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How technology is helping Assam’s rural children learn better

Arifa, Afreen, and Shabana, class VIII students of Milan HS School in Banekutchi of Nalbari district, tied a plastic cover over a leaf of a small plant. The next day, observing the water droplets that had formed inside the cover, they learnt about the process of photosynthesis. Back in their classrooms, they found out from the internet how aquatic and desert plants survive and then prepared a multimedia presentation on photosynthesis of different types of plants. Kaveri Borthakur, their science teacher, says that project-based learning using technology has improved students’…

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Is Eating Water Better Than Drinking It? Here’s How To Include Edible H20 In Your Diet

Reams have been written about the significance of drinking water. Regular water intake is essential to our health as our body does not really have a fixed reservoir of water and keeps losing it in the form of urine and sweat. Adequate water supply also helps maintain smooth functioning of some of the most essential bodily processes like maintaining the electrolyte balance, preventing constipation, supplying oxygen and essential nutrients to the body as well as to the brain, facilitating digestionand flushing waste and toxins out of the body. Dehydration or lack of water will…

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10 exercises better than squats

What crunches is for abs, squats is now for butts! But just like most fitness experts are now rebuffing the importance of doing hundreds of crunches for a chiseled ab, it’s now time to see beyond the magic of squats for a shapely butt. Yes, doing multiple reps of squats can make the booty burn, but it is always good to spice things up, lest your body gets immune to one workout move. Simran Khosla shows us a variety of butt exercises, interesting variations that can put the humble squats to shame. 1….

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Pregnancy and Preeclamsia: Cut Down on Salt to Manage the Condition Better

Preeclamsia is a condition wherein a pregnant woman experiences elevated blood pressure late in her pregnancy – usually after 20 weeks or so. Although the condition is known to have no definite cause, experts link it with poor nutrition, high body fat or inadequate blood supply to the uterus. Women who have a history of high blood pressure or preeclamsia, those suffering ailments like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or obesity are more susceptible to the condition. Some of the most common symptoms would include headaches, abdominal pain, nausea, weight gain among…

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6 Secrets to Travel Better When on the Flight

There’s no greater joy than traveling to new places, discovering new cultures, cuisines and traditions. Some travel simply because they love to. Some travel due to various professional or personal reasons. It’s easier now to travel to far off places than ever before. Multiple airline choices and great connectivity have, to an extent, eased long distance travel. But with having the leisure of traveling by air comes a string of comfort issues. Some people complain of dehydration on long haul flights, while other complain of catching a sniffle every time…

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Ghee Versus Butter: Which One is Better?

Ghee has made a comeback into the Indian kitchen in recent years, and what a spectacular comeback it has been. After been blamed for being a weight-gaining and unhealthy part of our diet for years – Ghee is now trending as the new superfood. Truth is, it keeps your gut healthy, is a source of good fats and is superb for the skin too! Healthy and monitored doses of ghee are actually being recommended by nutritionists around the world. “Ghee can be had in small quantities daily as a source…

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