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How good gut health can lead to glowing skin

It’s easy to forget that your skin is a vital functioning organ. With an average surface area of more than 21 square feet and 6 per cent to 10 per cent of your body weight, it’s actually the largest organ. Skin conditions like acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis are typically symptoms of something else in the body, especially your ...

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Falklands banking on penguins to draw tourists

Waddling up the beach in single file, their heads held high with an almost self-important demeanor, king penguins are a major draw in the Falkland Islands’ tourism industry. Their fluffy brown chicks are nearly fearless of humans, meaning tourists at Volunteer Point, a peninsula on East Falkland Island, might get almost close enough to touch one. “We’re the furthest location ...

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Good looks, good grades: ‘Attractive’ kids do better in school

Did well in school? Being good-looking might have helped. A new study by three academic researchers found that a person whose looks are a standard deviation above the mean stayed in school 0.4 years longer than peers with looks deemed to be more average. Reading and arithmetic scores also tended to be higher for those with “better” looks. Researchers controlled ...

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Bhawaiya Fest held on folk maestro Abbasuddin’s 118th birth anniversary

Dhaka, Oct 27 : The 10th edition of Bhawaiya Fest was held on Sunday evening at Shilpakala Academy, marking the 118th birth anniversary of Abbasuddin Ahmed, known as the ‘Bhawaiya King’. Bhawaiya Angan, a research and performance institution dedicated to nurturing Bhawaiya song, arranged the programme hosted by its Chairperson Salma Mostafiz. Guests at the event included Md Enamul Haque ...

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Curtain falls on Heritage Handloom Festival

Dhaka, Oct 27 : Entrepreneurs and designers from across the country showcased traditional and heritage products at the four-day ‘Heritage Handloom Festival-2019’ that ended here on Saturday. The festival organised by SME Foundation and Association of Fashion Designers of Bangladesh (AFDB) with support from the Cultural Affairs Ministry began at Gardenia Grand Hall of Gulshan-2 on Wednesday to promote local ...

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India yoga: Inspirational teacher V Nanammal dies at 99

India’s oldest exponent and teacher of yoga, V Nanammal, has died at her home near Coimbatore, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. She was 99 and still teaching a hundred students a day until a few months ago. Born into an agricultural family, she was taught yoga by her father, reports BBC.She went on to master more than 50 ...

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Three things to know about Leonardo da Vinci

Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, one of the world’s best-known polymaths, was also an enigmatic genius whose private life was as mysterious as the smile of his most famous subject. Here are three things to know about the quintessential Renaissance Man, who died 500 years ago, reports AFP.Born out of wedlock to a well-to-do notary and a peasant woman, Leonardo ...

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Wild fevervine herb discovered in N. China

Chinese fevervine. Photo: Collected Shijiazhuang, Oct 25 : A survey group has found a large cluster of wild Paederia scandens (Chinese fevervine) in north China’s Hebei Province during a field investigation for the fourth national survey on Chinese materia medica resources. The wild fevervine community, concentrating with a belt shape in Guxin Township of Shexian County, spans 1 km with ...

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Sea urchin explosion off California, Oregon decimates kelp

Photo: In Oct. 16, 2019 photo, a purple sea urchin sits in a touch tank at the Marine Hatfield Science Center in Newport, Ore. Newport, Oct 24 : Tens of millions of voracious purple sea urchins that have already chomped their way through towering underwater kelp forests in California are spreading north to Oregon, sending the delicate marine ecosystem off ...

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Brown eggs vs white eggs: What’s the difference?

When it comes to food, the golden rule is that brown is better. Brown bread, wheat pasta, whole wheat crackers, brown sugar – they’re all considerably healthier than their white counterparts. But, what about brown eggs? Does the colour of it’s skin, in this case shell, make it healthier than white eggs? Or just like in the case of people, ...

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