Here’s how to have a happy, hassle-free pregnancy: Read the latest in research

Here’s how to have a happy, hassle-free pregnancy: Read the latest in research

There is a wealth of information on pregnancy. But not much is known about modern-day issues that many mothers face. For instance, will your usage of mobile phones affect your baby? Here’s what researchers have to say: * Use of antidepressants during pregnancy can affect your child’s mental health. Researchers from the National Centre for Register-based Research at Aarhus BSS showed an increased risk involved in using antidepressants. Previous research showed that use of antidepressants during pregnancy increases risk of autism in the child and leads to birth defects.  …

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Make the most of your holiday. Here’s how to use your vacation to relax and unwind

Make the most of your holiday. Here’s how to use your vacation to relax and unwind

As well as getting enough sleep, working out and eating well, there are many other ways to de-stress and bring some calm into your life, and vacations are the perfect time to practice some self-care. Here we round up how complementary methods such as essential oils, relaxing baths and natural surroundings, can all help you to fully switch off and unwind this summer. Get a massage A massage is a great way to take time out and do something for yourself, and can help boost relaxation, reduce stress, as well…

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Struggling With Pre-Menstrual Syndrome? Here’s How Ayurveda Can Help

Struggling With Pre-Menstrual Syndrome? Here’s How Ayurveda Can Help

Pre Menstrual Syndrome or PMS is group of symptoms suffered by women a week or so before their period. For many women, PMS is not a serious concern. Many don’t feel any significant change in their body either. But for some, days before their periods is a really rough phase. PMS can bring about various changes – physical, emotional or behavorial. The changes show one to two weeks before your period and phase out as you hit your period. The range of these symptoms include bloating, tender breasts, cramps, abdominal…

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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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Avoid drinking cow’s milk and have a beer a day for good health. Here’s why

Avoid drinking cow’s milk and have a beer a day for good health. Here’s why

Food trends often come and go, and with them a lot of confusion about what we should and shouldn’t eat for a healthy, balanced diet. Nutritional epidemiologist Karin Michels from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, USA, has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimised through a proper diet, and agrees there are many misconceptions around various foods. Believing that many people are not adequately advised on their diets by health professionals, which could have important outcomes for future well-being, she explains the truth behind…

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Here’s why Rajma Chawal is hurting you

Here’s why Rajma Chawal is hurting you

Why you may need to stop eating Rajma   A Punjabi get-together isn’t complete until they have platefuls of Rajma Chawal. It is time already that it should be declared the staple food for them. So, here is a bummer. They may hate this story and put its author on their to-kill radar, but we will still risk writing it. That’s for the sake of our health, of course. The story isn’t about rajma chawal, though, but only rajma. That’s some relief?   ​Full disclosure   Full disclosure: Rajma, or…

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Menstruation Leave Is Now A Thing: Here’s How You Can Beat Period Pain Naturally

Menstruation Leave Is Now A Thing: Here’s How You Can Beat Period Pain Naturally

Undeniably, menstruation brings some of the most dreaded days in a woman’s routine. While some are lucky to breeze through them with much ease, others may experience severe abdominal pain, cramps, lower back pain, fatigue and weakness, nausea and vomiting among many other symptoms. Most women opt for medication to tackle the pain , others choose to stay in with some comforting food and a hot water bottle tucked in. Almost every woman must have skipped school or work at some point in her life owing to the excruciating period. While an Indian…

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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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First job? Here’s a survivor’s guide to sail through

First job? Here’s a survivor’s guide to sail through

We dealt, last fortnight, with common mistakes (and, let’s face it, obvious signs of immaturity) that young people make when trying to land their first jobs. But what happens once you’ve already got the golden ticket – a job interview or an offer letter by a firm, the first step of your career? Experts say the first three months of a fresher’s life are crucial. It’s when companies are looking at how fast you adapt, how much you understand, and how hard you are willing to work to stand out….

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Don’t Bank on Your Good Looks to Get a Fat Pay Cheque, Here’s Why

Don’t Bank on Your Good Looks to Get a Fat Pay Cheque, Here’s Why

Who doesn’t want a fat pay cheque? After all, for all the hard work you have been putting in for the financial year, you do want rewards for the effort. If you have been wondering how to increase your chances of getting a big raise, chances are you have already found numerous ways to crack it by scrolling through various articles on the internet. There are no dearth of advises on how to increase your pay package. But there is a common perception that your pay cheque has much to…

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