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Little Things To Do Every Day For A Happier Mind And Body

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Living a life that is happier and healthier doesn't require you making drastic changes. Sometimes just making small changes in your everyday life is enough. Here are a few things you can do to start feeling better inside out, everyday. Don't rush your morning How many of us wake up later than we should only to find ourselves rushing through the morning, skipping breakfast and heading straight out the door as soon as we can? That would be most of us. Unfortunately, that sets the tone for the rest of your day. If you're late in the morning, you're going to be late and rushing everywhere and for everything. That hardly allows for your day to be a peaceful one. Waking up just half an hour earlier can change the way the rest of your day goes. Give yourself time to breathe. Read the newspaper if you like, drink a cup of tea and sit with yourself if that's your thing. Just allow yourself enough time to do everything in a relaxed manner in the morning, and you wil

10 Simple Ways To Effectively Save Money At Work

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Most advice about saving money tends to focus on our personal and home lives. Don't shop, cancel credit cards, auto-save a portion of your paycheck, stick to grocery lists... You get the drift. We've written about it too, and we'll be the first to admit that it's all really good advice. But considering that most of us spend the biggest chunk of our days in office, it's also the place that witnesses some of our unhealthiest and most wasteful spending habits. So here are 10 ways you can save money while you slave away at work. Make sure your investment documents are up-to-date Most of us tend to have this terrible habit of uploading investment proofs for accounting purposes, which invariably ends in paying thousands in taxes that could have been easily avoided. If you must, take a day off a fortnight before the deadline for submitting investment proofs to your office just to get your paperwork in order with your CA and investment manager. If you're struggl

5 Ways To Give Your Skin The Goodness Of Vitamin C

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We've heard it time and time again; Vitamin C is as close to magic for your skin as possible. According to Oregon State University, this is so because of its anti-oxidant properties, ascorbic acid content and main role in collagen synthesis. Simply put, these properties allow Vitamin C to protect one's skin from sun damage, reduce darkening and scarring as well as diminish signs of ageing. With so many advantages backing it, you can be certain everyone wants to add this wonderful vitamin for their skin. But how? We've got the answer to that. These five ways make the best use of Vitamin C to add it to your routine efficiently. 1. Apply It The simplest way to add Vitamin C to one's skin care routine is by picking up products enriched with it. There are plenty of face washes, toner and moisturisers enriched with it, like The Body Shop's entire Vitamin C range that even includes a liquid peel. It's the simplest, fuss-free choice to give your skin a vita-rich

Bread Vs Chapatti: Which Is Healthier For Weight Loss?

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Roti is nothing but another form of bread and vice versa, and till date it has been well established that roti is far better than the regular white bread. However, bread is more convenient than roti because for roti you need to prepare the dough, roll it out and then cook it. Bread, on the other hand, does not require you to do this, just take a slice or two from the pack and you're done. But the health quotient of roti is higher than white bread. Good news! White bread is not the only option available now; there are a number of other options too. Brown bread and other multi-grain breads are available too. So does bread still continue to be an unhealthier option? Let's find out! So what is bread? Bread is prepared by combining water and flour with the addition of a few more ingredients, which usually is baked. But sometimes, it is fried and steamed as well. However, nutritionists do not recommend bread because of the fact that modern-day bread preparation involves the r

This Two Ingredient Magical Mix Can Work Better Than Medicines

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Some of the most ancient Ayurvedic practices preach the use of honey and cinnamon to cure many diseases. From treating upset stomach, cough and cold, and arthritis pain to improving body's immunity and treating bladder infections...honey and cinnamon is considered as a magical mixture which works better than medicine. You can have them as a juice or in the form of teas, or even use it in the form of a paste or mask. Honey and cinnamon are two items which can be easily found in most Indian kitchens. Here are other conditions which can be treated by mixing honey and cinnamon: 1. Acne Acne can be treated by making a paste of honey and cinnamon. You need to mix 1 tsp of cinnamon in 3 tbsp of honey. Applying this paste on pimples at night can help in treating them effectively. 2. Immune system Regular consumption of honey and cinnamon can boost immune system of the body as it protects body from harmful bacteria and viruses. Consuming cinnamon can also help in improving hemog

Wonder Why You Don't Get Grape Ice-Creams Often? Here's Why!

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Ice cream has always been my go-to dessert since childhood and I have tried innumerable flavours; but what I failed to notice is the presence of grape ice cream in most parlours I went to. Strangely, grapes are welcome as juices, sodas and popsicles, but you will not find it in ice cream parlours that easily. If you haven't noticed this yet, do take a visit to your favourite parlour and see if they offer grape ice creams or not. There's a reason why grapes aren't usually made for ice-cream making, here's why.Ice creams are made with milk and grapes and milk do not go well with each other, which is why it they cannot be paired together. Grapes basically contain Anthocyanin that prevents freezing so it ends up becoming grape milk rather than frozen ice cream. In addition, grapes have extremely high water content - just like watermelon that is also not frequently converted into a frozen delicacy - which creates fairly inconsistent little chunks of ice-cream when yo

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need Each Night?

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Sure, you’re eating your vegetables and fruits and squeezing in exercise at least 20 minutes a day, but are you getting enough sleep, too? The National Sleep Foundation's latest sleep recommendations, published March 2015 in the journal Sleep Health, may make you want to think twice about skimping on essential shut-eye.  Sleep is key to your physical health and emotional vitality, but just how many hours of sleep you need depends on your age and stage of development. “Sleep is important for mental function: alertness, memory consolidation, mood regulation, and physical health,” says Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD, professor of neurology and director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Too few hours of sleep or poor sleep could pave the way to a myriad of emotional and physical problems, from diabetes to obesity, explains Dr. Zee. “In fact, data shows that with sleep loss, there are changes in the way the body handles