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Protecting eyes from UV rays

With temperatures soaring, taking proper care of our eyes is essential, feel Mumbai’s ophthalmologists. We spoke to Dr Keiki Mehta, ophthalmic surgeon, and Dr Nikhil V Nasta, consultant cataract and refractive surgeon to share some tips…Wear wrap-around UV sunglasses: Just like sunscreen stops harmful UV rays from damaging skin, UV treatment in eyeglass lenses blocks those same rays from damaging ...

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Delicious, juicy summer fruit

There’s nothing more refreshing in summer than biting into a delicious and juicy fruit. What’s even better is that you can never over indulge in them, given their health benefits.So, if you wish to gorge on a generous doze of fruits this season, here is a list of top 5 must-haves…Pineapple: Though cutting a pineapple is an ardous task, it’s ...

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Revamp the kitchen

Kitchen is a true melting pot of flavours, aromas and time-tested culinary skills. So, keep it flawless by planning properly and keeping sufficient storage space.Tips on how to revamp kitchen:Keep a well-connected kitchen triangle that comprises stove, sink and the refrigerator. Maintain an open passage to ensure smooth and hassle-free cooking. Keep the setting spacious and fault-free, which can be ...

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Smartphones may alter function of human brain

Smartphones have become so integral to modern life, they may have altered the shape and function of the human brain, according to new research.Experts have discovered that people who use touchscreen phones on a daily basis have a larger and more powerful somatosensory cortex – the area at the centre of the brain which controls the thumbs. They think that ...

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Makeup tips for summer

It is that time of the year again, when the sun relentlessly shines down upon us.While summer is a great time to experiment with colours and prints, for those of us who like to wear makeup, there is always the fear of sweat, turning your carefully made up face into a pile of melted mush. No one wants concealer streaks ...

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Quirky make-up ideas

Global beauty blogger Deepica Mutyala’s makeup tips on YouTube has earned her millions of fans. Most people apply mascara outward, going towards their ears to create a sort of `cat eye’ look, but for a more wide awake look, apply your mascara inwards. By re-directing the lashes, your eyes will pop and look more refreshed. A great way to make ...

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Foods for luscious hair

As a little girl we all were amazed and mesmerized by Rapunzel’s long lustrous and healthy shinny locks, or we always admired and wanted thick mane like princess Jasmine.But as time passes we realise that it’s a tad difficult to maintain those long locks. And this situation is topped with stress, disturbed sleep, erratic eating schedules which further more makes ...

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Take care of marble floor

Here are ways to retain the regal air of your marble decor.Using marble for home interiors presents a marvelous panoramic view to home. If you have spent a good amount of money on installing marble as flooring or for decorative structures at home, you need to take special care to maintain the beauty of this stone. There are some precautions ...

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The mechho Bangali in us

I am probably the worst food critic. I don’t scrutinise my food. I never intend to guess the names of all the ingredients used in the making. And neither do I visit the kitchen quizzing the cook about her recipes, nor do I take even a short, curious glimpse to see what’s being made. For me, what matters is the ...

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Health benefits of Aloe Vera

Of African origins, Aloe Vera is a multi functional plant that has gained favour and acceptance as an excellent home remedy source in India and the world over.Its medicinal healing properties, for external and internal use, have made it a favourite for many organic solutions followers. Today, Dr. Jaishree Bhattacharjee, an Ayurvedic consultant with Satvikshop.com lists out various healthy uses ...

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