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If you've counted sheep by the millions and doused yourself in litres of lavender and still can't fall asleep, a quirky breathing technique could send you to the land of nod in no time. 'Moon breathing' is an exercise from Kaizen, which is a Japanese method that promises to improve all areas of your life, mainly breaking lifelong bad habits.

09:57:01 on 20 Oct

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Weddings are a big deal in India and it’s not much of an exaggeration to say that Indian parents take the shaadi business a little too seriously. And if your faith wavers from this fact, a recent news from Chandigarh will reiterate the fact that hell hath no fury like a parent whose request to find a match for their child has been failed.

09:05:17 on 20 Oct

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When you read the word Chennai followed by restaurants, the first thing that comes to your mind is south Indian food. While, the traditional cuisine commands its pride in Chennai’s culinary scene, the city features a diverse range of food experiences that ranges from modern local to international fare.

08:05:30 on 20 Oct

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Despite being settled overseas, the Tamil diaspora loves to recreate the life they left behind in India. Here’s a glimpse of their lives, celebrations and struggles on foreign shores. Born and brought up in the United States, Rahul is a second-generation Indian American in his forties working for a wall street firm in the heart of Manhattan.

02:05:20 on 20 Oct

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Two tech savvy teenagers from Christchurch moved into the online porn industry straight out of high school. They moved to the United States to film sex scenes with 'amateur' women in hotel rooms, making millions in the process. But their sleazy empire started to crumble when 22 women say they were tricked into becoming porn stars.

10:05:24 on 20 Oct

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Ever since I was a kid, I've loved reading. The joy of getting lost in a story, waiting to see how a fictional character's life unfolds and keeping myself from flipping to the last page right at the beginning - this is what made up my childhood, and frankly, even today is the favourite part about my weekends.

07:57:01 on 20 Oct

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The Link Between Sleep and Breast Cancer

You probably know sleep is important for mood, appetitite, and crushing your workouts—but bad sleep hygiene can have more serious consequences. What time you hit the pillow and how restful your shut-eye is can affect your breast cancer risk, new research shows. Disruptions of your circadian rhythm, which can result from poor sleep, may play a role in breast cancer.

07:06:18 on 20 Oct

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It is no illusion that certain foods are more nutritious than others, some contain more benefits than others and when you’re in need of a boost in say, Vitamin C for example, there are the obvious foods we reach out to for that fix. However there are other things to consider before filling up your fridge with these ingredients.

10:05:12 on 19 Oct

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Multani mitti (or Fuller’s Earth) can truly be considered a jack of all trades. It can deep-cleanse pores, mattify skin and reverse pigmentation, all at the same time. So it’s no wonder that it was a non-negotiable part of your grandmother’s DIY skin and hair masks. Scroll ahead for our edit of the best products you can buy to include multani mitti in your beauty routines.

09:05:57 on 19 Oct

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Zendaya Is Just Trying to Keep Her Cool

Let’s get one thing straight: Zendaya never likes it when people watch her cry. The irony is that Rue, the drug-seeking teen she plays on HBO’s drama Euphoria, is all about the tears. Between bites of yellow watermelon, she explains that she has to remember not to cover her face while filming. “I always hide my face when I cry,” she says, tossing back her curly locks.

07:05:21 on 19 Oct

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Does fall even begin before you buy a new pair of boots? We think not. The crisp autumn air requires indulging in a much-needed set of booties, almost as much as you're required to chug a day's worth of calories in a PSL. Everlane, the San Francisco-based clothing brand launched the perfect ankle boot.

08:57:01 on 19 Oct

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It was an ecstatic moment for Neeraj George Baby from Aluva in Kerala when he recently conquered Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak of Africa. He achieved this feat on one leg and with the help of crutches. According to a report by The Hindu, Neeraj was just 9 years old when one of his legs had to be amputated after he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour.

07:57:01 on 19 Oct

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We here at Cosmo firmly believe that your bed should be an oasis. Being cozy and comfortable is practically our religion. Which is why we've tested the best pillows for side-sleepers, the cutest duvet covers, the comfiest cotton sheets, the softest sheets, the most luxurious sheets, and now we'd like to talk to you about winter sheets.

06:57:01 on 19 Oct

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I'm almost three years out of journalism school, on my second job, and hold a position of leadership. So, as per my personal targets, I'm doing fairly alright. Everything is fine. Everything is fine, except in my head. On some days, I fall apart, panic, and it feels like multiple volcanoes exploding in my insides, and my body becomes lava.

10:57:01 on 18 Oct

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As winter leisurely makes its way to the Indian subcontinent, numerous civic buildings, studios, palaces and forts are opening up their lawns and gardens to accommodate a legion of students, bibliophiles, journalists, editors, scholars and critics from across the globe. If you love books, you can’t afford to miss out on these.

10:05:21 on 18 Oct

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The increasingly common disorder triggers the loss of brain function including memory wipeout and confusion and it affects over 850,000 people in the UK; this is expected to rise to 2 million by 2051. While there is no cure for dementia, there are preventative steps that can be taken to delay its onset.

08:57:01 on 18 Oct

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TikTok is a force to be reckoned with, especially since it's also worked as a great leveller, with many of its stars hailing from small towns that didn’t have internet access until recently. But while we know exactly what an Instagram influencer’s job profile is like, there’s still a lack of understanding when it comes to content creators on TikTok.

09:05:38 on 18 Oct

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8 Benefits of Doing Free Weights Exercises

According to trainers and science, incorporating them into your workout routine is the surest way to strengthen your muscles, burn calories, and become better at pretty much everything you do. Win-win. Here, all the benefits of using free weights vs. machines. (Next up, read about the benefits of lifting weights in general.)

07:57:02 on 18 Oct

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With 30 days on Headspace clinically proven to reduce stress by a third, the founder and CEO aims to bridge the gap between meditation and medication. “We’re working to a point where doctors aren’t just recommending it but they’re prescribing it,” he revealed. Andy opens up about the surprising benefits of meditation, why three minutes a day can make all the difference.

06:57:01 on 18 Oct

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While there isn't an "end" to learning about sexuality (both my own and in general), there are countless things I wish I'd known about sex when I first started getting busy in my teen years. I sincerely hope that these lessons will help other women looking to own their power and enjoy their sexuality to the fullest—even if they don't have a sexologist BFF.

10:57:01 on 17 Oct

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There are a lot of ways that stress can mess with your body. If you really freak out, you can go into full immune system shutdown. (If you experience such symptoms, see a doctor immediately.) But if you’re here for more vain reasons—like how to prevent stress pimples and premature aging and patchy hair loss—then read on.

10:05:08 on 17 Oct

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Now in their 30s, many adults have begun rekindling the childhood joy of hobby cultivation. The motivations, however, are far from those in their childhoods. As kids, our hobbies needed validating. As adults, they validate us. Many things can make someone in their 30s kindle a relationship with new hobbies.

09:05:32 on 17 Oct

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His eyes are bloodshot. Weaver A Shanmugasundaram is tired. He worked 96 hours straight last week to create his masterpiece: a tomato-red silk shawl with the face of Chinese President Xi Jinping woven in gold zari in the centre. “It will take at least another two days for my eyes to return to their normal colour,” he smiles.

04:35:24 on 17 Oct

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Hello, and good freakin’ ,morning! If you’re not feeling chipper at the moment, wait until you hear this super-exciting royal baby news: Baby Archie, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s cute new(ish)born bébé, is confirmed to be a redhead—just like his daddy! How adorable is that!!! Prince Harry said his son inherited his famous red hair.

07:57:02 on 17 Oct

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“Glass hair” went stratospheric last year. This year, we still want that high shine, but in a more relaxed and wearable way that we can create and maintain easily. Essentially we’re looking for lip gloss for our hair which, incidentally, is precisely the inspiration behind L’Oreal Professionnel’s new Majirel Glow treatment.

06:57:01 on 17 Oct

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Science has shown that quality sleep has an impact on almost every aspect of health and well-being, from performance to the prevention of disease. But there is also evidence of a direct link between sleep and pain. That doesn’t come as a surprise. If you are suffering from a sports injury, it is likely to hurt more if you’ve been awake half the night.

09:57:01 on 16 Oct

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Just this morning, Katrina Kaif revealed a first look at the artwork and logo of her upcoming makeup collection, Kay by Katrina, on Instagram. Sharing her excitement about the launch, the actor disclosed that the line would be available from October 22 onwards at Nykaa.com. Kaif first spoke about her foray into the beauty industry back in May 2019.

09:05:24 on 16 Oct

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If you want to lose weight easily within few weeks then you are at the right place as today we are talking about making a small change in lifestyle which will help you to lose few stones in a matter of some weeks. Sleep deprivation can lead to hormonal imbalance and it will affect hunger, satiety, and energy storage.

07:57:01 on 16 Oct

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Your average walk won't do much to strengthen your butt. "Walking on level terrain does not require you to fully contract the gluteal muscles, so it doesn't do much for toning them," says Wayne Westcott, Ph.D., fitness research director at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, Massachusetts. Instead, the work is mostly in your quads and hamstrings.

06:57:01 on 16 Oct

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In my youth, I had a boyfriend who would constantly criticise what I was wearing (I know). He'd say, "Why are you wearing baggy jumpers and trainers? Why can't you wear dresses and heels?". It left me thinking that what women want, and what men want women to want, are two very - very different things.

10:08:29 on 15 Oct

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Don't worry, all of us (even Kendall) know how acne or a bad skin day can knock your confidence and make you feel less than your best. The fact is, acne is the most common skin condition, with 80% of people aged 11 to 30 being affected according to recent NHS data. Here's what Dr Mahto advises:

07:57:01 on 15 Oct

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There are many diets these days that include skipping out on meals or promote fasting to achieve various health goals. And while these diets promise amazing results fast, they aren't really meant for everyone. When you skip out on food for even one day, it can have terrible repercussions on your body and health. Here are reasons why you shouldn't skip food even for a day.

07:04:55 on 14 Oct

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Immortalised by diverse stars and performances like Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger and now Joaquin Phoenix, the Joker continues to mesmerise us. The Joker is part of a cultural iconography that includes jesters, prankster-trickster figures and clowns. They are part of the circus and they are a part of the horror genre.

05:57:01 on 14 Oct

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How To Foster Empathy In Your Kids

Parents want to raise kids who care about other people’s feelings and who have an inner moral compass. “Our kids need to appreciate other people’s feelings ― they’ll be better friends, romantic partners and parents later,” said Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard educator and co-director of the university’s Making Caring Common Project.

08:04:47 on 14 Oct

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Take a look around your gym: You'll probably see some fellow gym-goers hammering out these exercises. But that doesn't mean you should too. These crazy common moves are, at best, ineffective—at worst, dangerous. Here, the moves—and exercise machines—you should ditch from your workout routine, according to trainers.

06:57:02 on 14 Oct

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Blush can be an often overlooked product. It is the one makeup product that brightens up the face with minimal effort and makes it look like you slept eight hours (even when you actually barely got three hours of shut-eye). In fact, if you pick the right shade, blush can be be the only thing you really need.

10:05:02 on 13 Oct

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Rarely does a book manage to do all the things it sets out to do, with candour and beauty. The instantly compelling title of one of the most anticipated books of 2019 shines through the story of Ocean Vuong’s On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. This is a chant. The book is plea, a bargain, a heartfelt confession. On earth we’re briefly gorgeous.

09:05:36 on 13 Oct

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Wayfarers can never hold themselves back from going on excursions. Exploring new places and cultures is the norm for them. But, the hustle of applying for a visa and waiting for it to get approved can make the whole vacation go for a toss. However, you need not worry, as there are plenty of beautiful and exotic locations where Indians can travel to without getting a visa.

07:08:01 on 13 Oct

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Second only to sunscreen, a good face serum is arguably one the best/most important things you can put on your skin. Face serums typically have a high concentration of actives (i.e., the ingredients in skincare products that actually do something, like acids, retinoids, hyaluronic acid, etc.) to help you deal with specific skin issues, like acne, rosacea, or dark spots.

10:57:01 on 12 Oct

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Our appearances and our mental health are increasingly inextricably, intertwined. Not surprisingly, in the era of the selfie, this has a lot to do with social media. A survey conducted by Foreo for their #boostyourglow campaign found that 61% of women suffer from ‘compare and despair’ syndrome regularly comparing their appearance to others on social media.

10:05:32 on 12 Oct

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Rashes on the skin can crop up because of a variety of reasons — dry or itchy skin, an allergic reaction to something, etc. Nonetheless, it’s a pesky experience that is likely you leave you flustered. But worry not, because there are some natural remedies that can provide you instant relief. So ditch those expensive ointments for these; read on.

09:04:59 on 12 Oct

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5 Ways to Change Your Life—for Good

You swore this was the year you'd stick to those resolutions, but that jumbo tin of caramel popcorn and comfy couch are calling your name. Join the club: About 40 percent of Americans make a life-enhancing vow on January 1-and half "relapse" within the first 21 days. How to sail through that critical launch period and keep on going? Start with these 5 no-fail strategies.

07:05:28 on 12 Oct

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What better way to escape reality than to lock yourself up in a jail cell amongst hardcore criminals and high security? It is this idea that’s driving Delhi-based Tihar Jail’s ‘Feel Like Jail’ project. Asia’s biggest prison is planning to open its heavily guarded gates to give visitors a taste of jail life for a fee of about Rs 2,000 ($28).

07:57:01 on 12 Oct

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You want to quickly melt that fat that you have accumulated throughout the summer, but you don't know how. You are looking for a training to increase muscle mass and burn fat, but none convinces you and, above all, you do not have hours and hours every day to devote to the work. Well here we are to solve the problem. The fat burning, yes, you will have to do it.

06:57:02 on 12 Oct

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The meaning of the word “cheating” has different definitions. Some may consider it cheating if their S.O. likes a random girl’s thirst trap. Others may consider it cheating only when you’re full-on sexing someone. There’s also different tiers of cheating too: micro-cheating, cheating cheating, and then hooking-up-with-your-best-friend’s-sister’s-baby-daddy cheating.

10:57:01 on 11 Oct

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Red or white? Fruity or dry? If you’re new to drinking wine, navigating the different types of wines, grape varieties and food pairings out there can get a bit intimidating. So here’s the Vogue edit on everything you need to know about drinking wine like a connoisseur. Plus, as a bonus, a list of the Indian wines you should be drinking right now.

09:57:01 on 11 Oct

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I was 16 years old when I realised I had depression. I had just started college, it was a brand new experience and I really didn’t transition well or fit in. I constantly felt so sad and down all the time, crying in the library, in the toilet and when I got home. I knew something was wrong but I had no idea what to do about it.

08:05:25 on 11 Oct

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Meat consumption plays a huge role in global warming, producing nearly 15% of all carbon dioxide emissions, even more than air travel. This accounts in part for the rapid shift toward vegetarianism, veganism and diets relying less on meat products. In the future, for the health of people and the planet, we should mostly eat vegetables and fruits, whole grains and legumes.

06:05:19 on 11 Oct

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Australian scientists believe they have found a cure for cervical cancer thanks to a breakthrough in gene-editing technology. Researchers from Griffith University in Queensland have been able to use the gene-editing technology to target and remove cervical cancer tumours in mice using "stealth" nanoparticles.

07:57:01 on 11 Oct

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As a runner, knee pain is a real pain in the butt (OK, not really). But if you've ever gotten an achy-behind-the-knee feeling or swelling and stiffness behind your knee, you know it may prevent you from crushing that next 5K or meeting up with friends for your weekend run in the park. Posterior knee pain means you have a bigger issue to deal with.

06:57:01 on 11 Oct

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The procedure, first performed in the U.S. in 1990, is like a second line of defense, excising cells that may otherwise lead to cancer. It’s fast—a doctor slices into the cervix and scoops out sketchy tissue, the same way you might cut a bruise out of an apple. And it usually works.

11:05:14 on 10 Oct

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If you had said a few years ago that in the year 2019 we’d all be dressing like we were on “Full House,” we would have told you to make like Joey Gladstone and Cut. It. Out. But it’s true. With each passing day, runway show, impeachment inquiry and interest in Katie Holmes’ choice to wear a cardigan as a shirt, it becomes more clear that the ’90s are and have been back.

10:05:26 on 10 Oct

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It's been close to four years since Deepika Padukone first opened up to the world about her experience with depression, and since then, the actor has constantly strived to de-stigmatise the topic of mental illness. Now, the actor has come up with a way for her followers to join her in battling and spreading awareness about mental health.

07:57:02 on 10 Oct

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Experiencing a mental health condition at a young age can be incredibly daunting, which is exactly why Cecilia McGough set up Students With Schizophrenia. Cecilia, who has had schizophrenia her entire life, established the group to empower students who have schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder worldwide and their families through support, outreach, and services.

06:57:02 on 10 Oct

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Everybody has dealt with or is still dealing with the one problem that seems to have no remedy - hair fall. It is a vicious and never-ending cycle. Most people seem to have tried remedies like oiling, going to the parlour, getting treatments done and more. But one thing most women swear by, is ayurvedic home remedies. Some of the most effective remedies include:

03:35:33 on 10 Oct

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It was 5.17 pm on Tuesday, October 7, 2019, evening when I received a message from an editor friend that read: “TILL DEATH DO US PART….react!” The message was in response to Hailey Bieber’s wedding look, designed by Virgil Abloh for Off-White, which featured that phrase along the hem of its veil.

07:57:01 on 10 Oct

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Ceramides are a buzzword in skincare – code for great complexions. We’ve heard they’re good, we’re told we should seek them out in our face creams, but… does anyone know how they work? Unlike retinol or vitamin C there’s less of a fanfare around the specifics of ceramides and how, precisely, they can help our skin.

06:57:01 on 10 Oct

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Let's get the facts straight from the beginning: The G-spot is no mythical creature. It exists. And while it might seem elusive and mysterious, it's not playing hard to get—you just have to know where to look. Here are all the details on where the G-spot is, what you should know about G-spot stimulation, how to have a G-spot orgasm, and more.

11:57:01 on 08 Oct

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Are you a body hair removal obsessive?

A lot of guys just want to be completely hairless. Like, Michael Phelps–style. Why, though? I asked a bunch of my peers, and it turns out most aren't shy about their body hair removal habits. Even the most reticent of gentlemen are happy to tell you why they obsessively remove all—like, all—their body hair. Spoiler alert: It's usually for sex reasons.

10:57:01 on 08 Oct

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The concept of “deepfakes,” those strange, AI-created videos made to simulate real people or even people who don’t exist in frequently unrealistic or pornographic situations, is alarming enough. Now Deeptrace Labs, creator of a service designed to identify deepfakes in the wild, has found that the number of these fake videos is proliferating at an alarming rate.

09:57:01 on 08 Oct

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and your favorite brands are rolling out the goods that support the cause. Shop the products ahead and you'll be making a donation to organizations like Bright Pink, Fashion Fights Cancer, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and more. All with a click.

08:57:01 on 08 Oct

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When it comes to makeup artists, Lan Nguyen-Grealis is one of the most inspiring in the business. Her shoots are groundbreaking, her looks seriously push the boundaries of beauty, she's won countless accolades for her expertise and she's an established author, too. To mark the launch of her new tome, we grilled Lan on the 6 beauty hacks she swears by.

07:57:01 on 08 Oct

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The Joker released two days earlier than the rest of the world in India on October 2, 2019. And just within the last couple of days, it has generated a major buzz among viewers. But for those of you, who still haven’t seen it, let us tell you what the movie is about without giving out any spoiler.

09:05:28 on 08 Oct

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How to find calm in everyday life

With a hectic career, family life and social calendar, it can be difficult to find calm amidst the chaos. Whilst it might not seem like it, one expert believes calmness is all around us if you just know where to look - and finding it will be hugely beneficial for your health and wellbeing. Here, she shares her top tips for finding calm in modern life...

07:57:01 on 08 Oct

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Let's face it: Standard abs exercises like sit-ups and crunches are a little archaic and extremely mundane—not to mention, no amount of crunches or ab moves will turn your stomach into J. Lo's. A lot more goes into what your stomach looks like besides muscles themselves. And, while we've been to covet six-pack abs, you can be strong and fit and love your body without them.

06:57:01 on 08 Oct

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It might seem like a quiet city, but Pune is actually home some of the most exciting pubs and restaurants in India. From an old Irani Cafe that’s been around from the early ’70s to the original Doollally Taproom, there’s actually something for everyone here. Scroll ahead to check out the 14 restaurants in Pune that you can’t afford to miss on your next trip.

09:57:01 on 07 Oct

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Rebounds: Should You Go For Them Or Not?

'Okay distraction'- that's how Urban Dictionary defines a rebound. "On their own, rebounds will never be enough. But they can be an okay distraction." They embrace us when we are at our lowest. Also, they give some much needed validation, especially after we've been left to feel unworthy after a separation.

09:05:28 on 07 Oct

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In a new study, it has been found that aspirin might be capable of reducing the adverse effects of air pollution. The findings published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine highlight that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the effects of air pollution exposure on lung function.

07:05:45 on 07 Oct

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INDIA’S CLAMPDOWN ON the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir is entering its third month, and while the right-wing government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has exerted tight control over the flow of information out of the region. Arundhati Roy, India’s most famous novelist joins Mehdi Hasan to discuss the Kashmir crisis and India’s troubling rightward tilt.

10:05:41 on 05 Oct

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Charly Cox is, quite possibly, the most charismatic person I’ve ever met. It’s impossible not to hang on her every word; she talks eloquently, passionately and softly. If you haven’t come across Charly’s work before, it’s a really honest female telling of experience that delves into her mental health, relationships and inner psyche.

05:57:01 on 05 Oct

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Your Sex Horoscope for the Weekend

Aries: Your fave planet, action-packed Mars, enters Libra today! On Tuesday, lovely Venus enters sexy Scorpio. Your love life is getting heated TF up! This can mean extra extra action in the bedroom or hotter-than-hot arguments between you and your boo. You have a real short fuse, but a little patience and understanding goes a long way with these transits.

10:57:01 on 04 Oct

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For the past several years, doctors and nutrition experts have been adamantly warning the public against eating too much red meat. But this week, a new series of analyses published in the world-renowned Annals of Internal Medicine found that almost all dietary guidelines cautioning against red meat are not backed by high-quality scientific evidence.

06:57:01 on 04 Oct

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It's no secret that veganism is booming right now. In fact, veganism in the UK has risen by a staggering 600% since 2016. Two men leading the charge are Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, who have been dubbed 'the vegan Jamie Olivers'. To mark the launch of their tome we asked them to share the surprising things that actually contain animal products.

05:57:01 on 04 Oct

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