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Insomnia can make you fat. Here are 12 science-backed ways to sleep better

One of the biggest casualties of a hectic lifestyle is usually your sleep. While you may stick to eating superfoods, or doing some form of exercise regularly, you often sleep less on busy days, or stay up nights battling stress and anxiety. But by sleeping less, you are harming your health in more ways than one. “Sleep is a biological process driven by hormones and plays a crucial role in the maintenance of a healthy body,” says Dr Deepti Bagree, head of department-Healthcare, Reset- Holistic Living Concepts. Along with your…

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Travel tips: 12 of the biggest myths in travel, busted

The French, rude? Don’t believe the hype. Photo: Alamy I’m not sure how these things start. Maybe someone writes a newspaper story, or a blog post, or just tells a few tales to their friends, and these things gain a life of their own, they become perceived wisdom, they morph from story into fact. You just know them, now, to be true: you should pack light when you travel; you should fly to your destination; you should dress smart to get an upgrade; you should shop at duty free; you should…

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The Godfather Burger With 12 Layers of Meat and Cheese is Trending in Mumbai

When even before giving out the contents of the dish, your menu cautions you that ‘This is Big’, you know you aren’t in for regular fare. The Godfather Burger at Howra in Lower Parel in Mumbai is anything but the norm. Made with three meat patties, caramelized onions, three layers of cheese, three layers of crumb fried onion rings and three types of sauces, this 12-layered wonder is 7-inches tall and is a feast on its own. Enormously greasy and gigantically wholesome, The Godfather Burger, that is available with both lamb or chicken patties, is the stuff right…

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12 Incredible Benefits of Buttermilk for Hair and Skin: Adding Chaas to Your Beauty Regime

It’s a shame that buttermilk doesn’t get much attention in most other culinary traditions. However, we in India, have devised innumerable ways to make this cooling beverage a dedicated part of our diet. One of the most loved summer drinks of India, buttermilk is an outcome of the separation of butter from milk. It is extremely nutritious, light on the stomach and palate appeasing. While many like savouring a tall glass of chaas on a hot summer afternoon, others don’t budge from experimenting and adding a dash of buttermilk into…

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12 Amazing Healing Benefits of Drinking Water in a Copper Vessel

Water is the most essential element to sustain life on this planet. 70 per cent of human body is made up of water. You may have not known this but in ancient times, our ancestors and even our grandmothers followed the practice of storing water in containers made of copper. Their aim was probably to safeguard drinking water but there’s more to the story. In today’s modern world where we have UV filters and RO purifiers to purify water, the storage of water in metal containers may sound old-fashioned and not…

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12 Amazing Cucumber Juice Benefits for Your Skin, Hair and Overall Health

Ever wanted to find a magical elixir that can improve your overall health and give you that glow you’ve always wanted? Presenting: Cucumber juice. Shilpa Arora (Health Practitioner, Nutritionist and certified Macrobiotic Health Coach) says, “Cucumber juice is packed with nutrients like Vitamin K, Vitamin C, magnesium, phosphorus, riboflavin, B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, iron, silica, calcium and zinc.” That’s perhaps why actress Liv Tyler swears by drinking cucumber juice to keep her skin flawless. Here are 12 reasons you need to start drinking cucumber juice and reap the benefits: 1….

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