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Coconut oil – an ayurvedic miracle

Coconut oil has been described as “the healthiest oil on earth.” That is quite a remarkable statement associated with this natural and humble oil.Wherever coconut palms grow, the people there understand the value of the food and medicine derived from the fruit. For centuries people have respected the curative properties of coconut oil.The Scientific Name:Cocos nucifera is the scientific name ...

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Why parenthood is an exercise in risk management

A couple in Maryland, US, find themselves on the ropes and hauled to Child Protective Services for letting their kids, 10 and six, walk back unattended from parks, once from a distance of a mile away earlier this year. To take the children back home, after they had spent five hours in the custody of police, the Meitivs had to ...

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Sleep loss can alter your genes

Genes that control the biological clocks in cells throughout the body are altered after losing just a single night of sleepGenes that control the biological clocks in cells throughout the body are altered after losing just a single night of sleep, scientists have found.”Previous research has shown that our metabolism is negatively affected by sleep loss, and sleep loss has ...

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To lighten a tan

Sun tan is the dark skin colour due to long periods of exposure to the sun and is not preferred by most Asians. It is fashionable among pale skinned people in the West to acquire a sun tan, When the skin gets over exposed to the sun, the melatonin present in the skin becomes irritated, as the sun’s rays are ...

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Exercise helps regain bone mass

Certain types of weight-lifting and jumping exercises, when performed for at least six months, may reverse age-related bone loss in middle-aged men (Source: Thinkstock Images) Certain types of weight-lifting and jumping exercises, when performed for at least six months, may reverse age-related bone loss in middle-aged men (Source: Thinkstock Images)Certain types of weight-lifting and jumping exercises, when performed for at ...

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Decoding the mind of a fraudster

Fraudulent activity is connected with several things like greed, urge to gamble and grandiose perceptions of life. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Fraudulent activity is connected with several things like greed, urge to gamble and grandiose perceptions of life. (Source: Thinkstock Images)Open any newspaper and you will see pages filled with scams and frauds happening in the country. Sometimes it is difficult ...

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Healthy lunchbox tips for kids

What are the Healthy Lunchbox Tips and Recipes for Kids?Lunchbox is an important part of a school going child’s diet and to make it healthy as well as interesting is every mother’s challenge.A proper meal in the lunch box will provide your child the nutrition they require each day, but all the efforts to make lunchbox healthy will go in ...

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How to become a good public speaker

“The quality of your life depends upon the quality of your communication.”Over a period of time, I have realised that the best public speakers in this world have a few things in common. People who are interested in mastering the art of public speaking can adopt the following traits.1) Personality of the speaker: Accept it or reject it, a public ...

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How swearing could affect professional image

“Do you eat with that mouth?”It’s a question you may have asked when coming into contact with a profanity-prone colleague or office mate. But when it comes to swearing in the business environment, what is in poor taste and how does it affect your professional image?According to a 2012 survey by Careerfinder, foul words may not only affect your reputation, ...

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Cooking with blue cheese

King of cheeses is a title that may well go with blue cheese. Rich in flavour and with a creamy texture, it has a salty pungency and just a small piece of it can give out a powerful aroma! There are several culinary possibilities with blue cheese and a chocolatier from London has even come up with a recipe for ...

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