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Eat purple cabbage for great skin

Apart from lending itself to salads and main dishes, purple cabbage with its anti-oxidant properties also works wonders for the skin This is a salad lover’s delight! Thinly cut strips of purple cabbage with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar or Greek olive oil can create a fun, healthy dish. Purple cabbage is also pickled and added to stir-fries! Health benefit: ...

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Weavers are artists, not mere handloom workers

Ace designer Varun Bahl, who is part of an initiative to revive the heritage of the Indian textile industry and employment for the Banaras weavers, believes the weavers’ craft goes beyond just handloom work.”We are very serious about our commitment towards this, and gaining the trust of the weavers, and helping them work as a team along with us is ...

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Bring back childhood exercises

The fun, excitement, fights and the boisterous yelling of childhood is etched in all our hearts.We all share a similar memory, returning from school, indulging in snacks and hustling down to play with your friends. Most of us knew ourselves to be strong, agile and energetic back then. Then why is that the very activities that worked for us and ...

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Millions mark 1st Int’l Yoga Day

Millions of yoga enthusiasts bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures across India and much of the world on Sunday to mark the first International Yoga Day.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had lobbied the U.N. to declare June 21 as the global Yoga Day, spread his mat among rows of people, including his Cabinet members and foreign diplomats, ...

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Links between birth month and health

People born in May have the lowest disease risk, and those in October have the highest risk, a computational method developed by scientists to investigate the relationship between birth month and disease risk shows.”This data could help scientists uncover new disease risk factors,” said study senior author Nicholas Tatonetti, assistant professor of biomedical informatics at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).Earlier ...

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Every child has the right to education

Child labor refers to the employment of children in any work that deprives them of their childhood and denies their fundamental right to education. Child labor is considered exploitative and legislations across the world prohibit this practice.However, these laws do not consider ‘all’ work by children as child labor. Exceptions include work by child artists, supervised training and certain categories ...

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Beat the heat of summer

  After a week’s hard work, a luxuriously relaxing massage spells a well-spent weekend rejuvenation. A good pair of hands can smooth the knots in the muscles caused by excess exposure to computer or mental stress. The Signature Massage at NeoVeda spa, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, Delhi, offers 90 minutes of uninterrupted massage, coconut scrub and a cucumber wrap ...

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Humans have more than 5 senses

It turns out, there are at least nine senses and most researchers think there are more like twenty-one or so, according to the website todayifoundout.com. Just for reference, the commonly held definition of a “sense” is “any system that consists of a group of sensory cell types that respond to a specific physical phenomenon and that corresponds to a particular ...

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Better ways to cook vegetables

  Brimming with the goodness of vitamins, minerals, fiber and anti-oxidants, vegetables are among the healthiest foods available. In fact, people who consume veggies on a regular basis, research shows, have a lower risk at developing chronic diseases like heart disease, type 2 Diabetes, and some forms of cancer.Eating vegetables in raw or cooked form is a highly debatable question ...

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Think before biting into that ‘fresh’ apple

You are what you eat. It’s what every mother tells her child as she forces those green vegetables and lentils to be cleaned off the plate. But today, not just eating, even shopping for your daily needs has never been more complex. From reports of pesticides injected into vegetables to chemical wax on apples to make them shine, in some ...

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