The best thing you can do for your health: sleep well

The best thing you can do for your health: sleep well

 ‘I revere and adore sleep (scientifically and personally)’ Photograph: Bogdandreava/Getty Images Do you think you got enough sleep this past week? Can you remember the last time you woke up without an alarm clock, feeling refreshed, not needing caffeine? If the answer to any of these questions is “no,” you are not alone. Two-thirds of adults throughout all developed nations fail to obtain the recommended eight hours of nightly sleep. Indeed, surveys by the UK Sleep Council and YouGov reveal that one out of every three people you pass on the streets of Britain…

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Healthy Food Makes You Happy: Research Shows A Healthy Diet Improves Your Mental Health

Healthy Food Makes You Happy: Research Shows A Healthy Diet Improves Your Mental Health

Young woman buying fresh red peppers at supermarket. She’s picking peppers from the shelf.GETTY Depression has many origins: genetic, triggered by a specific event or circumstance or lifestyle choices. But it is a disease of the brain, and researchers find that ensuring it receives the proper nutrients is a way to prevent and treat depression. In the future patients experiencing depression may not only be referenced to a therapist, but a nutritionist as well. It has long been understood that fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean, unprocessed proteins are the…

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5 travel fails that can cost you money or ruin your trip

5 travel fails that can cost you money or ruin your trip

Security lines at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta stretch more than an hour long on Jan. 14, 2019, during the government shutdown. (Photo: John Spink, Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) We all do dumb things when traveling from time to time, but if we learn from our mistakes we can save time and money. Here are some of the most common failures – ones I’ve been guilty of, too –plus what they can cost and how to avoid them. 1. Failure to take into account airport delays In case you’ve been in…

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Deck up your home with Art Deco

Deck up your home with Art Deco

A pair of restored Pierre Jeanneret chairs and teakwood library desk at Pooranawalla. Pics/Suresh Karkera An oak tree has to give its life to become your chair. Later, a designer spends weeks and a carpenter spends days so that your perfectly formed backside can rest on its perfectly formed seat. The small act of sitting down comes with a list of sacrifices. So, when you outgrow it, isn’t another shot at life a better end? The antique stores of Mumbai – Moorthy’s in Tardeo, Phillips Antiques in Colaba, Camelot in…

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You Have To Own Your Career Because Nobody Else Cares About You

You Have To Own Your Career Because Nobody Else Cares About You

The following advice may initially come across as cold, cynical and harsh, but stick with me. In my experience, you have to own your career because nobody else cares about you. In my parents’ generation, people took jobs that didn’t even require a college degree—incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt—and stayed with the company for their entire career. There was an implicit contract between the parties. Employees agreed to work hard, punch the clock and would be reasonably rewarded with a gold watch and pension—just good enough to…

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Insulin can boost your immune system, here’s how

Insulin can boost your immune system, here’s how

Insulin, a peptide hormone produced by beta cells of the pancreatic islets, boosts immune health, according to a new study. Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI) scientists have identified a specific insulin signalling pathway that, when activated, revs up the response of T cells in the immune system to divide rapidly and secrete cytokines, chemical messenger proteins that activate the rest of the immune system. A fast and effective immune response protects us against disease and life-threatening infections by destroying infected cells or microbes, while a wrong or inefficient one can…

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How To Make Sure Your Next Job Offers Career Growth

How To Make Sure Your Next Job Offers Career Growth

Getty Royalty Free Career growth is a factor many job seekers prioritize when choosing their next career move. If you’re early in your career, you want to build a long-term foundation. If you’re mid-career, you want to fill in gaps your skills or expertise. If you’re later in your career, you don’t have as many moves to make so you want to ensure this next job gets you to or close to your end goal. Most companies will say they offer career growth, but how do you make sure the…

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Travel souvenir is your new home accessory, 5 home decor tips for happy homes

Travel souvenir is your new home accessory, 5 home decor tips for happy homes

Let travel souvenirs be your new home accessory, 5 easy home decor tips While setting off on a journey, be it national or international, most of us like to bring back home something as a memory. Whether it’s a fridge magnet, a miniature, postcards or even some attractive stones found on a beach, make sure you are giving this memories a nice place at your home. Here, we give you five simple tips on how meaningful souvenirs that you collect from your journeys can turn into attractive home décor pieces…

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Adding cabbage and broccoli to your diet may help prevent colon cancer

Adding cabbage and broccoli to your diet may help prevent colon cancer

Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, a study has found. The research, published in the journal Immunity, shows that mice fed on a diet rich in indole-3-carbinol – which is produced when we digest vegetables from the Brassica genus – were protected from gut inflammation and colon cancer. While the health benefits of vegetables are well-established, many of the mechanisms behind them remain unknown. This study offers the first concrete evidence of how I3C in…

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Lack of quality sleep can affect your social life and make you feel lonely

Lack of quality sleep can affect your social life and make you feel lonely

Poor sleep can hamper your social life, say scientists who found that sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less inclined to engage with others, avoiding close contact in much the same way as people with social anxiety. Researchers at the University of California (UC) Berkeley in the US, have found that alienating vibe makes sleep-deprived individuals more socially unattractive to others. Moreover, well-rested people feel lonely after just a brief encounter with a sleep-deprived person, potentially triggering a viral contagion of social isolation. The findings, published in the journal Nature Communications,…

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