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GST Impact: Mobiles, Computers to Get Pricier, Gaming Seems Unaffected

  Although we’re still some way away from the GST becoming a reality in India, the two-day GST-council meet has begun, and is working on slabs for different items. There is a four-tier tax structure, of 5, 12, 18, and 28 percent that will be followed, along with a cess on certain items. According to reports, this is not going to have good results for people who want to buy gadgets, as the tax on things like mobiles, DTH, Internet services, and so on are likely to go up. This…

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How Trumps Tax Proposal Could Impact His Own Business Empire

President Donald Trump’s massive tax-cut proposal would slash taxes on hundreds of businesses he and his family own. The White House on Wednesday unveiled a proposal that would cut the top tax rate for corporations, as well as entities known as pass-through businesses, to 15 percent. That could prove to be a windfall for the Trump Organization, the private umbrella company for hundreds of Trump real estate, licensing and other companies, many of which qualify as pass-through businesses. Trump has refused to release his tax returns, making it impossible to…

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Father’s Diet May Impact the Son’s Ability to Reproduce

A healthy diet is the king. It can save you from various ailments and slow down signs of ageing. The times we live in, there are all sorts of processed food products available in the market which are delicious no doubt but come loaded with chemicals and unwanted calories that adversely affect our health. It is therefore essential to choose right and eat mindfully. How you eat doesn’t only affect your health at present and in the future, but could have implications on your future offspring. Research suggests that it’s…

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Menstrual cycle doesn’t impact training, performance: Study

A recent study, published in the Journal of Physiology, has found that doing fixed intensity exercise during menstrual cycle does not affect a woman’s autonomic heat responses (skin blood flow and sweating). That’s according to a collaboration between Massey University, the University at Buffalo and the University of Otago. They also found that exercise performance was impaired by humid heat due to the reduced ability of the body to sweat effectively. The research studied the effects of heat on ten well-trained women across their menstrual cycles. Each woman completed four…

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Why emotional stress can impact body movement

Why emotional stress can impact body movement (Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images) Have you ever wondered why we sometimes ‘freeze’ when we are frightened or under strong emotional stress? This may be because the response to anxiety may include not only the parts of the brain which deal with emotions, as has been long understood, but also movement control centres in the brain. “This (study) is the first hard proof that strong emotions produce a response in brain areas concerned with movement,” said lead researcher Laura Muzzarelli from Vita-Salute San Raffaele University…

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High-Fat Diet During Pregnancy May Impact Baby’s Gut, Immune System

Women consuming high-fat diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of affecting bacteria living in her baby’s gut thus impacting proper development of the immune system, says a study. The results showed that expecting mothers’ diets can lead to distinct changes in their babies’ microbiome, which could affect energy extraction from food as well as early immunity development. “Diet is very amenable to change and women are highly motivated to make healthy changes during pregnancy. Traditionally, dietary interventions during pregnancy have focused on micronutrients, such as iron and folic acid,”…

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