How do you start a conversation about mental health with someone who is depressed?

 War photographer Jacob Simkin, one of the subjects of the Australian documentary Happy Sad Man, suffers from post-traumatic stress and moral injury syndrome. Photograph: Proud Mother Pictures Jacob Simkin believes in humanity. But while documenting the fallout from airstrikes and artillery barrages in north-eastern Syria, he says this optimism has created a war inside him. The Melbourne-raised photographer is more at home in chaos than in peace. Simkin has also covered conflict in Somalia, Pakistan and Afghanistan over the past 15 years, and has taught activists how to shoot video…

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8 things you didn’t know you could do with your pressure cooker

1. ​The joy of cooking with a pressure cooker We all know how to make beans, lentils, and rice in a pressure cooker. But the real magic lies beyond the conventional approach. Today, we are going to take you through some amazing and mouth-watering dishes that can actually be made in a cooker and trust us, they taste heavenly (or may be better than what you make in an oven). Without any delay, let’s get started. 2. Cake If you don’t like a dry cake made in an oven or…

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Do you know, these 12 facts about Oreo make it even more special!

1. Oreo and its interesting history Oreo, typically a sandwich cookie that consists of two circular chocolate wafers along with a sweet creme filling in between, has been bringing a smile on our faces for over 100 years. The interesting journey of Oreo has two brothers involved in it. The end of business partnership of Jacob and Joseph Loose as the owners of the American Biscuit and Manufacturing Company, lead to the establishment of the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) by Joseph. Before it gets too boring for you to understand,…

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Do you use a pedometer while walking? Chances are you have an active, healthy lifestyle

LONDON: Researchers have found that people who use pedometers to count their steps as part of a 12-week walking programme, can have a healthier, more active lifestyle later. According to the researchers, brisk walking for 30 minutes or more daily on most days of the week can help adultsand older adults achieve important health benefits. “We knew that pedometers could improve physical activity levels in the population in the short-term, but long-term health benefits require sustained increases in physical activity levels,” said co-author of the study, Tess Harris, Professor of Primary Care Research at St George’s, University…

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What kind of bread do you associate with?

1. Breads and related personality traits We all love bread, but have you ever thought that the kind of bread you love the most somewhere also reflects the kind of person you are? Sounds interesting? Well, the good news is, it does and today we are going to disclose it. According to personality grooming experts, the way your gestures and hand movements speak about your personality, similarly your liking towards a particular food item also reflects the kind of person you are. Here are the 8 most popular types of…

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Do you know how eggs are prepared in different states?

1. Egg mania! Eggs are a staple diet throughout our country and have always proved to be a winner whenever we need a quick breakfast or a snack. With time they have been experimented and used in various recipes and travelled across the country acquiring different forms, flavours and taste. Recall the time when our moms tried to induce eggs in our diet as half boiled or full boiled but the young and stupid us were completely oblivious of its presence in other delicious forms and flavours. With time we…

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Do you know banana and pumpkin are berries and strawberry is not! Here’s why!

1. Why are bananas berries, but strawberry aren’t? Despite its name, strawberry isn’t a true berry. Its strange that so many fruits which actually have berry in their names are actually not berries. A berry is a simple fruit formed from one flower which has many seeds loosely embedded on the inside of the flesh. Scroll down to know more about foods that are technically berries: 2. Banana is a berry and a fruit Banana is both a berry and a fruit, which grows on large herbs and they are…

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There are 10 different names for pani puri. How many do you know?

1. Pani puri and its regional varieties! Do you know you there are 12 different varieties of pani puri in India? Pani puri, India’s all time favourite street food, is called by different names in different parts of the country. Although in most cases the recipe is almost the same, there might be quite a lot of difference in their tastes. Precisely the reason why the gupchup and phuckha eating people cannot adjust to the taste of golgappa and the paani puri eating people wonder why paani ke batashe are…

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From wearables to AI-based diet app: What entrepreneurs can do for a healthy lifestyle

Entrepreneurs should focus on their diet and exercise. In India, with so many options for delicious food, entrepreneurs tend to blame stress for their poor food habits, but won’t make active lifestyle changes. The entrepreneurs who take pride in their health and wellness, ensure that they get enough exercise and have fruits, salads regularly. It is with this same passion and conviction that Vishal Gondal started GOQii, which is a wearable device that helps people stay fit. One of his prized accomplishments is completing the 100 km Oxfam Trailwalk in…

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10 best bread recipes that prove why we cannot do without the good old double roti!

Bread is a staple for most people around the world. Breads are basically made with grains. Every country has its own history, tradition and method of making breads. Be it bruschetta, roti, naan, pita, focaccia or baguette, each country makes its own special bread! Indeed, it is your favourite companion when you don’t have anything else in your refrigerator. Is brown bread healthier than white bread? – White bread is made up of bleached flour that makes it lighter in color whereas brown bread is made of whole wheat flour…

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