Should you be sleeping twice a day instead of once?

Should you be sleeping twice a day instead of once?

Should you be sleeping twice a day instead of once? (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) A shocker for most, a study suggested that what may suit our bodies better than sleeping once a day is sleeping twice a day. Two shorter slumbers may suit our body clocks better than one long eight-hour sleep. Many doctors and sleepresearchers are suggesting that sleeping twice a day could only be a modern concept, which came along the advent of electricity. Are we sleeping the wrong way? There are many countries and cultures that follow the…

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Mercury to repair teeth a bad fix for your health

Mercury to repair teeth a bad fix for your health

Mercury has been a critical component of dental amalgam fillings for decades. But a recent decision by European Union to phase out its usage among children and pregnant women has renewed the debate on its harmful effects. In India, Toxics Link, a non-government organisation working on chemical pollution, has written to Dental Council of India (DCI) seeking ban on its use. “Children lose their milk tooth, hence filling cavities with mercury amalgam only generates more mercury bearing waste and also exposes the child to further risks of mercury toxicity,” claimed…

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A white Ambassador and lal batti are to kill for: Why the civil services coaching bazaar survives

A white Ambassador and lal batti are to kill for: Why the civil services coaching bazaar survives

New Delhi: A two-lane road leads up to the Batra Complex in Mukherjee Nagar, and it is not the one less travelled. Thousands flock here from every nook and corner of India to prepare for various competitive exams, particularly the civil services, at many big and small coaching centres, making for a multi-crore-rupee industry. The years of prep and money spent will be put to test on Sunday, when over 11.36 lakh aspirants will take the civil services exam preliminary, the first step towards joining India’s elite bureaucracy. Coaching hubs…

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Listen to Your Gut: A Four Step Formula to Cleanse Your Digestion

Listen to Your Gut: A Four Step Formula to Cleanse Your Digestion

The New York Times’ bestselling author, Alejandro Junger, calls gut the second brain in the human body. It has a completely separate mechanism of its own with a streamlined protocol in place, which once disrupted, can wreak havoc on your health. You ignore your gut health and it will take you down. Interestingly, gastrointestinal disorders plague most of us. What starts as simple bloating, cramping or abdominal discomfort may also lead to severe conditions like obstruction, bleeding, constipation etc. So how do you ensure that your gut’s ‘flora and fauna’…

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Valuable Guide to Buy a Diamond Necklace

Valuable Guide to Buy a Diamond Necklace

A diamond necklace surely makes for a wonderful gift that any woman can receive, however, choosing a necklace is not very easy. You need to consider a lot of things like for instance, the pattern, the pendant, chain, etc. In this write-up, we provide you tips to buy a diamond necklace. If you are looking to buy a special gift for the most important woman in your life, be it your wife, sister, mother or girlfriend, there is nothing as beautiful and unique like a diamond jewellery. Diamonds, just as…

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After a 10-year gap, lotuses bloom in national park near Bangkok

After a 10-year gap, lotuses bloom in national park near Bangkok

For the first time in a decade a Thai lake has given up its dazzling secret – the pink blooms of tens of thousands of lotuses. The sea of colour in Khao Sam Roi Yot national park, three hours south of Bangkok, is a show-stopping feat of nature that has locals hoping for a tourist bonanza. But it has also sparked warnings over the fragility of the environment with park rangers pleading with people not to visit until the lake is healthy enough to deal with an influx of tourists….

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6 stylish ways to wear a denim jacket

6 stylish ways to wear a denim jacket

Denim is the biggest trend of the season and has been ruling fashion for many years now. From denim jackets to shirts and even dresses, this fabric is more than ‘just jeans’. And when it comes to summer layering, a denim jacket is the most versatile look and works with everything. The key to work this piece is all about styling it with the right clothes. Here are 6 fashionable ways you can style this jacket: Denim on denim look This look is one of the most popular denim trends….

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Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Now Available at a Discount on Amazon India

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Now Available at a Discount on Amazon India

After announcing several discounts for the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro, Amazon India is now offering a Rs. 2,000 discount on the smartphone, which is an Amazon-exclusive. The Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro is now available at a price of Rs. 25,990. Amazon India is also offering Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro buyers an additional Rs. 2,000 discount on exchange, though that didn’t seem to apply when we tried. If you choose to pay using the credit card EMI option from select banks, you can further avail up to Rs. 2,000 cashback as…

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A Protein in Cucumbers, Potatoes and Other Vegetables Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

A Protein in Cucumbers, Potatoes and Other Vegetables Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Health experts, we should eat at least five portions of fruits and vegetables everyday as they’re a great source of fiber, antioxidants and several other vitamins and minerals. But are all vegetables as healthy as we think they are? They may not be, according to this new study. Some health experts are now claiming that you should go easy on vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes and potatoes as they contain a protein that may lead to Alzheimer’s disease. According to a study conducted by Dr. Steven Gundry, a heart…

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Deepika Padukone is a sheer delight in Marchesa gown for Cannes 2017

Deepika Padukone is a sheer delight in Marchesa gown for Cannes 2017

Not all celebrities can pull off runway’s risque fashion. But our homegirl, Deepika Padukonewho’s tried her hand at modeling before is a pro at pulling off any outfit with elan. This time she worked a beautiful sheer gown by Marchesa at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival. The plum gown was a sheer delight on Deepika’s petite body. It seemed like it had a shimmery body suit inside which was beautifully showcased by the see-through fabric. While many may think Deepika likes to play it safe with her fashion choices,…

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