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Up to 25 cups of coffee a day safe for heart health, study finds

High consumption of coffee no worse for arteries than drinking less than a cup a day Coffee lovers who drink up to 25 cups a day can rest assured the drink is not bad for their heart, scientists say, reports The Guardian. Some previous studies have suggested that coffee stiffens arteries, putting pressure on the heart and increasing the likelihood of a ...

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How to reduce tan using floral face masks

The scorching sun and soaring temperature are absolute evils to skin care. Harsh sun rays penetrate to the layers of the skin thus causing pigmentation and red patches. Is your skin overexposed to the sun? It can cause uneven, pale complexion and rapidly affect areas like nose, forehead, hands and even overlooked areas like lips and ears. Apart from synthetic ...

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Back with a bang

For those who have been to Holy Crab Bangladesh and were disappointed at their disappearance, have no fear because they reopened under the name ‘The Smokes Bangladesh’. I had been a fan of their chicken wings and shrimps and was really excited to try them again here. However, the ribs and brisket had outshone the prawns this time. We ordered ...

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Eid Morning make-up: Light but right

The holy month of Ramadan has a spiritual meaning to our lives. We try to prohibit ourselves from all the wrongdoings and excesses of human nature and express our gratitude to the Almighty by offering prayer five times a day. After a long day of restraint, it is just so peaceful to break the fast with our beloved families at ...

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Miss India contest: Why do all the finalists ‘look the same’?

It is the contest that kick-started Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra’s career, so it is unsurprising that this year’s Miss India finalists have such wide smiles in their publicity shots. After all, this is a competition with the power to change lives. But instead of being able to enjoy their success, they have found themselves at the centre of a storm ...

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What’s hot in ice cream? A scoop on new flavours

From the humble vanilla and mango flavours, ice creams today have moved to more experimental tastes such as avocado, pumpkin spice, pani puri and more. A universal favourite, chefs believe it is easier to mix and match flavours when it comes to ice creams. There are a number of unique — and sometimes weird — flavours that are making the ...

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The art of celebrating birthdays traditionally

Birthdays remain the most awaited and one of the special days which each one of us eagerly looks up to. Planning parties, calling friends and relatives or ordering the birthday person’s favourite cake—every detail calls for attention when the birthday month knocks on the door. But have you ever thought, how the birthdays were traditionally celebrated in the country? Well, ...

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Unhealthy food at work ups risk of lifestyle ailments

If you tend to keep guards on unhealthy foods down at the workplace, you may be at an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, compared with those who eat healthy food, says a study. Employees who purchased the least healthy food in the cafeteria were more likely to have an unhealthy diet outside of work, be overweight and/or obese ...

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Experiment with these summer makeup trends

We love switching our look every now and again but with every new season comes a whole load of new trends which can be seriously hard to keep up with. Some trends transcend time, while others are more fleeting. Here are some cool spring summer makeup trends that are easy to experiment with. Bold ColoursPut down that tired neutral palette, ...

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This Chinese salt and pepper shrimp is a savory-spicy joy

There’s probably no recipe that better showcases salt and pepper working in multiple ways and together than Chinese salt and pepper shrimp, an enticing dish of plump, moist fried shrimp with shells as shatteringly crispy_and appealing to eat_as fried chicken skin, and a killer savory-spicy flavor profile. A quick salt-rice wine soak improved the shrimp’s texture, plumping them, as well ...

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