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10 Ayurvedic Tips To Gain Weight

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Are you tired of hearing the latest pitch on how to lose weight, when all you want to do is to just gain some kilos instead? Unfortunately, this is the truth; there is way too much information on how to lose weight but barely anything on how to gain weight, especially in a healthy and balanced way. But the good news is that you can turn to Ayurveda for some solutions to put on weight the right way and the best part is that it determines your optimal weight not by the number on the weighing scale but by your body constitution- kapha, vata and pitta. Here are few important strategies that may help you gain weight in a way that it does not hamper your overall health. The Ayurvedic approach is healthy, simple and holistic along with being effective.
According to Ayurvedacharya Dr. Partap Chauhan, Director, Jiva Ayurveda, "A person should always maintain healthy weight - not too much and not too less. Ayurveda recommends 'balance' or an 'optimum state' in everything, …

Amazing 4 Ways To Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

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With a bit of patience, you can naturally restore whiteness to your teeth without destroying your enamel, by applying several strategies. Read on to know about them.
Yellow, stained teeth can be a put-downer when you smile in front of an eminent group of people. Your teeth are prone to yellowing because of a lot of things we do regularly everyday. This includes drinking coffee or tea, smoking a cigarette, inhaling from your mouth when your nose is blocked and having a dry mouth. While you can opt for a teeth whitening procedure at your dentist and even travel outside the country to Thailand and Costa Rica for such procedures, there exist some simple remedies you can use at your home.
If you want to get white pearl-like teeth, free from stains, here are 4 safe and reliable ways to whiten your teeth:

1. Coconut Oil Pull

Before you freak out at the thought of putting oil in your mouth, remember that your food has it anyway. Science has shown that coconut oil is effective in pulling out …

Aadhar card Linking - Seven things aadhaar card holders should know

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March 31, 2018 is the last date to link Aadhaar card or the 12-digit Unique Identity Number (Aadhaar number) with various government schemes and financial services. These range from PAN card, bank accounts and mobile SIMs to mutual fund investments and small savings schemes such as PPF (Public Provident Fund) and KVP (Kisan Vikas Patra). The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) - the issuer of the 12-digit Aadhaar number or Unique Identity Number (UID) as well as Aadhaar card - has in a communication dated January 14, 2018 sought to address some frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Here are some of the FAQs about Aadhaar which card holders need to know, according to UIDAI,

1. The UIDAI has all my data including biometrics, bank account, PAN etc. Will it be used to track my activities?

Absolutely false. UIDAI database has only the following information -

(a) Your name, address, DOB, gender, date of birth

(b) Ten finger prints, two IRIS scans, facial photograph

(c) Mobile num…

5 Food Myths You Still Think Are True

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Nowadays, various tips on healthy eating can be found anywhere and everywhere. However, what really matters is that whether these tips necessarily make for a good and valid advice or not? There's no denying the fact that various researches keep changing, and so do their results. Hence, it is also not hard to believe that not all food myths are actually true. It's time to leave behind all those common food myths and understand them in a better and wiser manner. Give yourself a reality check and read on to know more about some common food myths that have been considered true since a long time.
1. Microwaving The Food Reduces Its Nutritional Value

It is often believed that steaming the vegetables in the microwave could reduce the nutritional value of the veggie. However, if you use a little bit of water and cover the vegetables, it will actually help in keeping all the vitamins and minerals intact and steam the vegetables in the best possible manner.

2. Organic Food Is More Heal…

Will I Ever Get A Heart Attack? Know Your Risks And Top 6 Tips To Prevent It

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According to the World Heart Federation, if both parents have suffered from heart disease before the age of 55, your risk of developing heart disease can rise by 50 per cent compared to the general population. So, if heart disease runs in your family, your risk is higher. According to the World Heart Federation, if a first-degree male relative like a father or brother has suffered a heart attack before the age of 55, or if a first-degree female relative has suffered one before the age of 65, you are at greater risk of developing heart disease. If both parents have suffered from heart disease before the age of 55, your risk of developing heart disease can rise by 50 per cent compared to the general population. So, if heart disease runs in your family, your risk is higher.
There are certain heart conditions that run in families like cardiomyopathy that affect the physical structure of the heart and its ability to pump blood effectively. Then there is arrhythmia or heart rhythm problems…

Best money moves to be taken in your 20’s to not regret your 60’s

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As a young adult it is easy to be frivolous about money, but instead of spending all your money on parties and road trips spend time building a stable financial foundation in your 20s. If you want to enjoy your 40s and live life luxuriously, it is imperative that you start saving money now.
Your 20s aren’t going to last forever, but the financial decisions you take in your 20s will. It’s time to start off with a financial plan for life; so make these five money moves in your 20s to ensure you stay financially secure.
1. Create an emergency fund – NOW



Setting up a rainy-day fund isn’t something that goes hand in hand with your financial planning—it precedes it. No matter who you ask, this advice is bound to come to you, and rightly so. Start off by setting aside a portion of your earnings to cover 3-4 months of your expenses and look to double the figure by the time you hit your thirties. This way, even if you choose to switch careers or become an entrepreneur, you’ll be …

9 Technology trends to change our lives in 2018

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Some tech trends fizzle out and die a quiet death, while others are so significant that they transform our world and how we live in it. Here are the top nine tech mega-trends that I believe will define 2018 and beyond.

Trend 1: The increasing datafication of our lives

From chatting to friends in a messaging app or buying a coffee, to tapping in and out with an Oyster card or streaming music, today almost everything we do leaves a trail of data breadcrumbs. And this increasing datafication of our world has led to an unprecedented explosion in data.

Just in the average minute, Facebook receives 900,000 logins, more than 450,000 Tweets are posted, and 156 million emails and 15 million texts are sent.With numbers like that, it’s no wonder we’re essentially doubling the amount of data created in the world roughly every two years.

Trend 2: The Internet of Things (IoT) and how everyday devices are becoming more ‘smart’

The IoT – which encompasses smart, connected products like smart phones…

How to look better in photos

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We love taking pictures with friends and family. You wonder exactly how all those models manage to be so damn photogenic. Even if you love the way you look in person, it takes practice to make sure your in-the-flesh beauty translates on camera. The good news? Learning how to be photogenic is a skill you can totally master.

Be natural
Hair with movement to it comes across as sexier on film, so take it easy on the styling products, says N.Y.C. hairstylist David Evangelista. "You really don't want your do to look sprayed or crunchy."
Open your eyes slowly
If you tend to blink in photos, close your eyes just before the picture is taken and open them slowly before the camera clicks. No more half-closed eyes!


Take care of your make up
Make sure your makeup is a perfect match, says mark Celebrity Makeup Artist Fiona Stiles, who’s prepped everyone from Halle Berry to Jessica Chastain and Elizabeth Banks for the red carpet. “When a foundation is too pale for your skin tone, it bec…

I Made These 3 Changes at Breakfast and Finally Started Losing Weight

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You might have been following a proper diet for losing weight. You might not skip your meals or breakfast. Yet you might not be losing weight as expected. Though breakfast is the key to boosting metabolism, there are some mistakes that you might be making. The three huge mistakes that you need to change are given below. Make these changes and see the difference in how your body looks.
Avoid cereal for breakfast
Just as some of us can barely function without a morning cup of coffee, others can’t imagine starting their day without a bowl of cereal. Cereal is easy to prepare and it’s relatively inexpensive compared to other a.m. favourites like yogurt parfaits and coffee-shop egg sandwiches. Not to mention, those delicious, colourful flakes and are downright delicious. But when you’re trying to lose weight, picking just any variety won’t do. Cereal is easy to prepare and it’s relatively inexpensive compared to other a.m. favourites like yogurt parfaits and coffee-shop egg sandwiches. Not…

10 smart swaps that will save you hundreds of calories

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THE BIG BENEFITS: Lower the calories in your favorite spinach dip recipe by swapping the cream cheese or sour cream for plain fat-free Greek yogurt. “You get more protein and some calcium — and save on calories and saturated fat,” says Christy Brissette, MS, RD, owner of 80 Twenty Nutrition in Chicago. Reduce calories even further by trading crackers and bread for sliced carrots, bell peppers and zucchini.

5. SWAP: SUGAR FOR SPICES IN GLAZED HAM

SAVE: 25-PLUS CALORIES PER SERVING

THE BIG BENEFITS: Rather than glazing your ham with a sugar-packed sauce, halve the sugar and add some low-calorie sweet spices like cinnamon.

6. SWAP: CHEESE SAUCE FOR PUREED SPLIT PEAS IN MAC AND CHEESE

SAVE: 100-PLUS CALORIES PER SERVING

THE BIG BENEFITS: Here’s a mac-and-cheese swap you likely don’t know about: Replace up to half the cheese sauce for pureed yellow split peas. In addition to lowering the calories, you’ll take in more fiber, helping to keep you fuller for longer.

 A Moscow mule can have as…