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Research shows eating yogurt may help ease symptoms of depression

    Eating yogurt rich in lactobacillus — a probiotic bacteria — may help alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety, a finding that could lead to new strategies for treating psychiatric conditions, researchers have found.   Depression is a huge problem and the treatments are not very good, because they come with huge side effects.   “The study will help ...

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Teens should sleep timely to boost brain function

  9th March, 2017   Lack of sleep and late bedtimes can reduce the volume of gray matter in the brains of teenagers, claims a recent French study, published in the journal Scientific Reports.   Poor sleep habits in teenagers are associated with modifications in the anatomy of the maturing adolescent brain, according to researchers at the French National Institute ...

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places to visit in snow or ski in summer

  Not everyone’s definition of a winter getaway involves beach, sand or surf. For snow bunnies who love a good old-fashioned wintry wonderland getaway, Booking.com has compiled a list of the best last-minute destinations for rolling around in the snow, donning ski or skate, and sipping on a mug of marshmallow-topped hot chocolate in your cosiest wool sweater. Here are ...

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Easy ways to create a garden at home

 27th February, 2017   Not everyone is 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, has ...

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Kate Middleton uses a jar of Nutella as part of her skincare routine

    Kate Middleton’s hair – we’ve all Googled it, because it’s luscious and amazing and why doesn’t our hair look like that?   We may happen to know who her personal hair stylist is, but that’s old news. What we’re obsessed with now is the secret to her royally glowing skin.   Like most out-of-our-league celeb beauty regimes, we ...

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Afghan girls fight prejudice with martial arts

On a snowy mountaintop to the west of Kabul, a group of Afghan girls practice the flowing movements of Wushu, a sport developed from ancient Chinese kung fu martial arts, stretching and bending and slashing the air with bright swords. In a country where women’s sport is severely restricted, the Shaolin Wushu club in a part of Kabul that is ...

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Kim Kardashian makes long-awaited return to social media

Kim Kardashian has made her long-awaited return to social media, three months after going silent in the wake of being held up and robbed of millions of dollars in jewelry at a Paris hotel. Kardashian posted a picture of her with husband Kanye West and their two children on Instagram on Tuesday and captioned the photo, “family.” It was her ...

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What’s in a bloom?

This city is a concrete jungle—is a statement we have all said or heard at some point, lamenting the utter lack of the soothing foliage in Dhaka. But even in this jungle, home is where we yearn to go, despite the boxed apartments and their caged grilled verandas. A bit of respite to our own lives, and senses, is brought ...

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All-female Afghan orchestra puts women’s rights at Davos center stage

Global leaders who attend the annual World Economic Forum in Davos are used to discussing women’s rights on panels. On Thursday they got a chance to hear an all-female Afghan orchestra that has overcome Islamist death threats on its way to its first international performance in the elite ski resort. Thirty young women, each wearing a matching bright red hijab, ...

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