The Best Health Tech 2017: Gadgets That Make You Fit And Healthy (Updated)

The ubiquity of fitness-tracking technology in recent years has meant people are generally becoming more conscious about their health. Increasing mainstream availability of sensors on wearables such as smartwatches – that are able to give us better feedback about what’s happening in our bodies – means more of us are discovering insights into our health and looking at how we can improve it. But with so many health-improving gizmos on the market, it’s not easy separating those that are truly beneficial from those that are nothing more than a gimmick. With that,…

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Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

During the course of my presidency, I made climate change a top priority, because I believe that, for all the challenges that we face, this is the one that will define the contours of this century more dramatically perhaps than the others. No nation, whether it’s large or small, rich or poor, will be immune from the impacts of climate change. We are already experiencing it in America, where some cities are seeing floods on sunny days, where wildfire seasons are longer and more dangerous, where in our arctic state,…

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Newsletter Gardens and fields and Filipino food

  Clockwise from top left: Twice-cooked pork belly with smoky eggplant and bagoong from Lasa; bringhe adobo from Rice Bar; cassava cake toasted fig Leaf tres leches from Lasa; fried baby anchovies, kare kare, prawns, ube brown sugar pie, adobo at Irenia. (Los Angeles Times) We’re more than halfway through May, as crazy as it sounds, and thus well into Food Bowl, our month-long food festival. Hope you’ve been enjoying it! It’s been a good month to celebrate this town’s dining scene, which we’ve continued to do this past week,…

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How to share your Steam game library with family and friends

One of the many unsung features of the Steam desktop gaming client is that family members and friends can use it to simulate a shared gaming console. I’m not talking hardware here, but the ability for everyone to play the same games regardless of whether they plunked down $60 for the right to play it. The feature is called Steam Family Library Sharing, and when it’s set up it allows you to share games from your account library with family members and vice versa. Before you get started, every account…

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Staying close to nature can help fight depression and obesity

Going out for walks daily amidst greenery can help fight obesity (Thinkstock) The fact that a refreshing breeze, warm rays of life-giving sunlight and sweet-smelling greenery can work its magic on not just ailing patients but even healthy people, is not new. A lush, pretty garden in the premises of a hospital can actually help patients recover better and faster, say city doctors. A lot of studies and researches have been done to validateDr Ramen Goel, bariatric and metabolic surgeon, says, “People living close to green spaces are likely to…

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Jharkhand Class 10 and Class 12 (science) board exam results on May 30

Over 4.6 lakh students appeared for the Class 10 board exam under JAC this year across 941 centres. The intermediate exams were conducted across 444 centres for 3,26,107 students. The wait for nearly 8 lakh students, who appeared for Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) Class 10 and Class 12 or intermediate (science) examinations this year, will be over soon as the results will be declared on May 30, officials have said. However, the intermediate results for commerce and arts are likely to be delayed by a fortnight. “Class 12 results for…

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Lifestyle audits of former top cop and co-accused should have been done by independent company‚ defence lawyer says

General Arno Lamoer. File photo. Image by: Times Media An independent auditing company should have conducted the lifestyle audits of the accused in the corruption trial involving former provincial police commissioner Arno Lamoer. That is what defence lawyer Johnny Nortje‚ told state witness Wynand Wessels during his cross examination in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. Wessels had conducted lifestyle audits of Lamoer‚ three of his former brigadiers and of businessman Salim Dawjee – who is believed to have paid the former high ranking police officials over R1.6-million over…

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Who Wins and Who Loses in the Latest G.O.P. Health Care Bill

A group protesting outside the St. Joseph, Mich., office of Representative Fred Upton on Wednesday. Mr. Upton has emerged as a crucial supporter of the latest effort to revive the G.O.P.’s health care bill.CreditDon Campbell/The Herald-Palladium, via Associated Press The American Health Care Act, which narrowly won passage in the House on Thursday, could transform the nation’s health insurance system and create a new slate of winners and losers. While the Senate will probably demand changes, this bill, if it becomes law in its current form, will repeal and replace…

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3 Magical Tips for Soft and Silky Hair

Have you ever looked at some people in complete awe, wondering what they do to maintain such gorgeous hair? “Must be their genes,” you say to convince yourself. Interestingly, though a lot is inherited through the genes, there are people who hamper their health by not keeping track of their diet and lifestyle. They adopt unhealthy habits and most often fail to pay attention to the importance of external care. Today, your basic hair-care regime is of the utmost importance along with periodical herbal spa treatments to give your locks…

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18-year-old appears for Class 12 board examination along with mom and dad

Here’s the inspiring story of  West Bengal family who goes back to school and appears for Class 12 board examination in the state. 18-year-old appears for Class 12 board examination along with mom and dad           Someone had said it right, that there is no age to complete your education and it’s never too late to go back to school. Here is an inspiring story of a West Bengal family who had appeared for this year’s board examination together. Biplab Mondal, who is a student of…

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