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Regular exercise ‘best for mental health’

Regular physical activity lasting 45 minutes three to five times a week can reduce poor mental health – but doing more than that is not always beneficial, a large US study suggests. A total of 1.2 million people reported their activity levels for a month and rated their mental wellbeing.   People who exercised had 1.5 fewer “bad days” a ...

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Syria’s first lady Asma al-Assad treated for breast cancer

The wife of the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, has been diagnosed with breast cancer.   Officials confirmed on Wednesday that Asma al-Assad was receiving treatment for an early-stage malignant tumour.  Born and raised in London, the Syrian first lady has been a highly controversial figure.   She was one of twelve people placed under EU sanctions in 2012 over the ...

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Conceptual jewellery gets a versatile touch

As times change, people’s preferences accordingly grow and evolve. Individuality remains a strong priority with people now valuing versatility and diversity in all the aspects of their lives including conceptual jewellery so make sure you are following the right trend. Experts have listed some options to add versatility in your conceptual jewellery.   * Some of the everyday concept jewellery ...

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Rabindranath’s 77th death anniversary being observed

The Bard of Bengal Rabindranath Tagore. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Aug 6 : The 77th death anniversary of the Bard of Bengal Rabindranath Tagore is being observed  on Monday. Different organisations are holding many programmes while television channels are airing special productions based on Rabindranath Tagore’s works. Bangla Academy will hold a solo lecture and a cultural function at Abdul Karim ...

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Drink coffee for better and efficient team work

Finding it hard to make your team together? A cup of coffee may work as magic and help people remain more alert as well as work together as a team, say researchers including one of an Indian-origin.   According to the research, people who drank coffee beforehand gave more positive reviews for their group’s performance on a task and their ...

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World Friendship Day 2018: 10 best quotes, messages on friendship

The World Friendship Day has come to be celebrated in a big way in India. The noble idea of honoring friends and friendship has really caught on in India and one can see the day being enthusiastically celebrated by the youth, especially students. Surprise a long lost friend with a sweet gesture — a greeting card, a handwritten letter or ...

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Spoil your best friend with quirky gift options

There are friends and then, there are best friends Such friends are hard to come by, and If you have found one, then let them know how much you care for them by pampering them with all that they deserve. This friendship day, move over those cliche chocolates and Instagram posts and treat them with something more special.   Saket ...

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Common workout mistakes to be avoided

If done correctly, exercises can improve your physique, body movement, joint strength and much more. But people tend to make minor mistakes in their body posture while working out which can even cause harm to health, say experts. Experts have pointed out some of the mistakes:   * Letting your knees cave in: This can cause knee injury due to ...

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Education can boost men’s chances of online dating

Hard to find a partner online? Rev up your education levels, as women are more likely to prefer educated partners while dating online, a study of online dating behaviour of over 40,000 people has found. The findings showed that women in the reproductive age or under 40 are more picky about the education level of men they prefer and seek ...

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Why many women avoid the spotlight at work

While women understand the importance of being visible at their workplace for the advancement of their career, many deliberately avoid the spotlight so that they can avoid backlash and balance work with family responsibilities, says a study. The study by Stanford University researchers found that women adjusting to evolving family needs often determined that embracing a behind-the-scenes approach allowed them ...

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