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A real connect: Time spent with loved ones is key to being healthy

This is the time of the year when most of us are resuming our routines — work, school, college, etc. — after a small break during which we spent time with our loved ones. And actor Kate Hudson’s latest book, Pretty Fun: Creating and Celebrating a Lifetime of Tradition, emphasises how important it is to give the gift of time and create stronger bonds with people around you, be it family, friends or colleagues. We speak to a few experts on how great interpersonal skills translate to a better quality…

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Buddha loved to diet

So, it turns out Buddha endorsed dieting too. The one strict gastronomic rule that Lord Buddha prescribed was that monks should avoid what he called “untimely eating.” Specifically, he wanted them to eat only between dawn and noon. Afternoon and evening eating was strictly prohibited. The Buddha didn’t care too much ‘what’ they ate, but he cared a lot about ‘when’ they ate. The buddha diet A healthy way to lose weight, Buddha’s Diet is all about intermittent fasting – taking a break from food for a few hours every…

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Witnessing fear in loved ones can cause PTSD

A study reveals that if a person hears about a serious incident — such as a gunfire exchange – from his/her loved ones or even strangers, it may change how information flows in the brain and can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. Scientists in the study, published in Neuropsychopharmacology, observed that fear in others may change how information flows in the brain. Post-traumatic stress disorder, also called PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can develop in some people after they experience a shocking, scary, or dangerous event, according to the…

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