Here’s Why Your Salad May Not Be The Most Healthy Meal of Your Day

Opting to go light and healthy? Think your healthy plate of salad is the best bet to keep all the unhealthy carbs and fats at bay? Think again. Yes, a generous helping of greens and vegetables is surely low in calories and provides a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals, but the fattening dressings and toppings tossed with your leafy greens can instead make your healthy meal of the day a feast of calories and fats! Here’s how. Now we all know the importance of loading up on healthy and leafy greens daily; they are a powerhouse…

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Witchy fashion is 2017’s most exciting, subversive trend

Somewhere in between Lana Del Rey casting hexes on President Trump and Khloe Kardashian hawking zodiac sweatshirts on Instagram, pop culture reached peak witch. In anticipation of 2017, multipletrend forecasting firms predicted that mystical trends — those tapping into fantasy, witchcraft and New Age spirituality — would define the year in fashion. That’s certainly been true on the runway, with dramatic capes and black lace seen time and again in the couture shows in Paris earlier this month; and among the gang  of  young femalecelebrities who worship at the altar of witchy icon Stevie Nicks. But supernatural style isn’t one singular aesthetic. As…

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All about Japan’s green tea and more: 5 most effective drinks that help in weight loss

Before we tell you what are the fluids that can help you lose weight, here are some of the things that won’t. Say goodbye to diet drinks and soda which are filled with carbon dioxide and trigger a hunger hormone which lead to over-eating and weight gain. Instead, here’s a list of 5 drinks to incorporate in your diet: Matcha green tea can help boost memory and lose weight. *Matcha tea: This green tea from Japan is the latest health food ingredient. And among its many benefits which range from boosting memory to helping you…

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DU admission 2017: Most popular courses in Arts stream

DU admission 2017: The University of Delhi is set to release the first cut off list for admission of first year students to its undergraduate courses on Friday. About 30,72,674  candidates have applied for more than 60 Delhi University courses this year from May 22 to June 12, 2017. Over the years, the university has seen a rise in applications for arts stream courses and BA programme took the lead this year with 1,40,619 applicants. The reason for the popularity of arts stream courses is due to there being no…

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The Two Most Unique Indian Halwas You Will Only Find in Rampur

  Imagine dishes served in clay pots, lamb slow-cooked for hours, the magical aroma of whole spices and khada masalas and a burst of rich flavours. That’s the Rampuri cuisine for you – the quintessential ‘courtly cuisine’ of India where every recipe has been secretly preserved for centuries by the khansamas of the royal kitchens and where every dish has a story to tell. We got a taste of this lesser-known Mughlai cuisine, recently, when a group of cooks from the royal kitchens of Rampur were brought to the city for an ongoing…

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Fitbit Alta HR review: The best fitness tracker for most people

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The best activity tracker is the one you’ll actually wear every day, otherwise there’s no point in buying one at all. Fitbit’s new $150 Alta HR is the one most people would wear not just every day, but all night—and that’s worth every penny. At a glance, the Alta HR looks identical to its predecessor, last year’s original Alta. It’s a slim bracelet with an OLED screen that wakes to show the time when you raise your wrist and responds to…

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Trump could gut public health funding at the exact time we need it most

We’re hearing a lot about the 22 million people who may lose their health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. But there’s another, quieter tragedy that could play out if the ACA is gutted: States could lose critical funding for public-health efforts like responding to outbreaks, vaccination programs, and anti-smoking and anti-obesity campaigns. When the ACA was enacted in 2010, the law established the Prevention and Public Health Fund, with an annual appropriation that began at $500 million in 2010. The goal of the fund was simple: boost…

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The Most Shameless Food Product Placement in Video Games

If we had our way, we’d do nothing but play video games all day every day. But eventually those pesky bodily needs get in the way, and we have to stop to do things like “sleep” and “eat” and “apply bandages.” But don’t get us wrong. Food is great, too. If only there was a way to make the game-to-food transition easier. What if the games themselves let us know about delicious food worth putting the controller down for? Thanks to the crushing, blood-soaked gears of capitalism, there’s a chance…

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The food our New to the Parish community miss the most

For Carlinhos Cruz, nothing tastes quite as good as a well-prepared dish of rice and beans. When the Brazilian musician arrived in Ireland five years ago, he would meet up with Brazilian friends to buy Tesco value kidney beans and cook them with rice. “We found a cheap, almost satisfactory replacement but now there are Brazilian shops which sell our beans and even our rice, Tio João being the favourite,” he says. “Rice and beans sounds simple and in fact it is: brown pinto beans cooked in a pressure cooker…

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Lifestyle choice of the world’s most cosmopolitan butterfly

The last red admirals and commas are feeding on ivy flowers in autumn sunshine and Britain’s butterfly year is drawing to a close once more. One butterfly, though, is on the move. I’ve seen several painted ladies this month, but most have already headed south for the winter. The fate of British-born generations of painted ladies was a mystery until recently, when radar finally documented how they ascend to great heights before beginning their reverse migration.The painted lady is constantly on the move – and how far it moves has…

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