5 Easy Lifehacks to Help You Keep New Year Resolutions

5 Easy Lifehacks to Help You Keep New Year Resolutions

At the start of every year, we make our set of resolutions to work smarter, exercise more, eat better and so on. But come February and the gym card will lie unused, the fruit juicer will collect dust  and we will most likely be back to eating all the junk food we had sworn off. This year, let us resolve to find ways to make our new year resolutions work for us! Here are some of my easiest life-hacks to help you keep your healthy new year resolutions: Hack #1: Cut…

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Air Quality in January Relatively Better than Last Year: SAFAR

Air Quality in January Relatively Better than Last Year: SAFAR

Residents of the national capital have breathed “relatively better” quality air this season so far compared to last year. According to the Ministry of Earth Science’s System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), this is largely due to weather conditions that have not contributed towards accumulation of suspended particulates. “The recent spell of rain has washed out the particulates. So the city is enjoying the season’s best quality of air at this moment. January till now has been relatively better than last year,” Gufran Beig, Project Director…

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Smoking Costs $1 Trillion, Soon to Kill 8 Million a Year – WHO/NCI Study

Smoking Costs $1 Trillion, Soon to Kill 8 Million a Year – WHO/NCI Study

Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Cancer Institute published on Tuesday. That cost far outweighs global revenues from tobacco taxes, which the WHO estimated at about $269 billion in 2013-2014. “The number of tobacco-related deaths is projected to increase from about 6 million deaths annually to about 8 million annually by 2030, with more than 80 percent of these…

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Compound Exercises: The quickest way to get into shape this year

Compound Exercises: The quickest way to get into shape this year

Are you too busy for a workout? If your answer is affirmative, then you definitely need to find out about ‘smart’ exercises. Exercising too hard and for too long is passe. Fitness professional Nawaz Modi Singhania says, “There have been times when my day has ended at 2 or 3 am, and I haven’t managed to get a workout in. But I still do a quick compound workout in just eight or 10 minutes.” There are days when you know you have to look fit the next morning and cannot…

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How To Get Rid of a Hangover After New Year Party

How To Get Rid of a Hangover After New Year Party

It’s a familiar feeling… waves of nausea, a heavy head, sickness, raging thirst, over sensitivity to light and noise? Yes, it’s the dreaded hangover! You may or may not remember what you did last night, but you will remember how horrid you felt the next morning. That’s the thing about hangovers, they’re equally painful each time and only get worse with age. Drinking a glass of wine, a pint of beer and then ending the night with a few shots of tequila might’ve sounded like a good idea at the…

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How to start the New Year

How to start the New Year

How to start the new year Renu S. Persaud, social scientist and author, shares how one should start the new year. Let the new year be a time to work on yourself. Let it be a time of self-mastery. I believe in the importance of mastering oneself. Success flows from the intent and consistency of self-mastery. There’s no better time than the beginning of the year to do that. Start the year by understanding yourself. Our ultimate happiness comes from personal interactions. As a social scientist, I realise that interactions…

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The year of yes

The year of yes

When it comes to yourself, ‘yes’ is more. Do you want to change your life this year? Then, you must inculcate the habit of saying yes far more often than you usually do. ‘Yes’ holds the key to greater empowerment. In her TED Talk, Hollywood’s ace writer and producer Shonda Rhimes said how saying yes to everything gave her power. For one year, she said YES to everything that scared her. She learned to explore, empower, applaud, and love her truest self. POWER OF SAYING YES Saying ‘yes’ to everything…

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Man who ate potatoes for a year reports dramatic weight loss

Man who ate potatoes for a year reports dramatic weight loss

 (iStock) A man who set out to eat nothing but potatoes for an entire year has said that in addition to shaving off more than 100 pounds, he’s come off antidepressants and his cholesterol levels have lowered. Andrew Taylor, of Melbourne, Australia, said that while he was criticized for his diet at first, it helped him break his addiction to unhealthy food, News.com.au reported. Taylor, who used to binge on soda and deep-fried food, has posted his journey with potatoes on social media and said that his social life hasn’t…

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Europe Air Pollution Causes 467,000 Early Deaths a Year: Report

Europe Air Pollution Causes 467,000 Early Deaths a Year: Report

Almost nine out of 10 European city dwellers breathe air that is harmful to their health, though the continent’s air quality is slowly improving, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said today. Air pollution remains the single largest environmental cause of premature death in urban Europe, and was linked to around 467,000 early deaths in 41 European countries in 2013, according to an analysis of data from more than 400 cities. “Emission reductions have led to improvements in air quality in Europe, but not enough to avoid unacceptable damage to human…

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British Teens Drink a ‘Bathtub’ of Sugary Drinks a Year

British Teens Drink a ‘Bathtub’ of Sugary Drinks a Year

British teenagers drink almost a bathtub full of sugary drinks each year, Cancer Research UK said on Tuesday as the charity urged the government to do more to improve children’s diets. Children aged 11 to 18 consume on average 234 cans of sugar-sweetened soft drinks each year, CRUK said. The figure amounts to almost a bath full and is more than double the figure for children aged between four and 10, whose average annual intake is 110 cans. The data stems from a recent report carried out by the government’s…

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