This is how your bedroom will help you sleep better

This is how your bedroom will help you sleep better

Is your bedroom helping you sleep better? As sleep becomes a much talked about wellness concept, bedrooms are turning into sleep sanctuaries. Sleep entrepreneurs and designers are getting innovative. From swinging beds to weight blankets – new furniture forms are being invented. For a good night’s sleep, it’s essential that your bedroom has little furniture and is clutter-free. Interior designer Kunal Mehta says, “Bedroom is the most luxurious and personal space in any home. Beautify your room with posh cushions and rugs. They’ll help muffle noise, in addition to looking…

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Take The Pledge To Travel Better

Take The Pledge To Travel Better

For every $100 spent in tourism dollars, just $5 stays within the local economy where the tourism occurs. [Photo: Izzy Gerosa/Unsplash] What if I told you the best way to give back to local communities and create a positive impact is by having the time of your life when you travel? Simply by making different choices–better choices–your next journey can help propel local economic growth, preserve natural resources and protect local communities. These “choices” don’t involve turning your trip into a volunteer expedition or even donating to charities (though definitely…

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Ghee Versus Butter: Which One is Better?

Ghee Versus Butter: Which One is Better?

Ghee has made a comeback into the Indian kitchen in recent years, and what a spectacular comeback it has been. After been blamed for being a weight-gaining and unhealthy part of our diet for years – Ghee is now trending as the new superfood. Truth is, it keeps your gut healthy, is a source of good fats and is superb for the skin too! Healthy and monitored doses of ghee are actually being recommended by nutritionists around the world. “Ghee can be had in small quantities daily as a source…

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Stomach Ache? What to Eat to Feel Better

Stomach Ache? What to Eat to Feel Better

Soothe your tummy Upset stomach? Whether it’s nausea, vomiting, or just a general icky feeling due to a stomach bug or something you ate, you want to feel better—now. Sadly, your doctor may say that the best treatment is to just wait until the germ or symptoms run their course. However, choosing the right food may make that waiting period a bit easier. Here’s a guide to what the experts generally recommend to soothe tummy trouble. Bananas Bananas are the first item in the “brat” diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and…

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Air Quality in January Relatively Better than Last Year: SAFAR

Air Quality in January Relatively Better than Last Year: SAFAR

Residents of the national capital have breathed “relatively better” quality air this season so far compared to last year. According to the Ministry of Earth Science’s System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), this is largely due to weather conditions that have not contributed towards accumulation of suspended particulates. “The recent spell of rain has washed out the particulates. So the city is enjoying the season’s best quality of air at this moment. January till now has been relatively better than last year,” Gufran Beig, Project Director…

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Foods to eat for a better skin

Foods to eat for a better skin

We have long heard that carrots are good for our eyesight and walnuts are good for our brains. But did you know food can have other miraculous skin, hair and nail benefits as well? Perhaps the phrase “beauty comes from within” can be applied to different meaning: beauty comes from within- your food! One study published by the American Society for Clinical Nutrition found that higher intake of vitamin C was associated with lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance among middle aged American women. Vitamin C is found in more…

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Want to be smarter and have a better memory? Eat foods rich in this

Want to be smarter and have a better memory? Eat foods rich in this

According to a study by the University of Illinois, eating foods rich in lutein – like many leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables for example – will help promote a healthy aging brain. (Lutein is a plant pigment humans consume through diet. It’s called a carotenoid vitamin and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, Mayo Clinic says.) “Previous studies have found that a person’s lutein status is linked to cognitive performance across the lifespan,” says Marta Zamroziewicz, lead author of the study. “Research also shows that lutein accumulates in the grey matter of…

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Here’s How Pregnancy Changes Your Brain to Make You a Better Mom

Here’s How Pregnancy Changes Your Brain to Make You a Better Mom

Thinking about having a baby, but worried you’re not cut out for motherhood? You may take some comfort in this news: Pregnancy causes changes in a woman’s brain that appear to make her better able to care for her child, say researchers in Spain. Their new study is the first to show that giving birth involves long-lasting changes—for at least two years afterward—in the structure of a woman’s brain. It’s long been known that pregnancy causes hormonal and chemical surges throughout the body, but until now its impact on the…

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Female doctors better at treating elderly, finds Harvard study

Female doctors better at treating elderly, finds Harvard study

Female doctors are better than male doctors in treating elderly patients in hospitals, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard University. They found that chances of patients dying or getting readmitted in the next 30 days went down if the doctors were women. It is the first time that a study has documented how male and female physicians’ treatment leads to different outcomes for patients in the U.S. The researchers estimated that if male physicians could achieve the same outcomes as their female colleagues, there would be…

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New Initiative Promises Diabetics Better Control on the Disease

New Initiative Promises Diabetics Better Control on the Disease

Researchers from various prominent health institutions, including the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Emory University of the US, have said that a new Multi-Component Diabetes Quality Improvement (QI) initiative can help patients with diabetes double their likelihood of controlling the disease in comparison with the usual doctor care. Led by researchers at the Public Health Foundation of India, AIIMS, and Emory University (Atlanta, USA), the initiative, comprising non-physician care coordinators and decision-support electronic health records, is a result of years of trial at ten clinical centres in…

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