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Watch out for the signs: Learn how suicides can be averted

On July 20, it was declared that Chester Bennington, frontman of the popular band Linkin Park, committed suicide. On July 31, 14-year-old Mumbaiite Manpreet Singh committed suicide as part of an online game. In both cases — like most suicides — no one saw it coming. However, experts are of the opinion that raising awareness about depression, which leads to suicidal tendencies, can go a long way in preventing such cases. “Bennington was 41 and the teenager was only 14. These examples prove that the tendency to commit suicide can…

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Guilt-free snacks you can munch in office

1. Healthy and delicious! Once the clock strikes 4, no matter how filling your lunch has been, the hunger pangs start to kick in. So ditch the junk food and opt for healthier snacks. These recipes will keep you satiated for long while satisfying your tastebuds. These guilt-free snacks are packed with tons of healthy nutrients that will help your body shed those extra pounds and put your cravings on halt. Here are 7 healthy snacks you can carry in your office bag. 2. ​Mixed Sprouts Corn Chaat Mixed Sprouts…

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Can You Handle Drunken Pickles?

We’ve been doing all sorts of fruit — but there had to be a way for us to expand our horizon. As we pondered our favorite food trends as of late, pickles came to mind. Could it be done? What would be soak them in? Is this taking the pickle trend TOO FAR? (Hint: at Delish there is no such thing as too far!) We settled on a play on the classic pickleback: a combination of whiskey and pickle juice, perked up with some dill and red pepper flakes. We tend to lean…

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You can make your bones live after you

Rahul Sharma (name changed) teaches at Delhi University today thanks to a bone donor. He had lost a part of his thigh bone to cancer, and when the metal replacement became infected eight years later his only hope was a bone graft as he could not buy another implant for Rs 5 lakh. Sharma was lucky the bone bank at AIIMS–India’s first–had bone tissue when he needed it. In its 18-year existence the bank has got only 32 donations, and none at all in the past two years.The number of…

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Eating At The Exact Same Time Every Day Can Help You Lose Weight

If you aren’t one for routine, you may want to rethink your day-to-day approach — especially if you’re prone to eating late dinners after a busy work day or skipping breakfast when you’re running late. According to a new study, an erratic eating schedule could be totally messing with your health. In fact, irregular meals can lead to obesity, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Two papers published in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society found that adults who consume meals at the same time every day were less…

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Does Your Child Stay Up Late for an Early Exam? It Can Affect His Grades

Inadequate sleep seems to be a trend these days. With more and more people travelling long hours for work and working till late, sleep is one thing that begins to take a toll of our highly demanding, haphazard lifestyle. Though experts suggest 7-8 hours of good night’s sleep every day, it seems like a challenging task for most around. Even teenagers and young adults are beginning to give less important to one of the most important aspects of our health – sleep. Sleep plays an important role in maintaining your…

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