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Social withdrawal may improve your creativity

Everyone needs an occasional break from the social ramble and sometimes unsociability may help boost your creativity, a study has found. “We have to understand why someone is withdrawing to understand the associated risks and benefits,” said lead author of the study Julie Bowker, from the University at Buffalo in the US. According to the study published in the journal ...

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Trying Pilates at home? Follow basics first

If you are a fitness addict and struggling to go to the gym every day, try Pilates at home. But first get some basics right. Divangana Chawla, Physiotherapist at Prohealth Asia Physiotherapy and Rehab Centre, and Shriya Das, Pilates trainer from The Pilate Studio, dole out tips to get your Pilates right at home. * Fundamentals of Pilates: Concentration, control, ...

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Singapore Airlines upgrades first class suites to maintain its premium allure

Singapore Airlines Ltd unveiled one of the world’s most luxurious first class offerings for the Airbus A380, as part of an $850 million product investment as it tries to retain premium customers amid tough competition from industry rivals. The spacious suites on its A380 will rival those of Middle Eastern rivals Etihad Airways and Emirates for the crown of the ...

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Staying in shape may increase your lifespan

Want to live a long life? Reducing excess weight and staying in shape may prolong life expectancy by two months, researchers suggested. The study showed that people who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilo of weight they carry. Cigarette smoking and traits associated with lung cancer also had the greatest impact on shortening ...

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Things that are harmful to the skin

  Everyday we do things that may harm the skin. How we sleep, what we eat and drink and how we work. Here are everyday mistakes that are harmful to the skin and what not to do if you have been working on having healthy skin. Razor bumps? Shaving says a lot about a man like, “I’m the one”. Are ...

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Just desserts as West Bengal win battle over sweet

A row over the origins of a popular Indian dessert that embroiled one of the country’s most senior politicians has ended with victory for the state of West Bengal. The sticky dispute centered around who first invented rosogulla-a ball made of milk curds soaked in syrup. In 2015 the government of another eastern Indian state, Odisha, claimed the sweet as ...

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The other side of being a girl

Their only time for relaxation happens when they stop by Parul’s grocery store for a sweet betel leaf while purchasing a few kilograms of rice and potatoes, onions or garlic, and a handful of chillies to cook the fish or the chicken skin they bought at a discounted price from the kitchen market. Parul is in her mid-teen years, her ...

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Style up your good old denims

Old habits die hard, so they say. And getting into your good old denims is an old habit. You just can’t give up on your blue denims. And like old wine, it gets even more comfy and better as it gets older and faded. Yes, your faded blue jeans still rocks. The all-weather, all-season wear never cease to fade as ...

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Stay in shape, live longer

Want to live a long life? Reducing excess weight and staying in shape may prolong life expectancy by two months, researchers suggested. The study showed that people who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilo of weight they carry. Cigarette smoking and traits associated with lung cancer also had the greatest impact on shortening ...

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Nothing about work – Five ways to raise productivity

We spend a major part of our everyday life at office. So how we do that matters a lot. The office atmosphere often determines how healthy and vibrant a life we would lead. Our job does give us not only financial solvency but also an identity. We come in close touch with many people through our careers. The atmosphere of ...

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