Stress can ruin your beauty in the most shocking way: Here’s how to fight back

Stress can ruin your beauty in the most shocking way: Here’s how to fight back

There are a few things that adversely affect your looks like stress. From premature wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone and puffy eyes to dark circles, stress can lead to or aggravate a large number of beauty problems. “Living under constant stress is like leaving a soft rubber pipe under the sun to dry. Two of the most common skin problems that I see very young people struggling with these days is premature ageing and uneven skin tone. This is often a direct outcome of not being able to manage stress”,…

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Global Vice Index: Cigarettes, alcohol cheapest in Luxembourg, most expensive in Ukraine

Global Vice Index: Cigarettes, alcohol cheapest in Luxembourg, most expensive in Ukraine

The cost of maintaining a drugs, booze and cigarettes habit got a lot more expensive in the U.S. last year, rising the most of almost anywhere in the world, the annual Bloomberg Global Vice Index shows. Americans had to fork out over $200 more for a basket of so-called vice goods last year versus 2016, with only New Zealand seeing a bigger increase. The gauge compares the share of income needed to maintain a broad weekly habit of cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, amphetamines, cocaine and opioids across more than 100 countries….

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TB pills most effective prior to, not after, food: Research

TB pills most effective prior to, not after, food: Research

TB pills most effective prior to, not after, food: Research In a study that could change the intake schedule of tuberculosis drugs, a group of researchers have found that food reduces the effectiveness of most medicines prescribed as the first line of treatment for the infection. A team from National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT) examined 25 TB patients in Chennai who consumed food just before they took their medication.They found significantly lower concentrations of anti-TB drugs and a delay in their absorption. They studied the concentrations of three key first-line drugs: rifampicin, isoniazid and…

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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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The Most Popular Games on Facebook Right Now

The Most Popular Games on Facebook Right Now

Games are a big part of Facebook, but have you ever wondered which of the the social media platform’s universally recognized games are the most popular and – consequently – the most financially successful for their creators? Some of the contenders in the list of most popular ever Facebook games are obvious – others might surprise you. Candy Crush If you have a Facebook account, you’re probably already familiar with Candy Crush.  Even if you’ve managed to avoid playing the game yourself, it’s impossible to not notice how loved the…

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The 3 most exciting developments in sports nutrition right now, according to scientists

The 3 most exciting developments in sports nutrition right now, according to scientists

IT SEEMS LIKE every day a study comes out touting the purported health perks of a new supplement or food or beverage. Gelatin can help you recover faster! Chili pepper supps could help solve the obesity epidemic!Apple peels and green tomatoes could help preserve muscle mass! And while there’s certainly some validity to these claims and probably hundreds more, there’s still a lot “more research needed,” per the scientists behind the studies. And while many of these things are worth trying in an “it can’t hurt” mentality, there are certain…

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5 Most Effective Exercises for Abs

5 Most Effective Exercises for Abs

5 Most Effective Exercises for Abs Who wouldn’t like to flaunt ripped six-pack abs? While that is not entirely a true definition of fitness, aesthetically it is what many fitness enthusiasts aspire for – the proverbial six pack abs. The most popular symbol for fitness globally is a well-defined set of abs! Case in point is the recent music video of Kala Chashma with Katrina Kaif and her enviable abs. They would kill for it or (theoretically) die trying! If you’ve been slogging in the gym without any results, here’s…

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Most Indians Dependent on Private Healthcare: Study

Most Indians Dependent on Private Healthcare: Study

Households across India still overwhelmingly depend on private providers for healthcare services over public healthcare, a recent study has found. Senior Fellow at Brookings India, Shamika Ravi, found in her study “Health and Morbidity in India: 2004-2014” that as much as 75 per cent of outpatient (OPD) care in India was exclusively private in 2014. Around 55 per cent of inpatient (IPD) care is from private hospitals, it added. Ravi, however, noted that dependence on private healthcare is declining. “Indian households’ dependence on public care has risen by 6 per…

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Trees Benefit India, Pakistan, Bangladesh Most in Air Pollution Reduction

Trees Benefit India, Pakistan, Bangladesh Most in Air Pollution Reduction

Cities in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan stand to benefit most from tree planting, in terms of both heat and particulate matter reduction, according to a study that identifies the potential return on investment (ROI) from tree planting in 245 global cities. The ‘Planting Healthy Air: Global Return on Investment Rankings’ study ranks all 245 cities for the potential per capita impact of planting trees, as defined by degrees of temperature reduction or the amount of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution that could be removed with a given investment. “Many cities…

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Delhi is the most polluted, but other metros aren’t getting better

Delhi is the most polluted, but other metros aren’t getting better

Delhi is the most polluted, but other metros aren’t getting better MUMBAI Mumbai’s a coastal city isn’t always able to counter the pollutants in the air. On several days in the year, air quality drops into the poor category , and experts say more monitoring and data is needed to ensure it doesn’t go the Delhi way. Not all existing monitoring stations are able to give us the right picture because they don’t meet the required standards. Having access to data and using it to take precautionary measures is important,”…

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