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The other side of being a girl

Their only time for relaxation happens when they stop by Parul’s grocery store for a sweet betel leaf while purchasing a few kilograms of rice and potatoes, onions or garlic, and a handful of chillies to cook the fish or the chicken skin they bought at a discounted price from the kitchen market. Parul is in her mid-teen years, her ...

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Style up your good old denims

Old habits die hard, so they say. And getting into your good old denims is an old habit. You just can’t give up on your blue denims. And like old wine, it gets even more comfy and better as it gets older and faded. Yes, your faded blue jeans still rocks. The all-weather, all-season wear never cease to fade as ...

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Stay in shape, live longer

Want to live a long life? Reducing excess weight and staying in shape may prolong life expectancy by two months, researchers suggested. The study showed that people who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilo of weight they carry. Cigarette smoking and traits associated with lung cancer also had the greatest impact on shortening ...

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Nothing about work – Five ways to raise productivity

We spend a major part of our everyday life at office. So how we do that matters a lot. The office atmosphere often determines how healthy and vibrant a life we would lead. Our job does give us not only financial solvency but also an identity. We come in close touch with many people through our careers. The atmosphere of ...

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Simple tips to keep acne at bay

No matter how much you want them to go away, one must avoid going over the top with home remedies to make acne go away, and not touch the affected area, say experts.   Shikhee Agrawal, Head Training, The Body Shop, and Kiran Lohia, Dermatologist at Lumiere Dermatology in India, share some tips on how to fight acne.   * ...

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Bibi Russel to present Gandhian Khadi

Bangladeshi fashion designer Bibi Russell will pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by presenting Rajasthan Khadi at the upcoming season of India runway week winter festive 2017 in New Delhi, according to an IANS report published by Business Standard. The three-day event will be held from at DLF Place, Saket, on 6-8 October. The designer’s collection will be made with 100 ...

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Australian blogger fakes cancer tale

An Australian blogger who faked brain cancer and professed to have cured the disease with natural therapies was fined Aus$410,000 (US$320,000) on Thursday over the false claims. The Federal Court in Melbourne found that Belle Gibson deceived people when she launched a popular cookbook and smartphone app in 2013 asserting she overcame cancer through alternative treatments, including Ayurvedic medicine and ...

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Tunisian women free to marry non-Muslims

Tunisia has overturned a law that banned women from marrying non-Muslims. A spokeswoman for President Beji Caid Essebsi made the announcement and congratulated women on gaining “the freedom to choose one’s spouse”. Until now, a non-Muslim man who wished to marry a Tunisian Muslim woman had to convert to Islam and submit a certificate of his conversion as proof. Tunisia, ...

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Protect your child against changing weather

Amid the incessant monsoon showers, the hot summer sun is slowly fading and fall is slowing creeping in. Every time the weather changes, children are the worst affected. Hence, it is important to protect your child against the changing weather by providing the right food. Protect your child against seasonal sicknesses brought about by the change in the weather. Now, ...

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Easy tips on how to stop hairfall

Is hair loss or hairfall giving you sleepless nights? Have you tried all remedies to stop hairfall? Pollution of all types has been posing several health problems to people, especially those living in urban areas where the pollution is higher. The problem includes thinning of hair and hairfall which is quite alarming. Presence of chemical pollutants in the air and ...

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