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Hara Hachi Bu: The reason why the Japanese live a 100 years or more

The residents of Okinawa Island in Japan have the longest life expectancy in the world. They live up to 100 years. Various studies have been done over the years to decode the secret to their long, healthy lives. Researchers have finally figured out their secret. For centuries, the Okinawans have been following the principle of ‘Hara Hachi Bu’. In English; it means filling up your belly up to 80% only. By practicing ‘Hara Hachi Bu’, the Okinawans are able to achieve longevity. Nutritionists Kavita Devgan and Tripti Tandon tell us…

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WHY GOOGLE NEEDS GADGETS

YOU’D THINK HAVING dominated search and email, created Chrome and YouTube, plus a self-driving car project, a handful of save-the-world enterprises, and the greatest advertising business in the history of the universe would be enough to keep Google busy. You certainly wouldn’t think the folks in Mountain View would suddenly feel the urge to get into the smartphone game, a remarkably mature market where nobody but Samsung and Apple makes any money, and where Google’s already ubiquitous thanks to Android. And yet, tomorrow, Google will reportedly launch the next generation of its smartphone with the Pixel 2…

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To shed kilos, have salads and more, experts tell us why

We all crave a fit body. And that goal is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we start practising just about any diet that is remotely promising. Salads, in this scenario, seem like an obvious healthy option, be it for mid-day snacking or as complete meals — that’s where we go wrong! The concept of a bowlful of leafy greens seems to be healthy because salads are mostly oil-free, and have no spices, gravy, starch and heavy meats. But hey, that’s the reason why you are losing energy and…

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Vinyasa Yoga: All About the ‘Flow Yoga’ and Why You Must Give it a Try

Yoga is an age-old holistic practice, yet it has often meshed into newer forms. We’d like to throw the spotlight on an interesting form of yoga known as Vinyasa which involves the transition from one posture to another without resting or taking a break. The practice of breathing in and breathing out while getting into and out of a posture has great importance while practicing Vinyasa yoga. The term Vinyasa is derived from the words Vi and Nyasa which means, ‘to place in a special manner’. This denotes that the practice of Vinyasa yoga involves the body…

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There’s a Cheetos-themed restaurant in New York. Here’s why it’s worth the visit

A Cheetos-themed restaurant, helmed by celebrity chef Anne Burrell, is set to open in New York next week that will serve everything from Cheetos-crusted deep-fried pickles, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos mac-and-cheese, and Cheetos-crusted cheesecake. For three days, a cloud of cheesy, orange-colored dust will hang over a pop-up dubbed The Spotted Cheetah in New York, where the snack food with a cult following will be reinvented as hot meals by celebrity chef Burrell. It’s not the first time Cheetos have appeared on a restaurant menu. Last year, Burger King debuted Mac…

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You’re Doing it Wrong: Why Spinach and Lime Juice Make the Perfect Pair

For years, we’ve been told that palak-paneer is a healthy, wholesome dish with the goodness of spinach which is rich in iron and cottage cheese which is full of calcium. Turns out it may not be the case.The science of food combinations is tricky but it is worth understanding. Simply put, the secret to healthy eating lies in pairing the right foods together that facilitate the absorption of all the nutrients. According to Ayurveda, if you pair your foods wrongly, it may lead to disrupt the balanced of doshas in your body and lead…

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