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What’s cooking, Kishwar?

It’s not easy to win praise from star judges in Masterchef Australia, but Kishwar is doing just that. Kishwar Chowdhury, born in Australia but of Bangladesh origin, is playing to her strengths in Bengali cuisine and creating quite a stir in Masterchef Australia Season 13. This mother of two is at centre stage in the competition, but how? In a ...

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Microsoft issues urgent security warning: Update your PC immediately

Microsoft is urging Windows users to immediately install an update after security researchers found a serious vulnerability in the operating system. The security flaw, known as PrintNightmare, affects the Windows Print Spooler service. Researchers at cybersecurity company Sangfor accidentally published a how-to guide for exploiting it. The researchers tweeted in late May that they had found vulnerabilities in Print Spooler, ...

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What happens to you when you play with your kids

I’ll begin with a confession. Or maybe it’s a warning. I like playing with my kids. I don’t play with them every day, nor, consistently, every week. But when I do play with them things happen in my brain and body, positive things that counter the oppressive rigidity and repetition of adult life. This happens through all kinds of play, ...

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Prince Charles reveals his favourite songs

The Prince of Wales has revealed some of his favourite songs, with artists Diana Ross, Edith Piaf and Barbra Streisand making the list. He highlighted soul group The Three Degrees’ pop hit Givin’ Up, Givin’ In as a track that used to give him “an irresistible urge to get up and dance”. Prince Charles shared his songs as part of ...

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Does spinach make you strong? Ask Popeye and science

If you were a kid raised anytime between the 1930s and the 1970s — or raised by someone who was raised then — chances are good that you grew up with the idea that spinach was a muscle builder par excellence. We owe that notion to a comic-strip cartoonist named Elzie Crisler Segar, who created a character that he based ...

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Vitamin C is essential for skincare, in fight against Covid-19

Whether you are a skincare fanatic or have just started your journey towards creating your own beauty regime, the most versatile yet tricky amongst those is Vitamin C. Most people get a fair dose of this vitamin from the food, fruits, and vegetables they eat. It has also played a crucial part in our fight against Covid-19. With countless benefits ...

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Cannabis use tied to increased risk for suicidal thoughts

Cannabis use has been associated with a higher likelihood of thinking about suicide in young adults, according to a study from the US National Institutes of Health published Tuesday in the journal JAMA Network Open. The survey study examined data from more than 281,000 adults ages 18 to 34, who participated in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health ...

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Incepta launches Lumera makeup remover, Viva refreshing wipes in local market

Incepta Hygiene and Hospicare Ltd. has launched Lumera makeup remover and Viva refreshing wipes in the local market on Thursday. “Lumera is highly effective for lifting heavy, medium and light makeup. Viva refreshing wipes is very effective in keeping yourself fresh and vibrant after outdoor activities, exercising, or while traveling,” said a press release of Incepta. Only Incepta is producing ...

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Breathe better to live better: Why breathing is your superpower

Breath is a powerful force — without it, there is no life. But what you might not realize is that the quality of your breathing directly impacts the quality of your life. Breathing plays a vital role in how you think, feel, rest and recover, and it even impacts your posture and movement. In this four-part series, I’m using my ...

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Father gives daughter life-saving gift as living organ donor

Sitting poolside with his wife and two daughters, Rhett Shaffette says he’s already received the best gift this Father’s Day. His 12-year-old daughter is thriving, eight months after getting a portion of his liver. She received the transplant after nearly losing her life to internal bleeding. “It was a very close call,” Rhett said. His daughter Cecilia, 11 at the ...

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