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World Mental Health Day 2017: How to create a more supportive workplace

We’ve all had stressful days in the office, but when you’re faced with a toxic work environment and an impossible to-do list on a daily basis, it can have a profoundly negative impact on your mental health. Today marks World Mental Health Day, and this year’s theme is all about tackling the issue of mental health in the workplace. The aim ...

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This is the best workout for women

When it comes to exercise, the aerobic kind steals all the glory. All of the fun ways to sweat can help you get the government-recommended 150 minutes of aerobic activity each week, like swimming, volleyball, brisk walking—anything that speeds up your blood flow and breath.   Less appealing is the other, more neglected kind: strength-training. While about half of Americans ...

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Stunted growth still a big impediment to national health

Bangladesh needs a national plan of action on nutrition if the country is to meet the World Health Organisation (WHO) target of reducing stunted growth in children by 2025, a leading researcher has warned. At least one in every three children under the age of five in Bangladesh suffers from stunted growth, and the total figure of 5.5 million stunted ...

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NHS staff urged to get flu jabs to protect patients

NHS leaders are urging nurses, doctors and other healthcare workers to have a flu vaccination to protect their patients this winter. Vulnerable groups, such as children, pregnant women and older people are also reminded to have their free jab. Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s medical director, told the BBC he was worried about how staff would cope with a major ...

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The other side of being a girl

Their only time for relaxation happens when they stop by Parul’s grocery store for a sweet betel leaf while purchasing a few kilograms of rice and potatoes, onions or garlic, and a handful of chillies to cook the fish or the chicken skin they bought at a discounted price from the kitchen market. Parul is in her mid-teen years, her ...

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Style up your good old denims

Old habits die hard, so they say. And getting into your good old denims is an old habit. You just can’t give up on your blue denims. And like old wine, it gets even more comfy and better as it gets older and faded. Yes, your faded blue jeans still rocks. The all-weather, all-season wear never cease to fade as ...

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Stay in shape, live longer

Want to live a long life? Reducing excess weight and staying in shape may prolong life expectancy by two months, researchers suggested. The study showed that people who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilo of weight they carry. Cigarette smoking and traits associated with lung cancer also had the greatest impact on shortening ...

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Nothing about work – Five ways to raise productivity

We spend a major part of our everyday life at office. So how we do that matters a lot. The office atmosphere often determines how healthy and vibrant a life we would lead. Our job does give us not only financial solvency but also an identity. We come in close touch with many people through our careers. The atmosphere of ...

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Vidya returns with ‘Tumhari Sulu’

 Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who earlier portrayed a sultry avatar of Silk Smitha in “The Dirty Picture”, has returned with her same quirky side. This time as a sari-clad “bhabhi” Sulu in the trailer, released on Saturday, of her upcoming film “Tumhari Sulu”. “Lo aa gayi Sulu (Here comes Sulu) ‘Tumhari Sulu’ trailer,” Vidya posted on Twitter. The trailer of ...

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Singer Mila’s husband lands in jail over dowry charges

Singer Mila Islam’s husband Parvez Sanjari, a commercial air transport pilot, has landed in jail on charges of physically assaulting her for dowry. West Uttara Police Station Sub-Inspector Aminul Islam produced Parvez before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court of Dhaka on Friday. He sought five days to grill him in custody in a case started by Mila. Fahmida Akter Rinky, ...

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