Garmin Fenix 5S: A sports watch with a touch of lifestyle in it

Smartwatch and fitness bands are one of the biggest ongoing trends right now, and with the overwhelming number of choices available out there, it only becomes more difficult to pick the right one for yourself. This process is made even more difficult, now that fitness bands and smartwatches are either trying to imitate each other, or trying to come together as one. Do you go with the most popular? Or the one that’s the most affordable? Or do you pick a watch that particularly suits your needs? Amid this confusion…

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Not even a 3am doner kebab could tempt one chef

From brains to kebabs, top chefs have revealed the foods that they would never, ever eat. When we posed a handful of chefs the question “what food would you never, ever eat out?” some cited nightmarish childhood experiences as the reason why they won’t touch certain dishes, while others suggested that they would dodge some meals to avoid making friends with the toilet bowl. Some – being masters of the kitchen – just preferred homemade version of meals, because a roast dinner somehow just isn’t the same when it’s not cooked by…

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The Empire State Building is getting a food upgrade

Modal Trigger Empire State Building visitors will soon have a better choice for a fast-casual meal. Frame Market, which operates two other Midtown food courts and is building three more, has signed a lease for 12,000 square feet on two levels at 341-347 Fifth Ave., directly across from the landmark’s Observatory entrance. The new, multi-cuisine eatery will class up the vacant space previously occupied by a McDonald’s and two souvenir shops. Douglas Elliman’s Faith Hope Consolo, who represented landlord Empire Management with her firm’s Corey Shuster, said it will “offer…

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How to make a perfect puri

India is blessed with diversity in almost every aspect, food being the most obvious one. Here, festivals and celebration is incomplete without serving and eating rich food delicacies. When we think of merriment by way of food, one of the most loved preparations comes to mind – Poori! What may seem simple and basic at first glance actually encompasses an amazing variety. From plain poori to bharwan kachori, the special fried poori constitutes an integral part of every Indian festivity. And now, here’s a crash course to crack the art of…

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Being hit by a partner is not a ‘lifestyle choice’ – when are we going to stop blaming women?

There is an epidemic of domestic abuse in this country. More than a quarter of women aged 16 to 59 have experienced it at some point in their lives, according to the Government’s own figures. Many victims are trapped in violent relationships, unable to leave because refuge places are in short supply, and they have nowhere else to go. In such circumstances, who could possibly believe that staying with a brutal partner is a ‘choice’, rather than a counsel of desperation? Yet a major new report shows that too many of the…

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C by GE Sol review: GE has transplanted Alexa’s brain into a funky lamp

The C by GE Sol ($200) is the first lamp I’ve seen that fully incorporates Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant. If you can get past its 1950s sci-fi aesthetic, it could be a good addition to your smart home. This goes double if you also use C by GE smart bulbs. I control 95 percent of my home’s indoor and outdoor lighting using Amazon Echos and Echo Dots, so I’m accustomed to the convenience that the Sol offers. (It’s pronounced “soul,” by the way, not “saul.” I used the latter pronunciation a…

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How to food-style like a pro

From the absurd (mermaid toast and cloud eggs) to the prosaic (weekend baking and fancy-restaurant food) all sort of food photographs find their way to our social media feeds. Work a little harder to make your own pictures wow-worthy. Food stylists give us a few tricks and a little advice. 1.Ask yourself why you’re shooting a dish Keep in mind whether you’re eating, cooking or feeding. “At a restaurant, food never comes through well, because of the mood lighting. So at the cost of looking rude to fellow diners, take…

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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Tastes Gujarati Food in India: 5 Special Dishes That Make a Gujarati Thali Unique

Japan’s Prime Minster Shinzo Abe arrived in India along with his wife Akie Abe yesterday – 13thSeptember 2017, for a two-day visit during which he will be visiting the state of Gujarat. There has been a lot of talk about him being served a vegetarian ‘Gujarati Thali’ for dinner last night, which was organised specially by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for him at a beautiful and famous rooftop restaurant in Ahmedabad called Agashiye. The restaurant is particularly known for its splendid view of some heritage monuments in the city such as the…

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Take a look at the maps that show Obamacare’s big effect on Americans’ health insurance coverage

Those vanishing areas of dark blue are what Obamacare’s effect on the number of Americans without health insurance looks like. The United States Census Bureau on Tuesday released a series of maps that vividly show broad increases in health coverage nationally in the years after full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The maps use dark blue to show states that have 14 percent or more of their residents without health insurance. Lighter shades of blue highlight states with lower uninsured rates. Census officials published the maps as they released a report revealing that…

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Life Beyond Fiery Red Fish Curries: A Discovery of Konkan Food

I  had recently gone to the newly opened Toast and Tonic restaurant at Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC). One of the dishes that I tried from Chef Manu Chandra’s menu was the Poached Shrimp in a Kokum and Coconut Broth. The dish really stood out in terms of the texture of the shrimp. It was neither over-done, nor raw. The shrimp had a buttery taste which was balanced beautifully by the contrasting sharpness of the tangy kokum and coconut broth. As a dish it seemed very different from anything that I had…

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