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Is there a consommé at the Nobel banquet this year? Well, Chef Mark Phoenix lets us into the culinary side of the Prize

Come December 10, the 45-member kitchen at the Stockholm City Hall will be buzzing with last-minute preparations. A contingent of 200 servers will serve 1,350 guests trying to best the previous record of fastest serving at the Nobel Banquet – 6 minutes and 50 seconds. Now, we are not quite sure whether 2016’s most controversial Nobel laureate Bob Dylan would be one of those dining or not (given the mystery that has continued ever since the award was announced on October 16), but 10 other laureates with their families, around…

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Well begun is half done

From bloating to acne, inflammation causes havoc in our bodies. Experts are now introducing inflammation-fighting foods in the diet – and turmeric is the winner, along with ginger. Other foods to combat inflammation are cayenne, zoodle or zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, nut milks and vegan cheese. Sound baths If you want a soothing experience, try sound baths. Lie down on a mat or sit in a comfortable chair. Calming instruments like crystal singing bowls are played by a sound healer. This technique is meant to bring your brain into a…

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How internet can help you sleep well

How internet can help you sleep well Web-based therapy for insomnia is an effective option that could reach “previously unimaginable numbers of people”, researchers suggest. Although cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is the first-line treatment for adults with chronic insomnia, there aren’t enough trained clinicians to deliver the treatment, according to Dr Lee Ritterband of the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville and colleagues. To investigate whether web based CBT-I is effective over the long term and might enable more people to benefit, the team randomly assigned…

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The Ayurvedic Diet to Improve Your Health and Well Being

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.”The words of the 18th century French epicure Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin hold true even today in more ways than we can imagine. From our psychology to history, from how we perceive ourselves to our class, caste and preferred identities, food has a great capacity to unravel all of these. Take a look at a man’s plate and you know exactly who he is and who he hopes to be. Amidst all this, of course, also lies the physicality…

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Yale Researchers Find the Part of the Brain That Determines How Well You Handle Stress

Humans are amazingly resilient in crises, but some cope with life’s stresses better than others. On any given day people face any number of minor annoyances such as being stuck in traffic or spilling coffee on their shirts or forgetting their keys. Then there’s the persistent stressors that come from work, relationships and finances. And there’s the uncontrollable anxieties of global terrorism, mass shootings and Zika-carrying mosquitoes. But why are some people able to deal with it all so calmly, while others freak out? A team of researchers at Yale…

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