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Malaika Arora’s 10 fitness commandments

01 Food for thought Anybody who knows me, knows that I don’t propagate fad diets. I’m clear about one thing —people must eat healthy meals, and exercise. You’ll never see me on a crash diet, or following trends merely because they are popular in the West. You’ll keep hearing developments that talk about the [ill-effects of] rice, or the benefits ...

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5 effective ways to remove unwanted facial hair

Hair is an important insulator of our body and therefore plays an essential role in protecting our skin from external factors like climate change and bacterial attack. But the hair growth on the visible areas of our bodies lowers down our confidence and spoils our facial beauty.   According to dermatologists, the unwanted facial hair grows because of hormonal imbalance ...

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Few healthy low-cal fasting foods to drop weight during Navratri

Fasting in Navratris is an age-old tradition that is followed by Hindus religiously. You must have seen your elders observing this fast with full devotion. The eight or nine-day fasting is the most special feature of this festivity. Navratra or Navratri signifies nine sacred nights dedicated to nine incarnations of Maa Durga. Fasting that means abstinence from normal food is ...

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Sleep for 8 hours every night to boost brain health

It’s time to keep track of your sleeping hours because according to a recent study, people who sleep for 7 to 8 hours per night performed better cognitively than those who slept less, or more than this amount. As part of the study, more than 40,000 people from around the world participated in online scientific investigation, which includes an in-depth ...

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Priyanka Chopra heads for London to shoot The Sky Is Pink

New Delhi: Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has been shooting for Shonali Bose’s ‘The Sky Is Pink’ has reportedly left for London to kick off the next schedule of the film. The actress was on Sunday clicked by the shutterbugs at the Mumbai airport, reports Zee News. Firstpost quoted a source, close to the development, saying that after completing the first ...

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Brighten up your interiors with pastels

Pastel colours exhibit the characteristics of art pastels and hence the name. These shades reflect a lot of light, so using them could brighten up a space. Abraham Santosh, Head Designer at Elegancia and Aparajita Ghosh, Design Director at Vaya Home share some tips on how to use use pastel colours inside a house to have a subtle impact.   ...

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World Smile Day: 5 mood-boosting foods to make you smile

You may think a slice of pizza or a bowl of chips will cheer you up. But the truth is that if you’re looking for more sustainable boosts to your emotional well-being, there are better ways to eat yourself happy. There are food items that have been clinically proven to fight depression, lift energy, ease anxiety and generally make you ...

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How cataract surgery can reduce risk of bone loss and fracture

Older adults with cataracts are more likely to be at risk of developing osteoporosis and bone fractures, a study suggests. The findings, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, revealed that the diagnosis of cataracts was associated with a 29% increased risk of developing osteoporosis or fracture, reports Hindustan Times. In analyses for each individual event, the diagnosis ...

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Cervical cancer: Australia ‘to be first to eliminate disease’

Australia will become the first country to effectively eliminate cervical cancer if vaccination and screening rates are maintained, researchers say. The disease could be eradicated as a public health issue nationally within 20 years, according to new modelling.   It is predicted to be classified as a “rare cancer” in Australia by 2022, when it should drop to less than ...

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