Home trends to try out this monsoon

Home trends to try out this monsoon

Romantic upholstery The best way to do up your pad is by giving your upholstery a makeover. Instead of using plain bright linens, go for something soft and soothing this season. It can simply be a few big flowers in shades of red and green. From bedspreads to curtains, table mats and linens — there is no end to it. Soul wall Many a times most people use one single colour in their house as the focal point. This trend is passe. Instead use a printed wallpaper to liven up…

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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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Take care of your eyes this season

Take care of your eyes this season

Using relaxing eye drops can help deal with computer vision syndrome (Thinktsock) Summer season can take its toll on your eyes, if you do not take care of them properly. Eye specialists say that there are many ways the season can affect your eyes. Excessive outdoor heat can create a lot of strain for your eyes. For some, this leads to dry eyes and itching. Dermatologists say that when you go out without sun-protection glasses, then you tend to crinkle up your eyes to see better and this leads to…

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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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Budget Cooling: Affordable ways to stay chill this summer

Budget Cooling: Affordable ways to stay chill this summer

The sun can be fun as long as the temperature is bearable. With the rising temperature this summer, it is not easy to survive the heat. These simple, DIY ideas will help to keep you cool. Air Cooler: Start by cutting off the lower part of two plastic bottles (500ml pet bottles are ideal), making it look like a flap. Then, make a few holes (about 5-6 in number and 1cm in diameter). Fix the bottles upside down to a table fan using a steel flexible wire. Fill the bottles…

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7 Effective Ways to Cure Water Retention This Summer

7 Effective Ways to Cure Water Retention This Summer

Water retention is one of the most common problems found in men and women and is a recurring health problem if not treated well. The reasons for water retention can be way more than one and if not treated, it can put you at a bigger health risk in the long run. Water forms up to 70 percent of the total body weight. Its presence is everywhere including your muscles, blood, organs and even your bones. However, when the body starts retaining more water than required, it leads to edema…

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Use This Cooking Hack to Reduce Arsenic Levels in Your Rice

Use This Cooking Hack to Reduce Arsenic Levels in Your Rice

Worried about arsenic in your rice? Try this simple kitchen hack: According to an experiment that aired this week on the BBC show Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, soaking rice overnight and cooking it with extra water can reduce levels of the carcinogen by up to 82%. Experts say this cooking method is a simple way to limit exposure to arsenic, which may be especially dangerous for pregnant women, children, and anyone who eats a lot of rice. Arsenic is a naturally occurring element that’s present in soil and can make its…

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5 Amazing Barley Water Benefits: Drink Up This Elixir to Good Health

5 Amazing Barley Water Benefits: Drink Up This Elixir to Good Health

An ancient remedy or an elixir to good health, barley water is an incredible beverage that our ancestors included in their daily diet since the dawn of civilisation. The power grain barley, which our generation commonly associates with beer, has long been used to make cereals, as a substitute to rice and to dish out other delicacies intrinsic to various regional cuisines. While we now marvel at one of the variants – pearl barley, with the ongoing trend of eating what our ancestors ate and using it to toss up…

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World Cancer Day: This Deadly Lifestyle Disease Kills Close to 9 Million Annually

World Cancer Day: This Deadly Lifestyle Disease Kills Close to 9 Million Annually

Undeniably, cancer has assumed a menacing character in the world of lifestyle diseases. According to the World Health Organisation, there were an estimated 14 million new instances of cancer in the year 2012 which are on rise ever since. According to the official reports, these numbers are expected to rise by a whopping 70% over the next twenty years. In the year 2015 close to 9 million people across the globe died due to cancer. Every 1 in 6 deaths in the world is caused by cancer which, at present,…

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This is How the Brain Regulates Your Sleep

This is How the Brain Regulates Your Sleep

Sleep is one of the most basic, yet most mystifying processes of the human body. It has confounded physicians, scientists and evolutionary biologists for centuries. Scientists have known for a while that an unusual sleep routine or insufficient sleep can lead to mental as well as physical illness. Sleeping disorders are found to be the root cause of many diseases including dementia. The recent research conducted by researchers at the Harvard Medical School has discovered that sleep may be regulated in part by brain-based immune proteins. This study was conducted…

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