Do you work the graveyard shift? Here’s how it can affect your health

Sleep disorders, weight gain and digestive problems are all by-products of pulling an all-nighter. These are strange times, wherein work hours around the world have become both flexible and demanding. Some companies have 24-hour shifts, meaning employees have to sometimes work in the dead of the night. But as challenging as this may seem, many people take up these jobs […]

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Not getting enough shut-eye can affect your productivity at work; here’s how

When you do not clock in enough hours, you risk sabotaging your performance at your place of work. By now it has been established that sleeping is essential for the mental and physical health, and overall well-being of the body. An adult needs at least seven hours of shut-eye every night. It helps the body de-stress and reboot after a […]

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10 tips for a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve that’s also fun for parents

New Year Eve: Here's how you can celebrate the day with your kids. Isn’t an adults-only New Year’s eve quite overrated? Well, you realise that once you have kids. Celebrating new year with kids can be way more fun and remind you of your childhood. Here are 10 tips to enjoy family time this new year: 1. Cook a great […]

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Craving for some spicy food? Blame it on the weather

With the weather getting unbearably cold in the northern belt, it is time for you to 'serve it hot'. Have you been incessantly craving spicy food of late? Unable to contain your excitement at the sight and smell of spices? Well, science says that it is your body’s way of pushing you towards keeping yourself warm. Curious about the correlation? […]

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Scientists have developed a once-a-month contraceptive pill

Scientists believe this could be extremely effective to prevent unplanned pregnancies. This has been the first instance when such an approach has been used to deliver contraceptives. According to a report in The Guardian, scientists have developed a contraceptive pill that needs to be taken just once in a month. The same report states that so far the gelatine capsule […]

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Have you been taking your gut health for granted?

Bacteria, fungi and viruses — collectively called microbiome — in the gastrointestinal tract perform many important functions in the body. For a body to function properly, it must maintain the right balance of bacteria in the gut. You may not be aware, but there exist bacteria, fungi and even viruses — collectively called microbiome — in the gastrointestinal tract. They […]

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Curious about Stockholm Syndrome? Here’s everything you need to know

Here are some films if you are looking to understand Stockholm syndrome better: Three Days Of The Condor (1975), Buffalo ‘66 (1998), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Highway (2014), and even (an unpopular opinion) Disney classic Beauty and the Beast. In the 2014 film Highway, the character of Alia Bhatt goes through an dramatic arc when she is taken captive by […]

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Want to fight viruses this season? Let these herbs help you

If you are someone who doesn't like medicines, you can try these natural treatments that might help with viral infections. This festive season is also the season of sickness. While on one hand, people are busy readying their houses and prepping up for the many festivals, there’s the flu ghost hovering in the air, waiting to pounce. Everywhere you look, […]

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Skip these foods to keep your brain healthy

Here's a list to help you strike out the items that your brain can really do without.  There are numerous foods out there that are good for the brain. They sharpen it, shield it from potential diseases, improve memory and concentration. Then there food items and drinks that are not so great for the brain health. Here’s a list to […]

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From iron to vitamin B12: Five common nutritional deficiencies among Indians

Carbohydrates, fat and protein are macronutrients and need to be consumed in larger quantities for energy production,while vitamins and minerals, are micronutrients which are required in smaller quantities, but if not consumed adequately can have an adverse effect on health. Among the many challenges faced by Indians, an often neglected one is nutritional deficiency. Good nutrition is critical for one’s […]

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