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Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy

Your social calendar might be sucking the joy out of activities that are supposed to be fun or relaxing, according to an upcoming paper co-written by a professor who studies time management. The paper argues that when a leisure activity is planned rather than spontaneous, we enjoy it less. That’s because we tend to mentally lump all our scheduled activities in the same bucket – whether it’s a dentist appointment or grabbing coffee with a friend. And that makes the pleasurable activities more of a chore. “It becomes a part…

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Switch off the TV, too much screen time can cause heart disease and cancer

Spending too much time watching TV can be injurious to health. A new study done by the University of Glasgow and published in BMC Medicine reveals a link between higher risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease. The effect was more among those with low fitness, low muscle strength or physical activity levels. Previous studies linked increased screen time with bowel cancer for men as well as diabetes, obesity and a weak heart. Discretionary screen time, time spent watching TV or looking at a computer screen during leisure time, is an important contributor to…

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11 easy ways to tackle night time anxiety

We’ve all been there. After a long, tiring day all you want to do is crawl into bed and fall straight to sleep… Only it seems your mind has other plans. Instead of drifting off into weightless slumber, your brain fires up, your pulse quickens and your head becomes crowded with endless worries you thought had been parked for the day. Sound familiar? “Around 80% of people say their worries whirlwind out of control at night,”says Nicky Lidbetter, chief executive of support group Anxiety UK. “With stress, we tend to worry…

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JPMorgan Chase Admits Cryptocurrency Is a ‘Risk’ to its Business for the First Time

Despite JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon having called Bitcoin a “fraud,” the big bank is now taking cryptocurrency very seriously—acknowledging the blockchain-based technology as a veritable threat to its future. In JPMorgan Chase’s annual report, released Tuesday afternoon, the bank counted cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum as “risk factors” to its business for the first time, recognizing the digital currencies as new forms of competition that could, quite literally, give the bank a run for its money. “Both financial institutions and their non-banking competitors face the risk that payment processing and other services…

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Don’t Have Time? Here Are Some Quick Workout And Diet Tips To Lose Belly Fat!

With increasing workloads across industries and an almost 24×7 work schedule, people are finding less and less time available for exercise and fitness. A lot of people now have majorly sedentary lifestyles which translate to increasing waistlines, due to minimal physical activity and irregular diet patterns. Fat around the stomach and the waist is the easiest to gain and the most difficult to get rid of. Belly fat also shows more prominently in whatever you wear and make you conscious of your body and lose confidence. However, there are small…

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A real connect: Time spent with loved ones is key to being healthy

This is the time of the year when most of us are resuming our routines — work, school, college, etc. — after a small break during which we spent time with our loved ones. And actor Kate Hudson’s latest book, Pretty Fun: Creating and Celebrating a Lifetime of Tradition, emphasises how important it is to give the gift of time and create stronger bonds with people around you, be it family, friends or colleagues. We speak to a few experts on how great interpersonal skills translate to a better quality…

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