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Sunscreen use could lead to better blood vessel health, study suggests

Sunscreen protects the skin’s blood vessel function from harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure by protecting dilation of the blood vessels. Perspiration on the skin may also provide protection to the skin’s blood vessels from sun damage, a recent study has suggested. UVR from the sun has been well-documented as a contributing factor to skin cancer and premature skin aging. UVR ...

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Not eating enough fruit and grains is worse than too much meat

Don’t feel bad about your $12 avocado toast. Have it on whole grain with a side of fruit, and consider your life lengthened. When governments urge you to regulate your diet, they usually focus on limiting the intake of unhealthy foods, such as processed meat, sugar and trans fat. Less emphasis is placed on encouraging people to eat more of ...

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Exploring the new-age sari

When actor Deepika Padukone wore a red dupatta with the Sanskrit quote ‘Sada Saubhagyavati Bhava’ embroidered in gold at her wedding ceremony last year, a fashionable love affair between traditional canvas and typography was kindled. And it has been a whirlwind romance ever since. From Nita Ambani’s ‘Shubharambh’ (translating to ‘a good beginning’) embroidered lehenga choli by Sabyasachi to Sonam ...

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Make facial clean-up a part of your weekly skin care routine

Everyone desires beautiful skin. For that one has to put the extra effort taking out some time from day-to-day chaos and to-do-lists, right? Most skin types need a regular face clean up for that healthy radiant look. Make sure you follow the age old principle of cleaning. No matter the season, deep cleansing is essential for beautiful skin. Here is ...

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The diets cutting one in five lives short every year

The food we eat is putting 11 million of us into an early grave each year, an influential study shows. The analysis, in the Lancet, found that our daily diet is a bigger killer than smoking and is now involved in one in five deaths around the world.  Salt – whether in bread, soy sauce or processed meals – shortened the highest number of ...

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Game of Thrones makeup collections inspired by TV and film

On-screen characters are the hottest new beauty influencers, if the recent spate of buzzworthy film and television-inspired makeup collaborations is anything to go by. As it is, both Sephora and Colourpop has recently released their own extra-special themed makeup. But there’s more. Here are three other beauty collections you won’t want to miss.   Urban Decay After weeks of teasing, ...

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Healthwise: Summer allergies are up, so are food sensitivities

Nasal allergies and asthma mark the beginning of summer in many parts of India and, along with indoor pollutants like dust mites and mould, trigger annoying bouts of sneezing, sniffling, runny nose, watery and itchy eyes, and a persistent dry, itchy throat and hacking cough that varies in intensity from one day to the next, depending on the level of ...

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A Low-Key Fine Dining Experience At S’mores Dhanmondi

The Rangs Fortune Square building has become quite the hot spot in Dhaka over the last few months. From hosting the second branch of last year’s hit, Yum Cha District to accommodating the crazy line of Dominos, Rangs at Dhanmondi Road 2 has become “the place” serving your caffeine, dumpling craving and more. The S’mores Café & Restaurant is such ...

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5 braids to up your style quotient

A woman’s hairstyle is the first most noticeable part of her personality. A good hairstyle enhances her beauty and appearance, a bad one ruins them. Your hairstyle sets the tone for entire look and definitely adds to your natural splendour. If your dress is impressive but your hairstyle does not match it, you come off as a person with a ...

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How to make perfect dosa at home

Naan, lachcha parathha, poori, tandoori roti and missi roti are delicious, but these North Indian staples are just a fraction of country’s diverse culinary offerings. To get a more complete picture, you also need to head South. South Indian cuisine is vastly different, containing rice, lentils, coconut and vegetables in a big way. Originated in Udupi, dosa and idli rule ...

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