Is MBA + Engineering the key to success? Experts bust common myths

Is MBA + Engineering the key to success? Experts bust common myths

Myths surrounding MBA and engineering, placements and studying abroad, decoded by career counsellors and students ‘An engineering degree should always be followed by an MBA’. ‘Good grades guarantee a good job’. ‘Admission into a top B-school means you have a secure future’. Career counsellors and education consultants say these are some of the most common myths that need busting, as students prepare to step out of college and look beyond. “There are so many options today, and so much has changed, that parents and students start out very confused,” says…

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Mumbai, get fitter: Nutritionists reveal the truth behind diet and food myths

Mumbai, get fitter: Nutritionists reveal the truth behind diet and food myths

In the era of Internet and information overload, we can be easily misled and misinformed. We are surrounded by myths about certain foods and more often than not we believe whatever we read without questioning it. For example, “granolas and flavoured yogurt are healthy” or “salt only increases the risk of high blood pressure”. These statements are not necessarily true. To get a clearer picture, we spoke to nutritionists to reveal the facts about certain foods that we assume to be healthy or unhealthy for us. Unhealthy? So you thought!…

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Experts shed myths of ‘Harlequin Ichthyosis’- a rare skin disorder

Experts shed myths of ‘Harlequin Ichthyosis’- a rare skin disorder

Bursting the myth of a rare genetic disease, which causes thickening of the skin, experts say that by rigorously following all the precautions and treatment, the newborns can lead a normal life. Harlequin Ichthyosis- is a very rare type of severe, inherited, genetic skin disorder and is characterised by thick white plates of skin with deep cracks, which are vulnerable to bacteria and other contaminants, putting the person at the risk of fatal infection. “The main cause of this rare genetic disorder is the mutation in a gene — the…

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‘Healthy’ Sweeteners, Protein-Powerhouse Quinoa and Other Nutrition Myths, Debunked

‘Healthy’ Sweeteners, Protein-Powerhouse Quinoa and Other Nutrition Myths, Debunked

Is agave really better than white sugar? Will cleansing help my body detoxify? We all hunger for nutrition advice, but not all the advice you hear is worth believing. Here are the truths behind five common nutrition myths: Processed meat causes cancer: Remember last year’s scary headline? “World Health Organization Says Processed Meat Causes Cancer.” Turns out, the science was not as dire as the headline made it sound. The WHO report said that eating 50 grams of processed meat every day (about one hot dog) increased the relative risk…

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Nutrition During Pregnancy: Debunking 5 Common Myths

Nutrition During Pregnancy: Debunking 5 Common Myths

One of the first changes a woman makes when she learns about her pregnancy is almost always diet related. Expecting mothers are surrounded by many relatives and friends who all offer so many different perspectives on what a pregnant woman should and should not eat that it can be very confusing for the mother-to-be. While our loved ones mean well, mothers-to-be should not follow any advice blindly when it comes to their diet.There are several myths and misconceptions about the kind of food expecting moms should consume and avoid. Here…

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‘Healthy’ Sweeteners, Protein-Powerhouse Quinoa and Other Nutrition Myths, Debunked

‘Healthy’ Sweeteners, Protein-Powerhouse Quinoa and Other Nutrition Myths, Debunked

Is agave really better than white sugar? Will cleansing help my body detoxify? We all hunger for nutrition advice, but not all the advice you hear is worth believing. Here are the truths behind five common nutrition myths: Processed meat causes cancer: Remember last year’s scary headline? “World Health Organization Says Processed Meat Causes Cancer.” Turns out, the science was not as dire as the headline made it sound. The WHO report said that eating 50 grams of processed meat every day (about one hot dog) increased the relative risk…

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5 food myths every parent should know!

5 food myths every parent should know!

5 food myths every parent should know! (Getty Image) Here are some common food misconceptions that parents should know about… Myth 1: Sugary foods make kids hyperactive Various studies have concluded that there is no relationship between sugar and hyperactivity. Experts believe that children may behave in an uncontrollable manner not because of sugar rush but due to other factors like lack of sleep, poor diet with inadequate iron or lesser physical activity. Try giving your kids energy and nutrients through healthy snacks like whole wheat biscuits, etc. Myth 2:…

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Debunking myths about Paris!

Debunking myths about Paris!

Before we get started with changing the way you see Paris, here is a little advice from our end to make you a better traveller: Travelling with a prejudiced and impressionable mind is probably the biggest faux- pax you can make. Now that we’ve made that clear, let’s bust some stereotypes you had about the French capital! 1) Paris will burn a hole in your pocket Yes, it might seem like walking on a tightrope, with all the chic boutiques and fancy restaurants calling out you in the most seductive…

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