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What is spirituality

The inherent search in each one of us to find the reason and purpose of our existence is often interpreted as spirituality. We seek the help of a ‘Guru’ (master) who we assume has the answer to our quest, that is, to help us find our purpose in life.However, for some reason, this quest of ours, which is a very ...

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Dietary patterns influence breast cancer risk

Breast cancer is one of the most common of all cancers and is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women across the world. In India, it is the second most common type of cancer to affect women, and the incidence of breast cancer has been rising rapidly, affecting more women in urban areas.In 2002, the number of women in ...

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Don’t let your home make you sick

It often happens that in the hustle and bustle of daily life, we tend to neglect our houses. And over time, an untidy home becomes an unhealthy home. Imagine coming home after a long and tiring day to a messy and unkempt house. Not only will this affect your mood but also play a detrimental role on your health. Here’s ...

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Dressing tips for working women during monsoon

Avoid whites and long trousers or skirts to look more professional and feel comfortable at work during the monsoon season, says an expert.Sheena Agarwaal, director, Urbanista Image Consultancy, has shared tips:• Colours: You can beat the grey and dull weather with blues, reds and oranges. Avoid whites into the closet for a couple of months. Wearing white in the monsoon ...

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Protect hardwood floor in monsoon

Buying art for your homeNatural cleaners you did not knowReinvent your wall decor with these tipsTips to protect your leather items during monsoonHandy kitchen tips to use for cooking techniquesEnsure that rain water does not enter your home and harm your hardwood floor and remember to mop it regularly to prevent damage during the monsoon, says an expert.Hardwood flooring expert ...

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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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