Learn to unplug when you need to

Learn to unplug when you need to Rashi Menda, CEO, Zapyle, talks about managing her work-life balance. Managing work-life balance One shouldn’t worry too much about being a perfectionist because it makes you too involved with just one thing and ignore other things completely. Secondly, learn to unplug when you need to because rejuvenation gives you time to regroup and come back with fresh ideas. Being a fit woman To me, being fit and healthy is important not just to look good, but also to be productive. I do strength…

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LAUNCH DAY! BIGGEST NAMES IN FASHION TIED UP IN KNOTS FOR ELEPHANTS

In September Save the Elephants launched a global social media campaign to raise money for the Elephant Crisis Fund called #KnotOnMyPlanet. We co-founded the Elephant Crisis Fund with the Wildlife Conservation Network to support the most innovative and urgent actions by a coalition of organisations dedicated to ending elephant poaching. To date we’ve supported 40 partners in more than 100 projects and have had some great successes, but big challenges remain. In partnership with leaders across the fashion industry, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Tiffany &Co, we have launched the #KnotOnMyPlanet campaign in homage to one of the…

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CBSE Class 10 Board Exam: Assessment scheme revised

Meanwhile, the new assessment scheme would be applicable from commencing academic session 2017-18. CBSE Class 10 Board Exam           In a bid to bring about changes in the school curriculum, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced to remodel assessment scheme of Class 10 Board examination. According to reports, the change in assessment would apply for schools offering vocational subject as compulsory subject under National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) scheme. Meanwhile, the new assessment scheme would be applicable from commencing academic session 2017-18. Read:…

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International Women’s Day: A rise in number of women-only bikers in India

Vroom….and she is zigzagging through traffic and narrow streets. No, we are not talking about a 20-year-old girl from an affluent class, in fact,she is a middle-class woman, above 40, who is riding on a motorbike to enjoy the new-found feeling of happiness and peace. Source: http://www.thebetterindia.com Seeing a woman revving up her motorcycle, wearing a leather jacket and gloves before going off on a ride to a far-flung area might seem like a plot of Hindi film. But it is a reality now, as Indian women are breaking gender…

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Why you should not be copying Kareena Kapoor Khan’s motherhood lifestyle blindly

There’s just no stopping Kareena Kapoor Khan — not even pregnancy and subsequently, motherhood. While most women chose to avoid the public eye when sporting a baby bump, Kareena Kapoor Khan was more socially active than ever, from walking the ramp to doing magazine shoots. And just three days after her delivery, Kareena had a party at her home. Unlike her fellow female actresses (Kajol, Ashwarya Rai Bachchan and Rani Mukerji, who took a break from films), Bebo, who delivered in December, was to start shooting next month for Veere…

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Lonely pet birds parrot human lifestyle ailments

Abizarre combination of loneliness, space shortage and the sheer gorgeousness of exotic avians has resulted in a new epidemic—bird depression. Other than mental illness, these birds are also being diagnosed with human lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes. A growing number of people are adopting exotic birds as pets, prefering them to dogs and cats because they are easier to manage in small flats. The popular choices are African grey parrots (average cost Rs 40,000), Australian cockatoos, South American macaws (both for around Rs 1 lakh)—all known for their…

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Fit & Proper: Thyroid disease as a lifestyle problem

Thyroid gland disorders are fairly common in India with prevalence rates ranging from 11 per cent to 13 per cent, one of the highest globally. The country at present harbours 42 million individuals who suffer from one or more forms of thyroid disorders. Hypothyroidism, or a reduced thyroid gland function, is the most common form of thyroid disorders in India, affecting one in 10 adults. The rates of hyperthyroidism, a disorder with overfunctioning thyroid activity, vary across different regions and are relatively less common.   Iodine is essential for thyroid…

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Now, get updated on health of structures

Researcher showcases it at new flyover in Thagarapuvalasa in Visakhapatnam A city-based engineering expert has developed state- of-the-art real-time vibration and condition monitoring systems using photonic technology to assess the structural health of railway track, bridges, and other infrastructure. Patent applied The breakthrough, for which patent application has been submitted, was showcased at the new flyover at Thagarapuvalasa, about 40 km from here, before Director-General (Road Development), Ministry of Transport and Highways, S.N. Das, on Saturday. Mr. Das told The Hindu that they would consider examining the efficacy of the…

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Gene editing can complement traditional food-animal improvements

Gene editing — one of the newest and most promising tools of biotechnology — enables animal breeders to make beneficial genetic changes, without bringing along unwanted genetic changes. And, following in the footsteps of traditional breeding, gene editing has tremendous potential to boost the sustainability of livestock production, while also enhancing food-animal health and welfare, argues UC Davis animal scientist Alison Van Eenennaam. She will examine the potential benefits of genome editing Friday, Feb. 17, at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, to be…

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Health fears grow over fashionable ‘grumpy’ flat-faced cats

First it was dogs, now its flat faced cats who are paying the price of being in fashion. Persians, British and Exotic Shorthair cats are increasingly suffering from health problems because their characteristic shortened muzzle features have become more extreme through breeding. Vets have warned that this can lead to breathing difficulties, along with eye and skin infections, because of constricted nasal passages. In some cases the cats even have problems picking up food because of their flattened ‘grumpy’ faces. A recent study by researchers at the University of Edinburgh…

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