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Better ways to cook vegetables

  Brimming with the goodness of vitamins, minerals, fiber and anti-oxidants, vegetables are among the healthiest foods available. In fact, people who consume veggies on a regular basis, research shows, have a lower risk at developing chronic diseases like heart disease, type 2 Diabetes, and some forms of cancer.Eating vegetables in raw or cooked form is a highly debatable question ...

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Think before biting into that ‘fresh’ apple

You are what you eat. It’s what every mother tells her child as she forces those green vegetables and lentils to be cleaned off the plate. But today, not just eating, even shopping for your daily needs has never been more complex. From reports of pesticides injected into vegetables to chemical wax on apples to make them shine, in some ...

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Decoding modern dress code

Last week I was unceremoniously evicted from the bar of one of Delhi’s last remaining bastions of old gentility. Unaware of the rule that jeans are permitted but torn ones are not, I was guilty of showing up in a pair of (brand new) fashionably ripped denims. This prestigious private club, known for its buzzing Thursday nights, where several generations ...

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Summer health hazards

The South Asia is seeing higher heat wave deaths than ever before and medical authorities are issuing regular health warnings and precautions to cope with such conditions.Exposure to extreme heat can result in some serious health issues. Heat stroke, heat stress, heat rash, heat cramps, and exhaustion are among the top health hazards that can lead to life threatening events ...

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Paying for sex now illegal in Northern Ireland

Paying for sex became illegal in Northern Ireland on Monday, making it the only part of Britain to adopt more stringent legislation aimed at punishing clients of prostitutes instead of sex workers, reports Times of India. Those caught breaking the new law, which passed last year in the Northern Ireland assembly by 81 votes to 10, face up to a ...

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Homemade face packs for tan removal

Sure you have waited for long to go for that vacation and enjoy a little tanning session. But then when you come back home you realise that the little tan sessions went too ahead leaving you with tanned hands, face and practically the whole you. So here are certain home remedies which will help you to get rid of tanned ...

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Power up your day with breakfast

It isn’t called ‘the most important meal of the day’ for no reason. Beginning your day with a hearty breakfast plays a crucial role in keeping you fit and healthy. The right breakfast fuels your body, provides long-lasting energy and satiety, aides in weight control, and improves performance at work.In fact, ‘breaking the fast’ can be a ‘great nutrition strategy’ ...

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Playing excess video games may increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease

The risk of developing neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease is high when too much time is spent in playing video games.Playing too much video games could lower functional brain activity in the hippocampus that plays a major role in memory formation and spatial navigation, the researchers said.”People who spend a lot of time playing video games may have reduced ...

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Three types of perfectionists and their dark side

A new study says that perfectionists tend to be narcissistic, anti-social and to have an aggressive sense of humour.Also, the type of perfectionist who sets impossibly high standards for others, cares little about social norms and does not readily fit into the bigger social picture. Reminds you of someone?Joachim Stoeber of the University of Kent, England, compared the characteristics of ...

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Using phone on the treadmill not wise

Do you love to text or talk on the the phone while using the treadmill? The findings of a study reveal that using smartphones as you run or walk on the treadmill lowers the intensity of the exercise, resulting in overall less health benefits.Talking or texting while exercising is not a great idea.The findings are important because poor cardiorespiratory fitness ...

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