E-cigarettes are as bad as cigarettes, flavouring can impair lung function

E-cigarettes are as bad as cigarettes, flavouring can impair lung function

For smokers looking to quit smoking, e-cigarettes often seem to be a viable alternative. But there are many disadvantages to e-cigarettes, and many studies raise doubts about its safety. A new study done by the University of North Carolina in the US shows that a common e-cigarette flavouring has toxic chemicals similar to those found in tobacco smoke. The chemicals can even disrupt the lungs’ antibacterial defense system, the study has found. Previous studies have shown that while people who use e-cigarettes smoke less and are more likely to quit smoking,…

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Kendall Jenner says ‘always been a hypochondriac’, as she opens up about her struggles

Kendall Jenner says ‘always been a hypochondriac’, as she opens up about her struggles

Kendall Jenner got candid during the latest episode of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ and opened up about a lot of personal issues. The 22-year-old American model admitted that she has “always been a hypochondriac” and how her modelling career has taken a toll on her. During the show, Kendall said “Since I was a kid, I’ve always been a hypochondriac. I’ve always been the worst hypochondriac. But now I have to try and be a big girl”. Kendall also talked about her constant struggle with anxiety among a lot…

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Why Meal Timings Are As Important As The Food You Take

Why Meal Timings Are As Important As The Food You Take

A balanced and nutritious diet in combination of exercise or light physical activity is surely the key to healthy life. But come to think of it, is that  all it takes to be perfectly healthy? Think again. There is a factor as important, that you may have been ruling out unknowingly. We’re talking about meal timings. Remember how in school you had a fixed lunch breakand each day the bell would ring at the same time? Turns out that this is the kind of discipline your body asks for, (in addition to good…

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17 Great Business Ideas as a Second Career

17 Great Business Ideas as a Second Career

As the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age, some may be interested in starting a second career as business owners. There are plenty of entrepreneurial opportunities out there for people looking to start a business as a second career. Below are some ideas for businesses you can start after retirement. Second Career Business Ideas Open a Restaurant Franchise Since baby boomers tend to have a bit more money than younger entrepreneurs, franchise ownership can be an attractive option. While there is some up front cost involved to buy into a popular…

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Morkel may put Test cricket first as career winds down

Morkel may put Test cricket first as career winds down

Morne Morkel could consider playing only one format of international cricket, and it may well be Tests, as he reaches the twilight of his career. At 32, Morkel considers his career “nearly finished” and will meet with CSA at the end of the ongoing tour to England to discuss his future. Unlike some of his senior team-mates such as AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis, Morkel does not appear to be eyeing the 2019 World Cup as a swansong, despite recent reappearances in the one-day team. Asked how long he…

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Outstation applicants flock to DU grievance cell as confusion over subjects, guidelines persist

Outstation applicants flock to DU grievance cell as confusion over subjects, guidelines persist

As the admission procedures resumed on Tuesday, after the long weekend, the Delhi University also saw students flocking to its conference centre to get their queries cleared. While many left reassured, others were left in tears, as they saw their dream of a seat at a prestigious DU college crumbling right before their eyes. Issues ranged from confusion over subjects, best four guidelines, and glitches in the payment system. Prashant G of Tamil Nadu had only just convinced his DU college of choice to accept his provisional certificate as the…

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Coconut oil ‘as unhealthy as beef fat and butter’

Coconut oil ‘as unhealthy as beef fat and butter’

  Coconut oil is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter, say US heart experts. It is packed with saturated fat which can raise “bad” cholesterol, says the American Heart Association in updated advice. Coconut oil is commonly sold as a health food and some claim the fat in it may be better for us than other saturated fats. The AHA, however, says there are no good studies to support this. The health benefits of coconut oil Healthy myth? The advice around which fats to eat can be very confusing….

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As student debt rises worldwide, an education crisis could be on the horizon

As student debt rises worldwide, an education crisis could be on the horizon

Richard Bouhet/ AFP Higher education contributes to unprecedented student loan debt challenges in both developed and developing countries. College costs are rapidly rising, and student loan debts have reached disquieting record levels for both graduates and governments. Most recent college graduates are burdened with heavy loan debt for years, with many delinquent on repayment. In the United States, for example, some 7 million borrowers, or 14%, are in default, having gone at least a year without a payment on their federal student loans. One in four European Union citizens who…

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Segni Living Collection as a Modular Architecture for Living Area

Segni Living Collection as a Modular Architecture for Living Area

Modular architecture, material combination for bookcase, kitchen chest, hutch and boiserie Segni Living is the new idea for the Living area Zampieri, with a graphic rhythm, an original and light sign and a play of light and material combination for bookcase, kitchen chest, hutch and boiserie. Bookcase: Metal and wood variation, new finishing The bookcase is a harmonious and airy variation of horizontal and vertical lines, made with aluminium frames with curve wood shelves like a tray. The aesthetic effect is a match of thickness and solidity. Realized in the wall or…

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Fashion week preview: What to expect as the runway rolls out in Delhi

Fashion week preview: What to expect as the runway rolls out in Delhi

For autumn/winter 2017, the Indian weaver’s prowess meets design and textile innovation at the fashion week which is ready to get underway in Delhi. And, the focus is also back on menswear as well as creations that celebrate gender fluidity. Fashion Week in Delhi kicks off on Wednesday. Madhu Jain’s creations (above) will take on the runway on the opening day too.(Avantika Meattle) Fashion week season is back, and autumn/winter 2017 looks all set for a designer makeover. Here’s what to expect from the four day showcase in the Capital…

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