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7 Easy Ways to Save Your Eyes From Smartphone Strain

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Your smartphone is a sight for sore eyes. Literally. If you’re one of those people who glances at their smartphone 150 times a day, chances are your eyes are paying the price for your screen addiction. Staring at your smartphone -- or tablet, e-reader or laptop, while we’re at it  -- for too long can lead to tired, itchy, dry eyes, and even blurred vision and headaches. Think zombie eyes and you’re there. Luckily you can minimize inevitable digital eye strain by blending a few simple, healthy habits into your smartphone-gazing routine. Here are seven super quick and easy ways to give your eyes a break during your all those smartphone marathon sessions. 1. Blink, blink and blink again. Blinking often (and for more than a second) keeps your eyes moist and reduces dryness and irritation. We tend blink about a third less than we normally would when we stare lovingly at our precious smartphone screens, which starves our poor peepers of protective tears. Keep your eyes wet by bli

Proper Sleep During Childhood May Prevent Cancer Later

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Is your child having a tough time sleeping properly? You may need to keep a check on his/her body mass index (BMI) as a new research suggests that there is a co-relation between the two and can lead to cancer in adulthood. "Childhood obesity very often leads to adult obesity. This puts them at greater risk of developing obesity-related cancers in adulthood," said study lead author Bernard Fuemmeler, Professor and Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control at the Virginia Commonwealth University. For the study, researchers enrolled 120 children, with an average age of eight, whose mothers had participated in the Newborn Epigenetic Study both pre-birth and during early childhood. To track the sleep-wake cycle, the children wore accelerometers continuously for 24 hours a day for a period of at least five days. They found that shorter sleep duration, measured in hours, was associated with a higher BMI z-score (body mass index adjusted for age and sex). Ea

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 everythi

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 pul

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

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 Mo

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 rhyth