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Understanding your pets

Considering pets cannot verbally communicate we should ideally be more understanding and receptive to their needs, requirements and health. Over the time people have learnt that homemade food albeit fresh is not a complete and balanced meal for the pet primarily because the nutrition requirements differ from humans. In India much like the western countries the focus on pet health and care is growing rapidly. They are more often taken to veterinary doctors not just when they are unwell but for overall annual health check-ups. The other big trend that…

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The 15-Minute Guided Meditation Video to Start Your New Year Off Right

Holiday travel and time spent with family and friends can be amazing, but all the celebratory meals, drinks, and out-of-whack sleep schedules and air travel can take a toll. Your body is likely looking for a reset, and the stress of returning to work after all the festivities can be overwhelming. Repair your body and mind all at once with a simple routine of mindful meditation to get you back to your grounded, happy self. (Here’s why you should meditate, and how to start). This guided meditation can be done anywhere…

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How Often You Should Clean Your Sheets

Whether you’re a self-proclaimed neat freak or are totally fine with letting dirt, grime and clothes pile up in your home all for the sake of making it to Saturday-afternoon brunch, we all can agree cleaning is no fun. In fact, keeping clutter out of the home is seriously stressful, especially when it’s on top of all of the other to-dos we have going on in our life. According to one online survey, a whopping 84% of recently stressed Americans say they worry their home isn’t clean or organized enough. If…

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Kick-Start Your Weekend With This Turkish Eggs Recipe

Bored with scrambled eggs? This spicy Turkish dish will add some variety to your morning meals. As well as the protein provided by the eggs, you get a hefty dose of muscle fuel from the yogurt, while the other ingredients provide both delicious flavours and more health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory properties, for example, while extra virgin olive oil provides vitamins E and K. Ingredients (serves one) 2 eggs 1½ cloves garlic, crushed 100g Greek yogurt 20ml extra virgin olive oil 10g unsalted butter ½tsp dried chilli flakes 1 stalk…

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You can make your bones live after you

Rahul Sharma (name changed) teaches at Delhi University today thanks to a bone donor. He had lost a part of his thigh bone to cancer, and when the metal replacement became infected eight years later his only hope was a bone graft as he could not buy another implant for Rs 5 lakh. Sharma was lucky the bone bank at AIIMS–India’s first–had bone tissue when he needed it. In its 18-year existence the bank has got only 32 donations, and none at all in the past two years.The number of…

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Decoded: What your yawn means

Things a yawn could mean beyond tiredness   If you think yawning is a mere indication from your tired body to take a nap or a relaxing break, you need to give it a thought again! You might have experienced that despite being vigilant, you still yawn. If facts are to be believed, yawns are contagious, more so if it’s a friend who is yawning. What could be the other possible causes? We decode. Does yawning really mean your body lacks oxygen?   Many of us have this misconception that…

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