Trouble sleeping? These gadgets promise to help you get a good night’s kip in 2017

The benefits of getting a good night are well reported. But in an age of being hyperconnected, technology isn’t usually our friend when it comes to switching off. Not only do the constant stream of notifications disturb our slumber, but studies have shown that the blue light from your phone’s screen can disrupt your sleep pattern.However one of the key trends emerging from CES 2017 is that, this year, technology may start lending a helping hand when it comes to getting a good night’s kip. From sleep tracking devices to…

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TBI Blogs: Do You Think Diabetes or Heart Disease Is A “Genetic Problem”? You Need to Read This!

Everyone needs to understand that our genes are just one factor, one cog in the wheel that takes us hurtling towards the path of lifestyle disease-dom. Kavita Devgan explores the multiple factors that cause lifestyle diseases, and how to overcome them. Most of the time, we conveniently blame our genes for any health disorder that affects us. “Oh, both my aunts have diabetes, so I knew I would get it too,” a 35-year-old professional told me just last week. In fact, I hear this – or a variation of it – all the time….

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These 8 lifestyle changes will give you the lean body you always wanted

Are you completely happy with the way you lead your life? Content with the kind of fitness and food path you’ve chosen for yourself? If your answer is no, sports nutritionist Kinita Kadakia Patel has some important insights to help you get your life on track. With the launch of her first book, The Athlete in You, Kadakia goes in-depth into the life of an athlete—what they eat, how they exercise, their discipline and dedication—inspiring the rest of us to follow suit. “If you truly want to obtain an athletic…

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Delhi Fog or Smog? Apps, Websites, and Gadgets to Monitor Air Quality Around You

There’s no easy way to put this – Delhi air quality is at an all-time low. Even other big cities – the likes of Mumbai, and Kolkata – only fare better because of the high levels of Delhi smog. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 36 percent and 27 percent of deaths owing to lung cancer and heart disease, respectively, can be attributed to air pollution. And with the winter properly here, it’s not going to get better soon. We’ve previously written about low-tech and high-tech ways to combat…

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Your Food Is Making You Sick

I was listening to a call-in show on the radio this week and a listener from Colorado bragged about buying flour that was free of growth hormone and GMO’s. At first I laughed, and then I worried. Scientific ignorance is killing us. It allows climate change denialists to stop us from saving our home. It allows quacks and drug companies to sell fake cures. And it blinds us to the real problems in food safety. Which chickens are safer? Free Range? Organic? Hormone-free? GMO-free? Or none of the above?d(AP Photo/Charlie…

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Are You ‘Just’ A Lifestyle Entrepreneur? Good.

At The Value Builder System, we help owners that run companies with between $1 million and $20 million improve the value of their businesses, and occasionally I’ll hear our market referred to as “lifestyle entrepreneurs”. It usually happens when I’m on the phone with a partner in a private equity group or a highfalutin investment banker and I get my back up every time I hear it. The label lifestyle entrepreneur is usually used in a condescending tone to describe a business owner who has shunned outside capital in favor…

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Is your food bill eating you alive?

Remember the $7 cauliflower? Food prices have fallen back since the price shock that began the year, but a lot of people are still worried about how to pay for groceries. In the B.C. town of Saanich, a survey found that a substantial number of people spend between one-quarter and half their household income on food. One of the reasons why food prices have climbed is the weakness in the dollar – it makes imports more expensive. A stronger dollar would help lower food costs, but that doesn’t seem likely…

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Being a scout or guide shields you from anxiety and mood disorders: Study

As well as knowing how to tie knots, read a map, put up a tent and start a fire, a new study reveals that being in the scouts or guides during childhood also prepares your mind for the future.Researchers at the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow led by Chris Dibben analyzed data from almost 10,000 people from the UK born in 1958. They discovered that those that had been in either the Boy Scouts or the Girl Guides as children (28% of the sample) were less likely (by as much…

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Worried if your toddler is allergic to peanuts? Here’s how you can find out

Infants might be allergic to peanuts which make parents perplexed about when and how to introduce peanut-containing foods to them. A recent study that offers guidance on this topic will definitely help out parents without going “nuts.” “The first step is determining if your child is at high-risk for peanut allergy,” says Amal Assa’ad. “Before introducing peanut-containing foods to a high-risk infant, the infant should be seen by their primary health care provider who will determine if referral to an allergist for testing and/or in-office introduction is needed.” According to…

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This App Lets You Buy Restaurants’ Leftovers

Food For All is on a mission to reduce food waste in the U.S. The new food ordering service app essentially lets people buy a restaurant’s leftovers in an effort to help restaurants cut back on waste and to keep food from piling up in landfills. Users simply search the app for deals nearby; select the food they want to buy; and then go to the restaurant to pick it up. Food For All is already operating in Boston, where about 30 restaurants have signed up to participate. But this…

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