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China to host 4th Maritime Silk Road Int’l Arts Festival

The fourth Maritime Silk Road International Arts Festival will be held in Quanzhou, east China’s Fujian Province, from Nov. 22 to 27. The event will feature art performances, a forum on art development and an online arts festival, organizers said in a press conference in Beijing. Jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the government of Fujian ...

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Social life essential for adults’ well-being

Healthy social relationships and connections have found to be beneficial and a booster for adults, irrespective of the number of friends and how large their circle is. The findings were published in the journal Psychology and Aging.“Stereotypes of aging tend to paint older adults in many cultures as sad and lonely. But the research shows that older adults’ smaller networks ...

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Eid-E-Milad-Un-Nabi: Know date, history, importance

Milad-un-Nabi or Eid-e-Milad is the day when Muslims across the world observe the birthday of Prophet Mohammad. It is believed that the Prophet was born in Mecca on the twelfth day of Rabee-ul-Awwal — the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar, to Abdullah and Bibi Amina. The day is also observed as the death anniversary of the Prophet, reports ...

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Can you tell apart common cold from flu?

As the seasons change, a host of diseases try to take control over your body by invading the immune system. Among them is the common cold, the one which brings about nasty symptoms like incessant sneezing, runny nose, mild headache and general irritation. But how do you know if that innocuous common cold — which you thought could be treated ...

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Chinese medicinal material price index down 0.02 pct

The Kangmei Chinese medicinal material price index, a barometer of the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) material market, dropped 0.02 percent to 1,229.33 points on Wednesday. Covering more than 500 TCM materials including herbs and minerals from six major markets nationwide, the closely-watched index reflects the overall price trend in the country’s TCM material market. It is released daily by Kangmei ...

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Few foods that can help you fight air pollution

Many states in North India are enveloped in severe air pollution accompanied by smog putting people at additional risk of serious health issues. The pollution is even getting worse. In this severe air pollution, it becomes particularly important to eat healthy foods so that your body is nourished and it has the energy to support your healthy breathing and other ...

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How to deal with heavy earrings this wedding season?

The wedding season is right here. Everyone is busy searching for the perfect ensembles for them. But no outfit is complete without the right set of accessories. While these accessories look so pleasing, we all know the pain we bear to wear those accessories, especially a pair of earrings. To actually hold the weight of heavy earrings in that tiny ...

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Wish to stay fit? Here’s why core muscle strength matters

Fitness instructors point out that it is essential to keep the core muscles — the muscles around your trunk and pelvis — in better shape. Ever wondered why? When the core muscles, a complex group, is strong, the frame of the body is well-supported such that it takes away the stress from neck and shoulders, allowing the rest of the ...

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How good gut health can lead to glowing skin

It’s easy to forget that your skin is a vital functioning organ. With an average surface area of more than 21 square feet and 6 per cent to 10 per cent of your body weight, it’s actually the largest organ. Skin conditions like acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis are typically symptoms of something else in the body, especially your ...

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Falklands banking on penguins to draw tourists

Waddling up the beach in single file, their heads held high with an almost self-important demeanor, king penguins are a major draw in the Falkland Islands’ tourism industry. Their fluffy brown chicks are nearly fearless of humans, meaning tourists at Volunteer Point, a peninsula on East Falkland Island, might get almost close enough to touch one. “We’re the furthest location ...

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