Organic Baby Food: Is It Safer and Healthier for Your Baby?

If your child just started taking solids, and half of your day is spent in wondering what to feed him or her, and also questioning where the food comes from, and how it is produced, then you are not alone. This is a common cause of concern amongst new mothers and parents across the world and the solution to which according to many nutritionist is to opt for ‘organic baby food’. So, what is organic food and is it really a better alternative? Let’s find out. What is Organic Baby…

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Meet the Twitter ‘mafia’ in health and fitness tech

A LinkedIn search revealed that more than 20 former Twitter employees are now at health, fitness and bio-tech start-ups. The vast majority of them joined or founded these companies in the past two years, in the midst of Twitter’s well-documented executive shakeup. This list includes but is not limited to: Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who’s now running a fitness app called Chorus Former Twitter industry manager Julie Martin, who’s now working with Costolo as head of partnerships at Chorus Fitness; and ex-Twitter senior product manager Erin Moore, now head of product…

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Apple has begun rolling out HDR 4K content on iTunes and upgrading old purchases

In anticipation of the launch of pre-orders for the iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K (which occurs tonight at 3AM (EST) (or 12AM PST), Apple has already begun rolling out new content with support for 4K resolution and HDR video with higher dynamic range. In addition, Apple is upgrading iTunes customers’ previous purchases of video to 4K HDR format, which is has promised to do so, free of charge. All the new iPhones announced this week support HDR video, and the new Apple TV 4K supports both the higher resolution…

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How to Eat Oats for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Why not eat more of something that is considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world? This gluten-free whole grain as all the essential nutrients that your body needs like fibre, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, iron, zinc and antioxidants. Eating oats for breakfast is known to help with weight lossbecause of its high fiber content that keeps you full and satisfied for longer. Perks of Eating Oats 1. They are incredibly nutritious since they contain lots of vitamins and minerals. 2. They are a great source of a type of…

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Exercise, diet and weight: Healthy lifestyle key to smarter brain in old age

Want to stay smart even in your advanced years? Maintaining a healthy lifestyle from childhood may be the key as it can help in reducing the risk of developing cognitive decline as one ages, according to a new advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA). Increase in levels of blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar can cause impairment of the large and smaller blood vessels, making them narrowed or blocked. This is known as atherosclerosis, a disease process that is the leading cause of many heart attacks and strokes. The…

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Nigel Slater’s smoked haddock and sweetcorn recipe

The recipe Peel a medium onion, halve it and chop it fairly finely, then let it soften in 2 tbsp of olive oil over a moderate heat. Stir regularly so the onion doesn’t colour. Remove the leaves and silky fibres from 2 large ears of corn then slice the kernels from the cobs. The beauty of this is that you can use frozen or canned sweetcorn Stir the corn into the onions, then add 200ml of milk and the same of water. Add a couple of bay leaves and a…

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Thomasina Miers’ recipe for quail with runner beans and roast red pepper sauce

Iwas chatting to a chef friend recently about his three-month journey across Turkey and Syria, just before civil war broke out. The story of his trip reminded me of my own visits to Turkey, and of how deeply I had fallen in love with its food: fresh, light and vegetable-oriented, it ticked all my boxes – and still does. In particular, it reminded me of Turkish cuisine’s similarities with Mexican food, not least its carefree use of wild herbs and greens, and the popularity of red peppers. Tainted by their association with…

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Best PDF editors of 2017: Reviewed and rated

Though it’s nearly 25 years old, the PDF may be more useful than ever in our increasingly multi-device, cross-platform world. Much of the time you can get by with a free PDF reader to review and comment on these files. But inevitably, particularly in a business setting, you’ll need edit a PDF file and that usually requires upgrading to a premium PDF editor. Historically, Adobe Acrobat has been the best option, but it has also been the most expensive, often putting it out of reach of individuals and small businesses….

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Like Chhaunk and Cheese: The ongoing revival of French food and restaurants in India invites a comparison between these two great cuisines

Years ago, Paris-based filmmaker and novelist Vijay Singh recalls taking an Indian friend to a dinner at a French friend’s house. “When the main dish arrived, I turned to him and asked, ‘Is the steak okay for you?’ He smiled and said, ‘Excellent’. A minute later, he muttered from behind his napkin, ‘Rest is fine, it just needs a little chhaunk’” (an Indian mode of tempering to release the flavours of spices). This delightful little anecdote illustrates how differently French and Indians view food. At first look (and taste), the…

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Fashion giants LVMH and Kering ban size zero models

FILE PHOTO: A model presents a creation by French designer Lea Peckre as part of her Spring/Summer 2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week September 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – French fashion companies Kering and LVMH will stop hiring excessively thin models worldwide under a new charter developed in response to continued criticism the industry encourages eating disorders. France banned ultra-thin models under a 2015 law though it only stipulated models needed a doctor’s note attesting to their health based on age, weight and body shape….

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