Diabetic senior citizens need to be cautious. They are at increased risk of fracture

The deadly disease, diabetes, is on a rise in India. If your parents or grandparents are suffering from it, take note. “Fracture in older adults with Type-2 diabetes is a highly important public health problem and will only increase with the ageing of the population and growing epidemic of diabetes,” said lead author of the study Elizabeth Samelson of the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston, US. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, found older adults withType-2 diabetes had deficits in cortical bone –…

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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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Instant Mashed Potatoes Are The Secret To Amazing Gnocchi

Most kitchen hacks fall into the don’t knock it ’till you try it camp: You’re going to get eye rolls until people experience the genius for themselves. And to be honest, a big ol’ eye roll was exactly what we did when we first read that a box of instant mashed potatoes is the key to the fluffiest gnocchi ever. It seems insane — barbaric, even — that a shortcut could actually produce better-tasting pasta. But get this: The internet is flipping out about it … in a really good way. When you break it down, the…

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Carrot Fries Are The New Sweet Potato Fries

As fall swiftly approaches (I know, huge bummer), we say goodbye to juicy tomatoes and sweet peaches and enter root vegetable season! Beets, sweet potatoes and parsnips spring up, perfect for hearty soups and roasted sides that pair nicely with your coziest turtleneck. One of my favorites of the fall harvest is carrots. Great cooked or raw, they’re sweet, crunchy, and totally irresistible. Roasted, they’re reminiscent of sweet potatoes, which makes them the perfect candidate for oven fries! Tossed with a healthy glug of olive oil and seasoned with cumin and paprika, they have the perfect hint…

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Are low-fat foods really good for you?

Low-fat food can’t be always associated with good health. The foods that are naturally low in fat like fruits and vegetables indisputably fall in the category of nutritious foods. However, processed low-fat food can’t be healthy as they contain a lot of sugar, salt and additives. Nowadays, super markets are flooded with desserts, biscuits and other ready-made meals that are tagged low-fat. Despite consuming these guilt-free foods, you keep gaining weight. This is because these saturated fat foods supply more than twice the calories per gram of carbohydrates, increase cholesterol…

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Moscato Cupcakes Are Dessert Goals

If you’re new to Moscato, like I was, here’s the deal: it’s sweeter than champagne, fizzy AF, and very reasonably priced (see: cheap). And we’re not complaining. The sweetness, which may be slightly over the top when enjoyed straight up, lends itself perfectly to baking. Plus, rappers like Drake, Lil’ Kim, and Soulja Boy have all waxed poetic about the stuff, so you know it can’t be bad. First things first, make your batter: add white cake mix to a large bowl and stir in a cup and a half…

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6 Goan Desserts You’d Love to Binge on the Next Time You Are in Goa

What’s the point of visiting a city without having to savour its local cuisine and drinks? Goan cuisine is something that is unmissable. It is largely influenced by Saraswat, Konkani, Portuguese, South Indian and British cuisine. Not only the local cuisine and drinks, but Goan desserts are known for their uniqueness and flavours. They may not be as popular as the Vindalooor seafood, but anyone’s who been to Goa would know that desserts here are no less sinful. The traditional desserts are popularly made during festivals in most Goan homes, so…

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Are We Finally Ready for Gender-Neutral Fashion?

On its August cover, Vogue featured It couple Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik. The mag is clearly a fan of the superstars as both have been featured in its pages before. But this go-round, Vogue kind of stepped in it by calling the pair “gender-fluid” since neither identify as such. What the mag meant to showcase was the fact that the couple shares clothes and shops each other’s closet. This wardrobe sharing is actually nothing new. The French, as in most cases, did it first. Vogue contributor Marina Khorosh experienced it firsthand. While in grad school in Paris,…

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The Pixel and Pixel XL are finally on sale (and you get a free Daydream View, too)

Google’s rumored release of a Pixel 2 smartphone looks even more likely right now: The Google store has put the Pixel and Pixel XL on sale. (Typically, Google has only offered discounts on its phones after discontinuing them.) To further sweeten this deal, the search giant’s also throwing in a Daydream View mobile VR headset for free. Google has knocked $125 off the Pixel putting the price for the base model at $524, while the Pixel XL is $200 off for a starting price of $569. To get the Daydream View for free, you have…

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How to talk about food, wherever you are in the world

We all know that what people eat around the world differs from country to country. But how people talk about food is just as distinctive – and not just because we speak in different languages. A selection of non-translatable food-related idioms have been compiled in illustrations published by travel company Expedia, titled the Language of Foodies, for your food eating/speaking/fantasising pleasure. From the poignant German word for “grief bacon” to the increasingly prevalent Finnish phrase for “underwear drunkenness”,expand your culinary rhetoric with these other-worldy foodie phrases. [Source”timesofindia”]

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