Stay ahead of the curve with these 15 summer-inspired pieces

Stay ahead of the curve with these 15 summer-inspired pieces

  Home Decor Trends for Summer We’re entering the next phase of the year and it is filled with summery goodness! Yes, the home decortrends of May are bright, vibrant and truly one-of-a-kind. With four months gone after a frenetic string of festivals (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s), you might be quite bored of your home’s interiors. Introduce pops of colour, summer-fresh prints and textures to liven things up a little. We agree, bright colours have become the norm every summer. So we’ve gone the extra mile to bring you refreshing designs and the…

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Home Decor Trends | All the summer-inspired pieces to covet this month

Home Decor Trends | All the summer-inspired pieces to covet this month

30+ summer-inspired home accessories to bring home this April | Home Decor Trends Home Decor Trends Summer’s around the corner and there are fresh pops of colour everywhere. Mustard yellows, lime greens, deep oranges, and bright reds are making a comeback! This is also the perfect time to plan lazy Sunday brunches, elegant soirees, or an elaborate Friday night sit-down dinner – it’s the season to play the host with the most. While some of our team members scour the exhibits of Salone del Mobile 2018 this week – only the biggest…

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Traders body demands scrutiny of proposed Flipkart-Walmart $12b deal

Traders body demands scrutiny of proposed Flipkart-Walmart $12b deal

Traders’ body CAIT on Sunday demanded scrutiny of the proposed USD 12-billion Flipkart-Walmart deal, claiming that it will promote loss funding and predatory pricing in e-commerce sector. It is really unfortunate that in spite of having a clear FDI policy, foreign companies are finding an escape route, whether it is in retail or e-commerce, Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said in a statement. The traders’ body took a strong objection to the Walmart-Flipkart deal and demanded the government to form a regulatory authority for e-commerce and till the authority is…

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Get ready for some Versace-designed furniture in your living room

Get ready for some Versace-designed furniture in your living room

Italian fashion and lifestyle major Gianni Versace is planning to bring in its range of furniture in India to tap the fast-growing luxury market here. At present, furniture is the only product category in Versace’s portfolio that is not available in India. “We are looking (at launching the furniture range).. We have no reason why we shouldn’t,” Gabriella Saracino, worldwide licensing and home division director, Gianni Versace SpA told PTI. However, she did not share the timeline of the launch of the furniture range in India. “We want to be…

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This pregnancy complication could cause pre-term labour

This pregnancy complication could cause pre-term labour

Foetal immune rejection may be one of the causes for preterm labour — a common pregnancy complication leading to birth occurring before the 37th week of pregnancy, researchers say. The findings showed that it may sometimes happen when the foetal immune system “wakes up” too early and begins to reject the mother, causing the uterus to start contracting. The researchers think the foetal immune system becomes triggered in a case of mistaken identity. An initial infection in the mother can result in inflammation and arouse the foetal immune system. The…

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Drinking baking soda may help combat rheumatoid arthritis

Drinking baking soda may help combat rheumatoid arthritis

Drinking baking soda daily may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, say scientists. While the immune system normally protects us from disease and infection, in someone who has an autoimmune disease the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body by mistake. Drinking baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, tells the spleen — which is part of the immune system — to go easy on the immune response, the study said. “Certainly drinking bicarbonate affects the spleen and we think it’s through the mesothelial cells,” said…

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This widely used pesticide is messing up your hormones

This widely used pesticide is messing up your hormones

The most widely used pesticides in the world may disrupt our hormones and adversely affect human health, a study has found. Neonicotinoids frequently make headlines because of their harmful effects on honeybees and other insect pollinators. Neonicotinoids act on insects’ nervous systems, killing them by paralysis. Very little research has been done on their effects on human health. The study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, shows that they may also have an impact on human health by disrupting our hormonal systems. “Endocrine disrupters are natural or synthetic molecules that…

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An effective cancer therapy is now one step closer to reality

An effective cancer therapy is now one step closer to reality

Cancer occurs when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way. And it turns out, when it comes to fighting cancer, the size does matter. According to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and The Ohio State University, doctors could be a step closer to finding the most effective way to treat cancer with a double whammy of a virus combined with boosting the natural immune system. “The findings of this research are very exciting because it helps unravel the complex yin and yang relationship…

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Obesity can cause cancer. Aspirin pills can protect you from it

Obesity can cause cancer. Aspirin pills can protect you from it

Aspirin, a medication used to treat pain, fever or inflammation, could significantly reduce the effects of obesity on cancer, suggests a study on mice. Obesity is a known risk factor for certain types of cancer, including colon, pancreatic and breast cancer. Previous research, too, showed that aspirin could reduce risk of cancer in the digestive tract, though it also caused side effects like gastrointestinal bleeding. The new study, from Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, showed that obesity could enhance cancer development by slowing down the key cancer defence mechanism. “Epithelial” cells lining the surfaces…

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LED bulbs can give you cancer, stay away from the blue light

LED bulbs can give you cancer, stay away from the blue light

Reigniting the debate over exposure to the “blue light” emitted by outdoor LED screens and heightened risk of cancer, an international team of researchers have concluded that there is a “strong link” between the two. To reach this conclusion, the researchers from University of Exeter in Britain and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) determined indoor exposure to artificial light through personal questionnaires. The outdoor levels of artificial light, such as emitted by street lights, were evaluated for Madrid and Barcelona, based on nocturnal images taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station…

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