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Social Media Roundup: Instagram Close Friends, YouTube Stories, Facebook Giving Tuesday Hits $125M

A man holding a smartphone showing the icons for several social media apps (Photo by S3studio/Getty Images) “Social Media Roundup” is a weekly roundup of news pertaining to all of your favorite websites and applications used for social networking. Published on Sundays, “Social Media Roundup” will help you stay up-to-date on all the important social media news you need to know. Facebook Expansion Of Local Section Facebook’s Today In featureFacebook This past week, Facebook announced the expansion of a new local section on Facebook called “Today In.” Facebook is also starting a…

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Dark chocolates are your best friends, they reduce stress, improve memory

If you’ve been binging on chocolates, no need to stop now. For long, multiple studies have confirmed beyond doubt that the dark variety of chocolates are among the superfoods you must include in your daily diet. Whether you are trying to lose weight or want to stay fit, make chocolates your best friend. Now, according to a new study, they have bigger health benefits: Eating dark chocolates can cut down on your stress levels, make you happier, and improve your memory and immunity. It is the first time the effect of…

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Friends Union Joshi Club: Home-Style Gujarati Thali at its Best

  It’s not easy trying to find Friends Union Joshi Club – it’s tucked away on the first floor of a nondescript building in Narottam Wadi, situated in one of Kalbadevi’s busy warren of streets. If you’re coming to it from Crawford Market, it will fall to your right. My suggestion would be to turn on Google Maps; first-timers will need it. Nobody goes to Friends Union Joshi Club for its salubrious decor. There’s no fawning wait staff, or air conditioning. You won’t find fussy foods, frills and fripperies. What…

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Watch Titanic for fab abs and an army of friends

Shedding tears over Devdas or Titanic can pay dividends in the gym. Researchers at University of Oxford got people to do wall-sits-the squat equivalent of a plank–after watching sad movies. The idea was that endorphins released on crying would increase the subjects’ pain threshold. And sure enough, the study found that people who watched a sad film-Stuart: A Life Backwards, chronicling the life story of a disabled child abuse survivor who eventually kills himself–could hold a wall-sit 13.1% longer than volunteers who watched documentaries that were about far less emotive…

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