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Meditation, yoga can sharpen your mind

Meditation, Yoga can sharpen your mind

LONDON: Confirming what yogis have claimed for long, new research has found that meditation and breath-focused practices, such as pranayama, can work like fertiliser for the brain, strengthening our ability to focus on tasks. ‘Our research finds that there is evidence to support the view that there is a strong connection between breath-centred practices and a steadiness of

Lonely teenagers more likely to sleep poorly

Lonely teenagers more likely to sleep poorly

LONDON: Is your teenaged daughter or son having trouble falling asleep or sleeping less? It may be because of the feeling of loneliness, researchers say. Loneliness is defined by researchers as a feeling of distress that people experience when they perceive their social relationships to be inadequate.The findings showed that the young adults, who are

Suffering from osteoarthritis? Have fish oil, spinach

Suffering from osteoarthritis? Have fish oil, spinach

LONDON: Consuming one gram of fish oil every day and including spinach in the diet could help reduce the pain of patients with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis that generally affects the hands, hips and knees. In the study published in the journal Rheumatology, the researchers examined the link between diet and the effective self-management

How not to impress a woman

Useful tip: Guys, end every sentence you speak to a woman with, “But I could be wrong”. This saves time. Example: “Good morning! But I could be wrong!” That thought was inspired by a news item I just read. A man robbed a bank and then threw some of the money over singer Taylor Swift’s fence “to

Living in green spaces may cut down stress in kids

Living in green spaces may cut down stress in kids

NEW YORK: Want your child to remain stress free? If yes, try relocating to a better neighbourhood as a new study has found less stress hormone in children with access to green spaces, clean air, and quality grocery stores. The findings, published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, showed that the average cortisol level a biological

Walking may help women to conceive

Walking may help women to conceive

NEW YORK: If you have a history of pregnancy loss, do not lose hope as a new study suggests that physical activity such as walking may improve the chances of conceiving among women who are overweight or obese. The study, published in the journal Human Reproduction, suggested that women reporting more than four hours a week

Sitting in cars for long hours may lead to blood clots

Sitting in cars for long hours may lead to blood clots

TOKYO: A new study suggests that being confined in a car or airplane for long hours may increase the risk of developing a condition called venous thromboem bolisms (VTE), a blood clot that forms most often in the deep veins of the leg, groin or arm. In order to assess the impact of remaining seated in cars

Western diets may improve fat digestion, absorption

Western diets may improve fat digestion, absorption

WASHINGTON:Western diets, high in fat and simple sugar, may promote the growth of bacteria in the small intestine that increase fat digestion and absorption, a study claims. The study, published in the journal Cell Host and Microbe, determined if microbes were required for digestion and absorption of fats. The researchers from the Midwestern University in

Early curiosity can boost maths, reading skills in young kids

Early curiosity can boost maths, reading skills in young kids

NEW YORK: Let your child be curious for learning new things as it may help him or her to grasp basic math and improve reading skills from an early age, a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher suggests. Curiosity in young children was defined as a trait for the joy of discovery, and the

Video games can help learn new language: Study

Video games can help learn new language: Study

LONDON: Popular video games can be used to teach a new language, say scientists who have used the ‘ssin’s Creed II’ to teach the Italian language to a class of students. Simone Bregni, associate professor at Saint Louis University in Spain, started playing video games in 1975 when he was 12.By the mid-1980s, he was

Treat sunburn, improve gastro immune system with yogurt

Treat sunburn, improve gastro immune system with yogurt

Treat sunburn, improve gastro immune system with yogurt. Yogurt, the versatile dairy product, is filled with nutrition and is equally useful for skin and hair. Treat sunburns, acne and improve your immunity with yogurt, say experts. Himanshu Chadha, Founder, APS Cosmetoofood, and Nmami Agarwal, Nutritionist and Dietician, have listed the goodness of yogurt:Treat sunburn: Spread yogurt on the affected

Fashion extravaganza at INIFD Ludhiana Daily Post India

Fashion extravaganza at INIFD Ludhiana

FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA AT INIFD LUDHIANA Continuing with the splendid Fashion presentations that Inter National Institute of Fashion Design Ludhiana exhibited on Day 1, Ludhiana Fashion Week – the Annual Design Contest organized by the institute entered its second day with full pomp and show.The event, which began on 20th of April 2018 and will present its grand

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Delicious ways to eat Mangoes this season

From mango sandwich to a mango dessert, one can try out some delicious ways of trying this fruit so that you can make the most of it this season. Carefully curated by French chef Gregory Bazire from Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea House and Chef Paul Hayward, Executive Pastry Chef, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, try out these

Rimple-Harpreet look forward to designing for Bollywood

Rimple-Harpreet look forward to designing for Bollywood

fter working on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s blockbuster Padmaavat, designers Rimple and Harpreet Narula say they want to work more in Bollywood, but at present their focus is on their brand. ” Currently, we are focusing on the brand and our next collection. We have a few exciting projects coming up in the near future, Rimple told IANS.“However

How to preserve timeless elegance of 'Saris'

How to preserve timeless elegance of ‘Sarees’

Whether it’s a Banarasi variety or the six yard wonder in chanderi or tissue, saris need to be kept well to be preserved for years altogether, say experts. Vineet Chhajer, Director, Vineet’s Sarees, suggests: 1. For koras, organzas and chanderis: They should be rolled around tall wooden sticks wrapped in mulmul and stored flat beneath a stack of

Reasons to serve pizza at your wedding

Reasons to serve pizza at your wedding

Confused about your wedding menu? Opt for pizza for its muti purpose offerings. Femalefirst.co.uk lists down reasons why one should serve pizza at their wedding.It’s easy: You don’t have to worry about ensuring every one of your guests has an individual meal- they can help themselves to as much or as little as they want. You

Stressful life events may accelerate brain ageing

Stressful life events may accelerate brain ageing

LOS ANGELES: Major midlife adverse events, such as divorce or death of a family member, accelerates ageing in the brain, a study has found. “Having more midlife fateful life events, particularly relating to divorce/separation or a family death, was associated with advanced predicted brain ageing,” said Sean Hatton from University of California, San Diego in

Smartphone app may help women reduce period pain

Smartphone app may help women reduce period pain

BERLIN: A smartphone app can help women effectively reduce and cope with menstrual pain and cramps using self-acupressure, a study has found. About 50 to 90 per cent of young women experience pain during their periods. While this pain primarily manifests itself as lower abdominal cramping, other symptoms include headache, backache, nausea and diarrhea. Acupressure is

‘Night owls’ taking morning classes get poor marks

NEW YORK: Studying till late in the night will only fetch poor grades and it is high time to tailor students’ class schedules to their natural biological rhythms, stress researchers. Students whose circadian rhythms were out of sync with their class schedules say, night owls taking early morning courses received lower grades due to “social

Indians understand French food because they travel: French Chef

Indians understand French food because they travel: French Chef

Baguette lobster thermidor, chicken roulade, escargots de bourgogne and croissants. Indians are no strangers to these French delights and more, says French chef Chez Jerome Cousin who, encouraged by evolving tastes of welltravelled “desi” foodies, has opened an “authentic” bistro in New Delhi. Born in a family of restaurateurs, Cousin has been living in India for the