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Weight loss: What is intermittent fasting?

Intermittent Fasting is a weight loss diet that has become the fad of the generation. Also known as IF. Intermittent Fasting is not a diet at all, as in, it doesn’t focus on what you are eating, it focuses on when you are eating. It creates eating patterns that alternate between the eating cycle and fasting cycles. The focus of ...

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How nail art became an Olympic beauty ritual

Olympic sprinter Dina Asher-Smith sailed over the finish line in the women’s 100 meter semifinals, photos captured her vibrant blue nails as she celebrated. It may have seemed like just another of Asher-Smith’s stylish competition looks, but zooming in on her manicure revealed a meticulous recreation of a Japanese masterpiece: Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa.” The nail artist behind ...

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Men’s beauty was socially acceptable before it became taboo

Famed ancient Greek ruler and military mastermind Alexander the Great had a passion for fragrances. France’s King Louis XIV sported glittering heels and made voluminous wigs fashionable. Vikings, often remembered for their rugged masculinity, had extensive hair grooming routines. Interest in men’s beauty was socially acceptable before it became taboo, and, as David Yi notes in his new book “Pretty ...

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Breastfeeding week begins today

The government has taken all necessary initiative to observe breastfeeding week starting today until August 7 across the country to renew the commitment of the health authorities in promoting breastfeeding as a fundamental right of all mothers and children. Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque joined the inaugural function of the breastfeeding week virtually, an official release said. While ...

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India, UK to conduct clinical trials of Ashwagandha for Covid recovery

The AYUSH Ministry will conduct a joint study on Ashwagandha for promoting recovery from COVID-19 with the UK London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), an autonomous body under the Ministry of AYUSH, and LSHTM recently signed a memorandum of understanding to conduct clinical trials of Ashwagandha on 2,000 people in three ...

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Anushka Sharma gives goals on how to travel in style

Pictures from Anushka Sharma’s England diaries are also a lesson on how to ace style while travelling. The actor’s latest picture from the tour that caught our attention, once again, showed how to look comfortable and fashionable at the same time. Anushka recently shared a group photo from Durham, where she posed with Virat Kohli and baby Vamika, along with ...

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Kitchen robot in Riga cooks up new future for fast food

A pasta order comes in and the robotic arm springs into action at the Roboeatz eatery in Riga. After five minutes of gyrations, a piping hot plate is ready. The Riga cafe, located under a crumbling concrete bridge, is designed in such a way that customers can observe the robotic arm at work. It also has a seating area, although ...

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Eating colorful foods could slow down cognitive decline, study says

Eating colorful foods could slow down cognitive decline, study saysEating a plate ful of colorful foods like strawberries and peppers, which include flavonoids, could slow your cognitive decline, a new study found. People who ate about 600 milligrams (0.02 ounces) of flavonoids per day had a 20% lower risk of cognitive decline than those who ate only 150 milligrams (0.005 ...

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Online school may be a virtual solution but can leave students suffering emotionally and socially

New research found that high school students who attended school remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic suffered socially, emotionally, and academically compared with those who attended in person. The findings of the study appeared in ‘Educational Researcher’, which is a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. The study was carried out by researchers Angela L. Duckworth, Tim Kautz, Amy ...

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How worried should vaccinated people be about Covid-19 breakthrough infections?

Coronavirus infections are on the rise again in the United States. While more than 99% of deaths are among those unvaccinated, anecdotal reports abound of breakthrough infections, or cases of fully vaccinated people who still test positive for Covid-19 — including several New York Yankee baseball players. How worried should vaccinated people be of contracting Covid-19? If you’re vaccinated, are ...

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