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Why women hold on to toxic friends?

Our friends are supposed to be our well-wishers standing by us no matter what. However, they can also be our worst enemies reveals a recent poll that looks at toxic friendship. According to the poll eight in ten of us put up with people who cause more harm than good. While a recent survey indicates that 84 per cent of ...

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Email etiquette

We’ve been sending emails for al most two decades now. You might think that we are pretty late on this feature, but there are a lot us who don’t know much about composing an email that will actually be read and acted upon.A step-by-step reckoner.To, Cc and Bcc, it all begins here:To is for the individual (or set of individuals) ...

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Postures to read books perfectly

For us, who love books, can start, read and finish one just anytime and anywhere without realizing that the experience could have been enhanced by the correct posture of sitting. Yes, a correct posture of sitting while reading a book can actually enhance your concentration leading to an active mind. This will in turn make the book read more interesting. ...

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What is spirituality

The inherent search in each one of us to find the reason and purpose of our existence is often interpreted as spirituality. We seek the help of a ‘Guru’ (master) who we assume has the answer to our quest, that is, to help us find our purpose in life.However, for some reason, this quest of ours, which is a very ...

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Dietary patterns influence breast cancer risk

Breast cancer is one of the most common of all cancers and is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women across the world. In India, it is the second most common type of cancer to affect women, and the incidence of breast cancer has been rising rapidly, affecting more women in urban areas.In 2002, the number of women in ...

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Don’t let your home make you sick

It often happens that in the hustle and bustle of daily life, we tend to neglect our houses. And over time, an untidy home becomes an unhealthy home. Imagine coming home after a long and tiring day to a messy and unkempt house. Not only will this affect your mood but also play a detrimental role on your health. Here’s ...

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Dressing tips for working women during monsoon

Avoid whites and long trousers or skirts to look more professional and feel comfortable at work during the monsoon season, says an expert.Sheena Agarwaal, director, Urbanista Image Consultancy, has shared tips:• Colours: You can beat the grey and dull weather with blues, reds and oranges. Avoid whites into the closet for a couple of months. Wearing white in the monsoon ...

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Protect hardwood floor in monsoon

Buying art for your homeNatural cleaners you did not knowReinvent your wall decor with these tipsTips to protect your leather items during monsoonHandy kitchen tips to use for cooking techniquesEnsure that rain water does not enter your home and harm your hardwood floor and remember to mop it regularly to prevent damage during the monsoon, says an expert.Hardwood flooring expert ...

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Coconut oil – an ayurvedic miracle

Coconut oil has been described as “the healthiest oil on earth.” That is quite a remarkable statement associated with this natural and humble oil.Wherever coconut palms grow, the people there understand the value of the food and medicine derived from the fruit. For centuries people have respected the curative properties of coconut oil.The Scientific Name:Cocos nucifera is the scientific name ...

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Why parenthood is an exercise in risk management

A couple in Maryland, US, find themselves on the ropes and hauled to Child Protective Services for letting their kids, 10 and six, walk back unattended from parks, once from a distance of a mile away earlier this year. To take the children back home, after they had spent five hours in the custody of police, the Meitivs had to ...

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