inside his body. And if all goes well the child will live a healthy life. The child, born on Tuesday, was brought to the Lahore Children Complex as facilities in Multan were not at par, Geo News reported. The rare disorder is called ectopia cordis in medical terms where the heart is loc...

  • Parenthood may help you live longer, says research

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017
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    Parenting, literally, is one of the most challenging tasks for every parent – from changing diapers to meeting their demanding tantrums each day. Having a child can be tiring today, but take heart if you're a parent yourself. As per a new study, having kids can help increase your lifespan. A team of Swedish researchers has linked parenthood to a longer life than their peers who are childless, particularly in old age. For the study, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, tracked the lifespan of men and wome...

  • Life after death? Patient's brain continues to function 10 minutes after death, baffling scientists!

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017
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    The human brain is a complex organ that still presents many puzzles for experts in the field of medicine. Unveiling one of the many mysteries of the brain, scientists have discovered that the human brain shows signs of life for 10 minutes post a person's death. Doctors in a Canadian intensive care unit (ICU) withdrew life support from four critically ill patients witnessed a strange occurrence. The brain activity in three out of the four patients initially ceased, followed by their heart beat and blood pressure. In medical te...

  • Finally! The reason why Mona Lisa is smiling in her famed portrait decoded

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017
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    The subject of centuries of scrutiny and debate, Mona Lisa’s famous smile, is routinely described as ambiguous. But is it really that hard to read? Apparently not. In an unusual trial, close to 100% of people described her expression as unequivocally “happy”, researchers revealed on Friday. “We really were astonished,” neuroscientist Juergen Kornmeier of the University of Freiburg in Germany, who co-authored the study, told AFP. Kornmeier and a team used what is arguably the most famous artwork in th...

  • Holi: Tips to stay energised, overcome stress post festive season

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017
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    It's that time of the season again, everyone - old and young - is excited to spread colours of happiness, joy and peace. Our country, India, is a land of diverse cultures and festivities. Festivals form an eternal part of our lives. Be they religious, national, harvest or seasonal, the people of our country exhibit the true essence of joy, celebration, spirit, passion and togetherness. One such festival that adds vibrant hues to our lives is the Holi – the festival of colours. This lively celebration is the festival of love...

  • Here’s how chocolate and coffee help keep you focused for those late night shifts

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017
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    Do you work in overnight shifts and struggle to stay active and focused while working? Good news! Drinking mocha lattes can improve your attention span and help in combating sluggishness. According to researchers from Clarkson University in New York and the University of Georgia, the combination of coffee and chocolate found in mocha is perfect for helping you stay focused, reports the Independent. They examined “the acute effects of brewed cocoa consumption on attention, motivation to perform cognitive work and feelings of anxiety...

  • 6 Remarkable Benefits of Jackfruit Seeds

    Posted on : Friday 10th of March 2017
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    Jackfruit is the largest tree fruit in the world, capable of growing big and heavy. It's packed with protein and loads of other nutrients like Vitamin B and Potassium. But, did you know that the seeds of this fruit are healthy too? These seeds are rich in thiamin and riboflavin which help in turning the food you eat into energy and keep your eyes, skin and hair healthy. The seeds also provide small amounts of minerals like zinc, iron, calcium, copper, potassium and magnesium. Jackfruit seeds contain compounds that have an antimicrobi...

  • Want to fight indigestion? Try these simple ways!

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of March 2017
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    Do you often suffer from indigestion? Well, it is said that one should take a nap after every meal to soothe your digestive system. And experts have said that while taking the nap, one should sleep on the left side first for some time and then relax for 10 minutes before rushing for work. Here are a few tips shared by Pramod Kulkarni, swaryog expert and founder of SwarYog Foundation, Mumbai: Swaryog recommends that you should have meals, including spicy or warm food, with activation of right nostril. Doing so will help in controlling...

  • Summer vine & other things

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017
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    It is the simplest thing to start your own kitchen garden, says Chitra Krishnaswamy who grows almost every vegetable you can think of on her terrace. A forward is doing the rounds of whatsapp urging people not to throw away fruit seeds and instead wash and keep them in the car to be tossed out when passing some barren land where, who knows, they may grow into a tree. I should do that. Try as I might I can’t wipe the terrifying image of the slaughtered trees on the Coimbatore Pollachi Road. But a full grown tree is a long term proje...

  • Bollywood is a huge boost for Indian textiles and crafts: Ritu Kumar

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017
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    Today (March 8) is International Women’s Day. And, when it comes to women achievers in the country, one name that stands out is that of designer Ritu Kumar. Kumar, who began her career in 1969, feels that the fashion industry has opened up a huge opportunity for women in the crafts sector in India. She says the sector has opened up not only for high end fashion designers, but also for women in other fields such as embroidery, printing and weaving. “Their knowledge of textiles is exceptionally detailed and something that is passed...

  • Training for marathon? Here’s all you need to know to boost your nutrition levels

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    With the marathon and half-marathon season just around the corner, Alexandra Dalu, a doctor of nutrition and anti-aging, has seven nutrition tips for runners looking to optimize performance and rise to the challenge without putting their health at risk. Don’t fill up on just carbs Loading up on endless pasta isn’t recommended — the key is to eat a varied diet. Although it’s important to get plenty of carbs to fuel muscles with energy, protein is also needed to maintain muscle mass. A few hours before a trainin...

  • Holi 2017: Expert tips for hair care

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    Harmful toxins present in both dry and wet colours can easily take away the sheen off your hair, making it dry and frizzy. So, don't forget to massage your scalp, get rid of the split ends and apply root mask to protect your hair, says an expert. Experts from Advanced Hair Studio dole out some easy tips to take care of your hair before the colour game begins. * Massaging works wonders on your hair. It is very important to massage your scalp thoroughly with coconut-based oil before you step into the Holi celebrations. Coconut-base...

  • How hand sanitisers can harm children

    Posted on : Monday 6th of March 2017
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    Scientists have warned that hand sanitisers might do more harm than good. They have found these alcohol-based, scented products might tempt young kids to swallow the substance -leading to stomach pain, nausea, apnea and even coma.Researchers from US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention have identified serious consequences, including apnea, acidosis and coma in young children who swallowed alcohol-based hand sanitisers. To characterise paediatric alcohol hand sanitiser exposures, researchers from US Centres for Disease Control...

  • Your cell phone is wreaking havoc on your skin! Here’s how you can stop it

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017
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    If you wake up in a state of horror, wondering how did you get acne, blemishes all over your face suddenly, then you can blame it on your shiny smartphone. Every time you put the phone on your face, you are exposing your face to damage. It’s true that in this day and age we cannot function without our phones. However, with little care, we can definitely make sure that our dependence on smartphones doesn’t damage our skin or health. Here is a list of ways how your phone can wreak havoc on your skin and how you can prevent it. ...

  • Going bald or facing hair fall? 14 myths about hair growth you shouldn’t believe

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017
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    Along with the facts come the myths. For years, people have believed in old wives’ tales about hair growth and hair loss. Delhi-based hair stylist Sunetra Singh says she’s heard everything from blaming the mother’s side of the family for hair loss to hats causing baldness, and even myths about how dead follicles can grow back into shiny healthy hair. Hair restoration consultant with Delhi’s Mane Solutions Dr Sanjeev Mehra says myths and misconceptions around why men and women lose their hair and how they can make ...

  • This is why sitting job is bad for your heart, waist

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of March 2017
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    If you have a desk-bound job, then you might be at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases by 0.2 per cent and an increase in waist circumference by two cm, for every additional hour of sitting on top of five hours, researchers warned. The findings showed that those who had desk jobs had a bigger waist circumference -- 97 cm compared to 94 cm in people without desk jobs. They also had approximately one body mass index (BMI) unit difference. Further, they had a higher risk of cardiovascular disease -- 2.2 per cent compared to 1.6 p...

  • Eat dairy foods, Vitamin D supplements to prevent bone loss

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017
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    Older adults who take Vitamin D supplements along with specific dairy foods such as milk, yogurt and cheese may have higher bone mineral density in their spine and the diet will guard them against bone loss in the hip, researchers have found. The findings, published in The Journal of Nutrition, revealed that Vitamin D stimulates calcium absorption, which is beneficial for building bones and preventing bone loss overtime. The research could lead to better care for people over 50 years of age diagnosed with osteoporosis – a disea...

  • Probiotic combo may benefit those suffering from mild seasonal allergy symptoms

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017
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    Researchers have found that a probiotic combination might help reduce symptoms of seasonal allergies like hay fever, which causes itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and other similar symptoms. “Not all probiotics work for allergies. This one did,” said study author Jennifer Dennis, a doctoral student at University of Florida in the US. Scientists already know that the probiotic combination of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria helps maintain digestive health and parts of the immune system. The researchers wanted to know if the com...

  • Soda, meat up breast cancer risk in teens

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017
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    Teenagers who consume a diet high in soft drinks, red and processed meat and low in vegetables may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer. Researchers collected data from about 45,204 women who had participated in a questionnaire in 1991 about their diet in high school, when participants were 27 to 44 years. "Because breast cancer takes many years to arise, we were curious whether such a diet during the early phases of a woman's life is a risk factor for breast cancer," said Karin Michels, professor at Univers...

  • Hypothyroidism can lead to miscarriage, bleeding

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of February 2017
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    A new study says that hypothyroidism can strike pregnant women early and can also lead to miscarriage and bleeding. It can lead to other complications as well such as low birth weight, respiratory distress syndrome and partum bleeding. As per a report published in Deccan chronicle, the study, which was conducted in a tertiary healthcare centre in Hyderabad, had enrolled 900 pregnant mothers and tests revealed that in 3 per cent of the women thyroid testing was not done in the first trimester. The report further says that, in the ...

  • 4 tips to create a garden at home

    Posted on : Monday 27th of February 2017
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    New Delhi: Not everyone will be able to make up with a green lawn or space to bloom in their gardening tactics. One can use fish pots, glass lamps, balls and bowls to create their own hanging gardens or reuse old furniture as garden desks, suggests an expert. Harpreet Ahluwalia, founder and principle designer at Earthly Creations, shares simple hacks to bloom a container garden. Hanging garden: Use fish pots, glass lamps, balls and bowls to create their own hanging gardens. This does not require much effort can be put up any where ...

  • If you are skipping breakfast, these things might happen to your body!

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of February 2017
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    Do you often skip your breakfast? If yes, then it is not good and can cause many health problems. It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and one should not skip it. Here are some things which might happen to your body if you do not eat your breakfast: Diabetes Skipping breakfast increases the risk of developing diabetes disease especially in women. Studies have found that women doesn't eat breakfast were at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who ate breakfast daily. Heart disea...

  • 5 Cool things to do this Summer season!

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of February 2017
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    Summer is knocking on our doors, and so will the hotness of the sun, making us all sweaty and drained out! Eating a cold ice-cream or sleeping on the grass, swimming late night in the pool and many such things can make this summer season more enjoyable. Thinking what to do this summer? So, here are some cool things that can wash away your summer blues: Pool Party: An absolutely fun activity to try this summer. Throw a pool party at your house and invite friends over. Decorate the area with pool balls and arrange for some house mu...

  • Mahashivaratri 2017: Why taking bath in Ganga on this day is significant

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017
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    Mumbai: Devotees of Shiva, who reside by the banks of the mighty Ganga customarily, take a spiritual bath in the river on the occasion of Mahashivaratri or the biggest night of the God. And many, who dwell elsewhere, travel to the cities that are blessed to be on the banks of the divine water body. Taking bath in the Ganga is one of the most significant features of the festival of Mahashivaratri. The presence of Ganga on earth is attributed to Lord Shiva, who held her in her matted locks as she descended from the heaven with an enorm...

  • Clean drinking water can cause childhood asthma

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of February 2017
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    In a shocking revelation, scientists have warned that although clean drinking water acts as elixir of life, yet it can increase the risk of childhood asthma. Researchers from the University of British Columbia in Canada suggested that there could be a link between the risk of asthma and the cleanliness of the environment. The findings indicated that while gut bacteria plays a role in preventing asthma, but it was the presence of a microscopic fungus or yeast known as Pichia that was more strongly linked to asthma. Instead of help...

  • How air conditioner affects your health, sleep

    Posted on : Friday 17th of February 2017
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    Your air conditioner (AC) may provide much-needed relief from sweltering temperatures in summer or warmth during chilly winter days. However, this popular home product can be surprisingly unhealthy, particularly when sleeping, for you. As new study suggests that airflow from an air conditioner stimulates the human body while sleeping as it may increase the heart rate and impact sleep conditions even if the mean airflow velocity is lower than an insensible level. The results indicated that the participants have significantly greater b...

  • Soda, pizza and salty food increases risk of liver disease in children, says study

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of February 2017
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    London: Children should not consume soda, sweetened beverages, pizza and salty food, biscuits, yogurt regularly as they are not good for health. A new study has revealed that kids who consume these foods regularly increases the risk of liver disease in them. Researchers from Bambino Gesu Hospital in Italy said, dietary fructose increases serum uric acid concentrations. Both uric acid concentration and fructose consumption may be high in individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) -- a condition where extra fat is a...

  • Valentine's Day Special: Top five tips for better heart health

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of February 2017
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    It's Valentine's Day and perhaps, you're celebrating it with your special someone. While your sweetheart may be the key to your heart and happiness, making heart-healthy lifestyle choices can be the key to a healthier heart. This Valentine's Day, pamper your sweetheart with a heart-healthy gift or date that will help prevent heart disease and may improve overall health. Here's how: Make healthier choices while eating out Eating out doesn't mean you're sabotaging your healthy diet. In fact it's good...

  • Exercise is the only solution to keep office frustration at bay

    Posted on : Monday 13th of February 2017
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     There's only one way to deal with all the professional frustration that a person faces in office – exercise. To prevent them from spilling over into the house, scientists suggest taking a brisk walk or a long swim. A study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology tracked participants` sleep patterns and daytime physical movements found employees who recorded an average of more than 10,900 steps each day were less likely to perpetuate abuse at home than those recording fewer than 7,000. "Research shows e...

  • Here comes an easy way to battle asthma, allergies

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of February 2017
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    New Delhi: Researchers cliam that consumption of fish oil, which is considered rish source of omega 3 fatty acids may benefit patients with diseases such as asthma. The findings, led by researchers at University of Rochester in New York, found that omega-3 fatty acid products can reduce the production of IgE -- the antibodies that cause allergic reactions and asthma symptoms in people with milder cases of asthma. Once ingested, the omega 3 fatty acids convert to special pro-resolving mediators that halt inflammation without suppressi...

  • Valentine’s Day 2017: Know your girl's choice before buying gifts

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of February 2017
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    A dozen flowers, a teddy bear or even heart-shaped gifts -- for him and her -- have become passé. If you are a man caught in a V-Day gift dilemma, go for something that suits her taste and preferences on this Valentine's Day, says an expert. Here are a few tips by Manisha Chopra, Co-Founder, SeaSoul Cosmeceuticals, that a man can keep in mind while buying that ideal V-Day present for his lady love: Fulfill her sartorial desires: She loves to shop and can spend hours browsing through her favourite accessories, clothes, foot...

  • Brief stair climbing is good for heart health

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of February 2017
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    According to a new study conducted by researchers, brief stair climbing can have major benefits for heart. Researchers recruited 31 sedentary but otherwise healthy women and tested the effect of two different protocols, each of which required a 10-minute time commitment, including warm-up, cool down and recovery periods. The exercise sessions were conducted three times a week over the course of six weeks. "Stair climbing is a form of exercise anyone can do in their own home, after work or during the lunch hour," said Ma...

  • Why do you get acne on your neck?

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017
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    The skin on the neck is much thicker than the face and can produce a lot of oil. Because of this, the acne on your back can also get much severe and form cysts, nodules and even large comedones. One of the common reasons of getting acne on the neck can be irritation. Collared shirts, knits, and turtle necks that rub on the skin of the neck can aggravate acne on the neck. To avoid such friction, don't wear tight collars and harsh fabrics. The other reason can also be your hair! Oily hair and dandruff can trigger such acne—th...

  • Want to keep your teeth healthy? Avoid these habits!

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of February 2017
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    Who doesn't want to have healthy teeth? Well, everyone does and for that one needs to take proper care of them. And there are some things you are probably doing on a daily basis which is harming your teeth and gums. Here are some things which we do that harms our teeth: Flossing Though flossing is equally important as it helps remove bacteria lodged between the teeth due to food particles, but doing it frequently can cause cavities that are painful to repair. Using old toothbrush One should not old toothbrush for long...

  • Does Vaastu serve any purpose in your house?

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of February 2017
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    This is for all the skeptics out there. If you have ever wondered if you could build a house without any thought to Vaastu Shastra, think again. Someone might have told you that you do not have to comply with the rules of Vaastu if your house is coming up on a small plot of land. However small the area you have, you would do better to draw up a plan suitable for it. The best plot, according to the Vaastu Shastra, should slope down to the east. You could even consider a plot that slopes down to the north. The idea is to let in the mornin...

  • Table etiquettes you must know

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of January 2017
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    There are certain rules to be followed on the table while dining. We may teach our kids not to make noise while eating or hold the spoon with the right hand, but there are actually a number of etiquettes that we ourselves are not aware of. In a brief chit-chat, Rajat Singhi, Founder and Creative director Address Home spoke to us about a few essential table manners that are a must for fine dining, whether at home or outside. Seating Etiquette At formal functions or house parties, one should wait for the host to direct everyone to thei...

  • Ten things parents must teach children to nurture essential values

    Posted on : Monday 30th of January 2017
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    Mumbai: The behaviour of a person reflects the quality of his or her upbringing. And hence, it is extremely important for parents to pay special attention to children during their growing up years. Parents also need to ensure that they instil moral values in the minds of children at an early age. Children’s good behaviour and conduct will make parents feel proud. This will also help in making children responsible individuals when they grow up. In this post, we have listed down ten things parents need to teach their young on...

  • Tired of acne? Drink these refreshing smoothies to get rid of it!

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of January 2017
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    Who wants to have ugly unwanted dark spots on their face? Acne is a common skin problem that occurs when oil and dead skin cells clog up your pores. It can happen any time and its causes are many. It could be a genetic problem or hormonal or simply lifestyle issues. But one can simple prevent and cure acne by eating right foods and also by drinking healthy smoothies as they are rich in antioxidants and omega-3 which will skin a radiant glow and reduce inflammation as well. Here are some refreshing smoothies that helps to get rid ...

  • Can't lose weight? Five things you can do every morning for optimistic results

    Posted on : Friday 27th of January 2017
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    Yes, you've heard this a thousand times – you are what you eat! While it's true that your body mainly depends on what you eat, when and how you eat really matters. Eating the right amount of the right food, and only at regular hours, is a healthy habit that everyone must try to adopt it. For people struggling to lose weight, knowing the best times to eat and the correct way to incorporate certain foods at certain periods of time can make a huge difference. There are certain things you can do in the morning if you're try...

  • Give your health a boost with the benefits of sesame oil!

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of January 2017
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    One of the first oil seeds known to humankind, sesame seeds have been widely employed in culinary as well as traditional medicines for their wholesome, nutritious, prophylactic, and remedial properties. Known for their nutritional content in seed form, they are highly valued for their rancid-resistant oil. The unique blend of antioxidants in sesame oil makes it beneficial as both an edible oil and a topical application. Its rich aroma and nutty flavor have made it a favourite ingredient and a topping for bread and grain products,...

  • One out of three Indian kids has unhealthy BMI, reveals survey

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of January 2017
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    A new study has found that almost one out of three school-going children in the country does not have a healthy body mass index (BMI). The seventh Annual School Health and Fitness Study 2016, conducted by EduSports, revealed that the fitness and BMI levels of school children in India - regardless of age, gender, region or city - continue to be far from satisfactory. Covering over 1,69,932 children in 326 schools from across 86 cities and 26 states, they survey assessed fitness parameters, like sprint capacity, flexibility, lower and ...

  • Glowing skin: Here's why you should include facial oils in your daily beauty regime

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of January 2017
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    Your facial skin needs extra care as it's the most delicate. This is because the tissues here are so fragile that if not taken care properly, they end up getting dull and age quickly. Besides, the facial skin gets maximum exposure of sun and pollution compared to other body parts, making them even more prone to damage. Therefore, it is important that you take good care of your facial skin every day to keep it soft and healthy. There are many steps you can take to improve the look and health of your skin, especially, the sensitive...

  • Sitting down for too long can age women faster, says study

    Posted on : Sunday 22nd of January 2017
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    Do you often sit down for long hours? Well, a new study has revealed that women who sit for too long are more likely to speed up ageing. The findings said that women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary. Researchers from University of California (UC) found that women who have a sedentary lifestyle have cells that are biologically older and invite cardiovascular diseases and diabetes as compared to women who are ac...

  • Rudraksha: these wonder beads hold the key to happiness and purity

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of January 2017
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    Rudraksha, a seed that comes in many forms, was recognized as an organic gem by the Indian Gemological Conference in 1999. The advantages of rudraksha are listed in Padmapuranam and Sivapuranam. The seed is variously described as “Siva’s eyes” and “the annihilator of grief”. Faces of rudraksha Rudrakshas are available with faces ranging from one to 21. Of these, rudrakshas with three, four, five and six phases are commonly available. The other varieties are rarer and pricier. Rudrakshas with many faces g...

  • Winter health risks: This is how cold weather affects your heart

    Posted on : Friday 20th of January 2017
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    Cold weather can take a toll on your health, although experts say that the season can also be beneficial to our body and minds alike. Besides, the chilly weather also provides us with the chance to witness the beauty of snow falls and snowy mountains. However, winter can be costly for your health. Falling temperatures can affect your heart, especially, if you have cardiovascular disease. People with a history of coronary heart disease, diabetes and hypertension are at an increased risk of heart attacks during the season. Children and...

  • Abortion: Does it affect your fertility and future pregnancies?

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017
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    For many couples, deciding whether or not to terminate a pregnancy - an abortion - can be very difficult. There are many reasons why women consider an abortion - inability to support or care for a child, unintended pregnancy, contraceptive failure, pregnancy complications, etc. The Supreme Court had on Monday allowed a Mumbai-based woman, who is in her 24th week of pregnancy, to undergo termination of the foetus as it does not have a skull. The bench, while taking into consideration the report of medical board of King Edward Memo...

  • Indian pepper may be a cancer fighter

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of January 2017
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    The Indian long pepper, widely popular for spicing up food, may soon be used as a potential cancer treatment drug, according to a new study. The Indian long pepper contains a chemical that could stop your body from producing an enzyme that is commonly found in tumours in large numbers, according to the study in Journal of Biological Chemistry. UT Southwestern Medical Enter scientists have uncovered the chemical process behind anti-cancer properties of a spicy Indian pepper plant called the long pepper, whose suspected medicinal prope...

  • Makar Sankranti 2017: Eat traditional delicacies to make festival more special

    Posted on : Friday 13th of January 2017
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    With multi-coloured kites filling the morning sky, one of the most auspicious time of the year, Makar Sankranti, is here.This is the time for households in all parts of the country to get busy offering their prayers to the Sun God, to celebrate the beginning of Magha month. Observed in different ways that vary with location, it is never complete without a feast including delicacies made with sesame and jaggery, halwa, pitha, and more. As per Hindu mythology, sesame seeds (til) help purify the soul and boost spiritual awakening. Ayurv...

  • Focus on vegetables, fruits in winters: Dieticians

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of January 2017
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    With winter being the best time to increase food intake, dieticians have urged children to focus more on fruits and vegetables to supplement body nutrition, which is hardly the case during summer due to low appetite. According to them, the increased intake of walnuts can be extremely helpful for dementia patients. Vitamin A is necessary for eyesight and carrot has plenty of it. "Carrot also enhances blood flow to the eyes to aid in better functioning," said Nidhi Dhawan, dietician at city based Saroj Super Specialty Hospita...

  • Appendix may serve as 'safe house' for good gut bacteria

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of January 2017
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    The human appendix, which is thought to be of little use to the body, may actually serve as a reservoir for beneficial gut bacteria, a new study has found. The appendix, a narrow pouch that projects off the cecum in the digestive system, has a notorious reputation for its tendency to become inflamed (appendicitis), often resulting in surgical removal. Although it is widely viewed as a vestigial organ with little known function, the new study suggests that the appendix may serve an important purpose. In particular, it may serve as...

  • Want to keep ageing, dementia at bay? Learn more languages!

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of January 2017
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    As per a new study, being bilingual can help in keeping off diseases such as ageing and dementia. A team of researchers has established that years of bilingualism change how the brain carries out tasks that require concentrating on one piece of information without becoming distracted by other information. This makes the brain more efficient and economical with its resources. "After years of daily practice managing interference between two languages, bilinguals become experts at selecting relevant information and ignoring inf...

  • High-fibre diet is the solution to reduce gout inflammation

    Posted on : Sunday 8th of January 2017
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    Inflammation caused due to gout can cause a lot of pain at times. Health experts claim to have found a solution to reduce the inflammation and pain as well. High-fibre diet consumption can reduce the level of inflammation and the pain too. It significantly induces the action of gut bacteria to help reduce inflammation associated with gout and possibly help the treatment of arthritis, researchers have found. Gout is a metabolic disease in which monosodium urate crystals of uric acid -- a waste product in the blood -- form in the b...

  • Residing near high-traffic roadways elevates demetia risk

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of January 2017
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    As per a new study, people who live near busy roads may face a higher risk developing dementia. Researchers, including those from Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Canada, found that people who lived within 50 metres of high-traffic roads had a seven per cent higher likelihood of developing dementia compared to those who lived more than 300 meters away from busy roads. They examined records of more than 6.5 million Ontario residents aged 20-85 to investigate the correlation between living close to major roads and d...

  • This is how Rosemary can do wonders to your health

    Posted on : Friday 6th of January 2017
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    Rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region.  It is considered to be a medicinal herb that can cure multiple health conditions. It has been used in the medicine for centuries. Benefits for health: 1) Rosemary contains a number of phytochemicals, including rosmarinic acid, camphor, caffeic acid, ursolic acid, betulinic acid, and the antioxidants carnosic acid and carnosol. 2) In traditional medicine of India, ext...

  • Moms-to-be take note! Omega-3 supplements can cut childhood asthma risk

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017
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    The would-be-mothers taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during their third trimester of pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood chronic wheezing problems or asthma by age five, finds a new study. The research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women who were prescribed 2.4 grams of long-chain omega-3 supplements during the third trimester of pregnancy reduced their children's risk of asthma by 31 percent. Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which include Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahe...

  • Combat acne with these five fruits!

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017
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    Acne is like an unwanted guest, that always pop up whenever they like, at an inconvenient time, or rather absolutely love to appear at the most crucial moments. Getting ready for a party? Have a big date? Have an important interview? Not to worry, acne will definitely make an appearance right before that. Acne is a problem that affects various parts of your body. Although the face is always a target, especially in the growing-up years, acne is a skin condition that may continue up to several years. They are undoubtedly a huge nui...

  • Winter special: Get rid of the sniffles with these five superfoods!

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017
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    Every time Winter comes around, people begin complaining of flu, especially cold. The wheezing, sneezing, sniffling common disease makes a comeback every year. Although, not so serious in most cases, they do give us tough times. Even though medicines are the obvious way out for many, there are always better solutions like natural supplements. Apart from natural remedies, there are certain foods that are, more often than not, always available at home, which will help you battle your miserable cold and considerably speed up the pro...

  • This liquid product can get you good skin

    Posted on : Sunday 1st of January 2017
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    Did you ever wonder that milk can offer you numerous benefits if used in different ways? A study conducted by experts says that apart from sipping milk, you can also use it in your beauty regime and get good and clear skin. Here are some of the ways milk can prove beneficial for skincare: It can be used a cleanser: Milk drives out all the dirt and dead skin cells from the clogged pores, preventing further blackheads and acne. It also removes fats from the oily areas and moisturises dry skin areas. Use: Dab a clean cotton ball...

  • Sinus infection? Try these essential oils for quick relief!

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of December 2016
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    Sinusitis is a condition in which the cavities around the nasal passages become inflamed. Also known as sinus infection or rhinosinusitis, is usually caused by infection, allergies and chemical or particulate irritation of the sinuses. Though there are antibiotics and number of home remedies to treat the sinus pain, but one can also opt for essential oils to get instant relief from it. Here are some essential oils that helps to treat sinus problem: Peppermint oil Because of its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibacterial and ...

  • Pancreatic cancer: Know the common symptoms of the disease!

    Posted on : Friday 30th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Pancreatic cancer is considered one of the most virulent forms of cancer. It usually occurs when a malignant tumor forms in the pancreas and doesn't give rise to any signs and symptoms until it's advanced. Since the disease is seldom detected, it has become a leading cause of cancer deaths. People who are suffering from persistent pancreas infection and obesity are at high risk of pancreatic cancer. Here are some common symptoms of pancreatic cancer which we all should know: Jaundice Pancreatic cancer can cause...

  • Shoulder pain? You may be at a risk of heart disease!

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: If this new study is anything to go by then you possibly need to be more careful if your shoulder pains more often than not. According to a study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine having shoulder problems may be due to heart disease risk factors. The study mentions that shoulder pain might not just simply be caused due to physical strain. IANS quotes the study`s lead author Kurt Hegmann, Professor at University of Utah School of Medicine in the US as saying, “If someone has rotator c...

  • Now, dental implants that kill bacteria and anchor to bone

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of December 2016
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    London: Scientists have developed coatings for dental implants that can prevent bacterial infection, kill it if it arises, as well as facilitate anchoring to the bone. Coatings that are capable of preventing bacterial colonisation -- main reason why dental implants fail -- and adhesion around the implant, was long awaited. The fact is that "about 10 per cent of dental implants have to be removed due to osseointegration problems or to the onset of infections", said Beatriz Palla, researcher at UPV/EHU-University of the Basqu...

  • How to keep your joints healthy during winters!

    Posted on : Monday 26th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Many people faces lots of health problems during winter, especially joint pain. It  is considered the most common problem. But one can keep their joints healthy and strong by following certains things. Here are some ways that helps to keep your joints healthy in winters: Wear knee guards If you want to protect your knees in winters and reduce pain then start wearing knee guards. It not only provide comfort from knee pain but also protect your knees from serious injury. Stay hydrated Start drinking lots of ...

  • Five simple ways to prevent thyroid in women

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016
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    Delhi: Thyroid controls every single cell in the body and is known as a person's metabolic master. If a person does not have enough of thyroid hormone, then every system in the body slows down. This results in fatigue, weight gain, constipation, hair loss, among other things. It is said that though there’s a genetic component to thyroid disease, one can do certain things in order to stay healthy. Following are some steps: One should not indulge in starvation diets. As per a study published in The Journal of Clinical...

  • Radiation from mobile towers not harmful: TRAI

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of December 2016
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    Allaying fears of radiation from mobile towers, a senior Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) official  said that the harmful effects of electromagnetic field radiation had not been proved. At a customer outreach programme , Sunil Bajpai, principal adviser to TRAI, said people were scared of harmful effects of radiation from cellphone towers. However, it has not been established that electromagnetic field radiation from mobile towers causes any harm to humans. While there are several studies on the adverse impact of radiatio...

  • Know why rosewater is good for skin!

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Rosewater is often considered one of the most amazing ingredients which you can include in your skin care routine. It is beneficial for our skin in several ways as it helps it gives a natural and healthy glow. Here are the tips on how rosewater can help keep your skin glowing Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, rosewater can help you get rid of itchy and over-heated skin. It also helps in preventing acne as it acts as a wonderful cleansing agent and removes all the dirt from the skin pores. Applying rosewa...

  • Suffering from swollen fingers? Try these simple natural remedies to get relief from it!

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Are you suffering from swollen fingers? Well, it is very common health problem during winters. Though there are medicines easily available in the market to get rid of the problem but one can also opt for simple natural remedies. Here are some home remedies to get relief from the problem: Lemon Apply some lemon juice on the swollen part of the fingers gives you instant relief. Onion Because of antibiotic and antiseptic properties, onions when applied on the swollen area, help get relief from itching and swelling...

  • Seven hacks to good health for mothers

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016
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    Eat well, stay hydrated and snack smart for good health while balancing pregnancy with busy schedules, says an expert. Poornima Shankar, Senior Research Scientist at The Himalaya Drug Company, gives some tips on how mothers and mothers-to-be can recharge their energy: Striking the energy balance: Eating healthy food is important but ensuring that the energy intake is just as much as the energy you release, is more important. If your food intake is greater than the energy spent, you will experience a positive energy balance and gain w...

  • Heartburn medication lowers cancer patients'' survival chances

    Posted on : Monday 19th of December 2016
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    Toronto: Medications for heartburn and gastric issues could lower possibility of survival and recovery for cancer patients, researchers have found. According to a University of Alberta study, published in journal JAMA Oncology, the proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which are very common medications for heartburn and gastrointestinal bleeding, decrease effects of capecitabine -- a type of chemotherapy usually prescribed to gastric cancer patients. The study led by Michael Sawyer and Michael Chu found that the overall survival in cancer p...

  • Smartphone addiction may up obesity risk in teens

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of December 2016
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    In the study , adolescents spending more than five hours daily on devices were 43% more likely to suffer from obesity compared with those who spent less time on these devices, researchers said. They also found that adolescents who spent more time on the devices were twice as likely to consume sugary drinks and not get enough sleep or physical activity. Researchers from Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health studied data from the 2013 and 2015 waves of the Youth Risk Behaviour Surveillance System, which included 24,800 adolescents i...

  • Women, beware! Taking painkillers can put you at high risk of hearing loss

    Posted on : Friday 16th of December 2016
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    Boston: Painkillers are one of the first resorts we turn to when we are suffering from any kind of physical pain. In fact, many women take the help of painkillers to get relief from menstruation cramps. However, if a new study is to be believed, painkillers can actually prove to be harmful, especially for women. As per the study, taking pain-killers such as ibuprofen for over six years may put you at the risk of hearing loss. The study adds to a growing body of evidence linking the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NS...

  • Kids under home care can reap the benefits of Yoga!

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of December 2016
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    London: Yoga is an ancient Indian spiritual and physical discipline, which uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation to boost health. Known for its proven effectiveness, Yoga is now being embraced as a lifestyle across the globe and promotes physical, emotional and mental well-being. Now, a study focusing more on the benefits of Yoga for children and workforce in residential care homes, has discovered that it promotes health and psychological well-being for the kids under home care as well as the staff. The study suggest...

  • Pets can help overcome mental trauma, says study!

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of December 2016
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    London: Pets are often considered to help get rid of your blues. Many people around the world are testimony to the fact that pets are one of the best stress busters. Numerous studies carried out over the years have confirmed that people who own pets are happier and much less likely to suffer from depression than those who don't. Now, a new study has suggested that pets can help those people going through any form of mental illness receive unconditional support from pets, while also helping with stigma management. The study fo...

  • Laughter is essential for a long life

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of December 2016
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    When somebody cracks a joke, it not only makes you laugh but also goes deep inside to boosts heart health and break the stress. Laughter is infectious. The roaring laughter is far more contagious than cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is free, ...

  • Running is actually good for knee joints: Study

    Posted on : Monday 12th of December 2016
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    Contrary to popular perception, running actually reduces inflammation in knee joints and slows the process that leads to osteoarthritis, a study said. "This idea that long-distance running is bad for your knees might be a myth," said study co-author Matt Seeley, Associate Professor of exercise science at Brigham Young University in Utah, US. In the study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, the researchers measured inflammation markers in the knee joint fluid of several healthy men and women aged 18-35, ...

  • Wearing high heels regularly can lead to premature osteoarthritis

    Posted on : Sunday 11th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: If you have a habit of wearing high heels on a regular basis, it's better to quit it and start wearing flats. A new research has claimed that women who have a habit of wearing heels on a regular basis can be in trouble at an early stage as they become more prone to osteoarthritis. Researchers have found that every time a woman puts on heels, she is putting dangerous levels of strain on her joints, thereby increasing the chances of developing osteoarthritis early. "Killer heels could lead to osteoarthritis in k...

  • Avoid wrapping food in newspaper, it's harmful: FSSAI

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of December 2016
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    Wrapping food items in newspaper is bad for your health as its ink has multiple bio-active materials with known negative health effects, FSSAI said on Friday. "Wrapping food in newspapers is an unhealthy practice and the consumption of such food is injurious to health, even if the food has been cooked hygienically," the Food, Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) said in an advisory. "Printing inks may also contain harmful colours, pigments, binders, additives, and preservatives. Besides chemical contaminants,...

  • Want to live longer? Be optimistic in life!

    Posted on : Friday 9th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Scientists have found that always having an optimistic outlook towards life - a general expectation that good things will happen - can add years to a person's life. As per a new research, women who maintain a positive outlook on life are less likely to die from several major causes of death - including cancer, heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease and infection, than those who are less optimistic. "While most medical and public health efforts today focus on reducing risk factors for diseases, evidence has bee...

  • Inhale through nose to enhance memory: Study

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of December 2016
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    A recent study reveals that inhaling through nose heightens memory and response to fearful stimuli, whereas the effects disappear while mouth breathing. The study was published in the Journal of Neuroscience. According to Northwestern Medicine, the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall. They found that individuals were able to identify a fearful face more quickly, if they encountered the face when breathing in compared to breathing out. Individua...

  • Eating saturated fat could actually be good for you

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of December 2016
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    Consuming saturated fat may actually be good for you, claims a new study that challenges the long held belief that dietary fat is unhealthy for most people. In a randomised controlled trial conducted by researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway , 38 men with abdominal obesity followed a dietary pattern high in either carbohydrates or fat, of which about half was saturated. Fat mass in the abdominal region, liver and heart was measured with accurate analyses, along with a number of key risk factors for cardiovascular disease. ...

  • Got kidney stones? Alpha-blockers may be effective

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of December 2016
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    To help people get rid of large kidney stones, US Researchers have promoted a non-surgical way by suggesting off-label use of drugs called alpha blockers that can facilitate stone passage. The study was published online in the British Medical Journal. Physicians are eager to find non-surgical ways to help the two-thirds of kidney stone patients who need more than just extra hydration to pass their stones. Contemporary practice guidelines recommend off-label use of drugs called alpha blockers to facilitate stone passage. These inc...

  • Use of antibiotic needs to be brought down

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of December 2016
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    There is an overall decline in antibiotic effectiveness across the world. While the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that antibiotic resistance is responsible for more than 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths each year in the US, the `State of the World's Antibiotics 2015' estimates that 58,000 neonatal sepsis deaths are attributable to drug resistant infections in India alone. Director of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center at the George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public...

  • Want healthy and silky hair? Include these foods in your diet!

    Posted on : Monday 5th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Who doesn't like to have healthy hair? Well, everyone does and for that one needs to eat the right kind of foods. Since nutrition plays a key role in hair growth, eating a healthy and balanced diet is very important to improve hair health. Here are some foods that can improve your hair: Salmon Being a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin D, salmon is good for hair. Eggs Start eating eggs as they contain protein that encourages hair growth and prevents hair loss. Coriander Coriander pre...

  • Homelessness makes people vulnerable to mental, health issues

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of December 2016
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    Homelessness makes people vulnerable to mental and health problems, according to a study by British researchers that sheds light on the plight of society’s most marginalised people. Research into the experiences of 64 people who are homeless or facing housing problems in Newham, London, found some living in slum-like temporary housing and others living in constant insecurity and flux while grappling with a housing system which they find complex and confusing. Of those interviewed, 22 per cent had a disability and 48 per cent had a ...

  • Weight loss: Five effective ways to rev up your metabolism!

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016
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    New Delhi: You probably must've heard people who struggle to lose weight putting their blame on a slow metabolism. Metabolism is a natural process that takes place within the cells of living organisms. During metabolism, your body converts what you eat and drink into energy required to power everything you do, from moving to thinking to growing. While there are some things about your metabolism that you can't change – such as age, your medical history - there are a number of things you can do to boost your metabolism an...

  • Skin and hair care in winter

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016
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    Winter is never a good time for your skin. The harsh weather and dry air draws out the precious moisture away from your skin. And if it's not treated immediately, dry skin can lead to cracking and bleeding, and the cold winds only make the matters worse. And the hair, it gets dry and static, leaving you looking totally unprepared for that important board meeting. Don't worry, the problems might seem endless, but the solutions are simple. Dermatologist Dr Jalpa, of Kaya Skin Clinic, gives us some handy tips to avoid skin and hair ...

  • Beauty hacks for winter wedding

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016
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    Amongst all the bridal make-up tips, getting your skin to look healthy and glowing on the wedding day is very important. Simply taking care of it a week before the day is not enough. Your skin needs time to take in nourishment and treatments, says an expert. Kalpana Sharma, make-up artist from The Body Shop, has listed some tips on bridal make-up in winter. - Overdoing the treatments may lead to further damage. Make time for yourself and indulge in the treatments at least six weeks prior to the ceremony to give your skin time to work...

  • Make-up must haves in your kitty

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: An after-work team party or an unplanned date. To combat these unexpected surprises, always carry a matte lipstick and a kohl pencil in your bag. Neetu Prasher, Head Training, Avon India, has shared a few tips: * Matte lipstick: It's a secret weapon that's doing huge this season. There's a shade in matte for everyone irrespective of your skin tone. So, lay your hands on a berry shade and make heads turn this party season. You can also play safe by keeping a red lipstick in matte as it not just helps update an o...

  • Five fitness tips for winter!

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of November 2016
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    Mumbai: It’s that time of the year when your woollens takeover your wardrobe and you feel like spending most of your time in the warm cosy comfort of your bed. Winter season is back in its full glory! However, with cold, dry weather, comes an avalanche of side-effects! It is important to remain fit and healthy during this season in order to keep diseases and illness at bay. And hence you must take good care of yourself by doing exercises. By hitting the gym regularly, you can ensure fitness and the power to resist common cold, coug...

  • Fathers boost daughters’ maths, sons’ language skills

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016
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    The study found that fathers from low-income families support their teenagers in ways that result in greater optimism, self-efficacy, and, ultimately, higher achievement at school. This is even true for men with low levels of education or those who were not proficient enough in English to help their children with their homework. “Low-income fathers affect their adolescents’ beliefs about themselves and their future, and these beliefs influence their achievement by increasing their determination…,” said Marie-...

  • Make your lips more attractive than ever with these colours for different skin tones

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Go for bubblegum pink or red if you are fair, and those with a dusky complexion should pick shades of brown, says an expert. Beauty expert Ishika Taneja, who is also Executive Director of ALPS Group, suggests different types of lip colours that will suit your skin tone. * Fair skin: Flaunt your pout in hues like bubblegum pink, coral, peach, red or orange. But make sure to harmonise the colour according to your eye make-up. * Dark skin: Give glosses a miss. Go all matte this winter. Settle down for darker yet eye catch...

  • Superfoods for the face

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016
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    Every skin has a story to tell. The outside coat reflects the inside reality. While consuming the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones can make or break a skin, using the right foods on the surface of the skin can also do wonders. And it gets better if they are superfoods with enhanced capability. Gritty glow The best thing about oats as a beauty product is that it works for all skin types. Oatmeal face packs are brilliant for skin whitening and lightening. One can use honey and almond milk as combinations for a good oatmeal pack....

  • How lung cancer spread can be prevented

    Posted on : Sunday 27th of November 2016
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    A component of cancer cells, which acts like a 'cellular post office', could be the key to preventing the spread of lung cancer to other parts of the body, scientists have discovered. The 'post office' of the cell -- or the Golgi apparatus as it is more commonly known -- has the ability to package proteins in order to transport them to other parts of the cell or to deliver them to areas outside of the cell. "If we think of the cancer cell like a tent structure: it has fixed sides to hold its shape and is firmly a...

  • Ways to build your confidence

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016
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    There are several situations in life that makes a person lose out on their self-esteem and thereby affect their confidence. However, no matter how extreme the problems are, one should maintain their sanity, and try confidence-boosting exercises. We tell you of the various ways. Wear a carefree attitude A straight posture with a bright smile are important tools to get started. Even if you are not that strong from within, pretend to be strong. Be helpful, but not giving, be loving, but never submissive. Make sure you wear the most conf...

  • Beetroot - The best winter food for glowing skin!

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Whether you like it or not, beetroot, also simply known as beet, is loaded with essential nutrients that provide many benefits to your health and wellbeing. Packed with potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamin B6, A, C, nitrate, beets are also one of the healthiest winter foods.Including this healthy food into your diet during winter season can be beneficial for your skin apart from other health benefits that it gives. Betroot being rich in skin enhancing nutrients is simply a perfect recipe for maintaining a glowing skin in wi...

  • Play up with hair for parties

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016
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    Go for two top knots or a French braid instead of tying your hair in a boring bun for a fun party, say experts. TIGI educator Anushka Moniz along with the participants of Hair Heroes 2016 contest have shared ideas for a chic look: French braid: - Begin with using a dry shampoo on your lengths and ends to help create texture. - Take a centre parting and braid your hair on both sides using the French braid technique. - Continue braiding till you reach the nape area and secure it with rubber bands. - Open up the braids a...

  • Winter skincare cheat sheet

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016
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    Its no surprise that as the temperature takes a dive during winter, our skin problems soar. So, it is time to show your skin some extra love after all the festivities and harsh weather, says an expert. Disha Meher, National Expert – Skin and Nails, Lakmé Salon, lists an easy and simple cheat sheet that will put an end to all your winter agonies. – Dehydration: If your skin looks patchy and fine lines have started appearing, it is definitely dehydrated and dry. The moisture level of your skin is decreasing because of re...

  • Wondering how to dress for office? Here are a few style tips

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Go for well fitting clothes and avoid inappropriate apparel and accessories to make an impression in office with your style, says an expert. Meha Bhargava, CEO, Styl.Inc Image consulting, lists some tips to dress smart for office. * When it comes to office dressing, keep it simple and sober, but at the same time trendy and comfy. Pencil skirts and A-line skirts are the most appropriate apparel options. If choosing a formal shirt, pair it with blazers (cardigans for the colder months), but buttons should not gape open when ...

  • Five foods you must eat for a gorgeous, glowing skin this winter!

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016
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    New Delhi: You may like winter but it can also wreak havoc on your delicate skin and hair, leaving them dry and frizzy. You can keep your body healthy from inside-out incorporating certain foods into your daily diet. Here are some skin-nourishing foods that can help your skin remain healthy and glowing throughout the entire winter season: Carrots Loaded with vitamin C, carrots are helpful in keeping your skin vibrant and healthy. Carrots are also high in vitamin A, an antioxidant that fights free radicals and can prevent wrinkles and...

  • Grey hair problem? Here are some quirky, quick fixes

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Having a grey hair problem? Try applying grey hair chalk or braid a section of your hair with colourful threads, says an expert. Aashmeen Munjaal, make-up expert and director of Star Salon n' Academy has rolled out easy tips to hide grey hair. *Hair chalk: You can apply hair chalk as it is easily available and you will get stylish and colourful hair. Hair chalks are not harmful for hair as it is an instant application to hide your grey hair. *Colourful threads: Braid a section of your hair with colourful threads an...

  • You simply can't afford to miss beauty benefits of mustard oil

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Winter is here and we are all set to welcome it with much galore, celebration and festivals. Naturally, these end-of-year events call for stepping it up a notch and looking extra special; while this may sound a bit exhausting, look no further than your kitchen shelves and rediscover the benefits of our own humble Mustard Oil , the goodness of which our grandmothers never tire of telling. On the same note, Umesh Verma, Spokesperson at P Mark Mustard Oil has pointed some beauty benefits of using Mustard Oil and looking your ...

  • Winter safety: Tips to keep your child healthy in cold weather!

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Winter can be an exciting time for kids, bringing great outdoor activities, but the cold weather can also play havoc to their health. During the winter months, children are susceptible to infections, viruses, colds and flu. Besides, winter sports such as snowboarding, skating and the cold weather itself can do some damage too. However, there are many things parents can do to protect their kids from cold temperatures and keep them from getting sick. Mrs Meenal Arora, Executive Director of SHEMROCK Preschools & the Founder D...

  • Fight off dry skin and keep it radiant

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016
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    While most of us love bidding goodbye to the harsh and hot summer months and welcome the transition to cooler climes, at least one part of our body doesn't agree with us! Our skin, especially in people who have dry skin, feels the extreme brunt of winter as icy winds make it scaly, itchy, irritated and dry like sand. While you cannot control the climate, you can certainly take some measures to reduce the trauma that the cold season inflicts upon your skin. Make no mistake, as much as your body needs a transition to winter clothes...

  • Here's how you can add modern touch to your home

    Posted on : Monday 21st of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Want to deck up your home with modern furniture? Opt for recliner or go for carpets and lights to make your abode look more modern, says an expert. Swarup, Designer at Furlenco, Furniture Rental company, has rolled out ideas on furniture that can add a modern twist to your homes. * Recliner: This is perfect for a corner in your house where you can spend hours reading your favourite book or binge-watching TV shows. Go for a classy, sophisticated looking lounger which is made of superlative fabric and suits all weather condi...

  • Drink water, avoid smoking to maintain soft lips

    Posted on : Monday 21st of November 2016
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    With the winter season approaching, we need to take extra care of our lips. Drinking a good amount of water, shuffling your professional lip balm with remedies like butter or ghee, and keeping your tongue in check are critical elements of lip care, says as expert. Abhishek Raj, facial aesthetic expert, has rolled out a few tips to battle the problems: * Drink water: You know that your skin needs hydration and that happens best with the intake of enough water. The same goes for lips. Though people drink enough water in summers, this i...

  • Dance your own way – Gateway to Heart health

    Posted on : Saturday 19th of November 2016
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    Dancing can be one of the most enjoyable form of exercise. But, what most people don't know is that dance has many health benefits. Dancing is a mind and body workout. Dance provides feel good factor to our body and soul. It can help us lose weight, strengthen and tone our body, facilitates stamina and flexibility, offers balance and posture, and also boosts confidence. Whether it is cultural dance, bollywood, or rhumba, dancing could be a great exercise for all. Different forms of dance can burn large amount of calories. Who would have ...

  • Five reasons why you must light an oil lamp at home everyday

    Posted on : Friday 18th of November 2016
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    Mumbai: Most people in India light an oil lamp every morning and evening at their homes and worship their deity to seek blessings. In Hinduism (traditionally known as Sanatana Dharma), symbolism plays a vital role in helping mankind understand the fundamental principles and philosophy of life. In this post, we will tell you why you must light an oil lamp at home every day. Lighting of an oil lamp symbolises prosperity and the triumph of light over darkness. But it has profound meaning. Here’s taking a look at some of them: ...

  • Too much fatty food could set children up for mental problems: Study

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of November 2016
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    Love to binge on fatty foods such as oily samosas and cheese-laden pizzas? Beware, as a new study warns that such children may be at risk of developing cognitive and psychiatric problems such as schizophrenia or Alzheimer’s disease in their adulthood. According to the study, diets rich in fat deplete the levels of a key protein known as reelin which help synapses in the brain to work properly. This hampers behavioural flexibility and memory. Low levels of reelin have been associated with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’...

  • Interesting work laws around the world

    Posted on : Tuesday 15th of November 2016
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    Of course, not in India. Japan's work law considers an employee who sleeps at work to be hadworking. Well, here are a few more interesting work laws around the world that will tempt you to relocate... In a bid to take labour-friendly laws to another level, UAE (United Arab Emirates) has taken the initiative to introduce a 'reading break' law. This allows employees to catch up with their reading for a couple of hours during working hours. Bookworms are not the only to have benefited from laws that do more than just censure or ...

  • How to keep skin radiant in winter

    Posted on : Tuesday 15th of November 2016
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    In the winter season, safeguard yourself against dry and dehydrated skin. Give yourself oil massages, use cream-based products and apply cold cream before sleeping, says an expert. Madhuri Aggarwal, Dermatologist at Yavana Aesthetic Clinic here, has shared few tips: * Turn to cream-based products early: If winter is approaching, it’s time to turn to skincare products that have cream-based thick moisturizers. So, your light water-based moisturizer will pave way for a heavy and thick cream. Switch over to a milder facewash an...

  • Children's Day: Eight things parents can teach teenage kids

    Posted on : Monday 14th of November 2016
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    A child always remains a child for his/her parent. As a parent, you are a role model and the first learning source for your child. On the occasion of children’s day, here are few things every parent must talk about openly or teach to develop a stronger bond with their adolescent kids. 1) Refining social interacting skills. Adolescence is the first stage where every child has to encounter the outside world. The child is now thrown into a situation where he has to socially interact in groups or with the opposite sex and non-famil...

  • Bacterial protein may protect against skin disease

    Posted on : Monday 14th of November 2016
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    Researchers have identified a bacterial protein that resides on human skin and has the potential to protect individuals from several skin diseases including atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and skin cancer. The skin bacterium — Propionibacterium acnes — is a commonly known bacteria that resides on human skin and takes its name from being first discovered on a patient with severe acne. But whether it causes acne is uncertain — it may have been present merely because it is so common, the researchers said. The study found that...

  • iPad game may treat lazy eye condition in kids

    Posted on : Sunday 13th of November 2016
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    A special type of iPad game effectively helped in treating children with amblyopia in restoring their visual abilities, more than the standard treatment, researchers say. Amblyopia -- also known as the lazy eye -- is the leading cause of monocular visual impairment -- a condition in which vision in both eyes is used separately and one of the eyes has no vision with adequate vision in the other -- in children. Amblyopia has traditionally been viewed as a monocular disorder that can be treated by patching the fellow eye to force use of...

  • Perfect lip colours to pick this festive season

    Posted on : Friday 11th of November 2016
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    Lipstick adds another dimension to your look. If you want to play with your look, then opt for hues of orange, black or purple this festive season, says an expert. Gunjan Gaur, Make-up Expert and Executive Director of ALPS Cosmetic Clinic, has listed some of the hottest shades. - Classic red: The season has been all about standing out with classic red. This colour never fades and works well for every occasion. - Play with orange: Wear orange and more of orange shades this season. The versatility of this colour is perfect to get a...

  • Matcha, kiwi will give your skin a glow

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of November 2016
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    Want a glowing and flawless skin? Consume matcha, powdered green tea, which has a high amount of antioxidants and also have a lot of kiwis, which is a storehouse of Vitamin C, says an expert. Kajal Bhatia, Consultant Nutritionist, RAW Pressery, has shared 10 tips that can help you get a healthy glow on your skin. -Blueberries: Extremely tasty and convenient to eat, blueberries are the favourite fruit of many gourmet-enthusiasts around the world. Despite their sweet taste, they are low on calories and contain antioxidants that protect...

  • Tips to dress up at your best friend's wedding

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Pair jackets with exaggerated palazzos and try monotone hues of pink, turquoise, teal and mint green to make a style statement at your best friend's wedding, says an expert. Sidhika Gupta, Fashion Head, Roposo, has shared a few tips on styling for the wedding season: * Jacket style: Jackets have become a versatile fashion statement that can be modified in many different ways. You could pair it with a lehenga-choli or team it up with an exaggerated palazzo. The jacket in zardosi, embroidery, or intricate velvet is t...

  • Winter skincare: Time to go organic

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Pamper your skin with the goodness of an organic beauty and skincare regime this winter, says an expert. Garima Singh, Research and Development Manager, Organic Harvest, has shared some tips to fight against winter woes. * For oily skin: If all you can see is dull and oily skin staring back at you from the mirror then scan for additives like neem, lemon, lime, clove, cucumber, tea and strawberry while picking products for your skin. Neem is ideal if your skin is acne-prone as it soothes irritation and inflammation, whi...

  • Faking smile won't make you happy

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of November 2016
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    Faking a smile may not make you happier after all, according to a new study which contradicts the belief that our body's movements can affect our mood. The idea that faking a smile may brighten our mood, which came out of a psychological experiment from the 1980s, may not be true, as scientists were not able to repeat the results in a lab setting. In the facial-feedback hypothesis, dating back to 1988, participants rated the humour of cartoons while inadvertently mimicking either a smile or a pout. The participants were simpl...

  • Soaking in sun may reduce stress

    Posted on : Monday 7th of November 2016
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    Soaking up sun may help you to keep level of emotional distress stable, finds a new study. “When it comes to your mental and emotional health, the amount of time between sunrise and sunset is the weather variable that matters most. This applies to the clinical population at large, not just those diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder,” said Mark Beecher, Professor at the Brigham Young University, US. The study analysed many meteorological variables such as wind chill, rainfall, solar irradiance, wind speed, temperature an...

  • Simple ways to purify your indoor air

    Posted on : Saturday 5th of November 2016
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    Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air. Yet, oblivious to the dangers of indoor pollution, when we speak of pollution we only refer to outdoor pollution. Jayati Singh, Business Head, Air, Philips India adds, "Indoor air is 3-5 times more polluted than the outdoor air because it is a mix of outdoor pollution that comes in through windows and doors as well as indoor pollutants like dust, cooking fumes, allergens, incense, cigarette smoke and pet dander." According to a recent survey conducted by Artemis Hos...

  • Is your skin dry? Try these home remedies this weekend

    Posted on : Friday 4th of November 2016
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    The days are getting shorter and colder in the mornings. Winter is almost here. Skin dryness is one of the biggest issues this season brings with it. This week Onmanorama brings you simple home remedies to relive this dryness. Carrot is rich in Vitamin A and good for nourishing the skin in winter. It suits all skin types. Grate carrots and apply on the face for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash off with cold water. Honey, rosewater and milk Mix half a teaspoon honey, one teaspoon rose water and one teaspoon dried milk powder. Mix into ...

  • Post Diwali skincare tips

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of November 2016
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    It is important to focus on your skin after all the Diwali festivities. Treating yourself with essential oils and regular work-out sessions can help you get a glow on your skin even after the festival is over, says an expert. Shikhee Agrawal, Head Training, The Body Shop, has listed some skincare tips post Diwali. - Treat your skin with Vitamin E and essential oil rich creams and oils which protects skin Remember to complete your intake of water of 8-10 glasses which is the best remedy for a glowing skin. - As the festive season ...

  • Eating fish may ward off allergies in kids

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of November 2016
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    Women who consume oily fish while pregnant or during breast-feeding may decrease the risk of their children developing food allergies, asthma, eczemas or hay fever, researchers have found. The findings have showed that children introduced to fish and eggs -- major source of omega 3 fatty acids -- before 11 months of age had a lower risk of developing allergies. "Fish intake in the family seems to reduce the risk of allergies," said Karin Jonsson from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, in a statement. Kids who ...

  • Increased smartphone use may affect sleep, health of kids

    Posted on : Tuesday 1st of November 2016
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    Does your child indulge in playing games or watching videos on a smartphone or tablet even during bedtime? Beware, he/she may be over double the risk of having inadequate sleep, which may lead to various health issues, a study has found. Sleep is an often undervalued but important part of children’s development, with a regular lack of sleep causing adverse physical and mental health consequences, including poor diet, sedative behaviour, obesity, reduced immunity, stunted growth and mental health issues, said the researchers from Ca...

  • Want to live a very long life? Follow these five basic rules for a healthier, happier lifestyle!

    Posted on : Monday 31st of October 2016
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    New Delhi: All of us want to live a long, healthy life. But do we really know what are the basic rules that help a person lead a healthy and peaceful life? Or do we follow the instructions and act like it? Making just a few changes in your lifestyle can help you live longer. Following are five simple common-sense rules, if followed will keep you fit and add years to your life: Healthy diet Eat a healthy diet consisting of plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes while limiting highly processed foods. Exercis...

  • 5 tips to fill your house with positive energy

    Posted on : Monday 31st of October 2016
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    Do you want your house to give off positive vibes? Here are five simple tips. Declutter The first and the most basic thing you have to do is to discard all unwanted things. Throw off all things you have not used for some time. Keep things in order. Go green Keep indoor plants. They give out oxygen and cleans out the air. Find an ideal plant for each room. Open the windows It is not ideal to keep the windows closed. Keep the windows open as much as you can. Scent it up Go in for natural room fresheners like ca...

  • skincare tips: These tri-Ingredients will give you ideal festive glow!

    Posted on : Sunday 30th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: The festive season gives you a perfect opportunity to relax, enjoy and sparkle among your loved ones by flaunting the most perfect dress with the most stunning accessories and jewelry. However, all these things are a waste if you do not have that natural festive glow on your skin. Seasonal change not only makes your skin dull but takes off that essential nutrients & oil that keeps your skin soft and supple. Look your best this festive season by following these simple home remedies suggested by Dr. Rohit Batra, Dermatologis...

  • Festival of Lights 2016: Take care of your eyes this Diwali!

    Posted on : Saturday 29th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: As Diwali is about to knock our doors, its essential to take safety measures as this festival of lights leaves behind a lot of eye injuries. After hands, eyes are the most affected area during Diwali time which makes it even more important to take care of this precious organ. Here are few essential points: It's important to be cautious while you are celebrating Diwali with your near and dear ones. Always burst crackers in an open space and make sure to protect your eyes. If you have suffered an injury, don ...

  • Diwali 2016: Colours that can add glamour to your attire

    Posted on : Friday 28th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Jazz up your wardrobe with different colours like oxblood red, sapphire and mint-green this festive season, says an expert. Sidhika Gupta, Fashion Head, Roposo - a fashion and lifestyle social network - has a few tips to help you look trendy for Diwali: * Persian influence: Radiate royalty with colours like emerald, sapphire, oxblood red, and mauve. Rich and glamorous fabrics - velvet or brocade - go best with this colour trend. Dusky or olive skin-tones could carry this trend effortlessly. * Monotone: Mint-green ethni...

  • Bring forward your new avatar this Diwali

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: With the Diwali only two days away, and the festive fervor has already grabbed the pulse of the city people. After all, it is a most awaited time of the year when everyone gets to doll up and flaunt off their fashion sense and latest trends. When it comes to festive styling in India, one can only think to for traditional wear like suits, sarees, kurtis etc. Be unique this season- flaunt yourself in new avatar and go for western and tradition mix to stand apart from the crowd. So girls, better to give a little twist to your tra...

  • Diwali 2016: Do-it-yourself tips to light up your home

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: To give your home decorations a personal touch while putting up lights this Diwali, create your own designs using fairy lights in an innovative way, says an expert Here are a few Do-it-yourself (DIY) tips provided by Chirajay Sharma, founder of website befikr.in, which provides home services to households across different service categories: * DIY flower lights: Put your fairy lights to some unconventional use this Diwali. Use discarded egg cartons to make some colourful and glittery light strings for your home interiors. ...

  • A woman’s guide to buying the right scent

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of October 2016
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    Different seasons have different fragrances. Summer and spring are all about light, floral fragrances. Come winter and it's time to go musky, woody and Oriental. While summer fragrances are meant to make a woman feel calm and cool, winter's all about sexy heat. Fragrance professional, Fiona Caroline, says, "During the winters, heavy clothing and the fall in the temperature does not emanate the fragrance as easily as it would in the summer or spring season. Winter perfumes depend on one's body chemistry. If your skin is d...

  • Diwali: Time for special beauty care

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of October 2016
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    The festive season is here again! Soon it will be Diwali. Start taking care of the skin and hair a few weeks before. Night-time cleansing is an absolute must, especially for city dwellers. Chemical air pollutants, dirt and grime hang in the air. They are potent skin irritants. Make-up should also be removed at night. All these can cause dryness of the skin, or disrupt the normal acid-alkaline balance of the skin, leading to rashes and other eruptive conditions, like pimples and acne. As Diwali approaches, the weather also changes. Season...

  • Diwali Special: Seven simple tips for safe and healthy celebrations!

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: With the festival of lights round the corner, we are all set for celebrations with shopping, making sweets and decorating the house being the top priority. Diwali is usually inundated with loud crackers and a lot of sweets. So, it is very important to set a limit and keep yourself free from unhealthy activities to celebrate the festival without compromising on your health. Here are some tips for a healthy Diwali: Eat healthy To enjoy a healthy Diwali this year, replace all those fatty foods, the ghee-laden deserts,...

  • Diwali 2016: Top 5 gift items for your loved ones!

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of October 2016
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    The festival of lights is here and we can feel it already. Diwali is celebrated across the nation as it also welcomes the onset of winters. So, we are sure you must be neck-deep in planning how to decorate your homes and also as to what best gifts you can but for your loved ones. On Deepawali goddess Lakshmi is revered in full fervour and the doors of your house are open for all the warmth shared by your guests. As Diwali this year falls on October 30, 2016, we list out some cool gifting options for you. Take a look: Decoration items...

  • Diwali 2016: Lip colours to pick this festive season

    Posted on : Monday 24th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Lipstick adds another dimension to your look. If you want to play with your look, then opt for hues of orange, black or purple this festive season, says an expert. Gunjan Gaur, Make-up Expert and Executive Director of ALPS Cosmetic Clinic, has listed some of the hottest shades * Classic red: The season has been all about standing out with classic red. This colour never fades and works well for every occasion. * Play with orange: Wear orange and more of orange shades this season. The versatility of this colour is perfec...

  • Glowing skin in minutes

    Posted on : Monday 24th of October 2016
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    It’s that time of the year when you have very little time between returning home and then going out for a social do. How do you get your skin to glow in 20 minutes? Dr Madhuri Agarwal, dermatologist and cosmetologist, helps us with some tips. -Potato acts as an instant bleaching agent, and lightens the skin tone within minutes. It also has the ability to shrink your acne. Grate a raw potato, and apply it all over the face like a pack. Rinse it after five minutes, and you’ll see the change. -Tomatoes are packed with antiox...

  • Diwali 2016: Style your hair differently this festive season

    Posted on : Monday 24th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Paying attention to your hair is as important as paying attention to ensembles and make-up during Diwali. Try opting for buns or fish tails to stand out this Diwali. Aashmeen Munjaal Make-up expert and director of Star Salon n' Academy, has shared hairstyling tips for this festive season. * To highlight your hairstyle go for a french hairstyle with a messy fish tail. * Side swept soft curls will go look beautiful both Indian and western wear. * Make French Braid from front till back, both the side and then make...

  • Phone batteries emit toxic gases

    Posted on : Sunday 23rd of October 2016
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    More than 100 potentially fatal gases are produced by the batteries found in billions of consumer devices such as smartphones and tablets, a new study has warned. The research identified over 100 toxic gases released by lithium batteries, including carbon monoxide, which can cause strong irritations to the skin, eyes and nasal passages and harm the wider environment. Researchers from the Institute of NBC Defence in the US and Tsinghua University in China said many people may be unaware of the dangers of overheating, damaging or using...

  • Shopping for children? Here are some essential dos and don'ts

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Shopping for children for festivals can be tricky. Making a list, choosing the right size and involving them might just help you pick the right clothes, says an expert. Mohita Indrayan, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of 612 League (a kidswear brand), has listed down a few things to keep in mind while shopping for children. * Make a list: List down the clothes you need to buy for your child. With a list in hand you can group your shopping needs by type of store and accomplish your tasks more efficiently. Plan your ch...

  • Selfie viewing on Facebook linked to low self-esteem

    Posted on : Friday 21st of October 2016
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    If you cannot take your eyes off the innumerable selfies posted on social networking sites like Facebook, take heed. Researchers have found that the more often people view their own and others’ selfies, the lower is their level of self-esteem and life satisfaction. “Most of the research done on social network sites looks at the motivation for posting and liking content, but we’re now starting to look at the effect of viewing behaviour,” said Ruoxu Wang, one of the researchers from Pennsylvania State University in ...

  • Diwali 2016: This festive season buy these gadgets for your kids

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: With the onset of the festive season, begins the exchange of interesting gifts. People start looking for gifting options to make the festival worth remembering for their loved ones. Parents buy interesting games, beautiful clothes, gadgets for their little ones. How good it would be if these gifts can help increase their interest in learning. This festive season gift your child a gadget which helps them learn better and enjoy the same way they enjoy playing games. Below are a few gadgets to choose from for your tech-savvy ...

  • Six home remedies that could help you get rid of wrinkles

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of October 2016
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    Wrinkles occur when the collagen and elastin in the skin become weak and break. It can also be caused by other factors like harsh sun exposure, smoking, use of drugs, stress, sudden weight loss, lack of vitamin E and other genetic reasons. Onmanorama lists six natural remedies you can try to get rid of those wrinkles 1. Olive oil- Why:  It is rich in antioxidants like vitamins A and E. It can moisturize the skin and even regenerate skin cells. How: Gently massage olive oil in the affected areas. Also try mixing a few dro...

  • Did you know that oil baths can cure many diseases?

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of October 2016
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    Hippocrates, one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine was once asked what the secret of his good health was. He answered that it was his bathing routine and consumption of honey. Our ancestors were all hale and lived longer and for this they didn’t do anything extra special. They toiled hard, had their meals on time and more importantly took their bathing rituals quite seriously. And this always, without fail began with an elaborate oil massage session. Most often the oil was made lovingly in their homes. An oil b...

  • Beware! High-stressed jobs can lead to early grave

    Posted on : Monday 17th of October 2016
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    New York: If you are in a high-stress job with little or no control over the work flow, chances are you are heading towards innumerable health conditions -- even an early death -- than those who have flexibility and discretion in their jobs. A team of researchers from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business found that individuals in low-control jobs, high job demands are associated with a 15.4 per cent increase in the likelihood of death. Using a longitudinal sample of 2,363 people in their 60s over a seven-year period, th...

  • Skincare tips for festive season

    Posted on : Sunday 16th of October 2016
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    From staying hydrated, moisturising your skin to saying no to hot water bath, it is important to give your skin extra care before the festive season, says an expert. Preeti Seth, Cosmetologist at Pachouli Spa & Wellness Centre, Delhi, has shared some tips that one must start from now to keep your skin healthy. * Stay hydrated: The more you keep your body hydrated, the more youthful you will look. Drinking lots of water is the best way to do away with impurities in your skin, and eliminate waste and toxins from your system. So make su...

  • Simple workout routine at office that will keep you fit

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of October 2016
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    A sedentary lifestyle can ruin your fitness. So, in between all the deadlines and pending work, make sure you do some stretching exercises at your workplace, suggests an expert. Gaurav Dawar, Fitness Expert and CEO of FlabThugs, lists down some easy workouts. Workout exercises while standing: * Try to walk around your office or walk the stairs to stretch your legs, which is the best workout. You can also try taking the widest step and lunge forward. * Raise your heels off the floor and slowly lower them. It will help in relax...

  • Here's how you can get flawless look for this Diwali

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: With Diwali just round the corner, you can get a flawless look with these simple yet very useful make-up tips this season. Here are 11 easy steps recommended by celebrity make-up artist Naunidh Singh for the best results: Eyes: I would suggest applying eye makeup before any other cosmetics so that the pigment or colored speckles don't fall onto concealer or foundation making it patchy. First we should apply the eye primer as it protects our skin and also helps us to achieve smooth and better finish. Shadow goes fir...

  • Watching too much TV may lead to social isolation, victimisation

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of October 2016
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    Toronto: Kids who watch too much television are at risk of victimisation and social isolation and adopting violent and antisocial behaviour toward other students by age 13, says a study. "Children who watched a lot of television growing up were more likely to prefer solitude, experience peer victimisation, and adopt aggressive and antisocial behaviour toward their peers at the end of the first year of middle school," said lead researcher Linda Pagani, Professor at University of Montreal in Canada. For the study, published i...

  • Kids who sleep less, eat more: Study

    Posted on : Friday 14th of October 2016
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    Young kids who miss daytime nap and also stay up late at night are likely to consume more calories, suggests new research. These findings may shed light on how sleep loss can increase weight gain and why a number of studies show that preschoolers who do not get enough sleep are more likely to be obese as a child and later in life. “To our knowledge, this is the first published study to experimentally measure the effects of sleep loss on food consumption in preschool children,” said study first author Elsa Mullins from University ...

  • Know the perfect foundation for your skin type

    Posted on : Friday 14th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: A foundation can make or break your look. So, while youre scouting for that perfect foundation to cover those imperfections or brighten up your skin, it is essential that you choose the right one to nail the perfect look, says an expert. Manisha Chopra, Co-Founder of SeaSoul Cosmeceuticals, has shared ways on how to choose the perfect foundation for different skin types. Identify your skin tone: Finding the right foundation that perfectly suits your skin tone. Knowing your undertones is equally important to fix on that per...

  • Ten things parents must teach children to nurture essential values

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of October 2016
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    Ten things parents must teach children to nurture essential values Parents also need to ensure that they instil moral values in the minds of children at an early age. Children’s good behaviour and conduct will make parents feel proud. This will also help in making children responsible individuals when they grow up. In this post, we have listed down ten things parents need to teach their young ones to nurture essential values: Don’t waste food – By wasting food, we will be doing injustice to the millions of p...

  • Social networks key to acts of group violence: study

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of October 2016
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    A strong network of friends may be just as big a factor in acts of group violence as having a charismatic leader or a savvy battle plan, according to a new study. The findings may also apply to potentially violent activities associated with terrorism, revolutions and gangs, researchers said. Researchers at Yale University in the US studied the social dynamics of the Nyangatom, a nomadic tribal group in East Africa that is regularly involved in violent raids with other groups. They mapped the interpersonal connections among Nyangatom ...

  • Spirituality: Learn how to meditate in six easy steps

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of October 2016
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    The complexities of urban life leave us completely exhausted. We are taxed not just physically but mentally too. Our health deteriorates as we spare little time for ourselves and our well-being. In order to get control of our body, mind and soul, it is important to squeeze some time out of our busy schedules to unwind and relax. And the best way to claim good health and mind is to meditate. If you think meditating is not your cup of tea, ponder over it again. Anyone can meditate and it’s no rocket science. Let&rsquo...

  • 7 everyday habits that are unnecessarily stressing you out

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of October 2016
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    That handling stress is in our own head, is no secret. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that most of the problems and stressors we face living the urban life we do, are easily solvable by our very own mighty brain. While we do everything to undo the stress that's reducing our quality of life--let our hair down from time to time, play with our pets, take a vacation--there are things we don't realise we're doing that add misery to our already hectic life.  1. Keeping your to-do list in your head It's ...

  • Psychotherapy works best early in the morning

    Posted on : Monday 10th of October 2016
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    If you have been trying to get over your fear of crowds or public spaces through exposure to them, try wading in early in the morning because that is when the level of cortisol, the stress hormone which helps the mind develop new reactions to fear triggers, is highest. To test this idea, researchers recruited 24 people with fear of crowds or public spaces. The participants met with therapists for 'exposure therapy' once a week for three weeks, in sessions staggered by time. In each session, they spent at least half an hour in a n...

  • Navratri 2016: Tips to outshine in ethnic wear

    Posted on : Sunday 9th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Mix and match colours, accessorise well and make juttis your best friends to help you outshine in ethnic wear. Varinder Singh Jawanda, founder, e-commerce site TrendyBharat, suggests how: * The advantage of mix and match is that it allows you to pair from different sets to create more looks from a handful of outfits. Therefore, pick the colour chart and experiment new combinations for a different look. * No matter whether you are wearing a lehenga without embroidery or a plain suit, you can still look gorgeous by acces...

  • Social media won't affect your ability to concentrate: Study

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of October 2016
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    New York: Frequent use of online social media does not lead to long-term problems with your ability to concentrate, says a new study. These modern communication tools do not, it seems, interfere with our primal instincts, such as long-term attitudes, time appreciation, and concentration, in the way that many critics have suggested in recent years, said the study published in the International Journal Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments. "With the abundance of technological devices, an increasing number of users of...

  • Boost your happiness – Here’s how

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of October 2016
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    London: Those who help their friends, family or even strangers may lead a happier life than those who do not, suggests new research. The researchers found that being kind to others causes a small but significant improvement in our well-being. "Humans are social animals. We are happy to help family, friends, colleagues, community members and even strangers under some conditions. This research suggests that people do indeed derive satisfaction from helping others," said study lead author Oliver Scott Curry from the University...

  • Here's how to get pumpkin pie spice nails

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of October 2016
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    Social media is bound to kick off bizarre beauty trends. The latest that's doing the rounds on Instagram is pumpkin pie spice nails — a trend started by twi_star. Sounds weird? But if you are wondering how to dip your hands inside a bowl of spice and get the look, you don't have to. Here's how to get it... You'll need is a base coat, nail polish (preferably shades of mild orange, red or maroon), pumpkin pie spice (you can get it at the store or online), a brush, cotton and top coat. Apply a base coat and then ap...

  • This festive season, keep skin cool and glowing with these easy tips

    Posted on : Friday 7th of October 2016
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    As summer transitions into winter, you ought to take good care of your skin while getting exposed to the sun and its rays. Give your skin more fluids and eat right for healthy skin, says an expert. October being the beginning of the festive season, is generally the time when most people plan their vacation. The days tend to be very hot and humid in October. So, Chandrika Mahendra, Principal Scientist, Personal Care, The Himalaya Drug Company, suggests how to keep skin glowing all day long. * One of the basic mantras for beating the O...

  • Bid adieu to your winter blues: 5 ways to take care of yourself

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of October 2016
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    Winter ushers in all things warm, cozy and festive but the season also demands extra skin care. From moisturising your damp skin to keeping yourself hydrated can make your life easy during cold season, says an expert. Rashmi Shetty, an aesthetic physician and a renowned dermatologist, shares precise solutions to ride out the ill effects of the impending winter. * Keep yourself hydrated: The cold doesn’t only dry out your skin, it attacks from within. Drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated and healthy as it wards off all...

  • Acne sufferers may age slowly: Study

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of October 2016
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    People who suffer from acne may be better protected against the signs of ageing such as wrinkles and skin thinning, a new study has claimed. Scientists at King’s College London have found that people who have previously suffered from acne are likely to have longer telomeres in their white blood cells, meaning their cells could be better protected against ageing. Telomeres are repetitive nucleotide sequences found at the end of chromosomes which protect them from deteriorating during the process of replication. Telomeres gradually b...

  • Here’s how you perfect your glitter nails

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of October 2016
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    Fancy glitter nails? But if you've been applying nail polish and topped it with a base of transparent glitter nail coat, you've been doing it all wrong. There is a rather easy method to get the sparkling nails look. Here's how you go about it... All you need is a base coat, a nail polish (a colour of your choice), base glitter nail polish, a top coat, cotton, and a sponge. Begin the process by applying a base coat. Then apply a nail colour of your choice. Once it dries, take some glitter nail polish and apply it over ...

  • Tips to dress your best this festive season

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Want to stand out this festive season? Try a layered outfit and belt up flared outfits with stylish waist belts, suggests an expert. Here are some pointers by designer Mrunalini Rao to keep in mind for this festive season: * Capes, inbuilt dupattas, trails are all some forms of layering with variations in lengths and embellishment. Lehengas, anarkalis and lachas might sound very routine and basic, but we as designers have come up with such amazing variations that an anarkali doesn't look anymore like what it is called....

  • People with acne are protected against ageing: Study

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of October 2016
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    Washington DC: A recent study conducted at King's College London has found that people with acne infection on their faces tend to have younger-looking skin as they grow older. Comparing genetic information from women with and without acne, the study found that acne-prone women had significantly longer telomeres (or chromosome caps) than their clear-skinned counterparts, which means their cells were better protected from the deterioration that usually comes with age. Lead researcher Simone Ribero said, "For many years, dermat...

  • Detox your skin and hair with your favourite beverage

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of October 2016
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    While a shot of coffee instantly uplifts your mood and a cup of tea can relax you after a hard day at work, have you ever imagined the wonders it can do if you applied these on your skin and hair? Read on to know more about these beauty secrets... Coffee For your skin: "Caffeine helps in treating dark circles and is often found in most cosmetics, which are imported. It also helps reduce the build-up of blood under your eyes, which contribute to eye shadows," says beauty professional Nishi Karamchandani. Apart from this, it ...

  • How to supercharge your skincare schedule

    Posted on : Friday 30th of September 2016
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    Want to give your skin an at-home bespoke treatment that skincare professionals swear by? Here are a few simple ritual that you need to follow daily in order to the best Acids Dead skin cells on the out layers of our skin invisibly block pores and lead to skin problems. They also stop active skincare ingredients to penetrate the skin. This is where acids come in - alpha hydroxy acids or the popular acronym AHAs are the essential for your daily skincare. These acids help to dissolve dead skin cells. Use a face mask that has AHA. You c...

  • Simple tips to keep your hair healthy and glowing

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of September 2016
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    With Navaratri round the corner, people are quite excited and keen on buying new clothes and accessories. While doing so, you must also take some time to groom yourself, so that you look your best during this festive season. And for that, it is important that you pay attention to your hair first. Here are a few tried-and-tested tips that will be helpful to take care of your hair. l Apply pre-shower moisturising cream and rinse it off after 20 minutes. It will give your hair a silky texture. l Nourish your hair with coconut oil. Get a...

  • Things to keep in mind while travelling with dogs

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: Do not feed your dog right before he sits in the car and do not drive too fast when you are travelling with your pets, says an expert. Swati Tondon, expert of whatspup.in, a website providing pet supplies, services and accessories, shared tips to keep in mind while travelling with your four-legged friends. * Motion sickness: Like humans, dogs too feel sick in the stomach in a moving car. Half an hour before taking him in the car, you should give him a medicine for motion sickness. Consult the vet about what medicine to giv...

  • How to get naturally red lips

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of September 2016
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    Who doesn't like rosy lips? Using a lip balm or lipstick is not enough to get red lips. So, here are a few tips on how to get naturally good looking lips... l Get rid of the dry flaky skin on your lips with a natural scrub. Mix one teaspoon honey with brown sugar and apply it on your lips. Scrub it in circular motions and rinse it with warm water. You could also use a clean toothbrush to scrub the dry skin on your lips. Do this gently and rinse with warm water. l Use a serum to make your lips soft. You could either use coconut oi...

  • Researchers develop new computer system to help speech disorder in children

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of September 2016
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    Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a computer system that can automatically screen young children for speech and language disorders and potentially even provide specific diagnoses. Early-childhood intervention for children with speech and language disorders can make a difference in their later academic and social success, the study said. To build the new system researchers used machine learning in which a computer searches large sets of training data for patterns that diagnoses speech and langua...

  • Diluted honey may prove useful in fighting urine infections: Study

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of September 2016
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    A recent research states that honey and water might be a useful weapon against urine infections in hospital patients, who have a catheter fitted, either to drain urine stuck in the bladder or to monitor urine output. Scientists at University of Southampton have shown that diluted honey stops some common bacteria from forming sticky, hard-to-remove layers on surfaces such as plastic, reports BBC News. A honey solution might be useful for flushing urinary catheters to keep them clean while they remain in the bladder. Honey has been...

  • Quick tips for an organised home

    Posted on : Monday 26th of September 2016
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    Keeping your home clean and organised always is not as difficult as it seems. Just follow a simple routine to eliminate scope for clutter, says an expert. Yukta Mathur, editor of online furniture shopping platform housefull.com, shares some tips to keep your home looking tidy every day. * Say ‘no’ to only weekend cleaning: It’s a common habit to wait for Saturday or Sunday for household chores. But this habit only leads to a messier week. It’s not easy to clean everything every day, but chalk out a routine whe...

  • How to save your suede shoes from damage

    Posted on : Monday 26th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: Protect your suede shoes from weather changes by using the right products, keeping them away from water, says an expert. Deepak Poptani, Director of Hitz, a shoe brand, shared a few tips: * Shoe protection mask: Always remember to brush your shoes before you use the spray. This not only removes the dirt, but also leads the absorption of spray liquid on shoe surface. * Liquid spill: Liquid spill on your shoe can be prevented. Leave your shoes to dry and once they are free from moisture, just brush them with suede shoe b...

  • Turn to tea tree oil for glowing skin

    Posted on : Monday 26th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: Adding tea tree oil in your daily regime will not only pave way for a healthier and glowing skin, but it can also help you alleviate issues like insect bites and hair problems, says an expert. Not to be confused with the unrelated common tea plant that is used to make black and green teas, tea tree oil -- also known as melaleuca oil -- is applied to the skin (used topically) for infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail (onychomycosis), lice, scabies, athlete's foot (tinea pedis), and ringworm. Shikhee Agr...

  • Modern-day jewellery trends

    Posted on : Sunday 25th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: There is a subtle change in the jewellery trends that are fast catching up. People now see jewellery as an expression of their status, confidence and individualism, says an expert. Pushkar Jain, Chief Marketing Officer, BlueStone.com, lists some trends that are in vogue. * Ideological shift: Occasion based buying is a bygone trend. Women buy when they want to and from where they like to. With a larger disposable income and changing consumer patterns, women today turn to independent purchases as a means of self-expression. ...

  • Tasks with deadline may be low on quality

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of September 2016
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    New York: When strict deadlines are in place, workers tend to complete their tasks at the last minute, often leading to lower quality outcomes, a new study shows. In the study, the researchers from Syracuse University examined the impact of deadlines using large-scale patent data. The findings showed that patent applications tend to cluster around the end of the month and those month-end applications are, on average, more complex Moreover, the work quality is lower for tasks completed at month-end. "Our study is valuable...

  • 7 most common reasons why your hair is falling out!

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: Almost everyone experiences some type of hair loss as they age. But not all hair loss is the same; it could be due to several reasons, including hormonal changes, heredity, medications or some serious underlying conditions. Hair loss is considered normal when you lose up to 100 hairs a day, but when this limit is crossed and a person has excessive hair shedding it may be a sign of more serious condition that needs an evaluation by a medical doctor and treatment. Here are some common reasons why your hair is falling out: St...

  • Counting likes on Facebook? Then you are living without a sense of purpose

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of September 2016
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    After writing a post or uploading a photo on Facebook, do you count the number of “likes”? If so, then you are living without a sense of purpose, a study said. The study revealed that for people living with a sense of purpose, the rush of self-esteem that comes with the ubiquitous thumbs-up on social media may be limited. “We found that having a sense of purpose allowed people to navigate virtual feedback with more rigidity and persistence. With a sense of purpose, they are not so malleable to the number of likes th...

  • Want to get rid of acne? Eat these foods

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of September 2016
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    New Delhi: Nobody likes to have ugly acne marks and unwanted dark spots on their face. Acne is a common skin problem that occurs when oil and dead skin cells clog up your pores. It can pop up any time and its causes are many. It could be a genetic problem or hormonal or constipation or simply lifestyle issues. But one can simple prevent and cure acne by eating the right and healthy foods. Here are some foods that will help to get rid of acne: Spinach If you want to get of acne then include lots of green veggies like spinach i...

  • Loneliness may run in families

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of September 2016
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    Loneliness is linked to poor physical and mental health, and a new study of more than 10,000 people has found that the risk for feeling lonely is at least partially due to genetics. Genetic risk for loneliness is also associated with neuroticism -- long-term negative emotional state -- and depressive symptoms, said the study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. "For two people with the same number of close friends and family, one might see their social structure as adequate while the other doesn't," said le...

  • Fashion tips: Dress right before hitting the gym

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of September 2016
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    New Delhi: Always have the right pair of shoes, fresh socks and make sure you go for clothes with sweat-resistant material before you hit the gym, says an expert. Swati Deogire, Myntra Fashion Stylist, has shared important tips on things to keep in mind before hitting the gym: * Shoes: Come prepared with a pair of basic running shoes that are suited for a simple workout session at the gym. They will ensure that your feet are protected and that you stay fit as well as stay injury-free * Hoodie: Whether you're a newbie or a fit...

  • Internet addiction may up risk of depression, anxiety

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of September 2016
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    Excessive use of internet may significantly increase the risk of mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, especially among college-going students, a study has found. The findings showed that individuals with internet addiction had more trouble dealing with their day-to-day activities, including life at home, at work/school and in social settings. They had problems with planning and time management, greater levels of attentional impulsivity as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Internet addictio...

  • Say bye-bye to negative thoughts -Here's how

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of September 2016
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    Mumbai: We have often heard people telling us to “think positive”. When we visit someone in a hospital, we wish the ailing person a “speedy recovery”. Positive words send across good vibes, feelings and help the person to recover quickly. Positive thoughts, words and actions make us and others around us happy while the negative ones land us in depression. Complexities of life often weigh heavily on our minds and we tend to succumb to the pressure. We either harm our health (both physical and mental) or transform i...

  • Beauty myths and blunders one must avoid

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of September 2016
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    There are some misconceptions and mistaken ideas about beauty care. Since wrong beauty habits and ideas are not clarified, people continue to make some common beauty mistakes. Here are some common beauty blunders that need to be clarified. Washing the face with soap and water is a good cleansing method: No. Actually, soap does not remove the make-up, dirt and pollutants efficiently. Moreover, most soaps are alkaline. They not only disrupt the normal acid-alkaline balance, but also make the skin dry. Washing the face with soap and...

  • The way one walks may determine their aggression: Study

    Posted on : Monday 19th of September 2016
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    The way people walk can give significant insights into their levels of aggression, a study has found. The study revealed that the exaggerated movement of both the upper and lower body indicated aggression. “When walking, the body naturally rotates a little, as an individual steps forward with their left foot, the left side of the pelvis will move forward with the leg, the left shoulder will move back and the right shoulder forward to maintain balance. An aggressive walk is one where this rotation is exaggerated,” said lea...

  • Want to stay slim? Go, tie the knot

    Posted on : Monday 19th of September 2016
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    London: Married people are more likely to stay in shape than those who remain single, says a study by Japanese researchers. The study also found that married men were less likely to suffer metabolic syndrome -- a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity which damages the blood vessels -- although the same did not apply to women, Daily Mail reported. "Our findings show that being married and living with one's spouse reduced the risk of being overweight by approximately 50 per cent among patients with type two ...

  • These 10 food items are a must-try for flawless, glowing skin

    Posted on : Friday 16th of September 2016
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    Nothing makes one feel as confident as having radiant and glowing skin. Great skin makes one look younger and feel healthier no matter what your age or physical condition. So what can one do to get glowing skin? Eating right and exercising regularly are absolutely necessary but there are other ways to get there too. Here’s a list of 10 ingredients which will improve your skin health but remember, it’s an all-inclusive process and doesn’t work well on exemption of the others. Eggs The yolk is rich in vitamins tha...

  • Persistent headache can be a symptom of brain tumor

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of September 2016
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    As per a recent analysis, constant headaches are being ignored by sufferers despite being aware of the fact that they are a common indicator of brain tumors. Often headaches are treated with painkillers, even though there could be the other underlying causes. A dull persistent pain can be caused by increased pressure in the head due to the existence of a brain tumor. Professor Robert Martuza said, "This is usually a new headache that you've never had before, and it's more of a dull ache," reports The Independence. ...

  • Tips to take care of curly tresses

    Posted on : Monday 12th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: Use an old tee instead of a towel to squeeze out extra water from your hair after washing it and try not to comb wet hair to set your curly hair. Hair experts from Advanced Hair Studio list a few hair maintenance tips to get the curls right: * Washing your hair regularly seems to be a good idea to keep it shining and clean, however people don't realise that it strips natural oils from hair and makes it dry. Wash hair only a couple of times in a week, using a good shampoo followed by a leave-on conditioner. * After ...

  • Onam 2016: Celebrate the festival of harvest in style

    Posted on : Monday 12th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: From dressing in traditional attire to adding some trendy twist to the ethnic ensemble, on this Onam make sure you celebrate the harvest festival with style, says an expert. Sherin Thomas, Managing Director of Bluelilys.com, lists some styles that you can try. Onam will be celebrated on September 13 and 14 this year. * Demure look: This style relies on simplicity to evoke the eternal beauty in a woman. To achieve this look, pick an off-white Kerala sari or set mundu with plain gold zari. Pair it with the traditional coin n...

  • Nearly 60 million Indians suffer from mental disorders

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of September 2016
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    At least 60 million Indians — a number more than the population of South Africa — suffer from mental disorders, even as the country lags the world in medical professionals and spending on mental-health issues. Nearly 10-20 million Indians (1-2 per cent of the population) suffered from severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and nearly 50 million (5 per cent of population) suffered from common mental disorders like depression and anxiety at the end of 2005, Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Na...

  • Playing online video games may boost teenagers’ intelligence: Study

    Posted on : Friday 9th of September 2016
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    While spending hours on Facebook or other social media sites can lead to bad results in school, playing video games may not have such adverse effects. A new study has found that online video games can even sharpen math, science and reading skills in teenagers. The video games could help students to apply and sharpen various skills learned at school. The findings showed that students who played online games almost every day score 15 points above the average in maths and 17 points above the average in science “When you play o...

  • Electric fans may make elderly feel hotter, not colder

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of September 2016
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    While electric fans keep young adults cooler by increasing the evaporation of sweat, they may, surprisingly, have the opposite effect for those above the age of 60, suggests new research. The heart rate and internal temperature of seniors exposed to 41.6 degree Celsius temperatures and increasing humidity levels climbed even higher when they tried to cool off with fans — instead of falling as expected, according to study findings reported in the journal JAMA. “Although differences were small, the cumulative effect could b...

  • Signs that tell your anxiety is too much!

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: We all get worried and stressed out at times, simply because that's totally natural for us. But, do you really know how much is too much? Do you worry too much that it is hurting your relationship or your performance at work/school? Anxiety can actually be helpful when it spurs you to take action and solve a problem. So, it's quite normal for you to feel anxious when facing a challenge or so. But when anxiety becomes excessive, it can interfere with your daily life. Anxiety has also been implicated in several chronic p...

  • How to maximise space

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of September 2016
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    Cities offer small spaces. You need to start by editing out all clutter and curios, and keep your home space light and airy. This could be maximised by enhancing the natural daylight in your home and pulling in the green and blue of the outdoor with your colour choices, large picture windows and skylights. For furnishing, use fabrics that allow depth. Velvet can be given a miss in smaller spaces. The sea and sky come in when you use aquas, hunter greens, olives and limes for sofas and dining chairs. I've always been a fan of blue - i...

  • Childhood emotions may affect performance in adulthood

    Posted on : Monday 5th of September 2016
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    Childhood emotional experiences of individuals can have long lasting consequences in adulthood while they perform a task, a study revealed. In the study published in the online journal, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, the researchers stated that emotional bond shared with parents in early childhood generates our ability to regulate emotions as adults. “But not everyone’s actions are impacted by emotions to the same extent. Some of us had emotionally responsive caregivers or parents in childhood, while others didn’t...

  • Reason why you should start running!

    Posted on : Monday 5th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: Running is considered as the most effective form of exercise to get fit and stay in good health. It can help prevent a number of disease, several studies suggest. Here are some reason why one should take up running: Running is the best form of exercise to lose weight and the result can be seen quickly if you take up thi exercise as it helps you burn the unwanted fat. Fights off diseases Running gives you a a good cardio-vascular workout which is good for health. It helps in preventing heart disease, breast cancer, ...

  • 7 deadly skin sins

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of September 2016
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    How you age is not just a matter of your genes. Your skin is pretty much a reflection of your lifestyle, which, in turn, is all about how you eat, drink and live. If you are moaning and groaning over why your skin is suddenly looking dull, lifeless, tired or just old, check if you haven't committed one or more of the seven deadly skin sins. 1. Dehydration Are you getting enough water? Dehydration could be the reason why you look older than you are, and wrinkled. Lack of this wonderfully-replenishing lifesaver dries out your skin ...

  • Internet, smartphones can boost healthy lifestyle

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of September 2016
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    Internet and mobile-based programmes can help people adopt healthy lifestyle, become more physically active, eat healthy and achieve modest weight loss, which may in turn reduce their risk of chronic disease, says a study. The findings showed that participants in internet interventions improved their diets, became more active, lost body weight or fat, and reduced tobacco use as well as cut excessive alcohol use. Participants in mobile device interventions (using smartphone apps or receiving text or voicemail messages) increased their...

  • The smarter you are, the thirstier your brain is

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of September 2016
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    Your intelligence is not related to your brain size; rather it is linked more closely to the supply of blood to your brain. A University of Adelaide-led project, which has overturned the theory of the evolution of human intelligence, showed that the human brain evolved to become not only larger, but more energetically costly and blood thirsty than previously believed. The research team calculated how blood flowing to the brain of human ancestors changed over time, using the size of two holes at the base of the skull that allow arteri...

  • Transform your home to your favourite holiday destination

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of September 2016
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    Your travels may take you places, but home is where the heart finally dwells. Here's how you can transform your home to replicate your most favourite places from around the world. GRECIAN PARLOUR If you've been to Greece, particularly Santorini, you'll easily recall the pristine white structures set against the vivid blue of the Aegean Sea. This colour combination is probably Greece's most recognisable trait that lends this destination an aura of tranquillity. The easiest way to recreate it is to let the blue-and-whit...

  • Child care during rainy season: Tips every mother should follow!

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of August 2016
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    New Delhi: Indeed, the monsoon season brings some cool relief to our body and mind from the hot scorching summer heat. But, it also bring along humidity, mosquitoes, seasonal diseases, making your child more susceptible to illness during this time. Some common problems during the rainy season include viral infections (dengue, chikungunya, flu), joint and muscle pain, cholera, etc. While it's not possible to completely get rid of these, you can still take a few steps to keep your baby safe. Here are a few useful tips that mothers can ...

  • Beauty tips for all the brides in the making

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of August 2016
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    If you have always dreamt about getting married to your knight in shining armour, then we are pretty certain you did give some thought to how you would look on your most special day. Slipping into your most extravagant outfit ever and putting on some classy make-up for the man of your life is one of best feelings ever and the happiness of a bride goes way beyond having the perfect makeup or immaculate hairstyle. There's no doubt about the fact that you want to look best on your D-day and to help you look the most gorgeous bride ever, we ...

  • Most doctors prefer partners from medical profession: Survey

    Posted on : Tuesday 30th of August 2016
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    New Delhi: Around 69 per cent doctors prefer their spouses to be from the medical profession, the results of a medical app-based survey have revealed. For the survey, Curofy, a networking app for doctors to connect with other doctors, discuss complicated cases and seek a second opinion, approached 1,273 doctors and found that the majority of them preferred their partners from the same profession. "Being a doctor your life is extremely busy and if your better half is also from a medical background, there is more understanding bet...

  • Mismatch of needs and job demands may cause burnout

    Posted on : Monday 29th of August 2016
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    Burnout is caused as a result of a mismatch between an individual’s unconscious needs and the opportunities and demands at the workplace, says a study with implications for the prevention of job burnout. Burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion from work, which results in lack of motivation, low efficiency, and helpless feeling. Its health effects include anxiety, cardiovascular disease, immune disorders, insomnia, and depression. The results showed that a mismatch between job characteristics and either ...

  • Active use of Facebook, Twitter may reduce BP, diabetes in elderly people

    Posted on : Saturday 27th of August 2016
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    Surprised to see your grandparents making friends on Facebook, chatting online or using instant messaging services on smartphones? If yes, take heart, as indulging in social media could reduce loneliness as well as chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes in older adults. It is because, social media technology like emails, Twitter, Skype has the potential to cultivate successful relationships among older adults, the reseachers said. “Each of the links between social technology use and physical and psychol...

  • What does the colour of your room tell about you?

    Posted on : Saturday 27th of August 2016
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    Your home is who you are. It reflects your personality and needs. It exemplifies 'YOU'. color and light are the two most important components that make a home. It sets the tone and the character of your house. Each color says something about the mood of the room, and you. Color and light not only influence human emotions, they are also important components of changing the look or feel of a room. A coat of paint and the right lighting can dramatically change interiors, camouflage design problems and other defects. It can improve m...

  • Ways to parent an introvert child

    Posted on : Friday 26th of August 2016
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    According to child therapist Jayashree Nair, it is extremely necessary for parents to ensure that their children voice out their thoughts and opinions from a young age. She says, "Even though schools do encourage children to speak up in class and let their teachers know what they think, I believe parents should also do the same at home. It is only when they start talking and expressing their concerns will they become confident in life." However, if your child is shy or feels intimidated by the thought of opening up, here are a ...

  • Want to get rid of nail biting habit? Try these ways!

    Posted on : Friday 26th of August 2016
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    New Delhi: Do you have the habit of biting your nails? Well, some of us have got this terrible habit and it not only damages the nails but teeth as well. Here are some ways of getting rid of this horrible habit: Cut your nails regularly and keep them short to avoid biting them. Try to get a manicure often so you won't have to bite those pretty nails. Include lots of milk products in your diet as calcium deficiency is one of the reasons of biting your nails. Distract yourself and do something when you have the urge to ...

  • Posting fake on Facebook can make you stressed, depressed

    Posted on : Thursday 25th of August 2016
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    If you do not portray your true self on Facebook, be warned as you may experience social alienation and fall prey to high stress, anxiety and depression soon. According to the researchers, the more one’s ‘Facebook self’ differs from their true self, the greater their stress level and less socially connected they tend to be. “Less emotional labour is required to present oneself authentically on Facebook; therefore it results in less stress,” said Rachel Grieve and Jarrah Watkinson from the University of T...

  • Turning the tide on hair loss

    Posted on : Wednesday 24th of August 2016
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    Often considered as an inevitable march to baldness, hair fall can leave you worried. But now, with these tips, you may be able to stop your bad hair days from turning into bad hair weeks or even longer. Dr Megha Shah, cosmetologist at Beauty and Curves Clinic, Surat, told ANI: “Hair fall is an issue that most men and women are having nowadays. Problems like losing more and more hair, hair becoming thinner than it used to be, etc. are more prominent now.” “There are many factors which have been considered significan...

  • Natural cleansers to get rid of make-up

    Posted on : Tuesday 23rd of August 2016
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    After sporting layers of make-up for hours you may want to use a soft and natural make-up cleanser to get rid it. Use cucumbers and yogurt, which can act as natural make-up cleansers and leave your skin safe and glowing, says an expert. Manisha Chopra, co-founder of SeaSoul Cosmeceuticals, offers some tips on home-made cleansers that can leave your skin soft and clean. 1. Oil cleansers: Use of oils such as coconut oil and olive oil can cleanse your skin thoroughly, removing all sorts of make-up applied on your face. Apart from the ma...

  • Standing up for beliefs can make you feel confident

    Posted on : Monday 22nd of August 2016
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    Going with the flow might appear easier when confronted with unanimous disagreements. However, standing up for your beliefs, expressing your opinions and demonstrating your core values can be a positive psychological experience and make you feel confident about yourself, a study reveals. The findings showed that when trying to reach a goal, evaluating high resources and low demands leads to a mostly positive, invigorating experience called a challenge, which corresponds with feeling confident. Low resources and high demands lead ...

  • How to keep your face free of pimples

    Posted on : Saturday 20th of August 2016
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    Summer is the time when people experience pimples on their face, back and chest. According to doctors, this is due of excessive sweating during the warmer months. Skin specialist Dr Nikhil Biswas says, "If you do not keep your skin clean during summer, it can not only lead to rashes but also cause acne, which can sometimes be persistent and can leave marks on your face." Here are a few simple ways to keep your facial skin clean during these few months - 1) Drink lots of water so that your system is hydrated and the toxins f...

  • Good grasp of native language may improve English skills

    Posted on : Friday 19th of August 2016
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    New York: Pre-schoolers experience significant improvements in their English skills when they have a good grasp of their mother-tongue or native language, according to a new study. Building on native language skills like the Spanish language appeared to improve English proficiency during preschool, thereby maximising their ability to enter school ready to learn. "Spanish-speaking children who enter pre-school with limited English proficiency rely on the classroom setting to build their English skills. There is evidence that earl...

  • Tricks to get rid of dark circles

    Posted on : Friday 19th of August 2016
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    Dark circles are eye sores and are a result of anaemia, allergies, hyper-pigmentation, dehydration, smoking or sleep deprivation. Whatever might be the cause, treating under eye darkness is not just skin deep. Makeup can save you but is a temporary fix. Try these home remedies for a more long-term solution. Almond Oil Rich in vitamin E, Almond Oil moisturizes the thin skin under the eyes, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and crow's feet. Before going to bed, apply almond oil under your eyes, and wash it off in the morning...

  • 5 common make-up mistakes, and how to easily fix them

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of August 2016
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    No matter how focused you are when attempting to line your eyelids with liquid liner, or how perfectly you line our lips before layering on the lipstick, make-up application doesn’t always go as planned. However, a few quick fixes can save your time and face. Experts of beauty brand L’Oréal Paris have come up with a list of some common mistakes women make while applying make-up and also how to fix them. * If you over-powdered your face: If you’ve applied a little too much powder or foundation, immediately rea...

  • How to step out with happy feet in monsoon

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of August 2016
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    With heavy rain and humid weather, feet allergy can be a common problem. To avoid such condition, wear open, strappy sandals in waterproof material and ensure that your footwear is dry, says an expert. Bharti Taneja, aesthetician, cosmetologist and Founder-director of ALPS Beauty Academy and Group, has shared a few tips to keep your feet happy during monsoon: * Wear open, strappy sandals that are made of waterproof material. Once you’re back home, wash your feet with an antiseptic liquid and pat dry. Layer it with loads of talc...

  • Tips to nourish your curls

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of August 2016
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    Preventing that frizz, and controlling that unruly mane is an ongoing war for those with curly hair. But there's nothing like a twisty-curly mane of hair to shout out 'sexy'! So, rather than paying a bomb to get them straightened, nourish those curls. Here's how... Mix equal amounts of apple cider and water — massage into shampooed, wet hair. Leave on for a few minutes, and rinse. Try and do this at least once a month. Get a hot-oil massage regularly. Go to a parlour, or take some herbal oil, warm it up, and mas...

  • Skin facts you should be aware about

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of August 2016
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    Having flawless skin is something that most women desire. But when you live in a metropolis like Mumbai where pollution, stress and fastpaced lifestyles are inescapable, having no skin complaints is almost next to impossible. While following the cleansing, toning and moisturing routine is de rigeur, you need to do more than just that. First, however, it is imperative that you know your skin well. For instance, did you know that the outer most layer of your skin replenishes itself every month? And that the skin, which protects your skin f...

  • Backup plans may discourage individuals from achieving goals

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of August 2016
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    Making a backup plan while performing a task can reduce the chances of successfully achieving your goal, a new study has revealed. Challenging conventional wisdom that making a back-up plan has been seen as a sensible way to deal with uncertainty, Jihae Shin, Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the US, conducted a series of experiments which revealed that making a backup plan can lead to people not working hard and be less successful at attaining their primary goal. According to the study published in the journal Org...

  • Happy Independence Day 2016: Patriotic SMSes, WhatsApp and Facebook messages and greetings to share

    Posted on : Monday 15th of August 2016
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    August 15, 2016, marks 70 years of Indian independence. As we as a country go through a rather trying phase — politically, economically and socially, days such as this should come as a reminder of what our ancestors fought for, and gave up so that we could live in a free country. Jawaharlal Nehru’s speech signifying India’s ‘Tryst with Destiny’ in 1947 — which has even been commemorated in today’s Google doodle — marked the culmination of almost a century of India’s fight for independ...

  • Home-made remedies to solve haircare issues

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of August 2016
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    When it comes to taking care of your skin and hair, home remedies are easy and effective. Try these... Take 200-300 grams of reetha, amla, shikakai and soak overnight. Next morning boil, reduce and strain when it cools. Add some tea tree oil to this and use it as a cleanser. This can also help to heal monsoon scalp infections. Diluted chamomile tea, vinegar or lemon water can be used for the final rinse to make your hair lustrous. Using rose-water on the hair shaft helps in treating dry hair problems. Mix honey with olive oil...

  • Common household cleaners may lead to critical eye injuries in kids

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of August 2016
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    Toddlers exposed to common household cleaners are at a greater risk of getting injured by chemicals which can lead to critical eye injuries and damage internal organs irreparably, according to a recent study. Toddlers are at the highest risk of burning their eyes with chemicals because household cleaners are often improperly stored and can be easily accessed by kids. “These are terrible injuries as they occur most frequently to children and they are entirely preventable. They are injured largely because they get to chemicals su...

  • Why people ‘pass the buck’ when needed to make decisions

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of August 2016
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    When making a business decision, choosing a hotel, ordering meals, or even participating in experiments, people are more likely to assign decision making to others or “pass the buck” when faced with such choices that affect others. However, it doesn’t happen when those decisions affect only themselves, says a new study. The findings showed that decisions are more likely assigned, when it has potentially negative consequences. People are two or three times as likely to assign an unappealing choice on behalf of someone el...

  • People who read books may live longer: study

    Posted on : Monday 8th of August 2016
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    Bookworms, rejoice! People who read books regularly are likely to live longer than those who do not read at all, a new study has claimed. Researchers at Yale University in the US used data on 3,635 people over 50 years of age participating in a larger health study. Participants were divided into three groups: those who read no books, those who read books up to three and a half hours a week, and those who read books more than three and a half hours. The study found that most of the book readers tended to be female, college-educated and in...

  • Brighten up your house to beat the gloomy monsoon

    Posted on : Monday 8th of August 2016
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    Add a dash of neon to pep up the mood at your home in the gloomy monsoon season, and use some chimes to get a soothing tune while they sway in the breeze, an expert suggests. According to Navneet Malhotra, Co-founder of Renomania, an online home decor platform, you can beat the dark and gloomy monsoon days by getting rid of heavy blinds and curtains and replacing them with colourful curtains, bright cushions and assorted chairs to brighten up your abode at a minimal cost. Here are a few tricks and tips: 1. Use sheer curtains Sinc...

  • Health tips: How to take care of your baby during monsoon

    Posted on : Saturday 6th of August 2016
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    Taking care of your toddler is never easy. With the advent of monsoon, it gets trickier with the barrage of illnesses that come along with the rains. The first step towards good health is personal hygiene. Keep your baby’s room clean, dry and well-ventilated and change bedsheets at regular intervals. Stored clothes tend to get fungal layers. So, make sure you soak the clothes in a cap-full of antiseptic liquid for an hour or two, before washing it off. Dr Asmita Mahajan, neonatologist and consultant pediatrics, SL Raheja Fortis Hos...

  • Ways to make your manicure last

    Posted on : Saturday 6th of August 2016
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    Just had an expensive nail manicure and worried it might chip away soon? It inevitably happens, but here are ways that can help. Presenting tips to salvage the situation... Take some white vinegar on cotton and wipe your nails with it before applying the base. This removes unwanted excess oils. Do not soak the nails though this is common practice. This makes the nails expand and shrink later, causing the polish to look lumpy. Apply the base coat in the right manner. Do not ignore the tips as that is where the chance of chipping i...

  • Home remedies for dark elbows and knees

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of August 2016
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    Do your elbows and knees look dark and scruffy? When pigmentation occurs on these areas of the skin, scrubbing with soap does not usually help one get an even skin tone. Here are a few natural remedies that will help one lighten the skin tone of elbows and knees... Lemon has natural bleaching properties which can help even skin tone. Apply the juice of a lemon on these areas, massage gently, leave on for 10 minutes, rinse with warm water. Repeat this for a couple of weeks and see the difference. Curd is known to be a good moisturiser...

  • Follow these dos and don’ts when choosing your face wash, shampoo and eye cream

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of August 2016
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    We all struggle with choosing the right skincare product. Most of us use over-the-counter products, without even reading the label. Ignore us all you want, but we even you know it’s a very bad habit to do so. It’s important to have realistic expectations and unless it’s harming your skin at the testing stage, wait and see if a product works for you. But if you always have a massive problem when deciding on a product, here are a few pointers by Dr Aarushi Passi Bhandari, cosmetic dermatologist, SENS Anti-Ageing/ Wellness...

  • Make-up tricks to try out during the monsoon

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of August 2016
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    As much as the cool weather soothes your soul after a rough summer, the monsoon is not everyone's favourite time of the year. Hence, make-up has to be done differently during this season keeping in mind the high level of humidity while you are on the go, says an expert. Elton J. Fernandez, official make-up artist, Maybelline New York, has shared how: - Use minimal foundation on your skin and make sure the focus of your look is on your eyes and lips.- Use a gel liner as it can be easily blended onto your skin for different looks l...

  • Now, erase summer from your skin!

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of August 2016
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    Summer break, it was fun while it lasted, but now it's time to face the fact that classes are back in session and you need to shine bright like a diamond. When it comes to going back to college, there's a lot to consider - new wardrobe, new stationery supplies, new make-up stash and of course, a flawless face. Nowadays, getting ready for the big year ahead requires more than just a beauty care regime at home or a visit to the local salon. A lot of young adults now opt for cosmetic beauty treatments to correct their flaws ...

  • 7 beauty hacks that will make your life easier

    Posted on : Tuesday 2nd of August 2016
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    Getting late to office but can’t get your liner right? Have a dinner party to attend but struggling with your blush? Sounds familiar, right? These are problems that most women face, unless you have perfected the art of make-up. There’s no point losing your cool and running around frantically at the last moment. And yes, washing your face is not going to help too. You will only lose out on more time. We suggest you follow these 7 beauty hacks to make your life easier. Scotch tape/ business cards: If creating the perfect winged...

  • 5 Carpet care tips for monsoon

    Posted on : Tuesday 2nd of August 2016
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    In then monsoon season, it is vital to keep your carpet clean and free from dampness, says an expert. Kavita Chaudhary, Design Head of Jaipur Rugs, shares some essential tips that will help you maintain your carpets in the rainy season: Recommended By Col 1. It is very vital to keep your carpet clean and free from dampness in the monsoon. Frequent vacuuming, as recurrent as two times a week, is recommended to clean dirt, moulds or any other residual from the carpet. 2. Regular dusting and brooming of the carpet is also very impor...

  • 5 Ways coffee can up your beauty game

    Posted on : Monday 1st of August 2016
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    You've read of so many health reasons to sip on that cup of java, and there's also more reason to use it to enhance your looks. Coffee also has a slew of uses when it comes to beauty. Here are ways to use it to your benefit... Skin exfoliator With its grainy texture, coffee grounds are the perfect ingredient to exfoliate the skin. Apply the coarse scrub in gentle circular motions on the skin to slough off the dead layer. The caffeic acid present in it is also said to increase collagen production. Gets rid of puffy eyes ...

  • Tips to keep hair fall at bay

    Posted on : Monday 1st of August 2016
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    An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but try to include avocado, banana, coconut milk and carrot to keep hair fall away, says an expert. C M Guri, dermatologist at Delhi-based Venus Clinics, has shared how some kitchen ingredients can be used in one’s daily routine to keep hair fall away: * Avocado: Avocados can strengthen the hair and repair the damaged hair, as they are rich in Vitamin B and Vitamin E. They not only strengthen your hair, but also moisturise your hair. All you have to do is, mash an avocado and add egg yol...

  • Cleansers, moisturisers, sunscreens: How to use these common skincare products right

    Posted on : Saturday 30th of July 2016
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    Overwhelmed by the amount of skincare products you get to see out there everyday? It’s safe to say that you are not alone. With copious amounts of common yet essential cosmetics available in the market these days it is nothing but just a natural reaction on your part to wonder which ones to take home. To be honest, most of the time these products don’t work as well as they should. Eventually you zero in on the one which you think works best for you, but not before you try out a couple of others. We ask you, is it right? You might...

  • Quick tricks to untangle knotted hair

    Posted on : Saturday 30th of July 2016
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    When you come back from a bike ride or a walk in the park on a breezy evening, knotted hair becomes a problem as it needs delicate handling. Sometimes, all that pulling and clearing the knots, brings tears to your eyes, especially when you have long hair, frizzy hair or hair that does not have a smooth finish. The end result not only hurts the scalp, but also makes you unnecessarily lose strands of hair. The next time you are in such a situation, keep calm and try these simple tricks to untangle with minimum damage. Be patient and ge...

  • 3 tips to get those luscious pink lips

    Posted on : Friday 29th of July 2016
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    So lately you have been seeing that your lips have been turning black and losing its shine and luster. Although you may be taking healthy food, going for regular exercises and stocking up on expensive lip balms, but none of it is helping you. So how about going the home-remedy way. So, here are few simple and easy home remedies which will help you to bring back the moisture and pinkness of your lips back. Regular weekly scrub: Use natural lip scrubber once every week to remove dead celss from your skin and bring back the suppleness. An e...

  • Tips to avoid dry skin in chilly weather

    Posted on : Friday 29th of July 2016
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    The weather is quite chilly in the city now, especially during the mornings. With the change in weather, there are several skin issues, too, that need to be addressed. Dry skin is one of those issues which many people have in this kind of weather. A few simple skincare practices mentioned below can help you avoid dry skin. Avoid being in the shower too long. Spending too much time in the shower will remove essential oils from your skin. Next, you have to choose the right soap for bathing. Some of them actually strip off oils from the...

  • 4 food masks that are great for your hair

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of July 2016
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    Damaged locks, hair fall, dandruff and dry tresses are haircare problems that haunt most women. Seek help from the humble ingredients in your kitchen to make natural, homemade packs for those lovely locks. Makeover expert Aashmeen Munjaal offers a few healthy, easy-to-make hair packs - Coconut and cream mask: The creamy mask is best suited for dry and frizzy hair. Its moisturizing elements make hair soft and shiny. Mix coconut and olive oils and apply it gently from root to tip of your hair. After that, keep your hair covered with a show...

  • Preparing for your dream job? Opt for an in-person interview

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of July 2016
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    When it comes to facing a job interview, better go in-person instead of a video-based or other technology-mediated interviews, if you have the options, new research suggests. “We live in a world where we increasingly rely on technology, but this study reminds us that personal interactions should never be underestimated,” said study author Nikki Blacksmith, a doctoral candidate at George Washington University. The study found that in-person interviews yielded better impressions for both the company and the candidate. &...

  • Get rid of dandruff naturally

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of July 2016
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    Have you tried fighting dandruff and failed miserably? Do not give up. We suggest a few natural treatments that you can try to get rid of dandruff... Apply a mixture of lemon, curd and oil to your hair. Soak for 15-20 minutes and then rinse. Repeat this every week. You could try the same process with egg yolk. Cover your head with a plastic cover as this one is a tad smelly. Replace your shampoo with a handful of baking soda as it is a natural dandruff remover. Another option is to apply apple cider vinegar to your hair. Rins...

  • 5 beauty hacks to keep your nails healthy

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of July 2016
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    Gone are the days when women used to leave their nails unadorned.These days you can see every other girl flaunting bright pops of colours and nail art. Although it looks pretty, applying nail polish constantly can leave behind a yellow tint on your nails. Also, it prevents your nails from breathing. Not a good practice, right? But the yellow tint is not always caused by nail polish. Other causes can be fungal infection, soritis, omeco licious and yellow nail syndrome. If you don’t want to be embarrassed with yellow, weak and brittle na...

  • Are you cleaning your food right?

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of July 2016
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    The bountiful rains, the numerous water puddles that become the boat racing ponds for little kids and the balmy weather might sound romantic, but in reality it come with a baggage. The hot humid climate during the monsoon brings with it a plethora of diseases. The reason being the damp weather, which is conducive to the growth of a large number of bugs. We have often been told to exercise caution while eating out during this season. But even the food that we have at home might be laced with dangerous bacteria that may make us sick. I...

  • Towels, hankies can spread hepatitis B

    Posted on : Monday 25th of July 2016
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    The hepatitis B virus that causes extensive liver damage may be getting transmitted through articles of personal use such as toothbrushes, towel or even a handkerchief. In fact, a large degree of the virus transmission is now believed to be occurring through such contact, says N.K. Arora, All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Sharing clothes, razors, combs, bedsheets can also transmit the virus. ''Basically, anything that rubs against the skin, which could include contact sports as well, could lead to transmission,'' c...

  • People estimate own ability based on others’ performance

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of July 2016
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    When it comes to rating one’s own abilities, you are strongly influenced by the performance of others, a study has found. Interaction with high performers makes one feel more capable of being cooperative in team settings but less competent in competitive situations, suggested the study published in the journal Neuron. The research shows that comparisons with other people can be used as an effective means for self-evaluation and conversely people make judgments about others based on their own traits. “We found that alt...

  • Eleven tips to pep up your monsoon wardrobe

    Posted on : Friday 22nd of July 2016
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    From using light, breathable fabrics to opting for pintuck shirts and smocked strapless dress — enhance your dressing style in the monsoon season. Deepa Chikarname, Founder and Creative Director of womenswear brand Encrusted, has some tips to share: 1. Light, breathable fabrics like cotton silk, cotton and silk georgettes are easy and comfortable to wear in these months. 2. You could wear boxy short suit on wet rainy days. 3. A pintuck shirt dress is comfortable wearing on humid days. 4. A silk georgette halter dres...

  • Nurture your hair: 10 natural home remedies for hair growth

    Posted on : Thursday 21st of July 2016
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    Each one of us love our hair, there are no two ways about it. While most of us might pay constant attention to it, we have to agree that maintaining it is an ordeal in itself. We reckon you get rid of those expensive hair products laden with chemicals and instead, say hello to the ingredients in your kitchen. Not only will they make your hair glossy but also aid in hair growth. 1) Onion Juice: Onion juice works as it stimulates keratin and protein growth, which helps in the re-growth of your hair. How to use it: Try cutting a few...

  • Jewellery care tips for monsoon

    Posted on : Thursday 21st of July 2016
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    Your jewels needs extra care during the rainy season. Keep them in separate jewellery holders and don’t use paper tissues to clean them, says an expert. Pritesh Goyal, Director and Jewellery Designer of SLG Jewellers, shares some tips to help you protect your ornaments in monsoon: * Pay extra attention to silver jewellery: Silver jewellery is prone to corrosion due to its physical properties and it requires timely cleaning. Silver easily loses its sheen in humid temperature. Therefore, it should be kept in a moisture resistant ...

  • Get glowing, rejuvenated skin with white tea vitality facials

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of July 2016
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    The erratic weather and the prevalent humidity can ruin your skin. Lakme Salon's White-Tea Vitality ritual, packed with antioxidants claims to combat urban life pollution and repair skin. The service is a relaxing one that is meant for all kinds of skin types and treats tired, dull and dehydrated skin specifically. The champagne of the tea world - white tea has antioxidant properties that drastically reduce tanning and nourish your skin and it literally lets your skin drink up the benefits of White Tea. The 60-minute long procedu...

  • Facebook hindering children’s moral development: Poll

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of July 2016
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    Nearly half of the parents in Britain think heavy social media use is hampering their children’s moral development, a British poll revealed on Saturday. Only 15 per cent of parents thought that popular social media websites such as Facebook provided a positive influence on a young person’s character, said the poll from the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham. The team of researchers found that 40 per cent of parents were “concerned” or “extremely concerned” about the ...

  • How to ensure your hair color lasts long

    Posted on : Tuesday 19th of July 2016
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    Once you get your strands colored, it looks lovely doesn't it? However, you have to remember that you have to make the color last long. Use include these protective measures in your daily activities to make it last longer. Avoid shampooing the very next day Try to wait for three days before you shampoo your hair after the color treatment. And if you cannot wait, just opt for a dry shampoo instead. Use the correct conditioner Conditioning helps hydrate your hair which has been exposed to chemicals during coloring. Ensure t...

  • Friendly competition among co-workers can be good thing

    Posted on : Tuesday 19th of July 2016
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    You may want to turn your workplace into a playing field as a new study has suggested that having exercise performances of co-workers compared can motivate them to do more. Comparing performance to average peers and offering financial incentives are the most effective methods for increasing physical activity among teams of employees, according to the University of Pennsylvania study. The study shows that different combinations of social comparison feedback and financial incentives can lead to a significant difference in outcomes with...

  • 5 monsoon essentials

    Posted on : Monday 18th of July 2016
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    ROSE BODY MIST Monsoon can bring along a gloomy feeling which makes you feel dull and depressed. This is when body mist comes handy to keep your senses alive. According to Eastern traditions, rose aroma oozes strength and vitality and enhances harmony and balance in the body. Spray some to instantly refresh, tone, hydrate and nourish your skin. WATERPROOF MASCARA MASCARA is one of the most understated beauty essentials in your kit. It can quickly add drama to your eyes by lengthening your luscious lashes. With the risk of a sudde...

  • Tips to keep your washroom clean

    Posted on : Monday 18th of July 2016
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    Here are few pointers that will help you keep your bathroom sparkling and fragrant: - Avoid cluttering your bathroom,since it's usually the smallest room in the house. If you have many sanitary and beauty products, try to store them inside cabinets below the sink or on the wall. Don't leave them out. - Scrubbing the counter of the sink and the toilet daily is a must, as these are used regularly and should be clean. If you do it every day, your weekly cleaning routine will be less tedious.  If you have shower curtains...

  • Simple ways to reduce blood pressure

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of July 2016
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    We suggest simple steps to keep your blood pressure under control High blood pressure contributes to an alarming number of deaths each year. Although it may not have apparent symptoms, high blood pressure leads to heart attacks and strokes aside from also causing kidney failure. You can reduce your blood pressure by reducing your weight (if you're obese) and making a few small changes in your life, say doctors. Walk it out — Walking at a brisk pace can help lower your pressure. A good workout will ensure the heart uses oxyg...

  • Make-up essentials to use this season

    Posted on : Friday 15th of July 2016
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    With monsoon all set to hit the city, it's time you change your make-up routine slightly unless you want to be caught with mascara streaking down your face and foundation smudged on your cheeks. Here are some things to keep in mind... Monsoon means extra humidity, so make sure that you use just a hint of tinted moisturiser and a little waterproof foundation. The last thing you want is to be caught with make-up dripping off your face. While it is a given during the rainy season, many women still make the cardinal mistake of forgoi...

  • Beauty hacks for the bride-to-be

    Posted on : Friday 15th of July 2016
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    If you have just a week left for your wedding and have no time for elaborate rituals, here are some quick remedies to make you glow on your big day. Monsoon is that time of the year, where no matter how much you have been taking care of your skin, it will still get oily and make your face look dull. Beautician Nishi Manchandani says, "Most brides have a problem with oily skin during this season. No matter how many facial treatments you have been going in for, a last minute fix is always required. So to make your face look bright and...

  • Let your hair flourish with these tips

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of July 2016
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    Are you always concerned about why your hair is growing at such a slow pace? Don't overlook this factor if you feel that your hair is not reaching its full length potential. Keep these things in mind when you want your hair to look the best. Healthy diet and Nutrition A healthy diet helps hair grows best since eating natural, whole foods makes a huge difference not only to your body but also in the appearance and the health of your hair. Include nutritious foods like iron-rich dark green leafy veggies, omega-3-rich salmon, colour...

  • 3 home remedies to cure dark lips

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of July 2016
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    So lately you have been seeing that your lips have been turning black and losing its shine and luster. Although you may be taking healthy food, going for regular exercises and stocking up on expensive lip balms, but none of it is helping you. So how about going the home-remedy way. So, here are few simple and easy home remedies which will help you to bring back the moisture and pinkness of your lips back. Regular weekly scrub: Use natural lip scrubber once every week to remove dead celss from your skin and bring back the suppleness. An e...

  • Tricks to get rid of dark circles

    Posted on : Tuesday 12th of July 2016
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    Dark circles are eye sores and are a result of anaemia, allergies, hyper-pigmentation, dehydration, smoking or sleep deprivation. Whatever might be the cause, treating under eye darkness is not just skin deep. Makeup can save you but is a temporary fix. Try these home remedies for a more long-term solution. Almond Oil Rich in vitamin E, Almond Oil moisturizes the thin skin under the eyes, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and crow's feet. Before going to bed, apply almond oil under your eyes, and wash it off in the morning...

  • Facebook is ideal for vulnerable narcissists to promote themselves

    Posted on : Monday 11th of July 2016
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    Social networking sites such as Facebook provide the ideal environment for some narcissists to promote themselves and seek the admiration of others on a grand scale, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Florence in Italy suggest that vulnerable narcissists, who tend to be insecure and have lower self-esteem, are more likely to feel safer in online versus face-to-face interactions, which might lead them to prefer social networking as a means to gain approval and admiration. In contrast, grandiose narcissists, w...

  • Skin and hair care guide for monsoon

    Posted on : Saturday 9th of July 2016
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    Aesthetic physician and author Dr Jamuna Pai shares essential skin care tips in her recently launched skin and hair care guide, No One Has To Know . Dr Pai provides a few beauty guidelines for a youthful and radiant skin this monsoon season: Shield your skin: Since it's cloudy does not mean the skin is protected from the sun. It is extremely important to guard your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays, so always use a good sunscreen lotion. During the rainy season, do not use oil-based products on your face as they tend to blo...

  • Ideas to brighten up your home for Eid

    Posted on : Friday 8th of July 2016
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    Your home is a backdrop where you greet and host friends and families during festivals such as the forthcoming Eid. Spruce it up and beautify it with flowers and fragrance, says an expert. Ram Mehrotra, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Decorative Paints, Kansai Nerolac Paints Limited, suggests you gift your home with the Eid of a fresh vibrant coat of paint and some other easy makeover tips to add some extra zing to your festivities: * Adorn your home with flowers: Add fragrance to your living and dining areas for Eid celebration...

  • Know the causes of early or premature skin ageing!

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of July 2016
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    New Delhi: We all know that heavy drinking, smoking and unhealthy diet can lead to premature skin ageing. Many might not be aware about it, but excessive use of smartphones or electronic gadgets has been linked to premature ageing. Here are some of the surprising causes of early ageing. Sitting long hours This might come as a shock to some as sitting for a long time at a single place can trigger premature ageing. According to reports, spending time being sedentary causes changes in the DNA which is linked to slowing down of the a...

  • Sip away on a powerful beau-tea treatment to rejuvenate your skin!

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of July 2016
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    Living in a concrete jungle always takes a toll on our skin. And to add to the agony, here come the monsoon rains. What one needs right now is to let your nail beds and skin get soaked at a tea party instead. It's time to let your skin drink up the benefits of White Tea - the champagne of the tea world. It has antioxidant properties that drastically reduce tanning and nourish your skin. The Lakme Salon has brewed the perfect ritual for you - indulge in a pampering and soothing White-Tea Vitality manicure, pedicure and facial to gentl...

  • Simple ways to maintain hair during monsoon!

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of July 2016
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    New Delhi: With high moisture in the air due to monsoon, the hair tends to lose its shine and becomes dull. Give your tresses a tea-water and lemon rinse after shampoo and apply essential oil which may help overcome monsoon hair problems like dandruff, says an expert. Beauty expert Shahnaz Husain has doles out tips to maintain hair during monsoons. * The hair usually becomes dull and limp during the monsoon season, when the humidity is high. Give the hair a tea-water and lemon rinse after shampoo. Boil used tea leaves again in enough...

  • Walk more at workplace: Hold walking meetings for super health

    Posted on : Sunday 3rd of July 2016
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    Ever thought of a walking meeting at your office? Organise one this Monday as it will surely keep you and your colleagues (boss included), who spend most of their working hours sitting in chairs, healthy. Converting just one seated meeting per week at work into a walking meeting increased the work-related physical activity levels of workers by 10 minutes, a study has shown. “Interventions such as the walking meeting protocol that encourages walking and raises levels of physical activity in the workplace are needed to counter th...

  • Easy ways to get rid of hyperpigmentation

    Posted on : Sunday 3rd of July 2016
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    Wear a sunscreen of SPF 30 daily, without fail. - Regular exfoliation of the dead cells can lighten the hyperpigmentation. - If you have sensitive or dry skin, exfoliate only once a week. Never exfoliate on acne-prone skin. - With a good base foundation, it's easy to cover up the dark spots. - Put vitamin E on your skin - it's called the skin vitamin. - Lemon juice helps in lightening the skin tone Milk and honey pack Take half a cup of milk and add 2 tbsp of honey. Massage it on face and neck. Keep it for...

  • How to take care of your feet

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of July 2016
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    Feet are the direct warriors which fight with dirt, pollution, age-counting, infections, and high-heel pain on a regular basis — and so it is important to pamper your feet the way you do to your face. Meghna Gupta, Cosmetic Dermatologist and Director at Delhi Skin Centre, lists some handy tips to keep in mind to avoid “dirty”, “cracked” and “sweaty” feet. * It’s important to notice foot fungus at an early stage. Carefully follow complete procedures as instructed by a verified expert. * A...

  • Got frizzy hair? Here's the solution

    Posted on : Friday 1st of July 2016
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    With the pitter-patter of rain in the monsoon comes the fear of frizzy hair, itchy scalp and hair loss. Hair care becomes all the more important in the rainy season because your hair tends to lose moisture content due to high levels of humidity, says an expert. Ashima Kumar, Education Manager at haircare brand Kerastase, has shared some tips: -The simplest to earliest, non-time consuming way to protect hair in monsoon is to apply anti-oxidant creams or serums onto the hair, whether you are indoors or outdoors. -Identify your hair...

  • 5 common monsoon skin problems and how to fix them

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of June 2016
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    Ah, the beauty of monsoon! Rain-drenched landscapes, romantic drives, and cosy evenings with loved ones. Can’t get better than this, right? Wrong! Indian monsoon is lovely, but the rains bring along with it a barrage of health problems that can be downright uncomfortable. Other than excessive humidity, it’s also the time where fungal infections show its ugly fangs. Most of these problems are not life-threatening but the unwillingness to visit a doctor/dermatologist can up the risk and severity of the condition. Dr Chiranj...

  • How to take care of your shoes during monsoon

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of June 2016
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    Maintaining your shoes during monsoon can be a task. Brushing, drying and polishing them regularly can help in preventing them from getting spoiled during the rainy weather, says an expert. Narendra Kumar, Creative Director, Amazon Fashion, offers the following tips to protect shoes from getting ruined: * Brush them right: Make it a routine to remove the mud from the shoe as the damp mud tends to stick to the shoe, spoiling it further due to the moisture present in the damp mud. * Dry them well: Once you are done removing the dam...

  • 8 ultimate reasons to drink buttermilk every day!

    Posted on : Wednesday 29th of June 2016
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    New Delhi: Buttermilk, also known as Chaas in Hindi, is a great drink to cool off your body on a hot summer day. Perhaps, this nutritious drink is also loaded with vitamins and minerals, providing you with myriad health benefits. Here are some five amazing reasons why buttermilk is a blessing for your health. Unlike average dairy products, buttermilk contains less fat, which is good for your heart. The unique protein in buttermilk that lowers high blood pressure also keeps the cholesterol level in check. Low in calories, buttermi...

  • Easy tips to keep rugs, carpets clean

    Posted on : Wednesday 29th of June 2016
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    New Delhi: Carpets and rugs instantly elevate the decor of a house. Clean off the stains, keep moisture away from them and store them well to keep your rugs clean and long-lasting, says an expert. Mithilesh Kumar, technical expert and President of Obeetee, handmade rug making company, shares how: * Vacuuming: Regular vacuuming helps keep the carpet clean. Loop carpets are more delicate and should be vacuumed without brush. Do not pull if some loose threads come over the surface, cut with scissor. * Cleaning stains: In case of dro...

  • How to do a pedicure at home

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of June 2016
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    There is nothing more relaxing than a nice pedicure. And what is better than getting it done in the comfort of your house? Here are a few tips on how to do a DIY pedicure.. - Start with cleaning your nails with a wet bud. After you are done, file your nails in the required length and shape. - Massage a little cream or honey on your legs and dip them into a tub of soapy water. Make sure you have rose petals or lemon slices in them. - Once you are done soaking your legs for a good 10 minutes, scrub your nails with a brush and w...

  • Shift workers at higher risk of diabetes

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of June 2016
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    People working irregular hours with night and rotating shifts are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This was revealed in a recent study where researchers observed the sleeping pattern and blood sugar levels of professionals working in shifts at IT and BPO companies in Pune for about two years. "We found that any amount of shift work is linked to around 10% greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes.Those working in rotating shifts on regular basis were at 40% greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes," said r...

  • Did you know taking selfies can damage your skin and cause wrinkles?

    Posted on : Monday 27th of June 2016
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    Selfie-addicts, take note! Constantly exposing your face to the light and radiation from smartphones may damage your skin, speeding up ageing and promoting wrinkles, dermatologists have warned. Doctors can tell which hand a person holds their phone in just by looking at which side of the face is most damaged, they said. “Those who take a lot of selfies and bloggers should worry. Even the blue light we get from our screens can damage our skin,” said Simon Zoakei, Medical Director of the Linia Skin Clinic in the UK. Experts...

  • Give your home a monsoon makeover

    Posted on : Monday 27th of June 2016
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    You can like them, hate them but can't ignore them. The monsoon has finally arrived in the city. While several people complain about train delays and water-logging, others love to sit back and enjoy some chai and piping hot bhajiyas in the comfort of their home. To make this experience all the more comforting, here are tips to give your pad a cool monsoon makeover. Use a bright carpet and rugs in your living room Pack up all your expensive carpets and invest in some bright coloured lightweight rugs. These carpets not only liven u...

  • Face polishing for the new age bride

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of June 2016
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    While body polishing has been there for sometime now, face polishing is slowly catching on amongst the new brides-to-be. There are numerous treatments which are available in most salons. The purpose of this is to enhance the glow on a bride's face and also make her look radiant on the D-day. What face polishing does It basically done to ensure that the dirt and grime from your face is removed. It also keeps blackheads at bay. If combined with natural ingredients, it makes your face glow. Skin specialist Dr Nishi Hemnani says, &qu...

  • From fit to colour, six tips for men’s styling

    Posted on : Friday 24th of June 2016
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    Men should focus on the fit, keep it simple and avoid wearing shirts or T-shirts with big logos to look chic, says an expert. Samresh Das, designer and stylist of Numero UNO for menswear, suggests how: * This is the most important thing to keep in mind. A good fitting is the first thing that anyone notices in whatever you are wearing. Understand your body structure and go for the perfect fit. Never go for extreme fit, as it can ruin the overall look and style. * Everyone wants a wardrobe that looks good on them, but never overdo ...

  • Now, try peel-off eyebrows

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of June 2016
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    We all know full, thick eyebrows give the face a powerful look. But do you know that you too can get eyebrows like Cara Delevingne in a matter of hours without any surgery? Yes, after peel-off lipstick, peel-off eyebrows are the latest obsession of fashionistas who strive for perfection. A product from South Korea's expansive beauty market (where else?) it has now become a boon for those with sparse eyebrows. So all you have to get is a tube of this eyebrow gel, and have loads of patience. Just paint on your eyebrows with the gel...

  • 10 common hair mistakes you need to stop making, and why

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of June 2016
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    Is healthy, shiny hair like a dream to you? In an age of fast cars and even faster lives; dust, pollution, heat and most importantly, unhealthy lifestyle can leave your hair looking dull and lifeless. Now, you might not be able to change your lifestyle in an instant but you can surely pick up a few good habits to keep your tresses shiny and glowing. The first step is to start paying close attention to how you treat your locks. The way you wash, dry and style your hair can seriously affect the health and appearance of your hair. &ldqu...

  • 5 skincare mistakes every bride-to-be should avoid

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of June 2016
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    Every young woman dreams of being a glowing bride on her special day. She visualises herself with the perfect outfit, stunning accessories, fabulous make-up, and of course radiant skin. As soon as the wedding date is set, she embarks on a mission with meticulous planning to ensure that she can bring this vision to life. However, with elaborate marriage planning comes great stress and it's hard to keep your skin at its best. And, in the quest for dewy, fresh and glowing skin, you could end up making skin care mistakes. Here are five c...

  • Supportive parenting linked to richer, happier kids later

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of June 2016
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    Parents, take note! Children who receive positive attention and care from their parents have high incomes, increased happiness levels, academic success and strong morality later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers from Kobe University and Doshisha University in Japan studied the effects of prevailing parenting techniques. They obtained answers from 5,000 women and men to questions about their relationships with their parents during childhood — including statements such as “my parents trusted me,” and “I...

  • Paint your house bright for the rains

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of June 2016
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    If you are planning to give your home a makeover this monsoon, here's what you should choose from a range of vibrant colours. As the skies start getting darker and murkier, it is time to start adding colour to your home to keep you happy and chirpy when the rain sets in. Here are five basic ways to not only add colour but also make your home look bright and vibrant this monsoon. Remember the 80/20 rule When considering adding bright or bold colour to wake up a room, use the 80/20 rule — this means that you should mix in...

  • 8 beauty hacks for monsoon

    Posted on : Monday 20th of June 2016
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    The rains are almost here. And with the showers come the rising humidity. Here are tips to help you keep your skin and locks intact. Avoid hair products While it's best to avoid styling this season, use a light hair serum that won't weigh your hair down instead of a heavy mousse. Make anti-frizz products and humidity control sprays your BFFs. "Experiment with hairstyles that go with your natural texture and are more likely to stay. A textured braid, bun or top knot is ideal for bad hair days, as is a fishtail or a French...

  • HomeTrends: Metallic tiles are the latest rage

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of June 2016
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    The designing peculiarities change every 100 kms, just like the diversity of Indian culture. While most of the Indian houses play safe with pastel colours, a new generation has come up that likes to play with colours, patterns and trends. This generation is the catalyst behind the shift in the industry of interiors towards an exciting range of metallic tiles. The trend of metallic tiles is a total melt of luxury and style. This rising trend of metallic tiles is glamming up most of the Indian homes. And, what more can one ask for - they a...

  • Hydrate, exfoliate, moisturise to avoid dry skin

    Posted on : Friday 17th of June 2016
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    Save your skin from dryness and dehydration. Increase water intake and exfoliate the dead skin cells to achieve smooth skin, says an expert. An expert from Advanced Beauty and Cosmetic Clinic has shared a few tips to get spotless skin: * Hydrate: Hydrating yourself is absolutely essential to keep your skin healthy. A lot of water content from the body is lost while you sweat during summer season. Therefore, it is essential to increase water intake by a couple of glasses every day. Avoid caffeinated drinks and keep away from aerat...

  • How to pack smart and easy for your next trip

    Posted on : Friday 17th of June 2016
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    Going for a holiday or work trip out of station? Pack it light and right for convenience. Himanshu Periwal, Vice President, Growth of travel search engine ixigo, has shared a few tips on how to get it right: * It is easier to fold your clothes while packing your suitcase to use the space properly. Heavier apparel should be kept at the bottom and lighter clothes can be placed on top to keep them wrinkle free. * If you need formals during the trip, place them on the top for easy access. * It is always advisable to keep small tr...

  • How to keep your make-up products safe during monsoon

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of June 2016
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    As monsoon approaches, it is important to keep one’s make-up safe from humidity and dampness. Here’s how. Beauty expert Ishika Taneja, Executive Director, Alps Group, lists a few steps that one can take to safeguard make-up during the rainy season. Store well: As powder-based products emerge as your best friends in rainy weather, prove them your love by storing them well. Place all your powder-based products like compact face powder, eye shadows and other items in an airy and dry cabinet to keep dampness away from it. ...

  • Ultimate guide to enhance your pre and post wedding glow…

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of June 2016
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    When it comes to bridal makeup, one has to be extra careful - one false step can completely ruin the most important day in a girl's life. There are experts who know how to get the best out of your make-up and keeping that in mind we spoke to Lakme's makeup expert Daniel Bauer who is one of the most sought after names in bridal makeup. Daniel shares with us his insider tips for brides that will not only help them acquire a much desired glow on their special day, but will also have them flaunt it on their honeymoon. Every woman wan...

  • Remember these tips to avoid an acne breakout

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of June 2016
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    The most important and difficult thing to do is to keep your hands off your face. Though you might be tempted to itch or meddle with the affected area, keep reminding yourself to avoid touching the face. Otherwise, it spreads infection which will only make things worst. - Make sure to wash your face with cleanser every night before you go to bed. - An important step is to change your pillow cover regularly (at least once in four days). The pillow cover, if not changed, accumulates dust, sweat and dirt, which indirectly affects your s...

  • 8 ways to take care of your hair this monsoon

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of June 2016
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    Hair coming unruly during rainy season is an issue generally seen everywhere. Hair loss and odor due to fungal infection can create problems. Know your hair type and the solution becomes easier to arrive at. Here are a few tips: 1. Never tie hair when it is wet. Keep the hair untied until the wetness dries up naturally. 2. Do not avoid washing the head as the hair has become wet in the rain. Wash away the dust sticking to the hair using a suitable shampoo. 3. Take care to use protective serum before going out. During the rain...

  • Be monsoon ready in style

    Posted on : Monday 13th of June 2016
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    New Delhi: Don't let the humid weather make you feel less fashionable. Monsoon has already arrived in some parts of India. So, it's time to make your wardrobe ready to suit the changing weather. Sanjay Shroff, Founder and CEO of Styletag.com- an e-commerce fashion portal, has shared some tips to help you dress up in this monsoon. * Colours: Monsoon 2016 is all about lively yet subtle colours. Pastel coloured clothes always look great during summer time as they are low conductor of heat. One can experiment with bright pastels ...

  • 5 make-up 'must-haves' during monsoon

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of June 2016
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    To avoid ruining your perfect make-up on a rainy day, apply a thin coat of tinted moisturiser, then a layer of foundation, and always use a waterproof mascara, says an expert. Nirmal Randhava, make-up artist and owner of Indica Makeover, has shared essential tips for maintaining flawless make-up during the monsoon season: 1. Tinted moisturiser: Always make sure that your foundation is waterproof. During the rainy days, the best way to use a foundation is to apply a thin coat of tinted moisturiser and then put a layer of foundation. T...

  • Quick guide for a pre-wedding glow

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of June 2016
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    In order to get that elusive pre-wedding glow, brides-to-be need to follow a skincare, diet and exercise regime for at least a few months before the big day. Most brides go through wedding stress and that invariably shows its effect on the skin and hair. Following a routine and some basic tips can take care of it. We spoke to experts and professionals from various fields to come up with a guide that will help you look your best. Opt for a three-step beauty ritual This is one of the best kept secrets to healthy skin. International mak...

  • 5 ways to maintain leather bags during the monsoon

    Posted on : Friday 10th of June 2016
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    Humidity can ruin your favourite leather bags but regular polishing and storing them in the right way can make them last longer. Sahil Malik, managing director, Da Milano, has shared some tips to maintain leather bags during monsoon. 1. Dry them well: Do not put the bag away as soon as you enter indoors. Keep the bag under the ceiling fan for a few hours to air them out. 2. No heat: Direct sunlight, extreme temperatures can all adversely affect your leather pieces. Never leave your bag to dry near a heater or in direct sunlight! ...

  • The ultimate guide to choosing the perfect sunscreen

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of June 2016
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    Know your skin type, then pick a sunscreen with a matte finish and the right amount of SPF to protect the skin from tanning and also from the harmful effects of UV rays. Geetika Mittal Gupta, Dermatologist and Medical Director, ISAAC, shares a few tips: * Analyse your skin type and choose a sunscreen accordingly. If you have an oily skin, opt for a gel or spray-based sunscreen. People with dry skin should choose lotions or cream-based sunscreen as it will be effective in providing both sun block and moisture. * Choose a sunscreen...

  • It's time to enter the kitchen to get rid of oily skin

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of June 2016
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    Corn starch dries up excess oil leaving skin soft and clear, and kiwis can be used as an effective face scrub for oily skin, says an expert. Aashmeen Munjaal , makeover expert and director of Star salon n' Academy, shares a few more remedies that may help you to get rid of oily skin: - Cinnamon and nutmeg: Cinnamon and nutmeg is a good acne and anti-ageing treatment as it boosts the collagen production, improves blood circulation, fades the marks from the skin and is a very beneficial homemade face pack. Take a teaspoon of ground...

  • Now, fix your bow tie dilemmas with these handy tips

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of June 2016
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    Keep things fresh with a pinch of exquisite bow ties that will make you look cool this summer. From sorbet colours like light blues and pinks to giving it a printed twist will make this accessory fit for parties, work events and endless dinners. Narendra Kumar, Creative Director, Amazon Fashion, India, shares some innovative trending tie options that are perfect for every occasion. Colour: Go for sorbet colors like light blues and pinks, they are in this season. Also, look for lighter fabrics. Keep fabric in mind when determining wha...

  • Summer survival beauty guide

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of June 2016
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    With mercury level soaring high, it is time for you to tweak your make-up stack to help you sail through the sticky and humid summer woes, says an expert. Shikhee Agrawal, head of training, The Body Shop, has shared tips for skin, make-up and hair. - Tackle shine: Replace your rich cleanser and face cream with a foaming gel and an oil-free daily lotion that has a minimum SPF 15. Carry a compact for midday touch-ups but don't cover your entire face with powder as this would lead to clogging of your skin pores. -Moisturise dail...

  • Create more space with pouffes and stools

    Posted on : Monday 6th of June 2016
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    If you're thinking of investing in expensive armchairs, think about going for something light and adjustable instead. Furniture like pouffes and stools can create more space in your otherwise cluttered homes, while adding that special touch. Here's how you can make the most of it... STUDY ROOM Select a light colour for your walls and furniture to have a minimalist strain on your eyes. Pair stools, which are high enough to rest your arms on the table while writing, with your study table. Also, place two or three pouffes close ...

  • Signs of a positive friendship

    Posted on : Monday 6th of June 2016
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    Friends form the most integral part of one's life. It isn't only about going out for dinners or watching movies. We list out some of the most important signs to look for, if you want to find out whether your friend is there for you. He or she is always happy for you A true friendship is one where friends keep their fingers crossed for each other and do whatever they can to contribute to the positive outcome. If you have one such person in your life, you should be thankful for it. Believes in healthy competition Unlike...

  • Forgetting things at times could be good for memory

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of June 2016
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    For managing the memories acquired across a lifetime, human beings need to forget – as part of the brains’ system, says new research that has identified a new protein required for normal forgetting by the brain. The findings uncovered a protein called ‘scribble’, which orchestrates a series of molecules, joining several molecules to forge a pathway.  “What scribble does is combine the Rac1 and dopamine pathways together into a single dynamic pathway that controls active forgetting”, said Ron Davis...

  • DIY remedies to treat sunspots: Use cucumber, cider vinegar, oatmeal

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of June 2016
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    According to an expert, there are times when flat brown spots show up on some parts of the skin that have been exposed to the sun. Use cider vinegar or oatmeal to treat sunspots. Seema Malik, a skin and cosmetic surgeon, shares a few tips: * Place a cool compress on spotted skin.  * Take a cool shower or bath. * Add one cup of cider vinegar to a bath to help balance the pH (acid or alkalinity) of spotted skin, and promote healing. * Soak in an oatmeal bath. This is especially helpful for itchy sunburned skin. * Use lotio...

  • Kitchen couture

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of June 2016
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    Restaurateur Annie Bafna gives you 10 tips on how to spruce up your kitchen area. The kitchen is often one of the most interesting place in any house. Though, it remains highly underrated -and we consciously aim to spend less and less time in there -it remains the place where magic happens. After all home is where the hearth is. Annie Bafna runs The Nutcracker -one the most successful small restaurants in the city. The restaurant has a dedicated clientele who swear by its cosy and compact corners. Bafna shares her expertise and gives us ...

  • Smoking weed ups risk of tooth loss

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of June 2016
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    Smoking marijuana for a long time can put you at increased risk of gum diseases that can lead to tooth loss, says a study that found no other serious adverse physical effects of pot-smoking. The study tracked nearly 1,000 New Zealanders from birth to age 38. Tobacco users in the study were found to have gum disease as well as reduced lung function, systemic inflammation and indicators of poorer metabolic health. "We can see the physical health effects of tobacco smoking in this study, but we don't see similar effects for...

  • Be monsoon-ready with skin, haircare tips

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of June 2016
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    New Delhi: With monsoon blues kicking in soon, it’s time to show your skin and hair some extra love and care. From using sunscreen even on cloudy days, regular exfoliation to moisturizing even in the rains can do wonders to your beauty, says an expert. Penning down a few seasonal tips for the upcoming months, Sangeeta Velaskar, Vice President and Head, Medical Services and R&D, Kaya Limited, tells you how to fight the skin and hair battles with an effective regime: * Skin: Keep using the sunscreen (SPF 30) even on cloud...

  • Ways to deal with long hair woes

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of June 2016
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    Flaunting long hair while keeping it knot-free is a Herculean task. You either have to tie it up or deal with tresses that could pass off as a nest. Here are some of the issues women with long hair face every day and ways to deal with them... Losing hair while trying to untangle it can be quite frustrating. What is even more annoying is when the strands settle in the corners of the rooms. To avoid this, switch off the fan each time you comb your hair, and don't feel lazy about picking up those strands off the floor after a combing se...

  • Natural ingredients that keep your skin clean

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of June 2016
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    Worried about rash and skin problems during this time of the year? Battle them by natural ways or by using light-weight moisturisers and more. Tea tree oil: Apply a mixture of tea tree oil and coconut oil. Reap in its benefits and bid adieu to rash and pimples. Aloe vera gel: Aloe vera is a beneficial curing agent for skin diseases caused by rain. It purifies the blood and has healing and soothing properties. Honey: Make Honey a part of your beauty regime to get natural glow. Honey is seen as an ideal natural ingredient to do...

  • Woodgrain on your nails, the new trend

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of May 2016
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    If you don't like too much glitter or nails that have embellishments, go for woodgrain nails. The latest manicure trend that is doing the rounds is woodgrain manicure. Inspired by Stella McCartney's spring collection and curated by manicurist and designer Madeline Poole for a magazine, this manicure seems to be quite a hit already with women who like to have their nails minimalistic. They are not too flashy, but at the same time, it looks earthy and stylish. Here are some tips to give your nails a wood-grain finish... Tips to get...

  • How to clean your silver jewellery

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of May 2016
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    Salt and baking soda :Line a glass container with tin foil and pour some hot water in it. Add one or two tablespoons of salt and baking soda. Put your silver jewellery in this mixture and leave it for five minutes. Rinse jewellery with water. Olive oil and lemon juice: Mix half a cup of lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl. Dip the cloth in the solution, squeeze the excess mixture out and polish the silver with it. Rinse it with warm water. White vinegar and baking soda: Soak the piece of silver in a solution of h...

  • Tips to treat for itchy scalp

    Posted on : Monday 30th of May 2016
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    Have you been feeling embarrassed to scratch your itchy scalp in public? Itchy and dry scalp is sure to make you uncomfortable, especially during summer. And if left unattended, it will lead to massive hair loss, too. If you have tried various products and still haven't found a solution, try opting for these remedies which are sure to bring about a cure. Here are some tips that you can try during the weekends... Use baby shampoo The first culprit is your shampoo. Most shampoos are high on chemicals and many don't use the right shampo...

  • 5 Challenges youngsters face after graduating

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of May 2016
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    If you are someone who has just finished college, you must have realised that life is full of changes and challenges. Things are no longer as simple as bunking a class or marking a proxy .Here are some challenges that students face after graduating -be it school, grad or post-grad. ALARM CLOCK RULES YOUR LIFE You can no longer hit the snooze button in the alarm and lazing around on your bed is out of question. "Sleeping just enough will become a priority for me now," says Tanuj Agarwal, who has recently landed a job with an...

  • Protect your skin with these natural ingredients this summer

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of May 2016
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    Summer season calls for protecting the skin from tanning and ageing. Pamper your skin with turmeric powder, honey or caffeine for glowing skin, says an expert. Anju Majeed, Senior Scientist and Director at Sami Labs, suggests how: PteroWhite: A natural skin lightening ingredient containing a minimum of 90 percent Pterostilbene from a purely natural source, the heartwood of Indian Kino (Pterocarpus marsupium).  Galanga extract (a herb from the Ginger family): It is a standardized extract from Kaempferia galangal roots and contain...

  • Feeling hot? Try these natural home coolers!

    Posted on : Friday 27th of May 2016
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    The mercury is rising and people are thinking up ways to keep their homes cool. Although air conditioning is the best solution, the power problems can hinder the cooling effect. However, there are ingenious ways to keep your home cool the natural and simple way. Windows About 40 percent of heat comes in through Windows . Reflective window coatings are one way of keeping off the heat. Besides cutting off the glare from sun; this kind of sun control protects the upholstery, drapes and carpets from fading. However, tinted sun control...

  • 6 face packs to get rid of suntan

    Posted on : Friday 27th of May 2016
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    It's blazing hot in Chennai. Despite the heat we have to step out for work and for other activities. It is natural that our skin would get tanned when exposed to this scorching heat. Apart from applying sunscreen lotion you can also try out these face packs to help remove the tan. City-based skin care expert Vasundhra Ravi gives us six homemade face packs that will keep your skin looking fresh this summer. Barley pack Grind 30 grams of barley with 20 grams of khus khus. Mix this powder with five drops of lemon juice and a few dro...

  • 5 expert tips to beat a 'bad hair day'

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of May 2016
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    Play it up, add curls or try dry shampoo to get rid of bad hair days. It is as simple as that says, beauty expert Manisha Chopra, also the founder of cosmetic brand SeaSoul Cosmeceuticals. 1) At times, if you haven’t washed your hair properly or are not in the mood to get a hair wash done, a dry shampoo can be a saviour. Spray it lightly on the roots. Leave it for a few minutes and then brush your hair. The dry shampoo absorbs the oil and gives you your desired look. If you do not use a dry shampoo, then try out cornstarch or baby ...

  • Ways to do pedicure at home

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of May 2016
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    you do not have enough time to visit a salon, you can always arrange for a pedicure at home. We suggest you a few simple ways Make sure that you have all the required ingredients and tools before you start doing a pedicure. In a bucket, pour some lukewarm water along with salt and bath oils. Remove your nail polish and make sure that you have no traces of it on your feet. Dip your feet into the lukewarm water and keep it in for a good 15 minutes. Make sure that you do not overdip your feet in the water, else it can cause infe...

  • Posting babies’ photos on Facebook put moms at depression risk

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of May 2016
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    Educated and working mothers, please take serious note! If you frequently post photos of your new-born babies on Facebook and fail to get enough positive posts, depression is out their to catch you. If a mother is posting on Facebook to get affirmation that she’s doing a good job and doesn’t get all the ‘likes’ and positive comments she expects, that could be a problem and she may end up feeling worse, the authors noted.  The study looked at a specific group of moms – highly educated, mostly married...

  • DIY conditioner for your hair

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of May 2016
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    While okra, or ladies finger, is well-known for its medicinal value, especially in keeping the blood sugar level in check, it can also be used as a conditioner for your hair. And making it is quite simple. Take 4-5 okras and cut them into small pieces. Put them in a bowl and fill it with water so that all the pieces are immersed in water. Leave it overnight. In the morning, you will find that the water has become a gooey liquid. Take out the okra pieces and apply this liquid on your hair. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then wash your hair...

  • Bubble eyeliner

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of May 2016
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    What it is A new way of applying winged eyeliner so that it appears like bubbles. How it started Jenny Gonzalez perfected the technique in a video tutorial, and it went viral after that, spawning loads of spin-offs. How it's done Rub gel liner on to the back of your hand. Then use a small brush to apply some of the liner to your eye with a very thin wing out to the side. Dab your eyeliner cap into the smudged liner on your hand and use it to stamp semicircular shapes along your lashline. Fill in the bubbles with a bru...

  • Have you tried the magical yogurt on your hair and skin?

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of May 2016
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    Yogurt has benefits galore and those who have experienced it have sworn by the same. This dairy product is highly helping in keeping your hair and skin issues at bay. We tell you some multiple benefits when mixed with other ingredients. Removes Dandruff: Straight from nuskha dairy of naani, this trick can instantly help get rid of the dandruff. Mix it with few lemon drops and a pinch of salt. Apply this pack on especially the roots and see the difference yourself. Also try mixing a few drops of olive oil with thickened curd and apply on ...

  • Beauty essentials to carry when you’re travelling

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of May 2016
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    With summer vacations on in full swing, it's time to pack your bags and take off. And whether you're travelling abroad for a long sojourn or somewhere close by for a quick break, don't forget to carry these must-have beauty essentials... - Overnight masks: Ditch the same boring moisturiser or night cream that your slather on every night before going to bed. Overnight masks are the latest beauty hack that women across the world are opting for. These masks work wonders on your skin and replenish your skin overnight. - Dry s...

  • Quick tips to get the perfect bed head hair

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of May 2016
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    Running late for that important meeting? Don't worry, you need not spend too much time getting rid of the knots in your hair. Tousled bed head hair is what can save the day. Here are a few tips for a quick fix. Bed head hair is basically unstyling your hair. So add some movement by curling sections of your hair randomly. But not longer than three seconds each. Don't use a hair brush in the morning to get rid of the knots. Get a wide-tooth comb and gently work the tangles. It is alright if the rest of your hair is a little unr...

  • Ways to deal with dry skin

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of May 2016
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    Despite being summer, some of us complain of dry and flaky skin. While you try to moisturise your skin on an everyday basis, some creams really don't work. And many of them come with a huge price tag, too. In order to get rid of itchy, dry skin, try these remedies to make your skin smooth and moisturised.. Milk Milk products work wonders on your skin. If you have dry and itchy skin, try applying milk. Take a piece of cloth, soak it in milk and apply it on your skin. Leave it on for five to eight minutes and wash with lukewarm wat...

  • Home trends: Grey hardwood floors

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of May 2016
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    Minimalistic designs seem to have swiped the world of design aficionados. Be it fashion, make-up or home trends , less is more! If you are renovating your house or designing interiors for the new one, wait before making a choice for that overused brown hardwood floor. The latest and most talked about are the grey hardwood floors . The increasing love with the 'Old-world- French-look' is speeding its way into the Indian interior marketplace. People are experimenting more these days and are game for more undertone colours than ...

  • Frequent social media use may lead to eating disorder

    Posted on : Friday 20th of May 2016
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    Excess use of social media such as Facebook, Instagram or YouTube may lead to an eating disorder, and body image concerns among young adults’, suggests a new research. Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other clinical and mental health issues where people have a distorted body image and eating order.  “We’ve long known that exposure to traditional forms of media, such as fashion magazines and television, is associated with the development of disordered eating ...

  • Working It Out: 5 ways to power-up your body language and be successful

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of May 2016
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    Our body language plays a big role in our professional success. However, it is one of the most underleveraged tools of building a confident personality. People often misuse rather abuse their physiology and wonder why they feel so low on energy during the day. Tony Robbins aptly explained this concept in one of his books: “If emotions can lead to motion, then motion can also lead to emotion.” What if I promise a success recipe to you through this article? A recipe if prepared correctly can make you more confident, motivated a...

  • 5 teas that make you slim

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of May 2016
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    If you are unhealthily starving yourself and still not losing weight, you are certainly doing it all wrong! While it's a known fact that gaining pounds is much easier than losing them, your approach towards weight loss is what matters. People try gymming, dieting and end up falling sick thanks to their desperate attempts and though we believe in exercising moderation when it comes to working out and following a particular diet, there's a secret mantra of losing weight that many of you don't know about. Slimming teas! Well, you re...

  • 8 beauty mistakes we still make and how to get it right

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of May 2016
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    Your eyebrows need not be even and don't even think about pumping that mascara, say stylists Lurking in family albums all over the country are the sort of photos which are aired at weddings, landmark birthdays, hen and stag dos. A proportion of these images are candid snaps of small children and toddlers getting to grips with their mum's make-up -with very mixed results. A love of make-up is fostered in many of us from a young age. It's a fun ritual which, hopefully, improves with adulthood. But there remain a few thi...

  • Get shiny nails using a nail buffing block

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of May 2016
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    We all want shiny nails, don't we? And that's one of the reasons why we regularly head to the parlour for a manicure. But now you can get shiny nails right at home by using a nail buffing block. It not only makes your nails smoother but also stimulates blood circulation to all the nails which helps in making them grow faster. Here are some things you need to know about buffing... Nail buffers are made of grade sand paper. The nail buffer is three dimensional and each side is used for a specific purpose. The three sides are -a...

  • Keep away unhealthy snacks to cut obesity risk

    Posted on : Monday 16th of May 2016
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    The proximity to snacks at workplace can increase your consumption behaviour, says a new study that focuses on how companies can promote healthy choices and still provide indulgent goodies. Many companies provide free snacks and beverages to incentivise productivity and boost morale of its employees. However, unhealthy snacking may cause an office obesity epidemic. The findings showed the proximity of snacks to free beverages increased the consumption rate. The closer the snacks were placed to the drinks, the more people tended t...

  • Rainbow eyelashes are the latest beauty trend

    Posted on : Monday 16th of May 2016
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    With the popularity of the rainbow hairstyle that caught on in a big way last year, it has now extended to other areas as well. The latest offshoot of this trend is the eyelash make-up trend. The trend went viral after a neon-eyelash look, created by make-up artist Karin Westerlund for model Ginta Lapina, was shared on social media. You can use coloured mascara, eyelash extensions or even create your own using coloured eyeshadow pigment and clear mascara. ...

  • Summer decor ideas for your home

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of May 2016
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    As the temperature soars, enjoy your share of cool flowing space in summers and enjoy being at home Colours of life: Didn't they say, first impressions lasts long. Spruce up your front door. Add a dash of color to your life, paint the door in bright Colours if you want to make a bold statement. Even if you are living in an apartment, you can put some terra-cotta figurines and potted plants on the front, thereby creating a warm atmosphere. Recycle fabrics and textiles. Lighten up any room by trading heavy fabrics for light and air...

  • Fashion tips: Funky trends for children this summer

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of May 2016
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    ‘Tropical print shirts, graphic t-shirts, neon colours and embroidered badges are ruling the clothing line for children this summer’, says an expert. Sarah Witter, chief designer of kidswear brand ‘One Friday’ shared clothing tips for children this summer. Boys tropical print shirt: Trending majorly this year. Looks great when worn layered, especially over graphics tees, and paired with shorts for a casual daytime look or fully buttoned up to the neck for the evening. Ombre dip dye: For girls to wear this ...

  • Are you oiling your hair right?

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of May 2016
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    On a lazy Sunday, while I was busy with my hair-oiling routine, my mother interrupted me and said that I was not oiling my hair right. Most of us have gone through the 'aise nahi lagaate' situation at least once in our lives while oiling our tresses. What amazed me always was that there could also be a right way of oiling the hair! Intrigue led me to this conversation with celebrity dermatologist Dr. Kiran Lohia , who stated that if not done properly, oiling can actually cause hair fall. Oiling is indeed important for healthy hai...

  • 7 homemade face packs to help remove skin tan

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of May 2016
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    Use cucumber and rose water to remove the unwanted tan or opt for a tomato, yogurt and lemon juice face pack to get a glowing skin during the summer season, says an expert. Pankaj Agagrwal, senior hoemoepath at Agrawal Homoeo Clinic has shared tips for those who face skin tan problems in the summer season. 1. Cucumber, rose water and lemon juice pack: One of the best home remedies for removing tan is cucumber and lemon. Lemon gives you skin lightening whereas cucumber and rose water soothes the skin. Mix the three ingrediant together...

  • 3 ways to boost your image at work

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of May 2016
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    You're not like everyone else. That's a fact. You have your own unique skillset, and that's what can give you a leg up over other people in your industry. The key word here is "can".Whether or not people recognise your talents and contributions depends largely on your personal brand -the collection of traits that first spring to mind when others think about you. So how do you make sure your brand is strong enough to stand out in today's competitive job market? There are some basic personal attributes that never ...

  • How to keep your house cool this summer

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of May 2016
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    Hot, sweaty and humid days can tend to drain the energy out of our body. It is evident that one cannot survive the summer without air coolers and air conditioners. Keeping your home cool, may help you, to an extent, to beat the heat. Here are a few tips to keep your house cool... - The problem area is the rooftop. It radiates heat and makes the entire house hot. Create a terrace garden to keep the rooftop cool. The soil will absorb the heat. If the rooftop is cool, the rooms will also be cool. If you plan to paint your house, paint the r...

  • Papaya, tomato, cucumber help remove skin tan during Summer

    Posted on : Monday 9th of May 2016
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    Use cucumber and rose water to remove the unwanted tan or opt for a tomato, yogurt and lemon juice face pack to get a glowing skin during the Summer season, says an expert. Pankaj Agagrwal, senior hoemoepath at Agrawal Homoeo Clinic has shared tips for those who face skin tan problems in the Summer season. * Cucumber, rose water and lemon juice pack: One of the best home remedies for removing tan is cucumber and lemon. Lemon gives you skin lightening whereas cucumber and rose water soothes the skin. Mix the three ingrediant together and ...

  • 6 tips to sleep better at night

    Posted on : Monday 9th of May 2016
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    Do you remember that once upon a time you too were the same? Cut to circa 2016, advancement of technology, and a stress life has left you with more of worries and less of sleep. Less sleep leads to bad skin, bad hair, hormonal imbalances and a host of other problems. So, if you have been getting less sleep and thinking ways to get more sound sleep, here are some handy tips which will help you to have a proper and sound sleep. -Turn off the electronic gadgets. One of the main reason that we are awake till late in the night is due to t...

  • Mother's Day special: Top 5 gift ideas for your mommy!

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of May 2016
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    You take your first baby steps into this world by holding your mother's hand. She is your first guide, mentor and a friend—teaching you about the worldly things and what not! This day is dedicated to all the mothers/motherly figure in your life, so as to make them feel special and loved! Today, let's take a look at TOP 5 gift ideas for your mommy this Mother's Day (May 8, Sunday): Shopping spree We are sure, your mom loves to shop for you and your dad, but how about taking her out on a shopping spree where you b...

  • 7 ways to tackle the 'stinky feet' issue this summer

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of May 2016
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    Fed up of stinky feet during summer? Foot powder, lavender oil, anti-perspirant and vinegar can come to your rescue, says an expert. Preeti Seth, wellness expert at Pachouli Spa and Wellness Destination, has shared some simple tips to keep stinky feet at bay: 1. While washing your feet, use an anti-bacterial soap. Dry the feet completely, making sure you dry the area between the toes. Fungi and bacteria can develop between the toes if the area is not dried completely. 2. Put anti-perspirant on your feet before you put on your soc...

  • 10 Tips to rejuvenate your eyes this summer

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of May 2016
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    You might have already started wearing your sunglasses and slathering on sunscreen thanks to the summer heat. In spite of taking all these precautions, there are still high chances that you may end up catching an eye allergy because of the rising temperature. Here are some simple yet effective tips that you can try to rejuvenate your eyes... 1. If you get conjunctivitis, ensure that you consult a doctor and use your eye drops regularly. Maintain hygiene so that it doesn't spread to people around you. Conjunctivitis is highly contagio...

  • What’s your summer beauty remedy?

    Posted on : Friday 6th of May 2016
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    For most working professionals, heading to a salon once every week is next to impossible. At such a time, most women rely on homemade treatments that are not only inexpensive, but also make it easy to care for your skin and hair while sitting at home. We share with you some easy-to-do ones - To get rid of tan Instead of booking yourself for a fruit facial at your local salon, apply a spoon of yoghurt mixed with either honey or lemon squeezed into it to improve your complexion. You should try this therapy at least thrice in a week...

  • Use the benefits of ginger for your skin

    Posted on : Friday 6th of May 2016
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    Don't just relegate ginger to your tea or use it as a spice for certain dishes. This superfood, apart from having a number of health benefits and medicinal properties, is also great for your skin and hair. - Ginger is packed with more than 40 antioxidants that are said to fight the telltale signs of ageing. Not only does ginger help your skin by flushing out toxins, it also encourages blood circulation. Other benefits include reducing the damage that is caused thanks to free radicals and making the skin more taut. - Regularly suf...

  • Your hairstyle choice may increase hair loss risk

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of May 2016
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    Certain hairstyles may make people lose their hair faster, according to a study. It found a strong association between certain scalp-pulling styles and the development of gradual hair loss. A substantial number of women suffer from traction alopecia — gradual hair loss caused by damage to the hair follicle from prolonged or repeated tension on the hair root, making it the most common form of hair loss. "Hair is a cornerstone of self-esteem and identity for many people, but ironically, some hairstyles meant to improve our self-...

  • How to take care of wooden flooring

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of May 2016
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    Floors help to anchor the look of a home. Of the multitude of options available to homeowners, wooden floor's offer timeless elegance like no other. The richness of grain and the healthy sheen of a wooden floor are not the only attributes that appeal to most people; the strength, durability, resilience and the exclusivity it offers are equally tempting. A wooden floor can make a room look bigger and lighter and adds value to your house. They also blend well with any kind of decor. The timeless beauty of wood helps in recapturing minds of...

  • Even listening to FM while driving is dangerous: Study

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of May 2016
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    Listening to traffic reports on the radio could be so dangerous for your driving that you could even miss an elephant standing by the side of the road, warns a study. “Anything that draws our attention away from driving can be problematic, even if it’s auditory like listening to the radio or having a hands-free phone conversation,” said one of the researchers Gillian Murphy of University College Cork in Ireland.  The researcher applied a prominent theory of attention, Perceptual Load Theory, to driving, a task wher...

  • Protect your garden this summer

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of May 2016
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    With temperature soaring up to 45 degree celsius in the city, it is not just us who are facing the heat, but the plants as well. The rising mercury levels, however, have not dampened the enthusiasm of gardening enthusiasts, who are taking care to ensure that their gardens are watered well, albeit, keeping in mind the water shortage in the state. Measure the water session There's a norm that gardens should be watered at least thrice a day in summers, but gardening enthusiasts believe otherwise. A businessman and an ardent gardener...

  • Here’s a vitamin that can slow down ageing: Study

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of May 2016
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    Researchers have discovered that vitamin nicotinamide riboside, which is a source of vitamn B3, has the potential to revitalise certain organs that lose the regenerative capacity with age. By administering nicotinamide riboside (NR) to elderly mice, the researchers restored their organs’ ability to regenerate and prolonged their lives.  The findings, published in the journal Science, have implications for treating a number of degenerative diseases. “This work could have very important implications in the field of reg...

  • 6 things to keep in mind for laser hair reduction

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of May 2016
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    Before investing in permanent hair reduction by opting for laser treatment, ensure that the service is done under the supervision of a certified dermatologist and clarify all aspects of the treatment, says an expert. Sangeeta Velaskar, vice president and head, medical services and R&D, Kaya Limited, shares a checklist on things to keep in mind before indulging in laser hair reduction: 1. While zeroing in on where you would like to get your laser hair reduction, always ensure that the service is done under the supervision of a cer...

  • Home remedies to prevent split ends

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of May 2016
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    If trimming your tresses doesn't seem to lessen the damage split ends do, here are easy remedies you can try to get rid of them... Eggs Beat one egg with almond or olive oil and honey. Apply this mixture like a hair mask and wash off after half an hour. Mayonnaise Wet and towel dry your hair. Apply half a cup of mayo and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Shampoo and rinse. Bananas They are rich in natural oils, potassium, zinc, iron, and vitamins A, C, and E. Once or twice a week, blend together one ripe banana, two ...

  • Natural ingredients that keep your skin clean

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of May 2016
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    Worried about rash and skin problems during this time of the year? Battle them by natural ways or by using light-weight moisturisers and more. Tea tree oil: Apply a mixture of tea tree oil and coconut oil. Reap in its benefits and bid adieu to rash and pimples. Aloe vera gel: Aloe vera is a beneficial curing agent for skin diseases caused by rain. It purifies the blood and has healing and soothing properties. Honey: Make honey a part of your beauty regime to get natural glow. Honey is seen as an ideal natural ingredient to do...

  • How to take care for styled hair

    Posted on : Saturday 30th of April 2016
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    Hair care for styled hair is important because it can get dry and brittle due to all the chemical treatments that you have undertaken. This is why one must follow a strict hair care regime to make sure that your hair stays lustrous. Rebonded hair Hair loss is very common amongst those with rebonded hair. Use a shampoo that is especially designed for straight and rebonded hair. Use a conditioner every time you wash your mane. Conditioning is very important to keep your hair glowing. Apply a leave-in hair serum. Oil your hair a...

  • Make your attire funky with different neck pieces

    Posted on : Friday 29th of April 2016
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    New Delhi: Make your outfit look more trendy and funky by pairing it with an assortment of neck pieces. According to Samarpita Dasgupta, fashion director of fashion social network Roposo, minimalism is the way to go with accessories this summer. Whether you have to go to beach or have to go for an outing with your friends, the neck piece you are going to choose can make or break your look for the day. Here are a few tips and ideas summed up by Dasgupta: * Choker: Keeping it unassuming and edgy with a sleek choker and unadorned sh...

  • 6 face packs to get rid of suntan

    Posted on : Friday 29th of April 2016
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    It's blazing hot in Chennai. Despite the heat we have to step out for work and for other activities. It is natural that our skin would get tanned when exposed to this scorching heat. Apart from applying sunscreen lotion you can also try out these face packs to help remove the tan. City-based skin care expert Vasundhra Ravi gives us six homemade face packs that will keep your skin looking fresh this summer. Barley pack Grind 30 grams of barley with 20 grams of khus khus. Mix this powder with five drops of lemon juice and a few dro...

  • Stay away from these acne triggers

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of April 2016
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    Wondering why that annoying pimple is coming back into your life — after all you aren't a teenager anymore! Experts say that acne is no longer just a teen problem. Thanks to unregulated diets, soaring stress levels and dipping sleep hours, your poor hormones are going crazy and it is all showing up on your face. But the above mentioned reasons are not the only ones when it comes to unwanted pimples. There are other triggers. Here are some tips you need to keep in mind to combat your acne issues... Do not pile on creams Mark...

  • Tips on how a new bride can adjust in family!

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of April 2016
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    New Delhi: From building rapport with each family member to finding a right balance in relationships, it is important for brides-to-be to do their homework well before to adjust in the new family like a pro, says an expert. Meha Bhargava, founder and CEO of image consulting company Styl.Inc, shares tips to help a bride adjust in a new family: * Research well: A girl needs to do her homework well and research on the family members she shall be staying with. Understanding their likes and dislikes to break the ice with them is the key t...

  • Whether you are happy or depressed also depends on your genes

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of April 2016
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    In one of the largest studies on the genes involved in human behaviour, a team of over 190 researchers from 140 institutions in 17 countries has found genetic variants associated with our feelings of well-being, depression and neuroticism. The researchers, however, advise caution when interpreting the results as genetic variants do not determine whether someone develops depressive symptoms, neuroticism or has a poor sense of wellbeing. “In this paper, we applied advanced statistical analyses and meta-analysed or combined, resul...

  • Diabetes can take its toll on your ears too

    Posted on : Monday 25th of April 2016
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    Being one of the cruellest of diseases, diabetes not only shortens life expectancy, but it also seriously compromises quality of life in the process. Now, a review of studies of possible linkages between type 2 diabetes and hearing impairment concluded that there is compelling evidence that diabetes can damage the auditory system, and that clinicians should include hearing testing in managing type 2 diabetes. Researcher Elizabeth Helzner from the SUNY Downstate Medical Center said, "An association between diabetes and hearing im...

  • How to make the most of your holiday with kids

    Posted on : Sunday 24th of April 2016
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    Outings can be stressful if you are travelling with children, as their expectations differ from that of adults. The stress of finding right activities for each age group and food needs leaves you with no time to relax. Here's how you can keep your brood happy while you enjoy your 'me' time... According to Girish Shenoy, a banker and a father of two daughters (aged eight and three), a vacation with kids is a sure way to get post-vacation stress. "You not only blow your budget with extra add-ons, with each kid demanding so...

  • Here’s why men can’t recognise gender of newborn babies

    Posted on : Sunday 24th of April 2016
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    Gender stereotyping in baby boys and girls may start as young as three months and men recognise gender of the new-born babies based on the pitch of their cries, researchers reveal. Adults often wrongly assume babies with higher-pitched cries as females and lower-pitched cries are males. The findings revealed that inspite of no actual difference in pitch between the voices of girls and boys before puberty, the study found that adults make assumptions about the gender of babies based on their cries. “It is intriguing that gen...

  • 5 ways to organise your book shelf

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of April 2016
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    If you're a bookworm and not a particularly organised person, you're sure to have tons of books lying around the house. It is easy to segregate your book collection in an organised and functional manner, this not makes your work easy but also makes your work and space a lot more clear and consistent. Here are a few ways you can organise your book shelf — 1. Categorise it alphabetically: One of the best ways and the most common method of organising your book shelf is by arranging the books according to the alphabets. You can...

  • How to get that perfect smile

    Posted on : Friday 22nd of April 2016
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    Smile can really change your face value in an instant and that is the reason why when you change your smile, your entire personality undergoes a tremendous overhaul. Cosmetic dentist Dr Rajesh Shetty says, "As far as the smile goes, even a small change can make a favourable impact. The way you look can be altered by making subtle to drastic changes just to your teeth." Smile improvement procedures Out of the variety of procedures available today, there are different treatment options that can treat discolouration, chipped t...

  • Choose the right make-up to avoid skin allergies

    Posted on : Friday 22nd of April 2016
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    A lot depends on the kind of make-up that you purchase. Before you begin to shop, make sure you follow these rules... Consider your skin type and complexion: When you go out shopping for a particular product, always remember to buy according to your skin type and tone. Otherwise, you may end up with skin rashes and allergies. You can try out the product at the back of your palm to see if it blends well with your skin. Stick to one particular brand: Often, a brand which you have been using for a period of time will suit you more than ...

  • Sit 71 minutes less in office for a longer life

    Posted on : Thursday 21st of April 2016
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    The results which were followed up for three months showed a reduction of 0.61 percent in body fat in study participants. This was as a result of 71-minute shorter sitting time per day during working hours after one month. "A reduction in sitting time by 71 minutes per day could have positive effect in the long run as this could be associated with reduced risk of heart diseases, diabetes and all-cause mortality, especially among those who are inactive," said professor Janne Tolstrup from National Institute of Public Health,...

  • Night shifts affect women more than men

    Posted on : Thursday 21st of April 2016
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    Sleep is an important part of our biological cycle and disruption to a good night’s sleep, especially after working on night shifts, may affect women’s brains more than men’s, say researchers. The findings revealed that the circadian effects — the 24-hour biological cycle — on brain performance was significantly stronger in women than in men such that women were more cognitively impaired after the end of doing night shifts. “We show for the first time that challenging the circadian clock affects the pe...

  • How to get a fresh look this season

    Posted on : Thursday 21st of April 2016
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    Summer is the season to keep your daily make-up at bay as you have to deal with harsh sun rays and sticky sweat.Managing that fresh and pretty look all summer long is not an easy task. However, here are some make-up tricks to help you breeze through this season... 1 YOUR CLEAN AND PREP SKIN Clean your face by using citrus perfumed non-oil based face wash and cleanser.Moisturising is a key step to have the fresh look because it creates a great base for any makeup. Hydrate by applying moisturiser to your face and neck. Do not forget to...

  • Easy home-made remedies for dry skin!

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of April 2016
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    New Delhi:  Dry skin is the most problematic out of the numerous skin types and needs constant and regular moisturizing. The moisturizers also needs to be oily enough for the dry dkin otherwise it will dry up really soon. Though there are many products available in the market but they are harmful to our skin. So, one should try homemade remedies to treat dry skin as they are readily available, extremely efficient and reusable. Here are some easy homemade remedies for dry skin: Honey Pack Honey is great for dry skin as it...

  • Tips to attract 'good 'energy for your home

    Posted on : Tuesday 19th of April 2016
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    Feng Shui, the exterior surroundings are the most important aspects affecting the chi flowing into your home. Hence, looking at the exterior, environment and the interior of a home will help in ascertaining the flaws and the positive trends the building inherits. Creating balance and harmony through proper arrangement of the interior layout and inviting exterior will ensure that the Feng Shui of the space is beneficial to the occupants in turn giving rise to prosperity and happiness. It's a fact that home is where we spend most o...

  • Ways to hassle-free hair this summer

    Posted on : Tuesday 19th of April 2016
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    Summers are here and how! With the temperatures soaring with every passing day, we need to start taking extra care of your health. While, we all feel that winters are bad for our tresses, summers too are extremely harsh on them. Here are a few simple ways to take care of your crowning glory this season... Wash your hair every alternate day First and most important thing that we need to keep in mind, is that, our hair attracts a lot of dirt, dust and pollution during summers, as we sweat a lot. Sweat makes the hair sticky first, and t...

  • The perfect manicure for short nails

    Posted on : Monday 18th of April 2016
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    Ways to turn stumpy nails into a short but chic manicure worth holding your hand up for. Some nails don't grow as fast or as long as you'd want them to. You can load them with all the nail growth formulas in the world, but they're paper-thin and just curl around your fingertips instead of shooting outwards. Here are some ways of taking care of them. Soften those cuticles Women with short nails often have long nail beds, so there's plenty of surface to paint. Whatever their size, you'll make them look longer if...

  • How to care for your spine at the workplace

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of April 2016
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    Did you know that, world over, back and neck pain is one of the most common reasons cited for sick leaves? Statistics also state that around 50 per cent of the working population suffer from back or neck pain symptoms at least once a year. Most of the time back pain and spinal problems develop due to poor posture and inactivity. Spine specialist Dr Garima Anandani, senior spine consultant Dr Suraj Bafnaa and clinical nutritionist Nupur Krishnan share tips to deal with back pain... Sit with proper back support Doctors say that using c...

  • Shampoo mistakes you are making

    Posted on : Friday 15th of April 2016
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    Shampooing your hair is fairly routine, but you'd be surprised that people make quite a few basic boo-boos in this department. Here are a few shampoo mistakes that you need to avoid committing... Choosing the wrong shampoo You need to use the shampoo that's right for your hair type. Determine what kind of hair you have — dry, oily, brittle, etc., — and consult with a hair stylist or trichologist, if necessary, to figure out what works for you. Also, avoid shampoo-cum-conditioners, because although they may seem li...

  • Lift your brows naturally

    Posted on : Friday 15th of April 2016
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    Forget about expensive and painful ways to get a brow transformation. Here are a few simple ways you can lift them. Eyebrow surgeries have for long been one of the popular plastic surgeries, however, in recent years, cosmetologists and dermatologists believe that instead of going in for invasive therapies, a non-invasive one is perhaps more useful, when it comes to uplifting the brow. Says dermatologist Dr Sudha Joshi, "There are many treatments available to uplift the eyebrow and keep it in proper shape for years. One does not ...

  • How Marriage, Birthplace Help Cancer Patients Live Longer

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of April 2016
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    NEW YORK : Not just marriage, birthplace too affects the outcome in cancer patients, say researchers, adding that married couples with cancer survive more and longer than unmarried cancer-afflicted patients. "Oncologists should be aware that an increase in cancer mortality is a real outcome among unmarried individuals," said lead author Maria Elena Martinez from University of California-San Diego. The results also showed that unmarried patients born outside of the US experienced better survival rates compared to those born ...

  • Top five home-made face packs to fight wrinkles!

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of April 2016
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    New Delhi: With ageing or exposure to ultraviolet rays, wrinkles occur commonly on our face. Though there are many beauty products being sold in the market, many of them have a negative effect on the skin in the long run. So it is best to go for natural remedies for skin to keep it healthy, youthful and glowing. Take a look at some of the homemade face packs for wrinkles: Egg white and lemon juice face pack The protein in egg whites help tighten the skin to improve its elasticity and reduce wrinkles. Take an egg and remove th...

  • How infants' brains decode social behaviour

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of April 2016
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    Infants' brains can understand what they are observing and thus can copy other people's action, finds a new study providing the first evidence that directly links neural responses from the motor system to overt social behaviour in infants. Babies understand what they are observing. There is a direct connection between observing others, understanding what others are doing, and learning how to act -- abilities which are often disrupted in developmental disabilities, including autism, the researchers said. Like adults, infants s...

  • Now, toothpaste that hardens your teeth while you sleep

    Posted on : Tuesday 12th of April 2016
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    What if you could fix your teeth while sleeping? A team of researchers has come up with a new toothpaste ingredient that hardens your teeth while you doze. The new BioMinF toothpaste ingredient, developed by Queen Mary University of London, puts back the lost minerals from tooth enamel and helps prevent decay and treat sensitivity while you sleep and is available online and from specialist dental distributors now. It is expected to be available through high street stores by the end of the year. The ingredient provides a new tooth rep...

  • Simple ways to revamp your home

    Posted on : Monday 11th of April 2016
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    Your home is where you spend a considerable amount of time. Which is why it should not be the cause of your ill-health or stress. Simple changes to your house can make a big difference to your physical, mental, emotional as well as spiritual well-being. Here's what you can do. - Take a good hard look at your house. Does it spell minimalist chic or shabby/ cluttered? Does your maid constantly complain about how difficult it is to clean your house because it is messy and filled with things? Experts say that the more clutter your house ...

  • Simple beauty hacks that will get your skin glowing

    Posted on : Monday 11th of April 2016
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    Batling dodgy, dry and lacklustre skin? Change of season and weather can often result in a change of how your skin behaves. If you have sensitive skin, it can become more unbalanced leaving it blotchy and prone to blemishes. This is a great time to listen to the changing needs of your skin and update your skincare regime. 1. Combat dry skin — exfoliate There's no better way to rid your face of dead skin than to exfoliate it well. Carrying out an extra deep treatment to spring clean your face will instantly improve texture and r...

  • Smartphone usage raises web-dependence anxiety

    Posted on : Sunday 10th of April 2016
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    Smartphones have given us unlimited access to the internet, but have also made us over-dependent on it, to the extent that loss of connection while travelling may lead to irritation and anxiety. According to a new study, a greater dependence on internet leads to the development of web-dependence anxiety. Young people tend to have a greater "smartphone web-dependence", which can significantly increase without reliable and fast access to the internet, says the study. The findings are detailed in the International Journal of I...

  • India Suffers More Asthma Due To Second-Hand Smoking

    Posted on : Saturday 9th of April 2016
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    TORONTO:  Countries with higher male smoking rates such as India and Bangladesh can push up asthma and wheezing cases as a result of more exposure to second-hand smoke. This is what Jayadeep Patra, an epidemiologist at the Centre for Global Health Research at St Michael's Hospital in Toronto, says. "In recent years, the rising health and economic burden of non-infectious respiratory diseases such as asthma have presented a significant challenge to public health," said Patra. "Respiratory illnesses are comp...

  • Oily Fish In Pregnancy May Cut Asthma Risk In Kids

    Posted on : Saturday 9th of April 2016
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    LONDON:  Consumption of oily fish like salmon while pregnant may reduce the risk of babies developing respiratory diseases like asthma, finds a new study. The early results of the study showed that at six months of age there was no difference in allergy rate between the children whose mothers ate salmon and those who did not. However, at age of two and half years, children whose mothers ate salmon while pregnant were less likely to have asthma. "Our findings indicate that early nutrition interventions, even during pregn...

  • How to fake clean your home in a jiffy

    Posted on : Saturday 9th of April 2016
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    For parents of tiny tots, a clean home is a myth. With toys and crayons scattered across the living room and food particles miraculously finding their way on the wall next to the showcase, it's not really a pleasant sight for the guests. If you genuinely don't have time on hand, a quick sweep and these clever hacks can help you save face in front of guests. Living Room This is where you will welcome your guests. So, pay extra attention to this space. 1. First things first. Remove the clutter from the floor and tables. Thi...

  • 7 air-purifying houseplants to get you through summer

    Posted on : Friday 8th of April 2016
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    Potted plants always provide the much-needed relief of freshness in the air, particularly in the stagnant indoor environs of homes and offices. Such spaces are prone to allowing pollutants to settle in large amounts and for a longer period of time than we can imagine. Impurities pollute the air we breathe and cause health hazards. Houseplants can come in handy to keep the air clean, specially during the summer season. We pick a few for you that are easy to maintain and can add charm to your living and working space... Peace Lily Easy to ...

  • Tips for soft and luscious pink lips

    Posted on : Friday 8th of April 2016
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    Scrub your lips: Exfoliating your lips is an absolute must. Use a mixture of one tablespoon each of honey and baking soda. Leave the mixture on your lips for 10 minutes before washing it off with warm water. Use a lip pack: Take one tablespoon of sugar and mix it with half a tablespoon of water. Gently scrub your lips with this mix to remove dead cells and then leave it on for five minutes to brighten the natural colour of your lips. Lip toner: Use lemon juice for this. Take five drops of lemon juice and mix it with one drop of glyce...

  • Grape face packs for better skin

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of April 2016
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    Pick grapes from the fruit basket not to gobble it down, but to make face packs. Unlike the usual make use of the fruit to make your own beauty regime. Grapes-mint face pack To make the mask mash grape, add 1 tbsp of mint paste and 1 tbsp lemon juice to it. Mix it well and apply the pack on your face and leave it for 10 minutes. Then rinse it off using water, now mix ice with rose water and apply on your face. This pack will reduce the oiliness of the skin. Grapes-carrot face pack Blend the grapes until it is reduced ...

  • Women who date smart, intelligent men are likely to hate maths

    Posted on : Wednesday 6th of April 2016
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    All women please take note! If you hate maths and science, look if you have an intelligent and smart partner as there may be a link between the two, finds an interesting study. The women who were part of the research performed worse in a maths test and tended to show less identification with math and less interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. “What we found is that not all women reacted equally to these romantic goal primes,” said lead study author Lora Park from the University at Buffalo in the US...

  • How to prevent hair loss

    Posted on : Wednesday 6th of April 2016
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    You might be taking extensive care of your skin, but if your hair doesn't complement your skin, then chances are you are neglecting something you shouldn't. In some cases, increased negligence towards hair leads to hair loss/hair thinning and if you have noticed considerable hair fall, then it's time to pull up your socks and look around the kitchen cupboard for home remedies which will help you in getting your old thick mane back. Mix up all the oils With daily shampooing and exposure to pollution, the hair often become ...

  • 7 deadly skin sins

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of April 2016
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    How you age is not just a matter of your genes. Your skin is pretty much a reflection of your lifestyle, which, in turn, is all about how you eat, drink and live. If you are moaning and groaning over why your skin is suddenly looking dull, lifeless, tired or just old, check if you haven't committed one or more of the seven deadly skin sins. 1. Dehydration Are you getting enough water? Dehydration could be the reason why you look older than you are, and wrinkled. Lack of this wonderfully-replenishing lifesaver dries out your skin ...

  • Drinking coffee may cut colorectal cancer risk

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of April 2016
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    Coffee lovers, rejoice! Drinking coffee, including decaf, instant and black, may decrease the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new study which found that the benefits increase with more consumption. Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) examined over 5,100 men and women who had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer within the past six months, along with an additional 4,000 men and women with no history of colorectal cancer to serve as a control group. Participants reported their daily consumption of boiled (es...

  • Excess Weight Can Increase Odds Of Asthma In Women, Says Study

    Posted on : Monday 4th of April 2016
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    NEW YORK:  Obesity and a common endocrine system disorder among women of reproductive age - polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) - are independently linked with asthma, says a study. Women with PCOS may have enlarged ovaries and the disorder is associated with problems such as irregular menstrual cycles, excessive hair growth, acne, obesity, reduced fertility and increased risk of diabetes. "A greater proportion of women with polycystic ovary syndrome report asthma, and the results of this study suggest that asthma is associate...

  • One-Fifth Of Global Population Will Be Obese By 2025

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of April 2016
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    LONDON:  A study published on Friday by British medical journal The Lancet has revealed that in 2025 a fifth of the world population will be obese if the rate of overweight people continues to increase at the current rate. The study, which analyses trends in the global and regional level of the Body Mass Index (BMI) in adults over 18 years between 1975 and 2014, concluded that between these two years the number of obese people has increased from 105 million to 641 million worldwide, Efe news agency reported. Specifically, the pr...

  • How to keep your face free of pimples

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of April 2016
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    Summer is the time when people experience pimples on their face, back and chest. According to doctors, this is due of excessive sweating during the warmer months. Skin specialist Dr Nikhil Biswas says, "If you do not keep your skin clean during summer, it can not only lead to rashes but also cause acne, which can sometimes be persistent and can leave marks on your face." Here are a few simple ways to keep your facial skin clean during these few months - ) Drink lots of water so that your system is hydrated and the toxins fr...

  • Tips for healthy hair

    Posted on : Friday 1st of April 2016
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    Growing your hair long and getting fancy hairdos is not as easy as it sounds. There are a lot things to keep in mind as you look after you tresses. Here are a few tips... 1. Comb your hair gently after you are done conditioning it. It's easier to untangle the hair, but you have to be cautious at the same time. This is when a broad toothed comb will help. 2. Make sure you trim you hair once in 45 days to avoid split ends that damage the hair. This will also help your hair grow healthy. 3. Condition the ends well and stick to w...

  • Lemon homemade beauty products

    Posted on : Friday 1st of April 2016
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    Lemon not only adds that twist to your food, but also has an array of uses. Beauty products may be one of the areas where it is widely used. Here a few homemade lemon beauty product recipes... Lemon face mask This mask works best on pigmented skin and skin with uneven skin tone. Application of lemon mask also reduces dark circles. How to make the mask Take one tablespoon of lemon juice and combine it with one tablespoon of almond oil. Use cotton to apply it on your problem area and massage it with your fingertips in the u...

  • Drinking High Carbohydrate Shakes Can Hamper Heart Function

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of March 2016
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    NEW YORK:  Drinking a high carbohydrate shake can have an acute and detrimental effect on heart function, scientists, including an Indian-origin researcher, have found. Researchers studied 33 individuals who were given an acute carbohydrate load in the form of a shake. They studied their blood levels for six hours looking for things like whether this acute metabolic challenge could alter the heart's production of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP). ANP is a hormone that helps the body get rid of excess salt and reduces blo...

  • Maintaining your skin's health this season

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of March 2016
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    During summer the sun is very intense and can seriously damage the skin. A lot of care has to be taken to protect not only the facial skin but also the skin on the body, hair & nails. Hygiene is very important during summer. Have a shower atleast two to three times a day. Use an antifungal powder in the folds of your skin eg. armpits, neck, groin, under the breasts (in woman) and webs of the toes especially if you are wearing closed shoes. Try and wear open sandals to air the feet. The bacteria tends to breed more during the ...

  • Negative feedback may trigger immoral behaviour among workers

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of March 2016
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    New York: Do you have a workplace atmosphere sans motivation and constant cribbing from your boss about performance? The negative feedback from seniors may lead to endorsement of immoral behaviour in employees, warns a study. "Strongly held professional goals, when combined with public criticism of our potential in that field, can have unintended effects on ethical behaviour for some," said lead researcher Ana Gantman from New York University. For the study, researchers conducted three experiments with students intending to...

  • Ways to pamper yourself

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of March 2016
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    Sometimes you have to pamper yourself; especially when you are in a rut, bored, stressed and feeling low. Gifting yourself a beauty treatment will lift your mood instantly and make you feel special. Says beauty expert Amyn Manji, "There's nothing more soothing to the senses than going for a facial or a hair makeover." Go for a hot oil hair massage: The perfect way to release stress, hot-oil treatment works wonders for your hair as well. A weekly hot-oil therapy reduces hair loss and dandruff also. Swedish massage: ...

  • Home remedies to clean your jewellery

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of March 2016
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    Don't let your jewellery pieces lacklustre. Now give these pieces a fresh lease of life with these simple remedies. Diamonds and gold Mix a dishwasher gel in water in a bowl and heat it for some time. In a lukewarm solution, put your diamonds into it and then you shall visibly notice the dirt settling in the bottom. Your diamonds will shine the way you had bought them. One can rub toothpaste on the gold jewellery with old toothbrush and then rinse gently. Silver Mix water with baking soda and make a paste. ...

  • Breastfeeding, Vaccinations Cut Ear Infections In Babies: Study

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of March 2016
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    NEW YORK:  Higher rates of breastfeeding, use of vaccinations and lower rates of smoking by mothers have reduced the rates of ear infections during the first year of a baby, finds a new study. "Prolonged breastfeeding was associated with significant reductions in both colds and ear infections, which is a common complication of the cold," said lead researcher Tasnee Chonmaitree, professor at University of Texas in US. "It is likely that medical interventions in the past few decades, such as the use of pneumonia and...

  • Benefits of tulsi

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of March 2016
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    Tulsi, which is an integral part of the Indian household, is not only considered holy but is also known to have many medicinal benefits, too. Here's taking a look at some of them... Cures fever With its anti-bacterial and antibiotic properties, it cures common infections, including fever. Boil a few leaves of tulsi along with powdered cardamom in half litre water and let it reduce to half in quantity. Mix this decoction with sugar and milk and have a sip of it once in every two to three hours. Good for diabetes With antio...

  • How to make homemade makeup remover

    Posted on : Monday 28th of March 2016
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    Here are some chemical-free makeup remover options that you can make with ingredients straight from your kitchen. Honey and baking soda - Place a spoonful of organic honey on a clean washcloth and sprinkle a few grains of baking soda on it. Olive oil - This is especially great for people with sensitive or dry skin. Olive oil's healing properties are also great for any irritation makeup may have caused the skin. You could also apply castor or jojoba oil. Milk - Just dip a cotton ball into raw milk and wipe off your makeup. Was...

  • Easy Hacks To Keep Smelly Underarms At Bay

    Posted on : Monday 28th of March 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  Do you always remain conscious of smelly underarms in the summer season? Remain fresh and fragrant with easy hacks. While the primary treatment for underarm odour is keeping the area dry and controlling the bacteria generated, traditional homemade remedies are very effective for it, suggests Divya Ohri, beauty expert and owner, Soham Wellness Clinic. Here are some tips: General cleanliness and hygiene: Maintaining general cleanliness and hygiene, like bathing twice a day during summers cleans the bacteria off the...

  • Heart Attack Patients Getting Younger, More Obese: Study

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of March 2016
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    WASHINGTON:  Patients suffering the most severe type of heart attack have become younger, obese and more likely to have preventable risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes, researchers including one of Indian-origin have found. The study analysed heart disease risk factors among more than 3,900 patients who were treated for ST-elevation myocardial infarction, or ST segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) - the most severe and deadly type of heart attack - at Cleveland Clinic in the US between 1995 and ...

  • Here are a few skin tips for the summer

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of March 2016
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    Dry skin, wrinkles, patches and pigmentation are common problems that most girls face because of the scorching heat. Here are a few tips to take care of your skin this summer... You need to get rid of the dead skin. Use toners and moisturisers to exfoliate. Boost your skin with an intensive face mask. Repeat this once or twice a week. If you are stuck outdoors for a long time, use cooling gels and balms. Don't just apply sunscreen once a day .Make sure you reapply from time to time. A tan might sound cool but that shows s...

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