The Duchess of Cambridge makes the case for lilac in Emilia Wickstead

The Duchess of Cambridge makes the case for lilac in Emilia Wickstead

t’s the final day of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s European tour today. After wearing a chic bird-printed cocktail dress last night which symbolised the creative ties between the UK and Germany (it was by Markus Lupfer, a German-born, London-based designer), the Duchess took the chance today to fly the flag for British fashion as she headed to Hamburg this morning. Kate turned to one of her favoured British designers, Emilia Wickstead, for an elegant lilac day dress reminiscent of numerous Wickstead creations which she already has in her wardrobe. The New…

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Fast-track your summer body: how to shape up over the weekend

Fast-track your summer body: how to shape up over the weekend

I’m going to show you how to fast track your body to ‘the new gorgeous you’ in just one weekend, and it can be done almost entirely in the comfort of your own home. First of all, be prepared to follow all the instructions here. If you do, you’ll get results. Tips to start Get your food arrangements in order. This also means ditching alcohol for the weekend to get maximum results. Staying hydrated by drinking lots of water will rid your body of toxins. Use good supplements to enhance your food (check with your doctor if you…

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England’s obesity hotspots: how does your area compare?

England’s obesity hotspots: how does your area compare?

besity is an increasing concern in the UK, with the latest figures showing that a quarter of the English population are obese. Across England, some 64.8 per cent of people are of excess weight – comprised of 40.4 per cent of people who are overweight and a further 24.4 per cent who are obese. Between January 2013 and January 2016, the fattest areas in England were Rotherham, Doncaster and Halton, where three in four people were overweight or obese. In Rotherham – the area with the most people of excess weight in England – some…

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DU releases sixth cut-off for remaining seats

DU releases sixth cut-off for remaining seats

With a few seats remaining in certain colleges for some courses, the Delhi University released a sixth cutoff on Friday. Classes have already started in colleges. Admissions to most courses at most colleges have closed. But certain colleges still have a few seats left. The registrar’s office released a list of the lowest cutoff. “The college can either offer the course at the this lowest cutoff, or drop it further,” said a DU official working with admissions. Students would have to visit individual colleges on Saturday to find the cutoff requirement…

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APSET 2017 hall tickets/admit cards released, download them here

APSET 2017 hall tickets/admit cards released, download them here

Andhra University, Visakhapatnam has released the admit cards for Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET) 2017. The examination will be held on July 30. Steps to download the APSET 2017 hall tickets or admit card: 1) Visit the official website of APSET 2017 2) Click on the link for Admit card moving on the top of the page 3) Enter your application number, password and security key on the login page 4) Click on submit 5) Admit card will be displayed on the screen 6) Take a printout Or Check the admit…

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When it’s raining, ditch the gym: 4 DIY workouts you can do at home, in your bedroom

When it’s raining, ditch the gym: 4 DIY workouts you can do at home, in your bedroom

Imagine a day when it is pouring outside. Even getting to your car, to get to the gym risks getting drenched. And yet, you need your daily dose of sweating it out. We have the answer to your troubles. Here are 4 DIY workouts to do in the comfort of your home, as told by Shwetambari Shetty, a Zumba and fitness expert. 1) Movement: Plank Jack How to do it: Begin in plank position, with your shoulders over your wrists, your body in one straight line, and your feet together. Like the…

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Smart breakfast choice for healthy living

Smart breakfast choice for healthy living

Are you skipping your breakfast for any reason? Be cautious! It is the most important meal of the day. If you are avoiding breakfast for reasons such as to lose weight or a busy lifestyle, you are mistaken. You have to be watchful with some knowledge of health and food and have a wholesome breakfast. Your breakfast should fulfil two basic requirements. First, it should be packed with fibre-rich food, lean proteins and healthy fats that can help you stop that famished feeling, providing a high level of satiety. Second,…

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Home remedies to keep pollen and dust allergy at bay

Home remedies to keep pollen and dust allergy at bay

The weather is now pleasant. One is tempted to go out and have fun. But, there is trouble in the wind for those who are sensitive to irritants like dust and pollen. The early unexpected rise in temperature has led to tree pollination – a longer season of sufferings for the allergy prone. For some, it is an annual feature to struggle with this allergy in the ongoing season of dust mites and pollination. If you are a regular patient of seasonal allergies, plan ahead how to deal with it…

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Control blood pressure with delicious food

Control blood pressure with delicious food

Hit your daily meal with a nutritional punch. Add some fresh wholesome foods that are truly more powerful than others, in the sense they share more than the fair share of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Having less calories and fats, they contain essential phyto-chemicals which may protect you against many diseases. Blood pressure is one of the most common sedentary lifestyle diseases today. However, this is not necessarily a cause for alarm, yet can cause health problems if it is not treated for a long time. It is the…

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Turmeric may help fight breast cancer

Turmeric may help fight breast cancer

Breast cancer is no more a disease linked to developed countries only. It is on the rise among women of developing and under developed world as well. Increasingly becoming the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in females, this dreadful disease needs to be prevented and treated in the best possible ways. The reason for increasing numbers of patients can partially be due to the fact that breast cancer awareness among women is growing rapidly and more are being diagnosed than before. Besides this, there are several other factors like increase…

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