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Coach your kids

Parents can benefit by looking at themselves as coaches who build life skills. In an extract from her book, a family therapist and psychologist prescribes a gentler approach.We measure our worth according to how well the children fit into those dreams. If they fall short, we feel cheated, angry, depressed and wonder ‘Why me?’ We feel inadequate and, in our ...

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How do you get someone to fall in love? Make them laugh

The surefire way to a woman’s heart? In the wise words of Donald O’Conner in the classic musical Singin’ in the Rain: “Make ‘em laugh!” According to a recent study, the more a woman laughs when conversing with a man, the more likely she’s interested. And if both people laugh together, well, that’s an indicator of a definite romantic connection. ...

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Majority of women suffer online abuse: UN report

A new UN report reveals that almost three quarters women online are exposed to some form of cyber violence worldwide and only 26% law enforcement agencies in 86 countries surveyed are taking appropriate action. India is one of the countries where reporting about cyber bullying is low. The report ‘Combating Online Violence Against Women & Girls: A Worldwide Wake-Up Call’, ...

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Beautiful Skin is Essential

Every woman wants to look more glamorous. So, they try their skin to look “flawless”. Simple activities like regular manicures and pedicures, and daily facial cleansing are essential for a good presentation. Apart from these, one of the most important aspects of skin care is hair removal. Hair removal makes the skin smooth and beautiful. It will make you more ...

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Should married couple work together?

Married couples find it extremely difficult to strike a balance when they work at the same place. Here are ways you can strengthen your bond.The advantages of married couples working together often go unnoticed, since many assume it is a bad idea for couples to work in the same office. Says Dr Sanjoy Mukerji, marriage counsellor, “Usually, it increases the ...

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What one can of coke does to your body in only one hour

“Soda is a health food!” said no one, ever (well, in the past 20 years, at least). So it hardly comes as a surprise that drinking soda can have a negative impact on your body. But while most of us know soda isn’t good for us, we also don’t know exactly what happens to our bodies once we drink it. ...

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Add spice for a longer life?

Eating spicy food, especially fresh chilli, has been linked to a lower risk of death in a Chinese study, researchers said Tuesday. But they cautioned it was too early to draw a final conclusion on the potential benefits of fiery fare, and urged further research that may lead to “updated dietary ecommendations”. The study, published in The BMJ journal, collected ...

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What it’s like to be married to a convicted killer on ‘Death Row’

Rosalie and Oscar Bolin, pictured together here at Florida State Prison in an undated photo, married in 1996. Rosalie and Oscar Bolin have been married for 18 years. Oscar sends her love letters and hand-drawn cards practically every day, and Rosalie has kept them all. “I couldn’t bear to throw any of them away. I couldn’t. I think the art ...

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Science explains why your partner’s skin feels softer than your own

If you find that whenever you touch your partner’s skin and it feels much softer that yours, then you are probably living in an illusion — apart from a little pleasure, of course. In other words, this “social softness illusion” in the mind of the touch-giver is selective to the body parts and the stroking speeds that are most likely ...

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Reverse skin tan with strawberries, vitamin C

Getting a natural tan makes the skin look beautiful, but what to do when sun-exposed parts are way too darker compared to the covered areas? To give a glowing effect to tired skin, the trick lies in a milk mask along with strawberries and oral medication like anti-oxidants and vitamin C, experts suggest. Capital-based dermatologist Kiran Lohia said it is ...

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