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Being honest isn’t as scary as you think

People believe in the importance of honesty. It’s a quality you value in your personal life (think of how last season’s Bachelorette Becca Kufrin opined through the whole season that the most important thing she was looking for in a partner was honesty); you value it from your coworkers, as the best way to improve your performance and you see it as a moral virtue.

01:27:02 on 22 Sep

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The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that causes memory and behavioural problems. The symptoms develop over a period of time before becoming severe enough to hinder daily chores. However, it’s important to understand facts from myths about this disease that affects a large number of people.

08:55:04 on 22 Sep

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Facial yoga or Foga, is something Meghan Markle swears by and given her swoon-worthy jawline, we are sold. Hailed as a non-invasive alternative to Botox surgery, a little bit of clowning and frowning can keep both the wrinkles and needles away from your face. Foga is also designed to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the middle layer of the skin.

07:56:01 on 22 Sep

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Sarees are a woman’s most prized possessions in her wardrobe and most delicate too. If not taken care of, sarees will lose their brightness and shine. The heavily embroidered sarees run a risk of zari breakage if not maintained properly. Here are few tips you should follow to maintain the beauty and elegance of these gorgeous possessions.

06:55:01 on 22 Sep

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The monsoon season is on its last legs and while you may think your beauty problems are finally over, they aren't done just yet. The end of monsoon is marked by higher temperatures and low humidity which means warm weather and dry heat. Especially for your hair, this could be a problem as the season could leave it coarse, unruly and frizzy.

05:55:01 on 22 Sep

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Showing compassion to others can reduce depression and increase life satisfaction, say scientists who found that the most disagreeable individuals benefit the greatest. The most disagreeable individuals, who are also the least likely to be kind, can benefit most from behaving compassionately, says a study. Highly disagreeable people often lack empathy, said scientists.

09:55:01 on 21 Sep

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'Dark and Lovely' is a stunning piece of art that is reigniting the very important discussion around colourism. The illustration shows a dark-skinned woman holding a tube of a face cream called 'Dark and Lovely' - a powerful image that turns the idea of equating fairness with beauty on its head.

01:40:02 on 21 Sep

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The Madras High Court on Thursday made it clear that it was not the court but the law that requires two-wheeler riders as well those who travel pillion to wear helmets. The police cannot pass the buck to the courts as it was actually the men in uniform who were supposed to implement the law in letter and spirit, it pointed out.

08:42:01 on 21 Sep

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Highlighting that the cases of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia syndrome are on the rise in the the city, doctors in Guntur have said that nearly 1,000 people, suffering from the disease, are admitted to the govt general hospital every year.To make people aware and remove misconceptions, the district administration is observing the World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21.

08:25:01 on 21 Sep

A report released by Niti Aayog shows that Andhra Pradesh has the third highest number of suicides in the country and Telangana state, the fifth highest. TS has also reported many cases of stroke but less than AP. The total number of ischemic heart disease (IHD), stroke, COPD, diabetes, cancer, and suicides reported from TS is less than AP for the year 2016-17.

06:55:02 on 21 Sep

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Gun House, a century-old structure located near the Mysuru palace, will once again house a heritage hotel. A puja was performed to start the renovation work on Wednesday and a renowned architect has been given the task of converting the structure into a multi-cuisine restaurant. Gun House once housed the armoury of British soldiers guarding Mysuru Maharajas.

06:40:01 on 21 Sep

Just when we were beginning to think that the pantsuit was fizzing out, Bollywood celebs are again proving that there's no getting over them anytime soon. This spring-summer, pantsuits have undoubtedly been the hottest style trend, and thanks to the celebs, they have been leaving no stone unturned to sport one after the other stylish looks and set style goals for us all.

04:25:02 on 21 Sep

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People who walk just 35 minutes a day or participate in light to moderate physical activity, may have less severe strokes than people who are physically inactive. While exercise benefits health in many ways, research suggests that even simply getting in a small amount of physical activity each week may have a big impact later by possibly reducing the severity of a stroke.

03:55:01 on 21 Sep

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Where the Hearth is

Mumbai design studio atArchitecture is the winner of the Building Trust International’s Affordable Housing Design Challenge 2018. A non-profit organisation, the trust that looks at design solutions for urban issues took up Phnom Penh as a site for intervention. Like all developing cities around the world, Cambodia’s capital is no stranger to unregulated growth. With rapid urbanisation comes chaos and poor planning, and Special Economic Zones are often found to exclude people in their plans.

01:57:01 on 21 Sep

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It recently emerged that Meghan has been secretly going to a community mosque to cook with victims affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, and has put her name to a book of recipes created in the Hubb Community Kitchen. In the new book, all the recipes have been created by the cooks who support not only residents affected by the Grenfell fire but others in the community.

12:55:02 on 21 Sep

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Going crazy over kappa

Before the long display of the beloved Kappa begins, there are artistic representations of traditional life, cows, farmers and green life. Little children toddling find it most fun to go and touch the cow’s replica at the entrance of the National Kappa (Tapioca) Festival going on at the Kanakakunnu Palace in Thiruvananthapuram.

11:55:01 on 20 Sep

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You’ve been planning a holiday for eons now. The thought of getting away from the boredom of daily life is an opportunity you wouldn’t miss for the world but if you’re taking a vacation abroad, there’s more than one thing you need to be careful about, especially jet lag, that is a likelihood every time you travel from one time zone to another.

10:40:01 on 20 Sep

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Are you unhappy with the way your skin looks and feels right now? Have you been struggling to get rid of dry skin and keep it soft and supple? Did you know that glycerin can help you chase away your skin problems? Glycerine is a colorless and odorless liquid that is derived from plant sources. Here are three easy ways to make glycerine a part of your beauty routine.

09:10:01 on 20 Sep

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Can puppets have a sexual orientation? Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman said that he wrote Bert and Ernie’s relationship, long a subject of fond, tongue-in-cheek speculation, to be that of “a loving couple.” According to Saltzman, during his 15-year tenure with the show, he modelled Bert and Ernie after his own romantic relationship with the late Arnold Glassman.

12:40:03 on 20 Sep

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Some people are often called lazy, because of their brains, say researchers who found that our brain is innately attracted to sedentary behaviour. The findings, led by researchers from the University of British Columbia, suggest that our brains may simply be wired to prefer lying on the couch and that human brains work harder to pick physical activity over relaxation.

10:40:01 on 20 Sep

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First came the cauliflower steaks, served like cruciferous T-bones. Then there was Buffalo cauliflower, generally chicken-shaped. Then came the cauli grains, cauliflower pizza crust, and eventually cauli memes. “Cauliflower moves to the centre of the plate,” declared New York magazine in 2013, crowning it “Vegetable Most Likely to Be Mistaken for a Piece of Meat.”

12:55:01 on 20 Sep

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Yoghurt products, especially those marketed to children, may contain more sugar than soft drinks, putting kids at risk of obesity and tooth decay, a study warns. Yoghurt and other fermented dairy products are known to aid digestive and overall health. A good source of ‘friendly’ bacteria, they also contain protein, calcium, iodine and vitamin B.

10:25:01 on 19 Sep

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What is yoga according to you? A combination of complex asanas performed by people who are fit and flexible, right? But it won’t be wrong to say that it’s a highly shallow version of yoga that we all know. With people across the world practising yoga, some myths associated with the practice have now settled in the mainstream yoga. Well, it is time to debunk these myths.

07:41:02 on 19 Sep

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We often wonder about the meaning of happiness. Being happy doesn’t just mean giggling to yourself every now and then, but it could well be defined as a feeling of contentment, knowing that everything around us is exactly the way they are meant to be. Simple yet intentional changes in the way you think and condition yourself can reinforce the feeling of happiness.

01:25:01 on 19 Sep

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Curious whistles and chirrups echo through the jungle around Kongthong, a remote Indian village, but this is no birdsong. It's people calling out to each other in music -- an extraordinary tradition that may even be unique. Here in the lush, rolling hills of Meghalaya, mothers from Kongthong and a few other local villages compose a special melody for each child.

11:25:01 on 18 Sep

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Differently abled children took to the ramp in a fashion show that had been organised by the Fashion Design Council of India on September 15, titled Unity in Diversity, co-hosted by the Hyatt Regency Delhi. The event kicked off with a live performance by Diwakar of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs, singing a very soothing version of the title track of Khamoshiyaan.

09:25:01 on 18 Sep

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Concealer can be your makeup saviour on tired mornings but it can just as easily ruin a makeup look. It is one of those beauty products that needs to be used right or else, can end up looking blotchy and pale. More often than not, the latter happens because it is used incorrectly. Once and for all, stop making these 5 concealer mistakes right away.

08:25:02 on 18 Sep

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Eyes have natural version for night vision

Turns out, eyes have a natural version for night vision. According to a recent study, to see under starlight and moonlight, the retina of the eye changes both the software and hardware of its light-sensing cells to create a kind of night vision. Retinal circuits, that were earlier thought to be unchanging and programmed for specific tasks, are adaptable.

09:41:01 on 18 Sep

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A fashion show by the differently abled

Differently abled children took to the ramp in a fashion show that had been organised by the Fashion Design Council of India. Ensembles designed and manufactured by the differently-abled at the sublimation unit at Tamana’s Skill Development Centre made a debut on the catwalk. Students from Tamana a school for differently abled children walked the ramp along with models.

06:40:02 on 18 Sep

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The festive season has started! With many more festivals coming up soon, it is time to start paying attention to your festive wardrobe, if you haven't already. While you may be planning to get your hands on gorgeous ethnic suits, lehengas and sarees, don't forget to stock up on jewellery that can elevate your desi looks to a whole new level of chic.

10:25:01 on 17 Sep

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Age pares us to the very bones. Oh, yes and as the production of hormones in the body drops, our bones get thinner and brittle, and more prone to fractures, a condition known as osteoporosis. However, maintaining good bone health can help keep the condition at bay. Here’s a list of food that according to experts, are crucial for good bone health.

09:25:01 on 17 Sep

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The Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) is all set to implement its Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) project over the next two months. The project, which was announced a year ago, has received a push now, with Bengaluru traffic police approving setting up of 300 parking hubs. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) too has given the nod for its implementation.

10:41:01 on 17 Sep

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Employees perform better at their jobs when their bosses show compassion, according to a study which suggests that benevolent leaders help businesses achieve their goals. Benevolence-dominant leadership -- where the primary concern is the personal or familial well-being of subordinates -- almost always had a positive impact on job performance.

08:41:02 on 17 Sep

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Do you typically reach out for jeans paired with a top every time you go out, just to avoid wearing something uncomfortable? Don’t opt for the same-old jeans and top combination. Experiment with jackets, maxi dresses and long kurtas instead. And find your own unique sense of style and break through your sartorial groove this season by following these 5 handy pointers.

06:41:02 on 17 Sep

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The single stereotypes abound. For men, it’s the dysfunctional fortysomething still living with his parents. For women, the callous career woman – who could forget former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard being accused of being “deliberately barren”? Or the crazy cat lady living alone, slowly losing her mind.

01:25:02 on 17 Sep

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The prospects of introducing Battlefield Tourism in Rajasthan will be taken up at the seventh edition of the Indian Heritage Hotels Association Convention due September 13 to 14 in Bharatpur, said Randhir Vikram Singh, general secy, IHHA Convention. Addressing the media, he said a presentation on the idea to recreate the famous battles fought in Rajasthan will be given..

12:25:01 on 17 Sep

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Didn’t a wise man once say that we are living in the age of convenience? We indeed are. For instance, can you imagine writing a letter to a friend today and having to wait a week for him to reply? Or, having to open up a giant, dusty encyclopedia every time you wanted some information? You cannot, because you’d rather Google, right?

11:57:01 on 16 Sep

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From religion to passion, cricket in India enjoys the adulation that no other sport does. It entertains, enthralls and ends up teaching you some of life’s most important lessons such as sportsmanship and team spirit. But that’s not all, if you look closer, it also teaches you an important lesson on road safety, a life-saving one at that.

11:25:01 on 16 Sep

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Tech Mahindra has sacked an employee, who had been accused by a former employee of harassing and discriminating against him on grounds of sexual orientation. The twitter handle @gauravpramanik, arising out of an investigation carried out in the matter, the concerned employee has been separated from the employment of the company with immediate effect,” Tech Mahindra said.

10:25:01 on 16 Sep

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Whether your skin is sensitive, a new product has left it irritated or it is burned from sitting in the sun for too long, it's always handy to know what can ease it. Beauty has a number of natural ingredients that do just that. They calm irritation and bring relief. These natural beauty ingredients soothe the skin greatly so use them for your next homemade face treatment.

11:25:01 on 16 Sep

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September is here and that doesn't just mean the end of the monsoon; it's also the start of the festive season. With Ganesh Chaturthi having begun this week, the festive season is upon us in full swing and with it, celebrity fashion. In bright hues and their glittering best Indian wear, here are 11 celebrities in their most fashionably festive looks.

08:26:01 on 16 Sep

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Are your 'cloth' bags eco-friendly?

Ban on plastic bags is not a new thing. But it definitely picks up momentum now and then – state governments up the emphasis, shops and stores are inspected, and hefty fines are announced for those who are found carrying a plastic bag. Recently, Maharashtra and Karnataka’s ban on plastics has been making the news.

04:55:02 on 16 Sep

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Spinach is dubbed as a diabetes superfood by the American Diabetes Association. It is packed with essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. It is packed with dietary fibres and also possesses a very low glycaemic index. The glycaemic load of a bowlful of spinach is almost zero, which makes it very useful in supporting stable blood glucose levels.

03:55:01 on 16 Sep

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With the aim of taking innovation to every household and encourage problem solving in the state, the Telangana State Innovation Cell launched ‘Intinta Innovator’ (Innovator in every home) campaign. The idea of the campaign is to challenge the notion that groundbreaking innovation happens only in large companies, by technologists or scientists holding reputed degrees.

02:55:01 on 16 Sep

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After the leak of photos of convicts and undertrials living what looks like a luxurious life inside the Central Prison at Puzhal on the city’s outskirts, prison authorities withdrew 18 television sets from ‘A’ class wards. The crackdown came after photos of the prisoners were leaked by the police.

07:55:01 on 15 Sep

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Hyderabad: Cow dung idols can replace clay

Clay idols may soon be replaced with idols made of cow dung. Lord Ganesha idols made with cow dung (Gomaya Ganesh) are gaining popularity as they are more eco-friendly than those made with clay. Caretaker minister A. Indrakaran Reddy is promoting cow dung Ganesha idols and has distributed them to farmers and local people in the undivided Adilabad district.

04:25:01 on 15 Sep

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The Madras High Court on Friday wanted to know whether the State government had issued any circular pursuant to an order passed by the court on May 29 imposing a ban on prescribing homework for students of Classes I and II in all schools irrespective of the educational board to which they were affiliated to.

03:57:01 on 15 Sep

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In April, the TISS earmarked the ground floor of a girls’ hostel to accommodate gender non-conforming students. Since then, residents of the hostel have been working with the administration to make space “inclusive”. The hostel is the culmination of a long-drawn campaign by Queer Collective, an informal student body advocating for LGBTQ+ students as well as the management.

12:25:01 on 15 Sep

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Maintaining a lifestyle that finds a balance between eating well, exercising enough and being satisfied with it can be tricky. It's easy to under or overdo it, which is never good for you. Finding middle ground is not just healthier but can also be maintained in the long term, unlike a crash diet or juice cleanse. These 6 tips can help you find that balance.

07:25:02 on 15 Sep

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Parking is not a right

Open spaces in residential colonies, roadside residuals, informal gathering spaces – we have seen many of these go to accommodate increasing number of vehicles in our cities. Slowly, parked vehicles have encroached upon our favourite spots, trees, shrubs, lawns, footpaths and fountains, and we have accepted it as the inevitable.

12:25:01 on 15 Sep

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Your lower back is where the bones, joints, nerves, muscles and ligaments interconnect and work in sync with one another to provide support to your upper body. However, the lower back being the centre of this matrix makes it more prone to pain and in more extreme cases, injuries. Your desk job could be your worst enemy if caution isn’t practised in good time.

10:55:01 on 14 Sep

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Sleeping well and peacefully at night is actually the solution to a lot of our everyday problems. Not only does a good night's sleep make you feel happier and more productive the next day, but it also helps in reducing stress levels. So other than our daily habits, what really contributes to how well we sleep? The clothes we choose to sleep in, of course.

09:55:01 on 14 Sep

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A triple talaq victim was allegedly attacked with acid by her brother-in-law for 'refusing to undergo nikah halala' with him in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr. Rani, who is a native of Delhi, had approached the Supreme Court after her husband gave her instant talaq one and a half years after their marriage.

12:10:01 on 14 Sep

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There has been much chatter around the use of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems while many users claim that these devices help them quit smoking traditional cigarettes, experts remain divided in their opinion. The TN govt released a statement banning the production, sale, marketing, import, possession or use of any ENDS such as e-cigarettes.

12:09:41 on 14 Sep

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It’s natural for moms to dress up with their daughters in matching outfits, and no one does this more frequently than Aishwarya and Aaradhya. But this time Aaradhya stepped out wearing a princess dress that looked quite similar to a dress Deepika Padukone wore in 2017. In fact, Aaradhya and Deepika’s dresses not only have matching styles but are from the same designer duo.

08:40:01 on 14 Sep

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If you have been waiting for an owl to fly to you and tell you about new Harry Potter books, well, wait no more. Three new Harry Potter books are slated to release before Christmas this year. For Potterheads and muggles alike, a new book means quite a breakthrough in the PotterWorld.

03:27:01 on 14 Sep

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Emojis convey not just fun: Study

That winky-face emoji that you use at the end of a text isn’t just a fun picture added to your sentence. It can convey linguistic meaning that changes the interpretation of the sentence, finds a new study. The findings showed that the brain processes ironic emojis in the same way as ironic language, indicating emojis convey meaning in a sentence.

02:55:01 on 14 Sep

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You love playing dress up and are very conscious about completing your look. A good perfume enhances the complete look you’ve so painstakingly put together and adds to your presence. If you’re unsure about what kind of perfume can become a part of your personality we’ve got you covered through this list of the Top 10 classic perfumes that every woman must own.

08:40:01 on 13 Sep

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Travelling to the US for Indian passport holders is going to get a lot tougher. A new visa rule for the USA that kicked in on September 12 this year, says that authorities can now reject an application over missing documents and mistakes, without giving the applicant an opportunity to explain. The rule is likely to apply to H1B visa holders too.

05:10:01 on 13 Sep

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Vijayawada : No towering Ganesha this year

The city will be missing the hungama around the tallest Ganesha idol, a cynosure of all eyes during the festivity in the last three consecutive years. The installation of idol has been withdrawn this year owing to the unsolicited political interventions that triggered a row in the organising committee last year.

09:41:01 on 13 Sep

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3 easy ways to decorate your work desk

Your work desk is a place where you spend a considerable amount of time. It is essential that your desk isn't only a representation of who you are but also a place where you feel at ease, feel happy and also productive. A lot of organisations encourage their employees to decorate their desk. Not only does that add warmth to the space but also makes you feel good about it.

10:55:01 on 12 Sep

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday announced prohibiting the manufacture for sale or distribution for human use of 328 FDCs drugs with immediate effect. It has also restricted the manufacture, sale or distribution of six FDCs subject to certain conditions, the Ministry said in a statement.

09:41:01 on 12 Sep

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Ganesh Chaturthi is the festival celebrating Lord Ganesha leaving his home on Mount Kailasha to visit our houses and give us his blessings. His entry into our homes is in the month of Bhadra, in accordance with the Hindu Luni-Solar calendar. Devotees bring home idols of Lord Ganesha and during the 10-day festival, pandals with huge statues of the deity are set up.

10:41:01 on 12 Sep

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These days, if you’re headed to India, it’s likely that Hyderabad will feature prominently on your itinerary. The south Indian tech capital ranked first in a global study of the world’s fastest-growing urban economies and real estate markets by professional services firm JLL—proving that Hyderabad’s red-hot startup scene is only going to get hotter.

08:41:02 on 12 Sep

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With their meat served up in a wide array of dishes and blood added to rice wine, snakes make a reputedly satisfying - and nourishing - meal in Vietnam. Snake flesh is traditionally believed to help with cooling overheated body temperatures, relieving headaches and easing digestion. Restaurants cook it and serve it with a rice wine mixed with snake blood.

06:40:01 on 12 Sep

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Patients with high blood pressure problems can reduce the need for antihypertensive medications within 16 weeks with the help of some lifestyle changes. Researchers studied 129 overweight or obese men and women between the ages of 40 and 80 years who had high blood pressure. Researchers randomly assigned each patient to one of three 16-week interventions.

05:25:02 on 12 Sep

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Ghee, a staple in Indian kitchens for centuries; has only recently found global fame with celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian and Yami Gautam advocating its usage. Ghee or clarified butter is a healthy fat that's filled with vitamins A, D, E and K. What may surprise you is that ghee doesn't only do good for health, but also for your hair and skin.

04:25:01 on 12 Sep

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A recent study has noted that Zika virus infects the very cells that are supposed to protect the body from infection. Macrophages are immune cells that are supposed to protect the body from infection by viruses and bacteria. Yet Zika virus preferentially infects these cells.

11:55:01 on 11 Sep

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They say that one should eat to live and not live to eat, but it’s fast becoming an urban myth with several diet plans, weight-loss options and theories around why we gain weight. We’ve put together a list for you to consider if you’re seriously working on losing those inches and kilos to feel better about yourself in your everyday life. Check out the do's and don'ts.

01:40:01 on 11 Sep

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Every time we see Priyanka Chopra, we are left wondering if there's anything that the beauty queen can't ace. The global icon seems to know all the formulas for staying at the top of the game, including making chic style statements to bowl everyone over. From the New York Fashion Week to the Daily Front Row Awards 2018, Priyanka Chopra has been on point.

08:25:01 on 11 Sep

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This year might be among the worst to travel abroad in a while now. The rupee has touched an all-time low against the US dollar, which in turn has made it fall sharply against the euro and in pounds, the rupee is nearly invisible. The current situation is grave and is going to take a toll on people looking forward to that big fat Euro trip.

05:25:01 on 11 Sep

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Digital Native: #MemeToo

Memes, like regrettable exes, have the habit of resurfacing at regular periods. This week saw the return of the “Qajar Princess” meme across social media and institutional news media outlets as well. Princess Qajar first made its appearance towards the end of 2017, when the world was riding high on its pop-feminist assertions and the revelations of the #MeToo movements.

01:55:01 on 11 Sep

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Your gut health is extremely important as the bacteria in the gut helps digest and absorb food. And it also impacts your weight loss plans. While some foods are good for gut and boost the good bacteria, certain food items like pizzas and burgers can harm the gut balance and cause discomfort. Here are 5 foods that you need to eat for good gut health.

10:55:01 on 10 Sep

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Raw foods are said to be the healthiest while traditional cooking methods are known to cause a significant nutrient loss. Yes, if you have been happily baking and pan-cooking your food, you are actually gaining nothing much. Instead, to enjoy your favourite foods and to ensure that you are also taking in nutrients, you need to adopt certain smarter cooking methods.

06:26:01 on 10 Sep

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According to the WHO, almost eight lakh people commit suicide every year, which comes to one person every 40 seconds. There are many more who attempt suicide. The theme for this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day is ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide.’ Previous years had themes like ‘Connect, Communicate, Care’ (2016) and ‘Take a Minute, Change a Life’ (2017).

04:55:01 on 10 Sep

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Increasing number of suicides in Tamil Nadu is a worrisome issue, said Lakshmi Vijayakumar, founder of SNEHA, the suicide prevention centre that runs a helpline for those in distress. She was speaking at a workshop on reporting suicides in the media on the occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day - 2018 held in the city on Sunday.

01:10:01 on 10 Sep

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The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has issued special guidelines to wedding and banquet halls, classified as bulk waste generators, in the city. In an order issued to these bulk generators on September 7, the civic body has issued guidelines on adhering to the plastic ban, apart from providing certain on-site facilities to those who are renting out the space.

11:40:01 on 10 Sep

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Ravi Babu starts a pig farm for Adhugo

Ravi Babu’s upcoming film Adhugo features a piglet called Bunty as one of the central characters. The actor-filmmaker tells us that he had to get nearly 150 piglets to play the role! “Pigs grow very quickly, and you can see a difference within days. So we would shoot with one piglet for a couple of days, and then have to get a replacement.” he says.

02:55:01 on 10 Sep

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Pregnant women can safely limit their weight gain with diet and exercise interventions, the results of a group of trials by the US National Institutes of Health show. Many overweight women gain too much weight during pregnancy, further ratcheting up the already increased risk of serious complications for themselves and their babies such as childhood obesity or diabetes.

11:55:01 on 09 Sep

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When 23-year-old Majiziya Bhanu took to the stage to compete in the women's segment of the Mr Kerala competition in Kochi earlier this year, all eyes were on her - never before had a bodybuilder wearing a hijab (Muslim head scarf) participated in the event. Proving that hijab is no hurdle for her or any other woman, she went on to win the competition.

10:25:01 on 09 Sep

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There are different types of headaches and different factors causing it. So, a headache caused during a migraine will be different from a headache caused by eating something very cold. Check out the 5 lesser-known causes of headaches.

01:26:02 on 09 Sep

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A blood test that quickly and easily detects whether a person is at the risk of a second heart attack is being developed by scientists. The researchers at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia have identified plasma lipid biomarkers (fats in the blood) that improve upon traditional risk factors in predicting heart disease and stroke.

12:26:01 on 09 Sep

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All you need to know about spinal stenosis

Do you often search for a chair to sit while attending a social gathering? Do you often experience numbness, weakness or a tingling sensation in any one or all of these areas like your feet, legs, hands and arms; or face problems while walking or with balancing yourself? If yes, then you could be at a risk of having spinal stenosis.

01:27:01 on 09 Sep

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A day after the SC read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, India’s LGBTQ people say the next step in the legal fight will be for civil rights such as same-sex marriage, inheritance of property, and sharing insurance, among others. But the Union govt, has indicated that it is likely to oppose any petition for same-sex marriage.

10:10:01 on 08 Sep

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A day after the SC read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, India’s LGBTQ people say the next step in the legal fight will be for civil rights such as same-sex marriage, inheritance of property, and sharing insurance, among others. But the Union govt, has indicated that it is likely to oppose any petition for same-sex marriage.

09:55:01 on 08 Sep

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Want to go on a vacation, but the only travelling you do is between your home and office or college? Most of the time, however, it’s the budget woes that keep you chained to one place. But worry not, ahead we’ve listed seven simple tips you can follow for a pocket-friendly holiday, from the saving you can make on eating in to reducing the cost of your accommodation.

01:25:01 on 08 Sep

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Proud moment for us, says Chennai LGBTQI

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme court on Thursday quashed the archaic Section 377 of the IPC which criminalised unnatural sex. Petitioners in the case described the verdict as an “emotional moment” for those who identify as gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual in India. The LGBTQI community in Chennai is over the moon and Deccan Chronicle gauged their pulse.

04:10:01 on 07 Sep

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Consuming whole grains such as a slice of rye bread or a bowl of oat porridge daily can prevent the development of Type-2 diabetes, finds a study. The study showed that it made no difference which type of whole grain product or cereal the participants ate — rye bread, oatmeal, and muesli, for example, seem to offer the same protection against Type-2 diabetes.

09:41:01 on 07 Sep

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How to ace the cold-shoulder trend

Like it or not, the cold-shoulder has been in the spotlight for some time now. Right from international red carpets to the movie promotions here at home, the trend has been spotted on almost every celebrity. You might have already nailed it, but if you are looking for more inspiration, then here’s help. Take cues out of the style books of our Bollywood.

07:41:02 on 07 Sep

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How do I find out my heart age?

You can learn your heart age by answering the 16 questions in the panel at the bottom of this page. The questions cover health and lifestyle, and you have to be over 30 and not have a history of cardiovascular disease to take the test. An online NHS test has shown that 78% of adults in England have an excessively high heart age.

12:25:01 on 07 Sep

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