Not all calories are equal — a dietitian explains the different ways the kinds of foods you eat matter to your body

A calorie is a calorie is a calorie, at least from a thermodynamic standpoint. It’s defined as the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1 degree Celsius (2.2 pounds by 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit). But when it comes to health and your body’s energy balance, not all calories are equal. For example, some studies have reported that diets that are high-protein, low-carbohydrate or a combination of the two do yield greater weight loss than diets with other levels of fat, protein and carbs. If every calorie in…

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Home decor advice: Here’s how to make your surroundings calm and soothing

Our homes are possibly the most lived-in spaces, considering the numerous lockdowns, long hours of work-from-home and social distancing. With rising cases of Omicron reported around the world and tell-tale signs of home isolation, how can you make sure that your space is peaceful, relaxing and conducive to your growth and productivity? Lighting is a game-changer. It is the difference between a bright and charming room compared to a dark den which doesn’t get any natural light. Lights are one of the easiest ways to spruce up a drab corner of the room and…

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World’s First Large-Scale Computer Took Nearly 3 Years to Make, Occupied Space the Size of a Large Room

During World War II, the US Army had to calculate complex ballistic tables and unpack wartime codes. They needed an all-electronic calculating machine to do the job at electronic speed. In 1942, physicist John Mauchly proposed a machine on these lines and they built the Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer, or the ENIAC, over the next three years. Over 75 years later a GIF of a man putting a “data cable” of the ENIAC is doing the rounds on the Internet. And a Twitter handle dedicated to vintage computers decided…

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Delhi Government To Provide Free Coaching To 15,000 Students This Year

Delhi government will provide free coaching to 15,000 students belonging to marginal communities and economically weaker sections this year, said state Social Welfare and Women and Child Development Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Tuesday. Briefing media persons, Mr Gautam said, “Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana was made in Delhi for school children who want to become doctors, engineers, civil servants or serve any other government jobs. Many children are there from poor sections and want to study but their parents do not have enough money so that they can…

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Climate change: Is ‘blue hydrogen’ Japan’s answer to coal?

It’s a glorious autumn afternoon and I’m standing on a hillside looking out over Tokyo Bay. Beside me is Takao Saiki, a usually mild-mannered gentleman in his 70s. But today Saiki-San is angry. “It’s a total joke,” he says, in perfect English. “Just ridiculous!” The cause of his distress is a giant construction site blocking our view across the bay – a 1.3-gigawatt coal-fired power station in the making. “I don’t understand why we still have to burn coal to generate electricity,” says Saiki-San’s friend, Rikuro Suzuki. “This plant alone…

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7 Vastu Tips To Bring Money Luck

Let the deity of wealth and prosperity prevail in your home by removing all obstacles and negativity. The north-east direction is the place of Kuber. Toilet, shoe-racks or any kind of heavy furniture is a big no in this section of the house. Open spaces and organised north-east section of the house is welcoming for Kuber to be prevail in the house. To allow generous flow of good energy and positivity, place a mirror or a Kuber Yantra on the north wall of the north section of the entire home.…

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How to manage your small business after lockdown

Many people found themselves at a loss due to the pandemic, and the events that surrounded it. From lockdowns to social distancing, the world of work took a beating. As a result, many people started their own business ventures, and many thrived. But now that lockdowns are beginning to lift, how do you go about juggling your business with post-lockdown life? Whether it’s becoming a freelance writer or turning a hobby into a career, many people have had to adapt to job losses and the ‘new normal’. With unprecedented job losses, at an…

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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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10 Tools to Create the Most Engaging Infographics

Infographics allow for visual presentation of information and facts organised together with graphics, charts, text and diagrams. Infographics can make an integral part of your social media marketing plan as these offer all the data, along with the numbers, graphs and pictures in a single snapshot. Why exactly are infographics so important? The answer is simple.  Infographics help grab the attention of your audience by converting raw text and numbers into interesting content that has the power of engaging them. Using this type of visual content, you can showcase your…

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