Feeling hassled and unable to cope? Here are 5 apps that will relieve stress

Feeling hassled and unable to cope? Here are 5 apps that will relieve stress

There has been a lot written about the ill effects of stress. It is inescapable and it can damage your body. Over a period of time, it can increase risk of cardiovascular disease, can lead to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in your child, and can even be infectious. ) Just Rain: As anyone who has slept soundly to the sound of rainfall will tell you, it is one of the most soothing experiences. But since it can’t rain through the year, the app Just Rain allows you to simulate its noise and visuals….

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7 breakfast mistakes that are making you fat

7 breakfast mistakes that are making you fat

How many times have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of your day? While you might be aware that skipping breakfast could lead to weight gain, small mistakes you make every morning while preparing your breakfast could also prove to be counter productive for your weight loss regimen. If you’re trying to lose weight within a certain time span, avoid these seven breakfast mistakes. 1. You have flavoured yogurt One of the latest weight loss fads in India are a wide range of expensive, imported yogurt brands that are…

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Kids, are you overworked at school? Here’s how you can cope with the stress

Kids, are you overworked at school? Here’s how you can cope with the stress

Between homework, schoolwork, exams and test anxiety, post-school activities and bullying, kids can be super stressed out, but now, a team of researchers has outlined which coping strategies work best. The study’s lead author Bruce Compas said that learning effective ways to manage stress is especially important for children. “Chronic stress is bad for adults, but it is particularly troublesome for children, because among many other effects, it can cause long-term problems with complex thinking and memory skills, attention, learning and behaviour,” Compas said. For the purposes of the study,…

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Coconut oil: are the health benefits a big fat lie?

Coconut oil: are the health benefits a big fat lie?

Is coconut oil ‘the little black dress of wellbeing’? Photograph: Alamy It wasn’t that long ago that the closest most Britons got to a coconut was at the fairground or on the inside of a Bounty bar. Yet in the past three years, this hard, hairy drupe (that’s the official term) of the coconut palm tree has emerged as the latest “superfood” extolled by celebrities and health food shops for its nutritional, healing and mind-enhancing powers. Aisles of health food shops are packed with bags of flour, snacks, milk, sugar…

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College festivals are getting bigger and better. Here’s a sneak peek

College festivals are getting bigger and better. Here’s a sneak peek

When Pooja Dewolkar applied for a fellowship programme with a reputed national bank in 2014, this is what she wrote on her application: “I was the chairperson of Malhar in 2013, the annual inter-collegiate festival of St Xavier’s College”. It worked in her favour. Her experience at helming a prestigious college-level event led assessors to believe she possessed qualities such as leadership and damage control. Malhar, Dewolkar says, helped her learn to think on her feet and deal with problems on the go. Akhil Dhoot, 23, was a BTech student…

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Food prints are a rage this season. Make the best of this delicious fashion trend

Food prints are a rage this season. Make the best of this delicious fashion trend

Food has been a major source of inspiration for many international design houses. In 1937, designer Elsa Schiaparelli showcased a Lobster dress that became quite a rage. Later, many designers such as Stuart Weitzman and Italian luxury fashion house Moschino came out with food-inspired collections. Chanel also launched a limited edition milk carton shaped minaudière which was a hot selling piece. And in Spring Summer 2017, Dolce & Gabbana showcased a pizza-pasta inspired collection. The trend is becoming popular in India with fashionistas wearing their love for food on their…

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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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70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

70 per cent of digital blood pressure monitors used at homes are “unacceptably inaccurate”, and could cause serious implications for people who rely on them, said researchers in a recent study. The study found that these digital devices weren’t accurate within five mmHg, when compared to the mercury reading of the sphygmomanometer (used by medical practitioners) leading to flaws in making informed health decisions. The devices were off the mark by 10 mmHg about 30 per cent of the time. The findings are extremely relevant given millions of patients are…

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Climate Change Ups Asthma Deaths, to Rise by 20% if Steps Are Not Taken

Climate Change Ups Asthma Deaths, to Rise by 20% if Steps Are Not Taken

In the recent years, much has been spoken about climate change and its devastating effect on the planet. On a day-to-day basis we may not notice the consequences of climate change, but various phenomenons are occurring in the natural environment in more ways than we can imagine. And these changes are also impacting our health, respiratory diseases being seen most commonly than ever before. India will see a 20 per cent rise in asthma-related deaths in the next 10 years if urgent steps to curb climate change and prepare for…

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Senate Republicans are now reliving the House’s health care nightmare

Senate Republicans are now reliving the House’s health care nightmare

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellChip Somodevilla / Getty Images After the unruliness of the House health care debate, which dragged out for months and resulted in an awkward, unsatisfying final product, the Senate sought a better way to fulfill the Republican campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. But three weeks into their negotiations, senators still sound stuck on many of the same issues that fractured Republicans in the lower chamber. The raucous process in the House to pass the American Health Care Act put on full display the deep…

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