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Parents, keep in mind: Less than 20% urban kids in India eat fruits once a day

Only 18% of urban children in grade six to 10 in India eat fruits every day, show the results of a survey, revealing poor eating habits of a vast majority of kids in the country. At 14%, the proportion of children eating protein once a day is even lower, showed the survey by Podar Education Group which runs over 100 schools spread across the country. The survey involved responses from 1,350 parents of children studying in grade six to 10 in India’s metro cities. The results showed that only 35%…

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5 Ayurvedic Herbs You Can Use to Fight Stress and Calm Your Mind

Given our chaotic lifestyle and the constant urge to stay ahead in life, stress and anxiety have become common problems. According to the book, ‘The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies’ by Vasant Lad, stress is psychosomatic disorder that has many causes in our day-today life. We may feel anxious because of  minor day to day issues or health problems, office work or some kind of emotional turmoil. Stress may trigger other ailments such as allergies, asthma, high cholesterol and hypertension. It may also lead to an imbalance of the vata, pitta andkapha in the…

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A calm exterior can hide a turbulent mind

The silence depressed me. It wasn’t the silence of silence. It was my own silence: Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar In her famous semi-autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar, American writer Sylvia Plath had expressed the anguish of a depressed mind as it hurtled downward with great exactitude. She described the feeling as one of being trapped inside a bell jar – a dour, claustrophobic experience that cannot be wished away. Most people who suffer from depression are said to experience the same all- encompassing entrapment. For them, it is not…

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Types of Dandruff: Things to Keep in Mind Before Buying an Anti-Dandruff Product

Hush yourself and look away from that swanky black shirt or your stunning little black dress as dandruff can get ruthless. The little white flakes can wreak havoc, putting you in an embarrassing situation in a social gathering. And besides depriving you of an exciting wardrobe, dandruff can cause itchy scalp, making it hard for you to manage on a day-to-day basis.Dandruff is often attributed to poor hygiene and/or improper diet. In most cases it results from the flaking of scalp triggered due to dryness. Dietary nourishment as well as…

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Loud and clear: Noise hurts health, mind

Most Indians are noisy by nature. Be it announcing good news, leading a procession through the city, celebrating a marriage or a religious festival or even just chattering with a group of friends, we like to be heard loud and clear. The pollution created in the process is a health hazard having impact on everything -from brain to heart. From the cacophonous noise of peak-hour traffic to the deafening sound of planes taking off several kilometres away , the sound of hand-blender to the hum of the washing machine at…

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Head for the companies with a method in mind

After years of over- and underestimating, I sooner or later understand how many quarts of tomatoes we’ll use in the direction of a yr. i have learned to double up on the raspberry jam. Even the maximum delicious peach preserves cross partially uneaten, but we’re going to end all the peach pie filling. Seven specific chutneys could be too many.those are a few of the instructions learned. beyond keeping’s seasonal time crunches – bitter cherries are here and long past! – it’s vital to be organized and tactical, and to…

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