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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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Simple tips to keep acne at bay

No matter how much you want them to go away, one must avoid going over the top with home remedies to make acne go away, and not touch the affected area, say experts.   Shikhee Agrawal, Head Training, The Body Shop, and Kiran Lohia, Dermatologist at Lumiere Dermatology in India, share some tips on how to fight acne.   * ...

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Bibi Russel to present Gandhian Khadi

Bangladeshi fashion designer Bibi Russell will pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by presenting Rajasthan Khadi at the upcoming season of India runway week winter festive 2017 in New Delhi, according to an IANS report published by Business Standard. The three-day event will be held from at DLF Place, Saket, on 6-8 October. The designer’s collection will be made with 100 ...

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Australian blogger fakes cancer tale

An Australian blogger who faked brain cancer and professed to have cured the disease with natural therapies was fined Aus$410,000 (US$320,000) on Thursday over the false claims. The Federal Court in Melbourne found that Belle Gibson deceived people when she launched a popular cookbook and smartphone app in 2013 asserting she overcame cancer through alternative treatments, including Ayurvedic medicine and ...

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Tunisian women free to marry non-Muslims

Tunisia has overturned a law that banned women from marrying non-Muslims. A spokeswoman for President Beji Caid Essebsi made the announcement and congratulated women on gaining “the freedom to choose one’s spouse”. Until now, a non-Muslim man who wished to marry a Tunisian Muslim woman had to convert to Islam and submit a certificate of his conversion as proof. Tunisia, ...

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