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If you thought that having lesbian sex or sex with another woman is risk-free or have had a doc dismiss the safe-sex chat after learning your bedmates are other people with vaginas, you're not alone. There's a serious lack of information available to lesbian and bisexual women, says nurse practitioner Emily Rymland, R.N., M.S.N., who specializes in HIV care.

05:58:06 on 26 Aug

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Punch was built over Kill-devil, more famously known as rum. While Ben Franklin was scribbling down his ecstasy, you must know that the great Atlantic was teeming with trade ships that were plying between those islands around the New World and the distant African Continent. What did they carry across as merchandise!

05:27:01 on 26 Aug

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These power-packed cupcakes actually contain a lot of nutrition as compared to the same portion of any other starter. Read more to know about the healthy ingredients that have gone into it, followed by its step-by-step recipe. Do try making these Spicy Millet Cupcakes at home and let us know if your loved ones enjoyed this spicy surprise.

04:57:01 on 26 Aug

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Duty free shopping tips

Duty free goods, in a literal sense, are free of duty. What is duty? A “duty” is a tax that the government of a country imposes on the goods for the residents of that country. However, retail outlets don’t levy this tax for travellers who will leave the country, so that they can save some money. Honestly, it’s a blessing for large-scale purchases.

03:57:02 on 26 Aug

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The general frizz, flyaways and unruliness that accompanies your hair during hot and humid weathers may have you wanting to reach for the hair straightener or curling iron more often than you’d like. But it’s important to remember that excessive heat styling tools absorb all the moisture from your hair and leave your strands brittle and dry.

03:27:01 on 26 Aug

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Wellll, that really depends on what your goal is here. Are jade rollers the magical cure-all for your acne breakouts and wrinkles, like some make it out to be? Sorry to disappoint, but no. Jade rolling can, however, reduce puffiness temporarily by increasing lymphatic drainage, according to both Chiu and Levin.

02:57:01 on 26 Aug

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Blue jeans are one of the single, most long-lasting fashion trends that have been loved for over a century. But before you shop your next distressed jeans, do evaluate the stress they’re causing the environment, especially since most of the bulk denim production happens in Asia.

02:27:02 on 26 Aug

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Bollywood stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Disha Patani and Ananya Panday on Saturday walked the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019. Ayushmann and Disha turned showstopper for ace designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna who returned to the LFW stage after 15 years.

01:57:02 on 26 Aug

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There's nothing like a good pampering session at home. Make your bathing time a rejuvenating experience by stocking up your bathroom with aromatic and skin enriching beauty products. A luxurious bathing soap is definitely a must-have. Not only do they help in cleansing and moisturising the skin, but also uplifting the mood to make you feel stress free.

12:57:01 on 26 Aug

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Two of the industries involved in the infernos consuming the Amazon rainforest and drawing the attention of global powers gathered at the G7 meeting in France are familiar to diners worldwide: soy and beef. Brazil is the world's largest exporter of beef, with a record 1.64 million tons sent to its top markets China, Egypt and the European Union in 2018.

12:27:01 on 26 Aug

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A new study now finds that vaping affects blood vessels even after a single use, even when the e-cigarette being used contains no nicotine. The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. Scientists and lawmakers have become especially wary about the potential effects of vaping

11:57:02 on 25 Aug

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People suffering from insomnia may have a higher risk of coronary artery ailment, heart failure, and stroke, suggests a study. The study was published in the journal -- Circulation. Previous observational studies have found an association between insomnia, which affects up to 30 per cent of the general population, and an increased risk of developing heart disease & stroke.

11:27:02 on 25 Aug

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Do a basic Google/YouTube search for ‘parlour didi’, and you’ll find that this is not an isolated sentiment. When did the ‘parlour didi’ school of jokes first surface on the internet? It’s hard to say for sure. The narrative around ‘parlour didis’ is still stuck at portraying them as caricatures or stick figures.

10:27:01 on 25 Aug

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Did you know the science behind an itch?

Researchers have discovered how neurons in the spinal cord help transmit signals to the brain to scratch that itch. Their findings will help contribute to a better understanding of an itch and could lead to the invention of new drugs to treat chronic itch, which occurs in conditions such as eczema, diabetes and even some cancers.

02:35:12 on 25 Aug

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Are you anxious all the time?

Continued exposure to a stressful situation tends to cause stress and anxiety. But these abate over time and normalcy returns. When the state of anxiety remains constant, regardless of the scale of the stressors and even in their absence, it’s considered to be generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). Typically, GAD is a sustained state of anxiety without a specific focus.

02:27:02 on 25 Aug

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Amla is considered a divine fruit in Hindu philosophy. It was used to provide effective treatment to various lifestyle diseases in the ancient medicinal practice of Ayurveda. Amla, also known as the fruit of immortality, is believed to be nature’s boon to revitalize potency, longevity, increasing immunity and strengthening of bones, and aiding weight loss.

08:27:01 on 25 Aug

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There’s a strange comfort in the epistolary novel, where plot and drama unfold through the thoughtful exchange of handwritten letters. So much of what conspires in traditional literature tumbles out in the course of correspondence that is unhurried and understated, unsent or unopened.

05:27:01 on 25 Aug

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A new study now finds that doing boring household chores may actually be good for you as it can slash a person's risk of an early death. The study was published in the British Medical Journal. According to researchers in Norway, just five minutes of moderate activity each day halved the risk of death in adults over six years.

04:57:01 on 25 Aug

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3 easy egg recipes for lazy cooks

We know those growing hunger pangs. And the proportionate laziness to cook. Fret not, here are 3 easy to make, delicious egg recipes. You can gorge on some sinfully delicious protein-packed eggs which are so easy to prepare-dishes.

04:27:02 on 25 Aug

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I must admit that I am a little bleary-eyed as I sit down to write this column. And that’s because the second season of Sacred Games dropped on Netflix at midnight and I stayed up late – as you do – to binge-watch. All I managed were three episodes, though, before sleep got the better of me.

03:57:02 on 25 Aug

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“Momo’s” no “Dim Sum’s”.So, when was the last time you engaged in friendly banter with someone on whether to call those delectable and succulent steamed morselsas “Momo’s” or “Dim Sum”!! Well, now that we have got your attention, let’s try and sort it out for you. Momos can be called as the Alter ego or rather our indigenous take on the eponymous “Dim Sum’s”.

03:27:01 on 25 Aug

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Clunky games consoles with blobby pixels might not be the latest thing -- but they’re still cool even if you’re no longer at school. Video games producers plying their wares at Gamescom this week in Cologne may primarily be out to push the frontiers of hi-tech and virtual reality as they eye a bigger slice of a booming market.

02:57:01 on 25 Aug

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Mental disorders experienced in adolescence or early adulthood that require hospital care are linked to low income, poor education, and unemployment over the life span of individuals, suggests a study. Those who have been hospitalised due to a mental disorder before turning 25 have considerably poorer prospects on the labour market compared to the rest of the population.

02:27:01 on 25 Aug

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Students looking for a “cognitive boost” are unlikely to reap any benefits by using psychostimulant drugs, a new study has found. While they are commonly prescribed in the treatment of conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), prescription drugs like Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) are also misused by people seeking a “brain boost.”

01:57:02 on 25 Aug

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First vaping-related death recorded in US

Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died and that they consider it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young adults. The state received the report of the death Thursday, said Dr. Jennifer Layden, the Illinois agency’s CMO.

01:27:01 on 25 Aug

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In the world of beauty, the use of orange - as facial cleansers and peel-off masks - to keep the skin smooth and radiant is no secret. For centuries, this seasonal fruit has been a popular ingredient in beauty remedies to naturally take care of the skin. That's because it is a powerhouse of vitamins and antioxidants that are known to keep the skin young and beautiful.

12:57:01 on 25 Aug

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A cheap daily pill that combines four drugs cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure in a large study, suggesting it could be a good way to help prevent heart problems especially in poor countries. The pills contained two blood pressure drugs, a cholesterol medicine and aspirin.

12:27:01 on 25 Aug

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A new study now finds that vaping affects blood vessels even after a single use, even when the e-cigarette being used contains no nicotine. The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. Scientists and lawmakers have become especially wary about the potential effects of vaping.

11:57:01 on 24 Aug

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The packaged food study conducted by an Australian research body assigned scores based on the Health Star rating to various packaged foods from around the world. The UK had received a lot of grief about the health rating of their food. But this study showed that UK’s packaged food like convenience snacks, ready-made meals and drinks were the healthiest in the world.

11:27:01 on 24 Aug

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Love to go to electronic dance music parties? Take note! People who throng such parties often use multiple drugs and experience adverse effects with a few ending up in the emergency department of the hospital, suggests a study. The study published in the 'International Journal of Drug Policy', surveyed adverse effects related to the use of dozens of different drugs.

10:57:01 on 24 Aug

The birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu, is celebrated as Janmashtami in India. It is being celebrated today across India with much fervour. Also known as Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, it is an important Hindu festival. It is believed that Krishna was born in a dungeon in Mathura where his parents were imprisoned.

12:07:37 on 24 Aug

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Urinary tract infection or UTI has plagued every woman on this earth at least once. Hell, that burning sensation, running to the loo every five minutes, and low-grade fever is hard to forget. But despite antibiotics and hydrating as per the doctor’s advice, many women find themselves in the grasp of UTI again.

08:27:01 on 24 Aug

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“I keep a superthick exercise mat in the middle of the living room. It doubles as a play mat for my 1-year-old and an ongoing reminder to do a floor workout, plank, bridge, hollow hold, single-leg squats, and push-ups. I also have an exercise ball—it was once a daily baby-bouncing device—that doubles as a tool for stretching and some quick exercises.”

05:27:01 on 24 Aug

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Chia seeds and its importance

Chia has tiny black or white seeds. Usually consumed after swelling in liquid, chia seeds can also be toasted and scattered on a salad, adding a delightful crunch. Softened in liquid chia seeds, which are high in vegetable protein and fibre are easily digested and, as they release their energy slowly, they help keep blood sugar levels stable.

04:57:01 on 24 Aug

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I came home from a business trip to find my then-9-year-old daughter fiddling with a sparkly new iPod Touch. We had no idea it could do almost everything an iPhone does as long as it was connected to WiFi. So much for carefully considering the right age and rules for getting a cellphone. We had unwittingly opened Pandora's box.

04:27:01 on 24 Aug

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Ever stand up from a long day of doing nada with your legs and think, "Um, why am I sore from doing all of that nothing?" Welp, you can thank your hip flexors. These five super simple moves can help you gently lengthen the fibers in your hip flexors and the surrounding muscle groups, easing soreness and stiffness. Let's get loose.

03:57:01 on 24 Aug

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Researchers have found that people with chronic lower back pain who perform self-administered acupressure experience improvement in pain and fatigue symptoms. Acupressure is similar to acupuncture, but instead of needles, the pressure is applied with a finger, thumb or device to specific points on the body.

01:27:01 on 24 Aug

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When it comes to choosing a good body scrub, a popular pick is walnut scrub. The nutrient-dense nut is not just a relishing treat, but also comes with wonderful properties that can help keep your skin soft and radiant. Exfoliating walnut scrub works effectively to make the skin smoother so it feels velvety and beautiful while also providing nourishment to the skin.

12:57:01 on 24 Aug

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Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lower the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, suggests a study, published in the journal 'JAMA Psychiatry.' PTSD affects up to 12 per cent of civilians and nearly 30 per cent of the veteran population. PTSD is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, which may be explained by high prevalence of obesity.

12:27:01 on 24 Aug

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Want A Good Heart Health? Adopt A Dog

Do you love dogs and really want a pet pooch back home, despite your folks being completely against it? Don't worry, turns out owning a dog is good for heart health because they encourage one to get outdoors and run around, claimed scientists. Scientists analysed the health of people who had a dog and found that they were more likely to be physically active.

11:57:01 on 23 Aug

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Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur has been ranked 35th in a list that brought out the 50 friendliest cities in the world. The international survey cites that it’s the only Indian city to have made it to the list, with a “young and vibrant population”. It’s also “a student-friendly city” and is “popular on the tourist trail.”

11:27:01 on 23 Aug

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Your Sex Horoscope for the Weekend

For Aries: This is the weekend your Hot Girl Summer starts to simmer down, Aries. Since the Sun, Mars, and Venus are all in Virgo now, it doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re doing—your job is always in the back of your mind, and your love life’s way less action-packed now.

10:57:01 on 23 Aug

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The French extra-marital dating app, Gleeden, recently did a survey to understand and comprehend why Indian women cheat on their husbands. The app has been in India for almost a decade and has a total of over 5 lakh subscribers in India. We've jotted down some of the most stand-out findings of the survey, and the findings might take you by surprise.

10:27:02 on 23 Aug

Read more at GQ India

“There was Brenda, LaTisha, Felicia, Dawn, LeShaun, Ines and Alicia, Teresa, Monica, Sharron..." If you've scrolled through Twitter or Instagram recently, you've definitely heard the classic DMX song those names originate from featured in countless video montages of black women showing they can literally pull off any hairstyle and color. It's called #DMXChallenge.

09:57:01 on 23 Aug

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Can’t get over your ex? Has the old flame that you know is bad for you asked to meet up? Or perhaps your current MCM left you on blue ticks over a week ago. Whether you’re going through a breakup or not, every woman has experienced the emotional rollercoaster of heartbreak, and Ari’s new perfume might just help you get over that guy.

08:27:01 on 23 Aug

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A recent survey of Indian Gen Z folks also revealed that most have little patience for the sanctity of marriage, with 63 percent of them choosing live-in relationships where both partners contribute equally, before jumping into marriage. In this new playing ground, what does India’s Gen Z really think about arranged marriage?

07:04:53 on 23 Aug

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While brow tools have improved endlessly in recent years, offering even better precision and pigment, they're no match for microblading in terms of time-saving, money-saving and finesse. For those who struggle daily to draw in matching brows, the semi-permanent fix might be exactly the solution needed.

04:57:01 on 23 Aug

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While the underlying causes of inflammation in obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus may not yet have been properly understood, a new research seems to have made a breakthrough by finding that the changes to mitochondria drive chronic inflammation from cells exposed to certain types of fats, shattering the prevailing assumption that glucose was the culprit.

01:34:06 on 23 Aug

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Kareena surely knows how to make heads turn every time she steps out, and her latest outing was no different. Spotted on the sets of reality TV show Dance India Dance, the actor looks absolutely stylish in a printed almond tie-dye front wrap tie-up dress from Nupur Kanoi. Styled by celebrity stylist Tanya Ghavri, we love how the look was kept minimal and classy.

01:01:36 on 23 Aug

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Kareena surely knows how to make heads turn every time she steps out, and her latest outing was no different. Spotted on the sets of reality TV show Dance India Dance, the actor looks absolutely stylish in a printed almond tie-dye front wrap tie-up dress from Nupur Kanoi. Styled by celebrity stylist Tanya Ghavri, we love how the look was kept minimal and classy.

12:58:14 on 23 Aug

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A part of the cluster of anxiety disorders, a specific phobia can be defined as a disorder which is characterised by an excessive and persistent fear of a specific object or situation, with the fear being out of proportion in response to the associated stimulus. Aerophobia is a type of a specific phobia, which is characterised by the phobia of flying.

12:01:37 on 23 Aug

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The birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu, is celebrated as Janmashtami in India. It is being celebrated today across India with much fervour. Also known as Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, it is an important Hindu festival as it is believed that Krishna was born in a dungeon in Mathura where his parents were imprisoned.

10:19:13 on 23 Aug

Read more at Indian Express

Smoking damages heart health for much longer than previously believed, according to a new study that found it takes five years after quitting tobacco to lower cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk by 39%, and up to 25 years for the risk to become as low as that of someone who has never smoked.

08:42:02 on 23 Aug

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Exposure to air pollution may be associated with an increased risk of developing bipolar disorder and depression, according to a study. Researchers at the University of Chicago in the US suggest a significant link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders.

08:12:01 on 23 Aug

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Until a few years ago, crystals and acupuncture found favour only with a specific group of believers. For them, modern technology was considered a ploy, with all focus on a singular kind of healing. Cut to the present, and beauty and wellness have been clubbed together to become a 4.2 trillion dollar industry that is showing no signs of slowing down.

05:27:02 on 23 Aug

Read more at Vogue

Voters may form false memories after seeing fabricated news stories, especially if they align with their political beliefs, suggest researchers. The study was conducted in the week preceding the 2018 referendum on legalising abortion in Ireland, but the researchers suggest that fake news is likely to have similar effects in other political contexts.

04:57:01 on 23 Aug

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These days, most engaged folks have public registries, making it super easy to check them out even if you aren’t invited to the nuptials. “Setting a registry to private is always an option, but it’s often easier for couples to keep them public. The “habit” is admittedly kinda creepy—so why do we do it?

04:27:01 on 23 Aug

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The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don’t appear to be risky, but that research has been spotty and more is needed into their effects on the environment and health. Microplastics are created when man-made materials break down into tiny particles smaller than about 5 millimeters, although there is no strict scientific definition.

03:57:01 on 23 Aug

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The chilly feels of autumn may still be a good month or so away but that doesn't mean we aren't dreaming of it. Layered looks are just a few of the things that we think of for fall. So if you're getting your wardrobe ready for the season ahead, we recommend you taking a look at these 13 layering options for autumn.

03:26:01 on 23 Aug

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Indian dance forms and their connection to the divine goes back centuries. And an upcoming performance in town aims to explore that very connection. Deva-Gita, a 45-minute Mohiniyattam group dance drama, inspired by the musical traditions of Kerala temples, is set to transport you to the world of Radha and Krishna.

02:56:02 on 23 Aug

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A single dose of e-cigarettes may be harmful to the body’s blood vessels — even when the vapour is entirely nicotine-free, a study claims. Smoking e-cigarettes, also called vaping, has been marketed as a safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes and is rising in popularity among non-smoking adolescents, researchers said.

02:26:01 on 23 Aug

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When is Janmashtami 2019 in India?

Also known as Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, Janmashtami is an important Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna — the eighth avatar of Vishnu. While the dates may vary on a region-to-region basis, the festival will largely be celebrated on August 24 (Saturday) this year.

01:57:01 on 23 Aug

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How to deal with toxic workplaces

“I still need that job to pay off my bills.” Chances are, you would have said this without looking into what made you say this. Working at a place where your productivity is maximised, but your personal growth gets sacrificed in the process, is a difficult thing to deal with.

01:27:01 on 23 Aug

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A new study now finds that doing boring household chores may actually be good for you as it can slash a person's risk of an early death. The study was published in the British Medical Journal. According to researchers in Norway, just five minutes of moderate activity each day halved the risk of death in adults over six years.

12:57:01 on 23 Aug

Read more at News18
Indian packaged foods are most unhealthy

India has ranked lowest in terms of healthiness of packaged foods. A survey conducted of packaged foods and drinks across the globe showed that foods from India are the most energy dense. The George Institute for Global Health analysed over 4,00,000 thousand products from 12 countries.

12:27:01 on 23 Aug

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Have a party coming up? Looking for that perfect dress to make a chic style statement? A fashion pick that is bound to impress is sequin. When it comes to adding a dose of glitz and glamour, sequin dresses work effortlessly. So amp up your party looks this season by getting your hands on stunning sequin dresses.

11:57:01 on 22 Aug

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The Amazon forest has been on the news recently as it has been burning up for the last three weeks. People don’t realise the importance of these rainforests. The Amazon is the world’s largest tropical rainforest. It covers 5.5 million square kilometres across the northern part of the South American continent.

11:27:01 on 22 Aug

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There are things that make you go 'eww', and then there are things that straight up jackhammer your hypothalamus. I'm talking about sounds like nails on a chalkboard, or in this case, images that are so disturbing that prolonged exposure might just result in catatonia. Don't worry, it's nothing graphic, just supremely uncomfortable and on all levels - totally wrong!

10:12:01 on 22 Aug

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Jameela Jamil has an idea of how to better use the lengthy amounts of time women spend stressing over their bodies. The “Good Place” actress wrote an essay in Vogue UK, comparing the “global physical requirements” prescribed to men versus women and underscoring the absurd double standards that have persisted for women.

08:12:01 on 22 Aug

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), food borne and waterborne diarrheal diseases are a problem for every country in the world but they can be prevented. Diarrhoea is the acute and most common symptom of foodborne illness, but other serious consequences are kidney and liver failure, brain and neural disorders, reactive arthritis, cancer and death.

03:23:18 on 22 Aug

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Sacred Games season 2 continues to keep millions of viewers hooked on, since it arrived this Independence Day. Now a scene from the first episode of the show featuring Bunty, played by Jatin Sarna, has turned into a meme about surviving on Parle-G and more. Now, the biscuit brand, streaming website Netflix and food delivering company Swiggy have joined the meme fest.

03:19:47 on 22 Aug

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The history of first-degree family members with diabetes is linked to increased bone mineral density (BMD) as well as to insulin resistance, suggests a study. The study was published in -- Menopause -- the journal of NAMS. This study shows an association between a family history of diabetes and increased bone density in postmenopausal women.

02:27:01 on 22 Aug

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Days after Kangana Ranaut created a stir by stepping out in a cotton sari from Kolkata priced at Rs 600, the actor has once again taken it upon herself to encourage local weavers as she recently stepped out wearing a blush pink kurta and salwar set with intricate gota embroidery. And, much like last time, the attire was sourced locally from stores in Jaipur.

02:12:01 on 22 Aug

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Considering that Kareena Kapoor Khan and Malaika Arora are avid lovers of yoga and Pilates, you’ll mostly spot them in compression sports bras that are best suited for low- and medium-impact activities. Deepika Padukone prefers well-fitted, full coverage options that offer a lot of support, whereas Janhvi Kapoor is more experimental with her choices.

01:53:49 on 22 Aug

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Post our travel sojourns, we always carry with us a memento so as to be lovingly bound to the place. But now, a seemingly-innocuous act has proven to be punishing for a French couple, who faces six years’ jail for taking with them some sand from a beach in Sardinia in Italy. The couple in question were shocked to learn that they had, in fact, committed a crime!

09:12:01 on 22 Aug

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No matter how much you strive to stay healthy, at some point or the other, the urge to indulge in junk food takes over. And when there’s no fast-food joint in sight, that packet of chips and glass of cola comes to your rescue. While the perils of eating packaged foods are known to one and all, a new global survey has revealed that they are the unhealthiest in India.

07:42:01 on 22 Aug

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At the height of its popularity, the 1990s TV show “Baywatch” was bringing in 1.1 billion worldwide weekly viewers. It made Pamela Anderson and Carmen Electra famous, revived (again) the career of David Hasselhoff and inspired a 2017 movie. Now the series can be handily retrieved on Amazon Prime and Hulu — in high definition.

06:42:02 on 22 Aug

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Exercising and eating a balanced diet is essential to lead a healthy life. However, it is extremely important to keep a few things in mind while working out, including what you should eat right before engaging in some strenuous workouts. To help you make the right choices, we have made a list:

05:27:01 on 22 Aug

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Tiffany launches men’s jewellery range

Tiffany & Co. is launching its first comprehensive jewellery collection for men in October as it seeks to diversify its traditional customer base. The line announced Thursday is part of the Tiffany’s strategy to attract younger shoppers and pump up sales, which have been dampened by a decline in spending by tourists from China and elsewhere.

04:57:02 on 22 Aug

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In a study conducted across 15 states by 1,233 doctors, it was found that hypertension diagnosis can be off the mark with just one blood pressure test. With 24% people surveyed, it was found that hypertension was misdiagnosed in the first visit to the doctor. With the study, doctors suggest at least three blood pressure tests in an interval of two minutes, are required.

04:27:02 on 22 Aug

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We’re no strangers to the ill effects of air pollution. Fumes arising from cars and vehicles majorly contribute to the overall air pollution, which is increasing at an alarming rate. And now, a recent study indicates that this can have drastic effects on our eye health. That is, air pollution makes us prone to developing a degenerative eye disease.

03:57:01 on 22 Aug

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There are two types of people in this world: Those who must read the menu online before visiting a restaurant and those who choose to wait until their ass is in the dining room seat to see what that place is serving. It’s with great sadness that I say my boyfriend, an otherwise great person, is the former: He’s a menu-peeper.

03:26:01 on 22 Aug

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If there’s one thing most hairstylists agree on, it’s that a cold rinse at the end of the shower can do wonders for your hair. We spoke to celebrity hairstylist Florian Hurel, who tends to the tresses of Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma, about why you might want to brave it for the last few minutes.

02:56:02 on 22 Aug

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Have a sweet tooth? Looking for delicious baking options for an upcoming party? There's nothing that pretty looking cupcakes can't fix. And if you call yourself a passionate baker, then you will agree when we say that baking cupcakes is immensely satisfying. We have listed down seven cupcake moulds that will make the whole process a hassle free affair.

02:27:02 on 22 Aug

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Ever wondered why health care professionals around you ask you to focus on nail hygiene or trim your child’s nail from time to time? The reason is simple. Long and unkempt nails can potentially cause a number of health problems like infections (such as pinworms), injuries, internal diseases, nail fungus and structural problems like ingrown toe-nails.

01:57:01 on 22 Aug

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With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists and others bade goodbye to what once was a glacier. Icelandic geologist Oddur Sigurðsson pronounced the Okjokull glacier extinct about a decade ago.

01:27:01 on 22 Aug

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People who cheat on their spouses are significantly more likely to engage in misconduct in the workplace, a study said. The researchers from the US looked at the records of police officers, financial advisers, white-collar criminals and senior executives who used the Ashley Madison marital infidelity website.

12:57:02 on 22 Aug

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A Definitive Style Guide for Your Big Day

Nude and pastels are always soothing to eyes and blend perfectly with any type of attire one opts for. Currently, the designers have launched their Winter 2019 bridal collections and all we can say is that they are all crushing over subtle colours and bright looks. Adding to the list are floral prints, which indeed are evergreen.

11:57:01 on 21 Aug

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Do you feel the urge to scratch your breasts? While it’s quite normal to feel the need to scratch most of the time, there are times when itchiness in breasts could probably be an underlying symptom of something bigger. It's very common to get itchy breasts, as the skin here is sensitive, and breasts are exposed to a variety of potential triggers.

11:27:02 on 21 Aug

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I think every woman has faced lingerie issues, not once but many times in life. Actually TBH, half the time we are confused about which lingerie fits perfectly with which dress. Lingerie is a woman’s best friend, one who knows us in and out, and quite literally so. So, this is an appreciation post for all the lingerie I have loved before and will always do.

10:42:01 on 21 Aug

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While we’ve been conditioned to believe that a monthly period is a sign of good health, women actually have a choice to give up on menstruation. We meet some Indian women who’ve made that choice. r Research over the last few years has surfaced and told us that menstruating can be a choice, and that "period suppression" is a very valid option.

09:27:02 on 21 Aug

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It’s no secret that our diet is filled with way too much added sugar, and it’s not doing us any favors. It’s linked to high rates of weight gain and obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses. And it’s not that people simply choose to eat heaps of sugar all the time, it’s actually pretty tough to stay away from it.

09:12:01 on 21 Aug

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Many questions have been raised about the efficiency of the Uber app, systems in place, and the regulatory vacuum that these aggregator cabs operate in, but they remain widely used and yet, there is no data on the number of incidents faced by passengers in these cabs, or what happens to the cases that women actually do put up on social media.

08:42:01 on 21 Aug

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When Hedi Slimane was first announced as Celine’s new creative director, there was a promise of expansion into fragrance. Brand loyalists have since waited with bated breath. Let’s not forget: With the exception of its first scent, Vent Fou, a floral green bouquet of rose, jasmine, and galbanum, launched in 1964, the French fashion house has steered clear of fragrance.

02:27:01 on 21 Aug

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Scientists are developing a technology for the visually-impaired people that bypasses the eyeball entirely and sends messages to the brain, paving the way for a new visual aid for daily living. Researchers from EPFL and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy use a new type of intraneural electrode called OpticSELINE to stimulate the optic nerve.

02:12:01 on 21 Aug

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Known for its aromatic flavour, tej patta or bay leaf is widely used as a culinary spice in Indian dishes. The herb, which is indigenous to the Mediterranean region, is full of essential nutrients and minerals like vitamins A and C as well as folic acid and also boasts of a variety of health benefits.

11:22:30 on 21 Aug

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Your smartphone is making you stupid

In an interesting experiment over four hundred college undergraduates were asked to solve challenging sets of word puzzles. The researchers, from Rutgers University in the US, found that the participants who took phone breaks experienced the highest levels of mental depletion and were among the least capable of solving the puzzles afterwards.

07:57:01 on 21 Aug

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This trendy ingredient—whether you’re eating it on your toast or slathering it onto your strands—is a mainstay in every millennial kitchen. Now, beauty brands have followed suit, bottling the hydrating, skin softening, hair smoothing avocado into shampoos, hair masks, body butters and moisturisers, making it ubiquitous in skincare kits and on bathroom shelves.

05:27:01 on 21 Aug

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Plants that can help ward off the insects

Mosquitoes don’t have it easy. With so much malice in human hearts for the world’s most dangerous predator that can lead to diseases like malaria and dengue, they probably don’t even get to celebrate a day designated to them. On this World Mosquito Day, here are eight important plants that you can have at your house to guard yourself from the deadly insects:

04:57:01 on 21 Aug

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8 causes of swollen feet and ankles

Known as edema in medical jargon, swelling is a pretty common phenomenon. Especially in our feet and ankles, all thanks to gravity. It’s painful at times, and it gets pretty uncomfortable to walk too. What causes swelling though? Here are 8 causes of swollen feet and ankles:

04:27:01 on 21 Aug

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