Bento Box: The Traditional Japanese Lunch Box That Is Both Healthy And ‘Too Pretty To Eat’!

We live a highly globalized world and exchange of diet and nutrition secrets between the remotest of cultures has become very commonplace. The world has learned a lot, for example, from Indian Ayurveda or ancient Chinese medicine and the wealth of both these Asian practices has reached every corner of the world. Similarly, every culture has something or the other of importance to offer. The Japanese single-portion take-out or home-packed meal, known as a bento box, is also a shining example of a cultural diet that has encouraged the idea…

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Amazing Benefits Of Popcorn That You Didn’t Know About

Yes, your movie buddy has great health benefits that you did not even know about! Popcorn is eaten and enjoyed by everyone. Some eat popcorn only at the movies while others may even include it in their diet as a healthy snack option. We are talking about regular popcorn here and not the microwavable variety we often eat at home or the ones that come with truckloads of butter and salt. Popcorn not just elevates a movie-time experience, it also beats a whole range of unhealthy snacking options hollow when it comes…

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4 Foods That May Help Control UTI

The urinary tract consists of the Kidneys, Bladder, Ureters (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder) and Urethra (that carry urine from the bladder outside). Infection in any part of the tract is Urinary Tract Infection or UTI however it is a term commonly used for infection in the lower tract i.e. the bladder and urethra. Women are more prone to UTI’s than men. Some common symptoms of UTI, as stated by the Cleveland Clinic: 1. Pain in the flank (side), abdomen or pelvic area 2. Pressure in the lower…

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5 foods that might help your eczema

Eczema is a condition that can be miserable to live with. It is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that can leave you with red, dry, itchy, scaly skin. Sometimes there are tiny blisters and often the skin can split, causing pain. It’s common for children, with up to 12 percent of children suffering with the condition. But it can affect adults too. While eczema can be persistent, it is possible to improve symptoms, and adapting your diet can make a huge difference for some people with the skin condition –…

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5 Snacks That You Can Eat After 8pm

Highlights Going to the bed with an empty stomach is always a bad idea Opt for healthy snack options to curb those odd hour hunger pangs It is believed that eating after 8pm can undermine weight loss efforts If you’re trying to shed some extra kilos, then you would have definitely been advised to cut down your food intake after a certain time in the evening. It is believed that eating after 7 or 8pm can undermine weight loss efforts. If you’ve had your early meal around 7pm, then there…

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6 Benefits of Coconut Oil That Will Make You Switch To This Superfood Today

Move over your refined oil and make way for coconut oil. At least the top nutritionists are sure doing and recommending so. Rich in Vitamin E, Vitamin K and minerals such as iron, coconut oil is one of the most nutritious additions you can make this year to your kitchen pantry. Latest studies have also claimed that coconut oil can raise HDL(good) cholesterol which makes it a right choice for the heart too. In addition to your health and diet, coconut oil can do wonders for your skin and hair…

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Mutton Chops: The Spicy Mutton Cutlet That Is Every Bengali’s Go-To Snack

It was slightly hard for my Kolkata based aunt to adjust to the ways of Delhi. In her last visit, one of the most bizarre things that she pointed out was us having teawith no or bare minimum snacks in the evenings. Back in Bengal, chai-time is incomplete without a round of complimentary snacks. The wide array of snacksincludes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. According to food critic Bikramjit Ray, “One of the specialties of Bengal is that they have such wholesome non-vegetarian snacks. If you see snacks across the country, they…

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My RSS feeds from a decade ago, a snapshot of gadget blogging when that was a thing

I chanced upon an ancient backup of my RSS feed subscriptions, a cold hard stone of data from my time at Wired in the mid-2000s. The last-modified date on the file is December 2007. I wiped my feeds upon coming to Boing Boing thenabouts: a fresh start and a new perspective. What I found, over 212 mostly-defunct sites, is a time capsule of web culture from a bygone age—albeit one tailored to the professional purpose of cranking out blog posts about consumer electronics a decade ago. It’s not a picture…

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Meet the People, Trends, and Items That Will Rule Fashion in 2018

Photographed by Corey Tenold If we’ve learned anything from 2017’s wild and wacky fashion, it’s to expect the unexpected. Austere minimalism went out the window in favor of a magpie-like love of glitz, glamour, and granny-chic style. Artists outpaced musicians as the coolest collaborators. And a new crop of models brought their outsize personalities to the catwalks in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. Even in this time of change, we’re putting our money on nine trends that will dominate fashion in 2018. And if they don’t, well, don’t worry—we’ll…

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An artist’s food-porn illustrations that Instagrammers would be jealous of

While visiting her sister in the UAE almost six years ago, Yasra Khoker was inspired by her niece and nephew. She liked the way they would spend hours after school copying pictures of dishes that appeared on menu leaflets. When Khoker returned to India, she began doing something similar. Trained as an interior designer, Khoker had already been sketching for over 15 years. “Even while growing up in (the) UAE, during family get-togethers, we would sit and sketch and make magazines and select stickers for our drawings,” said the 32-year-old,…

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