10 THINGS TO STOP BUYING TO SAVE MONEY

As I head further into adulthood, I’m realizing how important saving more money really is. I dream of one day owning a home, traveling to even more incredible places around the world, having kids, planning our dream wedding and so many other incredible ventures. The thing is, all these things cost money. If you want to save more money to be able to afford your ideal life, there are a few ways to go about it. The first is of course, making more money so you can put more money…

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Dear Fashion Industry, Stop Treating Plus-Size Women Like Second-Class Citizens

Listen up, retailers. As fashion rapidly shifts to accommodate the plus-size market there are a few things you may not have taken into account. When asked to submit the urgent messages they’d like to share with the fashion industry, 80 plus-size women responded overwhelmingly with five demands. The overall message? Stop treating plus-size shoppers like second-class citizens. Here’s a deeper look at what they had to say: 1. No more online-only collections “It is isolating to be fat and to shop online at brands with a store in your area.…

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Munching On Burnt Toast? You Must Stop!

What’s better than a toasted bread slice for breakfast? It’s quick-to-make and quite filling at the same time. There must have been times when you would have ended up eating a burnt toast, considering you forgot setting a timer in your toaster. But, did you know that there might be a health risk linked to burnt toast? In fact, The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK had launched a campaign warning about cancer risks linked to eating burnt toast or any other foods that contained starch being cooked at…

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Sipping On Your Favourite Beverages With Plastic Straws? You Must Stop!

We all love to sip on our favourite beverages using a plastic straw. Be it a smoothie or a soft drink, an energy drink or a cold coffee – using a straw is a super convenient and fuss-free way of enjoying any cold drink. Many like to enjoy their drinks this way because using a straw reduces the exposure to sugary and carbonated drinks in the mouth, preventing acid erosion of the teeth out enamel. While it may be convenient to drink beverages using plastic straws, it might not be an eco-friendly option. Moreover,…

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7 drinks you need to stop buying now

1. Fruit juice Despite what the packaging may tell you, this does NOT provide an easy and convenient way to get in one or two of your 5-a-day. Most shop-bought fruit juices are pasteurised (essentially boiled), which destroys a lot of the valuable nutrients, whilst concentrating the sugars. The juice is also extracted from the whole fruit, leaving behind the fibrous part of the fruit that helps to slow sugar absorption into the blood. 2. Fizzy drinks This is an obvious one, but did you know that just one can…

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Akeredolu’s govt to stop free secondary school education in Ondo

Indications emerged on Sunday that the Ondo State government is set to discontinue free education at the Secondary Schools level across the state. The decision was contained in a communique issued by the over 2,000 stakeholders who converged on the International Culture and Events Center (DOME), Akure, for a two-day education summit in the state. Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who declared the event opened last Thursday, had assured the participants of the summit that the government will enforce any decision taken at the end of the summit. He urged participants to…

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No proposal to stop funding to women’s study centres: UGC

New Delhi The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday said there was no proposal to stop funding to women’s study centres. The Indian Association for Women’s Studies (IAWS) had on Wednesday expressed concern over the future of 167 women’s study centres in universities and colleges across the country following a UGC notice that makes funding for them after September 30 “uncertain”. “There is no such proposal to cut or stop support to women study centres being funded by the UGC,” the commission’s secretary, P K Thakur, said. The UGC notice issued…

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Do You Watch TV for More Than 10 Hours a week? You Need to Stop!

  Television or TV viewing is one of the most common pastimes for many. We consume any and every form of information from this so-called “idiot box” hours at end, without even realizing our limit. As soon as the television is turned on, our eyes are glued and we just can’t seem to get ourselves to turn the power button off. Excessive television watching has already been linked to a variety of health problems as well as an increase in snacking tendencies. This holds especially true for the youth of…

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Can’t Stop Overeating? A Gene May Help You Control Your Food Intake

A country where 270 million people live below the poverty line, obesity seems to be a distant issue, meant for the rich folks of the first world. But India is under siege: junk food, alcohol and sedentary lifestyle are leading us to silent self-destruction, making one in every five Indian men and women either obese or overweight. Further, obesity among children and adolescents too is rising rapidly. Over eating or excessive intake of food is one of the major reasons of obesity among the masses. People who overeat have a…

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Why do sweet things stop tasting so after we eat anything sugary

You had a doughnut and topped it with a cup of cappuccino, which suddenly tasted plain despite two sachets of sugar. This has sometime happened with all of us when something sweet ceases to taste sweet when had after something sugary. Here we decode why this happens. First let us understand how our brain functions. Our sensory organs receive sensory information from the brain and the body acts on these messages. Once your brain becomes accustomed to a constant signal, it tends to ignore it, and focuses on looking for…

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