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Actor Sara Ali Khan may have joined the film industry only last year but she has already earned her spurs with her debut film Kedarnath and the blockbuster Simmba with Ranveer Singh. However, it didn’t come easy for the starkid who weighed over 90 kilograms before making her debut. Sara has spoken about her struggles with PCOD that led to her excessive weight gain.

05:13:59 on 18 Apr

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People’s ability to think logically suffers when they are faced with arguments that go against their political belief systems, a study has found. The research, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, also shows that when confronted with the unsound reasoning of opposing groups, people become better able to identify flawed logic.

04:59:20 on 18 Apr

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Does an older friend or relative have a hard time hanging up on telemarketers? New research suggests seniors who aren’t on guard against scams also might be at risk for eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease. Elder fraud is a huge problem, and Monday’s study doesn’t mean that people who fall prey to a con artist have some sort of dementia brewing.

04:18:24 on 18 Apr

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Does Caffeine Help A Headache Or Not?

If a cup of coffee is your go-to remedy for a pesky headache, here’s some confusing news: You may or may not be making your headache worse. According to experts, caffeine can both relieve and worsen a headache; the outcome depends on multiple factors specific to you and your habits.

04:11:03 on 18 Apr

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5 DIY hairstyles you can steal from

Winter is officially here as the worldwide phenomenon Game of Thrones premiered its’s eight and final season in the early hours of Monday and it won’t be an exaggeration to conclude that the audience wants to see more of where the show is heading. Take a cue from the leading ladies of seven kingdoms including Sansa, Arya and Daenerys to try your next interesting hairdo.

03:05:19 on 18 Apr

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While the temperatures of Delhi are shooting with every passing day, Deepika Padukone continues to shoot for her upcoming film Chhapaak in the capital. Beating the heat, Deepika Padukone is taking extensive care to shield herself from the rising heat, along with the help of her team. Interestingly Deepika Padukone has been sipping on "Sattu" at regular intervals.

02:40:08 on 18 Apr

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The new array of haute hoods are a long way from hoodies (which we binged on during 2016) and rainproof outerwear. Designed to jumpstart your evening look—adorning slick one-pieces, column dresses and side-split gowns—these are about as far from sporty as you can get. This is a trend that is bound to key celebrity appearances during the 1940s, 1980s and 2000s.

12:06:59 on 18 Apr

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Secret single behaviours,” or SSBs, for short, are the weird things women do when they're home alone. An SSB can be any weird little habit or indulgence people enjoy when they’re home by themselves — the kinds of things they would probably be too shy, uncomfortable or embarrassed to do in the presence of another human being, namely a significant other.

12:00:17 on 18 Apr

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The World Heritage Day is observed every year on April 18 to celebrate and promote cultural heritage across the world. The top five countries with most world heritage sites are Italy (54), China (53), Spain (47), Germany (44) and France (44). We suggest you add at least these five heritage wonders to your travel bucket list.

10:51:19 on 18 Apr

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Whether she is walking the red carpet or the streets of Manhattan, Priyanka Chopra never shies away from making a statement with her clothing. Yesterday, the actor was spotted in an interesting and bold street style look in New York. Chopra styled a basic white T-shirt with a pair of cropped white pants and a matching white jacket that featured neon lining.

09:10:02 on 18 Apr

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Encouraging your kids to share the same room at home can impact their overall development. Here are some reasons siblings should share a room, at least till the age they are comfortable in each other’s presence. Sharing a room not only helps develop a better bonding between siblings but also inculcates in them certain values which help them later in life.

04:57:02 on 18 Apr

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The bridal glow is every bride's dream. Don't let the harsh summer come in your way, and work your way towards it by keeping yourself hydrated and moisturised, say experts. Here are some easy tips by Hardhad Malve, Head Medical, Nestle Skin Health (Cetaphil) and Satish Bhatia (M.D.), dermatologist and cutaneous surgeon, to make you glow on your big day.

04:27:02 on 18 Apr

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Are women better at hiding infidelity?

You can't hide your lying eyes: scientists have revealed that women can judge whether a man is likely to be unfaithful just by looking at his face but men are less able to spot a cheating woman. Researchers took a group of 1,500 people and showed them pictures of 189 Caucasian adults, having first asked them if they had been unfaithful to their partners.

03:57:01 on 18 Apr

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After a long night of partying, most of us are guilty of hitting the bed directly without bothering to remove our makeup. Aren't we? Even if you don't follow a daily skincare routine to take care of your beauty needs, any skin expert will tell you that not removing makeup is by far the worst thing you can do to your skin.

03:25:01 on 18 Apr

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There is a perception amongst Scotch whisky drinkers all across the world that single malts are superior to blended scotches. This idea has grown in popularity over the past two decades, fed largely by economic forces and opportunistic marketers. Firstly, single malts and blended scotches are both produced by blending different scotch whiskies together.

02:25:01 on 18 Apr

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Occupying the sweet spot at the intersection of not-too-straight-but-not-too-curly-either, wavy hairstyles are almost a prerequisite for summers. The great part is—it’s versatile. Whether your summer to-do list involves lounging by the poolside or getting your bling on for a sundowner, there’s a wavy hairstyle for every occasion.

01:25:01 on 18 Apr

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A novel type of training called mindful body awareness training, which is undertaken during treatment for drug addiction, helps prevent relapse, recent findings suggest. According to the study, the training helps people better understand the physical and emotional signals in their body and how they can respond to these to help them better regulate and engage in self-care.

12:57:02 on 18 Apr

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People who regularly use cannabis may require more than two times the usual level of sedation when undergoing medical procedures, warns a new study. “Some of the sedative medications have dose-dependent side effects, meaning the higher the dose, the greater likelihood for problems,” said lead researcher Mark Twardowski from Western Medical Associates in Colorado, US.

11:57:01 on 17 Apr

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Tips to sway your anger in the digital age

Are you frustrated with your monotonous work routine and the pressure of deadlines? Is the daily news on hate crimes, murders, warmongering, terrorism and rapes making you experience a bout of negativity, so much so that you want to throw up? Are you sick of the maddening world of social media and the perpetual cyber bullying? We assume it’s a Yes.

11:27:01 on 17 Apr

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It is Jaya Prada’s tragedy that despite being a three-time MP, she makes news when men pass comments about her. Azam Khan, nine-time MLA from Rampur, who is currently taking on Jaya Prada in his bastion, recently reduced the actor to the supposedly “khaki” colour of her underwear.

09:25:01 on 17 Apr

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Kay, let me just start by saying SCOTT DISICK WYD?! Our beloved appears to be going down the same questionable #SponCon path as his Kardashian sister-friends, recently hitting Instagram to post an #ad for weight loss "shots." Fans are fully losing it in his comments while also voicing some very real concerns about Scott promoting this kinda product!

08:26:01 on 17 Apr

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Consider your favourite makeup products like cricket players in the IPL—even the top hitters get swapped out some seasons. While you might be super loyal to your makeup products, summer can be the time some oft-overlooked players make winning runs. Below, we put together a roadmap of the best makeup switches that’ll solve all your summer beauty problems.

07:25:01 on 17 Apr

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At St. Catherine’s Monastery at the foot of Egypt’s Mount Sinai, the silence in the library is broken only by low electrical humming, as an early manuscript is bathed in green light. A team from Greece are photographing thousands of fragile manuscripts and merging them with computer software to create a single high-quality colour picture.

05:57:01 on 17 Apr

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Actor Anushka Sharma along with husband Virat Kohli played the perfect host to IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore along with MS Dhoni and others present at the dinner. The Zero actor looked stunning in a combination of a blue top and white skirt with interesting silhouettes and pleats. She kept her hair open and accessorised with a watch.

05:14:47 on 17 Apr

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Alia Bhatt has been busy promoting her recently-released film Kalank, giving us major ethnic fashion goals, one after the other. And while she has been impressive in the past, it seems like she had saved the best for the last. Styled by celebrity stylist Ami Patel, the actor was recently spotted in a multi-colour custom-made Tarun Tahiliani sari.

03:46:28 on 17 Apr

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Actor Shilpa Shetty is a fitness enthusiast and an inspiration to many. Her recent video will especially inspire young mothers. In a new video, the actor can be seen doing triceps dips with her six-year-old son, sitting on her lap. Shilpa reveals the video is part of her ‘partner workout’ with Viaan acting as her weights.

03:05:18 on 17 Apr

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Changing seasons means serious adjustments in your skincare as your skin tries to adapt to different conditions, whether it’s extreme cold, high humidity, heat or harsh winds. But whatever aggressors the environment throws at you, following a smart skin care routine will help your skin weather any conditions. Don’t let a change in the weather throw your skin off course.

12:05:08 on 17 Apr

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One of the most auspicious festivals for the Jain community, Mahavir Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism. This year, Mahavir Jayanti is being celebrated on April 17 to observe peace, harmony and to spread the teachings of Lord Mahavira. The day is comprised of religious processions, prayers and teachings.

11:13:42 on 17 Apr

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Chennai, want to walk on a rope?

Slacklining is the coolest thing since sliced bread. It is tight rope walking that you see in circuses, sans the fear of imminent death. Slacklining is slowly gaining pace in Chennai with informal sessions every weekend. The biggest draw is that it’s a physical activity that’s fun, especially when there’s a group around to support you. Even watching is fun too.

10:30:43 on 17 Apr

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Walking program for beginners

If you have decided to take up walking as a part of your health goals for 2019, to lose weight or for better health, you won’t be disappointed. Walking is the most convenient and the best form of physical activity for good health and weight management. Walking as an activity does not drain you out like painful workouts.

05:27:01 on 17 Apr

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About 25.5% of school children in India have been found to have an abnormal vision, as per a recent school health screening survey. The number of children with uncorrected myopia/ hyperopia and wearing glasses touched nearly 50 per cent in the higher-secondary section indicating that potentially one in every two children may need glasses, as per the survey.

04:57:01 on 17 Apr

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"Modern Family" fame actress Ariel Winter says her new antidepressant medication helped her in losing weight. Ariel, who was often body shamed for her sudden weight gain in the past couple of years, spoke about her weight issues and how she has now lost the extra pounds during a question and answer session on Instagram Stories, reported usatoday.com.

04:27:01 on 17 Apr

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With the final season of GoT premiering worldwide on April 15, the return of some of the epic hairstyles is inevitable. Now, everyone might not be a big fan of the storyline, with the gruesome deaths and the objectification of women, but the hairstyles don’t disappoint. The show’s leading ladies have been an inspiration to people who love to experiment with their hair.

03:57:01 on 17 Apr

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Looking for ways to bring about a change in your beauty routine by turning to herbal ingredients? Natural ingredients can no doubt work wonders for your skin, hair and body with their enriching properties. Among the various herbs that hold great value in the ancient science of Ayurveda, a top pick is undoubtedly neem.

02:55:01 on 17 Apr

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Small seals on the shores of Baku Bay: this show is no more than a childhood memory for the natives of the capital of Azerbaijan, as a result of pollution and climate change affecting the Caspian Sea. Hunted intensely until recently, this mammal now suffers mainly from industrial pollution, which makes it particularly sterile.

02:25:02 on 17 Apr

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Hot, sticky weather presents many challenges but nothing a chic summer wardrobe and a handy app, can’t fix. Summer is around the corner once again and you know what that means? If you’re wondering where to start and how to figure out what you need, we’ve got plenty of ideas.

01:55:01 on 17 Apr

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If the last time you used a hair detangler was when your mom sprayed that fruity-smelling one all over your knots when you were 10...you've got some catching up to do. Because the detanglers of 2019 are actually one of the most important, and completely underrated, products you could (and should!) have in your bathroom.

12:57:01 on 17 Apr

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A new study has claimed that college students, if subjected to even one among negative habits such as heavy drinking or substance abuse, can end up living a life of mental distress, lack of sleep, low grades and poor lifestyle choices. In this study, it was found that Low mental distress in college students was associated with no substance abuse.

12:27:01 on 17 Apr

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From minimalist negative space manicures to over-the-top embellishments, nail art designs are swinging from one extreme to another this season. We sifted through the stack to pick out the most popular designs and help you zero down on the manicure you want to flaunt this season. Scroll ahead for our recommendations.

11:57:02 on 16 Apr

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Our collective attention span is indeed narrowing. It is also not only limited to social media but across various domains including books, web searches, movie popularity, and more, says a new study. According to the study published in the journal Nature Communications, the public discussion can appear to be increasingly fragmented and accelerated.

11:27:01 on 16 Apr

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If technology magazines are to be believed, Artificial Intelligence (AI) would have to make moral choices in the very near future. Futurologists like Ray Kurzweil predict that by 2029, we would have machines that can do all things that humans do today and could even better them. But can humans do a good job of coaching AI to exercise moral choices?

09:57:01 on 16 Apr

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Accessories form an integral part of your outfits, especially because a good handbag is bound to go a long way and can be styled with almost all your outfits if it is in a neutral colour. Hence, it is no shocker that Bollywood stars including Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra love to invest in expensive bags.

09:40:01 on 16 Apr

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Solo travelling is not just about travelling but about satisfying your craving for finding the real you. There is some journey on which you should embark alone as these destinations are the doorways of self-discovery and some great adventure. It is always advisable to push your limits and move out of our comfort zone to explore the newer possibilities.

08:42:01 on 16 Apr

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In a new study, psychologists have found that smiling indeed makes people feel happier. The study published in the journal ‘Psychological Bulletin’ looked at nearly 50 years of data testing whether facial expressions can lead people to feel the emotions related to those expressions. According to the study, facial expressions have a small impact on feelings.

07:35:58 on 16 Apr

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Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition in which the pressure of the blood against the vessel walls is consistently elevated. Hypertension is characterised by a blood pressure reading of over 140/90. A new study has indicated that extracts from the summer fruit watermelon may prove helpful for patients suffering from hypertension.

07:01:56 on 16 Apr

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Dispel sleeping myths for a healthier life

People holding sleep myths- like five hours of sleep is sufficient for them, snoring has no harm- are at a significant health threat, reveals a new study. Researchers reviewed more than 8000 websites to identify 20 most common assumptions about sleep. They ranked them based on whether each could be dispelled as a myth or supported by scientific evidence.

03:36:55 on 16 Apr

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As farmer Li Bingcai opened the door to his cockroach farm in southwest China, an insect the size of a dart flew into his face. Picking the critter off his forehead, he tossed it back into the dark room where some 10 million more of its kind scurried around, housed in wooden frames perched on shelves. Li breeds them forhuman consumption.

03:34:12 on 16 Apr

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Karan Johar’s magnum opus Kalank is all set to release and recently a special screening of the film was hosted. Along with the actors, a host of celebrities also attended the event. Mostly seen in ethnic attires, Alia Bhatt was seen donning a lovely dress from the label Pero. The dress was paired with a denim jacket. Strappy heels and dewy make-up completed the look.

03:27:29 on 16 Apr

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Dance has the ability to heal. For me, health is a state of mind & fitness is a way of life. A fit body homes a healthy mind. This is the most important health benefit of dance, that aligns the mind, body and spirit. In fact, music in itself is therapeutic. Dance is a physical interpretation of what the music says. It is a great way to release energy & vent out emotions.

03:00:50 on 16 Apr

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You know the saying “the road to hell is paved with good intentions?” It applies big-time to things we do to be greener. Many of those seemingly sustainable choices you’re making may not be as eco-friendly as they seem. That’s because there’s a lot of money to be made by marketing items as environmentally-friendly, regardless of whether or not they actually are.

01:57:01 on 16 Apr

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Charlie Chaplin, the creative legend of the silent film era, made his audience laugh and cry... cry from laughter. With his silent yet expressive acting, he was a powerful storyteller and brought the screen alive with his presence. On Charlie Chaplin's 130th birth anniversary today here's remembering the creative hero with some his most memorable quotes.

12:56:45 on 16 Apr

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It’s 2019, and the airport looks rank almost as high as red carpet and runway looks. Some celebrities prefer sticking to their go-to travel looks, while others like trying something new every time they step out for a flight. But if we had to zero down on the one essential that has been an integral part of celebrity travel wardrobes, it would have to denim.

11:15:34 on 16 Apr

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Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly known as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications.

05:27:01 on 16 Apr

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It was while stuffing my face at Bukhara in Delhi that the thought occurred to me: what unites India? Cricket and Bollywood perhaps. What else? Then the aunties walked in. There must have been about 20 of them. With their short grey hair and neat salwar-kameezes, they looked cool and elegant. So dignified, I thought, until the comments started flying.

04:57:01 on 16 Apr

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We’d gone through this before. I knew we had. I was staring at a co-worker with a flabbergasted look on my face wondering how a pivotal project had encountered a significant delay…again. I could feel my blood pressure rising as my heart raced, propelling me toward a full-blown melt down. In the end, I didn’t completely overreact. Here’s how you can do the same.

04:25:02 on 16 Apr

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Smile to stay hale and hearty

In a new study, psychologists have found that smiling indeed makes people feel happier. The study published in the journal 'Psychological Bulletin' looked at nearly 50 years of data testing whether facial expressions can lead people to feel the emotions related to those expressions.

03:55:01 on 16 Apr

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Eating disorders are psychiatric conditions related to irregular eating habits and behaviours that affect over 10 million people across the world. People with eating disorders typically become pre-occupied with food and their body weight, size and shape, psychiatrist Dr Sanjay Chugh told Huffpost India.

03:25:01 on 16 Apr

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While teeth-whitening products may guarantee a bright smile, according to recent findings these products are capable of harming protein-rich tooth layers. In three new studies, researchers found that hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient in over-the-counter whitening strips, can damage the protein-rich dentin tissue found beneath the tooth's protective enamel.

02:55:01 on 16 Apr

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Nothing is more annoying than a scalp that’s irritated and sensitive, often resulting in flaky shedding or dandruff. We spoke to haircare experts—a leading dermatologist and an ace hairstylist—to list out tried-and-tested scalp purifying hair remedies you can whip up at home to reduce dandruff and soothe an irritated scalp.

02:25:01 on 16 Apr

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Researchers have created an app that may predict the likelihood of developing an incisional hernia following abdominal surgery, using Big Data analytics to potentially help address a problem affects one out of every eight of these surgical patients. The team developed the app utilising electronic health records to identify the most common risk factors for patients.

01:56:01 on 16 Apr

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As temperatures soar, parents are left wondering about how to meet the hydration requirements in kids from the food and drinks they consume, and not everything that children like to have in summer is necessarily hydrating, nourishing and immunity-building. Seasonal fruits top the charts when it comes to Ayurvedic recommendations for summer.

01:26:01 on 16 Apr

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A lot of us may be struggling to lose those last extra pounds that just refuse to budge. The easiest way to cut calories from your meals and to fasten your weight loss process is to add some fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables to your summer diet and bell pepper is one such vegetable that you should be eating this summer.

11:57:01 on 15 Apr

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A recent study has claimed that with the climate getting warmer with every passing year, the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is expanding rapidly. Mosquito-borne diseases set to flourish as climate gets warmer.

11:27:01 on 15 Apr

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The iconic Pudumandapam in the heart of Madurai in Tamil Nadu, has come alive with the colours of Chithirai, this year, after remaining closed for months. The traders are back in business and the shoppers are already swarming in.

07:30:41 on 15 Apr

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Skirt suits are making a comeback and how. This iconic and chic outfit was seen during the 80s and 90s a number of times on Princess Diana and it made quite the trend at that time. Bollywood actors also seem to pick up this trend as Priyanka Chopra and Sonam Kapoor were seen in their own rendition of this timeless outfit.

01:16:34 on 15 Apr

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People with Type 2 Diabetes (TED) should opt for eggs for breakfast, a recent study suggests. According to the findings, a high-fat, low-carb breakfast (LCBF) can help those with T2D control blood sugar levels throughout the day. According to Little, breakfast is consistently the “problem” meal that leads to the largest blood sugar spikes for people with T2D.

12:58:51 on 15 Apr

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Vishu is celebrated as the New Year primarily by people in Kerala. The Malayalam New Year festival also marks the spring equinox. The day begins with devotees offering their prayers to Lord Krishna and visiting temples such as Sabarimala Ayyappan Temple, Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple or Kulathupuzha Sree BaalaShastha Temple.

12:11:09 on 15 Apr

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Michelle Obama is making fashion waves across the pond. The former first lady wore a pink suit covered in crystal embellishments in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Tuesday during the first stop on her European book tour for “Becoming.” Stine Goya, a Copenhagen-based designer, made Obama’s suit.

11:56:16 on 15 Apr

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When you love porn more than your parents

An Indiana man is suing his parents for getting rid of his vast pornography collection, which he estimates is worth $29,000. The 40-year-old man last week filed a lawsuit in federal court in Michigan, where he moved in with his parents in 2016 following a divorce. The man filed a complaint with police, but the Ottawa County prosecutor declined to press charges.

11:08:43 on 15 Apr

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Researchers have identified a stem cell protein that may play an important role in finding cure for blood cancer. The study, done on mice, suggests a stem cell protein called Asrij is a novel regulator of wild type tumour suppressor p53 stability in HSCs. According to the study inactivation of the tumour suppressor p53 is essential for unrestrained growth of cancers.

07:27:01 on 15 Apr

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Happy Vishu 2019 : Wishes & Photos

Vishu, which usually falls in the month of April, is the Malayalam New Year festival and is celebrated across the states of Kerala and Karnataka with much joy and fanfare. The word Vishu means ‘equal’ in Sanskrit, and it marks the sun’s transit to the Mesha rashi. This year the festival, which also represents the spring equinox, will be celebrated on April 15.

06:57:02 on 15 Apr

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Seldom does Priyanka Chopra ever disappoint us with her ensembles. While the actress is known to don mostly in pants and denim for her street style, recently PeeCee wore a rather odd print. With a quirky blue and neon yellow floral Blumarine blouse, the 36-year-old accessorised her look with Ximena Kavalekas handbag and Jimmy Choo neon yellow pumps.

03:57:01 on 15 Apr

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Pollen the major cause of seasonal allergy

You already know that allergy season has arrived when you start sneezing frequently. A new study has found that allergy season has worsened because of increased pollen count and changing the climate. With rising temperature, the situation is likely to get worst for allergies because plants like ragweed will start migrating.

12:27:02 on 15 Apr

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The couple, who are in their late 20s and met on Tinder three years ago, say their relationship is otherwise healthy and happy. Alex says she has a high sex drive and desire for her partner, but her partner’s career worries, and the uncertainty they live with about money and housing, means that once they are in bed, sex is the last thing on their minds.

11:57:02 on 14 Apr

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Want a low salt diet but no compromise with the taste? Researchers at Washington State University have found a new way that can make your food taste salty but with less sodium chloride which is linked to poor health. The following study was published in the Journal of Food & Science.

11:27:01 on 14 Apr

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In a first, a major retail brand has been penalized for asking customers to pay for paper bags. Shoemaker Bata India Limited has been asked to pay Rs 9,000 to a consumer for asking to pay Rs 3 for a paper bag. According to a report in India Today, a Chandigarh based customer filed a complaint with the Consumer Forum.

10:17:36 on 14 Apr

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’Tis the season of sandals—and there is nothing like a fresh pedicure. Toes, no matter how knobby or crooked, are suddenly elevated. But for those who find themselves facing the first truly warm day of summer with a less-than-stellar pedicure and who still want to let their toes wriggle free? There is a way to rehab that hungover, chipped nail polish—on every other toe.

09:46:58 on 14 Apr

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Sneakers are the ultimate comfort and style combination and are proving to be the most versatile footwear right now. Sneakers can be styled with dresses, jeans, India attires and almost every piece of clothing out there. The sneakers trend has been around for quite some time now and it is going to stay in the fashion industry for a very long time.

09:15:55 on 14 Apr

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5 women authors pick their heroes

This week we have 5 female authors talk about their favourite literary heroes. Bertie Wooster from P.G. Wodehouse picked by Kiran Manral, Bhima in Randamoozham by Anita Nair, Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind by Rakhshanda Jalil, Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities by Andaleeb Wajid and The Professor in The Housekeeper and the Professor by Abeer Hoque.

08:21:03 on 14 Apr

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Dragging myself out of bed after a night shoot for a meeting at my kid’s school wasn’t something I was ecstatic about. Well, not until I met a fabulous teacher, as rare as a breath of fresh air in this city. She told us that our kids need to focus on play. Yup, this isn’t a typo. She implored us to seek a balance for our children and then tip the scales towards play.

07:26:51 on 14 Apr

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Many people have passion for their work. If you’re someone whose passions are both personally fulfilling and a means to a financial end, you’re lucky. But it’s also important that you take time to indulge in passions that don’t really have a point. Nearly everything you produce at your job is aimed at some objective and is being evaluated at some level.

06:15:41 on 14 Apr

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Shopping is considered therapeutic by many. And now, this phenomenon has been noticed by researchers too. Recent findings suggest that people are increasingly turning to commercial settings as outlets for their emotions. It is well understood that consumers seek out leisure activities and vacations in order to escape from daily life and real-world problems.

05:42:23 on 14 Apr

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3 Books You Must Read This Election Season

Update your knowledge of India's elections and democratic system with these books on the dynamics of successful campaigning; There are also 9 landmark judgements that advance the Constitution's principles of liberty, equality, fraternity; And finally a history of all the Indian elections that have happened till date. The Bookshelf is electorally-inclined for the weekend.

11:54:57 on 14 Apr

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While we are celebrating the 128th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar here's a lesser known fact about him. “Democracy will not work for the simple reason we have got a social structure which is totally incompatible with parliamentary democracy.” This is what BR Ambedkar had to say when he was asked whether he thought democracy and elections would be successful in India.

10:15:03 on 14 Apr

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A recent study has established what women have been wondering for a while now. Men sometimes act less interested in sex, in order to get it, the findings suggest. When heterosexuals have casual sex, previous research indicates it is typically the woman who sets the boundaries. If she's not interested, usually nothing will happen.

01:55:01 on 14 Apr

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These days no one's life is stress-free. Everyone is dealing with different kinds of stress - be it from work, family, society - there are countless reasons. It is imperative to calm down and ease the tension in order to prevent adverse health effects. Not all of us realise that stress is the root cause of various health problems like stroke and cardiovascular disease.

01:27:01 on 14 Apr

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What’s love got to do with it

Isn’t it a strange juxtaposition that there is an overuse of the word love and yet there is hardly much of the real heartfelt emotion around, especially with the more self-absorbed, mobile addicted gen next? For that matter even the millennials? Life’s gift is in warmth, love and friendship to nurture your companionship.

12:57:02 on 14 Apr

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A study suggests that hospitals need to disseminate the idea of washing hands, to their patients too, apart from their staff. The study was published in the Journal ‘Clinical Infectious Diseases’. The study gathered data from 399 hospitals, in which it was revealed that fourteen per cent of the hospital patients had ‘superbug’ antibiotic-resistant bacteria on their hands.

11:57:02 on 13 Apr

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In just seven years, Alia Bhatt has established herself as one of the most powerful performers from the current generation, and the actor says if she gets a good opportunity she would like venture into Hollywood. The 26-year-old actor, who will soon make her debut in Telugu cinema with SS Rajamouli's RRR, said entering any new industry would be a tough task.

11:27:01 on 13 Apr

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The cast of Kalank has been busy promoting the film which is scheduled to release on April 17. Recently, Sinha and Bhatt were in the Capital for a promotional event, and much like their previous looks looked lovely in ethnic wear. Styled by celebrity stylist Ami Patel, Bhatt looked resplendent in a cream-coloured anarkali suit from designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

10:27:01 on 13 Apr

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Nobody wants to be in a toxic relationship. For a healthy and fulfilling relationship, it’s essential that both partners should be in balance. They should be able to contribute and share their thoughts, opinions and feelings equally and without any fear. But mostly, apart from individual differences, a major cause of power imbalance is existence of societal structures.

07:00:42 on 13 Apr

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If you are in a process of learning new skills, then taking short breaks in between may help you grasp it better, say researchers. The study, published in the journal Current Biology, suggests our brains probably take short rest periods to strengthen memories. The study suggests our brains probably take short rest periods to strengthen memories.

06:00:03 on 13 Apr

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BJP president Amit Shah Saturday accused the Congress of doing 'Ilu Ilu' with terrorists, in an apparent reference to a popular Bollywood love song from the nineties. In the song, 'Ilu Ilu' is an acronym for I love you. Shah claimed that during the Congress's 10-year tenure, no action was taken even when terrorists took away heads of Indian soldiers.

05:46:18 on 13 Apr

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Every organization has a defined set of guidelines to hire people. These guidelines are laid down in order to ensure that the hiring process is just, neutral and unprejudiced. But it has been noticed that unconscious or unintended bias is an inescapable and inevitable part of any hiring process.

05:01:47 on 13 Apr

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Most people think they are constipated but are actually not. Frequency of motions may differ from person to person. Most people pass motion everyday whereas it may be normal for some to pass motion every other day or 3 to 4 times a week. If you notice a change in your bowel movements, don’t reach out for a laxative immediately. Figure out root cause of constipation.

03:37:41 on 13 Apr

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Taking the stairs, cycling or walking to work may help you live longer, regardless of age, sex and starting fitness level, a large-scale study unveiled on Friday claims. “People think they have to start going to the gym and exercising hard to get fitter,” said Elin Ekblom-Bak, from the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences in Stockholm.

02:57:25 on 13 Apr

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Global make-up icon Bobbi Brown, who found global fame by following her passion to make women look beautiful in a natural way, finds the idea of her life story finding a way to the silver screen overwhelming. "That would be overwhelming," said Brown when asked about the idea of a film based on her life.

02:35:28 on 13 Apr

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Talk about some exciting news! According to reports Sara Ali Khan has bagged a whopping endorsement deal with a popular shoe brand, also endorsed by Virat Kohli. Yes, turns out Sara has replaced Disha Patani, who has been the face of this shoe brand since quite some time. However, the replacement has been a mutual decision between the brand and Disha.

01:01:46 on 13 Apr

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In a time when people usually disappear behind their phones via ghosting, orbiting, or benching -- it’s easy to see how technology has completely changed the way young people navigate dating and relationships, and this is particularly true for endings and breakups. In fact, it feels like none of us has any idea what the hell we’re doing.

10:14:28 on 13 Apr

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In a world striving to achieve global peace, the rights of children comprise an integral component of the journey. Although most countries allocate a significant budget to support children living in childcare institutions, the actual state of care is disappointing to say the least.

05:27:02 on 13 Apr

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