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Readers’ best travel discoveries of 2017

Calm waters … lake near the Buerbreen glacier, Norway. Photograph: Getty Images Winnig tip: Buerbreen glacier, Norway Looking for a walk to complete the day before tackling the mammoth Trolltunga hike in April, we decided on the trail to Buerbreen glacier. The starting point was a 20-minute drive from our base in Odda. The walk was brilliant: three hours of streams, rickety-looking bridges, ropes and scrambling brought us to the glacier. With the added beauty of having the trail to ourselves, this was a wonderful hike seemingly bypassed by those aiming…

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The Best Black Friday Travel Deals of 2017

America’s busiest shopping weekend isn’t just about buying new TVs and Christmas gifts. Multiple studies show that spending money on experiences rather than things makes people happier—so this Black Friday, give yourself a gift by planning your next trip. Much like all other Black Friday deals, the savings vary quite a bit. We pored over hundreds (literally, hundreds) of deals and “deals” to find these worthwhile promotions. Chain, Chain, Chain Hotel chains big and small always put on a show—some more substantial than others—of slashing prices. Outrigger, known for its island rentals…

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Why Are Milkshakes Not the Best Idea According to Ayurveda

Love Milkshakes? The goodness of freshly cut fruits blended with the ever so nutritious milk, think there can’t be a concoction as healthy as this? Think again.  Turns out that pairing these two healthy foods may not always result in a healthy combination. In fact, it is better not to team certain foods and consume them in pairs, as they can wreak havoc on your digestion, gut health and overall system.  According to Ayurveda, one such food combination you must stay away from is that of milk and fruits – which puts our very dear…

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Do you tend to put on weight during holidays? Worry not, we have the best solution

For many, the best part of a vacation is to experience delicious meals and soak in the local flavours. However, all this gluttony can impact your health and show up on your waistline. Here are some easy tips to keep in mind while eating out during your vacation. We spoke to Dr Manoj Kuteri, wellness director at Atmantan Wellness Centre at Mulshi, near Pune, Maharashtra, and he says meal planning is the key. 1) Carry your own snacks. Avoid the temptation of snacking at airports as you are more likely to pick…

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9 Best Anti-Ageing Foods for Women

Ageing is a natural process but who doesn’t want to stay young and beautiful? While you can’t really stop the process, you can delay the signs of ageing by following good lifestyle habits. These not only include taking good care of your skin but also paying attention to your diet. After all, it is true – you are what you eat. Your outward appearance has a lot to do with how you feel from within. The rule is simple – eat right for youthful and ageless beauty . Here are the…

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21 Best Foods That All Men Should Eat

Eating the same food as your partner may not necessarily keep you fit and healthy. Men and women require a different set of nutrients for their bodies to function well. Similarly, the health risks for men and women vary considerably and it is essential to take this fact into consideration while deciding the best diet that you should follow. Bangalore-based Nutritionist Dr. Anju Sood helps us understand this better, “The major difference between the male body and the female body is that the muscle mass in the male body is…

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