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How food ads intensify unhealthy cravings

The backgrounds and situations portrayed in a food advertisement influence consumers to buy unhealthy foods and could be a reason why people around the world are increasingly prone to overeating and excessive weight gain, researchers say.   The study showed that certain types of advertisements make holistic thinkers more prone to unhealthy food cravings.   Holistic thinkers tend to believe ...

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Beauty rituals to follow during monsoon

During monsoon, do not stop taking care of your skin thinking that the blazing sun would not harm your skin anymore. Use a soap-free cleanser, exfoliate regularly and do not skip the toner, say experts. Experts  have listed the must-follow steps for the rainy season:   * Limit washing your face 2-3 times a day with a soap-free cleanser. This ...

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Beauty rituals to follow during monsoon

During monsoon, do not stop taking care of your skin thinking that the blazing sun would not harm your skin anymore. Use a soap-free cleanser, exfoliate regularly and do not skip the toner, say experts. Shankar Prasad, founder at Plum; Chytra V Anand, Cosmetic Dermatologist and founder of Kosmoderma Skin and Hair Clinic, and Cyril Feuillebois, director of Kronokare, have ...

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India WhatsApp ‘child kidnap’ rumours claim two more victims

Indian police have arrested 16 people after two men became the latest victims of hysteria over WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers.   The men had stopped to ask directions in north-eastern Assam state when they were beaten to death by a large mob.  Rumours of child kidnappings are spreading across India over WhatsApp, and have already led to the deaths ...

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Be a head-turner this Eid

With Eid around the corner and festive shopping on the go, how about splurging on some fashion trends to make a style statement?   Vaibhav Tyagi, Co-Founder, ShipJewel.com has some tips to share:  Earnings: Modish look trendy danglers beautifully crafted in gold and diamonds is what is the latest trend. The collection of danglers can go in three shades of ...

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Say no to pre-vacation packing stress

Packing for summer holidays along with beauty and make-up essentials could be a task in itself. While it is crucial to pack right, one can’t afford to miss make-up essentials for morning to evening looks, say experts. Experts have listed the products that are a must-have for summer travels.   * Camouflage concealer: Designed to conceal skin’s irregularities and imperfections ...

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Coral, plum, red: Must-have lip shades

With a plethora of lip shades available in the market, there are a few hues like coral, red and purple that should definitely find a place in your beauty bag. Experts have listed a few shades that you must have:   * Nude: With a range of nude shades available in the market, choose the right shade for your skin ...

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Move to drop Miss America swimsuit round inspiring: Empress Universe founder

Today, the beauty pageant has become a competition based solely on physical attributes ignoring essentials including talent, personality and question and answers portions. Recently it has been declared that Miss America pageant would scrap swimsuits rounds and be more inclusive to women of all sizes. They will no longer judge candidates on their physical appearance rather will focus on the ...

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How to have eco-friendly wedding

Getting married? Do your bit in saving the environment by using eco-friendly decor items, wedding garlands made from recycled paper, gifting potted saplings to guests and switching to digital invites, experts suggest. Experts have given a few inputs:   * Instead of using floral wedding garlands, go for those made with organic or recycled paper flowers.   * Request your ...

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Beware against fraud beauty pageants

Beauty pageants may lure your mind if you want a career as a model, but beware against fraudulent organisers by watching out for its affiliations, social media presence and do thorough referral checks, suggest experts. Experts said the following could be kept in mind before participating in a beauty contest:   * The parent company and the brand name   ...

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