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Afternoon naps can boost kid’s happiness, IQ: Study

An afternoon nap can boost happiness as well as improve behaviour and academic performance of children, a study has found. Researchers from and the University of California (UC) Irvine in the US conducted a study of nearly 3,000 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders aged 10-12.The study, published in the journal SLEEP, showed a connection between midday napping and greater happiness, ...

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‘People think their perfect partner will fall from the sky’

Movies and daily soaps have always been a part of our lives. From action to fiction, we have always been influenced by reel life characters. And unarguably, many take cues from romantic films and soaps. Psychosocial analyst, Dr Aman Bhonsle, says, “We have a stake in the fantasy world of films and soaps, where we participate in happy ceremonies, perfect ...

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Look gorgeous with smoky eye makeup at any age

Makeup, if skillfully applied, can be a great way to feel and look more beautiful and younger. It is an art to give a softening and glowing effect on the face. Talented artists can skillfully make you look better through makeup – without it looking contrived or comical. If you don’t want to wear a lot, just play up with ...

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Weak body strength associated with anxiety

Weak upper and lower body fitness can cause serious depression and anxiety in midlife women, a recent study suggests. Although several studies have previously linked depression in midlife women with self-reported low physical activity, this new study evaluates objective measures of physical performance in relation to depression and anxiety in premenopausal, perimenopausal, and postmenopausal women. This latest study of more than 1,100 women aged ...

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Up to 25 cups of coffee a day safe for heart health, study finds

High consumption of coffee no worse for arteries than drinking less than a cup a day Coffee lovers who drink up to 25 cups a day can rest assured the drink is not bad for their heart, scientists say, reports The Guardian. Some previous studies have suggested that coffee stiffens arteries, putting pressure on the heart and increasing the likelihood of a ...

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How to reduce tan using floral face masks

The scorching sun and soaring temperature are absolute evils to skin care. Harsh sun rays penetrate to the layers of the skin thus causing pigmentation and red patches. Is your skin overexposed to the sun? It can cause uneven, pale complexion and rapidly affect areas like nose, forehead, hands and even overlooked areas like lips and ears. Apart from synthetic ...

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Back with a bang

For those who have been to Holy Crab Bangladesh and were disappointed at their disappearance, have no fear because they reopened under the name ‘The Smokes Bangladesh’. I had been a fan of their chicken wings and shrimps and was really excited to try them again here. However, the ribs and brisket had outshone the prawns this time. We ordered ...

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Eid Morning make-up: Light but right

The holy month of Ramadan has a spiritual meaning to our lives. We try to prohibit ourselves from all the wrongdoings and excesses of human nature and express our gratitude to the Almighty by offering prayer five times a day. After a long day of restraint, it is just so peaceful to break the fast with our beloved families at ...

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Miss India contest: Why do all the finalists ‘look the same’?

It is the contest that kick-started Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra’s career, so it is unsurprising that this year’s Miss India finalists have such wide smiles in their publicity shots. After all, this is a competition with the power to change lives. But instead of being able to enjoy their success, they have found themselves at the centre of a storm ...

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What’s hot in ice cream? A scoop on new flavours

From the humble vanilla and mango flavours, ice creams today have moved to more experimental tastes such as avocado, pumpkin spice, pani puri and more. A universal favourite, chefs believe it is easier to mix and match flavours when it comes to ice creams. There are a number of unique — and sometimes weird — flavours that are making the ...

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