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Keep the doctor away with an apricot a day

Keep the doctor away with an apricot a day

Do you have an apricot tree growing in your garden? Treasure it if you have one as apricot is one of the most nutritious fruits in the world. Apricots are often confused with peach as they look similar and both have a strong nut shell and slightly furry. They are members of the same prunus [...]

September 23, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Keep the doctor away with an apricot a day

Have You Been Eating Yogurt with Milk? Here’s Why You Should Avoid This Combination

Have You Been Eating Yogurt with Milk? Here’s Why You Should Avoid This Combination

Food combinations can play an important role in maintaining your gut health, promoting good digestion and overall health. While it is good to experiment in the kitchen, it is best to avoid combing certain ingredients as their combination can play havoc with your stomach. Pairing two healthy foods may not always result in a healthy combination. In some cases, [...]

September 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Have You Been Eating Yogurt with Milk? Here’s Why You Should Avoid This Combination

Zomato in talks with Ant Financial to raise $100-200 mn

Zomato in talks with Ant Financial to raise $100-200 mn

Food ordering and restaurant discovery platform Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd is in talks with China’s payments giant Ant Financial Services Group to raise $100-200 million, three people familiar with the matter said. The deal, which hasn’t been finalized, may value Zomato at between $800 million and $900 million, said two of the three people cited [...]

September 8, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Zomato in talks with Ant Financial to raise $100-200 mn

Edinburgh festival shows examine mental health – with sticky tape and silliness

Edinburgh festival shows examine mental health – with sticky tape and silliness

At the 2014 Edinburgh fringe, the trailblazing Every Brilliant Thing – written by Duncan Macmillan and performed by Jonny Donahoe – talked to us about depression in a refreshingly warm, open and honest way. A year later, Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn’s Fake It ’Til You Make It tackled the taboo subject of male depression and was one of a [...]

August 14, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Edinburgh festival shows examine mental health – with sticky tape and silliness

Harry Potter series helps people cope with death, finds study

Harry Potter series helps people cope with death, finds study

J K Rowling’s popular Harry Potter series may have helped fans cope with death, according to a study which suggests that the people who dwell on the idea of dying are likely to read the books or watch the movies of the fantasy franchise multiple times. For some, it seems that anxiety about or obsession [...]

August 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Harry Potter series helps people cope with death, finds study

Love packaged fruit juice? Such drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

Love packaged fruit juice? Such drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

Consuming a sugar-sweetened drink like fruit juices with a high-protein meal including lean meat, chicken, fish and dairy products may negatively affect energy balance, alter food preferences and cause the body to store more fat, according to a study. The findings showed that the inclusion of a sugar-sweetened drink decreased fat oxidation, which kick-starts the [...]

August 5, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Love packaged fruit juice? Such drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

5 Benefits of Starting Your Day With Himalayan Salt Water (Sole Water)

5 Benefits of Starting Your Day With Himalayan Salt Water (Sole Water)

Himalayan salt water, also popularly known as sole water, is basically water that has been fully saturated with salt. The crucial thing to understand here is that sole water is made only with Himalayan salt which is prized for its healing qualities. Himalayan salt is considered to be the purest form of salt in earth. Hand-cut slabs [...]

July 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 5 Benefits of Starting Your Day With Himalayan Salt Water (Sole Water)

FOUR THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN WORKING WITH MINIMALIST FLOOR PLANS

FOUR THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN WORKING WITH MINIMALIST FLOOR PLANS

Open, minimalist floor plans are trending in home design, and builders and designers should keep the space simple and sustainable. Remodeling contributor Kacey Bradley presents four factors to think about when designing minimalist modern spaces: 1. Minimalist Modern Structure In architecture, the minimalist modern home leaves more to the imagination at first glance, vastly different from Art [...]

July 24, 2017 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on FOUR THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN WORKING WITH MINIMALIST FLOOR PLANS

For first time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs: UN report

For first time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs: UN report

For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday. AIDS deaths are also now close to half of what they [...]

July 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on For first time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs: UN report

Love packaged fruit juice? Such drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

Love packaged fruit juice? Such drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

Consuming a sugar-sweetened drink like fruit juices with a high-protein meal including lean meat, chicken, fish and dairy products may negatively affect energy balance, alter food preferences and cause the body to store more fat, according to a study. The findings showed that the inclusion of a sugar-sweetened drink decreased fat oxidation, which kick-starts the [...]

July 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Love packaged fruit juice? Such drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

Campus Calling: DU to reserve seats for acid attack survivors, students with thalassemia

Campus Calling: DU to reserve seats for acid attack survivors, students with thalassemia

This year, Delhi University will reserve seats for undergraduate studies in its affiliating colleges for acid attacks survivors and students with thalassemia and dwarfism. The move comes after the university adopted the revised Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. The law gives not less than 5% reservation to students with disabilities taking admissions in [...]

May 26, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Campus Calling: DU to reserve seats for acid attack survivors, students with thalassemia

Amazon’s first New York bookstore blends tradition with technology

Amazon’s first New York bookstore blends tradition with technology

Customers shop at the newly opened Amazon Books store in Columbus Circle in New York. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA Drop in for a book. Walk out with a smart watch. Shopping in one of Amazon’s brand-new, three-dimensional bookstores affords visitors the opportunity to buy many things that aren’t books. A hands-free sous vide, for example. Or [...]

May 26, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Amazon’s first New York bookstore blends tradition with technology