Children from disadvantaged backgrounds at higher risk of obesity

Children with mothers with high levels of education accumulated three minutes more vigorous activity per day than those with low levels of education. Kids from disadvantaged backgrounds at higher obesity risk (Representational Image)  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock Washington DC: Children from disadvantaged backgrounds indulge in lower levels of vigorous physical activity, researchers suggest. This lack of physical activity exposes them to obesity. According to a recent study, children who belong to disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minority backgrounds, including some in Pakistan and Bangladesh, have lower levels of vigorous physical activity. The…

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6 handy tools to run your business from home

When you are the sole caretaker of a business venture that you have founded and are working on it from home, because of lack of manpower, the efficiency of the business may be hindered. These handy tools will simplify all the core tasks for you and up your business game. 1. Invoice maker With GST the hassle of managing multiple taxes is gone, yet it is not easy to get a good invoice generator with support for GST in India. There are a few paid options such as Tally, QuickBooks etc. that work well, but as a…

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Khadi: From fabric of freedom to chic fashion

By Trisha Mukherjee New Delhi, Aug 14 (PTI) Once the fabric that spun the freedom yarn and now the stuff of contemporary fashion, the humble khadi has come a long way since it became a symbol of revolt against the British in 1918. Khadi earned itself a place in history when Mahatma Gandhi announced the decision to boycott foreign cloth and urged Indians to spin their own yarn during the Swadeshi movement. Exactly a century later, khadi is making yet another statement — that of contemporary, comfortable and chic fashion.…

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Three take-aways from Jakarta Fashion Week

As impressive as they were, top figures and celebrities flocking the latest Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) may have stolen attention away from the catwalks but luckily, fashion trends were not in short supply. Pleat Perfect Even the most basic of clothing can be elevated with pleating. What’s more, the seemingly recurring trend is a perennial favorite for every season for designers and fashionistas alike, having been spotted as recent as Fall/Winter 2018. Not counting the ubiquitous knife pleat midi skirts — which seems to have transcended the realm of trends…

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Tesla needs over $1 billion in cash over the next 6 months, and Wall Street is going nuts figuring out where it’s going to come from

Between the moment you’re reading this and the end of 2018 Tesla needs to come up with about a billion dollars to give to creditors. And right now it doesn’t look like the company has it. So forget the libel lawsuits and the Twitter wars, the SEC investigations and tearful interviews from CEO Elon Musk. Forget the race to 5,000 Model 3s and the “production hell” turned “delivery hell” and all the hours of rework. Try to forget all the drama with hip-hop star Azealia Banks (if you possibly can). Remember instead that Tesla is –…

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Fake tanning products don’t protect you from skin cancer

Sunless tanning or fake tanning products like sprays, ointments, creams, foams, or lotions that promise tan skin without increased risk of skin cancer do not actually help prevent cancer. A new study conducted by the researchers of the University of Minnesota Medical School sought to assess the demographic characteristics and skin cancer risk behaviours of adult sunless tanners. Other factors associated with sunless tanning included having a family history of skin cancer. Adults who used sunless tanning products were more likely to use indoor tanning beds and were less likely to wear protective…

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Galaxy Note 9: Here’s what to expect from Samsung’s new flagship phone

Samsung is set to launch its latest flagship phone, Galaxy Note 9, on August 9. Just like with the previous key launches, details about the Galaxy Note 9 have already been revealed. Ahead of the official launch, we already have a closer look at the expected features and design of Galaxy Note 9. The hands-on report on Mobile-Review (via BGR) comes from Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin who has a good track record of getting pre-released Samsung phones. Based on the latest report and past leaks, here’s what we can expect from Samsung’s Galaxy Note…

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Watermelon for diabetes, here’s why diabetics should stay away from this fruit

Watermelon is known to be the favourite fruit of many people, but if you are a diabetic, you are bound to ask whether it is safe for you. We don’t want our favourite fruit to end up increasing our blood sugar levels right? The watermelon belongs to the gourd family, and has good nutritional value and is a great source of lycopene, which reduces your risk of cancer and heart disease. So considering that it has a high glycemic index and is a source of carbohydrates, should it be avoided by diabetics? “Watermelon…

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What Fashion Can Learn From California

LOS ANGELES, United States — “California is a nation, not a state.” The slogan, screen-printed onto T-shirts and scribbled onto handmade signs, reflects the sentiment of a growing constituency of Californians who believe that their home should no longer be part of the United States but a country in its own right. With a gross domestic product of $2.7 trillion in 2017, California has the world’s fifth-largest economy, ahead of Britain and France. Still, nationhood remains a far-fetched notion. And yet, there’s little doubting the unique power of the place. Even as…

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From 167 to 130, India’s maternal mortality rate down by 22%

The number of women who die during childbirth in India has come down sharply, with more women now delivering children in hospitals. The maternal mortality rate (MMR) , according to the sample registration system (SRS) data released by the office of Registrar General of India on Wednesday declined to 130 in 2014-16 from 167 in 2011-13 — a significant improvement on a parameter widely used by analysts and developmental economists to rate a country’s progress. MMR is defined as the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. The 22%…

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