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Start your day with breathing exercises for stress relief

A worldwide pandemic is more than enough to induce excess stress. Many people have had to deal with a changing work life and family life, leading to uncertainty. Having a moment of mindfulness with breathwork at the beginning of the day can help add consistency and structure to your routine. A regular routine can help those who are feeling stressed ...

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Most romantic relationships start as friendships, study finds

Contrary to the popular perception that love typically sparks from passion, a new study finds two-thirds of romantic relationships begin as long-term friendships. Though highly prevalent, the friends-to-lovers pathway to a relationship has been largely overlooked by science, said Danu Stinson, lead author of the study and an associate professor of psychology at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, ...

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Coffee won’t make your heart flutter, study says

Worried that coffee will make your heart go pitter-patter, and not in a good way? A new study puts to rest the fear that your daily fuel will cause heart palpitations — or cardiac arrhythmia, as doctors call it. In fact, a habitual coffee habit was associated with a lower risk of developing an arrhythmia, such as atrial fibrillation in ...

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What regular swimming does for the body and mind

I recently went for a swim for the first time in over a year. Standing over the sparkling, blue pool at my local gym, I tried to recall many of the stressful events from the past 16 months: moving to a new city — Baltimore — during a pandemic, starting a new internal medicine residency training program, and taking care ...

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Covid: Risk of serious organ damage

Younger adults admitted to hospital with Covid are almost as likely to suffer from complications as those over 50 years old, a study has found. Four in 10 of those between 19 and 49 developed problems with their kidneys, lungs or other organs while treated. The research looked at 73,197 adults of all ages across 302 UK hospitals in the ...

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Young Bangla to share findings on women safety issues

Young Bangla, a youth platform in Bangladesh, will share the findings of a situation analysis on women’s safety in public places at a webinar to be held on Thursday evening. The website of the Women’s Safety in Public Places (WSPP) will also be launched today. Recently, Young Bangla youths have conducted the situation analysis through consulting different stakeholders in 10 ...

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Kishwar finishes as 2nd runner up in Masterchef Australia Grand Finale

MasterChef Australia has crowned Justin Narayan as its 2021 winner, ending a dream run for Kishwar Chowdhury, who has consistently championed her Bangladeshi roots throughout her appearance. At the end of the season’s grand finale, broadcast today in Australia, Narayan finally took home the title and the $250,000 prize money, beating out Pete Campbell and Kishwar Chowdhury, who won $30,000 ...

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Covid: Seoul bans speedy songs in gyms to stop sweating

Gyms in South Korea’s capital Seoul and its surrounding region have been told not to play music with a tempo higher than 120 beats per minute (bpm), in order to limit the spread of Covid-19. Treadmills will be limited to a maximum of 6km/h (3.7 mph). Health officials say the restrictions will prevent people from breathing too fast or splashing ...

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Grand designs: the refugees in Paris with an eye on fashion

From old denim fabrics, Afghan refugee Bagher Husseini fashioned a pair of baggy jeans with fringed patches that he hopes will be paraded down a French catwalk later this year. Husseini has worked with a sewing machine before. He made his way to Iran after fleeing fighting in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, surviving on a modest tailor’s income. Now he’s involved ...

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Kamala Harris’ step daughter makes Paris modeling debut

The latest run of couture shows in Paris signaled a return to relative normal, as the balance between digital and in-person events tipped in favor of the latter, and more international guests returned to the city this week to soak up the atmosphere. Balenciaga stole the show when the brand — led by creative director Demna Gvasalia — presented its ...

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